Oscar Jay Gillespie

 

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Education

1983         MFA       Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (printmaking)
1978                           Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta (lithography)
1977 - 78                   Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (graduate program, printmaking)
1977          BFA        Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona (printmaking)

Academic Experience

2003 - present          Full Professor, Department of Art, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
                                             (printmaking/drawing - graduate and undergraduate)
1993 - present          Founding Coordinator and Printer, Cradle Oak Press, Bradley University
1991 - 2003               Associate Professor (tenured), Department of Art, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
1991 - 93
                   Coordinator, Undergraduate Studio Programs, Division of Art, Bradley University
1986 - 91
                   Assistant Professor, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
                                     Director, 21st, 22nd and 23rd Bradley National Print & Drawing Exhibitions
                                     Curator/Conservator, Bradley University Permanent Print Collection
1984 - 85
                   Instructor / Adjunct Faculty, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
                                             Part-time (drawing, watercolor, printmaking, art intro, 2-D design)
1983                            Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                                             Summer program (painting - watercolor)
1981 - 83
                   Teaching Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (intermediate watercolor)

Awards/Honors  Educational/Academic

2002                            Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, Slane College of Com. and Fine Arts, Bradley University
1997                            Distinguished Alumni Award, Centennial Celebration Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
1996                            Sabbatical Leave, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
1995                            Nominated and elected to membership, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
1991                            New Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
1983                            Jacob Kenneth Heller Award in Printmaking, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1981                            Outstanding Printmaker of 1981 Award, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1978                            John Sommers Lithography Workshop Scholarship, Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada
1975 - 77
                   Department of Art Scholarship, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona

Awards/Honors  Art Profession

2002                            Finalist Award, Artists Fellowships 2002, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
                                     Printmaking Residency, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
1999                            Juror's Purchase Award, 12th Parkside National Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Parkside, WU
                                     Juror's Mention Award, 12th McNeese National Exhibition, McNeese State Univ., Lake Charles, LA
1997                            Purchase Award, Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhib., Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK
1996                            Juror's Award MAPC Members Juried Exhibition, Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois 1999
1994                            2nd Award 1994 Membershow, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois
1992                            Hedges Memorial Award 1992 Membershow, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois
1991                            Award of Excellence 15th Harper National Print and Drawing Exhib., Harper College, Palatine, IL
                                     Juror's Award Hilo National Drawing Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii
1990                            Best of Show 1990 Membershow, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois
1989                            Purchase Award Dakotas International II, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
                                     Schweinfurth Special Purchase Award So. Illinois Artists' Comp., Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
                                     Second Cash Award Southern Illinois Artists' Open Competition, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL
                                     Kemper Insurance Purchase Award Harper 13th National Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, IL
1983                            Merit Award UCLA National Student Print Exhibition, Los Angeles, California
                                     O.K. Harris Award Annual Juried Competition, Univ. Museum and Galleries, Arizona State University

Selected Exhibitions

2003                            Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, Illinois

2002                            Solo Exhibition, Volunteer State College, Gallatin, Tennessee
                                     Epicenter Printmaking Exhibition, Print Gallery, Fine Arts Acad., Poznan, Poland
                                     New Faces Group Exhibition, Marshall Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
                                     Printmaking Residency Group Exhibition 2002, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
                                     14th Biennial Drawing & Watercolor Exhib., Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, IL
                                     Pressed and Pulled X Natnl Printmaking Exhibition, Georgia College and State Univ., Milledgeville, GA
                                     Tarot Exchange Exhibition Carroll Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
                                     Exquisite Voodoo Exchange Exhibition, Southern Graphics Council Conference, New Orleans, LA
                                     Bradley Faculty Exhibition and Sale, Heuser Art Center Gallery, Bradley Univ., Peoria, Illinois
                                     Tarot Print Exhibition, Hartmann Center Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
                                     Bradley Faculty Exhibition, Bartonville Bank, Bartonville, Illinois

2001                            Solo Exhibition, Printmaking Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
                                     Prints U.S.A. 2001, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri
                                     Tarot Exchange Exhibition, Tate Center Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
                                     Invitational Group Exhibition, Main Gallery, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
                                     Collaborative Ventures Exhibition, SGC Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX
                                     Tarot Exchange Exhib., Southern Graphics Council Conf., Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX
                                     Bradley Faculty Exhibition, Heuser Center Art Gallery, Bradley Univ., Peoria, Illinois

2000                            Duo Exhibition: Surrealist Ties (w/Richard Finch), Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois
                                     Ecce Homo 2000 Natnl Print & Drawing Exhib., Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC
                                     Ghost Machine Digital Exhibition, SGC Conference, Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL
                                     The Print and the Process, (prod. by The Print Consortium) Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO

1999                            National Printmaking 1999, College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey
                                     12 American Printmakers, Moderna Galerija, Zagreb, Croatia
                                     Fabled Impressions, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
                                     12th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition (Award) Univ. of WI, Parkside, WI
                                     On/Of Paper National Competition, Green Gallery, Chowan Col., Murfreesboro, NC
                                     Society of American Graphic Artists 67th National Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
                                     12th McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition (Award)  McNeese State Univ., Lake Charles, LA
                                     1999 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State Univ., State Univ., AR
                                     MAPC Members Juried Exhibition, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
                                     Print Types Exhibition, (prod. by The Print Consortium)  Highland Community College, Highland, KS
                                     American Print Survey Exhib., (prod. by The Print Consortium)  Wayland Baptist Univ., Plainview, TX
                                     Monotypes Group Invitational Exhibition, Parkland Col. Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
                                     Figure 8 Group Invitational Exhibition, Checkered Raven Gallery, Peoria, Illinois
                                     ASU Alumni Printmaking, SGC Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                                     Bradley Faculty Exhibition, Heuser Center Art Gallery, Bradley Univ., Peoria, Illinois

1998                            Solo Exhibition, NAU Museum, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
                                     American/Czech Portfolio Exhibition, Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio Univ., Athens, OH
                                     5th Biennial of Slovenian Graphic Arts, Gallerija Bozidar Jakac, Novo Mesto, Slovenia
                                     Printmaking Invitational, Harris Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
                                     Best of Peoria Exhibition, WW Gallery, Peoria, Illinois
                                     World Print Survey Exhibition, (prod. by The Print Consortium)  Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, TX
                                     A Strange Vision Exhibition, (prod. by The Print Consortium)  Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

1997                            Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition (Award) Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, Oklahoma
                                     Trio Exhibition: Plate Marks (w/Kurt Kemp, Barbara Madsen)  Frogman's Press Gallery, Beresford, SD
                                     Print Invitational Exhibition, Chidlaw Gallery, Art Acad. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
                                     Boston Printmaking Symposium Folio Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
                                     Hair Folio Exhibition (travelled) University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
                                     Hair Folio Exhibition (travelled) SGC Conference, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL
                                     Emote Sensing Folio Exhibition, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
                                     American Print Survey, (prod. by The Print Consortium)  University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, TX
                                     Emote Sensing Folio Exhibition, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA
                                     Prints from America's Heartland, (prod. by The Print Consortium)  Indian Hills Coll., Ottumwa, IA
                                     Bradley Faculty Exhibition, Checkered Raven Gallery, Peoria, Illinois
                                     American Print Survey, (prod. by The Print Consortium)  Highland Community College, Highland, KS

1974 - 96                   Applroximately 200 Solo, Group and Competitive Exhibitions from 1974 - 1996

Visiting Artist/Lecturer

2002                            Plains Art Museum - Printmaking Residency, Fargo, North Dakota
                                             (public lecture, 5-week residency to create new print editions)
2001                            East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
                                             (public lecture, graduate, undergraduate critiques, tonal collagraph and viscosity monotype demos)
                                     Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
                                            
(demonstrations and instruction in engraving/intaglio and drawing techniques)
                                     Frogman's Print Symposium and Workshops, Vermillion, South Dakota
                                            
(demonstrations and instruction in engraving/intaglio and drawing techniques)
2000                            University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
                                            
(public lecture, graduate critiques, tonal collagraph and viscosity monotype demonstrations)
1999                            Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (November)
                                            
(public lecture, graduate critiques, monotype demonstrations)
                                     Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
                                            
(lecture, demonstrations on intaglio techniques, critiques, production of a 3-color intaglio edition)
1997                            Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
                                            
(demonstration and lecture on intaglio techniques)
                                     University of South Dakota/Frogman's Studios, Beresford and Vermillion, South Dakota
                                            
(lecture, demonstrations and instruction in intaglio techniques, collaborative print edition, grad critiques)
1996                            School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
                                            
(lecture, demonstrations and instruction in engraving, collagraph, viscosity monotype techniques)
                                     Windsor Printmaker's Forum, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
                                            
(lecture, demonstrations and instruction in engraving, collagraph, viscosity monotype techniques)
                                     Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois
                                            
(lecture, demonstration and lecture on additive/reductive drawing techniques)
1995                            Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi
                                            
(lecture, demonstrations and instruction in viscosity monotype techniques)
                                     Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
                                            
(lecture, demonstrations and instruction in viscosity monotype techniques)
1993                            University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas
                                            
(demonstrations and instruction in engraving/intaglio techniques)
1992                            Blackhills Print Symposium and Workshops, Nemo, South Dakota
                                            
(demonstrations and instruction in engraving/intaglio and drawing techniques)
                                     West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
                                            
(demos on viscosity monotype, slide lecture, collaborative print edition, grad/undergrad studio critiques)
                                     Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (demonstrations on engraving/intaglio techniques)
1991                            Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois (demonstrations on viscosity monotype techniques)
1990                            Illinois Wesleyan University, Normal, Illinois (demonstrations on viscosity monotype techniques)
1989                            Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois (intaglio techniques, grad and undergrad critiques)
                                     Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois (demos in additive and subtractive drawing techniques)
1985                            Verde Valley Preparatory School, Sedona, Arizona (watercolor workshop)
1983                            Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona (monotype workshop)

Professional Panel & Conference Participation

2002                            Presenter. New Orleans, Louisiana (April)
                                            
(2002 Southern Graphics Council Conference organiz. & presentation of Exquisite Voodoo Folio)
2001                            Presenter. University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
                                            
(Second Impact Conference - demonstrations in single-level viscosity techniques)
                                     Presenter. University of Texas, Austin, Texas (March)
                                            
(2001 Southern Graphics Council Conference - demonstrations in metal engraving techniques)
1999                            Presenter. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (March)
                                            
(1999 Southern Graphics Council Conference - demonstration in monotype techniques)
1995                            Panel Member: Printmaking, Fresh Approaches, New Techniques
                                            
Mid-America College Art Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
1992                            Panel Chair: Print Competitions: On the Margins or in the Mainstream
                                            
Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee
1989                            Symposium Panel Member: Business Management for Artists
                                            
Sun Foundation, Washburn, Illinois (panel included: William Struve, Peter Saul, Harold Gregor
                                            
and Ken Holder on the subject of submitting works to professional galleries and competitions)

Works Published (selected)

2001                            Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture Issue Six, Fall 2001
                                            
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia Nine works featured:
                                            
Cover Illustration and pages 97 through 104
1999                            Contemporary American Printmaking (48 American printmakers)
                                            
Jilin Fine Arts Publishing, Changchun, China, ISBN 7-5386-0859-8/J630
                                            
Four works featured: pages 117 through 120

1999                            Americki Grafigari (catalog of exhibition by 12 American printmakers) Moderna Galerija
                                            
Zagreb, Slovenia - One work featured: page 9
1999                            Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                            
Department of Art, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas, one work featured: page 24
1999                            Monotype Invitational Exhibition (catalog of invitational exhibition)
                                            
Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL, one work featured: page 14, also featured on announcement
1998                            Fifth Biennial of Slovene Graphic Arts (catalog of invitational exhibition) Narodna Galerija,
                                            
Ljubljana, Slovenia, one work featured: page 111
1998                            McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                            
Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, one work featured: page 12
1997                            McNeese National Printmaking Invitational Exhibition (catalog of invitational exhibition)
                                            
Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, one work featured: page 9
1996                            Quincy Herald-Whig Newspaper
                                            
notice for one-person exhibition at Quincy College, Quincy, Illinois, one work featured: page 6C
1994                            Color Print USA 25th Anniversary Exhibition (catalog of invitational exhibition)
                                             FOV Main Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, one work featured: page 12
1992                            Illinois Writers Review Volume 11, Number 2, Fall 1992,
                                            
Illinois Writers, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, one work featured: Cover Illustration ISSN 0733-9526
1992                            Denison University Invitational Print Exhibition (catalog of invitational exhibition)
                                            
Burk Hall Gallery, Denison University, Granville, Ohio, one work featured: page 14
1991                            Dakotas International Works on Paper Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                            
University Art Galleries, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, one work featured: page 9
1991                            Hilo National Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                            
Campus Center Gallery, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii, one work featured: page 9
1991                            Border to Border National Drawing Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                            
Trahern Gallery, Austin Pea;y State Univ., Clarksville, Tennessee, one work featured: page 11
1991                            15th Harper National Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                            
Main Gallery, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, one work featured: page 3
1989                            Dakotas 100 International Works on Paper Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                             University Art Galleries, Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, one work featured: page 8
1988                            Illinois Writers Review Volume 7, Number 2, Winter 1988,
                                            
Illinois Writers, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, one work featured: Cover Illustration ISSN 0733-9526
1983                            3rd UCLA National Student Printmaking Exhibition (catalog of juried exhibition)
                                            
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, F.S. Wigh Art Gallery,
                                            
Uniiversity of Callifornia, Los Angeles, California, one work featured: page 6

Juror (selected)

1993                            9th Tyler National Print and Drawing Exhibition, University of Texas, Tyler, Texas
                                     Power of Line, Print, Drawing and Pastel Exhibition, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
1992                            16th Harper National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois
                                     Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, Springfield, Illinois
1991                            Regional Prints and Drawings Exhibition, St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
1990                            Seventh Annual Sugar Creek Arts Festival, Normal, Illinois A Celebration of the Arts
                                     1990 Juried Art Show, Peoria, Illinois
1989                            Peoria Art Guild 27th Annual Fine Art Fair, Peoria, Illinois

Workshops/Symposia Organized and Conducted

1991                            A Bradley Forum on Printmaking, 1991
                                            
speakers: Dan Britton, Andrew Ruben, Susan Goldman
                                             demonstrations by: Joseph Zirker, Lloyd Menard, Larry Schuh

1989                            A Bradley Forum on Printmaking, 1989
                                            
speaker: Ofelia Garcia
                                             demonstrations by: Ray George, Andrew Rubin, Joel Feldman, Bradlee Shanks, Richard Finch

1987                            A Bradley Forum on Printmaking, 1987
                                            
demonstrations by: David Driesbach, Robert Malone
                                             speakers' panel: Cynthia Archer, Jules Heller, Martin Levine, Edward Shay, Moishe Smith, John Sommers

Exhibitions Organized and Conducted

1990 - 91                   23rd Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition - Juror: Frances Myers
1988 - 89
                   22nd Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition - Juror: Ofelia Garcia
1986 - 87
                   21st Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition - Juror: Jules Heller

Printer/Artist Collaborations

2002                            Artist, Keiji Shinohara
                                     production of a five-color, four-plate, 60 impression intaglio edition (Cradle Oak Press)
2001                            Artist, John Dowell
                                     production of a four-color, 65 impression lithograph (Cradle Oak Press)
2000                            Artist, Robert Natkin
                                     production of a series of 58 monotypes (Cradle Oak Press)
                                     Artist, Robert Glasgow
                                     production of a multi-technique - litho, intaglio, relief edition (Cradle Oak Press)
1999                            Artist, Paula Jull
                                     production of an Artist's Book with text and images (Cradle Oak Press)
1998                            Artist, Richard Hull
                                     production of a black and white, engraved edition (Cradle Oak Press)
1997                            Artist, Katsunori Hamanishi
                                     production of a two-color mezzotint edition (Cradle Oak Press)
                                     Artist, Warrington Colescott
                                     production of a multi-color intaglio edition (Cradle Oak Press)
1995                            Artist, Patricia Bellan-Gillen
                                     production of a 3 color intaglio edition (engraved key, 2 color aquatints)
1994                            Artist, Carol Wax
                                     production of a black and white mezzotint edition (Cradle Oak Press)
1993                            Artist, Robert Paulson
                                     production of 16 large format monotypes (Cradle Oak Press)
                                     Artist, James Robert Pace
                                     production of a large format, 3-plate woodcut edition (Cradle Oak Press)
1992                            Artist, James Robert Pace
                                     production of a drypoint edition and a tonal collagraph edition (Cradle Oak Press)
1989                            Artist, Kirk Pedersen
                                     production of a series of 30 large-format monotypes

Public/Permanent Collections

                                     Amity Art Foundation
                                     Arizona State University Art Museums
                                     
Bradley University
                                     Carleton College                                      
                                     Clemson University                                      
                                     Fogg Museum, Harvard University                     
                                     Illinois Benedictine College                                 
                                     Indiana University - Southeast                            
                                     Iowa State University                                      
                                     Kleven Print Collection, Bemidji, MN                                
                                     Kemper Group Collection/Chicago                                      
                                     Lauren Rogers Museum, Laurel, MS                                      
                                     Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois                                      
                                     Mississippi State University                                      
                                     Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City                                  
                                     New York Public Library                                      
                                     Plains Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
                                     Northern Illinois Art Museum
                                     Northern Arizona University Museum
                                     Ohio University
                                     Oklahoma State University
                                     Queensland University of Technology Art Museum
                                     The Print Consortium, Missouri
                                     Savoire Faire, Sausalito, CA
                                     Southern Graphics Council
                                     Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
                                     University of Louisville
                                     University of Notre Dame
                                     University of South Dakota

                                     University of Tennessee
                                     University of Texas at Tyler
                                     University of Wisconsin - Parkside
                                     West Virginia University
                                     William Rainey Harper College

 

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