Geoffrey Wheeler

Full Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Art & Art History Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 103D Applied Arts
Phone: 715-232-1236

Brief Biography

Residencies, 2007 Visiting Artist, Tainan University of Art, (3 months) Tainan Taiwan Two month residency, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary 2004 Invited Artist in Residence, Watershed Ceramics Arts, Deerfield ME 2000 Summer Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT Juried and Invitational Exhibitions: My work has been included in over 75 nationally juried and invitational exhibitions in the past ten years. Including exhibitions in NB, CA, MT, MN, MO, NM, KY, AZ, MA, MD, Fl, IN, PA, NC, OH, CO, TN, OR, IA, NY, IL. And two international invitational exhibits, in Korea and Taiwan.

Professional Interests: Selected Additional Publications: Po-Ching Fang (ed.), “Crafting Ceramics Arts”, Huang Kuang-Nan, Ministry of Education Taiwan 2008, p. 6, p.10-13 Paul Mathieu, Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics, Rutgers University Press, 2003, John Britt, 500 Bowls, Lark Books, Asheville, NC, 2003 Kevin Hulch, The Art of the Contemporary American Potter, Kraus Publishers, 2001 Jonathon Fairbanks, Angela Fina, Christopher Gustin, The Contemporary Potter, Quarry Books, Rockport Publishers, 2000, (image on front cover) Holly Hannesien, “Geoffrey Wheeler’s Exuberant Pots”, Ceramics; Art and Perspective, V.41, September 2000, Sydney Australia, p.16-17 Works in Public and Corporate Collections: Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei County, Taiwan The Fredrick R. Weismann Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN University of Arkansas Ceramics Collection, Little Rock, AK The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramics Arts, Helena, MT Skutt Ceramic Products, Portland, OR (purchase award, NCECA National 2001) National Council for Education in the Ceramics Arts


    • MFA
      University of Minnesota
      Minneapolis, MN, 1998
    • BFA
      Kansas City Art Institute
      Kansas City, KS, 1977

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Full Professor
        2011 -
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Associate Professor
        2005 - 2011
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor
        2001 - 2005
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        1999 - 2001

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Wheeler, G. (2009). Anatomy of the Vessel 101. , 37(1), 57-59.
    • Wheeler, G. (2003). The Kiln Gods are Dead. , 32(2).
    • Wheeler, G. (2001). Transitions and Transformations: From Reduction to Woodfiring to Cone 6 Electric. , 43-45.
    • Wheeler, G. (1998). Confessions of a Closet Beautician. , 83-84.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

    Art - Exhibition, One-Person

    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Earthly Delights. Lill Street Gallery. Chicago, Illinois ,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Strange Fruit. Furlong Gallery. Menomonie, Wisconsin,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Luscious. Fugui Ceramics Gallery. Taipei, Taiwan,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Geoffrey Wheeler Porcelain. Xen Gallery. St. Louis, Missouri,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Geoffrey Wheeler Porcelain. Terra Incognito Studios. Oak Park, Illinois,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Geoffrey Wheeler: Work in Porcelain. Clay Art Center. Port Chester, New York,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Geoffrey Wheeler: Vessels. Gallery Materia. Scottsdale, Arizona,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Recent Work in Porcelain. Akar Design. Iowa City, Iowa,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Recent Work: Juried Solo Exhibition. The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ,
    • Wheeler, G. (Present) Work in Porcelain. Fifth Element Gallery. Portland, Oregon,



    • Wheeler, G. (2008). . Tsung-Yeh International Ceramics Festival, Tainan, Taiwan.


    • Wheeler, G. (2006). . Color Form, Santa Fe , NM.
    • Wheeler, G. (2006). . Color Form, Idyllwild, CA.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • Wheeler, G. Faculty Development Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout .
    • Wheeler, G. Faculty Development Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout .

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships


    • Dahlgren Research Professorship, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2009)
    • Tenure, Department of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2006)
    • NCECA, Cup of Merit Award, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (2002)
    • NCECA 2001 Emerging Artist, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (2001)



      UW Stout

      • Member, CAHSS Governance Committee (2013 - 2014)
      • Chairperson, CAHSS Promotion Committee for Full Professor (2013 - 2014)
      • Member, School of Art and Design Governance Committee (2013 - 2014)
      • Chairperson, Search Committee for Art Metals and Foundations (2013 - 2014)
      • Budget Coordinator and Health and Safety Officer, Ceramics Area (2008 - 2014)
      • Co-Faculty Advisor, Prometheus, student Arts and Letters Publication and Exhibition (2002 - 2014)
      • Faculty Advisor, Stout Ceramics Guild (1999 - 2014)
      • Member, CAHSS Promotion Committee (2012 - 2013)
      • Department of Art and Design Personnel Committee (2012 - 2013)
      • Member Design Specialist , Search Committee (2012 - 2013)
      • Director, Furlong Gallery (2005 - 2011)
      • Chairperson, Department of Art and Design Personnel Committee (2008)
      • Member, University Positive Action Committee (2003 - 2006)
      • Faculty Senate Representative, Department of Art and Design (2002 - 2005)


    • Juror, Annual NCECA Student Exhibition (2009)
    • Curator/Organizer/Moderator, NCECA Conference (2005)
    • Member of Organizing Committee, Wisconsin Art Education Conference (2005)


    • Volunteer, Menomonie Empty Bowls Project (2006 - 2014)