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Timothy Norris

EDUCATION

1987 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
Master of Fine Arts: Painting

1986 Northern Illinois University
Master of Arts: Studio Arts

1985 Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts: Art History

EMPLOYMENT

1996-present Instructor of Art and Art History
Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan.
Courses taught: Ancient-Gothic, Renaissance-Modern & Contemporary Art History,
Painting I & II, Drawing I & II, Art Education. Co-curator of Overbrook Art Gallery.

2011-13 Chair, Arts and Humanities Department
Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, Michigan.

1992-96 Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan.
See Curatorial Highlights.

1990-96 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Courses taught: Ancient-Gothic & Renaissance-Modern Art History,
Painting I, Drawing I.

1988-90 Assistant Professor of Art
Pikeville College, Pikeville, Kentucky.
Courses taught: Art History surveys, Painting I, Drawing I, 2 and 3-D Design, Sculpture I.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2012 Merit Award for 2-D Artwork: Greater Michigan Exhibition, Dow Museum of Art and Science, Midland, Michigan.

2009 Research Sabbatical. Muskegon Community College.

2007 Grand Prize: Greater Michigan Exhibition, Dow Museum of Art and Science, Midland, Michigan.

Grand Valley State University Purchase Award: 79th Regional Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.

Second Place (for collaborative painting with Patti Opel). West Michigan Area Show, Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2004 Third Place. All Michigan/All Media Exhibition, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.

2002 Research Sabbatical. Muskegon Community College.
2000 Pfizer/Pharmacia Corp. Purchase Award. West Michigan Area Show, Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1994 Best of Show: Arts Foundation of Michigan Award. All Michigan/All Media Show, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan.

1991 Excellence Award: All Michigan Exhibition, Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills Arts Association, Birmingham, Michigan.

1985-87 Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Albion College
Art Center of Battle Creek
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Valley State University
Kellogg Community College
MaComb Art Center
Millikin University
Muskegon Community College
Muskegon Museum of Art
Pfizer (Pharmacia/Upjohn) Corporation
Saginaw Art Museum
Northern Illinois University Music Library
West Michigan Symphony
Western Michigan University

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON COLLABORATIVE SHOWS

2012 Fire and Ashes: Works by Timothy Norris. Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan.

2011 Fire and Ashes: Works by Timothy Norris. Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Michigan.

2010 Fire and Ashes: Works by Timothy Norris. Alden B. Dow Museum of Art and Science, Midland, Michigan.

Timothy Norris: Fire Paintings, Carbon Drawings, and Earthwork Models.
Overbrook Gallery, Muskegon Community College, Michigan.

2009 Wrestling Natures: Solo and Collaborative Works by Timothy Norris and Patricia Opel. Stubnitz Gallery, Department of Art and Design, Adrian College, Michigan.

Through a Crack in the Lake: Collaborative Paintings. Richmond Art Center, Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2008 Through a Crack in the Lake. Rankin Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.

2006 Through a Crack in the Lake. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.

2005 Through a Crack in the Lake. Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan.

Universe. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Through a Crack in the Lake. Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, Albion College, Michigan.

2003 Deep Fields and Fire Wheels: New Paintings and Drawings.
Southwest Michigan College, Dowagiac, Michigan.

Deep Fields and Fire Wheels: New Paintings and Drawings. Overbrook Gallery, Muskegon Community College, Michigan.

2002 Through a Crack in the Lake. Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island, Illinois.

Solo Works. Black Hawk College, Moline, Illinois.

2000 Wrestling Natures: Collaborative Paintings. Art Center of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Through a Crack in the Lake. Artsplace, Newaygo County Council for the Arts, Fremont, Michigan.

1997 The Order of the Tensions Continuing: Selected Works from the Series 1993-96. Overbrook Gallery, Muskegon Community College, Michigan.

Wrestling Natures. Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, Michigan.

1996 Timothy Norris: Paintings. Perkinson Gallery, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois.

1995 The Order of the Tensions Continuing. Davidson Gallery, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Michigan.

1994 The Order of the Tensions Continuing. Gallery II, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1992 Recent Work. David Strawn Gallery, Jacksonville, Illinois.

Paintings. The Upjohn Company, in association with the Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1991 Paintings. Kingscott Gallery, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1987 M.F.A. Exhibition. Graduate Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

1986 M.A. Exhibition. Graduate Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS AND JURIED COMPETITIONS

2014 Teachers Show. Fire Barn Gallery, Grand Haven, Michigan.

2013 Artprize. Western Michigan University Grand Rapids Center, Michigan.

Drawing and Printmaking Exhibition. Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, Michigan.

West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan.

Greater Michigan Exhibition, Dow Museum of Art and Science, Midland, Michigan.

2012 Artprize. Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan.

Greater Michigan Exhibition, Dow Museum of Art and Science, Midland, Michigan.
Merit Award for 2-D Artwork.

84th Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.

West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan.

2010 82nd Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.

Mirror, Mirror: Art Inspired by Folk and Fairy Tales. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.

Change of Seasons Juried Competition, White Lake Gallery, Montague, Michigan. Best of Show Award.

2009 81st Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.

2008 80th Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan.
Honorable Mention.

West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan.

Social Discourse. Lansing Art Gallery, Michigan.

Change of Seasons Juried Competition, White Lake Gallery, Montague, Michigan. White Lake Gallery Choice Award.

2007 Greater Michigan Exhibition. Dow Museum of Art and Science, Midland, Michigan.
Grand Prize.

79th Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.
Purchase Prize: Grand Valley State University.

West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan.
Second Place Award.

2006 78th Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.

Change of Seasons Juried Competition, White Lake Gallery, Montague, Michigan. Second Place Award.

2005 Wheels in Motion. Muskegon Museum of Art. Ten artists interpret the theme of
technology and humanity as a part of the annual county-wide Arts and Humanities
Festival.

Water Wonderland: Michigan’s Fragile Resource. Lowell Area Arts Council.
32 Michigan artists respond to water.

All Michigan/All Media Competition, Rankin Gallery, Ferris State University,
Big Rapids, Michigan.

77th Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.

Festival of the Arts Juried Exhibition. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan.

2004 All Michigan/All Media Exhibition. Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.
Third Place Award.

Artist as Educator. Artsplace, Newaygo County Council for the Arts,
Fremont, Michigan.

West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan.

76th Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.

2002 Michigan Artists Competition. Art Center of Battle Creek, Michigan.

2001 Michigan Artists Competition. Art Center of Battle Creek, Michigan.

73rd Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.

Other Views. Buckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan.

2000 72nd Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.

Michigan Artists Competition. Art Center of Battle Creek, Michigan.

West Michigan Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan.
Pfizer (Pharmacia/Upjohn) Corp. Purchase Award.

1999 Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Invitational. The Art Center, Mt. Clemens, Mich.

71st Regional Competition. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.

1998 The Fall of the House of Usher. Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids. Paintings also used in Opera Grand Rapids’ production of The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass.

1996-97 Streams and Chains. Michigan Traveling show: Adrian College, Albion College, Muskegon Community College, Lansing Art Gallery, Saginaw Art Museum, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, McCune Art Center in Petoskey.

1996 State-line Vicinity Exhibition. Rockford Art Museum, Illinois.

A Good Painting Show. Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Michigan.

1995 Streams and Chains. Artspace-Center for Contemporary Arts, Lima, Ohio.
Cristina Carver & Timothy Norris. Bobitt Visual Arts Center, Albion College, Michigan.

Flight and Friction: Works by Pi Benio and Timothy Norris. MaComb Art Center,
Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Timothy Norris, Patricia Opel, and John Running-Johnson. Fine Arts Gallery, University of Michigan-Flint, Michigan.

W.M.U. Art Faculty Exchange Exhibition. University Galleries, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

The Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan. Juror: Janet Fish.

1994 Brendan Keenan and Timothy Norris. Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, Michigan.

The All Michigan/All Media Show. Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan.
Best of Show Award.

1993 The Halpert Biennial National Exhibition. Catherine Smith Gallery,
Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.

Art Faculty Exhibition. Dalton Center, Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The All Michigan/All Media Show. Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan. Honorable Mention.

65th Annual Regional Show. Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.
Juror: Susan Senseman.

1992 East Meets West. Michigan Traveling Show: Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Painting-Like. Bowman, Penelec, and Megahan Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Vessels. Michigan Traveling Show: Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph; Holland Area Arts Center; South Haven Center for Contemporary Arts.

The All Michigan/All Media Show. Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan.

The Regional Artists’ Biennial Exhibition. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana.

Fifth Annual Invitational Show. Gallery 124, Kemper Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

1991 17th Michiana Biennial. South Bend Art Center, Indiana. Juror: Bruce Guenther.

The All Michigan Exhibition. Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills Arts Association, Michigan. Juror: Al Loving. Excellence Award.

The All Michigan/All Media Show. Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan.
Juror: Dennis Barrie.

The Area Show. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Michigan. Juror: Ed Paschke.

Fourth Annual Invitational Show. Gallery 124, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

1990 Timothy Norris, Patricia Opel, and John Running-Johnson. The Center for Contemporary Arts, South Haven, Michigan.

Donald Depyudt and Timothy Norris. Brenner Gallery, Quincy College, Illinois.

Exhibition 280. Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia.
Jurors: Hollis Sigler, Carole Thompson, Amada Cruz.

1989 Gallery Artists. Robinson/Willis Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee.

Four Artists: Recent Work. Buckham Gallery Fine Arts Project, Flint, Michigan.

1988 Second Annual Invitational Show. Gallery 124, Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Small Works, Big Ideas. Art Gallery, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.

RELATED PROJECTS, PRESENTATIONS, JURYING, & VISITING ARTIST ENGAGEMENTS

2013 “A Brief History of Celtic Art,” Michigan Irish Music Festival, Muskegon.

2012 Gallery Talk: Fire and Ashes: Works by Timothy Norris. Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan.

2009 Visiting Artist: Department of Art and Design, Adrian College, Michigan.

Gallery Talk, Through a Crack in the Lake at the Richmond Art Center, Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

2008 Gallery Talk, Through a Crack in the Lake at the Rankin Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.

Co-juror, Safety Awareness Challenge: county-wide 3rd grade student art competition sponsored by Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office.

2006 Radio Interview: Through a Crack in the Lake at the Muskegon Museum of Art,
WBLV Blue Lake Public Radio, Grand Rapids-Muskegon metro region.

2005 Radio Interview: Universe at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, WBLV Blue Lake Public Radio, Grand Rapids-Muskegon metro region.

2003 Juror: 27th Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island, Illinois.

2002 Visiting Artist: Augustana College and Black Hawk College, Quad Cities, Illinois.

2000 Lecture Series: The Language of Art, Artsplace, Newaygo County Council for the Arts, Fremont, Michigan.

1998 Paintings in Opera Grand Rapids’ The Fall of the House of Usher by Philip Glass.

Docent Program Lecture Series: The Ancient History of Contemporary Art, Muskegon Museum of Art.

Juror: Art in the Park Art Fair, Muskegon Museum of Art.

Visiting Artist: painting course, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1996 Co-juror: Black Swamp Arts Festival, Bowling Green State University,
Bowling Green, Ohio.

1995 Visiting Artist: Senior’s Critique Session, Art Dept., Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan.

Juror: Scene in my World competitive exhibition, Traverse Area Arts Council, Traverse City, Michigan.

Panelist: “The Michigan Environment”, held in conjunction with Affected Environments: Post-Industrial Visions by Michigan Artists at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.

1994 Slide Lecture: “The French Impressionists”, Elder Hostel Institute, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Juror: Student Show, Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Michigan.

1991-92 Workshop Instructor: Michigan Youth Arts Festival, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1990 Radio Interview: Norris, Opel, Running-Johnson Exhibition at South Haven Center of the Contemporary Arts, WMUK Public Radio, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Visiting Artist slide talk and class discussion: Fine Arts Seminar, The Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Through a crack in the lake: artful alumni,” Honore Lee, Kalamazoo Gazette, May, 2009.
“Abstract shipwrecks make an energetic impact,” John Walson, Muskegon Chronicle, Feb. 2006.
“Water inspires artists,” Gail Philbin, Grand Rapids Press, Oct. 2005.
“Exhibit captures essence of nature,” John Walson, Muskegon Chronicle, Apr. 2003
“Michigan family offers a glimpse of the crack in the lake,” Julie Jensen, The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, Sept. 2002.
“Exhibit showcases passionate energy,” John Walson, Muskegon Chronicle, Feb. 4, 1997.
“Artist goes big with the abstract,” Marianne Van Eenenaam, Muskegon Chronicle, Jan. 12, 1997.
“Fontana upholds standards,” Amy Sult, Kalamazoo Gazette, July 31, 1996.
“WMU faculty show more satisfying,” Amy Sult, Kalamazoo Gazette, Sept. 17, 1995.
“Artists balance contemporary work,” Mary Ellen Zang, Flint Journal, June 11, 1995.
“Sculptural paintings capture shifting tensions,” Amy Sult, Kalamazoo Gazette, Dec. 4, 1994.
“Artists blur lines between media,” Honore Lee, Kalamazoo Gazette, Aug. 21, 1994.
“Mixed fare found in WMU faculty show,” Amy Sult, Kalamazoo Gazette, Sept. 26, 1993.
“Small shows offer big rewards,” Peggy Michael, Kalamazoo Gazette, Sept. 22, 1991.
Exhibition Catalogue: Artists’ Regional Biennial Exhibition. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 1992.
Exhibition Catalogue: Painting-Like. Allegheny College, 1992.

CURATORIAL HIGHLIGHTS

1998 Left Turn and Other Directions- The Monis Shuster Print Collection, Muskegon Museum of Art, Guest Curator.

1995-98 Streams and Chains. Independently curated traveling show of seven Michigan artists’ explorations in abstraction. Artspace-Center for the Contemporary Arts, Lima, Ohio. Michigan sites: Albion College, Adrian College, Muskegon Community College, Lansing Art Gallery, Saginaw Art Museum, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie; McCune Art Center, Petoskey.

1995-98 Affected Environments: Post-Industrial Visions by Michigan Artists. Art Center of Battle Creek national traveling show on the theme of nature and industry. Valdosta State University, Valdosta Georgia; Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Michigan sites: Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; Arts Foundation of Michigan, Detroit; Saginaw Art Museum, Muskegon Community College.

SELECTED REVIEWS OF CURATED SHOWS

A Human Presence and Horror Vacuii: “Two exhibits illuminate life in the ‘90s”, Roger Green, syndicated Booth News art critic, Apr. 1996.
Affected Environments: “Imaginative works shake up complacency“, Roger Green, Sept. 1995.
The Sculptural Environment: “Installations make 4-person show soar”, Roger Green, Apr. 1995.
Paperwork: “Artists expand possibilities of paper”, Roger Green, Feb. 1995.
Voices of the Children: “Children’s voices tell painful stories of life in war zones”, Eric Martin, Kalamazoo Gazette, Mar. 13, 1994.
The World of Masks: “Mask exhibit draws on cultures from around the world”, Roger Green, Feb. 1994.
Intimate Universe and Miniature Worlds: “Small scale works largely expressive”, Roger Green, Dec. 1993.