Richard Garriott-Stejskal currently lives in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Anacortes, Wash. in 1944. After W.W.II, his father moved the family to Omaha, Nebr. In 1967 Garriott-Stejskal received a BFA in sculpture from the University on Nebraska at Omaha. After a two-year stint working for the Omaha Public Schools as a Media Specialist, he moved to Albuquerque, NM to attend graduate school. He received an MA in sculpture in 1970. For next twenty-five years he worked as a Creative Arts Therapist at the local Veterans Medical Center. In 1995 he took early retirement. He then worked part time for two years as a Training Specialist and Gallery Director for Very Special Arts New Mexico. In 1997 he left the job market in order to concentrate more fully on his artwork. Garriott-Stejskal has a long history with clay. “No matter what I do I always come back to clay.” His work has been seen in numerous juried and invitational shows and in galleries. Currently he is exhibiting in Santa Fe, Scottsdale, Napa Valley and Columbus, Ohio. His work is in numerous private collections and several museums including the Mint Museum, the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and the Arizona State University Museum of Fine Arts. He has and numerous one person shows and awards. Last year he was the first sculptor to have a one person at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and had pieces in the “14th National Ceramic Competition” in San Angelo and “Re-presenting Representation at the Arnot Museum of Art.
His work has been featured in Ceramics Monthly (Feb. 2002) and on the web site for both Skutt kilns and Minnesota Clay. He was selected to appear in Skutt Kilns ads for several months in 2003. Garriott-Stejskal’s writing has appeared in Ceramics Monthly, Kerameiki Techni, ABQ Arts magazine, La Cocinita, Santa Fe Reporter and the Albuquerque Tribune. Garriott-Stejskal has been on the boards of the New Mexico Potters Association and the Albuquerque Art Business Association. He has also served as President of both groups. He has curated numerous shows and been involved as a juror for the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Show. And, he has presented workshops for Santa Fe Clay, Art and Clay, College of Santa Fe and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Education B.F.A., 1967, University of Nebraska at Omaha M.A., 1970, University of New Mexico Work History Freelance/Contributing Arts Writer; Ceramics Monthly, Kerameiki Techni, Albuquerque Tribune; to present. Gallery Coordinator/Training Specialist; Very Special Arts New Mexico; Albuquerque, N.M.; April 1995-May 1997.
Creative Arts Therapist; Veteran Affairs Medical Center; Albuquerque, N.M.; June 1970-March 1995. Selected Exhibitions
One and Two Person Exhibitions: 2004 Richard Garriott-Stejskal and Connie Emboden; two person exhibition; Volakis Gallery; Yountville, CA; Nov. 2004.
2004 George Mazilu and Richard Garriott-Stejskal; two person exhibit; Turner Carroll Gallery; Santa Fe, NM; Oct. 2004.
2004 Masks; SEGI Fine Arts; Scottsdale. Az; May 2004.
2003 Inner Space; two person exhibit; Turner Carroll Gallery; Santa fe, NM; 10/03.
2003 A Body of Work; one person exhibition; The Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; 2/03.
2001 Memory’s Voice; one person exhibit; Guadalupe Fine Arts, Inc.; Santa Fe, NM; 10/01.
2000 Act II: Body and Sole; two person exhibit; Guadalupe Fine Art and Sculpture Garden; Santa Fe, NM; 8/00.
2000 And, Another Thought; one person exhibit; Harwood Art Center; Albuquerque; 3/00.
1999 Medical Curiosities and Anomolies; one person exhibit; Guadalupe Fine Art and Sculpture Garden; Santa Fe, NM; 7/99. 1998 A Proper Introduction; two person exhibition; Guadalupe Fine Art and Sculpture Garden; Santa Fe, NM; 9/98.
1998 I am Not Marcel Duchamp; two person exhibit; Fisher Gallery; Albuquerque; 5/98.
Group, Invitational and Juried Exhibitions:
2004 Sculpture; 6 person exhibition; A Muse Gallery; Columbus Ohio, Sept. 2004.
2003 Clay Art Invitational; THE ART Gallery; Collin County Community College; Plano Tx; 10/03.
2003 World Art Collection; 1001 Reasons to Love the Earth; international invitational exhibition; National Art Gallery of Seoul; Seoul Korea; 6/03.
2003 Re-presenting Representation; invitational exhibition; Arnot Museum of Fine Arts; Elmira, NY; 4/03.
2003 Magic Realism: The New Generation; invitational exhibit; Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO; 1/03.
2002 Clay Show: New Works; group exhibit; A Muse Gallery; Columbus, OH; 10/02.
2002 Fourteenth National Ceramics Competition; juried national exhibition; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts; San Angelo, TX; 4/02.
2002 To Your Credit; juried exhibition; Eastern New Mexico State University at Roswell; Roswell, NM; 3/02
2002 Greater Midwest International Exhibition XVII; juried international exhibition; Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, Mo.;1/02.
2001 In the House of Short Days and Long Nights; invitational group exhibition; Guadalupe Fine Arts, Inc.; Santa Fe, NM; 12/01.
2001 Al2O3.2SiO2.2H2O: Art of Clay in New Mexico; invitational group exhibit; Governor’s Gallery, State Capitol Building; Santa Fe, NM; 11/01
2001 Soul Cages; group exhibition; A Muse Gallery; Columbus, Ohio; 10/01. 41st Invitational Exhibit: Sculpture; invitational sculpture exhibit; Longview Museum of Fine Arts; Lonview Texas; 5/01 2001 Other Visions Other Voices; invitational exhibit; Corrales Bosque Gallery; Corrales, NM; 4/01. 2001 Raw; invitational group exhibit; A Muse Gallery; Columbus Ohio, 2/01.
2001 Back to Reality; invitational exhibit; Dartmouth Street Gallery; Albuquerque, NM; 1/01.
2000 Wonderful Things, Some With Wings; invitational exhibit; Guadalupe Fine Art Inc.; Santa Fe, NM; 11/00.
2000 New Mexico Clay 2000: Judges Exhibit; invitational; Harwood Art Center; Albuquerque, NM; 8/00.
2000 DSG2K; invitational four person exhibit; Dartmouth Street Gallery; Albuquerque, NM; 7/00. 2000 New Era Art Juror’s Exhibit; Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico and 516 Magnifico Artspace; Albuquerque, NM; 3/00.
2000 Faculty Exhibit: Santa Fe Clay Warehouse Gallery; Santa Fe New Mexico; 3/00.
1999 Brave New World; juried exhibit; McGray Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University; Silver City, NM; 12/99
1999 New Mexico Clay ‘99; juried exhibit; Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque and Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe; 8/99. Awards: • The Citizen Award; To Your Credit: March 2002.
• Second Place; 41st Invitational Exhibition: Sculpture; May 2001.
• First Place; New Mexico Clay ‘99; August 1999.
• Best of Show; New Mexico Clay ‘98; July 1998.
• Honors Award; New Mexico Clay ‘98; July 1998.
• Merit Award; ¡Magnifico!, The Art of Albuquerque ‘97; May 1997.
• 2nd Place; Que Pasa ‘96: The Art of New Mexico; April 1996.
• Merit Award; Feats of Clay IV; June 1991.
• Honorable Mention; Que Pasa, Art in New Mexico; April 1991.
• 2nd Prize; Works in Clay VI; April 1989.
• Ceramics Monthly Purchase Award; Wichita National All Media Crafts Exhibit; Sept. 1988. Major Collections: • Arizona State University Museum; Tempe, AZ.
• Longview Museum of Fine Arts; Longview Texas.
• The Chasanoff Collection; Mint Museum of Craft and Design; Charlotte NC.
• Ceramics Monthly Magazine; Westerville, Ohio.
• Don and Pamela Michaelis; Wingspread Publications; Albuquerque, NM.
• Sandy Bessler; Santa Fe, NM.
Publications: 2004 Ceramics Monthly; Up Front; Oct. 2004. 2003 Exhibition Preview; “A Body of Work”; Chattanooga Free Press; pg. C6; Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003.
2003 Profile; ABQarts Magazine; pg18; Feb.,2003.
2002 Reflections; A Time of Terror A Search for Healing; edited by Sandra Alpert; page 57;
2002 “Sacre Coeur”; published by Global Commitment Foundation; 2002.
2002 Profile; Ceramics Monthly Magazine; “A Body of Work;” Feb. 2002.
2001 Profile; Albuquerque Journal, Westside Edition; Oct. 26, 2001.
2000 Inclusion in 1001 Reasons to Love the Earth; a collection of artworks selected internationally and published in the Netherlands; 2000
2000 Feature artist; DSGY2K: New Language; June 2000.
2000 Review; Albuquerque Journal; March 26, 2000.
2000 Review; Alibi, March 1. 2000.
2000 Review; Crosswinds Weekly Magazine, March 9, 2000
2000 Ceramics Monthly; Up Front; May 1999 Current Gallery Representation • Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
• Freeman Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
• A Muse Gallery, Grandview Heights, Ohio
• SEGI Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
• Volakis Gallery, Yountville, CA