UNT CVAD Welcomes Brooks Oliver, Assistant Professor in Ceramics

Brooks OliverUNT College of Visual Arts & Design is pleased to announce that Brooks Oliver will be joining us this fall as an Assistant Professor in Ceramics. Thanks to the search committee - including Professor James Thurman (chair), Dornith Doherty, Elaine Pawlowicz, Stephen Zhang and Jennifer Way - for their efforts in conducting the search and to all of the individuals who participated in the campus interview process.

Brooks Oliver is a ceramics instructor and Program Coordinator at the University of North Texas and a studio artist based out of Dallas, TX. He recently completed a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. He received his MFA from The Pennsylvania State University, his BFA at Southern Methodist University, and completed his post-baccalaureate studies at Syracuse University. He taught in Jingdezhen, China in 2016 with West Virginia University and regularly teaches workshops in and out of university settings. In 2017 he was named an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Educations in the Ceramic Arts. He actively exhibits work and has recently been included in exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Northern Clay Center, The Archie Bray Foundation, the Dallas Pottery Invitational, the Penland Gallery, Belger Crane Yard Gallery, and Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum. The ambition of his work is to reimagine and reinterpret the familiar functional vessel and to blur the boundaries between craft, design, industry, and technology by marrying the production techniques of CAD software and rapid prototyping technologies with the creation techniques of the hand.

Additional Biographical Information

Brooks Oliver is a studio artist and serves as an Assistant Professor of ceramics and Program Coordinator at the University of North Texas. He recently completed a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont.  He received his MFA from The Pennsylvania State University, his BFA at Southern Methodist University, and completed his post baccalaureate studies at Syracuse University.  He has taught in Jindezhen, China in 2016 with West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., and regularly teaches workshops in and out of university settings. In 2017, he was named an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Educations in the Ceramic Arts. He actively exhibits work and has recently been included in exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art, LacosteKean Gallery, Northern Clay Center, The Archie Bray Foundation, the Dallas Pottery Invitational, the Penland Gallery, Santa Fe Clay, Belger Crane Yard, the Ulrich Museum, and Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum.

The ambition of his work is to reimagine and reinterpret the familiar functional vessel and to blur the boundaries between craft, design, industry, and technology by marrying the production techniques of CAD software and rapid prototyping technologies with the creation techniques of the hand.

Contact information
Brooks.oliver@unt.edu  |  214-683-0439

Website
http://www.brooksoliver.com/