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Viola Frey  1933-2004, US

Rank (2014): 5943 – 

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Female
Ceramic Art



to top Most exhibitions in:

Country
USA 47
Japan 3
Netherlands 2
Canada 1




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Artist Rank
Robert Arneson  2220 17
Peter Voulkos  3729 7
Akio Takamori  6411 6
Richard Shaw  13937 6
Betty Woodman  4073 6




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Institution
  Nancy Hoffman Gallery, USA 7
  Rena Bransten Gallery, USA 7
  The Fabric Workshop and Museum, USA 3
  ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, USA 3



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1933 Born in Lodi, CA (US)

1952 - 1953 Stockton Delta College, Stockton, California

1953 - 1956 BFA, California College of Art and Crafts, Oakland, California

1956 - 1958 MFA, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Scholarship 1978 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship Grant

1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship Grant in Sculpture

Awards 1986 Awards of Honor, The Arts Commission of San Francisco, Sculpture


Public Collections
American Craft Museum, New York, NY
The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, HI
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Manufacture de Sevres, Paris, France
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, MN
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
The Oakland Museum, CA
Orange County Museums of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Philip Morris, New York, NY
Prudential Life Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KT
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Wichita Center for the Arts, KS

2004 Died

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 53  Please report missing Information



to top Solo shows   17


2012
   Viola Frey: Echoes of Images - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY

2010
   Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey - Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
   Viola Frey - A Legacy in Paint and Clay - Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA
   Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey - Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, NY
   Viola Frey - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY

2009
   Bigger, Better, More: The Art of Viola Frey - Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
   Bigger, Better More: The Art of Viola Frey - Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

2008
   Viola Frey - Focus on the Figure - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007
   Viola Frey - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY

2005
   Viola Frey - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY

2003
Description and image  Viola Frey - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002
   Larger than Life - Viola Frey - Nevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NV

2001
   Larger than Life - Ceramic Figures by Viola Frey - Boise Art Museum BAM, Boise, ID

2000
   Viola Frey - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992
   Viola Frey: Artist's Mind/Studio/World Wallpaper and Pink Lady - The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1984
   It’s All Part of the Clay: Viola Frey - Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA

1982
   currents 18: VIOLA FREY - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

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2013
   Color: The splendor of - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY

2012
   The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
   Local Treasures: Bay Area Ceramics - Berkeley Art Center (BAC), Berkeley, CA
   Pop Goes The Humor - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
   The Figure - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY

2011
   Exposed : Sculpture And Promised Gifts From Amoca’s Permanent Collection - AMOCA - American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
   Big A@# Sculpture - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
   Cross Currents in 20th Century Art: Prints and Ceramics from the Anne C. and Harry Wollman Collection - Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
   The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection - Nevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NV

2009
   Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay - Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
   Titans ll: Viola Frey & Robert Arneson - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
   TITANS: Robert Arneson & Viola Frey - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
   Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2008
   Out of Shape: Bodies in Contemporary Art - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
   The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Dain Rauscher Collection - Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

2007
   A Legacy of Art: The Ted and Ruth Nash Collection - Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
   Human Form in Clay - the Minds Eye - Shizuoka City Museum of Art, Shizuoka

2006
   Human Form in Clay - The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Sasayama, Hyōgo
   Circles - Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY
   Human Form in Clay - the Minds Eye - Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Arts, Koka City Shiga Prefecture
   A Ceramic Legacy - Selections from the Stéphane Janssen and R. Michael Johns Col - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

2005
   The Human Touch: Dain Rauscher Collection - Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
   The Anniversary Show - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004
   The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous Fountain - Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

2003
Description and image  Scenery - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   On the Wall - Wallpaper and Tableau - The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2001
   Paperworks and From the Figure to the Body - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
   Comic Relief - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
   The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1999
   The Art of Craft - The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
   Pioneers and Terriers - Colenbrander, Ohr and USA Clay Today - Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch

1998
   Uit het EKWC - Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, 's-Hertogenbosch
   Women in the Weisman Collection: The Spirit of Seneca Falls - Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

1997
   Color Detour - Apexart, New York City, NY

1989
   Rain of Talent: Umbrella Art - The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1967
   Ceramics by Viola Frey and Peter Layton - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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 Dealer Directory  3

USA

 Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York City, NY
 Donna Schneier Fine Arts, Palm Beach, FL

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Canada

 Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON

USA

 The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
 Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, East Logan, UT
 MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
 di Rosa, Napa, CA
 Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
 Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
 The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
 Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
 Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
 Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
 Runnymede Sculpture Farm, Woodside, CA

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