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Jay Strommen
Film Strip
Ceramic and recycled glass
20 1/2 x 288 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet XI
Ceramic and recycled glass
32 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet VIII
Ceramic and recycled glass
32 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
KSP 8
Kiln shelf, ceramic and recycled glass
31 x 24 x 2 inches
2013
Jay Strommen 
KSP 16
Kiln shelf, ceramic and recycled glass
30 x 20 x 2 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet Installation
Wood fired ceramic and recycled glass
9 1/4 x 42 x 1 1/2 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet Detail
Wood fired ceramic and recycled glass
9 1/4 x 42 x 1 1/2 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet I
Wood fired ceramic and recycled glass
32 x 9 1/2 x 3 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet II
Wood fired ceramic and recycled glass
24 x 12 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet III
Wood fired ceramic and recycled glass
24 x 12 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet IV
Wood fired ceramic and recycled glass
32 x 91/2 x 3 inches
2013
Jay Strommen
Tablet VI
Wood fired ceramic and recycled glass
23 x 12 inches
2013

Jay Strommen

Education
• Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of South Florida(Tampa), 1996

Professional Experience
2006 – 2008 Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL – Ceramics instructor
2005 – 2006 Wood fire Workshops University of Illinois Champaign
1999 – 2009 Gallery Parkwest, Chicago, IL - Director of Ceramics, Assistant Curator and Ceramics Instructor
1999 – 2000 Trinity Christian College, IL - Assistant Curator;Ceramics Chair: John Bakker
1999 - 2001 The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL- Kiln Room Technician
1993 - 1996 A Touch of Sanibel Pottery, Sanibel Island, Florida - Apprenticeship under Master Potters Barbra and David Hoggatt
1995 - 1996 University of South Florida, Tampa Florida - Assistant Professor
1992 - 1994 Edison Community College, Ft. Myers, Florida - Assistant Professor

Exhibitions
• 10,000th Try…Accolades to the East “Pages, Tablets, and Portals” – Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
• Vasefinder Internationals – February 2011, Curated by Robin Hopper
• Pass Through the Fire, Documentary Film by Deirdre Lee
• SOFA Chicago 2010 – Perimeter Gallery – November 5 – 7 – Navy Pier “Tablets”
• 10,000th Try…”Lip Rests” – The Nevica Project – November – December 2010
• 10,000th Try... “Again, Even" Jay Strommen. Perimeter Gallery - Chicago, IL Feb. 13th - Mar. 12th. Opening reception Feb. 13th 5 – 8pm, 2009 - 210 Superior Street (312)266-9473
• 39th Annual Ceramics Exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The exhibit is scheduled for February 23 – March 19, 2009 with a reception on Monday: February 23, from 6-8 pm
• 2009 Jan. 12th – Feb . 6th “10000th try... With Knowledge Comes Destiny” IUN Gallery For Contemporary Art, Indiana University Northwest. One man show.
• 11th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition, Nippon Gallery Sept. 5th – 12th, Curators: Shinichi Doi, David McFadden, Cora Rosevear, Arthur Pogran & Toshio Ohi
• Being to Being: “Collective Conversation in Clay” 2008, Oct. 4th – Nov. 4th Lillstreet Art Gallery. www.beingtobeing.com
• Roswell Visual Arts Gallery, 2008 Oct. 6th – Nov. 21st. “10,000th Try” Solo Show, Curator, A.J. Argentina.
• Sofa Chicago 2008: November 6 – 9th, Perimeter Gallery, “Black & White”
• Vasefinder Internationals. Curated by: Michael Cohen, Jan. 5th-Feb. 5th 2009. www.vasefinders.com
• 2008 Internaional Orton Cone Box JURORS: John Neely, USA; Bede Clarke, USA; Inge G. Balch, USA
• Roswell Visual Arts Gallery. Pour and Contain. Jan. 14th – Feb. 14th, 2008 Curator: Jayson Lawfer
• Art Basel Miami, Imoderni Gallery. 2007. www.imoderni.com
• Vasefinder Internationals. Curated by: Elaine Coleman Aug. 1st – Nov. 1st 2007
• Sofa Chicago 2007: Nov. 2 – 4th, Expostion of Sculpture, Objects and functional art. Perimeter Gallery
• Being to Being: A collective conversation in clay. Jay Strommen, Emily Murphy, Joanna Kramer, Gina Hutchings and Shane Grimes. Parkwest Ceramics Gallery. Chicago Oct. 12th – Nov. 1st
• ARTropolis 2007 – Chicago, Perimeter Gallery – Merchandise Mart, 2007 works on paper
• International Orton Cone Box Show – NCECA 2006, Portland, Oregon. Holt/Russell Gallery. Curators Steven Hill and Don Reitz, Purchase Award
• International Cup Show – Missoula – 2006 - Helena, Mt
• “Hand Harvested: Our future in Genetic Engineering” – 2006 Tojo Gallery Chicago, IL
• “People Of The Mud: A look at Chicago Ceramics” 2005 curator Nathan Mason
• Sofa Chicago 2005: October 28-30, Perimeter Gallery-Sculpture
• Sofa Chicago 2004: November 5-7, Perimeter Gallery-Sculpture
• The Glamour of War" September 11, 2004. Curator: Alison Riess
• Sofa New York 2003: May 28 - June 1, Perimeter Gallery - Sculpture
• Sofa Chicago 2003: Oct. 17 - 19th, Perimeter Gallery - Sculpture
• "Art for Act", Edison College, Ft. Myers, Florida. July 20 - August 22, 2002 Curator: Ron Bishop, Included Artists: Rauschenberg, Potorff, Gettford, Voytech, Strommen as well as other international artists.
• The Cube Gallery, Sculpture and Painting, Shigaraki Japan, March-April, 2002
• Kumehama International Invitational, Sculpture and Pottery, Kumehama, Japan, May 2002
• Horixon Gallery, Current Painting, "American Appreciation" Solo Exhibition September 1 - October 31, 2001
• Biennale Internazionale Dell' Arte Contemporanea "Bottle Rockets" Firenze, Italy, December 7 - 16th, 2001
• Gallery Parkwest, Chicago, IL. Recent Works, Clay & Painting May 11th, 2001
• Art Institute of Chicago (Gallery 2), "Blank Canvases" Oct. 14th 2000
• Gallery Parkwest, Chicago, IL. "A Touch of Capitalism" May, 2000, Solo Exhibition
• A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL. "Ceramics In Chicago 2000", Group Exhibition, 9 artists. Curator: Jay Strommen
• Student Union Gallery - School of The Art Institute of Chicago, "A retrospective of the Figure". Alumni, Faculty and Students Spanning the past fifty years. February, 2000 Curator: Zak Pollock
• Trinity Christian College, "Recent Works" Clay and Painting, Exhibition January 2000. Curator: John Bakker/Chair
• A.R.C Gallery, Chicago, IL. "Millennium Mélange" Art for the end of the century. November 30 - December 24th, 1999. Curator: Corolyne King
• 20th Annual March of Dimes Art Auction, Tuesday 0ctober 26th, 1999 Holiday Inn, St. Cloud, Mn.
• 1999 International Wood fire Conference, Iowa. September 10-30th. Jurors: Simon Levin and Michael Smith.
Media/Film
• Fear No Art Chicago – Featured Artist, Hosted by Elysabeth Alfano WTTW-11 Oct 2010
• Pass Through the Fire, Documentary Film by Deirdre Lee, Featuring Jay Strommen Dec 2010

Grants
• The Oppenheimer Family Foundation Teacher Incentive Grant 2003
• The Oppenheimer Family Foundation Teacher Incentive Grant 2004
• The Oppenheimer Family Foundation Teacher Incentive Grant 2010

Notable Accomplishments
• Nov 2001 – April 2002 Artist in Residency: The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
• 1993 – 1996 A Touch of Sanibel Pottery, Sanibel Island, FL – Apprenticeship under Master Potters Barbara and David Hoggatt
• 1995 – 1997 Mark Jarimillo – Aprrenticeship (on-going dialogue and business)
• Warren Mackenzie – On-going Glaze & Mineral Studies