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Tom Csaszar

An artist, writer, and lecturer based in Philadelphia, Tom Csaszar has shown his works widely as well as written numerous pieces over the last twenty-two years for The Journal of Art, Artnews, Art in America, American Crafts, The New Art Examiner, and Sculpture. A Contributing Editor of The New Art Examiner from 1993 - 2001, he is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, the College Art Association, and a contributor to Sculpture and other publications. He has been on the graduate faculty of the University of the Arts and is currently on the graduate faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
 

Recent Work


 

Professional Chronology

 

 

 

1950                         Born, Chicago, IL
1969-74                   University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. BA and Post-Graduate work in Fine Arts and English
1975- present        Exhibited paintings regionally in the Northeast at various galleries

1989- present        Freelance writing for various art publications including
                                  The Journal of Art, Artnews, Art in America, American Craft, Art Papers, Philadelphia City Paper, and Eyelevel

1993- 2001             Contributing Editor of The New Art Examiner
1993- present        Frequent contributor to Sculpture
1996- 99                  Produced and coordinated centenary performances of Stéphane
                                  Mallarmé's "Un Coup de dés" at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, The Ethical Society, Philadelphia, PA, and The                                   Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Csaszar's translation of this poem appears in Manifesto: a century                                   of isms, edited by Mary Ann Caws, Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2001
1996- 2000             Lectured at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA; International Sculpture Symposium, Chicago, IL; Beaver College,                                   Glenside, PA; and St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA
1997-present         Member of the International Assn. of Art Critics
2000 - 2011            Master Lecturer in Graduate Program of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia
2001                         Co-curated "Future Imperfect" at Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
2002 - present       Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate Program of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
2004                         Presented paper on "Intentions and Translations in Visual Works" at the 1st International Visual Studies                                   Conference, Madrid
2005                         Presented paper on "The Task of the Critic in the Digital Age" at the College Art Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta
2005                         Presented paper and discussion on "Criticism: Overlapping Dialogues" at the International Turning Conference,                                   Ursinus College, Pennsylvania
2007                         Interview with Do Ho Suh published in Conversations on Sculpture, edited by Glenn Harper, Seattle, WA: University of                                   Washington Press
 
 

Selected Exhibitions

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  The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Gallery 1301, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Gallery 1301, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2001 Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA.
American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA.
Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY.
Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
Art in City Hall, Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA.
Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
Twentieth Century Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA.
Forty-Eighth Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Brown Street Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
 

Selected Writings Available on the Internet

 

"Lynda Benglis: Material Personae" Sculpture, December, 2008"
http://www.locksgallery.com/press_pdf/2008-12SculptMag.pdf

"Social Structures and Shared Autobiographies: A Conversation with Do-Ho Suh" Sculpture, December, 2005

http://www.lehmannmaupin.com/artists/do-ho-suh/press/334

"Material Devices: The Drawings and Sculpture of John Atkin" catalogue for Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, UK April 2003
http://www.johnatkin.net/archive/Navigator%20Publication.pdf

"A Quickening of What is Now" for "Future Imperfect", Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, February 2001
http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/artgallery/FI/Csaszar.html

"Philadelphia Story" Artnet.com Magazine, March 2000
http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/reviews/csaszar/csaszar3-1-00.asp

"Winifred Lutz: Perception's Nature" Sculpture, March, 1998
http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag98/lutz/sm-lutz.shtml

 

website for visual works and writings

http://www.tomcsaszar.com
selected published writings

"The Paintings of Scott Noel, Local Habitations and a Name" catalogue for Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvanis, March 2012
"Seeing and Reading: Recent Works of Gerard Brown" catalogue for Finlandia University, Hancock, Michigan, Fall 2009
"Global Warming at the Icebox" Sculpture, September 2009
"Lynda Benglis: Material Personae" Sculpture, December, 2008
"Clay@Penn: Reading the Divergence of Ceramic Works" catalogue for the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fall 2007
"Martha Posner" Sculpture, July/August, 2007
"Swarm" American Craft, August/September, 2006
"Mathew Ritchie" Sculpture, January/February, 2006
"Social Structures and Shared Autobiographies: A Conversation with Do-Ho Suh" Sculpture, December, 2005
"Ron and Patti Fleming" American Craft, August/September, 2005
"Recent British Sculpture" Sculpture, January/February, 2005
"Fritz Dietel" Sculpture, September, 2004
"Michelle Oosterbahn" Art Papers, September-October 2004
"FIAC, Paris" Sculpture, May, 2003
"Material Devices: The Drawings and Sculpture of John Atkin" catalogue for Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, UK April 2003
"Mediated Pleasures: Alex Kanevsky" catalogue for J. Cacciola Gallery
New York, NY, March 2003
"Barnett Newman" Sculpture, November, 2002
"John Atkin" Sculpture, September, 2002
"Mona Hatoum" Sculpture, July/August, 2001
"Italo Scanga" Sculpture, June, 2001
"Robert Taplin" Sculpture, March, 2001
"Desire and Excess by Jonah Siegel" New Art Examiner, February, 2001
"George Segal" Sculpture, January/February, 2001
"David Ireland" Art Papers, September-October 2000
"Charles Burwell" Art Papers, March 2000
"Philadelphia Story" Artnet.com Magazine, March 2000
"Ross Bleckner, Kevin Strickland" Phila. City Paper, March 2, 2000
"Sadashi Inuzuka" Sculpture, March, 2000
"Neysa Grassi" New Art Examiner, March, 2000
"On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry" New Art Examiner, March, 2000
"Ron Klein" Sculpture, November, 1999
"James Croak by Thomas McEvilley" Sculpture, October, 1999
"Books on Duchamp" New Art Examiner, July/August, 1999
"A Humument by Tom Phillips" New Art Examiner, November, 1998
"The Crisis of Criticism by Maurice Berger" New Art Examiner, November, 1998
"Richard H. Reinhardt: Full Circle" American Craft, October, 1998
"Self-Taught Artists" New Art Examiner, September, 1998
"Winifred Lutz: Perception's Nature" Sculpture, March, 1998
"The Language of 20th Cent. Art by Paul Crowther" New Art Examiner, Dec. 1997
"Jeanne Jaffe" Sculpture, September, 1997
"Bill Walton" Sculpture, March, 1997
"Double Exposures by Mieke Bal" New Art Examiner, March, 1997
"Plains Indian Drawings" New Art Examiner, February, 1997
"Studio View: Richard Upton" New Art Examiner, February, 1997
"Martha Jackson Jarvis" Eyelevel, Fall/Winter 1996
"Isaac Witkin" Sculpture, September, 1996
"Kant After Duchamp by Thierry de Duve" New Art Examiner, September, 1996
"Shadows and Enlightenment by Michael Baxandall" New Art Examiner, Summer, 1996



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