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Education

MFA, 2011 Cranbrook Academy of Art
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Concentration: Ceramics

MA, masters with distinction, 2009
California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA
Concentration: Studio Art

BA, summa cum laude, 2008
California State University Northridge, CA
Concentration: Studio Art

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Ceramics Area Coordinator, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: August 2018 – Present

Assistant Professor, Ceramics Area Head, Department of Art, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: August 2013 – May 2018

Visiting Lecturer in Ceramics, Department of Art, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: August 2012 – May 2013

Adjunct Faculty in Ceramics, Department of Art, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI: Fall 2011

Ceramics Teacher, Belvoir Terrace, Lenox, MA: Summer 2010

Art Teacher, Children’s Institute Inc., Los Angeles, CA: 2007 – 200

Ceramics Teacher, Creative Fire Studios, Granada Hills, CA: Fall 2008

Ceramics Department Teaching Assistant, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA: 2007 – 2008

Related Experience

Artist Assistant, Jason Middlebrook Studio, Hudson, NY: Summer 2016

Residencies and Fellowships

Spring Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada: June 1 – June 27, 2015

MFA Fellow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: August 2013 – May, 2013

Ceramics Assistantship, Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark: Jan – April, 2012

Ceramics Artists in Residence, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI: Fall 2011

Selected Exhibitions

The Form Will Find It’s Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction. NCECA Annual Exhibition, The Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Center for the Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: January 22 – March 30, 2019

TBD Group Exhibition. Clamplight Artist Studios and Gallery, San Antonio, TX: January 2019

Roy G Biv Family Reunion. Roy G Biv, Columbus, OH: January 11 – April 6, 2019

A Gifted Offering. Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR: December 7 – 29, 2018

It’s Not Too Much, Is It? Spotlight Gallery, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK: November 5 – 16, 2018

Breaking Ground: Indian Ceramics Triennale. Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India: August 31 – November 18, 2018

Jonald Dudd. 701 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY: May 17 – 20, 2018

Everyone smiles as they drift past the flowers… Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM: February 23 – April 19, 2018

Guns to Art Exhibition and Auction. Form and Concept, Santa Fe, NM: November 7 – 17, 2017

Beautiful Parts. West Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA: October 13 – 26, 2017. Juror: Kim Abeles

Alcoves 16/17. New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM: February 4 – March 26, 2017

Nasty Women Art Exhibition Amsterdam. Josilda da Coneição Gallery, Wormerveerstraat 15, 1013 JS Amsterdam: March 4 – 12, 2017

Impermanent Topography. University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: January 17 – February 9, 2017

Nasty Women Exhibition. Art Obscura, Las Cruces, NM: February 7, 2017

Nasty Women Exhibition. The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NYC: January 12 – 15, 2017

Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years. Ceramic Research Center and Brickyard Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: October 15, 2016 – January 28, 2017

Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years. University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: July 28 – August 25, 2016

Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years. Concurrent Exhibition, 2016 NCECA Conference: Makers, Mentors and Milestones, Kansas City, MO: March 16 – 19, 2016

IV Bienal Ciudad Juárez-El Paso Biennial 2015. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico: October 11, 2015 – January 24, 2016. Jurors: Eduardo Díaz, Director of Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, DC and Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros, renowned curator, museographer, and art critic, Mexico City

Works by Jessika Edgar and Leonard Suryajaya. Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH: October 3 – 31,2015. Jurors: Ann Hamilton, Michael Mercil, Lisa Dent, and James Voorhies

30 Under 30. Community Gallery, Santa Fe Art Commission, Santa Fe, NM: June 26 – September 5, 2015. Curators: Meaghan Ferguson, Brad Hamann, Joanne Lefrak, Tey Nunn, and Marisa Sage

BAIR Aware. Project Space, Banff Centre, Alberta, CA: June 18 – 22 2015NMSU MFA Graduates and Faculty Exhibition. Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, NM: May 15 – June 19 2015

2015 NCECA Biennial. David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI: January 24 – March 29, 2015. Jurors: Linda Christianson, Jo-Ann Conklin, and Anders Ruhwald

Closing your eyes isn’t going to change anything. Glass Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX: April 21 – May 2, 2014

International Juried Exhibition. PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA: November 21 – December 21, 2013. Juror: Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at the Tacoma Art Museum

Furgus Fellows Exhibition. OSU Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH: May 14 – June 1, 2013

Visiting Artist and Lecturers Exhibition. Swing Space Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: September 6 – October 11, 2012

On the Surface. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI: December 9, 2011-February 16, 2012

The Shape of Things to Come. Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO: June 17 – Sept. 17, 2011

Here Here. Thesis Exhibition. Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI: April 17 – May 8, 2011

One x One. Cranbrook Academy Of Art. Dalgleish Cadillac Building, Detroit, MI: February 25 – 26, 2011

Blaauw(Jobs). Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI: October 15 – 20, 2010

Exploring the Vessel. Shed Gallery, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA:April 20 – 25, 2009

Purity of Clay and Design. Thesis Exhibition. West Gallery, California State University Northridge,Northridge, CA: March 23 – 26, 2009

CSUN Ceramics Guild Show. West Gallery, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA:February 23 – 26, 2009

A Conceptual End. Shed Gallery, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA:December 1 – 5, 2008

Out of Context. West Gallery, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA: April 2008

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Second Place Award. Main Gallery, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA: April – May, 2008

Curatorial Work

Nasty Women Exhibition. Art Obscura, Las Cruces, NM: February 7, 2017
Organized in conjunction with other Nasty Women Exhibitons around the world and the Nasty Women Exhibition at the Knowckdown Center in Maspeth, Queens, NY started by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore. The simultaneous group exhibitions demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, inpidual rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and immigrant rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights.

Cranbrook +/- 25 Years. Concurrent Exhibition Proposal, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference: Makers, Mentors, and Milestones, Kansas City, MO: March 16 – 19, 2016.
Organized by Jessika Edgar with Drew Ippoliti. Participating artists: Jan Abrams, Inkyo Back, Ariel Brice, Lindsey Dezman, Abby Donovan, Jessika Edgar, Akemi Maegawa, Heather Mae Erickson, Devin Farrand, Jon Geiger, Brian Giniewski, Shannon Goff,Tony Hepburn, Ariel Herwitz, Richard Hesketh, Drew Ippoliti, Tom Lauerman, Jackie Laurita, YunWook Moon, Thomas Muller, Mia Mulvey, Elaine Ng, Anders Ruhwald, Susan York. The exhibition will be traveling to the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University (July 25-August 28, 2016) and Arizona State University’s Ceramic Research Center (October 15, 2016-January 28, 2017).

Visiting Artist Lectures/Workshops

Artist Lecture, School of Visual Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK: November 5

Artist Lecture, Las Cruces Potters Guild, Las Cruces, NM: February 25, 2016

Artist Lecture, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH: October 31, 2015

Artist Lecture, Artists Forum: A Ceramics Mini-Symposium. Providence College, Providence, RI: March 27, 2015

Presenter, On the Tenure Track, NCECA Connections, 49th Annual NCECA Conference: Lively Experiments, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI: March 27, 2015

Visiting Lecturer, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX: March 5, 2014

Awards

MiniGrant, College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: 2018

Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM:2017

Professional Leave, College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: 2016/2017

Mini Grant, College of Art and Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: Spring – Fall 2015

Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: Fall 2014

Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI: 2010

Graduate Thesis Support Grant, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication at California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA: 2009

Wolfson Scholor Award Nomination, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication at California State University Northridge, Northirdge, CA: 2008

Academic Scholarship Award, Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication at California State University Northridge, Northirdge, CA: 2008

Dean’s List, California State University Northridge, Northirdge, CA: 2005-2008

Collections

University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center Apple House Gallery, Skaelskor, DenmarkCeramics Department Collection, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI