Linda Cordell 

lcordell@mac.com 

267-349-5075

 

Education

          

M.F.A.    Studio Art      Louisiana State University, 1998

B.F.A.    Studio Art      New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 1995

           

Grants/Fellowships/Residencies

 

2013       Finalist: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, New York, NY

2011        NYFA Artists’ Fellowship: New York Foundation for the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2009      Visiting Artist-in-Residence: the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.      

2007      Individual Artist Fellowship: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

2003      Pew Fellowship in the Arts: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA

2003      Artist in Residency: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2003      Individual Artist Fellowship: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA   

1999-02  Resident: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

1998-99  Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2014  

The Clay Studio: 40 Years, NCECA Convention Center, Milwaukee, MN ans The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

(sched.)4 person Show, Meadville Council of the Arts, Meadville, PA

(sched) Solo Exhibition, The Schulman Project, Baltimore, MD

(sched) A Clay Bestiary, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton NJ

2013

Inciteful Clay, Group traveling show, curated by Judith Schwartz, presented by Exhibits USA             

Fauna: Adelaide Paul and Linda Cordell The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Twenty-First Century Heirlooms, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI 

Summer Preview Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NY

Animalia Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

2012      

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: Garth Clark and Mark De Vecchio Collection, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Colorscapes, The Schien-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

Temptations, Extra Extra Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Small Favors VII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2011      

FRESH Figurine, Fuller Craft Museum, Brocton MA

Art UNLEASHED, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

LSU: Lagnaippe, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD

Small Favors VI, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Edinboro Faculty Show, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA

Some Like It Hot, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2010      

Wild Kingdom, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Edinboro Faculty Show, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA 

Bright and White, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

Clay@Penn 2010: Declarations, Fox Art Gallery, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Mentors/ Past and Present, Solmson Court, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Of This Century: Residents, Fellows & Select Guest Artists of the Clay Studio 2000-2010 The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2009      

Linda Cordell, solo show, Gatewood Gallery at UNCG, Greensboro, NC

Ceramics Illuminated, The Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo OH

Edinboro Faculty Show, Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

35th Birthday Bash, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2008    

Reconfigurine, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

Confrontational Ceramics, Westchester Arts Council, Westchester, NY 

A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Cats, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM 

Gala, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI    

2007       

Clay@Penn 2, Faculty and Invited Artists, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

7 Deadly Sins, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM

Domestic Deities, Garth Clark Gallery, New York City, NY

Man and Beast, Garth Clark Gallery, Long Island City Project Space, Long Island City, NY

Small favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2006       

Edges of Grace, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA 

Craft Faculty, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA  

Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 

a delicate constitution, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA 

2005       

Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2005, National Cheongju Museum, Cheongju City, Korea

House of Wonder: Surrealism, Still Life, Objects of Curiosity, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA

White, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM    

The Clay Studio: 30 Years, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD 

Animal Instinct, Baltimore Clayworks and Gudelsky Gallery, School of Art and Design at Montgomery College, Baltimore MD

Man’s Best Friend, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

Get Noticed, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI

2004        

Collaborations in Clay II, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

3D Faculty Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Metamorphosis, solo show, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Natural Selection, National Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM

Bling, Bling, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Clay@Penn, Faculty and Invited Artists, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2003        

Linda Cordell: Standard Deviations, solo show, The John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Collaborations in Clay, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Domesticated Animals, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

Not Teapots, UNLV Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Linda Cordell: Resident Artist, solo show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Animal Instincts, solo show, The Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA

2002          

Realism with an Edge, solo show, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Translation/Transgressions, Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Tastefully Tawdry, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Looking Back: Ten Years The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship, The Clay Studio, Phila., PA

2001  

Animal Magnetism, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

Past and Present: The Clay Studio Residents, West Chester Univ., West Chester, PA

Telling Tales, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2000    

Everson Ceramic Invitational 2000, traveling group show, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Cuplets, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia: Selected Works by Resident Artist, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibition, Nancy Margolis Gallery at SOFA, New York, NY

1999    

Linda Cordell: lotus eater, solo show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

It’s About Time, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

The Splendid Menorah, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Pouring Vessels, The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA

1998    

Clay Realists, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

New Generations, Graduate Student Exhibition, Shaw/Guido Gallery, Pontiac MI

Beautility, Thesis solo show, Foster Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

NCECA Regional Student Show, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington TX

 

Selected Professional Activities

 

2014   Visiting Artist, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2013    Summer Workshop: Linda Cordell, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

Co-Curator, with Adelaide Paul, Animal Instincts, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

 2012   “The Interrelationship of Art and Culture” Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

2010   Juror: Gmitter Scholarship, Edinboro University of PA, Edinboro, PA

2008   Visiting Artist: Michigan State University, East Lansing MI    

Interim Gallery Director: RAC Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY 

2007   Visiting artist, NASCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Visiting Artist, ACAD Calgary, Alberta

2006   Mold Workshop, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2005   Visiting Critic: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Slide Lecture: Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2004   Volunteer: Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA

Juror: Solo Show Exhibitions, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Member: Search committee for Artistic Director at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2003   Slide lecture:  John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI

Workshop Instructor, Moldmaking, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2002   Curator: Two Views of the Cup, Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury Center, VT

2001-03 Ceramic Shop Supervisor: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (maintained /repaired studio, equipment, ordered supplies, fired all beginning level ceramics, supervised work study students, wrote safety procedures)    

2000   Panelist: Contemporary Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

Installer/Asst: Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, SOFA, Chicago, IL

Installer: Institute of Contemporary Art, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA      

1999   Freelance Modeler: The Franklin Mint, Media, PA

Gallery assistant: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery talk: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Juror: The Evelyn Shapiro Fellowship, Bala Cynwyd PA 

1998   Workshop Instructor: Mold Making and Slipcasting, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1998-02Ceramic Teacher: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Beg. and Adv. Hand building

1998-07Ceramic Teacher: The Claymobile, an outreach program of the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

1996-98Ceramic Instructor: Short Course Summer Program for Children and Young Adults at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

 

Selected Publications/Reviews

 

“WST, SSY: Inception, An Inagural Exhibition at Schulman Projects” web review bmore<art> Oct., 2013      http://bmoreart.com/2013/10/wst-ssy-inception-an-inaugural-exhibit-at-schulman-projects.html

“Invoking life through ceramics at the Clay Studio” web review Knight Arts Sept. 26, 2013 http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/invoking-life-through-ceramics-the-clay-studio

“Linda Cordell, the strange and unsettling” web review HAHAMag, sept. 2013 http://hahamagartconnect.tumblr.com/post/60760905822/linda-cordell-the-strange-and-unsettling

Friswell, Richard.Massachusetts’s Fuller Craft Museum’s Powerful Ceramic Figurine Exhibit: Fresh     Figurines: Politically Provocative and Deeply Personal Universal Themes Explored in Clay”  Artes Magazine, web, December 15, 2011

Clark, Garth. “Confrontational Ceramics: Artist as Social Critic Book Review By Garth Clark” Interpreting     Ceramics, web, issue 11, 2009

"The moment at Hand" Ceramics Monthly, February 2009

"Up Front Exhibitions" Ceramics Monthly, November 2008 

Confrontational Ceramics by Judith Schwartz, A & C Black, London, England, 2007

Moldmaking & Slip Casting by Andrew Martin, New York, Lark Books, 2007

"a delicate constitution" American Craft, Vol. 66 No. 5 Oct/Nov 2006, pgs 82-3

500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions on the Animal Form, New York, Lark Books, 2006

The Figure in Clay. New York, Lark Books 2005

500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, New York, Lark Books 2004

 “Portfolio” American Craft, Vol. 63, No. 3, June, 2003, pg 61

 “Art Guide” The New York Times, March 22, 2002

 “New Ceramics in the Galleries of the World” Neue Keramik May 2002

 Marge Kolodner, “Dropping the Pebble: The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship celebrates its 11th Year,” Ceramics Technical, November 2002

Looking Back: Ten Years The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship. The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation (catalogue)     2002 

"Up Front Exhibitions” Ceramics Monthly, April, 2001

Everson Ceramic National 2000 Everson Museum of Art (catalogue) 2000

“Shaping a Clay Community” The World & I. March, 2000

Katie Anders, “Bugging Out,” Clay Times, Vol. 6, No. 1, January/February, 2000, 16-17, 32

“New Ceramics in the Galleries of the World” Neue Keramik, Vol 7.January/February, 1999, 425 

 

Professional Experience

 

2009-pres.    Instructor: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.

2010-12         Assistant Professor Ceramics, Summer MFA Program, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

2008             Sculpture Sabbatical replacement: SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY. 

2008             Lecturer: Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.  3D Design

2005-07        Lecturer: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

2003-07        Lecturer: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

2004-06        Adjunct Faculty: Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA. 

1995-98         Teaching Assistant: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA