Therese Zemlin

180 Main Street

Andover, MA  01810





1986   M.F.A.   University of Texas, Austin - Sculpture.


1982-1984         Attended University of Texas, San Antonio in Sculpture and Drawing, and

                               University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in Neon and Glass.


1981   B.F.A.   University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana - Sculpture.



Grants and Awards


2007   Kenan Research Grant, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.


2005   Kenan Research Grant, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.


2003   Kenan Research Grant, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.


1996   North Carolina Arts Council Artists Fellowship Award.


1995   Research Grant, University Research Council, Appalachian State University.


1993   Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artists Fellowship.


1992   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.



Solo Exhibitions


2011   Upcoming exhibition at NKG Gallery, Boston, MA.


2005   Boundaries and Infinities, BF Annex, Boston, MA.


2003   Mute/Mutations:  The Bed Project and Other Recent Work,  I-Space, Chicago, IL.


2003   Therese Zemlin: Recent Works,  American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA.


2003   The Bed Project and Other Related Work by Therese Zemlin, Ganser Art Gallery,

              Millersville University, Millersville, PA.


2001   Unconditional Silence:  Pattern and Membrane, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston MA.


2001   Visiting Faculty Exhibition, Jewett Art Center Gallery, Wellesely College, Wellesley MA.


1998   Birmingham-Southern College Kennedy Art Center Gallery, Birmingham AL.


1998   Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA.


1996   Vortex and Dialogue :  New and Recent Work by Therese Zemlin,  Handworkshop,

               Virginia Center for the Craft Arts, Richmond VA.


1996   Vortex and Dialogue :  New and Recent Work by Therese Zemlin,  University of South

                           Carolina at Spartanburg Art Gallery, Spartanburg, SC.


1993   Art Currents 14:  Therese Zemlin, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.



Group  Exhibitions

2010   Exchange, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA., curated by Gayle Caruso and Cathy McLaurin.


2010   Paper!, Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, CA.


2009   High Fiber, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ.


2009   Alphabet Project 3, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA., curated by Gayle Caruso and Cathy McLaurin.


2009   Community of Artists Juried Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.

                           Juried by museum staff.


2009   Massachusetts Artists 2009, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA.  Juried by Nick Capasso,

                           Curator DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA.


2009   Edge; Artspace Gallery, ArtSpace-Maynard Art Center, Maynard, MA.  Juried by

                  Dawn Southworth and Dana Salvo, owners of Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA.


2008   Endoskeletal/Exoskeletal:  Sculpture with Armature, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY, Brockport.

                           Curated by Jennifer Hecker, sculpture faculty.


2006   Material Difference: Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

                           curated by Polly Ullrich.


2005   Summer Group Show, BF Annex, Boston, MA.


2004   Collected Evidence:  Regeneration and Containment:   Therese Zemlin, Phyllis McGibbon, and

              Tanja Softic.  New Art Center, Newtonville, MA.


2004   Altered States:  Printmaking After Modern Technology, Mary K. O'Shaughnessy curator.

                           Suburuban Fine Arts Center, Highland park, IL.


2003   Fold Here. 3-d paper. Deborah McLeod, curator.  Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA.


2002   Paper Remix.  Edwin T. Ramoran, curator.  Dieu Donne Papermill, NYC.


1999   Abstract Craft/The Non-Objective Object.  Paula Owen, curator.  Southwest School of Ar

              and Craft, Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Navarro Campus, San Antonio, TX.


1997   North Carolina Arts Council Film/Video and Visual Artist Fellowships 1996-97, traveling

              exhibition, organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.


1996   Pulp Fusion, Recent Art from the Dieu Donne Papermill.  Curated by Mina Takahashi.

              Columbia Art Center, Dallas, TX.


1996   Work by artists in the Visiting Artist Program, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.




2002 - Present   Phillips Academy, Andover MA,  Sculpture and Visual Studies.


2000-2002   Tufts University, Medford MA, Instructor for Foundation Drawing.


2000-2001   School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Visiting Faculty, Drawing and Mixed-Media.


2001-2002   Wellesley College, Wellesley MA, Visiting Faculty, 3-D Design.


1994-2000   Appalachian State University, Boone  NC, Assistant Professor, Fibers.


1991-1994   University of South Carolina, Columbia, Assistant Professor, head of Fiber Arts.



Lectures, Gallery Talks, and Workshops

2004   Georgia State University, Slide lecture and critiques with graduate students.


2004   Mid-America Print Council, Presentation on digital design and output of 3-d forms.


2001   Paper and Book Intensive, Tooele UT.  Sculptural paper and light workshop.


2001   Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.  Sculptural paper workshop.


2000 & 2003   Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Two week workshop, intro. to papermaking.


1999 & 2001   Pyramid Atlantic, A Center for Printmaking, Hand Papermaking and the Art of the Book,

                          Riverdale, MA. Sculptural paper workshop.


1999   Friends of the Dard Hunter Paper Museum National Conference, Chicago. Presentation on digital

             design and output of 3-d forms.


1999   The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.  Lectures.


1995   The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ox-Bow summer school.



Selected Bibliography

Camper, Fred.  Critics Choice:  Therese Zemlin, Chicago Reader, September 26, 2003.  Section two, p. 27.


Durgin, Michael.  "An Interview with Therese Zemlin,"  Hand Papermaking, Vol.12, No. 1, Summer 1997, pp. 9-16.


Durgin, Michael.  "Paper in Chicago,"  Hand Papermaking, Vol.9, No. 2, Winter 1994, p. 16.


Fox, Catherine.  With Paper, Shedding Light, Capturing Worlds, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003.


Hagan, Debbie. Review: Collected Evidence:  Regeneration and Containment, Art New England, August/September 2004, p. 26.


Harris, Patricia, and David Lyons.  Unconditional Silence:  Recent Sculpture by Therese Zemlin, Surface Design Journal, Vol. 26, No.2, Winter 2002, pp. 50-51.


Kessler, Jane. "American Craft in South Carolina," Fiberarts, Vol. 20, No. 3, Nov/Dec 1993, p.64.


Leach, Mark.  "Therese Zemlin," catalogue  for a solo exhibition, 'Art currents 14,' Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, Nov. 27-Feb. 6, 1994.


Orgill, Roxane.  "Sculptural Paper."  Hand Papermaking, Vol. 6, No. 1, Summer 1991, pp. 2-6.


Patterson, Tom, "Zemlin's mastery of fiber art:  Boring basket-weaving it's not," The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, Sunday, Jan. 16, 1994.


Ryan, Dinah.  "Therese Zemlin Explores Form,"  Fiberarts, Vol. 25, No. 4, Jan/Feb 1999, p. 55.


Selected Paper Artists 2004,Ó CD-Rom, slides, and booklet, published by Hand Papermaking.


Schuweiler-Daab, Zan.  "Therese Zemlin:  Microcosm and Metaphor," Fiberarts, Vol. 23, No. 4, Jan/Feb 1997, p.15.


Schuweiler-Daab, Zan.  "Therese Zemlin," essay for a Southern Arts Federation Supplement to American Craft Magazine, Vol 54, No. 1, Feb./Mar. 1994.


Taylor, Denise. Happenings in the Not-So-Still-of the Night.  The Boston Globe West, April 8, 2004.


Ullrich, Polly.  Material Difference:  Soft Sculpture and Wall Works, (Friends of Fiber Art International, 2006),  pp. 10 & 86.



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