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Josephine Durkin

2103 Saint John Street Greenville, TX 75401
josephinedurkin@gmail.com
903.268.5081


Education

2005 - MFA in Sculpture, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2002 - BFA in Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2002 - Lorenzo de Medici School of Art, Florence, Italy

1994 - Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C.


Teaching and Relevant Experience

August, 2012 – Present - Associate Professor of Art, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2006 – July, 2012 - Assistant Professor of Art, Texas A&M University - Commerce
Courses include Sculpture, 3-Dimensional Design, Contemporary Issues in Art, Visual Stroke / Verbal Expression, Graduate Seminar and Special Topics in Video Art, Commerce, TX

2010 - Interim Graduate Coordinator, Studio Arts, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2005 - Sculptor and Set Designer for the Puppet Co., Glen Echo, MD

2004 - Drawing Teacher for Exploration Summer Program
Yale University, New Haven, CT

2003-2005 - Teaching Assistant, Yale University, New Haven, CT


Solo Exhibitions

2018 - New Flora, Ylang 23, Dallas, TX

2018 - Everbloom, one-day exhibition, July 9, 2018, The Box Company, Dallas, TX

2015 - Maps, Flora and Highlighters, Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013 - Gathering Flora, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

2013 - Icing (Just like this...), solo exhibition, Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, Sam Houston State, Huntsville, TX

2012 - Icing (Just like this…), solo exhibition, University Gallery, Texas A&M University – Commerce, TX

2011 - When I saw you last…, solo exhibition, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2011 - Suspended Here and Hovering There, solo exhibition, The Front Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2010 - Excerpts and Conversations, solo exhibition at Metro Space Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008 - Moved and Removed, solo exhibition at the Ulrich Museum of Art, KS

2006 - Tear, Cut, Fold and Lean, solo exhibition, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2006 - Right On Cue, solo exhibition, State of Flux Gallery in Kingston, Ontario, Canada


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 - Galvanize, Art for Advocacy, General Datatech, Dallas, TX

2018 - Galvanize, Preview Exhibition, NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX

2017 - SMALL, Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016 - Not Monumental, Josephine Durkin, Jay Henderson and Stacy Fisher, Gray Matters Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016 - Surfacing, Josephine Durkin & Kristen Cochran, two-person exhibition curated by Christopher Willey, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

2016 - Works on Paper, Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015 - Art for Advocacy, FIG, Dallas TX

2015 - In Good Company, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX

2015 - Group Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014 - Object, Object!!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

2014 - Core Samples, Galleri Urbane, Dallas, TX

2014 - Surf's Up, RE gallery, Dallas, TX

2014 - MTV RE:Define, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2014 - Lavish, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2013 - Object Abuse, Spinach, London

2012 - Five by Five, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2012 - Liquid Identities, International Video Art Festival, Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista, Venice, Italy

2012 - Town and Country, Brand 10 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2012 - Wish you were here, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY

2011 - Wish! Exhibition and auction, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2011 - Dia de los Muertos, group exhibition, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

2011 - Annual Faculty Exhibition, Texas A&M University – Commerce, TX

2010 - Plastic, group exhibition, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA

2010 - Precious, Soo Rye Gallery, Rye, NHa

2010 - Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2010 - Performing Light, Lightselect Teofilo, Polignano a Mare, Bari, Italy

2010 - Liquid Cities, Video, Art & Architecture Event, P4 Kuntshouse, Calgary, Canada

2010 - Annual Faculty Exhibition, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX

2009 - EXCHANGE: Between North and South, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

2009 - Intricacies, Lohin Geduld Gallery, NY, NY

2009 - Annual Faculty Exhibition, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2008 - Pix 2, University of Texas – Dallas, TX

2008 - Artists / Professors, Tarrant County College, Dallas, TX

2007 - Faculty Show, University Gallery, Texas A&M – Commerce

2007 - Group Exhibition with Peter Lamb, Laura Bracciale and Hedwig Jacobs CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX

2007 - Liquid Room - Video Art & Architecture Event, The Cultural Communication Centre of Klaipeda, Lithuania

2006 - Annual Faculty Exhibition, University Gallery, Texas A&M University - Commerce, TX

2006 - VideoMixTape5, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

2005 - Manhatten Public Access, NY, NY

2005 - Community Theater, Art Space Annex, New Haven, CT

2005 - Video Pleasures of the East, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2005 - Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Green Hall Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2004 - Adapt and Overcome, Green Hall Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2004 - Gener8, Gigantic Art Space, NY, NY

2003 - Cross Town Traffic, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

2003 - First Year Graduate Work, Green Hall Gallery, Yale University, New Haven,CT

2003 - Open Studios, Hammond Hall, New Haven, CT

2003 - Senior Show, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2003 - Great Small Works: Toy Theatre Exhibition, HERE Gallery, NY, NY

2002 - Matchbox Shoebox, Bradford Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002 - tion… , 817 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002 - Knots and Bows, 50B, Richmond, VA

2002 - FEAR, Polka Dot Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002 - To the Nth Degree, Touchstone Gallery, Washington D.C.

2002 - Set Velocity, Orange Door Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002 - Sprung, 50B, Richmond, VA

2002 - Student Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

2001 - projet MOBILIVRE, International Exhibition

2001 - Solids and Stripes, solo exhibition, VCU Art Space, Richmond, VA

2001 - Like a Virgin, Liberation Space, Richmond, VA

2001 - Hungry, Puddin' Heads, Richmond, VA

2001 - Methods and Madness, 815 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2001 - Identity, Bradford Gallery, Richmond, VA

2001 - Layers, Bradford Gallery, Richmond, VA

2001 - Not Accepted, Shaeffer Court, Richmond, VA

2000 - Art Count 2000, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

1998 - Student Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

1994 - Student Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


Selected Bibliography

2015 - Terranova, Charissa, Fashioner of Form, Texas Arts + Culture

2015 - Smart, Lauren, 5 Art Exhibitions to See this Weekend, Dallas Observer, May 6

2014 - Sozzani, Franca, Editor in Chief @Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani's Top 10 Picks, MTVRedefine

2014 - Smart, Lauren, MTV:ReDefine Kicks off Fancy Auction with Public Exhibition, Dallas Observer

2014 - Goss, Joyce and Goss, Kenny, ReDefine, Art + Rocknroll, Dallas Contemporary, online essays and catalogue, feature on p. 36

2014 - Catherine D. Anspon, Lavish, Indeed, PaperCity, 2014

2013 - Guajardo, Erica, Dallas Contemporary Gets a Fresh Coat with New Exhibition, CRAVEdfw

2013 - A.B., Review: Dallas Art Fair: Cultivating Culture, The Economist

2012 - Murrell, Leslie, Review, Fort Worth, Town and Country, Pastelegram.org

2012 - Richards, Ryder, Art Review: Lost in Suburbia, Front Row, D Magazine

2012 - Odom, Michael, You Can Live Better, Catalogue essay for Icing (Just like this...)

2011 - Hendley, Meghen, The Front Row, Houston NPR, interview on January 29th 2011

2011 - Mayo Review, image of Filtered and Clipped (Please tell me again…) selected for the cover

2010 - Newton, Christina E., January 2010 Art Top Picks for First Fridays, www.richmond.com

2010 - Curran, Colleen, First Fridays Profile: Josephine Durkin, www.richmond.com

2008 - Braden, Mande, Femin-em-in-em: A Crash Course in the Complex Philosophy of Feminism, Naked City, Volume I, Issue IV, p. 17

2008 - Prather, Erica, Shifts and Surprises for Texas Artist at Ulrich, The Wichita Eagle, 13D

2008 - Jeremijenko, Natalie, Being Moved: On the Strange Gestures, Gentle Actions, and Moving Works of Josephine Durkin, Ulrich Project Series Exhibition Catalogue

2008 - Odom, Michael, Critics’ Pix 2, Exhibition Catalogue

2007 - Oinonen, Anders, CTRL Gallery, Houston Paper City

2006 - Teschner, John, The Rock Show, Alexandria Gazette, 3E

2006 - Warren, Jeff, Paper Rocking Chairs, www.vestaldesign.com


Selected Conferences, Presentations, Workshops and Symposia

2015 - Lecturer and Visiting Artist at University Texas Dallas, Dallas, TX

2014 - Lecturer and Visiting Artist for Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

2014 - Guest Artist and Panel Member for Chit Chat, Lavish: Art and Design, Dallas, Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2013 - Visiting Artist and Lecturer for Sam Houston State University, Sam Houston, Huntsville, TX

2013 - Guest Lecturer for the MAC PAC tour, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2012 - Visiting Artist and Lecturer for the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

2011 - Lecturer and Juror for Sam Houston State University, TX

2010 - Perspectives Gallery Talk, The Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2010 - Lecturer for CLiC, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2010 - Lecturer and Visiting Artist at Virginia Commonweatlh University, Richmond, VA

2010 - Selected Artist and Lecturer to run a session of Art Camp and Drawing from the Collection at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

2010 - Guest Artist and Presenter at the ISAS Arts Festival, St. Mark’s School, Dallas, TX

2008 - Selected Artist and Lecturer to run a session of Art Camp at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

2008 - Speaker and Presenter at the Texas Artist Education Association Conference, San Antonio, TX

2008 - Guest Speaker at the Loudoun County Rotary Club, Leesburg, VA

2008 - Guest Speaker at Potomac High School, Leesburg, VA

2008 - Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist at Wichita State University

2007 - Guest Lecturer at the University of North Texas

2006 - Guest Speaker for Texelectronica, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

2002 - Building a Car From Scratch, Joint Project with VCU Engineering Department

2002 - Microchip Programming Workshop with guest artist Michael Rodomer



Grants, Fellowships, Awards and Honors

2014 - Faculty Development Grant, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX

2013 - Faculty Research Award for Ceaseless Industry, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX

2013 - Special Project Grant, College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX

2012 - Faculty Development Grant, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX

2011 - Faculty Development Travel Grant, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2011 - Special Project Grants
Department of Art, Graduate School of Research, and the College of Humanities,
Social Sciences and Arts, Texas A&M University – Commerce

2010 - Faculty Development Travel Grant, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2010 - Faculty Development Leave awarded for the Spring 2011 Semester, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2009 - Faculty Research Enhancement Grant, Texas A&M University – Commerce

2009 - Faculty Mini Grant, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2008 - Faculty Mini Grant, Solo Exhibition at Metro Space Gallery, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2008 - Faculty Mini Grant, Improvements for Studio Facilities, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2007 - Faculty Mini Grant, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2007 - Faculty Mini Grant, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2006 - Faculty Development Grant, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2006 - Faculty Mini Grant, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2003 - 2004 - Graduate Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2002 - Dean's Scholarship for Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University

2002 - VCU World Scholarship,
Virginia Commonwealth University

2002 - Undergraduate Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

2001 - Distinguished Student, Faculty’s Choice, Achievement Award, Virginia Commonwealth University


Committees

2013 - present - Graduate Council, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Commerce, TX

2010 - present - Faculty Development Committee, Texas A&M University - Commerce

2009 - present - Panel Member for Graduate Thesis Presentations, Visual Communication Program

2007 - present - Chair of multiple Graduate Thesis Committees

2006 - present - Committee member for multiple Graduate Thesis Committees

2008 - Department of Art Head Search Committee, Texas A&M - Commerce

2007 - Photography Search Committee, Texas A&M University - Commerce


Technical Abilities

Able to operate the following equipment: 

Miter saw, band saw, table saw, jigsaw, radial arm saw, panel saw, planer, joiner, Dremel, grinder, drill press, printing press, router, chisel and mallet, welding equipment, metal lathe, milling machine, plasma cutter, sewing machine and pottery wheel. Able to cast in plastic, rubber, plaster, wax and bronze. Able to edit material using Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Photoshop.