images © 2012-2018  by Priya Thoresen

Education​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2017          Arizona State University, MFA

Ceramics

2012-14    University of Florida, Post Baccalaureate Study

2009          Berea College, BA Studio Art ​

Ceramics Emphasis; Minor Asian Studies                               

2008          Murray State/KIIS Japan Summer Study Abroad Program Participant

2007          Murray State/KIIS Italy Summer Study Abroad Program Participant

Teaching Experience​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2018-present  Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2017-present  Adjunct Faculty, Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN

2015-17           Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2009-10           Assistant Language Teacher, JET Program, Japan

2007-09           Teaching Assistant to Tina Gebhart, Berea College, Berea, KY

Solo and Group Exhibitions​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2019

Juried National V, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

CSP: An Art and Design Presence, Concordia Galleries, Saint Paul, MN

Nucleus, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN               

Unapologetic: Women in the Land of Mingei-Sota, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN

juried by Susan Beiner and Victoria Christen

Clay at Concordia: On the Wall and Off it Too, Beutow Gallery, Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN

Object Lessons, Regis West, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Material Presence, Solo Exhibition, H. Williams Teaching Gallery, Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN

Geologic Shift, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2018             

22nd San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Art Museum, San Angelo, TX

juried by Peter Held

An Honest Attempt, Grinter Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

6th Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL

juried by Gail Kendall

Ceram-a-Rama Silent Auction, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ

2017             

95th Annual All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI

juried by Alison Wong       

Mugshots VIII, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincon,NE

juried by Doug Peltzman

Juried Alumni Exhibition, Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, Berea, KY

juried by Kyle and Kelly Phelps          

Color  •  Object  •  Form, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ 

Solo Thesis Exhibition

Walking and Thinking and Walking: Part 2, ASU Art Museum Combine Studios, Phoenix, AZ  

Mudworks MMXVII, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite, Grand Arthaus, Phoenix, AZ

 

2016               

Exchange, travelling exhibition, Step Gallery, ASU, Phoenix AZ

Exchange, University Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Through Space and Time, Noble Science and Engineering Library, ASU, Tempe, AZ

ASU Ceramics NOW, ASU Exhibition Hall, Tempe, AZ

Systemic: An Exploration of Human Systems, Step Gallery, ASU, Phoenix, AZ

3 Person Show

College Collective, Genessee Center for the Arts and Education, Rochester, NY

Juried by Peter Pincus

Nathan Cummings Travel Grant Show, Step Gallery, ASU Phoenix, AZ

Ceram-a-Rama Silent Auction, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ

Mudworks MMXVI, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

 

2015              

Radius II, Livery Studio Space, Scottsdale, AZ

Radius, Museum of Walking, Tempe, AZ

Where are They Now?: Postcards from the UF Art Alumni, 4Most Gallery, University of Florida,   Gainesville, FL

 

2014               

New Grads Show, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

Trajectories, Xavier Preparatory College, Phoenix, AZ

Coffee, Tea, or...#3, Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park, IL

Seize the Clay, Icehouse Gallery, McIntosh, FL

Trading Places: Part 3, Central Florida Office Plus, Gainesville, FL

 

2013               

Eutectics, Reitz Union Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University of Florida Student Juried Show, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL

Cup: The Intimate Object IX, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

Variations in Clay, Icehouse Gallery, McIntosh, FL

 

2012               

Trading Places: Part 2, Warphaus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Currents 2012: Phenomena of the End, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Juried by Kathy King

 

2011               

Teapot Show, Craftsman House Gallery, St Petersburg, FL

 

2010              

Members Show, St Petersburg Clay Company, St Petersburg, FL                   

 

2009              

Senior Art Exhibition, Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, Berea, KY

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​Awards and Honors​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2018

Get Ready Grant, Cerf+

Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist

2017               

3rd Prize, 95th Annual All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center

Completion Grant, ASU School of Art

2016               

Special Talent Scholarship, ASU School of Art

2015              

Special Talent Scholarship, ASU School of Art

2014               

Special Talent Scholarship, ASU School of Art

Bobbit Scholarship, Berea College

2005-09      

Full Tuition Scholarship, Berea College

2007               

New Horizons Grant, Berea College

2008               

John B. Stephenson Scholarship, Berea College

Career Related Experience​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2018               

NCECA Conference Volunteer/Assistant to Torbjorn Kvasbo, Minneapolis, MN

Looking and Learning: Brian Czibesz and Priya Thoresen, Artist Conversations, Northern Clay Center,      Minneapolis, MN

Outreach Team Member, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

Ceramics Teacher, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN

2017 

Volunteer, American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

Artist Talk, ASU Ceramic Research Center,Tempe, AZ

2015-16       

Intern to Garth Johnson, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ

2014              

Pre-session Volunteer, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

Art Coordinator, Concordia Language Villages Japanese Camp, Dent, MN

2013              

The Art Lending Project, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

Teacher, Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center, Gainesville, FL

2011-12     

Guest Artist, Creative Clay, St Petersburg, FL

Resident artist, Craftsman House Gallery, St Petersburg, FL

2012               

Spring for the Arts, Creative Clay Silent Auction Fundraiser, St Petersburg, FL

2010              

NCECA Conference Volunteer, Tampa, Florida

2008              

Empty Bowls, Berea, KY

2006-09      

Involvement in Berea College Crafts Ceramic Apprenticeship Program

Publications

 

“Recipes: Low Fire to Cone 3,” Ceramics Monthly, September 2018, p. 70

Cover Photo, Ceramics Monthly, May 2018.

“Emerging Artist”, Ceramics Monthly, May 2018, p. 38.

Harnetty, Jennifer Peollot  “Tips for Forming the Best Ceramic Coils,” Ceramic Arts Network Daily, April 11, 2018 https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/daily/pottery-making-techniques/handbuilding-techniques/tips-forming-best-ceramic-coils/

Thoresen, Priya “Forming Coils,” Ceramics Monthly, March 2018, p. 64.

The Artslant Team "Under the Radar: Nando Alvarez Perez, Santina Amato, Priya Thoresen" Artslant, 7/14/2017

https://www.artslant.com/ams/articles/show/48186-under-the-radar-nando-alvarez-perez-santina-amato-priya-thoresen

Dashnaw, Mary “In Case You Missed: Systemic at Step Gallery” The Arts Beacon, 9/9/2016 http://www.theartsbeacon.com/in-case-you-missed-systemic-at-step-gallery

 

Memberships

2016-present  Art Axis

2015-present  NCECA

2012-2014      H.O.T Clay, University of Florida Ceramics Club

2010                NCECA

                         St. Petersburg Clay Company (now Morean Center for Clay)

 

Collections

 

Concordia University

Linda Arbuckle and Leland Shaw

Maggie Taylor and Jerry Ulsemann

Thoresen CV .pdf