Sergei Isupov  (Russian) 


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Sergei Isupov Biography
1963   Born in Stavropol, Russia
1982   Ukrainian State Art School, Kiev
1990   Art Institute of Tallinn, Estonia B.A./M.F.A. Ceramics
Selected Exhibitions
2010   The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories, Albany Institute, Albany, NY
2010   Nude in Chicago, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010   Different Lines: Drawings by Craft Artists, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA
2010   Couples, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield MA
2010   ReObjectification”, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield MA
2010   The Hermaphrodites: Living In Two Worlds, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010   Transcending the Figure: Contemporary Ceramics, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
2010   Corporeal Manifestations, Mutter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
2010   Illumination, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA
2010   “He + She”, Barry Friedman Gallery Ltd., New York, NY (Solo)
2010   “Firmly Standing”, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia (Solo)
2009   “Androgyny” Solo Exhibition, Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ (Solo)
2009   “Androgyny: New Work by Sergei Isupov”, Daum Museum of Art, Sedalia, MO (Solo)
2009   Figuration to Fragmentation: The Human Form in Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
2009   The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2009   Steeped in History: The Art of Tea, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2008   Voices, 2008 NCECA Invitational Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
2008   Permanently MAD: Revealing the Collection, Museum of Arts + Design, New York, NY
2008   Androgyny, The Preview, Solo Exhibition: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing; Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA (Solo)
2007   Solo Exhibition: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing; Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, and Pittsfield, MA (Solo)
2007   Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2007   The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection: A Gift to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
2006   Harvey K. Littleton and Friends: A Legacy of TransformingObject, Image and Idea, Western Carolina University Museum of Fine Art, Dullowhee, NC
2006   Resident and Invited International Artist Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation: North Gallery, Helena, MT
2006   Surface Tension, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, South Australia
2006   Life Insight: The Human Experience, The Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY
2006   The Body Ceramic, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
2006   The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2005   The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, Curator, Garth Clark
2005   A Tale to Tell, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2005   Transformations: the Language of Craft, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
2005   Korea Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2005, International Invitational Exhibition - 120 Definitions of Temptation, Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju City, Republic of Korea
2005   30 Ceramic Sculptors; John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2005   Portraiture: Patron, Artist, Subject”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
2005   House of Wonder: Surrealism + Still Life + Objects of Curiosity, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
2005   Terra Sutra: Erotica II, Montage Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2005   Excess: A Group Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2005   35th Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Faunatical: Ceramic Artists and the Forms of Nature,
2005   Particles of Passion: The Art of Clay, Academy of Art Museum, Easton, MD
2004   “Standing Room Only”, 2004 Scripps 60th Ceramic Annual, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2004   “A Family of Artists”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
2004   ‘New Prints 2004”, International Print Center New York, NY
2003   “Triennial 9 Form and Content: Corporal Identity”, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY & Museum fur Angewandte, Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2003   “Trans-Mission”; Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, GA
2003   “Short Stories”, Ferrin Galley, Lenox, MA
2003   “Subject-Me-Object”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
2003   “Vivat! Chamotte”, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2003   “Clay Works: American Ceramics from the Everson Museum of Art, USB Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Solo Exhibition: Sculpture, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA (Solo)
2003   “Being Human: The Figure Expressed”, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003   “Erotic Life of Clay - Sex Pots”, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2002   “Tastefully Tawdry”, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2002   “Major Figures: Group Show of Figural Ceramics”; Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
2002   “The Figure in Ceramic”, Lewis & Clark College; Portland, OR
2002   “Figural Ceramics”, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
2002   “Big Head: Ceramic Sculpture on a Heroic Scale”; Southwest School of Art & Craft,
2002   “Biological Mutiny”, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
2002   “Terra Sutra: 21st Century Erotic Ceramics”, Incubator Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2002   “Being Human: The Figure Expressed”, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002   “Modern Bestiary: Artists View the Animal Kingdom”, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
2001   “American Ceramic Art at the New Millenium”; World Ceramics Exposition; Seoul, Korea
2001   “Clay 2001”; Central Piedmont Community College; Charlotte, NC
2001   National Clay Invitational, Blue Spiral 1; Asheville, NC
2001   Erotica in Ceramic Art II; Gallery Camino Real; Boca Raton, FL
2001   31st Annual Ceramics Exhibit; Crossman Gallery; University of Wisconsin;
2001   “Expressing the Human Form”; Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2001   “Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection”; Mint Museum of Craft + Design; Charlotte, NC
2000 - 2001   “Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic”, A Touring Exhibit with Exhibits USA curated by
2000   “Bridge VI”, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2000   “New Sculpture”, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000   Everson Ceramic National; The 30th Ceramic National Exhibition; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2000   “Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950 - 2000”, Los Angeles County
2000   “Masterworks from the Collection, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC
1995   Solo Exhibition, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA (Solo)
1995   Solo Exhibition, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinatti, OH (Solo)
1993   Solo Exhibition, Mosabaka Gallery, Helsinki, Finland (Solo)
1993   Solo Exhibition, Vasa Gallery, Falun, Sweden (Solo)