Jonathan Mess

EDUCATION

MFA: CERAMICS, The State University of New York at New Paltz
BFA: STUDIO ART, University of Montana – Missoula University of Toledo, Ohio (Fine Arts Program)

GRANTS & AWARDS

2015      INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP: CONTEMPORARY CRAFT, Maine Arts Commission, Augusta, ME
2013      RUTH & HAROLD CHENVEN FOUNDATION GRANT, New York, NY
              AWARD FINALIST, Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
              EMERGING ARTIST GRANT, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, MA
2008     BEST OF SHOW, 2008 Best of SUNY Art Student Exhibition, The New York State Museum, Albany, NY
2007     GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH GRANT, The State University of New York at New Paltz
2004     MAINE ARTS COMMISSION, Spreads, Maine’s Creative Economy Conference, Lewiston, ME
1998      WALTER J. HOOK SCHOLARSHIP, University of Montana – Missoula
              BEST OF SHOW, Ceramic and Sculpture Juried Exhibit, Art Annex, University of Montana – Missoula

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014     JONATHAN MESS: RECLAIM, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, [catalogue]
2013     JONATHAN MESS: LAYERS, Saccarappa Gallery, Westbrook, ME
2011      TRACES: NEW WORK BY JONATHAN MESS, Two Point Gallery, Portland, ME
2010     JONATHAN MESS, Åarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME
2009    LANDFILLS AND BY-PRODUCTS, Two Point Gallery, Portland, ME
             JONATHAN MESS, Highwater Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2008    DOWN TO EARTH, Chandler Gallery, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
2004    SPREADS, Maine’s Creative Economy Conference, Bates Mill, Lewiston, ME
             LAYERS, Rinck Advertising, Auburn, ME
1998     BFA EXHIBITION, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana - Missoula

SELECTED INVITATIONAL & JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2016    CONT{R}ACT EARTH—FIRST CENTRAL CHINA INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNALE, Henan Museum, Zhengzhou City, China, (curated by Wendy Gers [catalogue]),
            RE-CLAIM/RE-PROCESS, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, (curated by Ruth Sutclie, Sallie Baldwin)
            ABSTRACT NARRATIVES, Engine, Biddeford, ME
2015    CERAMATTACK, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO, (juried)
            FALL EXHIBITION, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
            FIRED UP, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, (juried)
2014    CRAFT FORMS 2014, Davenport Gallery, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (juried by David McFadden, Bruce Pepich)
            CRITIC’S CHOICE: DANIEL KANY, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, (curated by Daniel Kany)
            THE FUTURES: THE NEXT GENERATION OF CERAMIC TRAILBLAZERS, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA
            TRANSFORMATION 9: CONTEMPORARY WORKS IN CERAMICS, THE ELIZABETH R. RAPHAEL FOUNDER’S PRIZE, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA,                                        (juried by Joshua Green, Jae Won Lee, Alexandra Raphael, Catherine Raphael, Janet McCall, Kate Lydon, [catalogue])
2013    THE UNEXPECTED, Max L Jackson Gallery, Queens University of Charlotte, NC
            TOUCH THE EARTH, University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, Durham, NH, (curated by Kristina Durocher)
            ART MEETS SCIENCE, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME
2012    CMCA BIENNIAL EXHIBITION, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, (curated by Suzette McAvoy, Daphne Anderson Deeds)
            SMALL FAVORS VII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2011     LAND+SCAPE, Schacht Gallery, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY
            MAKE•SHIFT, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY
            FINE CRAFTS EXHIBITION, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta, ME, (juried by Carl Little)
2010    FERTILE GROUND, Critical Santa Fe Symposium, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, (curated by Avra Leodas)
            ROOTED IN PLACE, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY, (curated by Brion Clinkingbeard)
            PATTERNS OF NATURE, Åarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME
2008   BEST OF SUNY ART STUDENT EXHIBITION, The New York State Museum, Albany, NY, (juried) Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland, ME
            REGIONAL STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION, NCECA 2008, Pittsburgh, PA, (juried) 2007 EVERYDAY OBJECTS IN ART, Montana Museum of Arts and Culture, Missoula, MT
            SUNY STUDENT ART EXHIBITION, State University Plaza, Albany, NY
            site:SIGHT, New Paltz, NY
2005   AREA ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME
2003   INNOVATIVE SCULPTURE, Carriage House Gallery, Portland, ME
            AREA ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME
1999    TWICE TOUCHED, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH, (juried by Mary H. Gray)
1998    CERAMIC & SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, Art Annex, University of Montana - Missoula, MT, (juried by Rudy Audio)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Wicked Meltability: A Conversation with Jonathan Mess,” Studio Potter, Sustainability Issue, Winter/Spring 2016, Vol.44, No.1. pp.3, 14-21
“Exposure,” Ceramics Monthly, December 2015. p.18
Erin Little, “Studio Tour: Maine Artist Jonathan Mess,” Erin Little Portfolio Blog, October 8, 2015
Ceramics Now, catalogue, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, 2015. 3, 5-15
Mary Thomas, “Ceramics shine and challenge at Society for Contemporary Craft,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 17, 2014
Cynde Ferrill, “Jonathan Mess: Inspiring Lincoln Academy artist and teacher,” Aerie, Spring 2014. 18-21 Transformation NINE: Contemporary Works in Ceramics, The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition, catalogue, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014. 40, 41
“2014 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artists,” Ceramics Monthly, May 2014. 45, 54
“Emerging Artists,” Maine Home + Design, April 2014. 124
“Exposure,” Ceramics Monthly, February 2014. 6, 14
Daniel Kany, “Is there a new vein in abstract painting in Maine?,” Maine Sunday Telegram, December 29, 2013 Daniel Kany, “Treat yourself to a ne Mess at a ne young gallery space,” Maine Sunday Telegram, March 24, 2013 Stephanie Cardon, “CMCA Biennial in Rockport, Maine,” Big Red & Shiny, December 1, 2012
Suzanne Volmer, “CMCA Biennial Exhibition 2012,” Artscope, November/December 2012, Vol.7, No.5. 46-47 Daniel Kany, “Biennial backs up good looks with visceral subtext,” Maine Sunday Telegram, October 21, 2012 Daniel Kany, “Among the many at Stable, clay bubbles to the top,” Maine Sunday Telegram, August 12, 2012 Daniel Kany, “Everyone should see this show,” Maine Sunday Telegram, Feb 27, 2011
Brenda Bonneville, “Interview with Ceramic Artist Jonathan Mess,” Maine Art Scene, February 27, 2011
Kathryn M Davis, “Current Top Exhibitions in the Western United States,” The Hu ngton Post, Nov 12, 2010 Renee Lauzon, “Waste Nothing: Jonathan Mess at Two Point Gallery,” Examiner, May 17, 2009
Marie Rossiter,“Creativity: In a class all by itself,”Sun Journal, March 26, 2006
Maine Arts Commission Mag: The official publication of the Maine Arts Commission, Summer 2004
Bob Keyes, “Artist’s run of the mill is anything but,” Maine Sunday Telegram, May 2, 2004
Carol Coultas, “It’s show time,” Sun Journal, April 25, 2004
Daniel Hartill,“Millwork to artwork: Artist renders‘creative economy’from Bates Mill remnants,”Sun Journal, April 12, 2004

VISITING ARTIST & LECTURES

2015    BANGOR HIGH SCHOOL, Artist Talk & Demos, Bangor, ME, Dec 10
            SUNY – PLATTSBURGH, Artist Talk, Plattsburgh, NY, Nov 8
2014    HARVARD CERAMICS PROGRAM, Workshop & Artist Talk with Seth Rainville, Allston,         MA, May 1
            GREENWICH HOUSE POTTERY, Artist Talk, New York, NY, February 15
2013    UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE MUSEUM OF ART, Artist Talk, Durham, NH,         October 9
2012    CENTER FOR MAINE CONTEMPORARY ART, “Who Do You Love,” Rockport, ME,         November 18
2002 - 06    ANDROSCOGGIN CREATIVE ARTISTS PROGRAM, Lewiston, ME
2004    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE, Gorham, ME
2003 - 04    CENTRAL MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Auburn, ME

RESIDENCIES & WORKSHOPS

2012    WORKSHOP WITH SEAN O’CONNELL, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2005   SUMMER SESSION RESIDENCY, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2002   WORKSHOP WITH SUNKOO YUH, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

GALLERY AFFILIATION

Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, Maine