Ben Roti
782 E Cherry Hills Way
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

520.400.4522
benroti@gmail.com


Education

B.F.A. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, August 2006– May 2010 (Ceramics Emphasis)

Teaching & Professional Experience

2017 - Present
Associate Faculty – Ceramics, Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona
Ceramics I, II, Advanced Ceramics Workshop, handbuilding, throwing, various firing methods, clay and glaze formulation

2015 - 2017
Associate Faculty – Ceramics, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, Arizona
Ceramics I, II, Advanced Ceramics Workshop, handbuilding, throwing, various firing methods, clay and glaze formulation

2015 - 2017
Art Gallery Manager, Yavapai Community College, Clarkdale, Arizona
Managing exhibit preparation and maintenance, scheduling, staffing, and inventory control

2014
Studio Technician – Ceramics, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, Arizona

2014-15
Lab Assistant, Yavapai Community College, Clarkdale, Arizona

2010-14
Apprentice to Don Reitz, Ceramic Artist, Clarkdale, Arizona

Workshops

2017
Soft Slab Construction: From Simple to Complex, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, Arizona

2016
Kansas University Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas

2015
Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist Lecture and Workshop, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

2014
Artist Lecture and Workshop, Spirit Lake Community School District, Spirit Lake, Iowa

Exhibitions (*solo shows marked by asterisk)

2017
Fall 2017 Faculty Exhibition, Yavapai College Prescott Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
Material Impulse: A Confluence of Clay Artists, GVG Contemporary, Santa FE, NM
National Juried Exhibition: Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters, LBIF, Long Beach Island, NJ
Spring 2017 Faculty Exhibition, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ
ASU Ceramics Studio Tour, Phoenix, AZ
Mud Works MMXVII, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
Simply RED, dA Center For The Arts, Pomona, CA
Don Reitz & Ben Roti: tran·si·tions, American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, CA

2016
It's Always Tea Time, Arc Contemporary, Cottonwood, AZ
The Art of Tea, Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery, Clarkdale, AZ
Fall 2016 Faculty Invitational, Yavpai College Verde Art Gallery, Clarkdale, AZ
Art Crawl, Art On 16th, Spirit Lake, IA
*RE[ACT]ION, Gallery 527, Jerome, AZ
#benlaugh, Sosoba, Flagstaff, AZ
Spring 2016 Faculty Exhibition, Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery, Clarkdale, AZ

2015
Made In Clarkdale, Clark Memorial Clubhouse, Clarkdale, AZ
MIC Artists of The Moment, Old Town Center For The Arts, Cottonwood, AZ
Empty Bowls Ceramic Invitational, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX
Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH Juried by David Hiltner
The Almighty Cup Show, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY Juried by Jeremy Randall
Summer at the Manheim, Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, AZ
Three Amigos Ceramic Exhibition, Corner Gallery, Clarkdale, AZ

2014
Made In Clarkdale, Clark Memorial Clubhouse, Clarkdale, AZ
MIC & Chamber Music Sedona Metropolitan Opera Invitational, Sedona, AZ
*Origins, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA
14th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent State, OH Juried by Jake Allee
Reitz Invitational, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
12x12, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX

2010
Artsfest, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
*Cost of War, University of Iowa Art Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Awards / Grants Received

2015
VanCover/Merganzer Award of Merit, Starbrick National Cup Show 2015, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH

2014
Purchase Award, 14th Annual National Juried Cup Show Purchase Award, Kent State, OH

2009
Travel Grant, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2007-10
Iowa Arts Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2006
Iowa Arts Scholarship, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Lakes Art Center Scholarship, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, Iowa

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