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Wesley Anderegg

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1982 Bachelor of Science in Geography, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1992 Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

1991-1992Resident Artist, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

 

Wesley Anderegg is known for his colorful earthenware, figurative sculptures of people and humanoid figures. Anderegg is inspired by primitive clay figure sculptures. He depicts men and women playing instruments, praying, surfing and other every day activities. Some of his sculptures depict sports figures, narratives and human anomalies.

Anderegg’s Headspinners series is composed of two oval shapes, the lower half depicting two bodies on either side and the upper half depicting two heads. The top half can spin so the heads and bodies are mismatched. The bold graphic patterns, colors and facial expressions on each side are opposites creating variant relationship with each move. Anderegg’s plates similarly illustrate portraits. His surface decoration is naïve, colorful and cartoon-like giving his work a whimsical, imaginary and sometimes unsettling quality.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

The Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock, Arkansas

Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, Wisconsin

Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia

Fulcrum Capital, Sacramento, California

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Fredrick R. Wiesman Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama

Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia

Missoula Museum of Art, Missoula, Montana

New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Ross E. Purdy Museum of Ceramics, Westerville, Ohio

Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming

Bisbee Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, Bisbee, Arizona

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Garcia, Edith. Ceramics and the Human Figure. London: A & C Black, 2012.

Wesley Anderegg. Davis, Calif: John Natsoulas Press, 2009.

Schwartz, Judith S. Confrontational Ceramics: The Artist As Social Critic. London: A & C Black, 2008.

Smith, Nan. 500 Figures in Clay: Volume 2. New York, New York: Lark Books, 2014.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website: www.wesleyanderegg.com

 

Typical Marks
Face Cup with Arms
Date: 1992
Form: Cup
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Face Cup with White Mouth
Date: 1993
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Fly Swatter Man
Date: 1994
Form: Sake Set
Materials: Mixed Media
Surface Technique: Salt Glaze, Slip, Stain
Candice Groot Collection
Photo: Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 166, April 16, 2016
Candice Groot Collection
Tearing Man Apart
Form: Teapot
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Slip, Stain
Candice Groot Collection
Photo: Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 167, April 16, 2016
Candice Groot Collection
Man with a Wheelbarrow
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified January 7, 2017. http://themarksproject.org/marks/anderegg