Education:

2007 – 2009 Masters of Fine Arts: Ceramics
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

 1998 – 2002  Bachelors of Fine Arts: 3D Fine Arts / Ceramics
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 02115

 

Professional Experience:

2016 – current  Assistant Professor of Instruction, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron OH, 44325
2019 (Spring)   Visiting Professor of Ceramics, Kookmin University: College of Design Seoul, 02707, Korea  
2014 – 2015    Visiting Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, 19122
2013 (Fall)        Visiting Professor, Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Oakville Ontario, L6H 2L1 Canada
2012 – 2014    Senior Visiting Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China 100096

Exhibitions: (solo exhibitions)

2016 Apropos of Nothing, Tainan National University – Tainan City, Taiwan
All Hits and One Miss May Still be Considered a Loss, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia PA

 2015 The Emperor’s Children Rarely Lack for Suitors, Temple University – Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA

(group exhibitions)
2018  Curated Storefronts: Public Art Installations                                                                                 
Displacement
with Charlie O’Geen (Aug 2018 - August 2019)                                                             
         Palliative Pour
– Threadbare Cider House / Juniata College, Pittsburgh PA                                                               
         Artists of the Rubber City – Summit Arts Space, Box Gallery, Akron OH                                                    
         Waterloo Juried Exhibition – Waterloo Center for the Arts, Cleveland OH                                                        
         Shapes of Influence –  Springfield Art Association, Springfield IL  Juror: Simon Levin                                            
         Ceramics National at Southern Miss – University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS  
Juror: Anthony Stellaccio                                                                                                        
The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas –  University of Missouri, Colombia MO, Juror: Ayumi Horie

2017  Myers School of Art – Faculty Biennale – University of Akron, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron OH
9th Clay National  – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO
Hudgens Cup ShowHudgens Center for Arts & Learning, Duluth GA Juror: Garth Johnson                     
         Shimpo Ceramics – Teabowl Exhibition – 51st Annual NCECA Conference Portland, OR
Drinking Vessels – Las Vegas Clay Center, Las Vegas NV Juror: Jason Burnett

2016  Our Cups Runneth Over – Boston Society of Arts & Craft, Boston MA                                                            
         Friends of Summit County – The Art Center on Tusc, Barberton OH          
Cranbrook: +/ - 25 Years: Artist in Residence and Alumni
                                    Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center, Tempe AZ
                        New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM
                                    50th Annual NCECA Conference, Kansas City MO                                                                                           
         The Almighty CupGandee Gallery, Syracuse NY
One for Land, Two for Sea – Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Student Life Gallery, Boston MA  
         Domestic DesignUniversity of Florida, Gainsville FL, Juror: Heather Mae Erikson
9th Massachusetts State of Clay – Lexington Society of Arts & Crafts, Lexington MA Juror: Wayne Higby

2015  Contents May Vary – Pewabic Pottery, Detroit MI Juror: Heather Mae Erickson
The Imagination of Blue & WhiteTaibei YingGe International Ceramics Museum, Taibei Taiwan (catalog)
          Curator: Shu Ling Chang
Eclectic TraditionsMassachusetts College of Art & Design Alumni Exhibition / 49th Annual NCECA Conference
Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro MA

2014  Clay Studio National – The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA Juror: Garth Johnson
8th Massachusetts State of Clay – Lexington Society of Arts & Crafts, Lexington MA Juror: Linda Arbuckle

2013  With Me, With You, With US – Korea World Ceramics Foundation, Gallery THO, Icheon Korea
Show Clay – Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown PA
Functional / Dysfunctional – Morean Art Center, St Petersburg FL

2012  19th Annual San Angelo Museum National Ceramics Competition – San Angelo Museum, San Angelo TX, Juror: Garth Clark
         Taiwan Kao-Shiung International Ceramics Biennale – Kao-Shiung Fine Art Museum, Kao-Shiung Taiwan
Taibei YingGe International Ceramics Biennale – Taibei YingGe International Ceramic Museum, Taibei Taiwan

Grants, Awards, Honors & Artist Residencies:

2019  J. William Fulbright Scholars Fellowship [South Korea]
2019  University of Akron, Myers School of Art –  Faculty Travel Fund Grant, Akron OH
2019  University of Akron, Faculty Research Grant (Summer)
2018  University of Akron, Myers School of Art –  Faculty Travel Fund Grant, Akron OH
2018  University of Akron, Myers School of Art - Folk Grant
2017  University of Akron, Myers School of Art –  Faculty Travel Fund Grant, Akron OH
2016  Tainan National University (TNNUA) – Artist in Residence Award, Taiwan
2015 – 2016  Lighton Foundation  – Lighton International Artists Exchange Program Fellows, Tainan Taiwan
2015 – 2016  Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Taiwan Fellowship, Taibei, Taiwan
2015  Taibei YingGe International Ceramics Museum – Artist in Residence Award Taibei, Taiwan
2013  Korea World Ceramics Foundation – Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale   
          Mentorship Workshop Participant  - Gyeonggi, South Korea
2012 – 2014  China Ministry of Education – China Cultural Research Fellowship Beijing, China
2011  Emmanuel College – ECAR Artist in Residency Fellowship, Boston MA
2009 – 2010  China Ministry of Education – China Cultural Research Fellow, Beijing China
2009 – 2010  US Student Fulbright Program – China, Xi’an China
2009  Critical Language Enhancement Award – US Student Fulbright Program – Chinese Language, Beijing China

Teaching:

University of Akron:

Spring 2019     7100: 489 Special Topics: Foundation Forum Fall 2018 7100: 454 Advanced Ceramics
7100: 353 Throwing 7100: 453 Advanced Throwing
 7100:453 Advanced Throwing 7100: 353 Throwing
7100: 254/ 7100: 253 Introduction to Ceramics

Spring 2018     7100: 145 Foundations 3D Fall 2017 7100:  353 Throwing
7100: 460 Myers Forum Studio: The Modeled City 7100: 254 / 7100: 253 Introduction to Ceramics
7100: 254 Introduction to Ceramics


Spring 2017    7100: 454 Advanced Ceramics Fall 2016     7100: 353 Throwing
7100: 489 Special Topics: Image on Clay  7100: 254 / 7100: 253 Introduction to Ceramics
7100: 453 Advanced Throwing
7100: 353 Throwing 
7100: 254 / 7100: 253 Introduction to Ceramics                     

Temple University: Tyler School of Art

 Spring 2015   Intermediate Ceramics Fall 2014          Advanced Ceramics
Introduction to Ceramics Introduction to Ceramics


Central Academy of Fine Art                                               Sheridan College

Spring 2014      Intermediate Ceramics Fall 2013          Advanced Ceramics Design
Intermediate Ceramics Design


University Service:

2019   AAUP Liaison for Myers School of Art
Curriculum Committee, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Development of course work - 7100: 489 Foundation Forum
Faculty Advisor  - Ceramics Department Student Organization, Myers School of Art, University of Akron

 2018   AAUP Liaison for Myers School of Art
Curriculum Committee, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Myers Residency Selection for 7200: 460 Myers Forum Studio:  The Modelled City with Neil Forrest
Redevelopment of Foundations Review
Faculty Advisor  - Ceramics Department Student Organization, Myers School of Art, University of Akron

2017   Ad Hoc Foundations Committee, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Curriculum Committee, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Faculty Advisor  - Ceramics Department Student Organization, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Project Consultant – YOKO ONO – IMAGINE PEACE, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Visiting Artist Charette: Charlie O’Geen [Lawrence Technical University]
Visiting Artist Lecture – Neil Forrest [Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Canada]
Visiting Artist Lecture & Demonstration: Lauren Mabry [Ohio State University]
Visiting Artist Lecture & Demonstration: Andy Shaw [Louisiana State University]
Visiting Artist Residency: SunAe Kim [Hong Ik University, South Korea]

2016  Curriculum Development: 7100 489 004 – ST: Mold Making & Slip Casting
Curriculum Development: 7100 489 800 – ST: Ceramics Chemistry Lab
Curriculum Development: 7100 489 029 – ST: Imaging on Clay
Ad Hoc Foundations Committee, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Curriculum Committee, Myers School of Art, University of Akron
Visiting Artist Lecture: Amelie Proulx

 
Professional Service:

2019  Juror – University of Akron, Myers School of Art Scholastic Scholarship Award – Stark, OH 44720
Juror –  Scholastic Art Awards [North Central Ohio] – Stark, OH 44720
2018  Portfolio Review – 52th NCECA Conference – Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2018  Juror –  Scholastic Art Awards [North Central Ohio] – Stark, OH 44720
2017  Juror –  Revere High School, Annual Celebration of the Arts Annual Exhibition, Richfield,  OH  44286
2016  Portfolio Reviewer – 50th NCECA Conference – Kansas City, MO 64105

 

Public Presentations, Lectures & Workshops: 

2018  “Inscrutable Conversations”, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, presenter, Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada, September 27, 2018
Displacement” Curated Storefront Celebration Event, presenter, Akron Ohio, September 6, 2018
         “The Modeled CityInnovative Educational Approaches, lead panelist / organizer
          52nd Annual NCECA Conference, Pittsburg Pennsylvania, March 17, 2018

2017   “Sketchy Beginnings – Gallery / Artist’s Talk”, presenter, University of Delaware, Newark DE 19716   
Imaging On Clay” Buckeye Ceramics Supply Open House, presenter Buckeye Ceramics Supply, Columbus OH, 43026
 – April 8, 2017

2016    “Modern Chinese Ceramics”, St. Joseph’s University Gallery Discussion, panelist, St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia PA, 19131  
– January 26, 2016

2015    “Digital Ceramics”, Taibei YingGe International Ceramics Museum Lecture Series, presenter, Taibei Taiwan, – July 18, 2015
2015   “Ceramics in the Expanded Field”, Taibei YingGe International Ceramics Museum Lecture Series, presenter, Taibei Taiwan, 
– June 11, 2015

2012   “Neither Home or Away”, Seoul Woman’s University, presenter  – May 9, 2012
Inspiration” presenter, Emmanuel College, Boston MA, 02115 – March 12, 2011       

 2011   “Portraits of Contemporary American Clay”, presenter, Xi’an Fine Arts Academy, Xi’an China – February 6, 2011
Ceramics in the Expanded Field”, presenter, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian China, – February 10 2011

2010    “Architectural Ceramics in China”, Ceramics on Show: Public & Private Displays, presenter, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
– September 24, 2010
Ceramics is Cultural Suspension”, 2010 ICMEA International Ceramics Conference, presenter, Fu Ping China, – March 18, 2010