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BIO

Jack Larimore grew up in the cherry orchard region of northeastern Michigan. He attended Michigan State University earning a degree in Landscape Architecture in 1973. Since 1983, Larimore has been self employed as a sculptor and furniture maker. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in major private and public collections. Additionally, he has served as a Professor in the Crafts Department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, as an Advisory Board Member of The Furniture Society, as a Trustee for the Center for Art in Wood and a Board member at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. Jack is featured in the recently released book, On the Edge of Your Seat published by The Center for Art in Wood.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

On the Edge of Your Seat, Chairs for the Twenty-first Century, the Furniture Society and The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia

Seating, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia

2014

Challenge VIII, Bartramís Boxes Remix, The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia

Art NJ, A Sculpture Invitational, Wheaton Arts, Millville NJ

2013

Gravers Lane Gallery, Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Day, Chestnut Hill PA, May 2013

SUM OF ALL PARTS, invitational exhibition, The Noyes Museum Gallery, Stockton NJ, Curated by Michelle Post May 2013

GLASS WEEKEND, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Creative Glass Center Of America, Millville NJ

GLOBAL INTERSECTIONS, invitational exhibition, Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia PA, curated by Rachel Citrino, October 2013

DESIGN PHILADELPHIA, Open studio at Cecil Baker Partners, Philadelphia PA October 2013

NATURE IN CRAFT, invitational exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA, December 2013

2012

YOUR PERSONAL HANGUPS, Invitational exhibition at the Center for Art in Wood, Curated by Gail Brown

SOFA Chicago, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Navy Pier Chicago

RECENT WORK, Solo Exhibition, Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia

POPLAR CULTURE: The Celebration of a Tree, Wharton Esherick Museum, at Chester Springs Studio Chester Springs PA

FURNITURE WITH SOUL, Gallery NAGA, Boston, in conjunction with the book Furniture with Soul By David Savage

2011

DYSFUNCTIONAL FURNITURE, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia

TURNING TO ART IN WOOD: A CREATIVE JOURNEY, The Center for Art in Wood Philadelphia

FELLOWS EXHIBITION: GLASS WEEKEND, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Creative Glass Center Of America, Millville NJ

2010

PHILADELPHIA INVITATIONAL FURNITURE SHOW: Philadelphia Naval YardM

SITTING PRETTY: Artists Reveal the Garden Bench as Sculpture, Berkshire Botanical Gardens

INVITATIONAL COLLECTION: William Penn Foundation, Curator: Laura Burnham, Abington Art Center

2009

PHILADELPHIA INVITATIONAL FURNITURE SHOW, Philadelphia Naval Yard

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE FAIR, Javits Center, NY, NY

FAR SIDE OF FUNCTION: Contemporary Wood Sculpture, The Dairy Barn, Athens OH

TRANSFORMATIONS 7: Contemporary Works in Wood, The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

GREEN'S THE THEME: Sustainable Furnishings, Design Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2008

CULTURAL CONVERGENCE: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Craft, Philadelphia Museum of Art

DYSFUNCTIONAL,CHALLENGE VII, The Wood Turning Center Philadelphia

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE SHOW, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland

ACROSS THE GRAIN, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA, Curated by Mark Sfirri

2007

GALLERY IN THE GARDEN,  Curated by Eileen Tognini, Hawk Mountain PA

PHILADELPHIA INVITATIONAL FURNITURE SHOW, Philadelphia Naval Yard

GROUP SHOW, Bahdeebahdu  Philadelphia

DRAWING THE LINE, Curated by Rachel Citrino, Renaissance Art Center, Millville NJ

Uwishunu HIP HOTEL ROOM MAKOVER, The Westin Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

2006

SHOW US YOUR DRAWERS, The Furniture Society, Herron Gallery, Indiana University

2005

NUVELLE  NUPTIALS, New Visions in Wedding Traditions, San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design 

ARTISTS’ REFLECTIONS, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

CONNECTIONS: International Turning Exchange 1995-2005, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA, Noyes Museum, Fort Wayne Museum

CONNECTIONS PLUS, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA

CWA FORUM,  Ironwood Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  

EDGES OF GRACE: Provocative, Uncommon Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Curated by Gail Brown

2004

I CAN LIVE WITH THAT: Unique Functional Furniture, Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

