My work opposes the direction in which I see contemporary art and society moving. Visual objects today tend to be big and bright, screaming out to the viewer "Look at me." However, after grab one's attention, there is very little to hold the viewer's long term interest. My work communicates to the viewer using an intimate whisper rather than a scream. I avoid the use of bright flashy colors; my pallet tends towards muted earth tones. I consciously make my work on a small manageable scale compared to current norms. My forms and colors shift subtly to create pleasing compositions, designed to slowly develop a relationship with a viewer and hold his interest for many years. I wish for the beauty and interest of my work to grow over time, as this is the ultimate test of art.
WIL SHYNKARUK 37 North 200 East Apt. 2 Logan Utah USA 84321 Home (801) 753-7101 Office (801) 750-3566 EDUCATION 1990-1991: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Masters of Fine Arts Degree. 1989-1991: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Museum Training Program. 1988-1990: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; Master of Arts Degree in Studio Art. 1984-1988: University of Manitoba, Canada; Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors Degree TEACHING EXPERIENCE Instructor. Utah State University, Dept. of Art (Ceramics) September 1993- March 1994. Instructor. Utah State University, Dept. of Art. (Three Dimensional Design) Jan. 1992-Dec. 1992. Teaching Assistant. University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. August 1990-May 1991. Assistant Instructor. University of Iowa Ceramics Department. August 1990- December 1990. Children's Ceramics Instructor. University of Manitoba. (Mini-University) May-August 1987. Children's Seminar Instructor. Manitou Rapids Arts Council. July 1986. RELATED EXPERIENCE Registrar. 1995 Clay National Exhibition (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts). Ceramics Studio Coordinator. Utah State University. September 1991-Present. Technical Assistant. U of Manitoba Ceramic Department. Sept. 87-Apr. 88, and Sept. 86-Apr. 87. Ceramics Club President. University of Manitoba. 1987-1986. Studio Assistant. The Sounding Stone, Inc. (a production pottery). May- August 1986. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS Feats of Clay VII, May 21 to June 18, 1994 (Purchase Award) Lincoln Arts, Lincoln California Utah State University Art Faculty Show, February 11 to 25, 1994 Twain Tippet's Gallery, Utah State University. Logan Utah Fire Works, October 22 to November 20, 1993 Alliance for the Varied Arts Gallery, Logan Utah Statewide 93, July 1 to August 27, 1993 Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden Utah Fletcher Challenge, June 3 to July 4, 1993 Auckland Institute and Museum, Auckland New Zealand The Wheel, the Wall and the Wild, June 4 to June 26, 1993 Brigham City Museum, Brigham City Utah 4 to 8, May 29 to June 25, 1993 Alliance for the Varied Arts Gallery, Logan Utah Vessels, April 30 to June 12, 1993 The Upper Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin New Ceramics, April 2 to May 22, 1993 Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven Connecticut Contemporary Folk Art, March 15 to April 17, 1993 The Upper Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin Year of The Craft, Clay & Fiber Exhibition, Mar. 7 to Apr. 25, 1993. Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames Iowa 10 & 10 Exhibition, March 6 to April 1, 1993 Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City Utah Alliance for the Varied Arts, Celebrate the Arts, Feb. 19 to Mar. 13, 1993. Bullen Arts Center, Logan Utah Fifth Annual Teapot Show, January 15 to February 26, 1993 The Upper Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin Utah State University Art Faculty Show, January 10 to 29, 1993 Twain Tippet's Gallery, Utah State University. Logan Utah Contours VI, June 5 to June 25, 1992 Central Sierra Arts Council, Sonora California Alliance for the Varied Arts, Celebrate the Arts, April 17 to May 13, 1992. Bullen Arts Center, Logan Utah Big Sky Biennial VII - March 9 to April 3, 1992 John B. Davis Gallery, Idaho State University. Pokatello, Idaho Utah State University Faculty Exhibition - Jan. 6 to Feb. 7, 1992 Twain Tippet's Gallery. Utah State University. Logan, Utah. M.F.A. Exhibition - May 4 to 12, 1991 University of Iowa Museum of Art. Iowa City, Iowa. Domestic Crisis Center Invitational Show and Auction Feb. 8 to March 10, 1991. Ginsburg's Jewelers. Iowa City, Iowa. Year of the Cicada - Jan. 14 to Jan. 18, 1991 Eve Drewlowe Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa Crafts 23 - Nov. 18 1990 to Jan. 1, 1991 Charles H. MacNider Museum. Mason City, Iowa. Design Quest, National Handmade Teapot Competition Nov. 10 to Dec. 1 1990, Design Quest Home Design Center. Grand Rapids, MI. Clay: Form and Function - Oct. 22 to 26, 1990 Eve Drewlowe Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa Salon XII - March to April 1990 Brunnier Museum. Ames, Iowa. Invitational Teapot/Teabowl Exhibition - June 1990 Iowa Artisan's Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa. Graduate Ceramics Exhibition - Apr. 3 to Apr. 7, 1989 Eve Drewlowe Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa. University of Iowa Student Art Exhibition - Mar. 29 to Apr. 7, 1989. Old Brick. Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa Salon XI-Feb. 27 - Apr. 16, 1989 Bunnier Museum. Ames, Iowa. Iowa Craft 21 - Nov. 20, 1988 to Jan. 8, 1989 Charles H. MacNider Museum. Mason City, Iowa. Thesis Exhibition - May 12 to 31, 1988 Craft Space Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Handmade - 1987 to 1988 (Manitoba Crafts Council Traveling Exhibition) Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brandon, Manitoba. Regina, Saskatchewan. Calgary, Alberta. Halifax, Nova Scotia. AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND HONORS Purchase Award, Feats of Clay VII-1994. Lincoln Arts, Lincoln California. Glen C. Nelson Scholarship-1990. University of Iowa. Manitoba Arts Council Education Grant-1989. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Manitoba Arts Council Education Grant-1988. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Manitoba Crafts Guild Scholarship-1987. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Youth Canada Award for Excellence in Ceramic Design-1984. Toronto, Ontario. PERMANENT COLLECTIONS Auckland Institute and Museum Applied Arts Collection Auckland, New Zealand University of Iowa Museum of Art Iowa City, Iowa USA Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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