Shenny Cruces ... Curricula Vitae

 

Education

 

2011 MFA

San Francisco State University

Graduate Student of Achievement Award, College of

Creative Arts

2007 BA, Art

Illinois State University, Normal

1999 BA, English

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

 

Exhibitions (Selected)

 

2019 Transgressive (Terra)tory

          Transmission Gallery, Oakland, California 

          Menagerie (Solo Exhibition)

          Kaneko Gallery, Sacramento, California

          30 Ceramic Sculptors

          John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2018  30 Ceramic Sculptors

          John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2017  28 x 5: Clay Works

          C.r.e.t.a.Rome, Italy

          30 Ceramic Sculptors

          John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2016  Fired Up: Monumental Clay

          Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, California

          30 Ceramic Sculptors

          John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California

2015  Not Too Funky

          Diablo Valley Community College Art Gallery, California

           All About Porcelain  

           The Clay Studio of Missoula, Montana

           Women in Art

           LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, California

           Accumulations  (Solo Exhibition)

          Pence Gallery, Davis, California

           Charged Abstraction

           Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

2014 Visions in Clay

          LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, California

          30 Ceramic Sculptors (cataloge)

          Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
2013  Community Heirloom (Solo Exhibition)

Palo Alto Art Center Palo Alto, California

Shenny Cruces (Solo Exhibition)

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, Californian

NCECA Biennial

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston, Texas

Excavating Layers

Richmond Art Center Richmond, California

Body Language

Skyline Collect Gallery San Bruno, California

2012  Visions in Clay

LH Horton Jr. Gallery, Stockton, California

Slice

Pence Gallery Davis, California

Clay National VIII

Carbondale Clay Center Carbondale, Colorado

Clay? IV

Kirkland Arts Center Kirkland, Washington

Cups and Coffee: A Watershed Cup Show

Fuel Coffee, Seattle, Washington

2011  Contemporary Clay

Santa Clara University Santa Clara, California

Ceramic Annual of America (catalogue)

Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, California

The Future is Now: New Bay Area Graduates

University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, California

Visions in Clay 2011

LH Horton Jr Gallery Stockton, California

Shenny Cruces (Solo Exhibition)

Roscoe Ceramic Gallery Oakland, California

Closure: The Art of Buttons

Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco, California

MFA Thesis Exhibition (catalogue)
Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University San Francisco, California

At Bay II

Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, California

2010 California Clay Competition (catalogue)

The Artery, Davis, California

CAST!

The Crucible, Cathedral Gallery Oakland, California

NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition

Galleries at Moore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ceramics ’10

Second Street Gallery, Davis, California

2009 20th Annual Student Stillwell Show

San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco, California

Heritage

Ruby’s Clay Studio, San Francisco, California

NCECA Regional Juried Graduate Student Exhibition

Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, Arizona

“Imaging Desire”: 1st Biennial Graduate Student Art Exhibit

Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Kentucky

Ink and Clay 35

W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Gallery Pomona, California

Ceramics ’09

E Street Gallery Davis, California

2007 Dirty Dishes

Illinois State University, University Galleries Normal, Illinois

2006 1830° Contemporary Expressions in Clay

Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois

 

Bibliography

 

2014   500 Animals in Clay Volume 2, Lark Books:

2013   Anthony Merino, “2013 NCECA Biennial Juried Exhibition” Ceramics Monthly, 

 June.July/August 2013: 52-57

2013   Abby Koenig, “2013 NCECA Biennial: A Review” NCECA Journal, Volume 34: 16-17

2012   Holly Valentine, “KVIE Features Work of Vaca Artist Cruces” Reporter, 10 August 2012

2011   J.D.Beltran, “ Contemplation, Reflection, and Refreshment” SF Gate, City Brights Blog,

 May 2011 <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/beltran/detail?entry_id=88870

2010  Molly Rosenthal, “Bringing The Once Loved To Life” The Golden Gate [X]press, 8

 December 2010

2009  Jessica Orlowski, “NCECA 2009: Regional Student Juried Exhibition,” Ceramics Monthly,

 September 2009: 40-45 2009 Tony Merino, “Chasing Originality” NCECA Journal, Volume

 30: 10-15

2008  500 Platters, Plates, & Chargers, Lark Books: 318

 

Awards/Grants/Fellowships

 

2019   Artist-Invites-Artist Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

2017   C.R.E.T.A Rome Residency, Italy

2016   Pentaculum Residency, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

2011   Kiln God Residency Award, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

 Graduate Student of Achievement Award, San Francisco State University

 Artist in Residence Nominee, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts

2010  Phelan, Murphy, Cadogan Fellowship, San Francisco Foundation

2010  Association of Ceramic and Glass Artist of California Award

2010  California Clay Competition 2010 Leo Stillwell Award, San Francisco State University

2009  Muddy Elbows Soldner Student Award for ExcellenceNCECA Regional Juried

  Student Exhibition

2009  Martin Wong Scholarship, Ceramics, San Francisco State University

06-07 Mary Walker Award, Illinois State University, School of Art

  Elizabeth Stein Scholarship, Illinois State University, School of Art

05-06 Friends of the Arts Talent Grant, Illinois State University, School of Art

 

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Associate Professor Art and Ceramics, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California

Adjunct Instructor, Ceramics, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Ceramic Manager/Technician, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

Ceramics Instructor, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
Adjunct Lecturer, Ceramics, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

Ceramics Instructor, National Institute for Art and Disability, Richmond, California
Graduate Assistant: Ceramics Area, San Francisco State University, San Francisco,

Teaching Assistant, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California (courses: Ceramics I Fall ’08, Glaze Surfaces Spring ’09, Ceramics III/IV Fall ’09, Spring ’10, Spring ’11, Ceramics II Fall ’10)

Studio Assistant, David Kuraoka, San Francisco, California
Studio Assistant, Gary Holt Pottery, Berkeley, California Instructor: Wheel Throwing Workshop, McLean County Arts Center Bloomington, Illinois
English Teacher, Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa, California

 

 

Lectures/Presentations/Workshops

2015 Mold Making Workshop, Yonder Shop, Pacifica, California

2014 Decals and Surface Workshop, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California

2013 Visiting Artist Lecture, Art Department, City College of San Francisco, California

2013 Slip Casting Workshop, Ceramics Department, Richmond Art Center, California

2012 Artist in Residence, Undergraduate and Graduate Critiques, San Francisco State University, California

2011 Lecture & Presentation, Undergraduate and BFA Critiques, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

2011 Slip Casting Workshop, Ceramics Department, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California 

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