Paul Soldner (American, born )

Timeline

1921
Born in Summerfield, Illinois
1946
Bluffton College, BA, Bluffton, OH
1951–1954
Supervisor of Art, Public Schools of Wayne County, Wooster, Ohio
1952–1954
College of Wooster, Adult Education, Wooster, Ohio
1954
University of Colorado, MA, Boulder, CO
1956
Otis Art Institute, MFA, Los Angeles, CA
1957–1964
Scripps College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Claremont, California
1966–1967
University of Colorado, Professor of Ceramics, Boulder, Colorado
1967–1968
University of Iowa, Professor of Ceramics, Iowa City, Iowa
1975
Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities, Denver, CO
1977
Fellow of the Colloqium of Craftsmen of the United States, American Craft Council, New York, NY
1980
Prix D'Honneur, de la VIIe Biennale Internationale de Ceramique d'Art de Vallauris, Paris, France
1981
Member-elect, International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland
1981–1982
Board of Directors, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
1986
Artist in Residence - Metal Casting, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1989
Honorary Member, National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, St. Louis, MO
1989
2nd prize, People, Labour, Peace, Exhibition at International Sculpture Symposium Yurmala, Latvia, USSR
1969–1991
Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School, Professor of Ceramics, Claremont, California
1991–1992
Claremont Graduate School, Artist-in-Residence, Claremont, California
1992
Westminister College, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, New Wilmington, PA
1994
Visiting Artist, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
1997
Anderson Ranch, National Recognition Award, Snowmass Village, CO
2002
NASAD Honor Award, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Reston, VA
2003
Bluffton College, Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Bluffton, OH
2004
Aspen Hall of Fame Inductee, Aspen, CO

Exhibitions

2005
The Municipality of Amaroussion Olympic Collection of Ceramic Sculptures, Athens, Greece
2004
International Tea Bowl Exhibition, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona
2004
Inferno: The Ceramic Art of Paul Soldner, The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California (solo)
2004
Paul Soldner Exhibition, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California (solo)
2004
Paul Soldner: Recent Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo)
2003
Paul Soldner, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon (solo)
2003
Soldner Works: Recent Sculpture, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California (solo)
2003
Face to Face: One Hundred WWII Veterans in Clay (featured WWII Veteran), José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, California
2003
2nd World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
2003
2003 Roaring Fork Open, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
2003
Paul Soldner, John Blough, Rupert Deese, and Harrison McIntosh, Cuttress Gallery, Pomona College, Pomona, California
2003
2003 Degrees Fahrenheit, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, California
2003
Little Masterpieces, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, Michigan
2003
Rebels in Clay: Peter Voulkos and the Otis Group, University Art Gallery, The University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
2003
Modern Ceramic Art from an International Perspective, The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
2002
Paul Soldner (curated by David Armstrong), George Cuttress Gallery, Pomona, California (solo)
2002
American Ceramists and their Influence, with Aline Favre and Jim Romberg, Kunstforum Kirchberg, Bern, Switzerland
2002
From Stoneware to Porcelain, The Fallbrook Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook, California
2002
Contemporary American Ceramics 1950-1990: A Survey of American Objects and Vessels, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Japan
2001–2002
Paul Soldner: The Last Ten Years, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio (solo)
2001–2002
Paul Soldner, The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, CA (solo)
2001
Poetics of Clay: An International Perspective, The Museum of Art and Design in Helsinki, Finland
2001
Mendocino Gegnome Project, Mendocino Arts Center Ceramic Department in conjunction with the John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California
2001
The Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California
2001
Great Teacher: Great Clay Legacies, Gallery W.D.O., Charlotte, North Carolina, in conjunction with NCECA 2001
2001
Masters in Clay: An Invitational Exhibit, Jordan River Arts Center, East Jordan, Michigan
2001
1st World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, Korea
2001
Poetics of Clay: An International Perspective, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2001
Peter Callas Studio Summer Workshops, with Peter Voulkos and Ryoji Koie, Belvidere, New Jersey
2000
Centennial Sculpture Project, Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio
2000
Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
2000
Contemporary Ceramics: Nine Artists, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2000
The Alchemy of Raku, Vermont Clay Studio, Vermont
2000
Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramics: The Smits Collection and Related Works, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
2000
Colorado Kilns: A Century of Ceramics in Colorado, Colorado Historical Society, Denver, Colorado
2000
Bluffton College Alumni Show, Bluffton, Ohio
2000
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA
2000
Paul Soldner: A One Man Exhibition, George Cuttress Gallery, Pomona, California (solo)
2000
Paul Soldner: Recent Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo)
1999
Paul Soldner: Recent Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo)
1997
NEA Visual Artists Fellowship, archive documentation project, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1996
Four Decades of Discovery: The 40th Anniversary of the American Craft Museum, New York, New York
1994
Paul Soldner: Raku, Raku Gallery, New York, New York (solo)
1994
Paul Soldner Retrospective: Soldner Clay and Recent Work, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia (solo)
1992
Paul Soldner: A Retrospective, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts (solo)
1992
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah (solo)
1991
Paul Soldner: A Retrospective, Scripps College, Claremont, California (solo)
1991
Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, California (solo)
1990
The Art Works Gallery, Riverside, California (solo)
1989
Tallinn Exhibition Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (solo)
1989
Leah Ransburg Art Gallery, University of Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana (solo)
1989
Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida (solo)
1987
Patricia Moore Gallery, Aspen, Colorado (solo)
1986
Great American Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (solo)
1986
Susan Cumins Gallery, Palo Alto, California (solo)
1986
American Potters Today, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
1985
Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1982
Galerie du Centre Genevois de L'Artisant, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
1982
Hetjens Museum, Düsseldorf, West Germany (solo)
1982
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (solo)
1980
VII Biennale Internationale de Ceramique d'Arte de Vallouris, le Musee de Vallouris, Vallouris, France

Public Collections

Franz Hals Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
American Craft Museum, New York, New York
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Ontario, Canada
Victoria and Albert Museum of Art, London, England
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Australian National Gallery, Sydney, Austral
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, California