RON NAGLE

Born: San Francisco, California, 1939

Education: B.A., San Francisco State College, 1961

Currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.


Selected One-Person Exhibitions:

2017
Ron Nagle: Ice Breaker, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles

2015
Ron Nagle: Five O'Clock Shadow, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Chewing Gum Monuments, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (catalogue)

2014
Peripheral Cognition, San Diego Museum of Art (catalogue)

2012
Odd Ball, Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels (catalogue)

2011
Hamiltoe, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Sleep Study, Lefebvre & Fils and Pierre Marie Giraud, Paris (catalogue)

2010
Sculpture, James Harris Gallery, Seattle
Spit Shine, James Kelly Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2009
Bookends, Weeromas, and Flareware, George Adams Gallery, New York

2008
Duo Mysto, Don Ed Hardy & Ron Nagle, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Ron Nagle is a Sweetheart, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels
Ron Nagle: New Sculpture, George Adams Gallery, New York

2006
Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX
Garth Clark Gallery, New York

2005
Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, San Jose State University, CA
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

2003
Dolphin, Kansas City, MO
Garth Clark Gallery, New York

2002
Variety Show, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles

2001
Garth Clark Gallery, New York (catalogue)

2000
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago

1999
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Garth Clark Gallery, New York

1998
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1997
Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI

1996
Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Byron Cohen / Lennie Berkowitz Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI

1995
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

1993
Ron Nagle, A Survey Exhibition 1960-1993, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (catalogue)

1992
Bella Artes Gallery, Santa Fe
Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento

1991
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

1989
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1988
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

1985
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1984
Quay Gallery, San Francisco
Betsy Rosenfeld Gallery, Chicago

1983
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Delahunty Gallery, Dallas

1982
Quay Gallery, San Francisco
Greenberg Gallery, Saint Louis

1981
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1979
Currents 4, St. Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis (catalogue)
Matrix Gallery I, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley

1978
Adaline Kent Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, (catalogue)

1977
Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1975
Quay Gallery, San Francisco

1968
Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920-Today, Tate St. Ives, UK

2016
Lineage: Mentorship & Learning, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
The Campaign for Art: Contemporary, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Ceramix: From Rodin to Schütte, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Lighting the Fire: Ceramics and Education in the American West, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

2015
Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections, Newark Museum
The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery, The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

2014
Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Eagle Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Traveled to Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, and Canton Museum of Art, OH (catalogue)
Color Shift, BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
Cross Section: Recent Acquisitions, Mills College Museum, Oakland, CA
Ron Nagle, George Ohr: Look Closer, Look Again, George Adams Gallery, New York
2013
Burn These Eyes Captain and Throw Them in the Sea!, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul
Grapevine, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
The Encyclopedia Palace, Venice Biennale

2012
Le monde comme volonté et comme papier peint, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Automaton, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
Légèreté? , Maison Particuliére, Brussels

2011
Everything You Can Imagine is Real, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
Paul Clay, Salon 94, New York
Contemporary Ceramics, Danese Gallery, New York
Shifting Paradigms In Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2010
TEFAF Showcase, Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2009
Electric Mud, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston (catalogue)
Get with the Program, George Adams Gallery, New York
Not New Work: Vincent Fecteau Selects from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Down to Earth, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek, Belgium
Dirt on Delight, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

2008
The Scholar's Eye: Contemporary Ceramics from the Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio
Collection
, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2007
Moon Proof Madness, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, Canada
California Collections: Start Here, Oakland Museum of California
The Enigmatic Object, George Adams Gallery, New York
Craft in America: Expanding Traditions, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2006
One of a Kind - The Studio Craft Movement, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
(The coffee was very slow in coming.) An Exhibition of Cups, Paul Kotula Projects, Ferndale, MI
A Ceramic Legacy: The Stephanie Janssen and R. Michael Johns Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ (catalogue)
Ceram-a-Rama: California Dreamin', Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics
Research Center, Tempe, AZ

2005
Artist / Teacher / Artist, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA

2004
25th Anniversary Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

2003
Postmodern Ceramics, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
The Artful Teapot, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto

2002
Ceramic Modernism, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto
Poetics of Clay, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki

2001
USA Clay, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
West of Westermann, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

2000
Paper Cuts, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Made in California: Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1999
Bay Area Now II, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (catalogue)
Eye Candy, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco

1998
SOFA - 1998 NYC, Park Avenue Armory, New York (catalogue)
Clay into Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (catalogue)
More than Clay: The Toki Collection of Ceramics, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA; Richmond
Art Center, VA (catalogue)
Points of Origin: Sources of Academic Influence, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

1997
L'Chaim! A Kiddush Cup Invitational, Jewish Museum, San Francisco
Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
The Renwick at 25, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
REVOLUTION, 314 W. Institute Place, Chicago
Abstract Expressionist Ceramics: Myth and Reality Revisited, Garth Clark Gallery, New York
The Third Annual Exposition of SOFA: Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art, Coconut Grove Conventions Center, Miami
Celebrating American Craft: American Craft 1975-1995, Danish Museum of
Decorative Art, Copenhagen (catalogue)
Homage to George Herriman Campbell Thiebaud Gallery, San
Francisco
The Minimalist Object, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

1996
Made in Kent, Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH
The Fine Art of Craft and Sculpture, Horwitch LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe
California Funk, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
SUM: Selections and Introductions, Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Robert Arneson Tribute Exhibition, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
Fin de Siecle II, (Reinterpreting the 70's) , Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
Night of 101 Cups, Benefit for the Ceramic Arts Foundation, Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Illustrious History: 1871 - Present, Montgomery Gallery and John Berggruen Gallery, San
Francisco
Sampling, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
East Bay Ceramic Artists, University Art Gallery, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA
Clay: Recent Ceramic Sculpture, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA

1995
Discards, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Spokane Art School and Momentum Gallery, Spokane, WA

1994
Night of the Mosque, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Summer Group Show, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Commodities, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
Bay Area Ceramics, Bank of America Corporation Headquarters, San Francisco
Shrines, Symbols and Cherished Objects, Fuller Museum of Art, Boston
Here and Now, Bay Area Masterworks from the di Rosa Collections, Oakland Museum of California
Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Group Show from the Permanent Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
The Art Cup, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles
Ceramic Sculpture, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1993
93 Holiday Greetings and Wishes for 94, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York

1992
Contemporary Uses of Wax & Encaustic, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA

1990
Functional Fantasy, Transamerica, San Francisco
Rituals of Tea XI, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles
Vessels: From Use to Symbol, American Craft Museum, New York
Buildings with Clay, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
Ceramics for the Marer Collection, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Bay Area Sculptors of the 1960's: Then and Now, Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco

1989
Surface and Form, National Museum of Ceramic Art, Baltimore (catalogue)
American Clay Artists, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia (catalogue)

1988
Greenwich House Permanent Collection, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
Expression in Color, Ceramics, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
From the Permanent Collection, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
OSO Bay Biennial, Corpus Christi State University, TX

1987
American Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, New York. Traveled to Denver Art Museum; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (catalogue)
Bronze, Plaster and Polyester, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia
(catalogue)
Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, Vase, Seattle Art Museum. Traveled to Portland Art
Museum, OR; Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Gibson Gallery, Potsdam College, New York; Tucson Museum of Art; Santa Barbara Museum, CA (catalogue)
Gallery Group Exhibition, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
The Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. Traveled to Oakland Museum of California; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center; Orlando Museum of Art, FL; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
American Ceramics Now: The 27th Ceramic National Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. Traveled to American Craft Museum, New York; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL (catalogue)
Shoebox Show, Art Store Gallery, Oakland, CA

1986
American Potters Today, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (catalogue)
Art Department Faculty Retrospective Exhibition, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Abstract Energy Now, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
New Views, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Featured Artists of N.E.C.A. 1986, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio
Pacific Connections, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University (catalogue)
Sculpture, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1985
Fired Clay: Vessel and Image, Greenberg Gallery, Saint Louis
M. Lee Fatherree Photographs of Artists, Concourse Gallery, Bank of America World
Headquarters, San Francisco
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, Oakland Museum of California (catalogue)
Organic Abstractions, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
Ceramics: An American Survey, Museo de Cerámica, Barcelona (catalogue)
Past Models, Future Shapes, Sun Valley Center Gallery, Ketchum, ID
Clay, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (catalogue)
California Sends Her Best, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Surface / Function / Shape: Selections from the Earl Millard Collection, University Center
Gallery, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (catalogue)
The 20th Century: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Collection, San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)

1984
The Dilexi Years: 1958-1970, Oakland Museum of California (catalogue)
Preview, Sarah Squeri Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Contemporary Ceramic Vessels: Two Los Angeles Collections (The Betty Asher Collection The Howard and Gwen Laurie Smits Collection) , Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA (catalogue)
A Passionate Vision: Selections from the Daniel Jacobs Collection, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (catalogue)

1983
Selections of Contemporary Drawings, Glastonbury Gallery, San Francisco
California Clayworks: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
California Clay in the Rockies, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
Who's Afraid of American Pottery? , Museum of Contemporary Art, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Contemporary Clay Sculpture: The Daniel Jacobs Collection, Heckscher Museum,
Huntington, NY

1982
Northern California Art of the Sixties, de Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, CA (catalogue)
American Clay II, Meredith Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD (catalogue)
Twenty American Artists: Sculpture 1982, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (catalogue)
Miniatures '82, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

1981
Polychrome, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
California Innovations, Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA. Traveled to Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA (catalogue)
Centering on Contemporary Clay, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Clay, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence

1980
Sculpture in California 1975-1980, San Diego Museum of Art
Betty Asher's Cups, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
The Vessel, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas (catalogue)
Continental Clay Connection, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada
The Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia (catalogue)
A Century of Ceramics in the U.S. , Everson Museum, New York
West Coast Ceramics, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (catalogue)

1978
Foundations in Clay, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1977
Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (catalogue)

1976
American Crafts, 1976, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (catalogue)

1975
Super Mud, Carborundum Museum of Crafts, Niagara Falls, NY

1974
California Ceramics and Glass, Oakland Museum of California (catalogue)
Second Annual Cup Show, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles
Fred and Mary Marer Collection, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (catalogue)

1973
Thinking, Touching, Drinking Cup Show, Invitational Kyoto (catalogue)

1972
Cup Show, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York
A Decade of Ceramic Art: The Joseph Monsen Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)

1971
Coffee, Tea & Other Cups, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York

1970
Teacups, Teapots, Gorillas, Etc. , Moore College of Art, Philadelphia (catalogue)
Objects: U.S.A. , Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (catalogue)

1968
American Craftsmen Invitational, Henry Gallery, Seattle (catalogue)

1966
Abstract Expressionist Ceramics, University of California, Irvine. Traveled to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalogue)

1965
New Ceramic Forms, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York

1963
Work in Clay by Six Artists, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1962
Three Potters, Lewis Vidal Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA