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Winner of the Harnack/Lancaster Award for Excellence and Innovationin the Ceramic Arts, click the image to read a review of the show. Will be at "From the Ground Up" at The Las Cruces Museum", Aug 4- Oct 21


"Topos Installation" Stoneware Ceramics, INDIVIDUAL PIECES: 12" -15" DIAMETER

New Mexico Showcase

"TOPOS INSTALLATION" was part of the exhibit "New Mexico Showcase" at 516 Arts in Albuquerque curated by Peter Frank
February 4- April 28, 2012

Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, March 9, 2012:

"Other works that caught my attention..."Topos Installation", an ensemble of colorful stoneware pieces By Mario Quilles.

Topos Installation has a wonderful sense of playfulness, with its jumble of seven stoneware pieces atop a short, makeshift bench covered in black felt. The dark support activates the taffy-colored, cone-shaped objects in a way that recalls the fanciful mushroom dance in Disney's animated feature Fantasia. Quilles' textured surfaces, employing pockmarks,protruding nebs, and wavy lines,heighten the effect of the pieces' toylike quality." reviewed by Douglas Fairfield,

516 Arts




A graduate of the School of Industrial Arts, and the Cooper Union
Art School, both in New York City, I then went on to study
ceramics in Los Angeles with Ron Klieber, Virginia Cartwright,
and later Wayne Higby and Robin Hooper.

2012: Winner of the Harnack/Lancaster Award foe excellence and innovation in the ceramic arts

Exhibits Include:

"Celebration of Clay", Sept 2012
“New Mexico Showcase, 516 Arts, ABQ 2012
Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2011
National Hispanic Cultural Center, permanent collection exhibit
“Estamos”, 2010
Harwood Art Center, Abq, 2011
Hester Fine Art, Chapel Hill, NC 2005-present
Univ of New Mexico, Los Alamos,
“Out of the Desert”, April 2003
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,
14th Annual Ceramics Show
Helix Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 2001, 2000
“Ceramica Puertoriquena Hoy / Today”:
Alcazar Gallery, Baltimore, Nov 1998,
sponsored by Baltimore Clayworks
Clay Sudio, Philadelphia, PA, May 1998
“Arte de Hoy para el Futuro”, Santa Fe
State Capitol Building, May 1998
Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Sherman Oaks Gallery
Glendale Community College
Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO
East/West Gallery, La Cresenta, CA
Lever Bros Building Gallery, New York City, NY


Rooney, Ashley, “100 Southwest Artists”, Schiffer Publishing, 2013

Clark,Jimmy and Nogueira-Rogers, Doris “Ceramica Puertorriquena Hoy/Today”, Ceramic Art & Perception Pty Ltd, 2001

Douglas Fairfield, “NM Showcase”, Santa FE New Mexican, Mar, 2012

Wesley Pulkka, “An Overload of Superb Creation”, Abq Journal, March, 2012

“Celebration of Clay”, Rio Grande Sun, Sept 13, 2012