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Alexandra Kraft

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Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 706-867-2832
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Office: Choice St Arts Complex, Dahlonega
Website: http://alexkraftart.com
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Areas of Expertise: Ceramics, 3D Design

Overview

A dedicated educator and artist, Alex Kraft oversees the ceramics program at the University of North Georgia, Dahlonega. She received her BFA and BSed from Northern Arizona University and her MFA from the University of Montana. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally. Artist residencies include the Archie Bray Foundation; Clay Studio of Missoula; Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; Red Lodge Clay Center; Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center; Jingdezhen Tioxichuan International Studio; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; and Roswell Artist in Residency Program. Her experience writing and curating exhibitions include large scale multi-faceted projects.

Courses Taught

  • Ceramics I
  • Ceramics II
  • Ceramics III/IV
  • Ceramics – Materials and Methods
  • Ceramics – Systems and Surfaces
  • 3D Design
  • Drawing I
  • 2D Design
  • various multi-level community education ceramics courses
  • K-12 Art Education

Education

  • MFA, University of Montana, 2006
  • BS Ed, Visual Arts - Art Education / K12 Licensure, Northern Arizona University, 2002
  • BFA, Visual Arts - Ceramics, North Arizona University, 2001

Research/Special Interests

  • Ceramic art
  • Women in ceramic art
  • Workshops: mono-printing and surface design techniques for ceramics

Publications

  • 2017 Ceramics Monthly, Exposure
  • 2017 Ceramics Monthly, A Persistent Pattern of Memory: Katriona Drijber
  • 2017 Xinhua News, Beijing China, Jingdezhen International Studio Artists
  • 2016 Ceramics Monthly, Resplendent Paradigms: Christine Golden Chronicles the Human Condition              
  • 2015 Ceramics Ireland, Firmly Rooted in the Drift of Clouds: Sharbani Das Gupta
  • 2015 Red Clay Rambler podcast interview, host Ben Carter
  • 2014 Glaze: the Ultimate Collection of Ceramic Glazes, and How They Were Made, Brian Taylor and Kate Doody
  • 2013 Ceramica, Lo Stato Dell’arte/Ceramics, The State of The Art, Italian Newsletter, Rolando Giovannini
  • 2012 Ceramics Monthly, Gallery Reviews (image), October
  • 2012 Ceramics Monthly, Exposure (image), February
  • 2012 Sliptrailer, October
  • 2012 ILoveRoses, online magazine
  • 2011 DUO Chinese Ceramics Magazine (images)
  • 2010 New Mexico Magazine, featuring Roswell Museum and Art Center
  • 2006 Archie Bray International Event, Korean Ceramics Monthly, August

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2016 Emerging Artist Exhibition, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia
  • 2013 Fertile Eloquencia, Jewel Gallery, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 2012 Ameen Gallery, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • 2012 Goodkind Gallery, Glasgow, Montana
  • 2012 Ingham Chapman Gallery, Gallup, New Mexico
  • 2011 A Conversation in Contemporary Craft, East Central College, Union, Missouri
  • 2010 The Gallery, Roswell, New Mexico
  • 2010 Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2009 An Allegory of Enchantment, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
  • 2009 JFH Studio, Union, MO
  • 2009 Arterial Introspection, Casper College, Casper Wyoming
  • 2006 phyllium ubermlodis, Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, Montana
  • 2006 Catalyst, Missoula, Montana
  • 2004 Art Annex Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
  • 2001 Eyes on the Inside: Subcutaneous Revelations, Beasley Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 2000 Figures in the Tower, Don Bendel Ceramics Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2018 Nasty Women Artaxis exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Carnegie, PA
  • 2017 UNG Faculty, Bertelsmann Gallery, Athens Academy, Athens, GA
  • 2017 Jingpiao Ceramic Art Exhibition, China
  • 2017 Taoxichuan Ceramics Museum, Jingddezhen, China, permanent collection
  • 2017 Jingdezhen International Studio, China, permanent collection
  • 2017 Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, permanent collection
  • 2017 Domestic Mysteries, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei
  • 2017 Shaping a New South, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA, curator: Garth Johnson, Ceramic Research Center
  • 2016-2017 A Legacy of Makers and Mentors: University of North Georgia, Southern Highlands Crafts Guild, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC (organized)
  • 2016 Embodiment, Berry College, Rome, Georgia
  • 2016 Makers Curate, Curators Make, NCECA, UMKC Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2016 Arrowmont Past Resident Exhibition, NCECA, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2015 Transfers, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Oconee, Georgia
  • 2015 Clay in GA: Ceramic Educators in the Red Clay State, Wesleyan University, Macon, Georgia
  • 2015 UNG Faculty Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia
  • 2015 Small Works Exhibit, OCAF, Oconee, Georgia
  • 2015 Coded Imagery, Neck of the Woods Gallery, Adams, Massachusetts
  • 2015 Mosaic, UNG Faculty Exhibition, Dahlonega, Georgia
  • 2014-2015 Bear on the Square Arts Auction, Dahlonega, Georgia
  • 2014 67th Annual Member’s Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia
  • 2014 Small Works Exhibit, OCAF, Oconee, Georgia
  • 2014 ArtFields Juried Art Competition, Lake City, South Carolina
  • 2014 Dragonfly Art Dimensions, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2014 Peachbelt Art Exhibition, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
  • 2014 Heartbreaker Records and Vinyl, Dahlonega, Georgia
  • 2013 66th Annual Member’s Exhibition, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia
  • 2013 mypedestal.com online rotating gallery space
  • 2013 Art Appreciation, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia
  • 2013 Flatlanders and Surface Dwellers, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2013 Sketch Invitational, Art 123, Gallup, New Mexico
  • 2013 Naturalization, NCECA, Houston Texas
  • 2012-13 Orton Cone Box Show, traveling exhibition, NCECA, Houston, Texas
  • 2012 Celebration of Clay, Ghost Ranch Museum, Abiquiú, New Mexico
  • 2012 Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2012 25th Anniversary Gala Auction, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine
  • 2012 Soup’n Bowl, RAIR, Roswell, New Mexico
  • 2012 At 20: A Creative Continuum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2012 10x10, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 2012 Ceramics from the Permanent Collection, Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Missoula, Montana
  • 2011 The Low Down: Tales from the Margin, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Red Lodge Clay Center
  • 2011 Resident Artist Show, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana
  • 2011 June Gallery, Archie Bray 60th Anniversary, Helena, Montana
  • 2011 High Mesa Artists’ Tour, Capitan, New Mexico
  • 2011 Ceramic Projects, Museum of Science and Industry, NCECA, Tampa, Florida
  • 2011 Flora, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
  • 2006 - 2018 Potsketch, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana
  • 2010 Tinnie Mercantile, Roswell, NM
  • 2009-2015 Bright Rain Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2009-2015 Lone Leaf Gallery and Custom Framing, Washington, North Carolina
  • 2007-2013 Pecos Valley Potters Guild Show and Sale, Roswell, NM
  • 2009 Drawn and Created, Lil Street Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2009 Craft-ed, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida
  • 2009 Miranda Howe Studio Sale, Capitan, New Mexico
  • 2009 Past and Present Resident Show, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Montana
  • 2008 Field to Plate, Peas Farm, Missoula, MT
  • 2008 Arrowmont Artists in Residence Final Exhibition, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2008 Walk the Line, Dresden, Germany
  • 2008 Kiln Plug Show, Amaco, NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2008-2011 Orton Cone Box Show, traveling exhibition, NCECA, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Artist Residencies:

  • 2017 Jingdezhen International Studio at Taoxichuan, Jingdezhen, China
  • 2017 Pentaculum Invited Artist, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2016 Paul Northway AIA, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
  • 2015 Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark 
  • 2015 Red Lodge Clay Center, Inaugural Writing Forum, Red Lodge, Montana
  • 2011 Red Lodge Clay Center, short term resident, Red Lodge, Montana
  • 2010 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Kiln God Resident, Train Kiln Building, Newcastle, Maine
  • 2008-2009 Roswell Artist in Residence Program, Roswell, New Mexico
  • 2008 Clay Studio of Missoula, short term resident, Missoula, Montana
  • 2007-2008 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2006 Archie Bray Foundation, summer resident, Helena, Montana

Workshops and Lectures presented:

  • 2017 visiting artist workshop and lecture, Lander University, Greenwood, SC
  • 2017 NCECA Panel Moderator: Domestic Mysteries, Portland, Oregon
  • 2017 NCECA MAYCO Booth Demonstrator
  • 2017 NCECA Strategic Planning Focus Group Invited Participant
  • 2017 visiting artist workshop, New Albany Middle School and New Albany High School, Columbus, Ohio – permanent student work installed at Columbus Convention Center
  • 2017 visiting artist workshop, Southern Arizona Clay Artists, Laughing Witch Pottery
  • 2016 visiting artist lecture, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA
  • 2016 GAEA Conference, workshop presenter, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA
  • 2016 visiting artist workshop and lecture, Southern Mississippi University, Hattiesburg, MS
  • 2016 Mayco Presenter: Buckeye Ceramics and Gina DeSantis Studio, Columbus and Lakewood, Ohio
  • 2016 visiting artist workshop and lectures, ABC ART and Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
  • 2016 Invited Artist, 16th International Ceramic Symposium, Dahab and Cairo, Egypt (postponed)
  • 2015 Scanceram Conference, Mono-printing Demo and 50 Women Curator Lecture, Tolne, Denmark
  • 2015 On the Tenure Track, break-out session, invited participant, NCECA, 2015
  • 2015 visiting artist workshop and lecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • 2014 Recorded Artist Interview, Tuesdays at Noon, Public Access Radio Show, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 2013 visiting artist slide lecture, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 2013 Experimental Ceramic Mono-printing, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 2012 New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists Association Workshop Presenter and Artist lecture: “Making It My Way”, Ghost Ranch, Abiqui, New Mexico
  • 2012 visiting artist lecture, University of New Mexico – Gallup, New Mexico
  • 2011 visiting artist lecture, East Central College, Union, Missouri
  • 2010 Foundation Series Lecture, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
  • 2010 visiting artist slide lecture, Art Department, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, New Mexico
  • 2009 Resident Artist Slide Lecture, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

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