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SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2014

Off the Wall, Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz, CA

 

The Human Form, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, MO

  Sierra Wonders, Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA
 

Cross Pollination II, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

Organic Botanic, Cabrillo College collaborative exhibition, CCACA, Davis, CA

  Sight Insight, Cabrillo Gallery, faculty exhibition, Aptos, CA
 

Palo Alto Clay and Glass, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

2013

Taiwan Ceramics Biennale (phase II), Kaohsiung Museum of Art, Kaohsiung

Awarded Juror's Recommendation Prize

 

Cross Pollination, Art Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

Kidding Around, Cabrillo College collaborative exhibition, CCACA, Davis, CA

 

Sculpture IS, Sierra Azul, Watsonville, CA

 

Real People 2013, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

   
2012

Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan

Awarded Juror's Recommendation Prize

  Living Clay (two person exhibition), Public Glass, San Francisco, CA
  Good Company, Petaluma Art Center, Petaluma, CA
   
2011

California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA. Juried by Nancy Servis

Awarded People's Choice

  Storytellers, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL  (group exhibition concurrent with NCECA 2011)
 

The Uses of Adversity, Studio 7, Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India

  ACGA at MAH, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
   
2010 Ceramics Annual of America, Fort Mason Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
  Objects of Virtue, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.  Juried by Julia Galloway.
  Roll of the Dice: Staff & Faculty Exhibitions. Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA.
 

Palo Alto Clay and Glass, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

   
2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk, Republic of Korea.
Awarded Honorable Mention
  Watershed Resident Artists, Stabile Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
  Eight From ACGA, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA.  Juried by Catharine Hiersoux
  Sculpture IS, Pajaro Valley Gallery, Watsonville, CA
   
2008 The Unbreakables, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA. Juried and Curated by Ann Morhauser.
Awarded Juror’s Choice .
  Exploring the Surface, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. Juried by Peter VandenBerge
  California Clay ’08, ArtSpace Gallery, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA
  Thinking Green, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA. Juried by Bill Abright.
  Santa Cruz Ceramic Artists, Dead Cow Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
  Oscillations, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA, and Michaelangelo Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
   
2007 RED, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. Juried/Curated by Richard Notkin.
 

California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA. Juried by James Melchert.

Awarded Honorable Mention

   
2006 By the Hand, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
  Lift Off, (MFA Group Show) San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
  California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA. Juried by Patti Warashina.
 

Feats of Clay XIX, Gladding McBean Terracotta Factory, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA

Awarded People’s Choice

  CCACA: San Jose State University Invitational, Davis, CA
  Fresh Strokes, Heritage Bank of Commerce, San Jose, CA
   
2005 Narratives in Clay, V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 

Visions in Clay 2005, University of the Pacific Reynolds Gallery, Stockton, CA.

Juried by Adrian Saxe

  2nd Biennial, World Council for Arts and Culture, San Francisco Presidio, CA
  Clay Re-emerge, Red Ink Studios, San Francisco, CA
  CCACA: San Jose State University Invitational, Davis, CA
  Art Bowl IV, b.sakata garo, Sacramento, CA
   

RESIDENCIES

2014 – 2015

Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, Kolkata, India

Summer 2012 Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
Fall 2011 Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India
Summer 2009 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
   

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Bonding With Clay,” Kakoli Poddar, Society Magazine, March 2015, pp. 106-110, 112, photo pp. 106-110, 112.

Pradeep Rawat (Producer), & Megha Agarwal (Director), (2015). Goddess: Creation to Immersion [Documentary]. India: Raas Arts.

500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2. Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co, Inc. Publication in February 2014.

Nicola Dench, "A Talk by Cynthia Siegel at the Wellington Potters Association Studio," NZ Potters Inc., November 26, 2013, http://www.nzpotters.com/FeatureArticles/FeatureArticles_Display.cfm?FeaturesID=51

Karen Kimball, Ed., Sierra Wonders, Arts Alliance of Three Rivers, 2013, p. 82.

Guangzhen Zhou, The Appreciation and Collection of Modern and Contemporary Ceramic Art, Jiangsu Fine Art Publishing House, 2012, p. 152

Rolando Giovannini, Ceramic Art & Perception, No. 89, Autumn 2012, p. 74. 

Chinese Ceramics, August 2011, photos.
Art, reality, emotion, Melissa Hiatt, The Davis Enterprise, May 14, 2009, p. C6, photo C6.
Ceramics Today, Schiffer Books, 2010, pp. 214-215.
 

500 Animals in Clay, Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co, Inc., 2006,

photo pp. 110, 247, 367.

  500 Cups. Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co, Inc., 2005, photo p. 220.
  Craft of Northern California, Alcove Books, 2003, pp. 72-73.
  Cynthia Siegel, Ceramic Artist, Video produced by Inyo County Arts Council, Bishop, CA, 1998.
   

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008 - Present Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2007 - Present Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
2006 –2007 Adjunct Faculty, Weaving, Monterey Peninsula College
2006 –2007 Walnut Creek Civic Arts Instructor, Figure in Clay, (ceramic sculpture)
   

WORKSHOPS/DEMONSTRATIONS/LECTURES

November 2013

Craft Potters Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand

November 2013 Wellington Potters’ Association, Wellington, New Zealand
July 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan
December 2011 Kfar Hanassi, Rosh Pinah, Israel
November 2011 Tara Trust, Margao, Goa, India
November 2011 Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
July 2011

"Figurative Expression in Clay," Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

March 2009

Rossmoor Ceramics Arts Club, Rossmoor, CA

October 2007 Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Baltimore, MD
June 2007 "Carving on Clay" Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
June 2006 "Carving on Clay" Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
   

COLLECTIONS

  Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei City, Taiwan
  Tainan National University for the Arts, Tainan City, Taiwan
  National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
  Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
  Private Collections
   

EDUCATION

2003 - 2006 MFA in Spatial Arts ( Ceramic Sculpture), San Jose State Universtity, San Jose, CA
Summer 2004 Nanjing School of Art, Nanjing, China through the West Virginia University Study Abroad program, Morgantown, WV
   

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Miami Beach, Florida.
Currently lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA.