Selected Exhibitions

2019 2019 NCECA Annual Exhibition, The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction,

Curator: Elizabeth Carpenter, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

Lies, Curators: Kelcy Chase Folsom and Wayne Higby, District Clay Gallery, Washington DC

Wintertide NEMMA Biennial, Curators: Katie Garrett, Robyne Robinson, John Schuerman, Witt Siasoco,

Public Functionary, Minneapolis MN

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         The Interval Between Two Days, 2012 McKnight Fellow, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

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

2012 Invitational Push Play, The 46th Annual NCECA Conference, The Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA

Deviations From Comfort, The 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

2011 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, Traveling to Shanghai and Jingdezhen, China

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, Herron Gallery, 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 / Permanent Installations/ Public Art

 2018   Cadence, City Center, Greeley CO.

         All things discoverable, St. Paul College St. Paul MN

2017   Groundwork, Hagfors Science Center, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN.

         Flux, Miami of Ohio University, Oxford, Ohio.

2016   What once was imagined, Catholic Charities Higher Ground Homeless Shelter, St. Paul, MN 

        Thread, GSP International Airport, Greenville SC

         Nascent, blueprint & inviting wonder,  MSP Airport, Minneapolis, MN

2014     Current,  Minnesota State Univ., Livingston Lord Library, Moorhead, MN

          Light Waves after Thomas Young, Metropolitan State University, St Paul, MN

The currency of insight, Austin Hall, School of Business, Oregon State Univ. Corvallis, OR

          Assemblage and inquiry, UAA Natural Sciences Building, Anchorage, AK     

     Tribute, Gainesville Police Department Headquarters, Gainesville FL 

   The shape of wind, Omnitrans Rapid Transit Station, San Bernardino, CA

2013   Recollection & promise,  St. Louis Park City Hall, St. Louis Park, MN

   Trainscape. Union Depot St. Paul, MN     

     This promises water,  Ralph Carr Judicial Center, Denver, CO

2012   Accord, MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing MI

   Proponent, Maranatha Christian Academy, Brooklyn Park, MN

2011   Porous. Transit Authority, Norfolk. Norfolk, VA

2010   Coeloste, Coalesce, Anatomia, Coryphaeus, Integer, Corona, Consonance, Tactus. Secchia Medical Center. Grand Rapids, MI. 

Trestle,  University of Wisconsin Superior,  Superior, WI

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

          Equivalence of site, Landscape & Architecture Library, Pennsylvania State University, State College PA

          Rendering the familiar, Mecklenburg County Courts, Charlotte NC

2008   Beacon & Lumen, SE Division Police Station, Houston, TX.

     Kernel, Wayne State College, Wayne NB

Solar system, Ralya Elementary School, Haslett, MI

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, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

2005   Tribute to Matilda Wilson, Pegasus Center, School of Veterinary Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2004   Point of light. Lobby Framing Concepts, Chesterton, IN

           Monuments to Newaygo, Newaygo, MI.

               The hinge between, Coffee Creek Information Center, Chesterton, IN

Selected Visiting Artists / Public Lectures / Workshops / Residencies

2017       Fusing Glass Images, Workshop Urban Glass New York, NY

2016       Photo Bomb Workshop, Urban Glass New York, NY

2015       Imagining Glass Images, Pilchuck Glass School, Standwood WA

2013 Digital Glass Printing Workshop, University of Washingtion, Seattle WA

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

Winona State University, Winona MN

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

              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, Public Lecture, BFA Critiques, 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, MN

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

2005       Digital Printing for Ceramics, Development/Presentation, Digital Ceramic Systems,  Stoke-on-Trent, England  

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

2004       Under the Influence-Digital/Elemental, Panel, 2004 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



2014         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, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

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

Brian Boldon  Digital Technology, the Body and Experience  by Glen R. Brown

Ceramics: Art and Perception, No. 83 2011, pp. 8-12

2011 The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft, by Susan Mulski, Art New England, Jan/Feb 

      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

2008 500 Tiles, Collection of International Works, Lark Books, Cover, pp.9.56,57

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, By Ruth Lopez p. 59

2004     Biomimicry The Art of Imitating Life, Exhibition Catalogue Essays By: Holliday T. Day, Mark Pescovitz MD, Professor of

Surgery Indiana University, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN

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


1988             M.F.A.  Rhode Island School of Design. Providence, RI

1982             B.S. Art   University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI


2008-1996    Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics Coordinator, Graduate Programs Director

                      Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

1996-1990      Associate Professor of Art, Ceramics Coordinator

1990-89         Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture, Ceramics, Hamilton College, Clinton NY


 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

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