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Bio

Stanley Cleve BittersStan Bitters


Stan Bitters' career in ceramics has spanned six decades. His large scale works include ceramic wall murals, sculptures, fountains, and garden pathways. These installations have been featured, and can still be experienced in public spaces, banks, hotels, schools, churches, industrial complexes, and private residences. His influence has been present in the language of California architecture since the 1960's. 

Bitters has been represented by Ten10 in Los Angeles since 2003. During this time period, he as completed over 40 private commissions in the Los Angeles area, with a number currently in production.

Education

Graduate of UCLA - 1959 BA in Painting
Attended San Diego State College - 3 years
Ottis Art Institute - Los Angeles 1 year

Exhibitions

Found Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - Ten10 pop-up exhibit, May - June, 2012
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA - group show, Golden State of Craft 1960 - 1985 (part of the Pacific Standard Time series of shows) September 24, 2011 - January 28, 2012
Glendale City College, Glendale, CA - group show, California Experience - 2009
Modernism Show, Santa Monica, CA - exterior sculpture garden installation - 3 years
Modernism Show, Palm Springs, CA - interior sculpture garden installation - 4 years
Cardwell - Jimmerson Gallery, Culver City, CA - one man show - 2006
Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, Solana Beach, CA - Stan Bitters - New Sculpture - 2006
University of California - Fresno - 1961
National Ceramics Invitational at Scripps - 1962
One-man Show - Fresno Arts Center - 1966 & 1979
Artists in Action - Los Angeles County Fair - 1962
National Religious Art Exhibition - Michigan - 1962
State A.L.A. Conference - Monterey, CA - 1962
California Design Eight  Show - Pasadena. CA - 1962 & 1965

Published Works

HOME NZ
Garden Design Magazine
House Beautiful
C Magazine
Architectural Digest
Modernism Magazine
Food & Wine
Better Homes & Garden
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Los Angeles Times
Art & Architecture
Sunset
Craft Horizons
Designer West

Work Experience

1969
Design Consultant, City of Fresno - Civic Center Mall
1975
Designer of Art & Architecture - Prather Shopping Center
1959 - 1965
Designer of Ceramic Murals, Pots, Tiles and Sculpture Products - Hans Sumpf Co. - Madera, CA
1965
Private Art Classes in Figure Drawing
Lecturer & Workshop Instructor
1965 - 1968
Figure Drawing Instructor - Fresno State University
Author

Author

"Stan Bitters"
"Environmental Ceramics"
(Van Nostrand Reinhold)

Architectural Installations

Promenade West Condominiums, Los Angeles, CA - exterior entrance large scale fountain, concrete and glass
AXE Restaurant, Venice, CA - wind chime screen AXE Restaurant, Venice, CA - ceramic medallion Giaimo Residence, Silver Lake, CA - stacking block ceramic fountain
Konani Residence, Alberta, Canada - stacking block ceramic fountain
Sadofsky Residence, Silver Lake, CA - exterior mural ACE Hotel, Palm Springs, CA - 7 exterior murals
ACE Hotel, Palm Springs, CA - 29 cast fireplace enclosures
Hillstone Restaurant Group, Beverly Hills, CA - ceramic book shelf dividers
Hillstone Restaurant Group, Beverly Hills, CA - planters
Mo's Restaurant, Toluca Lake, CA - free standing stacking fountain
Mattison Residence (Buff & Hensman architects), Los Angeles, CA - ceramic water wall, 6' x 21' Mattison Residence (Buff & Hensman architects), Los Angeles, CA - ceramic water wall, 17' x 20'
Melfi Residence, Venice, CA - free-standing ceramic fountain
R. Shamshiri Residence, Los Feliz, CA - ceramic wind chime screen