GLEN C. DAVIES

602 W. California
Urbana, IL61801
home (217) 384-1796
cell    (217) 898-8049
emailglencdavies@yahoo.com  

b. 1950 Chicago, Illinois

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1981   M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois (Painting)
1978   B.F.A.,  Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa (Painting)
1968-72    School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (Undergraduate Studies)

HONORS

1980-81    Ford Foundation Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship
1978      Graduated with honors, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012 - Present
Adjunct Painting Instructor, Honors Course University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course Title:  Found Object/Found Art: Experimental Materials in Painting

2011/2016       
Adjunct Painting Instructor, Discovery Course
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2008            
Sideshow Banner Workshop
Artspace, Shreveport, Louisiana

1985-present    
Painting Instructor, Illinois Arts Council, Residency Participant in the Artist in Education Program Courses and workshops in Mural Design and Painting and Community Mural Painting Workshops

1997, 1995
Painting Instructor, Southern Illinois Arts Workshop, Mount Vernon, Illinois. Adult Painting Workshops and Trompel’oeil Technique Workshops     

1996
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Design, Painting Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Course titles: Introduction to Painting, Experimental Materials and Techniques

1995
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Painting Dept., Bradford College,
Bradford, Massachusetts
Dia de los Muertos Workshops

1994
Visiting Artist, Painting Program, Fine Arts Dept.,
llinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Course Title: Painting Seminar

1989
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Mural Painting Seminar, Bradford College, Bradford, Massachusetts, 
Mural Painting Workshops                                         

1979
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Painting Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Course title:  Painting for Non-Art Majors

 

ONE PERSON SHOWS

2016   Grotto of Broken Dreams: Forty Three Year Retrospective, Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois

2015    Glen C. Davies Collages, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, Illinois

2009   Museum of Mystery: A Thirty Year Bannerline of Paintings, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois

2007   Museum of Mystery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2006  Signs of the Times, Small Works Gallery, Haverhill, Massachusetts

2003  Alpha and Omega, Cinema Art Gallery, Urbana, Illinois

Sideshow (Museum of Mystery!), Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago

2001  Revelations, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago                             

2001    Crossroads, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2000  Crossroads, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois

2000  Carnival of Images, Wm J. Bachman Gallery, Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, Indiana

2000  Signs of the Times, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

1999  Signs of the Times, Contemporary Series, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

1998  Meeting of the Minds, Peoria Arts Guild, Peoria, Illinois

1996   Milestones, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

1995   Eye of the Beholder, McClean County Art Center, Bloomington, Illinois

1994  Paintings, Drawings & Banners, Bicentennial Art Center, Paris, Illinois

1994   Glen Davies:  A Drawing Retrospective From One Private Collection, Illini Union Art Gallery, Student Union,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

1993   Glen Davies Paintings, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

1993   The Pavilion of Broken Dreams, Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

1990   Moments of Mystery, Urania Gallery, Champaign, Illinois

1989   Encounters Eleven, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama

1989    Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

1989  Glen C. Davies Paintings & Drawings, Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, Massachusetts

GROUP SHOWS

2015   Around the Block: Artists from our Community, Giertz Gallery,  Champaign, Illinois

2015   Thrills & Chills: The Fantastic World of the American Circus Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

2013  Artists on the Environment, University YMCA, Champaign, Illinois

2013  University of Illinois Alumni Exhibit, Figure One Gallery and Indigo Gallery, Champaign, Illinois

2012, 2011  Faculty Art Exhibition, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavillion, 2013 University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

2011  Inked: Tattooed Imagery in Contemporary Art, Jack Olson Gallery Dekalb, Illinois

2011  25th Anniversary Masters Exhibition, La Luz de Jesus Gallery Los Angeles, California

2009/2010  Everything but the Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2009  Boneyard, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, Illinois                                      

2008  Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford

2008  Everything But the Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008  Curious, Mysterious and Strange\ Secrets of the Sideshow, Artspace, Shreveport, Louisiana

2007  Circus Acts/ Suspending Disbelief, H.F. Johnson Gallery, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin

2007  At the Edge, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, Illinois

 2007  Group Show, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2006   Aron Packer Gallery, Three Oaks, Michigan

2006   IGNITE!, a Gen Art Event, Chicago, Illinois

2006   Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

Annually 2004-06  Everything But the Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1999-2004  Sextablos: Works on Metal, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (opened in 1999), then traveled to New Orleans, Houston, Portland Oregon, and San Jose California

2003   Here & Now art from greater C-U, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

2003   Non Commercial Art by Commercial Artists, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2002   Inspired in Illinois, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois          

2002    Non Commercial Art by Commercial Artists, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2001   From Flesh to Steel, Indiana University Northwest, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Gary, Indiana

2000  Rockford Midwestern, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

1999  Group Show of Gallery Artists, Earthworks Gallery, Chicago

1999   New Figurative Art, Earthworks Gallery, Chicago

1996   Visions Not Far From Normal, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

1996   The Young And/Or the Restless, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

1996    72nd Annual Faculty Exhibition, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois

1996   Group Show of Gallery Artists, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

1994   Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont

1994   Day of the Dead, Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, Massachusetts

1994    A Story Told:  The Narrative Impulse in Contemporary Art, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

1994   Works on Paper, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

1994   New Art/New Year, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

1994   Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, Illinois

1993   Imagery:  Incongruous Juxtapositions, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago                                  

1993   Skewed Visions:  Davies, Grucza and Guthrie, ISPACE,  Chicago

1993   The Davies/Ross Show, Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1992  Under Exposed New Talent, Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago

1992  Collections: The Vernacular Object, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

1992   Sexuality in Religion, World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago

SYMPOSIUMS AND MUSEUM INSTALLATIONS

2010    Guest Curator for Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Chanpaign,Illinois

2006    Guest Curator for Cosmic Consciousness: the Work of Robert Bannister, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Champaign, Illinois

1995  Day of the Dead Workshop, Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, Massachusetts

1995  Mural Series and Exhibition Design for Children’s Museum of Illinois, Decatur, Illinois           

1994  Symposium, How Far Out is Outsider Art?, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Champaign, Illinois

1993-94  Mural Commission and Banners for the exhibition Life Over Time, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois

1992  Guest Panelist, Thrift Store Paintings, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Champaign, Illinois

1991  Sideshow Installation/Workshop, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

1990  Guest Curator, Palace of Wonders:  Side Show Banners of the Circus & Carnival, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Champaign

PUBLICATIONS

2010    Exhibition Catalog, Stranger in Paradise:The Works of Reverend Howard Finster, University of Washington Press

2006   Essay, Cosmic Consciousness: The Works of Robert Bannister, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion

1995    Essay Contributor, Freaks, Geeks, and Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway, Hardy Marks Publications

1990    Essay, Palace of Wonders: Sideshow Banners of the Circus and Carnival, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Roger Brown Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois

Laura Knott Library, Bradford College, Bradford, Massachusetts

McDonald’s Corporation, Oakbrook, Illinois

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Lawrence and Evelyn Aronson, Glencoe, Illinois

Jerome and Carol Ginsburg, Glenview, Illinois

Billy Shire, Los Angeles, California