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Born in 1952 in the Bronx, New York, Curt began his serious pursuit of an art career while attending Cornell University. It began with exhibitions at Cornell that showcased his drawings, ceramic work and silk screening. Even though drawing has been his first and enduring love, professionally he has been most noted for his 3 dimensional work. His ceramic pieces have been widely collected across the United States since the mid 1970’s. He began his career in bronze in 1980, with pieces that were a direct outgrowth of his history with clay. The work has always been sensual, a direct response to the feel of the materials he has chosen to use. Being a people watcher with a keen eye by nature, and having a potent sense of humor and an easy demeanor, it is easy to see how his personal style has evolved. His work has now been met with wide appeal by individual collectors within the United States, Europe and Japan.

Born: October 18,1952
 Bronx, New York

Education: BS Design Cornell University
 Ithaca, New York

Career:
 Jan. 1974 - May 1974 Clay Instructor Cornell University
 Sept. 1974 - Oct. 1976 Pottery Instructor Tucson Parks
 Oct. 1976 - Jan. 1978 Pottery Instructor Pima College
 Oct. 1976 - June 1977 Multi-media art instructor
 Oct. 1977 Arizona Sonora Desert Museum ceramic consultant
 Sept. 1978 Art Director Southern Arizona Clay
 Sept. 1978 - June 1986 Artist in Education
 National Endowment For The Arts
 Jan.1988 - May 1989 Pottery Instructor Pima College

Professional Organizations:
 Southern Arizona Clay and Glass
 Tucson Museum of Art
 Tucson Museum of Art Craft Guild
 Arizona Designer Craftsmen
 Long Island Craftman’s Guild
 American Craft Council
 Tucson Festival Society
 Santa Cruz Valley Art Association
 Dinnerware Cooperative Gallery
 National Sculpture Society
 International Sculpture Center

Individual Shows:

 2012: Obsidian Gallery
 2012: Boone, North Carolina  Turchin Center For The Arts
 2009: Tucson International Airport
 2009: New York, NY Kouros Gallery
 2008: Downtown Tucson Main Library Plaza Monumental Installation
 2008: Tucson, Arizona The Gallery at Sixth and Sixth
 2006: Tucson, Arizona The Gallery at 6th & 6th
 2005: Tucson, Arizona Galleria Musou
 2004: Tucson, Arizona University of Arizona Museum of Art
 2004: Santa Monica, California Bill Lowe Gallery
 2003: Atlanta, Georgia Bill Lowe Gallery
 2003: Omaha, Nebraska MHB Gallery
 2001: Scottsdale,Arizona Vanier Gallery
 2000: Scottsdale, Arizona Vanier Gallery
 1998: Tucson,Arizona Raw Gallery
 1998: Tucson,Arizona D C Harris
 1996: Tucson, Arizona Canyon Ranch Resort
 1995: Santa Fe, N.M. Edith Lambert Gallery
 1993: Tucson, Arizona Tucson Museum of Art
 1992: Kumamoto, Japan Hondo Gallery
 1992: Fukuoka, Japan Diamar Department Store
 1992: Ooyano, Japan Amakusa Community Center
 1992: Sumoto, Japan Machi Community Center
 1991: Santa Fe, N.M. Edith Lambert Gallery
 1990: Tubac, Arizona Tubac Center for theArts
 1989: Tucson, Arizona Pima Community College
 Albuquerque, N.M. Dartmouth Street Gallery
 1988: Scottsdale, Arizona Wilhelm Gallery
 Tucson, Arizona Oasis Gallery
 Tucson, Arizona Dinnerware Artist’s Gallery
 1987: Tucson, Arizona Tohono Chul Park
 1984: Tucson, Arizona Tucson Museum of Art
 1983: Ft. Worth, Texas Gallery One
 1981: Tucson Arizona Pima Community College
 Phoenix, Arizona Lambert/Miller Gallery
 1980: Atlanta, Georgia The Signature Shop
 1979: Tucson, Arizona Confluence Gallery
 Tucson, Arizona Pima Community College
 1978: Tucson, Arizona First National Bank
 1977: Tucson, Arizona Tucson Museum of Art
 1974: Ithaca, New York Cornell University

Group Shows:
 
 2015: Tucson Museum of Art Biennial
 2014: New York, New York Kouros Gallery
 2006: Tucson, Arizona Obsidian Gallery
 2006: Wellington, Florida Palm Beach Sculpture Biennale
 2006: Tubac, Arizona Karin Newby Gallery
 2005: Chicago, Illinois Skokie Sculpture Park
 2005: Tucson, Arizona Galleria Musou
 2005: Napa Valley, Ca. Sculpture Site
 2004: San Antonio, Texas Sculptor’s Dominion
 2003: Berkeley, California New Leaf Gallery
 2003: Tucson, Arizona Vanier Gallery
 2001: Berkeley, California New Leaf Gallery
 2000: Chicago,Illinois Navy Pier Sculpture Show
 2000: Chicago, Illinois 3D Chicago
 1999: Berkley, California New Leaf Gallery
 1999: Tucson, Arizona D C Harris Gallery
 1998: Tucson, Arizona Raw Gallery
 1998: Tucson, Arizona Jewish Community Center
 1997: Taos, New Mexico Lumina Fine Art
 1997: Sedona, Arizona Select Art Gallery
 1996: Sedona, Arizona Select Art Gallery
 1993: Scottsdale,Arizona “Strokes of Genius ‘93”
Tucson, Arizona Tucson Museum of Art
 1992: Santa Fe, N.M. Edith Lambert Gallery
 Kumamoto Japan “Art of the Nineties”
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art
 1990: Tempe Arts Center “In Another Dimension”
1989: Tucson, Arizona Rosequist Gallery
 Roswell Fine Art National Juried
 Tempe Arts Center Contemporary Realism
 1988: Santa Cruz Valley Arts Association
 Phoenix, Arizona Shemer Art Center
 1987: Tempe Arts Center
“In Celebration of Public Art”
 “Fine Art For Fine Causes”
 “Tucson Sculpture”
1986: Tucson, Arizona “Sculptors of the Southwest”
Tucson, Arizona “Artists of the Southwest”
 “Southwest Sculpture Competition
 1981: Scottsdale,Arizona Bullock’s
 1980: Ft. Worth, Texas Gallery One
 Great Neck, N. Y. The Artisan’s Gallery
 Yuma, Arizona Yuma Fine Arts Center
 Tucson Museum of Art
 1979: Tucson Museum of Art
 Scottsdale Center For The Arts
 Tucson, Arizona Broadloom City Gallery
 Phoenix, Arizona The Heard Museum
 1977: Tucson, Arizona Confluence Gallery
 Tucson, Arizona University of Arizona

Invitational Shows:
 1999: Tucson, Arizona Tohono Chul Gallery
 1998: Sedona, Arizona Select Art Gallery
 1997: Sedona, Arizona Select Art Gallery
 1992: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art
 Santa Fe, N.M. Edith Lambert Gallery
 1991: Yuma, Arizona “Twenty-fifth Annual Invitational”
1988: Tucson, Arizona “Masks and Costumes”
1987: Miami, Florida OK Harris South Gallery
 1986: Tucson, Arizona Obsidian Gallery
 1985: Phoenix Art Museum
 1984: Phoenix Art Museum
 1982: Scarsdale, N.Y. The Craftsmen’s Gallery
 Tucson Museum of Art
 Scottsdale Center for the Arts
 Atlanta, Georgia The Signature Shop
 Scarsdale, N.Y. The Craftsmen’s Gallery
 Springfield Illinois Art Association
 1981: Ft. Worth, Texas Gallery One
 Great Neck, N.Y. The Artisan’s Gallery
 Sedona Fine Art Center

Awards:
 Tucson Museum of Art Purchase Award
 Tucson Museum of Art Exhibition Award
 Long Island Craftsman Honorable Mention
“Artists of the Southwest” Honorable Mention
 Pima College Honorable Mention
“Sculptors of the Southwest” Honorable Mention
 University of Arizona Award of Merit
 Pima College Award of Merit
 Santa Cruz Valley Art Award of Merit
 Hicksville Hall of Fame
 Roswell National Juried Best of Sculpture
“In Another Dimension” Juror’s Award
 Kumamoto Japan Best of Show
 Tucson Museum of Art Juror’s Award

Collections:

 Cornell University
 Tucson Museum of Art
 Mint Museum of Art Charlotte, North Carolina
 Texas Tech Museum of Art
 Allan and Betsey Harris Collection
 Halle Berry Collection
 Anne and Denis Carroll Collection  
 Roberta Snyder Collection
 Ansel Adams Collection
 Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection
 Canyon Ranch Resort Tucson, Arizona
 Sunstone Cancer Treatment Center Tucson, Arizona
 Tucson Jewish Community Center
 Howard Conant - Head of the University of Arizona Art Department
 Bob McMillan - Head of the University of Arizona Art Department
 Andrew Maas - Director of the Tampa Museum of Art
 Gerritt Cone - Curator Tucson Museum of Art
 Merrill Mahaffey painter
 Dupont Collection
 Rhod Lauffer - Preparator Tucson Museum of Art
 Alice Herman - Executive Director Tohono Chul Park

 
 
 
 


© 2011 Curt Brill

© 2011 Curt Brill