Boger (1959-2018) was Associate Professor of Fine Art (Ceramics) at Indiana University. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Miami University and took her Master of Fine Arts at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, moving quickly to summer resident artist and instructor at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana in 2000. She was chosen as an Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellow at the Clay Studio in 2001, the same year she began her career at Indiana University as a visiting artist, and was chosen as a 2003 NCECA Emerging Artist. Chris was visiting artist and then instructor at the Oxbow School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chris also accepted an invitation to be a Summer Artist in Residence at the International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskør, Denmark, in 2007, where she built work in collaboration with her friend and colleague Nikki Blair, associate professor of ceramics at U. North Carolina Greensboro. Chris was chosen for the 2009 Staged Stories show at the Renwick Craft Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.. Images of her work were often chosen as representative of the entire field of ceramics and were displayed on banners outside such venues as the Sculpture Objects and Functional Art conference held in Chicago and New York.
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