About

I make sculptures based on paintings in what is traditionally considered a craft medium. In this translation, the sculptural representation of still life painting creates abstract forms. The results are beautifully made objects that simultaneously expose the crude structures of their creation.The pieces are both a simple exploration of residual forms derived from representation and a question regarding the merits of an Art object.

Education

1998 Alfred University, Alfred, NY, Master of Fine Arts Degree
1995 University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Perfection of Happenstance (November) Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle,WA
2016 Nature Morte, (AMOCA) American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2015 Executing Merit, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2014 Bounty, Clark Collage, Vancouver, WA
2013 Sated, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2012 Falling Feels A Lot Like Flying, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
2009 Making Arrangements, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Ornament, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Politics of Clay, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 John Elder Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Exhibitions

2017 C’est le bouquet, Fondation d’entreprise Bernardaud, Limoges, France
The Evocative Garden, NCECA invitational exhibition, Portland, OR
Selections from the PAM permanent Collection, Portland Art Museum, OR
Sweet Tooth: The Art of Dessert, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
BC to BC, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
LH Project, Trifecta: Future Forward on the Ceramic Highway, Portland, OR
Form Over Function, Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2015 Crafting a Collection, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2014 Ceramic Top 40, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
Dark Matter, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
2013 Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
2012 Shifting Paradigms, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Enough is as Good as a Feast, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC
2010 BAM Biennial, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA,
Hermaphrodite, Ferrin Gallery/Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Portraiture Beyond Likeness, Ethel Sergeant Clark Gallery, Wayne, PA
2009 5th World Ceramic Exposition Biennial, Gwango-dong, South Korea,
New works, Two-person show, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SOFA Chicago, Chicago, Il with Wexler Gallery
2008 A Human Impulse, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ,
(In) Between, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Confrontational Ceramics, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY
2006 Body and Mind, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
Edges of Grace, The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2005 Politics as Usual, The Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.
Vanitas, Lacost Gallery, Concord, MA
Renwick Art Alliance, Washington, DC
2004 Bare Clay, Ceramic Nudes in 20th Century Art, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Poetics of Clay, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Beaumont TX
2002 Ceramic Masterworks, Moderne Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
New Talent: New Work, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Reunion, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Craft at the Turn of the Millennium, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
The Figure Show, Pewabic Pottery Gallery, Detroit, MI
2000 Emerging Artists, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Political Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA,
1999 Looking In The Mirror, Aspects of Figurative Ceramics, Riley Hawk Gallery, OH
Artists on their Own, National Competition, The Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY

Collections

The Smithsonian, American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
Icheon Museum, World Ceramic Center, Gwango-dong, South Korea
The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
AMOCA (American Museum of Ceramic Art), Pasadena, CA
Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
The Burchfield Penney Museum, Buffalo, NY
ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
The International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
Southern Progress Corporate Collection, Birmingham, AL
Various Private collections

Selected Publications

2015 Two Faces of Clay, Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times, 03.20.15
The Vanitas of peeling A Lemon, Garth Clark, C-file, 05.20.15
Feature Interview, Pirita Litmanen, REVS Magazine, issue 14
Dirk Staschke, American Art Collector, issue 116
2012 Dirk Staschke, Nastia Voynovskaya, Hi Fructose Magazine, issue 23
Where Confection and Illusion Collide, Judy Seckler, Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 88
2009 Making Arrangements, Colette Copeland, Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 76
500 Ceramic Sculptures, Glen Brown, Lark Books, USA
2008 Industrial Chinoiserie, Glen Brown, Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 71
2007 Confrontational Ceramics, Judith Schwartz. Penn, USA
2004 500 Figures in Clay, Veronika Gunter, Lark Books, USA
2002 World Contemporary Ceramic Art, (author) Baiming, Jiangxi fine art Publications, China, p.36
2001 Consequences of Intent, Scott K. Meyer PhD. Ceramic Art and Perception, issue 44.

Grants and Awards

2017 Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Production Grant, 2nd place, Evanston, IL
2015 Virginia A. Groot Foundation, Production Grant, 3rd place, Evanston, IL
City of Bellevue Speacial Project Grant, Bellevue, WA
2011 Canada Council for the Arts, Production Grant, Canada
2010 First place in Bellevue Museum Biennial, John Price award of excellence, Bellevue, WA
2009 Honorable Mention, 5th World ceramic Biennale, South Korea

Visiting Artist

2017 LH Project Residency, Joseph, OR | CCACA Speaker, Davis, CA
2014 Clark College, Vancouver, WA
2013 Alabama Clay Conference, Birmingham, AL
2010 Givat Haviva Cultural Center, Israel, Artist Residency
2009 Capilano University, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2004 Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA), Beijing, China
2004 SUNY New Paltz University, New Paltz, NY
2003 Queens College, Queens, NY
2002 Alabama State Council On The Arts, Montgomery, AL, Guest Speaker

Teaching

2007-11 Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, sessional
2006 Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA, Art faculty
2005 Alfred University, Alfred, NY, Visiting Assistant Professor
2003-04 Burlington City Arts, VT, Art faculty
2002-03 New York University (NYU), New York, NY, Adjunct professor Sculpture
2000-03 Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, Adjunct professor Ceramics
1999-03 92nd Street YMHA, New York, NY, Art faculty
1998-03 Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, Faculty
1999 Alfred University, Alfred, NY, Visiting professor, summer