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EDUCATION

1962–64      MFA, Southern Illinois University, Department of Art
1957–60      BA, Southern Illinois University, Department of Design
1954–57      University of Illinois, School of Architecture

1957–59 & 62      Special Studies with R. Buckminster Fuller

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2001-2003      Virginia Commonwealth University, Acting Chairman, Sculpture Department
1968–2001      Virginia Commonwealth University, Professor
1967–68       Edinboro State College, Assistant Professor
1964–67      Northern Illinois University, Instructor
1963–64      Southern Illinois University, Graduate Assistant

EXHIBITIONS

One-man shows
2012       Art Works, Gallery A, Richmond, VA, January-April 2012
2008       What Women have Told Me, Art6, Richmond, VA, November
2008       Tyranny of the Theoretical, Babcock Fine Arts Center Gallery, Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA, Jan.-Mar.
2001       Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, “Literary/Criticism,” Staunton, VA, Feb.
2000       Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, Nov.
2000       Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru, June-July
1998       Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; January
1997       Faculty Focus Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; November
1996       Paul Mesaros Gallery, “Dangerous Terrain: Recent Sculptures and Drawings;” West Virginia University,              Morgantown, WV; October–November
1995       Faculty Focus Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. November
1992       Rockville Place for the Arts, Rockville, MD; June
1991       1708 E. Main Gallery, Richmond, VA; November
              Portsmouth Museum, "Infrastructure," Portsmouth, VA; April
1987       N.I.U. Art Gallery, Chicago, IL; September
1984       College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; September
1982       Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, I.C.A. Gallery; Richmond, VA
1980       Marshall University, Huntington, WVA; March
1977       Gallery K, Washington, DC; July
              Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH; February
1976       Edinboro State College, Edinboro, PA; March
1975       20th-Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA; September
1972       Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; November
1970       Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; May

Group shows
Over 50 group exhibitions in museums and galleries around the United States since 1964.  Locations including:

Museums
Meguro Museum, “A Shriek From An Invisible Box,” (Oct. Nov. 2001) Tokyo, Japan
Danville Museum of Fine Arts, "Sculpture Now," (1989), Danville, VA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, "Un/Common Ground," (1988); "Portrait: Faces of the Eighties," (1987); "Process/Image/Portrait," three-person show, (1986); "Collector's Circle Show," (1972); "Virginia Artists," (1971); Richmond, VA
Greenville County Museum of Art, "Here and Now," (1984–85), Greenville, SC
Chrysler Museum of Art (formerly the Norfolk Museum of Art), "Off the Wall," (1978); "Virginia Sculptors," (1970); "American Drawing Biennial XXII," (1966); Norfolk, VA
Everson Museum of Art, "Extraordinary Realities," (1974), Syracuse, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, "Extraordinary Realities," New York, NY (1973)

Art Centers
Hand Workshop Art Center, “Making A Mark,” Mar.-Apr. 2003, Richmond, VA
D’art Center, “The Bridge,” Feb.-Apr. 2000, Norfolk, VA
Philadelphia Art Alliance, "Reifying the Personality," three-person show, (1994), Philadelphia, PA
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, "Artifice in Gesture/Virginia Sculpture," (1990); "Tributary/3000 Years in the Course of Art," (1989); "The Figure," (1988); "Richmond Wood Sculpture," (1987); Newport News, VA
Southeastern Gallery of Contemporary Art (SECCA), "The Art of Richmond," (1989); "Expression Now," (1987); "30th Semi-Annual Southeastern Competition and Exhibition," (1969); Winston-Salem, NC
Contemporary Arts Center, "Extraordinary Realities," (1974), Cincinnati, OH

Commercial and Artist-Run Galleries
Gallery A, Group Show, May-June, 2012, Richmond, VA
Gallery A, Group Show, October-December, 2011, Richmond, VA
Rack and Hammer Gallery, A Shriek From An Invisible Box Revisited III, Sept.-Oct, 2005, NY, NY
The Lab Gallery, (Three person exhibition) June 2005, NY, NY
Rack and Hammer Gallery, Metaphor in Nature, February-March 2004, NY, NY
1708 Gallery, 25x25, December 2003, Richmond, VA
Main Art Gallery, Group show, June 2003, Richmond, VA
Reynolds Gallery, Group show, May-August 2003, Richmond, VA
V.A.M. Design Center Gallery, “Crossing Borders” July 2001, Budapest, Hungary
Rack and Hammer Gallery, “The Millennium 2000” (Sept. 1999), New York, New York
Rowbottom Fine Art, “Erotic Art” (May, 2000), Cumberland RI
Fijiya Co., “Biennial,” (Oct.-Nov. 1998), Kyoto, Japan.
Aster Plaza, “Essence of Water,” (Jan.-Feb. 1999), Hiroshima, Japan. Curated by Mashiko, coordinated by Hisayuki Nomura Dean of the Fine Arts Dept. of Hijiyama University, Hiroshima, Japan
Fujiya Company, “Essence of Water,” (Oct.-Nov. 1998), Kyoto, Japan. Curated by Mashiko
Fulcrum Gallery, “The First Annual Sculpture, Object & Functional Art Show,” (1997), Richmond, VA
Galeria Instituto Cultural Peruano Norte (ICPNA), “Esculturas V.C.U.,” (1996), Mira Flores, Lima Peru
Gallery Miyazaki, (1996), Osaka, Japan
1708 E. Main Gallery, "Inaugural Exhibition," (1993); untitled exhibition, (1989); untitled exhibition, (1985); untitled exhibition, two-man show, (1984); untitled exhibition, (1984); untitled exhibition, three-man show, (1980); untitled show, (1978); Richmond, VA
Hirondelle Gallery, "Watermelon Show," (1986), New York, NY
Gallery K, untitled exhibition, (1978), Washington, DC
Gallery Marc, untitled exhibition, (1975); untitled exhibition, two-person show, (1971); untitled exhibition, (1970); Washington, DC
Nancy Lurie Gallery, untitled exhibition (1974), Chicago, IL
Ontario East Gallery, "Exhibition Chicago Sculpture 66," (1966); "Drawing and Sculpture Show," (1965), Chicago, IL

University Galleries and Museums
Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, “House” Oct.-Nov. 2004, St. Mary’s City, MD
Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, “All About Drawing” Jan.-Feb. 2004, Lincoln, NE
Falk Gallery, “Objectives,” Oct., 1999, Newport News, VA
Bedford Gallery, Longwood College, “Artists of the Cité Internationale des Arts,” (1996), Farmville, VA
Susan Lembert Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, "Mechanical Advantage," three-person show, (1995), Bennington, VT
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, "Faculty Show," (1993, 1991, 1989, 1987, 1985, 1980); "Un'Idea Meccanica," (1985); "Alumni of the Masonic Temple," (1983); "Lamp Show," (1979); Richmond, VA
Frank E. Brown Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, "Portrait/Self/Portrait," (1992); untitled exhibition, (1987); Ashland, VA
University of Richmond, "Boatwright Festival Exhibition," (1987), Richmond, VA
Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, "Un'Idea Meccanica," (1985), Ithaca, NY
Philadelphia College of Art, "Here and Now," (1984), Philadelphia, PA
Edinboro State College, "Six Sculptors," (1979), Edinboro, PA
University of Maryland at Towson, untitled exhibition (1975), Baltimore, MD
Marshall University, "Visiting Artist," (1974), Huntington, WV
University of Kentucky, untitled exhibition, (1972), Lexington, KY
Northern Illinois University, "Arts USA II," (1971), DeKalb, IL
Wisconsin State University, "Drawing Invitational," (1968), Oshkosh, WI
University of Illinois, "Exhibition Chicago Sculpture 66," (1966), Circle Campus, Chicago, IL
Southern Illinois University, Kaprow "Happening," (1964), Carbondale, IL

Other
"Artists Doing Store Windows," June Jubilee, Richmond, VA (1981)
"21 Billboards by 21 Artists," Richmond, VA (1979)

GRANTS
1992      Virginia Commission for the Arts, Project Grant ($4,900)
1989      Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Professional Fellowship ($4,000)
1985      Virginia Commission for the Arts ($8,000)

AWARDS

2006      Pollak Award, Richmond Magazine

RESIDENCIES

2011      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2010      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2009      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2008      Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2007      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2006      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2006      Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2005      Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, Patricia and Jerre Mangione Fellowship
2005      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2004      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2003      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France     
2001      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France                                                                    
2000      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1997      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1995      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
1989      Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

COLLECTIONS
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC
Estate of Mr. Sterns, former Director of the Freer Collection, Washington, DC
Estate of Mr. Pinkney Near, Curator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, former Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York, NY, and the Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. & Mrs. M. Gerstein, Washington, DC
Estate of Mr. Marc Moyens, Washington, DC
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA
Estate of Ms. Minnie Odoroff, Washington, DC
Best Products Foundation, Richmond, VA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA