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MELISSA STERN

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007

  • ABOVE THE BELT, Studioswan, Atlanta, GA
  • FAMILY VALUES, Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner, NJ

2006

  • BIRDLAND, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN.
  • LOOSE LIPS, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2005

  • FAMILY VALUES, WeissPollack Gallery, NY, NY

2003

  • VACATION, Spike Gallery, NY, NY
  • BACK TO SCHOOL, the Children's Museum of the Arts NY, NY - (Publication and tee shirt)
  • MY FRIENDS, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN.

2001

  • Ballard Featherston Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • THIRD GRADE, John Elder Gallery, NY, NY

2000

  • Bachelier-Cardonsky, Kent, CT

1999

  • David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

1997

  • DRAWINGS - Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996

  • Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

1995

  • Mia Gallery, Seattle WA

1994

  • Diana Burke Gallery, NY, NY

1993

  • Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1990

  • Art Rages, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1988

  • Primitivo Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986

  • HOMESITES, Arts Council of San Mateo County, Belmont, CA
  • CHAIRS, Clodagh, Ross, Williams Gallery, NY, NY
  • CHAIRS, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006

  • Figurations, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
  • Motherhood, the Myth, the Magic, the Madness- curated by Leslie Matthews,
  • Design for Living Gallery, Phila. PA
  • "Bodies of Clay: Am I Weird?" Co-curated by Nel Bannier and Atsumi
  • Fujita, Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR

2005

  • "New Talent 2005" curated by Atsumi Fujita, Conjunction of the Museum Of Ceramic Art/NY (MOCA/NY and Weisspollack Gallery, New York
  • 3RD WORLD CERAMICS BIENNALE 2005, Ceramics: The Vehicle of Culture,
  • Invitational exhibition, Icheon, Korea (Catalogue)

2004

  • PULP FICTION, bahdu bahdee, Phila. PA

2003

  • ENCAUSTIC 2003, juried exhibition, Poughkeepsie, NY (Catalogue)

2001

  • R&F ENCAUSTICS JURIED BIENNIAL - Kingston, NY (Catalogue)

1999

  • LOOKING IN THE MIRROR - Riley Hawk Galleries, Cleveland, OH Spring

1998

  • NEW TALENT, John Elder Gallery, NY, NY
  • Ballard Featherstone Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996

  • INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS, the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

1995

  • NEW YORK CLAY - Traveling exhibition, Stavanger, Norway

1994

  • VIEWPOINTS, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
  • NEW GENERATION, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

1993

  • SMALL SCALE SCULPTURE - Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
  • HEADS OR TAILS - Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1992

  • THE NEW YORK FOUR, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
  • CHAIRS, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA
  • FIGURATIVE CERAMICS, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1991

  • AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA

1990

  • SIGNS OF SUPPORT - FURNITURE FORMS IN CONTEMPORARY ART
  • John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

1988

  • ARTIST'S FURNITURE INVITATIONAL, Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, CA
  • THE FIGURE REDEFINED, Primitivo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • EAST MEETS WEST INVITATIONAL, Contemp. Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
  • THE AESTHETIC EDGE, Corvalis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
  • IMAGINARY LANDSCAPES, Primitivo Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987

  • VIEWING THE FIGURE, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
  • FIGURATIVE CERAMICS, the Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR

1986

  • INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, Clodagh, Ross, Williams Gallery, NY, NY

1985

  • SAN FRANCISCO FINE ARTS COMMISSION JURIED EXHIBITION, San Francisco, CA

1984

  • INTROSPECTIVES - AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WORK BY WOMEN - Pyramid Art Center, Rochester, NY

1983

  • SMALL WORKS NATIONAL, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • THE AMERICAN CLAY NATIONAL, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

Publications

  • Review of BIRDLAND- The Memphis Commercial Appeal, Friday April 21, 2006
  • BIRDLAND- Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition. David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN 2006
  • TRANS-CERAMIC-ART – Catalogue of the 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005. Published by Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea 2005
  • 500 FIGURES IN CLAY - by Veronika Gunter. Lark Books, Ashville, NC 2004
  • BACK TO SCHOOL- catalogue essay by Paul Karlstrom. Published by the Children's Museum of the Arts NY, NY, winter 2003
  • CERAMIC FIGURES - by Michael Flynn, Rutgers Univ. Press - New Jersey 2002
  • FORM & TRANS-FORMATIONS - by Judith Schwartz, catalogue. Queens, NY 1997
  • NEW YORK CLAY - essay by Judith Schwartz, exhibition catalogue, Rogaland Kunstnersenter, Rogaland, Norway 1996
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES - Review - Sunday, Dec. 15, 1996
  • CHAIRMANIA - FANTASTIC MINIATURES by George Beylarian, Harry Abrams pub. New York, NY - 1994
  • DAN'S PAPER - Review - Bridgehampton, NY - May 20, 1994
  • EAST HAMPTON INDEPENDENT - Review - May 22, 1994
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES - Review - Sunday, August 2, 1992
  • CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ART CRAFT - A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE – by Barbara Mayer, Peregrine Smith Books - Salt Lake City, UT - 1988
  • PRONTO - Cover photograph and article. Vol. 4 #5 – Tokyo, Japan - 1988
  • ARS AUREA – Magazine article Berlin, Germany - winter 1988

Grants & Awards

  • AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION BIENNIAL COMPETITION - USA
  • ADVISORY BOARD- Madison Park Conservancy, NY, NY- current
  • ADVISORY BOARD- Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY- current
  • ADVISORARY BOARD- The Children's Museum of the Arts. NY, NY.- current
  • 2001- SPONSORS AWARD R&F HANDMADE PAINT JURIED INTERNATIONAL
  • 1990 AND 1994 KOHLER FOUNDATION GRANT - Artist-in-Residence Kohler Company, Sheboygan, WI

Education

  • 1976-1980 BA Anthropology and Studio Art cum Laude with Honors in Anthropology - Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
  • 1982-1984 MFA Ceramics - State University of New York at New Paltz

   
 
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