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Linda Cordell // Squirrel Shot

Cordell, Linda (b. Norman, OK, lives in Fredonia, NY) Socially awkward and full of repressed anger she anesthetizes herself spending mindless hours carving detailed texture on humorous and/or uncomfortable animal sculptures. A child of the revisionist era, her work reinterprets the figurine enabling animals to break the chains of cuteness and noble savagery. An appreciation of the ridiculous, a love of beauty and skilled craftsmanship, and the belief that domestic objects are social propaganda all contribute to her work.

Education
M.F.A.    Studio Art      Louisiana State University
B.F.A.    Studio Art      New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred
University

Selected Exhibitions
2010       Mentors  Great Hall Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Clay@Penn 2010: Declarations Fox Art Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Of This Century: Residents, Fellows and Selected Guest Artists of the Clay Studio, 2000-2010       The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2009       Linda Cordell, Gatewood Gallery at UNCG, Greensboro, NC
       Ceramics Illuminated, The Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo OH
       Edinboro Faculty Show, Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro. PA
       35th Birthday Bash, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2008    Reconfigurine, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe , NM
Confrontaional Ceramics, Westchester Arts Council, Westchester, NY
A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
       Cats, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
       Gala, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI   
2007        Clay@Penn 2, Faculty and Invited Artists, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
        7 Deadly Sins, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
        Domestic Deities, Garth Clark Gallery, New York City, NY
        Man and Beast, Garth Clark Gallery, Long Island City Project Space, Long Island City, NY
2006        Edges of Grace, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA 
        Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
        a delicate constitution, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2005        Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2005, National Cheongju Museum, Cheongju City, Korea
    House of Wonder: Surrealism, Still Life, Objects of Curiosity, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
       White, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM    
       The Clay Studio: 30 Years, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
    Animal Instinct, Baltimore Clayworks and Gudelsky Gallery, School of Art and
     Design at Montgomery College, Baltimore MD
    Man’s Best Friend, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
    Get Noticed, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI
2004    Collaborations in Clay II, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Metamorphosis, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
    Natural Selection, National Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
    Bling, Bling, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
    Clay@Penn, Faculty and Invited Artists, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2003    Linda Cordell: Standard Deviations, solo show, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center
    Collaborations in Clay, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    Domesticated Animals, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
    Not Teapots, UNLV Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
                 Linda Cordell: Resident Artist, solo show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    Animal Instincts, solo show, The Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
2002          Realism with an Edge, solo show, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
    Translation/Transgressions, Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
    Tastefully Tawdry, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Looking Back: Ten Years The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2001    Animal Magnetism, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Past and Present: The Clay Studio Residents, West Chester Univ., West Chester, PA
    Telling Tales, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2000    Everson Ceramic Invitational 2000, traveling group show, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia: Selected Works by Resident Artist, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
    Group Exhibition, Nancy Margolis Gallery at SOFA, New York, NY
1999    Linda Cordell: lotus eater, solo show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
      It’s About Time, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
    The Splendid Menorah, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
1998    Clay Realists, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
    Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    New Generations, Graduate Student Exhibition, Shaw/Guido Gallery, Pontiac MI

Grants/Fellowships/Residencies
2007             Individual Artist Fellowship: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA
2003        Pew Fellowship in the Arts: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA
2003        Artist in Residency: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2003        Individual Artist Fellowship: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA  
1999-02       Resident: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
1998-99        Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Professional Activities
2009        Visiting Artist in Residence: UNCG, Greensboro, NC
2008        Visiting Artist and Workshop: Michigan State University, East Lansing MI   
2007         Visiting artist and Workshop, NASCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia
        Visiting Artist and Workshop, ACAD Calgary, Alberta
2006        Mold Workshop, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2005           Visiting Critic: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
           Slide Lecture: Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
2004           Volunteer: Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA
                    Juror: Solo Show Exhibitions, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2003              Slide lecture:  John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI
Workshop, Moldmaking, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2002        Curator: Two Views of the Cup, Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury Center, VT   
2000            Panelist: Contemporary Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
1999           Freelance Modelor: The Franklin Mint, Media, PA
1998             Workshop: Mold Making and Slipcasting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Publications
"The moment at Hand" Ceramics Monthly, February 2009
"Up Front Exhibitions" Ceramics Monthly, November 2008
Confrontational Ceramics by Judith Schwartz, A & C Black, London, England, 2007
Moldmaking & Slip Casting by Andrew Martin, New York, Lark Books, 2007
"a delicate constitution" American Craft, Vol. 66 No. 5 Oct/Nov 2006, pgs 82-3
500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions on the Animal Form, New York, Lark Books, 2006
The Figure in Clay. New York, Lark Books 2005
500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, New York, Lark Books 2004
 “Portfolio” American Craft, Vol. 63, No. 3, June, 2003, pg 61
 “New Ceramics in the Galleries of the World” Neue Keramik May 2002
 Marge Kolodner, “Dropping the Pebble: The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship celebrates its 11th Year,” Ceramics Technical ,  November  2002
Looking Back: Ten Years The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship. The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation (catalogue) 2002
"Up Front Exhibitions” Ceramics Monthly, April, 2001
Everson Ceramic National 2000 Everson Museum of Art (catalogue) 2000
“Shaping a Clay Community” The World & I. March, 2000
Katie Anders, “Bugging Out,” Clay Times, Vol. 6, No. 1, January/February,  2000, 16-17, 32
“New Ceramics in the Galleries of the World” Neue Keramik, Vol 7.January/February, 1999, 425