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Arthur Gonzalez Workshop

Sculpting Inside-Out - 2009

Arthur González leads a three day, hands-on workshop where participants learn to make believable heads and hands. Arthur will teach the "Inside-Out" method for sculpting the figure. Dark, somber and foreboding, Arthur González's works encourage serious deliberation and reflection on the relationship between personal concerns and world issues.

Concentrating on the portrait bust as a format, participants will learn how to depict advanced facial emotions through an understanding of the asymmetricality of the face and upper body. Arthur will discuss the foundations of the portrait from the Renaissance concepts to color theory through the inventions of the Impressionists. Participants will be guided in turning the secret questions we ask ourselves and and off-balance answers we tend to create into the stuff of art.

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Artist talk w/slides
February 18, 2009, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Three day Workshop
Hands On
February 19 - 21, 2009
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Arthur Gonzalez Bio

Arthur González received his Masters of Fine Arts degree at University of California, Davis in 1981 under Robert Arneson and Manuel Neri. He is an internationally exhibited artist with over thirty-five one-person shows in the last twenty-five years, including seven in New York City. He has received many awards including the Virginia Groot Foundation twice and is an unprecedented four-time recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Grant within a ten-year period. He is a Professor of Art at the California College of the Arts (formerly CCAC).

Arthur Gonzalez Artist Statement

There were the bodies seven and the
spirits four
Which my instructor frequently
Among the spirits quicksilver came first
And orpiment came second, then he
To sal ammoniac and brimstone last.
As for the seven bodies I should mention,
Here they all are, if they are worth
Gold for the sun and silver for the moon,
Iron for Mars and quicksilver in tune
With Mercury, lead which prefigures
And tin for Jupiter. Copper takes the
Of Venus if you please! This cursed trade
Robs one of all the money one has made
And all one spends on it or round
About it
Will certainly be lost, I cannot doubt it.

-"The Yeoman's Tale', from the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400)

A Letter to My Friends:

From inner ears with cartoon eyes, and white fire disguised as snow, to tattooed skin with upside-downed words that pay homage to Lorca and Chaucer. Disparate by nature, horse tail, rope, gold leafed hair, scrimshawed bone, invertebrates with silicone, all come together in cahoots with the protagonist's intention of explaining a question or pondering a memory.

From girls deep in thought, and grown-up women deep in the abyss, to young men with their young unconsciousness hip deep in the unknown and open books that can whisper anything. The figures are archetypes who interact with hybrid personal symbols. These are parts of the aesthetic recipe that hopes to incarnate the intangibles in and out of the studio.

Formally, the work is often positioned off-center which creates visual duality through established devises first influenced by Roman hieratic order. Other times the work is in precipitous compositions which creates, through physical tension, a sense of drama and emotion. The subjects explored dictate the work's physical structure and the elements within the structure comprise the anatomy of an idea.

Today, outside, there is a string of dualities, contradictions, hierarchies and preferences; we are in control of some and hope for the "happy accident" for the others. With this in mind, the work surrounds the simple questions we ask ourselves in secret and the complex and off-balance answers we tend to create. These daily collaborations with life's events are the stuff of art, and gives us the opportunity to access the bricoleur within us all.

Arthur Gonzalez Resume

1981 M.F.A., University of California, Davis. (sculpture)
1979 M.A., California State University, Sacramento (painting)
1977 B.A., California State University, Sacramento
Solo Exhibitions:
2009, Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO., "Arthur González"*
2007, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. "A Question of Balance"
2006, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan, "Arthur González, Personal Exhibition"
2006, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, "Sour Grapes" works on rejection slips
2004, Daum Museum, Sedalia, Missouri, "Bay Area Ceramic Sculptors: Second Generation"
2004, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico "Arthur González"
2003, St. Louis Community College, St Louis, Missouri."What Tool Must I use... The work of Arthur González"
2003, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis California. "Saging"
2003, Noel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina. "Arthur González"
2002, John Elder Gallery, New York , New York "The Horizon is Sitting Beside You"
2000, Delta College Art Gallery, Stockton, CA. "`The View From The Equator: Arthur González, A Survey Exhibition, 1985-2000"
2000, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. "The Cadence of Stupidity"
1999, Jon Elder Gallery, New York, NY. "The Cadence of Stupidity"
1999, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA."The Cadence of Stupidity" work inspired by the Carlo CollodiStory
1999, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, "Arthur González"
1998, Scripps Annual Invitational, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. "Arthur González"
1997, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. "Above and Below"
1997, University Art Gallery, California State University, Chico "One's Own Spirit"
1996, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA. "Open Books, Open Minds"
1995, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. "Summer Subjects"
1995, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York, "Arthur González"
1994, Monique Knowlton Gallery/Kent, Kent, CT., "Arthur González"
1992, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA., "At Heart Level" (catalog)
1991, Creative Growth Gallery, Oakland, CA, "Out of Bounds"
1991, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA., "Hybrids: New Sculpture"
1990, Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA., "Drawings from Purgatory and Limbo"
1990, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, "Arthur González: Survey of Work 1982-1989"
1990, California College of Arts & Crafts Downtown Gallery,Oakland,CA."Arthur González"
1988, Natsoulas/Noveloso Gallery, Davis, CA., "Before and After Greece"
1988, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan "Arthur González"
1988, Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, "Messengers & Travelers"
1987, Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA., "Two Weeks in Hawaii"
1987, Himovitz/ Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA, "Drawings and Monotypes"
1986, The Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, "Ceramic Sculpture"
1986, Himovitz/Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA. "Highway Pi"
1986, Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, "Arthur González"
1985, Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, "Arthur González"
1984, University Art Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens. "Arthur González"
1984, Himovitz/Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA., "Return"
1984, Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York, "Arthur González"
1983, Gallery II, Baton Rouge, LA. "Modern Art For The Serious Home"
1982, University Art Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens. "Junior Artist-in-Residence"
1981, Richard Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, "A Man & His City"
1980, The Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA, "The Rabbit Hunt"
Group Exhibitions
Blue Line Gallery, "Eccentric Imagery" , Roseville, California
LoBot Gallery, "Resurrection: The Dead Space Show" East Oakland, California
WestchesterArts Cuncil, "Confrontaional Ceramics", curated by Judith Schwartz, White Plains NY
Sacramento Public Library, "TB-9 Revisited", Sacramento, CA.
Natsoulas Gallery."Thirty Ceramics Sculptors", Davis, California
Museo Internazionale di Arti Applicate Oggi, "The Grand Ceramics Theatre" Torino, Italy
Lamar Dodd Art Center, "LaGrange National," LaGrange, Georgia
Aspen Art Museum, "ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Att Museum", Aspen CO.
Santa Fe Clay, "Seven Deadly Sins", Sante Fe, New Mexico
John Natsoulas Gallery, SOFA Art Fair, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Illonois
University of California Santa Cruz, "Nor Cal Clay"
University of Akron Art Gallery, Akron, Ohio, "All the Difference: Works in Clay"
Turman Lrson Contemporary, Helena, Montana, "Northwest Figurative Ceramic Sculpture"
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California "30 Ceramic Sculptors" CCACA Conference
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, "Dirty Dozen"
Natsoulas Gallery,Louisiville Convention Center, Louiville, Kentucky, SOFA /NCECA
Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York "3Dc: Discover, Define and Discuss Contemporary Craft"
The Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL. "Biennial Ceramics Invitatinal 2006"
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe , New Mexico "Tell Me A Story"
Oliver Art Center, Oakland California, "On Making"
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Montgomery, Alabama "Poetic Expressions of Mortality"
