Owen Rye - Résumé (short)
Owen Rye (Australia) b1944 Cooma NSW Member, International Academy of Ceramics
EDUCATION: Ph.D., University of N.S.W., 1970; B.Sc. (Hons 1) UNSW, 1965
2004 - Self employed (studio work, writing, workshops and residencies)
1985-03 Monash University, Gippsland Campus: Senior Lecturer, Ceramics
1980-84 Canberra School of Art, Sessional Lecturer, Ceramics Workshop
1970-80 Archaeology Research (Smithsonian Institute USA and ANU Australia)
AWARDS ClayModern Lifetime Achievement Award (Services to Education) 2004; Distinction Award, International Salt Glaze competition 2002, Koblenz, Germany; Society for American Archaeology Award 2000 (for contributions to ceramic studies); Pioneer Potters’ Award 1997; Whitefriars Award 1995; Diamond Valley Award 1992; Gold Coast Award 1989; Pottery in Australia Award 1985; Ampol Arts Award 1965
EXHIBITIONS : SOLO (Selected)
2011 Owen Rye: Woodfired Ceramics. Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
2010 Golden Ashes. Craft Victoria, Melbourne
2009 Watson Arts Centre (Recent Work), Canberra ACT
2009 Skepsi on Swanston Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Residency Exhibit, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Utah State University, USA
2007 Freeland Gallery, Sydney (Woodfire ceramics: the aesthetics of imperfection).
2007 Owen Rye: 25 years of Ceramics, a Survey. Latrobe Regional Gallery, Victoria.
2005 Art Centre Gallery, Astoria (Oregon) USA
2003 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney (Reconnaissance)
2002 Gallows Gallery, Perth
1997 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State Univ., Utah USA
1997 Ceramic Art Gallery, Sydney
1995 Distelfink Gallery, Melbourne
1991 Artworks (Victoria). Collaboration with painter Rod Forbes
1991 Switchback Gallery, Monash University (collaboration with Rod Forbes)
1989 Latrobe Valley Arts Centre (Regional Gallery), Victoria
EXHIBITIONS: GROUP, INTERNATIONAL (Selected)
2010 International Academy of Ceramics, Sėvres Museum, Paris
2010 Fuping + 3. Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
2009 Soft Beauty of traditional Shinos. Concord University Gallery, Athens, West Virginia, USA
2009 Oz 5 x 5. Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusets USA
2007 Australian and New Zealand Ceramics, FLICAM, Fuping, China
2006 20+1 Years of the Tozan Kilns. NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
2006 Prairie, Plains, Pacific Woodfire, Bainbridge Island Gallery, Washington, USA
2006 Three Australian Woodfirers, Randolph Arts Centre, Asheboro N. Carolina USA
2005 The Gulgong Connection, Alpha House Gallery, Dorset, England
2002 Salzbrand (International Saltglaze) Koblenz, Germany
1999 Different Stokes (International Woodfire), University of Iowa Museum of Art
1999 Pyrochromatics. Wellington B Gray Gallery, ECU, Greenville N.Carolina USA
1999 Four Australian Woodfire Artists. New Wagner Gallery, SIUE, Illinois USA
1999 Creative Australia (Craft Australia), Azecra Gallery, Osaka, Japan
1997 Salt-glazed porcelain. Rosenthal Studio-Haus Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
1996 Australia no Magikama Sakuhin, Aoyama Green Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996 Meitetsu Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1996 Delinquent Angel: Itami Craft Centre, Osaka, Japan, and Takashimaya Gallery, Singapore
1996 Fletcher Challenge Award, Auckland, New Zealand (selected).
1995 Delinquent Angel (Australian Contemporary Ceramics), Faenza, Italy
1994 Minokamo Municipal Centre, Gifu, Japan
1993 Salzbrand (International Saltglaze), Koblenz, Germany
1991 Faculty Exhibition , Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, USA,
EXHIBITIONS: GROUP, AUSTRALIA (Selected)
2014 Important Exhibition of Australian Ceramics (Janet Mansfield Tribute). Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Harmony of Difference with Brian Keyte and Tim Clarkson, Skepsi at Montsalvat, Eltham.
2012 Rigg Award (invitational), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2012 Engaging Form. Skepsi at Montsalvat, Melbourne
2011 Art of Woodfire, Skepsi Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
2011 Inside Woodfire, Fifty Australian Stories. Gallery 9, Deloraine, Tasmania
2010 Formed- Selected works from the Hirsh Collection; Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
2009 Pourers. Object, Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Sydney.
2009 20 Australian Woodfirers. Maestro Gallery, Sydney
2009 In Good Company, The Fuping Show. Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne
2008 Masters of Woodfiring. Sturt, Woodfire Conference, Mittagong, NSW
2008 Australian Woodfired Ceramics Survey. Freeland Gallery Paddington NSW
2006 Encrusted, Australian woodfire survey. Skepsi, Melbourne Vic
2006 Teabowls, Purple Space, Jam Factory Adelaide SA
2005 Two Potters and a Painter. fg3 Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2005 Australian Woodfire Survey, Watson Art Centre, ACT
2004 Celebrating the Master. Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, Vic
2003 Rye Crop, Mura Gallery, Sydney NSW
2002 Gold Coast Ceramic Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Qld (selected).
2001 Bowled Over (National Bowl exhibition) Fremantle Arts Centre WA
2000 Ceramics Purchase exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of N. Territory
1999 A Generous Vessel. Centre for Contemporary Craft, Customs House, Sydney
1996 Moore’s Building, Fremantle WA: National Bowl Show
1996 Manly Art Gallery, NSW Standing Sentinel (Potter’s Society of Australia).
1996 Shepparton Art Gallery: Sydney Myer Fund Award, invitational
1994 National Gallery of Victoria, Rigg Craft Award (Invitational)
COLLECTIONS International: USA: Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernadino, California; Arrowmont Permanent Collection, Tennessee; Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah; Art Center Gallery, Astoria, Oregon. China: FLICAM Museums, Fuping,; R.of Korea: World Ceramic Exposition Foundation Museum, Icheon; Japan: Tajimi City Collection, Mino; Germany: Handwerkskammer Koblenz; France: Ateliers d Art de France. Private Collections in USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, England, Israel, Germany and in Australia including Greg Daly and Margaret Tuckson collections.
In Australia: Australian National Gallery (ACT); Powerhouse Museum, NSW; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Shepparton Art Gallery; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; Wollongong City Gallery: Orange Regional Gallery; Ipswich Regional Gallery; Latrobe Regional Gallery; Bendigo Art Gallery; Castlemaine Art Gallery; Victorian Ceramic Group; Diamond Valley Collection; Griffith University Collection; Curtin University Collection; Queensland University of Technology Collection; Southern Cross University Collection; Monash University (Jan Feder Collection); Whitefriars College Collection; VCA (Lawrence Collection).
WRITING Author of two books on archaeological ceramics and over 50 articles in ‘Ceramics Art and Perception’, ‘Pottery in Australia’ and numerous international journals in England, USA, Germany; also numerous exhibition reviews, book reviews and conference papers. Editorial Advisor, Ceramics, Art and Perception(USA).
CURATOR/SELECTOR Australian Woodfire survey exhibitions 1986, 1996 and 2005.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE,WORKSHOPS AND PUBLIC LECTURES In Australia, USA, Germany, China, Korea, Papua New Guinea and Israel. Includes: Strathnairn ACT (AinR,W) Utah State University USA (AinR,W), Fuping China (AinR); Univ. of Tasmania, Launceston (Ain R). Major workshops include North Carolina Potters Conference, USA; Anagama Firing, Astoria, Oregon USA; Throwing, Portland Oregon USA; Anagama Firing, Sturt Pottery NSW; Firing Tamba Kiln, Cooroy, Qld; Woodfire, SIU, Illinois USA; Pyrochromatics, ECU, North Carolina USA; Woodfire, USU, Logan, Utah, USA; Kiln Master, Fire-up Gulgong; Anagama Firing, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, USA. Recently Kiln Building/ firing workshop, Brollin, Germany, Visiting Artist Gonzaga University Washington USA. Many National and woodfire conference papers in Australia and many public lectures in Australia and overseas.
BIOGRAPHY Represented in Firing, Contemporary Ceramics Practice; Masters of Their Craft; Woodfired Ceramics; Contemporary Ceramic Art in Australia and New Zealand; Collector’s Guide to Modern Australian Ceramics; and Saltglaze Ceramics, An International Perspective. Recent bio/ reviews in Journal of Australian Ceramics, Ceramics Monthly (USA), Ceramic Review (England) Ceramics Art and Perception, Object and Craft Victoria. Major catalogs Delinquent Angel, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy, and Different Stokes (international woodfire survey exhibition), Iowa USA.