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Artist: Brock Flamion


Artist: Brock Flamion
Brock Flamion, NORTH CAROLINA
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My current body of work consists of vessels as well as hand-built wall pieces providing layers of information and complex surfaces.  I enjoy process. The surfaces contain various two-dimensional techniques including screen printing and paper resists.  My interest in graffiti and tattoo imagery as well as the technical aspects of clay and glaze is reflected in the diverse usage of these techniques. The vessels are loosely thrown in order to achieve fresh, expressive forms. I view the surfaces of the forms as drawings, each one different but each incorporating similar elements. Sometimes the elements are individually framed resembling patchwork while other pieces combine the elements creating a composition around the entire form.  Influences expand from the historical pinups of “nose art” graffiti on WWII airplanes and ancient Greek pottery to Pop art color schemes and contemporary flash tattoos and street art.  Similar to a graffiti writer, brushstrokes can be deliberate and precise while splashes of color become rapid, sharp movements resembling the visual strength and purity of a dripping graffiti tag on a wall.  Many of the surfaces have contrasting textures leaving a piece looking dry and aged to luscious and wet. Each piece is fired multiple times and may be further adorned by sprig molds, vintage floral decals, and gold leaf. I strive to create works that vary in function and purpose from the daily usage of a cup to an ornamental vase.  Each telling a story with its individual composition, I intend to communicate a sense of wonder, discovery, and balance through form and surface treatment.

EDUCATION
2008 Bachelor of Science Degree, Studio Art Major, emphasis in Ceramics
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

EXHIBITIONS 
2017 Yunomi Invitational, ClayAkar, Iowa City, Iowa

2017 Last Call II, Companion Gallery, Humbolt, Tennessee

2017 SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show, Savannah Clay Community, Savannah, Georgia

2016 Out of the Ashes, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida

2016 Cup: The Intimate Object XI: Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, Florida

2016 Irons in the Fire: The Many Faces of IRON in Ceramics, Companion Gallery, Humbodlt, Tennessee

2016 Strictly Functional Pottery National 2016, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2016 Clay Different Ways: Spirits in the Clay, The Arts Center of Clemson, Clemson, South Carolina

2016 Last Call; Handmade Ceramics for Storing, Pouring, and Sipping Fine Libations: Companion Gallery, Humbodlt, Tennessee

2015 8th Annual Gulf Coast State College Cup Show: Amelia Center Gallery, Panama City, Florida

2015 Cup: The Intimate Object XI: Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, Florida

2015 Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2015 Master Teacher: Lenny Dowhie Invitational Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, Indiana

2014 Small Works, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, New York

2014 Biannual Cup Show, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersberg, Florida

2014 The 5th Contemporary Ceramics International Biannual 2014-Expression, Halcyon Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana

2014 3rd Annual Cup Benefit Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

2010 Al2O3¬-2SiO2-2H2O: Clay and Context, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2010 Graduate Student Art Exhibition, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2010 2010 ISU Juried Student Art Exhibition, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Dean’s Purchase Award and President’s Purchase Award

2009 39th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Post Graduate Award

2009 Regional College Juried Exhibition; Henderson Community College, Henderson, Kentucky, Merit Award

2008 The Festival of Fine Living, The Communities of Solarbron, Evansville, Indiana

2008 Artful Drinking Vessels, Pottworks Gallery, Hamilton, Michigan

2008 Clayfest 2008, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Indiana

2008 University of Southern Indiana and University of Evansville Senior Series Show, Bower Surhreinrich Foundation Gallery, Evansville, Indiana

2008 15th Annual Juried Exhibition Working Together, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2008 Art in the City; Juried Exhibition, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, 1st place 3D Category

2008 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Merit Award in Sculpture

2008 Feats of Clay XXI 2008, Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Lincoln, California

2008 Regional College Juried Exhibition; Henderson Community College, Henderson, Kentucky, Best of Show Award

2007 37th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition; University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Merit Award

2007 Senior Seminar Exhibition; New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana

2007 Bower Surhreinrich Foundation Gallery; Evansville, Indiana

2007 Art in the City; Juried Exhibition, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2006 Art in the City; Juried Exhibition, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Honorable Mention Award

2006 Regional College Juried Exhibition; Henderson Community College, Henderson, Kentucky

2006 36th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of Southern Indiana, iana, Ceramics Merit Award and Purchase Award

2005 12h Annual Juried Exhibition Working Together; The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2005 Art in The City; The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2005 Summer Studies; Synchronicity Gallery; Evansville, Indiana

2004 34th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition; University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2003 33rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition; University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

AWARDS
2016 Purchase Award, Strictly Functional Pottery National 2016, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2015 Best Use of Color, Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

2010 President’s Purchase Award, Indiana State University Juried Student Art
Exhibition, Terre Haute, Indiana

2010 Dean’s Purchase Award, Indiana State University Juried Student Art Exhibition,Terre Haute, Indiana

2009 Merit Award, Regional College Juried Exhibition, Henderson Community College, Henderson, Kentucky

2008 1st place 3D Category, Art in the City; Juried Exhibition, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2008 Elizabeth Zutt Travel Grant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

2008 Merit Award in Sculpture, University of Southern Indiana Juried Student Art Exhibition, Evansville, Indiana

2008 Best of Show, Regional College Juried Exhibition, Henderson Community College, Henderson, Kentucky

2007 Merit Award, University of Southern Indiana Juried Student Art
Exhibition, Evansville, Indiana

2007 Elizabeth Zutt Travel Grant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

2007 National Deans List, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2006 Honorable Mention Award, Art in the City, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2006 Best in Ceramics, University of Southern Indiana Juried Student Art Show, Evansville, Indiana

2006 Purchase Award, University of Southern Indiana Juried Student Art Show, Evansville, Indiana

2006 Academic Achievement Award in Art Education, College of Liberal Arts, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2006 Elizabeth Zutt Travel Grant, Penland School of Crafts; Penland, North Carolina

2006 National Deans List, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2005 National Deans List, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

GALLERIES
Taos Clay Studio, El Prado, New Mexico

Clayspace Co-op Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2012 Created 2 Hearted Ceramic Studio in Riverview Station

2008 Participant; Ceramic Workshop with Don Reitz at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia

2008 Participant; Surface, Form and Substance Workshop with Debra Fritts, Ovidio Giberga, Susan Kemenyffy, Eva Kwong, Jeffrey Nichols, Lana Wilson, Indianapolis, Indiana

2008 Participant; Ceramic Workshop with Christine Michael at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

2007 Participant; Ceramic Workshop with Shozo Michikawa at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

2006 Participant; Ceramic Workshop with Kathy King at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

2006 Participant; Clay Expressions Workshop with Randy Schmidt, Paul Wandless, Richard Zakin, Rimas VisGirda, and Dee Schaad, Indianapolis, Indiana

PUBLIC/INSTITUTIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS
2012 Glaze Technique Demonstration, Studio Stroll at Riverview Station, Asheville, North Carolina

2010 Raku Firing Demonstration, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

2009 Throwing Demonstration, Central High School, Evansville, Indiana

2008 Raku and Saggar Firing Demonstration, Central High School, Evansville, Indiana

2008 Throwing Demonstration, Central High School, Evansville, Indiana

2008 Throwing Demonstration, Arts Smarts!, Henderson Fine Arts Center, Henderson, Kentucky

2007 Throwing Demonstration, Studio Tours, The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2007 Throwing Demonstration, University Center, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2007 Raku and Barrel Firing Demonstration, Central High School, Evansville, Indiana

2006 Raku and Alcohol Reduction Firing Demonstration, Central High School, Evansville, Indiana

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Indiana State University

University of Southern Indiana

Baily Pottery Supply

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
France, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan


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