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Artist: Paul Ide

Paul Ide
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My process for making art is gathering, or “harvesting” ideas, feelings, and inspiration from the situation I am in at that moment…and create. I tend to have random artistic “seasons” where I switch my focus from one medium or process to another. This allows me to be creative and produce artwork less the title that defines, and limits many artists that choose to adhere to a title. “I’m a painter” doesn’t allow for working with clay, or pouring bronze. Removing the title and the limitations an artistic discipline implies is liberating. “No, I will not fit into your little box and behave like a good little artist”.

Through this process, this journey, this artistic ADHD, I have planted many seeds. Squirrels plant seeds too, and many of those seeds become trees by accident. My current body of work, or the work that is in my head that I am about to make (unless I get distracted), is a forgotten seed, harvested on purpose It’s personal, it’s intimate, it’s functional, and I need to share it with people. High five.

Invitational Exhibitions
2018 “Cup, The Intimate Object XIV” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
2018 “Exquisite Forms” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
2018 “Collaborative Companions”, The Union Project Art Center, NCECA
Pittsburgh, PA
2018 “Last Call 3” Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
2019 “Last Call 4” Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
2019 “Yunomi Invitational” AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2019 “Cup Show Invitational” Hudgens Kistner Gallery, Duluth, GA

Exhibitions: “partial listing”
2018 “Strictly Functional Pottery National” East Petersburg, PA, Juror – Ben Carter
2018 NCECA Expo Hall – Eutectic Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Companion Gallery, The Union Project Art Center, NCECA
Pittsburgh, PA
2017 “Cup: The Intimate Object XIII” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Carrboro, NC
2017 “Conductivity” Companion Gallery, Humboldy, TN Juror – Dick Lehman
**Best of Show award
2017 “Working Pots” James May Gallery, Algoma, WI Juror – Birdie Boone
2017 “Mug Show” Dog’s Eye Gallery, San Marcos, TX Juror – Renee LoPresti
2017 “Last Call 2”Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN Juror – Jen Allen **Best of Show award
2017 “Twin Cups”MWSU Gallery, St. Joseph, MO Juror – Ted Neal
2016 “The Cup, The Mug” Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY Juror – Peter Pincus
2016 “Cup Show” Three Wheel Studio, Providence, RI
2016 “Albino Buffalo Series 5” Albino Buffalo, Fargo, ND
2016 “Art Educators Exhibit” Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2016 “Irons in the Fire” Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN Juror – Justin Rothshank
2016 “Bowls” Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT Juror – Julia Galloway
2016 “Invitational Ceramics Exhibition” The Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN
2016 “Spring Gala” Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

Upcoming Exhibitions:
2019 “Cup Show Invitational” Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI
2020 Solo Exhibition, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Gallery Representation
Companion Gallery Humboldt, TN
Eutectic Gallery Portland, Oregon

“Breaking the Rules”, "Originally published in February 2019 issue of Ceramics Monthly,
pages (60-63).  http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org  . Copyright, The American Ceramic
Society. Reprinted with permission."

Murals: (partial listing)
2015 508 Oak, Fargo, ND
2015 North Dakota Krav Maga, Mandan, ND
2015 Four Little Birds, Dickinson, ND
2013 Alley Fair, live painting demo/mural, Fargo, ND
2013 Red River Zoo, Fargo, ND
2012 Dakota Driveline, Fargo, ND
2012 Tailwind Tattoo and Piercing, Bismarck, North Dakota
2012 Tochi Products, Fargo, ND
2012 Pyromaniacs, Moorhead, MN
2011 300 Broadway mural for The Kilbourne Group, Fargo, North Dakota
2011 Gasper’s School of Dance and Performing Arts, Fargo, ND
2011 DAESK, JAWSH and 9PHORE5 collaborative, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
2010 Robert’s Street Studio, Fargo, North Dakota
2009 Set design for the musical “Rent”, Gaede Stage, Minnesota State University,
Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota

2012 Leadership Fellow, Intermedia Arts' Creative Community Leadership

Institute funded by the Bush Foundation, Fargo, North Dakota
2008-Present Hip Hop Don’t Stop, President/Primary Conspirator
2001-2002 MSUM Ceramics Guild President, Minnesota State University
Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota
2004-Present Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists Association-Member

Awards And Grants: (partial listing)
2018 North Dakota Council on the Arts, Professional Development Grant
2017 Best of Show, “Conductivity” Companion Gallery, Humboldy, TN
2017 Best of Show, “Last Call 2” Companion Gallery, Humboldt TN
2012 Bush Foundation Fellowship, Creative Community Leadership Institute
2009 North Dakota Council on the Arts, Career Development Grant
2006 Purchase for Permanent Collection of Bailey Pottery Equipment, Strictly
Functional Pottery National, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
2004 Second Place, Lincoln Avenue Fine Arts Festival, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Current Employment:
Ceramic Studio Technician/Community Outreach Coordinator, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND

Lectures, Workshops And Public Speaking Engagements: (partial listing)
2011 Aerosol Art in the Midwest, Kaddatz Gallery, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
2010 Graffiti Roots, Fine Art Branches, Aerosol Art Workshop, Minnesota State
University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota
2009 Business Related Topics In Art, Minnesota State University Moorhead,
Moorhead, Minnesota
2007 Business Related Topics In Art, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North
2007 Guest Speaker-Art Fairs, BFA Seminar course, Minnesota State University
Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota
2002 Bachelor of Arts, Ceramics, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead,
1994 Century High School, Bismarck, North Dakota

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