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Artist: Kurt Weiser


Artist: Kurt Weiser
Kurt Weiser, ARIZONA
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For years the work I did in ceramics was an effort to somehow express the beautiful nature of the material. As interesting as this exploration was I always had the vague feeling that the best expression of the material only came as a gift of nature, problem was, nature and I never got along that well.

Somewhere in the midst of this struggle I realized that the materials are there to allow you to say what you need to say, not to tell you what to say. So I gave up trying to control nature and decided to use what I had learned about the materials to express some ideas about nature itself and my place in it.

EDUCATION
1976 M.F.A. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI.

1972 B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City, MO.

PROFESSIONAL
89-present Professor, Ceramics. Arizona State University.Tempe, AZ.

1977-88 Resident Director, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. Helena, MT.

SOLO – *2-3 person EXHIBITIONS
2016 “Le Globes Imaginaires” Palace Costes Hotel. Paris, France, Images of Globes exhibited.

2015 *New York Ceramics Fair, Bohemian National Hall. NYC with Steve Lee and Sergei Isupov

2014 *“The Potters Tale, Contextualizing 6000 years of Ceramics” Mount Holyhoke College Art Museum. With Steve Lee

2013 Cross Mackenzie Gallery Washington D.C.

2011 Lorton Arts Foundation. Lorton VA.

2010
“Eden revisited” Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg PA.
And the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, San Antonio, TX

2009
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“Eden revisited” Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser. Arizona State University Art Museum and the Erie Art Museum, Erie PA.

2008 Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser. Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA

2007 Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser.The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland Oregon

2006 Holter Museum of Art. Kurt Weiser 55 Cups. Helena MT.

2005 Garth Clark Gallery. New York, New York

2002 Garth Clark Gallery. New York, New York

2001 Frank Lloyd Gallery. Santa Monica, CA

2000 Garth Clark Gallery. New York, New York

1999 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Montgomery.Ala.

1998 Frank Lloyd Gallery. Santa Monica, CA

1997 Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY.

1996
Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY.
Joanne Rapp Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ.

1995 Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY.

1994 Garth Clark Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

1993 Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY.
Joanne Rapp Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ.

1992 Garth Clark Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

1990 Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY.

SELECTED GROUP EHXIBITIONS
2016 “Sleight of Hand” All Linnemann Gallery. Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 “Ceramic MindField” West Palm Beach Armory, West Palm, Fla.

2014 “Craft Matters” Raab 20 th Aniversary Exhibition. Skidmore College, Ssaratoga Springs NY.

2013 “Blue and White”. Boston Museum of Fine Arts

2012 Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics. Houston Fine Arts Museum Houston TX.

2011
Conversations in Clay. West Meets East. A Collectors Perspective. Joan B Marviss LTD.Gallery. NYC
“Paul Clay” Salon 94 Bowery. NYC.
S.O.F.A.. NY. 2011 In Pursuit of Porcelain, Ferrin Gallery

2010 Illustrious Wonderers: Ann Linneman Gallery, Copenhagen Denmark

2009
Clay Canvases. Gardiner Art Museum. Toronto Canada
The Best of American Ceramic Art the 12 th Beijing International Art Exposition
Steeped in History: the Art of Tea. Fowler Museum at UCLA 09

2008
All for Art; Great Private Collectors share their Works. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal Canada.
“SOFA NYC 08”, Ferrin Gallery, Massachusetts

2007
The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
The UBS Art Gallery. Great Pots, The Vessel as Art. NYC
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Work displayed from permanent collection, Luce Foundation center for American Art
Terra Nova: Sculpture and Vessels in Clay. Museum of Art and Design. NYC.

2004
Scripps 60 th Ceramic Annual. Scripps College, Claremont CA.
Garth Clark Gallery, New York City. The Signature Vessel
Ibaraki Art Museum, Ibaraki, Japan. Contemporary American Ceramics
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Contemporary American Ceramics

2003
The Newark Art Museum, Newark, New Jersey. Great Pots
Bandaijima Art Museum, Nigata Japan. Contemporary American Ceramics
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada. Life Taking Shape

2002
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Japan. Contemporary American Ceramics.
Yingee Ceramics Museum, Taipei Taiwan. International Ceramics Exhibition
Garth Clark Gallery, New York City. Teapots and Opium

2001
1st World Ceramic Biennale 2001 Korea International Competition
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery. USA Clay. Washington D.C.

2000
Defining Moments in Studio ceramics. L.A.County Art Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Frank Lloyd gallery. Portrait Pots. Santa Monica. CA.
Everson Ceramic National. Everson Museum of Art. Syracuse NY.

1999
The George M.Gardiner Museum of Art. Toronto, Canada
Garth Clark Gallery, New York New York
JBK Gallery. Amsterdam, Holland
Garth Clark Gallery. Ceramics Millennium. Amsterdam, Holland

1998
Garth Clark Gallery. New York, N.Y.
Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of Art.American Craft Exhibition.
Washington D.C.
Los Angeles County Art Museum. Splendor of Porcelain. Los Angeles CA.

1997
Renwick Gallery of National Museum of Art.American Craft Exhibition. Washington D.C.
Craft and Folk Art Museum. Tea Pots. Los Angeles. CA.
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Craft Alliance gallery.St.Louis MO.

1996
Chicago Navy Pier. Sculptural Objects Functional Art, Chicago IL.
Craft Alliance Gallery.St.Louis.MO.
Strong Museum. Rochester NY.
Sculptural Objects Functional Art, Miami, FL.

1995
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, MO.
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Ill
Contemporary Clay Works National Traveling exhibition
Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix, AZ.

1995
Chicago Navy Pier. Sculptural Objects Functional Art, Chicago IL.
Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shagaraki, Japan

1994
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY.
Chicago Navy Pier. Sculptural Objects Functional Art, Chicago,
Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.

1993
National Museum of Ceramic Art. Baltimore, MD.
Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
New Art Forms in Chicago/ Navy pier Exhibition, Chicago, IL.

1992
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA.
Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art. Shigaraki, Japan
Garth Clark Gallery. Kansas City, MO.
Seibu Department Store. American Ceramics.Tokyo, Japan
Joanne Rapp Gallery. Scottsdale AZ.
The National Museum of History, Taiwan, Republic of China.

1991
Dorothy Weiss Gallery. San Francisco, CA.
New Art Forms in Chicago/ Navy pier Exhibition. Chicago, IL.
Mint Museum of Art. Charlotte. N.C.
The Farrell Collection. Washington D.C.
Trisolini Gallery. Ohio University. Athens OH.
Helen Drutt Gallery.N.Y.C.
Pro Art Gallery. St.Louis.MO
American Crafts Museum. N.Y.C.
Joanne Rapp Gallery. Scottsdale AZ.

1990
New Art Forms in Chicago / Navy Pier Exhibition. Chicago, IL.
Garth Clark Gallery. New York, NY.
Joanne Rapp Gallery. Scottsdale AZ.
Taft Museum.Cincinatti, OH.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
National Museum of American Art. Smithsonian Institution. Washington D.C.
Los Angeles County Art Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Victoria and Albert Museum. London, England
The George M.Gardiner Museum of Art. Toronto, Canada
Museum of Contemporary Ceramics. Shigaraki, Japan
Helsinki Museum of Applied Arts. Helsinki, Finland
National Museum of History. Republic of China, Taipei, Taiwan
Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art. Pittsburg, PA.
The Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey
The Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City MO.
Museum of Texas Tech. Lubbock, TX.
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Racine Art Museum. Racine WI.
San Francisco Museum of Fine Art San Francisco, CA.
Houston Fine Arts Museum, Houston TX
Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento. CA.
Mint Museum of Art. Charlotte, N.C.
Kohler Arts Center, Kohler Wisconsin
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield OH.
American Museum of Ceramic Art. Pomona Ca.
Charles A.Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine WI.
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. Utah State University. Logan, UT.
Arizona State University Art Museum. Tempe, AZ
Washington University Art Museum. St. Louis, MO.
Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Columbus, OH.
Kansas City Art Institute. Kansas City. MO.
Rhode Island School of Design. Museum of Art, Providence, R.I.
Mesa Arts Center. Mesa, AZ.
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA.
Cox Communication Corp. Atlanta, GA.
Valley National Bank. Phoenix, AZ
Phelps Dodge Corporation. Tucson, AZ.
SAFECO Corporation. Seattle, WA.
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.
Yellowstone Arts Center, Billings, MT.
Hamline University, Minneapolis, MN.
Winnipeg Art Museum.Winnepeg Manitoba

GRANTS, AWARDS:
United States Artists Foundation Fellowship 2012
Aileen Osborn Webb Award. American Crafts Council. NYC. 2003
Artists Fellowship; Arizona Commission on the Arts 1999
Regents Professorship A.S.U. 1999
Artists Fellowship; Asian Cultural Council 1998
Research and Creative Activity Award. A.S.U. 1998
Artists Fellowship; National Endowment for the Arts 1992
Artists Project Award; Arizona Commission on the Arts 1990
Artists Fellowship; National Endowment for the Arts 1989
Artists Fellowship; Montana Arts Council 1986



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