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ANDREW W. TARRANT

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TRESPASSER CERAMICS



BIOGRAPHY

Ceramic artist Andrew Tarrant is known as an accomplished practitioner of sprigged decoration. His work is a contemporary view of classical pottery forms influenced by historical and mythological themes and a modern humor. Influenced by various cultures and civilizations throughout history his work presents as both unique and opulent from small, personal, utilitarian objects to larger, one of a kind vessels. Born in the United Kingdom, and moving to Canada at a young age his early memories of England promoted the evolution of his artistic career. Since graduating from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 1990 he has created work for clients worldwide, representing in numerous collections and shown in many exhibitions including the Faenza 53rd International Competition of Contemporary Ceramics.


EDUCATION

Alberta College of Art + Design - BFA Ceramics 2014
Alberta College of Art - Diploma Ceramics 1985-1990


ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES

Banff Centre for the Arts Short Term BAiR Residency 2016
Banff Centre for the Arts Late Winter Intensive BAiR Residency 2016
Artist in Residence - In-Definite Arts Society - Calgary 2015
Artist in Residence - Creative Kids Museum/TELUS World of Science Calgary 2008
Banff Centre for the Arts Short Term Self-Directed Residency 2007
Banff Centre for the Arts Short Term Self-Directed Residency 2005
Banff Centre for the Arts New Works Residency 2005
Banff Centre for the Arts Form and Function Workshop 1991
Artist in Residence - North Mount Pleasant Art Center - Calgary 1990


PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Owner/Operator - Trespasser Ceramics 1990-Present
Ceramics Instructor - Alberta College of Art & Design - Continuing Education 2012-2016
Ceramics Instructor - Cottonwood Clay Studio/Drumheller Continuing Education 2014-2015
Ceramics Instructor - Bishop McNally High School 2014
Ceramics Instructor - Calgary Jewish Community Centre 2010-2012
Arts Instructor - In-Definite Arts Society - Calgary 2008-2009
Instructor "Surface Decoration" - Red Deer College Series Program 2004
Ceramic Technician - Alberta College of Art (relief for tech. on sabatical) 1992
Co-ordinators Assistant - North Mount Pleasant Art Center - Calgary 1990-1991
Ceramics Instructor - Wildflower Art Center - Calgary 1990-1991
Ceramics Instructor/Co-ordinators Assistant/Ceramic Technician - North Mount Pleasant Art Center - Calgary 1990-1991


PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS/LECTURES

Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2016
Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2015
Technique workshop - Saffron Collective Studios - Cochrane 2014
Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2014
Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2012
Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2011
Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2010
Technique workshop - Edson Potters Guild 2009
Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2009
Demo/basics workshops - Lord Beaverbrook High School - Calgary 2008
Technique workshop - Pass Pottery Club - Crowsnest Pass 2006
Technique workshop - Medicine Hat Potters Guild 2005
Surface decoration workshop - Bow River Clayworks - Calgary 2004
Surface decoration presentation - Alberta Potters Association - Edmonton 2003


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sculptor - Studio Y Creations - Calgary 2010-2011
Assisting Jeff deBoer - Finishing Cowboy sculptures for CrossIron Mills 2009
Artistic designer/fabricator - Industrial Disease/LocalMotive- Calgary 2006-2009
Assisting Jeff deBoer - Surface finishing 800+ bronzes for First Energy 2004
Assisting Greg Payce - "SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS" Project - Calgary Int. Airport 2004


