SIDONIE VILLERE RESUME

New Orleans, Louisiana

Email sidonievillere@me.com


EDUCATION

  • 1997 Figure Modeling, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • 1996-1998 Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1998-2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts - Ceramics, Major Art History Minor, Newcomb College of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2001-2004 Master of Fine Arts Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017 Interruption, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2010 Impressions: Solo Exhibition, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
  • 2009 Camouflage, Solo Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2008 Phenomena of Change: Solo Exhibition, Steve Martin Studios, Miami, FL
  • 2007 Organic Intervention: Solo Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2004 Thesis Exhibition, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2018 Responsorial: The Second Sex and the Contemporary Dialectics of Misogyny, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
  • 2016 EXCHANGE, Galerie Jochen Hempel, Berlin, Germany
  • 2015 Reverb, CAC, New Orleans, LA
  • 2015 Inspired by Land, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA
  • 2015 Sidonie Villere, VOLTA11, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2014 Limbo, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2014 Guns In The Hands Of Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2014 Preserve, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2013 Crescent City Connection, Dishman Museum, Beaumont, TX
  • 2012 Adjust, Reynolds Ryan Gallery at Newman School, New Orleans, LA
  • 2012 NOLA NOW Part II: Abstraction in Louisiana, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
  • 2011 White on White, Cynthia Volk Asian Art, New York, NY
  • 2011 Wrapped, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2011 January White Sale, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2010 The Sublime and the Silly, UNO-St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2009 Art Melt, Brunner Gallery, Shaw Center, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2008 P1 Projects, Hefler Building, New Orleans, LA
  • 2008 40 Days and 40 Nights, Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge, LA
  • 2008 Material, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2007 Kaleidoscope Katrina, Windows of Lord and Taylor Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
  • 2006 New Orleans Artists in Exile, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2006 New Orleans Artists in Exile, Steve Martin Studios, Miami, FL
  • 2006 Shreveport Regional Arts Council, ARTSPACE, Shreveport, LA
  • 2006 South Coast Clay, Gallery 301, Mobile, AL
  • 2006 Thresholds: Innovations in Clay, Portland, OR
  • 2006 New Orleans Artists In Exile, Atlanta, GA
  • 2005 Clay, A Compelling Expression, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • 2005 Ceramic Currents: Program in Artisanry 1975-2003, Anne Arundel Community College, Pascal Center Gallery, Arnold, MD
  • 2004 Connections, Open Door Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2004 Thesis Exhibition, UMass Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA
  • 2003 Glass Case Show, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA
  • 2003 Ceramics in Progress, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA
  • 2003 The New Generation: Current Work from the Program in Artisanry, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA
  • 2003 Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
  • 2002 Ernie’s Gallery Window, New Bedford, MA
  • 2002 Artists Connected by Water, University Art Gallery, New Bedford, MA. Sponsored by the Lloyd Center of Environmental Studies
  • 2002 Transformation, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA
  • 2001 Glimpse Show, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA
  • 2001 Mt.Washington Conference Center, Baltimore, MD
  • 2001 Millbrook School Gallery, Millbrook, NY
  • 2000 Woldenberg Gallery, Newcomb School, New Orleans, LA
  • Twenty Piece Graduating BFA Exhibit


SELECTED PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  • Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody, The Bunker, Palm Beach, FL
  • Beatrice Laubscher, Solothurn, Switzerland
  • Dr. Jonathan Lampert, New York, NY
  • Estate of Howard Barnett, New Orleans, LA
  • Galila Barzilai-Hollander, Brussels, Belgium
  • James Mouenger, New Orleans, LA
  • Louellen and Darryl Berger, New Orleans, LA
  • LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans LA
  • Roger Ogden, New Orleans, LA
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Department Stores, New York, NY
  • Steve and Dana Hansel, New Orleans, LA
  • Valerie Besthoff, New Orleans, LA
  • Wendy and George Rodrigue, New Orleans, LA


WORKSHOPS AND RESIDENCIES

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


RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

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


HONORS AND AWARDS

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


PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017 “New Orleans Art Review”. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery Press Archive, Summer/Fall 2017
  • 2017 “Partly Interrupted”. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery Press Archive, June 1, 2017.
  • 2017 “Happy 40th Julia Jump, A Preservation Resource Center Benefit”. NOLA.com, April 21, 2017.
  • 2017 “Interruption and Discovery: Sidonie Villere at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery”. Pelican Bomb, July 14, 2017.
  • 2015 “How Hurricane Katrina Influenced This Artist’s Work”. Architectural Digest, August 28, 2015.
  • 2015 “Post Storm Production: New Orleans museums look to artists and their practice.” The Art Newspaper, August 26, 2015.
  • 2015 “Ten Years After Katrina, New Orleans Museums Reckon With Recovery”. The New York Times, August 19, 2015.
  • 2012 “Mark Tullos’ Nominees for: Up-and-Coming Regional Artists”. Country Roads Adventures Close to Home, 2013.
  • 2011 “Artfully done: Short and Sweet." New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, Winter, 2011
  • 2010 “New Orleans artist leaves Impressions in mesh screen”. The Tennessean, November 14, 2010.
  • 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.