EDUCATION

2020        MFA University of Montana, Missoula, MT
2017        BFA University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019        Instructor of Record, Drawing Foundations, three courses, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2019        Instructor of Record, Intro to Art History Online, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2018        Teaching Assistant, Latin American Art History, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2018        Teaching Assistant to Trey Hill, Ceramics I, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2017-18   Ceramics Instructor, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020        Gallery Assistant,  Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson, MN

2018-19   Co-Director/Curator  for nonprofit, FrontierSpace Gallery, Missoula, MT
2017        Curator, MFA Online Exhibition, University of Missoula, MT

                Demonstrating Artist, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN

                Judge/Presenter, Pine City Student Art Show, Pine City, MN

2016        Intern, Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN

                Intern, Lincoln Center Ceramics Studio, Duluth, MN

2015-17   Vice President and Treasurer, MudGuild Ceramics Club, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
2013-17   Event Coordinator and Demonstrating Artist, Open Studio, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020        Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, MT. Fabrications.

2018        University Gallery, Missoula, MT. Transience. 

2019        Tweed Museum of Art Duluth, MN. Ritual. 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020       FrontierSpace Gallery, Missoula, MT. Reunion. Invitational.

2019       1+1=1 Gallery,Helena, MT. Holiday Show. Invitational.

             Off Center Gallery, Missoula, MT. Emerging Ceramic Artists Holiday Show. Juried by Beth Lo.

             Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT. Clay AF. Invitational.

             Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. New To The Scene. July Featured Artist. Invitational.
                Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery, Bozeman, MT. Judge, Jury, and Exhibitioner. Invitational.
                Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. University of Montana and Montana State University Faculty and Student Exhibition.                              St. Catherine’s University, St. Paul, MN. Women Who Teach. NCECA Concurrent Exhibition. Invitational.

                Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story. NCECA Concurrent                               Exhibition. Juried by Tetsuya Yamada, Monica Edwards, and Torey Erin.

                 1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, MT. Small Works. Invitational.

2018         Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, MT. Annual Student Exhibition. Juried.

                 FrontierSpace Gallery, Missoula, MT. Annual Benefit Auction. Invitational.

                 Lacuna Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Open House. Invitational.

2017         Gallery of Visual Arts, Missoula, MT. Annual Student Exhibition. Juried by Chris Bauder.

                 Off Center Gallery, Missoula, MT. Emerging Ceramic Artists Holiday Show. Juried by Beth Lo.

                 FrontierSpace Gallery, Missoula, MT. Annual Benefit Auction. Invitational.

                 Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT. University of Montana Exhibit. Invitational.

                 Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. Art and Design Annual Student Exhibition. Juried by JoshuaCarlson and Homer Rutledge.

                 Studio 3 West, Duluth, MN. WTF. Invitational.

                 Prove Gallery, Duluth, MN. WTF. Invitational.

2016         Benchmark Tattoo and Gallery, Duluth, MN. Ceramix. Invitational.

                 Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. Art and Design Annual Student Exhibition. Juried by GakuTsitaja and Dan Baggenstoss.

                 Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN. Art and Design Annual Student Exhibition. Juried byChristopher Atkins and Sam Michaels.

                 Prove Gallery, Duluth, MN. Support. Invitational.

2014-17    McNamara Alumni Center Foyer Gallery, St. Paul, MN. Board of Regents Invitational Exhibition.

                 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2019        Beth Lo Award, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2018        Montana Museum of Art & Culture Purchase Award, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2017-20   Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2017        Julia Galloway Pottery Award, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

                Magna Cum Laude, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MNDepartmental Honors, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN

                Chancellor’s Merit Award, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN
2016        Dean’s Purchase Award, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN

                Howard W. Lyons and Alice Tweed Tuohy Award, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN

                Olive and Anna Tezla Scholarship, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN

2015        Edith and Glenn Nelson Memorial Scholarship, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN
2014        William and Rose Schiff Memorial Scholarship, TwoTen Footwear Foundation
2013-17    Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN

 

COLLECTIONS

                Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, MT
                Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017        Guest artist on Radio Gallery, KUMD Duluth Public Radio
2015        Interviewed for Radio Gallery, KUMD Duluth Public Radio

 

SERVICE

2017-20    Volunteer, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

2015-19    Volunteer, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

2012-19    Volunteer, Empty Bowls

 


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

                 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

CONTACT  

 

mollyvrivera@gmail.com

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