Author Profile
Brittany Mojo

Brittany Mojo was born and raised in New Jersey before moving to California to pursue her BFA in ceramics from California State University, Long Beach. She earned her MFA from UCLA in 2016. She is an assistant professor at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, where she leads the Ceramics Program. Mojo has shown vigorously since 2016, with exhibitions mounted throughout the United States and Europe. As an artist and educator, she is persistent in her engagement with various art communities in Central and Southern California. She is a member of the artist-run gallery and non-profit arts organization Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Los Angeles. Currently, she splits her time between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo with her studio in Long Beach, California.


Brittany Mojo, The Swell (nowness again), installation at Mindy Solomon Gallery, 2023. Photo courtesy of Mindy Solomon gallery.
And then the unthinkable happened. My father passed away suddenly during my second semester, which drastically impacted the way I thought about my work – what I was making and why I was making it. Coming from a thinking-through-making experience at CSULB, it seemed the exact opposite was true at UCLA. Everyone was reading Derrida, Solnit, and Lacan – gathering ideas and metaphors as the first step to realizing a piece. I, however, was in mourning, and I needed to rely on my practice to offer respite and on literature to offer answers to questions that have plagued humanity since the beginning of consciousness. Mourning became my life’s work. It was tragically difficult and incredibly lonely.