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Gratia Brown

gratiab@gmail.com
www.gratiab.com
203 907 7864

Education
2013
o M.F.A. Ceramics, Outstanding Graduate Student, Edinboro University of
Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.
2004
o B.A. History of Art and Architecture and Anthropology, Summa cum Laude,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Residencies
2014-15 Visiting Researcher. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.
2013-14- Resident Artist. The Ceramics Center, Iowa Artworks, 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 Beyond the Brickyard. North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.
o Ways of Making: An Exploration Through Clay. Cohen Gallery, GoggleWorks
Art Center, Reading, PA.
o 4
th
Annual Central Time Ceramics. Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center
Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
o Iowa/Bizen Exchange. TBD. Bizen, Japan.
o Iowa/Bizen Exchange. The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2013
o Iowa Crafts 41. Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA.
Best in Show Award
o Small Favors VIII. Harrison Gallery, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
o Presenters/Residents. Marvin Cone and Eaton-Buchan Galleries, Coe College,
Cedar Rapids, IA.
o Annual Student Art Show. Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,
Edinboro, PA.
First Place Award
2012
o Clemson Ceramics National. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, NC.
o So Tiny. Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway AR.
o Ninth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Show. The Clay
Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
o Utilitarian Studio Artists. Dow Studio Gallery, Deer Isle, ME.
o Clay EVV. Adams Street Gallery, Arts Council of SW Indiana, Evansville, IN.
o Watershed Cup Show. Fuel Coffee, NCECA Conference, Seattle, WA.
o Routes to Art Opening Exhibition. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure
University, Allegany, NY.
o Salad Days Artists: Then and Now. Farm House Gallery, Damriscotta, ME.
o 89
th
Annual Spring Show. Main Gallery, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.
2011
o 37
th
Annual October Evenings Juried Show. Meadville Council on the Arts,
Meadville, PA.
o Un-wedged. Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA.
o 88
th
Annual Spring Show. Main Gallery, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.
o Edinboro Student Art Exhibition. Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA.
o College Clay Collective. Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY.
o Skutt Kiln Peep Show. NCECA, Tampa, FL.
Third Place Award
o Greens n Grog: Past Watershed Residents. NCECA, Tampa, FL.
o Routes to Art. Cattaraugus County Arts Council, Allegany, NY.
o Art in the Park. JCCC, Olean, NY
Best in Show Award
o Invitational Pottery Show. Gallery 111, Wiscasset, ME.
o Salad Days Invitational Pottery Sale. Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts,
Newcastle, ME.
o Routes to Art. Center Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY.
2010
o "Salad Days Invitational Pottery Sale." Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts,
Newcastle, ME.
o Fill-a-delphia. Potters Council Member Show. A Show of Hands Gallery,
Philadelphia, PA.
o Illuminations. 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX.
2008
o AIR, International Artists Residencies Budapest/Balatonfured/Csopak 2006-
2007-2008. Vizivarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
2007
o Works from the Balatonfured/Csopak/Budapest International Artists
Residencies. Balaton Szabadido es Konferencia Kospont, Balatonfured, HU.

Solo and Two Person Shows
2015
o Ballast. Solo Show, Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, Wartburg College,
Waverly, IA.
2014
o Vestige and Facture, Solo Show, MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA.
2013
o "Factures: Mixed Media work by Gratia Brown." Solo Show. Art on Main,
Allegany, NY.
2010
o Current Ceramic Work by John Burkholder and Gratia Brown. Scaife Gallery,
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.
2008
o Of Beasts and Fish Tales. Solo Show. Members Gallery, The Art Center, Butler,
PA.
2007
o Fly Paper. Solo Show. The Zenith, Pittsburgh, PA.

Group Shows
2015
o TBD. Two Person Show. Myers Gallery, University of North Dakota, Grand
Forks, ND.
2014
o Vestige, Heirloom, Feminine. Three Person Show, The Ceramics Center
Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA.
2013
o EUP Ceramic Graduate Student Show. Bliss Gallery, Youngstown State
University, Youngstown, OH.
o Peculiar Factures: Agglomerations. Heeschen Gallery, Meadville Council on
the Arts. Meadville, PA. (Thesis Show)
2011
o Second Installment. Basement Transmissions. Artworks Building. Erie, PA.
o Figuring the Body. Bates Galley, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,
Edinboro, PA.
o Freedom Through Surface. Art Continuum Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.
o Critical State: First Year Graduate Students. Bates Gallery, Edinboro
University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.
2010
o 14
th
Annual Mug Show. Clarion County Arts Council, Clarion, PA.
Best in Show Award
o "On the Line." Stable Gallery, Damriscotta, ME.
o "In Transit." Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.
2007
o Troposphere Undergrounded. Group Show, Underground Gallery, The Art
Center, Butler, PA.
o Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Staff Art Show. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
Oakland Branch, Pittsburgh, PA

Teaching Experience

2015
o Workshop Presenter, Repurposed Ceramics. Goggleworks Center for the Arts,
Reading, PA.
2014-15
o Adjunct Lecturer, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.
Introduction to Ceramics
Handbuilding I
2013-14
o Teaching Artist
The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, Cedar Rapids, IA.
Kids on Course Afterschool Program, Cedar Rapids, IA.
o Visiting Artist and Workshop Presenter.
Hawkeye 10 Art Conference, Creston High School, Creston, 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 Best in Show. Iowa Crafts:41 MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA.
o First Place Award. Annual Student Art Show. Bruce Gallery, Edinboro
University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.
o Technical Assistant. Figuring Out. Kensuke Yamada. Penland School of Craft,
Penland, NC.
o Technical Assistant. Ceramic Musical Instruments. Brian Ransom. Penland
School of Craft, Penland, NC.
o Grant Recipient, Research Incentive and Scholarly Effort (RISE) Program.
Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,
Edinboro, PA.
2011
o Best in Show. Art in the Park, Olean, NY.
o Third Place. Skutt Kiln Peep Show, NCECA, Tampa, FL.
o Technical Assistant. When Animals Go Tactile. Bernadette Curran. Haystack
Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle ME.
2010
o Best in Show. Clarion County Cup Show, Clarion, PA.
2008
o Recipient, Scholarship. Michaelene Walsh Small Scale Ceramic Sculpture,
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
2007
o Recipient, General Work Study Scholarship. Sharif Bey Ceramic Sculpture
Workshop, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC.
2006
o Recipient, Charlene Burningham Scholarship Fund. Split Rock Arts Program,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
o Recipient, Lenore Tawney Scholarship. Marian Bilenga Fiber Workshop,
Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME.
2003
o 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. The Ceramics Center, Iowa Art Works, Cedar Rapids, IA.
o Curator, Playdate, National Juried Show, The Ceramics Center Gallery, Cedar
Rapids, IA.
2011-2013
o Ceramic Studio Research Assistant/Studio 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.
2008
o Gallery Attendant. Santa Fe Clay, Pittsburgh, PA.
o Studio Monitor, Ceramic Studio, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.
o Ceramics Demonstrator, Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
2007-2008
o Ceramic Studio Assistant Internship. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh,
PA.

Collections
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.
The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.
I-Park. East Haddam, CT.
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME.
Hungarian Multicultural Center.