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Resume of Don H Nakamura


M
y ceramics are based on personal experiences, situations and desires — sometimes camouflaged by abstraction, sometimes literal. My journey through life is what inspires me and gives birth to my work. Curiosity and wonder sustain me and allow me to move forward. Technically my pieces adhere to the ceramic process, utilizing clay, underglazes, glazes, and the firing process.

 

EDUCATION

1986 
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics

1984  
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics

1980 
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, Spring Concentration, Ceramics

1977  
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, Bachelor of Education, Elementary Education, Music

 

AWARDS

1997  
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Fellowship

1989  
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Fellowship

1988  
Franklin Mint Fellowship, The Clay Studio

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001  
"Ceramic Art", Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
"Ceramics", Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1999  
"Chapters From My Life's Eye", Rose Lehrman Arts Center, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1996  
"Challenge Series", Fliesher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1988  
"Some of My Work", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1987  
"Ceramics", Kent State University

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
"Art of the State: PA 2017", State Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2016  
“Unlisted”, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014  
“2014 Clay@Penn 2014: Pervasive Clay”, The Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013  
“Show Clay”, Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts, Columbia, Pennsylvania

2011  "Below the Surface, 4th Annual Lillstreet International", Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

2010   
"Mid-Atlantic Ceramic Sculpture from the District of Columbia to Philadelphia County and Beyond", Delaware County Community College, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

"31st Annual Contemporary Crafts", Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

"Abstract Clay: Form and Surface", City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"35 Years of Clay", Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Art of the State: PA 2010", State Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

"Unwedged", Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington

2006

"Inspired Utility: Exceptional Ceramic Vessels", Main Line Arts Center, Haverford, Pennsylvania

"Earthenware", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

"The Elegant Table", Peter=s Valley Craft Center, Peter=s Valley, New Jersey

"Clay Studio Residents: Past and Present", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2005

"30th Anniversary Show", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"NCECA 2005 Clay National", Center for Art and Visual Culture, Baltimore, Maryland

"Bowled Over", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004

"For the Table", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

"WAD Clay Institute Annual", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2003

"St. Petersburg Clay National", St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, Florida

"Art of the State: PA 2003", State Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

2002

"14th Annual National Ceramic Competition", San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

2001

"Ceramics 2001", Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Connecticut

2000

"Strictly Functional Pottery National", Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

"Feats of Clay 13", Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, California

1999

"Bowls", Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

"Ceramics '99", Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Connecticut

1998

"20 Philadelphia Artists: Celebrating the Fliesher Challenge Series at 20", Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"20 X 12: A Generation of Challenge Artists", Fliesher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Biennial ‘98", Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware

"Contrasts in Clay", Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Featured Shop Artist", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Clay on the Fringe: Ceramic Installations", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1997

"Artistic Simplicity", Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Pots '97", Chester Springs Studios, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

1996

"Rendevous", Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska

"Art of the State: PA 1996", State Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1994

"20th Anniversary Show", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1992

"Ceramic Work", Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2007

Ceramics Teacher, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2003

Visiting Artist, Swathmore College, Swathmore, Pennsylvania

Ceramics Teacher, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2002

Ceramics Teacher, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Visiting Artist, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio

1999

Juror, Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, Chicago, Illinois

Artist in Residence, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1998

Juror, Art in Education Directory, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

1997

Visiting Artist, Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania

1996-1997 

Ceramics Teacher, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1990-1991 

Ceramics Teacher, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

1989

Visiting Artist, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1988

Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1987

Visiting Artist, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Visiting Artist, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

1986-1987 

Artist in Residence, Bemis Foundation for the Arts, Omaha, Nebraska

 

 

 

 

 









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