Kurt Weiser: September 12 – October 7, 2000
Kurt Weiser studied ceramics under Ken Ferguson at the Kansas City Art Institute and received his master's degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan. He served as director of the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, for more than 10 years before joining the faculty at Arizona State University in 1988. In the 1990s he began experimenting with china paints. Since then his work has evolved from rich evocations of plant life to narratives which incorporate figures from myth and history into his tropical landscapes—all of which are meticulously painted onto porcelain teapots, globes, and other vessels, then fired multiple times.
Among the many awards Weiser has received are a Visual Artist Fellowship from the Montana Arts Council; two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowships; an Artist Fellowship Grant from the Asian Arts Council; the Path of Inspiration Award from Interlochen Arts Academy; and the Aileen Osborn Webb Award. In addition, Arizona State University honored him in 1999 by naming him a Regents Professor and he has also been named a Fellow of the American Craft Council.
This softcover monograph showcases 16 full-color illustrations and also includes the artist's resume. It was published in 2000 in conjunction with an exhibition of Weiser's work at Garth Clark Gallery.
8 x 8 inches
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