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artist , educator

Christopher Parks Staley, American Artist, educator. Recipient Kansas Governor's Arts award, 1989, purchase award Wichita National 89, 1989; grantee National Endowment for Arts, 1986, 88. Board of directors National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, 1988. Member College Art Association American.


Staley, Christopher Parks was born in 1954 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wittenberg University, 1977. Postgraduate, Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute, 1978. Master of Fine Arts, Alfred University, 1980.


Member summer school faculty RSID, 1982, 84, 85, ceramic technician, 1980-1982, member adjunct faculty, 1982-1985. Football coach Moses Brown School, Providence, 1982. Member summer school faculty Alfred (New York ) University, 1983.

Assistant professor, head area Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1985-1989. Artist-in-residence Archie Bray Foundation, Montana, 1989-1990. Assistant professor art Pennsylvania State University, University Park, since 1990.

Artist-in-residence Artpark, Lewiston, New York, 1986. Lecturer, conductor numerous workships in field. Visiting professor Oregon School Arts and Crafts, Portland, 1990.

Also others; visiting artist Art Institute Chicago, 1988, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1988, Rhode Island School of Design, 1988, Cranbrook Academy Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1992, Bezalel Academy Arts and Design, Jerusalem, 1989, numerous others. Lecturer Sydney (Australia College Art, 1987, Honolulu Academy Arts, 1992, others. Instructor Vermont Craft Center, Middlebury, 1990, numerous others.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, 1985, 86, 88, 91, 93, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, 1991, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1993. Exhibited in numerous group shows, 1978, including Everson Museum Art, Syracuse, New York, 1987, San Angelo (Texas) Museum Fine Arts, 1988, American Craft Museum, New York City, 1991, San Diego Museum Art, 1993. Represented in permanent collections Victoria and Albert Museum, England, Wichita Art Museum, Johnson County Community College, Kansas, Utah State University, Arizona State University, also others.


Board of directors National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts, 1988. Member College Art Association American.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, films, backpacking, running, squash.