Jeff K Whipple

Adjunct • Professor of Studio Art

Art and Design • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Education

M.F.A.    1980   University of South Florida

B.F.A.     1978   Northern Illinois University

Biography

Jeff Whipple creates art that engages viewers in imaginative contemplations about the weirdness and beauty of our brief appearance in the infinity of time. He has won awards in professional competitions for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, photography and playwriting.

 

He has had 84 solo exhibitions in galleries, colleges and museums including the Tampa Museum of Art, the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, the Museum of Florida Art, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. His art has been in dozens of group exhibitions across the USA and has received 49 top awards in competitions.

 

Whipple's play "Spokesperson" was produced in Chicago in 2008 and his comedy, "Couch Potatoes of the 22nd Century" was produced in 2009 in Orlando. He’s had 17 other play productions since the mid-1980s. He's won several playwriting awards including five Florida statewide playwriting competitions.

 

Whipple has won six state arts council individual artist fellowships: Two from Illinois: 1985 and 1990 and four from Florida: 1982, 1996, 2006, and 2014. The 1996 Florida fellowship was for Playwriting and all the others were for Visual Art. In 2001, he won the $10,000 Fulton Ross Grant based on career achievements.

 

Whipple's paintings for a New Orleans library were selected as one of the 50 best public art projects in 2012 by the Public Art Network. His other public art commissions include an 80-foot long video on the exterior of the Tampa Museum of Art, a 300-foot long mural for the City of Tampa and a 150-foot long mural for a library in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Tampa Museum of Art commissioned Whipple to create a large-scale outdoor video and art installation in Miami Beach that was seen by hundreds of thousands during the week of Art Basel Miami in 2006. In 2014, he won a national competition to create a 75-foot long mural for Ballou High School in Washington, DC.

 

Whipple's artwork is in dozens of corporate, municipal, college and museum collections.

 

He has taught at several colleges including Arizona State University, Florida State University, and Northern Illinois University. He currently teaches at the University of North Florida.

 

Jeff Whipple lives in Jacksonville, Florida with the renowned performance artist, Liz Gibson.

 

www.jeffwhipple.com

Awards

2014  Florida Individual Artist Fellowship - painting

2012 Public Art Network 2012 Year in Review, Whipple's New Orleans commission was selected for the top 50 public art projects in the USA

2008  Artist Grant, Hillsborough County Arts Council - video

2007  Artist Enhancement Grant, Florida Arts Council - career

2006  Florida Individual Artist Fellowship - painting

2001  Fulton Ross Grant for Artists, a $10,000 grant based on career achievements

1996  Florida Individual Artist Fellowship - playwriting

1996  Florida Individual Artist Fellowship - painting

1990  Illinois Individual Artist Fellowship - painting

1985  Illinois Individual Artist Fellowship - painting

1982  Florida Individual Artist Fellowship - painting

Merit Artist (fellowship eligibility but funding unavailable), Florida Arts Council: Playwriting, 2005, 2010 and Visual Art, 1990, 2011

Grants and Contracts Awarded

See awards above.

Publications & Presentations

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016       Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, Florida

2015       The Distinguished Speaker Series, alt-space, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

2013       Cultural Council's Arts Awards, Main Library Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida

2011       Williams Cornelius Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

                Williams Cornelius VAULT, Jacksonville, Florida

                Jefferson Art Center, Monticello, Florida

                North Florida Community College, Madison, Florida

2010       Seizing the Day, Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida

                The Ambivalent Genesis of Being, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

2007       Signs of Life, Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis, Florida

                The Perpetual Spasm, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

2006       The Spasm Between the Infinities, video and art installation for the Tampa Museum of Art during Art Basel Miami Beach, South Seas Hotel, Miami Beach

                Long Time No See, Light, video and painting installation, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

                Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

2005       Riled Life Refuge, Salt Creek Galleries, St. Petersburg, Florida

                Moving Pitchers, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida

2004       Sketches, video and drawing installation, part of the 2nd Ybor Festival of the Moving Image, Tampa, Florida

2003       Twenty-five year Retrospective, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida

                Twenty-five year Retrospective, Orlando City Hall Galleries, Orlando, Florida

                Gallery Enormous, St. Petersburg, Florida

                Florida Stage, Manalapan, Florida

                Boxing Us, video and sculpture installation, part of the Ybor Festival of the Moving Image, Tampa, Florida

2002       Twenty-five year Retrospective, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida

2001       Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida

                Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida

                A.E. Bean Backus Gallery & Museum, Fort Pierce, Florida

2000       Museum of Florida Art and Culture, Avon Park, Florida

                Mount Dora Art Center, Mount Dora, Florida

1998       Buckhead Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

                Eitharong Gallery, Orlando, Florida

                Mira Mar Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

                Florida West Coast Symphony, Sarasota, Florida

                Florida Stage, Manalapan, Florida

1996       Kanega, Sarasota, Florida

1995       University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

                Stetson University, DeLand, Florida

                Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois

1994       Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida

1993       Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

                Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida

                Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

                Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, Florida

                Casements Cultural Center, Ormond Beach, Florida

1992       Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, Florida

                Arcade Theater, Fort Myers, Florida

                TECO Plaza Gallery, Tampa, Florida

1991       Kunst Gallery, Denver, Colorado

                Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois

                McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois

                University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

                Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, Florida               

                Manatee Community College, Bradenton, Florida

                B.I.G. Arts, Sanibel, Florida

1990       West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

                Berghoff-Cowden Galleries, Tampa, Florida

                North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

                Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

                South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois

                Rainbo Club, Chicago, Illinois

1989       University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1988       Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, Florida

                Berghoff Gallery, Clearwater, Florida

                Raw Space, Chicago, Illinois

                Rainbo Club, Chicago, Illinois

                University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

1987       Sybil Larney Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

                Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois

1986       Florida State University, 4 Arts, Tallahassee, Florida

                Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois

                Rainbo Club, Chicago, Illinois

1985       A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

                Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, Florida

                Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois

                New School of Visual Arts, Tampa, Florida

                Soho South Gallery, Clearwater, Florida

1984       Judson College, Elgin, Illinois

1983       Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, Florida

                Soho South Gallery, Safety Harbor, Florida

1982       Artist's Alliance Gallery, Tampa, Florida

                Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, Florida

                Palm Press Gallery, Tampa, Florida

1981       Tampa Originals Gallery, Tampa, Florida

                Brandon Cultural Center, Brandon, Florida

1980       University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

         

2017 Naples National, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida, Juror's Award

2016 26th Annual All Florida, Martin County Arts Council, Stuart, Florida

         Pinnacle National, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, Third Place Award

         All Media Biennial, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida, Merit Award

          Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia

2015 All Media Biennial, Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida, Merit Award

          Obelisk 450, commissioned artwork, Compassionate St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Florida

          UNF Art Faculty Show, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

2014 Our Shared Past, curated themed exhibition, Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, Florida

          64th Anniversary Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Award of Excellence

2013 North of Modern, Florida Mining Gallery Satellite Show, Miami, Florida

Face to Face: Self-Portraits from the collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

          One Spark, Jacksonville, Florida

          UNF Art Faculty Show, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

          The 63rd Anniversary Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida

2012 Big Art, Mini Golf, curated artist mini golf course, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

          Folio Weekly Invitational, Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida

          The Highway Gallery, 12 artists on digital billboards, Clear Channel and Florida Mining Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

          UNF Art Faculty Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida

          Florida Focus, curated selection by Ken Rollins, Studio@621, St. Petersburg, Florida

          National Art Encounter, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida

          Contemporary Art from the Gulf Coast Museum Collection, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida

          The 62nd Anniversary Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Award of Excellence

2011 2011 Florida Artists Exhibition, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida, Award of Merit

          Pinnacle III, national art competition, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, Best of Show Award

          FSU Art Faculty Show, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida

          Ten Donors/Ten Works, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida

2010 About Face, 3-artist show, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, Florida

          Pinnacle II, national art competition, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, Merit Award

          Florida Contemporary Exhibit, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida      

          Biennial V, Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida, Best In Show Award

          Magic Silver, photo competition, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, Juror Award

          Works from the Figure Studio, Jefferson Arts Gallery, Monticello, Florida

          Faculty Show, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

2009 58th Annual All Florida Competition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

          All-Media National Exhibition IV, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida, Best In Show Award

          Mirror, Mirror, 26 artist’s self-portraits, Bellamy Road Gallery, Melrose, Florida

          Take Out, artists using take out containers, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida

          Pinnacle, national art competition, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, 3rd Place Award

          22nd Annual Northern National, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Patron Award

          Contain It, 10 artist installations in storage pods, Dunedin Art Center, Dunedin, Florida

