Clovis Blackwell

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Education

MFA, Visual Art, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2009
• National Honor Scholarship Society, Alpha Chi, Azusa, CA, 2008-2009
• Emphasis in Sculpture, Installation, Printmaking, and Web-Art
BFA, Interdisciplinary Fine Art, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1999
• Dean’s List
Fine Arts Major, Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1997
Painting Emphasis, California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, CA, 1995

 

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2010-Present
• Teach 1-3 sections of Serigraphy with up to 15 students per section, and working closely with faculty and administration to develop curriculum and new courses for the Printmaking concentration
• Manage Printmaking concentration and studio budget, working with facilities management, faculty, and administration to manage funds and order supplies for the Printmaking courses and studio
• Faculty lead working with facilities management, faculty, and administration on a redesign of the APU Printmaking studio using funds from an $800,000+ Windgate Foundation grant
• Master printer and facilitator of a $10,000 grant workshop through the Windgate Foundation with the artist Devon Tsuno during which APU students published a series of six monumental serigraph monotypes each measuring 5’ x 7’
Teaching Assistant, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2007-2008
• Developed and implemented Serigraph demonstrations
• Collaborated in curriculum development
Owner/Instructor, Clovis Blackwell Studio, Thousand Oaks, CA 2004-2006
• Taught private-lessons in Drawing, Painting, Relief Printing
Art Instructor, The Art Den, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2003-2004
• Taught group and individual lessons in Drawing and Painting
Science Lab Teacher, Cesar Chavez Academy, East Palo Alto, CA, 2000-2001
• Taught Fourth through Sixth grade Science and Seventh and Eighth grade Drawing Elective
Eighth Grade Teacher, Cesar Chavez Academy, East Palo Alto, CA, 1999-2000
• Taught Eighth grade Reading/Language Arts, Science, and Art History
Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1999
• Assisted with classroom demonstrations and consulted on a major grant proposal

 

Awards/Grants

Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA 1997-1999
Reduced Gravity Flight Opportunities Program (Team Member), NASA, Houston, TX, 1998
• Performed artistic inquiry in a micro-gravity environment aboard the “Weightless Wonder”
Student Show Scholarship, Morro Bay Art Association, Morro Bay, CA, 1997
California Arts Scholar, California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, CA 1995
Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1995

 

Solo Exhibitions

Emanations: Come On, Heaven Awaits! (i.e., Sometimes You Have to Go in Even When It’s Scary), Washington Reid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2016
Emanations: Life/Death/Rebirth Psycho-Holocaust Love Triangle (ie. Flowers Die), I Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2013
Time of Trial, Duke Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2009
Spirituality and Suffering, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Long Beach, CA, 2007
Works by Clovis Blackwell and Guy Kinnear, 1513 B Pershing, San Francisco, CA, 1999
Works by Clovis Blackwell, Black Pearl Coffee Shop, Pismo Beach, CA 1996

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Megafauna, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 2016
California’s Future?, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, 2016 (Juror: Amir H. Fallah)
LAAA Open Show, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, 2015 (Juror: Leslie Jones, Curator, LACMA)
The Future: The Los Angeles Printmaking Society International Exchange Exhibition, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2015 Juror: Stas Orlovski)
LA Art Association’s Annual Benefit Auction, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
All You Can Eat, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2015
Small Time, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, 2015 (Juror: Cris McCall, McCall Art Advisory)
Adorn, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, 2015 (Juror: Sarah Russin, Executive Director, LACE)
Blank Canvas, Washington Reid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Artists Across America, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA, 2014 (Juror: Daniel Rolnik, Daniel Rolnik Gallery)
LA Art Association’s Annual Benefit Auction, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
A Matter of Life & Death, Exhale Unlimited Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
12th Annual Art Auction, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Eagle Rock, CA, 2014
All You Can Eat, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Claremont, CA, 2014
Traditional Printmaking: Pushing the Limits, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2014 (Juror: Linda Lyke, Professor and Director of the Weingart and Mullin Art Galleries, Occidental College)(Juror’s Award)
Art of the Spectacular, bg Bergamot, Santa Monica, CA, 2014
Spectrum Gestalt, bg Bergamot, Santa Monica, CA, 2014
The New Baroque, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, 2014 (Juror: Martha Otero, Martha Otero Gallery)
Give and Take, LA Print Space, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Human, Exhale Unlimited Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
The Great Outdoors, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA, 2013
Prints: CA, LA and Beyond, LA Print Space, Los Angeles, CA 2013 (Juror: Roxanne Sexauer, Professor, CSU Long Beach)
50 @ the 9, Division 9 Gallery, Riverside, CA, 2012
5x5, Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, 2011
Genesis, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2011
Los Angeles Printmaking Society—New Member Showcase, Old Town Gallery, Tustin, CA, 2009
Menos du Precari, L Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2008 (Juror: Howard Fox)
Renascence, World Financial Center Gallery, New York, CA, 2008
Renascence/07, Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2007 (Catalogue)(Jurors: Dave Everitt; Byeong Sam Jeon, Professor, Arts Computation Engineering, UC Irvine, CA; Patrick Lichty, Professor, Interactive Arts & Media, Columbia College, Chicago, IL; Marissa Olson, Editor & Curator, Rhizome.org; Bill Shannon)
First Fruits, Heritage Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2007
Transformation 06, Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2006 (Catalogue)(Jurors:Jeannine Chartier, Executive Director, VSA Arts Rhode Island; Amy Horschak, Educator, Department of Education, Museum of Modern Art, NY; Stacey Schmidt, Associate Curator, Corcoran Gallery of Art; Roman Terleckyj, Vice President for Atistic Planning, John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)
Art by the Foot, Copperwood Artware, Orange, CA 2005
Visions IX, Covington Cathedral, Covington, KY, 2005 (Catalogue)(Jurors: Matthew Distel Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Susan B Halpern, Executive Director, Film Council of Greater Columbus, Columbus, OH; Trevor Martin, Director of Exhibitions, School of the Art Institue of Chicago, Chicago, IL
An Evening of Art and Entertainment, Art and Entertainment Ministries, Westside Vineyard Church Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
Renaissance 2005, Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005 (Juror: Joseph Piasentin, Professor of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA)
Hang with the Best, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2005
Embracing the Arts, Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2004
The Art Den—Annual Show, Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2003
Art For Love, 1326 Polk Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2000
Resurrection, Love’s Revenge, San Francisco, CA, 2000
San Francisco Art Institute Senior Show, Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1999
San Francisco Art Institute Spring Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 1999
San Francisco Art Institute BFA Spring Film Show, Walter McBean Hall, San Francisco, CA, 1998
Lost and Found, Gallery X, San Francisco, CA, 1998
San Francisco Art Institute BFA Spring Film Show, Walter McBean Hall, San Francisco, CA, 1997
Cuesta College Student Art Exhibition, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA 1997 (Catalogue)(Juror: Sylvia Glass)(Juror’s Award, Sculpture)
Cuesta College Student Show, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA 1996 (Catalogue)(Juror: Joyce Rezendes)(Juror’s Award, Mixed Media)

 

Reviews

Ace Carretero, Devon Tsuno: High Water, the Sleepers, October 14th, 2013

http://vimeo.com/76905113

Jeff Herrold, Pain and the Muse, May 29th, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfMfedp-pq0&list=UUBpEx6a5o4hk-rC-NH0K4jA

Anna Weltner, Art for the End of the World, New Times Holiday Guide, Fall/Winter 2011

http://issuu.com/ntmg/docs/hg_issuu2

Anna Weltner, In the beginning, there was art, New Times, February 9th, 2011

http://www.newtimesslo.com/art/5647/in-the-beginning-there-was-art/

Luke Asa Guidici, Artist Profile: Clovis Blackwell, lukeasa.com (blog), August 26th, 2010

http://www.lukeasa.com/blog/2010/08/26/blackwell-part-1/

Angela Moreno, Rebirth in Bits and Bodies, Rhizome (blog), June 18th, 2007

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2007/jun/18/rebirth-in-bits-and-bodies/

M. G. Lord, ART; Beyond Gravity, a Slow-Motion Dance for Art, The New York Times, September 6th, 1998

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/09/06/arts/art-beyond-gravity-a-slow-motion-dance-for-art.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

Susan Kuchinskas, Artists in Space, Wired, April 3rd, 1998

http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/1998/04/11433

Chiori Santiago, Research Project 33, Leonardo Online, 1998

http://leonardo.info/spaceart/NASAproj33/about_rp33.html

 

Publications

Clovis Blackwell, Sincerity and Irony Examined Through the Works of Jeff Koons. Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art, I(I), 2012, 63-68

Chapbook with poems by Amber I West and Illustrated by Clovis Blackwell, Ordinary Language, San Luis Obispo, CA, Funky Monkey Press, 1999

 

Visiting Artist Lectures/Presentations/Workshops

Print Demonstration, LA Fine Print Fair, Bonhams, Los Angeles, CA 2016
Panel Moderator, Prints Pulled by Hand, Past and Present: The Significance of the Hand in our Mechanized Age, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2015
Workshop, UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Visiting Artist Lecture, Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA, 2015
Panel Speaker, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2011
Panel Speaker, Renascence/07, Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery, Washington D.C., 2007
Panel Speaker, An Evening of Arts and Entertainment, Art and Entertainment Ministries, Westside Vineyard Church Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
Visiting Artist Lecture, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2001
Workshop, Los Angeles Interchange, Los Angeles, CA 1999
Workshop, Bridgemont High School, San Francisco, CA 1999

 

Memberships

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA)
• Juried Member
Los Angles Printmaking Society (LAPS)
• Board Member (Corresponding Secretary)
Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI)
Mid-America Print Council (MAPC)

 

Relevant Experience

Owner, Fleur de Boom Editions, Pasadena, CA 2015-Present
• Publish serigraph print editions for emerging artists
Web Manager, Human Performance Consultation, Inc., Oak Park, CA 2010-2011
• Designed logo and website for a multi-state HR professionals organization in the Pacific Northwest
Web Applications Manager, HR Strategy Forum, Oak Park, CA 2008-2009
• Designed logo and website for a statewide HR Professionals Organization in California

 

Exhibitions Curated

The Illustrated Man: Work by Christopher Slatoff, Robert Bullock Gallery, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 2013
Los Angeles Interchange Art Show, Los Angeles Interchange, Los Angeles, CA 1999