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Solo Exhibitions

2015

Ruth Duckworth, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2013

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2012

Ruth Duckworth, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2010

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2009

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales

2007

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

2006

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, USA

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2005

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

Cultural Center of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, USA

Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2004

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2003

Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2002

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, USA

2000

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Galerie b15, Munich, Germany

1999

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, USA

1996

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, USA

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

1994

Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseum, Rendsburg, Germany

1993

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Keramik-Galerie Bowig, Hannover, Germany

1992

Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

Pewabic Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA

1991

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, USA

Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

1990

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, USA

1989

Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

1987

Society of Arts and Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

1986

Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Contemporary Art Center, London, UK

1984

Exhibit A, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, USA

1982

Exhibit A, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1980

Exhibit A, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1979

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1978

Hadler Gallery, New York, New York, USA

1977

Exhibit A, Evanston, Illinois, USA

1976

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

1974

Calvary School of Art, Alberta, Canada

1973

Kunstkammer Ludger Koster, Mönchengladbach, Germany

1972

Jacques Barach Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1967

Primavera, London, UK

Matsuya Department Store, Tokyo, Japan

1966

Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Gallery Mid-North, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1965

Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Craftsmen's Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Agra Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA

1964

Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

1962

Primavera, London, UK

1960

Primavera, London, UK

1953

Apollinaire Gallery, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2016

International Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2015

20th Century Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2014

Black and White, Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Classic & Contemporary Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2013

Hans Coper, Ruth Duckworth and Lucie Rie, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Paintings & Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Four Women and a Kosuth, James Barron Art, New York, New York, USA

2010

A Rough Equivalent: Sculpture and Pottery in the Post-War Period, Leeds Art Gallery, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK

2003

21st Century Ceramics: An extensive survey of the best of current work in the United States and Canada, Colombus, Ohio, USA

2002

Modernism & Beyond, The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

Contemporary American Ceramics 1950 -1990, A Survey of American Objects and Vessels, The National Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan

Material: Earth-Size, Small Ceramic Sculpture, Kunstforum Kirchberg, Kirchberg, Switzerland

2001

6th Triennale de la Porcelaine, Invited Master, Nyon, Switzerland

Shaping the Future with Earth, World Ceramic Exposition, Kyoung Gee Do, Korea

2000

Color and Fire, Defining Moments of Contemporary Ceramics 1950 - 2000, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

Ceramic National 2000, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, USA

1999

Artisti dal Mondi, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, Faenza, Italy

A Fire for Ceramics - Contemporary Art from the Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason Collection, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, Virginia, USA

1- Chicago Artists, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Third Survey of Abstract Art in Chicago, Klein Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Art of Craft: Works from the Saxe Collection, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California, USA

Toronto Collects Contemporary Ceramics, The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

Clay into Art: Selections from the Contemporary Ceramics Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, USA

1998

Sculpture Objects Functional Art, Armory Building, New York, New York, USA

1998 NCECA Honors & Fellows Exhibition, Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

The Regis Master Series Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1997

Sculpture Pier Walk 1997, Navy Pier Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Survey, Pewabic Society, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Ceramics of the 20th Century, Paderborn, Germany

Crossing the Threshold, 1997 Invitational, Greene Street, New York, New York, USA (USA Tour)

Art Biennale 1997 - Between Similarity and Difference, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

1996

Primavera, Pioneering Craft and Design 1945 -1995, The Fitzwilliam Museum, and Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Cambridge and Paisley, UK

Art in Chicago, 1945 - 1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Nude in Clay, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Saga Prefectural Art Museum Exhibition, International Academy of Ceramics, Saga, Japan

Total Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jangheung, Korea

1995

Contemporary Porcelain, 31 Artists from 12 Countries, Bowig Gallery, Hannover, Germany

Pandora's Box and the Tradition of Clay, British Crafts Council Gallery, London, UK

Primavera, Pioneering Craft and Design 1945 - 1995, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, UK

1994

The Ritual Vessel, Traditions Intertwined, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Current Trends in Ceramics, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Japan

Chicago: The Third Dimension, Seven Chicago Sculptors, The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

International Fine Ceramics at Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset, UK

1993

Chicago Invitational, First Union League Club Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Abstract Sculpture, Klein Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1992

Built, Thrown and Touches Contemporary Clay Works, United States Tour, 1992-95

Ruth Duckworth/John McQueen, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, New York, USA

5 x 7, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York, USA

Triennale de la Porcelaine, (Invited Master), Nyon, Switzerland

1991

Walls: Large Scale Ceramic Sculpture, Eight Variations, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah, USA

Scale-Detail, Habitat/Shaw Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

1990

Craft USA, American Craft Museum, New York, New York, USA (World Three-Year Tour)

Art in Churches Exhibition - Bar Convent York, Kent, UK

Tokyo Art International, Toyko, Japan

The Ceramic Vessel, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Clay, Colour, Content, 28th Ceramic Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, USA

1988

Splendid Forms '88', Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Ton un Ton, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Eloquent Object, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA and Japan Tour)

1987

Ceramics in Architecture, Drawing, Sketches, and Models, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA

Craft Today, Poetry of the Physical, American Craft Museum, New York, USA and USA Tour

Twentieth Century Studio Ceramics, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, UK

Form und Glasur '88', Galerie Jahrhunderthalle Hoeschst, Frankfurt, Germany

A Fine Place to Work: The Legacy of Archie Bray Foundation, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Architectural Art, Affirming the Design Relationship, The American Craft Museum, New York, New York, USA

1986

Chicago Fire, La Galerie Centre de Céramique, Bonsecours, Vieux-Montreal, Canada

1985

Pottery Questions II, Broward College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

1984

Stuff and Spirit, Twining Gallery, New York, New York, USA

Women in Clay, Octagon Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Ten Years of Collecting at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Modern Master Ceramics, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Histories, Exhibit A, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1983

Architectural Ceramics, Elements Gallery, New York, New York, USA

Prime Evidence, Exhibit A, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1982

Travelling Porcelain, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., USA

1979

Two Artists (Ruth Duckworth & Claire Zeisler), Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1976

Europäische Keramik der Gegenwart, Frechen, Germany

American Crafts, An Aesthetic View, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1975

More British Potters, No. 2, Primavera, Cambridge, UK

Kunstkammer Ludger Koster, Six German Ceramists, (guest), Mönchengladbach, Germany

1974

World Craft Exhibition, Calgary, Canada

Three Artists, Gustavus Adolphus College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA

Students' Choice Exhibit, Four Potters, Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA

Towards Ceramic Sculpture, Oxford Gallery, Oxford, UK

1973

More British Potters, Primavera, Cambridge, UK

Ceramic Art of the World, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Five Women, Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, Illinois, USA

1972

Porcelain, Eight Potters, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA

British Potters, Primavera, Cambridge, UK

International Academy of Ceramics, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

1970

Exhibition 70, Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio, USA

1969

Three Artists, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1968

Nippo Gendai Bijutsuka, Kyoto, Japan

The Egg and The Eye, Porcelain Exhibition, Los Angeles, California, USA

Objects: USA, touring throughout the USA and Europe

1967

International Crafts, Istanbul, Turkey

1965

14 Artists, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois, USA

1964

British Ceramics, Copenhagen, Denmark

International Ceramics Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

1962

International Handicrafts Exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany

1961

British Studio Potters, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Major Commissions

2008

Attendant Spirit, 15' Bronze Sculpture, State of Illinois Commission, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, USA

Untitled, Porcelain Sculpture, Private Commission, New York, New York, USA

2007

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2004

Serenity, 15' Bronze Sculpture, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2003

Untitled, Two 8' Figures for Private Collection, Gunnison, Colorado, USA

1999

Cows on Parade, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1998

Spirit of Survival, Public Commission, Bronze Sculpture, 15' high, State of Illinois Commission, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois, USA

1992

The Guardian, Bronze Sculpture, 10'2" High, State of Illinois Building, State Commission, Rockford, Illinois, USA

1990

Untitled, Stoneware Wall Mural, Palm Beach Airport Terminal, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

1988

Cloud Formation, Stowell, Cook, Frolichstein, Inc., Clearwater, Florida, USA

1987

Untitled, Porcelain Entryway, St.Mary's Church, Walsingham, UK

1987

Untitled, Porcelain Entryway, St. Mary's Church, Walsingham, UK

1986

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, Unisys Offices, New York, New York, USA

1985

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, Private Collection, Northfield, Illinois, USA

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, 70 sq. ft., State of Illinois Building, Capitol Development Board, Springfield, Illinois, USA

1984

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, 27 sq. ft., Teradyne Central, Deerfield, Illinois, USA

Untitled, Stoneware Wall Mural, 110 sq. ft., Dr. R. Lee Animal Care Center, Commissioned by the Chicago Council on Fine Arts, 1/2% for the Arts Program, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1983

Untitled, Stoneware Wall Mural, 67 sq. ft., Amcore Bank, Rockford, Illinois, USA

1982

Untitled, Stoneware Wall Mural, Main Bank of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, Perkins & Will Architecture Offices, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2 commissions)

The Creation, Stoneware Wall Mural, 300 sq. ft., Congregation Beth Israel, Hammond, Indiana, USA

1981

Untitled, Stoneware Wall Mural, Rozansky and Kay Company, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, Sonnenschein, Carlin, North and Rosenthal Offices, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1979

Untitled, Stoneware Wall Mural, Private Collection, Glencoe, Illinois, USA

Untitled, Porcelain Wall Mural, Private Collection, Highland Park, Illinois, USA

1978

Untitled, Stoneware Mural on Board, Two Panels, Hodag Chemical Company, Skokie, Illinois, USA (transferred to Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey, Illinois, USA in 1998)

1976

Clouds Over Lake Michigan, Stoneware Mural, 240 sq. ft., Dresdner Bank, Board of Trade Building, Chicago, Illinois (moved to Options Exchange Building Lobby, Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1987)

1972

Untitled, Sculpture, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, USA

1969

Untitled, Private Collection, Aspar, Colorado, USA

1968

Earth, Water, and Sky, Stoneware Mural, 400 sq. feet entrance way to the Laboratory for Geophysical Science Building, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1965

Ritual Objects, Menorah, Solel Synagogue, Highland Park, Illinois, USA

1960

14 Stations of the Cross, St Joseph's Church, New Malden, UK

Selected Major Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Buckingham County Museum, Buckinghamshire, England

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin, USA

City Museum, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

County Museum, Buckinghamshire County Council, Buckinghamshire, England

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, USA

Inner London Education Committee Collection, London, England

Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany

Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Mills College, Oakland, California, USA

Museum August Kestner, Hannover, Germany

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Museum für Moderne Keramik, Deidesheim, Germany

Museum für Zeitgenössische Keramische Kunst, Frechen, Germany

The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York, USA

Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseum, Schloss Gottorf, Germany

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C., USA

Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stedelijk Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Windsor Castle, Windsor, England

York Museums Trust, York, England

Selected Honours and Awards

2003

Visionary Award, Lifetime Achievement, Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, USA

Arts in Education Award, Art in Teaching, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Distinguished Artist of Year, Beaux-Arts Celebration, Union League, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2001

Master of the Medium Award, Gold Medal, Renwick Art Alliance, USA

1999

The Madigan Prize, State of Illinois, Best Sculpture of the Year Award, USA

1998

Ruth Duckworth Ceramic Scholarship Fund, established at Lewis & Clark College, USA

1996

National Society of Arts and Letters, Gold Medal, National Career Award

1993

American Craft Fellow Award, 25 years of Leadership, Gold Medal

1992

Triennale de la Porcelaine, Nyon, Switzerland, 1992 (first American ever invited)

1982

DePaul University, Honorary Doctorate Degree

1981

Fellow of the American Craft Council

1973

Ceramic Art of the World, Gold Medal, Calgary, Canada

Professions

1994-2002

Lectures

1972-93

Various Workshops and Seminars

1968-77

University of Chicago, Dept. of Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1965

Corsham School of Art, UK (Visiting Artist)

1964-66

University of Chicago, Dept. of Arts, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1959-64

Central School of Arts & Crafts, London, UK

Education

2007

Honorary Doctorate Degree, College of Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan, USA

1982

Honorary Doctorate Degree, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1956-58

Central School of Arts and Crafts, London, UK

1955

Hammersmith School of Art (Ceramics)

1936-40

Liverpool School of Art (Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture)