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

April 21, 2015

LOT 54
CHUCK WISSINGER
  • CHUCK WISSINGER
  • CHUCK WISSINGER
  • CHUCK WISSINGER

54

CHUCK WISSINGER

UNTITLED

stoneware
including stand height 92.25" — 234.3 cm.
unsigned
condition noted

Estimate $700-$900

Realised: $1,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



CHUCK WISSINGER

Charles Wissinger was born in Pennsylvania, and received his bachelor’s degree in art education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1968, and his Master of Fine Arts, with a major in Ceramics and Minors in Sculpture and Photography-cinematography form Ohio State University in 1970. Following his degree, he taught in at Elmira College in upstate New York for four years before accepting a teaching position at Red Deer College in Alberta, where he worked for twenty five years teaching ceramics, drawing, sculpture and photography . In 2000, Wissinger moved to Texas and taught design and ceramics fort three years at University of Texas-Pan American. He joined Texas A&M University in Kingsville, where he is now Director of the Art Department. Wissinger lives in Kingsville, Texas.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Alberta Art Foundation, Edmonton, AlB
Allen Chasanoff, New York, NY
Ceramics Monthly Collection, Columbus, OH
Claridge Collection, Montreal, Quebec.
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey
Graff Collection, Edmonton, AB
Jingdezhen Experimental Factory Jingdezhen, China 
Kalebodur Group, Canakkale Ceramic, Can, Canakkale, Turkey
Karacasu Foundation, Seferihisar, Izmir, Turkey
Kirk Clark Collection, McAllen, TX
Museum of Applied Arts, Trondheim, Norway
North Central Washington Museum, Winatchee, WA
Office of the Agent General, Government of Alberta, New York, NY
Red Deer College, Permanent Collection
Robin Hopper Collection, Victoria, BC
The Ohio State University Collection, Columbus, OH

