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JEFF IRWIN
1760 W. Arbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 294-4075
Web Site:  www.grossmont.net/jeffirwin
E-Mail:  jeff.irwin@gcccd.net

EDUCATION  1987 MFA, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1984 BA, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1976 AA, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
TEACHING
EXPERIENCE
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, 1989-1999 Adjunct, Ceramics
Fall 1999- present,  Full time, Ceramics

SELECTED
EXHIBITIONS

2006
"Al Fresco: Enjoying the Out of Doors” , Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
“New Work from Allied Craftsmen”, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
“ The Yxing Effect”, Holter Museum of Art. Helena, Montana
“Teapot”, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2005    
“NCECA Invitational Exhibition”, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
“ Clay and Print 1”, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
“Cups, Cups, Cups”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
“The White Show”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
“Drawing Invitational”, Pacific Beach Library Gallery, Pacific Beach, CA
“California Clay Competition”, Artery Gallery, Davis, CA, Laguna Clay Award

2004    
“Celebrating Nature”, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
“Summer Group Exhibition”, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA,
“The Art of Tea”, Rockville Arts Place, Gaitherburg, MD    
“New Work”, Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Grove Gallery, La Jolla
“ Artists Works”, Point Loma Library, Point Loma, CA

2003    
“The Nature of Things”, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA, One Person
“ The Inspired Vessel”, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. LA, CA
“ Generations: Impending Lineage”, Art and Industry Gallery, San Diego, CA
“ Painted Clay”, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
“San Diego Clay Artists and their Mentors”’ Santa Fe Room, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
“San Diego State Ceramic Alumni Exhibition”’ Town and Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA
“The Cultivated Landscape”, Racine Museum of Art, Racine , WI
“Teapot Invitational”, Gallery 999, San Diego, CA
“ Teapots” , Mission Valley Library, San Diego, CA

2002    
“Ceramics Invitational” 2002, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt St. Univ.
“I-5 Resurfacing: Four Decades of California Contemporary Art”, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
“Gallery Artists”, Scott White Contemporary Art Gallery, Telluride, CO
“Terra Sutra”, The Incubator Gallery, Kansas City, MO
“The Art of Clay: Contemporary Ceramic West Coast Artists”, Santa Rosa Junior College

2001    
“World Ceramic Biennale”, World Ceramic Center, Ichon, Korea, juried
“Plates and Platters Invitational”, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
“The Yxing Effect”, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Mass.
“Digital Ceramics”, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
“Once Upon A Time”, Wusutum Museum of Art, Racine , WI
“California Clay Competition”, The Artery, Davis, CA, Juried

2000    
“Artist Statement”, Simay Space Gallery, San Diego, CA, One Person Show
“Monarch Tile Ceramic Competition”, San Angelo , Texas, Prix Primo Tile Award
“Artists and Time”, Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI
“Ceramics Invitational 2000”, Texas A&M University Gallery, Commerce, TX
“Juried Competition at the Artery” , Artery Gallery, Davis, CA
“Cup Exhibition 2000”, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, Ill
"The Plate Show", Collins Gallery, England, Scotland, Whales, On tour
“ Allied Craftsmen 2000”, Studio Art Building, San Diego, CA

1999    
"California Craft Contemporary, Laguna Beach Museum, Laguna Beach, Juried
"Ceramics Monthly International Competition", Columbus, OH
"Inspired by Nature", Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
"The End is Near", Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI
"Erotica in Ceramic Art", SOFA NYC &  Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
"The Plate Show", Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
"Paintings & Ceramics, Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA, Three Person

1998    
"Current Clay Vll, Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA, Juried, Best of Show
 "Invitational Cup Show", Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
"California Clay Competition", The Artery, Davis, CA, Juried
"Contemporary Teapots: A National Survey", Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
" Current Clay and Fiber", Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
"Contemporary Art, Quilts & Clay Forms", Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos

1997    
"White Light", Simay Space Gallery, San Diego, CA, One Person
"Ten Years, A Retrospective", Simay Space Gallery, San Diego, CA, One Person
"Monarch Tile Ceramic Competition", Kinnedy-Douglas Center, Florence, AL, Merit Award
"Current Clay VI", Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA, Juried, Best of Show
"SOFA", Miami, Ferrin Gallery, Miami, FL
"Teapot Invitational", Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Perspectives", Cable Building, San Diego, CA
"Presence", University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
"Artists and Eating Invitational", Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI

1996    
"Decoys and Trophies", Simay Gallery, San Diego, CA, One Person
"Water Theme Invitational", Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
"Berkshire Clay National", Maple Hill Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA
"Rendezvous Clay", Nebraska Museum of Art, Kearney, NE
"Six Galleries-Six Artists", Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
"Invitational Cup Show", Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, OR
"Invitational Teapot Show", Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
"Teapots at SOFA Miami", Ferrin Gallery, Miami, FL
"Cup as Metaphor 2", Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

