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Tim Rowan

Tim Rowan Ceramics

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Tim Rowan was born in 1967 in New York City and grew up in Connecticut, along the shore of Long Island Sound. His art education began during college, receiving a BFA from The State University of New York at New Paltz before journeying to Japan for 2 years to apprentice with ceramic artist Ryuichi Kakurezaki. Upon his return he worked briefly in studios in Massachusetts and New York before receiving his MFA from Pennsylvania State University.

He established his kiln and studio deep in the woods of the Hudson Valley in 2000, where he lives with his wife and son. His work has been represented in solo and group exhibitions internationally, most recently having solo shows at Yufuku Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and Cavin-Morris Gallery, in New York City. In September, 2013, Tim Rowans ceramic sculptures will be represented in a solo exhibition at Lacoste Gallery, in Concord, Massachusetts.

Rowans’ work is made, primarily, from native clay, direct from the earth and unprocessed. He works with geologists to locate local clay deposits and hand-digs selected sections of earth. The “impurities” in the clay are left to reveal themselves, upon sculpting and firing. The forms are slowly constructed from layers, built up over days and weeks, then hand-carved. They are fired for seven days and nights in a woodfueled kiln. No glaze is applied; the surface textures and colors are the result of the interaction of the clay, fly-ash, coals and fire.

Tim is particularly drawn to objects in various states of decay, bearing their history; either through use over time, such as tools, or the effects of the “elements,” such as rust and lichens. Each morning, before his work in the studio begins, and regardless of weather conditions, Tim walks his 48 acres of wooded property. His observations of nature’s transformations are a never ending source of discovery and connection.

tim@timrowan.com
Tel. 845 687 8906

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 - Beyond Earth and Fire, Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2012 - New Works, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
2011 - Time and Scale, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
- Artifact, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009 - Stone Ridge Alchemy, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- Outdoor Sculpture, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2008 - Ceramic Sculpture, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2007 - New Work, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- Recent Work, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2005 - Tim Rowan, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2001 - Inaugural Firing, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 - Matthew Harris and Tim Rowan, Erskine, Hall, and Coe Gallery,
- London, UK
- The NYC Metro Show, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- 14th Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition,
- Nippon Gallery, NY, 3rd Place Award
- Crossing Cultures, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
- New Century Modern, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
- Reunion Square, Takaraen Gallery, Oyama Japan
2012 - Generation Crossroad, Tenmaya, Fukuyama, Japan
- Summer Exhibition, Erskine, Hall & Coe Gallery, London, UK
- SOFA Chicago, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- The NYC Metro Show, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- SOFA New York, represented by Lacoste Gallery and Cavin-Morris Gallery
- Group Exhibition, Curated by Meredyth Hyatt Moses, Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, MA
- Serendipity, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
- Watershed Legends and Garden Pots, a travelling exhibition:
- Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME and The University Art Gallery at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
- The Contemporary Art of Chawan - An International Invitational, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- Watershed Kiln Gods, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
- Teabowl and Sake Cups: A Kindred Spirit, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
- The San Francisco Arts of Pacific Asia Show, Cavin-Morris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- From the Center to the Edge, Tacoma Community College, WA
- La Mesa at NCECA, Santa Fe Clay, Seattle, WA
2011 - SOFA New York and Chicago, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- The Unexpected Edge, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- Conversations in Clay, Joan B. Mirviss, New York, NY
- eARTh, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY
- Within/Without, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010- Generation Crossroad, Tenmaya, Okayama, Japan
- Contained Excitement, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- Cross Currents of 20th Century Art, Currier Museum, Manchester, NH
- SOFA New York, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- Sculpture Garden, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
- Illumination, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, NY
- Made in Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
- On Earth, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
- 30x5, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2009 - SOFA New York and Chicago, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- Gallery All Stars, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
- Stepping Out (Outdoor Sculpture), Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY
- Current Within, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
- Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
- Abstraction, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
- Made in Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
- Under Cover, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2008 - SOFA New York, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- Seven Original Voices, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
- Transformations 6X6, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
- Spacial Meditations, Mariani Gardens, Armonk, NY
- Japanese Threads, Morgan Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
- Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
- Present and Past, Nevica Project, Chicago, IL
- Pottery Invitational, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
- La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, Pittsburgh, PA
- Contemporary American Sculpture, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
- Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
- Made in Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
- Ceramic Sculpture Invitational, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
- Gardens and Portals, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2007 - Fire and Ash, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
- SOFA New York, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- Repsher and Rowan, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
- Mark of Fire, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD
- Made in Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
- Tim Rowan Ceramics, Art Sites, Riverhead, NY
- The New Aesthetics of Ceramics, Huntington University, Huntington, IN
- Clay-Wood-Fire, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
- Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
- Tabletops, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
- Unadorned, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2006 - New York Ceramics Fair, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- SOFA New York and Chicago, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- The Fire This Time, Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
- Generational Crossroads, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
- Earthenware, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
- My Friends: Their Vision, Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT
- Architectural Echoes in Clay, The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Hendersonville, NC
- Fire/Ash/Smoke, Adrian College, Adrian, MI
- Teabowl Invitational, Hardman Hall Gallery, Mercer University, GA
- La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, Portland, OR
- 2005 at the Bray, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
- Minimal/ist, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
- NCECA, Art Stream Nomadic Gallery, Portland, OR
- The Simple Cup, Kobo, Seattle, WA
2005 - Voices in Ceramics, Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
- Culturing Surfaces, Homewood House Museum, Baltimore, MD
- SOFA New York, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- Vanitas: Transient Treasures, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
- Japan/USA, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
- 30 X 5, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
- Unearthed, Catskill Mountain Foundation, Hunter, NY
- Platters and Plates, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
- Coming Home, Stancills Clay, Perryville, MD
- 13 + 1, Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- Cups, Cups, Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
- Clay, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
- Tim Rowan Abstract Vessels, Catonsville Community College, Baltimore, MD
- Porcelain in Anagama, Merideth Gallery, Baltimore, MD
- Box, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2004 - SOFA New York, represented by Lacoste Gallery
- Potters Gold, Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ
- Four American Artists, Judith Dowling Asian Art, Boston, MA
- Raw, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
- Naked Truth, Sinclair Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Pottery Invitational, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
- The Beauty of Usefulness, Gallery on the Green, Shelburne, VT
- Anagama Fired, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
- 4th Generation, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY
- Unearthed, McGowen Fine Art, Concord, NH
- Pottery Invitational, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
- The Fire Within, Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
2003 - International Teabowl Exhibition, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
- Pottery Invitational, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
- Vessels, Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
- Clay and Glass, Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College, Corning, NY
- Passionate Fire, Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY
- Recent Ceramics, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
- Abstractions in Clay, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
- NCECA Clay National, David Zafp Gallery, San Diego, CA
2002 - Pottery Invitational, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
- Passionate Fire, Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison, NY
- Featured Artist, Albert Shahinian Fine Art, Poughkeepsie, NY
- Faces of Fire, Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury Center, VT
2001 - Ashes to Art, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
- 25 Select 25, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Abstractions, Art Sites, Greenport, NY
2000 - Beyond the Body: Architectural Ceramics, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
- Natural Materials, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
The Currier Art Museum, Manchester NH
The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA

PUBLICATIONS
2012 - Ceramics: Art & Perception, “Tim Rowan: Time Again”, by Janet Koplos, Issue #90
- Almanac, “In Mineral Time: Vly Artist Tim Rowan’s Stone Sculptures”, by Ann Hutton, April
2011 - The Pot Book, Edmund De Waal
- Tim Rowan, Essay for solo exhibition Time and Scale at Lacoste Gallery, by Janet Koplos
- Art New England, “Reviews: Massachusetts, Tim Rowan,” by Shaun Hill, Sept/Oct
2010 - Ceramics Monthly, “Working Sculptors,” January
- The New York Times, “18 Very Different Pieces of Clay,” by Susan Hodara, October
2009 - 500 Ceramic Sculptures, Lark Books
- Ceramics Art and Perception, “Patience and Surprise,” by Scott Norris, Issue #77
2008 - The Boston Globe, “Romancing the Ceramic Stone,” by Luke O’Neil, September
- The New York Times, “Ceramics Gleam on Many Stages,” by Laura Joseph Mogil, September
2006 - Tojiro, “Anagama No Tougeikatachi,” by Eri Irisawa, November
- The Studio Potter, “Using Local Clay,” Vol. 34 No. 2
- Ceramics Art and Perception, “Generational Crossroads,” by Anne Carolyn Wollman, Issue #63
2005 - High-Fire Glazes, Lark Books
2004 - American Craft, “Portfolio,” Oct/Nov
2003 - The New York Times, “Passionate Fire 2003: Wood-Fired Ceramics,” by D. Dominick Lombardi, December
- Ceramics Art and Perception, “Passionate Fire,” by Roger Lipsey, Issue #53
- Ceramics Monthly, “Woodfiring in the Hudson Valley,” by Angela E. Okajima, September
- Ceramics Technical, “Passionate Fire,” Issue #16
2002 - Kerameiki Techni, “The New Generation of Ceramic Artist,” Issue #41
- Clay Times, “Gallery,” July/Aug,
- Ceramics Monthly, “Tim Rowan,” by Jeff Shapiro, February
- Ceramics Art and Perception, “Tim Rowan, a Potter Taking a Stand,” Issue #47, by Chris Staley

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013 - Visiting Artist, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
2010 - Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2007 - Visiting Artist, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
- Visiting Artist, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
2006 - Visiting Artist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- Visiting Artist, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
2005 - Visiting Artist, Hurricane Mountain Center for Earth Arts, Keene, NY
- Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
- Visiting Artist, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
2004 - Panelist, Naked Truth, International Woodfire Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA
2003 - Panelist, Passionate Fire, Moderator Dr. Roger Lipsey, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
- Visiting Artist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- Visiting Artist, Solano College, CA
2000-2002 - Instructor, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
1999-2001 - Adjunct Professor of Art, SUNY, New Paltz, NY

EDUCATION
1999 - M.F.A. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1992-1994 - Apprenticeship, Ryuichi Kakurezaki, Bizen, Japan
1992 - B.F.A. State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

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