Curriculum Vitae

 

 

   CLAUDIA  LORA  FURLOW

 

 

Education

 

MFA, Georgia Southern University, Betty Foy Sanders Dept. of Art, Statesboro, Georgia

                  Thesis Exhibition: Intimate SummationInterpreted through Platonic binary theory and application of Renaissance                                           technique, the work invites observation of life's milestones through a transformative lens to see beyond the grotesque to                             find life and beauty in the resulting aesthetic images.

                  Thesis: The Anatomy of Disgust and the Sublime in Metamodern Painting. The artist's works are compared to past and

                          contemporary treatments of vanitas from first-century Veracruz culture to the works of Rembrandt, Jan Fyt, Théodore

                          Géricault, Francis Bacon, Joel-Peter Witkin, Walton Ford, Nick and Rob Carter, Victoria Reynolds, and Jenny Saville.

BFA, Art (Painting), Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia

BA, English, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Professional Experience

 

2016-18    Adjunct Professor, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

                 Contract Instructor, Staunton Augusta Art Center, Staunton, VA   

 

2017         Artist in Residence, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA              

 

2015-16    Adjunct Professor, Foundations, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

                 Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA

                 Outreach Coordinator, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA

                 Teaching Artist, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA - "Painting Like the Masters"

 

2014-15    Instructor of Record, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

2013-16    Instructor, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA

 

2012-14    Graduate Assistant, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

2011-12    Contract Teaching Artist, Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education (S.P.A.C.E.)

 

2012         Contract Teaching Artist, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA

 

2011         Children’s Art Walk Coordinator, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Inc., Bellingham, WA

 

2010-11    Contract Teaching Artist, Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Inc., Bellingham, WA

     

2010-11    Docent Volunteer, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA

 

2005-09    Director of Education, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA

                 Assistant to the Director of Education, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA

                 Manager of Youth Programs, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA

                 Manager of Outreach Programs, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA

  

2003-05    Van Gogh Outreach Instructor, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA

 

2003         Gallery Intern, New Light Gallery (closed), Abingdon, VA

Awards

2014          Award of Excellence, Virginia Highlands Festival Juried Fine Arts Show, Abingdon, VA

                  Roxie Remley Scholarship, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2014-15     Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2012-14     Graduate Assistantship, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA                       

2009          Virginia Highlands Festival [Juried] Art Gallery, Award of Merit for “Untitled Blue”

2004          Kingsport Fun Fest Art Show, Award of Merit for “Monte Carlo Monograph”

2003          Virginia Highlands 55th Annual Photography Exhibition [Juried], Award of Distinction,

                  amateur monochrome division for “Disquieted Perspective for a New Age”

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2019          Temporal Passage, OASIS Guest Gallery (solo show), Harrisonburg, VA (upcoming)

2016          Life: Rooted, City of Savannah Cultural Arts Gallery (S.P.A.C.E.), Savannah, GA

                  Wood & Fauna Voluptuary, Historic Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC

2015          Organic Voluptuary, Unique Grounds, Swainsboro, GA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018          Winter Contemporary Juried Exhibit, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA (upcoming)

                  Multifarious ii, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

                  Outside the Box, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

2017          Multifarious, Bridgewater University, Court Square Theater, Harrisonburg, VA

                  It's About Time, OASIS Group Show, Harrisonburg, VA

                  6x6x30, sponsored by Spitzer Art Center, Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA

2016          National Acrylic & Oil Painters' Society (NOAPS) 2016 Spring Online Exhibition - "Sousa Monograph"

2015          Your-Art-Here, Non-Fiction Gallery online (forthcoming), Savannah, GA

                  TML ARTS, Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, Washington, D.C.

                  Intimate Summation, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

                  Losing Love, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO       

2014          Faculty Art Show, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, Georgia, September

                  Ovation, Dick Blick Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, September

                  Graduate Fusion, Legends Gallery, Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA

                  Virginia Highlands Festival Juried Fine Arts Show, Abingdon, VA

                  Full Tilt­­­­­­­­­­, Center for Art and Theatre Gallery, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

                  College of Graduate Studies Gallery, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

2013          Library Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

                  Mezzanine Gallery, Workstation, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom    

                  Under/Current: New Works from GSU, Herty Institute, Savannah, GA

2012          Alt + Shift, Center for Art and Theatre Gallery, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA         

                  Fresh Ink, Provost’s Gallery, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

                  Telfair Museum Teachers Community Exhibit, Savannah, GA              

2011          Allied Arts Teaching Artists Show, Bellingham, Washington, WA

                  Allied Arts Members Show, Bellingham, Washington, WA

2010          Hard Times Then & Now, Studio UFO, Bellingham, WA

                  Salmon at the Bay 2010 Art Charity Auction, Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham, WA

                  Lynden Public Library Friends’ Meet the Artists Exhibition, Lynden, WA

                  Allied Arts Ladies’ Night Out, Bellingham, WA

2009          Virginia Highlands Festival Juried Arts Show, Abingdon, VA

2008          Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

2007          William King Regional Arts Center Staff Show, Abingdon, VA

2006          Virginia Highlands Festival Juried Arts Show, Abingdon, VA

                  The Forty-first Annual Appalachian Juried Art Show, Kingsport, TN

2005          Twentieth Birthday Celebration Exhibition of The Starving Artist Café, Abingdon, VA

                  Senior Exhibition, Decay and Fragmentation, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

                  Student Exhibition, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

                  The Fortieth Annual Juried Appalachian Art Show, Kingsport, TN

2004          The Thirty-ninth Annual Juried Appalachian Art Show, Kingsport, TN

                  Kingsport Fun Fest Art Show, Kingsport, TN

2003          Student Exhibition, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, VA

                  Virginia Highlands 55th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition, Abingdon, VA

     

 

Professional organizations

 

2018-         Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, VA

2018-         Staunton Augusta Arts Center, Staunton, VA

2015-         Member Phi Kappa Phi

2015-         Member American Alliance of Museums

2013-         Member of Omicron Delta Kappa

2013-         Member of Golden Key International Society

 

Publications

 

2016           Kayla Goggin, "Making Roadkill Beautiful," Connect Savannah, August 3-9.           

2015           Rashida Otunba, The George-Anne, Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA), Vol. 89, Issue 67. 

2014           Averitt Center for the Arts, cover of course bulletin, Spring 2015.

2013           Miscellany: Georgia Southern’s Art Magazine, Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA), LVI, 2.

1992           Let’s Hear It for Herbs, by Dot R. and Terry R. Griffin (Emory, Virginia: Granny Lavender Press, 1992),

                   botanical illustrations (as Claudia Puglisi).