Marek Cecuła

Born: Kielce (Poland), 1944
Study and apprenticeship in Israel
Lives, works in New York and Poland
Head and Coordinator of Ceramic Department,
Parsons School of Design, New York 1985-2004
Professor at Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB)

Solo Exhibitions

    2011 – Center for Contemporary Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland 2010 – Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winda, Kielce , Poland 2009 – Gallery BWA Kielce, Poland 2008 – Gallery BWA Wroclaw, Poland 2007 – Garth Clark Gallery, New York 2006 – Garth Clark Gallery, New York 2004 – Garth Clark Gallery, New York 2003 – Racine Art Museum, Racine WI 2002 – Grand Arts, Kansas City MO 2001 – Garth Clark Gallery, New York 2000 – Galeri Ram, Oslo Norway 1999 – Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw Garth Clark Gallery New York 1998 – Periscope Gallery, Tel-Aviv Israel 1997 – Galerie Karin Friebe, Mannheim, Germany – Modernism Gallery, San Francisco CA 1996 – Garth Clark Gallery, New York – Revolution Gallery Project, Ferndale, MI 1995 – Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1994 – Garth Clark Gallery, New York 1993 – Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MO – Gallery Maas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Collections Victoria & Albert Museum London Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Le Musée royal de Mariemont Belgium Newark Museum of Art, Newark NJ Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte NC. Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim, Norway Smithsonian National Museum of Art. Washington DC Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997 Acquisition Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO American Craft Museum, New York City Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York City Museum Hertkruithuis, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions 2008 Museum of Art & Design “Second Lives” Katonah Museum of Art. Katonah NY 2007 63rd. Scripps College Ceramic Annual R.CH.W. Gallery, Clermont CA. 2006 Drud & Køppe Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2005 The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea Le Musée royal de Mariemont Belgium 2004 Museum of Art and Design NY “Corporal Identities-Body Language” 2003 J.M. Kohler Art Center WI. “Formed to Function” 2002 Garth Clark Gallery “Groundswell” LIC. NY 2001 American Craft Museum “Handmade by Design” NYC. Everson Museum of Art “Ceramic National 2000”, Syracuse NY 1998 Fundacion Luis Seone & ECWC Coruna Spain 1996 San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, ‘96 Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX 1995 Rogaland Kunstnersenter, “New York Clay” Stavanger, Norway 1993 Everson Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National, Syracuse, NY

Selected Bibliography and Publications
Fragile, Gestalten Publishing Berlin 2008
Breaking The Mould, Black Dog Publishing London
Shards, On Ceramic Art, by Garth Clark
Postmodern Ceramics by Mark Del Vecchio
Ceramic Arts and Perception, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2006
Art in America December 1997
Ceramic Review April 2006
Keramik Magazin (Germany), March/ April 1997
American Ceramics, April/June 1995 / Feb. 2001




Fellowship Grants and Awards
2001 Grand Arts, Project Grant.Kansas City
1999 Luis Comfort Tiffany Fundation, Fellowship award, New York
1998 Europen Ceramic Work Center, s’Hertogenbosch The Netherlands
1995 New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship Award, New York
Empire Craft Alliance, Fellowship Award, New York
1993 European Ceramic Work Center, S’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
1992 Abington Art Center, Best of Show, The Clay Cup, Jenkintown, PA
1991 New York Foundation for the Arts, Fellowship Award, New York
Empire State Craft Alliance, Grant 91, Saratoga springs, NY
1990 Wichita National, Award of Excellence, Wichita, TX
Kraus Silkes, American Craft Awards, New York
1987 Product Design Excellence Award, Accent on Design, New York
1982 Kohler Industry, Art-Industry Program, Kohler, WI

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops
2008 School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
2007 Atoms to Art 2 Conference, University College London
2006 Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute. Jingdezhen China
2005 University of Southern California, LA
California State University Long Beach, CA
2004 Europäisches Industriemuseum für Porzellan, Selb “Renewing Ceramics”
School of Art and Design Halle Germany
2002 Rod Island School of Design, RI.
2001 American Craft Museum, New York
2000 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO
SHKS. National Collage of Art and Design Oslo Norwa
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LU.
1999 Crenbrook Academy of Art, Detroit MI.
University of Art Philadelphia PA..
1998 Washington University, Seattle WA.
1997 Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw Poland
California State University, Long Beach, CA
1996 Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

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