RESUMÉ

EDUCATION

1989   M.F.A. in Painting, Yale University. New Haven, CT

Studied with: William Bailey, Jake Berthot, Mel Bochner, Bernard Chaet, Natalie Charkow, James Demartino, Andrew Forge, Susan Jacobson, Lester Johnson, Richard Lytle, David Pease, Robert Reed, Richard Ryan

1987   B.F.A. in Painting, University of Louisville. Louisville, KY

Studied with: Ying Kit Chan, Henry Chodkowski, James Grubola, Kit Hillery, Suzanne Mitchell, Sam Richards, John Whitesell

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2013   Full Professor, Painting /Drawing, University of Louisville, KY

1993    Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing Univ. of Louisville, KY

1991    Professor, Painting/Drawing. Seminole Community College, Sanford, FL

1990   Adjunct Professor, Drawing. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

1990   Painting Instructor, Louisville Visual Arts Assoc., Louisville, KY

1988   Teaching Assistant to Richard Ryan, Int. Drawing. Yale, New Haven, CT

1986    Guest Artist/ Instructor, Junior/Senior Painting. Manual High School, Louis., KY

1979-86    CSX Railroad, Machine Operator, Louisville, KY

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016     Morgan Faculty Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2016    Research and Creative Activity Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2015    Commission on Racial Equality and Diversity Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2014   Project Completion Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2009   Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY

2008   Commission on Racial Equality and Diversity Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2007   Project Completion Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2006   President’s Initiative Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2005    African American Faculty Mini Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2003   Women Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2001   Project Completion Grant, University of Louisville, KY

2000   Vermont Studio Residency, Johnson, VT

1999    Women Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1998   Project Completion Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1997    President’s Initiative Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1997   Project Completion Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1997   Women Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1996   Kentucky Arts Council, Traveling Fellowship Award

1996   Kentucky Arts Council, Al Smith Fellowship

1995   Kentucky Arts Council, Professional Assistance Award

1995   Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1994   Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1994   Completion Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1994   Young Investigators Award, University of Louisville, KY

1994   Merit Award Floyd County Museum of Art, New Albany, IN

1994   Kentucky Arts Council, Professional Assistance Award, Louisville, KY

1994   Research Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1994   Completion Grant, University of Louisville, KY

1989   Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship Award, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1988   Yale Tuition Scholarship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1988   Ford Material Grant, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1988   Arnold Bittleman Prize, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1987   Yale Tuition Scholarship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1987   Ford Material Grant, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1987   Winthrop Allen Memorial Award, University of Louisville, KY

1986   Judith Hall Award, Louisville, KY

1986   Merit Award, Most Promising Artist, Annual Black Artist’s Exhibition, Louis., KY

1985    Purchase Award, Best of Show,  Annual Black Artist’s Exhibition, Louis., KY

1983   Merit Award, Potpourri Exhibition, Louisville, KY

 

ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2017-18   American Labor Museum, Frederick Douglass Series, Haledon, NJ (Sept. – April) 8-mos.

2015   Hite Gallery, Life of a Freedom Seekers, Louisville, KY

2015   Cressman Center,  Frederick Douglass: Drawing Series, Louisville, KY

2013-14   Museum of Rural Life, Tubman, The UGGR &  Building of Stewart’s Canal, Denton, MD (1-year)

2009   Dorchester Art Center, Harriet Tubman and the UGRR, Cambridge, MD

2009   Allen R. Hite Gallery, Harriet Tubman and the UGRR, Louisville, KY

2007   The Museum of Rural Life, The UGRR  featuring Harriet Tubman, Denton, MD

2005   40 Acres Gallery Collaboration with California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CA

2004    Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

2003   Nazareth Arts Gallery, Iron Men, Iron Women, Nazareth, KY

2002   Solo Exhibition, American Labor Museum, Haledon, NJ

2001   Belknap Gallery, Louisville, KY

1999   University of Kentucky Museum, Lexington, KY

1999   Bershad Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1998   Women on the Railroad, George Meany Archives Gallery, Silver Springs, MD

