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Dustin J. Farnsworth


5149 4 e Avenue Montreal, Quebec H1Y2V4 Canada                                                                                     

Education                 

2005- 2010                 

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University BFA Woodworking and Functional Art / Printmaking Minor

 

Residencies

2017                            

Artist in Residence 701 Center for Contemporary Art Columbia, SC

McColl Center for Art + Innovation Charlotte, NC

2016                           

Honorary Fellow (Spring) University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI

2015                           

Windgate Fellowship Artist in Residence and Honorary Fellow (Fall) University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, WI

2012-2015                  

Resident Artist Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC

2011-2012                  

Artist-In-Residence Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

2011                           

Two Week Letterpress/ Printmaking Residency Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC

One Week Stone/Aluminum Plate Litho Residency Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017                           

Untitled Exhibition (Solo) 701 Center for Contemporary Art Columbia, SC

2016                           

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth Huntsville Museum of Art Huntsville, AL

The Bones Of The Cameron Art Museum Wilmington, NC

2012                           

Stagecraft Walters State Community College Murfreesboro, TN

2009                           

Year One: Dustin Farnsworth Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts - Front Street Gallery Grand Rapids, MI

 

 Exhibitions

 

2017                           

Currently Untitled Group Exhibition The McColl Center for Art + Innovation Charlotte, NC

2016                           

Encounters: Dustin Farnsworth (Solo) Huntsville Museum of Art Huntsville, AL 

The Bones Of (Solo) The Cameron Art Museum Wilmington, NC

Wake The University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 

2015                             

SCOPE Art Basel Miami / Habatat Galleries Miami, FL 

SOFA Chicago Navy Pier / Blue Spiral One Gallery Chicago, IL 

Tunnel Vision The University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 

2014-15 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) Winston-Salem, NC

Dogwood Arts: Regional Fine Arts Exhibition Knoxville Art and Culture Alliance Knoxville, TN

The Penland Experience The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR

2014                           

Penland Resident Artist Exhibition University of North Carolina Asheville Asheville, NC

Re: Collect 2014 Re:View Contemporary Gallery Detroit, MI

Figurative Association: The Human Form Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

Legacy, Tradition, Reinvention Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Boone, NC

Taking Shape Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston, TX

Narration Five Artist Invitational Blue Spiral One Asheville, NC

Taking Shape The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Asheville, NC

2013                           

Craft Forms Wayne Art Center Wayne, PA

SOFA Chicago Taking Shape The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Chicago, IL

The Barns Studios 2013: The Resident Artists of Penland School of Crafts Asheville Area Arts Council Asheville, NC

Fun House The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR

SPRAWL Houston Center for Contemporary Craft Houston, TX

ArtKudos International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition www.artkudos.com 

Speaking in Species Greenhill Arts Center Greensboro, NC

Portrait V: Artist Portfolio Magazine www.myartcontest.com

Sculpture 2013 Tryon Fine Arts Center Tryon, NC

2013 Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg, VA

Breaking Ground: Innovative Craft HandMade in America Asheville, NC

Materials Hard and Soft Greater Denton Arts CouncilDenton, TX

Brothers: Non-Blood Kin // Skidmore, Farnsworth, Maddox Converse College Spartanburg, SC

VIA Penland Rebus Works Raleigh, NC

2012                           

Stagecraft  (solo) Walters State Community College Murfreesboro, TN

ArtKudos International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition www.artkudos.com                 

Forecast Exhibit Penland Gallery Penland, NC

Revolver The Upstairs Gallery Tryon, NC  

Arrowmont Artist in Residence Annual Exhibit Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

At 20: A Creative Continuum Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

Past the Totems Eastern Carolina University Greenville, NC

Irony - Play - Persona - Stage Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN

2011-2012                  

Artist-In-Residence Revolving Exhibition Loggia Gallery Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

2011                           

2nd Annual Invitational Art Exhibition University of North Carolina Asheville Asheville, NC

2-D 3-D 2011: Figurative Works San Joaquin Delta College LH Horton Jr. Gallery Stockton, CA

Artprize The Hot Spot Grand Rapids, MI

ArtKudos International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition www.artkudos.com 

Wood: Moving Forward Blue Spiral One Gallery Asheville, NC               

2010                           

Artists New to Asheville Exhibition Grovewood Gallery Asheville, NC

ArtKudos International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition www.artkudos.com

 

Regional Biennial Sculpture Exhibition Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI

HandMade: The Western North Carolina Craft, Architecture & Design Expo Asheville, NC

ArtPrize JW Mariot Grand Rapids, MI

Studio Excellence Exhibition Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI

Thesis Exhibition Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI

Dis.place.ment. International Exhibition Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids, MI

Western Michigan Regional Competition Juror's Recognition Award Lowell, MI

Midwest Fine Art Finals Online Competition

Grow Faster Kendall College of Art and Design Gallery 104 Grand Rapids, MI

OH + 5: Ohio Border Biennial Exhibition The Dairy Art Barn Athens, OH

2009                           

Forrest Hills Fine Arts Center Annual Exhibition Forrest Hills Fine Arts Center Forrest Hills, MI

Year One: Dustin Farnsworth Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts - Front Street Gallery Grand Rapids, MI

3-D In Three Cities Art Space East Lansing, MI

 

Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition Eastern Michigan University Ann Arbor, MI

Avenue for the Arts Spring Exhibition Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI

In All of Us a Hero Kendall College of Art and Design - Gallery 104 Grand Rapids, MI

2008                           

Wood Working and Functional Art Student Work Exhibition International Sculpture Center Conference Kendall College of Art and Design - Gallery 104 Grand Rapids, MI

 Craft USA 2008 National Craft Triennial Silver Mine Guild Arts Center New Canaan, CT  

Activesite IV Grand Rapids, MI

Under Pressure Printmaking Exhibition Gainney Gallery Byron Center, MI

Regional Biennial Sculpture Exhibition Saginaw Valley State University University Center, MI

Activesite III Grand Rapids, MI

ACC Baltimore KCAD Student Exhibition American Craft Council Baltimore, MD

Student Niche Award Finalist Philadelphia, PA

Space Opera The Capsule Gallery Grand Rapids, MI

2007-2008                  

Craft Forms 13th National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft Wayne, PA

2007                           

SOFA Chicago Navy Pier Katie Gingrass Gallery Chicago, IL

Active Site II Grand Rapids, MI

Space Opera Kendall College of Art and Design - Gallery 104 Grand Rapids, MI

Dubai International Office Furniture Show Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates)

ACC Baltimore KCAD Student Exhibition American Craft Council Baltimore, MD

Active Site I Grand Rapids, MI

 

Professional Experience

2017                           

Presenter: 2017 East Carolina University Metals Materials Topics Symposium East Carolina University Greenville, NC

2015                           

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Herron School of Craft Indianapolis, IN

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, WI

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

Instructor: Carved! Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

2014                           

Co-coordinator and Facilitator for Figurative Symposium Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

2013                           

 Taking Shape: Windgate Fellows and the Future of Craft SOFA Chicago 2013 Lecture Series Chicago, IL

Towards Ten and Connected Facilitator, Organizer of Symposium SOFA Chicago 2013 Chicago, IL

Core Fellowship 8-week Seminar Co-teacher with Rachel Meginnes Penland, NC

Presentation and Panel Discussion: "Through the Eyes of the Sculptor" Tryon Fine Arts Center Tryon, NC

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Eastern Oregon State University La Grande, OR

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques / Workshop on Laminating and Coopering University of Arkansas Littlerock Little Rock, AR

Juror 2013 Windgate Fellowship Grant The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Hendersonville, NC

 

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Arizona State University Tempe, AZ

2012                           

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Walters State Community CollegeMorristown, TN

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Georgia State University Atlanta, GA

Instructor: Wood Bending and Coopering Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

Instructor: Monotype Mayhem! Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

Art Reach Instructor Arrowmont School of Craft Teaching 5 classes of woodturning to groups of area students, grades 4th -12th / Each class 6 hrs Gatlinburg, TN

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Eastern Carolina University Greenville, NC

Visiting Artist Lecture University of North Carolina Asheville Asheville, NC

Visiting Artist Lecture and Select Student Critiques Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 2011-2012                  

Gallery Director Assistant to Karen Green Arrowont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

2011                           

Instructor: Hand Printed Holiday Cards Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

Art Reach Instructor Arrowmont School of Craft Teaching 14 classes of woodturning to groups of area students, grades 4th - 12th. / Each class 6 hrs Gatlinburg TN

Teaching Assistant to Sylvie Rosenthal Experimental-Traditional-Sculptural Furniture Mashup Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC

Juror OH+5. Ohio Border Biennial Exhibition Athens, OH

Public lecture Anna Porter Library Gatlinburg, TN

Public lecture: Meet the Maker UNC Asheville Asheville, NC

Nine-Month Assistantship to Brent Skidmore Windgate Fellowship Asheville, NC 2010                           

Assistant to Mariel Versluis (Master Printmaker) Aluminum Plate Lithography Workshop Grand Rapids, MI

Nine-Month Assistantship to Stoney Lamar Windgate Fellowship Saluda, NC

Teaching Assistant to Brent Skidmore Greenhorns in the Woodshop Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC

Instructor: Bending and Laminations Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

UICA Live Coverage Artist Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Grand Rapids, MI

2009                           

UICA Holiday Artist Market Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Grand Rapids, MI

Teaching Assistant to Sylvie Rosenthal The Basics: Fun and Simple Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC

Six-Week Printmaking Internship River House Editions Steamboat Springs, CO

Six-Week Internship with Brent Skidmore Asheville, NC

UICA Live Coverage Artist Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Grand Rapids, MI

Public Lecture Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI

2008- 2010                 

Sculpture Studio Monitor Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI Responsible for safety and assistance + instruction on tools including MIG welder, TIG welder, plasma cutter, cutting torches, horizontal band saw, etc.

2008                           

Teaching Assistant to Bob Marsh Wood Working/ Functional Art I Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI

UICA Holiday Artists Market Urban Institute for Contemporary Art Grand Rapids, MI 

Exhibition Lighting Activesite IV Grand Rapids, MI

Five Artist Presentations for incoming freshmen Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI

Student Leader KCAD American Craft Council Exhibition  "Schools to Market" Baltimore, MD

Student Mentor to Virginia Commonwealth University “Schools to Market” American Craft Council: Baltimore Baltimore, MD

2007                           

Volunteer for the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) SOFA Chicago, IL

2006- 2010                 

Wood Shop Monitor Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI Responsible for safety, assistance and instruction on tools including: table saw, band saw, wood lathe, joiner, planer, panel saw, drill press, scroll saw, sanders, mortise machine, mill, and basic hand tools.

Bench Room Monitor Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids, MI Responsible for safety, instruction on hand tools, and maintenance.

2007                           

Student Leader Exhibition Dubai, UAE International Office Furniture Show Dubai, United Arab Emirates                       

Teaching Assistant to Brent Skidmore Five Days of Furniture Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

Student Leader KCAD American Craft Council Exhibition "Schools to Market" Baltimore, MD

Assistant to Brent Skidmore, Studio Furniture Maker Grand Rapids, MI

2005                           

Assistant to Mariel Versluis, Master Printmaker “Train of Fools.” Grand Rapids, MI

 

Publications

2015                           

American Art Collector Magazine November 2015 issue Five-page article and images. Article by Susie Silbert

2013                           

Artist Portfolio Magazine online publication (full page) http://www.artistportfoliomagazine.com/

2010        

500 Cabinets Lark Books Two pieces

I.D. Magazine January/February 2010

2009                           

Kendall View Book pg 57 (printmaking), pg 110 (sculpture), pg 113 -2 images (sculpture)

2008                           

Sculptural Pursuit Magazine Spring 2008

2007                           

Woodwork Magazine pg. 45 October 2007

Grand Rapids Magazine Summer 2007

 

Awards, Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships

2016               

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Montreal, Quebec $15,000

Windgate Project Grant Windgate Charitable Foundation $10,000

2015                           

Dogwood Arts: Regional Fine Arts Exhibition Knoxville Art and Culture Alliance First Place / Best in Show $2,000 Juror Mark Scala

2014                           

North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Awarded in Sculpture $10,000

2013                           

Portrait V: Artist Portfolio Magazine www.myartcontest.com Honorable Mention (Full page in publication) Juror Joe Biel

Sculpture 2013 Tryon Fine Arts Center Tryon, NC Juror Sherry Masters Second Place $500

2013 Academy of Fine Arts Annual National Juried Art Exhibition Academy of Fine Arts Lynchburg, VA Juror David Lewis Second Place $700

2012                           

Honorable Mention Art Kudos National online competition.

2011        

Two-week residency in Letterpress/Printmaking Penland School of Crafts Penland, NC

2010                           

Windgate Fellowship Grant Award of $15,000                                          

Biennial Sculpture Exhibition Saginaw Valley State Juror Charles McGee First Place $2,500

Studio Excellence Award for Woodworking and Functional Art Kendall College of Art and Design

Gene Adcock Memorial Scholarship $4,000 tuition

Best in show. OH+5: Ohio Border Biennial Exhibition Dairy Arts Barn Athens, OH

2008                           

Biennial Sculpture Exhibition Saginaw Valley State Juror Sergio De Giusti First Place $5,000.00

Student Niche Awards Finalist

2005-2010                  

Deans List Kendall College of Art and Design

2005-2010                  

Presidents List Kendall College of Art and Design

2007    

Kendall Merit Award Half Tuition

  

Collections

The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston Houston, TX

The Huntsville Museum of Art Huntsville, AL

The Cameron Art Museum Wilmington, NC

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Gatlinburg, TN

 

Private Collections

Cathy Adelman

Sandy Berlin

Jan Katz and James Derbes

Lorne Lassiter and Gary Ferraro

John and Robyn Horn

Sheldon and Myrna Palley

Joan and Robert Zimmerman

Numerous Anonymous