Megumi Naitoh


Education

2000
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
M.F.A., 3D, ceramics

1995
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
B.S., Applied Design, emphasis in ceramics


Solo Exhibitions

2012
•”Real life, Virtual Life”, Bemidji State University, MN
2010
• “Login Community, real life/virtual life” Hallspace, Boston, MA
2007
• “Fractured View”, Schlosberg Gallery, Montserrat School of Art, MA
2006
• “Bitmapped”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2005
•”Bitmapped” Lillian Imming Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
2004
• “Solo Exhibition Award Series, work of Megumi Natioh”, The Clay Studio,
Philadelphia, PA
• “Bitmapped Character Series”, Artist Foundation, Boston, MA


Group Exhibitions

2015
• "Eclectic Tradition", Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA (NCECA)
• "State of Clay", Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA (NCECA)

2014
• “Poking the Lilies Pad”, Crane House, Asia Institute, Louisville KY
• "100 Grains of Rice", Gaya Ceramic Center, Bali, Indonesia

2013
• “Wonderland”, Milton Keynes Art Centre, Milton Keynes, U.K.
• “Earth Moves: current shifts in ceramic art and design”, Arvada Center for Arts,
CO (NCECA)
• “Clay Prints”, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
• “Mosaics”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
• “Clay & Print IV”, Museum of Printing History, Huston, TX (NCECA)

2012
• “Winter White”, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA
• “Clay and Print”, Ann Linnemann Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
• ”Earth and Alchemy”, Paine Gallery, Mass College of Art, MA
• “Push Play”, NCECA 2012 Invitational, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
• Clay and Prints III”, AMACO/Brent Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2011
• “Self-Schema”, The Heights Waterfront (Trolly Barn), Tampa, FL (NCECA)
• “Elastic Authenticity”, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL (NCECA)

2010
•”Bodily Functions”, Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
• “Contemporary Mosaics, A Cutting Edge Invitational”, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
• “Clay and Print II”, West Chester University Gallery, West Chester, PA (NCECA)

2009
•” LEAP award winner and finalists”, The Society for Contemporary Craft,
Pittsburgh, PA
•”FORWARD TRAVELLING Invitational”, Norwegian University of Science and Technolgy, Todalen, Norway
• “Color and Form”, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
•” The State of Clay 09”, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA
• “Synthesis”, Hyatt, Phoenix, AZ (NCECA)

2008
• Texting: Print and Clay, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
• All Fired Up, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
• Field Report, The Boston Printmakers, Gordon College, Gloucester, MA
• Clay and Print 2008, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA (NCECA)
• Clay and The Transferred Image II, Westby Gallery, Rowan University,
Glassboro, NJ
• Dust to Decadence, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
• Faculty Show, Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
• A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane & Sandy Besser Collection,
Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2007
• “Clay@Penn”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
• Clay Mechanic II, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
• Graphic Havoc, Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VT
• State of Clay, Lexington Arts and Craft Society, Lexington, MA
• The Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial, 808 Boston University Gallery, MA
• “By the Hand”, A National Juried Exhibition of Traditional and Innovative Craft,
Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
• “Looking Back, Looking Forward”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
• “New Landscape”, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2005
• UNECO collaboration tile project - Boston, MA, Paris, France
• Art of Ceramics, Gallery International, Baltimore, MD
• Ceramics competition, Gallery International, Baltimore, MD (NCECA)
• “Bitmapped”, Solo Exhibition Award Series, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2004
• “Red Heat”, The University of Tulsa, OK
• “Annual Juried show 2004”, Essex Art Center/Essex, MA
• “The State of Clay”, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA
• “Lagrange National xxIII”, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, GA
• “Clay Mechanics”, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN (NCECA)

2003
• “Faculty Show”, Lillian Imming Gallery, Boston, MA
• “ANA32”, Holter Art Museum, Helena, MT
• “New Renaissance”, Lillian Imming Gallery, Boston, MA
• “NCECA 2003 Clay National Exhibition”, San Diego, CA

2002
• “Digitally Propelled Ideas: 2002”, Kellogg University Art Gallery at
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
• “Terrors and Wonder-Monsters in Contemporary Art”, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
• “Stretch Invitational”, Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC (NCECA)
• “Below 2002”, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR

2000
• “Made in 2000”, The Robert Lauren Gallery, Easthampton, MA
• “Technology and Environment”, Master’s of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition , Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
• “3D Department Faculty Exhibition”, Federal Reserve Bank Gallery, Boston, MA

1999
• “Fear and Loathing”, Heywood Gallery, Worcester, MA
 


Benefit Auctions

2014
•”Hats off to Mudflat” gala auction, Mudflat, Somerville, MA

2013
• Benefit Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Bosoton, MA

2012
• Ceramic Research Center Gala auction, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2011
• Handmade for Japan, Online Auction
• Art Auction, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ

2010
• Auction, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University Museum,Tempe, AZ
• Art Auction, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ

2009
• “Experience the New”, Auction, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ

2008
• “CERAM a RAMA”, Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University Museum,Tempe, AZ

2007
• “Mastery of Clay”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
• “The Artist Gift”, auction, Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA

2006
• “Mastery of Clay”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2005
• “Mastery of Clay”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2004
• Benefit Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Bosoton, MA

2003
• Benefit Auction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA


Awards

2013
• Brother Thomas Fellowship, Boston Fundation, MA

2009
• LEAP award finalist, The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
• Juror’s Award, The State of Clay, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, MA

