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SIDONIE VILLERE

New Orleans, Louisiana
Email sidonievillere@me.com

EDUCATION

2001 - 2004 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,
New Bedford, Massachusetts
MFA-Ceramics
1998 - 2000 Newcomb College of Tulane University,
New Orleans, Louisiana
BFA – Ceramics, Art History Minor
1996 - 1998 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1997 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Guns In The Hands Of Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2014 Preserve, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2013 Crescent City Connection, Dishman Museum, Beaumont, Texas
2012 Adjust, Reynolds Ryan Gallery at Newman School, New Orleans, Louisiana
2012 NOLA NOW Part II: Abstraction in Louisiana, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
2011 White on White, Cynthia Volk Asian Art, New York, New York
2011 Wrapped, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2011 January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, New York
2010 The Sublime and The Silly, UNO-St.Claude Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2010 Impressions, Tinney Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
2009 Art Melt, Brunner Gallery, Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2009 Camouflage, Solo Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2008 P1 Projects, Hefler Building, New Orleans, Louisiana
2008 40 Days and 40 Nights, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2008 Phenomena of Change: Solo Exhibition, Steve Martin Studios, Miami, Florida
2008 Material, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2007 Kaleidoscope Katrina, Windows of Lord and Taylor Fifth Avenue New York, New York
2007 Organic Intervention: Solo Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2006 New Orleans Artists in Exile, Steve Martin Studios, Miami, Florida
2006 New Orleans Artists in Exile, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2006 New Orleans Artists in Exile, Steve Martin Studios, Miami, Florida
2006 Shreveport Regional Arts Council, ARTSPACE, Shreveport, Louisiana
2006 South Coast Clay, Gallery 301, Mobile, Alabama
2006 Thresholds: Innovations in Clay, Portland, Oregon
2006 New Orleans Artists In Exile, Atlanta, Georgia
2005 Clay, A Compelling Expression, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2005 Ceramic Currents: Program in Artisanry 1975-2003, Anne Arundel Community College, Pascal Center Gallery, Arnold, Maryland
2004 Connections, Open Door Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2004 Thesis Exhibition, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2003 Glass Case Show, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
2003 Ceramics in Progress, Gallery 244, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2003 The New Generation: Current Work from the Program in Artisanry, Gallery 244, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2003 Tabor Academy, Marion, Massachusetts
2002 Ernie’s Gallery Window, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2002 Artists Connected by Water, University Art Gallery, New Bedford, Massachusetts Sponsored by the Lloyd Center of Environmental Studies
2002 Transformation, Gallery 244, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2001 Glimpse Show, Gallery 244, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2001 Mt.Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, Maryland
2001 Millbrook School Gallery, Millbrook, New York
2000 Woldenberg Gallery, Newcomb School, New Orleans, Louisiana Twenty Piece Graduating BFA Exhibit

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  NOMA
  Roger Ogden
  Saks Fifth Avenue Department Stores
  The late Howard Barnett
  James Mouenger
  Wendy and George Rodrigue
  Louellen and Darryl Berger
  Dr. Jonathan Lampert
  Steve and Dana Hansel

WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES

2005 Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas
Three week residency in October right after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.
Summer 2003 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Handbuilding Workshop taught by Sally Brogden
Summer 2003 Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada
Photographing the Tahoe Basin, Workshop taught by Russell Dudley
2001 Peter Callas Workshop, Belvedere, New Jersey
Japanese Pottery Workshop
  National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA)
Columbus, Ohio, 1999, Denver, Colorado, 2000, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2001, San Diego, California, 2003, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005, Portland, Oregon, 2006, Louisville, Kentucky, 2007

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2008 Co-Curator, Material, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2006 Co-Curator, Thresholds: Innovative Clay, Ogle Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2005 Visiting Artist, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
2005 - 2013 Ceramics Teacher, Louise S. McGehee School, New Orleans, Louisiana
Teaching ceramics to juniors and seniors.
2005 Curator, Clay, A Compelling Expression, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, Lousiana
2004 Exhibition Programmer, Louisiana ArtWorks, New Orleans, Louisiana
2003 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Beginning Handbuilding
2003 Volunteer, NCECA, San Diego, California
2003 Visiting Artist, Tabor Academy, Marion, Massachusetts
2002 Graduate Teaching Assistant, UMass Dartmouth
2001 - 2004 Member, Gallery 244, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, Massachusetts
2001 Ceramics Representative for the Buyers Market of American Craft, Baltimore, Maryland
2000 Internship, Neal Auction House, New Orleans, Louisiana

HONORS AND AWARDS

2009 Art Melt 2nd Place Prize, Jurors: Dan Cameron, Brian Young, Ann Connelly, Brunner Gallery at the Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA
2007 Love in the Garden Honoree, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
2005 Invited Participant, Southern Arts Federation Summit, Atlanta, Georgia.
2004 Public Commission, Jefferson Parish Courthouse, Gretna, Louisiana
2002 - 2003 Teaching Assistantships, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Hand Building, Foundations: Visual Language and 3-D Concepts
2000 Award Recipient, Juanita Gonzales Prize in Ceramics, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

PUBLICATIONS

2012 "Mark Tullos' Nominees for: Up-and-Coming Regional Artists". Country Roads Adventures Close to Home, 2013
2009 "Gauze to Reflect". Gambit Weekly, March 17, 2009
2008 “After the flood…Exhibit to focus on Hurricane Katrina’s impact on New Orleans”. LexisNexis News, August 3, 2008, Main Edition, E, Pg. 1
2008 “New Works By Sidonie Villere At Steve Martin Studio”. Wynwood, The Art Magazine, May 2008, Volume 1 No. 9
2007 “The public meets Paul Chan and New Orleans artists show their work in the Big Apple”. The Times Picayune, September 28, 2007
2007 "Earthly Passions". Gambit Weekly, June 12, 2007
2006 "Exhibit reflects anguish of New Orleans artists". IndyStar.com, January 28, 2006
2005 "No Pots Allowed: A dozen sculptors throw an admirable show". The Times Picayune , May 27, 2005

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