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|BORN:||January 16, 1959, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|1983-85||Master of Fine Arts, University of California at Davis|
|1983 Summer||Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME|
|1982-83||Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland|
|1979-82||Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Davis|
|1977-79||California State University at Sacramento|
|ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS|
|2016||Avenue 50 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA|
|2015||The Robert Else Gallery, Califronia State Universtiy Sacramento|
|2015||Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA|
|2015||Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA|
|2013||Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA|
|Tony Natsoulas and Jeff Nebeker, James Snidle Fine Arts, Chico, CA|
||Sacramento State University Union Gallery|
|2011||Tony Natsoulas and Mark Bryan, James Kaneko Gallery, American River College, Sacramento, CA|
|2010||Lee Kavaljian and Tony Natsoulas, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|2007||Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|2005||James Snidle Fine Art, San Francisco, CA|
|Pence Gallery, Davis, CA|
|2004||James Snidle Fine Arts, Chico, CA|
|2003||Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA|
|2002||Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA|
|2001||Oakland Museum Downtown Sculpture Court, Oakland, CA|
|B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|2000||Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|1999||Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|1997||Patricia Sweetow, Napa, CA|
|1996||Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|1994||Beuhler Alumni Center, UC Davis, CA|
|American River College Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|1993||The Landis Gallery, Berkeley, CA|
|1992||University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA|
|1990||California State University, Chico, CA|
|1989||Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA|
|1987||Himovitz/Salomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA|
|1986||Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA|
|1985||Gorman Museum, University of CA at Davis, Masters Exhibition|
|1984||Davis Art Center, Davis, CA|
|TEACHING AND WORK EXPERIENCE:|
|2015 Spring||Adjuct Professor, California State University Sacramento|
|2011 Ongoing||Curator at Blue Line Arts|
|Ongoing||Alpha Fired Arts, Instructor|
|2011-2013||Curator at The Shimo Center for the Arts.|
|2006 Spring||Visiting Artst, The Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park, Japan|
|2004 Spring||Penland School of Art, Penland, NC|
|1990 - Ongoing||Various national workshops and private studio classes|
|1989||Instructor in Ceramics, Butte College, Oroville, CA|
|1987 Spring||Visiting Artist in Ceramic Sculpture and Pottery, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio|
|1985-1987||Lecturer in Ceramics, California State University, Stanislaus|
|1986 Spring||Lecturer in Modern Art History, California State University, Stanislaus|
|1983-1985||Teaching Assistant in Ceramic Sculpture, Glaze Calculation, Beginning Sculpture, and Beginning Ceramics.University of California at Davis|
|1984 Spring||Ceramic Department's Technician, University of California at Davis|
|1984||Gallery Assistant, Memorial Union Gallery, University of California|
|1982-1983||Ceramic Department's Technician, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland|
|1981||Visiting Artist, The Can building, Syracuse, NY|
Assistant Ceramic Technician, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
|2014||Nominated for Artist of the Year by the Sacramento Arts and Business Council|
|2005||Recipient of the "Community Arts Award, Pence Art Gallery, Davis CA|
|2004||Named by the Smithsonian as one of the top 100 craft artists in the United States|
|2000||Recipient of the “Key to the City”, 2000, Lake Charles, Louisiana|
|1998||"New Works" Grant by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission|
|2016||Modesto School District|
|2015||Blue Line Arts|
|2014||Futures High School, North Highlands, CA|
Blue Line Arts
Sacramento City College
|2011||American River College
Crocker Art Museum
|2007|| California Art Education Association,
Sacramento County Corrections, Sacramento, CA
|| Delta College,
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Mother Earth, Sunnyvale, CA
College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Community Center, Sonoma, CA
California Art Education Association , Sacramento, CA
Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
|2004|| Rossmoor Senior Ceramic Club, Walnut Creek, CA
Alpha Ceramics, Sacramento, CA
Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California
College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
|2001|| Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, NV
College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
|2000|| Center School Art Center, Lake Charles, LA
College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
|1996||College of the Arts, Oakland, CA|
|1998 - 2002||California State Fair, Sacramento, CA|
|2016||Private Commission to create a lifesize piece for Susan McClatchy, Sacramento, Ca|
|2013||Private Commission to create a large portrait of Robert Arneson for Candice Groot, Evanston, IL|
|2008||Commissioned by the City of Stockton, Ca to sculpt 3 painted bronze sculptures for the Stribley Community Center|
|2007||Commissioned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to sculpt 3 painted bronze sculptures for Granite Park.|
|2006||Commissioned by The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission to sculpt 4 bronze sculptures for Tahoe Tallac Little League Park.|
|2003||Commission by the Pride of Sacramento to embellish a fiberglass lion for Lion Safari|
|2002||Commissioned by Odyssey Winery to sculpt two large murals, Chico, CA|
|2000||Private commission to create a large bust portrait of Miles Davis for L. A. Collector.|
|1999||Private commission to create a large bust portrait of Babe Ruth for Sacramento Collector.|
|1996||Corporate commission granted by the Hahn Corp. to sculpt six over life size figures in fiberglass at the Downtown Plaza Mall, Sacramento|
|1995||Commissioned to design a T-shirt for the Japanese comic book "Morning" (circulation one million readers a week)|
|1994||Private Commission to sculpt a portrait head of Russ Solomon (Founder of Tower of Records)|
commission granted by the Hahn Corporation
of San Diego to sculpt a life-sized bronze
"Balancing act, too" in the renovated Downtown Plaza K Street Mall in Sacramento, CA.
|1992||Private commission to create a ceramic life-sized figure for Ronna Isaacs of Chicago, IL|
|1991||Commissioned by Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Friedman to create an outdoor ceramic sculpture on balcony of their home, Beverly Hills.|
Corporate commission granted by Park side Properties for creating three life-sized ceramic sculptures of various musicians, entitled "Simultaneous Melodies" and are installed on the balcony of Lamp Lighters Square in Davis. (Site specifically created)
|1988||Public commission granted by the City of Sacramento for a life-sized painted bronze sculpture of a golfer in a water trap. "This Is Not a Game" is of a golfer and the functional water fountain which is installed at the Bing Maloney Golf Course, Sacramento. (Site specifically created)|
|1987||Private commission to create a functional fountain and ceramic life-sized sculpture of Neptune. Installed in the garden of Mr. & Mrs. Day of Turlock, CA|
|1986||Public commission granted by the City of Davis, California to sculpt two life-sized bronze figures entitled "the Joggers" installed in front of the Davis Police Department. (Site specifically created)|
Character Studies: Clay from the Collection, San Jose Art Muesum, CA
"Best in Kind", Smith Anderesn Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
The Mask show, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento City College
Slant Step Show, The Nelson Gallery, Davis CA
“8 x 8 = Small and Great”, Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
"A Seed Planted: A Tribute to Robert Arneson,", Davis Art Center, TSAO Gallery, Davis, CA
"In Our Time and Place, Selections from the di Rosa Collection"
The Library Gallery, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA
|2008||“The grand ceramics theater”, MIAAO - Museo
Internazionale delle Arti applicate Oggi,
"Confentaional Ceramics" Westchesterfield Art Center, Westchesterfield, NY
“Bling”, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NW
"Human Form in Clay - the
Minds Eye", Shizuoka art gallery in Tokyo
Playing Around: Toys Designed by Artists, Hearst Art Gallery, Moraga, Ca
"Hidden in Plan Sight", Stellar Art From the Area Collections. Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
"Over the Edge", Gallery of Urban Art, Emeryville, CA
"Narrative Clay", V. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Show", Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
"The Eve Aesthetic: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture by Artists from TB9, 1963-2003", Memorial Union Gallery, UC Davis, CA
"Multiples", Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA
"The Funk show", Sacramento International Airport
packages", Julie Baker Gallery, Grass Valley, CA
"Dog eat Dog", Excentrique Gallery, Sacramento, CA
National 2000", Chicago
Cultural Center, Chicago, IL and Crocker
Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
"Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow", Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
"CERAMICS- Bay Area and Beyond", A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
"The Figure" Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Acquisitions", Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
"Telling Tales", Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (Poster)
"Angels", Elena Zass Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
"Ceramic National 2000", Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (Catalog)
National 2000", Everson Museum,
Syracuse, NY (Catalog)
"Ceramic Group Show", A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
"From the fire: Figures in Ceramic", Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
"Fred and Tony Show", Center School Art Center, Lake Charles, LA
Show", Mobilia Gallery,
"Group Show", One Bush Street, San Francisco, CA
"Censored!" A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
"Rendezvous 99!" Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska (Catalog)
"Feats of Clay", Glading Mcbean, Lincoln, CA
Toki Collection", Richmond art Center, Richmond, CA
"Sculpture" Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA
"Forms" Terrain, San Francisco, CA
"Feats of Clay", Gladding Mcbean, Lincoln, CA
"Sculpture walk", Yerba Buena Gardens, S. F., CA
Expressions", Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento
"Hot Tea" del Mono Gallery , Los Angeles, CA"
Dreams", Christensen Heller Gallery, Oakland, CA
"A Madcap Teapot Party at the Renwick", Smithsonian, Washington, D.C
"Ceramics in Northern California", Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
"Generations: The Lineage of Influence in Bay Area Art", Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
"Cup as Metaphor ll.", Sybris Gallery, Royal Oaks, MI
The Great American Pastime" George Krevsky Fine Art, S.F.,
"The Blooty and Squirmy Show" Big Art Gallery, Sacramento
"Group Show", Obsidion Gallery, Tucson, AZ
is..", The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, CA
"Four Views of Sculpture", Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
"69th Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition" Crocker Museum, Sacramento
"Robert Arneson, Changing the Face of American Ceramics, A Tribute" Kingsbourough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Studio Alumni &
Faculty" UCD Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center, Davis CA
"L.A. You're Driving Me Wild" Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Tea Time" Babb/Himovitz Gallery, Cambria, CA
"America" Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
Anniversary Exhibition" Crocker Art Museum
"Sculptural Perspectives for the Nineties" Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, Ca
"Cup: As a Metaphor" Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
National Museum of Ceramic Arts, Baltimore, MD
"The San Francisco Blues Show" - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery
"The Making of a Legend: Chief Seattle's Reply" - Hatley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Anthony Natsoulas & Roberta Loach" - Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
"Four Ceramic Sculptors" Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan
"Figurative Ceramics" - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Are Forever; Artists and Writers on Baseball", Oakland Museum, Oakland,
"Capitol a'la cArte" - California State Capitol, Sacramento
"Contemporary Ceramics, The Artists of TB-9" - Main Gallery California State University at Fullerton, CA
"Genre; People Doing Everyday Things" - Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College, Cuppertino, CA
Juried Annual Exhibition" Crocker Museum,
"Three Decades of Art in Davis" - Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
Exhibition" - National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
Laura Russo Gallery, Portland,
"Third Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition" San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas
"Mother Earth, Perpetual Source of Life" The San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Visiting Artists" - Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio
Bridge" - City Gallery, Kobe, Japan
"Eccentric Imagery" - Berkeley Art Center, CA. Traveled to Ek'ymose Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France; Caroline Corre Gallery, Paris, France; and the Centre D'Action Culturelle De St.-Brieuc, France
"West Coast Ceramics" - Walnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA
20 Artists" - Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport
"Gala Exhibition & Auction" - Independent Curators, N.Y.C.
"Crocker-Kingsley Annual Juried Exhibition", Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
|CATALOGS, MAGAZINES AND BOOKS|
|500 Figures in Clay, Larks books. Pages 47 and 176 2014
Humor in Craft, Brigitte Martin, Page 131, Book 2012
Sacramento Bee, Art review: Ceramics of pals Natsoulas, Kavaljian at Solomon Dubnick
Sacramento Bee From Robert Arneson, a legacy of art and humor By Dixie Reid, the Ticket, Friday, Jan. 8, 2010
Ceramics Monthly, December 8, 2009 Build, Cast, Carve: The Sculptor’s Life
Confrontational Ceramics, Book, Page 246, By Judith S. Schwartz. 2008
CA Modern Magazine Home run pursuits, Spring issue 2008
Atomic Ranch, Book 2006
Natomas Magazine, front cover and article. June Issue.
American Style Magazine, "Tony and Donna's Amazing Technicolor Dream House", Pages 66-75. by Margaret Lucke, Article and photos. August 2005
Atomic Ranch Magazine, "Streng Theory", Pages 40-46, Article and Photos. by Bromley Davenport. Summer 2005
"A Conversation With Anthony Natsoulas", Solano Magazine, Celebrates the Arts section. Picture on the cover and article. November 2004
"500 Figures in Clay", Larks Books, pages 342-343.
Ceramics: Art and Perception, "Tony Natsoulas, Camping it up", by Scott Shields with Photos. March 2003, Pages 74-75
Ceramics Monthly, "Tony Natsoulas' Barococo", Article and Photos. March 2003, Pages 76-77
American Style Magazine, "Barococo", Article and Photos. March 2003
Kerameiki Techni, International Ceramic Art Review "Barococo: Ceramiques by Tony Natsoulas, Article and Photos.Sept. 2002.Pages 65-69.
Artweek Magazine, "Tony Natsoulas at the Crocker Art Museum" by Brian Elsasser, Article and Photo. November 2002. Pages 13 and 14.
Sacramento Bee, "Art: Now and then, the 1700s", Crocker pairs long-dead engraver, living sculptor who share a theme By Victoria Dalkey -- Bee Art Correspondent (Published Jul. 26, 2002)
American Craft Magazine, "Tony Natsoulas Portrays...", Article and Photos. Dec. 2001 Page 51 to 53.
Niche Magazine, Article and Photos. Page 8. and 42. Winter 2001
Everson National 2000, Exhibition catalog. Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
The Sacramento Bee, "Ceramic busts shine with familiar faces" By Victoria Dalkey Bee Art Correspondent (Published April 11, 1999)
Hands in Clay 11, An Introduction to Ceramics. Charlotee Speight 1989-1999, Chapter 11, Color Plate 40.
Hands in Clay 111, An Introduction to Ceramics. Charlotee Speight 1989-1999, Chapter 11, Color Plate 40.
Hands in Clay 1V, An Introduction to Ceramics. Charlotee Speight 1989-1999, Chapter 11, Color Plate 40.
Hands in Clay V, An Introduction to Ceramics. Charlotee Speight 1989-1999, Chapter 11, Color Plate 40.
Design in Ceramics, Larks Books, 1998
Asphalt Nation, By JANE HOLTZ KAY
Nouvel Object ll Color Photos & Article, Seoul, Korea 1997
Nouvel Object lll Color Photos & Article, Seoul, Korea 1997
Morning Magazine, Color Photos, Article . Tokyo, Japan 1996
Design with Light, Wanda Jankowski, page 85, color photo.
Ceramics Monthly, "From the Feet Up" page 68-69, June, July, August 1995.
Bicycle Magazine, Bill Strickland, " The Art of Cycling", page 23, June 1993.
American Ceramics, Bruce Nixon, "Anthony Natsoulas" February 1992
Bass Player Magazine, color photo, page 6, June 1992.
Ceramics Monthly. Barbara Milman, "Thirty Ceramic Sculptors" January 1990
Sunset Magazine, "Cow Town?" page 95, color photo, October 1988.
Sculpture Magazine, Commission section, Color photo and description, March - April 1994 p. 36
International Crafts. (Ed. Martina Magetts). 1991. Publisher: Thames & Hudson p 46
"California Works." California State Fair 1991. Exhibition catalog, 1991, Award of Excellence P. 26
"Sculptural Perspectives For the Nineties." Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA. Exhibition catalog, 1991. p. 13, 39, 51. 54.
"Thirty Years of TB-9: A Tribute to Robert Arneson" Gallery Exhibition catalog, 1991,
The Kingsley Art Club Centennial: A Tribute Exhibition." Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. Exhibition catalog, 1991 pp. 10, 17, 28.
Contemporary Ceramics, The Artists of TB-9. Elaine Levin, Exhibition Catalog, Main Art Gallery, Visual Art Center, California State University, Fullerton, pp. 25, 38-39, 1989.
Contemporary American Craft Art, A collectors' Guide, Barbara Mayer, Chapter 3, Page 65, 1988.
Third Annual Monarch Tile National Martha Wittstruck Competition, Exhibition Catalog, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas. April-May 1988.
Juried Members Exhibition. Jay Lacouture, Exhibition Catalog. National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon. March 1988.
Art Bridge. Nakajima Tokuhiro, Curator of Hyogo Prefectual, Museum of Modern Art Kobe, Japan Exhibition Catalog. City Gallery, Kobe, Japan. Oct. 1986.
Eccentric Imagery Mare'chal-Workman, Andree, Canseratice, Berkeley Art Center Eccentric Imagery Exhibition Catalog. Traveling Exhibition: Berkeley to France. Oct. 1986
"Contemporary American Ceramics, Twenty Artists", Karen McReady, Exhibition Catalog, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA. May 3- July 8, 1985.
Art News Magazine. "Introductions '86", October 1986. page 35, Exhibition Catalog. 31st Annual. Patterson Sims, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA. July 1984.
"A Passionate Vision: Contemporary Ceramics from the Daniel Jacobs Collection."
Maria and Lazarus, Eleanor Friedrich, Exhibition Catalog. DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, April 1984.
Clay Works: A National Ceramic Photo Documentary and Work Shop. Indiana Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Indiana.1983 "American Ceramic Sculpture" national Museum of Ceramic Art. Poster and bio September 11 December 30, 1990.
The California Art Review. Lee Krantz, Pages 885, 8868, 904.
Sacramento Bee, Julie Howard,
"Natsoulas captures the lighter side of life"
Oct. 21, 1993 Page 16
Artweek. "West Coast Clay" The New Breed" April 22, 1993.
Artweek. "Contemporary Figurative Sculpture" April 8, 1993, p. 19.
Los Angeles Times, Nancy Kapitanoff, "Imaginative Exhibit Maps L.A.'s Love-Hate Relationship with Cars." August 2, 1991
The Stockton Record. "Anthony Natsoulas Has Fun with Clay" - March 13, 1992, F-3 photo and review.
UC Davis Magazine. "Artifish" by Marti Childs. p. 26-27. Vol. 9, No.2. Winter 1991.
Artweek. Cheryl White, "Anthony Natsoulas" October 17, 1991 p.2 photo; p. 15 story and photos.
O&E (Michigan) "Showing Sculpture", January 4, 1990, p. 12E
Step n' Out. "Tony Natsoulas/Clay Logic" by Rhufe Walker p. 8-9. 1990.
The Detroit Monitor. "She's Just Trying to Get Ahead!" Cover photo and story. April 28, 1988.
Artweek. Saunthy Singh, "Lively Ceramic Sculpture." September 27, 1986, p.4.
San Francisco Examiner. Al Morch, "Anthony Natsoulas' Feats of Clay Go to Your Head. July 22, 1986. Page 1 and E3.
The San Diego Union. Robert L. Pincus, "Museum Exhibits Some Evocative Feats of Clay." June 2, 1985, p. E-6.
NEC, Japanese T.V.
KVIE, Centeral Vallery Chronicles