Ellen Kleckner

Abbreviated CV

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2016

Post-Baccalaureate, Ceramics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN, 2012

 

Professional Experience

 2016 – Present - Executive DirectorIowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Select Exhibitions (*solo exhibition)

2019

  • Iowa's Educators: Artist as Maker, Squirrel Haus Arts, Minneapolis, MN

  • Carnaval de Craft, Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Im-ple-ment Archive, I Fell Gallery, Bloomington, IN

  • Terra Nova, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

2018

  • Wichita National, Reuben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, KS

  • 18th International Symposium of Ceramics Bechyne Exhibition, Alsova Jihoceska Galerie, Mezinarodni Muzeum Keramiky, Bechyne, Czech Republic

  • Im-ple-ment, Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Cups of Conversation, Everyday Café, Pittsburgh, PA

  • *Re-Union, Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa

 2017  

2016  

  • UNL Ceramics Alumni Exhibition, The Eisentrager Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE

  • * Re-Directed, Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • * Union, Trisolini Gallery, Athens, OH

  • Maker Moxie: The Impact of the Craft School Experience, Peters Valley Gallery, Layton, NJ

  • NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center,Kansas City, MO

2015  

  • A Sense of Place, Trisolini Gallery, Athens, OH

  • 16 Days, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary, 2015

  • NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2014  

  • Homecoming, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

  • Spoon Me! Medalta International Spoon Show Medalta Ceramic Center, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada

  • Current, Siegfried Gallery, Athens, OH

  • 5th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

  • PLAYDATE, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Small Favors IX, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

  • Midwestern Educators and Students, Lillstreet Art Center, Milwaukee, WI

  • Idioglossia, Trisolini Gallery, Athens, OH

2013  

  • Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH

  • MUG Shots, LUX center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2012  

  • Nebraska National, The Eisentrager • Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE

  • * Connection Point, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

2011  

  • Material Elements: Innovations in Textiles 11, Florissant Valley Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

  • * Ellen Kleckner: A Showcase, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

 

Residencies

  • International Symposium of Ceramics Bechyne, Bechyne, Czech Republic, 2018

  • PSZ Clay Center, Zanesville, OH, 2017

  • International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary, 2015

  • Arrowmont Pentaculum: Surface Symposium, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN, 2015

  • Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY, 2005-2007

 

Selected Awards/ Fellowships/ Grants

  • Women of Achievement Award, Arts and Culture, Waypoint, Cedar Rapids, IA, 2018

  • Student Enhancement Research Award, Ohio University, 2015

  • Global Opportunity Travel Award, Ohio University, 2015

  • Studio Potter Graduate Merit Award, NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2015

  • MBK Graduate Award, NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 2015

  • Student Purchase Award for the Permanent Collection of Medalta, Spoon Me! Medalta Ceramic Center, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada, 2014

  • NCECA Graduate Student Research Fellowship, 2014

  • Graduate Student Senate Original Works Grant, Ohio University, 2013

  • Windgate Foundation Scholarship, Appalachian Center for Craft, 2011

 

Lectures/Presentations/Professional Experience

  • Juror, Celebration of the Arts, Mount Mercy Univeristy, 2018

  • Visiting Artist, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA, 2018

  • Juror, College Hill Arts Festival, Cedar Falls, IA, 2017

  • Visiting Lecturer, Kutztown University, Department of Art Education and Craft, Kutztown, PA, 2017

  • Visiting Artist, Columbus Museum of Art and Design, Columbus, ID, 2017

  • Visiting Artist, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN, 2016

  • Presenter, NCECA Conference; Kansas City, MO, 2016, The Productive Fall Out of Artist Residencies, blinc20/20 program

  • Presenter, NCECA Conference; Milwaukee, WI, 2014, Material Girls in a Transitional Word, a panel discussion regarding the transitional nature of career in ceramics.

 

Teaching Experience (Instructor-of-Record)

  • Instructor of Record, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Introduction to Ceramics, 2015

  • Instructor of Record Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Ceramics Wheel Throwing, 2014

  • Instructor of Record Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Introduction to Ceramics, 2014

  • Teaching Assistant to Tom Bartel, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Ceramic Handbuilding, 2016

  • Teaching Assistant to John Sabraw, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Art and Hip Hop, 2016

  • Teaching Assistant to Brad Schwieger, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Description, Foundations Area, 2015

  • Teaching Assistant to Tom Bartel, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Function, Foundations Area, 2014

  • Teaching Assistant to Alex Hibbitt, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Approaches to Mold Making, 2014

  • Teaching Assistant to Bonilyn Parker, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Introduction to Wheel, 2014

  • Teaching Assistant to gwendolyn yoppolo, Ohio University, School of Art + Design, Perspectives in Contemporary Clay, 2013