1997   University of Texas at El Paso, Fox Fine Arts Gallery, El Paso, TX

1997   American Labor Museum, Haledon, NJ

1996-7   Wayne State University Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

1996   Mount St. Joseph College, Studio Giuseppe Art Gallery Cincinnati, OH

1996   Michigan State University Museum, Lansing, MI

1995   Kentucky Railroad Museum, New Haven, CT

1994    George Meany Gallery, George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Silver Springs, MD

1992   Harris House Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, F

2005    Capital Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY

1991   Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1986    Triangle Gallery, Sponsored by Sam Gilliam, Washington, DC

1986   The Painted Persona, Natalina Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984   Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2015   Kentucky Visions at the Capitol 2015, Frankfort, KY

2013   Struggles and Triumph, Rotunda Art Project, Louisville Metro Hall, KY

2008   The Story, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2007    John Parker Paintings, Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH

2006   Southern Exposure University of Louisville, Univ. of Wisconson-Stout, Menomonie, WI

2005   The Human Element The Art of Labor, the Labor of Art, Puffin Foundation, NJ

2002   Louisville Visual Arts Association Gallery, Water Tower, Louis., KY

2002   Armory Art Center, Palm Beach, FL

2000   Vermont Studio, Johnson, VT

1999   Four Points Gallery, Boston, MA

1998   University of Louisville, Faculty Show, University of Cincinnati, OH

1998   Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY

1998   University of Louisville, Faculty Show, University of Cincinnati, OH

1998   Representational Painters, Exhibition Series University of Louisville, KY

1997   What One is Worth, The Labor Arts & History Project at The Northwest Folk-life Festival.

1997   Exhibiting with six other artists including Jacob Lawrence. University of Seattle, WA

1997   The 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Belknap Gallery, University of Louisville, KY

1996   Kresge Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

1995   African-American Kentuckian Exhibition, Owensboro, KY

1995   Heike Pickett Gallery, New Works Lexington, KY

1994   Floyd County Museum of Art, New Albany, IN

1992   African-American Contemporary Art Exhibition, Orlando, FL

1992   Maitland Art Museum, Three by Three Exhibition, Maitland, FL

1992   Heike Pickett Gallery, New Works, Lexington, KY

1991   Kentucky on Paper, Kingman Foundation Gallery, Quito, Ecuador

1990   African-American Contemporary Art, Civic Museum of Contemporary Art, Palermo, Italy

1990   10th Annual Black Artist Exhibition, J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY

1989   A&A Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1986   Contemporary Black Artists of Louisville, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, IN

1985   Realism, Evansville Museum of Art and Science, IN

1984   Kentucky Painters of the Southern Tradition, JB Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

1982   Eight State Exhibition, JB Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

 

JUROR

2004   Gold Key, High School Scholastic Show, Louisville, Arts & Craft, KY

1995   Michigan State University, Undergraduate Exhibition, Lansing, MI

1994   Jefferson County High School Scholastic Show, Louisville, KY

1992   First Street Gallery, Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanford, FL

1989   The South Carolina Commission for the Arts

 

COLLECTIONS

Michigan State University Museum  (Iron Men)

Denton Museum, Maryland (Dover 8))

Sylvia Anderson, Washington, D. C. (Escape From Poplar Neck I)

The T.W.U. Transportation Workers Union, New York. (Mural)

The John Parker House Museum, Ripley, OH (5 paintings in John Parker Series)

American Labor House Museum, Haledon, NJ (print)

George Meany Labor Center, Washington, DC (print)

Kildare County Arts Council, New Bridge, Ireland (drawing)

Mount St. Joseph College Fine Arts Dept. Cincinnati, OH (print)

Brown Foreman Corporation. Louisville, KY (railroad series paintings)

Palm Beach International Airport, FL (Gandy Dancer- railroad series)

Charlottesville Museum, Charlottesville, NC (drawing)

Orlando City Hall, Orlando, FL (painting)

Mrs. Patricia Landry Sorrento, FL (landscape painting)

Presbyterian Headquarters, Louisville, KY (Moses and Ramses painting)

First National Bank Collection, Louisville, KY (flower painting)

Kentucky Fried Chicken Collection, Louisville, KY (The Gathering painting)

Links Collection, Louisville, KY (painting)

 

IMAGES IN PRINT

Six Limited Usage Image Licenses: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center. Images: The Auction, Timber Crew, Building Stewart’s Canal, Bucktown Store Skirmish, Escape From Poplar Neck, 1854 Flight to Freedom. 2016.

Guide Cover Image. The National Parks Service. “ The Underground Railroad: Maryland’s Network to Freedom Guide”.  “Harriet Tubman – portrait drawing ” 2016.

Book Image: True Book Series: Harriet Tubman, Scholastic Inc. Image, “ Nalle series – The Altruist”. Release date September 2015.

Byway Sign Images: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Image “Freedom Seeker” used on roadway signage to designate historical event. 2013

Brochure image usage: Join the Journey 2013 Harriet Tubman Centennial Commemoration, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Poplar Neck 1, pg. 2 2013

Brochure image usage: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Wayside Sign Unveiling. Poplar Neck side 2. 2013

Guide Cover Image. The National Parks Service. “ The Underground Railroad: Maryland’s Network to Freedom Guide”.  “Harriet Tubman – Escape From Poplar Neck II” 2009.

Book Cover Image. “Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War”, by Scott Christianson, University of Illinois Press, 2009

 

ARTICLES & REVIEWS (SELECTED)

Exhibition Announcement, “Visit A Participating Museum For Free on 9/23/17.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, Sept. 2017, www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/american-labor-museumbotto-house-national-landmark-2K8/.

Feature, Kramer, Elizabeth. “Painting Vivid History; Artist Mark Priest Studies Frederick Douglass, Others For Striking Series On Slavery.” The Courier-Journal [Louisville] 15 Feb. 2015, Arts Section I sec.: 11-12. Print.

Feature, Triplett, Jo Anne. “A Q&A with Artist Mark Priest – LEO Weekly.” LEO Weekly. N.p., 13 Feb. 2015. Web. 14 Feb. 2015.

Feature, Triplett, Jo Anne “ART: Priest’s ‘Underground Railroad’ Covers Vast Territory – LEO Weekly.” LEO Weekly. N.p., 04 Feb. 2015. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.

Feature, Taylor, Kaylyn. “Arts-Louisville.com: Social, Political and Personal Themes Connect in the Work of Three Artists at Metro Hall.” Arts-Louisville.com: Social, Political and Personal Themes Connect in the Work of Three Artists at Metro Hall. N.p., 21 Aug. 2013. Web. Aug. 2013.

Feature, Struggle and Triumph Focus of New Exhibit at Metro Hall – 2013 – LouisvilleKy.gov. N.p., 25 July 2013. Web. July 2013.

Feature, “One Question | Mark Priest, Professor of Painting.” The Courier-Journal. N.p., 3 Aug. 2013. Web. Aug. 2013.

Feature, “Mark Priest.” Louisville Visual Art Association. N.p., 8 Oct. 2013. Web. Oct. 2013

Review,  “Muse of Her People.” Baltimore Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2013.

Review, Shields, Heather W. “Legend To Be Honored Along MD’s Eastern Shore.” Wbal.com. N.p., 8 Mar. 2013. Web. 09 Mar. 2013.

Announcement, Mark Priest’s ‘The Iron Men’ Join Workers Culture Collection: Reception Monday, 2/13, 5pm. Michigan State University Museum. (2012)

Review, “Artist tells Tubman Stories in Vivid Color”, The Star Democrat (April 2, 2009)

Feature, “Youths view art works”, The Daily Banner (March 25, 2009)

Feature, “Artist honors Tubman in Show at DCA”, Dorchester Star (March 13, 2009) p7

Review, “Dorchester Center for the Arts Presents the art of Mark Priest” The Daily Banner (March 6, 2009) p10

Exhibition Announcement,  “Underground Railroad Exhibition with Works by Mark Priest”, What’s Up? Eastern Shore Magazine (March 2009) p18

Review, ”Brush up on Tubman’s Life, Painter’s exhibit honors trailblazer”, The Courier Journal (March 14, 2009) I pp1,3

Feature, Parker Society Unveils Images of Elizabeth J. Cloyd Exhibit. The Ripley Bee (June 14, 2007)

Feature, “Paintings in Denton Depict Underground Railroad”, The Star Democrat (February 16, 2007)p7

Feature, “Noted Painter Exhibits New Series”, by Pat Guida, Caroline Review (February 2007) p8

Review, North Jersey, “ Condition of Workers Examined” (October 2005) p6

Feature, Heavy Metal; Mark Priest Paints Life on the Railroad. The Sacramento Bee. (February 1, 2005)p10-11

Review, Art Headlines, “Rail Road Artist Story Teller” F6 Dayton Daily News, Sept. 12, 2004. Dayton Ohio

Review, The Shopper News, Botto House Open Exhibition, H46, September 4, 2002

Review, Heroism Often All in a Day’s Work”, September 1, 2002, NJ

Feature, American Labor Museum to Honor Railroad Women and Railroad Artist Mark Priest, New York Labor History Association (Fall 2002)

Review, Labor’s Heritage, (Vol. 10/ No. 1)

Exhibition Announcement, Lexington Herald – Leader, Nation and World (February 4, 1999) pA4 (D)

Review, Arts News for Teachers, “Mark Priest: The Railroad Labor Series”. (Winter 1999) pp1-2 (D)

Review, Lexington Herald – Leader, “Museum Showing State’s Talent”, (February 7, 1999) pk4

Review, Kentucky Kernel, “Priest Gives Taste of Life on Rails”,  (February 8, 1999) p3

Review, Labors Heritage Television Feature, “PM Park 27 News First”. Maryland News. Public TV. News. (October 1998)

Television Feature, WKYT TV, Washington, DC. News. October 1998

Feature, The Chronicle of Higher Education. (October 16, 1998) B-3 B108

Radio Interview, National Public Radio. (September 7, 1998)

Feature, “Steel Drivin’ Women” The Washington Post. (August 13, 1998) C1, C5

Feature, “Working on the Railroad”, Montgomery Gazette (August 7, 1998) c-7

Feature, “Michaelangelo of the Rails at Meany Center”, Silver Springs Gazette (August 5, 1998)

Exhibition Announcement, The New York Times (March 16, 1997) p11

Exhibition Announcement, The Jersey Journal (March 14, 1997)

Review, American Labor Museum, “Iron Men: Steel Rail: Track Labor ant the Art of Mark Priest”, NJEA (March 1997)

Review, “Iron Men. “Iron Men: Steel Rail: Track Labor ant the Art of Mark Priest”, The Italian Voice, (February 6, 1997) p6

Review, Horvitz, Lee. “Iron Men. “Iron Men: Steel Rail: Track Labor ant the Art of Mark Priest”, Antenna Arts Magazine. (February 1997): 10 – 11

Dialogue: Art in the Midwest.(Jan/Feb 1997):29

Feature, “ A Bold Tribute to Laborer”, Working on Railroad Inspired Painter. The Cincinnati Enquirer. Enquirer. TEMPO. November 24, 1996

Feature, “Kentucky Artist a Big Draw”, The evening Herald of Ireland, October 1996

Feature, “Worker of the World, Relax!: His Art Stays On Track”, (UAW) Solidarity

 

Videos

2017 Video Feature, Seiler, Casey. “Scott Christianson, 69, Acclaimed Journalist, Author and Advocate.” Times Union, 16 May 2017, 4:35, www.timesunion.com/news/article/Scott-Christianson-69-acclaimed-journalist-11149980.php.

2015 “Underground Railroad 2015: Life of a Freedom Seeker.” YouTube. University of Louisville, 06 Feb. 2015. Web. Feb. 2015.

2010 C-Span Freeing Charles March 21, 2010

2008 Harriet Tubman and the Art of Mark Priest

2007 Artworks: This Week, 637 Maryland Public Television (MPT.Org)

2005 Visual Arts Toolkit. KET TV. Lexington, KY

2001 Looking at Painting #102, KET TV. Lexington, KY