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Education

2016 MFA Candidate, Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2005-10 BS magna cum laude, Safety Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Awards/Grants/Fellowships/Scholarships

2018 Professional Development Award, School of Graduate Studies & Research, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2018 Graduate Scholars Forum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Juried Art – Second Place Award
2017 AAW Turning to the Future, AWFS Fair, Las Vegas, NV, First Place, Post-Secondary Division, Functional Category
2017 Workshop Scholarship, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Live-edge Tables
2017 Workshop Scholarship, Anderson Ranch, Wood Carving Form
2017 Professional Development Award, School of Graduate Studies & Research, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2017 Merit Award, College of Fine Arts, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2016 Windgate Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2015 Workshop Scholarship, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Next Steps in Carving I

Professional Experience

2018 Teaching Assistant, Sean Derry, Beginning Sculpture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2017-18 Graduate Assistantship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2017 Teaching Assistant, Sean Derry, 3-Dimension Design, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2017 Teaching Assistant, Sharon Massey, Jewelry and Metals, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2016-17 Graduate Assistantship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
2016 Teaching Assistant, BA Harrington, Woodworking: Function & Form, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 The End, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, FrameHouse & Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Scholars and Fellows Exhibition, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME
2018 Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV (Curator: Laura Roulet) (catalog)
2018 After the Pedestal, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH (Curator: Cathleen Chaffee)
2018 Hoyt Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Arts & Education at the Hoyt, New Castle, PA (Curator: Reto Thüring)
2018 Scholar’s Forum Exhibition, KCAC, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
2017 Just Say’n, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Bottle Works, Johnstown, PA (Curator: Jill Larson)
2017 Speak for Yourself, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, FrameHouse & Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2017 AAW Turning to the Future, AWFS Fair, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
2017 Three Rivers Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2017 GoggleWorks 11th Annual Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA (Curator: Lisa Trempor Hanover) (catalog)
2017 Object Empathy, Annex Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Publications

2017 American Woodturner, December 2017 – vol 32 no 6, Magazine
2017 New Growth Arts Review, 2017 – vol 37, Indiana, PA

Commissions

2018 Private client, Kitchen island top, Walnut lumber
Indiana, PA
2018 Private client, Dining table, Walnut and soft maple lumber
Indiana, PA
2018 Private client, Live-edge kitchen countertops with custom free-floating mount brackets, Walnut lumber
Freeport, PA
2017 Private client, Live-edge coffee table, Soft maple lumber
Indiana, PA
2017 Private client, Live-edge dining table, Soft maple lumber
Indiana, PA
2016 S&T Bank Oktoberfest, 8 laser engraved beer tap handles, Hard maple and cherry lumber with threaded tap handle insert
Indiana, PA
2016 Sasquatch Architecture, 2 custom end tables, Tapered walnut legs with hard maple tabletops
Portland, OR

Workshops Attended

2017 Live-edge Tables, Bob and Tor Erickson, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME (June 19 – June 30, 2017)
2017 Wood Carving Form, Berthold and Niki Haas, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO (June 12 – June 16, 2017)
2015 Next Steps in Carving I, Chris Pye, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME (August 10 – August 15, 2015)
2015 Woodturning Intensive, Beth Ireland, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME (January 5 – March 27, 2015)
2014 Windsor Chair, Brian Cunfer, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC (January 19 – January 25, 2014)
2013 Practical Woodworking, Jeff Lohr, JD Lohr School of Woodworking, Schwenksville, PA (December 9 – December 14, 2013)

Professional Organizations

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh (AAP)
International Sculpture Center (ISC)
American Association of Woodturners (AAW)
Furniture Society (FS)
Graduate Art Association (GAA), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

References

Sean Derry, Assistant Professor of Sculpture, Department of Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705
Phone: 412.680.8951 Email: sean.derry@iup.edu

Beth Ireland, Woodturner/Sculptor, Lead Instructor of the Turning Intensive, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME 04856
Phone: 617.519.5022 Email: beth@bethireland.net