M.F.A., Fine Art, The Ohio State University, 2008

Concentrations: Ceramics, Digital Art

Thesis: Transmutations, Simulacra, and Substances

 B.F.A., Fine Art, Eastern Washington, 2005

Concentration: Ceramics, Painting

 Skills and Qualifications:

 - Extensive knowledge of art foundations, both 2d and 3d

 - Ceramic clay and glaze calculation, and formulation

 - Ceramic equipment maintenance

 - Ceramic decoration techniques

 - Kiln and alternative ceramic firing techniques

 - Extensive computer proficiency covering wide variety of applications

 - Adobe Creative Cloud

 - 3-D computer modeling, lighting, animation, scanning and printing




Lecturer in Art, 2010-2016

Gallery Director 2013-2014

Interim Gallery Director 2010-2011

Eastern Washington University

Courses: Beginning, Advanced, and Graduate Ceramics, Basic Design, Art in the Humanities, Beginning and Advanced Drawing, Drawing Workshop, World Art History, Senior Exhibition, 3-D Design


Adjunct Faculty, 2008-2010

Eastern Washington University

Courses: Beginning, Advanced, and Graduate Ceramics, Basic Design, Art in the Humanities, Beginning Drawing


Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2007-2008

The Ohio State University

Courses: Beginning Ceramics, Beginning Drawing


Graduate Administrative Associate, 2006-2007

The Ohio State University

Hopkins Hall Gallery Associate, installation of artworks, ordering and maintaining materials, construction and installation design


Gallery Manager 2005-2006

Red Sky Studio and Gallery

Bookkeeping, correspondence with artists, ordering supplies, hanging shows, point of sale, and curatorial experience



 - Whitworth University, Spokane WA 2014

 - Saranac Art Projects, Spokane WA, 2011 and 2014

 - EWU Faculty Exhibition, Cheney WA 2013

 - "Word Play" The John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2010

 - Saranac Art Projects, Spokane, WA, 2010

 - EWU Faculty Exhibition, Cheney, WA, 2010

 - Two by Two Ceramics Biannual, EWU Cheney, WA, 2009

 - EWU Faculty Exhibition, Cheney, WA, 2009

 - Contemporary Ceramics: Kolva/Sullivan Collection, Jundt Art Museum, Spokane, WA, 2008

 - OSU MFA Exhibition, Columbus, OH, 2008

 - OSU Graduate Student Exhibition, Columbus, OH, 2007

 - Kolva–Sullivan Gallery Solo Exhibition, Spokane, WA, 2005

 - SFCC Alumni Exhibition and Panel Discussion, Spokane, WA, 2005

 - Red Sky Gallery Group Exhibition, Spokane, WA, 2004


Publications and Lectures:


Chris Tyllia (2014).  Artist Panel discussion, Ceramics Invitational Whitworth University.


Chris Tyllia (2012-2014).  EWU Visiting Artist Lecture Series written promotional materials.


Chris Tyllia (2011).  KYRS Spokane Community Radio Interview.


Chris Tyllia (2010).  Joint artist lecture on artworks being exhibited in the EWU Art Gallery.


"Direct from EWU."  Review of Faculty Art Exhibition: Eastern Washington University, by Jennifer Zurlini.  The Spokesman Review, January 2009.


"Focus: Graduate Programs, OSU."  Ceramics Monthly, August/September 2007.


Chris Tyllia (2005).  Artist panel discussion for Alumni Art Exhibition at Spokane Falls Community    College Art Gallery


Grants and Awards:


 - Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects (artisttrust.org, 2010)

 - Furgus Materials Grant (The Ohio State University, 2008)

 - Furgus Travel Grant (The Ohio State University, 2007and 2008)

 - Graduate Teaching Assistantship,  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007.

 - Graduate Administrative Assistantship, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2006.

 - EWU Huston Medallion Award for Academics, 2004

 - Spokane Scholars Fine Art Award, 1999