Io Palmer 


University of Arizona - MFA Ceramics/ Mixed Media, 2000
Tyler School of Art - BFA Painting, 1993

Grants & Fellowships

        Idaho Commission on the Arts Grant - 2013
​        Faculty Research Travel Grant – 2009 and 2011
        New Faculty Project Grant, Washington State University – 2010 
Santa Fe Art Institute-Scholarship – 2009 
James Washington Foundation-Fellowship-2009 
Edward R. Meyer Project Grant - 2008 and 2009

Solo Exhibitions

        2015        The Kriti Foundation, Varanasi, India
        2014        Access/Excess, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC
2013        Parted Leisure/ Labored Ways, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA2
        2012Workspace, Eric Dean Gallery, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
2010In Three Parts, Wawawai Canyon Winery, Pullman, WA
2009Artstars, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
2007White Material, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
2006Well Kept, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
2005White Space, Art Center of St. Peter, St. Peter, MN
2004Body Language, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

Group Exhibitions- select

​        2013 
        Singular Masses, Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
        Lets Talk About Love Baby, Printed Matter, New York City, NY    

        Tilting At Windmills, Porter Butts Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Invitational
        Re-Materialized, New Mexico State University Gallery, Las Cruces, NM , Invitational
Kitchen Gallery, Clermont College Art Gallery , (Serve & Project) University of Cincinatti, Batavia, OH,

Inside/Out, Transcending Integration, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
curated by Lydia C. Thompson (exhibition catalogue), Invitational
Delicate Impressions, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Huntsville, TX, Invitational
Women of the Book, The Park School, Baltimore, MD (exhibition catalogue)
Here There and Everywhere, (Serve & Project) University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (exhibition catalogue) Juried
Wallpaper, Gallery Art and Design Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Group Exhibition, Lincoln School, Adugyama, Ashanti Region, Ghana, Invitational

Lets Talk About Love Baby, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, and the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, curated by Chido Johnson, Invitational
Temples; LCHC Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Invitational
Creation of Identity, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR, Juried

Hair Follies, FOFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Invitational
65th Scripps Ceramic Annual Exhibition, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, 
        Scripps College, Claremont, CA, (exhibition catalogue) Invitational
STITCH, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA, Juried
Continuum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Invitational

Working History, Curator: Stephanie Snyder, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, 
OR, Invitational
Kitchen Stories, (Serve & Project), The Nave Gallery, Summerville, MA 
Tacoma Contemporary: Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA
NCECA, Ceramic Exhibition, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
Ingest, (Serve and Project) ATHICA Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
Hand to Hand Collaborative Glove Show, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Segrilicious, Obsidian/Shoebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

International Fiber Biennial, Invitational Exhibition, Busan, Korea
(exhibition catalogue)
A Grimm Production, (Costumes) The Ailey Studios at
The Lune Weill Center for Dance and The Duke Theater, New York City, NY

Race (Enter Personal Politics) ATHICA , Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, 
Women of the Book, Futernick Family Art Gallery, Miami FLA.
A group exhibition that has traveled throughout the United States. 
Some venues include Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 
and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (exhibition catalogue)
Summer Vacation, The Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

Nothing New Part II, Textile Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Tucson Invitational, Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson 2001
Arizona Biennial ’01, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Ophelia Meets Artemisia, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
         Serving Up, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
Remnants, Hazmat/Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

Women, Body and Performance, Centennial Hall, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Ten Plus Book Exhibition, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
Just the Three of Us, Shane House Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Annual Student Exhibition, First Place Award, Student Union Gallery, University
Arizona,Tucson, AZ

Abject Lands, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Low Land Horizon, Cullity Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth Australia
Ceramic Exhibition, Second Place Award, Lionel Rombach Gallery, University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ
The Technicolored Dreamcoat, Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Student Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Staff Exhibition, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
Pots and Outfits, Two Person Exhibition, Connie M. Kimbo Gallery, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA

National Art Exhibition, Hoyt Center of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
Women of Vision, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Tile as Concept, Ornament and Artifact, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
(exhibition Catalogue)


​        2011/12            Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
2009Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
                James Washington Foundation, Seattle, WA
2008Art Channel Artists Residency Program, Beijing, China
2007The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont WY

Collaborative Work

Serve & Project, a collaborative public arts initiative
that seeks to transform space and invite community to dialogue, create and process. 

Venues S&P has show in include: 
Clermont College Art Gallery , (Serve & Project) University of Cincinatti,Batavia, OH, 2012
Here There and Everywhere, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA,
Washington State University, Gallery Two, Pullman, WA 

S&P Meets MCG, Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA , 2009 
Kitchen Stories, (Serve & Project), The Nave Gallery, Summerville, MA, 2008 
Ingest, ATHICA Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, 2008


​        Barrett, Annin, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Exhibition Review,Volume 9, Issue 3, November, 2011
Bowie, Chas,, Inventive Artstars, January, 2010
Snyder, Stephanie, Critic's Pick,, November 2009
Bowie, Chas, Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Volume 7, Issue 1, April, 2009
Sale, Beth, Art Notes, Flagpole Magazine, October, 2005
Lowe-Bailey, Charlotte, Arizona Daily Star: Accent, April, 2002
Eperson, Leslie, Arizona Illustrated, Television Interview, January, 2002
Women of the Book, exhibition catalogue, Florida Atlantic University, 2001
Crafts, Kimberly, Tucson Journal, Television Interview, March, 2001
Lowe-Bailey, Charlotte, Arizona Daily Star, December, 2000
Regan, Margaret, Tucson Weekly, January, 2000
Sullivan, Robert, Ceramics Monthly; Up Front, November,1998