Michael Rice 

009 Widcombe House 1, Motor City, Dubai UAE

 

Date of Birth

14th of January 1972

 

Nationality

British/Irish, Dual citizenship

 

Employment History

Aug 2014 – Present, Associate Professor of Studio Art/Sculpture, AUD

Feb 2014 – Present, Sculpture Workshop leader, Sharjah Art Foundation

Sept 2013 – Aug 2014, Art Teacher, Repton School Dubai

Sep 2010 – Present, Sculpture/Ceramics Tutor, DIAC

Sep 2010 – Jan 2013, Sculpture/Ceramics Tutor, DUCTAC

Sept 2010 – 2013, Art Teacher, Greenfield Community School Dubai

Aug 2004 – June 2010: Part Time lecturer, East Down Institute, Co. Down

Aug 2004 – June 2010: Part Time lecturer, Down Community Arts, Downpatrick

Sept 2004 – June 2010: Part Time lecturer, Down Arts Centre

Nov 2003 -- June 2010: Self employed Studio Potter/Artist, Newcastle Co. Down

Dec2006 – Sept 2008: Artist in Residence, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick

Oct 2006 - Dec 2006: Residency in National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan

Aug 2004 – Sept 2006: Part Time lecturer, Newry Institute, Co. Down

Jan 2000 -- June 2001: Studio Assistant, Charter Studio London

Jan 1999 – Dec 1999: Studio Assistant, Bush Wa Zee Ceramics Sydney

July 1997 -- Oct 1998: Working in several studios in Hong Kong

 

Qualifications

MA Multidisciplinary Design

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Arts

BA Hons Fine Craft Design (Ceramics) 2:1

Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art and Design

 

Education

University of Ulster at Belfast   - Sept 2009 - Jan 2010

University of Ulster at Coleraine – Sept 2008 – May 2009  

University of Ulster at Belfast   - Sept 2001 - June 2003

University of Ulster at Belfast   - Sept 1994 - June 1997

Belfast institute - Sept 1993 - June 1994

 

International Baccalaureate

IB Diploma Visual Arts level 2, Dubai April 2014

IB MYP Visual Arts level 1, Berlin March 2013

IB Diploma Visual Art level 1, Dubai 2011

IB PYP Level 1, Dubai 2010

 

Selected Exhibitions

Tom Caldwell Gallery Belfast, Summer Show 2004

Tom Caldwell Gallery Belfast, Summer Show 2005

The Market Place Arts Centre Armagh Aug – Sept 2005

The Down Arts Centre Downpatrick Nov 2006 – Jan 2006

Triennial Ceramic Show Karachi Pakistan Nov 2006

NCA Gallery Lahore Pakistan Dec 2006

Ejaz Gallery Lahore Pakistan March 2007

Spacecraft Gallery ‘Making It’ show Oct 2007

NCA Gallery Lahore Pakistan March 2008

The Down Arts Centre Downpatrick Sept – Nov 2008

Spacecraft gallery ‘Making It’ show Oct 2008

Tom Caldwell Gallery Belfast, Summer Show 2009

James Wray Gallery Belfast, Important Irish Paintings and Sculpture Nov 2009

MA Show University of Ulster, Belfast Jan 2010

Craft NI Gallery Belfast, March/April 2010

Spacecraft Gallery Belfast, May 2010

Dubai International Art Centre, Jan 2011

Art Dubai, Design Days, Sikka - Dubai March 2012

AUD, Earth Transformed, Dubai Feb 2014

DIAC, New forms, Dubai, April 2014

Pullman Hotel, Dubai Artist in Residence May/June 2014

Jamjar Gallery, Dubai Sept 2014

Bait Muzna Gallery Muscat, Oman, Dec/Jan 2015

 

International Residency

NCA Lahore Pakistan, Sept- Dec 2006

Down Arts Centre Downpatrick Ireland, Dec 2006 – Sept 2008

Pullman Hotel Dubai, May 2014

University of Colombo, Colombo Sri Lanka, June 2014

 

Press

Featured in House and Home Magazine June 2004

Featured in the Irish Arts Review Magazine 25th Anniversary Edition August 2005

Major Feature in Ceramic Review Magazine February 2005

Interviewed on the Radio Ulster Arts Extra Programme March 2005

Major feature in Belfast Telegraph March 2005

Ceramic Review Gallery March 2007

Guest Speaker Triennial Ceramic Show Karachi Pakistan Nov 2006

Interviewed on the Radio Ulster Arts Saturday show Oct 2007

Ceramic Review Feature May 2008

Arts Council NI 2009 calendar

Craft NI Making It Promo 2009

Ceramic Review Gallery March 2010

Ceramic Review Feature Sept 2010

Ceramic Review Feature Jan 2011

Guest on Dubai Television Program ‘Studio One’ March 2011

Gulf News, Print feature and video, April 2012

The National, Exhibition review, Feb 2014

The National, Exhibition review, April 2014

The National, Exhibition review, June 2014

Time Out Dubai, Feature Aug 2014

Times of Oman, January 2015

 

Other Information 

Recipient of the Provosts Award for Excellence in Teaching, AUD Dubai 2015

Registered with the Crafts Council of Ireland

Recipient of the Arts Council of NI Award 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10.

Craft NI ‘Making It’ Programme 06