EDUCATION

2006    MFA Ceramics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2001    BFA, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016                                          “Stacks”, Outlet, Brooklyn, NY

2014                                          “Loves You”, Revision Space, Pittsburgh, PA

2013                                          “Absorption”, Clay Art Center, Port Chester,NY

2011                                          “Survey”, Sewickley Public Library, Sewickley, PA

2004                                          “Unblurred,” Studio 5013, Pittsburgh, PA

2002                                          “Unblurred,” Studio 5013, Pittsburgh, PA

2001                                          “BFA Exhibition”, Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock, PA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017                                           Redux Transformations: 6x6, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

                                                    Rewind, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

                                                    Saxe Invitational, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA

2016                                          Still Fresh, Outlet, Brooklyn, NY                                                   

                                                    Present at Creation (October), Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA

                                                    A Good Xcuse,  Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY

                                                    FTW, Cindy Lisica Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                    Jay Clay, Norte Maar, Jay, NY

2015                                          Art Basel, Aqua Art Miami Fair, Representation Revision Space/Cindy Lisica Gallery, Miami, FL

                                                   Houston Contemporary Art Fair, Representation Revision Space/ Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston, TX

                                                   Jay Clay Invitational, Jay, NY

                                                   Torn + Fired, Outlet Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                                                   60 seconds, Vanity Projects, NY,NY (FALL)

                                                   60 seconds, Vanity Projects, Miami, FL

                                                   Making History, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY

                                                    Vis-à-vis, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY, NY

2014                                          Enduring Skull, Revision Space, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                   20th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX

                                                   Jay Clay Invitational, Jay, NY

2013                                         Cast of Characters, Clarion Universtiy, Clarion, PA

                                                   Cast of Characters, Gallery 709, Pittsburgh, PA

2012                                          Figure It Out, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

                                                   Sources and Influences: Clay Artists, Mentors and Students, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

                                                   Ceramic Artists of the Clay Art Center, Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA

2011                                          Teapots 5, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                    Earth, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY

2010                                          Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, Juror: Adrian ArleoSeptember 2010, 3rd place

                                                    100th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, Jurors:  Donald Miller, Al Miner July 2010

                                                    Feats of Clay, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, CA(Juror’s Award 3rd place)

                                                    Water Filter Receptacle Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

                                                    Table of Elements, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                     Troupe de Cinq, Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                     Solitude, Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2009                                          Affinity, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Kyunggi Do, Korea

                                                   Scott Cornish and Friends, Zen Clay, West Virginia

                                                    Water Filter Exhibition, Unsmoke Artspace, Braddock, PA

                                                    Faculty Exhibition, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

2008                                          2008 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA, *Juror Douglas Fogle

                                                    Mattress Factory Annual Auction, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                    Slippery Rock Alumni Exhibition, Braddock, PA concurrent NCECA exhibition

                                                    Suggestion/Submission, Gallery 707 Pittsburgh, PA concurrent NCECA exhibition

                                                     Water Filter Exhibition, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                     Concurrent NCECA exhibition

                                                     The Raw Show, ICAG, Pittsburgh, PA, concurrent NCECA exhibition

                                                     Table of Elements, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                     Concurrent NCECA exhibition

2007                                          Works From the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Clarion University, Clarion, PA

                                                     Val Cushing Workshop Exhibition, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

                                                     Potters For Peace Water Filter Receptacle Show, Actor’s Theatre, Louisville, KY, NCECA Exhibition

                                                     Ceramic Sculptors, Glassworks Art Gallery, Louisville, KY, NCECA Exhibition

2006                                           Gestures: An Exhibition of Site-specific Work, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                     40 Under 40, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA

                                                    MFA Thesis Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, NY   

                                                    Fusion, Company Gallery, Syracuse, NY

                                                   Spring Fundraiser, Company Gallery, Syracuse, NY

                                                   Graduate Ceramics Exhibition, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY

                                                    Potters For Peace Water Filter Receptacle Exhibition

                                                    Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

Publications and Press

New American Paintings, (East Region), Curator Laura Phipps (Assistant Curator Whitney Museum of American Art), New American Paintings, 2017

Bomb It, Kay Whitney, Ceramics Monthly, November, 2016

Graffiti 2.0:Jeff Schwarz’s Ceramic Abstraction, Thomas Micchelli, Hyperallergic, January 23, 2016

Jeff Schwarz at Outlet, Peter Freeby, The Costal Post, January 12, 2016

15 Group Show Not to Miss (art exhibitions from Chelsea to the Lower East Side), Roberta Smith, New York Times, January 29, 2015

Jeff Schwarz: All art is for Queers, Blake Gopnik, Artnet News, September 29, 2014

Jeff Schwarz: Loves You at Revision Space, Alexandra Oliver, Pittsburgh Articulate, September 15, 2014

5oo Figures Vol 2,   Lark Books

500 Raku, Lark Books

Art Review: Lincoln’s Gladding Bean Hosts Imaginative Ceramics Show, The Sacramento Bee, May 13th 2010

Purifying Third World starts in Braddock, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 2010

Monthly Ceramic Art, Affinity, September 2009

Voice of America, From the Depths of a Library, Water Filters for the Poor, June 2009

Voice Of America, From the Depths of a Library, Water Filters for the Poor, Radio Broadcast, June 2009

Voice Of America, Potter Crafts Water Filter that Saves Lives, June 2009

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Braddock Chili Cook-Off Fosters Art, February 2009

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Braddock Shop Helps Clean Third World Countries Water, February 2009

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Volunteers Serve in King’s Memory in Braddock Communities, January 2009

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 24 Area Artists Make for the Gestures Exhibition, December 2006

The Daily Orange, VPA Students and Faculty Organize Empty Bowls Benefit, April 2005

The Post-Standard, Pottery Fights Poverty, April 2005

The Daily Orange, Fundraiser Provides Charity Donations, Ceramics, April 2005

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016                              Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY Oswego, Oswego NY

2014- 2015                  Retail Design Supervisor (interiors), Forever 21, NY, NY

2012-2014                   Visual Production Builder, Forever 21, NY, NY

2011-2012                   Resident Artist, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

2011-2012                   Instructor, Ceramic Sculpture&All Levels of Wheel Throwing, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

2008-2011                   Instructor, Ceramics 1,2 & 3, Art Appreciation, Drawing I & II Ceramic Sculpture, Adjunct Faculty, Community College of Allegheny County,

                                        South Campus, West Mifflin, PA, Allegheny Campus, Pittsburgh, PA

2008-2011                   Studio Coordinator, Ceramics, Braddock Carnegie Arts Program, Braddock Carnegie Library, Braddock, PA

2008-Present              Research/Development Water Filter Project, Braddock Carnegie Library, Braddock, PA

2006-2009                    Instructor, Continuing Education, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

2007-2008                   Assistant Visiting Artists & Exhibitions/Assistant to Onsite Liaison NCECA Pittsburgh Manchester Craftsmen’sGuild, Pittsburgh, PA

2008-2009                   Americorps Volunteer, KEYS Service Corps, Pittsburgh, PA http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/KEYS/index.html

2006                              Instructor of Record Adjunct wheel throwing summer 2006, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2005                              Instructor of Record, Introduction Hand building, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

                                        Instructor of Record, Adjunct Wheel Throwing summer 2005, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2004                              Adjunct Instructor, Pratt at Munson-Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY

                                        Instructor of Record, Introduction Hand building, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

                                        Adjunct Instructor Adjunct wheel throwing summer 2004, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

AWARDS, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS

2010                                          Feats of Clay 3rd Place Juror’s Award

2006                                          Graduate School Master’s Prize, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts

2006                                          Visual and Performing Community Service Award, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts

2006                                          Dorthea Shaffer Award, Syracuse University, School of Visual and     Performing Arts

2006                                          Chancellor’s Award For Public Service, Empty Bowls Project, Syracuse University

2005                                          Research and Creative Learning Grant, Syracuse University

                                                    Shaped Clay Scholarship, Syracuse University

2004                                         Jurors Award, Juried Annual, WAD Clay Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

2002                                          Service Learning Grant, community garden stool project, New Castle,PA

2000                                          Student Exhibition Award, Slippery Rock University

                                                    Martha Gault Scholarship, Slippery Rock University

1999                                          Student Exhibition Award, Slippery Rock University

                                                    Martha Gault Scholarship, Slippery Rock University

Selected Collections and Commissions

Ceramic Sculpture, Raymond Learsy

Ceramic Sculpture, Mary Jane Garth (c/o the Garth Family Art Partnership)

Ceramic Sculpture, William Smith

Ceramic Sculpture, Graham Shearing

Ceramic Sculpture, Edward Eberle

Water Filter Receptacle, Heinz History Center

Ceramic Sculpture, Jonathan and Heather Jassy

Ceramic Sculpture, James Martin