Glenn Grishkoff



California-based artist Glenn Grishkoff was raised watching his Chinese-born Russian father grind his own ink and paint the glyphs from his childhood.  Grishkoff’s own experience in Asia and Thailand taught him the power of a brushstroke and the spirit of natural materials. Through the creation of sculptural objects and performances using clay, paper, wood, metal, textiles and hair, he references the history of the specific materials he uses. Ultimately, the works reflect human experience and pay homage to the animal spirit instilled in the physical world.





M.F.A.               1992 Ceramics and Sculpture, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

B.F.A.   1990 Ceramics and Sculpture, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

A.A.                  1985 Studio Art with an emphasis in Ceramics, Cypress Community College, Cypress, CA




2010-2012    Visiting Professor: Head of Ceramics, Sculpture, 3D Design, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA

2003-2004     Assistant Professor of Art: Head of Sculpture, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

2000-2003     Assistant Professor of Art: Head of Ceramics, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

1997-2000     Visiting Instructor of Art: Ceramics, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

1993-1997     Assistant Professor of Art: Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

1993               Lecturer: Cypress Community College, Cypress, CA

1992               Lecturer: University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA




2009                -Mud-Pi Ceramics Artist-in Resident and Workshop Presenter, “A Brush with Art”, November 20 to December 6, Key West, FL

                        -Black Hill State University, Visiting Artist Residency, Black Hill, SD

2008                -Chiang Dao Artist Residency, Thailand, April 15th to June15th 

                        -Mud-Pi Guest Resident, Workshop Presenter, March 3rd to March 18th, Key West, FL

2007                -Hope Circle Fine Arts Residency, Workshop presenter, Outskirts Gallery, Hope ID

                        -Marshall University Visiting Artist, Huntington, WV

                        -Westminster College Visiting Artist Residency, New Wilmington, PA

2006                -Guest Resident Artist and Instructor, New Mexico State University, Alamogordo Branch Community College

2005                -Senior National Guest Residency, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland OR

                        -Visiting Guest Artist Fellowship, LH Ceramics Project, Joseph, OR




2009                -“Beyond Brushes and Function”, Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

2008                -“Beyond Brushes and Function”, Jacklin Arts & Culture Center, Post Falls, ID

2007                -“Brushing Away the Dust: Getting Back up on the Horse Again”, Pendleton Center for the Arts,

                        -“Brushing Away the Dust: Getting Back up on the Horse Again”, Birke Art Gallery, Department of Art and Design, Marshall University, January 10-January 31

2005                -“Grishkoff’s Treasures, Recent Mix Media”, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2004                -“The Idea of the Tool as Art”, da Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA

2003                -“Collaboration with Nature: Brushes, Ceramics and Marks”, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID








2011                -“A Brush With Clay: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture and Handmade Brushes”, In conjunction with “Tidal Forces”, 2011 Conference in Tampa sponsored by the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts, featuring new works by Yasuko Nakamura, Simon Boses and Glenn Grishkoff, March 25 to May 8, 2011

                        -“The Soldner Society”, The Heights Waterfront Gallery, in conjunction with “Tidal Forces”, 2011             Conference in Tampa sponsored by the National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts, March 29 to April 2, 2011, Tampa, FL

2010                -“New Faculty Show, Glenn Grishkoff, Julia Salinger and Frances Jetter” The Truro Art Center Art Gallery Castle Hill, June 29 to July 9, Truro, MA

2009                -“The 100th Show Celebration: 10 Artists”, The Art Spirit Gallery, April 14 to March 14, Coeur d’Alene, ID

                        -“2009 Summer Visiting Artists Faculty Invitational”, Sierra Nevada College, Prim Gallery, June 1 to July 31, Incline Village, NV

2008                -“Mud-Pi International Workshop Exhibition: Key West, Kyoto and Beyond”, Art@830 Gallery, in conjunction with Mud-pi Florida Keys Community College, March 29 to May 1, Key West, FL

                        -“The 10th Annual Small Artworks Invitational”, The Art Spirit Gallery, Dec.5 to 31, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2007                -“Yuma Symposium Visiting Artists Exhibition”, Yuma Fine Arts Association, in conjunction as an invited speaker and demonstrator for the Yuma Symposium, February 15 to April 28, Yuma AZ

                        -“Hot Clay Summer Exhibition of Instructors”, Idyllwild Arts Foundation, Parks Exhibition Center,

 June 23 to July 7, Idyllwild, CA

2006                -“Defining the Bamboo Aesthetic”, The Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery,

March 18 to May 7 Portland, OR

2005                -“Small Works Invitational”, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID

2004                -“Standing Room Only”, 60th Scripps Ceramic Annual”, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA

1999                -“1994 Exhibition of Works born at the Park”, Artists in Residence Shigaraki Cultural Ceramic Park, Shigaraki, Japan




2008                -Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship Award, Boise, ID

                        -Idaho Council on the Arts Quick Arts Awards, Two awards submitted by arts organizations on my behalf

2005                -First Place, National American Bamboo Society Annual Arts & Crafts Competition winner.

2003                -Jurors Award in Sculpture, Art Equinox, juried art show, Paris Gibson Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT

1999                -Maximum funded Quick Arts Grant, Idaho Commission on the Arts, Boise, ID

1998                -Northwest Art Education Conference Keynote Speaker & Workshop Presenter, Funded by an arts education grant, from the Idaho Commission on the Arts “East Meets West”, Sun Valley, ID

1995                -Faculty Travel Research Grant, travel and research money awarded to research artists in South Africa and Namibia, given by Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

1994                -Visiting Artist Fellowship Award, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

1992                -International Workshop for Ceramic Art Tokoname Participant Award, Tokoname, Japan




-The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeur d’Alene, ID, owner Steve Gibbs

-Outskirts Gallery, Hope, ID, owner Kally Thurman

-Armstrong Ceramics, Pomona, CA, owner David Armstrong




-The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, guest artist museum collection, Shigaraki, Japan

-International Workshop Ceramic Art Tokoname, resident collection, Tokoname, Japan

-The LH Ceramic Project, guest resident collection, Joseph, OR

-The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

-Peter and Anadair Voulkos estate

-David Armstrong estate

-Paul Soldner estate

-Ida Shoichi estate




-Thailand workshop residency and demonstrations, Chaing Dao, Thailand

-The Mashiko Museum of Art, Mashiko, Japan

-The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

-The International Workshop Ceramic Art Tokoname, Tokoname, Japan




-Marshall University, Huntington, WV

-The Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

-The Wooster Functional Ceramic Conference, Wooster, OH

-Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC (invitation being rescheduled)

-The Archie Bray Ceramic Foundation, Helena, MT

-Idyllwild Arts Foundation, “Hot Clay”, Idyllwild, CA

-The Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, OH

-The Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

-The Yuma Arts Symposium, Yuma, AZ

-The St. Petersburg Museum of Contemporary Craft, FL

-The McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH

-Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

-Mud-Pi International Ceramic Workshop, Key West, FL

-Chautauqua School of Fine Art, Chautauqua, NY

-Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH

-The South West School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX

-Woodstoke Ceramic Workshop, Penryn, CA

-Lee Arts Center, Arlington, VA

-Iowa State University, Department of Art, Aims, IA

-The Hands Workshop, Richmond, VA

-Loyola Mary Mount University, Los Angeles, CA

-Scripps College, Claremont, CA           International