EDUCATION

1978:
MFA, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

1976:
BFA, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, Tennessee

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2001:
Part of Design Team of HNTB Architecture & Engineers, Short Listed to Redesign 8th Street, Columbia, MO

1995:
Professor of Art, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1994:
Visiting Professor of Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1979-94:
Professor of Art, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

1978:
Visiting Instructor of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

DISTINCTIONS

1998:
"Kransberg Award" - St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO

1996/97:
Pollock - Krasner Award

1992:
Florida Arts Council Fellowship

1990:
New Art Forms, Florida

1989:
Awards in the Visual Arts 8
Fulbright Fellowship (India), declined

1988:
National Endowment for the Arts

1985:
Guggenheim Fellowship, Sculpture

1981:
Florida Arts Council Fellowship

1977:
Ford Foundation Fellowship

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2002:
"The Future Is Right Now" Invitational, Six Artists, Ispace Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Ron Fondaw", Solo Exhibition, Kansas City Artist Coalition, Kansas City, MO
Sculptural Clay, Invitational, Daum Museum, Sadailia, MO

2001:
'Archeology", Solo Exhibition, Gallery 210, St. Louis, MO

2000:
"U.G.A. Cortona Faculty", Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy

1999:
"Ron Fondaw" Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

1998:
"Ceramics in Public Spaces", The Ceramic Museum of Taipei Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
"St. Louis", The City Series, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
"Ron Fondaw" One Person Show, The Goddard Gallery, Sadialia, MO

1997:
"Ron Fondaw/Mappings in Clay and Metal", One Person Show, Eliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1996:
"Ron Fondaw" One Person Show, Florida Community College, Jacksonville, FL

1995:
"Fusion", Solo Exhibition of Large Scale Ceramic and Iron Sculpture, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

1994:
"A Mix of Media", Four Artist Show, City Hall Gallery, Orlando, FL

1993:
"Florida Fellows", Traveling Exhibition beginning at Center of Contemporary Art in Miami, FL
"Expanding the Boundaries", University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
"Scripps Invitational", Scripps College, Claremont, CA

1992:
"In the Tradition", Group Show, Anita Shapolski Gallery, New York, NY

1991:
"Five by Invitation", The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
"Rcent Works", Solo Exhibition, Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL
"Clay Today", Museum Mensinghe, Roden, Holland
"Florida Selects", Group Show, George Bolge Curator, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1990:
Abstraction: Group Exhibit, Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA
One Man Show, Drawings, The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
"Buildings with Clay", Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon
"Ceramic Sculpture '90", Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
"Art in Industry", John M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

1989:
Ron Fondaw: Jane Sablow, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
Awards in the Visual Art 8 (AVA), Traveling Exhibition beginning at the High Museum, Atlanta, GA

1998:
"Art as Architecture", Group Show, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY - traveled to Kingsborough College, Long Island, NY

1987:
Major Concepts: Group Show, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1986:
Material as Metaphor: Group Show of Clay Sculpture, Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
One Man Show, Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL

1985:
Ceramics International, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China
Contemporary American Ceramics, Twenty Artists, Newport Harbor Art Museum, CA

1984:
One Man Show, Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

1983:
Clay for the Walls, Group Show, Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

"Contemporary Ceramics", Susan Peterson, Watson Guptill, 2001
"Media of Memory", rachel Ray-Namaie, The West End-Clayton Word, April 4, 2001
"Weathering Change", Julie Stevenson, Sculpture Magazine, September 202, vol.19 no.7
"Art and Craft of Clay", Susan Peterson, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2000
"Ron Fondaw", Robin Rice, Ceramics Monthly, March 1997
"Urban Art of 50 Cities in USA", Shoichiro Higuch, Tokyo Press, 1990
"AVA 8", Jane Adame Allen, Exhibition Catalog, April 1989
"The Power of What's Missing", Alexander Russo, The East Hampton Star, October 13, 1988
"Sculpture Tests Its Muscles", New York Times, Michael Brenson, September 6, 1987
"Ron Fondaw", April Rapier, American Ceramics, May, 1986
"Bayou Show", Pamela Lewis, The Houston Post, March 23, 1985
"State of the Art", Helen Kohen, The Miami Herald, June 9, 1985
"Ceramic Sculpture of Ron Fondaw", American Ceramics, Paula Harper, vol.2, no.4, 1984
"Staring and Shivering", Heelen Kohen, Art in America, Summer 1983

INSTALLATIONS

2002:
"Totem Moments", The Pageant Theater, Arts in Transit, St. Louis, MO (in progress)

2001:
"The Langlois Bridge", Henry Lay Sculpture Park, Louisiana, MO (in progress)

2000:
"Myth of Permanence", commissioned by NCECA, Denver, CO (temporary)

1999:
"Who We Are", at the Forrest Park Metro-Rail Station, St. Louis, MO
"Rolling Along", Ceramic Mural, commissioned by the City of Columbia, MO

1998:
"Whispering Walls", Site Specific Adobe, the Cedarhurst Sculpture Park, Mt. Vernon, IL
"The Giving Tree", St. Louis Art Museum, ST. Louis, MO

1995:
"Nyflot", Adobe Installation, Steinberg Musem of Art, St. Louis, MO

1994:
"Cyclones Edge", Ceramic Mural for the City of Orlando, FL
"Tapiola", Site Specific Adobe Installation, Watershed Center, Edgecomb, ME
"3 Miles High", Ceramic Tile, commissioned by Broward County, FL

1993:
Art in Public Places, State of Florida, Main Plaza, Department of Natural Resources, Marathon, FL
1992:
"Ferros Dream", State of Florida, 2 murals at the main entrance of Florida International University, South Campus, Miami, FL

1991:
"Round and Round Again", Center of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

1989:
"Now and Never", Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

1988:
"Earth Structures", Outdoor Sculpture, East Hampton Center for Contemporary Art, East Hampton, NY

1987:
"Taukka", Artpark, Project Artist, Lewiston, NY

1985:
"Tymon", Bayou Show Outdoor Sculpture, Houston Festival, Houston, TX

1981:
Set Design: Oedipus Rex, Players State Theater, Coconut Grove, FL

COLLECTIONS

Renwick Gallery, National Collection of Fine Art, the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Little Rock Arts Center, Arkansas
Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, Tennessee
The Mitchell Museum of Art, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
American Express, Jacksonville, Florida
IBM Corporation, Commissions Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Columbus Meseum of Fine Art, Columbus, Ohio
Martin Z. Margulies, Grove Isle, Florida
Sun Bank, Orlando, Florida
American Express, Jacksonville, Florida
TIAA-CREF, St. Louis, Missouri
Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark
The Center for Contemporary Art, Vero Beach, Florida