2017-2020 MFA: Ceramics, Ohio University - Athens, OH
2015-2017 Post Baccalaureate Study, University of Alaska Anchorage - Anchorage, AK
2009-2014 BFA: Ceramics concentration, Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA
2017 Abstractions – The Humanities Forum, Anchorage, AK
2016 Reign of Fables – Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2014 Bestial Mirrors – Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma, WA
2018 Arrowmont Figurative Symposium: Student Show - Gatlinburg, TN
(Juror: Beth Cavener)
2018 NCECA Student Juried Show - Pittsburg, PA
2017 Majestic National Juried Show - Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH
2017 Juried Student Body Show - Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2016 No Big Heads – Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
(Juror: Asia Freeman)
2016 Student Juried Show – Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2015 No Big Heads – Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
(Juror: Kiel Johnson)
2017 Ohio University Graduate Showcase - Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
2017 Ceramics Invitational – Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2016 Decomposition –International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
2016 2D/3D Invitational – Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2016 Ceramics Invitational - Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2015 Tacoma Links Art Show – Tacoma, WA
2015 Featured Artist at Bloomingheart Festival – Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
2014 Art is This – Pacific Lutheran University Senior Exhibition, Tacoma, WA
2017 Best in Show: Majestic National Juried Show, Nelsonville, OH
2017 Best in Show: Juried Student Body Show, University of Alaska, AK
2016 Juror’s Choice: No Big Heads, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2016 Juror’s Choice: Student Juried Show, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
2015 Best in Show/Solo Show: No Big Heads Juried Exhibition, University of Anchorage Alaska, AK
2015 Runner up for Best in Show: Tacoma Links Art Show, Tacoma, WA
2015 Member of Pacific Lutheran University’s School of Arts and Communication Alumni Panel
2015 The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation of Art Award Nominee
2014 Second Place: Pacific Lutheran University Senior Exhibition
Community Service/Professional Experience
2016 Manager of Ceramics Program: Anchorage Community Works, Anchorage, AK
2014 Volunteer Ceramic Studio Technician: Manitou Community Center, Tacoma, WA
2012-14 Ceramics Teachers’ Assistant: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
2017 Anniversary Shirt, Poster, and Sign Design: Spenard Roadhouse/Snowglobe, Anchorage, AK
2017 Silkscreen Poster and Shirt Design: Trapper Creek Bluegrass Festival, Anchorage, AK
2016 Silkscreen Shirt Design: The Super Saturated Sugar Strings, Anchorage, AK
2016 Silkscreen Shirt Design: The Shoot Dangs, Anchorage, AK
2016 Silkscreen Shirt Design: UAA Claybody Club, Anchorage, AK
2015 Silkscreen Shirt Design: Ex-Gods, Tacoma, WA
2015 Silkscreen Shirt Design: Tsunami Tattoo, Tacoma, WA
2015 Ceramic Sculpture: Lesli Cummings, Tacoma, WA
2015 Book Cover Design: “William and the Under Lords”, Duvall, WA
2015 Cover Design: Saxifrage at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
2015 Ceramic Sculpture: The Valley, Tacoma, WA
2015 Silkscreen Shirt Design: Eleven Eleven, Tacoma, WA
2014 Ceramic Sculpture: David Wach, Tacoma, WA
2014 Ceramic Sculpture: Eleven Eleven, Tacoma, WA
2014 Ceramic Sculpture: Bleu Salon, Yakima, WA
2014 Silkscreen Shirt Design: The Cottonwood Cutups, Tacoma, WA
2014 Silkscreen Design: Golden Tree Hostel, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA
2014 Silkscreen Shirt Design: Sweetheart Guitars, Tacoma, WA
Forming: Comprehension and knowledge of advanced building methods, including solid form, coil, slab, and pinch, as well as both additive and subtractive sculpting methods. Experience with the potters’ wheel and thrown forms. Experience with low and high fire clay bodies.
Firing: Experience firing gas, electric, wood, and raku kilns.
Finishing Methods: Underglazes, Mason Stains, Glazes (low, mid, and high fire), Wax Resist, Decals, Luster, China Paint. Experience with multi-media and the ceramic form, including oil, acrylic, and spray paints, resin, epoxy, wood putty, metal, wood, feathers, and rock. Experience with wall pieces, installation, and hanging mechanisms. Experience with sanding, grinders, and Dremel tools.
Advanced knowledge of wood types and application. Advanced knowledge of table, jig, and angle saws. Advanced knowledge of varnish, lacquers, stains, and finishes.
Advanced life drawing skills, composition, and study in charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink, acrylic, oil paint, and watercolor.
Silkscreen: Comprehension and knowledge of silkscreen printing methods, using both single and multiple screen presses, ink mixing and layering, design, transparency making, printing on various surfaces such as canvas, cloth, wood, ceramics, and glass.
Relief: Advanced knowledge and comprehension of cutting and printing methods in various types of wood on both large and small scales. Advanced knowledge of reduction printing and relief inks. Experience printing with various sized presses and steam roller.
Etching: Basic knowledge of etching chemicals, composites, and mark making.
Lithography: Intermediate knowledge of design, wax mark making, and stone printing. Understanding of process and usage of printing chemicals.
Ammon Swenson, “Where Fables Reign”, Anchorage Press, Cover Story, 1-7 September 2016, Vol. 24, Ed. 34
David R. Davidson, “Kellë McLaughlin Makes Use of Totem Animals as Means of Portraiture”, Tacoma Weekly, Arts & Entertainment, 22 December 2014
Rosemary Ponnekanti, “McLaughlin Prints, Sculpts the Fine Line Between Humans and Their Inner Animals”, The News Tribune, Arts and Culture, 10 December 2014
Alec Clayton, “Visual Edge: Kellë McLaughlin at Fulcrum Gallery”, The Volcano Weekly, Stage & Visual Reviews, 8 December 2014
Kevin Knodell, “Civil vs. Savage Nature”(cover story), The Weekly Volcano, Art Features, 25 November 2014
Dave R. Davidson “PLU Seniors Exhibition Highlights Strengths of Ceramics and Printmaking Departments”, Tacoma Weekly, City Life, 30 April 2014
Katelynn Padron, The Mooring Mast “From Painting to Pottery: An Art Student’s Journey”, March 21, 2013