Lisa S. Truax

Lisa S. Truax

  • MFA in Ceramics, Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, Michigan.
  • BA in Studio Art, BA in Graphic Design, Business Administration minor, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

One, Two, and Three Person Exhibitions:

  • Three Jerome Artists, Three person exhibition at Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Title TBA, Solo exhibition at the Bell Art Room, Winona Public Library, Winona, Minnesota.
  • Title TBA, Solo exhibition at the Janalyn Hanson White Gallery, Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Take the Fork in the Road: Realism and Abstraction, Three person exhibition at the Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, Minnesota.
  • Lisa Truax, Solo exhibition at Austin ArtWorks Professional Gallery, Austin, Minnesota.
  • The Natural Web of Artistry, Two Person Exhibition at the UMN Larson Gallery.
  • Subsumed Remnants, Solo exhibition at UW-Parkside Communication Arts Gallery, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

  • Alluvial Enthrall, Solo exhibition at Wisconsin Union Galleries, University of Wisconsin Madison, Gallery 1925, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Synthetic Harmony. Solo exhibition at Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery, Winona, Minnesota.

  • Preserved Fragments. Two person exhibiton at Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan.

  • Oil and Earth. Two person exhibition at Gallery 101, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan.
Selected Group Exhibitions
  • Faculty Exhibition. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries, Winona, Minnesota.
  • Art Crawl St. Paul. with the Minnesota State Arts Board and exhibition at the MSAB office, St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Ceramic Tile 2016. Pewabic Pottery, Juried by Bobby Silverman. Detroit, Michigan.
  • Divided Attraction. Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Rockford Midwestern Biennial. Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois.

  • Everything Happens for a Reason. Flow Art Space, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
  • Island City Arts Inaugural 3D Exhibition Invitational, Island City Arts Gallery, Winona, Minnesota.
  • Island City Arts Pottery Exhibition Invitational, Island City Arts Gallery, Winona, Minnesota.

  • Faculty Biennial. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota.
  • Austin ArtWorks Fine Art Festival Turbine Gallery, Austin, Minnesota.

  • Two by Two: Small Scale Ceramic Sculpture Biennial. Eastern Washington University Gallery of Art. Juried by Jae Won Lee. Cheney, Washington.
  • The 2012 International Cone Box Show (traveling exhibit), National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts Juried by Tom Coleman, Inge G. Balch, and Patti Warashina. Houston, Texas.

  • The 2012 International Cone Box Show (traveling exhibit), Lawrence Arts Center. Juried by Tom Coleman, Inge G. Balch, and Patti Warashina. Lawrence, Kansas.
  • FASEM (Fine Artists of Southeastern Minnesota) Invitational Exhibit. Winona State University Watkins Gallery, Winona, Minnesota.
  • Tactile, TEJAS Gallery Space, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Versimillitude (Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Faculty Exhibition). Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery, Winona, Minnesota.

  • 2011 National Juried Ceramics Exhibit. Northern Arizona University Art Museum. Juried by George Speer and Jason Hess. Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • UnWedged: North American Ceramic Competition and Show. Pottery Northwest Gallery. Juried by Chris Staley. Seattle, Washington.
  • After the Pedestal: 7th Annual of Small Sculpture from the Region. The Sculpture Center. Juried by Barbara Hunt McLanahan. Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Force, Under the Influence of Poseidon. The Meadows Gallery, national invitational exhibition, curated by Merrie Wright and Kimberly Greene. University of Texas Tyler. Tyler, Texas.

  • ArtPrize, Michigan State University Venue. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • 3 Cities 3D. Scene Metrospace Gallery, invitational. East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Feats of Clay 22. Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, international exhibition. Juried by Tony Marsh. Lincoln, California.
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition. Kresge Art Museum, MSU. East Lansing, Michigan
  • Suitcases. ARC Gallery, invitational. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Atmosphere. H.F. Johnson Gallery, juried show. Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • Endangered?. Gloria Kennedy Gallery, national juried exhibition. Brooklyn, New York.

  • Suitcase. Gallery 101, exhibition with UDESC. MSU, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Clay3. Clay Space, national exhibition, juried by Simon Levin. Warrenville, Illinois.
  • Heating Up: Art and Ecology. Evanston Art Center, national exhibition, curated by Beth Hart and Vera Scekic. Evanston, Illinois.
  • Suitcases. Universidad do Estado de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil.
  • Arts in Harmony 2008. Sherburne County Government Center, national exhibition, juried by Lin Nelson-Mayson and Paul Benson. Elk River, Minnesota.

  • MSU MFA Candidate Show. The Don Brown Gallery of Fine Art, DeWitt, Michigan.
  • Motion. Scene Metrospace Gallery, juried show. East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Craft in America. Craft in America Virtual Exhibition, Virtual Emerging Artists Exhibit.
  • Fire and Mud. Lansing Art Gallery, juried by Paul Flickinger. Lansing, Michigan.
  • 47th Greater Michigan Art Exhibition. Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, juried by Karl Umlauf. Midland, Michigan.

  • Ceramics Exhibition. Dancing Crane Gallery. Lansing, Michigan.
  • Michigan State University and Kendall College MFA Group Show. Scene Metrospace Gallery, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Past and Present: A University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Carthage College Faculty Exhibition. Anderson Arts Center. Kenosha, Wisconsin.

  • Michigan State University, Replicant Landscape 2.
  • Lansing Arts Council, Replicant Landscape 1.

Academic Appointments and Professional Experience
  • Curation for a contemorary ceramics group exhibition, title TBA, March 9 to April 1, 2017. Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, Minnesota.
2010 - Current
  • Assistant Professor, Art and Design Department, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

2009 – 2010
  • LEO Lecturer 1, University of Michigan Flint. Flint, Michigan.
  • Lecturer, Adrian College. Adrian, Michigan.

2006 - 2008
  • Graduate Assistantship at MSU, Instructor of Record. East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Instructor - Alumni Evening College Ceramics Program, Adult Continuing Education program.

  • Lecturer I, University of Michigan Flint. Flint, Michigan.

2004 - 2006
  • MG Systems and Welding, Marketing Analyst, Graphic and Web Design, tradeshows.

2002 - 2005

  • Lecturer / Adjunct Faculty, School of Professional Studies Program (SPS). Carthage College,
    Kenosha, Wisconsin.

2001 - 2004

  • FPA Inc./Hy-Safe Technology, Graphic and Web Designer.

Lectures, Workshops, and Visiting Artist Events
  • Artist Talk at Winona Public Library
  • Carv-Fest, One day workshops on Beginning Stained Glass and Clay Modeling, Faribault, Minnesota, August.
  • NCECA Connections Session, Web and Social Media Presence for Artists and Educators. NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Carv-Fest, One day workshops on Beginning Stained Glass and Clay Modeling, Faribault, Minnesota, August.
  • Community Ceramics Class, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Summer.
  • Utilizing Local, Found, and Recycled Materials in Ceramics, Workshop at Winona State University, Fall.
  • Raku workshop at Crossings Gallery Zumbrota in September
  • Reverse Engineering Projects, NCECA Connections Session
  • Raku workshops at Crossings Gallery Zumbrota in April and May.
  • Two Demonstration Workshops with Gallery Talk at University of Wisconsin Parkside, Beginning Ceramics section and Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics section on carving, texture, and incoroporation of non-traditional materials.

  • Artist Demonstration, A Taste of Arts and Life event, Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
  • Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture: Ceramics, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan.

  • EDGES Conference, Suitcases: Global Exchange with UDESC Brazil and MSU MFA Candidates. Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters.
  • Artist Panel, Evanston Art Center, Heating Up exhibition, Evanston, Illinois.
  • Lecture, National Association of Researchers in Plastic Arts, Universidad do Estado de Santa Catarina, at Suitcases. Florianopolis, Brazil.

Selected Bibliography and Media

  • Article in the Kenosha News, January 28th, 2013.
  • Show announcement on Parkside Gallery News,

  • Off 90, Episode #207. Austin, Minnesota PBS artist feature. Youtube link
  • Local Artist Lisa Truax Utilizes Creative Workspace. Winona 360 website feature by Jennifer Westman.

  • Global Warming Art: Personal, Not Political. Evanston Review / Sun Times News Group. October 28th. By Robert Loerzel. Evanston, Illinois.
  • EAC Showcases Eco-Inspired Art. The Daily Northwestern. By Lara Takenaga. Evanston, IL.
  • Art, Inspired. Noise, May 14-21. p. 14-17. By Christian Czerwinski. Lansing, Michigan.
  • Any Shape You Want. The State News, February 27. Faces and Places, p. 4B., with multimedia feature, By Georgia Rhodes. East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Art Season Blooms Downtown. The State News, May 17. p. 1-2A. By Sarah K. Norris. East Lansing, MI.
Honors and Awards
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Artist Initiative Grant
  • MSU College of Arts and Letters Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
  • Tinker Foundation Field Research Grand for travel and exhibition in Brazil.
  • Graduate Student Research and Graduate Student Travel Grant, completed in China.
2006 - 2009
  • Graduate Assistantship at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

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