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Artist: Mike Cinelli


Artist: Mike Cinelli
Mike Cinelli, MISSISSIPPI
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ARTIST STATEMENT
The patina of time is able to instantly imbue an object with a sense of mystery and narrative, while ideas of the future often spark promise and wonder. In my work, I seek to create relics of a future that has yet to occur, layering the aesthetics of history with the aesthetics of a science fiction reality. By bringing these two worlds together, I pursue the creation of objects that are familiar and identifiable, but whose purpose or use is sometimes obfuscated, leaving the user to fill in the gaps and create their own narrative.

EDUCATION
2010-2014 The University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Fine Arts

2003-2007 University of Florida, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Unfinished

2000-2003 Santa Fe Community College, Associate Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015
Assistant: Chandra DeBuse, workshop: Sketch, Stretch and Scratch: The
Illustrated Vessel, Arrowmont, September.

2014-2015
Ceramics Department Coordinator
University of Mississippi, School of Art
Fall 2014-Spring 2015.

RESIDENCIES
2017
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (July).

2014
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (Skopart); Skopelos, Greece,
June.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Present-2010
Project Participation - Creation of trophies for Double Decker Race

Participant/Organizer Mud Daubers Holiday Sale.

Throwing/delivering for Empty Bowls Charity.

Participant/Organizer in Double Decker Art Festival (Mud Daubers).

2014
Treasurer of Mud Daubers, The University of Mississippi Student
Ceramic Organization.

2013
Treasurer of Mud Daubers, The University of Mississippi Student
Ceramic Organization.

Student Volunteer: NCECA

2012
Vice President of Mud Daubers, The University of Mississippi Student
Ceramic Organization.

Participant The University of Mississippi Art Auction P{ART}Y.

2011
President of Mud Daubers, The University of Mississippi Student Ceramic
Organization.

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
2016
Von Venhuizen, The University of Mississippi Visiting Artist workshop.

2015
David Hiltner, The University of Mississippi Visiting Artist workshop.

Josh DeWeese, The University of Mississippi Visiting Artist workshop.

2013
Jeremy “Jr.” Kane, The University of Mississippi Visiting Artist workshop.

Kathy King, Arrowmont Clay Stacked Vessels workshop.

Christa Assad, Union University Visiting Artist workshop.

2012
Sam Chung, The University of Mississippi Visiting Artist workshop.

2010
Jeremy Randall, The University of Mississippi Visiting Artist workshop.

PPROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Present-2011
National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts, Mississippi Potter's Council

Collections
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (Skopart) Permanent Collection, Skopelos,
Greece.

PUBLICATIONS
2017
“2017 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition Catalog”, work pictured on
page 17.

“Last Call 2” Exhibition Catalog, work pictured on cover, page 6, 20 and 24.

2016
“From idea to finished form” Ceramics Monthly, August Issue, work pictured on
page 54.

“Irons in the Fire” Exhibition Catalog, work pictured on back cover, page 14 and
32.

“Last Call” Exhibition Catalog, work pictured on page 34.

2015
"Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015 Exhibition Catalog.

EXHIBITIONS
2017
“2017 Yunomi Invitational”, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa.

“3rd Dirty Mug of the South Show”, Rivers Oak Arts Center, Alexandria,
Louisiana. Juror: Matt Long. Invited Artist.

“NCEA Juried Student Exhibition”, The Hoffman Gallery, Jurors: Linda
Arbuckle and Justin Novak, Portland, Oregon. Award: Studio Potter
Merit Award.

“For Pitcher of Pourer”, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester,
Massachusetts. Juror: Kristen Kieffer. Juror award: 2
nd place.

“Last Call 2”, Companion Gallery, Juror: Jen Allen. Humboldt, Tennessee.
Juror Award: Best Pourer.

"Sip: A Ceramic Cup Show", Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah Georgia. Invited
Artist.

2016
“Out of the Ashes”, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida. Juror: Matt
Schiemann.

“Stories on Clay”, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida. Juror: Sue Tirell.

“The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas”, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, The
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Juror: Dan Anderson.

“The Almighty Cup” Gandee Gallery, Fabius, New York. Juror: David
MacDonald. Award: Juror's Choice Award.

"Cup: The Intimate Object XII", Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida.
Invited Artist.

“Southern Miss Ceramics National”, The University of Southern
Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Juror: Bryan Harper.

“Irons in the Fire”, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee. Juror: Justin
Rothshank.

“Serve it up 2016”, Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada. Juror: Lielani Trinka
and Peter Jakubowski. Award: Honorable Mention.

"Twin Cups", George Caleb Bingham Gallery, The University of Missouri,
Columbia, Missouri. Juror: Bede Clarke.

"Last Call", Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee. Juror: Matthew
Schiemann.

"Sip: A Ceramic Cup Show", Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah Georgia, Jurors: Jen
Jenkins, Jane Pleak, Kevin Ryan, Meredith Sutton. Award: People's
Choice Award.

2015
"Holiday Art Sale and Auction", University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi.

"What Goes Bump in the Night 2015", Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Juror: John Gregg and Peter Jakubowski.

"Eight Annual Cup Show: Form and Function", Gulf Coast State College,
Panama City, Florida, Juror: Martina Lantin.

"Cup: The Intimate Object XI", Charlie Cummings Gallery., Gainesville, Florida.
Invited Artist.

"Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015", Kevin Lehman's Pottery, Lancaster,
Pennsylvannia. Juror: Matt Long.

"Pour", Red Star Studios, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, Missouri. Juror: Linda
Arbuckle.

2014
"Holiday Art Sale and Auction", The University of Mississippi, Oxford,
Mississippi.

"Morean Arts Center: Biennial Cup Show", Morean Arts Center, Juror: Matt
Schiemann.

"Gulf Coast State College Student Exhibition", Gulf Coast State College,
Panama City, Florida.

"Cup: The Intimate Object X", Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida.

"The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (Skopart) Resident Show", The Skopelos
Foundation for the Arts; Skopelos, Greece.

"The University of Mississippi Student Exhibition", The University of
Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi. Juror: Bill Dunlap.

"A History of Manliness", BFA Thesis exhibition, The University of Mississippi,
Oxford, Mississippi.

"Drink!", Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut.
Juror: Doug Peltzman.

"Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition", Mississippi State University. Juror:
Melissa Harshman.

"Mixtus", University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Juror: Eric Kao.

2013
"The University of Mississippi Student Exhibition" – University of Mississippi,
Oxford, Mississippi. Award: Honorable Mention.

2012
"Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition", Mississippi State University, Juror:
Sarah Marshall.


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