photograph by Bill Wright
Biography
Michael Boroniec (b. 1983) is a sculptor and designer who resides and creates in Berkshire County, Ma. Graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006, Boroniec has shown in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States in both group and solo exhibitions. Intrigued by creating art at a young age, Boroniec took to ceramics as a means of communication expressing that earth is of the oldest material known to humankind. His sculptures link the historical implications of clay with contemporary Fine Art.   

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MICHAEL BORONIEC
b. 1983, Berkshire County, MA

EDUCATION

2006      BFA – Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Artist in Residence, Gumps, San Francisco, CA
2017    SOFA Chicago, (Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY)
            Michael Boroniec; Spatial Spirals, NY Ceramics & Glass Fair, New York, NY
2016    Michael Boroniec; Spatial Spirals, NY Ceramics & Glass Fair, New York, NY
2015    Berkshire Now; Michael Boroniec, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire County, MA
            May Bouquet, Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
2014    Spatial Spirals, Lauren Clark Fine Art, Great Barrington, MA
2013    Slip Slab Coil Pinch Press Throw, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
            De Barro, Mary Child Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2010    Crude Awakening, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA
            The Things They Left Behind, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    1st Dibs, Market & Design - Hamptons Edition
2019     Pentimenti Gallery, Form over Function, Philadelphia, PA
             Fire and Water, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY 
             Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019, South Korea
             Small Sculptures: Big Impact, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
2018    Autumnal Group Exhibition, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
             SOFA Chicago, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
            Summer Session No.25, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2017    Art Miami, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
            Stroke of Genius, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
             Luminance, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY
2016    Extended Consciousness, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY
2013    Covet; Art + Object, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA
2010    ReObjectification; Art and Object, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA
2009    TEAPOT; Interpretations, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA
            RISD New England Alumni Biennial, Arsenal Center, Watertown, MA
            Perfect Fit; Shows Tell Stories, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
            Nicolyasen Museum of Art and Discovery, Casper, WY
             Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
             Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID
2008    Small Works, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA
            Studio Pottery Invitational, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA
            Fresh, Ferrin Contemporary, Pittsfield, MA
            Pittsfield Contemporary, Lichtenstein Art Center, Pittsfield, MA
2007    RISD ROUTES Biennial, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2006    Woods, Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
2005    RISD Triennial, Providence, RI

Awards and Honors
2019      Honorable Mention, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2019, South Korea 
2018      SoFA Chicago, Selects, Mitchell Channon Design, Chicago, IL.  
2018      Honorable Mention, Berkshire Museum, Art of the Hills, Pittsfield, MA.

Collections
Kamm Teapot Foundation

Bibliography and Publications 

Martha Schwendener, "Lasting Beauty, Even in Shards," New York Times 
Elenor Wilson, KilnFolk, Take Magazine 
Agata Toromanoff, "Impossible Design"
Charles Bonenti, "TIME OUT: With Gulf Spill Artist Michael Boroniec," Berkshire Eagle  
Jenn Smith, "Potter Honors Pal via Art," Berkshire Eagle 
Ceramics Now, "Michael Boroniec" 

Portraits; Michael Boroniec directed and produced by Mark Cantin and Cat Burt

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