Resume

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Northern Michigan University

Education

MFA, Ceramics, The University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana   2004–2007

BFA, Ceramics, Magna Cum Laude, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2000-2002

Maryland Institute College of Art, Ceramics, Baltimore, Maryland 1998-2000

Montgomery County Community College, Art History, Pottstown, Pennsylvania  1997-1998

Professional

-Resident Artist, LH Project, Joseph, Oregon, 2014

-Artists invite Artists, “Nature Eight Ways”, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Necastle, ME, 2013

-International Ceramic Symposium Demonstrator, Mogosaia, Romania, 2013

-Demonstrator, Michigan Ceramic Art Association Conference, Saginaw, MI, 2013

-Workshop Instructor, Large Scale Ceramic Forms, Tulane University, New     Orleans, 2012

-Resident Artist, LH Project, Joseph, Oregon USA 2011

-Demonstrator, 45th NCECA Conference, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, 2011

-Resident Artist and Workshop Instructor at Gaya Ceramic Art Center, Bali,  Indonesia, 2011

-Workshop Instructor, Touchstone Craft Center, Pennsylvania, USA 2011

-Sculptural Ceramics Workshop Instructor, Ceramics Victoria, Australia, 2010

-Full Time Resident Artist at FuLe International Ceramic Center, China, 2010

-Visiting Artist/Workshop Instructor, Xi’an University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, China, 2010

-Workshop Instructor, “Architectural Ceramics”, Fuping Pottery Art Village, Fuping, China 2010

-Invited Guest Workshop Artist, All China Wood Fire Festival, China 2009

-Program Coordinator, Middle School Ceramic Art Program, Maryland, 2009

-Workshop Instructor, Modular Plaster Mold Making Techniques, RMIT University, Australia, 2008

-Workshop Assistant-Printing on Clay Techniques w/ Suzanne Wolfe (Hawaii), Australia National University, 2008

-Workshop Assistant-Clay and Glazes w/ Gail Nichols (Australia) Australia, National University, 2008

-Workshop Assistant-Alternative Slip Cast Vessels w/ Jereon Becthold (Netherlands) Australian National University, 2008

-University of Notre Dame, Department of Art, Art History & Design, Instructor of Record, 2004-2007, Ceramics I

-Workshop Instructor, Southwestern Michigan College, Michigan, 2006

–Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation Center for the Ceramic Arts, Helena,   Montana, 2002

-Internship, Baltimore Clayworks, Resident Artist Assistant for Patrick Caughy, Baltimore, Maryland, 2000

 

 

Awards:

-Award of Excellence, “2nd International Ceramics Biennale”, Cluj Museum of Ceramic Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

-Award of Excellence, “1st Kaolin Grand Prix for International Ceramic Arts”,     Great China Museum, Jingdezhen, China

-Silver Prize, “5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea”, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea

-Efroymson Fund Emerging Graduate Artist Award, The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 2007

– Outstanding Teacher Award, Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning,  University of Notre Dame, 2007

-Full Tuition Scholarship, The University of Notre Dame, MFA Program, 2004- 2007

-Teaching Assistantship, The University of Notre Dame, 2004-2007

-“Best of Show” 29th Regional Juried Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, 2007

-“Best Sculpture” 28th Regional Juried Exhibition, Midwest Museum of Art, 2006

-“Best Ceramics” 27th Regional Juried Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, 2005

-Graduate Research Grant, University of Notre Dame, 2006

Lectures

-Artist Lecture, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY

-Artist Lecture, “Pensive Intonations”, University of Art & Design Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania

-Artist Lecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

-Slide Presentation and Artist Lecture, Roswell Museum of Art, New Mexico

-“Elements of Sculpture” Lecture, Xi’an Architecture University, Xi’an, China

-Clay and Glaze Formulation Lecture, Maryland Institute & College of Art, Baltimore, MD

-Slide Presentation and Artist Lecture, Australian National University, Canberra,  Australia

-Slide Presentation and Artist Lecture, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

-Slide Presentation and Artist Lecture, Maryland Institute & College of Art, Baltimore, MD

-Artist Lecture, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana

-Artist Lecture, Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, Michigan.

-Slide Presentation and Lecture, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana.

Exhibitions

* represents invitational

2015

“2nd International Ceramics Biennale”, Cluj Museum of Ceramic Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

“Perspectives”, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, 49th NCECA Conference Concurrent Independent Exhibition, Providence, RI

“Above the 45th Parallel”, DeVos Museum of Art, Marquette, MI

“Tectonic Perceptions”, Solo Exhibition, Peter White Library, Marquette, MI

“Michigan Ceramics”, Traveling Exhibition – Dennos Museum of Art and Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw and Traverse City, MI

“Faculty Biennial Exhibition”, DeVos Museum of Art, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

2014

“LH Resident International Exhibition”, RBV Gallery, Portland, OR*

“Jakarta 4th International Ceramics Biennale”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jakarta, Indonesia*

“Sculptors and Professors”, The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Indiana*

“Potsketch”, Missoula Clay Studio, Missoula, MT*

2013

“International Ceramics Biennale”, Cluj Museum of Ceramic Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

“International Symposium Exhibition”, Brancoveanu Palace, Mogosaia, Romania *

“Perspectives”, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI*

“3rd Kaolin Grand Prix for International Ceramic Arts”, Great China Museum, Jingdezhen, China

“Michigan Ceramics Arts Association Exhibition”, Delta College, Saginaw, MI*

“Northern Exposure”, Bonifas Arts Center, Media Award, Escanaba, MI

“Faculty Biennale” Devos Museum of Art, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI*

“Wood Fire Invitational”, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT*

“AIA Residents”, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME*

2012

-“Ceramics Now International Exhibition”, Galaatea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania*

