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Artist: Eric Knoche


Eric Knoche
Eric Knoche, NORTH CAROLINA
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ARTIST STATEMENT:
Generally speaking, if my work holds water, it’s an accident. The cups I make are an exception to this. They are meant to be useful, but non-universal. That is, not every cup will work for every person. I use curves and angles to try and create interesting shapes to hold and drink from.

Here are some things that influence my work: Languages, tools, human and animal anatomy, machine parts, architecture, math equations, small movements of facial muscles, uncertainty, the argentine tango, the spine, memory, perception, cloud formations, plants, gravity, running water, and songbirds.


AWARDS
2018 Artist Fellowship, North Carolina State Arts Council
2017 Purchase Award, Delhom Service League/Mint Museum, Charlotte NC
2015 Purchase Award, Delhom Service League/Mint Museum, Charlotte NC
2015 1st Place, Carolinas Got Art, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2014 Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
2010 Purchase Award, Delhom Service League/Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2009 Emerging Artist, American Style Magazine
2008 Regional Artist Project Grant, Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
2008 Japan-US Artist Exchange Grant, Asian Cultural Council, New York
2006 Kiln God Scholarship, Laguna Clay Company, City of Industry, CA
2006 Purchase Award, Concordia Continental Biennial, St Paul, MN

COLLECTIONS
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Laguna Clay Company, City of Industry, CA
Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2020 Escapes and Revelations, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
2020 Then and Now, NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
2019 SOFA, Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery,
2019 Open Form/Closed Form, STARworks, Star, NC
2019 Firefest Exhibition, STARworks, Star, NC
2019 Constant/Change, Greenhill Center for the Arts, Greensboro, NC
2018 New Work, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC (solo)
2018 Different Shapes, NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
2018 Hand Crafted, Blowing Rock Art Museum, Blowing Rock, NC
2017 Trial By Fire, The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC
2017 Sculpture, Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE (solo)
2017 Current Effects; Contemporary Craft in WNC, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2017 Confluence, STARworks, Star, NC
2017 Wood-fired Invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2017 Making it in Crafts, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, IN
2017 Art Palm Beach International Fair, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2016 New Work, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
2016 Small Treasures, Santa Fe Clay, NM
2016 Lines, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2016 Clay Four Ways, Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
2015 Recent Excavations, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, (solo)
2015 Ceramic Mine Field, West Palm Beach Armory, FL
2015 Fine Southern Clay, Eno Gallery, Hillsborough, NC
2015 Earth and Water, FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2015 Carolina’s Got Art, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2015 Apprentice Lines, Pawtucket Armory, NCECA, NJ
2014 Art (fuel), Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2014 Quiet Inspiration, North Carolina Pottery Center, Greensboro, NC
2014 Big Ideas, Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA
2013 High Heat, Red Bird Gallery, Columbia, SC
2013 Southern Hospitality, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, NC
2013 The Unexpected, Queens University, Charlotte, NC
2013 Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2012 Serendipity, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2012 New Work, Gallery Sintra, Gothenberg, Sweden (solo)
2012 New Work, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC (three person)
2012 Kiln Gods, Baltimore Clayworks, ML
2012 Cups, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2011 75 Years of Collecting, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
2011 Interpreting the Cup, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2011 Between Bones and Words, Anderson Obrien Fine Art, Omaha, NE (solo)
2011 Baltic Woodfired, Hjorths Fabrik, Roenne, Denmark
2011 A Quick Look at Function, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC (solo)
2011 Containment, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2010 CreaBiz, University of Northern Denmark, Hjoerring, Denmark
2010 Wood Fire International, Gallerei Klosterformat, Rostock, Germany
2010 Ceramics, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2010 Studio Ceramics 2010, Signature Shop, Atlanta
2010 Constructed - A Handbuilt Review, Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2010 Shino Redux, Clayart Center, Port Chester, NY
2010 Eric Knoche - Recollection/Evolution, Roane State Com. College, TN (solo)
2009 Eric Knoche--New Work, Anderson O’brien, Omaha, NE (solo)
2009 Wood Fired Ceramics, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC
2009 Eric Knoche and Matt Jacobs, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2008 Southern Highlands Craft Guild Exhibition, Appalachian Commission, DC,
2008 The Clay Space Co-op, Front Gallery, Asheville Area Arts Council, NC
2008 Fire and Light, Hand in Hand Gallery, Flatrock, NC
2008 Eric Knoche--Large Scale Work, Anderson-O’Brien, Omaha, NE (solo)
2008 Dale Huffman, Justin Rothshank and Eric Knoche Union Project, Pitts.
2008 Some Assembly Required, Asheville Area Arts Council,  NC (solo)      
2008 Concordia Continental Biennial Exhibition, Concordia Uni., St. Paul, MN
2007 Big Idea, Small Scale, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
2007 New Work from the Clay Space Co-op, Art Center West, Atlanta, GA
2007 Eric Knoche -- New Work, Anderson-O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE
2007 Coming Up, Down South-Emerging Clay,Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC
2006 10th New York-Tokyo Friendship Ceramic Comp. Nippon Gallery, NY, NY
2006 16th Annual Feats of Clay Exhibition, Gladding McBean, Lincoln, CA
2006 Concordia Continental Biennial Exhibition, Concordia Uni, St. Paul, MN
2006 Big Idea, Small Scale, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
2005 Voices in Ceramics, Yaeger Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Education
2008-09 Short Term Apprentice to Isezaki Jun, Living National Treasure Bizen, Okayama, Japan
2004-06 Apprentice to Jeff Shapiro, Ceramic Artist, Accord, NY
2002 B.A. with High Distinction and Honors in Art, Anthropology,
English University of Minnesota, Morris, MN and Minneapolis, MN

TEACHING and LECTURE EXPERIENCE
2020 Instructor, Hand Building Pottery and Sculpture, Peters Valley
2019 Instructor, Hand Building from Models and Templates, Odyssey Clay Works, Asheville, NC
2019 Instructor, Hand Building from Models and Templates, White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, MN
2018 Guest Artist, Rajamangala University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2018 Guest Artist , UMASS Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
2018 Instructor, Hand Building Laboratory, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC
2018 Instructor, Wood Kiln Building, Odyssey Clay Works, Asheville, NC
2015 Instructor, Hand Building Laboratory, Penland School of Crafts, NC
2015 Instructor, Hand Building Laboratory, Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC
2015 Instructor, Large Scale Workshop, Odyssey Clay Works, Asheville, NC
2014 Instructor, Pinch Pot Workshop, Odyssey Clay Works, Asheville, NC
2012 Guest Artist, Landshut Ceramic University, Bavaria, Germany
2011 Guest Lecturer, Australian National Art School, Sydney, Australia
2011 Panelist, Wood Fire Tasmania Conference, Australia
2010 Presenter, First European Woodfire conference, Bröllin, Germany
2010 Panelist,  CreaBiz Ceramics Conference, Hjoerring, Denmark
2010 Demonstration, Gothenburg Folk University, Gothenburg, Sweden
2009 Guest Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Jerilyn Virden, Penland, NC
2009 Instructor, Carolina Kiln Build, Copus Pottery, Marshall, NC
2008 Instructor, Wood Kiln Build, Laurelville Camp, Mt Pleasant, PA
2007-8 Instructor, Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
2002-3 Instructor, Rajamangala University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

OTHER EXPERIENCE
2019 Resident, STARworks, Star, NC
2017 Moderator and Demonstrator, Woodfire NC, Star, NC
2012 Invited Artist, Kohila Ceramic Symposium, Estonia
2012 Curator, Serendipity, Crimson Laurel Gallery, NC
2009 Invited Artist, Int. Wood Fire Symposium, Carlow/Union Project, Pitts., PA
2006 Resident, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2006 Studio Assistant, Penland School, Sana Musasama and Jon Keenan, NC
 
PRESS
2018 Asheville Made, Eric Knoche, Paul Howey
2018 Ceramic Revista International, Spain, Eric Knoche, Antonio Vivas
2012 Horizonline Films in Assoc. w/the NC Arts Council, Eric Knoche, Chris Gallaway
2012 The Laurel of Asheville, Eric Knoche, Paul Howey
2011 Ceramics Monthly, Points of Connection: Eric Knoche, Katey Schultz
2009 Omaha World Herald, Beautiful Evocative Patterns Emerge from Hands of
Ceramic Artist, John Pitcher


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