Stephen Dixon


Born 1957

Education 
1983-86
  Royal College of Art, M.A. Ceramics
1976-80  University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
B.A.Hons. Fine Art

Residencies
2009 – 2010
 First Ceramic Residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s newly created Ceramic Studio
2000-2001  ‘Year of the Artist’ residency, Arts Council England

Awards
2009
  British ceramic Biennial project award
2005  HAT Project/ACE International Research Fellowship
2004  Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, exhibition award

Solo exhibitions
2009
  ‘Travellers’ Tales’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2008  ‘Embedded Narratives’ The Loft, Mumbai
2005  ‘The Sleep of Reason’ Manchester Art Gallery
2005  ‘Stephen Dixon: Plates and Vessels’ Black Swan Arts, Frome
2004  ‘Savage Indignation' Contemporary Applied Arts, London
‘21 Countries’ Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
2000  ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Anatol Orient, London

Selected group exhibitions
2011
 ‘R&R Residencies and Retreats’ CAA London
2010  ‘Fall Out’ Whitechapel Gallery, London
‘Collect’ Saatchi Gallery, London
Ahmedabad International Arts Festival, India
2009  ‘BCB Awards Exhibition’ Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
‘Allegory’ Crafts Study Centre, Farnham
2008  ‘Permanently MAD’ the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
2007  ‘The HAT Project: Here and There’ The British Council, New Delhi
‘Mechanical Drawing: the Schiffli Project’ touring exhibition, U.K
2006  ‘Surface Tension’ the Jam Factory, Adelaide, Australia
‘Ceramique Contemporaine Biennale Internationale’ Vallauris, France
2005  ‘Figuring Narratives’ Glynn Vivian Art gallery, Swansea
2004  ‘Go Figure’ Clay Gallery, Venice, California
‘British Ceramic Masterworks’ Arizona State University Art Museum
2003  ‘Tell Tale: narratives in contemporary craft’ Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear
‘Tea, Anyone?’ Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin
2002  ‘Containing Ceramics: Highlights from the Crafts Council Collection’ SOFA Chicago
‘16/16’ The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
‘British Studio Ceramics: works from the New Millennium’ Philadelphia Clay Studio
‘Figurative Ceramics’ Crafts council/V & A, London
‘Home Sweet Home’ British Council touring exhibition
2000  ‘The Times of Our Lives: Endings’ Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Commissions
2008 
‘Floral Column’ a ceramic intervention at Aynsley China Factory, for the launch of the British Ceramic Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent
2002  ‘Dragon Boat’ project, working with Manchester’s elderly Chinese community, Manchester Art Gallery
2000  ‘Year of the Artist’ residency, working with the ‘Bishkimi’ Kosovan community, Manchester

Public collections
2007
  ‘Three Horse Race’ teapot, San Francisco Museums of Fine Arts
2006  ‘21 Countries’ installation, Museum of Arts & Design, New York
2005  ‘Goddess and Gorilla’ vessel, Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
2004  ‘Laocoon’ vessel, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2003   ‘Bare Ladies’ teapot, San Francisco Museums of Fine Arts
2002  ‘Trojan’ vessel, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Selected Authored publications
ON NARRATIVE POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT’ a panel presentation at the NCECA conference and published in the 2008 NCECA Journal
‘THE SLEEP OF REASON’ (article) in Ceramics: Art and Perception, No 59.
‘NARRATIV KERAMIKK’ (article) in Kunsthandverk no. 96 (ISSN 0333-1059)
‘CERAMICS OF SUBSTANCE’ (article) in Ceramics in Society, Issue 57.
‘THE FIRED PRINT: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO PRINTED STUDIO CERAMICS’, an educational slide set with accompanying text, published by Manchester Metropolitan University, 2001. ISBN 1861320787.

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