Kaitlyn Ovett Clark

Email: kaitlynovettclark@gmail.com

Vimeo Account: vimeo.com/kaitlynovettclark

 

Exhibitions

2016

  • FractalFest 2016, FractalTribe, Stephentown, NY

  • Hygienic Screening Room 2016, Hygienic Art, New London, CT

2015

  • Wild Things at Night, 555 Gallery, Boston, MA

  • FractalFest 2015, FractalTribe, Stephentown, NY

  • The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibtion, Cyclorama, Boston, MA

  • Graduating Students Show, Anderson Auditorium, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • End Recordings, Alfond Auidtorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2014

  • Sculpture Area Show, Weems Center Atrium, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

  • Convergence, Khaki Gallery, Boston, MA

2013

  • Incoming Student Show, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2011

  • Work. Life. Lucky. [Solo Show], Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN,

  • Connect Art Show, Conrad, Indianapolis, IN

  • BA Graduating Senior Exhibition, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Work Experience

Preparator of Exhibitions and Public Programs-School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 January 2016-Current

Installation and AV Specialist

  • Use techniques and material knowledge related to art gallery displays and exhibitions; including storage, packaging, shipping, and display techniques for various collections such as paintings, photography, film/video, and sculpture and safely operate shop tools and power equipment such as jig saws, miter saws, table saws, electric drills, power sanders, and scissor lifts, to construct and accommodate art gallery displays

  • Use operations of contemporary sound and projection consoles and related equipment for various engagements with visiting artists for talks, panels, round-table discussions, or other engagements with public forums and assists in planning educational art exhibits and gathering information and arranging special film programs and lectures

  • Hang and focus lights according to an exhibit design using contemporary lighting consoles; select proper lighting equipment for artwork based on material sensitivity

  • Work closely with curator, gallery manager, and artists to ensure quality of work on display and provide guidance and assist student employees in the preparation of exhibitions and other gallery related projects

  • Design and construct art gallery display structures such as pedestals and devices, frames, mounts, various artworks according to specifications of artists and that meet safety standards; example:  In our Year End Show I needed to display a Dana Pond Award Reciepeint painting that was created with clear velum and sewn together, it was a very delicate piece that needed structure but also needed depth to be able to appreciate the transulcent layered qualities, so I invented a systme of peggs extended from the wall that I was able to secure the piece to

 Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 August 2015-May 2016

Down, Dirty & Dimensional: Plaster/Ceramics Instructor

  • Used scope of sculptural technical practices and knowledge of studio equipment in order to teach multiple groups of students through a four week rotation to get a comprehensive experience with various materials

  • Instructed students how to work with clay using multiple methods including handbuilding, the throwing wheel, slip-casing and introduced students on multiple stages of clay from greenware to bisqueware to glazeware in order to complete the various chemical stages of finishing work 

  • Taught students how to mix plaster, how to calculate the amount of plaster needed by area, how to mix alginate, how to calculate amount of alginate needed by area, how to cast objects, how to cast body parts, how to cast with rubber, how to cast with wax, how to cast with latex, multiple types of mold making and the idea behind creating multiples and trained students in chemical safety

Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 August 2015-May 2016

Continuing Education Beginning Ceramics:  Handbuilding & Construction Instructor

  • Taught terminology of ceramics, including wheel-throwing, hand-building, slip-casting, clay and glaze formulation, high and low firings in both gas and electric kilns, and alternative firing processes

  • Taught wide range of building techniques, including advanced projects for combining methods and using ceramics with alternative materials in wide range of practices displaying performance and installation as examples

  • Demonstrated various glazes and types of applications, explained the chemistry and various firing methods in order to obtain assorted effects based on functional or sculptural elements, as well as how to load, unload, and fire kilns

Interium Ceramic/Plaster Technician, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 August 2015-November 2015

Temporary Facility Manager of Ceramics & Plaster Area

  • Managed clay and glaze materials and tools throughout the studio in an organized and  

      efficient manner for use by students and for sale to students and the public

  • Oversaw the processing of ceramic work to ensure the appropriate rate and timing of  

      production, quantity, size, and shape of student work

  • Performed glaze testing, loaded, unloaded, and fired kilns, as well as kiln shelf maintenance

  • Maintained glaze lab equipment, cleanliness and stocking of materials including bulk mixtures of glazes, slips and engobes

  • Monitored condition, functioning of ceramic and plaster program’s equipment, repaired and preformed minor maintenance of kilns and kiln furniture and report breakage and malfunction

Graduate Fellow, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 August 2014 – December 2014

 Assistant to the Director of The Masters of Fine Arts Program

  • Used strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community of administrators, faculty, and students

  • Provided confidential secretarial and administrative support for the principal executive or executives, to include managing the schedule/calendar, making travel arrangements, screening and handling telephone communications, greeting and directing visitors, and dealing wih administrative problems and inquiries as appropriate

  • Assisted with project development and planning to ensure more efficient service and organization of the office

  • Composed and prepared written documentation and correspondence for the office; screens and evaluates incoming and outgoing correspondence and prepares responses as appropriate

Teaching Assistant-School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 September 2014-December 2014

 Ceramics I: Wheel Throwing

  • Taught to students how to throw multiple functional ware forms, combined forms, and how to add hand-built elements to thrown forms

  • Demonstrated to students how to trim thrown objects, add handles, add spouts, add lids

Teaching Assistant-School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 January 2014-April 2014

 Ceramics Level I: Combined Methods

  • Presented on the history of ceramics and how the medium fits in a contemporary art context

  • Instructed students on how to use various hand tools, slab roller, and coil extruder

Teaching Assistant-School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 January 2014-April 2014

 Beginning Ceramics: Hand Building & Construction

  • Trained students how to handbuild using multiple methods and use the throwing wheel

  • Explained chemistry behind clay and the firing process and displayed how to load, unload, and fire kilns

Education

Tufts University in conjunction with School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

 May 2015

  • Master of Fine Arts

Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

 December 2011

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics

Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 May 2008

  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History

  • Minor in Spanish

 

2010 - present

2010 - present