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James Shrosbree

James Shrosbree
  • Professor of Art

Jim Shrosbree’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (Midwest), a National Endowment for the Arts artist in residence grant, Iowa Arts Council Creative Artist grant, as well as two Residency Fellowships at the Yaddo Foundation, a Residency Fellowship at MacDowell Colony and Watershed Center for Ceramic Art. He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous universities and art schools around the country.

Museum collections with his work include: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Des Moines Art Center, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Art, Mint Museum of Art.

Education

  • MFA, Ceramics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • BFA, Painting and Drawing, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI
  • 2011 Drake University, Immaterial/ Material, Des Moines, IA (Two person)
  • 2011 Mankato State University, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/Rolling, Mankato, MN
  • 2008 Paul Kotula Projects, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/ Suspension, Ferndale, MI
  • 2007 Iowa Contemporary, Zero+Suspension, Fairfield, IA
  • 2005 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/Distance, Sedalia, MO
  • 2004 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Jim Shrosbree, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta.CA
  • 2004 Des Moines Art Center, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/Distance, Des Moines, IA
  • 2003 I Space, (n) scale, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 Revolution, e9 gelling, Ferndale, MI
  • 2000 Revolution, Ultra / Modern, New York, NY
  • 1997 Revolution, Modern /Nature, Ferndale, MI
  • 1996 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, New Wagner Gallery, IL
  • 1995 Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
  • 1995 Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1994 Revolution, Kiss / Nature, Ferndale, MI
  • 1991 William Traver Gallery, Kiss / Nature, Seattle, WA
  • 1989 Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015  Boston Center for the Arts, 24th Drawing Show: Feelers, Boston, MA
    En Em Art Space, Off the Grid, Sacramento, CA
    Eli and Edyth Broad Museum, Conversations Around the Table: An Amerian Experience, East Lansing, MI
  • 2014 St. Ambrose University, FIZZ, Laurel Farrin/Jim Shrosbree, Davenport, IA
  • 2012 Paul Kotula Projects, Giving Time to Time, Ferndale, MI
  • 2012 U Mass, Dartmouth, Watershed Legends, Dartmouth , MA
  • 2012 Maharishi University, Gyan and Jim Shrosbree, Fairfield, IA
  • 2012 Sioux City Art Center, Legends Exhibition II
  • 2011 Meulensteen Gallery, Mind over Matter, NY, NY
  • 2010 Paul Kotula Projects, Edge: Heather McGill, Richard Rezac, Jim Shrosbree, Ferndale, MI
  • 2008 Paul Kotula Projects, Aqua Art (Miami), Miami, FL
  • 2007 Scripps National Ceramics Invitational, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
  • 2007 Paul Kotula Projects ‘Hump’, Ferndale, MI
  • 2006 Ash Street Project Space, Sensibility, Portland, OR
  • 2005 Revolution, Bevy, Ferndale, MI
  • 2004 Revolution, “10” a ten year anniversary exhibition, Ferndale, MI
  • 2002 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Five Fresh Voices, New York, NY
  • 2002 Revolution, Pas De Deux, Ferndale, MI
  • 2002 Byron Cohen Gallery, Fired Up, Kansas City, MO
  • 2002 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sculptural Clay Invitational, Sedalia, MO
  • 2001 Plattsburgh State University of NY, Ceramics: Cultural Connections, NY
  • 2001 Revolution, Ha Ha!!, Ferndale, MI
  • 2001 Jan Weiner Gallery, Clay, Kansas City, MO
  • 2000 Mint Museum of Art, Alan Chasanoff Collection Exhibition, Charlotte, NC
  • 2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Color and Fire, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2000 Ron Judish Fine Arts, Denver, CO
  • 1998 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1997 California College of Arts, , Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oakland, CA
  • 1997 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artists’ Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)
  • 1997 Revolution, Current/Occurrence, Ferndale, MI
  • 1995 Revolution, Nature, Ferndale, MI
  • 1994 Arkansas Art Center, Working in Other Dimensions: Drawings and Objects II, Little Rock, AK
  • 1994 Des Moines Art Ctr., Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1994 Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI
  • 1994 Aukland Museum of Art, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, NZ
  • 1993 William Traver Gallery, Clay 1993: A National Survey, Seattle, WA
  • 1993 Newark Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Newark, NJ
  • 1993 Everson Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Syracuse, NY
  • 1993 Des Moines Art Center, 1993 Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1993 Revolution, Detroit, MI
  • 1993 San Diego Museum of Art, NCECA Clay National (Traveling 93/94)
  • 1993 Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
  • 1992 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1992 Aukland Museum, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, New Zealand
  • 1992 U. of N. Iowa Museum, Field Effects: 11 Artists from Fairfield, Cedar Falls 1991
  • 1992 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)
  • 1990 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1989 Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986 Pro Art, St. Louis, MO
  • 1986 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1985 Martin Schweig Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • 1985 Pro Art, Figuratively Speaking, St. Louis, MO
  • 1984 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1984 Boston Museum School, Boston, MA, NCECA National Exhibition
  • 1984 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Clay 1984,: A National Survey, Seattle, WA
  • 1984 Nexus Gallery, NCECA Member’s Exhibition , Atlanta, GA
  • 1994 Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI
  • 1994 Aukland Museum of Art, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, NZ
  • 1993 William Traver Gallery, Clay 1993: A National Survey, Seattle, WA
  • 1993 Everson Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Syracuse, NY
  • 1993 Des Moines Art Center, 1993 Iowa Artist’s ’Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1993 Newark Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Newark, NJ
  • 1993 Revolution, Detroit, MI
  • 1993 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  • 1992 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s’ Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1992 Aukland Museum, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, New Zealand
  • U. of N. Iowa Museum, Field Effects: 11 Artists from Fairfield, Cedar Falls
  • 1991 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)
  • 1990   Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986–1989 Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986–1989 Pro Art, St. Louis, MO
  • 1986–1989 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1985 Martin Schweig Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • 1985 Pro Art, Figuratively Speaking, St. Louis, MO
  • 1984 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1984 Boston Museum School, Boston, MA, NCECA National Exhibition
  • 1984 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Clay 1984,: A National Survey, Seattle, WA

Publications

  • 2011 Immaterial/Material, Drake University, essay by Lenore Metrick-Chen
  • 2009 David Lynch Foundation TV, Jim Shrosbree: Sculptor
  • 2007 Iowa Public Television, Master’s Series, Jim Shrosbree, 2007
  • 2007 Scripps College Ceramic Annual (catalog) Parafunctionality, essay, T.Hepburn
  • 2007 Jim Shrosbree, Zero / Distance, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO (catalog), essay by Lenore Metrick-Chen
  • 2004 JIM SHROSBREE, Zero/Distance, Des Moines Art Center, essay, Jeff Fleming
  • 2000 Color & Fire, Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramic, 1950–2000, Jo Lauria, Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Risoli Internatl. Publications, Inc)
  • 2000 Glimpse of the Invisible, James Shrosbree, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, (catalog statement/photo)
  • 1996 “Ceramics, Art and Perception,” A Means to Realise Matter, The Work of James Shrosbree, Issue #25
  • 1995 College Art Association, Abstracts, The Unseen Nature of Art, Jim Shrosbree, 83rd Annual Conference

Reviews

  • 2008 “Detroit Metro Times”, Spirit Away, An artistic exploration of the fourth dimension, by Lynn Crawford, Feb 6
  • 2003 “Chicago Tribune,” Jim Shrosbree’s spellbinding sculptural work, Alan G, Artner, Nov 21 2003
  • 2003 “Chicago Reader,” Interpretive Dances, Fred Camper
  • 2002 “Detroit Free Press,” A new look at an old world, Keri Guten Cohen, Sun, May 5
  • 2002 “Kansas City Star,” The Power of Clay, by Kate Hackman, Sun, Dec 17
  • 1998 “World Sculpture News,” James Shrosbree at Revolution, T. Wojtas, summer
  • 1998 “New Art Examiner,” James Shrosbree, by Dora Apel, April
  • 1995 “Consciousness and Community”, essay by Lesley Wright & Mark Petrick
  • 1995 “Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object,” Catalog Essay, Elaine Levin
  • 1996 “Ceramics Monthly,” James Shrosbree, Tony Merino, January
  • 1995 “American Ceramics,” Exhibitions—James Shrosbree, Dennis Nawrocki, 12/1
  • 1994 “Arkansas Art Center,” Working in Other Dimensions : Drawings and Objects II, catalog, Alan DuBois
  • 1994 “Detroit Free Press,” Ceramic Sculptor Goes for the Heart, Marsha Myro, Sept. 23
  • 1993 “American Craft,” Pacific Connections: NCECA in San Diego, Tony Hepbrn, June/July
  • 1993 “Art Papers,” 1993 NCECA Exhibition, Tony Merino, July/Aug
  • 1992 “Iowa Artist’s1992.” catalog, Des Moines Art Center, Quiet Moments in the Competitive World of 1992, Holiday T. Day
  • 1989 American Ceramics” Exhibitions—Jim Shrosbree, V. Gartley, v.7/2

Conference Activities

  • 2015 National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA, Jim Melchert: INCUBATOR OF THOUGHT, ISB GALLERY, RISD, Providence, RI, discussant and co-organizer
  • 2000 Des Moines Art Center, Art in the 21st Century, panel presentation, Des Moines, IA
  • 2000 National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), A Glimpse of the Invisible, panel discussion, Denver, CO
  • 1994 College Art Association, The Unseen Nature of Art, Presentation on panel: Denying the Narrative: Finding New Meaning in Art, San Antonio, TX
  • 1987 Maharishi International University, Educating Artists in Iowa, speakers from; Univ. of Iowa, Iowa State Univ., University of Northern Iowa, Maharishi International University (panelist)
  • 1984 NCECA, Boston Univ., Self-Sufficiency in the Learning Process, 20 American Clay Artists: 1984, audio-visual presentation by G. Kleinsmith, Pompidou Center (Paris), Municipal Ceramics (Athens), Heraklton Cultural Center (Crete), Topkapi Palace Istanbul)

Selected Visiting Artist Lectures

  • 2016   Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • 2015   Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
  • 2014 St. Ambrose University, Davenport , IA
  • 2012 Drake University, Des Moines , IA
  • 2011 Drake University, Des Moines , IA
  • 2009 Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
  • 2009 Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • 2006 Kansas University, Lawrence, KS
  • 2006 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 2004 Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2002 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • 2002 University of California, Davis, Davis , CA
  • 2001 Penn State University, State College, PA
  • 1999 New York University, New York, NY
  • 1999 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 1997 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 1996 University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 1996 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • 1995 University of Nebraska,, Lincoln, NE
  • 1995 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 1994 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1994 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • 1994 Winona State Uniiversity, Winona, WI
  • 1993 Des Moines Print Club, Des Moines Art Center, IA
  • 1993 Des Moines Art Center, Artist’s Talks, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Grants

  • 2014 University of iowa, Museum of Art, awarded sculpture commission to be installed in Library Commons, University of Iowa
  • 2012 Yaddo Art Colony, residency scholarship, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2000 Iowa Arts Council, Artists’ Developmental Grant
  • 2000 Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, residency fellowship
  • 1993 NEA / Arts Midwest Fellowship
  • 1988 Iowa Arts Council, Creative Artist’s Grant
  • 1975 NEA / Idaho Commission on the Arts

Selected Public Collections

  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
  • Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
  • University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI
  • Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
  • Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
  • Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
  • Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID

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