Jason Lee Starin

Jason Lee Starin

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    Ceramics

    DWELL Series

    Artist's Biography

    Jason Lee Starin has shown in numerous group exhibitions throughout the USA, notably at Katherine E. Nash Gallery, MN., Law Warschaw Gallery, MN., Woodmere Art Museum, PA., Gravity Gallery, MA., American Museum of Ceramic Art, CA., The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, NC., GCA Gallery, NYC., Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, AZ., The Clay Studio, PA., and San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX. In 2017, Starin received an Independence Foundation Fellowship Grant to research his interest in Geomythology during a two-month stay at the NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Starin received his MFA in Applied Craft and Design from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2011, and his BFA in Ceramics from Grand Valley State University in 1999. In 1998, he studied abroad at Kingston University, in the United Kingdom. Currently, Starin lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

    Artist's Statement

    Utilizing ceramics, discarded objects, and construction materials to make works, my art practice attempts to find connections between craft, escapism, and emotional awareness. It is an investigation into fantasy and formal aesthetics with consideration to how those perspectives and acts may relate to privilege and trauma. Through the development of research, drawings, and sculptures, my works reference geomythology, as well as sci-fi and fantasy settings, figures, and imagery.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2019
    Surround Silence, Reed + Smith Gallery, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    Solo Resident Exhibition

    2017
    Lorem Ipsum, Gallery 3711, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Recent Ceramic Work, ZGF Architects, Portland, OR

    2010
    Let Go, MFA Central Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

    Two-Person
    2017
    Conjure, Kitchen Table Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
    With Sofya Mirvia

    2013
    All Everything, Supermaker, Portland, OR
    With Matthew Philip Williams

    2012
    New Function, Place, Portland, OR
    With Daniel J. Glendening

    Curatorial
    2020
    Bad Idea, NCECA 2020, Richmond, VA

    2009 - 2010
    Garbageman / Astronaut Gallery, Everett Station Lofts, Portland, OR

    Group
    2019
    The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction, NCECA Annual, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

    Strange Place, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

    2018
    Permanent Residency, Goggleworks, Reading, PA

    Companion Pieces, Anytime Dept., Cincinnati, OH

    The Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    Casting Shadows, NCECA, Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Pittsburgh, PA

    UnThinkPink, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2017
    Idle Hands, Pilot Projects, Philadelphia, PA

    Art + Science: Glaze Focus, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Perception: Color and Content, Currents 2017, Gary R. Libby Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

    Ten Years in the Making, NCECA, Portland, OR

    Sometimes, Always, Never, Gravity Gallery, North Adams, MA

    Clay for the Wall, Potter Fine Arts Gallery, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

    Hello/Goodbye, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    Sometimes, Always, Never, Carroll House Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

    Juried Art Exhibition, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA

    Recorded Matter - Ceramics in Motion, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

    Shaping Minds: Philadelphia's Clay Mentors, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

    Recorded Matter - Ceramics in Motion, The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC

    2015
    On the Threshold, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Young Immortals, GCA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Recorded Matter - Ceramics in Motion, Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ

    2014
    November, Furthermore, Portland, OR

    20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

    The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    Juror: Garth Johnson

    2013
    The City and the City, LxWxH Gallery, Seattle, WA

    Into the Woods and Through the Veil, CODA Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

    Currents 2012: Phenomena of the End, School of Art and Art History, University of Floriday, Gainesville, FL

    2012
    TRUST: PNCA Alumni Exhibition 2012, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

    2nd Annual Workhouse Clay Naitonal 2012, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
    Juror: Peter Held

    Clay National VIII 2012, The Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
    Jurors: Tyler Lotz, Erin Furminsky

    2011
    May Way, Applied Craft and Design Graduate Show, Portland, OR

    2010
    One NightStand, Portland, OR
    Curators: Carl Klimt, Daniel J. Glendening

    Professional Experience

    2015 - 2020
    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Faculty Member, Craft and Material Studies Program
    Ceramic Shop Supervisor and Technician

    2014 - 2018
    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    Ceramics Handbuilding and Surface Design Instructor
    Advanced Handbuilding Instructor

    2013 - 2014
    Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
    Lead Ceramic Technician, Studio Manager

    2009 - 2012
    Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co., Portland, OR
    Ceramics Handbuilding Instructor

    Awards & Honors

    2015 - 2019
    Full Time Resident Artist. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2019
    President’s Fund for Excellence, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Jacques MacCuiston Dowling Prize, Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

    NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

    2017
    Independence Foundation Fellowship Award in the Arts Grant, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Best of Program Award - Commencement Honors. OCAC + PNCA. MFA AC+D

    Education

    2011
    Pacific Northwest College of Art + Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
    MFA, Applied Craft and Design

    1999
    Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

    1998
    Kingston University, Kingston, UK
    Study Abroad