EDUCATION

1996 Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

1991 Bachelor of Science, Studio Art. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

1990 Foreign Studies Program, Florida State University. Art and Architecture of the Italian Renaissance. Florence, Italy. August- December.

1988 Associate of Arts. Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018

Confluence. Dock Space Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Solo show.

Conversations on Art and Science. S.Texas Research Center, San Antonio, TX. Solo show, curated.

22nd San Angelo Ceramic Competition. San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX.

6th Central Time Ceramics. Heuser Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL. 1st Place Award.

Common Currents. Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. San Antonio, TX. Invitational.

Culturas. UTSA Main Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Curated.

2017

Craft Forms 2017. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

More Than Coincidence/Combinations in Clay. South Texas College, McAllen, TX. In conjunction with S.TX ceramic symposium.

Contemporary Art Month Open House. SCG Building, UTSA, San Antonio, TX.

2016

Narrative Offerings, Gallery Verde, San Angelo, TX. Invitational.

Constants and Variables, South Texas College, McAllen, TX. Invitational. In conjunction with the S.TX Ceramic Symposium.

Six Pack Exhibition, Coop Gallery, San Angelo TX. Group Show.

Roadrunner Ceramics Inaugural Exhibition, RRC, San Antonio, TX. Group show.

2014

Contemporary Latino Art. Texas A&M Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX. Invitational.

Calculated Efforts. South Texas College. McAllen, TX. Invitational.

2013

Slight of Hand. Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX. Solo show.

From Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo. Pollock Gallery, SMU University, Dallas, TX. Invitational.

Texan’s and Ex’s. Winter Street Gallery. NCECA, Houston, TX. Invitational.

Earth Movers in the Lone Star State. Winter Street Gallery. NCECA, Houston, TX. Invitational.

From the Ground Up XXVI. Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM. Juried.

Vases and Teapots. Southeastern Louisiana Univ. Hammond, LA. Invitational.

2012

Signal to Noise. Southwest School of Art. Russell Hills Roger Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Solo show.

2011

Home in San Antone. Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX. Invitational.

Ovidio Giberga and Merrie Wright. Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX. Two-person show.

Material Matrix. Tempus Gallery, Tampa, FL. NCECA conference. Curated.

Resonance. The Studio @620. Tampa, FL. NCECA conference. Curated.

Beyond Shared Language. Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi. Curated.

2010

Turbid Space. Sattelite Space, San Antonio TX. Solo Show.

San Angelo National Ceramic Competition. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. TX. Juried.

IV International Ceramic Tile Triennial. Centro Cultural Leon Jimenez. Dominican Republic. Invitational.

Regional Expressions in Vitrified Clay. Texas Tech University Gallery, Lubbock, TX. Held in conjunction with the 2010 TTU Ceramics Symposium.

Fill-adelphia. Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Held in conjunction with NCECA 2010. Juried.

Thoughts About Tea. Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Juried. Best of Show.

2009

Beyond Shared Language: Contemporary Art and the Latin American Experience. Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated.

Art of the Pot. Austin, TX. Invitational.

The Exotic Table. Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Juried. Best of Show.

Beyond the Brickyard. Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. Juried.

Beyond the Vessel. South Texas Collage Art Gallery. McAllen, TX. Invitational.

Body Perspectives. Funke Fired Arts Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. Invitational.

Teapots; Functional, Formal, Narrative. Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Curated.

2008

Ovidio Giberga. Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Gallery 4, San Antonio TX. Solo Show.

SAPG 15th Annual Juried Show, Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Juried.

Surface, Form & Substance. Amaco/Brent Contemporary Clay Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. Invitational.

NW Connections: Contemporary Works in Clay. Esvelt Gallery, CBC. Pasco, WA. Curated.

New Art/Arte Nuevo. UTSA, 1604 Gallery. San Antonio, TX. Juried.

2007

CraftForms 2007. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Juried.

Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay. Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, OK. Juried.

Fired Forms. The Art Gallery, Collins County Community College, Plano, TX. Invitational.

Visions and Voices. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY. Invitational.

Amarillo Biennial 600: Clay. Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX. Juried.

Texas Uprising. UTSA, 1604 Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Curated.

From the Ground Up. Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM. Juried. 1st Place Award.

NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville. KY. Juried.

Figures in Clay. AMACO Contemporary Clay Gallery. Indianapolis, IN. Invitational.

2006

History in the Making. Genesee Gallery, Rochester, NY. Juried. 2nd Place Award.

CraftHouston 2006. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. Juried.

Local Loteria. R.H.R. Gallery, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX. Invitational.

Ink and Clay 32. Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. Juried.

Viewpoint: Ceramics 2006. Hyde Art Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA. Juried.

2005

Pygmalion’s Gaze Reimagined; The Figure in Contemporary Ceramics. Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD.

2004

Slipcast Objects. Steamboat Springs Arts Center, Steamboat Springs, CO. Juried.

ANA 35. Holter Museum of Art. Helena, MT. Juried.

Ceramic Form. Huneke Gallery, Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA. Invitational.

Former Archie Bray Residents Red Sky Gallery. Spokake, WA. Invitational.

Gigantic: Ceramic Figurines. Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA. Juried.

2003

48th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition. Larson Gallery, YVCC, Yakima, WA. Juried.

Archie Bray Foundation. Warehouse Gallery. Helena, MT. Invitational.

Generations: Impending Lineage. Arts and Industry Gallery. In conjunction with N.C.E.C.A. Invitational.

2002

47th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition. Larson Gallery, YVCC, Yakima, WA. Juried. Award.

2001

46th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition. Larson Gallery, YVCC, Yakima, WA. Juried.

Clay Rocks. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL. Juried.

Collections. Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT. Invitational.

2000

47th Florida Craftsmen. St. Petersburg Art Center. St. Petersburg, FL. Juried.

Flora & Fauna. Curated by Cary Esser. Traveling Exhibition; Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida, Karl Drerup Gallery, Plymouth State College, New Hampshire. H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St.Petersburg, Florida.

1999

Old Faces / New Places. Focus Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville. Group show.

1998

Tragic Heroes. Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. Solo Show.

Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artist Exhibitions: NCECA "98", Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas. Beall Park Gallery, Bozeman, Montana. A.B.F. Gallery, Helena, Montana.

Ceramic Viewpoint "98". Hyde Art Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA. Juried.

1997

Standard Operating Procedure. Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT. Solo Show.

Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artist Exhibitions: NCECA "97", Las Vegas, Nevada. A.B.F. Gallery, Helena, Montana. Whitefish Gallery, Whitefish,

Montana. North Cut Gallery, M.S.U., Billings, Montana.

1996

Monarch National Ceramic Competition. Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, Florence, AL. Juried. Merit Award.

1995

New Voices. California State University, Chico, CA. Juried.

Dysfunctional Clay. College Gallery. Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Niceville, FL. Group show.

Herencia Hispana. The Gallery. J.W.Reitz Union, University of Florida, Gainesville. Group show.

Florida National, Combined Talents. Fine Arts Gallery. Florida State University, Tallahassee. Juried.

Juried Student Exhibition. University Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville. Outstanding Achievement Award.

Suwannee Valley Regional. Art Center. Lake City Community College, Lake City, FL. Juried.

Identity. Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Solo Show.

GRANTS & AWARDS

2018

1st Place Award. 6th Central Time, Heuser Gallery, Peoria, IL.

2017

Honorable mention. Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, International competition. Wayne, PA.

2010

Best of Show Award. "Thoughts About Tea". Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

2009

Best of Show Award. "Exotic Table". Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

2007

1st Place Award. "From the Ground Up". Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM.

2006

2nd Place Award. "History in the Making". Gallery at Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY.

Merit Award. "CraftHouston 2006". Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX.

2004

Faculty Travel Grant. College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University.

Summer Scholarship/Creativity Grant. College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University.

Kiln God Award. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Fully funded residency.

2003

Faculty Travel Grant. College of Arts and Humanities, Central Washington University.

2002

Bloxom Artist Appreciation Award. "47th Central Washington Artists Exhibition".

Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA.

1996

Merit Award. "Monarch National Ceramic Competition". Kennedy-Douglas Arts Center, Florence, AL.

Monitor/Assistant Award. Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME. Partially funded residency.

SELECT WORKSHOPS, LECTURES and PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018     

Consultant and facilitatorfor LCATS Lunar soil simulant tests. UTSA. TX.

Juror; NAACP-ACT-SO, National Scholarship Competition,Convention Center, San Antonio, TX.

 2017    

Juror; San Antonio Potters Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Centro Cultural Atzlan. San Antonio, TX.

 2016    

Curator; Inaugural exhibition at Roadrunner ceramics, San Antonio, TX.

 2015    

Curator; “Al2Si2)5(OH)4”,Terminal 136 Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

2014

Art and Ecology Forum. UTSA. Interdisciplinary forum; anthropology, ecology and art. TX.

2013

Northwest Vista College. Lecture and one-day workshop. San Antonio, TX.

2012

Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Southwest School of Art. Artist lecture. San Antonio, TX.

2011

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Two-week workshop on figure sculpture. Deer Isle, ME.

South Texas Ceramic Symposium. Two day workshop and lecture. South Texas College, McAllen, TX.

Art Museum of South Texas. Artist lecture and demonstration. Corpus Christi, TX.

2010

TTU Ceramics Symposium. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Artist lecture.

Glassell School of Art. Houston, TX. Artist lecture.

Curator for "Relative Distances". UTSA Satellite Space Gallery, San Antonio, TX.

2009

Curator for "Familiar Unknown". Blue Star Contemporary Art Center. San Antonio, TX.

University of Miami. Coral Gables, FL. Artist lecture.

Curator for "New Works; UTSA Ceramics". Justiceworks Studio, San Antonio, TX.

2006

Southwest School of Art and Craft. San Antonio, TX. Artist slide lecture.

2003

Wenatchee Valley Community College. Wenatchee, WA. Artist’s slide lecture.

Princess Cruise Lines Scholarship at Sea Program. Island Princess, Alaska’s Inside Passage. Three week workshop. Artist’s slide lectures and demonstrations.

2002

Alfred University. Alfred, NY. Slide lectures; "The Narrative Figure", "Contemporary Figurative Ceramics" and artist’s work.

Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA. Workshop and slide lecture. "Figurative Clay sculpture and Armatures". Artist’s slide lecture.

2001

California State University, Chico, CA. Artist’s slide lecture.

2000

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. Artist’s slide lecture.

1999

University of Florida, Gainesville. Two-week workshop constructing soda kiln.

1998

University of Hartford Connecticut. Five-day workshop constructing a gas fired soda kiln.

University of Montana, Missoula. One day workshop. “Ceramic Sculpture”, Artist’s slide lecture.

1997-1998

Workshop Assistant. Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Helena, MT. "Large Scale Installation Workshop", Marilyn Lysohir. "The Figure in Porcelain", Beth Lo. "Salt Glaze Workshop", Rick Pope.

1997

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT. Artist’s slide lecture.

Sculpture Commission. Capital High School. Helena, MT.

1996

Workshop Assistant. "Ceramic Sculpture", William Parry. I demonstrated paperclay process and building techniques. Haystack Mountain School of Craft, Deer Isle, ME.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, January 2018, pg 17. Mention and color image.

2014

500 Figures in Clay, Vol. 2. Juror: Nan Smith. Lark Books, NY, 2014. Pages 136, 144. Color images.

Irvine, Alex. Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces. Lark Books, NY. 2014. Pages 120, 121. Color images.

2013

Molanphy, Brian. From Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo. Exhibition catalogue. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2012

Giberga, Ovidio. “Signal to Noise”. 16 page color exhibition catalogue and essay. Published by SWSA, San Antonio, TX

2011

Hanessian, Holly. “Material Matrix” exhibition catalogue (Tempus Gallery, Tampa, FL.). Published by FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL.

2010

Giberga, Ovidio. Curators statement for "Relative Distances" exhibition catalogue. UTSA.

2009

Bohls, Margaret. "Ruminations on the Teapot", Curatorial statement for exhibition. University of Wisconsin-Euu Claire. Mention, color image.

Exhibition catalogue for "Beyond Shared Language; Contemporary Art and the Latin American Experience", Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Mention, artist statement, resume, color images.

Giberga, Ovidio. "Familiar Unknown". Exhibition catalogue and curatorial essay. Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX.

Giberga, Ovidio. 7 Artist interviews online. Produced by Amaco/Brent, Indianapolis, IN. Total 20 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjXDyBPObPY

Goddard, Dan. "Potters Guild breaks with tradition for Exotic Table". San Antonio Express News, 2/22/2009, p, 4G. Review, image.

2008

Northway, Paul. "Finding the Balance; Recent Sculpture by Ovidio Giberga". Ceramics Monthly, April 2008. Feature article, color images. Pgs. 36-39.

Dr. Stuckman, Ralph, "Cultural Differences Beyond Roots Broadens Artist’s Works". Art-to-Art Palette, Ohio City, OH. October 2008 Issue. Feature article, color images. Pgs. 61 & 99.

Ramos, Melisa, J. "San Antonio Report: Ovidio Giberga at Blue Star Contemporary Art Center". New York Arts Magazine, New York. Vol. 13 No. 7/8. July 2008. Review, color image. Pg. 28.

2007

Heilenman, Diane. "Media Mix". The Courier Journal, Arts and Leisure, Louisville, Kentucky. July 1, 2007. Mention and color image.

Goddard, Dan. "Indoor sculptures often fool the eye". San Antonio Express News, SA Life, Visual Arts, San Antonio, Texas. June 2007. page 10. Mention and color image.

2005

Toutillott, Suzanne. Editor. "The Figure in Clay." Lark Books, Ashville, NC. 2005. Citation and color photograph.

Poellot, Jennifer. "The Slip-Cast Object." Ceramics Monthly Magazine, May, 2005. Statement and color photograph. pg. 39.

2004

Hackett, Regina. "Gigantic: Ceramic Figurines" Seattle Post, March 8, 2004. Review. pg. D8.

2002

Wilbur, Wynne. "Evolving a Tradition." Ceramics Monthly Magazine, May, 2002. Citation and color photograph. 39.

2001

Held, Peter. Editor. "A Ceramic Continuum; Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence." Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT. and University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA. 2001. Citations and photograph. p. 59 & 177.

1997

Sikes, Toni Fountain. "Monarch National." Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 28. 1997. Citation and color photograph. p. 75.

Sikes, Toni Fountain. "The Best of New Ceramic Art." Hand Books Press, Madison, WI, 1997. Color photograph and artist statement, p. 42.

Goldstein, Mark. "Teeth of Clay." The Independent Record, Helena, MT. June 13, 1997. Feature article and color photographs.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES / APPRENTICESHIPS

2004

Artist in Residence. Artists Invite Artists Session. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Edgecombe, ME.

1998-1998

Artist in Residence. Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Helena, MT.

1994

Graduate Research Assistantship. Studio Assistant to Professor Nan Smith for sculpture project funded by Southern Arts Federation / N.E.A. Fellowship, and University of Florida.

1991-1993

Apprenticeship. Anthony Stoneware, Tallahassee, FL. Assisted in all aspects of studio ceramics production.

1991

Artist in Residence. Sem Ghelardini, Pietrasanta, Italy. Marble Carving Studio. Practiced traditional marble carving techniques; macchinetta & compassi.

COLLEGE LEVEL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005-present Assistant Professor of Art, University of Texas at San Antonio.

2001-2005 Assistant Professor of Art. Central Washington University. Ellensburg, WA.

2002 Visiting Assistant Professor. Alfred University. Alfred, NY. Summer session.

2002 Visiting Assistant Professor. New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, NM. Fall Semester.