Anne Currier is a sculptor whose medium is ceramic. She has been recognized as a major figure in contemporary ceramic art since the early 1980’s, exhibiting her sculptures nationally and internationally. In addition to numerous private and corporate collections, Anne’s sculptures are held in the permanent collections of museums across the world. Her major commissions include Arrow International in Reading, PA and Miller Theater in Alfred, NY.
Anne holds degrees from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago (BFA 1972) and the University of Washington, Seattle (MFA 1974). She taught ceramic art at the University of Colorado, Boulder from 1975-1984. From 1984 until 2016, Anne was a professor of ceramic art at the New York State College of Ceramics, School of Art and Design at Alfred University. Anne retired from Alfred University in 2016, recognized as professor emerita.
Virginia A. Groot Foundation 1st Place Award 2017
Burchfield Penney Art Center Langley H. Kenzie Award 2017
Burchfield Penney Art Center Art in Craft Media 2017
American Crafts Council College of Fellows Award 2012
Alfred University Joseph Kruson Trust Fund Award for Distinguished Service 2011
Alfred University Joseph Kruson Trust Fund Award for Excellence in Teaching 2003, 2005
Virginia A. Groot Foundation Recognition Grant 1991
New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship 1988, 1993, 1997
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship 1986
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
University of Colorado Boulder, CO
The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HA
Fuller Craft Museum Brockton, MA
MacKenzie Fine Arts Center Dearborn, MI
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art Sedalia, MO
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University Alfred, NY
Museum of Art and Design New York City, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, NY
Memorial Art Gallery Rochester, NY
Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C.
Racine Museum of Fine Art Racine, Wisconsin
University of Calgary Alberta, Canada
Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal Quebec, Canada
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon World Ceramic Center Icheon City, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Museum of Contemporary Art Kyung-ju, South Korea
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Germany
Stiftung Keramion – Zentrum fur Moderne + Historische Keramik Frechen/Cologne, Germany
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Theodor-Zink Museum/Wadgasserhof Kaiserslautern, Germany
Grassi Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Leipzig, Germany
The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg, Russia
2018-19 – Display: The Sculpture of Anne Currier The Burchfield Penney Art Center. Buffalo, NY
2016 – Anne Currier: Anamorphosis Lacoste Gallery. Concord, MA
2014 – Anne Currier: Light and Shadow Harvey Meadows Gallery. Aspen, CO
2011 – Anne Currier: Solo Lacoste Gallery. Concord, MA
2010 – Multiple Perspectives: The Sculpture of Anne Currier The Maslow Gallery for Contemporary Art at the Marywood University Shields Center for Visual Arts. Scranton, PA
2008 – Anne Currier The Mercy Gallery at the Richmond Art Center, The Loomis Chaffee School. Windsor, CT
2007 – Anne Currier: Keramische Skulptur Theodor-Zink Museum/Wadgasserhof. Kaiserslautern, Germany
2006 – Galerie b15. Munich, Germany; Hurong Lou Gallery. Philadelphia, PA; artKarlsruhe, International Fair for Modern Art. Karlsruhe, Germany
2000, 1997, 1995, 1988, 1985 – Helen Drutt Gallery. Philadelphia, PA
1998 – Long Island University. Southampton, NY
1992 – Pro Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO; Kavesh Gallery. Ketchum, ID
1990 – Helen Drutt Gallery. New York City, NY
1984, 1981 – Carson Sapiro Gallery. Denver, CO
1980 – Exhibit A Gallery. Chicago, IL
Materiality: The Miller Ceramic Art Collection. Essays by Wayne Higby, Sequoia Miller, Meghen Jones and Michael McKinnell. Published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart, Germany. 2019
Display: The Sculpture of Anne Currier. By Anne Currier, Nancy Weekly, and Kelcy Chase Folsom. The Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY 2018.
Electric Kiln Ceramics: A Guide to Clays, Glazes, and Electric Kilns. By Richard Zakin and Frederick Bartolovic. Fourth Edition. The American Ceramic Society 2015.
Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York. Editor, Barbara Lowenstein. Contributors, Suzanne Ramljak and Paul J. Smith. Published by The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester in association with Hudson Hills Press. 2010.
The Spirit of Ceramic Design: Cultivating Creativity with Clay. By Robert Piepenburg. Pebble Press, Inc. 2009.
Anne Currier/Sculpture Skulpturen. Essays by Nancy Weekly, Dr. Mary Drach McInnes and Helen Williams Drutt English. Published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart, Germany. 2006.
21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada. Compiled and edited by Bill Hunt. Published by the American Ceramics Society. 2003.
World Relief Art. Edited by Ching Wan Yin and Lu Pinchang. Published in China (all Chinese text). 2002.
Contemporary Ceramics. By Susan Peterson. Published in the US by Watson Guptil. International distribution by Thames and Hudson. 2001.
Ceramics – Mastering the Craft. By Richard Zakin. Krause Publications, Inc. 2001.
Clay and Glazes for the Potter. By Daniel Rhodes. Expanded and revised by Robin Hopper. Krause Publications, Inc. 2000.
Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000. By Jo Lauria. LACMA in association with Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 2000.
Contemporary Ceramics: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. By Jane Adlin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1998.
Nouvel Objet III. Design House Publications. Seoul, Korea 1997.
The Spirit of Clay: A Classic Guide to Ceramics. By Robert Piepenburg. Pebble Press, 1996.
The Craft and Art of Clay. By Susan Peterson. Prentice Hall, 2nd edition, 1996; 3rd edition, 1998; 4th edition, 2003.
The New Ceramics: Trends and Traditions. By Peter Dormer. Revised edition. Thames and Hudson. 1994.
International Crafts. Edited by Martina Margetts, Thames & Hudson. 1991.
The History of American Ceramics: 1607 to the Present. By Elaine Levine, Abrams, Inc., NY. 1988.
American Ceramics: 1876 to the Present. By Garth Clark, Abbeville Press, NY. 1987.
Low-Fire Ceramics. By Susan Wechler, Watson-Guptil, NY, 1981.
Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest: A History. By LaMar Harrington, University of Washington Press, 1979.
Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook. By Glenn C. Nelson, 4th edition, Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 1978.
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For 50 years, the Burchfield Penney Art Center has been dedicated to the vision of American master Charles E. Burchfield and to the diverse art and artists of Western New York. The Center is commemorating this golden anniversary with a full year of special events and exhibitions.