Désirée Petty

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Education:

                         Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art: Concentration in Ceramics

                         University of North Carolina at Charlotte

                         December 2014

Artist Residencies:

                           Sepetember 2015-June 2016, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards:

                           International

2017                Off Center: An International Ceramic Competition, Blueline Arts, Croker Gallery, Roseville, CA

                           Solo

2016                Désirée Petty: Marks, Pease Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

 

                         National

2017                 SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show, Savannah Clay Community, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA         

                           Jurors: Anthony Debreceny, Kimberly Riner, and Keith Wallace Smith

2016                Annual Cup Show 2016, Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2016                Bowl Show 2016, Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2015                Annual Cup Show 2015, Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA 

2013                MUG Shots: Fifth Annual National Juried Cup Show, (Group), LUX Center for the Arts Lincoln, NE

                          Juror: Eddy Dominguez

 

                         Regional

2017                 Observational Abstraction, GreenHill Center for NC Art, InFocus Gallery, Greensboro, NC

                          Group Exhibition: Katie St. Clair, Kirk Fanelly, Murry Handler, Désirée Petty, Bayley Wharton

2016                 Of Fire, 2016 Artist Resident Exhibition, Worcester Center for Crafts, Krikorian Gallery,

                           Worcester, MA

2016                 30 PLUS FACULTY, Biennial exhibit of Worcester Center for Crafts Faculty, Krikorian Gallery,                                              Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2016                Now! New Work, New Artists, Aurora Gallery, Artsworcester, Worcester, MA

2014                Constructed Perceptions, Senior BFA Group Show, Rowe Art Gallery,

                           UNC-Charlotte Department of Art and Art History, Charlotte, NC

2013                31st Annual Artoberfest, (Group), Mooresville, NC, Mooresville Artists Guild

                          Award: 1st Place in the 3D category,

                          Judge: Larry Elder

2012                Annual Juried Student Exhibition, (Group), Department of Art &Art History, UNC at Charlotte, NC

                          Award: 2nd Place


Awards:

2014                Studio Area Award in Ceramics, UNCC Department of Art &Art History

2013                Studio Area Award in Ceramics, UNCC Department of Art &Art History

2012                Studio Area Award in Ceramics, UNCC Department of Art &Art History


 

Publications:

2014                CREATING CONNECTIONS, Department of Art & Art History UNC Charlotte


 

Public Speaking/Studio Demonstrations:

2016                Demonstrating Artist Resident at the 2016 Worcester Pottery Invitational,

                         Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2016                Artist Talk, Pease Auditorium, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

2015                Artist Talk, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

2014                BFA Experience Panel Discussion for incoming students, UNC-Charlotte

2013                Wheel Demonstrations for the Scholastic Achievement Award High School Students


Relevant Skills:

 

Firing Manual Gas Kilns and Gas Soda Kilns, Wheel Throwing,

Sculpting, Slip-casting and Paster Mold Making, Glaze and Clay Chemistry 

 

Professional Affiliations:

2014                 Member of National Counsel for the Education of Ceramic Arts

2014                 Vice President of Cerama, Ceramic Student Organization at UNC-Charlotte

2013                 President of Cerama