deborah rockman



deborah rockman    artist | author | professor of art

 

education

1981 Master of Fine Arts, Drawing/Printmaking; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1977 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts; Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

 

solo exhibitions

2015 Selections from The Space Between Us, Invitational Exhibition, The Tuttle Gallery, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; curated by Art Martin, Assistant Curator, MMA

2006 Not Much to Laugh About, Collins Gallery, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

2005 Drawn from Life: Works by Deborah Rockman, Retrospective Exhibition, Midland Museum of Art, Midland, MI

2004 Losing Sleep, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2001 Changing My Mind: A Retrospective, 20-Year Retrospective Exhibition, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1998 Waging a Word War, Memorial Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1998 Seven Year Bitch, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

1995 The Seduction of Shadow and Light, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

1994 Instead of the Dead, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN

1994 Dark to Light, Clack Art Center, Alma College, Alma, MI

1993 Works on Paper, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

1993 Mixed-Media Drawings, Trumbull Gallery, Warren, OH

1992 Form and Substance, Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI

1992 Body of Land, Sons and Daughters, Grand Rapids, MI

1991 The Internal Vision: Beauty or the Beast?, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1990 Visions, Dreams and Memories, KCAD Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

 

invitational exhibitions

2015 The Danger of Being Born (De Novo), Retrospective Exhibition, Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

2015 Perpetual Now, Group Exhibition, Valade Gallery of Adrian College, Adrian, MI

2015 ArtPrize 2nd Glance Exhibition, Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI

2014 American Artworks – Kendall College of Art and Design in Shanghai, China: West Meets East, Shanghai Meilidao International Art Institution, Shanghai, China; Chief Curator: Xialong Paul Fang, Chief Academic Director: Zhiping Lu

2013 Diversity Colloquium: Embracing Community Change through the Arts, Invitational Digital Exhibition sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission, University of Notre Dame, IN

2012 National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Shearman Fine Arts Center, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

2012 The Figure in Art, Group Exhibition, University of Michigan Galleries, Ann Arbor, MI

2011 Figurative Works, Group Exhibition, Ford Art Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2011 Associations, Group Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 Mirror, Mirror: Art Inspired by Fairy Tales, Group Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

2010 Redial, Group Exhibition, Byrneboehm Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2008 The Figure Revealed: Contemporary American Figurative Paintings and Drawings, Invitational Traveling Exhibition, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2008 Making Their Mark: The Possibilities of Drawing, Group Exhibition, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon  University, La Grande, OR

2007 A Common Line, Group Exhibition, 214 Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2007 Being Open: 30 Years, 30 Artists, 30 Careers, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2007 Heart Rate, Group Exhibition, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

2006 Self: Portraits and Narratives, Group Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

2005 Drawing Invitational, Group Exhibition, Delta College, Saginaw, MI

2003 Midwest Regional Biennial 22, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

1998 Contemporary Drawing, Three-Person Exhibition, Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, CA

1997 Phat 50, Group invitational suite of prints commemorating the 50th anniversary of the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

1996 TextArt, Group Exhibition, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

1995 All Sides Considered, Group Exhibition, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

1994 Inaugural Exhibition, Group Exhibition, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

1991 20th Century Women, Group Exhibition, Hefner Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

1990 Voices in the Attic, Group Exhibition, Contemporary Arts Workshop, Chicago, IL

 

selected exhibitions

2015 West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Juror: Hamza Walker, Associate Curator, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015 Macabre, Juried Exhibition, UICA, Grand Rapids; Juror: Heather Duffy, Curator, UICA

2015 ArtPrize, International Exhibition, Fountain Street Church (ACLU sponsored venue), Grand Rapids, MI

2014 The FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, International Juried Exhibition, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; Juror: Elliott Earls, Artist-in-Residence and head of the Graduate Graphic Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

2014 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; Juror: Jason Franz, Executive Director, Manifest Creative Research Gallery & Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

2014 ArtPrize, International Exhibition, Fountain Street Church (ACLU sponsored venue), Grand Rapids, MI; Recipient of $1000 ACLU Award; Jurors: Norwood Viviano and Jane Goei

2013 A/Political, sponsored by Dinderbeck Studios, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI; Curators: Steven Rainey and Case Michielsen

2013 ArtPrize, International Exhibition, Fountain Street Church (ACLU sponsored venue), Grand Rapids, MI

2013 Ella Sharp Museum Statewide Fine Art Competition: The Power of Portraits, Statewide Juried Competition, Ella Sharp Museum of Art, Jackson, MI

2013 The Newtown Project: A Call to Arms, National Juried Competition, Charles Krause Reporting Fine Art Gallery, Washington, DC; Juried by The Millennium Arts Salon, Washington, DC

2013 Copy.right? The Art of Appropriation, National Juried Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery/Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL; Curators: Sergio Gomez and Jennifer Moore

2013 KCAD Invitational Juried Exhibition, DeVos Place Convention Center/Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI; Juror: Edward Tadlock, Assistant General Manager

2012 25: Target Gallery Celebrates 25 Years, National Juried Exhibition, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA; Juror: J. W. Mahoney, Curator and Washington Corresponding Editor for Art in America

2012 FACEMASK: National Juried Self-Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery/Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL; Juror: Sergio Gomez, Curator/Gallery Director, 33 Contemporary Gallery/Zhou B. Art Center

2012 LiNK: The North Korean Crisis, sponsored by Calvin College, DAAC Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2012 Art Kudos International Juried Competition (one-year online exhibition), www.artkudos.com; Juror: David Cohen, Editor and Publisher of artcritical, New York, NY

2012 ArtPrize, International Exhibition, Cathedral Square (Exhibition Center), Grand Rapids, MI (anonymous entry)

2012 Midwest Multiples, Juried Competition, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN; Jurors: Kristin Makholm, Executive Director, Minnesota Museum of American Art; Anna Arnar, Professor of Art History, Minnesota State University at Moorhead

2011 ArtPrize, International Exhibition, Fountain Street Church (ACLU sponsored venue), Grand Rapids, MI

2010 ArtPrize, International Exhibition, Fountain Street Church (ACLU sponsored venue), Grand Rapids, MI

2009 ArtPrize, International Exhibition, Old Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI; Juror: Steve Samson, Exhibitions Manager, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2009 Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Competition, Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL; Curators: Myra Casis and Meg Sheehy of Zg Gallery, Chicago

2007 The L(ink)T Project, Juried Exhibition, Red Ink Studios and Gallery, Flint, MI

2006 2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN; Juror: Charles Shepard, Senior Curator and Executive Director, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

2006 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; Juror: Don Bacigalupi, President, Director, and CEO, Toledo Museum of Art

2006 West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Juror: Tim Lowly, Artist, Gallery Director, Instructor, and Artist-in Residence, NPU, Chicago

2005 Manifest International Drawing Annual, Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH (Award)

2004 National Biennial 2004, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA (Award); Juror: Carrie Przybilla, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2003 2003 Regional Drawing Exhibition, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Juror: Dominic Molon, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2002 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Jurors: Jacqueline Klein and Charles Mutscheller, Chicago Critics and Curators

2001 Ragdale 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL; Juror: Ed Paschke, Chicago Artist

2000 Drawing From Perception, Juried Exhibition, Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, OH; Juror: Graham Nickson, Director of the New York Studio School

1999 Michigan Fine Arts Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI (Award); Juror: Nancy Mitchnick, artist and senior lecturer, Harvard University

1998 Troubling Customs, International Group Exhibition, Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada; The Katherine Lane Weems Center, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1996 Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, Juried Competition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

1995 Regional Juried Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; Juror: Richard Francis, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1993 Figurative Interpretations, Two-Person Exhibition, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

1991 LaGrange National XVI, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA; Juror: Peter Morrin, Director, Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY

1990 Scupadra at Artemisia, Three-Person Exhibition, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI; 2004 Juror: Al Gury, Head of Painting Department, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (Awards); 2002 Juror: Tony Phillips, Professor Emeritus, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Award); 2001 Juror: Michael Rooks, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (Award); 1999 Juror: Kristin Chambers, Associate Curator, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; 1997 Juror: Tom Hinson, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art (Award); 1995 Juror: George Adams, Co-owner, Frumkin-Adams Gallery, New York City (Award); 1993 Juror: Robert Workman, Director of Exhibitions, American Federation of Arts, New York, NY; 1992 Juror: Alice Huei-zu Yang, Assistant Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC (Award); 1990 Juror: Neal Benezra, Curator, 20th Century Painting/Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago (Award)

Annual West Michigan Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; 2015 Jurors: Kathryn and Howard Clark, founders of Twinrocker Handmade Paper, Inc.; 2014 Juror: David Deming, Sculptor; President and CEO, Cleveland Institute of Art (1998-2010); 2013 Juror: Doug Stapleton, Assistant Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum; 2008 Juror: Joe Bova, Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (Award); 2006 Juror: Howard Risatti, Professor of Art History, Author and Essayist; 2005 Juror: Kenneth R. Trapp, Independent Writer and Curator (Award); 2004 Juror: Dean Porter, Director Emeritus, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University; 2003 Juror: David Butler, Director, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University; 2001 Juror: Thomas Collins, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Cincinnati Art Museum; 2000 Juror: Mark J. Chepp, Director, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH; 1999 Juror: Laurel Reuter, Founding Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND (Award); 1998 Juror: Wilma Lok, European Printmaker and Installation Artist (Award); 1994 Juror: Michiko Itatani, Faculty, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Award); 1993 Juror: Susan Sensemann, Chicago Artist (Award); 1992 Juror:William J. Hennessey, Director, University of Michigan Museum of Art; 1990 Juror: Dennis Barrie, Director, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (Award)

 

awards / honors

2014 1st Place Cash Award, ArtPrize 2014, Fountain Street Church in collaboration with the ACLU of Michigan, Grand Rapids, MI; Jurors: Norwood Viviano and Jane Goei

2013 3rd Place Cash Award, Ella Sharp Museum Statewide Juried Fine Art Competition: The Power of Portraits, Ella Sharp Museum of Art, Jackson, MI 

2010 Co-Juror, International Artist Award, ArtPrize 2010, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 Juror, Drawing Discourse, National Juried Drawing Exhibition, UNCA, Asheville, NC

2008 Best of Show, 80th Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art; Juror: Joe Bova, Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

2005 Best of Show, 77th Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art; Juror: Kenneth R. Trapp, Independent Writer and Curator

2005 2nd Place Award, Manifest National Drawing Annual, Manifest Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

2005 Solo Exhibition Award, Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Museum of Science and Art: Juror: Al Gury, Head of Painting Department, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

2004 Northwood University Artist Award, Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Museum of Science and Art; Juror: Al Gury, Head of Painting Department, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

2004 Arts and Sciences Award, National Biennial 2004, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA; Juror: Carrie Przybilla, Curator & Head of Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

2003 Centennial Celebration’s 100 Art Alumni Award, School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; Recipient of award for distinguished actions and accomplishments in the visual arts

2002 Delta College Award, 42nd Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts; Juror: Tony Phillips, Professor Emeritus, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2002 Purchase Award, Prince Conference Center, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

2002 Purchase Award, DeVos Health Professions Facility, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

2002 Purchase Award, Robert B. Annis Water Resource Institute, Muskegon, MI

2001 Best of Show, 41st Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts; Juror: Michael Rooks, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago

2000 Best of Show, 71st Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art; Juror: Laurel Reuter, Founding Director, North Dakota Museum of Art

1999 Third Place Award, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center; Juror: Nancy Mitchnick, Artist and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University

1999 Second Place Award, Kendall College of Art & Design National Juried Competition; Juror: Kim Humphries, Exhibition Designer, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

1998 Howmet Corporation Award, Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art

1997 Best of Show, West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Arts Council

1997 Award of Merit, Great Lakes Regional Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts; Juror: Tom Hinson, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art

1995 Delta College Purchase Award, Great Lakes Regional Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts; Juror: George Adams, Co-owner, Frumkin-Adams Gallery, New York, NY

1994 Youngman Graphic Arts Award, West Michigan Juried Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art; Juror: Michiko Itatani, Professor of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1993 Anderson Award for Excellence, West Michigan Juried Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art; Juror: Susan Sensemann, Chicago Artist

1992 Honorable Mention Award, Mid-Michigan Juried Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts; Juror: Alice Huei-zu Yang, Assistant Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1991 Juror's Merit Award, LaGrange National XVI Juried Exhibition, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum; Juror: Peter Morrin, Director, Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY

1990 Outstanding Merit Award, Mid-Michigan Juried Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts; Juror: Neal Benezra, Curator, 20th Century Painting/Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago

1990 Juror's Choice Award, West Michigan Juried Competition, Lowell Arts Council; Juror: Dennis Komac, Executive Director, Grand Rapids Art Museum

1989 Howmet Corporation Award, West Michigan Juried Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art; Juror: Dennis Barrie, Director, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

1988 Purchase Award, Festival '88 Visual Arts Exhibition, Grand Rapids Art Museum; Juror: Judith Russi Kirshner, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1987 Eric Gray Memorial Award, 30th Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art; Juror: Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

1986 National Award, Schoharie County Arts Council National Small Works Exhibition, SCAC Gallery; Juror: Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

1985 Purchase Award, 19th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lakeview Museum; Jurors: Jim Nutt, Chicago Imagist; Don Baum, Graduate Advisor, S.A.I.C.

 

fellowships / residencies / visiting artist

2014 Visiting Artist by invitation, Fine Arts Department, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2012 The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, March 2012, Amherst, VA

2011 The Ragdale Foundation, Visual Arts Fellowship, November 2011, Lake Forest, IL

2010 Golden Apple Artist Residency, Visual Arts Fellowship, July 2010, Harrington, ME

2006 Visiting Artist, School of Art, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2004 Visiting Artist, Fine Art Department, Elon University, Elon, NC

2004 The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, March 2004, Amherst, VA

2003 Visiting Artist, School of Art, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

2003 The Ragdale Foundation, Visual Arts Fellowship, November 2003, Lake Forest, IL

1997 The Ragdale Foundation, Visual Arts Fellowship, January 1997, Lake Forest, IL

1996 Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, October 1996, Mt. St. Francis, IN

1990 Vermont Studio Colony, Visual Arts Fellowship, January 1990, Johnson, VT

1989 Cummington Community for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, September 1989, Cummington, MS

1989 Ox-Bow Artists' Colony, Professional Artist-In-Residence, Summer 1989, Saugatuck, MI

 

selected collections

South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND; Warner, Norcross & Judd, Attorneys at Law, Grand Rapids, MI; University of Minnesota - Moorhead, Moorhead, MN; Delta College, Midland, MI; Robert B. Annis Water Resource Institute, Muskegon, MI; Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI; Griffin Properties, Grand Rapids, MI, Bazzani and Associates, Grand Rapids, MI 

 

selected publications

2008-16 Author of Drawing Essentials, college-level textbook published by Oxford University Press (Higher Ed Division), New York, NY; first edition released February 2008; third edition released February 2016; translated into Chinese and Turkish 

2008 The Figure Revealed: Contemporary American Figurative Paintings and Drawings, full color catalog, published by the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

2007 Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, quarterly newsletter inside cover reproduction, Grand Rapids, MI

2006 Contemporary American Realism Biennial, full color catalog, published by Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2005 National Drawing Annual, one of three highlighted artists in full color catalog, published by Manifest Press, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

2000 Author of The Art of Teaching Art, book published by Oxford University Press, New York, NY; released November 2000; translated into Chinese for release in China, February 2003

 

selected lectures

2015 The Art of Social Critique, Presentation in conjunction with retrospective exhibition at Coastal Caroline University, Conway, SC

2013 Presenter at CIVA 2013 Biennial Conference: JUST/art (by invitation); Artists panel chaired by Tim Lowly titled “Just Representation”, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

2011 Art and Social Issues, Presentation sponsored by the ACLU of West Michigan in conjunction with ArtPrize 2011, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 International Artists in a Midsize Midwestern City, Presentation by jurors for ArtPrize International Award, Old Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI

2008 Not Much to Laugh About, Artist’s Lecture, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2007 Moving Forward: Real-World Teaching Beyond the Assistantship, Discussant, 93rd Annual College Art Association Conference, Atlanta, GA

2003 Culture, Identity, and the Visual Arts, Lecture, Kalamazoo Institute for the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2002 Pedagogy and the Graduate Assistant: Preparing Studio Teachers for the Field, Panelist/Presenter, 90th Annual College Art Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2002 Culture and Identity: The Fragmented Self, Lecture, 5th Congress of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico

2002 Michigan Artist Series, Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, MAEA Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

2002 Fame or Fortune: Defining Success as an Artist, Lecture, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

1995 Issues of Pedagogy and Sexual Identity, Panelist/Presenter, 83rd Annual College Art Association Conference, San Antonio, TX

1995 Body of Work: Figurative Works from the Permanent Collection, Lecture, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

1995 Beauty or the Beast: The Role of the Unconscious in Creativity, Lecture in conjunction with solo exhibition, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1995 The Art of the 'Others': Images of the Body, Lecture for Symposium on the Nude, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

 

selected bibliography

2015 Reimink, Troy. "The ArtPrize Tension Machine: Power, Politics and Populism at the World's Strangest Art Competition", Belt Magazine (http://beltmag.com/?s=ArtPrize+2015), October 2015; interview.

2011 King, Roberta F. “Child Abuse is Focus of Art and Poetry Exhibition,” The Rapidian (Grand Rapids online news source), April 2011.

2010 Ekperigin, Naomi. “Call For Entries: International Drawing Annual 6,” Drawing Magazine, Fall 2010, 8-11; interview and reproduction.

2010 Stryker, Mark. “Your Guide to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids,” Freep.com (www.freep.com/fdcp/?1285448258558), September 23, 2010.

2010 Wisely, John. “Art Efforts Brighten Cities’ Economic Picture,” USA Today, September 28, 2010.

2010 Becherer, Joseph. “Cathedral Square Hosts Art with Quality of Form and Content,” Grand Rapids Press, October 1, 2010.

2010 Carroll-Burdick, Diane. “With These Hands,” On-the-Town Magazine, May 2010; reproduction.

2009 Maynard, Micheline. “Eyes on the ArtPrize,” The New York Times, October 8, 2009.

2008 Kimelman, Molly. “Oldest Show Remains Innovative,” Grand Rapids Press, June 2008, 4(F); reproduction.

2006 Digmann, Mathilde. “A Pussy Has Muscles,” NY Arts Magazine, November/December 2006; reproduction.

2005 Green, Roger. “Art Beholder Rarely Misses Intent of Rockman’s Work,” Grand Rapids Press, November 2005, 5(D); reproductions.

2005 Krissoff, Sylvia. "Muskegon Regional Again Brings Out Best,” Grand Rapids Press, June 2005, 8(E); reproduction.

2005 Allen, Tommy. "Artist is at Ease Presenting the Uncomfortable," On-the-Town Magazine, January 2005, 28; reproduction.

2005 Philbin, Gail. "Wrenching Art Not to be Missed: Rockman's Work Reaches a Pinnacle of Purpose," Grand Rapids Press, January 2005, 4(G); reproductions.

2003 Coppens, Julie York. “Womb to Tomb: Regional Artists Tackle Life, Loss in Biennial Exhibit,” South Bend Tribune, June 2003, 1; reproduction.

2003 Behrens, Roy R. “The Art of Teaching Art,” Ballast Quarterly Review,18, No. 3, Spring 2003; Leonardo

2003 Digital Reviews, August 2003, http://mitpress2.mit.edu/e-journals/Leonardo/reviews/

2001 Green, Roger. “Big Works Exception to Unexceptional Show,” Grand Rapids Press, June 2001, 8(B); reproduction.

2001 Green, Roger. “Art Eclipses Routine Prettiness,” Ann Arbor News, June 2001, 6(D); reproduction.

2001 Green, Roger. “Author Explores the Art of Teaching,” Grand Rapids Press, February 2001, 4(B); Crimson & Gold, FSU Newsmagazine, Fall 2001, 16-17; reproductions.

1998 Sandra Strawn. “Artists Explore Drawing Techniques,” The Voice (Aptos, CA), December 1998.

1998 Julia Chiapella. “Luck of the Draw: The Thrills of Drawing,” The Santa Cruz Gazette, December 1998, 18.

1998 Madden, Bruce. “Drawings: Dark Asides,” On-the-Town Magazine, March 1998, 30; reproduction.

1998 Green, Roger. “Women Battle Restrictions on Creative Expression,” Kalamazoo Gazette, March 1998, 4(E); Grand Rapids Press, January 1998, 6(D); The Flint Journal, January 1998; The Saginaw News, December 1997, 8(C); reproductions.

1996 Braun-Heiney, Amy. “Language Adds Drama to Exhibition’s Works,” Grand Rapids Press, April 1996.

1996 Bornstein, Lisa. “The Seduction of Shadow and Light,” South Bend Tribune, January 1996, 1-2(E); reproduction.

1994 Schuler, Foley. “Works of Two Artists Stand Out at Invitational Drawing Show,” Muskegon Chronicle, December 1994.

1994 VanScoy, Holly. “Drawing Upon Beauty and the Beast,” Applause Magazine, January-February 1994, 7.

1992 Lee, Honore. “Artists Serve Up Loaded Plate for Arbiters of ‘Safe Art’,” Kalamazoo Gazette, April 1992; reproductions.

1986 Mancewicz, Bernice. “Artists with a New Slant,” Grand Rapids Press, June 1986.

1983 Pincus, Robert L. “Visual Poetics,” Los Angeles Times, December 1983.

 

professional & academic experience

2014 Juror, Central Michigan University Annual Student Fine Art Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2012 Co-Juror, Art Walk, Juried Competition sponsored by Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, $10,000 adult award; $1000 youth award, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2010 International Juror (1 of 4 jurors by invitation) for 2010 ArtPrize International Award, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 Co-Juror, International Artist Award, ArtPrize 2010, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 Juror, Drawing Discourse, National Juried Drawing Exhibition, UNCA, Asheville, NC

1989-12 Sabbatical Leaves, 2011-12 academic year, 2003-04 academic year, 1996-97 academic year, 1989-90 academic year, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2010- Board of Trustees, Golden Apple Artists Residency, Harrington, ME

2008- Chairperson, Drawing & Printmaking Programs, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1983- Professor of Art, (1992-current), Associate and Assistant Professor of Art (1983-92), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1983-08 Drawing Program Coordinator, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2000-08 Graduate Program Co-coordinator, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2006 Visiting Artist, Northern Illinois University School of Art, DeKalb, IL

2004 Visiting Artist, Elon University, Burlington, NC

2003 Visiting Artist, Herron School of Art/IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

2002 Fine Arts Department Chair, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1999-01 MFA Program Development Task Force, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1992-00 Fine Arts Program Coordinator, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1981-83 Assistant Professor of Art, Drawing Coordinator, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN