RESUME - CAROLYN SPRINGER

Studio: Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware Street, #77, Indianapolis, IN 46202-4466

Tel. (317) 213-5851 • E-mail: studiocarolynspringer@gmail.com • www.studiocarolynspringer.com


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021  “The Forgiving Sea Project,” Harrison Center for the Arts, Speck Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

          “A Retrospective,” Two Chicks District Co., Indianapolis, IN

2018  “Saks Gallery Third Thursday,” Saks 5th Avenue, Indianapolis, IN

2017  “Dangerous Beauties,“ Speck Gallery, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

2015  “More Art Here,” Broadripple Village Association Office, Indianapolis, IN

          “Ephemeral Nature,” City Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2014  “Follow the River,” Missouri Southern State University, MS

2012  “Civic Food,” City Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2011  “Elemental - The Connections Between Us,“ Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

2007   “New Work,” University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer/Ransburg Gallery, Indianapolis, IN


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021   "Purely Abstract," Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2020   “Pushing Boundaries: A Virtual Show in Contemporary Encaustics,” Truro Center for the
           Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA, www.castlehill.org

2019   “Tiny VII: 2019,” Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN

           “Pre-Enact Indy Monon,” Indianapolis, IN
           “Food Con,” Invitational exhibition, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN

2018   “Herron Faculty Exhibition,” Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

2017   “TINY VI: The Year of Vonnegut,” Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN

           “Pre-Enact Indy Monon 16,” Indianapolis, IN
           “Lake Isle of Innisfree,” Speck Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2016   “Spirit of Place,” City Gallery at the Harrison Center for Art, Indianapolis, IN

           “Reboot,” An installation with media contribution by Joseph Lamm, at the Harrison

           Center for Art, Indianapolis, IN

2011   “Herron Faculty Exhibition,” Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

           “Abstract Works,” Hank & Dolly Gallery at the Harrison Center for Art, Indianapolis, IN                   “Shout! Exhibition- Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal 2009-2010 

2010   “Retrospective,” Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

           “Amazing Encaustics,” Athens of Indiana Arts, Crawfordsville, IN
           “Neo-Rococo: Rocks and Shells Interpreted in Contemporary Jewelry Design,"                             Invitational exhibition, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, IN,

           Curator: Carolyn Springer, catalog

2009   “Encaustic Works ‘09,” Juried exhibition sponsored by R & F Handmade Paints,

           Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, NY. Juror: Heather Hutchison, catalog.
           “41st Mid-States Craft Exhibition,” Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science,                     Evansville, IN, Juror: Jane Sauer.

2008   “Department of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition,” Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center,

           The University of Indianapolis, IN

           “Carolyn Springer: Perennial Beauty and Barbara Zech: Defining Space,” Editions                         Limited,  Indianapolis, IN“Melt My Art: Encaustic Expressions,” Invitational exhibition
           Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA, Juror: David Furman. Sponsored by
           Barbara and Jon Reid.

2007   “Herron Faculty Exhibition,” Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
           “Patiently Doctoring,” Invitational exhibition with Riley’s Hospital for Children,
           The Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN


AWARDS & HONORS

2009    Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Award, awarded by the Arts Council of Indianapolis &
            Lilly Endowment Inc.

2009    Juror’s Award, “Encaustic Works ‘09,” Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle, NY

2009    InQuery Collaborative Grant, awarded by the University of Indianapolis, IN and funded 
            by Lilly Endowment, Inc. 

 

BIOGRAPHY/REVIEWS/PUBLISHED/BROADCAST INTERVIEWS

2020    Interview with Sarah Jones. Forgiving Tuesday: Local artists offer a different take on                      ‘Giving Tuesday’. NBC, Channel 13, WTHR, www.wthr.com, December 1, 2020.

2018    Art appeared on Good Bones: Season 3: Episode 1, HGTV, February 1, 2018.

2011    Shout, Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship 2009-2010 retrospective exhibition catalog,
            Arts Council of Indianapolis, IN, 2011.

            “Feasting on First Friday.” Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal, Vol. 31, No. 51,                      February 14 -20, 2011, 42A.

            “A & E Reviews,” by Joe Williams, NUVO, Vol. 21, Issue #1027, February 16-23, 2011, 19.

            “GO & DO,” NUVO, Vol. 21, Issue #1025, February 2 - 11, 2011, 16.

2010    Radio interview on March 30, 2010, with Bobbie Donahue on WICR’s program The Arts                  Exchange.

            Neo-Rococo Rocks and Shells Interpreted in Contemporary Jewelry Design,
            Exhibition catalog, Produced by the University of Indianapolis and funded by InQuery                    Collaborative Grant.

            “Neo Rococo Jewelry Art Exhibit on Display,” by Kellie Donnelly, The Reflector, Vol. 88,

            Issue 11, April 21, 2010, 4.

2008    "Joy in the Making,” by Julianna Thibodeaux, NUVO, Vol. 19, Issue #940, April 2-9,   
            2008,  20. 


COLLECTIONS

IU Health Simon Cancer Center • Midwest Center for Joint Replacement

PNC Bank • Riley Hospital for Children  • State Farm - Elizabeth Marshall’s Office


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

May 1992 - present            Professional Artist/Designer, Studio Carolyn Springer, Indianapolis, IN


August 2005 - present       Associate Adjunct Faculty, Herron School of Art + Design,                                                               Indianapolis, IN

Beginning Drawing and Design & Color Theory for Non-Majors, Advanced Drawing for Interior Design, Encaustic Painting and Printmaking Summer Workshops, Foundations – Color Theory & 2-D Design.


August 2006 - 2014           Associate Adjunct Faculty, The University of Indianapolis, IN

Three Dimensional Design- Extended Media-Installation & Environmental Art, Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing, Introduction to 3-D Design, Introduction to 2-D Design, Beginning, Advanced, and Intermediate Painting, Graduate Painting Seminar, Advanced and Intermediate Drawing.


LECTURES/PANEL DISCUSSIONS/VISITING ARTIST

2020     Sparks Talk, Indianapolis, IN on “Perfectionism from an Artist/Designer’s Perspective”

2014     Visiting artist workshop and lecture, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MS

2005     Visiting artist workshop and lecture, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN


EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS

2019             Encaustic Monoprinting & silkscreen workshop with Paula Roland and Jeff Hirst,                           Chicago, IL

2013             Encaustic Monoprinting workshop with David A. Clark, Truro Center for the Arts, 

                     Castle Hill, Truro, MA

1989 - 1992  Master of Fine Arts, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA. Applied Design-                            Multimedia

1990              Papermaking workshop with Nance O’Banion, Haystack Mountain School of                                  Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

1989              Florence Art Program, Florence, Italy. Honors Division, Indiana University,                                      Bloomington, IN

1984 - 1989  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Jewelry Design &                                 Metalsmithing