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1986         Master of Fine Arts, Metals and Jewelry Design,

                 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.


1984         Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jewelry & Metals and K-12 Teaching.

                 University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI. 

University Teaching Positions

2002-2018         Professor, Oklahoma State University (OSU) Art Department, Stillwater, OK. 

2009-2012         Department Head, OSU Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, Stillwater, OK.       2008- 2009        Interim Art Department Head, OSU Department of Art, Stillwater, OK.

2008                  Visiting Professor, University of Georgia, 2-month Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy.

1999                  Visiting Artist/Professor, San Diego State University,  San Diego, CA.  Metals and Jewelry

1995-2002         Associate Professor, OSU Art Department, Stillwater, OK.

1990-1995         Assistant Professor, OSU Art Department, Stillwater, OK.

1989-1990         Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue Univ. Creative Arts Department, W Lafayette, IN.  

1988-1989         Visiting Assistant Professor, Univ. of Illinois School of Art and Design, Champaign-Urbana, IL

1987-1988         Instructor, LaGuna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX.

1987                  Instructor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.                                                                        1986-1987         Visiting Assistant Professor, OSU Art Department, Stillwater, OK.

1984-1986         Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University Art Department, Lubbock, TX.

Awards          (select list)

2018                  Hargis Fellow, OSU Doel Reed Center, Taos, NM.

2016-2017         Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Artist Fellowship, Tulsa, OK.

2015                  Artist-in-Residence, Crater Lake National Park, OR. 

                          Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

2014                  Artist-in-Residence, Far Lookout Residency, Portland, OR.

2013                  Open Studio Residency, Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.

                          Outstanding Higher Educator of the Year, Oklahoma Art Education Association, Oklahoma.

2008                  USArtist Grant, honored nominee, one artist selected per 50 states.

                          Witt Fellowship, University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI.

2006                  Artist-in-Residence, Acadia National Park, Maine.

2003                  Oklahoma Visual Arts Award of Excellence, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

2002                  OSU College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, Stillwater, OK.

1998                  Sabbatical, Marble Carving in Pietrasanta, Italy, Studio in Portland, ME.                                 1994                  Artist-in-Residence, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR.

                          Artist Recognition Award, Oklahoma City Art Museum, OK.

1993                  Mid-America Arts Alliance/National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Crafts.

Exhibitions     (select list)

2017                   Metal+, Invitational, Lilstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL.

                            20/20, Sue Amendolara Collaboration, Marion Cage Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

                           (Up)Setting the Stone, Online Juried, Society of North American Goldsmiths

2016                   Syncretic: Tulsa Artist Fellows Exhibition, Contemporary 108, Tulsa, OK.

                           Recalling, Three-person, Univ. of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX.

2015                   Art on the Rim, Crater Lake National Park, OR.

                           Meditations in Stillwater, One-Person, TU Zarrow Center/Smith Family Gallery, Tulsa, OK.

2014                   Meditations In Stillwater, One-Person, Oklahoma State Museum of Art, Stillwater, OK.

                           ArtNow, Invitational, Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City, OK.

                           Image and Meaning, Invitational, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

2013                   Metal Inkorporated, Invitational traveling, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

                           Small Wonders, Juried, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD.

2012                   Crafting Ritual and Identity, Invitational, Brady Craft Alliance, Tulsa, OK.

                           Refined VII: Inspiration, Juried National, S.F.A. University, Nacogdoches, TX.

2008                   American Art Jewelry, Curated International, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

                           Lineage and Legacy, Curated, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA.

2006                   Object Lessons: Collecting, Display & Art Practice, I-Space, Chicago, IL.

                           Unconventional Craft, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.


Lectures and Workshops presented          (select list)

2016                   University of North Texas, College of Visual Art and Design, Lecture/workshop, Denton, TX

2015                   University of Tulsa, Zarrow Center/Smith Family Gallery, Lecture/workshop, Tulsa, OK.

                           Philbrook Museum of Art, Public Art Project, Tulsa, OK.

                           Del Mar College, Juror, Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, lecture. Corpus Christi, TX.

2014                   East Carolina University, Metals Symposium lecture/workshop, Greenville, NC.

                           Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, Lecture, Stillwater, OK. 

2013                   Kansas State University, Lecture/workshop, Manhattan, KS.

                           Del Mar College, Lecture on my artwork, Corpus Christi, TX.

2008                   University of Georgia, taught 2-month Jewelry making Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy.

2007                   University of Michigan School of Art, critiques and lectures, Ann Arbor, MI.

2006                   Penland School of Crafts, Two-week workshop, Penland, NC.

                           UMass-Dartmouth, Critiques and lecture. New Bedford, MA.

                           Southwest School of Arts and Crafts, PMC Workshop, San Antonio, TX.

2005                   Kansas State University, Master metalsmith lecture and repair days, Manhattan, KS. 

2004                   Etruscan Metalsmithing lecture, Mabee-Gerrer Museum, Shawnee, OK.

2003                   Penland School of Crafts, Two-week metals & media workshop, Penland, NC.

                           Humboldt State University, Lecture on my artwork, Arcata, CA.

                           University of Illinois, Workshop and lecture, Champaign-Urbana, IL. 

                           University of Indiana, Workshop and lecture, Bloomington, IN.                                         

2000                   Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. 3-week metals and media workshop,  Deer Isle, ME.

1999                   Maine College of Art, Lecture on my artwork, Portland, ME. 

                           Glasgow School of Art, Lecture on my artwork, Glasgow, Scotland. 


Publications   (select list)

2016                    Artwork from the Collection of the University Hospitals, Trudy Weisenberger, cover art.

2015                    Metalsmith, Summer, Vol.35, No.3, author Dr. Glen R. Brown,

                                  “Collect, Compose and Contemplate”,pp.44-51.  article including images of artwork.

2014                    Contemporary Artists of the Southwest, Schiffer Publishing, Pp. 154-155.

2009                    Found Object Art 2, Schiffer Publishing. Pp.174-76. Images of artwork.

2008                    500 Metal Vessels, Contemporary Containment. Pp.80,163,385. Images of artwork.

2006                    American Craft, Oct./Nov., Review of Exhibition, artwork in print.

2004                    Penland Book of Handmade Books: Lark Books, pp. 27 and 31. Images of artwork.

2003                    Metalsmith, Spring.Vol. 23, issue 2, pg. 43.  Commission section, review and photo of work.

2002                    Exhibition in Print, Fall. Vol. 22, issue 4, pg. 44. Special juried edition of Metalsmith.

2001                    Novel Objet VI, pp.138-140. Design House Publications, Seoul, Korea. Images of artwork.

Chris Ramsay

Professor, Oklahoma State University

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