ARTIST STATEMENT

"The work I am currently making is based on utilitarian ceramics. Many of my influences come directly from my environment. Having to deal with illness and death of someone close to me has been a stimulus behind my work. It has affected the way in which I think about life, death, and the struggle for survival. These experiences are expressed through my work and are the driving force behind it."

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA,1993-96
Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, (Awarded Yeager Scholarship)
University of Miami, Coral Gables,Florida,1987 -91
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
Indicates Juried Exhibition 2003

Botanical Anatomy, Solo Show, California State University, San Bernardino, CA
Solo Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico, (Forth Coming Oct.)
Two person show, The Eissey Art Gallery, Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach, FL, (Forth coming December)
Art Basel 34, represented by Galeria OMR, Basel, Switzerland
ARCO Art Fair, Represented by Galeria OMR, Madrid, Spain
The Artful Teapot : 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection,

Traveling Exhibition:
The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada (Feb - May 2003)
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California ( June 20- September 14, 2003)
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC, (Feb.1 - Oct10, 2004)
Florida Visual Art Fellowships: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Robert Sindelir,
2aTea, Function + Art, Chicago, IL, (Forth coming Oct.)
After Palissy, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Botanical, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Table for Two/Tea For Two, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Craft Transformed - PIA at the Swain School 1985-87, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 1988 to Present, U Mass/Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA
Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, (Forth coming, Oct)
Paradox, Abstraction, and Nature, in conjunction with the National Council on the Education of Ceramics Arts Conference, Planet Rooth Studios, San Deigo, CA
South Florida Invitational, Sumner and Dene Gallery, in conjunction with the NCECA conference, San Deigo, CA
Florida Craftsmen 's 50th Anniversary Exhibition , juror Robert Ebendorf,
Regrowth, Renewal, Regeneration, Cox Science Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
6th Annual Silent Auction, NCECA 2003, San Deigo, CA
Art Auction X, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

2002

Solo Show, St. Pete Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida
New Work, Rosenthal Gallery of Art, Albertson College, Caldwell, Idaho
FIAC 2002, Represented by Galeria OMR, Paris, France
ARCO Art Fair, Represented by Galeria OMR, Madrid, Spain
Florida Visual Art Fellowships: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, curated by Robert Sindelir, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
The Artful Teapot : 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection,
Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and Arts, Napa, CA, May - Sept
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Nov - Jan 2003
Reactions, Exit Art, New York City, New York
Spot Light 2002, American Crafts Council Southeast Region Annual Juried Exhibition, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
Hot / Ice III: Teapots and Pitchers , Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
Crafts National 36, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Necessary Objects, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
LaGrange National XXII Exhibition, Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange College, La Grange, Ga
Our Cups Runneth Over, Functional and Sculptural Ceramic Cups Exhibition, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
10th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pa
Teapots and Cups, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
The Great Plate Affair, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida
Mastery in Clay: New Work, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Vases, Peck Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gimmie Shelter, Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, Florida

2001

Biomorphic Relations, Solo Show, Galeria OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Solo Show, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Incubation, Solo Show, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan
ARCO Art Fair, Represented by Galeria OMR, Madrid, Spain
Florida Fellowship Grant Show Traveling exhibition: (May-Nov. 2001)
The von Leibig Art Center, Naples, FL
The Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
The Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
Hot: Contemporary Florida Artists, Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, NY
Viewpoints: Ceramics 2001, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, California
Clay Rocks!, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida
Le Grand Buffet, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
48th Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Juried by Carolyn Hecker, Traveling Exhibition
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida, January - February 2001
DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand Florida, March - June 2001

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Corsaw Collection of Functional Ceramics, The International Museum of Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York
Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Alan Chassanoff Collection,Charlotte, NC
Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange College, La Grange, Georgia
Albertson College, Caldwell, Idaho
Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, Missouri
SEI Securities Corporation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
St. Pete Clay, St. Petersburg, Florida
Roll International Collection, Los Angeles, California

PUBLICATIONS - BOOKS
The Artful Teapot, Garth Clark, Watson Guptill, ©2001, Photo Illustration page 113, Biography page 245
The Contemporary Potter: A Collection of the Best Original Work in Earthenware, Porcelain, and Stoneware, Johnathan Fairbanks, Angela Fina, Christopher Gustin, Quarry Books, Rockport Publishers, Rock Port, Massachusetts, © 2000, Photo Illustration, page 144
Handbuilt Dinnerware, Kathy Triplett, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, © 2000, Photo Illustration
The Ceramic Glaze Handbook, Mark Burelson, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, © 2001, Photo Illustration pages 131 and 132
The Ceramic Design Book, Introduction by Val Cushing, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, © 1998, Photo Illustration, page 151
Wheel Thrown Ceramics, Don Davis, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, ©1998, Photo Illustration, page 130
The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, Kevin A. Hluch, Krause Publishing, © 2001,
Photo Illustration
The Best of Pottery 2, Selected by Angela Fina and Christopher Gustin, Introduction by Chris Staley, Quarry Books, Rockport Publishers, Rock Port, Massachusetts, ©1998, Photo Illustration, page 88
500 Teapots, Kathy Triplett, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, © 2002, Inner cover, Photo Illustrations
500 Bowls, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, © 2002, Photo Illustration

 

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