Paul Dungan Experience

Studio Potter and Sculptor
1993 to present Homer, Alaska
1991 to 1992 Bird Creek, Alaska
1988 to 1990 Kodiak, Alaska
1984 Glenn Echo Pottery, Maryland 1984

Ceramics Instructor
1996 to 2002 Kenai Peninsula College, Homer, Alaska
1992 to 1993 University of Alaska, Anchorage
1982-1985 Kodiak Community College, Kodiak, Alaska

1991 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

1978 Apprenticeship to Toshiko Takaezu, Quakertown, New Jersey
1976-1977 Studied under Toshiko Takaezu at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Public Art
2004 1% for Public Art Commission from the City of Homer to design and install a story grove for the children’s room of the new Homer Public Library.

2002-2003 1% for Public Art Commission from the Municipality of Anchorage. Six Figures at the Columbarium at the Anchorage Municipal Cemetery. Dignity — Peace — Commonality — Joy — Sorrow — Acceptance.

These coiled, ceramic clay figures were hand built and fired in Homer, Alaska by artist Paul Dungan. They are one half to one inch thick; four to six feet high and internally reinforced with rebar and filled with concrete. The rocks they are resting on are 700-1,000 pounds each and were carefully selected from the beach in Homer.

The artwork is intended to reach people on a deep and personal level. Its reference to the human form, its subtlety in surface glazes and treatment and the suggestion of emotions through form and color are effective tools in achieving a relationship with the viewer. The artist intentionally does not want to come across in a loud manner, encouraging viewer to come away with meanings unique to their own situation. The sculptures are intended to portray different stages of the grieving process and emotions regarding those who have gone before us.

Permanent Collection Acquisitions
2006 Pratt Museum “Green Shield” and “Pendulum Vase”
2005 Anchorage Museum of History and Art “Beautiful Gravity”
2004 Anchorage Museum of History and Art “Untitled”

Artist-in-the-Schools Residencies
2001-2009 Various schools in Homer, AK 1991 Tatitlek, Prince William Sound, AK
1999 White Mountain, AK 1986 Ceramics teacher, Kodiak High School
1993 Yakutat, AK 1985 Kodiak Public Schools, Kodiak, AK

Messing Around and Having Fun, Collaborative Sculpture Exhibit with Paul Eneboe, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK
Taking It Outside, Alaska Ceramic Arts Invitational, Gallery 7125, Portland, OR

Ocean Art, Pratt Museum, Homer, AK
Friends of Alex, Pratt Museum, Homer, AK

Masters of Mud, Anchorage Museum of History and Art (AMHA), Anchorage, AK
Pratt Museum Spring Juried Art Show, Spring, Homer,AK

Alaska Clay Exhibit, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK

Big Pot Show, regional invitational, Alaska Glass Gallery, Anchorage, AK

Honorable Mention Award, Kenai Potter's Guild Juried Clay Show, Kenai, AK
New Works solo sculpture exhibition at Picture Alaska Art Gallery, Homer, AK
Honorable Mention Award, Alaska Statewide Juried Clay Exhibition, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK

Table, national invitational exhibit, Bunnell Street Gallery
Small Steps, solo sculpture exhibition, Carr Gottstein Gallery, Alaska Pacific University

Exteriors, group exhibition at Bunnell Street Gallery

Recent Work by a Very Lucky Man, solo exhibition at Ptarmigan Arts Backroom Gallery, Homer, AK

Wood Fired In Alaska, group show of wood fired ceramics at Alaskaland Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
Facing the Elements II,group outdoor sculpture show, Pratt Museum
All-Alaska Juried Clay Exhibition, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer and Morris Decker Gallery, Anchorage, AK
Let It Show, two-person exhibition with photographer Aleda Yourdon, Grant Hall, A.P.U. campus, Anchorage, AK

Let It Show, Bunnell Street Gallery
Spring Juried Art Show, Pratt Museum
Group show Metamorphosis, Bunnell Street Gallery
Group show, Illuminations, Bunnell Street Gallery

Spring Juried Art Show, Pratt Museum
XXV All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition, AMHA

Jurors award, Kenai Potters Guild All Clay Show
Victims, University of Alaska, Anchorage
National Invitational Group Show
Earth, Fire and Fiber Show, AMHA

Craft as Art Invitational,Visual Arts Center, Anchorage
Jurors award, Kenai Potters Guild All Clay Show
Earth, Fire and Fiber Show, AMHA