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Artist: Zach Tate


Zach Tate
Zach Tate, MICHIGAN
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EDUCATION
 MFA Ceramics. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2013
 BFA Ceramics. Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 2008

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 Professor, Ceramics: Northwestern Michigan University, Traverse City MI, 2019-Current
 Visiting Professor, Sculpture: Indiana University, South Bend, IN, 2019
 Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation: Indiana University, South Bend, IN, 2013-2018
 Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Seminar: Ceramics and Sculpture, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2014-2018
 Visiting Lecturer, Undergraduate Ceramics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN,
2014-2018
 Instructor, 3D Design, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2013
 Instructor, Introduction to Wheel Throwing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2011- 2013
 Instructor, Life Drawing, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2012
 Instructor, Art Appreciation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2010-2011
 Continuing Education Instructor, Photography and Ceramics: Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO, 2008-2009

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE
 Facilities Coordinator, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 2014-2018
 Studio Technician, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN 2013-2014
 Ceramics Technician, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2010-2013
 Woodshop Technician, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2011-2012
 Ceramic Studio Technician: Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark, 2010

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
 NCECA Director At Large, 2018- Current
 Head of Ceramics: Northwestern Michigan University, Traverse City MI, 2019- Current
 Executive Director of Goshen Youth Arts a 501c3 non-profit organization, Goshen, IN
2014-2020
 Facilities Coordinator for the Art, Art History, and Design Department at the University of
Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 2014-2018
 Safety Coordinator for the Art, Art History, and Design Department at the University of
Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 2015-2018
 Organizer, International Wood-fire Symposium: Notre Dame, IN, 2016-2017
 Goshen Art Council board member, Goshen, IN 2016- (Current)
 Co-Organizer, International Ceramic Wood-fired Landscape Symposium: Göteborg, SE, 2012
 Organizer, Cone 2012 International Wood-fire Gathering: Lubbock, TX, 2012

SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
 “TBA” (solo): Sintra Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden, 2021 (upcoming)
 “Midterm” (solo): Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, AZ, 2018
 “Zach Tate” (solo): Red Lodge Ceramic Center, Red Lodge, MT, 2018
 Prope Mortis” (w/Ramiro Rodriguez): University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, 2018
 “Death and Taxes” (w/Tom Bartel): South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 2016
 “Political Discourse” (solo): Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN, 2015
 “Death and Taxes” (w/Tom Bartel): ISIS Gallery- University Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2015
 “Let’s talk politics” (solo): The Local, Goshen, IN, 2013
 “Americana” (w/Justin Rothshank): Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2013
 “M.F.A. Thesis: Political Discourse” (solo) Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX, 2013
 “Our Times: Adam Redd and Zach Tate” (group) Springfield Pottery, Springfield, MO, 2011
 “Täckmantel” (solo): Sintra Gallery, Göteborg, Sweden, 2010
 “Jesters” (solo): Guldagergaard Apple House Gallery, Skælskør, Denmark, 2010
 “Tea” (solo) Maves Art Gallery, Greenville College, Greenville, IL, 2010

JURIED, INVITATIONAL, and GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 “Pop” (invitational): Lakeside Community College Cleveland, OH, 2021 (upcoming)
 “2020 Yunomi Invitational” (invitational): AKAR, Iowa City, IA, 2020
 “Religion and Politics” (invitational): Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN, 2020
 “Imagery and Illustration” (juried: Ben Carter): NOLA Clay Center, New Orleans, LA, 2020
 “Sculpture Invitational” (invitational): Collin College, Plano, TX, 2020
 “Atmospheric” (invitational): Companion Gallery, Union, TN, 2020
 “Collaborative Companions III” (group): NCECA, Richmond, VA, 2020
 “State of Clay” (invitational): Purdue University- Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN, 2019
 “Collection” (group): South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 2019
 “Nevica Project” (group): NCECA, Minneapolis, MN, 2019
 “Collaborative Companions II” (group): NCECA, Minneapolis, MN, 2019
 “Vessels for Drinking” (invitation): University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2019
(upcoming)
 “Wit and Whimsy” (juried: Bret Kern): NOLA Clay Center, New Orleans, LA, 2019
 “Pot Save Us” (invitational): Indianapolis Contemporary Ceramic Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, 2018
 “Strictly Functional Pottery National” (juried: Ben Carter): Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA, 2018
 “Tea Bowl National 2018” (Juried: Kevin Snipes): KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO, 2018
 “Chronicle” (w/Israel Davis and Denny Gerwin): Indiana University-South Bend, South Bend, IN, 2018
 “Serving Notice” (invitation): NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018
 “Heads Up!” (invitation): Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, AZ, 2017
 “Strictly Functional Pottery National” (juried: Linda Sikora): Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA, 2017
 “Serving Notice” (invitation): American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA, 2017
 “Red Lodge National” (juried: Sunshine Cobb): Red Lodge Ceramic Center, Red Lodge,
MT, 2017
 “Politics of the figure” (group): NCECA Conference, Portland, OR, 2017
 “Shimpo Tea Bowl Exhibition” (juried): NCECA Conference, Portland, OR, 2017
 “Politics of the figure” (group): Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA, 2017
 “Utopia/Dystopia” (juried): Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 2017
 “Out of the Ashes” (group): Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2017
 “Out of the Ashes” (group): South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 2017
 “Three Rings: Two Parties… The Election Circus” Rouge Community College, Grants Pass, OR 2016
 “The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas” (juried: Dan Anderson) Missouri University, Columbia, MO 2016
 “Strictly Functional Pottery National” (juried: Simon Leach): Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA, 2016
 “Generations” (Invitational): NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2016
 “The political and apolitical” (Notre Dame Ceramics Faculty): AAH&D Gallery- University
of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2016
 “Gray scale” (group): Charles Adams Gallery Space, Lubbock, TX, 2015
 “Ceramics Biennial” (Juried: Kathy King) New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH 2015
 “Contemporaneous Commentary: Voices in the Current Sociopolitical Atmosphere (juried:
Dr. Lisa Volpe) Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 2014
 “Faculty Exhibition” (Invitational): Indiana University-South Bend, South Bend, IN, 2014
 “Midwest Regional” (juried): Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN, 2014
 “Within and Without” (Invitational): Red Lodge Ceramic Art Center, Red Lodge, MT, 2014
 “Tea Bowl National 2014” (Juried: Bill Ferrel): KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO, 2014
 “AMACO NCECA Gallery” (Invitational): NCECA Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2014
 “Handmade in America” (Invitational): Singing Stone Gallery, Tampa, FL, 2014
 “Midwest Regional” (juried): Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN, 2013
 “Interpreted Cup” (invitational: Dick Lehman): The Local, Goshen, IN, 2013
 “M.P.T. Artists” (invitational): Hershburger Gallery at Goshen College, Goshen, IN, 2013
 “Silhouettes” (Invitational): Red Lodge Ceramic Art Center, Red Lodge, MT, 2013
 “Provocate” (invitational) Nomadic Gallery, Lubbock, TX, 2013
 “Tech” (group) : South Planes College Art Gallery, Levelland, TX, 2013
 “International Wood-fired Landscape Symposium” (group): Röhsska Museum,
Göteborg, Sweden, 2012
 “Tea Bowl National 2012” (Juried: Bede Clarke): KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO, 2012
 “Friends and Fire-Mates” (Invitation by Nina Hole): Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus (Danish
National Ceramic Museum), Middlefart, Denmark, 2012
 “Through the fire: Work from the 2012 wood-fire gathering” (group) Mary Moody Fine Art
Gallery, West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX, 2012
 “Through the fire: Work from the 2012 wood-fire gathering” (group) Landmark Art Gallery,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2012
 “Chinati Open House” (group): Nomadic Gallery, Marfa, TX, 2012
 “Summer Research” (group): Texas Tech’s Landmark Art Gallery, Lubbock, TX, 2012
 “Metals/Ceramic Alumni” (Invitational): Missouri State University Art and Design Gallery,
Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 2011
 “Texas Tech” (group): Watson Gallery, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX,
2011
 “Influences” (Invitational): Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX, 2011
 “Bring It” (group): Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery, Georgia State
University, Athens, GA, 2010
 “13 by Seven” (group): (NICE) Nordic Intercultural Creative Events, Manchester, UK,
2010
 “Currents: Contemporary Ceramics” (Jurors: Linda Arbuckle and John Byrd): Focus
Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2010
 “Third Annual Cup Show: Form and Function” (Juror: Jill Foote-Hutton) Gold Coast
Community College, Panama City, FL, 2010
 “Ceramic Sculpture” (Juror: Lisa Wolkow) Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT, 2010
 “Residence” (group): Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA), Tainan, Taiwan,
2009
 “Feats of Clay XXII” (Juror: Tony Marsh): Lincoln Arts & Cultural Center, Lincoln, CA,
2009
 “University of Dallas 2009 Regional” (Juror: Dick Hay): University of Dallas, Dallas, TX,
2009
 “1+1” (Juror: David Toan): Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009
 “International Cup” (Juror: Patti Warashina): Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, 2009
 “Kent State 8 th Annual Cup Show” (Juror: Ted Vogel): Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2009
AWARDS/GRANTS
 Northwestern Michigan College- Experiential Learning Grant, 2020
 Community Foundation- I.D.E.A. Grant, 2018
 ISLA Research Grant- University of Notre Dame 2018
 Good Neighbor Grant, Elkhart County Community Foundation, 2017
 Large Heinkle Research Grant- University of Notre Dame 2017
 ISLA Research Grant- University of Notre Dame 2017
 Indiana Arts Commission: Individual Artist Program (IAP) Grant, 2016
 Wal-Mart Community Development Grant, 2016
 Large Heinkle Research Grant- University of Notre Dame 2016
 ISLA Research Grant- University of Notre Dame 2016
 Wal-Mart Community Development Grant, 2015
 Community Investment Grant- Elkhart County Community Foundation, 2015
 Small Heinkle Research Grant- University of Notre Dame 2015
 Equipment upgrade and Research Grant- University of Notre Dame, 2015
 ISLA Research Grant- University of Notre Dame 2014
 Indiana Arts Commission: Individual Artist Program (IAP) Grant, 2014
 First Runner Up - K.C. Tea Bowl National: KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO, 2012 and 2018
 Don and Kay Cash Research Grant, Texas Tech University Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2012
 IASPIS – (International Artists Program in Sweden Research Grant), Sweden, 2012
 Letterstedska Föreningen Grant, Sweden, 2012
 Estrid Ericsons Stipendie Foundation Grant, Sweden, 2012
 Helge Axelsson Johnsons Foundation Grant, Sweden, 2012
 Lott Endowment Grant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2011
 Award of Merit: Guilford Art Center Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition: Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT, 2010
 Award of Merit: University of Dallas 2009 Regional: University of Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2009
 Purchase Award: Feats of Clay XXII: Lincoln Arts & Cultural Center, Lincoln, CA, 2009
 Asia Initiative Grant, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 2009

