Rebekah BogardBerner_2013

Associate Professor: Ceramics
Office: Church Fine Arts 22B
Office Hours: M/W 8am-9am, 12 – 1:00pm
or by appt.
Phone: (775) 784-6731

I employ fictional animals in my artwork to explore the narrative of my life and my own personal history as they provide me with both anonymity and security to the secrets I reveal.  I enjoy utilizing animals because they are beautiful and mysterious creatures, vulnerable to relations with humans.  This susceptibility gives them a sense of benevolence that is often lacking in human associations.  I use this vulnerability as a source of power.  It takes a brave and confident person or animal to make themselves vulnerable, for they must have the strength to withstand the consequences. 


2003 University of Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV, MFA in Ceramics
2000 University of Wyoming Laramie, WY, Bachelor of Fine Art
1996 Casper College Casper, WY, Associate of Arts in Elementary Education
1994 Associate of Applied Arts in Fine Art

Recent Exhibitions:


UberYummy Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art Californita State University
San Bernadino


Crush Solo Exhibition, Casper College Goodstein Art Gallery, Casper, WY
Twilight Solo Exhibition, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY
Portraiture, Beyond Likeness Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
The Familiar Unknown Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX


Twilight Solo Exhibition, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Flesh & Bone Solo Exhibition, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
NCECA Clay National Biennial Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Courses Offered:

ART 211 Ceramics I, ART 212 Ceramics II, ART 312 Intermediate Ceramics, ART 411 Adcance Ceramics, ART 299 BFA Thesis Project, ART 442 Intermedia, ART 710 Graduate Studio Practices, ART 777 Graduate Exhibition

Artist Bio:

Rebekah Bogard has received numerous awards including being named an “Emerging Artist” by both the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and Ceramics Monthly Magazine.  She has been awarded a residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.  In addition she is a two-time recipient of the Nevada Fine Arts Council Fellowship, as well as receiving the “Best of Show” in several national art competitions.   Her work has shown in several solo and group exhibitions nation wide.  Moreover, her work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, LA Times, Sculpture Magazine, Artweek, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, and Clay Times Magazine.