Bryan Hopkins                    

Education                      

1995   Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics

          State University of New York, The College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

1990   Bachelor of Science, Liberal Studies w/ Studio Art and Photography Minors

          West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA

 

Professional Experience

1997 - Present    Adjunct Professor, Ceramics & Three Dimensional Design

                          Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY

Related Experience 

2000 – Present    Independent Curator and Writer

2012 – Present    Founding Member of Objective Clay, www.objectiveclay.com

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018  Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO

2014    Garret Club, Buffalo, NY

2013   Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, TX

2012   Clayscapes Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2011   MudFire Clayworks and Gallery, Decatur, GA, Pure Function

2009   The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

2007   The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA,  Bryan Hopkins: New Work

           Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY,  2/2: Bryan Hopkins

2006   Long Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA

           Alumni Exhibition: Bryan Hopkins

2003   Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Paying Attention

1999   Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY, Instruments

1998   Bob Budin Gallery, Buffalo, NY, New Pots

           Kenan Art Center, Lockport, NY, Ritual Boxes

1997   The Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, NY, Reclamation

           Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY, Ritual X

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017    Ceramicidal Tendencies: The Intersection of Punk and Pots, Portland, OR

            Objective Clay on LBI, M.T.Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ

2016    Hopkins, Oesteritter, Wilkey, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

           Surface, Form, Design: Field, Hopkins, Knott, Signature Craft, Atlanta, GA

           2 Person Exhibition w/ Peter Pincus, Lilstreet Arts Center, Chicago, IL

            2 Person Exhibition, Indigo Art, Buffalo, NY

            Cups: Hundreds of Cups!, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe , NM

            NCECA Exhibition, Makers: The Independents, Kansas City, MO

            NCECA Exhbition, Objective Clay, Kansas City, MO

             NCECA Exhbition, LaMesa, Santa Fe Clay, Kansas City, MO

             NCECA Exhibition The Nevica Project, Kansas City, MO

            …After all These Years, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

             Objective Clay at WCU, West Chester Univ. of PA, West Chester, PA

             Cake Stands, The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

            Flower City Pottery Invitational, Rochester, NY

            Open Studio with Ryan Greenheck and Matt Metz, Philadelphia, PA

            Celadon, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR

 

2015    NCECA Exhibition, Dialecticians, Bridgewater University

           NCECA Gallery Expo, Objective Clay, Providence, RI

           Baltimore Clayworks 35th Anniversary Invitational, Baltimore, MD

           Worchester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational, Worchester, MA

           Fine Art of Contemporary Crafts III, Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel, FL

           Crafting the Cocktail, Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA

           Functional Ceramics 2015, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH

           Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

           Pattern and Texture, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

           Upstate New York Ceramics Invitational, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

           Light for the Dark Months, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

            Winter Sale, Lilstreet Arts Center, Chicago, IL

            Crafting Community: SUNY Community College Instructors, Dutchess Community College,

                   Poughkeepsie, NY

           The Art School at Old Church, Annual Pottery Invitational, Demarest, NJ

           Pursuit of Craft: Connections in the Community of Potters, Maryland Hall for the

                  Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD

            FIRED, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

            Flower City Pottery Invitational, Rochester, NY

            Carbondale Clay Center Holiday Invitational, Carbondale, CO

            Holiday Show of Cups, Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL

           

2014    The Art School at Old Church, Annual Pottery Invitational, Demarest, NJ

           Black and White, ARTspace, John Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

           Clay at Penn: Pervasive Clay, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

            Breakfast, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

            American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

            Nurture/Nature, M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ 

            Worchester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational, Worchester, MA

             NCECA Exhibition, Taming Nature, curated by Paul Donnely, Milwaukee, WI

             NCECA Expo Gallery, Objective Clay, Milwaukee, WI

              Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

             ICE, Jen Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY

             Futures, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA

             Taming Nature 2, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO

             Cups-O-Plenty, Akron, OH

 

2013      SOFA Chicago, selected artist

              Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

             Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

             Tea Bowls: A Contemporary Approach, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY

              Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

              Multiplicity, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD

             Art of the Pot, Austin, TX

             Featured Artist: January, Buffalo Niagara Airport, Buffalo, NY

             NCECA Exhibition, La Mesa, Houston, TX

             Disaster, Relief and Resilience, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

             Plates and Platters, The Clay Studio, Phialadelphia, PA

             Salad Days, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, Maine

                          

2012     NCECA Exhibition, National Porcelain Invitational, Seattle, WA

            The World is Your Oyster, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

            Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

            Art and Mathematics, St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN

            Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX

            Utilitarian Clay VI Exhibition, Arrowmont School for Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

           Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

           Colorscapes, Schein-Joseph Int’l Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

           Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Pots at Rest, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Winter Whites, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA

 

2011       Shades of White, Three Person show, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Cups and Coffee, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

eARTh, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

           Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

           NCECA Exhibition, Fluid, Florida Craftsmen’s Guild, St. Petersburg, FL

           Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

           Our Influences: Three Master Teachers/ Three Master Alumni,

                                    Serpentine Gallery, West Chester, PA

            For the Table: Dinnerware, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

           Interpreting the Cup: Process, Influence, Intent, Crimson-Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

           Cups and Coffee, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

 

2010   NCECA Exhibition, 10 Years, M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ

          NCECA Exhibition, Strictly Funtional: Then & Now, Philadelphia, PA

           Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

           Table of Elements 2010, Manchester Craftsmans Allinace, Pittsburgh, PA

           National Ceramic Tile Invitational, Kimura Gallery, Univ. of Alsaka, Anchorage

          American Pottery Festival, Invited artist, The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN  

          American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD Retail Show

          Three Person Exhibition, Limestone Art, Fayettevile, NY

           Porcelain, MudFire Clayworks, Decatur, GA

          Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

           White Ware, Red Star Ceramic Center, Kansas City, MO

2009   NCECA 2009 Clay National Exhibition, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

           Utilitarian Invitational, Seaward Park Clay Studios, Seattle, WA

           30X5, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

           Drink Up! Ceramic Cup Invitational, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

           Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

           Spoon it, Fork it, Cut it up: A Salon Show of Domestic Ceramic Instruments,

                   Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

           NCECA Exhibition, Veneration, Eye Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

           NCECA Exhibition, In Focus: Three on the Vessel, Bentley Project Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

           Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Winterfest 2009, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

          Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

           American Craft Council, Baltimore, MD Retail Show

 

2008   NCECA Exhibition, SUNY New Paltz Alum-Plus, Standard Ceramics, Pittsburgh, PA

           NCECA Exhibition, Table of Elements, Manchester Craftsmans Allinace, Pittsburgh, PA

            16th Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, St. Petersburg, PA

           2nd Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition,Concordia Univ,St. Paul, MN

           PotPOURri: Pots that Pour, The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

           Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Tercet, Anelle Gandelman Gallery, Larchmont, NY

           Transformations: 6 x 6, The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

           American Pottery Festival, Invited artist, The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

           Small Favors III, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           For the House and Garden, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI

           American Craft Council Baltimore Retail Show, Baltimore, MD

2007   Beyond/In Western New York, facilitated by Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

           NCECA Exhibition, Placing Importance,  Mad About Art,  Louisville, KY

           American Pottery Festival, Invited Artist, The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

           Core Sample, Watershed Artists-Invite-Artists Program,

                              James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, ME

           The Cup & Saucer Exhibiton, Where I fell in Love Gallery, Warwickshire, England

           Small Favors II, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           Winter Showroom, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

           Buy Regional!, Albright-Knox Art Gallery- Collectors Gallery, Buffalo, NY

           Table Tops, Long Beach Island Center for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ

          Gifted: Part 1, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2006Bryan Hopkins, Mary Jane Nussbaum, Jill Parisi, Pearl Arts Gallery, Stone Ridge, NY

          Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

          Tea Cups, Tea Bowls and Tumblers, Susan Maasch, Portland, ME

          16th San Angelo National Ceramics Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX

           An Extravegance of Salt & Pepper: Containers/Shakers/Concepts

            Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

            Faculty Art Exhibit, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, NY

            Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2005   NCECA 2005 Clay National Exhibition, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

           Bottled Spirits, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

           Jonesing, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY

          Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2004   Duets, Kentucky Museum of Art + Design, Louisville, KY

           Craft Art in Western New York, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2003   11th Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, PA

          Western New York Clay Symposium Exhibition, SUNY at Brockport, Brockport, NY

2002   Necessary Objects, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

           Vessels that Pour, Gallery Mia Tyson, Wilmington, NC

2002    Craft Art in Western New York, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

2001   Porcelain 2001, Esmay Fine Art, Rochester, NY

2000   Craft Art in Western New York, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

           Porcelain 2000, Esmay Fine Art, Rochester, NY

 

Grants and Awards

2009   New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship in Crafts

2008   Best in Show, 16th Strictly Functional Pottery National

2007   New York State Council on the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipend

2005   Big Orbit Gallery Member’s Exhibition, Juror Award, Buffalo, NY

2004   New York State Council on the Arts,  Special Opportunity Stipend Grant

2003   Chautauqua Crafts Alliance Exhibition, Best in Show, Lake Chautauqua, NY

2002   The Arts Center, 2nd Place Award, Necessary Objects, St. Petersburg, FL

2001   Niagara County Community College X-Tra Mile Award

2000   HERD About Buffalo, selected artist for outdoor sculpture project

1999   New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant

          NYSCA Education Grant, Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, NY

          Niagara County Community College Outstanding Service Award

 

Print Publications

2016    KC Studio, Pot or Not: The State of Ceramics Today, Janet Koplos, vol. VIII, #2

 

2015    Electric Kiln Ceramics, 3rd Edition, edited by Frederick Bartolovic

           Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, January

           Dialecticians, catalog, Bridgewater State University

 

2014    Ceramics Monthly, How Low can you Go?, June/July/August

            Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, April

           Glazes: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist’s Guide to Glaze and Color, Barron’s

  

2013     Ceramics Art and Perception, Utilitarian Clay, Sean O’Connor

2012     Ceramics Monthly, Dissonance and Reconciliation,  Glen Brown, October

            Best of 500 Ceramics Series, Lark Publishing

 

2011      American Craft magazine, Voices, April/May

2010     500 Vases, Lark Publishing

2009     Buffalo Spree, “Q&A: WNY artisans”, Jana Eisenberg, June

             Ceramics Monthly, Exhibition Review, October

2008     Studio Potter, “What’s that for?”, winter 2008 edition

             Ceramics Monthly, UpFront, Transformations: 6X6, October

             New York Times, “Ceramics Gleam...”, September 16

2007     Artvoice, “Into the Bienniel”, Becky Moda, October 4

             Buffalo Rising, “Three Buffalo Tenors of Art”, Bill Zimmerman, March 10

2006    The NCECA Journal 2005, “Meditations on the 2005 NCECA Clay National”,

                 Josh Green

2005     Ceramics Art & Perception, “Paying Attention”, Justin Novak, , Issue 61

             Buffalo News, “Valley View”, Richard Huntington, February 11

             Buffalo Spree, “Spinning the Show House”,

                  Barry Muskat & Elizabeth Licata, July/August

2004     Buffalo News, “The Artistry of Crafts”, Richard Huntington, Oct. 27

             Buffalo News, “Size Matters”, Richard Huntington, Dec. 10

             Buffalo Spree magazine,“Lift That Brush! Fire That Kiln!”, Ronald Ehmke Jan/Feb

2003     Artvoice, “Miniatures of the Massive”, Cynnie Gaasch, December 18

             Buffalo Spree Magazine, “Artful Givivg”, Reine Hauser, November/December

             Artvoice, “Finding, Desiring, Acquiring”, Cynnie Gaasch, October 9

2002     Artvoice, “Something to Say”, Cynnie Gaasch, October 24

2001      Buffalo Spree Magazine, “Made in Western New York”, Bob Davis, Nov/Dec

2000     Ceramics Monthly, “Bryan Hopkins”, February

             Buffalo News, “Perfect Harmony”, Richard Huntington, Novenber 3

             Buffalo Spree Magazine, “Jim Chooses...”, Jim Bush, Sept/Oct

             Buffalo News, “One Artist’s thanks to the city”, Don Esmonde, August 10

1999    Artvoice, “Sex and Politics...”, Steve Mitchell, October 27

 

Lectures, Demonsrations & Workshops

2017     Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA, 5 day hands on porcelain workshop

2016     Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA, 2 day demonstrations w/ Adam Field

             Arvada Center, Arvada, CO, 2 day hands-on workshop in porcelain

            Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT, visiting artist, lecture

 

2015     The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, 2 day workshop on translucent light fixtures

            Yellow Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA. 2 day workshop

            NCECA Panel, How This Became That, Providence, RI

            Hartford School of Art, Hartford, CT, Visiting Artist

 

2014    Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, 2 day workshop and public lecture

           Ohio University, Visiting Artist

           The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, 3 week workshop and public lecture

            Syracuse Ceramics Guild, Syracuse, NY

            West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Visiting Artist

          

2013    The Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, TX, 4 day porcelain workshop

            Potter’s Council, Engaging Surfaces, presenter, San Diego, CA

            The Chautauqua Institutution, Chatauqua, NY,  2 week workshop

2012       Utilitarian Clay VI, presenter, Arrowmont School for Craft, TN

           Arrowmont School for Craft, 5-Day Porcelain workshop

            Saint Mary’s College, South Bend, IN,  Porcelain Workshop & Exhibition Lecture

            Richland College, Dallas, TX,  Two-day porcelain workshop

          

2011     92nd St Y, New York, NY   Two day porcelain workshop

2010    Corning Community College, Corning, NY   One day workshop

           Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ,  “Pure Porcelain”, 5 day workshop

            Millersville University, PA,  Visiting Artist (2 Days)

2009    The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY,  Weekend Porcelain Workshop

             Buffalo State College, “Beyond the BFA”, lecture, Design Dept. Seminar

2008     Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts & Sciences, Week-long workshop in porcelain

             Niagara-Wheatfiel High School, Press Mold Workshop

            Buffalo State College,  “Making my way...”, Lecture, Design Dept. Senior Seminar

2007     The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, “Violently Reverent”, Porcelain Workshop

             Lewiston-Porter High School, Lewiston, NY,  Lecture- “ So you’re an artist?!”

2006     West Chester University of PA, “Fragilly Functional”, Exhibition Lecture

            State University of New York, the College at Fredonia, “thus far...”, Lecture

2005    Buffalo State College,  “Making my way...”, Lecture, Design Dept. Senior Seminar

2004    Buffalo State College,  “Beyond Art School: Making a Living as an Artist

2003    State University of New York, the College at Brockport,   “Why I make what I make”

             Lecture, Western New York Clay Symposium, , Brockport, NY

2002    Buffalo State College, “Beyond Art School: Making a Living as an Artist”

             Lecture, Design Dept., Senior Seminar

2001    State University of New York, the College at Fredonia,  “A Porcelain Primer”

            Demonstration

            Kensington High School, Buffalo, NY, Two Day Handbuilding Workshop

2000    Daeman College, “on the prospect of a unified craft theory”

             Lecture, Buffalo, NY

             Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center,  Artist Talk, Buffalo, NY

             Buffalo State College, Career in Crafts Day

              Lecture and Demonstration,

             Resident Artist, Art Park, Lewiston, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collections

 

San Angelo Museum of Fine Art

Burchfield-Penney Art Center

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Sparta Teapot Museum

Sonny Kam

Rita Moreno

Jacques & Gabriella Israelievitch

Sylvia Rosen

Annette Cravens

Louise Rosenfield