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GEOFFREY BOORAS  visual artist

Cambridge, Massachusetts

geoffrey.booras@gmail.com

Geoff lives and works in Cambridge, MA and holds the position of Instructional Ceramics Tech in the Ceramics Program at Harvard University. He is also the current artist in residence at the Parker Lab for Bioengineering at Harvard.

EDUCATION

State University of New York at New Paltz, MFA ceramics, 2013. 

US Peace Corps Zambia, Kasempa, Zambia, 2009.

Apprentice to Toshiko Takaezu, Quakertown, NJ, 2006. 

Skidmore College, BA Geology, 2005. 

AWARDS + RESIDENCIES

2016-Current Harvard University, Disease Biophysics Group, Parker Lab artist-in-residence.

2016 Wassaic Artist Residency. Wassaic, New York

2015 Pocantico residency, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. New York

2014 The Arctic Circle residency. Arctic Ocean, International Territory of Spitsbergen and Svalbard

2014 The Banff Centre residency. Alberta, Canada

2013 Anderson Ranch Arts Center residency. Snowmass, CO

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 Adirondack Trust Award

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 (forthcoming), Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY.

2017 WAH Center, Push Play: SUNY New Paltz Alumni, Williamsburg, NY.

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

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

2016 Wassaic Summer Exhibition, Marston Mill, Wassaic, NY

2016 NCECA concurrent exhibition. 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, Massachusetts. Juried Exhibition

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

2015 Function at North Seattle College, Seattle, Washington

2014 Hallway Gallery, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

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

2014 Summer exhibition, Room 68. Provincetown, Massachusetts

2014 Installation space at 645 Congress. Portland, Maine

2014 Rocky Mountain High, Gildar Gallery. Denver, Colorado

2014 Free for All, SPACE Gallery. Portland, Maine

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

2013 You Are Here: Maps and Art, Nave Gallery. Somerville, Massachusetts

2013 “False Apex”: Beyond Industry, DownStreet Art 2013. North Adams, Massachusetts

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

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

2013 Ecosophy, Haggerty Administrative Building, SUNY New Paltz

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

2012 House of the President of the State University of New York, Juried Group Exhibition. New Paltz,New York

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

2008 The PRAG Gallery, Group Exhibition. Cheswick, Pennsylvania

2005 Apprentice Solo Exhibition, Studio of Toshiko Takaezu. Quakertown, New Jersey

2005 Spring Street Gallery, Group Exhibition. Saratoga Springs, New York

2005 Case Gallery, Skidmore College, Group Exhibition.

2004 Juried Group Show, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Adirondack Trust Award