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David Gilhooly, David James Gilhooly

Biography to Display: 

1943Born Auburn, California

2013Died Newport, Oregon

EDUCATION

1965BA University of California, Davis, Davis, California

1966MA University of California, Davis

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1967-1969San Jose State College, San Jose, California

1969-1971University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Canada

1971-1977York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1975-1976University of California, Davis

1978-1979California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, California

1995-2013Studio Potter, Newport, Oregon

 

David Gilhooly is known primarily for his ceramic sculpture of animals, food, planets and the FrogWorld. Gilhooly used his FrogWorld series to examine the world, past and present. It also allowed him to comment on social and political issues of the day. The frog theme reoccurred in his work for most of his career.

Gilhooly's use of low fired white earthenware allowed him to work with the very vibrant colors he needed for his food pieces. In the 1960s he studied at ceramics at UC Davis with Robert Arneson. It was there that, together with Arneson, Peter Vandenberge, Chris Unterseher and Margaret Dodd, Gilhooly formed part of what would become the San Francisco Bay Area Funk Ceramic Movement.

In 1982, Gilhooly started exploring the media of plexiglass, but still produced a number of ceramic pieces. In 1996 he left ceramics to work on plexiglass boxes reminiscent of the work of assemblage artist Joseph Cornell.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, Arizona

Australia National Council, Canberra, Australia

Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, California

De Saisset Museum, University of Santa Clara, California

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

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

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

University of California, Santa Barbara, California

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Baker, Kenneth. David Gilhooly. Davis, California: John Natsoulas Press, 1992.

Bloom, Gordon. A Bay Area Connection: Works from the Anderson Collection. Santa Clara, California: Triton Museum of Art. 1995.

Clark, Garth and Suzanne Foley Clark. A Fire for Ceramics: Contemporary Art from the Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason Collection. Richmond, VA: Hand Workshop Art Center, 1998.

DePaoli, Geri, ed. Elvis and Marilyn: 2X Immortal. New York, NY: Rizzoli International Publications Inc., 1994.

Landauer, Susan and Karen Kienzle. The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration. San Jose, California: San Jose Museum of Art, 2000.

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

Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics from Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms. New York, NY: Henry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1988.

Peterson, Susan. Working with Clay. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Zhou, Guangzhe, Po, "David Gilhooly and His Frog World.” Artist Magazine, 1997.

__________________. American Ceramic Artists Today.  Beijing, People's Republic of China.1998.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: http://www.davidgilhooly.com/

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

 

Typical Marks
1964
1972
1990s
Frogifix
Date: 1964
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction
Photo: TMP
Boris Frogloff
Date: 1972
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Everson Museum of Art Collection, Gift of  Les levine, 1984
Photo: John Polak
Everson Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Les levine, 1984
Photo: John Polak
Brother Frog with 43 Baby Frogs
Date: ca 1970 to 1975
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Cubist Pigeon
Date: 1976
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic
Method: Hand Built
Bowl of Chocolate Mousse
Date: 1979
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Photo: Alison Portello
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Exotic Wedding Cake
Date: 1979
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Novogreek Urn The Lion's Revenge on Hercufrog
Date: 1981
Form: Vessel
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Photo: Alison Portello
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Dimensional Last Supper 3
Date: 1982
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Photo: Alison Portello
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Croissant
Date: 1990s
Form: Sculpture
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Cookie
Date: 2008
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Sundae Sculpture
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 6, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/gilhooly