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Artist: Shanna Fliegel


Artist: Shanna Fliegel
Shanna Fliegel, MONTANA
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Still life images of drawn animals, people, and other illustrations on a variety of ceramic forms represent the dynamics of relationships and carry meaning through human desire to anthropomorphize and relate to animals. Vessel forms such as teapots, cups, platters, jars, and bottles possess a strong predisposition to carry the narrative quality of the images by virtue of their functionality, tactility, and dimensionality. The role of function in this case allows a more intimate and active involvement to develop with the drawings, helping to acquaint the user with the images overtime with each use.

EDUCATION
2008
MFA Studio Art: Ceramics, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2001
BFA Studio Art: Ceramics, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010-present
Assistant Professor - Ceramics, Montana State University Billings, MT
Full time appointment, teach ARTZ 131.001 & 131.002 Ceramics for Non-Art Majors;
ARTZ 231, 331, & 441: Ceramics I, II, and III, ARTZ 409: Resume, Artist Statement;
Potters’ Guild Advisor, work study student supervisor, and technician for studio
2008-2010
Ceramics Instructor, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2007-2008
Instructor of Record, Art 112A Drawing, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2007
Ceramics Instructor, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, IL, Summer Program
Instructor of Record, Art 112D Three Dimensional Design, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2006
Instructor of Record, Art 202 Ceramics, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Instructor of Record, Art 202 Ceramics, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2005
Art Instructor, Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY
Ceramics Instructor, Manhattan Youth After-School IS-89, NY, NY
2003
Ceramics Instructor, La Mano Pottery, NY, NY
2001
Teacher’s Assistant, Lenape Valley Regional High School, Stanhope, NJ

WORK EXPERIENCE
2005
Shop Technician, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2001
Group Leader, New Dominion Wilderness Therapy School, Dillwyn, VA

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Summer 2012
Artists Invite Artists, On, Around and Through: Investigations in Drawing and Clay Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME. (A two-week residency)
Summer 2010
Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2008 - 2010
Artist-in-Residence, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2004 - 2006
Resident Studio Assistant, Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY
2002 - 2003
Artist-in-Residence, Cub Creek Foundation, Appomattox, VA

SOLO EXHIBITION RECORD
2012
Evidence, Concurrent Independent Exhibition, Seattle Design Center, NCECA 2012, Seattle, WA.
Featured Artist, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT.
2011
Notion of Home, Hammond Museum. North Salem, NY.
2010
Function to Fiction, Gandee Gallery. Fabius, NY.
Featured Artist, 18 Hands Gallery. Houston, TX.
2009
Artifacts of Circumstance, The Choy Gallery, Clay Art Center. Port Chester, NY.
The Impulse to Chronicle, Brunswick Academy, Brunswick School Art Gallery. Greenwich, CT.
2008
MFA Thesis Show: Evidence of Inhabiting Daydreams, Edwardsville Arts Center. Edwardsville, IL.
2005
Farewell, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery. NY, NY
2001
B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Zirkle House Galleries, James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Small Favors VII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Figure it Out, Clay Art Center, The Choy Gallery, Port Chester, NY.
By Design, Carnivalesque, Custer County Art & Heritage Center, Miles City, MT.
Yunomi, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa.
Cub Creek Traveling Exhibition, Earlham College, IN and Juniata College, PA.
2011
Montana Clay Invitational Exhibition: “Persistence in Clay: Contemporary Ceramics in Montana”, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT, a traveling exhibition: Crossroad Art Center, Baker, OR, the
Nicolaysen, Casper, WY and Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID.
Bray Exhibition, NCECA 2011, Tampa, FL.
Montana Clay Show, NCECA 2011, St. Petersburg Clay Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.
NCECA Expo, 18 Hands Gallery, Tampa, FL.
La Mesa Exhibition, hosted by Santa Fe Clay, NCECA 2011, Tampa, FL.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.
2010
Our Cups Runneth Over, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. (invitational)
Little Art Show, Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT.
Rogue Gallery, Billings, MT.
Faculty Exhibition, Northcutt Steele Gallery, MSU-Billings, MT.
Liquid Measures, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL.
Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection, Kolva Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA.
Cub Creek, The Coe College Exhibition, Cedar Rapids, IA
Encore, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.
Resident Artist Exhibition, Bray Warehouse Gallery, Helena, MT.
NCECA Expo, 18 Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Featured Artist, shopSPACE Gallery, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT.
Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Philadelphia, PA.
Juror: Susan Tunick. (Awarded Best in Show)
Earth Matters, NCECA Invitational. Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design.
Philadelphia, PA.
Exploring Media, University Art Gallery. Western Illinois University. Macomb, IL.
Curator: Tim Waldrop.
2009
Where the Wild Things Are, Red Star Studios. Kansas City, KS.
Home Sweet Home, Pelham Art Center. Pelham, NY. Curator: Leigh Taylor Mickelson
Holiday Show 09, Gandee Gallery. Fabius, NY.
More Than Skin Deep, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery. Baltimore, MD. (invitational)
Drawn and Created, Lillstreet Art Center. Chicago, IL. Curator: Jayson Lawfer. (invitational)
All Forms, Gandee Gallery. Fabius, NY. Curator: Jen Gandee (invitational)
NCECA Clay National Biennial, The Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics
Research Center, Phoenix, AZ. Jurors: Chris Staley, Jeanne Quinn, Christy Johnson
Potters as Sculptors, Sculptors as Potters, Mesa Community College, Phoenix, AZ. Curator: Jim
Ibur (invitational)
Undercover, Clay Art Center. Port Chester, NY. Curator: Leigh Taylor Mickelson (invitational)
Eat Clay or Die!, Greenwich House Pottery. NY, NY. Curator: Susanah Tisue (invitational)
2008
Winterfest, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD. (invitational)
Transformations: 6x6, The Clay Art Center, NY. Curator: Leigh Taylor Mickelson (invitational)
Terra Forma: Perspectives in Clay, Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Valhalla,
NY. Curator: Matt Ferranto. (invitational)
Our Cups Runneth Over, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. Curator: Fabio J.
Fernández and Beth Gerstein. (invitational)
National Cup Show, Barrett Clay Works, Poughkeepsie, NY. Juror: Leslie Ferrin
Birth of a Notion, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA. (invitational)
2008 SIUE Student Arts Competition, Morris University Center Gallery, Southern Illinois
University, Edwardsville Jurors: Thad Duhigg, Barbara Nawacha, Brigham Dimick
Varsity Art XII, St. Louis, MO, Art St. Louis. Selected by art faculty at SIUE to represent the
graduate program
22nd Annual International Juried Show, Summit, NJ Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Juror: Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art
2nd Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition, St. Paul, MN Concordia Gallery
Jurors: Kate Maury, Marko Fields, and Keith J. Williams
Another Cup? Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD. Juror: Deborah Bedwell
NCECA 2008 Regional Student Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA. Jurors:
Alleghany Meadows and Kristen Kieffer. Muddy Elbows Soldner Award.
2007
The Pulp and Pigment Project, drawings, St. Louis, MO, Fort Gondo Gallery Juror: Brigham Dimick
3rd Annual UAM National Juried Cup Show, Monticello, Arkansas, University of Arkansas Juror: Conner Burns
Small Rays of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea, Rhonda Schaller Gallery, NY, NY. (juried)
Gulf Coast Community College First Annual Cup Show, Panama City, FL. Jurors: Jeremy Randall and Sarah Panzarella
Craftforms 2007, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Juror: Mark Richard Leach, Founding Director and Chief Curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design
Fabulous Finishes, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn, NY (juried)
Art Outside 2007, St. Louis, MO (juried)
Art East, Edwardsville, IL
22ND Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition and Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the
Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL, Catalog (juried)
A Sense of Place 2007, National Juried Fine Art Competition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art,
Anton Gallery, Augusta, GA, Juror: Gail Enns
1830 Degrees: Contemporary Expressions in Clay, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
(juried)
2007 National Juried Cup Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent State University, OH Juror: Bill Jones
National Juried/Invitational Cup Show, Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA, Juror: Deborah Sigel
Emerging Potters Exhibition, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA, Jurors: Irina Okula and Richard Aerni
Biennial Exhibition of Functional Ceramics, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT Juror: Val Cushing
Honorable Mention
A Twist on Tradition, Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA Juror: Tim Glotzbach
Art of Tea, Fawn Ceramics and Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (invitational)
Sprung, Jefferson Underground, St. Louis (juried)
Clay: Applied Art vs. Fine Art? Gloria Kennedy Gallery, D.U.M.BO. Brooklyn, NY (juried)
Annual Graduate Art Exhibition, New Wagner Art Gallery, Southern Illinois
University, Edwardsville (juried)
Emerging Excellence: 13 Regional University Programs, Louisville, KY NCECA (juried)
2006
Handmade for the Holidays, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, Oregon. (juried)
8 Fluid Ounces II-A National Juried/Invitational Ceramic Cup Exhibition, Alfred C. Glassell Jr.
Exhibition Gallery, Louisiana State University, LO, Juror: Michaelene Walsh
North American Graduate Art Survey, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, MN
Juror: Diane Mullins, Wisman Art Museum, Minneapolis.
Unrestricted, Klein Family Gallery, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL (juried)
Mexica 2006: Perspectives on a Cross-Cultural Experience, New Wagner Art Gallery, Southern
Illinois University, Edwardsville
Annual Graduate Art Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (juried)
Bound and Wound, Fort Gondo, St. Louis, MO
Interchange, Montiminy Gallery, Columbia, MO (invitational)
Belleville Art Fusion Show, Belleville, IL (juried)
SIUE: Spanning the Ceramic Spectrum, Greenville, IL (invitational)
2005
Winterfest, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD (invitational)
Ceramic Art Exhibition, Gallery International, Baltimore, MD. Jurors: Ron Lang and
Adelaide Paul. Purchase Award, Juror’s Choice Award.
Exhibition: Common Ground: A Showcase of National Ceramics-in- Residence, Leedy-
Made in Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY (invitational)
Peter’s Valley 23rd Annual Craft Fair, Sussex County, NJ (juried)
Instructor’s Show, La Mano Gallery, NY, NY (invitational)
2003
Peter’s Valley 22nd Annual Craft Fair, Sussex County, NJ (juried)
Heart of Virginia Craft Show, Farmville, VA
2000
Juried Undergraduate Show, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Award of Recognition
1999
Freshman and Sophomore Exhibition, Zirkle House Galleries, James Madison University

