JOSEPH HAVEL: OCT. 13- 14, 2012Registration is now open for The Thinking Sculptor: A Critical Inquiry with Joseph Havel. This not-to-be-missed workshop and critique opportunity takes place Oct. 13- 14, 2012 at the Glassell Studio School Ceramics Studio in Houston, TX. Proceeds from registration fees benefit NCECA. Click here to download registration form and additional information.
Joe Havel's early artistic training included deep investigation with ceramic art at Penn State University (BFA) and the University of Minnesota (MFA) where he studied with legendary potter Warren Mackenzie. Havel is also recognized for his leadership of the Glassell School and the internationally renowned Core Fellowship. Havel has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe including solo museum exhibitions at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead U.K., The Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, The Huntington Beach Art Center, California, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard, New York, and The Dallas Contemporary. He has had recent solo gallery exhibitions at Yvon Lambert, New York, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans and William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis.
His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the 2000 Whitney Biennial of American Art. His work is in public collections in the U.S. and abroad including The Whitney Museum, New York, The Modern Museum of Fort Worth, The Pompidou Center, Paris, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium, The Ministry of Culture, Paris, The Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, The Menil Collection, Houston, Fundacion Rouge, Paris, The Portland Museum of Art, The Dallas Museum of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has been at the Glassell School of Art directing the Core Program since 1991. He was appointed Glassell School Director in 1993. He lives and works in Houston, Texas.