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Curriculum vitae 

 

Edward David Shurbutt

(828) 691-4146 

dshurbutt@gmail.com 

www.davidshurbuttartworker.org 

 

While an art student at the University of South Carolina, I secured a part time job as an exhibit artist for a new zoological park in Columbia South Carolina that quickly turned into a profession. After a successful career, I enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art degree with the intention to forge a new career in academia. In preparation, I maintain a creative art making practice, exhibit widely, and teach a variety of courses for the Asheville Art Museum and the Spartanburg Art Museum.

 

Formal Education: 

 

MFA in Studio Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

Integrated multidisciplinary practice with critical theory

Conducted extensive individual research

Program spanned three years

MA in Media Art, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Operated photography lab

Taught undergraduate photography
BA in Studio Art, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 

Majored in drawing and painting 

 

Awards, Grants, Scholarships: 

 

2018 Honorarium, The University of North Carolina Asheville

Solo exhibition: “David Shurbutt Sculpture”

2014-2017 Merit Scholarships, Maryland Institute College of Art

Funds for graduate program

2014 Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Awarded, but declined

2014 President’s Scholarship, Maine College of Art

Awarded, but declined

1995 Honorarium, Tidewater Community College

Visiting artist panelist

1982 Artist Grant, South Carolina Arts Commission

Funds for photography retreat with Judy Dater

 

Teaching:

 

2022-2023 Art Studio Instructor, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

Abstract painting
2019-2022 Art Studio Instructor, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Abstract painting

Experimental drawing

1982 Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art, University of South Carolina

Introduction to photography

 

Art Exhibitions: 

 

2023 Group Exhibition, National Drawing Exhibition, Fayetteville State University

Drawings

2019 Group Exhibition, Art/Re/Art II, Morganton, NC

Installation and performance
2019 Group Exhibition, Art/Re/Art I, Morganton, NC

Installation and performance
2018 Solo Exhibition, David Shurbutt Sculpture, University of North Carolina Asheville

Installation and performance
2018 Group Exhibition, trusted, secure, Slayer Gallery, Columbus, OH

Drawing selected
2017 Group Exhibition, Senses, LIT Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

Installation
2017 Group Exhibition, Thesis Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art 

Installation and performance

2016 Group Exhibition, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Sculpture
2015 Group Exhibition, National Works on Paper, William Paterson University

Drawing
2015 Group Exhibition, Art of the South, Memphis College of Art

Sculpture
2014 Group Exhibition, Fresh Emerging Artist Exhibit, Visual Arts Gallery, Chattanooga, TN 

Drawings

2014 Group Exhibition, Connections, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA

Sculpture

2014 Group Exhibition, Artfields, Lake City, SC

Sculpture
2013 Group Exhibition, Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina Asheville

Drawing
1987 Group Exhibition, Masks, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Photographs
1986 Group Exhibition, Annual Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

Photographs
1986 Solo Exhibition, Courthouse Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

Photographs
1986 Solo Exhibition, Humana Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

Photographs
1985 Group Exhibition, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

Photographs
1982 Group Exhibition, Faculty Show, University of South Carolina

Photographs
1982 Solo Exhibition, Fabricated Fictions, Columbia Museum of Art

Photographs
1980 Group Exhibition, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art 

Photograph

1977 Group Exhibition, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC 

Sculpture

 

Publications as Author: 

 

2018 Toward an Ideology of Art Making, Academia.edu, San Francisco, CA
2013 The Accessible Art Gallery, Academia.edu, San Francisco, CA
2011 The Accessible Art Gallery, The Informal Learning Review, no.104, Denver, CO

 

Publications as Subject: 

 

2018 Visiting Artist: David Shurbutt, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

2018 David Shurbutt Sculpture, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC
2018 Visiting Artist: David Shurbutt, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC 

2018 The Liminal, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 

2018 Studio Art Thesis Exhibit, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2017 David Shurbutt, ArtToImage.com, Baltimore, MD
2017 MICA Grad Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2016 Liminality, Artfieldssc.org, Lake City, SC 

2015 National Works on Paper, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
2014 Liminality, Artfieldssc.org, Lake City, SC
2013 Drawing Discourse, The Biltmore Beacon, Asheville, NC
2013 Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC 

 

Community Service: 

 

2022-2023, Gallery Associate, Center for Craft

2019-2020, 2013, Volunteer, Asheville Art Museum

 

Current and Past Affiliations: 

 

Alumni Association, Maryland Institute College of Art 

Alumni Association, University of South Carolina 

College Art Association
Asheville Art Museum
Denver Art Museum
Virginia Association of Museums
American Alliance of Museums

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