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Education

Teaching Experience

Selected Exhibitions

Bibliography

Recognition

Beth Edwards

Painting
Professor
Office: Communication & Fine Arts Bldg. 211
Phone: 901/678-3939
Fax: 901/678-2735
Email: eedwards@memphis.edu
Website: bethedwards.com


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1987
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1982
Temple University Abroad, Rome, Italy, 1979-80


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2003- present
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2000-03
Associate Professor, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1993-99
Assistant Professor, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1987-93


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2006 Tooth and Claw, (Invitational Exhibition), Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Southeastern Juried Exhbition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
Horizon, (Invitational Exhibition), Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas
Art Chicago, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

2005
Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Judge’s Choice Award, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, Tennessee
Homegrown: Southeast, (Invitational Exhibition), Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Whatever Meredyth Wants, (Invitational Exhibition), Gallery NAGA, Boston, Massachusetts
48th Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Contemporary Still Life: Paintings by Beth Edwards ,(One Person Exhibition), Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana

2004
American Realism, Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London, England
Semi-Precious, (One Person Exhibition), Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, Illinois

2003
Playthings (One Person Exhibition), David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

2002
New Paintings (Two Person Exhibition), Leonard Tachmes Gallery, Miami, Florida
Try It On: Exploring Women’s Traditions (Invitational Exhibition), Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Side by Side (Invitational Exhibition), Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee
New Talent (Three Person Exhibition), Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2001
Annual Salon Show, (Invitational Exhibition), Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Brooks Perspectives (Invitational Exhibition), Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, Curator: Sam Gappmayer, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Juried Art Exhibit, Arts in the Park, Memphis Arts Festival, Morgan Keegan Award, Juror: Shamim Momin, Branch Curator, Whitney Museum of Art at Philip Morris
The Object Considered: Contemporary Still Life in Ohio, Illinois & Indiana, (Invitational Traveling Exhibition), South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio

2000
Annual Salon Show, (Invitational Exhibition), Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
The Object Considered: Contemporary Still Life in Ohio, Illinois & Indiana, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
Habitation, (Two Person Exhibition), Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Illinois
Jed Jackson and Beth Edwards, Art Museum, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

1999
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Invitational Exhibition), Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio

1998
Zeitgeist (Invitational Exhibition), San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Recent Work, (One Person Exhibition), Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

1997
What’s Rite: Ritual & Experience (Invitational Exhibition), SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio
Still Life, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Simple Objects, (Two Person Exhibition), Wilmington College, Wilmington, Ohio
Whitewater Valley Annual Exhibition, Indiana University East, Richmond, Indiana
Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky

1996
Recent Work, (2 Person Exhibition), Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, California
Quiet Objects: Still Life Representation and Function, (Inviational Exhibition), Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky
Animal, Mineral, Vegetable: A Painting Invitational, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
Mid-West Survey: Six Painters, (Invitational Exhibition), Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Regional Artists’ Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1995
Functioning Objects, (One Person Exhibition), Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia
Still Life: Three Ohio Artists, Denison University, Granville, Ohio
Domestic Disturbance: Running Amok at Home, Delta Axis Contemporary Arts Center, Memphis, Tennessee

1994
Regional Artists’ Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Mundane Encounters, (One Person Exhibition), Alma College, Alma, Michigan
Associations, (Two Person Exhibition), Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois
Parables, Ordinary and Visionary, (Two Person Exhibition), Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana
Fragments of Meaning, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio

1993
Low Points of View, (Two Person Exhibition), Front Street Gallery, Dayton, Ohio
Compass Exchange: Ohio NE/SW Exhibition, Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, Ohio
Still Life Still, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio
Whitewater Valley Annual Exhibition, Indiana University East, Richmond, Indiana Merit Award
The 1993 Dog Days Show, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
All Ohio Juried Art Exhibition, Ohio State University at Mansfield, Pearl Conard Art Gallery, Mansfield, Ohio
The Shoe Show, Santa Clara Galleries, Dayton, Ohio Second Place

1992
Recent Paintings, (One Person Exhibition), Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, Ohio
Working Drawings, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio

1991
Life with Larry, (One Person Exhibition), Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania
Animal Rites and Wrongs, University Art Gallery, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee
Water Tower Annual, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky
Concepts and Dimensions, Trumbull Art Gallery, Warren, Ohio
15th Annual Competitive Exhibition, Arts Consortium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kunst ’91, Augsburg, Germany
Ohio Women’s Caucus for Art Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio
Three Person Exhibition, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio

1990
Recent Work, (Two Person Exhibition), Acme Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Life, Flight and Sacrifice, (One Person Exhibition), Miami Valley Arts Council Gallery, Dayton, Ohio
Showcase ’90, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, Kentucky
Contiguous Elements: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics and Printmaking, Fort Hayes Visual Arts Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
Generation and Regeneration, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois
Annual Women’s Art Show, Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio Second Place

1989
Recent Work, (One Person Exhibition), Northern Kentucky Arts Council, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky
Bird/Dog, (One Person Exhibition), Rosewood Arts Center, Kettering, Ohio
Annual Women’s Art Show, Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio

1988
Recent Work, (One Person Exhibition), Shippensburg State University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
23rd University of Delaware Biennial, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Cincinnati Conference of Women Exhibition, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky

1987
Floyd County Museum Annual Exhibition, Floyd County Museum, New Albany, Indiana
Commerce America Award, Mid-South Monoprints, Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky
43rd Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Oxford American, Southern Art & Architecture Issue, Fall 2005 (Art Reproduced)

Koeppel, Frederic, A Splash of Great Painting, The Commerical Appeal, January 21, 2005

Knowles, Carol, Facing It, Nine Artists Explore Human Expression, The Memphis Flyer, February 17-23, 2005

New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, Book LII, Volume 9, Number 3, July/August, 2004 (Cover)

McQuaid, Kate, Body as Art Seen with New Precision, The Boston Globe, May 10. 2002 (Art Reproduced)

Hall, David, Memphis, Art Papers, Jan/Feb 2002

New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, Book XXXIV, Volume 6, Number 3, July/August, 2001 (Cover)

Hall, David; Tweet, Tweet: Talking about the Brooks’ “ Perspectives” The Memphis Flyer, The Memphis Flyer, September 13-19, 2001

Sanders, Stephen, Jed Jackson, Beth Edwards, Number Thirty-Nine: An Independent Journal of the Arts, Summer, 2001

Hall, David; Wry and Dry, The Memphis Flyer, September 21-27, 2000,

Bergengren, Charles; What’s Rite? Ritual and Experience, The New Art Examiner, October, 1997

Green, Frank; Do The Rite Thing, The Cleveland Free Times, July 23-29, 1997

Heilenman, Diane; Water Tower Annual Confronts Status Quo, The Courier-Journal, April 13, 1997

Youngkin, Molly; Beth Edwards, Rosewood Arts Centre, Dialogue, January/February, 1997

Yalkut, Jud; Local Painter Contemplates the Ordinary, The Dayton Voice, December 4-10, 1996

Calhoon, Sharon; 1996 Regional Artists’ Biennial, Dialogue, September/October, 1996

Heilenman, Diane; Louisville Art Association, The Courier-Journal, February 11, 1996

Huntington, Christina; Domestic Disturbance, Number: Twenty-Seven: An Independent Quarterly of Visual Arts, Summer, 1995

Latter, Ruth; Authentically Civilized World Includes Real Life with a Twist, The Daily Progress, February 23, 1995

Heisler, Eva; Negative Space Has Weight in Still Lifes, The Columbus Dispatch, January 29, 1995

Beghtol, LD; Southern Discomfort, The Memphis Flyer, March 16-22, 1995

Cullinan, Helen; Area Galleries Ready for Fall Showings, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 16, 1994

Heilenman, Diane; Zephyr Gallery, The Courier-Journal, July 17, 1994 Mad River: A Journal of Essays, Wright State University, Volume I,

No. 3 (1991), Moments of the Day, a printed portfolio of artwork Constable, Lesley, Artreach Exhibit Shows Refreshing Love of Painting, The Columbus Dispatch, February 24, 1991

Jones, Arthur; Showcase 90, The New Art Examiner, February, 1991

Aherberry, Gisele; All In the Family, S. Gazette Weekend, November 2, 1990

Milas, Joe; From Generation to Generation, The Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, October 21, 1990

Hall, Jacqueline, Sensitivity Holds Exhibit Together, The Columbus Dispatch, August 26, 1990

Krebs, Bette Dietz; Animalistic, Dayton Daily News, October 14, 1989

Schwarze, Richard; Rosewood Exhibition Challenging, Kettering-Oakwood Times, October 18, 1988


RECOGNITION

University of Dayton Research Council Grant, 1998 (also 1994, 1991, 1989)

Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 1996

Individual Artist Grant, Montgomery County Regional Arts and Cultural District, 1995

MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1994

Individual Artist Grant, Montgomery County Regional Arts and Cultural District, 1994

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