NOVIE TRUMP

"My work is a visual exploration of the resilient fragility of nature. It is about time, birth, death, observation, beauty and loss. I work with clay, glass. found objects, sound and light to create site-specific installations and smaller object based work.  My current installation series examines the impact that human development has had on the natural world, exploring themes of lost habitat, damaged environments and disappearing animal populations.

In other works, I draw on my training as a classical archaeologist to create modern reliquaries from clay, glass, metal and found objects, crafting intimate narratives that explore the cycles of life in nature.” -Novie Trump

 

Novie Trump is an Arizona based sculptor and installation artist working in ceramic, mixed media and sound. Formally trained in classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina, her work has been selected for juried and invitational exhibitions in the US and Europe and has been featured in numerous publications. Winner of the Fairfax Strauss Fellowship, she has been awarded numerous grants and commissions for public art works, most notably at the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC. In 2013, Novie Trump was selected as a Fulbright Candidate by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. Formerly the Executive Director of Lee Arts Center in Arlington, VA, Novie Trump currently curates exhibitions and juries for arts organizations throughout the US. Trump has served on the boards of several arts organizations and is also an educator who teaches workshops in ceramics and professional development.

Novie Trump is the founder and director of Flux Studios, a contemporary arts space in Mt. Rainier, MD. She has recently relocated to Jerome, AZ where she is currently founding a new studio and gallery.

 

CV

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2015 

  • Hillyer Arts Space, Washington DC

2013

  • Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac WI
  • Ward Ellinger Gallery, Dewey Beach DE

2010

  • Scope Gallery, National Harbor, MD

2009

  • Mclean Project for the Arts, Mclean VA
  • Lee Arts Center, Arlington VA
  • Rosewood Gallery, Kettering OH
  • NIH Gallery, Bethesda MD

2008

  • Ceramic Archives, Aberystwyth, Wales
  • Carroll County Arts Council, Westminster MD
  • Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales
  • Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro VA
  • The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Centre, Frederick MD

2007 

  • Glenview Mansion, Rockville MD 

2006

  • NIH Gallery, Bethesda MD

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

  • DMV Dirt, Longview Gallery, Washington DC

2013

  • Balance, Peveto Gallery, Two Person Show, Houston TX
  •  International Glass and Clay 2013, Invitational, Edison Gallery, Washington DC
  • Duets, Invitational, Clay Art Center, Port Chester NY
  • Neimann Marcus, Featured Artist, Washington DC

2012

  • Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Takoma Park MD
  • Bibliophile, Invitational, Tuttle Gallery, Baltimore MD
  • Figure It Out, Invitational, Clay Art Center, Port Chestee NY
  • Creature Comforts, Invitational, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA
  • From the Wall: Stories Emerge, Ainslie Center, Alexandria, VA

2011

  • Hidden Worlds, Two Person Show, GRACE, Reston VA
  • Imagine Gallery, Suffolk UK
  • Mickerloo Gallery, Chester UK

2010

  • G40, Art Whino Invitational, Crystal City VA
  • Textural Tracings, Bryan Gallery, Conway SC

2009

  • Scene Gallery, National Harbor MD
  • More Than Skin Deep, Baltimore Clayworks Invitational, Baltimore MD
  • Reform, The Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA
  • Flora, United States Botanic Garden, Washington DC
  • Sculpted Time, VisArts Center, Rockville MD
  • Studio Gallery, Washington DC

2008

  • All Fired Up! , Maxwell Fine Arts, Westchester NY
  • All Fired Up! , Paramount Arts Center, Westchester NY
  • Transformations: 6 x 6, The Clay Art Center, Port Chester NY
  • Symbiosis, Baltimore Clayworks Invitational, Baltimore MD
  • Natural Selection, Smith Farm Gallery, Washington DC
  • Coincide: Flux and Friends, Artomatic Invitational, Washington DC
  • Arlington Cwmbran, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales

2007

  • Creative Crafts Council, Strathmore, Rockville MD
  • Serving the US: Master Kiln Builders Invitational, NCECA, Louisville KY
  • Sculpture Now, Washington Sculptors Group, Washington DC

2006

  • Small Works, Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts, Washington DC

2005

  • Good Bird/ Bad Bird Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland OR
  • Voices and Visions  NIH Gallery, Bethesda MD  

1989

  • Mint Museum, Charlotte NC 

 

Selected Awards, Honors and Commissions

2014

  • Fulbright Cadidate

2009

  • Strauss Fellowship, Fairfax, VA

2008

  • Creative Communities Fund Public Art Grant

2007

  • Commission, Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo NY


Public Art Commissions

2012

  • Illuminated Hives Installation, Farmers, Fishers, Bakers Georgetown, DC,
  • Mural, Friends Community School, MD

2011

  • Tiles, Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

2008

  • Large Outdoor Sculpture in Public Park, Creative Communities Fund Public Art Grant

2007

  • Interactive Ceramic Mural, Childrens Inn, NIH, Bethesda MD

  

Residencies

2012

  • Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts, Newcastle, ME

2010

  • Chester, England

2008

  • Fireworks Studios, Cardiff Wales

2002-2005

  • Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville MD

 

Selected Press

  • Mark Jenkins,Lorton Workhouse Arts Creature Comforts’”, The Washington Post, May 17, 2012
  • Colby Hartburg, Interview Documentary, Verizon FIOS, Washington DC, 2010
  • Kevin Mallema, Woven Meaning, Falls Church News-Press, September 23, 2009
  • Ovetta Wiggins, The State of the Arts District, The Washington Post, September 23, 2009
  • Tina Coplan, Art Studio- An Artists Enclave, Home and Design Magazine, May/June 2009
  • Pamela Dillon, Visions from Fire and Earth, Dayton Daily News, January 11, 2009
  • Jim Handly, Interview, NBC News, WRC-TV, Washington, DC, April 2008
  • Lauren La Rocca, Touchstones: Earth and Bone Frederick News, May 8, 2008
  • Interview, Metro National Newspaper, United Kingdom
  • 500 Tiles, Lark Books, 2007
  • 500 Animals, Lark Books, 2006

 

Education

  • 1995 BA Classical Archaeology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

 

Professional Affiliations

2010-Present  

  • James Renwick Alliance, Board Member, Distinguished Artist Series Chair

2006-2010     

  • Washington Sculptors Group, Board Member, Outreach Chair

2005-2007  

  • Ceramic Guild, Programs Chair

 

Juror and Panelist

2013

  • Winterpark Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park FL
  • Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Judge, Contemporary Art Awards
  • Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Juror, International Ceramics Exhibition
  • International Artist Residencies, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Panelist

2012

  • Scope Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Juror

2011

  • Torpedo Factory Solo Exhibitions, Juror

2010

  • Fairfax County Scholastic Art Competition, Juror

2008

  • Fairfax County Arts Council Grants Panel, Juror
  • Glenview Mansion Gallery Solo Exhibitions, Juror

2007

  • Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Juror
  • Fairfax County Arts Council Grants Panel, Juror
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Visual Arts Fellowships, Juror

  

Curator

2013

  • International Glass and Clay, Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington DC

2012

  • IN FLUX, Handmade in America Gallery, Asheville NC

2011

  • Ceramic Sutra, Baltimore Clayworks, MD

2008

  • Coincide, Artomatic Invitational, Washington DC
  • Arlington Cwmbran, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre, Wales

2007

  • The Narrative Figure, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington VA

2006-2009

  • Spectrum, Arlington VA

2004-2009

  • Lee Arts Center, Arlington VA

  

Employment 

Owner

  • 2014-Present Flux Gallery, Jerome, AZ

Founder and Director

  • 2007-Present Flux Studios, Mt. Rainier MD

Director

  • 2004-2009 Lee Arts Center, Arlington VA

Artist In Residence

2001-2004

  • Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, Rockville MD

Owner

1996-2001

  • Lark Custom Framing, Chapel Hill NC