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Mary Jo Bole
www.maryjobole.com
maryjobole@gmail.com
Columbus, Ohio
       
       
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
       
2015 Tombs and Toilets, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
  Family White Elephants, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio (catalogue)
2014 Tree of Life, Future Tense, permanent installation, Dublin Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio
  Tombs and Toilets, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mt St Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California
      (catalogue and interview)
2009 Purge Incomplete, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      (catalogue and essay by James Voorhies)
2008 Through the Hourglass, Olin Library, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
2006 Terse, Tender, Feinkunst Kruger Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
  Dear Little Twist of Fate, Weston Art Gallery, The Arnoff Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (catalogue 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 Recent Work, The Barth Galleries, Columbus, Ohio
1996 The Moody Pete Bathroom Show, Acme Art Co., Columbus, Ohio
1995 Recent Work, Ann Nathen Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1994 Mary’s Monuments, Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum, ’S-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
1993 My Yard, Installation in Gallery B, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1992 Recent Work, Objects Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  Recent Work, Gallerija Langas, Vilnius, Lithuania
1991 Recent Work, Spaces, 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
       
2019 Insight, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana (catalogue)
2018 To What Red Hell: Reflections of the Ohio Penitentiary, Curated by Jason Simon, Angela Meleca Gallery,
      Columbus, Ohio
  In Memory of Place, Curated by Jenny Fine, Walnut Gallery, Gadsden, Alabama
  Women to Watch, Collaboration with the Ohio Advisory Group of the National Museum of Women in the Arts,
      Curated by Ann Bremner, Ohio Arts Council (OAC) Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (catalogue)
2018-17 Heavy Metal, Curated by Theresa Bembnister, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
2017 Come Along with Me, Curated by Richard Fletcher, OAC Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (catalogue)
  Material Histories: Culture of Resistance, Curated by Alex Hibbit, The Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio and
      the Fine Arts Department, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (symposium)
2016 20 x 20 x 20: Celebrating 20 Years of the Weston Art Gallery and the Arnoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio
2015 Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists, Curated by Ann Bremner, OAC Riffe Gallery, Columbus,
      Ohio
  Rough Edges: Women Artists and the Collegiate Press, Organized by the Page Collective, Thompson Library at The
      Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (film by the Page Collective)
  Mondo Tondo: Explorations of the world around portfolio, Curated by John Driesbach, Southern Graphics Council
      International, Knoxville, Tennessee
2014 The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection, The Chazen Museum of Art, University of
      Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (catalogue)
  Ohio Portfolio, Ronald Pizzuti’s Joseph Editions Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (catalogue)
  25 Artists/25 Years: Anniversary Exhibition, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (catalogue)
2013 Doing Pennants: a group exhibition of artist-made flags, Curated by Paul W. Evans, Fifth Floor Gallery, Los
      Angeles, California
  Wounded Home, Curated by Kate Kern, The Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio (pamphlet)
2013 That Sweet Scioto River (video collaboration with Jerry Dannemiller), The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts,
      Columbus, Ohio
2013-08 Reimagining the Distaff ToolKit, Curated by Rickie Solinger, traveling, first venue: Bennington Museum,
      Bennington, Vermont
2012 Object/Imprint, OSU Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio
  Brot & Salz, Kunstraum Peripherie, Coburg, Germany
  Toilet Concealment, Rooms to Let, Installations in a rehab house, Franklinton, Columbus, Ohio
2011 GCAC Residency 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 Gallery, Columbus College
      of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
2008 Dewey Decimal Days, Curated by James Voorhies, Reference Collection and Skype Interview with Knust Press,
      Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
  New Acquisitions: Recent works from Arts Industry Program, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2007 Evolution/Impact, Curated by Sara Johnson director of the Southern Ohio Museum, OAC Riffe Gallery, 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, Curated 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, JM 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, 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, Canzani Center Gallery,
      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, Curated by Susan Channing, Organized by the Ohio Arts Council, OAC Riffe
      Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, (catalogue); Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio; 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 Years in Retrospect, Curated by Emily Galusha, The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (catalogue)
  Water closet Workshop, exhibitions in Sweden: Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum / Konstfack, Vita Havet / Rohsska
      Museet, Goteborg / Runda Huset, Gustavsberg (catalogue)
  Political Clay, Curated by Gail Brown, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  Karon Doherty Memorial Invitational, Curated by Judith Cohn, Spark Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1999 New Work: Three Person Exhibition, Lynn Mayhew Gallery, Humphrey Art Hall, Ohio Wesleyan University,
      Delaware, Ohio
  Displacement, Curated by Kitty McManus Zirco, Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio (pamphlet)
  Made in Ohio, RPA at Smith Brothers Hardware Building, Columbus, Ohio (in conjunction with NCECA)
1998 Howling at the edge of a Renaissance, (The Moody Pete Bathroom Show), Curated by William Busta, Spaces,
      Cleveland, Ohio (catalogue)
1997 Undefining… Craft, Curated by Kathy Dambach and Albert Young, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, Michigan
      (catalogue)
1996 Explorations in Clay, Curated by Wendy Kendall-Hess, Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio (catalogue)
  Ecstasy, Sickness and Confusion: Examples of Travel Art, 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, Objects Gallery and Lill Street Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
  International Exchange (with the United States and Soviet Union), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
  New and Improved, Acme Art Co., Columbus, Ohio
  Group Exhibition, 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, Curated by Fred T. Smith, School of
      Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (catalogue)
  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, Michigan
  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 Exhibition, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio
1986 Two-person Exhibition, Jane Harsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
1985 Domo Show, Pedestal Sink and Bathroom Humor Tiles (Collaboration with Dan Postotnik), Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio
  Contemporary American Ceramics: Twenty Artist, Curated by Karen McCready for Independent Curators Inc.,
      Newport Harbor, Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
  Recent Work, 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 Elephants 1860 – 1960, Logan Elm Press, OSU Libraries, Edition of 60, Columbus, Ohio
  MJ’s Map of a Few Places Not on Display, Commissioned by the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
2013-11 Combing Columbus: Photogenic Drawings for the Bicentennial, Commissioned by Finding Time: Columbus Public
      Art 2012 and Capital Crossroads SID, Edition 1000, Columbus, Ohio
2012 Toilet Worship, Logan Elm Press, OSU Libraries, Edition 150, Featured at Codex, San Francisco, 2013, The Ohio
      State University, Columbus, Ohio
2005 MJ’s Daily Spy History, Knust Press, Extrapool, Edition 400 and 100 larger, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1998 Thankful Subjects, Knust Press, Extrapool, Edition 230, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1998 Splitting Pictures, Co-curated with Berry van Boekel (30 International Artists), Knust Press, Extrapool, Edition 350,
      Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1996 Rust/Rest, Collaboration with Berry van Boekel and Birdie Thaler, Knust Press, Extrapool, Edition 400, Nijmegen,
      The Netherlands
       
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
       
2020-16 Film/Video Studio Residency (ongoing supporting documentary film production of Family White Elephants), The
      Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
2019 Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
2015 KVO Industries, Santa Rosa, California (self-organized)
2014 KVO Industries, Santa Rosa, California (self-organized)
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, California (self-organized)
2008 Kohler Artist in Industry, Cast Iron, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  Camp Tin-type, Dundee, New York (self-organized)
2007 Artist in Residence, KVO Industries, Santa Rosa, California (self-organized)
  Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington (NEA Sponsored)
2005 Artist in Residence, Knust Press, Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2004 Dresden Artist in Residence Exchange Program, Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), Columbus, Ohio
  Artist in Residence, Seward Park Studio, Seattle, Washington (pamphlet)
2004-02 Dedouch Monument Plaque Company, Chicago, Illinois (self-organized)
2002 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California (sponsored by Ohio Arts Council)
2000 Artist in Residence, Sanitary ware “Gustavsberg” Factory, Stockholm, Sweden
  Artist in Residence, Rossato Monument Plaque Co. SRL, Vicenza, Italy
1999 Artist in Residence, Women’s Studio Workshop (Piece by Piece: examination of what you hold dear), Rosendale,
      New York (Andy Warhol Foundation Grant)
1998 Artist in Residence, Knust, Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1997 Artist in Residence, New Castle Refractories Company (Dixon Ticonderoga Co.), New Castle, Pennsylvania (self-
      organized)
1996 Artist in Residence, Knust, Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1993 Artist in Residence, Europees Keramisch Werkcentrum ‘S- Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
1992 Artist in Residence, Jiesia Bone China Factory, Kaunas, Lithuania
1991 Artist in Residence, Soviet / United States / Baltic States Symposium at Dzintari Arts Institute, Dzintari, Latvia
1989-88 Kohler Artist in Industry, Pottery, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1983 Artist in Residence, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana
       
PUBLICATIONS / CATALOGUES
       
2019 Insight, Catalogue, Holder Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
2018 Scott Kraynak, The art of Cleveland, Red Giant Books, Cleveland, Ohio
2017 Richard Fletcher, Come Along With Me, Catalogue, OAC Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
  Mary Jo Bole, Columbus Neighborhoods: Brown Pet Cemetery, WOSU Public Media, Columbus, Ohio,
      https://www.pbs.org/video/brown-pet-cemetery-ysufye/
2015 Family White Elephants, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
  New Glass Review 36, Juror’s Choice (selected by Beth Lipman), published by the Corning Museum
      of Glass, Corning, New York, page 75-76.
2014 Arts/Industry, Collaboration and Revelation, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyban, Wisconsin, pgs. 234, 254, 255.
  Weinland Park Story Book, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, pgs. 8-9.
  Garth Clark, The Human Condition, The Stephen & Pamela Hootkin Collection, Chazen Museum of Art, University
      of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
2012 Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012, published by Capital Crossroads, Columbus, Ohio
2010 James Voorhies, Purge Incomplete, published with funds from Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia,
      Pennsylvania, (design by Nate Padavic)
2009 James Voorhies, Descent to Revolution, published by Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus College of Art & Design,
      Columbus, Ohio
2008 Judith Schwartz, Confrontational Ceramics, A and C Black Publishers, London, England
  Mary Jo Bole interview with Knust Press, Dewey Decimal Days, Bureau for Open Culture, Columbus College of Art,
      & Design, Columbus, Ohio https://bureauforopenculture.org/projects/dewey-decimal-days
2006 Glen R. Brown, Dear Little Twist of Fate, (Sculpture, Drawings and Bookworks), A Poetry of Odd Opposition,
      Published by the Weston Art Gallery, The Arnoff Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 20 pgs.
  Weston Art Gallery 2005/06 Exhibition Season, Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 Peter Olson, Shaped by a Lineage, Pamphlet, Seward Park, Seattle, Washington
2004 Mary Jo Bole, “Lasting Images”, Morbid Curiosity, Issue 8, Automotism Press, Edited by Loren Rhodes, San
      Francisco, California (Issue 8 includes reviews in Rue Morgue, Treats from the Underground, San
      Francisco Weekly, Zine Guide, Dead Angel, Alternative Press.), pgs. 54-56.
2003 21st Century Ceramics, Catalogue, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
  Paul Mathieu, Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey
2002 Glen R. Brown and Donald Kuspit, Material Speculations, Catalogue published by N.C.E.C.A., Erie,
      Colorado
  Connections: Ohio Artists Abroad, OAC Riffe Gallery, Catalogue published by The Ohio Arts Council, Columbus,
      Ohio
  Year of the Artist, OAC Riffe Gallery, Book of postcards, Published by The Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio
2002-00 Munroe Blair, Stephanie Brown, Lillemor Petersson, Paul Scott, Lucy Whetstone, Catalogue, Are you Sitting
      Comfortably, the Water Closet Workshop, published by the University of New Castle, England
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 6, Automatism Press, San Francisco, California
  Munroe Blair, Stephanie Brown, Lillemor Petersson, Paul Scott, Watercloset Workshop, Catalogue, Rohsska Museet,
      Goteborg, Sweden
2001 Die Kunst und das clo, Keramik Magazin, Februar/Marz Issue, Berlin, Germany, pgs. 28-33.
2000 Susan Peterson, Contemporary Ceramics, Watson-Guptill Press, United Kingdom
  Painted Clay: Graphic Arts and the Ceramic Surface, Paul Scott, A & C Black, United Kingdom
1999 Dialogue, Voicing the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, July/August Issue, Reflections section, Columbus, Ohio
  Matthias Ostermann, The New Maiolica, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1998 Howling at the Edge of a Renaissance, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio
  Morbid Curiosity, Issue 2, Smiling at Death: The Fine Art of Mary Jo Bole, Interview, Automatism Press,
      San Francisco, California
1997 Undefining… Craft by Kathy Dambach and Albert Young, Published by Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, Michigan
1995 Mary Jo Bole, Deaths Garden, Automatism Press, Loren Rhoads, Editor, San Francisco, California
1993 Susan Porter, In Her Yard, Stone Magazine, The American Monument Association, Volume 106, Number 12, pgs.
      18-22.
1991 Mary Jo Bole, “First Impressions from the Land that Loves Riddles (a visit to Latvia and Lithuania)”, Steve
      Wainstead’s Ragnarok #11, Cleveland, Ohio, pgs. 13-20.
1990 Neue Keramik, September/October issue, pg 303; News out of U.S.A.
       
REVIEWS / ARTICLES
       
2018 Jim Fischer, “Best of Columbus, Critic’s Pick, Best Artist, Mary Jo Bole”, Columbus Alive, March 28, pg. 11.
  Melissa Starker, “Columbus Makes Arts Presents: Local Art Treasure Mary Jo Bole Moves into Filmmaking”,
      Columbus Underground, February 15, https://www.columbusunderground.com/columbus-makes-art-presents-
      local-art-treasure-mary-jo-bole-moves-into-filmmaking
  Jim Fischer, Come Along With Me, photo of Requiem for a Family Tree, Arts/Review, Columbus Alive, Columbus,
      Ohio, January 26, pg. 34.
2015 Melissa Starker, “Evolving Viewpoints: Spanning Three Decades, Show Traces Growth of Excellence Awards
      Winners at OAC Riffe Gallery”, The Columbus Dispatch (Arts & Life), Sunday, August 9, pg. D6.
2013 Joe Blundo, “Cemetery Somber but Hardly Dull”, The Columbus Dispatch (Arts & Life), Sunday, October 27, pgs.
      G1 & G3.
  Jackie Mantey, “Quirky Columbus”, Columbus Alive, June 13, pg. 41.
2010 Joe Blundo, “Monuments Captivate Professor”, The Columbus Dispatch, Tuesday, July 6, pgs. D1 & D6.
2009 Katherine Harben, “Uncommon Language”, The Ohio State Alumni Magazine, September Issue, pgs. 26-28.
2008 Steven Litt, “Exhibit is a fine tribute to the CIA Ceramics program”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday, May 4.
  Bill Mayr, “Collection of Curiosities Spotlights Woman’s Perspective”, Columbus Dispatch (Weekender),
      09/18/20
2006 Kunst: “Mary Jo Bole: Terse & Tender”, Szene, Hamburg, March Issue, pg. 109.
  Kultur: “Die Ruhelose Professorin bei Feinkunst Kruger (The Restless Professor at Feinkunst Kruger Gallery)”, Live
      Hamburg 16.3-22.3 2006, Hamburg Abendblatt, pg. 17.
  Laura Leffler James, “Death Becomes Her”, Angle Magazine Journal of Arts and Culture, March/April Issue
      Volume 25, page 7.
  Sara Pearce, “Moved by Memorials”, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Weekend Section, January 13, 12.
2005 Tabari McCoy, “fateshow” Cin Weekly, Volume 3, Issue 7, Pages 52, 53.
  Jane Durrell, “Life Is Complicated”, City Beat News and Entertainment Weekly, December 14-20, pg. 44.
  R.M. Avalos, “Boled Over in Dresden”, Columbus Alive, June 29, pg. 14.
  “Arts Reach: Department of Art at Work around the Globe”, On Campus, The Ohio State University, January 6, pg.
      3
2004 Ann Bremner, “Mary Jo Bole”, Sculpture Magazine, New York, New York.
2003 Glenn R. Brown, “Mortality and the Immortal”, Ceramic Art and Perception, Australia, Issue 54, pgs. 77-80.
2002 Marcus Cain, “Craft is a given, Concept is lay”, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, Review of
    Donald Kuspit and Glen R. Brown, Material Speculations, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, pgs. 30,
      31, 33, 34, 38, 39.
2002/01 Articles relating to various exhibitions of the work from The Water Closet Workshop:
      Varmdo Tidning, Sweden, 2000
      Observer Sverige, Stockholm, Sweden, (3 articles), Arbetarbladet, 2001
      “Sund svalls tidming”, 2001
      “Kristianstadsbladet”, Kristianstad, Sweden, 2001
      “Piteatidmingen”, Sweden, 2002
2001 Stephanie Brown, “Die Kunst und das Clo”, Keramik Magazin, Februar/Marz, Germany, pgs. 28 – 33.
2000 Rob Harvilla, “Putting those obsessions to good use”, Other Paper, Sept 7 – 13 issue, pg 20.
  G.A. Benton, “Mary Jo Bole at The Barth Galleries”, Columbus Alive, October 5 Issue, pg. 19.
  Mary Abbe, “Funky, Fragile”, Star Tribune, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October, pg. 12 – 13.
1999 Kitty McManus Zirco, “Displacement: Sculpture by Mary Jo Bole, Eva Kwong, and Steven Thurston”, Dialogue,
      January/February Issue, pg 46.
  “20 Years of Dialogue Mary Jo Bole”, Dialogue, July/August Issue, pg 56.
  Dorothy Shinn, “Bole, Kwong, Thurston exhibit at Wooster surprises emotionally, ideologically, physically”, The
      Akron Beacon Journal, January 31, pg. F5.
  College News Services, “Displacement”, Daily Record, Wooster, Ohio, January 12, pg. A8
  Mary Owen Rosenthal, “Howling at the Edge of a Renaissance: SPACES and Alternative Art in Cleveland”, New Art
      Examiner, February, pg. 59.
1998 Nancy Gilson, “Couple, friends put stamp of creativity on unusual book”, The Columbus Dispatch, March 2, pg. 8B.
  Amy Braken Sparks, “The Word”, Free Times, Cleveland, Ohio, February 4 – 10 Issue, Cover and pgs. 12 – 13.
1997 Hans Walraven, “Een heel bijzonder postzegelalbum, op stencilpers gemaakt”, De Gerlderlander, December.
1996 Kim Leddy, “Aesthetic Antics”, Columbus Alive, Columbus, Ohio, July 17-23 Issue, pg. 12.
  Kim Leddy, “Dog Days”, Columbus Alive, Columbus, Ohio; June 18-25 issue, pg. 12.
  Ruth Butler, “News and Retrospect”, Ceramic’s Monthly; Columbus, Ohio; May issue; pgs. 22-24.
  Dorothy Shinn, ”Feats of Clay from Ohio”, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, Sunday, February 11, pg. E-4.
  Jacquline Hall, “Beauty, creativity mark feats in clay” Columbus Dispatch, July 28.
  Steven Litt, “Individualistic voices in clay speak to eye, mind”, The Plain Dealer, Sunday, Cleveland, Ohio,
      February 18, pg. 3J
  Leslie Constable, “Meditations on Death Rich in Gentle Universal Symbols”, Columbus Dispatch, August 15,
      pg. H-10.
1995 “Mary Jo Bole at Ann Nathan Gallery”, Art Now Gallery Guide, Chicago, Illinois, March Cover.
  Mary Abbe, “Sculpture, Still Life fills Galleries”, The Star Tribune, Twin Cities, Michigan, September 23, pg., E-1.
  Michael Drexler, “Ohio Arts Council awards grants to 9 in Region”, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio; November
      8; pg. J-5.
1994 Doodgewoon (Death Normal), The Netherlands, Herfst (Fall) #2.
1993 Laurie von Endt, “M.J. Bole’s Yard of Graves” Columbus Alive, Columbus, Ohio, September 1-2, Cover and pg. 11.
  Leslie Constable “Meditations on Death Rich in Gentle, Universal Symbols” The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus;
    Ohio, Sunday, August 15, pg. H -10.
  “Watchful Eyes: cemeteries inspire sculptor’s work”, The Associated Press, New York, Data-stream – July 23,
      Culture section.
  Leslie Constable, “New art gallery’s first exhibition strong on its mix of local talent”, The Columbus Dispatch,
      Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, April 18, pg. C-9.
1992 Dalia Karatajiene,”Porcelain Mittens from Mary”, Respublika, Vilnius, Lithuania, June 9, pg. 9.
  Interview with Lolita Jablonskiene, “Fit and Misfit an Interview with Mary Jo Bole” 7 Meno Dienos, (7 Days of
      Art), Vilnius, Lithuania, May 12.
  “American Kitsch and Children’s Drawings”, Lietuvoi Aidas, (State Newspaper), Vilnius, Lithuaia, June 6,
      pg. 45.
  Literatura ir Menos, (Weekly “Literature and Art”) Vilnius Lithuania, June 6; pg. 2
1991 Ines Baranovska, Literatura un Maksla, (Literature and Art), Riga, Latvia, Nov 27, pg. 13.
1991 Ilze Steinfelde, “Ziedu Karaliene UZ Skatuves”, Neatkariga, Riga, Latvia, November 16, Front page.
  Jacqueline Hall, “‘Critical Eye’ deserves a close look”, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, January 15, Arts
      section.
  Steven Litt, “Collection is rooted in linear forms”, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, June 4, pg. 3H.
1990 Jacqueline Hall, “Sensitivity Holds Exhibit Together” The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, August 26, pg. F-7.
1988 Patricia Malarcher, “Ceramics: Expression Through Color”, The New York Times, New York, March 20.
  Annie Cantillon, “New and Retrospect”, Ceramics Monthly, Columbus, Ohio, December issue; pg. 62-63.
       
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), 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, 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, 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 (visual arts), Ohio
1999 Andy Warhol Foundation Grant through Woman’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York
1998 Faculty Development Grant, College of the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio
1992 Funding for the exhibition My Yard, Wexner Center for the Arts, 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, grant received to create color catalogue: Local Flavor),
      Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1980 Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant, Columbus, Ohio
       
ARTIST TALKS / VISITING ARTIST
       
2018 Artist Talk, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
2017 Artist Talk, (in conjunction with Bole’s guided Bus Tour and Map for the Ohio Clay Belt), The Dairy Barn Gallery,
      Athens, Ohio
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Material Histories: Culture of Resistance, Curated by Alex Hibbitt, The Majestic
      Galleries, Nelsonville, Ohio and the Fine Arts Department, (symposium), The Ohio University, Athens,
      Ohio
  Artist Talk, Midwest Art History Society, Passion, Persistence, and the Creation of Cultural Infrastructure in
      Cleveland (1876 – 1926), Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
2015 Artist Talk, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
2013 Artist Talk (book arts), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
  Panelist, Comics, Books and Gallery Walls, MIX: College of Art & Design’s Celebration of Comics, Columbus,
      Ohio
2012 Artist Talk, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
2010 Panelist, Avant Writing Symposium, Curated by John Bennett, Thompson Library, The Ohio State University
  Artist Talk, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  Artist Talk, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
2009 Artist Talk (books arts), Descent into Revolution, Bureau for Open Culture, CCAD, Columbus, Ohio
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut
2008 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
  Artist Talk, Manitowak Community College, Manitowak, Wisconsin
2007 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
2006 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania
2005 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Seward Park, Seattle, Washington
2004 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist (Shaped by a Lineage), Seward Park Studio, Seattle, Washington (pamphlet)
  Artist Talk, Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, Germany
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio
2003 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
2002 Artist Talk, Sanoma State College, Sanoma, California
  Artist Talk, University of California, Berkeley, California
  Artist Talk, Visiting Artist, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of California, Davis, California
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
2001 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1999 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, New York
1997 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Instructor, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1996 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1995 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1994 Artist Talk, The Forum Lecture, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1993 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Edwardsville, Illinois
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of Massachusetts, Darmouth, New Bedford, Massachusetts
  Artist Talk, Art Academy, Tilburg, The Netherlands
1992 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of Arizona; Tucson, Arizona
1991 Visiting Artist, Instructor, Lecture and two week workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg,
      Tennessee
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
1990 Visiting Artist, Instructor, Haystack Mountain School; Deer Isle, Maine
1989 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Kent State University; Kent, Ohio
1988 Artist Talk, Instructor, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1987 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Instructor, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1986 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Instructor, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota,
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois
1985 Artist Talk, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, Instructor, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
1984 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
1983 Artist Talk/Visiting Artist, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana
       
COLLECTIONS
       
2018 Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
2017 Jan and John Driesbach Collection
  Canton Art Museum, Canton, Ohio
2015 Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
  Ron Pizzuti’s Joseph Editions, Joseph Gallery, Commissioned by Rebecca Ibel, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, Ohio
2014 Thomas Bailey, Poundridge, New York
  Tree of Life, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, Ohio
2013 Harvard Teaching Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012 Mary Jo Bole Collection (spec.rare.cms.381), Rare books and Manuscripts, The William Oxley Thompson Library,
      The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
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
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
1993 American Craft Museum, Curated by Mark Harris, slide set Political Ceramics, New York
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, Cleveland, Ohio
1986 John Sinker, Detroit, Michigan
1985 Bob Pfannebecker, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1984 Al and Mary Shands, Louisville, Kentucky
1982 Daniel Jacobs, New York, New York
       
CONSULTATION
       
2005 The Kansas City Art Institute, Member of Accreditation Team, Kansas City, Missouri
2001 Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry, feasibility for Artists Books, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City,
      Iowa
1996 The Ohio Historical Society, Museum Branch Development, Columbus, Ohio
       
COVER ART FOR RECORDINGS, RECORDINGS
       
2002 Your Last Record, Cheater Slicks, In The Red Label, Los Angeles, California
2000 Owl Service, Pram, Domino Recording Label, London England
1999 Refried Dreams, Cheater Slicks, In The Red Label, Los Angeles, California
1983 Sounds of Cleveland, Bole’s Local Flavor catalogue, Cleveland, Ohio
       
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS and JURYING
       
2017 Juror, Zanesville Prize, International Exhibition, Zanesville, Ohio
2012 Guest Curator, Trade-O-Mat, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
2011 Juror, Off the Wall, Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio
2006 Juror, The College of Ohio Student Biennial, 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
1983 Curator, Local Flavor, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
       
TEACHING (retired)
       
2011/04 Full Professor, Department of Art, Ceramic Area Coordinator, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1995 Associate Professor, Department of Art, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
1990/93 Assistant Professor, Ceramic Area Coordinator, 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,
      Ohio
  Instructor, Artists in Education Program, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio
       
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