Joseph Seigenthaler
Chicago
Joseph Seigenthaler resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he has exhibited his figurative sculpture for the past 25 years. He is married to the painter Anne Gilbert from Paris, France and they have three beautiful daughters.

  His work is included in numerous private collections and in the permanent collections of the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, and Museo de Escultura Figurativa Internacional Contemporánea, Spain.


EXHIBITIONS

2015    Surrealism: The Conjured Life
             November 21, 2015 - June 5, 2016
             Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
             Exhibition curated by Lynne Warren, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

2014    Works: Jeff Danley & Joseph Seigenthaler
             April 12 - May 24, 2014
             Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012    No Rules: Contemporary Clay
             Sept. 7 - Jan. 5, 2013
            Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

           Portraits
             Feb. 24 - April 7, 2012
            Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009    New and Novel 2009: Recent Gifts to RAM's Collection
             Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

2007    Fresh Takes, Revisiting Some Familiar Faces
            Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003    Animated
            Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002    Portraits
             Illinois State Museum Traveling Exhibition, Curared by Robert Sill, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL. Group Invitational

           Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic, National Touring Exhibition
            Curated by Judith Schwartz-NYU, and Exhibits USA, Group Invitational

           Escape from the Vault: The Contemporary Museum's Collection Breaks Out
            Group Exhibit from the Permanent Collection, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI

           The Armory Show, New York, NY
            Gallery Artists represented by Carl Hammer Gallery

           Chicago International Art Exhibition, Navy Pier, Gallery Artists of Carl Hammer Gallery

2000    Joseph Seigenthaler, Recent Works, 
             Carl Hammer Gallery
    
           Chicago International Art Exhibition, Navy Pier, Carl Hammer Gallery

           Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic,
             National Touring Exhibition, Curated by Judith Schwartz-NYU, and Exhibits USA. Group Invitational

           Carl Hammer 2000, Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

1999    Chicago International Art Exhibition, Navy Pier, Carl Hammer Gallery

           Clay Becomes the Figure, Kennedy Art Museum, Athens, OH, Group Invitational

           55th Scripps Ceramic Annual
            Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA. Group Invitational

1998    The Nude in Clay,
             Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL, Group Invitational

           Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL and New York, NY.
            Artists represented by Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago

1997    Out of the Shadow of Ivan Albright, Twelve Contemporary Chicago Artists
            State of Illinois Art Gallery, James Thompson Center, Chicago, IL. Group Invitational

           Influences,
             Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago,IL

           Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

1996    Recent Works,
             Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995    Seigenthaler - New Work,
             Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL and Miami, FL

1994    (Un)Real: Three Chicago Artists
            Roland Gibson Gallery, State University of New York, Potsdam

           When Clay Speaks,
             Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Sculpture, Objects, Functional Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

1993    New Acquisition to the Permanent Collection,
             Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

1991    Faculty Exhibition,
             Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

1990    Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

1989    Contemporary Ceramics,
             NIU Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988    The Whole World is Still Watching (20th Anniversary of the 1968 Democratic Convention)
            Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL, Group Invitation

           New Faces, New Spaces,
             ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Group Invitation

1987    Political Statements, NEA and Southern Arts Federation Touring Exhibition

1986    Political Statements, NEA and Southern Arts Federation Touring Exhibition


  
AWARDS

1996   Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant for Sculpture, Chicago, IL

1995   Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant for Sculpture, Chicago, IL, Recognition Award

1991   NEA Regional/ Arts Midwest Visual Arts Fellowship Award (Sculpture)

1990   Illinois Arts Council, Visual Art Grant (Sculpture)
            Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant for an Individual



TEACHING POSITIONS

1998 - 2001  Oxbow, Saugatuk, MI. Taught two week intensive courses on the Figure in Clay.

1997-98        Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL. Taught Semester Courses on the Figure in Clay.

1993             Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL. Taught Semester Course of Basic Handbuilding with Clay.

1990             University of Montana, Missoula, MT. Taught Graduate and Undergraduate Level Courses in Sculpture.

1988-90        Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Taught Beginning to Advanced Drawing and Life Drawing                                                       from the Model for two years on a Full-Time Teaching Assistantship


CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE

2009 - Present: Self-Employed Studio Artist:
                          Sculpture, Painting/Drawing, Digital and Animation.

Jan. 2007 - Nov. 2008: Lead Character Artist, Midway Games, Chicago, IL

2003 - 2006  CG Animator, Department of Planning and Design, John G. Shedd  Aquarium, Chicago, IL

1999 - 2003  Fabrication Coordinator, Department of Planning and Design, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL

1999             Visiting Artist, University of Washington, Ceramics Dept., Seattle, WA

1997             Visiting Artist, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ceramics Department, Chicago, IL

1993             Visiting Artist, Kishwaukee College, Sculpture Dept., Malta, IL

1993-99        Freelance Sculptor for Museum Exhibits at:

                      Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
                      Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL
                      Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
                      Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL

1985-86        Studio Assistant Manager, Ceramic Department, Appalachian Center for Arts and Crafts, Smithville, TN

1981-84        Freelance Sculptor for Exhibits at Australian Country Music Wax Museum, Tamworth, Australia and
                       the Country Music Wax Museum, Nashville