Alumni Spotlight: Missy McCormick

Missy McCormick

    1. First & Last Name: Missy McCormick
    2. Degree: BFA, 3D Studio Art
    3. Graduation Year: 1994
    4. Personal
    5. Where are you currently working? Youngstown State University
    6. 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
    7. What is your favorite type of work?  abstract work working with bold forms, atmospheric space, subtlety, and minimal.
    8. 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

Missy McCormick

  1. 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.
  2. Most memorable moment/experience with the BFSDoArt? Woodfiring on the 4th floor of Foy, and all the Club Mud sales!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Favorite color. turquoise
  6. Involvement with any professional organizations. NCECA
  7. 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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