Trying to Find a Balance-web

María G. Albornoz

María G. Albornoz

EDUCATION

 

2013-2015     Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics. Tyler School of Art

                       Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

2006-2009   Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art concentration in Ceramics.

                         University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

 

2001-2005     Associates in Arts concentration in Ceramics

                          Saint Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida    

                                                 

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2017             Teaching Artist, Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

                     Summer sculpture class for adults

                     Kids and teens summer camp.

 

2015-2017    Art Instructor, Philly Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

                      Teach ceramics and drawing for adults

 

                      Art Instructor, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

                      Teach wheel-throwing for kids 9-12 yrs

 

                      Ceramic Technician, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

                      Maintain Ceramic department, load kilns, mixes glazes, etc.

 

                      Teaching Artist, Claymobile, Philadelphia, PA

                      5-7 week programs for various residencies including EM Stanton and

                      Associated Services for the Blind (ASB) 

 

2016              Decal and Image Transfer Workshop, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

                      This workshop focuses on ceramic surface decoration using decals, silk-screen decals, stencils and

                      block embossing.

 

 

2014-2015    Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                      Instructor of Record: Beginning Ceramics

 

                       Ceramic Technician Assistant, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                      Studio maintenance, manage firing schedules and fired kilns for the department.

 

                        Substitute Teaching, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                       Substitute teaching ceramics for Drew Ippoliti and Nick Lenker during Spring 2014 and Fall 2015

 

2005-2013      Self Employed Ceramic Artist, Santaella Cigar Factory, Tampa, FL

                         Managed my own ceramic studio

 

2007-2010      Ceramic Technician Assistant, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

                         Volunteer position where I assisted in studio maintenance and firing kilns for the department.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017    Faculty Exhibition, Group Show, Abington Art Cente, Jenkintown, PA

           

            Tangled Loop, Solo Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

 

            Small Favors: Think Inside the Box, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

 

2015    Small Favors X, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           

           How I long to Make Good from Far, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

           

           No Meat in Team, Crane Arts Icebox, Philadelphia, PA

           

           Process: CASTING III, PSG Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

2014   Beware of False Prophets Who Come unto you Dressed in Sheep's Clothing and Underneath

           they are Ravening Wolves, Stella Elkins Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           

           Lengua Materna, Art &History Museums, Maitland, FL

           

           Fresh Batch, Stella Elkins Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           

           Small Favors IX, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

           

           Off My Wall, Hatchway Gallery, Tampa, FL

             

2013     Tableaux, Metaphors and Passages: Environments by Maria Albornoz, Jack King and Randall Smith

            Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL

 

2012     Five by Five, fundraising exhibition for the Arts Council. 2012 Art After Dark series,

            Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

 

            Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art’s 10th anniversary fundraiser, Tarpon Springs, FL

 

            Saint Petersburg College Alumni Exhibition, Crossroads Gallery, St. Pete College, Clearwater, FL

 

2011     Between Here and There, Salt Creek, Concurrent Independent Exhibition, NCECA, Tampa, FL

 

2010     El Recorrido del Inmigrante, Solo Exhibition, Center Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

 

2009     Pompous Circumstance, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL

 

2008     Connect/Disconnect, Center Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

             

2007     Exploring Ideas, Interacting Spaces, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

             

               Salon des Filberts, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

 

2006     Esperanza, Gala Corina, Artists Collective, Tampa, FL

 

Art Festivals

 

2012     Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts

 

2011     Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Emerging Artist Programs

 

             CraftArt

 

             Ybor City Arts in the Park

 

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

2008     2nd Annual BFA/BA National Juried Exhibition, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL

         

            32nd Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

 

2005     Ceramics and Printmaking Show (Juried Exhibition,) Crossroads Gallery, St. Pete College, Clearwater, FL

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

2011     Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Collection,  Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2011 Purchase

             

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

2012      Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

               Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library

 

2011     Dr. Gregoire and Michelle Bergier

 

2006     Crossroads Gallery, Saint Petersburg College, Fine Arts Department’s Private Collection

             

2005     Saint Petersburg College –Provost    

             

 

AWARDS

 

2013     Future Faculty Fellowship Award  

2012     Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2012 Purchase Award

2011     Gasparilla Festival of the Arts 2011 Purchase Award

2006     Fine Arts Student of the Year Award, Saint Petersburg College                          

               Fine Arts Merit Award for a painting contest, Saint Petersburg College    

2005     Fine Arts Scholarship based on portfolio, Saint Petersburg College

 

INTERNSHIP

2009     Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

           Assisted the associate director of the Institute for Research and Art. Also, assisted on the break-down of                

           Teresita Fernandez exhibition and the installation of Diana Al-Hadid's New Weather exhibition.

 

 

 

 

A complete employment history is available upon request.