JoAnn Schnabel
Professor of Art

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, JoAnn Schnabel earned a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, and an MFA from Louisiana State University. 

She had been an assistant to the Director at Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME (1986-87) and an Artist in Residence at Penland School of Craft, Ashville NC (1987-88). Professor Schnabel has also been a Resident Artist at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and a Visiting Artist at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. She taught at Tulane University, New Orleans LA, as a Visiting Assistant Professor (1989-90) before joining the UNI faculty in 1990.

Professor Schnabel's ceramic sculpture has been shown at museums and galleries throughout the United States, among them The Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston; The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach FL; and Lewis & Clark College in Portland OR, which was held in conjunction with the 2006 Annual Conference of the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts. Her work was also exhibited at the World Ceramic Exposition in Kyunggido, South Korea.

In 2010, she was an artist-in-residence at the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary. She also recently completed two public art commissions, for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (2008), and ther University of Northern Iowa (2009). Among her most recent achievements are exhibitions at Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM (2007); Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA (2008); James Patrick Gallery, Wiscassette ME (2008); Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China (2009); Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids IA (2010); and 18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX (2011).

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A selection of ceramic works by JoAnn Schnabel