Education

Master of Fine Arts          2003              Sculpture        University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Fine Arts       1996              Studio Art        Iowa State University
 

Teaching

2005 – present
Associate Professor of Art, East Tennessee State University,  Johnson City, TN
Full-time faculty member in Dept. of Art and Design.
 

Solo Exhibitions

2016     Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City TN.  “Imprint”
2014     Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  “Indivisible”
2013     Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University Mansfield, Mansfield, OH.  “Some Kind of Nature”
2013     Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University, Omaha NE.  “Paper Forest”     catalog
2012     Red Rocket Gallery, Online Gallery, “Roots and Branches”, redrocketgallery.com
2012     Giles Gallery, East Kentucky University, Richmond, KY.  “Some Small Wonder”
2011      United Art Gallery, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA.  “Paper Forest”     catalog
                   (collaborative installation with artist Jackson Martin)
2011      VSU Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.   “Some Kind of Nature”
2010     Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC.   “I Am 2 With Nature”  (two person show)
2010     Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.  “My Nature / Your Nature”
2010     In Space Gallery, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.  “Time & Disregard”
                (collaborative installation with artist Jackson Martin)
2009     Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy, Australia.  “When Enough is Enough”
2009     The 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA.   “Tied to Cycles”
2008     Target Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.   “Finding Equilibrium”
2008     The Allison Gallery, Tusculum College, Greenville, TN.   “Power On”
2006     Slocomb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.   “Before the Fall”
 

Group Exhibitions

2016     Emporium Arts Center, Knoxville, TN,  “Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit”
             
McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN,  "Jonesborough Juried Art Exhibit"
        
2015     William King Museum, Abingdon, VA,  “From These Hills Biennial”
             Emporium Arts Center Knoxville, TN.  “Further East”
             The 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA,  “Made in Tennessee”

2014     Herron Gallery of IUPUI, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, “Ossuary       

2013     UT Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, “Ossuary”
             Emporium Arts Center, Knoxville, TN, “Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit”
             The Miami Downtown Gallery, Hamilton, OH,  “the Art of Paper”

             University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN,  “NEXUS”
             The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY, “Pulp Art”
             The Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN, “Humor; Analog Humor”

2012     Gallery of the International Pavilion, Ulsan University, Ulsan, South Korea, “New APP”
             The Foundry Arts Center, St. Charles, MO, “The Third Dimension”   

2011      William King Museum,   Abingdon, VA.   “From These Hills Biennial”
             Bennett Galleries,   Knoxville, TN.   “Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibit”
             City Jail,  Charleston, SC.    "RecieverFest" (citywide festival of multi media art), 
             Giles Gallery,   East Kentucky University, Richmond, KY.    “Nature’s Human”
             Larson Gallery,   Columbia College, Columbia, MO.     “32nd Paper in Particular

2010     Viridian Artists, NY, NY,  “Art from Detritus
             The West Michigan Center for Arts & Technology, Grand Rapids, MI,  “Art Prize
             Pure Light Gallery, Turners Falls, MA,   “Art from Detritus
             Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN,  “Mountain Views”
             McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN,  “Arts in the Airport ”,     catalog

2009    William King Museum, Abingdon, VA,  “From These Hills Biennial”,     catalog
             Root Division, San Francisco, CA,  “Three-Minute Film Festival”
            
One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY,  “Spectacular Views”
             Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI,  “Material Afterlife”      
            
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH,  “Magnitude SEVEN”     catalog
             The Foundry Arts Center, St. Charles, MO,  “Of the Earth”
             Iowa State University, Ames, IA,  “30 and Beyond”     online exhibit
            

2008     Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN,  “Tri-State Sculptors”
              Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN,  “Look Out Below”
              SACI Gallery, Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy, “International Exchange Biennial”
              FivePoints Arthouse, San Francisco, CA,  “64 Down”
              MK Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR,  “Static/Flux”
              Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY,  “Space Place Life”,     catalog

2007     Emporium Center, Arts & Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN, “National Juried Exhibition"
              Gray Gallery, East Carolina State University, Greenville, NC, “Tri-State Sculptors”  

2006     Hastings College Art Gallery, Hastings, NE,  “The Substitution of One Piece for Another ”
              Slocomb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN,  “Faculty Exhibition"

2005     Red Rocket Gallery, Madison, WI,  “In Transit”,     online gallery
              Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN,  “Faculty Exhibition” 
              Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, WI, “Out of the Suit Case”
              The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN,  “Gigantic”,     catalog
              Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI,  “48th Annual Exhibition”,     Best of Show 
 

Awards and Honors

2016     Individual Artist Fellowship - Visual Arts:  Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN.
                
One of two recipients state-wide-  $5000
2016     Honorable Mention,  Jonesborough Juried Art Exhibit", McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN
2015     Sabbatical Recipient, ETSU, College of Arts and Sciences
2013     Mace Bearer for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 ETSU Commencement Ceremony
2013     Guest Commencement Speaker,  ETSU Fall Semester Commencement Ceremony
2013     ETSU Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching, University wide award - $5000
2013     ETSU, College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award in Teaching, internal college wide award
2011      3D Award, “Nature’s Human”, Giles Gallery, East Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
2010     Third Place Award, Mountain Views: Reece Museum, ETSU, Johnson City, TN
2005    Best of Show Award, 48th Annual Exhibit, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI
2003    Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award: International Sculpture Center,
                  Hamilton, NJ.   Juried by art Tom Otterness


Grants

2016     Small Research and Development Committee Grant for Faculty, ETSU
2013     Summer Faculty Research Grant, Dept of Art and Design, ETSU
2011      Small Research and Development Committee Grant for Faculty, ETSU
2009    Small Research and Development Committee Grant for Faculty, ETSU
2006    Major Research and Development Committee Grant for Faculty, ETSU
2004    Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Grant Fund, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2002    Kemper-Knapp Committee Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2002    CitiArts Individual Grant, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Related Activities

Pentaculum 2017, One week Artist Residency, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.  January 2017

Panel Discussion, I spoke as a panel member during the public screening of sculpture Patrick Dougherty’s Film
“Bending Sticks” at the ESTU Culp Center. 

Gallery Talk,  Conard Art Gallery, Ohio State University Mansfield, Mansfield, OH.
 
Informal artist talk, solo exhibit reception.  Sept. 2013

Public Lecture, Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University, Omaha NE. Feb. 8, 2013
 Formal public artist lecture, solo exhibit reception

Gallery Talk, Giles Gallery, East Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. Sept. 2013
 Informal artist talk, solo exhibit reception

Exhibition Juror, Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN.  Oct. 2011

Public Lecture, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA.  Sept. 15, 2011
 Formal public artist lecture, solo exhibit reception.

Gallery Talk, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA.  Aug. 6, 2011
 Informal public gallery talk in conjunction with solo exhibit.

Public Lecture, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC.  Aug. 6, 2010
 Formal public artist lecture, solo exhibit reception

Gallery Talk, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY.  July 31, 2010
 Informal artist talk, solo exhibit reception

Gallery Talk, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.  Feb. 6, 2010
 Informal artist talk, solo exhibit reception

Public Lecture, Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA Jan. 26, 2009
 Formal public artist lecture to Art Department.

Gallery Talk, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.  Nov. 13, 2008
 Informal artist talk, solo exhibit reception

Visiting Artist, Emporia State University, Emporia KS. March 2008
 Formal public artist lecture, conduct student critiques, and informal lectures to students on site-specific
 and installation art practices over a two day period.

Visiting Artist, Tusculum College, Greenville Tennessee, April 2006
 In-class artist lecture and conducted student critiques.

Visiting Artist, Hastings College, Hastings Nebraska, Jan. 2006
 Formal public artist lecture, conducted a demo on carving, and participated in a group exhibit.