PUBLICATIONS
 Low-fire Atmospheric Firings, Authored by Justin Rothshank, Published by Lark Books, 2020
 The Political Portrait from 1913 to the Present, Luciano Cheles & Alessandro Giacone
(Eds.), 2020 (upcoming)
 Notre Dame (audio), Interview by Ben Carter, Tales of a Red Clay Rambler episode 201, 2017
 Through the Ashes (catalogue) University of Notre Dame, 2017
 Haejung Lee Exhibition (review), Authored by Zach Tate, Ceramics: Art and Perception, 2016
 Cairns: A personal journey (review), Authored by Zach Tate, Ceramics: Art and Perception #100, 2015
 Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, September issue, 2014
 AMACO Advertisement, Ceramics Monthly, March issue, 2014
 500 Figures in Clay Vol. II, Authored by Nan Smith, Published by Lark Books, 2014
 AMACO Artists (poster), Printed by AMACO, 2014
 Print and Clay (a review), Authored by Zach Tate, Ceramics: Art and Perception #97, 2014
 Silhouettes: a review, Authored by Randi O’Brein, Ceramics Monthly, November issue, 2013
 The Harbinger: A Journal of Research, Published by the Texas Tech University School of Art and Design, Multiple Authors , 2013
 A Graduate Experience, Authored by Zach Tate, Ceramics Technical #38, 2013
 Friends and Fire-Mates, Authored by Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, 2013
 Wood-fired Landscapes Review, Authored by Zach Tate, New Ceramics (Germany,
March 2013)
 Vedeldade landskap, Authored by Bo Borg, Svensk Konsthantverk (Sweden craft
magazine): Fall Issue, 2012
 Wood-fired Landscapes, Authored by Zach Tate, Log Book: Winter Issue, 2012
 Wood-fired Landscapes, Authored by Zach Tate, Ceramics Technical #34, 2012
 A World’s Worth of Experiences, Authored by Zach Tate, Studio Potter Magazine: Spring 2012
 Community in Clay, Co-Authored, Studio Potter Magazine Spring 2011
 LOGOS: A Journal of Undergraduate Research Published by the Missouri State
University Honors College, Multiple Authors, 2008

RESIDENCIES
 Mekan Cultural Center kiln building project, Smedjebacken, SE, 2014
 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, 2013
 Springfield Pottery, Springfield, MO, 2010
 Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA), Tainan, Taiwan, 2009

WORKSHOPS/LECTURES GIVEN
 American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Los Angeles, CA, 2017
 Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL, 2010
 Boise State University, Boise, ID, 2017
 Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA, 2016
 Carlsbad Schools, Carlsbad, NM, 2011
 Clark College, Vancouver, WA, 2016
 College of the Ozarks, Hollister, MO, 2013
 Goshen College, Goshen, IN, 2015
 Goshen High School, Goshen, IN, 2011
 Guldagergaard, Skælskør, Denmark, 2010
 Hartwig College, Oneonta, NY, 2015
 Högskolan HDK University, Göteborg, Sweden, 2012
 Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2013
 Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, 2015
 Mathers Center at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2013
 Meken Clay Center, Smedjebacken, Sweden, 2012
 Mesa State University, Grand Junction, CO, 2011
 Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN, 2020
 Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 2013
 Missouri University, Columbia, MO, 2017
 Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, 2020
 NCECA Conference, Providence, RI, 2015
 NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2016
 NCECA Conference, Tampa, FL, 2010
 NCECA Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2014
 NCECA Conference, Seattle, WA, 2012
 Penn-Harris-Madison Schools, Mishawaka, IN , 2015
 South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, 2013
 Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, 2020
 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 2018
 Springfield Pottery, Springfield, MO, 2012
 University of Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2015
 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2018
 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, 2013

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
 AMACO, Indianapolis, IN
 American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Los Angeles, CA
 Blackburn College Sculpture Garden, Carlinville, IL
 City of Goshen, Goshen, IN
 Danish Cultural Ministry, Copenhagen, DK
 Danmarks Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Middlefart, DK
 Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, DK
 Kansas City Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
 Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
 Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, SE
 Shimpo Ceramics, Itasca, IL
 Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN
 South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
 Tainan National University of the Arts Sculpture Garden, Tainan, TW
 Texas Tech University: Millennium Collection, Lubbock, TX


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