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Artist: Rob Kolhouse


Artist: Rob Kolhouse
Rob Kolhouse, VIRGINIA
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The irreverent characters on my cups are an outlet for my background in illustration as well as another side of who I am. I view the mug as a personal statement and the opportunity to express one’s self, much like a caption bubble in a cartoon. These cups are designed to take on the form of a standard comic strip pane. I use candy colored interiors to add to the playfulness of the vessel and further the personalization of each piece. Everyone has a playful side to their identity and these cups are an exploration of that.

EDUCATION
MFA 2011 – 2014 Ceramics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
BFA 2004 – 2011 Ceramics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Teaching Experience:
2015 Adjunct Faculty, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Arts 263: Introduction to Ceramics Introduction to hand building, wheel throwing, and ceramic surfacing techniques. Spring 2015
2014 Instructor of Record, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Art 2930C: Non-Major Throwing Introduction to vessel making for students not concentrating in art. Spring 2014
2013 Instructor of Record, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Art 3764C: Ceramic Sculpture 1 Introduction to Ceramic Sculpture focusing on hand building techniques. Fall 2013
Art 2757C: 3D Concepts Three dimensional design course in clay. Spring 2013
2012 Instructor of Record, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Art 2757C: 3D Concepts Three dimensional design course in clay. Fall 2012

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015 Yunomi Invitational 2015, AKAR Art|Design, Invitational, Iowa City, IA
Fabulous Figures, Clay Arts Vegas, Juried Exhibition Las Vegas, NV
Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, International Juried Exhibition, Helena, MT
2014 Cup: The Intimate Object X, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Invitational, Gainesville, FL
Spoon Me – International Spoon Show, Medalta, Juried Exhibition, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
3rd Bi-Annual Competition, Four Points Contemporary, International Juried Exhibition, Alief, TX
Cathexis, MFA Thesis Exhibtion, University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2014 Ceramic World Cup Tournament, HYART Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Madison, WI
2nd Bi-Annual Competition, Four Points Contemporary, International Juried Exhibition, Alief, TX
The Consilience of Art & Science, Pence Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Davis, CA
2013 Past, Present, Future Online Exhibition, Linus Galleries, Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
Codified III: Art + Genetics, Genetics Institute, Juried Exhibition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Cup: The Intimate Object IX, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Invitational, Gainesville, FL
School of Art and Art History Graduate Invitational II, 4Most Gallery, Invitational, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
National Student Juried Exhibition, NCECA, Juried Exhibition, Houston, TX
Reinforce and Enhance, Grinter Gallery, Invitational, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Currents “Phenomena of the End”, Focus Gallery, Juried Exhibition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2012 One Down, WARP Gallery, Invitational, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2011 Schematics, BFA Thesis Exhibition, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

HONORS & AWARDS
2014 Award of Merit, Four Points Contemporary, 3rd Bi-Annual Competition, Houston, TX
2nd Place, 2014 Ceramic World Cup Tournament, HYART Gallery, Madison, WI
Award of Excellence, Four Points Contemporary, 2nd Bi-Annual Competition, Houston, TX
2013 Codified III: Art + Genetics Materials Grant, University of Florida
Graduate Travel Grant, University of Florida, Scholarship
2010 Nick’s Bricks Holiday Award, IU, for Academic Excellence
Publications:
2014 “500 Figures in Clay Vol. 2,” Lark Books Publication, p. 90
2013 “Wearing Different Hats: The 2013 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition,” Ceramics Monthly – September 2013, pp. 51 - 55
“NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition / Biennial 2013,” NCECA Publication, p. 24
Scene Magazine – February 14, 2013, p. 11 Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, FL
Lectures and Workshops:
2014 Penland Studio Assistant, “Dinner Plans”, Elisa Di Feo, Penland, NC Penland Studio Assistant, “Figure Sculpting Intensive”, Aisha Harrison, Penland, NC
2011 New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL, Workshop for Figure Bust Techniques
2011 CMCL-C 203: Gender, Sexuality, and the Media, Investigating the Cyborg in Contemporary Figure Sculpture, Guest Speaker, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Professional Organizations:
2009 – National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Member
2013 – 2014 Fine Arts College Council, College of Fine Arts, University of Florida, Vice President
2012 – 2013 H.O.T. Clay, University of Florida, Treasurer


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