Matthew J. Olson

Bellefonte, PA 16823 molson79@live.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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Education

2012             MFA, Sculpture, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2009            M.A. Sculpture, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

2007            B.F.A. Sculpture, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012            The Interruption of Connection, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2011             Big Boy Toys, Borland Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2010            Things of an Adroitness Nature, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI

2009            All Things Considered, M.A. Thesis Exhibition,  Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

2009            Gentle/Forceful, Paul Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

2008            Safety Glasses Required, St. Peter Arts Center, St. Peter, MN

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013             Faculty Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2013            Alumni Exhibition, Gesturing Into Consciousness, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2011            Double Random, 2nd Year MFA Exhibition, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2011            TOYS: Re-Invent, Re-Imagine, Re-Discover, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons, MD

2011            Ligature, 1st Year MFA Exhibition,  Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2009            Benign Neglect, Steven’s Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2009            Autumn Art-Quinox, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN

2008            Musee: The Fifth Annual Silent Auction, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2007            First National BFA/BA Juried Exhibition, Juried by Dave Hickey. Centre Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

 

Awards/Honors

2012            Graduate School Teaching Certificate, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2011            Best of Show, Toys: Re-invent, Re-imagine, Re-discover, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD

2009            Artist of the Game, St. Paul Saints/Walker Art Center, Midway Stadium, St. Paul, MN

 

Professional Experience

2013- present        Shop Supervisor, Faculty Instructor, School of Visual Arts,  Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2012                       Shop Technician, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2011-2012               Instructor of Record, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2010                       Sculpture Area Technician, Sculpture Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

2008-2009           Instructor of Record, Department of Art, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

1998-2004             Journeyman, International Laborers Union, Ames Construction Company, Burnsville, MN

 

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