Bronwyn Simons

11910 Progress Lane, Mitchellville MD 20721 • bronwynmsimons@gmail.com • 301-440-0380


Education

 

2017 2014

 

 

2016

 

 

2014 2011

 

2012

Maryland Institute College of Art • Baltimore, MD        

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics • Magna cum Laude  

 

Studio Arts College International • Florence, Italy    

Late Spring and Summer sessions in Ceramics and Batik

 

Bryn Athyn College • Bryn Athyn, PA    

 

Université Michel Montaigne, Bordeaux III • Bordeaux, France          

Fall semester in French


Related Experience

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant • 2017                              

Faculty: Sarah Barnes • Sculptural Forms • Maryland Institute College of Art

Helped students develop projects conceptually and troubleshoot technical problems in a multi-media foundations sculpture class. Facilitated critiques, assisted with classroom management and maintenance. 


Undergraduate Teaching Assistant • 2016                                         

Faculty: Lindsay Pichaske • Figuring Bodies • Maryland Institute College of Art 

Assisted intermediate level ceramic students to portray and manipulate human anatomy, develop content and solve construction and surfacing problems. Presented and led a class, facilitated critiques, demonstrated hollowing, reattaching, sculptural surface techniques and clay mixing.


Ceramics Department Representative • 2017-2015    

Student Voice Association • Maryland Institute College of Art 

Facilitated communication between the student body and the Ceramics faculty and served as a voice for the department within the student government discussions. Attended monthly SVA meetings and held department meetings three times a year. 


Volunteer Fabricator • 2015                                                              

Artist: Walter McConnell • Fable and Facsimile • Katzen Art Center, Washington DC 

Volunteer to Walter McConnell in fabricating multiples for his signature ceramic environment sculptures. Instructed fellow volunteers in his particular coil, pinch and slab building techniques. 


Summer Camp Teacher and Counselor • 2014-2012              

Academy of the New Church Summer Camp • Bryn Athyn, PA 

Created and taught a curriculum for students to explore building large scale playful cardboard constructions. Simultaneously acted as a full-time camp counselor; engaging, monitoring and organizing campers, providing a safe and fun environment for all campers to connect and thrive.


Admissions Secretary • 2013    

Bryn Athyn College • Bryn Athyn, PA 

Represented the college as first contact for the Admissions Office. Created a friendly and welcoming environment at the front desk for visitors, students and faculty. Answered the phone, directed calls, provided general information, and led campus tours. 


Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2017   •   Reach // Intangible   •   Mount Royal Station Gallery, MICA

BFA Thesis Exhibition

2016   •   And how I want to be held   •   Pinkard Gallery, MICA 

Group Shows

2017   •   Intersections   •   The Darkroom Gallery, MICA 

2016   •   Not Just Function   •   Main O Gallery, MICA

Co-Curator and Participant                                                                                        

2016   •    Love Me Tender   •   Main O Gallery, MICA

Curators: Liz Langyher and Lauren Balderama                                                        

Juried Shows

2017   •   Annual Juried Ceramics Exhibition   •   Middendorf Gallery, MICA

Juror: George Ciscle                                                                                      

2016   •   Juried Undergraduate Show   •   Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA

Jurors: Stewart Watson and Allison Gulick                                                      

2016   •   Annual Juried Ceramics Exhibition   •   Middendorf Gallery, MICA

Juror: Jennifer Zwilling   •   Honorable Mention                                                                                        

2015   •   Annual Juried Ceramics Exhibition   •   Middendorf Gallery, MICA

Juror: Amy Raehse                                                                                        


Awards

2016

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014

2011

Achievement Award • Maryland Institution College of Art

Wingate Ceramic Scholarship

Haystack Conference Scholarship • Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art Grant

Transfer Scholarship • Maryland Institute College of Art

Award for Artistic Achievement • Bryn Athyn College

Presidential Scholarship • Bryn Athyn College


Skills

Ceramics

Experienced in hand building, throwing, mold making, slip casting, and burnout techniques. Capable in mixing, adjusting and testing glazes and clay bodies. Specialty in dry glazes, washes and frost-resistant sculptural clay bodies. Experience with loading and firing anagama, noborigama woodier, soda, rake, pit, Blaauw gas, Bailey gas, and L&L electric kilns. Familiar with basic kiln building techniques, burner construction and kiln maintenance. Experience with pug mill, Soldner mixer and Shar mixer. 

Wood

Experience designing and fabricating functional constructions for theater sets, pedestals and installations. Confident use of power tools and stationary equipment. Skilled in joinery, lamination, sculpting and finishing. 

Computer

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.