James Shrosbree

James Shrosbree


MFA Ceramics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

BFA Painting and Drawing, Boise State University, Boise, ID


2016Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI

2011Drake University, Des Moines, IA (2 person)

2009Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

2008Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI

2007Iowa Contemporary, Fairfield, IA

2005Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

2004Des Moines Art Center, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/Distance, Des Moines, IA

2004Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta. Canada

2003I Space, Chicago, IL

2002Revolution, Detroit, MI

2000Revolution, New York, NY

1997Revolution, Detroit, MI

1996Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL

1995Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

1995Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1994Revolution, Detroit, MI

1991William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA

1989Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA


2017Yellow Door Gallery, Finding Distance: Jim Shrosbree & Gyan Shrosbree, Des Moines, IA

2015Boston Center for the Arts, 24th Drawing Show: Feelers, Boston, MA

2015En Em Art Space, Off the Grid, Sacramento, CA

2015Eli and Edyth Broad Museum, Conversations Around the Table: An American Experience, East Lansing, MI

2014St. Ambrose University, FIZZ, Laurel Farrin/Jim Shrosbree, Davenport, IA

2012Paul Kotula Projects, Giving Time to Time, Detroit, MI

2012U Mass, Dartmouth, Watershed Legends, Dartmouth, MA

2012Maharishi University, Gyan and Jim Shrosbree, Fairfield, IA

2012Sioux City Art Center, Legends Exhibition II, Sioux City, IA

2011Meulensteen, Mind Over Matter, New York, NY

2010Paul Kotula Projects, Edge,: Heather Mac Gill, Richard Rezac, Jim Shrosbree, Detroit, MI

2008Paul Kotula Projects, Aqua Art ( Art Miami), Miami, FL

2007Scripps National Ceramics Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont CA

2007Paul Kotula Projects, Hump, Detroit, MI

2006Sensibility, Ash Street Project Space, Portland, OR

2005Revolution, Bevy, Detroit, MI

2004Revolution, "10" a ten year anniversary exhibition, Detroit, MI

2002Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Five Fresh Voices, New York, NY

2002Revolution, Pas De Deux, Detroit, MI

2002Byron Cohen Gallery, Fired Up, Kansas City, MO

2002Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

2001Plattsburgh State University of New York, Ceramics: Cultural Connections, Plattsburgh, NY

2001Revolution, Ha Ha!!, Detroit, MI

2001Jan Weiner Gallery, Clay, Kansas City, MO

2000Mint Museum of Art, Alan Chasanoff Collection Exhibition, Charlotte, NC

2000Ron Judish Fine Arts, Jim Shrosbree / Ken Kelly, Denver, Co

2000Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA

1998Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist Exhibition, Des Moines, IA

1997California College of Arts and Crafts, Oliver Art Center, Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oakland, CA

1997Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist's Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)

1997Revolution, Current/Occurrence, Detroit, MI

1995Revolution, Nature, Detroit, MI

1994Arkansas Art Center, Working in Other Dimensions: Drawings and Objects II, Little Rock, AK

1994Des Moines Art Center

1994Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI

1994Aukland Museum of Art, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, NZ

1993William Traver Gallery, Clay 1993: A National Survey, Seattle, WA

1993Newark Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Newark, NJ

1993Everson Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Syracuse, NY

1993Des Moines Art Center, 1993 Iowa Artist's Exhibition, Des Moines, IA

1993Revolution, Detroit, MI

1993San Diego Museum of Art, NCECA Clay National (Traveling 93/94)

1993Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

1992Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist's Exhibition, Des Moines, IA

1992Aukland Museum, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, New Zealand

1992U. of N. Iowa Museum, Field Effects: 11 Artists from Fairfield, Cedar Falls

1991Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist's Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)

1990Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist's Exhibition, Des Moines, IA

1989Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA

1986Pro Art, St. Louis, MO

1986Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1985Martin Schweig Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1985Pro Art, Figuratively Speaking, St. Louis, MO

1984Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984Boston Museum School, Boston, MA, NCECA National Exhibition

1984Traver-Sutton Gallery, Clay: A National Survey, Seattle, WA


2017Two Coats of Paint, Residency, Brooklyn, NY

2017Wege Faculty Research Grant, Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA

2016Mac Dowell Art Colony, Residency Scholarship, Peterborough, NH

2015Yaddo Art Colony, Residency Scholarship, Saratogo Springs, NY

2014University of Iowa, Museum of Art, awarded sculpture commission, Main Library Commons, Iowa City, IA

2012Yaddo Art Colony residency scholarship, Saratoga Springs, NY

2000Iowa Arts Council, Artists' Developmental Grant

2000Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, MN (residency fellowship)

1993NEA/Arts Midwest, Visual Artist Fellowship Award

1988Iowa Arts Council Creative Artist Grant

1975NEA / Idaho Commission on the Arts, Artist's Grant


2011Immaterial/Material, Drake University, essay by Lenore Metrick-Chen

2009David Lynch Foundation TV, Jim Shrosbree: Sculptor

2007Iowa Public Television, Master's Series

200763rd Scripps College Ceramic AnnualParafunctionality, essay by Tony Hepburn

2007JIM SHROSBREE, Zero / Distance, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia , MO (Catalog), essay by Lenore Metrick-Chen

2004JIM SHROSBREE, Zero / Distance, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (Brochure) essay by Jeff Fleming

2000Color and Fire: DEFINING MOMENTS IN CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS, 1950-2000, by Jo Lauria, (Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.)

2000Glimpse of the Invisible, James Shrosbree, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, (catalog statement/photo)

1996"Ceramics, Art and Perception," A Means to Realise Matter, The Work of James Shrosbree, Issue #25

1995College Art Association, Abstracts, The Unseen Nature of Art, Jim Shrosbree, 83rd Annual Conference


2008"Detroit Metro Times", Spirit Away, An artistic exploration of the fourth dimension, by Lynn Crawford, Feb 06

2003"Chicago Tribune," Jim Shrosbree's spellbinding sculptural work, Alan G, Artner, Nov 21 2003

2003"Chicago Reader," Interpretive Dances, Fred Camper

2002"Detroit Free Press," A new look at an old world, Keri Guten Cohen, Sunday, May 5

2000"Kansas City Star," The Power of Clay, by Kate Hackman, Sunday, December, 17th

1998"World Sculpture News," James Shrosbree at Revolution, by Thomas Wojtas, Summer Issue

1997"Consciousness and Community," catalog essay by Lesley Wright and Mark Petrick,

1997"Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object," Catalog Essay, Elaine Levin

1996"Ceramics Monthly," James Shrosbree, Tony Merino, January

1995"American Ceramics," Exhibitions - James Shrosbree, Dennis Nawrocki, 12/1

1994"Arkansas Art Center," Working in Other Dimensions : Drawings and Objects II, catalog, Alan DuBois

1994"Detroit Free Press," Ceramic Sculptor Goes for the Heart, Marsha Myro, Sept. 23

1993"American Craft," Pacific Connections: NCECA in San Diego, Tony Hepburn, June/July

1993"Art Papers," 1993NCECA Exhibition, Tony Merino, July/Aug

1992"Iowa Artist's 1992." catalog, Des Moines Art Center, Quiet Moments in the Competitive World of 1992, Holiday T. Day

1989 "American Ceramics" Exhibitions - Jim Shrosbree, V. Gartley, v.7/2


2015National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA, Jim Melchert: INCUBATOR OF THOUGHT, ISB GALLERY, RISD, Providence, RI, Discussant.

2000Des Moines Art Center, Art in the 21st Century, panel presentation, Des Moines, IA

2000National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), A Glimpse of the Invisible, panel discussion, Denver, CO

1994College Art Association, The Unseen Nature of Art, Presentation on panel Denying the Narrative: Finding New Meaning in Art, San Antonio, TX

1987Maharishi International University, Educating Artists in Iowa, speakers from; Univ. of Iowa, Iowa State Univ., University of Northern Iowa, Maharishi International University (panelist)

1984NCECA, Boston Univ., Self-Sufficiency in the Learning Process.

198420 American Clay Artists: 1984, audio-visual presentation by G. Kleinsmith, Pompidou Center (Paris), Municipal Cultural Center; Acropolis Ceramics (Athens), Heraklton Cultural Center (Crete), Topkapi Palace (Istanbul)


2016Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2015Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

2015Skidmore College, Saratoga Spring, NY

2014Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2014St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

2012Drake University, Des Moines, IA

2011Drake University, Des Moines, IA

2009Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

2009Drake University, Des Moines, IA

2006Kansas University, Lawrence, KS

2006University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2004Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2002Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

2002University of California, Davis, Davis, CA

2001Penn State University, State College, PA

1999New York University, New York, NY

1999University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

1997Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1996University of Missouri, Columbia

1996Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

1995University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1995University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1994University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

1994Winona State University, Winona, MN

1994University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1993 Des Moines Print Club, Des Moines Art Center, IA (talk)

1992 Des Moines Art Center, IA, Iowa Artist's Series (talk)

1986 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis


Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia , MO

Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK

Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID