Connie Norman

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"All my life I have struggled with writing, now my work is completely covered in text. This paradigm shift has allowed me to experiment in different art forms, and face fears through the medium of art. An interesting adventure in self-discovery! The text in my pieces acts on several levels. For instance, it has texture, pattern, mystery and a path to look inward to decipher a glimpse into my private thoughts.
I am fascinated by the rhythmic qualities created by color, texture, and patterns. Decoration and the act of decorating are essential because it celebrates and enhances form and speaks purely of aesthetics. I use pottery as a vehicle to explore decoration and other formal questions. It allows me to investigate form, space and image. My greatest satisfaction comes from thoroughly filling surfaces with color and finely detailed decoration in a spirit that I feel is playful and whimsical. My attempt is to make the environment an expressive participant and to address the importance of aesthetics in our daily lives.” Connie Norman

Connie Norman was born in Japan, and raised all over the world. She is a graduate of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and concentrated in ceramics and ceramics sculpture. She has also studied ceramics in Tokoname, Japan. Her work has been shown nationally and juried into many national shows, including Strictly Functional, Ceramics USA, Origins in Clay, and a solo exhibition at NCECA in 2006. Connie is a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Fellowship recipient winner for 2002. Also, in 2005 she received a Wyoming Art Council Visual Art Fellowship. In December 2004 she was on the cover of Ceramics Monthly Magazine.

 

Connie Norman's C.V. (resume) - View works

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 - Plinth Gallery, Solo Show, Denver, Colorado
2010 - Letters in Clay, Glen Garrett Architect Studio and Gallery, Cheyenne, Wyoming
2008 - University of Wyoming Art Museum, Featured Artist and Exhibition, Museum Store
2007 - Talking To Myself, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado.
2006 - Mental Long Hand, NCECA, Studio 2507, Portland, Oregon.
2006 - New Work, Solo Exhibition, Casper College, Casper, Wyoming.
2004 - Text as Texture, Wyoming Arts Council 2004 Visual Arts Fellowship, Honorable
2004 - Mention Recipient Exhibition, Wyoming Art Council, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
2003 - Dialogue, Solo Exhibition, Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery, Laramie County, Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

TWO & THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2011 - Funke Fired Arts, Cincinnati Ohio, 3 person show
2008 - Between Friends, Central Wyoming College, Robert A. Peck Art Center, Riverton, Wyoming.
2007 - Type, Emblem, Font, Central Wyoming College, Robert A. Peck Art Center, Riverton, Wyoming.
2007 - New Work, Core Gallery New Art Space, Denver, Colorado.
2007 - 3-Dimensions, Lander Art Center, Lander, Wyoming.
2007 - Those Who Teach, Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
2005 - From Fact To Fiction, 2005-2006 Wyoming Biennial Fellowship Exhibition, Nicolysen Art Museum, Casper Wyoming.
2005 - Natural Reflections, Two Person Exhibition, , Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
2004 - The Writing on the Wall, Two Person Exhibition, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado.
2004 - Assembling Memories, Three Person Exhibition, AVA Art Center, Gillette, Wyoming.

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2008 - Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Juror: Constance K. Mohrman.
2007 - The View from Here: Art by Women in the Rocky Mountain West, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Ann Simpson Art
2009 - Mobile, Laramie, Wyoming.
2007 - Art Mobile of Colorado, Grand Junction, Colorado.
2005 - Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Juror: Jennifer Cook.
2004 - Strictly Functional Pottery National 2004, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Market House Craft Center, Juror: Susan Petterson.
2004 - Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Juror: Gerry Riggs.
2004 - Out Of The Fire: a celebration of ceramic art, Community Arts Center Wallingford, Pennsylvania, Potter’s Guild Award, Juror: Paula Winokur.
2004 - Fifteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Jurors: Ruth and Rick Snyderman, Owners, The Works Gallery.
2004 - Starbrick Clay National 2004, Starbrick Clay Ceramic Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio, Juror: Brad Schweiger.
2004 - Summer Art 2004, Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Merit Award, Juror: Liliane Francuz.
2004 - Women’s History Month 2004; Annual National Art Exhibit, Boise State University Women’s Center, Boise, Idaho, Jurors: Dr. Kathleen Keys, Kimiko Miyoshi, Maria Carmen.
2004 - Recent Works by Colorado Art Educators, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College, Best in Show 3-D, Jurors: Amy Laugeson, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Connie Bethdards, University of Northern Colorado, Jeff Brown, Fountain Valley School.
2003 - Ceramics USA 2003, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas, Juror: Doug Casebeer, Program Director of Ceramics at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
2003 - Origins in Clay 3, San Antonio Potters Guild, Hills Country Arts Foundation, Ingram Texas, Juror: Steven Hill.
2003 - Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition, Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Juror: Kathy Andrews; Director of the Center for the Visual Arts of Metro State College.
2003 - The Wichita National 2003, Wichita Center For the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, Juror: Josh DeWees, Director of Archie Bray Foundation.
2003 - Her Mark 2004 Calendar Release Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, Juror: Beate Minkovski, Executive Director Woman Made Gallery.
2003 - The George E. Orh National Arts Challenge, Ohr – O’Keefe Museums, Biloxi, Mississippi, Juror: Elaine Levin, author of “The History of American Ceramics.”
2003 - 23rd Annual July National Show, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina, Honorable Mention, Juror: Hiroshi Sueyoshi.
2003 - conTEXT!, The Art Center Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Grand Junction, Colorado, Juror: Jim Robischon, Robischon Gallery.
2003 - Gallery Sovereign, Boulder Colorado, Jurors: Lisa Tamiris Becker; Director of Colorado University Art Gallery, Jerry Kunkel; Professor of Painting Colorado University.

