Biography

Mardi Wood

P.O. 1048
Bolinas CA 94924
(415) 868-0383
mardi@mardiwood.com

Born:
June 18, Portland, Oregon

Education:
San Francisco Art Institute, painting and drawing, S.F., CA
Summer Academie of Art, Oskar Kokoschka, Salzburg, Austria
Kundtshaandvaerkerskolen, ceramics, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Colorado, B.A., painting, Boulder, CO

Selected Exhibitions, Juried and Invitational:
2014
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, "Big Ideas 1950-1970: Influences in Modern Ceramics, juried
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA, "Curves & Space", solo

2013
Fourth & Clay, Berkeley, CA, "The White Show"
Lancaster, PA, "21st Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National", juried
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, "Splendid Objects", invitational
MOCA, Novato, CA, "Altered Book Show"

2012
Sonoma Community Center Gallery, Sonoma, CA, "Julia Terr Annual Exhibition of Functional Ceramics", juried
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, "Ah Silica", juried
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA, "2012 Mini Show", invitational
Stinson Beach Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA, "FARMART", invitational
High Desert Gallery, Bend, Oregon, "A Story…" guest artist exhibition
Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA, "Good Company", juried

2011
Marin County Foundation, Hamilton Field, CA, MarinArts Council (selected artists)
Bolinas Museum Mini Show. Bolinas, CA, invitational
San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, SF, CA, "Cup: Sip, Slurp, Savor", juried

2010
Beatrice Center for the Arts. Ojai, CA. invitational
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, "Objects of Virtue", National Exhibition, juror, Julia Gallaway
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Annual Juried Exhibition

2009
Cow/Ox Invitational International Teapot Exhibition, Shanghai, China
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, "Out of the Fire": Clay & Glass from ACGA", juror Dorothy Saxe
Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA, "Crossing the Line"

2008
Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA, "Thinking Green"

2007
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA, Biennial Juried Exhibition
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Annual Juried Exhibition

2006
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI, "Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot"
Sitka Art Invitational, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
The Artery, Davis, CA, "California Clay Competition"

2005
Museo, Langley, WA, "Words, Hands, Clay / Three Potters"
Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland, OR, Portland Collects Contemporary…"
V. Breier Gallery, SF, CA, Tsunami Relief Auction, invitational

2004
Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA, "ACGA / Vessels"
Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA, " East Meets West"
Leslie Ceramics Gallery, Berkeley, CA, " Watershed Fundraiser", invitational

2003
Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR, "Memory of Water"
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SF, CA, "Craft Showcase 4"
Bolinas Art Museum, Bolinas, CA, "Miniature Show"
Herbst International Exhibition Hall, SF, CA, " International Juried Exhibition"

2002
Contract Design Center, SF, CA, "California Design 2002"
Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Poly-Tech, Pomona, CA, "Ink & Clay 28"
V. Breier Gallery, SF, CA, "The Tea Show"

2001
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SF, CA, "Craft Showcase 2"
"Clay USA", Witchita, KA

2000
Contemporary Craft Gallery, Portland, OR, "Ancient Presence", Solo show
University of North Texas School of Visual Arts, Denton, TX, Ceramics USA 2000

1999
Bolinas Museum Artist Gallery, Bolinas, CA, "Wild Grasses and Pastureland", Solo show

1996
Bonakeane Gallery, Portland, OR, "Mardi Wood, Ceramics", Solo show

1993-94
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, "Asian Roots, Western Soil"

1992
ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA, "Expressive Form", 3 person show

1987
Ferrin Gallery, North Hampton,MA, " A Tea Party"
Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Louisville, KY, "Teapots"

1986
Hoffman Gallery Annex, Portland, OR, "Porcelain Vessels", Solo show

1985
Galleria Monte Amiata, Abbadia Monte Salvatore, Tuscany, Italy, 3 person show
Fine Arts Gallery, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, "The Art of Clay and Glass"

1984
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, "Drawings and Pots: Etruria", Solo show
Glastonbury Gallery, SF, CA, 4 person show

1983
Fort Mason, SF, CA, "Fine Craft Exhibition"

1982
Gallery Gammel Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark, 3 person show

1981
Prieto Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 3 person show

1980
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, "Tea & Other Pots", Solo show

1978
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, "Designer Craftsman Exhibition"

1974
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, "Ceramics & Glass"

1963
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, "Syracuse National Ceramic Exhibition"
Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, "Northwest Craftsmen’s
Exhibition"

Awards:
Cash Award, Best in Show Functional " California Clay Competition", The Artery, 2003
Cash Award, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, 1987
Honorable Mention, "Fine Craft Exhibition", Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA, 1980
Cash Award, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, 1979
Purchase Award, San Francisco Art Festival, SF, CA, 1976
Honorable Mention, Henry Gallery, "Northwest Craftsmen Exhibition" Seattle WA,1963

Collections: (selected)
Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR, permanent collection
Tony Prieto Collection, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Dennis Schiller collection, Portland, OR
Hugh Arnold Collection, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Forrest L. Merrill collection, Berkeley, CA

Publications and Books: (selected)
500 Teapots II, Lark Books Publication, 2013
Association of Clay and Glass Artists, 2011
Ceramics Today, Schiffer Publishing, 2010
Clay Times, "Life in Clay", 2 page article, July/August 2003
Ceramics Monthly, Upfront, September, 2003
500 Teapots, Lark Books Publication, 2002
Asian Roots/Western Soil, catalogue, 1993
Sourcebook of American Crafts, The Guild, 1989
Potters of the Northwest, Lamar Harrington, Henry Gallery, Univ. of WA, Seattle, 1983

Represented by:
Museum of Contemporary Craft and Design, Portland, OR