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Artist: Bonilyn Parker


Bonilyn Parker 
Bonilyn Parker, MONTANA 

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Bonilyn Parker was born and raised in the land of the midnight sun in Anchorage, Alaska and discovered ceramics in college. She received her BA in Art from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2012 and her MFA in Ceramics from the Ohio University in 2015. Parker has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Clay Center, Holter Museum of Art and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary. She has been an instructor with the Archie Bray Foundation, Holter Museum of Art and Central Washington University. She currently resides in Ellensburg, Washington, where she is an Artist in Residence/Ceramics technician/Ceramic Instructor at Gallery One Visual Art Center.


I believe in the value of hand-made objects in an increasingly industrialized world. Contemporary issues associated with waste, commercial manufacturing and resulting practices such as repurposing, recycling, and the DIY movement influence my work. Working in clay, I explore the spaces that exist between maker and user, disposable and reusable, sentimental and material value. Through experiencing a handmade object, I want my audience to consider the consequences of a disposable culture and rethink standard discarding practices.

 

CURRENT POSITION

 

2017- Artist In Residence/ Studio Technician/ Instructor, Gallery One Visual

Arts Center, Ellensburg, Washington.

 

EDUCATION

 

2015 Master of Fine Art in Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.  

2012 Bachelor of Art in Art emphasis in Ceramics and Sculpture,

University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, Alaska.

 

2018 TATLAB- Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab, Seattle Washington.

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2017-18 Artist in Residence, Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington.

Artist Invites Artists Residency, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana.

2016   Short-Term Residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana.

Short-Term Residency, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana.

2015 Summer Short-Term Residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana.

2013 International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2017-18 Instructor, Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington.

2017 Lecturer, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington.

2016 Instructor, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana.

2015-16 Instructor, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana.

2012-15 Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

2014 Instructor of Record, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.

 

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS

 

2018 Demonstration at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

2017 Panel Discussion “10 Things I wish I knew when I graduated College”

ConFab, Hal Holmes Center, Ellensburg, Washington.

2017 Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist, demonstration and artist presentation, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington.

2014 Demonstration at Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia.

 

EXHIBITIONS- SOLO/THREE PERSON

 

2018 3 Strong Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, Washington.

Debris Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington.

2015 re- MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio.

 

EXHIBITIONS- INVITATIONAL

 

2018 Cup of Joy Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, Washington.

The Thanksgiving Table AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa.

Salon des Gallery One Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington.

Place Settings Clay Invitational Eveleth Green Gallery, Ellensburg,

Washington.

Annual Bray Benefit Silent Auction Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana.

CERAMA-RAMA Cup Sale, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona.

2017 Annual Holiday Show Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington.

Holiday Exhibition Archie Bray Foundation, North Gallery, Helena, Montana.

Artist Invites Artists Preview Exhibition 2017 Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana.

Annual Bray Benefit Cup Auction Archie Bray Foundation, Warehouse Gallery, Helena, Montana.

2016 Resident Artists Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.

Progression: 25 Years of Functional Form Butters Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

Bray Days Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.

2016 HoHoHolter Holiday Sale Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana.

Holiday Exhibition Archie Bray Foundation, North Gallery, Helena, Montana.

Belger Holiday Book Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri.

Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection Archie Bray Foundation, North Gallery, Helena, Montana.

Archie Bray at Kolva-Sullivan Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, Washington.

Annual Bray Benefit Cup Auction Archie Bray Foundation, Warehouse, Gallery, Helena, Montana.

2016 Yunomi Invitational AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa.

2015 Archie Bray Foundation Resident and Visiting Artists Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri.

50 Years/50 Women: A Celebration of Women in Ceramics Changing Gallery at the American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, Missouri.

Bray Days Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.

2015 Holiday Exhibition Archie Bray Foundation, North Gallery, Helena, Montana.

Archie Bray at Kolva-Sullivan Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, Washington.

Fresh Perspectives Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio.

Resident Artist Exhibition Bray Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana.

In and Around the Barn Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio.

2015 Glass and Ceramic Invitational Hocking College Art Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

2014 A Home for Joe Baldwin Wallace University, Fawick Art Gallery, Berea, Ohio.

Art We Use The Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio.

Residual Ephemera Daniel Nelson Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

First Annual Ceramic Invitational Hocking Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

2013 A Long Story Short, Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio.

Greetings From Kecskemet Kecskemet Contemporary Art Studios- International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary.

Map; String with Pins Trisolini Gallery, Athens, Ohio.

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

2012 From Here and There Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

University of Alaska Southeast Artists Juneau International Airport, Juneau, Alaska.

Senior Art Exhibition University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau, Alaska.

2011 Tom Rohr Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Keller Architecture and Allied Arts, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Summer Ceramic Showcase Juneau Douglas City Museum, Juneau, Alaska.

UAS All Student Exhibition Baranof Hotel, Juneau, Alaska.

2010 Silent Sketches International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska.

Tom Rohr Memorial Scholarship Fund Silent Auction UAF Art Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska.

UAS All Student Exhibition Baranof Hotel, Juneau, Alaska.

2009 Brick Co. Mobile Art Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska.

Summer Ceramic Works Hendrickson Gallery, Juneau, Alaska.

Ceramic Showcase UAS Bookstore, Juneau, Alaska.

UAS All Student Exhibition Baranof Hotel, Juneau, Alaska.

2008 Buy My Art MTS Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska.

Recent Works Lake Room, UAS, Juneau, Alaska.

UAS All Student Exhibition Baranof Hotel, Juneau, Alaska.

 

EXHIBITIONS-JURIED

 

2018 Bountiful WCA Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery One,

Ellensburg, Washington.

Washington Clay Arts Association Teapot Show Good Earth Pottery, Bellingham, Washington.

2015 Red Lodge Clay Center National 3 Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana.

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show 2015 Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio.

2013 Functional/Dysfunctional National Juried Ceramics Competition Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.

2012 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition University of Washington’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

UAS Student Juried Exhibition Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Juneau, Alaska.

2011 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

UAS Student Juried Exhibition Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Juneau, Alaska.

2010 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition University of the Arts’ Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

UAS Student Juried Exhibition Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Juneau, Alaska.

2009 UAS Student Juried Exhibition Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Juneau, Alaska.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017 Parker, Bonilyn. “Hand Built Flower Box.” Pottery Making Illustrated

November/December 2017: 17-20.

2012 Bay, Thomas. “Oil and Vinegar Set.” and “Coffee Set” Tidal Echoes

(2012): 67.

2011 Merino, Anthony. “2011 NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition: A

Delicate Balance.” NCECA Journal 32 (2011): 17-19.

Merino, Tony. “The 2011 National Student Juried Exhibition.”

Ceramics Monthly September 2011: 58-59.

Millay, Mallory. “UAS Celebrates Success: URECA Awards.”

Juneau Empire [Juneau] 27 Nov 2011.

2010 Bausler, Katie. “UAS Student Wins Two Awards For Her Art.”

Juneau Empire [Juneau] 4 May 2010.

Terzis, Jane. “Geared for Drinking.” Tidal Echoes (2010): 105.

2009 Kitchin, Hollis. “UAS Student to Exhibit Artwork at National

Conference” The Whalesong [Juneau] 25 November 2009.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2018 Jurors Choice Award, Bountiful, Gallery One.

2015 Windgate Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation.

2013 Travel Grant, Graduate Student Senate, Ohio University.

2013-15 Full Graduate/Teaching Assistantship, Ohio University.

Full Graduate Research Scholarship, Ohio University.

2012 Half Graduate/Teaching Assistantship, Ohio University.

Half Graduate /Research Scholarship, Ohio University.

2011 Undergraduate Student Award for Research, Experiential & Creative Activity (URECA), University of Alaska Southeast.

2010 Roger Lang Award for Student Excellence, NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Studio Potter Merit Award-Undergraduate, NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2009 Best of Show Award, UAS Student Juried Exhibition, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau, Alaska.



COLLECTIONS

 

Archie Bray Foundation Permanent Collection- public

Jim Kolva and Pat Sullivan- private

St. Olaf College Cup Library- public

University of Alaska Southeast Cup Library- public

 


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