Jovencio de la Paz
Department of Art
School of Architecture & Allied Arts
University of Oregon
5232 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Master of Fine Arts in Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008
2016 - Present
Assistant Professor & Curricular Coordinator of Fibers, University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Department of Art. Eugene, Oregon
2015 - 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor & Curricular Coordinator of Fibers, University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Department of Art. Eugene, Oregon
2012 - 2015
Lecturer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Fiber and Material Studies.
2015 - 2017
Instrutor, Ox Bow School of Art
2015 - 2016
Instructor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft
"Brand New Rug," Ditch Projects. Springfield, OR.
"Aphotic Sums," The Alice. Seattle, WA.
"Return to Great Mother's Infinity," SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME.
"Skin Broken By Prisms," Carl & Sloan Contemporary. Portland, OR.
"TURN ON THE DARK," 4th Ward Projects. Chicago, IL
"The Boy Who Stared at the Sun," PDX Contemporary. Portland, OR
"Endless Flight," Three-walls. Chicago, Illinois.
"I want something more than my husband and my house," Chicago Artists' Coalition. Chicago, Illinois.
"Chicago Sky Interior," PSA Projects. Chicago, Illinois.
"Let me be an object that screams," Gallery 400. Chicago, IL. Curated by Matt Morris.
"Out of Sight," Schonefield Building. Seattle, WA. Curated by S. Surface, Greg Lundgren, & Benedict Heywood.
"Moreland," Simone DeSousa Gallery. Detroit, MI. Curated by Iris Eichenberg and Sarah Turner.
"Tone Circle," Private Places. Portland, Oregon. Curated by Ditch Projects & Bobbi Woods.
"The Stacks," Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Denver, CO. Curated by Derrick Velasquez.
"Made in Oregon," White Box. Portland, OR.
"Landline," Praxis Fiber Workshop. Cleveland, OH
"The Heart of the Matter," Donnlley Foundation. Chicago, IL
"EXPO 2015," Threewalls at Navy Pier. Chicago, IL.
"Artist Spotlight," Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Saugatuck, MI.
"Life Lessons," GalleryX at the Smart Museum. Chicago, IL.
"Selvedge," Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery at Tennessee State University. Nashville, TN
"Latino History Month Showcase," University of Chicago Medical Center. Chicago, IL.
"It is a door and a window that make a room useful," Soil Gallery. Seattle, WA.
"Performing the Fool's Planetary Rites," Krowswork. Oakland, CA.
"The Making of Artists," President's Gallery at Harold Washington College. Chicago, IL.
"Bare Bones," The Franklin. Chicago, IL.
"Preview 3," Chicago Artist Coalition. Chicago, IL.
"PSA Projects" Dose Market. Chicago, IL.
"TUYAU Performance Art Series," Mana Contemporary. Chicago, IL.
"Objects Focus: the Bowl. Engage + Use," The Museum of Contemporary Craft, curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers. Portland, OR.
"A Setting for Rituals Involving Indigo," Cranbrook Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI.
"Colorshift, Billboard Art Project," curated by Katerina Lanfranco. Atlanta, GA.
After the Pedestal, The Sculpture Center. Cleveland, Ohio.
Mercedes Benz Financial Services 2012 Regional Exhibition, MBFS Corporate Headquarters. Farmington Hills, Michigan.
The Craft Mystery Cult, Ox Bow School of Art. Saugatuck, Michigan.
Knitted Brows, Lower Kingswood Gallery. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Sequence Video Festival, Cranbrook Institute of Science. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Ox Bow Fellowship Exhibition, Barn Space. Saugatuck, Michigan.
Floating Islands and Unfurling Worlds, Forum Gallery. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
FullBleed, Loft3a. Chicago, Illinois.
Playlist, Uri Gallery. Seoul, Republic of South Korea.
True North, Gallery 2. Chicago, Illinois.
Nothing Tricky/Nothing Safe, Studio a+b. Chicago, Illinois.
Converging Patterns, Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago, Illinois.
Fit to be Tied, Studio a+b. Chicago, Illinois.
Integrated Visions, The Flaxman Library. Chicago, Illinois.
Stitched in Time and Place, MessHall. Chicago, Illinois.
Atlanta Sky Interior, Billboard Art Project. Atlanta, Georgia.
S, Forum Gallery. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
The Hapticon of the Craft Mystery Cult, Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center. Chicago, Illinois.
Chorus, Bloomfield Hills, MIchigan.
B Flat and Ficus Plant, Moneo Building. Bloomfield Hills, Michiagn.
Visiting Artist, James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA.
Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Acadmy of Art - Fibers Department. Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Public Lecture, University of Washington Bothell. Bothell, WA
Panelist, "Object Permanence," National Council on Educations of the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA). Portland, OR.
Public Lecture & Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art (MECA). Portland, ME.
Public Lecture, Fairbanks Art Association. Fairbanks, AL.
Head Juror, 31st Annual 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition - Fairbanks Art Association. Fairbanks, AL.
Keynote Speaker & Distinguished Alumni Lecture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL
Curator, "Emmy Bright: Either/Or/And," Ditch Projects. Springfield, OR.
Moderator, "Summer Craft Forum: Craft and the Ephemeral," University of Oregon. Eugene, OR.
Panelist, "Conversations on Craft: Mending," Oregon College of Art and Craft. Portland, OR.
Visiting Artist, Harold Washington College. Chicago, Illinois.
Visiting Artist, Schurz High School. Chicago, Illinois.
2011 - 2012
Curatorial Assistant, Detroit Institute of Art.
Gallery Director, Forum Gallery. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Kingswood School. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Visiting Lecturer, The College of Creative Studies. Detroit, Michigan.
2008 - 2011
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, The University of Oregon Department of Art.
Printmedia Instructor, Collage School of Art and Craft. Portland, Oregon.
Teaching Assistant, Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Deer Isle, Maine.
Technical Assistant, Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Deer Isle, Maine.
Book-arts Instructor, Independent Publisher's Resource Center. Portland, Oregon.
Visiting Artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS & OTHER PROJECTS
Wildacres Artist in Residence. Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Chicago Artist's Coalition BOLT Residency. Chicago, Illinois. Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts.
ACRE Artist Residency Program. Steuben, Wisconsin.
Panelist for Craft and Social Practice—Open Engagement Symposium, Museum of Contemporary Craft. Portland, Oregon.
Panelist for the Midwestern Fiber Arts Educator's Network. Kansas City, Missouri.
2011 - 2012
MFA Residency, Ox Bow School of Art. Saugatuck, Michigan.
Fellowship Program, Ox Bow School of Art. Saugatuck, Michigan.
Distinguished Alumni Keynote Speaker, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Cranbrook Academy of Art Director's Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Cranbrook Academy of Art Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Bachelor of Fine Art Fellowship Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2004 - 2008
Full Tuition Chairman's Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"Men/Mend/Amend: The Work of Mark Newport," Surface Design Journal
Notes on Craft and Collaboration. The Journal of Cloth and Culture.
On Comfort. SOFA Chicago, Special exhibitions publication.
On Buttons. Palos Verdes Art Center, catalogue.
Acquired Objects: Textiles, Tools, and Notations—The Judith Solomon Collection. Palos Verdes Art Center.
Comfort. SOFA Chicago.
Echolocation—New Morphologies, Studio Ceramics and Digital Processes. Alfred University Press.
Recurring Dreams—Object Focus: the Bowl. Museum of Contemporary Craft publications.
Love and its Proposals. Carets and Sticks. http://www.caretsandsticks.com/2013/02/love-and-its-propsals/
Judith Brotman. Carets and Sticks. http://www.caretsandsticks.com/2013/03/interview-judith-brotman/
Jeanne Medina. http://jeannemedina.com/news.html