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Anne C Currier

Biography to Display: 

1950Born Louisville, Kentucky

EDUCATION

1972BFA School of the Art Institute Chicago, Illinois

1974MFA University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1986—Professor, School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

 

Anne Currier is known for creating ceramic sculptures are an exploration of the interplay between inside and outside and which is which. They are hard-edged, slab built and have the appearance of being larger in scale than they actually are. Typically, Currier’s sculptures are monochromatic often referencing the colors of winter in western New York.

Her pieces challenge our understanding of mass, volume, positive and negative space and how they interact. 

Anne Currier was the recipient of a Virginia A. Groot Foundation Recognition Grant in 1991.

An excerpt of an interview with Anne Currier conducted May 22, 24 and June 16, 2006, by Mary Drach McInnes for the Archives of American Art’s Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is available here:
http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-anne-currier-13581.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

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

MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, Michigan

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyung-ju, South Korea

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Adlin, Jane. Contemporary Ceramics: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998.

Clark, Garth. American Ceramics: 1876 to the Present. New York, New York:Abbeville Publications, Inc., 1987.

Dormer, Peter. The New Ceramics: Trends and Traditions, revised edition. London, England: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

Harrington, LaMar. Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest: A History. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 1979.

Hunt, Bill, ed. 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada. American Ceramics Society. 2003.

Lauria, Jo. Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000. Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2000.

Levine, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics: From Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms. New York, New York: Abrams, Inc., 1988.

Nelson, Glenn C. Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook 4th ed. New York, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1978.

Piepenburg, Robert. The Spirit of Clay: A Classic Guide to Ceramics. Pebble Press, 1996.

Peterson, Susan. The Craft and Art of Clay. New York, New York: Prentice Hall, 2nd edition; 1996; 3rd edition,1998; 4th edition, 2003.

_____________. Contemporary Ceramics. New York, New York: Watson-Guptil, 2001.

Rhodes, Daniel, revised by Robin Hopper. Clay and Glazes for the Potter. Madison, Wisconsin: Krause
Publications, Inc., 2000.

Zakin, Richard. Ceramics–Mastering the Craft. Madison, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, Inc., 2001.

Margetts, Martina, ed. International Crafts. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 1991.

Wechler, Susan. Low Fire Ceramics. New York, New York: Watson-Guptil, 1981.

Weekly, Nancy, Nancy McInnes and Helen W. Drutt English. Anne Currier: Sculptures. Stuttgart, Germany: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, 2006.

 

 

Typical Marks
ca 1970
1996
2017
Cup and Container
Date: ca 1970
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Small Sculpture
Date: ca 1978
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Distraction
Date: 1996
Form: Sculpture
Materials: White Earthenware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of George Hrycun and Helen W. Drutt English, 1998, 1998.300
Photo: TMP
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of George Hrycun and Helen W. Drutt English, 1998, 1998.300
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vessel Pair
Date: 2017
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 10, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/currier