Resumé

Born 1953, Los Angeles, California
Studio in Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION
1980 M.F.A.; University of California, Los Angeles
1978 M.A.; California State University, Northridge
1976 B.A.; California State University, Northridge

AWARDS
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant
1980 Chancellor’s Patent Fund Grant, University of California, Los Angeles

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2010-11 Luis Bermudez: Myth, Place and Identity, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA
2009 Cerámica de la Tierra – The Pre-Columbian Tradition, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2005 Offerings, Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX
1986 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 kilnopening.edu, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2010 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
2010 kilnopening.edu, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2010 New Work, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA
2010 Professor Dialogues, I-5 Gallery at The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Never Ending Beginnings: CSULA Faculty Biennial, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
2007 kilnopening.edu, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2007 Hausguests, Sponsored by Haus Gallery, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, CA
2007 Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
2006 Soaring Spirits: Feet of Clay, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University,
Ashland, OR
2006 Beatrice Wood Ceramic Annual, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA
2006 Scripps College 62nd Ceramic Annual 2006 Exhibition, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA
2004-05 kilnopening.edu – So. Calif. College Ceramic Instructors & Their Students, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
2004 Ceramics: Texas & Beyond, Charles & Dorothy Clark Gallery, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX
2003 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
2003 Art & Affinities: Sources & Influences – Contemporary Artists from Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
2003 Luis Bermudez, Steven Portigal, Galleria Jan, La Jolla, CA
2002 The World in Their Eye: Art Department Faculty Artists, University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
2002 Materialization, sculptural works by: Luis Bermudez, Joyce Kohl, Hoang Vu, El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA
2001 Southern California Ceramics – A Regional Survey, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2001 Art Out Of The Box, Diane Nelson Fine Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1999 Ceramics Invitational, Art Gallery, Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
1997 Vessels, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
1996 The Empowered Object, Hunsaker/Schlesinger, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
1996 Faculty Artists: Images and Dreams, University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
1994 The World Of Cups, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
1994 Four Sculptors, Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA
1993-94 Fiction, Function, Figuration: The 29th Ceramic National, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
1993 Clay Currents, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA
1993 UCLA: Onramps, Offramps, Exchange & Diversity, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego, CA
1992-93 Choice Encounters, LBMA Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1992 Transformed From Clay: 14 Southern California Artists, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
1992 Sueños From California, Art Gallery, University of Texas, El Paso, TX
1991-92 Clay Today, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA; Lobby, Ahmanson Building, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
1991 Ceramics, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
1991 Recent Ceramics, University Art Gallery, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
1990 Common Ground: Distinct Journeys, Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA
1990 Summer Suite, Joanne Warfield Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989-90 Twentieth-Century Ceramics, Contemporary Ceramics Gallery, Ahmanson Building, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
1988 5 In Clay, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, CA
1988 Up From L.A.: A Crafts Survey, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA
1987 All Fired Up, A 20 Year Ceramics Retrospective, Beckstrand Gallery, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
1986 Teaching Artists: The UCLA Faculty of Art and Design, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles
1986 Kindred Spirits, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, CA
1986 Magic: Eventual Transformation, Reflections Gallery, La Mesa, CA
1986 Reaching the Summit: Mountain Landscapes in Southern California, 1900-1986, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA
1986 42nd Scripps College Ceramic Annual, 1986, Lang Art Gallery, Claremont, CA
1985-86 Pacific Connections, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, CA; Tacoma Art Museum, WA; University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, CA; University Art Collections, Matthews Center, Arizona State University, Tempe; University of Iowa Museum of Art
1985 Perspectives 1985, Art Gallery, California State University, Northridge
1985 Luis Bermudez, Joseph Mannino, Steve Rogers, USC Atelier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1984 Clay Structures/Environmental Sources, Luis Bermudez and Joyce Kohl, University Art Gallery, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA
1984 Art in Clay – 1950’s to 1980’s in Southern California, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, CA
1984 National Clay, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982 Art and/or Craft: USA & Japan, Hokuriku Hoso Kaikan (MRO Gallery), Kanazawa, Japan
1982 Pacific Currents/Ceramics 1982, San Jose Museum of Art, CA

COLLECTIONS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smits Collection, CA
Epson America Incorporated, Torrance, CA
Sheraton Grande Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Lockerbie Manufacturing Company, Beaumont, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
______, Luis Bermudez: Myth, Place and Identity, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, CA, 2011.
______, 2006 Ceramic Annual, Scripps College 62nd Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 2006.
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______, “Demonstrations”, NCECA Journal, 1993-94.
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______, Fiction, Function, Figuration: The 29th Ceramic National, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 1993.
______, Bridging the Differences: Nine Artists/Three Cultures, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1993.
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______, “Up Front”, Ceramics Monthly, April 1992.
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______, “Gallery”, American Craft, April/May 1991.
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______, Teaching Artists: The UCLA Faculty of Art and Design, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986.
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Muchnic, Suzanne, “Exploring Emotional Connections in ‘Spirits’”, Los Angeles Times, Monday, May 5, 1986, Part VI, Review of “Kindred Spirits” Exhibition.
Ianco-Starrels, Josine, Kindred Spirits, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, CA, 1986.
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Dye, Holly Sar, “Northridge Alumni show their stuff”, Cover Story, Scene, California State University, Northridge, Fall 1985.
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______, “Napa College sponsors new exhibit at Main St. Gallery”, The Napa Register, November 14, 1984.
Levy, Mark, “Gold Medal for Clay”, American Craft, October/November 1984, Review of “Art in Clay” Exhibition.
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______, “November Events”, Events, San Diego State University, November 1982.
Macias, Julie, “University Gallery exhibit mixes beauty with function”, Daily Aztec, San Diego State University, Wednesday, October 13, 1982, Review of “Extensions” Exhibition.
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______, 1976 Ceramic Conjunction, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA.