WILLIAM YONKER

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1975 MFA, painting and drawing, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1970 BS, sculpture, drawing, art education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

 

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2009 Juror, “Minding the Gap,” Art St. Louis New Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1997-present Faculty Member, Mary Institute Country Day School,

St. Louis, MO

1989-1997 Chairperson of the Arts Department, Mary Institute Country Day School, St. Louis, MO

1977-1993 Director of Messing Gallery, St. Louis Country Day School,

St. Louis, MO

1977-1989 Head of the Visual Arts Department, St. Louis Country Day School, St. Louis, MO

1986-1995 Member, Board of Directors, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

1982-1987 Writer/Critic, “New Art Examiner,” Chicago, IL

1985-1986 Director, “Art St. Louis,” St. Louis Area Arts Festival

1984 Chief Photographer, “Odyssey Project,” - Archaeological excavations at Ithaca, Greece, sponsored by national Geographic Society and Washington University, St. Louis, MO

1983-1984 President and Exhibition Director, Art Coordinating Council for the Area, St. Louis, MO

1976 Director, “Critic’s Choice,” Inaugural Art Exhibition Grand Opening, Cervantes Convention Center, St. Louis, MO

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

 2016 "From the Racks," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2015 “Wintry Mix,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2013 “Dealer’s Choice,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2012 “To the Moon,” solo exhibition, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2011 “SILVER,” 25th Anniversary Show, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Black | White,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010 “Thinning – A 24th Anniversary Exhibition,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2008 “Beth Yonker William Yonker,” Messing Gallery, Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School, St. Louis, MO

“Choose One,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006 "Selections," Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2005 “Holiday Group Show,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“With Spirit,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2004 CITIRAMA, St. Louis, MO

Chesterfield Arts Gallery Exhibit, Chesterfield, MO

2003 “3-D,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Atrium at the Plaza,” St. Louis, MO

2002 “Home Grown,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1999 “Form and Function,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Museum of Fine Arts, Evansville, IN

1995 “New Work,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1994 “National Teapot Invitational,” Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

1993 “Dealer’s Choice,” Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1992 “Departures and Connections,” group exhibition, St. Louis Country Day School, St. Louis, MO

1991 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“William M. Yonker and Frederick J. Nelson,” Messing Gallery,

St. Louis, MO

1990 Two-person exhibition, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO

“Mostra,” an exhibition of Artists in Residence, University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy

1989 Selections from the Atrium Gallery, Messing Gallery, St. Louis, Mo

“Silverware,” Invitational exhibition, Craft Alliance Gallery,

St. Louis, MO

“William Yonker and Fredrick J. Nelson, Messing Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1988 “A Package Deal,” Invitational exhibition, St. Louis, MO

1987 “Affair of the Arts,” Invitational exhibition, St. Louis, MO

1985 “Greenpeace Invitational,” St. Louis Artists for Nuclear Disarmament

“Art St. Louis,” St. Louis Arts Festival, St. Louis, MO

1980 “Bill Yonker/Recent Work,” Louis D. Beaumont Gallery,

Maryville College, St. Louis, MO

1978 Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO

1977 The Rising Company Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1976 Meramec Community College, Kirkwood, MO

1975 University of Florida, Gainsville, FL

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Antonette-Revell Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

1994 Participant, “Oxford Traditions,” Corpus Christi College,

Oxford University, seminar on fine arts

1990 Artist in Residence, University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Jost, Paul E., “’Home Grown, Atrium Gallery,” Art St. Louis, Vol. 15, No. 1

Daniel, Jeff. “‘Home Grown’ Exhibit Diplays Varied Roots,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 7, 2002.

Shepley, Carol Ferring. “Annette Morriss: New Paintings and Drawings; William Yonker: Ceramics,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 21, 1995.

Shepley, Carol Ferring. “National Teapot Invitational,” St. Louis Post Dispatch,

April 28, 1994.

Shepley, Carol Ferring. “Comparison of Work - Then and Now,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 7, 1990.

Bellos, Alexandra. “Woodcuts Recall Two Separate Traditions,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 17, 1990.

Reed, Jody. “A Turn of the Wheel,” Ladue News, June 8, 1990.

Rice, Nancy. “Karen Kunc, William Yonker,” New Art Examiner, June 1990, p.59.

Review, Ceramics Monthly, December, 1989.

Review, New Art Examiner, may, 1978.

Review, St. Louis Post Dispatch, April, 1976.

 

 

CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Country Day School, St. Louis, MO

Parkcrest Surgical Association, St. Louis, MO

Equitable Real Estate Management Services, St. Louis, MO

Landmark Bancshares, St. Louis, MO

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Amermar (placement Woods Mill Commons II), St. Louis, MO

First National Bank, Columbia, MO