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Beth Lo

Biography to Display: 

1949 Born Lafayette, Indiana

EDUCATION

1971 BGS General Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1974 MFA Ceramics, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

RESIDENCIES

1997 Visiting Artist, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York

1997 Visiting Artist, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

1997 Visiting Artist New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2009 Resident Artist, Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

2012 Women in the Ceramic Arts Lecturer and Visiting Artist, Arizona State University Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1985—Professor of Art, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

1974—Studio Potter

 

Beth Lo is known for functional ceramics and figurative sculpture. The artist mainly works in high fire porcelain. Many of her pieces are brightly colored with underglaze and non-fired surface techniques.  After the birth of her son in 1987, her imagery became more literally representative and focused on the ideas of childhood, family, and Asian American culture.  

In addition to ceramic objects, Lo occasionally produces two dimensional works. Beth Lo and her sister, Ginne, have collaborated on two children’s books – with Lo as the illustrator.

The artist was profiled in 2014 by Paige Williams/ Porch Productions for ‘The Montana Experience: Stories from Big Sky Country’. Lo’s segment can be found here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt_YL9IonFU.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

Hallmark Card Corporation Ceramics Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington

Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana

Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, Washington

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

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Biskeborn, Susan. Artists at Work: Twenty-five Northwest Glassmakers, Ceramists and Jewelers. Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Publishing, 2001.

Lo, Ginnie and Beth Lo. Mahjong All Day Long. New York, NY: Walker Books, 2005.

__, Ginnie and Beth Lo. Auntie Yang’s Great Soybean Picnic. New York, NY: Lee and Low Books, 2012.

Newby, Rick. "Beth Lo: Taking Stock of Familial Relationships - Exploring her Chinese Roots with Delicacy and Humor, the Montana Ceramist Plays with Notions of "cute", One of Contemporary Art's Last Taboos". American Craft 59, no.3 (1999).

Reintjes, Brandon. “Breath, Beth Lo in Korea.” Ceramic Art and Perception, no. 97 (2014).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.bethlo.com

 

Typical Marks
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2014
2014
Pitcher
Date: 2004
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Date: 2007
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Underglaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Sculpture
Date: 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Work, Play Platter #1
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Drape Mold, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Underglaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Salt and Pepper Shakers
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Underglaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 26, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/lo