ABOUT KRISTIN LANDOWSKI

 

 A Midwest native, Kristin is an Oakland-based ceramic artist. She thrives on creating utilitarian forms that connect community, as well as throwing vessels over three feet tall. Never bored, she utilizes the versatility of clay through expressive representation in handbuilding. She has over 15 years teaching experience.  She graduated with a MFA in Ceramics & Interdisciplinary Studies as well as a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts.  She received her BFA in Ceramics and BFA in Sculpture, along with an Art History Minor from University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point. 

 

CONTACT

k_land_pottery@yahoo.com

Tel: 715-347-2742

Education:

2017               MA, Visual & Critical Studies, California College of the Arts

2016               MFA, Ceramics, California College of the Arts

2004               BFA, Sculpture, Art History Minor, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

2003               BFA, Ceramics, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

         

Professional Experience:  

2020-Present  Ceramics Instructor, College Park High School, Oakland, CA

2018-2020       Art Instructor and Mentor, Alta Vista Middle School, San Francisco, CA                

                        Ceramics Professor, Precollege Ceramics, California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA

2017-2018       Ceramics Instructor, San Francisco University High School, San Francisco, CA.

2017-Present Ceramics Instructor, Center for Community Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

2017                Ceramics Professor, Precollege Ceramics, California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA

                        Juror, Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Butte College, Oroville, CA

                        Panelist, First Year Review, California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA

2016               Teaching Assistant, Visual Studies: Sexuality & Culture, California College of the Arts.

                                Assisting Professor Thomas Haakenson

                        Mentor, First Year Honors Program, California College of the Arts, CA.

                        Panelist, First Year Review, California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA

                        Teaching Assistant, Ceramics: The Five Realms, California College of the Arts.

                        Assisting Professor Arthur Gonzalez

                        Panelist, Junior Review, California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA

                        Teaching Assistant, Ceramics: Inside of Outside, California College of the Arts.

                                 Assisting Professor Nancy Selvin

2015-Present   Ceramics Instructor, Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA.

2015                Mentor, First Year Honors Program, California College of the Arts, CA.

                        Teaching Assistant, Ceramics: Moldmaking Historical & Contemporary, California College of the Arts.

                                  Assisting Professor Edith Garcia Monnet

                         Teaching Assistant, Core Drawing: Real to the Imagined, California College of the Arts, CA.

                                  Assisting Professor Carol Elkovich

2005-2014       Private Ceramics Instructor, Stevens Point, WI.

                               Developer and facilitator of classes that met continuously in my private studio. Basic ceramics classes are taught annually                                 with strong focus on advanced classes in theory, conceptual design and expression.

2005-2010       Studio & Store Manager & Ceramics Instructor, Art Village Inc. Stevens Point, WI.

                                Manager of the business and art center.  Experience with managing staff, creating schedules, Quick-books, creating           

                                spreadsheets, creative thinking and problem-solving, implementing new policies and expanding clientele base for       

                                business. Creating special events for business exposure. Managing the art studio, safety enforcements, class design

                                preparations & facilitating. Firing the kilns, glaze making.

2002                John Michael Kohler Community Center

                               Collaboration with Children, assisting Keven Brunett and Kristin Thielking. Sheboygan, WI.

2000-2002       Ceramics Intern, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

                               Experience with firing electric and gas kilns, along with preparing glazes.

 

Professional Workshops:

2019                Lidded Vessels: Functional to Conceptual, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2018                Up, Up and Away: Constructing Larger Vessels, Center for Community Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

2017                Up, Up and Away: Constructing Larger Vessels, Center for Community Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

2016                Up, Up and Away: Constructing Larger Vessels, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

                        Surface Design: Exploring Glazes and Surface Decoration, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

 

Publications/Media Coverage:

2017                “Picturing Dis-Ease: Advertising Breast Cancer in Pink-Ribbon Culture and the Narrative Works of Jo Spence,” Visual and                                                        Critical Studies Master’s Thesis, California College of the Arts and Sightlines essay, California College of the Arts. 

2013                Scene Magazine, Wausau, WI.

                                  Artwork on the cover of the magazine and article about, “Creative Philanthropy.”

2010                “Delicacy Within”  WSAW Channel 7, Wausau, WI & WAOW Channel 9, Wausau, WI.          

                                   Coverage of the exhibition along with dedication and importance to Breast Cancer Awareness.

2008                Art & Soul, Stevens Point Journal, Stevens Point, WI.

                                   Weekly articles depicting the importance of art in daily life.

Conference:

2017                Picturing Dis-Ease: Advertising Breast Cancer in Pink-Ribbon Culture and the Narrative Works of Jo Spence,Visual & Critical

                                   Studies Spring Symposium,San Francisco, CA.  

Professional Membership:      

2017-Present   Berkeley Potter’s Guild, Member, Berkeley, CA.

2009-2011        Gallery Q Artist Cooperative, Chair of Jury & Membership Committee.

                                    Responsibilities include contacting artists, organizing meetings, recruiting new artists to exhibit.  Stevens Point, WI

                          Gallery Q Artist Cooperative, Member of Gallery Committee

                                     Responsibilities include curating current exhibitions; assisting artists hang their show and create a unique and inviting                                       space.

 

Professional Development Workshops:

2019                Center for Community Arts, Master Potter Series: Ehren Tool, Walnut Creek, CA

2018                Center for Community Arts, Master Potter Series: Tip Toland, Walnut Creek, CA

2017                Center for Community Arts, Master Potter Series: Nick Joerling, Walnut Creek, CA

                        Center for Community Arts, Master Potter Series: Sergei Isupov, Walnut Creek, CA

2016                Center for Community Arts, Master Potter Series: Sunshine Cobb, Walnut Creek, CA

2015                Lane College; Workshop with Lisa Clague, Eugene, OR

                        De Anza College, Figurative Building with Arthur Gonzalez, Cupertino, CA

2005                Penland School of Crafts; Summer Workshop with David Steumpfle, Penland, NC  

2004                Penland School of Crafts; Summer Workshop with Terry Gess, Penland, NC

Awards & Achievements:    

2020                Continuing Education Grant, Alta Vista Middle  School, San Francisco, CA

2018                $1200 Continuing Education Grant, San Francisco University High School, San Francisco, CA

2017                $300 Travel Grant, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2014                Second Place, Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI

                        Juror’s Choice, Visions XVI, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI

2013                First Place, Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI

2012                First Place, Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI.

2011                Second Place, Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI

2010                Honorable Mention, Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI

                        Honorable Mention, Riverfront Arts Center: Visions XII.  Stevens Point, WI

2009                Honorable Mention, Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI

2008                Third Place, Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI

2004                Sandman Award for Works in Paper, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI. 

2003                $500 Student Research Grant, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, WI.  1    

                        Emerging Artist Award, Festival of the Arts of Wausau, Feature Artist.  Wausau, WI.           

                        Susan Piotrowski Ceramics Award: Honorable Mention.  University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

                        Dean’s Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

2002                Dean's List, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017               "BRCA 1: An Exploration of Breast Cancer and Disease in the Body," San Francisco University High School Gallery, San

                                  Francisco, CA.

2010               “The Delicacy Within” Gallery Q, Stevens Point, WI. October

 

Exhibitions: 

2020              What Lies Beneath, Juror Lisa Clague, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA               

2017              Visions in Clay, Juror John Toki, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA

                       The Teacher Is Artist, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2016                Fault Lines, California College of the Arts, Hubbell Galleries, San Francisco, CA  

                        SOCKS + ROCKS, California College of the Arts, College Ave Galleries, Oakland, CA

                        California College of the Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA

                        California College of the Arts Pottery Guild Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA 

                       #CCATextstyling, California College of the Arts, College Ave Galleries, Oakland, CA

 

2015                A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI

                        Rocks Silica Soapbox, California College of the Arts, College Ave Galleries, Oakland, CA

                        Visions in Clay, Juror Lisa Reinertson, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA

                        American Craft Council San Francisco Show, San Francisco, CA

 

2014               California College of the Arts Pottery Guild Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA 

                       Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions XVI, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

                       Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI

 

2013              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions XV, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.        

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI

 

2012              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI.

                      Verse & Vision, Gallery Q, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI

 

2011              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI.

                      Visions in Clay, LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA. 

                      Verse & Vision, Gallery Q, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Visions XIII, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.   

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI

 

2010              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions XII, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI.

        

2009              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions XI, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI.

 

2008              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions X, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Inside & Out Sculpture Exhibit, Sheboygan, WI.

 

2007              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions IX, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI.

 

2006              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions VIII, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Inside & Out Sculpture Exhibit, Sheboygan, WI. May

 

2005              Fine Arts Festivals of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI. 

                      Visions VII, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Inside & Out Sculpture Exhibit, Sheboygan, WI. May

 

2004              Student Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Bachelor of Fine Arts Sculpture Exhibition, Edna Carlsten Gallery, University Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI. 

                      Inside & Out Sculpture Exhibit, Sheboygan, WI. May

                      Visions VI, Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point, WI.

 

2003              Student Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Bachelor of Fine Arts Ceramics Exhibition, Edna Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Fine Arts Festival of Waupaca, Waupaca, WI.

                      Rising Star Mill Art Show, Nelsonville, WI.

                      Festival of the Arts, Feature Artist for the Emerging Artist Award, Wausau, WI. 

                      A.R.T.S. Night, Art Exhibit to aid Women’s Fund in Community, Stevens Point, WI.

                      Juror at Rural Rembrandt Art Club, Wautoma, WI. 

         

Volunteer:  

2010                Breast Cancer Bowls Fund, Stevens Point, WI.  

                                  A fundraising effort created by Kristin Landowski to aid and help local breast cancer patients with the struggles of   

                                  dealing with the hardship cancer brings.   

2004-present  Empty Bowls, Stevens Point, WI. 

                                   Donated over 100 bowls to raise money and aid the prevention of hunger

2003                 Arts Bash (Fundraiser for Art Scholarships), Stevens Point, WI.  

                                    Donated work and gave throwing demonstration

2002                 University Wisconsin Stevens Point Play: Children of Eden, Stevens Point, WI.  November

                                    Donated bowls to the play

 

 

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