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CURRICULUM VITAE   2009











EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts; Indiana State University,

Terre Haute, Indiana


Bachelor of Arts; State University of New York,

Geneseo, New York



ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1989 - Present   Professor of Art, Department of Art

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York


1984 - 1989   Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Creative Arts; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


1980-1982   Graduate Teaching Assistant: Freshman Design Core in Metalry;  Department of Art, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana



ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1976-Present   Independent Studio Artist: Works in numerous public and private collections


1983-1984   Associate Art Director/Senior Designer, Champion Products, Inc. 

Rochester, New York



SELECTED COMMISSIONS

“Denis B. Kemball-Cook Award”; Design and execution of sculptural works, presented annually to a distinguished Trustee of the College; 1994 – present

Martin House Restoration Corporation: Research, design, execution of limited-production, concealed hinges for restoration of original furnishings by F. L. Wright; Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, NY   2009

NYS Department of Historic Preservation: reconstruction prototype of concealed hinges for original cabinetry; Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Darwin Martin House”, Buffalo, NY;   2003

Brooch, gold, silver, tourmaline;  Skidmore College, presented to Phyllis Roth   2000

Jewelry, Design and Fabrication: sterling neckpieces (4):  Coco Raynes Associates, Boston, MA   2000

NYS Department of Historic Preservation: period reconstruction of brass fittings for early 20th Century Trestle table    1999

Silver Pastry Server; B. Seymour Rabinovitch   1994

Collection: Victoria & Albert Museum

Marquis D’Lafayette; Bronze Master Pattern

City of Lafayette, In   1987

Processional Mace and Chain of Office: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN   1986



EXHIBITIONS

Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 2007


The Rabinovitch Collection

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

October 2005-March 2006


SOFA (Sculpture Object & Functional Art)

Navy Pier, Chicago

October 2005


Exhibition in Print, The Society of North American Goldsmiths

August 2005


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 2004


Innovative Tools: Juried Exhibition

Sponsored by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the 3M Corporation

Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, CO

June-December 2002


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 2002


Physical Evidence; Constructions and Working Drawings: 

Solo Exhibition

Davison Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

March-April 2002


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 2001


John Cunningham and David Peterson:

Two-Person Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

February-March 2001


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 2000


David Peterson, Recent Works:

Solo Exhibition

Lederer Gallery, SUNY, School of the Arts, Geneseo, NY

March-April 2000


David Peterson, Under Construction:

Solo Exhibition

Yates Gallery, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

May-June 2000


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1999


Attention To Detail

The Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art,

Albany, NY

February-March 1999


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1998


Servers From The Collection of Seymour Rabinovitch,

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA;

March-April, 1998


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1997


Metals Invitational

Germanow/Coffey Gallery, Rochester, NY

March 1997


In Search of Form: Inaugural Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

Davison Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

November-December 1996


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1996


Alumni Invitational

Lederer Gallery, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY

October-November 1996


Slices of Silver

Goldsmiths’ Hall; London, England

October – November 1995


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1995


The Commemorative Cup  National Traveling Exhibition

Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY; The Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY; National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN; Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR; Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM;“I” Space Gallery, Chicago, IL; Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

November 1995 - March 1997


The Art of the Brooch

Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Margo Jacobson Gallery, Chicago, IL

November - December 1995


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1994


David Peterson / Maureen Kinsella

Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

February-March 1994


Individual Objects

Haynes Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

February-April 1994


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1993


David Peterson; Jewelry and Sculpture

Solo Exhibition

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

February-March 1993


Composition

NACAN Sculpture Court, Keycorp Plaza, Albany NY

October-November 1992


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

September-October 1992


Penland Faculty Invitational

Penland School of Art, Penland, NC

June 1992


David Peterson; The Enigmatic Object

Solo Exhibition

The Little Gallery, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

April-May, 1992


Borne with a Silver Spoon A National Traveling Exhibition of Work by Contemporary American Silversmiths (sponsored by Rosanne Raab Associates)

The National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, TN; The Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY;  The Hand and The Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ; Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; Banacker Gallery, San Francisco, CA; New Art Forms, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL; Concepts Gallery, Carmel, CA; Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

November 1992-December 1994


Architectural Details

The Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art,

Albany, NY

March-May, 1992


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

September-October 1991


David Peterson; Sculptor/Goldsmith

S. Michael Eigen, New York, NY

September - October 1991


CU3 (Copper 3)

University of Arizona / Old Pueblo Museum, Tucson, AZ

December 1991 - February 1992


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

September-October 1990


Designs for a New Decade: Northeast Designer Craft Council; 12th Bi-annual Fine Craft Exhibition

Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY

March-May 1990


American Contemporary Art Jewelry

National Invitational Exhibition

Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA

November-December 1989


Faculty Exhibition

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College

October-November 1989


IAC  Fellowship Show

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, Indiana

September-October 1989

Invitational Exhibition (Indiana Arts Commission Grant Recipients)


Jewelry Today

The Joan Michlin Gallery, New York, New York

June-July 1989


Competition Diomede

Clock Tower Gallery

New York, New York

May-July 1989


Purdue Faculty Exhibitions

Stewart Center Gallery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Annually, 1985-1989


Amulet and Talisman

Wilh. Muller Gmbh & Co., Schwabisch Gmund,

and Gesellschaft fur Goldschmiedekunst, Hanau, West Germany:  Juried, International Travelling Exhibition:  Pforzheim, Hanau, Bonn, and Freiburg, West Germany

November 1988 - March 1990


Young Americans

American Craft Council / American Craft Museum,

New York, New York

Traveling Exhibition: American Craft Museum, New York City, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA;Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK; Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN; Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL

September 1988-December 1990


Perspectives from the Campus

Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, Indiana

September-October 1988


David Peterson:  Sculptural Metalwork

Solo Exhibition

Lynn Mayhew Gallery, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

August-September 1988


Sight Specific:  SNAG Conference Exhibition

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

June 1988


Goldsmithing:  New Concepts and Ancient Traditions in Jewelry

LSU Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University,

Baton Rouge, LA

February-March 1988


Annual Craft Exhibition

Northern Arizona University Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona

December 1987-January 1988


Schmuck in Bewegung, Bewegung in Schmuck

(Jewelry in Movement, Movement in Jewelry)

Das Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, West Germany

September 1987-November 1988


The Wichita National; All-Media Craft Exhibition

Wichita Art Association Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

September-October 1987


Craft Concepts ‘87

Margate JCC; Margate, New Jersey

June 1987


Mid-States Craft Exhibition

Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, Indiana

March-April, 1987


Inside Stories

Indianapolis Art League, Downtown Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

March-April, 1986


Annual Craft Exhibition

Northern Arizona University Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona

December, 1986-January, 1987


Works on Paper: An International Traveling Exhibition Sponsored by Indiana University, Purdue University, and The

Amerika Haus, Hamburg West Germany

November 1986-April 1988


Space:  New Form, New Function

Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

October, 1986-January, 1987


Metals Invitational; Robert Montgomery’s Legacy

Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

March-April, 1985


Objects D’Dart

National Ornamental Metals Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; and Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, New York

June 1984


A Terminal Degree  Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

December, 1982


Annual Metals Invitational

Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

September-October 1982


Alumni Invitational

Lederer Gallery, SUNY at Geneseo, New York

September-October 1982


Annual Turman Exhibition

Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

March 1982


Gold ‘82; Jewelry Design Competition

International Gold Corporation, New York, New York

May 1982


Graduate Drawing Exhibition

Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

January 1982


Seeing With The Hands

Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Baton Rouge, Louisiana   

January 1982


GRANTS

Faculty Research Grant: “Along the Silurian Way”

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2007


Faculty Research Initiative Grant: “Stone Markers: Site-Specific Installation”.

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2003


Faculty Research Grant: “High Resolution Sand-Matrix Casting in Bronze”

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2000


Faculty Research Grant: “High Resolution Sand-Matrix Casting in Bronze”

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

1997


A.S.E. (Advanced Studies in England) Travel Grant

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

1995


Faculty Research Grant: “Planar Relief Sculptures in Bronze Plate”

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

1993


Faculty Research Grant: “Mixed-Media Sculpture”

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

1992


Faculty Research Grant: “Object and Image; Works in Sculptural Assemblage”

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

1991


Faculty Research Grant: “Constructions in Metal, Stone, and Wood”

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

1990


Indiana Arts Commission Masters Fellowship

Competitive Bi-Annual Fellowships for the Visual and Performing Arts,  Supported by the

National Endowment for the Arts.

1989


Center for Artistic Endeavors Fellowship

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

1987


Society of North American Goldsmiths Research Fellowship:    “The Art of the Celtic Metalsmith”

Purdue University XL Faculty Research Grant:“Reconstructive Inquiry:  The Technical Methodology of

British Iron Age Metalsmithing”

1986


Purdue University XL Faculty Research Grant

“The Development and Dissemination Of Insular Celtic Metalwork”

1985


Benjamin Blumberg Memorial Travel Scholarship

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana

1981



PUBLIC LECTURES

Southern Connecticut State University; New Haven, CT

April 12, 2008

Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, Wells, NY;

September 19, 2003

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY;

March 12, 2002

Siena College, Loudonville, NY;

May 4, 2000

SUNY at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY;

April 20, 2000

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY;

November 21, 1996

Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC;

June 1992

College Art Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC;

February 1991

Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan;

June 1987

Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN;

    January 1985



PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS (Authored)

“The Art of the Celtic Metalsmith”

Metalsmith, The Journal of the Society of North American Goldsmiths

Fall 1988 Issue (Vol. 8, No. 4)

“Master Metalsmith, Robert Montgomery”

Metalsmith, The Journal of the Society of North American Goldsmiths

Spring 86 Issue (Vol. 6, No. 2)



COLLECTIONS

Victoria & Albert Museum,

Siena College,

Purdue University,

Ohio Wesleyan University,

Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired,

American Craft Museum,

Numerous private collections.



SELECTED CITATIONS

“Exhibition in Print”, The Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2005

“Contemporary Silver”, by Benton Seymour Rabinovitch and Helen Clifford, Merrell Publishers Ltd.,

London, 2000:

Full-color reproductions of work and accompanying bio

“Jewelry; Fundamentals of Metalsmithing”, by Tim McCreight, Hand Books Press, Madison, WI, 1997:

full-color reproduction of work



CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

New Designers 2007, Design Centre, London (Islington), England; July 6, 2007


College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY; February 2000


AAC&U Conference: “Asheville Institute on General Education Asheville, NC; June 5-9, 1999


AAC&U Conference:“The Liberal Arts College in the 21st Century: Challenges and Responsibilities”, Trinity College,  Hartford CT; February 22-23, 1999


Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Seattle, WA; April 1998


College Art Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario; February 1998


College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY;  February 1997


College Art Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC;

Studio Sessions Panelist and Presenter: “Non-Functional Craft; Does the Argument Hold Water?”   February 1991:


College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, New York; February 1990


Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York;  June 1988


Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan;

Guest Lecturer: “A Technical Reconstruction of Celtic Metalworking Practices”   June 1987


Mid-America College Art Association Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana;

Panelist/Presenter: “Foundations in Art, Theory and Education”   January 1985


“Hallmarking and Assaying”: Master Class Series, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths,  Goldsmiths’ Hall,  London, England   July 1985


College Art Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario; February 1984


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Skidmore College

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Saratoga Springs, NY  12866


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