Linda Sormin | Curriculum Vitae

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Upcoming in January 2017 at Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON
  • Upcoming in September 2017 at Rafius Fane Gallery, Boston, MA

2014

  • Saribu Raja | Boru Parame, SaRang Building, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2012

  • My voice changes when I speak your language, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY

2008

  • Salvage, Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA
  • Sounding Retreat, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

2006

  • Cheh-ae Siah, Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • The Evocative Garden, NCECA Annual Exhibition, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR

2016

  • Core Sample, Inaugural Exhibition, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY
  • Kindred Beast: The 2016 Everson Biennial, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
  • Non-Objective, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Welcome: New Faculty Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2015

  • RE- REANIMATE, REPAIR, MELD & MEND, Bluecoat Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
  • Glazed and Diffuse, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
  • Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  • In Residence, Watershed exhibition, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
  • Collision, Two-person exhibition with Heidi Bjorgan, Entrée Gallery, Bergen Norway

2014

  • Jakarta Ceramics Biennial, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Caméléon, McClure Gallery, Centre des arts visuels, Montreal
  • Ceramic Top 40: New & Selected Works, curated by Leslie Ferrin, Harvard Gallery 224, Boston, MA, traveled from Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2013

  • Royal Bank of Canada People’s Choice Group Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto
  • Girls Just Want to Have Funds, La Mama Galleria (Rema Hort Mann Foundation panel, exhibition), New York, NY
  • Crafting a Continuum, Arizona State University Museum, Tucson, AZ (catalog)
  • Code, NCECA 2013, Houston, TX
  • NCECA Biennial 2013, Houston, TX

2011

  • 60th Anniversary Resident Artists’ Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

2010

  • Pretty Young Things, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

2009

  • Drawn, Vallauris, France
  • Playing the Field, group exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2008

  • Full and Spare: Ceramics in the 21st Century, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (catalog)

2007

  • Arthaus Miami, Parting Favors, White Box New York, Miami Beach, FL

2006

  • Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Esplanade Art Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB (catalog)
  • White Gold, Flow Gallery, London, UK
  • From the North: Canadian Ceramics Today, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2005

  • Taipei NCECA Exhibition, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
  • The Conative Object, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
  • NCECA Clay National, Baltimore, MD
  • School’s Out!, NCECA Conference, Baltimore, MD
  • 30,000 +, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

2004

  • Languor, Lohin-Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
  • “Hot Clay”, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC (publication)

2003

  • Selections I, Lohin-Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
  • Radius of the Will, MFA Graduate Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
  • NCECA Clay National, San Diego, CA

VISITING LECTURER

2017

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • Alfred University, Bergren Forum, Alfred, NY

2016

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Hartford School of Art, 2016 Auerbach Lecture, Hartford, CT

2015

  • University of Manitoba, 1000 Miles Apart Conference, Winnipeg, MB
  • Brantford Potters’ Guild, Brantford, ON

2014

  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2013

  • Toronto Potters’ Guild, Toronto, ON
  • Pine Tree Potters’ Guild, Aurora, ON

2012

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
  • Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
  • Hamilton & Region Potters’ Guild, Dundas, ON

2011

  • SUNY Plattsburgh, NY
  • Making or Unmaking: Contexts in Contemporary Ceramics, symposium, Bergen, Norway

2010

  • Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway
  • Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2009

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Panel Co-chair with Dr. Mary Drach McInnes, “Boundary-work: Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Approaches”, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Phoenix, AZ
  • “Emerging Artists”, NCECA Conference, Phoenix, AZ

2008

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI
  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Artists Panel, “Process Art & the Found Object”, Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA

2007

  • University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
  • Camosun College, Victoria, BC
  • Panel, “Five Emerging Ceramic Artists Survey the Discipline”, CAA, NYC
  • Panel,“Mobile Structures Symposium”, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

2006

  • Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB
  • Panelist, “White Gold Porcelain Symposium”, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2005

  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS
  • Camosun College, Victoria, BC
  • California State University, Long Beach, CA
  • Fraser Valley Potters’ Guild, Surrey, BC

2004

  • “1000 Miles Apart”, University of Regina, SK
  • Panel, “Leaving it be: Apathy, Activism and Ethnicity in Contemporary Practice”, Powell Street Festival, Vancouver, BC

PANELS (download full cv for details)

RESIDENCIES

2014

  • Antena Projects and Sarang Building, Artist in Residence, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (June/July)
  • Watershed Summer Session: Ayumi Horie with Tip Toland, Beth Cavener Stichter, Linda Sormin
    and Michealene Walsh, Watershed Centre for the Ceramic Arts, Maine (August)

2012

  • AIDAshed Residency, Givat Haviva, Israel

2011

  • DIVA Residency, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and gl Holtegaard, Denmark
  • Edge Artist in Residence for Bray 60th Anniversary, Archie Bray Foundation, MT

2010

  • The Berlin Residency, Pankow, Berlin
  • AIR (Artist in Residence) Vallauris, Vallauris, France

2006

  • Medalta International Artist in Residence Program, Medicine Hat, AB

2004

  • Intranation Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB

WORKSHOPS

2016

  • Summer Ceramic Workshop, Sunbury Shores, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

2014-15

  • FUSION Mentorship: The Crit Pit, Ontario Society of Artists Suite at Ashbridges Bay House, Toronto, ON

2011

  • Open Door Workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2008

  • Survival Strategies, Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA

2004

  • Courting Risk, 1000 Miles Apart, University of Regina, SK

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

  • Sormin, Linda. “Are you land or water? Love notes to Buddhas.” Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture. Eds. Christie Brown, Julian Stair and Clare Twomey. Surrey: Routledge.
  • Sormin, Linda. “In Conversation with Bruce Cochrane.” article in Studio Magazine, Spring/Summer (Vol. 11 No 1), pp 28-32.

2015

  • Dahn, Jo. New Directions in Ceramics: From Spectacle to Trace. London, Bloomsbury, pp. 2, 95-101.

2014

  • Whitney, Kathleen. Verging on Collapse: Linda Sormin’s Installations. Article in Ceramics Monthly, Dec. 54-47.
  • Larocque, Jean-Pierre and Victoria LeBlanc. Caméléon. Catalogue essay, Centre des arts visuels et Galerie McClure, Montréal, Québec, pp. 11-13, 56-69, 71.
  • Held, Peter and Heather Sealy Lineberry. Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft. Arizona State University Museum Press, pp. 20, 68-69.

2013

  • Tokita, Chiho. Cups About Loss. Article in FUSION Magazine, 2013.
  • Teagarden, Tracy. Exploring Chaos and Fragility: An Interview with Linda Sormin. Shop Talk, Volume 6. Publisher: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, pp. 120-129.
  • Pollack, Maika. Jane Hartsook Gallery, Medium as Metaphor, exhibition catalogue, New York, pp. 6, 54-60.

2012

  • Sormin, Linda. Are you land or water: love notes to buddhas (images). Contemporary Essays series, Ceramics in the Expanded Field, online UK journal.
  • Adamson, Glenn. Slow Burn, exhibition essay for solo exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NYC.
  • Veiteberg, Jorunn. Ting Tang Trash catalogue (images), West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway.

2011

  • Damsbo, Mads, Karen Harsbo & Alexander Tovborg (eds). Lerets Magi: Ceramics in contemporary art, (images), gl Holtegaard, Denmark
  • Skov, Nanna. Interview in Danish_Samfundsrefleksioner i ler_, www.KUNSTEN.NU, http://www.kunsten.nu/artikler/artikel.php?linda+sormin+gl+holtegaard+lerets+magi

2010

  • Adamson, Glenn. Essay in Possibilities and Losses: Transitions in Clay, (images), British Crafts Council in partnership with MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art), UK.
  • Sormin, Linda. “Boundary-work”, (images) Interpreting Ceramics, Issue 12 (transcribed from presentation at CAA 2009, Los Angeles, CA).

2009

  • Sikora, Linda. “Metaphysical Materiality”, (images) Ceramic Review, September/ October, Issue 239, 46-49.
  • Itinerary review of “Possibilities and Losses,” (image), Sculpture, July/August, Vol. 28 No. 5, 21.

2007

  • Hanaor, Ziggy. Breaking the Mould: New Approaches to Ceramics, Black Dog Publishing, 37, 128-129
  • Sormin, Linda. “IntraNation”, West Coast Line 49, vol. 4, no. 1, 60-64.
  • Long, Timothy. “Unearthing”, Mobile Structures: Dialogues Between Ceramics and Architecture in Canadian Art catalogue, 8-19.
  • Gogarty, Amy. “A Bell Rings Out” — Recollection, Architecture, and Ceramics at The End of Modernity”, Mobile Structures catalogue, 38-47.
  • Burisch, Nicole and Diana Sherlock. “Linda Sormin: Two Views”, Ceramics Art & Perception; Issue 67, 27-31.

2006

  • Hanessian, Holly. “Encountering Abundance: Multiplicity in Clay”, Ceramics Art and Perception; Issue 63, 9-12.
  • Neeley, James. “Diverse Ceramics”, Medicine Hat News, June 2, 2006, A4.
  • Sikora, Linda. “Metaphysical Materiality”, Stride Gallery solo exhibition essay.
  • Sherlock, Diana, “Ceramics reshape familiar forms”, Calgary Herald, April 8,
  • Burisch, Nicole. “Collected visions: Linda Sormin’s chaotic ceramic landscape, FFWD (Vol. 11 #17, April 6, 2006).

2005

  • Levin, Victor. “Linda Sormin”, Fusion Magazine (l. 29 No.2 Spring, 2005).
  • Mathur, Ashok. “Leaving It Be,” Fuse Magazine (Vol. 28, No. 2).
  • Ghaznavi, Corinna. “Conative Object,” York Quay Gallery, Jan. 2005.

GRANTS & AWARDS (download full CV for details)

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics
2003 — New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Ceramics Diploma, School of Craft and Design
2001 — Sheridan College, Oakville, ON

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, summa cum laude
1993 — Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, Arizona
  • Schein-Joseph Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York
  • World Ceramic Exposition Permanent Collection, Gyeonggi Province, Korea

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