HOLLY CURCIO

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HOLLY  CURCIO Cat Pose ceramic sculpture by Holly Curcio at Sculpturesite Gallery
Cat Pose
WALL SCULPTURE - ceramic
13 x 7 x 7 in
33 x 18 x 18 cm
HOLLY  CURCIO Mountain ceramic sculpture by Holly Curcio at Sculpturesite Gallery
Mountain
WALL SCULPTURE - ceramic
18 x 7 x 7 in
46 x 18 x 18 cm
HOLLY  CURCIO Smoke Break ceramic sculpture by Holly Curcio at Sculpturesite Gallery
Smoke Break
WALL SCULPTURE - ceramic
9.5 x 4.25 x 4.25 in
25 x 10 x 10 cm
HOLLY  CURCIO The Life ceramic sculpture by Holly Curcio at Sculpturesite Gallery
The Life
WALL SCULPTURE - ceramic
7 x 8 x 6 in
18 x 20 x 15 cm
HOLLY  CURCIO Cat-Like ceramic sculpture by Holly Curcio at Sculpturesite Gallery
Cat-Like
WALL SCULPTURE - ceramic
15 x 7 x 8 in
38 x 18 x 20 cm
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HOLLY  CURCIO

HOLLY CURCIO

HOLLY CURCIO Biography

Holly Curcio, originally from Massachusetts, studied ceramics at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (BFA 1996), and received her MFA in ceramics from Arizona State University in 2007. Curcio has been an Artist in Residence at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Mendocino Art Center, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Carbondale Clay Center and Mudflat Studio. In 2014 she was a recipient of the Artist Resource Trust Fund by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Curcio works as an art restorer and is a studio artist at Mudflat Studio in Somerville, MA.

HOLLY CURCIO Statement

There is more to everyday life than meets the eye. Thoughts and interactions fill
the day, but what is really going on here? I am inspired by a space just below
the surface, where the mind starts to wander. Creating figure sculpture gives me
a chance to communicate the subtleties of being human. The need for
playfulness reoccurs often and unexpectedly. I want my work to draw the viewer
in with a sense of the familiar, only to be left with endless possibilities.

My recent series, From Inside the Birdhouse, explores a relationship between
humans and animals, coexisting and merging as outer expressions of the self.
Small ceramic figures wearing masks take on the personas of animals and
assume their mannerisms. I think of these as masks that conceal the face the
world sees, and reveals the person's true state of mind. On a doll-like scale, these
pieces become miniature worlds where one could imagine creating their own
stories.

HOLLY CURCIO Resumé

Solo Exhibitions
2012 “A Matter of Perspective”, Gallery 5, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2012 “The High Life: Artist in Residence Exhibition”, Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA
2008 “Holly Curcio: Sculpture”, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 “Suspending Disbelief”, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2004 “The Girl Behind the Girl”, (CCACA) Café California, Davis, CA
2004 “Holly Curcio: New Ceramic Sculpture”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 “The State of Clay: Pushing Boundaries”, (NCECA) Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2015 “Drawn, Drawing”, (NCECA) Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
2015 “Pots on Wheels”, (NCECA) Providence, RI
2015 “AIR”, (NCECA) Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA
2015 “Ceramics Biennial”, Juror: Kathy King, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
2015 “History In the Making”, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2015 “Who Might I Be?”, Juror: Mara Brod, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA
2015 “The Eye Witness Project”, Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
2014 “Looking at Ourselves”, Juror: Adrian Arleo, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2014 “The State of Clay”, Juror: Linda Arbuckle, Lexington Artist Guild, Lexington, MA
2014 “Hand In Hand”, Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, CO
2014 “Hats off to Mudflat”, Gala Auction, Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA
2013 “The Ceramic Spectrum: Survey of Contemporary Ceramics”, Curator: Seth Rainville, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, RI
2013 “Cup Auction”, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2012 “Cup Auction”, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2012 “Somerville Open Studio”, Somerville, MA
2011 “Feel Free To Touch”, Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities, Carbondale, CO
2011 “Resident Artist Exhibition”, two person exhibition, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2011 “Cup Auction”, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2010 “970.org”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2010 “Encaustic Survey”, Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, CO
2010 “Resident Artist Exhibition”, two person exhibition, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2010 “Cross-Sections in Clay”, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO
2010 “Altitude”, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD
2009 “No Limit,” (NCECA), Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2009 “Exhibition of Ceramics”, (NCECA), Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2009 “Points of Light, Glenwood Center for the Arts”, Glenwood Springs, CO
2009 “Loose Ends, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts”, Glenwood Springs, CO
2008 “Red Brick Biennial”, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2008 “Artists in Residence: Anderson Ranch”, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2008 “Contemporary Collage Show”, Anderson Ranch Arts Center Gallery, Snowmass Village, CO
2008 “Resident Exhibition”, Anderson Ranch Arts Center Gallery, Snowmass Village, CO
2007 “Ceramics Group Exhibition”, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2007 “MFA Summer Exhibition”, Juried, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2007 “Hot $h*t!”, (CCACA), Davis, CA
2007 “Ink & Clay”, Juror: Henry Hopkins, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
2006 “Shifting Contentment”, (CCACA), The Turtle House, Davis, CA
2006 “ASU Ceramics Exhibition”, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2005 “Separation Anxiety”, Ice House, Phoenix, AZ
2005 “EveryBODY”, (SOFA), Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Chicago, IL
2005 “Suitcase Show”, (NCECA), American Style Magazine/Rosen Group Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2005 “30 Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2004 “ASU Ceramics Research Center Studio Tour Exhibition”, Tempe, AZ
2004 “Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts: Intuitive Balance”, (SOFA), Chicago, IL
2004 “USPO Exhibition: Ceramics Sampler, Juried Exhibition”, United States Post Office, Tempe, AZ
2003 “Terra Forma”, Juror: Arthur Gonzalez, Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA
2003 “Focus on the Figure”, A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003 “30 Ceramic Sculptors”, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

Selected Awards
2015 Nominee, Brother Thomas Bezanson Award
2014 Recipient, Artist Resource Trust Fund, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2005-2006 Wingate Curatorial Scholarship, Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center

Residencies
2011-2012 Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA
2009-2011 Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2007-2008 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2002 Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts: Kiln God Scholarship, Newcastle, ME
1999-2000 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
1999 Watershed Center For the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
1998 Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts: Kiln God Scholarship, Newcastle, ME

Commissions
2004 Mural Painting Project, Luther Burbank High School, Sacramento, CA
2004 Ceramic Sign, Biba Restaurant, Sacramento, CA
2003 “Spirals” & “Eat Your Fruits and Veggies”, two mosaic and concrete entrance floors, collaboration with Robert Charland, Sacramento County Primary Care Center, Sacramento, CA                     
2002 Tile Mural, collaboration with Robert Charland, Plaza Del Paso, Sacramento, CA

Professional Experience
2014-present Art Restorer, Restoration Services, Arlington, MA
2014-2015 Ceramics Teacher, The Clay School, Lynn, MA
2011-2012, 2014 Ceramics Teacher, Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA
2012 Visiting Artist Slide Lecture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
2012-2014 Adjunct Instructor: Ceramics & 3D Form Study, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2010 Adjunct Instructor: Ceramics II, Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, CO
2008-2010 Ceramics Teacher, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Glenwood Springs, CO
2007 MFA Slide Talk, Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ
2005-2006 Windgate Curatorial Internship, ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ
2004-2007 Instructor of Record: 3D Design/Ceramics I, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2004 Exhibition Lecture, “The Girl Behind the Girl” Café California, Davis, CA          
1999 Studio Assistant: Ceramics Workshops, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
1995 Ceramics Workshop Assistant: Associcacao Cultural, Angre do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores, Portugal

Publications
2009 Eoin Vincent, “Interviews & Conversations with Rockport Artists”, www.Rockport-Artists.com.
2008 Maureen Mills, “Surface Design for Ceramics”, Lark Books, photo, p. 81.
2008 “The MFA Factor: Arizona State University”, Ceramics Monthly, photo, P. 61, September.
2008 Stina Sieg, “Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Ceramics Instructor Not Sure Which Shape Her Life Will Take”, Post Independent, November 17.
2005 Wynter Holden, “Inhuman Nature”, Phoenix New Times, photo, p. 32, November 17-23.
2004 Victoria Dalkey, “Spinning Wheel of Color”, Sacramento Bee, February 8.
2001 Paul Dorn, “The Challenging State of Ceramics”, Davis Enterprise Art, May 10.
1999 David Wildman, “Please Touch the Sculpture”, Boston Globe, June 13.

Education
2007 Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics: University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

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