Current Works 2000-2010 1990's 1980's
Kiln Building 2015 Void 2014 Journey Well 2015

Keith A. Bryant

 

Selected Shows

 

2018   "Leaf Boats" installer 3/12/18-9/20/19 Tuscawilla Art Park, Ocala, FL

           "Hues On The Horzion", Dalton Gallery, Rock Hill, SC (Three Artist Show)

            33rd Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir, NC (Honorble Mention)

            Faculty Biennial, Rowe Arts Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2017   "Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River", New River State Park, 221 Access, Laurel Springs, NC

           32nd Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir, NC

2016   "Current Wroks", Perimeter College Main Fine Arts Gallery, Clarkston, GA (Solo Show)

            31st Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir, NC (First Place Award)

            Faculty Biennial, Rowe Arts Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

            Workhouse Clay Interntional 2016, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA

2015    30th Annual Positive Negative National Juried Art Exhibit, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 

            30th Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir, NC

2014    Faculty Biennial, Rowe Arts Gallery, University of North Carolina Charoltte, Charlotte, NC

            29th Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir, NC

2013    28th Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir, NC

2012    Faculty Biennial, Rowe Arts Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC          

            27th Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill, Walking Park, Lenoir, NC

2011    26th Annual Sculpture Celebration, Broyhill Walking Park, Lenoir, NC

2009    Faculty Biennial, Rowe Arts Gallery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

2007    Clay On The Wall: 2007 Clay National, Texas Tech University School of Art, Lubbock, TX

            Tristate Members Show, Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC

            Faculty Show, Rowe Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

2006    Outbox, Pease Auditorium Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC (solo)

2005    Faculty Show, Rowe Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2003    Faculty Show, Rowe Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2002    Faculty Show, Rowe Art Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2001    Ceramics by Southeastern Artist, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

            Reconstructing Eden: Looking at the Contemporary American Landscape, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2000    Artist of Charlotte, Fayetteville Museum Of Art, Fayetteville, NC

            10th Annual Waterworks Visual Arts Center Regional Exhibition, Waterworks Art Center, Salbury, NC

            A Loan @ ECU, Mendenhall Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (solo)

            Faculty Show, Rowe Art Gallery, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Chalroltte, NC                                    

            Clay My Way, CPCC Art Gallery, Centeral Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC (solo)

1999    Three Artists, Beam Visual Arts Center Gallery, Gaston College, Dallas, NC

            Vision Explosion, Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC            

            Infusion Exhibit, Herman Miller Design Yard, Holland, MI

            Agitating Utopia, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles county Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

            Collision of Cool, Network Gallery, Pontiac, MI

1998    CPCC at Queens, Queens College, Charlotte, NC

1997    Clay On The Wall, FOVA Gallery Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

            Context Show, Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau, Charlotte, NC

            Hot & Hotter, CPCC Art Gallery, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

1996    Annual Monarch National Ceramic Competition, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL

            Claynormous At Carillon, Charlotte, NC

            Grant Work ’96, Art Vivant, Charlotte, NC (solo)

            Eleventh Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo  Museum Of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX

1995    The ’95 Clay Matters Show, Village Gallery, Waxhaw, NC

            Faculty Show, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

            Species, Context, Charlotte, NC

            Art Automat, Context, Charlotte, NC

1994    Faculty Show, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

            Contemporary Forms in Ceramics A Regional Survey, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

1993    Carolina Clay Competition, Pope Gallery, Charlotte, NC

            Dog/Bones, Central Piedmont Community College Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC

            Members Show, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC (Best of Show)

1992    Invitational Show, Ursa Major, Charlotte, NC                

            The Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

            Lotsa Clay III, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA            

            Formations Organic, Winthrop Gallery II, Winthrop College, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Rock Hill, SC (solo)

1991    Works In Clay VII, Wichita Falls Museum & Art Center, Wichita Falls, TX

            The Return Of The Magnificent Seven, Rococo Fish, Charlotte, NC

            Sixth Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX            

            Two Person Show, Rococo Fish, Charlotte, NC

1990    Uncommon Clay, Koster Gallery, Cincinnati, OH    

            C & S Bank-Florence Museum State-Wide Art Competition, Florence Museum, Florence, SC                            

            Positive/Negative, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN                                    

1989    Vista High Light III, Columbia, SC

            Recent Works, Huntington Gallery, Sloan College, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

            “Urban Archeology”, Great Lakes Gallery Chicago, Chicago, IL

            Summer Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Broomfield Hills, MI

            Michigan Ceramics’89, Jean Paul Sluser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

            Re-formations, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum Broomfield Hills, MI

            Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Students, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1988    Faculty/Staff Show, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

            The Clay Cup, Student Center Craft Shop, Southern Illinois University At Carbondale, IL

1987    Clay At PCA, Crafts Gallery, Philadelphia College of Art Philadelphia, PA

 

Awards

 

1999    Part-time Teaching Merit Award, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

1995    Emerging Artists Grant, Arts & Science Council- Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Inc. Charlotte, NC

1993    Best of Show, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC

            Return To Industry Grant, Staff Development, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

1987    Mary B. Bishop & Francis S. Merritt Scholarship, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

 

Selected Publications and Reviews

 

1997    Sikes, Toni Fountain, “The Best Of New Ceramic Art” Hand Books Inc., Madison, Wisconsin                                    

1996    Patterson, Tom. “Claynormous” exhibit has, yes big sculptures. The Charlotte Observer, September 29, 1996

            Grau, Jane. Bigger Than Life. Creative Loafing, September 1996

1992    Up Front, Ceramics Monthly, Vol. 40, Number 10, December 1992    

            Gironda, Belle. Critical Passage, Creative Loafing, Vol. 6, Number 13, June 20, 1992. P.17

            Seawright, Sandy. Summer Art Openings: Crawling Into June On North Davidson, Break, June 3, p.22

1991    Gironda, Belle. Bridging The Cleft, Creative Loafing, Vol.5, November 17, July 20. P. 4

            Seawright, Sandy. About Town, Break, Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, p. 17

1990    Bryant, Keith. “Cats On A Leash”, South Carolina crafts Association, Vol. 7, No. 35, June/July.

 

Selected Commissions

 

    Dr. Linda Reed, Golden, CO

    Dr. Walter & Mary Beaver, Charlotte, NC

    Duvall Investment Group, Charlotte, NC

 

Selected Collections

 

    Philadelphia College of Art Study Collection, Philadelphia, PA

    Colorado State University Study Collection, Ft. Collins, CO

    Springfield Museum Of History and Crafts, Springfield, VT

    Winthrop College Study Collection, Rock Hill, SC

    Monarch Tile, Inc., Florence, AL

    Duke Power Co., Charlotte, NC

    Vantas Co., Charlotte, NC

    ICL Inc., Charlotte, NC

 

 

Education

 

1989    Masters of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Broomfield Hills, MI

1987    Resident Artist, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1985    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

 

 

Teaching Positions 

 

2000-Present

    Lecturer, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC.  Teach 3-D Design, Sculpture 1, Hand Building, Ceramic Sculpture, Advance Ceramics and Topics in Ceramics. 

 

1999    

    Adjunct Professor, 3-D Design, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

 

1990-2000

     Instructor of Ceramics, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC. Instructor for all levels of ceramic and topics in ceramics. Additional areas of      instruction: sculpture, art appreciation, drawing 1, 2-D & 3-D Design.

 

1989  

     Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina Columbia, SC.  Instructor for beginning hand building.

 

1987    

     Teaching Assistant, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Assist molding making and slip casting class.

 

 

Workshops & Other Instruction Positions

 

1998    Test Kiln Building Workshop, Carolina Clay Matters, Charlotte, NC

 

1994    Japan Now Curriculum Training Seminar, Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC

 

1990    Instructor of Ceramics, Division of Continuing Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia.

 

            Workshop Instructor, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC

 

1983    Instructor of Ceramics, Ft. Collins Parks & Recreation, Ft. Collins, CO.

 

 

Studio Management Positions

 

2000-Present

       Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC. Responsible for all aspects of the ceramic and sculpture studios.

 

1990-2000 

     Lab Facilitator, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC.  Responsible for all aspects of running the ceramic studio.

                                        

1988-1989    

    Kiln & Equipment Manager, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Supervise kiln reconstruction, repairing and maintaining gas and electric kilns, order equipment.

 

 

Assisting Artists and Programs

 

1988    Assistantship, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Glatenburg, TN. Give hand building demos. Assist with pit firing; mix clay & glazes, gallery maintenance.

 

1987    Kiln Building Assistant, For Tom Diming on Cranbrook Academy of Art car kiln rebuild and new instructors kiln.

 

            Studio Monitor, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, MI. Assist throwing instructor, load and fire salt kiln.

 

1986    Anagama Firing Assistant, For Jack Troy

 

1983    Studio Assistant, For Richard DeVore, Summer Session, Colorado State     University

 

 

 Juror Opportunities 

 

2015    Juror, 2015 Winter Show, Morrisville Art Center, Morrisville, NC

 

2012    Awards Judge, National Art Program Exhibition, Charlotte Government Center, Charlotte, NC

 

2004    Juror, 2004 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games Silver Arts Visual/Heritage Arts

                                        

1998    Juror, University of South Carolina Student Show, Columbia SC

                                        

1995    Juror, 1995 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games Silver Arts Visual/Heritage Arts    

                                    

1994    Juror, Matthew Art Fest, Matthews, NC

                                        

1992    Juror, “On My Own Time”, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC

 

 

Visiting Artist Experiences & Panels Participation

 

2001    Educators Panel, Celebrating Carolina Clay, The Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC

 

1998     Visiting Artist, Ceramics Department, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

 

1989    Visiting Artist, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC

 

 

Leadership Positions

 

1988    President, Studio Council, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

1984    Steering Committee Member, nonprofit Art of Peace.

 

 

Service Positions

 

2012-2017   

      Co-advisor, CERMA, student clay club, University North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

 

2000-01

     Advisory Committee, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

 

1999-2000 

     Part-time Liaison, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC