BEATRICE WOOD

CURRENT + RECENT EXHIBITIONS

THE WOMEN

Works on view include recent pieces by women whose primary medium is clay and selected works from private and artist archives by female potters and...

Beatrice Wood (1893–1998) lived a long artistic life and is associated with the Avant Garde Dada movement. She began working in ceramics in the 1930s mastering and producing lusterware as well as narrative figures and wall tiles, loosely formed and humorous in subject matter.

BEATRICE WOOD

EDUCATION
Ceramics with Gertrud and Otto Natzler, Los Angeles, 1940
University of Southern California (with Glen Lukens), 1938
Hollywood High School, Adult Education Department, California
Ceramics Class, 1933
Finch School, New York, 1911
Academie Julien, Paris, 1910

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
1999 Beatrice Wood, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Drawing for Life, Achim Moeller Fine Art Gallery, New York
1997 Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute, American Craft Museum, New York
traveling to: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California;
Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida; The Butler Museum,
Youngstown, Ohio
Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Garth Clark Gallery, New York
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 Beatrice Wood: Aphrodisia, CSUN Art Galleries, Northridge, California
Garth Clark Gallery, New York and Los Angeles
1994 Garth Clark Gallery, New York and Los Angeles
1993 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, Los Angeles and Kansas City
1992 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, Los Angeles and Kansas City
1991 Garth Clark Gallery, New York
1990 Intimate Appeal, The Figurative Art of Beatrice Wood, Garth Clark Gallery,
New York and Los Angeles The Oakland Museum, Oakland,
California (traveling)
1989 Suzanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1988 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, Los Angeles
1987 SPARC (Social and Public Arts Resource Center), Los Angeles, California
1986 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Hilberry Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Beatrice Wood: A Legend, Fresno Art Center and Museum, Fresno, California
1985 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, Los Angeles
1984 Beatrice Wood: Retrospective, Garth Clark Gallery,
New York and Los Angeles
1983 Beatrice Wood Retrospective, Art Gallery, California State University,
Fullerton and Everson Museum, Syracuse (traveling)
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1982 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1981 Beatrice Wood: A Very Private View, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1978 Beatrice Wood: Ceramics and Drawings, Everson Museum of Art,
Syracuse, New York
1973 Beatrice Wood: A Retrospective, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona (traveling)
1964 California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California
1962 Takashimaya Department Store, Tokyo
1959 Ceramics: Beatrice Wood, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California
1955 Ceramics by Beatrice Wood, American Gallery, Statler Center,
Los Angeles, California (traveling)
1951 B. Wood – Ceramics, Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
1949 Ceramics of Beatrice Wood, American House, New York

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin
Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York
Detroit Institute for the Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey
Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin, Germany
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

AWARDS
1994 Governor’s Awards for the Arts (California)
1993 Recognition as A Role Model by Women in Film
1992 Gold Medal for Highest Achievement in Craftsmanship, American Craft
Council
1988 Distinguished Service Award, Arizona State University
1987 Fellow of American Craft Council Women’s Art Caucus, National Award
NCECA Award
1986 Women’s Building Award
1984 Living Treasure of California
1983 Symposium Award of the Institute for Ceramic History
1961 Goodwill Ambassador from USA to India – exhibition and lecture tour