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HYLECK, MATT
HYLECK, MATT
MARYLAND
My ceramic works are informed directly by my love for natural objects coupled with a passion for utilitarian form. Natural shapes and symbols are always finding their way into my work. My current works have evolved from my search for place and the placement of particular objects within a defined landscape environment. The interaction between an object and its environment is what I look to capture through my functional ceramic work. I am exploring the ways in which the landscape changes through the seasons; specifically how a field can be defined by its location, refined by its designated purpose and constrained by it fenced borders.

My goal is to create utilitarian pots for every day use; simple forms that speak primarily about functionality and the intimacy gained through daily use. The life and measure of a pot becomes complete only when it is used and so I strive to make work not for the shelf but for the table. I am very interested in telling a simple story or narrative about place; whether that is an objects place in time, a direct reference to location or an object’s intended place within the house.

I work with commercially manufactured stoneware and porcelain clay, changing clay specifically in response to the intended glaze finish for each piece. I select my Shino glazes respond directly to the iron contained in the stoneware or, inversely, to the absence of iron in the porcelain. All works are bisque fired to cone 04 (1922 F) in an electric kiln and glaze fired to cone 10 (2345 F) in a propane downdraft reduction kiln. I work primarily within a family of glazes called Shino; an American variation on a traditional Japanese Raku glaze. The contemporary American Shino is a glaze attributed to Virginia Wirt in 1974 while she was a student at the University of Minnesota. Countless Shino glaze variations have followed, resulting in a family of glazes that have captivated generations of potters and collectors alike.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Art, Xavier University; Cincinnati, OH
Thesis concentration in Ceramics with an allied minor in Printmaking
GPA 3.8 (4.0 within major); Dean’s List nine semesters

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2000-Current
Education Director, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.; Baltimore, MD. Program coordination; classroom/teacher management; and curriculum development for non-profit ceramic arts center.
Artist in Residence, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.; Baltimore, MD.
Instructor - potter’s wheel, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc; Baltimore, MD.
2011
Workshop Instructor, Landscape & Texture, University of Memphis, TN
2010
OU Woodfire Symposium - Guest Artist - Ohio University, Athens, OH. www.ouwoodfire.blogspot.com
Workshop Instructor, Glaze Intensive, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD
2009
Workshop Instructor, Landscape & Texture, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2008
Workshop Instructor, Teapots Intensive, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD
Workshop Instructor, Landscape & Texture, Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD
Workshop Instructor, Landscape & Texture, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2007
Workshop Instructor, Love Handles, The Lancaster Clay Studio, Lancaster, PA
2006
Workshop Instructor, Altered Function, The Baltimore Potter’s Guild, Baltimore, MD
2004
Workshop Instructor, Cups for Drinking, Pots for Pouring, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences. Loveladies, NJ
2000
Visiting Artist-in-Residence, Tainan University for the Arts, 66 Kuantien, Tachi, Taiwan R.O.C. – 10 week summer studio artist-in-residence.
Internship, Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.

EXHIBITIONS
2012
Handle with Care, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM www.santafeclay.com
External Views, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO www.redstarstudios.org
Atmosphere, Blue Spiral Gallery, Ashville, NC www.bluespiral1.com
Pots at Rest, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA http://www.theclaystudio.org/exhibitions
Pots with a Purpose, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH www.ohiocraft.org
Functional Ceramics 2012, Wayne Craft Center, Wooster, OH www.ohiocraft.org
Mint Julep Invitational 2012, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, IN
La Mesa: NCECA 2012, Santa Fe Clay banquet table invitational, Seattle, WA
4th Biennial Concordia Continental, national juried exhibition, Sarah Millfelt juror,
Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Yunomi 2012, AKAR: Art/Architecture, Iowa City, IA www.akardesign.com
Daily Companions, national juried exhibition, jurors Linda Christianson and John Wilson, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD www.baltimoreclayworks.org
2011
Vertical: An Exhibition of Wall Platters, national invitational exhibition, Elaine Henry curator, Sheridan Artists’ Guild, Et al (SAGE), Sagebrush Community Art Center, Sheridan, WY
Gifted: the Clay Studio’s Annual Holiday Exhibition, invitational group exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Cup: The Intimate Object VII, national invitational exhibition, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, www.claylink.com
19th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, juried national exhibition by Mary Barringer, Market House Crafts, Lancaster, PA, www.strictlyfunctionalpotterynational.net
Cups and Coffee, invitational group exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA http://www.theclaystudio.org/exhibitions
Dessert Plate 2011, AKAR: Art/Architecture, Iowa City, IA www.akardesign.com
Artists of Baltimore Clayworks, The Clay Place at Standard Ceramics, Pittsburg, PA
La Mesa: NCECA 2011, Santa Fe Clay banquet table invitational, Expo Center, Tampa, FL
Craftsmanship: Concept: Innovation, Red Lodge Clay Center
Yunomi 2011, AKAR: Art/Architecture, Iowa City, IA www.akardesign.com
100 Teapots V, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, www.baltimoreclayworks.org
For the Table, invitational group exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
www.theclaystudio.org
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY www.clayartcenter.org
2010
La Mesa: Santa Fe, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM www.santafeclay.com
3rd Annual Cup Show: Form & Function, Amelia G. Tapper Center for the Arts, GCCC, Panama City, FL
Gifted: the Clay Studio’s Annual Holiday Exhibition, invitational group exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA www.theclaystudio.org/exhibitions/gifted10
CraftForms 2010, juried national exhibition, Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA, http://www.wayneart.org/exhibits/craftforms10
18th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, juried national exhibition by Bill Van Gilder, Market House Crafts, Lancaster, PA, www.strictlyfunctionalpotterynational.net
Jersey Shore Clay National, national exhibition juried by Mark Dean, m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ, www.mtburtongallery.com
OU National Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Berea Arts Council Clay Invitational, featuring work by 30 regional and national ceramic artists, sponsored by Charles F. Hoffman, ArtSpace Gallery, Berea, KY
Strictly Functional: Then and Now, featuring work by 50 of the top awardees over SFPN’s 17 year history, Mezzanine Meeting Room, Philadelphia Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
La Mesa: NCECA 2010, Santa Fe Clay banquet table invitational, Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, PA
M.T. Burton: Celebrating 10 Years ’00-‘10, invitational, m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ www.mtburtongallery.com
Baltimore Clayworks: Cultivating Clay and Community for 30 Years, curated
member exhibition, NCECA 2010, Amber Mills Studio, Philadelphia, PA
www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Roots and Wings, celebrating 30 years of Baltimore Clayworks artist-residency program, Baltimore MD www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Shino Redux 2010, Malcolm Davis curator, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
www.clayartcenter.org
Yunomi 2010, invitational group exhibition, AKAR: Art/Architecture, Iowa City, IA
www.akardesign.com
2009
Adorned: Tables Dressed with Functional Ceramics, curators John Wilson & Sara Barnes, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD www.meredithgallery.com
Home Sweet Home, invitational exhibition of functional ceramics, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY www.pelhamartcenter.org/home/index.cfm
Drink: Functional Forms for Every Libation, 2nd Lillstreet International, juried exhibition by Beth Lo, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, www.lillstreet.com
17th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, juried national exhibition by Peter Pinnell, Market House Crafts, Lancaster, PA, www.strictlyfunctionalpotterynational.net
On Horizons: Matthew Hyleck, solo exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks Solo Gallery, Baltimore, MD www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Biennial Juried Ceramics Exhibition, NAU Art Museum, Northern Arizona University, Juried by Kurt Weiser, Flagstaff, AZ www4.nau.edu/art_museum
Matthew Hyleck: Field in Flux, solo exhibition, Clay Art Center Choy Gallery & Henry’s Project, Port Chester, NY, www.clayartcenter.org
Jersey Shore Clay National, national exhibition juried by Jeff Guido, m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ, www.mtburtongallery.com
Explorations in Clay: Matthew Hyleck, Maggie Chreshkoff & Kevin Lehman, invitational 3 person exhibition, curator Jim McFarland, Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD, www.harford.edu/gallery
NCECA 2009 Clay National Biennial, international juried exhibition open to all NCECA members, Arizona State University Ceramic Research Center, Phoenix, AZ, www.nceca.net
Under Cover, national invitational exhibition, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, www.clayartcenter.org
Teapots IV, national juried group exhibition by David MacDonald, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD, www.baltimoreclayworks.org
2008
Cup: The Intimate Object VI, national invitational exhibition, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, www.claylink.com
Plates and Platters, 3 person exhibition w/ Reena Kayshap and Brenda Quinn, All Fired Up Tour, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY, www.allfiredup.info
Transformations: 6 x 6, national invitational, All Fired Up Tour, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY www.clayartcenter.org
Platters and Pourers, national exhibition juried by John Glick, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD, www.baltimoreclayworks.org
Jersey Shore Clay National, national exhibition juried by Dan Hammett, m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ, www.mtburtongallery.com
Keystone Connections, Baltimore Clayworks resident artists/members exhibition , NCECA, Hawk Studios, Pittsburg, PA
16th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, juried national exhibition by Linda Arbuckle, Market House Crafts, Lancaster, PA, www.strictlyfunctionalpotterynational.net/exhibit.html
Earth: In it, On it, Of it, invitational group exhibition, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD
potPOURi: Pots That Pour, invitational group exhibition, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY www.clayartcenter.org
Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, national invitational exhibition featuring all craft disciplines, University of St. Francis, John P. Weatherhead Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
2007
Cups of Blessing, invitational group exhibition, Patrick Caughy curator, Carroll County Arts Council, CARR Gallery, Westminster, MD
National Juried/Invitational Cup Show, invitational group exhibition, Deborah Seigel curator, Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA
Intimate Vessels: Cups, Tumblers and Teabowls, invitational group exhibition, John Wilson curator, Jenison-Meacham Art Center, Belmond, IA
Tabletops, invitational group exhibition, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
15th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National , juried national exhibition by Malcolm Davis, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA
From the Earth, invitational group exhibition NCECA, sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
The New Aesthetics of Functional Ceramics, invitational group exhibition, Huntington University, Hungtington, IN
Resident Artists of Baltimore Clayworks, NCECA group exhibition, Clifton Center, Louisville, KY
Landscape and Nature: a view from Maryland, juried invitational exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Maryland’s Sister State Program with Kanagawa, Japan, The Earth Plaza Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
100 Teapots III, juried group exhibition by Julia Galloway, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2006
40 Under 40, invitational group exhibition featuring ceramics by 40 artists under the age of 40, The Clay Place, Carnegie, PA
Current Work: Functional Pottery by Matt Hyleck, a solo exhibition, The Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, WV
Artists of the Baltimore Clayworks, a curated invitational exhibition featuring the work of 8 current and past resident artists at Baltimore Clayworks, m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ
Clayworks Conducts, current work 18 Baltimore Clayworks member artists, Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD
New Directions, current work 13 Baltimore Clayworks resident artists, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Jersey Shore Clay National, national exhibition juried by Doug Casebeer, m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ
The Useful Teapot, national exhibition juried by Ron Meyers, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
The Elegant Table, invitational group exhibition, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
2005
Place . . . functional and narrative works in Taiwan, dual exhibition with Mary Cloonan, pieces collected from a 2 month residency at the Tainan University for the Arts, Taiwan. Fugui Gallery, Yingge, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Member Artists of Baltimore Clayworks, invitational hosted by Allegany Arts Council, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD
Xavier University Alumni Exhibition, juried exhibition for Art Department Alumni. Xavier University Cincinnati, OH.
Maryland Clay, group exhibition of work by Maryland residents, juried by Jimmy Clark. George Peabody Library Exhibition Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Endless Variations: Shino Review 2005, national exhibition curated by Malcolm Davis. Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Five plus Five, the work of five established artists and their guests. Earth and Fire Gallery, Vienna, VA.
Ceramic Artists from the Mid-Atlantic States, Juried exhibition featuring artists from the Mid-Atlantic states. Whitehall Gallery, Annapolis, MD.
Clay in Common, member artists exhibition in conjunction with the NCECA conference. Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Parallel Perspectives: Hyleck3, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
It’s All About Love, juried by Jeanne Quinn, Clayton Staples Art Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2004
Xavier University Alumni Exhibition, juried exhibition for Art Department Alumni. Xavier University Cincinnati, OH.
Long Beach Island Foundation Faculty Exhibition, invitational exhibition for summer workshop instructors. Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ.
100 Teapots II, national teapot exhibition juried by Gay Smith. Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2003
Ceramics USA, national exhibition juried by Doug Casebeer. University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
Long Beach Island Foundation Faculty Summer Exhibition, invitational exhibit for workshop instructors. Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ.
Functional Ceramics: from Field to Horizon, solo exhibition. Clay Orbit, Cockeysville, MD.
Craft National V, national juried exhibition. Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA.
Everything Boxes: 6 Baltimore artists, invitational exhibition. Clay Orbit Gallery, Cockeysville, MD.
Wallworks, national exhibition juried by Michael Sherril. Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2002
Xavier University Alumni Exhibition, invitational exhibition for Art Department Alumni. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.
Mastery of Clay: New Work, annual gala/auction donation. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
V Annual Teapot Show, national juried exhibition. Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC.
Annual Holiday Exhibition, invitational group exhibition and sale. m.t. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.
The Works: 4 Residents of Baltimore Clayworks, a select group of Baltimore Clayworks Member Artists. The Dorchester Arts Center, Inc., Cambridge, MD.
2001
Annual Holiday Exhibition, invitational group exhibition and sale. m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ.
The Hand Held Cup Show, a national juried exhibition. The Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, an exhibition featuring 10 selected artists from the Baltimore Clayworks, Inc. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD.
Dangerous Curves, member artist exhibition of functional and sculptural works. Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Baltimore Clayworks: Clay in Common, member artist exhibition in conjunction with the NCECA conference; Central Piedmont Community College; Charlotte, NC.
100 Teapots I, national exhibition juried by Peter Pinnell. Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
2000
Focus on Function: The University of Minnesota National Ceramics Biennial, national juried exhibition. University of Minnesota Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.
Baltimore Clayworks: Then and Now, a Baltimore Clayworks retrospective celebrating its 20th anniversary. Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
1999
Objects of Desire, a functional ceramics, glass and wood exhibition. Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

AWARDS & GRANTS
2012
Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant Award in Visual Arts: Crafts
Mary Nyburg Scholarship for Artist Development – Baltimore Clayworks
Kiln God Award – Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts
2009
1st Prize – Jersey Shore Clay National, m.t. burton gallery – May
Outstanding Functional Pot Merit Award by Trax Gallery – NCECA 2009 CN Biennial
Skutt Kilns Purchase Award – NCECA 2009 CN Biennial
2008
Honorable Mention – Jersey Shore Clay National, m.t. burton gallery– May
Emerging Artist selection - Ceramics Monthly – May
Certificate of Merit – 16th SFPN, Members of Central PA Potters Group - January
2007
2nd Place,15th SFPN, Bailey Pottery Equipment & Market House Craft - January
Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant Award in Visual Arts: Crafts
2006
Purchase Award, Jersey Shore Clay National, m.t. burton gallery – May
2005
Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant Award in Visual Arts: Crafts
1998
Honorable Mention, S.H.O.W. (So Here’s Our Work), Norfolk, VA
1997
Award of Excellence, Annual Cincinnati Craft Guild Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
1995
The Annual Xavier University Art Award
1993-1994, 1996-1997
Xavier University Trustee Scholarship
1993-1994
Xavier University Academic Grant