EDUCATION

Yale School of Art, Yale University, M.F.A., painting.

Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A., painting, design.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1982 to present                       Professor, Rhode Island School of Design. Courses taught include Drawing I and II, Painting I and II,

                                                Scientific Illustration, Visible Cities, The Domestic Object, Advanced Drawing, 3D Illustration.

Oct. 2015                               Visiting Critic, Roger Williams University

Dec. 2011                               Visiting Critic, Brown University. Critic for sophomore painting project.

Summer 2010, 08, 06, 03       Vermont Studio Center,, Painting and Sculpture, Johnson, VT.                       

Nov. 2006                               Visiting Critic, Anderson Ranch.  Critic for winter residency program.

Summer 2005                         Instructor, Anderson Ranch.  Course taught: Sculpture

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Jan. 2018                                Pierogi Gallery, installation, N.Y., N.Y.

March-April 2017                  Rafius Fane Gallery, installation entitled "Warp", paintings and works on paper, Boston, Ma.

Sept.-Oct. 2006                      Dolly and Richard Maass Gallery, School of Artand Design, PurchaseCollege, Purchase, N.Y.

Fall 2004                                 Jean Blackburn, McDough Museum of Art, Youngstown StateUniv., Youngstown, Ohio, curated by Leslie Brothers.   

March-April 2004                   Holed, paintings and sculpture, Caren Golden Fine Arts, N.Y, N.Y.

Oct. –Nov. 2002                     Livingroom, sculpture and paintings, Caren Golden Fine Arts, N.Y., N.Y.

March 1999                            Deven Golden Gallery, sculpture and drawings, N.Y., N.Y.

March 1997                            Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, sculpture, N.Y., N.Y.

Oct. 1995                               Dahn Gallery, sculpture and drawings, one-person show, N.Y.,N.Y.

Nov. 1994                               Reconstruct, Pierogi, sculpture and drawings, one-person show, Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

June 25-Aug. 12, 2017         "Double Down", sculpture, Pierogi Gallery, N.Y.

Summer 2017                       Summer Show, sculpture, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, N.Y., N.Y.

Aug. 2=27, 2017                   Summer Show, sculpture, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Ma.

Fall 2016                               Group Show, Outdoor Installation, Kennard Park, Newton, Ma., curated by Allison Newsome

Sept. 5- Oct. 5 2014             Pierogi XX,, Pierogi, Brooklyn, N.Y.            

July-Oct. 2013                      Locally Made, R.I. School of Design Museum, Prov. R.i

March19-April 19 2013        Raid the Attic,  Granoff Center, Brown University, Prov., R.I.

March 2012                          Group Show, Chazan Gallery, Wheeler School, Prov., R.I.

June 16-Aug. 29, 2010          A Sepatate Piece, McNeill Art Group, N.Y., N.Y., curated by Anna Ort and Shane McAdams

 Feb. 5-May 16, 2008            Informed by Function, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, N.Y. , curated by Susan Hoeltzel and Claudia Calirman.

Jan.15-March 15, 2008         Domestico, Ierimonti Gallery, Milan, Italy.

Dec.4-21 2007                      Brief Encouters, Caren Golden Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.

Sept. 2006 - Jan. 2007          Transitional Objects, Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, Purchase, N.Y., curated by Dede Young.

Oct-Nov., 2006                    Material Abuse, Colgate U., N.Y.

June 29-Aug.4, 2006            Material Abuse, Caren Golden Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.

Spring 2006                         Group Show, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, curated by Jennifer Gately.

April 21-May 262006          Plastic Fantastic, The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, N.J., curated by Christopher Chambers.

Feb.16-March 8 2006          Secretive, Wheeler Gallery, Prov, R.I., curated by Annette Cyr.

Jan. 5-14, 2006                    Synthetic Aesthetic, The LAB, curated by Christopher Chambers.

Sept. 21-Nov. 20 2005         Design for Living, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, N.Y., curated by Karen Shaw.

April 30- July 30 2005    ­      Annual Summer Invitational Exhibition, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Ma.

May13-June 8                       Rearranged/Redefined:Domestic Objects Reconsidered, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, curated by Mary Salvante.

Jan.22-March 20 2005         Material Matters, sculpture, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.  curated by Andrea Insellman.

Nov. 26-Dec.24 2005           3 person show, ceramics, David Florio Gallery, Aspen, Colorado.

June 2004-Jan. 2005             About Sculpture, The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., curated by Ian Berry.

Fall 2003                               Undomesticated Interiors, Smith College Art Museum, curated by Linda Muelig.

June- Aug. 2003                    Perforations, McKenzie Fine Arts, group show, curated by Valerie McKenzie, N.Y., N.Y.

Spring 2003                          Form to Function,,John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Dec. 2002                             3 person show, Bettcher Gallery, Miami, Fla., curated by Cora Bettcher.

Jan.-May 2002                      Floor to Ceiling, 3 person show, Aldrich Museum , Ridgefield, Conn., curated by Harry Philbrick.

Jan. March 2002                    Imprints, Punctures & Other Pointed Maneuverings, paintings and sculpture, University of Rhode Island,  curated by Judith Tolnick.

Nov. 2001-Jan.2002              LOUDLY MINIMAL quietly baroque, highlights of 1/4 Hora Project Space, Elgin, Texas, Group Exhibition, Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, Tx.,

                                              curated by Margo Sawyer.

Nov. -March 2001                 The Chasanoff Collection, The Mint Museum of Craft & Design, group show of the ChasanoffCollection, Charlotte, NC.

Sept.-Feb.2001                      Multiple Sensations, a traveling group show curated by Joe Amrhein, Pierogi, Brooklyn, N.Y. for the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco,

                                              Post Gallery in Los Angeles, and Block Art Space in Kansas City, Mo.

Sept.- Nov. 2000                    Threshold, Virginia Center for the Arts, traveling show, curated by Andrea Inselmann, Virginia Beach, Va.                                                          

May-Aug. 2000                      Welcome, group show, curated by Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill, Bronx, N.Y.

Sept. -Nov.1999                     Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Ct.

Dec. 1998-                             Working in Brooklyn, 4-person show, curated Charlotta                        

June 1999                               Kotik, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y. 

April - Aug. 1999                    Threshold: Invoking the Domestic in Contemporary Art, curated by Andrea Inselmann, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

Sept. 1999                              Rage for Art, inaugural show of artists who have had one-person shows, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Summer 1998                         Southern Exposure, curated by Sean Gelb, Ambrosino Gallery,Miami.

May 1998                               Annual Benefit Show, The New Museum, N.Y., N.Y.

March 1998                            Out of the Frying Pan, curated by Linda Gottesfield, Pace University Art Gallery, Pace University, N.Y., N.Y.

Nov. 1997                               Redefinitions: A View From Brooklyn, curated by Sue Joyce, Main Art Gallery, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, Ca.

Sept., Oct. 1997                     New York Drawers, drawing files, curated by Shawn Cummins, Gasworks, London and Corner House, curated by Joe Amrhein,

                                               Manchester, England.

Jan. 1997                                Slad, curated by Janice Krasnow and Mary Jones, Apex Art, N.Y., N.Y.

Sept. 1996                               A Walk in the Woods,, sculpture, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, N.Y.

June 1996                                Downtown Art Exchange, Bronwyn Keenan, sculpture

May 1996                                Gramercy International Art Exhibition, Gracy Mansion and Fred Dorfman Art Projects, Gramercy Park Hotel, N.Y., N.Y.

May 1996                                Annual Benefit Show, The New Museum, N.Y., N.Y.

March 1996                             Wish You Were Here, Bronwyn Keenan, sculpture.

March 1996                              Annual Benefit Show, White Columns, N.Y., N.Y.

Dec. 1995                                 Multiples, Pierogi 2000, sculpture edition, Brooklyn, N.Y.

May 1995                                 Way Cool, Exit Art, The First World. sculpture, biennial survey show, N.Y., N.Y.

Dec. 1994                                 Furniture, Jack Tilton Gallery, sculpture, N.Y., N.Y.

Oct. 1994                                 Backroom, Four Walls, sculpture, 2 person show, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Fall 1994                                   New York Biennial of Glass, Robert Lehman Gallery, Urban Glass, sculpture,  Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jan 1994                                    Photonominal, photo-based sculpture, The Forum Gallery, Jamestown, N.Y.

Jan. 1993                                   Boundaries, Light, Paint and Constructions, sculpture, 148 Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.

1992                                          Body and Soul,  photography, curated by Laura Battle and Kiki Smith, Warren St. Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.

1992                                          Against the Tide, photo-based sculpture, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, N.Y.

1992                                          Travel and Leisure Show,  photography, Four Walls, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1992                                          Neurotic Art Show, sculpture, Artist’s Space, N.Y., N.Y.

1991                                          Photo Projects,  photo-based sculpture, White Columns, N.Y., N.Y.

1990                                          Manipulation and Photography, The Gallery, photo-based sculpture, group show, N.Y., N.Y.

1987                                          Four Corners of Abstract Painting, , paintings, curated by Bill Arning, White Columns N.Y., N.Y.

 
BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017                                          Design Milk, July18, "Broken Chairs and Floating Trash: 4 Mysterious Summer Artworks", by David Behringer. 

                                                  http://design-milk.com/broken-chairs-floating-trash-     4-mysterious-summer-artworks/

2017                                         ArtForum, Aprilt 2017, Ctitic's Pick, Boston, by Abraham Adams.  https://www.artforum.com/picks/id=67699

2017                                         Manual, Issue -8 Spring 2017, Give and Take Portfolio, pub. by the RISD Museum.

2017                                         Sculpture Magazine, March 2017, Kennard Sculpture Trail, by Marty Carlock.                                            

2012                                          ­Resource, Sept. 10, “Go Brooklyn Open Studios”,  by Janet Alexander. http://resourcemagonline.com/go-brooklyn-open-studios/

                                                  ­Providence Journal, March 15, “In the Gallieries”, by Bill Van Siclen.

2006                                          Transitional Objects: Contemporary Still Life, exhibition catalogue, byDede Young, Neuberger Museum, Purchase,  N.Y.

                                                  The Advocate/ Greenwich Time,  Sept. 17, “StillLife in Motion”, by Abby Luby.

2005                                          Material Matters, exhibition catalogue, by Andrea Insellmann, Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

2004                                          New York Times, June 6, Art/Architecture , “This Old Museum”, by Fred Bernstein.

                                                  Undomesticated Interiors, exhibition catalogue, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Ma.

2003                                          Sculpture, Vol. 22 No. 9 / Nov. 2003, Reviews, “Jean Blackburn” by Michael Amy.

2002                                          Time Out, Oct.31-Nov. 7, 2002, Art Reviews, “Jean Blackburn”’Living Room’”,by Noah Chasin.

2001                                          American Craft, Vol. 61 No.4, Aug / Sept.’01, “The Allan Chasanoff Collection”, by Joy S. Kasson.

                                                  Allan Chasanoff CERAMIC Collection, permanent collection catalogue, by Mary Douglas, Curator, Mint Museum of Art and Craft,

                                                  Charlotte, N.C.

1999                                          Art in America, Dec., Review of Exhibitions, “Jean Blackburn at Deven Golden Fine Art.

                                                  New York Times, April 2, Weekend Section, Art in Review,” Jean Blackburn”, by Ken Johnson (designated highly recommended show).

                                                  New Art Examiner, June, “Jean Blackburn”, by Wesley Gibson.

                                       New York Times, Jan. 15, Weekend Section, Art in Review,”Domestic Transformations”, by Ken Johnson.

                                                  Threshold, exhibition pamphlet, by Andrea Inselmann, john Michael Kohler Center, Sheboygen, WI

1998                                          Domestic Transformations, exhibition pamphlet, by Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1997                                          New York Times, April 11, Weekend Section, Art in Review, “Jean Blackburn”, by Roberta Smith.

                                                  Art Net, April, Reviews, “Jean Blackburn at Bronwyn Keenan” by Meaghan Dailey, a.k.a.

1996                                          New York Times Magazine, Sept. 1, cover photo, “The Do-It-Yourself Dealers”, by Ellen Pall.

                                                  Bijutsu Techo, March, by Manami Fujimori.

                                                  Le Millenium, No . 15, Tokoyo, Japan.

1995                                          New York Press, Nov. 29, “Good Ship, Arty Pop” by Stuart Servetar.

                                                  New York Press, Oct. 25-31, Picks by Stuart Servetar.

                                                  The Daily News, June 3, by Stuart Klawans.

                                                  New York Newsday, May 19, “Young Artists Exploring By Light of Imagination” by Amie Wallach.

1994                                          Glass Magazine, Nov. 1994, “The Newest Biennial: Ideas in Glass”, by John Perreault

1992                                          New York Times, Sunday, June 19, “Artistic Visions Make a Case for a Troubled Environment”, by Vivian Raynorre Pelham Art Center Show.

1991                                          Zyma-Art Today, Stuttgart, no. 5 (Nov.-Dec.), pp. 6-15, “New York Discovered”, by Susan Felleman and Peter Chametzky.

                                                  The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J., June 7 by Eileen Watkins.

SELECTED WRITINGS

Fall 2015                                    Double Take, analysis of Von Kobel’s painting on paper in the RISD collection, by the RISD Museum in their award-winning

                                                  publication Manual.

2006                                          Furniture as Prop in the Social Theatre of Life, article for Furniture Studio 4: Focus on Materials, Annual Journal of the Furniture Society,

                                                  John Kelsey, editor.

 

SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION

2015                                          Scientific Illustrator /Collaborator for Assist. Prof. Jian Chen, , Brain Tractography Visualization Study,

                                                  Dept. of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Spring 2015                               Collaborator/ Professor, Scientific Illustration Class, Trilobite Morphology, collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History, N.Y.,

                                                  with Melanie Hopkins, Assist. Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology.

2012, 13, 16,17                         Scientific Illustrator, Etruscan Archaeological Excavation, U. Mass Amherst, Poggio Civiate, Murlo Italy, Antony Tuck, lead archaeologist.

1995 to2001                              Scientific Illustrator, Roman/Nabatean Archaeological Excavation, Southern Temple Project, Brown University, Petra, Jordan,

                                                  Dr. Martha Joukowsky, lead archaeologist.

1992-96                                     Scientific Illustrator, for a book on the archaeological history of Turkey for Dr. Martha Joukowsky of Brown University.

1991,1994,                                Scientific Illustrator, for publications on Mayan Archaeology, for Dr.

1997                                          Michael Coe, Dept. of Archaeology, Yale University

1991                                          Scientific Illustrator, reconstruction of a Roman bath at Kasfiki, Cyprus for Dr. Martha Joukowsky, Brown University.

 

ILLUSTRATION/ DESIGN

1996 to 2001                            Graphic Designer, freelance for Le Gourmet Chef, a national chain of gourmet food stores, based in Flemington, N.J.

1993 to 2000                            Freelance Designer, for Godiva Chocolatier, N.Y., N.Y.

1991                                         Render/Illustrator, for the film "Wind", Filmlink/Zeotrope Production Co. Produced by Tom Luddy, Director-Carol Ballard, Production

                                                 Designer Larry Eastwood..

1990                                         Commissioned Mural, depicting Providence Harbor circa 1878 by Greg Shepard, Prov, R.I.

1989                                         Illustrator, freelance for Shepard-Quraeshi Assoc., Watertown, Ma.

                                                 Mural Commission, depicting Fall River Harbor circa 1885 for the Marine Museum of Fall River, Fall River, Ma.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2014                                          Frazier Teaching Award, given to one full-time and one part-time faculty member each year in recognition of teaching excellence

2011, 07, 02, 1998, 94, 91        Faculty Development Grant, R.I.School of Design, Prov., R.I.

1999                                           New York Foundation for the Arts, sculpture, N.Y., N.Y.

1989                                           Symposium Participant, Art and Education,R.I. School of Design.

1988                                          Mass.Council-on-the Arts State Lottery Grant, for production of painting for the Marine Museum of Fall River.

1981                                          Ford Foundation Summer Grant, Yale University, given to 5 students.

1980                                          Ford Foundation Grant, Yale University, given during the year to promote special projects.