Curriculum Vitae

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BFA TYLER SCHOOL OF ART,
1974, TEMPLE UNIV.MFA TYLER SCHOOL
1976, TEMPLE UNIV.

COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)

  • PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, PA.
  • RENWICK GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART OF THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM
  • JAMES A. MICHENER MUSEUM OF ART, DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
  • PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS
  • ART IN GENERAL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
  • FREDERICK R.WEISMAN COLLECTION, LOS ANGELES, CA.
  • MURIEL NEWMAN COLLECTION, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  • JENGDEZHEN CERAMIC INSTITUTE, JENGDEZHEN, CHINA
  • PHILA. AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL MUSEUM
  • BELL ATLANTIC CORP, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • CANTON MUSEUM OF ART, CANTON OHIO
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT EDWARDSVILLE

GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • EUGENE LANG SWARTHMORE FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
  • UNITED STATES ARTISTS PROJECT GRANT, “AFRICAN AMERICAN FARMS AND GARDENS”, 2012-2013
  • PEW FELLOWSHIP IN THE ARTS, 1992
  • LEEWAY FOUNDATION ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP 2011, 1999
  • PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL ON THE ARTS MASTER FELLOWSHIP IN VISUAL ARTS, 1990
  • NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS , MID ATLANTIC , FELLOWSHIP, 1989
  • PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL ON THE ARTS VISUAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP, 1985
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CLAY NATIONAL EXHIBITION PURCHASE AWARD, 1988
  • STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO NATIONAL EXHIBITION BEST OF SHOW AWARD, 1988

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012

  • “EARTH AND ALCHEMY”, MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN BOSTON, MA.
  • “CREATIVE HAND, DISCERNING HEART”, JAMES A. MICHENER MUSEUM DOYLESTOWN, PENNA.
  • “MAHALIA: QUEEN OF GOSPEL MUSIC”, DALLAS MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART, DALLAS TEXAS

2011

  • “INFORMED BY FIRE”, PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, PHILA. PA
  • “GARDEN AS MUSE”, WALTON ART CENTER, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.
  • SYD CARPENTER, SARAH MCENEANEY, LOIS DODD, MARKUS BAENZIGER, SALLY APFELBAUM

2010

  • SOLO EXHIBIT, ” A PLACE OF OUR OWN”, SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • “FERTILE GROUND”, PHILADELPHIA HORTICULTURAL CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • PHILADELPHIA CERAMIC SCULPTURE, DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MEDIA, PENNA.
  • “CATALYZE THIS”, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE , CRANE BLDG, PHILADELPHIA , PA

2009

  • SOLO EXHIBIT, JOHN JAY COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
  • “MASS AND MEANING”: CLAY SCULPTURE, ARMORY ART CENTER, WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

2008

  • INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, AUGUST WILSON CENTER, PITTSBURGH PA.

2007

  • “FROM TABOO TO ICON”, ICEBOX GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA, PA

2006

  • SOLO EXHIBITION, DELAWARE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

2005

  • “CHEMISTRY OF COLOR”, PENNSYVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS
  • “TOUR DE CLAY AFRIQUE”, BALTIMORE CLAY WORKS, BALTIMORE, MD
  • SOLO EXHIBITION, COPPIN UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE , MARYLAND
  • SOLO EXHIBITION, SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY, PHILA. PA.

2004

  • “DIVERSITY IN UNITY”, BALTIMORE CLAY WORKS, BALTIMORE, MD

2004-2007

  • TRAVELLING EXHIBITION, “SHADES OF CLAY: CULTURAL LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY CLAY”
  • LOUISIANA ART AND SCIENCE MUSEUM, BATON ROUGE; MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, LUBBOCK; BAUM GALLERY OF FINE ART, UNIV. OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS; BERGSTROM-MAHLER MUSEUM, WISCONSIN

2003

  • RUSH ART GALLERY, NEW YORK, N.Y.
  • “IMPREGNABLE DIRECTION” , SELECTIONS FROM HAMPTON UNIV. MUSEUM
  • SYD CARPENTER / STEVEN DONEGAN, TWO PERSON EXHIBIT, SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA

2002

  • STELLA JONES GALLERY, TWO PERSON EXHIBIT
  • SYD CARPENTER/SONYA CLARK, NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • 21ST CENTURY PHILADELPHIA SCULPTORS, SAMUEL T. FREEMAN GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA , PA.
  • U. F.A. GALLERY, WOMEN IN THE ARTS, NEW YORK, N.Y.
  • EVERSON CERAMIC NATIONAL, CROCKER ART MUSEUM, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • PELHAM ART CENTER,” INNOVATIONS IN CLAY”:AMERICAN AND HUNGARIAN CERAMICS, PELHAM, NEW YORK

2001

  • SOLO EXHIBITION, GANSER GALLERY, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY, MILLERSVILLE, PA
  • SOLO EXHIBIT, PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INSTALLATION
  • EVERSON CERAMIC NATIONAL, SAMUEL P. HARN MUSEUM ,GAINESVILLE FLORIDA
  • EVERSON CERAMIC NATIONAL, CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER, CHICAGO ILLINOIS
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY, “RECONSTRUCTING THE SHARDS”, WASHINGTON D.C.

2000

  • SCRIPPS COLLEGE CERAMICS NATIONAL, WILLIAMSON GALLERY, CLAREMONT,CA
  • PHILA. AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
  • “FIGURES: ALONE AND TOGETHER”, CRAFT ALLIANCE, ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • SOLO EXHIBITION, SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY, PHILA., PA.

1999

  • “THUNDER IN THE CATHEDRAL” , RUSH GALLERY, NEW YORK, N.Y
  • “PROCESSING THE SIGNAL” , SHARADIN GALLERY, KUTZTOWN UNIV., PA
  • ART ALLIANCE, LEEWAY FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION, PHILA.,
  • DENISE BIBRO GALLERY, CLAY INVITATIONAL, NEW YORK, N.Y
  • “A MORE PERFECT UNION”, ABINGTON ART CENTER, JENKINTOWN, PA.

1998

  • PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, FLEISHER CHALLENGE AT TWENTY,INVITED
  • “20 X 12: A GENERATION OF CHALLENGE ARTISTS”, FLEISHER ART MEMORIAL, PHILA., PA.
  • “A MORE PERFECT UNION”, ABINGTON ART CENTER, JENKINTOWN, PA.
  • BERMAN MUSEUM OF ART AT URSINUS COLLEGE, “IN HER VOICE: SELF-PORTRAITS BY WOMEN”
  • CONSTRUCTIONS IN MULTIPLE HUES, PAINTED BRIDE ART CENTER, PHILA.

1997

  • SOLO EXHIBITION, SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA
  • “WOMEN MENTORING WOMEN”, WESTBY GALLERY, ROWAN UNIVERSITY GLASSBORO, NEW JERSEY, INVITATIONAL
  • “ARTISTS SELECTIONS, SIX AFRICAN AMERICANS SELECT SIX EMERGING ARTISTS”, NEXUS GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA, PENNA
  • URBAN INTERPRETATIONS IN FIBER, CLAY, PHOTO., AND METAL”, COLORADO COLLEGE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO., INVITATIONAL
  • 27th ANNUAL CERAMICS EXHIBIT, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER, INVITATIONAL
  • “ALTERED STATES:CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CERAMICS”, METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE OF DENVER , DENVER COLORADO,

1996

  • “EXPLORING A MOVEMENT: FEMINIST VISIONS IN CLAY”, WIGNALL MUSEUM, RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA, INVITATIONAL
  • “ART OF THE STATE”, THE STATE MUSEUM OF PENNSYLVANIA, HARRISBURG, PENNA.
  • “ARTISTS SELECT ARTISTS”, TRENTON CITY MUSEUM, TRENTON NEW JERSEY GALLERY AT CRAFT ALLIANCE, GROUP INVITATIONAL, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

1995

  • “CONTAINED, UNCONTAINED: SYD CARPENTER, MARTHA JACKSON JARVIS MAGDALENE ODUNDO, JAMES WATKINS”, DALLAS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, DALLAS TEXAS

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • PROFESSOR OF STUDIO ARTS, SWARTHMORE COLLEGE SWARTHMORE, PENNA. 1991 TO THE PRESENT
  • GUEST ARTIST, CLAY STUDIO OF PHILADELPHIA 2012
  • PANELIST, OHIO STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS 2012
  • PRESENTER, NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION IN THE CERAMIC ARTS 2010
  • HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, GUEST ARTIST 2006
  • PROJECT PARTICIPANT FOR SUSTAINING INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURE AND POTTERY ; ZAARE, NORTHERN GHANA, 2004
  • GUEST ARTIST, COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, FALL 2003
  • PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, GUEST ARTIST, SUMMMER 2003
  • SHAWNEE UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED GUEST LECTURER AND VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCY, 2002
  • PANELIST, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, “RECONSTRUCTING THE SHARDS” SYMPOSIUM, 2001
  • GUEST LECTURER, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY, 2001
  • GUEST LECTURER, URSINUS COLLEGE, 2001
  • GUEST ARTIST, VERMONT STUDIO CENTER PRESS 2000
  • GUEST ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, 2000
  • GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON, 1998
  • GUEST ARTIST, MARYLAND INSTITUTE OF ART, BALTIMORE, 1998
  • GUEST ARTIST, WATERSHE CENTER FOR CERAMIC ART, MAINE,1998
  • GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE, 1997
  • GUEST ARTIST, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, TUCSON, 1997
  • GUEST ARTIST, HAYSTACK SCHOOL OF CRAFTS, DEER ISLE, MAINE, 1997
  • GUEST ARTIST, ANDERSON RANCH ART CENTER, SNOWMASS COLORADO,1996
  • GUEST ARTIST, PETER’S VALLEY ART CENTER, LAYTON, NEW .JERSEY, 1994
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, MANCHESTER GUILD, PITTSBURGH, PA. 1989
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO,1990
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. AT CARBONDALE, 1990
  • GUEST ARTIST, NAT’L CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION IN THE
  • CERAMIC ARTS, KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE, MISSOURI, 1989

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • CERAMIC ART AND PERCEPTION MAGAZINE
  • WILLIAM DALEY “VESICA EXPLORATIONS”, 2010
  • JULIA GALLOWAY “QUIESCENCE” 2009
  • KEN VAVREK “ASSEMBLAGES: IN THE COMPANY OF LIGHT” 2008

CATALOGS

  • “GARDEN AS MUSE”, WALTON ART CENTER
  • LEEWAY FOUNDATION 2012, 1999 AWARDS FOR ARTISTS
  • 2000 CERAMIC ANNUAL, SCRIPPS COLLEGE 56TH CERAMIC EXHIBITION
  • 20TH CERAMIC NATIONAL, EVERSON MUSEUM
  • PEW FELLOWSHIP IN THE ARTS, 1992
  • SEX POTS: EROTICISM IN CERAMICS, PAUL MATHIEU
  • FIGURATIVE ABSTRACTION, CALIFORNIA AFRO-AMERICAN MUSEUM, LOS ANGELES
  • RECHERCHÉ, LEVY GALLERY, MOORE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CLAY NAT’L,1988, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. EDWARDSVILLE
  • BUFFALO NAT’L, 1987, STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK
  • RECHERCHÉ/ DEN FLEXIBLE, 1985, PORT OF HISTORY MUSEUM/
  • CHARLOTTENBORG MUSEUM, PHILA., COPENHAGEN
  • ERIE CLAY NATIONAL, ERIE MUSEUM, ERIE, PENNA
  • FROM THE GROUND UP , MOORE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
  • CLAY HERITAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN CERAMICS, PHILA. AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL MUSEUM
  • STUDIOS AND WORKSHOPS OF BLACK AMERICAN ARTISTS, DENNIS FORBES

REVIEWS /ARTICLES

  • FEATURED ARTIST, NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION IN THE CERAMIC ARTS BULLETIN, TAMPA, 2011
  • CATALOG “GARDEN AS MUSE” FEATURED ARTIST, NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION IN THE CERAMIC ARTS BULLETIN, TAMPA, 2011
  • PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, FRIDAY JULY 8TH 2011 “HER GARDEN, HER ART IN A CREATIVE SYMBIOSIS” VIRGINIA A. SMITH
  • INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ART,
  • ART BLOG, 4/10/10 , “SYD CARPENTER TURNS CLAY BACK TO EARTH AT SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY”
  • ART AND PERCEPTION, ” REMEDY, WUANDA WALLS, 2006 ISSUE #63
  • ART AND PERCEPTION, “PLACES OF OUR OWN”, JANET KOPLOS, 2010
  • ARTBLOG, 4/16/2005, 4/22/2005, 3/2010 ROBERTA FALLON, LIBBY ROSOFF
  • PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER, AUG 2nd thru AUG 9, 2001
  • PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY, MARCH 15TH, 2000
  • THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, JUNE 21, 1998
  • AMERICAN CRAFT, COVER ARTICLE, AUG.1995
  • THE STUDIO POTTER, DECEMBER 1997
  • PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, APRIL 11,1997
  • THE PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE, APRIL 15,1996
  • PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, THURSDAY, DEC. 9,1995
  • CERAMICS MONTHLY COVER ARTICLE, MAR., 1993
  • AMERICAN CERAMICS, SPRING /SUMMER, 2010, 1995,1992