Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 101
ALBERT BORCH (1933 - )
  • ALBERT BORCH (1933 - )

101

ALBERT BORCH (1933 - )

UNTITLED

ceramic
height 20" — 50.8 cm.
incised signature and dated 82

Estimate $300-$400

Realised: $240
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

From another collection

ALBERT BORCH (1933 - )

Albert Borch was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1933. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Crafts, with distinction in 1955 and his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, with high distinction in 1961 from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California. Borch worked as a teacher at the Scattergood Friends School in Iowa from 1955 to 1959, and moved to Chicago, where he taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, from 1961 to 1968. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Chicago the summers of 1964 and 1965.

Borch moved to Calgary, Alberta, where he began teaching in 1968 at the Alberta College of Art and Design, eventually becoming Chairman of the Ceramics Department in 1975. He was awarded Lecturer Emeritus in 1999. Borch also taught bookbinding at several schools throughout his career, including Red Deer College, and the Alberta College of Art and Design. Albert Borch currently lives with his wife in Kelowna, BC.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Alberta Art Foundation
Alberta College of Art and Design
City of Calgary Civic Art Collection
Claridge Collection, Montreal
Harvey Buckmaster Ceramic Collection, University of Calgary
Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Oak Park Public Library, Illinois
Oregon State Capital Building, Salem, OR
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Selected Solo and Group Exhibits

2012 Form and Fire: Aspects of Modernism in Alberta Ceramics, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB
2009 Fractals of Form - Ceramics, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Brand Forks, BC
2005 Works from the Nickle Art Museum, Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, AB
Form and Fire: Aspects of Modernism in Alberta Ceramics, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB
2000 Cousins: A Retrospective Featuring the Works of Albert and Gerald Borch, Cultural Center Gallery, Medicine Hat, AB
1998 The Art of the Book ’98, two-year traveling exhibition, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artist Guild
1996 The Open and the Closed Book, Alberta College of Art and Design and the Alberta Crafts Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1995 Contemporary Canadian Bookworks, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
1994 Multiple Talents VI, 6th Annual of the Iowa City Book Arts Club, University of Iowa, Iowa
Series ’94, Instructor’s Exhibition, Red Deer College Gallery, Red Deer, AB
Bookbinding Exhibition, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Calgary, Chapter, Sun Life Plaza, Calgary, AB
Bound to Please, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Calgary Chapter, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, AB
1993 The Art of the Book ’93, two-year traveling national exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book artists Guild
Exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders, Harbor Front, Toronto, ON
To Set the Table, Ceramic Exhibition, Alberta Potters’ Association, Alberta Crafts Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Craftsmen in the Community, Alberta Crafts Council, Edmonton, AB
Series ’93, Instructors’ Exhibition, Red Deer College Gallery, Red Deer, AB
1992 Series ’92, Instructors’ Exhibition, Red Deer College Gallery, Red Deer, AB
1991 Sixth Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX
Series ’91, Instructors’ Exhibition, Red Deer College Gallery, Red Deer, AB
1990 Fifth Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX
Solo Exhibit, Gulf Canada Gallery Showcase Exhibition, Calgary, AB
1989 From Clay, Alberta College of ARt and Design Gallery, Calgary, AB
Series ’89, Instructors’ Exhibition, Red Deer College Gallery, Red Deer, AB
Exhibit in connection with groundbreaking ceremonies of Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Galerie Nouvelle, Kitchener, ON
1988 Faculty Exhibit, Alberta College of Art and Design Calgary, AB
Solo Exhibition, Franklin Silverstone Gallery, Montreal, QC
1987 Faculty Exhibit, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
1986 Solo Exhibit, Culpepper Gallery, Calgary, AB
Faculty Exhibit, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
Studio Ceramics in Alberta III, Alberta Art Foundation and Alberta Potters Association
1985 Faculty Exhibit, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
Handprints, Alberta Crafts Council
1984 Faculty Exhibit, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
1982 Metal, Fibre, Clay and Glass, ACC Craft Exhibit, Beaver House Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Un-College Exhibition, Ulrich Gallery, Calgary, AB
1980 Faculty Exhibit, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB
The Works 1980, University of Alberta Student Union, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Showcase ’80, Edmonton and Calgary, AB
1979 Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Exhibit, Calgary AB
Invitation Crafts Exhibit, Cedar Street Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
1978 Oregon Crafts, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR
Solo Exhibit, First Federal Savings Bank, Kaiser, OR
Star Festival Art Exhibit, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
1977 Willamette Valley Crafts Exhibition, Corvallis, OR
Solo Exhibit, Cedar Street Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Oregon State Fair
1976 Solo Exhibit, Mount Royal College Gallery, Calgary, AB
Students of Coykendall, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, CA
Oregon State Fair
1975 Ceramics West ’75, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon and Canadian Guild of Potters, Toronto, ON
1974 Alberta College of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, Calgary, AB
1973 Ceramics International ’73, Calgary, AB
1972 Vessel, Ottawa, ON
1971 Canadian Ceramics, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
Environment ’71, Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
1969 Environment ’69, Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
Solo Exhibit, Alberta College of Art and Design
Craft Dimensions, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
1968 Wichita National, Wichita, KA
Solo Exhibit, Dubuque Public Library, Dubuque, IA
Faculty Exhibition, Alberta College of Art and Design
1967 Mississippi River Craft Show, Memphis, TN
Illinois Craftsmen Show, Peoria, IL
Illinois Craftsmen Show, Springfield, IL
Midwest Crafts, ACC Regional, Milwaukee, WI
1966 10th Annual National Exhibition, Greater Fall River Art Association
Ceramic Arts ’66, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1965 Oak Park Art Festival, Illinois
Three-Person Show, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Spectrum, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
1964 Solo Exhibit Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
Lake Meadows Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Downers Grove Art Festival, Chicago, IL
1963 Chicago Craftsmen Invitational, Mundelein College, Chicago, IL
Chicago Festival of the Arts, Chicago, IL
1961 San Francisco Potters Association Biennial, de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Wichita National Ceramics Exhibition, Wichita, KA
Diablo Festival of the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
California Craftsmen, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
California State Fair
1960 California State Fair

Selected Awards

1985 Hand Spirits, Alberta Crafts Council Traveling Exhibit: Purchase Award
1973 Ceramics International ‘73, Calgary International Academy of Ceramics: Purchase Award
1971 Canadian Ceramics ’71, Royal Ontario Museum: Purchase Award
1965 Oak Park Festival, Chicago: Purchase Award

Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist

Additional Info:

Department: Decorative Arts