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2010 - Let’s Table This: A Survey of Tabletop Vessels from AMOCA’s Permanent Collection, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California
2010 - Colorado Regional Clay Invitational Exhibition “For the Table” The Arts Alive! Gallery, Summit County Arts Council & Summit Clay, Breckenridge, Colorado.           
2010 - The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California
2010 - Art Festival Beth-El, St. Petersburg, Florida
2009 - Mugs Bowls and Casseroles, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado
2009 - Creative Spaces: Art For the Home, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado
2008 - Tip of the Hat, Craft Emergency Relief Fund, CERF, Sculptural Object, Functional Art, SOFA.
2007 - Anderson Ranch Art Center Art Auction Exhibition, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado.
2006 - Wyoming Contemporary Ceramics, Nicolaysin Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming.
2006 - Anderson Ranch Art Center Art Auction Exhibition, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado.
2005 - Anderson Ranch Art Center Art Auction Exhibition, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, Colorado.

SHOW AND SALE:
2009 - Among Friends Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne, Wyoming

SELECTED AWARDS
 - Ceramics Monthly Cover Contest, December 2004
 - Wyoming Arts Council 2005 Visual Arts Fellowship, Cheyenne - Jurors: Sarah Tanguy, Independent curator; Hirshhorn Museum & National Gallery of Art, Ken Chu, Program Director
 - Creative Capital Foundation, Lisa Tubach Nebraska Arts Council.
 - Out Of The Fire: a celebration of ceramic art, Community Arts Center Wallingford, Pennsylvania, Potter’s Guild Award, Juror: Paula Winokur. 2004
 - Recent Works by Colorado Art Educators, Littleton, Colorado
 - Best of Show 3-D, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College. 2004
Wyoming Arts Council 2004 Visual Arts Fellowship, Cheyenne
 - Honorable Mention Recipient - - Jurors: Sarah Tanguy, Independent curator; Hirshhorn Museum & National Gallery of Art, Sandy Carson, Sandy Carson Gallery, John Garrett, Artist. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Washington D.C.
 - Fellowship Recipient Winner – Honoring outstanding art teachers working with learning disabled students. 2002
 - 23rd Annual July National Show, Southport, North Carolina
 - Honorable Mention, Franklin Square Gallery, 130 East West St., Juror: Hiroshi Sueyoshi. 2003

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
2011 - Visiting Artist – Workshop Presenter, Funke Fired Arts, Cincinnati Ohio
2010 - Visiting Artist “What’s In Your Business Toolkit? A Symposium on the Nuts and Bolts of Managing an Artistic Career.” The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming
2010 - Visiting Artist – Workshop Presenter, Lander Art Center Workshop, Lander, Wyoming
2007 - Visiting Artist - Master Teacher, Transforming Learning: The 2007 Summer Teacher Institute, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming.
2006 - Visiting Artist – Workshop Presenter, Rocky Mountain International Baccalaureate Conference, Greeley West High School, Greeley, Colorado.
2006 - Quick Draw Artist – Le Salon des Impressionnistes, University of Wyoming Art Museum Gala, Laramie, Wyoming.
2006 - Visiting Artist – Story Book Creatures, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado.
2005 - Visiting Artist – Workshop and Solo Exhibition, Casper College, Casper, Wyoming.
2005 - Visiting Artist – Surface Design; Glaze Workshop, The Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, South Dakota.
2005 - Visiting Artist – Ceramic Workshop, Northern Colorado Potters Guild and Studio, Ft. Collins, Colorado.
2004 - Visiting Artist – Color and Surface; Glaze Workshop, Gem City Clay Works, Laramie, Wyoming.
2003 - Juror – Student Exhibition, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
2003 - Visiting Artist – Workshop and Solo Exhibition, workshop focused on slab construction and glazing techniques, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming. 2003

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
- Third Eye Art Consulting
- Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina
- District Gallery, Park City Utah
- Art Gallery at Keystone Mountain, Keystone, Colorado
- The Works Gallery, 303 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- The Artful Home, The Guild, www.theartfulhome.com

COLLECTIONS
- Mayor of Denver John Hickenlooper
- Mayor of Takayama Mamoru Tsuchino
- The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California
- Governor Dave Freudenthal private collection
- Maxim Healthcare Services
- Bruce Adams Dentistry

EDUCATION
1999 University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
- B.A. in Art Education.
1988 Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York
- B.F.A. in Ceramics.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Great Lake Airlines Peaks and Plains, 2010 Arts Issue, Cover and feature article.
- 4 Points Steamboat Today, October 21, 2005, Cover and page 10.
- “2005 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition”, Cheyenne, Wyoming, (poster and invitation)
- Wyoming Cultural Guide: Highlights of Wyoming’s Culture and Heritage, 2005, p.5.
- Ceramics Monthly, December 2004, Cover and page 40.
- Ceramics Monthly, June 2004, Up Front and Table of Contents, page 6 and 20.
- Summer Art 2004, Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO. (poster and invitation)
- Out Of The Fire: a celebration of ceramic art, Community Arts Center Wallingford, PA. (image on invitation)
- “Her Mark Date Book 2004.” Woman Made Gallery, October 2003.
- The George E. Orh National Arts Challenge, 2003 Exhibition Brochure, Ohr – O’Keefe Museums, Biloxi, MI.
- “On-Line Gallery”, Clay Times, www.claytimes.com, July 16 – September 16, 2003.
- Gluckstern, J. “Local Galleries Present Juried Shows.” Daily Camera, May 25, 2003, Section D, p. 3D.
- “2003 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition.” Wyoming Cultural Guide: Highlights of Wyoming’s Culture and Heritage, 2003, p.5.

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