Biographical Sketch

Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Assistant Professor of Art, teaches courses in 3-D studio basics, ceramics, sculpture, casting, and drawing. Biondo considers herself both an alchemist and a tinkerer in regards to her artwork. Her studio interests include ceramic material experimentation and investigation of the ceramic firing process. Her sculptures and time-based installations become metaphors for greater energy exchange, both personal and geological. Recent exhibitions include shows at the Archie Bray Foundation, the TAG Gallery, the San Diego Museum of the Living Artist, and the Lux Center for the Arts. M.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University; B.F.A., Washington University

Link to Curriculum Vitae

Academic History

  • MFA in Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

  • BFA in Ceramic Art, Psychology Minor, Washington University, School of Art, St. Louis, MO (Summa Cum Laude)


Personal Website

Recent Exhibitions

  • Elemental, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN (curator: Rob Silberman)

  • Ceramics Colleagues Exhibition, Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

  • Earth and Alchemy, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

  • Momento,Sinclair Galleries, Coe College, In Conjunction with Iowa State Clay Conference, 2 person show with Jen Rogers, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition 2011, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL

  • Two by Two Small-Scale Ceramic Sculpture Biennial, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

  • Convergence, 2 person show with Andy Gemmell, Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Cornell College Faculty Exhibition, Gallery Off First, Mt. Vernon, IA

  • 2nd Annual Beyond the Brickyard Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, (Juror: Wayne Higby)

  • Play/Pause, Boehm Gallery Ceramics Invitational, San Marcos, CA

  • CA Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

  • The Art of Fine Craft, Lux Center for the Arts, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

  • Regional/One-Foot Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute “Museum of the Living Artist”, San Diego, CA

  • Ceramic Objects/Conceptual Material, Crafting Content Ceramic Symposium, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (Juror: John Perreault)

  •  Viewpoints: Ceramics, Hyde Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA (Juror: Richard Burkett)

  • National Juried Ceramics Exhibition, The Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS (Juror:  Dan Anderson)

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Residency Experience

  • New York Mills Regional Culture Center, Artist-in-Residence, NYMills, MN

  • Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Invited to Attend Personal Vision/Public Domain Workshop, Snowmass Village, CO

  • Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Work-Trade Artist-in-Residence, Newcastle, ME


Talks/Lectures

  • Ceramics at the Edge of Form, Panel Lecture and Discussion, NCECA, Seattle, WA
  • Artist’s Talk/Technical Demonstration/Featured Artist, Iowa Clay Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Artist’s Talk/Gallery Walk, Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Grants

  • Ceramics Award, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
  • Jerome Foundation Cultural Grant for the Arts, MN
  • William Randolf Hearst Full Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

  • Skinker-Debalivier Community Arts Grant, St. Louis, MO

  • Siroky Prize in Ceramics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO


Courses Taught

  • 3-D Studio Basics
  • Sculpture
  • Sculptural Ceramics 
  • Utilitarian Ceramics
  • Installation Art
  • Time-Based Art
  • Casting