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Sally Michener

Brief Biography
1935 Born Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
1957 B.A. Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
1959 M.S.W. Columbia University, New York, New York.
1959-62 University of Minnesota, Minnesota (pottery with Warren Mackenzie).
1973 M.F.A. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (ceramic sculputre with Roy Cartwright).
1973-1998 Instructor, 3D Department (ceramics) at the Emily Carr Institue of Art and Design, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1976-94 Fourteen research field trips to Mexico, southern Europe (1983), India and Nepal (1991) to view pre-Columbian, terra cotta and other ceramic arts, temples, museums, pottery villages and terra cotta gardens.
2000-01 Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico: Works in Bronze Canada-Mexico Ceramic Exchange (2000 - Puebia, Mexico; 2001 - Banff, Alberta).
2002 Ceramic study trip to Turkey.

Exhibition History
1979 "Sally Michener: Ceramic Sculpture"; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1983 "Sally Michener"; Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1984 "Painted Garden"; Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton, Alberta.
1985 "Insideout" (solo exhibition); Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia.
1986 "The Company She Keeps"; University of British Columbia Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
1988 "Keeping in Touch" (permanent installation); Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, Ontario.
1989 "Feat of Clay: The Fifth Anniversary of the Permanent Collection"; Burlington Art Centre.
1997 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Burlington Art Centre.
1998 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
"Beyond the Surface: ECIAD Collaborations"; Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia.
2000 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
"The Mexico-Canada Exchange Exhibit"; Museo Poblano Virranal, Pluebla, Mexico.
"Voyage: 9th National Biennial of Ceramics"; Trois-Rivières, Québec.
2001 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
"Ceramica del Norte"; The Works, Edmonton, Alberta.
2002 "FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics"; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
"ProCLAYmation"; Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Sechelt, British Columbia.

Publications
Fired Sculpture. Illyas Pagonis, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1974.
Sally Michener: Insideout. Surry Art Gallery, Surrey, British Columbia, 1985.
Ontario Crafts, Garden of Earthly Delights, Summer 1990.
Chronology: Vancouver Art and Artists 1931-1983. Vancouver Art Gallery, Norah Kember, Editor.

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