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Ceramics Sculpture Foundations Multi-disciplinary Collaborations

1997 MFA in Ceramics, University of Montana, Missoula.
1994 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
1993 BA in Art, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA., College Honors

Advanced Throwing and Wood Firing, Baltimore Clayworks
Ceramic Sculpture and Figure In Clay, Anderson Ranch Arts Center


2006-present Instructor, Ceramics/Foundations, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD.


Spring 2012 – Introduction: the Wheel Thrown Form and Figuring Bodies
Fall 2011- Introduction: the Hand Built Form and Sculptural Forms (Foundations)
Spring 2011 – Personal Directions in Clay (Continuing Education)
Fall 2010 – Introduction: the Hand Built Form
Spring 2010 – Introduction to Ceramics (Throwing and Hand Building) and Figuring Bodies
Fall 2009 – Introduction to Ceramics
Spring 2009 – Humans and Other Animals (Continuing Education)
Fall 2008 – Introduction to Ceramics
Fall 2007 – Figuring Bodies
Fall 2006 – Introduction to Ceramics

2009-present Instructor, Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, MD.


Spring 2012 – two sections of Ceramics 1 and one section of Ceramics 2-4
Fall 2011 – Ceramics 1 and Ceramics 1-3
Spring 2011 – Ceramics 1 and Ceramics 1-3
Fall 2010 – Art History 105
Spring 2010 – Ceramics 1 and Ceramics 1-3
Fall 2009 – Ceramics 1 and Ceramics 1-3

2006 & 2010 Instructor, Towson University, Towson, MD.


Fall 2010 – three sections of Ceramics 1 for Non-Majors
Spring 2006 – Ceramics 1 for Art Majors

2007- 2009 Instructor, Ann Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.


Fall 2009 – Ceramics 1
Fall 2008 – Ceramics 1 and Ceramics 2-3,
Spring 2007 – two sections of Ceramics 1
Fall 2007 – two sections of Ceramics 1
Spring 2007 – two sections of Ceramics 1

2001-05 Instructor, California State University, Hayward


Fall Qtr. 2005 – Creative Process (foundations course) and Sculpture 1
Winter Qtr. 2005 – Sculpture 1 and Sculpture 3
Winter Qtr. 2003 – Sculpture 2
Fall Qtr. 2002 – Sculpture1 and Sculpture 2
Fall Qtr. 2001 – Creative Process

1996-7 Instructor of Record, Foundations Program, University of Montana, Missoula.


Fall 1996 and spring 1997 – Beginning Drawing


2006-present Instructor, Baltimore Clayworks, MD.


Figure in Clay, Ceramic Sculpture, Animals for Adults,
Slip Casting and Hand Building with Creative Aging students.

2003-2007 Instructor, Civic Arts of Walnut Creek, CA.


Figure in Clay, Hand Building in Porcelain
Workshops: Expressive Faces, Gargoyles and Temple Beasts.

2005 Center For English Studies, University of CA, Berkeley.


Beginning Ceramics – class designed for visiting Taiwanese and Korean students.

1998-05 Instructor, ASUC Art Studio (non-degree), University of CA., Berkeley.


Beginning Ceramics, Figure in Clay.


Slip Casting, Terra Sigilatta, and Pit-fire.

2002-03 Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley, CA.


Terra Sigilatta and Expressive Faces.

1999-02 Lead Instructor, Ceramics Department, The Crucible, Berkeley, CA.


Ceramic Sculpture, Raku, and Figure Sculpture.
Teaching Assistant: Stone Carving and Bronze Casting


2009-present Technician (firing, glaze production) at CCBC, Essex
2002-3 Technical Specialist, Oakland Museum of California, History Department
1999-01 Ceramics Technician, ASUC Art Studio, University of CA, Berkeley.
1996-7 Gallery Assistant, University of Montana Art Gallery, Missoula, MT.
1992 Education Coordinator, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO.
1991 Preparator, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO.



Revolution: Bringing Clay Full Circle, Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art
Femme Fatale, CCBC Art Gallery, Catonsville, MD.
Top That!, MT Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.


Visions In Clay 2010, LH Horton Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA. Juror: Arthur Gonzalez.

Jersey Shore Clay National, MT Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.

Juror: Mark Dean.
Midsummer Eve: an Exploration of Color and Surface, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Curator: Sarah Z. Barnes
Baltimore Clayworks: Cultivating Clay and Community for 30 Years, NCECA 2010, Amber Street Studios, Philadelphia, PA. Curators: Deborah Bedwell, Matt Hyleck and Mary Cloonan.


