Melodie Reay Baton Rouge, LA. melodiereay@gmail.com www.melodiereay.com

Selected Professional Experience
2018-present Assistant Gallery Director, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2018  Instructor of Record, Advanced Ceramics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA   
2018  Instructor, Continuing Education Clay Classes, Student Leisure Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2017  Art Instructor, Upward Bound Youth Art Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2016-17 Instructor, Wheel-Throwing Workshops, Student Leisure Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2016-17 Instructor, Beginning Wheel, Student Leisure Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2016-18 Studio/Ceramics Technician, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2014-18 Gallery Assistant, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2016  Instructor of Record, Intro to Hand-building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA   
2015  Instructor of Record, Intro to Wheel, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2015  Instructor of Record, Intro to Wheel, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 
2014  Instructor of Record, Intro to Hand-building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 
2014  Teaching Assistant, Intro to Hand-building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2013  Teaching Assistant, Intro to Wheel, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2012-13 Ceramic Technician, Research and Development, Mosaika Art & Design, Montreal, QC
2009-10 Ceramic Technician Assistant, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Additional Experience
2016 -present Co-Owner, Manager, Baker Rosch Bakehaus, Cottage Bakery, Baton Rouge, LA
2014  Artist Assistant, Elizabeth Higgins O’Connor, Seattle, WA
2014  Instructor Assistant, Figurative Symposium, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN                                                   
2014  Summer Studio Assistant, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

Education
2016  MFA, Studio Art, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2012  BFA, Major: Ceramics, Minor: Photography, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
2011  Valand School of Fine Arts, Study Abroad Program: Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden

Exhibitions
2018  Summer of Love, Summer Invitational, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2018  12th Annual Louisiana Fine Art Showcase, Southeastern University, Hammond, LA        
2018  Clay: A Southern Census, Clay Center of New Orleans, LA
2017  5 Islands, Archipelago Centre Korpoström/Skärgårdscentrum Korpoström, Finland
2016  How High’s the Water, Mama? Summer Invitational, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2016  Co-ward: Records of a Fugitive Heart, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2016  Lark, LSU Student Union Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2015  La Vie En Rouge, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2015  Into the Mystic, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2015  Resilience, UNO Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2014  Resilience: The Healing Power of Art, Health Care Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2014  P3 +BR: Notes from Upriver, Chase Tower, Baton Rouge, LA
2014  The Breakhorn Exchange, curated by Scott Andresen, Historic Jacinto Aleix House,        New Orleans, LA\
2013  Nuit Blanche performance event, Café Santropol, Montreal, QC 
2013  Ruins, curated by Michelle Reid, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC 
2012  Combine, Annual juried undergraduate student exhibition, FOFA Gallery, Montreal, QC        
2012 You're Fired! curated by Lilian Rodriguez, Lilian Rodriguez Gallery, Montreal QC 
2012  Weighs, curated by Florence Vallieres Studio Beluga, Montreal, QC 
2012  Material Culture, juried student exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC 
2011  Vårutställning, student spring exhibition, Valand School of Fine Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden
2011  Size Matters, ceramic student exhibition, HDK School of Design and Craft, Gothenburg,        Sweden  
2010  Past Particle, curated by Jessica Campbell and Cait McIntosh, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC  
2010  Clay Things, juried student exhibition, Gaia Atelier, Montreal, QC 
2010  ASFASA Festival, curated by Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte, Concordia University, Montreal, QC 

Professional Development
2019  Artist in Residence, MAWA, Winnipeg, Canada
2018  Hand-building Workshop, Scholarship Recipient, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
2018  Juror, De Bose Fine Arts Festival, Baton Rouge, LA
2017  Juror, Glassell Gallery Summer Show, Baton Rouge, LA
2015  Artist in Residence, AARK- Archipelago Artist in Residence, Korpo, Finland
2014  Hand-building Workshop, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
2014  Raku Workshop, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
2014  Paper-making Workshop, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN 
2014  Wood Kiln-building Workshop, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC
2012  Figurative Intensive Workshop, selected student with scholarship, California State University, Long Beach, CA
2011  Wood-firing Workshop, Nääs Castle & Crafts College, Floda, Sweden 
2010  Wood-firing Workshop with Masakazu Kusakabe, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby, BC

Scholarships, Awards and Grants
2018  Arrowmont-Gongaware Scholarship
2015  Michael Daugherty Memorial Fund
2015  LSU School of Art and Design Research and Travel Grant
2014  Joe Bova Ceramic Art Award
2012  Figurative Intensive Workshop Scholarship
2012  Maureen Wright Scholarship
2011  FASA Special Projects Grant
2010  FASA Special Projects Grant

References
Available upon request