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Statement

November 2007

When I see yellow-white light falling onto a bowl and plum on a windowsill, I am engaged in a hunt. I hunt the place between the bowl and plum and windowsill and my vision. I hunt for the overlapping energies of what is seen and what is not seen, patterns that evolve through a dialectic of order with seeming chaos that evolves into a new order. This new order is what I am after.

I am intrigued with how the purely formal issues of transcribing volumes in space onto a two-dimensional surface can begin to describe the location of this energy between the seen and unseen and its resulting form. Positive/negative shapes, real/implied lines, structure/fragmentation shown through color and light in oil become the surface that holds the energy.

I am interested in the process of seeing and my way of working is greatly influenced by Modernism and the Western tradition of painting. My work is most influenced by Cezanne, Morandi and Bonnard. I am also interested in the process of feeling the forms and spaces and in aligning myself with the intrinsic quality of things, a more Eastern way of being. I am concerned with the intentional dialogue between empty/full, interior/exterior, tearing down/building up, still-life/landscape, shape/line. My consistent quest is for painting with a grand unity of moving relationships which can only result from the resolution of disunity.

Bio

Education

1997
MFA, Painting and Drawing
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina
1984
MPD, Visuals Concentration
School of Design
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
1975
MEd, Counseling
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1972
BS, Art Education
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina

Other Training

1998
Vermont Studio Center
Johnson, Vermont
1994
The Complete Facilitator
Interaction Associates, Inc.
San Francisco, California
1994
Basic Mediation Training
The Dispute Settlement Center of Durham, Inc.
Durham, North Carolina

Honors

1998
Vermont Studio Center Artist’s Grant
1997-98
Durham Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant
1995-97
UNCG Teaching Assistantship
1984
Outstanding Graduate Student Award
1984
NCSU Teaching Assistantship
1974
UNC Teaching Assistantship
1972
Delta Sigma Phi Honor Society
1969
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
1969
President, Delta Gamma Drama Society
1967
National Beta Club

Experience

1998-2000/2001-Present
Adjunct Professor, Department of Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
2004
Juror, National Bank of South Carolina Oil Painters’ Open Invitational, Sumter Gallery of Art Sumter, South Carolina
2000-2001
Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina
2000
Artist-in-Residence, Elon College, North Carolina
1990-1998
Visual Designer(On leave-of-absence 1995-1997, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
1995-1997
Teaching Assistantship, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
1987-1990
Graphic Design Coordinator, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
1985-1987
Design Director, The UNC Center for Public Television, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
1984-1985
Graphic Designer Duke University Durham, North Carolina
1984
Teaching Assistantship School of Design North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina
1982-1984
Graphic Designer Instructional Materials Production Center North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina
1974-1981
Art Teacher Durham County Schools Durham, North Carolina

Solo Shows

2006
Durham Art Guild Durham, North Carolina May 25 - July 9
Hodges Taylor Gallery Charlotte, North Carolina January 6 - February 24
2005
Lee Hansley Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina April 7 - May 11
2004
Magnolia Grill Durham, North Carolina January - February
2003
Christa Faut Gallery Cornelius, North Carolina April 4 - May 1

Theatre Art Galleries High Point, North Carolina February 22 - March 28

2001
Louise Jones Brown Gallery Duke University May 23 - June 30
2000
Somerhill Gallery Chapel Hill, North Carolina April 23 - May 19
Elon College Elon College, North Carolina February - April
1999
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina August - December
Young Harris College Young Harris, Georgia March - April
1997
MFA Thesis Exhibition Weatherspoon Art Gallery University of North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina May 4 - July 13
1995
The Office of Mayor Sylvia Kerckhoff Durham, North Carolina January - February
1994
Durham Technical Community College Library Durham, North Carolina August 1994 - January 1995
Durham Art Guild Durham, North Carolina January - February

Special Exhibitions, Juried Shows and Awards

2007
Summer Show bsgmodern Atlanta, Georgia July 13 - August 13
2006
Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 3 - 31
2005
100 under 500, 50 under 1000 Lee Hansley Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina November 27 - December 31
Twenty-Seventh Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition Juror: Douglas Fogle, Senior Curator Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina March 6 - April 4
Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands Jurors: Beth Grabowski, UNC Chapel Hill, John Bloedom, Durham, North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina February 19 - 27
Emerging Artists Retrospective Durham Arts Council December 16, 2004 - February 5
2004
Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 5 - 31
100 under 500 Lee Hansley Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina November 21 - December 31
50th Annual Juried Show Durham Art Guild Juror: Carrie Przybilla, Adjunct Curator High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia Durham, North Carolina November 12 - December 16
Abstraction Lee Hansley Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina July 15 - August 21
Award of Distinction The Triangle’s Best Art Jurors: McDonald Bane, Lee Hansley, Jerry Jackson Lee Hansley Gallery Raleigh, North Carolina March 5 - 31
Twenty-Sixth Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition Juror: Jeff Fleming, Senior Curator Des Moines Art Center Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina February 29 - April 4
Meredith College Art Faculty Exhibition Meymandi Hall Raleigh, North Carolina February - April
2003
Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 1 - 31
Holiday Show Somerhill Gallery Chapel Hill, NC December 1 - 31
49th Annual Juried Show Durham Art Guild Juror: Fay Gold Durham, North Carolina November 7 - December 31
David Shannon Purchase Award An American Experience 2003: A National Juried Arts Competition Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Juror: Will South, Curator of Collections, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC Greensboro Winston-Salem, North Carolina October 23 - November 29
Live Art Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina May 15
Art Gala Theatre Art Galleries High Point, North Carolina May 2
Twenty-Fifth Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition Juror: Cheryl Brutvan, Curator of Contemporary Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina March 9 - April 6
2002
Blackman and Sloop Award 2002 Open Juried Exhibition Horace Williams House Juror: Will South, Curator of Collections, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC Greensboro Chapel Hill, North Carolina May 26 - July 4
Meredith College Art Faculty Exhibition Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina April - August
2002 Holiday Show Somerhill Gallery Chapel Hill, NC December 1 - 31
2002 Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 1 - 31
Working Drawings Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina February 15 - June 9
2001
2001 Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 1 - 31
2001 Holiday Show Somerhill Gallery Chapel Hill, NC December 1 - 31
2000
Meredith College Art Faculty Exhibition Lincoln Center New York, New York May - June
2000 Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 7 - 31
Twenty-Second Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center Juror: Charles Hinman Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina February 27, 2000 - April 16
1999
1999 Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 4 - 31
45th Annual Juried Show Durham Art Guild Juror: Kathleen Harwood Durham, North Carolina November 4 - December 5
A Sense of Place National Juried Arts Competition Associated Artists of Winston-Salem Juror: David Charles Swoyer Winston-Salem, North Carolina September 16 - October 16, Wake Forest University Fall Exhibition
Still Life Paintings Invitational Exhibit Somerhill Gallery Chapel Hill, North Carolina June 20 - August 9
Meredith College Art Faculty Exhibition Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina May - August
Twenty-First Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists Exhibition Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center Juror: Lee Hall Meredith College Raleigh, North Carolina February 28- April 18
1998
Art on Paper Exhibition Weatherspoon Art Gallery Juror: Laura Hoptman, Assistant Curator of Drawing at The Museum of Modern Art, New York University of North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina November 8, 1998 - January 10, 1999
1998 Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 6 - 31
Wright State University Art Galleries Drawing from Perception II Juror: Rackstraw Downes Dayton, Ohio April 5 - May 10
1997
1997 Winter Show Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro, North Carolina December 6 - 31
1996
42nd Annual Juried Show Durham Art Guild Juror: Mitchell Kahan, Director Akron Museum of Art Durham, North Carolina November 1996 - January 1997
1994
Juror’s Choice Award- 10th Annual Women’s Center Show Jurors: Geraldine Nager, Sotheby’s, Suzanne Gauthier, Tiffany & Co., and Gerald Bender Chapel Hill, North Carolina March 1994
1993
Juror’s Choice Award 9th Annual Women’s Center Show Jurors: Rebecca Butler, Margaret DeMott, Kristine Stiles Chapel Hill, North Carolina March 1993
1992
Arete Gallery Two-person show with Lisa Creed Durham, North Carolina September - November
Juror’s Choice Award 8th Annual Women’s Center Show Jurors: Nancy Tuttle May, Jane Tyndall Chapel Hill, North Carolina March
1991
37th Annual Juried Show Durham Art Guild Juror: Sarah Faunce, Curator and Chair Department of Painting and Sculpture Brooklyn Museum Durham, North Carolina November 1991 - January 1992

Other Exhibitions

  • Durham Art Guild Members Annual Show Durham, North Carolina 1997 - 2004
  • Open Studio Durham, North Carolina November 20 - 21, 1998

  • New Art in the Triangle Duke University Museum of Art Duke University Durham, North Carolina July - August 1997

  • All Student Art Exhibition Mclver Gallery University of North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina April 1996

  • One Night Stand--—Drawing, painting and sculpture by selected UNCG Art Department graduate students Greensboro, North Carolina December 1996

  • Transforming Ideas into Painting Group show of Sarah Walker’s students The ArtsCenter Carrboro, North Carolina May - June 1994

  • Transforming Ideas into Painting Group show of Sarah Walker’s students The ArtsCenter Carrboro, North Carolina December 1992 - January 1993

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