EDUCATION

M.F.A., Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 2003

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Museum Studies Curatorial Certificate, 2003

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

B.F.A., 2D Studio Art - Concentration in Drawing, 2001

Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

    

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2010 -Present    Assistant Professor of Art, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY                   

2007 -2010        Full Time Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH           

2003 -2007       Part-Time Lecturer, University of Louisville, Allan R. Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY

2003 -2007      Adjunct Professor, Jefferson Community College, Fine Art Dept., Louisville, KY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

54th National Juried Exhibition, Mazur Museum, Monroe, LA                                                                               Juror: Gia Hamilton, Joan Mitchell Center Director, New Orleans, LA

Ephemera, National Juried Exhibition, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA                                                                  Juror: Pam Rogers of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC

32nd Positive/Negative National Juried Art Exhibition, ETSU Gallery, Johnson City, TN                              Juror: Dr. Anja Foerschner of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA.

40th National Juried Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA                                                           Juror: Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum

The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: Order & Chaos, Giles Gallery, NKU, Richmond, KY                         Juror: Robert L. Croker

US Bank Exhibition, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2016

State of Painting, Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, KY

US Bank Exhibition, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2015

Material / Method: Contemporary Practices in Painting, NOVA Gallery, Woodbridge, VA

Brent Dedas & Evan Fugazzi, Two Person Exhibition, Galerie Hertz, Louisville, KY

Black & White Nation Juried Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY.                Juror: Christiane Paul, Whitney Museum, NYC

US Bank Exhibition, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2014

Art Prague International Art Fair, Solo Project Room, Kafka’s House, Prague, Czech Republic

Solo Exhibition, Galerie ERA svt, Prague, Czech Republic

Solo Exhibition, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

Drowning in a Sea of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

INDA 9- International Drawing Annual Exhibition In Print, Manifest Gallery, Cin., OH

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, WKU Main Gallery, Bowling Green, KY

US Bank Exhibition, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY

Ritualistic-Process, Two Person Exhibition, LASC Gallery, Lexington, KY

2013

INDA 8- International Drawing Annual Exhibition In Print, Manifest Gallery, Cin., OH

US Bank Exhibition, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY

SECAC Juried Exhibition, Gatewood Gallery, UNCG, Greensboro, NC

Process as Content, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

National Juried 12 x 12 Online Exhibition, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN

2012

INDA 7- International Drawing Annual Exhibition In Print, Manifest Gallery, Cin., OH

15th Annual SECAC Juried Exhibition, Royall Arts Center, Durham, NC,                                                  Juror: Charles Joyner

Surface / Sub-surface, Two Person Exhibition,Galerie Hertz, Louisville, KY

US Bank Exhibition, Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY

Making it: Now, Hite Gallery, University of Louisville, Louisville KY

2011

State of Drawing,Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown College, KY

Working with Paper National Juried Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, Arizona, NM

Community of Artists Exhibition, Research Center, Bowling Green, KY

14th Annual SECAC Juried Exhibition, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA,                                                  Juror: Dan Cameron, Prospect New Orleans founder & Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum

All Kentucky Juried Exhibition, Capital Arts Alliance, Bowling Green, KY

Annual Fall National Juried Exhibition, Space 237 Gallery, Toledo, OH

National Juried 12 x 12 Exhibition, Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

2010

INDA 5- International Drawing Annual Exhibition In Print, Manifest Gallery, Cin., OH

All Kentucky Juried Exhibition, Capital Arts Alliance, Bowling Green, KY

TAA Juried Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

The Architecture of Destruction Solo Exhibition, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Authors and Artists Group Exhibition, Cannaday Center, University of Toledo, OH

Faculty Show, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

2009

Personally Political International Juried Exhibition, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany                         Juror: Barbara Fragogna, Curator

Annual Fall National Juried Exhibition, Space 237 Gallery, Toledo, OH

Interpretations of the Landscape National Juried Exhib., CIAO Gallery, Jackson, WY

Art in Academia Juried Exhibition, Space 301 Gallery, Mobile, AL                                                           Juror: Dr. Paul Richelson, Chief Curator at the Mobile Museum of Art

Works on Paper National Juried Exhibition, RFD Gallery, Swainsboro, GA                                              Juror: Geraldine Wojno Kiefer, Professor of Art, Shenandoah University.

Artomatic419 Public Art Exhibition, Warehouse event site, Toledo, OH

Fragile Bodies National Juried Exhibition, Main Gallery, Univ. of Northern Kentucky, Highland Heights, KY

Light and Mass Faculty Exhibition, Center for Visual Art, University of Toledo, OH

2008

A Sense of Place National Juried Exhibition, Gertrude Herbert Inst. of Art, Augusta, GA                       Juror: Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL.

Ohio/Kentucky Invitational: Engine 22 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Authors and Artists Group Exhibition, Cannaday Center, University of Toledo, OH

2007

Our Chemistry: Sex, War and the Landscape Solo Exhibition, Water Tower Gallery, Louisville, KY

8”x8”, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006

New Work, Swanson Reed Contemporary Gallery, Louisville KY

Art Exchange, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout, Furlong Gallery, WI

Faculty Show, Cressman Center, Louisville, KY

Calumet Invitational, Headley Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY

Dario Covi Invitational Group Exhibition, Covi Galley, Univ. of Lou., Louisville, KY

2005

Rock The Water Tower Exhibition, Louisville Visual Art Assoc., Lou., KY

2004

The Other Place, Belfast Festival at Queens, Belfast, Ireland

Three State Invitational Exhibition, Glassworks, Louisville, KY

Faculty Show, Jefferson Community College, Louisville, KY

Bluegrass Biennial Regional Juried Group Exhibition, Morehead State University, KY

Encompass, Ardgillan Castle, Dublin, Ireland

2003

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, D.A.A.P. Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Studio Works, Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Paintings by Brent Dedas and Yvette Cummings, 840 Gallery, Cincinnati OH

Holiday Show, Erin Devine Gallery of Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY

2002

Brent Dedas: Drawings on Copper Solo Exhibition, Erin Devine Gallery, Louisville, KY

Prints, Edwards Center Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Holiday Show, Erin Devine Gallery, Louisville., KY

2001

Warrior Nation, Actors Theater, Louisville, KY

B.F.A. Exhibition, Belknap and Covi Galleries, University of Louisville, KY

Holiday Show, Erin Devine Gallery, Louisville., KY

2000

Drawings, Erin Devine Gallery, Louisville, KY

Hite Scholarship Exhibition, Belknap and Covi Galleries, University of Louisville, KY

Line, Mark, Edge, Morrison Gallery, Elizabethtown Community College, KY

1999

Art League Juried Exhibition, SAL Gallery, University of Louisville, KY                                                   Juror: Julian Robson, Curator of the Speed Art Museum

 

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2015

First Place Prize, Professional Mixed Media, US Bank Exhibition, Bowling Green, KY

Co-curator, Remaking Language Exhibition, WKU Corridor Gallery, Bowling Green, KY

Juror, Harvest of Art, Heritage Festival, Russellville, KY

Designer & Collaborator, Video Animation for WKU Dance Company presentation of Cinderella, Van Meter Auditorium, Bowling Green, KY

Co-writer of Essay for Publication, Redefining Creativity: Multi-layered Collaboration in Art, Cambridge Scholars Publishing

2014

Second Place Prize, Professional Mixed Media, US Bank Exhibition, Bowling Green, KY

Panel Presenter, “Quick and the Dead” S.E.C.A.C. Sarasota, FL Session Chair, S.E.C.A.C. Conference, Sarasota, FL

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN

2013

Board of Directors, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, F.A.T.E. Rep. to S.E.C.A.C. Panel Presenter, “Animation...Yes Please!” S.E.C.A.C. Greensboro, NC

Session Co-chair, “FATE Open Session: Facilitating Transformation” S.E.C.A.C. Greensboro, NC

Curator, “Inspiration Re-imagined” Spencer’s Coffeehouse, Bowling Green, KY

2012

Board of Directors, Kentucky Representative, S.E.C.A.C.

Curator, “Emerging Artists” Gallerie Hertz, Louisville, KY

Juror, Regional Scholastic Arts Exhibition, Capital Arts Alliance & Kentucky Art Council

Panel Member, “Making it: Now” Alumni Success, Hite Gallery, University of Louisville

Panel Presenter, “What Do Painters Teach?” S.E.C.A.C. Durham, NC

2011

Best of Show, Working with Paper National Juried Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, NM

Award for Excellence, All Kentucky Juried Exhibition, Capital Arts Alliance, KY

Creator & Curator, “Grid/Process/Concept” Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY

Panel Presenter, “Student Success & Professional Practice” S.E.C.A.C. Savannah, GA

Session Chair, S.E.C.A.C. Conference, Savannah, GA

Studio Panel Selection Committee, S.E.C.A.C. Conference, Savannah, GA

Creator & Co-curator of, “Process and Product”, Twist Gallery, Nashville, TN

Art Auction Artwork Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

2010

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

Second Place Prize, TAA Juried Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Panel Presenter, “Bridging the Gap from the Classroom to the World at Large” S.E.C.A.C., Richmond, VA

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

2009

Creator & Co-curator of, “The Great Art Exchange” with the University of Hawaii

Session Chair, “Beyond the Walls of the Classroom” S.E.C.A.C. Conference, Mobile, AL

Visual Committee Co-Chair, “Artomatic 419” Toledo Public Art Project

Committee member, Center for Visual Arts, Gallery committee

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2008

Committee Member, Center for Visual Arts, Gallery committee

Committee Member, “Artomatic 419” Toledo Public Art Project

Workshop Presenter, “Motivation/Innovation” O.A.E.A. Conference, Toledo, OH

Curator, “A Cloud of Ideas, Over 4000 Drawings” Space 237 Gallery, Toledo, OH

Panel Presenter, “Creativity in Studio Practice” S.E.C.A.C. Conference, New Orleans, LA

Lecturer, “Our Chemistry”, Artist Lecture Series, Center for Visual Art, Toledo, OH

Panel Juror, 9th Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition presented by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Toledo, OH

2007

Panel Presenter, “Plugged and Unplugged” F.A.T.E. Conference, Milwaukee, WI

Curator, “The Process of Exploration, 1900 Drawings” Rouge Noir Gallery, Louisville, KY

2006

Co-curator, “1400 Drawings”, Greenhouse Arts Project, Louisville, KY

Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

Supervisor, Student Art Trip, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2005

F.A.T.E. Conference, Columbus, OH

Children’s Hospital Foundation Auction Donor, Louisville, KY

Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

2004

Lecturer, “Applying to Graduate School,” University of Louisville

Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

Instructor, Children’s Free Art Class, Louisville Visual Art Assoc., KY

2003

Vice President, Fine Arts Graduate Student Government Association

Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

2002

Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

2001

Vice President, Student Art League, University of Louisville

Award for Design, Honorable Mention, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association

Full Tuition Scholarship and Assistantship to College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati

Art Auction Volunteer/Donator, Louisville Visual Art Association

2000

Allen R. Hite Scholarship, University of Louisville

Vice President for Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Louisville

Vice President, Student Art League, University of Louisville

SECAC Conference Volunteer, Louisville, KY

Juror, “An Artistic Discovery,” Federal Building, Louisville KY

Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Harrison Construction, Louisville, KY

The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Artemisia, Louisville, KY

Bermac Inc., Cincinnati, OH

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2005- Present     Foundation in Art: Theory and Education

2003- Present     College Art Association

2000- Present     Southeastern College Art Conference