Michelle P. Kern Resume’
Organizer for Strategic Campaign Initiative
August 2014-August 2017
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Michelle Kern & Michael DeLeon, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA
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
The Family of Clay, CCA Ceramics 1950 – 2005, Tecoah Bruce Gallery, CCA, Oakland, CA
Bay Area Selections, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
More Than Clay, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
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
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
Introduction Show Door 3 Gallery, Oakland, Ca
Not Dishwasher Safe Irwin Student Center, CCAC, Oakland, Ca
Conversations With the Great Architect IPW Gallery, BFA exhibition, CCAC, Oakland, CA
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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