DONOVAN      WIDMER
artist's resume

Education
Master of Fine Arts, Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing,
School of Art at Illinois State University,
Normal, IL (1999–2002)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing,
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania,
Edinboro, PA (1992–1996)


Current Academic Appointment
2004–Present: Assistant Professor of Art (Metalsmithing),
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND


Selected Exhibitions
2010
Visual Art Exhibition (scheduled), Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR: Two-Person Exhibition

2009
Transversing the Inconsistent Premise, Earlville Opera House, Opera House Gallery, Earlville, NY: Solo-Exhibition

I Have Two Questions, Rosewood Art Center, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH: Two-Person Exhibition

Intelligent and/or Design, Taube Museum, Minot, ND: Two-Person Exhibition

Being Mortal, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA: Two-Person Exhibition

Pardon My Skepticism, Appalachian Center for Craft, North Windows Gallery, Smithville, TN: Solo-Exhibition

Illinois, Armstrong Gallery, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL: National Group

Daughters and Sons of Art History: The 50th Midwestern, The Rourke Art Gallery Museum, Moorehead, MN: Regional Group

Beyond the Familiar Glance, Monterey Peninsula College Art Department Gallery, Monterey, CA: Three-Person

2008
nusquam est constituo, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Front Street Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI: Solo-Exhibition

In Institutions We Trust, Coker College Art Gallery, Hartsville, SC: Solo-Exhibition

Conditional Responses, Rogue Community College, Firehouse Gallery, Grants Pass, OR: Solo-Exhibition

(de)generative alchemy, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: Solo-Exhibition

Up Close, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Dallas, TX: Two-Person Exhibition

Life and the Machine, Yavapai Community College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ: Three-Person Exhibition

Neo-DADA: The 49th Midwestern, The Rourke Art Gallery Museum, Moorehead, MN: Regional Group

Jump: The Synergy of Connection, Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery at Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT: Group Exhibition

Postcard Art, Illinois State University Art Gallery II, Normal, IL: Group Exhibition

2007
It's a Matter of History, Northern State University, Lincoln Gallery, Aberdeen, SD: Solo-Exhibition

Extraordinary Things, Haydon Art Center, Gallery, Lincoln NE: Two-Person

The Weight of History, Old Firehouse Gallery, Longmont, CO: Two-Person

Reruns, Works from selected artists represented by Box Heart Gallery, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: National Group

Beyond Studio 9: Metalwork by Edinboro University Alumni, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, PA: National Group

Anti-War Medals Show, Gallery I/O, New Orleans, LA: International Group

Annual Spring Show, Space 237 Gallery, Toledo, OH: National Group

2006
You Are Here, Charleroi Art and History Center, Charleroi Art and History Center Gallery, Charleroi, PA: Solo-Exhibition

Call me Ishmael, Dickinson State University, University Gallery, Dickinson, ND: Solo-Exhibition

Preview Exhibition: Selected Works by 14 Artists, Nobliques Gallery A-go-go, Abilene, TX: National Group

Box Heart's 6th Anniversary Exhibition, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA: National Group

1000 Miles from Normal, Black Hills State University, Ruddell Gallery, Spearfish, SD:
Regional Group

2003–2005
Anti-War Medals, Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, CA
followed by Electrum Gallery, London, UK; Festspillene i Nord-Norge, Harstad, Norway; Nordnorsk Kunstnersentrum, Svolvær, Norway; Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway; FAD, Barcelona, Spain; Hipotesi Gallery, Barcelona, Spain; The Barents Spectacle, Kirkenes, Norway; Gallery I/O, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA: International Group

2005
Rings, Gallery of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC: International Group

12 x 12, Todd Gallery, Murfeesboro, TN: International Juried, Honorable Mention

Fantasies in Paint and Metal, Isadore Gallery, Lancaster PA: Two-Person Exhibition

2004
Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England: International Group

Materials: Hard and Soft Exhibition, Greater Denton Arts Council-Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX: National Juried

Ready For War, Illinois State University, Gallery II, Normal, IL: International Group

2002
Extraordinary Things: A Study of Contemporary Art Through Material Culture, Indiana State University Gallery, Terre Haute, IN: National Invitational

Postcards from the Edge, Armstrong Gallery, Bloomington, IL: National Group

Metalwork from the Midwest, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, IL: Regional Group

2001
Craft Forms, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA: National Juried

Material Considerations, SNAG Student Exhibition in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA: National Juried

2000
Kraft, Midway Artists Gallery, Bloomington, IL: Regional Group

1998
You Are What You Eat With, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA: National Juried

Aesthetics '98, Sandzen Gallery, Linsborg, KS: National Juried


Reviews and Publications
2009
Dayton Daily News, September 20, Dillion, Pamela, "Pushing art, or the envelope?"

Dayton City Paper, September 23-September 29, Yalkut, Jud, "Dual Delights: Metalsmithing and faculty art at Rosewood Gallery."

2008
Le Van, Marthe, ed. 500 Pendants and Lockets: Contemporary Interpretations of Classic Adornments.
Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY. Illustration of artwork: 168.

2007
Erie Times News, October 18, Edwards, John, "Heavy Metal: Edinboro grads forge imaginative metal arts."

Synder, Jeffery B., ed. Art Jewelry Today. Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA. Illustration of artwork.

The Toledo Freepress, April 17, Dorsey, John, "237 exhibit focuses on mixed media."

2006
Le Van, Marthe, ed. Chainmail. Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.,
New York, NY

The Dickenson Press, March 5, Schock, Shanna, "Art gallery lures crowd with fishing tackle theme."

2004
Images of McLean County, Illinois, 2004 Edition, Litwin, Kevin, "A Good Friend to the Arts."

Le Van, Marthe, ed. 1000 Rings. Lark Books, a division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.,
New York, NY.

2003
Extraordinary Things: A Study of Contemporary Art Through Material Culture Catalog, Indiana State University Gallery, Terre Haute, IN

2002
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 8, Thomas, Mary, "Strong Images."

2000
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 31, Quillman, Catherine, "Craft show offers the usable
to the unusual."

For a complete curriculum vita, please contact the artist.

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