Marina Kuchinski

Education

1995 MFA Degree in Ceramics, Penn State University, University Park, PA
1992 BFA Degree in Ceramics, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

One and Two Person Exhibitions

2017 Close Contact, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
2015 For Only, North Central College Art Gallery, Naperville, IL
2013 Wild Things, NCECA Conference, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2012 Another View, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
2009 Off the Record, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
2008 The Art of Concept, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN
2007 Wait, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL
Revach, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
2005 Worlds Apart, Tuttle Gallery, NCECA Conference, Baltimore, MD
This and That, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
2003 Contact Details, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Distortions, Pearl Conard Gallery, The Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH
2001 Custom Made, Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
2000 Within, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Out of Context, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN
1999 Art in Space XII, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Opus and Installation, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
1998 Have, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
1997 Spider's Nests, Dayton Hudson Gallery, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Funny Clay, NCECA Conference, Be Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2017 Seeing with Animals, Living with Animals Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Mugshots, NCECA Conference, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
Nature: Surface, Form, Content, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
2016 Politics and Power, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics, Heuser Art Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Figures of Speech, The Anderson Center for the Arts, Anderson, Indiana
Menagerie, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Exploring Our Relationship with Food, Chait Gallery, Iowa City, IA
50 Women, A Celebration of Women in Ceramics, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO
2015 All Good, Guddahl Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sinister, Gallery 659, Whiting, IN
River2River Exhibition, Iowa Clay Conference, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Graphic Clay: A Survey of Illustrated, Printed and Innovative Surfaces, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Birds, NCECA Conference, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
2014 Radical Inventions, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
What Goes Bump in the Night, Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
History in the Making, Genesee Pottery and Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY
Workhouse Clay National, Workhouse Art Center, Lortan, VA
Shapes of Influence Contemporary Ceramics, Sprintfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
University of Florida National Juried Exhibition, University of Florida Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, FL
2013 Big Fat Scary Deal, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
River2River Juried Show, Iowa Clay Conference, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Uncanny Congruences, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA
Redefined, NCECA Conference, Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX
Functional/Dysfunctional, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2012 Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics National Exhibition, Santa Fe Community College School of Art and Design Visual Arts Gallery, organized by NCECA in conjunction with the 45th General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics, Santa Fe, NM
International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM, European Cultural and Technological Centre, Maribor, Slovenia
Clay National VIII, Sculptural Ceramics, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
Beyond the Brickyard, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
2011 Grand Reopening, Ceramic Sculpture Invitational, Obsidian Gallary, Tucson, AZ
River2River Juried Show, Iowa Clay Conference, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
Visions In Clay, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
Icons, Totems, Banalities, Emblems and Embodiments: Animals as Image, NCECA Conference, Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center, Tampa, FL
Twenty-Four Maximum, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
2010 A New Decade of Clay, Co-sponsored by Clay Times Magazine, Sierra Nevada College and Northstar-at-Tahoe, Truckee, CA
2009 NCECA 2009 Clay National Biennial Exhibition, NCECA Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
2008 Feminist Ecology, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
Life's Unique Journey, Northwest Cultural Council, Arlington Heights, IL
Jersey Shore Clay National, M. T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ
Dreams & Visions, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
2007 1830° F, Contemporary Expressions in Clay, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL
Divine Dirt, The Kavanagh Gallery, Fine Line Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
Big Muddy, Quigley Gallery, Clarke College, Dubuque, IA
2007 Regional College and University Art Faculty Exhibition, Governors State University, University Park, IL
2006 Seventh National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
Galex 40, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
2005 Art Under Fire, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL
New Art '05: Reason and Squalor, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
Open Destiny: New Visual Directions 2005, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA
55th Annual Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
National Photography Invitational, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2004 47th Annual International Award Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
Vitrified Clay National: Form & Content, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX
2003 Contemporary Ceramics Invitational, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Mute, National All Media Juried Exhibition, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
2002 Pushing Clay, University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham, ME
Red Heat, Contemporary Work in Clay, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
2001 Stretch National Invitational, NCECA Conference, Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC
Faculty Exhibition, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Origins in Clay National, Traveling Exhibition, Art Gallery, The University of Texas, San Antonio, TX; Del Rio Gallery, Del Rio, TX
2000 Indoor/Outdoor Sculpture Show, Oannes Gallery, Tiverton, RI
2000 Studio Artists Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2000, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
1999 The Creative Arena at the Epoch of an American Century, Featured Artist, Raymond Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Group Show, 11 Painters & 2 Sculptors, Lindenberg Gallery, New York, NY
‘OO’s, The Galleries, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR
Creating and Connecting, Traveling Exhibition, St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, 1999; The College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN, 1996
McKnight Artists Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
1st Annual Juried Exhibition: On the Plains, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
1998 The Penn State Tradition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
National Juried All Media Exhibition, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Ml
1997 Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO
Sculptural Works in Clay - 97, Maine Artist's Space, Danforth Gallery, Portland, ME
Form 97, BAC Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
1996 Faculty Exhibition, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
The Miami Valley Annual Crossroads In Clay Competition, Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown, OH
1995 Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts Gallery, Lincoln, CA
1994 Crafts National 28, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Honors