-“Northern Exposure”, Bonifas Art Center, Escanaba, MI

-“LH Project: Decade of Distinction”, 46th NCECA Conference, Seattle, WA*

-“Above the 45th Parallel”, DeVos Museum of Art, Marquette, MI

-“Grand Opening Gala”, Bilinear Arts – Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA*

2011

-“1st Kaolin Grand Prix for International Ceramic Arts”, Great China Museum, Jingdezhen, China

-“Ceramic Invitational”, A.L. Swanson Gallery, Helena, Montana*

-“12th Annual Ceramic Invitational”, Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho*

-“Pensive Intonations”, solo exhibition, GAYA CAC, Bali, Indonesia*

-“Structural Ceramic Designs: Hull Series”, solo exhibition, Touchstone Center  for Crafts, PA, USA

2010

-“Contemporary Cultural Exchanges”, Tang Daiman Palace, Tang Heritage  Preservation Foundation, Xi’an, China*

-“American Ceramics”, Dao Art Space, Xi’an Museum of Art, Shaanxi, China*

-“Tectonic Perceptions”, solo exhibition, Bell Tower Cultural Center, Xi’an,  Shaanxi, China

2009

– “5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea”, Silver Prize Award, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Kyonggi Province, Korea.

-“Tri City Wood Firing Festival Exhibition”, XYZ Gallery, 798 Arts District,  Beijing, China.*

-“All China Wood Fire Festival”, Jia Pingao Museum, Xian University, School  of Architecture, Xian, China.*

2008

– “Archie Bray Foundation Past and Present Resident Artists”, Galaxie Gallery- hosted by The Nevica Project, Chicago, Illinois.*

2007

-“Emerging Excellence – NCECA Graduate Student Exhibition”, Louisville, Kentucky.*

-“MFA Thesis Exhibition”, The Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, Indiana.*

-“Grand Opening Exhibition”, Gallery G, Baltimore, Maryland.*

2006

– “28th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibit”, Awards: Best Sculpture, Midwest  Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.

-“Systemic Progression”, Solo Exhibition, Southwestern Michigan  College, Dawogiac, Michigan. *

– “Bray International – Scholarship Benefit Auction”, Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana. *

2005

– “27th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibit”, jurors: Nick Antonakis, Robin  vanRooyen. Awards: Best Ceramics, Dr. Wesley Mark Purchase Award, Bollero Purchase Award.  Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana.

– “Iconic Passage, NCECA: Tour De Clay National Exhibition”, Gallery G at the Beveled Edge, Baltimore, Maryland. *

-“It’s All Relative, Spring Exhibition”, Space 237, Toledo, Ohio. *

2004

– “New Faces”, Cross Roads Gallery, South Bend, IN.

2003

– “Archie Bray Foundation Scholarship Benefit Auction”, Helena, Montana. *

2002

– “Winter Showcase’, The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana. *

-“Archie Bray Foundation: Current Resident Artists”, Lill Street Art Center,   Chicago, Illinois. *

-“Archie Bray Foundation: Resident Artists in Spokane”, Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, Washington. *

– “Archie Bray Foundation Scholarship Benefit Auction”, Warehouse Gallery, Helena, Montana. *

– “Archie Bray Summer Resident Exhibition”, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana.

– “Ceramic Exhibition”, The Sutton Gallery, Missoula, Montana. *

– “BFA Thesis Exhibition”, Gallery of Visual Arts, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.

2001

-“The University of Montana Starving Students Ceramic Art Exhibition”, juror:Stephen Gluckert, The Rudy Autio Award, Art Annex Gallery, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.

– “The University of Montana 6th Juried Student Exhibition”, juror: Dudley Dana,  Gallery of Visual Arts, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.

2000

– “The University of Montana Starving Students Ceramic Art Exhibition”, juror: Adrian Arleo, Archie Bray Foundation Award, Art Annex Gallery,The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.

– Ceramic Art Car Exhibition for The Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore Convention Center during American Museum Association convention,Baltimore, Maryland. *

Publications

-Ceramics Now Magazine, Issue #2, 2012, Romania

-“Brian Kakas, Sculptural Ceramic Forms”, DVD Documentary produced by National Council of Education of Ceramic Arts, 2012

Selected Collections

Ceramics Associata, Cluj, Romania

Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

Great China Museum, Jingdezhen, China

World Ceramic Exposition Center, Icheon, Korea

Fuping International Art Museums, Fuping, China

Xi’an University, School of Architecture, Xi’an, China

FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums, Shaanxi, China

Archie Bray Foundation Center for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

LH Project, Joseph, Oregon, USA

Neeson Murcutt Architects Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia

Iredale Pederson Hook Architects, Perth, Australia

McKinnion Design, Melbourne, Australia

Phillip Smith Conwell Architects, Queensland, Australia

Guida Moseley Brown Architects, Deakin, Australia

m3architecture Firm, Brisbane, Australia

Rowan Opat Architecture Firm, Sydney, Australia

Leigh Wooley Architecture Pty Ltd, Hobart, Tasmania

Dr. I Chi Hsu, Beijing, China

Julius Friedman, Louisville, Kentucky

Beth Lo, Missoula, Montana

Bill Kremer, Cassopolis, Michigan

Paul Kuharic, South Bend, Indiana

Dr. Wesley Mark, Elkhart, Indiana

Professional Associations

-CAA, College Art Association, 2005-present

-NCECA, National Council of Education in Ceramic Arts, 1998-present

-Ceramics Victoria, 2007-present

-Archie Bray Foundation Center for the Ceramic Arts, 2001-present

-Michigan Ceramic Art Association. 2011-Present, Board Member at Large