CURTIS RIPLEY BIOGRAPHY



[ Teaching | Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Collections | Bibliography ]


Birthplace:          Lubbock, Texas        

Education:          University of Wisconsin, Madison, MFA, 1975

Texas Tech University, BFA, 1971

University of the Americas, México D.F., 1969


Teaching:        

1986-87          Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach (part time)

Instructor, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica (part time)(also in 2003)

1985-86          Associate Professor, California State University, San Bernardino (full time)

1977-85          Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (full time, with tenure)

1975-77          Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (full time)

1975          Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Awards:         

Juror’s Award, Zeichnung Heute, Kunsthalle, Nurnberg, 1983

National Endowment for the Arts, Artists Fellowship, 1979


Selected One Person Exhibitions:        

2003          William Turmer Gallery, Santa Monica, Paintings

Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, Strange Attractions

2001          Modernism, San Francisco, Paintings and Works on Paper

1999          Sylvia White Gallery, New York, Paintings and Works on Paper

The New Gallery, Nantucket, MA, Paintings and Works on Paper

1998          Modernism, San Francisco, Paintings and Works on Paper

1996         Modernism, San Francisco, Paintings and Works on Paper

1994          Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings

Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, Works On Paper

1990          Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, Paintings and Drawings

1986          Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, Paintings and Drawings

Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, Vessels and Drawings

1985          Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

1984          Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, Vessels and Drawings

1983          Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA, Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

1981          Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, Drawings and Sculptur

1980          Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC, Ceramic Vessels


Selected Group Exhibitions:        

2002          Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica

1999          Selected Works, Modernism, San Francisco

Y2Khaos, Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas

1998          The Horse: images of the horse in contemporary art, Sylvia White Gallery

Santa Monica and New York

1996          Collector’s Choice Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas

1995          Group Show, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica

The Small Painting, O’Hara Gallery, New York

1994          The Art Cup, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles

Group Show, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica

McCallister Gallery/Bixler-Stacey Lee Gallery, New YORK

1993          Intimate Universe, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Gallery Group Show, Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco

Vessels: Painting and Sculpture, Patricia Correia Gallery, Venice, California

Icons in Contemporary Art, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco

1992          Group Show, Michael Walls Gallery, New York

Group Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas

Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles

1990          Group Show, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica

1988          Young Masters: Right off the Rack, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami

1987          The Current Landscape, Felicita Foundation, Escondido, California

Gallery Artists, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles

1986          Texans, Past and Present, University of Texas, San Antonio

New Clay, Art Gallery, California State University, San Bernardino

1985          Recent Ceramic Sculpture, University Art Museum, Univ. of New Mexico

1984          Group Drawing Exhibition, Alice Simsar Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Image/Vessel/Image, Garth Clark Gallery, New York

1983          Nocturne, Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York

Tulip Time, Impressions Gallery, Boston

1982          Zeichnung Heute, Kunsthalle, Nurnberg, Germany

Outdoor Sculpture/20 Sculptors, Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond

1981          Starry Night, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York

Group Show, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York

Visiting Artist Exhibition, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore


Selected Collections:

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

First National Bank, Minneapolis

Chemical Bank, New York

J.P. Morgan Chase, New York

Prudential Insurance, Newark

Exxon Mobil, Houstin, Tx

Booz, Allen & Hamilton, New York

Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA

General Electric, Fairfield, CT

HBO, New York

Hotel Monaco, San Francisco

Hotel Monaco, Seattle

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, Japan

The Ambassador Hotel, Taipei

The Imperial Hotel, Osaka

The Sherwood Hotel, Taipei

MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

Southern California Gas Co., Los Angeles Global Crossing, Los Angeles

Hotel Argent, San Francisco

David & Lucille Packard Foundation, Los Altos,

Capital One, Richmond, VA


Selected Articles, Reviews and Catalogs:

Art Scene, Southern California, Vol. 14, No. 4, December 94 (Illustration)

Art Now Gallery Guide, West Coast, December, 1994 (Cover illustration, Yellow Days, and article

with illustrations, Desert Rose and Violeta

Las Vegas, USA!, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, 1994 (catalog) (color illustration: Chance)

McKenna, Kristine, “Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, May 30, 1986, Part IV (review)

Cohen, Ronny, “Image/Vessel/Image, The Art of Curtis Ripley”, Ceramic Arts, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring

1984, p.3 (article) Garth Clark Gallery (il. Untitled drawing)

Klein, Ellen Lee, “Nocturne”, Arts, Vol 58 (3), Nov. 1983, p. 38 (review)

Russel, John, “Reviews”, New York Times, Jan 28, 1983, Section C, p.23



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