Robert Villamagna

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Assistant Professor of Art
Director, Nutting Gallery

OFFICE :

304-336-8370
[email protected]

EDUCATION:

BS, Franciscan University
MAT, Wright State University

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
  • Wheeling Arts Commission

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • ART 110/ Design I.
  • ART 160/ Design II.
  • ART  215/ Painting I.
  • ART 315/ Painting II.
  • ART 415/ Painting III.
  • ART 260/ Sculpture I.
  • ART 360/ Sculpture II.
  • ART 460/ Sculpture III.
  • ART 210/ Watercolor I.
  • ART 310/ Watercolor II.
  • ART 410/ Watercolor III.
  • ART 491/ Senior Seminar
  • ART 250/ Crafts I.
  • ART 350/ Crafts II.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2009-10           Society for Contemporary Craft Gallery at One Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, Nails & Rivets
  • 2009                 Ohio University Eastern, Jon Gnagy Was My Homeboy
  • 2009                 Ashland University, Ashland, OH, Idiosyncratic Pastimes
  • 2008                 Gallery on 43rd St, Pittsburgh, Estano Luchador
  • 2008                 WV Wesleyan College,The Dump King and Other Fairy Tales
  • 2006                 West Virginia Tech, People Who Live in Tin Houses
  • 2006                 Gallery on 43rd St., Pittsburgh, PA, Flash
  • 2005-06            Digging Pitt Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA,
  • 2005                 Artworks Around Town, Wheeling, WV
  • 2002                 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, I’ve Seen You Naked
  • 2001                 Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, PA, Searching for Intrepid
  • 2000                 Sweetwater Center of the Arts, Sewickley, PA
  • 1998                 Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
  • 1998                 Ohio University Eastern, I Wake Up Scared, I Wake Up Strange
  • 1997                 The Cultural Center, Charleston, WV
  • 1997                 North Hills Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1996                 West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV
  • 1992                 Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV
  • 1987                 Jewish Community Center, Youngstown, OH

Selected Joint & Group Exhibitions

  • 2010                 Edwardsville Art Center, IL, Element of Surprise: Artists Who Work in Tin
  • 2010                 Waynesburg University, PA, Regional Artists: An Invitational
  • 2010                 Clay Center, Charleston, WV, Juried Exhibition
  • 2009-10          Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia Juried Exhibition
  • 2009               Carnegie Museum of Art, 99th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition
  • 2009               Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Second Nature
  • 2009               Erie Art Museum, Spring Exhibition, Erie, PA
  • 2008-09         Parkersburg Art Center, WV Arts & Crafts Guild Exhibition
  • 2008               Dikerson Gallery, Tamarack, Beckley, WV
  • 2008               Andy Warhol Museum, Associated Artists Pittsburgh Exhibition
  • 2007-08         Parkersburg Art Center, West Virginia Juried Exhibition,
  • 2007-08         Dikerson Gallery, Tamarack, Beckley, WV
  • 2007               Westmoreland Co. Community College, PA, Recycled/ Rethought,
  • 2007               Stifel Fine Arts Center, Crosscurrents, Wheeling, WV
  • 2007               Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2006               Nutting Gallery, WLSC, Faculty Exhibition
  • 2006               Federal Court House, Whg., WV, with Herb Weaver & Tom Grifftih
  • 2006               Dairy Barn Arts Center, Ohio +5, Athens, OH
  • 2005-06        Cultural Center, West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Charleston, WV
  • 2005               Andy Warhol Museum, 95 Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition
  • 2005               Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV, Crosscurrents
  • 2005               Nutting Gallery, WLSC, Faculty Exhibition
  • 2005 Four Artists Juxtaposed, opening at Parkersburg Art Center andtraveling to three other WV cities     through January 2006
  • 2004               Robeson Gallery, Penn State University, Images 2004
  • 2004               Nutting Gallery, WLSC, Faculty Exhibition
  • 2003-04         West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Cultural Center, Charleston, WV
  • 2003              The Appalachian Corridor Exhibition, Clay Center, Charleston, WV
  • 2003 Appalachia: A Contemporary Cultural Perspective, KennedyMuseum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • 2003              Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV, Crosscurrents
  • 2003              West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, Faculty Exhibition
  • 2002               Robeson Gallery, Penn State University, Images 2002
  • 2002               West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, Faculty Exhibition
  • 2002               Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV, Crosscurrents
  • 2001-02         Society of Contemporary Craft, One Mellon Center, Pittsburgh, Trickster Rules This World, with     James Church
  • 2001                Tubac Art Center, Tubac, AZ, The National Collage Society 17th Exhibition
  • 2001               Sunshine Museum, Charleston, WV, Up Against the Wall, invitational
  • 2001                Dickenson Gallery, Tamarac, Beckley, WV, Altered Visions
  • 2001                The Cultural Center, Charleston, WV, West Virginia Juried Exhibition
  • 2001                Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, 91st Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibit
  • 2001                American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Parallel Analysis, with Harriete Berman
  • 2001                West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, Windows:Faculty Exhibit
  • 2000                Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, 90th Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibit
  • 2000                University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, 7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition
  • 2000               West Liberty State College, West Liberty, WV, Time: Faculty Exhibition
  • 1999                 The Cultural Center, Charleston, WV, West Virginia Juried Exhibition
  • 1999                 Kent State University, OH, National Collage Society Exhibition
  • 1999                 Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV, Casting Creativity: Art and the Steel Industry
  • 1999                Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV, joint exhibit with Paul Padget
  • 1999                Pump House Center of the Arts, Chilicothe, OH, A Man’s Perspective
  • 1998-99           Various West Virginia Cities, West Virginia Juried Exhibition: Traveling  Exhibit
  • 1998                 ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, From Foundation to Ornamentation: The Bra as Art
  • 1998                 The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, Toys and Gadgets
  • 1997                 The Artisan Center, Wheeling, WV, Two of a Kind, joint exhibit with ceramist Kyle Hallam
  • 1997                 Gallery Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA, Grit and Wit
  • Awards
  • 2009     Governor’s Award, WV Juried Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art
  • 2009     First Place, Mixed Media, St. Louis Arts Festival
  • 2009     Juror’s Award, Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
  • 2008    Award of Excellence, Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
  • 2007     Award of Excellence, WV Juried Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, WV
  • 2005     Governor’s Award, WV Juried Exhibition, Charleston, WV
  • 2005     Fine Arts Award, Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
  • 2005     Juror’s Award, 95th. Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition, Andy Warhol Museum
  • 2004    Best in Show, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
  • 2002    Award of Excellence, Crosscurrents, Stifel Arts Center, Wheeling, WV
  • 2001    Juror’s Award, AAP 91st Exhibit, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  • 2001    Merit Award, National Collage Society 17th Annual Exhibition, Tubac, AZ
  • 2000    Best of Show, A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh
  • 2000    Jurors’ Choice Award, Columbus Arts Festival
  • 1999    Merit Award, National Collage Exhibition, Kent State University
  • 1999    Award of Distinction, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
  • 1999    Best of Show, Cornerstone Project Annual Exhibit, Mound Museum, WV
  • 1999    Merit Award, West Virginia Juried Exhibition
  • 1998    Best of Show, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
  • 1998    Best of Show, Columbus Arts Festival
  • 1998    Best of Show, 52nd Annual Craftsmans Guild Exhibition, Pittsburgh
  • 1997    Award of Excellence, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
  • 1996    Jurors’ Award, A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh
  • 1996    Best of Show, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
  • 1996    Best of Show, North Hills Art Center Regional Exhibit, Pittsburgh
  • 1996    The Festival Award, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
  • Related Activities
  • 2010, AP Reader/ Visual Arts
  • 2009, 2008, 2007 Juror, Scholastic Art Awards, Southwestern PA Region
  • 2002-2009, Workshop, The Art of Assemblage, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
  • 2008, 2010, Workshop, Tin Can Collage, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh
  • 2007 Workshop, Thinking Outside the Bag, Stretching Creative Boundries, Ohio Watercolor Society, Huron, OH
  • 2004 Workshop: The Art of Assemblage, Art Continuum, Cleveland, OH
  • 2003 Workshop, Shrines and Totems, SALVO, Pittsburgh
  • 2003 Advisory Board Member, West Virginia Governor’s School of the Arts
  • 2003 Juror, Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
  • 2003 Juror, A Fair in the Park, Craftsmans’ Guild of Pittsburgh
  • 2002 Master Teacher, West Virginia Governor’s School of the Arts
  • 2001 Curator, “Who Knew?”,an exhibition of large format drawings by six artists who normally work in other media, Wheeling Artisan Center,WV
  • 2001 Master Teacher, West Virginia Governor’s School of the Arts
  • 2001 Site Juror, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
  • 2001 Lecture, “How to Nail Things to the Inside of a Box”, Jewish American
  • Museum, Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh
  • 2000 Juror, Southwestern PA Regional Art Exhibition, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
  • 2000 Lecture, “The Art of Assemblage”, AAP Gallery, Pittsburgh
  • 2000 Juror, Fairmont State College Student Exhibition, Fairmont, WV
  • 2000 Panelist, “The Importance of Juried Exhibitions”, Southern Alleghenies, Museum of Art
  • 2000 Juror, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
  • 1999 Juror, Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, OH
  • 2000 Juror, A Fair in the Park, Craftsmans’ Guild of Pittsburgh
  • 1999 Juror, Columbus Arts Festival, OH
  • 1998 Speaker, West Virginia Arts Assembly, Wheeling, WV
  • 1997 Artist in Residence, Tyler County Consolidated high School, WV
  • 1996 to present, Assistant Professor of Art, West Liberty University, WV
  • Collections:
  • Bettye Saar
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Elbin Library, West Liberty University
  • Franciscan University
  • Jefferson Community College (now Gateway Community College)
  • Ohio University Eastern
  • State of West Virginia
  • Waynesburg University