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Artist: Theo Uliano


Artist: Theo Uliano
Theo Uliano, PENNSYLVANIA
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My work is always in transition.

I am currently exploring the vessel and plate form - with gestural curves and lumps and formed through naïve or clumsy building methods. The surfaces are pocked with expressive underglaze paintings, drawings, scratches, and other marks. My forms often
change from functional to sculptural and the drawings flow from representational to abstract. The vessel and painting are the only constants through my disjointed working methods, tangled subject matter, and my inability to commit to one expressive format, be it utility or autonomy.

I use pottery and the vessel as a universal entry point to the ideas represented on the surfaces of my work. I choose to work with the vessel and in a craft material (clay) for its history and material iconography (baggage). The surface paintings can be simple narratives that are derived from my everyday life, or gestural and intuitive expressions of emotion and material.

The combination of naive illustrations, expressive mark making, gold and silver luster, and gooey glaze on the pots are used to make them trite, cliché or obnoxious. Some surfaces are cute and some sinister, some can be taken at face value and some are
subversive. I want this representation of daily life and my experience to be complete with all of its fashions, failures, fractures, and fleeting anecdotes.

CURRENT
Adjunct Professor of Art in Ceramics, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA.

Adjunct Professor of Art in Ceramics, Arcadia University, Glenside PA

Adjunct Professor of Art in Ceramics, The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ

Adjunct Professor of Art in Sculpture, Middlesex County College, Edison NJ.

PRIOR
Senior Studio Technician, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA.
Teaching Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA

EDUCATION
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA MFA; May 2011, Ceramics

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA BFA; May 2007 Ceramics

TEACHING (UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, AND WORKSHOPS)
2017
Adjunct Professor of Art in Ceramics, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA.

Adjunct Professor of Art in Ceramics, Arcadia University, Glenside PA

Adjunct Professor of Art in Ceramics, The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ

Adjunct Professor of Art in Sculpture, Middlesex County College, Edison NJ.

2016
Middlesex County College, Adjunct Professor of Art: Sculpture, Edison NJ

Middlesex County College, Adjunct Professor of Art: Ceramics, Edison NJ

Tyler School of Art, Adjunct Professor of Art: Ceramics, Philadelphia PA

The Clay Studio, Advanced Wheel Throwing, Philadelphia PA

2015
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Adjunct professor of Art: Ceramics, Philadelphia PA

Middlesex County College, Adjunct Professor of Art: Ceramics, Edison NJ

The Potters Council Conference, Crackpots, San Diego CA

The Clay Studio, Advanced Techniques in firing Digitally controlled electric kilns,
Philadelphia PA

2014
Middlesex College, Adjunct Professor of Art: Ceramics, Edison NJ

Northern Clay Center, Artist Workshop - Storytelling through imagery on vessels, Minneapolis MN

University of Indiana Southeast, Expression Through Surface, New Albany IN

The Clay Studio, Instructor – Wheel throwing concentration 1, Philadelphia PA

Kutztown University, Clay and Computers, Kutztown University, Kutztown PA

The Long Beach Island Foundation; Do You, 5 day workshop, Long beach Island NJ.

The Clay Studio Workshop; All About Electric Kilns: programming, firing, and maintenance. Philadelphia PA

2013
Middlesex College, Adjunct Professor of Art: Ceramics, Edison NJ

The Clay Studio, Instructor – Fall session Introduction & Intermediate wheel throwing

The Clay Studio, Instructor – summer session General Pottery

The Clay Studio, Instructor - spring session Intermediate and Advanced Wheel Throwing.

The Clay Studio, Workshop instructor, Prose on Pots

Kutztown University, Workshop Instructor, Underglaze surfaces and decals

2012 Visiting Artist (1 week), lecturer, demonstrator, Kutztown University Ceramics

2011 Tyler school of Art - Teacher of Record/Adjunct Beginning Ceramics,

LECTURES
2015
West Chester University, lecture on work made abroad, West Chester PA

NCECA Expo, Content and Context, Providence RI

The Potters Council Conference: Narrative: Form and Surface, San Diego CA

2014
Northern Clay Center, Put that weird stuff on pots, Minneapolis MN.

National Art Education Association (NAEA) featured Artist and Presenter, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown PA.

University of Indiana Southeast, Invited Lecturer & Demonstrator, New Albany IN.

2013 Kutztown University, Invited Lecturer and Presenter for Craft Major’s and Craft Faculty annual dinner. Kutztown PA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Theo Uliano, No Merci'/No Merci, SAC, Boston MA 

2015 Theo Uliano, Flat, Atelier Marshal, Cannes France

2014
Theo Uliano, Space Lab Gallery, University of Indian Southeast. New Albany IN

Theo Uliano, Containers with Content: Long Beach Island Foundation, Long Beach Island NJ.

