For Desires That We Wish To Name Feb. 1 - March 2, 2019
A Solo Exhibition by Casey Whittier
Clayton Staples Gallery
Wichita State University
Room 205, McKnight Art Center
(Next to Ulrich Museum of Art)
Lecture and Opening Reception:
Feb 21, 2019
Lecture at 4pm, reception to follow
Every Corner: A Confessional at Lawrence Art Center Aug. 31- Oct. 13, 2018
Please join me for the opening reception of Every Corner: A Confessional on Aug. 31st from 5-9pm.
Insight Artist Talk Sept. 12 at 7pm.
Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Sundays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
For more information: www.lawrenceartcenter.org
Rituals & Identity at Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery presents our newest exhibition:
Rituals & Identity
A group exhibition
Saturday, June 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
104 Ann Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
This event is free and open to the public.
Rituals & Identity brings together a diverse collection of works by twenty-two artists, who explore the theme of rituals through imagery and provide a fascinating glimpse into rites of passage, communal rites and the rites of personal devotion.
Every society has rituals that mark daily routines and significant events during the life cycle: birth, marriage, and death. Most commonly defined as a series of established, habitual actions carried out for spiritual, social, political and personal significance; rituals are also the very processes by which identity is established and maintained.
Based on ritualistic constructs, values are communicated, which assist in reaffirming individual and collective identities through a shared sensory, psychological and emotional experience. In turn, these identities influence how societies perceive and express themselves, adopt social customs and align themselves with certain religious or political beliefs.
Through the works on display, this exhibit offers an opportunity to reevaluate the power of rituals in our modern day and take a fresh look at how they form our perceptions of who we are collectively and privately. In addition, we see the ability they have in impacting identity, societies and culture while uniting us in shared experiences.
Artists featured: Kelly Boehmer, Laura Chenicek, Peter Christenson, Dustin Clark, Lisa Falkenstern, Margaret Fanning, Niamh Farrely, Nicole Foran, Alex Griffin, Grishma Khodaria, Virginia Lavado, Katrina Majkut, John C. Manion, Jaquelyn Mendez, Alfonse Pagano, Irene Pouliassi, Chris Revelle, Camilo Rojas, Ola Rondiak, Casey Whittier, Katie Wild, and Theresa Wilshusen.
For more information regarding Rituals & Identity, or the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146, vwalsh@annstreetgallery, or visit www.annstreetgallery.org.
The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh and will be on view through Saturday, August 4, 2018.
365 Artists, 365 Days Exhibition at Frank Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee, WI June 9, 2018 - July 14, 2018
So excited to be part of this one!
The Clay Studio National, May 26 - July 15, 2018
Something To Carry My Guilt In is holding down a pedestal at The Clay Studio National at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA!
The Clay Studio National is a biannual exhibition show casing the full range of ceramic art being made in the United States now. Through this juried exhibition we highlight a diverse range of work, from functional to sculptural, and from traditional production techniques to cutting edge manufacturing technology.
Guest juror this year is Beth Ann Gerstein, Executive Director of the American Museum of Ceramic Art.
Opening Reception: First Friday, June 1, 5 - 8 pm
The Clay Studio
137-139 North Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Gallery & Shop Hours
Monday–Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Exposure @ NCECA February 25, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Exposure is an exhibition that asks artists invite someone outside of their typical associations into their studio to create together; an exchange of ideas, collaboration, and the resulting work.
Included Artists: Blanca Guerra, Jennifer Arnold, Mitch Shiles, Salvador Jiménez Flores, Alia Pialtos, Casey Whittier, Emily Manko, Jesse Ring, Kelcy Chase Folsom, Rachel Eng, John Emerson.
Organized by Jessie Rommelt & Rachel Eng.
Bunker Projects at GBBN Architects
5411 Penn Ave.
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 5-8pm
Artist Reception and Gallery Talks:
Friday, March 16th from 5-8pm
I have been working with Austin Dearth, an artist at Imagine That! KC, since November on work for this show. More about Imagine That! KC at:
College Art Association Conference, Feb 21-24, 2018
Hope to see you at the College Art Association's annual conference. I'm chairing a panel this year, details below:
“TOUCH AND TOOLING: A SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON CRAFT AND ENGAGEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS”
Time: 02/22/2018: 4:00PM–5:30PM
Location: Room 408B
Contemporary ceramics has deep roots in the craft and fine art worlds and is at home in both contexts. While broad in application and methodology, we propose that the field should be considered unified equally by its social history as by its materiality; clay carries with it the history of its use in nearly every culture and corner of the earth. This is an inherently participatory history that challenges the notion that socially engaged art practices are a new trend and gives precedent to the ways that contemporary practitioners expand notions of craft and engagement with ceramics.
To unpack this, we will look at the contributions of ceramics by presenting artists and projects that have built upon the following categories and their histories: ritual objects and representations of self (the figure), ceramics as tool for civic engagement (Greek voting, artistic activism), consumption and nourishment (the vessel and, in turn, the toilet), and the building of shelters and places of gathering (brick, tile, architecture).
When viewed from a perspective that includes the social and cultural implications as integral aspects of the material, we see the long tradition of artists utilizing ceramics as an impetus for social change, and we can begin to ask questions like:
How can contemporary ceramic artists use this knowledge to address social, political, and ecological concerns and ensure a future for ceramic art?
Does that change how one might consider and evaluate a work?
Are there additional tools and techniques that should be taught or considered?
“Touch and Tooling: Representations of Self in Ceramic Art History and Socially Engaged Practice”
Casey Whittier, Kansas City Art Institute
“Touch and Tooling: Consumption, Nourishment and the Social History of the Vessel”
Jeni Hansen Gard, Independent Artist
“Touch and Tooling: Ceramics as a Tool for Social Engagement”
Shannon Waldman, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“Touch and Tooling: Ceramics and the Architecture of Social Progression”
Henry Crissman, Independent Artist
Salina Biennial: Contemporary Art from the Mountain-Plains Region
The Longest Flight, Greatest Chase and My Promise will be at the Salina Arts Center for the Salina Biennial this year.
Feb 21, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Gallery Talk: Friday March 9th, 6pm
Salina Arts Center is located at:
242 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS, 67401
Wed - Sat, noon - 5 p.m.
Sun, 1 - 5 p.m.
Fahrenheit at the American Museum of Ceramic Art
March 10, 2018 – July 22, 2018
Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 6-9pm
Patti Warashina, Juror Presentation, 7:00pm
The American Museum of Ceramic Art is pleased to announce Fahrenheit 2018. Patti Warashina served as the juror for the exhibition and selected work from 80 artists from across the country.
AMOCA is located at:
399 N Garey Ave
Pomona, CA 91767
Second Saturdays, Noon-9pm
Something Between You and Me
Something Between You and Me
Jan. 11, 2018 - Feb. 2, 2018
West Virginia Wesleyan College
College Ave, Buckhannon, WV 26201
Terrain Biennial - Iowa City
Excited to have two new pieces My Promise; My Prison headed to Iowa City for the Terrain Biennial. Work will be up from Oct. 1st to Nov. 15th, 2017.
My work will be displayed outside at 1034 East Burlington Ave.
Artist talk at the University of Iowa with Mike Rea from 3:30-4:30 in the Art building, room E105.
Opening reception on Oct. 13th, 2017 from 5-8pm at Public Space One in Iowa City.
More information on the Terrain Biennial can be found at:
KACA Material Mastery Exhibition, Aug. 5 - Nov. 4, 2017
East of the Sun is on its way to the KACA Material Mastery Exhibition at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, KS!
Opening reception is August 5, 2017 from 5-7pm.
401 N 1st St, Lindsborg, KS 67456
10-5 Tuesday - Saturday
1-5 on Sunday
Hope to see you there!
Hung to Dry and Put Up Wet @ InterUrban Art House
Hung to Dry and Put Up Wet are currently showing at the InterUrban Art House in Overland Park, KS. The studio member exhibition will run through August of 2017.
Check out their studio spaces, gallery spaces, community programming and......the renovations that are underway to give InterUrban a fully functioning ceramics studio!
8001 Newton, Overland Park, KS 66204 (The old post office building)
ArtFarm Artist Residency for July
I'm excited to be spending July back at ArtFarm in Marquette, NE. The above image is of Victoria, one of the buildings at ArtFarm.
This year I will be working with some fellow artists to use local clay in the production of custom tiles for the Farmhouse. This is the same house that Honey, Baby is installed in.
Follow along through my instagram page @caseywhittier and check out my collaborators:
Inside Outsider Gallery: Outsider Invitational, June 17- Aug. 19, 2017, Frankfort KS
Hand/Tool, is showing as part of the Outsider Gallery Invitational Exhibition! The image above is one component of that piece.
Honored to be showing with such a great group of artists, including:
John Davis Carroll, Mark Cowardin, Laura Harris-Gascogne, Jo Kamm, Misha Kligman, Beniah Leuschke, Anson Thee Ornery, Michael Pesselato, Angelica Sandoval, Kent Michael Smith, and Caleb Taylor.
The gallery is located in Frankfort KS. The exhibition can be viewed during the opening or by appointment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a viewing.
Pinch/Punch at Beco Flowers, Feb. 3- Feb. 24, 2017
Pinch/Punch is a collaboration between Casey Whittier + Mark Raymer and a part of Third Pill : A large scale multi-gallery exhibition that focuses on fun as an intersection between irony and sincerity.
Beco Flowers is located at 1922 Baltimore Ave, KC MO.
Normal business hours are 9-5, Monday - Friday.
Opening reception on Feb. 3rd from 6-9pm. Closing reception on Feb. 24th, 6-9pm.
About Pinch/Punch Collab:
"This collaboration has been an opportunity to re-think and re-contextualize objects and aspects of our studio practices. It's fascinating to think about how each of us approaches the representation of objects, materials, landscape, and narrative in our individual work. Having the opportunity to play and experiment and meld these ideas together was both freeing and challenging. Each studio visit was a new series of questions about how the various elements of our work and working methodologies overlap, interact, contradict, overwhelm, or compliment one another.
Although we work in different media, it became clear early on that the history of the materials, and that the relationship between irony and sincerity were tools that we each use as starting points for larger conversations. Finding similarities and differences has opened up a whole new series of questions about the work each of us makes and how we make it."
- Casey + Mark
Red Herring at UCM Jan. 9, 2017 - Mar. 9, 2017
Red Herring, my new solo show will be on view in Gallery 115 at the University of Central Missouri from Jan. 9, 2017- Mar. 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Jan. 11, 3-5pm
Artist Talk: Jan. 11, 2017 at 3pm
The term “red herring” is personal for me. In my studio practice, it is the constant push and pull between my use of the ceramic material and recognizing that this practice is at odds with my desire to minimize my environmental impact. It is the allure of drippy glazes and fingerprints that give me great joy, capture my imagination, and yet become fossilized proof of my own complicity in land, water and energy policies that are unsustainable.
It is historical—I grew up on a river near the coast of Maine. The history of the herring, in many ways, ties together the social, environmental and economic history of Maine. It is a resource that has been harvested from the rivers and ocean by Native Americans and European settlers alike. The abundance of herring and developments in net fishing techniques, its use as food, fertilizer and bait, make herring a versatile resource. With modern industrialized fishing, the dwindling herring populations are a key factor in debates on the management of the fishing industry and aquatic ecosystems. Thus, the herring is not just an emblem of historical significance, but also a player in contemporary politics as well.
On the surface, Red Herring reads as an imaginative landscape with playful sensibilities that distracts from a larger narrative of loss. I worry that the example of the herring in Maine is akin to the unfolding story of climate crisis that is being faced in communities throughout the world. Red Herring points here, there, and everywhere, looking for simple explanations to complex problems.
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday Noon to 4 p.m.
Gallery of Art & Design
University of Central Missouri
217 Clark Street
Warrensburg, MO 64093
For more information: www.ucmo.edu/gallery
Hope to see you there!
Tallgrass Artist Residency Group Exhibition at The Bank. Oct. 1 - Nov. 20, 2016
“Though only a fraction of the unique tallgrass ecosystem remains, the prairie has been instrumental in constructing a narrative and identity of the North American Midwest. The goal of this residency program is to spread awareness of the prairie as an ecosystem worth protecting by inviting artists from diverse communities to contribute their voices to a conversation about place.”
Throughout the spring and summer, each artist has completed a two week residency in the Flint Hills engaging with the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and lodging in Matfield Green. The artists will be presenting their work and experiences at a public symposium in Manhattan before migrating down to Matfield Green for an evening opening of the exhibition.
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
October 1, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Lisa Grossman, painting
Lexi Janezic, book arts
Brittany Irle, digital media
Casey Whittier, sculpture & ceramics
Amanda Maciuba, printmaking & book arts
Julie Nocent-Vigil, mixed media
Ahram Park, photography
Rachel Kauff, printmaking, sculpture & installation
Mary Gordon, painting & printmaking
Richard Saxton / M12 Studio, community practice
Inapt at Plenum Space Gallery opens Sept. 2, 2016. 6-10pm
A glance at the history of the idea will show you still better what pragmatism means. The term is derived from the same Greek word [pi rho alpha gamma mu alpha], meaning action, from which our words 'practice' and 'practical' come. It was first introduced into philosophy by Mr. Charles Peirce in 1878. In an article entitled 'How to Make Our Ideas Clear,' in the 'Popular Science Monthly' for January of that year, Mr. Peirce, after pointing out that our beliefs are really rules for action, said that to develop a thought's meaning, we need only determine what conduct it is fitted to produce: that conduct is for us its sole significance…
To attain perfect clearness in our thoughts of an object, then, we need only consider what conceivable effects of a practical kind the object may involve—what sensations we are to expect from it, and what reactions we must prepare. Our conception of these effects, whether immediate or remote, is then for us the whole of our conception of the object, so far as that conception has positive significance at all.