2008
• International Residency Award, NCECA

2007
• Emerging Artist Award, NCECA

2005
• Third Place, Ceramics Competition, Gallery International, Baltimore, MD

2004
• Juror’s Award, Annual Juried show 2004, Essex Art Center, Essex, MA
• Solo Exhibition Award, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2003
• Massachusetts Cultural Grant, MA


Publications
Reviews

2014
•”Ceramic Arts 2014 Yearbook”, award winner, Brother Thomas, Sept. 2014

2013
• “Fuller Craft Museum Takes A Look At The “Art of Mosaics”, Mosaic Art Now, July 2013
• “Ceramics and Print, new edition”, A&C Black/UPP handbook, U.K.
• “500 prints in clay”, Lark Craft, 2013

2012
• “Earth and Alchemy”, by Meredith Cutler, ARTSCOPE, New England art magazine, 11,12,2012
• “Ceramics Art and Perception”, Push Play, reinventing a wheel, A review by Judy
Seckler, issue 88, p108-p111, Australia

2011
• Ceramics Ireland. “Elastic Authenticity,” Issue 27 2011, p. 18 - 21

2010
• ”Fantasy Figures” by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, September 22nd Wed.
• “Artists put a modern face on mosaics” by Bill Van Siclen,
May 5, 2010, Providence Journal

2009
• “Global Explorations”, NCECA Journal, 2009 vol. 30, P50-53.

2008
• “Mosaics: a contemporary approach”, The Studio Potter magazine, vol.36,number 2, summer 08, p78-79
• “Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic” A&C Black London publisher,
written by Judy Schwartz, Ph.D. (upcoming, available in July 2008)

2007
• ”Legacy, Emerging Artist Award”, NCECA Journal, 2007 vol. 28
• “Gallery showcases national ceramics talent” by Gideon Marcus,
The Coast News, February 15th.
•“Pixilated Pictures, Barbara Rizza Mellin explains the techniques of Megumi
Naitoh’s ceramic mosaics” Ceramics Technical magazine, Nov. 2007-April 2008
issue, p32-35
• “The State of Clay” by Barbara Mellin, Ceramics Art and Perception magazine,
September to November 2007
• “The Ghost in the Machine, Show at Firehouse highlights human-computer
relationship” by Anne Galloway, The Times Argus, July 13th
• ”Clay On Display The State of Clay Exhibition at LACS” by Barbara Mellin,
Lexington Colonial Times Magazine, April - May, P50-51

2006
• Upfront, ”Megumi Naitoh”, Ceramics Monthly magazine, March issue, P26
• “Megumi Naitoh: Bitmapped” by Kristen Pounds, Art New England magazine,
August-September issue

2005
• “Digital Ceramics” by Edward J. Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4th

2002
• “Strangers Gods and Monsters” by Richard Kearney, Routledge publisher

2001
• Museums Boston Fall/Holiday 01-02 Page22
• “Juried National of Low-Fire Ceramics”, UpFront, Ceramics Monthly magazine,
October

2000
• “Things that go bump in the DeCordova”, Boston Globe, September 30th
• “Megumi Naitoh”, Upfront, Ceramics Monthly magazine, December


Exhibition Catalogs

2013
•”Earth Moves: Current Shift in Ceramics Art and Desin”, NCECA, Arvada Center, CO.

2012
•”Push Play” The 2012 NCECA Invitational, Bellevue, WA

2011
• “Elastic Authenticity”, Morean Arts center, FL, curated by Susan Beiner and
Darien Johnson, article written by Glen R. Brown

2008
• “A Human Impulse, Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection”
Ceramics Research Center, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ
• “Dust to Decadence” , Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA

2007
• “Clay@Penn”, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
• “The Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial”, Boston, MA

2003
•” NCECA 2003 Clay National Exhibition” , San Diego, CA

2001
• “Monsters in Contemporary Art”, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA


Public
Collections

2014
• Manchester Metropolitan University Digital Craft Collection, Manchester, U.K.
• Gaya Ceramic Art Center, Bali, Indonesia
• Gauldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center - Denmark

2009
• Gauldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center - Denmark

2007
• Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Residencies


 

2014
• The International Ceramic Reserch Center, Guldageraard, Denmark April -June
• Gaya Ceramic Center, Bali, Indonesia, January - March

2009
• The International Ceramic Research Center, Guldageraard, Denmark February - March


presentations
visiting artist

2014
•guest speaker to Life/Money/Work senior seminar, 3D dept., MassArt, MA
• slide lecture, The International Ceramic Reserch Center, Guldageraard, Denmark
• Slide Lecture, Gaya Ceramic Art Center, Jan., 2014

2013
• Visiting Artist, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

2012
• Clay and Print Symposium speaker, Guldagergaard, International
Ceramic Research Center, Denamark
• Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada

2009
• “Global Explorations”, panle moderator, NCECA, Phoenix, AZ

2007
• “Emerging Arist”, NCECA Louisville, KT


Teaching
 

Present - 2008
• Associate Professor of Art, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Fall 2013
• Visiting Lecturer, School of Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA

Spring 2012
• Massachusetts College of Art, Japan Travel Course in Ceramics, MA, Japan

Fall 2014 and 2009-2013
• Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2008-2002
• Assistant Professor of Art, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2008-2000
• Adjunct Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Summer 2002
• Instructor: Art New England Workshop at Bennington College, VT

2002-2000
• Half-time Instructor at Emmanuel College, adjunct instructor at Massachusetts
College of Art, The School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.


Other Professional
Experiences