Modern Art

Born in San Francisco, CA, USA, 1939
Lives and Works in San Francisco, CA, USA

Education
1961

BA

San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2017

Amended Testimony

Modern Art, London

Ice Breaker

Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015

Five O'Clock Shadow

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Chewing Gum Monuments

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2014

Peripheral Cognition

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, USA

2012

Odd Ball

Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium

2011

Hamiltoe

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Sleep Study

Lefebvre & Fils and Pierre Marie Giraud, Paris, France

2010

Sculpture

James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

Spit Shine

James Kelly Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

2009

Bookends, Weeromas, and Flareware

George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2008

Duo Mysto, Don Ed Hardy & Ron Nagle

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Ron Nagle is a Sweetheart

Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium

Ron Nagle: New Sculpture

George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006

Buddy Holly Center

Lubbock, TX, USA

Garth Clark Gallery

New York, NY, USA

2005

Natalie and James Thompson Gallery

San José State University, San José, CA, USA

Rena Bransten Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

Frank Lloyd Gallery

Santa Monica, CA, USA

2004

Rena Bransten Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

2003

Dolphin

Kansas City, MO, USA

Garth Clark Gallery

New York, NY, USA

2002

Variety Show

Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2001

Garth Clark Gallery

New York, NY, USA

2000

Perimeter Gallery

Chicago, IL, USA

1999

Rena Bransten Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

Garth Clark Gallery

New York, NY, USA

1998

Frank Lloyd Gallery

Santa Monica, CA, USA

1997

Revolution Gallery

Ferndale, MI, USA

1996

Garth Clark Gallery

New York, NY, USA

Byron Cohen / Lennie Berkowitz Gallery for Contemporary Art

Kansas City, MO, USA

Revolution Gallery

Ferndale, MI, USA

1995

Garth Clark Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Franklin Parrasch Gallery

New York, NY, USA

1993

Ron Nagle, A Survey Exhibition 1960-1993

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

1992

Bellas Artes Gallery

Santa Fe, NM, USA

Michael Himovitz Gallery

Sacramento, CA, USA

1991

Rena Bransten Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

1989

Charles Cowles Gallery

New York, NY, USA

1988

Rena Bransten Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

1985

Charles Cowles Gallery

New York, NY, USA

1984

Quay Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

Betsy Rosenfeld Gallery

Chicago, IL, USA

1983

Charles Cowles Gallery

New York, NY, USA

Delahunty Gallery

Dallas, TX, USA

1982

Quay Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

Greenberg Gallery

Saint Louis, MO, USA

1981

Charles Cowles Gallery

New York, NY, USA

1979

Currents 4

St. Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, USA

Matrix Gallery I

University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

1978

Adaline Kent Award Exhibition

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

1977

Yaw Gallery

Birmingham, MI, USA

1975

Quay Gallery

San Francisco, CA, USA

1968

Rolf Nelson Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dilexi Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2018

By Fire, Ceramic Works

Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Fire and Clay

Gagosian, Geneva, Switzerland

Handheld, in the series The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art Objects

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, USA

Jay DeFeo: The Ripple Effect

Le Consortium, Dijon, France, travelling to: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, USA

2017

Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, USA

Small Gifts from Big Donors – Part 3

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, USA

That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920-today

Tate St Ives, Cornwall

Spectral Hues: artists + color

Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA

2016

Between the Lines

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Based on a True Story: Highlights from the di Rosa Collection

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa, CA, USA

No Rules, No Rules

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Lighting the Fire: Ceramics and Education in the American West

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT, USA

The Campaign for Art: Contemporary

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

Pavlova’s Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists

Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ceramix: From Rodin to Schütte

La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Lineage: Mentorship & Learning

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, USA

2015

Blind Architecture

Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections

Newark Museum, NJ, USA

The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA

2014

Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions

Mills College Museum, Oakland, CA, USA

Color Shift

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

Ruth Braunstein: Focus on Clay

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, USA

Ron Nagle, George Ohr: Look Closer, Look Again

George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Eagle Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Travelled to Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, USA, and Canton Museum of Art, OH, USA

2013

Small is Beautiful

Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA

Burn These Eyes Captain, and Throw Them in the Sea!!

Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Recent Acquisitions · Select Works: The Contemporary Clay Collection

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS, USA

Grapevine, curated by Ricky Swallow

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale

Venice, Italy

2012

Le monde comme volonté et comme papier peint

Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Automaton

Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

Légèreté

Maison Particuliére, Brussels, Belgium

10! The First Decade

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, USA

2011

Contemporary Ceramics

DANESE/COREY, New York, NY, USA

Paul Clay

Salon 94, New York, NY, USA

Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection

RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

A Legacy Continued New Acquisitions from the Stéphane Janssen & R. Michael Johns Collection

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA

Everything You Can Imagine is Real

Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, USA

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts

American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, USA

Shifting Paradigms In Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

2010

TEFAF Showcase

Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Maastricht, Netherlands

2009

Electric Mud

Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA

Get with the Program

George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Not New Work: Vincent Fecteau Selects from the Collection

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

Down to Earth

Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek, Belgium, Brussels

Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2008

The Scholar's Eye: Contemporary Ceramics from the Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, USA

2007

Moon Proof Madness

Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, Canada

California Collections: Start Here

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, USA

The Enigmatic Object

George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Craft in America: Expanding Traditions

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, USA. Travelled to Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, USA

2006

One of a Kind - The Studio Craft Movement

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

(The coffee was very slow in coming.) An Exhibition of Cups

Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI, USA

A Ceramic Legacy: The Stephanie Janssen and R. Michael Johns Collection

Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ, USA

Ceram-a-Rama: California Dreamin'

Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ, USA

2005

Artist / Teacher / Artist

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA, USA

2004

25th Anniversary Exhibition

Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA, USA

2003

Postmodern Ceramics

Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO, USA

The Artful Teapot

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

2002

Ceramic Modernism

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

Poetics of Clay

Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland

USA Clay

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

West of Westermann

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Paper Cuts

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Made in California: Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1999

Bay Area Now II

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA

Eye Candy

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

1998

SOFA - 1998 NYC

Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, USA

Clay into Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA

More than Clay: The Toki Collection of Ceramics

Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, USA; Richmond Art Center, VA, USA

Points of Origin: Sources of Academic Influence

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1997

L'Chaim! A Kiddush Cup Invitational

Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA, USA

Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object

Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, USA

The Renwick at 25

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

REVOLUTION

314 W. Institute Place, Chicago, IL, USA

Abstract Expressionist Ceramics: Myth and Reality Revisited

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Third Annual Exposition of SOFA: Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art

Coconut Grove Conventions Center, Miami, FL, USA

Celebrating American Craft: American Craft 1975-1995

Danish Museum of Decorative Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

Homage to George Herriman

Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Minimalist Object

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1996

Made in Kent

Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH, USA

The Fine Art of Craft and Sculpture

Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

California Funk

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY, USA

SUM: Selections and Introductions

Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI, USA

Robert Arneson Tribute Exhibition

John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Fin de Siecle II, (Reinterpreting the 70's)

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Night of 101 Cups, Benefit for the Ceramic Arts Foundation

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY, USA

llustrious History: 1871 - Present

Montgomery Gallery and John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Sampling

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

East Bay Ceramic Artists

University Art Gallery, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA, USA

Clay: Recent Ceramic Sculpture

Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA, USA

1995

Discards

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA Spokane Art School and Momentum Gallery, Spokane, WA, USA

1994

Night of the Mosque

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Summer Group Show

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Commodities

Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Bay Area Ceramics

Bank of America Corporation Headquarters, San Francisco, CA, USA

Shrines, Symbols and Cherished Objects

Fuller Museum of Art, Boston, MA, USA

Here and Now, Bay Area Masterworks from the di Rosa Collections

Oakland Museum of California, CA, USA

Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Group Show from the Permanent Collection

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, USA

The Art Cup

Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ceramic Sculpture

Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO, USA

1993

93 Holiday Greetings and Wishes for 94

Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY, USA

1992

Contemporary Uses of Wax & Encaustic

Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA

1990

Functional Fantasy

Transamerica, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rituals of Tea XI

Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Vessels: From Use to Symbol

American Craft Museum, New York, NY, USA

Buildings with Clay

Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, USA

Ceramics for the Marer Collection

Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, USA

Bay Area Sculptors of the 1960's: Then and Now

Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

1989

Surface and Form

National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore, MD, USA

American Clay Artists

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, USA

1988

Greenwich House Permanent Collection

Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, USA

Expression in Color, Ceramics

New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, USA

From the Permanent Collection

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, USA

OSO Bay Biennial

Corpus Christi State University, TX, USA

1987

American Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical

American Craft Museum, New York. Travelled to Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, USA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, USA; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, USA; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, USA

Bronze, Plaster and Polyester

Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase

Seattle Art Museum. Travelled to Portland Art Museum, OR, USA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA; Gibson Gallery, Potsdam College, New York, NY, USA; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, USA; Santa Barbara Museum, CA, USA

Gallery Group Exhibition

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, USA

The Eloquent Object

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK, USA. Travelled to Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, USA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, USA; Orlando Museum of Art, FL, USA; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, USA

American Ceramics Now: The 27th Ceramic National Exhibition

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. Travelled to American Craft Museum, New York, NY, USA; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, USA; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, USA; Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH, USA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL, USA

Shoebox Show

Art Store Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA

1986

American Potters Today

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Art Department Faculty Retrospective Exhibition

Mills College, Oakland, CA, USA

Abstract Energy Now

Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, USA

New Views

Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

Featured Artists of N.E.C.A. 1986

Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX, USA

Pacific Connections,

University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, CA, USA

Sculpture

Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

1985

Fired Clay: Vessel and Image

Greenberg Gallery, Saint Louis, MO, USA

M. Lee Fatherree Photographs of Artists

Concourse Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA, USA

Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980

Oakland Museum of California, CA, USA

Organic Abstractions

Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, USA

Ceramics: An American Survey,

Museo de Cerámica, Barcelona, Spain

Past Models, Future Shapes

Sun Valley Center Gallery, Ketchum, ID, USA

Clay

Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, USA

California Sends Her Best

Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO, USA

Surface / Function / Shape: Selections from the Earl Millard Collection

University Center Gallery, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

The 20th Century: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection

San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, CA, USA

1984

The Dilexi Years: 1958-1970

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, USA

Preview

Sarah Squeri Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Contemporary Ceramic Vessels: Two Los Angeles Collections (The Betty Asher Collection The Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Collection)

Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, USA

A Passionate Vision: Selections from the Daniel Jacobs Collection

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, USA

1983

Selections of Contemporary Drawings

Glastonbury Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

California Clayworks: Selections from the Permanent Collection

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

California Clay in the Rockies

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO, USA

Who's Afraid of American Pottery?

Museum of Contemporary Art, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Contemporary Clay Sculpture: The Daniel Jacobs Collection

Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, USA

1982

Northern California Art of the Sixties

de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, CA, USA

American Clay II

Meredith Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD, USA

Twenty American Artists: Sculpture 1982

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

Miniatures '82

Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, USA

1981

Polychrome

Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA

California Innovations

Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA. Travelled to Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA, USA

Centering on Contemporary Clay

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, USA

Clay

Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI, USA

1980

Sculpture in California 1975-1980

San Diego Museum of Art, CA, USA

Betty Asher's Cups

Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, USA

The Vessel

Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA

Continental Clay Connection

Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

The Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

A Century of Ceramics in the U.S.

Everson Museum, New York, NY, USA

West Coast Ceramics

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1978

Foundations in Clay

Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1977

Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture

William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

1976

American Crafts, 1976

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA

1975

Super Mud

Carborundum Museum of Crafts, Niagara Falls, NY, USA

1974

California Ceramics and Glass Second Annual Cup Show

Oakland Museum of California, CA, USA

David Stuart Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Fred and Mary Marer Collection

Scripps College, Claremont, CA, USA

1973

Thinking, Touching, Drinking Cup Show Invitational

Kyoto, Japan

1972

Cup Show

David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Travelled to Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, USA

A Decade of Ceramic Art: The Joseph Monsen Collection

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, USA

1971

Coffee, Tea & Other Cups

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, USA

1970

Teacups, Teapots, Gorillas, Etc.

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Objects: U.S.A.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

1968

American Craftsmen Invitational

Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

1966

Abstract Expressionist Ceramics

University of California, Irvine. Travelled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA

1965

New Ceramic Forms

Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY, USA

1963

Work in Clay by Six Artists

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, USA

1962

Three Potters

Lewis Vidal Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, USA