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Between 1961 and 1978, he taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, and the California College of Arts and Crafts before becoming a professor of art at Mills College. Nagle is considered part of the Abstract Expressionist Ceramics group that developed around Peter Voulkos. Ken Price and Michael Frimkess were major influences in his early career. Having seen an exhibition of paintings by Giorgio Morandi, Nagle decided to focus on making cups, and has worked almost exclusively on variations of cups, often pushing the form to the point of abstraction. Nagle lives and works in San Francisco, California.
Grants and Awards
2011 Arts and Letters Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2008 Joan Danforth Endowed Faculty Chair, Mills College
2006-07 Metz Chair, Mills College
1998 Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award The Best of 1998, Dave Hickey, Artforum
1997 Fellow of the American Craft Council
1996 Joan Danforth Endowed Faculty Chair, Mills College
1990-97 Faculty Research Grant, Mills College
1986 National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship
1984 Faculty Research Grant, Mills College
1983 Mellon Grant
1981 Mellon Grant
1979 Lucie Stern Chair, Mills College National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship
1978 Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute
1974 National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship
- "Ron Nagle, 'baron of sculptural intelligence,' works with the groove of small things". SFGate. 2004-01-16. Retrieved 2012-10-20.
- Art in America Magazine
- McTwigan, Michael, Ron Nagle, A Survey Exhibition 1958-1993, Oakland, CA, Mills College Art Gallery, 1993.
- Works http://pierremariegiraud.com/en/artistes/oeuvres/881/ron-nagle