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, (Cum Laude)  

BS in Education - Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, (Cum Laude)  

                       

2010                       

Leadership Studies Certificate - Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

Teaching Experience

2015 – Present           

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, University of Mississippi, Department of Art and Art History, University, Mississippi. Teaching Art 101 Two-Dimensional Design, Art 103 Three-Dimensional Design, Art 331 Beginning Sculpture, Art 332 Intermediate Sculpture, Art 490 Independent Study – Internship, and Art 490 Independent Study – Three-Dimensional Design, as well as 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. Teaching Art 331 Beginning Sculpture, Art 332 Intermediate Sculpture, Art 431 Advanced Sculpture, Art 531 Graduate Sculpture, and Art 405 Pre-Thesis Forum courses, as well as full administrative responsibilities for the sculpture department, 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. 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.  

Solo and Small Group Exhibitions

2021

Segmented 2021, International Sculpture Day Virtual Exhibition, Rural Midwest Artist Cooperative, Website

2017           

Ferrous Arthives: The Process and Tradition of Cast Iron Art, Community Supported Art Program,    

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Powerhouse, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

2015           

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

University, Mississippi.

 

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.

 

2012           

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

 

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.

 

2010           

Soot and Sass: Sculpture by Jillian Thompson and Stacey Rathert, Fall Gallery Walk, Gella’s Dinner, Hays, Kansas.

 

Professional Development BFA Show, Winter Gallery Walk, Hays Arts Center, Hays, Kansas.

Juried Exhibitions

2021 - 2023

Yokna Sculpture Trail, public sculpture exhibition, Oxford, Mississippi

 

2021

Answering Earth, Juror Jason Brown, Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative, Virtual Exhibition, Instagram

2018           

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

 

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

 

2017           

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

 

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

 

2016           

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2015 - 2017           

Yokna Sculpture Trail, public sculpture exhibition, Oxford, Mississippi

 

2015           

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

 

2014           

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

2013           

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

 

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

 

Sara Isom Center Gender Conference Exhibition, Art2Frame, Oxford, Mississippi.

 

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

 

2012                       

Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition, The Arts Center of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi.

 

Western Cast Iron Art Conference Student Show, Hays, Kansas.

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

 

2011                       

Annual Smokey Hill Exhibition, Spring Gallery Walk, Hays Arts Center, Hays, Kansas.

 

FHSU Student Honors Art Exhibition, Moss Thorns Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

 

2010           

National Iron, national exhibition, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana.

 

FHSU Student Honors Art Exhibition, Moss Thorns Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

 

Twentyten, EDGE Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

 

2009                       

Russell’s Original Art Review, Russell, Kansas.

 

FHSU Student Honors Art Exhibition, Moss Thorns Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

 

2007                       

FHSU Student Honors Exhibition, Moss Thorns Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

Invitational Exhibitions

2021           

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, Website

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

2018           

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           

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.

 

2016           

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           

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                       

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                       

University of Mississippi Faculty Show, Meridian, Mississippi.

 

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

2012                       

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

 

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

           

2011           

Toby’s Celebrated Student Sculpture Exhibition Spectacular, Spring Gallery Walk, Gella’s Dinner, Hays, Kansas.

 

2010                       

Six Mile Sculpture Works Art Show, Granite City, Illinois.

           

Watercolor Monotype Workshop Exhibition, Hays Art Center, Hays, Kansas.

 

Western Cast Iron Art Conference Student Show, Missoula, Montana.                       

Tetanus and Tea: FHSU Sculpture Show, Robbins Center Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

           

2009                       

Reach for the Sky: FHSU Sculpture Exhibition, Robbins Center Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

           

Art Slam 2009 Art Works, Coffee Rules, Hays, Kansas.

           

National Conference on Cast Iron Student Exhibition, Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Tea Rose Inn Anniversary Exhibition: Outdoor Sculpture, Spring Gallery Walk, Tea Rose Inn, Hays, Kansas.

 

Useless Heavy Objects: FHSU Sculpture Exhibition, Spring Gallery Walk, Robbins Center Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

2008                       

fourty8: FHSU Sculpture Exhibition, Robbins Center Gallery, Hays, Kansas.

 

Art Slam 2008 Art Works, Coffee Rules, Hays, Kansas.

Professional Experience

2017 – Present           

Freshmen Orientation Advising, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

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.
 

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.

 

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. 

 

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 de-install exhibitions, including hanging artwork, lighting, and gallery maintenance, and hosting gallery receptions.

 

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.

 

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.

 

2011           

Artist’s Assistant, Tobias Flores, reconstruction of cupola and iron pour at University of Colorado - Denver, Denver, Colorado.

 

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, life size bronze, Hays, Kansas.

University and Departmental Service

2015 – Present           

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

 

2019           

Blacksmithing Demonstration, Rebel Sculpture Society Outreach and Fundraiser. University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

Catapult Competition Art and Aesthetics Judging, 6th – 12th grade participants, hosted by the School of Engineering, Center for Math and Science Education, and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

2018           

Catapult Competition Art and Aesthetics Judging, 6th – 12th grade participants, hosted by the School of Engineering, Center for Math and Science Education, and Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

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           

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

           

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 Advanced Art students and departmental visit and aluminum pour. 

 

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. 

 

External 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.

 

2019           

“Visiting Artist” Workshop, Osage City Elementary School, Osage City, Kansas. Found object sculpture with 58 Fourth Grade students. 

            

Montessori STEAM Summer Camp, Magnolia Montessori School, Oxford, Mississippi. Found object sculpture with 16 elementary age children.

 

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

            

Yokna Sculpture Trail, Local Visiting Artist Juror, Oxford, Mississippi. Contributed to the selection process of 12 public sculptures for installation on the trail.

 

2018 – 2019           

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

 

2017 – 2018           

Steering Committee, 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, “Melt-Zone” Mentor/Mentee Program Chair, Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 

2017           

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

 

2016 – 2017            

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

 

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           

Steering Committee 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Chair of University and Student Relations, Exhibition Site Curator, Pedvale Open-Air Art Museum, Sabile, Latvia.

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops and Demonstrations

2021          

Cast Iron Cooking, Virtual workshop instructor, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices

2018           

I Am For An Art Panel, 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          

Teacup Mold Making Workshop, Intermediate Sculpture Class, University of Mississippi,

University, Mississippi.

2016           

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

 

2015           

BFA Senior Seminar, guest lecturer, “Life After Grad School,” University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

Corpse in the Classroom Workshop, Graduate Sculpture Seminar, 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           

BFA Senior Seminar, guest lecturer, “Grad School, the Ins and Outs,” University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

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         

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, 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.

 

2013           

Honorable Mention, Student Summer Exhibition, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi.

 

2011                       

Dean’s Honor Roll, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

 

Fort Hays State University Student Honors Art Exhibition Scholarship Award, Hays, Kansas.

 

2006 – 2010            

Hays City Silver Award, Fort Hays State University Scholarship, Hays, Kansas.

 

2010                       

Mortar Board, Fort Hays State University Honor Society, Hays, Kansas.

 

2009                       

Fort Hays State University Student Honors Art Exhibition Scholarship Award, Hays, Kansas.

 

2006                       

Award of Excellence – Art, Fort Hays State University Scholarship, Hays, Kansas.

Memberships

Rural Midwest Artists Cooperative

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance

Other Related Activities

2008 – Present           

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

 

2016                       

Habitat For Humanity Birdhouse Exhibition and Auction, Oxford, Mississippi.

                       

2012 – 2015                

Rebel Sculpture Society President, University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi. Student organization, community outreach and educational trips.

 

2012           

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

 

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.

 

2008 – 2010             

Fringe Theatre Company, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. Student organization, service activities, on-stage performances, set and prop design, and costume shop maintenance.

 

2008 – 2010                  

Anderson VIP Ambassador, Ambassador to the University President, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

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)

 

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)

 

2009           

“Artist Q&A: Stacey Rathert.” FHSU Leader 30 April 2009. (Interview)

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

+ Pattern making

-Oil clay modeling, 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), and multiples

- Alginate mold making, life casting, and figure modeling

+ Steel fabrication and blacksmithing

-Oxy-Acetylene welding and cutting, MIG 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 use

-Metal forming and 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

+Plaster carving and foam 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

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

+Resin applications

-Fiberglass/resin, epoxy resin for casting and table top applications

+Concrete casting and manipulation, hypertufa, foamcrete, limestone carving

+Installation and collaborative processes

+Printmaking processes

-Relief, intaglio, collagraph, stone litho, monotype and monoprints, letterpress

+Book making/binding

+Paper cutting and collage techniques, paper marbling, image transfer

+Papier mâché and cardboard manipulation, paper pulp

+Ceramic hand building and throwing techniques

+Administration and operations

-Studio/Shop and equipment monitoring, maintenance and repair, supply/material inventory, ordering and budgeting

-Fork lift operation (certified through 2023), rigging applications

-Large scale sculpture transport, installation/deinstallation 

-Student advising, mentoring and studio visits/critiques across disciplines

-Curriculum development

-Recruitment 

+Gallery management

-Scheduling, packing and shipping, installation and deinstallation, exhibition curating, lighting, facility

maintenance, opening and closing receptions, and advertising