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Dark, somber and foreboding, Arthur Gonzalez’s works encourage serious deliberation and reflection on the relationship between personal concerns and world issues. Raw in form, lacking in smoothness and rough in finish, the ceramic sculptures give glimpses of a conversation or a contemplation in progress. Gonzalez’s creations of ceramic and found objects reveal visions and feelings that are not polished but ongoing processes of gyrating thoughts and churning emotions that threaten to erupt into reality and consciousness to defy the fantasy of a peaceful experience.

Three distinct phases have influenced the direction of Gonzalez’s artistic career and expression. First, as a graduate student, at the University of California at Davis, under Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri, he entered the Master of Fine Arts program as a figurative sculptor during the late 1970’safter completing an Master of Arts in painting at the California State University of Sacramento. His second phase was as an artist in residence at the University of Georgia, Athens from 1981 to 1982. Gonzalez’s attitudes towards art changed through his exposure to a creative life-style that blended music and visual art. The third phase of Gonzalez’s career was through his involvement in the early 1980’s East Village Art Scene, in New York City, which fast-forwarded public recognition of his work.

Gonzalez has received numerous awards, fellowships, grants and residences throughout his lifetime, a few notable ones being the the National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist fellowship in 1982 and 1984, the Art of California Magazine Discovery award in 1991, the California Arts Council fellowship in 1994 and the Virginia Groot Foundation award in 1997. A selection of his exhibits include: The Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, California; John Elder Gallery, New York, New York; Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York; Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan and the Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York.

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1981 M.F.A., University of California, Davis. (sculpture)
1979 M.A., California State University, Sacramento (painting)
1977 B.A., California State University, Sacramento


2017 Mason Fine Arts, Atlanta, Ga. “Arthur Gonzalez”
2016 Fresno City College, Fresno, California “Innerds”
2013 Hunter College, Thomas Hunter Projects, New York, New York “Stump!”
2012 Sacramento City College, “The Art of Rejection”
2010 Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia “Arthur Gonzalez”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA., “Read”
Lamar Dodd School of Art Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens Art
Gallery, “@ Last”
2009 Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO., “Morning Suites”
2007 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “A Question of Balance”
2006 Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan, “Arthur Gonzalez, Personal Exhibition”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, “Sour Grapes” works on rejection slips
2004 Daum Museum, Sedalia, M, “Bay Area Ceramic Sculptors: 2nd Generation”
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico “Arthur Gonzalez”
2003 St. Louis Community College, St Louis, Missouri.” What Tool Must I use…
The work of Arthur Gonzalez”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis California. “Saging”
Noel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina. “Arthur Gonzalez”
2002 John Elder Gallery, New York, NY “The Horizon is Sitting Beside You”
Myers School of Art Studio Exhibition, Akron, Ohio “Arthur Gonzalez
2000 Delta College Art Gallery, Stockton, CA. “`The View from the Equator:
Arthur Gonzalez, a Survey Exhibition, 1985-2000”
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. “The Cadence of Stupidity”
1999 Jon Elder Gallery, New York, NY. “The Cadence of Stupidity”
Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “The Cadence of Stupidity” work inspired
by the Carlo Collodi Story
Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, “Arthur Gonzalez”
1998 Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. “Above and Below”
1997 University Art Gallery, Calif. State University, Chico “One’s Own Spirit”
1996 Cuesta Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA. “Open Books, Open Minds”
1995 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “Summer Subjects”
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York, “Arthur Gonzalez”
1994 Monique Knowlton Gallery/Kent, Kent, CT., “Arthur Gonzalez”
1992 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA., “At Heart Level” (catalog)
1991 Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA, “Out of Bounds”
Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA., “Hybrids: New Sculpture”
1990 Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA., “Drawings from Purgatory
and Limbo”
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, “Arthur Gonzalez: Survey of
Work 1982-1989”
CCAC Downtown Gallery, Oakland, CA. “Arthur Gonzalez”
1988 Natsoulas/Noveloso Gallery, Davis, CA., “Before and After Greece”
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan “Arthur Gonzalez”
Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, “Messengers & Travelers”
1987 Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA., “Two Weeks in Hawaii”
Himovitz/ Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA, “Drawings and Monotypes”
1986 The Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, “Ceramic Sculpture”
Himovitz/Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA. “Highway Pi”
Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, “Arthur Gonzalez”
1985 Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, “Arthur Gonzalez”
1984 University Art Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens. “Arthur Gonzalez”
Himovitz/Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA., “Return”
Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, “Arthur Gonzalez”
1983 Gallery II, Baton Rouge, LA. “Modern Art for the Serious Home” of
Georgia, Athens. “Junior Artist-in-Residence”
1982 Cortona Chapel, Cortona, Italy, “Arthur Gonzalez”
1981 Richard Nelson Gallery, Univ. of California, Davis, “A Man & His City”
1980 The Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA, “The Rabbit Hunt”


2017 Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Louis and Clark College, Portland,
Oregon, “Bay Area Clay: A Legacy of Social Consciousness”
California College of the Arts Library, CCA, Oakland, CA. “Ceramics
Loves Books”
2016 Meyer Gallery, Park City, Utah, “Epics, Myths and Fables”
S.O.F.A. Chicago, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois.
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “The Great California Art MovementUC Davis Fine Art Alumni Exhibition: 1960-1990”
Andrews Gallery, College of William & Mary, VA. “Mélange a Clay”
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Summer Preview Exhibition”
The Studios Inc. Building, Kansas City, MS., “Ghosts and Stooges”
Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MS., “Anderson Ranch
Legacy: Mentoring Artistic Excellence”
The Carter Art Center Gallery, MCC-Penn Valley, Kansas City, MS.,
“Strictly Figurative Invitational”
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “The Figure in Clay”
The Culture Lab at Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MS
“InCiteful Clay”
Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Oklahoma. “InCiteful Clay”
2015 Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS “InCiteful Clay”
CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, California. “InCiteful Clay”
Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL, “Small Ones”
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Fla., “Ceramic Mind Field”
Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, “Meredyth Knows Ceramics
Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, Alta Loma,
California, “California Handmade”
Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, North Carolina, “Figuratively Speaking”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California “30 Ceramic Sculptors 2015”
2014 Foosaner Art Museum, Melborne. Fla. “InCiteful Clay” by Exhibits USA
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas “InCiteful Clay
Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah “InCiteful Clay
The Art Student League in Denver, CO., “A Revisiting Ten Years of the
Visiting Artist Series”
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, “The Human Condition:
The Steve and Pamela Hootkin Collection”
Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA., “Local Clay Heavies”
Benicia Museum, Benicia, CA., “Transmigrational Ceramics”
Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA, “Unbreakable: Selections from CCA Ceramics”
Art Rocks Athens Foundation, Athens, GA. “Summer Exhibition
Palomar College, Boehm Gallery Ceramics Biennial, San Marcos, Ca.
“Dark Matter”
NCECA , Tory Folliard Gallery Milwaukee, WI, “The Figure in Clay”
2013 SMAart Gallery, San Francisco, California, “Figuratively Speaking”
Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana, “Clay Prints”
Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland,“Working Title” Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York, “Convergency”
Kondos Art Gallery, Sacramento City College, “Mask”
Exhibits USA, Kansas City, Missouri, “Inciteful Clay”
2011 The Colorado University Art Museum, “The Anxiety of Influence”, Boulder
Sonoma Community Center, “Doceo Argilla”, Somoma, California
Blue Line Gallery, “TB – 9”, Roseville, CA
Arvada Center, “Arvada Center, Arvada, CO.
Lacoste Gallery, “The Figure has Soul”, Concord, Mass.
9th International Ceramics Competition, Special Juror’s Award, Mino,
Japan Sonoma Community Center, “Doceo Argilla”, Sonoma, California,
(Special Juror’s Award)
Patina Gallery,“Benefit Exhibition for Penland School of Crafts”, Santa Fe
2010 Northern Clay Center, “20th Anniversary”, Minneapolis, Minn.
Arrowmont Main Gallery, “Figurative Association: The Human Form in
Clay” Gatlinburg, TN
The Dairy Barn Art Center, “Transcending the Figure” Athens, Ohio
Cinema Gallery, “Show of Heads”, Urbana, IL
2009 CCA Gallery, “Book/Text” California College of the Arts, Oakland Ca
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. “It’s Not Me, It’s You”. San Jose”
Victoria Boyce Gallery, “ Human Narratives” Scottsdale, Arizona
John Natsoulas Gallery, “Thirty Ceramic Sculptors” Davis, California
Northern Clay Center, “ Contemporary Monsters”, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 Standard Ceramic Supply Company. Carnegie, PA. “Muchachos”
SOFA Chicago. John Natsoulas Gallery
Blue Line Gallery, “Eccentric Imagery”, Roseville, California
LoBot Gallery, “Resurrection: The Dead Space Show” East Oakland, CA
Westchester Arts Council, “Confrontational Ceramics”, curated by Judith
Schwartz, White Plains NY
Sacramento Public Library, “TB-9 Revisited”, Sacramento, CA.
Natsoulas Gallery.” Thirty Ceramics Sculptors”, Davis, California
Museo Internazionale di Arti Applicate Oggi, “The Grand Ceramics
Theatre” Torino, Italy
Lamar Dodd Art Center, “LaGrange National,” LaGrange, Georgia
Aspen Art Museum, “ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Art
Museum”, Aspen CO2007 Santa Fe Clay, “Seven Deadly Sins”,
Santa Fe, NM
John Natsoulas Gallery, SOFA Art Fair, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill.
University of California Santa Cruz, “Nor Cal Clay”
University of Akron Art Gallery, Ohio, “All the Difference: Works in
Turman Larson Contemporary, Helena, Montana, “Northwest Figurative
Ceramic Sculpture”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California “30 Ceramic Sculptors” CCACA
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, “Dirty Dozen
Natsoulas Gallery, Louisville Convention Center, Louisville, Kentucky,
Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York “3Dc: Discover,
Define and Discuss Contemporary Craft”
2006 The UBS Art Gallery. New York, NY “Along the Way: MTA Arts for
Transit: 20 Years of Public Art
Oregon College of Art & Craft Hoffman Gallery in the Centrum Building.
Portland “Cruder”
The Parkland Art Gallery,Champaign, IL.“Biennial Ceramics Invitational”
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico “Tell Me a Story”
Oliver Art Center, Oakland California, “On Making”
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery, Alabama “Poetic
Expressions of Mortality”Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
Xen Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri, “Likeness / The Human Form in Clay”
2005 Santa Fe Clay, New Mexico, “Cups, Cups, Cups”
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Univ. “Fired At Davis: Ross Turk Collection”
Ice Box Project Space Philadelphia, PA. “Operation Rapid American
Withdrawal 1970-2005”
The Art Foundry Gallery. Sacramento, CA. “From Tiles to Totems”
Santa Fe Clay, New Mexico “American Masters 2000-2005”
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, “Vanitas: Transient Treasures”
Creative Alliance, Baltimore Maryland “Pygmalion’s Gaze Reimagined:
The Figure in Contemporary Ceramics
2004 The Union Gallery, University of California Davis, “The Eve Aesthetic”
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico, “Election 2004”
Mason Muller Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA. “The Fall Show”
Fuller Museum of Art, Lincoln, Mass. “The Perfect Collection: A Shared
Vision for Contemporary Craft
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, “The Nature of Craft and The
Penland Experience”
2003 Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. “The Plot Hill Collection of
Contemporary Art”
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico “Hundreds of Cups”
Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, Georgia, “Trans-mission”
2002 Univ. of Northern Iowa,UNI Gallery of Art,Cedar Falls,“Figured Ceramics”
University of Southern Maine, Art Gallery, Gorham “Pushing Clay”
Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina. “Relevance of Making”
Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago. Ill. , “Virginia Groot Award Recipients”
Woodbury Gallery at Utah Valley State College. “The 17th Annual 30
Ceramic Sculptors”
Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Mo., “The Body in Clay”(curated by Joe Bova)
Dirt Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, “Crude”5.
Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri “Fired Up”
2001 Yoju Livingware Gallery, Kyunggido, Korea “World Ceramic Exposition
2001 Korea”
Southwest Texas State Univ. San Marcos,TX,“NCECA WOCE
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. “Birds, Beasts and Little Fishes”
Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. “Private Eye”
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MASS, “Terrors and
Wonders: Monsters in Contemporary Art”
Benefit Auction for the Mendacino Art Center, CA. “The Genome Project”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “The Holiday Group Show”
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI. “Confrontational Clay,”
Springfield Museum of Art., Springfield, OH. “Confrontational Clay”
The Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.
“Confrontational Clay”
2000 Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. “Perching of the Soul”
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. “From the Fire: Figures in Ceramic”
The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC. “The Chasanoff
The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, “Confrontational Clay”
Philharmonic Center or the Arts, Naples, Fla.,“Confrontational Clay, the
artist as social critic”
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla., “Confrontational Clay, the
artist as social critic”
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO., “A Glimpse
of the Invisible” The NCECA 2000 Invitational Exhibition (catalog)
Encina Art Gallery, Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. “Heart of the
Future: part 3”
Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY., “Ruling Passions”
1999 b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA “Group Show”
Riley Hawk Gallery, Columbus, Ohio“Looking in the Mirror:
Aspects of Figurative Ceramics”
1998 Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA, “Drop/Add”
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA “More Than Clay” the Toki
Collection of Ceramics
Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “All Creatures Great & Small” (1986-1997)
Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “Thirty Ceramic Sculptors” (also 1986-1997)
SMUD building Lobby Gallery, Sacramento, CA. “Four on the Wall”
The Lef Foundation, St. Helena, CA.,”Sculptural Perspectives for the New
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, “More Than Clay: The Toki
Collection of Ceramics”
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. “More Than Clay: The Toki Collection”
1997 Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. “California State Univ. Sacto.
50th Anniversary Exhibition”
American River College Gallery, Sacto, CA. “Many People/ Many Media”
Oliver Art Center,Oakland, CA.“Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object”
Scripps Annual Invitational, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, L.V.“NCECA Clay National 1997”
Bally’s Las Vegas, Nevada, NCECCA,“Salt & Pepper”
Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. “Class Reunion: CSUS/50”
Udinatti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
SOFA Art Fair, Miami, Florida, Susan Cummins Booth
Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV. “New Movement in
Contemporary Lifesize Figurative Ceramic Sculpture”
Art Department Gallery, Santa Clara Univ., CA.“Ceramics Invitational”
Barton County Community College Shafer Art Gallery, Great Bend,
Kansas. “From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate”
1996 McDonough Museum of Art Youngstown State University, Youngstown,
Ohio. “From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate”
Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas, “From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate”
Western Washington University. Western Gallery. Bellingham, Washington
“From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate”
Canton Museum of Art, Canton,Ohio“From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate”
Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
K & E Gallery, New York, New York,“Alternation”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, A., “The Robert Arneson Tribute
The Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA., “Ceramic Figurative Art of NorCal”
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA., “Exposition of American Art”
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.,”L.A.. Modernism
Maple Hill Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA, “The second annual “Berkshire
Clay National”
Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA, “White Gallery Reunion Show”
University Art Gallery, Sonoma State Univ. Rohnert Park, CA. ,
“CLAY: Recent Ceramic Sculpture”
The Colorado College, Coburn Gallery, “American Figurative Clay”,
Colorado Springs, CO
1995 The Lamont Gallery. Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire,
“From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate”
Navy Pier, Chicago, SOFA Exposition.
IV Mostra Mercato, Faenza, Italy “La Ceramica Del ‘900”
Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. “Chicano/Latino Art”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “The Figure”
New Jersey Center for the Arts, Summit, New Jersey, “Myth and Reality”
1994 Los Angeles International Art Fair, “Art L.A.. Exposition, (also 1990-1993)
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York, “Tribute to
Robert Arneson: Changing the Face of American Ceramics”
Contemporary Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA. “Tastes and Trends”
Honolulu Academy of Arts HI, “2nd Annual Pacific Rim Sculpture
Conference Exhibit”
The Center of Northern Thai Handcrafts, Chaiing Mai, Thailand, “Tell Me
A Story”
Calcutta, India “Tell Me A Story” Mills Building, San Francisco, CA. (Through the Contemporary Craft
Museum) “Local Media; Within and beyond Traditions.”
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass. “CLAY Figure & Function”
Monique Knowlton Gallery /Kent, Kent, CT, “The Domestic Landscape”
Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. “Presence & Scale”
New Delhi, India “The Triennial, Tell Me A Story”, also in Calcutta and
1993 Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, “Small Scale Sculpture”
Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, “Nine
decades of California Craft”
Olone College, Fremont, CA, “Go Figure”
Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Academy Art Center at Linekona, Haawaii
“First Annual Pacific Rim Ceramic Sculpture”
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA., “Clay 19934: A National Survey”
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA, “The Next Generation”
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York, “M’aidez/Mayday”
California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA, “West Coast Clay”
I.D.E.A.. Gallery, Sacramento, CA., ‘Bout Bicycles”
The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, “Tell Me A Story”
Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center. UC, Davis, “Art Studio
Alumni Exhibition”
The Sterilization Plant, “San Pablo, CA., “New Year’s Group Exhibition”
Univ. Art Gallery, Calif State Univ. Hayward, “Large Scale Figuration”
1992 Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA,
“From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate: 16 Contemporary Sculptor/
San Diego State University, San Diego.CA. “Social Figuration”
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI., Sculpture/Glass, Sculpture/Clay
The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburg, PA. “Figurative Clay
California College of Arts & Crafts Gallery, Oakland, CA. “New Faculty”
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass., “The Sculptural Object”
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. “Holy Night”
1991 The American Craft Museum, N.Y., N.Y. “The Collector’s Eye” benefit Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, “Crocker/Kingsley-Centennial”
Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA., “Twenty-Five Years Celebration”
NCECA Conference, Tempe, AZ, “Minor Art by Major Artists”
Grand Canyon Univ., Phoenix, AZ, “The Human Forms as Mythical
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
“The Fourth International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition (catalog)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center,
Fullerton,CA,“Cultural Perspectives of the Nineties” (catalog”)
The Convention Center, L.A., CA., “Art of California Magazine Disco
Award Exhibit
1990 Allrich Gallery, S.F., CA, “The Figure”,an exhibition of collected work.
Koplin Gallery, The Convention Center, Los Angeles “The L.A.. Art Expo”
“The Fortress”, Savona, Italy, “National Ceramic Bienalle, Calif Sculptors”
The National Museum of Ceramic Art, “American Ceramic Sculpture”,
Baltimore, MD.
Susan Cummins Gallery, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, Chicago Navy
Pier, Chicago, Il,”Chicago International Exposition”
1989 Dinnerware, Tucson, AZ, “The Human Form as Mythical Vessel”
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y. “The 28th Ceramic National”
Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA,
“Fool’s Fantasy”
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI,”Surrealist Ceramics”
Allrich Gallery, San Francisco,CA. “Group Show”
Main Art Gallery, Visual Arts Center, California State University
Fullerton, “Contemporary Ceramics: The Artists of TB 9”
Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange, Georgia, “La Grange National XIV”
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, “Ceramic Traditions: The
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, N.Y., and L.A., CA., “The Portrait Pot”
Metropolitan Life Gallery, NY, NY “Ancient Explorations-5 Contemporary
Natsoulas/ Noveloso Gallery, Davis, CA. “Artists for Amnesty”
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, “First Perth
International Crafts Triennial”
Natsoulas/Noveloso Gallery, Davis, CA. “Drawing for Funk’s Sake!”
1988 Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA., “Group Show”
Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA., “Clay etc,. Works- On
The Wall/ Off The Wall”
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA. “Artists in Crisis Benefit”
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, “Imprimatur”
1987 Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK, “The Eloquent Object”
Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. “Invitational Exhibition: Ceramics 1987”
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, “What’s New: American Ceramics
Since 1900”
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; SF, CA. “Figurative Ceramic
Sculpture: Mother Earth”
Sacred Heart Schools, Menlo Park, CA, “Los Animales del Sol”
1986 Esther Saks Gallery, Chicago, Il., “interior Images”
Japan/American Exchange Exhibition, City Gallery, Kobe, Japan
Jay Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Sharpe Gallery, New York, N.Y. “Group Show”
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WIS.
“Romanticism and Cynicism on Contemporary Art”
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI., “Major Concepts: Clay”
1985 Hal Bromm, New York, New York. “New Sculpture”
The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Earth Transformed by Fire”
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA., “Imagination”
New Paltz Gallery, SUNY New Paltz, New York, “In The Eye of the
Beholder: A Portrait of Our Time”
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA,“Contemporary
American Ceramics: 20 Artists”
Allen Frumkin Gallery, New York, N.Y. “Outline/Cutout/Silhouette”
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA. “Satirical Art Since 1970”
Memorial Union Art Gallery, Davis, CA. “Multiple Viewpoints; Seven
Contemporary American Sculptors”
Puck Building, New York, N.Y., “I.C.I.. Tenth Anniversary Exhibition”
Himovitz/Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA., “Baker’s Dozen”
University Museum, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM “Recent
Ceramic Sculpture”
1984 Artist’s Space, New York, NY, “New Galleries From the Lower East Side”
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MASS. “Daniel Jacobs Collection, Imagined Icons”
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass., A Passionate Vision: The Daniel
Jacobs Collection
P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY, “The New Portrait”
Allen Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY., “Notes From the Underground”
Santa Barbara Gallery, New York, NY., UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA,
“Neo-York: report on a phenomenon”
1983 Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York., “Self Image”
Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY, “Sex!”
1982 Hecsher Museum, Long Island, N.Y., “Selections from the Daniel Jacobs


2017 Archie Brey Foundation, Helena, Montana, MT. Artist-in-Residence
2011 Special Judges Award, 9th International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan
2007 Pilchuck Glass Studio, Seattle, Washington, Artist-in-Residence
2006 Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan, Artist-In -Residence
2002 University of Akron, Myers School of Art Artist-in -Residence, Akron, Ohio
2001 Warhol Foundation/Penland School of Crafts Artist-in-Residence Award ,
2001 Wallace Alexander Gerbode Visual Arts Award
1997 Virginia Groot Foundation Award (1st place)
1994 California Arts Council Fellowship
1994 Nat’l Foundation for Advancement in Arts Residency in South FLA. (declined)
1992 Virginia Groot Award (2nd Place)
1991 Art of California Magazine Discovery Award (Gold & Bronze Medal)
1990 National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1986 National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1986 Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, Maine. Artist in Residence, (declined)
1985 Virginia Center for the Arts, Sweet Brier, VA. Artist in Residence (declined)
1984 National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1982 National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1982 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Artist-in-Residence
1981 University of Georgia, Athens Ford Foundation Junior Artist in ResidenceYour Content Goes Here