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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.

Indiana University / Master of Fine Arts - Studio Art, Ceramics
August 2014 - May 2017, Bloomington, Indiana
University of Georgia / Bachelor of Fine Arts - Studio Art, Ceramics
May 2011 - December 2013, Athens, Georgia
University of Georgia / Bachelor of Arts - Art History
May 2009 - May 2011, Athens, Georgia


CLAY AKAR Gallery / 2020 Yunomi Invitational
June 12 2020 , Iowa City, Iowa
Ceramics Monthly / 2020 Emerging Artist
May Issue 2020
Gluon Gallery / Group Show with Marshall Argenta, Emily Duke
April 2020, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Stetson University / Clay Legacies Invitational
February 17 - March 28 2020,, DeLand, Florida
The Bascom / Resident Artist
February 2020 - February 2021, Highlands North Carolina
Illinois College / Visiting Artist
February 2020, Jacksonville, Illinois
The Clay Studio of Missoula / International Cup 2020
February 7 2020 - March 6 2020, Missoula, Montanna Juror: Sunshine Cobb
Ceramics Monthly / Exposure Section: Featured Artist
February Issue 2020
Gandee Gallery / The Almighty Cup - Shaped Clay Award Winner
October 19 2019-January 12 2020, Syracuse, New York, Juror: Garth Johnson
Butler Arts Center / The Art of the Drink - Juror’s Honorable Mention
November 13-29, 2019, Butler, Pennsylvania, Juror: Yoko Sekino Bove
LUX Center for the Arts / Featured Artist
Gallery Floor, 2019, Lincoln, Nebraska
Red Lodge Clay Center / Juried National V
September 6 - September 29, 2019, Red Lodge, Montanna, Juror: Mike Helke
University of Hartford / Drink II: An Exhibition of Ceramic Drinking Vessels
August 30 - September 27, 2019, Hartford, Connecticut, Juror: Lydia Johnson
Hudgens Center for Art and Learning / Third National Juried Cup Show
May 4 2019 - July 27 2019, Atlanta, Georgia, Juror: Roberto Lugo
Penland School of Crafts / Winter Resident Artist 2019
January 2019, Penland, North Carolina
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art/ Terra Nova: 10 Years
November 2018 - October 2019, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Bredin-Lee Gallery / Kansas City Clay Guild Teabowl National 2018
October 5 - October 17, 2018, Kansas City, Missouri, Juror: Kevin Snipes
The Iowa Ceramics Center / Just Visiting - Resident Artist Alumni Group Show
August 2 - August 25, 2018, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Iowa Ceramics Center / Cayked: Imbuing Informative Ceramic Surfaces,
Visiting Artist Demonstration
May 2018, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
River Oaks Square Arts Center / 4th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and
April 6 - May 26, 2018, Alexandria, Louisiana, Juror: Sam Chung
The Clay Studio of Missoula /International Cup 2018
February 2 - February 23, 2018, Missoula, Montana, Juror : Sue Tirrell
Goggleworks Center for the Arts / The Cup - Second Annual Cup Exhibition
October 30 - November 21, 2017, Reading, Pennsylvania, Juror : Kurt Anderson
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art/ Permanent Collection
June 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Iowa Ceramics Center / Dedgie - Solo Exhibition
June 1 - June 12, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Iowa Ceramics Center / Resident Artist
May - June 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Eskenazi Museum of Art/ Arpeggiwedgie - Thesis Exhibition
April 25 - May 5, 2017, Bloomington, Indiana
The University of Montana / MFA Exhibition Online - Walking Through Glue
Spring 2016, Missoula, Montana
Grunwald Gallery /Indiana University MFA Show
Spring 2016, Bloomington, Indiana
DePauw University / Visiting and Demonstrating Artist
January 2016, Greencastle, Indiana
Fuller Gallery /In Your Skin - Group Exhibition
December 2015, Bloomington, Indiana
Fuller Gallery / Shrines - Group Exhibition
October 2015, Bloomington, Indiana
Haystack Mountain School of Craft/ Visiting Artist and Studio Technician
June 2015, Deer Isle, Maine
Haystack Mountain School of Craft / Artist Lecture
June 2015, Deer Isle, Maine
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery /Indiana University Summer Showcase
June 2015, Brooklyn, New York
Fuller Gallery / 1221:Kaolin Shadowboxing Group Show
April 2015, Bloomington, Indiana
Baltimore Clayworks Gallery / Graphic Clay; A Survey of Illustrated, Painted
and Innovative Surfaces
March 2015, Baltimore, Maryland, Juror: Jason Bige Burnett
Grunwald Gallery /Indiana University MFA Exhibition
January 2015, Bloomington, Indiana
The Workhouse Arts Center / Drink This! International Ceramic Cup Show
January 2015, Lorton, Virginia, Juror: Phil Rogers
Bloomington Clay Studio / Metal and Mud Group Show and Auction
October 2014, Bloomington, Indiana
Hyart Gallery / Ceramic World Cup Tournament
March 2014, Madison, Wisconsin Juror: Hiroko Yamada
Kent State University Galleries / Kent State University 12th Annual National
Juried Cup Show
Spring 2013, Kent, Ohio, Juror: Kirk Mangus

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts / Resident Artist, Ceramic
Instructor, Ceramic Technician
February 2020 - February 2021, Highlands, North Carolina
● Take photos and document studio activity for classes, workshops, etc for social
● Studio manager when needed
● Studio Assistant for workshops, except when scheduled to teach
● Act as a positive Bascom Ambassador during and after residency
● Open Studio Member’s creativity coach
● Seek out other opportunities to enhance The Bascom’s Ceramics Program such
as slide shows, exhibitions, artist talks, craft shows, magazine articles,
interviews, etc.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center / Pottery and Foundry Technician Assistant
February 2019 - January 2020, Kohler, Wisconsin
● Make introductions to factory personnel as necessary for the artist to develop
their projects and/or push established technologies
● Maintain work spaces as clean, orderly, and safe to the standards of Kohler Co.
as budget and time allow, with a mind toward continual improvement
● Demonstrate knowledge of safe operation of Skutt kilns, woodshop equipment
and tools including hand and power tools, and all other equipment as needed
● Maintain relevant training documents for all studio processes, equipment,
procedures, etc
● Maintain inventory of materials, tools, and equipment. Inform technician when
supplies are low or equipment needs maintenance
● Be sensitive to the production schedules, policies, systems, and personnel in
the factory; ensure that all Arts/Industry participants work within the
designated bounds
● Develop and maintain a good working relationship with factory personnel
● Work cooperatively with other Arts/Industry staff to accomplish these
responsibilities, assist in the other studio on an as-needed basis. Be familiar
with the materials and processes in both studios
● Facilitate with the packing/crating and proper storage of artists’ work.
● Maintain a sense of community and open dialogue with artists, assistants,
interns, fellows, and staff

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co./ Neapolitan Pizza Baker
May 2018 - January 2019, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
● Accurately follow formulas in the preparation of all food and dough
● Maintain and stoke fire for the wood burning oven
● Receive and organize shipment of materials
● Precisely stretch, form and bake neapolitan pizza
Colectivo Coffee Roasting, Troubadour Bakery / Artisan Bread Baker
June 2017 - May 2018, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
● Ensure that all bakery areas and equipment are safe and sanitary in accordance
with food handling procedures; keep area clean throughout shift and follow
cleaning procedures at end of shift.
● Accurately follow formulas in the preparation of all dough
● Precisely scale, shape and score loaves. Assure finished baked products meet
quality standards.
● Maintain correct inventory, recommend replenishment orders and properly
store, date and rotate inventory items.
● Organize ingredient storage and all supplies and equipment.
● Work on the table to hand shape dough to specification.
● Review production schedules to determine variety and quantity of goods to
bake and to assemble supplies and equipment needed for daily baking activity.
Indiana University / Associate Instructor, Foundations Studio Art and
Ceramics Studio Art
May 2015 - May 2017, Bloomington, Indiana
● Lead critical discussions and evaluations of fine art created by Indiana
University students
● Construct lectures that cover a basic understanding of Art History from
Paleolithic to Contemporary Art
● Provide a museum tour for students at the Eskenazi Museum of Art
● Discuss color theory, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design,
performance and digital art
● Operate and fire both electric and gas kilns for ceramic work made by students
● Calculate and mix various ceramic glazes for student use
● Discuss chemical, pyrometric and geologic variables that can later be
deciphered through the clay making process
● Demonstrate basic hand-building, glazing and wheel-throwing techniques for
students to execute themselves
● Lead critical discussions and evaluations of ceramic art history, as well as place
where student work situates itself within the ceramic continuum.
Indiana University / Graduate Assistant
August 2014 - May 2015, Bloomington, Indiana
● Conducted electric and mechanical maintenance of ceramic equipment
between the Indiana University Fine Arts building and the Indiana University
Art Annex studio
● Formulated and mixed glazes for introductory ceramic courses
● Organize and fill inventory of raw clay materials for Indiana University
graduate students and introductory ceramic courses
Marmalade Pottery / Studio Assistant
March 2013 & January 2014, Athens, Georgia
● Formulated and mixed various ceramic glazes for Visual Artist Maria Dondero
● Reconstituted and recycled earthenware clay for throwing on the potter’s

Ron Meyers Home Studio / Studio Assistant
March 2012 - January 2014, Athens, Georgia
● Mechanical repair of ceramic equipment
● Prepared, load, operate and unloaded Ratagama wood kiln
● Organize inventory of ceramic material
Good Dirt Ceramic Gallery and Studio / Studio Technician and Instructor
May 2009 - May 2011, Athens, Georgia
● Formulated and mixed various ceramic glazes
● Prepared, operated and unloaded electric and gas ceramic kilns
● Organized Inventory of raw ceramic materials
● Led pottery wheel and hand-building events for various age groups
● Oversaw and handled contemporary ceramic art for the front gallery

Awards Penland School of Crafts Summer 2017 Higher Education Partners Program

Penland School of Crafts
June 2017, Penland, North Carolina
Assistantto Demonstrating Artist Malcolm Mobutu Smith / NCECA
Conference 2017
March 2017, Portland, Oregon
Nick’s English Hut Ceramics Award /Indiana University School of Art and
December 2016, Bloomington, Indiana
Mary B. Bishop and Francis S. Merrit Scholarship Fund / Haystack Mountain
School of Craft
Summer 2015, Deer Isle, Maine
Featured Artist/ CANVAS Creative Arts Magazine
Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Bloomington, Indiana
Associate Student / Oxford University, Keble College
August 2010 - December 2010, Oxfordshire, England
University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University / HOPE Scholarship
August 2007 - May 2011, Athens & Statesboro, Georgia

Microsoft Office, Image Editing with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom

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