About

I am a painter and teacher living in Lakeland, Tennessee.  I was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and lived in Milford until I was six.  My family moved around the northeast from Milford to Horseheads, NY to Woodbury, NJ to Doylestown, PA and to Brookfield, CT when I was a senior in high school. I went to college for a year at Widener College (now University) in Chester, PA and then transferred back to UConn at Storrs where I earned my BFA.  I met my wife, Susie at UConn. I moved to Bowling Green, Ohio to attend Bowling Green State University where I earned my MFA.  During graduate school, Susie and I married. After a few years of adjunct teaching, a sabbatical replacement position at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and a one-year position at Memphis College of Art, I was hired full-time at MCA. I retired from MCA in 2017 and am currently concentrating on my paintings and drawings.

CURRICULUM VITAE

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017    Summer Exhibition, Gallery Artists, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2012    Old Dogs, New Tricks, Shainberg Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Memphis, TN

2010    Theme and Correspondence: Recent Work, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA

            100 at 100, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2009    Drawings, Lausanne Collegiate School, Memphis Tennessee

2008    51st Delta Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

2007    Recent Work, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, MS

2005    Greater Midwest International XX,  Central Missouri State University,

2003    Contemporary Drawing 2003, Vermont College, Union Institute and University, Montpelier, VT

             Drawings, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN

2002    23rd Paper In Particular National Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia, Mo

2001    LVAA Water Tower Annual, Water Tower Gallery, Louisville, KY

2000    On/Of Paper, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO

            43rd Delta Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

            Treadwell, Mah, Todd, Miller, Askew Nixon Ferguson, Memphis, TN

            Fleming Associates Architects, Memphis, TN

1999    Drawing, Pt. One, Second Floor Contemporary, Memphis, TN

1998    Stockton National Drawing and Print Exhibition, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA

            Then and Now, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis , TN

            Drawings, Cossitt Gallery, Cossitt Branch Library, Memphis, TN

1997    Invitational Exhibition, Memphis Arts Festival, Memphis, TN

            Third Tennessee Art Purchase Competition, Opryland Hotel Convention Center, Nashville,TN

1996    39th Delta Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

            1st Arts Day Juried Exhibition, Askew Nixon Ferguson, Memphis, TN      

1995    Cheekwood National Contemporary Painting Competition, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, TN

            23rd Prints, Drawings, Photographs, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

            Tennessee All-State Exhibition, Watkins Institute, Nashville, TN

            Arts Day Invitational: Memphis Arts Council, Askew Nixon Ferguson, Memphis, TN

1994   Remy Miller/Pinkney Herbert, Rhodes College, Memphis , TN       

1993   Recent Work, Itawamba Community College, Fulton, MS                    

            Paintings/Drawings, Working Space, Memphis, TN            

1992    Remy Miller/Nicole Treadwell,University of the South, Sewanee, TN        

1991    New Paintings, Working Space, Memphis, TN         

1990    43rd Mid-States Annual, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN         

            Black and White, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN 

            Recent Work, Memphis Center for Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN       

1989    In Touch With Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN          

            Works on Paper, Currents Gallery, Bowling Green, OH

1988    Recent Work, University of Missouri, Columbia      

1986    Ohio Landscapes, Currents Gallery, Bowling Green, OH    

1985    Woodstock National Exhibition,Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY         

            New Gallery Artists, J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, IL     

             Ohio State Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, OH 

             Toledo Area Artists 67th Annual Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH       

             50th Regional Artists Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

1984    Ohio State Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus              

            5th Paper In Particular National Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia, MO      

1983    Toledo Area Artists 65th Annual Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Artist in Residence, MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine, Aug.-Sept. 2004

Artist in Residence, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, July 2001

Tennessee editor, New Art Examiner, 1989-91

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Memphis Commercial Appeal, review, October 2015

Memphis Commercial Appeal, review, January 2007

Memphis Flyer, review, 16 September 1998

Number: Twenty-nine, review, Summer 1996

Memphis Flyer, review, February 1995

Memphis Flyer, review, January

Memphis Commercial Appeal, review, 23 January 1994

Memphis Commercial Appeal, review,  21 January 1994

Memphis Commercial Appeal, article, 16 January 1994

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, article, November 1993

Memphis Commercial Appeal, review, October 1992

Memphis Commercial Appeal, review, October 1991

Memphis Commercial Appeal,review, August 1991

Memphis Commercial Appeal, article, February 1991

Number: Thirteen, review, Spring 1991

Memphis Commercial Appeal, review, April 1990

Memphis Business Journal, review, March 1990

Exhibition publication, essay, Cory Dugan, March 1990

Number: Eleven, review, Spring 1990

Number: Seven, review, Winter 1989

WRITING PUBLISHED

Introduction, exhibition catalog, “Sammy Peters Then and Now”, Memphis College of Art, August 2016

Foreward, exhibition catalog, “Ed Perry: Between Canvas and Frame, Constructions”, Memphis College of Art, August 2014

“Sheri Fleck Rieth and Herb Rieth”, review, Number: 61, September, 2008

"An Interview with Burton Callicott", article, Number:, June 1993

"An Interview with Robert McGowan", article, Number:, August 1991

"John Ryan at Alice Bingham Gallery", review, Number:, May 1990

"William Dunlap at the Memphis State University Gallery", review, Number:, February1990

"Memphis and the American Landscape Tradition", article, Number:, October 1989

"Brent Hooper at Albers' Fine Arts", review, Number:, October 1989

"Ray Doty at the River Center Gallery", review, Number:, June 1989

"Peter Bowman at the Memphis Center for Contemporary Art ", review, Number:, Dec. 1988

EDUCATION

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

Master of Fine Arts, May 1984

Major: PaintingMinor: Drawing

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1981

Major: Painting

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Dean of Faculty/Professor, Memphis College of Art, 8/2016 – 5/2017 (retired)

Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Memphis College of Art, 1/2013 – 8/2016

Interim Dean, Memphis College of Art, 2010-11; 12/2011-1/2013

Professor, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 2003-Present

Associate Professor, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 1999-2002

Assistant Professor, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, 1987-1998

Assistant Professor, (temporary), Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, Spring 1987

Instructor, Bowling Green State University, Spring 1985-Fall 1986

Instructor, Toledo Museum of Art/University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, Fall 1985

Instructor (sabbatical replacement), St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, Fall 1984