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Education

Teaching

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Visiting Artist / Residency

Curating

Articles Published / Papers Presented

Service

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Cedar Lorca Nordbye

Foundation Studies
Associate Professor
Foundation Studies Program Coordinator
OFFICE: Communication & Fine Arts Blg Room 207
PH: 901/678-2640
FAX: 901/678-2735
EMAIL: cnordbye@memphis.edu

EDUCATION

M.F.A. (with honors) University of Iowa, Drawing and Printmaking, 1998
M.A. University of Iowa, Drawing and Printmaking, 1997
B.A. (Art/Art History) Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1993

TEACHING

Assistant Professor of Art, Foundations Coordinator, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, 2003-Present
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, 2001-2003
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1999-2000

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2006
Fresh A.I.R., Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL
Temple Israel Gallery, Memphis, TN
EmpireMartyrTransmission, Empire State Building, NY (solo Performance)
Tennessee Arts Commission Exhibition, Nashville, TN
Do Not Crease, Staple or Bend, South Dakota

2005
Construction Cru, Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, QC (solo)
Construction, Biggin Art Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL (solo)
EmpireMartyrTransmission, Empire State Building, NY (solo Performance)
Room in the Margins, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
Max: Interior Voices, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Art Faculty Exhibition, Jones Hall Gallery, Memphis, TN

2004
50 Years and Counting, Brown Vs. Board of Education, National Civil Rights Museum
Prints from Resident Artists, Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL
EmpireMartyrTransmission, Empire State Building, NY (solo Performance)

2003
Building Revolution, Malcolm X College, Central Art Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Construction, Clough Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (solo)
EmpireMartyrTransmission, Empire State Building, NY (solo Performance)

2002
Questions: 3 Generations of Jewish Artists, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (3 person)
Alma College 23rd Annual Statewide Print Competition, Alma College, Alma, MI
Crisis Response, Gainey Gallery, Byron Center, MI (2 person)
EmpireMartyrTransmission, Empire State Building, NY (solo Performance)

2001
Auto Show, Dynamite Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
New Faculty, Louis Armstrong Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
EmpireMartyrTransmission, Empire State Building, NY (solo Performance)


2000
The Argument, NFA Space Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2 person)
200 Years of Folly: Contemporary Printmakers Respond to the legacy of Goya’s
Caprichos, Grand Valley State University Art Gallery and Muskegon Art Museum
EmpireMartyrTransmission, Empire State Building, NY (solo Performance)


1999
ClownMartyrSociety, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI (solo)
PromDateCarBomb, Dynamite Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI (solo)
Alma College 22nd Annual Statewide Print Competition, Alma College, Alma, MI
Bradley International Print Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Kalamazoo Institute of Art Regional Juried Exhibition, Kalamazoo, MI
Artlink Annual International Print Competition, Fort Wayne, IN
71st Annual Muskegon Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon, MI
Story: Telling, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN

1998
A Candle and a Mirror, Dance Palace Gallery, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA (solo)
A Candle and a Mirror, Drewelowe Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (solo)
Western Michigan University Faculty Exhibition, Dalton Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Greetings from Iowa, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ten Spaces, Center for Visual Art, Oakland, CA

1997
Five at Summit, Summit Street Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Four From the University of Iowa, CSPS, Osada Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
Student Art Biennial, Museum of the City of Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
Hidden/Concealed/Revealed, Jewish Community Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Coast to Coast, Center for Visual Art, Oakland, CA
Student Drawings from the University of Iowa, Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela
I paid $25 to be in This Show, Beret International Gallery, Chicago, IL (it’s true)
Member’s Show, Arts Iowa City, Iowa City
Multiple Talents: Book Arts, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Multiple Talents: Book Arts, Arts Iowa City, Iowa City, IA

1993
Prints and Drawings to Save the World (2 Person B.A. Exhibition)

VISITING ARTIST / RESIDENCY

2006
Banff Centre for the Arts, Babble, Babble and Rabble: Art and Text, Six week residency,
Banff, Alberta, Canada, (declined due to scheduling conflict)

2005
Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, QC, Canada, 2week residency, workshops, lectures
Auburn University, visiting artist, lecture, critiques

2003
Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL, 2 week residency

2002
Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL, lecture, workshop
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, lecture, workshop

2001
California State University, Humboldt, taught a two-day, one-credit course
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, workshop
Western Michigan University, lecture

1998
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, workshop
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, lecture, graduate critiques
Olive Harvey College, Chicago, IL, Lecture

CURATING

2006
Drive Thru Show, Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
Cross Axis: East West, Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
Factory Four, The Studio Revealed, Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

2005
Newcomers, Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

2004
Action Packed, Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN

ARTICLES PUBLISHED / PAPERS PRESENTED

2007
The Role of the Gift in the Relational Project EmpireMartyrTransmission, a chapter for
the forthcoming book, Community Performance: A Reader, Routledge, 2007

Ethical Challenges Embedded in Barbara DeGenieveve’s Homeless Series, article to be
published in Afterimage

2006
The Relational Print, Mid American Print Association Annual Conference, University of
Ohio, Athens, Ohio (chair and presentor)

2005
On Banality, essay in Every Day Life: The Art of Danica Phelps, Grinnell College

2003
What Should Students Read? F.A.T.E. conference, Sarasota, FL (chair and presentor)

SERVICE

2006/07
Chair Foundations Assessment Committee
Chair Advanced Placement Committee
Member of the Advising and Planning Committee
Member of the Technology Committee
Member of the Scholarship Committee
Member of the Graduate Council (College Service)

2005/06
Chair Foundations Instructor Search Committee
Chair Foundations Assessment Committee
Chair Advanced Placement Committee
Member of the Advising and Planning Committee
Member of the Technology Committee
Member of the Scholarship Committee

2004/05
Chair Foundations Assessment Committee
Chair Advanced Placement Committee
Member of the Advising and Planning Committee
Member of the Technology Committee
Member of the Scholarship Committee
Member of the Contemporary Art Historian Search Committee

2003/04
Chair Foundations Assessment Committee
Chair Advanced Placement Committee
Member of the Advising and Planning Committee
Member of the Technology Committee
Member of the Scholarship Committee
Member of the Art Education Search Committee

TEACHING SERVICE

Member of BFA Committees for Barry Hooper, Jamon Carter, S. Julian Jenkins

Member of MFA Committees for Leslie Snoke, Michael Windy, Bonnie Tate, Christina Khusch

Independent Studies with Mary Lundberg, Tommy Foster, Sara Boyce, Keith Franks,
Tim Kinnard, Jada Thompson

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2005/06
Juror, Black Bayou Commission, Urban Arts Commission

2004/06
Co-Curator, Co-Preparator, Marshall Arts Gallery, Memphis, TN

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