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama "Poetic Expressions of Mortality' Porter Price Collection
Xen Gallery, Sanit Louis, Missouri, "Likeness / The Human Form in Clay"
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexica, "Election 2004"
Mason Murer Fine Arts, Atlanta,GA. "The Fall Show"
Fuller Museum of Art, Lincoln, Mass."The Perfect Collection: A Shared Vision for Contemporary Craft"
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, "The Nature of Craft and The Penland Experience"
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. "The Plot Hill Collection of Conemporary Art"
Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico "Hundreds of Cups"
Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, Georgia, "Trans-mission"
Penland School of Craft, Penland, North Carolina. "Relevance of Making"
Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago. Ill. , "Virginia Groot Award Recipients"
Woodbury Gallery at Utah Valley State College. "The 17th Annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors"
Craft Alliance, Saint Louis, Missouri, "The Body in Clay" (curated by Joe Bova)
Dirt Gallery, Kansas City , Missouri, "Crude"
Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. "Birds, Beasts and Little Fishes"
Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. "Private Eye"
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MASS, "Terrors and Wonders:
Monsters in Contemporary Art"
Benefit Auction for the Mendacino Art Center, Davis. CA. "The Gegnome Project"
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. "The Holiday Group Show"
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint , MI. "Confrontational Clay, the artist as social critic"
Springfield Museum of Art., Springfield, OH. "Confrontational Clay"
The Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT. "Confrontational Clay"
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. "Perching of the Soul"
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. "From the Fire: Figures in Ceramic"
The Mint Museum of Craft and Design , Charlotte, NC. "The Chasanoff Collection"3
The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, "Confrontational Clay"
Philharmonic Center or the Arts,Naples,Fla.,"Confrontational Clay, the artist as social critic"
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla., "Confrontational Clay, the artist as social critic"
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO., "A Glimpse of the Invisable"
The NCECA 2000 Invitational Exhibition (catalog)
Encina Art Gallery, Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. "Heart of the Future: part 3"
Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, NY., "Ruling Passions"
b. sakata garo, Sacramento, CA "Group Show"
Riley HawkGallery,Columbus, Ohio"Looking in theMirror: AspectsofFigurativeCeramics"
Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA, "Drop/Add"
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA "More Than Clay" the Toki Collection of Ceramics
Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. "All Creatures Great & Small" (also 1986-1997)
Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. "Thirty Ceramic Sculptors" (also 1986-1997)
SMUD building Lobby Gallery, Sacramento,CA. "Four on the Wall"
The Lef Foundation, St. Helena, CA.,"Sculptural Perspectives for the New Millennium"
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, "More Than Clay: The Toki Collection of Ceramics"
Pence Gallery, Davis, CA. "More Than Clay: The Toki Collection of Ceramics"
American River College Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. "Many People/ Many Media"
Oliver Art Center,Oakland, CA., "Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object" (catalog)
Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas"NCECA Clay National 1997"
Bally's Las Vegas, Nevada, NCECCA,"Salt & Pepper"
Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. "Class Reunion: CSUS/50"
Udinatti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
SOFA Art Fair, Miami, Florida, Susan Cummins Booth
Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV. "New Movement in Contemporary Lifesize Figurative Ceramic Sculpture"
Art Department Gallery, Santa Clara University, CA."Ceramics Invitational"
Barton County Community College Shafer Art Gallery, Great Bend, Kansas. "From Plastic Form to Printer's Plate"
McDonough Museum of Art Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. "From Plastic Form to Printer's Plate"
Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas, "From Plastic Form to Printer's Plate"
Western Washington University. Western Gallery. Bellingham, Washington "From Plastic Form to Printer's Plate"
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio. "From Plastic Form to Printer's Plate"
Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
K & E Gallery, New York, New York,"Alternation"
John Natsoulas Gallery,Davis,CA., "The Robert Arneson Tribute Exhibition"
The Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA., "Ceramic Figurative Art of Northern California"
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA., "Exposition of American Art" (also 1992-1995)
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA.,"L.A.. Modernism Exposition"
Maple Hill Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA, "The second annual "Berkshire Clay National"
Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA, "White Gallery Reunion Show"
UniversityArtGallery,SonomaStateUniv.Rohnert Park,CA,"CLAY RecentCeramicSculpture"
The Colorado College, Coburn Gallery, "American Figurative Clay",Colorado Springs,CO
The Lamont Gallery. Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, "From Plastic Form to Printer's Plate"
Navy Pier, Chicago, SOFA Exposition.
IV Mostra Mercato, Faenza, Italy "La Ceramica Del '900"
Encina Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA. "Chicano/Latino Art"
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. "The Figure"
New Jersey Center for the Arts, Summit, New Jersey, "Myth and Reality"
Los Angeles International Art Fair, "Art L.A.. Exposition, (also 1990-1993)
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York, "Tribute to Robert Arneson:
Changing the Face of American Ceramics"
Contemporary Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA. "Tastes and Trends"
Honolulu Academy of Arts HI, "2nd Annual Pacific Rim Sculpture Conference Exhibit"
The Center of Northern Thai Handcrafts, Chaiing Mai, Thailand, "Tell Me A Story"
Calcutta, India "Tell Me A Story"
Mills Building, San Francisco, CA. (Through the Contemporary Craft Museum) "Local Media; Within and beyond Traditions."
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass. "CLAY Figure & Function"
Monique Knowlton Gallery /Kent, Kent, CT, "The Domestic Landscape"
Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. "Presence & Scale"
New Delhi, India "The Triennial, Tell Me A Story", also in Calcutta and Bombay
Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, "Small Scale Sculpture"
Oliver Art Center,California College of Arts & Crafts,Oakland, "Nine decades of California Craft"
Olone College, Fremont, CA, "Go Figure"
Honolulu Academy of Arts, The Academy Art Center at Linekona, Honolulu, Hawaii, "First Annual Pacific Rim Ceramic Sculpture"
William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA., "Clay 19934: A National Survey"
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA, "The Next Generation"
Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, New York, "M'aidez/Mayday"
California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA, "West Coast Clay"
I.D.E.A.. Gallery, Sacramento, CA., 'Bout Bicycles"
The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Tell Me A Story"
Walter A. Buehler Alumni and Visitor Center. UC, Davis, "Art Studio Alumni Exhibition"
The Sterilization Plant, "San Pablo, CA., "New Year's Group Exhibition"
Univ. Art Gallery, California State Univ. Hayward, "Large Scale Figurative Ceramics"
Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA, "From Plastic Form to Printer's Plate: 16 Contemporary Sculptor/ Printmakers
San Diego State University, San Diego.CA. "Social Figuration"
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI., Sculpture/Glass, Sculpture/Clay
The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsberg,PA., "Figurative Clay (catalog)
California College of Arts & Crafts Gallery, Oakland, CA. "New Faculty"
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Mass., "The Sculptural Object"
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA. "Holy Night"
The American Craft Museum, N.Y., N.Y. "The Collector's Eye" a benefit auction (catalog)
Crocker Art Museum,Sacramento, CA, "Crocker/Kingsley-Centenial Exhibition. (catalog)
Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA., "Twenty-Five Years Celebration"
NCECA Conference, Tempe, AZ, "Minor Art by Major Artists"
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ, "The Human Forms as Mythical Vessel"
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
"The Fourth International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition (catalog)
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, ullerton,CA,"CulturalPerspectivesoftheNineties"(catalog")
The Convention Center, L.A., CA., "Art of California Magazine Discovery Award Exhibit
Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA, "The Figure", an exhibition of collected work.
Koplin Gallery, The Convention Center, Los Angeles,CA. "The L.A.. Art Expo"
"The Fortress", Savona, Italy, "National Ceramic Bienalle, California Sculptors"
The National Museum of Ceramic Art, "American Ceramic Sculpture", Baltimore,MD.
Susan Cummins Gallery, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, Il,"Chicago International Exposition"
Dinnerware, Tucson, AZ, "The Human Form as Mythical essel, Figures in clay"
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y. "The 28th Ceramic National"
Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco,CA, "Fool's Fantasy"
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI,"Surrealist Ceramics"
Allrich Gallery, San Francisco,CA. "Group Show"
Main Art Gallery, Visual Arts Center, California State University Fullerton, "Contemporary Ceramics: The Artists of TB 9"
Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange, Georgia, "La Grange National XIV"
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA, "Ceramic Traditions: The Figure"
Garth Clark Gallery, New York, N.Y., and Los Angeles, CA., "The Portrait Pot"
Metropolitan Life Gallery, NY, NY "Ancient Explorations-5 Contemporary Sculptors"
Natsoulas/ Noveloso Gallery, Davis, CA. "Artists for Amnesty"
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, "First Perth International Crafts Triennial"
Natsoulas/Noveloso Gallery, Davis, CA. "Drawing for Funk's Sake!"
Allrich Gallery, San Francisco, CA., "Group Show"
Euphrat Gallery, De Anza College,Cupertino,CA., "Clay etc,.Works- On The Wall/ Off The Wall"
Artists Contemporary Gallery,Sacramento, CA. "Artists in Crisis Benefit Exhibition"
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, "Imprimatur"
Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK, "The Eloquent Object"
Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. "Invitational Exhibition: Ceramics 1987"
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY, "What's New: American Ceramics Since 1900"
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; SF, CA. "Figurative Ceramic Sculpture: Mother Earth"
Sacred Heart Schools, Menlo Park, CA, "Los Animales del Sol"
Esther Saks Gallery, Chicago, Il., "interior Images"
Japan/American Exchange Exhibition, City Gallery, Kobe, Japan "Artbridge"
Jay Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Sharpe Gallery, New York, N.Y. "Group Show"
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WIS. "Romanticism and Cynicism on Contemporary Art"
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI., "Major Concepts: Clay"
Hal Bromm, New York, New York. "New Sculpture"
The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y., Earth Transformed by Fire: Ceramic Sculpture
Palo Alto Cultural Center,Palo Alto, CA., "Imagination"
New Paltz Gallery,SUNY at New Paltz, New York, "In The Eye of the Beholder: A Portrait of OurTime"
Newport Harbor Art Museum,Newport Beach,CA,"Contemporary American Ceramics:20 Artists"
Allen Frumkin Gallery, New York, N.Y. "Outline/Cutout/Silhouette"
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA. "Satirical Art Since 1970"
Memorial Union Art Gallery, Davis, CA. "Multiple Viewpoints; Seven Contemporary American Sculptors"
Puck Building, New York, N.Y., "I.C.I.. Tenth Anniversary Exhibition"
Himovitz/Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA., "Baker's Dozen"
University Museum, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM "Recent Ceramic Sculpture"
Artist's Space, New York, NY, "New Galleries From the Lower East Side"
Clark Gallery, Lincoln,MASS. "Daniel Jacobs Collection, Imagined Icons"
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass., A Passionate Vision: The Daniel Jacobs Collection
P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY, "The New Portrait"
Allen Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY., "Notes From the Underground"
Santa Barbara Gallery, New York, NY., UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, "Neo-York (catalog)" "Neo-York: report on a phenomenon"
Sharpe Gallery, New York, New York., "Self Image"
Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY, "Sex!"
Hecsher Museum, Long Island, N.Y., "Selections from the Daniel Jacobs Collection"
2007, Richard Wittaker, Works & Conversations, "John Toki and Some Reflections on Cultural Service " pp.34-41 No. 12
2007, Staff., Ceramics Monthly,"CCA Graduate School"
2007, Lloyd S. Rubin, Art Knowledge News "Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery Shows Cutting-`Edge Craft, "
2006, Laura O'Donnell, Prospectus on the Web, "Art Gallery features ceramic works focusing on human figure", www.visual
2006, Staff , The News Gazette, Entertainment Sunday February 19
2005, Jo Lauria, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue #59, Second Generation Bay Area Artists, pp. 10-17
2004, Glenn R. Brown, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, May 2004, pp. 54,55
2003, Victoria Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee, Sunday May 2, "Many Faces of Eve" pp42, 43
2003, Andy Nasisse, Kerameiki Techni, August 2003 Issue 44,"Trans-mission" pp. 65-70
2003, Joyce Lovelace, American Craft, Aug/Sept '03, "The Oakland Museum of California" pp. 28-30 & 80
2002, John M. Wilson, Ceramic Art and Perception, "A Glimpse of the Invisable", Issue 49 pp. 57-59
2001, Joy S. Kasson, American Craft, "The Allen Chasanoff Collection", Aug/Sept '01 pp. 58-63
2000, Staff, Ceramics Monthly, "Up Front" page14, November 2000
2000, Staff , American Craft, "Galleries" pg. 75. June/July 2000
2000, Janet DeBoos, Ceramics Art and Perception, "Looking in the Mirror: Aspects of Figurative Ceramics" Issue 40 pp. 52-56
2000, Matthew Kangus, Sculpture, "Arthur González" April 2000
1999, Staff, Ceramics Monthly, "Looking in the Mirror: Aspects of Figurative Ceramics" June/July/August
1999, Victoria Dalkey, Sacbee New home Sacbeat "Gallery takes a bold look at localartscene"
1998, Kirsten Coughlin, The Crafts Report, ""Craft Galleries, John Natsoulas Gallery" June 1998
1998, Victoria Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee, "Toki Collection Tops the Field of Clay in Davis" Sunday , April 19. Encore 5
1997, Chiori Santiago, American Craft, "Still Clay" pages 50-53
1997, Staff Reporter, San Francisco Examiner, Habitat, "Still Objects" Sept. 3.
1997, Staff Reporter, Hayward Review, "Still Life Show, Sept. 10.
1997, Robert Taylor, Contra Costa Times, "The 'A' List" Sept 7.
1997, Staff Reporter, Oakland Tribune, "Oliver Art Center" Oct. 17
1997, Steven Jenkins, Artweek, Previews, "Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object" Sept.
1996, Ann Friedman, The Bellingham Herald,
1996, Staff Reporter, American Style, Of Clay and Collecting
1996, Staff Reporter, Telegram-Tribune, Focus, "Artist Throws the Book at Cuesta"
1996, Meredith Tromble, Artweek, May Volume 27 #5. Issues on Public Art (photo of "A Peaceablee Kingdom")
1996, Staff , ARTimes,"Exhibition Examine Relationship of Sculpture and Graphics"
1996, Staff Allen's P.C.B., Atascadero, CA. "Cuesta Art Gallery Season opens with Exhibit by Internationally-known Artist"
1996, Staff , Keramik, Germany, "New Ceramics in the Galleries of the World"
1996, Staff , Ceramica, Spain, Dec-Jan 96, page 12, Cuba (photo of Trio)
1996, Staff , Artweek, News Department, "The Arneson Chair", page 2, June, Vol. 27 #6
1996, Staff , The New York Times, Editorials/ Letters, Sunday Jan.28, "Underground Gallery Going"
1995, Rajiv Chandren, The Pioneer, "Tell Me A Story"
1995, Staff Reporter, Ceramic Arts, Dec.95, page 85, "John Natsoulas: Funk Art"
1995, Bruce Nixon, Artweek, vol. 26, no. 5, page18., "West Coast Clay 'Arthur González'"
1994, Antonio Vivas, Ceramica, page 39, (photo op of "Stump Jumper" 1992)
1994, Kate Lila Wheeler, Inquiring Mind, page 21, "Meat Puppets (photo op of "At Heart Level")
1994, Staff Reporter, The Sacramento Bee, page 42,"Former State Fair Artist Returns as Judge"
1994, Vivian Raynor, The New York Times, Sunday "Arthur González"
1994, Roshan Shahani, The Times of India, June 9, "Enclosing a Narrative Code"
1994, BernadetteDaCunha,AfternoonDispatch&Courier, Bombay, India, June 6"Tell Me AStory"
1994, Niyatee Shinde, Indian Express, June 5, "Photo Sensitive Narrations"
1994, Christina Tree, The Boston Sunday Globe, May 22 p. C9, "New England's Art Secret"
1994, Staff Reporter, The Independent, May 25,Bombay, India, "Exhibition of Sculptures Open"
1994, Arkay, Afternoon Dispatch & Courier,p12 Fri.,5/27/94 "American Artist in 'Tell Me a Story'
1994, Vivian Raynor, The New York Times, Sunday May 8, 1994 p. 8, "In Kent, A Grand Opening For A Dealer in Soho"
1994, Gaurang Desai, Mid-day, section Two, Wed. May 25, p. "Talk Show"
1994, Staff Reporter, The Sunday Free Press Journal,Leisure, 29 May 1994 "Raconteurs' Gifts"p.8
1994, Staff Reporter, Span, April 1994 pp. 22-25 "Storyteller's Art"
1994, Staff Reporter, Diplomatic Times, New Delhi, India, "Tell Me A Story"
1993, Staff Reporter, Street News, May, Issue II, "Take the Art Train!" pp. 10-11
1993, Salli McQuaid, Artist Writer, "Symposium Covers Nine Decades of Craft" pp. 10-11
1993, Lisa Marquart, The Daily Aztec, Arts, Oct. 29, 1993 p.9 "A Ball O'Halloween Goodies"
1993, Laura Weir Hill and Scott Hill, Visions, "Arthur González at John Natsoulas Gallery" p.39
1993, Allen Gorden, Artweek, "In the Tradition: The Next Generation At Artists Contemporary Gallery" August 5, p.19
1993, Gretchin Atkins, American Ceramics, "A Pilgrim's Progress on the Treadmill of 20th
1993, Century Life: The Lessons of Arthur González's Sculpture" issue #10/4, pp. 44-49
1993, Henry Tam Jr,New York Newsday,"High-Minded Culture For Riders Underground"July27
1993, Terri Cohn, Artweek, "Vessels of Change, West Coast Clay: The New Breed at the
California Craft Museum "p. 28, April 22.
1993, MarneBurke,The San Francisco Examiner,"Ceramic Treasures.Image"pp. 26-27,Sunday May30
1993, Bruce Nixon, Artweek, "Contemporary Figurative Sculpture: Arthur González", p.21, April 8, 1993, Volume 24, #7
1993, Jerry Stein, The Post, "Art Tells A Story At Taft, pp.1B &4B, Thursday, February 4.
1993, Staff Reporter, The Greater Cincinnati Convention Newspaper, "Taft Museum Exhibit Highlights 'Narrative Art'", The Arts, Winter/ Spring. p.9.
1993, Staff Reporter, Art Academy NEWS, "Contemporary Narrative Art on View at Museum" Feb. 4-April 25, 1993, p.3, February/March
1993, Staff Reporter, The Downtowner, "The Taft Museum's 'Tell Me A Story' exhibit runs from Feb. 4 - April 25", Stepping Out, February 2, p. 33.
1993, Owen Findsen, The Cincinnati Enquirer, "Taft Exhibit Tells the World Stories of American Lifestyles", Sunday , Jan 31, section G.
1993, CarolynSvetz,SusanCousins,SeanM.Smith,&DarlymJ.Campbell, OhioGuide1st-7th", p. 68,Feb
1993, Larura Weir Hill and Scott Hill, The Davis Enterprise Weekend, "Ceramics of the First Order in Display in Davis", Cover Story pp. 4 & 6, Thursday, April 1.
1993, Staff Reporter, The Staff Reporter Chronicle, "Ceramic Sculpture's Local Mark, Bay Area Artists Excel in the Medium, p. 6, March 31
1992, Staff Reporter, CCAC News, "Pro Bono Work: making a contribution" Vol. 2 #2 Winter Calender, pp. F1, F11. Wed., April 29.
1992, Robert Pincus, Night & Day, "Imagery is Rich, Theme is Poor", Visual Arts, pp.26, 27 April16
1991, James Scarborough, Artweek, "Funk is Here To Stay: Sculptural Perspectives for the Nineties: Muckenthaler Cultural Center" December 12, 1991, Vol. 22, No. 42, pp. 9,10
1991, Carolyn Crane, Ceramics Monthly, "Up Front, 2ndAnnualCaliforniaConference,1991,p.12
1991, Jamie Brunson, Visions, "Spotlight", Summer Quarterly, "Arthur González"
1991, John Stephenson, M.P.A. Newsletter, "Values in Clay," March
1991, Lynne Ames, The New York Times, "Critics on the Run Cummuters Appraise a New Art Project", Sunday August 11.
1990, Robert Barnard, Robert Brady, Ceramics Monthly, "1990 NEA Grant, " Dec. 1990, pp.40-47
1990, Robert A. Ellison Jr., American Craft, "The 28th Ceramic National" Oct/Nov pp. 40-49
1990, Carol Schrumpf, Marin Independent Journal " "Intriguing Ceramics Pose Mysteries, Questions", Tuesday, October 23.
1990, Michael David Thomas, Arizona Daily Wildcat, "'Human Form' Show Takes Critical Look at Mankind", Wednesday Oct.
1990, Staff Reporter,Ceramics Monthly,"Syracuse: the 28th Ceramic Nat'l, Nov. Vol 38. #9pp.36,38
1990, Martina Schoder, Neue Keramik, "Neues Aus USA", 4/9 July/Aug. pp. 249-250
1990, Jamie Brunson, Artweek, "Fresh Starts", March 1990 Vol. 21, #8, pp. 10-11
1990, Anne Brennen, Broadsheet, "American Figurative Ceramics", Vol. 19, No. 1 March, Adelaide, South Australia
1989, Holly Johnson, The Sacramento Union, "Metaphysical Art From These Hunks of Clay, pp. 25, 26 Friday April 14.
1989, Brian Hamlin, Reporter, "Sculpting Their World", Feb., p. 4A
1989, Bruce Peterson,The Daily Republic,"Bold Sculpture at SCC", Feb. 5.
1989, John Shepard, The Daily News, "Ancient Explorations,Far From The Beaten Track" 5/28
1988, Elizabeth Hess, The Village Voice. "Just Desserts?", June 7.
1987, Staff Reporter, Ceramics Monthly, "Art, Money, and the N.E.A", Feb. pp. 41-49
1987, Vicki Mailes, The Hornet, "Alumni Art Exhibit", Feb.
1987, Ken Magri, On the Wing, "Clay Sculpture from the Source", Feb.
1987, Maria F. Porges, Artweek,"Medium of the Unconscious", Feb.
1987, Victoria Dalkey, The Sacramento Bee, "Feats of Clay". March
1987, Molly Johnson, Union, "Earthly Delights", March 10.
1987, Michael McTwigan, American Ceramics, "A Portrait of Our Time", Vol. 5, #3, pp. 35-43
1987, Jamie Brunson, Artweek, "Personal Narratives Recorded", May.
1987, Glen Nelfand, San Francisco Sentinel, "Four Figurative Sculptors-New Imagery From Mother Earth, June 5, p.23.
1986, Staff Reporter, New Art Examiner, May 2A, (photo)
1986, Staff Reporter, The Sacramento Bee, "Drawing Conclusions", Feb 6.
1986, Michael Cone, Flash Art, "Arthur González", May-June, p. 55.
1986, Tedd Prudhomme, Say, "Arthur González: Iconographer of Clay (Interview), Oct. p.15.
1986, Timothy Cohes, Arts, "Hudson River Editions-Pelavin Editions: A Report From the Other World of Printmaking", Nov. pp. 41-43.
1986, Alex Brownstein,The Vermont Cynic"González's Surrealistic Presentation at L/L,Nov,6,p.14
1985, Mikhail Horowitz, Kingston Freeman, "Life" section, March 31.
1985, William Zimmer, American Ceramics, "Arthur González: Of Melodramas,Moviestars, and Modern Times", Vol. 4, #1, pp.38-43\
1985, Camelia Padilla,New Mexico Daily Lobo"ExhibitProves Ceramics MoreThanJustPots"11/12
1984, Michael McTwigan, American Ceramics, "A Passionate Vision: the Daniel Jacobs Collection, Vol. 13
1984, Carlo McCormick, New York Beat, Art Takes II, April 14.
1983, Staff Reporter, NCECA Journal, "Arthur González", Vol.4
1983, Ellen Handy, Arts, "Emergence: New From the Lower East Side," Nov. p. 5.
Awards, Fellowships, Grants, Residencies:
2007 Pilchuck Glass Studio, Seattle, Washington, Artist-in-Residence
2006 Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan, Artist-In -Residence
2002 University of Akron, Myers School of Art Artist-in -Residence, Akron, Ohio
2001 Warhol Foundation/Penland School of Crafts Artist-in-Residence Award , Penland, NC
1997,92 Virginia Groot Foundation Award
1994 California Arts Council Fellowship
National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Residency in southern Florida (declined)
1991 Art of California Magazine Discovery Award (Gold & Bronze Medal)
1990,86,84,82 National Endowment of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship
1986 Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan,Maine. Artist in Residence, (declined)
1985 Virginia Center for the Arts, Sweet Brier, Virginia. Artist in Residence (declined)
1981 University of Georgia, Athens Ford Foundation Junior Artist in Residence.
2009 Dry Glazes by Jeremy Jernegan*
2008 500 Ceramic Sculpures by Glen BRown. Lark Books, Ashville,North Carolina
2008 Confrontational Ceramics by Judith Schwartz, NYU, New York, New York
2008 Ceramics for Beginners : Hand Building, Lark Books, Ashville, North Carolina
2007 The Question of Balance : Arthur González, John Natsoulas Press, Davis, California
2006 The Art of Rejection by Arthur González, John Natsoualas Press, Davis, California
2006 Ceramic Today: Encyclopedia of Ceramic Artists by Steven Goldate, Editor, Australia
2006 Along The Way: MTA Arts for Transit by Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres.
2006 Works of Ceramic Artists from Around the World, Shanghai Fina Arts Publishers
2006 Contemporary Ceramics, Susan Peterson Watson Guptill Publication/ New York page 136
2006 Poetic Expressions of Mortality, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
2006 A Potter's Handbook, sixth edition Glenn C. Nelson Richard Burkett: Wadsworth Pub. plate 47
2005 500 Figures in Clay, Lark Books: Suzanne Tourtillott, Editor page 298-299
2005 The Figure in Clay; Lark Books,; Suzanne Tourtillott, Editor
2004 The Eve Aesthetic, Nancy Servis
2004 The Nature of Craft and the Penland Experience, Lark Books
2004 Four California Sculptors, The Second Generation, The Daum Museum
2004 Craft and Art of Clay, 4th ed. , Susaqn Peterson, pub Prentice Hall, by Overlook'Viking page 43
2003 Understanding Art, Fourth Addition by Lois Fitchner-Rathus page 210
2002 Ceramics, A Potter's Handbook, sixth edition by Glen C. Nelson and Richard Burkett, plate 47
2002 The Penland Book of Ceramics, Delores Gosnell, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co.
2000 Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic , Judith S. Schwartz,Exhibits USA
1999 The Cadence of Stupidity The Works of Arthur González, text by Duane Chin Lui, John Natsoulas
1998 The California Art Review, Les Kratz Publisher, American References Publishing
1998 Who's Who in American Art, Amy Furman,Senior Editor, R.R. Bowker, Publisher
1997 Make it in Clay: A Beginner's Guide to Ceramics, Charlotte Speight and John Toke, Mayfield Publishing Co.
1988 Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who, New Providence, NJ 07974
1997 American Ceramic Artists Today, Poslin G. Zhou, China
1996 Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans. Gale Research Inc. (3rd Edition)
1994 Hands in Clay, Charlotte Spreight and John Toke, Mayfield Publishing Co.
1993 Contemporary Ceramics: A Step Toward the Future, Hongik Univ. Ceramic Research Inst.
1992 Arthur González: At Heart Level, by Katherine Chapin, John Natsoulas Press,Davis, CA.
1990 The 28th Ceramic National: Clay, Color, Content 1990 Everson Museum of ArtSyracuse,NY
1990 Encyclopedia of Ceramics, by Teturo Murobushi, Japan Art Publishing Co. Tokyo, Japan
1990 American Artists, An Illustrated Survey of Leading Contemporaries Les Kratz Publisher American References Publishing
1989 American Ceramics from the collection of the Everson Museum
1988 Contemporary American Craft Art: A Collector's Guide, Barbara Mayer, Gibbs M. Smith Inc.
1988 The History of American Ceramics: from Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms,
1988, 1607 to the Present, Elaine Levin, Henry M. Abrams Inc.
1987 American Ceramics-1876 to the Present, Garth Clark, Abbeyville Press.
1987 The Eloquent Object, Marsha Manhart, The Washington Press,
1984 Neo-York, Phyllis Plous & Mary Looker. Univ. of Santa Barbara Press.
Public Collections:
Alta Bates Corp., Emeryville, CA.
American Craft Museum, New York, N.Y.
American Express Co., New York,N.Y.
Burston Marsteller Co., New York, N.Y.
California State University, Sacramento (2 pieces)
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. (3 pieces)
Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO. (2 pieces)
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, N.Y.
Honolulu Acadamy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
Mexican Museum, San Francisco, CA.
Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.
Oakland Museum,Oakland, California (2 pieces)
Prudential Insurance Co., New York, N.Y.
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. (2 pieces)
Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
The Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan (2 pieces)
Tempe Museum, Tempe, AZ.
University of Acron , Ohio
University of California. Davis (2 pieces)
University of California Health System
University of Iowa Muserim of Art
Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT. (2 pieces)
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipai, Taiwan (2 pieces)
Public Commissions:
2004 Palm Dessert Art Commission, CA "Baja Palapa" with Donna Billick
1996 Teravel Police Station, San Francisco, CA.
1991 Sacramento Mental Health Facility, Sacramento, CA.
1990 Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York, N.Y.
Teaching Experience:
1991-present Associate Professor, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA formerly CCAC(tenured)
2009 Instructor, Appilatian Center for the Arts, Smithville, Tennessee*
2009 Instructor, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
2009, 07, 05,03, Instructor, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO.*
2008, 06, 04,99,97 Instructor, Penland School of Craft, Penland , North Carolina
2006, 04, 01 Instructor, Mendacino Art Center
2001 Instructor, Haystack, Maine
2000 Instructor, Sante Fe Clay, Sante Fe, New Mexico
1991-1989 Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute
1988 Instructor, University of California, Berkeley
1985 Instructor, University of California, Davis
1985 Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
1984 Instructor, The New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y.
1984, 1981 Instructor, Artist-in-Residence,University of Georgia, Athens
1983 Artist in Residence, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
1982 Instructor, University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Corton, Italy
Lectures, Workshops, and Juror of Exhibitions:
Mudfire Clayworks & Gsllery, Decature, Georgia*
Saddleback College, San Clemente, California*
Unversity of California, Davis*
University of Alaska, Anchorage*
University of Califoenia, Berkeley, California*
Richmond Art Center, Richmond , California*
The Firehouse, Oakland, California*
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana *
Mama's Royal Cafe, (Juror), Oakland, California
Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada
Chabot College , Hayward, California
La Grange College , LaGrange, Georgia
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Southern Illonois StateUniversity, Carbondale, Illonois
Davis High School, Davis, California
College of Marin, California
Universoty of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California
Taipai County Yingko Ceramics Museum.Taipai, Taiwan
Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan,Taiwan
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
University of Hawaii, Oahu
Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia
University of Tulsa, Oklahoma
CCACA Conference, Davis, California
University of Florida, Gainsville
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
University of St, Louis, Missouri
St. Luois Community College, Missouri
Richmond Art Center (Juror)Richmond, California
University of Miami, Florida
Clay Space on Puget Sound, Suquamish, Washington
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls , Iowa
Yuma Symposium 22, Yuma, Arizona
Taking The Leap, Emeryville, California
Society of Sculptors , Pittsbugh Center for the Arts, (Juror)Pittsburgh, PA
38th Annual Regional Juried Art Show, (Juror) Fairfield, California
Gerogia College and State University, Millidgeville, Georgia
Delta College , Stockton, California
Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon
"Taking A Leap" professional Practice program, Emeryville, California
"Revolutions of the Wheel" Host to film debut, Oakland Museum, California
NCECA , Juror for the Regional Student Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana
NCECA. "Transmitting the Subconscious" panal discussion, New Orleans, Louisiana
Winona State University, Bloomingtom , Minnisota
The School of the Art Istitute of Chicago, Illonois
53rd Marin County Fair, (Juror) Marin, California
Scripps College, Claremont, California
American Craft Museum Collector's Circle, New York, New York, Studio Visit, ALameda
California State University, Hayward, California
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Univeristy of Texas at Austin
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
California State University, Chico
Northern Illonois State University, DeKalb , Illonois
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
University of Florida, Gainsville
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduate fellowship competition, (juror), Illonois
The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Cuesta College, San Luis Abispo
NCECA National, Minniapolis, Minnisota
Matrix Gallery, Fine Craftsw at Matrix, Sacramento, California
VPLACWashington State University, Pullman, Washington
Concordia Universite, Montrial, Quebec