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SNAIL SCOTT                  

7203 Grove Road, Edwardsville, IL  62025     618-334-2727



MFA Washington University in St. Louis 2006
BFA STUDIO ART University of New Mexico 2001
BA ARCHITECTURE University of New Mexico 1988

______SELECTED EXHIBITIONS____________________________________________________________


2015 OBJECTS AND REALITIES two-person show with Alison Ouellette-Kirby, St. Louis, MO
2013 SCULPTURE solo show - BlueOrange, St. Louis MO
         THE ‘ARMATURE’ SERIES solo show - Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles MO
2012 ARTEFACTUAL solo show - Madden Arts Center, Decatur IL
2011 CONNECTING INTERFACE two-person show with Brenda Schilling - By Design, Alton IL
2009 SNAIL SCOTT solo show - Sacred Grounds, Edwardsville IL
2008 INCLINATION solo show - Schmidt Art Center, Southwest Illinois College, Belleville IL
2006 SNAIL SCOTT AND DEB DOUGLAS two-person show - Drive, St. Louis MO

         GROUP SHOWS:

2015 THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE juried show - U of Wisconsin, Eau Claire WI
         RIVER2RIVER juried show – Sinclair Gallery, Coe College, Cedar Rapids IA
         SCULPTURE INVASION juried show – Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines IL
2014 CONSTRUCTED VISIONS juried show – St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis MO
         SPARK AND FLAME invitational - Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville IL
         AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE invitational - Jacoby Arts Center, Alton IL
         EMPEROR SCORPION juried show - Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis MO
2013 POETRY SCORES invitational - Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
         RAT RACE invitational - Lambert International Airport Gallery, St. Louis, MO
         BUSTED SPRING juried show - Concrete Ocean, St. Louis MO
         IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE juried show - 2720 Artspace, St. Louis MO
2012 6 CUBED Chicago Sculpture International, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
         THE SIXMILE ANNUAL Six Mile Sculptureworks, Granite City, IL
         SIGNIFICANT OTHERS III invitational - FAB Gallery, U of Missouri, S. Louis MO
2011 IN THE MIX juried show - Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles MO
         SIGNIFICANT OTHERS II invitational - FAB Gallery, U of Missouri - St. Louis, MO
         CONTEMPORARY CLAY juried show - Soulard Contemporary Gallery, St. Louis MO
2009 THE SLU INVITATIONAL invitational - Saint Louis University, St. Louis MO
         GETTING PERSONAL invitational - Main Street Gallery, Edwardsville IL
         THE EAC INVITATIONAL invitational - Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville IL
         OUT OF THE BLUE juried show - Art St. Louis, St. Louis MO
2008 EXPOSURE 11 invitational - Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis MO
         THE BEAUTY WITHIN juried show - Soulard Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis MO
         DREAMS AND VISIONS juried show - Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 CYBERCLAY juried show - Janjobe Gallery, Louisville KY
         AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE invitational - Jacoby Arts Center, Alton IL
         ANNUAL FACULTY SHOW invitational - VAC Gallery, Blackburn College, Carlinville IL
2006 FALL/WINTER EXHIBITION juried show - Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton NJ
         ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION juried show - Jacoby Art Center, Alton IL
         SYMBIOSIS invitational - Perkinson Gallery, Millilkin University, Decatur IL
2005 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES juried show - Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles MO
         NOW IS NOW invitational - WireWorks, St. Louis MO
         ELYSIUM ON SEVEN juried show - 1217 Washington St., St. Louis MO
2004 ART SAINT LOUIS XX juried show - Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis MO
         THE PROFESSION OF ART juried show - The Foundry Arts Centre, St. Charles MO
         MUSEUM SCHOOL FACULTY SHOW invitational - Nevada Museum Of Art, Reno NV
         FIGURATIVE invitational - Campbell Gallery, Reno NV
2003 NO WAY TO FRAME IT juried show - Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento CA
         GILLIAN HODGE OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION juried show - Sierra College, Grass Valley CA
2002 AFTERBURN invitational - Blue Lyon Artspace, Reno NV
         THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS invitational - River Gallery, Reno NV
         SCULPTURE invitational - Occasions Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2001 BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION invitational - New Medium Art Gallery, Reno NV
         THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY invitational - Blue Lyon Artspace, Reno NV
1999 WESTMORELAND ART NATIONALS juried show - Westmoreland Arts Festival, Latrobe PA
         46TH SPRING SHOW juried show - Central California Art League, Modesto CA
         NATIONAL MINIATURE SHOW juried show - Artists’ Atelier of Atlanta, Atlanta GA
1998 LA PETITE juried show - Alder Gallery, Eugene OR
         MASQUERADE juried show - National Sculpture Society, New York NY
1997 FALL SHOW AND SALE OF AMERICAN ART juried show - Museum of the Horse, Ruidoso NM
         8X8X8 invitational - ¡Magnifico! Fine Craft Invitational, Albuquerque NM
         APRIL FOOLS invitational - Nina Bean Gallery, Albuquerque NM
         TOYS AND GAMES invitational - Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque NM
1996 BUBONICON 28 Art Guest of Honor - New Mexico Science Fiction Conf., Albuquerque NM
1995 MAGNIFICO INTRODUCES invitational - ¡Magnifico! Festival of the Arts, Albuquerque NM
1994 DARKSIDE juried show - 8th Street Gallery, Albuquerque NM
         FROM THE CERAMICS LAB invitational - ASA Gallery, Albuquerque NM
         SALUTE! invitational - Occasions Gallery, Albuquerque NM
         ART OF ALBUQUERQUE juried show - ¡Magnifico!, Albuquerque NM
         NEW MEXICO CERAMIC ARTISTS juried show - KiMo Gallery, Albuquerque NM
1993 DINOTOPIA invitational - New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque NM
         IMITATION/MUTATION invitational - Harwood Center for the Arts, Albuquerque NM
1992 BIENNIAL CRAFTS EXHIBITION juried show - Fuller Lodge Gallery, Los Alamos NM

______PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS AND COMMISSIONS______________________________________________

2014 ANTENNA I mixed media outdoor sculpture, Jeske Sculpture Park, Ferguson MO
2014 PRESENCE ceramic outdoor sculpture, Florissant Valley Community College, St. Louis MO
2010 ASPIRATION bronze outdoor sculpture, St. Louis Community College, Wildwood MO
2005 SUPPORT mixed-media temporary installation, U-City Sculpture Project, University City MO
2004 RETROFIT mixed-media sculptural installation, Subterranean Books, University City MO
2004 GETAWAY full-room painted mural, private home, Lake Tahoe CA 2004
2003 BRONZE CHALICE/LAMP Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Reno, Reno NV
2002 SPECTATORS 20’ x 200’ painted mural, Total Sports Center, Sparks NV
2001 LAIR OF THE LEOPARD full-room painted mural, Nevada Terawatt Facility, Stead NV
1992 TUTTI PUTTI sculptural ceramic wall installation, Rio Grande Cantina, Paris, France
1991 IMAGINATION ceramic mural, New Mexico Preschool for the Deaf, Albuquerque NM
1985-87 PAINTED MURALS University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM

______TEACHING EXPERIENCE__________________________________________________________________

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 8/06-present: University of Missouri-St. Louis: 3/4-time faculty
since 2012, teaching sculpture, including traditional and contemporary methods, shop skills,
materials, concepts and composition. Teaching ceramics, including handbuilding and wheel work,
incorporating formal issues, technical ceramics skills, and developing a visual vocabulary. Taught
‘Design III’, a 3-D design course, and ‘Composition’, a course emphasizing formal elements of 2-D
and 3-D design for intermediate and advanced fine-arts undergraduates, using a variety of media
and assignment formats. Created the ‘Annex Gallery’ a teaching gallery for students to view and
handle relevant examples of 3-D artwork.

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 1/07-5/11 Lewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL):
Taught 3-D Design to students of diverse backgrounds, using basic materials to explore
dimensional possibilities, including issues of form, context, and meaning. Taught art appreciation,
using a digital slide-lecture format augmented by demonstrations, hands-on experiences and field
trips. Students learned concepts of world art from prehistoric to contemporary, including historical
development, cultural relevance, media, and processes, and honed skills in thinking and writing.

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 1/07-5/09: Blackburn College (Carlinville, IL):  Taught ceramics
(introductory, intermediate, and advanced), including handbuilding and wheel skills, firing processes,
glazing, and clay body development, as well as formal design principles. Taught 3-D design, using
basic and found materials to help students gain an understanding of art in dimensional space as well
as basic shop skills. Taught 2-D design using a variety of media and approaches to convey design
fundamentals. Taught introductory drawing, with an emphasis on honing perceptual skills and
visual comprehension. Students used media including pencil, conte crayon, and ink-and-brush to
interpret and render from life.

INSTRUCTOR 8/05-5/06: Washington University in St. Louis: Instructed all ceramics courses.
Responsible for studio instruction and for creation of course syllabus, incorporating handbuilding
and wheel techniques, basics of sculptural composition and concept, understanding of materials,
and firing methods including electric, gas-fired reduction, and raku.

TEACHING ASSISTANT 1/05-5/05: Washington University in St. Louis: Assisted with classroom and
studio instruction in sculpture (emphasis in metal casting and blacksmithing), taught mold making,
metal finishing and patina techniques, and asssisted with various foundry processes including
casting aluminum, bronze, and iron.

SCULPTURE INSTRUCTOR 7/03-5/04: Nevada Museum of Art: Instructed adult students in
fundamental sculptural concepts, and taught various processes for creating ceramic sculpture
including handbuilding skills, firing fundamentals, glaze, engobe, and oxide use, as well as
principles of 3-D composition and design.

________TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE____________________________________________________________________

CERAMICS STUDIO TECHNICIAN 7/04-5/05: Washington University in St. Louis. Maintained ceramics
studio facility, including firing student work, mixing shop glazes, and assisting students with projects,
as well as maintaining inventory, MSDS, and arranging safe disposal of hazardous materials.

SCULPTURE STUDIO TECHNICIAN 2/01-4/04: University of Nevada, Reno. Taught studio skills including
mold making, foundry and metal fabrication techniques, and woodworking as part of classroom
curriculum, assisted students with coursework and special projects, and maintained facilities and
equipment, including repair and maintenance of power tools, and renovation of foundry facility.
Worked with college safety officers to create OSHA-compliant practices and toxic-materials
handling procedures.

INSTALLATION ASSISTANT 5/03-5/04: Nevada Museum of Art. Worked as a volunteer for museum
exhibition preparation, including space preparation and painting, transportation, packing and
unpacking, hanging, and art handling protocols.

FOUNDRY TECHNICIAN 7/95-12/98: Weston Studio-Foundry, Santa Fe NM. Responsible for patinas
and surface finishes on bronze sculpture; welding, chasing and other metalwork; consulting with
clients, and off-site sculpture repairs. Assisted with moldmaking, wax work, and casting.

Department of Art and Art History. Responsibilities included testing and mixing glazes, firing kilns,
maintaining equipment, training work/study students, and substituting for absent instructors.

STAFF MEMBER 10/92-1/93: Porcelain and Stoneware Supply Company. Duties included retail and
wholesale customer service, shipping and receiving, inventory, handling and packaging ceramics
materials, and clerical work including basic accounting and billing.

CERAMICS STUDIO MONITOR 8/92-5/93: University of New Mexico Department of Art. Oversaw studio
operations, safety and security during open lab hours, assisted with student projects, and maintained
kilns and other equipment.

STAFF ARTIST 6/85-9/85 and 6/86-12/86: University of New Mexico Housing Services. Painted
murals on public and interior walls throughout the university dormitory complex as part of a campus
beautification program.

_______RELEVANT SKILLS__________________________________________________________________________

CERAMICS: Handbuilding and wheel throwing, large & sectional sculpture, tile & mural work, clay &

glazeformulation, kiln firing (raku, pit/sagger firing, wood, gas, and electric firing), kiln building and

equipment repair.

METALWORK: Bronze casting, iron casting, welding (TIG, MIG, oxy-acetylene, arc) soldering,
silversmithing, forging, cold-forming, enamel, chemical patinas, chasing and finishing.

WOODWORKING: Carpentry, joinery, construction framing, and carving.

MOLDMAKING: Plaster, urethane, silicone, latex, press-molds and slip-casting molds for various
media, sand-casting and ceramic-shell investment molds.

STUDIO SKILLS (OTHER): painting, drawing, printmaking, glass fusing and casting, lapidary.

SHOP SKILLS (OTHER): plaster , concrete, fiberglass, tile setting, drywall, basic electrical, plumbing
and basic construction skills.

EQUIPMENT/FACILITY MAINTENANCE: Repair of power & hand tools, kiln & foundry upkeep.

ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS: Supervision of employees, inventory and purchasing, grant writing.

_______OTHER EXPERIENCE____________________________________________________________________

CURATOR 2010, 2011 Organized (with SIUE Gardens director) Art For The Earth, an outdoor
sculpture exhibition at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

BOARD MEMBER 2003-10: The Potters Council of the American Ceramic Society. Worked with
other board members on conference development, membership/recruitment, creation of an awards
program, and expanding member services including insurance benefits and exhibition

COMMITTEE MEMBER 2006-7: co-founder of an ad-hoc committee of adjunct instructors at the
University of Missouri-St. Louis working to renovate the 3-D facilities and revise 3-D curriculum.

COMMITTEE MEMBER 1994-98: Art in Public Places/1% for Art program, University of New Mexico.
Reviewed entries for public sculpture competitions, awarded commissions, and established criteria
for artwork acquisition by the university.

CURATOR 1993: Conceived and organized “Imitation/Mutation”, a group show of figurative ceramic
sculpture at the Harwood Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM


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