Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication. This makes sense given that, as a child, Misty was immersed in her father’s world of puppetry and the performing arts. Traveling to many parts of the world as a young girl and later as an adult has also made an indelible impact on her life and work. In 1998, Misty was invited to be the first American to perform in Iran (since 1979) at the 7th International Puppet Festival in Tehran. Gamble’s current work, life-size ceramic figurative sculptures, focuses attention on issues surrounding femininity and challenges conventional standards of morality, normalcy and propriety. Misty received her MFA from San Francisco State University and is the recipient of a number of honors including awards from the Martin Wong Foundation, National Conference for the Education of Ceramic Arts and the Ellice T. Johnston Foundation. In 2008, she received an artist grant from the Ruth Chenven Foundation and was honored as a Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist. Misty was an Artist-in-Residence at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, where she earned the Howard Kottler Fellowship and is currently a resident at The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She teaches at the Kansas City Art Institute and exhibits nationally.