Priya Thoresen

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PInk Vessels, 2017 Ceramic
arch, 2017 Ceramic
Pink, Green, Black Ceramic
Shopping Basket, 2106
Blue, Yellow, Silver Vessels, 2017
Shopping Baskets, 2016 Ceramic
Quick Facts
Arizona State University, 2017, MFA
University of Florida, 2013, post baccalaureate study
Berea College, 2009, BA


2017           Arizona State University, MFA


2012-14       University of Florida, Post-Baccalaureate Study


2009             Berea College, BA Studio Art ​

                     Ceramics Emphasis; Minor Asian Studies                               

2008              Murray State/KIIS Japan Summer Study Abroad Program Participant
2007              Murray State/KIIS Italy Summer Study Abroad Program Participant


Selected Exhibitions​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2017                Walking and Thinking and Walking Again, ASU Art Museum Project Space, Phoenix, AZ

Color • Object • Form, Solo Thesis Exhibition,

Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

            Mudworks MMXVII, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

           Nasty Women: Phoenix Unite, Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, AZ

2016    Exchange, (travelling exhibition), SDSU University Gallery,

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Exchange, Step Gallery, ASU, Phoenix, AZ

ASU Ceramics NOW, ASU Exhibition Hall, Tempe, AZ

                       Systemic: An Exploration of Human Systems, Step Gallery, ASU, Phoenix, AZ

 3 Person Show

College Collective, Genessee Center for the Arts and Education, Rochester, NY

  Juried by Peter Pincus

   Nathan Cummings Travel Grant Show, Step Gallery, ASU Phoenix, AZ

   Ceram-a-Rama Silent Auction, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ

   Mudworks MMXVI, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

2015                Radius II, Livery Studio, Scottsdale, AZ

Radius, Museum of Walking, Tempe, AZ         

Where are They Now?: Postcards from the UF Art Alumni, 4Most Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2014                New Grads Show, Harry Wood Gallery, ASU, Tempe, AZ

Trajectories, Xavier Preparatory College, Phoenix, AZ

                        Coffee, Tea, or...#3, Terra Incognito Studios, Oak Park, IL

                        Seize the Clay, Icehouse Gallery, McIntosh, FL

                        Trading Places: Part 3, Central Florida Office Plus, Gainesville, FL

2013                  Eutectics, Reitz Union Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                         University of Florida Student Juried Show, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL

                          Cup: The Intimate Object IX, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

                         Variations in Clay, Icehouse Gallery, McIntosh, FL

2012                  Trading Places: Part 2, Warphaus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 Currents 2012: Phenomena of the End, Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Juried by Kathy King

2011                Teapot Show, Craftsman House Gallery, St Petersburg, FL

2010                Members Show, St Petersburg Clay Company, St Petersburg, FL                   

2009                  Senior Art Exhibition, Traylor Galleries, Berea College, Berea, KY


Teaching Experience​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2015-17         Instructor of Record, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2013               Teacher, Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center, Gainesville, FL

2011-12           Guest Artist, Creative Clay, St Petersburg, FL 

2009-10           Assistant Language Teacher, JET Program, Japan

2007-9             Teaching Assistant to Tina Gebhart, Berea College, Berea, KY


​Awards and Honors​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
2017                Completion Grant, Arizona State University

2014-17           Special Talent Scholarship, Arizona State University

                        Bobbit Scholarship, Berea College

2005-09           Full Tuition Scholarship, Berea College

2007                New Horizons Grant, Berea College

2008               John B. Stephenson Scholarship, Berea College


Career Related Experience​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

2017                Artist Lecture, Graduate Ceramics Symposium, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ 

2015-16           Intern to Garth Johnson, Curator, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ

2014                Pre-session Volunteer, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

2013                The Art Lending Project, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

2011-12           Resident artist, Craftsman House Gallery, St Petersburg, FL

2012                Spring for the Arts, Creative Clay Fundraiser Auction, St Petersburg, FL   

2010                NCECA Conference Volunteer, Tampa, Florida

2008                Empty Bowls, Contributed Bowls, Berea, KY

2006-9             Involvement with Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program



May, Chaz “Ceramics Alumna Shares Recent Achievements” In the Loop, 2/9/2017

Dashnaw, Mary “In Case You Missed: Systemic at Step Gallery” The Arts Beacon, 9/9/2016



2016-present  Art Axis

2015-present  NCECA

2015-present  TAG: The Art Grads, Arizona State University

2012-14           H.O.T Clay, University of Florida

2010                NCECA

            St Petersburg Clay Company

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