Chotsani Elaine Dean is an Artist and Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Minnesota. Born in Hartford, CT, Chotsani received a BFA in Ceramics from Hartford Art School and a Master’s of Fine Arts from Sam Fox School of Art at Washington University in St. Louis. In the summer of 2021, Chotsani will be in residence at the John Michael Kohler Artist Residency, Pottery. In 2014, Dean was the inaugural MJ DO Good resident at Red Lodge Clay Center in Montana and she was awarded a Teaching/Research Fulbright Scholar grant in India 2012-13. Chotsani has lectured and exhibited widely, including for the 2019 South Carolina Biennial, and at Appalachia State University, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India, Aurodhran Gallery, Pondicherry, India, Hans Weiss Newman Space, Manchester, CT, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, among others.