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 Cheryl Tall  (1946 - )

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Lived/Active: California/New Jersey      Known for: mixed-media mod figure, ceramics

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BIOGRAPHY for Cheryl Tall
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1946 (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
 
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California/New Jersey

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ARTIST BACKGROUND
I work in clay and mixed media, creating figurative sculpture which has been shown around the world.  I also teach clay sculpture workshops at museums and universities.

My work is an expression of my life.  Some of my influences have been Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, Peter Voulkos and Adrian Arleo. All have been great role models for me.  My father was another big influence. He was a builder and carpenter and as a young girl I loved to watch him construct functional pieces in wood.

I started painting at a young age and sold my first artwork at age 13. I continued working in two dimensional artwork for several years, mixing color in an abstract manner and building up the surfaces of the canvas. When I started working in clay, I finally found the surface I was craving. My current work blends an abstract painterly quality with the textured surface of three dimensional clay.

After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, with a BFA in l974, I opened Cheryl Tall Sculpture Studio and began making commissioned art works in clay.  I received my Master of Fine Arts degree in 1995 from the University of Miami.

In 1996, I was one of 14 international artists chosen to participate in the International Workshop of Ceramic Art in Tokoname, Japan, a city with a history of 900 years in ceramics. Other artist residencies include Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, 1997 and 2001, Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, 1998, and a mixed media sculpture workshop in Samos, Greece in 1999. In July of 2000, I led an artist residency in the medieval town of Venasque, Provence, in the south of France.

My work has been published in The Ceramic Design Book by Lark Publications, in Low Fire Surface Design by Lynn Peters, in Studio Potter Magazine, Ceramic Monthly Magazine, Clay Times, and American Craft Magazine

EDUCATION
M.F.A. University of Miami, Miami, FL 1995, MFA Scholarship Award
B.A. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 1974

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2002
Crossroads: Cheryl Tall and Barbara Sorenson, Brevard Museum of Art, Melbourne, FL
Ring of Fire, Solo Exhibition, Washington State University, Gallery II, Pullman, WA
2001
Cheryl Tall, Sculpture, Orlando Museum of Art Store, Founders Gallery, Orlando, FL
Looking In, Looking Out, Cheryl Tall and Lyda Toy, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
2000
Cheryl Tall: Ceramic Sculpture, Metro-Dade Cultural Resource Center, Miami, FL
Eyes and Windows: Cheryl Tall & Rainey Dimmitt, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL
Sculpture: Cheryl Tall, Rotunda Gallery, City of Orlando, Orlando, Florida
1999
Cheryl Tall: Sculpture, Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smryna Beach, FL
Connections: Cheryl Tall, Eissey Art Gallery, Palm Beach Community College, FL
Journeys: David Rohan and Cheryl Tall, Schmidt Gallery, FAU, Boca Raton, FL
Many Faces, Art League of Manatee County, Bradenton, FLorida
1998
Close Relations, Solo Exhibition, Duncan Gallery of Art, Stetson University, Deland, FL
1997
Talkingheads, Solo Exhibition, Artquest Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Cheryl Tall: Clay Sculpture, Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
1996
Mixed Metaphors, Two Person Show, Westminster College Gallery, New Wilmington, PA
1993
Cheryl Tall and Francie Good, Broward Community College Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1990
Sculpture en Ceramique, Solo Exhibition, Alliance Francaise Gallery, Miami, FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2002
Past Perfect/Present Tense, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
Ceramic Focus, Onda Gallery, Portland Oregon
Floating, in conjunction with NCECA, Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Three Visions: Cheryl Tall, Meg Carell, Lundin Kudo, Northern Trust Bank, Stuart, FL
2001
From the Dream to the Studio: Sculpture of the Surreal, Helen Day Art Ctr, Stowe, VT
8 Ceramic Sculptors, First Union Bank Atrium, Charlotte, NC
2000
Surf's Up, Ormond Museum of Art, Ormond Beach, FL Sculpture
2000
Denver, Y2Klay at DIA, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
Clay Shapers, The Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, NY
Generations II, A Survey of Women Artists, A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY
Clay Show 2000, CORE: New Art Space, Denver, CO, Juror's Award
1999
New Genres/New Millennium, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL, Best of Show
Bordeaux Sculpture Competition, Airport Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, Chosen for Postcard
All Florida Juried Exhibition, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, Best of Show
46th Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, LeMoyne Art Found., Tallahassee, FL, Best of Show
Transformations Through Clay, Elements of Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Viewpoint: Ceramics '99, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
Ceramics '99, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT
1998
On Fire, Six Person Sculpture Show, Clay Arts Center, Port Chester, NY
Contemporary American Ceramics, Arts on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL
12th San Angelo Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX
45th Florida Craftsmen Exhibition, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, FL, Ceramic Award
1997
Moving Mountains, Four Women Artists, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL
1996
International Workshop of Ceramic Art, Cero Gallery, Tokoname, Japan
The Garden Show, American Craft Museum Store, New York, NY
1995
Beyond the Figure, Four Women Artists, Clay Place Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1994
Height by Width by Length, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
1993
The Year of American Craft Christmas Tree, The White House, Washington, DC
1992
Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Roschar Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1991
Art of the Americas, Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL
1990
For the Birds: Artists Examine Aviary Abodes, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
1990 Feminist Imagination in Clay, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Collections
Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
IWCAT Association, Tokoname, Japan
Chapin Memorial Library, Myrtle Beach, SC

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2005 Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, Summer/Fall issue, "Cheryl Tall: Ceramic Sculpture",  Cover and Feature article by Nancy Camillis.
2001 Clay Times Magazine, "NCECA Exhibition", May 2001 (article) (reproduction)
Studio Potter Magazine, "Politics and Clay", June 2001 (article) (reproduction)
2000 Ceramic Monthly, "Tall Travels", June 2000 (feature article) (reproductions)
1999 Palm Beach Post, Gary Schwann, Nov. 7, 1999, (feature article) (reproductions)
Clay Times Magazine, May/June 1999. pg. 24 (reproduction)
Ceramic Monthly Magazine, Jan. 99, pg. 28 (review), pg. 94 (reproduction)
American Craft Magazine, Feb. 99, pg. 105 (reproduction)
The Stuart News, March 2, 1999, pg. 1C and 2C (feature article) (reproduction)
Low Fire Surface Decoration, Lark Books, Westminster, MD, (reproduction)
1998 The Ceramic Design Book, Lark Books, Westminster, MD, (reproduction)
Studio Potter Magazine, June 1998, pgs. 50, 51, 65, (article) (reproductions)
1997 Ceramics Monthly Magazine, November 1997 issue, page 8, (reproduction)

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
2001 First Place Sculpture, Starry Nights, Del Mar Art Center, Del Mar, CA
Levy/Polyocan Kiln God Resident,Watershed Ctr for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Second Place, Art Fest Juried Competition, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL
Third Place Sculpture, Artitude Exhibition, Backus Gallery, Ft. Pierce, FL
2000
Second Place, Art Fest Juried Competition, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL
Juror's Award, Clay Show 2000, CORE: New Art Space, Denver, CO
Artist Residency, Venasque, Provence, France
1999
Best of Show, New Genres/New Millennium, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL
Best of Show, All Florida Juried Competition, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Best of Show, 46th FL Craftsmen Exhibition, LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee FL
1998
Best of Show, Artist Registry Exhibition, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL,
Third Place, Art Fest Juried Competition, Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL,
Resident Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, July, 1998
Award of Merit, 45th FL Craftsmen Exhibit, Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
1997
Second Place Award, Artist Registry Exhibition, Stuart, FL
Resident Artist Grant, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
1996
Resident Artist Grant, IWCAT Competition, Tokoname, Japan.
1994
Exhibition Award, University of Miami, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL

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