SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 More Possibilities for Distance and Mass, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery. New York, NY

2015 Let’s just say what we mean, Two-person exhibition with Linda Lopez. Eastfield Community College. Eastfield, TX

2013 What is Done, University of Missouri. Columbia, MO

2013 Everyday Something New, Valdosta State University. Valdosta, GA

2010 Many Things New and More of the Same, Snowhite Gallery at Unitec NZ. Auckland, New Zealand

2010 Cutting the Aces, Pitchblack Gallery at Unitec NZ. Auckland, New Zealand

2010 Sleights of Hand, Objectspace. Auckland, New Zealand

2009 Brighter Than Real, Vertigo Art Space. Denver, CO

2008 The Maerskline Project, LEAP Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Craft. Pittsburgh, PA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 (upcoming) Matter / Metaxis, curated by Aimee Odum and Stephen Robinson. Eutectic Gallery. Portland, OR 

2017 Infinity Pool, curated by Rebecca Morgan and Stephen Eakin for SPRING/BREAK Art Fair. New York, NY

2017 A Hard Swath to Mow, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO.

2016 #f*ncked!, curated by Susie Silbert and Anna Walker, Dodge Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute. MO

2016 Now and Then, curated by Casey Whittier and Blanca Guerra, Kansas City Museum. Kansas City, MO

2016 Dredged/Drawn, organized by Israel Davis and Michele Bosak, Kendall College of Art and Design. Grand Rapids, MI

2016 Accessibility by Design, curated by Susan Beiner and Brian Gillis. Vulpes Bastille. Kansas City, MO

2016 5x5x5, curated by Wesley Harvey, Red Lodge Clay Studio. Red Lodge, MT

2016 Shades at The Bedfellows Club, Curated by Jess Hirsch and Haynes Riley. Little Rock, AR

2015 Constructed, Curated by Peter Johnson, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

2015 One Nite Standard, Curated by Sam King, LaLaLand. Fayetteville, AR

2014 Intersecting Editions, Curated by Rachel Sydlowski and Sarah Rowe, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, NY

2014 A Complicated History, Curated by Pattie Chalmers, Vanguard Sculpture Gallery. Milwaukee, WI

2014 Primary Clay, Organized by David Smith and Brad Cushman, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

2013 Richmond Ceramic Invitational, Curated by Jason Hackett, Richmond Visual Art Center. Richmond, VA

2013 Skin, Embellished, Curated by Lindsay Pichaske and Linda Lopez, Gallery 1724. Houston, TX

2013 University of Arkansas Ceramics, Organized by Adam Posnak, Two Allen Center. Houston, TX

2013 Clay on the Wall, Curated by Glen Brown and Juan Granados, Landmark Arts Gallery at Texas Tech University. Lubbock, TX

2012 Under the Table, Curated by Margaret Meehan, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX

2012 Transition Points, Curated by Brian Harper, Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, IN

2012 Mathew McConnell and Jinsoo Song, Anne Kittrell Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

2012 NCECA Emerging Artist Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA

2012 Deviations from Comfort, Curated by Nathan Betschart, Seattle Design Center. Seattle, WA

2011 67th Scripps Ceramics Annual, "Making Fun," Curated by Tim Berg, R.C. Williamson Gallery, Scripps College. Claremont, CA

2011 Elastic Authenticity, Curated by Darien Johnson and Susan Beiner, Morean Arts Center. St. Petersburg, FL

2011 Archie Bray Fellowship Exhibition, Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT

2011 Resident Artists and Artists to the Edge, Warehouse Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT

2011 Method: Multiple, Curated by Valerie Zimany and Debbie Kupinsky, Emerson Fine Arts. Tampa, FL

2011 Dead Reckoning: Boats, Buoys, and Beyond, Curated by Peter Morgan, St. Pete Pier. St. Petersburg, FL

2011 Archie Bray Foundation at NCECA, St. Petersburg Clay Center. St. Petersburg, FL

2010 Even Younger than Jesus, Robischon Gallery. Denver, CO

2010 Remapping: the Expanding Landscape of Ceramics, Curated by Joe Page Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College. Walla Walla, WA

2010 (Untitled Exhibition), Curated by Nick Spratt, RM Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand

2009 Young Guns, Curated by Jan Guy, Sydney College of the Arts. Sydney, Australia

2009 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dairy Center for the Arts. Boulder, CO

2009 A Motley Effort, Juror and Participant. Metro State College, Denver, CO

2009 NCECA Regional Student Juried Exhibition, Jurors: Michaelene Walsh and Geoffrey Wheeler, Tempe Arts Center. Tempe, AZ

2008 Resident Artists of the Archie Bray Foundation, Traveling Exhibition: Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Jingdezhen, China

2008 Archie Bray Resident Artists Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA

2007 Bolder Clay, Vertigo Art Space. Denver, CO

2007 Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artist Exhibition, Bray Warehouse Gallery. Helena, MT

2007 COllaboratioNE, UMC Gallery, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2006 University of Colorado Graduate Ceramics, University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE

2006 Amazing Clay 3, Staunton Augusta Art Center. Staunton, VA

2006 83rd Annual Spring Show, Curated by Joyce Scott, Erie Art Museum. Erie, PA

2006 Jersey Shore Clay National, MT Burton Gallery. Surf City, NJ

2006 The Suitcase Boogie Invitational, Jupiter Hotel. Portland, OR

2006 6th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent State University. Kent, OH

2006 17th Annual Houberbocken Teapot Show, Chiaroscuro Gallery. Chicago, IL

2005 Edinboro Graduate Invitational, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA

2004 30th Annual October Evenings Exhibition, Heeschen Gallery. Meadville, PA

2004 Edinboro Ceramic Invitational, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA

2004 BFA Exhibition, Valdosta State University. Valdosta, GA


PUBLICATIONS

2016 “Mathew McConnell’s New York Show sets a Standard for the Assemblage Genre” by Garth Clark. CFile.daily online, February 1st, 2016.

2016 "Realness" by Matt Blomeley. New Ceramics, November/December, 2016

2016 Clay: A Studio Handbook, by Vince Pitelka. Publisher: American Ceramic Society (3 images)

2016 “CFile’s Top 10 Guide to NCECA Kansas City” CFile.daily online, March 10th, 2016

2016 “Shades at the Bedfellows Club” on ArtViewer online, Federico Acal, editor. January 30th, 2016

2015 “Furniture Music: Mathew McConnell Evokes a Mood” by Kathleen Whitney. Ceramics Monthly, November, 2015 

2015 “Constructed Highlights Playful Trends in Sculpture at Nightingale Gallery” by Justin Crowe. CFile.daily online, July 15th, 2015.

2015 “Mathew McConnell” by Ian Thomas and Eli Blasko. Eutopia online, May 13th, 2015.

2014 “Mathew McConnell: Self, Theft, and Inspiration” by Glen Brown. Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 96

2014 “Out of Necessity” by Adam Welch. An exhibition review of Out of NecessityCeramics: Art and Perception, Issue 97

2014 "Under the Table" by Collette Copeland, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 94. Exhibition Review.

2014 "Out of Necessity" by Owen Duffy, Ceramics Monthly, February 2014. Exhibition review, pages 42-45.

2013 Clay on the Wall; 20th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue with essays by Glen Brown and Juan Granados

2012 Under The Table, Exhibition Catalogue with essays by Margaret Meehan and Jenni Sorkin

2012 "Clay’s Good Humour" by Judy Seckler, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 87. Image, p13

2012 “As Ashes or an Overcast Sky” by Mathew McConnell, NCECA Journal 2012, Volume 33. Text and images, p25-27

2011 "Ruthlessly Contemporary Clay" by Susannah Isreal, Ceramic Excellence, Fellowships at the Archie Bray Foundation, Catalogue concurrent with 2011 ABF Fellowship Exhibition

2011 "Playing for Real" by Leah Ollman, Making Fun: 2011 Scripps College 67th Ceramic Annual, Exhibition Catalogue

2011 Elastic Authenticity; March 25-29, Exhibition Catalogue with Essay by Glen Brown

2011 "Supermodernity, Emergence, and the Built Environment; Reinterpreting the Human-Made Landscape" by Dylan Beck, NCECA Journal 2011

2010 "Future of art through eyes of under-33's" by Kyle MacMillan Exhibition Review. Denver Post, December 9, 2010.

2010 "Feats of Clay and Feet of Clay" by Bronwyn Lloyd. 2010 Portage Award Exhibition Catalog

2010 "Sleights of Hand" by Kim Meek, Exhibition Statement for Objectspace http://www.objectspace.org.nz/programme

2009 “The MFA Factor" Ceramics Monthly, January 2009. Image, p38

2008-pr Access Ceramics, Juried Online Ceramic Artist Database

2008-pr ArtAxis, Juried Online Artist Network

2007 International Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition Catalog accompanying Traveling Bray Resident Exhibition

2007 The Essential Guide to Moldmaking by Andrew Martin, Lark Books, 3 images

2006 “The Gallery" Clay Times. May/June, 2006. Image, p61


EDUCATION

2009 MFA in Studio Art, Ceramics. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2004 BFA in Studio Art. Valdosta State University. Valdosta, GA


RESIDENCIES

2017 (upcoming) Fellowship Artist, July/August. Greenwich House Pottery. New York, NY

2014 Artists-Invite-Artists, Hosted by Rain Harris and Paul Donnelly. Two-week Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Newcastle, ME

2014 Ceramic Surface Forum, 10 days, Arrowmont Center for the Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN

2011 Long-term Artist in Residence and Lilian Fellow, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Helena, MT

2010 Artist in Residence and Visiting Lecturer (10 Months), Department of Contemporary Craft, Unitec NZ. Auckland, NZ

2007 Summer Resident and Sage Scholarship Recipient, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Helena, MT


AWARDS

2016 Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

2016 Department of Art Faculty Stipend, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

2014 “Kiln God” Artist Award, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Newcastle, ME

2012 Emerging Artist Award, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Erie, CO

2011 Lilian Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT

2010 Faculty Research Material Grant, Dept. of Contemporary Craft, Unitec NZ.Auckland, New Zealand

2008 Neuman Family Fellowship, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2008 Bri Fera Scholarship, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2008 Beverly Sears Graduate Student Develop Grant, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2008 Graduate Professional Development Award, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2007 Bill and Stirling Sage Scholarship, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT

2006 Juror’s Award, 83rd Annual Spring Show. Erie Art Museum. Erie, PA

2005 James Blair Functional Ceramics Scholarship, Wayne Center for the Arts. Wooster, OH


LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

2016 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk and Critiques. California State University, Long Beach. CA

2016 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk, Demo, and Critiques. University of Cincinnati. OH

2016 Demonstrating Artist (one-day workshop). Greenwich House Pottery. New York, NY

2016 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk, Demo, and Critiques. California College of the Arts. Oakland, CA

2015 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk and Critiques. University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA

2015 Artist Talk and Critiques. Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film. Nashville, TN

2015 Artist Talk and Gallery Talk. Eastfield College. Mesquite, TX

2014 Artist talk in conjunction with 2014 Artists Invite Artists. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Newcastle, ME

2014 Artist talk in conjunction with 2014 Ceramic Surface Forum. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN

2013 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk and Studio Visits, Virginia Commonwealth University. Richmond, VA

2013 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk, Demonstrations, and Studio Visits, Ohio University. Athens, OH

2013 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk, Demonstrations, Critiques, and Gallery Talk, University of Missouri. Columbia, MO

2012 Artist Talk and Graduate Critiques, Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX

2012 Visiting Artist, including Artist Talk, Professional Practices Talk, and Critiques, Brigham Young University. Provo, UT

2012 Artist Talk and Gallery Talk, Indiana University Southeast. New Albany, IN

2012 NCECA Emerging Artist Lecture, Washington State Convention Center. Seattle, WA

2011 Resident Artist Lecture, Summer Lecture Series, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT

2011 Artist Talk and Discussion for Professional Practices, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR 

2010 Lecture, in advance of 67th Scripps Ceramics Annual, Pitzer College. Claremont, CA

2010 Guest Critic, Masters of Design Program (Sculpture, Ceramics), Unitec NZ. Auckland, New Zealand

2010 Artist Talk, in conjunction with Sleights of Hand exhibition, Objectspace Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand

2010 Featured Lecture, Unitec BDVA Research Symposium, Unitec NZ. Auckland, New Zealand

2010 Lecture, Department of Contemporary Craft,  3D Lunch Lecture, Unitec NZ. Auckland, New Zealand

2010 Panel Discussion, “The Pursuit of Excellence,” Objectspace Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand

2009 Artist Talk, for Sculpture Area, Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, CO

2007 Lecture, “Form and Content” (foundations-level students), Denver Institute of Art. Denver, CO

2007 Artist Talk, in conjunction with Bolder Clay exhibition, Vertigo Art Space.Denver, CO

2007 Resident Artist Lecture, Summer Lecture Series, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT


TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2014-pr Assistant Professor, Ceramics and Foundations Art, Department of Art, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

2011-13 Visiting Assistant Professor, Ceramics and 3D Design, Department of Art, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

2010 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Contemporary Craft, Unitec NZ. Auckland, New Zealand

2009 Affiliate Instructor, Department of Art, Metropolitan State College of Denver. Denver, CO

2009 Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts Program, Red Rocks Community College. 

2009 Adjunct Instructor. Division of Continuing Education, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2009 Visiting Professor, MA in Studio Art and Art Theory Program, Summer Institute of the Visual Arts, Drury University. Springfield, MO

2007-08 Graduate Part Time Instructor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2005-06 Instructor and ClaySpace Coordinator, Education Department, Erie Art Museum. Erie, PA


RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2011-present Ceramics Area Coordinator and Ceramics Facility Building Executive, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

2011-present Three-Dimensional Design Coordinator and Curriculum Leader, University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, AR

2009 Temporary Area Coordinator, Ceramics Area, Red Rocks Community College. Lakewood, CO

2008 Assistant Technician, Research and Development, Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath Corp. Valdosta, GA

2007-present Freelance Mold Maker and Casting Specialist, Self-employed.

2007 Teaching Assistant to Scott Chamberlin, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2006-07 Graduate Assistant, Indoor Ceramics Facilities, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

2005-06 Master Mold Maker and Mold Designer, Petro Mold Company. Waterford, PA

2004-06 Ceramics Studio Technician, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA

2002-04 Artist’s Assistant to Donald Penny, Little River Studio. Hahira, GA


COLLECTIONS

Unitec Visiting Artist Collection, Unitec NZ. Auckland, NZ

Woodman Collection, University of Colorado. Boulder, CO

Collection of Sonny Kamm, Los Angeles, CA

Collection of Jim Kolva, Spokane, WA

Archie Bray Foundation (2 works), Helena, MT