Matthew Beaufort

Matthew Beaufort

  • Associate Professor of Humanities
  • Associate Chair of the Department of Art
  • BA, Yale University, magna cum laude with Honors in the History of Art
  • MA, MA, Maharishi International University
  • Matthew Beaufort has taught at Maharishi University of Management for twenty-one years

Matthew Beaufort did two years of graduate work in the History of Consciousness PhD program at UC-Santa Cruz, specializing in art history.

During the last thirty years, he has explored connections between art and consciousness, including editing a 12-hour videotaped course and a book on Consciousness-Based Art Education, lecturing at other colleges, and presenting at professional conferences.

Matthew has led many art tours in Italy, England, France, China, and the United States. He enjoys engaging people to explore their perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about art. Through this inspiring process they refine their awareness and discover deeper dimensions of their consciousness, including the potential for higher states of consciousness.

He also teaches a course called The Spiritual Quest in Media, Myth, and the Self: The Hero and Heroine’s Journey as the Development of Consciousness which explores how the Quest Archetype can inspire, guide, and empower life.

Areas of expertise

  • Teaching art history and art appreciation in the light of a systematic and comprehensive understanding of consciousness based in Vedic knowledge

Background in the History of Art and Vedic Studies

  • 1969 Learned the Transcendental Meditation technique while a student at Yale University.
  • 1969-1973 Studied the knowledge of Transcendental Meditation and yoga asanas on several weekend retreats.
  • 1971 Studied art history and Italian language and culture for a semester in Florence, Italy.
  • 1973 Graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with Honors in the History of Art; wrote a 100-page thesis on art and consciousness under the direction of Dr. Sheldon Nodelman.
  • 1973 Took a one-month teacher training course on the Science of Creative Intelligence, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s science of consciousness, at the University of Maine at Orono.
  • 1973 Studied Vedic knowledge with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Valbella, Switzerland and Vittel, France, in a three-month intensive course to become a Teacher of the Transcendental Meditation program and yoga asanas.
  • 1974-77 Taught the Science of Creative Intelligence and the Transcendental Meditation program in Ohio and Oklahoma and gave lectures on art and consciousness.
  • 1974-1977 Attended five 6-week Advanced Training Courses for Teachers of Transcendental Meditation.
  • 1975 Edited scripts for a ten-hour videotaped course on art and consciousness by Michael Cain at Maharishi International University (MIU) in Fairfield, Iowa. Rewrote the two lectures on the history of Western art.
  • 1976 Lectured on art history at MIU and served as a Course Leader for two Phase I Teacher Training Courses in the Transcendental Meditation program.
  • 1977-78 Took a two-month intensive course to learn the TM-Sidhi program, an advanced meditation program to accelerate the development and integration of body, mind, and consciousness.
  • 1978-1980 Served as a lecturer and research assistant in art history at MIU. Gained an MA in Higher Education Administration (Curriculum and Instruction Track) from MIU.
  • 1980-1982 Taught three sections a week of art history courses while completing five quarters of graduate work in the History of Consciousness PhD program at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Final research project: “Art History and Art Criticism: The Role of Consciousness in the Interpretation of Art.” This research and course work is the equivalent of a master’s degree.
  • 1983 Studied Vedic knowledge while participating in extensive group meditation programs at MIU to accelerate the development of consciousness.
  • 1983 Studied Vedic knowledge with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on a 6-week assembly at MIU.
  • 1984 Served as Group Leader for a team of Teachers of Transcendental Meditation in Oklahoma.
  • 1985 Studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the World Assembly on Vedic Science in Washington, D.C.
  • 1985-1986 Taught world cultures and art appreciation to seniors at the Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment in Fairfield, Iowa.
  • 1987-1990 Wrote and edited academic and promotional videotapes for the MIU Video Magazine, and served as Managing Editor for a booklet of scientific research on the TM program.
  • 1987-1990 Gained an MA in Maharishi Vedic Science from MIU with a final research project on the interpretation of art in the light of a holistic understanding of consciousness.
  • 1991-2013 Taught courses in art history, art appreciation, and cultural history at Maharishi University of Management (MUM), including Understanding Art, Prehistoric to Medieval Art, Renaissance to Contemporary Art, Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Art, Traditions of World Art, Western Civilization, World Civilizations, World Religions, Creativity and Consciousness, the Spiritual Quest in Media and Myth, and the Science and Technology of Consciousness.
  • 1992 Delivered a public lecture series on art appreciation.
  • 1993 Taught a four-hour public seminar sponsored by the University of Tulsa Art Department on art, creativity, and the development of consciousness.
  • 1993 Studied Vedic knowledge during a two-month assembly in Washington, D.C.
  • 1993-1994 Served as editor of the newsletter for F.A.T.E. (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education), a national association of teachers of art and art history which is affiliated with the CAA (the College Art Association).
  • 1994 Led a tour of Italy sponsored by MIU’s Division of Continuing Education. Lectured on art and consciousness at educational centers in Florence and Verona.
  • 1994 Lectured on art appreciation and led a cultural tour to the Kansas City Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
  • 1994 Created educational videotapes for MIU’s Division of Continuing Education, including “Art: The Mirror of Consciousness” (on the MIU Video Magazine).
  • 1995 Presented at the F.A.T.E. national conference in St. Louis, “Developing Consciousness as the Foundation for the Study of Art.”
  • 1995 Led two cultural tours to a Monet exhibit in Chicago.
  • 1995 Led a cultural tour to Italy.
  • 1995 Named Associate Chair of the Art Department at MUM.
  • 1996 Led a cultural tour to Paris and London.
  • 1997 Led a panel at the F.A.T.E. national conference “Strategies to Overcome Stress, Avoid Burnout, and Awaken Creativity.” Also spoke on another panel exploring alternative approaches to art history, on “Interpreting Art as an Expression of Consciousness.”
  • 1997 Led a cultural tour to Chicago focusing on the Renoir exhibit. Gave a public lecture, “Renoir: Portraits of the Heart,” which has been shown repeatedly on cable TV.
  • 1998 Studied with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Holland during a faculty development seminar on applying Vedic Science to education.
  • 1998 Lectured at Iowa Wesleyan College on Renoir.
  • 1998 Taught two seminars sponsored by the Art Academy of Cincinnati, “Art, Creativity and Meditation,” and “Art in the East and West: Understanding Art and the History of Art as an Expression of Consciousness.”
  • 1998 Gave three public lectures on art and consciousness in the Cincinnati area, including at an Italian cultural institute (videotaped for cable TV).
  • 1998 Co-authored an article, “The Holistic Education of Artists through Maharishi Vedic Science: Unfolding the Infinite Reservoir of Creativity in Individual Awareness,” for the journal Modern Science and Vedic Science.
  • 1999 Led a panel at the national F.A.T.E. conference, “Exploring New Principles for the Holistic Education of Artists: Developing the Artist’s Awareness as the Foundation for Art.”
  • 1999 Led a cultural tour to Italy.
  • 1999 Organized and taught a month-long study-abroad program in Italy for MUM.
  • 2000 Lectured at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa, on “Art and Consciousness, East and West.”
  • 2000 Organized a public lecture series and led a tour to Chicago focusing on the art of India.
  • 2001 Lectured at the Muscatine Art Center in Muscatine, Iowa on “Mandalas in Art: Universal Symbols of Wholeness.”
  • 2001 Lectured at Southeastern Community College on “Angels in Art.”
  • 2002 Led two cultural tours, one to Paris, focusing on Impressionism, and one to Dubrovnik, Croatia, highlighting spiritual art and architecture.
  • 2002 Led a cultural tour to Chicago on Italian Renaissance art.
  • 2002 Led tours to Grinnell College on Renaissance art and to the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art on Grant Wood.
  • 2004-2009 Taught at MUM’s program in Beijing, China, three months a year. Courses included world art, Western civilization, cross-cultural communication, and the Science and Technology of Consciousness.
  • 2004-2009 Gave art tours to hundreds of people of major exhibits of Western and Eastern art in Beijing.
  • 2006 Edited the English for a book on Chinese art and artifacts, Things Chinese.
  • 2008 Served as a Keynote Speaker at the 19th Annual Convention for the Modernization of the I-Ching, Anyang, China. An expanded version of the talk, “Vedic Science: Developing Total Brain Functioning to Directly Experience the Essence of Tao and I-Ching, the Unified Field of All the Laws of Nature,” was published in both English and Chinese in the conference book.
  • 2008 Lectured on “Goddesses and Female Archetypes in Art,” at ICON Gallery in Fairfield, Iowa.
  • 2009 Spoke at the World Universities Forum in Mumbai, India, on “Developing Total Brain Functioning for Enlightenment: The Practical Application of Quantum Physics, Tao, and Maharishi Vedic Science.”
  • 2009 Lectured on “Durga in Indian Art” and “Archetypes of the Divine Mother in Indian and World Art” as part of an MUM continuing education course on Vedic Devata in the Human Physiology.
  • 2009 Led an artistic and spiritual pilgrimage to sites in Italy, Bosnia, and Turkey.
  • 2010 Delivered a series of twelve lectures on “Art: The Mirror of Consciousness” as part of a continuing education course at MUM. Topics included transcendence in these areas: painting, sculpture, architecture, Christian art, and Indian art.
  • 2010 Gave a lecture, “Individual and Universal Love in Art” at ICON Gallery in Fairfield, Iowa.
  • 2009-2011 Edited a 500-page book on Consciousness-Based Art Education published by MUM Press, including writing the Introduction, co-authoring the lead article, “Consciousness-Based Art Education: Developing the Infinite Creativity of Every Student,” and rewriting several chapters.
  • 2011-2012 Wrote a book on the spiritual quest for sacred architecture that involved interviewing people who have envisioned sacred architecture and retelling their stories. This book was privately published and distributed.
  • 2013 Led five tours of a major exhibit on the art of Mucha at the National Czech-Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • 2013 Received an Award of Appreciation for outstanding teaching from MUM students.
  • 2013 Promoted to Associate Professor of Humanities.
  • 2013 Lectured on “Art: A Mirror of Consciousness” at TM Centers in Boston, Providence, New Haven, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
  • 2013 Gave private tours at MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Frick Collection in New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Gardner Museum in Boston; the RISD Museum in Providence; the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven; and the National Gallery and the Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., including the exhibit Yoga: The Art of Transformation.
Gillian Brown

Gillian Brown

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art

Education

  • MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, photography
  • MAE, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  • BA, Brown University, Providence, RI, art major

Awards and Honors

  • 2010, 1993 Iowa Arts Council Grants
  • 1999-2000 Bunting Fellow in Visual Arts, Radcliffe College, Harvard University
  • 1993, 2009 Iowa State Arts Council Grant
  • 1992 Maryland State Arts Council Grant
  • 1990 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, photography
  • 1990 Art Matters, Inc., New York, NY, Grant
  • 1990, 1987 Maryland State Arts Council Work-In-Progress Grants
  • 1985, 1984 Massachusetts Artist Finalist, The Artists Foundation and Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities (small grants awarded)
  • 1979 Ford Foundation Traveling Scholarship

Selected One Person Exhibitions and Installations

  • 2013 Icon Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • 2009 “On Becoming,” St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA and University of Northern Iowa
  • 2007 “Minding matter,” Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
  • 2007 “Fieldwork: Placing Space in the Colorfield Remix,” Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD
  • 2006 “Five Works on Becoming,” Montepelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
  • 2005 “Parallel Play,” Flatfile Galleries, Chicago
  • 2004 “each/other,” project room, Flatfile Galleries, Chicago
  • 2003 “each/other: the vanishing point,” I Space Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Rothschild Gallery, Bunting Institute, Harvard University
  • 1997 “The Constructed Photograph,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, site work
  • 1996,1992 Troyer, Fitzpatrick, Lassman Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1990 Notre Dame College, Baltimore, MD
  • 1990 Washington Project for the Arts, two permanent site works
  • 1987,1988 “Constructions,” Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC and New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014, 2016 “Currents 2014: Santa Fe International New Media Festival,” NM, USA
  • 2013 “Private Universes/Personal Spaces,” SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2012 “Refocus: Multicultural Focus,” Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, an installation of recent work,
    part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, organized by the Getty Museum
  • 2009 “Residual Reality,” Robert Heinecken’s students and contemporaries, UWEC, Eau Claire, WI
  • 2008 Flatfile Gallery, Chicago, video sculptures
  • 2007 International Film Festival, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
  • 2006
    • “Black/White,” Flatfile Galleries, Chicago
    • “The visible and the invisible,” Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 2003 Flatfile Gallery, Chicago
  • 2001 “Sound and Fury,” Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago
  • 2000 “Rapture,” Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, two projected video installations
  • 1998
    • “each/other,” Des Moines Art Center, projected video installation
    • “22 Dollhouses,” Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • “Paraphotography,” Maier Museum, Lynchburg, VA, curated by Charles Hagen
  • 1997
    • “Meditations,” Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
    • “Thresholds: Limits of Perception,” Eight Floor Gallery, NY, NY
    • “A Room of Your Own,” Eight Floor Gallery, NY, NY
  • 1996 “Anxious Libraries,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
  • 1995 “The Drawing Show,” Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 1995 “Iowa Artists,” Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines
  • 1994
    • “Boston Now,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
    • “Off the Mall,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
    • “A View from Baltimore to Washington,” Fine Arts Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • “Doubletake,” Hans and Walter Bechtler Gallery, Charlotte, NC
  • 1992-1994 “Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph, 1960-1980,” Laguna Museum of Art (traveling); DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; Friends of Photography, San Francisco; Des Moines Art Center
  • 1991 “Bedrooms,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, New York, NY
  • 1990
    • “Other Rooms,” a Kunstraum project, Morgan Annex, Washington, DC
    • “Photographic Installations,” Photofest, Houston Center for Photography
    • “Constructed Spaces,” Photographic Resource Center, Boston
  • 1989
    • “Installation,” Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
    • “In Site,” Gallery at the Plaza, Security Pacific Corporation, Los Angeles
  • 1988
    • “Representation, Perception, Conception,” Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies at Fullerton Museum
    • “Site Works by Gillian Brown, Kate Erickson and Mel Zeigler, Dan Graham, Jeff Weiss,” St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, Maryland
  • 1987
    • “Living Spaces,” Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art
    • “Poetics of Space: Contemporary Photographic Works,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
  • 1986 “Out of LA,” Allied Arts Gallery, Allied Arts Council of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas
  • l985 “Celebrating Two Decades in Photography,” Frederick S. Wight Galleries, UCLA
  • 1982-1983 “New American Photographs,” The Art Gallery, California State College, San Bernadino (traveling)
  • 1982 “Inquiry,” Frederick S. Wight Galleries, UCLA
  • 1981
    • “Five American Photographers,” Minneapolis College of Art
    • “Multicultural Focus–A Photography Exhibition for the Los Angeles Bicentennial,” Municipal Art Gallery Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles
    • “Photofusion,” Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1979 “Contemporary Female Self-Portraits,” Marcusie Pfeiffer Gallery, New York (traveling)
  • 1978 “Contemporary California Photography,” Cameraworks Gallery, San Francisco

Selected Publications and Reviews of Artist’s Work

(* indicates reproduction of work)

  • 2013 Wider, Susan, “Private Universes/Personal Spaces,” THE, Santa Fe Magazine for the Arts, June
  • 2008 Mahoney, J. W., “Report from Washington, D.C.,” Art in America, May
  • 2007 * Magner, J.J., “Artist Profile: Gillian Brown,” Hill Rag, Washington, D.C., November
  • 2007 *Photography from the Pompidou Center, 30th anniversary photography catalog from collection, Paris
  • 2004 * Klant, Michael: “An den Grenzen der Wahrnehmung,” Grundkurs Kunst 4: Aktion, Kenetik, Neue Medien, Schroedel, Germany (book and DVD compiling new media works)
  • 2003 *Wolf-Krantz, Claire: Gillian Brown and McCaslin Frick at I Space, Art in America, October
  • 2003 *Camper, Fred: Small Victories, The Chicago Reader, Feb 20
  • 2000
    • McQuaid, Cate: “Artists evoke yearning, seduction, and romance, ” The Boston Globe, June 8
    • Asher, Steve (Filmmaker): “Greater Boston Arts — Rapture at Mass Art” (interview on TV show) WGBH, Jan-Feb.
    • Temin, Christine: “Assorted Artists Capture ‘Rapture’,” The Boston Globe, February 2
  • 1998
    • *Hagan, Charles: Paraphotography, Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA, catalog
    • *Dorsey, John: “Creating big impact on a small scale,” Baltimore Sun, February 18
    • *Torres, Anna Maria & Pelli, Denis: Thresholds: Limits of Perception, NY Arts Magazine, catalog
  • 1997 *Kemmerer, Allison: The Constructed Photograph, Addison Gallery of American Art, catalog
  • 1996 Protzman, Ferdinand: “It’s the Thought that Counts,” The Washington Post, March 2
  • 1995 *Renner, Eric: Pinhole Photography, Focal Press, Boston
  • 1994 *Miller, Lenore D.: “Manipulated Environments: Photomontage into Sculpture,” Camerawork, Spring/Summer
  • 1993 *Desmarais, Charles: Proof: Los Angeles Art and the Photograph 1960-1980, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (book published in conjunction with show)
  • 1991 *Louie, Elaine: “Artists Give Bedrooms a Nautical Motif,” New York Times, January 31
  • 1990
    • *Dorsey, John: “Local retrospective explores photography’s illusionistic nature,” Baltimore Sun, October 10
    • *Welzenbach, Michael: “Non-Stock Options,” The Washington Post, January 17
    • *Dorsey, John: “‘Options’ offers thought-provoking installations,” The Baltimore Sun, January 12
    • *Wise, Kelly: “When photographers create their own fictional worlds,” The Boston Globe, Saturday, April 21
  • 1989 Dorsey, John: “Photograph as social commentary,” The Baltimore Sun, April 15
  • 1988
    • *Raczka, Robert: “At About Now,” Re: Presentation Conception/Perception, LACPS, catalog
    • *Power, Mark: “Trends & Talent ’88 – Photography,” Museum and Arts Washington, January/February 1988
  • 1987
    • *Norklun, Kathi: “Living Spaces,” Artweek, June 6
    • Gilroy, Roger: “Gillian Brown, Ron O’Donnell, Calum Colvin,” New Art Examiner, April
    • *Thorson, Alice: “Exposing the lie of the photograph – with wit,” The Washington Times, February 5
    • *Lewis, Jo Ann: “Ewing’s ’Constructions’,” The Washington Post, January 31
    • *Laurent, Amy: “Capturing the Poetics of Space,” Artweek, January 17, Vol. 18, no. 2
  • 1986
    • *Ludlow, Cynthia: “Explorations of Space,” The Santa Fe Reporter, December 22
    • Petra, Tina: “Gillian Brown: Mixed Media installations and Silver Gelatin Prints,”Art New England, April, Vol.7, no. 4
    • Wise, Kelly: “A multifaceted look at the art of collage,” The Boston Globe, March 4
  • 1985
    • *Hugunin, James R.: “Uni/Diversity of California, Los Angeles,” Celebrating Two Decades in Photography, The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, catalog
    • Jussim, Estelle and Elizabeth Lindquist-Cock, Landscape as Photograph, Yale University Press
  • 1984 *Sward, Marilyn and Catherine Reeve: Breaking the Boundaries: Alternative Surfaces and Processes for Photographers, Prentice Hall, Boston
  • 1982
    • *New American Photographs, California State College, San Bernadino, catalog
    • *Keating, Tim: “Performance as Photograph/Photograph as Performance,” Inquiry, The Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, catalog
    • *Portner, Dinah Berland: “Photography L.A., The Hot And The Cool,” L.A. Weekly, February 5-11
  • 1981 *Multicultural Focus–A Photography Exhibition for the Los Angeles Bicentennial, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, catalog
  • 1980
    • *Coleman, A.D.: “Hybridization: A Photographic Tradition,” Photofusion, Pratt Institute, New York, NY, catalog
    • *Hugunin, James: “Mocking Objects,” Afterimage, October, Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 12-15
    • *”The Altered Subject,” Quiver, no. 6, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
  • 1979
    • *Photography Year/1979 Edition, Time/Life Books Alexandria, VA
    • Wilson, William: “Perception: Field of View,” Los Angeles Times, May 30
  • 1978
    • *Artweek, December 8, Vol. 9, no. 42
    • *Insights/Contemporary Female Self-Portraits, David Godine Press, Boston
    • *Contemporary California Photography, Cameraworks Press, San Francisco, p. 53, catalog

Collections

  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
  • Art Museum, Princeton University
  • Bibliotheque National, Paris
  • Boston Museum of Fine Art, Massachusetts
  • Stephen Mindich, Boston Phoenix
  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
  • California Museum of Photograph, UC Riverside
  • Center George Pompideau, Paris
  • Erie Art Center, Erie, PA
  • Fleming Museum, University of Vermont
  • Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA
  • John Hechinger
  • Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan
  • S.A. Art Collection, Northern Illinois University
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
  • Seattle Art Museum
Gyan Shrosbree

Gyan Shrosbree

  • Assistant Professor of Art
  • Gyan Shrosbree has taught at Maharishi University of Management for six years

Gyan Shrosbree received her B.F.A. Degree from The Kansas City Art Institute in 1998 and her M.F.A. degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2000. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. She has been an artist-in-residence at The Vermont Studio Center, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Two Coats of Paint. Gyan is currently an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Fine Arts at Maharishi University. She lives and works in Fairfield, Iowa.

