Born: 1962 in Veerssen, Germany

 

Education

1993-1996          Master of Fine Art. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN

1989-1993          Bachelor of Fine Art. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO

1981-1984          Journeyman Diploma. Keramik Handwerkskammer, Germany

 

Awards

2009     McKnight Artist Fellowship administered by Northern Clay Center

2009     Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, St. Paul MN

2005     McKnight Artist Fellowship administered by Northern Clay Center

2005     Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, St. Paul MN

2002     McKnight Artist Fellowship administered by Northern Clay Center

2002     Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant, St. Paul MN

2001     Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, St. Paul MN

1998     Jerome Artist Project Grant, administered by Northern Clay Center

1996     Zelda Berman Fliegel Memorial Scholarship, University of Minnesota

1994-96 Dayton Hudson Foundation Intern Fellowship, Minneapolis MN

1994     Brown/MacKenzie Art Scholarship, University of Minnesota

1993     Graduate School Fellowship, University of Minnesota

 

Solo and Two Persons Exhibitions

2013     Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen CO. Del Harrow & Maren Kloppmann

2012     Circa Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Maren Kloppmann & Ellen Richman

2010     Circa Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Rebecca Crowell & Maren Kloppmann

2009     Signature, Atlanta GA. Maren Kloppmann & Nancy Selvin

2008     The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. In the Niche

2007     Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen CO. Maren Kloppmann

2006     Trax Gallery, Berkeley CA. Minimal Contrast

2006     University Gallery, La Crosse WI. Blueprints 01

2005     LillStreet Art Center, Chicago IL. Maren Kloppmann

2004     Akar Architecture & Design, Iowa City IA. Spatial Containment

2003     Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. Maren Kloppmann

2003     Red Star Studios, Kansas City MO. Thresholds

2002     Galerie b15, Munich, Germany. Maren Kloppmann

2001     Akar Architecture & Design, Iowa City IA. Space and Form

2001     Rochester Art Center, Rochester MN. Yellow

 

Permanent Collections

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock AR

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis MN

Herberger Museum of Art & Design, Tempe AZ

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul MN

Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN

Mudgee Art Council, New South Wales, Australia

Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City MO

Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna MN

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth MN

 

Invitational Group Exhibitions (listed since 2002)

2013     Texas State University, San Marcos TX. New Century Modern

            NCECA, Fine Arts Museum, Houston TX. New Century Modern II

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. The Sum of its Parts

            Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Winter 2012-2013

2012     Southwestern University, Georgetown TX. Culinary Cultures

            Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen CO. 3 Artists: New Work.

            Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign IL. National Biennial Ceramics Invitational

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Small Favors VII

            Penland Gallery, Penland NC. Artist Plates

            Minnetonka Art Center, Minneapolis MN. Minnesota Artists

2011     Penland Gallery, Penland NC. Many Paths: A Legacy of Karen Karnes

            LillStreet Art Center, Chicago IL. Minnesota Nice

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Small Favors VI

            Arts Center of Saint Peter, St. Peter MN. McKnight Traveling Exhibition

            Owatanna Art Center, Owatanna MN. McKnight Traveling Exhibition

            Paradise Center for the Arts, St. Faribault MN. McKnight Traveling Exhibition

            Clay Art Center, Port Chester NY. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

            LillStreet Art Center, Chicago IL. 35th Anniversary Show

            Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento CA. The Vase And Beyond

2010     Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen CO. 5 Utilitarian Voices

            Cross MacKenzie Ceramic Arts, Washington DC. Snow White

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. Bricks & Mortar

            Worcester Center for Crafts MA. Vases of Spring

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Small Favors V

            Kansas City Art Institute, MO. H&R Block Art Space (Re)Form

            Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. 6 McKnight Artists

            Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD. Encore!

            Mashiko Municipal Ceramic Museum, Mashiko Japan. Midwest Potters

            The Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston MA. Our Cups Runneth Over

            Worcester Center for Crafts MA. Joy of Bowls

            Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN. Basins, Baskets and Bowls

            The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO. Creating & Collecting

            MN Museum of American Art, St. Paul MN. Ceramics Then / Ceramics Now

            Gallery Gen, New York NY. MacKenzie & Midwest Potters

2009     Circa Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Summer Group Show

            The Nevica Project, An Online Exhibition. Collect

            Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Art & Objects

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. Abstraction

            Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA. Hand-built National

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Small Favors IV

            Dow Studio, Deer Isle ME. Summer of Love

            Promega Corporation, Madison WI. Northern Exposure

            2008 Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles CA. Functional Variations

            The Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston MA. Our Cups Runneth Over

            Worcester Center for Crafts MA. The Art of Dining

            Trax, Berkeley CA. Double Chamber: from the kilns of MN and WI

            Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago IL. Distinctive Line.

