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Alison Reintjes

Biography to Display: 

1976 Born, Canton, Ohio

EDUCATION

1995-1998 School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

1997 Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

1998-2000 Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan

1999 Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington

RESIDENCIES

2001-2003 Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2005 Jentel Foundation, Banner, Wyoming

2005Greenwich House Pottery, New York, New York

2008 Mary Anderson Center, Mount St. Francis, Indiana

2010-2012Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2001-2003Instructor, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2004-2006Instructor, Hawthorne Elementary School, Helena, Montana

2005Workshop Instructor, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington

2008-2009 Instructor, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, Kentucky

2010-2012 Instructor, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana

2012Guest Artist, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

2011-2014 Art Instructor, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana

2015Visiting Artist, College of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho

2014-2016 Volunteer Art Instructor, Paxson Elementary School, Missoula, Montana

2016Visiting Artist, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan

2017Instructor, SPARK Arts, Missoula, Montana

 

Alison Reintjes is known for geometric vessel forms and spatial wall installation groupings. Work is primarily hand built or slip cast with simple volumetric geometric forms. Reintjes works with color, pattern, geometric shape and space.

With the primary concern of discovering sculptural possibilities through the making process: Reintjes’ functional work often takes the form of a polygon. Surface treatments reference processes from science and nature, exploring abstractions in color, shape and pattern. Reintjes uses surface glazes to complement the vessel. These surface patterns are also intended to be seen independent of the object as compositions of color, shapes.

Spatial groupings take the form of wall murals or bas relief  installations. Through this work, Reintjes is strictly motivated by offering a visual experience through shape, space and pattern. Each spatial grouping is brought together by a series of objects, often relating to her vessel work in terms of surface design. From biomorphic organization to geometric and grid-like arrangements, Reintjes’ wall objects and installations are determined by the interplay of repeated forms. 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

City of Missoula, Pineview Park, Missoula, Montana

Russell Smith Federal Courthouse, Missoula, Montana

State of Montana, University of Montana Chemistry Building, Missoula, Montana

 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“21 Young Potters.” Studio Potter Magazine no.32 (2004).

Alfio. “Functional Ceramics: Alison Reintjes.” Formagramma. December 20, 2013, http://www.formagramma.com/design/10609/functional-ceramics-alison-reintjes.

“Alison Reintjes: Double Column.” Art Babble, August 2014, http://www.artbabble.org/video/mam/alison-reintjes-doublecolumn.

Buck, Leland. “Double Column.” Corridor Magazine (April 2014).

Butters, Jeremiah. “Patterned Pottery Steeped in History.” CAN (Ceramic Artists Now), February 2016

http://ceramicartistsnow.com/2016/02/10/alison-reintjes-ceramic-artist/.

Chacon, Rafael, Stephen Glueckert, and Rick Newby. Persistence in Clay: Contemporary Ceramics in Montana. Missoula, MT: Missoula Art Museum, 2011.

“From Idea to Finished Form.” Ceramics Monthly (September 2016).

Glueckert, Stephen. Double Column. Missoula, MT: Missoula Art Museum, 2014.

Held, Peter. Montana Triennial. Missoula MT: Missoula Art Museum, 2015.

Lincoln, Marga.  “A Study in Contrasts.” Independent Record, October 24, 2014.

Reintjes, Brandon, “Hope and Possibility in Montana Clay.” Ceramics Monthly (January 2016).

Silberman, Robert. “Alison Reintjes: Pattern, Order & Structure.” Ceramics Art & Perception no. 68 (2007).    

“Upfront Feature.” Ceramics Monthly (December 2003).

“Upfront Feature.” Ceramics Monthly (September 2010).                                             

Walsh, Corey. “Missoula Ceramicist Thinks Big.” Missoulian, May 2, 2014.

___________. “Mural Accents Park.” Missoulian, August 14, 2015.

Wells, Keith. Montana Triennial 2012. Missoula, MT: Missoula Art Museum, 2012.

 

 

The Marks Project is not aware of any signatures or marks for this artist.
Column Vase
Date: 2016
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Descending Arc
Date: 2008
Form: Mural
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Dinnerware
Date: 2007
Form: Dinnerware
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Sverdrup
Date: 2012
Form: Mural
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Geometry and Pattern
Date: 2003
Form: Mural
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Sounding
Date: 2014
Form: Mural
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeff Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 19, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/reintjes