CURRICULUM VITAE: WILLIAM CRAVIS

 

EDUCATION
2006                 M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2002                 B.F.A. Ceramics, with High Distinction, California College of the Arts, Oakland

TEACHING POSITIONS
2012 -  present   Full-time Faculty, Visual Arts Program, Central Oregon Community College (COCC)
2009 - 10          Visiting Assistant Professor, Ceramics & Sculpture, Saint Cloud State University, MN
2007 - 09          Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture/Foundations, Ohio University, Athens
2006 - 07          Lecturer, Ceramics, Department of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2005 - 06          Instructor, Pre-College Program: Ceramics,Carnegie Mellon University
2004 - 05          Adjunct Lecturer, Sculpture, Art Department, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & PUBLIC PROJECTS
2015                 Monument for Bicyclists, Portland, OR
2010                 Leaf A Message, Boston Center for the Arts
2009                 OVERLOOK, Kiehle Gallery, Saint Cloud State University, MN
2008                 Project Green, Worthington Arts Center, Worthington, OH
2007                 Faux Toe Booth (with Marina Kliger), Capital Times Art Project, Madison, WI
2006                 Printing to the Sky (after Borofsky), temporary public sculpture, Pittsburgh, PA
2005                 plenty scarce, Bowman Gallery, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
2004                 Nostalgia, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
2004                 Temporarily Out of Stock, Zebra Lounge, Carnegie Mellon University
2004                 Products of Our Times, Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2002                 C’est la Guerre, B.F.A. Exhibition, North Gallery, Oakland, CA
2001                 Eight New Scenes from the End of the World, Irwin Gallery, Oakland, CA
2001                 Experimentelle Karton Kunst, Hochshule für Technik, Rapperswil, Switzerland
2001                 Atelier Affiche 2, Rapperswil, Switzerland

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015                 Sculpture into Print, Atelier 6000, Bend, OR
2014                 Milk Fountain; COCC Faculty Exhibition / Lane Community College faculty exhibition exchange
2013                 Escalator Man; COCC Faculty Exhibition, Franklin Crossing, Bend OR
2012                 COCC Faculty Exhibition, Bend, OR
2012                 McKnight Artists at Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2012                 State of Clay Biennial, Lexington, MA
2012                 Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
2008                 Site Specifics, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, New York
2008                 Ohio University School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Kennedy Museum, Athens
2007                 Wit on Wry, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, New York
2007                 Viridian Artists18th National Juried Exhibition, New York:
                         Curator’s Choice (Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Museum) CD Presentation
2007                  Joan Mitchell MFA Grant Recipients Exhibition, CUE Foundation, New York
2006                 New Art Examined, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2006                 The Pittsburgh Banal, Thesis Exhibition, Carnegie Mellon University
2006                 CCACeramics Invitational, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
2005                 Three Rivers Arts Festival Annual, Pittsburgh, PA
2005                 Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors, PPG Place Wintergarden, Pittsburgh, PA 
2005                 Inkjet, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
2004                 Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2004, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg         
2004                 The War Room, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA          
2004                 Buzzing Out on the U.S.&A., Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA
2004                 LOOM3-Labeler, Chatham Mills, Pittsboro, NC
2003                 Visions in Clay, Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
2002                 State of Clay Biennial Show, Lexington, MA
2002                 Ceramics Guild Group Show, North Gallery, Oakland, CA
2002                 Stormy Weather, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA                  
2000                 Ceramics Guild Group Show, Irwin Gallery, Oakland, CA
1999                 State of Clay Biennial Show, Lexington, MA

RESIDENCIES
2011                 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2010                 Artist-in-Residence, Boston Center for the Arts
2010                 Vermont Studio Center, full fellowship
2008                 John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry, Sheboygan, WI
2004                 Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting, Maine
2001                 Stiftung FUTUR, Rapperswil, Switzerland, Six-month artist-in-residence

GRANTS
2012                 MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant ($10K)
2007                 Professional Development Grant, Ohio University, Athens
2006                 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant  ($10K)
2005                 Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors, Pittsburgh, PA
2004                 ProArts / Greater Pittsburgh Artist Opportunity Grant

AWARDS & HONORS
2009                 2nd Place, 17th Art Interview International Online Artist Competition
2009                 Juror, 2009 All-Ohio Juried Art Exhibition, Conrad Gallery, Ohio State University, Mansfield
2004                 Sally Gehl Award, Carnegie Mellon University
2004                 Museum Purchase Award and 2nd Place, Sculpture,
                         The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
2001                 CCAC All-College Honors Award, Honorable Mention
2000                 Kate V. and Harry W. Davies Memorial Scholarship (CCAC)
2000                 CCAC All-College Honors Award, Honorable Mention
2000                 Tuition Scholarship, Anderson Ranch, Colorado

EMPLOYMENT
2005                 Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
                         Fabricated sculpture for artists David Robbins, Navjot Altof, and Andrew Johnson
2002 - 03          Donahue Industries / Scott Donahue, Emeryville, CA
                         Developed  proposals, fabricated and installed public sculpture in Millbrae, CA
2000 - 01          Kids ‘n Clay / Kevin Nierman, Berkeley, CA
                         Taught hand building and wheel throwing
1995 - 96          John Toki Studio, Richmond, CA 
                         Installed large-scale ceramic sculptures

IN THE COLLECTION OF
Emily Galusha, Minneapolis, MN
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Patricia and Vince Bellan-Gillen, Florence, PA
Trang Vu, San Francisco, CA
Arianne and Christian Frommelt, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Rosanne Reynolds, Oakland, CA

REVIEWS & ARTICLES
Budick, Ariella, Islip Curator Bridges Worlds of Art, Newsday (Long Island), January 21, 2008
Genocchio, Benjamin, Humor, With a Serious Edge After All, The New York Times, December 9, 2007
Knepp, Gregory M., Truth in Advertising, Pittsburgh City Paper, April 13, 2006
Shaw, Kurt, Festival's Annual Exhibition Raises the Bar, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, June 19, 2005
Thomas, Mary, Annual Exhibition Continues to Establish Itself as Festival Tradition, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 8, 2005
Shaw, Kurt, Art Festival Preview offers Peek at Annual Exhibition,
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, March 29, 2005
Shaw, Kurt, Mixing Ink with Creativity, Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Ticket), March 17, 2005, p.9
Raczka, Robert, …3 Shows at Allegheny, Meadville Tribune (BRAVO), January 20, 2005, p.6
McClelland, Mollie, Artists Respond to War, New People (Pittsburgh, PA), November 2004, p.18
Slupe, Ellen, Art of the State, Art Matters (Harrisburgh, PA), August, 2004, pg.13.
Donohoe, Victoria, Yearly Show Reflects Mid-State Art Surge, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 25, 2004
Melliger, Caterina, Die gestiefelte Altstadt (“Boots” in the Old Town),
Linth Zeitung, Rapperswil/Zurich, June 29, 2001