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Anthony Sonnenberg - Artists - GAVLAK

b. 1986, Graham TX
​Lives and works in Fayetteville, AR

Anthony Sonnenberg works reside in the permanent collections of the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, AR and the Archie Bray Permanent Collection, Helena, MT. Recent solo exhibitions include presentations for the Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX (2018); the Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (2015); and the Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX. His work was featured in recent group exhibitions including the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (2020); the Fuller Craft Museum, Houston, TX (2019); the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2019); the Institute of Contemporary Art at MeCA, Portland, ME (2017); and the Texas Biennial, Austin, TX (2011).



b. 1986, Graham, TX
Lives and works in Fayetteville, AR



2012    University of Washington, Seattle WA, M.F.A. - Sculpture

2009 University of Texas, Austin TX, B.A. Art Studio with an emphasis in Italian and Art History

2007   University of Texas Study Abroad Program, Castilion Fiorentino, Italy Summer 2007



2022   Make Me Feel Mighty Real, Wingate Museum of Art, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

2021    I’m Going to Dance the Way I Feel, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

2019    In Times Like These - Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX

2018    Still Stage, Set Life - Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX

2017    Let Your Flowers Grow - Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX

2016    Apollo and Dionysus - Art Palace Gallery, Houston TX

2015    Fat Equals Flavor - Conduit Gallery, Dallas TX

With Wild Abandon - Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX

2013    Time After Time After Time – The Old Jail Art Center, Albany TX

2012    Still Lives – Vignettes, Seattle, WA

All That Glitters – CMA Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010    Beauty is Not Benign – Co-lab Projects, Austin, TX

2009   Let the Golden Age Begin – Old Post Office Museum and Art Center, Graham TX



2013   Captain Dirty Bear and his Dirty Cub Cadets Contemplate the Impossibility of Permanence in the Physical World - New and Greatest Hits

Selected Work by Texas Biennial Artists 2005-2011, Big Medium, Austin, TX

2011     Captain Dirty Bear Ask a Question – Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA



2021    Ceramics Now, Gallerie Italienne, Paris, France

Fairyland - Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

Magic Touch - Dinner Gallery, New York, NY

2020   Radical Tradition: American Quilts and Social Change - The Toledo

Museum of Art, Toledo OH

State of the Arts 2020 - The Momentary, Bentonville, AR

The Backbone of Things - Te Auaha, Wellington, NZ

2019    Inaugural Exhibition - Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Solid Gold: Fuller at Fifty - Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA

Stonewall 50 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston TX

2018    Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles CA

Rough Trade - Allegheny College Art Gallery, Meadville PA

In Residence - Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston TX

You Say Radical! I Say Feminist! - Archer Gallery @ Clark College, Vancouver WA

Inaugural Group Exhibition - Gavlak Gallery Palm Beach, Palm Beach FL

2017    Confabulations of Millenia, Institute of Contemporary Art @ MeCA, Portland ME

Morph - Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York NY

2016   Double Digits: Lawndale's Artist Studio Program, 10 Years and Counting, Lawndale Art Center, Houston TX

2014    Natural Beauties: Jewelry from Art Nouveau to Now, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT

VANITAS (eat, drink and be merry), Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University, Seattle WA

Open Archive, Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2013    The Obsessive Unknown Origins of Grotesques Irregularity, LxWxH Gallery, Seattle WA

Nouveau Baroque – Gallery Fukai, Vancouver B.C. ONN/OF Light Festival

2011     The 2011 Texas Biennial –- Austin TX

-Curator: Virginia Rutledge, Independent Curator and Art Historian


2019   Zina Al-Shukri – Paolo Arao – Anthony Sonnenberg, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Fransisco CA

2014   Pulliam Fine Arts presents: Anthony Sonnenberg and Saya Moriyasu - The Window Project, PDX Contemporary, Portland OR

2013    Self - with Rodrigo Valenzuela – 4Culture Gallery – Seattle WA

2012    Sticks and Stones – SOIL Gallery, Seattle WA

Best Not To Be - with Graham Downing – 2012 City Arts Festival – Seattle, WA



Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville AR

The Archie Bray Permanent Collection, Helena, MT

Fidelity Investment Corporate Collection



2021 Adjunct Professor, Ceramics, Hendrix College, Conway AR

2019   Instructor - Summer Course @ Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residencies, Saugatuck MI

2018-2021 Present Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR

2017    Instructor - Glassel School of Art @ MFAH, Houston TX - Ceramic

2015-2017 Adjunct Professor - Lone Star College, Kingwood TX

2011-2012 Instructor of Record- University of Washington, Seattle WA - Ceramic and 3D Foundations



2021    Panel Member, "Trends in Materiality: Ephemeral Clay " Panel Discussion, part of Contemporary Clay 2021 at Wester Carolina University

Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore MD

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX

Baylor University, Waco, TX

2020   Eastern Pribble Lecture Series, Pratt MWP College of Art and Design,

Brooklyn and Utica NY

2018    California State University, Long Beach

University of Texas, Austin TX

South West School of Art, San Antonio TX

2017    Maine College of Art, Portland ME

2013    University of Texas @ Austin

Pilchuck Glass School

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

2012    Cornish College of the Arts



2021    Windgate Museum Of Art Inaugural Artist-In-Residence, Conway AR

2019    Inverse Performance Residency, Questa College, San Luis Obisbo, CA

2018    CSULB-CCC Summer Resident Artist, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2017    Ox-Bow School of artists and artist's residencies, Saugatuck MI

Yaddo Artist Residency

2016    Resident at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX 2015-16

Resident in the Lawndale Artists Studio Program, Houston, TX

2014    Artist in Resident at Sculpture Space, Utica NY

Summer Resident at Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena MT

2012    Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood WA

2008   Summer Resident at Ox-Bow School of artists and artist's residencies, Saugatuck MI



2014    RPF Grant - The New Foundation - Seattle WA

2013    Finalist, Betty Bowen Award, Seattle Art Museum

2011     People’s Choice Award - The 2011 Juried Exhibition, Punch Gallery, Seattle WA


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