Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

2015     

                 

MFA in Art, Emphasis Sculpture - University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi

 

2011      

                

BFA in Art, Emphasis Sculpture - Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

BS in Education, Art Education - Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

Teaching Experience

Present  

        

Instructional Assistant Professor of Art, University of Mississippi, Department of Art and Art History, University, Mississippi.

  • Courses taught: Art 103 Three-Dimensional Design, Art 332 Intermediate Sculpture.

  • Instruction of graduate student teaching assistants in preparation for their teaching assistantship.

2015 - 2022   

       

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, University of Mississippi, Department of Art and Art History, University, Mississippi.

  • Courses taught: Art 101 Two-Dimensional Design, Art 103 Three-Dimensional Design, Art 331 Beginning Sculpture, Art 332 Intermediate Sculpture, Art 490 Independent Study

  • Instruction of graduate student teaching assistants in preparation for their teaching assistantship. 

 

2020     

     

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art - Interim Sculpture Area Head, Sabbatical Replacement Fall 2020, University of Mississippi, Department of Art and Art History, University, Mississippi.

  • Courses taught: Art 331 Beginning Sculpture, Art 332 Intermediate Sculpture, Art 431 Advanced Sculpture, Art 531 Graduate Sculpture and Art 405 Pre-Thesis Forum.

  • Full administrative responsibilities for the sculpture program, including management of the sculpture facilities, materials, supplies, and tools, supervision of the Shop Technician and other sculpture instructional faculty, delegation and oversight of graduate assistantship duties and undergraduate shop monitors, and guidance of sculpture MFA and BFA students.

 

2013 - 2014     

     

Instructor of Record, University of Mississippi, Department of Art and Art History, University, Mississippi.

  • Art 103 Three-Dimensional Design.

 

2013      

    

Teaching Artist, St. Louis Artworks, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Six-week program with 17 student apprentices, ages 14 – 18

  • Designing, fabricating, and installing one commissioned bicycle rack for a private client and three commissioned park benches for the Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois.

 

2011 

         

Student Teaching: Ellis High School/Washington Elementary School, Ellis, Kansas.

  • Instruction of four high school art classes and multiple elementary classes for 16 weeks as part of degree fulfillment.  

Related Experience

2017 - Present

 

Freshmen and Transfer Student Orientation Advising, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

2015 - Present

 

BFA and MFA Candidate Semester Reviews, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

2022          

Thesis Committee Member, MFA Candidate Ashley Smith – Sculpture Emphasis, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi. 

 

2021    

          

­Summer College Program Experiential Activity Coordinator, The Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, College of Liberal Arts, and Department of Art and Art History, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Arranged and executed supplemental activities for high school students involved in the month-long Summer College program. These activities included printmaking and bookbinding workshops, blacksmithing and painting demonstrations, and studio visits facilitated by graduate students and faculty in the Department of Art and Art History. Number of participants in the activities ranged from six to seventeen.

 

2020    

          

Interim BFA Coordinator, Sabbatical Replacement Fall 2020, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Conception and implementation of digital application, interview, and review processes, as well as advising students in the creation of portfolios, artist’s statements, and presentation preparation for all BFA disciplines.

 

2017      

        

Spring Visit Day, Department of Art and Art History, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Portfolio review for scholarships and department tours.

 

Girl Scouts of America STEAM Event, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Aluminum relief workshop and pour.

 

2016        

      

Spring Visit Day, Department of Art and Art History, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Portfolio review for scholarships and department tours.

 

2015    

          

Department of Art and Art History Recruitment, North Pontotoc High School, Ecru, Mississippi and University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Aluminum relief workshop for Advanced Art students and departmental visit and aluminum pour

 

2012 - 2015    

 

Graduate Assistant, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Assisting in ordering materials and inventory, maintaining and building equipment, assisting students with class assignments and using equipment, evening and weekend shop monitor, assisting and leading metal pours.

 

2012 - 2015  

   

Graduate Gallery Assistant, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Assisting visiting artists and students install and deinstall exhibitions, including hanging artwork, lighting, and gallery maintenance, and hosting gallery receptions.

 

2009 - 2011   

  

Student Foundry Technician, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

  • Assisting in ordering materials, maintaining and building equipment, assisting students with class assignments and using equipment, and assisting during metal pours.

Service

2016 - Present  

 

Yokna Sculpture Trail Installation Supervisor, Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Overseeing student crews, assisting visiting artists, installation and deinstallation of public sculptures, tool and equipment maintenance and transport.

 

2022 

              

Arts & Crafts Judging, Atchison County 4-H Fair, Effingham, Kansas.

 

Guest Juror, Metals in May Exhibition, Society of Sculptors Club, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Sole juror.

 

2019               

 

Arts & Crafts Judging, Atchison County 4-H Fair, Effingham, Kansas.

 

Local Visiting Artist Juror, Yokna Sculpture Trail, Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Contributed to the selection process of 12 public sculptures for installation on the trail.

 

Catapult Competition Art and Aesthetics Judging, School of Engineering, Center for Math and Science Education, and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • 6th - 12th grade participants

 

2018 - 2019      

 

Steering Committee, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Workshops Committee Co-Chair,

 

2018               

 

Catapult Competition Art and Aesthetics Judging, School of Engineering, Center for Math and Science Education, and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • 6th - 12th grade participants

 

2017 - 2018      

 

Steering Committee, 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

  • “Melt-Zone” Mentor/Mentee Program Chair

 

2017               

 

Mississippi Arts - Round Table Discussion, Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Discussion with Jane Chu – Chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Malcolm White – Executive Director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, City of Oxford Mayor and Board of Aldermen, Wayne Andrews – Executive Director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Arts Council Staff, and local artists.

 

Arts & Crafts Judging, Atchison County 4-H Fair, Effingham, Kansas.

 

2016 - 2017      

 

Steering Committee, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Workshops Committee Co-Chair

 

2016               

 

Exhibition Curator, Playground: A Margin for Error Adult Interchange, artist Jillian Springer, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

2015               

 

Yokna Sculpture Trail Installation Crew, Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Student installation crew, assisting visiting artists, installation of public sculptures, tool and equipment maintenance and transport.

 

Arts & Crafts Judging, Atchison County 4-H Fair, Effingham, Kansas.

 

2014               

 

Graduate Student Committee for Review of New Faculty Candidates, Department of Art and Art History, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Foundations, graphic design, and art history positions.

 

Steering Committee 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Sabile, Latvia.

  • Chair of University and Student Relations

  • Exhibition Site Curator

Selected Exhibitions

2021 - 2023      

 

Yokna Sculpture Trail, public sculpture exhibition, Oxford, Mississippi (juried)

 

2022               

 

Potluck, Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative group show, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

 

2021-2022      

 

Industry on Track: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Opelika Main Street, Opelika, Alabama. (juried)

 

St. Joseph Sculpture Walk, public sculpture exhibition, Allied Arts Council, St. Joseph, Missouri. (juried)

 

2021 

              

Answering Earth, juror Jason Brown, Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative, virtual exhibition, Instagram. (juried)

 

Homegrown, Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative group show, Sean Christopher Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

 

Flyover, Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative group show, The Hub Arts and Cultural Center, Rushville, Illinois.

 

Segmented 2021, International Sculpture Day Virtual Exhibition, Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative group show, Website.

 

Department of Art and Art History Faculty Exhibition, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi

 

Collective Memory, Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron, virtual exhibition, Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron website

 

Fiber on the Square, Oxford Fiber Arts Festival, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford, Mississippi

 

2019 - 2021      

Sculpture Garden Invitational, public sculpture, St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley, St. Louis, Missouri.

 

2020       

       

Situational Invitational, Western Cast Iron Art Alliance, National Online Exhibition

 

2019               

Steering Committee Exhibition, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Back Forty Beer Company, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

2018     

         

Intent: A Tool Show, juror Miranda Kyle, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, The Suraci Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania. (juried)

 

The Railroad Exhibition, juror Durant Thompson, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, Pennsylvania. (juried)

 

FHSU Alumni Invitational, Sculpture Gallery, Center for Applied Technology and Sculpture, Hays, Kansas.

 

Chancellor’s Skybox Invitational, Vaught Hemingway Stadium, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

Ferrous Wheel: Steering Committee Exhibition, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, The Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

Size Matters: Small Iron Works Exhibition, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, The Mall at Steamtown, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

2017 - 2018    

 

St. Joseph Sculpture Walk, public sculpture exhibition, Allied Arts Council, St. Joseph, Missouri. (juried)

 

2017        

      

Out of the Box, public sculpture exhibition, juror Jean Shin, Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. (juried)

            

Ferrous Arthives: The Process and Tradition of Cast Iron Art, Community Supported Art Program, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Powerhouse, Oxford, Mississippi. (solo)

 

Carrier House Invitational, Chancellor’s Guest House, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

Art on the Green Sculpture Garden Invitational, 100th Anniversary Celebration invitational public sculpture exhibition, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

Steering Committee Exhibition, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Trim Tab Brewing Co. Birmingham, Alabama.

           

Granite City Sculpture Park, public sculpture invitational, Alfresco Productions, Granite City, Illinois. 

 

Leftovers VII Print Exchange, international print exchange and traveling print show, Wingtip Press.

 

2015-2017      

Yokna Sculpture Trail, public sculpture exhibition, Oxford, Mississippi. (juried)

 

2016           

   

Concept to Completion: Student and Professional Exhibition, jurors Mary Bates Neubauer and Wendy Raisanen, The Gallery at the Civic Center Library, Scottsdale, Arizona. (juried)

 

Flare: Iron Through the Lens, AFA Gallery, Scranton, Pennsylvania. (juried)

 

Hattiesburg Alliance for Public Art Second Annual Outdoor Sculpture Show, public sculpture exhibition, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (juried)

 

5th 12x12: A National Exhibit of Small-Scale Works of Art, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (juried)

 

Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Exhibition and Auction, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Powerhouse, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

Art on the Green Sculpture Garden Invitational, invitational public sculpture exhibition, curator Jeffie Brewer, Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas.

 

Leftovers VI Print Exchange, international print exchange and traveling print show, Wingtip Press.

 

UM Art Department Faculty Exhibit, Southside Gallery, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

2015      

        

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Juried Exhibition, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama. (juried)

              

There’s No Place Like Home, MFA thesis exhibition, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi. (solo)

 

New Faculty/Staff Exhibition, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

Iron Tribe Exhibit 2015, Burris Hall Art Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico.

 

2014              

 

International Juried Exhibition at the Mini Museum, winning proposal for solo exhibition in the Mini Museum and small group show, It’s All About Things Gallery, Port Chester, New York. (juried)

 

Western Cast Iron Art Conference Juried Student Exhibition, national exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. (juried)

 

Student Summer Exhibition, juror William Dunlap, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi. (juried)

 

Savienosanas Coalescence, jurors Guna Millersone and Durant Thompson, international exhibition, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Talsi Regional Museum, Talsi, Latvia. Work in permanent collection. (juried)

 

Uguns Zimedams Drawing Fire, jurors Ojars Feldbergs, Harvey Hood, Wayne Potratz, and Tamsie Ringler, international exhibition, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Jewish Synagogue Exhibition, Contemporary Art and Heritage Space, Sabile, Latvia. (juried)

 

SHOEBOX: An International Sculpture Exhibition, international exhibition, online catalogue, Middle Tennessee State University, Todd Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (juried)

 

Powerhouse Sculpture Park, public sculpture, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

Arbitary Coterie: MFA Work, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.          

Leftovers V Print Exchange, international print exchange and traveling print show, Wingtip Press.

 

2013    

          

Student Summer Exhibition, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi. (juried)

 

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices: SLOSS Student Exhibition, national exhibition, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama. (juried)

Sara Isom Center Gender Conference Exhibition, Art2Frame, Oxford, Mississippi. (juried)

           

Jasmine and Joe: the Art of Coffee and Tea, national exhibition, Marnie Sheridan Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee. (juried)

 

University of Mississippi Faculty Show, Meridian, Mississippi.

 

Graduate Student Exhibition, Meek Hall Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

2012        

      

Old Jefferson Town Featured Artist - June, John Steuart Curry Museum, Old Jefferson Town, Oskaloosa, Kansas. (solo)

 

Birds with Wings and Sculptural Things, Sculpture and Ground Beef by Stacey Rathert, BFA Solo Show, Spring Gallery Walk, Hays Arts Council Outdoor Space, Hays, Kansas. (solo)

 

Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition, The Arts Center of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi. (juried)

 

Western Cast Iron Art Conference Student Show, Hays, Kansas. (juried)

 

Sustain, National Collegiate Juried Exhibition of Recycled Art, The University Museum, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois. (juried)

 

Six Mile Sculpture Works Invitational 2012, Granite City, Illinois.

 

FHSU Sculpture Student Show, Russell Art Walk, Russell, Kansas.

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops and Demonstrations

2022      

        

Visiting Artist, Decatur Community Schools, Oberlin, Kansas.

  • Workshop with three high school classes, community lecture, and portfolio visits with high school students. Visits in 7th grade and elementary classrooms.

 

2021      

        

Blacksmithing Demonstration/Workshop, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Three-day demonstration of basic blacksmithing techniques and application of those techniques in the creation of a functional object. Participants forged a “hotdog fork” at the conclusion of the workshop portion.

  • Undergraduate and graduate student participants enrolled in Advanced Sculpture Art 431/531.

 

Cast Iron Cooking, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, virtual conference.

  • Workshop Instructor

 

Soft Sculpture/Sewing Workshop, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Workshop covering the basics of sewing with a machine and hand stitching. Participants sewed, stuffed, and closed a small pillow.

  • Undergraduate and graduate student participation from multiple disciplines.

 

2019               

Blacksmithing Demonstration, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • UM Sculpture Society Outreach and Fundraiser

 

Visiting Artist, Osage City Elementary School, Osage City, Kansas.

  • Found object sculpture workshop with 58 Fourth Grade students.

 

Montessori STEAM Summer Camp, Magnolia Montessori School, Oxford, Mississippi.

  • Found object sculpture with 16 elementary age children.

 

2018      

        

I Am For An Art Panel/Presentation, Western Cast Iron Art Conference, Granite City, Illinois.

 

Visiting Artist, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

  • Studio visits in sculpture and ceramics classes, three demonstrations of mold making techniques with resin-bonded sand and greensand, and public lecture.

 

Visiting Artist, Out of the Box Guest Artist Series, Auburn, Alabama.

  • Classroom visits in Auburn City Schools, studio visits with Auburn University sculpture and ceramics classes, public lecture, and Family Studio artist workshop at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art.

 

2013 - 2016

     

Intermediate Sculpture Cup, Saucer, Spoon Mold Making Workshop, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

2016  

            

Visiting Artist Lecture, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana.

 

2015  

            

Guest Lecturer BFA Senior Seminar, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • “Life After Grad School”

 

Graduate Sculpture Seminar Corpse in the Classroom Workshop, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

Artist Lecture, University Museum, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

Guest Furnace Production Pour, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

2014  

            

Guest Lecturer BFA Senior Seminar, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • “Grad School: The Ins and Outs”

 

Corpse in the Classroom: Student Response, Collaboration: Success Loves Company Panel, Mid-America College Art Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Collaborative lecture with Durant Thompson.

 

Baltic Iron: Exhibition Work Abroad, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Collaborative lecture with Seth Thibodaux.

 

Graduate Schools Panel, Western Cast Iron Art Conference, Laramie, Wyoming.

 

2013             

 

Guest Furnace Demonstration Pour, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Artist Lecture, Sarah Isom Center Gender Conference, Art2Frame, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

2012           

   

Visiting Artist Lecture, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana.

 

2011        

      

Guest Speaker, Iola High School Career and College Day, Iola, Kansas.

Commissions and Residencies

2018 

         

Grassroots Art Center Pole Art Commission, Lucas, Kansas.

  • Fabricated and smithed steel sculpture for main street light pole.

 

2015      

        

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Commission, Nortonville, Kansas.

  • Concrete and steel sculptures for outdoor sanctuary.

 

2013  

            

Six Mile Sculpture Works Summer Residency, Alfresco Productions, Granite City, Illinois.

  • Public sculpture designed, fabricated, and installed in downtown Granite City.

Conferences and Workshops Attended

2021      

  

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Interdisciplinary Sculpture Conference, virtual and in-person conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Virtual Conference.

2019  

         

Paige Wainwright Award Workshop, Sloss Metal Arts, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

2018           

Western Cast Iron Art Conference, Granite City, Illinois. Production pour crew.

 

8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

2017    

      

Repair Days Iron Pour, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

2016

           

Western Cast Iron Art Conference, Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, Arizona. Soup Can Cupola Contest, performance pour charge crew, Tiny Iron, “soup can” standard investment and centrifugal casting workshop.

 

Repair Days Iron Pour, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Making and Decorating a Tea Service with Amelia Stamps, ceramics workshop, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, Tennessee.

 

Fire at the Furnace, 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Pre-Conference Planning Session, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

2015   

       

Repair Days Iron Pour, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico.                       

 

2014

                      

Western Cast Iron Art Conference, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

 

Mid America Collegiate Art Association, Mash-Up: Navigating Art and Academia in this Millennium, San Antonio, Texas. 

 

7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Sabile, Latvia.

 

2013       

   

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Six Mile Sculpture Works Iron Conference, Granite City, Illinois. Production pour crew.

 

2012

          

Six Mile Sculpture Works Iron Conference, Granite City, Illinois. Performance pour, production pour, mold-making workshop.

 

Repair Days Iron Pour, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee

 

Western Cast Iron Art Conference, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. Planning and facilitating, performance pour iron production, tour guide. 

                       

2011     

                 

Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico. Performance pour crew.  

 

2010    

                   

Six Mile Sculpture Works Iron Conference, Granite City, Illinois.

 

Western Cast Iron Art Conference, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. Performance pour crew.

 

2009           

Kansas Artisans and Craftsmen’s Association Conference, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. Iron production pour and demonstration. 

 

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

Awards, Honors and Grants

2021 

         

First Place Winner, Industry on Track: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Opelika Main Street, Opelika, Alabama

 

First Place, Fiber on the Square, Oxford Fiber Arts Festival, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford, Mississippi

2018  

        

Purchase Award, Allied Arts Council St. Joseph Sculpture Walk, St. Joseph, Missouri.

 

2017 

         

Out of the Box: Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition First Place Award Winner, Auburn, Alabama.

 

Community Supported Art Program Grant Recipient, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

2016         

 

Cleanest Fabrication and Most Aesthetically Pleasing (Kick Ass) Furnace, Soup Can Cupola Contest, Western Cast Iron Art Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona. 

 

2015           

Graduate Achievement Award in Art and Art History, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

Paige Wainwright Award, Outstanding Service to Conference, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

2014    

                   

Outstanding Studio Art Student Award, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

Outstanding Sculpture Student Award, Rebel Sculpture Society, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

 

Memberships

Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance

International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Organization

Other Related Activities

2008 - Present  

Invitational Iron Pours, regional, national, and international pours.

 

2019       

       

Artist’s Assistant, Aaron Hussey, APH Studios, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Sand mold preparation and bronze casting of life size Saint Gabriel statue for St. Gabriel Catholic Church, St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

 

2012 - 2015      

UM Sculpture Society President, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

  • Student organization, community outreach and educational trips.

 

2012 

              

Artist’s Assistant, Tim Chapman, Hays, Kansas.

  • Molding, casting, and clean up of waxes as well as detail modeling and smoothing of large scale and small-scale sculpture.

 

Creative Art Society Community Service Project, Grassroots Art Center, Lucas, Kansas.

  • Bowl Plaza public restroom interior design.

 

2008 - 2012  

    

Creative Art Society Treasurer, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

  • Student organization, community outreach, educational trips and high school art day.

 

2011

              

Artist’s Assistant, Tobias Flores, University of Colorado – Denver, Denver, Colorado.

  • Reconstruction of cupola and community iron pour.

 

2009 - 2011      

Fort Hays State University Traveling Aluminum Furnace Crew

  • Colby Community College, Colby, Kansas; Felton Middle School, Hays, Kansas; Vanguard School, Colorado Springs, Colorado; La Junta High School, La Junta, Colorado; Kennedy Middle School, Hays, Kansas; Ellis High School, Ellis, Kansas.

 

2010    

          

Pour Crew for Matthew Barney Film River of Fundament, Detroit, Michigan.

  • Preparation work on five large blast furnaces and site, charge crew for performance and filming.

 

Lecture/Demonstration Assistant, Tobias Flores, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, Missouri.

 

2009      

        

Artist’s Assistant, Tobias Flores, Saint Nicolas of Myra Church Commission, Hays, Kansas.

  • Life size bronze statue.

Selected Bibliography

2018  

        

St. Joseph Downtown Partnership. “New Sculpture Art Displayed.” News Press Now, Downtown Digest, 19 June 2018, www.newspressnow.com/businessjournal/downtown-digest. (Article)

 

Main Street Pole Art. (2018, Spring). Grassroots Art Center News, 20, 2. (Photograph of artwork featured) 

 

Chatelain, Lauren. “Visiting Artist Stacey Rathert.” Southern Mississippi Art and Design, University of Southern Mississippi, 9 Mar. 2019, artdesign.usm.edu/visiting-artist-stacey-rathert/. (Article)

 

Etheredge, Brandon. “Jule Collins Smith Museum Holds 'Out of the Box' Art Competition.” WTVM, American Broadcasting Company, 3 Feb. 2018. (Interview for news broadcast)

Hendrix, Charlotte. “Auburn Students Network with Award-Winning Sculptors.” The Newsroom, Office of Communications and Marketing: Auburn University, 1 Feb. 2018, ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom. (Article)

 

2017

           

Davis, Virgina M. “Repair Days: Annual Fundraiser for Metal Museum.” RSVP, Nov. 2017, p. 34.

(Credited photograph)

 

McCarley, Ginny Cooper. “Reimagined.” Invitation Oxford November 2017: 62. Print and Web. (Featured artist)

 

“Out of the Box Interviews: Stacey Rathert (First Place Winner).” Youtube, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 13 Oct. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx0lmqTSDzo. (Interview)

 

Belt, Andy. “Chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Chu impressed with arts scene in Oxford.” The Oxford Eagle 18 July 2017, News sec.: 1 Print and Web. (Credited photograph)

 

Posey, Reid. “Yoknapatawpha Art Council launching new program connecting local artists and those who love art.” The Oxford Eagle 16 July 2017, Lifestyle sec.: 1 Print and Web. (Interview for article)

 

Parker, Meredith. “Do Cutbacks in Funding Mean the Arts Are Under Attack?” Medium, The Oxford Crucible, 2 May 2017, medium.com/do-cutbacks-in-funding-mean-the-arts-are-under. (Interview for article)

 

2016   

       

Sweeten-Shults, Lana. “Kemp Exhibit Features Large Outdoor Pieces.” Times Record News, 20 May 2016.

