Curriculum Vitae

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Education                                                                                                                                

 

BFA Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 1999

MFA Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2009

 

Exhibitions                                                                                                                                           

 

2013

•Solo Exhibit: “The Devil you Know…”, The Clay Studio, Bonovitz Exhibition Space, Philadelphia, PA, March 1- March 31

 

•Functional/Dysfunctional, National Juried Exhibit, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, January 12 – February 24, Jurors: Kathy King and Steven Young Lee

 

•6th Annual Texas Teapot Tournament, International Juried Exhibition, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, January 12 – January 31

 

•Currents 2013: Phenomena of the End!, National Juried Exhibit, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, January 9 – February 2, Juror: Steven Young Lee

 

2012

•Holiday Exhibit hosted by the UAC Division of Arts and Museums, RIO Gallery, Salt Lake City, December 7 – January 4

 

•Land, Group Exhibit, The A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT, October 19 – November 17

 

•The Teapot Redefined, Group Exhibit, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, September 29 – November 15

 

•Interlochen Center for the Arts Faculty Exhibit, Group Show, Dow Visual Arts Gallery,  Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI, June 28 – July 21

 

•Summer Solstice, Group Exhibit, The A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT,  June 21 – July 20th

 

•Solo Exhibit, “The Farthest Place From My Eyes”, Semmens Gallery, The Carnegie, Covington, KY, May 18 – June 22

 

•hue: BLUE, Regional Juried Exhibition, Gallery One One, Brazee Street Studios, Cincinnati, OH, May 11 – June 1

 

•Best of 2012, Regional Juried Exhibition, Jurorer by Lloyd E. Herman

-Ohio Craft Museum May 6 – June 24, 2012

-Wayne Center for the Arts July 12 – August 18, 2012

-Fitton Center for Creative Arts September 14 – November 9, 2012

 

•Empty Night Skies, Group Exhibit, Grindcore House, Philadelphia, PA, April 20 – June20

 

•”Small Favors VII”, Invitational Exhibit, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, March 2 – June 1

 

•”In Good Form”, Group Exhibit, A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT,  January 26 – February 18

 

•”Push Play”, NCECA Invitational, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, January 19 – June 17

 

2011

•”To Go” National Juried Exhibition, Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA., December 1 – December 31, Jurored by Christa Assad

 

•Currents: Influenced by Place, National Juried Exhibition, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, November 21 – December 9, Jurored by Jennifer Allen

 

•West Central Illinois Arts Center Annual Juried Photography and Ceramics Show, Regional Juried Exhibition, WCIAI, Macomb, IL, June 24 – July 30

 

•hue: YELLOW, Regional Juried Exhibition, Gallery One One, Brazee Street Studios, Cincinnati, OH, June 10 – August 5

 

•Best of 2011, Regional Juried Exhibition, Jurorer by Paula Owen

-Ohio Craft Museum May 1 – June 19, 2011

-Southern Ohio Museum July 8 – August 27, 2011

-Kent State University October 11 – November 11, 2011

 

•Wood Fired Ceramics:  A Contemporary Approach, Invitational Exhibit, ISIS Gallery, University of Notre Dame, January 27 – February 18

 

 

2010

•“All Our Futile Grief”, Group Exhibition, Oxford Art Center, Oxford, OH, October 8 – November 5

 

•Ceramic Sculpture: On the Brighter Side of Things, Online Exhibition, crafthaus.ning.com

 

•Emerging Artists: Ohio Connections, Invitational Exhibit, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH, July 11 – August 22

 

•CraftSummer 2010 Faculty Exhibition, Hiestand Galleries, Miami  University, Oxford, OH, June 11 – July 9

 

•Small Favors V, Invitational Exhibit, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, May 7 – 30, 2010

 

•Best of 2010, Regional Juried Exhibition, Jurored by Al Gorman

-Ohio Craft Museum May 2 – June 20, 2010

-Owens Community College August 9 – September 25, 2010

-Lima Artspace November 5 – December 18, 2010

 

•Currents: Contemporary Ceramics, Gainesville, FL,  January 11 – 29, Jurored by John Byrd and Linda Arbuckle

 

2009

•Tower Place Showcase, Cincinnati, OH, September 8 – June 1, 2011

 

•“Rep Your Hood”, Group Exhibit, Oxford Community Art Center, Oxford, OH, September 7

– October 9

 

•Friendly Fire, National Juried Exhibition, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, July 31 –

September 11, 2009, Juried by Bunny McBride and Bede Clarke

 

•Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, National Juried Exhibit, The Clay Studio Philadelphia, July 3 – August 2, Juried by Jeff Guido, Marge Brown Kalodner,     and Bob Pfannebecker

 

•Figurative Commentaries, Two-Person Exhibit, May 23 – July 11, Fairfield Art Center,

Fairfield, OH

 

•MFA Exhibit “A Precarious Repose”, North Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH March 31 –

April 3, 2009

 

•Self: Self-portraits from around the world, Ovenden Contemporary, Great Cambourne,

Cambridge, UK, Online Exhibit

 

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

-Ohio Craft Museum May 3- June 212009

-Southern Ohio Museum July 3- August 26 2009

-Mansfield Art Center September 13- October 25 2009

-Wayne Center for the Arts November 12- December 19 2009

 

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

14 – 28, Online Exhibition

 

•Clay & Context, National Juried Exhibition, January 15 – February 6, Jurored by Sherman Hall,

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

 

2008

•Hiestand Galleries Graduate Student Exhibition, Miami University, Oxford, OH

 

•Fifth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, National Juried Exhibit, The

Clay Studio Philadelphia, July 3 – July 27, Jurored by Jeff Guido, Marge Brown Kalodner, and

Bob Pfannebecker

 

•“Figurama” International Touring Exhibition:

-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

 

•Third International Small Teapot Competition, Saddleback College, February 25 – March 27,

Jurored by Guangzhen Zhou, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA.

 

2006

•First year Graduate Exhibition, Miami University, Lee Gallery, Oxford, OH

 

2003

•Permanent Collection Ceramics, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, IL

September 23 – October 16

 

1999

•BFA Exhibit, Solo Exhibit “Recent Works”,  April 19 – 23, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, IL

 

Teaching Experience                                                                                                              

Summer 2012 Instructor of Visual Arts, Ceramics Instructor, Interlochen Center for the Arts,

Interlochen, MI

 

2010 – 2011 Visiting Faculty, Beginning Ceramics, Rowan Art Center, Miami

University, Oxford, OH

 

Summer 2010 Workshop Instructor, CraftSummer Classes, Miami University, Oxford, OH

 

2009 – 2010 Visiting Faculty, Beginning Ceramics, Rowan Art Center, Miami

University, Oxford, OH

 

Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2009 Instructor of Record for Beginning Ceramics, Rowan Art Center

Sprint course ceramics is an introductory course for majors and non-majors that covers basic

hand-building techniques, wheel throwing, and mid range firing.

 

Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 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.

 

Fall 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.

 

June 1, 1994 – May 2001 Teaching Assistant, Macomb High School Graphic Communications Department and the Lamoine Valley Vocational System

 

Gallery Representation                                                                                                

• The A Gallery, 1321 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84108   Telephone – 801.583.4800

email – contactagallery@agalleryonline.com

 

“Established in 1983, Salt Lake City’s “A” gallery is one of Utah’s most respected fine art institutions. The award winning, 10,000 square foot gallery, including sculpture garden, houses a distinctive collection of contemporary fine art paintings and sculpture by established and emerging artists. Choose from a large, constantly evolving selection of abstract, landscape, and figurative works by local regional and international artists working in all media.”

 

Awards and Collections                                                                                                                       

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 “Functional/Dysfunctional” Exhibit Card

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

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

2012 “In Good Form” Exhibit Card

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

 

Experience                                                                                                                                           

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

Line Artist, Tattoo Blue May 2001 – March 2002

 

Affiliations                                                                                                                                            

National Council on the Education of the Ceramic Arts – NCECA

Ohio Designer Craftsmen – Member 2009 – 2011

 

Conferences and Workshops Attended                                                                                               

NCECA 2012 – Seattle, Washington

NCECA 2010 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008 – Miami University Chemical Waste Management Seminar

2008 – Funke Fired Arts – Richard Notkin workshop, Cincinnati, Ohio

NCECA 2008 – Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

NCECA 2007 – Louisville, Kentucky

NCECA 2004 – Indianapolis, Indiana

Lectures                                                                                                                                                

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

 

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