Pragmatism: A New Name For Some Old Ways of Thinking
Building off the early 20th century lectures of philosopher William James and my own longstanding, albeit rudimentary, understanding of “pragmatism”, Inapt explores the complicated relationship between materiality, function and the symbolic nature of objects. A hastily assembled dolly, fragments of a rowboat, ceramic curtains….each element equipped with a sense of failure and a sense of belonging. Bordering on the nonsensical, Inapt is as much about beauty and humor as it is about a need to assess and organize the world around us in relation to practicality and desire.
Plenum is located at 504 E. 18th Street in Kansas City, MO.
Hope to see you there!
Now & Then at the Kansas City Museum. March 12 - May 14, 2016
Now & Then opens this Saturday (March 12, 2016) at the Kansas City Museum!
NCECA reception to be held Friday March 18, 2016
This show features the following faculty and alumni from CU Boulder's MFA program:
Kelcy Chase Folsom
Emily Schroeder Willis
The Kansas City Museum is a beaux arts mansion located at:
3218 Gladstone Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64123
The museum is open form 10-4pm Wednesday to Saturday.
For more information: www.kansascitymuseum.org
Continuous Exchange Opening Feb. 28, 2016 at Epsten Gallery 1-4pm
February 28 – April 17, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 1-4 p.m., Artist Talk: 2 p.m
Nathan Craven, Margaret Kinkeade, and Casey Whittier
Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m
The Epsten Gallery is located within Village Shalom at 5500 W 123rd St, Leawood, KS 66209
This exhibition features three site-specific installations, reflecting upon traditions of making, community experience, nature, time, and place.
I am so excited about the work in this show and I hope to see you there!
Garden Party at Belger Arts Center Up Until August 6, 2016
I am excited to be debuting a new installation, In Case I Need You Again Someday, at the Belger Arts Center (2100 Walnut St, KC MO). This group exhibition is sure to be a treat! Here's a sneak peak.
Garden Party runs from Feb. 5th, 2016 to August 6, 2016.
Opening reception for NCECA Conference: March 17, 2016 6:00-9:00pm
The Belger Arts Center is open Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays from 12-4pm.
Bonus: There are four other fabulous exhibitions at the Belger that are open for NCECA!
Hope to see you there!
Artist Inc Advance Presentations Dec. 9th 6-9pm
I've been working diligently on developing and expanding my Palm Petals Project for future iterations.
I will be giving a presentation about this project, the community building that it offers, and why it is important to me to work outside of the traditional art studio on Dec. 9th. There is a very talented and passionate group of Artist Inc. fellows that have all been working to create new art initiatives in and around KC that will be presenting that night. If you are in the Kansas City area, I would love to see you there.
1801 McGee, KC MO
Contents May Vary at Pewabic in Detriot, MI Nov. 12 - Dec. 20, 2015
I have two small works included in Contents May Vary at Pewabic in Detroit. The show features works under 6" x 6" x 6" and was curated by Heather Mae Erickson.
Pewabic is located at 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI.
Hours are Monday-Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 12-4pm.
Above Ground, Under Foot at Cottey College Sept 14, 2015 - Oct 9, 2015
A new solo show is up at Cottey College in Nevada, MO.
The P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery is located in the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts, 1000 W. Austin Blvd. Nevada, MO 64772
April 27, 2015 Artist Inc. Group Presentations
Please join me and 23 of my new best art friends from all over the KC Metro for 5 minute presentations about our work and all of the great things we do.
Monday, April 27
Doors open at 6PM
AIA Kansas City
1801 McGee, KCMO, 64108
April 23, 2015 Current Perspectives Lecture at KCAI
Current Perspectives Lecture Series at the Kansas City Art Institute
This Thursday, 4/23/15, at 7 p.m. in Epperson Auditorium:
Artist Casey Whittier grew up in Maine and received a B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in ceramics and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Colorado. Through intimate sculptures and large-scale installations, her work often addresses issues of scale and space in relationship to the human body. She currently teaches at Johnson County Community College, Park University and KCAI.
Epperson Auditorium is in Vanderslice Hall.
Hope to see you there!
TANGLES AND TANGENTS, Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago April 2015
I'm getting excited about an upcoming group show at www.hyper-link.org Hyperlink|.
April of 2015 will feature artists: Judith Mullen, Emily Moorehead, Joseph Kraft, Ashely Williams, Rachel Eng, Jessica Taylor Caponigro and myself. Kathryn Wingard is helping to make all of this possible.
JOCO Library SmArt Exchange and Hyperlink Gallery
I've got some work in a group exhibition around the theme of "Home" at the Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park, KS.
In addition, students from my KCAI Social Practice/Ceramics Course on Place have work up at the Cedar Roe Library in Mission, KS.
Work will be up through January of 2015.
Also, we've got some amazing shows through 2015 at HyperLink Gallery in Chicago. Please check out our website or find us on Facebook.
Dual Exhibition at Vulpes Bastille in KC MO Opening Oct. 3
Excerpts from Imaginary Landscapes opening Friday Oct. 3, 2014.
Please join Karin Davis and I at Vulpes Bastille (1737 Locust St KC MO) in the east crossroads for the opening reception of our new exhibition from 6-9pm.
The gallery will be open Saturdays 12-5 until Oct. 25, 2014.
Hope to see you there!
The Need for Fertile Ground, A Solo Exhibition at LUX Center for the Arts Lincoln, NE
Aug 1- Sept 27, 2014
LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln Nebraska
Please stop by and check out the new work!
Upcoming show at Hown's Den, KC KS. June 26th 2014 (Thursday) 6-9pm
The opening of my show, Material Translations and the Memory of Things is June 26, 2014 from 6-9pm.
The Hown's Den is located at 2024 Esterly Ave in Kansas City, KS. (Rosedale/39th St neighborhood).
I am so excited to share this work in such a unique and important setting. Please come by, eat some food, let me know what you think and enjoy the show!
(Although some of the work will be up after the opening, there are a couple pieces that are temporal and are meant to be for opening night only)
www.thehownsden.com for more information on this space and the curatorial mission of The Hown's Den.
365Artists365Days.com Featured Artist for June 13, 2014
Excited to be part of an amazing project that Frank Juarez Gallery and Graymatter Gallery have put together.
Please check out my feature by visiting www.365artists365days.com.
As the title suggests, they are choosing one artist a day to feature for an entire year. You can subscribe to their blog and like them on Facebook!
Theoretics at Gallery W at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Pittsfield, MA
Inaugural Address is up at Gallery W in Pittsfield, MA.
Hours are Wednesday-Friday 4-7, Sat 12-5.
Up for the whole month of April, 2014!
Art at the Center Opening Reception April 4, 2014
For anyone who is in the Kansas City Area:
I will have a piece in the Art at the Center show that opens on April 4th at 5:30pm. There is a juror's lecture on April 3rd at 730pm for anyone who is interested.
This gallery is managed by the city and located at 11902 Lowell Ave. (119th & Lowell) in Overland Park.
Check it out!
LandEscape Art Review Jan 2014
I'm super excited to have this interview published…and to have one of my images chosen for the cover. I love this online magazine because it features so many different artists and because I think artist interviews are fascinating. Please check it out when you have a chance.
Here is the link to the whole publication:
Or if you just want to read my section:
Please feel free to share this link…or to start conversations with me through the contact me link on this page!
Happy New Year!
Plug Project Critique Tues, Nov 5, 2013
Plug Project Critiques tonight! 6pm….I will have new finished and almost finished work there. Come talk art.
New studio walls going up for LABOR day.
Getting ready to DIY my studio basement. This will allow me to photograph some of the work I have been making over the past year and update my work folders. Thanks for the patience. I will be laboring over lumber on labor day, so have an extra drink and some sweets for me while you all relax with friends and family!
Support LUX Center Auction
LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, NE will be holding it's DeLUX Art Gala on Sept. 22, 2013.
Check it out at http://luxcenter.org/featured/2013-gala-info/
You can buy tickets, see what they will be auctioning off and..there is a nice black and white shadow box that could find its way into your home. Whatever you chose to bid on it will go to keeping the LUX Center open for business.
IceBreaker3 @ Ice Cube Gallery
Opening Friday, Feb. 3 @ 5pm. Come see a piece of my work alongside a diverse group of Denver-area artists.
Hope to see you there!