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Annabeth Rosen, 2018

Annabeth Rosen, 2018

Directly confronting the aesthetic and physical relationships between sculptural form and painterly surface, Annabeth Rosen’s (b. 1957) ceramic sculptures explore the essential properties of clay, slip and glaze. With its composite materials and chemical properties, her formally intuitive process is enabled by a complex understanding of ceramic history placing her work in the tradition of experimental yet masterful sculptors including Lynda Benglis, and Martin Puryear. Rosen received her BFA from Alfred University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has held the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair at the University of California Davis since 1997 and has taught at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art and Bennington College. She has received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Pew Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, several UC Davis Research Grants, and a Joan Mitchell Award for Painting and Sculpture. Rosen’s work is in the collection of the LA County Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum of Art, The Denver Art Museum, and The Everson Museum, as well as public and private collections throughout the country. Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped, opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 2017 and traveled to the Cranbrook Art Museum in 2018 and The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco in 2019. 

ANNABETH ROSEN

b. 1957, Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

1981    
M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

1979    
B.F.A. NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020    
Fables, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

2019    
Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2018    
Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2017    
Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Tie Me to the Mast, P.P.O.W, New York, NY
Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015    
Annabeth Rosen, The whole is equal...., Myhren Gallery, Denver University, Denver, CO

2014    
Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY

2013    
Nature-Morphic, First Street Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

2012    
Common Bond, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2010    
Meulensteen, Project Space, New York, NY
Contingency, Fleisher /Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008    
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2006    
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003    
Moving in Place, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY (catalog)

2000    
A Luscious Symmetry, John Michael Kohler Art Center Museum, Sheboygen, WI

1999    
Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Robert Else Gallery, Sacramento State University, Sacramento, CA

1997    
Nelson Gallery, University California Davis, Davis, CA

1996    
Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1995    
Revolution, Ferndale, MI

1990    
Challenge Exhibition, Samuel S. Fleisher, Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1989    
Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1986    
The Alternative Work Site, Omaha, NE

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021    
With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2020    
Craft School, Shelter in Place Gallery, Boston, MA

2019    
ADAA Art Fair at the Armory, P.P.O.W & Anglim Gilbert Gallery, New York, NY
Acts and Sites, Elain L. Jacobs Gallery, Wayne State Museum, Detroit, MI

2018    
I Had the Landscape in My Arms, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, England
Contraptions: Rediscovering California Jewish Artists, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
The Faenza Prize & Exhibition, 60th Anniversary, Museo Internationale Della Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy
The Brain is Wider than the Sky, EXPO Chicago, Anglim Gilbert Gallery
Molding / Mark-Making: Ceramic Artists and Their Drawings, Dorsky Gallery, Curatorial Projects, LIC, NY

2017    
Mixed Tape, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

2016    
Passion & Obsessions, The Kaneko Museum, Omaha, NE
The New Now, Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2015    
The Conversation UCD Art Dept. ART SILICON VALLEY/San Francisco, San Mateo Convention Center, CA
Showing Off: Recent Acquisitions, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Human Moments: 7 Sculptors, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI
Defying Gravity, Sun Valley Art Center, Ketchum, ID
‘Retrospective’ Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2014    
The Invitation UCD Art Dept. ART SILICON VALLEY/San Francisco, San Mateo Convention Center, CA
Annabeth Rosen/Dean Smith, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Clay Heavies; The Renwick Group, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
MUCK: Accumulations, Accretions and Conglomerations, Arizona State Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Off Center: Mavericks, Misfits and Heretics, DeLind Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2013    
Chance Directions, Ventana 244 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Blue and White, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA

2012    
Hidden Treasures II, The Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
20 Years Strong, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Ceramics, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, NV
Memorial Show, City University, Hunter College, NY, NY; Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
Earth and Alchemy, Massachusetts College of Fine Art, Boston, MA
New World: IAC at the Santa Fe Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

2011    
The Anxiety of Influence, University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Overthrown: Clay Without Limits, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Mercurial Objects: Luxuriant Obsession, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

2010    
Thirty Years of Collecting: A Recent Gift to the Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Cross Currents in 20th Century Art: The Wollman Collection, Currier Museum, Manchester, NH

2008    
Arms Length In: Ceramics & the Treachery of Objects in the Digital Age, Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA         
2000 Years of Sculpture, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
From Dust to Decadence, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Contemporary Ceramic Art: A Survey, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
Patterns and Rhythms, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
Full and Spare, Florida State University of Art Museum, Tallahassee FL (catalog)

2007    
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Ceramics: Invitational, Cultural Arts Center @ The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH

2006    
CRUDER, Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR (catalog)
Flatlanders: Regional Round Up, The Nelson Gallery, University of California Davis, Davis, CA

2005    
Ceramics Invitational 2005, Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX
Vanitas, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
CONJUNCTION, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, NYS College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
Diverse Domain-Contemporary North American Ceramic Art, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Cranbrook to Lancaster and Back, Network Gallery, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
STRATA, Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden (catalog)

