Kelsie Ward
kelsieward18@gmail.com


Education:
   May 2016
      Masters of Fine Art, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), Edwardsville, IL.                  
   May 2012
      Bachelor of Arts, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN (Summa Cum Laude)              
      Majors: Economics & Psychology                  Minor: Art                             

Professional Experience:
   January 2018
      Substitute Teacher, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO.
   October 2017
      Artist in Residence, Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN.
   2016-2017
      Visiting Professor, Division of Fine Arts, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY.
   July 2016
      Artist in Residence, Gulkistan Center for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland.
   2015-2016
      Teaching Assistant, SIUE (Foundation Studio: Visual Organization II, Instructor of Record)
   2014-2015
      Painting and Drawing Graduate Assistant                                               
   Summer 2014
      Ceramics Graduate Assistant                                                                    
   2012-2013
      Post Baccalaureate Student, SIUE
   Spring 2012                                       `                              
      Ceramic Internship, Jorgenson Pottery Studio                                                   

Selected Exhibitions:
   2018  
      Permanent Flux & Everyday Fragility (Two Person Exhibition), St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri.
      Natural Confluence (Invitational), Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas.
      Surface Delineated: Texture in Art (Invitational), Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, Illinois.
      Landscapes, Light, Space, & Time Online Art Gallery, Jupiter, Florida.

   2017
      Small Works, Wood River Museum, Wood River, Illinois. Juror: Barbra Nwacha, Art & Design Chair and
         Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois.
      Art Kudos International Juried Virtual Exhibition, Art Kudos, Juror: Mike Calway Fagan, Assistant
         Professor of Sculpture at the University of Georgia.
      Landscapes, Light, Space, & Time Online Art Gallery, Jupiter, Florid.
      HERStory Manhattan Arts International 2017 Art Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International. Jurors:
         Caronlyn, Edlund, Karen Gutfreund, Jill Pankey, Nancy Reyner, Bren Sibilsky.
      Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition and Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon,
         Illinois. Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions & Artists-in-Residence Programs at the Craft
         Alliance Center in St. Louis.
 
   2016  
      Sculpture on Campus: Revisited (Invitational), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois. 
      July Residents Show, Gulkistan Center for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland. 
      Multiplicity: Repetition in Contemporary Art, Invitational. Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville,
         Illinois.  
      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois.
      Lineage: 41 Years of SIUE MFAs Invitational, Morton Ball Room, Kansas City, Missouri.
      Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition and Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon
         Illinois. Juror: Pattie Chalmers, Assistant Professor at SIU Carbondale, Illinois.
      Friends of Art Exhibition, juried art auction, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois.
      MFA Invitational, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, Missouri.
      SIUE Graduate Student Juried Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. Juror:
         Cheryl Wassenaar.
 

   2015  
      Holiday Show Invitational, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois
      Small Works, Wood River Museum, Wood River, Illinois. Juror: Aimee Howard, Associate Professor at
         Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
      Sculpture on Campus, Edwardsville, Illinois. Juror: Patrick Dougherty, Internationally Acclaimed
         sculptor. 
      SIUE Graduate Student Juried Exhibition, SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois. Juror: Libby Reuter, professional
        artist.

   2014  
      Small Works, Wood River Museum, Wood River, Illinois. Juror: Laura Strand, Associate Professor at
         Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
      Sculpture on Campus, Edwardsville, Illinois. Juror: Amy Hauft, Leslie Waggener Professor in Sculpture,
      Ceramics Department Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. Curator: Eric Hoefer,
        Associate Professor, St. Louis Community College.
      SIUE Graduate Student Juried Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Illinois. Juror:
         Stefanie Kirkland, Director of Exhibitions, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri.
      Ashed, Governor French Academy, Belleville, Illinois

   2013  
       Small Works, Wood River, Illinois.                                                  
       SIUE Ceramics Invitational, GreenvilleCollege, Greenville, Illinois.
       SIUE Graduate Student Juried Exhibition, SIUE, Edwardsville Illinois.                          
       ArtEast Studio Tour, Edwardsville, Illinois.                                                              

   2012 
      Solo Exhibition, Imperfections, Recent Work: Kelsie Ward, Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts Center, Saint
         Cloud, Minnesota.
      Central Time Ceramics 3rd Biennial, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Juror: Delores Fortuna,
      professional artist.

   2011
      17th Annual Nellie Allen Smith, Cape Fears Studios, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Juror: Gertrude Graham
         Smith, professional artist.
      15th Annual Lines into Shapes Art Competition, Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado. Jurors: Dr.
         Connie Stewart, Associate Professor, University of Northern Colorado & Denny Haskew, professional
         artist.
      It’s Only Clay, The Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, Minnesota. Juror: Guillermo Cuellar,
         professional artist.

Private/Public Collections:
   
Gullkistan Center for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland
   Cedarhurst Sculpture Park & Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois.
   Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois.
   The University Museum, siue, Edwardsville, Illinois. 

Exhibitions Curated:
   
2016   
      Co-curated, organized and installed KSU Studio Art Senior Exhibition, Unlocking Hope (Kristen
      Braham), St. Clair Avenue, Frankfort, KY.
      Co-curated, organized and installed KSU Studio Art Senior Exhibition, Just Me & You (Marcus Jackson),
      Shauntee Hall, Frankfort, KY.
      Co-curated, organized and installed KSU Studio Art Senior Exhibition, The Experience (Christina
      Wallace) Shauntee Hall, Frankfort, KY.
      Co-curated, organized and installed KSU Studio Art Senior Exhibition, Come Together (Grace Wilson),
      Shauntee Hall, Frankfort, KY.
      Co-curated, organized and installed KSU Studio Art Senior Exhibition, (Denise Cole), Shauntee Hall,
      Frankfort, KY.
      Co-curated, organized and installed KSU Studio Art Senior Exhibition, (Brandon Hargrave), Shauntee
      Hall, Frankfort, KY.
      Co-curated, organized and installed KSU Studio Art Senior Exhibition, Origins (Alex Stanford),
      Shauntee Hall, Frankfort, KY.

Artist Lectures/Panels:
   2018  
      Artist Lecture: St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri.
   2017  
      Artist Lecture/Workshop: Tower View Alternative High School, Red Wing, Minnesota.
      Juror: Kentucky PTA Reflections Art Program, Frankfort, Kentucky.
   2014  
      Juror: Scott Air Force Base Annual Art & Craft Show, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

Awards/Honors/Grants:
   2018   
      Special Merit, Landscapes, Light, Space, & Time Online Art Gallery, Jupiter, Florida.
   2017
      First Place, Three Dimensional Category, Landscapes, Light, Space, & Time, Online Art Gallery, Jupiter,
         Florida. 
      The Karen Gutfreund Featured Artist Award, HERStory, Manhattan Arts international. 
      Certificate of Merit Award, Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition and Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for
         the Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois.
   2016
      Graduate Student Travel Grant, SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois.
      Friends of Art Honor Award in Studio Art, Friends of Art Organization,
      Edwardsville, Illinois.
      Best of 3-Dimensional, Shrode Fine Art & Craft Competition and Exhibition, Cedarhurst Center for the
         Arts, Mount Vernon, Illinois.
   2015  
      Second Place, Rosa & Robert Cusa Award, Sculpture on Campus, SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois.    
      Southern Illinois University Sculpture on Campus Award, (proposal selection and stipend), Juror: Emily
         Dunlap.                
       RGGS Grant, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois.
   2014
      First Place Luis Jimenez Award, Sculpture on SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois.
      Southern Illinois University Sculpture on Campus Award, (proposal selection and stipend).
   2013
      Competitive Graduate Award, SIUE, Edwardsville, Illinois.
   2012   
      Omega Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society.

Publications:
  
2017
      Visiting Artist ‘Connects with Nature,’ Ruth Nerhaugen, Red Wing Republican Eagle: Community
      Connections.
      Artists, Writers Close Out Residency Season, rUTH nERHAUGEN, rED wING republican Eagle: Community
         Connections.
      Karen Gutfreund, curator and artist, online blog post. 
      Kentucky Rivers Magazine, 2017 Edition.
   2016
      MFA Thesis: Artifice: Deconstructing the Divide Between Natural and Synthetic Environments, SIUE,
         Edwardsville, IL.
      Sculpture en Plein Air, John Foster, Design Observer, AIGA.
      Gulkistan Center for Creativity website, Laugarvavtn, Iceland.
      Multiplicity, Julia Biggs, On the Edge of the Weekend.
      MFA Invitational to Feature Artworks by Local Grad Students, St. Charles Community College News.
  2015  
      Art Project, Bill Tucker, The Intelligencer.  
      SIUE Plans Annual Sculpture Walk, Julia Briggs, The Intelligencer.
      Commentaries on the Economy of Art, Notes pg. 22, All the Art, Winter
      Sculpture on Campus Segment, Segue Radio Show, SIUE.          
     Sculpture on Campus Program Returns 2015, College Talk, The Intelligencer.