Forrest Sincoff Gard is an artist and an educator. He received his BFA in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2009, completed post-baccaleaute studies at the University of Florida in 2011, and earned his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2014. From 2014–2018, Forrest worked as an associate editor for Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Currently, Forrest teaches ceramics, 3D design, and Art Appreciation at the University of North Georgia Oconee as well as community classes at the Oconee Cultural Arts Center in Watkinsville, Georgia. He has previously taught in Cortona, Italy, as part of the University of Georgia’s study abroad program and at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Forrest has shown his ceramic art and interactive installations in exhibitions across the United States, Europe, and South Korea, including the 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale at the Icheon World Ceramics Center in South Korea; and at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Ponoma, California; The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, Florida.
Forrest has completed a number of short- and long-term artist residencies, including the NCECA International Residency at ASP in Wroclaw, Poland, as well as residencies at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center in Macon, Georgia, where he received a $25,000 grant to install a large-scale public artwork.