EDUCATION

MFA, The University of Georgia, Drawing and Painting    

BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design (cum laude) Painting, minor in Art History

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Montevallo, Professor of Art and Department Chair

I have been the Painting concentration director since 2003 and the department chair since Aug. 2020

                       

EXHIBITION RECORD

2022                 From the Bricks: Recent Work from the University of Montevallo Faculty, The Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, AL, Jan. 10- March 29.

2021                 SECAC Juried Exhibition, Juror: Joey Yates, Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, Oct. 27-Nov. 12

Faculty Show, University of Montevallo, Poole Gallery of Art and The Gallery at Bloch Hall, September-October.

Converge, University of Montevallo Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Lowe Mill Art Center, Huntsville, AL, January 13-February 27.

2020                 Red Clay Survey, Huntsville Museum of Art, August 9 – October 4,

Jurors: Peter J. Baldaia and David J. Reyes

Shelby County Arts Council Juried Exhibition, January 23 – March 6, Columbiana, AL                    

2018                 Outpour, Hoover Public Library, October 2 – November 28 (Solo).

                        Collaborative work by Joseph and Misty Bennett, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Salmon Library Gallery, August 28 – September 27.

2017                 Coalesce: Collaborative Work by Joseph and Misty Bennett, Hoover Public Library, Friends Gallery May 1st-May 31st, and Plaza Gallery June 1st-June 30th.

2016                 Coalesce: Collaborative Work by Joseph and Misty Bennett, Fourth Floor Gallery, Birmingham Public Library, November 3rd-December 30th.

                        Magic City Art Connection, Linn Park, Birmingham, AL, April 22-24.

                        Art of the State, Tennessee Valley Art Museum, January 3- March 28, 2016.

2015                 Coalesce: Drawing Collaborations, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, August 9-October 31.

2014                 Collective Explorations, University of Montevallo Gallery,

                        Oct. 2 -22, Curated by Joe Bennett.

2013                 Perceptual Excavations, TEJAS Gallery, Dayton, OH, July 5-26, 2013.

Fables of the Eco-Future, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, Rabun Gap, GA, March 22-June 1, 2013, Curated by Lisa Alembik.

                        The Art of Healing- Wiregrass Museum/College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL (Permanent Collection).

Cochran Gallery, La Grange, GA, May 10-31, 2013.

Energen Art Competition, Birmingham, AL, March 11- 22, 2013.

2012                 Team/Work Drawing Collaborations, Georgia College Museum, Milledgeville, GA, Sept. 26-Dec. 8, 2012.

2011                 SECAC Juried Exhibition, Gutstien Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Juried by: Dan Cameron. Part of the SECAC 2011 Annual Conference. Nov. – Dec., 2011.

Alabama’s Finest, Gadsden Museum of Art, Nov. 14, 2011- Jan. 15, 2012, Gadsden, AL.

Six in One: SCAD in New American Paintings, Gallery See  (Atlanta) and Alexander Hall Gallery (Savannah), January 10-February 25, part of the SCAD deFine Art Event.

2010                 Misty Bennett, Deborah Karpman, and Ted Metz, Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, Alabama, June – July.

2009                 Art in Academia, Juried by Dr. Paul Richelson, Space 301, Mobile, AL, September 11-October 24.

Hope and Dream, Amanda Schedler Fine Art, Homewood, AL, February 13-March 28.

2008                 Misty Bennett: Works on Paper, Vandiver Gallery, Anderson University, Anderson, SC, October 15 – November 15 (Solo Show)

                        Transforming Matter, Caladan Gallery, February 10 – April 9.

The Southern Open 2008, Juried by Peter Frank, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, May 10 – July 26.

Classicism, Modernism, and Beyond, Juried by Darby Bannard, Gallery RFD, Statesboro, GA, April 12 – May 17.

Faculty Show, The University of Montevallo, August 28 – September 18.

Faculty Show: The University of Montevallo, Jacksonville State University, September 30 – October 31.

Energy in the 21st, Curated by Amanda Schedler,

21st Street Studios, Birmingham, AL, November 13 – December 31.

2007                 Red Clay Survey 2007, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville,

                        AL, Juror: Margaret Lazzari

2006                 Contemporary Alabama: 4 Artists, State Arts Council Art Gallery, Montgomery, AL, Curated by Georgine Clarke

                        Faculty Show, University of Montevallo Gallery, Montevallo, AL

2005                 The Saltline Biennial, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL,

Curated by Tommy McPherson

2005                 The Unfinished Project: Contemporary Southern Abstraction, Union Grove Gallery, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, Curated by Kathryn Jill Johnson

2005                 CAA Members Show, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005                 Misty Bennett and Clifton Pearson: Recent Faculty/Recent Work, University of Montevallo Gallery, Montevallo, AL

2004                  Focus - Alabama, Space 301, Mobile, AL

                         Momentum, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC, (Solo)

Ceres Sixth National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Feresteh Daftari, Museum of Modern Art curator                     

                        17th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition,

                         McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, Juror:  Matthew Drutt (Catalog)

University of Montevallo Faculty Show: 90 Days Same as Cash, University of Montevallo Gallery, Montevallo, AL

                         Salon Blue, Studio 201, Birmingham, AL

 

LECTURES

2018                 “Coalesce, collaborative work by Joseph and Misty Bennett” Gallery talk at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

2016                 “Expanded Forms,” Faculty Research Symposium, University of Montevallo

2013                 “Team/Work Drawing Collaborations,” Faculty Research Symposium, Discoveries session, University of Montevallo, collaboratively with Professor Joseph Bennett

                        “Terrestrial Ghost,” Faculty Research Symposium, Spectres session, University of Montevallo

2012                 “Team/Work Drawing Collaborations,” Georgia College Museum, Milledgeville, GA, collaboratively with Professor Joseph Bennett

2011                 “Works on Paper,” Faculty Research Symposium, University of Montevallo.

2008                 “Works on Paper,” Vandiver Gallery, Anderson University, Anderson, SC

2004                 American Association of University Women, “ The Road Less Traveled: Celebrating Creative Artists and Writers at the Crossroads”, Panel Discussion, University of Montevallo

2004                 “Influence and Metaphor”, University of Alabama at Huntsville  

                        “Influence and Metaphor”, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL

 

WORKSHOPS

2017                 Encaustic Painting, Forstall Art Center, Birmingham, AL. This was a day-long painting workshop that taught the basic materials and techniques of painting with pigment suspended in hot wax.

2016                 R & F Pigment Sticks, Forstall Art Center, Birmingham, AL. This workshop introduced students to the medium of oil paint sticks. Over the one-day course students completed one full painting and two small studies.

 

EXHIBITIONS JURIED

2019                 Shelby County Board of Education Art Contest Judge

                        Alabama State Council on the Arts Scholarship Juror

2013                 Pen Women’s Exhibition, Bluff Park, AL 

2010 & 2011     Monte Sano Art Show, Huntsville, AL

2007                 Gadsden Museum of Art Annual Juried Exhibition, Gadsden,                                                       AL

Tuscaloosa Arts Council Annual Juried Exhibition, City Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL

2005                 Prattauga Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Prattville, AL

2005                 Huntsville Art League Annual Exhibition, Huntsville, AL

2004                 The University of Alabama at Huntsville, Huntsville, AL

                        Juried Student Exhibition

                        Monte Sano Art Show, Huntsville, AL

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2018 & 2019     Visual Arts Achievement Program District Coordinator’s Grant (This grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts helps provide materials for the workshops we provide to middle school and high school students every year.)

2015 Research and Creative Projects Grant for Coalesce: Birmingham Public Library Exhibition

2014 Research and Creative Projects Grant for Scale Shift: Expanding Forms for Greater Connection

2012 Research and Creative Projects Grant for Team/Work Collaborations with Joseph Bennett

2012 Sabbatical, University of Montevallo

2010 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo

2008 Summer Research Stipend, Awarded by The Academic Development, Research and Special Projects Committee, The University of Montevallo

2007 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo, for solo exhibition at Anderson University Gallery in South Carolina

2005 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo, to purchase supplies for a new body of work.

2004 Research and Special Projects Grant, University of Montevallo, to pursue research and purchase necessary supplies for upcoming exhibitions.

2002 Purchase Award, MFA Exhibition, One of two works chosen for

purchase by the University of Georgia President's Collection

                       

PUBLICATIONS

Fables of the Eco-Future, Exhibition Catalog

New American Paintings, Southeastern Edition, V. 88, Juror: Barbara O’Brian, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2010

Studio Visit Magazine, The Open Studios Press, Volume 4

A juried selection of international visual artists, more than 1000 artists submitted work for this first edition of Studio Visit. Entries come from around the globe and in a variety of media, to be selected by the juror Carl Belz, Director Emeritus of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.

Alexandra Mack, “Now and Zen”, Charleston City Paper, Volume 8, Issue 6, September 29, 2004, 39-44. Exhibition review with photograph.

Lisa Reinauer, “17th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition”, Exhibition catalog, March 25 - April 15, 2004.

Catherine Fox, “Landscapes That Most of Us Never See”,  Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 30, 2002, C6. Exhibition review with photograph.

Felicia Feaster, “Familiar Territory”,  Creative Loafing Atlanta, August 28, 2002, 61.

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2003, 2004, 2007           The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA

 

COLLECTIONS

Carmichael Library, Harness Satchel, Octopus Bag, Chrysanthemum Sweater, 100% Silk, University of Montevallo, permanent collection.

College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL, Internal Landscape and Polka-Dot.

The University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL, Fold, Displayed in the College of Fine Arts Building (Davis Hall), as well as various works in Flowerhill, the University President’s residence

President's Collection, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Flood, 67 x 70 inches, Oil on masonite panels, Displayed in the New College building

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2019                             Alabama State Council on the Arts Scholarship Juror

Shelby County Board of Education Elementary School Art Contest Judge

2018                             Painting donated, American Association of University Women silent auction

2016                             Owens House, The Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center, My advanced painting class created a series of paintings which we donated and installed in the Owens House. We worked   closely with the staff to understand the various issues and needs of the children there and made work that responded to those needs and helped to make this place feel welcoming to them.

2013                             The Nature Conservancy Adirondack Chair Project,

                                    Railroad Park, Birmingham, AL

2013-2014                    Watercress Darter Festival, sponsored by the Southern Environmental Center, participated in fundraising painting project with UM students.

2011                             American Association of University Women Annual Fashion Show

2006-2010                    Montevallo Arts Council Board of Directors Member