David Meyer

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Art May 1996
University of Delaware; Newark, Delaware

Bachelor of Fine Art May 1986
Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, Missouri

SELECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

Of Relavence: Sculpture by David Meyer, 2000
Pennsylvania School of Art and Design
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Biennal 2000 2000
Delaware Art Museum
Wilmington, Delaware

Patterns of Probability,1999
Delaware Division of the Arts/ Mezzanine Gallery
Wilmington, Delaware

Changing Perspective: Recent Sculptures by David Meyer, 1998
University Gallery, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Present 1997
Curated by Jacqueline Terrassa and Adelheid Mers
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

Philadelphia International Contemporary Art Competition of Old City 1996
Rodger LaPelle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Fedulov Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibition 1996, 95, 94
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art; Wilmington, DE

ABSTRACT: CHICAGO 1993
Selected works of Chicago artists.
Klein Art Works; Chicago, IL

Around the Coyote 1993
Exhibition of Chicago artists.
The Workhouse Building; Chicago, IL

MIND OVER MATTER = SCULPTURE 1991
Symposium/ Exhibition
Fermilab National Accelerator; Batavia, IL



AWARDS & COMMISSIONS

Individual Artist Fellowship, 2000
Emerging Professional
Delaware Division of the Arts, Wilmington, DE

Commission awarded for Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, 1998
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oklahoma City, OK
In collaboration with Meyer Architects.

Full Tuition Scholarship
Graduate Teaching Assistant / Stipend 1994-96
University of Delaware; Newark, Delaware

Commission awarded for Oklahoma Tribal Flag Plaza 1989
Oklahoma State Capitol, North Mall; Oklahoma City, OK
In conjunction with Meyer Architects and the efforts of State Senator Kelly Haney.
Authorized by the State Senate to be constructed to display the flags of the
thirty-six federally recognized tribal governments in Oklahoma.

Philadelphia International Contemporary Art Competition of Old City 1996
Rodger LaPelle Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Fedulov Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Best of Show, Cash Award


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Artist; 1999-current
Shakespeare's Fulcrum Gallery,
New York City, NY
Current work on display

Head Exhibitions Designer; University Gallery, Belena Chapp, Director of Museums,1998-current
University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Design layout for exhibition, selecting and ordering materials, archival matting and framing, design and construction of custom display cases and mounts, custom painting of gallery walls and pedestals, arranging special equipment needs, shipping and receiving special needs for traveling shows, packing and unpacking artwork for traveling shows, digitizing all information both images and text, design layout for announcements (postcard, poster and special events), design layout for exhibition website, design layout wall signage, instructing students in museum computer applications, setup for email announcement, arranging special equipment needs, create a database with images and text, supervising work study and miscellaneous wage employees, installing and de-installing artwork, instructing students in museum preparation

Artist; Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial 1996-1998
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Oklahoma City, OK, Across the street from the Murrah Building site.
Collaborative design and developed of an outdoor monument in recognition of the 168 people who were killed and the remaining survivors. Final completion of the project, April 1998.

Artist; The Oklahoma Tribal Flag Plaza 1989-96
Oklahoma State Capitol; North Mall, Oklahoma City, OK
Designed and developed a large scale earthwork in honor of the thirty six tribal governments of Oklahoma.
Phase 1 of the project was completed in 1991. Final completion of the project, February 1996.

Welder/Fitter; Advanced Curing Systems Inc., Chicago, Illinois 1990-93
Professional welding, material preparation and fabrication of industrial equipment.
Evaluated functionality of blue prints. Reorganization and computerization of inventory
and product testing of numerous surface coating materials.

Assistant; Technician and Chief Assistant for sculptor Dale Eldred 1986-88
Fabrication, shipping and installation of four major permanent works;
three exhibitions; and the staging of three ballets for the Missouri State Ballet.
Material fabrication including steel, concrete and casting bronze and aluminum.
Also, electrical and electronic work related to sound, neon, and video.
Organization and supervision of all required materials and equipment for installation.
In 1998 , assisted in the fabrication, shipping, and installing a large scale outdoor sculpture
exhibition throughout the capital city of Ankara, Turkey.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor; University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Intermediate Sculpture, Advance Sculpture, and Graduate Sculpture- Spring Semester; 1998

Lecturer; Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
3-D Fundamentals - Spring Semester 1997

Instructor; University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Foundation 3 -D Design - Fall Semester 1997
An introduction to the fundamental aspects of three-dimensional art and an understanding of the concepts and applications inherent to it. Emphasizing structural and spatial relationships with an exploration of a variety of materials and construction techniques.

Beginning Sculpture - Summer Session 1994, 95, 96 Winter Session 1995
Taught undergraduate students proper tool use and techniques in wood, steel, plaster and mixed media.
Writing of syllabus and lesson plan assignments. Presented slide lectures of various artists' styles and concepts of both past and contemporary sculpture. Engaged in critical analysis of students' work.

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