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2021Masters of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN MFA Thesis Exhibition: “Mirror Images”, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN Committee: Malcolm Mobutu Smith (Advisor), Chase Gamblin, Karin Davis, Tim Mather, Caleb Weintraub, Melanie Pennington 2018Masters of Fine Art Candidate, Ceramics, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA Completed Coursework transferred to IUB to pursue teaching experience 2014 Post-Baccalaureate, Ceramics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
2021-PresentFaculty in Visual Arts, McDonogh Upper School, Owings Mills, MD Instruction in the basics of techniques in ceramics, fibers, photography, drawing and painting. Demonstration of best practices and studio safety. Recruitment of students for upper division courses in specific media. Course design and planning/ordering supplies for courses. 2021-PresentCeramics Instructor, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD Course proposal and developments in Introductory hand-building and wheel courses, intermediate figure sculpting. Adult courses with mixed ages and various abilities. 2021Ceramics Instructor, Summer courses, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN Course development for Introductory hand-building and wheel courses. Adult courses with mixed ages and experience levels with ceramics. 2018-2021Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Ceramics 1: Course development covering hand-building and throwing skills as well as surface treatments and glazing, mixing clay for courses, firing all student work, shop upkeep for glaze lab and slips/stains, ordering of materials for courses. Sculpture 1: Course development covering basic woodworking, mold making and welding techniques, shop safety demonstrations and oversight. Ordering materials for courses. Drawing 1 & 2: Summer 2019 study abroad, Co-taught with Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Florence, Italy. Walking course working with drawing/painting BFA students and non-majors in various locations. Co-development of course and projects, assistance with planning for site-specific drawings. 2018Ceramics Instructor, Erie Clay Center, Erie, PA Introductory wheel courses. 2015-2016 Art Instructor, Firefly Enrichment Classes, Sacramento, CA K-8 Introductory After School Art Courses following set curriculum.
STUDIO AND WORKSHOP MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
2022Workshop Assistant to George Rodriguez, An Ornamental Stance, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. 2022-2023Kiln Technician Assistantship, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD Assistantship as resident artist, responsible for firing student bisque work. 2021-2022Glaze Technician Assistantship, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD Assistantship as resident artist, responsible for mixing and maintaining all shop glazes, slips and engobes. 2018Ceramics Technician, Erie Clay Center, Erie, PA Glaze mixing, studio maintenance. 2016-2018 Sculpture Area Graduate Assistant, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA Oversight of woodworking and welding areas, shop upkeep.
EXHIBITION AND GALLERY MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
2021Exhibition Organizer, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Sacramento, CA Organization/ conceptualization of exhibition, gallery coordination, shipping and handling work, curating gallery for exhibition and marketing. 2016-2018Bates Gallery Graduate Assistant, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA Scheduling, organization of annual jury process, gallery maintenance and show turnover. 2015- 2016 Gallery Committee, Panama Artist Collective, Sacramento, CA Worked collaboratively to promote newly built gallery, oversight of curation and organization of shows both on and offsite.
SELECTED WORKSHOPS, PANELS AND LECTURES PRESENTED 2023NCECA Gallery Talk, Gallery Expo, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati OH 2023American Craft Council, demonstration, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore MD. 2023Psychological Portraits, One-day workshop, District Clay Center, Washington D.C. 2023 Artist Talk, Zoom artist lecture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2022 Visiting Artist, lecture and demonstration, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD 2022 Artist Talk, Zoom artist lecture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2022 Visiting Artist, lecture and demonstration, Anne Arundel Community College, Baltimore MD. 2021 Artist Talk, Zoom artist lecture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2019 Visiting Artist, lecture and panel discussion on gender and equity in the arts, Patricia Summersville Emerging Arts Professionals Panel, Murray State University, KY 2018 Building the Human Head, One-day workshop, Erie Clay Center, Erie, PA 2018 Visiting Artist, Lecture and Demonstration, Youngstown University, Youngstown, OH
2022 Baltimore Clayworks,Not Really Now Not Anymore, Baltimore, MD 2021 Indianapolis Art Center, Doppelgänger, Indianapolis, IN 2021 Grunwald Gallery, Mirror Images, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington IN 2017 Bates Gallery, Pretty Ugly, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 2016 1810 Gallery,Exquisite Corpse, Sacramento, CA 2015 Métier Gallery, Recent Work, Arcata, CA SELECTED GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2023Oglebay Institute Stifel Fine Arts Center, Earth and Fire, Wheeling, WV 2022Belger Crane Yard Gallery. Holidays at the Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2022 Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School Faculty Show, Baltimore, MD. 2022E Street Gallery, Body Image, NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Sacramento, CA 2021 Tuttle Gallery, McDonogh School Faculty Show, Baltimore, MD. 2020 Krempp Gallery, 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Jasper, IN 2020 Indianapolis Art Center, Art From the Heartland, Indianapolis, IN 2019 Chalmers Hall Gallery, Between the Coasts, Kansas University Lawrence, KS 2019Waldron Center for Art, Annual Juried Competition, National Society of Art and Letters, Bloomington, IN 2019 Soo Visual Arts Center, NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, Minneapolis,MN 2018 Arrowmont Figurative Symposium, New Forms, Juried by Beth Cavener, Gatlinburg, TN 2018 Erie Art Museum, Spring Show, Erie, PA 2018 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA 2018 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Edinboro Group Show, NCECA concurrent Exhibition,Pittsburgh, PA 2017 Meadville Council on the Arts, October Evenings, Meadville, PA 2017 Miami University, Young Sculptors Award Exhibition, Oxford, OH 2017 Erie Art Museum, Spring Show, Erie, PA 2016 Erie Art Museum, Chimera Juried Exhibition, Erie, PA 2016 1810 Gallery, Of Necessity, Women’s Group Show, Sacramento, CA , 2015 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Group Exhibition, Davis, CA 2015 Studio 24 Gallery, 2-Person Exhibition with Dave Orchard, Eureka, CA 2014 First Street Gallery, Holiday Show, Eureka, CA 2014 American Museum of Ceramic Art, Kiln Opening, Pomona, CA 2014 Robert C. Turner Gallery, Big Clay Raw, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 2013 First Street Gallery, Ceramics Invitational Group Exhibition, Eureka CA 2013 Morris Graves Museum of Art, Left Edge, Eureka, CA 2013 First Street Gallery, Young Alumni Show, Eureka, CA 2013 California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Student Show, Davis, CA
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
2021 Lormina Salter Fellowship, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD 2021 Grant-In-Aid, Graduate Research Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2020 Christyl Ann Boger Memorial Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2020 Best of Show, Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 2020 Directors Choice, Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 2019 Genia and Max Tanner Scholarship, Eskenazi School Award, Bloomington, IN 2019 Windgate University Fellow, Arrowmont Summer Scholarship, Gatlinburg, TN 2019 Klein Merit Award, National Society of Art and Letters 2018 Nick’s English Hut Ceramics Award, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2018 Best In Show, Juried Student Exhibition, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 2017 Jurors Award, Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA 2013 Gallery Award, Reese Bullen Gallery, Arcata, CA 2013 Martin Wong Award in Painting and Ceramics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 2012 Ceramics Area Award, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
2022BMore Arts, Online publication, Baltimore, MD. https://bmoreart.com/2022/07/bmorearts-picks-july-5-11.html 2021Eskenazi School, Online exhibition, Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN https://eskenazi.indiana.edu/exhibitions/grunwald-gallery/online-exhibitions/mfa-bfa-thesis/21-spring-mfa/pezone-clarissa.html?page=1 2020Journey Indiana (PBS), Clarissa Pezone Ceramics show segment, Bloomington, IN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5LE78QFkjo 2016Submerge Magazine, Changelings of Intuition, Andrew C. Russel, Sacramento, CA. https://issuu.com/submergemag/docs/submerge218/22
2018-2021 Visiting Artist Committee, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Organization of yearly visiting artists to the University, including grant writing and organizing fundraising through the ceramics guild. 2015- 2016 Gallery Committee, Panama Artist Collective, Sacramento, CA Oversight of construction on new gallery, oversight of curation and organization of shows.
2020- presentArtAxis 2019Figurative Association Symposium 2016- PresentNational Council on Education for Ceramic Arts 2012 -2015California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art