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Kathy Erteman - Artists + Designers - Hostler Burrows

Kathy Erteman, photograph by Sarah Weal

Kathy Erteman (American, b. 1952) is a New York-based ceramic artist dividing her time between studios in New York City and the Hudson Valley. With a studio practice spanning more than 40 years, Erteman creates both functional and non-functional vessels as wall mounted compositions and installations. Employing technical expertise with a modernist aesthetic, her work demonstrates a reductive approach to formal composition resulting in works that are minimal in form activated by abstract surface decoration and subtle texture. Erteman describes her process and relationship to the medium, “As my craftsmanship skill increases my desire to control the process lessens. Control versus chance currently plays a larger role in my work as I to surrender to the process and allow the clay to speak more freely.”

Erteman, a Santa Monica, CA native, received her BFA in Ceramics from California State University Long Beach. After graduation she interned with Judy Chicago, working onThe Dinner Party ceramics. Erteman’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in private and public collections including Renwick Gallery/Smithsonian Institute, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Icheon World Ceramic Museum, and the SC Johnson Collection.


BFA, California State University, Long Beach 
BA, UCLA, Department of Fine Arts 

2022    Hostler Burrows, Los Angeles, CA
2015    Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM  
2013    George Billis Gallery, New York, NY 
​            Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC
2012    Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts, Houston, TX  
2010    Cross Mackenzie Gallery, Washington DC
2009    Burger Art Galleries, Kean University, Union, NJ
            Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
1999    American Craft Museum Window Showcase, New York, NY
1992    Maveety Gallery, Salishan, OR   
1988    Oakland Museum Collectors Gallery, Oakland, CA   
1987    Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR   
1987    Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO   
1985    Walter White Fine Arts, Carmel, CA   
1983    Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA   
1982    Contemporary Craft Association, Portland, OR  


2019   Gyeonggi International Korean Ceramic Biennale Icheon, South Korea
           Salon Art and Design, Hostler Burrows New York, NY
           Four Artists Explore Abstraction, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
           Summer Ceramics Show, Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY
2018   New Gallery Artists, Hostler Burrows, New York, NY
2017   Redux: Transformations 6X6, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2016   Confluence/Influence in Contemporary Abstraction, Dorsky Gallery,
​                 Long Island City, NY
           Shirt Factory Artists, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
           Hot Pots, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
           Faculty Exhibition, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
2015    Faculty Exhibitions, Greenwhich House Pottery, New York, NY
2014    American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Festival, Minneapolis, MN
2013    In the Cast, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2012    Architectural Digest Home Show, Cross Mackenzie Gallery, New York, NY
​            Celadon Gallery, Watermill, New York
2011    Faculty Exhibition, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
2010    Illuminations, Liebovitz Gallery, Bard College / Simons Rock, MA 
​            Convergence: Pottery from Studio and Factory, Philadelphia Art
​                 Alliance, PA 
2009    Modernism, Mark MacDonald, New York, NY
2008    Maxwell Gallery, Peekskill, NY 
​            Made in Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
​            Dine on Design, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY 
2007    Ceramic Explorations in Black & White, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
​            Plates & Platters Salon Style, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 
​            Eat with your Eyes, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 
​            Bowls, Cross-Makenzie Ceramic Arts, Washington DC
2006    Kathy Erteman & Maren Kloppmann, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA 
​            Black & White, Cross-Makenzie Ceramic Arts, Washington, DC
​            30X5, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA 
​            National Ceramics Invitational, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC 
​            Friends: With a Vision, Weber Fine Arts, Greenwich, CT 
2005    Poetry of Pottery, Maryland Federation for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
​            Masters in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA   
2004    Power of Pottery Invitational, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL 
2003    Masters in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 
​            Power of Potter Invitational, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL  
2002    For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM 
2001    International Infusion, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, MI 
​            Objects for Use-Handmade by Design, American Craft Museum,
​                 New York, NY
2000    Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramics:
​                 1950-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
​                 Ceramic National, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY  
​            Black and White, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
1999    To Life To Light, American Craft Museum, New York, NY
​            Strictly Functional Pottery National, PA
​            National Teapot Show IV, Cedar Creek Gallery, NC 
​            Faculty Show Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
1998    Small Works 6, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
​            Whichcraft Gallery, Millburn, NJ 
​            Made in Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
​            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 
1996    Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
​            Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
​            Friedman Images Gallery, Louisville, KY
1995    The American Craft Museum, New York, NY

2016    Art Ichol International Ceramic Sculpture Residency & Symposium,
​                 Maihar India
2012 - 2014 Ngawang Choephel Professional Fellows Cultural Exchange
​                    Fulbright 
2010    State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs & The
​                 Mountain Institute  
​            Tibet/US Cultural Exchange Grant, senior design consultant  
2009    United Nations Committee for Sustainable Economic Development,
​                Presentation 
2007    Aid to Artisans / The Mountain Institute / USAID, design consultancy,
​                 Yunnan, China with Nixi Tibetan Potters
2006    New York Creates Artist Technology Grant
1999    New York Foundation for the Arts Grant
1998    Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum benefit designer, participant
1992    Juror, Marin Arts Council, Grants to Individuals
1990    President, Board of Directors, Arts Benicia, a non-profit arts organization
1986    Curator, Modern Pottery, Mendocino Art Center, CA
1976 - 1978 Dinner Party Project / Judy Chicago

2013    Kushner, Robert. “Kathy Erteman at George Billis Gallery,” Brooklyn Rail,
​                 December 8
​            Zollner, Andrew. “The Craft of Design,” American Craft Digital Issue,
​                 page 55 
2012    O’Keeffe, Linda. Stripes: Design Between the Lines, Monacelli Press,
​                 page 147  
2010    O’Keeffe, Linda. Brilliant: White in Design, Monacelli Press
​            Erteman, Kathy. “Crossing Over,” Studio Potter, Summer/Fall,
​                 Volume 38, Number 2, page 16 
2009    Smith, Roberta. “Modernism + Art20 - One-Stop Eyeful of Mediums at
​                 Park Avenue Armory,” The New York Times, November 13
​            DiNoto, Andrea. “Not Everything is Black and White,” American Craft,
​                 September
2008    Harten, Claire.  Hand Eye Magazine, Fall
2003    “Black Ceramics,“ O Magazine, January, page 80 
2002    O’Keefe, Linda. “Nesting Instinct,” Metropolitan Home, January,
​                 page 108 
​            Dorian, Donna. “Brimful of Elegance,” Garden Design, November,
​                 page 23 
2001    Hluch, Kevin. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, Krause
​                 Publications, page 10 
2000    Nakajima, Fumiko. “Table Revolution,” Spur Magazine, Japan,
​                 page 313 
​            “Urban Legends,” Bon Appetit, November, page 166 
1999    G.W.  “Kathy Erteman, Die Asthetic des Gebrauchs,” Neue Keramik,
​                 January, page 407 
1998    Fina, Angela & Chris Gustin. The Best of Pottery: Volume 2, Quarry
​                 Books, page 39 
​            “Modern Living,” Metropolitan Home, November, page 84 
​            O’Keeffe, Linda. “Natural Grace,” Metropolitan Home, July, page10 
​            “Accessories,” Interior Design, May
1997    "Style Beat,” House Beautiful, December, page 28 
​            Loughran, Patrick. “Baladé a New York,” Ceramique et du Verre,
​                 September, page 36
1994    O’Keeffe, Linda. “Potted Tales,” Elle Décor, April, page 42 
1993    Rothrock, Kate. ”Kathy Erteman,” Ceramics Monthly, November,
​                 pages 38-43 
​            “Opposites Attract”, Home, May, page 121 
​            Patton, Phil. ”Design,” Esquire, March, page 31 
​            Smith, Roberta. ”The Shop as the Mirror of a Museum’s Soul,” The
​                 New York Times, February 5, C1 
1992    Nigrosh, Leon. Sculpting Clay, Davis Publications, page 133 
1984    Boettger, Suzanne. "Neon Sculpture at Ana Gardner Gallery,”
​                 Artforum, March
1983    “Collecting the Crafts,” American Craft, February
​            Williams, Gerry. “A Survey of Bay Area Potters,” Studio Potter,
​                 Volume 13, Number 1, page 25 

Crate & Barrel 
Aid to Artisans 
Peter Marino Architect 

1996-Present  Ceramic Instructor, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
2012-2014  US / Tibet Cultural Exchange Study Tour, USA & China
2012    Clay Monoprints with Kathy Erteman, Clay Arts Guild of the Hamptons,
​                 Water Mill, NY
2011    Monoprint on Clay Workshop, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2010    US State Department Tibet Cultural Exchange Tour, Jingdezhen, China
​            Design Workshop, California State University, Long Beach, CA
​            Lecture, Simon's Rock / Bard College, Great Barrington, MA
2009    Museum of Art & Design, New York
2008    Artist in Residence, Singapore American School, Singapore
​            Monoprint on Clay Workshop, Teachers College, Columbia University,
​                 New York, NY
2007    Workshop and Panel Discussion, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
​            Dinner Party China Painting Workshop, Brooklyn Museum of Art,
​                 Brooklyn, NY
2006    Luster & China Paint, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
​            Plaster Turning Workshop, SUNY New Paltz, New York
2005    Artist in Residence, SUNY New Paltz, New York
2003    Brooklyn Museum of Art, China Paint Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
1997    Artist in Residence and Adjunct Professor, SUNY New Paltz, New York 
1996-1999 Parsons School of Design, New York
1989    Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist, Bezalel Academy of Art,
​                 Jerusalem, Israel
1977-1980 City of Cerritos Ceramic Program Instructor, Cerritos, CA

Surdna Foundation, New York, NY
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 
Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Republic of China 
Los Angeles County Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ 
University of Oregon Museum of Art, Portland, OR 
Dorothy Weiss, Oakland, CA 
SC Johnson Corporate Collection, Racine WI 
San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas 

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