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Artist: Catie Miller


Catie Miller, NORTH DAKOTA

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Artist Statement:

Catie Miller’s work is recognized by the bright colors, playful patterning, and unexpected approach to traditional tableware. She brings vibrancy to routines and creates comfort in objects we choose to surround ourselves with. Graphic, simplified depictions of realism with symbolic patterning from the obscure to the obvious create charming and cluttered compositions. 

The patterns have layers of personal meaning to Miller. Looking at the work, one will see re-contextualized florals of her great-grandma’s bedsheets, the morning ritual of combing her boys’ hair, searching for worms after the rain, her grandpa's pocket knife, and family pheasant hunting trips among many other ideas. She finds satisfaction knowing the little strange stories she has integrated into her work only start with her and begin to overlap, grow, and evolve as shared human experiences in someone else's home. It is this connection to others’ lives and others’ stories that keep her making in the studio.

Education:

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
Ceramics, Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM), Moorhead, MN, 2013

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Art Education, Minnesota State University, Moorhead (MSUM), Moorhead, MN, 2013

Professional Experience: 

ARTIST
Catie Miller Ceramics, West Fargo, ND / 2016 - Present

MANAGER OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND / 2015 – 2016

STUDIO ASSISTANT
Plains Art Museum Center for Creativity, Fargo, ND / 2015

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO / 2013-2015

ADULT AND YOUTH CLASS INSTRUCTOR
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO / 2013-2015

ART PROGRAM COORDINATOR
MSUM College for Kids, Moorhead, MN / 2012

ARTWORK INVENTORY ASSISTANT
Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN / 2012

STUDIO ASSISTANT
MSUM Ceramics Department, Moorhead, MN / 2011-2013

Professional Organizations:

National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts, member

Cone Pack, founder

The Arts Partnership, partner alumni

Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists, member alumni

Worships and Public Lectures:

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES
15+ Workshops Since 2020 with 100+ participants each / ONGOING

PRINT ON CLAY WORKSHOP: CATIE MILLER
Railyard Arts Studio, Croton Falls, NY / 2021

TRANSFIXING TRANSFERS
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN / 2020

INSIDE THE POTTER’S STUDIO
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN / 2020

ARTIST WORKSHOP: CATIE MILLER
The Pottery Studio, Orlando, FL / 2020

ARTIST WORKSHOP: CATIE MILLER
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK / 2020

MIDWEST POTTERY FEST
Kansas City Urban Potters, Kansas City, MO / 2019

GR POTTERY FORMS NCECA GUEST ARTIST
GR Pottery Forms, Pittsburgh, PA / 2018

PRINTS ON CLAY
Rovin Ceramics, Ann Arbor, MI / 2017

ILLUSTRATED CLAY
Plains Art Museum Center for Creativity, Fargo, ND / 2016

NOT SO TEMPORARY TATTOOS ON CLAY
Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO / 2015

PLATES FROM SURFACE TO FORM
KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO / 2015

MISSOURI ART EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, MO / 2015

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR ART EDUCATORS
Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO / 2015

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR YMCA
Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO / 2015

ILLUSTRATED CLAY
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO / 2014

Murals and Public Art:

EARLY BIRD NIGHT OWL MURAL in
Partnership with Starbucks, West
Fargo, ND / 2022
BREAKING THE SURFACE PUBLIC
ART BEAVER SCULPTURES AT DAVY
MEMORIAL PARK in Partnership with
Emily Williams-Wheeler, Moorhead,
MN / 2021-22
COMMUNITY FAMILY MARKET
EXTERIOR MURAL ARTIST, in
Partnership with Fargo Cass Public
Health, Fargo, ND / 2020
FARGO CITY HALL EXTERIOR ART
PANEL ARTIST, City of Fargo, Fargo,
ND / 2018

Exhibitions: 

2022
2D/3D, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
MATERIAL MUGS VII: INVITATIONAL, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
2021
MARGARITA CUP INVITATIONAL, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
PATTERNS AND PITCHERS, Fuller Art House, Sylvania, OH
2020
MATERIAL MUGS V: UNDERGLAZE INVITATIONAL, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
NCECA PREVIEW, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
AMERICAN POTTERY FESTIVAL, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2019
NCECA EXPO HALL, Kansas City Urban Potters, Minneapolis, MN
AMACO: THINK OUTSIDE THE JAR, Crown Hill Plaza Hotel, Minneapolis, MN
STUDIO CRAWL PREVIEW, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2018
CUP: THE INTIMATE OBJECT XIV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
CONE PACK INVITATIONAL: A PLACE AT THE TABLE, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND /
Co-Curator
STUDIO CRAWL PREVIEW, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
RED HANDED SYMPOSIUM EXHIBITION, Clay Ladies Campus, Nashville, TN 2017

THE FUNCTIONAL CANVAS II, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
ROOT, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN
DECADENCE OF DISPLAY: CERAMICS FOR DESSERT, Whitaker Gallery, Frederick, MD
2016
UTILITARIAN CLAY VII INVITED ARTISTS EXHIBITION, Invited by Linda Artbuckle,
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
STORIES ON CLAY, Juror Sue Tirrell, Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
YEARNING FOR THE THAW, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
57TH MIDWESTERN INVITATIONAL, Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN
AT YOUR SERVICE, Juror Linda Arbuckle, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2015
BATTLE OF THE BOWLS, Juror Ellen Shankin, The Academy of Fine Arts, Amherst,VA
CUP: THE INTIMATE OBJECT XI, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
HERE AND NOW, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
SUMMER WORKSHOP SERIES EXHIBITION, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO
POUR: FORM AND FUNCTION, Juror Linda Arbuckle, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
RED STAR STUDIOS RESIDENCY EXHIBITION, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma,
Norman, OK
2014
RESIDENT ARTIST GROUP EXHIBITION, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY FLATFILE, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
YUNOMI INVITATIONAL, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
CUPS OF PLENTY, Land of Plenty, Akron, OH
COLLECTION, Lenexa Art Gallery, Lenexa, KS
2013
REUNION, Red Star Studio Gallery, Kansas City, MO
CUP: THE INTIMATE OBJECT IX, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
MEDALTA FIRST INTERNATIONAL CUP SHOW, Juror Carole Epp, Madalta Museum,
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION, Roland Dille Gallery, Moorhead, MN
DRINK THIS! THE WORKHOUSE INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC CUP SHOW, Juror Linda
Arbuckle, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, Honorable Mention Award
12TH ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED CUP SHOW, Juror Kurt Mangus, Kent State University

Awards and Honors:

INDIVIDUAL ARTS PARTNERSHIP GRANT, The Arts Partnership, Fargo, ND / 2020
COVER ARTIST, Pottery Making Illustrated. September/October 2018
INDIVIDUAL ARTS PARTNERSHIP GRANT, The Arts Partnership, Fargo, ND / 2017
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART ARTIST, The Arts Partnership, Fargo, ND / 2015-2016
HONORABLE MENTION AWARD, Drink This! The Workhouse International Cup Show,
Juror Linda Arbuckle, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA / 2013

Publications:

2021
“TIPS AND TOOLS: LOW COST TABLE TOPS.” Ceramics Monthly. June July August 2021:
60-61
“TIPS AND TOOLS: HOME STUDIO.” Ceramics Monthly. May 2021: 60-61
2019
"SOFT BRICKS." Ceramics Monthly. October 2019: 94.
“CERAMICS FOR THE ECLECTIC HOME.” Design and Living Magazine. October 2019:
68-73.
“CLAY WORKSHOP HANDBOOK.” Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.
2019: Cover and 4-7.
“CONE PACK COLLECTIVE.” Pottery Making Illustrated. May June 2019: 6-7.
2018
AMACO AD ARTIST FEATURE. Pottery Making Illustrated. November/December 2018:
5-6. Ceramics Monthly. December 2018: 23.
"DRAWN AND TRANSFERRED." Pottery Making Illustrated. September/October 2018:
Cover and 22-26.
"COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUS.” Bravo. Fall 2018: 18-21.
Trent Berning, “A CERAMIC GUIDE: THE ART OF CREATING AND TEACHING WHEEL-
THROWN CERAMICS.” 2018
2015
"EXPOSURE." Ceramics Monthly. June/July/August 2015: 15.
2014
MIDWEST ARTIST STUDIOS PROJECT, Frank Juarez, midwestartiststudios.com
2013
"CERAMICS MONTHLY UNDERGRADUATE SHOWCASE 2013." Ceramics Monthly. Sept
2013: 48-49.
"EXPOSURE." Ceramics Monthly. Feb 2013: 22.


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