Education

  • 1993, M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Ceramics
  • 1989, M.A. California State University, Sacramento, Ceramic Sculpture
  • 1983, B.A. California State University, Sacramento, Art

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Museum Exhibitions

  • 2002 Ceramic Sculpture Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA
  • 1997 New Works: Clay Sculpture by Michael Hough, San Bernardino County Museum of Art

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2006 Works in Clay, Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA
  • 2006 Ceramic Sculpture by Michael Hough, Howard County College Art Gallery, Columbia, MD
  • 2006 Sabbatical Works, Cleo Miller Gallery, Bridgewater, VA
  • 2005 Ceramic Sculpture, 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
  • 2005 Sculptural Works, Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA
  • 2005 Ceramic Sculpture, American Craftworks Collection, Annapolis, MD
  • 2004 Large Scale Ceramics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • 2004 Ceramic Sculptures, Fisher Art Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
  • 2002 Parts & Process, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
  • 2002 Large Scale Ceramic Sculpture, Brevard College, Brevard, NC
  • 2001 Ceramic Sculpture, Radford University, Radford, VA
  • 2001 The Whole is Greater than its Parts, Concord College, Athens, WV
  • 2000 Clay Works, Eastern Mennonite University Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
  • 1999 New Ceramic Sculpture, Sycamore House Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
  • 1998 Recent Clay, Sycamore House Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
  • 1998 Michael Hough, An Introduction, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
  • 1997 Father and Son, Auburn ARTS, Auburn, CA
  • 1996 New Works, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 Ceramic Sculpture, Albertson College Art Gallery, Caldwell, ID
  • 1996 Clay Sculpture, Wiseman Gallery, Rouge River Community College, Rouge River, OR
  • 1995 Sculpture and Vessels, Galos Fine Arts, Boise, ID
  • 1995 Parts Assembled, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1995 The First Fifteen Years: A Retrospective, Takami Gallery, TVCC, OR
  • 1994 Objects Out of Context Gallery at Glendeven, Mendocino, CA
  • 1994 New Clay Sculpture, Habatat/Shaw Gallery, Farmington Hills, MI
  • 1993 New Works, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1991 Clay on the Wall, Himovitz and Associates, San Francisco, CA

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Selected Exhibitions: Group Shows, Juried Exhibitions and Invitationals

  • 2009 Ceramics in the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA
  • 2009 Bridgewater Faculty Show, Blue Ridge Community College Art Center Gallery, Weyers Cave, VA
  • 2008 Works by Michael Hough & Gerry Kiefer, The Arts Center, Martinsburg, WV
  • 2008 Artists Who Teach Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
  • 2006 Two Person Exhibition, Mill Stone Gallery, Fincastle, VA
  • 2005 Clay on the Wall: 2005 Clay National, Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX
  • 2004 Humor, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD
  • 2003 Three Clay Sculptors, Nelson Street Gallery, Lexington, VA
  • 2002 Sit In, Ridley Gallery, Rocklin, CA
  • 2002 2nd Annual National Juried Cup Show, Gallery 138, Kent, Ohio
  • 2001 Artistic Images in Clay, Art Museum of the Americas,Washington, DC
  • 2000 Miniatures: 4 x 4, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000 Figuration: The Body in Question, Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2000 Best of the Capital: Art Not Politics, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999 3rd Virginia Clay Conference Showcase, Front Royal, VA
  • 1999 Bridgewater Connection, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
  • 1998 The Crafts Collection 1998 22nd Biennial Exhibition, Bethesda, MD
  • 1998 Traditional Arts Juried Exhibit, Front Royal, VA
  • 1998 Regional Juried Exhibit, Staunton Augusta Arts, Staunton, VA
  • 1998 Select, A Juried Regional Exhibition, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
  • 1997 CSUS 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1997 Breast Art Invitational: Prosthetic Art for the Victims of Breast Cancer, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1996 Clay on the Wall (Juried), Gallery of Art at Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
  • 1995 Terra Firma (Juried), Corbin Art Center, Spokane, WA
  • 1995 Artful UrnZ Invitational, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1995 Art Slate (Juried Biennial), Veterans Memorial Hall, Condon, OR
  • 1995 Clay Concepts, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
  • 1994 Wyss/Hough: A Collaboration, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1994 A Courtyard Collection, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland OR
  • 1993 Farrell Collection Juried MFA Exhibition, Washington DC, Val Cushing, Juror
  • 1993 Habatat/Shaw Gallery Juried MFA Exhibition, Farmington Hills, MI
  • 1992 Raku: National Invitational Exhibition, Kreft Center for the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1991 Auburn Arts 40, Auburn Arts Center, Auburn, CA
  • 1989 Peace On Earth Invitational, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1988 CSUS 40th Anniversary Show, 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1987 No Time For Retrospectives, 750 Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1986 Haggin Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Stockton, CA

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Awards and Honors

  • 2003 First Place, Sculpture, Bath County Art Show, Hot Springs, VA
  • 2002 Bridgewater College Faculty Research Grant
  • 2000 Second Place, Figuration: The Body in Question, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 1999 First Place, 3rd Annual Clay Conference, Front Royal, VA
  • 1998 First Place, Traditional Arts, Front Royal, VA
  • 1995 First Place, Terra Firma, Corbin Art Center
  • 1993 First Place, Purchase Award, Habatat/Shaw Gallery
  • 1993 First Place for Sculpture, Farell Collection MFA Exhibition
  • 1989 CSU Sacramento Purchase Award, University Union Gallery

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Books, Publications, Articles

  • 2009 The Raku Bible, Steve Branfman, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
  • 2004 Beginning Sculpture, Arthur Williams, Davis Publications
  • 1999 Junks Contributes to Art, Jessica Clark, Harrisonburg Daily News-Record
  • 1998 The Ceramic Design Book, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
  • 1996 Stacking Up, Kathleen Alaks, Grants Pass Daily Courier
  • 1991 Raku Pottery, Robert Piepenburg, Pebble Press, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1991 Raku; A Practical Approach, Steve Branfman, Chilton Book Co.
  • 1990 Bringing Clay to Life, Victoria Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee
  • 1989 On the Wing Arts Magazine, Interview, Sacramento, CA

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Teaching and Related Experiences

  • 2004 Guest Curator, Amazing Clay Too, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
  • 2003 Judge, 2003 Juried Show, Nelson Street Gallery, Lexington, VA
  • 2000 Guest Curator, Amazing Clay, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA
  • 2000 Guest Critic, Shenandoah Valley Arts Group, Harrisonburg, VA
  • 1999 Visiting Lecturer, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA
  • 1998 Visiting Lecturer, Beverly Street Studios, Staunton, VA
  • 1997-Present Associate Professor of Art, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
  • 1997-Present Gallery Director, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College. Bridgewater, VA
  • 1994-1997 Art Instructor, Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • 1994-1997 Art Instructor, Snake River Correctional Institution, Ontario, OR
  • 1994-1997 Art Instructor, Treasure Valley Community College, Ontario, OR
  • 1991-1993 Ceramics Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education Program, Providence, RI
  • 1983-1989 Television Production Assistant, KVIE Channel Six, Sacramento, CA
  • 1988-2000 Muralist, Taylor Studios, Sacramento, CA; Independent Projects, Idaho, Rhode Island, Virginia
  • 1985-1986 Director of the Witt Gallery, CSU Sacramento, CA

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