Mathilda A. Tanner
04.03-present: Pearl Paint, 308 Canal Street, New York, sales associate. Assisting customers in use and application of art materials for leading art supply company in its fast-paced New York location.
07.03: Korova Milk Bar, 200 Avenue A, New York. Painted a 26’ by 12’ mural in bar with “A Clockwork Orange” inspiration.
08.01-05.02: University of Massachusetts Residential Arts, Amherst. Ceramics Coordinator for Butterfield Clay Studio. Taught hand building and wheel throwing workshops and maintained ceramic studio. Member of the Butterfield Arts Council, a student group responsible for increasing funding for the ceramics program from the University as well as securing sponsorship and donated materials from local art suppliers.
05.01-08.01: Exit Art, 246 Broadway, New York, NY. Internship at art and performance space in funky non-profit Soho gallery specializing in socio-political works and emerging artists. Aided in installation and cataloging of The LP Show, an exhibition on the history of record jacket art assembled from the loaned albums of over 500 private collectors.
Summers 94-99: Chilmark Pottery, 1 Fieldview Lane, West Tisbury, MA. Artist in Residence at a ceramic studio on Martha’s Vineyard. Incising and sculptural decoration of wheel thrown stoneware and porcelain and underglaze paintings with original designs and special orders. Pieces have been shown in the Shaw-Kramer Gallery of Vineyard Haven, Cape Cod Life magazine. Developed curriculum and taught individual and group pottery classes for children and adults.
Exhibitions and Awards:
08.03: Gallery 169, 169 14th Street, New York, NY. Acrylic mixed media painting and lithograph shown in a group show and music event organized by and for Pearl Paint union members.
06.02- Tattoo Seen, West 4th Street, New York, NY. Participant in a group show of graffiti influenced art.
05.02- “Urban Scrawl” The Mothership Collective Art Gallery, 9 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA. Solo thesis exhibit of mixed media paintings in acrylic and oils and collages with found objects.
02.02- “Thematic Fanatics” Wheeler Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. MA. Group exhibit of paintings and drawings developed in course dealing with thematic development.
08.95: Shaw Kramer Gallery, Main Street, Vineyard Haven, MA. Incised pottery by Mathilda Tanner thrown by Geoffrey Borr of Chilmark Pottery displayed in a group show of Martha’s Vineyard’s sculptors. “Four Seasons” incised vase selected as frontispiece for Cape Cod Life magazine feature “Potteries of the Cape and Islands”.
2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude in painting, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Recipient of the Chancellor’s Talent Award full tuition scholarship.
Westborough High School, Westborough, MA. Recipient of Gold Key awards for oil painting and portfolio in Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. “Best oil/acrylic” Westborough Arts Committee Juried Art Show, Westborough, MA Six First prizes and one Second prize in ceramics at annual Martha’s Vineyard County Fair. Honorable Mention, sculpture, Arts Worcester Juried-entry/judged Art Show, Worcester MA.