Richard Kagan Woodworking Resume
Selected Furniture Exhibitions
   
2015 "50 Years of Works," Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
2014-2015 "Masters of American Craft," Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2003 "Philadelphia Masters" (Invited), The Philadelphia Furniture Show, Philadelphia, PA
1986 "Contemporary Arts: An Expanding View", Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ;
    Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ
  "Furniture Invitational", Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
1985 "Furniture Designers '85", Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Furniture Exhibition, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA (Award)
1983 "Affects/Effects II", Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
"Salute to Pennsylvania Artistic Heritage", Governor's Mansion, Harrisburg, PA
Philadelphia Society of Woodworkers, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA
"Made in Pennsylvania", Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
1982 "Recent Art Furniture", Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY
1981 "Broad Spectrum", Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; William Penn Memorial Museum,
    Harrisburg, PA; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
  "Contemporary American Furnituremakers", Richard Kagan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1980 "Appetites of Man", Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
"Hardwood Furniture and Objects 1980", Richard Kagan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1979 "New Handmade Furniture", American Craft Museum, New York, NY.
    Traveled to (1979-1981): Ontario Science Center, Don Mills, Ontario; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, TN; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV; Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL; Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, Asheville, NC; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN.
1978 "Craftsmen '78", Philadelphia Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, PA
"Wood: Traditions/Innovations", Richard Kagan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1977 "American Crafts 1977", Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
"Wood/Spirit/Form", Richard Kagan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1976 "Exhibition of Liturgical Arts", Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, PA
   
Collections - Furniture
 
  Philadelphia Museum of Art
numerous private collections
 
Catalogs and Books - Furniture
 
  Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, Book by Koplos and Metcalf, University of North Carolina Press, 2010
  The Maker's Hand: American Studio Furniture, 1940-1990, (Book) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2003
  Philadelphia Masters; Exploring the Legacy of Decorative Art, The Philadelphia Furniture Show (catalog), 2003
  The New Furniture, book by Peter Dormer, Thames & Hudson Ltd., London, 1987
  Contemporary Arts: An Expanding View (Catalog), Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ, 1986
  Furniture Designers '85 (Catalog), Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, 1985
  Effects (Catalog), Philadelphia College of Art 1983
  Furniture by Philadelphia Woodworkers (Catalog), Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 1983
  Broad Spectrum (Catalog), Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1983
  Recent Art Furniture (Catalog), Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY 1982
  New Handmade Furniture (Catalog), American Craft Museum, New York, NY, 1979
  Fine Woodworking Biennial Design Book, 1977; and Book #2, 1979, Taunton Press
  Philadelphia Craft Show (Catalog), 1977
 
Selected Furniture Articles and Reviews
 
  Fine Woodworking, #30, 1981; #14, 1979; #3, 1976
  The Drummer, February 15, 1977
  Craft Horizons, August 1976
  Philadelphia Magazine, September 1978; October 1973
  Today Magazine, October 3, 1979; September 16, 1976
  Art in Focus, Vol. 26, No. 7, 1975
  Evening Bulletin, July 3, 1979; February 3, 1978
  Philadelphia Inquirer, November 2, 1980; July 13, 1980; November 16, 1979; December 23, 1977;
    August 19, 1977; January 23, 1977; February 6, 1976
 
Teaching - Furniture
 
1977-87 University of the Arts / Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA,
  Senior Lecturer, Woodworking and Furniture Design
1970-72 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Woodshop Supervisor
   
Selected Lectures - Furniture
 
1990 Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
1989 University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1986 Philadelphia Society of Woodworkers, Philadelphia, PA
1985 Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA
1984 Keane College, Guild of Designer-Craftsmen, Union, NJ
1983 Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
1981 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1979 Wood Conference, State University of New York at Purchase
1978 Craftsman '78, Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1977 Boston University, Program in Artisanry, Boston. MA
1976 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
   
Gallery
 
1973-83 Founded and directed the Richard Kagan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA -- the first nationally recognized gallery for contemporary furniture artists.
   
Education
 
1966 New School for Social Research, New York, NY
1962-65 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
   
Born 1945, Philadelphia, PA


A chronic back condition forced the closing of Richard Kaganís workshop in 1987 and led to a career in photography beginning the following year.