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

COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)

  • RENWICK GALLERY OF THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
  • PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, PA.
  • WILLIAM DALEY COLLECTION OF CERAMIC ART
  • HAROLD AND ANN SORGENTI COLLECTION
  • FREDERICK R.WEISMAN COLLECTION, LOS ANGELES, CA.
  • PHILA. AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL MUSEUM
  • MURIEL NEWMAN COLLECTION, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
  • ART IN GENERAL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
  • PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS
  • BELL ATLANTIC CORP, PHILADELPHIA, PA
  • NABISCO BRANDS USA, EAST HANOVER, NEW JERSEY
  • PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT EDWARDSVILLE

GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • EUGENE LANG SWARTHMORE FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS 2000, 2004, 2008
  • LEEWAY FOUNDATION ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP, 1999
  • PEW FELLOWSHIP IN THE ARTS, 1992
  • 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

2011

  • “INFORMED BY FIRE: HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICAN CERAMICS” , PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • “I SING BECAUSE I’M HAPPY” , STELLA JONES GALLERY, NEW ORLEANS , LOUISIANA, GROUP INVITATIONAL
  • “MARGARET T. BOROUGHS: MENTORING SPIRIT”, TRAVELING EXHIBITION, VENUES TBA
  • “GARDEN AS MUSE” , WALTON ARTS CENTER, FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS SYD CARPENTER, LOIS DODD, SARAH MCENEANEY, SALLY APFELBAUM, MARKUS BAENZIGER

2010

  • “TEMPLES” LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • SOLO EXHIBIT, ” A PLACE OF OUR OWN”, SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • CURATOR, “FERTILE GROUND”, PHILADELPHIA HORTICULTURAL CENTER, PHILADELPHIA, PA., NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUC. IN THE CERAMIC ARTS CONFERENCE
  • PHILADELPHIA CERAMIC SCULPTURE, DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MEDIA, PA.
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE CERAMIC SCULPTURE INVITATIONAL, CRANE BLDG, PHILADELPHIA , PA. “CATALYZE THIS”
  • CHEMISTRY OF COLOR: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS, COLUMBIA MUSEUM OF ART; COLUMBIA, SC.

2009

  • SOLO EXHIBIT, JOHN JAY COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
  • “NEW WORK OF DIVERSE PENNSYLVANIA ARTISTS” MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD, PITTSBURGH PA.
  • “MASS AND MEANING”: CLAY SCULPTURE, ARMORY ART CENTER, WEST PALM BEACH, FL.

2008

  • “MODERN MASTERS” AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA PA.
  • INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, AUGUST WILSON CENTER, PITTSBURGH PA.

2007

  • “FROM TABOO TO ICON: AFRICANIST TURNABOUT” ICE BOX PROJECT SPACE, CRANE ARTS CENTER, , PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • “MARK BLAVAT, SYD CARPENTER, QUENTIN MORRIS, DAVID STEPHENS” ART AROUND GALLERY, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

2006

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

2005

  • SOLO EXHIBITION, COPPIN UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE , MD.
  • SOLO EXHIBITION, SANDE WEBSTER GALLERY, PHILA. PA.
  • “THE CHEMISTRY OF COLOR: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS IN PHILADELPHIA, 1970-1990. THE HAROLD A. AND ANN R. SORGENTI COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART” PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • “TOUR DE CLAY AFRIQUE: AN ODYSSEY THROUGH AFRICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN CLAY ART” BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS, 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
  • ENTRAL ARKANSAS; BERGSTROM-MAHLER MUSEUM, WISCONSIN
  • “DIVERSITY IN UNITY: CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN CERAMICS” BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS, BALTIMORE, MD.

2003

  • “JUNCTION: SPECIFIC – THE ART OF RECHERCHE” TUBMAN AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, MACON, GA.
  • “IMPREGNABLE DIRECTION” 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, PA.

2002

  • “WINDOWS OF THE SOUL, SERIES VIII: SONYA CLARK AND SYD CARPENTER” STELLA JONES GALLERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • STELLA JONES GALLERY, TWO PERSON EXHIBIT SYD CARPENTER NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • 21ST CENTURY PHILADELPHIA SCULPTORS, SAMUEL T. FREEMAN GALLERY
  • 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, NY.

2001

  • SOLO EXHIBITION, GANSER GALLERY, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY, MILLERSVILLE, PA.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • PROFESSOR OF STUDIO ARTS, SWARTHMORE COLLEGE, SWARTHMORE, PENNA. 1991 TO THE PRESENT, ART DEPT. CHAIR
  • PRESENTER FOR THE 2010 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION IN THE CERAMIC ARTS, TAMPA FLORIDA
  • JENGDEZHEN CERAMIC INSTITUTE CONFERENCE, JENGDEZHEN CHINA, 2008
  • 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, WATERSHED 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

REVIEWS / ARTICLES

  • 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, (UPCOMING)
  • 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
  • ARTBLOG, 4/16/2005, 4/22/2005, ROBERTA FALLON, LIBBY ROSOFF
  • SEX POTS: EROTICISM IN CERAMICS, PAUL MATHIEU
  • 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, 1995,1992