resumE—Susan McHenry

Education

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Writing and Literature (focus in Poetry). Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 1999. 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Literature.  College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, 1992. Magna Cum Laude.

Kirk Newman Art School. Ceramics Department, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI. Various community classes, 2002-2015.

Shows & Exhibitions

  • Cup: The Intimate Object XV. Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL. 201.

  • The Functional Canvas IV (Invited), Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL. 2019.

  • Strictly Functional Pottery National 2018, Lancaster, PA. Juror: Ben Carter. 2018.

  • Cup: The Intimate Object XIV (Invited). Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL. 2018.

  • Cup: The Intimate Object XIII (Invited). Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. 2017.

  • Cup: The Intimate Object XII. Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. 2016.

  • Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI. 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017.

  • New Works: Solo Show. Midtown Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI. 2012.

  • Coffee, Tea, or… Juror: David Toan. Terra Incognito, Oak Park, IL. 2012.

  • Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition. Michiana Annual Art Competition. Juror: Rhonda Root. St. Joseph, MI. 2011.
    (Purchase Prize Award)

  • West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo, MI. Juror: John Glick. 2011.

  • Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition. Michiana Annual Art Competition. Juror: Susan Wilczak. St. Joseph, MI. 2010.

  • 17th Annual Strictly Functional National, Lancaster, PA.  Juror: Pete Pinnell. 2009.

  • Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition. Michiana Annual Art Competition. Juror: Marvin Bartel. St. Joseph, MI. 2009.

  • National Juried Cup Exhibition. Juror: Pete Pinnell. LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE. 2009.

 

Publications & Press

McHenry, Susan. “Studio Visit.” Ceramics Monthly, September 2019, pp. 28-31.

SW Michigan Spark Magazine. Interview with Zoe Fulsom. November 2016.

Kalamazoo Lively Arts. Featured segment. 2013.

Teaching Experience

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI. Ceramics Instructor/Lead Instructor for Red Earthenware. 2010-present.  Adult classes in beginning and advanced wheel throwing and hand building.

Park Trades Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Instructor for Maple Street Middle School. 2011. Taught summer program in ceramics for middle school students. Curated gallery exhibition of student work.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI. Children’s Instructor. 2007-2010.  Taught multimedia art classes, art camps, and ceramics classes to children and teens ages 4-17.

Bennington College, Bennington VT.  July Program/Reading & Writing Specialist.  July 2000. Worked with high school students in a one-on-one setting; offered help with reading and writing difficulties, specifically building grammar, study, and reading comprehension skills.                                                                                       

College of St. Rose, Albany, NY. Writing Center Tutor. January 1995-December 1995.  Assisted undergraduate and graduate students, in a one-on-one setting, in identifying and amending grammatical problems and overall writing difficulties.  Additional responsibilities included maintenance of student progress reports and files.

 

Ceramics Positions

Owner/Proprietor of Empty Vessel Pottery, Kalamazoo, MI. 2011-present.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI. Assistant Studio Technician. 2006-2008. Assisted with mixing clay and glazes, loading and firing kilns, and general studio maintenance.

 

Curator & Juror Exhibits/Shows

·     Red Earthenware Student Exhibit. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kirk Newman Art School, 2016.

·     Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Art Fair Juror. 2015, 2017.

·     Pouring Vessels Student Exhibit. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kirk Newman Art School, 2014.

·     Cups & Mugs Student Exhibit. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kirk Newman Art School, 2013.

·     Loosen Up Student Exhibit. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Kirk Newman Art School, Kalamazoo, MI. 2012.

  

Retail & Gallery Representation