mike gesiakowski

ceramic sculpture + pottery

Education

Master of Fine Arts/Ceramics – Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Design – Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 1998

 

Teaching Experience

2016-Present  Ceramics Instructor, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO
2015  Beginning Ceramics, Instructor of Record, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
2014  Beginning Sculpture, Instructor of Record, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
2003-2007  Adjunct Instructor of Art, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL

 

Professional Experience

2015 Crafted, Curator, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
2013-2014 Gallery/Marketing Assistant, GA position, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
2012-2013 Studio Technician, GA position, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
2012 Anagama Kiln Build, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2010 Catenary Train Kiln Build, Mill Creek Pottery, Gresham, WI
2009 Demonstration Workshop, Kishwaukee Community College, Malta, IL

 

Apprenticeships/Residencies

2013 Artist in Residence, Wingate Scholar, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2010-2011 Apprentice to Simon Levin, Mill Creek Pottery, Gresham, WI

 

Exhibitions

2017                   Louis's Legacy: Artists Respond to Louis Sullivan, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL
                               Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
                              Last Call II, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
2016                   Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
                              Lineage: 41 Years of SIUE MFAs, 50th NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO
                              Southern Miss Ceramics National, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
                              Waubonsee Invitational, Emergent Gallery, Aurora, IL
                              Sculpture on Campus Revisited, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2015                    30 x 5, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
                                Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
                                Rebuilding Perception, MFA Thesis, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL
                                Apprentice Lines, 49th NCECA Conference, Pawtucket, RI
                                NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, 49th NCECA Conference, Providence, RI
                                SIUE MFA Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
                                Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2014                    Small Works, Wood River, IL
                                Archie Bray Resident Exhibition, 48th NCECA Conference, Milwaukee, WI
                                NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, 48th NCECA Conference, Milwaukee, WI

                                30 x 5, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
                                MFA Invitational, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO
                                Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
                                SIUE MFA Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2013                    Iowa Seeds, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
                                Ceramics Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
                                SIUE Ceramics Invitational, Greenville College, Greenville, IL
                                Resident Artist Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
                                SIUE MFA Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
2012                    SIUE Graduate Exhibition, St. Louis Community College - Meramec, St. Louis, MO
                                Drink This!, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
                                It’s Only Clay, Bemidji Community Arts Center, Bemidji, MN
                                American Apprentice, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
                                The Perfect Plate, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2011                    Cup Invitational, Clay on Steele, Algoma, WI
2010                    Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, PA
                                Tea Bowl National, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
2009                    The Vessel Interpreted, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL
                                Muddy’s Wood Fire Classic, Myers Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
 

Awards

David C. Huntley Founder’s Award
SIUE Friends of Art Honor Award in Studio Arts
Martha Holden Graduate Award in Ceramics
John & Kay Kendall Ceramics Award
Carey G. Orness Award in Sculpture

 

Permanent Collections

Archie Bray Foundation, Permanent Collection, Helena, MT
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Permanent Collection, Edwardsville, IL