Cliff Tresner

 
2017 CV, download for complete version

Education
   M.F.A. 1994  University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677. Emphasis in sculpture.
    B.F.A. 1990  Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47847. Emphasis in woodworking and sculpture.
     1991-92  University of Georgia, Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Arezzo, Italy, Emphasis in stone carving and cast bronze.

Exhibitions
Public Art
     Huntsville Museum of Art, Spaces Sculpture Trail Juried exhibition, Huntsville, AL.2014-2016
     Delta State 6th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Cleveland, Mississippi, 2013-2015
      ULM Sculpture Garden, installation of 6 works designed and constructed by art students under                                      
 Instructors direction, 2013-2014
      Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center, Spaces Sculpture Trail, Invitational exhibition, Huntsville, AL.2013-2015
       5th Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Juried exhibition of works selected for display throughout Chattanooga’s urban core, Chattanooga, TN. 2011-2013

Gallery Exhibitions (*Solo Exhibitions)
2017   *University of Arkansas at Monticello, AR
           *”Notes From the Road, exit 6A” Solo exhibition of sculpture, painting, and drawing. Living
Arts of Tulsa, Myers Gallery, Tulsa, OK. April 7 -27, 
2016     *”Landscape Series 2016” October Gallery Crawl, featured artists at Rumo’s in West Monroe,
with works in various galleries in downtown Monroe.
“Annual ULM Faculty Exhibition” Bry Gallery, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
since 1997
2015   *”Propping up Clouds” and “Mile 124” October Gallery Crawl, featured at the Arender Gallery -
paintings, drawings, and small sculpture; Upstairs Gallery- large sculpture and paintings.
           Markers Mark” 3 person invitational exhibition curated by Benjamin Hickey, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. July 2015 – Oct. 2015
             Poverty Point” invitational exhibition curated by Emily Caldwell, The Big Room, Upstairs                                                                                  Gallery, Monroe, LA. April 2015
           *"Notes from the Road Revised" 130 Gallery, Meek Hall, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS Jan. 17 - Feb. 27, 2015
2014   *"Notes From the Road,” Solo exhibition of sculpture, painting, and drawing. Maria V. Howard
Imperial Arts Center, Oct. 5- Jan. 5 2015, Rocky Mount, NC.
             "Louisiana Contemporary" Juried Exhibition (Jonathan Binstock - Vice President and Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art for Citi Private Bank Art Advisory and Finance Oct. - Sept. 2014, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
              "Artists Among Us" Faculty and Friends Exhibition, Invitational, Alexandria Museum of Art,
June 6 - August 23, 2014, Alexandria, LA
                            
Grants/Awards
2017  Dean’s Research Grant, awarded to assist in the cost of travel for exhibitions and presentation of professional research.
2015  Purchase Prize, awarded for the purchase of a large-scale public sculpture titled “Gesture” now part of the permanent collection of Delta State University, Cleveland MS.
2014  Best in Show,Louisiana Contemporary, Juried Exhibition (Jonathan Binstock - Vice President                                                                     and Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art for Citi Private Bank Art Advisory and Finance, Oct. - Sept. 2014, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA.
2012    Peoples Choice Award, second place, Spaces Sculpture Trail, Huntsville, AL.
2010    Fifth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Finalist, Art in Public Places, Bristol, VA.  
2009    Creative Capital Professional Development, Awarded funding to attend workshop,
Louisiana Division of Art, Baton Rouge, LA .
2008   Career Advancement Grant, Louisiana Division of the Arts, , Funding for continued growth
in the visual arts. LDOA, Baton Rouge, LA.
           Artist of the Year, Nominated by Masur Museum of Art and TwinCity Art Foundation, Awarded by Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Monroe, LA.
           Executive Grant, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, To be awarded to ULM students for fabrication and installation in Student Sculpture Garden, ULM Campus, Monroe, LA.
2007       Second Place Award, 7th Annual Florida Outdoor Competition, Polk Museum of Art, Juror
Glen Gentile, Lakeland FL.
Executive Grant, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, External grant for promotion of student                                                                sculpture on the campus of the University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA.
2003       Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship,
external grant awarded for research and artistic growth in sculpture, LDOA, Baton Rouge, LA.

Workshops/Lectures/Critiques
2017    UAM Drawing Workshop, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR
2015   Gallery Talk, “Mile 124” Upstairs Gallery, Downtown Monroe, LA. 
           Lecture on "Notes from the Road Revised" University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.
           Lecture on creative research, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
            Graduate Critique, Painting, Louisiana Tech University.   
2012      Graduate Critique, Photography, Louisiana Tech University.
2011    Sculpture Talk and Walk, Samagundi XII national exhibition, Maria V. Howard Arts Center,                                                 
Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, Rocky          Mount, NC.
2009     "Troublemaker," Bethany College, Bethany WV. (March 12, 2009).
            Lecture/Student Critiques, Bethany College, Bethany, WV.
2008       "Past to Present," Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. (August 2008).
2007   Lecture/Student Critiques, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. 
                                
Bibliography
 Delta State 2015-2017 Interviews, http://thesculpturegardenms.com/video-interviews-2015-2017/
Mary Napoli, Bayou Life, "Natural Progression" Feature article on the artwork of Cliff Tresner. Sept.
issue, 2015
Clifford Tresner, "Notes from the Road," images, flickr_Olemiss_artdept, access date: Jan. 17, 2015
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/25692014@N03/sets/72157650416833651/
The Arts Council Inc. "Tower of Babel," image, statement, biography, Huntsville Arts Council, access
date Jan. 2015, http://www.spacessculpturetrail.org/huntsville-museum-of-art/item/tower-of-babel?category_id=7
Doug MacCash, The Times-Picayune, "Whitney White Linen Night," best in show announcement. access date: August 2014, http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2014/08/whitney_white_linen_night_get.html#incart_river
University of Louisiana, "ULM's Tresner wins Best in Show at Louisiana Contemporary 2014," article,
access date: August 2014, http://ulm.edu/news/2014/0811-tresner.html
Lyons, Ashley, Hawkeye, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA "Art professor's...chosen...,” page 7, Aug.
26, 2013.
The News Star, Monroe, LA,  "ULM professor's Sculpture..." Local section B, Aug. 19, 2013.
DeltaStyle Magazine, Monroe, LA, Bayou Portrait, page 92, Feb. 2012.

Professional Memberships                                                                     Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity
International Sculpture Center
College Art Association
Tri-state Sculptors Educational Association
Twin City Art Foundation and Masur Museum
Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

Collections
Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
John Palmer, Former Ambassador to Portugal, Go Away Camp, Edwards, MS
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Terri and Ken O’Neal, Monroe, LA
Mr. & Mrs. Haedick, Monroe, LA
President James Cofer, MO.
Dr. Keith White, OK.
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. And Many private collections.