Robert K. Dickson

 

1528 Edgar Avenue

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania  17201

717-264-5079          

rdickson@wilson.edu

www.rkdickson.com

 

Research interests; Film-based photography, Mid-20th century abstraction in American art

 

Education

 

2002                      Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas; MFA Printmaking            

1991-2000             The Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado; Studio ephasis in printmaking) and art                                           history classes, including three semesters as studio manager

1976                      The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania; B.S. in Geological Science

Academic Employment

Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

2009-present         Associate Professor of Fine Arts: Teaching Art History, Photography, Printmaking, Senior Studio

                              Seminar (capstone project), MFA Mentor

2015-2017             Chair, Division of Arts and Letters

                              Acting Director, MFA Program, September 2016 – January 2017

2007-2016             Chair, Department of Fine Arts & Dance

2003-2009             Assistant Professor of Fine Arts: Teaching Art History, Drawing, Photography, and Printmaking

2005-2011             NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative, responsible for coordinating academic concerns with

                              intercollegiate athletics program and hiring

The Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado

2003                      Lecturer in Art: Teaching: Color Theory, Foundation 2D Design, and all levels of Printmaking

2002                      Visiting Artist: Printmaking demonstrations, and critiques. Printing with E.C. Cunningham,

                             

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

2000-2002             Graduate Teaching Assistant: Instructor of record for Beginning Printmaking three semesters,

                               assist with printmaking and drawing instruction, printmaking studio manager.

                               Printing/collaborative printing with Visiting Professor of Art Duat Vu, Visiting Artists Deloss

                              McGraw and E.C. Cunningham, and Professor John Boyd.

Professional Development

2019   Non-Toxic Intaglio Printing, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, David Mohallatee instructor. Learned alternative

           processes for use in new Wilson Printmaking studio

           Pronto Plate Lithography, Zea Mays Printmaking, Carolyn Muskat instructor. Learned alternative, non-toxic

           process for use in new Wilson Printmaking studio

2017   Sabbatical: Equivalence and Creativity. Resulting in exhibition Rock. Water. Air. January, 2018 at Wilson

           College. Extensive travel and over 1,100 large format photographs as well as academic research.

2011   Council of Independent Colleges Kress Seminar: Living with Art in Renaissance and Baroque Europe, High

           Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

           Drawing Without Thinking Creativity Workshop with Pat Steir, Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper,

           New York

2009   Co/laboratory: Approaches to Creative Practice, Performance and Choreography with Jeanine Durning,

           SUPA, Wilson College

Exhibitions since 2009          ( ) = number of works shown

Solo     2018   Rock. Water. Air. Sabbatical Photographs, Cooley and Bogigian Galleries, Wilson College (39)

            2012   New Renaissance Prints, Hillyer Art Space at International Art and Artists, Washington, D.C. (10)

            2012   Prints and Drawings, Shippensburg State University (duo show, 13)

            2009   New Prints, Wilson College (9)

                       

Group  2019   MFA Student/Faculty Exhibition, Wilson College (1)

            2018   Faculty Staff Exhibition, Wilson College (1)

            2016   Faculty Staff Exhibition, Wilson College (2)

            2014   Faculty Staff Exhibition, Wilson College (1)

            2013   Course and Discourse, Susquehanna Art Museum (1)

            2012   Faculty Staff Exhibition, Wilson College (1)

                       

Conferences Attended Since 2009

            2016   College Art Association, Washington, DC

Professional Affiliations

American Association of University Professors

College Art Association

College Service:

2019              Lortz Hall Renovation collaborator, Printmaking and Ceramics Studios

2018-19         MA Thesis Advisor  Christine Ecker, "Indian/NOT Indian: The Work of Three AMERICAN Artists"

2017- present   MFA mentoring and Thesis Committee participation

2016              Acting MFA Director

2015-17         Division of Arts and Letters Chair

2014              Faculty Senate At-large member from Humanities Division

2013              Orientation Sexual Assault Awareness (for incoming male students)

                      Fencing Club Advisor

                      Retention Working Group

2012-16         Faculty Bylaws Committee

                                    2013-14 Ad-hoc Senate steering committee

2011-13         Student Affairs Committee (ongoing JHC substitute)

2008-16         Alternative Spring Break Auctioneer

2007-15         Fine Arts and Dance Department chair

                                    Major Curriculum revision 2013-4

                                    Signature Program development

                                    MFA development, curriculum, and implementation

                                    Chair, Dance search commitee

2006-10         Faculty Advisor: Peoples Republic of Art (art club)

Community Service

2008-present  ARTfest, Advisor (participant 2005-7)

2003-present  Penn’s Woods Printmakers, technical advisor

                        American Red Cross, blood donor, 70 units to date

2012                Mental Health Association art judge

                       

Invited Presentations and Publications

2019   Rock. Water. Air. Luther Ridge Senior Living, Chambersburg, PA

           Introduction to Monotype workshop, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD

2018   Rock. Water. Air. Institute of Retired Persons, Chambersburg, PA

           Creativity: Rock. Water. Air. St. Andrews Church, Shippensburg, PA

           Creativity: Rock. Water. Air. Sabbatical Photographs, Wilson College Board of Trustees

2017   Landscape and Scenery. Institute of Retired Persons, Chambersburg, PA

2015   “(Re)Presenting the Phallus: Gladiators and Their "Swords" in Spartacus in the Television Arena: Essays

           on the Starz Series, McFarland Press (with Michael G. Cornelius)

2014   Master of Fine Arts Final Feasibility Study, Wilson College Board of Trustees. February and May (2x)

           Prophetic Visions Looking at Prophecy. Orr Forum, Wilson College

2013   Master of Fine Arts Curriculum and Feasibility Study, Wilson College Board of Trustees

           New Renaissance Prints. Wilson College Board of Trustees

           Women in Art Part 2: Institute of Retired Persons, Chambersburg, PA

           Buddhist Meditation Practice, World Religions class presentation, Wilson College

           National Lab Day Photography Workshop, Wilson College

           Home-school Lab Day Photography Workshop, Wilson College

           Women In Art teaching demonstration, Drive-In Registration, Wilson College

2012   Women in Art Part 1 Institute of Retired Persons, Chambersburg, PA

           National Lab Day Photography Workshop, Wilson College

           Orientation Common Content film discussion

2011   Orientation Common Content film discussion

2009   Origins of Abstraction, Institute of Retired Persons, Chambersburg, PA

 

Teaching

Current Courses:

FA 115 Art Appreciation

FA 118 Photography 1

FA 130 World Art (FA 170 prior to 2014)

FA 216 Printmaking 1

FA 218 Photography 2

FA 226 Medieval and Islamic Art

FA 238 Women in Art

FA 240 Art and Culture of East Asia

FA 260 Western Art History: 1000-1800

FA 261 Western Art History: 1800-1980

FA 318 Photography 3

Other courses since 2009:

ENV 170 Environmental Geology, through 2013

FA 231 Age of Michelangelo (Renaissance), through 2014

FA 232 Art of the Golden Age (Baroque), through 2013

FA 235 19th Century Art, through 2013

FA 237 20th Century Art, through 2014

© 2018 by R.K. Dickson

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