Resume – Steven Spiro

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2011 Primavera Gallery, Ojai, California, Solo Show
2010 McLarry Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Group Show
2009 Primavera Gallery, Ojai, California, Group Show
2009 McLarry Modern Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Solo Show
2008 Primavera Gallery, Ojai, California, Solo Show
2007 Primavera Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, Group Show
2005 Primavera Gallery, Ojai, California, Solo Show
2004 Primavera Gallery, Ojai, California, Solo Show
2004 Creations Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware
2004 Natalie Paul Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2004 Group Show, Aspen, Colorado
2003 Objects Gallery, Wisconsin, Solo Show
2003 Jura Silverman Gallery, Wisconsin
2002 Woodson Art Museum, Wisconsin
2002 The Furniture Society Exhibition, Madison, Wisconsin
2002 ZaZen Gallery, Wisconsin
2002 La Crosse Art Museum, Wisconsin
2001 ZaZen Gallery, Wisconsin; Gallery 37, Chicago; Northern Possessions Gallery, Chicago
2001 “Tevet to Av”, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2000 Following Sea Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
2000 Primavera Gallery, Ojai, California
1999 ZaZen Gallery, Wisconsin
1998 American Craftsman Gallery , New York City
1998 Russeck Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1995 American Craftsman Gallery, New York City, Solo Show
1995 Fiterman Gallery, Minneapolis, International Show
1995 S.O.F.A., Miami, Florida
1994 Helander Gallery-Palm Beach, Florida
1994 Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
1993 Design & Exhibition, Stockton, New Jersey
1993 National Furniture Exhibition XII, American Crafts Gallery
1992 Solo Show, Colucci Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
1991 Group Show, Hokin-Kaufman Gallery, IL; Solo Show, Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison; Group Show, Abacus Gallery, Maine
1990 Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut; J.M. Kohler Art Center of Sheboygan Sculpture Exhibition, “Pull Up a Chair,” Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland; Furniture/Sculpture, Joy Emery Gallery, Grosse Point, MI. Group Exhibition: American Craft Gallery, Florida; Barbara Breit Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia
1989 “Furniture Redefined,” Art & Architectural Design Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland. “Furniture & Fibers,” A. Houberbachen Gallery, Milwaukee
1988 “Art Trek,” Art Association of Minneapolis; Sculpture Invitational, Lesch Galleries, Minneapolis; “American Crafts in The New Age,” Milwaukee Art Museum; “Wisconsin Crafts Masters,” Wustum Museum, Racine
1987 Kohler Art Center; Valperine Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin (Group Show); “American Contemporary Works in Wood-National,” Athens, Ohio; Herron Gallery of Art, National Furniture Show, Indianapolis; Milwaukee Art Museum, “Chairs” (Group Show); Solo Exhibition – St. Norbert College Gallery, Green Bay, Wisconsin
1986 Group Shows: Seuferer-Chosey Gallery, Madison; Wustum Museum, Racine; 222 Gallery, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Duo Exhibition: “New Visions” Gallery, Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin
1985 “Master Woodworkers,” “Summer Whites,” Esther Saks Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1984 Invitational, Craftsmens’ Gallery, Scarsdale, NY; Solo Show, Alverno College, Milwaukee; “Decorative “Arts,” Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
1983 “Art and Utility,” University of Wisconsin, Madison; “Wisconsin Wood,” Wustum Museum
1982 Invitational, Craftsmen’s Gallery, Scarsdale, NY; Solo Show, Alverno College, Milwaukee; “Decorative Arts,” Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
1981 “Out of the Woods,” Waterloo Art Center; “Tactile Images,” Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin; “Art from the Jewish Community,” University of Wisconsin, Madison
1980 “Wisconsin Wood,” JM Kohler Art Center; “Spring Show” & “Fall Show,” Wisconsin Gallery of Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1979 “President’s Invitational,” Madison Art Center; “Duluth-Superior Biennial,” Duluth, Minnesota
1977 JM Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Gallery Affiliations

Bottoms Art Galleries, Montecito, California
Lyons View Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee
Primavera Gallery, Ojai, California

Juried Exhibitions

American Craft Museum, Crafts at the Armory, New York City; The Smithsonian; Philadelphia Craft Museum ; American Craft Council, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Atlanta; Milwaukee Art Center; American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Illinois; Washington Crafts Expo; Merchandise Mart, Chicago; American Concern for Artistry, New York City.
Many awards resulted from these art shows.

Featured In

New York Magazine, 2006
Midwest Living, 2005
Indianapoli, 2005
American Craft, 1999, 2004
Chicago Tribune, 2000, 2001, 2004
Santa Barbara Magazine, 2004
Ojai News, 2004
Art Annual, 2003, 2004, 2005
North Shore Magazine, 2002, 2003
Home News, 1997, 1995 & 1999
NY Daily News, 1994
Washington Post, 1993
Avenue, New York City, Sept. 1992
Wall Street Journal, July 1992
Wisconsin State Journal, October 1991
Capital Times, Oct. 1991
Philadelphia Enquirer, Nov. 1991
Ambient(German), May 1991
Wood + Wood Products, May 1991
Spotlight Magazine, Nov. 1990
North Shore Magazine, 1990
Country Living, Apr.1990
Matter Magazine, Sept.1990
The Detroit News, Nov.1990
The Baltimore Sun, Nov.1990
American Craft Magazine, Dec.1990
Chicago Tribune, Jan.1990
Amer. Craft Expo, 1989
New York Times, June 1989
Washington Home, Feb.1989
New Haven Register, Dec.1989
Amer. Crafts Council, “Handmade in the USA,” 1988
NY Daily News, 1988
Milwaukee Journal, 1982/86
Wisconsin State Journal, 1982/84/85
Chicago Tribune, 1985
Fine Woodworking, 1983
Fine Woodworking Design Book, 1979

Professional Experience

2010 Lecturer, Amdur Art Productions, Chicago
2008 Lecturer, Amdur Art Productions, Chicago
2005 Lecturer, Rural Arts Coalition
2003 Juror, American Craft Council
2003 Juror, Amdur Productions, Chicago
2003 Artist Advisory Board, American Craft Council
2002 Consultant, North Shore Art League, IL
2000 Mentor Artist, American Craft Council
2000 Guest Lecturer, Taliesin Foundation, WI
2000 Board of Directors, Sustainable Woods Co-op, WI
1999 Visiting Artist, Wisconsin Public Schools
1999 Juror, American Craft Council
1999 Meyer Foundation Artist Grant, Wisconsin
1998 Awards Judge, Spring Green, Wisconsin, Art Festival
1997 Juror, SGAF
1994 Artist Committee Member, American Craft Council
1993 Juror, American Crafts Council
1992 Visiting Lecturer, Green Bay Public Schools
1992 Visiting Lecturer, West High School, Madison, WI
1991 Visiting Lecturer, Philadelphia Craft Show
1991 Visiting Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1988-90 Milwaukee Art Museum Advisory Board
1985-86 Instructor, Madison Area Technical College, Furniture Making
1983/78 Visiting Artist, Prairie School, Racine, WI
1982 Visiting Lecturer, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
1982 Visiting Lecturer, Madison Art Center
1977 Wisconsin Arts Board Grant to an Artist
1975 Teacher/Curriculum Developer: Woodworking for Children, Bay Area Schools, California
1971 Began work in wood


H.H. The Dalai Lama; Sir Anthony Hopkins Collection,Larry Hagman Collection, Diane Ladd, Dean Oliver Collection, San Diego; Tassajara Zen Center, California; Deer Park Buddhist Center, Wisconsin; Wustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Quaker Oats, Inc., Johnson Wax, Prairie School, Racine, Wisconsin; Sara Paretsky Collection, Fabrile Gallery; Chattanooga Art Museum, Tennessee; Richard Gray & Esther Saks, Chicago, IL; Armbruster Mfg., Springfield, Illinois; Ron and Debra Isaacson, Evanston, Illinois; MILA, Inc., Chicago; The Schlitz Collection, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Toni and Bill Sikes, The Tai-Chi Center; Marshall Erdman, Inc., Anchor Investments, Don and Nancy Eiler, Davis Mfg. Co., Ben and Judy Sidran, “Gates of Heaven Temple,” Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Wisconsin; A.S. Brown Development Co., Detroit, Michigan; Piper, Jaffrey & Hopwood, Sam & Lisa Grabarski, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Judy Youen Gallery, Houston, Texas; Processor Technology Corporation, Berkeley, California; Howard Russeck, Philadelphia, Sauk Prairie Performing Arts Center, Wisconsin.