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Kingsley, Robert D., MFA - Faculty Bio

Kingsley, Robert D., MFA

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Art and Art History, Peeler Art Center
Greencastle, IN
46135

Art and Art History

Senior Professor of Art and Art History

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1974-76
Indiana University
Master of Fine Arts

1973-74
Painted independently in Philadelphia, PA

1967-73
Tyler School of Art
Temple University
certification work in studio
non degree

1963-67
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science/ Art Education

Professional Associations

College Art Association
National Society of Arts and Letters
AAUP

Juries & Lectures

1999
Juried Minnetrista
Annual Juried Art Show
Muncie, Indiana
November 8

1998
McMaster University
The School of Art, Drama
and Music
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
February 26

1998
Juried National Society Arts
and Letters Southern Indiana
Bloomington, IN
March 20

1995
Edinboro University
Fine Arts Department
Edinboro, PA
Lecture
September 18

1994
Sheldon Swope Museum of Art Terre Haute, IN
Lecture
March 12

1994
Indiana University of Southern Indiana Lecture
February 24,25

1992
Ontario College of Art
Toronto, Canada
Lecture
May 25

1992
Indiana University
Painting Workshop
July 14-19

1991
Indiana Heritage
Arts Competition
Juror
June 23

1991
Purdue University
Fine Arts Department
Juried Student Show
and Lecture
April 23

1990
Postcard Series
for Bloomington Area
Arts Council
May 16

1989
Workshop Drawing and Painting Evansville Museum
June

 

Awards & Acknowledgements

1978
Acquisition Award
Sheldon Swope Gallery
Terre Haute, Indiana
34th Wabash Valley Exhibition

1980
Purchase Award
Sheldon Swope Gallery
Terre Haute, Indiana
36th Wabash Valley Exhibition

1982
Purchase Award
Art Competition
Monroe County
Mental Health Center

1982
Best-in-Show Acquisition Award Mid-America Biennial Owensboro (KY) Museum of Art

1985
Alliance Award
Indiana Artists Show '85 Indianapolis Museum of Art

1986-87
Outstanding Alumnus
Fine ArtsDepartment
Indiana University

1988
DePauw University
Summer Grant

1988
Judges Award of Merit
Mid-America Biennial Owensboro Museum of Art

1989
Evansville Museum
Artist in Residence
Evansville, Indiana

1990-91
Sabbatical Leave with Fisher Grant for research in Europe

1993
DePauw University Summer Research Grant for study in Italy

1994 
Sheldon Swope Museum of Art Award of Excellence
Wabash Valley Exhibition

1995
DePauw University
Special Release for Research

1995
DPU Presidential Award
in support of Research

1996-97
Outstanding Alumnus
Fine Arts Department
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

1997-98
Sabbatical Leave with Fisher Grant and Presidential Grant for painting research in Italy

1999
Elected Membership to the National Society of Arts and Letters, Southern Indiana Chapter Bloomington, Indiana

2000
Spring, DePauw University Fisher Time-out, Release for Research

2000 -2004
DePauw University, University Professorship for Research, Teaching, and Service

2003-2008
John Rabb Emison Professor of Creative and Performing Arts for Research, Teaching and Service

Gallery Representation

Mark Ruschman Gallery
948 N. Alabama Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 

The Gallery
106 East Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN

Publications & Reviews

The Courier-Journal
April 11, 1982
Mid-America show is a crowd pleaser...
Sarah Lansdell

Art View
publication of the Owensboro Museum of Art
April 1982.

New Art Examiner
Exhibition Review
Pegrim Harrison
March 1988.

Catalog in conjunction with Evansville Museum of
Arts and Sciences
One Man Show
Evansville, Indiana
June, 1989

The Indianapolis Star
April 14, 1991
Family Ties
Steve Mannheimer

Sunday Herald-Times Bloomington, IN
May 30 1993
Classicist Kingsley Exhibiting paintings in Seymour
Lydia Finkelstein

The Journal-Courier
West Lafayette, IN, September 1994
Glorifying Figures
Kathy Matter
Bloomington Voice
Bloomington, IN
October 26,1995
Urnhuggers
Tom Rhea

Sunday Herald-Times Bloomington, IN
October 8, 1995
New Kingsley paintings open fall season at The Gallery
Lydia Finkelstein

Arts Indiana Magazine March/April vol. 19, no. 3
Featured Artist, Portfolio Section 1997

Herald-Times Newspaper Bloomington, IN,
Series of unrelated Editorial Cartoons, national
and local issues
1999

Jilin Fine Arts
Publishing House
Changchun, People’s Republic of China
November, 1999
Paintings included in Contemporary American
Oil Painting
Published November, 1999

Bloomington Independent Bloomington, IN
November 4, 1999
Myth Matched
Tom Rhea

Sunday Herald-Times Bloomington, IN
November 2001
Kingsley
Lydia Finkelstein

Invitationals:
One-Person Exhibitions

1979
Indiana Central University
Indianapolis, Indiana

1981
Hobart,William and Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York

1981
The Gallery
Bloomington, Indiana

1984
The Gallery
Bloomington, Indiana

1985
DePauw University
(Sabbatical Work)
Greencastle, Indiana

1986
Shircliff Gallery VincennesUniversity
Vincennes, Indiana

1987
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

1989
Evansville Museum
of Arts & Sciences
Evansville, Indiana

1992
Kay Garvey Gallery
Recent Work
Chicago, Illinois.

1993
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Recent Work
Chicago, Illinois

1994
Kay Garvey Gallery
w/sculptor, DaleEnochs
Chicago, Illinois

1995
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Recent Work
Chicago, Illinois

1995
Erickson/Elins Gallery
Recent Work
San Francisco, California

1995
The Gallery,
Recent Paintings
Bloomington, Indiana

1996
Mark Ruschman Gallery,
Recent Work
Indianapolis, Indiana.

1999
The Gallery
Recent Work
Bloomington, Indiana

2000
Mark Ruschman Gallery,
Recent Work 
Indianapolis, Indiana

2003
Mark Ruschman Gallery
Views of Monroe County Indianapolis, Indiana

2003
The Gallery
Still-Life
Bloomington, Indiana

Competitve Shows

1975
31st Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Gallery
Terre Haute, Indiana

1978
34th Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Gallery
Terre Haute, Indiana

1979
Indiana Artists Show '79 Indianapolis Museum of Art Sheldon Swope Gallery
Terre Haute, Indiana

1981
Indiana Artists Show '81 Indianapolis Museum of Art

1982
Mid-America Biennial Owensboro (KY) Museum of Art

1982
Art Competition, Monroe County Mental Health Center

1982
35th Annual Mid-States Evansville (IN) Museum of Art

1983
Indiana Artists Show '83 Indianapolis Museum of Art

1985
Indiana Artists Show '85 Indianapolis Museum of Art

1988
Mid America Biennial Owensboro (KY) Museum of Art

1994 
Wabash Valley Exhibition Sheldon Swope Museum of Art
Terre Haute, Indiana

 

Collections

Sheldon Swope Art Gallery
Terre Haute, Indiana

David R. Webb Co.
New York, New York

Monroe County State Bank Bloomington, Indiana

Owensboro Museum of Art Owensboro, Kentucky

Household International
Chicago, Illinois

South Central Indiana
Mental Health Center
Bloomington, Indiana

Wabash College
Crawfordsville, Indiana

DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana

Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Bristol Myers Squibb Corporation
Evansville, Indiana

Lincoln Corporation
Fort Wayne, Indiana

U.S. Funds
Indianapolis, IN.

Metalmeccanica Tiberina Umbertide, Italia

Avocato Caripica
Umbertide, Italia

Numerous private collections throughout the United States
and Europe

 

Invitationals:
Group Exhibitions

1977
Group '77 Invitational
Contemporary Figurative Painting of the Midwest
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

1978
Invitational Drawing Exhibit
DePauw University
Greencastle, Indiana

1980
Shircliff Gallery
Tri-State Invitational
Vincennes University
Vincennes, Indiana

1982
Indianapolis Art League
Traditional Alternatives
Indianapolis, Indiana

1983
Evansville Museum
Realism Today
Evansville, Indiana

1984
Daedalus Gallery
In Corpora Sano
Minneapolis, MN

1984
Wabash College
The Contemporary Figure
Crawfordsville, Indiana

1985
New Harmony Gallery
Two-Man Show
New Harmony, Indiana

1985
Earlham College
Works on Paper
Richmond, Indiana 

1985
Wabash College
Contemporary Drawing Show
Crawfordsville, Indiana

1987
Indiana University
National Invitational
Drawing Show
Bloomington, Indiana

1988
Artlink
Indiana Realism
Fort Wayne, Indiana

1991
Mark Ruschman Gallery
Three-Man Show
Landscapes
Indianapolis, Indiana

1994
The Greater Lafayette
Museum of Art
The Human Condition
Lafayette, Indiana

1994
Wabash College
Exhibition from the Permanent Collection
Crawfordsville, Indiana

1994
Kay Garvey Gallery
Exhibition of Gallery Artists Chicago, Illinois

1995
The Gallery
Thoughts on Paper
Group Drawing Exhibition
Bloomington, Indiana

1995
Erickson/Elins  Gallery
Exhibition of Gallery Artists
San Francisco, California

1996
Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts River Artists
Group exhibition of paintings from along the waterways of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
Owensboro, KY.

1996
Palmer Gallery
Season Opening Group Exhibition
Hot Springs, Arkansas

1997
Louisville Visual Art Assoc.
Original Stories: Contemporary Artists & Myth
Louisville, KY

1997
Palmer Gallery
Season Opening Group Exhibition 
Hot Springs, Arkansas

1998
The Gallery
Thoughts on Paper
Group Exhibition of
works on paper
Bloomington, IN

1998
Ruschman Gallery
Summer Group Exhibition Indianapolis, Indiana

1998
Palmer Gallery
Season Opening Group Exhibition
Hot Springs, Arkansas

1998
The Gallery, 30th Anniversary   Group Exhibition,
Bloomington, Indiana.

1999
The Wood Street Gallery
Small Packages II
Group Exhibition
Chicago Illinois

2000
The Ruschman Gallery
Group Exhibition
Indianapolis, Indiana

2000
University of Indianapolis
Painting and Ceramic Invitational October 2 - November 3.

2001
The Ruschman Gallery,
Group Exhibition
Indianapolis, Indiana

2002
The Gallery,
Group Drawing Exhibition
Four by Five
Bloomington, Indiana

2002
Emison Art Gallery
DePauw University
Faculty Exhibition
Greencastle, Indiana

2002
University of Indianapolis
The Figure
Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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