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Curriculum Vitae

VIRGINIA MAKSYMOWICZ

3719 Lancaster Avenue

Philadelphia PA 19104 

home phone: 215-387-9706

email: vam@tandm.us

website: http://www.tandm.us/

 

EXHIBITIONS (selected)

Solo —

2011 Art on the Avenue, Philadelphia, PA: "Previously Occupied"

Memorial Hall, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: "Stations of the Cross"

2009-10 Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA: Aesthetic Distance, a sculptural installation

2008 Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE: "Structure and Metaphor"

2007 Landmarks Contemporary Projects, Powel House, Philadelphia, PA: "Rules of Civility"

Narthex Gallery, Saint Peter's Church, New York, NY: "Stations of the Cross

2006 Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI: "Searching for Patterns"

2005 Penelec Gallery, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA: "Stations of the Cross"

2003 Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN: "Accumulated Intention" (twenty-year retrospective)

2002 Ceres Project Room, Elizabeth Foundation, New York, NY: "The Physical Boundaries of this World"

Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA: "Alternating Figures" (ten-year retrospective)

2001 Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: "Grief" (window installation)

2000 Phoenix Gallery Project Room, New York, NY: "Garden of Earthly Delights"

1998 St. Joseph's University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: "Cameo Appearances"

1997-99 Artfronts, Philadelphia, PA: What is it that we refuse to see?

1989 Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA: "Situational Ethics"

1988 Amos Eno Gallery, NYC: "Insider Information"

1987 Forum A Gallery, University of Maine at Augusta: solo show

1985 Federal Hall National Monument, NYC: "On The Street (A Lesson in Social Stratification)," installation sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Public Image Gallery, NYC: The Bottom Line, installation sponsored by Public Image and Artists Space/Artist Grants

Group —

2012 Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN: "Anger, Angst and Art"

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, "Fragile Boundaries"

Bronx Art Space, NYC: "Circuitous Routes"

2011 Art on the Avenue, Philadelphia, PA: "Queries"

Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA: "Art in the Open"

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE: "Battle of the Sexes"

University of Pennsylvania, International House Gallery, "Women and Water"

2010 Lancaster Art Museum (Benefit Event), "Bodily Pleasures" (2-person show)

Woodmere Museum, "Constructed Visions," Philadelphia, PA

2009 Amos Eno Gallery, "Past and Present," New York, NY

City Hall, Philadelphia, PA: "Paper Works!"

Florissant Valley Gallery, St. Louis Community College, MO: "Women and the Environment"

2008 National Museum of Catholic Art and History, New York, NY: "Three Artists for Lent and Easter"

Redding Gallery, Wilmington, DE: "Stitch by Stitch" and "Environmental Distress"

Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY: "Couples"

2007 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY: "Reconstructing the Feminist Past: Art World Critique, 1960 to Now"

2006 Foundation for the Sacred Arts, traveling exhibit, "Redeeming Beauty"

Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA: "Body Language: Figurative Works by Five Women Sculptors"

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA: "A Conversation at the Table"

2005 Philadelphia Fringe Festival: "Dissonance"

Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA: "Art Full Text"

Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron, OH: "Man & Beast"

Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA: "A Show of Hands"

Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: "Making History"

2004 Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT: "Translucence"

Williams Art Center Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA: "Sheltered"

2003 Broadway Gallery, New York City: "Drawing Conclusions II"

Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO: "Corners"

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI: "Frames of Identity; Images of Self"

2002 Silicon Gallery, New York City: "Here and Now"

Consortium Gallery, Portland Maine; Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA; Center for Cultural Change, Northampton, MA (traveling exhibit): "Counting Coups"

2001 American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD: "Mardi Gras Soul Train"

Dieu Donné Gallery, New York City: "Land/Escape"

2000 Baltimore Artscape: School 33 Gallery, Baltimore, MD: "Artafexus"

Phoenix Gallery Project Room, New York, NY: "Generativity"

1999 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA (site-specific installation with Blaise Tobia)

Baltimore Artscape, Baltimore, MD: "Martyrology" (installation)

1998 Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: "Neoclassicism Revisited"

Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA: "Contempo-Italianate," Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ: "Reprocessed Legacies," (4-person show)

1996 Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA: "Lily of the Mohawks"

  Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA: "Work/Space: Visual Relations Incorporate"(outdoor installation in financial district)

Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont (Philadelphia), PA: "Women: Object/Subject"

Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA: "Transforming Tradition"

1995 Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon (Chicago), IL: "Lightweight Works"

Primary Objects Gallery, San Antonio, TX: "People, Places, Things"

1994 Dana Gallery, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA: "Retrievals"

Prince Street Gallery, NYC: "Family Values"

S.S. White, Philadelphia, PA: "Sum & Parts"

Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, NY: "Paper Works"

Primary Objects Gallery, San Antonio, TX: "Ancestors and Elders"

1993 City Hall, Philadelphia, PA: "All in All, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia"

1992 Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA: "American Pie: Myth Representation"

Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV: "Market Strategies" (two-person show)

1991 ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL: "Inappropriate Men"

The Alternative Museum, NYC: "Beyond Aesthetics: Works of Conscience"

1990 The Clocktower, NYC: "Positive Actions: Visual AIDS"

Swords into Plowshares Gallery, Detroit, MI: "Cultural Exchange" (two-person show)

The Armory, Philadelphia, PA: "Art at the Armory"

1989 Bronx River Art Gallery, NYC: "Art Against Apartheid"

N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL: "Assumptions"

1988 Rennselaer Center for Contemporary Art, Troy, NY: two-person show

Islip Art Museum, NY: "The Plight of the Figure"

PS 122, NYC: "The Portrait Retold: Present Histories"

City Without Walls, Newark, NJ: "Uhruru: African and American Artists Against Apartheid"

Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX: "Back to the Future"

1987 Bronx River Art Gallery, NYC: "Art in Unestablished Channels"

Minor Injury Gallery, NYC: "10%"

Franklin Furnace, NYC: "Money/Power"

Momenta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: "Voices of Dissent"

Rotunda Gallery, NYC: "Fragments"

1986 Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA: "Oppression/Expression"

10 on 8, NYC: "Imaginary Brooklyn"

Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA: "With the Land"

Wiesner Gallery, NYC: "Undercurrents"

Pace University Gallery, NYC: "Taking Liberties"

1985 Federal Hall National Monument, NYC: "On The Street (A Lesson in Social Stratification)," installation sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Grey Gallery, New York University, NYC: "Precious: An American Cottage Industry of the Eighties"

Public Image Gallery, NYC: "The Bottom Line," window installation sponsored by Public Image and Artists Space/Artist Grants

1984 22 Wooster, NYC: "Art Against Apartheid"

Artcite, Windsor, Ontario, Canada: "Crossed Borders"

La Chambre Blanche, Quebec, Canada: "Féministe toi-même, féministe quand-même"

1983 Franklin Furnace, NYC: "End of the Rainbow"

Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, MI: "The Demise of Opulence and the Death of Art"

1982 College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH: "Extended Stories"

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH: collection

College of Wooster, Wooster, OH: installation, "Dinosaur/Human Trackway"

1980 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil: "American Women Artists"

Lever House Gallery, NYC: "Art for Public Places"

Federal Plaza, NYC: "Nineteen at Twenty Six"

1979 Pratt Gallery, NYC: "Art for Public Spaces: Proposals/Solutions"

Newhouse Gallery, NYC: "Artists By The Sea"

Six City Activities: NYC/The Achilles Press (archived at the Franklin Furnace Collection, Museum of Modern Art, NYC)

New York Botanical Garden: installation, Conceptual Garden

1978 Battery Park, NYC: Organization of Independent Artists

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NYC: installation

BACA Downtown, NYC: mural

1977 Mandeville Gallery, University of California, San Diego: "We'll Call You"

Mandeville Gallery, U.C.S.D.: "The Artist's Book"

TRACES: (with Bruce Reynolds) La Jolla/The Achilles Press

San Diego Mesa College: installation

1976 HEADS: La Jolla/The Achilles Press

Guide to Locating Sculpture: La Jolla/The Achilles Press (archived at the Franklin Furnace Collection, Museum of Modern Art, NYC)

U.C.S.D. Campus: installations (2)

1975 The Floating Wall, Santa Ana, CA: "Twenty Perspectives" 

 

COMMISSIONS

2001-05 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA: "Stations of the Cross," set of 14 finished, charcoal drawings and 14 sculptural reliefs

 

RESIDENCIES

2012 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome (November)

2007 Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (May-June)

2006-07 Artist-in-Residence, Powel House, Philadelphia PA (June-October)

2006 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome (September-October) 

 

AWARDS

2012 Mellon Foundation/Central Pennsylvania Consortium research grant

2007 Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

2006 Mellon Foundation/Central Pennsylvania Consortium research grant

2005, 02 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts: SOS Grant

1999 Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity grant

1991 New York State Council on the Humanities lecture grant

1988 Art Matters Incorporated artist fellowship; Barbara Deming Fund exhibit grant

1984 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in sculpture

1985, 87, 88 Artists Space/Artist Grant

 

PUBLICATIONS

Articles published by the Detroit Institute of Art, George Billis Gallery (catalogue essays) and in The New Earthwork, The Encyclopedia of Sculpture, Art & The Public Sphere, Sculpture Magazine, NYArts , Heresies, High Performance, Sojourners, The Other Side, The Witness, The National Catholic Reporter, Women Artist News, Atlanta Art Papers and Art&Artists. 

 

EXHIBIT REVIEWS, CATALOGUES, BOOKS (selected)

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Edith Newhall, "Shows are a good reason for a short trip to Delaware," July 29, 2012

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Stephan Salisbury, "Wall to Wall," November 10, 2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Edith Newhall, "Look at these," review of "Queries," October 16, 2011

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Edith Newhall, "Lawn art: Woodmere's surprising summer sculpture show,"July 25, 2010 

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Victoria Donohoe, "Work that radiates pure energy," review of Aesthetic Distance, February 12, 2010

Bucks County Courier Times: Gwen Shrift, review of Aesthetic Distance, November 29, 2009

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Victoria Donohoe, review of "Paper Works!," October 23, 2009

New York Times: Benjamin Genocchio, "Married to Art and Each Other," April 27, 2008

New York Newsday: Ariella Budnick, review of "Couples," April 11, 2008

Sculpture Magazine: Angela Melkisethian, review of Stations of the Cross, July/August 2005

Sculpture Magazine: Ana Finel Honigman, review of The Physical Boundaries of This World, March 2003 

Alternating Figures: Arlene Raven, "Yes, Virginia," catalogue essay, March 2002

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Edward J. Sozanski, review of "Women: Object/Subject," April 26, 1996

New York Times: Helen A. Harrison, "Human Body as Metaphor," October 23, 1988

New York Newsday: Margaret Moorman, "Artistic Figures of Authority," September 23, 1988

New Art Examiner: Mary Murphy, "American Pie: Myth Representation," March, 1993

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Edward J. Sozanski, "Political Art with style and decorum," November 6, 1992 

American Pie: Myth Representation, essay by Miles Orvell, Abington Art Center, Philadelphia and CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, 1992

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Victoria Donohoe, review of "American Pie: Myth Representation," October 25, 1992 

The Female Body: Figures, Styles, Speculations, Lawrence Goldstein, editor, University of Michigan, 1991 

Upfront: "On The Street," Lippard, Perr, Sutherland and Wexler, editors, Winter, 1985-86

Precious, Grey Gallery, NYC, 1985

 

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

• Moderator, "Relics and Reliquaries: Reconsidered," Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD (2011)

• Reviewer, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation fellowships in sculpture, Baltimore, MD (2008)

• Panelist, "Beauty and Identity," Gretchen Hupfel Symposium with Don Camp, Dave Hickey and Eleanor Heartney, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE (2008)

• Speaker, "The Fragmented Figure," Cardiff School of Art, Cardiff Wales (2005)

• Reviewer, Public Art Office of Philadelphia percent for the arts project (2003)

• Speaker (with Blaise Tobia and Tullio Sirchia), "The Alfa-Media School," Computers in Art and Design Education, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland (2001)

• Reviewer, Pennsylvania Humanities Council grant recipients (2000-2006)

• Speaker, "Too Feminist, Too Eighties, Too Much Like Kiki Smith," The Feminist Art and Art History Conference, Barnard College, Columbia University (1999)

• Moderator, "Engaging Cultures," with Luis Jiménez, Molly Blieden and Willie Birch, International Sculpture Center Conference, Chicago, IL (1998)

• Participant, "Brave New World," on-line roundtable discussion hosted by Glenn Harper, Sculpture Magazine, (1997)

• Speaker, "Bad Girls, Humor and the Art of Seduction," Women's Issues in a Global Context, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (1996)

• Speaker, "The (Female) Body Politic," DePauw University, Indianapolis, Indiana (1995)

• Chair, "Artists at the Crossroads: A Critical Look at the Past, Present and Future of Artist-Run Spaces," with Ivan Karp (O.K. Harris Gallery), Dan Concholar (Art Information Center), Marion Griffiths (Sculpture Center) and Sally Hazelet Drummond (painter), Amos Eno Gallery, NYC (1994)

• Co-Chair, (with Dr. Jeanne Fox-Friedman), "Bad Girls, Humor and the Art of Seduction," The Feminist Art and Art History Conference, Barnard College, Columbia University (1992)

• Speaker, "Comedic Voice and Vision in Contemporary Western Art," International Society for Humor in Art, Brittany, France (1992)

• Panelist/Chair, ten College Art Association panels (1977, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2012) with scholars/artists such as Elearnor Heartney, David Antin, Robert Hobbs, Athena Tacha, Helen Frederick and W.J.T. Mitchell

• Panelist, "Sculpture on the Threshold of the Nineties," with Eleanor Heartney, Lisa Hoke and Marc Strauss, Franklin & Marshall College, PA (1991)

• Panelist, "Religion as Re-source for Artists," Women's Caucus for Art annual conference (1991)

• Lecturer, New York State Council on the Humanities (1991-92)

• Chair, Women's Caucus for Art panel at annual conference, "Clothing as Model; Clothing as Metaphor" (San Francisco, 1989)

• Panelist, "Art in the Age of Austerity," with sociologist Steven Dubin , Socialist Scholars Conference sponsored by the City University of New York (1988)

• Curator, "Time, Form, Nature, Mind," an exhibit at 10 on 8 in NYC (1986)

• Interviewee, National Public Radio at the public hearings for Richard Serra's Tilted Arc (Andy Lyman, Morning Edition, 3/8/85); interviewee, Maine Public Radio about own work (Kathryn Pfeiffer, 10/87) 

 

EDUCATION

1974-77 MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego

primary studies in sculpture, performance, art theory/criticism; graduated summa cum laude

1973-74 Brooklyn Museum Art School, New York City

studied figurative sculpture

1969-73 BA, Fine Art, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

major in fine arts, minor in art education; graduated magna cum laude with honors

TEACHING POSITIONS (non-adjunct)

2012-present Associate Professor, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA (ON SABBATICAL LEAVE 2012-2013)

2009-2012 Department Chair/Associate Professor, Art&Art History, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

2006-09 Associate Professor, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

1995-96; 99 Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

1990 Visiting Artist, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

1981-82 Visiting Sculptor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1980-81 Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH

 

ARTS-RELATED POSITIONS

1986-89 Articles Editor, Art&Artists, Foundation for the Community of Artists, New York City

1983-86 Executive Director, Amos Eno Gallery, New York City

1978-79 Artist-in-Resdience, Cultural Council Foundation Artist Project, New York City

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