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Mark Chatterley

231 Turner Rd
Williamstown, MI 48895, U.S.A.
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Phone: 517-655-4012     Fax: 517-321-2815

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  • I am interested in things that vibrate at the same frequency as I am. Certain music, tribal, primal beats help resonate my being hopefully to a higher level.
  • Music more than any other sense stimulates my subconscious. It open doors to other realms, where smell triggers past memories.
  • Are we a product of our past memories and experiences in what we call real time or can the human mind transcend time and recall images not of this body? Jung wrote about archetype images that go beyond culture and time and Krishnamurti wrote that there are no new ideas, only rehashing of the old experience to form new ones.
  • Confused again in the search for the unknown.
  • Tai chi resonates my body and mind to a frequency that I enjoy. It feels as if I draw energy from the movement and music. Taking in the vibrations.
  • Everything is vibrating itself to existence. That is why I am drawn to certain objects. Subconsciously my body and mind are attracted, when my conscious mind is open.
  • I try to make resonating pieces, that are left as signposts or markers to a vibration that I have felt in my life journey.
  • I believe you can put energy into a piece of art that can be felt by others.
  • I am trying to make the interconnective vibration that connects everything together. A Morphogenit wave.
  • I am defining the borders of my perception. The viewpoint on which I look at the world, trying to see through open eyes. Eliminating social programming on how to view my surrounding, a deletion of preconceived ideas of what is around me. It would be like opening my senses for the first time and experiencing the world fresh without judgment .












2010                        Grand Rapids Public Museum, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

                                    Krasl Art Center, “2010 Biennial Sculpture Invitational: New Works,” St. Joseph, MI

                                    Northville Art House, “West of Center,” Northville, MI

                                    University of Michigan-Dearborn, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, “Open Competition, Dearborn, MI

                                    Somerhill Gallery, “Mark Chatterley: Recent Ceramic Sculpture,” Durham, NC

                                    Taylor University, Metcalf Gallery, “Eclectic Creativity,” Upland, IN

                                    Henry Ford Community College, Sisson Gallery, “Motor City Review,” Detroit, MI

                                    Conner Burns Gallery, Natchez Project Exhibit, Natchez, AL


2009                        Paul Scott Gallery, “Primitive Grace”/New Works, Scottsdale, AZ

                                    Krasl Art Center, “Focus on the Figure,” St. Joseph, MI

                                    SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL

                                    Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, MI

                                    DeVos Place Convention Center, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

                                    The Edge Gallery, “Connections,” Santa Fe, NM

                                    Sculpturesite Gallery, “Beginnings,” San Francisco, CA

                                    Detroit Artists Market, “2009 Garden Party & Art Sale,” Detroit, MI

                                    Kresge Art Museum, Michigan Masters Invitational, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

                                    Longstreth Goldberg Art, “Personal Visions,” Naples, FL


2008                        SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL

                                    Central Michigan University Art Gallery, “visual narratives: reading between the lines,” Mt. Pleasant, MI

                                    Michigan Ceramic Art Association, “Michigan Ceramics 2008,” Kalamazoo, MI and Detroit, MI

                                    River Gallery, “Figures, Creatures and Crows,” Chelsea, MI

                                    Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA

                                    Tory Folliard Gallery, “New Sculpture,” Milwaukee, WI

                                    (Scene) Metrospace, “3D/4D Shapes in Time,” East Lansing, MI

                                    Tory Folliard Gallery, “20th Anniversary Celebration,” Milwaukee, WI

                                    Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, “Feats of Clay XXI,” Lincoln, CA

                                    Goldesberry Gallery, “New Ceramic Sculpture,” Houston, TX

                                    Jordan River Art Center, “Clay Artists and Friends,” East Jordan, MI

                                    Fitton Center for Creative Arts, “…who looks inside awakens,” Hamilton, OH

                                    Longstreth Goldberg Art, “Fantasmaglorius Gardens,” Naples, FL

                                    d.o.c.s. Gallery, “My World,” New Orleans, LA


2007                        SOFA, Next Step Studio and Gallery, Chicago, IL

                                    Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN

                                    Somerhill Gallery, “Recent Ceramic Sculpture,” Chapel Hill, NC

                                    Midwest Sculpture Initiative, “Sculpture on Ford Road,” Canton, MI

                                    Sculpturesite Gallery, “Kiln Dreams,” San Francisco, CA

                                    Smith Gallery, Oakland Community College, “Spring Mix of Ceramics,” Farmington Hills, MI

                                    River Gallery, “Man & Meaning,” Chattanooga, TN

                                    Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, VA

                                    Mackerel Sky Gallery, “The Stuff Out of the Kiln,” East Lansing, MI

                                    Carlsten Gallery, University of Wisconsin, “Clothing as Metaphor,” Stevens Point, WI


                                    Buckham Gallery, “Heart Rate Part 2: The Lansing Area,” Flint, MI

                        Longstreth Goldberg Art, “Chatterley Metamorphosis,” Naples, FL


2006                        SOFA, Gallery 500 and Longstreth Goldberg Art, Chicago, IL

                                    Center for the Arts, “46th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition,” Midland, MI

                        Michigan Ceramic Art Association, “Masters of Ceramics” (Invitational), Mt. Clemens, MI

                        ACLU of Michigan, “Lady Liberty: Unmasked, Uncensored, Unleashed, Undaunted,” Detroit, MI

                                    Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA

                                    Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Skokie, IL

                                    Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

                                    Goldesberry Gallery, “New Large Ceramic Works,” Houston, TX

                                    d.o.c.s. Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                                    Longstreth Goldberg Art, “Heroic Visions,” Naples, FL,


2005                        Buckham Gallery, “James Adley and Friends,” Flint, MI

                                    SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

                                    Sculpturesite Gallery, “Myths,” San Francisco, CA

                                    Mindscape Adornments, “Ceramic Sculpture,” Evanston, IL

                                    Mackerel Sky Gallery, “Revisiting the Vessel (sort of),” East Lansing, MI

                                    International Museum of Ceramics, 54th "Premio Faenza" - International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy

                                    Somerhill Gallery, “All Fired Up,” Chapel Hill, NC

                                    Overbrook Art Gallery, Muskegon Community College, “Playing in the Mud,” Muskegon, MI

                                    Gallery North on the Square, “Ceramic Show,” Bloomington, IN

                                    Chase Gallery, “Mélange,” Boston, MA

                                    PLG Art, Naples, FL

                                    Rentz Gallery, “Small Works Invitational,” Richmond, VA

                                    d.o.c.s Gallery, New Orleans, LA


2004                        SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

                                    Malton Gallery, “New World,” Cincinnati, OH

                                    Finer Things Gallery, “Sculpture Installation,” Nashville, TN

                                    Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX

                                    University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, “Annual Faculty Exhibition,” Mt. Pleasant, MI

                                    Society for Contemporary Craft, “Perchance to Dream,” Pittsburgh, PA

                                    River Gallery, “Abstract Expressions,” Chattanooga, TN

                                    Chase Gallery, “New Sculpture,” Boston, MA

                                    Lawrence Street Gallery, “Inspirations and Influences Invitational,” Ferndale, MI

                                    Prairie State College, “Bruce Niemi & Friends: A Group Sculpture Exhibition,” Chicago, IL

                                    Tory Folliard Gallery, “Ceramic Sculpture,” Milwaukee, WI

                                    Red Star Studios Ceramics Center and Gallery, “Looking for Meaning,” Kansas City, MO

                                    Art Works Gallery, Norfolk, VA

                                    Gallery North on the Square, “Synergism: A Regional Ceramic Invitational,” Bloomington, IN

                                    Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA

                                    PLG Art, “Giants of Sculpture III,” Naples, FL


2003                        SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

                                    Somerhill Gallery, “Recent Ceramic Sculpture,” Chapel Hill, NC

                                    A New Leaf Gallery, “Focus on the Figure,” Berkeley, CA

                                    Lansing City Hall, “Big Heads for Big Heads,” Lansing, MI

                                    Mackerel Sky Gallery, “Old Souls: New Ceramic Sculpture by Mark Chatterley,” East Lansing, MI

                                    PLG Art, “Giants of Sculpture II,” Naples, FL

                                    PLG Art, “New Vibes,” Naples, FL

                                    d.o.c.s. Gallery, New Orleans, LA

                                    Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL

Defiance College Women’s Commission Gallery, “The Figure,” Defiance, OH


2002 SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Shiawassee Arts Center, “Looking In/Looking Out,” Owosso, MI

The Signature Shop & Gallery, “Being Human: The Figure Expressed,” Atlanta, GA

A New Leaf Gallery, “CERAMICS – Bay Area and Beyond,” Berkeley, CA

Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX

River Gallery, “9th Annual Sculpture Exhibit,” Chattanooga, TN

A New Leaf Gallery, “Focus on the Figure,” Berkeley, CA

Plymouth Community Arts Council, “Textures, New Work,” Plymouth, MI

Tory Folliard Gallery, “Ceramic Sculpture,” Milwaukee, WI

Riverside Community College, “Plates ’02: An Exhibition of Ceramic Plates,” Riverside, CA

Goldesberry Gallery, “Great Clay,” Houston, TX

Kansas City Artists Coalition, “Body & Text,” Kansas City, MO

Southwest School of Art and Craft, “Big Head: Ceramic Sculpture on a Heroic Scale,” San

Antonio, TX


2001 Malton Gallery, “Window to the Soul,” Cincinnati, OH

SOFA, Gallery 500, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

River Gallery, “Paper and Clay,” Chattanooga, TN

Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery, “Looking for Answers,” Flint, MI

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