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Education | Leadership Experience | University Service | Teaching Experience | Courses Taught | Publications (Books) | Publications (Catalogs, Exhibition Essays, Journals, Interviews) | Exhibition Essays for Olson Gallery Bethel University | Lectures | Juror, Symposia, Panels | Awards & Grants | Exhibitions & Creative Writing | Collaborations / Performances | Paintings & Drawings in Collections | Prints in Collections | Other Professional Experiences | Work in Progress | Languages | Travel | References

Wayne Roosa Work Contact

651.638.6377
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112-6999

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1989.

Dissertation:  American Art Theory and Criticism during the 1930sThomas Craven, George L.K. Morris, Stuart Davis.  (Dissertation Committee:  Matthew Baigell, Jack Spector, Joan Marter.  Outside reader:  Donald Kuspit).

M.A., Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1977.

Masters Essay:  The Sources and Iconography of Rogier van der Weyden’s “Crucifixion Diptych.” (Readers:  Elizabeth McLachlan; Barbara G. Lane).

University of Colorado, Boulder, Intensive language study in German and French. 1974-1975.

Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Summer Study, 1972 and 1974.

Art History courses under H.R. Rookmaaker of the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

B.A., B.F.A Art History/Studio, (double major), University of Colorado, Boulder, 1973.

Study Abroad, University of Colorado Art history Program in Florence and Rome.

Summer, 1973.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES

Art Department Chair, Bethel University, 1984-1990/2000-present.

Co-founder and Chair, New York Center for Arts and Media Studies (NYCAMS), 2004-present.  A semester in New York City study program.  Studio/offices at 44 West 28th, 7th Floor, New York, New York 10001.  John Silvis, Director (212.213.3011).

Chair and co-developer with John Silvis, Advisory Board for New York Center for Art and Media Studies, 2007 to present.

Member of Midway Contemporary Art Library Advisor Panel, for Midway Contemporary Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  John Rasmussen, Director.

Conception for, co-developer, Chair, Bethel University Art Department Post-Baccalaureate Program. A post-baccalaureate mentoring program for developing M.F.A. application portfolios and advancing independent young artists. Two branches created, one in St Paul and one in New York City as part of NYCAMS.

Co-developer, The 9th Street Entry Gallery, Bethel University’s downtown St. Paul art gallery, serving a community based mission. Michelle Westmark, Director.  Rossmor Building, 9th & Roberts Street, St. Paul, MN.  (651.638.6527)

Coordinator, CIVA Scholars Network, a network of art historians, art writers/critics, and artists, for Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), 2005 to 2006.

Participant, in founding and operating, Art Canary: The Twin Cities Area Student Arts Writing Initiative.  Michael Fallon, founder; participation by twelve regional colleges and VACUUM, 2007.  http://artcanary.com.

UNIVERSITY SERVICES

Faculty Representative, Search Committees for:

2001, Dean of Academic Programs and Affairs.

1995, Executive Vice President & Provost, College of Arts and Science.

1994, Dean of Faculty Growth & Assessment.

Faculty Representative/Consultant on Aesthetics for campus planning:

2011, faculty representative for Campus Master Plan, collaboration with Bethel University administration and representative committee with Performa Higher Education campus planning consultant group.

2007, working with Close and Associates Landscape Architects, for development of Kresge Courtyard and Mall.

2006, selection committee for Executive Architects for University Commons building.

2007, committee for selection of finishes, furniture, lighting, with KKE Executive Architects, for University Commons building.

1997, Architect selection committee for Community Life Center building.

TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Professor of Art History, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1983- present.

Visiting Lecturer, Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  July, 2002: “Material Witnesses:  Expressions of the Sacred in the Visual Arts.”  July, 2000:  “Art Literature, and the Meaning of the Sacred,” interdisciplinary course taught with Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, Professor of English Literature.

Instructor in Art History, (sabbatical replacement), Douglas College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1981-1982.

Instructor in Art History, (summer sessions), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1978-1981.

Instructor in Art History, Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey, 1980.

COURSES TAUGHT

Art History Courses:

Ancient-Medieval Art; Renaissance-Rococo Art; 19th – 20th Century European Art; American Art; Contemporary Art (Art Since 1940); Modern Artists:  Their Art and Writings; Advanced Readings in Art History (Methods & Historiography); Aesthetics (Philosophy Dept. course)

Interdisciplinary Courses:

  • Visions of America:  Studies in Art & Literature (taught with Dr. Thomas Becknell, American literature).  Course focuses on key aspects of American art and literature from the Puritans through the contemporary scene.
  • American Artists and Writers Abroad (taught with Dr. Daniel Taylor, English literature taught in  Europe.)  Course follows American expatriate artists and writers through Europe, studying their works on site in London, Paris, Nice, Venice, and Stresa.
  • Creativity in the Fine Arts (team taught with faculty from theater and music.)  Introduction to art, music, and theater.
  • Material Witnesses: Expressions of the Sacred in the Visual Arts Course examines ways that a sense of the sacred or spirituality is manifest in art & literature, from Early Christians through Contemporary periods.
  • Art, Literature, and the Meaning of the Sacred (taught with Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, English Literature).  Course examines ways that a sense of the sacred or spirituality is manifest in art & literature, from Early Christians through Contemporary periods.

PUBLICATIONS (BOOKS)(view)

(book in progress, working title: In the Lee of the Face: An Experiment in “Portraiture and Insignificance, Cathedral Hill Press, St. Paul Minnesota. Daniel Hoisington, Editor. Projected publication date, December 2012).

The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2005). Introduction by Patricia C. Pongracz; text essay, “Dancing in the Dark/Waltzing in the Mystery: Art About Faith,” by Wayne Roosa; catalog by Patricia C. Pongracz and Wayne Roosa.

“‘Yet That Things Go Round and Again Go Round,’ In Praise of Failure,” Chris Larson, Failure (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, Gallery Magnus Müller; Rochester, MN, Rochester Art Center, 2008): 14-23.

PUBLICATIONS (CATALOGS, EXHIBITION ESSAYS, JOURNALS, INTERVIEWS)(view)

“The Avant-Garde and Sacred Discontent: When Contemporary Performance Artists Meet Ancient Jewish Prophets,” Image, A Journal of the Arts and Religion, issue #83 December 2014.

Image, a Journal of Art, Mystery and Faith, “An Interview About Performance Art with Wayne Roosa. December 2014. (http://imagejournal.org/page/journal/articles/issue-83/roosa interview)

Interview: “In the Slipstream with Wayne Roosa,” Matthew Cantirino, Feb. 9, 2012. On the Square, First Things Blog (http://firstthings.com/onthesquare/2012/02/in-the-slipstream-with-wayne-roosa).

Interview: “Wayne Roosa Remembers Guy Chase,” Blog for Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion (http://imagejournal.org/news/roosa-interview), April 2011.

“Tried by Drawing,” Wayne L. Roosa and Jeffery Wetzig, catalog essay for, Dale Johnson: Drawing into Painting, (A Retrospective exhibition of Drawings) Olson Gallery, Bethel University, April 2 – May 26, 2012. (Michelle Westmark, Gallery Director).

“Disruption and Illumination: the Role of Art History in the Art of Guy Chase,” The Art of Guy Chase, ed. James Romaine (Baltimore: Square Halo Books, 2011): 44-71.

“Some Ruminations on, THIS HERE NOW: Nature and Human consciousness,” exhibition essay for THIS HERE NOW: Nature and Human Consciousness, curated by Jill Ewald, Jil Jil Evans, Christine Baeumler. St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. September 18-October 31, 2010.

“‘Yet That Things Go Round and Again Go Round,’ In Praise of Failure,” Chris Larson, Failure (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, Gallery Magnus Müller; Rochester, MN, Rochester Art Center, 2008): 14-23.

“Metaphor as Domestic Space,” Domestic Vision, Twenty-Five years of the Art of Joel Sheesley, editor, Gregg Hertzlieb (Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran University Press, 2008): 11-21.

“Meditation on the Joint and its Holy Ornaments,” reprinted in Books and Culture, ed. John Wilson (January-February, 2008):16-23.

“Flooded” and Other Intimate Terrains by Cherith Lundin, essay in artist’s book of same title.  Funded by a Jerome Book Grant, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 2007.

“The Kinetic Imagination of Guy Baldwin,” Retrospectives: Guy Baldwin and Gary Hallman, October 9 – November 8, 2007.  Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, 2007.

“The Role of Language in the Art of Sandra Bowden,” essay for a monograph on, The Art of Sandra Bowden, ed. James Romaine (New York: Square Halo Press, 2005): 33-39.

“Meditation on the Joint and its Holy Ornaments,” in Imagination and Interpretation: Christian Perspectives, ed. Hans Boersma (Vancouver, British Columbia: Regent College Press, 2005): 131-154.

“Guy Baldwin’s Kinetics” exhibition catalogue essay for Art Moves, Inaugural Exhibition, for the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Regis Art Center, University of Minnesota, September 2 – October 22, 2003.

“The End of Language: Art and the Ineffable,” Image, A Journal of the Arts and Religion, no. 37 (Winter 2002/2003): 97-112.

“Re-Viewing Ancient Religious Texts,” Arts, The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies.14, 1 (2002): 11-17.

“At the Intersection of Contemporary Art and Biblical Themes,” Arts, The Arts in Religion and Theological Studies12, 2 (2002): 4-8.

“Signs of Consciousness, Pilgrimage and Presence in the Paintings of Joel Sheesley,” catalogue essay for Sheesley/Witkin, Fortitude and Forbearance, an exhibition of recent paintings by Joel Sheesley and Jerome Witkin, Center Art Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  August 27 – September 28, 2001.

Book Review Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts, ed. By Jeremie Begbie (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 2000; and London: Bartman, Longman and Todd, Ltd., 2000). For Religious Studies Review.

“Both Edges at Once: Ed Blackburn’s Bible Paintings,” Image, A Journal of the Arts and Religion, 27 (Summer 2000): 31-40.

“Paradise Lost, Paradise Sublimated:  The Suburban Paintings of Joel Sheesley,” exhibition catalogue essay for “The Sacred Arts Exhibition Series” catalogue,”  A consortium of twelve exhibitions held throughout the Twin Cities sponsored by Millennium 2000 Committee at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mary and twelve Minnesota Colleges and Universities.

“Betty Woodman and the Vase Extended,” catalogue essay for the exhibition, Betty Woodman: Pots, Paper, Prints, Singer Gallery, Mizel Family Cultural Arts Center, Denver, CO, Spring, 2000.

“In the Fullness of Vision: the Collages of Mary McCleary,” Image, A Journal of the Arts and Religion. 23 (Summer 1999): 32-42.

“Underwriting The Amazing Continuity: The Journals of Stuart Davis,” catalogue essay for Stuart Davis, an exhibition curated by Philip Rylands, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy.  Exhibition tour: “Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (June 7-Oct. 5, 1997); Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Oct. 22, 1997-Jan. 12, 1998); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (Feb. 1 – April 19, 1998); National Museum of American Art, Washington D.C. (May 22-Sept. 7, 1998).

“Stuart Davis and ‘The Shape of the Amazing Continuity‘,” catalogue essay for exhibition of Stuart Davis in Japan [Koriyama City Museum, July 8-Aug. 6, 1995; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Aug. 12 -Oct. 1, 1995; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Oct. 10-Nov. 26, 1995].

“Reflections zur Fotografie von John Silvis,” essay for exhibition catalogue for Zyklon: Reflexionen zur Jahrtausendwende, Fotogalerie, Vienna, Austria, Oct., 1993.

“Reflections on the Photography of John Silvis,” essay for the exhibition, Male Series, at Amerika Haus, the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the United States.  October, 1993.  Vienna, Austria.

“Stuart Davis,” exhibition catalogue essay for the Davis centennial.  Galerie Ulysses, Vienna, Austria (Oct. 1992) and Ulysses Gallery, New York City (Dec. 1992).

“The Contemporary Landscape: Spirit and Artifice,” catalogue essay, traveling exhibition: Charles H. MacNider Museum, Mason City, Iowa (November, 1993); University of Minnesota, Morris; Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota; the Phipps Center of Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin; the Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

“Reflections of Apifany (Aunque es de noche), dedication essay for the unveiling of a collaborative sculpture for meditation chapel, Bethel College, Bethel Faculty Journal, 17 (Spring 1991):  38-40.

“Swedish Currents:  Six Contemporary Painters from Sweden,” catalogue essay for Swedish Currents Exhibition, Eugene Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel College, April 1988.

“Observations on the Paintings of Dale Johnson,” exhibition catalogue essay, Spring, 1986.

“Edgar Degas’s Photographic Portrait of Renoir and Mallarmé:  An Interpretation,”  Rutgers Art Review, 3 (January, 1982): 80-96.

“An Interview with Robert Rosenblum,” by Patricia Leighten and Wayne L. Roosa, Rutgers Art Review, 1 (January 1980): 67-75.

“Reflections on Spectrum,” Faculty Development Bush Foundation Newsletter, 2 (Winter 1989): 4-5.

“A Few Reflections on Spectrum,” Bethel Faculty Journal 12 (Spring 1986): 7-17.

Dictionary entries on Robert Laurent and Richard Lindner in Dictionary of American Art,  by Matthew Baigell, Harper and Row, 1979.

EXHIBITION ESSAYS for Olson Gallery, Bethel University(view)

“About Julie Allen’s Clothes,” for exhibition essay for Julie Allen, Recent Work, Feb 6 – Mar 16, 2014.

“Visual Inheritance: Five Generations from the Permanent Collection,” for exhibition Visual Inheritance: Five Generations from the Permanent Collection, April 1-May 31, 2008.

“Dale Johnson, Shields of Faith,” for exhibition, Dale Johnson, Shields of Faith, February 7-March 13, 2008.

“Disappearing Blac]t”: Guy Chase’s paintings of Sudoku Puzzle Pages,” for exhibition, Disappearing Blac]t, new paintings by Guy Chase, September 7 – October 20, 2007.

“Satiric Reflections: Color Etchings by Warrington Colescott,” for exhibition, Warrington Colescott, Color Etchings, September 20 – December 19, 2007.

“Michelle Grabner, The Pleasures of Merely Circulating,” for exhibition, The Pleasures of Merely Circulating, Fall, 2006

“Rico Gatson, Meditations on Race and Religion,” for exhibition, Rico Gatson, Meditations on Race and Religion, January 20 – March 25, 2005.

“Seeing Things:  the Wisdom of Jud Nelson’s Tromp l’œil Icons,” for, exhibition Jud Nelson, Sculpture for Seeing, September 13 – December 14, 2004.

“The Silent Poetry of Granite: Sculptures by Jesús Morales,” for exhibition, Jesús Morales: Granite Sculpture, Spring, 2003.

“A Three-Part Meditation on Makoto Fujimura’s Triptych, Gethsemane Altarpiece, on the Morning After Easter,” for exhibition, Makoto Fujimura, Recent Work, March 18 – May 29, 2002.

“On Susanne Stephenson’s Landscape Gestures,” for exhibition, Susanne Stephenson’s Landscape Gestures, January 11 – March 8, 2002.

“Paradise Lost, Paradise Sublimated: The Suburban Paintings of Joel Sheesley,” for exhibition, Eve in Suburbia: Paintings by Joel Sheesley,” Fall, 2000.

“William Tucker’s Poetry of Form,” for exhibition, William Tucker: The Sleep of Reason, Spring, 2000.

“George Robinson Retrospective, 1971-1999,” for retrospective exhibition, Winter, 2000.

“Living with Art: New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection,” for exhibition, Permanent Collection: New Acquisitions, Summer, 1999.

“The ‘Biblical’ and the ‘Painting’ in John Bradford’s Biblical Paintings,” for exhibition, John Bradford: Biblical Paintings, Fall, 1999.

“Betty Woodman and the Vase Extended,” for exhibition, Betty Woodman: Recent Works of Prints and Vases, Winter, 1999.

“Robert Birmelin: Among Others-The City Crowd,” for exhibition, Robert Birmelin, Among Others-The City Crowd, Spring, 1998.

“The Recent Work of Guy Baldwin,” for exhibition, Guy Baldwin, Fall term, 1998.

“The Photographs of Marc Riboud,” for exhibition, Marc Riboud, March-April, 1996.

“Singing the Collages of Joyce Lightbody,” for exhibition, Joyce Lightbody, Collages, Jan. – Feb., 1996.

“A Mediation on Deborah Butterfield’s Sculpture,” for exhibition, Deborah Butterfield: Recent Work Oct. 20 – Dec. 18, 1994.

LECTURES

“On the Fine Art of Jerry-Rigging,” artist lecture for sabbatical exhibition, Honest Mistakes, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, March 11, 2014.

“On the State of Abstraction,” Lecture for Opening of From Beyond the Window, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota of MN; Moderator for artists panel at opening, March 5, 2014.

“Death: Profane and Sacred,” collaboration with Maren Ward, Bedlam Theater. Sacred Salon for Sacred, exhibition, Minneapolis Institute of Art, April 19, 2014.

“Spiritual Psychology: Define the edges of the Undefinable,” collaboration with David Hawkinson, Ph.D, Psychotherapy. Sacred Salon, for Sacred, exhibition, Minneapolis Institute of Art, March 29, 2014

“Defining Around the Edges of the Undefinable: How Can the Sacred Be Manifest in Material Images?” Joan Herreid Docent Memorial Lecture, Oct 28, 2013, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

“Rhythms of Darkness and Light,” keynote lecture for exhibition, Rhythms of Darkness and Light, Grand Marais Arts Colony, Grand Marais, MN March 23, 2012 (Amy Demmer, Director).

“When Contemporary Performance Artists Meet Ancient Jewish Prophets: the Avant-Garde and Sacred Discontent,” paper presented at the 9th Annual ACTC Art History Symposium, Augsburg College, St. Paul, MN, April 9, 2011.

“Disruption and Illumination: the Role of Art History in the Art of Guy Chase,” for the Retrospective Exhibition on Guy Chase, March 10, 2011, Bethel University, St Paul, MN.

“On the Spiritual and Psychological in Twenty-first Century Art,” The Marilyn Bockley Docent Memorial Lectures, Minneapolis Institute of Art, June 4, 2009.

“Material Witnesses: Art and the Expression of Religion,” Adult Programs, Minneapolis Institute of Art, January 24, 2009.

“Both Brains at Once: On Being Both Artist and Art Historian,” Carleton College, Northfield, MN, October 25, 2007.

“Icons and Manuscripts,” two lectures on icons and illuminated manuscripts, related to the exhibition, Icons from the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine, Sinai, Egypt, at the J. Paul Getty Museum, CA, for the Public Arts lecture series, hosted annually by the First Presbyterian Church, Laguna Beach, CA, 2007.

“Drawing into Thought,” artist lecture for sabbatical exhibition of drawings, Eugene Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, November 30, 2006.

“Art and Spirituality in the Collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art ” (two lectures: From Paleolithic Art through the 17th century; From late 19th  through the 20th century), The Joan Herriod Docent Memorial Lecture Series, April 10, 2006, Minneapolis Institute of Art.

“The Quiet Heresy: Biblical Themes in Contemporary Art,” Public Lecture Series, Trinity Western University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  October 9, 2003.

“Housing the Sacred: Speech and Vision as Divine Media,” IDIS 400 Lecture: Trinity Western University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  October 7, 2003.

Lecture for 2001-2002 “Visiting Artists Program,” University of Minnesota Art Department.  Topic:  “The Quiet Heresy: On the Presence of Biblical Themes in Contemporary Art.”  Sept. 19, 2001.

“Reflections on a Work in Progress:  The Quiet Heresy: Biblical Themes in Contemporary Art,” Artist Lecture Series, Olivet Nazarene University, Kankakee, Illinois.  March 3, 1997.

“What Does It Mean to be Human?  Observations from the Plastic Arts,” address for interdisciplinary conference, What Does It Mean to be Human? (sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Christian Studies),  March 22-24, 1996.  Mundelein, IL.

“Biblical Themes in Contemporary Art:  Healing Stories or Anachronisms?” lecture for conference, Spanning the Gap:  The Artist’s calling.  Sponsored by the Milton Center and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, Wichita, KS, Nov. 11-13, 1994.

“Stuart Davis’ American Reinvention of Cubism,” lecture in conjunction with exhibition, The Drawings of Stuart Davis:  The Amazing Continuity.  Josyln Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, March 11, 1994.

“Meditations on a Centrifugal Clutch, Towards a Working Aesthetic,” Annual Aesthetics Lecture, Wheaton College.  Sponsored by Department of Philosophy, Oct. 3, 1994.

“Artists I Can Not Live Without:  Towards an Aesthetic of Integrity” and “Images of Consumption/Images of Contemplation.”  Guest lectures, Schoenals Festival of the Fine Arts, at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York.  October 28-30, 1993.

“Art as a Spiritual Path.”  Symposium in the Fine Arts, Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois.  March, 1993.

“Spirituality and the Fine Arts.”  (three lectures), Marion R. Hagman Scholar in Residence, Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton, Minnesota.  April-May, 1993.

“Images of Contemplation/Images of Consumption:  the Ambivalence of Identity in American Symbols.”  Guest lecture, University of Minnesota.  Sponsored by the Spectrum Graduate Seminar.  November 17, 1993, at Coffman Union.

The Easel is a Cool Spot at the Arena of Hot Events: Stuart Davis’ American Imagery.”  Denison University, Granville, Ohio.  November 30, 1990.

“The Development of Modernism in Early 20th Century American Art,” Middlesex Community College, Edison, New Jersey, April 23, 1991.

“Stuart Davis:  The Invention of a Modern American Imagery,”  Eugene Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 18, 1989.

“Impressionism:  Innovations and Applications,” Minneapolis Institute of Art, March 13, 1990.

“Art Criticism of the 1930s:  A Foreword to the 1980s,” Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Fall, 1987.

“Problems in American Art Theory During the 1930s,” Minnesota Society for Historians of Art, Coffman Union, University of Minnesota, October 10, 1985.

“Is What You See What You Get?” (Conventions in Realist Paintings Past and Present),” in lecture series on “Realism: An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings,” organized by Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, October 9, 1984.

“The Ambivalence of Identity in American Symbols,” Address to the National Conference for Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), June, 1991.

“Images for Consumption/Images for Contemplation,” Academic Convocation Address as Recipient of Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, September 5, 1990.

“Photographic Portraiture:  Confrontations and Collaborations,” Keynote address for an interdisciplinary symposium during the exhibition, “Mother’s Messages,” photographic works by B. Peterson, Eugene Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel College, March 21, 1985.

“Learning:  A Faint Tracing on the Surface of Mystery,” Keynote address for Spring Honors Convocation, Bethel College, May 10, 1985.

“Art and Visual Language,” Philosophy Forum, Bethel College, November, 1983.

“How to Look at Art: A Faculty Workshop,” Bethel College, Fall, 1983.

“Notes on a Degas Photograph:  An Insight into His Later Art,” 4th Annual Art History Symposium, Rutgers University, March 4, 1981.

“Portrayals of Humanity in Western Sculpture,” South Brunswick Library Lecture Series, South Brunswick, New Jersey, December 1, 1981.

“Rogier van der Weyden’s Crucifixion Diptych:  Its Iconography and Role Within the Liturgy,” and “The Influence of Changing Concepts of Reality on Early 20th Century Painting.”  Lectures presented to the L’Abri Fellowship, South Borough, Massachusetts, August 20-21, 1981.

JUROR/SYMPOSIA, PANELS

Served as outside critique person for Senior art majors, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. (two days of critiques in November, 2007; 1 day of critique, March, 2008).

Concepts and Colanders: Locating Beauty, A Conversation between Art and Philosophy with Wayne Roosa and Don Postema. In conjunction with the exhibition: “Michelle Grabner, The Pleasures of Merely Circulating,” Olson Gallery, Bethel University, Nov. 15, 2006.

Session organizer/moderator, “The Cultural and the Critical Space: Towards a Methodology for Art History and Theology,” CIVA Transforming Spaces Conference, June 15, 2007.  Presenters: Susan Mulder and Dayton Castleman.

Panel Moderator for “Art Dialogue: Only Human: Exploring Contemporary Portraits,” at Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN, Feb. 22, 2006.  Panelists: Peter B. Becker Nelson (video); Suzanne Kosmalski (photography); Xavier Travera (photography).

Panelist for “Religious Belief in Vanguard Art: The Last Taboo?” at the Museum of Biblical Arts, New York City, Nov. 4, 2005.  Panelist: Eleanor Heartney, Art Critic & Co-President of the International Association of Art Critics, NY Section; Archie Rand, Presidential Professor of Art, Brooklyn College; Wayne Roosa, Professor or Art History & Chair of Art Dept and New York Center for Arts and Media Studies.

Co-curator for exhibition, The Next Generation:  Contemporary Expressions of Faith, with Ena Heller, Director and Patricia Pongracz, Chief Curator, Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA) Exhibition opens in New York City, August 20, 2005.

Co-moderator for panel presentation, “When Art and Religion Talk”, Panelists:  Shirin Neshat, International artist; Joan Rosenbaum, Director of The Jewish Museum, New York; Terry Dempsey, S.J., Director of the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St. Louis University, St. Louis.  June 12, 2002.  Sponsored by Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities Project (funded by grant, Henry Luce and John D. Rockefeller Foundations.

Speaker/panelist for session, “To See or Not to See:  Imagery and the Divine,” at conference, “Divine Perversities: Religion and Contemporary Art in the Public Sphere,” a public forum sponsored by the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, the Art Department, and the Humanities Institute, University of Minnesota.  March 9, 2001.

Juror for National Endowment for the Humanities Summer stipend Grant proposals, Falls of 1991, 1995, and 1996.

Panel Moderator and Respondent for session on “Visual Experience in Visual Art,” CIVA National Conference, Images of the Body: Sacred, Personal and Public.”   August, 2004, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.

Advisory Panel Member (juror) for Artist Assistance 2/3 Dimensional Visual Arts Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board, fiscal year, 2000.

Juror (with panel) for exhibition Expressions in Diversity, Gallery 96 Art Center and the Shoreview Human Rights Commission, Shoreview, MN, October 25 – November 22, 2002.

Juror (with panel) for Re-granting Program, Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities Project,

funded by three-year grants from Henry Luce and John Rockefeller Foundations, Jan. 7, 2002.

Juror for manuscripts for Rutgers Art Review, 1981-1983.

Juror for manuscripts on art for Christian Scholars Review, 1989

AWARDS & GRANTS

University Professor Award, 2012-2014, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. A two-year award with half-time release for release teaching and writing, in recognition of excellence.

Bethel Alumni Grant, 2006-2007.  Funds for rights and reproduction costs for book in progress (Beneath Portraiture: Adam’s Mirror and the Face of Narcissus, Cathedral Hill Press, St. Paul Minnesota.  Daniel Hoisington, Editor).

Arts and Religion in the Twin Cities Project, funded by three-year grant from the Henry Luce and John Rockefeller Foundations, 2000-2002. (Extended; program planning through Fall, 2004).

  • Served as member of the Steering Committee, 2000-2002.
  • Served as Co-Chair of the Dialogues Committee, 2000-2001.
  • Facilitated small dialogue group on “Looking for Natural Intersections Between Religion and the Arts,” monthly meetings at Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Macalester College.

Fieldstead and Company Foundation Grant (12 month research leave), for research on The Quiet Heresy: Biblical Themes in Contemporary Art, 1995-1996.

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, 1990.  Stuart Davis Research Project.

Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award, Bethel College (selected by jury of peers), 1989-1990.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship (12 month research grant), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1982-1983.

Stuart Davis Project, Bethel College Faculty Development Grant, 1990.

Alumni Faculty Grants, curriculum development for new course design, Creativity in Fine Arts, February, 1984; Computer purchase for Research and Writing, February 1991.

Faculty Professional Development Grant, for Dissertation Research, Bethel College, January 1984.

Bush Foundation Grants for faculty development workshops:  “Writing to Learn,” 1983; “S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M”, 1989, “Teaching Beyond Content”, 1992-1993.

Bartlett Cowdry Fellowship, Rutgers University, 1980-1981.

Louis Bevier Fellowship, Rutgers University, 1980-1981.

New Jersey State grant, Rutgers University, 1979-1980.

Walter C. Russell Scholarship,  Rutgers University, 1976-1977.

EXHIBITIONS & CREATIVE WRITING

“Taking Inventory,” in LISTS, an invitational exhibition featuring mixed-media work by an international roster of prominent artists, poets and writers. Curated by Harriet Bart, Scott Helmes and Eric Lorberer. Gallery 308, Minneapolis, MN. May 3 – June 30, 2014.
LISTS  http://lists-mpls.tumblr.com

PRESS : EXAMINER.COM 05/01/2014 : GARETH BLAND
PRESS : VITA.MN 04/30/2014 : MARY ABBE
NEWS: LISTS at TZCVA 04/15/2015

Honest Mistakes, New Paintings, sabbatical work, one-person exhibition, Eugene Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel University, Mar10 – April 20, 2014.

On the Overtones of Place, an Exhibition of Paintings by Wayne Roosa, one-person exhibition. Curated by Jil Evans. Traffic Zone Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Oct 28 – Dec 6, 2013.

In the Slipstream, First Things Gallery, The Institute on Religion and Public Life, 35 East 21st Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Exhibition of 16 paintings that constitute the “Slipstream Series,” April-March, 2012.

Foot in the Door 4, The Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP) and the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) exhibition. Work exhibition: “Furrow.” Feb. 19-June 13, 2010.

Conventions of Disquiet: Wayne Roosa and Jeff Wetzig, Form + Content Gallery, 210 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401. March 26 – May 2, 2009.  (critical notice: discussed by Mary Abbe, art critic, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Friday Mar. 27, section E, p.8, in the “Seeworthy” column.)

Art and Text: Images, Concepts and Ideas, traveling group exhibition, Teresia Bush, curator.  Dedian Gallery, American University, Washington D.C., January 2009; Olson Gallery, Bethel University, St Paul, MN, April 2-June 21, 2009; Beard Arts Center Galleries, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana, Oct.7-30, 2009.

Print as Process, Kathryn Romaine, curator, six person exhibition, New York Center for Art and Media Studies (NYCAMS), New York City. Jan. 15 – Feb. 3, 2007.

Drawing into Thought, sabbatical work exhibition, Eugene Johnson Gallery of Art, Bethel University, Nov 27 – Dec 20, 2006.

Processing Prints: Intaglios (with State Proofs), A collaboration with Wayne Roosa and printers Jeff Wetzig and Jessica Kuehn. Bethel University, St. Paul, MN.  Funded by the Edgren Scholarship, 2006

Excerpts from the ERASER PRINT series, Eugene Johnson Art Gallery, Bethel University,

Oct.6 – Nov. 6, 2005. One-person exhibition (15 block prints)

Contradictions: Hidden Truths, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN, Jan. 14 – Feb. 18, 2005. Four-person exhibition. (12 paintings, acrylic on wood panels)

“If Life, If Death, If Disease,” ArtWord Quarterly (Summer 1999, no. 17), p. 17. (Poem)

COLLABORATIONS / PERFORMANCES

“Midway 6th Annual Monster Drawing Rally,” Artist Participant, by invitation, fundraiser for Midway Contemporary Art Gallery, N.E. Minneapolis, MN, January 18, 2014. (Nine drawings: “When Agnes Martin Meets Money” series. Gouache and collaged money)

“Midway 7th Annual Monster Drawing Rally,” Artist Participant, by invitation, fundraiser for Midway Contemporary Art Gallery, N.E. Minneapolis, MN, December 13, 2014. (Seven drawings: “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” series. Ink and tape)

PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS IN COLLECTIONS

Julian’s Repair, acrylic on wood panel, 2001. Collection of Jessica and Jon Henderson, St. Paul, MN.

Nocturne for Two, acrylic, ink on wood panel. 2005.
Flesh Descent
, acrylic on wood panel. 2004
Earth/Sky
, acrylic, ink on paper, 2005.
Untitled (Pink Collage, #1)
, acrylic & paper, 2003.
Untitled (Pink Collage, #2)
, acrylic & paper, 2003.
Untitled (Pink Collage, #3)
, acrylic & paper, 2003.
Collection of William & Kathryn Rooklidge, Laguna Beach, CA

Independence Rock, Wyo., gouache on paper, 2004.
Sketch for “Independence Rock, Wyo.
, gouache & graphite, 2004.
Collage: Body/Landscape
, acrylic & paper, 2003.
Sky/Earth/Beneath
, acrylic, ink, mixed media on paper, 2004.
Collection of Erin & Ambrose Cohen, Chicago, IL

Lake Superior, Day Four, acrylic, wax on wood panel. 2004.
Collection of Abbey Liesh & Philip Potyondy, Minneapolis, MN

Easter Morning, acrylic on wood panel, 2003.
Collection of Joanne & Dan Knuth, St. Paul, MN

Ecstasy House, #23, acrylic on paper, 1994.
Ecstasy House, # 24
, acrylic on paper, 1994.
In Memory, March 5, 2005
, gouache, gold foil, ink on paper, 2005.
Collection of Don Postema & Gabrielle Lawrence, Shoreview, MN

PRINTS IN COLLECTIONS

Ideas of Order-I
Collections of: Hannah Laky; Kristen Studioso, New York, NY; Michelle Westmark, Minneapolis, MN; Chris Larson, St Paul, MN
Album cover, Grant Dawson, Spellbound Way, 2009

Ideas of Order-IV
Collections of: Chris Larson, St Paul, MN; Howard Oransky, Minneapolis, MN; Michelle Westmark, Minneapolis, MN

Ideas of Order-VI
Collections of: Richard Halverson, St Paul, MN; Russell Rathbun, St Paul, MN

Ideas of Order-VII
Collection of: Chris Larson, St Paul, MN

Ideas of Order-XI
Collections of: Shalanah Backus, St Paul, MN; Kristen Studioso, New York, NY

Ideas of Order-XVI
Collections of: Teresia Bush, Washington D.C.

Ideas of Order-XXI
Collections of: Kristen Studioso, New York, NY

Ideas of Order-XXII
Collections of: Joann Knuth, St Paul, MN

Good Friday, Eraser Print, 2008.
Collection of Sandra Bowden, Chatham, MA

Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Eraser Print, 2008.
Collection of Debbie Blue and James Larson, St. Paul, MN

Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Eraser Print, 2008.
Collection of Russell Rathbun, St. Paul, MN

Tract 1 (money, microphone, AK-47), Eraser Print, 2007.
Tract 2 (shoe, microphone, pistol)
, Eraser Print, 2007.
Tract 3 (shoe, microphone, stock market)
, Eraser Print, 2007.
Tract 4 (man of sorrows, microphone, stock market)
, Eraser Print, 2007.
Tract 5 (god’s hand, man of sorrows, microphone)
, Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of John Silvis, Brooklyn, New York

Man of Sorrows (devotional), Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of Sandra Bowden, Chatham, MA
Collection of Kathryn and William Rooklidge, Laguna Beach, CA

Tract 5 (god’s hand, man of sorrows, microphone), Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of Patricia Pongracz, Morristown, NJ

Tract 6 (three helicopters, candle), Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of Roger Varland, Spring Arbor, MI

Tract 4 (man of sorrows, microphone, stock market), Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of Kathy Hettinga, Grantham, PA

Tract 7 (three helicopters, man of sorrows), Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of Robert Eustace, Englishtown, NJ

Supreme Quotidities (rhetorical man, microphone, empty word cloud, pit), Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of Stewart Luckman, Friday Harbor, Washington
Collection of Ken Steinbach, Shoreview, MN

Supreme Quotidities (rhetorical man, microphone, empty word cloud, pit), Eraser Print, 2007.
Supreme Quotidities (empty word cloud from god w/ 1 tail, empty word cloud from earth w/ five tails)
, Eraser Print, 2007.
Tract 5 (god’s hand, man of sorrows, microphone)
, Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of Archie Rand, Brooklyn, New York

Tract 5 (god’s hand, man of sorrows, microphone), Eraser Print, 2007.
Tract 7 (three angels, microphone in pit)
, Eraser Print, 2007.
Collection of the Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA), New York City, NY

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Chair of Review Team and Team Report Writer for Art Department Ten-Year Review, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, March, 2000.

Consultant for curriculum development, program review, and revision of mission statement.  Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Fall 1991.

Catalogue, Bethel College Permanent Art Collection (previously uncataloged), acquisitions from 1970s-1989.

Editor: Co-founding and financial editor of Rutgers Art Review, Rutgers University, 1979-1980.

Assistant Slide Curator, Rutgers University, 1980-1981.

Curatorial Assistant, Art Handler & Installer, Rutgers University Art Gallery, 1979-1981

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Beneath Portraiture: Adam’s Mirror and the Face of Narcissus (working title) book length exploration on the nature of portraiture in relation to philosopher, Emmanuel Levinas’s investigations into “the encounter with the Other,” forthcoming (St. Paul, MN: Cathedral Hill Press, Daniel Hoisington, editor).

LANGUAGES

Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish (reading knowledge)

TRAVEL

Austria, England, France, Italy, Switzerland.  Teaching abroad, January, 1990, U.M.A.I.E. course in London, Paris, Nice, Florence, Venice, Stresa, and Milan.

REFERENCES

Academic/Teaching References

Dr. Thomas Becknell, Professor of American Literature
Bethel College
St. Paul, MN 55112
651.638.6130

Dr. Mary Ellen Ashcroft, Professor of English Literature
Kalamazoo College
509 Monroe St.
Kalamazoo, MI  49006
612.227.3595

Dr. Charles Taliaferro, Professor of Philosophy
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
507.646.3662

John Silvis, MFA
Director of New York Center for Arts and Media Studies
44 West 28th Street
New York, NY  10001
212.213.3011

Museum/Gallery References

Susan Jacobson, Director of Public Programs
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612.870.3204

Thomas Toperzer,
Director, Amarillo Museum of Art
Amarillo, TX  79178

Artists References

Archie Rand, (painter)
Presidential Professor of Art
Brooklyn College
326 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY  11220

Jil Evans (painter)
Professor of Art
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
507.646.3055

Stewart Luckman (Sculptor)
Professor Emeritus, Bethel College
143 Sweetgrass Lane
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360.370.5302

Administrative References available upon request.