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Brad McCombs

EDUCATION

Carnegie Mellon University, MFA 2002
Washington University in St. Louis, BFA 1997

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 Orbits, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana
Curated by Karen Gillenwater.
Outdoor public art project constructed of straw bales.

2007 A.O. PLANTS, Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
Curated by Leticia Bajuyo .

2006 Installation and Kinetic Works, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Race Street Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2005 Tranpositional Adaptations – SPACELab, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Curated by Spaces Selection Committee.

2001 Hydrological Legends, Salmon in the City, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle, Washington
Selected artist by the Seattle Arts Commission Panel. Salmon in the City was an exhibition of temporary public artworks commissioned through combined Percent for Art Funding from Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light Administered by the Seattle Arts Commission, City of Seattle..

1999 Circulation, Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 WWNJD: What Would Nam June Do?, Museum Gallery-Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Community TV Garden, Curated by MGGM

2011 FE:11 Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery

2011 Natural|Unnatural, Fuse Factory at the Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

2010 Let's talk about Love, baby, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
Collaborative Artist Book Project, Curated by Chido Johnson

2010 FE:10 Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery

2009 Reel Visions: Spotlight on Kentucky Filmmakers, Kentucky Educational Television,
Airing September 2009 through 2011
This series showcases short films from Kentucky filmmakers. Brad McCombs is featured in the first episode which premiered September 9th, 2009. A 2009 KET production. [cc]

2009 Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery

2009 Out of the Box - From the Inside Out, Main Street Yoga/Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio 

November 10, 2008 

& 
Florida Gulf Coast University Library Gallery, 
Fort Myers FL.
March 19, 2009
Traveling show Curated by Paige Wideman

2008 Circuitastrophe, Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008 Faculty Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery

2007 Land Matters, Birke Gallery at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
September 20 - October 20 2007 - Jennifer Boggess, Cynthia Camlin, Brad McCombs, Robin McClintock and Adrian Hatfield.

2007 Autumedia, part of the 20/20 art festival, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007 Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia (catalogue)

2006 International Arts Festival Chania 2006, Chania, Greece
Curated by the Omma Center of Contemporary Art. (catalogue)

2006 Minimal Maximum, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Curated by Beili Liu, Jennifer Locke, and Graceann Warn

2005 Autumedia 2005, The Mockbee, Cincinnati, Ohio
Curated by Andy Marko.

2005 Faculty Exhibition – Ohio University Southern Art Gallery, Ironton, Ohio

2005 Post-Postcard Show – Outpost, Los Angeles, California

2005 Post-Postcard Show – The LAB, San Francisco, California

2004 55th Annual Faculty Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio

2004 Installations + Performances, Biennial exhibition, The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky
Curated by Bill Seitz, gallery director. Autonomous Atmospheres was a three-component work that included performance, robotic interactive elements and sculptural forms installed in the Beaux Arts rotunda of the Carnegie.

2003 Bowling Green State University Faculty Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio

2002 Happen-Stance, Regina Miller Gouger Gallery, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2002 Trans-Appalachian Tractor Pull, Bradford Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Richmond, Virginia

2001 Quiet Storm, Cycling Histories, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Part of International Sculpture Conference held in Pittsburgh.

2000 Just In Time, Rosebud, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1998 Dispersion & Sight, Ngau, Fiji Islands

1997 Cité Internationale des Arts Salle, Residue; Paris, France

1997 Setting at the Viaduct; North St. Louis

1997 Dimensionables, Bixby Gallery; St. Louis

1996 By-Product, Plastic Fuel, International Arts Building; St. Louis

1995 Decollage Evolution, Creve Cour Park, Missouri

 

COMMISSIONS
2003 Hemlock Herold House, designed house for clients; Perry Park, Kentucky
2001 Hydrological Legends, Seattle Arts Commission-Percent for the Arts; Seattle, Washington
1998 Private Commissions, to sculpt wood and clay forms; Ngau, Fiji Islands
1996 University City Public Arts Commission, designed and built functioning sculptural recycling
center; Heman Park, Missouri
1996 Mayan Temple, Private Commission to construct for a dentists' office; St. Louis

AWARDS

2006 Excellence in Education Award, Ohio Magazine recognizes outstanding teachers at colleges and universities throughout the state of Ohio. 2001 Bombay Sapphire Award, Second Grand Prize, Worldstudio Foundation, New York, NY
1997 Milliken Travel Scholarship, Washington University
1996 Juried Show Competition, Washington University, Sculpture Award
1996 Julia Mary and Charlotte Secor Award, Washington University

PUBLIC LECTURES

2009 Ecological Art, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana

2008 Circuitastrophe Symposium, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Panel Discussion with Ken Rinaldo and Amy Youngs

2007 Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
Artist Talk and Closing Reception

2007 Land Matters, Birke Gallery at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
Jennifer Boggess, Cynthia Camlin, Brad McCombs, Robin McClintock and Adrian Hatfield.
Gallery talk that related artwork with the Land Matters exhibition theme from environmental issues, to the sublime in nature.

COLLECTIONS
Seattle Arts Commission, Portable Works Collection,
21st Century and Traditional (Robotic) Salmon

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

2001 Sculpture Now, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Co-Curator of the Sculpture Now show that coincided with the 2001 Sculpture International Conference. Actively curated regional and east coast artists to reflect the current trends and prospectives of new and emerging artists in sculpture and interactive media.

1997 Counter Perception: The Shaping of our Culture, Steinberg Gallery of Art, Gallery Group, Washington University in St. Louis
• Collaborated with director to curate an exhibition of contemporary artists from the collection at Steinberg Gallery of Art. Included works by Helen & Newton Harrison, Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2007-Present Assistant Professor, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
Joint appointment with the Department of Visual Arts and Media Informatics

2005-2007 Assistant Professor, Ohio University - Southern Campus, Ironton, Ohio

2004-2005 Visiting Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2002-2004 Instructor, First Year Program, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

1999-2002 Carnegie Mellon University, Graduate Assistant, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania