Raul Acero

Professor
Department of Art

Areas of Expertise

  • Sculpture
  • Ceramic Art

Education

MFA,  Ceramics, Ohio University

B.A., Fine Art, S.U.N.Y at Fredonia

Contact

Ann Peppers Hall, Art
P: 909.748.8504
E: raul_acero@redlands.edu

Meet Raul Acero

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.

 

Degrees Held

MFA,  Ceramics, Ohio University

B.A., Fine Art, S.U.N.Y at Fredonia

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

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

Courses Offered

3D Design Drawing

Sculpture (Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced) 

Ceramics (Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced)

Bronze Casting 

Welding 

Stone carving 

Publications

  • 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

Invited Presentations

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • 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