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:Education:

­­­­­­­­­2006  Masters of Fine Arts

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (NYSCC), Alfred, NY.

2004  Post-Baccalaureate Program

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (NYSCC), Alfred, NY.  2004.

2001  Bachelor of Fine Arts

Pennsylvania State University (PSU), State College, PA. 

 

:Teaching:

2013-Current

Assistant Professor, Ceramics, University of Hawai’i Manoa, Honolulu, HI.

2011-2013     

Visiting Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

2010              

Adjunct Lecturer, Rutgers University, 3d Program, Camden NJ.

2007-2011     

Instructor, The Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA.

2008-2011    

Instructor, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.

2006-2008   

Instructor, The Ceramics Shop, Philadelphia, PA.

2006-2011    

Instructor, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA,

2006-2011    

Instructor, The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, 

2004-2006  

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. 

2004             

Instructor, Jingdezhen San Bao Art Institute,   P.R. China.     

2003             

Instructor, Susquehanna Arts Museum, Harrisburg,  PA. 

2001             

Assistant, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle,  PA. 

1998-2001    

Instructor, PSU Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania State University,

 

:Residencies:

2011               

Material Commonality, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.  ME.

2006-2011    

The Clay Studio, Resident Artist, Philadelphia, PA.

2002-2003   

SanBao Art Institute, Resident Artist, SanBao, P.R. China.

 

:Professional Experience:

2013  

Kansas City Art Institute, Workshop and Lecture, Kansas City, MO.

Hartwick College, Workshop and Lecture, Oneonta, NY.

NCECA Panel - Digital Analog, Panelist, Houston, TX.

Annual Ceramic Surface Forum, Lecture / Demonstration, Arrowmont Gatlinburg, TN.

2012  

Fort Hays State University, Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, Fort Hays, KS.

Presenter, Utilitarian Clay Conference, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN.

Santa Fe Clay Summer Workshop/Lecture, Instructor, Santa Fe, NM.

Kansas State University, Workshop/Lecture, Manhattan KS.

2011  

Kappa PI, Artist Lecture, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Artist Lecture. ME.

University of Nebraska, Lecture and Critiques, Lincoln, NE.

MICA, Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, Baltimore, MD.

2010  

Saint Joseph’s University, Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 

Swarthmore College, Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, Swarthmore, PA.

University of North Carolina, Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, NC.

NCECA Demonstration Volunteers Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA.

2008  

Board of Directors, Artist Representative, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

2007  

Studio Assistant, Lala Rebaza, Lima, Peru

Board of Young Professionals, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 

2006  

Meet and Greet, Resident Artists of the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Alfred University, Lecture: Systems of Labor, Alfred, NY.

2005  

Alfred University, Lecture: Pneumatics in Clay, Alfred, NY.

2004  

Alfred University, Lecture: New Grads at Alfred, Alfred, NY.

Yun Jun Studio, Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture, Jingdezhen, P.R. China.

2003  

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture, Newcastle, ME.

2002  

Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Institute, Visiting Artist, Lecture, Jingdezhen, P.R. China.

2002  

Penland School of Crafts, Artist Lecture, Penland, NC.

 

:Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

2014   Solo Exhibition, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH.

2012   Mapping Authorship, Two Person CIE Exhibition NCECA, Seattle, WA. 

2011   Five Years in Philly, Meltem Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 

2008   Separated by a Common Language, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 

2005   Pneumatics and Pottery, Tuner Gallery, Alfred, NY. 

 

:Group Exhibitions:

2013

Ming to Modern, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ.

Ceramic Top 40, Ferrin Gallery, Red Star Gallery, Kansas City. MO.

Porcelain: Much more then White, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI.

Artist Spotlight: Shawn Spangler, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

The Futures: Celebrating Craftmanship, Creativity, Commitment, SOFA, Chicago, IL.

Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design, NCECA/ARVADA Center, CO.           

In The Mix, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC.

CTRL+P, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX.

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA.

Decanters, The Charlie Cumming Gallery, Gainesville, FL.

Containment IV -  "All Stars", Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

In The Mix, Amaco/Brent Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.

Small Favors VIII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Idea to Object, Lopez ,Chappell, Spangler,  Clay Art Center , Port Chester, NY.

La Mesa, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Houston, TX.

Clay on the Wall, Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University, TX.

Compelling Surfaces, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO.

Annual Ceramic Surface Forum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.

Ethereal Patterns, Bing Davis Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA.

Duets, Invitational, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.

Smoke if you got em, Practice Gallery,  Philadelphia,  PA.

2012  

Our Cup Runneth Over, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston,  MA.

9th Annual Ceramics Invitational, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI.

The Clay Ball Invitational, Live Auction, Baltimore Clay Works,  Baltimore,  MD.

Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Cup: The Intimate Object VIII, The Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL.

Handle with Care, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe. NM.

Soup, Salad and Serving, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Art of Dining, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Source Material, Water and the Ceramic Cup, Crimson Laurel Gallery, NC.

That Aint Right, J. Fergeson Gallery, VA.

Presenters Exhibition, Arrowmont: Utilitarian Clay Conference, Gatlinburg,  TN.

COVET: Teapots, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield , MA.

Cup Show, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Ignite + Invite, Silent Auction, Watershed Center for the Arts, ME.

TEAPOTS 2012, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA.

Summer Preview Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.

Lilstreet: Illinois Potters, Invitational, NCECA Seattle, WA.

La Mesa, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Seattle, WA.

The Vases of Spring, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

Watershed: Cups and Coffee, International Juried Exhibition, NCECA, Seattle, WA.

Small Favors VII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA.

2011  

Vitrines: New work by Shawn Spangler,  McDonough District Hospital, Macomb,  IL.

The Cup: Intimate Object VII, Invitational, Charlie Cummings Gallery

Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA. 

Artist of the Month, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO.

Biennial Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, WIU, Macomb IL.

The Clay Ball Invitational, Live Auction, Baltimore Clay Works,  Baltimore,  MD.

Teapots: From Formal to Fanciful, Invitational, Quincy Art Center, Quincy,  IL.

Artist of the Month, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

Hello and Goodbye: Passing of the Torch, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia,  PA.

Philadelphia Potters and Clay Artist, The Clay Place, Carnegie, PA.

Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Locally Grown: One Dozen Artist Philly Artists, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia,  PA.

Ceramics for the New Millennium: Post-Digital Design, AMOCA, Pomona, CA.

Small Favors VI, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Craftsmanship: Concept: Innovation, Juried National, Red Lodge, MT.

La Mesa, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay, Tampa, FL.

NCECA 2011 Biennial Exhibition, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.

Beyond The Brickyard, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.

2010  

CraftForms, Juror: Jane Milosch, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. 2010.

KACA Material Mastery Exhibition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.

Holidays, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO.­

Art of Dining, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.

Cup Show, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Three Cups of Tea, Invitational at Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.

Soup, Salad and Serving, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Pretty Young Things, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA.

New Wave Studio Ceramics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

The Vases of Spring, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

Vitrines, The Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA.

Of This Century, NCECA, Philadelphia, PA.

Get Mugged, Philadelphia, PA.

Abstract Clay: Form and Surface, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

Small Favors V, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

2009  

Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.

Jingdezhen International Ceramics Expo, Jingdezhen, China.

The Clay Studio’s 35th Birthday Bash, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Pitchers: An Exploration, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

New Work, Bonovitz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Hubbub: an Upraise from the Northeast, Red Star Studio’s, Kansas City, MO.­

Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

UnderCover, The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.

2008  

Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Sanlun Yishu / Mobile Gallery, Beijing, P.R.  China.

Separated by a Common Language, Reed Smith Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.                 

Clay Studio Residents, M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.

NCECA Cup Sale, Merit Award Winner, Pittsburgh, PA.

New Year – New Residents, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Small Favors III, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

2007  

Mastery in Clay, Philadelphia, PA.

Members Gifts, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

One and Only, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.

Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA..

Jersey Shore Clay National, M.T.Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.

North Meets South, The Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.

Small Favors II, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

2006  

Mastery in Clay, Philadelphia, PA.

Alfred on 25th, J.Cacciola Gallery, New York City, NY.

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY.

2005  

Historical Materialism, Rhodes Lounge, Alfred, NY.

Productive Spectator, Rhodes Lounge, Alfred, NY.

Social Distraction, Rhodes Lounge, Alfred, NY.

2004  

Grad Invitational, Loupe Gallery, Prattsburg, NY.

1000 Year of Porcelain Exhibition, Jingdezhen, P.R. China.

Collaborative work exchange project, Alfred University, JDZ, China.

2002  

International World Building Materials Exhibition, Foshan, P.R. China.

Foreign Artist Invitational, Shiwan Ceramics Museum, Guangdong, P.R. China.

Ceramics International, Shi jingyi Art Museum, Foshan, P.R. China.

2001  

B.F.A. Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA.

73 Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Assoc. of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.

2000  

Pottery at PSU, Patterson Gallery, State College, PA.

1999  

PSU B.F.A. : Juried Student Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA.

1998  

Art in Harrisburg, Rose Lehrman Gallery, Harrisburg, PA.

 

:Curatorial Activities:

2012              

Juror, Keokuk Art Center's 57th Annual Exhibition, Keokuk, IA.

300 miles, Western Illinois Art Gallery,  Macomb, IL.

Franchise Project, ApexArt, New York, NY.

2007-2012    

Resident Artists Juror, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

2011              

“Our Community”  The Clay Studio,  Philadelphia,  PA.

2010              

“Ceramics in the First” Rutgers University, Atrium Space, Camden, NJ.

 

:Publications:

2013
Featured Artist, Ceramic Arts Yearbook and Annual Byers Guide

Earth Moves: Shifts in Ceramic Art and Design, Arvada Center for the Arts,Catalog with essay

Ceramics Monthly “Exposure” Exhibition Announcement with Photo, Sept.

Shawn O’Conner, “Utilitarian Clay” Ceramics Technical, issue. 36 

Community & Social Media, by Shawn Spangler Conference Catalogue, Houston, TX.

20th Anniversary Clay on the Wall Invitational Exhibition, Essayist Glen R. Brown, Landmark Arts, Galleries of Texas Tech University School of Art, Lubbock, TX, catalog essay and multiple images

2012  

Ceramics Monthly, Oct. 2012.

Shawn Spangler, “Deriving Inspiration from Process” Ceramics Monthly, Jan. 2012.

Glen Brown, “Shawn Spangler: Variations on Simplicity” Ceramics Monthly, Jan. 2012.

2011  

Christine Temin, “Pretty Young Thing” Ceramics Art and Perception issue. 84  

“ New Partnership Brings Art from WIU” The McDonough County Voice, 11/25/2011.

Ceramics Monthly “Exposure” show announcement with photo, June/July/August

NCECA 2011 Biennial, Conference Catalogue, pg. 93. Tampa Fl.

Merino, Anthony. “2011 NCECA Biennial: A Delicate Matter.” NCECA Journal 32: 14-16

2010

“Wayne Arts Center’s Show: Many Small Masterpieces”Philadelphia Inquirer.12/17/10.

Jeff Guido “Of this Century”, The Clay Studio Catalog, 2010.

“Abstract Clay: Form and Surface” City Suburban News.  03/02/10.

“Art: Ceramic artists shape a medium” Philadelphia Inquirer.  04/04/2010.

2009  

“Shawn Spangler new work” Philadelphia City Paper.   10/29/09.  

Ceramics Monthly “Up Front” show announcement with photo and statement. 03/09.

Reconciliations: Art-Tech Visualization Systems”, excavatingalfred.blogspot.com.  2009.    

2008  

The SandPaper, show announcement with photo and statement, September 2008.

2004  

1000 Years of Porcelain, Conference Catalog,  Jingdezhen,  P.R. China.  2004.

2002  

Ceramics International, Conference Catalog, Foshan,  P.R. China.  2002.

 

:Permanent Public Collections:

Jingdezhen Institute of Art, Museum of Ceramics Art, P.R. China.

Jingdezhen SanBao Institute of Ceramic Art, P.R. China.

John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation Collection, Kansas City, MO.

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, CO.

Newark Museum of Art.  NJ. United States.

Schien-Joesph International Museum of Ceramics, Alfred, NY. 

Shiwan Ceramic Museum, P.R. China.

The American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, Ca.

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Western Illinois University, University Art Gallery Collection, Macomb, IL.

 

:Gallery Affiliations:

Baltimore Clay Works,  Baltimore,  MD.

Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.

M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.

Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO.

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

The Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA.

Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA.

Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.