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Betty Woodman    (American, 1930)

 Betty Woodman - Balustrade Vase 95-13 (Sculptures) h: 26 x w: 26 x d: 9 in / h: 66 x w: 66 x d: 22.9 cm
Betty Woodman
Balustrade Vase 95-13 1995
 
 Betty Woodman - Snow Star (Ceramics) h: 30 x w: 26 in / h: 76.2 x w: 66 cm
Betty Woodman
Snow Star 1993
 
 Betty Woodman - Three Winged Vessels (Ceramics)
Betty Woodman
Three Winged Vessels
 
 Betty Woodman - Three Winged Vessels (Ceramics)
Betty Woodman
Three Winged Vessels
 
  

Biography
1930 Born in Norwalk, CT
1948 - 1950 Studied at the School for American Craftsman, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1966 Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to Florence, Italy
1975 Visiting Artist, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
1977 Associate Professor, Fine Arts Department, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1980 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1986 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1987 Governor’s Award in the Arts, Colorado
1993 Distinguished Research & Creative Lectureship, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1995 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Bellagio Study Center, Bellagio, Italy
1978 - 1998 Professor, Fine Art Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Visionary Award of The American Craft Museum, New York, NY
2000 Honorary Fellow, National Council of Educators in Ceramic Arts
2004 Premio Internazionale Vietri sul Mare, Fondazione Museo Artistico Industriale, Salerno, Italy
2006 Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada
2007 Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, Brooklyn Museum/Modernism Design Award, Brooklyn, NY
National Academician, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
Dunwiddie Prize, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, New York, NY
2009 Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1998 - 2010 Professor Emeritus, Fine Art Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Lives and works in New York, NY and Antella, Italy

Exhibitions
2010 Betty Woodman, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Interactions in Clay: Contemporary Explorations of the Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2010 "Paintings", Max Protetch Gallery, New York (solo)
2010 "Interactions," organized by The Clay Studio, Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2010 "Connecticut," D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
2009 "Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection," Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
2009 "Carla Acardi, Sol LeWitt, Betty Woodman,"Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy.
2009 "The Legend of Bud Shark and his Indelible Ink," Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, Colorado.
2009 "Dirt on Delight: Impulses that Form Clay," Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; travels to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (cat.)
2009 Galleria Bagnai, Florence, Italy
2009 Museo Delle Porcellane, Palazzo Pitti, Giardino di Boboli, Florence, Italy (solo)
2008 Betty Woodman: Trois Grandes Dames III, Galerie Besson, UK (solo)
2008 "Conversations in Clay," Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York (cat.)
2008 "The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art," The National Academy Museum, New York, New York (cat.)
2008 "Outsider" Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy
2008 "Contemporary Ceramic Art: A Survey," Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Aspen Colorado
2008 "Concreta," Palazo Pretorio, Certaldo, Italy (cat.)
2008 "Multi Part Art: Contemporary Art in the Collection," The RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
2008 "New, Novel and Never Shown Before 2008: Recent Gifts to the Collection (Part 1), Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin.
2008 "Rooms and People," Max Protetch Gallery, New York. (solo)
2007 Betty Woodman: Transcending Boundaries," Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida (solo)
2007 "Marseille Artistes Associés 1977-2007,"La Vieille Charité, Marseille, France (cat.)
2007 "The Woodman Family," Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy (cat.).
2007 "Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis: The Art of Conceptual Craft, Selections from the Wornick Collection," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
2007 "An Art of Our Own: Women Ceramicists from the Permanent Collection," Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
2007 Memories, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
2006 "Hot Off the Press Prints of 2006 From New York Printshops," The Grolier Club, New York, New York
2006 "The Bong Show or This is Not a Pipe," Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, New York
2006 "Couples Discourse," Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania
2006 "International Architectural Ceramics," Gimhae Culture FoundationƒnClayarch,ƒnGimhae,ƒnKorea
2006 "Great Pots: The Vessel as Art, 1900-2000; 20th Century Ceramics from The Newark Museum," The USB Art Gallery, New York, New York
2006 "Somewhere Between Denver and Naples," Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (solo)
2006 "Betty Woodman," Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York. (solo)
2006 Betty Woodman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
The Bong Show or This is Not a Pipe, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Theatres of Betty Woodman, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Il Giardino Dipinto, RISD Museum, Providence, RI (solo)
See the Fine Print: Selected Works From Shark¡¦s Ink., Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
Five Presses: Selected Prints, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada, CO
Shark and His Ink, Exhibitrek, Boulder, CO
2005 "Il Giardino Dipinto," Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island (solo)
2005 Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo)
2004 Picasso to Thiebold: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Collections of Stanford University Alumni and Friends, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Art for a Landmine Free World, Vietnam Veteran¡¦s of America Foundation, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
2003 Skowhegan: Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine, College of Art, Portland, ME
Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Floating Time 2003 ¡V Lethe, River of Forgetfulness, Stedelijk Museum voor Hedendaages Kunst, ¡¥sHertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
The Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art, Part II: Modern Ceramic Art from an International Perspective, Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan
Shared Passion: Sara and David Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Ceramics and Art, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Clay Works: American Ceramics from the Everson Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Recent Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Souvenirs, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2002 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO (solo)
Two Bronze Benches and Four Ceramic Pictures of Korean Paintings, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (solo)
Contemporary American Ceramics, 1950-1990: A Survey of American Objects and Vessels, Aichi Preferctural Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; Iberaki Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Iberaki, Japan, Nilgata Prefectural Museum of Art, Nilgata, Japan; Setagaya Art Musem, Tokyo, Japan; Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukuoka, Japan
The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection, The American Center for Wine, Food & The Arts, Napa, CA; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL; The George R. Gardiner Museum of Fine Arts, Toronto; Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; Chicago Cultural Center; Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Gifts in Honor of the 125th Anniversary, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Prints from Shark¡¦s Ink., Flanders Graphics, Minneapolis, MN
Shark¡¦s Ink., 1976-2001, Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCs, Colorado Springs, CO
2001 Sur la Table, Kraushaar Galleries, New York A Ceramic Continuum: 50 Years of the Archie Bray Influence, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT (travels to 17 museums and institutions)
Snake in the Garden: Contemporary Approaches to Slipware, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, University of Wales, UK
World Ceramic Exposition, World Ceramic Centre, Ichon, Korea
Beauty without Regrets, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
USA Clay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC
Le Cirva à 15 ans, Galerie d¡¦art Conseil Génèrale des Bouches-du-Rhone, Aix-en-Provence, France
Betty Woodman, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000 Betty Woodman & Robert Barni: due e vasi, Centro D¡¦Arte La Loggia, Monterfiridolfi, Italy
Pots Paper Prints, Mizel Arts Center at the JCC, Denver, CO (solo)
Clay, Bronze, Paper, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
A Conversation with Pat Steir, Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY (solo)
Works from the 1980¡¦s, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Gallerymateria (with Peter Voulkos), Scottsdale, AZ
1999 Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA (solo)
Recent Work of Prints and Vases, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN (solo)
1998 New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ (solo)
1996 - 1998 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Provincial Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium; Fundaçào Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal;Museé d¡¦Art Contemporain, Dunkerque, France (solo)
1997 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995 Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (solo)
International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
1994 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Carin Delcourt van Krimpen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1993 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Il Giardino Dipinto, Het Kruithuis Den Bosch, The Netherlands (solo)
Barney Wycoff Gallery, Aspen, CO (solo)
1992 Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CO (solo)
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1991 Betty Woodman: Works in Clay, Johnson County Community College, Gallery of Art, Oakland Park, KS (solo)
Opera Selecta: The Work of Betty Woodman (1975-1990), Museé des Arts Modernes, Aix-le-Bain, France
1990 Francesca Pia Gallery, Berne, Switzerland (solo)
Recent Work, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1989 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Unique Porcelains, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1988 Recent Work, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Lobby Project: Betty Woodman/Three Palace Matrons, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1987 Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO (solo)
1986 Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1985 The Ceramics of Betty Woodman, Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA (solo)
Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL (solo)
1983 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
The Houston Room, Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1982 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
An Interior Exchange, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY (solo)
1981 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1980 Amalgam Art Limited, London, Uk (solo)
1979 Hills Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (solo)
1978 Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY (solo)
1977 United States Information Service Gallery, Milano, Italy (solo)
1976 Clay and Fiber Gallery, Taos, NM (solo)
1975 Nelson-Fosdick Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, New York, NY (solo)
1974 One Hundred Italian Pots, Boulder, CO (solo)
1970 Salt Glaze, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE (solo)
1969 Salt Glaze, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT (solo)

Literature
2006 Koplos, Janet, Arthur C. Danto, and Barry Schwabsky. Betty Woodman. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2006
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