Jeffrey J. Thurston

Born: Sacramento, CA, 1984

Email: jthurstonart@gmail.com

Website: www.jeffreythurston.com

 

Education

2016                 MFA                            Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

2013                 BFA                             California State University Chico, Chico, CA.

2009                                                     Diablo Valley College, Walnut creek, CA.

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

2016-2018        Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Adjunct Professor

 

2015-2018        Country Day Creative Arts (Summer Program), Metairie, LA, Ceramics Teacher for students aged 10-14 years old.

 

2015-2016        Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Graduate Student Instructor

 

 

Solo Exhibition Record

 

2016                 Watching soap operas with the sound turned off, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                          Profits, Prophets, and Pogo Sticks, Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2015                 This Shifting Vessel, The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

 

2013                 A Not So Simple Construct, BSO Space, Ayres Hall, CSU Chico, Chico, CA.

 

2012                 Subdural Specters, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico,                          CA.

 

 

Group and juried shows

2018                 Clay in Place, Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

                         Clay as Canvas, The Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

      (Juried by Chandra DeBuse)

 

2017                 Alma Mudder, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.

      Ninth Annual Beyond the brick yard Juried Show, North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT. (Juried by Josh DeWeese)

                         PRINT: 2D | 3D, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA. (Juried by Mayumi Hamanaka)

 

2016                 Full Faculty exhibition, Carroll Gallery, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2015                 Visions in Clay 2015, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA. (Juried by Lisa Reinertson)

 

2014                 Winter Online Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, http://www.artistsassoc.org, web, (juried by Tom Christopher)

       Dirty Laundry, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA. Best of show

 

2013                 BFA group show, BSO Space, Ayres Hall, CSU Chico, CA

                         18th Juried Student Print Makers Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU Chico, Chico, CA. (Juried by Matthew Hopson-Walker) Honorable Mention [Catalog]

                         58th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Trinity Hall, CSU Chico, Chico, CA. (Juried by Patricia Maloney) [Catalog]

 

2012                 204.94, Thorndike Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland OR.

                         International Cup Exhibition 2012, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT. (Juried by Jayson Lawfer and Emily Schroeder)

      Back to the Future, Center of Fine and Performing Arts Gallery, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas(Juried by Bruce Helander)

                         57th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Taylor Hall, CSU Chico, Chico, CA, (Juried by Joyce Grimm) [Catalog]

                        9th Annual Ink and clay show, Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU Chico, Chico, CA

                        (Juried by Cameron Crawford and Catherine Sullivan) awarded the Jack Windsor award [Catalog]

                        17th Juried Student Printmakers' Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU Chico, Chico, CA (Juried by Jill Marie Mason) [Catalog]

                        California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, CSU Chico exhibition, Davis, CA (Juried by Cameron Crawford)                 

                         

2011                56th Annual Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Chico, CA. (Juried by Kevin B. Chen) [Catolog]

                        CACCA Chico State art exhibition, 228 B ST, Davis, CA. (Juried by Cameron Crawford)

                        From Across the Street a View of Chico State Ceramics, BSO Gallery, Chico, CA (Juried by Roxanne Jackson) Awarded Jurors pick

 

2009                Art Walk, Bancroft Gardens, Walnut Creek, CA. (Juried by Laura Van Duren)

 

2008                The Focus is Iron, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO. (Juried by Rian Kerrane)

                        Iron Kids, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA. (Juried by Kyle Millagan)

 

2007                DVC Sculpture Exhibit, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA. (Juried by Hopi Brenton)

 

Publications

 

2015                D’Addario, John. "Downtown Art Scene Stirs Back to Life with Strong Shows." New Orleans Advocate, 9 Sept. 2015. Web. 15 Oct. 2015 [Print]

                       

                         "India Jacobs, Jeffrey Thurston, Kyle Bravo and Kelly Muller at the Front." New Orleans Art Insider. Ed. D. E. Bookhardt, 27 Sept. 2015. Web.

 

2011                 Walker, Nicole. "Student bends, molds creations to reflect life’s imperfections." Orion [Chico] November 30, 2011, page C3, [Print]

 

 

Collections

 

2017                     Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane, Tulane university, New Orleans, LA.

2014                     Museum of Northern Contemporary Art (MONCA), Chico, CA.

 

Group Exhibitions Juried

 

2013                     Salon Da Refuse, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico, CA. (co-juried with Rickie Barnett)

2012                     An Alibi of Validity, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico, CA.

                             

Solo Exhibitions Curated

 

2013                 Destruction and Reliance, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico, CA. (co-curated with Rickie Barnett)

                       

                          Salina Ruffing: Tactile transitories, , Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico, CA. (co-curated with Rickie Barnett)

 

2012                 Seeing stars new works by Jamie Blankenship, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico, CA. (co-curated with Rickie Barnett)

                       

                          Mother Ship New Works by Ama Posey, Laxson Fine Arts Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico, CA. (co-curated with Rickie Barnett)

 

 

Other Experience

 

2015-2016        Tulane GSSA (Graduate Studies Student Association) Studio Arts Representative

2012-13            Curator for Laxson Fine Art Gallery, Laxson Auditorium, CSU Chico, Chico, CA.

2012                 Gallery assistant, Trinity Gallery, Trinity Hall, CSU Chico, Chico, CA.

2011-13            Studio assistant for Ceramics lab, CSU Chico, Chico, CA.

2009                 Studio assistant to Karl McDade

                          Installation assistant to Laura Van Duren

2008-09            Studio assistant for Ceramics lab, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.

2007-09            Studio assistant for Sculpture lab, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA.