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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:
2016: Portland, Oregon Verum Ultimum gallery
2016: Etherton Temple Gallery
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

 

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