Artist: Peter Beasecker
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Peter Beasecker was born in Toledo, Ohio and received a BS degree from Miami University and his MFA from Alfred University. He has been recognized for many years as a maker of quiet, elegant pots reflecting a studied and haptic sensibility. After establishing his voice almost exclusively with porcelain, he has recently concentrated this material’s use to a simple cup. By gathering the cups in “carriers” made of dark stoneware, Beasecker draws attention to the needs and affections of a community of users.
Since joining the faculty of the Division of Art at the Meadows School of the Arts in 1992, Beasecker has received numerous distinctions, most recently, SMU’s Ford Research Fellowship in 2004. He has exhibited extensively in national and international venues, and his work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Mint Museum in North Carolina. He has been a visiting artist and workshop leader at over fifty institutions, including Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Penland School of Crafts. Beasecker maintains a studio in Dallas, Texas and Geene, New York.
MFA, NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred, NY., 1987.
Associate Professor of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX.
National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA), International Study Grant, Zhujiajiao, China, ‘03.
Ford Research Fellowship, Southern Methodist University, ‘03.
University Research/Travel Grant, SMU,’07, ‘03, ‘96.
Liberty Foundation Grant, Dallas, TX., ‘02,’03.
Presidents Partners Technology Grant, SMU, ‘06,’02,’00.
Dean’s Excellence Award, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, 1998.
Golden Mustang Outstanding Faculty Award, SMU, 1997.
Meadows Research/Travel Grant, SMU, 1997.
Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, Auckland, New Zealand, Judge’s
NEA, Mid American Arts Alliance Artist Grant, 1995.
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS (’08-’00)
“Peter Beasecker: Containers,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“Peter Beasecker: Recent Work,” AKAR, Iowa City, IA.
“Peter Beasecker: Recent Work,” Pollock Gallery, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Dallas, TX.
“Peter Beasecker: Containers,” Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA.
“Peter Beasecker: Recent Work,” gallerymateria, Scottsdale, AZ.
Selected Two Person and Group Exhibitions (’07-’00)
“Art Of The Pot,” Clayways Gallery, Austin, TX.
“Ceramic Modernism,” Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA.
“Stardust Memories: Fifty Years at Indiana University, Bloomington,” Huff Gallery, Spalding University, Louisville, KY.
“37th Annual Ceramic Exhibition,” Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, Whitewater, WI.
“La Mesa @ NCECA,” Santa Fe Clay, Louisville, KY.
“Contrast: Ceramic Explorations in Black and White,” Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
“Opposites Attract,” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD., Currated, Nick Joerling.
“4 Sensibilities: Arbuckle, Beasecker, Lurie, McCormick,” Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA.
International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art: SOFA Chicago, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“Teaching Clay in Texas: An Invitational Exhibition of Ceramic Educators in Texas, Meadows Gallery,” UT Tyler, TX.
“minimal/ist,” Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA.
“La Mesa,” Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Portland, OR.
“Resonance of Place,” North Bank Gallery, Vancouver, WA.
“Earthen Vessel II,” Baylor Museum, Waco, TX.
“Contemporary Functional Ceramics,” Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, IN.
“Fete 05 Tour de Clay,” NCECA Baltimore, MD.
“La Mesa,” Santa Fe Clay, NCECA Baltimore, MD.
“Cup: The Intimate Object IV,” Charlie Cummings Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN.
“Blue Plate Special,” Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA.
“Pleasures Of The Table,” NCECA, University of Indianapolis, IN. “Texas Clay III Exhibition,” UT San Marcos, San Marcos, TX.
“American Ceramics Invitational,” Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM.
“21st CenturyCeramics,” Canzani Center Gallery, CCAD, Columbus, OH.
Featured Artist, August, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
Haystack Faculty Exhibition, Blue Herron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME.
“Clay Art Invitational,” The Arts Gallery, Colin County C.C., Dallas, TX.
“Peter Beasecker/Maron Kloppman,” Lill St. Art Center, Chicago, IL. “The Art of Fine Craft,” University Place Art Center, Lincoln, NE.
“Bistro 1615,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“Touch of Porcelain II”, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO.
“Pots Presented,” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.
“Modalities of the Visible: A Survey of Contemporary Art in North
Texas,” New Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX.200
“Twenty-two Ways of Clay,” Meadows Gallery, UT Tyler, Tyler, TX.
“A View of American Ceramics,” Chester Springs Studio, PA.
“Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millenium,” World Ceramic Exposition 2001, Korea.
“Arrowmont Resident Artist: The First Ten Years, Influential Faculty
at Arrowmont,” Trout Gallery, Carlisle, PA.
“American Pottery Festival,” Northern Clay Center, Minn., MN.
“National Clay Invitational,” Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC.
“Bistro 1615,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“The Science of Clay,” Craft Alliance Gallery/St. Louis Science
Center, St. Louis, MO.
“Small Works,” John Elder Gallery, New York, NY.
“Bistro 1615,” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
“CLAY/WOOD/FIRE/SALT,” Gallery of the Southern Highland
Craft Guild, Asheville, NC. Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus,
OH. (2-4/01), Gwen Heffner, Curator.
“Cups, Cupboards & Cabinets,” Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“National Ceramics Invitational 2000,” Texas A&M-Commerce, TX.
“Touch of Porcelain,” Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
“American Pottery Festival,” Northern Clay, Minn., MN.
“Spokane Collects: Contemporary Ceramics,” Jundt Art Museum, WA.
VISITING ARTIST/WORKSHOPS (’07-’00)
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai, India, 11/07.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN., 6/07.
Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet, Dallas, TX., 4/07.
University of North Texas, Denton, TX., 4/06.
Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX., 2/06. (Lecture only)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR., 11/05.
Hallmark Symposium Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 4/05.
St. Mary’s College, Ft. Wayne, IN., 11/04. (Lecture only)
Shakerrag Workshop, St. Andrews School, Sewannee, TN., 6/04.
Masters Class, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, 10/04.
National Academy of Art & Design, Hangzhou, China, 11/03. (Lecture only)
Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 11/03.
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China, 10/03. (Lecture only)
Michigan Potters Association Bi-Annual Conference, Detroit, 9/03.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME., 7/03.
University of Missouri, Columbia, 4/03.
Miami University, Oxford, OH., 2/03.
Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA., 11/02. Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN., 7/02.
92 St. Y, New York, NY., 4/02.
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM., 7/01.
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC., 6/01.
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA., 2/01
Grossmont Community College, San Diego, CA., 2/01
Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY., 2/00.
University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK., 3/00.
University of Texas, Commerce, TX., 4/00.
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowwass, CO., 6/00.
Mudflat Studios, Boston, MA., 6/00.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE., 10/00.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Permanent Collection
Ceramics Monthly Permanent Collection, Columbus, OH.
Corning Community College Permanent Collection, Corning, NY.
Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN.
David Gibson Collection, Dallas, TX.
Tim and Nancy Hanley Collection, Dallas, TX.
International Workshop of Ceramic Art, Tokoname, Japan.
The Kolvo/Sullivan Collection, Spokane, WA.
Lowell Greenwood Collection, Louisville, KY.
The Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
The Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, N.C.
The Nora Eckles Museum, University of Utah, Logan, UT.
Barbara Okun Collection, Santa Fe, NM.
Renwick Gallery of The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Robert Pfannebecker Collection, Lancaster, PA.
Samuel and Eleanor Rosenfeld Collection, Washington, D.C.
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA.
Shein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY.
Southwestern University Permanent Collection, Georgetown, TX.
World Ceramic Exposition Permanent Collection, Yoju, Korea.
ARTICLES PUBLISHED (’07-’00)
Studio Potter, “Utilitarian Clay IV Survey,” June ‘05, Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 63.
Studio Potter, “Acknowledging Mentors,” June, ‘03, Vol. 32, No.1, pp. 19,20.
BIBLIOGRAPHY/WORKS PUBLISHED (’07-’00)
Vegetable Soups From Deborah Madison’s Kitchen, Deborah Madison, Broadway
Books/Random House, NY., pg. 162, 219.
Ceramics Monthly, “The Tei-Tei Project,” February, Vol. 54., No.2, p. 43-47.
Ceramics Monthly, September, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 54, 55.
Studio Potter, June , Vol. 33, No. 2, p. 47.
Ceramophile, Schien-Joseph Museum of Ceramic Art Bulletin, Vol. 24, No. 2, p. 6.
The Austin Chronicle, Vol. 24, No. 36, May 6, p. 42.
Ceramics Monthly, December, Vol. 52, No. 10, p. 57.
Ceramics: Art and Perception, “Adapted to Condition: Recent Work by Peter Beasecker,” Philip Van Keuren, No. 55, 5/04, p. 3-7.
Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, 11/24, p. 14E.
Critical Ceramics, On-line Review, criticalceramics.org, 11/04.
Columbus Dispatch, Oct. 9, ‘03, Sec. F8, p. 1.
Clay Times, Nov/Dec., Vol. 9, No. 7, p. 23.
Maine Sunday Telegram, August 3, p. 1E.
“Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennnium,”
World Ceramic Exhibition 2001 Korea, p. 15, Catalogue.
Ceramics: A Potters Handbook, Sixth Edition, Glen Nelson & Richard
Burkett, Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, US, p.229.
“Studio Days 2001: A View of Contemporary Ceramics,” Chester
Springs Studio, p. 8, Catalogue.
SMU Research, Vol. 8, 2001, p. 26.
Ceramics Monthly, January, Vol. 49, No. 1, p. 40.
Clay Times, January/February, Vol. 7, No. 1, p.23.
Clay And Glazes For The Potter, Daniel Rhodes and Robbin Hopper,
Kraus Publications, Iola, WS., pg. 288,304.
Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection, Mint Museum of Craft & Design,
Charlotte, NC., p. 181, Catalogue
Atlanta Journal Constitution, June, 2000.
The Commerce Journal, Commerce, TX., Oct. 8, 2000, pg. 2A.
Clay Times, March/April, Vol. 6, No. 6, p. 48.