Education

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA, Painting and Drawing, May 2000
  • The Kansas City Art Institute, BFA, Painting and Drawing, May 1998
  • Bennington College, Theater/Fine Art, Fall 1992 – Spring 1994

Scholarships

  • 1999 – 2000 Robert H. Daisley Memorial Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • 1995 – 1998 Trustee Merit Scholarship, The Kansas City Art Institute

Teaching

  • Maharishi University, Painting Professor, Fairfield, IA 2011- Current
  • St Philips College, Art Department, San Antonio, TX 2009 – 2011

Public Art

  • ‘The Power to Stop Time’, Artpace San Antonio, Public Art Piece Installed in Irving Middle School, 2011, permanent installation.

Publications and Blogs

  • Lovey Town Space, Solo Show, Catalogue, essay interview with Michael Velliquette, essay by  Gaby Collins-Fernandez, published December 2016
  • Precog, Featured Artist, published August 2016
  • Maake Magazine featured artist, published August 2015
  • Maake Magazine, interview and online feature of work, May 2015
  • Painter’s Bread, interview and studio visit, January, 2015
  • “I Love You Because Your Pants Are Too Short”, essay by Brooke Chroman, catalog published by Prairie Lights Books
  • “The Suspects”, A book of 21 paintings by Gyan Shrosbree, essay by Claire Hoffman, Published By DEVIBOOK, 2010

Artist Residencies and Fellowships

  • Two Coats of Paint Residency, February, 2016
  • Yaddo, August 2015
  • The MacDowell Colony, June/July 2015
  • The Vermont Studio Center, January 2014

Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • Gyan Shrosbree, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, November – December (Solo)
  • A Tiny Rivulet in the Distant Forest, ArtStart, Curated by Michael Velliquette, Rhinelander, WI, May-August
  • Two Coats of Paint Resident Artist Group Show, NYSRP,  Curated by Sharon Butler, Brooklyn, NY, January-February

2016

  • The Glamour is Gone, Lovey Town Space, Madison, WI, October-December, (Solo)
  • Deal With It, Maake Magazine Group Exhibition, The Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA, August – October
  • Walk-In Closet, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA (September) (Solo)
  • Deutschland, Lovey Town Space, Madison, WI/Berlin,GE March/April
  • Faculty Show, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA February/March

2015

  • ‘Arranged Marriage’, Gyan Shrosbree And Surya Gied, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA September/October
  • The Ladies Association, Gyan Shrosbree/Joey Fauerso, ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA March – May

2014

  • Orphans in The Storm, Lovey Town Space, Curated by Michael Velliquette, Madison, WI September
  • Whimsy, Icon Gallery, Curated by Ken Dubin, Fairfield. IA May-July

2013

  • Slipping Glimpse, Curated by Surya Gied, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, Fairfield, IA November – December
  • What Resonates, 1522 St. Louis, Kansas City, MO September – December
  • The Joy of The Task Was Its Own Reward, Lovey Town Space, Curated by Michael Velliquette, Madison, WI September – October
  • I Love You Because Your Pants Are Too Short, Paintings By Gyan Shrosbree, Curated by Mary Laube, The Times Club, Iowa City, IA March

2012

  • A.I.R. Gallery 10th Biennial, New York, NY, Dec-Jan
  • Parallax Art Fair, New York, NY November
  • Gyan Shrosbree and James Shrosbree: New Paintings, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, November –January
  • “Put yourself in Her Shoes: Recent Drawings By Gyan Shrosbree”, The Beauty Shop, Fairfield, IA, October–November

2011

  • Faculty Show, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, December-February
  • Gyan Shrosbree Paintings and Drawings, Stacey Hill’s Space, San Antonio, TX April
  • Gyan Shrosbree and Joey Fauerso, Recent Work, Unity Gallery, Maharishi University, February – April

2010

  • The Suspects, Solo show in conjunction with book publication at FLIGHT Gallery, San Antonio, TX July – August
  • ‘Hey What’s on Your Mind’, Collaboration with Michael Velliquette and Jon Rappleye, present
  • ‘Power to Stop Time’, Public Art Piece Installed in Irving Middle School, Done with Artpace San Antonio, June – forever
  • ‘This is All Real’, show collaborating with Joey Fauerso and Leslie Frasier, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio, TX May – July

2009

  • ‘Home Coming’, Tim The Girl’s Gallery, San Antonio, TX Oct (solo show)
  • ‘Hey What’s on Your Mind?’, Parts & Labor, New York, NY February

2008

  • ‘Gyan Shrosbree Paintings’, Haus. Los Angeles, CA December (solo show)
  • ‘Want and Need’, Parts & Labor, New York, NY October
  • ‘The Possibility of Love With a Stranger’, Fake Space, Los Angeles CA October
  • ‘Hey Whats on Your Mind?’, Fake Space, Los Angeles CA September
  • “Red Dot”, Blue Star Contemporary. San Antonio, TX June

2007

  • “Shrosbree/muraceski”, The Santa Fe Art Colony, Los Angeles, CA May

2006

  • “9 Steps Closer To a New You”, Unity Gallery, MUM, Fairfield, IA. January (solo show)
  • “9 Steps Closer To A New You”, Shareen Downtown, Los Angeles, CA, June/July (solo show)

2005

  • Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY, September
  • “The Matzo Files”, Art Auction, New York, NY May
  • “I Loved My Bat”, The Bower, San Antonio, TX, February

2004

  • “The Matzo Files”, New York, NY, August
  • “My Pants As Your Shirt”, New York, NY, July
  • “Shrosbree”, Gallery 51, Fairfield, IA, April
  • “Cut”, Performance, Brooklyn NY, March

2003

  • “I am not Afraid Anymore”, Berrel Space, Brooklyn, NY, May
  • 8 x 10”, Arthouse, traveling exhibition

2002

  • “Stray Show,” Chicago, IL
  • “Fashion Place,” The Bower, San Antonio, TX, April (solo show)
  • “Trash Walk,” Performance, New York, NY, January

2001

  • “9/11,” Benefit Auction, Long Island City, NY, November
  • “Stitched,” Performance, Brooklyn, New York, August

2000

  • “Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Summer Exhibition,” Curated by Buzz Spector, Cranbrook ArtMuseum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, June – August
  • “Dress Rehearsal by Gyan,” Fashion Show, Cranbrook Academy of Art Student Degree Show Opening,Bloomfield Hills, MI, April 15th
  • “Cranbrook Academy of Art Student Degree Show,” Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, April- May
  • “Introductions,” Suzanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI, May (2-person show)
  • “Fashion Show by Gyan,” Performance, Suzanne Hilberry Gallery, Birmingham, MI, May
  • “The Life of A Princess”, Performance, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March
  • “Air Quotes,” Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March

1999

  • “Disposables by Gyan,” Fashion Show, Bloomfield Hills, MI, November
  • “Permission Fashions by Gyan,” Collaborative Space/Store with Tao Urban, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • “Permission Fashions Live,” Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, April
  • “Cus’ We Wanna,” Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, March
Dale Divoky

Dale Divoky

  • Associate Professor of Art
  • Dale Divoky has taught at  Maharishi University of Management for thirty-three years

“Maharishi University of Management students have a genuinely receptive attitude to the learning process. This promotes an unrestricted flow of knowledge and experience.”

 Education:

  • 1973 – BFA (painting/sculpture) Alfred University
  • 1976 – Became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation
  • 1978 to 1980 – Studied sculpture with John Clague: Cooper School of Art
  • 1980 to 1982 – Studied privately and assisted w/ John Clague

Teaching Experience:

  • 1984 to Present – Assistant Professor of Art, teaching courses in: Sculpture, 3-D Design, Drawing, Art and Nature, Environmental Art, Art of the Self and the BFA Studio/ Seminar Undergraduate Advisor Director of the BFA Studio/Seminar
  • 1997 – Outstanding Teacher Award
  • 2002 – Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Sculpture Workshops: 1990 to 1993 – Taught sculpture courses in portraiture for the National Foundation for Ceramic Education in:
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Cleveland, OH
    • Louisville, KY
    • St. Louis, MO
    • Anaheim, CA

Selected Works:

Commissions/Work in Public Places:

  • Meredith Building (Better Homes and Gardens), Des Moines, IA
  • New York State Capital, Albany, NY
  • Mario Lanza Museum, Philadelphia, PA
  • Smithsonian Institute (Natural History Hall), Washington DC
  • City of Fairfield, Fairfield, IA
  • University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, IA

Grants:

  • 1996- Iowa Arts Council for the Rose Labyrinth
  • 2003- Iowa Arts Council for Ceramic Beetles and Koi

Group Exhibits: 1996 – 2012

Invitational and Juried  – Throughout the US
* artwork currently on exhibit

  • Huntington Valley Gallery, Huntington, OH
  • Anita Singer Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • Adam Whitney Gallery, Omaha, NE
  • Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artists Exhibit
  • Americus Diamond Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • Argo Gallery, Cincinnati, OH *
  • Ceramic Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • Chait Gallery, Iowa City, IA *
  • Eclectic Eye, Davenport, IA *
  • Figi Museum Gallery, Davenport, IA
  • Icon Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • Mississippi Gallery, East Davenport, IA
  • Paragon Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • Sally Trout Gallery, Sarasota, FL *
  • Wallace Gallery of Fine Arts, Longboat Keys, FL
  • Unity Gallery, Fairfield IA
  • Teeple Hanson Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • Smithsonian Institute (2 Person Exhibit) – Ceramic Beetles

Solo Exhibits: 1996 – 2012

  • Argo Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Sally Trout Gallery, Sarasota, FL
  • Teeple Hanson Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines, IA
  • Gallery Downtown, Iowa City, IA
  • Unity Gallery, Fairfield, IA

Papers Presented on Maharishi’s Consciousness Based Education and Art: (1992- 95)

  • FATE (Foundations of Art Theory and Education)
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Richmond,VA
  • Colorado Springs, CO

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James Shrosbree

James Shrosbree

  • Professor of Art
  • Jim Shrosbree has taught at Maharishi University of Management for thirty-seven years

 

Jim Shrosbree’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (Midwest), a National Endowment for the Arts artist in residence grant, Iowa Arts Council Creative Artist grant, as well as two Residency Fellowships at the Yaddo Foundation, a Residency Fellowship at MacDowell Colony and Watershed Center for Ceramic Art. He has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous universities and art schools around the country.

Museum collections with his work include: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Des Moines Art Center, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu Museum of Contemporary Art, Mint Museum of Art.

Education

  • MFA, Ceramics, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
  • BFA, Painting and Drawing, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Paul Kotula Projects, Detroit, MI
  • 2011 Drake University, Immaterial/ Material, Des Moines, IA (Two person)
  • 2011 Mankato State University, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/Rolling, Mankato, MN
  • 2008 Paul Kotula Projects, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/ Suspension, Ferndale, MI
  • 2007 Iowa Contemporary, Zero+Suspension, Fairfield, IA
  • 2005 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/Distance, Sedalia, MO
  • 2004 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Jim Shrosbree, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta.CA
  • 2004 Des Moines Art Center, Jim Shrosbree: Zero/Distance, Des Moines, IA
  • 2003 I Space, (n) scale, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 Revolution, e9 gelling, Ferndale, MI
  • 2000 Revolution, Ultra / Modern, New York, NY
  • 1997 Revolution, Modern /Nature, Ferndale, MI
  • 1996 Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, New Wagner Gallery, IL
  • 1995 Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
  • 1995 Carolyn Ruff Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1994 Revolution, Kiss / Nature, Ferndale, MI
  • 1991 William Traver Gallery, Kiss / Nature, Seattle, WA
  • 1989 Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015  Boston Center for the Arts, 24th Drawing Show: Feelers, Boston, MA
    En Em Art Space, Off the Grid, Sacramento, CA
    Eli and Edyth Broad Museum, Conversations Around the Table: An Amerian Experience, East Lansing, MI
  • 2014 St. Ambrose University, FIZZ, Laurel Farrin/Jim Shrosbree, Davenport, IA
  • 2012 Paul Kotula Projects, Giving Time to Time, Ferndale, MI
  • 2012 U Mass, Dartmouth, Watershed Legends, Dartmouth , MA
  • 2012 Maharishi University, Gyan and Jim Shrosbree, Fairfield, IA
  • 2012 Sioux City Art Center, Legends Exhibition II
  • 2011 Meulensteen Gallery, Mind over Matter, NY, NY
  • 2010 Paul Kotula Projects, Edge: Heather McGill, Richard Rezac, Jim Shrosbree, Ferndale, MI
  • 2008 Paul Kotula Projects, Aqua Art (Miami), Miami, FL
  • 2007 Scripps National Ceramics Invitational, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
  • 2007 Paul Kotula Projects ‘Hump’, Ferndale, MI
  • 2006 Ash Street Project Space, Sensibility, Portland, OR
  • 2005 Revolution, Bevy, Ferndale, MI
  • 2004 Revolution, “10” a ten year anniversary exhibition, Ferndale, MI
  • 2002 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Five Fresh Voices, New York, NY
  • 2002 Revolution, Pas De Deux, Ferndale, MI
  • 2002 Byron Cohen Gallery, Fired Up, Kansas City, MO
  • 2002 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sculptural Clay Invitational, Sedalia, MO
  • 2001 Plattsburgh State University of NY, Ceramics: Cultural Connections, NY
  • 2001 Revolution, Ha Ha!!, Ferndale, MI
  • 2001 Jan Weiner Gallery, Clay, Kansas City, MO
  • 2000 Mint Museum of Art, Alan Chasanoff Collection Exhibition, Charlotte, NC
  • 2000 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Color and Fire, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2000 Ron Judish Fine Arts, Denver, CO
  • 1998 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1997 California College of Arts, , Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oakland, CA
  • 1997 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artists’ Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)
  • 1997 Revolution, Current/Occurrence, Ferndale, MI
  • 1995 Revolution, Nature, Ferndale, MI
  • 1994 Arkansas Art Center, Working in Other Dimensions: Drawings and Objects II, Little Rock, AK
  • 1994 Des Moines Art Ctr., Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1994 Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI
  • 1994 Aukland Museum of Art, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, NZ
  • 1993 William Traver Gallery, Clay 1993: A National Survey, Seattle, WA
  • 1993 Newark Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Newark, NJ
  • 1993 Everson Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Syracuse, NY
  • 1993 Des Moines Art Center, 1993 Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1993 Revolution, Detroit, MI
  • 1993 San Diego Museum of Art, NCECA Clay National (Traveling 93/94)
  • 1993 Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
  • 1992 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1992 Aukland Museum, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, New Zealand
  • 1992 U. of N. Iowa Museum, Field Effects: 11 Artists from Fairfield, Cedar Falls 1991
  • 1992 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)
  • 1990 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1989 Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986 Pro Art, St. Louis, MO
  • 1986 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1985 Martin Schweig Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • 1985 Pro Art, Figuratively Speaking, St. Louis, MO
  • 1984 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1984 Boston Museum School, Boston, MA, NCECA National Exhibition
  • 1984 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Clay 1984,: A National Survey, Seattle, WA
  • 1984 Nexus Gallery, NCECA Member’s Exhibition , Atlanta, GA
  • 1994 Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI
  • 1994 Aukland Museum of Art, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, NZ
  • 1993 William Traver Gallery, Clay 1993: A National Survey, Seattle, WA
  • 1993 Everson Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Syracuse, NY
  • 1993 Des Moines Art Center, 1993 Iowa Artist’s ’Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1993 Newark Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National Exhibition, Newark, NJ
  • 1993 Revolution, Detroit, MI
  • 1993 San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
  • 1992 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s’ Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1992 Aukland Museum, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, New Zealand
  • U. of N. Iowa Museum, Field Effects: 11 Artists from Fairfield, Cedar Falls
  • 1991 Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA (award)
  • 1990   Des Moines Art Center, Iowa Artist’s Exhibition, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986–1989 Olson-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986–1989 Pro Art, St. Louis, MO
  • 1986–1989 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1985 Martin Schweig Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • 1985 Pro Art, Figuratively Speaking, St. Louis, MO
  • 1984 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 1984 Boston Museum School, Boston, MA, NCECA National Exhibition
  • 1984 Traver-Sutton Gallery, Clay 1984,: A National Survey, Seattle, WA

