Sculpture Head, Professor of Art

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M.F.A. Ohio University, 1993
B.F.A. State University of New York at Brockport, 1991

Mr. Stewart teaches all sculpture classes as well as 3 Dimensional Design.

Associate Professor of Sculpture – James Madison University; Fall 2002 – present
Teaching includes all levels of undergraduate sculpture, graduate studies in sculpture, 3D Foundations, cross disciplinary Special Topics courses, including Thinking Drawing Building, Art In the Social Sphere, and (re)Shaping Space. Other responsibilities include Sculpture area coordinator, responsibilities include metals studio, plaster room, sculpture courtyard, general work area, mac lab, and digital lab, graduate and undergraduate advising, and coordinator of the JMU Public Sculpture Invitational.

FLAG committee
PAC Committee
Graduate Faculty
Search Committees Ceramics, Foundations, Fibers, Director

Lecturer of Art – State University of New York at Brockport; Spring 1997 – Spring 2002
Teaching included Introductory and Advanced Sculpture, Advanced Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Mixed Media, and Visual Art Experience

Lecturer of Art – State University of New York at Geneseo; Spring 1999 – Spring 2002
Teaching included Drawing and Multiple Perspectives in Art

Instructor of Art – Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York; Fall 1998 – Spring 2002
Teaching included 2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing

Instructor of Art – Buffalo State College; Fall 1998
Taught Fundamentals of Design as part of foundations program 

Graduate Teaching Assistantship – Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; Fall 1991 – Spring 1993

Who Names The Dead Things – Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University; July 2015

The Disappearance Of An Idea – Willow Run Farm, Harrisonburg, Virginia; August 2014

Choice of Terrain/The Divided Line/ Futile Fruit, Three Caves –University of Alabama Huntsville; April 2013

On the Edge is Decorated with Carvings, Grand Central Arts, Los Angeles, California; October 2011

Engine Of Bones Man The Handyman, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; June 2011

Meat Not Taken, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, South Carolina; November 2010

Beast or By-Product: Food Shelter Clothing. Dean Project Space, New York City; May 2009           

Tools For An Upright Animal, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia; January 2009

Drought Sympathy, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; April 2008

Trace Connector,  Mercer Gallery, Rochester, New York; January 2007

Trace Extender, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont; January 2006 

Chunk Fringe Branching Plot, Hass Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; September 2004

Tangents and Other Possibilities, 1708 Gallery, (Gallery II), Richmond, Virginia; September 2002 

Heart Wake RhythmYaffe and Ruden, New York, New York; November 2000

Things, Adams Gallery, Buffalo, New York; April 2000

McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio; March 2000

Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York; December 1999

University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts; April 1999

Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College; February 1998

University Gallery, Nazareth College; October 1997

Tower Fine Arts, Brockport, New York; February 1994

Spitlzer Art Center, Harrisonburg, VA; October 2015
With Rob Mertens, Stephanie Williams, Danielle O’Brien, and Braxton Congrove

Library For The School, Thomas Harrison Middle School, Harrisonburg, VA; May 2015
With Jon Henry and students from THMS

CSA Pears, Community Supported Arts Program, Harrisonburg, VA; June 2015

Capitalist Kitchens, Flux Factory, Long Island City, New York; December 2014
With Walker Tufts

Artpark, Lewiston, NY; June 2013
With Bill Stewart

Every Word Was Once An Animal, Five Myles Exhibition and Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY; December 2012
With Dymph De Wild

Plastic Drift, Clementine, Harrisonburg, VA; February 2010
With J. Walker Tufts

Flexible Geography, Harrisonburg, VA; Summer 2009
With Cyndi Gusler, Scott Keen, and Others.           

Mobile Unit Corn Production Extended, Harrisonburg, VA; July 2008
With Cyndi Gusler and others      

Topovehicles, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY; September 2007

Drawing From/For The Everyday: Experimaental Practices in Drawing, Mercer Gallery, Rochester, NY; April 2007
An installation with Spurse

Moving Site (a food project with spurse), New England Foundation on the Arts, Bellows Falls, VT, Cambridge MA, New Haven, CT; January 2006

The Lost Meeting House, Abington Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvia; August 2005
Contributor to J. Morgan Puett with SPURSE and others                      

Sans Terre: a Temporary Institution for the Investigation of Urbanism, part of the Interventionists: Art In The Social Sphere, curated by Nato Thompson, Mass MOCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; May 2004
An installation with artist collective Spurse

