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Rebekah Bogard

Associate Professor: Ceramics

Contact Information

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Wyoming, 2000
  • Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, Casper College, 1996
  • Associate of Applied Fine Arts, Casper College, 1994

Biography

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 nationwide. 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.

She employs fictional animals in her artwork to explore the narrative of her life and her own personal history as they provide her with both anonymity and security to the secrets she reveals. She enjoys 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. Bogard uses 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.

Exhibition History

2013

  • Post Coital, Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Object Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego

2012

  • Contemporary Ceramics, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada
  • Awakened, AFA Gallery, New York
  • What Is a Rabbit?, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
  • Wild At Heart, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, California
  • Push Play: The 2012 NCECA Invitational, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington

2011

  • UberYummy Robert & Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, Californita State University, San Bernardino

2010

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

2009

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

Courses

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

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