John Roloff

 

Lives and works in Oakland, CA

http://www.johnroloff.com

 

Bio:

John Roloff is a visual artist who works conceptually with site, process and natural systems.  He is known primarily for his outdoor kiln/furnace projects done from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s as well as other large-scale environmental and gallery installations investigating geologic and natural phenomena.  Based on a background in science, his work engages poetic and site-specific relationships between material, concept and performance in the domains of geology, ecology, architecture, ceramics, industry and mining, metabolic systems and history.  He studied geology at UC Davis, Davis, CA with Professor Eldridge Moores and others during the formative days of plate tectonics in the mid-1960’s.  Subsequently, he studied art with Bob Arneson and William T. Wiley also at UC Davis in the late 1960’s.  In addition to numerous environmental, site-specific installations in the US, Canada and Europe, his work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, UC Berkeley Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, Photoscene Cologne, the Venice Architectural and Art Biennales and The Snow Show in Kemi, Finland.  He has received 3 artist’s visual arts fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, a California Arts Council grant for visual artists and a Bernard Osher Fellowship at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA.   He is represented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, CA and is tenured faculty in Sculpture/Ceramics, San Francisco Art Institute.  More information is available at www.johnroloff.com.

 

Commissions/Environmental Installations:

2015     Landscape Projection: The Sea within the Land (Salinian/Franciscan), Fung Collaboratives Carmel site, Carmel, CA.

2013     Rapson Group, Rapson Hall, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

2012-13 Étude Atlantis, Atlantic City Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ, Fung Collaborative Projects

2009-10 Quaternary Explorations: Tule Elk Habitat, site studies, Presidio, San Francisco, CA

2008-12 San Francisco Wharf Complex, site studies, NFS/Bernard Osher/NEA grant/fellowship, San Francisco, CA

2006-12 Oakland Estuary Channel Project, with Lewis deSoto and Sasaki & Associates, Oakland, CA

2006     The Seventh Climate (Paradise Reconsidered), I-5 Colonnade Project, Pro Parks Levy, Seattle, WA.

2006     Protogaea Civica III (Santa Rosa, CA), Stratigraphic Column III (San Andreas), Sonoma Museum of Art,   Santa Rosa, CA.

2005     Protogaea Civica (Geology Flags: Franciscan Formation/San Francisco, CA II), San Francisco Civic         Center, San Francisco, CA

2005     Valley Scan, San Fernando Valley Metro Rapid Transitway Project, Los Angeles, CA.

2004     Pure Mix, The Snow Show, Kemi, Finland (collaboration with Diller + Scofidio).

2004     Site Index, Rapson Hall, College of Design, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

2002     Stratigraphic Column, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA.

2000     Wrangelia I & II, proposal drawings, commissioned by the Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

2000-06 The Middle of the World, Staten Island Ferries artwork, NYC, NY (collaboration with Werner Klotz).

1999     Eocene/Pliocene,  Paradise Wood Sculpture Grove, Santa Rosa, CA.

1996     Pitzer Project: A Prototype System for the Production and Redistribution of Ancient Sunlight, Pitzer         College, Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA.

1996     Compost Project, ALTER Project, Slippery Rock College, Slippery Rock, PA.

1993     Deep Gradient/Suspect Terrain (Seasons of the Sea ‘Adrift’), Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA.

1993     Fragment: The Hidden Sea (Island of Refuge), Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

1992     Metabolism and Mortality/O2, Tyler School Of Art, Elkins Park, PA.

1989     Humboldt Ship, CSU Humboldt, Arcata, CA.

1989     Vanishing Ship (Third State), Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA.

1988     Oculus:  Dead Sea/Oil Field, Arvada Art Center, Arvada, CO.

1988     Oculus:  Emerson/ Beebe, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and The Santa Barbara Museum of       Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA.

1988     Untitled (Earth Orchid), Hartford School Of Art,  Hartford, CT.

1988     Isla De Umunnum (Island of the Hummingbirds), Elkhorn Slough Estuarine Reserve, Moss Landing, CA.

1987     Talking Tree, University Of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV.

1986     Winter Stream/Drifting Rowboat (Overturned), San Francisco, CA.

1986     Ancient Valley (Sea Floor), Swanston Light Rail Station, Sacramento, CA.

1985     Ancient Shoreline:  Island for Lake Lahontan, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV.

1984     Wave Ship (of Fire)/Ice Ship (of Glass), Detroit, MI.

1984     Collision:  Lava Ship/Trellis Ship, San Rafael, CA.

1982     Mountain Kiln/Black Orchid, Sculpture 12/ISC, Oakland, CA.

1981     Wave Kiln 1 and 2, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

1980     Prairie Starfish/Glacial Epoch, Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada.

1980     Land Monitor/ Fired Volcanic Boulder, Albuquerque, NM.

1979     Fired and Glazed Earth Piece, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.

 

One Person Exhibitions:

2012     The Sea Within the Sea, Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011     Phantom Herd and Selected Works, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2006     Thermodynamics of Silence/New Work, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2002     Holocene Passage, “Intervening the Space, “Archivio Emily Harvey, “NEXT,” La Biennale di Venezia, Mostra Internazionale di Architettura Venice, Italy.

2001     Original Depositional Environment, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.

2000     John Roloff: Displacements, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (catalog).

1999     Morphology of Change, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY.

1999     Terrain into Architecture: Projection and Displacement, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD.

1998     The Rising Sea, Images and Constructions from South Florida and Other Selected Works, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, Florida (catalog).

1998     Dialogues with Nature, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY.

1998     Agricola:  Four Works 1994-97, Hartnell College, Salinas, CA.

1996     Draped Flames, Manchester CG, Pittsburgh, PA.

1992     Metafossil, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.

1989     Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1988     Hartford School Of Art, Hartford CT.

1987     University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

1986     Himovitz-Solomon Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1985     University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV.

1984     Night Ships/The Frozen Sea, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1982     Kiln Projects: Works in Progress, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

1981     Theo Portnoy Gallery, New York, NY.

1981     Land Monitors, Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1980     Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1979     Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1977     Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA.

1975     The River at the Bottom of the Sea – In Exile, Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA.

1975     University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

1973     CSU, Humboldt, Arcata, CA.

 

Group Exhibitions:

2015     Data Clay: Digital Strategies for Parsing the Earth, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA.

2015     Hydrarchy: Power, Globalism and the Sea, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

2014     Sym.bo.osis: Art and Science Intersect, Santa Rosa, CA.

2014     Great Lakes, with Neil Forrest, NCECA Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

2013     Solid Concept, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.

2012     Artists of the Metro Orange Line, Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA.

2011     Ground Water: Out of Sight/Site Out of Mind, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH.

2011     Overturned: Clay Without Limits, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, (curated by Gwen Chanzit, catalog).

2010-11 Habitats, Presidio, San Francisco, CA, Fore-Site Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

2010     Edges of Light, Benicia Art Center, Benicia, CA.

2009     Wonderland – TAAD/Queen Amie Studio, collaboration with Doug Hall, San Francisco, CA (curated by Lance Fung, catalog).

2009     Adventures of the Fire, The 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, Korea (curated by Jeonghee Choi, catalog).

2009     Perils in the Sublime (A Poetic Consideration of Ecology, Landscape and Reconstruction), NCECA 2009, Phoenix, AZ.

2008     Conceptual Art from California, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, n.n.k., Berlin, Germany, curated by Kathrin Becker.

2008     Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, curated by Kate Eilertson/Berin Golau (catalog).

2008     We Remember the Sun, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, curated by Mary Ellen Johnson.

2008     Observing, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, curated by Susan Schwartzenberg.

2007     Excavations, Johansson Projects, Ego Park Gallery, Oakland, CA.

2005     High 5, site works, International Center for the Arts, SFSU, San Francisco, CA.

2005     Metro Orange Line Art Exhibition, Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA.

2005     Western Biennale of Art, Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, curated by Edward Lucie-Smith (catalog).

2005     Technological Sublime, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, curated by Lisa Tamaris-Becker (catalog).

2004     Material Matters, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2004     Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces, Camera Work, San Francisco, CA, curated by Paule Levine (catalog-special issue of Camera Work Journal).

2004     Process, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, curated by Chandra Cerrito (catalog).

2004     Site Index: Rebecca Krinke/John Roloff, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2004     Topographies, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA and Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art, Pasadena, CA (catalog), curated by Karen Moss.

2004     The Snow Show, Kemi, Finland, curated by Lance Fung.

2003     The Snow Show: New York, Scandinavia  House, New York, NY.

2003     The Snow Show: Venice,  Palazzo Zorzi, Venice Art Biennale, Venice, Italy.

2002     Richard Barnes, John Roloff, Kim Kuros, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA.

2001     Extraordinary,   SFAI Faculty Exhibition, SFAI, San Francisco, CA, curated by Madeleine Grynsztejn, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA.

2001     Fluency, Alfred State University, Alfred, NY (catalog).

2001     Adrift, Bedford Gallery,  Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.

2000     Bounded Intervals,  Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (catalog).

2000     New Prometheans,  COCA and University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

2000     Open House: Art on Site 1, 362 Waller St., San Francisco, CA (brochure, video catalog).

2000     hunt, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ.

2000     terra sacČre,  Puffin Room, New York, NY.

1998     MATRIX/Berkeley: 20 Years, University Art Museum, UCB, Berkeley, CA (catalog).    

1997     Downtown Arts Festival, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY.

1997     The Nature of Materials, Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY.

1997     Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, CCAC, Oakland, CA.

1996     Photoscene Cologne, EAC--Versuchsreihe, Cologne, Germany.

1996     Tom Marioni-John Roloff, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA.

1995     Facing Eden:  100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA (catalog).

1995     From Plastic Form to Printer’s Plate: 16 Contemporary Sculptor/Printmakers, Touring Exhibition, CCAC, 1995; Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, 1995; Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, 1996; Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH, 1996, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX, 1996; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 1996 97; Barton County College, Shafer `Art Gallery, Great Bend, KS, 1997.

1994     Color in the Shadows, Bay Area Cyber Art, CCAC, Oakland, CA, curated by Mark Bartlett (catalog).

1992     Fragile Ecologies:  Artist’s Interpretations And Solutions, Queens Museum Of Art, Queens, NY, curated by Barbara Matilsky (traveling exhibit, book).

1992     American Ceramics, Priamąr Fortress, Palazzo della Sibilla, Savona, Italy.

1991     Constructions Of Meaning, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, (catalog).

1990     San Francisco/Leningrad Ecological Arts Project. Somar Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1989     The Boat Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

1989     Eco-Systems, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA.

1986     Second Newport Biennial:  The Bay Area, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalog).

1986     Poetry of the Physical, Museum of American Crafts, New York, NY (traveling show, catalog).

1986     Material and Metaphor, Contemporary American Ceramic Sculpture, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL (catalog).

1986     Voyages, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (catalog).

1986     10 Years After: Richard Shaw, Ed Blackburn, Tony Costanza, Red Ekks, John Roloff, CSU Fullerton, CA.

1985     Contemporary American Ceramics:  Twenty Artists, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalog).

1984     A Passionate Vision, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.

1983     Ceramic Directions: A Contemporary Overview, SUNY, Stoneybrook, NY (catalog).

1983     Process in Site-Specific Sculpture: California Documentations, Lisa Hein, John Roloff, Christian Schiess, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA.

1982     Nature as Metaphor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (catalog).

1982     Six Artists, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA.

1982     Forgotten Dimension, A Survey of Small Sculpture in California, Now, Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA,   traveling exhibition (catalog).

1981-83 Matter, Meaning and Memory, Honolulu Academy of Art, Honolulu, HI, traveling                      exhibition (catalog).

1981     John Roloff-Franklin Williams, Sonoma, State University, Rhonert Park, CA.

1980     Five Sculptors, Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, (catalog).

1980     Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalog).

1980     Continental Clay Connection, Norman McKenzie Gallery, Regina, Sasketchewan, Canada            (catalog).

1979     Northern California Clay Routes, Sculpture Now, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco,   CA (catalog).

