Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

MICHELLINO

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS
&
CLAY GODS

claygods™ is an imprint of Michellino Ceramics, which began as an aegis to network public agencies, when I installed my M.F.A. thesis (Trimorphous Didaktikus, 2001) on public walls.  Then wedded with the public, I resurfaced the walls of a harbor village creating 29 architectural installations. I also developed artwork for a myriad of patrons upon request.The Ventura Harbor Fishermen’s Memorial (2005) is the last project by Michellino Ceramics, a culmination of eight years in a single artist residency.

claygods™ removes national borders to appropriate symbols of different times and spaces. A trans-cultured trans avant-guard, I am drawn to pre-axial nature.  I create through natural trajectories in outside viral contexts. Mystified and disciplined I wander through the “desert” in search of the “pure” self. Undiluted, untethered, and spun endlessly by multi-cultural dynamism.

claygods™ draws upon three years of travel beginning with an apprenticeship in the old kiln rooms of Jing De Zhen, China and ending lastly in India and Nepal.  It has been exciting and the symbols I have meditated upon are now re-birthing via my fingertips, populating my studio, and gestating in my kiln.

I dub myself a nomadist.  My work is the perpetual ugly duckling—it is always the other, regardless of style, medium or idea.  Forgive me.

Education

Visiting Scholar Jingdezhan Ceramic Institute,   Jingdezhen city in Jiangxi, China   2005

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY                NORTHRIDGE, USA             2001
MFA   MASTER OF ART IN FINE ART WITH DISTINCTION-SPECIALITION CERAMICS IN PUBLIC ART
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY                NORTHRIDGE, USA             1997
BA   BACHELOR OF ARTS (HUMANITIES) WITH HONORS-SPECIALIZATION IN EDUCATION/STUDIO ARTS

 

PAST WORK TRAJECTORY
MY FOCUS IS DIRECTED TOWARDS ACTUALIZING A WHOLISTIC ART EXPERIENCE UNITING ENVIRONMENT, ART AND CULTURE INTO A MULTILAYERED PRESENTATION WITHOUT CREATING AN INTELLECTUAL BARRIER BETWEEN THE “PEOPLE” AND THE “ARTWORK”. IN EFFECT MY BEST CASE SCENARIO IS TO BRING THE PUBLIC WITHIN THE ART PROCESS ITSELF. WHEN THE PUBLIC BECOME INVLVED WITH THE ART CREATION, THEN THE ART ITSELF TAKES ON MEANING FOR THE COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY BECOMES AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ARTWORK IN AN ONGOING AND UNAFFECTED MANNER.

RELATED WORK IN THE FIELD OF CERAMIC

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT VENTURA HARBOR 1998 THROUGH 2005
THE VENTURA HARBOR MURAL PROJECT SPANNED SEVEN YEARS AND IS THE LARGEST INSTALLATION OF HAND MADE CERAMIC TILE ON THE WESTERN SEABOARD OF THE UNITED STATES AND WAS CREATED, INSTALLLED, ND FUNDED BY MY INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS

RAISING AN ESTIMATED $250,000 DOLLARS FOR THE PROJECT THROUGH FUNDRAISING AND TRADE I INVOLVED FIFTEEN PUBLIC AGENCIES AND RECIVED RECOGNITION AND AWARDS FROM THE US SENATE, THE US CONGRESS, THE STATE LEGISLATURE, THE STATE CONGRESS, THE VENTURA MAYORS OFFICE, THE VENTURA BUREAU OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND THE PORT OF VENTURA NOT TO MENTION THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATIONS IN THE FIELD OF CERAMICS:

ARCHITECTURAL TILE INSTALLATION BIRCH BAY, WASHINGTON STATE    2016

ARCHITECTURAL TILE INSTALLATION BIRCH BAY, WASHINGTON STATE    2012

MURAL INSTALLATION AT PRIVATE RESIDENCE, VENTURA , CA                       2010

RESTORATION OF TILE INSTALLATION, VENTURA, CA             2010

TILE INSTALLATION FOR NORTH WEST FARM, WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON    2008

TILE INSTALLATION, VENTURA, CA                                                  2007

VENTURA HARBOR FISHERMEN’S MEMORIAL ARCH                2005

FREE STANDING MONUMENT
VENTURA HARBOR PORT DISTRICT, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA

ARCHITECTURAL CERAMIC MURAL                                          2001-2005
BOULDER CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, CITY OF BOULDER, NEVADA

ARCHITECTURAL CERAMIC MURAL                                          2003
FRANK LLOYD WRITE TIME SHARE BUILDING, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA

ARCHITECTURAL INSTALLATION                                             2001
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, CALIFORNIA

VENTURA HARBOR MURAL PROJECT                                      1998-2001
VENTURA PORT DISTRICT, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA

SELECTED HONORS/AWARDS/GRANTS

NATIONAL CONGRESS   2005
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION
LOUIS CAPPS, MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SENATE

NATIONAL CONGRESS   2005
CERTIFICATE OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT
ELLTO GALLEGRY, MEMBER OF CONGRESS

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE   2005
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR “…COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY”
TOM MccLINNTOCK, STATE SENATOR

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATOR ASSEMBLY   2005
CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR “…INCREIDBLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF PUBLIC ART…”
PEDRO NAVA, ASSEMBLY MEMBER CALIFORNIA STATE LEGISLATOR

MAYORS ART AWARD CITY OF VENTURA    2005
“IN RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE VITALITY OF OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH CREATION OF THE VENTURA HARBOR FISHERMEN’S MEMORIAL”
BRIAN BRENNAN, MAYOR OF VENTURA

FIRST BEATRICE WOOD MEMORIAL AWARD   1998
AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, DESIGN CHAPTER WEST
SAN FERNANDO, CALIFORNIA

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

NAPIER, MARILYN. CREATIVE PARTNERSHIP: ARTIST MICHELLINO ANGELA AND CURATOR VALERI SNELLING. BELLINGHAM ALIVE: NORTH SOUND LIFE. DECEMBER 2015 P. 28-29

TIM HAUF, ARTWORK AT VENTURA HARBOR. 2001-2006. VENTURA COUNTY: LAND OF EVERLASTING SUMMER. BY TIM HAUF. PUBLISHED BY TIM HAUF PHOTOGRAPHY P.O. BOX, 1241 KINGSTON, WA 98346 P. 44-45

HERNANDEZ, MARGORIE. “SCULPTURE AT VENTURA HARBOR HONORS FISHERMEN LOST AT SEA” SUNDAY STAR WEST COUNTY. FEBRUARY 20, 2005, SEC. FRONT PAGE

SAILIENT, CATHERINE. “ARTWORK HONORS FISHING INDUSTRY”. LOS ANGELES TIMES WEST COUNTRY. FEBRUARY 19, 2005. B.P.3

KIDD, SOPHIA. “MICHELLINO’S FISHERMEN’S MEMORIAL”. VENTURA LIFE AND STYLE MAGAZINE. APRIL, 2005. P. 45

MALCON, MEL. “COMPLETE FACIAL, VENTURA STYLE”. LOS ANGELES TIMES. VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. SEPTEMBER 28, 2003. SEC B, P. 4

REID,NANCY. “WOMEN WHO SCULPT.” BLEND MAGAZINE. SOUTHWEST, USA. JULY-DECEMBER, 2003. P. 9

NEWSHAM, RICHARD. “FEATURED ARTIST.” THE GUIDE. CITY OF VENTURA COMMUNITY SERVICE DEPARTMENT, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. SUMMER 2003. FRONT COVER-P.2

KONST, JILLIAN. “WALL MURAL ADDS ART TO TOWN”. BOULDER CITY NEWS. BOULDER, NEVADA. MAY 1, 2003, P.4-15

RISTCH, MASSY. “MEMORIAL TAKING SHAPE.” LOS ANGELES TIMES. VENTURA SECTION, VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. DECEMBER 24, 2002. SEC B, P. 4

SCHEIBE, JOHN. “EFFORT TO HONOR LOST FISHERMEN BEGINS AT VENTURA HARBOR.” VENTURA COUNTY STAR. VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. JULY 8, 2002. SEC B, FRONT PAGE

JONES, AMY. “SHEPARD IN THE ART.” VENTURA MAGAZINE. VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. SUMMER, 2002. P. 28-29

WOLUSCHUCH, ADRIANA. “PISCES THESIS PIECES.” VC REPORTER. VENTURA CALIFORNIA. APRIL 12, 2001. P. 2

TIM HAUF. CERAMIC ART WORK VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE. 2001. VENTURA COUNTY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE. BY TIM HAUF. PRINTED BY timhaufphotography.com 2001 and 2002 p.36-37

LEE, EVEN. “MARINE MURAL UNVEILING.” DAILY NEWS. SAN FERNANDO, CALIFORNIA. APRIL 9, 2001. P. 3

VERA, ROB. “DEDICATION MURAL UNVEILING: SEASHELLS ON THE SEASHORE.” VENTURA COUNTY STAR. VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. MAY 5, 2000. B.P. FRONT PAGE

SULLIVAN, T.J.. “A LIFE’S JOURNEY: SHEPARD TO ARTIST.” STAR NEWS. PASADENA, CALIFORNIA. JANUARY 18. B. FRONT PAGE

RISTCH, MASSY. “REALITY ISLAND” LA TIMES, VENTURA SECTION. VENTURA, CALIFORNIA. JANUARY 18, 1999. B. FRONT PAGE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

BOULDER CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, BOULDER CITY, NEVADA   2002-2005
MASTER ARTIST FOR THE HEMANWAY VISTA TILE MURAL
-EDUCATED LOCAL ART TEACHERS AND ARTISTS (FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THROUGH COLLEGE LEVEL)ON HOW TO CONSTRUCT A 130 SQUARE FOOT HAND MADE MURAL DEPICTING LAKE MEADE AND LOCAL LONG HORN SHEEP. THE TEACHING INVOLVED ALL ASPECTS OF MURAL MAKING FROM DESIGN TO APPLICATION

VENTURA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA   2003
INSTRUCTOR “ART IN THE CLASSROOM”
-TAUGHT FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS HOW TO CONSTRUCT MURALS WITH PAPER PRODUCTS
-INCORPORATED EARLY CALIFORNIAN HISTORY INTERPRETING ON THE ENVIRONMENT, ART, AND THE CHANNEL ISLANDS MARINE SANCTUARY AND PARK

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE   2000
INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD, CERAMICS
-IN ADDITION TO STANDARD CURRICULUM, THE STUDENTS CONSTRUCTED AND MOUNTED A 100 SQUARE FOOT HAND SCULPTED MURAL AT THE VENTURA HARBOR VILLAGE USING GLAZES FROM CHINA (MING DYNASTY)

PUBLICATIONS

TRIMORPHOUS DIDAKTIKUS: A PAGAN TRINITY
PUBLISHED BY CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA              2001

ONCE UPON AN ISLAND
PUBLISHED BY THE SANTA CRUZ ISLAND FOUNDATION
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA        1998

REFERENCES ON REQUEST