Born in Japan

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 Associate Professor, Ceramics department, 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
 
 
Solo & Two-person Exhibition:
2019
“Without Within” Solo exhibition with sound installation by Norman W. Long in Audible Gallery at Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago IL. Co-organized by Roman Susan Art Foundation with curator, Ruth Hodgins
2018
“End of the rainbow” Seerveld Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights IL
2017
“Unknown game series” Dan Devening Projects + editions, Chicago, IL
“Unknown game series” Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison WI
“Unknown game series” 4th Ward Project space, Chicago IL  
2012
“I saw the light was on” Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria IL
“I saw the light was on” Gallery Uno, Chicago IL
2011                  
“I saw the light was on” European Ceramic Work Center, 's-Hertogenbosch Netherland
2010   
"(infra)structure" Matthew Messmer & Mie Kongo, The Edge Gallery, Chicago IL
2004
“Charles Jahn & Mie Kongo” Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL
 
 
Group Exhibition:
2019
“Like Sirens” Open Gallery of Arts of Life, Glenview, IL
2018
“ONE” Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL
“On Structure” Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington IN
“Got it for cheap” Traveling exhibition, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL        
2017
Holiday Show” Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL
2016
"Beyond Function" Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison WI
10x10x10 Tieton” Tieton Art and Humanities, Tieton, WA
"code/switch" Fundraising Gala, Woman made gallery, Chicago IL
Holiday Show” Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL
2015
"Reformat: Digital Fabrication in Clay" Andy Brayman, Del Harrow, Tom Lauerman, & Mie Kongo, Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL
18th International Open” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
"Multiples" SHoP (Southside Hub of Production) Hyde Park, Chicago IL
"Holiday Show" Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL 
2014
“Circle in A Square” – Sarah Nishiura, James Kao, Mie Kongo, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
"Midwestern Educators and Students Exhibition" with Lillstreet Art Gallery at National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art, Milwaukee WI
“Fundraising Gala” Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit MI
"Starwalker" Threewalls' Annual Gala, participated in the “The Salon Series” exhibit curated by John Coyle Steinnbrunner at Mana Contemporary, Chicago IL
“Art in Motion 2014” Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
"Let there be Light" Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL
2013
“Intonation 2013" Deidesheim, Germany
"In the Cast" Trax Gallery, Berkeley CA
Fundraising gala” Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit MI
"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
15th International Open Group Exhibition” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
2011                  
 “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.com
2010   
"Art... A Catalyst for Change?" The Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills MI  2009                    
"ARCO '09" with 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
“New Insight” NEXT Art Fair, curated by Sarah Krepp, Chicago Merchandise Mart, Chicago IL
"Art... A Catalyst for Change?" The Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills MI   “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                    
“Chair Show” Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
“Juried Chair Show” Bob’s Classic Kicks, Detroit 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 Art Center, 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
 
 
Residency & Award:
2018
Top Honor, “ONE” Cleve Carney Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL
2017
Marion Kryczka Excellence in Teaching Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2016
Top Award winner, “10x10x10 Tieton” Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton, WA
2016
Top 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
Artist in Residence, 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 (6 months) Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shiga Japan
 
 
Related Activity:
2019
Visiting Artist Talk, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL (Upcoming)
2018
Artist Talk, Seerveld Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
2016 - 2018
Ceramics Department Part-Time Faculty Liaison, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2015
Artist Talk, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
2015
Support faculty for SAIC Japan study trip with Stanley Murashige & Andy Yang in Tokyo, Japan
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
 
 
Publication:
2019

Artist Interview by Andreanna Donahue of Maake Magazine, http://www.maakemagazine.com/mie-kongo
2018
Maake Magazine, Volume 8, Clay Edition
2018
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 41, Cover and Page 81
2018
Artaxis, https://artaxis.org/mie-kongo/
2018
Artaxis Conversations in conjunction with National Clay Week, Video presentation “Industry”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLfjrFfpUQ3-PdUQhVJ9JXczkfLhjqLg-d&time_continue=4&v=cDFuXThY2oA
2017
Mie Kongo Interview by Mimonna Aljaber, part of Asian American Art Oral History Project conducted by Laura Kina, Professor of Art, Media & Design of DePaul University, Chicago, IL, https://via.library.depaul.edu/oral_his_series/87/
 
 
Review:
2017
Hyperallergic, "The Studio Visit That Wasn’t Exactly a Studio Visit: Dan Devening, Mie Kongo, Peter Shear" a review 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? A Review of “Editions of me” by Peter Shear and “Unknown game series” by Mie Kongo at Devening Projects + editions by Alan Pocaro, January 25th, 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:
Diane and Browne Goodwin, Chicago, IL
Capital One, Chicago, IL
David and Louise Rosenfield
Robert Pfannebecker, Lancaster, PA
Sandy Simon, Berkeley, CA
Tony Hepburn, 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
 
Past Gallery Representative for Porcelain Product:
Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI
Room 406, Chicago, IL
Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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