Constance McBride draws her inspiration from nature, family and personal experiences. A native of Philadelphia, PA. McBride relocated from the East Coast to the Southwest in 2002 and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a member of eye lounge; a collective, artist-run, contemporary art space in the Roosevelt Row Arts District and has exhibited her work at R. Pela Contemporary Art Gallery, the Udinotti Museum of Figurative Art and the Las Cruces Museum of Art in New Mexico. Her work can be found in private collections around the country. McBride received a Bachelor of Arts from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania and was recently featured in the international ceramics platform, Ceramics Now.
My focus has been aging and the human body and my work with this subject matter has been evolving for some time. The effects time has on our bodies and my evolving emotions concerning them are what drive the direction of my work. Unfortunately, the arrow of time cannot be disputed. Permanent change is a fundamental part of nature. My figures are created to punctuate the human drama. By investigating concrete representations and creating situations that the viewer will identify with, I hope to break the viewer's passivity and make a connection..