Resume

Contact

jen@jen-watson.com

Education

2016                             University of Cincinnati, MFA Candidate

2009-2013                  Kansas City Art Institute, BFA, Ceramics and Art History

2007-2009                  South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities

Professional Experience

2016                Graduate Assistant, University of Cicinnati, Cincinnati OH

2015                Assistant to Misty Gamble, Foundation Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2015                Instructor, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2014                Guest Critic, Ceramics Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2013                Studio Assistant to Davin Watne, Kansas City, MO

2011-2013       Collection Assistant, Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, Ceramics Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2010                Assistant to Alice Ballard and Jenny Mendes, Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

2008-2010       Studio Assistant to Alice Ballard, Greenville, South Carolina

Honors and Awards          

2016                Graduate Assistantship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

2016                Wolfstein Travel Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

2015                Studio Scholarship, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2013                McKeown Special Project Award, Kansas City Art Institute

2009-2013      President’s List, Kansas City Art Institute

2009-2013      Kansas City Art Institute Portfolio Scholarship Award

Residencies and Internships

2016                The Pottery Studio, Jingdezhen, China

2015                Artist INC Participant, Kansas City, Missouri

2012                Intern for Meredith Host, Kansas City, Missouri

2011                KCAI Study Abroad: International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

2011                Studio Assistant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Exhibitions and Collections

2016                Zoomable World/ Misbehaved Tectonics, SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

MFA Open Studios, Cincinnati, OH

Displaced, Modern Makers, Cincinnati, OH

The Game Show, Kansas City, MO

Home Base, Belger Crane Yard Studios at NCECA, Kansas City, MO

2015                River Market Event Place Holiday Art Market, Kansas City, MO

Red Star Studios Holiday Sale, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

Red Star Studios Summer Sale, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

                        The Slipcast Object Revisited, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO

2014                Red Star Studios Holiday Sale, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2013                Philipp Elrich and Melanie Sherman Collection, Chicago, IL

Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Hotbox, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO

                        2013 Annual BFA Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City MO

Meow B*tches, Painting Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO

Austerity Measures, Cara Y Cabezas Contemporary, 1714 Holmes St, Kansas City MO

2012                Flux, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City MO

Expo No. 82, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City MO

2011                Bowling With Neighbors, Benefit dinner, Revolution Church, Kansas City MO

Rare Earth, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City MO

Strata, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City MO

2010                (Re)Action, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City MO

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