Whitney Forsyth

Whitney Forsyth

Associate Professor of ArtPhillips Hall 132
whitney-forsyth@utulsa.eduPersonal Page

Whitney Forsyth grew up in Manitou Springs, Colorado and began working with clay at a very young age. She received a BFA from Oklahoma State University and an MFA from New Mexico State University in Ceramics. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at The University of Tulsa School of Art, teaching ceramics. Her work is large-scale ceramic sculpture that is installed on the wall or freestanding. The images come from natural objects that are combined and transformed into plant and animal like forms. The surface of the work is finished with an Oil Patina of bright, layered colors.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • 1999-2006  Associate Professor of Art
    • University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
  • 1998-1999  Instructor of Art
    • El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX
  • 1994-1998  Instructor of Art
    • Branigan Cultural Center Museum School, Las Cruces, NM
  • 1995-1999  Artist in the Public Schools K-12
    • Las Cruces Public Schools, Las Cruces, NM
  • 1989-1999  Summer Seminar Faculty
    • Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 1996-1998  Adjunct Instructor of Art
    • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • 1992-1995  Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Professional Affiliations

  • NCECA, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (Member, 1999-2008)
  • Living Arts (2002, 2004-07)
  • Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition (2000-2008)
  • American Craft Council Member (1998-2002)

Courses Taught at TU

  • Beginning Ceramics (Art 2133)
  • Ceramic Studio (Art 4182-6)


  • Seventeenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
    Juried Exhibition, San Angelo, TX. 2008.
  • Eleanor Hayes Gallery
    One Person Exhibition, Eleanor Hayes Gallery, Tonkawa, OK. 2008.
  • Independent Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
    One Person Exhibition, Oklahoma City, OK. 2008.
  • Rosewood Art Center
    One Person Exhibition, Kettering, OH. 2008.
  • Gallery Clay Invitational
    Invitational and Group Exhibition, Houston, TX. 2007.
  • The Sixteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
    Juried Exhibition, Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX. 2006.
  • Vision Makers
    Juried Exhibition, Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK. 2006.
  • Wichita National 2005
    Juried Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas.
  • Feats of Clay
    Juried Exhibtion, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA (Juror: Joe Mariscal) 2003.