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Artist: Sam Chumley


Sam Chumley
Sam Chumley, TENNESSEE
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ARTIST STATEMENT:
I see pottery as a medium that is familiar and approachable cross culturally, and therefore provides a solid platform to express ideas to an audience. The imagery I utilize references the stylistic elements of traditional tattoos with dense, vivid tones and bold lines. I allow the user to bring their own associations to my pots. Whether the viewer chooses to see playfulness, repulsion, angst, or any other associations, I hope to instill a sense of energetic boldness. I hope
that through the use of these pots, the user has a moment to reflect and absorb this sense of boldness into their daily life.

 

EDUCATION
2020 MFA (candidate) – Ceramics, Ball State University. Muncie, Indiana
2017 BFA - Ceramics, Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, Indiana
2011 BA – Writing, Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, Indiana


EXHIBITIONS
2020 Yunomi Invitational, Clay Akar, Iowa City, Iowa
Delectable: The Fine Art of Dining, The Art Student League of Denver, Denver, Colorado. Juried by Liz Zlot Summerfield
Last Call V, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee. Juried by Naomi Clement
Invitational Cup Show, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Twin Cups, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, Missouri
The Cup Invitational, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
Paper and Clay, Utah State University Caine College of the Arts, Logan, Utah. Juried by Jessica Brandl
2019 Raise A Toast, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois. Juried by Mark Arnold
The Cup The Mug, Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs New York.
State of Clay Indiana, Purdue Fort Wayne Visual Arts Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Juried by Ted Neal
Working Pots, James May Gallery, Algoma, Wisconsin. Juried by Nick Devries
Last Call IV, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee. Juried by Carol Epp
Think Outside the Jar: 100 Years, 100 Artists, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition,
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Curated by AMACO
2018 Serving: Ice Cream, Made in Muncie Pottery, Muncie, Indiana
First and Second Year MFA Candidate Showcase, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Ceramicidal Tendencies: The Intersection of Punk and Clay. Concurrent Exhibition with the National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Cup The Mug, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs New York. Juried by Melissa Weiss
Cup IV: Vessel, Icon, Canvas, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia Missouri. Juried by Ayumi Horie
Pots Save America, Indy Clay Co-Op Gallery, Indianapolis Indiana. Invitation
2017 The Cup, The Mug, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs New York. Juried by Peter Pincus
Annual Holiday Show Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville Illinois. Invitational
Images on Clay Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas Nevada. Juried by Jason Burnett
Juried Student Exhibition Indiana University Southeast, New Albany Indiana
Bread and Roses: Recent Works from Indiana University Southeast Ceramics, The Arts Council, New Albany, Indiana
2016 Ten Four: Curated Cargo, Exhibition of 2017 Indiana University Southeast Graduating BA and BFA Students, 24’ Budget Rental Box Truck, New Albany, Indiana (mobile show with two locations)
Out of the Ashes, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida. Juried by Matt Schiemann
Surface: Beyond the Form, AA Clay Studio and Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky
Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska. Juried by Shoko Teruyama
Drink Me: Cups, Mugs and Tumblers, Mariani Gallery. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Juried by Sebastian Moh
IUS Student Juried Exhibition, Barr Gallery. Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, Indiana
Connect, Blackburn Gallery, Mary Anderson Art Center. Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
Organized by Indiana University Southeast Ceramics Program
2015 Sam Chumley and Michael Kopp, SpaceLab, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
2014 IUS Student Juried Exhibition, Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany,Indiana
2011 IUS Student Juried Exhibition, Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana


RESIDENCIES
2019 Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, January 6-12
Academic Research/Presentations
2016 “Ceramics of Monte Alban and the Zapotec Culture”, Undergraduate Research Conference, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
2011 “Street Art: Evolving in Context”, Undergraduate Research Conference, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana


SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS
2019 Aspire Travel Grant, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
2018 Friends of Arrowmont Scholarship, 3rd Figurative Association Symposium. Gatlinburg, Tennessee Arrowmont
University Fellowship. Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
2016 Rebecca Jennings Scholarship. Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
2014 Undergraduate Creative Research Fellowship Grant: Clay Body Formulas for Wood
Firing. Under guidance of Chanda Zea. Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

AWARDS
2017 Juror’s Choice Award. The Cup, The Mug, Mainstreet Arts Juried by Peter Pincus
2016 Studio Award: Ceramics. Indiana University Southeast Student Juried Exhibition, Barr
Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
Outstanding Oral Presentation Award: “Ceramics of Monte Alban and the Zapotec Culture”, Undergraduate Research Conference, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
2014 Studio Award: Ceramics. Indiana University Southeast Student Juried Exhibition, Barr
Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
2011 Fundamental Studio Award: Drawing. Indiana University Southeast Student Juried
Exhibition, Barr Gallery. Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, Indiana
Outstanding Oral Presentation Award: “Street Art: Evolving in Context”, Undergraduate Research Conference. Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, Indiana

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS
Arrowmont Blog, “Arrowmont Fires New Kiln” August 22nd , 2017,
https://www.arrowmont.org/arrowmont-fires-new-kiln/
News and Tribune, “Beauty in Work” January 19 th , 2017,
http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/beauty-in-work-bread-and-roses-exhibit-at-
arts-council/article_d4066116-dde7-11e6-87ed-97be6e2ee83d.html
Studio Potter “Pots for Membership featured artist” August 2017

WORKSHOPS/LECTURES
(attendee) 2019 Kensuke Yamada, Artist Workshop, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
2018 National Figurative Association Symposium, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Fascinating World of Fabrication, Workshop with David Jones, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Jason Burnett: Graphic Clay, Artist Workshop, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Gabriel Craig: Hot Forging with Bronze and Copper, Artist Workshop, Ball State
University, Muncie, Indiana
Harris Deller: Form and Surface, Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Ball State
University, Muncie, Indiana
2017 Seth Green: Visiting Artist Workshop, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Artist Presentation: Sam Chumley: First Year MFA Candidate Presentation, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
2016 Malcom Mobutu Smith: Visiting Artist Workshop, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
Martha Grover: Visiting Artist Workshop, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
Artist Presentation: Sam Chumley: Spheres of Influence, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
Chase Gamblin: Visiting Artist Workshop, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
2014 Art History Lecture: Sam Chumley: Body Adornment, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
Kristen Kieffer: Artist Lecture, Mount St. Francis, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Adam Field: Artist Lecture, Mount St. Francis, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Matt Long: Artist Lecture, Mount St. Francis, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
2013 Theo Uliano: Visiting Artist Workshop, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019 Firing the Train Kiln, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, workshop assistant to Jason Hess.
Indiana Potters conference, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Studio Assistant to Jessica Calderwood, Muncie, Indiana
2018 Wood Firing Intensive: Exploring Regular and Reduction Cooled Processes, Arrowmont
School of Arts and Crafts, workshop assistant to Ted Neal
National Council for Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania
2017 Inaugural firing of Arrowmont train kiln with Ted Neal
National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference Portland, Oregon
2016 Methods and Techniques for Applying Imagery on Clay: Workshop with Sam Chumley,
Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference Kansas City, Missouri
2015 National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference Providence, Rhode Island
2014 National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference Milwaukee, Wisconsin


TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
2019 Ceramics Studio Technician for Ball State University
Assisted Construction of Soda Kiln, Ted Neal, Fort Collins Colorado
Assisted Construction of Train Kiln, Ted Neal, Fort Collins, Colorado
2018 Ceramics Studio Technician for Ball State University
Assisted construction of sprung arch wood kiln, Ted Neal, Woodstock, Virginia
2017 Ceramics Studio Technician for Ball State University
Assisted construction of Ball State mini train kiln, Ted Neal, Muncie, Indiana
Assisted construction of Ball State salt kiln, Ted Neal, Muncie, Indiana

2016 Assisted with Indiana University Southeast soda kiln construction
2014 – 2016 Coordinated semester firings of Indiana University Southeast Anagama
2013 Assisted with Indiana University Southeast Anagama kiln construction
Teaching Experience
2020 Introduction to Ceramics, Spring Semester, Ball State University
2019 Ceramics: Throwing 1,2,3 (stacked course) Fall Semester, Ball State University
Introduction to Ceramics, Spring Semester, Ball State University
2018 Teaching Assistant to Ted Neal, Intro to Wheel Throwing, Ball State University
Teaching Assistant to Vance Bell, Intro to Ceramics, Ball State University
2017 Teaching Assistant to Ted Neal, Intro to Ceramics, Ball State University
Teaching Assistant to Ted Neal, Wheel Throwing 1,2,3 (stacked course), Ball State University

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Electric kiln programming, firing, maintenance and repair, kiln building, reduction gas firing of cross draft, updraft and downdraft kilns, wood, soda, and salt kiln firing, pottery wheel maintenance and repair, clay materials stocking, clay and glaze mixing, clay body formulation, glaze calculation, wheel throwing and hand-building processes, intaglio print processes, silk screen processing, screen printing with ceramic materials, welding, soldering, brazing, hot
forging, metal forming, metal casting, ferrous and non-ferrous metal processes, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom experience, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint experience, photographic documentation, gallery installation and lighting power tool operation, hydraulic and manual wood splitting, chainsaw operation, skid steer operation


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