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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.

Selected Exhibitions:
2016
Yuill Family Gallery, Medalta. Home. Medicine Hat, AB.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Graduate Alumni Exhibition. Lincoln, NE.
2015
University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The Uncommon Object (NCECA). New Bedford, MA.
2014
Northern Clay Centre. True North, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics. Minneapolis, MI.
The Hive Artist Hub. Small Works. Medicine Hat, AB.
2012
Yuill Family Gallery, Medalta. 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
Bently 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. Winnipeg MB.

Awards:
2011
RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award Nominee (nominated by Helen Delacretaz, Manager of Exhibitions at the 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. Lincoln, NE.
2006
Hixson-Lied Scholarly and Creative Presentation Grant. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.
Travel Grant: Department of Art and Art History. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.
2005-2008
Hixson-Lied Graduate Fellowship. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.
Eisentrager-Howard Scholarship. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.
Graduate Non-Resident Tuition Fellowship. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.
2005
Lila Acheson Wallace Readers Digest Scholarship. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.
Manitoba Arts Council Student Bursary. Winnipeg, MB.
Residency, Watershed Centre for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, Maine.
2004
School of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.
Undergraduate Student Bursary. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.
2003
Assistantship, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. New Castle, ME.
School Of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.
2002
School Of Fine Art Endowment Award. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB.

Professional and Teaching Experience:
2016
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Nine month residency, New Fundamentals: Leadership for the Creative Ecology. Banff, AB.
2015
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Invited juror, Winifred Shantz Award in Ceramics. Waterloo, ON.
City of Medicine Hat, Cultural Development.  Coordinator, Esplanade@Ten Celebrations. Medicine Hat, AB.
2014
Medicine Hat College, Visual Communications Department. Invited speaker, symposium “Process”, Medicine Hat, AB.
2013-2015
Craft Culture Collective Society. Board of Directors. Medicine Hat, AB
2011-present
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre. Program Manager/Curator, Travelling Exhibitions. Medicine Hat, AB.
2011-2013
Alberta Craft Council. Board of Directors. Edmonton, AB.
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, AB.
Medicine Hat College. Teaching Assistant, Modern Art and Survey of Western Art II. Medicine Hat, AB.
Medalta International Artist in Residence. Full Year Resident Artist. Medicine Hat, AB.
2010
Medicine Hat National Historic Clay District. Public Lecture. Medicine Hat, AB.
Medicine Hat National Historic Clay District. Instructor. Medicine Hat, AB.
Medalta International Artist in Residence. Full Year Resident Artist. Medicine Hat, AB.
University of Manitoba. Instructor, Advanced Ceramics. Winnipeg, MB.
University of Manitoba. Instructor, Beginning Ceramics. Winnipeg, MB.
Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio. Instructor, Large Clay Sculpture Workshop. Winnipeg, MB.
Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio. Instructor, Mixed Media 1. Winnipeg, MB.
Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio. Instructor, Clay Works 3. Winnipeg, MB.
University of Manitoba. Invited Artist Lecture, School of Art. Winnipeg, MB.
2009
Roswell Museum And Art Center. Public Lecture. Roswell, NM.
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Instructor, Large Sculpture Workshop. Roswell, NM.
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Instructor, Introduction to Slip Casting. Roswell, NM.
2008
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Instructor, Children’s 3D. Roswell, NM.
Creative Learning Center.  Legacy Program Instructor. Roswell, NM.
Haydon Art Center. Exhibition Curator, Dualities. Lincoln, NE.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Curator, Annual Undergraduate Competition.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
2007
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Instructor of Record, Beginning Ceramics for Art Majors. Department of Art and Art History. Lincoln, NE.
2005-2008
Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. Graduate Assistant to the Director/Curator. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. GTA Ceramics Technician. Lincoln, NE.
2006
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mixed Media for Advanced Art Majors, Teaching Assistant to Eddie Dominguez. Lincoln, NE.
Eisentrager Howard Gallery. Curator, Annual Undergraduate Competition. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE.
Lincoln Public School System. Volunteer Art Program Supervisor. Lincoln, NE.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Slide Library Technician. Department of Art and Art History. Lincoln, NE.

Residencies:
2016
The Banff Centre. New Fundamentals: Leadership for the Creative Ecology. Banff, AB.
2014
Medalta International Artists in Residence. Invited Artist. Medicine Hat, AB.
2010-2011
Medalta International Artists in Residence. Full Year Resident. Medicine Hat, AB.
2010
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. New Castle, Maine.

Bibliography:
2015  Ceramics Now Magazine. Interview: A Journey Into Intuitive Feelings and Wonderment with Xanthe Isbister. Issue #3.
2014  Northern Clay Centre. Exhibition Catalogue: True North: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics.
2011  Medalta International Artist in Residence. Exhibition Catalogue: Biophilia.
2010  Medicine Hat News. New Medalta Artists. October 18th.
2007  Ceramics Monthly. The MFA Factor.  August/September.
2002  Winnipeg Free Press. This is not your grandmothers ceramic’s show. May 20th.

Contact:
xisbister@hotmail.com or xanisb@medicinehat.ca