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RECENT WORK


2018        Of Light and Universe                                                                                                        PrattMWP Gallery
                  mini sculpture                                                                                                                     
 Utica, NY

2017        Touch Table for Special Exhibition                                                                               The Dalí Museum
                  interactive touch table                                                                                                       
St Petersburg, FL


2016        Domestic Sacraments                                                                                                         Miller Performing Arts Center
                  dance |    Co-created with Danielle Heyder                                                                 
Alfred, NY

                 
Untitled                                                                                                                                     Miller Performing Arts Center
                  sculptural performance |  Co-performed with Danielle Heyder                       
Alfred, NY

                  
LUXUS                                                                                                                                        Corning, NY
                  site-specific neon art installation


                 
Periphery: A BFA Thesis Exhibition                                                                                New York State College of Ceramics
                  Curated with Aaron Soule and Victoria Kue                                                              
Alfred, NY


                 
Student Exhibition                                                                                                                Robert C. Turner Gallery         

                  neon sculpture                                                                                                                       Alfred, NY

2015        Sleepwalking Daydreams                                                                                                  Miller Performing Arts Center
                  dance                                                                                                                                         
Alfred, NY


                 
Composition and Improvisations                                                                                  Miller Performing Arts Center
                  dance                                                                                                                                         
Alfred, NY
           
                 
Puppet Workshop Event                                                                                                    Hornell Community Arts Center
                  interactive workshop | co-created with Sophia Eichholz                                     
Hornell, NY
            
                 
The Trees Speak                                                                                                                      Alfred, NY
                 site-specific sculptural performance
            
                 
Who Let the Dogs Out                                                                                                           Miller Performing Arts Center
                 dance | co-choreographed/ co-performed with Danielle Heyder                     
Alfred, NY

               
Guacamole                                                                                                                                 Miller Performing Arts Center
                dance | co-choreographed/ co-performed Danielle Heyder, Carla Belen       
Alfred, NY
           
               
Student Exhibition                                                                                                                  Robert C. Turner Gallery
                neon sculpture                                                                                                                         
Alfred, NY
            
               
The NEON Festival: Dawn of the NEON                                                                          Chrysler Museum
                neon sculpture                                                                                                                         
Norfolk, VA
            
               
Please Touch! Sculptural Exhibition                                                                               Monmouth Museum
                sculpture | co-created with Erik Nilson                                                                         
Monmouth, NJ

2014     Child’s Play                                                                                                                                  Alfred, NY
               site-specific performance | co-performed with Danielle Heyder


WORKSHOPS/ MASTER CLASSES

2014 - 2016    Jordan Fuchs | Ann Carlson | Kyle Abraham/Abraham in Motion | Tiffany Mills Dance Company | Kristi Spessard 

                            Briget L. Moore


PERFORMANCES

2019        Daily Group Actions: Journeys of Presence and Absence through the Prague Exhibition Grounds

                  Choreographers: Jordan Fuchs and kNOwBOX Dance                                                                                           
                 Prague Exhibition Grounds |  Prague, CZ


2016        Untitled 

                 Choreographer: Kira Oglesby

                 Miller Performing Arts Center | Alfred, NY


                 
A Happening

                 Choreographer: Danielle Heyder

                 Harder Hall  |  Alfred, NY

2015        Stations

                  Choreographer: Jordan Fuchs
                  Miller Performing Arts Center | Alfred, NY
        
                 
Site specific sculptural performance

                  Choreographer: Kira Oglesby
                  Alfred, NY

                 
Puppet Show | Collaboration with Hornell Art Walk patrons
                 Hornell Art Center | Hornell, NY
            
                 
Guacamole | Contemporary dance 

                 Choreographers: Carla Belen, Danielle Heyder, Kira Oglesby
                 Miller Performing Arts Center | Alfred, NY
            
               
Contemporary dance

                Choreographers: Danielle Heyder and Kira Oglesby    
                Miller Performing Arts Center | Alfred, NY
       
               
Site-specific sculptural performance

                Choreographer: Danielle Heyder
                Franklin W. Olin Science Center  | Alfred, NY    

2014      Site specific performance

                Choreographer: Sean Corbin
                Elk’s Lodge | Hornell, NY
           
               
Site specific performance

                Choreographer: Kira Oglesby
                Alfred, NY
            
               
Composition solo

               Choreographer: Kira Oglesby
               Miller Performing Arts Center | Alfred, NY        


RECENT EXPERIENCE


Shop Manager      |   Privet Lives                                      

New Preston, CT
August 2018 - Present
Managing all aspects of a small pop-up shop, opening with a new “shop” (brand, designer artisan) every 6-8 weeks, including P.R., visual merchandising, sales, inventory, customer service, shop opening and closing procedures.

Figure Model for Film Photographer   |    Blue Star Gallery                                         

Falls Village, CT
August 2018 - Present    
Holding poses for extended periods of time, posing with other figure models, using small movements to generate compositions for poses.

Pre College Instructor   |   Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute (MWPAI)                                        

Utica, NY
July 2018 - August 2018
Taught prospective art students how to create a successful art portfolio for college, met with students individually to critique portfolios, led group exercises in related areas.

Arts Instructor   |   Kirkland Art Center                                   

Clinton, NY
January 2018 - July 2018
Taught students of all ages and levels of experience ceramic basics like throwing on the wheel, slab construction, coiling. Worked with students individually and in groups of 2-6. Responsible for trimming and firing all student work. Led workshops for children (making puppets, generating stories, ceramics fundamentals)

Retail Operations Associate   |   MWPAI                   

Utica, NY
January 2018 - July 2018
Completed sales reports and deposits for Campus Store, managed visual merchandising of Campus Store and Museum Shop, provided premier customer service to customers, researched art materials.    

Store and Admissions Associate   |   The Dalí Museum                          

St Petersburg, FL
October 2016 - October 2017
Provided interpersonal customer service for Museum guests (even those who did not speak English), sold Admission tickets and store merchandise, completed nightly sales reports and deposits.

Audio Tour Coordinator (ATC)   |   The Dalí Museum                          

St Petersburg, FL
January 2017 - July 2017
Supervised Museum Volunteers to establish best practices when engaging with Museum guests, managed inventory of Audio Tour devices, fixed bugged Audio Tour devices.

Museum Management Intern   |   The Dalí Museum                          

St Petersburg, FL
January 2017 - May 2017
Fabricated touch table for special exhibit, created a program for docents to learn and apply how to use appropriate technology on guided tours of the Museum, crafted document that educates all museum volunteers on special exhibits

President of Painting Club   |   Alfred University                                 

Alfred, NY
January 2016 - May 2016
Led monthly meetings for club, organized painting related events with guest speakers, moderated discussions, enlisted new members.

Teaching Assistant in Neon   |   Alfred University                                           

Alfred, NY
August 2015 - May 2016
Assisted students in best practices and techniques for using neon, processing student’s neon (adding electrodes, bombarding and filling), critiquing student work, maintaining neon shop.

Gallery Intern   |   Cohen Gallery                                     

Alfred, NY
August 2015 - May 2016
Maintained gallery during open hours, created master list of standard procedures for gallery, installed and deinstalled gallery shows, assisted in art handling and preparator responsibilities.

Camp Counselor   |   Practically Pikasso                              

St Petersburg, FL
June 2015 - August 2015
Planned weekly themed art activities for campers, held mini art lectures to educate children of design fundamentals, applied to a related activity in different mediums (painting, clay, sculpture, soft sculpture, drawing).

Studio Intern   |   Zen Glass                                      

St Petersburg, FL
May 2013 - August 2013
Managed studio gallery, assisted in beginner glass classes, maintained studio, learned glass blowing (furnace work and flame working with borosilicate glass).

Studio Intern   |   Charlie Parker Pottery                              

St Petersburg, FL
January 2010 - August 2012
Assisted in beginner pottery classes, trimmed, glazed and fired student work, studied pottery and best practices, fired gas kilns.


EDUCATION

2016            Alfred University, Alfred, NY, B.F.A.
                      Major in Fine Art, Minor in Dance and Art History
                      Magnum Cum Laude

About Kira Oglesby

Primarily working in sculpture, Kira Oglesby graduated with a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2016 and has since continued to work in a variety of media. Outside of her artistic practice, Oglesby was an intern at The Dalí Museum, taught classes at the Kirkland Arts Center and Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, and most recently performed at the Prague Quadrennial.

Kira Oglesby

kira@kiraoglesby.com

​@unearththedog