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Ron Nagle

Ron Nagle

Education
1961 B.A. San Francisco State College

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Glazed and Diffused, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
2006
Garth Clark Gallery, New York
2005
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica
2004
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
2003
Dolphin, Kansas City, Missouri
2002
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica
2001
Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
2000
Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
1999
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1998
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica
1997
Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
1996
Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Byron Cohen/Lennie Berkowitz Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
1995
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
1994-93
Ron Nagle, A Survey Exhibition 1960-1993, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1993
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
1992
Bella Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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, St. Louis, Missouri
1981
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
1979
Currents 4, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Matrix Gallery I, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
1978
Adaline Kent Award Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute
1977
Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1975
Quay Gallery, San Francisco
1968
Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles
Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
Detroit Institute of the Arts
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto
J. Patrick Lannan Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida
Kruithaus, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, California
Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Musée de Plastique, Paris
The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute,Washington, D.C.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Shigaraki Museum, Japan
St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2011 Arts and Letters Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2008 Joan Danforth Endowed Faculty Chair, Mills College
2006-07 Metz Chair, Mills College
1998 Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award The Best of 1998, Dave Hickey, Artforum
1997 Fellow of the American Craft Council
1996 Joan Danforth Endowed Faculty Chair, Mills College
1990-97 Faculty Research Grant, Mills College
1986 National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship
1984 Faculty Research Grant, Mills College
1983 Mellon Grant
1981 Mellon Grant
1979 Lucie Stern Chair, Mills College National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship
1978 Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute
1974 National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship

Ron Nagle (born 1939) has been active in the art world since the 1960s, first in Los Angeles and then the Bay Area of California. He is internationally known for his exquisite, intimate ceramic forms based on recognizable objects such as cups, inkwells, and perfume bottles that use layers of glaze and contrasting textured surfaces. Nagle was featured in the 2013 Venice Biennale and was the subject of a 2014 thirty-year career survey exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Art.