Curriculum Vitae

Derek Reeverts

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derekreeverts.wordpress.com

 

Education                                                                                                                               

MFA Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2009

BFA Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 1999

 

Teaching Experience                                                                                                               

2013-Present Teaching Lab Specialist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Maintain all aspects of studio logistics, finance, and supply management.  Operate, repair and instruct the use of equipment, including ceramic kilns and equipment, decal printer, and 3D printer.  Teach all graduate and undergraduate students studio safety, equipment use, and materials safety.  Help students perfect process and technique.  Help faculty with recruitment and other duties as needed.

 

2012 – 2013 Instructor of Visual Arts, Summer Ceramics Instructor, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI, Introductory and advanced ceramics for secondary school students.

 

2010 Workshop Instructor, CraftSummer Classes, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Figurative sculpting in porcelain for primary/secondary teachers.

 

2009 – 2011 Visiting Faculty, Beginning Ceramics, Rowan Art Center, Miami

University, Oxford, OH, Sprint course ceramics is an introductory course for majors and

non-majors that covers basic hand-building techniques, wheel throwing, and mid range  firing.

 

 

2008 – 2009 Instructor of Record for Beginning Ceramics, Rowan Art Center, Miami

University, Oxford, OH  Sprint course ceramics is an introductory course for majors and

non-majors that covers basic hand-building techniques, wheel throwing, and mid range firing.

 

2007 – 2009 Instructor of Record for Ceramics I, Graduate Assistant to

Professor Dennis Tobin, Ceramics I explores the use of coil, slab, pinch, and wheel

throwing as an introductory experience in clay. The students use traditional and

contemporary approaches in their projects and several decorative methods and firings extend

their perception of the entire ceramic process.

 

2008 Instructor of Record for Beginning Drawing, Rowan Art Center, Sprint course drawing is

an introductory course for majors and non-majors that covers line, value, gesture, perspective, and figurative drawing.

 

1994 – 2001 Teaching Assistant, Macomb High School Graphic Communications Department and the Lamoine Valley Vocational System

 

Exhibitions                                                                                                                                           

2017

Forthcoming – Miami University Art Museum, 2017 Department of Art Exhibit, group exhibit, Oxford, OH

 

Forthcoming  – The Clay Studio, Small Favors XI, National Juried, Philadelphia, PA

 

2016

University Gallery, Faculty Exhibit, group exhibit, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

The Charlie Cummings Gallery, Profit Margin, group exhibit, Gainesville, FL

 

2015

The Charlie Cummings Gallery, Cup: the Intimate Object XI, invitational and national juried exhibit, Gainesville, FL

 

The Clay Studio, Small Favors X, invitational and national juried exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

 

Rhode Island Convention Center, Small Favors NCECA Exhibit, selected group exhibit, Providence, RI

 

2014

Harn Museum of Art, Solo: Together, 50th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibit, group exhibit, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

The Charlie Cummings Gallery, At Sixes and Sevens, solo exhibit, Gainesville, FL

 

The Clay Studio, Small Favors IX, invitational and national juried exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

 

Saint Johns River State College, Extremes, group exhibit, Palatka, FL

 

Florida State College at Jacksonville, All Florida Ceramics Invitational, group exhibit, South Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

 

2013

University Gallery, SA+AH Studio Art Faculty Exhibit, group exhibit, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

Mobilia Gallery, The Teapot Redefined, group exhibit, Cambridge, MA

 

Gallery One One, hue: RED, regional juried exhibition, Brazee Street Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

The Clay Studio, Small Favors VIII, invitational and juried exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

 

Best of 2013, regional juried exhibition, Juried by Michael W. Monroe

-Ohio Craft Museum

-Southern Ohio Museum

-Springfield Museum of Art

 

The A Gallery, Green, group exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT

 

The Clay Studio, solo exhibit: The Devil you Know…, Bonovitz Exhibition Space, Philadelphia, PA

 

Morean Arts Center, Functional/Dysfunctional, national juried exhibit, St. Petersburg, FL, Juried by Kathy King and Steven Young Lee

 

18 Hands Gallery, Houston, 6th Annual Texas Teapot Tournament, international juried exhibition, TX,

 

Focus Gallery, Currents 2013: Phenomena of the End!, national juried exhibit, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Juried by Steven Young Lee

 

2012

RIO Gallery, Holiday Exhibit hosted by the UAC Division of Arts and Museums, Salt Lake City

 

The A Gallery, Land, Group Exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Mobilia Gallery, The Teapot Redefined, group exhibit, Cambridge, MA

 

Dow Visual Arts Gallery, Interlochen Center for the Arts Faculty Exhibit, group exhibit, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

 

The A Gallery, Summer Solstice, group exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT

The Carnegie, Solo Exhibit:  The Farthest Place From My Eyes, Semmens Gallery, Covington, KY

 

Gallery One One, hue: BLUE, regional juried exhibition, Brazee Street Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