Publications

  • 2011 Immaterial/Material, Drake University, essay by Lenore Metrick-Chen
  • 2009 David Lynch Foundation TV, Jim Shrosbree: Sculptor
  • 2007 Iowa Public Television, Master’s Series, Jim Shrosbree, 2007
  • 2007 Scripps College Ceramic Annual (catalog) Parafunctionality, essay, T.Hepburn
  • 2007 Jim Shrosbree, Zero / Distance, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO (catalog), essay by Lenore Metrick-Chen
  • 2004 JIM SHROSBREE, Zero/Distance, Des Moines Art Center, essay, Jeff Fleming
  • 2000 Color & Fire, Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramic, 1950–2000, Jo Lauria, Los Angeles County Museum of Art & Risoli Internatl. Publications, Inc)
  • 2000 Glimpse of the Invisible, James Shrosbree, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, (catalog statement/photo)
  • 1996 “Ceramics, Art and Perception,” A Means to Realise Matter, The Work of James Shrosbree, Issue #25
  • 1995 College Art Association, Abstracts, The Unseen Nature of Art, Jim Shrosbree, 83rd Annual Conference

Reviews

  • 2008 “Detroit Metro Times”, Spirit Away, An artistic exploration of the fourth dimension, by Lynn Crawford, Feb 6
  • 2003 “Chicago Tribune,” Jim Shrosbree’s spellbinding sculptural work, Alan G, Artner, Nov 21 2003
  • 2003 “Chicago Reader,” Interpretive Dances, Fred Camper
  • 2002 “Detroit Free Press,” A new look at an old world, Keri Guten Cohen, Sun, May 5
  • 2002 “Kansas City Star,” The Power of Clay, by Kate Hackman, Sun, Dec 17
  • 1998 “World Sculpture News,” James Shrosbree at Revolution, T. Wojtas, summer
  • 1998 “New Art Examiner,” James Shrosbree, by Dora Apel, April
  • 1995 “Consciousness and Community”, essay by Lesley Wright & Mark Petrick
  • 1995 “Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object,” Catalog Essay, Elaine Levin
  • 1996 “Ceramics Monthly,” James Shrosbree, Tony Merino, January
  • 1995 “American Ceramics,” Exhibitions—James Shrosbree, Dennis Nawrocki, 12/1
  • 1994 “Arkansas Art Center,” Working in Other Dimensions : Drawings and Objects II, catalog, Alan DuBois
  • 1994 “Detroit Free Press,” Ceramic Sculptor Goes for the Heart, Marsha Myro, Sept. 23
  • 1993 “American Craft,” Pacific Connections: NCECA in San Diego, Tony Hepbrn, June/July
  • 1993 “Art Papers,” 1993 NCECA Exhibition, Tony Merino, July/Aug
  • 1992 “Iowa Artist’s1992.” catalog, Des Moines Art Center, Quiet Moments in the Competitive World of 1992, Holiday T. Day
  • 1989 American Ceramics” Exhibitions—Jim Shrosbree, V. Gartley, v.7/2

Conference Activities

  • 2015 National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA, Jim Melchert: INCUBATOR OF THOUGHT, ISB GALLERY, RISD, Providence, RI, discussant and co-organizer
  • 2000 Des Moines Art Center, Art in the 21st Century, panel presentation, Des Moines, IA
  • 2000 National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), A Glimpse of the Invisible, panel discussion, Denver, CO
  • 1994 College Art Association, The Unseen Nature of Art, Presentation on panel: Denying the Narrative: Finding New Meaning in Art, San Antonio, TX
  • 1987 Maharishi International University, Educating Artists in Iowa, speakers from; Univ. of Iowa, Iowa State Univ., University of Northern Iowa, Maharishi International University (panelist)
  • 1984 NCECA, Boston Univ., Self-Sufficiency in the Learning Process, 20 American Clay Artists: 1984, audio-visual presentation by G. Kleinsmith, Pompidou Center (Paris), Municipal Ceramics (Athens), Heraklton Cultural Center (Crete), Topkapi Palace Istanbul)

Selected Visiting Artist Lectures

  • 2016   Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • 2015   Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
  • 2014 St. Ambrose University, Davenport , IA
  • 2012 Drake University, Des Moines , IA
  • 2011 Drake University, Des Moines , IA
  • 2009 Mankato State University, Mankato, MN
  • 2009 Drake University, Des Moines, IA
  • 2006 Kansas University, Lawrence, KS
  • 2006 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 2004 Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • 2002 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • 2002 University of California, Davis, Davis , CA
  • 2001 Penn State University, State College, PA
  • 1999 New York University, New York, NY
  • 1999 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • 1997 Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • 1996 University of Missouri, Columbia
  • 1996 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • 1995 University of Nebraska,, Lincoln, NE
  • 1995 University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 1994 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1994 University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • 1994 Winona State Uniiversity, Winona, WI
  • 1993 Des Moines Print Club, Des Moines Art Center, IA
  • 1993 Des Moines Art Center, Artist’s Talks, Des Moines, IA
  • 1986 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Grants

  • 2014 University of iowa, Museum of Art, awarded sculpture commission to be installed in Library Commons, University of Iowa
  • 2012 Yaddo Art Colony, residency scholarship, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2000 Iowa Arts Council, Artists’ Developmental Grant
  • 2000 Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, residency fellowship
  • 1993 NEA / Arts Midwest Fellowship
  • 1988 Iowa Arts Council, Creative Artist’s Grant
  • 1975 NEA / Idaho Commission on the Arts

Selected Public Collections

  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
  • Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
  • University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, HI
  • Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
  • Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
  • Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
  • Boise Museum of Art, Boise, ID