Education

1964        B.A. Degree, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida

1966        M.S. Degree, University of Wisconsin, Madison,Wisconsin

1967        M.F.A. Degree, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin


Professional Experience

Professor Emeritus    Minnesota State University at Mankato, Mankato, Minnesota

1968-2003                   Professor of Art, Ceramics, Minnesota State University at Mankato, MN

2005        Penland School of Crafts, ceramic sculpture, Penland, NC (summer)

2002        Penland School of Crafts, ceramic sculpture, Penland, NC (summer)

1998        Penland School of Crafts, ceramic sculpture, Penland, NC (summer)

1993        Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ceramic sculpture, Deer Isle, MA (summer)

1993        Anderson Ranch Arts Center, ceramic sculpture, Snowmass, CO (summer)

1990        Penland School of Crafts, ceramic sculpture, Penland, NC (summer)


Recent Solo Exhibitions                                

2009        Western Carolina University, Fine Art Museum, ‘Sculptural Ceramics’, Cullowhee, NC

2008        St. Paul Academy&Summit School, ‘Potential Flying Objects’, St. Paul, MN

2008        Craft Alliance, ‘Inside/Inside Out: A Profile of Awareness’, St. Louis, MO

1999        Minnesota State University, Conkling Gallery, Mixed Media Sculpture, Mankato, MN

1995        Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MAEP Program, ‘Unrolling Reflections’, Minneapolis, MN

1995        Northwest Missouri State University, DeLuce Gallery, ‘Ceramic and Bronze’, Maryville, MO

1994        Maurine Littleton Gallery, ‘New Work in Ceramic’, Washington, D.C.

1992        Rochester Art Center, ‘Old Dog New Tricks’, Rochester, MN

1992        Sioux City Art Center, ‘Wall Relief Ceramics’, Sioux City, IA


Selected Invitational Exhibitions

2009        St. Olaf College, Flaten Art Museum, ‘The Unorthodox Work of James and Janice Tanner’,

                Northfield, MN

2007        Rochester Community College, ‘Dancing on Center: Recent Works’, Tanner/Tanner,

                Rochester, MN

2007        Jaques Art Center, ‘OUTSIDE of Time: Sculptural Paintings’, Jim and Jan Tanner,

                Aitken, MN

2007        St. Olaf College, Flaten Art Museum, ‘Ceramics Today’, Northfield, MN

2006        Western Carolina University, Fine Art Museum, ‘Harvey K. Littleton+friends: A Legacy

                of Transforming Object, Image and Idea’, Cullowhee, NC

2005        Morgan State University, James E. Lewis Museum, ‘Unity and Legacy: Umoja’,

                Baltimore, MD

2005        Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, ‘Diverse Domain of Contemporary North American

                Ceramic Art’, curated by NCECA, Taiwan

2004        Columbus College of Art&Design, Canzani Center Gallery, ‘21st Century Ceramics’,

                Columbus, OH

2003        American Craft Council, 2003 Aileen Osborn Webb Awards, Chicago, IL

2003        Mint Museum of Craft&Design, ‘The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience’,

                Charlotte, NC


Selected Awards/Honors

2003        Council of Fellows, American Craft Council, presented at SOFA, Chicago, IL

2002        Lifetime Achievement Award, Minnesota Craft Council

2001        Fellow of the Council, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

1997        Jerome Foundation, Visual Arts Travel and Study Grant:  Greece and Rome

1993        Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship

1991        McKnight Foundation Fellowship

1990        NEA Visual Artist Fellowship

1984        NEA Visual Artist Fellowship


Recent Workshops/Lectures

2009        St. Olaf College, Flaten Art Museum, 3 Day Residency, Mixed Media, Northfield, MN

2009        Community & Technical College Fine Arts Conference, Keynote Lecture, Duluth, MN

2009        Western Carolina University, ceramic workshop, Cullowhee, NC

2008        St. Paul Academy&Summit School, lecture & student discussions, St. Paul, MN

2008        Ohr-O’Keege Museum of Art, Hunting Intuition, ceramic workshop, Biloxi, MS

2005        St. Olaf College, Arnold Flaten Lecture Series, Northfield, MN

2004        University of North Carolina at Charlotte, ceramic workshop/lecture, Charlotte, NC

2004        Mint Museum of Craft&Design, lecture, Charlotte, NC

2004        University of Mississippi, ceramic workshop, University, MS

2003        Florida Craftsmen Regional Conference, ‘Clay: Handbuilding Sculpture, Lowfire Color

                on Stoneware, DeLand, FL

2002        Kansas State University, lecture, Manhattan, KS

2000        Northern Clay Center, lecture: ‘University Education and the Making of Art,’

                Minneapolis, MN

1999        University of Northern Iowa, ceramic workshop/lecture, Cedar Falls, IA


Selected Professional Activities

2008-09    Advisory Panel Member, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute

                of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2008        Curator, ‘Three Dimensions of Expression: Mind on Clay Matter’, ceramic work by

                Victor Spinski, Joe Bova and Roy Strassberg, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2008        3D Juror and judge, Ohr-O’Keefe Musuem of Art, George E. Ohr National Challenge,

                Biloxi, MS

2007        Juror, Minnesota State Arts Board, Visual Arts Panel, St. Paul, MN

2006        Juror, Ohio Arts Council, Crafts Panel, Columbus, OH

2006        Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Retreat, Hendersonville, NC

2005        Board of Trustees, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2004-06   Panel Member, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts,

                Minneapolis, MN

2003        Print Studio Residency, Littleton Studios, created 2 prints using the vitreographic process,

                Spruce Pine, NC

2003        Glaze Storm, University of Indianapolis, sponsored by Amaco, Indianapolis, IN

2003        Juror and judge, St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, MO

2003        Judge, American Craft Council Show, St. Paul, MN

1996-2000        President and past president, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

1993-96    Board of Trustees, American Craft Council


Selected Collections

               Ceridian, Minneapolis, MN

                Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

                Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

                Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

                Mint Museum of Craft&Design, NCECA Collection, Charlotte, NC

                Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

                Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

               



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