ALLAN ROSENBAUM
Richmond, Virginia



Selected Solo/Two-Person Exhibitions
2020 Memento; Quirk Gallery; Richmond, VA (solo)
2017 Kaleidoscopic Interchange; FAB Gallery, Richmond VA (solo)
2015 Binary; Mill Gallery, Pawtucket, RI (solo)
2014 Shaped Polarities: Allan Rosenbaum and Fiona Ross, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
2013 Dialogue in Black and White; Mclean Project for the Arts; Mclean, VA (solo)

2004 Eccentric Inventions, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA (solo)

2000 Allan Rosenbaum, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Poetic License: The Sculpture of Allan Rosenbaum, Visual Art Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA (solo)
1999 Allan Rosenbaum: Ceramics and Drawings, Arkansas Art Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR (solo)


Selected Group Exhibitions
2022 Handcrafted; Blackrock Center for the Arts; Germantown, MD


2019 About Face/Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL (traveling to The Art Museum of South Texas and the Figge Art Museum)


2018 Deep Flash: On Art and Transformation; VisArts at Rockville, MD 


2016 Some Abstraction Required, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

Dredged/Drawn, Fed Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
Interpretations, Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design, St. Louis, MO


2015 Material World, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
A Journey from Realism to Abstraction and Nob-Obejctive Art; Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Hampton, VA


2014 The Price of Freedom, Walker Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 

Good As Gold, Craft Alliance,Center of Art and Design St. Louis, MO 

Material World, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN


2012 Choice Cuts, Staple Goods Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Forms of Suggestion: Susan Heatley, Allan Rosenbaum, Fiona Ross; Chroma Gallery; Charlottesville, VA  


2010 Crossing Lines, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Newark DE 

Ceramica Multiplex, International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics 2009, City Museum, Varazdan, Croatia


2009 Short Stories: Narratives from the Kiln, Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Corn Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, GA

Crossing Lines, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Newark DE

Ceramica Multiplex, International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics 2009, City Museum, Varazdan, Croatia

Materials Hard and Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX


2006 Surface Matters, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

National Teapot Invitational, University of Arkansas-Monticello

Just a Head, Bloch Hall Gallery, University of Alabama- Montavallo

Tea Time: The Art of Teapot, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts Museum, Kalamazoo, MI

Amazing Clay, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA


2004 North American Ceramic Sculpture NOW, Visual Art Center, Richmond, VA
The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Perchance to Dream, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Steamin’, Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ


2003 Now and Now, Second World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramic
Center, Icheon, Korea


2002 Big Head/Ceramic Sculpture on a Heroic Scale, Russell Hill Rogers
Gallery, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Pushing Clay, University of Southern Maine Art Gallery, Gorham, ME


2001 USA/Clay, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian National Museum of
American Art, Washington, D.C.

Figurative Ceramics by Wesley Anderegg, Allan Rosenbaum, Tim Taunton, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

Telling Tales: Contemporary Narrative Teapots, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO


1999 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts National Ceramic Competition, Florence, AL

Looking in the Mirror: Aspects of Figurative Ceramics, Riley Hawk Gallery, Columbus, OH

Clay Bodies, Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA


1998 Commonwealth Collects 1998, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach

Inspired by Funk, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

Spinning Tales: Contemporary Narrative Ceramics, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC


1997 A Centennial Celebration of the American Ceramics Society, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (Traveled nationally through 1999)


Selected Bibliography
2019 Adamson, Glen, Jankauskas, Jennifer; About Face/Cotemporary Ceramic Sculpture; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (traveling)
2018 Deep Flash: On Art and Transformation; VisArts 30th Anniversary Exhibition; Catalog Statement: The Imbued Object, Nancy Sausser, pgs. 35-40.
2012 The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay; Lark Press; pg. 15
2008 Schwartz, Judith S; Confrontational Ceramics; A&C Black and University of Pennsylvania Press; pg 166
2007 Risatti, Howard and Trapp Kenneth R.; A Theory of Craft: Function and Aesthetic Expression; University of North Carolina Press
500 Ceramic Sculptures; Lark Press; Introduction by Glen R. Brown; p. 86

 2006 Kangas, Matthew; Craft and Concept: The Rematerialization of the Art

Object; Color Plate 3; Midmarch Arts Press; 2006
2005 Meilach, Dona; Teapots: Makers and Collectors; Schiffer Publishing;
pg. 29
2004 Nicholas Roukes; Artful Jesters: Innovators of Visual Wit and Humor;
pgs.116-118
Peterson, Susan; The Craft and Art of Clay; fourth edition; pg. 294
The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2004; published by the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum; pg. 89
500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form; Lark Press Introduction by Leslie Ferrin; pgs. 36, 112, 115
2003. Now & Now: World Contemporary Ceramics; catalog published for The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale Korea, 2003
Risatti, Howard; Allan Rosenbaum’s Eccentric Inventions; Ceramic Art
and Perception, issue 51, pp. 57-59.
2002 500 Teapots: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design;
Introduction by Kathy Triplett; pgs. 134,188,360; 2002
2001 Zakin, Richard; Ceramics: Mastering the Craft; pg. 118; 2001
DeBoos, Janet. “Looking in the Mirror Aspects of Figurative Ceramics,” Ceramics Art and Perception, No. 40, 2000, p.52
Kangas, Matthew. "Allan Rosenbaum," American Ceramics, 12/2, p. 53
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Selected Public Collections
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C.

City Museum, Varazdan, Croatia

Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan 

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA
Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL 

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Kamm Teapot Foundation
City of Richmond, VA Public Art Commission

Selected Grants and Awards
2015, 2013 Fellow, Virginia Center for Creative Art, Amherst, VA

2005  Individual Artist Fellowships: Virginia Commission for the Arts, Sculpture

1996  Individual Artist Fellowships: Virginia Commission for the Arts, Crafts

1984 Wisconsin Arts Board Project Grant

1982 Wisconsin Arts Board Project Grant

1978 Wisconsin Arts Board Project Grant


Academic Appointment
1986-2012 Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Education
1986 MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. 

1978 BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison.