Patrick Hoban



Bio

Biography Patrick Hoban was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia where he discovered his love of ceramics as a freshman in high school. From there, he went onto study ceramics and sculpture at Penn State University, where he received his BFA in Sculpture in 2015. In 2016, He received a full scholarship and assistantship to the University of Alabama. In spring of 2019 he graduated with his MFA in Ceramics. Currently, Patrick works as an intern for the Clay Studio of Missoula, is a Teaching artist at The Missoula Art Museum and a resident Potter at the Lake Missoula Tea Company. Education Bio 2007 - 2011 Ceramics I - Honors Ceramics VIII at Malvern Preparatory School 2010 - Full Scholarship for a workshop at Penn Valley School of Craft with Chris Staley. 2011 - Full scholarship to a summer class at Moore College of Art. 2015 - Received my BFA in Sculpture from Pennsylvania State University 2016 - Full scholarship to University of Alabama to study my MFA in Ceramics May 2019 - Received my MFA for Ceramics from The University of Alabama. Artist Bio 2007-2011 Member of the National Arts Honors Society 2007 - 2011 - Active artist participation in Empty Bowls as well as planning and hosting events at school 2007, 08, 09,10 and 2011 - Art exhibited in the Student art show at Malvern Prep. 2007 - Present Every Year I continue to donate bowls and cups to various empty bowls in Alabama and at Malvern Prep in Malvern, Pa. 2011 - Accepted into the NCECA K-12 exhibition. 2011 - Received a full scholarship to a workshop at Penn Valley School of Craft with Chris Staley 2011 - Accepted into the BFA Ceramic program at Penn State University 2012, 13, 14, 15 and 2016 - I Donated ceramic work for silent auctions at Empty Bowls to support The Bethesda Project in Philadelphia. 2015 - Received my BFA in Sculpture from Penn State 2015 - Accepted with a full scholarship and stipend into The University of Alabama as an MFA track in Ceramics. 2016 - Vice President of Crimson Clay Club at the University of Alabama. 2016-2018 - Helped promote Crimson Clay Club at the University of Alabama club fair each semester Oct 2016 - Participation in and sold work at Kentuck Arts Festival for Crimson Clay Club booth. Oct 2016 - Wheel Demonstrations at Kentuck Arts Festival. 2017- Vice President of Crimson Clay Club at the University of Alabama. 2017 - Volunteer for UA gymnastics pre-meet carnival; wheel-throwing demonstrations 2017 - Volunteer at UA preschool doing a throwing demonstration/ painting cups activity session for kids. Apr 2017 - Participation in and sold work at Druid City arts Festival for Crimson Clay Club booth Sep 2017 - Work exhibited at Sell Granada Art Gallery at the University of Alabama Oct 2017 - Participation in and sold work at Kentuck Arts Festival for Crimson Clay Club booth. Oct 2017 - Wheel Demonstrations at Kentuck Arts Festival. Nov 2017 - Work exhibited at Sell Granada Art Gallery at the University of Alabama Nov 2017 - Participation in wood kiln firing at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN Dec 2017 - Accepted as an MA candidate at The University of Alabama Dec 2017 - Exhibited 3 pieces at the Drish house in Tuscaloosa, Al for a holiday art show Dec 2017 - was a visiting artists at Malvern Preparatory School providing throwing demonstrations for the students, faculty and parents involved in the Empty Bowls fundraiser at the school 2018 - Vice President of Crimson Clay Club at The University of Alabama. Apr 2018 - Exhibited my MA body of work at the Arts Construction Building for a solo show. Apr 2018 - Passed my MA review and was accepted into the MFA program at The University of Alabama. Jun 2018 - Piece entitled “Stacking Memories” accepted, presented and sold at the Waterloo Arts 2018 Juried Exhibition Aug 2018 - Two pieces exhibited in The Sella Granada art gallery for the Graduate Art show. Oct 2018 - Volunteered to run a ceramics handbuilding activity for fine arts day at an “adopt-a-school” day at Westwood Elementary in Tuscaloosa, Al Oct 2018 - Donated a piece to a silent auction at Margaret Harris Comprehensive School in Atlanta 2019 - Vice President of Crimson Clay Club Feb 2019 - Exhibited a piece in the Alabama Clay Conference Feb 2019 - My public art proposal for a sculptural bike rack was accepted by the city of Tuscaloosa and fully funded by the arts council of Tuscaloosa. It will permanently reside next to the government plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa, Al. Apr 2019 - Permanent Public Art Piece: Installed a public art piece for the Monster Takeover project in Tuscaloosa. Built a squid in bronze. Apr 2019 - Permanent Public Art Piece: Created a bronze sculpture for the Literary Capital Bronze Sculpture Trail in Monroeville, Al. It is a permanent bronze sculpture of a Jon Boat. Apr 2019 - Solo show- MFA Thesis exhibition at Harrison Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa, Al. July 2019 - Permanent Public Art Piece: Installed a sculptural bike rack I designed and created for the City of Tuscaloosa in their Government Plaza of Downtown Tuscaloosa. Aug 2019 - started as the woodfire intern at The Clay Studio of Missoula Oct 2019 - started as the Potter in Residence at The Lake Missoula Tea Company Teaching Bio 2016 - 2019 Graduate teaching assistant at The University of Alabama Fall 2015 - Teaching Assistant Ceramics 1 and 3d design Oct 2016 - 2018 - Wheel demonstrations at Kentuck Arts Festival in Northport, Alabama. Spring 2016 - Teaching assistant Ceramics 1 and 2 Fall 2017 - Teaching assistant Ceramics 2 and Concepts in Drawing. 2017 - Volunteer for UA gymnastics pre-meet carnival; wheel-throwing demonstrations 2017 - Volunteer at UA preschool doing a ceramics throwing demonstration/ painting cups activity session for kids. Dec 2017 - Visiting Artist providing demonstrations at Malvern Prep Empty Bowls throwing event. Spring 2017 - Teaching Assistant for Ceramics 1 for two sections. Fall 2018 - Teaching Assistant for Ceramics 1 and 2 Sep 2018 - Went to Brookwood Elementary to teach the 3rd grade students how to hand build with clay, making and decorating tiles. Oct 2018 - Volunteered to run a ceramics handbuilding activity for fine arts day at an “adopt-a-school” day at Westwood Elementary in Tuscaloosa, Al. Spring 2019 - Teaching Assistant for Ceramics 1, 3 and 4. April 2019 - Ran a ceramic workshop for the Crosspollen event at Deerlick Creek Campground in Tuscaloosa Al. July 2019 - Teaching Artist at the Missoula Art Museum.