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Degrees

2007 Master of Fine Arts – Three-Dimensional Design: Sculpture & Ceramics, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. USA.

2005 Bachelor of Arts – Art: Sculpture & Ceramics. Minor – Psychology. Union University, Jackson, Tennessee. USA.

Teaching Experience (10 years exp)

2014-2015.             

Instructor-Yanbian University of Science & Technology. Lecturer-Yanbian Yi Zhong. 

Art Teacher-Yanbian International Academy, Jilin Province, China.

2013-2014. 

Instructor of Art, Union University, Jackson, TN, USA.

2007-2010. 

Assistant Professor of Art, Taylor University, Upland, IN, USA.

2005-2007. 

Instructor & Technician, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, USA.

University Classes Taught

Ceramics: Introductory to Advanced

Sculpture: Introductory to Advanced

Three-Dimensional Design

Two-Dimensional Design

Professional Development

Video Art Art Education

Art Education

English As A Second Language

Non-Academic Positions

1994-Present Carpentry & Construction Business Owner, Living Stones Development Co.

2014-Present Cultural Exchange Director of Development to Asia.

2005-2003 Design & Development Assistant, J.U.S.T. (City of Jackson, TN/Union University Outdoor Sculpture Tour), Jackson, TN. J.U.S.T. is an outdoor sculpture tour in the downtown metropolitan area of Jackson, TN that brings in five new sculptures per year for the duration of one year. Every year one sculpture is purchased for the city’s outdoor sculpture collection and purchase award.

2004-2005 Lecturer, Scholarship Symposium, Union University, Jackson, TN. Lectured on the relationship between art and religion and the relevance of art today as a means of communicating visually via the studio arts in a predominantly technologically advancing culture.  

2003 Leadership University Mentor, Union University, Jackson, TN. Leadership University is an outreach program geared towards high school students interested in the fine arts. It is a week long workshop exposing the high school students to a variety of concentrations in the fine arts at the college level.

Research & Professional Development

2014-2016 Lived in China & Korea 

2014 Built Cone-10 Coal Kiln in Rajin, North Korea & Sourced Local Clays

2013 Built Hybrid Gas/Wood Kiln 2012 3 day wood-firing, Jackson, TN

2010 Financing Workshop, Dave Ramsey, Plymouth, MI

2009 Studio Art Major Curriculum Design, Taylor University 

2008 Study Abroad Research for Joint Study Abroad Program between Taylor University & Union University across Europe. Traveled abroad to Europe with Professor Aaron Lee Benson of Union University to determine logistics involved with the potential of collaborating 2 Art History classes in this context, 1 from Union University and 1 from Taylor University.

2008 Integration of Faith & Learning Year-long Research & Application

2005-2007 Concrete Research on monumental size casting methods

2005-2007 Graduate Research on the Second Law of Thermodynamics

2006 Cincinnati Crossroads Sculpture Conference, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio 2006 Jeff Oestrich workshop, Bowling Green State University

2006 Jun Kaneko lecture, Bowling Green State University

2006 Tony Hepburn Lecture, Bowling Green State University

2006 Richard Notkin workshop, Bowling Green State University

2006 Oliver Saks, Lecture On Creativity, University of Toledo

2006 Applied Aesthetics workshop, Dr. Rosalie Politsky, Bowling Green State Univ.

2006 Lydia Thompson Lecture, Bowling Green State University

2006 Cast Iron Facts, Tom Cobbet and Greg Mueller Lecture and Iron Casting

2005 Adobe Research, Bowling Green State University

2004 Glaze Calculation Research, Union University

2004 Don Reitz workshop, Union University

2004 Chris Staley workshop, Union University

2004 Chuck Colson lecture, Union University

2003 Seagrove, North Carolina, Pottery Business Research

2002 Sculpture Study Abroad, Gypsum, Colorado

Exhibitions. Launches. Awards.

2014-2016 Lived in Northeast Asia 

2013- Solo Show, 106 S. 13th Ave. Warehouse Studio, Humboldt, TN

2012- Solo Show, 106 S. 13th Ave. Warehouse Studio, Humboldt, TN

2011 Red Door Café business launch, Humboldt, TN

2010 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University

2009 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University

2009 “Meeting Place,” Outdoor Sculpture Installation.Union UniV, Jackson,TN

2008 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University

2008 Group Show, “Sculpture In The Village,” Gibsonburg, OH

2007 Faculty Art Exhibition, Taylor University

2007 Group Show, “Sculpture In The Village,” Gibsonburg, OH

2007 Group Show, “Texas National,” Stephen F. Austin State Univ

2006 Group Show, “Affinities,” Bowling Green State University

2005 Commission Contest Winner, New Wave Home Electronics, Jackson, TN

2005 $2000 Bezalel Scholarship Winner, Union University, Jackson, TN

2005 Solo Show, West Tennessee Regional Arts Center, Humboldt, TN

2005 Solo Show, “Grasped,” Union University, Jackson, TN

2004 Public Sculpture Sale, Angela Brown Gallery, Columbia, TN

2004 Best of Show Award, Union University, Jackson, TN

2004 Group Show, Angela Brown Gallery, Columbia, TN

2004 Group Show, “New Horizons,” The Ned McWherter Center, Jackson, TN

2004 Group Show, “Emerging Artist,” The Steel Fab Inc., Jackson, TN

2004 Juried Exhibition, “Artists of the 21st Century,” West TN Arts Center

2003 Group Show, “Union In The Rockies,” Union University, Jackson, TN.

Facilities

Utilitarian & Sculptural Ceramics 

Ceramic Kiln Design, Repair and cConstruction

2014-Coal Kiln Design & Construction, North Korea

2013-Hybrid Gas/Wood Kiln Design & Construction, Humboldt, TN

2006-Salt Kiln Renovation, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2005-Wood Kiln Design & Construction, Union University, Jackson, TN

2004-Wood Kiln Construction, Jackson, TN

Clay & Glaze Calculations

Studio Art Pedogogy

Contemporary American & Asian Ceramic and Sculpture History

Classical Figurative Sculpture Techniques and Procedures

Technical Facilities for maintaining Sculpture, Glass, & Ceramic Studios

Welding – arc, mig, tig

Metal Casting Procedures (bronze, aluminum, iron)

Metal Patina Applications and Calculations

Metal Forging Cupola Design & Construction

Mold-Making : lost wax, sand mold, plaster, glass, concrete, and slip-casting

Wood Working

Gallery Curatorship

 

References- Available Upon Request

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