Allison R. Elia

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Education

2013                Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

2008                Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics, summa cum laude. University of Akron

Work and Professional Experience

2016-Current   Adjunct Professor: 3D Design and Studio Art Intro & Ceramics

                        Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

2014-2016       Ceramics Instructor: Handbuilding and Figurative Sculpture Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA

                        Resident Artist Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA

                        Studio Technician Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA

                        Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH

2013                Ceramics Demonstrator Palladian Palette Art Studio, Akron, OH

                        Ceramics Instructor: Intro to Handbuilding ArtWorks, New Bedford, MA

                        Artist Mentor, Teen Artist Internship Program ArtWorks, New Bedford, MA

2012-2013       Instructor’s Assistant New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2011-2013       Ceramics Club Treasurer, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA.

2012                Artmobile Educator (mobile summer art program) New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

2011-2012       Teacher of Record, (Intro to Handbuilding & Foundations: Ceramics), University of Massachusetts,
                        Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA.

2010-2012       Gallery/Studio Assistant, Scargo Stoneware Pottery, Dennis, MA.

2007-2008       Ceramics Studio Technician, University of Akron, Akron, OH.

2005-2006       Director of Arts & Crafts, Camp Mission Meadows, Dewittville, NY.

Solo Exhibitions

2016                Resident Sculptures, Art Center West Gallery, Roswell, GA

2015                Poised and Primed, Art Center West Gallery, Roswell, GA

2014                Sculptural Snapshots: Ceramic Sculpture by Allison Elia, Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH

                        Dreamscapes, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

2010-2011       Figures in Clay, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA.

2008                Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Honors Gallery, Akron, OH.

                        All Dreams Unraveling, Honors Gallery, Akron, OH.

Juried Exhibitions:

2015                Fresh Perspectives, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

                        Folk Art: Works by Recent Alumni, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

2012                All That Glitters, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA.

                        Craft Boston, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.

2012                All That Glitters, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA.

                        Craft Boston, Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA.

2010                New Bedford Summerfest, Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA.

2009                Ohio: All Media, Coburn Gallery, Ashland, OH.

                        SPACES Art Mart, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH.

2008                Just Dug Up, Millworks Gallery, Akron, OH.

                        All the Difference: Works in Clay, Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH.

Group Exhibitions

2017                Figure and Form ArtProv Gallery, Providence, RI

2016                Resonance, Eastern Connecticut State University Art Gallery, Willimantic, CT

                        Allison Elia and Talia Levitt Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2015                Akron Art Prize, Zeber-Martell Gallery, Akron, OH

                        ArtCares, AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland Art Auction, OH

                        Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2014                Transitions, Summit Artspace Gallery, Akron, OH

2013                Clever Little Devils, The BOX Gallery, Summit Artspace, Akron, OH.

                        UMass Dartmouth MFA Graduates, Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

                        MFA Thesis Show, University Art Gallery, New Bedford, MA

                        In the Mix, Artworks! New Bedford, MA.

2012                Parallels and Divergence, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA.

                        Open Exhibition for 3-D Work, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA.

                        On the Wall, Hunter College, New York, NY.

2011                Imported, Miss Annabel Dee Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea, UK.

2010                Fired and Figurative, Maxie's Storefront, New Bedford, MA.

2008                Haunted Art Space, Summit Art Space, Akron, OH.

                        NK 4000: Ceramics at the Library, Bierce Library, Akron, OH.

2007                Drinkpaint, Square, Akron, OH.

Awards and Grants

2012                Karon Doherty Memorial Grant, College of Visual and Performing Arts, New Bedford, MA.

2011                CVPA Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA.

2010                Karon Doherty Memorial Grant, College of Visual and Performing Arts, New Bedford, MA.

2003-2008       Honors Scholarship, University of Akron, Akron, OH.

                        Dean's List, Akron College of Fine and Applied Arts, Akron, OH.

2007                Daschiell Travel Grant, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH.

2003-2007       Folk Endowment Scholarship, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH.