Since the Birth of my first child my creative work has changed a great deal. My work has develped into a much more personal exploration in clay. Currently my work forcuses on my heritage as an African-American male and my role a parent. Like most people the birth of a child caused me to re-evaluate a great many things in my life. More importantly, it caused me to ask the question, "What do I have to offer my children as a father? As an African-American what is my people's story, where is my 'Old Country?'" These questions have formed the basis of my present work.
Biography: EDUCATION 1989 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ M.F.A. Ceramics 1985 Alfred University Alfred, NY B.F.A. Ceramics, Sculpture 1982 Niagara University Niagara Falls, NY B.A. Spanish PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Current University of Vermont Burlington, VT Associate Professor of Art SELECTED NATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2004 Kentucky Museum of Art and Louisville, KY Design “Bottled Spirits” 2004 Dean Johnson Gallery Indianapolis, IN “Bald Headed Potters of America” Works in Clay By the Follicularly Challenged 2004 Concord College Athens, WV “Well Beyond the Crossroads” 2004 Baltimore Clayworks Baltimore, MD “Diversity in Unity” 2003 Westby Art Gallery Glassboro, NJ Rowen University “Earth Tones” 2002 American Jazz Museum Kansas City, MO “Shades of Clay” 2002 18th Street Gallery Kansas City, MO “Cultural Visions Vessel Invitational 2002 Craft Alliance Gallery St. Luis, MO “Once Upon a Time” 2001 Various Venues “Teachers at Liberal Arts Schools Traveling Exhibition” 2001 Afro-American Cultural Center Charlotte, NC “Breaking the Mold: African American Ceramicists Create” 1999 Gallery on Santa Fe Denver, CO “Bald Headed Potters of America” 1998 Irvine Arts Center Fort Worth, TX “Contemporary African-American Ceramic Artists” 1995 Saks 5th Ave. Minneapolis, MN “Honoring Five African American Artists” 1995 Nelson Fine Arts Center Tempe, AZ Arizona State University “Super Bowls: Contemporary Ceramics” 1994 National Afro-American Museum Wilberforce, OH And Cultural Center “Uncommon Beauty In Common Objects” Exhibition Venues: Renwick Gallery National Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC American Craft Museum New York, NY African American Panoramic Experience Museum Atlanta, GA Museum of African American Life and Culture Dallas, TX SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2003 Charlie Cummings Art Center Fort Wayne, IN “Mirrors in Myth and Symbols” 2002 Art Center at Old Forge Old Forge, NY “Legacy” 2002 Gallery Chiz Pittsburgh, PA “New Works” 2001 New North End Gallery Burlington, VT “Works on the Wall” 2001 St. Lawrence Gallery Alexandria Bay, NY “One Man’s Ceramics” 2001 Francis Colburne Gallery Burlington, VT “Reflections of an African in America” 2001 Herron School of Art Indianapolis, IN “Juror’s Exhibition Clayfest 2001” 2000 Paul Robison Center Gallery Penn State University “New Works” 1995 Butcher Gallery Athens, WV “Solo Exhibition” 1995 Jahn Arts Gallery Minneapolis, MN “Traditions”
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