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CHRISTOPHER SAUCEDO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

ART AND ART HISTORY

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Diplomas/Degrees

Postgrad Study, Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland (1990)
AM computer aided design, University of Michigan (1989)
resident, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1989)
MFA sculpture, University of Michigan (1988)
BFA, The School of Visual Arts (1986)

Recent Courses

Introductory Art Seminar
Sculpture I
Sculpture I I
Three Dimensional Design

Personal Statement

I am delighted to join the visual art department faculty at Adelphi University, bringing me back to my native New York to continue doing what I love, making sculpture and helping young artists do the same. I encourage current and prospective art students to contact me with any questions and to come and visit the Klapper Arts Center at Adelphi in person.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Specializations include: sculpture, public sculpture, drawing and mixed media visual art studio production.

Research Interests

Over the past 25 years Christopher Saucedo’s sculpture and works on paper have been presented in over 100 solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad with one-person exhibitions at The Pensacola Art Museum, Florida; The Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans; The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; SternStudio Gallery, Vienna, Austria; Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans and the Leedy-Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City.

Group exhibitions include recent shows at The Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; Chateau La Napoule, La Napoule, France and The New Orleans Museum of Art with upcoming shows at The Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas; The National September 11th Memorial & Museum and The Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Saucedo is the recipient of numerous awards including recent grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2013), The Joan Mitchell Foundation (2013) and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He also recently completed three works of public sculpture in New Orleans. “Flood Marker”, at the Milne Boys Home, “Equal Slices” on the campus of the University of New Orleans and ‘Boettner Park, You Are Here” is in the Lower Garden District. A new monumental steel sculpture, titled; “You Must be This Tall” is under construction for the St Claude Art District also in New Orleans.

Saucedo has presented lectures and workshops at universities and other institutions throughout the United States. He has also curated many exhibitions, mostly in New Orleans at The Good Children Gallery, of which he is a founding member. His artwork has been reviewed and featured in publications such as Art News, Bomb Magazine, Art Papers, Sculpture and The New York Times.

He was born (1964) in Brooklyn, New York where he grew up. Saucedo received his BFA from New York's School of Visual Arts in 1986, and his MFA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1988. After attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, he did post-graduate work at the Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Saucedo retired as Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of New Orleans where he ran the sculpture program for 20 years. Currently he is a member of the faculty at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Grants/Sponsored Research

Recent Professional Grants (received):

2013 Pollack-Krasner Foundation (individual visual artist) Grant

2013 Joan Mitchell Foundation (individual visual artist) Grant

2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Grant (NYFA) for individual visual artist

2013 St. Claude Arts District & Parkette Program, New Orleans, LA
ArtPlace Grant to complete public sculpture “You Must Be This Tall”

2012 Arts Council of New Orleans grant
Prior (2007) public sculpture “Flood Marker” was commissioned, as a two-year project but will be modified into a permanent outdoor sculpture with original wooden elements replaced with masonry.


Adelphi Faculty Awards:

Fall 2011, Adelphi University, Research release for scholarship, "You Must Be This Tall, Public Sculpture Production"

Fall 2012, Adelphi University, Faculty Development Grant for "Lost Architecture”, visual art exhibition project

Spring 2014, Adelphi University, Research release for scholarship, "Monumental sculpture - digitally fabricated"

Artistic/Creative Work

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"Face to Face". Group exhibition, Face to Face, celebrates artists that explore portraiture. Artist from throughout the nation have been selected to interpret the broad definition of portraiture. See more at: http://www.acadianacenterforthearts.org/facetime#sthash.RtNLtdZv.dpuf. ACA, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA. March 2014.

"Oyster Shell Kingdoms". Solo exhibition of sculptural installation titled; " New Orleans", made of bronze, glass, oak and one-ton of oyster shells, surrounded by a series of collaged navigational charts. Each map of a coastal community is violently branded, with the image of a six-pack, and combined with images of the NASA lunar landing. ACA, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA. January 2014.

"Red Cross Blankets". One person exhibition. Cochenour Gallery, Georgtown College, Georgtown, KY, November. November 2013.

"Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1". Industry City. October 2013.

"Containers". group exhinbition. Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. September 2013.

"Crescent City Connection". group exhibition, portraits in exact weight and volume series featured. Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont Texas, October. September 2013.

"Das Glas Halb Leer, Das Glas Halb Voll ( the glass half empty / the glass half full)". One Person Exhibition. Sternstudio Gallery, Vienna, Austria. July 2013.

"Cardak Ni Na Nebu Ni Na Zemlji (A Castle Neither in the Sky nor on Earth: an old Serbian fairy tale)”". group exhibition. Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans LA. April 2013.

"The End of Optimism". One Person Exhibition. Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. April 2013.

"Sculpture Biennial". two year outdoor group sculpture exhibition. http://www.adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. Adelphi University Campus, Garden City, NY. September 2012.

"Please Stop Saying 9/11 (2012 variant)". One Person Exhibition weblink: http://gatewoodgallery.com/index_saucedo.html. Gatewood Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greenboro, NC, september. September 2012.

"St. Claude on Julia". group exhibition. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans LA. August 2012.

"Landfill". group print exhibition. Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2012.

"Spaces, (Good Children, Antenna and The Front)". 'Three Kings', sculptural installation and 'Game Table (one slice removed)', interactive installation. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. February 2012.

"Postcards from LongIsland". exhibition of Adelphi Department of Art faculty, Curated by Christopher Saucedo, http://www.barristersgallery.com/postcardsFLI1.html. Barrister's Gallery, New Orleans. February 2012.

"Hit Refresh". A two part three month group exhibition curated by Cameron Shaw and Nick Stillman with catalogue of same name. Hit Refresh Part 1 & 2, Shaw and Stillman ISBN - 978 -0-615- 55225-5. The Good Children Gallery, New Orleans , LA. October 2011.

"Swagger for a Lost Magnificence". sculptural installations: 'New Orleans'. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. October 2011.

"No Comment". Occupy Wall Street Visual and Performance Art Group Exhibition http://www.flickr.com/photos/saucedostudio/. J.P. Morgan Bank, Wall Street, NYC. October 2011.

"September 11, 2011 (please stop saying 9/11)". One person exhibition. The Good Children Gallery, New Orleans , LA. September 2011.

"Catalyst". Group Exhibition of visual artist response to the 2011 Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill. Space 301, Contemporary Arts Center, Mobile Alabama. August 2011.


Book Chapters

Cameron Shaw, Nick Stillman (2011). Christopher Saucedo. Good Children Gallery, Hit Refresh Part 1 & 2. (pp. 44 - 48). Proflic Group.


Refereed Articles

Rachel Wolff (2013), When Storm is Collaborator. Art News.

Bill Sasser (2012), Swagger for a Lost Magnificence. Art Voices, 52.

D. Eric Bookhardt (2012), NOLA NOW. Gambit Weekly.

Nick Stillman (2012), Please Stop Saying 9/11. Bomb Magazine, 14.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Christopher Saucedo (2013, November). visiting artist lecture " Measuring the Oceans, in Pints, Quarts and Gallons". Georgetown College, Department of Art, Georgetown, KY.

christopher Saucedo (2012, September). visiting artist lecture: A sculptor's Non-Monumental Response to a Monumental Event". University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.

Christopher Saucedo (2012, January). Visiting Artist Lecture. San Fransisco Art Institute - New Orleans Field Research Course.

Christopher Saucedo (2011, October). Visiting Artist Lecture. Tulane University, New Orleans.


Professional Activities

Curatorial Efforts ( Exhibitions of Other's Artwork):

'Postcards from Long Island' visual art exhibition, 2012
Curated by Christopher Saucedo
at Barrister's Gallery, New Orleans, LA
A group exhibition of Adelphi University Art Department Faculty presenting themselves as aesthetic ambassadors for Long Island.


'How Are Things?' exhibition of recent artwork of Jen Maloney, 2014
Curated by Christopher Saucedo
at Barrister's Gallery, New Orleans, LA
http://www.barristersgallery.com/maloney.html