109 N. 21st Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1995 Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Arts, New York, New York
Studied from 1978 to 1983 at The Art Students League, New York, New York
1999 to present
Tenured Professor of Art, Sculpture Area Coordinator, The University of
Assistant Professor of Art- Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
Belly of the Beast- First Degree, Steven Smith Fine Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Belly of the Beast- Second Degree, Steven Smith Fine Art, Birmingham Alabama
Size Matters- Conference exhibition, The 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, PA
Atlanta Belt Line exhibition, upcoming, August 2018.
USM Faculty Exhibition, Gallery of Art and Design, USM, Hattiesburg, MS. Upcoming, September.
From the Same Brain, solo show, Eula Bass Gallery, Jones County Community College, Ellisville, MS
In Miniature, group show, The Gail Kennan Art Center, Long Beach, MS
Holiday Show- Fischer Galleries, Jackson, MS
Mississippi Invitational Biennial, December 2016 – March 2017, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
USM Faculty Show, USM Gallery of Art, Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Faculty Juried Show, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
Permanent installation, Cloud Music for Hattiesburg, Downtown Hattiesburg, MS
2014 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, “Homes for Everyone”, Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA, Award winner.
USM Faculty Show, A&D Gallery, USMPermanent installation of Garden Boatsat the Go Away Lodge on the estate of John Palmer, Edwards, MS.
Train Depot Exhibition: Music, Hattiesburg Train Depot, MS
USM Faculty Exhibition, Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS
Coast to Coast by Post: A Sculptural Exploration, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA. “Juror’s Choice Award”, Dr. Paul Manoguerra, Georgia Museum of Art
Sothern Miss Outdoor Sculpture Show, 2012- 2014, USM campus, Hattiesburg, MS
Mississippi Art Faculty Juried Exhibition, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
Play, Train Depot, invitational group show, Hattiesburg, MS
Uncommon River, multi-piece group exhibition, Prichard Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Mississippi Art Garden, “Garden Boats”, commissioned by the Mississippi Museum of Art, on exhibit until September 2012. Three of the nine works will remain on permanent
All Aboard! Sculpture Exhibition, invitational group show, Hattiesburg
Art by Choice, invitation, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
The Art of the Boat, national juried exhibition, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine.
Adopting the Pace of Nature, three person show, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL
Ghost Ships and Villages, solo exhibition, Mendenhall Center, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC,56th Haggin National Juried Exhibition, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
Curate This! 2010, international juried exhibition series created by, BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art
2010 National Juried Exhibition, juried exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2010 Majestic National, juried exhibition, Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
New Ghost Ships, solo exhibition, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Tech University
Train Depo Invitational, group exhibition, Hattiesburg, MS
USM Faculty Show, group exhibition, USM Museum of Art
USM faculty Show, group exhibition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
Ghost Ships, solo exhibition, Poole Art Center Gallery, Drury Uni., Springfield, MOGroup Art Exhibit, invitational, The Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS
Venus Rising, group invitational exhibition, Oyster Factory, New Orleans, LA
Hybrids and Other Sorts, national juried exhibition BECA Gallery, New Orleans, LA, finalist for solo show award
Saw Blade Show, invitational, The Paper Warehouse gallery, Hattiesburg, MS
The Tallahassee International, international juried exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee FL, catalog, Honorable Mention award.
Clay and Fiber, national juried exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dreams and Visions, national juried exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Southern Heat, iron art invitational, South Gallery Jacksonville, Jacksonville FL
2007 Jennifer Torres- New Work, solo exhibition, Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS (December 2007 thru January 2008)
Iron Tribe, invitational exhibition, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM
Faculty Exhibition, USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS
Wood, Steel and Cast Iron, solo show, Impressions Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS
Another Keen Idea, an invitational exhibition at The Art Car Museum, Houston Texas
Faculty Exhibition, USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg MS
Two Person Show, an invitational exhibition at the RX Gallery, Hattiesburg, MS
Faculty Exhibition, USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS
Flyers, shown at the A gallery, Hattiesburg, MS
2001 Mississippi Invitational, gallery installation titled HEADstallation, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Full House, solo show, Casteel Gallery, Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS
Swimmers, New Sculpture, solo show USM Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Tiny Works, Little Licks, juried exhibition, Project Gallery, Wichita Kansas
Red Angels an installation in conjunction with The Ling Series Concerts, Presser Hall, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KansasOutside-In, group exhibition, Acme Gallery, Wichita, Kansas
Subjective Significance, multi-piece group exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita KansasFaculty Show, Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
Lindsborg Arts Council Group Exhibition, multi-piece group exhibition, Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, Kansas
Blue, a solo gallery installation part of a larger museum wide show entitled Three, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
Cancer Mask, solo exhibition, The Arts Exchange, Atlanta, Georgia
Artists of the Plains, juried exhibition, Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas
Recent Work, solo show, Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
A Question of Priorities, solo exhibition, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Vision in Hand 2, a traveling exhibition curated for the visually impaired, sponsored by The Georgia Museum of Art, venues include William J. Thompson Gallery Athens, GA, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA and Thomasville Cultural Center, Thomasville, GA
Fallen, solo exhibition, William J. Thompson Gallery, Athens, Georgia
Looking Over My Shoulder, solo show, William J. Thompson Gallery, Athens, Georgia
Georgia Sculptors Society, group exhibition, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, Florida
Sculpture Garden III, outdoor exhibition (1994-1996), Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Local Love, Sex and Death, juried show, Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Sculptors Society, group exhibition, Ameen Art Gallery, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
King Plow Sculpture Show, juried show, King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia Sculptors Society, group exhibition, South Eastern Community College, North Carolina
Vision In Hand, an exhibition for the visually impaired, William J. Thompson Gallery, Athens, Georgia, sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art
Summer Works, solo exhibition, William J. Thompson Gallery, Athens, Georgia
Georgia Marble Festival, Juried Show, Tate, Georgia
Berkshire Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Commission from Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art for a permanent large outdoor sculpture, installed mid-September.
“Seawall Sculpture Award”, for Homes for Everyone, Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA
Mississippi Arts Commission Mini Grant, awarded to complete sculpture works from the Cloud Series.
“Juror’s Choice Award”, Dr. Paul Manoguerra, Georgia Museum of Art, Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition, Louisiana Tech Uni., Ruston, LA.
Awarded The Aubrey Keith Lucas and Ella Ginn Lucas Endowment for Faculty Excellence for the 2013 – 2014 academic year, USM
Awarded Research Grant by the USM College of Arts and Letters to design and build, Homes for Everyone, a public artwork for display for 18 months on campus.
Awarded sculpture commission by the Mississippi Museum of Art to build an outdoor sculpture, Garden Boats, for their new art garden. Piece installed September 1, 2011.
Awarded fabrication commission by artist Martha Ferris, to fabricate an artwork designed by her a project at the Mississippi Museum of Art
'CURATE THIS! 2010 - New Art' publication award, Juried by Helen Pheby, PhD, Curator of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, publication release, November 2010.
Sculpture, The Bilge, and The Bilge II, commissioned by the Neuman Family, New York, NY
Honorable Mention Award, The Tallahassee International, international juried exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee FL
Received a Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship Grant
University of Southern Mississippi Summer Grant for Improvement of Instruction
Secured from Mississippi Power a $5,000.00 donation for the 3D Arts area
Secured private grant, through USM Foundation, of $5,000 for international travel to England for conference
Final installation of new iron pouring cupola (blast furnace) an in-kind gift from Tommy Dulaney and Structural Steel Services,
Donation of cupola equipment for new blast furnace from Keen Foundry, $5,000
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