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Michael Ceschiat
PO Box 176 Jarales, New Mexico 87023  
(505) 861-0272
michaelceschiat.com
ceschiat@msn.com


Education
1996       University of New Mexico, M.F.A. (Terminal Degree) Art Studio-Ceramic Sculpture, Albuquerque, New Mexico        
1990       Columbus College of Art and Design, B.F.A. Fine Arts-Ceramics, Columbus, Ohio 

Teaching Experience
2005-present   Lecturer III, University of New Mexico Valencia
                           Ceramics I and II, Ceramics Tile and Murals, Ceramics Clay and Glaze Calculation
                           3D Design, Sculpture I, Photography I and II, Digital Imaging, Introduction to Electronic Art,
                           Graphics Design and Animation, Introduction to Art, Art History I and II

 
1997-2005       Adjunct Faculty, University of New Mexico Valencia
                          Ceramics I and II, Ceramics Clay and Glaze Calculation, 3D Design, Sculpture I, 
                          Photography I and II, Digital Imaging, Introduction to Electronic Art,
                          Graphics Design and Animation


2000-2002      Adjunct Faculty, University of New Mexico (Main Campus)
                           Ceramics II, Ceramics Clay and Glaze Calculation, Ceramic Sculpture

 
1993-96            Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico (Main Campus)
                           Ceramics I and II, Ceramics Clay and Glaze Calculation, 3D Design, Shop Foundations


1988-90            Saturday Morning Art School for Middle & High School Students, Columbus College of Art & Design
                           Ceramics


Teaching Awards
                          Voted Full Time Faculty of the Year 2012-13 and 2013-14


Administrative Experience
2013-present  Division Chair of Business, Technology & Fine Arts, University of New Mexico Valencia
                          • management of personnel, budgets, facilities, curriculum development and revision, course scheduling, assessments,                     
                             dual and concurrent for thirteen programs
                          • assisted in grant writing to procure funds through Title V grant to build Integrated Information Technology program
                          • worked with SUN-PATH grant coordinator to procure funding for new Health IT program and new faculty member
                          • assisted facilitation of SODA Charter High School early college graduation project
                          • developed and strengthened relationships with industry and academic partners
                          • revamped and expanded the CTE programs

                        
                          Project Manager, Carl D. Perkins Grant
                          • acquired over $460,000.00 and created two new faculty positions
                          • developed approved curriculum for CTE certificate programs in Film Technology and 3D Printing
                          • brought all measures on student enrollment, retention, and graduation into state compliance
                          • Carl D. Perkins Grant Federal Monitoring School Site Visit

2001-present   Fine Arts Coordinator, University of New Mexico Valencia
                           • management of personnel, budgets, facilities, curriculum, scheduling and assessments for Fine Arts and Digital
                              Media Arts programs
                           • developed approved curriculum for Associate of Arts in Studio Arts degree
                           • co-developed approved curriculum for Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Game Design & Simulation
                           • procured funds through multiple grants to build Digital Media Arts area in Fine Arts
                           • developed approved curriculum for Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Digital Media Arts

2005-2008      Faculty President, University of New Mexico Valencia
                           • created web presence for Faculty Executive Committee
                           • reestablished Faculty Handbook Committee
                           • worked with grant writing teams and chairs on STEM grant for campus STEM Center and four new faculty members
                           • assisted in a new streamlined Strategic Plan
                           • negotiated and held a vote on a departmental campus wide restructure
                           • secured raises for adjunct faculty members
                           • started a campus wide recycling program with Student Government


Programs Created
3D Printing
Film Technology
Game Design & Simulation
Studio Arts
Digital Media Arts



Associate and Certificate Programs Managed
Associate of Arts and Certificate in Business Administration
Associate of Arts and Certificate in Studio Arts
Associate of Science in Health Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting
Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology
Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Digital Media Arts
Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Game Design & Simulation
Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Office and Business Technology
Certificate in Automotive Technology
Certificate in Sustainable Building
Certificate in 3D Printing
Certificate in Film Technology



Committee Work
Strategic Planning Committee (2005 - present)
Advisory Board Budget Committee (2005 - present)

Cultural Enrichment Committee (1997 - present)
President of Faculty Executive Committee (2005 - 2008)
Ad Hoc Committees (Faculty Evaluation/Merit Pay, Faculty Handbook, Lecturer Promotion)
Search committees (multiple dean, faculty and staff positions)


Other Art Experience
2011-12    Slip casting, glazing and firing for Judy Chicago's "Heads Project"
2006        Sculpture Firing for Judy Chicago's "Cats Project" 
1996         Studio Assistant for Gina Bobrowski and Triesch Voelker, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC  

                  Program Assistant for Casas Grande Program with Bill Gilbert and Juan Quezada, Mata Ortiz, Mexico
1992-91    Studio Assistant for Yoshiji Onuki, Motegi, Japan
1990         Student of Ichizo Mori, Kuwana, Japan
1990-87   Studio Assistant for Ban Kajitani, Columbus, Ohio


Solo Exhibitions

2004       Hikidashi Bugs and Pokers, Bradley Gallery, T or C, New Mexico

2002       WILDFLOWERS BULLSEYES BOMBS, ART SPACE JONAISAKA, Mashiko, Japan
2000       Gigantic, Fantastic Flowers in Clay, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1997        New Works, Miriam’s Well, Santa Fe, NM
               
A New Spring, Mariposa Old Town Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

1996        M.F.A. Exhibition, Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM      
1995        Outdoor Sculpture Installation, UNM Los Alamos, NM
1992        Cosmic Totems, ART SPACE JONAISAKA, Mashiko, Japan 


Group Exhibitions
2015-13  Minatures and More, Albuquerque Museum of Art
2015-10  Belen Art League Annual Spring Show, Harvey House Museum, Belen, NM
2015-97  UNM Valencia Faculty Exhibition, UNM Valencia Fine Arts Gallery, Los Lunas, NM
2012        Boom Blooms Bugs and Blossoms, Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

                 Beauty in the Beast, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM
2008       Flower Power: a Subversive Botanical, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
2007       Amarillo Biennial 600: Clay, Amarillo Museum of Art, Texas
2006      Clay and Fiber, Hands and Heart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005      War and Peace, RioBravoFineArt, Inc., Truth or Consequences, NM
                Summer Regional Invitational, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
                Entanglement, Arte Loca Gallery, Bernalillo, NM
                Sensual or Erotic, Katrina Lasko Gallery, Bernalillo, NM
2004      Bugs and Blooms, Arte Loca Gallery, Bernalillo, NM
                Hikidashi Bugs, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
               
Clay and Fiber, Belen Art League Gallery, Belen, NM
               
Hikidashi Fire Show, UNM Valencia Fine Arts Gallery, Los Lunas, NM
               
Bugs, Bombs and Blooms, Harvey House Museum, Belen, NM
2003      UNM Valencia @ UNM Gallup, Faculty Exhibition, UNM Gallup, Gallup, NM
               
Outlaw’s Inc. Fire Show, UNM Valencia Fine Arts Gallery, Los Lunas, NM
2002      Yasato to World, World to Yasato, Yasato City Hall, Japan
               
The Vase, Peck Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
               
Style New Mexico, Sheraton Old Town, Albuquerque, NM
               
River of Fire Woodfired Ceramic Works, Mudfish Pottery, Albuquerque NM
               
Shakers and Movers, Maravilla Gallery, Taos, NM
2001       Past and Present, UNM Valencia Fine Arts Gallery, Los Lunas, NM             
1999       ANAGAMA, Porcelain Studio Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM
1996       Garden Rockets Installation, Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM
               
Alert, Offsite Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
               
New Mexico Contemporary 96, New Mexico State Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
               
11th Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, Texas
               
Annual Juried Graduate Student Exhibition, Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1995       Confusion and Belief, Fitzgerald Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
               
New Mexico/Arizona, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
                                                 
and Pima Arts Council Community Gallery, Tucson, AZ
               
Sculpture Project, The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
               
Rapid Growth, ASA Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1994       New Mexico Ceramic Artists, KIMO Theater Gallery, Albuquerque, NM                  

                Juried Graduate Student Exhibition, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
               
New Graduate Exhibition, Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1993       Distans/igzistans, Spiral Garden, Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan            
1992       The Wall-1992 Exhibition, Awajicho Gallery, Tokyo, Japan                        
               
Two Man Exhibition, La Belle Gallery, Kashiwa, Japan                                     
1991       Clay Plus One, ART SPACE JONAISAKA, Mashiko, Japan                    
              
Small Goods Exhibition, ART SPACE JONAISAKA, Mashiko, Japan
1990       Three Man Exhibition, ROY G. BIV Gallery, Columbus, Ohio


Select Publications
American Craft Magazine, June/July 2012
500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books 2009 
Pasatiempo, February 2008
El Palacio, Spring 2008
Mira Magazine, 2005
Around 505, October/November 2004
THE Magazine, December 1998


Permanent Collections
New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
ART SPACE JONAISAKA, Mashiko, Japan
Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH


Volunteer Community Service

Founder and curator of the UNM Valencia Fine Arts Gallery. Responsibilities include recruiting artists, scheduling and hanging six exhibitions a year, creation and distribution of advertising posters, and hosting receptions and artist lectures.

 Annual donation of artwork for community and scholarship fundraisers.

 Co-creator of Valencia County Arts Guide and ValenciaArts.com.

 
Organizations
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
New Mexico Association for Career and Technical Education
Belen Art League


Conferences and Workshops
2014-16   Carl D. Perkins Grant Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
                  Building Career Pathways, Labor Market Data to Drive Career Pathways, Programs of Study-Design and Execution,
                  Connecting Industry Professionals to Every Classroom, Supporting Education Equity

 2015        Health Information Technology Workshop, Albuquerque, NM

 2015        National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Workshop, UNM Valencia

 2014-15   New Mexico Association for Career & Technical Education Conference, Ruidoso, NM

 2014        NC3T National Center for College & Career Transitions Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
                 "
Achieving Excellence in CTE: The National Career Clusters Institute"

 
Presentations
2016        "CTE Career Programs & Pathways", "The Importance of Soft Skills", Belen High School, Belen, NM


Mentor and Student Advisement

Degree Advisement, Career and Studio Advisement, Portfolio Development, Photography Demonstrations, Student Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery and Museum Field Trips.

 
Operations and Maintenance of Studio Programs
Twenty-nine years of experience managing ceramic, sculpture and photography studios. Responsibilities include equipment repair and kiln building, materials inventory and ordering, secure recurring and nonrecurring funds for equipment, materials and supervising staff and work study.