Michelle D. Coakes - Resume

 Education:

1987 -  Master of Fine Art (Ceramics), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

1985 – Master of Art (Ceramics), Northern Illinois University.

1982 – Bachelor of Fine Art (Ceramics), Northern Illinois University.

1980 – Associate of Science (Education), Waubonsee Community

College, Sugar Grove, IL.

Additional Post-Graduate Work at Wichita State University, KS and

University of Southern Maine, ME.

Experience:

2002-2018                   Professor, Art, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL. (Now Retired)

2013-present             Owner, Bad Wolf Pottery, Taylorville, IL.

Spring 2002                Visiting Assistant Professor, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA.

1997-2001                   Assistant Professor, (non-tenure track) University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

1995-1997                   Instructor, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL.

1991-1995                   Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green.

1989-1991                   Artist-in-Residence, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL.

Related Experience: 

2014, 2017      Juror, “Art Spectacular at the Carillon” Fine Art & Craft Fair, Springfield, IL

1998                Author, “Creative Pottery:  A Step by Step Guide and Showcase”  Published by Rockport Publishers, Gloucester, MA.  144 pages.  (Textbook)

1998                Curator, “Kentucky Teaches Clay” exhibit, Belknap Gallery, Univ. of Louisville.

1997                Instructor,  Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN.

1993                Curator, "Contemporary Traditions:  Work of Kentucky's Craftspeople" Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY.

1993                Curator, "Under 40: National Crafts Invitational" Fine Arts Gallery, WKU.

1992                Instructor, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN.

 Shows & Exhibitions (in the last 15 years):

2018   

"Images of Illinois” (Photography) 1st Place, Altered Images Category, Regional, Juried, Springfield Art Assoc., Springfield, IL.

“Shapes of Influence” National, Juried, Springfield Art Assoc., Springfield, IL.

“A Fire Within” (1 Person Show) Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

2017   

“Connections” Regional, Juried Exhibit Robert Morris Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2016   

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

2015   

“In the Kitchen” National, Juried Exhibit, Hood College, Frederick, MD.

“River2River”  Regional, Juried Ceramics Exhibit, The Ceramics Center, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.   

“21st Annual N.A. Smith Pottery Competition” National, Juried Exhibit, Cape Fear Studios, Cape Fear, NC.

“Small World”  Trutter Museum, LLCC, Springfield, IL.

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

“Illinois State Fair Professional Competition”, Springfield, IL.

“Open Studio Exhibit” (2 Person Show), Coakes Studio, Chicago, IL.

“Further” Applebee Gallery, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL.

2014   

"Artisan Gallery Invitational", WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL.

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

“Clay3 National Juried ShowWarrenville, IL.

2013   

“Conflux” Applebee Gallery, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL.

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

2011   

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

2009   

One Person Show, Rockford College Gallery, Rockford, IL

One Person Show, Access Gallery, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL

“Jacksonville/Springfield Art Faculty Exhibit”  MacMurray College,

Jacksonville, IL

“Lincoln Invitational Art Show” Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL

“Under His Guidance: Mazanowski’s MFA’s” Rockford College, Rockford, IL

“Three Amigos” Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL

2008   

“Clay3  Clayspace Gallery, Warrenville, IL

“Objects of Desire”  Artisan Gallery, WomanMade, Chicago, IL

“Global Positioning/China” Jingdezhen Ceramic Inst, Jingdezhen, China

2007   

“Out of the Fire” Living Art & Science Center, Lexington, KY     

“Skin: New Work” Houchens Gallery, University of Illinois-Springfield.

2006   

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

2005   

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

2004   

“New Work/Nine States” Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

 “Area Faculty Exhibit” Hoaglund Center for the Arts, Springfield, IL.   

“Faculty Show” Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Comm. College, Springfield, IL. 

“Validating the Object” Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Workshops, Publications, Lectures, etc.:

2009    Lecture, Taylorville Arts Association, Taylorville, IL.

1998     Creative Pottery.  (Author)  Gloucester, MA: Rockport Publishers, 1998. 

1996     Lecture, Kishwaukee Community College, Malta, IL.

1995     Article/Review, of work, Ceramics: Art & Perception, (Oct./Nov. 1995)

1994     Workshop/Lecture, Berea College, Berea, KY.

1994     Article, "Brick Heaven" published in Ceramics Monthly. (Oct. 94)

1993     Workshop/Lecture, Western Kentucky Univ.'s Women's Conference Speaker.