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Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong
 
STUDIO
American Fabrics Arts Building, 1069 Connecticut Ave, Building 4, 4th floor, Bridgeport, CT
www.jocelynbraxtonarmstrong.com
Jocelyn.armstrong@gmail.com
203 451-5011
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016     I Am She, AvS Gallery , Alexey von Schilippe Gallery of Art, UConn, Groton, CT
2012        I Am She, Solo Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2007        Solos Exhibition, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
 
 
SELECTED INVITATIONAL / SMALL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018        Deconstructing the Conversation! Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (upcoming)
2017        Of Art And Craft, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT (upcoming)
2016        In Form: Contemporary Sculptural Ceramics, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY (Barbara Galazzo & Daly Flanagan, curators)
2016        Hot Pots, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY (curator, Judith Schwartz, PhD)
2015        Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong and Laura Neher, 2 person invitational, Gallery Flux, Ashland, Virginia
2014        Home, Worrell Smith Gallery, Home, inaugural exhibition, 4 person invitational, Westport, CT
2013     Red Door Gallery, by invitation, Richmond VA
2012     Gallery Flux, 3 person invitational, Ashland, VA
2012        Voce di, 4 person invitational. 43-45 Grand St, Soho, NYC
2011        Heat, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
2009        The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2009        House Project, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (Curator, Terri Smith)
2009        Soft Serve, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism Gallery, Hartford, CT
2009        The Artists of American Fabrics, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
2008        New Gallery Artists, 4 Artist Invitational, Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH
2008        The Shape of Time/The Nature of Change, 5 Artist Invitational, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 
2007        Solos Exhibition, 5 Artists, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2006        New Members’ Show, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2006        Aldrich Undercover, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
2005        Radius Emerging Artists 2005,, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2004        The Winners Circle, invitational, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
 
 
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2016        The Nude Figure, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA ( jurors, Paul DuSold & Scott Noel)
2016        Tristate of Mind, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY (juror, Leslie Ferrin)
2015        65th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (jurors: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Co-founders of the Suburban and the Poor Farm)
2015        Voices: An Artists Perspective, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, NYC, (jurors: Joan McLoughlin,  McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco and Amanda Uribe, gallery nine, NYC)
2014        Looking at Ourselves: A Survey of Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD (Juror, Adrian Arleo)
2013        Art In Clay, BWAC, Red Hook Brooklyn Gallery, NYC, (Juror, David McFadden, Exhibitions curator, MAD, NYC)
2013        Stories We Tell, Women's Caucus for Art, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
2010        25th International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of NJ (Juror: Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY)
2010        18th San Angelo National Ceramics Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX (Juror, Sherman Hall, Editor, Ceramics Monthly)
2010        31st Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ (Juror, Jane Sauer, Owner/Director, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM)
2009        Craftforms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (Juror, Bruce Pepich, Director, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI)
2009        Glow, Ann Marie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center, Dowell, MD (in association with the Smithsonian Institution)
2008        Craft USA ’08, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Gretchen Keyworth, Director, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA)
2008        59th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, (Juror, Thom Collins, Director, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY)
2008        The Paradox of Water, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (Juror, Mary Sabbatino, VP/ Partner, Galerie Lelong)
2007        Feats of Clay XX, Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Lincoln, CA (Juror, Sherman Hall,
2006        57th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. (Juror, Ben Barzune, Senior Associate, Knoedler & Co. New York, NY)
2005        Craft USA ‘05, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Gail M. Brown, Independent Curator of Contemporary Craft)
2003        The Big Show, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (Juror, Adam Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY)
 
SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS & HONORS
2015        Voices: An Artists Perspective, Juror’s Choice Award, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, NYC, (juror: Joan McLoughlin, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco)
2013        Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival, First prize Sculpture
2012      Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: 
                  Feminist Art Base, work included by invitation, Brooklyn, NY                 
2008        Artist Fellowship Grant, CT Commission on Cultural & Tourism
2008        Carol Eisner Award for Best Sculpture, 59th Annual Art of the Northeast,
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Thom Collins, Director, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY)
2008        “Emerging Artists: 10 Talents Turning Heads,” American Style, August       issue
2008        2nd Prize, The Paradox of Water, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (juror: Mary Sabbatino, VP/Partner, Galerie LeLong, New York, NY)
2007        Selected Emerging Artist of 2007, Ceramics Monthly, May issue
2006        The Mollie and Albert Jacobsen Award for Sculpture, 57th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Ben Barzune, Senior Associate, Knoedler and Company, New York, NY)
2005        Juried Artist Member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
2005        Selected Radius Emerging Artist, Curatorial Review and Exhibition, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2005        Second Prize: Sculpture, Spectrum, New Canaan Society for the Arts, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Douglas K.S. Hyland, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT)
2003        Selected Winner, The Big Show, Westport Arts Center (Juror, Adam Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY)
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
In Our Backyard, exhibitions catalog, page 8 & 68, Clay Art Center, Port Chester,NY, September 2016
Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, January 2016, Tristate of Mind, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
One Cool Thing, CT POST Sunday Magazine, section D3, November 29, 2015
Voices: An Artists Perspective, exhibition catalog, page 6 &14, Unitewomen.org, September 2015
Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, November 2014, Looking at Ourselves: Contemporary Figure, Baltimore
Stories We Tell, Exhibition catalogue, page 17, Women’s Caucus for Art, September 2013
Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong – I Am She, page16-17, The Newtowner Arts and Literary Magazine,    
            Q3 Spring/Summer 2012                   
Five Part All Female Exhibition, page 76-79, Venu Magazine, Laura Einstein,
March/April 2012 CT/NY edition
31st Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center,
exhibition catalogue, January 2010 (photograph)
The Perfect Fit; Shoes Tell Stories, Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, exhibition
catalogue, June 2009
Craftforms 2009, Wayne Art Center, exhibition catalogue, November
2009 (photograph)
The Courage to Create, American Style, Sara Jerome, 2008 Emerging
Craft Artists, August 2008
Intense Artist, Phyllis A.S. Boros, Connecticut Post, July 8, 2007
Sexy Ceramics, Lorraine Gengo, Fairfield Weekly, June 2007
Emerging Artists 2007. Ceramics Monthly, Focus: Emerging Artists, May 2007
The Transformer, Walt Kita, Westport Magazine, June 2006
Silvermine’s “Art of the Northeast”. Nadia Lerner, The Advocate &
Greenwich Time, April 30, 2006
Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Radius Artist, Richard Klein, exhibition
catalogue, 2005
Spectrum 2005, Douglas K.S. Hyland, comment in exhibition publication, 2005
 
WORK EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION
1980                          BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1981-2000               Freelance Fashion Stylist/Editor, New York, NY
1987-1992               Parsons School of Design Continuing Studies, New York, NY
2000-2005               Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT
2009                          Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Dear Isle, ME
2003-present        Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY 
 
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