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Artist: Linda Sikora


Artist: Linda Sikora
Linda Sikora, NEW YORK
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Linda Sikora resides with her family near Alfred NY where she has a studio practice and is a Professor or Ceramic Art at Alfred University. Academic study in visual art (BA) and a ceramic-based apprenticeship in British Columbia was the foundation of her training that continued at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (BFA) and University of Minnesota–Minneapolis (MFA). Authored articles are printed in Studio Potter, Ceramic Review and, online at Interpreting Ceramics. Professional activities are national and international. Residencies include: Archie Bray Foundation; Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Korea; Tainan National College of The Arts, Taiwan; Clay Edge, Australia. Public collections include: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Racine Art Museum; Alfred Ceramic Art Museum; LA County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; Everson Museum; Huntington Museum of Art; Fuller Craft Museum.

EDUCATION
1989 - 1992
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - Master of Fine Arts

HISTORY
1988 - 1989
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada - Bachelor of Fine Arts
1983
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Glaze Technology
1980 - 1983
David Thompson University Center, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada - Diploma of Fine Arts

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
1997 - present
Alfred University, Division of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
          2015 -18 Division Head: 2008 Full Professor;
          2005-08 Division Head; 2002 Associate Professor
1996 - 1997
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (Assistant Professor)
1996 summer
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1995 winter
Winona State University, Winona, MN
1994 fall
Winona State University, Winona, MN
1994 spring
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1993 fall
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1992 summer
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada
1991 fall
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2018
*One Person Exhibition, Anthony Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI
EXHIBITIONS (Winter 2018)
NCECA 2018 Critical Function, Frame and Jask Gallery of Pittsburg, PA March 
Ferrin Gallery, New York Ceramics and Glass Fair, Bohemian Hall, New York, NY, January 2018
Invitational, Florida heat Conference Presenters Exhibition, Florida Heat, St.
Petersburg, FL (February 2018)
2017
*Three Person Show (Metz, Pharis, Sikora), Trax, Berkely, CA (Fall 2017)
La Mesa, NCECA, Portland, OR (March 2017)
2016
Invitational, Haystack Summer Gala Exhibit/Auction, Haystack Mountain School
of Crafts, ME (July 2016)
Curated, Core Sample: Selections From the Permanent Collection, Alfred
Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY (October 2016)
Invitational, Influenced and Evolved, Northern Clay Center Galleries, Northern
Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN (March 2016) (publication)
Curated, Archie Bray Live Auction, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT (June
2016)
Invitational, Utilitarian Clay VII Past Presenters Exhibition, Sandra J. Blain
Gallery, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN (September 2016
*Three Person Exhibition (Emami, Terrell, Sikora), Perennial Influences, Anthony
Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI (October 2016)
Invitational, Teachers: Highlights PBS Episode, Craft in America Center Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA (November 2016)
Invitational, La Mesa, National Council on Education in Ceramic Art
(NCECA), Annual Conference (March 2016)
Invitational, 2016 Hangzhou International Contemporary Ceramic Art Biennale,
China Academy of Art, Art Gallery of CAA, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R.China
(November/December 2016)
Invitational, Influenced and Evolved, Northern Clay Center Galleries, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN (March 2016) (publication)
Curated, Contemporary Ceramics, Fort Collins Lincoln Center Gallery, Fort Collins, CO (September 2016)
Invitational, Utilitarian Clay VII Presenters Exhibition, Sandra J. Blain Gallery,
Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN (September 2016)
Invitational, Cake, The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI (April – September 2016)
(Director’s Publication, text/image; American Craft Magazine June/July,
image)
invitational, 50 Women: A Celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics,The American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO (March 2016)
Invitational, Clay National X - Ceramic Color, Carbondale Clay Center,
Carbondale, CO (July 2015)
Curated, Ceramic Art at Alfred, Cohen Gallery, Alfred, NY (July 2015)
2015
Invitational, Clay National X - Ceramic Color, Carbondale Clay Center,
Carbondale, CO (July 2015)
Curated, ‘Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Selects’, Fuller Craft Museum,
Brockton, MA (March 2015)
Invitational, Pouring Arts Invitational 2015, Narrows Arts Center, Fall River MA (March 2015)
Invitational, Potter’s For Peace, NCECA Providence, RI (March 2015)
2014
*Three Person Show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (September 2014)
Invitational, ‘The Art of High Chair Fine Dining”, The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI (September 2014)
Invitational, “FORMS I”, Anthony Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI (Fall 2014)
Invitational, “Lineage: The Art of Mentorship”, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
(November 2014) Catalogue; Published Article
2013
*Two Person Show, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IO (Fall 2013)
Invitational, “Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond National Ceramic
Invitational”, Richmond, Virginia (September 2013)
2012
Invitational, “Past Presenters”, Jerry Drown Wood Gallery – Arrowmont School of Crafts, (in conjunction with the Utilitarian Clay Conference), Gatlinburg, TN
(September 2012)
Invitational, “Mentors Exhibition”, Jerry Drown Wood Gallery – Arrowmont School of Crafts, (in conjunction with the Utilitarian Clay Conference), Gatlinburg,
TN (September 2012)
*Two Person Show, “Two Practices From a Common Studio”, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA (November 2012)
Curated, “20 Years Strong: Women Working in Clay”, Woman Made Gallery,
Chicago, IL (November 2012)
Invitational, “External Views”, Red Star Studios Gallery, Kansas City, MO (August)
Invitational, ‘Enlightened Earth’, Art Center Gallery, Nazareth Gallery, Rochester,
NY (March 2012)
Invitational, “Sources and Influences”, NCECA Exhibition, Seattle, WA (March
2012) and, Huntington Museum of Art (May 2012), Huntington, WV
Invitational, “Artist Plate”, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland,
NC (March 2012)
Invitational, ‘The Cup: 50 Artists, 250 Interpretations’, Robert T Wright Gallery,
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL (February 2012
2011
Invitational, ‘For Tea’, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL (December 2011)
Invitational, ‘Salt/Soda Ceramics – 30 x 5’, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
(November 2011)
Invitational, ‘Cups and Coffee’, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (September
2011)
Invitational, ‘Then and Now (working title) – Archie Bray Past Residents’, Holter
Museum of Art, Helena, MT (June 2011)
Curated, “Islamic Influence”, (NCECA Exhibition) Crossroads Gallery, St.
Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL (March 2011)
Curated, ‘ Twenty’, Schein Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred,
NY (May 2011)
Invitational, ‘36th Annual Invitational Pottery Show’, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ (December 2010)
Invitational, ‘Contemporary Teapots – Ancient Ancestors’, Pewabic Pottery Gallery, Detroit, MI (January 2011)
Platters/Plates – Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NJ(February 2011)
Encore, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD (August 2010)
Invitational, ‘La Mesa at NCECA Tampa’, sponsored by Santa Fe Clay, Tampa, FL (March 2011)
Acquisition Presentation, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (April 2011)
Invitational, ‘35 Artists – 35 Years’, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (April 2011)
Invitational, ‘La Mesa’, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (December 2011)
2010
Invitational, ‘1895 Years of Pottery’ – Functional Ceramics at NCECA, B Square
Gallery, E, Philadelphia, PA (March 2010)
Invitational, “La Mesa”, NCECA Exhibition by Santa Fe Clay Gallery at NCECA,
Philadelphia, PA (March 2010)
Invitational, ‘Summer of Love’, Dow Studio, Deer Isle, ME (July, August 2009)
Invitational, ‘36th Annual Invitational Pottery Show’, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ (December 2010)
Platters/Plates – Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NJ (February 2011)
Encore, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD (August 2010)
2009
*Two Person Exhibition, Recent Work, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Invitational, ‘The Art of Tea’, Metropolitan Center for Visual Arts, Rockville, MD (June 2009)
Invitational, ‘Teapots’, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA (July 2009)
Invitational “Pitchers’, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (August 2009)
Curated, ‘Teapots-Subject to Object’, Mid-America Arts Alliance traveling
exhibition: Art League Bonita Springs, FL (August 2009); Neville Public
Museum, Green Bay, WI (October 2009); William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA (January 2010)
2008
Curated, East/West, Southwestern University Sarofim School of fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown, TX
Invitational, Southern Exposure: Atmospheric Pots and the Penland Connection, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Curated, Utilitarian Clay Conference Exhibition of Presenters, Sandra J Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
Invitational, All Fired Up – A Celebration of Clay in Westchester New York, Lyndhurst Museum, Tarrytown, NY
*Two Person Exhibition, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, ‘Teapots From Subject to Object’, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO- traveling
2007
*Two Person Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Curated, 90 Teapots, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Curated, New Alfred, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Invitational, “Hand Held”, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
Invitational, “Pots That Pour”, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Invitational, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, Australia, NSW
Invitational, “Contrast: Ceramic Explorations In Black and White”, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Invitational, ‘Teapots From Subject to Object’, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
(traveling)
Invitational, “SOFA NCECA”, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Louisville, KY
Curated, “Earth and Fire: A Celebration of Clay and Ceramics - Containing
History”, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
2006
*Two Person Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Invitational, ‘Teapots From Subject to Object’, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
(traveling)
Invitational, ‘Yumomis’, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, ‘Tea Time – The Art of the Teapot’, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts,
Kalamazoo, MI
Curated, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curated, ‘Contemporary Teapots’, The Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Curated, “Inspired Utility: Exceptional Ceramic Vessels”, Main Line Art Center
Galleries, Haverford, PA
Invitational, ‘Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot’, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts,
Kalamazoo, MI
Invitational, “La Mesa”, NCECA Exhibition by Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Portland, OR
Invitational, ‘Tea: Engaging the Senses’ (NCECA), White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR
Invitational, ‘30/30’, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
Invitational, ‘Kissed by Ash – Wood Fired Ceramics’, Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona State University, Winona, MN
2005
Invitational, “American Masters 2000-2005”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Invitational, “Karen Karnes and Brown, Shapiro, Sikora, Metz”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Invitational, “The Visceral Vessel”, Russel Hill Roger Gallery, Southwest
School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
Invitational, “Cups, Cups, Cups”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Invitational, “Ferrin Gallery at SOFA Chicago”, Chicago, IL
Invitational, “Eight Women: Eight Perspectives”, The Gallery at Red Star Studios
Ceramics Center, Kansas City, MO
Invitational, “Freehand 25: Clay”, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles,
Two Person Exhibition, “Recent Work”, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, “Table Manners – Contemporary International Ceramics”, Crafts
Council, Islington, London, UK
Invitational, “31st Annual Invitational Pottery Show and Sale”, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
Invitational, “The Cup In The Hand”, Architecture Resource Center Gallery, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Invitational, “Poetry of Pottery”, NCECA Exhibition”, Maryland Federation of Art City Gallery, Baltimore ,MD
Invitational, “Gender Vessel Show”, NCECA Exhibition, Craig Flinner Gallery,
Baltimore, MD
Invitational, “La Mesa”, NCECA Exhibition by Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2004
*Two-person Exhibition, ‘Summer Work”, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Invitational, “ Studio Potter Invitational”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Invitational, “Our Cups Runneth Over – Functional and Sculptural Ceramic Cup
Exhibition”, The Society of Art and Crafts, Boston ,MA
Invitational, ‘Teapot Show”, Pewabic Pottery Gallery, Detroit, MI
Invitational, “Cup”, University of Miami Gallery - Wesley Foundation, Miami, FL
(catalogue)
Invitational, ‘Pitcher This’, Artworks Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Invitational, ‘2004 Summer of Ceramics”, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Invitational, “Tea”, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Invitational, “Pots in the Kitchen Exhibition”, Rufford Craft Center,
Nottinghamshire, UK will travel the exhibition to France, Germany,
Denmark, The Netherlands
*Two-person Exhibition, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Curated, “Old World, New World”, La Coste Gallery, Concord, MA
*Two-person Exhibition, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Curated, “Contemporary Teapots: Object as Subject”, Craft Alliance Gallery, St.
Louis, MO
Invitational, “OCCC 30th Year Exhibition/Sale”, Old Church Cultural Center,
Demarest, NJ
2003 Curated, “21st Century Ceramics”, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH (catalogue)
Invitational, “Mingei Legacy”, Mingei International Museum, San Deigo, CA
(monograph)
Invitational, “Pots In The Kitchen”, Rufford Craft Center, Nottinghanshire, UK (book)
2002
*One-person exhibition, “Linda Sikora”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Invitational, “Ceramic Exhibition - Curator: Jeff Oestrich”, Freehand Gallery, Los
Angeles, CA
Invitational, “Yankee Clay: Ceramic Artists of the Northeast”, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
Invitational, "North Carolina Potter’s Conference 2002 – Exhibition of Presenters (Val Cushing, Linda Sikora, Andrea Gill, Matthew Metz) and Alfred Alumni,
North Carolina Pottery Center, Asheboro, NC
2001
*One-person exhibition, “Linda Sikora - Recent Work”, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, “Objects for Use - Handmade by Design” , American Craft Museum,
New York, NY (publication)
Invitational, "Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object" (artists from
publication: Teapots Transformed-Exploration Of An Object. Leslie Ferrin,
author), Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Invitational, Feature – Alfred Faculty, SOFA Chicago – Helen Drutt Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, "Visiting Artists Exhibition–2001:Clay Odyssey", Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Invitational, "Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium", World Ceramics Exposition 2001 Korea, Yoju, Korea (organized by NCECA
Exhibitions Director)
Invitational, “Teapots Transformed”, Ferrin Gallery, SOFA Chicago, IL
(Traveled: International 20th Century Arts Fair, New York, NY; New York
Ceramics Fair, NY)
Invitational, “National Teapot Exhibition”, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2000
Invitational, “Conversations”, Chester Springs-Schoolhouse, Chester Springs, PA
Invitational, “Small Works”, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational, “Tureen Invitational”, Materia Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Invitational, “Mashiko Group Show 2000 - 19 American Potters Exhibition”, Moegi Gallery, Japan
Invitational, “Ten Years in Retrospect - Exhibition and Collection”, Northern Clay
Center, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, “Defining Moments of Contemporary Ceramics”, Los Angeles County
Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (Traveling: Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas
City, MO; Tucson Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ; The Memorial Art Gallery,
Rochester, NY; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, AK)
*Two-person exhibition, “Functional Ceramics”, The Clay Place Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried, “Strictly Functional Pottery National”, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA (award)
1999
Invitational, “International Ceramics Exhibition”, 13th Ichon Festival, Ichon, Kyunggi Province, Korea
Invitational, “1999 China International Ceramic Invitational Exhibition” China
Yaoware Ceramic Museum, Tongchuang, Xain, People’s Republic of
China
Invitational, “Artists Collect”, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, “Fall Exhibition”, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, ME
Invitational, “Domestic Pottery”, Material: Hand & Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ
Invitational, “Karnes/Stannard Exhibition, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
1998
Invitational, “Functional Ceramics”, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational, “14 American Potters”, Moegi Gallery, Mashiko, Japan


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