GUGGER PETTER BIOGRAPHY



[ Personal | Collections | Commissions | Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Selected Group Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Employment | Bibliography ]



PERSONAL

PLACE OF BIRTH

Copenhagen,Denmark
Denmark 1949-70
ItaIy 1970-73
Mexico 1973-83
Belgium 1983-86
USA 1986

EDUCATION
1967-68 Den Frie og Merkantile Kunstskole, Copenhagen, Denmark
1970-73 Academy of Fine Art, Rome, Italy
1991-93College of Marin, (Fiberarts with Carole Beadle) Kentfield, California



SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The White House, Washington, USA
Bjarne Bladbjerg, Danish Ambassador, Manila, Philippines
Henrik Wern, Danish Counsul, Antwerp, Belgium
Poul Smidt, Danish Radio & Television, Copenhagen, Denmark
Andree Arty, Brussels, Belgium
Roberto Pesaro, Mexico City, Mexico
Henrik Trautner, Ministery of Agriculture, Copenhagen, Denmark
Rita & Robert Roberts, Sonoma California
Charles & Nancy Curley, Larkspur, California
Mr & Mrs Besozzi, Mexico City, Mexico
Mr. Harold Rosenbaum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Danielle Steel, San Francisco, California
more.



COMMISSIONS/ PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

Royal Danish Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico
Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, California
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
Young & Rubicam, San Francisco, California
Grupo Pliana, Mexico City, Mexico
Arch. Marc Pariente, Mexico City, Mexico
Industrias Polifil, Mexico City, Mexico
Arch. Honorio Lopez, Mexico City, Mexico
Textel, Mexico City, Mexico



AWARDS/ GRANTS

1999
Juror's Award, "Fiber Art", Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California
First Place in Sculpture Best Entry by a California Artist, -Award of Distinction, " 1999 Art Show at the Dog Show", Wichita, Kansas

1998
First Place, "Toys in Contemporary Art II", d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, California
Buck Foundation Art Grant (Craft), Marin Art Council, San Rafael, California

1997
Juror's Choice Award, "Fiberart International '97", Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania

1995
Second Place, Fine Art & Craft Show, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, California
Honorable Mention, 27th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Art Galleries, Fremont, Ca. Honorable Mention, "International ‘95’, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California

1992
Buck Foundation Art Grant (Craft), Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, California
Honorable Mention, Fine Art & Craft Show, Marin County Fair, California

1991
Second Award, Fine Art & Craft Show, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, California

1990
Best in Show, "Celebration of Sight" Redlands Host Lions Club, Orange County, California

1989
Merit Award, Conference of Northern California Handweawers, Santo Rosa, California

1987
Merit Award, Conference of Northern California Handweavers, Chico, California
Honorable Mention, Fine Art & Craft Show, San Rafael, California



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2001
"News Works by Gugger Petter", Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California

2000
"The Daily News": Newspaper Art by Gugger Petter, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, California

1998
"New Work by Gugger Petter", Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California

1997
"Open Studio,” Marin Arts Council, San Rafael, California
Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California
Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California

1996
"Newspaper Weavings", Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California

1995
"Stray -Dogs", Fairfax library Gallery, Fairfax, California

1994
"Head-lines", Fairfax library Gallery, Fairfax, California

1992
"Tapestries", Fairfax library Gallery, Fairfax, California

1990
"Tapestries by Gugger Petter", Marin County Playhouse Gallery, Ross, California

1989
"Tapestries and Weavings", AMEX life Assurance Company, San Rafael, California
"Tapestries and Weavings", Marin County Civic Center Gallery, San Rafael, Ca

1987
Spectrum, San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, California

1986
"Wandtapijten", Textile Art Gallery, Leuven, Belgium

1980
Grupo Polifil, Mexico City, Mexico



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2001
"Darn, Petter, Schulman", Baylor University, Waco, Texas
"New Forms in Fiber", Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Ma
"Fabrications', Mendocino College Gallery, Ukiah, California
SOFA NYC, Mobilia Gallery, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York

2000
Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
"San Francisco International Art Exposition", Robert Berman Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Bow Wow, a Dogs Life", Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
"California Craft", Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

1999
"San Francisco International Art Exposition", Robert Berman Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Animals in Art", Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska
"1999 Art Show at the Dog Show", American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog, St. Louis, Missouri
"1999 Art Show at the Dog Show", Wichita, Kansas
"Toys in Contemporary Art II" d.p. Fong Galleries, San Jose, California

1998
"Individual Artist Grants" Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, California
"Art Herning '98", Galleri Torso, Herning Kongrescenter, Denmark

1997
"Fiberart International '97" Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania
"4th International Betonac Prize" Odder Museum, Odder, Denmark
"4th International Betonac Prize" Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czechoslovakia
"4th International Betonac Prize" Textilmuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland

1996
"4th International Betonac Prize", Sint-Truiden, Belgium
"Tiffany", Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California

1995
"Materials: Hard & Soft", Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas
"Fine Art & Craft Show", Marin County Fair, San Rafael, California
"The Strong Clear Line", Timothy Higbee Gallery, San Francisco, California
"27th Annual Textile Exhibit", Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, California
"Paper/Fiber XVIII", The Art Center & Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
"International 95", Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California

1994
"Northern Lights Exhibit", San Francisco Contract Design Center, San Francisco, California

1993
"1992 Individual Artist Grant Recipients", Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
"1992 Individual Artist Grant Recipients", Summer House Gallery, Mill Valley, California

1992
"California Design '92", San Francisco Contract Design Center, San Francisco, California

1990
"Celebration of Sight", Redland's Host Lions Club, Orange County, California

1986
"Belgische Wandtapijt en Tekstilelsculptuur", Asput Kunstcentrum, Halle, Belgium
"Small Expressions", Convergence '86, Toronto, Canada
"Den Permanemte", Copenhagen, Denmark

1985
"Terre, Feu, Laine et Fibres", Salle des Metiers D'Art, Brussels, Belgium
"Keramieken, Brans en wandtapijten" Provinciemuseum Van Humbeeck-M. Piron, Leuven, Belgium



GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000
"Re-Visions", Marin Community Foundation, Larkspur, California

1999
"Contemporary Crafts", One Bush Street, Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Fiber Art", Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, California
"Vessel Farms/Fiber Techniques", Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California
"Fiber as Art", The Underground Gallery, San Rafael, California

1998
"California Color", Group Exhibition of Northern California Artists, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Ca.
Nordic 5 Arts, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California

1997
"Marin Arts Council's Annual Members Show, Carte Madera, California
"Small Works by Gallery Artists", Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
"Fiber Dimensions", Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
"Animal Instincts", Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California
"Preview Exhibition", Carte Madera Town Center, California
"Art Show at the Dog Show", Wichita, Kansas
"And Again -The Art of Recycled Materials", Virginia Breier Gallery, SF, California
"lOth Anniversary Exhibition", Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California

1996
Galleri Torso, Odense, Denmark
DeBoer Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Marin Arts Council Annual Show, Carte Madera, California
Fiber Dimension, Carte Madera, California
Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California
Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
Works Gallery, Sonoma, California

1995
"Downtown Partnership", Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California
"Fibrations", Artisans, Mill Valley, Califonia

1994
Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California
Viewpoint Gallery, Point Reyes, California
"Fiber Dimension Exhibit", Town Center Hall, Carte Madera, California

1993
Marin Arts Council Grantees 2nd Annual Artist Exhibition, Town Center Hall, Carte Madera, Ca.
Marin Arts Council Grantees 1st Annual Grant Winners Exhibition
Marin Community Foundation, Larkspur, California
"Fine Art Craft Show", Marin County Fair, San Rafael, California
"The Year of American Craft", Artisans, Mill Valley , California

1992
"1992 MALT Show", Frances Young Gallery, Marin Society of Artist, Ross, California
"Fine Art & Craft Show", Marin County Fair, San Rafael, California
"Craft & Sculpture", Frances Young Gallery, Marin Society of Artist, Ross, California
"Baskets & Beyond", Artisans, Mill Valley, California

1991
"Levity Allowed", Artisans, Mill Valley, California
Arthemis, Mexico City, Mexico
"Fine Art & Craft Show", Marin County Fair, San Rafael, California
College of Marin Student Show, Kentfield, California

1989
36th Annual Conference of Northern California Handweavers, Santa Rosa, California
Gloria Ferrer, Sonora, California

1988
Hewlett Packard, Silicon Valley, California
35th Annual Conference of Northern California Handweavers, Chico, California

1987
"Fine Art & Craft Show", Marin County Fair, San Rafael, California

1981
Arthemis, Mexico City, Mexico



TEACHING/ ART RELATED EMPLOYMENT

1993-
Artwork Photography by Gugger Petter, Lagunitas, California

1987
Cedars Textile Art Center, San Rafael, California

1978-79
Grupo Pliana, Mexico City, Mexico



BIBLIOGRAPHY

American Craft USA
Fiberarts, USA
De Grafiske Fag, Denmark
Fiberarts Design Book, USA # 2+6
Eo Bedre, Denmark
Het Laatste Nievws, Belgium
Marin Independent Journal, Marin County, California
West Art, California
Coastal Post, Marin County, California
Pacific Sun, Marin County, California
Marin Messenger, Marin County, California
The Drifting News, Marin County, California
Commuter Times, Marin County, California
Diablo Arts
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California
Artweek


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