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Peter Pincus

Assistant Professor

School of Art
College of Art and Design

585-475-7785
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Peter Pincus

Assistant Professor

School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, MFA, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

585-475-7785

Areas of Expertise

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Pincus, Peter. On Differentiation and Affinity. Mar. 2019. Pewabic Pottery, Detroit. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Chroma. 1 Jun. 2019. American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Peter Pincus. May 2019. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. All That's Gold Does Glitter. Jun. 2019. Sans Casino, Macao, China. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. The Diana Reitberger Collection. Feb. 2019. Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Old Church Pottery Show. Dec. 2019. Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Duane Reed Gallery. Jun. 2019. Art Aspen, Aspen, CO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. 18-21 Jan. 2018. Bohemian National Hall, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Form To Function II. 2 Feb. 2018. The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Crazy Beautiful. 8 Jun. 2018. Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Vasa Vasorum. 8 Jun. 2018. Peter's Projects, Santa Fe, NM. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. The Diana Reitberger Collection. 29 Aug. 2018. Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Peter Pincus: Color and Form. 30 Aug. 2018. Baum Gallery, Conway, AR. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. ART SHINAN 2018 International Ceramics. 21 Sep. 2018. Qingdao Art Museum, Qingdao, China. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Flower City Pottery Invitational. 12 Oct. 2018. Flower City Art Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Peter Pincus: Chanelling Josiah Wedgwood. 10 Nov. 2018. Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Art Aspen - Represented by Duane Reed Gallery. 26 Jul. 2018. Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen, CO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Design Miami - Represented by Wexler Gallery. 4 Dec. 2018. Art Basel, Miami. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. Jan. 2017. Bohemian National Hall, N. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Wexler Gallery. Jan. 2017. FOG Design + Art, San Francisco, CA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Galeria-Impakto. Apr. 2017. Art Lima, Lima, Peru. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Hall of Mirrors (solo exhibition). Apr. 2017. Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. The Intended Effect. Jun. 2017. Galeria-Impakto, Lima, Peru. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Wexler Gallery. May 2017. Collective Design Fair, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Breaking the Mold. Aug. 2017. Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Represented by Wexler Gallery. Nov. 2017. The Salon Art + Design, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Small Works. Nov. 2017. Abel Contemporary, Paoli, WI. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Six Under Thirty Six (Group Exhibition). Jan. 2015. Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Accomplice (Solo Exhibition). Feb. 2015. Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Research, Scholarship and Creativity in CIAS. Feb. 2015. University Gallery, Rochester. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. NCECA Biennial. Feb. 2015. David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. A Ceramic Spectrum (Group Exhibition - curated by ASU CRC Director Garth Johnson). Mar. 2015. New Art Center, Newtonville, MA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Collective Design Fair (Represented by Wexler Gallery). Apr. 2015. Skylight Clarkson Square, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Chocolate (Solo exhibition). Jun. 2015. Akar Design, Iowa City, IA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Glazed and Diffused. Jun. 2015. Independent Art Projects / Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Solid Gold. Jan. 2015. Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Porcelain: Sandra Byers, Dolores Fortuna, and Peter Pincus. Jul. 2015. Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Upstste New York Ceramics Invitational. Jul. 2015. Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. CIAS Faculty Exhibition. Sep. 2015. Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. 88 (Solo Exhibition). Sep. 2015. studiokotokoto, San Diego, CA / online exhibition. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. SOFA Chicago (Represented by Wexler Gallery). Nov. 2015. Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Peter Pincus (Solo exhibition). Oct. 2015. Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. The Salon: Art + Design (represented by Wexler Gallery). Nov. 2015. Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. CeramATTACK. Dec. 2015. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Adam Field, Samuel Johnson, Peter Pincus. Oct. 2014. Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. American Pottery Festival. Sep. 2014. Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Sleep, In Spite of the Storm. Jul. 2014. Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Art Of The Pot. May 2014. Keith Kreeger Studios, Austin, TX. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. 2014 Yunomi Invitational. Apr. 2014. AKAR, Iowa City, IA. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Occurance. Mar. 2014. NCECA Concurrent Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. Three Perspectives. Feb. 2014. Trax Gallery, Berkley. Exhibit.
Pincus, Peter. A Show of Boxes. Jul. 2014. Artisan Gallery, Paoli. Exhibit.
Museum Collection Acquisition
Pincus, Peter. Calyix Kraters. Colored porcelain, gold luster. Birmingham Museum of Art. (2019).
Pincus, Peter. A Study of Transparency. Colored porcelain, gold luster. American Museum of Ceramic Art. (2019).
Pincus, Peter. A Sibling System. Colored porcelain, gold luster. Fuller Craft Museum. (2018).
Pincus, Peter. Trio of Vessels V. Colored porcelain, gold luster. Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. (2017).
Pincus, Peter. Trio of Vessels VI. Colored porcelain, gold luster. Gardiner Museum (Canada). (2017).
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Pincus, Peter. "Channeling Josiah Wedgwood." New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. NYSGF. New York, NY. 19 Jan. 2018. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Plaster prototyping." Summer Workshop Series. Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT. 10 Jun. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Pincus, Peter. "Guest Artist Lecture Series." Archie Bray Foundation. Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT. 13 Jun. 2018. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Channeling Josiah Wedgwood." Flower City Pottery Invitational. Flower City Art Center. Rochester, NY. 11 Oct. 2018. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Channeling Josiah Wedgwood." Project Art Lecture Series. Project Art. Cummington, MA. 9 Nov. 2018. Lecture.
Peter, . "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Workshop. Sheridan College. Toronto, Ontairo. 20 Jan. 2017. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Workshop. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL. 5 May 2017. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Workshop. Choplet. New York, NY. 22 May 2017. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Plaster Prototyping." Summer Session #1. Haystack School for Crafts. Deer Isle, ME. 12 Jun. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Georgia State University. Georgia State University Ceramics Department. Atlanta, GA. 4, 5 Feb. 2015. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw State University Ceramics Department. Kennesaw, GA. 6 Feb. 2015. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Ball State University. Ball State University Art Department. Muncie, IN. 24, 25 Sep. 2016. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." Morean Arts Center. Morean Center for Clay. St Petersburg, FL. 14, 15 Nov. 2015. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter. "Form Follows Fashion." Anerican Pottery Festival. Northern Clay Center. Minneapolis, MN. 13 Sep. 2014. Lecture.
Pincus, Peter, Adam Field, and Samuel Johnson. "Demonstration Based Workshop." Color Symposium. Greenwich House Pottery. New York, New York. 14 Nov. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Pincus, Peter. "Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture." West Virginia University Ceramics Department. West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV. 17, 18 Apr. 2014. Lecture.
Invited Article/Publication
Bartolovic, Richard Zakin and Fredrick. "Electric Kiln Ceramics, Fourth Edition." Electric Kiln Ceramics, Fourth Edition. (2015). Print.
Jacobson, Sebby Wilson. "Multifaceted." American Craft. Vol. 75 No.5. (2015). Print.

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