Resume

Education

2009
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Master of Fine Arts (Ceramics)
2004
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Bachelor of Arts (Art Education)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics)
2001
Hawkeye Community Collage, Waterloo, IA
Associate of Arts (General)

Teaching Experience

Current
Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ
Lower School Art/Instructor of Record, Pre K – 4th
Fall 2013
Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA
Instructor of Record, Mosaics 1
Fall 2013
Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA
Instructor of Record, Mosaics 1
Spring 2013
Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ
Sabbatical Replacement/Instructor of Record, Foundations, Drawing, Visual Media
2012
Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ
Lower School Assistant Art Teacher Pre K – 4th
Spring 2012
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Sabbatical Replacement/Instructor of Record, UNI Ceramics Program, Ceramics 1 (sec. 1 & 2), Ceramics 2, Ceramics 3, Undergraduate Ceramics, BFA Project 1 & 2
2011
Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
Instructor, Adult Ceramics, Children’s Community Outreach
2010
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Instructor, ArtReach, Sevier County Schools, 4th – 12th grade
2009
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Instructor, Children’s Community Class, 4th – 7th grade
2008
University of Florida, Gainesville FL
Instructor of Record, Ceramic Three-Dimensional Design, ART 2757c
2008
University of Florida, Gainesville FL
Instructor of Record, Ceramic Figure Sculpting, ART 2704c
2007
University of Florida, Gainesville FL
Teaching Assistant, Nan Smith, Advanced Ceramics
2006
Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
Instructor Adult Ceramics/ Ceramics Technician
2006
Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
Interim Education Coordinator
2005
Black Hawk County, AEA 267, IA
Substitute Teacher K-12
2004
Dunkerton Community Schools, Dunkerton, IA
Student Teacher K-12 (Supervising Teacher – Chad Wolfe)
2004
Union Community Schools, La Porte City, IA
Student Teacher K-5 (Supervising Teacher – Jill VanVelduhizen)

Professional Experience

2014
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Co-Coordinator, FA2: The Human Form, A National Symposium for Figurative Sculpture
2012
Guldagergaard - International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark
Selected Artist-in-Resident, Summer 2012
2011
Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
Selected Artist-In-Resident, Aug - October
2011
Kellog Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Hendersonville, NC
Contemporary Craft Think Tank, invited participant
2011
Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ
Guest Artist, Ceramics
2011
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Selection Committee 2011 - 2012 Arrowmont Artist-in-Resident (A.I.R.)
2010
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Program Manager
2010
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Co-Coordinator, Figurative Association: The Human Form in Clay, A National Symposium for Figurative Ceramics
2010
NCECA (National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts
Selection Committee 2010 NCECA Graduate Fellowship
2010
Four Bridges Art Festival, Chattanooga, TN
One of Five Selected Emerging Artists
2009
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Selected Artist–in-Resident (A.I.R.), July 2009 –June 2010
2008
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Selected Participant in Think Tank 3
2008
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Assistant – Kiln Room and Glaze Lab
2007
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
H.O.T. Clay Visiting Artist Coordinator
2007
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
H.O.T. Clay Elected Vice-President
2006
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Assistant – Kiln Room and Glaze Lab
2006
Person Lakes Art Center Art in the Park, Okoboji, IA
Display, promotions and sales of self-generated ceramic sculpture
2006
Des Moines Art Festival, Up and Coming Artist, Des Moines, IA
Display, promotions and sales of self-generated ceramic sculpture
2004
Waterloo, IA
Free Lance Artist, Comic-Opera
1996-2000
United States Army Ft. Bragg, NC
12 Bravo - Airborne Combat Engineer

Workshops/Demo/Lectures

2015
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
Invited Visiting Artist and Lecturer
2015
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Invited Visiting Artist and Lecturer
2015
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Surface and the Human Figure
2014
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Nature/Nurture
2013
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Myth in the Modern Age: The Figure as Artificial Artifact
2013
Iowa Clay Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA
Invited Demonstrator
2013
Pocosin Arts Folk School, Columbia, NC
FIGUREing it out, 4 day intensive retreat
2013
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach. FL
FIGUREing Out the Past, Contemporary Narratives in Clay
2013
Ceramic Supply Inc., Lodi NJ
One day Surface Workshop
2012
Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA
Invited Lecture
2012
New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL
Invited Visiting Artist/3 day Workshop and Lecturer
2012
Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
Ceramic Workshop,2 day intensive retreat
2012
Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge
Invited Visiting Artist and Lecturer
2012
Arowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN
Creating in the Past: The Figure as Artificial Artifact
2011
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Invited Visiting Artist and Lecturer
2011
Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA
Constructing Artificial Artifacts – Workshop/Demo
2011
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
Building Surface Content – Summer Workshop
2010
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
Invited Visiting Artist and Lecturer
2010
Savannah Country Day School, Savannah, GA
Invited Visiting Artist and Lecturer
2010
University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
Invited Visiting Artist and Lecturer
2009
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
Sculpting Heads and Surreal Figures
2009
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Introduction to wood firing (Assistant – Bill Van Gilder)
2008
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
The Human Figure, Focus on the Head (Assistant - Tom Bartel)
2008
Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
Workshop Demonstrator, two beginning level ceramics courses
2006
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Invited Visiting Artist (Family Day)
2006
Cedar Falls Community Schools, Cedar Falls, IA
Resident Artist, Organized and taught, 5 week ceramic sculpture Workshop for 5th graders (Urban Totem Poles)
2005
Jesup Community School, Jesup, IA
Resident Artist, Organized and taught, two week ceramic sculpture Workshop K-12th grade (Heads)

Awards & Achievements

2015
American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN
Emerging Voice in Craft Short Listed Artist (1 of 4)
2010
Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
National Figurative Sculpting Symposium, Figurative Association: The Human Form in Clay-Invited Emerging Artist (1 of 10)
2009
NCECA (National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts)
Graduate Fellowship Recipient (1 of 3)
2008
Think Tank Three, Institute of Art Chicago, Chicago IL
Graduate Fellowship Recipient (1 of 15)
2007
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN
Arrowmont Competitive Scholarship, Tom Bartel Workshop
2007
University of Florida, Student Arts Juried Exhibition, Gainesville, FL
Best In Show, Office of the Dean
2006
University of Florida, Department f Art and Art History, Gainesville, FL
Alumni Fellowship Recipient (1 of 3)
2005
Pearson Lakes Art Center – Art in the Park, Okoboji, Iowa
Best of Show
2005
Augustana College – Twenty-Ninth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Rock Island, IL
Honorable Mention
2005
University of Northern Iowa, College of Humanities and Fine Art, Cedar Falls, IA
Purple and Old Gold Award (for outstanding achievements in the arts)
2005
Buyers Market In Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Student NICHE Awards Finalist
2004
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Summa Cum Laude Graduate
2003
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Departmental Competitive Full Tuition Scholarship Recipient
2003
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
David Sands Wright Scholarship Recipient
2003
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Arts UNI Merit Award
2002
University of Northern Iowa, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
Purchase Award

