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MURPHY, DAN
MURPHY, DAN
UTAH

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My ceramic vessels are created swiftly and directly on a slow spinning potter’s wheel. I usually work in series, developing one body of work at a time. My goal is to make gestural vessels that reflect my presence in the finished form. This results in families of pots that are inevitably related, yet each piece stands as a unique one-of-a-kind vessel. After the pieces are made most are fired without applied glazes to stoneware temperatures in wood-burning kilns. Colors and textures on the ceramics result from the interaction of wood, fire and clay. My hope is that each successive generation produces a better piece. I feel a connection to contemporary as well as ancient ceramics, and strive to create objects that will withstand the test of time.

BIOGRAPHY
Dan Murphy is a studio artist and professor teaching ceramics in the Art Department. He earned his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Washington and MA and MFA degrees from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Since joining the faculty at Utah State University he has participated in 55 invitational exhibitions including six exhibitions in conjunction with the annual conferences of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

CURRENT POSITION
2003-Present
Assistant Professor Ceramics Area, Ceramics Area Coordinator Art Department, Utah State University (U.S.U.), Logan, Utah

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2001-2003
Interim Assistant Professor, Ceramics, Art Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1998-2001
Studio Coordinator, Art Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
1995-1998
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

EDUCATION
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1991 Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics
1990 Master of Arts, Ceramics
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
1987 Bachelor of Arts, Art
1987 Bachelor of Arts, Biology

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2008
Western Sundry, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
Yunomi Invitational, Akar, Iowa City, Iowa
2007
Mark of Fire, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
University of Arkansas, Monticello National Juried Cup Show, Taylor Library Gallery, University of Arkansas, Monticello
Strictly Functional Pottery National, venue one: Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, venue two: Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Wood Fire, Signature Shop Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
By the Ounce, NCECA Louisville 2007, Louisville Stoneware, Lexington, Kentucky
Line to Volume, NCECA Louisville 2007, Indiana University Southeast, School of Arts and Letters, Indiana University New Albany, Indiana
Bourbon and Whiskey: A Welcome Inspiration, NCECA Louisville 2007, Melwood Arts Center, Louisville, Kentucky
100 Teapots, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
2006
Feats of Clay, A National Exhibition, Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, California
dHistory in the Making, A National Exhibition, Genessee Pottery, Rochester, New York
20 + 1 Years of the Tozan Kilns, An International Wood Fire Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Coming of Age: Twenty one years of Ceramics at Utah State University, NCECA Portland 2006, Venue One: The Hall Gallery, Portland, Oregon, Venue Two, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
2005
J. Daniel Murphy Ceramics, Tong-In Auction Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Surface, Art Department Gallery, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Forms and Shapes, Narrative Vessel, Akar, Iowa City, Iowa
NCECA 2005 Clay National Exhibition, UMBC, Baltimore, Maryland
Clay Cup X, University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
Stoke, College of Southern Idaho Art Department Gallery, Twin Falls, Idaho
Utah State University Faculty Exhibition, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, 2004
Clay and Glass, Corning Community College, Corning, New York
Utilitarian Clay 2004, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
The Naked Truth, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
J. Daniel Murphy Ceramics and Jason Hess, Northern Arizona University East Gallery, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Ink and Clay, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings
Starbrick Clay National 2004, Starbrick Clay, Nelsonville, Ohio
2004 International Cup, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana
100 Teapots, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
CERAMICS USA 2003, The University of North Texas Art Gallery, The University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
J. Daniel Murphy and Marion Hyde, Gallery at the Station, Ogden Union Station, Ogden Utah
Ferrous, J. Daniel Murphy and Chris Dunker, Alliance For The Varied Arts, Logan, Utah

SELECTED HONORS
2008
Researcher of the Year, College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Artist of the Year, Art Department, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
2005
NCECA 2005 Clay National Award, Dick Lehman Potter, Inc. Award of Excellence in Wood-fired Ceramic Art, UMBC, Baltimore, Maryland
2003
Juror’s Award, CERAMICS USA 2003, Denton, Texas

SELECTED WORKSHOPS & VISITING ARTIST LECTURES
Workshops and Demonstrations
2008
J. Daniel Murphy, Chuck Hindes, Ron Meyers, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2007
J. Daniel Murphy and Dean Adams, Anagama Kiln Building Workshop, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
J. Daniel Murphy, Train Kiln Building Workshop, the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
J. Daniel Murphy, Train Kiln Building Workshop, the University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, North Carolina
1st International Anagama Seminar, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
J. Daniel Murphy, Slide lecture and demonstration, College of Southern Idaho Art Department Gallery, Twin Falls, Idaho
2006
Master of Ceremonies and Pre-Conference, 20 + 1 Years of the Tozan Kilns, An International Wood Fire Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Blossom, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
2005
Slide Lecture, Hong-IK University, Seoul, South Korea
Slide Lecture, Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea
Slide Lecture, Chungnam National University, Taejon, South Korea
J. Daniel Murphy, wood firing, workshop and slide lecture, Waubonsee Community College,
J. Daniel Murphy, wood firing, workshop • Corning Community College, Corning, New York
2004
J. Daniel Murphy and Jason Hess, workshop and slide lecture, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
The Naked Truth, Slide Presentation, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Naked Truth, Pre-Conference, Hootman Studio, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Slide Lecture and Demonstration, Casper Community College, Casper, Wyoming
Slide Lecture and Demonstration, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Selected Publications and Articles
Britt, John, 500 Pitchers, Lark Books, Ashville, North Carolina, 2005 (page TBA)
Murphy, J. Daniel A Personal Statement About the Double-wide Kiln at Utah State University, The Naked Truth Wood Fire Voices, Coe College, Iowa, 2004 (pages 38-40)
Park, Sooa Jerome Daniel Murphy, Ceramic Art Monthly, Korea, July 2005, p. 68-69
Kendall, Gail Utilitarian Clay IV Celebrate the Object, Ceramics Monthly, July 2005, p. 46
Sherman, Hall Utilitarian Clay IV Celebrate the Object, Ceramics Monthly, December 2004, p. 57-61

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois
NAU Museum of Art, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Permanent Collection, Logan, Utah
Augustana College, Permanent collection Rock Island, Illinois
North Idaho College, Permanent Collection Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho
Gonzaga University, Permanent Collection Spokane, Washington
Beagley, Madison, Wisconsin
Eskin, Iowa City, Iowa
Kolva, Spokane, Washington
Taunt, Helena, Montana
Casper, Iowa City, Iowa
Friends of Contemporary Ceramics:
Saxe, Dorothy
Danzier, Martha
Burger, Robert
Reed, Duane