David Bogus

 

E-mail: dsbogus@gmail.com

Tel: 956-508-2441   

For inquiries on sales, commissions or visiting artist availability, please feel welcome to contact me.

Artist Statement

   

The Bogus Boutique is a lifestyle brand featuring unique brightly colored ceramic objects and status symbols. These everyday objects foretell the ironic codification of consumer culture as it embodies our current society.  In The Bogus Boutique, high heel shoes, punk rock lock necklaces, anchors, over sized fishing hooks, suitcases, cigarette lighters, cases of beer, life preservers, telephones, knives, perfume bottles, and cocktail garnishes are outrageously over priced objects as viable subjects for branding and art.  Questioning the notion that ordinary objects can become an “object of art,” Bogus encourages a debate about authorship and originality, dissolving the distinction between sanctioned museum pieces and iconic everyday consumed objects.

 

The Bogus brand is a one-man factory manufacturing a bogus line of luxury products that no one can actually use or truly needs.  Bogus’s witty humor and ridiculously expressionistic pop pieces will be arranged within an immersive gallery, staged to evoke the feeling of being in a department store.  The sculptures are made from only the cheapest talc clay, wares are fired to a low temperature with the brightest colors possible and he is proud to offer genuine America made products.  The viewer can’t help but giggle at numerous high heels shoes and over sized punk rock necklaces, but these and other pieces fit just fine in the context of a consumer society: dress up, eat, drink, smoke, play, and have sex.

 Education

 

MFA-University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE ​2001 - 2004

 

BFA-University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA​ 1995 - 1999 Cum Laude

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
 
Marooned: Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence RI 2014
Material and Interaction: Angela Carbone & David Bogus: Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA 2013
The Optimist Luggage: Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY 2012
The Fisherman: Casper College, Casper, WY 2012
The Fisherman: Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts Blue Mountain Lake, NY 2011
Barfly: Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM 2007
Amalgamation: Reflections Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2006
 
Group Exhibitions
 

Viewpoints 2016: Studio Montclair, Newark NJ Juror: Mary Birmingham 2016

Twenty-First San Angelo National Ceramic Competition: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts San Angelo, TX Juror: Christy Johnson 2016

Mulvane Art Museum Juried Ceramics Exhibition: Washburn University Topeka, KS Juror: Robert Harrison 2016

Small Favors: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 2016

State of Clay 2016: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Waltham, MA Juror: Wayne Higby 2016

Clug International Biennale: Clug Art Museum, Clug, Romania 2015

Annual Three Wheel Studio Ceramic Show: Three Wheel Studio, Providence, RI 2015

Fired: The Arvada Center, Arvada, CO Curator Bebe Alexander 2015

Clay National X: Ceramic Color: Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale. CO  2015 Juror: Josh DeWesse

The Slipcast Object Revisited: Plinth Gallery Denver, CO  2015 Juror: Heather Mae Erickson
Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale: Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea 2015
NCECA Emerging Artist Exhibition: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI 2015 
Art Connections 11, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ 2015 Curated by Teresa Rodriguez
Pot Boiler, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC 2015
The Uncommon Object, NCECA Show, CVPA Campus Gallery, New Bedford, MA 2015 Curated by James Lawton and Rebecca Hutchinson 
Dimension XLII, Art Center of Corpus Chrisit, Corpus Christi, TX 2015 Juried by Paul Valadez
Annual All Media Juried Exhibiton 2014, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI 2014 Curated by Marianetta Porter
What Are You Thinking, CVPA Campus Gallery, UMASS Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA 2014
Souvenirs From the Future, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS 2014 Curator: Ben Ahlvers
Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, MCCF, Zanesville, OH 2014 Jurors: Sherman Hall, Brad Schwieger, Angelica Pozo
Alabama National: University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 2014 Juror Robert Sherer
Shapes of Influence| Contemporary Ceramics: Springfield Art Association Springfield, IL 2014 Juror: Harris Deller
Small Favors IX: The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 2014 Curator: Garth Johnson
Clay? V: Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA 2014 Jurors: Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, Akio Takamori
On the Surface: Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL 2014
Faculty Exhibition: Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 2013
Hard Ware: Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Gallery, Ingram, TX 2013 Juror: Juan Granados
Beyond Function: Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA 2013 Juror: Novie Trump
45th Visual Arts Exhibition: Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX 2013 Juror: James Robert Pace
UNL Alumni Exhibition: NCECA Conference 2013, Houston, TX 2013 Curated by Margaret Bohls
Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo: NCECA Conference 2013, Houston, TX 2013 Curated by Brian Molanphy
3rd Annual Plate and Totem Show: Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA 2013 Curated by Tony Natsoulas
Pop! Goes the Art: Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA 2013
It’s a Color Thing: ArtScene Today, Online Exhibition with Catalog 2013
Art of it All: Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts Center, Pagosa Springs, CO 2012 Juror: D. Michael Coffee
Craft Texas: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX 2012 Jurors: Jean W. McLaughlin, Rachelle Thiewes, and Jade Walker
Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo: Southern Methodist University’s Pollock Gallery, Dallas, TX 2012
Southern Open 2012: Acadiana Center for the Arts, West Lafayette, LA 2012 Juror: Rene Barileaux
Creature Comforts: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA 2012 Jurors: Mary Cook and Allison Nance
Nineteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition: San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
San Angelo, TX 2012 Jurors: Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio
State of Clay 2012: Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Lexington, MA 2012 Juror: Doug Casebeer
Third Biennale Central Time Ceramics: Bradley University Gallery, Peoria, IL 2012, Juror: Delores Fortuna 2012
Collectors Choice: Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA 2012
The Chromatic Edge: NCECA Conference Seattle, WA 2012 Jurors: Jennifer Harnetty and Robbie Lobell
LH Project: A Decade of Distinction: NCECA Conference 2012 Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA 2012
54th Annual Delta Exhibition: Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK 2012 Juror: Tom Butler
Materials Hard & Soft: Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX 2012  Juror: Monica Moses
2011 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition: The Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff AK, 2012 Juror: David Bailin
Faculty Exhibition: Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 2012
From the Ground Up XXV: Las Cruces Museum of Art Las Cruces, NM 2011 Juror: Kurt Weiser
Phoenix Gallery 2011 National Juried Competition: Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY 2011 Juror: Renee Vara
The 26th Tallahassee International: FSU Museum of Fine Arts Tallahassee, FL 2011 Jurors: Judy Rushin and Anne Stagg
Fired: Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center Cincinnati, OH 2011
Feats of Clay XXIV: Lincoln Arts Gallery, Lincoln, CA 2011 Juror: Donna Billick
Texas National: The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX 2011 Juror: James Drake
Craftsmanship: Concept: Innovation:  Bi-Annual National Juried Exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT 2011 Juror: Brad Schwieger
Greens and Grog: NCECA Conference 2012 Watershed Past Residents Show, Tampa, FL 2011
60th Anniversary Silent Auction: The Archie Bray Foundation Helena, MT 2011
AVGA Clay and Glass National Juried Competition: The Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California, Berea, CA 2011
Celebrate Texas Art 2011: Assistance League of Houston, Houston, TX 2011
Art Space Contemporary Fine Craft Exhibition: Art Space, Raleigh, NC, 2010
Drawing the Line: University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Fayetteville, AK 2010
Member Invitee Group Show: Imago Gallery, Bristol, RI 2009
Roswell Artists: Runnels Gallery, Portales, NM 2008 RAIR 40th Anniversary Residents Show:
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM 2007
Faculty Exhibition: Prichard Art Gallery University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2006
2005 at the Bray: NCECA Conference Show Lewis and Clark College Gallery, Portland, OR 2006
Holiday Exhibition: Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 2005
Faculty Exhibition: Prichard Art Gallery University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 2005
Archie Bray Resident Show: Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 2005 5th Annual National Juried Cup Show: Gallery 138
Kent State University, Kent, OH 2005
Ceramic Currents: Program in Artisanry 1975-2003: NCECA Conference, Pascal Center Gallery
Annie Arundel Community College, Baltimore, MD 2005
Faculty Exhibition: Feick Center Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT 2004
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Eisentrager-Howard Gallery University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 2004
Kimmel Award Exhibition: Kimmel Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 2003
Nebraska Clay: Gallery 72, Omaha, NE 2003 Kimmel Award Exhibition: Kimmel Foundation,Nebraska City, NE 2002
Macca Conference Exhibition: Eisentrager-Howard Gallery UNL, Lincoln, NE 2002
Exploration in Clay: Fire House Gallery Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 2002 Curator: Bill Shillales
Karon Doherty Memorial Exhibition: NCECA Conference Sparks Gallery, Denver, CO 2000
Peter's Valley Summer Assistant Show: Sally D. Francisco Gallery Peters Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ 2000
Skylands Art Exhibit: Lake Mohawk Clubhouse, Lake Mohawk, NJ 1999
Peter's Valley Summer Assistant Show: Sally D. Francisco Gallery Peters Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ 1999
BFA Exhibition: Gallery X, New Bedford, MA 1999
 
Awards & Honors
 
NCECA Emerging Artist Award, Providence, RI 2015

Honorable Mention Award: The Slipcast Object: Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO 2015

Honorable Mention Award: Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Korea 2015

Honorable Mention Award: Dimension XLII Corpus Christi, TX 2015 
Honorable Mention Award: Alabama National: University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 2014 Juror Robert Sherer
University Creative Projects Grant Recipient: Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 2014-2015
1st Place Best of Show Award “Hard Ware” Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Gallery, Ingram, TX 2013 Juror: Juan Granados
University Creative Projects Grant Recipient: Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 2013-2014
Grant Recipient: 2013 Faculty Travel Grant Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 2012
Niche Award Finalist: Niche Magazine, 2012
Honorable Mention Award: 54th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2012
2nd Place Visual Art Prize: Ruminate Magazine, 2012
Honorable Mention Award: From the Ground Up XXV Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM, 2011
University Creative Projects Grant Recipient: Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 2011-2012
Grant Recipient: Roswell Artist-In-Residence Program Roswell, NM, 2007-2008
Regents Fellowship: University of Nebraska LincolnLincoln, NE, 2003-2004
Kimmel and Woods Fellowship: University of Nebraska LincolnLincoln, NE, 2001-2004
Merit Award in Fine Crafts: Lake MoHawk Club HouseSkylands Art Exhibit, Lake Mohawk, NJ, 1999
Excellence in Ceramics Award:Somerset High School, Somerset, MA, 1995
 
Artist Residencies
 
Funded Summer Resident: LH Project, Joseph, OR 2010
Winter Resident: Robert M. Macnamara Foundation, Westport, ME 2008
Grantee Artist-In-Residence: Roswell Artist-In-Residence Program Roswell, NM 2007-2008
Summer Resident: Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 2005
Kiln God Funded Residency: Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Newcastle, ME 2003
Ceramics Associate: Peters Valley Craft Education Center Layton, NJ 1999-2001
 
Workshops & Artist Lectures
 
NCECA Emerging Artist Lecture: Creative Identity, Providence, RI 2015
Visiting Artist Lecture: Brown University, Providence, RI 2014
Visiting Artist Lecture: Washington and Jefferson University, Washington, PA 2013
Clay Houston Lecture: University of Houston, Houston, TX 2012
Visiting Artist Demonstration: Casper College Wood-Fire Workshop, Casper, WY 2012
Visiting Artist Demonstration and Lecture: Laramie Public Schools Laramie, WY 2010
Visiting Artist Lecture: University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 2010
Wood Firing Leader: Robert Macnamara Foundation, Westport, ME 2008
Casting Workshop: Peters Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ 2008
Eddie Dominguez and David Bogus Ceramics Workshop: RMAC, Roswell, NM 2007
Visiting Artist Lecture: Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM 2007
Children’s Summer Class: Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT 2005
Visiting Artist Lecture: Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT 1998
 
Bibliography
 
NCECA Journal: Emerging Artist Article, 2015
Boulder Weekly: “In the presence of flames” Sarah Haas, 2015
The Gist of Ceramics: Kerrville Daily Times Marivel Resendiz, 2013
500 Prints on Clay: Lark Book Publications, 2013
At Home in the World: Arts and Culture Houston Magazine Nancy Zastudil, October 2012
Creature Comforts: Washington Post, 2012
Weekly Calendar Section: Casper Star Tribune, 2012
2nd Place, Visual Art Prize 2012: Ruminate Magazine
Materials Hard and Soft: Ceramics Monthly, Upfront Section, 2012
Tallahassee International Catalog: Tallahassee International, 2011
Press Release Collectors Exhibition: Ventura County Star, 2012
TAMIU Faculty Award Finalist: Laredo Morning Times, 2011
Manifest Volume Fifty Three: Jason Franz: “Fired”, Manifest Press, 2011
Editors Pick Section: Visual Overture Magazine, Arlissa Vaughn, Winter Edition, 2010
Art; An ancient Recipe for Pottery Keep the Heat Up: New York Times,
Photographs by Nancy Wegard, January 30, 2000
In Search of Craft Community: New York Times, Joseph D'Agnese, September 17, 2000
 
Curatorial Experience
 
Curator: Jeff Forster Solo Exhibition, 2014 Texas A&M International University Gallery
Curator: Alex Hibbitt: Transitory Spaces, 2013 Texas A&M International University Gallery
Exhibition Coordinator: “Back to the Future” 2012Juror: Bruce HelanderTexas A&M International University Gallery
Curator: Marc Anthony Polizzi: “Anger Without Enthusiasm”, 2013 Texas A&M International University Gallery
 
Teaching Experience
 
Assistant Professor of Art:Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX 2010-2016
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art,  University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 2009-2010
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Lecturer in Art: 2005-2007
Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT Adjunct Instructor of Art : 2004-2005
University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE Teacher of Record: 2001-2004
Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ Adjunct Professor of Art 1999-2001
Fall River Public Schools, Fall River, MA Substitute Teacher: 1998-2001
 
Professional Experience
 
Gallery Coordinator and Curator 2011-Present Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX
Studio Assistant & Technician: 2001-2004, 2007 Eddie Dominguez, Lincoln, NE and Roswell, NM
Treasurer: Clay Club 2002-2004, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Summer Studio Assistant: 2003, Sam Chung Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Studio Assistant: 2002, Watershed Center For The Ceramics Arts, Newcastle, ME
Studio Assistant/ Tile Maker: 2001, 1999 Gustin Ceramics, South Dartmouth, MA
Studio Assistant, Technician: 1999-2001, Program Peters Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ
Studio Assistant: 1998-2001, Karon Doherty Studios, New Bedford, MA

2010 - present

2010 - present