          25 Florida Fellowship Artists, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

          25 Florida Fellowship Artists, City of Orlando Art Gallery, Orlando, Florida

          17th Southeast Regional, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida

          Philosophical Visual Metaphor in Contemporary Florida Art, Gallery for Innovation & the Arts, Tallahassee, Florida

          59th Fine Arts Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Best of Show Award

        Electronics Alive V, curated digital media exhibit, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

2008 Retro/Perspectives, 5 channel large-scale video installation in a group show, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

          Independents’ Film Festival, video, Education Channel, West Central Florida Cable Television, Florida Choice Award

          57th Annual All Florida Competition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

          Florida Fellowship Artists, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

          Black and White Show, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida

          Faculty Show, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

          New Tampa Arts, New Tampa, Tampa, Florida, Honorable Mention Award

          The Circle Revisited, Gallery 209, West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, Florida

2007 Electronics Alive IV, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

          20th Annual Northern National, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Patron Award

          Cognitive Romance, two-artist show with Chalet Comellas, Progress Energy Center for the Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

          New Tampa Arts, Tampa Palms, Tampa, Florida, Best of Show Award

          Florida Fellowship Artists, Miami Dade College, Miami, Florida

2006 Group Show, Bleu Acier, Tampa, Florida

          56th Fine Arts Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Best of Show Award

        Faculty Show, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

2005 54th Annual All Florida Competition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

          55th Fine Arts Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, 2nd Place Award

          Independent’s Film Fest, video, Education Channel, West Central Florida Cable Television

          2D-3D 2005, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, Florida

          Flock Around the Dock, Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida

          Adjunct & Alumni Show, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

          Art Encounter 2005, juried national, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida

2004 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, Florida

          underCURRENTS/overVIEW 7, curated survey, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

          Home Grown: Florida  Artists from the Permanent Collection, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

          Art 2004, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, Award of Merit

          4th National Art Exhibition, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

          Independent’s Film Fest, video, Education Channel, West Central Florida Cable Television   

          Ybor Festival of the Moving Image, 6 videos, Tampa, Florida, Narrative Comedy Award 

          54th Fine Arts Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Best of Show Award

2003 Small Works from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts

          52nd Annual All Florida Juried Competition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

          Independent’s Film Fest, video, Education Channel, West Central Florida Cable Television, Best Experimental Film Award

          Party of Twelve, Bettcher Gallery, Miami, Florida

          Take Home A Nude, invitational, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

          The 53rdt Fine Arts Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Third Place Award

2002 Figurative Elements, All Florida Juried Exhibition, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

          On the Edge, (video), juried exhibition, Sarasota, Florida

          National Art Exhibit, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

          Cuban Sandwich Show, Viva La Frida, Tampa, Florida

          All Media Exhibit, Art Center of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, Honorable Mention

          Multiple Visions III, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida

          Northern Trust Annual Competition, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Longboat Key, Florida, Third Place Award

2001 50th Anniversary Invitational, 15 Florida Artists, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

          8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Artists Unlimited, Tampa, Florida

          Figurative Works, Juried National Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

          Two Artist Show, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, Florida

          Gallery Artists, Spiller Vincenty Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

          2D/3D Exhibition, Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida

          The 51st Anniversary Exhibition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Award of Excellence

          Northern Trust Annual Competition, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Longboat Key, Florida, Best of Show Award

2000 Sarasota Biennial, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

          43rd Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Art Center, Chautauqua, New York

          Idiosyncracies, Figurings, Regional Group Show, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

          Wallpaper, Group Show, Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

          Landscapes, Group Show, Mira Mar Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

          Images, Objects & Ideas, Group Show, Merrick Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

          4th Annual National Competition, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida

          Paintings of Florida, Two artist show with Susan Klein, Clayton Galleries, Tampa, Florida

          Northern Trust Annual Competition, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Longboat Key, Florida, Equal Award

1999 The Museum Collection, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida

          Artistic Waters, Invitational, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida

          Jean Bordeaux Florida Sculpture Competition, LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, Florida

          Florida Images, Four Artist Show, DeLand Museum  of Art, DeLand, Florida

          11th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

          Group show, Pedestrian Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

          3rd Annual National All Media, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida

          Shannon Exhibit, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Longboat Key, Florida, Best of Show Award

          61st National Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida  

          Group Show, Clayton Gallery, Tampa, Florida

          Town of Longboat Key Show, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Longboat Key, Florida, Best of Show Award

          Sarasota Artists, Invitational, Selby Library, Sarasota, Florida

1998 Lest We Forget, a national survey about the Gulf War, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

          A Fan Fantasy, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

          2nd Annual National, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, Florida, Award of Excellence

          Much Ado About Art, Saltcreek Artworks, St. Petersburg, Florida

1997 Impressionistic Realism, Indigo Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

          9th Annual All Florida, Center for the Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, Juror’s Choice Award

          12+1, Sarasota Visual Art Center, Sarasota, Florida

          60th Anniversary International, Manatee Art League, Bradenton, Florida

          Inside/Outside, Fulton Burt Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

1996 Small Works, Miramar Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

          Figurative Painters, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

          Featuring Florida, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida, Purchase Award

          Biennial II, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, Florida

          45th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

          The Texas International, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

          8th Annual All Florida, Center for the Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

          The 10th Coastal National, Glynn Art Association, St. Simons Island, Georgia

          Shannon Exhibit, Longboat Key Art Center, Longboat Key, Florida, Best of Show

          Artist as Activist, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center @ Salt Creek Galleries, St. Petersburg, Florida

          The World Around Us,  Manatee Art League, Bradenton, Florida, Equal Award

          Group Show, Indigo Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida

          LBK Exhibit, Longboat Key Art Center, Longboat Key, Florida, Equal Award

1995 The Nuclear Neighborhood, The Peace Museum, Chicago, Illinois

1994 Biennial I, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, Florida, Best of Show Purchase Award (Michael Auping, Juror)

          43rd Florida Juried Competition, Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, Florida

          All Florida Juried Show, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida 

          3rd Annual Competition, Longboat Key Art Center, Longboat Key, Florida, Best of Show Award

          Portrait & Figure, Art League of Manatee County, Bradenton, Florida, Merit Award

1993 55th National Exhibition, Society of the 4 Arts, Palm Beach, Florida, J. C. Houser Award

          Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, Florida

1992 Annual Juried Exhibition, Orlando Museum, Orlando, Florida, Best of Show Award

          Waking the Dream, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida

          Festival of Trees, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida, Merit Award

          Sleeping on a Bed of Nails, ARTarget, Sarasota, Florida

1991 40th Juried Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, Florida

          Image, Irony, Illusions, five artist show, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio

          Disjunctive, four artist show, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida

          Artists of Florida, Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, Florida

          Selections From Florida Collections, Dunedin Art Center, Dunedin, Florida

          Directions, Corbino Galleries, Sarasota, Florida

          Florida Landscape, The People, Miami Dade Public Library, Miami, Florida

          Northern Trust Show, Longboat Key Art Center, Longboat Key, Florida, Honorable Mention

          Faculty Show, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida

          Annual Juried Exhibition, B.I.G. Arts, Sanibel, Florida

          Human Image Show, Art League of Manatee County, Bradenton, Florida, Honorable Mention

1990 Faculty Show, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida

          Artfest '90, Venice, Florida, First Place Award

          40th Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois, Merit Award

          4th Annual Regional Show, Gallery Ten, Rockford, Illinois, 3rd Place Award

          Artforms '90, Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana

          Faculty Show, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

1989 Documents of Censorship, A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Artist as Provocateur, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

          The Beautiful and the Ugly, Center of Modern Art, Gainesville, Florida

          Faculty Show, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

          Alumni Selections, N.I.U. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1988 Par Excellence, School of the Art Institute Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1987 Sybil Larney Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Berghoff Gallery, Clearwater, Florida

          Some People's Work We Really Like, N.I.U. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Bates Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Figuration in the Eighties, Hodgell-Gillman Gallery, Tampa, Florida

          Figuration in the Eighties, Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

1986 Rutgers National Works on Paper, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey

          29th Annual Beloit Vicinity Competition, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin

1985 9th Annual Competition, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois

          11th Juried Exhibition of Illinois Artists, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Florida Figures, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida

          Vicinty Show, Norris Cultural Art Center, St. Charles, Illinois

          Nine Artists Briefly, Captiva Library, Captiva Island, Florida

          2nd Annual Competition, Elgin College, Elgin, Illinois, 2nd Place Award and Purchase Award

          Soho South Gallery, Clearwater, Florida

          People, Places and Things, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida

1984 10th Juried Exhibition of Illinois Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Illinois

          Invitational, Florida's Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, Florida

          Update: Small Works, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida

          Soho South Gallery, Safety Harbor, Florida

1983 9th Juried Exhibition of Illinois Artists, Wicker Park Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

          Recent Funambulism, 2 artist show, Cape Coral Art Gallery, Cape Coral, Florida

          Small Works Competition, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida, Purchase Award

          Chairs, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

          Soho South Gallery, Safety Harbor, Florida

          New Artists, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

1982 Florida Painting '82, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida

          Drawings and Prints Southeast, Gulf Coast Art Center, Belleair, Florida

          Miami International Print Biennial, Metro Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, Award of Merit (Gabor Peterdi, juror)

          Dimensions '82, Westside Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, Best of Show Award

1981 Museum Choice, Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, Florida

          James Rosenquist Invitational, Artist's Alliance Gallery, Tampa, Florida (James Rosenquist, Curator)

          Hangar One, Artist's Alliance Gallery, Tampa, Florida

1980 Tampa Bay '80, Tampa Museum, Tampa, Florida

          Wonderworks '80, Centennial Art Center, Nashville, Tennessee

          Hodgell-Hartman Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

          Student Art Competition, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Best of Show Award (Philip Pearlstein, Juror)

          Object as Subject, Artist's Alliance Gallery, Tampa, Florida

          Grad student show, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

1979 Student Art Competition, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 2nd Place Award

1978 Vicinity Competition, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

          It Only Hurts at the Knees, 2 artist show, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

1977 Ars Nova, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

 

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS AND PURCHASES

 

2015       Obelisk Art 450, St. Augustine, Florida – Painted 8-foot-tall obelisk for the 450th Anniversary of St. Augustine.

2014       Ballou High School Lobby- Mural, 9 feet by 75 feet, Washington, DC

2012       New Orleans East Library- 11 commissioned paintings, New Orleans, Louisiana

2011       Harbinger Sign Company, Portrait of Roger Williams, Owner, Jacksonville, Florida

2006       Tampa Museum of Art - Video projection in Miami Beach during Art Basel Miami Beach week

2006       City of Tampa, Florida - Video projection (temporary) and 300-foot long lighted mural (2 year display)

2005       Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida- Mural for the Coleman Library

2004       Whole Foods Market, Sarasota, Florida - Purchase of a 1995 oil painting for exhibit in their store

2004       Hospice of Chiefland, Chiefland, Florida - Two commissioned sculptural benches

2003       MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida - Portrait of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.

2003       Hospice of the Lakes, Palatka, Florida - Two commissioned sculptural benches

2002       Johnson Library, St. Petersburg, Florida - Mural, 3 feet by 150 feet

2001       Volusia County Courthouse, De Land, Florida - Four commissioned oil paintings, 5 feet by 6 feet each

2001       Alachua Regional Service Center, Alachua County, Florida - Two oil paintings purchased.

2000       McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, New York - Six oil paintings purchased.

1999       The European Academy of Early Education, Nokomis, Florida - Mural, 3 feet by 140 feet

1998       Volusia County Agricultural Center, De Land, Florida - Four commissioned oil paintings, 6 feet by 12 feet each

1998       The Hospice of North Central Florida, Gainesville, Florida - Five commissioned cast concrete sculptural benches

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2012-present        Adjunct, studio art courses, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

2010-11 Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

2005-9   University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

1998       Manatee State College, Bradenton, Florida

1990-92 Ringling College of Art, Sarasota, Florida

1988-90 Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois

1982-83 Edison College, Fort Myers, Florida

1982       Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida

Graphic Chemical Corporation, Oak Park, Illinois

Ballou High School, Washington, DC

Armor Holdings, Jacksonville, Florida

East New Orleans Regional Library, New Orleans, LA

Holland and Knight Law Offices, Tampa, Florida

McGraw-Hill Companies, New York, New York

MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Alachua Regional Service Center, Alachua County, Florida

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

Metropolitan Museum, Coral Gables, Florida (1982 Purchase)

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Valencia College, Orlando, Florida

Tampa Museum of Art and the City of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

Harbinger Sign Company, Jacksonville, Florida

Williams Properties, Orange City, Florida

Edison College, Fort Myers, Florida

Northfield Mount Hermon, Mount Hermon, Massachusetts

Hospice of North Central Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Hospice of the Lakes, Palatka, Florida

Hospice of Chiefland, Chiefland, Florida

Oasis Towers, Ft. Myers, Florida

Pensacola State College, Pensacola, Florida

European Academy of Early Education, Venice, Florida

Volusia County Agricultural Center, De Land, Florida

Volusia County Courthouse, De Land, Florida

Johnson Library, City of St. Petersburg, Florida

Whole Foods Market, Sarasota, Florida

City of Palm Desert, Palm Desert, California

 

PLAYWRITING - Theater Productions and Readings of original plays

 2015       Jax by Jax, staged readings of 3 scenes from 3 plays, literary festival, Jacksonville, Florida

2013       Breaking New Ground 2013 Winner, full staged reading of my play DIORAMA, Stageworks, Tampa, Florida

2012       From Page to Stage, 3 readings of my play “Diorama”, Elgin Art Showcase, Elgin Arts Commission, Elgin, Illinois

2010       Sex, Beer and Shakespeare, a short play with video in a variety show, Mickee Faust Club, Tallahassee, Florida

2009       Couch Potatoes of the 22nd Century, Valencia Character Company, Valencia State College, Orlando, Florida

2008       Spokesperson, full production, Prop Thtr, Chicago

2007       Spokesperson, two staged readings in the New Play Festival, Prop Theater, Chicago, Illinois

2005       The Cutting Edge of Amenities, one-act play in The Floridians, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida

2004       Couch Potatoes of the 21st Century, Bowsher High School production, Toledo, Ohio

2002       The Terrorism of Love, Valencia Character Company, Valencia State College, Orlando, Florida

                Dial-a-mom, one script in a comedy review called Laughing Matters, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, Florida

2001       The Meat Bush, Florida Playwright’s Process, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida

                Dial-a-mom, Florida Shorts, A festival of short plays by Florida Playwrights, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, Florida

1999       Tunnels in the Crust, The Players Theater, Sarasota, Florida

1998       The Tourist Trap, The Players Theater, Sarasota, Florida

The Polio Boxer, Caldwell Theater, Boca Raton, Florida

1997       The Polio Boxer, The Players Theater, Sarasota, Florida

The Polio Boxer, The Arcade Theater, Fort Myers, Florida

The Tourist Trap, Valencia Character Company and the International Fringe Festival, Orlando, Florida

1994       Bitter, Valencia Character Company, Valencia State College and the International Fringe Festival, Orlando, Florida

1993       Telewas, Artworks Theatre Company, Miami Beach, Florida

1992       Tunnels In The Crust, Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers, Florida

1988       Ninja Love Trilogy, Michigan State University and Sheffield's, Columbia College, and the Rainbo Club in Chicago

1987       I Married a Ninja, Mr. Courtesy, Banana Zaps, 3 one acts, Sheffield's, Chicago, Illinois

1987       Mr. Courtesy, Gallimaufry #19, Second City ETC, Chicago

The Suburban Missile Crisis and Coping With Coping, Askance Theater, Chicago

1986       The Blame, Playwright's Center, Chicago

 

PUBLIC LECTURES

 

2013       University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida

2010       Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida

2007       Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

2007       University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

2006       Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

2004       Keene State University, Keene, New Hampshire

2004       Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

2003       Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, Florida

1999       Ringling College of Art, Sarasota, Florida

1995       University of Texas, El Paso, Texas

1995       Stetson University, De Land, Florida

1991       Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

1991       Valencia College, Orlando, Florida

1991       Manatee State College, Bradenton, Florida

1990       North Lakeside Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

1990       Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida

1989       University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

1986       Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1983       Edison College, Fort Myers, Florida

1982       Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

ARTS WRITING

2010       The Democrat, daily paper, Tallahassee, Florida, art reviews, March 6, April 2 and August 6

2000       The Weekly Planet, regional monthly cultural magazine, An interview for the June 15 issue, Sarasota, Florida

1996-99 The New Art Examiner, national magazine, articles and art reviews

1999       Eclipse Magazine, regional monthly cultural magazine, Culture column and reviews, Sarasota, Florida

1995-6   Arts writer and columnist, The Albuquerque Tribune, daily newspaper, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1994-5   Art reviewer, THE magazine, monthly arts magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1994-5   Art and theater reviewer and Arts and Literature Editor, NuCity, weekly cultural newspaper, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1994       Art and theater reviewer, The Dolphin, weekly newspaper, Anna Maria Island, Florida

1994       Commentary, Edgewise Magazine, monthly arts magazine, Tampa, Florida

1992       Art reviews and columnist, Sarasota Arts Review, monthly arts magazine, Sarasota, Florida

 

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