Artist Angelica Pozo discusses her personal background and development as an artist. Pozo grew up in the Bronx in New York, and attended boarding school on Long Island. Pozo first realized she had artistic ability after receiving painting lessons in the second grade. Pozo studied ceramics at Moore College of Art and Design but later enrolled at Alfred University which was a "ceramics heaven." Pozo initially resisted outside influences on her work, focusing on ancient and primal work. In later years, she used her Cuban and Puerto Rican identity to shape her work. Pozo began to develop more functional pieces of art starting with photographs that looked like landscapes to more abstract work. Pozo decided to relocate to Cleveland after visiting several times. Pozo established a studio in Cleveland with several other artists who "energized each other." One of her favorite art pieces is the Fruits and Vegetables in Gateway District, inspired by the old Central Market. Pozo considers her most important accomplishments as residencies in schools, being able to share experiences, and being a catalyst for community projects.
Pozo, Angelica (interviewee)
Busta, William (interviewer)
Cleveland Artists Foundation
"Angelica Pozo Interview, 29 October 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 901021.
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