2004    
Standing Room Only, The 60th Scripps Ceramic Annual, Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA
because the earth is 1/3 dirt………, Boulder University Museum, Boulder, CO
Bay Area Ceramic Sculptors: Second Generation, The Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO
North American Ceramic Sculpture Now, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA
Intuitive Balance, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY

2003    
Crossing Traditions, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
The Other Side, b. sakata garo gallery, Sacramento, CA
Now & Now, Second World Ceramic Biennial, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, South Korea

2002    
Vignettes: Modern & Contemporary Art - Colorado Collections, Colorado University Art Galleries, Boulder, CO
Small is Beautiful, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
American Ceramics 1950-1990, Kyoto Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Material Speculations, H&R Block ArtSpace, Kansas City, MO
New Acquisitions, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
Ornamentia, Debra Norris Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Ceramic National 2000, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

2001    
The snake in the garden, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales; Collins Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland; Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, England; Midlands Arts Center, Birmingham, England; Hove Museum and Art Gallery, England; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, England (catalog)
Objects of Agency, Scripps Invitational, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
World Ceramic Exposition, Seoul, South Korea

1999    
Magic and Ritial: Hanukkiahs Through Contemporary Eyes, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, NY; The Jewish Community Center, Boca Raton, FL

1998    
Celebrating Fleisher Challenge at 20, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Sotheby's Special Exhibition and Prize, Joan Miro Foundation, Majorca, Spain   
New Work, Nason Williams, Madras, NM
Group Show, Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

1997    
Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
Gallery Artists, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996    
New England Ceramics, The Boston Athenaeum, MA
New (York) Visions, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY     

1995    
The Narrated & Decorated Surface, with Peter Gourfain, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1994    
Nature, Revolution, Ferndale, MI
Watershed: The Historical Present, Maine Coast Artists, Portland, ME

1993    
Contemporary Ceramics, Erector Sq. Gallery, New Haven, CT
The American Way, Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Arts Center, Abersytwyth, Wales; Wrexham Library Arts   Center, Gwynedd, Wales; Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff, Wales; Manchester City Art Galleries, Manchester, England; Royal Festival Hall, London, England
Artists on Their Own, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
Contemporary Clay -1993, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1989    
Scripps Invitational, Lang Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Artists Finalists, Challenge Exhibits 89, 90, 91, Provident National Bank, Philadelphia, PA
41 Ceramic Artists, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1988    
Wexner Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Fired Up: Clay in the East, Levy Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1987    
Alternative Worksite Ceramics & Sculpture, NCECA Exhibition, Syracuse, NY
Resident Artists Group Exhibition, The New Gallery, Alternative Worksite, Omaha, NE

1986    
Costumes, Props and Performances, The Fabric Workshop, New York, NY

1978    
Works on Paper, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2020    
American Craft Council Fellow

2018    
Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters
Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Alumni of the Year Award

2016    
United States Artists Fellowship

2011    
Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award

2000    
University of California, Davis Chancellors Fellow

1992    
Pew Fellowship in the Arts

1988    
Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Craftsman Fellowship

1986    
National Endowment for the Arts, Craftsman Fellowship

1980    
Francis Alexander Sibley Award

1979    
National Endowment for the Arts, Craftsman Fellowship

RESIDENCIES

2012    
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecombe, ME

2004    
The Borofsky Center, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2003    
The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

1997    
The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

1994    
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecombe, ME

1992    
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Edgecombe, ME

1985    
The Bemis Project, Omaha, NE

1984    
The Fabric Workshop, New York, NY

COLLECTIONS

Archives of American Art, Washington, DC
Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Estate of Ella King Torrey, San Francisco, CA 
Estate of Dorothy Weiss, San Francisco, CA   
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Greyhound Bus Station, Richard's Blvd, West Sacramento, CA
Hawkins Collection, Boston, MA
Kolodnier Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
Scottsdale Museum of Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Sheraton Hotel, Sacramento, CA
The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
The KANEKO, Ceramic Art Museum, Omaha, NE
The Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO
The Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
The Sheraton Grand, Sacramento, CA
The Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Salt Lake City, UT
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Shein-Joseph Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
The Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
The Canolfan and Celfyddydau Art Center, Aberystwyth, Wales
The Banks’ Collection, Philadelphia, PA

TEACHING

1997-Present      
University of California Davis, Robert Arneson Endowed Chair

1993-1997        
Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1990-1993        
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1989-1992        
Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Elkins Park, PA

1991                
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1990-1991        
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

LECTURES, VISITING CRITIC, & PANELS

2017    
Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2015    
Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Artist Guest Lecturer; Denver University, Guest Artist, Denver, CO
Yale University, Making Ceramic Art: Objects and Meanings in Twentieth Century Ceramics, Panel, New Haven, CT

2014    
Yale University, Making Ceramic Art: Objects and Meanings in Twentieth Century Ceramics, Lecture, New Haven, CT

2013    
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

2012    
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
California State Long Beach, CA

2011    
The Kingsley Art Club, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
VERGE at the Crest Theater, Panel, Sacramento, CA

2010    
CRITICAL Ceramics: Symposium Planner & Participant, Santa Fe, NM
Di Rosa Preserve, Panel, Sonoma, CA
San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2009    
NCECA Conference, Panel, Phoenix AZ

2008    
California College of Art, Oakland, CA
SFAI, San Francisco, CA
ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, Jan Fisher Lecture Series, Tempe, AZ
Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
Sonoma Community College and the Di Rosa Preserve, Interview Series with Jim Melchert

2007    
California College of Art, San Francisco, CA

2006    
State University of New York, New Paltz, NY 
University of New Mexico, Las Cruces, NM
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2005    
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Mills College, Oakland, CA
University of Omaha, Lincoln, NE

2004    
Microsoft Corporation, Mountain View Campus, CA
California State Long Beach, CA
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2003    
School of the Art institute, Chicago, IL
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
because the earth is 1/3 dirt…., Exhibition Symposium, Colorado University Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO
Hartford School of Art, University of Connecticut, Hartford CT
College Art Association, Labor of Love Panel, Janet Koplos Moderator, New York, NY

2002    
NCECA, Kansas City, KS
Material Speculations, Conference/Exhibition Symposium, Palo Alto Art Center, CA

2001    
The Renwick Gallery, The Smithsonian Inst. Washington, D.C. Symposium
California State Long Beach, CA
San Francisco Art Institute
Kent State, Kent, OH
TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2000    
Symposium: Women in Ceramics; Sotheby's, New York, NY

1999    
San Jose State University, CA
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Art of an Instant Lecture Series
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1998    
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA
Haystack, Deer Isle, Maine
Port Chester Art Center, Port Chester, NY

1997    
C.A.S.T., Nagoya, Japan
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, NY
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
University of California, Davis

1996    
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1995    
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1994    
The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia  

1993    
Canolfan Y Celfyddydau Arts Center, Aberystwyth, Wales

1992    
Maine Crafts Association at Haystack, Deer Isle, ME

1991    
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

1990    
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1989    
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Community College, Philadelphia, PA

1988    
Houston Community College, Houston, TX

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Verge, Sacramento, CA, Advisory Board Member
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
College Art Association (CAA)
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
IAC (International Academy of Ceramics) Geneva, Switzerland

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Annabeth Rosen Part 11, 2013-2018

Annabeth Rosen
Part 11, 2013-2018
fired ceramic, painted steel baling wire, steel base on casters
48 x 30 x 28 ins.
121.9 x 76.2 x 71.1 cm

Annabeth Rosen Droove, 2012

Annabeth Rosen
Droove, 2012
slip over glazed and fired ceramic and rubber inner tube
13 x 20 x 16 ins.
33 x 50.8 x 40.6 cm

Annabeth Rosen Prolly, 2012

Annabeth Rosen
Prolly, 2012
fired ceramic, rubber inner tube
13 x 21 x 16 ins.
33 x 53.3 x 40.6 cm

Annabeth Rosen Untitled (Souvenir #19), 2005

Annabeth Rosen
Untitled (Souvenir #19), 2005
fired ceramic
13 1/2 x 13 x 8 ins.
34.3 x 33 x 20.3 cm

Annabeth Rosen Untitled (Souvenir #35), 2005

Annabeth Rosen
Untitled (Souvenir #35), 2005
fired ceramic
15 1/2 x 17 x 10 ins.
39.4 x 43.2 x 25.4 cm

Annabeth Rosen Red Hollow, 2001

Annabeth Rosen
Red Hollow, 2001
fired ceramic
19 1/2 x 14 x 14 ins.
49.5 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm

Annabeth Rosen Part 11, 2013-2018

Annabeth Rosen
Part 11, 2013-2018
fired ceramic, painted steel baling wire, steel base on casters
48 x 30 x 28 ins.
121.9 x 76.2 x 71.1 cm

Annabeth Rosen Droove, 2012

Annabeth Rosen
Droove, 2012
slip over glazed and fired ceramic and rubber inner tube
13 x 20 x 16 ins.
33 x 50.8 x 40.6 cm

Annabeth Rosen Prolly, 2012

Annabeth Rosen
Prolly, 2012
fired ceramic, rubber inner tube
13 x 21 x 16 ins.
33 x 53.3 x 40.6 cm

Annabeth Rosen Untitled (Souvenir #19), 2005

Annabeth Rosen
Untitled (Souvenir #19), 2005
fired ceramic
13 1/2 x 13 x 8 ins.
34.3 x 33 x 20.3 cm

Annabeth Rosen Untitled (Souvenir #35), 2005

Annabeth Rosen
Untitled (Souvenir #35), 2005
fired ceramic
15 1/2 x 17 x 10 ins.
39.4 x 43.2 x 25.4 cm

Annabeth Rosen Red Hollow, 2001

Annabeth Rosen
Red Hollow, 2001
fired ceramic
19 1/2 x 14 x 14 ins.
49.5 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm