MARK CHATTERLEY

MARK   CHATTERLEY

 

Biography:

Mark Chatterley creates larger-than-life ceramic figures with lava-like glazes. Seeming to have emerged from the earth's crust, the creations of a fire god millions of years ago, his sculpture possesses a primordial presence that transcends time and geography. One might expect to find a silent grouping of his work on a South Pacific island, in an African savanna, or perhaps atop an Irish knoll. The figures are not "pretty," and they sometimes have an edge of intensity, not unlike Magdalena Abakanowicz' works. Yet, their power is expressed through an astonishing, primitive grace. After building a kiln to accommodate his seven-foot tall, one-piece, free-standing figures, he set himself free to explore "the archetypal images that go beyond culture and time that Jung wrote about."

Chatterley has emerged as one of the strongest ceramic sculptors of our time. He has contributed to the force taking ceramics from the level of craft to that of high art. In recent years, he has cast several of his large works in bronze.

Résumé:

Exhibitions
2013 “BODYworks,” a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2013 Art Southampton, Mayer Fine Art, Southampton, NY
2013 “Dog Days of Summer,” Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 “2013 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition,” Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland, MI
2013 “For the House and Garden Show” (featured artist), Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
2013 “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art,” Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA
2013 “25th Anniversary Show,” Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2013 Art Palm Beach, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2012 “Fins, Fur, and Feathers II,” Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL
2012 SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 “Michigan Ceramics 2012 Biennial Exhibition & Competition,” Michigan Ceramic Art Association, Birmingham, MI
2012 “Heads Up!: New Work in Clay,” River Gallery, Chelsea, MI
2012 “A Gallery Retrospective - 21 Years of Fine Craft: A Celebration of Current Gallery Artists,” Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
2012 “The Big 5: Celebrating 5 Years with 5 Outstanding Artists,” Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA
2012 “HEADS UP! The Human Head Interpreted by 7 Sculptors,” a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2012 “Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition,” Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw, MI
2012 “Inside & Out,” River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2012 “Mark Chatterley and Carolyn Morris Bach,” Joe Rowand Art Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2012 “Mark Chatterley: New Work,” Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2012 “2012 Biennial Sculpture Invitational,” Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2012 “Push Play,” Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
2012 “The WALL Show-Wall Hung Works by Eight Sculptors,”a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2012 “Brave Measures II,” Up Art and Design Gallery, Naples, FL
2012 Art Palm Beach, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2011 Paul Scott Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2011 SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2011 “The Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island,” Community Foundation of the Low Country, Hilton Head Island, SC
2011 “Rare Visions,” Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL
2011 “Clay National Exhibit 2011,” Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2011 Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
2011 “Spring Happening 2011,” Next Step Studios & Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2011 “Clay Dreams,” Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2011 “Animal Dreams - Animals as Visual Metaphors,” a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2011 "Go Figure!" Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2011 “In Search of Good Coprolite,” Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2011 “Mark Chatterley: New Works," a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
2010 d.o.c.s. Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2010 ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 “2010 Biennial Sculpture Invitational: New Works," Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2010 “West of Center,” Northville Art House, Northville, MI
2010 Open Competition, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
2010 “Mark Chatterley: Recent Ceramic Sculpture," Somerhill Gallery, Durham, NC
2010 “Eclectic Creativity,” Taylor University, Metcalf Gallery, Upland, IN
2010 “Motor City Review,” Henry Ford Community College, Sisson Gallery, Detroit, MI
2010 Natchez Project Exhibit, Conner Burns Gallery Natchez, AL
2009 “Primitive Grace/ New Works,” Paul Scott Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2009 “Focus on the Figure," Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2009 SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, MI
2009 DeVos Place Convention Center, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 “Connections," The Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 “Beginnings," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 “2009 Garden Party & Art Sale,” Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
2009 Kresge Art Museum, Michigan Masters Invitational, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2009 “Personal Visions,” Longstreth Goldberg Art, Naples, FL
2008 SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Central Michigan University Art Gallery, “visual narratives: reading between the lines”, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2008 “Michigan Ceramics 2008,” Michigan Ceramic Art Association, Kalamazoo, MI and Detroit, MI
2008 “Figures, Creatures and Crows," River Gallery, Chelsea, MI
2008 Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA
2008 “New Sculpture," Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2008 “3D/4D Shapes in Time,” (Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
2008 “20th Anniversary Celebration," Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2008 “Feats of Clay XXI,” Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Lincoln, CA
2008 “New Ceramic Sculpture,” Goldesberry Gallery, Houston,TX
2008 “Clay Artists and Friends,” Jordan River Art Center, East Jordan, MI
2008 “…who looks inside awakens,” Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH
2008 “Fantasmaglorius Gardens,” Longstreth Goldberg Art, Naples, FL
2008 “My World," d.o.c.s. Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2007 SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
2007 “Recent Ceramic Sculpture," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2007 “Sculpture on Ford, Road," Midwest Sculpture Initiative, Canton, MI
2007 “Kiln Dreams," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 “Spring Mix of Ceramics,” Smith Gallery, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills, MI
2007 “Man & Meaning,” River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2007 Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, VA
2007 “The Stuff Out of the Kiln,” Mackerel Sky Gallery, East Lansing, MI
2007 “Clothing as Metaphor,” Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
2007 “Heart Rate Part 2: The Lansing Area,” Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
2007 “Chatterley Metamorphosis,” Longstreth Goldberg Art, Naples, FL
