Yih-Wen Kuo, M.F.A.

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Title: Professor 
Department: Ceramics
Office Location: Art Building, Room 107D
Office Phone: 815-753-4702
Office Fax: 815-753-7701
Email: ykuo@niu.edu 

Educational Background

  • M.F.A., Southern Illinois University
  • B.Ed., National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan


  • Ceramics

Current Research

  • Hand-building
  • Wheel-throwing ceramics

Courses Taught

  • ARTS 341:Beginning Ceramics
  • ARTS 346: Intermediate Ceramics
  • ARTS 446: Advanced Ceramics
  • ARTS 641: Graduate Ceramics I
  • ARTS 741: Graduate Ceramics II

Selected Exhibitions

  • "Small Treasures", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
  • "Small Favors XI", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • "50 Shades of Clay", New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana

Selected Collections

  • Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Museum of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Everson Museum of Arts, Syracuse, New York, New York
  • Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri
  • Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin

Selected Awards and Residencies

  • Illinois Arts Council Individual Artists Fellowship Award
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship
  • NCECA at Taipei International Ceramics Symposium, Yingge, Taiwan
  • Bechyne International Ceramics Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Panevezys International Ceramics Symposium, Panevezys, Lithuania
  • Walbrzych International Ceramics Symposium, Walbrzych, Poland

Selected Works

E.H. series