Soe Yu Nwe:Portfolio Biography
Born in 1989, Myanmar.
2015 MFA Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
2013 BFA Studio Art, Albion College, Albion, MI
2016 Ways of Clay: Perspectives Toward the Future, The 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, National Gallery of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (pending)
The Tree of life: the 4th Southeast Asian Ceramics Exhibition, Ayala Museum,
Makati, Philippines (pending)
Ceramic Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI (pending)
Me and My Arrow, ZieherSmith, New York City, NY
22nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Arts, Korean Cultural
Center, Los Angeles, CA (Jurors: Max Presneill and David Bailery) (Catalouge)
Nature Gone Wrong, Drive-By Projects, Watertown, MA
Solo Exhibition, The Self Reconfigured, Munro Gallery, Albion College, MI
2015 Two Persons Exhibition, Dialectics of Self, A. Thomas Ferreira Gallery, California
State University, Long Beach, CA (Collaboration with Jungmok Lee)
12th Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Spring Wound (Graduate Thesis Exhibition), Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, The Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN of Earth (locally generated NCECA Exhibition), Anchor Providence,
Providence, RI, Risky, Metcalf Galleries, RISD, Providence, RI
Risky, Metcalf Galleries, RISD, Providence, RI
Paper Chaser, Memorial Hall Gallery, RISD, Providence RI
The 30th Positive Negative National Juried Art Exhibit, PN 30 Curated: Uncanny Valley,
The Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN (Juror: Dr.
Mika Yoshitake) (Catalogue)
2014 Biomimicry, Science Center, Brown University, Providence, RI (Catalogue)
Steal This Art, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
College Collective, Firehouse Gallery, Genesee Pottery, NY (Jurors: Will Contino, Mitch Messina)
Just Kiln Me, Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
The Jenks Society for the Lost Museum in collaboration with artist Mark Dion, Rhode Island Hall,
Providence, RI (Catalogue)
2013 Ceramic Triennial, Woods-Gerry Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI
Albion College Senior Art Major Exhibition, Albion College, MI
The Michigan Mud Juried Student Competition, Michigan Ceramic Arts Association, Delta College, MI
2012 Michigan Ceramics: 2012 Biennial Exhibition and Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
Robison Gallery, Birmingham, MI (Juror: John Glick)
Michigan Small Colleges Art Exhibition, Oliver College, Olivet, MI
2011 Michigan Mud 2011 Juried Student Show, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan Small Colleges Art Exhibition, Adrian College, Adrian, MI
RESIDENCE AND FELLOWHIPS
Jingdezhen International Studio Residency, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China, Feb-Apr 2017 (Pending)
The 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale Residency Program, Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov 2016 (Pending)
Summer Visiting Artist, California State University, Long Beach, CA, Jun-Aug 2016
Philip C.Curtis Artist-in-Residence, Albion College, Albion, MI, Feb-Apr 2016
Ceramic Wintersession Resident Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, Jan-Feb 2016
Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Nov 2015
The Friends of Lake Burton Distinguished Fellow, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, GA, Sep-Oct 2015 (Catalogue)
Visiting Artist, California State University, Long Beach, CA, Summer-Fall 2015
Working Artist in Residence (WARP), ArtPark, Lewistion, NY, June 2015 (Catalogue)
Graduate School of the Arts Fellowship, Ceramic Department, RISD, RI (2013-2015)
Artist/Writer Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2015)
Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (FURSCA) Grant, Narratives on “House” and “Sleep”, Albion College, MI (Spring 2013)
FURSCA Grant, The Ceramic Process: an Artistic Inquiry, Albion College, MI (2012)
FURSCA Grant, The Ceramic Art Process and Symbology, Albion College, MI (2011)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Artistic Selection Awards, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA (2016)
Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship, AICAD, 2016 (nominated)
Ceramic Wintersession Residency Award, Ceramic Department, RISD, RI (2015)
The Friends of Lake Burton Distinguished Fellowship, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Science, GA (2015)
Toby Devan Lweis Award, RISD, RI, Spring 2015 (nominated)
Clay Club Scholarship, RISD, RI (2014-2015)
Departmental Representative for Art School Haystack Collaborative, Ceramic Department, RISD, RI (2014)
RISD Scholarship, Ceramic Department, RISD, RI (2013-2015)
Outstanding Senior Art Major Award, Albion College, MI (2013)
Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Albion College, MI (2013)
Scholarship Award, Michigan Ceramic Art Association, MI (2012)
Third Place Award, Michigan Small Colleges Exhibition, Olivet College, MI (2012)
Honorable Mention, Michigan Small Colleges Exhibition, Olivet College, MI (2012)
Outstanding Ceramic Entry, Runyon Pottery Award, Michigan Ceramic Art Association, MI (2012)
Williemae Cheek Endowed Scholarship, Albion College, MI (2011-2013)
Albion College International Scholarship, Albion College, MI (2009-2013)
2017 Symposium Artist Lecture, The Ceramic View: Symposium for Modern Ceramic Art, location
2016 Participating Artist (Installation), Curated by Moe Satt,
Beyond Pressure Public Art Festival, Yangon, Myanmar, Dec (pending)
2016 Presentation “Personal Mythology: Cross-cultured Beings”, Ayala Museum, Philippine, Dec (pending)
2016 Demonstration: “Hand building Biomorphic forms”, Ayla Museum, Philippine, Dec (pending)
2016 Artist’s Talk, Myanmar/ art Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar, Sep (pending)
2016 Artist’s Lecture, Long Beach City, College, Aug (pending)
2016 Auction Artist, Hambidge Art Auction and Field Experiment Gala, The Hambidge Center, Arp 23.
2016 Artist Lecture, “The Self Reconfigured, Albion College, Mar 15.
2016 Presentation “Professional Practice and Development”, Albion College, Mar 4.
2016 Visiting Artist’s Lecture, Winter session Ceramic Residency, RISD2016
2016 Setting Up Professional Practices/Case Study Interactive & RISD Alumni Panel, New York
Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fine Arts Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Jan30.
2015 Visiting Artist’s Lecture, California State University, Long Beach, Nov 20.
2015 Artist’s Talk, The Great ARTDoors Festival, The Hambidge Center, Oct 10.
2015 Artist’s Lecture, Ceramics: Form and Surface class by Lauren Skelly, RISD, Wintersession.
2013 “Narratives on House”, The 2013 Elkin R. Issac Student Research Symposium, Albion College.
Kalish, Lillain, “Hands on Prominent artist returns to Golden Land”, The Myanmar Times, 27 Spe 2016.
“Josh Jefferson and More @ ZieherSmith in NYC”, Juxtapox Art & Culture Magazine, 15 Jul 2016.
The Albion Review: National Undergraduate Literary Journal. Saline: McNaughton and Gunn. 2016
(also in 2013 and 2012).
Gonzalez, Suzy, and Minter, Elle., eds. Yes, Ma’am, Issue 09, 2016
New, So Yu and Jason Martin. “ The Patroness”, Modern American Prints from the Albion College Collection. S1.: Celandine, 2015 36-40 print
Maloni, Joshua. Artpark is Putting the Art back in the Park, Niagara Frontier Publications, 19 Jun 2015
RISDXYZ, Spring /Summer 2015, RISD Alumni Magazine. Jun 2015.
Dabowski, Collin. “New Program Aims to put “Art” backin Artpark”, Buffalo News. 6 Jun 2015.
Nwe,Soe Yu, “The Self Reconfigured” (2015). Masters Thesis, RISD. 30 May 2015.
Silander, Liisa. Great Big Show Now Opens, Our RISD, a place to show and tell. RISD. 19 May 2015.
Creative Quarterly 39 runner-up, Online Gallery. 2015.(also in 2013)
Frasca, Jacqueline, ed. East Coast Ink: Roots. Issue 006. 20 Mar 2015.6,25,40-42,47-48. Print.
Solondz, Simone. Soe Yu New MFA’15 Critique Review. Our RISD, a place to show and tell. RISD. 16 Dec 2014.
Crocker, Abigail. “Ceramics for the Self.” RISD News. 2 Dec 2014.
Crocker, Abigail. “Exploring Life in a Drop of Water.” RISD News. 9 Sep 2014.
RISD Portfolios online Gallery, Featured on17 Mar 2014.
“New Receives Statewide Ceramics Award.” Albion College News.19 Jul 2012. Albion Collage.
Weber, Jake. “Albion Art Student Wins Prize at Michigan Mud Biennial.” Albion Collage News. 11 Nov 2011.
Quizon, Derek. “Liberal Arts Colleges Attract Burmese Students.” USA TODAY EDUCATION. 25 Jul2011.
Wintersession 2015, Ceramic Sculpture: Nature, Ritual and Self, Instructor of Record, RISD
Wintersession 2014, Realistic and Trompe L’oeil Ceramics, Co-instructor with Adriel Tong, RISD
Spring 2015, Ceramic Sculpture: Non-majors, Teaching Assistant to Jan Holocomb, RISD
Fall 2014, Drawing Takes Form, Teaching Assistant to Frank Bosco, RISD
Spring 2014, Clay in Context, Teaching Assistant to Katy Schimert and Lawrence Bush, RISD
Fall 2013, Slipcast Ceramic Object, Teaching Assistant to Frank Bosco, RISD
Fall 2012, Ceramics I, Teaching Assistant to Lynne Chytilo, Albion College
Spring 2012, Video Art, Teaching Assistant to Anne Barber, Albion College
Art Jury, The Albion Review (Spring 2016)
Information Officer, Rhode Island School of Design (Fall 2013-Spring 2015)
Gallery Assistant, Bobbit Visual Art Center, Albion College (Jan-May 2013)
Artist Assistance to mixed-media Artist, Rory Golden (Spring 2012)
Art Club’s Vice President, Albion College (Fall 2010- Spring 2011)
English (fluent in speech, reading and writing), Myanmar (fluent in speech, reading and writing, Mandarin (fluent in speech, competent in reading), and Thai (conversational proficiency)
LIST OF REFERENCE
Katy Schiment, Chair and Associate Professor of Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (917) 968-4971, Email: [email protected]
Tony Marsh, Chair of Ceramics Department, California State University, Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 895-7705, Email: [email protected]
Anne McCauley, Professor and Chair of Art and Art History Department, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224
Phone: (269) 317-0708, Email: [email protected]