BIO

Lindsay Pichaske received her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and her BFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her work is exhibited throughout the country, including SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery in St, Louis, Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, and Flashpoint Gallery in Washington, DC. Prior to moving to Maryland, she was a long-term resident artist and Taunt Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts (2011-2012). In 2013, Pichaske received an “Emerging Artist” Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Most recently, she is the recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the College of Southern Maryland.


STATEMENT

What separates human from animal? What borders exist between the real and the imagined, the beautiful and the repugnant, the living and dying, the creator and the made?

Through the act of making, I swim in and around these margins, exploring how slippery the answers to these questions are. I create animals that blur species boundaries. They challenge the perceived order and comfortable classifications of life. These animals are tricksters; familiar but also alien, seductive but also scary, animal but also human, alive but also dead. In a world where sticks mimic fur and sequins become skin, even materials upset their expected roles. These creatures are not to be trusted, for as soon as we identify with them, we admit that perhaps the definitions they upturn are not so clearly defined as we would like to think.

Material and process are the tangible means through which I contemplate the lines separating these opposing worlds. I use inanimate materials that rely on touch to take shape. I sculpt and articulate animal forms to generate a semblance of life. The fleshy coverings are meticulously and lovingly applied, allowing me to both control and understand the figure as it comes into existence. The work I exert over the animal becomes an empathetic gesture. As the creature comes to life, the line between myself as the maker and the material as the object softens.

The desire to create a believable sense of life pulls me forward as a maker. As the creature becomes more articulated, it develops personality, sentiency, soul. I look at it, and it looks back at me. I spend endless hours stroking hair onto their backs, arranging the fur on their heads, looking into their eyes to make sure they are just right. My process is a labor of love, as I give impossibly slow birth to each one, and they, in turn, develop lives of their own.


CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2010      MFA in Studio Art, Ceramics, University of Colorado, Boulder

            MFA Ceramics Program ranked #5 in 2016 by U.S. News and World Report

2003      BFA in Studio Art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2001       Lorenzo de’ Medici Italian International Institute study abroad program, Florence, Italy, 2001

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Kingdom, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

2014     

Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Everything That Rises, Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

2013      

Enchanted, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

SOFA Chicago, with Duane Reed Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Kingdom Sculpture commission, Embassy Suites Hotel, Boulder, CO

Art Night, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

Tempered Beasts, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

Epics, Myths, and Fables, Curated by Russell Wrankle, Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

2016

SOFA Chicago, with Duane Reed Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Archie Bray 65th Anniversary Live Auction, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennial, Curated by Danielle O'Steene, Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC

The Cultured Animal, Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Kansas City, MO

King of the Forest: Adventures in Bioperversity, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

In the Company of Animals, Leopold Gallery, Kansas City, MO

MAN and MADE, Curated by Mallory Wetherell and Matt Ziemke, NCECA Concurrent Independent Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

2015

SOFA Chicago, with Duane Reed Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Ceramics, Curated by Brad Schweiger and Chuck McWeeny, Dairy Barn, Athens, OH

In Residence: Watershed Exhibition, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2014     

A Clay Bestiary, Curated by Ingrid Renard and Hildreth York, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

Emerged: After the Residency, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

Within the Menagerie, NCECA Concurrent Independent Exhibit, Milwaukee, WI

2013

SOFA Chicago, with Duane Reed Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

(e)merge Art Fair, with Flashpoint Gallery, Rubell Family's Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC

Animal Instincts, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Skin, Embellished, Co-Curator, Gallery 1724, Houston, TX

Emerging Artist Exhibition, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

Archie Bray Resident Artist Exhibition, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

The Blob-(ish), Curated by Donald Fodness, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO

2012

Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

Mounted, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

Media Matters, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fellowship Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Resident Summer Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

Table of Content, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

Bray Days, Exit Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Small Favors VII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2011

Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA

Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence, Arvada Center of Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

Human, Nature, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Horsing Around, Boulder Avenue Arts Center, Helena, MT

Small Favors VI, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2010

Scott Henderson and Lindsay Pichaske, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO

2010 MFA Thesis Exhibition, CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO

Emerging 4, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO

2009

Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Lucid Dreaming, Curated by Kristy Krivitsky, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA

NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ

2008

The Day the World Was Pink, Art House Co-op, Atlanta, GA

Feats of Clay XXI, Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Lincoln, CA

Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN         

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-present  Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Ceramics Coordinator, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD

2015-present  Adjunct Faculty, Figuring Bodies and Handbuilt Form, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2016                 Summer Workshop Instructor, Evocative Animals, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2014                 Summer Workshop Instructor, Evocative Animals, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2013-2014       Adjunct Faculty, Intro to Ceramics and Figure Sculpture, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC

2012-2014       Adjunct Faculty, Handbuilding and Wheelthrowing, George Washington University, Washington, DC

2011                 Adjunct Faculty, Intermediate Ceramics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

                         Adjunct Faculty, Handbuilding, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO

2008-2011       Artsbridge Instructor, Tell Your Story, Casey Middle School and University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2009-2010      Graduate Instructor, Foundations and Ceramics for non-majors, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

RESIDENCIES

2011-2012       Taunt Fellow, Long-term artist in residence, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramics, Helena, MT

2011                 ART342, Fort Collins, CO

2006-2007     Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC

                         Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (summer), Newcastle, ME

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2014                Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council, MD

                        Archie Bray Foundation Live Auction, Helena, MT

                        Faculty Development Award, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC

2013                Emerging Artist Award, National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Houston, TX

2012                Rudy Autio Grant, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2011                 Taunt Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

2011                 Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2010                Neuman Professional Development Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2009               Brooks Fellowship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

                        Johnson Professional Development Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

                        Graduate Travel Grant, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 2006             ‘Kiln God’ Scholarship, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

 2003             Sharpe Undergraduate Art Award, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

 

LECTURES

2014               Artist Lecture, Luce Center Foundation, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

                       Artist Lecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 2013              Emerging Artist Presentation, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Houston, TX

                       Artist Lecture, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA

                       Artist Lecture, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL

2012              Visiting Artist, Lecture, demonstrations and critiques, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

                      Resident Artist Lecture, Summer Lecture Series, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

                      Bray Days Lecture and Workshop, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

2011              Gallery Lecture, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

2010             Emerging 4 Exhibition Artist Talk, Vertigo Art Space, Denver, CO

 

AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS

2013              “Strange Beasts” NCECA Journal, Volume 34

2010              “Marlo Pascual: Aspen Art Museum” Art Lies, No. 67, Fall/Winter 2010, page 76. Exhibit review

                       “Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort” The Daily Serving, March 20. Exhibit review. “Best of 2010”

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014              “Pelts and Armor” by Andrew Zoellner, American Craft, August/September issue

                       “A Fantastical Menagerie of Hybrid Creatures: Lindsay Pichaske at Duane Reed Gallery” Artsy.net editorial

                       “The Veil Between: New Work from Lindsay Pichaske” by Jill Foote-Hutton, NCECA Blog. Review

                       “Lindsay Pichaske: Everything That Rises” by Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post, January 17, 2014. Review

2013               “An Intimate Knowledge” by Julie Hanus, American Craft, August/September issue

                    "NCECA Emerging Artist Interview" with Kalika Bowlby, NCECA Blog

2012               “Gifts from an Alternate World” by Tanya Hartman, Ceramic Excellence Fellowships at the Archie Bray Foundation

2011                Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence, Exhibition Catalogue, The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

                        “Art’s New View: The 12 best local artists 35 and under” by Kyle MacMillan, The Denver Post, May 15, 2011

                        Access Ceramics, Juried Contemporary Ceramics Image Resource, accessceramics.org (ongoing)

                        Artaxis, Juried Online Artist Network, artaxis.org (ongoing)

2010               “Dana Cain's Art Collection” by Susan Froyd, The Denver Westword, November 7, 2010.

2009              “NCECA 2009 Regional Student Juried Exhibition” Clay Times, July/August 2009. Review

                        “The MFA Factor” Ceramics Monthly, January 2009

                        “Only in Dreams” Central Jersey Publications, February 13, 2009. Exhibition review with images

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Archie Bray Foundation Permanent Collection, Helena, MT

David and Jacqueline Charak Collection, St. Louis, MO

Embassy Suites Hotel, Boulder, CO

Golner Collection, Phoenix, AZ

Karma Foundation, Princeton, NJ

Kolva-Sullivan Collection, Spokane, WA

Paley Collection (Lowe Art Museum promised donation), Miami, FL

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Betty Woodman Study Collection, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO