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Cynthia Consentino Workshop

Figure Stories - 2008

Cynthia will direct this three day, hands-on figurative sculpture workshop. Participants will be guided in using the figure to tell stories and both reflect and redefine their culture and experience. Cynthia will discuss how she references folk tales and common literary and visual metaphors to provide context and delve into our collective experience.

Participants will work small scale to create their own interpretation of the figure. A variety of methods will be demonstrated and explored, including hollow cylinders, coil, slab, pinched forms, solid construction, and carving. Cynthia will lead participants through group discussion of design concepts, proportions of the body, cold joining methods, surface treatments, and content development.

Class size 18. Basic handbuilding experience helpful.

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Artist talk w/slides
June 5, 2008, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Three day Workshop
Hands on
June 6-8, 2008
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cynthia Consentino Bio

Cynthia Consentino lives and works in western Massachusetts. She received a MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA and a BFA from The Cooper Union College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY.

Her work has been shown at numerous galleries and museums including: Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, IL, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, Santa Fe Clay, NM, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY, Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, and the American Craft Museum, New York, NY.

She has been the recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in Crafts, the Blanche E. Colman Award, American Craft Council Artist Award, and The Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award. She has also been an artist-in-resident at the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Kohler, Wi., Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Or., La Napoule Foundation, Mandelieu-La Napoule, France, and The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan.

Her first public art commission was completed in 2005 for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. The Women's Room, one of six artist-designed washrooms at the center, has over 2000 relief and painted tiles.

Cynthia Consentino Artist Statement

My sculptures utilize the figure to explore a variety of issues such as gender, social roles and cultural perceptions. The figures reference folk tale and common literary and visual metaphors as a means to provide context and delve into our collective experience. Objects and qualities from different worlds are placed together in an attempt to address some of the incongruities that exist.

The desire to understand, or at least know better, those things which mystify me is the major impetus for my art. There are those things from both the present and the past, however commonplace or seemingly without import, that are compelling and hold an emotional charge beyond what is immediately definable. By making such thing the focus of an artwork, the indefinable is brought into an arena for exploration and play, where new combinations of things possible and new insights inevitable.

Cynthia Consentino Resume

Education:
1997, MFA Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
1986, BFA Sculpture, The Cooper Union College of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY.
Solo Exhibitions:
2008, Ferrin Gallery, Pitttsfield, MA.
2007, 2006, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2001, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY.
2000, Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox. MA. New Work.
2000, Koussevitzky Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA. Visual Metaphrases.
1998, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Emerging Artist Exhibition.
1997, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Girl Story.
Group Exhibitions:
2008, Northern Clay Center, Contemporary Monsters: Surrealism in the Ceramic Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
2008, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA. 2 person exhibit.
2007, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Women Ceramic Sculptors Pomona, CA.
2007, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA.
2007, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2007, Santa Fe Clay, In My Own Words, Agape, Summer Preview, Santa Fe, NM.
2007, Studio Place Arts, The Gun Show, Barre, VT.
2007, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA.
2006, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2006, Fuller Craft Museum, The Perfect Collection 2, Brockton, MA.
2006, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Life InSIGHT: The Human Experience, Louisville, KY.
2006, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA.
2006, James Patrick Gallery, IDEAlog, Wiscasset, Me.
2006, Mobile Museum of Art, Poetic Expressions of Immortality: Figurative Ceramics from the Porter-Price Collection, Mobile, Alabama.
2006, Santa Fe Clay, Nature/Culture, Santa Fe, NM.
2006, Baczek Fine Arts, Animal Kingdom, Northampton, MA.
2006, Baltimore Clayworks, An Extravagance of "Salt and Pepper", Baltimore, MD.
2005, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL. SOFA Chicago
2005, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. Pretty Sweet: The Sentimental Image in Contemporary Art.
2005, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, A Tale to Tell, Sheboygan, WI.
2005, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Things Your Mother Said, Boston, MA.
2005, The Signature Shop and Gallery, Stories and Visions of Nature in Clay, Atlanta, GA.
2005, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Man's Best Friend.
2005, Ferrin Gallery, Portraiture; SOFA New York, House of Wonder, Lenox, MA.
2004, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. Grimm's Fairy Tales Reinvented.
2004, The Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. Grimm's Fairy Tales Reinvented.
2004, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA. Salutations: New Art, New Space.
2004, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA. (2 person show.)
2004, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Natural Selection.
2004-2003, Ameringer Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
2003, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. Suspended Narratives.
2003, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Mastery in Clay.
2003, Galerie Blanche, Chateau de La Napoule, La Napoule-Mandelieu, France. Meli Mela.
2003, The Pottery Workshop Gallery, Hong Kong. Contemporary Ceramic Pillow Exhibit.
2003-1996, Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA.
2002, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. The 2002 DeCordova Annual Exhibition.
2002, John and Maxine Belger Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Confrontational Clay.
2002, Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX. Big Head.
2002, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Le Grand Buffet.
2002, September Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland. Artists-in-Residence Exhibit.
2002, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Telling Tales.
2002, MatrixArts, Sacramento, CA. Many Different Sides.
2002, Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA. Massachusetts Cultural Council Craft Grant Recipients.
2002, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Montpelier, VT. Confrontational Clay.
2002, American Craft Museum, New York, NY. Confrontational Clay.
2001, The Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH. Confrontational Clay.
2001, Museum of Art, Springfield, OH. Confrontational Clay.
2001, The Society for Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA. Massachusetts Cultural Council Craft Grant Recipients.
2001, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA. Massachusetts Cultural Council Craft Grant Recipients.
2001, Flint Institute of Art. Flint, MI. Confrontational Clay.
2001, Stedman Art Gallery, Camden, NJ. Confrontational Clay.
2000, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY. Dolls.
2000, The Society for Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA. Our Cups Runneth Over.
2000, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC. Politiclay.
2000, Augustana College Art Gallery, Rock Island, IL. Confrontational Clay.
2000, Decorative Arts Museum at the Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, AR. Confrontational Clay.
2000, Philharmonic Center for the Arts. Naples, FL. Confrontational Clay.
2000, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. Confrontational Clay.
2000, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL. Confrontational Clay.
2000, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT. Women's World: A Work in Progress.
2000, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Political Clay.
2000, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA. Works on Paper.
2000, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. Confrontational Clay.
1999, Alternative Museum, New York, NY. National Showcase Exhibit.
1999, Riley Hawk Gallery, Columbus and Cleveland, OH. Looking in the Mirror: Aspects of Figurative Ceramics.
1998, Fulton Street Gallery, Albany, NY. Body Image.
1998, The Society for Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA. 1998 Artist Awards.
1998, Springfield College Visual Arts Gallery, Springfield, MA. Fire and Form: A Clay Sculpture Invitational.
1997, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA. Western Massachusetts Juried Works.
1997, The Society for Arts and Crafts. Boston, MA. Emerging Artists - Clay.
1996, Nazareth College Gallery, Rochester, NY. NCECA Student Exhibit.
1995, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Graduate Exhibition.
1995, Gallery of Fine Arts, Eastern Washington University, Cheney. Clay on the Wall
1995, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ceramics Northeast.
1995, Federal Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston, MA. Sculpture at UMASS.
1995,Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Midway Show.
1994, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA. New Artist's Tea Party.
1993, Downtown Eugene, OR. Outside Art.
1989, Creations Gallery, Taos, NM.
Awards and Residencies
2007, Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in Craft
2006, The George Sugarman Foundation Artist Grant.
2004, Blanche E. Colman Award. Massachusetts grant for fine artists.
2003, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan.
2003, La Napoule Art Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program, Mandelieu-La Napoule, France.
2002, American Craft Council Artist Award, New York, NY.
2001, Massachusetts Cultural Council Professional Development Award, Boston, MA.
2000, Oregon College of Art and Craft Junior Artist Residency in Ceramics, Portland, OR.
1999, Blanche E. Colman Award. Massachusetts grant for fine artists.
1999, Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant. Finalist Award in Crafts.
1998, John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program. Artist Residency in Cast Iron Sculpture. Kohler, Wisconsin.
1998, The Society for Arts and Crafts Artists Award. Boston, Massachusetts.
1997, Second Prize. Western Massachusetts Juried Works Exhibition. Northampton, MA.
1993, Outdoor Sculpture Honorarium. City of Eugene, OR.
Commissions:
2004-05, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI., Artist Designed Washroom
Collections:
2004, Porter-Price Collection.
2002, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA.
2000, National Liberty Museum , Philadelphia, PA.
1998, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
1998, Kohler Company, Kohler, WI.
Bibliography:
2007, Santa Fe/North, Feats of Clay, Hollis Walker, p. S8.
2007, Chicago Reader, Mix and Match, Fred Camper, February 23.
2006, Immortality: Figurative Ceramics from the Porter-Price Collection, Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, exhibition catalogue.
2006, American Craft , Gallery, p. 68, June/July.
2005, Studio Potter, Cynthia Consentino, pp. 18-19, December.
2005, The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists, pp. 120, 174.
2005, Art New England, New Art in Western, MA Galleries, Jonathan Fardy, p. 13, October/November.
2005, American Craft , p. 40-1, October.
2005, Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Cast in Clay, Mary Louise Schumacher, p. 1E, 8E, August 17.
2005, Pretty Sweet: The Sentimental Image in Contemporary Art, Nick Capasso, Alexandra Novina, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park Exhibition Catalogue, p.23.
2004, 500 Figures In Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, Veronika Alice Guner, Editor, pp 335, 364-65.
2004, The Providence Sunday Journal, Fuller than Ever, Bill Van Siclen, pp. E1, 8, November 14.
2004, The Women's Times, The Long Haul: Two Artists Talk About the Business, pp. 1, 6, July.
2004, The Boston Globe, Storybook Conclusions at a Craft Exhibition, Christine Temin, May 12.
2004, The Magazine, Juried Group Show: Natural Selection, Zane Fischer, Santa Fe, NM, May.
2004, Arts Media, Tradition and Transgression to the West, Leon Nigrosh, p.16, April.
2003, The Providence Phoenix, Dream Weavers: Suspended Narratives Explores Extra Dimensions, Bill Rodriguez, October 31-November 6.
2003, Providence Journal, p. 22, October 23-26.
2003, Coventry Courier, Suspended Narratives: Provocative Works on Display in Kingston", p.11, October 23-24.,
2002, Sculpture, San Antonio, "Big Head Ceramic Sculpture on a Heroic Scale", p.78, Vol. 21, No. 9, November.
2002, American Craft, Portfolio: Cynthia Consentino", p. 63, Vol. 62, No. 4, August/September.
2002, Worcester Magazine, Oh Art, Where Art Thou?, Leon Nigrosh, p. 17, July 11.
2002, Boston Phoenix, Mixed Blessings: The Decordova's 13th Annual Exhibit, Christopher Millis, pp. 11-12, June 21.
2002, The Boston Globe, Decordova Annual is Full of Surprises, Cate McQuaid, pp. D1, 6, June 19.
2002, Boston Sunday Herald, Opposites Attract at Annual DeCordova, Joanne Silver, June 16.
2002, Ceramics Monthly, Cynthia Consentino, by Frank Ozereko, pp. 18, 20, May.
2001, Sunday Republican, Western Massachusetts, Artful Crafts, pp. 1, 2E, June 22-23.
2001, The Flint Journal, Acceptable Art: 'In Your Face' Exhibit Gets Strong Reviews, Carol Azizian, pp. A1, A2, Saturday, April 7.
2001, The Flint Journal, Art with Issues, Carol Azizian, pp. A1, A2, Friday, April 6.
2001, Associated Press, Ceramic Exhibit Gets-in-Your Face, February 8.
2001, Boston Herald, Grace is in the Details at Craft Exhibit, p. S10, Friday, January 19.
2001, The Boston Globe, Showing the Public Publicly Funded Art, pp. F1, 10, January 24.
2001, The Ceramics Glaze Handbook, Mark Burleson, Lark Books, p. 91.
2000, Ceramics Monthly, Not Politics as Usual, pp. 12, 13, Vol. 48, No. 10, December.
2000, The New York Times, Putting Forth a New Face on Reality, Fred B. Adelson, Arts and Entertainment Section, pp. 13, 14, Sunday, December 10.
2000, The Boston Globe, Creativity is Their Cup of Tea, December 6.
2000, Mountain Xpress, North Carolina, Promises, Promises, pp. 1, 32, 33, November 8-14.
2000, The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Illinois, "Confrontational Clay"Artist Molds Message in Medium, p. B6, October 12.
2000, The Crafts Report, Philadelphia Galleries Get Political, Noelle Backer, p. 10, Vol. 26, No. 294, October.
2000, The New York Times, Sometimes the Darkness Just Creeps In, William Zimmer, p. 24, Sunday, September 10.
2000, Quad-City Times, Illinois, Art Attack: "Confrontational" Works Fill Augustana Gallery, David Burke, pp. H1, H6, Sunday, September 10.
2000, The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, Illinois, In-Your-Face Art, p. H1, 5, September 3.
2000, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Looking in the Mirror: Aspects of Figurative Ceramics, J. DeBoos, p. 55, Vol. 40.
2000, Housatonic Weekend, A Dramatic Weaving of Women's Lives, Carol Ann Wilcock, p. 9, September 1.
2000, The Advocate, Greenwich Time, A Women's Place..., Beth Cooney, Arts Section, p. 1, Sunday, August 27.
2000, American Craft, Confrontational Clay: The Artist As Social Critic, Jane T. Paine, pp. 80-81, Vol. 60, No. 4, August/September.
2000, Weekend, Fairfield, Westport, CT, Artists in Craft Center Exhibition Focus on Women's Issues, August 25-31.
2000, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Clay Hard, "Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic", p. 3W, Friday August 4.
2000, Neue Keramik, Die Neue Keramik in en Galerien Der Welt, p. 302, May.
2000, Chatham Courier, Hudson Valley Newspapers, "Visual Metaphrase" on Exhibit, p. 11, Thursday, April 6.
2000, Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic, Judith Schwartz, catalogue for exhibit, p. 20.
1998, Boston Globe, Winning Ways: Crafty Imagery, Technique, with a Macabre Flair, pp. F1, 7, July 22.
1998, Times Union, Rensselaer, Unflinching 'Body Image' at Troy, Albany, Galleries, p. 18, June 12.
1998, Sunday Republican, Western Massachusetts, Ceramic Sculpture Elevated in Form, p. F2, January 25.
1997, Handbuilt Pottery, Kathy Triplett, p. 111, Altamont Press.
1997, Boston Globe, Society Celebrates Its Past and Present, p. F1, April 3.
1997, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Through a Child's Eyes, pp. W1, 4, May 31- June 1.
1997, Philadelphia Weekly, New This Year: Black and Decker Dali, p. 37, December 31.
Visiting Artist:
2007, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
2007, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
2006, Worcester State College, Worcester, MA.
2006, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX.
2004, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA,
2000, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland.
2000, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.
1999, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.,
1998, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
Teaching Experience:
1999-present, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA., Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics I, Drawing, Basic Design, Introduction to Art History
2002-2004, Guild Studio School, Northampton, MA., Instructor, Figurative Sculpture; Hollow Clay Construction
2001, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston., Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2002, Large-Scale Ceramic Sculpture
1997-2000, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA., Adjunct Faculty, 2D Design, Introduction to Studio, Ceramics I, Sculpture I