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Tony Marsh earned his BFA in Ceramic Art at California State University Long Beach in 1978. After graduating he spent 3 years in Mashiko, Japan at the workshop of Master Mingei potter Tatsuzo Shimaoka. Marsh completed his MFA at Alfred University in 1988.  He teaches in the Ceramic Arts Program at California State University Long Beach where was the Program Chair for 25 years.  Tony was the first Director of the Center for Contemporary Ceramics at CSULB. Marsh has taught, lectured and exhibited extensively throughout the US, Asia and Europe. Tony was recognized as a 2018 United States Artist Fellow.

You will find his ceramic art in many private and permanent Institutional collections around the world, included among them the: SFMOMA, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Museum of Art & Design, NY, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Everson Museum, Syracuse, the Oakland Museum of Art, Gardiner Museum of Art, Toronto, Museum of Fine Arts Houston among them.


1988 Master of Fine Art, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
1981–1978 Apprenticeship with Tatsuzō Shimaoka, Shimaoka Pottery, Mashiko, Japan
1978 Bachelor of Fine Arts, California State University, Long Beach, CA

2022   Brilliant Earth – The Ceramic Sculpture of Tony Marsh 50 Year Survey
           Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
2021   New Work / Tony Marsh Project Room, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin TX
           Thomas Fougeirol and Tony Marsh (two-person exhibition), albertz benda, New York, NY
2020   Sarah Amos | Tony Marsh (two-person exhibition), Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019   Like Water Uphill, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
          True North, Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY
          Cauldrons & Crucibles: In search of the sublime, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
2018  Peter’s Projects, Santa Fe, NM
          Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
          Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2015  Pierre Marie Giraud Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2014  Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
          Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012  Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium
          Hedge Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009  Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008  Galerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium
2007  Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006  Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
2004  Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002  Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
2001  Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000  Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1998  Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997  Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1996  Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1995  Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1993  Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 United States Artists Fellow
2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju-si, South Korea
2013 Archie Bray Foundation, Invited Voulkos Fellow Resident
         A.I.D.A Isreal, Invited Artist Lecture demonstration Annual Conference
2012 Invited International Juror, Korean International Ceramic Biennale, Incheon, South Korea
2010 Invited faculty University of Georgia, UGA Cortona Study Abroad, Cortona, Itlay
2008 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
2005 Artist in Residence, Northern Clay Center Minn, MN
         Invited Curator: Scripps 61st National Ceramics Exhibition, Claremont, CA
         Invited Speaker, 3rd World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, South Korea
2004 Panel participant, Southern California Ceramics, Oakland Museum, CA
2000 Panel Moderator, How Value Is Created, NCECA Conference, Denver, CO
1998 Individual Artist Fellowship, Public Corporation for the Arts, Long Beach, CA
         Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award, California State University, Long Beach
1997 Guest Faculty, Cortona, Italy - via University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1996 Drockman Distinguished Alumni Award, Alfred University, New York, NY
         4th Annual Jinro Ceramics International Artist Workshop, Seoul, South Korea
         Artist and Creativity, Panel Discussion, Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1994 Contemporary American Ceramics, Panel Discussion, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea
1991 Ceramics Now, Invited Juror, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA

Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Art & Design, New York
de Young Museum, San Francisco, Dorthy & George Saxe Collection
Musee d’Arte Moderne, Paris
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
M+ Museum, Hong Kong
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey
Racine Art Museum, Racine WI
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Minneapolis Institute for the Arts
San Jose Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary International Ceramic Art, Inchon, S. Korea
The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Boise Art Museum, Idaho
Oakland Museum of Art
The Archie Bray Collection, Helena, Mo
Laguna Beach Art Museum
Taipei Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
Maher Collection, Scripps College, Claremont
ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Foshan Museum of Contemporary Art, Foshan, China
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Daum Museum, Missouri
Cranbrook Museum of Art
Resnik Collection of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
General Mills Corporation
Monterey Museum of Art
JINRO Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea
Palo Alto Cultural Center
AT&T Headquarters Cerritos, CA

2019 Ollman, Leah. “Review: After a 10-year absence, Tony Marsh is back with a show of riveting, volcanic beauty.” Los Angeles Times. 19 November 
         Alkofer, Bill. “LBMA Downtown: Yes, it’s open.” Long Beach Post. 8 September 
         Berkoff, Nancy. “Long Beach Museum Of Art Opens Downtown Branch.” The Grunion. 31 August
         “Cool Clay at the Crocker.” Village Life, 30 July 2019. [online] Schwendener,
         Martha and Will Heinrich. “At Frieze New York, Islands of Daring.” New York Times, May
2018 Morris, Asia. “CSULB Professor and Ceramicist Tony Marsh Awarded United
         States Artists Fellowship.” Long Beach Post, January 2018. [online]
2009 “Oral history interview with Tony Marsh, 2009 September 10-11.” Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. [online]
2003 Butler, Thomas. “Tony Marsh: Forms and Function.” Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2003.
2002 Lauria, Jo. “Dialogues in Clay: A Conversation Between Tony Marsh and Kurt Weiser.” Ceramics: Art and Perception, no. 50 (December 2002): 8–13.

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