BORN Windsor, Ontario, Canada, October 3, 1948
EDUCATION
1981 MFA Sculpture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
1978 BFA Sculpture, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 
POSITION
1981-2008 Professor of Art, Wood, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
2008 Professor Emeritus, Murray State University
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2013 “Uncommon Wealth,’ KY Arts Council, Lyric Theatre Gallery, Lexington KY
2012 “Your Personal Hangups” Center for Wood Art, Philadelphia PA
2009 “The Cedarhurst Wood Project” Mitchell Museum, Mt Vernon IL
2008 International Design Exchange Exhibition 2008, Daegu Design Institute, Daegu University, South Korea
2007 “Speaking in Species: Space, Spectrum and Form” Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids MI
2006 “Old Friends, New Work,” Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2004 “Dovetailing Art and Life, The Bennett Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, San Francisco, CA
  “75th Year Celebration Exhibit” Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC
2003 “International Exchange Exhibition 2003, Daegu Design Institute,”
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Hukuoka City, Japan
  “Paul M Sasso,” Worcester Center For Crafts, Worcester, MA
2002 “Illuminating 20 years of American Craft,” Sansar Gallery, Bethesda, MD
  “Southeastern Craft Innovations,” Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN
2001 “Creative Vision: Southeastern Art Furniture,” Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  “Furniture 2001: A Cultural Odyssey,” ASU Memorial Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2000 “Celebrating the Creative Spirit: Contemporary Southeastern Furniture;” Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke VA; The Columbus Museum, GA; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS; ," Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
1998 "Paul M. Sasso, Clocks." Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, Ohio
1997 "Paul M. Sasso," Kentucky Arts And Craft Foundation, Louisville KY
1996 "Time Warp: Clocks by Paul Sasso," Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
1995 "Southeastern Fine Crafts Biennial Invitational, I,” Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, FL
1994 “Conservation by Design,” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
  "Material Vision: Image and Object," Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
1992 "Two Hundred Years of Kentucky Craft." Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Owensboro, KY
1991 "Paul Sasso, Furniture, A Southern Viewpoint." Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY.
1989 "New American Furniture," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA ; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH!(1990); Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA(1991)
 
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
    Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL
    Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN
    Art Gallery of Prince Albert, Prince Albert SK Canada
    Garry and Sylvia Bennett, Oakland, CA
    Bob and Marie Bergman, Chicago, IL
    Sam and Cheryl Wyly, Aspen, CO
    Mary and Al Shands, Louisville, KY
    Gayle and Bob Greenhill, Greenwich, CT
    Ron and Anne E. Abramson, Washington, DC
    Murray State University KY
    University of Tennessee Knoxville TN
     
SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS
2003   “Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award” Murray State University
2002   “Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship” Kentucky Arts Council
    “Europe in Transition Travel Grant,” University of Regensburg, Germany
1999   "Barnhart Prize for Faculty Excellence" Murray State University
     
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2002   Seminar presenter: ”15th Century German Woodcarving”, Europe in Transition, University of Regensburg, Germany
1996-98   Board of Directors/Steering committee, The Furniture Society
1997   Curator, "Survey of North American Furniture,” Newberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
1985   Curator: "New Wood/New Ways, International Woodworking Invitational,” Murray State University + 8 other venues through the Southern Arts Federation
1981-present   Teaching: Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Visiting Artist: at 58 Universities and Museums in USA and Canada Juror: of 7 exhibitions
     
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
    Stender, Thomas, editor “Penland Book of Woodworking,” Lark Books, Sterling Publishing 2006; Paul M. Sasso: pp.1, 6.9, 32-55
    Michael Hosaluk, “Scratching The Surface, Art and Content in Contemporary Wood” GUILD Publishing, (2002) pp.10 and 11: essay “Board With Brown”; pp. 14, 57: quotes and photos.
    John Kelsey, Rick Mastelli, Furniture Studio: The Heart Of The Functional Arts, The Furniture Society (1999) pp. 86-87, 137
    Martha Stamm Connell, curator, “Celebrating The Creative Spirit: Contemporary Southeastern Furniture,” Mobile Museum of Art, (1998) catalog, Cover, pp. 11, 48-49 Furniture Forward, American Craft, (January 98) cover, pp. 32-35
    Scott Landis, Conservation By Design, Museum Of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, (1993) p.127
    Kathleen Brown, Material Vision: Image and Object Tarble Art Center (1993) pp. 46-47
    Edward S. Cooke, Jr., New American Furniture: The Second Generation Of Studio Furniture Makers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (1989), pp. 104-107
     

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