Oral history interview with Eddie Dominguez

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.doming06
Creators:
Dominguez, Eddie, 1957-
Fleming, Stephen
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2006 July 27-28
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
71 Pages
Transcript
12 Items
Sound recording: 12 sound files (4hr., 23 min.)
digital, wav
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Eddie Dominguez conducted 2006 July 27-28, by Stephen Fleming, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home, in Roswell, New Mexico.
Scope and Contents
Dominguez speaks of his childhood in Tucumcari, New Mexico; the strong drive to create he felt from his youth; attending Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio; receiving his M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in New York; being awarded a Gift of Time grant for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in 1986; the differences he encountered returning to the program 20 years later; his involvement with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where he serves on the board of directors; participating in numerous workshops and lectures, including workshops at Penland School of Crafts; working as a regional artist and what that designation means to him; teaching experiences at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; the importance of giving back to communities; his enjoyment in working with children to create public art installations; the influence of the Southwest landscape in his work; the very physical way he interacts with his work through piercing, burning, tearing, et cetera; being influenced by artists such as Louise Nevelson, Mark Rothko, Robert Ryman, Luis Jimenez, Agnes Martin, and others; the issue of ethnicity and race in identifying his art; and recent explorations with computer technology and digital photography. Dominguez also recalls Judith Salomon, Tony Hepburn, Wayne Higby, Fay Abrams, Larry Munson, Esther Saks, Doug Casebeer, Kenneth Price and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Eddie Dominguez (1957- ) is a ceramicist from Roswell, New Mexico. Stephen Fleming (1950- ) is the director of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Roswell, New Mexico.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 23 min.

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Ceramicists -- New Mexico Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abrams, Fay Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Casebeer, Doug, 1956- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hepburn, Tony Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Higby, Wayne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Munson, Larry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryman, Robert, 1930-2019 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salomon, Judith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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