DETAIL: Toots ZYNSKY 'Pennellata' 2004, 'Filet de Verre' fused and thermoformed colour glass threads
Sergei ISUPOV | Firebird

ISUPOV, Sergei
Ukraine 1963
To United States of America 1992
Firebird 2004
porcelain with underglaze painting
49.5 (h) x 56.0 (w) x 35.5 (d) cm
Photographer Katherine Wetzel

Cummington, Massachusetts, United States
born Stavrapole, Russia, 1963, to United States from Estonia 1992


1982  Ukrainian State Art School, Kiev, Ukraine
1990  Bachelor of Arts with a Master of Fine Art (Ceramics), Art Institute of Tallinn, Estonia

Selected solo exhibitions

Vasa Gallery, Falun, Sweden, 1993; Mosabaka Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 1993; Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 1995; Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1995; Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, 2002, 2003

Selected group exhibitions since 2000

Everson ceramic national: the 30th ceramic national exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 2000; Masterworks from the collection, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC, 2000; Color and fire: defining moments in studio ceramics; 1950: 2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, 2000; Confrontational clay: the artist as social critic, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2000; Bridge VI, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, 2000; New sculpture, Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2000; American ceramic art at the new millennium, World Ceramics Exposition, Seoul, South Korea, 2001; Clay 2001, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, 2001; National clay invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC, 2001; Erotica in ceramic art II, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, 2001; 31st annual ceramics exhibit, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI, 2001; Expressing the human form, Baltimore Clayworks, MD, 2001; Allan Chasanoff ceramic collection, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC, 2001; Tastefully tawdry, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2002; Major figures: group show of figural ceramics, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, 2002; Modern bestiary: artists view the animal kingdom, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI, 2002; The figure in ceramic, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 2002; Figural ceramics, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, 2002; Big head: ceramic sculpture on a heroic scale, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX, 2002; Biological mutiny, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, 2002; Confrontational clay: the artist as social critic, Belger Center, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, 2002; Terra sutra: 21st century erotic ceramics, Incubator Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2002; Ceramic national 2000, Chicago Cultural Center, IL, 2002; Triennial 9 form and content: corporal identity, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, and Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, 2003; Trans-mission, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Macon, GA, 2003; Short stories, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, 2003; Subject-me-object; Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, 2003; Vivat! Chamotte, Baltimore Clayworks, MD, 2003; Clay works: American ceramics from the Everson Museum of Art; USB Paine Webber Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2003; Being human: the figure expressed, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003; Erotic life of clay: sex pots, San Francisco State University, CA, 2003; The figure in ceramic, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 2003; The edges of grace: provocative; uncommon craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, 2004; Standing room only: 2004 Scripps 60th ceramic annual, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 2004; A family of artists, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA, 2004; Terra sutra: erotica II, Montage Gallery, MD, 2005; Excess: a group exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, 2005; 35th annual ceramics exhibition faunatical: ceramic artists and the forms of nature, Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, WI, USA, 2005

Public collections

International  Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA; Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo, Norway; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC; Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany; Museum of Applied Art, Tuman, Russia; Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Summe, Ukraine; Museum of International Ceramics, Kecskemét, Hungary; Racine Art Museum, WI; Tallinn Museum of Applied Art, Estonia

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