Cecelia Thorner
520-572-9145
1 3 4 5 7 N. HERITAGE GATEWAY
MARANA, AZ. 85653

Artists Statement
Having grown up in New Mexico, I find myself inspired by that harsh, yet tranquil landscape-and those elements that somehow not only survive, but also thrive in that harshness. I feel drawn to interpreting that quiet tranquility from my found materials-exploring how these can be used to bring a sense of honor and joy to the gifts of nature. My sculptures are not preconceived, but evolve almost of their own accord. It is during the art making process that the meanings of the pieces are revealed to me…. they are primitive, yet current to modern times… ceremonial, and serene.

Education
        BA University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Art Classes
        College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
        Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
        Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
        Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

Solo Exhibitions
2000 Re-Membering, Performance Art, Sausalito, CA
1999 Unfolding, Gallery Oboy, San Francisco, CA
1998 Macy's Window Display, Art Rage Us Exhibit, Macys, San Francisco, CA
1997 Warrior Woman, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA
         Warrior Woman, A New Leaf Gallery, Larkspur, CA
         Professional Artists Grants Exhibit, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1996 Warrior Woman, Glenn Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
1995 Warrior Woman, Atrium Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

Honors and Awards
1997 Best of Class, Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, San Rafael, CA
1996 Individual Artists Grant/Crafts, Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, CA
         Best of Class, Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, San Rafael, CA
1995 Best of Class, Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, San Rafael, CA
         Second Place, Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, San Rafael, CA
         Third Place, Napa County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Napa, CA
1994 Honorable Mention, Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, San Rafael. CA
         Honorable Mention, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1992 Honorable Mention, Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, San Rafael, CA


Selected Group Exhibits
2003 Fiber and Feminism-slide lecture-Fiber Art Center, Amherst, Mass
2002 S-MOVA Contemporary Art Auction, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA
          Intersections, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
          Plastic Fantastic, 1078 Gallery, Chico State University, Chico, CA
          Open Crafts and Sculpture Show, Marin Society of Artists, Kentfield, CA (Juror- Rene di Rosa)
2001 Transforming Trash, Turtle Bay Museum, Redding, CA
2001 Common Threads, Glenn Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
2000 Millennium Exhibit, Atrium Gallery, Greenbrae, CA
1999 Fiber, Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA
1999 Fiber Art, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
1998 Shrines, Icons and Mystical Places, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
1997 Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael, CA
         Art For a Lifetime, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
         Craft and Sculpture Exhibit, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
1996 Fiber Dimensions, Town Center, Corte Madera, CA
         Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael, CA
         Expression of the Vessel, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1995 Fibrations, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
         Napa County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Napa County Fairgrounds, Napa, CA
         Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael, CA
1994 Fiber Dimensions Exhibit, Town Center Mall, Corte Madera, CA
         Marin Art Scene Invitational, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
         Earth Works, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
         African Inspired, Danville Fine Arts, Danville, CA
         27th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
1993 Art Fashion Show and Exhibit, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA
         26th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery Hayward, CA
         People and Fashion Project, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
         Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael, CA
          25th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA
1992 Craft and Sculpture Exhibit, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA
         Marin County Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael, CA

ART.RAGE.US. Tour
A Collection of Art and Writing by Women Living with Breast Cancer
2002 ART.RAGE.US, Newcomb College Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
ART.RAGE.US, Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
2000 ART.RAGE.US, Hong Kong.
1999 ART.RAGE.US, Los Angeles City Library, Los Angeles, CA
1998 ART.RAGE.US, Jewett Gallery, San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco, CA


Healing Legacies Tour
A Collection of Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer
1996 Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada
Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Roundhouse Gallery, State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Cecil R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, Saint Louis, MO.
1993 U.S. House of Representatives, Washington D.C.

Publications
2001 Art Week, review Transforming Trash, June 2001, pps.14-15, by Sandy Thompson
2001 Fiberarts, review solo exhibit Unfolding, by Nancy Ziegler Nodelman, Jan/Feb 2000, pps.58-59. 1998
Creative Healing, by Michael Samuels and Mary Lane, pps.156-160.
Art.Rage.Us, Art and Writing by Women with Breast Cancer, Chronicle Books
1995 Artists Dialogue, Marin Arts Council Publication, "A Place I Have Never Been
Before" by Cecelia Thorner
1994 Women's Art Journal, Healing Legacies critique by Julie Springer,
National Gallery of Art