Human Narratives, Conversations in Clay”, NCECA 2009, Curator: Shalene Valenzuela


Solo Exhibition, Trisha Kyner, Baltimore Clayworks


Applied Art vs. Fine Art, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Curator: Gloria Kennedy
National Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA.
Jurors: Joe Bova and Virginia Scotchie
Contemporary Ceramics, Ruby Green Art Center, Nashville, TN. Curators: Robert
McClurg and Donna Berotti


Off the Rim, Curator: Brooke Barrie, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.
Bon Voyage, Trisha Kyner and David Friedheim, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson
Beach, CA.
California Clay Competition, Juror: David Kuraoka, The Artery, Davis, CA.
The Virtuous Pot, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Center For the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.


Visions In Clay, Juror: Robert Brady, Reynolds Gallery, University of the
Pacific, Stockton, CA.
California Dreaming, Juror: John Toki, Pacific Rim Sculptors’ Group Winter Exhibition, Townsend Building, San Francisco, CA.


New Clay, The Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, SF, CA.
Visions In Clay, Juror: John Toki, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.


Potters in Peril Invitational, The National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India
Emotions in Form, Juror: John Toki, The Sculpture Group, Danville, CA.


Solo Exhibition, The Aerialists, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.


Yard Art, Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT.
My Pet 2, Tucson Community Arts Center, Tucson, AZ.


Tending Memory, Solo Exhibition, University Center, University of MT., Missoula, MT.


Ten Emerging, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.



ARTsites 2012, Howard County Public Arts Commission, Howard County Public Library, Elkridge branch, Elkridge, MD.


Couples, Long Beach Island Foundation, Surf City, NJ.


Here, There and Anywhere, Artscape 2010, Baltimore, MD.
Pinch, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. Curator Christina McCleary.
Child’s Play, Community College of Baltimore County Art Gallery, Catonsville, MD. Curator: Nicole Buckingham.
Pull Toys, three eight foot long sculptures made for two weeks of performances by the dance troupe Galumpha at Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C.


Zotz, Artscape. Curator: Nicole Buckingham, CCBC, Dundalk, MD.
David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner /Grendel’s Mother, Catonsville Community College, MD.
Mud Head, cob and steel sculpture created for Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.


Sculptural Gateway for International Festival, The City of Baltimore Department of
Neighborhoods, 22’x25’, steel, fabric and paint, Baltimore, MD.


Zotz, for Dia de Los Muertos: Arco Iris de Culturas en Homenaje a Nuestros Muertos,
The Legion of Honor Museum, A ten-foot tall porcelain, fun fur and steel sculpture.
San Francisco, CA.
Flame Heart Memorial, A cement and mosaic sculpture built with Skill Quest staff and clients, SkillQuest and the City of Virginia Beach, VA.
Earth Home, A steel and cob (clay soil, sand and straw) playhouse built with k-8 grade students, Marin Horizon School, Mill Valley, CA.


Poochifer, an eight-foot tall cement and mosaic sculpture, built with community volunteers. Rented for Bjork concert, Clear Channel, San Francisco, CA.
Tree of Life, a ten-foot tall outdoor cement and mosaic sculpture built with k-8 grade students,
Marin Country Day School, Corte Madera, CA.


Hands! Tools! Artists in Residence, Bay Area Discovery Museum, A two-week residency culminating in a steel sculpture created on site with assistance from public and staff, Sausalito, CA.
SMARTS Artists in Residence, a month long residency culminating in a paper mache sculpture installed at Youngstown’s Symphony Hall and an eight foot long cement and tile sculpture installed outside Liberty Middle School. The artist team worked with students from YSU and two Youngstown middle schools in the design and fabrication, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.
Ecology Carnival, the artists led students in the building of four floats and over 100 costumes, Marin Horizon School, Mill Valley, CA.


Big Red Dog, Fire Festival 2001, an 18 foot long parade float, The Crucible, Berkeley, CA.


2012 MAT (Masters in Art, Teaching) Thesis Advisor, Maryland Institute College of Art.
2011-12 Advisory Board Member, MIT Fab Lab of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
2003 Artist Selection Panel Member, Fruitvale Public Art Project, Oakland, CA.


