June Kelly Gallery


Sana Musasama
Sana Musasama
The Wall, 2010
Ceramic and mixed media
16 x 21 x 11 inches

Born in New York City
Lives and works in New York City

1987 MFA, Alfred State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York
1982-84 Resident Artist, City College, The City University of New York
1974 BA, (ceramics/education) City College, The City University of New York

Specialized Studies
1985 The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1981 Gakium Designer College, Tokyo, Japan
1978-79 Tuscarora International School of Ceramics, Tuscarora, NV
1975-76 Mende Pottery, Mendeland, Sierra Leone, West Africa

Solo Exhibitions
2010 Unknown/Unnamed, June Kelly Gallery, New York
The Hand, Meta House Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2009 Women, Chatham University, Pittsburgh. PA
Ceramic Sculpture, Robert Hughes Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2008 Ceramic Sculpture, Suffolk Community College, Long Island, NY
Unspeakable, Weens Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
2007 A Season of Abundance: The Maple Tree Series of Sana Musasana,
  curated by chief curator, David Revere McFadden, Hopkins Center,
  Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; catalogue
2006 ETHOS, Social Consciousness and Craft, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
2005 Shhh…Secrets, Status, Society, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Unspeakable Series, Vergette Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,  IL
The Maple Tree Series, Coplin College, Baltimore, MD
The Maple Tree Series, Courtney Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey
2004 Ceramic Sculpture, Lang Gallery, Swarthmore College, PA
Ceramic Sculpture, Barrows Rotunda Gallery, Dartmouth College, NH
2001 Outer Beauty, Inner Anguish, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1998 Fine Arts Gallery, Southampton College of Long Island University,
Southampton,  New York
Maple Tree Series II, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1995 Maple Tree Series, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1994 Legacy, curated by Jim Richards, Sewickley Academy, Pittsburgh, PA
1992 Ceramic Sculpture, curated by Josh Green, Manchester Craftsman Guild,
  Pittsburgh, PA
1991 Introductions, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1989 Uncoverings/Ceramic Sculptures, curated by Nouk Bassomb, SoHo 20
  Gallery, New York
1987 The Garden Series, curated by Deidre Bibby, Cinque Gallery, New York
1986 Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, curated by Robert Miller, Jamaica Art Center,
  Jamaica, New York
1985 Montana Series, curated by Deidre Bibby, Cinque Gallery, New York
1984 From the Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence, 1984,
  curated by Schroeder Cherry , The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Articles and Reviews
Nadelman, Cynthia, “Where’s the Art in Smart?” American Ceramics, Vol.13.1, March 1999
Braff, Phyllis, The New York Times, Sana Musasama: Maple Tree Series, Sunday, March 8, 1998
Slivka, Rose C. S., The East Hampton Star, “From The Studio,” March 12, 1998
Glueck, Grace, Art Guide, The New York Times, Friday, January 16, 1998
ARTnews, “The Stars of Today Pick the Stars of Tomorrow,” by Howardena Pindell, March 1997
Humanities Press NJ, “Voices of Color,” edited by Pheobe Farris-Dufrene,
  an interview with Sana Musasama, Chapter 12
Smith Mask, African-American Art, by Crystal Britton
The New York Times, Westchester Section, “African American Artists,” November 1992
Essence Magazine, “Against All Odds: African American Women Artists,” September 1992

Public Collections
The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Tuscarora Historical Museum, Tuscarora, NV
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York
Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
European Ceramic Center, Hertogenbosch, Holland
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China
Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta, GA

Travel Research
2010 Givat Havivi Peace Center, Israel
2007-09 Cambodia
2007 Cusco, Peru
2006 Thailand, Laos, Vietnam
2001 Costa Rica
Tuscany, Italy
2000 Costa, Rica
Kondimini, Dogon Country, Mali, West Africa
1999 Segou, Mali, West Africa
1998 China and Tibet: Yixing International Conference
1994 Paris, France
1992-95 Southern Vietnam, Thailand and Yunnan, China
1992 Hertogenbosch, Holland
1988 Southern India
1986-88 France
1981 Bizen and Chigaraki, Japan
1975-76 West Africa

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