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EDUCATION

2020 Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual and Media Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

2016 Post-Baccalaureate, School of Art, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

2012 Bachelor of Fine Art, with a Minor in Art History, Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

2023 Ceramic Lecturer, Montana State University Billings, Billings, MT

Ceramics for Non-Majors (two classes)

Developed and implemented engaging projects, demos, critiques, and class discussions.

Ceramics Two and Advanced Ceramics  

Developed and implemented engaging projects, demos, critiques, and class discussions for students at different levels in their ceramic education.

Global Professor, University of Monterrey, Monterrey, MX

Ceramic Intensive Workshop    

Instructed a one-week intensive course on sculpting a ceramic figure with glaze and cold surface demos. Had one-on-one critiques with BFA students.         

2022 Adjunct Professor, University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT

Ceramics One, Ceramics Two, Advanced Ceramics

Managed time for kiln firings, space, and resources to strike a balance between advanced instruction, difficult workloads, and tight deadlines for an 18-day block semester.

3D Design

Managed time, space, and resources to strike a balance between advanced instruction, difficult workloads, and tight deadlines for an 18-day block semester.

 

2020 Instructor of Record, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

3D Design Online

Developed and implemented engaging projects, video demos, critiques, and class discussions for an online class.

 

2019 Teaching Assistant, University of Montana, Missoula

History of Roman and Catholic Art

Assisted in facilitating class discussions and grading.

 

2018-19 Instructor of Record, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

3D Design In-Peron and Online (2018, 2019)

Developed and implemented engaging projects, video demos, critiques, and class discussions for both an in-person and online class.

Ceramics for Non-Majors (2018, 2019)

Managed time for kiln firings, space, and resources to strike a balance between advanced instruction, difficult workloads, and tight deadlines for a summer semester.

Sculpture One (2018)

Developed and implemented engaging projects, demos (including shop safety), critiques, and class discussions.

2017 Teaching Assistant, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

 Sculpture 1

 Assisted in developing projects and demos, facilitating class discussions, and grading.

 

RELATED EMPLOYMENT

2020-23 Artistic Production Assistant, Studio Greytak, Missoula, MT

I adhered to strict production specs and guidelines while fostering a highly communicative, collaborative team culture. Performed material research and worked with the art designer to put the artistic vision into action.

 

2020-22 Studio Manager, Wildfire Ceramics Studio, Missoula, MT

This position included administrative duties, grant writing, organizing fundraisers and First Friday events, developing gallery art calls and the yearly calendar lineup, managing resident duties, and show installations.

 

2019-20 3D Studio Technician, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

For this position, I maintained both the ceramic and sculpture studios, including general kiln and shop maintenance, and oversaw the work-study students.

 

2018-19 Co-Director, FrontierSpace Gallery, Missoula, MT

Assisted in maintaining and running a 501(c)(3) guerrilla-style gallery run by graduate students. This included handling finances, advertising, jurying, and installing shows.

 

2017-18 Studio Assistant, Julia Galloway, Missoula, MT

I did general shop maintenance, loaded kilns, mixed glazes, and packed and shipped ceramic work. 

 

NON-ACADEMIC TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

2020-22 Instructor, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Taught a variety of courses, from two-day weekend workshops to 8-week community courses, which included Beginning Pottery, Pottery Intensive, Advanced Pottery, Open Instruction, Large Scale Ceramics Sculpture, Ceramics Sculpture Intensive, and a variety of Figurative Ceramic Sculpture courses.

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

2020-22 Long-term Resident, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Resident expectations included 8hrs a week of studio maintenance, monthly gallery and First Friday shifts, gallery installations, fundraiser participation, and being an active member in the community at the studio. 

2017,18 Short-term Resident, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

 

VISITING ARTIST PRESENTATIONS & DEMONSTRATIONS

2023  Guest Speaker, Career Day at Shepard High School, Shepard, MT

Guest Speaker, IMPACT - Fourteenth Conference on Architecture, Art, and Design, University of Monterrey, Monterrey MX

2022 ‘Starting a Business', School of Visual and Media Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

 

2020 Gallery Talk, FrontierSpace, Missoula, MT

Gallery Talk, MFA Thesis Defense, “Coalescent” Exhibition, Gallery of Visual Art, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

 

2019 Guest Lecture, School of Visual and Media Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

‘The Graduate School Experience’, Professional Practice Course, School of Visual and Media Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

 

2018 Lecture and Gallery Talk, Pre-Candidacy Review, “Ripe” Knowles Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Visiting Artist, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2023 Member: Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

 

2020-23 Member: The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

 

2012-23 Member: National Council for the Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

 

2022 Member: Montana Clay Group, Missoula, MT

 

2018, 20 Juror: FrontierSpace Gallery, Missoula, MT

 

2018,19  Student Chairperson: Faculty Evaluation Committee, School of Visual and Media Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Juror: MFA Online Exhibition: International peer-to-peer juried exhibition, School of Visual and Media Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

PUBLICATIONS 

2022 “Missoula Studio Show Creative Potential in Pipes and Bongs”, The Missoulian, Corey Walsh, March 31, 2022, print edition

 