Best of 2012, regional juried exhibition, Juried by Lloyd E. Herman

-Ohio Craft Museum

-Wayne Center for the Arts

-Fitton Center for Creative Arts

 

Grindcore House, Empty Night Skies, group exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

 

The Clay Studio, Small Favors VII, group exhibit, Philadelphia

 

The A Gallery, In Good Form, group exhibit, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Bellevue Arts Museum, Push Play, NCECA invitational, Bellevue, WA

 

2011

Mendocino Arts Center, To Go, national juried exhibition, Mendocino, CA, Juried by Christa Assad

 

Focus Gallery, Currents: Influenced by Place, national juried exhibition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Juried by Jennifer Allen

 

WCIAI, West Central Illinois Arts Center Annual Juried Photography and Ceramics Show, regional juried exhibition, Macomb, IL

 

Gallery One One, hue: YELLOW, regional juried exhibition, Brazee Street Studios, Cincinnati, OH

 

Best of 2011, regional juried exhibition, Juried by Paula Owen

-Ohio Craft Museum

-Southern Ohio Museum

-Kent State University

 

ISIS Gallery, Wood Fired Ceramics:  A Contemporary Approach, group exhibit, University of Notre Dame

 

2010

Oxford Art Center, All Our Futile Grief, group exhibit, Oxford, OH

 

Ceramic Sculpture: On the Brighter Side of Things, online exhibition, crafthaus.ning.com

 

Ohio Craft Museum, Emerging Artists: Ohio Connections, group exhibit, Columbus, OH

 

Hiestand Galleries, CraftSummer 2010 Faculty Exhibition, group exhibit, Miami University, Oxford, OH

 

The Clay Studio, Small Favors V, group exhibit, Philadelphia, PA,

 

Best of 2010, regional juried exhibition, Juried by Al Gorman

-Ohio Craft Museum

-Owens Community College

-Lima Artspace

 

Focus Gallery, Currents: Contemporary Ceramics, national juried exhibit, Gainesville, FL, Jurored by John Byrd and Linda Arbuckle

 

2009

Tower Place Gallery, Tower Place Showcase, solo exhibit, Cincinnati, OH

 

Oxford Community Art Center, Rep Your Hood, group exhibit, Oxford, OH

 

Foundry Art Centre, Friendly Fire, national juried exhibition, St. Charles, MO, Juried by Bunny McBride and Bede Clarke

 

The Clay Studio, Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, national juried exhibit, Philadelphia, Juried by Jeff Guido, Marge Brown Kalodner, and Bob Pfannebecker

 

Figurative Commentaries, two-person exhibit, Fairfield Art Center,

Fairfield, OH

 

North Gallery, MFA solo exhibit: A Precarious Repose, Miami University, Oxford, OH

 

Self: Self-portraits from around the world, Ovenden Contemporary, online exhibit, Great Cambourne, Cambridge, UK,

 

Best of 2009, Regional Juried Exhibition, Juried by Wendy H. Outland

-Ohio Craft Museum

-Southern Ohio Museum

-Mansfield Art Center

-Wayne Center for the Arts

Garth Clark Galleries, Contemporary Ceramic Figures: The Sanford Besser Collection,

Online Exhibition

 

University Art Gallery, Clay & Context, national juried exhibition, Jurored by Sherman Hall, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

 

2008

Hiestand Galleries Graduate Student Exhibition, group exhibit, Miami University, Oxford, OH

 

The Clay Studio, Fifth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, national juried exhibit, Philadelphia, Juried by Jeff Guido, Marge Brown Kalodner, and Bob Pfannebecker

 

Figurama, international group exhibit:

-Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen / CR

-Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague / CR

-Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / CR

-Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava / Slovakia

-University of Applied Sciences in Mainz / Germany

-Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice / Poland

-Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan / Poland

-Facultad de Bellas Artes Valencia / Spain

-Brno University of Technology – Faculty of Architecture / CR

-Brno University of Technology – Faculty of Fine Arts / CR

-Miami University, Oxford, Ohio / USA

-University of Tomáš Baťa in Zlín / CR

 

Saddleback College, Third International Small Teapot Competition, international juried exhibit, Jurored by Guangzhen Zhou, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.

 

2006

Lee Gallery, First year Graduate Exhibition, group exhibit, Miami University, Oxford, OH

 

2003

Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Permanent Collection Ceramics, group exhibit, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

 

1999

Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Recent Works, BFA solo exhibit, Macomb, IL

 

 

Committee Work                                                                                                          

SA+AH Health and Safety Committee, University of Florida, 2013-Present

Health and Safety Committee Chair 2013-2016

HR Generalist Hiring Committee, University of Florida, 2016

Public Art Selection Committee, University of Florida Chemical Biology Building, 2016

Graduate Student Selection Committee, University of Florida, 2014-Present

 

Gallery Representation                                                                                                   

5 years with The A Gallery, 1321 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84108   Telephone – 801.583.4800, email – contactagallery@agalleryonline.com

 

Awards and Collections                                                                                                                         

2013 Brian Lonsway Memorial Award for Humor in Craft, The Best of 2013 Exhibition, Ohio

Designer Craftsmen

2013 Honorable Mention Morean Arts Center, “Functional/Dysfunctional”

2012 Zane H. Zimmerman Award for Excellence for a Body of Work, Ohio Designer Craftsman

2012 “Box Social” in the collection of Steve Reichman, Haverford, PA

2011 Best in Show, West Central Illinois Arts Center Annual Juried Photography and Ceramics Show, Macomb, IL

2010 “Neither Here nor There” in the collection of Phil and Marge Kalodner, Gladwyne, PA

2009 “Point of Impact” in the collection of Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, NM

2009 “The Beholder” in the collection of Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, NM

2009 Brian Lonsway Memorial Award for Humor in Craft, The Best of 2009 Exhibition, Ohio

Designer Craftsmen

2009 “Saving Face” in the collection of Ron Stevens, Oxford, OH

2009 “Prey” in the collection of Susan Ewing, Oxford, OH

2009 NICHE Awards Finalist, Student Sculptural Ceramic Category

2009 “Self-Made Man” in the collection of Dean Spong, Rochester, NY

2008 Sinisa Lenac Graduate Studio Award

2008 “Predator” 2nd Place, Fifth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition

2008 “Predator” in the Collection of Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, NM

1999 Western Illinois University Art Gallery Purchase Award

1997 Honorable Mention, Western Illinois University Art Gallery Juried Student Show

 

Published Work                                                                                                                                 

2013 “500 Teapots Volume 2”  Lark Books

2012 Bellevue Art Museum “Exhibitions & Programs” Poster (inset, back)

2012 “Western Humanities Review” (selections), Winter 2012, 66.1

2011 “Wood Fired Ceramics:  A Contemporary Approach” Poster

2010 “Emerging Artists: Ohio Connections” Exhibit Card

2010 “Self: Self-portraits from around the World”

2009 “Figurama” Exhibition Catalog

2009 “100 Western Contemporary Teapots” Poster

2009 “Best of 2009” Poster (inset, back), Ohio Designer Craftsmen

2008 “Effusions” Art Journal Volume 16

 

Related Experience                                                                                                                               

Spring 2009 Lab Technician, Graduate Assistant Studio Assistant to Professor Dennis Tobin

Fall 2009 Lab Technician, Graduate Assistant Studio Assistant to Professor Dennis Tobin

Spring 2008 Lab Technician, Graduate Assistant Studio Assistant to Professor Dennis Tobin

2006 – 2007 Graduate Assistant to Professor Roscoe Wilson, “Polymer Hill”, funded by the

Butler County Environmental Services Educational Grant.

2006 – 2007 Graduate Assistant to Professor Roscoe Wilson, “Forest Billboards”, funded by the

Committee on Faculty Research, Miami University

2004 Assistant to Facilities, Earth Center for the Arts, Director for “Clay Day” art outreach

function, Colchester, IL

2004 – 2006 Residency at The Earth Center for the Arts, Colchester, IL

2003 Assistant to Professor Sun Koo Yuh hosting The Onggi American Tour Exhibition, funded

by the Korea Foundation and Western Illinois University

 

Private Sector Experience                                                                                                                                          

Photo Resources Coordinator, Mediacall Inc. March 2002 – July 2006

Line Artist, Tattoo Blue May 2001 – March 2002

 

Memberships                                                                                                                                            2012- Present National Council on the Education of the Ceramic Arts – NCECA

2009 – 2011 Ohio Designer Craftsmen – Member

 

Lectures and Workshops                                                                                                                                          

2017 NCECA Gallery Presentation for The Clay Studio, March 22

2014 Visiting Artist, Florida State College at Jacksonville, February 27

2013 Visiting Artist, Weber State University, January 23, 30

2012 Visiting Artist, Weber State University, October 3

2012 Visiting Artist, Weber State University, January 23

2009 “Context, Introspection, and the Small, Quiet Voice”, Miami University Artist Lecture Series,

September 9

2009 Guest Panelist for Teaching Assistant Seminar taught by Jennifer Purdum

2009 Lecturer for Advanced Ceramics taught by Dennis Tobin

2009 Lecturer for Advanced Drawing taught by Tracey Featherstone

2008 Lecturer/Demonstrator at Visual Arts Club Screen Printing Workshop, Miami University

 

Skills                                                                                                                                          

Maintain and operate all standard ceramic kilns and equipment

Maintain and operate most woodshop equipment

Kiln building

Carpentry and building construction

Cross platform computer use including Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, and Excel

Clay body and glaze formulation

Knowledge of historical and contemporary art

Graphic Design and Layout

3D Printer Maintenance

 

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