CERAMICS

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KENDALL, GAIL
KENDALL, GAIL
NEBRASKA
My ceramic works are influenced by European and Middle Eastern pottery traditions from the 13th through the 18th centuries. Both “peasant” and “palace” pots inspire me. In the former it is the casual, perhaps careless, result that excites me: the drip of glaze, the impurities in the clay, the globs of kiln-shelf refuse fused to the bottom; these imperfections often enliven the pot in ways that take my breath away. In the latter, the elaborate rendering of form and surface fuels my imagination. Early English slipware, Delftware, maiolica and Middle Eastern earthenware are sources I refer to often.

Red earthenware clay is found along riverbanks, canyons and in the foothills of mountains and has been used by peasant potters for thousands of years. I am attached to red earthenware clay (terracotta) and low-fired technologies as symbols of my heritage. My roots are European and peasant. I like to imagine a potter ancestor in Luxembourg or Wiltshire pouring slip (a liquid form of clay, commonly white, used as a simple way to achieve contrast) on his earthenware charger, decorating it with the details of some local or family event, sprinkling on the lead oxide and firing it in the most simple manner. He was an essential member of his community whereas I am more at home in the art world. But he and I are alike in our interest in the more mundane aspects of life, daily routines, and family celebrations. Like him, I hope the plates, platters, bowls and other service pieces I make enhance those routines and rituals and that they add a touch of grace to the domestic arena.

Abbreviated Resume (2002 - Present)

GRANTS & AWARDS
2009 NCECA - Excellence in Teaching Award (Lifetime Achievement)

2008 UNIVERISTY OF NEBRASKA. Layman Award to facilitate Sheldon Museum of Art
Solo Exhibition (for materials)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN. Faculty Development Leave.
2007 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. Research Council Grant In Aid: Akal Exchange. Morocco
HIXSON-LIED COLLEGE OF F&PA. Faculty Research Grant. Akal Exchange
HIXSON-LIED COLLEGE OF F&PA. Faculty Development Grant. London.
2006 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA. Named professorship (Hixson-Lied Prof. of Art)
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – Presenter: Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecturer Series:
"What Is It About Pots?"
2004 HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART. ‘Walter Gropius American Master Series": Solo Exhibition
CITY OF LINCOLN. Mayor’s Award for Creative Achievement
MEADOWLARK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL. Lincoln NE. Featured Visual Artist
2003 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN. Research Council Grant-In-Aid. Attingham Trust Summer Program Research in England (Ceramics in Context: Some Country House Collections)
2001 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN. Faculty Development Leave for Research in
England & France (Pursuing Paradox)
2000 UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN. Summer Research Fellowship




SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2008 SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART. Solo Exhibition. Liincoln NE
HARVEY MEADOWS GALLERY. Two-Person Exhibition. Aspen CO
2006 LUX CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Solo exhibition. Lincoln NE
2004 HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART. Solo Exhibition. WV
2003 FIREHOUSE ART CENTER. Solo Exhibition. Norman, Oklahoma
2002 SANTA FE CLAY. Solo Exhibition. Santa Fe, NM
2000 FUSIONS GALLERY. Queensland Potters Association. Solo Exhibition.
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


SELECTED GROUP AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2008 MINNESOTA POTTERY TOUR. Artists Invite Artists. Franconia Sculpture Park. Shaeffer MN
NORTHERN CLAY CENTER. American Pottery Festival. Minneapolis MN
THE CLAY STUDIO. Earthenware Exhibition. Curator: Prof. Linda Arbuckle. Phila. PA
MUSEUM OF NEBRASKA ART. 'Spirit'. Art Exhibition and Auction
ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. Annual Art Exhibition & Auction
MAMORANECK ART GUILD. "All Fired Up: Earthenware Surfaces". Mamorenck NY
LYNHURST, A National Trust House. "The Artful Table". Curator: Julia Galloway. Tarrytown
SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS UNIVERSITY. "Near East Meets West". Small Group Invitational.
Curator: Prof. Patrick Veerkamp. Georgetown TX
GUILFORD COLLEGE. From One Hand To Another". An exhibition of mentors and a protégé.
Greensboro, SC

