Resume

Mary Jo Bole

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

  • 2015       –             KVO Industries, Santa Rosa CA
  • 2014       –             KVO Industries, Santa Rosa CA
  • 2012-10 –            Logan Elm Book Press, OSU Libraries, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • 2012-00-            Belden Brick Company, Sugarcreek, Ohio (self-organized every Summer)
  • 2009     –           Headland Alumnae Residency, Sausalito, California

–           KVO Industry, Santa Rosa, Californian, (self-organized)

  • 2008     –           Artist in Industry, Kohler Cast Iron Foundry, Kohler, WI,  The JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

–          Camp Tin-type, Dundee, NY (self-organized)

  • 2007     –           Artist in Residence, KVO Industries, Santa Rosa, California (self-organized)

–          Artist in Residence; Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle Washington (NEA sponsored)

  • 2005     –           Residency at Knust Press,  Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2004     –           Dresden Artist in Residence Exchange Program, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus Ohio
  • 2004-02 –           Dedouch Monument Plaque Company, Chicago, Illinois (self-organized)
  • 2002     –           Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California (sponsored by The Ohio Arts Council)
  • 2000     –           Artist in Residence; Sanitary ware “Gustavsberg” Factory, Stockholm, Sweden

–          Artist in Residence; Rossato Co. SRL, Vicenza, Italy (tombstone monument plaques)

  • 1999     –           Artist in Residence; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York (Andy Warhol Foundation Grant)
  • 1998     –           Artist in Residence; Knust (part of Extrapool), Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 1997     –           Residency at New Castle Refractory, New Castle, Pennsylvania (self-organized)
  • 1996     –           Artist in Residence; Knust (part of Extrapool), Nijmegen; The Netherlands
  • 1993     –           Artist in Resident Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum ‘S- Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • 1992     –           Artist in Resident; Jiesia Bone China Factory; Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 1991     –           Invited Artist; Soviet / United States / Baltic States Symposium at Dzintari Arts Institute; Dzintari, Latvia
  • 1989-88 –           Artist in Industry; John Michael Kohler Arts Center at the Kohler Factory, Kohler, Wisconsin

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015      –               “Tombs and Toilets”, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2014      –             “ Tree of Life, Future Tense”, permanent instillation, Dublin Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio

–        “Tombs and Toilets”, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mt St Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

(catalogue and interview)

  • 2009     –           “Purge Incomplete”, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(catalogue and essay by Jim Voorhies)

  • 2008     –           “Through the Hourglass”, Kenyon College, Olin Library, Gambier, Ohio
  • 2006     –           “Terse, Tender” Feinkunst Kruger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

–        “Dear Little Twist of Fate” (Sculptures, Drawings and Book works) Weston Art Gallery, The Arnoff Center,

Cincinnati, Ohio (catalog and essay by Glen Brown)

  • 2002     –           “Dear Little Twists of Fate”, Seigfred Hall, School of Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • 2001     –           “Relics & Reliquaries”, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (pamphlet and essay by Bill Busta)
  • 2000     –           Solo Exhibition – The Barth Galleries, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1996     –           “The Moody Pete Bathroom show”; Acme Art Co.: Columbus, Ohio
  • 1995     –           Ann Nathen Gallery; Chicago, Illinois
  • 1994     –           “Mary’s Monument’s”, Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum; ‘ S-Hertogenbosch; The Netherlands
  • 1993     –           “My Yard” Installation in Gallery, B; The Wexner Center for the Performing and Visual Arts; The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1992     –           Objects Gallery; Chicago, Illinois

–           Gallerija Langas; Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 1991     –           Spaces Gallery; Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1990     –           “The Watcher Closet” Bathroom Installation, Acme Art Co. Columbus, Ohio  
  • 1989     –           “Sculpture and Drawing”; Sanford Gallery; Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania
  • 1987     –           “Recent Work”; Kenyon College; Gambier, Ohio
  • 1987     –           “Recent Work”; The Clay Place; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1983     –           “Recent Work”; Impressions Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

  • 2015        –             “Ohio Portfolio”, Joseph Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

–           “Rough Edges: Woman Artists and the Collegiate Press”, organized by the Page Collective, Thompson Library Ohio State, Columbus Ohio (film by the Page Collective)

  • 2013       –             “Doing Pennants: a group show of artist-made flags”, organized by Paul W. Evans, Fifth Floor Gallery, L.A.     CA

–             “Wounded Home” group instillation, curated by Kate Kern, The Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

–             “That Sweet Scioto River”, collaboration with Jerry Dannemiller, THE BOX, Wexner Center for the Arts,     Columbus, Ohio

  • 2013/08   –         “Reimagining the Distaff ToolKit”, curated by Rickie Solinger, the exhibition traveled for 5 years, first venue     Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont
  • 2012     –             “Object/Imprint” Urban Space, Columbus, Ohio

–                 “Brot & Salz”, Kunstraum Peripherie, Coburg, Germany

  • “ Toilet Concealment” part of “Rooms to Let”, instillations in a rehab house, Franklinton,
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • 2011       –             “ GCAC Exhibition”, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2009     –           “EXPOSED TOP 100 Secret Artists of 2008”, Artworks Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

–           “Of Other Spaces”, curated by James Voorhies, Bureau for Open Culture, Canzani Center, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio.

  • 2008     –           “Dewey Decimal Days”, Reference Collection and Skype Chat with Knust Press, Bureau for Open Culture,

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

–           “New Acquisitions: Recent works from Arts Industry Program, J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

  • 2007     –           “Evolution/Impact” The Riffe Center, Curated by Sara Johnson director of the Southern Ohio Museum, Columbus, Ohio (Traveled to the Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio in 2008)
  • 2006     –           “Nature Culture”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

–           “Bad Drawing: Mistaken, Misbehaving, Malevolent, Awful” organized by Mark Harris, DAAP Galleries. College

  • of  Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2005     –           “1990-2005: 15 Jahre Kunsthaus”, Raskolnikow Galerie, Dresden, Germany

–            “Animal Instincts”, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland (CD produced in conjunction)

–            “Animal Instincts”, Gudelsky Gallery, School of Art and Design, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, Maryland

–            “A Matter of Place”, Pomerene Center for the arts, Coshocton, Ohio

  • “A Tale to Tell”, John Michale Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 2004     –           “A Sense of Identity: Contemporary Ceramic Art”, Indiana University, Indianapolis and, Purdue University, Fort
    • Wayne, Indiana (CD produced in conjunction)

–            “Made of Brick by Brick”, curated by Beth Coleman, The Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio

  • 2003     –           “The Vitrified Image”, International Invitational curated by Paul Scott (UK), Hyde Art Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, California
  • “21st Century Ceramics in the USA and Canada”, Columbus College of Art & Design, Cinzanni Center, Columbus, Ohio

–        “Are you sitting comfortably”, The Water Closet Workshop, The Bowes Museum, England, The Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University, England

  • 2002     –           “Connections: Ohio Artists Abroad” organized by the Ohio Arts Council, Curated by Susan Channing, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, (Catalogue), Spaces Gallery, Cleveland and Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

–        “Materials Speculations”, The H&R Building, The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, (Catalogue Essays by Donald Kuspit and Roger Brown)

  • 2001     –           “Taking Measure” 50 American Artists (NCECA) World Ceramic Exposition, Korea (Catalogue)

–        “Petite Morte”, The Barth Galleries, Columbus, Ohio

–        The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • 2000     –           10th Year Anniversary Exhibition, The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Catalogue)

–        Water closet Workshop, exhibitions in Sweden: Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum / Konstfack, Vita Havet / RohsskaMuseet, Goteborg / Runda Huset, Gustavsberg (Catalogue)

–        Political Work, The Clay Studio, curated by Gail Brown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1999 –           New Work: Three Person Exhibition, Lynn Mayhew Gallery, Humphrey Art Hall, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

–        “Displacement”, Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio

–        “Made in Ohio”, RPA at Smith Brothers Hardware Building, (in conjunction with NCECA)

  • 1998     –           “Howling at the edge of a Renaissance”, Spaces and Alternative Art in Cleveland, (The Moody Pete BathroomShow), Cleveland, Ohio (Catalogue)
  • 1996     –           “Explorations in Clay”; Akron Art Museum; Akron, Ohio

–           ”Ecstasy, Sickness and Confusion: Examples of Travel Art”; The Columbus Art League; Columbus, Ohio

  • 1995        –           “Vital Passages”; The Works Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

–            “Majolica/Maiolica”; The Northern Clay Center; Saint Paul, Minnesota

–              The Forum, “Dreams and Journeys” Two Person Exhibition; The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1991        –            “New Art Forms”; Navy Pier; Chicago, Illinois  (in conjunction with Objects Gallery and Lill Street Gallery), Chicago, Il.

–           Northern Arizona University; Exchange Exhibition (with the United States and Soviet Union), Flagstaff, Az.

–           “New and Improved”; Acme Art Co.; Columbus, Ohio Swidler Gallery; Detroit, Michigan

  • 1990    –           “Main Stream/Hidden Stream”; Emily Davis Gallery; Akron University; Akron, Ohio

 

  • 1989     –           “Responses to the Urban and Industrial Landscape: Photography and Sculpture”; School of Art Gallery; Kent  State University; Kent, Ohio

–        “Coffee and Tea Service”; New Stone Age Gallery; Los Angeles, California

  • 1988     –           Artists of the Governor’s Residence Art Collection; Columbus, Ohio

–                 “Expression in Color; Ceramics”; New Jersey Center of the Visual Arts; Summit, New Jersey

  • 1988     –           “Color, Form and Function”; two-person Exhibition; Central Michigan University Art Gallery,  Mt Pleasant, MI

–                 “Cleveland May Show”; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio. Honorable Mention, Crafts

  • 1987     –           “What’s New in American Ceramics: Al and Mary Shands’ Collection”; J.B. Speed Art Museum; Louisville, Kentucky

–           “Cleveland May Show”; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1987       –          Three-person Show; Spaces Gallery; Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1986       –          Two-person Exhibition; Jane Harsook Gallery; Greenwich House Pottery; New York
  • 1985       –         “Domo Show”; Spaces Gallery; Cleveland, Ohio (Pedestal Sink and Bathroom Humor Tiles)

–         “Contemporary American Ceramics: Twenty Artist” Newport Harbor, Art Museum; Newport Beach, California. (Organized by Karen McCready for Independent Curators Inc.)

–           Timothy Burns Gallery; St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1984       –          “A Passionate Vision-Selections from the Daniel Jacobs Collection”; DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts

–                 “Sculpture Invitational” College of Wooster Art Museum; Wooster, Ohio

  • 1983     –         “Works Off Walls; Exhibition 280″; Huntington Galleries; Huntington, West Virginia

–        “Contemporary Clay Sculpture: Selections from the Daniel Jacobs Collection”; Heckscher Museum;

Huntington Beach, California

–                 “Local Flavor”; Cleveland State University Art Gallery; Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1982       –           “Cleveland May Show”; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio (Sculpture Award)
  • 1981        –           “Cleveland May Show”; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1980       –           “Cleveland May Show”; Cleveland Museum of Art; Cleveland, Ohio (Honorable Mention in Sculpture)

PUBLISHED ARTIST’S BOOKS

  • 2014        –            “White Elephant 1860-1960”, edition 60, Logan Elm Press, OSU Libraries, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2013        –            “Combing Columbus: Photogenic Drawings for the Bicentennial” edition 1000 commissioned by “Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012” Columbus, Ohio
  • 2012       –             “Toilet Worship”, edition 150, Logan Elm Press, OSU Libraries, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio       (featured at “Codex”, San Francisco, 2013)
  • 2005     –          “MJ’s Daily Spy History”, Knust Press, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Edition 400, and edition of 100 slightly larger
  • 1998     –           “Thankful Subjects”, Knust Press, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Edition 230
  • 1998     –           “Splitting Pictures”, collaboration between Bole and Berry van Boekel (with 30 invited artists), Edition 350
  • 1996     –           “Rust/Rest”; Knust Press, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, collaboration between Mary Jo Bole, Berry van Boekel and Birdie Thaler, Edition 400

PUBLICATIONS / CATALOGUES

  • 2015       –            New Glass  Review 36 , pg76, The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning New York
  • 2014       –            Arts/Industry, Collaboration and Revelation,  PGs. 234, 254, 255, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyban, Wisconsin.

–           Weinland Park Story Book, pgs. 8-9, Wexner Center for the Arts, OSU, Columbus, Ohio

–           The Human Condition, The Stephen & Pamela Hootkin Collection, Chazen Museum of Art, U of Wisconsin,    Madison, Wisconsin

  • 2012       –          “Finding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012”, Graphic Design, Base Art Co., Columbus, Ohio
  • 2010       –          “Purge Incomplete” published with funds from Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, essay by  James Voorhies, design by Nate Padavic
  • 2009      –              “Descent into Revolution”, Bureau for Open Culture, Curated by Jim Voorhies, Director of Exhibitions, Cloumbus      College of Art & Desegn
  • 2008     –           “Confrontational Ceramics”, Judith Schwartz, A and C Black Publishers, London, England
  • 2006     –           “Dear Little Twist of Fate” (Sculpture, Drawings and Bookworks) and Essay by Glen R. Brown “A Poetry of Odd Opposition”, 20 Pgs, Published by the Weston Art Gallery, The Aronoff Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

–        “Weston Art Gallery 2005/06 Exhibition Season, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 2005     –           “Shaped by a Lineage” (pamphlet) by Peter Olson, Seward Park, Seattle, Washington
  • 2004     –           Morbid Curiosity, Issue 8, “Lasting Images by Bole”, Pgs 54-56, Automotism Press, San Francisco, California
  • 2003     –           “21st Century Ceramics”, Catalogue, The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2002     –           “Material Speculations” Essays by Donald Kuspit and Glen R. Brown (Catalogue published by N.C.E.C.A.,  Erie, Colorado)

–          Connections: Ohio Artists Abroad, organized by The Ohio Arts Council (Catalogue published by The Ohio Arts Council)

–        “Year of the Artist”, Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery (Book of postcards) (Published by The Ohio Arts Council)

 

 

  • 2001     –        “Taking Measure” American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium World Ceramic Exposition, Korea (Catalogue published by N.C.E.C.A., Erie, Colorado)

–        “Ten Years in Retrospect” (A History and Teaching Collection) The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

–        “Morbid Curiosity”, Issue 5, Automatism Press, San Francisco, California

–         “Watercloset Workshop” Rohsska Museet, Goteborg, Sweden

  • 2001     –         “Die Kunst und das clo” pgs. 28-33, Keramik Magazin, Februar/Marz Issue, Berlin, Germany
  • 2000     –         “Contemporary Ceramics”, Susan Peterson, Watson Quotill, U.K

–                 “Painted Clay: Graphic Arts and the Ceramic Surface”, Paul Scott, A & C Black, UK

  • 1999     –           Dialogue, Voicing the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, July/August Issue, “Reflections” section

–        “The New Maiolica”, Matthias Ostermann (Canada) University of Pennsylvanian Press

  • 1998     –           “Howling at the Edge of a Renaissance, Spaces and Alternative Art in Cleveland,” Spaces Gallery Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1998     –           Morbid Curiosity, Issue 2, “Smiling at Death: The Fine Art of Mary Jo Bole” (Interview), Automatism Press, San Francisco, California
  • 1995     –           “Deaths Garden”, Automatism Press, Loren Rhoads, Editor.
  • 1993     –           Stone Magazine, (The American Monument Association); Volume 106; Number 12; pgs. 18-22; “In Her Yard” by Susan Porter.

–         American Craft Museum, New York, slide set “Political Ceramics”; organized by Mark Harris.

  • 1991     –           Neue Keramik, September/October issue;  pg 303; “News out of U.S.A.”

Ragnarok #11; edited by Steve Wainstead, Cleveland, Ohio; “First Impressions from the Land that Loves Riddles” (a visit to Latvia and Lithuania); pgs. 13-20.

GRANTS

  • 2012       –             “Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012”, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2011       –             Coca Cola Grant, Women Studies Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2010       –             Visual Arts Fellowship (sculpture), The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio

–             Money for Women Grant, Wilton, New Hampshire

  • 2009/08  –          Project development and full project funding for “Purge Incomplete”, The Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2008     –           Level I College of the Arts Grant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2007     –           Individual Excellence Award, Visual Arts category, The Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2006     –           Level II College of the Arts Grant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2005     –           International Travel Grant, College of the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2004     –           Ohio Arts Council Project Grant, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2003     –           Action Grant, (Spring) College of the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

–           Level I Grant, (Autumn) College of the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

–           Action Grant, College of the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • 2002     –           Level II Grant, College of the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

–           Individual Fellowship Grant, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio

–           Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Inc., New York, New York

  • 2001     –           Professional Development / Action Grant Award, College of the Arts, The Ohio State University
  • 2000     –           Professional Development / Action Grant Award, Level I, Level II, Travel Grant, College of the Arts, The Ohio State University

–           Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant (in the Visual Arts)

  • 1999     –           Andy Warhol Foundation Grant thru Woman’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York
  • 1998     –           Faculty Development Grant, OSU College of the Arts
  • 1996     –           Travel Grant; College of the Arts; The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1995     –           Emergency Grant; College of the Arts; The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

–           Level II Research Grant; College of the Arts; The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

–           Regional Artist’s Project Grant Program (NEA) Administered; through Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois)

  • 1994     –           Professional Development Grant; The Ohio Arts Council; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1992     –           Funding for the exhibition “My Yard”; The Wexner Center; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1991     –           University Small Grant; Office of Research; The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1989     –           Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1985     –           Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1984     –           Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1983     –           Cleveland Foundation; Cleveland, Ohio (as Guest Curator, responsible for a grant received to do a             color catalogue for “Local Flavor”, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1980     –           Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant; Columbus, Ohio

 

LECTURES, VISITING ARTIST

  • 2013       –             Artists Book Talk, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

–             Panelist:”Comics, Books and Gallery Walls”, MIX: CCAD’s celebration of Comics, Columbus, Ohio

  • 2012       –             Lecture, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2010       –             Lecture, Avant Writing Symposium, (curated by John Bennett),Thompson Library, The Ohio State University

–             Lecture, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

–            Guest Lecture, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio

–           Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2009      –           Lecture on Artist Books by Bole, “Descent into Revolution”, Bureau for Open Culture, CCAD, Columbus, Ohio

–              Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

–           Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut

  • 2008     –           Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

–           Manitowak Community College, Manitowak, Wisconsin

  • 2007     –           Visiting Artist and Lecturer Program, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
  • 2006     –           Visiting Artist, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
  • 2005     –           Visiting Artist, Seward Park, Seattle, Washington (2 days)
  • 2005     –           Lecture, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • 2004     –           Lecture, Dresden, Germany (for Art Academy students)

–           Lecture, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio

  • 2003     –           Lecture, Visiting Artist, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
  • 2002     –           Lecture, Sanoma State College, Sanoma, California

–            Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, California

–            Lecture, Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California

–           Lecture, University of California, Davis, California   

–           Lecture, Visiting Artist, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

  • 2001     –           Lecture, Visiting Artist, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

–           Lecture, Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

–           Lecture, Visiting Artist, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 1999     –           Lecture; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island

–           Lecture and workshop; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York

  • 1997     –           Lecture and workshop; Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • 1996     –           Lecture and workshop; The College of Wooster; Wooster, Ohio

–           Lecture and workshop; Kent State University; Kent, Ohio

–           Lecture and critiques; The University of Washington; Seattle, Washington, (In conjunction with interview

Invitation)

  • 1995        –           Lecture and critiques; The Chicago Art Institute; Chicago, Illinois

–           Lecture; The University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • 1994        –         The Forum Lecture; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1993        –         Lecture; University of Illinois; Edwardsville, Illinois

–           Lecture; University of Massachusetts, Darmouth; New Bedford, Massachusetts

–           Lecture; Art Academy, Tilburg; The Netherlands

  • 1992     –           Lecture; University of Arizona; Tucson, Arizona
  • 1991     –           Lecture and two week workshop; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; Gatlinburg, Tennessee

–          Lecture; University of Illinois; Urbana, Illinois

  • 1990     –           Lecture and three week workshop; Haystack Mountain School; Deer Isle, Maine
  • 1989     –           Lecture; Kent State University; Kent, Ohio
  • 1988     –           Lecture; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 1987     –           Lecture and Glaze Workshop; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1986     –           Lecture, Demonstration, and Glaze Workshop; University of Minnesota; Twin Cities, Minnesota,

–           Lecture; Chicago Art Institute; Chicago, Illinois

  • 1985     –           Lecture; Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, Michigan

–           Lecture and Glaze Workshop; Massachusetts College of Art; Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1984     –           Lecture; The College of Wooster; Wooster, Ohio
  • 1983     –           Lecture; University of Indiana; Bloomington, Indiana

 

REVIEWS / ARTICLES

  • 2013      –             “Book offers squirrelly trivia of City” The Columbus Dispatch, Joe Blundo, pgs F1&F3, Sunday April 7

–            “ Quirky Colubus”, ColumbusAlive, Jackie Mantey, Thursday, June 13

–            “Columbus Historical Society Celebrates Local Authors”, ColumbusAlive, Jesse Tigges, Pg. 66, Thursday, Nov. 28

  • 2010     –            “Monuments Captivate Professor”, The Columbus Dispatch, Joe Blundo, pgs. D1&D6, Tuesday July 6
  • 2009     –           “Uncommon Language”, The Ohio State Alumni Magazine, September Issue, pgs 26-28, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2008     –           “Exhibit is a fine tribute to the CIA Ceramics program”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Plain Dealer art critic

Steven Litt, Sunday, May 4, 2008

–            “Collection of Curiosities Spotlights Woman’s Perspective”, Columbus Dispatch (Weekender) by Bill Mayr,

September 18, 2008

  • 2006     –           Kunst: “Mary Jo Bole: Terse & Tender”, Pg 109, Szene Hamburg, March Issue

–           Kultur: “Die Ruhelose Professorin bei Feinkunst Kruger” (The Restless Professor at Feinkunst Kruger Gallery) Pg

17, Live Hamburg 16.3-22.3 2006, Hamburg Abendblatt

–           “Death Becomes Her” by Laura Leffler James, Pg 7, Angle Magazine Journal of Arts and Culture, Volume 25, March/April Issue, Cleveland, Ohio

–           “Moved by Memorials”, by Sara Pearce, Weekend Section, Pg 12, January 13, 2006, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 2005     –           “fateshow” by Tabari McCoy, Pgs 52, 53, Volume 3, Issue 7, Cin Weekly, Cincinnati, Ohio

–           “Life Is Complicated” by Jane Durrell, Pg 44, December 14-20, City Beat News and Entertainment Weekly,

Cincinnati, Ohio

–           “Boled Over in Dresden” by R.M. Avalos, Pg 14, June 29, Alive, Music, Art and Culture in Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

–           “Arts Reach:  Department of Art at Work around the Globe”, Pg 3. January 6, 2005, On Campus, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

  • 2004     –           Mary Jo Bole by Ann Bremner, Sculpture Magazine, New York City, NY
  • 2003     –           “Mortality and the Immortal” by Glenn R. Brown. Ceramic Art and Perception, Issue 54, pgs 77-80, Australia
  • 2002     –           The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, “Craft is a given, Concept is lay”, by Marcus Cain, pg 33, Review of

Material Speculations, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute

  • 2002/01  –          Articles relating to various exhibitions of the work from The Water Closet Workshop:

Varmdo Tidning, Sweden, 2000

Observer Sverige, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001 (3 articles), Arbetarbladet, 2001

“Sund svalls tidming”, 2001

“Kristianstadsbladet”, Kristianstad, Sweden, 2001

Piteatidmingen”, Sweden, 2002

  • 2000     –           Other Paper, Columbus, Ohio, Sept 7 – 13 issue, pg 20 By Rob Harvilla

–           Columbus Alive, Columbus, Ohio by G.A. Benton, October 5 issue, pg.19

  • 1999     –           Dialogue, Columbus, Ohio, Jan/Feb issue, pg 46 By Kitty McManus Zirco
  • 1998     –           Free Times, Cleveland, Ohio, February 4 – 10 issue; Cover 8 pgs. 12 – 13 By Amy Braken Sparks “The Word”
  • 1996     –           Columbus Alive, Columbus, Ohio July 17-23 issue; pg. 12. By Kim Leddy “Aesthetic Antics”

–           Columbus Alive, Columbus, Ohio; June 18-25 issue; pg. 12. By Kim Leddy “Dog Days”

–           Ceramic’s Monthly; Columbus, Ohio; May issue; pgs. 22-24, by Ruth Butler “News and Retrospect”

–            Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio; February 11; pg. E-4, by Dorothy Shinn.”Feats of Clay from Ohio”

                             –           The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

–         “Meditations on Death Rich in Gentle Universal Symbols”, by Leslie Constable, August 15, pg.H-10, Columbus     

                                  Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio

  • 1995     –           The Star Tribune, Twin Cities, MI.; September 23; pg., E-1, by Mary Abbe, “Sculpture, Still Life          fills Galleries”

–            The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio; November 8; pg. J-5, by Michael Drexler, “Ohio Arts Council awards grants to

9 in Region”

  • 1993     –           Columbus Alive, Columbus, Ohio; September 1-2; cover and pg. 11, by Laurie von Endt, “M.J. Bole’s Yard of Graves”

–           The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus; Ohio, August 15; pg. H -10, by Leslie Constable “Meditations on Death Rich in Gentle, Universal Symbols”

–           The Associated Press, New York, July 2-5; Art section and Photo section.

–           The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio; April 18; pg. C-9, by Leslie Constable, “New Art

–           Gallerie’s First exhibition strong on its mix of local talent”

  • 1992     –           Respublika, Vilnius, Lithuania, June 9, pg. 9; by Dalia Karatajiene,”Porcelain Mittens from Mary”

–           7 Meno Dienos,  (7 Days of Art) Vilnius, Lithuania, May 12; Interview with Lolita Jablonskiene, “Fit and Misfit an interview with Mary Jo Bole”

–           Lietuvoi Aidas, (State Newspaper), Vilnius, Lithuaia, June 6; pg.45.

–           Literatura ir Menos, (Weekly “Literature and Art”) Vilnius Lithuania, June 6; pg. 2

  • 1991     –           Literatura un Maksla, (Literature and Art), Riga, Latvia, Nov 27; pg 13, by Ines Baranovska
  • 1991     –          Neatkariga, Riga, Latvia, November 16; front page, by Ilze Steinfelde.

–           The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, January 15; Arts section, by Jacqueline Hall.

–           The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, June 4; pgs. 3-4, by Steven Litt.

  • 1990     –           The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, August 26; pg.  F-7, by Jacqueline Hall, “Sensitivity Holds Exhibit Together”

 

  • 1988     –           The New York Times, New York, March 20; by Patricia Malarcher, “Ceramics: Expression thru Color”

–           Ceramics Monthly, Columbus, Ohio, December issue; pg. 62-63, by Annie Cantillon, “New and Retrospect”

 

COLLECTIONS

  • 2015       –             Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

–             Joseph Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (commissioned by Rebecca Ibel, Director, Pizutti Collection)

  • 2014       –             Thomas Bailey, Poundridge, NY

–             Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, Ohio

  • 2012       –             Mary Jo Bole Collection, Rare books and Manuscripts, The William Oxley Thompson Library, OSU,     Columbus
  • 2010       –            Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2009       –            Kohler Company and the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 2005       –           Pamela and Steve Hootkin, New York, New York

–           The J. Paul Getty Museum (Artists Book Archive) Los Angeles, California

–           The Museum of Modern Art (Artist Book Collection Archive) New York, New York

  • 2004     –           The Gustavsberg Factory Collection, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2001     –           William Busta, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2000    –           The Northern Clay Center, “The Teaching Collection” Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1999     –           Shiffler Collection, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1998     –           The Museum of Modern Art (Artists Book Collection Archive) New York, New York

–           The J. Paul Getty Museum (Artists Book Collection) Los Angeles, California

  • 1997     –           Shiffler Collection, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1994     –           The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1992     –           Gallerija Langas; Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1991     –           Pushkin Museum; Moscow, Soviet Union

–           Foreign Art Museum; Riga, Latvia

–           Dottie Campbell; Miami, Florida

  • 1989     –           John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 1988     –           National City Bank Drawing Commission;
  • 1986     –           John Sinker
  • 1985     –           Bob Pfannebecker
  • 1984     –           Al and Mary Shands
  • 1982     –           Daniel Jacobs

CONSULTATION

  • 2005     –           Member of Accreditation Team, The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2001     –           Sackner Collection, feasibility for artists books
  • 1996     –           The Ohio Historical Museum, Columbus, Ohio, for Museum Branch Development, Columbus, Ohio

COVER ART FOR RECORDINGS, RECORDINGS

  • 2002     –           Cheater Slicks, “Your Last Record”, In The Red Label, Los Angeles, California
  • 2000     –           Pram, “Owl Service” Domino Recording Label, London England
  • 1999     –           Cheater Slicks, “Refried Dreams” In The Red Label, Los Angeles, California
  • 1983     –           “Sounds of Cleveland” (part of “Local Flavor” catalogue), Cleveland, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS and JURYING

  • 2012      –             Guest Curator:  “Trade-O-Mat”, The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2011      –                      Juror, Ohio Art League Exhibition: ”Off the Wall”, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2006     –           Juror, “The College of Ohio Student Biennial”, the College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio
  • 2005     –           Juror, Brew House Gallery Space 101, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

–           Juror, N.C.E.C.A. Student Juried Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland

EDUCATION

  • 1982     -M.F.A., Alfred State College; Alfred, New York
  • 1979     – B.F.A., Cum Laude, School of Art & Architecture, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

TEACHING (retired)      

  • 2011/04 –           Full Professor, Department of Art, coordinator Ceramic Area: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1995     –           Associate Professor, Department of Art, The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1990/93 –           Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Ceramic Area; The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1990     –           Summer Faculty, Haystack Mountain School; Deer Isle, Maine
  • 1989/90 –           Visiting Faculty; Department of Art, The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
  • 1989     –           Instructor, Summer School; Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1988/84 –           Faculty, The Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1987     –              Instructor, Summer School, Ceramics Department; Rhode Island School of Design; Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1984/82 –           Lecturer, Two and Three Dimensional Art and Design; Cleveland State University; Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1982/81 –           Teaching Assistant, Freshman Foundation; Alfred University; Alfred, New York
  • 1980     –                Instructor, Drawing and Ceramics (Slip Casting); Cuyahoga Community College-Metro Campus; Cleveland, OH. Instructor, Artists in Education Program; Ohio Arts Council; Columbus, Ohio