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RON LAYPORT

b. 1942, Elyria, Ohio

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2012 Turned Wood – Small Treasures, del Mano - A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, LLC,

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2011 Pi to Pentagon: Collaborations with Harvey Fein,

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Turned Wood - Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Hot Tea!, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Teapots! 5th Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2000-11 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, Chicago, IL

2010 The Art of Wood: Outside the Box, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT

Artifact: Exhibition of Small Objects created by EMMA International Participants, Saskatchewan

Crafts Council, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Ron Layport: Vessel Narratives, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2009-10 Flora & Fauna, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) Exposition WEST, Santa Fe, NM

2002-10 Turned Wood- Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Ron Layport & Ron Fleming: Narratives On Nature, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

National Wood Invitational, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC

Transformation 7: The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize Exhbition, Society forContemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2008 Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Scottsdale, AZ

New Masters of Woodturning, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT

Over The Edge, Woodturning Into Sculpture, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2007-08 Palm Beach 3, Palm Beach, FL

2002-08 Turned & Sculptured Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000-08 Sculpture Objects & Functional Art Exposition, New York, NY

2007 Michael Hosaluk: Containment, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Five Perspectives in Wood: SOFA Lecture Series, Speaker, SOFA Exposition, Chicago, IL

2006 Woodturning On The Edge, Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Our Turn Now: Artists Speak Out in Wood, Touring

Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

2004-06 Nature Transformed: Wood Art from the Bohlen Collection, Tourin

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

2005 Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Philadelphia, PA

Ron Layport: Works in Wood, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Innovative Perspectives In Turning, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with the Brookfield Craft Center

2004-05 Selected Works, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions, Craft & Folk Art Museum,

Los Angeles, CA

2003 Put A Lid On It: Containing Human Experience, American Association of Woodturners,

Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Santa Fe, NM

2002 The Bugs of Summer, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA

2001-02 Nature Takes a Turn, International Juried Exhibition,

Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN

University of California, Davis, CA

University of New York, Purchase, NY

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2001 Selected Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Collectors of Wood Art Forum, Presenter, Minneapolis, MN

Against the Grain: Turned and Sculpted Wood, International Museum of Art & Science,

McAllen, TX

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2010 Wood Art Today 2. Snyder, Jeffrey. Schiffer Publications, Westchester, PA.

2009 Masters: Woodturning: Major Works by Leading Artists. Lark Books, Sterling Publications,

New York, NY.

2008 New Masters of Woodturning: Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art. Martin, Terry &

Wallace, Kevin. Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg, PA.

Over The Edge: Woodturning into Sculpture. Christiansen, Jim & Rowley, Roger &

Van Ness, Gerritt. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.

2007 Craft Arts International. Issue #70. “Animalist Traditions”. Wallace, Kevin.

American Woodturner. Summer. Volume 22, Number2. “Small Treasures”.

2006 Small and Miniature Turning: A Complete Guide. Hampton, Ron. Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, East Sussex, UK.

Woodturning On The Edge. Rowley, Christiansen, Van Ness and Ellsworth. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2005 Turning Points. Winter. Volume 17, Number 2.

American Woodturner. Spring. Volume 20, Number 1. “An Eye for Platters”.

2004 500 Wood Bowls: Bold & Original Designs Blending Tradition & Innovation. Leier, Ray;

Peters, Jan & Wallace, Kevin. Lark Books, Sterling Publications, New York, NY.

Nature Transformed: Wood Art from The Bohlen Collection. Ulmer, Sean. Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, VT.

Celebrating Nature: Craft Traditions/Contemporary Expressions. Wallace, Kevin.

Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

Woodturning. Spring. Number 135. “Chicago Turns to Wood”.

Woodturning. August. Number 139. Cover Page and Profile.

2003 American Woodturner. Spring. Volume 18, Number 1.

Woodturning. August. Number 126.

Woodwork. December. Number 84.

2002 Scratching The Surface. Hosaluk, Michael. North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH.

2001 Fine Woodworking. July/August. Number 157. “Lidded Vessel.”

2000-01 Fine Woodworking. Number 146. Special 25th Anniversary Issue. Top 30 Articles of All Time.

1994 American Woodworker. February. Number 36. “Approach to Furniture Design.”

1991 Fine Woodworking. August. Number 89. Cover Feature.

1989 Fine Woodworking. October. Number 78. “Walnut Chest.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ron Layport spent 40 years in the advertising business, receiving numerous national and international awards for his work in design, writing and film production. In 2008, he was inducted into the Advertising Federation Hall of Fame.

Throughout the 1980s he designed and built one-of-a-kind furniture. His work was featured in Fine Woodworking, and various other woodworking publications. Introduced to studio woodturning in 1992 by David Ellsworth, Ron was turning professionally by the year 2000. His work can be found in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

The instinct to make objects that address the connection of humankind to Earth, and to the creatures with whom we share this planet, is as timely today as it is timeless. Animal effigy figures have inspired utilitarian vessels and ceremonial objects since the earliest forms of human expression. I’m simply bringing my own voice to this ongoing dialog.

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