curriculum vitae

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 "Protestant Madonnas", curated by André Groeneveld, Firma Van Drie, Gouda, The Netherlands

2018 "Divinities + Idols", Heidmann Art Salon at Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, USA

2017 "Humanae Terrae" (double solo show with Sophie Aguilera Lester), curated by Claudia Casali, Honos Art, Rome, Italy

2017 "viewing", Jingdezhen International Studio, Jingdezhen, China

2016 "Humankind: the Sublime & the Ridiculous", Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO 

2015 "Profili del tempo", curated by Rolando Giovannini, "Rocca Flea" Museo Civico, Gualdo Tadino 
2012 "Creative Trilogy: Sculpture, Painting & Ceramics", c.r.e.t.a. rome, Rome, Italy
2011 "Controfigure", presented by Arte Comune, Palazzo Delfini, Rome, Italy
2008 "Eidolon", curated by Gabriele Simongini, Internoventidue Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
2006 "Idoli Occidente", Galleria Lombardi, La Notte Bianca, Rome, Italy
2004 “Dipinti e Sculture”, curated by Carlo Fabrizio Carli, Galleria Faleria, Rome, Italy
2002 "Paolo Porelli: pitture e sculture", curated by Barbara Mancini, Galleria Mancini, Monte Granaro 

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RESIDENCIES/VISITING ARTIST/DEMONSTRATING ARTIST

2018/2019

Sunday Morning Grant @ekwc, European Ceramic Work Centre (Dec 2018-March 2019)

2017

Artist in Residence, Blanc de Chine International Ceramic Art Award Residency, Dehua, China (August)

Guest Artist in Residence, International Studio Jingdezhen, China (January/February)

2016 

Artist Talk: University of South Carolina, Red Star Studios, Kansas City Art Institute, Arizona State University, Rhode Island School of Design (January-February)

Visiting Artist, University of South Carolina, ‘In-glaze luster workshop (January)

2015/16

Fellowship Artist-in-Residence, Red Star Studios, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO (Dec. 2015/Feb. 2016)

2014

Invited guest artist (lecture/demonstration), California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA, USA (April)

Visiting Artist, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA (Feb.-March)
2012
Eric Myhre Scholar, Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, USA (June-August)
2011
Guest Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, USA (Nov.-Dec.)Artist in Residence, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY, USA (July-August)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRIZES

2019/20"

"Ceramics of Europe Westerwaldprize 2019", Westerwald, Germany

XIV Bienal Internacional de Ceràmica de Manises", Manises, Spain

2019

"Point in Time II Jubilee Reunion Manifestation EKWC", Heusden, The Netherlands

"D'APRÉS - Riprese e citazioni nella ceramica contemporanea",curated by Marinella Caputo e Domenico Iaracà, Museo Opificio Rubboli, Gualdo Tadino, Italy

"Flesh for Fantasy", Concurrent Exhibition NCECA 2019, The Workshop Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2018/19

"Inquietant/e figura humana (Disturbing human figure)", Sala 30, curated by MACVAC (Museu d'Art Contemporani Vicent Aguilera Cerní de Vilafamés), Aéroport Castellòn, Spain

2018

"38 Concurso Internacional de Ceràmica-CICA 2018", 2nd prize, L’Alcora, Spain

"Ceramic Art Andenne 2018", "Contemporary expressions of Italy", curated by Martha Pachon Rodriguez, (Italy, invited country), Andenne, Belgium

"European Ceramic Context 2018, Open Call exhibition", 1 of 2 artists chosen to represent Italy, Grønbechs Gaard, Bornholm, Denmark

"2nd Porzellanbiennial Meissen", Albrechtsburg, Meissen, Germany

"Abscondita Veritas" presented by Honos Art Contemporary, in conjunction with Argillà, Faenza, Italy

"CeramicAppignano" Convivium, in collaboration with Jeff Schmuki, IV Edizione Concorso Nazionale, Appignagno, Italy

"Ceramics in Love", 58 Mostra della Ceramica Castellamonte, Italy

"Deconstructing the Conversation", Morgan Glass Gallery in conjunction with NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

"BACC Collection", Roma d’Arte Expo & RO.ME, Rome, Italy

"Tra-vasi ovvero Vasi Comunicanti, contenitore e contenuto nella ceramica contemporanea", curated by C. Pizzichini, X edizione del Festa all’Abbadia Nuova, Siena, Italy 

"Scultura OpeRosa Materia", curated by Oriana Impei, Aranciera di San Sisto, Rome, Italy

"Materia in Aria", Tenuta Fendi, Rome, Italy

2017 

"L’acqua meraviglia della terra", Silver Award, XXXIX Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d’Arte, Gualdo Tadino, Italy

