Alan Skees

EDUCATION

2007                 M.F.A., University of Arizona

2004                 B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Alabama in Birmingham

EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE

2004 – 2007      Teacher of Record, 2D Color and Design,
                                    University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ.

2006                 Teaching Assistant, Practicum in Intaglio,
                                    University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ.

2004 – 2005      Studio Technician, University of Arizona School of Art print shop,
                                     Tucson, AZ.

2004                 Teaching Assistant, Practicum in 2D Color and Design,
                                    University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ.

2004                 Teaching Assistant, Practicum in Relief / Woodblock
                                    University of Arizona School of Art, Tucson, AZ.

2004 – 2005      Gallery Preparator, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ.

2003 – 2004      Gallery Preparator, UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL.

2002 – 2004      UNIX Midrange Problem Resolution Administrator
                                    EDS (Electronic Data Systems), Hoover, AL 

2001 – 2004      Conservation and Restoration Framing, Edgewood Frame Shop,                                                                   Homewood, AL.

2001                 Gallery Preparator, Blue Shirt Project, Birmingham AL.

1999 – 2001      Chat Host / Customer Service / Server Security and Maintenance
                                    Talk City Inc. (www.talkcity.com)

1998                 Book Formatting / Camera Copy Production, Professor Eduardo Neiva,Ph.D.,                          Mythologies of Vision: Image, Culture, and Visuality. Publisher: Peter Lang                          Publishing. Birmingham, AL.

Exhibitions

2007     Voyeur One, Voyeur International Video Collective,
                        Exhibition Venues:
                        - 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
                        - Art Melbourne 07, The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Australia
                        - Zurich, Switzerland (June)
                        - Helsinki, Finland (August)
                        - Amsterdam, Holland (September)

            Combined Talents: Florida International, (juried group) Florida State University                            Museum of Fine Arts, Jurors: Holly Hanessian and Joe Sanders, Tallahassee, FL

            PerformIT, (group) The Historic Y, Tucson AZ

            Ideas of Home and Travel, (exchange portfolio) Aberystwyth School of Art in Wales
                           and The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

            SPICY.LUTEFISK.DOUBLEWIDE: A Traveling Print Exchange, Quarter Gallery at the                            University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

            Deserts, Lakes and Swamps, (group) Printmaking Gallery in Middleton Library at                           Louisana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

            Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Show, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson AZ

2006     The “F” Word, (exchange portfolio) The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

            ConText
, (exchange portfolio) Science & Engineering Library of
                           The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

            Coded
, (solo) Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

            Head Codes
, (solo), Todd Walker Gallery, Tucson, AZ

            Miemesis 2006
, (group) Kachina Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2005     Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2005, (international invitational) Sydney, Australia
                           Collaborated with Moira Geoffrion, and Jon Tarry  

            Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2005, (group) Sofia, Bulgaria

            Snap to Grid
, (group) Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CA        

            Wonders on Paper, Clothing Optional
, (exchange portfolio)
                           University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

            Combining Media
, (group) Fremont House, Tucson, AZ

            One Night Stand
, (group) Gallery 4460, Tucson, AZ        

2004     Connections, (regional invitational) Pima College Visual Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ   

            The Body In Question
, (regional invitational) UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL

            21st Annual Magic City Art Connection
, (regional invitational) Birmingham, AL

            B.F.A Exhibition
, (group) UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2003     UAB 28th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL
                           Juror: John F. Simon, Jr.

            UAB 27th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
, Birmingham, AL
                           Juror: Mirko Ilic (Mirko Ilic Corp. NYC)

2002     UAB 26th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL
                           Juror: Robyn Donohue (Exhibition Program Coordinator for
                           Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY)

2001     UAB 25th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL
                           Juror: Mark Messersmith (Florida State University)

2000     UAB 24th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Birmingham, AL
                           Juror: Martina A. Lopez (University of Notre Dame)

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS    

2006     Arizona Commission on the Arts Professional Development Grant

2005     Tucson Pima Arts Council Mini Grant

            College of Fine Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence Award, University of Arizona

            College of Fine Arts Small Grant Award, University of Arizona

2004     Albert M. Haldeman Scholarship, University of Arizona

2003     Award of Distinction, UAB 27th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

            Senior Award (Ireland Scholarship), UAB Department of Art and Art History           

            Outstanding Student Award, UAB Department of Art and Art History

2002     Accepted into Phi Kappa Phi
           
            Two Awards of Distinction, UAB 26th Annual Juried Student Competition

2001     Award of Distinction, UAB 25th Annual Juried Student Competition

            Edith Frohock Scholarship, UAB Department of Art and Art History

1999     UAB Presidential Honor Roll

            Golden Key National Honor Society

Service / Outreach

2006                  Artist Talk, Coded, Lionel Rombach Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                          Designer of Plugged Women’s Video Art Collective website, Tucson, AZ

                          Designer of Border to Border Air show website and Posters, Douglas, AZ

2005 – 2006      Public Art and Installation Collaborative Design Team,
                              Moira Geoffrion, Kristin Skees, Gerardo Castillo

                          University of Arizona Letterpress Club

                          University of Arizona Printmaking Club, Print Quilt Fundraiser Organizer

2004 – 2006      University of Arizona Printmaking Club

                          University of Arizona Sculpture Club       

2005                 Co-Curated with Kristin Skees, One Night Stand, Fremont House, Tucson,AZ       

2004                 Art from the Heart, Benefit Auction for Studio by the Tracks, Birmingham, AL

                          Designer of Tucson Suffragettes Logo and Posters, Tucson, AZ

2003                 Art from the Heart, Benefit Auction for Studio By The Tracks, Birmingham, AL

2000 – 2003      UAB Art Club

Artist Assisted

2006     Artist Assistant, Michael Barnes, Assistant Prof. at Northern Illinois University,Illinois.
                        Master Printing Series at Tucson, AZ

2005     Artist Assistant, Tanya Softic, Prof. at University of Richmond, Va.
                          Master Printing Series at Tucson, AZ

            Installation Artist Assistant, Justine Cooper, Rapt II
                          Installation at UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2004     Public Art and Installation Assistant, Moira Geoffrion

2002     Artist Assistant, Brad Buckley, Prof. at Sydney College of Arts, The Light on the Hill                           Installation at UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL

Collections

Voyeur Video Collective, Melbourne, Australia

University of Arizona, Print Collection, Tucson, AZ

University of Alabama Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL

Eileen Kunzman, Birmingham, AL 

Publications/Citations

2006     Arizona Daily Wildcat, “Portrait of an Artist,” Thursday, September 21, 2006 p.16.

2005     Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Catalog, Sofia Bulgaria, photo.

1998     Mythologies of Vision: Image, Culture, and Visuality. Professor Eduardo     Neiva, Ph.                                   D Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing. Birmingham, AL.

Websites and Media

            Personal Website http://www.skees.net

            Voyeur Video Collective http://www.voyeurcollective.com/site/Alan_Skees.htm           

            E-portfolio Website http://eportfolio.cfa.arizona.edu/cover.php?portid=355

            Lessedra, World Art Print Annual Website                                                                                               http://www.lessedra.com/view_artist.php?aid=48

            UAB Artist Website, Personal undergraduate work.
            http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=58660

            UAB Department of Art and Art History Main Website
            http://www.uab.edu/art/gallery/student/askees_statement.html

            Birmingham News, November 23, 2000. Article on Frohock Scholarship Award.

            UAB website, Article on Frohock Scholarship Award.
            http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=34441

Affiliations

            College Art Association (CAA) Member

            South Eastern College Art Association (SECAC) Member

            Southern Graphics Council (SGC) Member