Kyle Houser’s ceramic work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals throughout the United States. He is part of private and public collections across the U.S. and in Norway, Australia, Croatia and Canada. He has participated in residencies focusing on community-based ceramic studios as well as those focusing on his own personal work. Currently Mr. Houser splits his studio time between creating wood fired utilitarian pottery and electric kiln fired sculptural works. Multiple firings and nontraditional surface treatments along with layered imagery are a common thread in both series of works.
Most recently Mr. Houser worked as an adjunct professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania teaching art history, art education and beginning ceramics. He also served as the Gallery Director for IUP’s department of art, where he coordinated all events related to the gallery as well as curated exhibitions. Prior to attending graduate school, Kyle taught Fine Art and Graphics at the secondary level for nine years. Also, during the summers of 2008-2010, Kyle served as the Kilnmaster and Ceramics Studio Manager for The Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art in Chautauqua, New York.
Kyle Houser received a Bachelor of Science degree in studio art from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Art degree specializing in ceramics with a minor in drawing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Beaver Falls, PA. where he drinks a lot of coffee and works full time as an exhibiting artist.
Below are some samples of his work. Double click on the pictures to see a larger view in a new window