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Education 

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2011
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 Coordinator, 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: 2007-2009

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 

Two-Week Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT: June 18-June 29, 2023

Sabbatical Residency, Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark: October 8-November 19, 2021

Artist in Residence, Vallauris Artist Residency, Vallauris, France: August 31-October 1, 2021

Artist in Residence, Byrdcliff Artist Residency: May 30-June 24, 2019

Summer Resident, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY: May 2-May 31, 2019

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

MFA Fellow, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH: August 2012-May 2013

Ceramics Assistantship, Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark: January-April, 2012

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

Solo*/Two-Person Exhibitions 

TBD. Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI: Jun 5, July 19, 2024*

Do You Want To Feel How It Feels. Radial Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH: February 23-March 22, 2023*

I Get My Hit And Then I Run With It. Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark: November 18-December 6, 2021*

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

Everyone smiles as they drift past the flowers… Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM: February 23- March 24, 2018*

#the struggle is real (All My Girls Do Yoga). Alcoves 16/17, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM: February 4-March 26, 2017*

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

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*

Furgus Fellow Exhibition. OSU Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH: May 14-June 1, 2013*

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

CA:February 23-26, 2009

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

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

Group Exhibitions 

Squaring the Circle. Indian Ceramic Triennale. Arthshila Saniniketan, Santiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal 731235, India: June-August

More Is Never Enough. Field Projects, New York, NY: April 20-May 13, 2023. Juror: Triton Mobley

Get Together. Reyes Finn, Detroit, MI: February 25-May 6, 2023

Belonging. NCECA Annual Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA: February 20- May 8, 2022. Juror: Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy

Homebody. Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI: January 26-June 19, 2022. Curator: Kat Goffnett

Korean International Ceramics Biennale. Gyeonggi Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Icheon-si, Rep. of Korea: October 1, 2021-April 30, 2022

Resident Exhibition. A.I.R. Vallauris, Chapelle de la Miséricorde, Vallauris, France: September 25-29, 2021

Artifact. Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH: March 5-April 2, 2021

2020 Wayne State Faculty Exhibition. James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: November 19-January 8, 2020. << Link >>

Now, more than ever. Wassaic Summer Exhibition, Maxon Mills Gallery, Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY: May 23-September 19, 2020. << Link >>

Utopian Living: Byrdcliffe Artist in Residence 2019. BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY: March 28-April 26, 2020

Materials: Hard + Soft. International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Greater Denton Arts Council, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX: February 7- May 9, 2020. Juror: Beth C. McLaughlin

Inspired: Baralaye, Crowell, Edgar, McDonald. Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI: September 13-October 21, 2019

Roy G Biv Family Reunion. Roy G Biv, Columbus, OH: May 3-June 9, 2019

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

We Live Here. 1301 Broadway St, Detroit, MI: February 1-24, 2019

Work, Practice, Play! Clamplight Artist Studios and Gallery, San Antonio, TX: January 11-February 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

CSUN Ceramics Guild Show. West Gallery, California State University Northridge, Northridge,

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

Working Title: Elevation: Jun Kaneko and Contemporary Ceramics. Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: Fall 2023. Co-curated with Kat Goffnett, Assistant Curator of Collections, Cranbrook Art Museum.

Nasty Women Exhibition. Art Obscura, Las Cruces, NM: February 7, 2017 Organized in conjunction with other Nasty Women Exhibitions around the world and the Nasty Women Exhibition at the Knockdown 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, individual 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 traveled 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/Critiques

Artist Lecture, University of Dayton, Dayton OH: March 2, 2023

External Reviewer for Second-Year Reviews (Sculpture, 2D), Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI: December 13, 2022

External Reviewer for First-Year Reviews (Ceramics, 4D, Sculpture, 2D), Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI: February 24 and March 1, 2022

Artist Lecture and Individual Critiques, Ceramics Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI: February 25, 2022

Project Network. Guldagergaard: International Ceramics Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

External Reviewer for First-Year Reviews (Architecture and Painting), Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI: February 20, 2020

Artist Lecture/Workshop, Michigan Mud Conference, Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI: October 19, 2019

Artist Lecture, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI: October 2, 2019

Artist Lecture, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI: September 17, 2019

Artist Lecture, Bard at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA: March 25, 2019

Artist Lecture, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: April 9, 2018

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

Arts and Humanities Research Support, The Office of the Vice President for Research, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: 2022

Honorable Mention, Korean International Ceramics Biennale. Gyeonggi Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Icheon-si, Rep. of Korea: 2021

University Research Grant, Office of the Provost, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: 2020

Second Place Award, Materials: Hard + Soft. International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Greater Denton Arts Council, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX: 2020

Faculty Creative/Research Grant, College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: 2019

Faculty Teaching Travel Grant, Office of Teaching and Learning, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: 2019

Faculty Travel Grant, James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI: 2018

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

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32nd Annual Materials: Hard + Soft Exhibition. Greater Denton Art Council. Designed by Abigail Wroten. 2020. << Link >>

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Collections

Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Centery, Skaelskor, Denmark: 2021

AIR Vallauris, Vallauris, France: 2021

University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM: 2018

Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Centery, Skaelskor, Denmark: 2012

Ceramics Department Collection, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI: 2011