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Chris Antemann
2010 1st Place recipient

Lives and works in Oregon

Bio

Inspired by 18th C. porcelain figurines, Chris Antemann's work employs a
unity of design and concept to simultaneously examine and parody male and
female relationship roles. Characters, themes and incidents build upon each
other, effectively forming their own language that speaks about domestic
rites, social etiquette, and taboos. Themes from the classics and the
romantics are given a contemporary edge; elaborate dinner parties, picnic
luncheons and festive celebrations set the stage for her twisted tales to
unfold.
 
Antemann earned her M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Minnesota and
her B.F.A. in ceramics & painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
She has exhibited extensively in the United States and China. Her work can
be found in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Art
and Design, The 21 C. Hotel Museum, The KAMM Teapot Foundation, The Archie
Bray Foundation, and the Foshan Ceramic Museum in China. Her artist
residencies include The Archie Bray Foundation and The John Michael Kohler
Arts Center, where she was the NEA funded resident. Most recently, she is
the 2010 First Place Winner of the Virginia A. Groot Grant, a prestigious
grant awarded to artists working in 3D to allow them time to further their
work.

Education

2000 M.F.A. in Ceramics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1997 B.F.A. in Ceramics & Painting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA

Professional Experience

2006 Artist in Residence, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2005 Connecting Communities Resident, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2004 Arts/Industry Resident, John Michael Kohler Factory, Kohler, WI
2003-2010 Artist Coordinator, LH Project: Residency Program for the Ceramic Arts, Joseph, OR
2002 Artist in Residence, Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China
2000-2002 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

Selected Exhibitions

2010
BAM! Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown!, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
SOFA CHICAGO, Ferrin Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Art Miami, Ferrin Gallery, Miami, FL

2008 Permanently MAD: Revealing the Collection, Museum of Arts + Design, New York, NY

2007
Feminine Mystique, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA (solo)
Hausfrau, Art Works Gallery, The Holter Museum, Helena, MT (solo)
Agape, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Gallery Artists, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur D’Alene, ID, April
Ladies in White: Women Working in Porcelain, NCECA Conference Exhibition, Goodall Gallery, Louisville, KY
The Figure: National Contemporary Figurative Ceramic Sculpture Invitational, Kimura Gallery, Anchorage, AK

2006
Small Works Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur D’Alene, ID
40 Under 40: Ceramic Invitational, The Clay Place, Carnegie, PA
Solo Exhibition, The Harris Street Gallery, Helena, MT
LH Project Exhibition: A New Brand of Residency, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR
Interpreting the Figure, Ceramic Invitational, Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
Figuring the Feminine, Northview Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Solo Exhibition, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
6th Annual Clay Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur D’Alene, ID

2005      
Clay Chronicles:Connecting Communities Exhibition, John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
Sheboygan, WI
The Animal Instinct, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Curated by Sandy Besser, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
School’s Out, NCECA Conference Exhibition, Gallery at Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
A Tale to Tell, Ceramic Invitational, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
100 Year Celebration: Gallery Artists, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur D’Alene, ID.

2004
Small Artworks Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur D’Alene, ID
Domestic Ironies, The Glass Gallery, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (solo)
Chris Antemann & Beth Cavener Stichter, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur D’Alene, ID.

2003
SOFA Chicago, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
SOFA NEW YORK, Ferrin Gallery, NY, NY
Subject-Me-Object, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Women on the Edge, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
The Pursuit of Pleasure, Fifth Element Gallery, Portland, OR (solo)
Art Form, Ferrin Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
After Palissy, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Duo Show, Paris Gibson Art Museum, Great Falls, MT.

2002

Residents Exhibition, Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute Gallery, Jingdezhen, China
International Ceramics Exhibition, Foshan Ceramic Museum, Foshan, China  
Figurative Sculpture Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, CA
Clay Invitational, Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeur D' Alene, ID
Resident Farewell Exhibition, parlor, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Sculpture II, Group Show, Fifth Element Gallery, Portland, OR
Beyond 2001: Current Artists of the Archie Bray Foundation, The Cube at Beco Gallery,
Kansas City, MO
Holter Grand Opening, The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.

2001      
SOFA Chicago, R Duane Reed Gallery, Chicago, IL
Resident Artist Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation
Basement, Group Exhibition, The Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT
Feats of Clay XIV, Gladding McBean, Lincoln, CA., juror: Paul McCoy
Solo Show, Porcelain Parodies, The Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT.
Alumni Invitational: Face to Face/Woman to Woman, John Sutton Museum,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

2000      
Studio days, Chester Springs Studio, PA
Feats of Clay XIII, Gladding McBean, Lincoln, CA., juror: Gerhardt Knoedel
The San Angelo Ceramic Competition, The San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, TX
The 2000 International Cone Box Show, Holt-Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS
Artists on Their Own, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
What is Art? National Juried Exhibition, St. Cloud Arts Council, MN.

Selected Public and Corporate Collections

The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Mt
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Garry and Karen Davis, Tekoa, WA
Jerry and Midge Goldner, Arizona
Herbert Kohler, Sheboygan, WI
Ruth DeYoung Kohler, Sheboygan, WI
Kohler Co., Kohler, WI
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Robert and Suzanne Taunt, Helena, MT
Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, NM
Foshan Ceramic Museum, Foshan, China
Sanbao International Ceramic Residency Program, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Provence, China
Liu Yuanchang, owner, Jingdezhen Porcelain Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen City, Jiangxi Provence, China
Museum of Arts + Design, New York, NY

Grants, Fellowships and Awards

 

2010 The Virginia A. Groot Foundation, first place merit award

2007
American Craft Show Searchlight Artist, The American Craft Council
2005
NEA Funded Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center
2002
Emerging Artist Grant, American Craft Council
1999
Brown/McKenzie Scholarship
1998
Katherine A. Nash Scholarship
1997-2000
Teaching Assistantship, University of Minnesota Art Department
1995
Grant to Build atmospheric kiln, Graduate School Dept. of Grants and Sponsored Research
1994
The Ralph Reynolds Painting Emphasis Memorial Scholarship, Art Department
1994
Penland Workshop Scholarship
1993
The Frank Ross Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Ceramics Department,
Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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