MFA - Ceramics; Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA) Average of grades received 90.76
MA- Ceramics; Minnesota State University, Mankato. GPA: 3.91
BFA- Ceramics; Minnesota State University, Mankato. GPA: 3.35, Cume Laude
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Owner/Potter; Crown Ceramics, design and create wares for sale at shows and online. www.crownceramics.net
Artistic Director; Cloud Forest Collective, Duties include class/workshop instruction, curriculum development, fundraising organization, and student/artist recruitment. October 2017-Present
Substitute; Taipei American School, Middle (MS) and Upper (US) schools. Subbed for Art Department, History Department, English Department, Athletic Department, and Science Department. September 2015-Current
Long-Term Substitute; Taipei American School Upper School Art Department. Taught: AP Art History, 3 sections of IB Art (SL/HL), and Design Layout and Journalism (Yearbook) courses. August 10th-September 25th, 2015
Workshop Instructor; Taipei American School Art Department. “Matthew King: Exploration in Clay.” Led high school students from Visual Art I/Visual Art II/Ceramics classes in construction of abstract sculptural forms and slab-built functional pieces. April 20th-24th, 2015
Technical Assistant; Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Summer Session 6: Anton Reijnders workshop “Exploring Sculptural Ideas.” Assist Anton with participants during workshop, fire kilns, and maintain studio. August 12th-24th, 2012
Art Instructor; After School Adventures, Mankato Family YMCA. Lesson taught: “All About Clay.” Brought kids to the ceramics dept. at MSU, Mankato to show them how ceramics is done in a studio. The following four classes were devoted to building something out of clay. April 2009.
Ceramics Instructor; Lincoln Community Center, Mankato Community Education. Courses Instructed: Beginning Ceramics, Beginning Ceramics for the Disabled. Design and implement lessons for beginners and students with disabilities. Courses were 6 weeks long. February-May 2009
Potter; Self employed; sold at art and craft shows, fundraisers for student clubs, fairs, and antique shows. May 2007-July 2009.
Graduate Teaching Assistant; Minnesota State University, Mankato. Course Instructed: Art 100: Elements and Principles of Design. Design and implement syllabus to instruct general (non-art major) students according to Art 100 curriculum provided by university. Assist ceramic professors with kilns, clay room, glaze area and upkeep of studio. August2006-May2008.
President: Mudworks Student Organization; Minnesota State University, Mankato, fall 2007.
Vice President:Mudworks Student Organization; Minnesota State University, Mankato, spring 2008.
President: Art League; Minnesota State University, Mankato. 2007/2008 school year.
Volunteer Staff/Instructor; YMCA Central Leaders School, summer program; Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL. Classes Taught: Exploring the Arts, Drawing, and Ceramics.
Instructor: Southeast Area YMCA Teen Uproar; Woodbury, MN. Two week duration. Arts and Crafts week.
Treasurer: Mudworks Student Organization; Minnesota State University, Mankato, spring semester.
Vice President: Mudworks Student Organization; Minnesota State University, Mankato, fall semester.
Volunteer: MN School District 833, summer school: Bailey Elementary; Woodbury, MN. One week duration. Ceramics activity taught to children with autism.
Honorable Mention ~Mino 10th Annual International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan.
Technical Assistant Scholarship ~ Two week Duration (August 12th-24th, 2012), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.
Taiwan Scholarship ~ Two year duration (September 2011- August 2013), Ministry of Education Foreign Student Scholarship.
Honorable Mention ~ “Aerphloe”
Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Ehibition ~ Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN