DANA CHAPMAN

Dana Chapman is at heart a maker of objects that consider the childlike wonderment of human experience. Specifically, she is a sculptor recording moments in human existence through the medium of clay. Throughout the past ten years, Chapman’s Memoirs in Clay have appeared in one of three formats: as wall objects, as story boxes, and as ceramic wall quilts. ABOUT THE ARTIST Chapman’s work has been exhibited throughout the Southern United States including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida. Her work has been published in numerous periodicals and newspapers. Presentations on her work have been given at local, state, and national conferences including the Monarch Tile Show, 10th and 13th Annual National San Angelo Ceramic Symposium, Contemporary Art Center’s Art Speak in New Orleans, Potter’s Rendezvous of Louisiana, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art’s Art Summit, and also includes NCECA donations to The Bluegrass Museum of Contemporary Art, Newcomb Gallery, the City of Jacksonville and permanent corporate and university collections including General Motors and Kimberly-Clark. Chapman is currently ranked as assistant Professor of Art in ceramics at Jacksonville University serving as chair for the Department of Visual Arts, and Director of the Art for Art’s Sake entrepreneurial program. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in ceramics from Tulane University of New Orleans, and a Bachelor degree in ceramics from Texas Women’s University of North Texas.