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

"Dichotomy", The Other Gallery, Banff Centre (group show) March 2016
"There is No Latin Word for Tea", The Naked Leaf, Calgary (One-man show) Nov-Dec 2015
"Medalta Tool Show", Medalta, Medicine Hat (Juried group show) Aug-Sept 2015
"Medalta Spoon Me Show", Medalta, Medicine Hat (Juried group show) Aug-Sept 2014
"ACAD Graduating Student Show", Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary (Group show) May 2014
"Medalta International Cup Show", Medalta, Medicine Hat (Juried group show) Aug-Sept 2013
"Trespasser's Eye", Indiegogo, raised $18,000 in sales for eye surgery Jan-Mar 2012
"Outside the Box", Inside Gallery, Calgary (Invitational group show) Dec-Jan 2011-12
"Ashes to Art - Scattered", Funeria, Graton California (Juried group show) Sept-Nov 2008
"Pagan Virtues", The Croft Gallery, Calgary (One-man show) May-June 2008
"Miniatures Show", The Croft Gallery, Calgary (Group show) December 2007
"Contour", Arta Gallery, Toronto (Invitational show) August 2007
"Salt-Lick", The Terra Cotta Gallery, Black Diamond (One-man show) April-May 2007
"Year of the Dog", The Croft Gallery, Calgary (Two person show) May-June 2006
"Semel Insanivimus Omnes - We Have All Been Mad Once", The Croft Gallery, Calgary (One-man show) Mar-April 2005
"Guilty Pleasures", The Other Gallery, Banff Centre (Invitational) February 2005
"The Shape between Continuity and Innovation - A selection from the Countries taking part in the 53rd International Competition of Contemporary Ceramics", Faenza International Ceramic Museum, Faenza, Italy (Juried) June-Dec 2003
"Shapes of the Season", Little Yellow House Arts Group, Calgary (One-man show) Dec 6th 2003
"The Adventures of Hairy Potter - and Other Copyright Infringements", The Croft Gallery, Calgary (One-man show) Sept-Oct 2003
"In the Mud", Untitled Art Society, Calgary (invitational) Aug-Sept 2003
"Founders Exhibition", Bow River Clayworks, Calgary (Invitational) December 2002
G8 Summit - Selection of work in the meeting area, Calgary (invitational) June 2002
"Culture in the Making", Alberta Craft Council Pop-up, Calgary (Juried) March 2002
"Ancient Voices", The Croft Gallery, Calgary (Solo show) Feb-Mar 2002
"Our Creative Spirit", Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery (Juried) Jan-Mar 2002
"Culture in the Making", Alberta Craft Council Pop-up, Calgary (Juried) Oct-Feb 1998-99
"Craft in the Community", Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton (Juried) Summer 1993
"Andrew Tarrant", Alberta Craft Council Presents, Edmonton (Solo show) Nov-Dec 1992
"Interaction", Roubakine Hall, Banff Center for the Arts (Invitational) Mar 12th 1991
"1000 Miles Apart", Westend Curatorial Center, Winnipeg (Invitational) Fall 1990
"A Different Point of View", Medicine Hat Museum - Muttart Gallery, Calgary (Juried) April-May 1990


PUBLICATIONS

"1000 Steampunk Creations ; Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear & Art", by Dr. Grymm with Barbe Saint John - Quarry Books March 2011
"Potter helps shape careers", by Claire Young, Calgary Herald - Neighbours Magazine (Read the article) May 29th 2008
"Your Face Here", FFWD Calgary Magazine (Read the article) Jan 17th 2008
Photo by James May
Photo by James May
"La Forma Tra Continuita E Innovazione", Studio 88, Faenza Italy September 2003
"Untitled but not Unknown", by Wes Lafortune, FFWD Calgary Magazine (Read the article) Aug 14th 2003
Featured in the Alberta Craft Magazine Winter 2002
Portfolio featured in Artichoke Magazine Special Edition - Vol 14 - No 4 Fall 2002
Cover of the Alberta Craft Magazine Sept-Oct 1993


AWARDS, GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Banff Centre for the Arts BAiR Residency Scholarship 2016
Alberta Part Time Student Grant 2014
Elephant Artist Relief emergency funding 2012
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant to attend Banff Centre for the Arts Residency 2005
Hanna Kristmanson Ceramic Scholarship (Alberta College of Art) 1990
Culpepper/Mile-Hi Clay Scholarship (Alberta College of Art) 1989
Award of Artistic Merit - Lord Beaverbrook High School 1985
Drafting/Design Scholarship - Calgary Board of Education 1985



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