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Richard Eric Conn
218 Northern Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28401
(cell) 864-680-4786
reconn088@mail.cfcc.edu
rickconn.net

Currently:    

Full time instructor at Cape Fear Community College. Responsibilities include course design, classroom instruction and studio management.

Gallery Coordinator for Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery on the Campus of CFCC. Responsibilities include show scheduling, curating, and exhibiting, in addition to coordinating activities with the visual arts curriculum.

Education:

MFA 2010 Sculpture

Western Carolina University
Thesis: Device, An Exploration of Interior and Exterior Space as an Aspect of Interactive Sculpture

BA 1986 Studio Art University of South Carolina

Related Study:

2009             Graduate Assistant Teaching Experience, Cullowhee NC

2005            Parthey Foundation Artist Retreat, Dole France

Penland School of Craft, Summer Sessions, Penland NC

2004           Hollow Form Steel Sculpture, Iron Studio
Instructor: Sean Coulier

2002          Sculpting in Green Wood, Wood Studio
Instructor: Howard Werner

2002           Public Sculpture, Iron Studio
Instructor: JImbo Buonaccorsi

2000           Mixed Media Wood Sculpture, Wood Studio
Instructor: Skip Johnson

1984           University of Northern Illinois, Study Abroad Program
Salzburg College, Salzburg Austria

Professional Experience:

2012 Art Faculty: Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington NC
Sculpture Instructor
Gallery Coordinator

2010 Teaching Assistant, Western Carolina University
Introduction to Sculpture, Fall 2010 (instructor of record)
Introduction to Sculpture, Spring2010 (instructor of record)

2009 Museum Assistant, Fine Art Museum
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

2008 Sculpture Studio Technician, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee NC

Promotion and media technician, Visiting Artist and Lecture Series,
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC

Community Advisory Committee Member,
Spartanburg Arts Partnership, Spartanburg SC

2005 Project Assistance Grant Review Panel, Spartanburg Arts Partnership,
Spartanburg SC

2001-05 Conn Gallery, Co-proprietor establishment and operations,
Landrum SC

2003-05 Executive Board Vice President, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

Building Committee Chair, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

2003 Juror, Spartanburg County School District 1 Student Art Show,
Campobello SC

2002 Juror, Spartanburg County School District 1 Student Art Show,
Campobello SC

2001 Juror, Converse College Juried Student Art Exhibition,
Spartanburg SC

1995-2005 Program Coordinator, Landrum Life Drawing Group,
Landrum SC

1994-2004 Board of Directors, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

1986-95 Conn Arts (Art Supply Retail) Establishment and Operation,
Spartanburg SC

1998-2005 Program Director and Instructor, Landrum Area Fencers,
Landrum SC

EXHIBITION RECORD (* Solo shows marked by asterisk)

2010 * Device, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Western Carolina University
Cullowhee NC

Public Art 360 Conference, Crest Center, Asheville NC
Curator: Kenn Kotara, City of Asheville Public Art Board

Art in Bloom, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon NC

2009 Emerging Visions, Salem Fine Art Center Gallery, Salem College
Winston Salem NC

Art Trek Tryon, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon N C

Sculpturama 2009, Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon NC

Impromptu, WCU Student and faculty invitational exhibition,
Conn Gallery Building, Landrum SC

2008 Sculpture and Paintings, Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte NC

Third Annual River Sculpture Exhibition, Reynolds Mountain Communities,
Asheville NC

Spartanburg Artist Guild 35th Annual Juried Show, Chapman Fine Arts Center
Spartanburg, SC

Mountain Sculptors 2008 Annual Juried Exhibition, UpStairs Art Space.
Tryon NC

String of Pearls, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

2007 *Featured Artist, River Gallery, Chattanooga TN

*Richard Conn, Recent Works, Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg SC

Art Ability Opening Exhibition, Art Ability Gallery, Dallas TX

Full Spectrum, Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte NC

Still Life Runs Deep, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

2006 Annual Landscape Show, Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte NC

14th Annual Historic Shaw Art Fair, Saint Louis MO

Tennessee Association of Craft Artist 2006 Craft Fair, Centennial Park,
Nashville NC

2005 Visiting Artists Exhibition, Parthey Foundation, Dole France

*Richard Conn Landscapes, Artemisia Gallery, Asheville NC

Night and Day, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

Up the Hill, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg SC

Coast to Coast, Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte NC

The French Show, Conn Gallery, Landrum SC

Space Surface Shadow, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, Converse College, Spartanburg SC

2004 * Richard Conn Recent Works, Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte NC

2003 *Richard Conn, Urban & Landscapes, Rachael Thompson Gallery,
Saint Augustine FL

Doors and Other Openings, Upstairs Art Space, Hosted by Conn Gallery,
Landrum, SC

H. Goode and Friends, Gallery 5, Rockhill SC

2002 Small Works Juried Art Exhibit, Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

2001 Conn Gallery Opening Exhibit, Conn Gallery, Landrum SC

The Board Goes Bananas, An Exhibition of Board Members Work,
Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

CFAC Juried Art Exhibition, Carolina Foothills Artisan Center,
Chesnee SC

MACK Annual Juried Art Exhibit, McCormick Arts Center at the Keturah,
Greenwood SC

2000 Assemblages, (An exhibition of recent works by Richard and Robert Conn)
Cannons Art Gallery, Cannons Elementary School, Spartanburg SC

Art for the Millennium, Upstairs Artspace, Tryon NC

Silver Anniversary Juried Exhibit, Anderson Arts Center, Anderson SC

1999 Mother and Child, (An exhibition of work by the Landrum Life drawing Group), Upstairs Art Space, Tryon NC

Henderson County Art League, Guest Speaker and exhibitor, (Lecture and demonstration of mural painting techniques) Opportunity House,
Hendersonville NC

All in the Family, (An exhibition of work by families with multiple practicing artists), Upstairs Artspace, Tryon NC

1995 Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, Converse College, Spartanburg SC

In the Beginning ( A show of works dealing with aspects of creation by Richard Conn and Dale McEntire), Upstairs Artspace, Tryon NC

1994 Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, Converse College, Spartanburg SC

1993 Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, Converse College, Spartanburg SC

AWARDS:

2010 Kirby Endowment Back to School Scholarship for Adults

2008 Sculpturama 2008, 2nd place Wall hung sculpture, Tryon NC

2005 Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, 2nd place Professional Sculpture,
Spartanburg SC

2004 Student Mask Competition, Best in Show, Penland School of Craft
Penland NC

1995 Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, 1st place Professional Sculpture,
Spartanburg SC

1994 Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, 1st Place Professional Sculpture and Open Media, Spartanburg SC

1993 Annual Sidewalk Art Exhibition, 1st Place Professional Sculpture and Open Media, Spartanburg SC

COMMISSIONS:

2005 Dover Plantation, Georgetownn SC

2003 Renaissance Park Plaza Hotel, Spartanburg SC

2004 Landrum Middle School, Landrum SC

2002 Middle School Of Pacolet, Pacolet SC

Montessori Academy of Spartanburg, Spartanburg SC

1994 Milliken Inc., Spartanburg, SC

COLLECTIONS:

Carolina Alliance Bank, Spartanburg SC

Renaissance Park Plaza Marriot, Spartanburg SC

The Beacon Restaurant, Spartanburg, SC

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