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VAN DUSSELDORP, GREG
VAN DUSSELDORP, GREG
IOWA
My creative endeavors include ceramic sculpture, pottery and painting with an unrefined quality derived from a primitive instinct, freedom of the mind and my quest for provocative images. What drives me to express my unique viewpoint is stretching the materials I work with and interjecting the use of vivid color to the art work. I gather a lot of my inspiration for creation from several different sources. It comes from abstract paintings, folk art, sculpture, ceramics, outsider art and my creative grandparents.

The sculptures are created from thrown forms off the potter’s wheel and shapes that I mold by hand. I like to fabricate a couple dozen forms and begin to pick them up and compose them into sculptures spontaneously. I often choose to interject my personality, lifestyle, and a perverse sense of humor into the sculpture. I like to paint on large ceramic jars, cardboard, wood and canvas. The subject matter of the piece usually ends up with a narrative theme. The theme can come through a sculpture directly, on the surface of a jar or on the flat surface of a painting.

My ceramic work is fired in different types of kilns and atmospheres. The ceramic sculptures are typically fired in a kiln fueled by wood. The use of the wood kiln as a tool to help make my creations has been an important aspect in giving birth to my ceramic sculpture. I find this ancient method of firing exciting, particularly when it comes to filling a wood fired kiln with my sculpture. I believe that losing control of the results of the sculptures with an unpredictable atmosphere and flame pattern just works well with how I manipulate the clay and envision these sculptures. My large jars are decorated with colored slips and are fired with electricity. The electric kiln is a very controlled atmosphere so I can achieve a very clean and fairly predictable decoration. I enjoy using both methods of firing to achieve the different results that I desire.

There are many artists in differing fields that ignite my interest. The paintings of Dubuffet, Twombly. Pollock and Basquiat, the sculptural work of Miro, Arneson and Oursler and the raw energy of the ceramic work by Voulkos are some of the artists that I admire. I also marvel at the art work of folk artists, outsiders and graffiti artists. The personal styles that each artist portrays and the commitment they have made to being creative moves me emotionally to become an imaginative artist.

EDUCATION
1993
M.F.A. Ceramics, Drawing, School of Art & Art History
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
1991
M.A. Ceramics, Drawing, School of Art & Art History
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1982
B.A. Art, Mass Communications, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aug. 2001 - July 2002
Aug. 2003 - Sept. 2004
Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2008
Adjunct Professor of Art, Ceramics, Fine Arts Department, Iowa Wesleyan College Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
- Instruction of ceramics with a focus on functional and sculptural high fire stoneware
June - July 2008
Adjunct Professor Art, Ceramics, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
- Instruction of Cermics II and III. Functional high stoneware
June 2007
Artist-in-Residence, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine
- Creation of ceramic art objects and ideas
Aug. 2002 - July 2003
Assistant Professor of Art, Ceramics, Fine Arts Department, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
- Instruction of ceramics with a focus on functional and sculptural high fire stoneware
January 1996 - May 1996
Visiting Professor, Ceramics, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
- Instruction of beginning ceramic classes with emphasis on raku techniques and organization of the graduate student workshop
June 1993 - July 1994
Artist-in-Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
- Maintenance of ceramic studio and creation of art objects and ideas
Jan - July 1994
Ceramic Instructor, Community Classes, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
- Demonstration of throwing and glazing techniques. Loading and firing of bisque and glaze kilns
Aug. 1993 - June 1994
Ceramic Technician, Archie Bray Foundation Clay Business, Helena, Montana
- Forklift operation, organization and packing of orders to be shpped, mixing clay and maintaining clay making facilities and handling retail sales
Aug. 1991 - May 1993
Teaching and Technical Assistant, Ceramic Department, School of Art and Art history, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
- Construction of sale and wood fired kilns which include skills of carpentry, welding and brick laying. Instruction of low fire and stoneware hand building methods, glazing techniques and firing processes

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
July - December 1997
Board of Directors, Arts/Iowa City, Iowa City, Iowa
- A position which helps raises funds, encourages memberships, creates policy and procedures and represent the organization to the public.
June 1990 - May 1991
University of Iowa Gallery Coordinator, Operation of student galleries
- Received applications, scheduled weekly shows and maintained the gallery
February 1990 - 1992
Member Aug. 1989 - May 1993
University of Iowa Ceramics Society
- Responsibilities included making reservations, contacting individual artists, delegation of duties to ceramic society members and organization of ceramic society sales to support the group

EXHIBITIONS
2008
Alumni Exhibition: Buena Vista University – Art Gallery Storm Lake, Iowa.
Legacy: Bunny McBride – Akar Design - Iowa City, Iowa.
2006
Vessels – Quad City International Airport Gallery, Quad City Arts, Moline, Illinois
2005
Off The Wall - CSPS, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Painted Pots – Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2004
30 Artists x 5 Pots - Akar Design Iowa City, Iowa
Area Code 319: Ceramics from Eastern Iowa – CSPS Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Eastern Iowa Ceramics Invitational - Iowa Artisans Gallery Iowa City, Iowa
2003
Wichita National – The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
Tozan Pottery Exhibit – Northern Arizona University Museum of Art, Flagstaff, Arizona
2002
Southeast Iowa Invitational – Iowa Wesleyan College, PEO Building, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Woodfired Sculpture – Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Holiday Show – Art on Main, Mt Pleasant, Iowa
2001
Fine Art of Wood Fire – Iowa Wesleyan College, PEO Building, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
National Juried Cup Show – Kent State University, Gallery 38, Kent, Ohio
2001: Clay Odyssey – Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
2000
Alumni Exhibition: University of Iowa – Levitt Center for University Advancement, Iowa City, Iowa
Flower Baskets – Lindquist Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Making Connections-Iowa Designer Crafts Association – Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, Iowa
Holiday Show – Olson-Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, Iowa
1999
20th Anniversary Exhibition – Olsen-Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, Iowa
Bi-State Competitive Art exhibition – Davenport Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa
Project Art – University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa
Art Under Glass – Mid Coast Fine Arts, Rock Island, Illinois
1998
Crossroads in Clay – Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio
Iowa Crafts: 31 – Charles H. MacNider Musuem, Mason City, Iowa
Holiday Show – Olson-Larsen Galleries, West Des Moines, Iowa
1997
Wood Fired Invitational – George Calib-Bingham Gallery,University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Oregon Clay/97 National. Made By Men – Renshaw Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
Arts/ Iowa City Members Show – Arts/Iowa City, Nina Lou Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
1996
Comrades in Clay IV – JG Gallery, Coralville, Iowa
Made in Kent – School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Iowa Designer Craft 96 – Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
1995
Feats of Clay VIII – Gladding & Bean Terra Cotta Factory, Lincoln, California
Wood Fired Sculpture – Catherine’s, Iowa City, Iowa
Sculpture/Painting – Joan Kuyper Farver Gallery, Pella Community Center, Pella, Iowa
Iowa Craft 95 – Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
1994
The Archie Bray Foundation: A Ceramic Tradition – Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art,
Great Falls, Montana
Archie Bray Foundation Exhibition – Gallery I/O, New Orleans, Louisiana
Comrades in Clay III – Clinton Art Association Gallery, Clinton, Iowa
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts: 1994 Resident Artists–Warehouse Gallery, Helena,
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts: Resident Artists – Holter Museum of Art, Helena
Form/Function: Diversity in Iowa Crafts – Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
Archie Bray Foundation: Summer Residents Exhibition – C.M.U. Gallery, University of Washington,
Seattle, Washington
1993
Death of a Maverick – Eve Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa School of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
6 at Clapp – Clapp Recital Hall, University of Iowa Music Building, Iowa City
From Function to Fantasy: Contemporary Clay Invitational – Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City
Comrades in Clay – Arts/Iowa City, Iowa City, Iowa
M.F.A. Exhibition – University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Iowa Fire – Quad Cities Art Center, Rock Island, Illinois
Legacy of the Archie Bray Foundation: Bray Resident Exhibition – Warehouse Gallery, Helena, Montana
Carbon County Arts Guild National Juried Show: The Depot Gallery, Red Lodge, Montana
1992
Iowa Designer Crafts Association Exhibition – Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois
Comrades in Clay – Joan Kuyper Farver Gallery, Pella Community Center, Pella, Iowa
Muscatine Art Center Biennial Jury Show – Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, Iowa
Iowa Designers Crafts Association Juried Exhibition – Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids
1991
49th Annual Juried Competition – Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa
Shed the Skin of Fear – Checkered Space, University of Iowa School of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
Woodfired Clay: Buckets and Sculpture – Eve Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa School of Art,
Iowa City, Iowa
Buena Vista College Alumni Centennial Purchase Show – Buena Vista College Gallery, Storm Lake, Iowa
Primitive Influences – Joan Kuyper Farver Gallery, Pella Community Center, Pella, Iowa
Clay is Mud, Mud is Art – Eve Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa School of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
1990
Bitch and Whine – Eve Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa School of Art & art History, Iowa City, Iowa
Salon XIII Student Exhibition – Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Clay Jars and Sculpture – Joan Kuyper Farver Gallery, Pella Community Center, Pella, Iowa
Two Man Exhibition – Buena Vista College Gallery, Storm Lake, Iowa
Clay: Form and Function – Eve Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa School of Art & art History,
Iowa City, Iowa

ORGANIZATIONS
CAA – College Art Association – Member
NCECA – National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts

COLLECTIONS
Joan Mannheimer – Des Moines, Iowa
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts – Helena, Montana
Gerald & Sandra Eskin – Iowa City, Iowa
Robert O. Taunt III – Helena, Montana
Toni & Clark Broadbent - Helena, Montana
Kent State University, School of Art - Kent, Ohio
Buena Vista University - Storm Lake, Iowa
University of Iowa School of Art and Art History - Iowa City
Northern Arizona University Museum of Art - Flagstaff, Arizona

WORKSHOPS
Montana State University - Bozeman, Montana
University of Indiana - Bloomington, Indiana
University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri
St. Ambrose University - Davenport, Iowa
Central University of Iowa - Pella, Iowa

LECTURES
Western Illinois University - Macomb, Illinois
Kent State University - Kent, Ohio
Holter Museum of Art, - Helena, Montana
Carroll College - Helena, Montana
Buena Vista University - Storm Lake, Iowa
Art Sandwiched In, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Colloquium, School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa - Iowa City, Iowa

PUBLICATIONS
Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics – Paul Mathieu

JUROR
Art Splash – Sioux City Art Museum Art Fair - 2003