PAUL MATHIEU Download
1987 MFA, UCLA, Los Angeles
1984 MA, SFSU, San Francisco
1982 The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
1982 UQAM, Montreal, Diploma in Printmaking
1979 North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke-on Trent, UK
1977 Alberta College of Art, Calgary
1975 Cégep du Vieux-Montréal
GRANTS, PRIZES and BURSARIES
2013 Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant
2008 Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award
2007 Governor General Award in Visual Arts, Saydie Bronfman Award for Excellence in
Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant
2005 Canada Arts Council Travel Grant
2004 Lighton International Artist Exchange Program, Kansas City Artists Coalition
2000 Chalmers Award for Crafts
1996 “A” Grant, Canada Arts Council
1994 6th National Ceramics Biennial (Trois-Rivières and Public Prizes)
1993 Tama Art Studio Artist in Residence Program, Tokyo, Japan
1992 Pierre Legault Prize, 5th National Ceramics Biennial
“B” Grant, Canada Arts Council
1991 Bourse “A”, Ministère des Affaires Culturelles, Quebec
Project Grant, Canada Arts Council
1990 Prize, 4th National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivières
1989 Bourse “B”, Ministère des Affaires Culturelles, Quebec
1986 Prize, 2nd National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivières
UCLA Graduate Fellowship
1985 Ministère des Affaires Culturelles, Quebec (Travel Grant)
1982-87 Fonds FCAR, Quebec (Graduate Research Grant)
1985 Grand Prix des Métiers d’Art
1984 Ministère des Affaires Culturelles, Quebec (Expenses Grant)
1978 “B” Grant, Canada Arts Council
1996-present Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C.
1996 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1991-96 Concordia University, Montreal
1995 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C. (summer)
1991 Allende Institute, San Miguel, GTO, Mexico
1988 Université du Québec, Montreal (Ceramic Sculpture)
1980-81 Cégep du Vieux Montréal
1984 San Francisco State University (teaching assistantship)
1985/88 Cégep du Vieux Montréal
1976-80 Centre des Arts Visuels, Montreal
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS (with catalogue **)
2014 “Camp Fires”, Gardiner Museum, Toronto **, “Making Otherwise”, Carleton U. Art Gallery, Ottawa **
2012 “Go East”, Gardiner Museum, Toronto**, “Elegant Disorders”, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver
2010 “Clay Throwdown” Bellevue Art Museum
2009 NCECA National, Tempe, AZ **
2007 GG Awards, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa **
2006 “China Trade”, Centre A, Vancouver **
2005 “The Visceral Vessel”, San Antonio, Texas
2004 “Hot Clay”, Surrey Art Gallery**
2002 International Ceramics Exhibition, Mino, Japan**
International Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan**
2001 75th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, ACAD, Calgary
2000 World Ceramic Exhibition, Korea**
Color and Fire, Los Angeles County Museum, LA, CA **
1999 9th National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivieres**
1997 “Foulem, Mathieu, Milette”, Musée du Québec**
1996 “White on White”, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo and touring**
1995 NCECA Clay National, Minneapolis and touring**
1994 6th National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivières **
Tama Art Studio, Machida Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan **
“Gayramics”, New Orleans Lesbian and Gay Centre, LA.
1993 ”Subversive Crafts”, MIT List Visual Arts Centre, MA. **
“The Illusion of Place”, Greenwich House Pottery, N.Y.
“Les Vaisseaux d’Art”, Musée Marcil, St-Lambert, Quebec **
Four Quebecers in Syracuse, Everson Museum, Syracuse, N.Y.**
1992 International Ceramic Competition, Mino, Japan **
International Ceramic Invitational, Taipeh, Taiwan **
5th National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivières **
The Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver **
Gayramics, Galerie Lieu Ouest, Montreal
The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh **
“The Eccentric Teapot”, Shigaraki Museum, Japan
“Containers Revisited”, NCECA, Philadelphia **
Canadian Teapot Invitational, Drexel University, PA.
1991 The Hand and Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ (NCECA) **
Quebec Impressions in Clay, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal
4th Nat. Ceramic Invitational, The Canton Art Institute, Ohio **
1990 Canadian Ceramics, Barbara Silverberg, Montreal. **
4th National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivieres. **
28th Ceramic Natl. Exhibition, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY **
1989 “The Eccentric Teapot”, Garth Clark Gallery, N.Y./L.A.
International Ceramics Exhibition, Mino, Japan. **
1988 3rd National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivieres. **
“Fired Imagination”, Canadian/Australian Exchange.
1987 “Drawn to the Surface”, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. **
“L’Excellence en Céramique au Canada #1”, G.B.S., Montreal. **
American Ceramics Now, Syracuse, N.Y. **
“Beyond the Object”, Saskatchewan Craft Council. **
1986 2nd National Ceramics Biennial, Trois-Rivieres. **
1985 Concorso Intl. della Ceramica d’Arte, Faenza,Italy. **
Grand Prix des Metiers d’Art, Montreal. **
International Ceramics Exhibition 1985, Taipeh, Taiwan. **
2012 “Flower Vases with Flowers in a Vase”, Ottawa School of Art
2006 “Making China in China”, Richmond Art Gallery, B.C. **
2003 East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaii
2002 Prime Gallery, Toronto
1999 Stride Gallery, Calgary **
1998 10 Years Survey, Burlington Art Centre, Ontario.**
1995 Prime Gallery, Toronto.
1993 Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York.
1991 Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal.
1990 Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago.
Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto.
Michel Tétreault Art Contemporain, Montreal.
1988 Garth Clark Gallery, New York.
1987 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles.
1985-87 “Le Souci de Soi”, Travelling: Banff, Vancouver, Montreal. **
1982-84 Interaction, Montreal.
1981 Prime Canadian Crafts, Toronto.
1978-81 Centre des Arts Visuels, Montreal.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS on my work (catalogues listed with group exhibitions **)
2009 “Contemporary Ceramics; An International Perspective”, Thames and Hudson
2008 “Porcelain: The Masters”, Lark Books
2007 “Governor General’s Awards 2007”, Paul Bourassa, catalogue essay
“Ancient Affections”, Liz Magor, in Craft: Perception and Practice 3
“Confrontational Ceramics”, Judith Schwartz, A&C Black, London
2006 “Ancient Affections” in “Making China in China”, Liz Magor, catalogue essay
“Paul Mathieu in San Bao”, Elaine Hardman, Ceramics: Art and Perception
“Narrative Ceramics”, Matthias Ostermann, A&C Black, London
“Paul Mathieu in China”, Ceramics:Art and Perception, Australia
2005 “Cultural Interaction”, Keramik Magazin, Germany, Barbara Kaiser
“Paul Mathieu”, Ceramic Art Magazine, China, Shen Min
2004 “20th Century Ceramics”, Edmund de Waal, Thames and Hudson
“The Persistance of Crafts”, Paul Geenhalgh ed., Rutgers U. Press
“Une Histoire de l’Art du Quebec”, Musee du Quebec
“Craft: Perception and Practice, a Canadian Discourse” #2
2003 “20th Century Disasters (+ 1) and 20th Century Sculptures”, Anna Marie Larsen, Artichoke Magazine
2001 “Post Modern Ceramics”, Mark del Vecchio, Thames and Hudson
2000 “Color and Fire”, Los Angeles County Museum
“Painted Clay”, Paul Scott, Watson-Guptill, New-York
“The Inquiring Mind of Paul Mathieu”, Paula Gustafson, Ontario Craft
1999 “10000 years of Pottery”, Emmanuel Cooper, British Museum
1996 “The Best of Pottery”, Angela Fina and Jonathan Fairbanks, Rockport, USA
1995 “Getting to the Heart of the Matter”, Gloria Lesser, Ceramics: Art &
1990 “Clay Today”, L.A. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA.
“The Book of Cups”, Garth Clark, Abbeville Press
“The Eccentric Teapot”, Garth Clark, Abbeville Press
1989 Vie des Arts Magazine, Summer, p.21
1986 American Ceramics Magazine, Vol.5, No.1
1985 “Le Souci de Soi”, Lorne Falke and Marie Perreault, The Banff Centre
2014 “Multiplicities”, Craft Journal, “The influence of Sancai on Contemporary Ceramics”, DAO Magazine, China,
2012 “Portage and Main(tenance) Rory MacDonald”, Ceramics :Art and Perception
2011 “The Dirt on Dirt on Delight”, Ceramics: Art and Perception, “Go Figure”, NCECA Journal, “Beyond the Brickyard”, Archie Bray Foundation;
2010 “Léopold L.Foulem in Vallauris”,
2010 New Ceramics, 6/10; Takeshi Yasuda, Kilmog Press, NZ; “Comment: How to write critically about Ceramics”, Ceramics Monthly, Sept.
2009-2010; “Ceramic Excellence”, Archie Bray Foundation
2009 “The Art of the Future: 14 Essays on Ceramics”, at www.paulmathieu.ca
2007 “Thrown”, Craft: Perception and Practice 3,
2007 “Object Theory”, Utopic Impulses anthology,
2005 “Towards a Unified Theory of Crafts”, in Crafts: Perception and Practice 2:
A Canadian Perspective, anthology edited by Paula Gustafson.
2004 “The Influence of Chinese Porcelain on Contemporary Ceramics”, Jingdezhen, China.
2003 “SEXPOTS: Eroticism in Ceramics”, book published by A&C Black, London U.K.),
Rutgers University Press (U.S.A.); and Haupt (Germany).
2002 “Leopold L. Foulem: Abstractions Tres Singulieres”, editions Materia, Quebec
2001 “Michael Frimkess: A Reappraisal”, Ceramics Art and Perception (Australia)
“Leopold L. Foulem’s Singular Abstractions”, Keramieki Techni (Greece)
“Towards a Unified Theory of Crafts”, Artichoke Magazine (Can.);
Studio Potter (USA)
2000 “Leopold L. Foulem’s Monochrome Abstractions”, Artichoke Magazine
“Les Abstractions Monochromes de Leopold L. Foulem”, La Revue de la Ceramique et duVerre (France)
Julia Galloway: The Pottery of Extremes”, Ceramics: Art and Perception (Australia)
1999 “The Depreciated Legacy” (conference), on CD-ROM and Website for Australian Ceramics Conference, Perth, Australia
1998 “Speaking Volume: Ceramics and Text” (conference), NCECA Journal
“The Politics of Exclusion”, Contact Magazine
1997 “Pushing Boundaries: The Pottery of Takeshi Yasuda”, Ceramics Art and
1996 “Erotics and Aesthetics: Ceramics and Sexualities” (conference), NCECA
1995 “The Space of Pottery: an Investigation of the Nature of Crafts”, in Making and Metaphor, edited by Gloria A. Hickey
1994 “The Space of Pottery”, ESPACE Sculpture (Canada)
1993 “The Sculpture of Georges Jeanclos”, Ontario Craft
1992 “Roseline Delisle: an Appreciation”, Contact magazine
1991 “The Space of Pottery”, Studio Potter (USA), vol 19 #2
2010 “The Art of the Future: 14 essays on ceramics”, at www.paulmathieu.ca/theartofthefuture
2003 “Sexpots; Eroticism in Ceramics”, A&C Black, London, UK, Rutgers University Press, USA and in a German translation by Haupt, Switzerland.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
The Museum for Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shigaraki, Japan.
The Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, L.A.
Musée du Quebec, Quebec, Canada.
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa.
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Collection Lavalin.
Burlington Art Centre, Ontario.
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ.
Nelson Fine Arts Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario
The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto
International Ceramics Museum, Kecskemet, Hungary
INVITED AND FEATURED CONFERENCE SPEAKER
2013 Oregon College of Art and Craft
2012 Hindsight/Foresight, Ottawa
2010 Critical Santa Fe, Symposium Bellevue Art Museum
2009 Australian National Conference, Sydney
2008 NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh
2007 Neo-Craft Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts, Toronto
2005 Canadian Art College Association, Victoria, B.C.
Potter’s Guild of BC conference, keynote speaker, Ladysmith, BC
2004 Porcelain Millennium International Conference, Jingdezhen, China
Tangents: Ceramics and Beyond, University of Indiana, Bloomington
2002 East/West Exchange Conference, Hawaii, USA
2000 Art College Association, Toronto, Ontario
East/West Craft Conference, Harbourfront, Toronto
1999 Keynote Speaker, Australian Ceramics Annual Conference, Perth
1998 National Conference on Education in the Ceramic Arts, Kansas City
Canadian Art College Association, Waterloo, Ontario
1996 National Conference on Education in the Ceramic Arts, Minneapolis
1994 Making and Metaphor, Canadian Museum of Civilization
1986 Emerging Talent, NCECA St-Louis
1997 England and France
2014, 2013, 2011 and 2009 Hauguang Zibo Bone China Factory, Shandong, China
2012 and 2001 Kecskemet International Ceramics Studio, Hungary
2010 Voulkos Fellow Archie Bray Foundation
2008-07 The Pottery Workshop Experimental Factory, Jingdezhen, China
2005 San Bao, Jingdezhen, China
2004 San Bao, Jingdezhen, China
2003 San Bao, Jingdezhen, China
2001 International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
1998 East/West International Exchange, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
1996 Pop/Mass and Sub Cultures, Senior Artist, The Banff Centre
1994 Tama International Residency, Machida, Japan
over the years at the following institutions:
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Pacific Northwest College of Art
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
Ottawa School of Art
University of Lethbridge, Alberta
Ceramics Institute, Jingdezhen, China
The Pottery Workshop, Hong-Kong and Jingdezhen, China
Tama Art University, Machida, Japan
Royal College of Art, London
Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
Concordia University, Montreal
University of Waterloo, Ontario
University of Indiana, Bloomington
University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Alberta College of Art, Calgary
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax
George Brown College, Toronto
The Banff Centre, Banff
Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Toronto
University of Washington, Seattle
Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle
University of Colorado, Boulder
San Francisco State University
Kansas City Art Institute
Los Angeles City College
Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver
Langara College, Vancouver
Kwantlen University College, Vancouver
Centre de Ceramique Bonsecours, Montreal
La Maison du Potier, Quebec
Centre des Arts Visuels, Montreal