            Cervini Haas, Scottsdale AZ. Ceramic Invitational 2008

            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. Exquisite Pots

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Small Favors III

            Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Pittsburgh PA. La Mesa

            Clay Art Center, Port Chester NY. Potpouri: Pots that Pour

            Red Star Studio, Kansas City MO. 10th Anniversary Show

2007     The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Gifted

            Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA. From the Studio

            Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale AZ, Teapot Invitational 2007

            Dowstudio, Deer Isle ME. Annual Clay National

2007     Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. Eat With Your Eyes

            Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD. Winterfest 2007

            Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville IL. Hand Held Drinking Vessels

            Long Beach Island Foundation NJ. Table Tops

            Greenwich House Pottery, New York NY. Made in Clay

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. Unadorned

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Small Favors II

            Ball State University, Muncie IN. Contrast: Explorations in Black & White

            Crossman Gallery, Whitewater WI. 37th Annual Ceramics Exhibition

            Akar Architecture & Design, Iowa City IA. Yunomi Invitational

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Flower Power: Vessels of Containment

            Clay Art Center, Port Chester NY. Cups Coming Together

            Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Louisvillle KY. La Mesa

            Goodall Gallery, Louisville KY. Women Who Work In Porcelain

2006     Gallery Gen, New York NY. Warren MacKenzie and the Midwest Five

            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. McKnight Exhibition

            Lilll Street Gallery, Chicago IL. 30/30

            Japanese Garden Gallery, Portland OR. Pots in Portland: 15 Approaches

            Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver WA. Minimal/ist

            Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Baltimore MD. For the Table

            Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA. Sitting Pretty

            Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis MN. Less is more/ more or less

            Akar Architecture & Design, Iowa City IA. 30 x 5

2005     Akar Architecture & Design, Iowa City IA. 30 x 5

            Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Baltimore MD. For the Table

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. The Box. White. American Master.

            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA. Minimal

            Trax Gallery, Berkeley CA. 4 Minnesota Potters. (Juror’s Award)

            Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek CA. Pots: Objects of Virtue

            Lill Street Gallery, Chicago IL. The Contemporary Cup

            2004 Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, Australia. Clay Modern Masters Exhibition

            Blue Dome Gallery, Silver City NM. Soda Fired

            Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany. Faszination Porzellan

            Birke Art Gallery, Huntington WV. Working Potters: Mentors and Colleagues

            Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Baltimore MD. For the Table

            Earth And Fire, Vienna VA. Thinking outside the Box

            LillStreet Art Center, Chicago IL. Small Treasures

2003     Ferrin Gallery, Lenox MA. Studio Pottery Invitational

            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. McKnight Exhibition

            The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton MA. Container - Content

            galerie b 15, Munich Germany. Kuenstler der Galerie

            Odyssey Gallery, Asheville NC. Women in Clay: Pots for Daily Use

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM. Soda Fired Porcelain, Wood Fired Stoneware

            Red Star Studios, Kansas City MO. Architectural Allusions

            Worcester Center for Crafts, MA. Dinner is served

2002     LillStreet Art Center, Chicago IL. Peter Beasecker/ Maren Kloppmann

            The Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta GA. Functional Foursight

            Freehand, Los Angeles CA. Centering: Clay & the Midwest

            Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka MN. Thirteen Minnesota Artists

            Red Star Studio, Kansas City MO. Porcelain: Another Touch

            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. American Pottery Festival

            Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson WI. Uncanny Visions

            Augustana College Art Gallery , Rock Island IL. Fresh American Perspectives

 

Installation Commissions

2013     Private Residence, Minneapolis MN

            Private Residence, Minneapolis MN

2012     Private Residence, Minneapolis MN

            Humboldt Lofts, Minneapolis MN

            Emerson Process Management, Bloomington MN

            Mill City District Loft, Minneapolis MN

2011     Private Residence, Minneapolis MN

            Private Residence, Lake Michigan WI

            Axis Insurance, St. Paul MN

            Private Residence, Apple Valley MN

            Private Residence, Eagan MN

            Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis MN

2008     The Westin Hotel Galleria, Edina MN.

 

Professional Experience

2013     MNArtists.org, Minneapolis MN. CSA Juror

2010     MN Regional Arts Council, St. Paul MN. Art Grants Panel

2010     Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. E-Commerce Panel

2006-    2010 Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. Exhibition Committee

2004     Akar Architecture & Design, Iowa City IA. Juror for “Box Exhibition”

2004     Regis Center of Art, University of Minnesota. Panel: Collector’s Forum

2003     Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN. Jerome Grant Juror

1996-1999 Exhibition Coordinator at Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN

1988-1989 Artist-in-Residence at Pewabic Pottery, Detroit MI

 

Teaching Experience

2002-2004     Minneapolis College of Art & Design. (Mentor in MFA Visual Arts Program)

1999-2002     University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI. Adjunct Faculty (Introduction to Art)

1999     University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI. Adjunct Faculty (Beginning Ceramics)

1998     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Adjunct Faculty (Interm. Ceramics)

 

Workshops, Lecture, Panels

2013     Weisman Art Museum, ArtMob Artist Lecture, Minneapolis MN

2012     University of Minnesota Extension Program, Panel Discussion, St. Paul MN

2011     Bethel University, Arden Hills MN

2010     Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO

2009     Panelist at Northern Exposure. Promega Corporation, Madison WI

2007     New York State University at New Paltz, NY

            Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka MN

            University of Minnesota, Winona MN

2006     University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN

            Mankato State University, Mankato MN

2005     Iowa State University, Cedar Falls IA

            Carleton College, Northfield MN

2004     Clay Modern, International Conference, Gulgong, Australia.

            Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM

2003     University of Illinois, Edwardsville

            Red Star Studios, Kansas City MO

            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN

2002     University of Wisconsin at Whitewater

            University of Wisconsin, Pigeon Lake WI

2001     University of Wisconsin, Pigeon Lake WI

            Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Minnetonka MN

            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN

2000     Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC

1998     University of Wisconsin, River Falls WI

            Edina Art Center, Edina MN

1997     University of Wisconsin, River Falls WI

            Winona State University, Winona MN

1996     University of Wisconsin, River Falls WI

 

Publications

2013     Online Publication, Contemporary American Pottery

2012     Star Tribune, Collecting Minnesota by Mary Abbe, April 29

2011     Modern Magazine, Contemporary Clay, p.125

2010     Crocker Art Museum, Catalog of the Swidler Collection, p.252

            McKnight Exhibition Catalog, Essay by Robert Silberman.

            Surfaces, Glazes & Firing by Angelica Pozo.

            Ceramics Monthly, December Issue, Up-Front Feature.

2009     Ceramics Monthly, Summer Issue; Focus - Working Potters.

            MPLS/STP Magazine, October Issue; Lifestyle/Eye on Design.

2006     Ceramics Monthly, May Issue, Up-Front Feature.

            McKnight Exhibition Catalog, Essay by Robert Silberman.

2004     Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 55, by Robert Silberman.

            Electric Kiln Ceramics, 3rd Edition, by Richard Zakin.

2003     Ceramics Monthly, February ‘03, Space and Form.

            McKnight Exhibition Catalog, Essay by Robert Silberman.

2002     Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 48, by Patricia Briggs

2001     The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, by Kevin A. Hluch

            Ceramics Mastering the Craft, 2nd Edition, by Richard Zakin

            Ceramics Monthly, February ‘01, Up-Front, p.26

2000     Ceramics Monthly, December ‘00, Up-Front, p.20

1999     Ceramics Monthly, September ‘99, Up-Front, p.12-14

            American Craft, Feb/Mar ‘99, Portfolio, p.92

            Contact/Ceramics, a Canadian Perspective, Spring ‘99 no. 116, p. 47

1998     Ceramics Monthly, April/98, Minnesota Invitational, p.47

            Clay Times, Sept/Oct 98, Vessels That Pour, p.14

1996     The Best of Pottery, by Angela Fina and Jonathan Fairbanks, p. 69

1991     Mastering the Craft, by Richard Zakin, p. 198 Fig. 12-43