Brent Skidmore                         

 

Education:     

1990 MFA Sculpture, 3-Year Full Assistantship, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Area of Specialization: Sculpture

1987 BFA Sculpture, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, Cum Laude, Areas of Specialization: Sculpture and Functional Design

Studies:           

1987 Kentucky Institute for European Studies, Political Science, Nimes & Paris, France

1994 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

Teaching Appointments:

2011-Present     Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Director, Craft Studies, Co- founder of the STEAM Studio @ the RAMP, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, Asheville, NC, Classes include: All levels of Sculpture, Art Foundations, Capstone courses, Craft History, Community Arts Service-Learning and Drawing

2007-2011     Director of the Craft Campus and Craft Studies Initiative, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC, Classes include: Campus and Sustainable Design and Community Arts Service-Learning

2004-2007    Assistant Professor of Foundation/Fine Art, Woodworking/Functional Arts, Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, MI, Classes include: 3-D Design, All levels of Sculpture and Functional Art, Professional Practices and in charge of envisioning the redesign of the 3-D curriculum

2000      Instructor, Wood & Mixed-Media Sculpture, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

1991-1998       Instructor & Lab Facilitator Art Department Woodshop, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, Classes included: All levels of Furniture Design, Sculpture, Drawing, and 3-D Design

Professional Experience:

2014    Co-Instructor with Stoney Lamar, Sculptural Species, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2012-13      Curator, Speaking in Species: A North Carolina Perspective, the Greenhill Arts Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC, exhibition opens in June 2013

2010- Present       Resident Studio Artist at Grovewood Galleries, Asheville, NC

2011       Co-founder of the Asheville Community Design Lab, William, Randolph School, Asheville, NC

2010      Member Advisory Council to Asheville Area Arts Council, asked by the NC Arts Council to assist council board during probationary period

Instructor, Greenhorns in the Woodshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Co-Founder of TAPAS, Teaching Artist Presenting in Asheville Schools, Integrated Artists      Residency Program in Asheville City Schools

2007      Instructor, Five Days to Furniture, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

               Curator, Speaking in Species: Space, Spectrum and Form, Kendall College of Art and Design,

               GrandRapids, MI

1997-2004     Full-time Studio Artist, Charlotte, NC

2004       Member, Advisory Board, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC

                Member, Planning Board, EnergyXchange, Bakersville, NC

                Instructor, Icehouse Center for Creativity, Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC

                Instructor, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech University, Smithville, TN

2002     Instructor, Shaping and Forming Bonanza, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

               Instructor, Fall Concentration (8 weeks), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

               Instructor, Five Days to Furniture, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

                Participant, Emma Lake Conference on Collaboration, Saskatoon, Canada

2001       Instructor, Surface Design for Wood (Session 7), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2000      Instructor, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

               Instructor, Introduction to Woodworking, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1999       Instructor, Introduction to Woodworking, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                Instructor, Three Days to Furniture, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

1998         Instructor, Woodworking for Greenhorns, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO

1994          Instructor, Furniture Making (Session 6), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

1993          Instructor, Woodworking for Artists (Session 2), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

 

For complete CV: email Brent at bhskidmore@gmail.com