Kyle Houser Biography
Kyle Houser’s ceramic work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals throughout the United States, from Florida State University Museum’s International to Kent State’s National Cup Show. Most recently, Kyle was one of only 14 Americans selected to exhibit in The International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics in Varazdin, Croatia where his piece is now a part of the permanent collection of the Croatian Ceramics Association. He has also participated in residencies focusing on community-based ceramic studios as well as those focusing on his own personal work. He has been featured in solo and group gallery exhibitions as well as numerous juried festivals where he was the recipient of awards of excellence, awards of merit, purchase awards and juror selection awards. Currently, Mr. Houser splits his studio time between creating electric kiln fired sculptural works and wood fired utilitarian pottery.
In addition to his ceramic work, Kyle has been highly involved with art education. Prior to attending graduate school, he taught Fine Art and Graphics at the secondary level for nine years. Most recently Mr. Houser has been working as an assistant professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and also serves as the Director for the art department’s Kipp Gallery. While teaching at I.U.P., Mr. Houser developed new art history curriculum based on a current understanding of art, as well as worked collaboratively to create and structure interdisciplinary arts classes.
Kyle Houser received a Bachelor of Science degree in studio art from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Art degree specializing in ceramics with a minor in drawing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. At this time, Kyle resides in Indiana, Pennsylvania.