Josephine Durkin
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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 ArtVisual 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

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

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

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

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, plasmacutter, 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.