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Jerry Monteith

806 South Skyline
Carbondale, IL 62901, U.S.A.
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Phone: 618-210-3891     Fax: 618-210-3891

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Professor, Head of Graduate Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901 

M.F.A. in Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1978

B.F.A. in Sculpture, University of North Carolina, 1975

Born 1951, Sylva, North Carolina





2013            “Attractors”, Solo show at OK Harris, New York, NY

2012            “Exposure 16, Primal Forms”, Three-person annual exhibition, Gallery 210,             University of Missouri, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO


2011             Chunks, (site work) St. Louis Community College inaugural Sculpture Biennial,             Florrisant Campus, St. Louis, MO


Array, (site work) Mass Transit Division offices, Public Art League, Champaign, Illinois


“Art Lab: Work in Progress,” Nu-Art Series- Metro Gallery, St. Louis, MO


2010   “Jumping Off Cliff,” artists influenced by H.C. Westerman, McCutchan Art

            Center, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana


2009    “Primary Scars,” one-person show, Art Space Gallery, Fresno City College,

Fresno, CA


“Monteith/ Wessel: Wood- 2 Perspectives,” University Museum, Southern Illinois

University, Carbondale, Illinois


2008            “Splendid Flaws,” (solo show), NuArt Series/Metro Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri


2007            Dallas Array, site-specific installation, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas


“Hilarious Wounds,” (solo show) i2i Gallery, San Antonio, Texas


Solo show, Moss-Thorns Gallery, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas


2003-            Lightspill, a permanent monumental earthwork, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2006            Mt. Vernon, Illinois


2002            Silver for Babs, installation, Surplus Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale, Illinois


            “Artists Respond to 9/11,” Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO


2000            KC Beatrice, (window installation) Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO


            20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibition, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD


1999            Daylights, Night Eyes, light installation, WD Brown Bldg., St. Louis, MO


            “Place & Space, 2 Installation Artists,” University Gallery, Truman State University,             Kirksville, MO


            Group Show, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO


1988            Community Building, (custom, site-specific bus shelter) Martin Luther King Avenue             and Belt Street, St. Louis, Missouri


1997            Solo show, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, Illinois


            11th Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone,             North Carolina


            “Family: Interpretations by 4 Contemporary Artists,” Indiana University, Kokomo, IN


1996            “Flora 96,” Chicago Botanical Garden, Chicago, Illinois


1995            “Carpenters & Other Good Men,” (solo) Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO


            Bellwether, (interactive site work) Western Michigan University Sculpture Tour,             Kalamazoo, Michigan


            “Return to Beauty,” Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Deleware


1994            New Sculpture (solo show) Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


            “Garber, Monteith, Nardi & Ottmers,” Klein Artworks, Chicago, Illinois


1993            "Hand Pieces," (solo show) Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


“Abstract: Chicago,” Klein Artworks, Chicago, Illinois


"David, Beatrice & Lafayette," (Installation), Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD


1992            One Person show, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


“Form & Object: Contemporary Interpretations of Craft Traditions,” (Traveling exhibition curated by John Perault) U. of Wyoming Art Museum, Texas A & M Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, S.D.


“David, Beatrice & Lafayette,” (installation) Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky


1991            “New Sculpture,” (solo show) Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


1990            "Totally Useless Objects," (solo show) Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


“Contemporary Folding Screens”, (Collaboration w/Mel Watkin) The Hand Workshop/ Virginia Center for the Crafts, Richmond, VA and traveling to the Piedmont Arts Assoc. in Martinsville, VA and the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Fredrick, MD


            “Four Installations,” Ellipse Gallery, Arlington, Virginia


            “Swinging Bridge,” (interactive installation) Belk Gallery, Western Carolina             University, Cullowhee, N.C.


1989            Sculpture Garden Solo Show, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art,             Winston-Salem, North Carolina


            “Art & Function,” Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


            “Tools in Art/Tools As Art,” Brody’s Gallery, Washington, D.C.


1988            Solo show, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


            “Sculptors Make Furniture,” Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


1987            Solo Show, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.


            “Four Sculptors,” Washington Square Building, Washington, D.C.



1985            “The Washington Show,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.





2012                        Caldera Artist Residency, Sisters, Oregon


                        Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, Amherst, VA


2007            Visiting artist honorarium, Ft. Hays State University, Hays, Kansas


2004                        Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, Amherst, VA                                                                       

2003                        $15,000 Commission for the production of “Lightspill” for the Cedarhurst sculpture grounds at Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois                                                                                                            


1998            Lewis & Alice Heizter Award, Brevard Museum of Art & Science, Melbourne, Florida


Commission: production of  “Community Building,” a unique bus shelter, Arts-In Transit Program, Bi-State Development Agency, St. Louis, MO


1996            Ucross Foundation Fellowship, Clearmont, Wyoming


1995            Best Sculpture Award, Southern Illinois Biennial, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL


1989            Semi-finalist Honorarium: proposal for $200,000. exterior site work, The District of Columbia Convention Center, Washington, DC.




2012            “Exposure 16, Primal Forms,” color exhibition catalog with interview and images


2011            “In the Presence of Trees,” (color catalog) Ucross Foundation Art Gallery, Clearmont, Wyoming


2007            Michelle Valdez, artist and independent critic featured in 2007 Texas Biennial,, online art magazine, February 22


2004            The Orcadian, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Great Britain, November  15-21, 2004

Gail Rissi Thomas, “Eye of the Beholder,” Southern Illinoisan, November 16,



1997            11th Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition Catalog, Appalachian Summer             Festival & Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, North Carolina


1995            Commissions Section, Sculpture Magazine, September/October Issue.


Robert Duffy, “Making Art From Art,” The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sept. 17.


Tim Porges, "Four Sculptors,” New Art Examiner, February Issue.


Western Michigan Sculpture Tour Catalog, Art Department, Western Michigan             University, Kalamazoo, Michigan


1994            Sarah Tanguy, "Washington, D.C.,” Sculpture Magazine, September/October.


1993      Lee Flemming, “Galleries,” The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., June12.


"David, Beatrice & Lafayette" and "Hand Pieces,” by Mel Watkin, The Washington Review, June/July Issue.


Alabama Biennial Catalog, Art Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


1992      "Galleries,” by Mary McCoy, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., June 27,


1991            "On Display,” by Eric Gibson, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C., June 6.


1990            Review by J.W. Mahoney, Sculpture Magazine, May/June Issue.


            “Seeing Double,” by Lee Fleming, Museum & Arts Washington, Washington, D.C., September/October Issue.


"Childhood as Artistic Challenge,” by Mary McCoy, The Washington Post

Washington, D.C., November 3.


1989            "Playground of the Natural Order," Lee Fleming, The City Paper, Washington, D.C., February 10.


”Sculptors Make Furniture,” by Daniel Barbiero, Sculpture Magazine,  January/February Issue.


1988            "Furniture and Fantasy," by Jo Ann Lewis, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., July 23.


"Furniture Shock,” by Susan Tamulevich, The Washington Post Magazine, Washington, D.C., October 2.


Review by Alice Thorson, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C., July 21.


1987            "Art's Natural Gifts," by Ben Forgey, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., July 18.


"Galleries,” by Alice Thorson, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C., January 15.


1985      “Washington Square Sculpture,” by Alice Thorson, The New Art Examiner, Washington, D.C., October issue.