Ron Nagle (b.1939, San Francisco) is known for his exquisitely crafted, jewel-like sculptures, each made by hand. Although he works in traditional mediums like ceramic, he combines them with other materials, including epoxy resin and catalyzed polyurethane, to create forms that cannot be achieved in clay alone. Despite the work’s three-dimensionality, Nagle explains, “everything is done, even subconsciously, from a flat point of view.”Ron Nagle’s first one-person exhibition took place in 1968, and since then he has had one-person exhibitions at numerous museums, most recently at the Vienna Secession and the Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany. In 2013 his work was included in the exhibition The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale. Nagle is also a musician, and a deluxe edition of his acclaimed 1970 album Bad Rice was released on Omnivore Recordings in 2015. He lives and works in San Francisco.