AWARDS
2012
Faculty Development Award, $1400.00.
Awarded by Provost’s Office, MSU Billings.
2011
Faculty Development Award, $1800.00. Awarded by Provost’s Office, MSU Billings.
CARE Grant. $3141.00. Awarded for personal research on paperclay, MSU Billings.
2010
Best in Show, Tell-Tale Tiles and Fractured Fantasies, Philadelphia, PA.
Recipient of the Community Outreach Fellowship, Clay Art Center, NY.
2009
The Elaine Hoffman Rattet Grant, $1200.00, Clay Art Center, NY. Awarded annually to an artist who demonstrates passion and commitment to their work.
2008
Cup of Merit Award, NCECA
Muddy Elbows Soldner Mixer Award, RSJE Exhibition, NCECA
Graduate Travel Grant, $400.00, Awarded for exhibition participation
2007
Graduate Travel Grant, $550.00 Awarded for Study Abroad
Honorable Mention, Biennial Exhibition of Functional Ceramics, Guilford Art Center, CT
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Spring and Fall Semesters
2006
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Summer and Fall Semesters
Martha Holden Award, Annual Graduate Art Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, IL
Pullman Scholarship, Awarded for Study Abroad
Graduate Travel Grant, $500.00, Awarded for Study Abroad
2005
Competitive Graduate Award, $8000.00, Awarded for Academic Merit, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Graduate Assistantship, Shop Technician, Summer Semester
Purchase Award and Juror’s Choice Award, Gallery International, MD
2000
Art Achievement Award, James Madison University, VA
Art Recognition Award/ Scholarship, James Madison University, VA
Peters Valley Scholarship, Peter’s Valley Craft Education Center, NJ
1999
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and The Golden Key National Honor Society

ONLINE PUIBLICATIONS
www.artaxis.org: An Evolving Independent Network of Artists, (Juried)
www.artistswhoteach.org
www.artslant.com

PUBLICATIONS
“44th NCECA 2010 at Philadelphia,” Dao Clayform.
“NCECA 2009 Clay Biennial,” Clay Times, July/August 2009, 6.
“2009 Emerging Artists,” Ceramics Monthly, May 2009, 56.
“Birth of a Notion,” Ceramics Monthly Upfront, March 2009, 20.
“The MFA Factor: Volume 2,” Ceramics Monthly, October 2007, 36-39.
Bennett, Lennie, “Redefining the Norm,” St. Petersburg Times, April 27, 2006, 18.
Hill, Steven, "Common Ground: A Showcase of National Ceramics Artists in Residence,” Ceramics Monthly, January, 2006, 34-39.
Denton, Chad, “Ceramic Pros Impact Appomattox Middle Schools,” Appomattox-Times Virginian, June 18, 2003, 2.
Parker, Matt, “Art and Soul,” The Breeze, April 5, 2001, 1.

RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY
2007
Heredia, Costa Rica: Intercultural Language Program, Research in Indigenous Ceramics,
Research in Photography
2006
Oaxaca State, Mexico: Ceramics and Textiles Study Abroad Program, Southern Illinois
University, Edwardsville

MEMBERSHIPS
The College Art Association, 2007-2009
The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, 2000- 2012
The Wagner Potter’s Association, 2005-08, Treasurer 2007

GUEST LECTURES/WORKSHOPS
2011
MSU Billings Art Annex, Billings, MT (afternoon soda-firing and glazing workshop with Bridger High
School Students)
2010
Pelham Middle School, Pelham, NY (two-day career building workshop)
Peter’s Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ (two-day workshop)
Glassel School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX (two-day workshop)
2009
Pawling Central School District, Pawling, NY (conducted day-long ceramic training for teachers)
Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY (visiting artist workshop)
2008
Westchester County Community College, Valhalla, NY (gallery talk)
St. Louis Community College, Meramec, St. Louis, MO (three-day workshop)
2004
Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY (glaze-techniques and tool-making)
2003
Longwood College, Farmville, VA (hand building and firing techniques)
Appomattox Middle School, Appomattox, VA (6 - 8 grade; conducted a collaborative hand painted wall tile project to be permanently installed)
Prince Edward Middle School, Farmville, VA (throwing and hand building techniques)

COLLECTIONS
2012
Colorado State University, CO.
2010
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2005
Gallery International, Baltimore, MD
2003
Cub Creek Foundation, Appomattox, VA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT.
Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY.
Toucan Gallery, Billings, MT.
18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX.


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