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 and 2014
​        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
                        Build Up / Built Up, York College, CUNY, Jamaica, New York
                        Merwin Gallery, Ames School of Art, Illinois Weslian University, Bloomington, IL
2013        Parted Leisure/ Labored Ways, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
        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
        Dak'Art, 11 ème Biennale de l'Art African Contemporain, Dakar, Senegal (exhibition catalogue)
        The Schomburg Center, New York City, NY
        Home ECOnomics, The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

        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
        Re-Materialized, New Mexico State University Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
Kitchen Gallery, Clermont College Art Gallery , (Serve & Project) University of Cincinatti, Batavia, OH,

​        2011
Inside/Out, Transcending Integration, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
curated by Lydia C. Thompson (exhibition catalogue)
Delicate Impressions, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Huntsville, TX
Women of the Book, The Park School, Baltimore, MD (exhibition catalogue)

Here There and Everywhere, (Serve & Project) University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (exhibition catalogue)
Wallpaper, Gallery Art and Design Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Group Exhibition, Lincoln School, Adugyama, Ashanti Region, Ghana

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
Creation of Identity, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR

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

Working History, Curator: Stephanie Snyder, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, 
Kitchen Stories, (Serve & Project), The Nave Gallery, Summerville, MA 
Tacoma Contemporary: Woolworth Windows, Tacoma, WA
Ingest, (Serve and Project) ATHICA Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

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
Remnants, Hazmat/Museum of Contemporary Art, 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


​      2014                 Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center, Kathmandu, Nepal  
      2011/12            Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India
      2009                 Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
                               James Washington Foundation, Seattle, WA
      2008                 Art Channel Artist Residency, Beijing, China
      2007                 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


​       Dasgupta, Kurchi, The Kathmandu Post, Conceptual Dance, April, 2014
       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