CURRICULUM VITAE

BACHELOR OF ARTS:  Dominican College, San Rafael, CA,  1966
BORN:  San Francisco, CA,  September 12, 1944
RESIDENCE / STUDIO:  San Anselmo, CA

EXHIBITIONS

2017    Claudia Tarantino Trompe L'oeil Porcelain, B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento, CA   Solo Exhibit
             The Evocative Garden, NCECA Annual Exhibition, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, OR
             Material Matters, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

2016    The Bay Area Contemporary Ceramic Sculptors, Consumes River College, Sacramento, CA
             Slice, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA,  Award
             Forces Of Nature, Three Women, Three Perspectives, Three Graces, ArtBrokers, San Rafael, CA
             Function, Form, and Fantasy: Ceramics from the Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection,
             Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan        
             America’s ClayFest IV, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
             21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, First Place Award

2015    30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
             America’s Clay Fest, Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA
             Hot Tea, del Mano Gallery,  delManoGallery.com

2014    The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
             SOFA Chicago, John Natsoulas Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
             Mairn MOCA Summer National, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
             Abright and Tarantino, Delta Gallery of the Arts. Brentwood CA
             Marin Masters, Outdoort Art Club, Mill Valley CA
        
2013    Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
             Trompe l’oeil Exhibition, John F. Peto Museum, Island Heights, NJ
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              teapots! 7th Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
             Shadows, Three Person Show, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

2012    SOFA Chicago, John Natsoulas Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
             Ceramics Annual of America, Festival Hall, Ft. Mason San Francisco
             Bill Abright and Claudia Tarantino, Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Oakland, CA
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
             Teapots 2012, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
             teapots! 6th Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
             The Teapot Reinterpreted, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2011    SOFA Chicago, John Natsoulas Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
             Ceramics Annual of America, Festival Hall, Ft. Mason San Francisco
             Cedar Creek Gallery National Teapot Show VIII, Creedmoor, NC
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
             Hot Tea! 2011, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             Priority, East Meets West, Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI

2010    Ceramics Annual of America, Herbst Pavillion, Ft. Mason, San Francisco
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              Trompe L’Oeil, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              Teapots: Object to Subject, ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, touring exhibit 2007-10

2009    Pouring Pots, Santa Fe Clay Gallery. Santa Fe New Mexico
              Teapots: Interpretations, Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
              30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              Fork It! Spoon It! Cut It Up!, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, Maryland
              Trompe L’Oeil, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              Teapots: Object to Subject, ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, touring exhibit 2007-10

2008    SOFA Chicago, John Natsoulas Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago. IL
              Cedar Creek Gallery National Teapot Show VII, Creedmoor, NC
              SOFA New York, John Natsoulas Gallery, The Armery, NYC
              30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              Infusion 10 x 10, 11th Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO    
              Teapots: Object to Subject, ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, touring exhibit 2007-10
              Trompe L’Oeil, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2007    Botanical, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
              30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              NCECA Clay National, Biennial Exhibit, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, K
              Teapots: Object to Subject, ExhibitsUSA, Mid-America Arts Alliance, touring exhibit 2007-10

2006    Delicious, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
              MVFAF Past Award Winners Retrospective Exhibition, Dimitroff’s Gallery, Mill Valley, CATea
              Time: Art of the Teapot,     Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan
              The Yixing Effect, Echoes of a Chinese Scholar, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
              30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

2005    30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              Marin Arts Council Grantees Showcase, Marin Community Foundation, San Rafael, CA 

2004    Steamin’, Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
              Teapots: Object to Subject, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
              30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

2003    30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              American Potters Working in the Realist Tradition, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
              Northern California Clay, NCECA 37th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
              Short Stories: A Group Show of Narrative Ceramics, Center for the Ceramic Arts, Berkeley, CA

2002    Tea, Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CA
              Three Person Show, GR Martin Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
              SOFA Chicago 2002, Ferrin Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
              Teapots Transformed: Group Show of Contemporary Teapots, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox MA
              30 Ceramic Sculptors. John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

2001    Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
              Mostra 2001: Works In Clay And Glass, Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, CA
              30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA
              21st Century and Beyond,12th Annual A.Houberbocken Teapot Show, Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago
              Porcelain 2001, Esmay Fine Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
              Teapots Transformed, Ferrin Gallery, New York Ceramics Fair, New York, NY
              Marin Arts Council Individual Visual Artists Grantee Showcase, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA

2000    Teapots Transformed, Ferrin Gallery, SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
              Two Decades of Art at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
              21st Anniversary Teapot Exhibition, Pinch, Northampton, MA
              30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CAπ
              Featured Artist, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Web Site
              East or West, Tea is Best, San Francisco Airport Museums, SF International Airport

