Raul Acero

Professor, Art

Degrees: Master of Fine Arts: Ceramics, Ohio University 1975; B.A. Fine Art, S.U.N.Y at Fredonia 1972

Office: Art, Ann Peppers Hall

Office Hours: contact dept. administrative assistant ext. 8508

Phone: 909/748-8504



Areas of Expertise

Sculpture and Ceramic Art

Professional Background

Raúl’s artwork is in a number of public and private collections, including the Instituto de Cultura San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Luis Ferrer Foundation the Asheville Art Museum and the Coron Collection. He is a recipient of the Studio Museum in Harlem Artist in Residence award, a New York State Council on the Arts Artist Award and an Asheville Arts Alliance Award.

His work has been shown nationally and internationally most recently at the Museo de Arte in Ponce, Puerto Rico and the Martinez Gallery in Troy, New York and the Limner Gallery in Hudson, New York. He is represented by the A. Cueto Gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is presently updating his book “Making Ceramic Sculpture,” Lark Press 2000, and working on a book about the Native American Artist Steve Willis.

Courses Taught at Redlands

3D Design, Drawing, Sculpture (Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced) Ceramics (Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced), Bronze Casting, Welding and Stone Carving classes.

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Chair, Associate professor of Art The Sage Colleges, Albany, New York
  • Chair, Associate professor of Art Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
  • Instructor, Clay Metal Fibers Department Parsons School of Design, New York City
  • Assistant Professor of Art Universidad inter-Americana, San Germán, Puerto Rico

Professional Experience

  • Independent Studio Artist, Owner Studio 212 Brooklyn, New York
  • Foundryman The New Ohio Bronze Foundry Athens, Ohio

Major Awards and Honors

  • Vision Award Grant: The Sage Colleges
  • Leadership Award: The Sage Colleges
  • Visiting Artist: The Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland College Institute of Art
  • Jean Ritchie Fellowship: Appalachian College Association
  • Artists Grant: Asheville Arts Alliance
  • Cultural Specialist Award; Artist in Residence: National School of Fine Arts Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Artist in Residence: Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Artist Fellowship Award: N.Y.S. Council on the Arts
  • Artist in Residence: Greenwich House Pottery, New York City

Publications, Presentations and Panels

  • Opalka Gallery: Albany, New York--Artist Talk
  • Asheville Art Museum: Asheville, NC-- Artist Talk
  • Herbert Ryman Living Masters Program: Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Casa Candina: San Juan Puerto Rico--Workshop and Presentation
  • Roslyn Museum of Fine Art: Roslyn, New York--Artist Presentation
  • Making Ceramic Sculpture, Lark Press 2000
  • Ceramics: Art and Perception “A Time Remembered” The Art of Agustín de Andino

Professional Affiliations

  • International Sculpture Center
  • College Art Association

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