New work, The Clay Studio Shop, The Clay Studio. Philadelphia PA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2017
AKAR, Yunomi Invitational, Iowa City IA
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA
AKAR, Americano Invitational, Iowa City IA
NCECA, Speedball Exhibition (EXPO), Portland OR
The Clay Studio, Heirloom, Philadelphia PA
NCECA, The Clay Studio, Small favors, Portland OR
2016
Pearlstein Gallery, Makers and Mentors, Drexel University, Phila PA
NCECA conference, Speedball Art products, Expo Center Kansas City, MO
The Nevica Project Gallery, Kansas City. MO
The Clay Studio, Small Favors, Philadelphia PA

2015
Aqui Saim Bien, Exhibition International, Antibes France
West Chester University Gallery, Press, Pull, Push, West Chester PA
Parc d'Expositions Office Des Changes, Casablanca Morocco
Practice Gallery, Shark, Philadelphia PA
The Clay Studio, Small Favors, Philadelphia PA
The Potters Council Conference, San Diego CA
NCECA/The Clay Studio EXPO, Providence RI
A.I.R.-Vallauris, Deux Vallons Vallauris France
The Clay Studio, Eroticlay Invitational, Philadelphia PA

2014
The Clay Studio, Gifted, Philadelphia PA
Urban Mug Assault, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
Engage, (International Invitational), Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown PA
Twentieth National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo TX
American Pottery Festival (APF), Northern Clay Center Minneapolis MN
50 years - National Invitational Exhibition, The Potters Guild of Wallingford. The Duke Gallery PA
Mug Shots, National Juried Cup Exhibition, Lux Center for the arts. Lincoln NE
Small Favors IX, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
Warm and Fuzzy, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
Craftboston Holiday Exhibition 2014, Boston MA
Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show, Lorton Arts Foundation, Lorton VA.
Ceramic World Cup; HYART Gallery, Madison WI.

2013
The Clay Studio, Gifted, Philadelphia PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Annual Contemporary Craft Show, Exhibitor; Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia PA
The Clay Studio, Small Favors, Philadelphia PA
Lisa Naples Annual Open Studio, Invited exhibitor, Doylestown PA

2012
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show (represented by Kutztown university), Philadelphia PA
The Clay Studio, Guerilla Mug Assault, Philadelphia PA
The Clay Studio, Small Favors, Philadelphia PA

2011
Temple Gallery, Don’t Tear Your Hair Out, MFA Exhibition Philadelphia PA
Ice Box Gallery, Woot, Crane Arts, Philadelphia PA

2010
Little Berlin Gallery, Zodiac Down (traveling show), Philadelphia PA
Stella Elkins Gallery, Zodiac Down (traveling show), Philadelphia PA
NCECA, Convergence, Stella Elkins Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2009 950Mode, Philadelphia Sculptors, Philadelphia PA

2008
Mixed Media Gallery; Mermaid, Doylestown PA
Super Bowls, Charity Benefit for Opportunity House, Reading PA

2007 Eckhaus Gallery, Functional Forms, Kutztown PA

Season Gates Gallery, Selected, Lahaska PA

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
The Clay Studio – Philadelphia Pa
The Nevica Project – Chicago IL

AWARDS
2017 Professors who make a difference Award, Project Connections, Middlesex College, Edison NJ

2015 Ceramics Monthly, Emerging Artist 2015, Cleveland OH

2011
Deans Grant, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA
Project Completion Grant, Temple University Graduate School, Philadelphia PA

2009 – 2010 Awarded 1.25 year full scholarship and stipend for graduate studies, Tyler School of Art

RESIDENCIES
2015 Artist in Residence, A.I.R.-Vallauris, Vallauris France

2012 Visiting Artist and Lecturer; Kutztown University, 7 day full residence

2008 Artist in Residence; Kutztown University, November 2007 to April 2008

ENDORSEMENT/SPONSORSHIP
Speedball Art Product Co – glazes and underglazes, tools and equipment
(speedballart.com)

PRESS (SELECTED)
Art Maze Magazine: January 2017, interview. London .England
The Potterscast: Theo Uliano (podcast) www.thepotterscast.com, 2016
I Heart Magazine: November 2016. Paris ,France
Ceramics Monthly: May 2015, Emerging Artist 2015
Ceramics Monthly: October 2014, Exposure, page 6.
Ceramics Monthly: November 2013 , Ceramics Yearbook; Transitions, page 36.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
College Art Association (CAA)
National Council on the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
The Potters Council
Artaxis.org

RELATED TECHNICAL SKILLS
All phases of the ceramic process: Large and small scale wheel throwing, hand building, molds, slip casting, clay and glaze chemistry and formulation, kiln design, building, and firing (electric, wood, gas, raku)

3-D fabrication and rapid prototyping, CNC (plaster milling) 3-D printing in ceramic
media
Wood/furniture: Design, building and joining techniques, highly experienced in all wood
fabrication machinery and tools

Sculpture: Metal Fab, Concrete and Masonry materials, plastics, plaster, foam and
numerous mold making processes

Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Etching, Screen Printing

Highly experienced in Studio Art equipment operation, maintenance, repair and
fabrication, repair of all types of electric (digital and Manual), gas, and wood kilns.

High level of mechanical aptitude and experience in multiple fields

Highly experienced in a wide range of construction/fabrication practices

Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Excel, Power point, Quickbooks, Canvas, Mac and PC


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