Textile Art Center Residency Personal Statement

Dear Colleagues, Students, and Ceramic Enthusiasts,

Come to China and Study Ceramics with West Virginia University at the World Famous Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop!!!

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University has teamed to offer a comprehensive study opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter.  Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen.  For the last 21 years, we have teamed to offer a study and travel program in the Peoples Republic of China. Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists.

Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin’s Terra Cotta Army, Ancient Capital of Xi’an, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!

China’s roots in ceramic art history are strong and deep. For thousands of years, Chinese artisans have developed and mastered techniques and artistry that has set the standard of excellence in ceramics throughout the world.  High fired porcelains, underglaze and overglaze techniques, celadons, copper reds, temmoku, yao ware carving, ash glazes and tri-colored lead glazes are just a few of the contributions made by Chinese artisans over the centuries.

Summer Semester 2017
May 24 – June 30
(Dates prices may vary slightly)
6 Credits
Cost: 6-Credits/Tuition and fees: $7500*

2017 Summer artists/Faculty: Boomer Moore, Kelly O’Briant, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

This fee covers International airfare, in-country travel, all lodging, food (an exception being during the Beijing travel portion of the program), materials, and 6 graduate or undergraduate transferable credits from West Virginia University.

Fall Semester 2017
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
12 Credit Hours: Graduate or Undergraduate
Cost: 12 Credits/Tuition and fees $12,900* 6-Credits Studio Ceramics 3-Credits Chinese Ceramic Art History 3-Credits Basic Language and Culture

2017 Fall artists/Faculty: Birdie Boone, Rain Harris, Caroline Cheng, Po-Wen Liu, and Shoji Satake

Participants will be expected to pay for tools not supplied by the program, brushes, personal acquisitions, and local travel outside of the program.  Students may also be expected to purchase their own meals during the Xian and Beijing travel components.

This fee covers the entire cost of International airfare, in-country travel, all program fees, insurance, living accommodations and 12 transferable credits from West Virginia University.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in either of the 2 programs, more information and applications are available at:
http://artanddesign.wvu.edu/international-programs/ceramics-in-china
or go to our Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Virginia-University-Ceramics/265667390037

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake
Associate Professor of Art
West Virginia University
College of Creative Arts
School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Center
PO Box 6111
Morgantown, WV 26506
304-293-3512
shoji.satake@mail.wvu.edu

Robert “Boomer” Moore
Assistant Professor of Art
West Virginia University

Jennifer Allen
Lecturer
West Virginia University

Kelly O’Briant
Research Fellow/Lecturer
West Virginia University

CV

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018, Variations on the Theme of Loss, 108 Contemporary, Tulsa, OK

2016, It's Not Just About the Rain (Lia Cook Jacquard Residency Exhibition),  Guitar Shop Gallery, Oakland, CA 

Select Group Exhibitions

2018, New Now, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK

2018, Nature and Neon, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

2017, Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA

2017, Grassroots, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016, 2nd Hangzhou Triennial Of Fiber Art, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

2016, (Text)iles: The Text is a Fabric, Earl and Virgina Green Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016, And Who is My Neighbor: Stories from the Margins, Earl and Virgina Green Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015, FiberSHED, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA

2015, (processing) - Bay Area Artists and the Archive, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2015, Introductions, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2015, All You Can Be, Gallatin Gallery, New York, NY

2014, The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2014, The Reading Room, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

2014, International TECHstyle Art Biennial, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA

2014, Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition, Civic Center in Collaboration with Berkeley Art Center and Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2014, Annual Juried Exhibition, Piedmont Center for the Arts

2014, Inspire Artists Who Inspire You, Pro Arts, Oakland, CA

2013, Textiles Show, Art Factory, Paterson, NJ

2013, Encoded Identities, SNAP and Dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  

2013, MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013, Creole Processions, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013, The Procession of Future Artifacts, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2013, MFA Now, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

2012, Knots: Textile Topologies, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

2012, In Abstentia, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2012, John Baldessari: Class Assignments Optional, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2012, Comfort, InFusion Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011, Wherehoused, PLAySPACE, San Francisco, CA

2011, In Motion, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

2011, Artists in Residence: 1st Addition, the Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2011, Fashioning Self and the Environment, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010, Disposable: Ciudad Juarez and the War on Women, Gallatin Gallery, New York, NY

2010, Fuente Ovejuna, Thalia Theater, Queens, NY

2010, re:make, Pratt Gallery, New York, NY

2010, Chaos and Order, Gallatin Gallery, New York, NY

2010, Eco-Fashion Week Art Exhibition, Gallatin Gallery, New York, NY

Public Collections

Berkeley Art Museum

Teaching

2016, Lecturer, Storylines, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2016, Lecturer, Loom Logic, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2016, Workshop Instructor, Weaving Climate Data (1-day), Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2014, Instructor, Weaving (2-week intensive), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2013, Teaching Assistant, Lia Cook, Weaving and Dyeing, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2012, Teaching Assistant, Lia Cook, Weaving and Dyeing, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2012, Teaching Assistant, Hillary Steel, Ikat & Shibori, Penland School of Crafts (2-week intensive), Penland, NC

2011, Instructor, Silk Painting with Natural Dyes (4-week class), Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2010, Teaching Assistant, Edwina Bringle, Intro to Weaving (2-week intensive), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2009, Assistant Indigo Dyer/Teacher at training workshop for NYC public school teachers (1-day intensive), Silk Road Project, New York, NY

Visiting Artist Lectures & Critiques

2015, Visiting Artist Lecture, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2015, Guest Critic, MFA Program, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2015, Guest Critic, Hardcore Weaving, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2012, Visiting Artist Lecture & Natural Dyes Workshop, 2D Color Foundations, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA 

2012, Visiting Artist Lecture, Sculpture Senior Projects, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Public Lectures & Conference Presentations

2017, Paper Presentation, "It’s Not Just About the Rain: Materializing Climate Data as Woven Landscape," Session on Feminist Interventions in the Technosphere, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY

2016, Keynote, Fiberart International, Pittsburgh, PA 

2015, Panelist,Conversations on Craft: Mending, with Jovencio de la Paz, Rock Hushka, and Mark Newport at Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

2015, Lia Cook Jacquard Artist in Residence Public Lecture, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2015, Panelist, "Drought Portraits: Text, Data, Color, Pattern," Parched: Dry Times in the Golden State, California Studies Association Conference, University of San Francisco, CA

2012, Paper Presentation, “Making (in) Brooklyn: Producing Textiles, Meaning, and Social Change,” Session on Sustainability in Textiles, Textile Society of American, Biennial Symposium: Textiles and Politics, Washington, DC

2008 & 2009, Guest Lecture & Workshop Facilitator, Aid to Artisans semiannual Market Readiness Trainings, New York, NY

2008, LectureFood for Thought Film Festival, New York, NY

2007, Lecture & Fair Trade Workshop Facilitator, Center for Global Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Residencies

2018, Wassaic Artist Residency (2 months), Wassaic, NY

2018, Caldera Artist Residency (1 month), Sisters, OR

2017, Tulsa Artist Fellowship (1 year), Tulsa, OK

2016, Wingate Fellowship funded Residency (1 month), Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2015, Collins Foundation funded Artist in Residency (5 weeks), Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR 

2015, Lia Cook Jacquard Weaving Residency, (1 month) California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2015, Penland Winter Residency (3 weeks), Penland, NC

2011, Artist in Residence (7 months), Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

Curatorial Projects and Exhibitions Juried

2017, Juror, Thread Heads: New Bay Area Fiber Art, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2015-16, JurorFiberart International Triennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2014, JurorNew Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014, JurorTextilities, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA

2013, Co-Curator, Ellemenopee, (Maysha Mohamedi Solo Show) for PLAySPACE

2013, Co-Curator, Conjuring Multiple Histories, (Sadie Harmon and Lauren Marie Taylor) for PLAySPACE, public practice throughout Oakland and San Francisco, CA

2013, Co-Curator, CatalystTransit, Ana Labastida for PLAySPACE, public practice throughout Oakland and San Francisco, CA

2012, Co-CuratorPointless Show, (Arash Fayez and Christie Noh, 2-person exhibition) for PLAySPACE, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA

2011. Co-CuratorIn Motion, College Avenue Galleries, Oakland, CA

2011CuratorGOOD WORK, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

Bibliography/Press

Tenzin Tsomo, "Tali Weinberg: Textile Translations," Surface Design Journal: Shifting Landscapes, Summer 2017, pp. 20-26

Julie Chun, "Twisted, Knitted, Knotted, Stretched: The Second Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art," Randian, October 20, 2016

Leora Lutz, "Report: San Francisco,"art ltd. September 2016

Evan Senn, "Translations, Textiles and Time Explored at Biola," Art and Cake (LA art blog), September 12, 2016

Charles Rosenblum, "In Review: Fiberart International 2016,"Surface Design Journal: The Body Embellished Issue, Summer 2016

Stacy Nguyen, "(processing) digs into archives, tells new stories," The Daily Californian, Monday, October 19, 2015

Root Division, Introductions 2015 Catalogue, 2015

Root Division, MFA Now Catalogue. 2013

Popovic, Visnja, and Owyn Ruck. The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook. Quarry Books. 2012

Meng Brassel, Kate. “Fibers of Brooklyn: A Woman’s Work.” NY Arts Magazine. Summer 2011

Doan, Abigail. “Indigo.” Hand/Eye Magazine. Issue 6, Fall 2011

Maue, Joetta. “Thread Reviews: First Edition,” online feature, July, 11, 2011

Ruck, Owyn. “First Edition: Prepping for the Opening,” online feature, July 7, 2011

Doan, Abigail. “Good Work Opens at the Textile Arts Center,” Eco-Ecco. April 30, 2011

Schiller, Rebecca. “Celebrating Earth Day in Style,” Hand/Eye Magazine. April 21, 2011

Grady, Emma. “In Brooklyn, Join Environmental Artists and Designers for an Interactive Earth Day Event,”

TreeHugger.com. April 21, 2011

Rodriquez, Isa. “Cochineal Revisited,” online feature, Textile Arts Center. December 21, 2010

Writing & Publications

 “Symbols of War,” Cooper Hewitt Museum Object of the Day blog, September 27, 2017

"Bodies on the Line," published in Text Means Tissue, edited by Francesca Capone, 2017, pg. 115-118

"Resistance," published in Love for Love Hate for Hate, edited by Beverly Acha, December 2016, pg. 68

Touring the Social Imaginary. PLAySPACE Catalogue co-edited with Gina Acebo. April 2013

“Making (in) Brooklyn: Producing Textiles, Meaning, and Social Change,” Proceedings: Textiles & Politics, Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium. September 2012

“Notes on Place & Process: Mono Lake,” and “Notes for an Abridged Mending Dictionary.” CraftLab Journal, edited by Caroline Charuk and Nicole Markoff. Fall 2011

“Good Work in Progress,” curatorial essay for GOOD WORK Exhibition Catalogue, Published by the Textile Arts Center. May 2011

Thread and Roses, online feature for the Textile Arts Center on textiles and social change

·       “A Century of Weaving in North Carolina,” June 20, 2011

·       “Gandhi’s Homespun Revolution,” May 16, 2011

·       “Art and Activism for the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire,” March 21, 2011

“Tracing Linen’s Lines,” online feature for the Textile Arts Center, Sewing Seeds Project, April 21, 2011

Select Awards & Honors

2018, Nature and Neon Juried Exhibition 2nd Prize

2014,  Piedmont Art Center Juried Exhibition 3rd Prize

2012, 2011 Toni A Lowenthal Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts

2012, Textile Society of America presenter scholarship

2012, 2010, Studio Assistant full scholarship award, Penland School of Arts and Crafts

2011, MA head of graduating class, award for academic achievement selected by faculty, NYU

2009-2011, Gallatin Merit Scholarships, NYU

2009, Reynolds Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship Finalist

2009, Merit Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts 

2006, World Partners Fellowship to India, American Jewish World Service

Additional Professional Experience

2013-2016 , Executive Director, Textile Society of America, Berkeley, CA

2006-2009, Program Officer at Global Goods Partners, New York, NY

2006-2007, Consultant, American Jewish World Service (grant-making and service departments), New York, NY

2005-2006, HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Researcher, Sanmitra Trust, Mumbai, India

2004-2005, Fellowship: Legislative Assistant, Washington, DC

2001-2004, Volunteer Coordinator of Service Programs and Social Justice Initiatives, Bronfman Center, NYU

Education

MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

MA, honors, New York University, New York, NY

BA Magna Cum Laude, New York University, New York, NY

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