"Reykjavik" by Jim Melchert

"Reykjavik" by Jim Melchert

Regular price $6,500

Jim Melchert (b. 1930, Ohio) earned his MA at Princeton and studied ceramics under Peter Voulkos at UC Berkeley in 1951. In 1977, he served as the Director of the Visual Arts Program for the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. After, he joined the esteemed American Academy in Rome as its Director from 1984 to 1988.

Melchert’s art practice has been at the forefront of the avant-garde for over thirty years. Friend to John Cage and Bruce Nauman, both influenced his work without having to define it into a strict category. His travels throughout the Mediterranean in the 1980’s introduced him to ceramic tile as a medium that beckoned further investigation. His prolific tile experiments soon took off and have been exhibited and collected worldwide.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

Documenta 5 in Kassel, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
V & A Museum, London
Whitney Museum, New York
Museum of Art and Design, New York
LACMA, Los Angeles
MOCA, Los Angeles
SFMOMA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston

 

COLLECTIONS
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
V & A Museum, London
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California
Di Rosa Preserve California, Napa
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
The Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

"Reykjavik"
porcelain, glaze dyptich (two tiles)
18" H x 35 1/2" W

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