Po Shun Leong

Biography

P O S H U N L E O N G Biography

1941 Born: Northampton, England

EDUCATION:
1958 Royal College of Art, School of Sculpture, London, with Prof John Skeaping. Transferred to AA School
1964 Diploma Cum Laude, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.

PERMANENT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte. NC
Delaware Art Museum
Yale University Art Gallery
Long Beach Museum of Art, California
Smithsonian Museum
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Die Neue Sammlung- The International Design Museum, Munich, Germany, 2013.
Fuller Craft Museum, MA, 2014

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

The White House Collection of American Crafts
Hospital Infantil mural, Mexico City
MCI Art Collection, Washington D.C.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Evanston, Ill
Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
Centocor office building, Pennsylvania
Sculpture acquisition, Albert M.Greenfield School, Philadelphia
Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, John Cleese, Steve Martin, Whoppi Goldberg, Leila and Henry Luce III, Ed Mouthrop, Scott Turow, Arti Shaw, Martina Navritolova, Julian Fisher, Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Jane & Arthur Mason, Joe Price, Julian Fisher, Mitch Berliner, Rebecca Klemm, Brigitte Jodexnis & Hans Kraushaar, CEO, Rolls Royce USA, Oscar Fitzgerald, Otis Chandler, Former Publisher LA Times, Jack Lenor Larsen, Nanette Laitman. Sam Panice, CityCenter Collection, Las Vegas, Emeryville City Collection, Waterbury Collection.


INDIVIDUAL, GROUP, GALLERY OR MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:
2014 imm Cologne 2014, Germany, International Furniture Fair, New York. Venice Art Walk, California.
 ICFF, International Contemporaty Furniture Fair, New York, Red Star Design Exhibition, Beijing China
 Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, California. Furniture China, Shanghai.
2013 Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, 27th Annual Art Exhibition, California.
Conversations with Wood, Yale University Art Gallery. Venice Art Walk.
 The Art of Craft: Works from North Shore University Health System’s Collection of Fine American Craft.
 Furniture China, Shanghai.
  New West Coast Design 2, the Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco
2012 Boxes and Their Makers, Mobile Art Museum, Mobile, Alabama. Venice Art Walk Auction, California
 Design of Designers, Shanghai. Furniture China, Shanghai.
2011 Mexican Modernism in Los Angeles 1930-1985. Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
 Turning Wood Into Art: Jane & Arthur Mason Collection, Hillard University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana.
 Turning Wood Into Art: Jane & Arthur Mason Collection, Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia.
Boxes and Their Makers, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
 Boxes and Their Makers and Historical Woods of America Exhibit, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
 Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, North Carolina (pending)
Made Exhibit, Furniture Society Auction at Architectural Digest Home Show, New York
Lipton Collection, Long Beach Museum of Art, California.
National Treasures: History in the Making. AAW Symposium, St. Paul.
Conversations with Wood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts,
2010 Boxes and Their Makers, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts
Vida y Diseno en Mexico, (4 Chair designs) Formento Cultural, Palace of Iturbide, Mexico City
2009 Transformation 7: Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Boxes and Their Makers, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, ME
Turning Wood Into Art: Jane & Arthur Mason Collection, Texas A&M University Art Galleries.
Turned Wood & Sculpture, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles
Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
Turning Wood Into Art: Jane & Arthur Mason Collection, Manchester, New Hampshire.
New Work, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, New Work
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin
2008 Masters of Disguise. Mint Museum of Craft + Design
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
2007 Greenfield School, Philadelphia. Exhibition of Sculpture
2006 Show Us Your Drawers, Furniture Society, Herron Gallery, Indianapolis
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
2005 Good Wood, Furniture & Objects from Sustainable Materials, Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA
 Curious? Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
2004 Celebrating Nature, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles - California Design 2004, Baulines Craft Guild, San Francisco
 White House Collection of American Crafts, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, GA
Craft Showcase, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco
Into the Woods, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
2003 Cabinets of Curiosities, International Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia - Into the Woods, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA
 Sculpture Acquisition Project, Albert M. Greenfield School, Philadelphia, PA
 Designing Futures, Craft West, Perth, Australia
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
2002 Clay & Wood, Fine Arts Federation, Burbank, CA - Solo Exhibition, Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert
 Solo Exhibition, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 SOFA, Chicago
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
2001 International Box Exhibition, Tullie House Museum, Scotland -
Feast on Art, Charles A Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
 Chair Show 4, Southern Highland Craft Guild, N.C -
 Anything with a Drawer, Mesa Arts Center, AZ –
 The Birthday Party, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA
 Solo Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida
 SOFA, Chicago
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
2000 Jane and Arthur Mason Collection, Mint Museum of Art + Design – The Shelter Project to benefit, CERF at SOFA, Chicago
 SOFA, Chicago
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1999 Auction: Furniture Society Show -
 Chair Show 3, Southern Highland Craft Guild, N.C - Forest Expressions, World Forestry Center, Portland, OR
 The Circle Unbroken, Invitational, Furniture Society, Huntsville Museum of Art, AL
 SOFA, Chicago
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
 White House Collection of Crafts, Mint Museum of Crafts and Design, Charlotte, NC
1998 L.A. Modern & Beyond, Los Angeles County Museum - Feast on Art, Orange County Museum, CA
 Invitational Exhibition, America House, Piermont-on-Hudson, NY
 Solo Exhibition, Lindsey Gallery, Chicago, IL
 SOFA, Chicago
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1997 Solo Exhibition, Artful Image Gallery, Concord, MA
 SOFA, Chicago
 Art in Embassies Program, Washington DC
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1996-01 White House Collection of American Crafts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and travels to many other museums:
 Huntsville Museum of Art –Albany Institute of History and Art - Minnesota Museum of Art – Philbrook Museum of Art –
Birmingham Museum of Art –De Cordova and Dana Museum of Art - Dayton Art Institute – Hunter Museum of Art –
Portland Art Museum – Lowe Art Museum - Columbus Museum of Art - Delaware Art Museum –
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – Philadelphia Museum of Art -– National Museum of America Art, D.C.
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Just Add Water, Artists and The Aqueous World, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI
1995 Let’s Play House, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, WI
Solo Exhibition, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Solo Exhibition, Primavera Gallery, Ojai, CA
Solo Exhibition, Coda Gallery, Rancho Mirage, CA
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1994 Bridge III, Po Shun Leong, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
 Solo Exhibition, Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
 SOFA, Chicago
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1993 White House Collection of American Crafts, The White House, Washington DC
Fall Focus, Bellagio, Asheville, NC
Solo Exhibition, Worth Gallery, Taos, NM
New Art Forms, Chicago
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1992 100 Ornamental Containers, Craft Alliance, St. Louis –
Woodworking 92, City of Brea Gallery, CA
Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1991 Craft: The Discerning Eye, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, WI
 Solo Exhibition, Maralyn Gallery, Birmingham, AL
 New Art Forms, Chicago
 Furniture for the Mind, Salishan Gallery, Salishan, OR
 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Fair (now Zimmer Gallery), Mendocino, CA
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1990 Solo Exhibition, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA
 American Crafts: A New Decade, Atlanta International Museum of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
 Solo Exhibition, Compositions Gallery, San Francisco CA
 California Woodworking, Brea Civic & Cultural Center, CA
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1989 Bewitched by Craft, American Craft Museum, New York
Solo Exhibition, Maveety Gallery, Salishan, Oregon
 Solo Exhibition, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1988 Solo Exhibition, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 Solo Exhibition, Carlyn Gallery, New York
Solo Exhibition, International Gallery, San Diego CA
Group Exhibition, Langman Gallery, Willow Grove, PA
Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1987 A Survey in Wood, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, CA
 Solo Exhibition, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
 Invitational, Venice Art Walk, CA
1983 Contemporary Craft Auction, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
1976 Salon de Diseno Artesanal, Galeria Universitaria, Mexico City
1975 Contemporary Mexican Furniture, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
1967 Solo painting exhibition, Instituto Anglo Mexicano de Cultura, A.C., Mexico City
1957 First solo show of paintings. Hammersmith Art Gallery, London
1953 Annual exhibition, Special Mention, Royal Drawing Society, London


AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1981-2014 USA & CHINA
 Emeryville Celebration of the Arts Award.
 Furniture design for Beijing Osidea.
 Design Course, Mark Adams School of Woodworking, Indianapolis
 Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon. Talk and demonstration
Oregon College of Art and Craft, Talk and demonstration
 Southern California Woodworking Club, talk & demonstration
Furniture Society Trustee
Artist in Residence for American Forests Famous and Historic Trees founded in 1875
Product design for Trend Pacific Inc. and Walter Fleisher Co. CA
Craftsman Award, Philadelphia Craft Show, PA
Best of Show, awarded by Vice President Walter Mondale at the St. Paul American Craft Council Show, St.Paul, MN
Best of Art Furniture, Woodworking Show, Del Mar, California
 Best of Show, California Woodworking. Juror: Sam Maloof
Craftsman Award, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL
Best of Wood Award, American Crafts Exposition, Evanston, IL
Best of Show, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL
Two Daphne Awards for best chair design, National Furniture Competition NY
Daphne Award, best chair. National Furniture Competition, NY
 

 MONOGRAPH:
1998 PO SHUN LEONG -ART BOXES, Tony Lydgate. Sterling Publishing ISBN 0-8069 9967-5


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2011 Conversations with Wood: The Collection of Ruth and David Waterbury. Minneapolis Institute of Art.
 “Mexican” Modernism in Los Angeles, 1930-1985. Museum of Latin American Art.
 Tables, Lark Studio Series
2010 Wood Art Today 2, Schiffer Ltd
2009 Boxes and Their Makers, Fox Chapel Publishing
 500 Tables, Lark Books
 New Masters of the Wooden Box, Oscar Fitzgerald, Fox Chapel Publishing
2008 500 Chairs, Veronica Gunter, Lark Books
 Vida y Diseno en Mexico s.XX (Life and Design in 20th Century Mexico)
 Dina Comisarenco, Formento Cultural Banamex, Mexico
2007 The Meaning of Craft. Furniture Society
Understanding Art, Lois Fichner-Rathus. 9th edition
Vida Y Diseno, Formento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City
2004 500 Wood Boxes, Veronica Gunter, Lark Books
Celebrating Nature, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
2003 Wood Art Now, Dona Meilach, Schiffer Publishing
2003 Cabinets of Curiosities, Wood Turning Center
2002 Making Heirloom Boxes, Peter Lloyd
2001 Unique Crafts, Philadelphia Museum of Art
2001 Chair Show 4, Southern Highland Craft Guild
Celebrating Boxes, Stobart Davies
Tradition in Contemporary Furniture, Furniture Society
1999 Chair Show3, Southern Highland Craft Guild
1999 The Woodworkers Visual Guide to Pricing, Pierce
1999 The Heart of the Functional Arts, Furniture Society
1998 The Best Of Wood Boxes, Blake
1997 Una Vida, Muchas Vidas, Alfonso Soto Soria, CIDAP, Mexico
1997 The Art Of Making Small Wood Boxes, Tony Lydgate. Sterling
1997 Nouvel Object III, Design House.
1995 Understanding Art, Fichner-Rathus. Prentice Hall
1995 Award Winning Boxes, Tony Lydgate. Sterling Publishing
1995 White House Collection of American Crafts, Michael Monroe
1993 Frank Lloyd Wright, Spenser Hart
1992 The Wright Style, Carla Lind, Simon & Schulster
1988 Contemporary Crafts For The Home, Bill Kraus
1984 Art That Works, Lloyd Herman




MAGAZINE ARTICLES:
2014 Wired magazine
2013 China Furniture, April Edition.
2012 Craft Arts International Edition #84
2011 Article on Po Shun’s furniture by Graciela Kartofel, Art Nexus magazine.
2004-10 Articles not yet listed.
2004 Cabinets of Curiosities, Craft Arts International, Australia - Woodworker
2003 Furniture Society Magazine
2002 American Style - Woodworker Magazine
2001 Woodworker West - Furniture Society Magazine - Woodshop News
2000 Meant to provoke, Brentwood Magazine - Woodworker West - SOFA, Chicago
1999 Outside the box, Los Angeles Times Magazine - Furniture & Cabinet Making - Woodworker’s Gazette
1998 Treasured, American Style - Woodshop News - Harvard Magazine - SOFA, Chicago
1997 The Robb Report - Art in Embassies magazine
1996 The secret world of Po Shun Leong, Woodshop News -
 Fantasy On A Band saw, Australian Wood Review
1995 The Integration of Art & Architecture, American Style American Craft - Monthly Crafts, Seoul, Korea -
Culture Cabinets, Southwest Art - Coda Gallery, Palm Springs Life – Australian Wood Review
1994 SOFA - Edith Lambert Gallery, Art News
1993 Worth Gallery, American Craft - New Art Forms - New Antiques, Town & Country
1991 Gallery Fair, American Craft - New Art Forms
1990 Into Another World, Woodwork - Southern California Woodworker - Matter -
Not Boxed In, Southern California Home & Garden
1989 Bewitched by Craft Auction, American Craft Museum - Maveety Gallery, American Craft -
Objects d’art, Northern California Home & Garden – Secret Places, American Craft
1988 Anne Reed Gallery, American Craft -Contemporary Crafts, Metropolitan Home
1987 Classic Crafts, Designers West – Bandsaw a Crescent Box, Fine Woodworking - American Craft
1982 Classic Crafts, Designers West - And the Winners are…! Interiors - Daphne Awards Presented, Interior Design -
California Designer Garners Daphne Award, Woodworking & Furniture Digest -Furniture Production
1970 Programa de arte, Centro de Danza y Artes Escenicas, Mexico
1968 Murales y Muralistas, Artes de Mexico, Mexico



CURRENT GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Primavera Gallery, Ojai, CA http://www.primaverafineart.com/artists/american-craft/

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Updated: October/ 8/2014