Sculpture Head, Professor of Art

stewargk@jmu.edu

Contact Info

STUDIO COLLABORTIVE PORTAIT PROJECT
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Collodion tintype made in collaboration with Rebecca Silberman
 
Education
  • M.F.A., Ohio University, 1993
  • B.F.A., State University of New York at Brockport, 1991
Areas of Expertise

Stewart teaches all sculpture classes as well as 3-Dimensional Design and cross-disciplinary special-topics courses, including Thinking Drawing Building, Art In the Social Sphere, and (re)Shaping Space. As sculpture area coordinator, his responsibilities include metals studio, plaster room, sculpture courtyard, general work area, mac and digital labs, graduate and undergraduate advising, and coordinating the JMU Public Sculpture Invitational.

Grants And Awards 
  • Nominated for Impact Award for Teaching, 2015
  • Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2013
  • Faculty Professional Development Grant, 2012
  • JMU Distinguished Scholar Award, 2011
  • Residency at Grand Central Arts, Los Angeles, 2011
  • Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2011
  • Residency at Redux Center for Contemporary Art, Charleston, S.C., 2010
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, 2010        
  • Arts Council of The Valley Artist Grant, Harrisonburg, Va., 2009
  • Faculty Research Grant, JMU, 2007
  • Faculty Development Grant, JMU, 2006
  • Faculty Development Grant, JMU, 2005
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Stipend, 2001 (a grant used to support work for an exhibition at SPACES in Cleveland)
  • Aesthetic Education Institute of Rochester, N.Y., 2000 (a grant used to support an arts program for inner-city Rochester)
Professional Experience
  • 2002-present: Associate Professor of Sculpture, James Madison University
  • Spring 1997 – Spring 2002: Lecturer of Art, State University of New York at Brockport (introductory and advanced sculpture, advanced drawing, 2d design, 3d design, mixed media and visual art experience)
  • Spring 1999 – Spring 2002: Lecturer of Art, State University of New York at Geneseo (drawing and multiple perspectives in art)
  • Fall 1998 – Spring 2002: Instructor of Art, Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y. (2D design, 3D design and drawing
  • Fall 1998: Instructor of Art, Buffalo State College (fundamentals of design as part of foundations program) 
  • Fall 1991 – Spring 1993: Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Related Experience
  • Teacher, JMU Summer Art Program, summer 2003 (sculpture classes for local Harrisonburg high school students)
  • Teacher/Visual Arts Coordinator, Aesthetic Education Institute, Rochester, N.Y., 2000-2001 (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, N.Y., winter 1994 (responsible for building large scale ceramic sculpture, glazing, firing kilns and general studio maintenance)
  • Studio Assistant, Thomas Markusen Metalsmithing Studio, Kendall, N.Y., 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
One-Person Exhibitions 
  • Who Names The Dead Things – Sawhill Gallery, JMU, July 2015
  • The Disappearance Of An Idea – Willow Run Farm, Harrisonburg, Va., 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, October 2011
  • Engine Of Bones Man The Handyman, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Va., June 2011
  • Meat Not Taken, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, S.C., 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, Va., January 2009
  • Drought Sympathy, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., April 2008
  • Trace Connector,  Mercer Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., January 2007
  • Trace Extender, Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vt., January 2006 
  • Chunk Fringe Branching Plot, Hass Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Penn., September 2004
  • Tangents and Other Possibilities, 1708 Gallery, (Gallery II), Richmond, Va., September 2002 
  • Heart Wake Rhythm, Yaffe and Ruden, N.Y., November 2000
  • Things, Adams Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., April 2000
  • McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, March 2000
  • Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y., December 1999
  • University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Mass., April 1999
  • Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, February 1998
  • University Gallery, Nazareth College, October 1997
  • Tower Fine Arts, Brockport, N.Y., February 1994
Collaborative Projects
  • Spitzer 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, N.Y., December 2014 (with Walker Tufts)
  • Artpark, Lewiston, N.Y., June 2013 (with Bill Stewart)
  • Every Word Was Once An Animal, Five Myles Exhibition and Performance Space, Brooklyn, N.Y., 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, N.Y., September 2007
  • Drawing From/For The Everyday: Experimental Practices in Drawing, Mercer Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., April 2007 (an installation with SPURSE)
  • Moving Site, New England Foundation on the Arts, Bellows Falls, Vt., Cambridge, Mass., New Haven, Conn., January 2006 (a food project with SPURSE)
  • The Lost Meeting House, Abington Art Center, Philadelphia, 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, Mass., May 2004 (an installation with artist collective SPURSE)
  • Haeceitas/Quaestiones/Qoulibetales: Settling In, Question, SUNY Oswego, N.Y., November 2003 (an installation with artist collective SPURSE)
  • Incompossibilities, Oswego Civic Center, Oswego, N.Y., September 2003 (Bartow, Lendeck, Metzger, Stewart)
  • Light Is Water, Performed by Hendrick Dance Project, December 2000
  •  …questions?, Black Box Theatre, School of the Arts, Rochester, N.Y., 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, N.Y., 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, N.Y., August 1999
  • Language Rhythm, installation at Kerouac Memorial Park, Lowell, Mass., April 1999
Group Exhibitions
  • Music Without Sound, Gallery Underground, JMU, 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, N.Y., On The Edge Is Decorated With Carvings, October 2014
  • The American Landscape, Five Myles Exhibition and Performance Space, Brooklyn, N.Y., December 2012
  • Divergent Visions, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, Va., January 2012
  • Acquired Taste, Begovich Galllery, Cal State Fullerton, Calif., October 2011 
  • Bluesphere Art Expo, Halsey Institute, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., 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, Va., October 2009
  • State of Play, Capitol One, Richmond, Va., October 2009
  • Exploring Pop: A Western Fantasy, Homesteader series, Al Sabah Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 2009
  • Queens International Express, N.Y. 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, N.Y., March 2008
  • Departures, Dean Project Space, N.Y., September 2007
  • Trace Components, State University of New York at Geneseo, N.Y., September 2007
  • Reality Show II, Peninsula Center for the Arts, Newport News, Va., September 2007
  • Garth Clark Gallery, N.Y. In conjunction with SOFA, N.Y., June 2007
  • Circa PR, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Represented by Dean Project, March 2007
  • Olin Gallery, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Penn., February 2007
  • Scope Art, Miami. Represented by Dean Project, December 2006
  • Exit Art. N.Y. Groundswell Benefit Exhibition, September 2006
  • Dada Domestique, University Gallery, Cazenovia College, N.Y., September 2006
  • Think Small, Art 6, Richmond, Va., November 2005
  • Groundswell Benefit, Artist’s Space, N.Y., June 2005
  • Suprastructures, Artspace, Richmond, Va., with Paul Bartow, November 2004
  • Maker Mentor, Rochester Contemporary, with Bill Stewart, October 2004
  • Groundswell II, White Columns, N.Y., May 2004
  • Groundswell, White Columns, N.Y., May 2003    
  • Stories Without Words, Rockefeller Art Center, SUNY Fredonia, N.Y., February 2003
  • Landmarks, SPACES, Cleveland, July 2001
  • Chautauqua Center For the Visual Arts, July 2001
  • Elizabeth Museum, Rochester, N.Y., exhibition of installation artists, September 2000
  • Gateway, inc., Rochester, N.Y., October 1999
  • Finger Lakes Biennial, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., May 1999
  • Upton Gallery, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, N.Y., November 1998
  • Tower Fine Arts, SUNY Brockport, N.Y., November 1998
  • Genesee Valley Sculpture Invitational, Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, New York, September 1998
  • Sonnenberg Gardens, Rochester, N.Y., July 1998
  • Made In New York, Scweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, N.Y., June 1998
  • Emerging Artist Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Conn., May 1998
  • City Without Walls, Newark, N.J., November 1996
  • Adams Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y., September 1995
  • University Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., May 1995
  • Modus Operandi, Textile Art Center, Chicago, April 1995
  • Renewed Tasks, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., July 1994
  • Cox Fine Art Center, Columbus, Ohio, June 1993
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, Juried by Anne Hamilton, April 1993
  • Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, N.Y., April 1993
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, March 1993
  • Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, W. Va., February 1993
Lectures And Symposia
  • Virginia Tech, November 2015
  • George Mason University, November 2014
  • University of Alabama Huntsville, April 2013
  • Five Myles Exhibition and Performance Space, Brooklyn, N.Y., December 2012
  • Madison Scholar Presentation, JMU, Harrisonburg, Va., November 2011
  • Redux Center for Contemporary Art, Charleston, S.C., 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, N.Y. York, September 2007
  • Washington and Jefferson University, Washington, Penn., February 2007
  • Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y., January 2007
  • Firehouse, Burlington, Vt., January 2006
  • Columbia University, N.Y., symposium “Urban Mobilities”, November 2005
  • Bloomsburg University, Penn., 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, N.Y., December 1999
  • SUNY Geneseo, New York, April 1999
  • University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Mass., April 1999
  • Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y., March 1998
  • SUNY Brockport, N.Y., December 1997
Publications And Reviews
  • “Other Gardens” – Public 41: Gardens. Montreal, Quebec. June 2010
  • “Synthetic Experiments” – Ceramics Monthly, January 2009
  • “Art Mutants” –  New York Press, New York, N.Y. Wednesday,  November 12 2008
  • “Multiple Dimensions” – the Post-Standard/Stars, Syracuse, N.Y., 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, N.Y., October 2005
  • “Littering the Landscape with Jumbled Fragments” – The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, July 2001, Dan Tranberg
  • “Random Marks” – Cleveland Free Times, July 11, 2001, Douglas Max Utter
  • “Black Celebration” – City (Rochester, N.Y.) 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, N.Y.), 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 Renewal” – John Worden, The Democrat and Chronicle, (Rochester, N.Y.), February 28, 1994 

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