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ALBERT PFARR

Curriculum Vitae

SELECTED EXHIBTIONS

2019     Solo exhibition, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana

2018     Beyond Craft, Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Montana

2014     Solo exhibition, Huntington Museum: Walter Gropius Master Artist Series, West Virginia

2013      Korea Ceramic Foundation 2013 Biennial, Icheon, Korea

2012      Influences & Connections, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecome, Maine

2011     Recombine, Fuller Projects, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2008     Recombinations, solo exhibition, (catalog), Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO

2008     Albert Pfarr: Making Space. Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

2007     Albert Pfarr: Soluble Connections, solo exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, New York

2005     Material Attraction: Diverse Reactions, The Jacoby Arts Center, Alton, Illinois

2005     Building Blocks: Albert Pfarr, NCECA Tour De Clay, 5th Story Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2004     Washington University Faculty Exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

2004     1984-2004 Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri

2002     Albert Pfarr: Paradox, SLCC-Forest Park Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2002     Sculptural Clay Invitational (catalog), Daum Museum, Sedalia, Missouri

1999     Paper Pots II Invitational, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY

1997     Common Materials, Uncommon Ideas (catalog), Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

1996     Casts of Characters (catalog), John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1996     Watershed — Ten Years of Fire, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1995     Maine Coast Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Rockport, ME

1994     Recent Works from Arts/Industry (catalog), John Michael Kohler Arts

1994     Three Born, Zone Gallery, Springfield, MA, Center, Kohler, WI

1993     Group Exhibition of Past and Present Artists, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

COLLECTIONS

Judith Schwartz, Private Collection, New York, New York
Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
Indiana University, Bloomington
Huntington Museum, West Virginia
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Jun Kaneko, Private Collection, Omaha, Nebraska
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

SELECTED RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

California State University, Long Beach, California

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

VI National Contemporary Ceramic Session, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center-Denmark

University of Missouri–Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                        

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecomb, Maine

University of Massachusetts, Amherst      Russell Sage College, Troy, New York

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, Wisconsin

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, New York

Greenwich House Pottery, New York, New York

Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York

Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri

University of Alabama, New College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana


Grants:

VI National Contemporary Ceramic Session, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Funding for provided by Universidad Nacional de Misiones.

NCECA Artist-in-Residence for International Ceramic Research Center-Denmark. Grant provided for six-week international residency.

NCECA Emerging Artist and Conference Presenter. Chosen as one of six national Emerging Artists by National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts. Presented slide lecture at conference in Baltimore, MD.

Resident Artist, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI. Grant funded by National Endowment for the Arts.

PUBLICATIONS

Periodical. “Albert Pfarr: Equilibrium.” Ceramics Monthly, May 2014. Feature article.
Periodical. “7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale.” Ceramic Arts Yearbook and Annual Buyers Guide. Featured artist.
Newspaper. “We Three Things/In My Cups” by Leanne Shapton, The New York Times, Sept. 3, 2010.
Periodical. “Big and Breakable” by Kathleen Whitney, Sculpture magazine, Fall 2010
Periodical. “Albert Pfarr’s Large-Scale Ceramics,” by Elizabeth Reichert, Ceramics: Art & Perception, May 2009.
Periodical. “Recombinations,” American Craft, photo, Sept.  2008, New York, NY
Catalog essay. “Albert Pfarr: Tightrope Walker” by Kathleen Whitney, Daum Museum, catalog essay for Recombinations (solo show), Oct. 2008
Newspaper. “At A 50-Year-Old Art Center, All Things Clay” by Susan Hodara, The New York Times, June 4, 2007.
Periodical. “The Art of Albert Pfarr,” by Julie Stevenson. Ceramics Monthly, March 2006
Journal. “Albert Pfarr: Emerging Artist: Large-Scale Ceramics,” by Albert Pfarr, NCECA Journal, 2005.
Book. The Craft and Art of Clay by Susan Peterson. Chapter 7, “Highpoints in Ceramic History,” Pg. 274. Included in 3rd and 4th editions. Viking/Overlook Press, 2004.
Newspaper. “1984-2004 Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art,” review by Ivy Cooper. The Riverfront Times, Vol. 33, No. 41, Oct. 2004, St. Louis, MO.
Periodical. “Daum Museum of Contemporary Art,” by Joyce Lovelace. American Craft, Vol. 62, No. 3, June/July 2002, New York, NY.
Catalog essay. “Idiosyncrasies and Immortality: Artists and Clay,” by Sherry Cromwell-Lacy. Daum Museum Exhibition Catalog for Sculptural Clay Invitational, Jan. 2002, Sedalia, MO.
Book. Contemporary Ceramics by Susan Peterson. Chapter 4, “Architecture and Installation,” Pg. 81. Watson-Guptill Publishing Co., NY, NY. First printing, 2000.
Book. A Clay Lovers Guide to Making Molds by Pierce Clayton. Lark Ceramics Books, Asheville, NC, Pg. 108. First printing, 1997.
Periodical. “Art From the Earth,” by Linda G. Carton. Decor, Vol. 116, No. 6, June 1996, St. Louis, MO.
Newspaper. “A Family of Women, Each to Her Own Medium,” The New York Times, Art Review (noted as Abby Shahn’s assistant), Dec. 3, 1995.