2014 John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, Sheboygan, WI
2012 Summer Kiln God Artist Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Juror's Award, Beyond the Brickyard, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
2006 Sculpture Award, Galex 40, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
2001 Jurors Award, Origins in Clay National Exhibition, The University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
1999-2000 Artist in Residence, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
1999 Travel and Study Grant, Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN
1998-99 Jerome Grant, Installation Art Commission, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1998 The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists Grant, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
1997 & 1998 Central Minnesota Arts Board Individual Artist Honorable Mention Grant, St. Cloud, MN
1997 Cultural Diversity Grant (authored for the Art Department at St. Cloud State University), St. Cloud, MN
1996 The Miami Valley Annual Crossroads Competition In Clay Award, Middletown, OH
1994 Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
1992 The America-Israel Cultural Foundation Award for Ceramic Artists, Tel Aviv, Israel

Visiting Artist's Lectures and Workshops

2015 John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2012 Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
2007 Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL
2001 Governor's School for the Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Panelist, Women in the Middle East through Art, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
2000 Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
1999 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
1998 Hope College, Holland, Ml
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

Selected Publications, Reviews, and Catalogs

2014 Ceramics Now Magazine, Featured Artist, September 29
2013 Uncanny Congruences, catalog essay by Stephen Carpenter II, 1 image, Palmer Museum of Art
Big Fat Scary Deal, catalog, 1 image, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2012 International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM, catalog, 1 image, Maribor, Slovenia
Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics National Exhibition, catalog, 1 image, Santa Fe Community College School of Art and Design Visual Arts Gallery, sponsored by NCECA
Beyond the Brickyard, 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition, catalog cover, 2 images, Archie Bray Foundation
2010 Tony Merino, 2009 NCECA Biennial, Ceramics: Art and Perception, December 2009 - February 2010
2009 2009 NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition catalog, 1 image
Germaine Shames, 2009 NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition, Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2009
Tony Merino, Surreal Ruminations on the NCECA Clay National, NCECA Journal, 2009 Volume 30
2008 Feminist Ecology, catalog, 1 image, Koehnline Museum of Art
2005 Cate McQuaid, In a Group Show, Artists Embrace a Faux Naive Style, The Boston Globe, July 29
2002 Ron Schira, PSU graduates create a visual-arts event, Reading, PA, Reading Eagle, February 17
2000 “Up Front”, Marina Kuchinski, Ceramics Monthly, January 2000
“Up Front”, McKnight Artists Exhibition, Ceramics Monthly, May 2000
Victoria Donohoe, Chester Springs Studio, The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 16
1999 Jerry Cullum, There's room for many modern sensibilities in 'Creative Arena', The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 8
Art in Space XII, catalog essay, 3 images, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Four McKnight Artitsts, catalog essay by Robert Silberman, 3 imsages, Northern Clay Center
1998 Elizabeth Weir, Art Center's exhibits are playful, angry and zany, Minnetonka, MN, Lakeshore Weekly News, February 12
1997 McKnight fellowship give artists 'unfettered creative time', Minneapolis, MN, Star Tribune, July 28

Teaching

2000-Present Professor of Art, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
2000 Ceramics Instructor, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
1995-98 Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Foundations, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
1994-95 Teaching Assistant, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Public Collections

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Kohler Company, Kohler, WI
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
OnView Gallery, Park Ridge, IL
Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

Juried Networks/Databases

The Marks Project: The Dictionary of American Studio Ceramcs
artaxis: an evolving independent network of artists
accessCeramics: a contemporary ceramics image resource