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PHARIS, MARK
PHARIS, MARK
WISCONSIN
Functional pots have been a source of curious and engaging problems for many years. The nature of pots is complex and is disclosed over time. Use and its connection to the domestic arena constitute the framework and context in which I work. The themes provided by function are familiar – vases, cups, teapots, etc. Each provides a framework for a longer and less obvious list of concerns which include in no particular order; interactivity, material, chemistry, the realm of ideas, metaphor, formal constitution, social and cultural context, the pot's relationship to "fine art", and function as "idea” - the list goes on. The intricate relationships between daily activity, domestic life, and the remarkable experiences found in the studio, reveal and renew.

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
1967-1971
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
2004-2007
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
1998 - 2004
Department of Art, U of MN- Minneapolis, Chair
1985-1997
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Professor, Department of Art 1996
Associate Professor, Department of Art Fall-1988
Assistant Professor, Professor Department of Art 1985
1980-85
Winona State University, Winona, MN
(part-time, a quarter-time position to begin with, it was two-
thirds when I resigned. Teaching ceramics and sculpture.)

EXHIBITIONS
2012
Two-person, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Two-person, Red Lodge, MT
Group, Lacoste Gallery, New Work, Concord, MA
Invitational, La Mesa in Santa Fe, Santa Fe Clay, Seattle, WA
Invitational, Huntington Museum of Art: Sources and Influences, Seattle, WA
Invitational, Culinary Cultures Safrom School of Fine Arts, Southwestern State University, Georgetown, TX
2011
Invitational, La Mesa / NCECA Tampa, Santa Fe Clay, Tampa, FL
Invitational, Classmates (Wayne Branum, Randy Johnston, Mark Pharis, Sandy Simon), Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, From the Center to the Edge, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Invitational, The Dessert Plate, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, Rob Forbes Selects, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational, SOFA Lacoste Gallery, Navy Pier Exhibition Hall, Chicago, IL
Invitational, TableSpace, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
2010
Solo, Mark Pharis, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Invitational, Archie Bray Foundation, faculty exhibition, Helena, MT
Permanent Collection, American Pottery Festival 2010, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, Ceramics Then/Ceramics Now, Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Pottery Tour 2010, Shafer, MN
Invitational, La Mesa in Santa Fe, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2009
Solo, Lacoste Gallery, Mark Pharis Solo, Concord, MA
Invitational, Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Invitational, The Legacy Continues, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA
Archie Bray Foundation, Bray Benefit Auction, Helena, MT
Invitational, W.H. Moring Jr. Arts Center, Presenter's Exhibition, Asheboro, NC
Invitational, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Phoenix, AZ
Gallery All-Stars, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Pheonix, AZ
2008
Invitational, Double Chamber, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Invitational, Inspired: Students of Warren MacKenzie, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (museum), Houston, TX
Invitational, Annual Art Auction (group), Anderson Ranch Art Center (non-profit), Snowmass Village, CO
Invitational, Rock, Paper, Scissors (three-person), Pottery Northwest (non-profit), Seattle, WA
Invitational, Seven Original Voices in American Pottery, Gail Kendall, curator, University of Nebraska (group), LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Invitational, SOFA in Chicago (group) - Represented by Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Invitational, Distinctive Lines (group), Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007
Form and Abstraction; A Minimalist Approach, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Lexington, KY
90 Teapots that Pour, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Handheld Drinking Vessels, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
Conversations Revisited, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Everyday Masters, Boulder Public Library, Boulder CO
Solo, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
NCECA, Pots in Portland (Curated by Dan Anderson) Portland, OR
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA, Portland, OR
SOFA New York, Lacoste Gallery, New York, NY
14th Annual St Croix Potters Tour, Shafer, MN
Warren MacKenzie and the Midwest Five, Gen Gallery, New York, NY
SOFA Chicago, Lacoste Gallery, Chicago IL
Two-Person (Pharis, Oestriech) Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2005
Fete 05 Tour de Clay, NCECA Baltimore, MD
Seven Earthenware Potters, Homewood House, Baltimore, MD
Solo Exhibit, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Solo Exhibit, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA October - Catalog
Taipei County YingKo Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Tiawan
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Objects of Virtue, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2004
SOFA New York, Lacoste Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational, Pleasures of the Table, Ransburg Gallery, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, (NCECA)MN
Invitational, Material Matters, Curated by faculty Division of Ceramic Art, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, NYSCC at Alfred, NY
Invitational, College Bowl II, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Presenter Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Archie Bray Foundation, Scholarship Benefit Auction, Helena, MT
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2003
Invitational,21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus OH
Invitational, Mingei Legacy; Continuity and Innovation through Three Generations of Modern Potters, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
Salon Exhibition, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA
Art Moves, 2003 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
The Artful Teapot – 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection, COPIA Museum, Napa CA May – a traveling exhibit touring the following venues in North America – Montgomery Museum, Montgomery AL, The George R Gardiner Museum, Toronto Canada
L.A. Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA., Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC)
2002
Invitational, “Functional Connections” Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Invitational, “Electric Fired Show”, Wooster Center for Crafts, Worchester, MA
Two-person, Mark Pharis/Alexis Kuhr, 55 Wooster Street, New York, NY
Invitational, Anderson Ranch Faculty exhibit, Snowmass, CO
Invitational, Free Hand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Oct curated by Jeff Oestreich Exhibit “The Artful Teapot – 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection”, COPIA Museum, Napa CA May – ( this is a traveling exhibit that tours the following venues in North America – Montgomery Museum, Montgomery AL, The George R Gardiner Museum, Toronto Canada
L.A. Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach CA., Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC)
2001
Invitational, "Clay National Invitational", Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville NC
International Invitational, "Snake in the Garden", Aberystwyth Arts Center, Aberystwyth Wales June (exhibit also traveled to Collins Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland)
Group, "Better off Lead", Raymond Avenue Gallery, St Paul MN. Feb
Invitational, "Clay Odyssey 2001", Archie Bray Foundation, Helena MT
Invitational, "25 Select 25", Lill Street Art Center, Chicago IL
Invitational, “Studio Days 2001”, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Invitational, “For the Table”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
2000
Group Exhibition, "Conversations", Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs PA
Invitational, "Ten Years in Retrospect", Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, "26th Annual Invitational Pottery Show and Sale", Old Church Cultural Center Demarest, NJ
Invitational, "Bistro 1615", Santa Fe Clay Works, Santa Fe NM
Invitational, Arrowmont Center of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinberg TN
Invitational, "Studio Days 2000", Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Faculty Exhibit, "Show Off: Uof M Faculty Artists", Rochester Art Center, Rochester MN
Invitational, "Beyond the Body: Architectural Ceramics", Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Invitational, "Suited to a Tea" Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City IA. Jan
1999
*One-person exhibition, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela
Invitational, "Artists Collect", Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis MN. July
Invitational, "Pottery for Pleasure and Use", Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington VA
Invitational, "American Pottery Festival", Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN
Invitational, "American Masters - Artists from the Santa Fe Clay Workshop Program 1994-99", Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Invitational, Suited to a Tea”, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City IA
Invitational, “Art of Pouring”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
1998
*One-person exhibition, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Invitational, “Clay With Content” WDO Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Invitational, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, Nov
Donation, Benefit Auction, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, Functional Clay, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational, NCECA Benefit Auction, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Invitational, Teapots and Other Forms, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
Invitational, Contained Space-Lidded Forms, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit MI
1997
Invitational, Functional Work: American Potters, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
Invitational, Master Potters from the Heartland, Emison Gallery, DePauw University, Greencastle IN
Invitational, Large Works/Intimate Scale-Ten Ceramic Artists, curated by Mary Barringer, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN Sep
Invitational, Minnesota/Wisconsin Invitational, curated by Marshall Browne,
Gallery 11021, Lill St, Chicago, IL
Two-person exhibition, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
All Campus Faculty Exhibition, Katherine Nash Gallery, Mpls, MN
1996
Invitational, Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea KY
Invitational, Studio Days, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs PA
Donation, Clay at the Metropolitan, Northern Clay Center Benefit Auction, St. Paul, MN
Invitational, 'Woodfired Pottery', The Target Gallery, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria VA
Collection," Craft Artists from the Collection of Robert L. Pfannebecker", Hershey Museum, Hershey, PA
Invitational, NCECA Endowment Benefit, the Strong Museum, Rochester, NY
Invitational, Teapot Exhibition Art Resources Gallery, St Paul MN
1995
*One-person exhibition, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty Spot Light, Katherine Nash Gallery, Univesity of Minnesota, MN
Invitational NEW WORK, 1995 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition",
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, MN
Invitational, "Christen, Pharis, Mackenzie," Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Invitational Valley Faculty," Sheridan Art Galley, Kutztown University,
Kutztown, PA
Invitational, "Hamline University Ceramics", Hamline University, St Paul, MN
Invitational, "Holman after Mid-Night," MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, "Across the Big Muddy," The Phipps Art Center, Hudson, WI
Invitational, "Convergence," Continental Clay Co. Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, "Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition" The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational WORK, 1995 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition", Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, MN
Co-Curator for "Artists Select Mimbres", Frederick R. Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, MN
Faculty exhibition, Hoard, Lane, Pharis, Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Mpls,. MN
1994
*One-person exhibition, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
Two-person exhibition, Anna Beth Rosen/Mark Pharis, Revolution - A Gallery Project, Ferndale, MI
Invitational, "Minnesota Clay," Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Invitational, "Warren MacKenzie- Sphere of Influence", Southern Illinois
University, Edwardsville IL
Invitational, "Wisconsin Pots", Mark Pharis and Wayne Branum, Raymond Avenue Gallery, St. Paul, MN
Juried group exhibition, Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
1993
Invitational, “The American Way - Views on Use - Function in American Ceramics”, Aberystwyth Arts Center, Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K
Invitational, "Teapots” Fine Arts-Kunsthandel, Kalckreuthstrasse 13, Berlin-
Schoneberg, Germany
Invitational, “Daily Rituals” Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Invitational, “The American Hand: 50 Years of Crafts”, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
Invitational, “Narrative, Satirical, Straight” Ceramics Faculty from the University of Minnesota, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN
Invitational, “Final Critique” Eight Faculty Members, Eight Graduate Students, Pro- Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, “Archie Bray Foundation Benefit Exhibition” International Gallery, San Diego, CA
1992
*One-person exhibition, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, “Midwest Potters” The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, “Archie Bray Foundation Benefit Exhibition”, Owen Patrick Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, “Ceramic Work”, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Selections from permanent collections, “Chthonic Realms: Philadelphia Clay Collects”, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, P
1991
Invitational, “Teapot Invitational”, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
Invitational, Sphere of Influence” Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO., Oct.
Invitational, “The New Bronze Age” The Society For Art in Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
Invitational, "The Evasive Vase 91” Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO., Feb.
Invitational, “Teapots: Contemporary Views 91” Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1990
*One-person exhibition, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York
*One-person exhibition, ”Clay and Metal Pots” , St. Cloud State
University, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud, MN
Invitational, “Intentionally Regional”, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN
Invitational, “Fresh Contexts”, Augustana College, Rocklsland IL,
Invitational, “The Vase as Container” , Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
1989
*One-person exhibition, Garth Clark Gallery, New York NY
*One-person exhibition, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, “New Clay” , Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota,
Mpls, MN
Invitational, “St. Olaf Ceramics Invitational”, St Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Invitational, Followers In A Tradition, University Gallery , University of Minn., Mpls, MN
Collection selections, "Robert L. Pfannebecker Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Invitational Group Exhibition, St. Paul Art Academy, St Paul, MN
1988
Invitational, "A Pot Is A Pot...Or Is It? curated by MichaelMcTwiggan (editor of American Ceramics), Athenaeum Museum, Alexandria, VA. Invitational, group Invitational, "The Form of Function," The Creative Arts Workshop, NewHaven, CT
1987
*One-Person show, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational, "23+1," Hillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, "New Art Forms," (held at the Navy Pier ) Chicago, IL. Represented by Pro-Art, St. Louis, MO
1986 *One-Person exhibition, Pro-Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Permanent collection, “American Potters Today," Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Invitational, "International Show of Ceramic Art," Seven Dials Gallery, London, England
Faculty exhibition, "University of Minnesota Faculty Exhibition," Katherine E. Nash
Gallery, University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN
Invitational, "Contemporary Crafts: A Concept in Flux," Society of American Crafts, New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA
Invitational, "Rituals of Tea IV," Garth Clark Gallery, New York/London.
Invitational, "Salt in the City," Pro-Art, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, "Teapot, Pitcher, Invitational," Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1985
*One-Person exhibition, Hadler-Rodriquez Galleries, New York, NY
"Botanical Inspired Ceramics," Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, " Hadler-Rodriquez Galleries, New York, NY
Invitational, "Utility Plus," MAEP Gallery, Minneapolis Institute, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, "Contemporary Functional Pottery," Pyramid Arts Center, Inc.,
Rochester, NY
Invitational, "Rituals of Tea III," Garth Clark Galleries, Los Angeles,
Invitational, “Opening Show”, Pro-Art, St. Louis, M
1984
"Two-Person exhibition," University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI
Juried, “Functional Ceramics," Wooster College, Wooster, OH
Invitational, "RISD Ceramics Invitational," Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Invitational, "The American Coffee Cup," Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Invitational, "Rituals of Tea," Garth Clark Galleries, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA
1983
*One-Person exhibition, Ree Schonlau Gallery, Omaha, NE
*One-Person exhibition, Hadler-Rodriguez Galleries, New York, NY
*One-Person exhibition, Winona State University, Winona, MN.
Invitational, "Macalester College Ceramics Invitational `83," Macalester
College, St. Paul, MN
Invitational, "Mingei-sota," in conjunction with "Echoes Conference," Kansas City, MO
Invitational, "Teapot Show," Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Detroit, MI
Invitational, "Mingei-sota," Hand and Spirit Crafts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1982
*One-Person show, Lodestone Gallery, Boulder, CO
"Two-Person show," By Design Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, "Art/Craft/Design," Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, "Wood Fired Pots," Craftsmen Gallery, Omaha, NE
1981
Invitational, "The Art of Tea," Detroit Gallery of Contemporary Crafts, Detroit, MI
Invitational, "Fire and Clay," Austin College, Sherman, TX
Invitational, "Teapots USA," University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, IL
Invitational, "Useful Pots," Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
Invitational, "Dinnerware Show," Craftsman Gallery, Omaha, NE
Invitational, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MI.
1980
*One-Person show, Casper, WY
Invitational, "Utilitarian Clay Works," Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
1979
Invitational, "Ceramics `79, Minnesota Ceramic Invitational," Macaleste College, St. Paul, MN
Juried, "Minnesota Craft Competitive," Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
1978
*One-Person show. Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Juried, "Works on or of Paper and Clay," Memphis State University Memphis, TN
"Decorated Functional Pots," Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI
"Clay in Clay County," Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, MN
1977
*One-Person show. Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
*One-Person show. Sontag Gallery, St. Paul, MN
1976
"Two-Person show," Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI
Invitational, "Rising Stars," Niagara Falls, NY
Invitational, "The MacKenzie Influence," Sontag Gallery, St. Paul, MN
1975
Juried “Minnesota Craft Competitive," Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
1974
Invitational, "Warren MacKenzie and Friends," Rochester Art Center,
Rochester, MN
1973
Invitational, Jewish Community Center, Kansas City, MO. Group show
1972 "Two-Person exhibition," Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1971
"Two-Person exhibition," Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN
Juried, "Arrowhead Crafts Exhibition," Duluth, MN
Invitational, Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis, MN. Group show.
1970
Juried, "Beaux Arts `70," Columbus, OH
1969
"Four-person exhibition," Coffman Gallery, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN
Juried, "Great Lakes Student Show," Platteville, WI
Scholarship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1968
Juried, "Great Lakes Student Show," Platteville, WI
Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2011
Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX (2 pieces from the 1980’s)
The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (teapot)
2010
Minnesota Museum of Art, St Paul, MN
American Museum of Ceramic Art, Spencer Davis Collection, Pamona, CA
Detroit Museum of Art, Detroit, MI
Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, Kansas City, MO
American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pamona CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT
RAM – Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Gardner Museum, Toronto Canada
University of Minnesota Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis MN
Fundacion Banco Mercantil, Carcas, Venezuela
Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
University of Wisconsin- River Falls, River Falls, WI
Viterbo College, LaCrosse WI
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
University of Minnesota Galleries, Minneapolis, MN
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Jun Keneko, Omaha, NE 2011
Bruce Linderman, MI
David & Louise Rosenfield, TX
George & Betty Woodman, NY
Gloria and Sonny Kamm, CA
Gary Portnoy, New York, NY
James Melchert, CA
Robert Pfannebecker, Lancaster, PA
Betty Asher, Beverly Hills, CA
Joan Manheimer, Des Moines, IA
Dan Jacobs, New York, NY
Irving Blum, New York, NY
Sissy Thomas, St. Louis, MO

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES & SEMINARS
2011
Workshop, Shakerag Workshops at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School Shakerag, Sewanne TN, June
New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2010
Workshop, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Workshop, From Flat to Fat, Andrew Martin & Mark Pharis, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT two-weeks
Northern Clay Center, American Pottery Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2009
Workshop, North Carolina Potters Conference, Alleghany Meadows, Mark
Pharis, Phil Rogers, Randolph Center for the Arts, Asheboro, NC
Workshop, Masters of Ceramics Symposia – Mark Pharis, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Anoka MN
Panelist, Creating a New Craft Culture – educators panel, American Crafts
Council, Minneapolis, MN
2008
Summer class, The Anatomy of Form, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO, two-weeks
Workshop/lecture, Handbuilt Pots: Form Function & Context, Northwest
Pottery, Seattle, WA
Workshop/lecture The Pottery Lab, City of Boulder, Boulder CO
Workshop/lecture University of Colorado, Department of Art, Boulder, CO
Workshop/lecture The College of William & Mary College, Department of Art
and Art History, Williamsburg, VA
2006
2006Panelist, America Craft Council, Shaping the Future of Craft, Houston, TX
Panelist, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO
2005
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE Nov
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA July
Haystack School of Crafts, July
Penn State University, State College, PA January
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX February
2005 Workshop Conference - Passion for Creativity. Elegance of Tradition, Fragrance of Living, 2nd World Ceramic Biennale 2003 Korea, in the cities of Icheon, Gwangju and Yeoju. Sept
2004
Lecture, American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center Panel, Northern Clay Center, Collectors Forum, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Symposium Presenter, Utilitarian Clay IV, Celebrate the Object, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2002
Workshop, The Anatomy of Form and Volume, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO
Digitial Dialogues, Hay stack School of Crafts & MIT New Media Lab, Deer Isle, Maine
2001
Conference presenter, Slipware Conference, (in conjunction with Snake in the Garden exhibit), Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Scotland
Workshop, Greenwich House Pottery, New York NY
Workshop, Fusion, (Ontario Clay and Glass Association), Toronto ON, Canada. March Guest Critiques, Harborfront Center, Toronto, Canada.
1999
Lecture Blanden Memorial Museum, Fort Dodge IA
Lecture Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Workshop Sala Mendoza, Carcas, Venezuela
Panel Moderator NCECA Conference, Columbus, OH
1998
Workshop, 92nd St Y, New York, NY
Workshop, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
Workshop, Santa Fe Clay Works, Santa Fe, NM
Visiting Artist, University of Colorado, Boulder CO
1997
Workshop/Lecture, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Workshop/Lecture, Boulder Potter’s Guild, Boulder, CO Oct.
Workshop/Lecture, Univerity of Southern Illinois, Carbondale IL, April
1996
Visiting Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC Oct.
1995
Visiting Artist, University of Massachusetts, New Bedford, MA Feb.
Lecture, "Building Bridges", Department of Art, University of Minn. Mpls., MN
Workshop participant in "Confluence" Continental Clay Co. Minneapolis, MN
Lecture, Angles on Art, Weisman Museum, Mpls, MN
Lecture, Docents, NCECA introduction, Weisman Museum, Minneapolis MN
Lecture, Lead, Heavy Stuff, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN
1994
Workshop/Lecture, Peters Valley Center for the Crafts, Layton NJ
Workshop/Lecture, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls W.I
Lecture, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
1993
Workshop/Lecture, International Potters Festival, Aberystwyth,
Wales, UK
1992
Workshop/Lecture, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
Workshop/Lecture, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
1991
Workshop/Lecture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Workshop/Lecture, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
Workshop/Lecture, Peters Valley Center for the Crafts, Layton, NJ
Workshop/Lecture, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Workshop/Lecture, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Lecture, Southeastern Massachusetts University, New Bedford MA
1990
Lecture, 1401 Introduction to Studio Arts, University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1989
Workshop/Lecture, Minneapolis Community College, Minneapolis MN.
Lecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
Lecture, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Lecture, St. Paul Arts Academy, St. Paul, MN
1988
Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills MI
Two Week Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
Workshop/Lecture, "The Forum: Lecture Series," Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1987
Workshop/Lecture, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Lecture, "Role and Relevance of Pots in the 20th Century," NCECA Conference, Syracuse, NY
1986
Workshop/Lecture, Stetson University, DeLand, FL
Honors Seminar, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Workshop/Lecture, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Lecture, Introduction to Studio Arts, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN
Lecture, Senior Seminar, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
1985
Workshop/Lecture, Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH
Visiting Artist, University of Southern Illinois, Edwardsville, IL
Demonstration, NCECA Conference, St. Louis, MO
Workshop/Lecture, Stetson University, Deland, FL
1982
Workshop and Symposium, Philadelphia College of Art,
Philadelphia, PA
1981
Workshop Austin College, Sherman, TX
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1980
Workshop Casper College, Casper, WY
1979
Lecture Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN
1978
Workshop Minnetonka Art Center, Crystal Bay, MN
1977
Workshop St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, MN
1973
Workshop University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

GRANTS
1996
Grant-In-Aid of Research, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1986
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Washington D.C.
Grant-In-Aid of Research, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
1980
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Washington, D.C.
1979
Minnesota State Arts Council, Minneapolis, MN
1977
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Washington, D.C.
1976
Minnesota State Arts Council, Minneapolis, MN
1970
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:
Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Garth Clark Galleries, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA (1985-1995)
Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO (1985-1996)

BOOKS, ARTICLES, REVIEWS:
2011
CERAMICS MONTHLY, Vol. 59, No.3 (March 2011); 18-19 (photograph); Classmates exhibit NCC - Exposure section.
See For Yourself, Rob Forbes Selects at the Frank Lloyd Gallery. Forbes Studio, San Francisco, CA 2011 Exhibition catalog.
Michael Simon, Evolution, (monograph published by Northern Clay Center 2011-
distributed by NC Press), Beginning Pottery, essay Mark Pharis 100-101.
CERAMICS MONTHLY, Vol. 59, No.8 (October 2011); 50-51 (photograph); MFA Factor, University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
CERAMICS MONTHLY, Vol. 59, No.8 (October 2011); 28 ; Clay Culture, A Potter’s Evolution, Jessica Knapp.
2010
CERAMICS ART AND PERCEPTION, Vol. 80, (May 2010); 7-9 (photograph)
CERAMICS MONTHLY, Vol. 50, No.6 (October 2010), 43 (photograph), Casual Geometry: Mark Pharis, Upfront section.
2007
Hollis Walker, “Jeff Oestreich and Mark Pharis,” American Craft, February/March 2007, 98-99
2006
Mark Shaprio, “Michael Simon: An American Potter,” Studio Potter, Vol. 34 No 2, 70-71
2003
The STUDIO POTTER, Vol 32, No 1 (June); 34 (photograph), 45-46 (article) Inside the Box
ART MOVES, 2003 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Exhibition Catalog. University of Minnesota, (2-3) authored introduction, 50-51 (photograph)
2002
CERAMICS MONTHLY, Vol 50, No.6 (June/July/August); 43 (photograph); Functional
Connections
AMERICAN CRAFT, Vol. 62, No. 3 (June/July 2002); 74 (photograph), 75; Gallery
2001
Garth Clark. THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, Watson-Guptill Publishers, 2001
Glenn Nelson and Richard Burkett. CERAMICS: A POTTER'S HANDBOOK", Harcourt College Publishers, 2002
Matthias Ostermann. CERAMIC SURFACE DECORATION: CONTEMPORARY
APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES", A&C Black Limited 2002
Kevin A. Hluch. THE ART OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POTTERY, Krause Publications
Glenn Nelson and Richard Burkett. CERAMICS: A POTTER’S HANDBOOK
SNAKE IN THE GARDEN Exhibition catalog. Aberystwyth, Wales: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 2001
2001: CLAY ODYSSEY, Exhibition/Auction Catalog. Archie Foundation, Helena MT 2001 35 (photograph)
CERAMICS MONTHLY, Vol 49, No.1 (January); 42 (photograph); Utilitarian Clay III
CRAFTS, No 173 (November/December 2001) review – Snake In the Garden
1999
Michael and Victoria Eden. "SLIPWARE" 127-129, 127-129(photograph)
London A&C Black Limited
1996
HOMAGE TO ART. exhibition cat. Rochester NY, NCECA-Strong
Museum, Rochester NY, 10 (photograph) 13
1995
Simon, Sandy. "The Mingei-sota Movement, A History and a Raison d' etre."
CERAMICS: ART AND PERCEPTION, no 21. (July-September1995), 83-87, 84(photograph)
NEW WORK - 1995 DEPARTMENT OF ART FACULTY EXHIBITION Exhibition cat.
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota,
1995; 38,39 (photograph)
CERAMICS MONTHLY, 43, no.3 (March 1995); 66 (photograph); "Twentieth
Anniversary Exhibition"
Kendall, Gail. "Denying Narration: Other Ways Towards Meaning", College Art Association
1994
Colby, Joy Hakanson. " At Revolution Gallery, Painting and Clay Are on Equal Footing." DETROIT NEWS, January 21, 1994, sec. C4
CERAMICS MONTHLY, (March 1994); 59 (photograph); "The American Way "
1993
Rogers, Phil. "Simply Cut and Fold" THE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE,MAGAZINE OF THE INTERNATIONAL POTTER'S FESTIVAL (1993), 1(photo),8-9.
CERAMIC REVIEW 144 (November- December1993)6-7International Potters Festival, Aberystwyth International Potters Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales
THE AMERICAN WAY, VIEWS ON USE-FUNCTION IN AMERICAN CERAMICS. Exhibition catalog. Aberystwyth, Wales: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 1993; 6-7, 54 (photograph)
1993 5x7 - SEVEN CERAMIC ARTISTS EACH ACKNOWLEDGE FIVE SOURCES OF
INSPIRATION. exh cat. Alfred, New York: New York State College of
Ceramics,1993; 27.
1991
Tognini, Joyce. “Collecting Clay East and West” AMERICAN CRAFT 50, no.4 (August-September 1990) cover 46-49,68.
1990
Lynn, Martha Drextler. CLAY TODAY: CONTEMPORARY CERAMISTS AND
THEIR WORK. exhibition cat. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990.
Levin, Elaine THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS; 1607 TO THE PRESENT. 252 New York: Harry N. Abrrams, 1989 P. 252.
1989
CRAFTS SYMPOSIUM AND ROBERT L. PFANNEBECKER CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CRAFTS EXHIBIT. exhibition cat. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Shippensburg University, Kauffman Gallery, 1989; 38 (photograph).
1988
Clark, Garth. AMERICAN CERAMICS 1876 TO THE PRESENT 211,217-
218,190, 210 (photograph); New York: Abbeville Press.
1986
Ceramics Monthly, April 1986
1985
Artpaper, October 1985
New Art Examiner, September 1985

JUROR
1998
Northern Clay Center, Studio Arts Exhibition, Minneapolis MN June
Uptown Association, Minneapolis MN April
1994
Northern Clay Center, Members Exhibition, Minneapolis MN July
1992
Juror, NCECA, "Containers Revisited 1995-1992," Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA