Rick Hintze

Wisconsin
Potter
​Active since 1977

I make functional pots, coiled vessels and some sculptural pieces. Currently, with the pots, I am interested in a couple of directions; one that tries to exploit the movement of the wheel and the character of the clay, hoping to enhance these qualities with slip and glaze, and another that requires smooth surfaces for incised lines stained with iron and coated with slip.
For the last 8 years I have also been making some medium sized, coiled vessels that are inspired largely by African pottery and to a lesser extent Neolithic Chinese pots. Most of these are stained with iron oxide and coated with a clay and wood ash slip.

Rick Hintze was born in 1944 in Peoria, Illinois. He received a B.A. in Art from Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, an M.A. in Art History from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. After teaching ceramics and sculpture at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during the 1990’s, he moved to Wisconsin to establish his studio in Johnson Creek and opened his gallery in the fall of 2002. Over the years he has received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, an Iowa Arts Council Artist Project Grant, and an Award of Excellence from the American Craft Council. His work is in the collections of the Racine Art Museum, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Southeastern Louisiana University, Ripon College, Kirkwood Community College, and various regional and national private collections.

Rick Hintze
Johnson Creek Clay Studio, 140 ½ N. Watertown St., P.O. Box 454, Johnson Creek, WI 53038

PRESENT STATUS
2001- present: Studio potter and owner of Johnson Creek Clay Studio LLC, Johnson Creek, WI

EDUCATION
1989: UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, Notre Dame, IN, M.F.A. in Ceramics
1971: UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, Iowa City, IA, M.A. in Art History
1966: KNOX COLLEGE, Galesburg, IL, B.A. in Art

TEACHING
2000-01: Associate Professor of Art, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
1999-00: Professional Development Leave of Absence. During spring semester taught art history as academic staff, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
1998-99: Associate Professor of Art, Kirkwood Community College
1993-98: Assistant Professor of Art, Kirkwood Community College
1991-93: Instructor of Art, Kirkwood Community College
1986-89: Teaching Assistant in Ceramics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
1979-86: Lecturer in Art, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
1977-82: Lecturer in Art, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
1971-73: Assistant Professor of Art, Dickinson State University, Dickinson,, ND

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
1998: Faculty Development Grant, Kirkwood Community College
1993: Artist’s Project Grant, Iowa Arts Council
1990: Visual Artist’s Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

EXHIBITION AWARDS
2013: Best in Show, River to River, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA
2007: Award of Excellence, American Craft Council, The American Craft Show, St. Paul, MN
1996: Merit Award, Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art
1996: Sculpture Award, Galex 30, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL. Rudi Autio, Juror
1989: Best of Show, Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA. Daniel Rhodes, Juror

COLLECTIONS
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Ripon College, Ripon, WI
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, LA
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Dennis and Colleen Bindley Collection, Middleton, WI
Private Collections

EXHIBITIONS

2018: Gray Scale, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI
Yunomi 2018, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA

2017: Allan Servoss & Rick Hintze: New Work, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI
It Takes All Kinds, Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Building the Future, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI
Teabowl, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI
Thirty Artists for Thirty Years, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI
13th Annual Ceramics Invitational, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Paoli, WI

2016: Working Pots, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI
Living with Pots: Ceramics from the Eric Dean and Todd Thelen Collection,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Yunomi 2016, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2015: Living with Pots: Ceramics from the Eric Dean and Todd Thelen Collection,
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

2014: Mud: Handmade in the Midwest, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Elevated Clay: From Wheel to Wall, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
Rick Hintze: New Work, The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

2013: River to River, CSPS Hall, Cedar Rapids, IA, Best in Show

2012: 42nd Annual Ceramics Exhibition: Utility in Contemporary Ceramics, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Contemporary Landscape, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
9th Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Artisan Gallery

2011: 8th Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
Cup Show Invitational, Clay on Steele, Algoma, WI
Small Works, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
8th Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2010: Tea and Coffee, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI.
7th Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2009: 6th Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2008: All Fired Up: Contemporary Wisconsin Ceramics, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
Rick Hintze: Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

2006: 36th Annual Ceramics Exhibition, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
From There to Here, Caestecker Gallery, Ripon College, Ripon, WI
Contemporary American Ceramics in Hokkaido, Enzogama, Biei, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido, Japan
Grounded, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

2005: Rick Hintze: Potter and Clay Sculptor, Caestecker Gallery, Ripon College, Ripon, WI
2nd Annual Ceramics Invitational, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
Behold! The Mug, Sivertson Gallery, Duluth, MN

2004: Cambridge Area Clay Guild Invitational, Art Beat Gallery, Madison, WI

2003: From Inside the Clay Studio, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO
Member’s Show, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

2002: Improvisation: Faculty and Invited Artists Art Exhibit, Ameen Gallery, Talbot Hall, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
Elements, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI & Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Rick Hintze: Recent Work, Centennial Union Gallery, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2001: Rick Hintze: Functional Pottery and Clay Sculpture, Iowa Hall Gallery, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2001: Rick Hintze: Ceramics, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, Waukesha, WI
2001: Cedar Rapids Area College Art Faculty Exhibition, Armstrong Gallery, Cornell College,
Mt. Vernon, IA

2000: Studio Traditions in Transition: Iowa Ceramists, Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1999: Rare Earth, Contemporary Expressions in Clay, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Kirkwood Community College Faculty Show, Ballantyne Auditorium Gallery, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

1998: Surface: New Form/New Function, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1998: Poetry, Artists and the Teapot, Iowa Artisan’s Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Area College Faculty Show, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Mississippi Valley Potters, Upper Gallery, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

l997: NCECA 1997 Clay National, University of Nevada Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

l996: Crafts National 30, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Midwestern Sculpture Exhibition, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
MERIT AWARD, Beej Nieringarten-Smith, Juror
Art Show 8, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA, THIRD PLACE, Stephen S. Prokopoff, Juror
Galex 30, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL, SCULPTURE AWARD, Rudy Autio, Juror

l995: Super Bowls, Arizona State University Art Museum, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
Two Person Exhibition, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
53rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
Clay, Fiber, Paper, Wood, Metal, Glass, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
Potters for Peace Exhibition, Augsburg College Alumni Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

l994: Ceramics Invitational, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI
Notre Dame on the Bayou, Nichols State University, Thibodaux, LA

l993: Year of the American Craft Clay and Fiber Exhibit, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames,IA
1st Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA.
Year of the American Craft Clay Invitational, Iowa Artisan’s Gallery, Iowa City, IA

l992: Solo Exhibition, Ballantyne Auditorium Gallery, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Solo Exhibition, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

l991: Wichita National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
2nd Biennial Ceramics Invitational, McAuley Gallery, Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA

l990: National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Juried Members Exhibition, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH

1990: From Here to There:Vehicles for New Forms/New Function, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

l989: Great Lakes Show, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Feats of Clay, National Juried Exhibition, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA; Best of Show, Daniel Rhodes, Juror
Wyoming Clay Show, National Juried Exhibition, Casper, WY
M.F.A. Thesis Show, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Student Art Show, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, First Place
l988: Chicago Vicinity Clay VII, Chicago Center for Ceramic Art, Chicago, IL

l987: Two Person Exhibition, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI
l985: Fiber and Clay Invitational, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
State of the Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

l984: Patterns, Multiples, Narratives, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

l983: Ceramics Invitational, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

l982: Survey of Illinois Clay, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL

SELECTED ART SHOWS
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO
Washington Craft Show, Washington D. C.
St. Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
American Craft Show, St. Paul, MN

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