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colby-sawyer faculty

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Areas of Expertise

• Studio ceramics
• Ceramic history
• East Asian art history
• Japanese language and culture

Select Exhibitions

• Kosei-in Temple, Two-Person Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, scheduled for fall 2013
• Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, Pavilion for Japanese Art, Photographic Images of the Tsushima River Festival, winter-spring 2012
• The Fells-John Hay Estate, Art in Nature, Sculpture Exhibition, summer 2011
• Colby-Sawyer College, Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Art Faculty Review Exhibitions, annually
• Kosei-in, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, spring-summer 2010
• Colby-Sawyer College, Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Alumni, Faculty and Faculty Emeriti Art Exhibition and Auction, fall 2009
• Chi-Lin, “Three in Clay,” Meredith, NH, summer 2009
• John Molloy Gallery, “The Studio Potter Collection,” NY, NY, spring 2009
• Project Sunshine, “Art with a Heart,” Two-Person Show, spring 2009
• McGowan Fine Art, “Unearthed II,” Group Exhibition, spring 2009
• Mudfire Gallery and Art Center, “Asheville in Atlanta,” Invitational Three-Person Exhibition, Decatur, GA, fall 2008
• Barro Sin Plomo, Group Exhibition, Organized by Dartmouth College and Sculpture Fest, Woodstock, VT, summer 2008
• University of North Carolina at Asheville, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Faculty Review Art Exhibition, Asheville, NC, fall 2007
• ArtSpace, Group Exhibition – Time Based Animation and Ceramics, Raleigh, NC, fall 2007
• Celadon Gallery, Three-Person Show, Watermill, NY, summer 2007
• Machiya, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, summer 2007
• The Studio Potter Collection Exhibition, Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Colby-Sawyer College, Group Exhibition, fall 2006
• The Kimball Jenkins Estate, Two-Person Show, Concord, NH, fall 2006
• Penland School of Crafts Gallery, “Ethos: Craft and Social Conscience”; and Instructor Exhibition, Penland, NC, summer 2006
• Kosei-in, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, fall 2005
• Alliance for Visual Art (AVA), Two-Person Show, Lebanon, NH, fall 2005
• The Fells: John Hay Estate, Two-Person Show, Newbury, NH, summer 2005
• Celadon Gallery, Two-Person Exhibition, Water Mill, NY, summer 2004
• Currier Museum of Art, “Ceramic Artists of New England,” Group Exhibition, summer, 2004
• Kosei-in, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, summer, 2004
• Dartmouth College, Barrows Rotunda, Solo Exhibition, Hanover, N.H., fall 2003
• Gallery Chizu, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, summer 2003
• Tokai Gallery, Three-Person Exhibition, Boston, Mass., summer 2002
• Flickinger Arts Center, Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N.H., fall 2002
• The Galletly Gallery of Art, New Hampton School, 2-Person Show, New Hampton, N.H., winter 2002
• Gallery Chizu, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, fall 2001
• Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, Colby-Sawyer College, Faculty Review Exhibitions, New London, N.H., Annually, 1990 - Present
• Gallery Konishi, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, summer 2001
• Library Arts Center, Group Exhibition, Newport, N.H., summer 2000
• The River Valley Club, Two-Person Exhibition, Hanover, N.H., summer 2000
• Salve Regina University Gallery of Art, Group Exhibition, Newport, RI. fall 1999
• Gallery Sesshudo, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, May 1999
• New England College, Gallery of Art, “Translations,” 2-Person Exhibition, Henniker, N.H., fall 1998
• Newport Library Arts Center, Group Exhibition, Newport, N.H., summer 1998
• The New Hampshire Institute of Art, “New Hampshire Wood Fired Ceramics,” Manchester, N.H., summer 1997
• Old York Historical Society, “Forms and Function,” York Harbor, Maine, summer 1997
• Edwards Gallery of Art, Holderness School, Two-Person Exhibition, Holderness, N.H, spring 1996
• Gallery Machiya, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, fall 1996
• Peabody Museum, Group Exhibition, Salem, Mass., summer 1995
• Gallery Tsukasa, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, summer 1994
• Colby-Sawyer College, “The Year of American Crafts,” Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery, New London, N.H., winter 1993
• Ten Arrow Gallery, Group Exhibition, Cambridge, Mass., fall 1992
• Manchester Institute for Arts and Sciences, Group Exhibition, Manchester, N.H., November 1990
• Gallery Tsukasa, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, fall 1990
• Planet Blue Gallery of Art, Solo Exhibition, Kobe, Japan, fall 1990
• Harvard East Asian Program, Boston Children's Museum, Solo Exhibition, Boston, Mass., spring 1990
• Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, “Japanese Crafts - New England.” A two-year traveling invitational exhibition to New England Museums: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Bates College Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, 1988-1990
• Ann Winston Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York, N.Y., December 1988
• University of New Hampshire, Art Gallery, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Juried Exhibition, Durham, N.H., October 1988
• “Living with Crafts Exhibition,” Group Exhibition, Sunapee, N.H., 1988 & 1989
• Currier Gallery of Art, “New Artists - The Gloria Whitcher Invitational,” Manchester, N.H., November 1987
• Gallery 33, Solo Exhibition, Portsmouth, N.H., July 1987
• Art Space Torokugo, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, July 1986
• Tachikichi Invitational, Group Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, April 1986
• Kyoto City Museum of Art, Graduate Student Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, March 1986
• Gallery Beni, Solo Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, November 1985
• Seikado Gallery, Group Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, June 1985
• Takashimaya, Daimaru and Isetan Department Stores, Ceramics displayed with Tsuruya Yoshinobu confectionery, Tokyo, Japan, June 1985
• Gallery Origino, Group Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, April 1985
• Gallery Katou, Three-Person Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, December 1984
• The Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Portsmouth, N.H., September 1983

Recent Activities

• Co-Curator, Gerry Williams: A Life in Clay, Retrospective Exhibition, Mugar Art Gallery, fall 2011
• Colby-Sawyer College Ceramics, Empty Bowls Projects, 2006-present
• Visiting Fulbright Artist-Scholar, Fulbright Specialist Fellowship, Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan, spring-summer 2009 • Kyoto Cumulus 2008 Conference Presenter, “The Greening Studio: A Model for Creativity, Sustainability and Community,” Kyoto, Japan, spring 2008
• Visiting Research Professor, Department of Art, University of North Carolina Asheville, 2007-2008 (academic year)
• Visiting Professor, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry; Exotic Materials Institute, 2005-06 (sabbatical year)
• Penland School of Crafts, “Social Justice in Clay,” Penland, NC, Instructor, summer 2006
• Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Guest Lecturer, summer 2006
• Stanford East Asian Studies Center, Kyoto, Japan, Guest Lecturer, winter 2005-06
• American International School, New Delhi, India, Guest Lecturer, winter 2005-06
• International School Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand, Guest Lecturer, winter 2005-06
• School of Visual Arts, NY, NY, Guest Lecturer, fall 2005 - 2008
• Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, Guest Lecturer, summer 2004
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY, Guest Lecturer, spring 2004
• Dartmouth College, Ceramics Program, Visiting Artist, winter 2004
• Celadon Gallery, Watermill, NY, Visiting Artist, summer 2004
• Colby-Sawyer College Ceramics, Empty Bowls Projects, 2003-present
• Curator, Selections from the Studio Potter Collection, John Molloy Gallery, NY, NY, spring 2009
• Studio Potter Journal, Board of Directors, fall 2000–2009

Publications

• “Gerry Williams: A Life in Clay, Retrospective Exhibition, “ Catalogue, consulting editor and designer, Mugar Art Gallery, fall 2011
• “Speaking in Clay Sutras: The Ceramics of Vineet Kacker,” Studio Potter Journal, Article: fall 2007 • “Visiting Shigaraki,” Studio Potter Network, fall 2001
• “Perspectives,” National Public Radio, Commemorating the Hibakusha. Simultaneous translation for Mr. Terumi Tanaka, Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Survivor, 1996
• “The Art and Craft of Raku Ceramics,” New Hampshire Crossroads with host Fritz Weatherbee, New Hampshire Public Television, summer 1993
• Narration, Studio Potter magazine, 1987-1990
• “An American Potter in Japan,” The Keirin Journal, April 1985
• “Visiting Shigaraki,” Studio Potter Network, Autumn 2001
• “The Art and Craft of Raku Ceramics,” New Hampshire Crossroads with host Fritz Weatherbee, New Hampshire Public Television, summer 1993
• Narration, Studio Potter magazine, 1987-1990
• “An American Potter in Japan,” The Keirin Journal, April 1985

Education

• C.A.G.S./M.F.A., Kyoto City University of Fine Arts, Graduate School, 1986
• B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1982