1999    Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco
             Let It Pour, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
             Tea ‘N Trompe, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
             SOFA,  John Natsoulas Gallery, New York and Chicago
             30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

1998    Fine Art and Crafts Exhibit, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA (Award)
             Feats of Clay IX, Gladding McBean Pottery, Lincoln, CA (Award)
             Twelfth National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
             9th Annual Teapot Show, The Oconomowoc Gallery, Oconomowoc, WI and Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago

1997    Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Lotsa Clay VII: on the Fringe, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
             Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibit, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA (Award)
             Fifth Annual Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri
             California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis, CA
             Salt & Pepper: Shake & Grind, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia and the 31st Annual NCECA Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
             Arkansas Arts Center Collector’s Show and Sale, Little Rock, Arkansas

1996    Contemporary Lights: A Celebration on Chanukah, Margolis Gallery, Houston, TX
              Marin Arts Council Members Exhibition, Corte Madera, CA
              Le Petit IV, Alder Gallery, Eugene, Oregon
              Boy Art / Girl Art, Off Center Gallery, Berkeley, CA
              Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibit, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA (2 Awards)

1995    Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
             Fired Clay, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA
             Sixth Annual Mini Show, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

1994    Teapot Invitational, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989    100 Artists 100 Ways, Artisans, Mill Valley, CA
1987    Miniatures in Mixed Media, Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
             Grand Opening Exhibit, Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
             The Art of Love, Annual Valentine Show, San Francisco Art Institute
1986    Small Works, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1985    The Art of Clay and Glass ‘85, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA (Award)
1984    Christmas Show, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
             California Clay ‘84, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (Award)
1983    The Award Winners of MVFAFl, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1981     Fine Crafts Exhibit, Gallery One, Fort Worth, Texas
1980    The Box, The Elements Gallery, New York, N.Y.
             Paper and Porcelain, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
             A Collection of Small Treasures, The Hand and the Spirit, Scottsdale, Arizona
             National Teapot Exhibit, Horizon Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
             New Work-New Space, Meyer Breier Weiss, San Francisco, CA
             Porcelain Invitational, St. Xavier College, Chicago, Ill
             Works in Miniature, The Elements Gallery, New York, N.Y.
1979    Ceramic Forecast, Anna Gardener Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
             Celebrations With Contemporary American Crafts, Meyer Breier Weiss, SF, CA
             Fine Crafts Exhibit, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA, 1977, Awards in 1978,1979
1978    Designer/Craftsman ‘78, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1976    Clay and Glass ’76, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (Award)
             Designer/Craftsman ‘76, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
1975    Clay and Glass ‘75, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1974-77    Association of San Francisco Potters Annual Shows, S.F., CA ’74-’77
1974    Tri-State Ceramics, College of San Mateo, CA
             Two Bay Area Potters, Galeria del Sol, Santa Barbara, CA

RECIPIENT:       MARIN ARTS COUNCIL INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT,  2000  and  2004

PUBLICATIONS:
Claudia Tarantino and Bill Abright Studio Visit, Ceramics Monthly,  April 2017
Function, Form, & Fantasy, Ceramics from the Collection Of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger Collection,  FIA 2016
500 Teapots, Volume 2, Lark Crafts,  An Imprint of Sterling Publishing, Inc, 2013
The Yixing Effect: Echoes Of A Chinese Scholar, Marvin Sweet, Foreign Languages Press, 2006
Teapots, Makers & Collectors, Donna Z. Meilach, Shiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005
Teapots Transformed, Exploration of an Object, Leslie Ferrin, GUILD Publications, 2000
The Book of Lowfire Ceramics, Harvey Brodie, Holt Reinhardt, 1976

PHOTOGRAPHS  AND REVIEWS PUBLISHED: 
American Ceramics, American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, In Style, Clay Times,
Studio Potter, Marin Magazine, Marin Independent Journal, Pacific Sun

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
Association Of Clay And Class Artists (ACGA)     2015 - present
National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts     1982 - present
American Crafts Council     1975 - present
Marin Arts Council     1985 - 2010
Bay Area Art Conservation Guild     1986 - 2007
Association of San Francisco Potters     1974-1985


TEACHING AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:
Art Restoration:  Self-employed Objects Restorer specializing in ceramics, 1985 to 2012
California State Prison, San Quentin, CA,  1980-1982
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA,  Summer 1981
Ceramics Workshop, San Rafael, CA, Co-director, 1971-1980
Self-employed Production Potter,  1972-1980