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Kevin Concannon
801 Draper Road SW
Blacksburg, VA  24060
cell: (330) 697-0933
email: kconcan@me.com
www.kevinconcannon.com

 

Educational Background:

Virginia Commonwealth University, Ph.D., Art History, 2000 (Modern and African Art). Dissertation:Unfinished Works and Aural Histories: Yoko Ono's Conceptual Art.  M.A. thesis (1998): Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1964): A Reconsideration.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., Art History, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi, 1983.  Honors thesis: Phonograph Records Made by Visual Artists.

 

Additional Professional Training or Development:

Virginia Tech, Executive Development Institute, cohort IV, 2011-2012.

The University of Akron, Academic Leadership Forum, cohort IV, 2008-2009.

The University of Akron, Scholarship of Teaching, Assessment, and Learning Fellow, cohort II, 2002-2003.

 

Professional Experience:

2011– present Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), School of Visual Arts

Professor of Art History and Director

Provide intellectual, creative, and administrative leadership to  school with 25 faculty, instructors, and staff serving approximately 275 students in art and design majors.  Undergraduate degrees offered include: BFA in Visual Communication Design; BFA in Studio Art; and BA in Art History.  Graduate degrees include an MFA in Creative Technologies , an MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program/PhD (IGEP/PhD) in Human Centered Design.  Teach courses in Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Methods.

concurrent activity:

 

2016   SECAC 2016 Roanoke
Director. Organized and managed 2016 annual conference of SECAC, the second largest organization of art and art history faculty in the country, with members in 50 states and 11 countries. The 2016 conference, at the Hotel Roanoke, attracted 550 deleagates from 254 institutions across the country, as well as Canada, Mexico, Poland, and Germany. Duties included securing partners and funding, overseeing panel/paper selection, negotiating catering and audio-visual, evening excursions and buses. The program included An Evening at Hollins (funded by University President Gray) and An Evening at Virginia Tech (funded by the Provost’s Office, the College of Architecture and Urban Design, the School of Visual Arts, and the Moss Arts Center). Keynote Speaker Lynn Hershman Leeson. Organizational budget of $109,000 was supplemented with cash and in-kind contributions from Hollins and Virginia Tech of approximately $35,000.

 

2001- 2011   University of Akron, Myers School of Art

Associate Professor (2007-2011)

Assistant Professor (2001-2007)

Division Chair for Art History, Education, and Exhibitions (2004-2007; 2009-2010); Coordinator of Art History (2004-05; 2007-). Teach courses in modern and contemporary art history as well as general survey courses.  Manage part-time hiring as well as curriculum and assessment.

 

1991-2001  Virginia Commonwealth University.

Adjunct Professor.  Taught graduate and undergraduate art history courses for departments of Art History, Honors, and Painting and Printmaking.

 

1986 - 1987  Vermont College of Norwich University.

Field Faculty.  Advised M.A. candidate writing thesis on “Radio by Artists."

 

1997 - 1999  City of Richmond Public Art Commission.

Consultant.  Manage the City of Richmond’s Public Art Program, which includes a One Percent for Art Program.  Organize and convene Site Selection Teams; coordinate and administer all projects; represent the Commission publicly.

 

1988 - 1996  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

1993 - 1996  Project Administrator - Lila Wallace - Reader's Digest Museum Collections Accessibility Initiative.  Oversaw and coordinated Museum-wide activities related to the Museum's African-American Audience Outreach initiative.  Managed $1.44 million budget, allocated across various departments Museum-wide.  Contracted and implemented project consultancy with Terry & Associates.  Managed recruitment and hiring of Community Relations Manager, a senior staff position.  Worked with Community Relations Manager, Evaluation Consultants,  Staff Development Consultants,  Marketing and Marketing Research Consultants to coordinate their individual work plans so as to develop an efficient and complementary overall audience development strategy and successful team effort. 

 

Project components included a major exhibition of the Museum's collection of African Art, an exhibition book, a video library on the collection, interactive video development, teacher programs, youth and family programs, lecture series, and performing arts programming.  Responsible for budget and conceptual development of museum-wide project activities directly managed by staff members both under my direct supervision as well as those above and below me in the Museum’s organizational hierarchy.  Developed regularly scheduled progess reports to Lila Wallace - Reader’s Digest Fund based on information submitted by various Museum departments.

 

1988 - 1996  Coordinator of Special Programs.  Developed and oversaw active program of approximately 125 lectures; symposia; adult lecture courses; music, dance and theater events; literary readings; film and video screenings, artist and scholar residencies, and other special projects related to the museum's permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and other community interests. Supervised six (6) positions, including Assistant Coordinator, Resident Intern, Events Production staff (4) as well as paid consultants and lecture class faculty and unpaid student interns.  With Development office, prepared grant proposals for funding of Special Programs.  Prepared and oversaw annual departmental budget, up to $279,000.  Work extensively with civic, arts, and other community organizations on collaborative programs and audience development. 

 

Reorganized technical direction of performing arts and other audio-visual services into Events Production Department, resulting in substantial savings and significantly improved production standards for Museum events (major equipment and facility improvement funded by Lila Wallace Fund).  Coordinated press information and publications related to all Special Programs.  Negotiated and wrote contracts for all Special Programs, including television and radio broadcast rights. Taught in Art History Lecture Class Program.  Worked with the Director to organize and oversee the activities of Multicultural Advisory Committee.  Worked with guest curator Martin Friedman and assistant curators Margo Crutchfield and Ashley Kistler on reinstallation of the permanent collection of twentieth-century art. 

 

Major program initiatives included development of World Music and Performance series targeted to multicultural audiences and interpretive of permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of non-western art and Art in the Afternoons program of films, curator lectures, and gallery talks targeted to senior citizens.  Co-produced major symposia: Art and Social Responsibility: A Community Forum, dealing with issues of censorship and featuring Hilton Kramer, Marlon Riggs, and others; and Frames of Reference: Cultural Diversity and the Arts, featuring Lorna Simpson, Mary Schmidt Campbell, Kinshasha Conwill, Jock Reynolds, and others.

 

concurrent activities:

1985 - 1989  Media Arts.

Contributing Editor.  Wrote column on audio arts for quarterly journal of the National Association of Media Arts Centers, published by the Motion Picture Academy Foundation.

 

1986 - 1988  Sound Wave. (Sonic Architecture, Inc., New York City)

Coproducer.  Wrote and produced (with Bill and Mary Buchen) series of 13 five-minute radio features about sound art for public radio broadcast (funded by the Media Program of the NEA and Studio PASS, New York).  Marketed series to stations nationwide.  Carried by: WNYC, New York;KPFA, Los Angeles; KPFK, San Francisco; KPFT, Houston; WLRN, Miami; and others.

 

1986 - 1988  Neuberger Museum, State University of New York at Purchase.

Coordinator of Public Programs.  Planned and produced all public programs (approximately 25 per year).  Events included lectures on the arts; commissioned performances by choreographers, composers, and performance artists; film and video screenings; family programs; literary readings; and symposia.  (Increased overall audiences by 12%; increased targeted audiences by 35%.) Wrote grant proposals to fund programs; diversified funding strategy.  (Increased major external funding to department by 105% in FY 87/88.)   Developed special programs for campus community.  Directed all outside organizations' use of Museum facilities; negotiated rental contracts.  Coordinated press information and publications related to public programs.  Served on Exhibitions and Education Committees.  Major projects included Setting Sites: Process and Consensus in Public Art, a one-day symposium on Public Art, and The 1988 Yaseen Lectures/On Time, featuring Nobel physicist Murray Gell-Mann, novelist Mario Vargas Llosa, and composer John Cage.

 

concurrent activities:

 

1987 - 1988  Art New England.

Regional Review Editor (Connecticut). Assigned exhibitions for review to freelance contributors.

 

1984 - 1986  wfnx-fm.

Freelance Feature Producer.  Wrote and produced weekly series of two-minute radio features on Sound Art, New Music, Performance Art, and Visual Art for top-rated rock/new music radio station in Boston.

 

 1985  Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.

Acting Coordinator, One Percent for Art.  Administered statewide, publicly funded public art program.  Oversaw recruitment and selection of Regional Coordinating Agencies for five areas of the Commonwealth.  Carried through the first five (previously initiated) projects and implemented 23 new projects.

 

1984 - 1985  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hayden Gallery.

Guest Curator.  Organized exhibition of non-traditional notation for audio works by visual artists.  On the Wall/On the Air: Artists Make Noise also included a series of radio programs which tracked the history of artists' use of audio from the turn of the century to the present.  In conjunction with the exhibition, produced an evening of performance art at Boston nightclub, SPIT.  Wrote brochure essay.  Project developed with Kathy Halbreich and Gary Garrels.

 

 1983 - 1984              Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston - contemporary art dealers.

Associate.  Researched, wrote and distributed monthly press releases.  Reviewed artists' documentation; made studio visits.  Curated one-person and group exhibitions.  Prepared and conducted gallery presentations for private clients, consultants and museum curators.

 

concurrent activity:

 

            1984   The Worldwide Art Catalogue Bulletin.

            Consultant.  Contributed critical summaries of English and French-language contemporary art     catalogues.

 

 

1982 - 1983  The New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Curatorial Intern.  Coordinated slide archive and photographic documentation of exhibitions and installation projects.  Photographed performances for archive and publicity.  Researched bibliographical material for museum publications.  Reviewed artists' documentation; made studio visits.  Administered correspondence with artists.  Installed work for exhibitions.

 

Teaching

Courses taught:

Art since 1960 (Fall 2013)

Contemporary Art Issues (Spring 2011)

Art Since 1945 (Summer 2004 Study Abroad program in Italy)

History of Performance and New Media (Spring 2004/Spring 2007/Spring 2012)

Contemporary Art: The Current Scene (Spring 2002/Spring 2004/Spring 2006: “Multiples Edition”/Spring 2008/Spring 2010) 

Art of the African Diaspora (Spring 2010)

Methods of Art History (Fall 2007/Fall 2010/Fall 2012)

19th Century European Art (Spring 2002) 

Survey of the History of Art II (Spring 2002/Spring 2003/Spring 2004/Spring 2006/Spring 2007/Spring 2008/Fall 2009/Spring 2010/Spring 2011) 

Survey of the History of Art I (Fall 2001/Fall 2002/Fall 2003/Fall 2004/Fall 2005/Fall 2006/Fall 2008/Fall 2010)

History of Modernism (20th Century Art) Art 401 (Fall 2001/Fall 2002/Fall 2003/Fall 2004/Fall 2005/Fall 2006/Fall 2007/Fall 2008/Fall 2009) became:

Survey of Art History III (Fall 2010/Spring 2011)

Art and Critical Theory, (VCU)Painting and Printmaking 527 (Fall 1998/Spring 1999/Spring 2001) (UAkron Spring 2003/Spring 2005/Spring 2008/Fall 2009/Spring 2010)

Survey of Western Art, Part I, (VCU) Art History 103 (Fall 2000)

Survey of Western Art, Part II, (VCU) Art History 104 (Fall 2000, Spring 2001)

Negotiating Identities: Representing the Self and the Other in Modern and Postm odern Art, (VCU) Honors 399 (Spring 1999)

History of Twentieth-Century Performance Art, (VCU) Art History 489 (1991 - 1997)

The Arts: Landscape of Our Time, (VCU) Honors 399 (1996)

Changing Channels: A Survey of Video Art, VMFA (1992)

Off the Wall:A History of Performance Art, VMFA (1990).

 

 Scholarly Publications

“Lost in the Archive: Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Four Thoughts,” Review of Japanese Culture and Society 28 (2016) (Center for Intercultural Studies and Education, Josai University): in press.

 To Market We Go: Art, Advertising and the Multiple, exhibition brochure (introduction and checklist), Blacksburg, VA: Armory Art Gallery, 2014).

“Yoko Ono’s Dreams: The Power of Positive Wishing,” Performance Research 19, no. 2 (2014) (forthcoming).

 “Review: Framed Spaces: Photogaphy and Memory in Contemporary Installation Art by Monica E. McTighe,” Visual Resources: An International Journal of Documentation, (forthcoming).

 Two Trees: Rona Pondick and Jennifer Steinkamp, exhibition brochure essay (Blacksburg, VA: Armory Art Gallery, 2013).

 Yoko Ono: My Mommy is Beautiful, exhibition brochure essay (Blacksburg, VA: Armory Gallery, 2013)

 “Brian Eno,” Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) featured article in the fall 2013 Contemporary Art update. forthcoming

“Cut and Paste: Collage and the Art of Sound,” in Sound By Artists (facsimile edition) (Ontario: Charivari Press, 2013) republication of 1990 volume.

“In and Around the Studio: Reni Gower in Conversation with Kevin Concannon,” in Strange Loops Reni Gower: 30 Years of Painting, exh. cat. (Richmond, VA: Reni Gower, 2012), n.p.

“Filthy Gorgeous,” in Jennifer Vanderpool:Wanton, exh. brochure (Bogata, Columbia: Galeria Sextante, 2011).

“Estate Planning for Artists: A Novel Approach,” in The Art Guys, Forever Yours (Houston: The Art Guys, 2011): 9-17.

“Yoko Ono,” in Joan Marter, ed., The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, Volume 3 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011): 595-96 .

Dalí in Virginia,” SECAC Review XV, no. 5 (2010): 598-607.

In Formation: Twelve Artists,” Flash Forward, exh. brochure (Cleveland: SPACES Gallery, 2009).

Agency: Art and Advertising, exh. cat. (general editor and contributor) (Youngstown, Ohio: McDonough Museum of Art, 2008), lead essay and multiple entries.

-------, Jeffrey Deitch, Chrissie Iles, Alexandra Munroe, and Jann Wenner, “Yoko Ono: Kitty Carlisle Hart Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts” in National Arts Awards 2008 Honorees, DVD (Americans for the Arts: Washington, D.C., 2008). (Video introduction of Ono for Annual Awards Gala.)

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1964): From text to performance and back again,” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 30, no. 3 (September 2008): 81-93.

Cited in:  Amalle Dublon, “Sound, Violence, Photography: Ono, Ortega, Owens,” University of Toronto Art Journal 3 (2010): 12-26.

Cited in:   Carla Defrancq. Ruimte in het oeuvre van Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (Space in the work of Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster), masters thesis, Ghent University, Belgium (2011); 23.

Cited in:   Rachel Ruth Zylka. Power Performance: Benevolence and Violence in the work of Chris Burden, Barbara T. Smith, Yoko Ono and Wafaa Bilal, masters thesis, University of Southern California (2010): 23.

“Yoko Ono: Woman of the World,” in Eric C. Shiner and Reiko Tomii, eds., Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York (New York: Japan Society and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), 126-29.

Yoko Ono Imagine Peace featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace, exh. cat. (general editor and contributor) (Akron, Ohio: Emily Davis Gallery, 2007).  Lead essay.

“Review: Midori Yoshimoto.  Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York (New Brunswick,NJ, Rutgers University Press: 2005),” caa.reviews (online journal of the College Art Association), June 2007.

Mass Production: Artists’ Multiples and the Marketplace, exh. cat. (general editor and contributor) (Akron, Ohio: Emily Davis Gallery, 2006).  Lead essay, object entries, and acknowledgements.  Edited student manuscripts (entries).  Worked with Graphic Design class under direction of Professor Christopher Hoot to produce book.

"War Is Over!  John and Yoko’s Christmas Eve Happening, Tokyo, 1969," Review of Japanese Culture and Society 17 (2005) (Center for Intercultural Studies and Education, Josai University): 72-85.

“Yoko Ono,” Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) featured article in the new Asian Contemporary Artists section.

“Advertising and the Artist’s Multiple,” Grouper 2 (Summer 2005) (a special issue of the magazine published by Publico alternative space, Cincinnati, as the catalogue for the Multiple Strategies exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati): 7-16.

Peggy Phelan, Kevin Concannon, Irina D. Costache, Kathleen Desmond, David Little, and Steve Shipps. “Art History Survey: A Round-Table Discussion,” Art Journal 64, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 32-51.

Cited in:  Robert Bersson, “The Lecture in Art-History Classrooms,” CAANews 31, no. 5, 8–10 (2006).

Cited in: Peter Scott Brown and Jace Hargis, “Undergraduate Research in Art History Using Project Based Learning,” The Journal of Faculty Development 22, no. 2 (May 2008), 152-58.

Cited in: (as "Kevin Concannon, Irina Costache, and Steve Shipps," authors) : Jonathan Kinkley, "Art Thief: An Educational Computer Game Model for Art Historical Instruction," Leonardo 42, no. 2 (2009): 133-37.

“Art and Politics after the Culture Wars,” in Dissent: Political Voices, online exh. cat. (Cleveland: Spaces Gallery, 2005).  www.spacesgallery.org

Kevin Concannon and Reiko Tomii.  "Chronology" (a new, extensively updated version that incorporates the years 2000-2003 as well as additional research into earlier activities) and “Bibliography” for the Japanese-language edition of Yes: Yoko Ono (Tokyo: The Asahi Shimbun Company, 2003): 178-209.  The book, published to coincide with the Japanese your of the related exhibition (October 2003-December 2004), also features a Japanese-language version of my “War Is Over!” essay: 126-29.  Invited.

“Fluxus and Advertising,” Performance Research 7, no. 3 (2002): 55-63.  Refereed.

"Typographical Era: Conceptual Art and Advertising in the 1960s," College Art Association Annual Conference 2001, Chicago, February 2001.  Abstract published in Abstracts: CAA Chicago (2001): 14-15.  Refereed.

"Nothing IsReal: Yoko Ono's Advertising Art," in Yes: Yoko Ono, exh. cat. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and the Japan Society of New York, 2000): 174-97.   Invited.

Cited in:  Midori Yoshimoto, “Fluxus and Japanese Women Artists,” in Japanese Women Artists in Avant-garde Movements, 1950-1975, exh. cat. (Tochigi, Japan: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, 2005): 197/200.

Cited in: Reiko Tomii, “Geijutsu on Their Minds: Memorable Words on Anti-Art,” in Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950-1970, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2007): 59.

Kevin Concannon and Reiko Tomii.  "Chronology" and "Bibliography" in Yes: Yoko Ono, exh. cat. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and the Japan Society of New York, 2000).   Invited.  Edited and translated for Korean edition of the exhibition catalogue, 2003.  Updated, edited, and translated for Japanese edition of the exhibition catalogue, 2003.

Cited in:  Alan Clayson, Barb Jungr, and Robb Johnson.  Woman: The Incredible Life of Yoko Ono (New Malden, Surrey, UK: Chrome Dreams, 2004): 183.

Cited in: Tamara Levitz, “Yoko Ono and the “’Unfinished Music’ of John and Yoko: Imagining Gender and Racial Equality in the Late 1960s,” in Avital H. Bloch and Laurri Umansky, eds. Impossible to Hold: Women and Culture in the 1960s (New York: New York University Press, 2005):  235.

Cited in: Jieun Rhee, “Performing the Other: Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece,” Art History 28, no. 1 (February 2005): 99/103/104/116.

Cited in: Lisa Gabrielle Marck, “Yoko Ono,” in Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007): 277.

Cited in: Heather La Bash.  Yoko Ono: Transnational Artist in a World of Stickiness (MA Thesis in American Studies)(Kansas City: University of Kansas, 2008):

Cited in: Alison Knowles, Carolee Schneeman, et al., “An Evening With Fluxus Women: A Roundtable Discussion,” Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory 19, no. 3 (November 2009): 369-89.

“Unfinished Works and Aural Histories: Yoko Ono’s Conceptual Art,” PhD dissertation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 2000.

Cited in:  Midori Yoshimoto, Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2005): 80/81.

"Cut and Paste: Collage and the Art of Sound," www.localmotives.com: netmagasin for samtidkunst og -kultur (internet journal based in Norway), no. 2.0 (July/August 2000). Slightly revised republication of text originally published in 1990.  (See below.)  Invited.

"Cut and Paste: Collage and the Art of Sound," UKS—Forum of Contemporary Art (Oslo, Norway), no. 1/2  (1999).  Slightly revised republication of text originally published in 1990.  (See below.)  Invited.

“Not for Sale: Yoko Ono’s Discounted Advertising Art,” The Florida State University Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, March 1999.  Paper awarded the Gunther Stamm Memorial Prize for Excellence.  Published in Athanor XVII (1999): 77-85. Refereed.

Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1964): A Reconsideration, MA Thesis in Art History (Richmond: Virginia Commonwealth University, 1998).

Cited in: Jieun Rhee, “Performing the Other: Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece,” Art History 28, no. 1 (February 2005): 99/103/104/116.

Cited in:  Midori Yoshimoto, “Fluxus and Japanese Women Artists,” in Japanese Women Artists in Avant-garde Movements, 1950-1975, exh. cat. (Tochigi, Japan: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, 2005): 196/199.

Cited in:  Midori Yoshimoto, Into Performance: Japanese Women Artists in New York (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2005): 100.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece: Critical Reception,” paper presented at The Third Annual Performance Studies Conference, Atlanta, April 1997.  Refereed.

Cited in: Peggy Phelan, “The Returns of Touch: Feminist Performance, 1960-80,” in Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007): 352.

“Sometimes a Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Yoko Ono’s Art as Verb,” in Fly, exh. cat., Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 1996.  Exhibition curated by Jean Crutchfield.  Invited.

"Cut and Paste: Collage and the Art of Sound," Sound By Artists, ed. Dan Lander and Micah Lexier, Art Metropole, Toronto (and Walter Phillips Gallery, Alberta), 1990.  Invited. Facsimile Edition published January 2013 by Charivari Press, Toronto.

Cited in: Dan Lander, “Radiocasting: Musings on Radio and Art,”  eContact 2.3 (September 1999) (electronic journal) (Montreal: Concordia University)  accessed at: http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/Radiophonic/Radiocasting.htm on 10 September 2004

Cited in: Piers Hugill, “Cinematics of the Voice: time and rhythm as montage in text-sound composition,” Pores: An Avant-Gardist Journal of Poetics Research, issue 3 (electronic journal) (London: Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Birckbeck College, 2003) accessed at: http://www.pores.bbk.ac.uk/3/piers.html on 10 September 2004

Cited in:  “Kurt Schwitters,” Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, accessed at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Schwitters on 10 September 2004

Cited in: Iain Matt and Jim Sosnin, “Sound Mapping: an assertion of place,” a paper presented at Interface ’97, accessed at http://www.reverberant.com/SM/smpaper.html on 10 September 2004

Cited in: “Kurt Schwitters,” WorldHistory.com, accessed at: http://www.worldhistory.com/wiki/K/Kurt-Schwitters.htm on 10 September 2004

Unauthorised electronic republication in: JahSonic.com, accessed at: http://www.jahsonic.com/KevinConcannon.html on 10 September 2004

Unauthorised electronic republication in: UbuWeb.com, accessed at: http://www.ubu.com/papers/concannon.html on 10 September 2004

Unauthorised electronic republication in: Submunition.com, accessed at: http://www.submunition.com/mtype/archives/audio_music/cut_and_paste_collage_and_the_art_of_sound.html on 10 September 2004

 

"Art After Midnight: Satan and the New Censorship," Media Arts, Spring/Summer 1989, pp. 10/12.  Invited.

"Topsy-Turvy," in Extended Play, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York, February 1988.  (C. Nivek, pseudonym)  Exhibition curated by Christian Marclay.  Invited.

"Sound Sculptures - A Survey of American Work," Ars Electronica festival catalogue, Linz, Austria, 1987.  Published in German with original English text. Invited.

Unauthorized Electronic republication: in Ars Electronic Archive, accessed at: http://www.aec.at/en/archives/festival_archive/festival_catalogs/festival_artikel.asp?iProjectID=9126 on 10 September 2004

"Collaboration: The Spirit of the Eighties," Art New England, October 1987, pp. 6/7. Invited.

"Sound Approaches to Public Art," Media Arts, Fall 1987, p. 19. Invited.

"Further Thoughts About the Territory of Art," Media Arts, Spring 1987, p. 13. Invited.

"Art and Industry," Media Arts, Winter 1987, pp. 8/10. Invited.

"Robert Wilson and David Byrne: The Knee Plays," Art New England, December 1986/January 1987, p. 17. Invited.

"Getting Into the Picture—Resources for Video Artists in New England," Art New England, September 1986, pp. 8/25. Invited.

"TVOD," Media Arts, Summer 1986, p. 14. Invited.

"David Mahler: Head Theater/New Records," Art New England, July 1986, p. 15. Invited.

"After the Beep," Daily Evening Item, June 10, 1986, p. 15.  Refereed.

"Rhys Chatham and Joseph Nechvatal," Art New England, June 1986, pp. 11/24. Invited.

"Channel to Showcase Different Kind of 'Stringed' Instrument," Boston Globe, May 7, 1986, p. 66.  Refereed.

"Artist Transforms Breezes on NSCC Campus," Daily Evening Item, April 8, 1986, p. 24.  Refereed.

"Life's a Beach: An Installation by Chris Enos," Art New England, April 1986, p. 14. Invited.

"David Moss and Richard Lerman: Sound Art," Art New England, April 1986, p. 14. Invited.

"Notes on Sound Art," Art New England, March 1986 (Guest Editor), p. 5.  (Guest Editorial, p. 3.) Invited.

"Sound Sculpture," Media Arts,  Fall 1985, p. 9. Invited.

"Artists' Records: Toward a Definition," Media Arts Spring/Summer 1985, p. 13. Invited.

"Pier Gustafson," Art New England, March 1985, p. 13. Invited.

"Books by Artists," Art New England, December 1984, p. 8. Invited.

"Nam June Paik,"  Art New England, October 1984, p. 16. Invited.

"Duane Michals Appears and Vanishes," Views: The Journal of Photography in New England, Volume 5, Number 3, p. 6. Invited.

"Brian Eno/Michael Chandler," Artforum, April 1984, p. 11. Refereed.

Cited in: Eric Tamm.  Brian Eno: His Music and the Vertical Color of Sound, updated edition (New York: Da Capo Press, 1995).  Originally published 1989.

"Words and Pictures, " Views: The Journal of Photography in New England, Volume 5, Number 2, p. 16.   Invited.

"Jennifer Bartlett," Art New England, March 1984, p. 11. Invited.

"You Haven't Heard the Last of It: A Brief Guide to Artists' Records," Art New England, January 1984, pp. 5/19. Invited.

On the Wall/On the Air: Artists Make Noise, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Committee on the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA, 1984.  Exhibition brochure. Invited.

Dodds, Robin. Anne Turyn: Lessons and Notes, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1983.  (Brochure: bibliographical research.)  Invited.

"Drawings by Sculptors," Art New England, December 1983, p. 23. Invited.

"Laurie Anderson," Art New England,  April 1983,  pp. 6-7. Invited.

 

Creative Activities (Exhibitions Curated):

Lynn Hershman Leeson: Body Collage, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, October 18-November 5, 2016.

            Selected Press:

            Harris, Robbie, “Personalized Implantables, Where Art & Science Meet: an Exhibition,” WVTF Public                     Radio, 14 October 2016. http://wvtf.org/post/personalized-implantables-where-art-science-meet-                       exhibition

            Harris, Robbie, “Portrayal of Women in American Culture,” WVTF Public Radio, 13 October 2016.                           http://wvtf.org/post/portrayal-women-american-culture-0

To Market We Go: Art, Advertising and the Multiple, Armory Gallery, Virginia Tech, September 24-October 11, 2014. Exhibition brochure.

Selected Press:

Allen, Mike, “Arts & Extras: Art show at Virginia Tech features Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, more,” Roanoke Times, 19 September 2014.

Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College, Fort Myers, FL, January 24-March 29, 2014. Co-curated with John Noga.

Selected Press:

Hall, Thomas, "Fort Myers' wishes for peace to be added to Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland," Examiner.com (Fort Myers), 27 January 2014.

Hall, Thomas, "Like Lennon 49 years ago, modern art lovers beguiled by Ono 'Light House,' Examiner.com (Fort Myers), 26 January 2014.

Hall, Thomas, "Kevin Concannon to take audience into the mind of conceptual artist Yoko Ono," Examiner.com (Fort Myers), 23 January 2014.

Davis, John, "Yoko Ono's IMAGINE PEACE Exhibition Comes to Fort Myers," WGCU News (South Florida), 23 January 2014.

Runnells, Charles, "Yoko Ono brings a new version of her exhibit to Rauschenberg Gallery," News-Press (Fort Myers), 23 January 2014.

Stetson, Nancy, "Rauschenberg Gallery Reopens with Yoko Ono's Conceptual Art," Florida Weekly, 22 January 2014.

Stetson, Nancy, "In the Bag with Yoko," Florida Weekly, 22 January 2014.

Heithaus, Harriet Howard, "Yoko Ono interactive art evokes Rauschenberg legacy with its peace projects," Naples Daily News (Naples, FL), 22 January 2014.

Hall, Thomas, "Rauschenberg exhibit 'Yoko Ono Imagine Peace' rears opening," Examiner.com (Fort Myers), 10 January 2014.

Hall, Tom, "Yoko Ono Exhibit Invites Collaboration,The River Weekly News (Fort Myers), 10 January 2014, pp. 1/19.

Hall, Thomas, "45 years after John and Yoko's Year of Peace, Fort Myers gets its own billboard,"Examiner.com (Fort Myers, FL), 4 January 2014.

Hall, Thomas, "Imagine Peace billboard exhorts viewers to take up cause, make message their own,Examiner.com (Fort Myers, FL), 1 January 2014.

Miller, Glenn, "Yoko Ono sends message to Lee County ahead of January show," Florida Weekly(Fort Myers, FL), 1 January 2014.

"Yoko Ono: Art for Peace," Fort Myers Magazine (January-February 2014), 22.

Murphy, Andrew, "Yoko Ono billboard unveiled," WFTX-TV (Fort Myers, FL), 30 December 2013.

Runnells, Charles, “Yoko Ono exhibit kicks off season at Edison State College,” News-Press (Fort Myers), 4 December 2014.

 

Two Trees: Rona Pondick and Jennifer Steinkamp, , Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. Virginia, October 25-November 22, 2013. Exhibition brochure.

              Selected Press:

Allen, Mike, “It’s a technology take-over in ‘Two Trees,’” Roanoke Times, 25 October 2013. http://www.roanoke.com/living/arts/2320859-12/its-a-technology-take-over-in-two-trees.html

Gehrt, Katie, “’Two Trees’ opens Oct. 25 at Armory Art Gallery, features artists Rona Pondick, Jennifer Steinkamp,“ Virginia Tech News, 11 October 2013.http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/10/101113-caus-twotrees.html.

                       

Yoko Ono My Mommy Is Beautiful, Armory Art Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. Virginia, September 10-October 1, 2013. Exhibition brochure.

               Selected Press:

Gehrt, Katie, “Kevin Concannon curates Yoko Ono exhibits at Taubman Museum of Art and Armory Art Gallery,” Virginia Tech News, 10 September 2013. http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/09/091013-caus-yokoono.html.

“Virginia Tech Arts Director Curates Yoko Ono Exhibit at Taubman,” TheRoanokeStar.com, 10 September 2013. http://theroanokestar.com/2013/09/10/virginia-tech-arts-director-curates-yoko-ono-exhibit-at-taubman/

Allen, Mike, “Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace opens Saturday at Taubman,” Roanoke Times, 8 September 2013. http://www.roanoke.com/living/arts/2174650-12/yoko-onos-imagine-peace-opens-saturday-at-taubman.html

Harris, Robbie, “Imagine Peace: Virginia Exhibits,” WVTF Public Radio, 5 September 2013. http://wvtf.org/post/imagine-peace-virginia-exhibits

 

Yoko Ono Imagine Peace featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, (co-curated with John Noga) July 6 – September 7, 2007. Catalogue. Traveling to University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery, September 26 - October 28, 2007; Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, August 25 - October 8, 2008; New Jersey City University Art Galleries, November 3 – December 12, 2008; University Art Gallery at SUNY Stony Brook: September 6 - October 15, 2011; and University of La Verne Harris Art Gallery: November 8 - December 15, 2011; Taubman Museum of Art: September 13, 2013-January 11, 2014.  Catalogue.  Awarded Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials for 2008 by the Southeast College Art Conference at the 2008 Annual Meeting.  Finalist, 2009 Northern Ohio Live Award of Achievement in the Visual Arts.

              Selected Press:

“Imagine Peace: Yoko Ono,” City Magazine (Roanoke, VA), October 2013, p. 7 (cover story). http://citymagazineonline.com/2013/10/yoko-ono-imagine-peace/.

Jones, Evan, “Taubman Museum hopes Yoko Ono exhibit brings in new visitors,” WFIR 960 AM/107.3 FM News Talk Radio, 23 September 2013. http://wfirnews.com/local-news/taubman-museum-hopes-yoko-ono-exhibit-brings-in-new-visitors .

Alvazez, Priscilla, “Ono exhibit embraces peace, motherhood,” Collegiate Times (Blacksburg, VA), 12 September 2013. http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/22551/ono-exhibit-embraces-peace-motherhood.

Williams, Abbey, “Documnetary, art exhibit to reflect on life of John Lennon, Yoko Ono,” Collegiate Times (Blacksburg, VA), 11 September 2013). http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/22512/documentary-art-exhibit-to-reflect-on-life-of-john-lennon-yoko-ono.

Gehrt, Katie, “Kevin Concannon curates Yoko Ono exhibits at Taubman Museum of Art and Armory Art Gallery,” Virginia Tech News, 10 September 2013. http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2013/09/091013-caus-yokoono.html.

“Virginia Tech Arts Director Curates Yoko Ono Exhibit at Taubman,” TheRoanokeStar.com, 10 September 2013. http://theroanokestar.com/2013/09/10/virginia-tech-arts-director-curates-yoko-ono-exhibit-at-taubman/

Allen, Mike, “Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace opens Saturday at Taubman,” Roanoke Times, 8 September 2013. http://www.roanoke.com/living/arts/2174650-12/yoko-onos-imagine-peace-opens-saturday-at-taubman.html

Harris, Robbie, “Imagine Peace: Virginia Exhibits,” WVTF Public Radio, 5 September 2013. http://wvtf.org/post/imagine-peace-virginia-exhibits

Vincent, Bob, “Imagine Peace at University of LaVerne,” The Big Beat, 16 December 2011.  Accessed on 17 December 2011 at: http://bigbeatblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/imagine-peace-at-university-of-la-verne.html

Allen, David, “Sandwich shop still grinding away in Ontario,” Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 3 December 2011.

Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Yoko Ono: IMAGINE PEACE at the University of LaVerne,” Whitehot Magazine, November 2011.

Mills, Michelle J., “’Yoko Ono Imagine Peace: featuring John & Yoko’s Year of Peace’,” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, 23 November 2011. Syndicated in Pasadena Star-News, Whittier Daily News, and other California newspapers.

Allen, David, “And the world will be as one – in La Verne,” Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA), 22 November 2011.  Syndicated in Contra Costa Times, Silicon Valley Mercury News, and other California newspapers.

Burrell, Julian, “Yoko Ono advocates peace through art in Harris exhibit,” Campus Times (La Verne, CA), 11 November 2011.

Kuang, Yukie and Adam Sue, “Imagine Peace: The Yoko Ono Exhibit and Talk,” Asian-American E-Zine (Stony Brook University), 30 September 2011, Vol 26, No. 1A.  Online @: http://www.aaezine.org/articles/vol26/26N1YokoOno.shtml.

Lipson, Karin, “Exploring a Career Before, and Beyond, ‘John and Yoko’,” The New York Times, 18 September 2011, LI12.

Martirano, Talia, “Imagine Peace: Featuring John & Yoko’s Year of Peace,” The Stony Brook Independent, 8 September 2011.

“Yoko Ono Exhibit Opens at University,” Beatles-Unlimited.com, 8 September 2011.

Parks, Steve, “Yoko Ono: Still Giving Peace a Chance,” Newsday, 7 September 2011.

“Cover Story: Lennon-Ono ‘Imagine Peace’ at Staller,” Times Beacon Record Newspapers Arts & Lifestyles (Long Island), 1 September 2011, B9, B8.

“Sept. 4 weekly planner: 10 top LI events,” Newsday, 30 August 2011.Markley, Rebecca, “Yoko Imagines Life in Jersey City,” The Jersey Journal, 29 October 2008, 22 (LIFE).

Markley, Rebecca, “Yoko’s Life of Peace,” The Jersey Journal, 24 October 2008.

Imagine Peace Opens at Gallery: Exhibition Includes Yoko Ono Billboard,” The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 14 August 2008.

Funke, Erika, “Interview with Yoko Ono and Dan Mills,” Artscene, 21 September 2008, WVIA-FM.

Funke, Erika, “Interview with Dan Mills about Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace at the Samek Art Gallery,” Artscene, 28 August 2008, WVIA-FM.

Masters, H.G., “Yoko Ono: The Artist in her Unginished Avant-Garden,” Art AsiaPacific 58 (May/June 2008): 142-49.

Yamamura, Midori, “Art’s Report from New York,” Gekkan Bijutsu no. 385 (October 2007): 188-89.

Goddard, Dan R., “UTSA Exhibit Examines Yoko Ono, John Lennon’s ‘Year of Peace,’” San Antonio Express-News, 21 October 2007 (posted online 19 October 2007).

Yoko Ono Imagine Peace,” KENS-5 TV (San Antonio, Texas) Evening News, 26 September 2007.

Wolfff, Elaine, “Art: Double Jeopardy.” San Antonio Current, 26 September 2007.

Burgoyne, Michael, “Yoko Ono at the Emily Davis Gallery,” ZTV’s Lowdown (Akron, Ohio), Show #1, 20 September 2007.

Hockensmith, Daniel.  “WKSU News: Imagine Peace Debuts in Northeast Ohio,” Your Way Home, WKSU-FW (Kent, Ohio), 9 July 2007.

Tranberg, Dan.  “In Her Art and Focus on Peace, ‘I’m Just Being Myself,’ Ono Says,” The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), 6 July 2007.

Perry, Dee.  “Imagine Peace (interview with Kevin Concannon and Yoko Ono),”  Around Noon, WCPN-FM, 2 July 2007.

Shinn, Dorothy.  “A Peacenik Forever,” Akron Beacon Journal, 1 July 2007, pp. E1/E7.

Agency: Art and Advertising, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, (co-curated with John Noga) September 19-November 8, 2008.

Selected Press:

Shinn, Dorothy, “Art Meets Advertising: Youngstown museum’s exhibit explores dabblings in medium,” Akron Beacon Journal, 2 November 2008, pp. E1/E3.

Louie Free, “Interview with Kevin Concannon and John Noga,” The Louie Free Show, WASN-AM (Youngstown), 31 October 2008.

Tracey D’Astolfo, “Billboards around Valley Build Buzz for Exhibition,” The Vindicator (Youngstown, OH), 2 October 2008. 

Mass Production: Artists’ Multiples and the Marketplace, Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, October 30-December 1, 2006.  Catalogue.

Selected Press:

Dan Tranberg, “Is Mass-Produced Art still Art?  Akron show hits on pride, profit,” The Plain Dealer, 20 October 2006.

Dorothy Shinn, “Many Layers of Enjoyment at Akron Show,” Akron Beacon Journal, 19 November 2006.

Tami L. Gadbois, “Review: Artists in the Marketplace,” Angle: A Journal of Arts and Culture 3, no. 30 (January/February 2007): 15-17.

 The Yamantaka Mandala: The Namgyal Monks Residency, (in conjuction with the exhibition, “Mystic Visions”) Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, July 7 - 26, 1992.  (The creation and ritual destruction of a sacred sand painting over a three week period.)

Selected Press:

Associated Press.   “Dalai Lama’s Monks Take Up Residency at Museum,”  Associated Press wire, July 20, 1992.

Merritt, Robert.  “Tibetan Monks Put on Show to Rival Late Andy Warhol,”  Richmond Times Dispatch, July 27, 1992.

 On the Wall/On the Air: Artists Make Noise, Hayden Gallery/WMBR (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), December 15, 1984 - January 27, 1985.  Brochure.

Selected Press:

Bulkeley, William M. "These Avant-Garde Musical Scores May Stimulate Both Eyes and Ears," Wall Street Journal, December 14, 1984, p. 29 (second section cover).

Craigin, Sally. "Record Breakers," Boston Phoenix, January 22, 1985, Section 3, pp. 6-7.

Nordell, John. "Artists Make Noise," U.S. Rock/Boston Rock, February 1985, n.p.

Temin, Christine. "Perspectives," Boston Globe, January 24, 1985, p. 72.

Taylor, Robert. "Critics' Choice," Boston Globe, January 11, 1985, p. 35.

Lightwork: Contemporary Color Photography, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA, November 1985.

Press:

Wise, Kelly. "Three Artists Show Explorations with Light," Boston Globe, November 2, 1984, p. 43.

 New Color Photographs by Lorie Novak, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA, February 1984.

Press:

Wise, Kelly. "Lorie Novak Sets a Mood," Boston Globe, February 4, 1984, p. 9.

 

Professional Presentations

“John and Yoko vs. The Stones: War and Peace in May ’68,” Rivalry in the Arts: Paragone Studies Conference, Manchester Art Gallery, United Kingdom, September 2016. Refereed.

“Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Four Thoughts: Lost in the Archive,” CAUS Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, February 2016. Invited.

“Porous Borders of American Art,” session chair,  SECAC 2015 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA,  October 2015. Invited.

“Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Four Thoughts: Lost at the Party,” SECAC 2015 Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA,  October 2015. Refereed.

10th Conference of the International Advisory Group—Summit Forum of Art and Design Education of Shanghai Institute of Visual Art (SIVA) , Shanghai, China, September 2015. Meeting of the International Advisory Group and presentation of paper, “Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts: Obstacles and Opportunities,” in the “Art and Design in the Age of the Internet” Summit Forum of Art and Design Education, September 2015.

 “Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Four Thoughts: A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma with Full Documentary Misinformation,” PoNJA GenKon 10th Anniversary Conference, Japan Society/NYU/MoMA, New York, NY, September 2014.

“Yoko Ono: Imaging Peace: 1966-2014,” Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College, Fort Myers, FL, January 2014.

 “Yoko Ono: Imagning Peace 1966-2013” Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia, Fall 2013 (September, November, and December presentations for various groups)

 “Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece: Bad Girl or Buddha?,” Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience class at Virginia Tech, Professor Alan Weinstein, September 2013.

 “Generations: Brian Eno's Art of Sound and Light,” 2013 Southeastern College Art Conference, Greensboro, NV, October 2013. Refereed. 

“Diversity and Retention in the Academy,” session chair, College Art Association Annual Conference 2013, New York, February 2013.

“That’s What Friends Are For: The Friends of African and African American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", Alliance Conference 2012: Navigating the Mainstream: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future (National Alliance of African and African American Art Support Groups), Hosted by the Saint Louis Art Museum, July 2012.

 "That’s What Friends Are For: The Friends of African and African American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts", 23rd Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, Howard University, Washington, DC, (April 2012). Invited.

“Dali in Virginia,” Radford University Department of Art, Radford, Virginia, April 2012. Invited.

“Please Touch: A Work by Yoko Ono in Multiple Dimensions,” Virginia Commonwealth University Art History Program, Richmond, March 2012. Invited.

"Yoko Ono's Touch Piece: A Work in Multiple Media, 1960-2008," Arkansas College Art History Symposium Closing Address, Conway, Arkansas, March 2012. Invited.

War is Over If You Want It: John & Yoko’s Year of Peace,” Arkansas College Art History Symposium Keynote Address, Conway, Arkansas, March 2012. Invited.

“Object/Scholar: Art History as Service Learning,” 2011 Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, Georgia, November 2011. Refereed.

“Yoko Ono: Imagining Peace, 1966-2011,” Stony Brook University, September 2011.  Invited.

Walking the Walk/Talking the Talk: Active Engagements in Diversity Practices, session chair, College At Association Annual Conference 2011, New York, February 2011.  Refereed.

“Nothing if not Critical: Writing Rubrics for the Art History Survey,”  2010 Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, October 2010.  Refereed.

“Course Catalogue: Making Research Real in the Art History Classroom, “College Art Association Annual Conference 2010, Chicago, February 2010.  Refereed.

“Bodies on the Line/Bodies Online: Performance and Art History in a Virtual World, 2009 Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, Alabama, October 2009.  Refereed.

“John and Yoko’s Year of Peace,” Art of the 60s seminar, Kent State University, April 2009.  Refereed.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece and Reperformance,” Art of the 60s seminar, Kent State University, April 2009.  Invited.

“Sound Art Installation,” Sound Art Seminar, Cleveland Institute of Art, April 2009.  Invited.

“Touch Me; Yoko Ono’s Haptic Art,” College Art Association Annual Conference 2009, Los Angeles, February 2009.  Invited.

“Yoko Ono: Imagining Peace 1966-2008,” New Jersey City University, December 2008.  Invited.

“Migrating Media/Moving Images,” 2008 Mid America College Art Association Biannual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2008.  Refereed.

“American Art V: Late Twentieth-Century Topics,” session chair, 2008 Southeast College Art Conference, New Orleans, September 2008.  Refereed.

“Ryan Trecartin and the Boundaries of Contemporary Video Art,” 2008 Southeastern College Art Conference, New Orleans, September 2008.  Refereed.

“History of Sound Art and Kinetic Art,” Akron Art Museum Docent Training Program, September 2008.  Invited.

“Yoko Ono: Imagining Peace 1966-2008,” Bucknell University, August 2008.  Invited.

“Art Historical Media and Media Arts: Delivering the Goods in the 21st Century Classroom,” 2007 Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, WV, October 2007. Refereed.

“Yoko Ono: Imagining Peace 1966-2007,” University of Texas at San Antonio, September 2007.  Invited.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece: From Text to Performance,” Events and Event Structures Conference, Design Research Center, Danmarks Designskole, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2007.  Invited.

“From Conceptual Art to Top of the Pops: John & Yoko’s War Is Over!, 1969-Now,” 2006 Southeastern College Art Conference, Nashville, Tennesee, October 2006.  Refereed.

Formal Analysis: Program Assessment and the Art/History Department or School,” session co-chair, College Art Association Annual Conference 2006, Boston, February 2006.  Refereed.

“Multiple Maniacs: The Artist’s Multiple in the 1960s,” 2005 Southeastern College Art Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 2005.  Refereed.

“Judging and Being Judged: A Discussion of Faculty Assessment (Education Committee Session),” panelist, College Art Association Annual Conference 2005, Seattle, February 2005.  Invited.

“John and Yoko’s War Is Over Campaign, 1969-1970” University of Akron, Myers School of Art, student-sponsored community holiday program, December 2004.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece: A Reconsideration,” lecture for Seminar on Gender at Kent State University Department of Art, November 2004.

What a Way to Go!: Jean Tinguely in Hollywood,” 2004 Southeastern College Art Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, October 2004.  Refereed.

“Dali in Virginia,”  Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia, Banner Lecture Series, July 2004.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece,” Oberlin College, Oberlin Ohio, April 2004.

“From Sam’s Café to United Art Contractors: Actionable Art?,” College Art Association Annual Conference 2004, Seattle, February 2004.

“Proving We Know What They Know (Education Committee Session),” panelist, College Art Association Annual Conference 2004, Seattle, February 2004.

“Like (a) Rock:  Sculpture, Music and the Art of Laurie Anderson,” 2003 Southeastern College Art Conference, Raleigh, October 2003,  Refereed.

“Yoko Ono and Feminism,” lecture for Women and Art course taught by Laura Gelfand, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, April 2003.

“African Art and Craft,”  lecture for History of Craft course taught by Laura Gelfand and Donna Webb, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, March 2003.

“Playing the Market: Commerce in 19th and 20th Century Art,” session chair, 2002 Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, October 2002.  Refereed.

“A Closer Look: Mark Rothko’s Untitled, 1949,” Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, August 2002.

"Typographical Era: Conceptual Art and Advertising in the 1960s," College Art Association Annual Conference 2001, Chicago, February 2001.  Abstract published in Abstracts: CAA Chicago (2001): 14-15.  Refereed.

"Developing African-American Audiences at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: An Overview,"  Navigating the Mainstream, Part II: The Second Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Friends of African and African-American Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, July 2000.  Invited.

“Dalí in Virginia,” Parsons-Bruce Art Center, South Boston, Virginia, Lecturers in the Arts series, January 2000.  (Sponsored by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.)

“Not for Sale: Yoko Ono’s Discounted Advertising Art,” The Florida State University Art History Graduate Student Symposium, Tallahassee, March 1999.  Paper awarded the Gunther Stamm Memorial Prize for Excellence.  Published in Athanor XVII (1999): 77-85. Refereed.

“Not for Sale: Yoko Ono’s Discounted Advertising Art,”  There’s Nothing Funny About Art History: The 18th Annual Graduate Student Art History Symposium at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, March 1999.  Refereed.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1964): Bad Girl or Buddha,” College Art Association Annual Conference 1999, Los Angeles, February 1999.  Refereed.

“Video Art: A Big Picture of Art on the Little Screen—and Elsewhere,” Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 1999.

“Dalí in Virginia,” Portsmouth (Virginia) Museums/The Arts Center, Lecturers in the Arts series, January 1999.

“Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable: An Introduction to Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Art After Hours Cinematheque, January 1999.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece (1964): Body Politics or Conceptual Art,” 1998 Southeastern College Art Conference, Miami, October 1998. Abstract published in Southeastern  College Art Conference Review 13, no. 2 (1999): 410-11. Refereed.

“Multiculturalism as Modernism,” session chair, 1998 Southeastern College Art Conference, Miami, October 1998.  Abstracts published in Southeastern  College Art Conference Review 13, no. 2 (1999): 423-25.  Refereed.

“Reeling Stones: You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” James River Festival of the Moving Image, Richmond, Virginia, April 1998.

“Josephine Baker: An American/African in Paris,”  Studies in Visual Culture: Representation/1998 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate Student Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 1998. Refereed.

“Josephine Baker: Performing the ‘Primitive’,” 1997 Combined Conference of the Southeastern College Art Conference and the Mid-Atlantic College Art Conference, Richmond, Virginia, October, 1997. Refereed.

“Laurie Anderson’s Language” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fast/Forward Series, October 1997.

“Performing Feminisms,”  Session Chair,  Feminist Theory and Music 4 Conference, University of Virginia, June 1997.  Invited.

“Yoko Ono’s Cut Piece: Critical Reception,” paper presented at The Third Annual Performance Studies Conference, Atlanta, April 1997.  Refereed.

Cited in: Peggy Phelan, “The Returns of Touch: Feminist Performance, 1960-80,” in Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007): 352.

“Dalí in Virginia,” (full version) lecture presented for Reunion Weekend Honors Program Luncheon, Virginia Commonwealth University, April, 1997

“Dalí in Virginia,” paper presented at the New Scholars/New Ideas symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, March, 1997.  Refereed.

“Yoko Ono: Rear View,” Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, November 1996.

“From Method to Madness: Problems of Interpretation in Three Critical Approaches to Philip Guston’s The Desert (1974)” paper presented as part of the panel “Aesthetic and Anti-Aesthetic” at the 1996 Conference of the Southeastern College Art Conference in Charleston, SC, October 1996.  Abstract published in  Southeastern  College Art Conference Review 13, no. 2 (1997): 198.  Refereed.

“Hans Richter’s Drama of Objects: An Introduction to Ghosts Before Breakfast,” James River Festival of the Moving Image, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (and Virginia Commonwealth University), April 1996.

“Performance Art: Poetry and Sculpture,” Graduate Sculpture Seminar (with Lester Van Winkle), Virginia Commonwealth University, February 1996

“Walkin’ the Walk: A Study in Community Relations,” Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference, March 1995.   Invited.

"Performance Art and the Tradition of the Avant-Garde," University of Richmond Governor's School, guest lecture, July 1993 and July 1994.

"An Evening of Performance Video," Richard Bland College/Petersburg Area Arts League, October 1993.

"Rewind: A Look Back at Performance Art," in conjunction with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' Fast/Forward performance series, September 1993.

"FolkLife and Multiculturalism Case Study: The Namgyal Monks Residency at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts," Virginia Association of Museums Annual Conference, May, 1993.  Invited.

"Making Waves via the Airwaves: Exploiting Broadcast Media for Your Own Ends," session chair, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, May 1990.  Refereed.

"Baudrillard's Theory of the Simulacra: Betrayal of the Avant-Garde," Virginia Museum Lecture Class Program, guest lecture, May 1993.

"Jim Dine's Robes: A Closer Look," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts gallery talk, April 1993.

"Chuck Close's Jud: A Gallery Discussion,"  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Three Days in March High School Residency Program, March 1993.

"Please Touch: Functional Public Art from Stonehenge to Playground," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Art in the Afternoons series, February 1993.

"Performance Art Survey," Virginia Museum Docent Training Program, December 1992.

"An Evening of Performance Video," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Nights for New Film and Video series, October 1992.

"Myth InFormation: A Closer Look at Philip Guston's The Desert (1974)," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts gallery talk, September 1992.

"Performance Art and Punk Rock," Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Dance, (guest lecture) April 1991.

"Performance Art and Punk Rock," Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Art History, (guest lecture) April 1991.

"Partnerships: Programs with Profits and Panache," panelist, American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, May 1990.  Refereed.

"Developing a Diversified Audience," session chair (substitute), American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, May 1990.  Invited.

"Building Student Audiences," Association of SUNY Arts Presenters Annual Conference, May 1988.  Invited.

"Public Art/Setting Sites," Greenwich Arts Council, March 1987.  Invited.

"New Directions in Public Art," Museum Service Council, Neuberger Museum, March 1987.

"Percent for Art (Public Art)," Leslie College Graduate Program in Arts Administration, (guest lecture) June 1985.

"Survey of Sound Art," Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities Staff Development Program, April 1985.

"Music to my Eyes," panelist, Artists Talk on Art, April 1985.  (At Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.  Organized by Peter Frank.)  Invited.

"On the Wall/On the Air: Interdisciplinary Audio Works by Artists," Cross Currents Symposium at Emmanuel College, April 1985.

"A History of Artists' Records," Swain School of Design Guest Lecturers Series, February 1985.

"A History of Artists' Records," Modern Art class at Wellesley College, (guest lecture) September 1984.

 

Membership in Professional Societies

 

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 2011-present.

International Council of Fine Arts Deans, 2011-present.

College Art Association, Education Committee, 2003-06; Committee on Diversity Practices (Chair), 2010-13.

Southeastern College Art Conference, At-Large Member/Board of Directors, 2010- 11; Second Vice President, 2011-present. Artist’s Fellowship Juror, 2008; Art History Session Selection Committee, 2011.

Art Historians Interested in Pedagogy and Technology, founding member 2003-present

PonJa GenKon-Japanese Art Since 1945 study group/listserv

 

University Service

Virginia Tech:

Arts Policy Board

Center for the Arts Building Committee

Department Heads Council Executive Committee

 

The University of Akron:

PhD Dissertation Committee, Christa Adams, History, 2010-present.

Art History Search Committee, chair, 2010-2011

Faculty Senator for College of Creative and Professional Arts, 2009-2010

Faculty Senate Academic Policy Committee, 2009-

New Media Search Committee, chair, 2008-2009

Myers School of Art Guidelines Review Committee, chair, 2008-2010

College of Fine and Applied Arts Bylaws Committee, 2008-2010

Faculty Senate Library Committee, 2003-2008

Art History Scholarship Committee, 2001-09

Mary Schiller Myers Artists in Residence Committee, 2001-2008 (chair, 2002-2004), 2010-

Daschiell Travel Grant Committee, 2005-2008

PhD Dissertation Committee, Elisa Gargarella, College of Education, 2006-2007

School of Art Planning Committee, 2004-2007

Exhibitions/Speakers Committee, 2001-2007

Curriculum Committee, 2001-2005, 2009-present, vice chair/chair-elect, 2010-

Event Coordinator Search Committee (chair), 2002

 

Community and Professional Service:

Director, SECAC 2016 Roanoke. Annual conference of SECAC.

Expert Consultant, Virginia Women’s Monument Commission (Office of the Governor), 2012-2013.

Radford University 2013 Juried Student Show, Juror, February 2013.

So Multiples (www.so-multiples.com), Comité Scientifique, 2012-present.

National Alliance of African & African American Art Support Groups, Advisory Council, 2009-present.

AMIEN (Art Materials and Information Network), Advisory Council, 2009 – present.

American Greetings Fine Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Juror, July 2008.

Spaces Gallery (Cleveland), Board of Directors, 2006- 2007.

Kent State University 2004 Student Annual Exhibition, Juror, February 2004.

College Art Association, Education Committee member 2003-2006; Diversity Practices Committee Member, 2010-present; chair, 2011-2013.

Art Buffet: 56th Annual Student Art Competition, University of Tennessee, Art History Juror, April 2003.

Cleveland Prize, Visual Arts Juror, 2003-2006

Richmond Landmark Theater Study Commission, member.  1998-1999

Anderson Gallery, School of the Arts Advisory Board.   1996-1997       

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Friends of African and African-American Art Steering Committee, Collections and Programs Committees.  1996 - 2001

James River Festival of the Moving Image, Organizing Committee.  1996 - 1998

Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company Board of Directors.  1998-2000

 

Institutional Grants Written and Received

 

Extensive grant writing experience: more than one hundred grant applications with a success rate of approximately 80%, resulting in excess of $2 million in funds raised.  Grants awarded range from the $1.44 million Lila Wallace - Reader’s Digest grant at the Virginia Museum (co-authored grant/managed project)  to grants funding staff positions, educational symposia, exhibitions, and public programming.  Granting institutions include the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Circuit City, Philip Morris, USAir, PepsiCo, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, Westchester County Arts Council, Greenwich Arts Council, New York State Council on the Arts,  National Public Radio/Satellite Distribution Network, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, and many other public and private foundations and individuals.

 

Most recently, I secured funding through grant-writing and personal requests in support of the exhibition, Agency: Art and Advertising.  Among grants resulting from my individual and collaborative efforts are: major grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, the McDonough Trust, and major in-kind support from Lamar Advertising.  Additional awards were secured from Innis Maggiore Advertising and an anonymous donor.

 

Honors and Awards:

 

Folk Grant for Faculty Development, 2010.  Research support for an essay commissioned for The Art Guys: Forever Yours.  Travel to Houston to interview The Art Guys and to see the work..

Northern Ohio Live 2009 Award of Achievement in the Visual Arts, Finalist (for the exhibition Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace).

Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials for 2008, awarded for Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace by the Southeast College Art Conference at their 2008 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Mary Schiller Myers Faculty Research Grant, University of Akron, 2007.  Research support for the exhibition, Agency: Art & Advertising, presented Fall 2008 at the McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University.

Folk Grant for Faculty Development, 2007.  Research support for a planned monograph on Yoko Ono’s art of the 1960s.  Travel to London to investigate Ono’s 1968 exhibition with John Lennon at Arts Lab.

Folk Grant for Faculty Development, 2005. Research support for an exhibition of Artists’ Multiples scheduled for November 2006.

Folk Grant for Faculty Development, 2003.  Research support for an exhibition of Artists’ Multiples scheduled for November 2006.

University of Akron Faculty Research Grant, Summer Fellowship, 2003

University of Akron, SoTAL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Research Grant, Spring 2003

Mary Schiller Myers Faculty Research Grant, University of Akron, 2001-2002

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Dean’s Dissertation Writing Grant, Fall 1999

Gunther Stamm Memorial Prize for Excellence, Florida State University Graduate Student Art History Symposium, 1999

Getty Research Institute Research Study Grant recipient, January /February 1999

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Graduate Tuition Scholarship, 1996-97

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Art History Graduate Assistantship awarded, Fall 1996

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Graduate Studies Scholarship, Spring 1996

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship recipient, School of Graduate Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997

Greenwich (Connecticut) Arts Council, Honor Award.