by Allora McCullough


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  • Education

2015:  Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics - State University of New York - New Paltz, NY

2010:  Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics & Finance; Magna Cum Laude - McKendree University - Lebanon, IL

2007:  New Art in the Neighborhood - Contemporary Art Museum - St. Louis, MO


  • Teaching Experience

:Ceramics Instructor; Saratoga Clay Arts Center; Schuylerville, NY
:Workshop Instructor; Art Centro; Poughkeepsie, NY
:Workshop Instructor; Arts Center of the Capital Region; Troy, NY

:Adjunct Lecturer in Ceramics; ARS 210 Basic Ceramics; SUNY New Paltz, NY
:Workshop Instructor; Women’s Studio Workshop; Rosendale, NY

:Instructor of Record; ARS 110 Introduction to Ceramics; SUNY New Paltz, NY

2013 – 2014
:Teaching Assistant; ARS 210, ARS 327; SUNY New Paltz, NY
:Workshop Instructor; SUNY New Paltz, NY
:Internship in Teaching College Art; SUNY New Paltz, NY
:Ceramics Instructor; Katonah Art Center; Katonah, NY


  • Employment

Sept 2016 – Present:  Artist in Residence - Saratoga Clay Arts Center - Schuylerville, NY
Regular upkeep of ceramic studio including kiln firings, glaze inventory, teaching individual lessons and group classes, production for 2017 Chili Bowl event, assistance with gallery installations, and maintaining an active studio art practice

Jan 2014 – Apr 2016:  Curator - The Bacchus Gallery - New Paltz, NY
Organization and installation of both group and solo shows on a monthly basis;
Communication with the artists and selection of works to exhibit for gallery sales

Jan 2016 – Mar 2016:  Ceramic Studio Intern - Women’s Studio Workshop - Rosendale, NY
Primary production artist for the 19th Annual Chili Bowl Sale in 2016;
Directly engaged in organization and gallery prep for public event raising over $30,000

June 2015:  Studio Assistantship - Penland School of Crafts - North Carolina
Summer workshop assistant to production artist Jerilyn Virden;
Responsible for all kiln firings, glaze mixing, scheduling of activities, setup for demonstrations, and group outings

Apr 2014 – Jan 2016:  Assistant to Carolee Schneemann - The Schneemann Foundation - New Paltz, NY
Responsibilities ranging from professional to personal care including but not limited to: Communication liaison; Restoration and distribution of artist collection; Preservation and catalogue of artist archive; Review of contracts and other legal documents; Financial management and planning; Maintenance and oversight of property; Schedule management; and Other personal errands

Aug 2013 – Aug 2015: Graduate Assistant; Technician Assistant; Kiln Manager; Clay Manager - SUNY New Paltz - New York
Organization and repair of ceramic studio equipment and kilns, Mixing and testing of glazes, updating internal MSDS documentation, Studio improvement projects, Planning the schedule for all studio firings, Central communication for student-based teams, Maintenance and preparation of studio clay, Management of a team of six work-study students, Coordinator of logistics for large group travel to events including NCECA


  • Group & Solo Exhibitions

July 2017 (Upcoming):  Resident Artist Exhibition - The Schact Gallery; Saratoga Clay Arts Center - Schuylerville, NY

April 2017: Press:Pause. (catalogue) Juror Shannon Stratton of NYC's Museum of Art & Design - Williamsburg Art and Historical Center - Brooklyn, NY

Mar – May 2017:  Small Favors XI:Think Inside the Box. Juror Michael Radyk - The Clay Studio - Philadelphia, PA

Mar 2017:  Spirit Guardians - The Gallery Under the Stairs; Women's Studio Workshop - Rosendale, NY

Feb 2017:  Small Works 2017 National Exhibition. Juror Gary Shankman - The Shirt Factory Gallery - Glens Falls, NY

Jan – Feb 2017:  20th Anniversary Chili Bowl Exhibition - Women's Studio Workshop - Rosendale, NY

Oct 2016:  Fall Craft Fair & Exhibition - Saratoga Clay Arts Center - Schuylerville, NY

May – June 2016:  Menagerie. Juror Jenny Mendes - Baltimore Clayworks - Baltimore, MD

May 2016:  Whatknot - Women’s Studio Workshop - Rosendale, NY

Feb 2016:  19th Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta - Women’s Studio Workshop - Rosendale, NY

Dec 2015:  Perpetually Fleeting. MFA Thesis Exhibition - Samuel L. Dorsky Museum of Art - New Paltz, NY

Oct 2015 – Jan 2016:  Fall 2015 SUNY Art Student Exhibition Series (SASES) - SUNY Plaza - Albany, NY

Aug 2015:  In Nature - Hunter College Projects Space - NYC, NY

May 2015:  99/83 - Bacchus Gallery - New Paltz, NY

Aug 2015 – Apr 2016:  Reinventing the Muses - SUNY Art History Department Project Space- New Paltz, NY

Feb 2015:  Improper Articles - Greenpoint Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
Exhibition in conjunction with the College Art Association Conference.

Dec 2014 – Oct 2015:  SUNY Student Showcase - President’s Residence - New Paltz, NY

Nov 2014:  Insight/On Site - Historic Huguenot Society - New Paltz, NY

Oct 2013 – May 2014:  Indiscrete Circulations / Common Currents.
Poughkeepsie City Center; Roos Gallery; A Day In The Life of The Hudson River Event - Poughkeepsie, NY; Rosendale, NY
DEC sponsored event, collaboration between SPURSE, Clearwater, SUNY New Paltz MFA program, Children’s Media Project and Poughkeepsie High School

Dec 2013:  Clay to Table - A Tavola Restaurant - New Paltz, NY


  • Additional Professional Activity and Skills

Mar 2016:  Collaboration in Object Reconstruction - Samuel L. Dorsky Museum of Art and The SUNY New Paltz Art History Department - New Paltz, NY

June 2015 – Dec 2015:  Clay Club President - SUNY Ceramics Department - New Paltz, NY

Sept 2014 – May 2015:  Clay Club Treasurer - SUNY Ceramics Department - New Paltz, NY

Aug 2015:  Artistic Volunteer - Habitat for Humanity - Newburgh, NY

2011:  Inductee of Delta Epsilon Chi - International Business Honor Society

2008:  Immersion in Social Outreach Volunteer - Belmont University - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

2007:  Senior Service Project - Althoff Catholic High School - Penang, Malaysia


Current knowledge of safety and operation for the following machinery and equipment:

Bandsaw, Tablesaw, Circular saw, Jigsaw, Pugmill, Soldner clay mixer, Electric kilns, Gas kilns, Wood kiln, Salt Kiln, Ventilated spray booths, Electric drill, Ball mill, Grinding wheel, Angle grinder, and Dremel tool.