Paul Sacaridiz

2014 Milwaukee On-Site Liaison

Paul Sacaridiz is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is a recent recipient of the Romnes Faculty Fellowship. He has served on the Board of Directors at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, and as a consultant on the strategic plan for the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA.
Paul produces sculpture that deals with the collision of abstraction, urban planning and utopian systems.  His work has been in exhibitions at The Denver Art Museum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea among others. He has been the recipient of artist residencies from The Ragdale Foundation, The Vermont Studio Center, The Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and the Arts/Industry Program at Kohler Company and serves as frequent lecturer and writer on the field of contemporary ceramics.  

As a sculptor, Sacaridiz was recently nominated for a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. Central to all of his work is the collision of abstraction, urban planning and utopian systems; and the seemingly impossible task of understanding something in its entirety.  He lives and works in Madison, Wisconsin.