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					                                     Tony Wright
                       5225 Marietta Dr North; Mobile, AL 36618
                 251- 343-9841(h); 251-460-7036 (w) 251-533-3140 (c)
                                rwright@usouthal.edu

EDUCATION :
1994-97      MFA, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL.
1984-90      BFA, Moorhead State University, Moorhead MN.
1982-83      Concordia College, Moorhead MN.


TEACHING :
2009- pres. Associate Professor, Ceramics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
2003-09      Assistant Professor, Ceramics, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
2000-03      Instructor, Ceramics. University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.
1997- 00     Lecturer, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
1995-97      Graduate Assistant / Instructor of Record, Southern Illinois University,
             Carbondale, IL.
1992-94      Instructor/ Apprentice Flatlands Pottery. Chicago, IL.
1988-91      Instructor, Creative Claythings. Chicago, IL.
1989         Art Assistant, Ceramics Instructor. National Music Camp, Interlochen Center for
             the Arts. Interlochen, MI.


SOLO / TWO-PERSON EXHIBITS:
2007         New Works by Tony Wright, Louisville Glassworks, Louisville, KY. March 13-17.

2006         Tony Wright: Ceramics, Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham, Al, July 7 – August 11.

2004         Survey: Clayworks by Tony Wright, Chesser Gallery, Mobile AL. October 29 –
             November 20.

2002         Tony Wright.: Potter, University of West Florida Art Gallery, Pensacola FL.
             October 7 – 20.

2001         Tony and Rachel Wright: New Work, Springhill College Eichold Gallery, Mobile,
             AL October 18 – November 2.

2000         Introductions, Townhouse Gallery, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL,
             September 10 – 28.
1999      Tony Wright: New Work, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. January 8 – February 12.
1998      Tony Wright / Jane Calvin, New Harmony Gallery Of Contemporary Art, New
          Harmony, IN. September 15 – October 28.

1997      Contour & Content, MFA thesis, University Museum, Carbondale, IL
          July 21- August 2.

GROUP EXHIBITS:
2011      Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville, OH, September
          25 – October 25, 2011, (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Kristin Kieffer)

          Americas 2011: All Media Exhibition, Northwest Art Center, Minot State
          University, Minot, ND, August 22- September 29, 2011, (National Juried
          Exhibition, Juror: Douglas Kinsey)

2010      Last Call, St. Petersberg Clay Company, St. Petersberg, FL, Septeber 3 – 30,
          2010, (International Juried Exhibition, Jurors: Adam Youngbluth & Matt
          Schiemann)

          Contemporary Clay Biennial 2010, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand
          Junction, CO, May 14 – June 26, 2010, (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Pete
          Pinell)

          2nd Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University Gallery, Peoria, IL, March
          4, - April 2. 2010, (Regional Juried Exhibition, Juror: Matt Wilt)

          Tea by the Sea, Newport Potters Guild, Newport, RI, March 1 – April 6, 2010
          (National Juried Exhibition)

2009      Green 10, Springhill College Eichold Gallery, Mobile, AL August 31 – September
          25, 2009, (Regional Invitational Exhibition)

          Contemporary Clay, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL, September 5 –
          November 28, 2009, (Regional Invitational Exhibition)

          No Seriously: Humor and Hapiness in Contemporary Art, Space 301, Mobile, AL,
          July 10 – September 6, 2009. (Invitational Exhibition, National in Scope)

2008      Soda Salt National IV, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, November 7 –
          November 25, 2008, (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Jim Koudelka)

          Clay3 National Juried Ceramics Exhibition, IBEW Building, Warrenville, IL,
          October 24 – November 22, 2008, (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Simon
          Levin)

          Platters and Pourers, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, September 21 –
          November 6, 2008, (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: John Glick)
George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, Ohr-O”Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS,
September 19 – November 10, 2008. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: James
Tanner) Jurors Award

1st Annual Lillstreet International, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL, September 1
– October 1, 2008. (International Juried Exhibition. Juror: Sam Chung)

21st National Juried Art Exhibition, The Mable House Art Center, Mableton, GA,
August 23 - September 28, 2008. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Marvin
Shaw)

2008 National Cup Show, Barrett Clayworks, Poughkeepsie, NY, June 28 –
August 10, 2008. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Leslie Ferrin) Grand Prize
Award.

Infusion 10x10: 11th Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO,
May 2 – June 30, 2008. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Fong Choo)

Da Yu Xiao Hu: Third International Small Teapot Show, Saddleback College Art
Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, February 25- March 27, 2008. (International Juried
Exhibition. Juror: Guangzhen “Po” Zhou)

NOLA Fired Up! Invitational Exhibition, NOCCA Riverfront, New Orleans, LA,
March 2- April 18, 2008. (National Invitational Exhibition)

Anagama Clayworks, ASMS Gallery, Mobile, AL, February 29 – April 18, 2008.
(Regional Invitational Exhibition)

1,000 Lbs. of Alabama Clay, Kentuck Museum Association, Northport, AL,
February 9-29, 2008. (Regional Invitational Exhibition)

Faculty/ Student Exhibition, Alabama Clay Conference 2008, ASL Gallery,
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, February 1- 28, 2008. (Regional
Invitational Exhibition)

Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL.
December 1, 2007- June 1, 2008. (Regional Invitational Exhibition)
2007   4th Annual Seattle Teapot Biennial, South Seattle Community College, October 3
       – November 7, 2007. (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jamie Walker)

       Alabama Originals: Contemporary Clay, Cahaba ClayWorks, Leeds, AL.
       September 21- November 2, 2007. (Regional Invitational Exhibition)

       2007 Clay Invitational: Alternative Firings, G-gallery, Houston, TX. August 4-27,
       2007 (National Invitational Exhibition)

       Alabama Originals: Contemporary Craft, Alabama State Council on the Arts
       Gallery, Montgomery, AL . July 19 – September 10, 2007. (Regional Invitational
       Exhibition)

       Vessels 2007, ClayMakers, Durham, NC. February 13- April 2, 2007 (National
       Juried Exhibition)

       Shared Expressions: The Bay Area Art Partners, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile,
       AL. June 24 – September 16, 2007 (Local Invitational Exhibition)

       Bourbon Bottles in Bluegrass, Louisville Stoneware, Louisville, KY March 12-17,
       2007 (National Invitational Exhibition)

       Made in Mobile, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.
       October 12 – November 21, 2006. (Invitational Group Exhibition)
        The Man Show, Chesser Gallery, Mobile, AL. March 10 - 31, 2007 (Local
       Invitational Exhibition)



2006   Just a Head, National Ceramic Invitational, Bloch Hall Gallery, University of
       Montevallo, Montevallo, AL. February 24- March 9, 2006. (National Invitational
       Exhibition.)

       Go Figure, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL. August 4- September 1,
       2006. (Local Invitational Exhibition.)
2005   Good Bird / Bad Bird, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, OR.
       November 18, 2005- January 9, 2006. (National Juried Exhibition, Jurors: Marcia
       McDonald, Namita Wiggers and Mary Lou Zeek)
       Craft USA ’05 National Craft Triennial, Silvermine Guild Art Center, New Canaan,
       CT. October 16- November 18, 2005. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Gail M.
       Brown)
       In Our Cups: A National Ceramic Exhibition Celebrating the Drinking Vessel,
       Lockhart Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. August 27-September 17,
       2005. (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Ron Meyers). Best of Show Award &
       Purchase Award.
       5t Annual National Juried Cup Show, Gallery 138, Kent State University,
       Kent,OH, April 27-June 11, 2005. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Renee’
       Fairchild)
       Clay Cup X, University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.
       April 1- May 3, 2005. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Virginia Scotchie)
       SIUC Alumni Exhibition: Innovation and Tradition, Paper, Rock, Scissors Gallery,
       Baltimore, MD. February 21-March 20, 2005. (Invitational Group Exhibition)
       Earth Visions: A Clay Invitational, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL.
       August 5-27, 2005. (Regional Invitational Exhibition)
       USA Art Faculty Exhibition, University Library, Mobile, AL. (Local Group
       Exhibition)

2004   George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS,
       November 12- December 31, 2004 (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Michael
       Lucero) Merit Award
       100 Teapots 2, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. January 10 - February 14,
       2004. (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Gay Smith)
       International Cone Box Show 2004, NCECA 2004, Indianapolis, IN, March 17-20,
       2004; Holt/Russel Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS, March 30 - April
       23, 2004; and NCECA 2005, Baltimore, MD, March 16-19, 2005. (International
       Juried Exhibition. Jurors: Janet Mansfield and Phil Rogers) Purchase Award
       Clay! A National Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, Space 301, Mobile, AL,
       February 7 – March 3, 2004. (Invitational Exhibition, National in scope)
       People Watching: Artists and the Human Form, Alabama State Council on the
       Arts Gallery, Montgomery, AL, September 12- October 27, 2004. (Invitational
       Exhibition, Regional in scope.)
       The Art of Teaching, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, March 19 – June 6,
       2004. (Invitational Exhibition, Local in scope.)
       Contemporary Clay, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, February 7 – May 9,
       2004. (Curated exhibition of works from the permanent collection)
       Uncommon Clay, Art off Centre, Mobile, AL, January 9 – February 21, 2004.
       (Invitational Exhibition, Regional in scope)


2003   Southern Current, Space 301, Centre for the Living Arts, Mobile, AL. November
       7- December 31, 2003, (Invitational Exhibition, Regional in scope).
       Rock the Bog, G,M & O Building and Mobile Register, Mobile, AL. November 6 –
       20, 2003, (Invitational Exhibition, Local in scope).
       Gulf Coast Clay Guild Show, Ashland Gallery, Mobile, AL, November 6-15, 2003,
       (Invitational Exhibition, Local in scope).
       Crafts National 37, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, College Park, PA. June
       10- July 18. (National Juried Exhibition, juror: Ruth T. Summers)
       Crossing Paths, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO.
       September 5-27. (National Invitational Exhibition)
       Yellow, Gulf Alternative Art Space, Fairhope, AL, September 26-October 19,
       2003, (Invitational Exhibition, Regional in scope).
       Gulf Coast Clay Guild, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL, September 5-28,
       2003. (Local Invitational Exhibition)
       Carbondale and Beyond, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL, July 11-
       August 4, 2003. (Invitational Exhibition, National in scope)
       Mobile Art Association Spring Juried Exhibition, Gulf Alternative Art Space,
       Fairhope, AL, May 2-31. (Local Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jim Jipson) First Place
       Award
       USA Faculty Exhibit, Townhouse Gallery, University of South Alabama, Mobile
       AL. March 31- April (Local Group Exhibition).


2002   2002 International Cone Box Show, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS,
       March11 – 16, 2002; and Baker University, Baldwin City, KS March 26 – April 12,
       2002 (International Juried Exhibition, Jurors: Willifredo Torres Albuerne and
       Mitsuo Shoji)
       La Grange National XXII, Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange, GA, March 9 –
       April 20, 2002, (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Robert Lyons)
       Necessary Objects, Functional Pottery Exhibition, The Arts Center, St.
       Petersburg, FL, March 8 – April 26, 2002, (National Juried Exhibition. Juror:
       Linda Arbuckle)
       Cup: The Intimate Object 2002, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN.
       November 23-December 21, 2002, (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Dick
       Lehman)
       Mobile Art Association Annual Fall Juried Exhibit, Mobile Museum of Art Dauphin
       Street Gallery, Mobile AL (Local Juried Exhibition, Juror: Clayton Bass)
       Best of Show/ Museum Purchase Award
       Two by Two, Mobile Museum of Art Dauphin Street Gallery, Mobile AL (Local
       Invitational Exhibition).
       Gulf Coast Clay Guild Show, The Cannery, Daphne, AL (Local Invitational
       Exhibition).
       Gulf Coast Clay Guild Show, Ashland Gallery, Mobile, AL (Local Invitational
       Exhibition).
       From Earth and Fire, Art Off Centre, Mobile, AL. (Local Invitational Exhibition)
       Portraits: Me, Myself, and or I, Gulf Alternative Art Space, Fairhope, AL. February
       15 – March 3, 2002, (Local Invitational Exhibition)


2001   Craft Forms 2001, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. November 30, 2001 – January
       18, 2002, (National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Michael Monroe)
       Hand Held Cup, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC, November 8 – December 12,
       2008 (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: mark Burleson)
       International Invitational Container Show, Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
       (Invitational Exhibition, International in scope.)
       Art with a Southern Drawl, University of Mobile, Mobile AL, April 1 – 30, 2001,
       (Regional Juried Exhibition, Juror: Gregory Saunders)
       Function and Beyond: Innovations in Alabama Craft, Alabama State Council on
       the Arts Gallery, Montgomery, AL. February 22 – March 22, 2001, (Regional
       Invitational Exhibition).
       Windows on Alabama: Artists of Mobile, Alabama State Council on the Arts
       Gallery, Montgomery, AL, January 12 – February 15, 2001, (Group Invitational
       Exhibition)
       Portals, Art Off Centre, Mobile, AL. December 31, 2001 – February 14, 2002,
       (Local Invitational Exhibition).
       Install III, 201 Dauphin, Mobile, AL. December 31, 2001 – February 14, 2002,
       (Local Invitational Exhibition,).
       New Art, Gulf Alternative Art Space, Fairhope, AL. March 3 – 18 2001, (Local
       Invitational Exhibition)
       2001 Faculty Art Show, Townhouse Gallery, University of South Alabama,
       Mobile, AL. April 1- 19, 2001 (Local Group Exhibition)


2000   Tubes, St. Joseph Street Space, Mobile, AL. (Local Invitational Exhibition)
       2 Install- Nine Installations, 201 Dauphin, Mobile, Alabama. (Local Invitational
       Exhibition).

1999   Rendezvous 99, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE. April 3 – July 11, 1999,
       (National Invitational Exhibition)

       36th Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN.
       (Regional Juried Exhibition)

       49th Annual Quad-State Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, May 23- June
       25, 1999 (Regional Juried Exhibition). Merit Award

1998   Annual Combined Faculty Exhibit, University Museum, Carbondale, IL, (Local
       Group Exhibition)

       The Art of Giving, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL (Local Invitational
       Exhibition)

1997   Southern Illinois Invitational, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL. (Invitational Group
       Exhibition)

1996   Container/Containment, John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL. (Local Group
       Exhibition)

1995   Illinois Ozark Regional Juried Exhibit, Associated Artists Gallery, Carbondale, IL.

1994   A Home for Joe, Fawick Gallery, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH.
1992-93   Flatlands Pottery Holiday Show & Open House, Chicago, IL.

1993      25th Annual Wright College Juried Art Show, Chicago, IL. (Second prize)
1989      NMC Faculty & Staff Art Exhibit, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI.

PUBLICATIONS
2007      Anagama Kilncast, Live webcast and DVD, (Video footage of firing activities and
          interviews at the May 2007 firing of the “Fat Bastard” at the University of
          Montevallo and an interview in my studio in Mobile, AL.)

2006      Ceramics Technical, Issue # 23, 2006 p. 36, Color photo of wood –fired vase
          form.

2002      The Glaze Doctors' Report, NCECA 2001 Conference Journal.

          Clay Times Magazine, Vol.8 No.3, May/ June 2002 p. 56-57: Color photo of piece
          exhibited in Craft Forms 2001,Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.

HONORS and AWARDS

2008      Grand Prize Award, 2008 National Cup Show, Barrett Clayworks, Poughkeepsie,
          NY, June 28 – August 10, 2008. (National Juried Exhibition. Juror: Leslie Ferrin)

          Jurors Award, George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, Ohr-O”Keefe Museum of
          Art, Biloxi, MS, September 19 – November 10, 2008. (National Juried Exhibition.
          Juror: James Tanner)


2005      Best of Show Award, In Our Cups: A National Ceramic Exhibition Celebrating the
          Drinking Vessel, Lockhart Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. (National
          Juried Exhibition. Juror: Ron Meyer)

          Purchase Award, In Our Cups: A National Ceramic Exhibition Celebrating the
          Drinking Vessel, Lockhart Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. (National
          Juried Exhibition. Juror: Ron Meyer)

2004      Merit Award, George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of
          Art, Biloxi, MS, November 12- December 31, 2004 (National Juried Exhibition.
          Juror: Michael Lucero)

2003      First Place, Mobile Art Association 2003 Spring Juried Exhibition, Gulf Art Space,
          Fairhope, AL. (Local Juried Exhibition, Juror: Jim Jipson)

2002      Best of Show, Tri-centennial Museum Purchase Award, Mobile Art Association
          2002 Fall Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Dauphin Street Gallery,
          Mobile, AL (Local Juried Exhibition)
LECTURES and PRESENTATIONS

2010        Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, Demonstration/Presentation
            entitled,’How to Get A-Head in Ceramics”

2006        Alabama Clay Conference 21, Calera, AL. Demonstration/ Presentation entitled,
            “The No Throw Face Jug: Transplanted Yankee Academic Gets into a Southeast
            Folk Pottery Groove”.

2005        39th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic
            Arts, Baltimore MD. March 17, 2005 Artistic Temperament and Attention Deficit
            Disorder, Group discussion leader for Topical Discussions session.

2004        38th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic
            Arts, Indianapolis IN, March 19, 2004, Group discussion leader for NCECA
            Connections session.

            Art Off Center, Mobile, AL. Public lecture in conjunction with the exhibition,
            Uncommon Clay, January 9, 2004

2003        Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL. Public lecture in conjunction with the
            exhibition, A Ceramic Continuum, Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence, May
            18, 2003.

2002        University of West Florida, Pensacola FL. I conducted a two day visiting artist
            workshop consisting of demonstrations, gallery talk, and student critiques in
            conjunction with my solo exhibition. October10 &11, 2002.

            South East College Art Conference, Mobile AL. Studio art session chair for the
            program entitled Why Porcelain, presented a slide lecture covering a brief history
            of Porcelain and my own visual research with the material titled, It Don't Mean a
            Thing if it Ain't Got That Ring. October 24, 2002.



EXHIBITIONS CURATED
2011       3x3: A Clay Survey, Space 301, Mobile, AL.
2008       Anagama Clayworks, Alabama School of Math and Science Gallery, Mobile, AL
2006       South Coast Clay, Space 301, Mobile AL.
2004       Clay! A National Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, Space 301, Mobile, AL.
           Uncommon Clay, Art off Centre, Mobile, AL.
2003       Carbondale and Beyond, Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL.


GALLERY REPRESENTAION

Gallery 54, Mobile, AL, 2006- 2011
Red Dot Gallery, Birmingham, AL July, 2006- January, 2008
Summit Gallery, Fairhope, AL, 2004-2006
Martha Mabey Gallery, Biloxi, MS, March – August, 2005
Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2000 – 2003
Images/ Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY, 1999 - 2000


COMMISSIONS

University of South Alabama Development Office: Wood-fired porcelain vessels with oak wood
pedestals for the Chang Endowed Fellowship Award for Humanitarian Service, Spring 2010 &
2011.

 University of South Alabama Development Office: Series of 60 hand-built bottle forms for
volunteers and supporters of Annual Campaign, Fall 2009

Richard Touart, Semmes, AL: Private commission for a custom figurative umbrella stand.
January, 2005.


Mobile Arts Council: I was commissioned to produce a series of porcelain and celadon vessels
with oak wood pedestals to be given to recipients of the First Annual Greater Mobile Arts
Awards. Fall, 2004.

				
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