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Artist: Glynnis Lessing


Glynnis Lessing
Glynnis Lessing, MINNESOTA
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TEACHING
Northern Clay Center 2012-2019
Owatonna Center for the Arts 2018
Northfield Arts Guild 2012-2015
Art Resources in Teaching, Chicago 2002- 2011
Lill Street Studios, Chicago 1989-2011
IAMS Outreach, Chicago 1997-2008
Spertus Museum, Chicago 1991-2001
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago 1994-2000
American Indian Center, Chicago 1990-1992

SELECTED GALLERIES AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Lill Street Gallery, Chicago
Gallery 360, Minneapolis, Mn
Lux, Lincoln, NE
Swag, Northfield, Mn
Northfield Arts Guild Shop, Northfield, Mn
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, Mn
Art Effect, Chicago
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
Arianna Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
Las Manos Gallery, Chicago
Gallery 500, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Schiff, Hardin and Waite Corporate Collection, Chicago

JURIED or INVITED EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS
Anthropocene solo show, Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro, Mn 2020
5-foot show, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, Mn 2020
Source, (3 person show) Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, Mn 2019
Unapologetic: Women’s Ceramics in the land of Mingei-Sota, Minneapolis 2019
Finding the Authentic Self, Tychman-Shapiro Gallery, Minneapolis, Mn 2019
Place: Potters of the Cannon River Clay Tour, Northfield Arts Guild, Mn 2019
Heroines, Hops and Hounds Cup Show, Lakes and Legends Minneapolis 2019
Cupful Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC 2018
The Northfield Experience, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, Mn 2018
Natural Community, (Solo show)Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI 2017
“Fresh Work” Juried MNCWA Arts Center,St. Peter, Mn 2017
3 rd Best in Show Powderhorn Park Art Fair, Minneapolis, Mn 2017
“Mugged” Invitational Northfield Arts Guild, Mn 2016 & 2017
Yunomi invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Ia 2016, 2020
Exhibition, Bluff Country Artists Gallery, Spring Grove, Mn 2016
The Cup Show: National Juried Cup Exhibition, Hudgeons Center, Atlanta 2015
“Eat, Drink and…“ Dinnerware Show, Northern Clay Center, Mn 2015
“Indelible” invitational Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Md 2014
Exhibition of my work, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, Mn 2014
“Best of Show” Stockholm Art Festival, Wisc. 2014
Invitational Award Winner, Powderhorn Park Art Fair Mpls, Mn 2014
“Cup, the Intimate Object X”, Charlie Cummings Gallery Invitational 2014
“Tributaries” Juried show, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wi 2013
Best in Ceramics, Fountain Square Festival of the Arts, Evanston, Il 2013
2 nd in Show, Spirit of St. Croix Arts Festival 2012
“Small Works” Northfield Arts Guild 2012
“Ancient Fragments in a New Light” WomanMade Gallery Chicago 1997
“Body Builders” juried show, Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA 1996
“Ancient Origins” juried show, Frog Hollow, Manchester, VT 1996

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1984
Undergraduate Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul 1980-82
Additional Courses at Lill Street Studios, Chicago 1988-2011
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Residency 2005
Selected Art Fairs & Tours
The Clay Collective Tour, Cambridge, WI 2019, 2020
CannonRiver Clay Tour, Northfield, MN 2016-2020
Studio ArTour, Northfield, MN 2013-2020
Powderhorn Art Fair, Minneapolis 2010-2019
Evanston Fountain Square, Evanston, IL 2013 -2018
Loring Park Art Fair, Minneapolis 2013, 2016
Bucktown Arts Festival, Chicago 2011-2016 ,2019
57 th Street Art Fair- Chicago 2009-2014
The Plaza Art Fair- Kansas City 2014
Art on the Square Madison 2013
Kohler Midsummer Fest of the Arts, Sheboygan, Wi 2009-2010
Krasl on the Bluff, St. Joseph, Mi 2008-2011
Marion Art Fair, Marion, IA 2008

BOARDS and COMMITTEES
Cannon Clay Cooperative (Chair) 2015-Present
Chair, Studio ArTour, Northfield, Mn 2014-2015
Board Member, Artreach at Lill Street, Chicago 2008-2011
Board Member, Striding Lion Interarts Workshop, Chicago 2004-2008
Created & Chaired Fiesta Cultural (Event), InterAmerican, Chicago 2005-2010
Created & Chaired Arts in the School Committee, IAMS, Chicago 2004-2009
President of Familias en la Escuela (Parent Advisory Council)
IAMS, Chicago 2006-2008
Juror, Illinois Artists Grant Panel 2005
Fair Developer and Artist Liason, RC4 Care Fair, Chicago 2000-2009
Professional Memberships
MNWCA- Minnesota Women’s Ceramic Association
Founding member, Cannon River Clay Cooperative
NCECA

PUBLICATIONS
Mata Ortiz article in Pottery Making Illustrated March/April 2017
Making Mullite Setters Pottery Making Illustrated July/Aug 2017


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