Alumni Spotlight: Missy McCormick
- First & Last Name: Missy McCormick
- Degree: BFA, 3D Studio Art
- Graduation Year: 1994
- Personal Website: missymccormick.com
- Where are you currently working? Youngstown State University
- What types of jobs & where have you held in the past?
2012-present Assistant Professor, Ceramics Coordinator, Dept. of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
2009 Visiting Faculty, Sabbatical Replacement, Dept. of Art, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI.
2004-08 Assistant Professor, Ceramics Coordinator, Dept. of Art, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR.
2003-04 Instructor/Artist is Residence/Technician, VA&AH, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2002-03 Ceramic Instructor/Visiting Artist, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB, Canada
2002 Adjunct Faculty, Art Dept., Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
2002 Visiting Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art, OH. Summer course –“The Function of Form”
2001-02 Elementary Art Educator, Nevils Elementary, Statesboro, GA. K-5
2001 Visiting Instructor/Artist, Ceramics, Art Dept., Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.
1999-2001 Graduate Teaching Associate (Instructor on record) Ceramic Dept., School of Art and Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
- What is your favorite type of work? abstract work working with bold forms, atmospheric space, subtlety, and minimal.
- Recent Successes? Current Projects?
Upcoming is a two person show at Trax Gallery in February.
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, “Ceramics Biennial,” Juror- Kathy King
Heights Arts, Cleveland, OH, “2014 Holiday Store,” Invitational
Glass Block Gallery, Monticello AR, “Perspectives,” University of Arkansas- Montecello, Solo Exhibition
Genesee Pottery & Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY, “History in the Making IX,”,Juror- Fred Herbst
- Where &/or how are you inspired? I’m most inspired historically by persian miniatures. Currently I’m inspired by life with an active 2 1/2 year old, the illustrations in his books, his perspective of his young world, and the evolution of life with him.
- Most memorable moment/experience with the BFSDoArt? Woodfiring on the 4th floor of Foy, and all the Club Mud sales!
- If there was one thing you wish you knew before you graduated, what would it be? Jane Pleak did a great job preparing her students for the real world in the field of Art and Ceramics.
- Where would you like to see yourself, career-wise, in 10 years? Doing what I’m doing! I’d like to be creating project driven work that continues to challenge my current skills, working knowledge and love of what I do.
- Favorite color. turquoise
- Involvement with any professional organizations. NCECA
- Anything else you’d like to tell us, your peers and/or future students? Work hard, explore your ideas and find motivation and inspiration from not only history but from your peers!
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