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Education:

2005-2008       University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Master of Fine Arts. Lincoln, Nebraska.

1999-2004       University of Manitoba. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Exhibitions:

2018

Gladstone Hotel. TSG: Say My Name. Toronto, ON.
Alberta Craft Council. Home. Edmonton, AB.

2016

Yuill Gallery, Medalta in the Historic Clay District. Home. Medicine Hat, AB.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Graduate Alumni Exhibition. Lincoln, NE.

2015
University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The Uncommon Object (NCECA). New Bedford, MA.

2014
Northern Clay Center. True North, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics. Minneapolis, MI.
The Hive Artist Hub. Small Works. Medicine Hat, AB.

2012
Yuill Gallery, in the Historic Clay District. Permanent Collection Exhibition. Medicine Hat, AB.

2011
Gardiner Museum. RBC Emerging Artists. Toronto, ON.
Alberta Craft Council. Generation whY. Edmonton, AB.
Medalta, in the Historic Clay District.  Biophilia (solo exhibition). Medicine Hat, AB.
Medicine Hat Cultural Centre. Group Exhibition. Medicine Hat, AB.

2009
Bentley Projects, NCECA Conference. Individuals Developing Together (NCECA). Phoenix, AZ.
Roswell Museum and Art Center. RAiR Family Exhibition.  Roswell, NM.

2008
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Constructing Entropy, MFA Thesis. Lincoln, NE.
Hayden Art Center. Dualities. Lincoln, NE.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. MEDICI Exhibition. Lincoln, NE.

2007
Lux Center for the Arts. Clay Convergence. Lincoln, NE.
Hastings College Art Gallery. Red Alert. Hastings, NE.
University of Colorado Art Gallery. COllaboratioNE. Boulder, CO.

2006
Peru State College Gallery. Code Red. Peru, NE.
Hayden Art Center. New Visual Voices. Lincoln, NE.
Hot Shops Gallery. Tugboat Presents. Omaha, NE.

2005
Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recent Works: Ceramic MFA Exhibition. Lincoln, NE.

2004
The Annex Gallery. BFA Thesis Exhibition. Winnipeg, MB.

2003
Label Gallery. Western Canadian Ceramic Juried Student Show. Winnipeg, MB.
Ace Art Inc. Gallery. Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Winnipeg, MB.
Adelaide McDermot Gallery.  Personal Perception. Winnipeg, MB.

2002
Adelaide McDermot Gallery. Layer Upon Layer.

Awards:

2011
RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award Nominee (nominated by Helen Delacretaz, Manager of Exhibitions, Canadian Museum for Human Rights), Gardiner Museum. Toronto, ON.

2010
Manitoba Arts Council, Special Opportunities Grant. Winnipeg, MB.

2007
Hixson-Lied Scholarly and Creative Presentation Grant. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2006
Hixson-Lied Scholarly and Creative Presentation Grant.
Travel Grant: Department of Art and Art History. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2005-2008
Hixson-Lied Graduate Fellowship. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Eisentrager-Howard Scholarship. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2005
Lila Acheson Wallace Readers Digest Scholarship. University of Manitoba.
Manitoba Arts Council Student Bursary. Winnipeg, MB.
Assistantship, Watershed Centre for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, Maine.

2004
School of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba.
Undergraduate Student Bursary. University of Manitoba.

2003
Assistantship, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, ME.
School Of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba.

2002
School Of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba.

Residencies:

2018
Zentrum Fur Keramik Berlin. One month residency. Berlin, Germany.

2016
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. New Fundamentals: leadership for the Creative Ecology (nine months). Banff, AB.

2014
Medalta International Artists in Residence. Invited Artist. Medicine Hat, AB.

2010
Medalta International Artists in Residence. Full Year Residency.
University of Manitoba. Invited Artist, Summer Residency. Winnipeg, MB.

2006
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Summer Residency. New Castle, Maine.

2003
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Summer Residency.

Professional Experience (Curatorial/Administrative):

Present
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre. Program Manager/Curator, AFATravelling Exhibitions (7 yrs). Medicine Hat, AB.

2017
Esplanade Art Gallery. Co-curator, Oh Ceramics! A National Ceramics Exhibition for Canada’s 150th. Medicine Hat, AB.
Pecha Kucha Medicine Hat. Volume 13; “1500 lbs. of Clay Every Two Weeks”.

2016
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. New Fundamentals: leadership for the Creative Ecology. Banff, AB.

2015
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Invited juror, Winifred Shantz Award in Ceramics. Waterloo, ON.
Cultural Development, City of Medicine Hat. Esplanade @ Ten Events Coordinator.

2014
Medicine Hat College, Visual Communications Department. Invited speaker, symposium “Process”.

2013
Craft Culture Collective Society. Board of Directors (2 yrs). Medicine Hat, AB.

2011
Alberta Craft Council. Board of Directors (2 yrs). Edmonton, AB.

2008
Haydon Art Center. Curator, Dualities. Lincoln, NE.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Curator, Annual Undergraduate Competition.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

2006
Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. Curator, Annual Undergraduate Competition. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Professional Experience (Visual Art Education):

2011
Medalta, In the Historic Clay District. Instructor. Medicine Hat, AB.
Medalta, In the Historic Clay District. Production Pottery Technician: Slip Casting/Jiggering.
Medicine Hat College. Modern Art and Survey of Western Art II, Teaching Assistant. Medicine Hat, AB.

2011
Medalta International Artist in Residence. Year Long Resident.

2010
Medalta, In the Historic Clay District. Public Lecture.
Medalta, In the Historic Clay District. Instructor.
University of Manitoba. Instructor, Advanced Ceramics. Winnipeg, MB.
University of Manitoba. Instructor, Beginning Ceramics.
Winnipeg Art Gallery. Instructor, Large Clay Sculpture Workshop. Winnipeg, MB.
Winnipeg Art Gallery. Instructor, Mixed Media 1.
Winnipeg Art Gallery. Instructor, Clay Works 3.
University of Manitoba. Invited Artist Lecture, School of Art.
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Instructor, Large Sculpture Workshop. Roswell, NM.
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Instructor, Introduction to Slip Casting.

2008
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Instructor, Children’s 3D.
Creative Learning Center.  Legacy Program Instructor. Roswell, NM.

2007
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Instructor of Record, Beginning Ceramics for Art Majors. Department of Art and Art History.

2005-2008
Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. Graduate Assistant to the Director/Curator. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Graduate Teaching Assistantship Duties: Ceramics Technician. Department of Art and Art History.

2006
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mixed Media for Advanced Art Majors, Teaching Assistant to Eddie Dominguez. Department of Art and Art History.
Lincoln Public School System. Volunteer Art Program Supervisor. Lincoln, NE.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Slide Library Technician. Department of Art and Art History.

Editorial

2017
Oh Ceramics! (catalogue). Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre.
Ceramics exhibition shows varied interpretations of Canada’s formation. Medicine Hat News. March 24. 2016.
The Wild evokes memories of clay artist’s youth. Medicine Hat News. August 25.
Mittenism and the Quest for Empathy, The Wild, Into the Badlands (catalogues), AFA Travelling Exhibitions.

2016
Abstractland, 1.6 Million Miles a Day, When We Were Young, (catalogues), AFA Travelling Exhibitions.
Creative activities can help boots self-confidence in kids. Medicine Hat News. October 21.
Local artists remember ‘when we were young’. Medicine Hat News. April 8.

2015
Ramen Love, Talisman, Rural Life, (catalogues), AFA Travelling Exhibitions.

2014
Home Where the Art Is,  Printfluence, Bird Frieze (catalogues), AFA Travelling Exhibitions.

2012
Memories of the Farm, In the Land of Magic Realism, Sweetened Condensed (catalogues), AFA Travelling Exhibitions.

Bibliography

2016
Two new exhibits celebrate Canada’s 150th. Medicine Hat News. May 12.
Local artists remember ‘when we were young’. Medicine Hat News. April 8.

2015
Interview: A Journey into Intuitive Feelings and Wonderment with Xanthe Isbister. Ceramics Now Magazine. Issue #3. Cluj, Romania.

2012
True North: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics. Northern Clay Centre. Minneapolis, MI.

2011
Biophilia. Medalta International Artist in Residence Program. Medicine Hat, AB.

2010
New Medalta Artists. Medicine Hat News. October 18th.

2007
The MFA Factor. Ceramics Monthly Magazine. August/September.

2002
This is not your Grandmothers Ceramic’s Show. Winnipeg Free Press. May 20th

Contact
xisbister@hotmail.com | xanisb@medicinehat.ca