Artist: Eric Van Eimeren
Eric Van Eimeren, MONTANA
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I am happiest when making things. I prefer to be informed, yet unbound, by tradition while creating pots that are both visually interesting and comfortable to use.
I am inspired by the fact that despite thousands of years of pottery making, we can still leave our studios today having created something new. The idea of form following function still rings true for me, however; I believe that function can sometimes be persuaded to follow sculptural form, creating an interesting dialogue between utility and sculpture.
1988-1990 / M.F.A. degree on Fellowship / May 1990 / N.Y. State college of Ceramics/ Alfred University/ Alfred, N.Y.
1984-1987 / B.A. Applied Design/ Ceramics / San Diego State University / San Diego, CA.
1983-1984 / Orange Coast Community College / Costa Mesa, CA.
1993 to Present: Maintains pottery studio / Helena, MT.
2001 / Ceramics Instructor / Carroll College / Helena, MT.
1999 / Instructor / Beginning and Advanced Ceramics (summer) / Diablo Valley College / Pleasant Hill, CA.
1991-1993 / Artist Residency / Archie Bray Foundation / Helena, MT.
1990 / Guest Artist Residency / summer / CSU at Long Beach / Long Beach, CA.
1990 / instructor / Beginning Drawing / N.Y.S. College of Ceramics / Alfred University / NY.
1988 / Instructor / Liberal Arts Pottery / N.Y.S. College of Ceramics / Alfred University / NY.
1989/ Director of Ceramics / Camp Pinecliff / Harrison, Maine
1987 / Lab Technician / Ceramics Dept. / CSU at San Diego / San Diego, CA.
1998 / New Work / Garth Clark Gallery / New York, NY.
1997 / New Work / Holter Museum of Art / Helena, MT.
1996 / New Work / Garth Clark Gallery / New York, NY.
1995 / Featured Artist Exhibition / Joanne Rapp Gallery / Scottsdale, AZ.
1994 / New Work / Garth Clark Gallery / New York, NY.
1993 / New Work / Garth Clark Gallery / Los Angeles,CA.
1990 / Utilitarian Ceramics / CSU at Long Beach / Long Beach, CA.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2016 / Last Call / Companion Gallery / Humboldt,TN.
2015 / Crave the Cup / Clay Arts Vegas, NV.
2011 / National Teapot show VI / Cedar Creek Gallery, NC
2007 / Dinnerworks 2007 / Louiville Visual Arts Association
2002 / National Teapot show V / Cedar Creek Gallery, NC
1999 / Teapot Invitational / Dorothy Weiss Gallery / San Fransisco, CA.
1999 / The Splendid Menorah / Nancy Margolis Gallery / New York, NY.
1999 / New Ceramics / Materia: The Hand and Spirit / Scottsdale, AZ.
1998 / ana 27: National Juried Exhibition / Holter Museum of Art / Helena, MT.
1998 / Savesta Syntynyt / International Ceramic Exhibition / Fiscars Finland
1998 / References / Northern Clay Center / Minneapolis, Minnesota
1997 / Tantalizing Teapots / Craft and Folk Art Museum / Los Angeles, CA.
1996 / New Work / Joanne Rapp Gallery / S.O.F.A., Miami, Florida.
1993 / Soup Tureens: 1993 / Helen Drutt Gallery / Philadelphia, PA.
1991 / Anticipation '91 / New Art Forms Exposition / Chicago, IL.
2007 / Peoples Choice Award / Best mug/cup & Best accessory / Dinnerworks 2007 / Louiville Visual Arts Association
2002 / Award of excellence / National Teapot Show V / Cedar Creek Gallery / Creedmoor, NC.
2001 / Jurors award for / "Anything with a Drawer" / Mesa Arts Center / Mesa AZ.
1999 / Hans Ewermaker Award / Habit to Ritual: Pots for Living / Chester Springs, PA.
1996 / Merit Award for / National Teapot Show III / Cedar Creek Gallery / Creedmoor, North Carolina.
1993 / WESTAF / NEA Regional Fellowship for Visual Artists Award.
1993 / Montana Arts Council Individual Artist fellowship.
1992 / Merit Award / 7th Annual National Ceramics Exhibition / Museum of Fine Arts / San Angelo, TX.
1991 / Merit Award / Anticipation '91 / New Art Forms Exposition / Chicago, IL.
1989 / Merit Award / National Teapot Show / Cedar Creek Gallery / Creedmoor, North Carolina.
2013 / 500 Teapots: Volume 2 / Jim Lawton / page 128 / Lark Ceramics
2002 / The Artful Teapot : Garth Clark / pages 68, 78-79, 248 / Watson-Guptill
2002 / Postmodern Ceramics : Mark Del Vecchio / pages 186-187, 218 / Thames & Hudson
2000 / Teapots Transformed / Page 77 / Guild Publishing
1998 / The Best of Pottery / Volume 2 / Page 18 / Rockport Publishers
1998 / April / The Evocative Object / Page 86 / Ceramics: Art and Perception / Issue No. 31
1996 / October / An Interplay of Craft and Wit; Conceptual Functional Vessels by Eric Van Eimeren / Ceramics Monthly
1994 / Aug-Sept / Portfolio / Page 60 / American Craft
1992 / February / New Faces at Navy Pier / Page 35 / Ceramics Monthly
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Smithsonian American Art Museum / Washington, DC.
De Young museum of Fine Art / San Fransisco, CA.
Racine Art Museum / Racine, Wisconsin.
Chasonoff Collection / Mint Museum of Craft and Design / Charlotte, NC.
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts / Racine, WI.
Corsaw Collection of American Ceramics / International Museum of Ceramic Art / New York State College of Ceramics / Alfred University, NY.
Fiscars Arts Cooperative Collection / Fiscars, Finland