Resume


Education

1996       Master of Fine Arts, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

1994       Master of Art, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

                Alfred University, Alfred, NY, Summer Session.

1992       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

 

Teaching Experience

2009-13     Assistant Professor, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV.

                  Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Ceramics

                  Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Sculpture

                  Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Video Practices

                  Advanced Studio

                  Taiwan Travel Course

                  Taiwan Exchange Course

2005-08     Sculpture Program Coordinator, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

                  Programed and co-taught numerous courses, managed budget and sculpture studio.

2001-08     Adjunct Professor, Colorado Mountain College Aspen, CO

                  Advanced Ceramics 

2000-01     Teaching Assistant in Ceramics/Sculpture, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2000           Visiting Assistant Professorof Art, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

                  Graduate Seminar

                  3-D Design

                  Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Ceramics 

1998          Instructor        , International Art Center of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 1997

                  Graduate Assistant to Dan Hammett, Ceramics Professor, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

1996-99     Ceramics / Sculpture Instructor, Ursuline Academy, Dallas, TX.

1994-99     Ceramics Instructor, Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, TX.

1993           Graduate Assistant to Cameron Scheopp, Sculpture Professor, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.


Workshop Teaching Experience

2013         Sound and Form, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

                 Four Materials, Five Days, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2011         Four Materials, Five Days, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2010         Four Materials, Five Days, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2008        Advanced Sculpture: Ideas and Solutions, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2007         Sculpture Intensive with guest artists Helen Escobedo and Pam Joseph, Anderson Ranch Arts Center,

                 Snowmass Village, CO. 

2007          Basic Sculpture: Ideas and Solutions, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO. 

2006         Sculpture Intensive, team-taught with Judy Onifrio and Nathan Carter,

                  Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

                  Shapes and Forms,Teaching Assistant toRobert Brady and Sandy Simon, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Good           

                 Hope, Jamaica.

2005         Sculpture Intensive with guest artists Lynda Benglis and Garrison Roots, Anderson Ranch Arts Center,

                 Snowmass Village, CO.

2004         Basic Sculpture Techniques, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

                  Sculpture Intensive with guest artists Rico Eastman and Laura Thorne,

                 Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2002         Workshop for Jamaican Art Teachers and School Children 

                  (K-12), Facilitators: Rick Parsons, John Scott, Doug Casebeer and David Pinto, Jamaica.

2000          Mixed Media Sculpture and Small Scale Casting, Teaching Assistant to

                  John Scott and James Surls, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Good Hope, Jamaica.

1997    Raku Techniques      ISAS, St. Marks Academy, Dallas, TX. 

1994          Construction Techniques, Sleeping Bag Weekend, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

1994         Ceramics Workshop and Lecture, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

 

Visiting Artist Lectures

2013         University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

                 University of North Carolina , Asheville, NC

2007         Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.

                  San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

                  Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.

2006          University of Miami, Miami, FL.

                  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

                  University of Texas Pan-America, Edinburg, TX.

2003          Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

 

Collegiate Service, Sierra Nevada College, NV.

2013        Co-Chair, Faculty Senate Council

2008-13   Strategic Partnerships Committee

                 Retention Committee

                 Visual Literacy Committee

                 Accreditation Committee

                 Disciplinary Hearing Committee

                 Clay Club Faculty Advisor

Residencies

2012        Watershed Invitational Residency, Watershed, ME.

2001-02   Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

 

Selected list of programmed and facilitated classes, Anderson Ranch, CO. 

2005-08    Jim Campbell and Anat Pollack, Organic Motion, Kinetic and Interactive Sculpture. 

         Robert Ebendorf, Small Scale Sculpture and Wearable Art. 

         Robin Lasser, Sculpture Sound and Image. 

         Jesus Morales, Exploring Public Sculpture and Model Making.

         Robin Hill, Materials in Process: Alternative Approaches to Sculpture.

         Lawrence LaBianca, Basic Welding for Sculptors.

         Tracy Krumm, The Found Object and Various Experiments.

         James Surls, Line in Space.

         David Kimball Anderson, Small Scale Bronze Casting.

         Patrick Dougherty, Natural Materials Sculpture.

         John Grande and Alan Sonfist, Environmental Art.

         Jesse Lott, The El Pinatero Method: Paper Construction.

         Jim Cole, Sculptural Furniture. 

         Arthur Simms, Creating Sculptural Forms in Space: Found Objects.

         Tracy Hicks, Studies in Preservation and Collection: Alternative Processes.

         Terry Allen, Building on Ideas, Looking for Source. 

         Stephen Siegel, Sculpture: Small Things Add Up.


Professional Experience

2012          Creating a Scaffolding for Student Success in the Arts,” Lilly

                  Teaching Conference, Miami, OH. Presentation.

2008           Assistant to Artist James Surls, Carbondale, CO.

                   Board Member, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO.

2005-02      Studio Manager, Sculpture, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2004           Panelist, Under the Influence: Digital/Elemental, NCECA Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

2001           Juror, Stretch Invitational, African American Museum, Charlotte, NC.

                   Co-Organizer, First Annual K-12 Ceramics Exhibition, Juror Don Reitz 

                   Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.  Coinciding with NCECA Arts.

                   Excavation of Local Clays: K-12 Curriculum, NCECA Conference, Fort Worth, TX. Presentation.


Solo Exhibitions

2010    Art Department Gallery, "Infrastructure,” Santa Clara University, CA.

2007    Catherine G. Murphy Gallery, Rick Parsons and Helen Otterson, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

2005    Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery, The University of Texas Pan American Edinburg, TX.

2002    m.t. burton gallery, Surf City, NJ.

1999    Big House Gallery, Big House, Galveston, TX.

1996    Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Irving Arts Center, New Talent Gallery, Irving, TX.

1994    Masters of Art Thesis Exhibition, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

 

Group Exhibitions

2013    University of Dallas Traveling Alumni Show,

            Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX.

            University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

            Winter Street Studio, Houston, TX.

            Texans and Ex’s, Winter Street Studio, Houston, TX.

2012    Sierra Nevada Faculty and Alumni Show, The Hobson Gallery, Reno, NV.

            Faculty Show, Sierra Nevada College, NV.

2011    An Impractical Idea, Something Visionary and Unrealistic, Emil Nelson Gallery, Santa                                     

             Monica,CA.

             Doceo Argilla, The Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA.

            Soldner Society Show, The Heights Trolley Barn, Tampa , FL.

2010    Contemporary Clay RedefinedMish-Mash Strikes Back,:  The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ.

2009    Spoon It, Fork It, Cut It Up, Curator Gail M. Brown, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.

             Elements of Time, Mertz Project, curator Helen Otterson, Phoenix, AZ.

2008    Artists in Residence: Anderson Ranch, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.

             Imaginary Things, Aspen Museum of Art, guest curator Peter Eleey of the 

             Walker Art Center, Aspen, CO.

             Object- Based, Gallery at Carillion, Charlotte, NC.

             Transformation 6x6, Clay Arts Center, Port Chester, NY.

             Extending Boundaries, Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO.

            Erudite Lunacy, 3rd Street Gallery,curator Tony Moreno Carnegie, PA.

2007    Seeing Red, Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO.

            In search of Duende, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO.

            Line and Volume, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN.

2006    Alterior Motives, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.

            The Teapot Exhibition, The University of Miami, Wesley Foundation Gallery, Miami, FL. (Invitational show

            celebrating the history of tea and tea culture)

            Alchemy of Fire and Ash, Commonwheel Co-op, Manitou Springs, CO.

            Zibaldone di pensieri (casual thoughts), Red Brick Arts Center, Aspen, CO.

2005   Echoes, The University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

            Another Mish Mash, Chesapeake Arts Center, Baltimore, MD.

           Texas National, Juror: James Surls Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

2004    The Ranch at UM, The University of Miami, Wesley Foundation Gallery, Miami,FL.

           Texas and Beyond, The University of Texas-Pan America, Edinburg , TX.

           Mish Mash Redux, The Midland Arts Building, Indianapolis, ID.

2003   Anderson Ranch Resident Artist Show, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL.

            Roaring Fork Open, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO.

            High Altitude Currents, Laramie County Community College, Laramie, WY.

            Faculty Show, Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, CO.

            Continuance, Galeria JAN, La Jolla, CA.

2002   Texas Mud, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX.

            Another Mish Mash, Hobb's Building Gallery, Kansas City, MO.

2001   Anderson Ranch Ceramics/Sculpture, Public Library of Charlotte, NC.

            Emergence Theory, Public Library of Charlotte, NC.

            Mish Mash, Hart-Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC.

2000    Holiday Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

            Anderson Ranch Assistant Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO.

2000    Four at 414, 414 Gallery, Ft.Worth, TX.

1999    Open Show, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX.

            1999 NCECA Clay National Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio.

1998    UTPB Invitational, University of Texas at Permium Basin, Odessa, TX. 

            To Have and to Hold: Vessel Making by Texas Artist, Invitational, Irving Arts Center, Main Gallery, Irving, TX.

Texas Technical University Invitational, Fort Worth, TX. 

            Alumni Show: Juried Exhibition, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

1997    Membership Show, Dallas Visual Arts Center, Dallas, TX.

1996    New Texas Talent, Craighead-Green Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Dallas, TX. 

            Exchange Show, University of Iowa, IA.

            Texas Clay Today, Slide Show Presentation, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX.

            Mysterious Worlds, Collaboration with Mary Hood Center for Book Arts, New York, NY.

1995    Five Views, Brookhaven Community College, Farmers Branch, TX.

            In One Room, Haggar Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.  

             Process, Material, Intent, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX.

            Rimichrodi, Haggerty Art Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

1993    Chridonariís, Haggerty Art Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.    

            Art Alliance Spring Show, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacodoches, TX.

1992    Art Alliance Spring Show, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacodoches, TX.

            Things in Cages, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.


Publications

2012     “Great Artists, Great Teachers ” Tahoe Quarterly, Spring 2012: 36.

2008      Schwartz, Judith S. Confrontational Ceramics: The Artist as Social Critic,

                University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008.

2008        “Questions of Art,” dir. Zach Jankovic. Film. (A documentary film on Rick 

                Parsons, James Surls, and Mike Lindsay). View at www.zachjankovic.com

2007        “Everyday Shapes Turned into Art,” The Charlotte Observer ,May 16, 2008.

2007        “Studio Visit With Rick Parsons” Interviewed by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson,

                 Director and Chief Curator of the Aspen Arts Museum. Art Matters, Grass

                 Roots TV . TelevisionBroadcast.

2007         Cloonan, Mary. “The Salient Point,” Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 26 No.4, May, 2007.

2004         “Anderson Ranch Artist in Residence,” Clay Times, Vol. 10 No.1 Jan./ Feb. 2004.

2003          Cover Artist, American Literary Review, Vol. 14 No. 2, Fall, 2003.

2003         “Something for Everyone,”Snowmass Sun, Vol. 27 , No.27 Dec. 17-23, 2003.

2003         “LCCC Hosting Art Center Work”The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Sept. 19,  2003.

2003         “Texas Mud: Ceramic Artists in Texas,” The Dallas Morning News, Nov.8-14

2002         “Artist Works in Progress,” The Sand Paper, Vol.28, No. 41.

2000         “Four at 414” The Met, May 3, 2000.

1999          Merino, Tony. “A Voice of Dissent” The NCECA Journal, vol.19, 1999.

1998          Gulf News, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 1998.

1996          Fort Worth Star Telegram (August).

1996          “Rick Parsons and Ceramic Sculpture” The Pottery Shop. PBS TV Series, April, 1996.

 

Awards

2000           Field Expedition with James Surls and John Scott: Scholarship Student/Teaching Assistant, Jamaica.

1995           Full Tuition Scholarship, Master of Fine Arts, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

1993           Full Tuition Scholarship, Master of Arts, University of Dallas, Irving, TX.

                   First Place in Sculpture, Art Alliance Spring Show, Juror-James Surls, artist, Stephen F. Austin State University,     

                   Nacogdoches, TX.

1992           First Place in Sculpture and Third in Painting, Art Alliance Spring Show, Juror-Patricia Johnson, Art critic for the 

                   Houston Chronicle, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

 

Commissions/Collections 

Aspen Art Museum, Imaginary Things, guest curator Peter Eleey of the Walker Art Center.

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA. 

The Wyly Collection, CO.

The Chaffin Collection Spring Island, NC.

Public Mural, Collaboration, Rapid Alternative Learning Program, Nacogdoches, TX. 

Public Mural, Collaboration, National Humane Society, Nacogdoches, TX.

 

Professional Affiliations

International Sculpture Center 

College Art Association 

National Council on the Education of the Ceramic Arts

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