Location: United States
Cynthia M. Kukla ABBREVIATED VITA
1983 MFA-University of Wisconsin-Madison.
1973 BFA-Art Institute of Chicago. Professional Experience
1993-present Professor of Art, Illinois State University.
1983-1993 Assistant/Associate Professor of Art, Northern Kentucky University Selected List of International Exhibitions
2011 Viet Nam, Thailand, special invitation from Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok.
2010 Tokyo, Japan, National Art Center, Watercolor Honor Society Exhibition, thirty invited artists.
2009 Tallinn, Estonia, Manu Propria: Tallinn International Drawing Triennial, fifty invited artists.
2004-09 Budapest, Hungary, Vizivarosi Gallery.
1999 Budapest, Hungary, Palace of Art, FaXimille&dash, invitational.
1998 Krakow, Poland Fort Sztuki Art Association, Litera Slowo Zdanie (Letter Word Sentence.)
1993 Kharkov, Ukraine, Kharkov Art Museum, Cincinnati Artists Exhibition of Works on Paper.
1990 Nice, France, European National Center of Arts and Letters, Nationale des Artes 1990. 1987 Quito, Ecuador, American Embassy, Fifty Painters, invitational. 1985 Warsaw, Poland, Fine Arts Academy, Contemporary American Artist:Work on Paper. Selected Listing of One-Person Shows (over 50 solo exhibitions)
2011 Gray Gallery, Quincy University, Quincy, Il.
2009 Arbor Gallery, Edward, IL.
2005 Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL. Reviewed.
2002 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. and Behringer Museum, Covington, KY. Reviewed.
2000 University of Illinois, Springfield, IL.
1999 Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL. Reviewed.
1998 Constance Lindholm Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. Reviewed.
1996 Kortman Center for Design, Rockford, IL. Reviewed.
1995 Chautauqua Art Center, Chautauqua, NY. Reviewed.
1992 Kent State University, Canton, OH. and Liberty Gallery, Louisville, KY. Reviewed.
1991 Market Street Gallery, Rockford, IL. Reviewed.
1990 Rosewood Art Center, Dayton, OH. Reviewed.
1990 Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN. Reviewed.
1987 Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY. Reviewed.
1987 Liberty Gallery, Louisville, KY. Reviewed.
1986 Cincinnati Commission on the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. Reviewed.
1985 Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. Reviewed.
Selected Listing of U.S. Group and Invitational Shows (over 250 group exhibitions)
2011 University of Virginia, No Greater Gods, curated exhibit Charlottesville,VA.
2010 Ann Wilson Gallery, Virginia Woolf and the Natural World, invitational, Georgetown, KY.
2009-11 Bill Parks Gallery, Chicago, IL. Illinois Watercolor Society Members Exhibition.
2008 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor Now! Watercolor Honor Society (WHS) Invitational Exhibition, 2008 Watercolor USA 2008, Springfield, MO. Reviewed.
2008 WHS Travel Exhibition, Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook, CA. Reviewed.
2007 Alexandria Museum of Art, September Exhibition, Alexandria, LA.
2006 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 2006, Springfield, MO. Reviewed.
2006 Lakeview Art Museum, In the Manner of Picasso, Kristen McKinsey, Curator, Peoria, IL. Reviewed.
2005 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Strictly Drawing, curated alumni exhibit, Bloomingdale Art Museum, Bloomingdale, IL. Included in Fall 2005 Drawing Issue, American Artist. Reviewed.
2005 College of Mt. St. Joseph, Twenty-Five Years of Artists Exchange, Cincinnati, OH.
2003-11 S.S. Nova Gallery and Art Academy of Cincinnati, S. O. S. Art, invitational, Cincinnati, OH. 2002 Lakeview Art Museum, Inspired in Illinois, curated survey, Peoria, IL. Reviewed.
1995 Rockford Art Museum, Illinois Art Faculty: A Statewide Survey, Rockford, IL. Reviewed.
Selected Listing of U.S. Group and Invitational Shows (continued)
1995 University Art Museum, Contemporary Expressions, curated survey, Lexington, KY. 1992 Canton Art Institute, Discovery/Rediscovery, curated survey, Canton, OH. Reviewed. 1987 University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Fact, Fiction, Fantasy: Recent Narrative Art in the Southeast, curated two-year traveling exhibition, Knoxville, TN. Catalog. Reviewed. 1986 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 1986: The Monumental Image, Twenty- fifth Anniversary Invitational, Springfield, MO. Catalog. Reviewed.
1983 Laguna Beach Art Museum, National Watercolor Society Sixty-Second Annual Exhibition. Work also selected for twelve-month traveling exhibit, Laguna Beach, CA. Catalog. Reviewed. 1983 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 1983, Springfield, MO. Catalog. Reviewed. 1981 Springfield Art Museum, Watercolor USA 1981, Springfield, MO. Catalog. Reviewed.
Selected Listing of Honors and Awards
2010-11 Invited faculty, Master Class for Faculty: Academic Writing in English in the Fine Arts (2010) Graduate Research and Painting (2011) Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2010 Officer, board member, Watercolor Honor Society of America. (WHS)
2009 Invited faculty, Master Class for Joonistamismaraton (Drawing Marathon) in conjunction with Tallinn International Drawing Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia.
2008 Graduate Research Office Travel Grant and Dean’s Travel Grant for presenting paper, five-day international printmaking conference Impact 5 Tallinn, Estonia. (Oct. 2007)
2007 Panelist, Impack/Kontakt 5, international printmaking conference, Tallinn, Estonia. Paper: “Classical Practices: Are Artists Still Embracing Them?”
2006-07 Recipient, one-year sabbatical, visiting professor, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
and ISU grant for travel to collections and sites for new paintings.
2006 Inductee, Watercolor Honor Society of America (WHS), membership of 200.
2005 Panelist, Impack/Kontakt 4, international printmaking conference, Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland. Paper: “Meditation on an Icon.”
2005 Recipient, Artist residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweetbriar, VA.
2004 Keynote speaker, three-day symposium for exhibition “Coming of Age in Ancient Greece,” Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati OH.
2003 Residencies at Hungarian Multicultural Center, Hungary, Vermont Studio Center (USA.) Greater Cincinnati Foundation Grant for full residency-Vermont.
2003, 1997, 94 Recipient Individual Faculty Research Grant, ISU for continued development of lost wax bronze and assemblage sculpture.
2002 Commission by invitation to create five paintings to represent each of five collections for inauguration of Spurlock Museum of World Culture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
1999-00 One-year sabbatical, ISU to continue Relinquishing History Series and expand web site "Lost Art techniques in the Postmodern Era." www.cfa.ilstu.edu/cmkukla
1998 Recipient International Study Grant to Taiwan, Rotary International and Individual Faculty Research Grant, ISU for research web site Lost Art Techniques in the Postmodern Era.
1990-91 Recipient Kentucky Foundation for Women Individual Artist Grant (also 1987).
1987 Recipient NKU one-year sabbatical, Summer Research Fellowship in bronze casting, Project Grant and International Studies Travel Grant as Visiting Artist in Geneva, Switzerland.
1990, 1987 Recipient NKU Project Grant study of illuminating and gilding under Donald Jackson, Royal Society of Scribes and Illuminators and Paul Levy, Upbrook Studio, London.
1985 Recipient Provost’s Matching Grant for research on university studio curriculum and contemporary, Fine Arts Academies of Krakow and Warsaw, Poland.
1982-3 Recipient Vilas Graduate Fellow, Schramm and Roper Award Grant, UW-Madison.
1968-73 Recipient Full Scholarships, four years, Art Institute of Chicago.
Professional Affiliations: College Art Association, Contemporary Art Center, Cnti, OH. Illinois Watercolor Society, Mid-America Print Council, National Museum of Women Artists, Parkland College Gallery, Champaign, IL., Rotary International, Watercolor Honor Society of America.
Thailand: to teach at Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok and research sites. 2010-11
Estonia, Tallinn: Manu Propria: Tallinn International Drawing Triennial 2009
Estonia, Tallinn: Impact 5 international printmaking conference. 2007
Italy: Venice Biennale. 2009, 2007, 2003
Switzerland, Basel: Art Basel, Germany, Kassel: Documenta 12. 2007
Germany, Berlin and Poland, Poznan: Impact~Kontakt 4 international printmaking conference. 2005
Hungary, Balatonfured: artists’ residency. 2003
Canada: Prince Edward Is: sabbatical painting. 1999, 2001
Taiwan: Rotary International research grant. 1998
Ireland, Dublin: teaching and the Netherlands and Germany for research. 1993
France, Switzerland: grant work. 1991
Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, and France: teaching and grant work, Germany, Kassel, Documenta 8. 1987
Poland, Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, France: teaching and grant work. 1985
Selected List of Lectures and Panels (over 100 guest lectures and panels)
2011 Guest Artist: Watercolor Workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
(Also in 2008, 2006, 2004, 1993, 1995.)
2009,10 Senimar lecturer: Drawing and watercolor seminars, Newberry Rare Books Library, Chicago Il.
2009 Guest Lecturer: Eesti Kunstiakadeemia (Academy of Art) for Master Class: Drawing Marathon in conjunction with Tallinn Drawing Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia.
2009 Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York to discuss Tallinn Triennial and Drawing Marathon.
2008 Panel Chair: “Classical Practices in the Digital Age,” Mid-America Print Council Conference.
2006 Guest Artist: Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.
2001 Panelist: Creative Agenda: New Models for Social Change to introduce my web site, Lost Art, College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
1997 Panel Chair: "The Figure at the End of the Millennium," Mid-America College Art Association Annual Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
1995 Panel Chair: “Go Figure,” Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Speaker: “Let’s Start with the Death of the Figure in the University Curriculum,” Indianapolis, IN.
1994 Guest Lecturer: “The Mapplethorpe Controversy and Censorship in the Arts,”
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.
1993 Guest Artist Lecture: “The Vigor of Watercolor: A Fresh Perspective,” Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH.
1992-3 Conference founding committee member, Daughters of the Revolution: Gender and
Ethnicity in Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH. Also panel chair at conference:
“How Women Artists Use the Figure.”
1991 Guest Lecture: “Hidden Work in British Museums,” Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati, OH.
1989 Panel Chair: “The Role of Lost Art techniques in the Postmodern Era, College Art Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, Ca.
1988 Guest Lecture: “Images in Polish Contemporary Art,” Art Professions Seminar, University of Kentucky-Lexington, Lexington, KY.
1987 Guest Lecture: “Contemporary Art in Poland” to open exhibit of Polish artists from
Fine Arts Academy of Warsaw, Poland, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.
1986 Panel Member: “The Role of Subject Matter in Current Art” Speaker: “An Examination of the Modern Human Condition as Expressed Through Contemporary Visual Arts in Poland”, Mid-America college Art Association, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
1986 Lecture: “Contemporary Art and Artists in Poland,” for exhibition of Polish contemporary artists, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN.
1986 Panel Member: “Bauhaus,” Foundations Conference, University of Louisville, KY.
1985 Lectures at the Fine Arts Academies in Krakow and Warsaw, Poland, discussing studio arts in American university systems and lecture: “Whistler in London,” NKU Lecture Series, Cincinnati Art Museum, OH.
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