PETER PINCUS

As an early career ceramic artist, I am part of a lively and rapidly changing conversation in which the worlds of art, craft, and design are increasingly defined not only by their distinctions, but also by their similarities and relationships to one another. There is tremendous meaning in the transcendence of the pot to engage in all of these ideologies; object of substantial craftsmanship, object of use, object of design intellect, and object of conceptual metaphor.

I produce three-dimensional paintings out of pots. The big challenge is to study and make objects that have a distinct location in the home, using our familiarity toward them to instigate new discussions about the role of the vessel in our place and time. I focus on containers that are status symbols saved for special occasions, generally deemed distinct because of the value of what they hold rather than for what they are. But to me, in between such occasions, they become canvases that visually illustrate the defining spirit of the times. They are useful as well as opulent. But they can be so much more. — Peter Pincus

PETER PINCUS
Penfield, NY

EDUCATION
2011 M.F.A. New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2005 B.F.A. New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

TEACHING
2014
Current Rochester Institute of Technology, Visiting Professor – Ceramics, Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor, Rochester, NY
2011-2013 Roberts Wesleyan College, Adjunct Professor of Ceramics, Sculpture, Design, North Chili, NY
2012-2014 Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, Advanced Ceramics Instructor, Rochester, NY
2009-2011 Alfred University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Alfred, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2016
NCECA Pre-conference Demonstrator, NCECA 2016, Lawrence,KS (Spring 2016)
2015
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Morean Art Center, St Petersberg, FL (November 2015)
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Ball State University, Muncie, IN (September 2015)
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2014-current Steering Committee, Flower City Ceramics Invitational, Genesee Pottery, NY
2014
Demonstrating Artist, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
Demonstrator and Lecturer, American Pottery Festival, Minneapolis, MN
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2013-Current Advisory Board Member, Artist Connect International
2013
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Corning Community College, Corning, NY
2012
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, MA
Panelist: “Beyond the Furrow”, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
2011-2014
Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY
2011
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
2006-2009
Studio Assistant, Marc Gaiger Steel Fabrication, Fairport, NY
2006
Visiting Artist, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Installation Crew Member, Wayne Higby’s “Earth Cloud” Project, Alfred, NY
2005-6
Artist In Residence, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

EXHIBITIONS
2015
Solo Exhibition, Morean Art Center, St. Petersberg, FL (October, 2015)
Sandra Byers, Delores Fortuna, Peter Pincus, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI (July, 2015) Glazed and Diffuse, Ferrin Contemporary at Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA (June 2015) Chocolate (solo show), AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA (June, 2015)
Collective Design Fair – Wexler Gallery, New York, NY
A Ceramic Spectrum, (NCECA Concurrent) New Art Center, Newton, MA
Accomplice, Plinth Gallery, Denver CO
NCECA Biennial, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RISix Under Thirty-Six, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Research, Scolarship and Creativity in CIAS, Vignelli Gallery, RIT, Rochester, NY Solid Gold, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY
2014
Faculty Exhibition, Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Adam Field, Sam Johnson, Peter Pincus, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Zanesville, OH
Sleep, in Spite of the Storm, solo show, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY A Show of Boxes, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
Art of the Pot, Austin, TX
2014 Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Three Perspectives, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Occurrence, NCECA Concurrent Independent Exhibition, Milwaulkee, WI
2013
13th Annual Fine Craft Show, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Art of the Pot Plus, Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
One and Only, John Michael Kohler Arts Center and ARTSpace, Sheboygan and Kohler Village, WI
10th Annual Ceramics Invitational, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
History In The Making VII, Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY
Locality, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY
Solo Exhibition, Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning, NY
Online Solo Exhibition, Studio KotoKoto, Studiokotokoto.com
Mug Shots, LUX Center for the Arts, Lorton, VA
12th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Object Focus: The Bowl, Oregon Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR Longing For Repitition, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
By The Bottle, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft, Louisville, KY
Tea Bowls: A Contemporary Approach, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY
10-19 Return to Station: 40 Year Retrospective of Genesee Pottery, Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY
Faculty Exhibition, Davison Gallery at Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, NY
2012
State Of Play, Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning, NY
Bourbon Bash, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft, Louisville, KY
Julia Terr Annual, Gallery 212, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA
Hand to Hand, Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY
The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO Strictly Functional Clay National, Market House Craft Center, East Petersberg, PA Members Showcase 2012, Arts and Cultural Council For Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY A Sense Of Place, Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning, NY
Summer Art Show and Sale, Art Center Gallery at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY College Clay Collective, Firehouse Gallery, Rochester, NY
San Angelo National Ceramic Competition (Jurors: Garth Clark, Mark Del Vecchio), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
Where You Go, I Go., Solo Exhibition at Coach Street Clay, Canandaigua, NY
The Chromatic Edge, NCECA Seattle, hosted by The Potters Council
Sources and Influences: Contemporary Clay Artists, Mentors and Students, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Enlightened Earth, Art Center Gallery, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
TINTED: Ceramics in a Colorful Context, Sheehna Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
2011
Rochester Fashion Week Preview Party, Culver Road Armory, Rochester, NY Dinner in the Vineyard, hosted by Cuisine Culture, Naples, NY
History in the Making, Firehouse Gallery, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY
Jersey Shore Clay National 2011, M. T. Burton Gallery & 19th Street Clay Studio, Surf City, NJ
Set the Stage, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY National Juried Student Exhibition, NCECA, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
Mendocino Art Show, NCECA, Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
ACGA Clay and Glass National, Brea Civic & Cultural Center, Brea, CA
Solo Show, Creative Arts Center, Wellsville, NY
2010
Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
Drawing the Line: Utilitarian Pots, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK College Clay Collective, Firehouse Gallery, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY 8 Fluid Ounces, Foster Hall Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS AND COLLECTIONS
2015
Urns, NCECA/ASU CRC purchase prize
Urns, Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center permanent collection
Electric Kiln Ceramics, Fourth edition, by Richard Zakin and Fredrick Bartolovic. p. 116, 145, 162
2014
Glaze: The Ultimate Artist’s Guide to Glaze and Color. By Brian Taylor and Kate Doody. p. 276-277
2013
Pottery Making Illustrated, ‘Between the Lines’, July/August 2013 NICHE Award for Slip Cast Ceramics, NICHE Magazine
Stranger, permanent collection of the Davison Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, North Chili, NY
Blue Line Shift, private collection of Charlotte and Raul Herrera, Rochester, NY Tumblers, private collection of Dan & Caroline Bottom Anderson, Edwardsville, IL
2012
Ceramics Monthly, Cover and feature, ‘Painting Pots From The Inside’, p. 39-41, December 2012
Juror’s Award, The Clay Cup: Icon, Vessel, Canvas, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO
Attorney’s Award, Strictly Functional Clay National, Market House Craft Center, East Petersberg, PA
First Place Award, College Clay Collective, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY
Poppin, private collection of Dean Spong
Strategic Opportunity Stipend Grant Recipient, Arts and Cultural Council, Western NY Urn, Decanter and Cup, private collection of Robert Hursh
2011
‘Emerging Artists in Rochester’, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY
Best in Show and Purchase Award, 2011 Jersey Shore Clay National, Surf City, NJ
Perfume Bottle and Jewelry Box, Schein-Joseph International Museum’s permanent collection Perfume Bottle and Jewelry Box, private collection of Robert Phannebecker
NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, 2nd place for Graduate Ceramics, Tampa, FL
2010
Scotch Set, University of Arkansas Ceramics Teaching Collection
2008
Ceramics Monthly, ‘Up Front: From Dust to Decadence,’ April 2008

American Craft Magazine featured Pincus in the article “Multifaceted” by Sebby Wilson Jacobson that ran in their September 2015 issue. Click here for more.

C-File featured Pincus in the article “Exhibition  |  Forms by Peter Pincus See Clay as Canvas in “CeramATTACK” by Bill Rogers from 4/28/16.

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