Susannah Biondo-Gemmell

Assistant Professor of Art

118 McWethy Hall
(319) 895-4827

Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

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)


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


  • 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


  • 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