Curriculum VitaeSolo Exhibitions
2006 Mixed-media on paper, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2006 “Art Journey’s Back to the Long, Long Ago and Far Away,” Mixed-media on paper, “The International House,” Davis, CA
2004 ”Corazones,” Gallery “Casa de Chavón,” Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2003 Sam Houston State University Art Gallery
2003 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2003 UC Davis Alumni Center Gallery, Davis, CA
1999 “Impressions,” one-woman show, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of Caliornia, Davis, CA
1986 "Latin American Images," one-woman show at the Austin Arts Center, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
1985 One woman show at Gallery 57, Cambridge Art Council, Cambridge, MA
2006 Ceramics, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2005 “One Hundred Socks ,” ceramics, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
2004 Artists in Residence Show “Primavera ’04,” Fundación Centro Cultural Altos de Chavón,, La Romana, Dominican Republic
2004 “Corazones Perros,” Museo de la Cerámica Contemporánea, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2003 Gallery “Arte Tamburini,” La Romana, Dominican Republic
2003 Artists in Residence Show “Otoño 2003,” Fundación Centro Cultural Altos de Chavón,, La Romana, Dominican Republic
2002 Crocker-Kingsley 73rd Invitational Group Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2001 “Reality Check,” Columbus, OH
2001 Craft Museum, City Of Davis First Juried Exhibition, Davis, CA
2001 “Sculptural Objects & Functional Art” (SOFA), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2001 “Small Ceramics Art Show,” Academy of Design, New York City, NY
2001 “Palm Springs International,” Palms Springs, CA
2001 “Ceramics 30,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2001 “Sculptural Objects & Functional Art” (SOFA), The Armory, NYC, NY
2001 “All Creatures Great and Small,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2001 “Los Angeles Art Show,” UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2001 “Two Decades,” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA,br> 2001 Group show, California Conference on Clay Arts, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2001 Ceramic Sculpture exhibited as part of invitational shows, Sutter Club, Sacramento, CA
1999 “Celebrate Ceramics,” Group Show, Handworks Gallery, Acton, MA
1999 Ceramics show at Blooming Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1999 Group show (California Association of Ceramic Artists), Jeff’s Objets d’Art, Davis, CA
1998 Artists-in-residence group exhibit, Altos de Chavón Gallery, La Romana, Dominican Republic
1998 Group Sculpture show, Oannes Gallery, Tiverton, RI
1996 Group show (monotypes and ceramics), Craigin-Fife Gallery, Brookline, MA
1995 Concord Art Association invitational show, Concord, MA
1995 "Within Gender," invitational exhibit of monotypes, a Conference on Latin American Literature, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
1991 "Voces Prevalecientes," Group show of Hispanic Artists, Firehouse Multicultural Arts Center, Jamaica Plain, MA
1990 Group show, The Space, organized by the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) as a benefit for AIDS education, Boston, MA
1986 "Taming the Beast," three artist show at the Cambridge Multi-cultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
1986 Dominican artist's exhibit, Essex County College, Newark, NJ
1985 Group show, women's paintings, Massachusetts College of Art
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ
The White House Collection, Washington, DC
Honors & Awards
2003-2004 Fulbright Fellowship, Parsons School of Design, Program in Los Altos de Chavón, La Romana, Dominican Republic, September, 2003 - May, 2004.
2003 Invited to lecture and conduct a three-day ceramic sculpture workshop at Sam Houston State University
2002 Invited to create /design an ornament for the White House Christmas tree, now part of the White House collection
2002 Slide presentation, and lecture at the Honolulu Academy of Art
2002 Clay demontration at the University of Hawaii Windward
2001 Featured on ”Modern Masters” Television Show, Home and Garden Cable Network,May 20th 2001.
2001 Guest speaker and presenter at the California Association of Ceramic Art Conference, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1999 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist’s Grant ($10,000)
1999 Three monotypes acquired by D-Zign I.P.P. Inc. a Canadian artistic design firm
1997 Workshop on saggar-firing and terra sigillata techniques, Radcliffe College ceramics studio
1997 - 1998 "Two Collection," juried selection of arts and crafts selected for WGBH/Channel 2 Auction
1994 Monotype print acquired by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, as part of the museum's print lending-library
2006 Wheel-throwing demonstrations for KCRA TV news, April and June, 6, 2006.
2004 “Davis Artist traveled to the Caribbean to Teach Ceramics,” artcle in Davis Enterprise, September 21, 2004.
2004 ”’Corazones’ de Emma Luna,” El Caribe, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, April 2, 2004.
2003 ”Illusionism without Illusions,” by Neil Larsen and Susan Kaiser, Ceramics Art and Perception, Winter 2003.
2003 ”Taking Artistic Wing,” by Marilyn Moyle, The Davis Enterprise January 30, 2003.
2002 Article in the Honolulu Star Bulletin on guest lecture and presentation to the Hawaii Craftsman Raku Ho’laule’a conference, May 26, 2002.
2001 “Celebrating Clay,” front page photo and article by Paul Dorn, The Davis Enterprise Weekend, May 3, 2001.
1999 “‘Celebrate Ceramics’ draws a crowd,” photo and article on ceramic sculpture by Libbie Payne, The Boston Globe, October 10, 1999.
1999 Preview of “Impressions,” Memorial Union Art Gallery, by Steven Jenkins, Artweek, Issue 7/8 July - August, 1999.
1999 “Multi-talented artist displays work at MU,” by Beth Rose Middleton, feature article, The California Aggie, UC Davis, August 2, 1999.
1999 Faculty Show, Davis Art Center, reviewed by Kimi Julian, Sacramento News and Review, January 14, 1999. By Melissa Leavitt, The California Aggie, January 14, 1999. By Marilyn Moyle, The Davis Enterprise, January 28, 1999.
1998 Group Sculpture show, Oannes Gallery, Tiverton, RI, reviewed in the Art New England Magazine Oct-Nov. 1998.
1998 “Notas Culturales,” taped interview with Luz Vicioso, Channel 19, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Aug. 24, 1998.
1998 “Caña TV,” live interview for the Luisa María Ortiz show, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Aug. 15, 1998.
1998 “Las huellas del Caribe en Altos de Chavón,” by José Bautista, El Siglo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 23, 1998.
1996 Artist's Profile in Ceramics Monthly Magazine, June-August, 1996.
1995 Subject of feature article by Christine Temin, Boston Globe, March 1, 1995.
1990 "Centro," interview by the Boston NBC affiliate's Spanish language public affairs program, 1990.
1983 BS, Art Education, University of Minnesota
1986 BFA in painting, Massachusetts College of Art
StatementMy sculpture reproduces everyday fabric objects such as washcloths, socks, and just about anything I can get my hands on to reproduce, utilizing the illusionist possibilities inherent in clay as a medium. However, I render this illusion so that the ordinary object simultaneously produces an impression on the extraordinary. Rows of rolled hands towels, piles of terry cloths whose positions defy gravity, a chaotic pile of laundry frozen in shapes that the fabric itself could never hold, and so forth.
Mine is a voyage of intimate exploration into a subliminal form shared by both clay and fabric: the fold. At the same time, my work de-familiarizes an anonymous and routine form of ‘women’s work’ whose aesthetic possibilities no one but a woman would be likely to apprehend.