Richard Swanson: Resume

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Richard Swanson: Resume
richardswanson@mt.net

585 South Rodney St.
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-8106


Born St. Paul, Minnesota, 1944
Education M.F.A., Sculpture, University of Montana, Missoula, 1994
M.S., Psychobiology, University of California, Irvine, 1969
B.A., Biology, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1966

Public Art Commissions
2009 Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Montana
Metro Center, Williston, North Dakota
2008 University of Oregon, School of Music and Dance, Eugene, Oregon
2008 Southern Oregon University/Rogue Community College, Medford, Oregon
2007 Helena College, University of Montana, Helena, Montana
2006 Lewis and Clark Library, Helena, Montana
2005 Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
2001 Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
Paris Gibson Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana
2000 Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
1999 Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
A.L. Swanson Gallery, Helena, Montana
2008

Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
2006

Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana
2005

Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
A.L. Swanson Gallery, Helena, Montana
2004 Utah State University, Logan, Utah
2002 Gallery of Visual Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Turman Gallery, Helena, Montana
Botanica Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
1999 Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming
1998 Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
1997 Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana
1996-97 Site-specific landscape installation, near Drummond, Montana
1996 Beall Park Art Center, Bozeman, Montana
1995 National Congress of Art & Design, Salt Lake City, Utah
Myrna Loy Center, site-specific installation, Helena, Montana
Holter Museum of Art, site-specific installation, Helena, Montana
1994 Paxson Gallery, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Salem Art Association, Salem, Oregon

Sculpture/ Dance Collaborations
1999 "Material Forces," Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
1998 "Altered States," Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota
1996-97 "Balance and Bounty: A Collaboration in the Landscape of the Agrarian West", near Drummond, Montana
1996 "Shimmerings," Performing Arts Building, University of Montana, Missoula
1995 "Wishbones," Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Montana
"V'vesa," Montana Theater, University of Montana, Missoula
"Immigrants," Performing Arts Building, University of Montana, Missoula
1994 "Building Bridges," Van Buren Street Bridge, Missoula, Montana

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 "That Figure in Clay," Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Hot Tea!-An Exhibition of Art Teapots," del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2013 "Silhouettes, Tisdale Invites," Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
2011 "Then & Now," Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
"Priority," Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawaii
2010 "Double Vision," Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
"Hot Tea: 13th Biennial Teapot Exhibition," Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri

"Multiples," Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, California
2009 "New Acquisitions," Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
2008 "Naughty Pots," Cross Mackenzie Ceramic Arts, Washington, D.C.
2007 "Kinetic Art in the Northwest," Yellowstone Art Museum Billings, Montana
2006 "California Dreamin'," ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
2004 "Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition," Bellevue, Washington
"A Ceramic Continuum," Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, Washington
2003 "Beyond Boundaries," ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
"Short Stories," Center for Ceramic Arts, Berkeley, California
2002 "Entanglements," Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
"Terra Sutra," Arts Incubator, Kansas City, Missouri
2001 "The Yixing Effect," Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts
2000 "Defining Moments in Contemporary Ceramics," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1999 "Erotica in Ceramic Art," Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
1998 "New Art of the West 6, " Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
1997 "Purple Sands-Western Potters in China," JBK, Amsterdam, Holland
"Montana: Myth & Reality," Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, Montana
"Crosscurrents," Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
1996 "Montana Choice", Hockaday Center for the Arts, Kalispell, Montana
"Land Inspired," Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
1995 "SOFA Exposition 1995", Ferrin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
"ANA 24," Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
1994 "Invented Memories: Installations by Three Artists," SAA, Salem, Oregon
1993 "Three Person Show," Sutton West Gallery, Missoula, Montana
"Please Touch the Art," Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana

Selected Awards and Honors
2000 Helena Presents (Helena, MT), Individual Artist Grant
1999 Montana Arts Council, Percent-for-Art Award, Sculpture
1997 Helena Presents (Helena, MT), Individual Artist Grant
1996 Art Matters Foundation (New York, NY), Individual Artist Fellowship
Invited Participant, Yixing Symposium for Western Potters, Yixing, China
1995 New Forms: Regional Initiative Grant (7 western states)
Montana Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowship, Visual Arts
First Place Award, National Congress of Art and Design, Salt Lake City
1994, 1988 Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), Individual Artist Grant
1992-94 Fell-Oskins Scholarship, University of Montana, Missoula
1974-76 Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

Public Collections
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Cody, Wyoming
Yixing Red Pottery Arts Factory #5, Yixing, China
The Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs, Washington, D.C.
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
Montana State Historical Society Museum, Helena, Montana,
School of Fine Arts, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
Holter Museum, Helena, Montana
Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana