CURRICULUM VITAE.

EDUCATION
2008 MFA: CERAMICS, The State University of New York at New Paltz
1998 BFA: STUDIO ART, University of Montana − Missoula
1993 – 95 University of Toledo, OH (Fine Arts Program)

GRANTS & AWARDS
2015 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP: CONTEMPORARY CRAFT, Maine Arts Commission
2013 RUTH & HAROLD CHENVEN FOUNDATION GRANT, New York, NY
2013 AWARD FINALIST, Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 EMERGING ARTIST GRANT, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, MA
2008 BEST OF SHOW2008 Best of SUNY Art Student Exhibition Series, The New York State Museum, Albany, NY
2007 GRADUATE SCHOOL RESEARCH GRANT, SUNY − New Paltz, NY
2004 MAINE ARTS COMMISSIONSpreads, Bates Mill, Lewiston, ME
1998 WALTER J. HOOK SCHOLARSHIP, University of Montana − Missoula
1998 BEST OF SHOWCeramic & Sculpture Juried Exhibit, Art Annex Gallery, University of Montana − Missoula

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 JONATHAN MESS: RECLAIM, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, (catalogue)
2013 JONATHAN MESS: LAYERS, Saccarappa Gallery, Westbrook, ME
2011 TRACES: NEW WORK BY JONATHAN MESS, Two Point Gallery, Portland, ME
2010 JONATHAN MESS, Åarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME
2009 LANDFILLS AND BY-PRODUCTS, Two Point Gallery, Portland, ME
2009 JONATHAN MESS, Highwater Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 SPREADS, Maine’s Creative Economy Conference commissioned installation, Bates Mill, Lewiston, ME

SELECTED INVITATIONAL & JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2018 PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART BIENNIAL 2018, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, (curated by Nat May) (UPCOMING)
2017 MATERIALITY: THE MATTER OF MATTER, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME
2017 THE CERAMICS SHOW, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, (curated by Corey Daniels, Sarah Bouchard)
2017 INTIMATE ABSTRACTIONS, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Oakland, CA, (curated by Nancy Selvin)
2017 SYMBIOSIS: CREATIVE EXCHANGE BETWEEN KATE & JONATHAN MESS, The Good Supply, Pemaquid, ME
2017 VISCERAL, Coates & Scarry, Gallery 8, London, England, UK, (curated by Mark Surridge)
2016 CONT{R}ACT EARTH —FIRST CENTRAL CHINA INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNALE, Henan Museum,  Zhengzhou City, China, (curated by Wendy Gers, [catalogue])
2016 RECLAIM REPROCESS, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT, (curated by Ruth Sutcliffe, Sallie Baldwin)
2016 3 GALLERIES. 8 WALLS., Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, (curated by Corey Daniels, Sarah Bouchard)
2016 ABSTRACT NARRATIVES, Engine, Biddeford, ME, (curated by Jessica Buckley)
2015 ceramATTACK, Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis, MO, (juried)
2015 FALL EXHIBITION, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, (curated by Corey Daniels, Sarah Bouchard)
2015 FIRED UP, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME
2014 CRAFT FORMS 2014, Davenport Gallery, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, (juried by David McFadden, Bruce Pepich)
2014 THE FUTURES: THE NEXT GENERATION OF CERAMIC TRAILBLAZERS, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA
2014 TRANSFORMATION 9: CONTEMPORARY WORKS IN CERAMICS, THE ELIZABETH R. RAPHAEL FOUNDER’S PRIZE, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, (juried by Joshua Green, Jae Won Lee, Alexandra Raphael, Catherine Raphael, Janet McCall, Kate Lydon, [catalogue])
2014 CRITIC’S CHOICE: DANIEL KANY, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, (curated by Daniel Kany)
2013 THE UNEXPECTED, Max L. Jackson Gallery, Watkins Building, Queens University of Charlotte, NC
2013 TOUCH THE EARTH, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, (curated by Kristina Durocher)
2012 CMCA BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2012, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, (curated by Suzette McAvoy, Daphne Anderson-Deeds)
2012 HOMO FABER: MAN AS MAKERRemote
2011 LAND+SCAPE, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schacht Gallery, Schuylerville, NY, (curated by Liz Howe)
2011 MAKE•SHIFT, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY
2011 FINE CRAFTS EXHIBITION, River Arts Gallery II, Damariscotta, ME, (juried by Carl Little)
2010 FERTILE GROUND, Critical Santa Fe Symposium, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, (curated by Avra Leodas)
2010 ROOTED IN PLACE, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY, (curated by Brion Clinkingbeard)
2010 PATTERNS OF NATURE, Åarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME
2008 BEST OF SUNY ART STUDENT EXHIBITION, The New York State Museum, Albany, NY, *Best of Show*, (juried)
2008 FOCUS ON GENDER, Westchester County Courthouse, White Plains, NY
2008 REGIONAL STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION, NCECA 2008, Pittsburgh, PA, (juried)
2007 EVERYDAY OBJECTS IN ART, Montana Museum of Arts and Culture, Missoula, MT
2007 SUNY STUDENT ART EXHIBITION, State University Plaza, Albany, NY, (juried)
2007 site:SIGHT, New Paltz, NY
2005 AREA ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME, (juried)
2003 INNOVATIVE SCULPTURE, Carriage House Gallery, Portland, ME
2003 AREA ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME, (juried)
1999 TWICE TOUCHED, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH
1998 CERAMIC & SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, Art Annex, University of Montana – Missoula, (juried by Rudy Audio)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Edgar Allen Beem, “Making Art, Making a Life,” Down East, July 2017, Vol.63, No.12, pp.132-136.
“Wicked Meltability: A Conversation with Jonathan Mess,” Studio Potter, Sustainability Issue, Winter/Spring 2016, Vol.44, No.1. pp.3, 14-21
“Exposure,” Ceramics Monthly, December 2015. p.18
Erin Little, “Studio Tour: Maine Artist Jonathan Mess,” Erin Little Portfolio Blog, October 8, 2015
Ceramics Now, catalogue, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, 2015. p.3, 5-15
Mary Thomas, “Ceramics shine and challenge at Society for Contemporary Craft,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 17, 2014
Cynde Ferrill, “Jonathan Mess: Inspiring Lincoln Academy artist and teacher,” Aerie, Spring 2014. pp.18-21
Transformation NINE: Contemporary Works in Ceramics, The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition, catalogue, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2014. pp.40, 41
“2014 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artists,” Ceramics Monthly, May 2014. pp.45, 54
“Emerging Artists,” Maine Home + Design, April 2014. 124
“Exposure,” Ceramics Monthly, February 2014, pp.6, 14
Daniel Kany, “Art Review: Is there a new vein in abstract painting in Maine?,” Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, December 29, 2013
Bob Keyes, “Saccarappa Art Collective celebrate a year and then some,” Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, December 26, 2013
Daniel Kany, “Treat yourself to a fine Mess at a fine young gallery space,” Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, March 24, 2013
Stephanie Cardon, “CMCA Biennial in Rockport, Maine,” Big Red & Shiny, December 1, 2012
Suzanne Volmer, “CMCA Biennial Exhibition 2012,” Artscope, November/December 2012, Vol.7, No.5, pp.46-47
Daniel Kany, “Biennial backs up good looks with visceral subtext,” Maine Sunday Telegram, October 21, 2012
Nicholas Schroeder, “Sorting through the CMCA’s Biennial,” The Portland Phoenix, October 10, 2012
Daniel Kany, “Among the many at Stable, clay bubbles to the top,” Maine Sunday Telegram, August 12, 2012
Daniel Kany, “Everyone should see this show,” Maine Sunday Telegram, February 27, 2011
Brenda Bonneville, “Interview with Ceramic Artist Jonathan Mess,” Maine Art Scene, February 27, 2011
Kathryn M Davis, “Current Top Exhibitions in the Western United States,” The Huffington Post, November 12, 2010
Renee Lauzon, “Waste Nothing: Jonathan Mess at Two Point Gallery,” Portland Examiner, May 17, 2009
Marie Rossiter, “Creativity: In a class all by itself,” Sun Journal, March 26, 2006
Maine Arts Commission Mag: The official publication of the Maine Arts Commission, cover image and write-up, Summer 2004
Bob Keyes, “Artist’s run of the mill is anything but,” Maine Sunday Telegram, May 2, 2004
Carol Coultas, “It’s show time,” Sun Journal, April 25, 2004
Daniel Hartill, “Millwork to artwork: Artist renders ‘creative economy’ from Bates Mill remnants,” Sun Journal, April 12, 2004

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2009 – VISUAL ARTS EDUCATOR, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME
2008 – 09 VISUAL ARTS EDUCATOR, Sabbatical Replacement, Waynflete, Portland, ME
2008 INSTRUCTORClay: Dig It! Shape It! Fire It!, Something From Nothing, IS183, Stockbridge, MA
2007 INSTRUCTOR OF RECORDIntro Ceramics, Ceramic Handbuilding, SUNY − New Paltz, NY
2006 – 07 TEACHER’S ASSISTANTCeramic Handbuilding, Art Seminar, Art Seminar, SUNY − New Paltz, NY
1999 – 06 VISUAL ARTS EDUCATOR, Leavitt Area High School, Turner, ME
1999 – 01 VISUAL ARTS EDUCATOR, River Valley School, Turner, ME

RELATED EXPERIENCE
2013 – 2015  ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
1997 GALLERY ASSISTANT, Montana Museum of Arts and Culture, Missoula

VISITING ARTIST & LECTURES
2015 BANGOR HIGH SCHOOL, Artist Talk & Demos, Bangor, ME, Dec 10
2015 SUNY – PLATTSBURGH, Artist Talk, Plattsburgh, NY, Nov 8
2014 HARVARD CERAMICS PROGRAM, Workshop & Artist Talk, Allston, MA, May 1
2014 GREENWICH HOUSE POTTERY, Artist Talk, New York, NY, February 15
2013 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE MUSEUM OF ART, Artist Talk, Durham, NH, October 9
2012 CENTER FOR MAINE CONTEMPORARY ART, “Who Do You Love?”, Rockport, ME, November 18
2002 – 06 ANDROSCOGGIN CREATIVE ARTISTS PROGRAM, Lewiston, ME
2004 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE, Gorham, ME
2003 – 04 CENTRAL MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Auburn, ME

GALLERY AFFILIATION
COREY DANIELS GALLERY, Wells, ME