1995    
"New Clay", Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Two Person
"Current Clay IV, Gallery 8, La Jolla, CA, Juried, Best of Show
"Feats of Clay", Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, CA, Merit Award
"Invitational Teapot Show", Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Clay on the Wall", Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
"San Angelo Ceramic Competition", San Angelo Museum, San Angelo, TX
"Clay Concepts", Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
"The White Show", Susan Street Gallery, Solona Beach, CA
"The Narrative Teapot", Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
"Artists and Domestic Environments", Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
"Six Clay Visions", Maple Hill Gallery, West Stockbridge, MA

1994    
"Second Growth", J. Maddux Parker Gallery, Sacramento, CA, One Person
"Human Nature", Simay Design Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Aesthetics of Athletics", Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI     
"Artists Choose Artists", Foster Art Center Gallery, San Diego, CA
"The Artist Speaks", IBM Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Six Ceramist", 660 Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Teapots", Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Another View", Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
"New Artists", Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
"Wit and Imagination", Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA

1993    
"Allegories in Black and White", Java Gallery Space, San Diego, CA, One Person
"New Works by Artists from the Wustum Museum Collection", Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI
"New Art Forms", Chicago Navy Pier, Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Jeff Irwin/Paul Soldner", Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL
"The Framed Tea Pot", Pro-Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
"San Diego Tijuana Yokohama Art Exchange", Tijuana Cultural Center, Mexico
"San Diego State University Ceramics Alumni", Foyer Gallery, SDSU, San Diego, CA

1992    
"American Korean Ceramic Exchange", Korean Consulate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Celebration: Permanent Collection", Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
"San Diego Tijuana Yokohama Art Exchange", Citizens Gallery, Yokohama, Japan;
COVA Gallery, San Diego, 1993 Tijuana Cultural Center, Mexico, Juried
 "Current Clay", Gallery 21, San Diego, CA
"Metaphorical Tools", Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
"Bindley Collection", Grossmont Gallery, Whitewater, WI
"Cups: Contemporary Views", Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
"View Points", Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA 

1991    
"Irwin/Stephenson", Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL, Two Person
"American Korean Clay", Seoul, South Korea,
"Monarch Tile Show", San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX, Juried
"Correct Art", Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA Juried
"Ceramics Now", Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA, Juried
"New Trends in Ceramics", Signature Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Tea X 3", Faith Nightingale Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Monarch Tile Traveling Exhibit", Kennedy-Douglas Art Center, Florence, AL
"Artists and the American Yard", Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

1990    
"Jeff Irwin's Allegories in Clay", Java Gallery, San Diego, CA, One Person 
"28th Ceramic National", Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY Juried
"Eccentric Teapots", Martha Schneider Gallery, Highland Park, IL
"Opening Show", Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Summer Show", Faith Nightingale Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Faculty Show", Mira Costa College Gallery, Oceanside, CA"Bi
rds and Abodes", Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
"Tea and Ceremony", Faith Nightingale Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Chairs", Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA.

1989    
"SDSU Alumni Choice", University Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Ceramics Now", Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA Juried
"Wichita National '89", Wichita Art Assoc. Gallery, Wichita, KS, Juried
"Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition", San Angelo Museum of Fine Art,San Angelo, TX Juried
"Ceder Creek National Teapot Show", Ceder Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC Juried, Honorable Mention
"San Diego Focus", Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA
"Variations", Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA

1988    
"Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition", San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX Juried
"Ceramic Invitational", Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA
"Clay for the Wall", Martha Schneider Gallery, Highland Park, IL
"Tea and Ceremony", Faith Nightingale Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Platters and Chairs", Wita Gardner Gallery, San Diego, CA

1987    
"Ceramics from the Collections of: Lucille and Ron Neeley", Mesa Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
"Small Image Show", Gallery 21, San Diego, CA, Jurors Award
"Cups", Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA
"Masters Thesis Exhibition", Masters Gallery, San Diego State Univ., SD, CA

PUBLICATIONS
and  REVIEWS

2004    
Chung, Dong-Hun, “American Contemporary Ceramics”, Korean Craft Publications
 “500 Cups”, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, NY

2003    
Pincus,Robert, “Earth Movers”’ San Diego Union, Arts, March 13, pg. 29-30, Illus.
Mathieu, Paul, “Sexpots”, Rutgers University Press, Illus. pg. 196
Speight & Toki, “Hands in Clay”, 4th Addition pg.336 Illus.

2002    
Ostermann, Matthias, “The Ceramic Surface”’ , University of Pennsylvania Press, Illus.pg. 130
 “500 Teapots”, Lark Books, Sterling Publishing, NY
Pincus, Robert, “The Road Less Traveled”, San Diego Union, Arts, July 7, F1, F5, Illus.
Pincus, Robert, “I-5: On the road contemporary art has taken in Golden State,San Diego Union, Arts, July 7, F1, F4
“Five Who Fire”’ Times Standard, February 22, C1, Illust.
Hertz, Betti-Sue,”I-5 Four Decades of California Contemporary Art”, San Diego Museum of Art quarterly, pg. 5, Illus.
Kendricks, Neil, Artweek, ‘I-5 Resurfacing’ at the San Diego Museum of Art, June 2002

2001    
Nelson, Burkett, “Ceramics, a Potters Handbook”, pg.156, 157, Illus.
Zakin, Richard, “Ceramics mastering the craft”, 2nd Ed., Krause Press, Illus. pg. 163

2000    
“Lill Street Gallery Cup Show”, Clay Times, Sept. Oct. , Illus.
“Monarch Tile Competition”, Ceramics Monthly, Oct., pg.16., Illus.

1999    
Speight & Toki, “Hands in Clay”, 3rd Addition pg.336 Illus.
The Plate Show Catalog, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

1998    
Ollman, Leah, "Jeff Irwin at Simay Space", Art in America, Review, Illus.
Wilson, Lana, "Sgraffito Designs on Commercial Whiteware", Clay Times, pg.18, Illus.
Ollman, Leah, "Jeff Irwin", American Ceramics, Review, pg. 54

1997    
Ollman, Leah, "Jeff Irwin at Simay Space Gallery", http://Sandiego.Sidewalk.com/detail/13246
Ollman, Leah, "Report from San Diego, A Change of Weather", Art in America,41, 43 Illus.
Hur, Min-Ja, "Ceramic Art of Jeff Irwin", Korean Ceramic Art Monthly, Sept., pg. 42-43, Illus.
Kim, Yoonchung , "American Narrative", Korean Clay, Jan., Illus., pg. 25
Triplett, Kathy, Handbuilt Ceramics, Altanont Press, Illus. pg.50
Beard, Peter, Resist and Masking Techniques, pg. Illus. 25, 36, 37,

1996    
"Jeff Irwin /Decoys and Trophies", American Craft, May/June, pg. 83, Illus.
Zakin, Richard, “Hand Formed Ceramics”, pg. 176 Illus.

1995    
"Jeff Irwin/ Society for Contemporary Crafts", American Craft, Gallery, March, pg. 75, Illus.
"Jeff Irwin/ Second Growth, Ceramics Monthly, Up Front, June, pg. 20, Illus.

1994    
Speight & Toki, "Texture, Color & Glaze, Hands in Clay, pg. 289, 335, 336 Illus.
Zakin, Richard, “Electric Kiln Ceramics”, pg. 191 Illus.

1993    
"Jeff Irwin", American Craft, Portfolio, Oct./ Nov., pg. 62, Illus.
"Jeff Irwin/ Java Gallery", American Craft, Gallery, April/May, pg. 74, Illus.
Center City East Arts Association Map, Cover Photo, 93/94

1992    
Williams, Gerry,"San Diego Sixteen", Studio Potter, Dec., pg. 88
Ollman, Leah, "Show Offers Energy...", Los Angeles Times, December 9, pg. F1 F9, Illus.

1991  
"Jeff Irwin's Wax Resist Technique", Ceramics Monthly, Jeff Irwin, Dec., Illus..
"Visions 91, Ceramica, March, pg. 9, Ill., Spain
"Review", Le Ceramque Modern, April, pg. 15, Illus., France  
"Review", Neu Kermik, pg.670, Ill., Germany

1990
"Everson Museum 28th Ceramic National, Ceramics Monthly, Dec., Illus.

COLLECTIONS

World Ceramic Center, Ichon, South Korea
Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI
California Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX 
Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

WORKSHOPS, 
LECTURES, PROFESSIONAL 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2004     
NCECA Conference 2004, Indianapolis, IN, Demonstration & Lecture

2003    
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Lecture
 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, Lecture
Co- liaison, NCECA Conference San Diego

2002    
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, Demonstration & Lecture

2001    
San Francisco Community College, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA, Demonstration & Lecture

1997    
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, Demonstration & Lecture

1995    
Ceramic Artists of San Diego, San Diego, CA, Demonstration & Lecture

1994    
American Ceramic Society, Los Angeles, CA, Demonstration & Lecture

1991    
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA, Demonstration & Lecture
American Korean Clay Camp, I-Ri City, South Korea, Demonstration & Lecture

GRANTS 1990    
San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
JUROR 2003

Humboldt State University Student Exhibition, Arcata, CA

2006    
San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

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