Jarica Walsh is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma, receiving her BFA in Media Arts with an emphasis in Filmmaking. She is a visual artist working primarily in ceramics. She is an active curator, including Symbiotic, Scorched Earth: Subversive Ceramics, and Take A Seat. Walsh is the Director of Art in Public Places for the Oklahoma Arts Council. Walsh was born in Pawhuska, and is a proud member of the Osage Nation. She lives and works in Oklahoma City, maintaining a studio in the Paseo Arts District.
I am heavily influenced by an early connection with circles, a compulsion to collect scraps of paper, and the constant desire to spend time alone with trees. I am a multidisciplinary artist, working mostly in ceramics. My sculptural works seek a balance and harmony of shape and pattern, reflecting our connection to the earth and the universe. I am motivated by the core principles of optimism, appreciation, and inclusion. These concepts are driving forces across my artistic practice.