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Artist: Candice Methe


Candice Methe
Candice Methe, MINNESOTA
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The work I make is my soliloquy of simpler times.
I turn the soil.
I plant the seeds.
I grow the wheat.
I harvest the grain.
I grind the flour.
I trade for the salt.
I collect the water.
I knead the dough.
I coax the fire.
I bake the bread.
Nourishment comes in many forms-labor, vulnerability, connectedness, desire.  The clay vessels I make are for sustenance and they are a document of my intent and a signifier of my connection to this life. Having the hand present in my work is critical. It is through the element of touch I am able to honor honesty, vibrancy, energy, and humility.

EDUCATION
University of Minnesota- Minneapolis, MN MFA 2015
Northern Arizona University-Flagstaff AZ BFA, Minor in Art History 2011


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Minneapolis Community and Technical College- Minneapolis, MN, Instructor of Ceramics 2019 - current
Northern Arizona University- Flagstaff AZ, Lecturer in Foundations, Drawing, 2D Design 2016
University of Minnesota- Minneapolis MN, T.A., Instructor of Record- Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics 2012-2015
Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts- Helena, MT- Instructor- community classes, 2017-2018
Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT Instructor to beginning, intermediate, children and private school 2005-2007


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Studio Research Technician, Ceramics 2019 –current
Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT- Gallery sales 2016-2018
Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ, Studio Assistant 2009-2011
Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT Ceramics Studio Manager, Instructor, Curators Assistant 2005-2007


VISITING ARTIST
Suny New Paltz- Suny, NY 2018
Northwest College, Powell, WY 2018
Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT 2017
St. John’s, St. Catherine’s, Collegeville, MN 2014
Carleton College, Northfield, MN 2013
Workshops Taught
University of Arkansas, Little Rock AR 2019
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA 2019


ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2017
Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts-Helena, MT- fall short-term residency

2016
Santa Fe Clay, Short-term residency to make pieces for three-person exhibition

2015
Red Lodge Clay Center- Red Lodge, MT- two-month short-term residency


PUBLICATIONS
The Handbuilt Potter- Melissa Weiss, 2019
Ceramics Monthly-The Maturation of a Nomadic Potter, Featured Artist-September 2018
Ceramics Monthly, -Exposure January 2016,
Pasa Tiempo, Santa Fe Clay Exhibition May 2016


EXHIBITIONS
2019
Handbuilt- Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Collaborative Companions, NCECA Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Northstar Downtown Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
Northern Clay Center EXPO, NCECA- Minneapolis Conference Center
Object Lessons- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


2018
Clay Cup IV- George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri
Art of the Kitchen, Lillstreet Art Center,( invitational) Chicago IL
Warren Mackenzie Advancement Award Recipients Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Pottery Northwest ClayFest- featured Artist, Seattle, WA
Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour- Hosted by Mark Pharis and Wayne Branum, Roberts, WI
Demerest at Old Church- (invitational)-Demerest, NJ


2017
Sherry Leedy- Holiday Invitational, Kansas City MO
Radius Gallery- Holiday Invitational, Missoula, MT
Kolva-Sullivan- Archie Bray, Spokane, WA
Red Lodge Clay Center- Featured Artist (November, December) Red Lodge, MT


2016
In House- Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Local Color- Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
Beckelman, Clark, Methe- Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, Nm
Red Hot Shop- Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Beyond the Brickyard- The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
Pour It Up- Invitational Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT


2015
NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition- NCECA Graduate Award for Excellence 1st Place- Sol
Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
Underlined Action -Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, UMN, Minneapolis, MN
Drink This! -Workhouse Arts Center, International Juried Ceramic Cup Exhibition, Lorton, VA
Locals we Love- College Edition Featured Artist Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN


2014
Freshworks- Quarter Gallery, UMN, Minneapolis, MN
Lillstreet Art Center, NCECA- Invitational Midwestern Educators and Students, Milwaukee, WI


2013
Disaster, Relief and Resilience: Cup Show- Crimson Laurel Gallery, National Invitational Exhibition
Bakersville, NC
HomeGrown- Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN
Freshworks- Quarter Gallery, UMN, Minneapolis, MN


2012
10x10-Coconino for the Arts,-Regional Invitational Exhibition, Flagstaff, AZ
Ink and Clay 38- California State Polytechnic University, National Juried Exhibition, Pomona, CA
Tea The Art League Gallery- National Juried Exhibition, Alexandria, VA
Fresh Works The Quarter Gallery- Graduate student exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
Mirror Museum Walker Art Center- Incoming graduate exhibition, Minneapolis, MN


2011
Hollow Bones, BFA Exhibition Beasley Gallery- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
It’s Elemental- Regional Juried Exhibition Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
Arizona Clay Annual Juried Exhibition- Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler,AZ
College Clay Collective- National Juried Exhibition Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY
From the Ground Up XXV- Regional Juried Exhibition, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM
Barrett Clay Works 3RD National Cup Show- *Award- 2nd place, National Juried Exhibition Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association, Material Mastery- National Juried Exhibition Norman R. Eppink Gallery, Emporia, KS
Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association- Regional Emporia Arts Council, Emporia, KS
Northern Arizona Juried Student Exhibition- Beasley Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ


2010
Northern Arizona University and Tohoku Seikatsu Bunka University; Faculty and Students
Joint Exhibition. International Invitational Exhibition -Northern Arizona University, Beasley Gallery,
Flagstaff, AZ Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
It’s Elemental- Regional Juried Exhibition Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS
Montana Arts Council Strategic Investment Grant- (Grant monies to purchase a new kiln for studio) 2017
Warren MacKenzie Advancement Award Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. 2016
Dove Fellowship- Diversity of Views and Experiences, University of Minnesota 2012, 2013


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