Shane Lutzk

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Shane Lutzk is a Kansas-based ceramicist Kansas-based whose work involves a continuous study of the formal language of the vessel. While traveling abroad, Shane was greatly influenced by the historical architecture in Kecskemet, Hungary. Shane develops work by integrating the precision and structural components found in the diversity of architecture. Shane designs monumental sculptures that reflect his thoughts, and complement architectural form. Shane expresses himself each day, by developing and designing innovative vessels. His sculptures create a spatial connection with the viewer, according to scale. Shane determines what he wants to convey, experiments, and then decides on the composition and proportions of each ceramic piece.

Lutzk completed his BFA in ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2014. Lutzk earned his Master of Fine Arts at Arizona State University in 2017. His work is in the collections of the Savona Ceramics Museum; Savona, Italy, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; Kansas City, MO, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art; Overland Park, Kansas, The Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection at the Kansas City Art Institute. His work has recently been exhibited at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Oneroom Gallery in London, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and the Savona Ceramics Museum in Italy.

b. 1992, Overland Park, KS

Education 

2017
MFA in Ceramics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

 

2014
MBFA in Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

 

2013
Directed Study Abroad, Kansas City Art Institute, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary 

 

2012
Directed Study Program, Kansas City Art Institute, Arcosanti Project, Mayer, Arizona Summer Study Abroad Program, Kansas City Art Institute, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

 

2011
Winter Study Program, Kansas City Art Institute, Arcosanti Project, Mayer, Arizona

Summer Session Course, Kansas City Art Institute, New York Studio Program in  D.U.M.B.O (Brooklyn)

Teaching Experience 

2020-2017
MInstructor of Ceramics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 

 

2017
Ceramics Studio Coordinator, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 

Adjunct Professor of Digital Art, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 

Instructor of Record, Three Dimensional Designs, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ    

 

2016
Instructor of Record, Ceramic Survey, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ   

 

2015
Teacher Assistant to Sam Chung, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - Taught students ceramic hand building, wheel throwing, and surface techniques. 

Teacher Assistant to Susan Beiner, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ - Taught students how to slip-cast, and create ceramic molds. 

 

2014
Teacher Assistant to Kendall Kehr, Kansas City Academy, Kansas City, MO  - Taught middle and high school students ceramic hand building, wheel throwing, slip casting, and surface techniques.

Residencies 

2019
Savona Ceramics Museum, Savona, Italy  

2017
C.R.E.T.A Rome, Rome, Italy 

Selected Solo and Joint Exhibitions 

2019
Pop-Up, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO 

Continuity and Transformation, Oneroom Gallery, London, England  

Mediterranean, Savona Ceramics Museum, Savona, Italy  

 

2018
Interrupted Flow, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO 

 

2017
In The Round, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ  

Clay, Lines, Fire, Belger Crane Yard Studios Gallery, Kansas City, MO 

Selected Exhibitions 

2019
Foresight/Insight, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS  Crosscurrent, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan  

Geologic Shift, University of Minnesota Wilson Library, Minneapolis, MN 

 

2018
Unexpected Encounters, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

 

2017
Art and Design Faculty Biennial, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL

 

2016
Winter Salon, Cerbera Gallery, Kansas City, MO 

Mud Works: 15th Annual Studio Tour Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

 

2015
UrbanSuburban XI: Transition, Experience, Adventure, Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS 

 

2014
In Suspension, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ 

Trajectories, Stark Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

New Graduate Student Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ 

Nebraska National, Eisentrager-Howard Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE 

Addmix, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

Annual BFA Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO 

 

2013
Objectivity, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Gilding of Nature, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO 

Urban Suburban, Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS 

Create and Collaborate, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

Hotbox, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics, Kansas City, MO 

Descendant, The Late Show, 1600 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO 

 

2012
Flux, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics, Kansas City, MO 

Beauty, Plenum Space Gallery, 504 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 

Expo 82, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics, Kansas City, MO 

 

2011
Architectural & Landscape Drawing Show, Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ 

Strata, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics, Kansas City, MO 

 

2009
Emerging Artists, Pi Gallery, 419 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO                 

Lectures  

2019
Savona Ceramics Museum, Savona, Italy

2017
Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, IL  

Professional Experience 

2014-2017
Creative Studio Director at Mission Clay Products, Phoenix, AZ                                                          

Assist resident artists on projects (Jun Kaneko, Tom Franco, James Franco, John Toki,  Rimas Visgirda, Pat Siler, Lauren Mabry, Gonzalo Duran, Alan Chin), public relations, maintain studio appearance, art handling, create prototypes for distribution, mold making, test glazes, fire kilns. 

 

2016
Studio Assistant to Irma Starr, Kansas City, MO

 

2014
Assistant to David Kuraoka, Phoenix, AZ

“Ceramic Workshop”, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, Overland Park, KS            

              

2013
Studio Assistant to Linda Lighton, Kansas City, MO                                                                                           

Assistant to Asheer Akram, Kansas City, MO

Preparatory Assistant for the “Urban Suburban” Exhibition                                               

Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art (KCJMCA)      

Apprentice, Russell Ferguson, Kansas City Art Institute 

Preparatory Assistant for Paolo Soleri’s Exhibition “Think. Draw. Build. Sustain,” NAU Art Museum, Northern Arizona University 

Preparatory Assistant for Paolo Soleri’s Exhibition “Mesa City to Arcosanti,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 

“Create and Collaborate,” Kansas City Academy, Kansas City, MO

 

2010
Apprentice, Potter’s Obsession, Overland Park, KS 

Awards 

2016
Wong Foundation Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

2015
The Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism & the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

2014
School of Art Special Talent Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

2010
Merit Award Scholarship Recipient, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO 

 

Public Art

2019
Arterra Apartments, Kansas City, MO 

2018
J. Gilbert’s Restaurant, Omaha, NE 

2015
AC Marriott Hotel, Kansas City, MO 

Publications 

2019
“Chronic Disease Inspires Him” Kansas City Spaces, September, pg. 28-29.

 

2016
"Honor: Lutzk named Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism and the Arts award winner" Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, May 2016, pg.11.

 

2013
“First Friday: Your guide to art shows in the Crossroads Arts District and beyond” Ink Magazine. November 2013, Front page.

“Listening Post: Jewish Student Artist to Be Featured at First Friday Event” Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, October 2013, pg.2.

“Create and Collaborate: Art Sales Event” Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, May 2013, pg. 21.

Collections 

Savona Ceramics Museum, Savona, Italy 

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS 

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO 

Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO