Education

2016     Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics: Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA); Bloomfield Hills, MI

2014 Post Baccalaureate Certificate: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth); New Bedford, MA

2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics/Minor in Art History: State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz); New Paltz, NY

 

Selected Exhibitions

2020 upcoming: Dairy Arts Center; Boulder, CO

2020 upcoming: solo show, Bear Gallery; Fairbanks, AK

2019 “Offset Flow” ConocoPhillips Gallery; solo show; Anchorage, AK

2019 ‘2nd Annual Winter Bike Fest Art Show’ Trek Store of Anchorage; Anchorage, AK

2018 ‘Run Riot’ PLUG Projects; group, salon-style show; Kansas City, MO

2018    'Slow Time' PLUG Projects; two-person site-specific show; Kansas City, MO

2017     'First Thursday Art Walk' The Pioneer Collective; solo exhibition; Seattle, WA

2017     'The 9th World Ceramic Biennale Korea' World Ceramic Center; South Korea

2016     'Exchange Show II' Forum Gallery; Group exchange show between School of the Art Institue of Chicago (SAIC) and CAA; Bloomfield Hills, MI

2016     'Graduate Degree Exhibition' Cranbrook Art Museum; Bloomfield Hills, MI

2016     'Exchange Show I' SAIC; Group exchange show between CAA and SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016     'Nothing/Something' Forum Gallery; Group exhibition; Bloomfield Hills, MI

2015     'Mediations' Forum Gallery; Group exhibition; Bloomfield Hills, MI

2015 – 2016     'Experiencing Perspectives Art Exhibition' Mercedez Benz Financial Services; Group exhibition; Farmington Hills, MI

2015     'Circle' Forum Gallery; Group exhibition; Bloomfield Hills, MI

2015     'The 8th World Ceramic Biennale Korea'  World Ceramic Center; South Korea

2014    'City of Lights' Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA); Group booth; Chicago, IL

2014     'Float' and 'Vital Preservation' Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition; Group exhibition; New Bedford, MA

2013     'Release' The Institute of Ceramic Studies, the Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park; Solo exhibition; Shigaraki, Japan

2009     'The 5th World Ceramic Biennale Korea'  World Ceramic Center; South Korea

2009     'Focus on Gender: All Fired Up: A Celebration of Clay in Westchester' Westchester Courthouse; Group exhibition; Westchester, NY

2008     'Quiescent Endeavors' Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art BFA Thesis Exhibition; Group exhibition; New Paltz, NY

2003     T.W.O.: NYFA Visiting Artist project: Laura Strauss; Photo exhibition, Groton Public Library; Groton, NY


Lectures/Visiting Artist/Workshops

2019 Workshop: “Let the Clay Do the Talking: finding synergy between material and maker”, Kingston Ceramics Studio; Kingston, NY

2019 Artist Presentation: Kingston Ceramics Studio; Kingston, NY

2018    Visiting Artist: Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, MO: Conduct one-on-one studio visits with juniors and seniors in Ceramics and Fibers.

2016     Visiting Artist: SAIC; Chicago, IL: Participant in exchange between Cranbrook and SAIC. Provided artist lecture, studio visits and held an exhibition.

2015     Lecture: Second-year Presentations; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2015     Visiting Artist: Golden Valley State University; Grand Rapids, MI: Participant in Symposium, provided artist lecture, studio visits and participated in student critiques.

2015     Lecture: Mercedes Benz Financial Offices exhibition: Experiencing Prospectives; Farmington Hills, MI: Spoke about my work at the exhibition opening.

2014     Panelist: NCECA Panel Discussion; Milwaukee, WI: Spoke in a group panel regarding international ceramic opportunities: 2014 NCECA conference.


Artist in Residence

2019 Artist in Residence, Session I: Ephemerality In Clay, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; New Castle, ME

2018    Artist in Residence, Arts In the Parks, Nancy Lake State Park; Willow, AK

2012 – 2013     Artist in Residence: Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park; Shigaraki, Japan

Professional Experience

2018 – present Owner, Ridgeline Ceramics; Palmer, AK: Made-to-order ceramics, including custom pottery, event awards and fine art tiles.

2014 – 2016     Assistant Preparator, Cranbrook Art Museum; Bloomfield Hills, MI: Help organize, build and maintain rapidly changing exhibitions and maintain permanent collection. Assist in shop maintenance, exhibition installation, deinstallation, handling, packing and unpacking artwork, and assist in all aspects of maintaining exhibitions and collections including heavy lifting, painting, lighting and documentation.

2015 – 2016     Ceramics Department Assistant, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Bloomfield Hills, MI: In charge of Ceramics department finances as well as equipment maintenance and materials management.

2015     Artist’s Assistant: Jon Sasaki’s All New Right-Sized Limo: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI: Assisted artist Jon Sasaki in cutting and removing the stretch part of a limo and welding it into a normal-sized car.

2014     Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; New Bedford, MA: Large-scale ceramic hand-building class: assisted in all aspects of teaching including clay chemistry, problem solving and one-on-one assistance.

2013 – 2014     Anagama Club Vice President: UMass Dartmouth; New Bedford, MA

2013 – 2015     Ceramics Instructor; University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF); Fairbanks, AK: Taught middle and high-schoolers introduction to ceramics for two weeks in the summer, assist in exhibition install.

2009     Intern: Greenwich House Pottery; New York, NY: Researched studio archives and produced an historical timeline for their centennial.

2007 – 2008     Teaching Assistant, SUNY New Paltz; New Paltz, NY: Basic ceramics: assisted in all aspects of teaching, demonstrations, power-point presentations and critiques.

2006     Co-Coordinator: Ceramics Symposium, SUNY New Paltz; New Paltz, NY: Collaborated to develop workshops for high school students and coordinated college lectures and discussions

2004 – 2005     Technical Assistant, SUNY New Paltz; New Paltz, NY: Assisted and advised fellow students in the theater wood shop with design, construction and safety while using equipment.


Awards

2019 People’s Choice Award: 2nd Annual Bike Art Show, Anchorage, AK

2017     Top Ten: Viewers Choice Award, 9th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea

2017     Bronze Prize, 9th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea

2016     Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship

2015     Honorable Mention; 8th World Ceramics Biennale,  Icheon, South Korea

2014 – 2015     Cranbrook Academy of Art Merit Scholarship

2009     Honorable Mention: Ceramics for Expression; 5th World Ceramics Biennale, South Korea


Books/Publications

2019 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Summer Residency 2019; brochure, Session I: June 2-14 Ephemerality in Clay, Jan. 2019.

2017      Namhee Park, “Interview with the Artist”, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Dec. 25, 2017.

2017      Hae Won Sohn, “World: Cranbrook Academy of Art”, Monthly Ceramic Art (Korea), Vol. 261, Dec. 2017. 82-85.

2017      “Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale,” 2018 Ceramic Arts Yearbook and Annual Buyers Guide, Oct. 2017. 20.

2017      Winner of the Viewer's Choice Award: List of the Top Ten, award announcement with photograph, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Oct. 23, 
               2017.

2017      “Winners of the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017”, Garland Mag, Jun. 1, 2017. 
               Winners of the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017

2017      “Concurso Internacionalde la Bienal de Ceramica Gyeonggi 2017”, infoceramica, May 28, 2017.
               International Competition for the 2017 Gyeonggi Ceramic Biennial

2017      “GICB2017 International Competition,” Dongjin Kim, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Apr. 21, 2017. 36-39.

2017      Matt Hickman, “Hold Fire! Valley Artist Reimagines what Ceramics Can be on Her Way to International Prize” Anchorage Press, 
               April 20, 2017. Hold Fire: valley artist reimagines what ceramics can be on her way to international prize

2017      Matt Hickman, “Hold Fire! Valley Artist Reimagines what Ceramics Can Be”, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, April 15, 2017, front page.
               Hold Fire: Valley Artist Reimagines What Ceramics Can Be

2016      “Cranbrook Academy of Art Class of 2016”, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Apr. 2016. 40-43. 

2015      “Experiencing Perspectives: 2015-2016 Art Exhibition,” Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Sep. 2015. 4, 73-74. 

2015      “GICB2015 International Competition,” Wanhee Lee, Korean Ceramic Foundation, Apr. 24, 2015. 62-63. 

2009     “GICB2015 International Competition,” Hyo-Won SEO, Korean Ceramic Foundation, Apr. 25, 2009. 167.

 

Publications as Author

2014      “Shigaraki: Exploring the Ceramic Forest,” NCECA Journal vol. 35, Rachel Kristy, ed. (Hanover, PA: The Sheridan
               Press, 2014): 41.