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JOHN UTGAARD
304 North 14th Street
Murray, KY 42071
john.utgaard@murraystate.edu
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2004—present Murray State University, Murray, KY Assistant Professor, Ceramics Area, Department of Art
2002-2004 The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA Senior Lecturer, School of Visual Arts
2000-2002 Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT Artist in Residence , Technician , Instructor, community classes
1999-2000 The University of Texas at Austin, Lecturer, Department of Art
EDUCATION
1999 MFA, NYSCC at Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY
1996 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1992-1994, 1997 Student, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
2007 Demonstrator, NCECA conference, Louisville, KY
2001 University of Montana, Missoula
HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 Short-Term Artist’s Residency Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
2008 CHFA Distinguished Researcher Award College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Murray State University, Murray, KY
2007 Demonstrator, NCECA 07 Louisville National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
  McKnight Fellowship and Residency for Ceramic Artists Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Emerging Artist National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
2001 Lilian Fellowship Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts
EXHIBITIONS
2018 6th Annual Central Time Ceramics Regional juried group exhibition, Heuser Art Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL Juror: Gail Kendall
2017 Bolster: a benefit to support CERF+ National juried invitational to support the Craft Emergency Relief Fund Schaller Gallery, St Joseph, MI Curator: Anthony Schaller
2017 Kentucky Clay Regional group invitational, the Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, KY Curators: Hunter Stamps, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky Amelia Stamps, Professional potter
2017 Beyond the Brickyard National juried group exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT Juror: Josh Deweese, Associate Professor of Art, Montana State University Bozeman
2016 CraftForms 2016 National juried group exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA Juror: Stefano Catalani, Executive Director of the Gage Academy of Art Award of Merit
2015 Vivid Dreams: Work by John Utgaard Solo exhibition in conjunction with Potter’s Council Conference Ceramic Boundaries Opened, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt Vernon, IL
2015 2015 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition National juried group exhibition in association with a conference of Potter’s Council, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH Jurors: Garth Johnson, Julia Galloway, Doug Jeck Honorable Mention
2015 NCECA 2015 Biennial International juried exhibition, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI Jurors: Linda Christianson, Jo Ann Conklin, Anders Ruhwald
2015 Beyond the Brickyard National juried group exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT Juror: Mark Hewitt
2014 The State of Clay Regional invitational group exhibition, ArtsPlace, Lexington, KY Curator: Joe Molinaro
2014 The Clay Studio National, National juried group exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA Juror: Garth Johnson
2013 Beyond the Brickyard, National juried group exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Juror: Andrea Gill
Juror’s Award
2012 Sculpt EVV 2012, National juried group exhibition of outdoor sculpture, Sculpt EVV, Evansville, IN Juror: Marilu Knode, Executive Director, Laumeier Sculpture Park
  PSA National Ceramics Invitational, National invitational group exhibition, Clemens Fine Art Center Gallery, Paducah, KY Curator: John Hasegawa
  Ceramic Artists of Kentucky, Regional invitational group exhibition, the Clay Place at Standard Ceramics, Pittsburgh, PA Curator: Joe Molinaro
2011 Beyond the Brickyard, National juried group exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 
Juror:  Paul Mathieu
Director’s Award
  Visual Territory, National juried group exhibition, Pittsburg State University Art Gallery, Pittsburg, KS Juror: Sherry Leedy Mission Clay Purchase Prize
  Carillon, Local solo exhibition, Murray State University, Murray, KY
  Two by Two, National juried group exhibition, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA Juror: Rain Harris
  Some Like it HOT! Silent Auction, National invitational group exhibition and benefit auction, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  From the Center to the Edge Live Auction, National invitational group exhibition and benefit auction, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2010 Bricks and Mortar, National Invitational group exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2009 There and Not There Solo exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  Ab.strac.tion Invitational group exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2008 The Archie Bray Foundation: Present and Past Residents Invitational group exhibition, The Galaxie, Chicago, IL
  Six McKnight Artists Juried group exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2007 2007 Invitational Heike Pickett Gallery, Versailles, KY
  John Utgaard: Featured Artist Solo exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
  Resident Artist Scholarship Benefit Auction National invitational exhibition and auction to benefit the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
  Unadorned National invitational exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, NM
  NCECA Clay National National juried exhibition in conjunction with NCECA, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
  Best of Kentucky Clay Regional juried exhibition in conjunction with NCECA, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
  Kentucky Faculty Exhibition Regional invitational in conjunction with NCECA, Mellwood Arts Center, Louisville, KY
  Two By Two National juried exhibition of small sculpture, Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art, Cheney, WA Juror’s Award—Best in Show
2006 Mastery In Clay Invitational group exhibition and benefit auction, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  Archie Bray International Invitational group exhibition and benefit auction for the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
  Ceram-a-rama Invitational group exhibition and benefit auction for the ASU Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
  Minimal/ist Invitational group exhibition in conjunction with NCECA, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
2005 School’s out Invitational group exhibition in conjunction with NCECA, Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, Baltimore, MD
  NCECA Clay National Juried group exhibition, Center for Art and Visual Culture, University Baltimore, Baltimore, MD of Maryland
2004 The Clay Studio 30th. Anniversary Exhibition Auction Invitational group exhibition and benefit auction, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  Benchmark Invitational group exhibition, The Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
2003 John Utgaard Solo exhibition, Garth Clark Gallery L.I.C, Long Island City, NY
  Facets of Clay Invitational group exhibition, Macalester College Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  Impending Lineage Invitational group exhibition, Arts and Industry Gallery, San Diego, CA
2002 Mastery In Clay Invitational group exhibition and benefit auction, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  Lilian Fellowship Exhibition Solo exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
  34th Annual Art Auction Invitational group exhibition, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
  New Talent/New Work Invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2001 In the Spirit of Sharing Group exhibition curated by regional collectors, Yellowstone Art Museum,
Billings, MT
  Gallery Group + Invitational group exhibition, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  Viewpoint: Ceramics 2001 Juried national exhibition, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
2000 Ceramic International Juried international exhibition, Zanesville Arts Center, Zanesville, OH
  Clay on the Cusp Juried national exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
  Ceramics USA Juried national exhibition, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
1999 61st. Annual Faculty Exhibition Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin
  MFA Thesis Exhibition NYSCC at Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY
  Departures from the Midwest: KCAI Instructors and Alumni Invitational group exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
1997 Feats of Clay Juried national exhibition, Lincoln Arts Gallery, Lincoln, CA
   
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