Jeremy D. Colbert

1816 Hopemont Ct; Lexington, KY  40514

| 859.492.1309

 

 

Education:

2000 – 2002                     M.F.A., Sculpture & Ceramics, Florida State University

 

1996 – 1999                         B.A., Studio Art, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

 

Experience:

        Jan 2016 - Present              University of Kentucky: Lecturer/ Technician- 3D Foundations, Sculpture, and Ceramics—Create syllabi, lecture, and                                                                     instruct 3D Design, Drawing, Blacksmithing, Metal Casting, and Creative Practices Classes. Manage sculpture and                                                                           ceramics department facilities. Conduct safety workshops and coordinate with Environmental Health & Safety to ensure                                                                 compliance of OSHA standards & overall safety of students and labs. Complete lectures and demonstrations in a variety of                                                             process in both sculpture & ceramic classes.  Teach BFA practicum course to prepare students for technical assistantships.                                                             Maintain shop, equipment, and operation budget for each department studio. 

 

         Aug 2008 – Dec 2015     University of Kentucky; Facilities Specialist – Manage sculpture and ceramics department facilities.  Conduct safety                                                                         workshops and coordinate with Environmental Health & Safety to ensure compliance of OSHA standards & overall safety                                                             of students and labs.  Complete lectures and demonstrations in a variety of process in both sculpture & ceramic classes.                                                                   Teach BFA practicum course to prepare students for technical assistantships.  Maintain shop, equipment, and operation                                                                  budget for each department studio. 

 

         Jan 2010 – current             Fine Arts Institute; University of Kentucky – Teach Beginning Metalworking, Blacksmithing, & Metal Casting classes to                                                                    community participants.  Assisted in creating Digital 3D Fabrication course and taught molding & metal casting portion of                                                              class.

 

         Aug 2006 – May 2008      University of South Alabama; Lecturer of Sculpture – Created syllabi and instruct 3D Design, Sculpture I-V, and                                                                             Independent Studies.  Sculpture Lab Tech – maintained sculpture lab, ordered supplies & equipment, and created iron                                                                      program.  

 

          Jan 2007 – May 2008       Springhill College; Adjunct Professor – Created syllabi and instructed Drawing I class during spring & fall semester.

 

          Aug 2002 – April 2006     Florida State University; Instructor of Art – Created syllabi and instructed 2D Design/Fundamental of Art courses, Life                                                                  Drawing, 3D Design courses, Sculpture I courses, Advance Sculpture Workshops, Ceramic Hand building courses,                                                                          Ceramic Wheel throwing courses, Media Workshop in Ceramic Sculpture, and Advance Ceramic Workshops.  Mentored                                                                MFA students preparing for teaching assistantships.

 

 

Visiting Artist/Lectures/Workshops:

       2019                  Cast Iron Workshop – Operated a Production Furnaces for the University of Kentucky at

                                   the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices. Birmingham, Alabama

.                                  Lecture; Material Communication; UK, School of Interior. Lexington, Kentucky

                                   Lecture; From the Red Dirt; UK Graduate Seminar. Lexington, Kentucky

 

       2018                 Lecture; Faculty Series: Vol II - Bolivar Art Gallery; Lexington, Kentucky

       2017                  Carved Core Resin Bonded Sand Workshop- University of Kentucky 24th Annual Iron Pour. Lexington

       2016                  Keen Foundry Invitational Symposium – Featured Artist, Keen Foundry. Houston, Texas

                                  Pioneer Foundry- operated furnace and directed iron pour in a technical training Demonstration.

                                    Caneyville, Kentucky.

 

 

Technical Consulting and Professional Services:

       2021                    Panelist for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices: Juror-Karen Smith     

                                    Lecture and Discussion with Artist

                                    National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices: Demonstration; Devils in the

                                    Details: “Furnace Coke Ratios” Birmingham, Alabama.

      2019                    National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices: Presenter; “Developing Safety

                                    Protocols, Policies, and Relationships with in the University System” and Participated in “The Grind:

                                    Networking for Iron” Birmingham, Alabama.

                                    National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices: Faculty Mentor; Student Cupola

                                    Contest, (Won Hottest Metal and Best Crew). Birmingham, Alabama.

                                     “In the Reeds” Public Art Sculpture purchased for permanent collection by Broken Fork Developers,      

                                     Lexington, KY

        2018                  International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art; Scranton Furnaces; Scranton, Pennsylvania-           

                                    Technical Lecture Panel; “Developing Safety Protocols, Policies, and Relationships with the University

                                    System” and Participate in “The Grind: Networking for Iron”

                                    Winfield Studios; Lexington, Kentucky- metal fabrication & patina finishing for interior design company             

                                    Western Cast Iron Art Alliance Conference; Panel Member; “Table Session for Career Support and       

                                    Development”; Granite City, Illinois.

 

2016-2017         National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices; Sloss Furnaces—Birmingham, Alabama—serving on steering                                                    committee, co-chair of workshop planning and scheduling.

                             National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices: Faculty Mentor; Student Cupola

                             Contest, (Won Hottest Metal). Birmingham, Alabama.

                             Pioneer Foundry- consulted on iron pour operations, methods, and safety. Caneyville, Kentucky.

                             Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum; consulted on refractories, furnace lining process, and chemical percent charts. Solsberry, Indiana.

                             University of Montana; consulted on casting products, and venders. Missoula, Montana.

 

 Solo Exhibitions:

    2015           Resurfacing Stories; Hardee Gallery; North Florida Community College; Madison, Florida

                        To Rise Above; Outdoor Sculpture Permanent Collection; North Florida Com. College; Madison, Florida

                      

   2014            Tishomingo; University of Kentucky Student Center; Lexington Kentucky

 

   2013             The Sun Will Shine; Commonwealth Stadium; Lexington, Kentucky

 

    2012             Solitude of the Journey; Josephine Outdoor Sculpture Park; Frankfort, Kentucky

                          Solitude of the Journey; Commonwealth Stadium; Lexington, Kentucky

                          Ta’ Lowa; Chattanooga Community College Outdoor Exhibition; Chattanooga, Tennessee

    

Juried Exhibitions:

      2021                    

                            “Lived Histories/ Imagined Futures” Virtual Exhibition; National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron        

                             Art and Practices:

                             Biennial Virtual Exhibition; #1 Casting Shed Gallery Exhibition; National Conference on Contemporary     

                             Cast Iron Art and Practices:                 

                             The 4rd Annual North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival” The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North

                             Dakota.

                             The University of North Dakota Arts Collection at the Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

                             The Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative, Bismarck, North Dakota.

                             The Arts Center, Jamestown, North Dakota.

                             The Taube Museum of Art, Minot, North Dakota.

                              The James Memorial Art Center, Williston, North Dakota.

       2020            “US Native and Indigenous Artist Purchase Initiative” New Mexico Arts; Art in Public Places Program,      

                               Santa Fe, New Mexico

                               “House on Fire Exhibition”- MSA- Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, Lexington, Kentucky

                               “3nd Annual Native American Art Show” Ray Drew Gallery; Las Vegas, New Mexico

                               “See Your Neighbor: Diversity in the Arts” 621 Gallery; Tallahassee, Florida

                               “RiverArtes IV 2020 Sculpture Biennial” Owensboro Museum of Fine Art; Owensboro, Kentucky

                               “Home as Situation” Virtual Exhibition. Bolivar Art Gallery; Lexington, Kentucky

                               “Rediscover Southland- Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” LexArts, Lexington, Kentucky.

                               “Shape of Community Rotating Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” City of O’Fallon, O’Fallon Missouri.

                               “The 3rd Annual North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival” The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North

                                Dakota. (Juried Best Three-Dimensional Art)

                                The Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative, Bismarck, North Dakota.

                                The Taube Museum of Art, Minot, North Dakota.

                                “Crescent Hope” Outdoor Exhibition; Josephine Sculpture Park; Frankfort, Kentucky

  

      2019              “The Rare Few” Sloss Furnaces Visiting Center Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama

                             “Art on the River; Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition” Dubuque Riverwalk. Dubuque, Iowa

                             “2nd Annual Native American Art Show” Ray Drew Gallery; Las Vegas, New Mexico

          

      2018              In the Belly of the Beast-First Degree; Steven Smith Gallery; Fairfield, Alabama

                             In the Belly of the Beast-Second Degree; Steven Smith Gallery; Fairfield, Alabama

                             The Railroad Exhibition; Steamtown National Historic Site; Scranton, Pennsylvania

                             Size Matters; Conference Headquarter; Scranton, Pennsylvania

                             Sculpture Rocks-Outdoor Exhibition; Josephine Sculpture Park; Frankfort, Kentucky

                             Native American Show-Ray Drew Gallery; Las Vegas, New Mexico

          

      2017             Tishomingo; Jeske Sculpture Park; Ferguson; Missouri

      2016             Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture; Albin Polasek Sculpture Garden Museum; Winter Park, Florida

                             Tishomingo; Jeske Sculpture Park; Ferguson; Missouri

 

Group Exhibitions:

       2020               “WCIAA 2020 Situational Invitational” Virtual Exhibition, Vermillion, South Dakota.      

       2018                Faculty Series: Vol II; Bolivar Art Gallery; Lexington, Kentucky

                                 Pop Up Show- 6th Biennial Western Iron Conference; Plaque Gallery, Granite City, Missouri

       2017                 National Conference on Cast Iron Art & Practices Steering Committee Exhibition; Trim Tab Brewery;

                                 Co; Birmingham, Alabama

       2016                 Fine Arts Institute Exhibition; Bolivar Gallery; Lexington; Kentucky       

       2015                 National Conference on Cast Iron Art & Practices Steering Committee Exhibition; Trim Tab Brewery Co.; Birmingham, Alabama