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LADAWNA WHITESIDE

American

b. Oklahoma, 1970

Resides in Arkansas

 

Education

2017

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Conference, Kansas City, MO

Art Education Programming for Teachers, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR

2011

School of Visual Arts New York: Criticism and Writing

2010

MFA Art Institute of Boston

2000

BA University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

Teaching, Talks and Visits

2017

Arkansas Arts Center Contemporaries Group, Little Rock, AR

Underground Community Gallery. Fayetteville, AR

2012-present

Visiting Teaching Artist Arkansas Tech University at Russellville

Drawing, 2 Dimensional Design, Color Design/Theory and Digital Photography

2015-2016

Arkansas Arts Academy and Community Creative Center at Rogers and Fayetteville

Middle School Teaching Artist

2013-2015

Community Creative Center Teaching Artist:

Nadine Baum Studios

Fayetteville, AR

Youth Summer Art Programming:

Spring Break Art Camp/Elementary School

Summer Art Camp/Elementary School

Senior Adult Continuing Education

Painting and Process Workshop/Landscape Abstraction

2013

Argenta Arts Foundation Presentation:

argentaartconnection.org

Forming Language/Developing Visual Literacy

North Little Rock, AR

Academia de Arte – Cienfuegos, Cuba

 

Residencies

2013

Instituto Hispana San Miguel de Allende – Guanajuato, Mexico

2009

Red Gate Artist Residency, Beijing People’s Republic of China

The Slade School of Fine Art, Experimental Drawing, London, United Kingdom

Awards

2017

59th Annual Delta Exhibition, Contemporaries Award:

Body: Flesh and Bone, graphite on paper

2010

53rd Annual Delta Exhibition, Grand Award:

Animal Architecture: Drawing Installation, graphite on paper

Townsend Wolfe Gallery at the Arkansas Arts Center

Juror Meredith Ward, Meredith Ward Fine Art, New York, NY

Award Supported by John William Linn Endowment Fund

Exhibition Sponsored by Lisenne Rockefeller, Betty M. Brown and

The Andres Simon Memorial Trust, Arkansas Arts Center

2nd Annual Contemporaries Delta Award:

Selected by the Contemporaries Group, Arkansas Arts Center

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018

Lincoln Land Community College (forthcoming)
Springfield, IL

2017

Red Cat Art Gallery, Bentonville, AR (forthcoming)

59th Annual Delta Exhibition
Juror: Betsy Bradley, director of the Mississippi Museum of Art
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

Midtown Associates Gallery Space, Bentonville, AR

Fenix Gallery, Walker Stone House, Fayetteville, AR

Underground Community Gallery Space (artist talk/Landscape Empathy), Fayetteville, AR

2016

Survey: Space and Form

Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, AR

Artists Lend Support

Santa Monica Studios, Arena I Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Arkansas Tech University Faculty Biannual Norman Hall Gallery at Russellville

2015

Eluvium and Formation: with Ed Pennabaker

Argenta Gallery, North Little Rock, Arkansas

Artists Lend Support Opening, curated by Brian Fender

1stdibs and the New York Design Center, New York, NY

Duane Showroom, New York, NY

Arkansas Art Teacher’s Exhibition, (Juried) Argenta Library Gallery, North Little Rock, AR

2014

The University Of Arkansas Central Office

425 West Capitol, Little Rock

2012

Arkansas Tech University Faculty Biannual, Norman Hall Gallery, Russellville

Landscape Empathy: From the Inside Out, Norman Hall Gallery

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville (solo)

2011

Trans Siberian Art Center, Red Gate Gallery, Trans Siberian Railway: From Moscow to Beijing

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Legacy Exhibition, Petit Jean Mountain, Morrilton, AR (catalog)

Entretejido Concordia, University Of Arkansas at Fayetteville

2010

53rd Annual Delta Exhibition, Townsend Wolf Gallery, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock (folio)

Word Translation Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

Crafting Places, Curator: Garry Holstein, Sugar Gallery, Bentonville, AR

Looking at Our Landscape, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art at the Massey, Bentonville, AR

2009

Red Gate Residency Exhibition, Bei Gao, People’s Republic of China

Project Feed Local, DDP Gallery, Fayetteville, AR

Sacred Structures with Teresa Hall, Art Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, AR

2008

One Planet, One Experiment, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

A Woman’s Place, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Intervals of Time and Space, River Market Art Space, Little Rock, AR (solo)

2007

Nature Abstracted, Fort Smith Public Library, Fort Smith, AR (solo)

 

Published Work and Affiliations

2017

Arkansas Times

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas Made Volume II

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Member

Arkansas Committee for the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Juried) Registry

2011

Studio Visit Magazine, “LaDawna Whiteside” Animal Architecture 18 & 56, 180-181, Volume 13.

Artists: A Conversation

Double Troublets Productions, Directors: Emma and Sarah Bailin

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

2010

The Arkansas Times

2009

The BKD Experience:  A Corporate Art Collection of National Consequence

Director: Chris Beckman, Interviewer: Sophie Parker, Collection Curator: Paul Dorrell

 

Selected Essays and Digital Documentary Recordings

2016

Body: Flesh and Bone (essay)

2014

Salutations (essay)

2013

Early American Abstraction: American Quilt (essay)

2012

Landscape Empathy: From the Inside Out (essay)

Magnetic Field (essay)

Ledges (essay)

American Landscape: Historical Revisions and the Westward Expansion (essay)

2011

Oklahoma: Land and Machines (digital recording)

Road to Highway (digital recording)

John Bird: Biography (documentary interview)

Brian Fender: Biography and the Dick Doc (documentary interview)

Homage to Robert Smithson: Monuments of Seminole County Oklahoma (essay)

Lisette Model: Contrasting Evolutions of Rural and Urban Women (essay)

 

Selected Reviews

2017

BURNAWAY: The Voice of Art in the South, Feature: High Five: 5 Shows in the South: The 59th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center – Publication: Atlanta Georgia, June 17, 2017 http://burnaway.org/feature/high-five-5-shows-south-2/ To “disperse and burn away”—a statement about the nature of creativity that compels us to look beyond what merely is and envision what could be.

2012

Portraiture: A Social Anatomy, comparison review between Renaissance Portraits from Donatello to Bellini at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in America Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY

2011

SA MI 75 DZ NY 12, Doug Wheeler at David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

 

Collections and Public Work

BHK, Brick House Kitchen, artist in residence 2011-2012 Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR

Acxiom Corporation, New York, NY

BKD CPA and Advisors, Springfield, MO

William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AR

THEA Foundation Collection, North Little Rock, AR

Argenta Wealth Management, North Little Rock, AR

The NAMES Project Foundation, AIDS Memorial Quilt, Washington DC and Atlanta, GA

 

Interdisciplinary Projects and Practices

artstudiolounge.blogspot.com

ALS Artists Lend Support http://artistslendsupport.org/

AMERICANARTFARM.COM http://americanartfarm.com/

Cultural Preservation

Digital Archives: Recordings and Photography

Drawing and Painting

Documentary

Critical and Creative Writing