"Codice Vulci”, curated by Gianna Besson, Vulci, Italy

2016

"1st Porzellanbiennial", Albrechtsburg, Meissen, Germany

"Espresso and Cappuccino Cups", 1 edition, curated by S. Baruzzi & R. Giovannini, Cantiere delle Arti, Castellamonte, Italy

2015

"La ciotola come metafora: rassegna di ceramica contemporanea", curated by Carlo Pizzichini, Nobile Contrada del Nicchio, Arte dei Vasai, Siena, Italy

"Convivium", Honorable Mention, Primo concorso nazionale CeramicAppignano, Appignano, Italy

"Scultura ceramica contemporanea in Italia", curated by Nino Caruso and Mariastella Margozzi, Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome, Italy

"2015 NCECA Biennial", David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

2014

"Made at The Clay Studio: Guest Artists in Residence 2010-14", curated by Garth Johnson, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2013

"New Directions", Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, USA

"S.O.F.A. Chicago", presented by Lacoste Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

"2013 NCECA Biennial", Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston. TX, USA
"Archie Bray Foundation 2012 Resident & Visiting Artists Exhibition", 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
2012
"Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection 2012", Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT, USA
"Bray North Gallery “Resident Artist Exhibition 2012”, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT, USA
"Archie Bray at the Kolva Sullivan Gallery", Spokane, WA, USA
"Premio Vasto", Vasto (CH), Italy
"INCHANGE CHANGEIN", Artecomune Galleria, Nepi, Italy
2011
"Juried Exhibition", Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY, USA
"Figuration", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2010
"SEEDS: “The Eco Art Show”", EcoArt Project, Aranciera di San Sisto, Rome, Italy
"Un mosaico per Tornareccio", 5 ed., Tornareccio, Italy
2009
"In Cartis", Latina (LT)
"XXXVI Premio Sulmona: rassegna internazionale d’arte contemporanea", Polo Museale Civico Diocesano,  Sulmona, Italy
"Conversazioni, giovani artisti a confronto", Galleria San Marco, Viterbo, Italy
"Sotto l’albero: 100 artisti x 100 sfere", Teatro Brancaccio, Rome, Italy
"Contemporary Ecoart Contest", Ecoart project, Rome, Italy
"1000 artisti in Palazzo", World Museum, Palazzo Arese Jacini, Cesano Maderno, Italy
"ArtVerona "Fiera d’arte moderna e contemporanea"". Presented by Galleria l’Affiche, Milan, Italy
2008
"In-Giusto prezzo". Palazzo Chigi sala Orsini. Formello, Italy
"Bracciano in Arte: collettive d’arte contemporanea", Bracciano, Italy
"Quadrato d’arte: ricordando U. Boccioni", Galleria LIBRA Arte Contemporanea, Catania, Italy

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, Spain

Blanc de Chine ICAA, Yishu-8 Gallery, Beijing, China

Taoxichuan Art Gallery, Jingdezhen, China

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ

Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Termoli, Italy

Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy

Museo di Gala di Barcellona, Italy

Museo Civico di Rocca Flea, Gualdo Tadino, Italy

Museo della Transtoria, Palazzo Orsini, Bomarzo, Italy

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT

​World Museum, Palazzo Arese Jacini, Cesano Maderno, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Claudia Casali, ‘Icone moderne’, “Humanae Terrae” catalogue (Rome 2017)

"Exposure", Ceramics Monthly (Nov. 2016) 13.

Glen R. Brown, ‘2015 NCECA Biennial’, Ceramics Monthly (Dec. 2015), 58-62.

R. Giovannini, ‘Profiles of time: Paolo Porelli and the conceptual form’ in Profili del Tempo (exhibition catalogue, Rocca Flea, Museo Civico,

Gualdo Tadino) (Rome 2015).

N. Caruso and M. Margozzi, eds., La scultura ceramica contemporanea in Italia (Rome 2015).

Garth Johnson, ‘Made at The Clay Studio: Guest Artists in Residence 2011-2014’.

C. Copeland, Review "Figuration at the Clay Studio", Ceramics: Art & Perception 87 (2012) 63-65.

Gabrielle Simongini, ‘The New Paganism of the Ultra-pop Idols’, Ceramics Ireland 27 (2011) 28-29.

Lori-Ann Touchette, ‘Ultrapop Idols of Paolo Porelli’, Ceramics: Art & Perception 77 (2009) 12-15.

Manuela De Leonardis, ‘Eidolon di Paolo Porelli, Roma, InternoVentidue’, Exibart (2008).

BIOGRAPHY

Paolo Porelli, Rome Italy (1966). After graduating in painting (Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italy), Porelli began a period of experimentation in ceramics in which he identified an anthropomorphic figure as his preferred expressive form. Clay remains his principal medium, although he often integrates ‘ready-mades’ in his sculptures as well as casts of found objects. Life-size to small-scale figures stand alone or in installations.

Co-founder of CRETA Rome (2012), a centre for ceramics and fine arts which offers short-term residencies to international artists.

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