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Ben Krupka

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Ben Krupka

Ceramics, Sculpture, 3D Design
Division: Arts
Appointment: 2005

413-528-7413
benkrupka@simons-rock.edu

 

 

Education:

BFA, Frostburg State University
MFA, Utah State University

Professional History:

Mr. Krupka has taught ceramics at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Utah State University, Cal Arts in Valencia, California, and at Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

Research Interests/Professional Service:

He has led workshops at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington, D.C., Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, the University of Montana, Lane Community College in Oregon, and at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. Mr. Krupka has built and designed many kilns including wood burning, gas, soda and salt.

Publications/Book Chapters/Exhibitions/Performances:

A ceramic woodfire artist, Mr. Krupka’s work has been shown in over 90 national and international exhibitions, including numerous college and university museums such as The Lancaster Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, The Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Museum, Lewis and Clark College, and Idaho State University, as well as in many public art centers such as the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, The Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, and Santa Fe Clay in New Mexico. Mr. Krupka has also exhibited at the Lil Street Gallery in Chicago, the Wooster Craft Center in Ohio, at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and at the Ferrin Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts. In 2004, he had a Solo Exhibition at the Troyer Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Awards/Grants

  • Eccles Fellowship, Utah State University
  • Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana