ryan takaba

Resume

Education

2003-2005     MFA Crafts/Ceramics. Kent State University.

1994-2000      BFA Ceramics. University of Hawai`i.

Residencies

2018                 Kunstlerhaus Bethanien.  Berlin, Germany.

2016                 The European Ceramic Work Center. Oisterwijk, Netherlands.

2015                 The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.

Exhibitions

2018

Dangerous Professors:  Flatland Gallery.  Houston, TX.  (curator:  Ruslana Lichtzier)


2017

Lift:  An Exhibition of Kites.  Artpace. San Antonio, TX.  (curator:  Bridge Projects)

Reflections  on Landscape and Memory -Contemporary Art Month Perennial.  San Antonio, TX.  (curator: Chris Ingalls)


2016

Michi: An Exhibition of Japanese American Ceramic Artists
Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD
University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design. Warrensburg, MO. NCECA.
Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, OH.
Carleton College, Perlman Teaching Museum. Northfield, MN.

The Clay Studio National. Philadelphia Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.

Small Treasures Group Exhibition. Santa Fe Clay Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico.


2015

Love and Wonder: Jennifer Ling Datchuk & Ryan Takaba. NCECA. Providence, RI.


2014

"Intense and Fragile:  Contemporary Porcelain Sculpture"  Southwest School of Art.  TX

"Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics"  Society For Contemporary Craft.  PA

"Taming Nature"  NCECA.  Milwaukee, WI


2013                  

"Migrating Thoughts Settling in Another": Ryan Takaba & Dennis Smith.  NCECA. Houston, TX


2012

"In Praise of Hands, In Praise of Paz"  Instituto Cultural de Mexico.  San Antonio, TX


2011                   

"Commonplace": Ryan Takaba & Barbara Smith.  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, TX   (curator:  Anna Walker)

"Fresh Figurines"  Fuller Craft Museum.  Brockton, MA  (curator: Gail Brown)

"a considered pass"  SMARTart Project Space.  San Antonio, TX                                                 

"Emerging Ceramic Artist In Texas"  College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX 

"Pouring Permanence"  NCECA.  Tampa, FL                                                                                  


2010                  

"Ryan Takaba: New Work"  Philadelphia Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA   

"Villa Finale Invitational “Art From Architecture"  San Antonio, TX

"2010 Bellwether Sculpture Biennial"  Bellevue, WA

"Earth Matters: NCECA Invitational"  Moore College of Art.  Philadelphia, PA 

"Relative Distances"  University of Texas San Antonio

"Perfectly Imperfect"  Dunedin Fine Art Center.  Dunedin, FL



Teaching Experience


2015-present

Ceramics Department Head.  Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.  (Teach all levels in Ceramics and Junior level Interdisciplinary Community Project.)


2014-2016           

Non-Tenured Track Professor.  Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX.  (Taught in the Foundations Program)


2015

Workshop Instructor and Lecture.  Cut and Paste co-taught with Jennifer Ling Datchuk.  Peters Valley School of Craft. Layton, NJ.


2013

NCECA Houston.  Process Room.  The Flower And The Vase.  Slip-Casting & Building Demo. TX.


2011

Workshop and Lecture.  Wallflowers.  College of the Mainland.  Texas City, TX.


2010-2012                    

Adjunct Faculty.  Northwest Vista College. San Antonio, TX.  (Taught Ceramics I & II and Art Appreciation)


2007-2008

Adjunct Faculty.  University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  New Bedford, MA. (Taught Introduction to Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing)


2003-2005

Instructor of Record (Graduate Teaching Assistantship).  Kent State University. Kent, OH.  (Taught Introduction to Ceramics - Handbuilding & Wheelthrowing)

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