Matthew N. Kargol


 


  Matthew N. Kargol 864-508-6455/ 2000 Burlington Rd/ Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577/ www.matthewkargolart.com/ iowasculptor@yahoo.com  

Education and Certification:

2005 MFA, Clemson University, Fine Arts

2005 MA, University of Northern Iowa, Visual Arts

1997 BA, (Cum Laude) University of Northern Iowa, Art/ Teaching Iowa K-12 art teacher license folder # 335906 Iowa Community College Certification  

Professional Career History:

March 2015-Current The Art Grind blog www.theartgrind.com Founder, Content designer, writer

2012- present Oskaloosa Senior High School, Oskaloosa, IA 9-12 grade Art teacher/ Department head Teacher of Drawing, Painting, Graphic design, 3-D design, 2-D design, Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Ceramics Art Club creator and advisor Curriculum development for department Assistant Varsity Football Coach Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach Varsity Throws Coach F.A.C.E. of Mahaska County 2012-present Vice-President Liason to elected officials and community promoting arts integration in Oskaloosa Oskaloosa Arts Master Plan Founding member of Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios Founder of the Oskaloosa Sculpture Tour Founder Oskaloosa Sculpture Center Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios Gallery director 2011-2012 Clemson Art Center, Clemson, SC                                             Art Teacher Develops and teaches art lessons to elementary and middle school students Clemson Artist Guild Member Clemson Arts Festival planning committee Full-Time Sculptor Conducts and maintains business operations for Matthew Kargol Art, art services Promotes Matthew Kargol Art to the public/ Maintains contacts with media outlets to promote activities/ coordinates receptions/ classes/ and happenings at Matthew Kargol Art studios/ Coordinates with artists to carry out exhibitions 2009-2012 Artistry Gallery and Workshops, Greenville, SC                 Full-Time Sculptor, gallery director, assistant manager Conducts and maintains business operations for Blast Art art services Promotes Blast Art and Artistry Workshops and Gallery to the public/ Maintains contacts with media outlets to promote activities/ coordinates receptions/ classes/ and happenings at Artistry/ Coordinates with artists to design and carry out exhibitions at Artistry Gallery/ Manages artist tenant concerns and maintain proper working conditions of the Studios/ Coordinates educational programs at Artistry 2005-2009 Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD                                   Assistant professor of Art- Area Head for 3-D foundations, Sculpture, Art Education Also taught: 2-D Design, Drawing, Professionalism in the Arts, Art Appreciation, Survey of Art History, Student Advising/ exit assessment development/ NCATE Re-accreditation/ Curriculum Development/Capstone Experience Development/ Foundations/ Development/Scheduling,/ Co-op internship development and supervision Doubled Art Department enrollment of art majors in less than four years through program development, recruitment, and retention of existing students Developed and Promoted department activities to the public Student Teaching University Supervisor Implemented NSU Glass program (developed curriculum and facilities for program) Founded and Coordinated Gallery 212 student gallery Developed the NSU Sculpture Project (outdoor sculpture on campus program) NSU Annual HS Workshop Day, developer, coordinator, promoter, recruiter, presenter NSU Diversity committee, NSU Teacher Ed. Council, Assessment Committee Gallery Committee, Art Department Student Organizations Committee, Fine Arts Building and Renovation Planning Committee, Senior Review committees 2005 Palmetto Media Advertising, Seneca, SC                                   Lead Designer, concept artist, and copywriter Performed lead role in the design and production of print, identity, packaging Juggled short-turnaround jobs with longer, more complex projects Developed business, managed vendors, served as client liaison Managed press checks, art directed photos, supervised team design efforts Maintained production schedules and budgets 2003-2005 Clemson University, Clemson, SC                                                    Instructor of Record, Sculpture/ 3-D Design Emerging Scholars, Summer experience for HS students, Clemson, SC 2001-2003 Southeast Polk Community Schools, Runnells, IA                      High School Art Teacher/ Wrestling Coach Drawing, Painting, Graphic design, 3-D design, Intro to Art Art Club creator and advisor Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach 2000-2001 Burlington Community Schools, Burlington, IA                           High School Art Teacher Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Intro to Art Art Club creator and advisor, Empty Bowls advisor 2000 Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA                                   Adjunct Professor Drawing II/ Curriculum Development for 3-D and reciprocity with area colleges   Awards: Recipient Clemson Art Center's 2012 Solo exhibition Recipient NSU Faculty Performance Award 2007 Recipient of South Dakota Arts Council Project Grant for the NSU Sculpture Project Recipient of the John Acorn Outstanding Graduate Student in Art Award Clemson University Teacher of the Year 2001, Burlington Community Schools, Burlington, IA Recipient of a grant for the collection and study of the development of Children’s art Selected for inclusion in the College Art Association Regional MFA Exhibition Selected for inclusion in The 2004 South Carolina Triennial Art Show Clemson University Department of Art Fellowship Clemson Graduate Recruitment Fellowship Clemson Graduate Assistantship Toslebe-Ray Graduate Art Scholarship University of Northern Iowa Graduate Assistantship University of Northern Iowa in House Scholarship James and Merrill Hearst Art Scholarship A research Grant for the collection and study of the development of Children’s art   Community Art Projects and Presentations: Artistic Bike Rack, Blue Zones Project, Oskaloosa, IA Oskaloosa Arts and Culture Commission writer/ advocate Co-Founder of Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios Ceramic Totems Collaborative Public Art, Oskaloosa Community Schools, Sculptural Bench, Oskaloosa Community Schools Artistry Workshops and Studios Mural project, Greenville, SC ArtWalk Aberdeen, 2007-2008, Aberdeen, SD Yellowbrick Road, Community Mural Project Fairytale Castles Community Mural, Aberdeen, SD Oskaloosa City Council, Arts and Culture Commission Presentation Greenville, SC Architecture Month Presentation on Public Art, April 2011 Guest Critique, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC 12/ 2010 Guest Critique, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC 12/ 2009 Guest Artist and Juror, Northeast Missouri State University, Maryville, MO Presenter "Public Art " 2008 South Dakota College Art Association Conference Presenter "Public Art In South Dakota" 2007 South Dakota College Art Association Conference NSU Annual HS Art Workshop Day 2005-2008   Commissions: 2016 Art in the Alleys, National Art Call, Marion, • 2016 Freedom Monument, Sigourney, Iowa                              2015 Artistic Bike Rack in conjunction with Blue Zones   2014 Created 5 Herkys for Herky on Parade, University of Iowa/ Iowa City, Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Iowa City, IA                                                                                                                                         2013 Interlace, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, SC                        2012 Finalist, Dilworth Community Founding Sculpture Project, Charlotte, NC 2011 “GO!”, Finalist, University of Northern Iowa, Multimodal Transportation Facility Public Art Component, Cedar Falls, IA 2011 Folded Chairs and Table, New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC                                   2011 End Tables, Greenville/ Charleston, SC Residence                                                  2010 Chandelier, Greenville, SC residence                                        2010 Table, Greenville, SC residence                2010 Desk, Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC                                                  2010 Bench, Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC                                2009 "In Varietate Concordia", Public Art Sculpture, Sioux Falls, SD            2009 Finalist artist for Dean DeCarli Plaza Public Art Sculpture, Stockton, CA            2007 “Greta”, Aurora Performing Arts Center: Fox Theater, Public Art Sculpture, Aurora, CO               2007 “Bondage”, NSU Sculpture Project, Public Art Sculpture, Aberdeen, SD           2007 “Bench #1”, NSU Bench Competition, Public Art Sculpture, Aberdeen, SD              2007 NSU Technology Center Sculpture Courtyard designer, Aberdeen, SD                 2007 "Fairytale Castles", Aberdeen Oz Festival Mural, Public Art Mural, Aberdeen, SD                 2006 “Spotted Dog”, Des Moines East Village Rack n Roll: Public Art Sculpture, Des Moines, IA                           2006 "Dorothy in OZ", Aberdeen Oz Festival Mural, Public Art Mural, Aberdeen, SD                                      2000 Finalist, Hearst Center for the Arts Public Art Sculpture, Cedar Falls, IA                  1998 “Passage”, Bettendorf Learning Campus Public Art Sculpture, Bettendorf, IA   Selected Exhibitions: 2017  Visible/ Invisible, group exhibition, Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios, Oskaloosa, IA Resonance, group exhibition, Anomaly Gallery, Ottumwa, IA Ethereal Tides, group exhibition, Anomaly Gallery, Ottumwa, IA 2014 Herky on Parade, Iowa City, IA Oskaloosa Art Center and Studios grand opening, Oskaloosa, IA   2013 R.A.G.B.R.A.I. pop up show, Oskaloosa IA F.A.C.E. members exhibition, Oskaloosa, IA   2012 Solo Exhibition, September 2012, Clemson Fine Arts Center, Clemson, SC Clemson Artists Guild Member Show, Clemson Fine Arts Center, Clemson, SC Best of Show/ First Place Blue Ridge Arts Council, Juried show, Blue Ridge Arts Council, Seneca, SC   2011 Greenville Open Studios, Greenville, SC Clemson Fine Arts Center, Sculpture Exhibition, Clemson, SC American Craft Council Exhibition, Baltimore, MD Artistry Studios Small Works Show, Greenville, SC Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC   2010 Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC                                                                                                                                                                                          Greenville Open Studios, Greenville, SC                                                                                                                                                                                          Greenville First Friday’s, Greenville, SC 2009                                                                                                                                                                                           Greenville Open Studios, Greenville, SC                                                                                                                                                                                           Solo Exhibition, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD 2007                                                                                                                                                                                                         South Dakota College Art Association Conference Exhibition, Aberdeen, SD                                                                                                                                                                                           Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell, SD                                                                                                                                                                                           South Dakota Center for the Arts, Statewide Juried Exhibition; Brookings, SD                                                                                                                                                                                           Northern State University Faculty Exhibition, Aberdeen, SD                                                                                                                                                                                           William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA: Two Person exhibition 2006                                                                                                                                                                                                           Solo show, Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD                                                                                                                                                                                           Sioux City Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA                                                                                                                                                                                         South Dakota Regents Gallery, Invitational, Brookings, SD 2005                                                                                                                                                                                           Winterfest, Aberdeen, SD                                                                                                                                                                                         Iowa State Fair Juried Art Exhibition, 1st Place award, Des Moines, IA                                                                                                                                                                                         Clemson Summer Show,  Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC                                                                                                                                                                                            MFA Thesis Show “The Hairless Monkey Art Show” Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC                                                                                                                                                                                           College Art Association Regional MFA Exhibition 2005 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA, Curators: Bill Lowe, Robin P. Dana 2004                                                                                                                                                                                                     South Carolina Triennial, State Museum, Columbia, SC                                                                                                                                                                                           Bascome-Louise Gallery Highlands, NC                                                                                                                                                                                           Anderson County Arts Center Juried art show Anderson, SC                                                                                                                                                                                           University of Georgia, MFA sculpture exchange, Athens, GA 2003                                                                                                                                                                                                       South Carolina State Fair, Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Award winner, Columbia, SC                                                                                                                                                                                         Art Dive Spring Show, Featured artist, Valley Junction, West Des Moines, IA 2000                                                                                                                                                                                             Graduate Outdoor Solo Show, Waterloo Art Center, Waterloo, IA  1999                                                                                                                                                                                                         Solo Show, UNI Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA                                                                                                                                                                                           Sculpture on Second, Cedar Rapids, IA                                                                                                                                                                                            Woodland Garden Show, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA Press:                                                                                                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrDT1aiUGRY http://oskynews.org/?p=62305 http://www.oskaloosa.com/local/x789517346/New-Osky-logo-reflects-heritage http://www.oskaloosa.k12.ia.us/vnews/display.v/ART/5220f6bb8c60b http://www.oskaloosa.com/local/x2055652351/-World-class-artist-speaks-at-George-Daily http://oskynews.org/?p=55378 http://oskynews.org/?p=58596 http://www.ottumwacourier.com/cnhi/x789517414/New-Osky-logo-reflects-heritage http://oskynews.org/?p=62434 http://newspaperarchive.com/us/iowa/oskaloosa/oskaloosa-herald/2013/03-22/ http://www.theartistrygallery.com/recent-news.html http://marilynhwall.blogspot.com/2012/02/reception-at-clemson-art-center.html http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs090/1104983716663/archive/1106565117878.html http://shows.craftcouncil.org/2011/39/wholesale/18971 http://stookeyshows.com/press_releases/06_22_09.pdf http://articles.aberdeennews.com/2007-09-11/news/26389844_1_campus-aberdeen-new-technology-center http://dsmpublicartfoundation.org/public-art/rack-roll-bicycle-racks/ http://www.rcreader.com/art/art-in-plain-sight-learning-campus/ http://qconline.com/archives/adl/display.php?id=113871&query=events    


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