Mariko Paterson 


Halifax, Nova Scotia via Vancouver, Calgary, New York, Ohio, Michigan and many points in between.


 Full Time Ceramic Artist, Sometimes Illustrator, Teacher, Owner of Wiener Dogs








Curriculum Vitae

E D U C A T I O N 

1996–1998 Kent State University. Masters of Fine Art. Kent, Ohio.

1993–1995 Alberta College of Art and Design. Diploma of Fine Art. Calgary, Alberta.

1991–1993 Vancouver Community College (Langara Campus). Vancouver, BC.

S E L E C T E D  E X H I B I T I O N S 

2016 Function, Form, and Fantasy: Ceramics from the Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection. The Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, Michigan.

2016NCECA Cerbera Gallery & The Nevica Project. Kansas City Missouri.

2016 Decalcomaniacs. Belger Crane Yard Studios. Kansas, City Missouri.

2015 The Space Between. Otterbein University, Ohio.

2015 The Narrative Dish. Affinity Gallery. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2015 Cup: Intimate Object XI. Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, Florida.

2015 The Narrative Dish. Affinity Gallery. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2014 Everybody in the Car. Parentheses Gallery. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2014 A Complicated History. Vanguard Sculpture Services. Milwaukee. Wisconsin.

2013 Fervor. Red Star Studios. Kansas City. Missouri. 

2013 Red Lodge Clay Center. 21st Century Sketchbook. Red Lodge, Montana.

2013 Rising Waters. Jay Mercado Gallery. San Francisco, California

2010 Abigail Tackle: The Life and Times. Crafts Council of BC Gallery. Vancouver, BC.

2010 Heartspeak. Group Exhibition. Gabriola, BC.

2010 Prairie Excellence. (A traveling show commencing with the Alberta Crafts Council). Edmonton, Alberta.

2010 An Affair to Remember. Alberta Crafts Council. Edmonton Alberta.

2009 Made in Kent: From the Collection of Kirk Mangus. Kent State University. Kent, Ohio.

2008 Old School. Uppercase Gallery. Calgary, Alberta.

2007 On the Table. 100 Years of Functional Ceramics. Gardiner Museum. Toronto, Ontario.

2005 Landmarks, Beavers and Maple Leaves: The Canadiana Ceramic Collection. Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2005 Squirrels. Friend or Food. Ohio University. Athens, Ohio.

2004 Collecting Ceramics. Four Regina Practices. Regina, Saskatchewan.

2004 OU Faculty and Graduate Students Show. The Esther Allen Green Gallery, University of Rio Grande. Rio Grande, Ohio.

2003 Game On. Manitoba Crafts Council. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

2003 Cups. Artists Invite Artists. Pewabic Pottery. Detroit, Michigan.

2003 The Vitrified Image- Ceramic Invitational. Hyde Gallery. Grossmont College. El Cajon, California. 

2003 In Site. Site Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

2002 Off the Wall. Untitled Gallery. Calgary, Alberta.

2002   The Dancing Tool.  Keramikmuseet Grimmerhus. Middlefart, Denmark. Royal Copenhagen Porcelain. Copenhagen, Denmark.      

2001 Scatological Remains of the Day. Stride Gallery. Calgary, Alberta.

2001 Made in Banff. Walter Phillips Gallery/Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Alberta.

2000 Utilitarian Clay: Celebrating the Object. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

2000 Biennale Nationale de Ceramique. Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

2000 La dame aux camellias. Freak Brothers Gallery. Paris, France.

1999 Visions of the Millennium. Greenwich Art Council. Greenwich, Connecticut.

1999 Bare Hunting. Collaborative installation with Cynthia Girard. Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Alberta.

1999 Greenwich House Pottery. Ceramic Bottle Survey. New York, New York. 

1999 Ceramics Monthly International Competition. Columbus, Ohio.

1997 NCECA Clay National. The Marjorie Barrick Museum. Las Vegas, Nevada.

1995 NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition. Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1995 High Tea. CABC Crafthouse Gallery. Vancouver, BC.

1995 Beaucoups Teapots. Cone 10 Gallery. New Orleans, Louisiana.

1995 Art at Terminal Three – Candlestick Show. Toronto Pearson Airport. Toronto, Ontario.

1995 18 Ringy Thingys – The Art of the Telephone. Edmonton Art Gallery. Edmonton, Alberta.

1995 Elements of Fire. Provenance Gallery. Calgary, Alberta.

1994 Ten Rising Artists. The Seoul Gallery. Calgary, Alberta.

S E L E C T E D   A W A R D S   A N D   S C H O L A R S H I P S 

2010 Best in Province. Prairie Excellence. Alberta Crafts Council.

2002 ACAD Alumni Award of Excellence. Alberta College of Art and Design.

2002 Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant.

1998 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

1995 Governor General’s Award. Alberta College of Art.

1995 ACA Board of Governor’s Award. Alberta College of Art.

1994 Dr. J.C. Sproule Memorial Award. Alberta College of Art.

1993 Thomas Kakinuma Memorial Award. Vancouver Community College.

A R T  R E L A T E D  E X P E R I E N C E

2015 NSCAD Ceramics Instructor. NSCAD. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

2013 Craft Invested. Craft Association of BC.  Presenter. Vancouver, BC

2013 6th Triennial Canadian Clay Ceramic Symposium. Burnaby, BC

2012 Drift. Indie Art Market & Show. Owner and Organizer. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo, BC

2012 Forage Symposium. Organizer, Programmer, Promoter. Gabriola Island, BC

2011 No Guff Vegetable Gardening. Freelance Illustration. Gabriola Island, BC

2011 Red Lodge Clay Center. Residency Participant. Red Lodge, Montana.

2010 Feedlot Studios. Co-owner and operator of a ceramics & design studio. Gabriola Island, BC

2007-2010 Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Alberta. Sessional Instructor in Ceramics.

2007- 2010 Northmount Pleasant Arts Center. Calgary, Alberta. Children’s Art Instructor.

2004-2005 Ohio University. Athens, Ohio. Visiting Artist/Professor.

2003-2004 NCECA. Contributing writer to the annual conference journal.

2002-2003 University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Ceramics Area Chair. Assistant Professor.

2002 University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Summer Residency Artist.

2002 International Ceramic Center at Grimmerhus. Skaelskor, Denmark. Participant in “ The Dancing Tool” Residency held in conjunction with Royal Copenhagen Porcelain. 

2001 New York University. New York, New York. Guest Lecturer.

2001 Red Deer College. Red Deer, Alberta. Summer Series Instructor.

2000 Red Deer College. Red Deer, Alberta. Visiting artist workshop.

2000 Emily Carr College of Art and Design. Vancouver, BC. Visiting artist workshop.

2000 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visiting artist workshop.

2000-2001 Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Alberta. Visiting Ceramic Artist Residency/Teaching position.

2000 Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Alberta. Visiting artist workshop.

1999 Douglas Park Community Center. Vancouver, BC. Children’s ceramics and mixed media instructor.

1999 University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Summer Semester Lecturer.

1999 Banff Center for the Arts. Banff, Alberta. Participant in the “Landscape Residency”.

1998-1999 River East Elementary School. New York, New York. K-6 children’s ceramics Instructor. 

1999 Mount Saint Vincent College. New York, New York. Guest lecturer.

1998- 1999 Greenwich House Pottery. New York, New York. Studio assistant and substitute teacher.

1996-1998 Kent State University. Kent, Ohio. Graduate Teaching Assistantship. 

1995 Alberta College of Art. Calgary, Alberta. Teaching Assistant.

1995- 1999 Vancouver Community College. Vancouver, BC. Guest lecturer.

C O L L E C T I O N S 

Winnipeg Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Thea Burger. Geneva, Illinois.

Sonny and Gloria Kamm. Encino, California.

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Alberta.

Laura Kruger. New York, New York.

 P U B L I C A T I O N S 

Gustafson, Paula. Book: Sexpots by Paul Mathieu. Ceramics Art and Perception. No. 54, p.98, 2004.

Mathieu, Paul. Sexpots. Haupt Publishers. Fig.149. 2003.

Butler. Utilitarian Clay III. Ceramics Monthly. p.39, June 2001.

Gersovitz, Sarah V. Voyage de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. Ceramics Art and Perception. No. 42, pp 52-56, 2000.