CV

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Education

2006                MFA, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2003-04           Post-baccalaureate Studies, Alfred University, Alfred, NY  

2003                BFA, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

summer 02      Studied Abroad in Florence, Italy, Santa Reparata International School of Art

 

Residencies

2013    The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2011    The Clay Studio Guest Artist in Residence, Philadelphia

2010    Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2008    Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2006    The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

 
Solo Exhibitions

2018    Stage Left, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (forthcoming Feb)

2016    Stay Asleep, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

2016    Christina A. West: Unmet, CG2 Gallery, Nashville

2015    Intimate Strangers, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami

2013    Misfits, Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, Athens

2011    What a Doll: the Human Object as Toy, UNF Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art,

            Jacksonville, FL

2011    New Work by Christina West, Trace Gallery, Athens, GA

2010    What a Doll: the Human Object as Toy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2009    Where the Wild Things Are, Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

2008    No Exit, Allen Priebe Gallery, University of Wisconsin--Osh-Kosh

2008    Shadows and Fog, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2007    Lilian Fellowship Exhibition, Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2006    The Sleep of Reason, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY

2003    Refiguring the Ordinary, Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

        

Group Exhibitions

2017    Hoping for a Happy Ending, CG2 Gallery, Nashville

            Groundbreaking: Innovations in Clay, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

            Anti-Reflet, Galerie C.O.A., Montreal, Canada

            Pulse Art Fair with Hathaway Gallery, Miami, FL

 

2016    Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta

            Re: Semblance, Red Bull House of Art, Detroit

            Bodies + Beings II, Abmeyer + Wood, Seattle

            Artaxis, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis

 

2015    Pause, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA 

            Ceramix, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Concourse E, Atlanta 

            Sexual Politics, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 

            Body Norms: Selections from the Dean Spong Collection, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo

           16th Annual Art Papers Auction, Bobo Intriquing Art Objects, Atlanta

            Modeling Life, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

 

2014    Figurative Association: The Human Form, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

            Coast to Coast: Ceramic Sculpture, Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee 

            The Clay Studio: 40 Years, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

 

2013    Call and Response, The Jung Center of Houston, TX 

            Post-Coital: a Romantic Commentary, The Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

            Magical Thinking: the Narratives of Marc Burckhardt, Kate Mac Dowell, Christina West, Christopher

            Winter, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston

 

2012    Push Play, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA 

            OutFigured, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO 

            To Be Human... Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN 

            Explicit Content, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

            14th Annual Exhibition and Auction, The Bemis Center, Omaha, NE

            Emerge Art Fair, Washington D.C., with The Mindy Solomon Gallery

 

2011    Movers and Shakers, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

            The Strangely Familiar: Mark Burleson and Christina West (two person), West Tampa Arts Center

             Personal Icons, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

            Figuration, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

 

2010    Contemporary Figurative Ceramics, Barton College Art Gallery, Wilson, NC

            12th Annual Art Auction and Exhibition, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

            Positioning the Figure, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

            Pretty Young Things, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

            Corporeal Manifestations, Mutter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, PA

            ArtAxis Invitational Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

            Ceram-A-Rama Exhibition and Auction, ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ

 

2009    Former Firsts, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

            Summer Workshop Preview Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, NM

 

2008    Contemporary Ceramic Art: A Survey, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO

            The Seven Deadly Sins, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

            A New Breed: Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

            Ceram*A*Rama: Soul on Fire, ASU Art Museum, Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ        

            Interpreting the Figure, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

            All Fired Up, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

 

2007    Renegade Clay: Five Views from the West, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

            Lilian Fellowship Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

            The Northwest Figurative Sculpture Exhibition, Turman-Larison Contemporary, Helena, MT

            The Archie Bray Artists Exhibition, Shanghai, China

            The Interpreted Figure, The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Art, Alfred, NY

            Ceramics…On The Edge, UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum, Dallas, TX

 

2006    The Figure, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO

            Alfred on 25th, J. Cacciola Gallery, Chelsea, NY

           The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

 

2004    New Art from Alfred, The Loupe Gallery, Prattsburgh, NY

           San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX

 

2003    Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

  

Awards 
2015    Welch Faculty Enrichment Fellowship, GSU, Atlanta
2014    Georgia State University Scholarly Support Grant
2013     Welch Faculty Enrichment Fellowship, GSU, Atlanta
2013    The Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant

2011    Georgia State University Research Initiation Grant 

2010    National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Emerging Artist Award

2009    Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Indvidual Artist's Fellowship

2009    Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Grant, Milwaukee, WI

2007    New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship

2007    George Sugarman Foundation Grant

2006    Lillian Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2006    First Place, The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

2004    Third Place, National Ceramic Compettion, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art

 

  

Published Writing

 

2014     “Jeff Campana’s Reconstructed Vessels.” CFile. Web20 October 2014. 

 2012    “Lauren Gallaspy’s Workmanship of Risk.” Ceramics: Art and Perception. No. 90, 2012, p. 54-57.

2010    “Bits and Pieces: A Sculptor’s Reflection on Meaning.” Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of

                        Persuasion. Web. February 2010

 

Selected Bibliography

2017

Feaster, Felicia. "Art Watch: Three Artists Moving the Atlanta Art Scene Forward." Atlanta Magazine. Oct 2017, p. 76.

 

2016

Cox, Caroline. "Q&A: Sculptor Christina West."  Common Creativ ATL. Web. 8 June 2016

 

2015       

"Sculptures by Christina West." Juxtapoz. Web. 22 December 2015. 

 

Holterman, Rose. "Christina West's Candy Colored Spray Painted Spin on Classical Sculpture." Beautiful/Decay. Web. 28 December 2015. 

 

Albritton, Laura. “Review: Christina West/Mindy Solomon Gallery.” Sculpture Magazine. Vol 34. No. 9. p.70-71. 

 

“Garth Clark Speaks with Christina West.” CFile. Web. 18 March 2015.

 

Garcia, Edith. “The Figure as a Map to Human Experience.” Ceramics: Art and Perception. no. 99, 2015. p42.

 

Cullum, Jerry. "Hold Still: 'Pause' & Portraiture at the Zuckerman." Burnaway. Web. 1 April 2015. 

 

 2012    

Garcia, Edith. “Christina West.” Ceramics and the Human Figure. London: A&C Black, 2012. p.102-105.

 

Seckler, Judy. “Push Play: Reinventing the Wheel.” Ceramics: Art and Perception. No. 88, 2012. p. 108-111.

 

Copeland, Colette. “Figuration at the Clay Studio.” Ceramics: Art and Perception. No. 87, 2012. p. 96-99.

 

Kangas, Matthew. “Dark Childhood: Push Play.” Ceramics Monthly. April 2012, p. 46-50.

 

2011    

Fox, Catherine. “Review: A Lively ‘Movers and Shakers’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.” ArtsCriticATL.com. 29 January 2011. 

 

Temin, Christine. “Pretty Young Things.” Ceramics Art and Perception. No. 84, 2011, p.62-64.

 

Soy, Jason. “Macabre Mannequins.” Trend Hunter. Web. 16 July 2011.

 

2010    

Chang Hyun Bang. “몸. 모옴. ㅁ   아홉 번째 작가: 크리스티나 웨스트 Christina West.” Monthly Ceramic Art (Korea), December 2010, p. 76-81.

 

Nadelman, Cynthia. “Pot People: Recent Figurative Ceramic Sculpture.” Sculpture Review, Fall 2010, Vol. LIX,

No.3, p.21 and 23.

 

Copeland, Colette. “Corporeal Manifestations: A Review.” Ceramics: Art and Perception, no. 82, 2010, p. 83.

 

Boyles, James.“ReFiguring Connections: An Interview with Christina West.” SECAC Review, Vol.15,

No.5, 2010, p. 608-617.

 

 2009    

Iddamsetty, Anshuman. “Christina West is Picturing You Naked,” Slow Decade. Web. 1 December 2009.

 

2008    

Barr, Peter. “The Push and Pull of Christina West’s Ceramic Sculptures.” 2007-08 Clay in Art International Yearbook, Athens, Greece, p. 120-129.

 

Yau, Lucy. “Shadows and Fog.” ArtVoice, V7/N9, March 2008.

 

2007    

Ruble, Casey. “The Strangely Familiar.” The Archie Bray Foundation Fellowship Catalogue, 2007.

 

 

Employment

2015-               Associate Professor of Art, Three Dimensional Studies/Ceramics, The Ernest G. Welch

current             School of Art & Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

2009-15           Assistant Professor of Art, Three Dimensional Studies/Ceramics, The Ernest G. Welch

                        School of Art & Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

2007-09           Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

 

Public Lectures

2017    Alfred University, Alfred, NY

            Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

            Jacksvonville Univesity, Jacksonville, FL

            Berry College, Rome, GA

            Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2016    Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta

2015    CRETA Rome Art Center, Rome, Italy

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

            Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

            Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

            Auburn University, Auburn, AL

2014    University of Alaska-Anchorage

            University of North Georgia, Dahlongea, GA

2013    Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA

            Cochise College, Sierra Vista and Douglas, AZ

2012    The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

            Metropolitan State College of Denver, Co

2011    Arizona State University, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Tempe, AZ

            College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, St. Joseph, MN

            Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, FL

            University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2010    The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

            Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

            Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA

            National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Philadelphia, PA

            Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

            Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

            University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2009    Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

            Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

            Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2008    The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

            The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

            The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, Colloquium Series

            New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

            Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2007    The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

 

 

Other Professional Experience 

2017                Instructor: Learning to Look, 2-week workshop, Alfred University

                        Visiting Critic, New York Academy of Art, NYC

2015                Instructor: Permission to Stare: Sculpting the Figure, 2-week workshop, CRETA Rome, Italy

                        Instructor: Picturing People Naked, One-Week Workshop at Santa Fe Clay, NM

2014                Presenter, The Human Form Symposium, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg

2012                Instructor: The Psychologically Charged Figure, Archie Bray Foundation, MT

                        Panelist, “Risky Business: Artists Baring it All,” Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

                        Participant, Creative Capital Core Weekend Professional Development Program, Atlanta

2009                Instructor: Site Sensitive Figuration, One-Week Workshop, Santa Fe Clay, NM

 

 

Permanent Collections

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

The Arizona State University Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ

Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Art at Alfred University, Gloryhole Collection

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI