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RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES  //

2016    Fleeting thoughts, public projections, Roslindale, MA

2016    Ø, 8 hour durational drawing performance, 8th Ave & 18th St, New York, NY

2014    Time/Line, Grace Albrecht Art Gallery, Bluffton, OH

2014    We run ourselves aground, site specific video projection, Various public locations, Boston, MA

2013    Drawing Room no. 2, installation & drawing-performance, Roslindale / Boston, MA

2013    Unencumbered, Streetcar, Jamaica Plain, MA

 

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES//

2016    Work With Me,  Montserrat Galleries, Beverly, MA

2016    Duration & Dialogue Performance Art Symposium, Katzmann Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2015    DIB (Drawing International Brisbane): Drawn to Experience V2, Griffith Center for Creative Arts Research, Queensland, AU

2015    Sketched Out, Videology, Brooklyn , NY

2015    Sensing Elsewhere (here), SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

2015    Draw to Perform 2, international drawing and performance symposium, Number 3, London, UK

2015    Highways and Rest Stops: Passages in Current Practice, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

2015    Massart, 26th Annual Art Auction, Bakalar & Paine Gallery, Boston, MA

2105     Work, The Arnheim Gallery, Boston, MA 

2015    The Company We Keep, Marks ArtCenter, Palm Desert, CA

2014    Art in Odd Places, 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River, New york, NY

2014    Massart, 25th Annual Art Auction, Bakalar & Paine Gallery, Boston, MA

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS//

2016    ebbing, 7-hour durational drawing performance and video in collaboration with composer Pablo Damian Ruiz-Alcantu

2016     falling, 7-hour durational drawing performance and video in collaboration with composer Javier Campi

2016    descent, 7-hour durational drawing performance and video in collaboration with composer Jeremey De Tolly

2015     10by10, curated, collaborative social media drawing project and book with 10 international artists: Ryan Tippery (US),
    Jacob VanLoon (US), Fatma Al-Remaihi (QA), Tassia Bianchini, Robert Malte Engelsmann (DE), Matt Niebuhr (US),
    Michael Canich (US), Andi Baumgartner (US), Christian Villacillo (CA) and Kevin Townsend (US)

 

ARTIST TALKS And workshops//

2016     Work With Me, Artist talk with Q&A, Montserrat Galleries, Montserrat College of Art and Design, Beverly, MA, July 14.

2016     SMFA Faculty Presentations, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, April, 1.

2015     Artist Talk, Draw to Perform 2,  NUM3ER London, London, UK, May, 17.

2015    Visiting Artist talk and Workshop with Pre-School Students, NorthEastern University, Boston, MA. 

2014    Time/Line, Artist talk with BFA students and public, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH, October. 27.

2014    Visiting Artist Talk and Workshop with 1st graders, Charles Sumner School, Boston, MA, November, 3.

2011    Extended Drawing Workshop and Talk, In conjunction with Dance/Draw Exhibition, ICA Boston, Boston, MA. December 15.    

 

TEACHING POSITIONS  //

2013 — PRES    Visiting Professor in Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2015 — 2016    Visiting Faculty in Drawing & Painting, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2012 — 2014     Curriculum Coordinator, Pre-college program, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2010 — 2014     Pre-College Program Faculty, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2010 — 2014     Adjunct Faculty in Printmaking, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2011 — 2014     Adjunct Faculty in PCE & Youth Programs Drawing, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2010 — 2011    Adjunct Faculty in Youth Programs Drawing, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2006 — 2008    Adjunct Faculty in Drawing and Printmaking, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2002 — 2006    Full Time, Tenured Art Faculty, East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, NJ

1999 — 2000    Studio Manager in Printmaking, Corcoran School of Arts + Design at GW University, Washington DC 

1998 — 1999    Full Time Faculty in Art (sabbatical replacement) , Washington International School, Washington DC

        

COURSES TAUGHT//

Art & Human DevelopmenT, Student Teaching Seminar (Grad and Undergrad), Interdisciplinary Studio, Student Teaching Practicum Supervision, Curriculum Development, Artist-Teacher Studio, (Contemporary) Drawing studio, Drawing Portfolio, Abstraction, Process & Formulation, 2-D Foundation Drawing and Design, Issues & Images, Drawing Study and Practice, Contemporary Art History, Observational Drawing and Portfolio Development, Intro to Screen Printing, Painterly Prints, Advanced Screen Printing, Photoshop for Screen Printing, Printmaking Methods & Materials, IB Art, Grades 6-12, Humanities: Art & Human Experience (High School)

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE //

2007 — 2009     Director of Art Exhibitions and Educational Programs, RiverTree Arts, Kennebunk & Biddeford, ME
1997 — 2000     Master Printer, Hand Print Workshop International, Washington DC

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS//

2016             Short listed Candidate and Nominee, 2017 FID Prize for international drawing
2014-2016    Education Grant and Membership, Artist Pension Trust
2014-2016    SVA Art Practice department award
2012             Curriculum Honorarium, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
2011             Visiting Artist Honorarium, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
2003             Honorarium, New Jersey Council for the Humanities

 

EDUCATION//

2016    MFA    Art Practice— School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2002    TPP    Education & NJ State Teaching Licensure: K-12 Art — The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
1997    BFA    Fine Art — Corcoran School of Arts + Design at George Washington University, Washington DC

 

RECENT REVIEWS, REPRODUCTIONS and INTERVIEWS//

2016    Caro, “Kevin Townsend Covers Entire Spaces with Organic Chalk Drawings”, Hi-Fructose, Hi-Fructose.com

2016    “Kevin Townsend in ghost time“, SFMOMA (blog)

2015    Jessica Hinchliffe, “More than paper and pencils: DIB Symposium outlines the art form's future”,  ABC News Australia

2015    Thyrza Goodeve, exhibition catalog for Sensing Elsewhere Here

2015    Adomas Vasiliauska, “When drawing turns to performance – Draw to perform in London”, Designfaves.com

2014     “Unfixed Chalk Drawings On Blackboard Panels By Kevin Townsend”, WaterKant, waterkant.com

2014    “Come Together: Surviving Sandy— Arthur Simms, Buddha | Essay by Kevin Townsend”, Brooklyn rail, cometogethersandy.com

2014    Allison Meier, “An Edward Snowden Statue, Slow Dancing with Strangers, and More Art in Odd Places” Hyperallergic, hyperallergic.com

2014    “Guest Curator”, Artist A day, artistaday.com/?page_id=22024

2014    Nate Keller, “Don’t Miss Kevin Townsend’s Intriguing New Project in This Month’s NYC-based Art in Odd Places“, The Art Blog (blog), theartblog.com 

2014    aIop-free - free.artinoddplaces.org // exhibition catalog and website

2014    “DRAWING SERVED” - drawingserved.com // Adobe Behance spotlight

2014    Daniel Coleborn, “We Run ourselves aground— with Kevin Townsend“, FMG Arts: fresh meat gallery magazine, freshmeatgallery.com/fmg-arts-monthly/

2014    “featured daily artist”, Artist A day, artistaday.com