2012 Secured a stipend from the Office of Student Life to bring visiting artist Deborah Bedwell to CCBC, Essex.
2012 Organized a Skype lecture by San Francisco-based artist Marnia Johnston for Figuring Bodies students, Maryland Institute College of Art.
2011 Brought visiting artist Jennifer Degges to demonstrate raw clay techniques to students in Introduction to Hand Building, Maryland Institute College of Art.
2011 Represented Maryland Institute College of Art Ceramics at NCECA conference.
2009 Secured a Cultural Diversity Grant to bring Trinidadian artist and critic Chris Cozier to Maryland Institute College of Art as a visiting artist.
2012, 2010, 2008
Organized student exhibitions of ceramic work in the Station Building Gallery, Maryland Institute of Art.
2006 to present
Volunteer activities for Community Arts, Baltimore Clayworks.


2007-10 Ceramic Sculpture Demonstration, American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD.
2007 Kyner/Friedheim, Grendel’s Mother Lecture and Critique, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Kyner/Friedheim, Lecture, Collaborative Sculpture, University of West Indies, Trinidad.
2000 Faculty Lecture Series, The Crucible, Berkeley, CA.
1999/2000 Raku Demonstrations, Firefest, The Crucible, Berkeley, CA.
1997 Lecture, Distinct Tactility, Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT.


2012 Assistant to Arthur Gonzalez, Baltimore Clayworks
2011 Summer Residency at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts
2010  Second Prize, Jersey Shore Clay National
Assistant to Beth Cavener Stichter, Baltimore Clayworks
2008 Assistant to Beth Lo, Santa Fe Clay.
Assistantship to Tip Toland, Baltimore Clayworks.
2005 Awarded fully funded Kiln God Residency, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts
IMCO Award, California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA.
2002 Youngstown State University/SMARTS Residency (with David Friedheim).
Bay Area Discovery Museum Residency (with David Friedheim).
1998 A community initiated drive led to the purchase of one of my life-size figures for the permanent collection of the Art Museum of Missoula.
1997 President’s Award, University of Montana, Jurors: Adrian Arleo and Rudy Autio.
1996 Awarded Travel Scholarship for summer study in Florence and Rome, University of Montana Art Department.
1994 Chosen for Artemisia Gallery’s Mentorship Program, Chicago, IL.
1993 Awarded College Honors for general excellence within and outside the major, Adlai Stevenson College, University of CA, Santa Cruz.


The Sandpiper, “Couples Exhibition at LBIF”, August 3, 2011., Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, “Fired Up About Clay, We Take a Tour”, April 2, 2010.
Art Ltd, “Clay Nation – NCECA’s Annual Conference”, March-April, 2009
Ceramic Art Monthly, Korea, “American Craft Council”, March 2009.
The Baltimore Examiner, “CCBC Exhibit”, March 4, 2008.
The Baltimore Sun, “International Festival”, August 8, 2006.
California Clay Competition 2005, catalog, The Artery, Davis CA.
The Virginian Pilot, “Art Makes Memories Tangible at Beach center,” June13, 2004.
New Jersey Star Register, “Bay Area Sculptors Get Their Day in Hamilton,” May 30, 2004.
Stockton Record, “Visions in Clay”, June 23m 2003
Youngstown State Alumni Magazine, “Community Partnerships and Outreach”, Fall 2002.
Youngstown Vindicator, “In the Studio”, March 2002.
Youngstown Vindicator, “Pupils Create a Work of Mythical Proportions’, March 2002., “New Mural Dedication”, January 2002.
The Daily Californian, “Arts Reflects City’s Diversity”, June 19th, 2001.
SF Weekly, “Into the Crucible”, June 21st 2001.
The Financial Express of India, “After Eight – Show of Solidarity”, June 17th, 2001
SF Weekly, “Into the Crucible”, June 21, 2001.
The Daily Californian, “Arts Festival Reflects City’s Diversity”, June 19th 2001.
News.Indya.Com, “Pottering Around: Indo-US Ceramic Show For Quake Hit”,
June 16th, 2001.
Potters in Peril, catalog, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay, India., Arts Section, “Firefest”, July 6th, 2000.
On Your Mark, Twenty-five Years of Artemisia, Artemisia Gallery, 1999.
The Missoulian,“ Sculpture Digs Up Interest”, August 9th, 1998.
Cutbank, A national visual arts and literary journal, (cover photo), fall 1997.
Live Turkeys, The Only Karmic Book of the American West, spring. 1995.


Hermitage Sculpture Park, Santa Barbara, CA
Art Museum of Missoula, Missoula, MT.
University of Montana Art Museum
Majid Kahhak Gallery, Carbondale, CO.


Exhibiting Artist, Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.