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October 22, 2018

Assistant professor Nick Geankoplis nominated, inducted into International Academy of Ceramics

Submitted by Department of Art

The art department announces the nomination and induction of Nick Geankoplis, assistant professor and ceramics area head, into the International Academy of Ceramics.

This prestigious congress of international artists, less than 700 members globally, seeks to stimulate an international exchange of culture and critical ideologies representing the highest levels of professionals in the field of ceramics. It combines ceramists, potters, artists, designers, authors, collectors, gallerists, conservators, restorers, curators and a panel of prestigious institutions. The IAC is also an official partner of the UNESCO cultural section and the only international association devoted strictly to the medium of clay and ceramic art.

To be selected for induction, candidates for must be nominated by at least three current members. Candidates are then reviewed by a 14-member council. Membership is typically reserved for mid-to-late careers individuals, however at 36, Geankoplis is among its youngest members.

A thematic members-only juried exhibition was hosted during this year's conference in conjunction with the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum. Academy members were invited to rethink artistic relationships with Far-East ceramic traditions under in the theme "New Orientalia – Functionality, Spirituality, Diversity." Geankoplis' research was not only selected for the exhibition, but it was also one of four art works selected by the council to receive an award.

The art department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. To learn more about art at K-State, visit the art department website.

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