Haeceitas/Quaestiones/Qoulibetales: Settling In, Question, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, New York; November 2003
An installation with artist collective Spurse

Incompossibilities, Oswego Civic Center, Oswego, New York; September 2003
Bartow, Lendeck, Metzger, Stewart

Light Is Water, Performed by Hendrick Dance Project; December 2000

 …questions?, Black Box Theatre, Rochester, New York, School of the Arts, Rochester, New York; June 2000
Performed by Hendrick Dance Project

Fragments and Found Poems, an installation in collaboration with advanced Sculpture students at School Of The Arts, Rochester, New York; October 1999

New York City Street Project, several small installations at various sites around Manhattan and Brooklyn; July 1999

Rochester Street Project, several small installations at various sites around downtown Rochester, New York; August 1999

Language Rhythm, installation at Kerouac Memorial Park, Lowell, Massachusetts; April 1999

Music Without Sound, Gallery Underground, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; September 2015

Photography Through the Centuries, Capitol One, Richmond, VA; June 2015

In the Round, Arts Council, Harrisonburg, VA; May 2015

Fashion Week New York, Sibley Building, Rochester, NY; On The Edge Is Decorated With Carvings; October 2014

The American Landscape, Five Myles Exhibition and Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY; December 2012

Divergent Visions, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA; January 2012

Acquired Taste, Begovich Galllery, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA; October 2011 

Bluesphere Art Expo, Halsey Institute, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC; November 2010

Mobile Media Lab, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University; June 2010

Other Gardens, Montreal, Quebec, in conjunction with launch of Public 41: Gardens. Curated by Erin Despard and Monika Kin Gagon; June 2010

Harvest, The Bridge Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia; October 2009

State of Play, Capitol One, Richmond, VA; October 2009

Exploring Pop: A Western Fantasy, Homesteader series, Al Sabah Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emerits; June 2009

Queens International Express, Queens, New York. Several mobile garden plots located in various sites in Long Island City, Queens; May 2009

Exporting Pop: A Western Fantasy, Homesteader series, Al Sabah Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait; May 2009

Synthetic Experiments, Jane Harstook Gallery. Two-person Exhibition with Chad Curtis; October 2008

Confrontational Ceramics, Westchester Council on the Arts, Curated by Judith Schwartz; October 2008

Exploring Pop: A Western Fantasy, Dean Project Space, New York, New York; March 2008

Departures, Dean Project Space, New York, New York; September 2007

Trace Components, State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY; September 2007

Reality Show II, Peninsula Center for the Arts, Newprt News, VA; September 2007

Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY. In conjunction with SOFA, NY; June 2007

Circa PR, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Represented by Dean Project; March 2007

Olin Gallery, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania; February 2007

Scope Art, Miami, Florida. Represented by Dean Project; December 2006

Exit Art. New York, New York. Groundswell Benefit Exhibition; September 2006

Dada Domestique, University Gallery, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, New York; September 2006

Think Small, Art 6, Richmond, Virginia; November 2005

Groundswell Benefit, Artist’s Space, New York, New York; June 2005

Suprastructures, Artspace, Richmond, Virginia, with Paul Bartow; November 2004

Maker Mentor, Rochester Contemporary, with Bill Stewart; October 2004

Groundswell II, White Columns, New York, New York; May 2004

Groundswell, White Columns, New York, New York; May 2003    

Stories Without Words, Rockefeller Art Center, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, New York; February 2003

Landmarks, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio; July 2001

Chautauqua Center For the Visual Arts; July 2001

Elizabeth Museum, Rochester, New York, exhibition of installation artists; September 2000

Gateway, inc., Rochester, New York; October 1999

Finger Lakes Biennial, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York; May 1999

Upton Gallery, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York; November 1998

Tower Fine Arts, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York; November 1998

Genesee Valley Sculpture InvitationalLederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York; September 1998

Sonnenberg Gardens, Rochester, New York; July 1998

Made In New YorkScweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York; June 1998

Emerging Artist Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut; May 1998

City Without Walls, Newark, New Jersey; November 1996

Adams Gallery, Buffalo, New York; September 1995

University Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, New York; May 1995

Modus OperandiTextile Art Center, Chicago, IL; April 1995

Renewed TasksSchool of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; July 1994

Cox Fine Art Center, Columbus, Ohio; June 1993

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Juried by Anne Hamilton; April 1993

Finger Lakes ExhibitionMemorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York; April 1993

MFA Thesis ExhibitionSeigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; March 1993

Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia; February 1993

GRANTS AND AWARDS                       
Nominated for Impact Award for Teaching; 2015

Faculty Professional Development Grant; 2013

Faculty Professional Development Grant; 2012

James Madison University Distinguished Scholar Award; 2011

Residency at Grand Central Arts, Los Angeles, CA; 2011

Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France; 2011

Residency at Redux Center for Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC; 2010

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Sculpture; 2010        

Arts Council of The Valley Artist Grant, Harrisonburg, VA; 2009

Faculty Research Grant, James Madison University; 2007

Faculty Development Grant, James Madison University; 2006

Faculty Development Grant, James Madison University; 2005

New York Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Stipend; 2001
(a grant used to support work for an exhibition at SPACES in Cleveland, Ohio)

Aesthetic Education Institute of Rochester, New York; 2000
(a grant used to support an arts program for inner city Rochester)

Virginia Tech; November 2015

George Mason University; November 2014

University of Alabama Huntsville; April 2013

Five Myles Exhibition and Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY; December 2012

Madison Scholar Presentation, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; November 2011

Redux Center for Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC; November 2010

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; April 2010

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; April 2010

East Coast Sculpture Exchange, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Spring 2008
(A week-long campus residency)

State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, New York; September 2007

Washington and Jefferson University, Washington, Pennsylvania; February 2007

Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York; January 2007

Firehouse, Burlington, Vermont; January 2006

Columbia University, New York, New York, symposium “Urban Mobilities”; November 2005

Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; September 2004

Kansas City Art Institute; April 2001

SUNY Oswego; March 2001

McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio; March 2000

Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York; December 1999

SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York; April 1999

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts; Apri 1999

Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York; March 1998

SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York; December 1997

“Other Gardens” – Public 41: Gardens. Montreal, Quebec. June 2010

“Synthetic Experiments” – Ceramics Monthly, January 2009

“Art Mutants” –  New York Press, New York, NY. Wednesday,  November 12 2008

“Multiple Dimensions” – the Post-Standard/Stars, Syracuse, New York, September 2006

“Food For Thought, a new exhibit lets you have your art and eat it too” Elle, Art Spotlight, March 2006

“Fantasies and the Familiar at The Firehouse” – Vermont Times Argus, Burlington, VT, January 22, 2006 – Anne Galloway

“Best Bets – Constructing Realities” – Burlington Free Press, Burlington, VT,  January 19, 2006

“Hometown Of Utopias And Dissent” – New York Times, July 23 2004, Holland Carter

“Urban Sprawl” – Haber’s Art Review, winter 2003

“Dress To Impress” – Selvedge, Sept. –Oct. 2005

“Constructing Realities” – Shelburne News, Burlington, VT, December 15, 2005

“Maker Mentor” – Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, October 2005

“Littering the Landscape with Jumbled Fragments” – The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH, July 2001, Dan Tranberg

“Random Marks” – Cleveland Free Times, July 11, 2001, Douglas Max Utter

“Black Celebration” – City (Rochester, NY) December 6, 2000 – Herbert Simpson

“Materials, Substance, Form,…To Last Or Not To Last” – Art New England, August/September 1999, Karen Van Meenan

“The Heart Of Life” – The Sun (Lowell, Mass.), April 1999 - Otto Peter Erbar

“The Art Endurance Test” – City (Rochester, NY), April 1999 - Ron Netsky

“Manhattanville Exhibit” – Greenwich Times (Greenwich, CT) February 22, 1998

“It’s the Real Thing” – The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ), October 13, 1996

“Seeds Of Renwewal” – John Worden, The Democrat and Chronicle, (Rochester, NY), February 28, 1994  

Teacher, James Madison University Summer Art Program; Summer 2003
Sculpture classes for local Harrisonburg High School Students

Teacher/Visual Arts Coordinator, Aesthetic Education Institute, Rochester, New York; 2000-2001
A community grant program for inner city youth

Teacher, New York State Summer School for the Arts; 2000-2002
Responsibilities included teaching Sculpture and Mixed Media to High School Students

Studio Assistant, Nancy Jurs Studios, Rochester, New York; Winter 1994
Responsible for building large scale ceramic sculpture, glazing, firing kilns, and general studio maintenance

Studio Assistant, Thomas Markusen Metalsmithing Studio, Kendall, New York; Fall 1994
Involved in all aspects of studio production

David Klahn, inc., (bronze casting foundry), Athens, Ohio; 1991-1993
Involved in all aspects of studio production

Studio Assistant, Rochester International Airport Project; Summer 1989


Collodion tintype made in collaboration with Rebecca Silberman


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