Mostly, I am drawn to the revelations of the body. My wall relief figures are integrated, whole, physical ones, which are then (at least partially) disintegrated, dematerialized, or fractionalized by light. Barely in touch with the forces of gravity, sometimes they just float. Foreshortening is a big element - I enjoy playing with the tension of packing three dimensional objects into a two-dimensional space. I am attracted by combining "real" three-dimensional space with the illusionary space created by incised lines.
My recent 'Skychild/Skullman-l' series continues my focus on "great" themes and primal oppositions. It concerns a tantalizingly-close proximity of opposite forces: innocence/iniquity/death/life. There is an intent to break preconceptions and dissolve apparent differences.
PAULA JEAN RICE 3210 W. Mountain Drive Flagstaff, Arizona 8601 Home and Studio Phone: (602) 774-4044 PROFESSIONAL DEGREES 1976-79 Master of Fine Arts; University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ceramic sculpture: Studied under Deborah Butterfield, Don Reitz, Bruce Breckenridge, Wayne Taylor, Ernie Moll, others. 1969-71 Master of Education, Art; Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Major Professor Kenneth Beittel. 1962-66 Bachelor of Science in Design; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (Honors). Double Major Painting and Sculpture. Minor Art History. Studied under John Rush, Guy Palazzola, Tom Mcaure, NathanWhitman Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society. Recipient- William Branstrom Prize. OTHER EDUCATION 1974-76 Doctoral Candidate in Art Education; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 1975 Notre Dame Summer Session Workshop; Notre Dame, Indiana. 1964-65 Putney School of Art, London, England. Drawing, Painting, Cerarnics. 1964 Accademia di Belle Arti, Perugia, Italy. Drawing, Woodblock. 1962-63 San Jose State University, San Jose, California. Aesthetics, Drawing, Design. TEACHING 1994-95 Associate Professor of Art; Ceramics; Northem Arizona University, Flagstaff. 1988-94 Assistant Professor; Beginning through Graduate Ceramics; Northem Arizona University, Flagstaff. 1987-88 Assistant Professor; Beginning through Graduate Ceramics, Life Drawing; Northem Arizona University; Flagstaff. 1986-87 Lecturer; Beginning through Graduate Ceramics; University of Wisconsin-Madison. 1985-86 Visiting Head of Ceramics and Lecturer; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Beginning, Advanced, and Graduate Ceramics; Basic Drawing. 1981-83 Lecturer; Ceramics, Sculpture, Art History, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha, Wisconsin. 1981 Instructor, Ceramics; University of Northem Arizona, Flagstaff; Summer term. 1980 Instructor, Clay Sculpture; Peters Valley School of Crafts, Layton, New Jersey; June. 1980 Artist-in-Residence, aay Sculpture; Ohio State University, Columbus; Spring term. 1975-76 Teaching Assistantship in Ceramics, Design. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 1971 Instructor for Free University, Ceramics; Penn State University, State College; Sumrner. 1969-70 Bellefonte Area School District, Pennsyl.vania. Art. 1967-68 Cove School District, Pennsylvania. Art. 1966-67 Art Instructor, Intemational School, Dar es Salaarn, Tanzania, East INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS 1992 Intemational Ceramics Exhibition, uaay Today", Galleri Norby, Copenhagen, Denmark; November. 1992 Intemational Ceramics: Art, Design, and Research", an International Conference Exhibition, Posio, Finland; June-August. 1992 Intemational Exhibition of American, Russian, and Baltic Ceramics; Exhibition Hall, Kipsala; Riga, Latvia; January-February. 1991 lntemational Exhibition of American and Soviet Ceramics, Dzintari, Jurmala, Latvia; December. 1991 5th International Triennial of Ceramics; Ceramic Material in Modern Art, Sopot Art Gallery . Warsaw, Poland, June-August 1991 Intemational Cerarnics Invitational Exhibition, "Clay Today". Museum Menzinghe; Roden, the Netherlands, May/June
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