Education:
2008                   
M.F.A.   Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
2006                   
B.F.A     School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago IL
1997                   
B.A.      Art History, Roosevelt University, Chicago IL
 
 
Work Experience:
2009 - present   
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ceramics department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2009 - present           
Porcelain product design and manufacturing business, "Mie Kongo Studio" Evanston IL

 2010 - 2013        
Instructor, Ceramics department, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago IL

2011 - 2012                          
Instructor, Ceramics department, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL

2008 - 2010       
Adjunct faculty, Ceramics department at Dominican University, River Forest IL

2008 - 2009       
Instructor, Ceramics for Continuing Education at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2007-2008          
Teaching Assistant for Artist in Residence, Tony Hepburn, Ceramics department at
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI

2006-2007          
Instructor, Ceramics department, Bloomfield Birmingham Art Center, Bloomfield Hills MI

2001-2006          
Production Potter, Charles Jahn Pottery, Evanston IL

1999-2000          
Assistant, Shinsaku Hamada’s production pottery workshop, Mashiko, Tochigi, Japan

1998-1999          
Production Pottery assistant, Charles Jahn Pottery, Evanston IL

1998-1999          
Teaching assistant and studio monitor, Ceramics department at Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago IL
 

Exhibition:
2017
Solo show, "Unknown game series" Dan Devening projects + editions, Chicago, IL 

Solo show, "Unknown game series" 4th ward project space, Chicago, IL 

Solo show, "Unknown game series" Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI 

"Holiday Show" Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016
"Beyond Function" Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

10x10x10xTieton” Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA

"code/switch" Fundraising Gala, Woman made gallery, Chicago, IL

"Holiday Show" Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015
"Reformat: Digital Fabrication in Clay" Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

"Multiples" SHoP(Southside Hub of Production) Hyde ParkChicago, IL
 
“18th International Open' group exhibition” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

"Holiday Show" Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL 
 
2014
“Circle in A Square” – Sarah Nishiura, James Kao & Mie Kongo, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
 
Fundraising Gala, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit MI
 
"Starwalker" Threewalls' Annual Gala, participating in the “The Salon Series” exhibit curated by John Coyle Steinnbrunner at Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
 
"Midwestern Educators and Students Exhibition" Lillstreet Art Gallery at National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art, Milwaukee WI
 
“Art in Motion 2014” Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

"Let there be Light 2014" Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

 
2013
“Intonation 2013" Deidesheim, Germany

Fundraising gala, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit MI

"In the Cast" Trax Gallery, Berkeley CA

"Roaring into our twenties" Woman Made Gallery Annual Gala at Salvage one, Chicago IL

"Northern Trust: Celebrating Black History Month and Women's History Month"
Curated by Woman Made Gallery, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago IL

“Collective Conversations in Clay: Chocolate Soirée” Curated by Gina Hutchings,
in conjunction with “Salon Series” with J.C. Steinbrunner, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago IL

"ArtWork6" Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
 
2012
Solo show, “I saw the light was on” Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria IL 

Solo show, “I saw the light was on” Gallery Uno, Chicago IL 

15th International Group Exhibition” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
 
2011                   
Solo show, “I saw the light was on” - Final presentation at European Ceramic Work Center, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherland 

“Data in Data out” Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ
                             
“Abacus Asleep” with James Kao, Sarah Nishiura and Mie Kongo, Art Igloo, www.artigloo.com
 
2010    
"(infra)structure" Matthew Messmer & Mie Kongo, The Edge Gallery, Chicago IL                 

"Art... A Catalyst for Change?" The Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills MI   
 2009                    
"ARCO '09" Galeria Leyendecker, Madrid, Spain
 
2008                    
"New Wave" Curated by Christian Viveros-Faune, Galeria Leyendecker, Tenerife, Spain
 
"(re)Vision" Fine Art Department Faculty Exhibition, O'Connor Art Gallery, Dominican University, River Forest IL
 
"Art... A Catalyst for Change?" The Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills MI   
 “New Insight” NEXT Art Fair, curated by Sarah Krepp, Chicago Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL
 
“Exit” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
 
“Here and Now” Graduate Degree Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum,
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 
“Chair Show” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
 
2007                    
“The Ceramics Forum 2007” Calder Art Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI
 
“Exquisite Narratives” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
 
2006                    
“Juried Chair Show” Bob’s Classic Kicks, Detroit MI
 
“Chair Show” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
 
“Squeaky Clean” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
 
“Undergraduate Exhibition” School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
 
“Corporate Creativity” Parsons Consulting, Chicago IL
 
“30/30 Show” Lillstreet Gallery Chicago IL

2004
“Charles Jahn & Mie Kongo” Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago IL
 
2003                    
“Craft National 2003” Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster PA
 
“Forms and Shapes: Cup” AKAR Design, Iowa City IA
 
“11th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National” Southern Market Center, Lancaster PA
 
“Gallery Artists Exhibition” Red Star Gallery, Kansas City MO
 
1998                    
“TWO: F Show” 2010 S. Wabash, Chicago IL
 
 
Residency/Award:
2017 

Marion Kryczka Excellence in Part-time Teaching Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016
Award winner, “10x10x10xTieton” Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA

2016
Award winner, "Beyond Function" Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI

2014
Art/Design Nexus Team Teaching Award 2015-16 for “Ceramics + Architecture: Digital Sculpting” with Mary English (Architecture) at School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014
First prize, “Art in Motion 2014” Juried by James Rondeau, Chicago IL

2013
International Ceramic Symposium “Intonation 2013” Deidesheim, Germany

2011                   
Artist in Residence, European Ceramic Work Center, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherland

2006                   
BFA Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

2000                   
Artist in Residence, Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Shiga, Japan
 
Review:
2017

Hyperallergic, "The Studio Visit That Wasn’t Exactly a Studio Visit: Dan Devening, Mie Kongo, Peter Shear" by John Yau, February 19, 2017 http://hyperallergic.com/359470/the-studio-visit-that-wasnt-exactly-a-studio-visit-dan-devening-mie-kongo-peter-shear/

2017
New City, "What's the point of abstraction these days?" by Alan Pocaro, January, 25, 2017 http://art.newcity.com/2017/01/25/whats-the-point-of-abstraction-these-days/

2016
Tone Madison, ‘“Function” in constant Flux’ by Sarah Witman, June 12th  2016 http://www.tonemadison.com/articles/function-in-constant-flux/

2012
Daily Serving, An International Publication for Contemporary Art, October 30th 2012  Solo show review - “I saw the light was on by Mie Kongo” by Ruth Hodgins, http://dailyserving.com

 
Collection:
Robert Pfannebecker, Lancaster PA
Sandy Simon, Berkeley, CA
Tony Hepburn, Chicago IL
Capital One, Chicago IL
Mr. and Mrs. Franz Reiner, CEO Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Bloomfield Hills MI
Space Cowboy, Private Collector, Antwerp, Belgium
Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe NM
 
Related Activity:
2016

Ceramics Department Part-Time Faculty Liaison

2015
Artist Talk, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015
Support faculty for SAIC Japan study trip group with Stanley Murashige & Andy Yang – in Tokyo

2014
Juror for Sculpture/3D artwork submissions for “Women's Works 2014 - 27th Annual Exhibition” Northwest Area Arts Council, IL

2014
Visiting Artist Lecture, Ceramics Senior Seminar Class at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2013
Visiting Artist Lecture, Michigan State University, Lansing MI

 
Gallery Representative for Porcelain Product:
Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale MI
Room 406, Chicago IL
Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
 

 
 
 
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