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School of Art and Design

Jim Tisnado

School of Art and Design: Ceramics
Jenkins Fine Arts Center 103A
Mail stop no: 502 School of Art
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-1301; fax # (252)328-6441


1993        M.F.A.  Ohio University, Athens OH. In Ceramics   

1990        B.F.A. University Of Iowa, Iowa City IA. In Ceramics
1988        Ceramic apprenticeship, Earthworks pottery, Alexander, IA.
1986        B.A. California State University, Chico, Chico, CA. In Painting


2007        Faculty Exhibition 2007, Wellington B Gray Gallery, East Carolina University,
                Greenville NC

                A Sense of Place 07, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta GA

                Ohio University: 1990 Until Now, Riverbend Winery Gallery, Louisville KY
                (NCECA show)

                Stardust Memories Fifty Years at Indiana University, Huff Gallery at Spalding
                University, Louisville KY (NCECA show)

                Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, and Wood
                Imperial Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount NC First place award

                Tiny Art Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

2006        Faculty exhibition 2006, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University,
                Greenville NC

                Schwa Show 2006, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

                Emerge Gallery 5th anniversary show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

                Pint Sized, V2  Gallery, Lubbock TX

                What My Father Gave Me…, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC  Solo

                48TH Annual National Juried Exhibition, Rocky Mount Art Center at The Imperial
                Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount NC

2005        Faculty Exhibition 2005: A Tradition of Excellence, Wellington B Gray Gallery,
                Greenville NC

                Down East: East Carolina University Faculty Exhibition,  Lee Hansley Gallery
                Raleigh NC

                Guest Artists Exhibition ll, Visual Arts Gallery at Interlochen Arts Academy
                Interlochen  MI
2004        Java Underground: A Juried Mug Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

                Selected Work in the Chancellor’s Home, Chancellors residence Greenville NC

                Faculty Exhibition 2004, A Tradition of Excellence, Wellington B. Gray Gallery,
                East Carolina University Greenville NC

                The Tiny Art Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC
                Starbrick Clay National 2004, Starbrick Clay Gallery, Nelsonville OH

                Ohio Alumni Exhibition, The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center,
                Athens OH

2003        Java Underground: A Juried Mug Show, Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC
                Faculty Exhibition 2003, Wellington P. Gray Gallery, Greenville NC

                35 Years of Clay at ECU / New work: ECU Alumni and Faculty, Rocky Mount Art
                Center, Rocky Mount NC

                ECU Ceramics: People and their Influences, North Carolina Pottery Center,
                Seagrove NC

                NCECA Benefit Auction, Town & Country Resort & Convention Center, NCECA
                Booth, San Diego CA

2002        Faculty Exhibition 2002, A Tradition of Excellence, Wellington B. Gray Gallery,
                East Carolina University, Greenville NC
                What My Father Gave Me…, Solo exhibition Werner Student Gallery, Delaware OH

                Jim Tisnado and Beth Blake, University Gallery in the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center,
                Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY
                Jim Tisnado, Beth Blake, Leigh Ann Beavers, Community Council for the Arts,
                Hampton Gallery, Kinston NC
                30th Annual competition for North Carolina Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art,
                Fayetteville NC
                Exchange: Korea/Japan/USA, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden,
                Delray  Beach FL

2001        Faculty Exhibition 2001, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University,
                Greenville NC

                Beeswax, Brackish water and Junipers, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina
                University, Greenville NC

                “Seven” New Work From The USA Exchange, Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte NC
                “Stoke Naked” East Carolina University Ceramics, Tryon Street Gallery, Charlotte

2000         Faculty Exhibition 2000, Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

                 Exchange: Japan Korea America, Exhibit of Contemporary Ceramics, Gallery
                 Sagan, Seoul Korea / Tokyo, Japan / Miami FL USA

1999-2000 Alumni Ceramic Exhibit, Stanley Gallery of the Levitt Center for University            
                  Advancement, Iowa City IA

1999         Uncommon Vision, National Ceramic Invitational, Viterbo College Galleries, La
                 Crosse WI

1998         Inspired By Funk, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN

                 Glazed Expressions, The Gallery at Studio “B”, Lancaster OH

                 48th Annual Quad-State Juried Art Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

1997         Dimensions ‘97, Associated Artists & Milton Rhodes Galleries, Winston
                 Salem NC

1996         Tisnado / Blake New Works, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster PA

                 Jim Tisnado / Ben Marcin, sculpture and photography,  Maryland Hall for Creative
                 Arts Annapolis MD

                 Maximum Occupancy, Center at High Falls, Rochester NY       

1995         Raises Hispanas / Hispanic Roots, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond
                 House, St. James NY
                 All Campus Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Affiliated Artist Show, Editions Limited,
                 Gallery, Indianapolis IN

                 Thoughts on Paper, The Gallery, Bloomington IN

1994         Jim Tisnado / Charlene Marsh, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington IN

                 Renewed Tasks, Three Sculptors, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University,
                 Bloomington IN
                 Creative Synectics,  An Art Place, Inc. Studios/gallery,  Chicago IL

                 Solo Exhibition, Claypool-Young Gallery, Morehead State University,  Morehead KY
                 ARC Regional, ARC Gallery, Chicago IL

1993         Showcase 93, Group Exhibition, Water Tower Galleries, Louisville Visual  Art
                 Association, Louisville KY

                 *Columbus Art League 83RD Annual Spring Exhibition, Juror’s Choice Award
                 Sculpture, Juried by Ann Hamilton, Acock  Building, Columbus OH
                 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Seigfred Gallery,  Athens OH

                 Area Art On View, Dairy Barn Cultural Art Center, Athens, OH
                 Graduate Drawing Exhibition, Seigfred Gallery, Athen OH

1992         Tea-Total-Ers, Art Options, Santa Monica CA   
                 *Feats Of Clay, National Exhibition, Purchase Award, Lincoln Clay works, Lincoln

                 Salt and Pepper, La Jolla Gallery Eight, La Jolla CA
                 Sculpture From Ohio University, Rainbow Gallery, Brockport NY

                 Faculty Student Invitational, Presidents house, Ohio University, Athens OH


    2002-present Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

    2000-2002 Adjunct and lecturer, East Carolina university, Greenville NC

    1996-2000 Assistant Professor, Herron School of Art, IUPUI, Indianapolis IN

    1996 Visiting Artist / Instructor, State University of New York, College at Brockport,
    Brockport NY   

    1995 Visiting Assistant Professor, (sabbatical replacement) Indiana University,
    Bloomington IN

    1993-1994 Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

    1993 Instructor, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.   

    1992-1993 Teaching Associate, Ohio University, Athens, OH.                     
    1989 Studio Assistant/design Consultant, Earthworks pottery, Alexander IA.
    1987 Production Supervisor, Bai-Dotta Ceramics Inc.  Sacramento CA.


     * Indicates award received during exhibition.
     1989 Iowa Minority Grant, Tuition Waver Scholarship, University of Iowa, Iowa City,  IA

     Undergraduate Scholarship award, University of Iowa, Iowa city, IA


    Review, “Up Front, Ceramics by Indiana Artists”, Ceramic Monthly, March 1999

    Steve Mannheimer, “Heard the one about the art movement calling itself ‘funk’?”, The
    Indianapolis Star/ The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, IN, December 27, 1998

    Review, “IAC goes ‘funky’”, Greensburg Daily News, Bloomington, IN, November 12, 1998

    S.L. Berry, “Art Center brings in the Funk --- and fun”, The Indianapolis Star / The
    Indianapolis News, Weekend, Indianapolis, IN, November 13, 1998

    Tom Knapp, “Diversity talent and grim vision in Museum art show”, Happenings,
    Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster , PA, August 2, 1996

    Review  “Raises Hispanas” New York Times , New York, NY,  October 1,  1 995

    Karen Lipson, “Hispanic Heritage Varied exhibit roots in artist’s origins”  Newsday
    New York, NY, September  22, 1995
    Aimee Helton.  “Art show combines work of local, international artists”   Indiana Daily
    Student, Bloomington IN, July 28, 1994

    Diane Heilenman.  “Art Reviews, Louisville Visual Art Association”  The Courier Journal,
    Louisville KY, November  21, 1993

    Columbus Art League Spring Exhibition in Two Parts,  Acock Building,  Columbus  Ohio,
    Catalogue of Artists 1993