Anthony Sonnenberg

1986, Graham TX

Lives and works in Houston, TX

Represented by  Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX

 

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Education:

2012   University of Washington, Seattle WA,  M.F.A. SCULPTURE

2009  University of Texas, Austin TX, B.A. Art Studio with an emphasis in Italian and Art  History   2005-09

2007  University of Texas Study Abroad Program,  Castilion Fiorentino, Italy Summer 2007

Teaching:

2017 Instructor - Glassel School of Art @ MFAH, Houston TX

- Ceramic

2015-present Adjunct Professor - Lone Star College, Kingwood T  

2011-2012  Instructor of Record- University of Washington, Seattle WA

                     - Ceramic and 3D Foundations

Guest Lecturer:

2018  University of Texas, Austin TX

           South West School of Art, San Antonio TX

2017   Maine College of Art, Portland ME

2013  University of Texas @ Austin 

           Pilchuck Glass School 

           Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

2012  Cornish College of the Arts 

Residencies:

 2017  Ox-Bow School of artists and artist's residencies, Saugatuck MI

            Yaddo Artist Residency

 2016   Resident at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

 2015-16 Resident in the Lawndale Artists Studio Program, Houston, TX

 2014    Artist in Resident at Sculpture Space, Utica NY 

             Summer Resident at Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena MT 

 2012    Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA 

 2008   Summer Resident at Ox-Bow School of artists and artist's residencies, Saugatuck MI 

Grants/Fellowships/Awards:

2014     RPF Grant - The New Foundation - Seattle WA

2013     Finalist, Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Art Museum

2011      Peoples Choice Award - The 2011 Juried Exhibition, Punch Gallery, Seattle WA

             Julaine Martin Endowed Scholarship in the Arts 

             Jack and Layne Kleinhart Fellowship in the Arts 

Selected Exhibitions:

Solo

2018 Still Stage, Set Life - Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX

2017 Let Your Flowers Grow - Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX

2016  Apollo and Dionysus - Art Palace Gallery, Houston TX

2015 Fat Equals Flavor - Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX

             With Wild Abandon - Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX

2013 Time After Time After Time – The Old Jail Art Center, Albany TX

2012     Still Lives – Vignettes, Seattle, WA 

              All That Glitters – CMA Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010     Beauty is Not Benign – Co-lab Projects, Austin, TX 

2009    Let the Golden Age Begin – Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, Graham TX

             Conspicuous Consumption - Flood Gallery, Austin TX 

Live Performance

 2013   Captain Dirty Bear and his Dirty Cub Cadets Contemplate the Impossibility of  Permanence in the Physical World - New and Greatest Hits:                     Selected Work by Texas Biennial Artists 2005-2011,  Big Medium, Austin TX 

  2011  Captain Dirty Bear Ask a Question – Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA 

             Captain Dirty Bear Spreads His Razzmatazz Around Town – NEPO 5k No Run, Seattle WA 

Collaborations, two & three person

2014    Pulliam Fine Arts presents: Anthony Sonnenberg and Saya Moriyasu - The Window Project, PDX Contemporary, Portland OR

 2013 Self - with Rodrigo Valenzuela – 4Culture Gallery – Seattle WA 

  2014    Pulliam Fine Arts presents: Anthony Sonnenberg and Saya Moriyasu - The Window Project, PDX Contemporary, Portland OR

 2012    Sticks and Stones – SOIL Gallery, Seattle WA

             Best Not To Be - with Graham Downing – 2012 City Arts Festival – Seattle WA 

Live Performance

 2013  Captain Dirty Bear and his Dirty Cub Cadets Contemplate the Impossibility of  Permanence in the Physical World - New and Greatest Hits:                     Selected Work by Texas Biennial Artists 2005-2011,  Big Medium, Austin TX

 2011 Captain Dirty Bear Ask a Question – Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA 

              Captain Dirty Bear Spreads His Razzmatazz Around Town – NEPO 5k No Run, Seattle WA 

Group

2018 Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay, Craft & Folk Art  Museum, Los Angeles CA

2017 Confabulations of Millenia, Institute of Contemporary Art @ MeCA,  Portland ME

        Morph - Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York NY

2016 Double Digits: Lawndale's Artist Studio Program, 10 Years and Counting, Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX

2014    Natural Beauties: Jewelry from Art Nouveau to Now, Shelburne Museum,  Shelburne, VT  

            VANITAS (eat, drink and be merry), Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Seattle WA 

            Open Archive, Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas, TX  

2013    The Obsessive Unknown Origins of Grotesques Irregularity, LxWxH Gallery, Seattle WA 

             Nouveau Baroque – Gallery Fukai, Vancouver B.C. 

            ONN/OF Light Festival – Seattle WA 

2012   Thesis Exhibition – Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA 2012

2011     NEPO 5k DON’T RUN – NEPO House – Seattle WA 2011

           The 2011 Texas Biennial –- Austin TX 

           -Curator: Virginia Rutledge, Independent Curator and Art Historian