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b. USA | Works in Pontiac, Michigan and Jingdezhen, China

Education:

2013  MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (NYSCC): Alfred, NY

2007  BFA  Sculpture, Grand Valley State University (GVSU): Allendale, MI

 

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions:

2019 TBD. Hatch Gallery Cell Space. Hamtramck, MI (forthcoming)

2018           tertiary | untitled | green. Pewabic Pottery. Detroit, MI

        wading in without. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University. KS

        green shade west. Simone Desousa Gallery. Detroit, MI

2016            To Touch the Sky with Two Arms. Holding House. Detroit, MI

2013            Without Organs. Central Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery 8, Beijing, China

         Home and Dream. One Window Gallery. Goseong, South Korea

          | Taking Form | Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University. NY

Group Exhibitions:

2018            Regional. Muskegon Museum of Art. Muskegon, MI (juror: Marc Mitchell)

Carbondale Clay National XIII - Out of the Mold. Carbondale Clay Center. CO (jurors: John and Andrea Gill) 

         25th Mediterranean Ceramic Competition. Grottaglie, Antico Convento dei Cappiccini, Italy         

         IV. International Ceramics Triennial. National Museum of Slovenia. Slovenia (jurors: Barney Hare Duke, Martin Nuebert, Nadja Zgonik)

        22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition. San Angelo Museum of Fine Art. San Angelo, TX (juror: Peter Held) 

         Functionalized. Janice Charach Gallery. Bloomfield, MI

         Small Favors. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

         Fahrenheit 2018. American Museum of Ceramic Art. Pamona, CA (juror: Patti Warashina)

          Ice Palace. Tessellate Gallery, Pontiac, MI

         Beyond the Brickyard. Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT (juror: Kirsten Morgin) 

         Hot Fresh Glazed. Ann Arbor Art Center. Ann Arbor, MI 

2017     Michigan Ceramics Biennale. Valade Gallery. Detroit, MI (juror: Richard Notkin)

          On the Threshold. Portland Convention Center, Portland, OR

          Currents: 2017: Perception: Color and Content. Gary R. Libby Gallery, University of Florida. (jurors: Katie Parker/Linda Lopez)

          Reinvented. Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY and Clay Studio Philadelphia, PA  (invitational/catelogue)

          Zanesville Prize. Seilers Gallery, Zanesville, OH (jurors: Tony Marsh, Leslie Ferrin, Mary Jo Bole)

2016  Core Sample: Selections from the Collection. Group Exhibition. Alfred Ceramic Art Museum. Alfred, NY

          Detroit Biennale. Museum of New Art. Detroit, MI

           CUPS! Detroit Artists Market. Detroit, MI

          Dredged | Drawn. Invitational, Kendall College of Art and Design Fed. Gallery. Grand Rapids, MI

          Measured Space. Exhibition w/Shawn Murrey and Thomas Schmidt, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO

2015   MFAC. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI. (juror: Joe Winterhalter)

          Michigan Ceramics Biennale. Saginaw Museum of Art and Dennos Museum Center, MI (juror: Andrea Gill) 

2014   Small Favors IX.The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (invited artist | declined due to schedule conflict)

Visualizing Data | Art and Information. University of Michigan Work-Gallery, Detroit, MI

Two Degrees. Sierra Nevada College. Incline Village, NV (invitational)

Actually. ABS Gallery, Vadodara, India

2013     LIC. Coohaus Gallery New York, NY (catelog)

 2012    Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay. Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa. Tulsa, OK

Small Favors VII Invitational. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Transitions: 2nd Day Air. Robert C. Turner Gallery, NY Alfred, NY

 2010    OH+5’10. Dairy Barn Arts Center: Athens, OH (jurors: Brian Harper, Dennis Harrington, Simone Osthoff)

            Grand Valley State University Ceramics Invitational. Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI (curator: Hoon Lee)

              With Clay, With Friendship, With World. Online Invitational: Seoul National University of Technology

2009 Kijou shoudo, (calligraphy) Kumano, Mie, Japan

Kouishi ie, (calligraphy) Pinne Gallery, Mihama, Mie, Japan

Mie, (drawing) Komono Town Library: Mie, Japan

With Clay, With Friendship, With World. Online Invitational, Seoul National University of Technology

2008    On the Pedestal off the Wall. Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH (juror: Gregory Armenoff)

            Active Site: 818 Butterworth. Kindel Furniture Factory, Grand Rapids, MI (juror: Paul Amenta)

            Memorial Fountain. public fountain/sculpture, group project, Allendale, MI

2007    Active Site: Clearwater Place. Monroe Water Filtration Plant: Grand Rapids, MI (juror: Paul Amenta)

            Michigan Ceramics: Fire and Mud. Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI  (4th place award/juror: Paul Flickinger)

            Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, Stewart Padnos Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

Awards/Honors/Residencies:

2018 Best in Show. Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art

American Craft Council Emerging Voices Award Nominee

2017            Confluence and Influence, Invited Resident Artist. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. NewCastle, Maine

2016            Faculty Research Grant. Oakland Community College

                    Faculty Travel and Research Grant. Oakland Community College

2015             Onoma, Fiskar’s Artist in Residency, Finland (declined due to scheduling conflict)

                     Juror Selects Award. MFAC. Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Juror: Joe Winterhalter

                     Board Member: Michigan Ceramic Art Association

                     Best in Show (Sculpture): Michigan Ceramics Biennial. Juror: Andrea Gill          

2011-2014     Uttarayan Art Foundation International Ceramics Symposium and

Workshop Invitational. Vadodara, India

China Central Academy of Fine Arts, City Design School. Visiting Artist

Collaborative Instructor and Advisor. Beijing, China

  Suroyo Ceramic Center. Resident Artist. Goseong, South Korea

  ClayArch Gimhae Museum Residency. Gimhae, South Korea (declined due to scheduling conflict) 

Dean Travel Grant: NYSCC, Alfred University

                        Bernstein Travel and Research Grant: NYSCC, Alfred University

                        Turner Teacher Fellow Search Committee, NYSCC, Alfred University

                        Graduate Fellowship: New York State School of Ceramics, Alfred University

2004-2007    Honorable Mention, 2007 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture.

                        The International Sculpture Center (jurors: Allyson Baker, Tom Csaszar, Steven Siegel)

                      4th Place Award, Fire and Mud, juror Paul Flickinger:  Lansing Art Gallery

                        Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residencies Fellowship, SAIC, Saugatuck, MI

                        Grand Valley State University Student Spotlight [website promotional article]

                        BranStrom Fine Arts Scholarship, Grand Valley State University

                        Outstanding Foundation Portfolio, Grand Valley State University Art and Design Department

Lectures/Workshops:

College for Creative Studies (lecture/crits) 

Kansas State University (lecture/workshop)

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (lecture)

  Cranbrook Academy of Art. (lecture/studio visits with Ceramics Department)

  Holding House. Detroit, MI (Gallery talk)

  GVSU and Seoul National University of Technology Summer workshop. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. (lecture/workshop)

  Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO (lecture)

  Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI. (workshop)

Uttarayan Art Foundation, Vadodara, India. (lecture/workshop)

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. (lecture)

China Central Academy of Fine Arts, City Design School, Beijing, China. (lecture/workshop)

Beijing World International School, Beijing, China. (lecture)

Suroyo International Ceramic Center, Goseong, South Korea. (lecture/workshop)

New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. (lecture)

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Visiting Artist (lecture)

Ceramics Forum 2012: Alfred, Cranbrook, and SAIC. Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI (lecture/panel/student critiques)

NCECA 2012: Reflections and Considerations: Experiences before Graduate School. Seattle, WA (Presenter/Panelist)

GVSU/Seoul National University of Technology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI (workshop/lecture)

GVSU Ceramics: Seoul Women’s University and Seoul National University of Technology. Seoul, Korea (participant/lecture)

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (lecture)

Michigan Art Education Association: Public Sculpture: A dialogue for the community  (lecture/panelist)

  

Publications/Online:

CFile: https://cfileonline.org/exhibition-artists-explore-the-post-industrial-mindset-with-ceramics/

Sculpture: The International Sculpture Center 2007 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture

Awards. October 2007, Vol .26 No. 8

Grand Valley Magazine: Casting the Past while Carving the Future. Fall 07 issue

The Grand Rapids Press: GVSU Art Students purpose fountain for Township. April 10, 2007

brian-caponi.com

alfredceramics.com

gvsuceramics.blogspot.com

accessceramics.org

reflections-considerations.blogspot.com (co-founder/creator)

undercoat.net

  

Public/Private Collections:

Uttarayan Art Foundation

China Central Academy of Fine Arts

Suroyo Ceramic Center

Alfred University

Grand Valley State University

John and Andrea Gill

  Wayne Higby