Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong
CV
 
 
STUDIO
American Fabrics Arts Building, 1069 Connecticut Ave, Building 4, 4th floor, Bridgeport, CT
www.jocelynbraxtonarmstrong.com
jocelyn.armstrong@gmail.com
203 451-5011
 
 
SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS & HONORS
2015      Voices: An Artists Perspective, Juror’s Choice Award, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, NYC, (juror: Joan McLoughlin, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco)
2013      Bruce Museum Outdoor Arts Festival, First prize Sculpture
2012      Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: 
                  Feminist Art Base, work included by invitation, Brooklyn, NY                 
2008      Artist Fellowship Grant, CT Commission on Cultural & Tourism
2008      Carol Eisner Award for Best Sculpture, 59th Annual Art of the Northeast,Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Thom Collins, Director, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY)
2008      “Emerging Artists: 10 Talents Turning Heads,” American Style, August issue
2008      2nd Prize, The Paradox of Water, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (juror: Mary Sabbatino, VP/Partner, Galerie LeLong, New York, NY)
2007      Selected Emerging Artist of 2007, Ceramics Monthly, May issue
2006      The Mollie and Albert Jacobsen Award for Sculpture, 57th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Ben Barzune, Senior Associate, Knoedler and Company, New York, NY)
2005      Juried Artist Member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT
2005      Selected Radius Emerging Artist, Curatorial Review and Exhibition, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2005      Second Prize: Sculpture, Spectrum, New Canaan Society for the Arts, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Douglas K.S. Hyland, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT)
2003      Selected Winner, The Big Show, Westport Arts Center (Juror, Adam Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY)
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016      I Am She, AvS Gallery , Alexey von Schilippe Gallery of Art, UConn, Groton, CT
2012      I Am She, Solo Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2007      Solos Exhibition, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
 
 
SELECTED INVITATIONAL / SMALL GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016     New Work / New Directions, Silvermine Guild, Silvermine Art Galleries, New Canaan, CT
2016      In Form: Contemporary Sculptural Ceramics, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY    (Barbara Galazzo & Daly Flanagan, curators)
2016      Hot Pots, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY (curator, Judith Schwartz, PhD)
2015      Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong/Laura Neher, 2 person invitational, Gallery Flux, Ashland, VA
2014      Home, Worrell Smith Gallery, Home, inaugural exhibition, 4 person invitational, Westport, CT
2013      Red Door Gallery, by invitation, Richmond VA
2012      Gallery Flux, 3 person invitational, Ashland, VA
2012      Voce di, 4 person invitational. 43-45 Grand St, Soho, NYC
2011      Heat, The Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
2009      The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2009      House Project, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (Curator, Terri Smith)
2009      Soft Serve, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism Gallery, Hartford, CT
2009      The Artists of American Fabrics, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
2008      New Gallery Artists, 4 Artist Invitational, Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH
2008      The Shape of Time/The Nature of Change, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 
2007      Solos Exhibition, 5 Artists, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
2006      New Members’ Show, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2006      Aldrich Undercover, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
2005      Radius Emerging Artists 2005,, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
2004      The Winners Circle, invitational, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
 
 
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
 
2016      The Nude Figure, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA ( jurors, Paul DuSold & Scott Noel)
2016      Tristate of Mind, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY (juror, Leslie Ferrin)
2015      65th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (jurors: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Co-founders of the Suburban and the Poor Farm)
2015      Voices: An Artists Perspective, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, NYC, (jurors: Joan McLoughlin,  McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco and Amanda Uribe, gallery nine, NYC)
2014      Looking at Ourselves: A Survey of Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD (Juror, Adrian Arleo)
2014      A Guild Group Show, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Deana Haggag,Director,                  The Contemporary, Baltimore, MD)
2013      Art In Clay, BWAC, Red Hook Brooklyn Gallery, NYC, (Juror, David McFadden, Exhibitions curator, MAD, NYC)
2013      Stories We Tell, Women's Caucus for Art, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
2010      25th International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of NJ (Juror: Joan Young, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY)
2010      Annual Juried Exhibition, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT (Juror, Steven Assael, Artist)
2010      18th San Angelo National Ceramics Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX (Juror, Sherman Hall, Editor, Ceramics Monthly)
2010      INSIDE/OUT, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan, CT
2010      31st Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ (Juror, Jane Sauer, Owner/Director, Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM)
2009      Craftforms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (Juror, Bruce Pepich, Director, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI)
2009      Glow, Ann Marie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center, Dowell, MD (in association with the Smithsonian Institution)
2009      Elsewhere, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Jurors, Robert and Shana Parke Harrison, Artists)
2008      Craft USA ’08, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Gretchen Keyworth, Director, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA)
2008      59th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, (Juror, Thom Collins, Director, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY)
2008      The Paradox of Water, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (Juror, Mary Sabbatino, VP/ Partner, Galerie Lelong)
2007      Feats of Clay XX, Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Lincoln, CA (Juror, Sherman Hall, Editor, Ceramics Monthly)
2007      Collaborations, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2007      Beaux & Eros II, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA
2006      57th Annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. (Juror, Ben Barzune, Senior Associate, Knoedler & Co. New York, NY)
2006      Fidelity Investments 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
2005      Craft USA ‘05, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (Juror, Gail M. Brown, Independent Curator of Contemporary Craft)
2003      The Big Show, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT (Juror, Adam Weinberg, Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY)
 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
In Our Backyard, exhibitions catalog, page 8 & 68, Clay Art Center, Port Chester,NY, September 2016
Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, January 2016, Tristate of Mind, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
One Cool Thing, CT POST Sunday Magazine, section D3, November 29, 2015
Voices: An Artists Perspective, exhibition catalog, page 6 &14, Unitewomen.org, September 2015
Exposure, Ceramics Monthly, November 2014, Looking at Ourselves: Contemporary Figure, Baltimore
Stories We Tell, Exhibition catalogue, page 17, Women’s Caucus for Art, September 2013
Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong – I Am She, page16-17, The Newtowner Arts and Literary Magazine,    
            Q3 Spring/Summer 2012                   
Five Part All Female Exhibition, page 76-79, Venu Magazine, Laura Einstein,
March/April 2012 CT/NY edition
31st Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center,
exhibition catalogue, January 2010 (photograph)
The Perfect Fit; Shoes Tell Stories, Wendy Tarlow Kaplan, exhibition
catalogue, June 2009
Craftforms 2009, Wayne Art Center, exhibition catalogue, November
2009 (photograph)
The Courage to Create, American Style, Sara Jerome, 2008 Emerging
Craft Artists, August 2008
Intense Artist, Phyllis A.S. Boros, Connecticut Post, July 8, 2007
Sexy Ceramics, Lorraine Gengo, Fairfield Weekly, June 2007
Emerging Artists 2007. Ceramics Monthly, Focus: Emerging Artists, May 2007
The Transformer, Walt Kita, Westport Magazine, June 2006
Silvermine’s “Art of the Northeast”. Nadia Lerner, The Advocate &
Greenwich Time, April 30, 2006
Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong Radius Artist, Richard Klein, exhibition
catalogue, 2005
Spectrum 2005, Douglas K.S. Hyland, comment in exhibition publication, 2005
 
 
WORK EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION
1980                      BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1981-2000           Freelance Fashion Stylist/Editor, New York, NY
1987-1992           Parsons School of Design Continuing Studies, New York, NY
2000-2005           Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT
2009                      Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Dear Isle, ME
2003-present      Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY 
 
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