Bradley Klem

531 Puddintown Road • State College, PA • 16801

Cell: (602)695-0224 • E-mail: bradpklem@gmail.com

www.bradleyklem.com

EDUCATION

Masters of Fine Arts

Ceramics

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16801

Graduated May 2018

Bachelor of Arts in Art Studies

Focus in Ceramics and Painting

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281

Graduated May 2014

Associate in Arts Degree

Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ 85302

Graduated December 2006

EXPERIENCE

2015 – present     

Founder/Director of GrowlerFest

2018 – 2020     

Adjunct Professor  –  Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Sabbatical Replacement for Chris Staley

2017  

Instructor of Record  –  Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Introduction to Ceramics

2017  

Ceramics Studio Technician  –  Penn State University, ceramics studio; State College, PA

2016  

Instructor of Record  –  Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Introduction to Sculpture

2014 – 2016     

Instructor   –  Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ. Teen Wheel, China Painting, Soda Firing, Beginning Wheel Throwing

2014 – 2016     

Ceramics Studio Manager  –  Mesa Art Center, ceramics studio; Mesa, AZ

2015 

Ceramics Studio Technician  –  Phoenix College, ceramics studio; Phoenix, AZ

2014 – 2015     

Ceramics Studio Technician  –  Mesa Art Center, ceramics studio; Mesa, AZ

PUBLICATIONS

2019   Ceramics Monthly – May 2019; Emerging Artist and Cover Photo

2017   Studio Potter Journal – August, 2017; Hands Up, I’m addicted to Social Media; by Adriana Christianson

2017   NCECA NSJE Catalog – March, 2017

2016   Ceramics Monthly – September, 2016; Clay Culture: GrowlerFest; by Amanda Barr

2016   Ceramics Monthly – September, 2016; Tips and Tools: Growler Lids; by Bradley Klem

2016   The Growler – July, 2016; Art and Artists

2014   Ceramics Monthly – September, 2014; Undergrad Showcase

EXHIBITIONS

2020  Bray Days Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery: Bozeman, MT

2020  Products of the ‘80s – Eric Fischl Gallery: Phoenix, AZ

2019  Archie Bray Artists in Residence Exhibition Kolva-Sullivan Gallery: Spokane, WA

2019   The 10th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale –  Icheon Cerapia: Gyeonggi-do, Korea

2019  Americano Invitational – AKAR Gallery: Iowa City, IA

2019  Plastic and Gold – Blue Dome Gallery: Silver City, NM

2019  Yunomi Invitational – AKAR Gallery: Iowa City, IA

2019   Terra Incognita: 21st Century Ceramics –  Plant Seven Gallery: High Point, NC

2019   What We Left Behind –  Dairy Barn Arts Center, Chaddock-Morrow Gallery: Athens, OH

2019   Unfolding Epoch –  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, NCECA 2019: Chaska, MN

2018   “Out of the Mold” Carbondale Clay National XIIICarbondale Clay Center GalleryCarbondale, CO

2018   Plasti·cene – Solo Exhibition; Edwin W. Zoller Gallery: University Park, PA

2018   The Functional Canvas III – Charlie Cummings Gallery: Gainesville, FL

2018   Yunomi Invitational – AKAR Gallery: Iowa City, IA

2018   Coffee and Clay Invitational – Pottery Northwest Gallery , WA

2018   SocialMud – Standard Ceramics: Pittsburgh, PA

2018   NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition –Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Pittsburgh, PA – Mudtools Merit Award

2017   5econd – Borland Project Space: Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA

2017   Ceramics of Bradley Klem – Solo; HUB Gallery: University Park, PA

2017   Americano Invitational – Clay Akar Gallery: Iowa City, IA

2017   Crafted – Society for Contemporary Craft: Pittsburgh, PA

2017   Summer Gallery Open House – Ferrin Contemporary: Cummington, MA

2017   Yunomi Invitational – AKAR Gallery: Iowa City, IA

2017   Graduate Exhibition Showcase – Borland Project Space: Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA

2017   Graduate Research Exhibition – HUB Gallery: Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA

2017   Images on Clay – Victor F. Keen Gallery: Las Vegas, NV

2017   NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition – Oregon College of Art and Craft: Hoffman Gallery; Portland, OR – Graduate Award for Excellence 2nd place, Aardvark Purchase Award

2017   Small Favors XI: Think Inside the Box – The Clay Studio Gallery: The Clay Studio of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, PA

2017   Last Call 2 – Companion Gallery; Humboldt, TN

2017   5irst – Zoller Gallery: Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA

2017   Twin Cups – Potter Fine Arts Gallery: Missouri Western State University; St. Joseph, MO

2017   Particularly Political – Humpday gallery; Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA

2017   Mugshot Monday – Lillstreet Art Center: Lillstreet Gallery; Chicago, IL

2016   Hand Candy: A Ceramics Lending Library – Penn State University: Patterson Gallery; State College, PA

2016   Cheers – Medalta: Yuill Family Gallery; Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

2016   Clay National XI: Intimacy of Scale – Carbondale Clay Center Gallery; Carbondale, CO

2016   The Second Annual Dirty South Mug Competition – River Oaks Square Arts Center: Bolton Davis Gallery; Alexandria, LA

2016   GrowlerFest NCECA– Lawrence Arts Center: Free State Brewing Company, NCECA 2016; Lawrence, KS

2016   Last Call – Companion Gallery; Humboldt, TN

2016   Twin Cups – Potter Fine Arts Gallery: Missouri Western State University; St. Joseph, MO

2016   Drink Me – Mariani Gallery: University of Northern Colorado; Greeley, CO

2016   2nd Biennial Wings and Water – River Arts Gallery; Prairie Du Sac, WI

2016   15th Annual ASU Ceramics Research Center Studio Tour and Exhibition – ASU Art Museum: Ceramics Research Center; Tempe, AZ

2015   GrowlerFest 2015 East – Featured Artist – Project Art Summer Gallery; Cummington, MA

2015   GrowlerFest 2015 West – Featured Artist – Eutectic Gallery; Portland, OR

2015   Graphic Clay: A Survey of Illustrated, Printed and Innovative Surfaces – Baltimore Clayworks; Baltimore, MD

2014   Seventh Annual Cup Show: Form and Function – Amelia Center Gallery; Panama City, FL

2014   Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics – Michael Seiler Studios; Zanesville, OH

2014   KC Clay Guild Teabowl National 2014 – Thornhill Gallery; Kansas City, MO

2014   American Potters – For the People; Phoenix, AZ

2014   Ceramics Showcase – Art One Gallery Inc.; Scottsdale, AZ.

2013   Bound & Combined: Variable Figuration with Rose Simpson – (group) Combine Gallery; Phoenix, AZ

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EXPERIENCE

2019   Archie Bray Foundation – Spring Resident; Helena, MT

2015   Project Art 01026 – Short Term Resident, October 2015; Cummington, MA

2015   Mesa Arts Center – Resident Artist; Mesa, AZ

2015   Project Art 01026 – Short Term Resident, March 2015; Cummington, MA

ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS / LECTURES

2019   Silver City Clay Fest – 4 day Workshop; Silver City Clay Festival, Syzygy Tile, Silver City, NM

2016   Artaxis Presents; A Day of Periscope Conversations – Presenter; National Clay Week, online

2016   Xavier College Preparatory – Visiting Artist; Phoenix, AZ

2016   Mesa Arts Center – Artist Workshop; Mesa, AZ

2016   Phoenix College – Visiting Artist and Lecturer; Phoenix, AZ

2016   NCECA 2016 – Presenter, Blinc 20/20: GrowlerFest;  Kansas City, MO

2016   University of Iowa – Guest Artist and Lecturer; Iowa City, IA

2015   Harvard Ceramics – Guest Lecturer; Boston, MA

2015   Project Art 01026 – Guest Lecturer; Cummington, MA

2015   Arizona Clay Guild – Guest Lecturer; Phoenix, AZ

2015   Phoenix College – Visiting Artist; Phoenix, AZ

2015   Queen Creek High School – Visiting Artist; Queen Creek, AZ

2014   ASU Ceramics Research Center – Tempe Festival of the Arts event; Tempe, AZ

COLLECTIONS

2019   Archie Bray Foundation; Helena, MT

2016   Aardvark Clay Permanent Collection; Santa Ana, CA

2016   Mesa Contemporary Art Museum; Mesa, AZ

AWARDS

2018   Creative Achievement Award; The Pennsylvania State University, College of Arts and Architecture; University Park, PA; nominated by Shannon Goff and Tom Lauerman

2018   Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award; The Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA; nominated by Liz Quackenbush

2018   Mudtools Merit Award; NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Pittsburgh, PA

2017   NCECA Graduate Award for Excellence 2nd Place; NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition; Oregon College  of Art and Craft, Hoffman Gallery; Portland, OR

2017   Aardvark Clay Purchase Award; NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition; Oregon College of Art and Craft,  Hoffman Gallery; Portland, OR

2017   Graduate Teaching Assistantship; Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA

2016   Graduate Teaching Assistantship; Pennsylvania State University; State College, PA

INTERVIEWS

2017   The Potters Cast – Interviewed by Paul Blais; Episode 362     The Story of Growlerfest | Brad Klem | Episode 362

2017   Jonescast – Interviewed by Brian R. Jones; Episode 71     Hot Potato! | 14 guests of August | ep. #71

REPRESENTATION

ProjectArt01026 – Cummington, MA

Plinth Gallery – Denver, CO

Clay AkarIowa City, IA    https://www.clayakar.com/collections/artist-bradley-klem

Artaxis.org – Online     https://artaxis.org/bradley-klem/