Born in Veerssen, Germany (1962) Maren Kloppmann came to the US in 1984 and has been a fulltime studio artist in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2002. Ms. Kloppmann received her Journeyman Diploma from the Keramik Handwerkskammer, Germany (1984), her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri (1993), and her MFA from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1996).
McKnight Fellowships for Ceramic Artists (2002, 2005, 2009)
Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2005, 2009)
Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Fellowship (2001)
Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant (2002)
Jerome Project Grant for Ceramic Artists (1998).
ASU Art Museum (USA);
Minnesota Historical Society (USA);
Minneapolis Institute of Arts (USA);
Mudgee Arts Council (NSW Australia);
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (USA),
Weisman Art Museum (USA).
Circa Gallery (Minneapolis MN)
Cervini Haas (Scottsdale AZ)
Gallery Gen (New York, NY)
Harvey Meadows Gallery (Aspen CO)
LaCoste (Concord MA)
Trax (Berkeley CA)
Lill Street Art Center (Chicago IL)
Cross MacKenzie Ceramic Arts (Washington DC)
Galerie b15 (Munich, Germany)
Galerie Handwerk (Munich, Germany).
Adjunct faculty for art history at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls (1999 - 2002)
M.F.A. Mentorship Program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2002 - 2004).