2015 - Present

Created commissions for private collectors, designers, architects and art consultants (see commissions below)

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EXHIBITIONS

2014

Thematic Woodworking Exhibition, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA

2012

Two-person Exhibition, FBCS Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2010

Alive, a multi-media Exhibition, Shemer Art Center & Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Marin Art Festival, San Rafael, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Juried Exhibition, Mesa Arts Center, AZ

2009

Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

2008

American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Juried Exhibition, Arizona State University

2007

Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
American Craft Council Show,Baltimore, MD
American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA

2006

Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum,Albuquerque, NM
American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Makin Furniture +, Invitational Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona
27th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

2005

American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, Maryland
American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Glass, Metal, Wood, Invitational Show, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2004

Wood From the Hood, Invitational Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Arizona
Makin Furniture +, Invitational Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler , Arizona
Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2003

Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA
Two person exhibition, Victoria Boyce Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2002

Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA
Chair Show 4, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina

2001

The Birthday Party, an Installation in Celebration of Wood Turning and Studio furniture, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California
Above and Beyond, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ

2000

Makin Furniture +, Juried Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona

1999

Chair Show 3, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina
Furniture 99, Juried Exhibition, Furniture Society Conference, Smithville, Tennessee
'99 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Rings of Time, Invitational Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

1998

NICHE Awards Exhibition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

1997

'97 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona

1996

White House Christmas Tree, Invitational, Washington, D.C.

1995

North American Sculpture Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden Colorado

1992

One-person Exhibition, Gallimaufry Gallery, Croton-on-Hudson, New York

1990

Wichita National Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas

1989

Form and Figure: Contemporary Sculpture, Juried Exhibition, Tempe Arts Center

1988

The Shape of Things, Invitational Exhibition, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ

1987

One-person Exhibition, Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix, Arizona
Corporate Exhibition, VantageGallery, Ithaca, New York

1986

Two-Person Exhibition, Fine Arts Center of Tempe, Tempe, Arizona

1985

Altered States, Juried Exhibition, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona

1984

Juried Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

1983

Juried Exhibition, Carlsbad Area Arts Association, Carlsbad, New Mexico

1982

Two-Person Exhibition, Fagen-Peterson Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

1979

Wood in Art,Second Annual Competition, Arizona State University


AWARDS

2011NICHE Awards Competition, Finalist in Wood-Carved category, Philadelphia, PA

2011Juror's Award, 32nd Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ

2008Juror's Award, Arizona Desigher Craftsmen, Arizona State University

2003NICHE Awards Competition, Winner in Wood-Carved category, Philadelphia, PA

1999Arbortech Industries Carving Competition, First Place Award, Australia

1998-9NICHE Awards Competition, Finalist in Wood-Carved category, Philadelphia, PA

1994Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts

1990-1Juror's Award, Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Juried Exhibition, Arizona State University

1983Jureid Exhibition First Place, Sculpture, Carlsbad Area Arts Association, Carlsbad, NM

1979American Art Heritage Award, Wood-in-Art Competition, Arizona State University


CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

Skyline Art Services, Houston, TX

Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA

PWI Construction, Las Vegas, NV

Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, Amsterdam

eStudio Art Consultancy Pte Ltd, Singapore

Art Expressions, Gurne, IL

Art Initiative, Inc., Atlanta, GA

American Art Resources, Houston, TX

Fresh Paint Art Advisers, Inc., Culver City, CA

Congregation, Merkaz Ha-lyr, Phoenix, AZ

Congregation, NefreshSoul, Chandler, AZ

Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix, AZ

The Breast Center at The Women's Hospital, Newburgh, IN

Art Force, Minneapolis, MN

Eaton Fine Art, Austin, TX

Faulkner+Locke, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Corderman Art Resources, LLC, Phoenix, AZ

SOHO Myriad, Atlanta, GA

Ritz Carlton Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona

Chatham Heart Center, Mesa, Arizona

The Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia

Wyndham Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Sun City West, Arizona

Interculture Art, Inc., for Odakyu Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona

Charles Schwab & Co, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

City of Tempe, Public Library, Tempe, Arizona

Harris Trust Company of Phoenix, Arizona

Personal & Professional Dev. Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

Parish of St. Benedict, Chandler, Arizona

Temple Emmanuel, Tempe, Arizona

Prescott Samaritan Village, Prescott, Arizona

City of Tempe, Annual Visual Enhancement Awards


ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP

The Furniture Society

American Craft Association

Arizona Designer Craftsmen (State President: 1987-1991)


ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee


ART TRAINING

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado

Arizona State University

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee


GENERAL EDUCATION

BA 1967, and MSW 1975, Arizona State University


PUBLICATIONS

Sculptural Bowls, by Kerry Vesper, Fine Woodworking, March/April 2016, The Taunton Press, Newtown, CT

500 Tables, Lark Books, New York, 2009

The Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 24, Guild, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin, 2009

500 Chairs, Lark Books, New York, 2008

The Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 20, Guild, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin, 2005

Furniture Studio 3, Furniture Makers Exploring Digital Technologies, The Fruniture Society, Asheville, NC, 2005

The Artful Home, Guild, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin, 2004

The Custom Furniture Source Book, The Taunton Press, 2001

American Craft, Gallery Section, Dec '00/Jan '01

American Style, Profile, Fall, 1998

Crafts Report, Front cover, April, 1997

Best Wood Boxes, Betterway Woodworking Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1997

Woodworker West, Profile, Los Angeles, CA, Jan 1996

American Craft, Gallery Section, February/March 1996

Sculpture: Technique, Form,Content, by Arthur Williams, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1995

American Craft, Gallery Section, January 1995

Fine Woodworking Design Book 6, The Taunton Press, Newtown, Conn. 1992

Kerry Vesper - resume