Lisa Soranaka

Spokane, Washington
l.soranaka@gmail.com

 

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/curriculum vitae

 

Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2013

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, Ceramics

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Cum Laude

2009

 

Professional Experience

 

Adjunct Instructor

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Courses Taught: Fundamentals of 2-D Design (8 semesters), Beginning Ceramics (1 semester), 3-D Design (3 Semesters)

2016 to Present

Fine Art Instructor

Spokane Falls Community College

Pullman, WA 

Courses Taught: Art Appreciation (5quarters), Beginning Drawing (2 quarters), Color and Design (1 quarter), Non-Western Art (1quarter)

2014 to Present

 

Adjunct Instructor

Community Colleges of Spokane, ACT 2 Program 

Colfax, WA

Courses Taught: Continuing Art Courses in Mosaic Sculpture, Beginning Watercolor, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Photography, Beginning Chalk Pastels, Beginning Printmaking

2013 to Present

 

Sabbatical Replacement Adjunct Instructor

Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA

Courses Taught: Beginning Ceramics, Beginning Pottery, Intermediate/Advanced Pottery, Independent Study Ceramics (1 quarter)

2013

 

Cougar Quest Instructor

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Courses Taught: Printmaking: Intorduction to Woodblock and Linoleum Block Carving, Mosaic Sculpture

2013

 

Teaching Assistant, (Instructor of Record)

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Courses Taught: 2D Foundations (1 semester), 3D Foundations (2 semesters), Beginning Ceramics (1 semester)

TA: Ceramics Studio (4 semesters), Art History 101 (2 semesters), Intermediate Sculpture (1 semester), Wood Shop and Sculpture Studio (2 semesters)

2011-2013

 

Studio Assistant

Michelle Forsyth 

Pullman, WA

2012

 

Upward Bound Instructor

Trio Progam, Washington State University

Pullman, WA

Courses Taught: Introduction to Digital Media

2012

 

Studio Assistant

Steve Gardner

Ballard, WA

2010-2011

 

Teaching Assistant

School of Art and Innovation 

Duvall, WA

2010-2011

 

Awards/Grants

 

Cooke Fund for the Arts Grant

University of Wisconsin Marinette

Marinette, WI

2015

Visual Performing Arts and Literature Committee Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award

Washington State University

Pullman WA

2014

 

Visual, Performing and Literary Arts Committee Grant

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2013

 

College of Arts and Sciences Grant

Washington State University

Pullman WA

2013

 

Graduate and Professional Studies Association Grant

Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2013

 

Dick and Jane Spot Award

Student Artist Collective 6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

2009

 

Workshops/Residencies

 

Studio Assistantship

Arrowmont School of Art and Craft

Gatlinburg, TN

2016

Forms in Paper

Arrowmont School of Art and Craft

Gatlinburg, TN

With Elizabeth Alexander

2016

Stretching Your Techniques

Arrowmont School of Art and Craft

Gatlinburg, TN

With Steve Loucks and Lynette Hesser

2016

Outcomes 101

Spokane Falls Community College 

Spokane, WA

With Sarah Martin and Gabriel Valenzuela

2015

French Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture Study Abroad Course

Central Washington University

France

With Dr. William Folkestad

2009

 

Glass Blowing Workshop

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Seattle, WA

With Patricia Davidson

2007

 

Lampworking Workshop

Pratt Fine Arts Center 

Seattle, WA

With Stacey Frost

2007

 

Drawing and Design Workshop

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

2005

 

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions

 

Natural Abstractions

Saranac Art Projects Gallery

SWIth Mariah Boyle

Spokane, WA

2019

Pluerotus Temporum

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery

Spokane, WA

2015

 

Fleeting

Office of Student Conduct and Responsible Citizenship, Central Washington University 

Ellensburg, WA

2013

 

Ochita Hanabira

Gallery 2, Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2012

 

Group/Juried Exhibitions

Regional Faculty Invitational

Gonzaga University Urban Art Center

Curated by Laura Truitt

Spokane, WA

2020

Pink {SPEAK}

Terrain Gallery

With Mariah Boyle, Meghan Flynn, and Meghan Hedley

Spokane, WA 

2018

10 Years of Terrain: A Look Back

Terrain Gallery

Spokane, WA 

2018

Spread

Saranac Gallery

Group Show with Invited Artists

Spokane, WA

2017

Clay? VI

Kirkland Arts Center 

Kirkland, WA

Juried by Jamie Walker, Doug Jack, and Michael Swaine

2016

Women of WSU - Pullman Artwalk

Gladish Community Center 

Pullman, WA

Group Show with Mariah Boyle, Meghan Hedley, Kathleen Ryan, and Jennifer Saracino

2016

Different Directions

Spokane Falls Community College

Spokane, WA 

Group Show with Brian Frink and Brad Schwartz

Curated by Thomas O'Day

2016

YVCC Invitational 

Yakima Valley Community College 

Group Show with JJ Harty, Meghan Flynn,  and Jennifer Saracino

Curated by Jennifer Saracino

2016

Print and Relief

Collaborative Linocut and 3D Installation

University of Wisconsin Marinette

Marinette, WI

2015

Terrain 7

Terrain Spokane

Spokane, WA

Juried by Kay O'Rourke, Brooke Keiner, Jeff Simonsen, Jeni Riplinger, and Ginelle Hustrilid

2014

 

Create Spokane First Friday Art and Mural Walk

River City Brewing

Spokane, WA

2014

 

Modern Art 2014

The Modern Hotel 

Boise, ID

Juried Installation Exhibition

2014

 

Art Social

Cloud Painter Gallery

Chehalis, WA

Curated by Patricia Kalin-St. Clair

2014

 

13th Annual Inter/National Exhibtion…Here and Abroad

Box Heart Gallery

Pittsburgh, PA

Juried group Exhibition

2014

 

CVG Show 2014

Collective Visions Art Gallery

Bremerton, WA

Juried by Jamie Walker

2014

 

Faculty Art Exhibition Invitational

Community Colleges of Spokane ACT 2 Program

Spokane WA

2013

 

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition       

Washington State University Museum of Art

Pullman, WA

Curated by Keith Wells and Zach Mazur

2013

 

Reinterpreting Reality

CUB Gallery, Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2012

 

8 1/2"

Gallery 3, Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2012

 

Art From the East Side

Seattle Design Center, NCECA Conference

Seattle, WA

Curated by Ann Christenson and Io Palmer

2012

 

Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition

Gallery 3, Washington State University 

Pullman, WA

2011

 

Broken

Sixth Street Gallery 

Vancouver, WA

Juried by Jan Harris, Traci Donahue, Amy Horstman, and Sam MacKenzie

2009

 

Endangered?
Gloria Kennedy Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

Juried by Gloria Kennedy

2009

 

The Feast

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, KS

Juried by Liz Hickok

2009

 

Collaborative/Public Works

Harmon Park Murals

Spokane, WA

2017

Lilac City

Cedar St. Railway Underpass Mural

Commissioned by Spokane Arts Commission

Spokane, WA

2014

 

Publications

Permafrost Magazine

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks AK

2014

 

Lectures and Conferences

Guest Artist Lecture

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

2016

Studio Assistant Lectures

Arrowmont School of Art and Craft

Gatlinburg, TN

2016

Cooke Fund Visting Artist Lecture

University of Wisconsin Marinette

Marinette, Wisconsin

2015

Visiting Artist Guest Speaker

School of Art and Innovation

Duvall WA

2014

 

First Year Graduate Lecture

Washington State University

Pullman WA

2012

 

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference

Seattle, WA

2012

 

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference

Philadelphia, PA

2010

 

Handmade Tile and Mosaic Conference/Workshop

Handmade Tile Association and Potter’s Council

Minneapolis, MN

2009

 

Education