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2014 Surface Treatment: Dissonance = Harmony, Beyond Arts Gallery, Harlingen, TX
2013 Piri Reis Exhibition in Rome / Piri Reis Sergimiz Roma'da..., Turkish Embassy in Rome, Italy
Reflections From A Century, Artists of Central Alberta, MAG, Red Deer Museum, Red Deer, AB
Cultural Exchange Ceramic Arts Exhibition, in conjunction with NCECA Conference
A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Clear as Mud, 7th Annual Rio Grande Valley Ceramic Conference and Exhibition, STC, Library Art Gallery, McAllen, TX
International Fourth ASNA Clay Triennial, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2013 Six Pack, Texas Clay Arts Association, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
40th Annual All Membership Annual Juried Show 2013, Art Center of Corpus Christi,TX
2012 International Fourth ASNA Clay Triennial, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Be...One-of-a-Kind, Grand Reopening, Santa Anita Gallery, McAllen, TX
Wissinger & Wissinger Exhibition, Library Gallery (LRC), Texas State Technical College, Harlingen, TX
Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
2012 Six Pack Juried Show, Texas Clay Arts Association, Coop Gallery, San Angelo, TX
A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: WEDGED TOGETHER, STC Library Art Gallery, South Texas College, McAllen, TX
39th Annual All Membership Show 2012, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, TX
Friends and Fire-mates, Danmarks Keramikmuseum -Grimmerhus, Kongebrovej Middelfart, Denmark
A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: WEDGED TOGETHER, STC Library Art Gallery, South Texas College, McAllen, TX
The Independents Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
Dia De Los Muertos, Starr Street Festival, CC Art Walk, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX
2011 Art Faculty Show, Downtown 4th Annual Art Walk, Kleberg Bank, Kingsville, TX
Salem Art Association Juried Members' Show, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR
South Texas Art League Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Museum of South Texas, Allison Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX
Dimension XXXIX, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
Six Pack Show, Texas Clay Art Association, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
52nd Anniversary Exhibition, Southwest Sculpture Society, Art Center Corpus Christi, Meadows, TX
A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Post/Every Piece is a..., STC Library Art Gallery, South Texas College, McAllen, TX
40th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, Brownsville, TX
All Membership Juried Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, TX
Friends and Fire-mates, Guldagergaard's Apple House Gallery, Kildevej 2, Ørslev, 4230 Skælskør. Denmark
45th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX
2010 TAMUK Faculty Show, Down Town Art Walk, Kleberg Bank, Kingsville, TX
Texas Wildlife Show, Down Town Art Walk, Kingsville, TX
 Six Pack Show, Texas Clay Art Association, Coop Gallery, San Angelo, TX
Souper Bowls III, Fund Raising Event, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
RENDEZVOUS: National ceramic Invitational, Art Association of Jackson Hole, Space Gallery, Glenwood Jackson, WY
38th Annual All Membership Juried Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
Resurface Exhibition, Progresso Art Gallery, Nuevo Progresso, Mexico
44th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Department of Art/Drama, Corpus Christi, TX
Dimension XXXVII, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Up and Down and All Around, 4th Annual Rio Grande Valley Ceramic Conference and Exhibition, STC, Library Art Gallery, McAllen, TX
51st Anniversary Exhibition, Southwest Sculpture Society, Art Center Corpus Christi, Meadows, Galley, CC, TX. 2009
Dimension XXXVII, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, Texas, Opening, Oct 01, 2009, Regional Juried Exhibition.
2009 Resurface Exhibition, Progresso Art Gallery, Nuevo Progresso, Mexico
Dia De Los Muertos: A Diverse Perception of Life and Death, Gallery 218, Harlingen, TX
Independents Show 2009, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, TX
Going Beyond the Visual Spectrum, Gallery 218, Harlingen, TX
A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Beyond the Vessel, 3rd Annual Rio Grande Valley Ceramic Conference and Exhibition, STC, Library Art Gallery, McAllen , TX
Texas Two Step: Invitational Student and Faculty Show, A Ceramic Partnership Texas A&M University and The University of Texas, Pan American join Central Arizona College, NCECA
The 11th Annual Texas Clay Arts Association 2009 Six Pack Show, Live Oak Center, Milam, Columbus, TX
The U.S. Open Outdoor Sculpture Show, a NCECA Conference Exhibition: Mesa Community College , Mesa, AZ
Coastal Bend College Kingsville, Texas, Community Appreciation Open House, CBC & TAMUK Drawings and Small Ceramics Show
36th Annual All Membership Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
43rd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Department of Art/Drama, CC, TX
30 Years of the Yuma Symposium Exhibition, Yuma, AZ
2008 International Ceramics Exposition: Art Brings the World Together, Lubeznic Center for the Arts, Michigan City, IN
35th Annual All Membership Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
Dimension XXXVI 2008 Juried Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
Independents Show 2008, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
A South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Extending Influence, Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, South Texas College & University Texas-Pan American Gallery Gallery, Edinburg, TX
Frank Ross Legacy Exhibition, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA 2007 International Terra Sigilliata Symposium & Colloquium From Karacasu Earth Exhibition, Izmir Devlet Resim Heykel Muzesi, Izmir, Turkey
2007 Six Pack Show, Texas Clay Art Association, Austin, TX
Art Center of Corpus Christi All Membership Exhibition, Texas,
A South Texas Ceramic Sampler, South Texas College, Pecan Campus Library, McAllen, TX
Jingdezhen International Ceramic Trade Fair, JDZ PWS Experimental Factory Gallery, an exhibition of International Artists in Residency Participants, Jingdezhen, China
2006 Charles E. Wissinger Show, University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas
Southmost College, Richardson Art, Gallery, Brownsville, TX
Duality, La Muerte y La Vida, the University of Texas-Pan American,
Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery, Invitational Exhibition, Edinburg, TX
The Third ASNA Clay Triennial and Exhibition, Karachi, Pakistan
Jingdezhen International Ceramic Trade Fair, JDZ PWS Experimental Factory Gallery, an exhibition of International Artists in Residency Participants, Jingdezhen, China
2005 Sculpture by Charles Wissinger, Conner Museum, TAMUK
Wissinger & Wissinger, Corpus Christi Art Center, TX
Dia de los Muertos Exhibition, Brownsville Heritage Museum
The Works 20th Anniversary Exhibition, World Trade Center, Edmonton, AB
ATTACHMENTS 2005, At the Edge of Texas, Texas Clay Arts Association Rockport, TX
State of Texas – Clay, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2004 Art for Giving: Holiday Art Extravaganza 2004, the International Museum of
Art and Science, McAllen, TX
El Color De La Muerte Day of the Dead Celebration, the Museum of Port Isabel, TX
32nd Annual Dimension Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
Oaxaca Study Abroad Program Exhibition, Benito Juarez Institute of Art, Oaxaca, Mexico
Texas and Beyond, University of Texas - Pan American, Edinburg, TX
Embracing the Present, Art House Gallery, McAllen, TX
21st Century Ceramics In the United States & Canada, CCAD, Columbus, OH
Texas A&M University, Kingsville Faculty Exhibition, Clark Gallery, UTPA, Edinburg, TX
2002 Both Sides of the Boarder, Casa de la Cultura, Reynosa and the Mexican
American Cultural Center, McAllen, TX
Healers and Saints, Sala Arte Gallery, McAllen, TX
Moving On, Sala Arte Gallery, McAllen, TX
UTPA Clay, STCC Gallery, South Texas Community College, McAllen, TX
Two States of Ceramics, Clark Gallery, UTPA
MEZCLA, Progresso Art Gallery, Nuevo Progresso, Mexico
Corazones Distintos MMII, Sala Arte Gallery, McAllen, TX
2001 Freedom of Expression, Sala Arte Contemporary Gallery McAllen, TX
Corazones Distintos MMI, Sala Arte Gallery, McAllen, TX
2000 Holiday Exhibition, Sala Arte Gallery, McAllen, TX
Arte Rio Grande 2, McAllen International Museum, McAllen TX
UTPA Faculty Exhibition, Casa de Cultura, Reynosa, Mexico
1997-1999 Alberta Crafts Council Gallery, Edmonton, AB
1996 -1998 Serendipity Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Presenters Exhibition, Fireworks, Edmonton International Ceramics Seminar, Edmonton, AB
1996 Wood Salt and Life, British Commonwealth Games, Victoria BC
North By Northwest, Minneapolis, Mn, an exhibition of the NCECA Conference, international invitational.
1995 Super Bowls, Nelson Museum, Arizona State University
1994 International Olympics Ceramics Exhibition, Lillehammer, Norway
1993 Mestermote, Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway, an Olympics Cultural Project
The Chicago International New Art Forums Exposition, Chicago, Ill.
1992 The National School of Art and Design, Kolding, Denmark
 Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina SK Lakeside Gallery, Lakeside, MI
1991 Clay Today, Koetshuis, Roden, Holland, and Gailerie Van Aalst, Biest-
Houtakker, Holland
1990 Clay Today, Kunsthallen, Brandts, Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
International Ceramics Exhibition, Hovikodden Art Centre, Oslo, Norway
Canadian Ceramics, Gallery Aktuell, Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Franklin Silverstone Gallery, Toronto, ON
Fired Imagination, a Canadian-Australian Exchange, Venues include: the Winter Olympics, Calgary; World Crafts Council Conference, Sydney; Expo'88, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Queensland
1988 Provenance Gallery, Calgary, AB
The Ohio Connection, Ohio Ceramics Craftsmen Gallery, Columbus, OH
The Participants, Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB
International Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, Total Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
Galerie Franklin Silverstone, Montreal, QC
The Canadian Connection, an exhibition of the International Ceramics Symposium II, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Alberta Potters Association Invitational Exhibition, Red Deer and District Museum, Red Deer, AB
1987-1988 Ten, Alberta Ministry of Culture, provincial touring ceramics exhibition
1987 Malaspina College, Nanaimo, BC
Fireworks Gallery, Calgary, AB solo exhibition.
 The Individuals, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB
Collaborations, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB
 The Works Festival, Edmonton, AB
 Sculpture by Invitation, The Edmonton Art Gallery in conjunction with The
Works Festival exhibit of outdoor sculpture
1986 the Gulf Oil Gallery, Calgary, AB solo exhibition.
Monumental Clay, Alberta Culture Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Medicine Hat Ceramics Symposium, Medicine Hat, AB
1986-1988 Studio Ceramics in Alberta III, sponsored by the Alberta Art Foundation and
the Alberta Potters Association
1984 International Academy of Ceramics Invitational, an exhibition of the
International Conference, Seattle, WA
1983 University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, solo exhibition
 Corcoran and Tubbs Gallery, Rehoboth, Delaware
 Delaware State Arts Council Gallery, Wilmington Delaware, solo exhibition
1981 Clay and Glass, the Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton, AB
The Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB
Preview '83, The Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB
Issues in Clay, 13 Western Canadian clay sculptors, Sponsored by the Canadian Crafts Council and Latitude 53 Artist Society, Edmonton, toured Alberta and British Columbia.
1981 Variations in Vessels, The Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB
1978-1982 Glass and Clay, toured galleries in Alberta and Ontario, an exhibition of the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, Alberta Ministry of Culture and Recreation for Ontario, and the Ontario Potters Association
The Fine Art of Craft Exhibition, an exhibition of the XI British Commonwealth Games, Edmonton, AB
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, solo exhibition
The Crafts Gallery Limited, Washington, DC
1977 Edmonton Art Gallery, provincial touring five person drawing show. Alberta Mud Show, Churchill Center, Edmonton, invitational. University of Alberta, Ceramics Symposium, Edmonton, invitational. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
1975 University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, solo exhibition
1974 Mansfield State College, Mansfield, PA, solo exhibition
1973 Cooperstown Clay National, Cooperstown, NY
Crafts 73, Arnot Museum Elmira, NY
 First Annual Show and Tell Exhibition, Arnot, Museum, Elmira, NY
Annual New York State Craftsmen Exhibition, Ithaca, NY
Collectable Crafts Exhibition, Handwork Gallery, New York City, NY
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
 Keuka College, Penn Yan, NY
Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY solo exhibition
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, solo exhibition
Roberson Two Rivers Gallery, Binghamton, NY
1971-1972 Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY
Southern Tier Arts and Crafts Exhibition, Corning, NY
1971 Jewish Community Center, Wilmington, Delaware
1970 22nd Annual Ohio Ceramics and Sculpture Show, Butler Institute of
American Art, Youngstown, OH
 Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA
1969 Annual Union Art Show, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1967-1970 Pittsburgh Craftsmen's Guild Annual Jury Show, Sculpture Award
1968 Crafts Horizons and Sculpture Award 1970, Standard
Ceramics Company, Pittsburgh, PA
1967-1968 Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA


Selected Commissions

2010 Churchill Square City Park Portals Project, The Works Art and Design Festival, commissioned scaled drawings for one of 4 Entrances to Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB
2005 Louise McKinney Riverfront Centennial Project, a project of the Alberta
Centennial Celebration and the Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, Alberta,
30ft wood and stone earthworks installation commemorating the natural history of the province
1999 Shandwick Corporation, commission, ceramic piece to be used in a
national PR campaign.
Talmud Torah School, Edmonton, architectural installation, a project of
The Works International Artists Society, that I designed the piece which was dedicated by Shimon Peres.
1996 Hunting Hills High School, Red Deer, Alberta, a 27ft steel, wood and clay
installation, a project commissioned by the Alberta Art Foundation, artist,
Clay Sculpt Gulgong, a Master Workshop, Gulgong, Australia, 10 days, 18 international artists were invited by Janet Mansfield, editor of Ceramic Art & Perception magazine, to create an onsite installations, guest artist.
1993 Homage to a Culture of Makers, a 20ft xl 5ft wood steel and stone installation, A project of the Norwegian National Olympics Committee and the National Arts Council, Ringebu, Norway, guest artist.
1992 Legacy 92, a project of 'the Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton, I was 1 of 5 international artists working with 10 student assistants to produce a major public installation and public participation event, project designer and lead artist.

Selected Awards

2013 Honorable Mention, 36th All Membership Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, TX
2011 3rd Place, All Membership Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, CC, TX
2nd Place, 40th International Art Show, Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts,
Brownsville, TX
1st Place, Southwest Sculpture Society, 52th Anniversary Exhibition, Art Center Corpus Christi, Meadows, Galley, CC, Texas
2010 1st Place, Southwest Sculpture Society, 52st Anniversary Exhibition, Art Center of Corpus Christi
2nd Place, Texas Clay Art Association Six Pack Show, The Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
2009 Honorable Mention, 36th All Membership Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
2008 Sculpture 2nd Place, Independent Show, Art Center of Corpus Christi, TX
1994 Banff Center for the Arts, full scholarship grant, Alberta Art Foundation,
1989
1991 The 1991 NISOD Excellence Award, The National Institute for Staff and Organization Development, international award for excellence in teaching, The University of Texas at Austin.
1990 The City of Red Deer Mayors Award for excellence in the arts and service to the community.
1989 Dean's Award of Excellence, Division of Visual and Performing Arts, Red Deer College
Red Deer College, special project grant to initiate development of a Ceramics Institute

Selected Links

chuckwissinger.com

Provenance:

Fireworks Gallery, Halifax, NS