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EDUCATION

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, MFA in Sculpture/Ceramics, 2003-2005 

University of Michigan, School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI, BFA in Ceramics and Painting, Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1996-2000

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

"Extra-Ordinary Collusion", Collaboration with Beverly Emerson from the Salk Institute, San Diego Art Institute

"Blurred Boundaries", Couturier Gallery, Curated by Rody Lopez, Los Angeles, CA

"Inherent Terrain", Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR

"Scofflaws", Pacific College of the Northwest, 4 person exhibit, Portland, OR

"Gallery Selects", Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA

"Endangered", Mesa College, Curated by Danielle Deery, San Diego, CA

"Nasty Women", Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

2016

"Into Nature," R.B. Stevenson Gallery, 2-person exhibit with Astrid Preston, La Jolla, CA 

"Strangely Familiar," Zoya Tommy Gallery, 2-person exhibit with Scott Rosenburg, Houston, TX

"San Diego Art Prize 2016, New Contemporaries," City College Gallery, San Diego, CA

"Flat Earth," Ship in the Woods, Escondido, CA

Art San Diego 2016, SDAI/Art-Prize/Mesa College, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA

"The Clay Studio National," The Clay Studio, Juried by Elisabeth Argo and Jennifer Zwilling, Philadelphia, PA

"Wouldn't it be Nice...," Eastville College, Curated by goodgoodthing, Mesquite, TX

"The Cave of Wonder," The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA

“Under Pressure,” Hyde Gallery, Curated by Jennifer Bennett, El Cajon, CA

2015

"Eclectic Traditions,"  Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

"On the Threshold,"  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

"Sinking, Sinking, Sinking," San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

"Sharp Contrast," Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA

"Confluence," Cellar 3, Curated by Alexander Salazar, Poway, CA

"Sup! Port Us - The Ship in the Woods", Bread and Salt, San Diego, CA

2014

"Wonder & Weight," White Box Contemporary, SOLO EXHIBIT, San Diego, CA 

"Clay and Paper,"  Charlie Cummings Gallery, Curated by Paul Andrew Wandless, Gainesville, FL

"Object! Object!", Helmuth Gallery, San Diego, CA

2013

“Allied Craftsmen TODAY”, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA

"The Left Edge," Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA

ART San Diego 2013 , White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA 

2012

“Cannon Art Gallery 2012 Invitational”, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

“Kilnopening.edu”, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

“Beyond the Limit,” Hyde Gallery, 3-person Exhibit, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

“Small Favors,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2011

“Travel-Size,” Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

“Cannon Juried Biennial”, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, jurors Peter Frank and Larry Baza, Carlsbad, CA

“Self-Schema,” The Heights Waterfront, NCECA 2011, Tampa, FL

“Mendovernacular”, The Trolley Barn, NCECA 2011, Tampa, FL

“Annual Clay Ball,” Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

2010

“Material Matters,” California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, Escondido, CA

“The Gray Area,” Kruglak Gallery, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

“Bodily Functions,” Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

“Ripe,” Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

2009

“Big Blast,” Clay-Mix Gallery, SOLO EXHIBIT, Fresno, CA

“Synthesis,” Hyatt Regency Hotel, NCECA 2009, Phoenix, AZ

“Intersection,” Gallery at the Merc, 2-person Exhibit, Temecula, CA

“Plumb Line,” Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Art Center, 2-person Exhibit, Rochester, NY

“Resident Artists,” International Ceramics Research Center, Guldagergaard, Skaelskor, DENMARK

2008

“New World,” Zentrum für Keramik, SOLO EXHIBIT, Berlin, GERMANY

“Viewpoints 2008,”, Hyde Gallery, juror Richard Burkett, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA

“MassArt Annual Juried Auction,” Mass College of Art, Boston, MA

2007

“Dream Palace,” A-Space Beijing 1 ArtBase, Beijing, CHINA

“Crossing the Pond,” NY Arts Beijing Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

“Kilnopening.edu,” American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

2006

“California Clay Competition,” The Artery, juror Patti Warashina, Davis, CA

“Experiments in the Fog,” Oddfellows Gallery, SOLO EXHIBIT, Mendocino, CA

“Artists in Residence 05-06,” Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

“NCECA 2006 – MAC AIR,” Stark Street Gallery, Portland, OR

“Ink and Clay 32,” Kellogg University Art Gallery, jurors Marylin Zeitlan and

Peter Held, Pomona CA

2005

“MFA Thesis Show,” David and Sandra Bakalar Gallery, SOLO EXHIBIT, Mass College of Art, Boston, MA

2004

“burst,” Doran Gallery, MCA, SOLO EXHIBIT, Boston, MA

“Midway Show,” Stephen Paine Gallery, MCA Boston, MA

“Habitations,” Doran Gallery, MCA, Boston, MA

2003

“Faculty Exhibition,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

“in the village of pripinchuk,” 3rd Street Gallery, 2-person Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

“remember i was here,” University City Arts League, SOLO EXHIBIT, Philadelphia, PA

2002

“New Members Show,” 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Clay Studio Gallery Shop, Philadelphia, PA

Omni Gallery, Omni Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

“Multiples,” Main Line Art Center,” Haverford, PA

2000

“unraveled (dreams and illusions),” Warren Robbins Gallery, SOAD, SOLO EXHIBIT, Ann Arbor, MI

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017

Gallery Director, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA

Organizer, NASTY WOMEN, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

2016

Gallery Director, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA

Lecturer, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Lecturer, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Lecturer, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Lecturer, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

2015

Resident Artist, Zentrum für Keramik, Berlin, GERMANY

Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Lecturer, The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2014

Gallery Director, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA

Visiting Lecturer, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 

2012

Curator, Boehm Gallery Ceramics Biennial, “Wastelands and Candylands,” San Marcos, CA

2011

Public Work, Artist, The Escondido Creek Conservancy, Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, “Oak Idyll,” Escondido, CA

Juror, CASD Juried Members Show, “Contain Yourself,” Gallery 21, San Diego, CA

Visiting Artist, Mira Costa College, Mira Costa, CA

2010

Curator, “Corporeal Manifestations,” The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Resident Artist, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, HUNGARY

Curator, Boehm Gallery Ceramics Biennial, “Play/Pause,” San Marcos, CA

Lecturer, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

2009

Lecturer, “Global Explorations – NCECA International Residency Experiences” NCECA 2009, Phoenix, AZ

2008

Resident Artist, Zentrum für Keramik, Berlin, GERMANY

Resident Artist, International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard, DENMARK

Curator, Boehm Gallery Ceramics Biennial, “From Dust to Decadence,” San Marcos, CA

2007

Resident Artist, NY Arts Beijing Gallery, Beijing, CHINA

Judge, “Visual Expressions,” Temecula Art Council, Temecula, CA

Judge, Sandblasters Competition, televised sand sculpture competition, The Travel Channel

Curator, “Local Treasures,” Hands on Cedros Gallery, Solana Beach, CA

2005-2006

Resident Artist, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

2003

Artist’s Assistant, Arina Ailincai, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2000-2002

Head of the Ceramics Department/studio technician, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA, Fall 2006–present

Associate Professor of Art, Head of the Ceramics Program

Ceramics I, II, & III, Production Pottery, Ceramic Sculpture I & II, Printmaking onto Clay

Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Visiting Artist WorkshopSpring 2016

Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

Visiting Artist Workshop, Spring 2016

Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

Visiting Artist Workshop, Printmaking onto Clay Fall 2010

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

Printmaking onto Clay Spring 2006, Summer 2010, Summer 2016

Handbuilding in Clay Winter 2010

Turk Hill Craft School, Rochester, NY

Visiting Artist Workshop, Printmaking onto Clay Summer 2009

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Image and Clay, co-taught with Megumi Naitoh Spring 2005

Ceramics Elective, Summer Studios Summer 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistantships:

Form Study with Taylor Davis Fall 2004

Photographic Lithography with Fred Liang Spring 2004

3D Seminar, Ceramics with Janna Longacre Fall 2003

Chester Springs Studios/MLAC, Chester Springs/Haverford, PA

Wood kiln Workshop Biannually March 2001–May 2003

Delco Blind-Site Center, Chester, PA

Ceramics for vision impaired adults February 2002-July 2003

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Handbuilding in Clay, Claymobile Program Fall 2000-Spring 2003

Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, PA

Intro to Handbuilding and Throwing Spring 2001-Spring 2003

Kiln Firing

 

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

2017            

“San Diego women getting nasty for a new art show,” by Lara McCaffery, San Diego Citybeat, January 10, 2017

2016            

“Into Nature,” Review by Lauren Buscemi, Art Ltd. Magazine, Sept/Oct 2016

#2 of “Top Five,” by Rainey Knudson and Christina Rees, Glasstire.com,

February 25, 2016

2014

"Palomar College - Ceramics in Many Directions", Studiokotokoto.com, Blog feature article , September 16, 2014

"Burden" featured by Lee Gainer, PEEK, Contemporary Art Blog, February 27, 2014

"Alled Craftsman Today," Mingei Museum, San Diego, CA - Exhibition Catalog

"Object!  Object!," Helmuth Gallery, San Diego, CA - Exhibition Catalog

2013

“The Anatomy of Sadness,” 500 Prints on Clay,” Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Asheville, NC

2012

“2011 NCECA Biennial Review,”, Author, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue No. 82

“5 from 1: Sasha Koozel Reibstein” by John Oliver Lewis and Jessica McCambly, Glasstire.com, May 13, 2012

“Palomar Sculptor among featured artists at Cannon show,” by Patricia Morris Buckley, The North County Times, CA January 26, 2012

“Cannon Art Gallery 2012 Invitational”, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA – exhibition catalog

2010

“Corporeal Manifestations,” Independent Review but Colette Copeland, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue No. 82

“Your Body, The Masterpiece,” by Spencer Ball, Arts & Features, The Gatepost, pg.13, Framingham, MA, December 10, 2010

“Exhibition at FSU’s Mazmaninan Gallery explores the body,” by Chris Bergeron, The MetroWest Daily News, Framingham, MA, December 5, 2010

“Corporeal Manifestations,” Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Exhibitions, pg. 22, June/July/August 2010

“Clay shows Begin – bodies at the Mutter,” by Libby Rosof, The Artblog, March 14, 2010

“NCECA Preview,” Corporeal Manifestations, Ceramics Art Daily, March 2010

2009

“Art Review – January ArtHop,” by Felicia Matlosz, Fresno Beehive.com, January 2009

2008

“From Dust to Decadence,” Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Up Front, pg. 24, March 2008

2008 “Palomar’s ceramic show breaks the mold,” by Joel D. Amos, The North County Times, San Diego, CA, March 20, 2008

“MassArt Annual Juried Auction”, Massachussetts College of Art, Boston, MA 2006, 2008 – exhibition catalogs

2007

“Do the Dishes,” by Pat Sherman, Today’s Local News, San Marcos, CA September 2007

“Local Treasures exhibit features works by Palomar College artists”, The North County Times, San Diego, CA, October 4, 2007

“Crossing the Pond,” by Fred H.C. Liang, NYArts Magazine Online, June 2007

“Western artist’s crossing the pond to display their creations in Beijing,” Cover Terra (Spanish language newspaper) / Telesur (television spot), June 2007

2006

“California Clay Competition 2006,” The Artery – exhibition catalog

Artists in Residence 05-06,” Mendocino Art Center – exhibition catalog

2005

“Ink and Clay 31,” Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA – exhibition catalog

 

AWARDS

2016

Nomination for San Diego Art Prize, nominated by Tara Centybear

2015/16

Research sabbatical, Palomar College

2015

Nomination for Distinguished Faculty Award, Palomar College

2012

North County Higher Education Alliance Grant

2010

Foundation “Excellence in Teaching” Grant, Palomar College

2009

Professional Development Grant, Palomar College

Nomination for Distinguished Faculty Award, Palomar College

2008

NCECA International Resident Artist Award 2008, Zentrum für Keramik, Berlin, GERMANY

Nomination for Distinguished Faculty Award, Palomar College

2007

Nomination for Distinguished Faculty Award, Palomar College

2005

Nomination for International Sculpture Center, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

2004

Scholarship – Lands of the Eternal Sun, Massachusetts College of Art

2000

Del Val Pottery Supply Award – “ Multiples,” Exhibition, MLAC

 

JURIED NETWORKS/DATABASES

www.artaxis.org, online porfolio since 2008

www.accessceramics.org, online portfolio since 2008

Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, member since 2009