David Ellsworth

Biography

DATE OF BIRTH: June 25, 1944 - Iowa City, Iowa
      
EDUCATION:
   1965-1966 – Washington University. St. Louis, MO. - Architecture
   1966-1970 – New School for Social Research. New York City, NY. - Fine Arts
   1970-1971 - University of Colorado - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture
   1971-1973 - University of Colorado - Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
   AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNERS – St.
        Paul, MN. Merit Award, 2011
   BELLAS ARTES GALLERY - New York City, N.Y. 1991
   BELLAS ARTES GALLERY - Santa Fe, N.M. 1989
   COOPER-LYNN GALLERY - New York City, NY. 1985
   DEL MANO GALLERY - Los Angeles, CA. 1997, 2000
   GREAT AMERICAN GALLERY - Atlanta, GA. 1984, 1987
   HAND AND SPIRIT GALLERY - Scottsdale, AZ. 1994
   JAMES A. MICHENER MUSEUM – New Hope, PA. 2005 (Retrospective)
   MATERIA GALLERY – Scottsdale, AZ. 1999
   MENDELSON GALLERY - Washington, CT. 1992, 1997
   METROPOLITAN STATE COLLEGE - Denver, CO. 1973
   OKUN GALLERY - Santa Fe, NM. 1995
   PATINA GALLERY – Santa Fe, NM. 2004
   PRITAM & EAMES - Easthampton, NY. 1983
   PRO ART GALLERY - St. Louis, MO. 1988
   SHELDON MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM - Lincoln, NE. 1979
   WOODS GALLERY – Sun Valley, ID. 2006
   WOOD TURNING CENTER, Philadelphia, PA 2008

PERMANENT MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
   ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM - Allentown, PA
   ARKANSAS CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Little Rock, AR
   ASHVILLE ART MUSEUM – Ashville, NC
   CARNAGIE MUSEUM OF ART – Pittsburgh, PA
   CHARLES WUSTUM MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS – Racine, WI
   CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM OF ART- Honolulu, HI
   CROCKER MUSEUM OF ART, Sacramento, CA
   CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART, Manchester, NH
   DENVER ART MUSEUM - Denver, CO
   DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ART - Detroit, MI
   FIGGI MUSEUM OF ART – Davenport, IA
   FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco, CA
   FULLER CRAFT MUSEUM – Brockton, MA
   HIGH MUSEUM OF ART - Atlanta, GA
   LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART – Long Beach, CA
   LONGHOUSE RESERVE – East Hampton, NY
   LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - Los Angeles, CA
   METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - New York City, NY
   MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, Minneapolis, MN
   MINT MUSEUM of ART+DESIGN- Charlotte, NC
   MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART - Mobile, AL
   MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN (FORMERLY AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM)NYC,NY
   MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
   MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - Boston, MA
   MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS – Honolulu, HI
   NATIONAL COLLECTION OF AMERICAN ART, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
   PHILADELPHIA ART MUSEUM - Philadelphia, PA
   SCHOOL OF AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN – Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
   SHELDON MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM - Lincoln, NE
   THE WHITE HOUSE - Washington, D.C.
   UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ART, Ann Arbor, MI
   VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM – London, England
   WOOD TURNING CENTER – Philadelphia, PA
   WORLD FORESTRY CENTER MUSEUM – Portland, OR
   YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, New Haven, CT


RECOGNITIONS:
   FELLOW of the AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL – 2001
   PEW FOUNDATION - $50,000 Fellowship Grant, 1999
   NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS - $15,000 Fellowship Grant 1984
   PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS - $5,000 Fellowship Grant 1988
   CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY of AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY by John S. Bowman. Cambridge University Press, 1995
   ORAL HISTORY - Special Collections, Columbia University Libraries, Columbia University, NYC, NY. Author: Richard Polsky – 1987
   ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM – Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008
   COLORADO ARTIST/CRAFTSMAN AWARD - 1977
   LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP - American Association of Woodturners - 1992
   LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Collectors of Wood Art, 2002
   PRESIDENT – American Association of Woodturners, 1986-1991
   BOARD OF TRUSTEES: American Craft Council 2005-2010
   MASTER OF THE MEDIUM AWARD – James A. Renwick Alliance, 2009
      
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:
   AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM - "Craft America-Poetry of the Physical." NYC, NY 1987
   AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM - "The Art of Woodturning." NYC, NY. 1983
   AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM - "Tea Service." NYC, NY. 1993
   AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM - "New Acquisitions". NYC, NY. 1993
   AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM - “Expressions in Wood: The Warnick Collection”. NYC, NY 1998
   ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER - “Moving Beyond Tradition: A Turned-Wood Invitational”. Little Rock, AR 1997
   ARIZONA STATE ART MUSEUM - “Turned Wood Now: Redefining the Lathe Turned Object”. Tempe, AZ. 1995, 1997
   ARIZONA STATE ART MUSEUM – “Turning Point”. Tempe, AZ 2006
   BISHHOP MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS - “Hawaii Craftsmen”, Honolulu, HI 1986, 1997.
   CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM – “Outside the Ordinary”, N&D Wolf Collection, Cincinnati, OH 2009
   CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM OF ART - “International Woodturners”, Coral Springs, FL. 2006
   CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS - "Woodturning." Corning, New York. 1979
   CRAFT & FOLK ART MUSEUM - "The Vessel: Studies in Form & Media", Los Angeles, CA. 1989
   CRAFT & FOLK ART MUSEUM – “Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions”, Los Angeles, CA. 2004
   CRAFT COUNCIL OF IRELAND – “Tracing the Line”. Castle Yard, Kilkenny, Ireland. 2006
   FIGGE MUSEUM OF ART – “Branching Out: The Art of Wood”. Davenport, IA. 2009
   FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO – “Contemporary Works from the Saxe Collection. San Francisco, CA 1999.
   GREENVILLE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - "Gallery of Turned Objects." Greenville, SC. 1982
   HIGH MUSEUM OF ART - "By the Hand: Twentieth Century Crafts". Atlanta, GA. 1990
   HIGH MUSEUM OF ART - "Shop Traditions/Studio Expressions". Atlanta, GA. 1988
   HIGH MUSEUM OF ART - "Permanent Collection". Atlanta, GA. 1993
   HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART - "New Masters Workshop". Huntington, WV 1991
   JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM - "In Our Circle". Doylestown, PA 1991
   JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM – “The Contemporary Eye”. New Hope, PA 2005
   JESSE BESSER MUSEUM OF ART - Alpena, MI. 1985
   KENTUCKY MUSEUM OF ART. “Turning 20 – Still Evolving”. Louisville, KY. 2006
   KUNSTINDUSTRIE MUSEUM OF ART - “Celebrating American Craft”. Copenhagen, DM 1997
   MINNESOTA INSTITUTE OF ART – “Wood Turning in North America Since 1930”. Minn., MN 2001
   MITCHELL MUSEUM - "Past & Present: Ongoing Traditions in American Craft Art." Mt. Vernon, IL. 1993
   MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART – The Bohlen Collection”. Mobile, AL 2005
   MONMOUTH MUSEUM - "Contemporary Arts: An Expanding View". Lincroft, NJ. 1986
   MUSEE des ARTS DECORATIFS - "Crafts Today USA" Paris, France. 1989
   MUSEUM OF ART - “Aha Hana Lima”. Honolulu, HI 1997
   NATIONAL GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART - "The White House Craft Collection", Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1995
   NUEBERGER MUSEUM OF ART - "Jacobson Collection", SUNY, Purchase, NY. 1993
   OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA - “Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from The Wornick Collection”. Oakland, CA 1997
   OHIO CRAFT MUSEUM – “Be Our Guest”. Columbus, OH. 2010
   PORT OF HISTORY MUSEUM - "International Turned Objects Show." Philadelphia, PA. 1988
   PORT OF HISTORY MUSEUM - "Challenge IV". Philadelphia, PA. 1991
   RENWICK GALLERY of the Smithsonian Institution - "The Jacobson Collection of Turned Wood Bowls". Washington, D.C. 1986
   RENWICK GALLERY of the Smithsonian Institution - "Renwick at 25", Washington, D.C., 1997
   ROCHESTER ART CENTER – “Contemporary American Woodturning”, Rochester, MN, 2006
   SHELDON MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM - Lincoln, NE. 1979
   TIFTON MUSEUM OF ART & HERITAGE - “From Ancient Craft To Fine Art”. Tifton, GA. 1997
   TRENTON CITY MUSEUM OF ART - "The Forest Refined." Trenton, NJ. 1992
   UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM - "Redefining the Late-Turned Object". Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. 1993, 1995, 1997
   WOODMERE MUSEUM OF ART - "Pennsylvania Lathe-Turned Objects: 1700-1990". Philadelphia, PA 1990
   WOOD TURNING CENTER – “Artists’ Reflections”. Philadelphia, PA 2005
   YALE UNIVERSITY ART LIBRARY – “Woodturning in North America Since 1930”, New Haven, CT. 2002

RESIDENCIES:
   ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER - Aspen, CO. 1974-5, 2006
   ARTPARK - Lewiston, New York. 1983
   BISHOP MUSEUM OF FINE ART - "Hawaii Craftsmen", Honolulu, HI. 1986
   HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ART. "New Masters Workshop." Huntington, WV. 1991
   SCHOOL FOR AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN - Visiting Assoc. Professor. R.I.T., Rochester, NY. 1985
   RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN – Visiting Professor. Providence, RI, 2006

JUROR:
   “BRANCHING OUT” – Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA. 2002
   GALLERY OF TURNED OBJECTS SHOW - Amaranth Gallery. Philadelphia, PA. 1981
   “NATURE TAKES A TURN” – Minnesota Museum of American Art. St. Paul, MN. 2001
   NEW JERSEY STATE MUSEUM CRAFT SHOW - Trenton, New Jersey. 1986
   PHILADELPHIA CRAFT SHOW - Philadelphia, PA. 1990
   "REDEFINING THE LATHE-TURNED OBJECT" - Museum of Fine Arts, ASU , Scottsdale, AZ. 1994
   RINGLING MUSEUM CRAFT SHOW - Sarasota, FL. 1985
   WHATCOM MUSEUM ANNUAL - Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA. 1993
   "WOODTURNING: VISION & CONCEPT" - Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN. 1985

PUBLICATIONS:
   “ELLSWORTH ON WOODTURNING”. Fox Chapel Publishing, Lancaster, PA 2008

GALLERIES:
   
   CERVINI-HAAS GALLERY
   480-429-6116
   WWW.CERVINIHASS.COM
 
   PATINA GALLERY
   131 WEST PALACE AVE.
   SANTA FE, NM 87501
   505-986-1878
   WWW.PATINA-GALLERY.COM

   GUMPS
   135 Post St.
   San Francisco, CA 94108
   (800) 766-7628