Heidi Casto

Helena, MT

937-689-5363

heidi@heidicasto.com

www.heidicasto.com

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Education

M.F.A.                         The University of Iowa, 2011, Studio Art, Ceramics Major, Drawing Minor

M.A.                             The University of Iowa, 2010, Studio Art, Ceramics Major, Drawing Minor

B.F.A.                          The Ohio State University, 2002, Ceramics
Juried Exhibitions

2012

Clay? IV, Kirkland Arts Center, Seattle, Washington, Jurried by Doug Jeck, Akio Takamori, and Jamie Walker.

Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2011

New Work, two person exhibition at The Quad Cities International Airport, Moline, IL.

Juried by The Quad Cities Arts Council, Davenport, IA. May-June, 2011.

NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

2010

The Seventh Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio,

Philadelphia, PA.

Solo Exhibitions

2011

Reflections on Motherhood, an MFA Thesis Exhibition, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

2010

The Animals She Becomes, The Armature Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

Selected Exhibitions

2011

The University of Iowa 2011 MFA Graduates Exhibition, Market-Dubuque Space, Iowa City, IA.

2010

New Work: Iowa MFAs, Market-Dubuque Space, Iowa City, IA.

A Body in Transition, two person exhibition, The Armature Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

The University of Iowa Center for The Book Spring Open Exhibition, Iowa City, IA.

The University of Iowa MA group Exhibition, Market-Dubuque Space, Iowa City, IA.

CLAYperView, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

Story of She: Copulation and Medication, two person exhibition, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

2009

Hot Dogs for FEMA, Market-Dubuque Space, Iowa City, IA.

The University of Iowa Graduate Ceramics Exhibition, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

Activation: 3D Interactions, Market-Dubuque Space, Iowa City, IA.

New Work: Iowa MFAs, Eve Drewelowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

2008

AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

2003-2007

Red Bridge Pottery Studio Gallery, Troy, OH.

2002

Making Memories, BFA Exhibition, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Publications

2011

Ceramics Monthly Magazine, September, 2011: featured images and article citation from the 2011 NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, images of work in exhibition.

Reflections on Motherhood, thesis submitted in conjunction with M.F.A. degree in Studio Art, The University of Iowa.

2009

The Night the Jallys Roam, by Melissa Lembruggen, Clay Bridges Publications, Illustrator.

2008

iStorytime, illustrations for commercial iPod and iPod Touch application.

Teaching and Professional Experience

2008 – 2011

Instructor of Record, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Taught Ceramics I, Ceramics II, Exploring Forms in Clay I and Exploring Forms in Clay II. Developed syllabi and course content for handbuilding and throwing courses with full grade book responsibility.

2007-2008

High School Art and Seminar Teacher, Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, IA.

Taught and developed curriculum for courses in Drawing, Ceramics, Recycled Textiles, Photography and Freshman Seminar.

2007-2008

Facilities Assistant and Ceramics Lab Technician, Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, IA

Art Studio and facilities maintenance, upkeep of ceramic specific facilities and kilns.

2007

Kiln Design and Construction, Scattergood Friends School, West Branch, IA.

50 Cubic foot propane fired Minnesota Flat-Top Kiln.

2006-2007

Studio Artist, Red Bridge Pottery, Troy, OH.

2003-2007

Owner/operator, Red Bridge Pottery, Troy, OH.

2003

Studio and Kiln Construction, Red Bridge Pottery, Troy, OH.

Complete planning, construction and operation of a production pottery studio, including the design and construction of a 50 cubic foot wood fired kiln and a 35 cubic foot propane fired kiln.

2002-2006

High School Art Teacher, Troy Christian High School, Troy, OH.

Taught and completely restructured curriculum for Intro to Art, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics and Portfolio Development. Directed annual Arts Festival.

Awards

2011

Glen Nelson Award, The University of Iowa Ceramics Department.

2009

The University of Iowa Research Fellowship, fellowship awarded for study in the Arts by The Graduate College of The University of Iowa.