Thursday, November 6, 2008

Short Resume/CV

Zoë C. Boucher
531 Putnam Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


Sydney (Australia) College of Art, fall 2008. Participant in semester-long exchange program for undergraduates, taking coursework in photography and ceramics.

College (entered fall 2006): Alfred University, School of Art & Design (within the New York State College of Ceramics) Alfred, NY. Awarded half-tuition merit scholarship for all four years based on portfolio; named one of twelve entering Miller Scholars in Art & Design, with additional merit-based scholarship. Dean’s List.

High school, 2002-2006: Visual Arts Major at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Natick, MA. Honors student for all four years; recipient of full scholarship all four years; graduated with honors. President of Emerge Club (diversity issues) for two years; invited by Dean of Students to participate as member of school-wide Committee on Diversity, with faculty & alumni, in sophomore year. Coursework included: ceramics, photography, printmaking, painting, drawing, 2-D and new media.

Studied also at: SMFA (School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston), Mass. College of Art, Brookline Arts Center, Mudflat Studio, Arlington Center for the Arts, New Art Center of Newton, Worcester Center for Craft. Coursework also included: 2-D mixed media, silk-screening, silver jewelry-making.

Art Shows/Exhibitions:

Semi-annual shows of student work at the Pooke Gallery, Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA, winter & spring 2002-2006; including senior show shared with two other visual artists, April 2006.

Ceramics and photography shown in annual Cambridgeport Artists’ Open Studios (CAOS) show, fall 2002-2005, as part of Riverbend Studio.

Photography (B&W and color digital) shown at first “Arts Central” weekend festival, summer 2005, Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Ceramic “stirrup bottle” (approximately 30” tall) selected for inclusion in national juried show of student work at the National Ceramics Educators’ Conference in Baltimore, MD, March 2005.

B&W photos exhibit, 2004, Worcester Artists’ Group Gallery, Worcester, MA.

“Photo quilt” shown in “Drop Cloth Art” show at Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA, October 2003.

Art Employment:

Youth worker, arts & leadership program
John Marshall Elementary School
Dorchester, MA

Volunteered four hours per week, fall 2005, leading arts-related and student government activities for urban elementary school students, in a program affiliated with Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA. For reference, call: Steven Durning at 508-650-5039.

Studio assistant/intern
Ceramics Program at Harvard University
219 Western Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

Employed as summer 2005 studio assistant/intern at large, fully equipped ceramics studio. Received mentoring from professional ceramic artists, participated in all aspects of studio operation and maintenance, including: clay preparation, making glazes, loading and unloading kilns. Supervisor: Nancy Selvage, Director, @ 617-495-8680.

Mudflat Studio
Somerville, MA

Served as assistant teacher for children’s clay classes for six weeks, summers of 2001 and 2002. Duties included: clay preparation, demonstrations of technique, studio clean-up, management of behavior problems, etc. Contact Lynne Gervens, Studio Director, @ 617-628-0589.

Language Skills:

Fluent in French; minimal Creole; studied the Twi language in Ghana; some prior study of Spanish.

Technical Skills:

Full range of photography and darkroom skills.

Familiar with a range of print-making techniques, as well as use of drawing, painting, MIG welding, wood-working and bronze casting.

Wheel-throwing, mold-making and hand-building with clay; glaze mixing; soda, raku, salt, wood, reduction, and electric kiln firing.

Familiar with both Macintosh and PC computer formats, including use of Adobe PhotoShop software.

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