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Rimas VisGirda



Woman With Knit Hat

ceramic-multifire
12"x 6"x 5"
1994

Artist Statement

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.


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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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