Alumni Spotlight: Gratia Brown

Gratia Brown

Gratia Brown graduated from Edinboro's MFA Ceramics program in May 2013. Since graduating, Gratia has focused on completing residencies and gaining teaching experience. Her first year after graduating was spent working with The Ceramics Center in Cedar Rapids, IA as a resident artist and studio manager. During her time there, she also focused on community teaching for The Ceramic Center's studio classes and community outreach/after school programs with nonprofits such as Eastern Iowa Arts Academy and United Way. 

She has recently moved to Grand Forks, ND for a visiting researcher position at the University of North Dakota. Here she teaches Introduction to Ceramics/Handbuilding.

This past year Gratia has been featured in regional/national juried shows including Beyond the Brickyard at the Archie Bray Foundation and Iowa Crafts at the MacNider Art Museum, where she was awarded Best in Show. She currently has a solo exhibition at the MacNider, Mason City, IA and has another upcoming solo exhibition in 2015 at Wartburg College, Waverly, IA. In 2015 she will be presenting a workshop, "The Repurposed Ceramic Object," at Goggleworks Art Center, Reading, PA and will be participating in a show of Watershed Salad Day Artist Alumni at the New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA in conjunction with NCECA.  

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