1979     Trains, Planes, Boats, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (catalog).

1979     Large Scale Ceramic Sculpture, UC Davis, Davis, CA.

1978     Clay from Molds, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI (catalog).

1978     Landscape, New Views, Cornell University, Ithica, NY.

1977     Scripps National Ceramic Invitational, Lang Art Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (catalog).

1977     Ceramic Conjunction Invitational, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (catalog).

1977     Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (catalog).

1977     Drinking Companions, Part I, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI.

1976     Richard Shaw, Ed Blackburn, Tony Costanza, Red Ekks, John Roloff, CSU Fullerton, CA (catalog).

1976     Works in Clay, University of Akron, Akron, OH (catalog).

1976     Invitational Show, CSU Humboldt, Arcata, CA.

1976     Drawing Show, Bradley University, Peoria, Il.

1975     OK Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, (catalog).

1975     Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY (catalog).

1975     Clay USA, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC (catalog).

1975     Images of Cups, Smith Anderson Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.

1975     Brand V Ceramic Conjunction, Glendale, CA (catalog).

1974     Clay Images, CSU, Los Angeles, CA (catalog).

1974     Brand IV Ceramic Conjunction, Glendale, CA (catalog).

1974     California Ceramics and Glass, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (catalog).

1974     Ceramic Invitational, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1974     Faculty Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.

1973     Natives of TB-9, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1973     Group Show, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1972     Plates, Platters and Bowls Invitational, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

1972     Faculty Show, CSU Humboldt, Arcata, CA.

1972     Graduate Students from Sac State and UC Davis, Artist’s Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

1972     Group Show, Redwood Art Association, Arcata, CA.

1972     Student Show, CSU Humboldt, awarded the “Ceramic Guild Award.”

1971     Two Person Show with Chuck Forsman, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA.

1970     Coffee, Tea and Other Cups, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY (catalog).

1970     The Davis Bunch, Artist Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

 

Selected Internet Presence:

Anglim Gilbert Gallery (formerly Gallery Paule Anglim): http://www.anglimgilbertgallery.com/Roloff.html

Anthropocene Projections: http://anthroposcenemanifesto.com/2015/07/john-roloff-anthropocene-projections/

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution: http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/past_acquisitions.cfm

John Roloff Papers, 1980-2002: http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/john-roloff-papers-11587

Oral history interview with John Roloff, 2009 August 17-18:

http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-john-roloff-15703

http://americanart.si.edu/search/artist_bio.cfm?StartRow=1&ID=4107

Art Cyclopedia:  http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/roloff_john.html

Art in Context: http://www.artincontext.org/artist/r/john_roloff/images.htm

The-Artists.Org: http://the-artists.org/ArtistView.cfm?id=5E606B00-D087-4290-AC32A9BBE9F2C1FE

Djerassi Resident Artist Program: http://www.djerassi.org/sculpture/vanishingship.html

Fung Collaboratives/Artlantic/Lance Fung Gallery, NYC/Snow Show/Holocene Passage:

http://www.fungcollaboratives.org/projects/past/artlantic/artists/john-roloff-2/description/

http://www.fungcollaboratives.org/ny-gallery/artists/john-roloff/exhibition-description/

http://www.fungcollaboratives.org/projects/past/the-snow-show-finland/artists/john-roloff-diller-scofidio/description/

http://www.fungcollaboratives.org/projects/past/holocene/description/

Green Museum: http://greenmuseum.org/content/artist_index/artist_id-52.html

Organic Logic: http://www.globalpostmark.net/OrganicLogic/terrane.html

San Francisco Art Institute: http://www.sfai.edu

City of Seattle, I-5 Colonnade Project:  http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/proparks/projects/i-5openspace.htm

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/250696_park03.html

SINK: Ethereal Walkway for a Calm Sea: http://dev.hypercyclestudio.com/sink/site/#/artistic/_john_roloff

Stengle, Barbara, John Roloff’s Thyroid Portraits, Knights:             http://www.csuchico.edu/art/contrapposto/contrapposto99/pages/essays/themeaboutexh/stengleroloff.html

The Snow Show: http://www.thesnowshow.net/gallery/realizations/dillerscof-roloff.php

 

Videography:

2015     San Francisco Wharf Complex / American Industrial Center Carbonate Group, single channel, color, 05:51:06 / https://vimeo.com/138269748

2014     San Francisco Wharf Complex, single channel color, 00:17:00 / https://vimeo.com/105900403

2013     Étude Atlantis, single channel color, sound, 00:03:38 / https://vimeo.com/106083377

2013     Seventh Climate (Paradise Reconsidered), Solid Concept, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA, 00:05:00 single channel color/audio / https://vimeo.com/105946219

2012     The Land within the Sea II / NCECA Conference, Seattle, WA / single channel, color / https://vimeo.com/137668234

2008     Paradise Reconsidered (Projects and Research) / Osher Fellowship Talk, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, single channel, color, sound / https://vimeo.com/137688262

2008     Yerba Buena Complex: Facies I; Yerba Buena Complex: Facies II; Yerba Buena Complex: Facies III, three channel video installation, color, sound, 00:45:00.

2008     Yerba Buena Complex: Facies I-III, single channel video, color, sound / 00:22:00.

2004     Between Object and System I, single channel video, sound, 00:09:00 / https://vimeo.com/106033687

1996     Pitzer Project: a Prototype System for the Production and Distribution of Ancient Sunlight, single channel video, color, sound,  / https://vimeo.com/139406136

1994     Gradient, single channel video, color, sound, 00:06:00.

1994     Deluge (Radiant Sleep/Helium Ash), single channel video, color, sound, 00:20:00 / https://vimeo.com/139406135.

1992     Tyler Project:  Metabolism and Mortality/O2, single channel video, color, sound, 00:14:30.

1991     51 Million BTU’s/Metabolism Study/C3H8, e-, NaCl, single channel video projection, salt crystal screen     installation, color, sound, 00:47:00, v. II, 00:23:30.

1990     51 Million BTU’s, 3 channel video installation, color, sound, 00:26:00.

 

Awards/Fellowships:

2013     Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network, 2013 Year in Review, John Roloff: Artlantic/Etude Atlantis.

2010-12 New Frontiers, NEA Grant, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA - Pier 15/17 Research/proposals

2008-09 Bernard Osher Fellowship, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

2008     National Science Foundation Grant, Exploratorium, Ft. Mason Research/Proposals.

2002     Art Commission Award for Excellence in Design, NY Art Commission (with Werner Klotz)

1990     Visual Arts Award, California Arts Council

1986     Visual Arts Award, National Endowment for the Arts

1983     Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

1980     Visual Arts Award, National Endowment for the Arts

1977     Visual Arts Award, National Endowment for the Arts

 

Collections:

National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA

Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY

University Art Museum, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA

Museum of American Crafts, New York, NY

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Lannon Foundation, Palm Beach, FL

Mint Museum, SC

Weisman Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Cornell University, Ithica, NY

Unversity of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

Colorado Collection, University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder, CO

Viart Corporation

Robert Pfannebecker, Lancaster, PA

Hootkin Collection, New York, NY

Rene deRosa Collection, Napa, CA

(Numerous additional private collections)

 

Bibliography:

2006 In Review: Public Art, John Roloff, Annual Guide to Museums, Galleries, Artists, Art in America, August 2007, pg 56-57.

Adams, Gerald D., Yerba Art Center's Dedication Heralds New Start for South of Market Area, San Francisco Examiner, Wednesday, October 13, 1993, pg. A-7, photograph.

Albright, Thomas, Art Where the Present is Irrelevant, San Francisco Chronicle, April 5, 1982.

Albright, Thomas, Art of the San Francisco Bay Area, University of California Press, 1984.

Anonymous, Arts Center Takes Off Like 40,000 Honey Bees, The New York Times, "The Arts," Saturday, October 23, 1993, photograph.

Anonymous, John Roloff, “Fixing the Earth, Part II,” related articles, Artweek, September 23, 1993, No. 18, facing pg. 24.

Anonymous, Down to the Renwick in Ships, Museum & Arts Washington, circa 1989, pg. 52.

Axel, Jan and McCready, Karen, Porcelain: Traditions and New Visions, Watson Guptill, New York, 1981.

Baker, Kenneth, A Bay Area Biennial, San Francisco Chronicle, November 9, 1986.

Baker, Kenneth, Greenhouse Sinks into the Sea, San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 1987, pg. 85.

Baker, Kenneth, Sculptor John Roloff at Paule Anglim, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 18, 1992, pg. C5.

Baker, Kenneth, Topographies at SFAI, Galleries, San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2004.

Baker, Kenneth, Public Art on a Short Lease, Art Notes, San Francisco Chronicle, November 1, 2005.

Bartlett, Mark, xroloffx, “Organic Logic,” New Observations Magazine,  #127, New York, NY, Fall/Winter 2001.

Bartlett, Mark, Interpolations from the Subduction Zone, Camerawork Journal, Volume 31, No. 2, Fall/Winter, 2004, pg 32-37.

Bartlett, Mark, John Roloff’s Urban Ecology, Space-time Flows in a Material, Geological Frame, lecture: the Royal Architectural Society, London, UK, March 18, 2010.

Batchelor, Carolyn Prine, Reviews, International Sculpture, September/October, 1985, pg. 32.

Bay Area Now 5, exhibition catalog, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2008, pg. 80-81.

Becker, Lisa Tamaris, John Roloff: Displacements, solo exhibition catalog, J. M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2000.

Becker, Lisa Tamaris, Fluency, three-person exhibition catalog, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 2001

Berkson, Bill, John Roloff, University Art Museum, Artforum, Nov. 1987, pg. 144.

Boettger, Suzaan, John Roloff, San Rafael, Artforum, Jan. 1983.

British Broadcasting Corporation, Ice Dream: Lapland’s  Snow Show, BBC3, 30 min program, 2004

Brown, Ellen, CAC’s ‘OK’ gets an OK, Cincinnati Post, November 22, 1975.

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Burstein, Joanne, The Strength of Iconography, Artweek, March 31, 1984.

Burstein, Joanne, The Travels of John Roloff, American Ceramics, v. 2,  No. 3, 1983, pg. 26-33.

Buck, David, Topographies at the Walter and McBean Galleries, SFAI, Artweek, June, 2004.

Camerawork Journal,  Monument Recall: Public Memory and Public Spaces, Artist Portfolio, Volume 31, No. 2, Fall/Winter, 2004, pg 20-21

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Cebulski, Frank, Metamorphic Fires, Artweek, April 10, 1982, pg. 6.

Ceramica Revista Internacional, John Roloff, No. 55, 1996, pg. 100-103

Cerrito, Chandra, Process, exhibition catalog, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, 2004.

Chaznit, Gwen, Overthrown: Clay Without Limits Vol. I & II, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, 2011.

Choi, Jeonghee, Adventures of the Fire, World Contemporary Ceramics catalog, The 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea, pub: World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, pg. 154-157, 188-192, 210.

Crohn, Jennifer F., John Roloff, Arts Magazine, April, 1992, pg. 79.

Crowder, Joan, Eco-Systems, Santa Barbara News-Press, March 10, 1989, pg. 22.

Dimendberg, Edward, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, University of Chicago Press, London, 2013,  pg. 158-159.

Doubet, Wade, Organic Abstraction, New Art Examiner, February, 1986, pg. 53.

Downtown Arts Festival, Scene Publishing, New York City, 1997.

Dubin, Zan, ‘Eco-Systems’ Exhibition Lets Life Imitate Art, Los Angels Times, Calendar, March 5, 1989.

Dyckhoff, Tom, In a Winter Wonderland, London Times, Features, February, 10, 2004.

Ebony, David, David Ebony’s Top Ten, John Roloff at Lance Fung, artnet.com, November 1999.

Elizalde-Holler, Susan, Monumental Opportunities, Ceramic Art/Public Art, The NCECA Journal 2002, v. XXIII, NCECA, Erie, Co, 2003, pg. 31-37.

Emblen, D. L., Time-eaten Towers that Tremble Not.., Artweek, October, 25, 1975.

Evans, Ingrid, Notes from a Nevada History, Artweek, May 16, 1987, pg. 1.

Evans, Ingrid, John Roloff at University of Nevada, Reno, Artspace, Fall 1981, pg. 52.

Forde, Edward, John Roloff at Hansen Fuller Goldeen, Images and Issues, Fall 1981, pg. 70.

Frankenstein, Alfred, Ceramics Today--an Exuberance of the Abstract, San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 1974.

Frankenstein, Alfred, Looking at the Sea Through the Eyes of Death, San Francisco Chronicle, April, 28, 1979.

Freidman, Ann, WWU Exhibit Stimulates Mind, Emotion, The Bellingham Hearld, February 6, 1996, pg. C1-2.

Frey, Susan, A New Theater of Collaboration, Landscape Architecture Magazine, May/June 1987.

Fung, Lance, ed, The Snow Show Venice, Zing Magazine Books, 2003. pg. 70-74.

Fung, Lance, ed., The Snow Show, Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 2005

Gallery Guide, Art Now/New York, John Roloff At Theo Portnoy Gallery, Dec. 1981, Profile, pg. 38-39.

Gass, Alison and Zimbardo, Tanya, ed., Fifty Years of Bay Area Art, The SECA Awards, SFMOMA, 2011, pg. 30.

Higuchi, Shoichiro, John Roloff, Shotenkenchiku, No. 6, 1990, pg. 296-97.

Higuchi, Shoichiro, Toshito Chokoku, Kagoshima Pub., 1994, pg. iiiv.

Higuchi, Shoichiro, Yerba Buena Gardens, Nikkei Architecture, 7-18, 1994, pg. 218-219.

Hou, Hanru, Johnson, Mary Ellyn, Paradigm Shifts: Walter and McBean Gallery Exhibitions and Public Programs, San Francisco Art Institute, 2006-2011,  SFAI, San Francisco, CA, 2011, pg. 352-53.

Hunter, Becky Huff, Artlantic: Wonder in Atlantic City, Sculpture Magazine, March, 2014, pg. 22-25.

Johnson, James, ed, What Follows: John Roloff Interviewed by Jim Johnson, University of Colorado at Boulder, single channel color video, 00:26:00, 1987.

Johnson, Ken, Art in Review, John Roloff, Morphology of Change, New York Times, November 26, 1999, pg. B39

Kantor, Jordan, Back to School, Slant, Art Forum, March 2007, pg.129-130, image, pg. 130.

Kelley, Jeff, Rain and Rain, Sand and Salt Again, Idaho Arts Journal, Sun Valley Center Special Section, Fall, 1984.

Kino, Carol, John Roloff at Lance Fung, Art in America, May, 2000, pg. 163.

Knerr, Erika, ed., New Observations, Fertility, Summer/Fall 1998, pg. 18-19.

Kimmelman, Michael, "Fragile Ecologies," Art in Review, New York Times, November 27, 1992, photo.

Kimmelman, Michael,  Risks and Rewards of Art in the Open, New York Times, Critic;s Notebook, August 19,     2005.

Klite, Paul, Reclamation Art, Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities, 1983.

La Biennale di Venzia, Next, 8th International Architecture Exhibition, catalog, Marsilio/Rizzoli, 2002, pg. 186-87.

Lacy, Suzanne, "Mapping the Terrain:  New Genre Public Art," Bay Press, Seattle, WA, 1995, pg. 269-270.

Kohout, Lauren, John Roloff’s Walkable Mural is also a Stage, Art in Atlantic City, The Press of Atlantic City, Nov. 11, 2012, pg. 10

Langston, Jennifer, Below I-5, New Park Awakens, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reporter, December 3, 2005.

Langston, Linda, Northern California Clay Routes, Now, exhibition catalog essay, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1979.

Lee, Layman, Transforming Atlantic City in a Five Year Public Art Campaign with Lance Fung, New Observations, Spring/Summer 2013, pg. 60-61.

Levine, Elaine, John Roloff, A Ceramics Monthly Portfolio, Ceramics Monthly, Summer, 1986, pp. 57-64.

Levine, Elaine, Ten Years Later, exhibition catalog essay, CSU, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1987, pp. 7-13.

Levine, Elaine, "The History of American Ceramics," Abrams, 1988.

Lewallyn, Constance, John Roloff, 2nd Newport Biennial: The Bay Area, Exhibition Catalog, Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1986.

Lewallyn, Constance, John Roloff, Matrix Catalog No. 110, University Art Museum, University Of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 1987.

Lewallyn, Constance, "Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in The Bay Area," De Young Museum Press, San Francisco, CA, 1995.

Lewallyn, Constance, The Furnace Works of John Roloff, unpublished essay, 1996

Lewallyn, Constance, MATRIX/Berkeley: 20 Years, Gallery Notes, Berkeley Art Museum Newspaper, March/April, 1998, pg. 2.

Licka, Sean, A Prima Facie Clay Sampler, a Case for Popular Ceramics, Part II, Current Magazine,  October/November, 1975, pg. 52.

Loos, Ted, Hurricane Spares Seaside Art, New York Times, Nov. 5, 2012.

Marjas, Sandra, Fusing Earth and Art, Reno-Gazette-Journal, May 5, 1985.

Matilsky, Barbara C., "Fragile Ecologies, Contemporary Artist’s Interpretations and Solutions," Rizzoli pub., NY, NY, pg. 57, 104-107.

Mc Nally, Owen, Art Fires Up, U of H Campus, The Hartford Courant, July 15, 1988, pg. D-1.

McTwiggan, Michael, Paradise Regained, American Ceramics, v. 8, No. 1, 1990, pg. 26-29.

Meyer, Ruth K., OK Art, exhibition catalog essay, Contemporary Arts Center, Cinncinati, OH, 1975.

Morgan, Robert, John Roloff's Rising Sea, catalog essay, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL, 1998.

Morris, Gay, John Roloff at Paule Anglim, Art in America, April, 1992, pg. 168.

Morse, Marcia, The Language of Materials, Artweek, 1981.

Muchnic, Suzanne, Northern Ceramics in the South, Artweek, December 11, 1976, pg. 5.

Muchnic, Suzanne, Trains, Planes, Boats: Travels to Other Turf, Los Angeles Times, January 7, 1980.

Mudede, Charles, Anthroturbation, the Stranger, Seattle, WA, Dec. 22 to Dec 28, 2005.

Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, John Roloff, A Project for Regina – An Outdoor  Firing, University of Saskatchewan,  Regina, Saskatchewan,  Canada,  single channel video,  sound, 00:21:20, 1980.

Oni, Toshiyasu, Bijutsu Techo, December, 1985, pg. 175.

Program Moltkerei, Veranstaltungen in der Molkerei Werkstatt, 1993-2009,

http://www.moltkerei.de/Veran2008.htm

Radford, Warren and Georgia, "Outdoor Sculpture in San Francisco, A Heritage of Public Art," 2002, pg. 149-152.

Rapoport, Sonia, Color in the Shadows: Bay Area Cyber Art, Leonardo, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1995, Reviews, pg. 77-78.

Riding, Alan, The White Stuff, The New York Times, Art/Architecture, Sunday, February 29, 2004, pg 26-27.

Rose, Hillary, Art in a Cold Climate, The London Times Magazine, Mar.  12, 2005, pg 28-32.

Rosenberg, Gary D., Finding Fossils in Fossil Abstractions at Dionfest, Dinofest International Proceedings Volume The Academy of Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, 1996.

Rosser, Phyllis, Making Trouble, High Performance, Winter, 1994, pg, 18-21.

Schwan, Gary, Ecological Mediation Reconciles Art, Science, Palm Beach Post, Nov. 27, 1998, pg. 37

Scott, Nancy, Public Art Park, San Francisco Chronicle/Examiner, December 1, 1985, pp. S 1-6.

Sculptors International, Scenes from S/12, The International Sculpture Center, Wash. DC, vol 1, no 4, 1982, pg. 6-7.

Solnit, Rebecca, A New Place for Art: Art as Place, Artweek, September 5, pg. 21 and October 26, 1987, pg. 11.

Solnit, Rebecca, The Depths and the Shallows, Artweek, February 25, 1989, pg. 1

Smith, Michael N., Trains and Boats and Planes, Exhibition Catalog, Baxter Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 1979.

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum Of American Art, Bullfinch Press, 1995, pg. 238.

Steinhauer, Jillian, A New Home for Art In Atlantic City,  Hyperalergic, December 11, 2012,      http://hyperallergic.com/61749/a-new-home-for-art-in-atlantic-city/

Stich, Sidra, Art-Sites San Francisco, second edition, Art-Sites Press, San Francisco, 2007, pg. 29, 49.

Tanselle, Thomas, G., Kardon, Peter, F., Schwger, Eunice R., The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 1925-2000, A Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Record, J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, NY, pg. 158.

Tarshis, Jerome, John Roloff, Potter and Clay Endure, Local Color, SF Magazine, 1990.

Thomas, Elizabeth with Project Projects, Matrix/Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, pg. 225.

Tromble, Meredith, Journey to the Bottom of the Sea, Art Contemporaries, Spring, 2004, pg 8-10.

Webb, Michael, Hot Arctic-tecture,  Los Angeles Times, Design Section, Sunday, February 29, 2004

Webster, Mary Hull, A Conversation With Steven A. Nash and Constance Lewallen, Curators, ‘Facing Eden,’ Artweek, June 1995, pg. 15-16.

Wechsler, Susan, Low Fire Ceramics, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1981.

Whiting, Sam, A Green Glass Sculpture Gets Even Greener, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Jan. 30, 2005,  pg. 3

Whitney Biennial Catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 1975.

Wilson, Steve, Art + Science Now, Thames & Hudson, New York, 2010, pg. 100.

Wilson, William, Ceramics that Say California, Los Angeles Times, December 6, 1976, Part IV, pg. 6.

Wilson, William, The Bay Area on View at Newport, Los Angeles Times, October 26, 1987, Calendar Sec., pg. 87.

Woodard, Josef, Insects and Other States of Art, The Independent, March 16, 1989.

Woodard, Josef, Broaching Ancient Frontiers, Artweek, March 25, 1989.

           

Published Writings:

Ceramics: Geologic Lens-Systemic Practice, International Ceramic Symposium - Ceramics & Ecology Catalog, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon, Republic of Korea, 2009, pg 38-42.

Devonian Shale: Aquifer I, limited edition of 4 books, FractalTerror Press, Oakland, CA, 2001

Devonian Shale: Aquifer I, The NCECA Journal 2002, v. XXIII, NCECA, Erie, CO, 2003, pg. 38-40.

Expanded Landscapes: NCECA Journal 2009, NCECA Publications, Vol. 30, pg. 36-37, 114.

Kiln Projects, Artery Magazine, February/March, 1983, pg. 6.

Making the Connection, San Francisco Art Institute Magazine, summer, 2005, pg. 10-11.

Organic Logic, New Observations Magazine, #127, New York, NY, co-editor with Mark Bartlett, fall/winter 2000.

Project: Metafossil, Gallery Paule Anglim and FractalTerror Press, Oakland, CA, 2013.

Project: Oculus, Gallery Paule Anglim and FractalTerror Press, Oakland, CA, 2009.

San Francisco Wharf Complex, Gallery Paule Anglim and FractalTerror Press, Oakland, CA, 2013.

Sentient Terrains, Gallery Paule Anglim and FractalTerror Press, Oakland, CA, 2014.

The Sea Within the Land/Laramide, Gallery Paule Anglim and FractalTerror Press, Oakland, CA, 2011.

Untitled Essay, Ten Years Later, exhibition, catalog, CSU, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 1987.

Untitled Essay, 51 Million BTU’s, documentation catalog, 1990.

 

Design Team/Collaboration Experience:      

2006-12 Oakland Estuary Channel Project, with Lewis deSoto and Sasaki & Associates, Oakland, CA

2002-04 The Snow Show, Kemi, Finland, with Liz Diller and Rick Scofidio, NY, an exhibition of 30 artist/architect collaborative teams constructing snow and ice architecture.        

2003-13 Site Index, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, collaboration with Rebecca Krinke, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, UMN.

2001-04 Staten Island Ferries/New Kennedy Class, NYC, NY, with the German artist Werner Klotz.

1999     Blue Portal, 880 Underpass, Oakland, CA, project finalist with Dan Dodt, electrical engineer and owner, Dodt Electrical, San Francisco, CA.

1993     Deep Gradient/Suspect Terrain (Seasons Of The Sea ‘Adrift’), Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA, with MGA Partners Architects, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.    

1992     Sears Business Park, Chicago, IL, project finalist With Homart Development, Co, Johnson, Johnson & Roy, ASLA, and other artists.  

1992     Fragment:  The Hidden Sea (Island Of Refuge), Stanford University, Stanford, CA, with Tom Richman and Associates, ASLA.

1991     Embarcadero Promenade, San Francisco, CA, project finalist with Ed Haag and Associates, ASLA.           

1987     Inspiration Point, Newport Harbor, CA, project finalist with George Hargraves and Associates, ASLA.      

1987     Todos Santos Park, Concord, CA, project finalist with George Hargraves and Associates, ASLA.

1986     Isla De Umunnum (Island of the Hummingbirds), Elkhorn Slough National Esturine Reserve, Moss Landing, CA. A collaboration with artist, Heather McGill, reserve scientists, CA Department of Fish and Game and local native plant societies.

1985     Candlestick Point Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA, artist/landscape architect design team for master plan of park development and integrated individual projects. With Martha Swartz, ASLA, California State Park personnel and other artists.

 

Lectures, Panels, Visiting Artist Positions:

2015     Francisco Pinheiro, John Roloff (USA) e Jaume Vanlentines-Álvarez (ESP) // Quarta-feira, 24 de Junho, Carpe Diem, Lisbon, Portugal (Skype - public panel/conversation)

2015     Sentient Terrains III, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (public lecture)

2013     Sentient Terrains (Selected Projects), Mills College, Oakland, CA (classroom lecture)

2013     Sentient Terrains II, Climate Change Group/Chip Lord, Kadist, San Francisco, CA (invitational lecture)

2013     Thought as Material, ReModel2, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA (public lecture, panel)

2013     Selected Projects: SF Wharf and Related Proj., Sherwood Gallery, San Francisco, CA (invitational lecture)

2012     Sentient Terrains: Selected Work, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (public lecture)

2012     The Land Within the Sea III, CCACA Conference, Davis, CA (public lecture)

2012     Trans-materiality/Notes, ReModel1, CCA, San Francisco, CA (public lecture, panel)

2012     The Land Within the Sea II, NCECA Conference, Seattle WA, (public lecture).

2011     The Fractal Sublime/Laramide, “Ceramics as Time-based Medium” panel, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (public panel).

2011     The Sea Within the Land: Selected Projects, v 1.2, “Open Art: Artists and the Environment” panel, Crocker

Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (public panel).

2011     The Land Within Sea, v1.0, California College of Art, Oakland, CA (public lecture)

2011     Uncertainty of the Expanded Field – Talk and Discussion on West Coast Sculpture, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA (panel)

2010     Edges of Light, Benicia Art Center, Benicia, CA (panel)

2010     The Sea Within the Land, v1.1, Ohio University, Athens, OH (public lecture)

2010     The Sea Within the Land, v1.0, University of Akron, Akron, OH (public lecture)

2010     Synapse Charrette on Water, Synapse Center for Art and Science, University of Akron, Akron, OH (visiting artist)

2010     Geologic Lens: Conversations/Analogies, ‘Sculpture, Society and Environment,’ International Sculpture Center, 2010 Conference: ‘What is Sculpture in the 21st Century,’ London, UK (public lecture and panel).

2010     Geologic Lens: Conversations/Analogies, ‘Transformative Processes in Environmental Art Panel,’ KALA, Berkeley, CA (public lecture and panel).

2009     Ceramic and Related Works, v1.5, Sonoma State University, Rhonert Park, CA (public lecture).

2009     Ceramic and Related Works, v1.4, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA (visiting artist, public lecture).

2009     Ceramics: Geologic Lens/Systemic Practice, 5th International Ceramic Symposium - Ceramics & Ecology, Icheon, Republic of Korea (lecture and panel).

2009     Ceramic and Related Works, v1.3, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, (public lecture).

2009     Perils in the Sublime, NCECA Conference, Phoenix, AZ (lecture and panel)

2009     San Francisco Wharf Complex and Selected Work, ‘Meeting of the Minds’ series, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

2008     Pier Research and Concepts, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA (Osher Fellowship lecture)

2008     Paradise Reconsidered, Projects and Research, v1.4, CSSSA, CalArts, Valencia (visiting artist/workshop, public lecture).

2008     Paradise Reconsidered, Projects and Research, v1.3, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA (lecture, Ft Mason, NSF Grant project consultant/commission).

2008     Paradise Reconsidered, Projects and Research, v1.2, UC Santa Barbara, Media Arts and, Technology and  Art Dept., (visiting artist, lecture at both venues).

2007     Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA, (consultant for new facility at Pier 15/17)

2007     Paradise Reconsidered, Projects and Research, v1.1, California College of the Arts, ‘Object Agents: Contemporary Sculpture and the Social Life of Objects,’ San Francisco, CA (lecture, visiting artist).

