Susan D. Harris

Associate Professor of Art & Design

Professional Information

Education

1968  BA, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
           Majors in Music & Anthropology

1990 MFA, Utah State University
          Major in Ceramics.  Emphases in Printmaking & Archelogy.

Professional Experience

1996-present     Associate Prof. of Art + Design, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

1992-1998         Exhibitions Director, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) (Curator, 6 International Exhibitions, 6 Regional Student Exhibitions)

1993-94             Assistant Professor of Art, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1979-96             Artist-in-Residence, Alliance for the Varied Arts, Logan, UT

1990                  Guest Instructor, Kansas City Art Institute, K.C., MO

1987-89             Graduate Curatorial and Collections Assistant, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

1985-87             Teaching Assistant, Department of Art, U.S.U., Logan, UT

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2007      Susan Harris, Solo Exhibition, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, FL

2004      Mythical Objects, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

2002      College of Eastern Utah, Price, UT

1997      Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT

Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

1996      Braithwaite Museum Gallery, SUU, Cedar City, UT

1995      The Wetzman Collection, Birmingham, MI

1993      CVAA, Jackson, WY

1990      Greystone Gallery, Logan UT

1987      ZCMI, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Two Person Exhibitions

2003      Mythical Objects, Glendinning Gallery, Utah Arts Council, SLC, UT

1993      Susan Harris and Kumiko Sudo, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR

1992      Two Mythologies in Black and White, AVA Gallery, Logan, UT

1991      Susan Harris/Sharon Alderman, Atrium Gallery, Salt Lake County Library, S.L.C., UT

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007      Black and White, Ball State University, Muncie IN

2006      Yixing Effect, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT (Travelling)

Coming of Age: 21 Years of Ceramics, Utah State University, Hall Gallery, Portland, OR

 Coming of Age: 21 Years of Ceramics, Utah State University, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

              Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

              Get Real, Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT (Catalog)

2005      Evocative Implements, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2005      Utah Designer Craft Alliance, Building Bridges, Ogden UT (award)

2004      Utah Ceramics Invitational 2004, Kimball Visual Arts Center, Ogden, UT

National Ceramics Invitational, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2003      21st Century Ceramics, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

              CLAYWEST: 2003 Intermountain Invitational, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

2001      Utah Arts Council, Recent Grantees Exhibition, SLC, UT

              Yixing Effect, Invitational, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

              Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt Exhibition, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

2000      Y2 Clay at the D I A, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

              Boulder Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Wood-Salt-Soda, Boulder, CO

              Karon Doherty Memorial Invitational, Sparks Gallery, Denver, CO

              Off the Wall: Clay Art From Those Who Know, Brigham City Museum, B.C., UT

              Works Under Fire, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

              Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt Exhibition, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

1999      Native Soil, Chicago, IL

Objects of Desire, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

1998      Greater Lafayette Art Museum, Teabowl Exhibition (Traveling)

1998 Orton International Cone Box Show (Traveling) (Two Jurors Awards) Baldwin University, Baker, KS

              Baltimore Clayworks, 4th Annual Winterfest Holiday Invitational Exhibition

1997      Loveland Museum/Gallery, Contemporary American Ceramics, Loveland, CO

              The Box: 3rd Annual Invitational Exhibition, Bonakeane Gallery, Portland, OR

              Wood-Fired Ceramics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

A Centennial Celebration (A.C.S. Traveling Exhibition)

              Utah Clay (Juried, traveling through 1997)

              Toureen Du Jour, Northern Clay Center (Inaugural Exhibition), MN

1996      The Wetzman Collection, Japan (Group Show)

Cups and Goblets, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, OR

Independent Makers, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1996 Interntional Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Baldwin, KS, (award)

Ransacked Tombs, Finch Lane Gallery, SLC, UT (three person)

1995      SOFA Chicago 1995: The International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects and Functional Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

1994      Necessity and Beyond, Hippodrome Galleries, Salt Lake City, UT

              Tabletop Concepts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and

              American Ceramics Society, Indianapolis, IN

1993      International Traveling Ashtray Exhibition, San Diego, CA, etc.

              Year of the American Craft: Utah Crafts 1993 Gittins Gallery, U. of U., S.L.C., UT

              Year of the American Craft: Utah Crafts 1993 Brigham City Art Museum, Brigham City, UT

              Small Pots, Utah Designer Craftsmen Gallery, S.L.C., UT

1992      Clay Cup IV, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, etc.

1991      Utah Contemporary Crafts Invitational, Brigham City Art Museum, Brigham City, UT

              The Utah Invitational Ceramics Exhibition Collett Art Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden UT

1990      Ceramics Now, 1990, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

              Clay Cup III, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

              Utah Clay 1990 Invitational, U. of U. Museum of Fine Arts, S.L.C., UT

1989      Surface and Substance Berkeshire, Museum, Pittsfield, MA

              Ceramic Invitational, Ohio University, Athens, OH

              Lincoln Arts IInd Feats of Clay Exhibition, Lincoln, CA

1988      NCECA Juried Members Traveling Exhibition Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR, etc.

              Wichita National Juried Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KA, (award)

              Ann Bennion/ Susan Harris/Maggie Harrison, Utah Designer Craftsmen Gallery, S.L.C., UT

1987      Purchase Show, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

 

Other Exhibitions

2003      The Regional, St. George Art Museum, (Award), St. George, UT

Statewide ’03 Craft and Photography Exhibition, (Juror’s Award), Orem, Utah

2002      Eccles Community Art Center, Black and White Show

              The Regional, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

2001      Eccles Community Art Center, Statewide ‘01, Ogden, UT (2nd place award)

1999      Eccles Community Art Center, Statewide ‘99, Ogden, UT

St. George Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibition (Best of Show), St. George, UT

1998      Eccles Community Art Center, Black & White Show (honorable mention).

1997      Utah ‘97, Union Pacific Depot, Salt Lake City, UT

              Eccles Community Art Center, Statewide '97, Ogden, UT

1995      UTAH '95, University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts, S.L.C., UT  (Purchase award)

1994      Utah Arts Festival, Invited Artist, Salt Lake City, UT.

1992      Clay Cup IV, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, etc.

1991      Utah '91 Crafts, U. of Utah Museum of Fine Arts, S.L.C., UT (Award)

              17th Annual Statewide Exhibition, Community Art Center, Ogden               Utah (purchase award)

5th Annual Great Lakes Show, Lill St. Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988      Statewide'88, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, UT

1987      Utah '87 Crafts, U. of U. Museum of Fine Arts, S.L.C., UT (purchase Award)

 

Publications

2005      Susan Harris – Thorns and Creatures, in Ceramics Art & Perception, #62, 2005, p.25-28

2005      Crowned with Thorns and Creatures of the Night, Frank McEntire, in Ovations, Quarterly Utah Arts Council News, Spring ’05.

2004      Susan D. Harris: Vessels (Exhibition Monograph)

1998      Honors and Fellows Exhibition, Ft. Worth Modern Art Museum, 1998 (Exhibition Catalog)

1997      ‘97 NCECA Clay National, 1997 (Exhibition Catalog)

1996      Independent Makers: Recent Works from 10 Ceramic Artists, CM, v.44, no. 7, September 1996

1996      Independent Makers: Recent Works from 10 Ceramic Artists. Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1996 (catalog essay).

1996      Triaxial Blend: Clay, Industry and Technology, NCECA, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1996 (Exhibition Catalog)

1995      '95 NCECA Clay National, 1995 (Exhibition Catalog)

1994      Émigres: Cultural References in Contemporary Clay, NCECA, 1994 (Exhibition Catalog)

1993      '93 NCECA Clay National, 1993 (Exhibition Catalog)

'93 NCECA Clay National, Ceramics: Art and Perception, V. 11 1993, Sydney, Australia

Walls. Ceramics Art and Perception, V. 6, 1991, Sydney, Australia

Walls: Large-Scale Ceramic Sculpture, Eight Variations (catalog) Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT, 1991

Bowls: Benchmarks and Drawings, Ceramics Monthly, V. 38, No. 1, January 1991

News and Retrospect, Ceramics Monthly, September 1988

The Potters of Utah, Studio Potter, December 1988

 

Other Images In Print

500 Pitchers: Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form. Lark Books, 2006, p. 356

Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar, Marvin Sweet. Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 2006, image p. 179, Artist Statement, p. 189.

The Ceramic Spectrum: A Simplified Approach to Glaze and Color Development, Robin Hopper, Krause Publications, 2001, p. 232

Clay and Glazes for the Potter, Third Ed., Daniel Rhodes, Revised and Expanded by Robin Hopper, Krause Publications, 2000, p. 280

Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose, 2nd. Ed., Robin Hopper, Krause Publications, 2000, pp. 56 and 85

Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Robin Hopper, Krause Publications, 2004, p. 98

21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada. Compiled by Bill Hunt, American Ceramics Society, 2003, p. 83

 

Permanent Collections

College of Eastern Utah Fine Art Collection, Price, UT

St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

Salt Lake Country Fine Art Collection, S.L.C., UT

University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts, S.L.C., UT

State of Utah Permanent Collection of Art, S.L.C, UT

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

Weber State University Collett Fine Arts Gallery, Ogden, UT

Eccles Community Art Center, Permanent Collection, Ogden, UT

Wichita Art Association, Permanent Collection, Wichita, KA

 

Grants

2004      Faculty Development Grant (Monograph)

2002      Faculty Development Grant (Flyer)

1998      Utah Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant

1996      Special Project Grant, Marie Eccles Caine Foundation, Utah Clay Traveling Exhibition, with Betsey Quintana

1995      Special Project Grant, Marie Eccles Caine Foundation "The Art and Science of Clay"

1993      Utah Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant

1993      Special Project Grant, Marie Eccles Caine Foundation

1992      Special Project Grant, Marie Eccles Caine Foundation

1991      Purchase Grant, Marie Eccles Caine Foundation

1990      National Association of Laboratory Schools Mini-Grant "Art Education Outreach: Integrating Fine Arts into the Classroom," with Edith Bowen Laboratory School, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1990      Utah Arts Council, Arts in Education Project Grant (With Edith Bowen Laboratory School)

 

Honors

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Fellow of the Council

Full Scholarship in Ceramics, Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation, Utah State University, 1986-1990

Fellow, Mountain West Center for Regional Studies, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, U.S.U., 1987-1989

 

Selected Workshops (Presented)

CVAA, Jackson, Wyoming

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

Cranbrook Academy, Michigan

Salt Lake Art Center, Utah

Riverton Community College, Wyoming

Casper College, Casper, Wyoming

Peter’s Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ

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