Kane-Cali-Biography

Biography

Born in Malta 1983

MA Ceramics & Glass – Royal College of Art, London, UK
3 Dimensional Design Glass BA (Hons) – University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

Kane Cali Studio is a newly established artist studio space set in the midst of the historic city of Valletta situated the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. The space has been set up to allow for facilities centred around cast crystal works and aims to merge the use of cutting edge technologies with that of the traditional. 

Intrigued by science and its ability to further observe systems in nature, he is interested in revisiting this optic language through works such as the Ripple Landscape. This series of works seek to capture the subtly and simplicity of interactions between waves and the complexity that emerges as a result. The use of crystal as the primary medium allows for a harmonious refractive relationship with light, creating brilliantly sophisticated shades of colour and form.

Kane Cali graduated from the prestigious and internationally renowned Royal College of Art in which he specialised in ceramics and glass. Since then he has exhibited internationally in Paris, Milan, London and Shanghai. He has also worked closely with private clients to create site specific bespoke pieces. 

 

Resume

Professional Experience

2019 Self employed artist, KaneCaliStudio, Valletta, Malta

2018 Gallery Manager - Iniala Galleries, Malta

2013 - 17 Ceramics Lecturer – Malta College of Art, Science and Technology, Malta

2011 Artist in Residence – University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

2010 Designer/maker – Glass Zoo ltd, Surrey, UK

2010 Designer/maker – Fusion Glass Designs Ltd : Structural Architectural Decorative Glass, London, UK

Awards and Grants

2013 Nominated for the Conran Award 2013

2011 Granted scholarship from Malta Arts Scholarship board for postgraduate studies in the Arts.

2010 Appointed Licentiate of Distinction by the Society for Designer Craftsmen

2010 Awarded 2 year membership with the CAA (Contemporary Applied Arts) gallery.

2010 Awarded runner up CGS (Contemporary Glass Society) Prize at New Designers Expo.

Exhibitions

2018 Annual Collective, Valletta Contempoprary, Valletta, Malta

2018 Here&Now 01, Collective show, Valletta Contemporary, Valletta, Malta

2017 Human Construct, Solo show, Blitz, Valletta, Malta

2017 Human Matter, Collective show, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta, Malta

2017 In Transit, Collective show, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany, Villa Claudia, Feldirch, Austria

2016 Of Spacial Concerns, Malta Stock Exchange, Valletta, Malta

2014 INFORM, Blitz Gallery, St. Lucy Street, Valletta, Malta

2013 Discreetly Present, Roca London Gallery, Imperial Warf, London, UK

2013 Model / Making, Contemporary Applied Arts gallery, London, UK

2013 SCOOP INTERNATIONAL, Phillips Gallery, Victoria, London, UK

2013 RCA SHOW 2013, Dyson Building, Battersea, London, UK

2013 Art Shanghai, Glass Pavillion, Shanghai, China

2013 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, South Kensington, London, UK

2012 Religionis Violenta, West Bank Gallery, Notting Hill, London, UK

2012 ‘Paradise’, Via Ventura, Milan, Italy

2012 Aminaka Wilmont catwalk show – London Fashion Week, Somerset House, London, UK

2011 Solo exhibition ‘Ripple Landscape’- Christine X gallery, Tinge, Malta

2011 The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair – Candid Arts Trust Gallery, Islington, London, UK

2011 Circus Show – Contemporary Applied Arts gallery, London, UK

2011 Designer Crafts 2011 – Society for Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London, UK

2010 Made to Cherish – The Best of British Craft, Contemporary Applied Arts gallery, London, UK

2010 New Designers 2010 – Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK

Publications

2018 Valletta Contemporary 001 (Dec2018)

2012 New Technologies in Glass (Aug 2012)

Press

2017 Vamp Magazine, Artist profile, (Dec 2017)

2017 Malta Today newspaper, Artist profile, (Nov 2017)

2017 Encore Magazine, Artist profile, (Sept 2017)

2017 Il- Bizzilla, Artist Profile, (Sept 2017)

2017 EBM Magazine, Artist profile, (Aug 2017)

2017 Home Works Magazine, Artist profile, (Aug 2017)

2017 House & Garden, Artist mention, (June 2017)

2013 Indulge Magazine, Artist profile, (April 2014)

2013 Craft Arts International, Artist profile, issue 87, (May 2013)

2013 RCA SHOW Case, London Evening Standard, (June 2013)

2012 Elle Décor, featuring Masterpiece chandelier (May 2012)

2011 ‘Shards’ – 2 page spread interview, Archetype Magazine (Nov 2011)

2011 Half page spread, The Malta Independent newspaper (Dec 2011)

2011 ‘Heart of Glass’, full page spread – The Sunday Times, Malta (Nov 2011)

2011 Digital Craft: A Process by which to Make, full page spread – Glass Network (March 2011)

2011 Press release Bank of Valletta – Online publication (Dec 2011)

2010 Half page spread interview – Arts Thread Magazine (Dec 2010)

2010 Portfolio: New Designers Glass Prize – Glass Network (Sept 2010)