I make ceramics because I know how ...and I like to. My work is influenced by the culture I live in, the machine age, the urban environment, the media, and fad and fashion. In 1981 visited the Soviet Union as a guest of the USSR Union of Artists and have been to a number of symposia in Eastern Europe during the ensuing years. I find that humanity and the human condition have also entered my work as a result of those experces. In the past I acted as an observer; now I feel more like a parienticipant.
RIMAS T. VISGIRDA BORN Kaunas, Lithuania; U.S.A. Citizenship: Naturalization Certificate No. A-441216 EDUCATION MFA Washington State University; Ceramics, 1973 MA, BA California State University, Sacramento; 1971, 1973 ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS 1993 Vilnius, LITHUANIA: ARKAGALLERY 1991 Sacramento, CA: JENNIFER PAULS GALLERY 1989 Chicago, IL: LITHUANIAN MUSEUM OF ART: SIXTH LITHUANIAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY St. Cloud, MN: ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS American Art Clay Company, Indianapolis, IN Belgium State Museum, Brussels, Belgium City of Panevezys, Lithuania Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Westerville, OH JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wl Kasahara Health Center, Kasahara, Japan Kohler Company, Kohler, Wl Leslie Ceramics, Berkeley, CA Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN McDonald Corporation, Chicago, IL Minnesota Clay, Bloomington, MN Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic Nelson Museum, University of California, Davis, CA Panevezys Glass Factory, Panevezys, Lithuania Tennessee State Museum, Nashville,TN GROUP EXHIBITIONS, selected 1994 "Fifth Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art," JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY, Davis,CA "A Tea Party - 16th Annual," FERRIN GALLERY, Northampton, MA "LeMieux Invitational," LEMIEUX GALLERIES, New Orleans, LA "Clay Directions '94," DAIRY BARN ARTS CENTER, Athens, OH 1993 "4 Ceramists," Vlll Lithuanian Symposium of Arts and Sciences, LITHUANIAN MUSEUM OF ART, Lemont, IL "Downtown Lives," DADA, Los Angeles, CA "350 Years of Contemporary Ceramics," THE ART STORE GALLERY, Pasadena, CA "Clay for Collectors," CLAY PLACE, Pittsburgh, PA "Cups - National Invitational," ARTWORKS GALLERY, Seattle, WA "The Narrative in Ceramics," THE FARRELL COLLECTION, Washington, DC "NCECA Clay National -'93," SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART, San Diego, CA 1992 "AMACO Selects," HERRON GALLERY, Indianapolis, IN "Objects '92," OLSON-LARSEN GALLERIES, Des Moines, IA "Selected Recent Acquisitions," RICHARD L. NELSON GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Davis, CA "Panevezys '92," LITHUANIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE ARTS, Vilnius, LITHUANIA "Chicago International New Art Forms," NAVY PIER, Chicago, IL "Beyond the Obvious," ST. OLAF COLLEGE, Northfield, MN "V International Triennial of Ceramics," Sopot, Poland "Fourth International Sculpture Exhibition," UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ART GALLERY, Honolulu, Hl "Minnesota Metaphor," ROCHESTER ART CENTER, Rochester, MN "Daile '91," LITHUANIAN MUSEUM OF ART, Chicago, IL 1990 "Ceramic Narrative," JENNIFER PAULS GALLERY, Sacramento, CA "Our Ladies of Art," JM KOHLER ARTS CENTER, Sheboygan, Wl "Sacramento," SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, San Francisco, CA "Scripps Annual," LANG GALLERY/SCRIPPS COLLEGE, Claremont, CA 1989 "Panevezys Ceramics," CIVIC EXHIBITION HALL, Leningrad, USSR "Chicago International New Art l~orms," NAVY PIER, Chicago, IL
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