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Lauren Mabry // Cut Pipe Form
2016
11 x 22 x 19 inches
earthenware, slips, glaze

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Lauren Mabry is currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mabry holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute (2007) and an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2012). Mabry has completed several residencies in the field, including the Archie Bray Foundation (MT), The Clay Studio of Philadelphia (PA), Mission Clay Products (AZ), and Jingdezhen International Studio in China. Known for its bold colorwork and sumptuous surfaces, her work has recently been exhibited at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Bemis Center for Contemporary. Mabry's recent lectures include Harvard University in Boston and Arizona Art Museum Ceramic Research Center in Phoenix. In 2014 she received the Emerging Artist Award from the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts and in 2015 she received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts; both are some of the most distinguished awards in the United States. 

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I make sculptures, but I see them as three dimensional paintings made of ceramic and glaze. I am an object maker, but my attraction is primarily to surface; the form is a canvas. The clay forms I produce are elemental, like Cylinders, which allow the highly pigmented glazes to clash and resound with a kind of musical timbre, flowing with movement, creating rich, hypnotic tones and textures. I see the edge of a Cylinder in space as if it were a flattened rectangle, and I compose the surfaces as I shift my perspective between object and image.

Working with glaze is working with transformative color. Each piece is radically changed in the kiln by heat and chemical reactions that appear almost haphazard, but are highly calculated. It is an inherently complex process which produces surfaces that are unlike any other; luminous, seductive, deep, and complex. Increasingly, I am driven to explore the order of things in a process; telling a story through dimensional composition about materiality, movement and color.

Education

2012  MFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 

2008  Post Baccalaureate, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 

2007  BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

2006  Study Abroad, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemèt, Hungary 


Solo Exhibitions

2016  
Lavender Fields & Pig’s Fat: Work From China, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

Contain or Deliver, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL 

2015  
Lauren Mabry– New Work, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

Passages, Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yard Building, Kansas City, MO 

2014  
Lauren Mabry at Independent Art Projects,  Leslie Ferrin Independent Art Projects, North Adams, MA 

Emerging Artist Exhibition, National Council on Education for Ceramic Art, Milwaukee, WI 

2013  
Lauren Mabry at Heidmann Art Salon, Heidmann Art Salon, Kansas City, MO

Running, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

2012
Lauren Mabry- Cylinders, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

Transcendent Materiality, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at University of Nebraska- Lincoln, NE


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  
Art Miami, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

Gradations: A Sense of Successive Stages or Degrees, Strohl Art Center at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Sight Unseen by Art Axis, National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Kansas City, MO

Chromaphila/ Chromaphobia, Grand Arts Building curated for Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2015  
Kathy Erteman, Giselle Hicks, and Lauren Mabry, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

A Ceramic Spectrum, New Art Center, Newtown, MA|/ Three person show with Peter Pincus and 

Michael Fujita, curated by Garth Johnson

Hello/Goodbye, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2014  
Art Miami, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

SOFA Chicago, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Navy Pier Chicago, IL

Art MRKT Hamptons, Mindy Solomon Gallery, The Hamptons, NY

Nurtured by Nature, LH Project in the Peal District, Portland, OR

Superficial, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR/ Two person show with Matthew Causey

Harvard: Leslie Ferrin Ceramic Top 40, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Transformations: Raphael Prize Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA                      

Flow, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

The Clay Studio: 40th Anniversary Exhibition, National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Leslie Ferrin Ceramic Top 40, Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO

2013  
Heat Wave, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington, D.C.

NCECA 2013 Biennial, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Big Red: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Alumni Exhibition, O’Kane Gallery, Houston, TX

2012  
Recent Acquisitions to the Archie Bray Permanent Collection, The Archie Bray Foundation for 

Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Archie Bray at Kolva-Sullivan, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA 

Kansas City Collection II: The Collectors Fund, 360 Architecture, Kansas City, MO

Resident Artist Exhibition, Warehouse Gallery at The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Chromamania, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2011  
Bemis Center Regional Juried Exhibition, Bemis Underground at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha,NE/ Juried Exhibition: Juror’s Award from Shannon Stratton

Big Ten Graduate Art Exhibit, Big Ten Headquarters, Park Ridge, IL

Abstract- Kansas City, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2011  
Eighth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA/ National Juried Exhibit: Best of Show Award

Beyond the Brickyard, North Gallery at The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT, International Juried Exhibition


Grants and Awards

2015  

Pew Fellowship in the Arts, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, PA

2014  
Independence Foundation Grant, Visual Arts Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA 

Emerging Artist Award, National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts

Merit Award, Transformations 9: Raphael Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2013  
Sage Scholarship, The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Rudy Autio Grant for Creative Initiatives, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2012  
Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant, Adamsville, OH

Juror’s Award, Bemis Center Regional Juried Exhibition, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, Juror Shannon Stratton

2011  
Best In Show, Marge Brown Kalodner Eighth Annual Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2009–2012
Hixson-Lied Graduate Fellowship, Department of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Edgren Graduate Tuition Fellowship, Department of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Department of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2009  
Chancellor’s Fellowship, Department of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Residencies

2017  
Gaya Ceramic, two months, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (upcoming)

2015  
Jingdezhen International Studio at Taoxichuan, two months, Jingdezhen, China 

Mission Clay Products, ongoing project, Phoenix, AZ 

2014  
LH Project, one month, Joseph, OR

2012  
The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, two and a half years, Philadelphia, PA

The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, three months, Helena, MT

2008  
Carbondale Clay Center, nine months, Carbondale, CO


Permanent Collections

2015
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

Taoxichuan Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China

2014
LH Project Collection, Joseph, OR

2012
The Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE

The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2011
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

2009
Colorado State University Teaching Collection, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2007
Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

 

Professional Experience

2016-2014  
Board of Directors, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA

2015  
Artist Lecture, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

2014  
Artist Lecture, Arizona State Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

Artist Lecture, Harvard Ceramics Department, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Artist Lecture, Emerging Artist Award, National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Panel Lecturer, "Transitions: Emerging Artists", National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Panel Lecturer, "No Lesson Plan For This: K-12 Ceramics". National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Artist Lecture, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Art, Helena, MT

Artist Lecture, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS


Teaching Experience

2017- 2016 

Visiting Faculty, Full time visiting assistant professor, The Department of Art, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2015  
Workshop, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2014  
Workshop, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Workshop, Low Fire Surfaces: Demonstration, Harvard Ceramics Department, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Workshop, Low Fire Surfaces: Demonstration, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, PA

2013  
Instructor, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY 

2012  
Instructor, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2010–2011  
Teacher of Record, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Graduate Assistant, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NE