2021 “Wildfire Ceramic Studio” The Missoulian, Laura Scheer, Aug 5, 2021, print edition

“Wildfire Ceramic Studio Fully Funds BIPOC Women in the Ceramic Arts Fellowship” 

The Missoulian, Laura Scheer, July 30, 2021, print edition

“Wildfire Ceramic Studio’s Highfire” The Missoulian, Corey Walsh, April 15, 2021, 

print edition

 

2020 "University Student Builds Larger Than Life Sculptures”, The Missoulian, Corey Walsh, February 24, 2020, print edition

“Stephanie Dishno” Art Axis, May 2020, online publication, www.artaxsis.org

 

2019 “Someone Filed a Sexual Harassment Complaint Against a City Hall Art Sculpture Last Year” Daniel Walter, Pacific Northwest Inlander, December 12, 2019, online edition

 

2018 "Student Juried Exhibition Pushes Boundaries, Tests Ideas" The Missoulian, Corey Walsh, February 9, 1018, print edition

 

2016 “Unprotected: A Look at Social Gender Boundaries" George Hyde, The Northern Lights: University of Alaska Student Publication, April 10, 2016, print edition

“Stephanie Dishno” Art Upon, Spring 2016, online publication, www.artupon.com

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS 

2024 Strategic Investment Grant, Montana Art Council, Helena, MT

2020, 21 The Clay Studio Fellowship, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

 

2020 Figurative Artist Grant, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Unrestricted Award 

 

2019 President’s Award, Annual Student Exhibition, Off Center Gallery, University of Montana, 

Missoula, MT 

College of Visual and Media Arts Dean’s Award, Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

Rudy Autio Award, Annual Student Exhibition, Off Center Gallery, University of Montana, 

Missoula, MT 

Radius Gallery First Place Choice Award, Off Center Gallery, University of Montana,

Missoula, MT 

 

2018 Honorable Mention, Juried Student Exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK 

 

2017 Excellence in Ceramics Fund, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK  

Best in Show, Juried Student Show, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK 

Honorable Mentions, Juried Student Show, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska, 

Anchorage, AK

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Quiet Moments, Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT

2022 This is all just a little uncomfortable., The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT 

2020 Coalescent, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

2018 Ripe, Knowles Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

2016 Unprotected, Student Union Gallery, Anchorage, AK 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2023 The Big Gay Art Show, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

In the Zone Invitational, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Women in Art Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Women, HMVC Gallery, Online Art Gallery

Femina, Gallerium.Art, Online Art Gallery

2022 The Big Gay Art Show, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ 

Chasing Ghosts, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR 

Variants, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Currents in Clay, Zootown Arts Community Center Gallery, Missoula, MT 

Variations in Clay, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA 

Bodily, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT 

Ceramic Invitational, Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT

2nd Annual High Fire Exhibition, Wildfire Ceramic Studio, Missoula, MT 

Wildfire Ceramic Studio Presents, Western Cider, Missoula, MT 

Wildfire Ceramic Studio, Missoula Airport, Missoula, MT Juror: Adrian Arleo

High Fire, Wildfire Ceramic Studio, Missoula, MT

 

2021 Recently, Wildfire Ceramic Studio, Missoula, MT 

Cup of Joy, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, WA

UAA Art Department Alumni Show, Kimura Gallery, Anchorage, AK 

MAM’s Big Night: 2021 Benefit Auction, Featured Emerging Artist, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT 

The Valdosta National 2021, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA 

A Generous Kingdom, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR 

Exhibizone 3rd Smart Group Exhibition, Biafarin, Online Exhibition 

Faces & Figures, Flagler County Art League, Palm Coast, FL 

 

2020 Holiday Show, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT 

Annual Holiday Show, Wildfire Ceramic Studio, Missoula, MT

Currents, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

North x Northwest, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT 

Bated Breath, Gallery 114, Portland, OR

 

2019 Juried Student Holiday Exhibition,  Off Center Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

Annual Juried Student Show, Gallery of Visual Art, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

Clay AF, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT 

Missoula Airport Ceramic Exhibition, Missoula, MT 

FrontierSpace Silent Auction, FrontierSpace, Missoula, MT 

Underpinnings, Knowles Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

UMT Graduate Show, Knowles Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

Directors Cut, FrontierSpace, Missoula, MT 

MSU & UMT Graduate Student Exhibition, Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Archie Bray Welcomes MSU & UMT Exhibition, Long Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT 

Juried Student Show, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

 

2018 Counsel Exhibit, University Center Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

Clay Week, Knowles Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

All Media Juried Exhibition, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

Graduate Exhibition, Knowles Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

Student Juried Show, Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

Shape/Shift, Radius Gallery, Missoula, MT 

Juried Student Exhibition, Off Center Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

UM Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Show, The Clay Studio, Missoula, MT

Gradually, Knowles Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 

 

2016 Juried Student Show, Student Union Gallery, Anchorage, AK 

Juried No Big Heads Exhibition, Student Union Gallery, Anchorage, AK 

Juried Student Show, Student Union Gallery, Anchorage, AK 

Sculptor Student UAA Show, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK 

Clay Body Show, Student Union Gallery, Anchorage, AK 

Student Show, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

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