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Piero Fenci

Piero Fenci showed on island at the Main Street Gallery (1975-1995), South Wharf Gallery, and briefly at the (x) Gallery.

From his bio at Stephen F. Austin State University:

“Piero Fenci
received his undergraduate degree in Latin-American Studies with a minor in Art
History from Yale University, and he earned his M.F.A. from the prestigious New
York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Professor Fenci has been
with SFA since 1975 and has distinguished himself as both an artist and
educator. His ceramic vessels have been featured in magazines and books such as
Ceramics Monthly, American Ceramics, The Contemporary Potter, and Clay and
Glazes for the Potter.

“In 2004 he founded
the first university program in contemporary ceramic art in the history of
northern Mexico at la Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua in Chihuahua City, and
continues to travel there yearly as a visiting professor in the School of Fine
Arts to mentor the program. Professor Fenci has earned an international
reputation as a ceramist, exhibiting his work from coast to coast, and in
Italy, Russia, and Mexico, and he was recently named “Texas Master” by the
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the fourth person (and the first
ceramist) in the state to be honored with that award.

“Fenci lives and
shares a studio with his sculptor wife, Elizabeth Akamatsu, in the small town
of Appleby, 10 miles north of Nacogdoches. His work is represented in many
private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the
Scheiner-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY, and in the
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas.”