2007     Ceramics and Related Works, v1.1, California College of the Arts, Ceramics Dept., Oakland, CA (lecture).

2007     Paradise Reconsidered, Recent Projects and Research, v 1.0, SFAI Faculty Colloquium, (colloquium presentation/lecture)

2006     University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (visiting artist, lecture)

2006     High 5 Respite, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA (panel, lecture)

2006     Mills College, Oakland, CA (lecture)

2005     Stanford University, Stanford, CA, (lecture, visiting artist)

2005     University of Colorado, Boulder,  CO, Tech Sublime Symposium (panel)

2004     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, CALA, Site Index exhibition, ground-breaking  (lecture)

2004     The Snow Show Symposium, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland (panel)

2003        Washington University, St. Louis, MO (lecture, visiting artist)

2003     San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, Graduate Lecture Series (lecture)

2002     California College of Arts and Crafts, Dept. of Architecture, San Francisco, CA (visiting critic)

2002     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, CALA building opening (lecture, exhibition)

2002     UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (lecture)

2002     NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO (panel)

2001     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (lecture, visiting artist)

2001     California State University, San Francisco, Graduate Dept. (lecture)

2001     California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA (lecture)

2001     Alfred University, Alfred, NY (panel, Fluency exhibition)

2000     University of Washington, Seattle, WA (lecture, New Prometheans exhibition)

2000     California State University, Fresno (lecture)

2000     Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM (lecture)

1999     University of Washington, Seattle, WA (lecture)

1999     California State University, San Francisco, Graduate Dept. (lecture)

1999     California State University, San Francisco, Photo Dept. (lecture)

1999     Mills College, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1999     Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (lecture)

1998     University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (lecture)

1998     UC Davis, Landscape Architecture Department. (lecture)

1997     Re-inventing the Terrain, CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA (lecture, visiting artist, panel)

1997     California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art‘97, Davis, CA (lecture)

1996     Organic Logic, Moltkerei Werkstadtt, Cologne, Germany (lecture)

1996     Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA (lecture)

1996     Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburg, PA (lecture, visiting artist)

1996     California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (lecture and artist symposium)

1996     Pitzer College, Claremont CA, (visiting artist)

1994     A Radical Public? Towards an Informed, Educated, “Elitist” Public, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO (visiting artist/faculty)

1994     Color in the Shadows, Bay Area Cyber Art, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (artist panel)

1993     Eve Laramee and John Roloff, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (joint lecture)

1993     Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA (artist panel)

1992     Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA (visiting artist)

1992     Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, NCECA Conference (lecture)

1991     Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (lecture)

1991     University of Southern Main, Portland, ME (lecture)

1990     Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (lecture)

1990     Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (visiting artist)

1990     Haida Project, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (panel)

1990     CSU Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (lecture)

1990     Materials from the Earth: Developing a Dialog, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO (visiting artist/faculty)

1990     UC Davis, Davis, CA (lecture)

1990     The Map is Not the Territory, NCECA, Cincinnati, OH (panel).

1990     Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA (lecture)

1989     Off-Site, Artists in Response to the Environment, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA (panel)

1989     California State University Humboldt, Arcata, CA (artist in residence)

1989     Arvada Art Center, Arvada, CO (artist in residence)

1988     Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT (artist in residence)

1988     Kilns in Clay – An Investigation into Structure, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO (visiting artist/faculty)

1987     University of Colorado, Boulder CO (lecture)

1987     University of Miami, Miami, FL (lecture, workshop)

1987     California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA (lecture)

1987     California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1986     San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA (lecture)

1986     San Francisco Arts Commission, A Symposium on Public Art, San Francisco, CA (panel)

1986     California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA (lecture)

1986     Moore College, Philadelphia, PA (lecture)

1986     Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (lecture)

1986     University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, (lecture, workshop)

1986     University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (lecture)

1985     Sacramento  Municipal Arts Commission, Sacramento, CA (public art selection panel)

1985     University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV (artist in residence)

1985     San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (lecture)

1985     University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (lecture)

1985     University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA (lecture)

1985     California State University San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (lecture)

1984     Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art, Tiburon CA (visiting artist)

1984     Pewabic Pottery, Detroit MI, (visiting artist)

1984     Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA (residency)

1984     California State University Hayward, Hayward, CA (panel)

1984     San Francisco Arts Commission, A Symposium on Controversial Public Art, San Francisco, CA (panel)

1984     California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1983     Port of San Francisco, Sculpture on the Bay, San Francisco, CA (visiting artist)

1983     Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada (visiting artist)

1982     International Sculpture Conference, Oakland, CA (participating artist)

1982     NCECA Conference, California State University, San Jose, San Jose, CA (panel)

1982     California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1981     Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT (lecture)

1981     CSU Sonoma, Rhonert Park, CA (lecture)

1981     California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1980     University of Lethbridge,  Lethbridge,  Alberta, Canada (lecture)

1980     California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA (lecture)

1980     University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan,  Canada (visiting artist)

1980     University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA (lecture)

1980     California State University San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (lecture)

1980     NCECA Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (panel)

1980     University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (visiting artist)

1980     California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1979     Mills College, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1979     California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA (lecture)

1979     Pitzer College, Claremont CA, (lecture)

1979     University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN (visiting artist)

1978     University of Montana, Missoula, MT (lecture)

1978     Vail Institute for Summer Studies, Vail, CO (visiting artist)

1978     University of Washington, Seattle, WA (lecture, workshop)

1978     University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (lecture)

1977     Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL (lecture)

1977     Vail Institute for Summer Studies, Vail, CO (visiting artist)

1977     Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (lecture)

1977     University of California, Davis, Davis, CA (lecture)

1977     University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (lecture)

1976     California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA (lecture)

1976     California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (lecture)

1976     San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (lecture)

1975     Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (lecture)

1975     University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (lecture)

1975     University of California, Davis, Davis, CA (lecture)

1974     San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (lecture)

 

Education:

American River Junior College, 1965-1966

University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 1966-1970, BA Art

California State University, Humboldt, Arcata, CA, 1971-1973, MA Art

 

Teaching:

Associate Professor, Sculpture/Ceramic Department, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1973-74, 1978-1987, 1988-Present, Department Chair, 2003-2013.

Mills College, Oakland, CA, Instructor, part-time (concurrent with SFAI), 1980-1987, 1988-1991.

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1987-88.

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1974-1978.

Graduate Instructor, CSU Humboldt, Arcata, CA, 1972-73

Instructor, Woodland Art Center, Woodland, CA 1971

Instructor, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA 1969-70

 

Represented By:

Lester Gallery, Inverness, CA 1975-1978

Fuller-Goldeen/Gross, San Francisco, CA 1978-1990

Anglim Gilbert Gallery (formerly: Gallery Paule Anglim), San Francisco, CA, 1990-present

Lance Fung Gallery, New York, NY, 1996-2003