D a n a P r o v e n c e
2001 Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Minor: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
University of North Texas
1995 Bachelor of Science in Biology
2017 Mars Shelter Concept, large-scale installation, ASU Planetarium green space; Alamosa, CO
- Iron Tribe Exhibit, International/Invitational, Buris Hall Art Gallery; Las Vegas, NM
2016 August Wilson Center, Group Show, 26th Intl. Sculpture Conference; Pittsburgh, PA
- The View from Here, group exhibit, Cloyde Snook Gallery; Alamosa, CO
- International Sculpture Center, Invitational, Tribeca Three-Sixty Gallery; New York, NY
2015 The Little SCULPTURE Show, 24th International Sculpture Conference, Phoenix, AZ
- BOUNCE, group exhibit, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
2014 4th Biennial Western Cast Iron Exhibition, Juried Show, Laramie, WY
- Then and Now, Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
- Exchange Exhibit, Colorado State University; Pueblo, CO
2013 Shazam Exhibition, Alamosa, CO
2012 The Little SCULPTURE Show, 23rd International Sculpture Conference, Chicago, IL
- Art Faculty Exhibition, ASU Faculty Art Exhibition, Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
- BUOY, Cloyd Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO – (Solo)
2010 The Examined Life, Community Partnerships Gallery, Alamosa, CO
- Faculty Exhibition, Cloyd Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
- Oso Bay Biennial, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, TX
- Art Of The Dunes, Encore Show, The Artrium, SLVMC Hospital, Alamosa, CO
2009 Art Of The Dunes, Juried Show, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
- Faculty Exhibition, ASC Faculty Art Exhibition, Snook & Hatfield Galleries, Alamosa, CO
- Imagillaboration National Sculpture Project with 111 artist, traveling exhibition:
- Museum of Contemporary Art; Jacksonville, FL
- Georgia Perimeter College Fine Art Gallery; Atlanta, GA
- Space 301; Mobile, AL
- Haley-Henman Gallery, Dallas, TX
- Sculptural Iron, Mesalands College, Tucumcari, NM
2008 While the Cats Away…, ASC Faculty Art Exhibition, Alamosa, CO
- Sculptural Iron, Mesalands College, Tucumcari, NM
2007 Past, Present, Future; Cloyd Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
2006 CoMA Members Exhibition, Salida, CO
- Faculty Art Exhibition, ASC Faculty Art Exhibition, Alamosa, CO
- Artist of the Lowbrow Lounge, Black Box Theatre, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
- The Art Walk, Alamosa, CO
2005 The Art Department Faculty Exhibition, ASC Faculty Art Exhibition, Alamosa, CO
- Iron Tribe Exhibit 2005, Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture; Las Vegas, NM
- Salon Selections, ASC Faculty Art Exhibition, Alamosa, CO
2004 South by Southwest, Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture; Las Vegas, NM
- The Return of the Faculty, ASC Faculty Art Exhibition, Alamosa, CO
2003 The Wichita National, Juried Show; Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
- Metal Arts, Juried Show; Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, TX – Best of Show Award
2002 The Yellow Line, Invitational at The Art Corridor II, Arlington, TX
- Fifteen, TCC Gallery S. W., Arlington, TX
2001 Containing Space, Invitational TCC Gallery S.W., Arlington, TX
- Art In The Metroplex, Juried Show; Moudy Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX – Clardy Award
- Symphony of Design, Arbolage, Austin, TX
- Activating Space, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX – (Solo)
- The Collective, SOVA, Denton, TX
2000 Seating as Sculpture, Visual Arts Commons, Denton, TX
1999 Light Well Show, UNT Arts Atrium, Denton, TX
- Bad Aluminum Group, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX
1998 Light Well Show, UNT Arts Atrium, Denton, TX
1996 The Open Door Arts Fest, the Art Center, Waco, TX
COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS
2016 Bronze Schism, commissioned by collector in Brazil. Original laser scanned and 3D printed at custom scale, then molded and lost wax cast in bronze.
2015 “Three Pillars of Adams State” project: Designed and fabricated three, seven and a half foot tall pillars out of basalt stone, bronze, and stainless steel, representing the three main phases of the institution from inception (ASNS) to college (ASC) to university (ASU). Collaborated with designer Timothy Piatt to redesign a campus courtyard and site these sculptures therein to mark and celebrate this momentous occasion.
2015 Commissioned by the Federal Office of Surface Mining to create a scale model of an open pit coal mine typical of the desert southwest. The model is to be used for public education and was designed with special features for interactivity with audiences and transportability.
2014 Commissioned to provide extensive architectural preservation services for the recreation of rare and custom architectural elements within Richardson Hall on the Adams State University campus.
2013 Commercial Bronze Door Entrance Pulls, Kristi Mountain Sports, Alamosa, CO
2012 “Three Pillars of Adams State” project: Designed and fabricated three, seven and a half foot tall pillars out of basalt, bronze, and stainless steel, representing the three main phases of the institution from inception (ASNS) to college (ASC) to university (ASU). Provence worked in collaboration with designer Timothy Piatt to redesign a campus courtyard and site these sculptures therein to mark and celebrate this momentous occasion.
2011 Designed and Fabricated Granite and Stainless Steel signage for the Adams Sate College campus. Sculpture students are trained in monument-making skills and paid by the respective sign budgets. Two building master signs have been built with more to follow each year, and new students will be given the chance to learn these skills.
2010 Line in Space, carved glass, cast bronze, and natural stone sculpture. The collection of The San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, ARTrium Space, Alamosa, CO.
2005 Adams State College, Alamosa, CO; a pair of life-size bronze Japanese cranes for the new San Luis Valley Japanese American Memorial Garden on the ASC campus.
2003 City of Lewisville, TX; Bronze dedication plaque for new city hall
- City of Lewisville, TX; Bronze seal for new city hall
2000 RWM Design, Austin, TX; stainless steel and glass, edition 2 of 2, private residence
1999 CSI, Inc., Lewisville, TX; six bronze sculptures for a gated residential development
PROFESSOR of ART August ’03 ~
“I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion.” Kurt Hahn
Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado
- Sculpture – Teach beginning, advanced and graduate level students the contemporary practices and technical skills of the sculptural discipline. Emphasis placed on developing a skillful sensitivity towards materials and concepts. Some of the techniques being taught include: rapid prototyping with a 3D printer and Rhino 3D modeling software, metal fabrication methods such as CAD-CAM plasma cutting, TIG and MIG welding, metal forming methods, beginning through advanced mold making and digital enlargement, foundry processes relating to bronze, aluminum and iron casting, and wood and stone carving processes. Manage and maintain fully equipped studio and foundry. Additional Skills: kiln-formed and blown glass, and neon processes.
- Land Art Sculpture – Teach the history and contemporary practice of Earth Art, culminating in the creation of several original artworks in the nearby San Juan Mountains and Great Sand Dunes National Park areas. Students create temporary outdoor sculptural work using natural materials found on site, such as stones, soil, leaves, feathers, and branches, creating no lingering detrimental affect, cultivating a sensitivity towards habitat and the ephemeral.
- Jewelry & Metalsmithing – Teach beginning, advanced and graduate level students the contemporary practices of art on the body and metalsmithing. Some of the techniques being taught include: rapid prototyping with a 3D printer and Rhino 3D modeling software, an array of hot and cold fabrication methods, extensive use of hydraulic metalsmithing, raising, multiple metal casting techniques, an array of stone setting methods, hinging, enameling (incl. Champlevé and Cloisonné), iron and silver forging, glass casting, fusing and slumping, precious metal clay, mold-making, and chain making. Manage and maintain fully equipped jewelry and metalsmithing studio.
- 3 D Foundations – Students explore form and space via a range of materials, techniques, and concepts in this hands-on course. Through exposure to contemporary and historical techniques and approaches, students are encouraged to experiment with both traditional and new materials. Critical problem solving, fundamental construction techniques, and creative inquiry are emphasized in this class. Sustainable design is highlighted as a means of practice and typical projects include, kinetic, body-based, and monumental sculptural works. Using a wide range of materials including, but not limited to, wood, cardboard, plastic, wire, and fabric students create work using individual and collaborative approaches.
- Professional Seminar – Considered the “capstone” class for the art program, teaching professional practices for the emerging artist. Students create a digital and print-based portfolio while preparing to mount and market their group senior exhibition. Small business practices are taught that include record keeping of labor, material costs, and overhead to set pricing and calculate income estimates.
- Art Appreciation (General Education) – An introduction to the visual arts that provides a foundation in the basic concepts, materials, and processes, including a hands on component, as well as a brief history of art.
- Cross-Cultural Art Immersion:
- Led a group of twenty-three to Ireland and England, experiencing the culture, the art both ancient and contemporary, the people, and the history, culminating with written components and creative projects. (2006)
- Led a group of twenty-nine to Italy and Spain, again for the culture, the art both ancient and contemporary, the people, and the history, culminating with written components and creative projects. (2011)
- Co-led a group of seventeen to New York City and Storm King Sculpture Park. (2013)
Service to the University:
- Art Liaison and board member to the local maker space, The SLV STEAM Shop 2014 ~ present
- Graduate Council Representative for the Visual Arts Dept. 2015 ~ 2016
- Spring 2016 Grad. Initiative special service: Served in the creation of a new Graduate Studies office, including personnel, funding, and organizational structure.
- Faculty Senate Representative for the Visual Arts Dept. 2011 ~ 2015
- Faculty advisor to The ASU Art League, a student academic club 2006 – 2015
- Student advisement, curriculum development, and participation in departmental shared governance
- Significant recruiting activities both on and off campus. Director of the Arts Extravaganza recruiting campaign for high school students 2009/2010. Approx. 150 high school students and teachers on campus yearly participating in two hour long studio workshops.
- Curated and Co-curated many student art exhibitions over the past decade.
- Presenter in ASU’s community lecture series. Directed and managed our Masters of Arts in Art online marketing campaign.
- Chaired the General Education Coordinating Committee for 2 years
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Aug. ’02 ~ May’03
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
- Sculpture – same as above, with the addition of having taught an extensive installation project.
- Metals & Jewelry – beginning through advanced / refer to prior description
- 3D Design – refer to prior description
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR Aug. ’01 ~ May ‘02
Tarrant County College, S.W., Arlington, TX
- Sculpture I – Glass casting: large scale figure studies emphasizing form, color, and light. Hot glass Neon production focused on activating space using hybrid mixed media installations.
- 3D Design– refer to prior description.
- Electronic Imaging I – Adobe Photoshop 6.0,technical software application with emphasis on design principles and elements, concept development, and critical thinking skills. All projects designed for prepress and/or web applications.
- Ceramics I – hand building techniques for sculptural and functional pottery, including the uses of molds, and extrusions. Emphasis placed on clay bodies, forms, surface treatment, and decorative processes.
2016 Awarded NASA grant to design and build a full-scale concept Mars Shelter with art students in collaboration with STEM field educators and students. K-12 educators, students and members of the community will have opportunity to collaborate as well. Project will be displayed 9 of 2017.
- 26th International Sculpture Conference – Sculpture in Context: Tradition and Innovation. Presented new sculptural work; Pittsburg, PA
- 2nd Annual Crested Butte Community Iron Pour, Colorado; (hosted UG and Grad. students)
- April Fools Iron Pour, collaboration with Mesa State University, Grand Junction, CO (hosted 9 ASU students)
- Participated in Dr. Bill Buskist’s one day workshop “Practical Advice for Discovering and Nurturing the Master Teacher within You”, hosted by ASU’s Faculty Development Committee.
- Participated in the mid-year Taos, NM Professional Development Retreat, “Paws-itive Pathways: Using Our Strengths to Create Personal and Institutional Change”.
2015 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture. Presented new sculptural work; Phoenix, AZ
2014 One week Collaboration with goldsmith Phil Porier of Taos, NM
- Curated a local student exhibition “Upcycle”, which included three exhibition venues, and coordinated the show to travel to Denver, CO for a much larger art and music upcycle event at the state capitol.
2013 FATE – postHaus Conference: Savannah, GA
Taos, New Mexico Art Trip, galleries and studio tours – group of 15 students
2012 23rd International Sculpture Conference: Process, Patron, Public; Chicago, IL
2012 Santa Fe, New Mexico Art Trip, museums, galleries, bronze pour – group of 12 students
2012 SNAG Metalsmithing/Jewelry Conference, Phoenix, AZ
*Pin Swap Exhibition/Participant; Educators Room Volunteer
2010 SNAG Metalsmithing/Jewelry Conference, Houston, TX
*Pin Swap Exhibition/Participant; Conference Volunteer
2009 Annual Spring Iron Pour Workshop, Tucumcari, NM; 1 week (hosted 7 students)
2008 Annual Spring Iron Pour Workshop, Tucumcari, NM; 1 week (hosted 11 students)
- Conversations in Art, Public Radio interview with host Frankie Will
2007 Imagillaboration National Sculpture Project
- Iron Pour Workshop, NMHU, Las Vegas, NM
- Colorado Metalsmithing Association Conference and Workshops, Salida, Colorado
2006 COMA Conference and Workshops, Salida, Colorado
- Iron Pour Workshop, NMHU, Las Vegas, NM
2005 Leadership Training, EF Educational Tours, prep. to lead study abroad art courses, Paris, France
- Artist residency with Shidoni, Inc. of Tesuque, New Mexico; a commercial bronze art foundry
- Iron Pour Workshop, NMHU, Las Vegas, NM
2004 Received Patent-Pending Status by the USPTO, Marketing and Manufacturing to follow
2004 Iron Pour Workshop, NMHU, Las Vegas, NM
2003 CAA Conference, New York
2002 CAA Conference, Philadelphia,(member since 2001)
2000 International Sculpture Conference, Houston, TX (ISC member since 1999)
1999 Solid and Blown Glass Workshops, Galveston, TX
International Sculpture Center (ISC) – member since 1999
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) – member since 2004
Colorado Metalsmithing Association (COMA) – member since 2006
Foundations in Art: Theory & Education (FATE) – member since 2011
2016 Sculpture, International Sculpture Center publication, Vol. 35, No. 4, pg. 80
2015 A-Stater, Gemstones donated to Art Dept., Spring 2015 ed., pg. 18.
2014 A-Stater, What’s New in Richardson Hall, Fall 2014 ed., pg. 4
A-Stater, Land Art summer course photo opp., summer 2014 ed., back cover.
The Pueblo Chieftan, Exhibition Photo Opp. Of BUOY, Feb. 11, 2014.
2012 A-Stater, “The Art of Navigating Through Life”, spring 2012 ed., pg. 14.
2010 A-Stater, “Granite sign made by Adams State Art Department”, spring 2010 ed., pg. 28.
2008 Valley Courier, “Observation: The Nexus of Art and Science”, ASC Community Lecture Series
- A-Stater, “A Glittering Gift”, Winter 2008 ed., pg. 26; plus a back cover story on the Grizzly Cultural Totem Project.
2006 Genesis Magazine, Literary and Visual Art Works, photo of Grace & Beauty, pg. 67
2005 Genesis Magazine, Literary and Visual Art Works, photo of Offering, pg. 63
2004 Valley Courier, “ASC Art Faculty Shows Off Best Work” with photos, January
2001 Artifact, 2 entries, Article and Images of “Lotto Art” events, and a sculpture showcase.
2001 North Texas Daily, Solo Exhibition article, March 14, page 7.
TRAVEL/ FOREIGN LANGUAGES
2013 New York City, emphasis of the contemporary collections of art; co-led a group of thirteen college students.
2011 Italy, with emphasis on the major art collections of Rome and Florence; Spain, with emphasis on the major art collections of Barcelona, Madrid, and Bilbao; Led a group of twenty-seven college students.
2006 Dublin and Southeast Ireland, Whales, London and Southern England; Led a group of twenty-three students and community members with an emphasis on the fine arts from antiquity to the present.
2005 Paris, France; Leadership Training with EF Educational Tours, preparing for study abroad art courses in the spring of 2006.
2001 Boca Del Rio, Mexico; and other small Pacific coast villages
2000 Vladivostok, Russia (Primorski Krae Region), five weeks, Contemporary Sculpture research
1999 Vladivostok, Russia – six weeks
1996 England, France, Holland, Germany, Austria, and Italy – three weeks; Conversational: Spanish