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Beth Lindenberger

Beth Lindenberger

Ceramic

I am not so interested in copying nature, but responding to it. Structures, fragments, systems, referencing objects large and small; microscopic, telescopic, and that which can be viewed by the naked eye. Shapes and forms relating to the real world, symbolic of the microscopic world, suggesting their ecology and morphology.

My forms and surfaces are based on microscopic organisms and objects of pro-generation: engaging, interacting, affecting and suggesting potential. Cells, seeds, and the pods from which they emerge, are the connection to the continuation of a species. Some sharp and foreboding, others voluptuous and inviting, they create a narrative in the stages of their process. Made in both porcelain and red earthenware, the surfaces are sometimes glazed, shiny and soft, other times unglazed and dry. Where some are vignettes, others may be larger spatial compositions installed on a wall, often in response to the space occupied.  They change and are affected by their environment and each other. They are fragile, yet have delicate strength. Their mystery and attraction elevate them to a higher status, both in reality and metaphor. Forces are applied, relationships created. Whether seen as individuals or part of a system, not an animal or plant, I think of these pieces as part of a larger environment.

Beth is a studio artist and educator primarily working in clay, creating sculptural ceramic forms.  She has been working in clay for over 30 years, and has shown her work in various exhibitions nationally. Her experiences include adjunct faculty positions at The University of Akron (UA), Cuyahoga Community College and Kent State-Stark Campus, teaching Ceramics and 3-D Design.  She also teaches Clay classes to adults at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, and served on the Board of Trustees for over three years. She has worked as an artist in schools in Akron and Canton, and as an Artist in Residence for UA’s ARTSLIFT, having built a public sculpture with high school students at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. She has also attended various clay workshops, in addition to the professional conferences as a member of the National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts. Professional memberships include NCECA and Ohio Designer Craftsmen, and the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.

BOJUart donates a portion of each piece sold to this artist’s cause: Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. Their mission is to lead the effort to eliminate hunger in our community, the Foodbank has distributed over 346 million pounds of food equating to over 290 million meals throughout our 4,745 square mile service area, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack.

Spikey Ectocarp

White and Turquoise Scaled Vessel, Asymmetrical with Indents

EXHIBITIONS
2020 Ohio Designer Craftsmen BEST OF 2020, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH (to be rescheduled do to pandemic)
2020 Small Favors XV: Expanding the Field, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Ceramics Submerged, NCECA, BOJUart Pop-up Exhibition, Richmond VA
2019 Art Inspired, BOJUart Pop-Up, Richmond, VA
2019 Ohio Designer Craftsmen BEST OF 2019, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

2019 Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
2019 Carbon and Clay Original works by Richard Vaux and Beth Lindenberger, Peg’s Gallery, Peg’s Foundation, Hudson, OH
2018 Small Works, CORE NEW ART SPACE, Denver, CO
2018 52 Weeks 52 Works ACADEMY GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION Calendar and EXHIBITION at the Fawick Gallery, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH
2018 Fiber + Form: New Work by Charlotte Lees, Beth Lindenberger and Charity Thomas, Harris Stanton Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2018 Ohio Designer Craftsmen BEST OF 2018, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH, May 6 – June 24.  Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
2018 52 Weeks 52 Works ACADEMY GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION Calendar|
2017 MidWest Sculpture Exhibition, Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
2017 After The Pedestal, the 10th Exhibition of Small Sculpture from the Region, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
2017 Ohio Designer Craftsmen BEST OF 2017, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.  May 7–June 18; Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH
2017 Artists of Rubber City 27th Annual Juried Exhibition: Black and White, The Box gallery, Akron OH
2017 52 Weeks 52 Works ACADEMY GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION Calendar
2016 RARE EARTH: National Ceramics Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2016 National Exhibition: Galactic Pleasures, The Studio Door Gallery, San Diego, CA
2016 After the Pedestal, the 9th Exhibition of Small Sculpture from the Region, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
2016 FUSION: The Merging of Art and Science, Summit Artspace, Akron, OH
2016 Ohio Designer Craftsmen BEST of 2016, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
2016 Indiana University East 2016 National Juried Exhibition: Art + Science, Collaborative work, Honorable Mention
2016 44th Mid States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, Evansville, IN
2015 Pairings: Collaborative Works, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg CA
2015 Ohio Designer Craftsman BEST OF 2015, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH, Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH
2015 Small Favors X, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2015 52 Weeks 52 Works ACADEMY GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION Calendar
2015 Expressions In Clay, Peninsula Art Academy, Peninsula, OH
2014 From the Vault: 40 years, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron OH
2014 A Home for Joe, An Invitational Cup Show, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH
2014 3 Artists/3 Mediums, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, Hudson, OH
2014 Directors Choice:  CLAY… Not the Usual Suspects, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
2014 Ohio Designer Craftsmen BEST OF 2014, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH, The Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert, OH
2014 Bioforms + Microcosms, Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron OH
2014 13th ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED CUP SHOW, KSU Downtown Gallery Kent, OH
2014 FRESH 10th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Summit Artspace, Akron, OH
2014 52 Weeks 52 Works ACADEMY GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION Calendar
2013 12th ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED CUP SHOW, KSU Downtown Gallery Kent, OH
2012 37 DAYS: Ephemeral Sculpture, Summit ArtSpace, Akron, OH
2012 GATHERING SIGNALS, North Canton Library Little Art Gallery, North Canton, OH
2012 Faculty Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2014 Faculty Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2012 SYNAPSE COLLABORATION, ACTIONLINK Headquarters, Akron, OH
2011 NEW WORLD:  places + form, Sculpture, Drawings and Installation, Main Hall Art Gallery, Kent State Stark Campus, North Canton, OH
2010 Faculty Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2009 FRESH & WITTY, Summit ArtSpace, Akron, OH
2009 Faculty Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH2008 THROWBACK: Ceramic Revolution, Ellis Armory, Pittsburgh, PA, NCECA Conference
2008 Faculty Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2007 ALL THE DIFFERENCE: Works in Clay , Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
2007 FRESH ART, Summit Artspace, Akron OH
2006 SEEKING SHIBUI: Handmade dinnerware, Cuyahoga Community College-West, Parma, OH
2006 ARTSLIFT Artist, Solo Exhibition, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2006 Faculty Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH
2005 DIRECTION and DISCOVERY (a two person show), SummitArtspace, Akron, OH
2005 ESTIMATING TERRAIN GEOMETRY: Interpreting Place (two person show), Cuyahoga Community College-West, Parma, OH
2005 Faculty Exhibition, University of Akron, Akron, OH2004 PERSONAL GUARDIANS: Ceramic Sculpture, Kent State University, Stark Campus, North Canton, OH
2004 Faculty Show, Tri-C West, Parma, OH
2003 Faculty Show, Tri-C West, Parma, OH
2002 Faculty Show, Tri-C West, Parma, OH
2001 Faculty Show, Tri-C West, Parma, OH
2000 Faculty Show, Tri-C West, Parma, OH
1999 Faculty Show, Tri-C West, Parma, OH
1998 Faculty Show, Tri-C West, Parma, OH
1997 Ceramic Sculptures (a one person show), Kent State-Stark Campus, North Canton, OH
1996 Distant Shores ( a two person show), Little Art Gallery, North Canton Public Library, North Canton, OH
1996 THE POWER OF IF; Ways of Knowing, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
1994 UBI ROI; Learning Through the Arts, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
1994 Women’s Perspective on the Environment, Atrium, Guzzeta Hall, University of Akron, Akron, OH
1993 COURAGE, Art at the Powerhouse and EIO Gallery in the Flats, Cleveland, OH
1993 Two-Person Show, Gallery 732, Akron Women’s City Club, Akron, OH
1993 Ceramic Mural, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH (Collaborative work of Group See, designers, creators, and installers of mural)
1992 DISCOVERY/REDISCOVERY Exhibition, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
1992 Group See Collaboration, Grand Exchange Gallery, Akron, OH
1991 Group See Exhibition, Kent State-Stark Campus, North Canton, OH
1991 Drawing Now, Kent State-Stark Campus, North Canton, OH
1990 Stark County Artists Juried Exhibition, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH
1989 Fine Arts Association Annual Juried Exhibition, The School of Fine Arts, Willoughby, OH
1989 MAY SHOW, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1988 MAY SHOW, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1988 “Sur la Table”, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Landerhaven Country Club, Beachwood, OH
1987 Three Rivers Art Festival Juried Exhibition, PPG Building, Pittsburgh, PA
1987 Stark County Artists Juried Exhibition, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH
1986 MAY SHOW, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
1985 Juried Student Show, Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron; Honorable Mention and Purchase Award, Akron, OH
1983 Juried Student Scholarship Show, Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron; Art Department Scholarship, Akron, OH
1981 Juried Student Show, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH
1980 Juried Student Show, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH, First Place Sculpture
1979 Juried Student Show, Lakeland Community College, Mentor, OH, First Place Sculpture

HONORS and AWARDS
2016 Indiana University East 2016 National Juried Exhibition: Art + Science, Collaborative Sculpture, Honorable Mention, Richmond, IN
2001 Summit Education Initiative Celebrate the Stars: Partners in Education Award and Grant for Tile Murals, Akron, OH
2001 Akron Public Schools School Improvement Volunteer Recognition Award (In-school art and tile installations), Akron, OH
1984 Pi Beta Phi Annual Scholarship Award; Tuition to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts Ceramics, University of Akron, Magna Cum Laud 1985

 

 

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