Selected Exhibitions

2017         NEMMA Biennial,  Public Functionary, Minneapolis MN

2016         Decalcomaniacs, Belgar Clay Yard Studio, Kansas City, M0

2015         Body and Machine, Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

2014         Red River Reciprocity: Contemporary Ceramics in Minnesota and North Dakota, 

                 Plains Museum of Art, Fargo ND 

                 Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics, the Elizabeth R. Founder’s Prize,

                 The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2013         Brian Boldon,  2012 McKnight Fellow, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

                 Clay Prints, Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN

2012         Push Play Invitational, 46th Annual NCECA Conference,

                 The Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

                 Deviations From Comfort, 46th Annual NCECA Conference,

                 Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA

2011          Crossover, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR    

                 Craft Meets Technology, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

                 N.C.E.C.A.  Biennial   Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL  

                 The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft

                 Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

                 Strange Attractors, Barr Gallery Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

2010          Digital Clay, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

                  The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft,

                   Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2009          Vital Culture, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

2008          Shared Journey’s: American Art in China, Traveled to Shanghai and Jingdezhen

                   Annual National Ceramic Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI.

2007          Affect/Effect: Adventures in Image, Light, and Glass,

                   Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

2006          Liquid: Dataspace and Embodiment, International Ceramic Research Center Gallery,

                   Skaelskor, DK 

                   TRANSPARENCY, Corridor Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland

                    Hauberg Fellowship Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2005           Material Presence/Body Absence,  Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004           Biomimicry: the Art of Imitating Nature, NCECA 2004 Invitational Exhibition,

                    Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

2003           Pilchuck Glass Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

2000          Twins: The Symmetry of Left and Right, Project Room, RARE Gallery, N Y, NY

1998            Visible Human, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

1996            Chromosome/Colored Body- Systems of Observation, Methodology, and Amusement,

                    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

Commissions

2017           Flux,  Miami University of Ohio, Department of Geology, Geography, 

                   Environmental Sustainability, Oxford, OH

2016           Current, Livigston Lord Library, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN

                   Nascent, Blueprint, Inviting Wonder, Minneapolis International Airport Minneapolis, MN

                   Thread, Greenville Spartanburg International Airport, Greenville SC

                  What Was Once Imagined, Higher Ground, Catholic Charities, St. Paul, MN

2015          Lightwaves after Thomas Young,  Metropolitan State University,

                  Science Education Building St. Paul, MN

2014           Assemblage and Inquiry,  University of Alaska Anchorage, 

                  Natural Sciences Building, Anchorage AK

2013          The Shape of Wind,  Omnitrans Rapid Transit Station.  San Bernardino, CA.

                  Trainscape, Union Depot Carriage Way Tunnel, St Paul, M

                  This Promises Water,  Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Denver CO

2011            Porous,  Transit Authority, Monticello Station Light Rail Station, Norfolk, VA

2010           Unfolding, Art-in-Transit. Charlotte Area Transit System, 

                   Sugar Creek Station, 30%  Design, Charlotte NC                

                  Coelostat,Coalesce,Anatomia,Coryphaeus,Integer,Corona,Consonance,Tactus, 

                  Secchia Medical Center. Grand Rapids, MI   

                  Trestle, Rothwell Student Center, University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI     

2009         Expectation, Wharton Performing Arts Center. Michigan State University, East Lansing  MI

                  Equivalence of Site,  Architecture Library, Penn State University, State College PA

                  Rendering the Familiar, Mecklenburg County Courts, Charlotte NC

                  Beacon and Lumen. Southeast Division Police Station, Houston, TX    

2008         Kernel, Rice Auditorium. Wayne State College.  Wayne, Nebraska.

2007         Benefactors Plaza, Michigan State University.  East Lansing, MI. 

                 Benevolence Renton Technical College.  Renton , WA.                           

2006        Knowledge Made Matter, School of Chemistry, Western Michigan University, 

                 Kalamazoo  MI

                 View from a Distance, University Development, Michigan State University,

                 East Lansing MI           

Selected Visiting Artists / Public Lectures / Workshops / Residencies

2017        Fused Glass Images, Urban Glass New York, NY

2016        Photo Bomb Workshop, Urban Glass New York, NY

2015        Imagining Glass Images, Pilchuck Glass School Standwood, WA (8/15)

2014         Digital Glass Printing Workshop, University of Washingtion, Seattle WA

2013         Body Experience, Technology and Materiality. Brian Boldon, Mcknight Fellow Lecture,

                 Winona State University

2012         Future Trends in Glass,  Panel 2012 Glass Arts Society Conference, Toledo OH. June

                 Large Scale Ceramic Installation, January Term 4 Week Course, Cameron Visiting Artist,

