Jonathan MESS


2008 MFA in Ceramics, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, USA

1998 BFA in Studio Art, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA

1993-95 Fine Arts Program, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA

Select Recent Grants, Awards& Fellowships

2015 Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship: Contemporary Craft, Augusta, ME, USA

2013 Ruth & Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, New York, NY, USA

Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize Finalist, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, Boston, MA, USA

Select Recent Solo Exhibitions

2014 Reclaim, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, USA, [catalogue]

2013 Layers, Saccarappa Gallery, Westbrook, ME, USA

Select Recent Group Exhibitions

2016 Abstract Narratives, Engine, Biddeford, ME, USA

2015 CeramATTACK, Duane Reed Gallery, St Louis, MO, USA, (juried)

2014 Craft Forms, Davenport Gallery, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, USA, (juried)

Critic’s Choice: Daniel Kany, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, USA, (curator: Daniel Kany)

The Futures: The Next Generation of Ceramic Trailblazers, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, (catalogue)

Teaching Experience

2009-Present           Visual Arts Educator, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, ME, USA

Select Recent Related Experience

2013-2015 Advisory Board Member, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, USA

2015 Visiting Artist, Bangor High School, Bangor, ME, USA

Visiting Artist, SUNY-Plattsburgh, NY, USA

2014 Visiting Artist, Harvard Ceramics Program, Allston, MA, USA

Visiting Artist, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, USA

Gallery Affiliation

Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, USA



Bates Mill Museum, Lewiston, ME, USA; Montana Museum of Arts and Culture, Missoula, MT, USA;Thaddeus Mosley, Pittsburgh, PA, USA




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