Craft / Material Studies

Lecture | Thursday, November 3rd at 2:30pm

Location | 609 Bowe Street, RM 535double-oval-carrier-mt-alban-series-2013-300

BIO | Peter Beasecker was born in Toledo, Ohio and received a BS degree from Miami University and his MFA from Alfred University. He joined the faculty of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts in 2009 after a seventeen-year tenure at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Beasecker is a Professor of Art teaching ceramics and graduate studies.  He has received numerous awards and distinctions in his career, most recently being named a NYFA Fellow for 2015.  Beasecker has exhibited extensively in national and international venues, and his work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Mint Museum in North Carolina.  He has been a visiting artist and workshop leader at over sixty institutions, including Anderson Ranch, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Penland School of Crafts.  Beasecker has been the co-coordinator of the Utilitarian Clay Symposium at Arrowmont since 1996.  He currently maintains a studio in Cazenovia, New York.