Michael Flaherty

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Education:

2007
MFA, Major in Ceramics - University of Regina, Regina SK

2001
BFA, Major in Ceramics - NSCAD University, Halifax NS

1998
Diploma in Visual Arts - College of the North Atlantic, Stephenville NL


Solo and Two-person Exhibitions/Performances:

2015
Rangifer Sapiens, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax NS

2012
Michael Flaherty: The Grey Islands, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown PEI
Rangifer Sapiens, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL

2007
Bicycle Rehabilitation Project, Soil, Seattle WA
Bicycle Rehabilitation Project, Open Space and Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria BC
Bicycle Rehabilitation Project, Harcourt House, Edmonton AB
Bicycle Rehabilitation Project, Art Of This, Minneapolis MN
Bicycle Rehabilitation Project, Union Gallery, Kingston ON
Bicycle Rehabilitation Project, Struts, Sackville NB
Bicycle Rehabilitation Project, Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John's NL

2006
Rublic, MFA Thesis Exhibition, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK
Rublic, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NL

2005
Rublic, 5th Parallel Gallery, Regina SK
DNA, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT

2003
Cerve, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's NL


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2014
Changing Tides, curated by Patricia Grattan, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Toronto ON

2013
The Moment our Eyes Met, curated by Mireille Eagan, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's NL
Show Us Your Mugs, Medalta Ceramics Centre, Medicine Hat AB
RBC People's Choie Award, Gardiner Museum, Toronto ON
Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

2012
25 for 25, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's NL
Tete-a-Tete Media Talks Atlantic Film Showcase, Struts Gallery, Sackville NB

2011
Blue, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL
Patrick: A Celebration, Arts and Culture Centre, St. John's NL

2010
Mixer, Faculty Exhibition, Grenfell Art Gallery, Corner Brook NL

2009
Annual Members Exhibition, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's NL

2008
Backtalk, NCECA Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA
Rock 'n' Roll, A1C Gallery, St. John's NL

2006
Eyelevel Re-Shelving Initiative: 2, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NL
2005 at the Archie Bray, NCECA Juried Exhibition, Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR

2005
Resident Artist Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT
Recent MFA Work, 5th Parallel Gallery, Regina SK

2004
1000 Miles Apart, 5th Parallel Gallery, Regina SK
Coastlines, Canadian Embassy, Washington DC

2003
Members Only, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's NL
Arts and Letters Awards, Award Winner, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL
Tea For Two, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL

2002
Royal Renegade Recycled Art Show, Rogue Gallery at Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's NL
Annual Members Exhibition, Award Winner, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL
Moorings: A Selection of Fine Contemporary Craft, Gallery 611, Toronto ON

2001
HEPO, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS
For All To See, Dalhousie University School of Architecture, Halifax NS


Public and Site-Specific Projects:

2013
Shards, durational performance and multiple location-specfic installations

2011
Cedar Heights Retard, public intervention, Tampa Bay FL

2010
The Litter Experiment, public intervention, St. John's NL

2009
The Grey Islands, site-specific Installation, the Grey Islands NL

2006
Me? A Ceramic Fundamentalist?, University of Regina, Regina SK


Teaching Appointments:

2013
Lecturer, 3D (Ceramics and Sculpture), University of Regina

2011
VART 3500 (Combined Media - Ceramic Sculpture), Memorial University of Newfoundland - Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook NL

2006
CERM 2000 (Ceramics I), NSCAD University, Halifax NL
CRFT 3900 (Independent Study in Craft), NSCAD University, Halifax NS

2005
ART 260 (Ceramics I), University of Regina, Regina SK


Work Experience:

2012-2013
Ceramics and Printmaking Technician, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

2010-2012
Sculpture Technician, Memorial Unversity of Newfoundland - Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook NL

2010
Technical Consultant, Moulder of Dreams Pottery, Port Hope Simpson NL

2009
Potter, Alexis Templeton Studio, St. John's NL

2000-2009
Ceramics Instructor, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's

2007
Interim Clay Studio Coordinator, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL

2004-2006
Research Assistant, University of Regina, Regina SK
Ceramics Studio Assistant, University of Regina, Regina SK

2001-2004
Clay Studio Coordinator, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

2001
Pottery Apprenticeship, Jackie Seaton Studio, Perth ON

2000
Clay Studio Assistant, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL

1999-2001
Ceramics Studio Assistant, NSCAD University, Halifax NS


Awards, Scholarships and Grants:

2014
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

2013
Finalist, RBC People's Choice Award
Large Year Award, Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador

2012
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

2011
Sobey Art Award, semi-finalist
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

2010
Large Year Award, finalist, Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Travel Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Project Grant, City of St. John's

2009
Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Project Grant, City of St. John's

2008
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Project Grant, City of St. John's

2007
New Media Initiative, Saskatchewan Arts Board

2006
Project Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
Riddell Scholarship, University of Regina
Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Regina
Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2005
Graduate Student Scholarship, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Regina
Travel Scholarship, Humanities Research Institute, University of Regina
Travel Scholarship, Visual Arts Department, University of Regina

2004
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Project Grant, City of St. John's
Graduate Student Scholarship, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador

2003
Arts and Letters Award, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Project Grant, Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Project Grant, City of St. John's
Project Grant, Craft Industry Development Program, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Travel Grant, Craft Industry Development Program, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

2002
Travel Grant, Craft Industry Development Program, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Award of Excellence – Design and Innovation, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador


Presentations, Lectures and Workshops:

2013
Workshop, Saskatoon Potter's Guild, Saskatoon SK
Artist Talk, Saskterra, Saskatoon SK
Artist Talk, Art For Lunch, University of Regina
Artist Talk, 1000 Miles Apart Ceramics Conference, Alberta College of Art and Design
Art 101 Pecha Kucha presentation, Red Deer College, Red Deer AB

2012
Workshop, Terra Sigillata and Other Low Temperature Surfaces, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
Artist Talk, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Charlottetown PEI

2010
Presenting Artist (lecture and studio demos), 1000 Miles Apart Ceramics Conference, Red Deer AB
Artist Talk, Memorial University of Newfoundland - Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook NL

2009
Artist Talk, NSCAD University, Halifax NS
Artist Talk, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's NL
Workshop, Designing Great Glazes, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL
Workshop, Ceramics and Social Engagement, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL

2007
Visiting Artist Workshop, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook NL
Artist Talk, Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB
Artist Talk, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle ME
Artist Talk, Waldorf High School, Vancouver BC
Saturday Lecture Series, Open Space, Victoria BC
Artist talk, Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John's NL

2006
Noon Lecture Series, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS
Slide presentation, Graduate Students Forum, NCECA Conference, Portland OR

2005
Slide presentation, 1000 Miles Apart ceramics conference, Calgary, AB
Archie Bray Lecture Series, Holter Museum, Helena MT


Residencies:

2014
Artist-in-Residence, University of Regina, Regina SK
Guest Artist, Quidi Vidi Village Planation, St. John's NL

2008
Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's NL

2007
Struts Gallery, Sackville NB

2005
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT


Publications

2013
Crafted: Upstarts on the Make, published by Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
500 Teapots juried by Jim Lawton, published by Lark Books

2012
"Inspired By Nature" by Doug Gallant, The Guardian
“Rangifer Sapiens” review by Gloria Hickey, C Magazine
“The Tide Is Changing” by Gloria Hickey, Studio Magazine
“Delicate Connection” by Tara Bradbury, The Telegram

2011
"How The East Was Hung" by Craig Francis Power, VANL-CARFAC News, summer
"No Holds Barred Creativity" by Gloria Hickey, Studio Magazine, summer
"Ceramicist Explores the Power of Conceptual Art" by Susan Gay Decker, The Telegram, November 11

2009
"The 25 Greatest Works of Art Ever Made in Newfoundland" by Craig Francis Power, The Scope, August

2008
Confrontational Clay by Judith Schwartz, Published by A&C Black

2007
"The Whole Bike Picture", by Bryhanna Greenough, The Scope, September 27
"The Bike Lane", by Leah Sandals, Canadian Art, fall
"Artist makes a political statement with Bicycle Rehabilitation Project", by Gilbert A. Bouchard, Edmonton Journal, June 24
"Artist makes political statement with unique cross-Canada project" by Lianne Lahaie-Tysick, EMC, August 10
"18-Speed Rebel" by Matthew Halliday, See Magazine, June
"The Shape of Things to Come" by Kevin Hehir, Craft Council Newsletter, summer

2003
"Cerve" in Arts Atlantic by Lisa Moore


Media

2013
"Michael Flaherty: The Grey Islands" documentary by Confederation Centre of the Arts

2012
"Weekend Arts Magazine" CBC Radio, February 4

2011
"The Most Interesting People in Newfoundland" The Independent, June 22

2010
"Weekend Arts Magazine" CBC Radio, July 31
"The Story From Here" CBC Radio, August 4

2009
"Weekend Arts Magazine" CBC Radio, October 3
"Weekend Arts Magazine" CBC Radio, June 13

2008
"Weekend Arts Magazine" CBC Radio, March 15

2007
"Radio Outpost", CJSR Radio, June 27
"Attic Magazine", CHMR Radio, September
"Weekend Arts Magazine" CBC Radio, October 1

2003
"Here and Now" CBC Television