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Phyllis Kudder Sullivan

Senior Professor of Art

B.S., Hofstra UniversityM.F.A., Long Island University


Phyllis Kudder Sullivan has exhibited her interlaced ceramic sculpture in one-person and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. Her work has been accepted into international biennales in the U.S., Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Taiwan, the Republic of South Africa and Australia. She won the Medaille d’Or for Sculpture in the XIV Biennale Internationale de Ceramique d’Art in Vallauris, France, and was awarded an honorable mention in the 4th World Ceramic Biennale in Korea (2007). Sullivan’s installation, “Blue Partita II,” exhibited at The Clay Studio’s Reed Smith Gallery in Philadelphia, received the Trustees’ Award for Scholarly Achievement from Long Island University’s board of trustees. She has been the recipient of artist-in-residence grants in Japan, Turkey and China, as well as in the U.S. Her work has appeared in numerous magazine articles and books, most recently, “500 Ceramic Sculptures,” by Glen Brown (2009), and has been reviewed by The New York Times, where art critic Phyllis Braff praised Sullivan’s “Tool Series,” writing: “These ceramic, wood and metal assemblages evoke other cultures and have the aura of magically expressive objects.” Since 2004, Sullivan has served on the advisory board for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, a not-for-profit, international artist residency program in Maine.




Reviews, Interviews and Citations:

  • “Phyllis Kudder Sullivan: Vorm en contravorm bepalen uitstraling werk,” published in Keramiek “500 Ceramic Sculptures” (2009)
  • “Ceramic Extruding, Inspiration and Technique”
  • “Extruded Ceramics”
  • “Architectural Ceramics”
  • “Pushing the Ceramic Into the Metaphorical Realm,” published in The New York Times (1998)
  • “The Ceramic Design Book: A Gallery of Contemporary Work” (1998)
  • “Handbuilt Ceramics”
  • “Die Biennale der Keramik in Vallauris,” published in Neve Keramik (1994)
  • “The 1993 NCECA Clay National,” published in the NCECA Journal (1993-1994)
  • “NCECA Clay National, 1993,” published in Ceramics – Art and Perception (1993)
  • “New Artists Invoke Traditions and Start in Own Directions,” published in The New York Times, Sunday (1992)
  • “From the Studio,” published in The East Hampton Star (1992)


International juried exhibitions in Australia, Korea, Taiwan, Spain, Republic of South Africa, New Zealand, France, Italy and the U.S.


  • The Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, Calif.
  • James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, Maine
  • Synderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Grossmont College Hyde Gallery, Calif.
  • The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • The Clay Art Center, Portchester, N.Y.
  • Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, N.Y.
  • R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, N.Y.
  • Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, N.Y.
  • Buckham Gallery, Flint, Mich.
  • Art Sites Gallery, Greenport, N.Y.
  • Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, N.Y.
  • Guangdong Ceramic Museum, Shiwan, China
  • Gloria Kennnedy Gallery, DUMBO, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
  • Luckenbach Mill Gallery, Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Conn.
  • Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas
  • San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, Calif.
  • Tempe Arts Center, Tempe, Ariz.
  • Lil Street Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
  • State Museum of Painting and Sculpture, Izmir, Turkey
  • Baltimore Clay Works Gallery, Baltimore, Md.


  • Recipient, Honorable Mention, 4th World Ceramic Biennale
  • Recipient, Honorable Mention, Ceramic Viewpoints National Ceramic Competition, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, Calif.
  • Recipient, Medaille D’Or, XIV Biennale Internationale de Ceramic D’Art, Vallauris, France
  • Recipient, Trustees’ Award for Scholarly Achievement, Long Island University
  • Artist in Residence, Museum of Arts and Design Open Studios Program
  • Recipient, Artist-in-Residence Grant, Artist Enclave at I-Park
  • Recipient, Standard Ceramic Supply Grant for Artist Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramid Arts
  • Recipient, Grant, Guangdong Shiwan Ceramic Museum Artist Residency, Foshan, China
  • Recipient, Grant for Shionoe Artist Residency, Shionoe, Japan


  • Board Member, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts