Matthew King, MFA

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Education:

2011-2014

  • MFA - Ceramics; Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA) Average of grades received 90.76

2006-2008   

  • MA- Ceramics; Minnesota State University, Mankato. GPA: 3.91

2000-2005        

  • BFA- Ceramics; Minnesota State University, Mankato. GPA: 3.35, Cume Laude

 

Related Volunteer/Work Experience:

2015-Current

  • 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

2012

  • 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

2009

  •  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

2007-2009

  • Potter; Self employed; sold at art and craft shows, fundraisers for student clubs, fairs, and antique shows. May 2007-July 2009.

2006-2008

  • 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.

2002-2008

  • Volunteer Staff/Instructor; YMCA Central Leaders School, summer program; Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL. Classes Taught: Exploring the Arts, Drawing, and Ceramics.

2006

  • Instructor: Southeast Area YMCA Teen Uproar; Woodbury, MN. Two week duration. Arts and Crafts week.

2004

  •  Treasurer: Mudworks Student Organization; Minnesota State University, Mankato, spring semester. 

2003

  •  Vice President: Mudworks Student Organization; Minnesota State University, Mankato, fall semester.

2001

  • Volunteer: MN School District 833, summer school: Bailey Elementary; Woodbury, MN. One week duration. Ceramics activity taught to children with autism.

 

Awards:

2014

  • Honorable Mention ~ Mino 10th Annual International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan.

2012

  • Technical Assistant Scholarship ~ Two week Duration (August 12th-24th, 2012), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.

 

2011

  • Taiwan Scholarship ~ Two year duration (September 2011- August 2013), Ministry of Education Foreign Student Scholarship.

2008

  • Honorable Mention ~ “Aerphloe”

Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Ehibition ~ Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN

  • Third Place ~ “Aerphloe”

Artworks Juried Student Exhibition ~ CSU Gallery, Minnesota State University- Mankato

2007

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship ~ One year duration (2007/2008 school year), Minnesota State University- Mankato

2006

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship ~ One year duration (2006/2007 school year), Minnesota State University- Mankato

  • Honorable Mention 3-D ~ "Fin"

ASA Juried Student Exhibition ~ Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University- Mankato

 

Exhibitions:

2018

 

  • 戊戌之吠(Wu Xu Zhi Fei)~ FuGui Yingge Gallery, Yingge Township, Taiwan.

  • A Perpetual State of Flux: 20 Years of TNNUA (sculptural works)~ Kuo Mu Sheng Foundation Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2017

  • A Perpetual State of Flux: 20 Years of TNNUA (functional wares)~ Life Seeding Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  • MNSU 150 Year Anniversary Art Department Exhibition ~ Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN

2016

  • Arts and Craft Expo ~ 1914 Huashan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2015

  • TAS Arts Workshop Artists ~ C Block exhibition space - Taipei American School; Taipei, Taiwan 

2014

  • Minnesota Mud ~ Art Bar Gallery; Milwaukee, WI   USA

  • Momentum, thesis exhibition ~ North Gallery 2 - Tainan National University of the Arts; Tainan, Taiwan

  • Mino 10th International Ceramics Competition ~ Exhibition Hall – Ceramics Park; Mino, Japan

  • Different Point of View ~ 微藝廊 Gallery; Tainan, Taiwan

2013

  • 2013 Department of Applied Arts Exhibition ~ Department of Applied Arts Building Galleries; TNNUA, Taiwan

  • Dachi 66 (大崎66) ~ Chiayi Cultural Center; Chiayi, Taiwan

  • 2013 Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia ~ 21 Century Museum; Kanazawa / Aichi Prefectural Ceramics Museum; Aichi Japan

  • Parallax Views solo exhibition~ Jingdezhen Pottery Workshop Education Center; Jingdezhen, China

2012

  • 2012 Department of Applied Arts Exhibition ~ Department of Applied Arts Building Galleries; TNNUA, Taiwan

  • Artist and Technical Assistant’s Show, Session 6 ~ Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Gateway Building; Deer Isle, Maine

  • Modern Ceramic Arts Exhibit ~ Zhan Xuan Art Gallery(展宣藝術中心), Kaohsiung, Taiwan

  • Dachi ~ Chiayi City Koji Pottery Museum; Chiayi, Taiwan

2011

  • 2011 Department of Applied Arts Exhibition ~ Department of Applied Arts Building Galleries; TNNUA, Taiwan

  • 2011 Contemporary Ceramic Art in Asia ~ Guangdong Shiwan Ceramic Museum; Foshan, China 

2008

  • Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition ~ Carnegie Art Center; Mankato, MN

  • Artworks Juried Student Exhibition ~ CSU Gallery; Minnesota State University- Mankato

  • Fourth Gear ~ Carnegie Art Center; Mankato, MN, Masters of Arts Thesis Exhibition

2007

  • ASA Juried Exhibition ~ Conkling Gallery; Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  • Wichita National 2007 ~ The Wichita Center for the Arts; Wichita, KS.

  • MSU Art Department Graduate Student Show ~ CSU Gallery; Minnesota State University, Mankato

  • AIGA/Mudworks Show ~ CSU Gallery; Minnesota State University, Mankato.

2006

  • ASA Juried Exhibition ~ Conkling Gallery; Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

2005

  • Artworks Juried Student Exhibition ~ CSU Gallery; Minnesota State University, Mankato.

  • Senior Exhibit ~ Conkling Gallery; Minnesota State University, Mankato.

2003

  • Mudworks Show ~ 410 Project; Mankato, MN

2002

  • ASA Juried Exhibition ~ Conkling Gallery; Minnesota State University, Mankato.

 

 

Kiln Experience:

Electric

  • Taiwanese Electric, Factory style kilns, manual and automatic

  • Computerized Skutt and Olympic kilns

  • Manual Olympic kilns

Gas

  • Downdraft car kiln built by Donovan Palmquist at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

  • Naturally aspirated propane gas car kilns built by Ah Long (Taiwanese company)

  • Alpine forced air natural gas updraft

  • Alpine forced air natural gas downdraft

  • Updraft forced air natural gas raku kiln built by Donovan Palmquist at MSU, Mankato

  • Salt/Soda forced air natural gas downdraft car kiln built by Donovan Palmquist at MSU, Mankato

  • Downdraft forced air natural gas kiln built by Donovan Palmquist at MSU, Mankato

Wood

  • 4 meter anagama at yingge ceramics museum ~ Yingge, Taiwan

  • 4.5 meter anagama at Asia Pacific Institute of Creativity ~ Miaoli, Taiwan

  • 5.5 meter anagama built by Simon Levin ~ TNNUA

  • 1.5 meter Shigaraki style draft built by Satoru Hoshino ~ TNNUA

  • 2.5 meter anagama built by Jake Zeiher ~ Henderson, MN

  • 5 meter anagama built by Nick Centala ~ Nago-shi, Okinawa Japan (www.sentorayaki.com)

Building Experience

  • Converted electric Skutt oval kiln into experimental gas kiln with Matthew Bright and help from maintenance staff at MSU, Mankato

  • Rebuilt chimney on 5.5 meter anagama designed and built by Simon Levin ~ TNNUA