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Lidya Buzio

Biography to Display: 

1948Born, Montevideo, Uruguay

2014Died, Long Island, New York

EDUCATION

1967-1968Studied with the Spanish painter and ceramist, José Collell

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1972Set up her first studio space in New York, New York

 

Lidya Buzio is known for her sculptural forms that retain earthenware slabs as part of the finished object. Her surfaces reference cityscapes and abstractions using a bright color palette. Buzio’s early exposure to Joaquin Torres-Garcia’s Constructivist Universalist painting had been an ongoing influence on her ceramics as was her time with Jose Collell studying painting and then ceramics.  

Her process began with earthenware slabs that she manipulated into abstract vessel forms or multi-piece, small scale sculptures. The surfaces of the pieces were burnished until they became smooth and, then, they were painted using colored slips, reburnished and fired. Finally they were waxed. This resulted in the fresco-like surfaces Buzio sought in her work.

In 1997 Buzio moved to the north fork of Long Island where the sea became a prominent motif; the New York skyline provided a background to images of boats, the sea and to abstractions that relied on color and surface. Frustrated by life in the ceramic world she began to build constructivist wooden sculptures in the 1990s, however, she soon returned to ceramics.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, North Carolina

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum of Fine Arts, Tai Pei, Taiwan

National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Republic of China

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Beardsley, John, Jane Livingston and Octavio Paz. Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors. Houston, TX: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1987.

Buzio, Lidya. “Line and Rhythms.” Studio Potter 2, no. 11, 1985.

___________. “Ceramic Cityscapes.” Studio Potter 2, no.2, 1983.

Clark, Garth and Tony Cunha. The Artful Teapot. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill, 2001.

___________. American Ceramics 1876 to the Present. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1988.

Del Vecchio, Mark. Postmodern Ceramics. New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 2001.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Art Sites,” review. New York Times, September 17, 2006.

Lynn, Martha Drexler. Clay Today: Contemporary Ceramists and Their Work. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1990.

Lebow, Edward. “Lidya Buzio, Duple Rhythms.” Ceramic Arts 1, no.1, 1983.

McCready, Karen. Twenty Artists: Contemporary American Ceramics. Newport Beach, CA: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1985.

Morgan, Robert C.  “Latin America Rediscovered: Lidya Buzio.” American Ceramics 15, no.1, 2006.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Cecilia de Torres Gallery

 

Typical Marks
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Mug
Date: 1980
Form: Mug
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 55, April 16, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 55, April 16, 2016
Vase
Date: 2003
Form: Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
Photo courtesy of C Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Photo courtesy of C Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Cityscape Sculpture, XXX, 2006
Date: 2006
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
Photo courtesy of  Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Photo: TMP
Photo courtesy of Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Photo: TMP
Vessel
Date: 2009
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
Photo courtesy of  Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Photo: TMP
Photo courtesy of Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Photo: TMP
Vase
Date: 2011
Form: Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
Photo courtesy of  Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Photo courtesy of Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Vase
Date: 2012
Form: Vase
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Burnished, Slip
Photo courtesy of  Cecilia de Torres Gallery
Photo courtesy of Cecilia de Torres Gallery

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 26, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/buzio