                 Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

2011          The Electronic Image and Glass, Presentation BECon Conference, 

                  Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR

                  Distinguished Cameron Visiting Artist, Workshop, Art and Architecture Senior Critiques,

                  New Processes and Technology for Sculpture and Architecture. Public Lecture,

                  Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

                  Digital Media, Ceramics and Glass Workshop, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

                  Digital Media, Ceramics and Glass Workshop, Alberta College of Art and Design,

                  Calgary, AB Canada

                  Digital Media, Ceramics and Glass Workshop, Creston, BC Canada

2009         History of Image and Architecture, AIA Minnesota, Minneapolis Convention Center,

                  Minneapolis, MN

2006          Clay and InDusTry Seminar,  Public Lecture, International Ceramics Research Center,

                   Skaelskor, DK

2005          Digital Printing for Ceramics, Development/Presentation, Digital Ceramic Systems, 

                   Stoke-on-Trent, England  

                    Permanent Images on Glass, Faculty, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2004           Under the Influence-Digital/Elemental, Panel, N.C.E.C.A. Conference Indianapolis, IN

2003           Digital Printing for Ceramics and Glass Residency, UrbanClay, Los Angeles,CA

                    Decals for Ceramics, Workshop, Public Lecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Publications

2014            Brian Boldon: McKnight Fellow Exhibition,  Cfile.org, 

                    http://www.cfileonline.org/exhibition-brian-boldon-mcknight-fellow-exhibition/

                    Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics,

                    The Elizabeth R. Founder’s Prize, Exhibition Catalog,

                    The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2013            Brian Boldon, MN Original    TPT Original Video Production, Broadcast 10/20/13

                    Brian Boldon, 2012 McKnight Fellow, Catalog Essay By: Mason Riddle, Minneapolis, MN

2012            Push Play Invitational, 46th Annual NCECA Conference, Exhibition Catalog.

2011             Brian Boldon  Digital Technology, the Body and Experience,

                    By Glen R. Brown Ceramics: Art and Perception,No. 83,pp. 8-12

                   The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, 

                   by Susan Mulski,  Art New England, Jan/Feb  2011

2110             When handmade meets digital, sparks fly

                    By Cate McQuaid, Boston Sunday Globe June 20

                    Craft Enters the Digital Age  By Bill Van Siclen, The Providence Sunday Journal  July 11

                    The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, 

                    Catalog Essay,  Fo Wilson, Curator, p.3

                     The Digital Future: Reimagining Ceramic Education in the 21st Century 

                     By Holly Hanessian, Studio Potter Magazine Journal, V38 N2 pages 65-71

                     Can craft go digital? A Fuller Craft Museum Exhibition says “yes” 

                     by Lee Gaizak Brooks, Urban Glass  Quarterly Hot Sheet,  Blog,  July 14th

2009            Ceramic Pluralism Diversity of Practice and the Role of Criticism 

                      By Glen R. Brown Ceramics Art and Perception No. 78 pp43-47

                      500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Lark Books, Page 307

2005             Boldon Puts His Whole Body Into His Art, Chicago Sun-Times Weekend, October 14th 2005,

                      By Margaret Hawkins p. NC  13                                    

                      “All That Glitters” Time Out Chicago Oct 23-Nov 3 2005, By Ruth Lopez p. 59

2004              Biomimicry The Art of Imitating Life, Exhibition Catalogue Essays

                      By: Holliday T. Day, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Mark Pescovitz, MD,

                      Professor of Surgery Indiana University

2002             Jurors Choice New Glass Review, The Corning Museum of Glass, 23, p. 36

1999               Icebreakers- Alaska’s Most Innovative Artists  Essay by C.E. Licka

                      Thoughts on Contemporary Alaskan Sculpture,

                      Installations and Performance Art. Body Metaphors and Other “Bodies” of Information:

                      Cyberworld, Dreams, Presences and Absences.

Education

 M.F.A.            Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI

 B.S. Art          University of Wisconsin, Madison. Madison, WI

Teaching

1996-08         Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics Coordinator, Graduate Programs Director,

                      Michigan Sate University, East Lansing MI

1990-96         Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics Coordinator, University of Alaska, Anchorage.

1989-90         Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics and Sculpture, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.

Awards

2017               NEMMA Biennial,  Best of Sculpture, Public Functionary, Minneapolis MN

2015               Body and Machine,  Best of Digital, Northrup King Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 

2014               Transformation 9: Contemporary Works in Ceramics, the Elizabeth R. Founder’s Prize,

                       The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2012               2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists   Minneapolis, MN

2005              John H. Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA