William Catling, MA, MFA

Professor of Art, Chair-Department of Art

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA

 

Education

            1994    Master of Fine Arts/Sculpture

                        California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

            1985    Master of Arts/Sculpture

                        San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

            1977    Bachelor of Arts/Sculpture and Painting

                        San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

Selected One Person Exhibitions

            2018    “Sentinels of True”, Gresham Art Gallery, San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA

            2016    “Lingering at the Brooding Rim”, Riverside City College Quad Gallery,

                         Riverside, CA

            2013    “Measure of Duration”, Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA

            2012    “Of Times and Days”, American Museum of Ceramic Art,

                           Pomona, CA

            2010    “Mythos of Being”, Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

            2010    “Celestial Contemplations”, L Gallery, Asuza, CA         

            2009    “Another Realm”, Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

            2007    “Experience-Memory-Reflection-2 Decades”, Mt. San Antonio College

                          Gallery, Walnut, CA

            2007    “Ongoing Corrosion (the surface of memory),”

                          Heritage Art Gallery, Azusa, CA

            2005    Figurative Sculpture, William DeBilzan Gallery, Sante Fe, NM

            2001    "On the eve of winter", La Sierra University, Riverside, CA

            2000    Figurative Sculpture, William DeBilzan Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            1999    "sharedsufferingspirit", Southern California Artist's Gallery,

                          Arts Colony, Pomona, CA

            1999    "Shared Sufferings", Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

            1999    Irvine Valley College Gallery, Irvine, CA

            1997    Recent Figurative Sculpture - J.J. Brookings Gallery,

                          San Francisco, CA

            1994    "Out of the Darkness" - Biola University Gallery, La Mirada, CA

            1989    "The Spirit Within" - Runes Gallery, Tucson, AZ

 

Museum Shows

            2012    “Of Times and Days”, American Museum of Ceramic Art,

                          Pomona, CA

            2012, 2010, 2008       

                        kilnopening.edu – American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

            2006    International Competition, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

            2005    3rd World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

                        April 23-June 19, 2005

            Ceramic National 2000 Traveling Exhibition:

            2002    Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, 14 April 2002-23 June 2002

            2002    Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, 12 January 2002-17 March 2002

            2001    Samuel P. Harn Museum, Gainsville, FL, 27 May 2001-18 November 2001

            2000    Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 6 October 2000-11 February 2001

            1998    Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

                        International Contemporary Ceramics from the

                        Igal and Diane Silber Collection, 28 March-13 September 1998

 

Reviews and Publications

            2013    Review of exhibition, “William Catling: Measure of Duration,"

                         by Daniella Walsh, ArtScene Vol. 33, No. 3, pgs. 16, 28.

            2010    “Mythos of Being”, Orange County Register, Roberta Carasso.

            2008    “Rock and Sling”, A Journal of Literature, Art and Faith, Summer 2008.

            2005    Faith and Vision: 25 years of Christians In the Visual Arts, Edited by, Cameron

                        Anderson, Sandra Bowden, Square Halo Books.

            2004    “William Catling.” ArtScene, October 2004, by Daniella Walsh.

            2003    "Journey Within" Pomona Daily Bulletin, Sunday, August 3, 2003.

            2000    "William Catling: Shared Suffering" by Roberta Carasso, Ceramics Monthly,

                        December 2000, Volume 48, Number 10.

            1999    "New Pomona Artists' Gallery Features Multi-Media Art Pieces" by Lois Evezich,

                        The San Gabriel Valley Examiner, December 20-26, 1999.

            1999    "Androgynous Clay" by D.B. Walsh, The Blade, November, 1999.

            1999    "Appealing directly to artistic senses" by Daniella Walsh, Orange County

                         Register, 10/10/99

            1999    "Catling's 'Shared Sufferings' Recycle Earth's goodness" by Lydia E.

                         Ringwald, Laguna Post, 9/30/99.

            1999    "A Life With Clay," Ceramics, Art and Perception, Issue # 35(Spring).

            1999    “Tabletop Art,” Coast Magazine, September 1999.

            1999    American Ceramic Society of So Cal Newsletter, Lynette Yetter, September 1999.

            1998    "The Dance," Southern California Women's Caucus for Art, Summer issue.

            1998    “Art For Heart’s Sake, Orange County Register, March 23.

            1998    “Black Sun Crucifixion, Christianity Today, Vol. 42, No. 4, April 6.

            1998    International Contemporary Ceramics Catalogue, Laguna Art Museum.

 

Museum Collections

            2005    Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

                        “And dreams come rustling in the night”

                        2002, Stoneware, paper & wire

                        Sculpture donated to the permanent collection of the museum

            2001    Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

                        “And I go, keeping my endless sorrows”

                        1997, Oil stain on ceramic and wood

                        Sculpture donated to the permanent collection of the museum

            1996    Musee Memorial du Martyr Juif Inconnu, 17 rue Geoffroy-l'Asnier, Paris, France

                        “Partial ecstasy, partial horror, which flesh cannot endure”

                        1994, Ceramic with wood and barbed wire

                        Sculpture placed in the permanent collection of the museum

 

Selected Two or Three-Person Exhibitions

            2013    “Reclaimed Existence”, Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

            2009    “Journey of the Spirit”, Art Projekts, Laguna Beach, CA

            2004    “Journeys” – Orange County Center of Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

            2003    "Journey Within" - Cuttress Gallery, Arts Colony, Pomona, CA

            1999    "Ancient Voices" - Keller Art Gallery, Point Loma University, San Diego, CA

            1998    “Hushed Voices” - Grand Canyon University Art Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

            1996    "Voices" -J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            1991    "within the shadow" - Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

            2014    Sculpture in the Garden, Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation,

                        Alta Loma, CA

            2013    “Figure and Form,” Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

            2012    Gallery Artists - Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA

            2012    Selected Gallery Artists - Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

            2011    Gallery Artists - Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA        

            2011    Flag Show 911 - Main Street Gallery, Pomona, CA

            2011    Chain letter –Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA     

            2008    “Gallery Artists” – The Edge Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            2001    "Difficult Subjects", art sites gallery, Greenport, NY

            2000    "Material: Earth - Size: Small - Ceramic Sculpture", Kunstforum Kirchberg,

                        Kirchberg, Switzerland, 6/18 - 9/24, Curators: C. Abbuhl and H. Dahler

            1999    "Common Clay", William Catling, Philip Cornelius, Patrick Shia Crabb, Barbara

                        Hoshimoto, Susan Rawcliffe, Angels Gate Cultural Center Gallery, San Pedro, CA

            1999    "Common Threads", Diane Nelson Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

            1998    “Five Sculptors” - Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

            1998    “International Contemporary Ceramics” -Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

            1997    "Small Works" - J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA

            1996    "19" - The Gallery Downstairs, Pasedena, CA

            1994    State of the Arts - City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

            1994    Searching For The Hidden - Queens College, Cambridge, England

            1993    “Black and White” - Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

            1992    "Walking The Line" - Biola University Gallery, La Mirada, CA

            1991    Religious Art Festival - Santa Monica, CA Juror: Ruth Weisberg

            1991    "Stuck in the Mud" - Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

            1990    Ceramic Sculpture Show - Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

            1990    "Seeking Refuge" - Arts Council of San Mateo Gallery, San Mateo, CA,

                        Curator: Angela Kirkner

            1989    Bay Arts 89 - Arts Council of San Mateo Gallery, San Mateo, CA

                        Juror: Ruth Braunstein

            1989    Juried Exhibition - Gallery House, Juror: Joe Zirker

            1988    Sculpture on the Avenue of the Arts - 1870 Gallery, Belmont, CA

            1982    Hayward Area Forum for the Arts - Hayward, CA, Juror: Ruth Asawa

 

Professional Academic Experience

            2003 to Present          

                        Department Chair, Founding Director, MFA in Visual Art,

                         Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

            1991 to Present          

                        Professor of Art, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

            1991 to 1997              

                        Adjunct Art Professor, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

            1980 to 1990              

                        Art Instructor, Bridgemont Christian High School, San Francisco, CA

 

Lectures/Workshops/Awards

            2013    Featured: “50 California Artists You Should Know” CA Contemporary

                         Art Journal

            2013    “Reclaimed Existence,” Artist Talk, Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

            2008    Art and Meaning, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY

            2007    Art and Meaning, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

            2007    Life and Art, “Ongoing Corrosion”, Heritage Art Gallery, Azusa, CA

            2002    Art and God, So Pasadena Christian Church, So Pasadena, CA

            2000    Artist Lecture Series: Art and Faith, Riverside, CA

            1999    The Artist and the Sacred Life, Workshop, First Congregational Church

                         Los Angeles, CA

            1998    Santa Ana College Lecture Series - Artist Talk, Santa Ana, CA

            1998    "Clay Today" - Panel Discussion, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

            1998    Focus Series Guest Artist - Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

            1996    Faculty of the Year (student selection), Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

            1996    Teaching Excellence/Leadership Award, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

 

In The Collection Of (partial listing)

            Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Collection, Corona Del Mar, CA

            Igal & Diane Silber Ceramic Art Collection, Laguna Beach, CA

            Arthur Williams Ceramic Art Collection, New York, NY

            Judith Schwartz Ceramic Art Collection, New York, NY

            Gerald Buck Collection, Laguna Hills, CA

            Lloyd Abrams Collection, Santa Fe, NM

            Lynne and Andrew Grossman Collection, Minneapolis, MN

            Atinsky Collection, Santa Barbara, CA

            Baue Collection, Blue Bell, PA

            Birnholz collection, Zurich, Switzerland

            Brown Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah

            Cadrecha Collection, Berkeley, CA

            Eakins Collection, Palo Alto, CA

            Ferman Collection, El Cerrito, CA

            Fine Collection, Redding, CT

            Herrick Collection, San Francisco, CA

            Hill Collection, Laguna Beach, CA

            Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea

            Jordan Collection, Mesa, AZ

            Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

            Malinchoc Collection, Scarsdale, NY

            Mathews Collection, Oregon, OH

            Michalowski Collection, Tucson, AZ

            Musee Memorial du Martyr Juif Inconnu, Paris, France

            Newman Collection, Laguna Beach, CA

            Ney Collection, Glendora, CA

            Parks Collection, Sierra Madre, CA

            Smith Collection, La Habra, CA

            Sperling Collection, San Francisco, CA

            Woodard Collection, Dallas, TX

            Zucker Collection, Berlin, Germany