Select Exhibitions

Upcoming
The Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT
Epics, Myths, and Fables - Invitational Exhibition, Russell Wrankle
Upcoming
NCECA Conference Center, Kansas City, MO
NCECA, 25 Years of the Arrowmont Artists-in-Residency Program Exhibition– Invitational
2015
Cinema Gallery, Urban, IL
Small One – Invitational Exhibition
2015
Signature Contemporary Craft, Atlanta, GA
Maximum Craft - Invitational Exhibition
2015
The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Po Box 747, Athens OH
Transcending the Figure, Invitational Exhibition
2015
Signature Contemporary Craft, Atlanta, GA
Taboo - Invitational Exhibition
2015
Alfred University, The Cohen Center for the Arts Gallery, Alfred, NY
Colors – Invitational Exhibition
2015
Princeton Day School, Anne Reid Gallery, Princeton, NJ
Continuing Yes Sir – No Sir, This Way - That
2014
Greenwhich House Pottery, Jane Hartsook Gallery, NYC, NY
Yes Sir - No Sir, This Way - That
2014
Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburg, PA
Transformation 9, The Elizabeth R. Raphal Founder’s Prize Exhibition
2013
Obsidian Gallery, Tuscan AZ
Invitation to exhibit with Hirotsune Tashima
2013
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge MT
Figurative Invitational
2013
Signature Contemporary Craft, Atlanta, GA
Don’t Box Me In - Invitational Exhibition
2012
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge MT
Mounted – Invitational Exhibition
2012
Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA
Beauty It’s Not Pretty, Juror Kris Kuksi
2012
Charlie Cumming Gallery, Gainesville, FL
HUMAN nature – Solo Exhibition
2012
Seattle Design Center, Seattle WA
NCECA, Show of Heads – Invitational, Jacob Foran
2012
University of Northern Iowa, Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA
Modern Motives –Invitational Exhibition
2011
The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
FRESH FIGURINES: A New Look At An Historic Art Form – Invitational, Gail M Brown
2011
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
The Figure Has Soul – Invitational, Anne Wollman
2011
Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA
Artificial Artifact, Solo Exhibition
2011
Studio @ 620, St Petersburg, FL
Resonance: UF Alumni Exhibition, Invitational, Curator: Nan Smith
2010
Brest Museum Gallery, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
Incompensation, Solo Exhibition
2010
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Figurative Association: The Human Form in Clay
2010
University of Northern Iowa, Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa Alumni Exhibition-Invitational “Never Chaste”
2010
The Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, School of Creative Arts, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
National Ceramics Invitational Exhibition
2010
Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Crafting Contemporary Art: Studio Craft in Appalachia
2010
Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Continuare: The Figurative Tradition in Contemporary Art
2010
Cinema Gallery,120 W. Main St. Urbana, IL 61801
Show of Head - Invitational
2010
The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Po Box 747, Athens OH
Transcending the Figure, Invitational Exhibition, Curator: Tom Bartel
2010
Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA
Dual Exhibition with Martina Lantin
2010
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Resident Artist Exhibition
2009
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
Sur – Realities, Ceramic Sculpture by Thaddeus Erdahl
2009
University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville. FL
MFA Thesis Show I Exhibition (A Vexing Conversation)
2009
FUNKe Fired Arts Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
BODY PERSPECTIVES, University of Florida Invitational Exhibition
2009
Roswell Art Center West Gallery, Roswell, GA
Panorama, New Ceramic Work from the University of Florida
2009
FOCUS Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Currents, Contemporary Florida Ceramics
2009
Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA
Recent Work, Ceramic Sculptures and Drawings by Thaddeus Erdahl
2008
Modern Formations Gallery, Pittsburgh, PN
Americana Re-Figured, NCECA Invitational Exhibition
2007
Media Image Gallery, Gainesville, FL
With These Two Hands, H.O.T. Clay Ceramics Group Exhibition
2007
FOCUS Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
One Hot Summer, H.O.T. Clay Group Ceramics Exhibition
2007
Allan R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition
2006
Charles City Arts Center, Charles City, IA
Recent Work: Ceramic Sculptures by Thaddeus Erdahl
2006
Hearst Center Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA
Field and Versus collection Invitational Exhibition, (1 of 6)
2006
Pump House Regional Arts Center, La Crosse, WI
Art of the Doll: Juror – Judy Onofrio
2006
Hitchcock Humanities Center, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
Two Worlds, Recent Works by Thaddeus Erdahl and Ray Chafin
2006
Family Museum, Bettendorf, IA
Brief Amusing Stories, Recent work by Thaddeus Erdahl
2005
Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Visions in Clay: Juror – Adirian Saxe
2005
Quad City Art Center, Rock Island, IL
Quad City Arts Center Gallery Exhibition, Two person exhibition with Susan Mart
2005
Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Invitational UNI Alumni Ceramics Exhibition 1990 - 2005
2005
Gallery of Art, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Twenty-Ninth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
2004
Gallery of Art, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Twenty-Eighth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition
2004
Gallagher – Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Cedar Falls, IA
LOUD, Two person show with Paco Rosic
2004
Charles H. MacNider, Art Museum, Mason City, IA
Area Show 39
2004
Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Comic-Opera, Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
2004
Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Annual department of Art Juried Student Exhibitions

Curatorial Experience

2013
Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
MIMESIS: The Human Experience
I was asked to curate a regional ceramics exhibition for the ACP. Invited artist included: Adam Welsh, Matt Nolen, Patrick Coughlin, Hope Rovelto, Roxanne Jackson

Collections

Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ
Anne Reeves Permanent Collection
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA
Permanent Collection
Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
James Merrill Hearst Permanent Collection
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Office of the Dean
Half Moon Bay, Ca
Signe Kim Lauridsen Jones, Private Collection

Publications

2014
Glaze, The Ultimate Ceramic Artist’s Guide to Glaze and Color
Brian Taylor and Kate Doody
2013
The Ceramic Figure, Lark Books
Nan Smith, juror
2012
Ceramics and the Human Figure
Edith Garcia, author
2011
Humor in Craft
Brigitte Martin, editor
2011
Ceramics Monthly – January
Reviews – Page 24 – 25 & 72 (advertisement)
2010
Ceramics Monthly – October
Exhibition – Page 20 & Gallery Guide Page 112
2010
Ceramics Art and Perception
Ceramics: Art and Perception No. 81 2010 Pages 64 - 69
2009
China Ceramic Arts Magazine
Page 59 and inside back cover (Bia Ming, editor)
2009
PULSE Magazine Aug. 21 – Sept. 04 Issue 023
Cover story - Sur Realities (Waterloo Center for the Arts Exhibition)
2008
Ceramics Monthly - November
MFA Factor-The University of Florida Graduate Program