Del Harrow Lecture / Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor

Presented by the Ceramics Program
September 21, 2016 7:30 pm
Art pieces on display in exhibition
Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus

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CCA’s Ceramics Program is pleased to welcome Del Harrow as the 2016 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Del Harrow’s art practice spans genres of sculpture and design and integrates traditional manual and skill based forming processes with digital fabrication technology.

The artist has been invited to lecture widely on his own work and on the intersection of digital fabrication and craft in contemporary art and education.

Recent lectures include Syracuse University/The Everson Museum of Art; The Auerbach Endowed Lecture Series at Hartford Art School, Connecticut; and the Current Perspectives Lecture Series at Kansas City Art Institute.

His work has been exhibited recently at The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Denver Art Museum, The Arizona State University Art Museum, Vox Populi Gallery, The Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, and Harvey Meadows gallery in Aspen.

Harrow lives and works in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife, potter Sanam Emami and their son, William. He is an associate professor at Colorado State University where he teaches sculpture, digital fabrication, and ceramics.

About the Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor Endowment

The program is supported in part through generous gifts to the Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor Endowment. Created in 2001 to honor the life and work of groundbreaking and cross-disciplinary sculptor Viola Frey, CCA faculty member for more than three decades and CCA alumna, the endowment brings leading artists from around the world to teach as CCA Distinguished Visiting Professors. 

Frey is an internationally respected artist who worked across media -- painting, works on paper, and sculpture. Renowned for her monumental colorfully glazed clay sculptures of men and women, she is recognized for expanding the traditional boundaries of ceramics through her revolutionary use of clay. 

Frey joined the CCA faculty in 1965, where she taught for nearly 35 years, becoming full professor and chair of the Ceramics Program. During her tenure, she guided the design and building of the Noni Eccles Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center on the Oakland campus and in 1999 was awarded the status of professor emeritus.


Del Harrow's Equivalent Volumes Exhibition