Merce Tiana

Freedom (Breaking Chains). 2014 Freedom (Breaking Chains). 2014

Born in 1956 in Barcelona. She graduated from Laguna University in Tenerife, Spain (BA: Art History, 1983). Mercê studied ceramics at the Ceramics Art School, Madrid (1988). She graduated from the University of Barcelona (MFA: Sculpture, 1993; PhD: Fine Arts, 2002). Since 1990 she has participated in numerous exhibitions in Andorra, France, Latvia, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the USA. The artist has arranged several solo exhibitions. She has created ceramics sculptures for interior and exterior of public institutions in Spain and abroad. Mercê has published a number of articles and reviews on ceramic art internationally. Since 1991 she has been a member of the Catalonian Ceramics Association. During the period from 2007 to 2011 she was elected chairperson of the Catalonian Ceramics Association. She has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) since 2013. Her works are included in the collections of art museums in Latvia, Spain, and Turkey. From 1979 to 1987 she taught at the Art and Crafts School in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. Since 1991 she teaches at Pau Gargallo Art and Design School in Badalona. She is promoting ceramics and sculpture by organizing workshops and exhibitions of local and foreign artists in Catalonia. She also works at her studio in Premià de Dalt (Barcelona).