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Holly Hanessian

Published December 9, 2014

Holly Hanessian Professor of Art
Doctoral Advisor in Arts Administration
Department of Art
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Holly Hanessian has taught, lectured, and exhibited projects and sculptural books internationally and extensively in the United States. In addition to her ceramic art practice, she has written articles and reviews on other studio artists who work in ceramics and most recently investigated contemporary ideas using digital applications in the field of contemporary ceramics.

Areas of Responsibility

Area Head of Ceramics
Project Director of 3D Digital Ceramics


MFA. University of Georgia, 1998
BA University of Florida, 1980

Teaching Areas

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced sections of Ceramics
Digital Ceramics
Seminars in Material Culture at the Graduate Level

Research Areas

3D Digital Ceramics, Art and Science, Neuroscience and Art, Touch and Sensation
Sculptural Ceramics, Book Editions, Design and Craft

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • The Ceramic Reader, edited by Kevin Petrie and Andrew Livingstone, Bloomsbury Press, London, England 2015 “The Digital Future: Re-imagining Ceramic Education in the 21st Century (In press)
  • Tainan University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan, 2010
  • Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Jingdezhen, China, 2009
  • Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China, 2008
  • Yixing Museum, Yixing, China, 2005
  • Curating:
    • Shared Journey’s; American Art in China, Shanghai, China, Jingdezhen, China 2008
    • NCECA 2008 Invitational Exhibition, “VOICES”, The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA 2008
    • NCECA 2006 Invitational, The New Utilitarian: Examining our Place on the Motherboard of Ceramics, The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 2006