2006 SOFA, Gallery 500 and Longstreth Goldberg Art, Chicago, IL
2006 “46th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition,” Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
2006 “Masters of Ceramics” (Invitational), Michigan Ceramic Art Association, Mt. Clemens, MI
2006 “Lady Liberty: Unmasked, Uncensored, Unleashed, Undaunted," ACLU of Michigan, Detroit, MI
2006 Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA
2006 Skokie Northshore, Sculpture Park, Skokie, IL
2006 Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 “New Large Ceramic Works,” Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 d.o.c.s. Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2006 “Heroic Visions,” Longstreth Goldberg, Naples, FL
2005 “James Adley and Friends," Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
2005 SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2005 “Myths," Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 “Ceramic Sculpture," Mindscape Adornments, Evanston, IL
2005 “Revisiting the Vessel (sort of)." Mackerel Sky Gallery, East Lansing, MI
2005 54th "Premio Faenza," International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
2005 “All Fired Up," Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2005 “Playing in the Mud," Overbrook Art Gallery, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI
2005 “Ceramic Show,” Gallery North on the Square, Bloomington, IN
2005 “Mélange," Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2005 PLG Art, Naples, FL
2005 “Small Works Invitational," Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA
2005 d.o.c.s Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2004 SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2004 “New World,” Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2004 “Sculpture Installation,” Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
2004 Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
2004 “Annual Faculty Exhibition,” University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
2004 “Perchance to Dream,” Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 “Abstract Expressions,” River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2004 “New Sculpture,” Chase Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 “Inspirations and Influences Invitational,” Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2004 “Bruce Niemi & Friends: A Group Sculpture Exhibition,” Prairie State College, Chicago, IL
2004 “Ceramic Sculpture,” Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2004 “Looking for Meaning,” Red Star Studios Ceramics Center and Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2004 Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, VA
2004 “Synergism: A Regional Ceramic Invitational,” Gallery North on the Square, Bloomington, IN
2004 Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA
2004 “Giants of Sculpture III,” PLG Art, Naples, FL
2003 SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2003 “Recent Ceramic Sculpture,” Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
2003 “Focus on the Figure,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003 “Big Heads for Big Heads," Lansing City Hall, Lansing, MI
2003 “Old Souls: New Ceramic Sculpture by Mark Chatterley,” Mackerel Sky Gallery, East Lansing, MI
2003 “Giants of Sculpture II,” PLG Art, Naples, FL
2003 “New Vibes,” PLG Art, Naples, FL
2003 d.o.c.s. Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2003 Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL
2003 “The Figure,” Defiance College Women’s Commission Gallery, Defiance, OH
2002 SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2002 “Looking In/Looking Out,” Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, MI
2002 “Being Human: The Figure Expressed,” The Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002 “CERAMICS – Bay Area and Beyond,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2002 Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
2002 “Ninth Annual Sculpture Exhibit,” River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2002 “Focus on the Figure,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2002 “Textures, New Work,” Plymouth Community Arts Council, Plymouth, MI
2002 “Ceramic Sculptur,” Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2002 “Plates ’02: An Exhibition of Ceramic Plates,” Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA
2002 “Great Clay,” Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
2002 “Body & Text,” Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO
2002 “Big Head: Ceramic Sculpture on a Heroic Scale,” Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
2001 “Window to the Soul,” Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2001 SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
2001 “Paper and Clay,” River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
2001 “Looking for Answers,” Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Flint, MI
2001 Lansing City Hall Invitational Art Exhibit, Lansing, MI
2001 “Third Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition,” Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN
2001 Lansing Art Gallery, Corporate Art Exhibit, Lansing, MI
2001 “The Figure Au Plein Air,” A New Leaf Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2001 “Go Figure,” Mindscape Adornments, Evanston, IL
2001 “Celebrating the Figure: A Body of Work,” Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2001 “Bits and Pieces: The Stuff That Sticks,” Mackerel Sky Gallery, East Lansing, MI
2001 Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2001 Flora Kirsch Beck Art Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI
2001 d.o.c.s. Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Awards
2012 "Honorable Mention," Michigan Ceramics 2012 Biennial Exhibition & Competition, Michigan Ceramic Art Association, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, MI
2004 “Inspirations & Influences Invitational,” President’s Award, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2003 "Merit Award," Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
2003 "Best of Show," Fine Art at Meadow Brook, Rochester Hills, MI
2002 "First Place Sculpture," Festival of the Masters, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
2002 "First Place Sculpture," Crosby Festival of the Arts, Toledo, OH
2002 "Second Place 3-D Non-Functional," Fountain Square Art Festival, Evanston, IL
2002 "Distinguished Award for Clay," Royal Oak Clay & Glass Art Show, Royal Oak, MI
2000 "Silver Purchase Award," The Sixth Taiwan Golden Ceramics Awards, Taipei County Yingo
Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2000 "Award of Distinction," Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL
1999 "Second Place," National Ceramic Competition, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL
1998 "Award," Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
1998 "Award of Merit," Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Auckland Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
1998 "Best of Show," Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL
1998 "Purchase Award," Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL
1997 "Award," Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
1996 "Purchase Award," Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL
1996 "Award of Honor," Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL
1995 "Award," Art on the Green, Franklin, MI
1995 "First Place," "Michigan Ceramics '95," Michigan Potters' Association, Habatat-Shaw Gallery, Pontiac, MI
1994 "Best of Show," East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI

Collections
The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
Christel DeHaan’s Linden Sculpture Park, Indianapolis, IN
Ceramic Research Center, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ
Ubuntu Restaurant, Napa, CA
Alma College, Alma, MI
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, Northern Illinois University
M.I.C. Foundation, International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
Ferris State University Library for Information, Technology and Education, Big Rapids, MI
Radisson Aruba Resort and Casino
Williamston Community Schools, Williamston, MI
International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
The Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, WI
Plymouth Community Arts Council, Plymouth, MI
Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest, IL
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
Hocheng Cultural and Educational Foundation, Taiwan
Lake Villa Library, Lake Villa, IL
Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
North Carolina State University Visual Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
Michigan State University Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing, MI
JINRO, Seoul, Korea
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Broyhill, Lenoir, NC
Joe Silverburg, Glencoe, IL
Foremost Insurance Company, Grand Rapids, MI
Tastemaker, Cincinnati, OH
Botanical Gardens, Toledo, OH
Upjohn Research Division, Kalamazoo, MI
East Lansing City Hall, East Lansing, MI
Monroe County Community College, Monroe, MI

Selected Publications
2012 American Art Collector: Juried Competition of New Work, Tom Palmer and Cristina Deptula , Editors, Alcove Books
2012 The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay, Lark Crafts
2012 Contemporary Sculptors, Danijela Kracun & Charles McFadden, Schiffer Books
2012 100 Artists of the Midwest, E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Books
2011 “Odd Textures, Elegant Poses, and Math’s Golden Mean,” The New York Times, April 1, 2011
2011 “Silicon Carbide: The Stuff of Stars,” Ceramics Monthly, March 2011
2009 Ceramic Sculpture: Inspiring Techniques, Anderson Turner ed., The American Ceramic Society
2008 Always at Odds?, Mary C. Wright, State University of New York Press. Cover image.
2005 The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists, Lark Books
2004 The Sculpture Reference, Arthur Williams, Sculpture Books Publishing
2004 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form, Veronika Gunter, Editor, Lark Books

Education
Master of Fine Arts, Department of Art, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, June, 1981
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Department of Art, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, June, 1979

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25th Anniversary
August 29 - December 5, 2015
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Sculpture Within Reach
July 5 - September 28, 2014
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BODYworks
October 6 - December 22, 2013
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HEADS UP!
The Human Head Interpreted by 7 Sculptors
June 9 - October 3, 2012
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the WALL show
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March 7 - June 4, 2012
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41st MARIN DESIGNERS SHOWCASE
An Off-site Exhibition at the Villa Belvedere
January 31 - February 26, 2012
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MARK CHATTERLEY - New Works
November 18, 2010 - February 20, 2011
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SAN FRANCISCO ART FAIR
May 20 - May 23, 2010
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MARK CHATTERLEY: Beings
Clay Musings on the Human Condition

June 25 - August 29, 2009
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BODY WORKS
May 1 - June 15, 2009
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MARK CHATTERLEY: kiln dreams
July 19 - October 13, 2007
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MARK CHATTERLEY: Mythos
October 13, 2005 - January 7, 2006
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