RESUME - CAROLYN SPRINGER
Studio: Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware Street, #77, Indianapolis, IN 46202-4466
Tel. (317) 213-5851 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.studiocarolynspringer.com
2023 “The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission presents The Forgiving Sea Project,” The Collaboration Hub, Fishers, IN
2021 “The Forgiving Sea Project,” Harrison Center, 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,“ Harrison Center, Speck Gallery, 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, Indianapolis, IN
Work,” University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer/Ransburg Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2023 “Herron Biennial Faculty Exhibition,” Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
2022 FORgiving Tuesday with The Forgiving Sea Project, Harrison Center, Speck Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2021 "2021, National Juried Painting Exhibition," Gallery of Art and Design, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, Juror: Susan Palmisano.
“Herron Biennial Faculty Exhibition,” Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
"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
2018 “Herron Faculty Exhibition,” Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
2017 “TINY VI: The Year of Vonnegut,” Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN
2016 “Spirit of Place,” City Gallery at the Harrison Center for Art, Indianapolis, IN
Center for Art, Indianapolis, IN
2011 “Herron Faculty Exhibition,” Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
2010 “Retrospective,” Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
Curator: Carolyn Springer, catalog
2009 “Encaustic Works ‘09,” Juried exhibition sponsored by R & F Handmade Paints,
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.
AWARDS & HONORS
2023 Fishers Arts & Culture Commission, FACC 22-23 Grant, Fishers, IN
2022 Associate Faculty Teaching Award from Herron School of Art + Design, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Recognized by the IUPUI Athletics Department as a favorite Professor that impacted a student’s life
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.
2005 Indiana Artist Craftsman Grant, Awarded by Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
2023 “The Forgiving Sea Project” comes to Fishers Arts Council’s Hub Gallery in May.” The Hamilton County Reporter Newspaper, April 28, 2023.
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,
IU Health Simon Cancer Center • Midwest Center for Joint Replacement
PNC Bank • Riley Hospital for Children • State Farm - Elizabeth Marshall’s Office
1992 - present Professional Artist/Designer, Studio Carolyn Springer, Indianapolis, IN
2016 - present Founder and President of The Forgiving Sea Project, Indianapolis, IN
August 2005 - present Associate 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 2022 - present Teaching Artist, Indianapolis Art Center
Developed and wrote Encaustic Painting Classes for beginning and intermediate students for the 7 weeks programs and for 3-hour Make-It-Take-It classes.
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
2023 Artist talk - “The Forgiving Sea Project from an art painting and installation to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,” Collaboration Hub - Hamilton County Community Foundation, Fishers, IN
2021 PACE Recovery Walk, Indianapolis, IN, Forgiving Sea IV, and the Movable Sanctuary
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