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GEOFFREY BOORAS  


Cambridge, Massachusetts (b. 1982)


EDUCATION

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. Art in Education, candidate 2020

State University of New York at New Paltz, MFA Ceramics, 2013

Apprentice to Toshiko Takaezu, 2006

Skidmore College, BA Geology, Minor Studio Art, 2005


SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019 Geoff Booras: Interstitial Space, Room 68, Provincetown, MA
2019 Bright Sediment, Gutman Library Gallery, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2018 HandCode: Makers in Proximity (with Stuart Gair), Gallery 224 at Harvard Ceramics Program, Boston, MA
2014 Unearthed, Installation Space at 645 Congress. Portland, ME
2013 False Apex: Beyond Industry (with David Kaufmann), Branch Gallery for DownStreet Art, North Adams, MA
2012 House of the President, SUNY New Paltz (with David Kaufmann). New Paltz, NY
2005 Apprentice Finale, Studio of Toshiko Takaezu. Quakertown, NJ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 Lobster Dinner, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn NY. Curated by Will Hutnick
2019 MFA Exhibition, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY. Juried by: Glenn Adamson

2019 Collective Identity: Legacy of Apprenticeship Under Toshiko Takaezu, Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton University, NJ.

2019 11:11 The Depth of Perception, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA. juried exhibition

2018 Summer Exhibition: Change of State, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY.

2018 National Juried Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA. First Prize Winner, Jurors: Michelle Grabner, Jessica Hong, and Jamillah James

2018 Small Works Salon, Chandler Gallery. Cambridge, MA. Juror Heidi Whitman.

2018 Collective Identity: Legacy of Apprenticeship Under Toshiko Takaezu, WAH Center, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

2017 Ongoing Summer, Room 68, Provincetown, MA

2017 New Work, Triple Double Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2017 Underlying Factors, Schweinfurth Art Center. Auburn, NY

2017 Push/Play, WAH Center. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

2016 Installment 18, Museum of Longing and Failure (MOLAF), Berlin, Germany

2016 Studio Potter Magazine, Office exhibitions, Easthampton, MA.

2016 Wassaic Summer Exhibition, Marston Mill, Wassaic, NY

2016 Collective Identity: Legacy of Apprenticeship Under Toshiko Takaezu, HAW Contemporary. Kansas City, MO

2016 Pixels, Voxels, LUX Center for the Arts. Lincoln, NE

2015 Northeast Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie, NY

2015 Art Meets Science, MDI Biological Laboratory. Salisbury Cove, ME

2015 Small Works Salon, Chandler Gallery. Cambridge, MA. Juror Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

2015 Wave: Convergent/Divergent, NCECA 2015. Aurora Art Space. Providence, RI

2015 Function, curated by Amanda Knowles, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

2014 Last Show, curated by Brent Refsland, Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

2014 Everything is Downstream: Open Engagement, Queens Museum. NYC

2014 Summer exhibition, Room 68. Provincetown, MA

2014 Glyde Hall Resident exhibit, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada.

2014 Rocky Mountain High, Gildar Gallery. Denver, CO

2014 Free for All, SPACE Gallery. Portland, ME

2013 Witch Craft, Installation Space, Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Snowmass, CO

2013 You Are Here, Nave Gallery. Somerville, MA

2013 SUNY Art Student Exhibition Series Best of Show, New York State Museum. Albany, NY

2013 MFA Thesis Group Exhibition, The Samuel Dorsky Museum. New Paltz, NY

2013 Ecosophy, Haggerty Building, SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz, NY

2013 SUNY Art Exhibition Series, State University of New York, Albany Plaza. Albany, NY

2012 Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Show, The Clay Studio, Juried Group Exhibition. Philadelphia, PA

2008 Q-Town, The PRAG Gallery, Cheswick, PA

2005 Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

2005 Clay Kids, Case Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2004 Juried Student Exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. winner: Pro Arts Award, juror: John Weber, Dayton Director of the Tang Teaching Museum

 
RESIDENCIES

2018 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Open Studio Residency, Deer Isle, ME

2017 Harvard University, Parker Lab artist-in-residence, Cambridge, MA

2016 Wassaic Project Residency. Wassaic, NY

2015 Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Pocantico Residency, Sleepy Hollow, NY

2014 The Arctic Circle Residency. Arctic Ocean, Svalbard, Norway

2014 The Banff Centre Residency. Alberta, Canada

2013 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency. Snowmass, CO


AWARDS

2018 First Prize Winner: Cambridge Art Association. Jurors: Michelle Grabner, Jessica Hong, and Jamillah James

2013 Best in Show selection: SUNY Art Exhibition Series

2013 SUNY Research and Creative Projects Award

2013 ANDRAH graduate scholarship

2012 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, SUNY New Paltz

2012 MFA scholarship, SUNY New Paltz

2004 Pro Arts Award, Skidmore College


TEACHING

Lesley University College of Art and Design, Cambridge MA. Adjunct Professor, Spring 2019  

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA. Project Consultant & Teaching Assistant:
Fall 2018 Prof. Nathan King;
Fall 2017 Prof. Martin Bechthold;
Fall 2016 Prof. Leire Asensio

Emmanuel College, Boston, MA. Adjunct Professor, Spring 2018. 

Harvard Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts. Instructor of Record, Summer 2016; Spring 2018

SUNY New Paltz Dept. of Art, Professor of Record, Spring 2013