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Duane Reed Gallery
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Rudy Autio
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Rudy Autio received his MFA in Sculpture from Washington State University in Pullman and his B.Sc. from Montana State College in Bozeman and is now retired as Professor Emeritus of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Montana. Autio is one of the most masterful and influential artists working in ceramic art in the United States today. He is known for his beautiful figurative ceramic vessels that evoke the narrative imagery of Matisse as well as the Abstract Expressionism of DeKooning. The images on Autio’s pieces are primarily centered on the figure and are gestural in a way that is kinetic. Collections include The Victoria and Albert Museum - London, England; The Lannan Foundation - Los Angeles, California; The Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York; American Craft Museum - New York, New York

1952 MFA, Sculpture, Washington State University - Pullman, Washington
1950 B.Sc., Applied Art, Montana State College - Bozeman, Montana

2004 Solo Exhibition, R. Duane Reed Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Retrospective, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
2000 SOFA Chicago, R. Duane Reed Gallery - St. Louis, Missouri
1999 Museum of Arts & Sciences - Macon, Georgia
Eeva’s Place Gallery - Hango, Finland
Bowling Green University - Bowling Green, Ohio
1998 Contemporary Art Museum - St. Petersburg, Florida
Dallas Art Museum - Ft. Worth, Texas
1997 Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art - Seoul, Korea
D. Weiss Gallery - San Francisco, California
1996 Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Massachusetts
William Traver Gallery - Seattle, Washington
Kenji Taki Gallery - Nagoya, Japan
1995 Tempe Art Center - Tempe, Arizona
1994 Umbra Gallery - Reykjavik, Iceland

Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Massachusetts
Brooklyn Museum of Art - Brooklyn, New York
The Smithsonian Institute - Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, California
Gummesons Konstgalleri - Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Japan
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Taideteollisuusmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
University of Oregon, Museum of Art, Eugene, OR


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