About

 

Michelle P. Kern Resume’

 

Organizer for Strategic Campaign Initiative

August 2014-August 2017

AFT 1493

Grant-funded position in faculty union of the San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers, working in internal and external organizing, creating communications materials for members, and representing the culture of the union as a welcoming, activist union.

Adjunct Professor

College of San Mateo

August 2006 – Present (10 years) San Mateo, CA

Part-time instructor of Ceramics off-site at local public high school, Hillsdale High School, offering two classes in college-level ceramics arts instruction that students earn college credit for through SMCCD.

Ceramics Instructor

Richmond Art Center

June 2002 – December 2005 (3 years 7 months) Richmond, CA

Instructor in Raku firing workshops and also taught classes in alternative surfaces and firing techniques.

Ceramics Studio Technician

Richmond Art Center

June 1999 – August 2004 (5 years 3 months) Richmond, CA

Responsible for maintaining classroom studio supplies and equipment, loading and firing kilns, mixing glazes, and assisting with technical support for classes and offsite public art programming in public schools in Richmond. Other duties as necessary to aid in support of goals of a busy arts non-profit.

Ceramics Studio Technician

California College of the Arts

July 1997 – June 1998 (1 year)

Responsible for maintaining classroom studio supplies and equipment, loading and firing kilns, mixing glazes, and assisting with technical support for classes. Also maintained facility budget and was responsible for equipment repairs as needed.

 

Exhibition History

2008

Michelle Kern & Michael DeLeon, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA

2007

Meteors & Staplers, (with Michael DeLeon) Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Art Work”, Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA

Las Cadre Presents: Almost 3-D, ASUC Berkeley Art Studio, Berkeley, CA

2006 

Pink Week Exhibition, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA

2005

The Family of Clay, CCA Ceramics 1950 – 2005, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, CCA, Oakland, CA

2002

Bay Area Selections, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1998

More Than Clay, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1997

Pro Arts Juried Annual, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, Ca

Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, Ca

Toki Gallery, Oakland

Retrofit, Beta Building, San Francisco, Ca

Pulling Up The Sky, MFA exhibition, Oliver Art Center, CCAC, Oakland, CA

1996

TextconText Arts Benecia Center Gallery, Benecia, Ca

perpetua hieroglyphica Door 3 Gallery, Oakland, Ca

Collaborations Irwin Student Center, CCAC, Oakland, Ca

22 Artists at 65 Capp 65 Capp St, San Francisco, CA

Four Rooms Door 3 Gallery, Oakland, Ca

Mimesis Door 3 Gallery, Oakland, Ca

1995

Introduction Show Door 3 Gallery, Oakland, Ca

Not Dishwasher Safe Irwin Student Center, CCAC, Oakland, Ca
Solo Show

Conversations With the Great Architect IPW Gallery, BFA exhibition, CCAC, Oakland, CA

Other Activities:

1998 Lecture “The sought & found object”, with sculptor Michael Prendergast
College of San Mateo, CA

1996-2004 Member of arts collective cricket engine, Oakland, CA

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