Print and Electronic Article. (Credited photo and artist information)

 

McIntosh, Lizzie. “Art Department Students Get White-Hot Experience.” The Daily Mississippian [University] 2 May 2016, Volume 104, No. 132, News sec.: 5. Pirnt. (Interview for article)

 

McIntosh, Lizzie. "Art Department Hosts Iron Pour." The Daily Mississippian [University] 1 May 2016. The DM Online. Web. <http://thedmonline.com/section-um-sculpture-department-hosts-iron-pour-ri/>. (Interview for article)

 

"Local Artist Lowdown: Stacey Rathert." The Local Voice [Oxford] 3 Mar. 2016, Issue #249, Local Folks sec. Print. (Interview)

 

2014           

Barney, Matthew, and David Grimm. River of Fundament. Laurenz Foundation, 2014. (Film)

 

2012  

        

Hunninghake, Erin. "The Iron Woman." Lady A 2012: 14-16. Print. (Interview)

 

“Iron Pours for Artists.” Suburban Journals (2012). St. Louis Today. Web. (Photography of artwork featured.)

 

"Rathert Art to Highlight Old Settlers Event." Atchison Daily Globe 19 June 2012. Print. (Exhibition article)

 

"Sculptress to Be at Curry Museum." The Oskaloosa Independent 18 June 2012. Print. (Exhibition article)

 

“Sparks Fly Amid the Storms.” The Hays Daily News 26 May 2012. Print. (Interview for article)

2010    

      

Yablonsky, Linda. "Crazy, Sexy, Khu." Artfourm.com/diary. 7 Oct. 2010. Web. (Un-credited photograph)

 

Khu. Director. Matthew Barney. Composer. Jonathan Beplar. Michigan, Detroit. 2 Oct. 2010. (Performance)

 

Technical Abilities

  • Foundry practices and mold making 

    • Designing, building, operating, and maintaining iron copula furnaces, crucible furnaces, and burn out/melt out kilns 

    • Ceramic shell, resin bonded sand, green sand, standard investment, bifor molds, and other non-traditional mold making for metal casting, ranging from large scale (100# plus) to miniature scale (less than 1#), stack molds and match plate molds

    • Plaster, silicone, and rubber mold making, wax fettling, hard pattern (i.e. wood, metal or found objects), soft pattern (i.e. fabric and organic materials, wax, oil clay), and multiples

    •  Alginate molds and life casting, figure modeling, and oil clay modeling

  • Steel fabrication and blacksmithing 

    • Oxy-Acetylene welding and cutting, MIG welding, ARC welding, plasma cutting, horizontal band saw, metal roller, and other various power and hand tools

    • Designing, building, operating, and maintaining gas and coal forges, power/trip hammer operation

    • Hot and cold metal forming and manipulation, chasing

    • Enameling on steel and small metals

  • Woodworking

    • Table saw, band saw, belt/disc sander, scroll saw, various hand-held power tools, and various hand tools

    • Basic wood carving

  • Soft sculpture, sewing, and textile/fiber work

    • Hand sewing and embroidery, pattern creation and development, use of standard and industrial sewing machines, serger machines, long arm quilting machines

    • Wool felting, weaving, crocheting, loom knitting, and flocking

    • Clothing design

  • Plaster and foam carving, additive/subtractive sculpture

  • Resin and plastics

    • Fiberglass/resin, epoxy resins and plastics for casting, epoxy resins for table top applications

  • Concrete casting and manipulation, hypertufa, “foamcrete,” non-traditional concrete applications

  • Installation, site specific, and collaborative processes, 

  • Public sculpture and miniatures

  • Papier mâché and cardboard manipulation, paper pulp

  • Book making/binding, paper cutting and collage techniques, paper marbling, image transfer, embossing, quilling, package design, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop basics

  • Printmaking processes

    • Relief, intaglio, collagraph, stone lithography, monotype and monoprint, letterpress, non-traditional matrices

    • Steamroller printing 

  • Ceramic hand building and throwing techniques 

  • Floral Design

  • Studio/Shop and equipment monitoring, maintenance and repair, supply/material inventory, ordering and budgeting, quotes for large purchases 

  • Fork lift operation (certified through 2023), 

    • Loading and rigging applications, large scale sculpture transport, and installation/deinstallation  

  • Student advising, mentoring and studio visits/critiques across disciplines, curriculum development, recruitment, departmental tours 

  • Gallery management

    • Scheduling, packing and shipping, installation and deinstallation, exhibition curating, lighting, facility maintenance, opening and closing receptions, advertising