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Education

M.F.A. 2010   Ceramics, Syracuse University

B.F.A.  2005   Studio Art/Ceramics, University of Southern Maine

 

Teaching Experience

2013-14   Lecturer, University of North Dakota, Introduction to Hand building, Grand Forks, ND

2012         Visiting Assistant Professor, Ceramics, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

2010         Instructor of Record; Spring Semester, Introduction to Hand building, Syracuse University

2009         Instructor of Record; Fall Semester, Introduction to Wheel Throwing, Syracuse University
Instructor of Record; Six week Summer Session, Print on Clay, Syracuse University
Instructor of Record; Spring Semester, Introduction to Wheel Throwing, Syracuse University

2008         Instructor of Record; Fall Semester, Introduction to Wheel Throwing, Syracuse University
Teaching Assistant; Spring Semester, Introduction to Wheel Throwing II, Syracuse University

 

Recent Exhibitions

2015

3rd Annual Cup Show Studio 550 Art Center, Manchester, NH  

23nd Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National (Juried) Kevin Lehman’s Studio, Lancaster, PA

 Celebrating Craftsmanship, Creativity and Community (Juried) New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, RI

Area Artist Biennial 2015 (Juried) L-A College Atrium Gallery, Lewiston, ME

 

2014

Simple Cup 2014 Invitational KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA

22nd Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National (Juried) Kevin Lehman’s Studio, Lancaster, PA

Cup: The Intimate Object X (Invitational) Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

From Away (Invitational) Dowstudio, Deer Isle, ME

Shake it Baby! (Invitational) Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O’Connor: Two Vigiles Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

New Directions (Solo) Colonel Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Glazed by Fire: Atmospheric Invitational Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

Focus Exhibition: Functional Ceramics Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

Shawn O’Connor; Recent Works (Solo) McCarthy Hall, Valley City State University, Valley City, ND

Faculty Exhibition (Group) Colonel Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

Yunomi Invitational AKAR, Iowa City, IA

Functional Ceramics 2014 (Invitational) Wayne Center for the Arts Wooster, OH

 

2013

Are You Ready, (Group) AKAR, Iowa City, IA

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show (Juried) Starbrick Clay, Nelsonville, OH

Artifacts from the Inferno: Contemporary Wood-fired Ceramics (Juried) Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

21st Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National (Juried) Kevin Lehman’s Studio, Lancaster, PA

Cheers (Invitational) Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

Cup Show (Invitational) Worcester Center For Crafts, Worcester, MA

Contemporary Traditionalist (Group) Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

Simple Cup 2013 Invitational KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Bowl Show (Invitational) Worcester Center For Crafts, Worcester, MA

99 Bottles (Invitational) Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

At Your Service (Group) Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

This is where the sauce is at: Woodfire Invitational Exhibition, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Yunomi Invitational AKAR, Iowa City, IA

 

2012

In One or as Two (Group) Shanghai University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

98 Days in China (Group) c2 Gallery, Jingdezhen, People’s Republic of China

Cup Show (Invitational) Worcester Center For Crafts, Worcester, MA

Winterfest (Invitational) Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

30 x 5: The Dessert Plate AKAR, Iowa City, IA

UCVI Studio Assistant’s Exhibition Courtyard Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Clay Selections from Arrowmont’s Permanent Collection Loggia Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

Mugs for Jugs (Invitational) Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA

SAMPLER: The USM Teaching Collection (Group) Art Gallery, USM School of Art, Gorham, ME

Featured Artist; Shawn O’Connor AKAR, Iowa City, IA

At 20: A Creative Continuum Exhibition (Group) Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

MUG Shots: Fourth Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

Yunomi Invitational AKAR, Iowa City, IA

Daily Conversations; Shawn O’Connor (Solo) Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA

Daily Companions (Invitational) Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

8 Fluid Ounces 2012, (Juried) The Glassell Gallery, LSU School of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

 

 

Awards

Purchase Award, 22nd Strictly Functional Pottery National

Good Idea Grant, Maine Arts Commission

Award of Excellence, Starbrick Clay National Cup Show

Emerging Artist Scholarship, 4 Bridges Art Festival

18th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Founder’s Award

College Clay Collective Juror’s Choice Award

Graduate School Masters Prize, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University

 

Publications

2013   Utilitarian Clay Ceramics Technical No. 36 pg. 86 – 91

2012 Arrowmont Anagama The Log Book No. 52 pg. 26 – 28

2011 In Search of My Mark Ceramics Technical No. 33 pg. 87 – 91

2010 The Syracuse Train The Log Book No. 42 pg. 18 – 23

 

Visiting Artist

Jiaotong University, Xian, People’s Republic of China – Lecture

Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Jingdezhen, People’s Republic of China – Lecture

The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, People’s Republic of China – Lecture and demonstrations

Shanghai University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China – Lecture and demonstrations

St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY – Lecture University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME – Lecture and demonstrations

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN – Lecture and demonstrations

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY – Lecture and demonstration

Poland Regional High School, Poland, ME (Lecture and demonstration)

 

Exhibitions Juried

3rd Annual Cup Show Studio 550 Art Center, Manchester, NH  

Student Juried Exhibition, 2014, University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham, ME

Shaped Clay 2008, National High School Exhibition, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY