Virginia Commonwealth University

Craft / Material Studies

Tuesday, October 22nd @ 2:30pm

609 Bowe street, rm 535

Lopez_Mcconnell

Top: Mathew McConnell; Bottom: Linda Lopez

 

Mathew McConnell holds an MFA from the University of Colorado—Boulder in 2009, and a BFA from Valdosta State University in Georgia in 2004. He has had numerous solo exhibitions, and his works have been included in group exhibitions in China, Australia, New Zealand, and in many venues across the United States. In 2012, Mathew was granted an “Emerging Artist” award from the National Council on Education in Ceramic Art. He has also been a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation, where he was awarded the Lilian Fellowship in 2011 and the Sage Scholarship in 2007. In 2010, Mathew was the Artist in Residence and Guest Lecturer of Contemporary Craft at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand. Currently he oversees the Ceramics area and 3D Design courses at The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

 

Linda Lopez (b. 1981 Visalia, California) received a BFA in ceramics and BA in art education from California State University of Chico (2006). She received an MFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2010). Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout the United Stated including Robischon Gallery, Denver; Vertigo Art Space, Denver; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and has been featured as an Emerging artist in Ceramics Monthly (2012). In 2013, Lopez was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation and in October 2013 will have a solo exhibition at Greenwich House Pottery in New York, NY.