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Shelnutt, Greg W.

Shelnutt, Greg W.

Department Chair, Professor of Sculpture

Phone: 864-656-3880
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M.F.A., University of Georgia; B.F.A., East Carolina University

B.F.A.: 1985, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. M.F.A.: 1988, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Greg Shelnutt lives in Clemson, South Carolina where he serves as Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Clemson University since July 2011. Previously he served a member of the Visual Arts faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) since June of 2000. In 2005, he was appointed Director of the Visual Arts Program at UNCSA. From 1988 to May of 2000, he taught sculpture at the University of Mississippi, also teaching for the University of Georgia’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, in 1991. In 1992 he was a Visiting Artist at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. He has had residencies at the Community Council for the Arts in Kinston, North Carolina, the Association for Visual Artists in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the New York Mills Arts Retreat in New York Mills, Minnesota, and 121 View Street, La Trobe University’s Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo, Australia. Grants supporting these residencies have come from the Jerome Foundation, Mississippi Arts Commission, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth County, and the Surdna Foundation in New York. Through the support of a Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts’ Project BREATHE, Greg traveled to Houston, Texas and New Bern, Alabama to study Project Row Houses and the Rural Studio. During the summer of 2012, he studied at the Penland School of Crafts under the auspices of a Carnegie Foundation Grant. His work has been exhibited in over 350 solo, invitational and group exhibitions, in galleries and museums such as: Art in General, New York, New York; Berlin Kunsproject, Berlin, Germany; C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, Ohio; Color Elephante, Valencia, Spain; COMUS Gallery in Portland, Oregon; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina; Conemara Conservancy, Plano, Texas; Delta Axis, Memphis, Tennessee; Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California; Durham Art Guild, Durham, North Carolina; Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona; Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington; Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi; Ministry of Finance Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi; National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; New York Arts Gallery, New York, New York; Palazzo Casalli, Cortona, Italy; Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida; Redux, Charleston, South Carolina; SODARCO, Montreal, Canada; Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, Maryland; Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan; Three Rivers Arts Festival, PPG Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Washington University Medical Campus, St. Louis, Missouri; and the William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, Virginia, to list but a few. Personal web site: Contact: Greg Shelnutt, Professor of Art & Chair, Department of Art, 2-121 Lee Hall, College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, 864-656-3880,