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Artist: Paul Maloney


Paul Maloney
Paul Maloney, WISCONSIN
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Utilizing vessels as visual timekeepers: jars, cups, bowls, and bottles begin to stand alone as ceramic diary entries. They are permanent record keepers of everyday occurrences, revealing both personal and public encounters. My works reference music, our current political climate, pop-culture, or even the bland beer slugged down from the night before. Anything is fair game, big or small. There
are so many moments that encompass a person’s history, from life changing events to that time the small sandwich from the bodega made you sick. All these facets of life are what constructs a person's DNA, who they are at their core. By pushing the clay, works become informed and instigated by slip, glaze and sgraffito mark-making. The painting and building of each piece prompts freestyle versing that begins to manifest as etched words, appendages, drips and lines - each mark moving in a complementary rhythm to the needs of each individual vessel.

Education
2017 MFA Ceramics, Indiana University - Bloomington; Bloomington, Indiana
2013 BFA Ceramics, The University of Georgia; Athens, Georgia

2011 BA Art History, The University of Georgia; Athens, Georgia

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
2021 Paul Maloney, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Main Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
New Work Feature, Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
Featured Artist, Artaxis, Online Feature
2019 Old Dawgs New Shit, UGA Alum Hotel Show, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2017 Dedgie, The Iowa Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Arpedgiewedgie, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Bloomington, Indiana

Select Group Exhibitions
2021 CLAYFEST, Saratoga Clay Art Center, Schuylerville, New York
2021 Yunomi Invitational, Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
After Hours, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Main Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2020 SUN-SEEDS, Theorii Contemporary Art Space, Great Falls, Montanna
Unravel, Beco Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Function Fest 2020, The Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
Juror: Martha Grover
Featured Artist, Schonfeld Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Contemporary Art Auction, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin
2020 Yunomi Invitational, Clay Akar Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
Clay Legacies Invitational, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
International Cup 2020, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana
Juror: Sunshine Cobb
The Almighty Cup, Gandee Gallery, Syracuse, New York
Juror: Garth Johnson
2019 The Art of the Drink, Butler Arts Center, Butler, Pennsylvania
Juror: Yoko Sekino Bove
Clay National V, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
Juror: Mike Helke
Drink II: An Exhibition of Ceramic Drinking Vessels, University of Hartford,
Hartford, Connecticut Juror: Lydia Johnson
Third National Juried Cup Show, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Atlanta, Georgia
Juror: Roberto Lugo
Terra Nova: 10 Years, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2018 Kansas City Clay Guild TeaBowl National, Bredin-Lee Gallery, Kansas City, Iowa Juror: Kevin Snipes
Just Visiting: Resident Artist Alumni Show, The Iowa Ceramics and Glass Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition, River Oaks Square Art Center, Alexandria, Louisiana Juror: Sam Chung
International Cup 2018, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana,
Juror: Sue Tirell
The Cup - Second Annual Cup Exhibition, Goggleworks Center for the Arts,
Reading, Pennsylvania Juror: Kurt Anderson
2016 Walking Through Glue, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
2015 Indiana University Summer Showcase, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery,
Brooklyn, NYC
Graphic Clay; A Survey of Illustrated, Painted and Innovative Surfaces, Baltimore
Clay Works, Baltimore, Maryland Juror: Jason Bige Burnett
Drink This! International Ceramic Cup Show, The Workhouse Art Center,
Lorton, Virginia Juror: Phil Rogers
Ceramic World Cup Competition, Hyart Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
2013 12 Annual National Juried Cup Competition, Kent State University,

Kent, Ohio Juror: Kirk Mangus

Residencies and Awards
2020 New Member, Art Axis: An evolving independent network of artists
Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist of 2020
Resident Artist, The Bascom: A Center for Visual Art, Highlands, North Carolina
2019 Winter Resident Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
Psychic Jacuzzi Takeover Artist, Online Fine Art Platform
Shaped Clay Award Winner, Gandee Gallery, Syracuse, New York
Juror’s Honorable Mention, Butler Arts Center, Butler, Pennsylvania
2017 Higher Education Partners Program Scholarship, Penland School of Craft,
Penland, North Carolina
Resident Artist, The Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2016 Nick’s English Hut Ceramics Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2015 Mary B Bishop and Francis S Merrit Scholarship Fund, Haystack Mountain
School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine

2010 Associate Student, Oxford University, Keble College, Oxfordshire, England

Professional Experience
2020 - Studio Manager, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri
2020 Visiting Virtual Artist,Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
Ceramic Instructor and Ceramic Technician, The Bascom: A Center for Visual
Arts, Highlands, North Carolina
Visiting Artist, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois
2019 Pottery and Foundry Technician Assistant, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, Wisconsin
2018 Visiting Artist, Iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2017 On-Stage Assistant to Malcolm Mobutu Smith,
NCECA Conference, Portland, Oregon
2017- 2015 Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2016 Visiting Artist, Depauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
2015 Studio Technician for Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine
2015-2014 Graduate Technician, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2014 Studio Assistant to Maria Dondero, Marmalade Potter, Athens, Georgia
Studio Assistant to Ron Meyers, Home Studio, Athens, Georgia

2011-2009 Studio Assistant, Good Dirt Ceramic Gallery and Studio, Athens, Georgia

Publications
2020 The Journal for Australian Ceramics, November 2020
Ceramics Arts Yearbook, Ceramics Monthly,October 2020
Ceramics Monthly, Emerging Artist Issue, May 2020
Laurel Magazine, Sharing Unique Perspectives, March 2020
Ceramics Monthly, Exposure Section, February 2020
2015 CANVAS Creative Arts Magazine, Featured Artist, Spring Issue 2015

2014 CANVAS Creative Arts Magazine, Featured Artist, Fall Issue 2014

Collections
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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