Richard Cleaver, Artist

About Richard Cleaver

Cleaver, Richard (b. 1952, New Jersey, lives in Baltimore, MD) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and has been carving figures out of clay for over thirty years.

The artist has exhibited across the nation, including solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), American University Museum (D.C.), Kohler Arts Center (WI), the Noyes Museum (NJ), the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York and Miami), and in group exhibitions at Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA), International Sculpture Center (Washington, DC), Arizona State University Art Museum, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and the Erie Art Museum (PA). His work is in the collections of the George and Dorothy Saxe Collection at the DeYoung Museum, Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Awards include the National Endowment for the Arts, Evergreen Foundation, Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, Maryland State Arts Council, the Trawick Prize and the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize.

 

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Education

1980

M.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

1977

B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

   

Solo Exhibitions

2016
2007

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
American University Museum, Family Fiction, Washington, DC

2006

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

2005

Baltimore Museum of Art, Gathering at the Latrobe Springhouse

2002

Villa Julie College, Dream Sequences, Stevenson, MD

2000

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Scenes from Inside, Miami, FL

1998

Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, Biographical Icons, New York, NY
The Noyes Museum, All the World’s a Stage, Oceanville, NJ

1996

Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, Open Closets, New York, NY

1995

Rosenberg Gallery, Public Histories, Private Lives, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

1994

Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1993

Franz Bader Gallery, Contemporary Icons, Washington, DC
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Arlington Art Center, VA

1992

Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, DC

1991

Knight Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, MD

   

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

2014

 

2010

Baltimore Clayworks, 35th Anniversary Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

American Univsersity Museum, Franz Bader Fund Exhibition, Washington, DC

Casewerks Gallery, Memory: Captured Moments, Baltimore, MD

NCECA Philadelphia, Dis/Arming Domesticity
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baker Artist Award Winners

2008

Arizona State University Art Museum, A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection
SOFA Chicago
Westchester Arts Council, NY, Confrontational Ceramics

2007

Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, Building a Legacy
Baltimore Museum of Art, Sondheim Prize Finalists

2006

Fuller Craft Museum, The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft, Brockton, MA
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Life Insight: The Human Experience
Tell Me a Story
, Santa Fe Clay, NM

2003

Peabody Essex Museum, Family Ties, Salem, MA
Park School, Breaking New Ground, Baltimore, MD

2001

Maryland Institute College of Art, Faculty Exhibition

2000

Delaware Art Museum, Selections from Biennial Acquisitions
The Contemporary Museum, Snapshots, Baltimore, MD
Rosenberg Gallery, Obsessions, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Susan Cummins Gallery, Perches in the Soul, Mill Valley, CA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Faculty Exhibition

1999

Nathan D. Rosen Museum, Updating Ceremonial Objects: A Cup for Miriam, Boca Raton, FL
Artscape, Baltimore, MD
Delaware Art Museum, Blurring Boundaries: Objects in Craft Media From the Collections

1998

Fort Lewis College, Selections from Soho, Durango, CO
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, Summer Group Exhibition
Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Biennial

1997

Loveland Museum, Contemporary American Ceramics, Loveland, CO
Maryland Art Place, Critics Residency Program, Baltimore

1996

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Art Sites, Washington, DC
Artscape, Secrets, Baltimore, MD

1995

The St. Paul Companies, Out of the Fire, Minneapolis, MN
Galeries Francoise, The Dog as Symbol and Metaphor, Brooklandville, MD
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, Gallery Artists, New York, NY
University of Maryland Art Gallery, Soul Mates, College Park
Towson State University, Actual Size, MD

1993

Artscape, Gods and Saints, Baltimore, MD

1990

International Sculpture Center, Encierro: Captured
Spaces,
Washington, DC

   

Grants And Awards

2011

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award

2010

The Mary Sawyers Baker Prize

2008

Franz and Virginia Bader Fund

2007

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant

2003

Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Arts Award (1st prize)
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant

1999

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant

1995

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant

1994

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1992

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant

   

Collections

 

George and Dorothy Saxe Collection, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA

Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Erie Art Museum, PA

Marge and Philip Kalodner Colletion, Philadelphia, PA

Judith Schwartz, New York, NY

The St. Paul Companies, Minneapolis, MN

Sallie Mae Loan Corporation, Washington, DC

Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Collection, Washington, DC

 

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