Dr. Martie Geiger-Ho


Dr. Martie Geiger-Ho earned a Ph.D. in fine arts interdisciplinary in 2003 and an M.F.A. in ceramics in 1994 at Texas Tech University. Currently, she is teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Texas A&M International University. Previously, she worked as art professor and taught ceramics and sculpture at the University of Brunei Darussalam (2012-18), University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (2009-11 & 2003-07), Hong Kong Baptist University (2007-09), and Mississippi University for Women (2001-03). Dr. Geiger-Ho has received a Shigaraki Ceramic Studio Artist Residency (2019); Ottawa School of Art Residency (2019); Women’s Studio Workshop Residency (2018); Visiting Research Fellowship (2013); and University Fellowship (2006). She has participated in more than 100 regional and international art exhibitions including 18 solo exhibitions. Her artworks have been exhibited in venues such as Museum of Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, Guangdong Museum of Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Fine Arts (Santa Fe), Kunstquartier Bethanien, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, ASEAN Culture House, Cheongiu Craft Biennale, Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Poh-Chang Academy of Arts, Chautauqua School of Art, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her ceramic work has been exhibited and collected in the United States, Canada, Germany, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Brunei, Thailand and Philippines. Her book, The Worship of Kiln Gods: From the Temples of China to the Studios of Western Potters, was published by Outskirts Press, July 2012. Geiger-Ho has published several peer-viewed journal articles, including “Under the influence of the “Great Mother” archetype: Photographing raw clay Bruneian landscapes through an ecofeminist lens,” The International Journal of the Image, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2016; “Teaching and making art, and cultural context: Kuwait and Brunei,” Teaching Artist Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2015; "Guardians of a shifting industry: Worshiping the kiln god, Lo Ming in Yingge," Ceramics Technical, No. 39, 2014; "Origins of kiln gods," Ceramics Monthly, Vol. 61, No. 8, 2013; "Playing with fire and kiln gods," Ceramics Technical, No. 24, 2007; "Guardians of fire and clay: The legacy of Chinese kiln gods," The Studio Potter, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2000.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
FPA 130C

courses: ceramics and sculpture