Masters of Fine Art   Alfred University College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY    1980

Bachelors of Fine Arts     Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI    1978

 

Teaching

 

New York/New Jersey Academy of Ceramic Art    1997-present

Jersey City NJ

Title: Founder, CEO, and Faculty

The Academy is a for-profit Limited Liability Corporation that serves the metropolitan New York City region. Students include artists, designers, teachers, and others from all walks of life; of every race, ethnicity and religious creed, engaging together in ceramic studio art as a serious and creative endeavor.

Courses taught (by title):

•Wheel-thrown Pottery and Form

•Drawing Takes Form in Clay

•Science Primer for the Ceramic Artist

•Dimensions in Tile

•Slip cast Porcelain Tile

•Mold-making and slip-casting

•firing for special effects

•Raku workshop

 

Nightingale-Bamford SchoolSpring 2015

New York NY

Courses in ceramics taught to grades 5 through 12.

 

Rhode Island School of Design    1993-2016

Providence RI

Title: Adjunct Professor 

Courses taught (by title)

•Slip Cast Ceramic Object

•Topics in Ceramic Material Science

•Senior and Graduate Seminar

•Drawing Takes Form in Clay

•Ceramics: A Sculptural Perspective

•Clay in Context.

Additional Initiatives

•Participates on graduate thesis committees, as well as mid term and final critical reviews committees. 

•Established student and faculty advisor committees.

•Assembled and authored two in-depth source books used by students in the following courses: Slip cast Ceramic Object and Topics in Ceramic Material Science.

•Developed and integrated facilities for mold making and slip casting; extruding and die making; raw material lab organization; general studio organizational systems.

•Professional development of the RISD Japan Project: Winter-session course in Ceramics at the Okamura studio in Nara Prefecture, Japan.

 

St. Peter’s College    2002-2008

Jersey City NJ

Title: Adjunct Professor/Fine Arts

Course taught: Ceramics Workshop

The NY/NJ Academy of Ceramic Art is the studio for this course in collaboration with St. Peter’s, where matriculated students earn degree credit.

 

Parsons School of Design    1988-1999

New York NY

Title: Instructor

Courses taught (by title)

•Wheel thrown Pottery

•Building with Extruded Clay Forms

• Raw Material Science.

 

Rutgers University    1997

New Brunswick NJ

Title: Sabbatical replacement/Ceramics

Course taught: Ceramic Sculpture

 

Drew University    1992-1996

Madison NJ

Title: Adjunct Professor/Fine Arts

Course taught (by title)

•Basic Ceramic Studio

•2-D Design

•Figure Drawing.

Additional Initiatives

•Retooled, restructured lab and facility.

 

Collaborative Projects

Abstract Painter Frank Stella    1980-1985

Responsibilities include major contributions with respect to form development, color, establishment of the ceramic processes used, design and fabrication of metal support systems, supervisory role at the foundry locations and during exhibition installation.Two series of projects were created: A series of seven ceramic relief sculptures, and a series of eleven relief sculptures molded from extruded ceramic models which were then cast into steel. Both series of works were exhibited at the Knoedler Gallery in London in1985.

First–person narrative:  I met Frank Stella in 1980 while working a day job for the London based fine art printing firm the PetersburgPress. Stella, who then learned of my background in Ceramics, challenged me to recreate one of his metal reliefs in clay for a possible limited edition series. Stella then asked for my input with respect to the design of clay elements and ceramic pigments I would inlay into the cast clay elements, thus signaling our rapport and collaboration was born. 

Working alone and with Stella from my studio in Jersey from 1980-83, seven unique slip-cast relief sculptures were created. This marked a turning point in Frank Stella’s output heretofore and a shift from painting into 3-D relief and sculpture. These ceramic works also marked the beginning of a series inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, which is still a force in Stella’s later work.

On the heal of the first project in 1983, I created van load of terra cotta extruded forms, still leather-hard, to challenge Stella to a new collaboration. With our rapport cemented, he accepted the challenge and arranged the forms I created into a series of relief sculptures. These sculptures were then cast in steel at the Talix foundry in Peekskill NY. For Stella, these works also marked a first in utilizing cast steel as a medium for his art.

 

Neo-Expressionist Painter James Brown    1985-1986

Initiatives include design and development of the creative process in the production of twenty-four unique terra-cotta entablature-tiles.

First–person narrative:   In 1985 I received and call and subsequent visit from the English sculptor Andrew Lord who had heard from dealer Marian Goodman about my recent collaborations with Frank Stella. Lord, who expressed his interest in collaborating on a ceramic project, suggested another artist, painter James Brown, to step in first. Working with Brown was a pleasure, as he was extremely receptive to all my suggestions with respect to the tile format, colors and glazes, and working with unique production, as opposed to a limited edition series. This project took only about a year to produce and culminated in an exhibition at Castelli Graphics Gallery in New York City. 

   

Grants/Fellowships

NEA/Mid Atlantic Arts Fellowship    2001

New Jersey State Council on the Arts

 

Artist Development Grant    1999

Rhode Island School of Design

 

Published Articles/Reviews

Ceramic Art Tile     2001

By Deborah Goletz, Schiffer Books

 

Extruded Ceramics    2000

By Diana Pancioli, Lark Books

 

Extruded Ceramics    2000

By John Conrad, Falcon Press

 

The Extruder Book    2000

By Daryl E. Baird, The American Ceramic Society Press

 

Handmade Tiles    1994

By Frank Giorgini

 

Arts Magazine    (review)    1991

Title: Frank Bosco, by William Corbet

 

The South End News (review)    1991

Title: Mother Goosed, by Cate McQuaid

 

The Boston Globe (review)    1991

Title: Critics Tip, by Nancy Stapen

 

The New York Times (review)    1990

Title: Narrowing 400 Entries Down to 29, by Vivian Raynor

 

The Newark Star Ledger (review)    1990

Title: Trio of Jurists Give State's Arts Annual An Avant-garde Edge    By Eileen Watkins

 

Panels/Workshops

City of Jersey, NJ Department of Housing Authority

Artist Certification Board    2006-2010

Purpose: As sworn-in City official, to examine applicant portfolios and credentials for certification as artists in the city of Jersey City, and eligible to purchase or rent live/work studios at fifty-percent of market value with tax abatements for twenty years.

 

Kent State University, Ohio    2008

Workshop: Visiting faculty for summer Blossom Program

Responsibilities included: Teaching mold-making and slip-casting concepts and methodologies; presentation and discussion of career dossier; participation in group critiques and student advising.

 

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia    2002

Workshop: Visiting Faculty for summer program. 

Responsibilities included: Responsibilities included: Teaching mold-making and slip-casting concepts and methodologies; presentation and discussion of career dossier; participation in group critiques and student advising.

 

Interlaken School of Art, Stockbridge, MA.        1998

Workshop: Visiting Faculty for summer program. Mono-print Ceramic Tile 

Responsibilities included: Teaching mold-making and slip-casting concepts for the production of large-scale tile utilizing my invented process of casting with pigmented porcelain slip.

 

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ        1998

Panelist: Role as Arts Advocate

 

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ        1998

New York/New Jersey Academy of Ceramic Art, Jersey City, NJ

Workshop: Tile Painting in the Portuguese Tradition

First-person narrative This workshop was a first-time collaboration between the Acadermy and the Newark Museum in conjunction with their exhibition of Portuguese Ceramic Tile. Participants in this workshop used the Academy as the studio to produce their tiles. I provided my expertise in teaching the process, equipment, and materials.

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

New Jersey State Museum   2017

Special Exhibition/New Jersey Arts annual

 

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI    2010

Ceramic Department Group Show        Curated

 

Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI    2005

Faculty Triennial        Curated

 

Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ    2004

New Jersey Arts Annual/Cache: New Horizons    Juried

 

Worcester Center for the Arts, Worcester, MA.    2003

Faculty Exhibition    Curated

 

Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI    2003

Small Works Biennial        Curated

 

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ    2002

New Jersey Arts Annual/Beauty and Function-Crafts in the Garden State    Juried

 

Market House Art Center, Lancaster, PA     2002

Tenth Annual Strictly Functional National    Juried

 

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI    2002

Ceramics Triennial    Curated

 

MPI Media Productions International, New York, NY    2001

Take heArt: Post 9-11 Triumph of Hope    Juried

 

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ    2001

New Jersey Arts Annual    Juried

 

Morris Museum, Morristown NJ    2000

New Jersey Arts Annual    Juried

 

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ    2000

New Jersey Arts Annual/Into the Millennium        Juried

 

Dodge House Gallery, Providence, RI    2000

Ceramic Art: Recent Work        Juried

 

Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY    1999    

Animal, Vegetable, Mineral    Solo

 

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI    1999

RISD Ceramics    Curated

 

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA    1998

Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Tile    Juried

 

Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington D.C.    1998

Connections    Curated

 

Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY    1998

Then and Now: A Contrast in Styles    Curated

 

PSD-X Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY    1998

Small Works    Curated

 

Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY    1997

New Work by Gallery Artists    Curated

 

Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY    1997

Philadelphia/New York Connections    Curated

 

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI        1997

RISD Ceramics    Curated

 

Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia    1997

RISD Ceramics    Curated

 

PSD-X Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY    1996

Small Works V    Curated

 

Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI        1996

Faculty Biennial        Curated

 

Arts Space 534, Monroe County Arts Council, Stroudsburg, PA    1995

Archetypes, Icons, Mythologies    Juried

 

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI        1994

Faculty Biennial    Curated

 

Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison NJ        1993

Frank Bosco/Ceramic Paintings    Solo

 

Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI      1993

Faculty Exhibition        Curated

 

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX    1993

National Ceramic competition    Juried

 

Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ    1993

Seven Deadly Sins        Juried

 

Genovese Gallery Annex, Boston, MA    1992

Clay/From New Jersey    Solo

 

Genovese Gallery, Boston, MA    1991

Frank Bosco/Ceramic Paintings and Relief Sculptures    Solo

 

Muhlenberg College of Art, Allentown, PA    1990

Contemporary Art At Muhlenberg    Curated

 

City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ    1990

New Members    Curated

 

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ        1990

New Jersey Fine Arts Annual        Juried

 

PSD-X Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY    1990

Small Works 2    Juried

 

PSD-X Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY    1990

Faculty Exhibition        Curated

 

Bergen Museum of Arts and Sciences, Paramus, NJ    1984

In A Sense        Juried

 

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY    1979

In Western New York        Curated