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Ishmael Soto 220 x 147

Education
1960 MFA with Major in Ceramics, Minor in Metal Smithing,
Cranbook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1958 BFA, University of Texas at Austin

Teaching
1986 to Present Adjunct Professor of Art, Ceramics and Sculpture
Austin Community College, Austin, Texas
1976 to 1977 Artist in Residence
Alabama Coushatta Indian Reservation, Livingston, Texas
1969 to 1971 St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas
1968 to 1974 Assistant Professor of Art
University of Texas at Austin
1968 to 1973 Instructor in Pottery
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
1964 to 1968 Instructor in Pottery
San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
1977 to Present Private Workshops:
Louisiana State Univ. Art Department, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Tarrant County College, Hurst, Texas
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Houston Potters Guild, Houston, Texas
Elisabeth Ney Museum, Austin, Texas
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Soto Studios, Pottery at Blue, Texas

Private Studio Production—Annual Studio Show and Sale
1960 to Present Pottery at Blue, Texas and two previous studios in Austin, Texas

Exhibitions
2009 Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas
Exhibition of Copper Sculpture and Clay Sculpture
2008 University of Houston Downtown Campus, Houston, Texas
Exhibition of Copper Sculpture and Ceramics
2008 Live Oak Arts Center, Columbus, Texas
Exhibition of Copper Sculpture and Ceramics
2008 Mexican American Cultural Arts Center, Austin, Texas
Exhibition of Copper Sculpture
2007 Mexic-Arte Museum, Vessels and Inspirations: Ceramic and Sculptural Work of
Ishmael Soto (50th Anniversary One-Man Retrospective)

2004 St. Edward’s University Fine Arts Gallery, Austin, Texas
Ishmael Soto Works in Clay and Metal
1993 Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Texas Clay II Symposium
1989 Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Texas Potters Group Exhibition
1986 U.S. Olympic Festival, Austin, Texas
Texas Treasures Group Exhibition
1981 Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Invitational Group Exhibition
1981 Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas
Texas Crafts Traveling Exhibition
1980 Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
1975 to 1987 Winedale Spring Festival and Texas Crafts Exhibition

Annual Invitational Art Exhibitions

1970 to 1976 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Annual Invitational Art Exhibitions
1969 Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
Texas Craftsmen Invitational Show
1968 Southwest Craft Center Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
1966 and 1968 Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
1963 and 1970 Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas
1963 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
Spring Jury Show
1963 Tyler National Painting and Sculpture Show, Tyler, Texas
1963 Museum of Contemporary Arts, New York, New York
Craftsmen Exhibition
1962 Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
1962 Craft Guild of San Antonio, Texas
Third Regional Exhibition
1962 South Central Regional Show, Fort Worth, Texas
1960 Michigan Artist Craftsman Show, Detroit, Michigan
1957 Texas Designer-Craftsman Show