The Nevica Project

Kirk Mangus

Kirk Mangus served as head of the ceramics program at the Kent State University School of Art from 1985 until his death in 2013. Collected nationally and internationally, he was the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, four Ohio Arts Council fellowships, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship, and a McKnight fellowship residency at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. Mangus taught ceramics at Alfred University Summer School, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, the University of Georgia’s Cortona (Italy) program, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Appalachian Center for Craft, Penland School of Crafts, Peters Valley Craft Center and numerous other institutions. He was a lecturer, visiting artist and resident artist in China, Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Finland, Lithuania, Canada and throughout the United States.