RESUME

Contact: MAURA-WRIGHT@HOTMAIL.COM

EDUCATION

 

2018 : Master of Fine Arts Candidate, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2013 : Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentrations in Ceramics and Art History, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


EXHIBITIONS

 

2017: 2016 Archie Bray Resident Artists, NCECA 2017, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

2016 : Summer Invitational, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Better Together, Belger Craneyard Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Alumni Gathering, Belger Craneyard Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Red Star Studios Resident Exhibition, Columbia College, MO

2015 : Here & Now, Belger Craneyard Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Red Star Studios Resident Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2013 : World Cup, Apple House Gallery at Guldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

HOTBOX Senior Thesis Exhibition, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2013 Annual BFA Show, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2012 : 7th International Exhibition of Small Forms Porcelain, The Riga Porcelain Museum, Riga, Latvia

Flux, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

EXPO #82, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2011 : Strata, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Rare Earth, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2010 : Re(Action), Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2017 : Teaching Assistant for Linda Sormin, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

-Instructed a Sophomore level, Introduction to Handbuilding class in the School of Art & Design, focused on developing basic sculptural building methods using clay. Utilizing coil-building, slab construction, solid building, and extrusions, students learned to create multi-dimensional ceramic sculpture through varied forms and inspirations found in both historical and contemporary ceramic art.

2017 : Teaching Assistant for Kelcy Chase Folsom, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

-Instructed a Junior level class in the School of Art & Design, focused on using literature as a source of inspiration in the making of sculptural works using clay and other materials. 

2016: Media Assistant, Division of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

-Assisted the Chair of the Division of Ceramics in promoting the department on social media platforms and designed posters for visiting lecturers.

2016-2013 : Gallery Assistant, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

-Assist with daily gallery needs including: writing press releases, design of promotional materials, HTML wed coding, correspondence with artists and clients, packing, shipping and the installation of artwork.

2016-2011 : Assistant to Professor (Emeritus as of 2015) George Timock, Kansas City, MO

-Assist in itemized budgeting, correspondence with the International Ceramics Studio, and the production of promotional materials for the 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Kansas City Art Institute Study Abroad trips to Kecskemet, Hungary.

-Artist assistant including, design of personal promotional materials, web design, secretarial tasks, etc.

2016-2015 : Instructor, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

-Beginning wheel throwing for adults.

2015-2014 : Instructor, School for Continuing and Professional Studies, Kansas City Art Institute, MO

-Drawing, sculpture, and painting instructor for children ages 6-8. Students explored a variety of tools and materials that allowed them to develop basic observational, constructing, sculpting, and compositional skills.

-Adult and high school ceramics instructor - introduction to handbuilding.

2013 : Studio Assistant to Kate Hunt, Kalispell, MT

-Assisted the artist in the making and installation of a commissioned wall sculpture.

2013-2011 : Tour Ambassador, Admissions Office, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

-Led tours of the Kansas City Art Institute campus to prospective students and their families, while explaining important information about the school, and answering questions.

2012-2011 : Intern to Dr. Catherine Futter, Uhlmann Senior Curator, Architecture, Design and Decorative Arts at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

-Assisted in the research and writing of exhibition labels for Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939, an exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
-Researched the work of Belgium artist, Ives Maes, in preparation for the installation of his work, The Future of Yesterday: Photographs of Architectural Remains of World’s Fairs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.


RESIDENCIES

 

May - June 2016 : Spring Resident, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2016-2014 : Foundation Resident, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO        

2013 : Resident Artist, participant in the Project Network Symposium, Guldagergaard- The International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

2012 & 2011 : Resident Artist, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary


AWARDS & HONORS

 

2013 : Regina Brown Undergraduate Student Fellowship, NCECA

-This grant was used to travel to London to visit the museums, galleries, and historical sites to research historic depictions of the human figure and architectural ornament.

McKeown Special Project Award Recipient, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Dean’s List, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2013-2009 : Trustee’s Scholarship Recipient, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2010-2009 : Dean’s List, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


COLLECTIONS

 

2013 : Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Art, The Riga Porcelain Museum, Latvia


PUBLICATIONS

 

2014 : 500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

2013 : Undergraduate Showcase, Ceramics Monthly, 2013 September issue


SKILLS  

      

Ceramics:
Forming: Knowledge in the formulation of clay bodies and glaze, with the ability to execute these practices. Comprehension of advanced mold making techniques, including crack molds, multi-piece molds, and slip casting techniques. Advanced knowledge using the potters wheel and plaster wheel; Fabricating tiles using press molds; Construction through solid building and hollow building; Experience using a sand blaster.
Firing: Experience firing gas, electric, and wood kilns. Finishing Materials: Underglaze, Terra Sigillata, Glaze, Decals, China Paint, Luster
Digital: Skilled in digital technology including: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Apple iWork; Microsoft Office Suite, RHINO, FileMaker, basic HTML coding
Painting/Drawing: Life drawing skills with charcoal and graphite. Knowledge of material processes with pen and ink, acrylic and watercolor paints.