2007 MAIN STREET GALLERY. "The Daily Cup" An exhibition of drinking vessels. Curated by Prof. Emeritus D. Anderson State University of Illinois at Edwardsville. Edwardsville IL
PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS. Faculty Exhibition. Penland North Carolina
SANTA FE CLAY. "La Mesa" . NCECA Confernece. Lexington KY
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART. Dinnerware Exhibition. Curator: R. Shay,
Director: U of Kentucky School of Art
ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. Annual Exhibition and Auction. Aspen CO
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MUSEUM OF ART. Exhibition & Auctiion. CO
RED LODGE CERAMIC CENTER. Invitational Exhibition. Curator: Jeff Oestreich. Montana
13TH ST. CROIX VALLEY POTTERY TOUR. Artist's invite Artists

2006 ART SCHOOL AT OLD CHURCH. ‘32nd Annual Pottery Exhibition”. Curator: Karen Karnes
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY – FLAGSTAFF. “Woodfire Conference Invitational”
ST. CROIX VALLEY POTTERY TOUR. “Artists Invite Artists” Franconia, MN
LILL STREET STUDIOS. “Artists and Mentors”. Invitational
EMPORIA STATE UN IVERSITY. “Surface Matters” Curator: Elaine Henry, Harris Deller

2005 HOMEWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY. ‘Seven Earthenware Potters’ Curator: Gail Kendall. (in conjunction with the 2005 NCECA Conference.
SHELDON MEMORIAL ART GALLERY. “Clay Continuum: The Archie Bray Foundation at Fifty”. Curator: Peter Held, Director. Ceramics Museum at Arizona State University
WATKINS GALLERY. “Courses: Soup to Nuts”. North Hampton, MA Curator: Linda Hillman JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ART CENTER. “Fill It to The Brim”. A National Invitational
Sheboygan WI THE CLAY STUDIO. “Mastery in Clay”. A national exhibition and fundraising auction.
Philadelphia PA REDSTAR STUDIOS. “Women in Clay”. An invitational exhibition curaged by:
Liz Quackenbush, Professor of Art. Penn State University. Kansas City CORNERSTONE. “Art Exhibition and Auction”. A fundraiser for a New Mexico historical
Preservation Not-For-Profit organization. Santa Fe, NM




HARVEY MEADOWS GALLERY. "Feast". A National Invitational. Aspen CO
NORTHERN CLAY CENTER. '"The American Pottery Festival". Mpls. MN

2004 ARTSTREAM NCECA TOUR. Curator: Alleghany Meadows. Traveling Exhibition
WICHITA CENTER FOR THE ARTS. 'Gail Kendall, Robert Briscoe, Bede Clarke'.
Wichita
ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ART & CRAFT. “Utilitarian Clay Symposium Exhibtion”
Curators: Bill Griffith, Director. Peter Beasecker, Prof. of Art, Southern Methodist University.
SANTA FE CLAY GALLERY AT SANTA FE CLAY. “Just Desserts”. Curator: Ellen Huie

2003 WORCESTER CENTER FOR THE CRAFTS. Dinnerware Invitational. Worcester MA
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN – Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. ‘Faculty Show’ BROOKSFIELD CENTER FOR THE CRAFTS. Invitational. Curator: Gail Brown
NCECA NATIONAL. Juried Exhibition. San Diego, CA
SANTA FE CLAY. "Cups". Invitational. Curator: Avra Leodis
ODYSSEY CENTER FOR THE CERAMIC ARTS. "Women in Clay".
Curator: Mark Burleson. Ashville, North Carolina BERKHOLDER PROJECT. “Artist’s Invite Artists”. Group Invitational. Lincoln NE

2002 BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS. 'Pots Presented' Curator: Nicholos Joerling
* WORCESTER CENTER FOR THE CRAFTS. 'Intent' Invitational Curator: Mary Barringer
SHERRY LEEDY GALLERY. Invitational. Kansas City MO
MANHATTEN ART CENTER. 'Out of Academe: Artists Who Teach'. Curator: Anna
Caluori-Holcombe
HAYDON GALLERY. ' Gail Kendall, Pete Pinnell, Kari Radasch, Monica Ripley,
Richard Schwartz'. Lincoln NE
FREE HAND. Group Invitational. Curator: Jeff Oestreich. Los Angeles, CA
STABLE GALLERY. "Artists Invite Artists: Watershed Residents." Damarscotta, Maine GALLERY 72. “Unl Ceramics Faculty & Graduate Students”. Omaha NE

PRESENTATIONS
2008 APPALACHIAN CENTER FOR THE CRAFTS. Public Lecture
ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. Public Lecture
SHELDON MUSEUM OF ART. Gallery Talks (two)
LUX CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Gallery Talk "Seven Original Voices in American
Pottery". Curated by Gail Kendall
AMIZMIZ ELLIS HOUSE. Gallery Talk "Akal Exchange Pottery Exhibition"
LUX CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Lecture & Conversation "Using The Hand Made
Day to Day"
2007 PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
NORTHERN CLAY CENTER. American Pottery Festival. Public Lecture

2006 MENDOCINO ART CENTER


2005 OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT. Portland OR. Lecture
SHELDON MEMORIAL ART GALLERY. Panelist. ‘American Ceramics Then and Now” A Symposium in Conjunction with Artchie Bray Foundation curated exhibition.
ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. Lecture. Aspen CO
KANSAS ARTIST CRAFTSMAN ASSOCIATION. Lecture. Topeka KS

2004 ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ART & CRAFT. Presentor. '4th Utilitarian Clay
Symposiumm'. Gatlinburg TN PANELI Member” Influence, Appropriation, Plagarism”
HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART. Public Lecture. Huntington WV
WICHITA ART CENTER. Lecture. Wichita KS
SHELDON MEMORIAL ART GALLERY. Gallery Talk. “Ceramic Work From the
Permanent Collection”
MID AMERICA PRINT COUNCIL CONFERENCE. Interviewer: Outi Heiskanen and Akira Kurosaki
SHELDON MEMORIAL ART GALLERY. “A Personal View of the Work of Robert
Arneson”. Gallery Talk in Conjunction with the Exhibition ‘Big Idea’

2003 ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. Public Lecture. Snowmass CO
SPRING ISLAND ART CENTER. Public Slide Lecture. Spring Island SC
FIRE HOUSE ART CENTER. Public Slide Lecture. Norman OK


2002 NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUCATION IN THE CERAMIC ARTS. Presentation
Suzanne Stephenson, Professor Emeritus for Honors. Opening Session. Kansas City

WORKSHOPS
2009 RED LODGE CLAY CENTER. Artist Invites Artists. One month residency.
SEWANEE COLLEGE. Shake Rag Workshop Series
2008 ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. Snowmass CO
APPALACHIAN CENTER FOR THE CRAFTS. Smithville TN
AKAL POTTERY EXCHANGE. Amizmiz, Morocco with Liz Quackenbush, Linda
Hillman, Autumn Cipala
2007 UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI. Columbia MO
PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
MINNITONKA ART CENTER. Minnetonka MN

2006 MENDOCINO ART CENTER
MINNETONKA ART CENTER. Minnetonka MN

2005 ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. Two Week Workshop. Snowmass CO
OREGON COLLEGE OF ART AND CRAFT. Weekend Workshop. Portland OR

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY. Topeka, KS
KANSAS ARTIST CRAFTSMAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Topeka KS

2004 HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART. Three day workshop with Solo Exhibition
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY. 'Clay Nation'. Three Day Workshop
ARROWMONT SCHOOL OF ART & CRAFT. Demonstrator.
Utilitarian Clay Symposium. Curators: Bill Griffith. Peter Beasecker



2003 SPRING ISLAND TRUST. Sprig Island, South Carolina. Three-day workshop
ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER. w/ Clive Bowen. Two-week workshop
FIREHOUSE ART CENTER. Norman Oklahoma


2002 SANTA FE CLAY. Santa Fe, NM. One week workshop.
ODYSSEY CENTER FOR CERAMIC ART. Ashville. NC. One week workshop
PETERS VALLEY CERAMIC CENTER. Peters Valley, NJ. One week workshop.
TERRA INCOGNITO. Oak Park, IL. One week workshop.

JUROR/ CURATOR
2007 LUX CENTER. "Seven Original Voices In American Pottery: Arbuckle, Berringer, Brady, Pharis, Quackenbush, Rowan, Simon
2005 INTERNATIONAL TEAPOT EXHIBITION. Xixing , Peoples Republic, China, - Juror
CARBONDALE CLAY CENTER. “Clay National” Carbondale CO. - Juror
KANSAS ARTIST CRAFTSMAN ASSOCIATION. “Emerging Artists Exhibition”. Topeka KS
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN. Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. “UNL/MFA in
Ceramics: 2=1993 – 2003”. Curated with Joe Ruffo
HOMEWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM. JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY. “Seven Earthenware Potters” Curator
2006 SHELDON MEMORIAL ART GALLERY. Works From the Permanent Collection. Curator
2003 GALLERY 72. 'First & Second Year Grads & Faculty". Omaha NE2002 HAYDON GALLERY. "UNL Third Year Grads & Faculty". Lincoln, NEå



WORK CURATED INTO MUSEUM COLLECTIONS 2002 - present

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART
HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART


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