Bio

DeWitt Godfrey, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History

Colgate University

13 Oak Drive

Hamilton, NY 13346

Tel              +1-315- 228-7593

Email         dgodfrey@mail.colgate.edu

Web            http://www.dewittgodfrey.com

 

EDUCATION

 

1996                       MFA Sculpture, School of Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot Watt

                                 University, Edinburgh, Scotland

1982                       BA Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

 

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

 

2012                        DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

2010                        Kennedy Art Museum, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2007                        Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Sculpture Court, Cazenovia, New York

2006                       “Pamplona,” Rockingham Arts and Music Project, Bellows Falls, Vermont

“Pamplona,” The Lot, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

“Pamplona,” Café Pamplona and CAC Gallery, Cambridge Arts Council,

Cambridge, Massachusetts

2004                       “Picker Sculpture,” The Picker Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

“Picker Sculpture,” Black + White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2003                        “Driggs Sculpture,” Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts

“Driggs Sculpture,” Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College,

Amherst, Massachusetts

2002                       “Driggs Sculpture” Black + White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2001                        “Amherst Drawings,” Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

1998                        Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas (also 1997, 1992 and 1987)

“CAM Sculpture” Sculpture Center, New York City

“CAM Sculpture” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

1991                        David Beitzel Gallery, New York City

1988                        R.C. Erpf Gallery, New York City

1986                        Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas

Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, Houston, Texas (also 1984)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2011                        “Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms” Frederik Meijer Gardens and                                     Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

2010            “Salon des Refuses – Sights Unseen” Stuart Keeler, Public Art Network Conference

“The Other End of the Line” Friends of the Highline, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (cont.)

 

2008            “Baltimore Sculpture Project” Baltimore, Maryland

“Art in the Public Sphere: Singular Works, Plural Possibilities” University Gallery, Umass Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

“Faculty Show,” Clifford Gallery, Little Hall, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

2007                        “Sarasota Season of Sculpture no. 4” Sarasota, Florida

2006            “Sculpture Space Inside Out,” Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

“Pamplona,” “Some Sculpture: Albee’s Choice,” Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York

“Faculty Show,” Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

2005            “Picker Sculpture,” “Summer Selections,” The Fields Sculpture Park, Art OMI International, Ghent, New York

“Picker Sculpture,” “Beyond/In Western New York,” Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Catalog

2004            “Drawings by Sculptors: selections from the Kramarsky collection and gallery artists,” Black + White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2002             “Five x Ten: Five College Advanced Drawing Faculty Show,” Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

“2002 International Sculpture Symposium,” Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania

“Faculty and Student Show” Cortona Studies Abroad Program 2000 – 01, Lamar Dodd School of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2001                        “The Fields Sculpture Park,” Art OMI International, Ghent, New York

2000                        “II Sculpture Simposium Ciudad Empresarial,” Ciudad Empresial, Santiago, Chile

“Once Removed,” Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York

“Confluence: artist’s books at five myles,” five myles gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1999                        “5 College Faculty Exhibition,” Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

“XCXL: eXquisite Corpse eXtra Large,” 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

1998                        “Sculpture Annual,” Art Omi, Omi, New York

“Faculty Exhibition,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

1996                        “Edinburgh Festival Exhibition,” Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

1995                        “Society of Scottish Artists Annual,” Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

1994                        “Annual,” Stone Museum, Aji-cho, Kagawa-ken, Japan

“Out of This World,” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

1993                        “Darkness + Light, Twentieth-Century Works from Texas Collections,” Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. catalogue

“Ink and Wash: Drawings…,” Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas

1992                        “Singular and Plural, Recent Accessions, Drawings and Prints, 1945-1991,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1991                        “Another Dimension: Drawings by Six Contemporary Sculptors,” Met Life Gallery, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York City

1990                        “Drawing and Space,” Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan

1989                        “Private Eye: Selections from Private Collections,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1988                        “Innovations in Sculpture: 1985-1988,” Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Catalogue

“Art on the Beach,” Creative Time, Long Island City, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (cont.)

 

1986                        “Third Western States Biennial,” Western States Art Foundation, Brooklyn

Museum, Brooklyn, New York. catalogue

1985                        “Charcoal Drawings: 1880-1985,” Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas. catalogue

“Houston Festival: The Bayou Show,” Houston, Texas

“Southwest ‘85,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. catalogue

1984                        “Drawings,” D.W. Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

“The Third Coast Show,” Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas. catalogue

“Texas Only,” Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas.

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2011            “Lex” commissioned by Lexarts and Leadership Lexington, a project for the roof of the Downtown Arts Center, Lexington, KY; projected completion Spring 2012

2009                        Greenwich South commissioned by The Alliance for Downtown New York to                                     participate in a visioning study that presents ways to transform the 23 blocks                                     south of the World Trade Center—known as Greenwich South. The study was                                     led by Architecture Research Office with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects &                                                 Planners and Open, LLC. The study also features contributions from Thom                                     Mayne, Lozano-Hemmer, Transsolar Climate Engineering and Jorge Colombo.                                     http://www.downtownny.com/greenwichsouth/

2007                        Blanchard Road commissioned by the Public Art Office, Cambridge Arts                                     Council, Cambridge, Massachusetts, percent for art project in conjunction with                                     traffic calming and road improvements. In progress.

2007                        “Claverack” private commission for the Kaufman/Berger Residence, Columbia                                     County, New York

AWARDS/GRANTS

 

2010                        Picker Fellowship, Research Council, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

(also 2007)

Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute, with Thomas Tucker, Tomaz Pisanski,

Daniel Bosia, “Mathematical Methodologies for Art and Design”

Associate Faculty Leave

2005                        Research Council, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York (also 2004)

2002                        Faculty Research Assistance Program, Amherst College (also 2000, 1999)

Miner D. Crary Summer Research Fellowship, Amherst College, Amherst

1997                        Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Artist Fellowship, Sculpture, New York

1994                        Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Commission, United States and United Kingdom

1993                        Japan Foundation, Artist’s Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan

1991                        New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists Fellowship, Sculpture

1989                        Henry Luce Foundation, Luce Scholar, New York City

Sculpture Space, Funded Residency, Utica, New York

1987                        Edward F. Albee Foundation, Summer Residency, Montauk, New York

1985                        National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist’s Fellowship

1984                        Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Clare Hart DeGolyer Fund award, Dallas, Texas

 

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Europos Parkas, Vilnius Lithuania

Oracle Corporation, Los Angeles, California

Runnymede Sculpture Park, San Francisco, California

Estee Lauder Group, New York City

Texaco, Houston, Texas

Southwestern Bell, St. Louis, Missouri

Century Development Corporation, Houston, Texas

Chemical Bank, New York City

PaineWebber, New York City

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2006                    “Maureen Brennan – Working the System: Red Tape, Bureaucracies, Permits, Insurance, Protocols, Parking and Port-a-Potties,” Art Journal, vol. 65, no. 1, Spring 2006, pp. 61-62.

2004                    “Tube Drawing,” 100 Creative Drawing Ideas, Audette, Anna Held, editor, Shambala Press, p. 88.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS, PRESENTATIONS

 

2011                        Panelist – “Mathematics and Art” University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Institute AVA, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010                       Juror — International Sculpture Center’s (ISC) Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

2009 – 13               Secretary to the Board of Directors, College Art Association, New York

2008                       Panel – “Tucker’s Genus Two Group,” with Professor Tom Tucker and Duane Martinez, celebrating the June 2008 installation of a sculpture showing the symmetries of the Monius-                                  Kantor Graph of Tucker’s Group at the Technical Museum of Slovenia, Bistra. October 2008.

2007 – 10               Director, Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts (ICPA) Colgate, University

2007                        Lecture — “Art in Public,” Magazine 07, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland

2007                        Panel co-chair — “Double-Headed Creatures: Professors Who Teach Both Art and Art History, and the Combined Departments of Art Practice and Art History,” with Professor Bertha                                  Gutman, Delaware County Community College, College Art Association Annual Conference, February 14, 2007

2006                        Co-Chair — “Public Art on Campus: a Sculpture Symposium”, September 8 and 9, 2007, with Professor Deborah Pokinski, Hamilton College, Colgate University and Hamilton College,                                   Clinton and Hamilton, New York

2004 – 07               Chair — Professional Practices Committee, College Art Association, New York, New York

2004                         Juror — Strategic Opportunities Stipends (SOS), Central Region, New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts

2001 – 03                Services to Artists Committee, College Art Association, New York, New York

1986 – pres.            Professional Member, International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey

 

 

 

TEACHING

 

2003 – pres.   Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York (promotion in 2007)

2003                 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts

2002                 Lecturer, Honors Drawing Course, 5 Colleges, Inc., Amherst, Massachusetts (also 2001 and 1999)

2001                  Faculty, University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program-Cortona, Cortona, Italy

2000                 Co-coordinator, Honors Drawing Course, 5 Colleges, Inc., Amherst, Massachusetts

1999-03            Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

1997-98            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fine Arts and Art History Department, Hofstra University

1994-96            Ad-Hoc Faculty, School of Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot Watt University

Instructor, Junior School, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1982-86            Instructor, Adult School, Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 

VISITING ARTIST

 

2009                        Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2001                        Common School, Amherst, Massachusetts

1999                        Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

1995                        East Anglia University, Cambridge, England

1993                        Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

University of Texas, Austin, Texas

1991                        SUNY Albany, Albany, New York

Columbia University, New York, New York

1988                        Boston Museum School, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

 

SELECTED CRITICAL REVIEWS

 

Naselli, Mara, “Relax: Art Doesn’t Think You’re Dumb,” The Rapidian

http://therapidian.org/relax-art-doesn%E2%80%99t-think-you%E2%80%99re-dumb  September 27th, 2011.

Editor, “DeWitt Godfrey: Drawings”

http://artsforohio.blogspot.com/2009/09/dewitt-godfrey-drawings.html

Chabon, Matt “Filling Downtown’s Donut Hole”

http://www.archpaper.com/e-            board_rev.asp?News_ID=3879

Costello, Kevin, Sarasota Herald Tribune, November 18, 2007.

Matthews-Berenson, Margaret, “Sculpture Space Celebrating 30 Years”, Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 26, no. 1, January/February 2007.

Baker, Alyson and Mestovic, Ilana, Socrates Sculpture Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, 2006, Long Island City, New York.

Editor, Goings on About Town, Art, Out of Town – “The Fields at Art Omi” The New Yorker, August 21, 2006, pg. 14.

Long, Robert, “’Albee’s Choice at Longhouse: When Art and Nature Conspire,” The East Hampton Star, July 27, 2006, p. C1.

Editor, Recent Projects – “Public Art/Moving Site” Public Art Review, Spring/Summer 2006, p. 88

de Lima Greene, Alison; Fletcher, Valerie J.; Trieb, Marc, “DeWitt Godfrey,” Isamu Noguchi: A Sculpture for Sculpture, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2006, pp. 86 – 87.

La Rocco, Danielle, “Sculpture Comes to the ‘Have in Circles,” Yale Herald, March 2, 2006, p. 14.

Atiya, Alexandra N., “Godfrey Takes Art to the Streets,” Harvard Crimson, February 10, 2006, p. B1.

McQuaid, Kate, “A Moving Feast of Public Art,” Boston Globe, Wednesday January 11, 2006, p. E-1.

Brickman, David, “Not Too Far a Field,” Metroland, 2005, vol. 28 no. 33.

Heuer, Megan, “The Incredible Lightness of Steel,” Artnews, Summer 2005, p. 224.

Milroy, Sarah, “Toronto shuffles off to Buffalo,” Toronto Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday, June 1, 2005, Page R3.

Gaasch, Cynnie, “From Nature to Psychobabble,” Artvoice, May 26 – June 1, 2005, Buffalo, New York, p. 16.

Huntington, Richard, “Stroke of Cooperative Genius Enlivens Massive Showcase,” The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New York May 15, 2005.

“Exhibit of Regional Art has Big Range,” The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New York, May 9, 2005.

Rapaport, Brooke Kamin, “Planning for Happenstance: DeWitt Godfrey,” Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 24 no. 4, May 2005, p. 47.

Chambers, Christopher, “Winter Picks”, NYArts Magazine, January/February 2005, http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/articles.php?aid=807.

Psyllos, Stephen, “DeWitt Godfrey,” New York Press, October 19, 2004, Vol. 17, Issue 42.

Faust, Lily, “DeWitt Godfrey,” New York Art World, October 2004, p.10.

Editor, Goings on About Town, Art, Galleries, Brooklyn – “DeWitt Godfrey” The New Yorker, October 7, 2004, pg. 21.

Maine, Stephen, “Dateline Brooklyn,” Artnet.com, September 30, 2004 http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/reviews/maine/maine9-30-04.asp.

Gibson, Todd, “A Couple Williamsburg Picks,” From the Floor, September 19, 2004 http://fromthefloor.blogspot.com/2004_09_01_fromthefloor_archive.html.

Mayo, Marti et al., Perspectives @ 25: a quarter century of new art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, 2004, pp. 15, 174, 175, 178, 182, 194, 196.

Valdez, Sarah, “DeWitt Godfrey and Lael Marshall,” Artnews, Vol. 102, No. 4, April 2003, pg. 127.

Longhi, Tomasso, “Lael Marshall and DeWitt Godfrey,” the Brooklyn Rail, Winter 2003, pg. 31.

Editor, Art/Listings/Elsewhere – Black and White Gallery – “DeWitt Godfrey: Driggs Sculpture,” Time Out NY, January 2 – 9, 2003. pg. 62.

Editor, Goings on About Town, Art, Brooklyn – “DeWitt Godfrey/Megan Foster” The New Yorker, January 30, 2003, p. 18.

Lasell, Peter,  “Lael Marshall, DeWitt Godfrey,” The New York Art World, New York, New York, December 2002, pg. 13.

Davids, Adam, “DeWitt Godfrey,” http://nyc.flavorpill.net/mailer/issue131/#godfrey.

Flavorpill, New York, New York, December 10 – 16, 2003.

Parnass, Larry – “Q&A, DeWitt Godfrey,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 27, 2000, pg. B6.

Colpit, Francis – “Report From Houston,” Art in America, October, 2000, pg. 71.

Smith, Roberta – “Stretching the Definitions of Outdoor Sculpture,” The New York Times, July 28th, 2000.

Greene, Alison de Lima –Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Museum of Fine  Arts Houston, 2000, pp. 29, 116-117, 143-144, 233, 245, 256.

Highstein, Jene – “The State of Sculpture in Late 1999,” NYArts, 12, December 1999, p. 83.

Wei, Lily – “Dewitt Godfrey at the Sculpture Center,” Art in America, #9, September 1999, p. 129.

Johnson, Ken – “DeWitt Godfrey,” The New York Times, December 18, 1998.

Everett, Deborah – “DeWitt Godfrey,” NYArts Magazine, #27, December 1998, p.56.

Editor, Goings on About Town, Art – “DeWitt Godfrey”, The New Yorker, November 30, 1998, p.18.

Mayo, Marti – DeWitt Godfrey: A Sculpture and Two Drawings, catalogue, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, June 1, 1998.

Greene, Alison de Lima, Diane Planer Lovejoy and William Thompson, The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Bulletin 17, April 1996, pp. 54-55.

Kerr, Sally – “Edinburgh College of Art…,” The Glasgow Herald, June 20, 1995.

Uchiyama Akiko – “Interview with a Key Person, DeWitt Godfrey,” Gallery (Japan), October 1994, p. 46.

Scott, Martha – Innovations in Sculpture 1985-1988, catalogue, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1988.

Kimmelman, Michael – “Biomorphic Profiles,” The New York Times, May 20, 1988, section C.

McCombie, Mel – “DeWitt Godfrey,” ARTnews, March 1988, p. 214.

Heartney, Eleanor – “DeWitt Godfrey/Stephen Maine,” ARTnews, April 1987, pp. 179-181.

Brenson, Michael – “L’Ecole des Beaux Arts …,” The New York Times, January 16, 1987, p. 30C.

Kotik, Charlotta – “America Isn’t a Country – It’s a World,” Third Western State Biennial catalogue, Western States Arts Foundation, 1986.

Freudenheim, Susan – “A Fresh Take on Minimalism,” Texas Homes, August 1986, pp. 15-18.

Brenson, Michael – “How the Myths and Violence of the West Inspires Its Artists,” The New York Times, June 15, 1986, section C.