STICKS AND STONES: The Making of a Sculpture Garden, Devault, PA

GALLERY IN THE GARDEN 6, Hawk Mountain, PA


2003

CABINETS OF CURIOSITIES, The Furniture Society and The Wood Turning Center, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, Various other venues, see www.woodturningcenter.org for schedule

SOLO EXHIBITION, Recent Work, Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia

BLIND LOVE, Sculpture Garden Installation, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2002

SEATING, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore MD

FURNITURE PRIMA VERA , The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia

THE RIGHT STUFF, The Furniture Society, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
State University of North Carolina, Raleigh NC

2001

UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS FACULTY EXHIBITION, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW, Philadelphia

PLEASE BE SEATED, Judith Lippman for The Elliott Museum, Stuart FL Solo Exhibition, Philadelphia International Airport Exhibitions Program

FURNITURE INVITATIONAL, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond VA

CHALLENGE VI EXHIBITION, Berman Museum of Art and the Wood Turning Center, Collegeville, PA
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg PA

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Columbus IN

Museum of Art, Washington State University WA

2000

ARTWORKS/WATERWORKS, Invitational, The Fairmount Park Commission, Philadelphia

WILDLIFE, Art in City Hall Exhibition, Philadelphia

AllTURNatives, FORM AND SPIRIT, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College

NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE, Art Department 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Dennos Museum, Traverse City MI

1999

GARDEN FURNITURE, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore MD

PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS SHOW

1998

SCULPTURAL FURNITURE, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond VA

DINING TABLE DESIGNS, models and drawings, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore MD ACC Baltimore Craft Show, Baltimore MD

PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS SHOW, Philadelphia PA Larimore 2

1997

SOFA/MIAMI, Coconut Grove FL

THE CHAIR SHOW II, Southeren Highland Craft Guild, Ashville NC GROUP SHOW, The Langman Gallery, Willow Grove PA

PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE SHOW , Philadelphia PA

BREAKING THE MOLD: NEW FORMS FOR TRADITIONAL ARTS, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers, NJ 1996

FURNITURE/SCULPTURE, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW, Philadelphia PA

PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE SHOW, Philadelphia PA

FURNITURE FROM THE EDGE, Gallery Functional Art, Birmingham MI

TREASURE TROVES, an exhibition of jewelry boxes, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli PA

ONE SCREEN / TWO SOULS / FOUR HANDS, Art in City Hall Exhibition, Paley Gallery, Philadelphia PA

1995

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW, Philadelphia PA

ART FOR EVERYDAY, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli PA

SOLO EXHIBITION, Nesbitt Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA

1994

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW, Philadelphia PA

OF THEE I SING, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli PA

STUDIO DAYS, Chester Springs Studio Invitational, Chester Springs PA

1993

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART CRAFT SHOW, Philadelphia PA

1992

PLEASE BE SEATED,Crafts Council of Ireland, Dublin

1991

FURNITURE AS ART, Art Gallery at Montgomery College, MD

PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

GROUP SHOW, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica CA

1990

ART FOR EVERY DAY, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia Pa GROUP SHOW, Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica CA

1989

EXTRA ORDINARY OBJECTS…, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia PA

RECENT WORK, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia PA

GROUP SHOW, The Society For Art in Crafts, Pittsburgh PA

1987

BACK TO THE FUTURE, Art and Architectural Design, Baltimore MD BE SEATED, Sheila Nussbaum, Millburn NJ

1986

TWICE GIFTED, Workbench Gallery, New York NY

CHAIR FAIR, Architectural League of New York at IDCNY, New York NY

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ART, Sheika Nussbaum , Milburn NY

MADE FOR THE SHADE, Workbench Gallery 26 of '86: DIVERSITY AS A POINT OF VIEW , Meredith Gallery , Baltimore MD

PHILADELPHIA WOODWORKING, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania PA

INTERIORS: FURNITURE AND SCULPTURE, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

GROUP SHOW, Hokin/ Kauffman Gallery, Chicago IL

1985

FURNITURE DESIGNERS '85, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

PATTERN , EDGE AND PLANES, Carol Hooberman Gallery, Birmingham, MI

MATERIAL EVIDENCE, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

ONE MAN SHOW, Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

THREE FOR TEA AT THE TETRA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2008

REVERIE, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2008

SCULPTURE GARDEN SEATING, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA 2006

BLIND LOVE, sculptural bench at Abington Art Center, Jenkintown PA, 2003

GATHERING CHAIRS, sculpture for Pennsylvania Convention Center, Public Art Collection, Philadelphia,1993

Reception Desk and Boardroom Chairs, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia ,1993

WALKING VESSEL, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1994

BLUESTONE BENCH, Noyes Museum, Oceanville , NJ, 1995

BIBLIOGRAPHY

TURNING TO ART IN WOOD, A Creative Journey , published by The Center for Art in Wood 2011

*FURNITURE WITH SOUL by David Savage, Kodansha International 2011

Grid Magazine May 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer March 2009

*500 CHAIRS, Lark Books 2008

WONDERFUL WORKS OF FURNITURE, by Edward Sozanski for The Philadelphia Inquirer 2003

REVIEW by Bruce Metcalf in American Craft Magazine 2003

JACK LARIMORE MEDITATES ON THE LIVES OF TREES AND HUMAN BEINGS by Robin Rice in Turning Points 2004

OBJECT LESSIONS, Guild Publishing 2001

*FURNITURE STUDIO TWO, The Furniture Society 2001

*ROOTS: Insights & Inspirations, Wood Turning Center 2001

Home Companion Magazine, 2000

*FURNITURE STUDIO ONE, The Furniture Society 2000,

The Crafts Report, February 1999 American Craft, February 1999

Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday Magazine, October 1998

Art Matters, November 1998

Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday Magazine, April 1997

Philadelphia Inquirer, Design of the Week, July 1995

American Craft, February 1995

Philadelphia Daily News, November 1994

Philadelphia Magazine, August 1994

Philadelphia Inquirer, May and June 1993

The Philadelphia Lawyer, 1992

Philadelphia Inquirer, October 1992

House Beautiful, March 1992

Philadelphia Magazine, Fall 1991

Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, 1991

Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, 1990*

Patricia Conway, ART FOR EVERY DAY, Potter, 1990

Woodshop News, October 1989*

Seth Sterm, Furniture Design, Taunton Press, 1987

Details Magazine, Cignal, November , 1987

Interview Magazine, Cignal, December , 1987 *

Klein, McClelland, Haslam, IN THE DECO STYLE, Rizzoli, 1986

American Craft, October/ November, 1995

Smithsonian Magazine, May 1985 *

Susan Szensay, OFFICE DESIGN '84, 1984

Fine Woodworking, November, 1984

Architecture, October 1984

American Craft, June/July 1984

Progressive Architecture, June 1984

Industrial Design, May 1984

Home Design, New York Times Magazine Section, April 1984 *

Amy Roland, HANDCRAFTED SHELVES and CABINETS, Rodale Press Inc., 1984

Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Design For Living, March 1998

FELLOWSHIPS

2010/11 Wheaton Exchange Fellowship, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville NJ

2008 Oregon College of Art and Design, Artist in Residence, Portland OR

TEACHING

Associate Professor, The University of the Arts, 1993-2005

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Furniture Design Moore College of Art, 1999

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Furniture Design, Drexel University, 1985

AWARDS

Niche Awards, Finalist, Niche Magazine

1996 Excellence In Wood, Wharton Esherick Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

1995 Best of Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

1994 First Place, "Of Thee I Sing", Birdhouse Competition, Wharton Esherick Museum

1994 The Edwin Peoples Award, Chester Springs

1993 Second Annual Dough Mockett & Co. Production Design Contest

1987 Roscoe Finalist, Resource Council Product Design Award Program, Furniture Collection, 1987

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Wood Turning Center, Board of Trustees

Wheaton Art and Cultural Center, Board of Trustees

The Furniture Society - Founding Committee Member, Currently Advisory Board Member and 2003 Conference Program Co-Chair

The Philadelphia Furniture and Furnishings Show - Advisory Board Member

The Philadelphia Furniture League - Founder

Old Pine Community Center, former Board Member

EDUCATION

Landscape Architecture, Michigan State University, Bachelor of Science, 1973
 
520 West Sedgwick Street, Philadelphia, PA 19129 / 215-805-6402 jack@jacklarimore.com