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Elaine Buss grew up in a wide-open space populated by fields and gardens in rural Lively Grove, Illinois. She received a BFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2010) and an MFA in Ceramics from The Ohio State University (2018). Her artistic practice has earned international support, including funded research into sacred spaces and artifacts during a residency at C.R.E.T.A.Rome in Rome, Italy. Elaine’s metaphorical approach to materials has garnered multiple recognitions, including Best in Show in the University of Montana’s International MFA Exhibition for her installation Wander | Wonder.  Elaine’s other awards include the Global Gateway Grant, The International Award for Visual and Performing Arts, both from Ohio State University, and an ArtistInc Fellowship from the Mid-America Arts Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently a Career Resident at Belger Crane Yard Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, where she continues her material research and sculptural practice.


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EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                

2018                 Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2010                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics, Summa Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville                          

                                    

TEACHING EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                         

2018-Present    Ceramics Instructor, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri

2017-2018     Arts Instructor, Summer Experience, Columbus Academy, Gahanna, Ohio

2015-2018        Graduate Teaching Associate, Instructor of Record, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

                                    Intro to High Fire SP16 / AU16 // Intro to Drawing SP17 // Intro to Low Fire AU17 / SP18

2015                Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University, Intermediate Ceramics AU15                               

2014-2015        Ceramics Instructor, 323 Clay, Independence, Missouri                      

2013               Lecturer, "Online Presence for Artists," Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina                         

2011-2013       Ceramics Instructor, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina

2011-2013       Children's Ceramics Instructor, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina

2011-2012         Head of Ceramics, High School Summer Program, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, Massachusetts     

2010              Assistant Head of Ceramics, High School Summer Program, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, Massachusetts

RESIDENCIES                                                                                                                                              

2018-Present     Belger Crane Yard Studios, Career Resident, Kansas City, Missouri

2016                  c.r.e.t.a.rome, Summer Artist in Residence, Rome, Italy

2015              Belden Brick Factory, Project Residency, Sugarcreek, Ohio

2013-2015        323 Clay, Resident Artist, Independence, Missouri

2013                  Art Farm, Short-Term Residency, Marquette, Nebraska

2011-2013       Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Resident Artist, Asheville, North Carolina

GRANTS AND HONORS                                                                                                                               

2019                Ceramic Monthly Emerging Artist 2019, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Westerville, Ohio

2018                Best in Show, Transplanted, University of Montana, International MFA Exhibition Online

2016                International Award for Visual & Performing Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

                         Arts and Humanities Research Grant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

                         Global Gateway Grant, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2015                 Artist, INC Fellowship, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, Missouri

2010                 Summa Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                                     

2018                 Excavate. Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2017                Sleep. Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2016                Still. Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

                         infinite:intangible. Bredin-Lee Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri. NCECA 2016

2011                 Common Infinities.  Lotus Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

                        Featured Artist.  Gallery 101, Collinsville, Illinois

2010                 Corpus Callosum.  Gallery 101, Collinsville, Illinois

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                         

2019                Suggestions for Perplexing Thoughts, SpringBOX, St. Paul, Minnesota. NCECA Concurrent Exhibition

                        Amalgam – Resident Exhibition, Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

2018                Wander | Wonder, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio. MFA Thesis Exhibition

                        Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Juried

                        Transplanted, University of Montana, MFA Exhibition Online. Juried

                        Arts Council Juried Exhibition, CityArts, Wichita, Kansas. Juried

2016                Relative to You, Campbell Hall, Columbus, Ohio. Group Exhibition

                        Colloquy, Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. Group Exhibition

                         Spatial Embrace. c.r.e.t.a.rome Gallery, Rome, Italy. Curated by Paolo Porelli

                        Walking Through Glue, University of Montana, MFA Exhibition Online, Juried  

                        Does This Work for Everyone? Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. Group Exhibition

2014                 Form and Function. Amelia Center Gallery, Panama City, Florida. Juried

                         The Cup Show.  Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts. Invitational                            

                         Dining In VII: An Artful Experience. 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas. Juried

                         Cup: The Intimate Object X.  Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida. Juried

                        The Fifth Cup of Comfort International Ceramic Biannual.  Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana

2013                 Invitational Bowl Show.  Studio 550 Art Center, Manchester, New Hampshire. Invitational

                         Collective: WePot. Gallery 101, Salisbury, North Carolina. Invitational

2012                 Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts Exhibition.  Folk Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina. Invitational

                        In Flux: A Craft Exchange.  Flux Studios, Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Group Exhibition

                         Combined Forces.  Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina. Group Exhibition

                         Va•ri•e•ties: A WNC Clay Show.  Toe River Arts Council, Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Invitational

                         The Bowl Show. Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts. Invitational

                         Winter Cup Show. Clingman Cafe, Asheville, North Carolina. Invitational

                         The Art of Dining. Krikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA. Invitational 

                         Winter Show.  Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, North Carolina. Invitational

2011                Collect(ive) Components.  Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina. Group Show

                        Third Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition. Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska. Juried

2010                Emergence.  Morris University Center Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois. Group Show

                        8 Fluid Ounces.  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Juried

                        Annual Undergraduate Exhibition.  New Wagner Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois. Juried                                              

Student Arts Competition.  Morris University Center Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois. Juried

                        Second Annual National Juried Cup Exhibition.  Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska. Juried

                        Student Showcase Exhibition.  Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri. Juried      

 PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                                          

2019     “Emerging Ceramic Artists”, Ceramics Monthly, May 2019: 58.

             https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/ceramics-monthly-emerging-artists-2019/

2018 Thorson, Alice. “Artful Gift Guide.” ArtsKC, Holiday 2018: 25. http://kcstudio.org/artful-gift-guide-2018

   Fisher, Jim. “Excavate by Elaine Buss.” Alive [Columbus, OH] 21 June 2018: 26.

http://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20180620/arts-preview-excavate-by- ne-buss

2018 Fisher, Jim. “Thesis 2018.” Alive [Columbus, OH] 18 Feb. 2018. http://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20180228/arts-preview-thesis-2018

                 

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES                                                                                                                 

2019                Artist Talk, Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri

2018                Visiting Artist Lecture and Demonstration, Denison University, Granville, Ohio

2015                Artist Talk, Mid-America Arts Alliance. Kansas City, Missouri

2013                Workshop Instructor,"Mixing Glazes" Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina

2011                Artist Talk, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina

COLLECTIONS                                                                                                                                           

Arthur E. Baggs Collection, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

c.r.e.t.a.rome, Rome, Italy

Honos Art, Rome, Italy

Art Farm, Marquette, Nebraska 

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE                                                                                                                    

2017                  Juror, Global Gateway Grant, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2016-2017     President, Student League of Independent Ceramists, Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio

2015-2016       Treasurer, Student League of Independent Ceramists, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

2009-2015        Cup Sale Volunteer, Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for Ceramics Arts                     

2012-2013        Co-Founder and Gallery Liaison, WePot Collective: Women Emerging Potters of Asheville

ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS                                                                                                  

2009-Present     National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

2015-2018        Student League of Independent Ceramists, Columbus, Ohio

2012-2013        WePot: Women Emerging Potters Collective, Asheville, North Carolina

2011-2013       Southern Highland Craft Guild

                          River Art District Artists, Asheville, North Carolina