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Education

Master of Fine Arts (1994), San Francisco State University, Outstanding M.F.A. Candidate, Art Department

Bachelor of Arts, Studio (1984), University of California, Santa Cruz, University of California, Santa Cruz Chancellor’s Grant (1983)

 

Teaching

Tenured Professor of Ceramics and Sculpture (2002-present), San Jose City College, Department of Fine Arts, Division of Humanities and Social Science

 

Solo Exhibitions

  • Michelle Gregor, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA (2022) (upcoming)

  • Michelle Gregor, Brumfield Gallery, Astoria, OR (2022) (upcoming)

  • Solo Exhibition, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (2021)

  • Michelle Gregor, Brumfield Gallery, Astoria, OR (2020)

  • Confluence, San Jose City College Art Gallery, San Jose, CA (2019)

  • Confluence: Michelle Gregor, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (2018)

  • Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence: Michelle Gregor, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA (2018)

  • Tributary, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Solano, CA (2016)

  • Aeviterna, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (2013) (catalogue)

  • New Work, Roscoe Gallery, Oakland, CA (2017, 2013)

  • Whirl, Space 743, San Francisco, CA (2005)

  • One Hundred Heads and Hands, Space 743, San Francisco, CA (2003)

  • inVocation, Space 743, San Francisco, CA (2000)

  • Soul’s Container, Space 743, San Francisco, CA (1997)

  • New Work, Space 743, San Francisco, CA (1995)

  • Expressive Figures in Form, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (1995) 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Tap Roots, NCECA Group Exhibition, 56th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Fertile Ground, Sacramento, CA, Epperson Gallery of Ceramic Arts, Crockett, CA (2022) (upcoming)

  • Relics and Rebirth, NCECA Group Exhibition, 56th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Fertile Ground, Sacramento, CA (2022) (upcoming)

  • 30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (2010-2021)

  • Continuous Clay: Trends & Innovations, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA), Novato, CA (curated by Jeff Downing, Professor of Art and Head of Ceramics at San Francisco State University, CA) (2021)

  • Bay Area Figurative, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (2021)

  • Summer Group Show, Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, CA (2020)

  • Group Exhibition, Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (2020)

  • Surface, Place and Time, Toby’s Feed Barn, Pt. Reyes Station, CA (2020)

  • 31 Women, Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, CA (curated by Marianne McGrath, art historian, curator, art consultant and educator, Los Gatos, CA; with Karen Gutfreund, artist, activist, curator, Yosemite, CA; and Suzanne Whitney-Smedt, owner/director, Whitney Modern, Los Gatos, CA) (2020) (catalogue)

  • Bay Area Clay: A Legacy of Social Consciousness, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (curated by Lisa Reinertson, artist, Davis, CA) (2018) (catalogue)

  • Deconstructing The Conversation, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (2018)

  • Sculptural Objects Functional Art (SOFA) Chicago, IL (2012-2015, 2017-2019, 2022) (upcoming)

  • Bay Area Clay, A Legacy of Social Consciousness, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Exhibition, The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR and Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA (curated by Lisa Reinertson, artist, Davis, CA) (2017) (catalogue)

  • Go Figure ~ The Human Body in Clay, The Potters' Studio, Berkeley, CA (2017)

  • Omnus Terra, NCECA Gallery 114, Portland, OR (2017)

  • Body Language, Ice House Gallery, Petaluma, CA (2017)

  • 7th Annual Art of Painting in the 21st Century: Exhibition, with Solo Exhibition by Avery Palmer and Kristen Napier, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (2016) (catalogue)

  • La Nino, SMAart Gallery & Studio, San Francisco, CA (2016)

  • Brea Invitational Glass and Ceramic Exhibition—ACGA, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA (curated by Mary Bayard White for glass, artist/educator, Oakland, CA, and Lana Wilson for Clay, artist/writer, Berkeley, CA) (2015)

  • Cross Pollination, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA (2015)

  • Oakland Museum Art Guild Studio Tour, Oakland, CA (2014)

  • California Style, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA (2013)

  • Figuratively Speaking, SMAart Gallery & Studio, San Francisco, CA (curated by Steven Allen, artist, San Francisco, CA) (2013-2015)

  • Body language, Figures in Clay, Skyline College Art Gallery, San Bruno, CA (2013)

  • Ceramics Annual of America, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA (2010-2012)

  • ACGA Exhibition, The Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA (2011)

  • Transcendent, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (curated by Kathleen Hanna, artist, Petaluma, CA) (2010)

  • Innovations in Contemporary Craft, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (2010)

  • People’s Choice Award Las Cadre - 21st Century Groove, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA (2010)

  • Firing a Legacy: David Kuraoka & San Francisco State University, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (2009)

  • Las Cadre: Craft Masters, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (2009)

  • Community Clay, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Kentfield, CA (2009)

  • Exploring the Surface, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA (2008)

  • Indoor Sculpture Competition, City of Santa Clara, CA (2007) First Place Award

  • Sculpture Competition, City of Santa Clara, CA (2006) Second Place Award

  • Strange Days, Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, The Atrium Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2005)

  • Garden Gallery Walk, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (1994-1998)

  • California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA (1993-1997)

  • Delirium, OPTS Arts, San Francisco, CA (1994)

  • West Coast Clay: The New Breed, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA (1993)

  • Manifestazione Ceramica, Savona, Italy (1990)

 

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Indoor Sculpture Competition, City of Santa Clara, CA (2007) First Place Award

  • Sculpture Competition, City of Santa Clara, CA (2006) Second Place Award

  • Outstanding M.F.A. Candidate, Art Department (1994)

  • University of California, Santa Cruz Chancellor’s Grant (1983)

 

Selected Commissions and Collections

  • American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, CA, The Oracle acquisition (2013)

  • Bronze Exterior Freize, Olympic Club, San Francisco, CA Public Sculpture Installation (2004)

  • Private Architectural Residential Commissions - August Company, Oakland, CA (1995-2004)

  • Architectural Tile Mural Installations, The Spa at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, CA (2002)