Darcy Badiali


Darcy Badiali was born in Fresno, California. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.  During his tenure at Kansas City Art Institute he served as a studio assistant to Ken Ferguson. Badiali received his Masters of Fine Arts degree at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona where he worked with Kurt Weiser. 

Darcy Badiali currently has a ceramics studio and home located on the central coast of California.  He finds his environment and surroundings an inspiration in which he is able to create his work. “My art is about finding beauty in the process, in the materials and in the completed piece. I am interested in understanding the place of ceramics in not only the art world but the larger world as a whole. Clay is my primary medium, and my work consists predominantly of wheel thrown stoneware vessels.  Though the forms have their origin in function, the scale lends itself to sculptural issues of space. The passion that I have for the potter’s wheel provides a visceral approach to creating my work. Forms that I reference are reminiscent of plants, stones, coral and other objects found in nature.  The surfaces range from elephant skin, to craters to egg shells.”

Badiali’s work has been shown throughout the United States and can be found in the permanent collections of Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for the Arts, Alta Loma, CA, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Los Angeles, CA, Kathryn H. Herberger Museum, Tempe, AZ, Daum Museum of Art, Sedalia, MO, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, and in Shigaraki, Japan in the Shiro Otani Collection.

In addition, his works have been published in magazines, newspapers and books including: The Kansas City Star, “House & Home” February 27, 2013, Luxe Interiors & Design, Arizona Fall 2012, 30 Ceramic Sculptors 2010, Mid American Visual Art Publication- September 2010, July 2010, January 2009,December, 2008 Metropolitan Home Glamour, “Making it Modern”Montecito Journal, February 2007 Santa Barbara News Press, March 2007,30 Ceramic Sculptors, 2006Herberger College of Fine Arts, Fall 2006 The Pacific Northwest Inlander, October 2003 Phoenix Home & Garden, November 2001.

Solo Exhibitions

2013-14  Between the Lines, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  Legacy of an Icon - Ken Ferguson, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO (details)

2013 Art Aspen, Aspen, CO

2012 NOHO Modern Gallery, North Hollywood, CA

2011 I.D. Collections Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011 Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ

2009 John Brooks Inc., Denver, CO /Scottsdale, AZ

2009 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2008 Armstrong Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Jane Deering Gallery, Montecito, CA / Boston, MA

2007 East-West Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

2006 The Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2005 Salisbury Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2004 Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

2003 Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2002 The Clay Studio, Missoula, MT

2001 Holter Museum, Helena,MT

2001 Archie Bray Ceramics Foundation, Helena, MT

2001 Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA

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