Benjamin DeMott

www.benjamindemott.org   E: bendemott@mac.com C: (610)730-2644

Education

MFA Degree, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY          

2008

BFA Degree, Cum Laude, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2004

Professional Experience

Studio Manager, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

2017-Current

Assistant Professor Department of Ceramics; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL                     

2014-2017

Faculty Advisor; Arts, Science and Cultural Initiatives Department, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016

Member of the Diversity Advisory Curriculum Planning Committee, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

Current

Instructor, “Breaking Bad Habits” OxBow School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI     

2014-2016

Full-time Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL              2013-2014

Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL                                     2012-2013

Adjunct Professor, Illinois State University, Normal, IL                                               2011-2012

Assistant Collaborator to Wayne Higby, Alfred, NY                                                    2008-2012

Assistant to Walter McConnell, Alfred, NY                                           

2008-2010

Lectures/Publications

Visiting Artist Lecture: University of Colorado, Boulder

2017

“Savior & Faire: la terre” Emmanuel Boos and Hugues Jacquet, Actes Sud publishing

2016

Épisode: 2Nd Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale, Catalogue

2016

PBS “Craft in America” Episode - teachers

2016

Artist Lecture, “Side-Eyed Long” Centre Des Arts Visuals, Montreal, QC  

2016

Visiting Artist Workshop, Logan Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016

Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Concordia University, Montreal QC, Canada

2016

Bad Habits Workshop, Whitworth University, Spokane WA

2015

Visiting Artist Workshop, Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI

2015

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Alfred University, Alfred NY

2015

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2014

Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI                          

2014

Interview with curator Sara Krajewski, “Teeterjam”, Inova Institute of Visual Arts          

2014

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Whitman College, Wala Wala, WA                                               

2013

Clay in Culture Exhibition Series Catalogue, Greenwich House Pottery, “Medium as Metaphor”                    

2012

Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY Artforum, April Issue, Vol.50 No.8                                                                          

2012

Overthrown: Clay Without Limits Catalogue, Denver Museum of Art, curated, written and edited by Gwen F. Chanzit          

2011

Visiting Artist Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL                    

2011

Ceramics Now Magazine, Online Interview                                                            

2011

Visiting Artist Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach, CA                   

2010

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MO                              

2009

Visiting Artist Lecturer, City Design School, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2009

Visiting Artist Lecturer and seminar, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China          

2009

Select Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

“Savage Garden” 14 Chairs Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016

 “K[nō][no̵u]W  You.” Collaboration with Delaney DeMott, McClean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL

2015

“Shongo” University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL                                                         

2015

“Teeter Jam” Inova Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI                                   

2014

“Wala alaW” Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Wala Wala, WA                                               

2013

“Benjamin DeMott/Julia Haft Kendell”, Jane Hartsook Gallery, NY, NY              

2012

“The Practice” Collaborative with Eric Miller, Grey Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010

“Jell-O Shots” Collaborative with Delaney DeMott, Random Room Gallery, Alfred, NY

2009

“Rumination of Glitter and Glue” Shein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramics, 2008

Alfred, NY

“Peripheral Content” Space 205, Cheltenham, PA                                                 

2006

Select Group Exhibitions

“Structures of Atmosphere,” Bridgeway Capital, Pittsburg PA, curator: Joseph Page

2018

“Virginia McClure Ceramic Biennale,” Galerie McClure, Visual Arts Centre Montréal, Québec, curator: Linda Swanson

2016

“Can You Spit On Someone You Love,” Good Lil Base, Chicago IL

2016

“Dredged Dawn” Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2016

“Sight Unseen” Kansas City Convention Center, NCECA, Kansas City, MO

2016

“Michigan Ceramic Art Association Exhibition”, Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI

2015

“Art in Craft Media” Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo NY

2015

“Devil in the Details” Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth University, Spokane WA

2015

“Suddenly Plastic” Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2014

“Artifice from the Cave” Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL                          

2014

“Immersive Stages” Pritzlaff Event Space, Milwaukee, WI                                     

2014

“Define Drawing” McClean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL                       

2013

“Ceramic Sculpture Clay National” Carbondale Clay Center, CO                       

2012

“Deviations from Comfort” Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA                          

2012   

“Fragile” Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA                                                        

2012

“Faculty Biennial” University Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal, IL                       

2012

“Small Favors” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA                                                 

2012

“Overthrown: Clay Without Limits” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO                 

2011

“Array Disarray” McClean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL                         

2011

“Mind Over Matter” Meulensteen Gallery, New York, NY                                     

2011

“Then and Now” The Holter Museum, Helena, MT                                                

2011

“Material Matters: Art and Phenomena” Scripps College Invitational, Claremont, CA

2010

“Alfred International” Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China                                 

2008

“Tyler Ceramics: Past and Present” Invitational Show, Icebox, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2005

NCECA National Juried Show, Indianapolis, IN    

2004   

Awards/Fellowships

The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Center for research and collaboration, Fellowship recipient

2015-2016

Permanent Installations and Collections

 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY

Holter Museum, Helena, MT

Miller Performing Arts Center, Alfred, NY

Miller Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

Connie and Marc Adelman, Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Matthew and Linda Nesvisky, Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA    

Dr. T.R. Persons and Linda Persons, Private Collection, Philadelphia, PA