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  • "Bouquet," glazed stoneware, 21" x 14"
  • "Vase with Three Handles," porcelain, 18" x 9" x 5"
  • "Tall Vase with Yellow Pool," porcelain, 20.5" x 8.5" x 8.5"
  • "Blue Iris," glazed stoneware, 21.5" diameter, 4" h.
  • "Vessel with Purple Blooms," glazed stoneware, 21.5" diameter, 4" h.
  • "Vessel X," glazed stoneware, 22" diameter, 4.5" h.
  • Pedestal Type Stoneware, examples
  • "Vessel with Yellow Flowers," glazed stoneware, 19" x 9"
  • "Elvis is in the Garden," glazed stoneware, 17.5" x 17.5" x 2.5"
  • Cylindrical vessels, glazed stoneware, 24" h., 6" diam.
  • "Green Garden Vessel," glazed stoneware, 21.5" diameter, 4.5" h.
  • "Night Garden Vessel," glazed stoneware, 21" diameter, 4" h.
  • "Floral Vessel," glazed stoneware, 21.5" diameter
  • "Bouquet," glazed stoneware, 20" x 11" x 12"
  • "Iris and Wave," pedestal type stoneware, 21" diameter, 4" h.
  • "Pink and Yellow Flowers," pedestal type stoneware, 21" diameter, 4" h.
  • "Iris and Lilies," pedestal type stoneware, 22" diameter, 4" h.
  • "Ode To Delft I," pedestal type stoneware, 21.5" diameter, 4" h.
  • "Ode To Delft II," pedestal type stoneware, 22" diameter, 4" h.


Niles Wallace was born in Western Pennsylvania in 1948.  His serious interest in Art began in high school and extended to college.  He graduated from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania in 1970 with a degree in Art Education.  At Edinboro he became interested in Ceramics and subsequently attended graduate school at Alfred University, Alfred, NY, where he studied under Val Cushing, Daniel Rhodes, Robert Turner, Ted Randall, and Wayne Higby.  He received his MFA in Ceramics in 1974.  After short teaching stints at The Philadelphia College of Art, and The State University of New York at Albany, he began teaching Ceramics at Memphis State University, which later became The University of Memphis.

For the past fifteen years his work has focused on mixed media sculpture.  His work has been exhibited nationally and is included in many private and corporate collections.


Niles Wallace: Education and Honors

B.S. Art Education, Edinboro State University, Edinboro, PA
M.F.A. Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Professional Positions
Professor, Art Department, University of Memphis, 1976 – present
Distinguished Alumni Award, Edinboro State University, 1990
Individual Craftsman Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1978


Niles Wallace: Selected Exhibitions

Invitational Exhibitions
Faculty Exhibition, University of Memphis, 2006
Assemblation, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Tide to the Vernacular, Project Creo, St. Petersburg Art Center, 2005
Faculty Exhibition, University of Memphis, TN, 2002
Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, 2001
Memphis Arts In The Park Festival, Invitational, 2000
Wood Works, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, 1999
A Decade of Craft, Christie’s East, NYC, 1990
The Art of Tennessee Craft, Nashville, TN, 1989
Inaugural Exhibition, Memphis Center for Contemporary Art, 1989
Four Alfred Graduates, Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, 1989
One and Two Man Exhibitions
Sticks and Stones: One Thing Follows Another, Gallery 56, Memphis,TN, 2011
Clough Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 2008
Delta Axis Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2002
Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2000
Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN, 1993
Schneider, Blumh, Loeb Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1992
Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1990
Juried Exhibitions
Perspectives, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, 2007
The Class of ’06, Lantanna Projects, Memphis, 2006
National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, 2006
The Delta Annual, Little Rock, AR, 2005
MAX 2005 Exhibition, Memphis, 2005
Southern States Sculpture Exhibition, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004
New Jersey Center for Visual Arts International, Summit, NJ, 2003