Graduate Studies:

                           Minnesota State University, Mankato - Master of Arts: Studio Art Ceramics

                           Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2016 - Current GPA: 4.0

 Undergraduate Studies:

                            Minnesota State University, Mankato - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics 

                           Graduated: Spring 2014 - GPA: 3.87


                           Apprentice to Karl Unnasch

                           Pilot Mound, MN May 2014- August 2014

                           Work concentrated in the fabrication and installation of public artwork,

                           Lost wax and sand mold bronze casting, clay modeling, and mold making          


                           FLO(WE){U}R ceramic performative exhibition

                           Lead Artists: Joseph Madrigal, Amber Ginsberg

                           The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota April 2012- July 2012

                           Work concentrated in slip casting , press molding, mold making and repair,

                           Exhibition set up and tear down.  


Leadership/ Education Experience:

 Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2014- Present

-Led foundation art classes, assisting in ceramic foundation classes.


Art Center of St. Peter Ceramics Instructor, October 2013- December 2013,

-Led group classes and workshops in wheel throwing/hand building techniques.


New Ulm Parks and Recreation Ceramic Instructor, 2011- 2013,

-Led group classes in the creation of ceramic art, ages 6- senior citizens,


Million Bones Campaign campus representative, 2012- 2013

-Led group work throughout art department in the creation of ceramic, plaster, and nylon bones, coordinating shipping, and fundraising for shipment of bones to Washington D.C.


MNSU Mudworks President, 2011- 2014

-Led fundraising to finance yearly trips to NCECA, maintained communication with members through weekly meetings and online correspondence.



Department of Art Andreas Graduate Teaching Award

Awarded: May 2014

Awarded By: Minnesota State University, Mankato, Art Department


Hapke Endowment Scholarship

Awarded: April 2013

Awarded By: Minnesota State University, Mankato, Art Department


Permanent Collections:


The Carnegie Art Center, Mankato MN, “Fireplace Installation”, acquired November 2012

 The Croatian Ceramic Association, Varazdin Croatia, “Machinery #1: Cycle”, acquired July 2012


Select Exhibitions:


            Solo/ Two Person Exhibitions

Please, Reconsider: A Body Of Work by Michael Cimino, The 410 Project, Mankato MN December-January 2014/2015

Michael Cimino - Ellie Schmidt: Emerging Artist Exhibition. Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro MN February-April 2015


Solo/ Two Person Exhibitions

Michael Cimino and Joe Herke: Fragments, The Carnegie Art Center, Mankato.

November 2012  



First Annual Arts and Humanities Gala, Minnesota State University Ballroom, Mankato MN, December 2012

                        Ceramica Multiplex: Varazdin, Croatia, Kappfenberg, Austria. August 2012- January 2013

                        Annual Juried Show 2012, The 410 Project, Mankato Minnesota

                        -Best In Show Awarded



Self Medicated: A Collection of Work By Michael Cimino, The 410 Project, Mankato Minnesota


The 19th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibit, The Carnegie Gallery, Mankato Minnesota

           The Art of Fall, Annual Student Art League Juried Show, The Conkling Gallery,

Mankato MN. September 2011

                        -Second Place Awarded