Ashley Jonas

3325 Catalpa Drive

Dayton, OH 45405

ashleyjudejonas@gmail.com

937-716-7167

 

EDUCATION

2013                MFA, Ceramics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

2010                Post-baccalaureate Student, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2008                BFA, Ceramics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

                        Printmaking and Drawing, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece

2001                AA, SantaFe College, Gainesville FL

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017                Alumni Invitational, Santa Fe College, Gainesville FL

                       Questions While Walking, Sinclair Community College Works on Paper Gallery, Dayton OH (solo exhibition)

                       A Sense of Place, The Gertrude Hebbert Institute of Art, Augusta GA

                      The Secrets We Keep, DVAC, Dayton OH

                       A Still Life, Project 1612, Peora IL (solo exhibtition)

                      it’s best to be a part of something, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton OH

                         

2016                Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) v.2, Boeckercontemporary, Heidelberg Germany

                        Till Death Do Us Part, University of Minnesota, Regis West Gallery, Minneapolis MN

                        Inaugural Members Show, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton OH

                        Small Favors XI, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA

 

2015                Still Life/the Potential of the Picturesque, NCECA Concurrent Independent Exhibition, Provence Town PA

                        For the Rest of Real Life, Edison Community College, Piqua OH (solo exhibition)

 

2014                Small Favors IX, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA (invited artist)

                        Aisthesis, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO

                        Fiction (with only daylight between us), University of Dayton, Dayton OH

 

2013                Figure/Object, Time/Place, CU Art Musuem, Boulder CO

                        Love Stuff, The Neon Heater, Findlay OH

2012                Better Than Nothing, Grey Art Gallery, Williamsport PA

                        Growl, Pendleton Art Center, Middleton OH

                       

2011                I Am Immortal, Un-smoke Systems, Braddock PA

                        Just What We Can Become Here, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville TN

                        8x8, Spark Artspace, Syracuse, New York

                        I Have No Rival 2, Street Level Video Projection, Findlay, Ohio

                        I Have No Rival, Video Projection over the city of Dayton, Ohio

 

2010                No Man Can Be My Equal, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse, NY

                        Experiment, Coyne Gallery, Syracuse NY

                        Gypsies, Pirates and Cowboys, Spark Artspace, Syracuse NY

 

 

2009                48 Days Work, SI Gallery, Interlochen MI

                        Abstraction, Izzie’s Art Gallery, Detroit MI

                        The Grand Family, Atlantic Gallery, Gainesville FL

 

2008                Schizzi, “the gallery” Reitz Union, Gainesville FL

                        Banquet, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece

 

EXPERIENCE

2017                Lecturer of Fine Arts Foundations, University of Dayton, Dayton OH

·                       Full time instructor of record for 2D design , 3D design, and Color Theory.

                        Panel Moderator, The Influence of Instagram, NCECA Cross Currents, Pitsburgh PA

                        Teaching Assistant to Jeffry Mitchel and Jeanne Quinn, Ox-Bow, Sagatuck MI

                        Resident Artist and Visiting Instructor, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS

·                       Provided private studio, ceramic materials, access to all studio equipment while conducting artistic research and engaging                          with student body

·                       Develop and implement curriculum for Ceramics 1, Ceramics for non-majors, and Ceramics 2 Wheel Throwing

                        Co-Founder of The Blue House Gallery and Studios, Dayton, OH

·                       Curation of multiple shows, main space designer, and chief project planner

                        Writer, Dayton City Paper, Dayton, Ohio

·                       Proposing and authoring of special section stories for DCP

 

2016                Adjunct Professor-3-D Foundations, University of Dayton, Dayton OH

·                       Collaborate with faculty in designing curricula and teach for Foundations Department

 

2015                Adjunct Professor-3-D Foundations, Wright State University, Dayton OH

·                       Design and teach curricula for Sculpture Department

                        Adjunct Professor-Ceramics, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

·                       Design and teach curricula for Ceramics Department including wheel throwing and hand-building.

                       

2011-2013       Graduate Part-time Instructor-Ceramics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

·                      Two courses taught, one Fall semester, one Summer semester. Developed lesson plans and syllabus, teaching a survey of                           wheel throwing and hand-building techniques for Ceramics for Non-Majors course at University of Colorado at Boulder.

                        Graduate Part-time Instructor-3-D Foundations, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

·                      Followed department lesson plans and syllabus, teaching a survey of 3 dimensional methods and materials including metal,                         wood, clay and time-based.  Gave art appreciation lectures to 120 plus students.

                        Visiting Artist Program Assistantship, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

·                      Responsible for writing and distributing press releases, flyers and other literature pertaining to promotion of Visiting Artist                           lectures.  Worked closely with Visiting Artist Program Director in organizing and facilitating successful Visiting Artist visits.

                       Foundations Graduate Assistantship, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

·                      Performed tasks as needed to keep Foundations courses running smoothly, including, but not limited to inventory,                                         purchasing, organizing class room, firing ceramic projects.

                       Kiln Graduate Assistantship, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

·                      Organized and implemented firing schedule, general maintenance and up keep of kiln room.

 

2010                Visiting Artist/Project Manager, Syracuse University Early Education and Day Care Center, Syracuse NY    

·                       Created and executed a short-term (two months) lesson plan and clay mural leading children ages 3-5, which coincided                                with concepts being explored as part of early education.

                        Teaching Assistant to Peter Beasecker, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

·                        Worked closely with professor in developing lesson plan and syllabus, aided in student’s understanding of materials and                               concepts presented in class, extracurricular tutoring, studio maintenance.

                        Teaching and Studio Assistant, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen MI

·                        Implemented teacher’s lesson plan as a substitute teacher, offered individualized support to students, created and                                       executed one lesson plan at the end of course, studio maintenance.            

                        Studio Assistant to Anne Cofer, Syracuse NY

·                       Fabrication and installation of site-specific artwork

                       

2003-09           Conservation Manager, Central Florida Office Plus, Gainesville FL

·                       Practice of conservation framing methods, management of personnel (including training), opening and closing                                                responsibilities, general upkeep of shop (both retail area and workshop), inventory, dealings with sales representatives,                                customer service.

 

AWARDS

2017                Culture Works Artist Opportunity Grant, Montgomery County, Dayton OH

·                        Monies awarded to fund 5 month artist residency in Manhattan KS

 2013                Professional Development Grant, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

·                       Monies awarded to assist with art project based on merit of proposal and artwork.

                        Albert K. Murray Grant, Albert K. Murray Private Educational Fund, Adamsville, OH

·                       Monies awarded to assist with fine arts education based on merit of artwork.

                        Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

·                       Original artwork selected to be printed on all correspondence from the Arts and Sciences Dean’s office, prize money                                   awarded.

 

2012                Professional Development Grant, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder CO

·                       Monies awarded to assist with art project based on merit of proposal and artwork.