Autumn Higgins

Ceramic Artist

 

(503) 422-9828

AutumnHiggins@gmail.com

 

 

 

Education

2011-2014 Masters of Fine Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2010-2011 Post-Baccalaureate study, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2003-2008 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
 

Residencies and Apprenticeships

 

2014-2015 Fogleberg Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Summer 2006 Ceramics Apprenticeship with Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Valensole, France

 

 

Teaching

June-August 2015 Various Children’s summer Ceramics Courses, Edina Art Center, Edina, MN
June-August 2015 Various children’s summer ceramics courses, Artistry, Bloomington, Minnesota
March 2015 One week Outreach Residency at Global Academy, through Northern Clay Center Outreach Program, Minneapolis,
January- March 2015 Instructor, Altered Porcelain Forms, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis Minnesota
September-December 2014 Co-Instructor, Wondrous Surfaces, Ceramic surface decoration, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
January-May 2104 Instructor of Record 2-Dimensional Foundations

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

August-December 2013 Instructor of Record, Introduction to Ceramics, Hand-building

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January-May 2013 Instructor of Record, Introduction to Ceramics, Wheel Throwing, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August-December 2012 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Ceramics, Hand-building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
January-May 2012 Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
August-December

2011

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Ceramics Hand-building, Louisiana

State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

June-September 2008 Working partner and member, Radius Studios, Portland, Oregon
January-March 2008 Teaching Assistant, Functional Ceramics Course, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
August 2007 Teaching Assistant, Southern Oregon University Youth Programs, Ceramics Course, Ashland, Oregon
 

Solo Exhibitions

May 2015 “Ordinary Perspective” MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge University
August 2012 “Autumn Higgins 2012, Recent Ceramic works” Mudfire Gallery Decatur, Georgia
December 2008 “8th Annual BFA Exhibition”, Davis and Cline Galleries, Ashland, Oregon
March 2007 “Escape: Ceramic Forms”, Department Chair’s Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
January 2006 “Re-Bound:Trashion Show” Photography exhibition, Department Chair’s Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
 

Group Exhibitions

July 2015 “Expressive and Distinct” Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, Michegan
May 2014 “Yunomi Invitational 2015” AKAR Gallery, Iowa City ,Iowa
March 2015 “Distilled Essence” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville Florida
November 2015 “30X5: The Yunomi Invitational” AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
October 2014 “Cup: the Intimate Object X: Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville Florida
October 2014 “Mugs For Jugs” Mudfire Gallery, Decatur Georgia

 

September 2014 “Claymakers 2nd Annual Steinfest” Claymakers Gallery, Durham North Carolina

 

August 2014 “Girl Parts” Mudfire Gallery, Decatur Georgia
April 2014 “Yunomi Invitational 2014” AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
February 2014 “With Love, Elevator Projects, A group Exhibition” Firehouse Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
October 2013 “Claymakers 1st annual Steinfest” Claymakers Gallery, Durham, North Carolina
April 2013 “Yunomi Invitational 2013” AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
November 2012 “Cup: the Intimate Object VIII” Charlie Cummings Gallery
January 2012 “8 Fluid Ounces” juried exhibition, LSU School of Art Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
November 2011 “Cup: the Intimate Object VII” Charlie Cummings Gallery
October 2011 “Mugs for Jugs” Mudfire Clayworks and Gallery, Atlanta, Georia
August 2011 “Creatures of the Night” Mudfire Clayworks and Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
April 2011 “Point of Departure: An Exit show” Warp Haus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
March 2011 “Intersection: UF Post-Bacc and Graduate Student, Exhibition”, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
March 2011 “Currents: Past and Present”, University of Florida Ceramics Alumni and Student exhibition, Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, Florida
February 2011 “Annual Student Juried Exhibition”, School of Art and Art History,

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

May 2010 “If you are quiet enough, you can hear us breathe” Southern Oregon University, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, California
May 2009 “Southern Oregon University: Student Work”, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA
July 2008 “Annual Recent Graduates Exhibition”, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
May 2008 “The Superhero Project”, SOU Ceramics and Cedar Crest College,

Retzlaf Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

February 2008 “Domestic Eggs Fly From Crashing Heads”, SOU Ceramics Exhibition,

Retzlaf Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

Summer 2003 “Northwest Artists Respond to Global Warming”,Working with collaboratively with artist Lillian Pitt and other student artists for an exhibition at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon
 

Media and Publicatons

April 2015 Featured in Twin Cities Tour of the Arts: Northern Clay Center, WCCO, CBS of Minnesota, April, 6, 2015
February 2015 360 scan of Kitchen Bowl, Ceramics Monthly Tablet Edition
Spring 2012 Emerging Artist Spotlight, Clay Times Magazine, Volume 18, Issue 93, Spring 2012
 

Awards

2011 Award of Excellence, “Intersection: UF Post-Bacc and Graduate Student, Exhibition”, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2008 Fourth Place, Favorite Local Artist Category, in Best of 2007 Sneak Preview, Ashland, Oregon
2007 First Place, “Sound of the Skittle in a Chinese Vase”,

Southern Oregon University ceramics department

2006 Kester Award recipient; Scholarship for Visual Arts, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2006 John Humbird Dickey Scholarship recipient, Scholarship for Visual Arts, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2002 Grand Prize in Annual Photo Contest, City-wide photography competition,

Advanced Camera, Inc. Beaverton, Oregon

 

Memberships

2011-2014 Ceramic Art Student Organization member, Louisiana State University,
2009-present Member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
2010-present H.O.T. Clay member, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2009-2010 Club Ceramics Member, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2007-2008 Vice President, Club Ceramics, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2006-2007 Club Treasurer, Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students, Ashland, Oregon
 

Community and Volunteering

March 2015 Volunteer at the National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts
October 2013 Volunteer Coordinator, “Assylum” , Elevator Projects Baton Rouge event.
March 2011 Volunteer at the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts

Badge checker, and tear down for demonstration hall.

March 2010 Volunteer at the National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts,

Collating and packet stuffing.

April 2009 Donations to Southern Oregon’s “Empty Bowls Project”
February 2009 Donated piece to William T. Colville Foundation’s Valentine’s Day Raffle

 

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