Résumé

LEE PUFFER
leepuffer@hotmail.com
http://www.leepuffer.com

EXHIBITIONS

2016  

“CLAY: Ceramic Sculpture” Keller Gallery. Point Loma Nazarene University. San Diego, CA
“Faculty Plus One” City Gallery. City College, San Diego, CA  
“Desire” LIAEP Foundation and the Belger Art Center. Concurrent with NCECA conference. Kansas City, MO
East/West” Olaf Wieghorst Museum. El Cajon, CA
Forward Looking Back” Art Produce Gallery. San Diego, CA

2015

“JARS” The Sugar Museum at Art Product Gallery, San Diego, CA
“It Takes an Artist” Gallery D Contemporary/The Studio Door. San Diego, CA
“ARTSD” Mesa College Museum Studies/SDAI booth. San Diego, CA
“Ripe” Faculty Exhibition, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
“Intervention” A Ship In The Woods, Del Mar, CA

2014

“Ripe” Faculty Exhibition, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
“GirlTalk” Planet Rooth Gallery, San Diego, CA
“Faculty Exhibition” Grossmont College Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA                                   “CrossCurrents” Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
“Kilnopening.edu” The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

2013                                                                                                                                  

“Ripe” Faculty Exhibition. Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
“Capturing the Wonder of Women” The Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, CA

2012                                                                                                                                  

“Ripe” Faculty Exhibition. Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
“Compuesto de Partes”
Space4Art, San Diego, CA                                                          
“Black & White Invitational”, Studio C Contemporary, El Cajon, CA

2011                                                                                                                                 

“2011 Juried Biennial” Cannon Art Gallery Carlsbad, CA.
“Being Human Now” Art Produce Gallery, San Diego, CA • solo show                              
“New Contemporaries” Alexander Salazar Gallery, San Diego, CA

2010
“Play:Pause” Boehm Gallery Ceramics Invitational, San Marcos, CA
“Movers and Shakers” Art Expressions Gallery, San Diego, CA. calalog

2009
“Teapots: Object to Subject” Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
“SOCIAL CLIMBING” Luis de Jesus Seminal Projects, San Diego CA
“SDSU” National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Phx, AZ
“Juried Biennial” Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA catalog

2008
“Art Faculty Exhibition 2008” Hyde Gallery, Grossmont, CA
“Diversity in Clay” American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

2007
“Cannon Invitational” Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA. catalog
“OMA Regional 5” Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA.
“16th Annual Juried Exhibition” Athenaeum, La Jolla CA.
“Welcome to Oblivion” Flor y Canto Gallery, SDSU, San Diego,CA. solo
“2007 Juried Biennial” Cannon Art Gallery Carlsbad, CA.

2006
“NCECA Juried Student Exhibition” Northview Gallery,PCC.NCECA Portland OR
“Mother’s Day” Everett Jackson Gallery, San Diego, CA. solo show

2005
“Coded Messages: Graduate Review” San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
“Student Purchase Award Exhibition” San Diego State University San Diego, CA.

2004
“Full Service: Graduate Review Show” San Diego State University San Diego, CA.
“Kilnopning.edu” American Museum of Ceramic Art Pomona, CA.invitational

2003
“SanFranBananas:  Color and Humor in Art” Whitney Young Cultural Center SF, CA.

2002
“California Clay Competition” The Artery Davis, CA. catalog

2001
“Memory Defined” A.C.C.I. Gallery Berkeley, CA.
“Ceramic Artists of San Diego” Sunstone Gallery La Jolla, CA.
“The Women” A.C.C.I Gallery Berkeley, CA.
“Tails of the City”  Metreon-Sony Entertainment Center San Francisco, CA.
“Art is Figurative” A.C.C.I. Gallery Berkeley, CA.
“California Clay Competition” The Artery Davis, CA. catalog
“Fantasy and Humor” Center for Visual Arts Oakland, CA.
“High Heels and Sunglasses” Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County Santa Rosa, CA.
“Fantastic Visions: Abstract and Surrealistic” Danville Fine Arts Danville, CA.
“Toys in Contemporary Art II” d.p. Fong Gallery San Jose, CA.

1998
“Winter Solstice” San Francisco Women Artists(SFWA) San Francisco, CA.
The Elephant Walk Boston and Sommerville, MA. Ongoing exhibition.
“All Flesh is Grass” The 88 Room Boston, MA.  Curator, George Fifield.
“Ways to See: New Art from Massachusetts” The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.Invited by Tony Oursler.
“Evolve, Evoke, Exploit” The Evil Twin Gallery, Boston, MA.
“The Eventworks 1992 Film/Video Show” The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

 AWARDS

Lockerbie Award.  “California Clay Competition”, The Artery, Davis, CA. 2002

Third Prize.  “Art is Figurative”, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA.  Juror, Dr. Libby O. Lumpkin.  1999

Jurors Award.  “California Clay Competition”, The Artery, Davis, CA.  Juror, John Toki. 1999

Second Place.  “Toys in Contemporary Art”, d.p. Fong Gallery,San Jose, CA.Juror, Phil Linhares. 1998

Merit Award.  “Winter Solstice”, SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Juror, Margaret Koo.  1998

BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Movers & Shakers 2”, by Kevin Freitas. Art As Authority. Feb 4, 2010

“Group Hug” by Robert Pincus. San Diego Union Tribune. August 27, 2009

“Beauties with a Feminist Sensibility” by Robert Pincus. San Diego Union Tribune. March 30, 2009

“Cannon Art Gallery Juried Biennial 2009”, by Kevin Freitas. Art As Authrity. Feb.4,2009

“Group Shows,Individual Efforts”, by Robert Pincus. San Diego Union Tribune. Dec 27,2007

“The Mother Load”, by Marcia Manna. San Diego Union Tribune Datebook. November 8, 2007

“Juggling MFA and Motherhood” NCECA Journal 2007,National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. 2007

“Real,Sureal Collide at Cannon Invitational” by Patricia M. Buckley. North County Times. Nov. 1, 2007

Image Transfer on Clay (book). By Paul Andrew Wandless. Publisher:Lark Books. 2006

“Mud Mamas” by Lana Wilson. Clay Times Magazine. May/June 2006

“KUSI Morning News” Interview with Rod Luck. October 18, 2004

“Common Clay, Uncommon Visions” by Suzanne Munich.  The Davis Enterprise.  May 23, 2002

“Today’s Best Bets”.  The Sacramento Bee.  May 16, 2002

“Juror’s Statement” by John Toki, catalog, California Clay Competition.  May 1999

“Visual Arts- As We See it” East Bay Express.  June 25, 1999

“Details- Kids Toys Just For Grown-ups” San Jose Mercury News.  December 11, 1998

 

EDUCATION

2007 MFA Ceramics. San Diego State University, San Diego CA.

1992 BFA Honors, Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM).Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art Instructor, 2010 -Present
Coronado Adult Education, Coronado, CA.
Enrichment courses for adults: Ceramics:Handbuilding and Creativity Workshop in Art

Lecturer, January 2006- December 2008

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.
Instructor for undergraduate credit courses. Developed course content, syllabus, and schedule. Classes taught include Ceramics/Handbuilding, Principles of 2D Design, Principles of 3D Design, Drawing & Composition.

Lecturer (sabbatical replacement),January 2008- June 2008
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA.
Instructor for undergraduate credit course, Ceramics 1. Developed course content, syllabus, and schedule.

Teaching Assistant, January 1997 –January1998
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.
Taught essential skills of ceramic sculpture including hand building, mold making, and slip casting techniques as well as kiln firing and studio management.

 RELEVENT ACTIVITIES

Visiting Artist Workshop/Lecture. October 13 & 14, 2010
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Visiting Artist Workshop/Lecture. Feb. 25, 2010

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA.

Visiting Artist Critique Panel. Feb. 8, 2010
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego.

Art Docent Coordinator Aufust 2007-present. Volunteer position*
Murray Elementary School, Manor La Mesa CA
Classroom Teaching of Art, coordinating teams of volunteers, ordering supplies, maintaining budget.

Visiting Artist Workshop/Lecture. Sept. 16, 2008
San Diego Mesa College,

Panelist “The Distillation of Arty and Family” 2007
National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Louisville, KY conference

Administrator November 2001- August 2004
Exceptional Family Resource Center, San Diego CA
Family Support, Training and Outreach for non-profit family support center. Budgets and grant writing.

Marketing Manager, January 2000- January 2001
Independent Press Association, San Francisco, CA.
Responsible for marketing, distribution and billing services for independently published arts and social justice magazines.  Coordinated 50 concurrent production schedules.

Marketing Administrator, March 1998 – January 2000
BigTop Newsstand Services, San Francisco, CA.
Organized, systematized and managed accounts payable, office, and marketing support for small independent magazine distributor. Publisher/customer services.

Board Member 2000-2001.
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CAPublicity Director 1998-2000.
San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA), San Francisco, CA

Gallery Director, 1996 –1998
The Elephant Walk, Boston and Somerville, MA.
Produced restaurant artist series.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/ INTERESTS
Spanish-speaking
Martial Artist- Cuong Nhu, Green Belt
Vinyasa yoga
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