Gratia Brown gratiab@gmail.com www.gratiab.

com 203 907 7864 Education • 2013 o • 2004 o

M.F.A. Ceramics, Outstanding Graduate Student, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. B.A. History of Art and Architecture and Anthropology, Summa cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Residencies • 2014 – Artist in Residence. Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME • 2013-14- Resident Artist. The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA. • 2010/11 - Salad Days Artist. Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME. • 2008 – Artist in Residence. Artists’ Enclave, I-Park, East Haddam, CT. • 2007 – Artist in Residence. Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

Juried and Invitational Shows
• 2014 o o o • 2013 o o o o “Beyond the Brickyard.” North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. “Ways of Making: An Exploration Through Clay.” Cohen Gallery, GoggleWorks Art Center, Reading, PA. “4th Annual Central Time Ceramics.” Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. “Iowa Crafts 41.” Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA. ! Best in Show Award “Small Favors VIII.” Harrison Gallery, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. “Presenters/Residents.” Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. “Annual Student Art Show.” Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. ! First Place Award “Clemson Ceramics National.” Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, NC. “So Tiny.” Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway AR. “Ninth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Show.” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. “Utilitarian Studio Artists.” Dow Studio Gallery, Deer Isle, ME. “Clay EVV.” Adams Street Gallery, Arts Council of SW Indiana, Evansville, IN. “Watershed Cup Show.” Fuel Coffee, NCECA Conference, Seattle, WA. “Routes to Art Opening Exhibition.” Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, NY. “Salad Days Artists: Then and Now.” Farm House Gallery, Damriscotta, ME. “89th Annual Spring Show.” Main Gallery, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. “37th Annual October Evenings Juried Show.” Meadville Council on the Arts, Meadville, PA. “Un-wedged.” Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA. “88th Annual Spring Show.” Main Gallery, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.

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“Edinboro Student Art Exhibition.” Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA. “College Clay Collective.” Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY. “Skutt Kiln Peep Show.” NCECA, Tampa, FL. ! Third Place Award “Greens ‘n’ Grog: Past Watershed Residents.” NCECA, Tampa, FL. “Routes to Art.” Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Allegany, NY. “Art in the Park.” JCCC, Olean, NY ! Best in Show Award “Invitational Pottery Show.” Gallery 111, Wiscasset, ME. “Salad Days Invitational Pottery Sale.” Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME. “Routes to Art.” Center Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY. "Salad Days Invitational Pottery Sale." Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME. “Fill-a-delphia.” Potters’ Council Member Show. A Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. “Illuminations.” 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX. “AIR, International Artists Residencies – Budapest/Balatonfured/Csopak 2006-20072008.” Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. “Works from the Balatonfured/Csopak/Budapest International Artists Residencies.” Balaton Szabadido es Konferencia Kospont, Balatonfured, HU.

Solo and Two Person Shows
• 2014 o o 2013 o 2010 o 2008 o 2007 o TBD, Solo Show, MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA. TBD, Two Person Show, The Ceramics Center Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA. "Factures: Mixed Media work by Gratia Brown." Art on Main, Allegany, NY. (Solo Show) “Current Ceramic Work by John Burkholder and Gratia Brown.” Scaife Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. “Of Beasts and Fish Tales.” Members’ Gallery, The Art Center, Butler, PA. (Solo Show) “Fly Paper.” The Zenith, Pittsburgh, PA. (Solo Show)

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Group Shows
• 2013 o o • 2011 o o o o “EUP Ceramic Grad Student Show.” Bliss Gallery, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH. “Peculiar Factures: Agglomerations.” Heeschen Gallery, Meadville Council on the Arts. Meadville, PA. (Thesis Show) “Second Installment.” Basement Transmissions. Artworks Building. Erie, PA. “Figuring the Body.” Bates Galley, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. “Freedom Through Surface.” Art Continuum Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN. “Critical State: First Year Graduate Students.” Bates Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.

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“14th Annual Mug Show.” Clarion County Arts Council, Clarion, PA. ! Best in Show Award "On the Line." Stable Gallery, Damriscotta, ME. "In Transit." Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. “Troposphere Undergrounded.” Group Show, Underground Gallery, The Art Center, Butler, PA. “Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Staff Art Show.” Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Oakland Branch, Pittsburgh, PA

Teaching Experience
• 2014 o o Workshop Presenter. GoggleWorks Art Center, Reading, PA. Teaching Artist ! The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA. ! Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Teaching Artist ! The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA. ! Kids on Course Afterschool Program, Cedar Rapids, IA. ! Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2008-2010 o Teaching Artist. ! Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA ! School and Community Education Office, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Honors and Awards
• 2013 o o o o o • 2011 o o o 2010 o 2008 o 2007 o 2006 Best in Show. “Iowa Crafts:41” MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA. First Place Award. “Annual Student Art Show.” Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. Technical Assistant. “Figuring Out.” Kensuke Yamada. Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC. Technical Assistant. “Ceramic Musical Instruments.” Brian Ransom. Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC. Grant Recipient, “Research Incentive and Scholarly Effort (RISE) Program.” Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. Best in Show. Art in the Park, Olean, NY. Third Place. Skutt Kiln Peep Show, NCECA, Tampa, FL. Technical Assistant. “When Animals Go Tactile.” Bernadette Curran. Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle ME. Best in Show. Clarion County Cup Show, Clarion, PA. Recipient, Scholarship. Michaelene Walsh Small Scale Ceramic Sculpture, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Recipient, General Work Study Scholarship. Sharif Bey Ceramic Sculpture Workshop, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC.

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Recipient, Charlene Burningham Scholarship Fund. Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Recipient, Lenore Tawney Scholarship. Marian Bilenga Fiber Workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME. Scholarship Recipient, “Art of the Czech Republic,” University of Pittsburgh, Titusville Study Abroad Program, Prague and Brno, CZ.

Related Experience
• 2013-14 o Studio Manager and Education Coordinator. The Ceramics Center, Iowa Art Works, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2011-2013 o Ceramic Studio Research Assistant, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. 2011-2012 o Gallery Assistant, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. o Secretary, Clay Club, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. 2007-2008 o Ceramic Studio Assistant Internship. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. 2008 o Gallery Attendant. Santa Fe Clay, Pittsburgh, PA. o Studio Monitor, Ceramic Studio, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. o Monitor/Assistant, Clay Olympics, RADical Days, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. o Ceramics Demonstrator, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Professional Affliations: • Iowa Artist Registry
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