CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

 

Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2019

Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Emphasis: Ceramics, 2014

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

 

University Museums, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

            Graduate Assistant, 2016-2019

McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana

            Gallery Attendant, 2012-2014

            

EXHIBITIONS AND RESIDENCIES

 

2019-20    300 and Under, group invitational exhibition, Gamut Gallery, Evansville, Indiana

2019         Confluence, group invitational exhibition, Regional Arts Commission of St Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri

2019         Fiber Focus, regional juried exhibition, Juror: Arturo Alfonzo Sandoval, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

2019         Abstract Only!, national juried exhibition, Juror: Philippe F. Nault, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawaii

2019         Emotional Effluence, solo exhibition, Vernon, British Columbia

2019         Fresh AiR! Residency program, Caetani Cultural Centre, Vernon, British Columbia

2019         Surfacing: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art & Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

2019         Friends of Art Annual Art Auction, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2019         Paper & Clay, national juried exhibition, Tippetts and Eccles Galleries, Utah State University, Juror: Yoomi Nam

2019         Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois, Juror: Robin Hirsch Steinhoff

2018         Merge, group exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2018         Free Association, group exhibition, Kranzberg Art Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

2018         Friends of Art Annual Art Auction, Southern Illinois University 

2018         Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017         Annual Holiday Show, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017         Graduate Pop-Up Show, Art and Design Building, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017         Small Works Art Show, juried, Wood River Museum and Visitors Center, Wood River, Illinois, Juror: Barbara Nwacha

2017         Conductivity: The Many Faces of Copper in Ceramics, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, Tennessee, Juror: Dick Lehman

2017         Friends of Art Annual Art Auction, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017         Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

2016         Annual Holiday Show, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois

2016         Small Works Art Show, juried, Wood River Museum and Visitors Center, Wood River, Illinois, Juror: Joe Page

2016         Graduate Pop-Up Show, Art and Design Building, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2015         Art of the Table, group exhibition, Kirby’s Restaurant, Evansville, Indiana

2014         44thAnnual Juried Student Art Exhibition, juried, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Juror: Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

2013         Senior Seminar Exhibition, juried, McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana

2013         Not For Sale, group exhibition, Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2013         Functional Relationships, national juried exhibition, Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Juror: Mike Jabbur

2013         43rdAnnual Juried Student Art Exhibition, juried, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Juror: Josh White

2012-13    Ceramics Exhibition, group exhibition, Oak Lyn Branch Library, Evansville, Indiana

2012         42ndAnnual Juried Student Art Exhibition, juried, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Juror: John Begley

2011         41stAnnual Juried Student Art Exhibition, juried, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana, Juror: Beck Alley

2011         Microscopic, group exhibition, Storage Space Gallery, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2019-20    University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana. USI Foundation 50th Anniversary Commemorative Art Commission

2016         Sycamore School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Donor Recognition Tiles

 

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT

 

2019    Curator, A Lasting Impression, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018    Curator, Merge, group exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

2018    Co-speaker for Guest Lecture About Living Arts Studio and Artists, The Monday Club, Webster Groves, Missouri

2018     “A Selection of Favorites,” Display installation and curation, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018    Artist Demonstration, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois 

2017    Visiting Artist, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

 

2019    This Month in CAS, May Issue, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2019    “USI alum awarded commission sculpture commemorating 50th anniversary of USI Foundation,” University Communications, University of Southern Indiana

2017    Copper: The Many Faces of Copper in Ceramics, Juried Exhibition Catalog

2013    “Clay Show Displays Far-Flung Artists,” Evansville Courier Press, July 13 2013, Functional Relationships Exhibit

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2019    Honorable Mention, Fiber Focus 2019 exhibition, Art St Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri

2019    Wendy Petit Gay Memorial Scholarship, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018    Research Grants for Graduate Students Recipient, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018    John H. Pohlman Memorial Foundation Ceramics Scholarship, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018    Wagner Potter's Association Ceramics Award, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Art and Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017    John H. Pohlman Memorial Foundation Ceramics Scholarship, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2016    Merit Award, Edwardsville Art Fair, Edwardsville, Illinois

2012    Ceramics Merit Award, 42ndAnnual Student Art Exhibition, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

2012    Sophomore Scholarship Award, 42ndAnnual Juried Student Art Exhibition, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

 

Abigail Peacock, Vincennes, Indiana 

Alise James, Detroit, Michigan 

Andrew Snyder, West Chester, Pennsylvania 

Ashley Sloan, Kansas City, Kansas

Benjamin Kreuzman, McCordsville, Indiana

Brittany Rhodes, Montgomery, Texas

Caetani Cultural Centre Society, Vernon, British Columbia

Derek Patterson, Memphis, Tennessee

Eli Haddix, Louisville, Kentucky

Eric Beavers, Nesbit, Mississippi

Erin Vigneau-Dimick, Edwardsville, Illinois

Kathryn Martin, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kathryn Waters, Evansville, Indiana

Kodi Thompson, St. Petersburg, Florida

Ian Childers, Columbus, Mississippi

Laura Strand, Worden, Illinois

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana

Vincent Stemmler, St. Louis, Missouri

COLLEGE SERVICE

 

2019        “Pieced” Contemporary and historic quilt exhibition preparation and installation assistance, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois

2019        Gallery Attendant, SIUE Art & Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018        “Visions of an Educator 1956-1969, Dr. Orville Joyner,” Installation in partnership with The University Museum, Art & Design Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018         “AISLE Project,” Site preparation, sculpture movement and installation assistance, Science Complex, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018         “Twelve Around One” prints by Buckminster Fuller. Photography assistance for publication, and preparation for exhibition installment in the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018         Volunteer, SIUE Art & Design Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois

2018         Webpage Content Assembly, University Museum, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017-18    President, Wagner Potter’s Association, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017-18    Treasurer, Wagner Potter’s Association, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017         “Gathered Resource: Curated from the Collection of the University Museum and Art and Design Faculty,” Exhibition preparation and installation assistance, Art and Design Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017         “Orientalia: The Art and Influence of East Asia,” Curatorial preparation and assistance to Erin Vigneau-Dimick, Schmidt Art Center, Southwest Illinois College, Belleville, Illinois

2017         “Katherine Dunham: A Life of Dance, Activism and Anthropology,” Exhibition preparation and installation assistance to curators Cory Wilmott, PhD, and University Museums, Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois 

2017         “Louis Sullivan Architectural Ornaments” Conference, Exhibition preparation, Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2017         “Louis’s Legacy, Artists Respond to Louis Sullivan,” Curatorial preparation and assistance to Brigham Dimick, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois

2016-17    Treasurer, Wagner Potter’s Association, Edwardsville, Illinois

2012         “Sculpt EVV,” National Sculpture Exhibition team member and coordinator, Evansville, Indiana

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Friends of Art 42nd Annual Art Auction Volunteer, 2017, 2019

Living Arts Studio/VSA Missouri Board Secretary, Maplewood, Missouri, 2018-2019

Living Arts Studio Volunteer, Maplewood, Missouri, 2018

“Sculpture on Campus” Sculpture Walk Volunteer, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2017

“Empty Bowls” Community Service Learning Participant and Volunteer, University of Southern Indiana, 2012, 2015

“The Buddy Walk” Participant, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2006, 2007, 2011

“Lose the Training Wheels” Disabilities Program, Volunteer, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2008

© 2019 by Alex Bailey