Chris' Resume

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Education

2004           Master of Fine Arts - Emphasis in Ceramics and Jewelry

                  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

1999           Bachelor of Fine Arts - Emphasis in Ceramics and Glass Blowing                                    

                  University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

1996           Associate of Arts - Emphasis in Ceramics

                  Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus, Hurst, Texas

Museum Projects

2016-19      Marshal War Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations.

                  Marshal, Texas.

2017-18      C R Smith Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations.

                  Fort Worth, Texas.

2016           Fort Lancaster Historical Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations. Fort Lancaster, Texas. 

2016           Beta House Historical Museum, Oklahoma University – Artifact mount fabrications and installations. Norman, Oklahoma

2015           Frisco Historical Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations. Frisco, Texas.

2015           Plano Interurban Railway Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations. Plano, Texas.

2015           Varner Hogg – Artifact mount fabrications and installations.

                  West Columbia, Texas.

2013           Bot Scouts Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations.

                  Irving, Texas.

2013           Marshal Historical Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations. Marshal, Texas.

2006-09      Old Red Museum – Artifact mount fabrications and installations.

                  Dallas, Texas.

Academic and Professional Positions

2021 - 22     Adjunct Art Instructor - In person Ceramics I & II and Art Appreciation 

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest, Northeast Campuses, Fort Worth, Texas

2014-22      Chris Cunningham Studios, Artist and Owner

                  River Oaks, Texas

2022           College 4 Kids “Legos Robotics” summer classes

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest and Northeast Campuses, Fort Worth, Texas

2021           Summer, Adjunct Art Instructor - Online only Art Appreciation and Ceramics I 

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest, Northeast Campuses, Fort Worth, Texas

2019 - 21    Adjunct Art Instructor - In person and online Art Appreciation classes

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest, Northeast Campuses, Fort Worth, Texas

2006-19      Artwork and Artifact Installations, Custom Artistic Mount Fabrications

                  Nerwin and Martin Art Services, North Richland Hills, Texas

                  Museums include:

                           Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

                           The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX

                           Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX

                           Mabee - Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, Oklahoma

                           Marshal Historical and War Museums, Marshal, TX

                           C R. Smith, American Airlines Museum, Fort Worth, TX

                           Fort Lancaster Historical Museum, Sheffield, TX

                           Varner Hogg Historical Museum, West Columbia, TX 

                           Beta House, OU, Norman, OK

2015           Arlington, The American Dream City. Creator of the 6-foot-tall star model used to cast 20 fiberglass stars then painted by local artists and placed around in Arlington

                   Commissioned by Chris Hightower of Arlington Museum of Art, Texas

2015            College 4 Kids “Explore Your Imagination” ceramic tile project

                   Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2014           College 4 Kids “Achieving the Dream” Ceramic Tile Project

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2010-14      Adjunct Art Instructor - Ceramics  

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2013           Young Artists’ Workshop - Mixed Media - Invited Instructor

                  Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

2013           Sketching in Clay, 3-D Teen Studio with clay - Invited Instructor

                  Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas              

2010           Co-curator of the Tarrant County College District Student Art Competition

                  Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2009-10      Creator and Curator - Sky Light Gallery

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2009-10      Temporary Full-Time Art Instructor - Ceramics, Design I and Art Appreciation  

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2008           Glass Blowing - Artist and Instructor

                  SiNaCa Glass Studios, Fort Worth, Texas

2008           Lamp Working and Jewelry Workshop - Artist and Instructor

                  Visual Expressions Gallery, Cedar Hill, Texas

2008           Ceramics Workshop - Artist and Instructor

                  Visual Expressions Gallery, Cedar Hill, Texas

2008-09      Adjunct Instructor - Ceramics and Sculpture Classes

                  Dallas County Community College, El Centro Campus, Dallas, Texas             

2007-09      Adjunct Art Instructor - Ceramics  

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2006-07      Temporary Full-Time Art Instructor – Ceramics. Directed Ceramics and Sculpture Lab renovation maximizing efficiency 

                  Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2005           Lamp Working Workshops 1 & 2 - Artist and Instructor

                  The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, Texas

2005           Jewelry Making Workshops - Artist and Instructor

                  The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, Texas

2005-06      Adjunct Instructor - Ceramics  

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2000-04      Woodshop Assistant Manager

                  Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

1997-99      Vetro Art Glass - Artist and Assistant

                  Grapevine, Texas

Residencies and Workshops

2021           Canvas Training

                  Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus, Fort Worth, Texas 

2020           Online Certification training

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2018           Public Artists Workshop, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2018           Materials Hard and Soft; Hand Building Ceramic workshop, invited Artist

                  Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

2011           Bamboo Sculpture Residency; invited artist

                  Steelgrass Farms, Kauai, Hawaii

2010           Coastal Bend College Blown Glass Workshop with Jayne Duryea, invited artist

                  Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas

Exhibits and Show Selections

2022           16th Annual Texas Artists Coalition Member Show

                   Arts Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas

2020           23 Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

                  Juror: Jo Lauria. San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas

2019           53rd Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

                  Juror: Carlton Bradford. Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

2018           Materials Hard & Soft Show, Group Competition

                  Juror: Perry Price - Invited Artist to perform a ceramic workshop

                  Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

2017           51st Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

                  Juror: Carlos Llerena Aguirre                 

                 “Above Marine” Artwork purchased for Permanent Collection

                  Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

2016          Texas Visual Arts Association National - Group Competition

                  Mesquite Art Center, Texas

2016           897 Square Show

                  Juror: Stephen Lapthisophon. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth, Texas

2016          “Peek” A New Look at Lighted Sculpture

                  The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, Texas

2016           50th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture show

                  Juror: Brian Dettmer. Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

2016           Materials Hard & Soft Exhibition

                  Juror: Elizabeth Kozlowski. Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

2015           49th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture show

                  Juror: Chris Ramsay. Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

2014           20th Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition

                  Juror: Leopold Foulem. San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas

2013           Sculpture and Other Explorations Exhibition

                  The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, Texas

2013           48th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

                  Juror: Leonard Lehrer. Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

2012           Materials Hard & Soft - Group Competition

                  Juror:  Jean W. McLaughlin - Awarded $500 Merit. Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

2012           38th Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition

                  Juror: Tim Tate. Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2012           54th Annual Delta Exhibition

                  Juror: Tom Butler. Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2011           Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture Show

                  University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas

2011           Art in the Metroplex Show

                  Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas 

2011           Invited Artist for Glassblowing Workshop with Jayne Duryea

                  Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas

2010           Sculpture Walk - Group Show

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2010           Going Green - Group Show

                  Juror: Juan Granados. Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas

2010           Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Biennial Show - Group Show

                  The Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2010           Water Impressions - New Faculty Show with Heidi Lingamfelter

                  Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus, Fort Worth, Texas

2009           Bowls and Sails Show - Featured Artist

                  The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, Texas

2009           The Visual Arts Society of Texas 4th Annual 125 Mile Visual Arts Exhibition

                  Juror: Chris Bergquist Fulmer - Awarded $150 Category 5 Selection. Denton, Texas

2009           Birds and Skulls Show

                  Kettle Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2009           Starshine, 18th Annual Gala and Auction - The Arlington Museum of Art Annual Silent Auction - Group Exhibition and Auction

                  Arlington, Texas

2008           9 by 12 Show - Group Exhibition and Fund Raiser

                  Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

2008           The 2008 International Cone Box Show

                  Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas

2008           Black and White - The Arlington Museum of Art Annual Silent Auction - Group Exhibition and Auction

                  Arlington, Texas

2007           35th Annual Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition                                                         

                  Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2007           Valenshine, For the Love of Art - The Arlington Museum of Art Annual Silent Auction - Group Exhibition and Auction 

                  Arlington, Texas 

2006           Manmade with a Hint of Nature - Solo Show

                  Cedar Valley College, Dallas, Texas

2006           Panache Magazine - Featured Artist

                  Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

2006           Fire and Ice - The Arlington Museum of Art Annual Silent Auction - Group Exhibition and Auction

                  Arlington, Texas

2005           Texas Visual Arts Association National Competition

                  Juror: Dr. Edmund Pillsbury - Awarded $1000 Best of Show                                         

                  Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas