The work I produce is a conscious amalgam of a number of interests I have and an attempt to reconcile these collective interests in a contemporary way. It is also an attempt on my part to produce work that is easy to use and live with and, yet, will provide visual stimulation, aesthetic pleasure and encourage a conceptual linking to life’s past.
— Reid Schoonover, Artist's Statement

Bio

Education:

  • M. F. A. – University of Montana
  • B. A. E. – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Current:

  • Potter / Sculptor / Mixed Media Artist

Studied With:

  • Rudy Autio
  • Paul Donhauser
  • Paul Soldner

Exhibition Record:

  • Durango Art Center / Durango, CO
  • Fairfield Art Center / Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Glassworks Studio Gallery / Louisville, KY
  • Holter Museum / Helena, MT
  • John Michael Kohler Art Center / Sheboygan, WI
  • Judson College / Elgin, IL
  • Main Street Gallery / Annapolis, MD
  • Market House Craft Center / Lancaster, PA
  • McHenry County College / Crystal Lake, IL
  • Neville Public Museum / Green Bay, WI
  • Oshkosh Public Museum / Oshkosh, WI
  • Peninsula School of Art / Fish Creek, WI
  • St. Norberts College / DePere, WI
  • Smithsonian Institution / Washington, D. C.
  • Tavner Gallery / Helena, MT
  • The Art Spirit Gallery / Coeur d/Alene, ID
  • University of Montana / Missoula, MT
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh / Oshkosh, WI
  • Windover Art Center / Fond du Lac, WI
  • Wisconsin Arts Board Gallery / Madison, WI
  • Wisconsin Visual Artists / Neville Public Museum / Green Bay, WI (Award Winner)
  • Wisconsin Biennial / Rahr West Art Museum / Manitowoc, WI (One of 80 selected exhibitors from 600 entries)
  • New Works Show / Island Gallery / Seattle, WA
  • 100 Cups Show / Seattle, WA
  • Coast-to-Coast Five Wood-fire Potters / Seattle, WA
  • National Small Works Show / Art Spirit Gallery / Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Northernwood II / Frank Sadler Gallery / Milwaukee, WI
  • Yunomi Invitational / Raymond Avenue Gallery / St. Paul, MN
  • Reid Schoonover & Friend / The Ceramic Center / Cedar Rapids, IA