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Adrian Arleo

Biography to Display: 

1960 Born, Tarrytown, New York

EDUCATION

1983 BA Art and Anthropology, Honors in Art, Pitzer College, Claremont, California

1983-1984 Graduate Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

1986 MFA Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1986-1987 Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon

1987-1988 Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, Oregon

2012 Jorden Schnitzer Print Making Residency, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, Oregon

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio artist

 

Adrian Arleo is a ceramic sculptor whose work focuses on human and animal forms. Her sculptures can represent a human figure, an animal form or both. Each piece begins with a sketch that is transformed into three dimensions using one inch diameter extruded coils. The coils are then rolled to compress the clay and decrease their diameters. The looseness of the hand building process allows her to build the figural forms she employs. Often the poses she gives her human figures reference Greek and Roman sculptures. Her surfaces are typically highly textured. Inspiration comes from the natural world around her. Perhaps it’s honeycomb, the strata of a mountain side, the bark of a tree or fur or feathers. Arleo uses glazes to finish her surfaces, sometimes she employs the encaustic technique, and metallic leaf may also appear on her figures.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Icheon World Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Kings County Public Art Collection, Kings County, Washington

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia

Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Arleo, Adrian. “An O.S.A.C. Residency”, Ceramics Monthly (November 1987).

Arleo, Adrian. “Adrian Arleo’s Figure Teapots”, Kerameiki Techni (2003).

Arleo, Adrian. “Building Large Figurative Sculpture”, NCECA Journal 15 (1994-95).

Arleo Adrian. “Emerging Talent,” NCECA Journal 11 (1990-91).

Arleo, Adrian. “Form and Experience”, The Studio Potter (December/January 1987-88).

Arleo, Adrian. “Working Sculptor Feature”, Ceramics Monthly (January 2010).

Lark Crafts. The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay. Ashville, NC: Lark Books, 2012.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J. Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 2005.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

Website: www.adrianarleo.com

 

Typical Marks
2002
1998
Shudder
Date: 2002
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Creating Darkness Between Light
Date: 1998
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Textured Surface
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 3, April 16, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 3, April 16, 2016
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bird on a Branch
Date: 2016
Form: Sculpture
Method: Carved, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified December 24, 2016. http://themarksproject.org/marks/arleo