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Installations, Sculptural Objects, and Dinnerware Collections

Education

2011                MFA - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Studio Art - Ceramics, University Distinguished Fellowship
2008                MA - Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, Studio Art - Ceramics
2006                Post Baccalaureate - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Studio Art - Ceramics
2003                BFA - Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, Studio Art - Ceramics, Summa Cum Laude

Related Education

2003                Porcelain and Shino: The Perfect Match with Malcolm Davis and Kent McLaughlin
                               Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Fall Concentration, 2-Month Workshop

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2013                Solo Exhibition
                               Gallerie Noir, Dallas, TX
                       Two Person Exhibition
                               Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY

2012                Our Binding Path, Solo Exhibition
                               Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2011                Connect, Solo Exhibition  
                               Whitdel Arts Center, Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI

2009                2x2 MFA Candidate Exhibition, Two Person Exhibition
                               Gallery 101, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2008                In-fest-ications, Solo Master of Arts Graduate Exhibition
                               Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

2007                Claustro-Suffocation, Solo Exhibition
                               Centennial Student Union Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
                       Size Does Matter, Two Person Exhibition
                               410 Project Gallery, Mankato, MN

Group Exhibitions

2013                ArtWork 6
                               Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
                       Interpretation of the Object, Invitational
                               Artists: Jill Allen, Peter Christian Johnson, A.M. Martens, Nathan Prouty, Virginia Scotchie, & John Zimmerman                                  Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

2012                Red Heat: Contemporary Works in Clay 
                               Juror Virginia Scotchie, Professor and Head of Ceramics at The University of South Carolina
                               Alexandre Hogue Gallery, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
                       7th National Juried Exhibition
                               Juror Apsara DeQuinzio, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
                               Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
                       Positive/Negative 27 
                               Juror Dr. Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor at The City University of New York
​                               Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
                       4th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition, International Juried Exhibition
                               Juror Sarah Millfelt, Director of the Northern Clay Center
                               Concordia Gallery, St. Paul, MN

2011                After the Pedestal
                               Juror Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Executive Director of the Judd Foundation
                               The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
                               In conjunction with the SculptureX Symposium with Keynote Speaker Ann Hamilton
                       K-State Faculty and Student Exhibition, Invitational
                               Mercer Gallery, Garden City, KS
                       Externalities, Invitational
                               Galleria, Delta College, University Center, Saginaw, MI
                       MFA Thesis Exhibition
                               Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                       Six for Six, Invitational
                               Scene Metro Space, East Lansing, MI
                       Input Output
                               Gallery 101, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2010                MFA Candidate Group Show
                               Gallery 101, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                       The Young and the Restless
                               Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI
                       Michigan’s University Research Corridor, Invitational and One-year loan
                               University Research Corridor-Main Office, Lansing, MI
                       MSU@SceneMetroSpace, Invitational
                               Scene Metro Space, East Lansing, MI
                       Yelp Art Attack, Juried Show
                               Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI

2009                Michigan Mud
                               Juror Mark Chatterly
                               Grand Valley State University, MI              
                       ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition
                               Grand Rapids, MI
                       MFA Candidate Group Show
                               Gallery 114, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2008               MFA Candidate Group Show
                               Gallery 101, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2007               Prairie Lakes Regional Art Show, Juried Exhibition
                               Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN
                      Artworks, Juried Exhibition
                               Centennial Student Union Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
                      Graduate Student Art Exhibition
                               Centennial Student Union Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

2006               ASA Art Show, Juried Exhibition
                               Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

2005               Gallery Representation
                               Craftsman Creek Art Gallery, Sioux Falls, SD

2003               Shino Show
                               Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
                      A Study in Elementalism, BFA Art Exhibition
                               Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
                      Art, Invitational Exhibition and Theatre Production
                               Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

2002               Minnesota Clay, Ceramic Invitational Exhibition
                               Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
                      Tossed Salad, Juried Exhibition
                               Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
                      Artworks, Juried Exhibition
                               Cenntennial Student Union Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

Awards and Honors

2008-2011       University Distinguished Fellowship, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               One of forty University awards that provides full academic and financial support to outstanding incoming 
                               Doctoral and Master of Fine Arts students.
2010               Recipient for a Solo Exhibition
                               Members of Contemporary Art Institute Detroit, Detroit, MI
2009-2010       Graduate Teaching Assistantship
                               Michigan State University, Art and Art History Department, East Lansing, MI                       
2009               Conference Fellowship Award
                               Michigan State University, Art and Art History Department, East Lansing, MI
                       Recipient of Cash Award
                               Michigan Mud Conference and Exhibition, Juror Mark Chatterly
2007-2008       Graduate Teaching Assistantship
                               Minnesota State University, Art Department, Mankato, MN
2003                Penland Work Study Scholarship
                               Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2002-2003       Golden Key International Honor Society
                               Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2002                Hapke Endowment Scholarship, Art Department
                               Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
                       NCECA Shimpo Scholarship

Residencies

2011-2012       Kansas State Ceramics Artist in Residence
                               Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Teaching Experience

2014               Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
​                              Ceramics

2011-2012      Adjunct Professor, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
                               Ceramics
                       Ceramics Instructor, Manhattan Art Center, Manhattan, KS        
                               Wheel Throwing, Handbuilding, and Individual Tutoring Sessions

2011               Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               Foundations: Three Dimensional Form
                      Ceramics Instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               Evening College, Spring Semester
                      Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               Ceramics I: Handbuilding, Spring Semester

2010               Instructor of Record, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               Ceramics I: Hand building, Fall Semester
                      Visiting Instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               Foundations: Three Dimensional Form

2009-2010       Instructor of Record, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               Foundations: Three Dimensional Form, Fall and Spring Semesters       

2009               Ceramics Instructor, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
                               Evening College, Spring and Fall Semesters

2007-2008       Instructor of Record, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
                               Foundations: Elements and Principles of Design, Fall and Spring Semesters

Professional Experience

2014-present  Ceramics Studio Manager
                                School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013-2014     Interim Ceramics Studio Manager
                               School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012-2013        Ceramics Studio Coordinator
                               School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2011-2012        Ceramics Studio Manager
                               Manhattan Art Center, Manhattan, KS
                       Gallery Preparator
                               Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS
                       K-State Potters Guild, Member
                               Kansas State University, KS
2011                Studio Assistant for Paul Kotula
                               East Lansing, MI
2010-2011        Educational Policy Committee, Member
                               Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2002-2011        National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Conference and Member
2009-2011        MSU Ceramics Club, President
                               Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2008-2009        MSU Ceramics Club, Officer
                               Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2006-2008        Mudworks Ceramics Club, Member
                               Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
2002-2003        Mudworks Ceramics Club, Member
                               Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
2002                 Minnesota Community College Fine Arts Symposium
                               Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
                               Featured Artists: Don Reitz, Rudy Autio, and Judy Onofrio

Artists Lectures and Panel Discussions

2011                 A.M. Martens - Ceramics Artist In Residence, Lecture
                               Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
                        The Many Lenses of the Contemporary Eye, Panel
                               EDGES Graduate Conference, College of Arts and Letters, Michigan State University
2008                 Graduate Slide Forum, NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
2007                 Graduate Slide Forum, NCECA, Louisville, KY  

Bibliography

2012                ArtAxis, www.artaxis.org
2007                 “Sensory Overload.” Minnesota State University Reporter 
                               Author Brittney Hansen, Oct. 4, 200