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Holly Hanessian

Published August 10, 2015

Holly Hanessian Ceramics Area Head, Professor and
Doctoral Advisor in Arts Administration
Department of Art


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Holly Hanessian has taught, lectured, and exhibited projects and sculptural books internationally and extensively in the United States. In addition to her ceramic art practice, she has written articles and reviews on other studio artists who work in ceramics and most recently investigated contemporary ideas using digital applications in the field of contemporary ceramics.


  • MFA. University of Georgia, 1998
  • BA University of Florida, 1980

Research & Teaching Areas of Interests & Expertise

  • Area Head of Ceramics
  • Project Director of 3D Digital Ceramics
  • Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced sections of Ceramics
  • Digital Ceramics
  • Seminars in Material Culture at the Graduate Level
  • 3D Digital Ceramics, Art and Science, Neuroscience and Art, Touch and Sensation
  • Sculptural Ceramics, Book Editions, Design and Craft

Notable Accomplishments

  • The Ceramic Reader, edited by Kevin Petrie and Andrew Livingstone, Bloomsbury Press, London, England 2015 “The Digital Future: Re-imagining Ceramic Education in the 21st Century (In press)
  • Tainan University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan, 2010
  • Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, Jingdezhen, China, 2009
  • Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China, 2008
  • Yixing Museum, Yixing, China, 2005
  • Curating:
    • Shared Journey’s; American Art in China, Shanghai, China, Jingdezhen, China 2008
    • NCECA 2008 Invitational Exhibition, “VOICES”, The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA 2008
    • NCECA 2006 Invitational, The New Utilitarian: Examining our Place on the Motherboard of Ceramics, The Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 2006