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Academics

Texas Tech University

-MFA with a concentration in sculpture, expected graduation Spring 2021

-Recipient of: J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts Endowment Scholarship, Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Endowment Scholarship

Baylor University

      - BFA with a concentration in sculpture, class of August 2017

      - Academic Dean’s list Spring 2014

- Recipient of: Provost’s Gold Scholarship, The Kate Alison Bronstein Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund, and the Harold Simmons Scholarship

Study Abroad

      - ART 4000- 3D Printing and Iron Casting in Hilmsen, Germany

  • Summer 2016 through Lamar University, Beaumont TX

  • Sculpture course involving lecture on German Art History, travel to Old National Gallery in Berlin and Bauhaus in Weimar, and exhibition works produced at Aterlierhaus Hilmsen residency

     - ART 4396- Archaeological Field Study in Huqoq, Israel

  • Summer 2015 through University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

  • Archeology course involving daily fieldwork, weekly lectures from UNC archeology professors, and travel to Israeli and Jordanian excavation sites, including Jerash ruins and Tel Hazor 


Employment

Texas Tech University School of Art

-Student MFA Coordinator

  • from January 2019

-Teaching Assistant for Mixed Media

  • from January 2019

-Teaching Assistant for Metal Fabrication

  • August 2018 to December 2018

  • Duties include tool repair, studio maintenance, and supervision of undergraduate students

Baylor University Department of Art
     -Life drawing model for Figure 1 and Figure 2

  • December 2014 to May 2017

  • Duties include posing for times ranging from 30 seconds to 2 hours

    -Ceramics student assistant, Printmaking student assistant

  • Summer 2017

  • Duties include studio organization, glaze preparation, kiln loading, making clay, hanging prints for display, preparation of studio supplies, nitric acid bath preparation, preparing registration sheets, mixing intaglio ink

Riley Digitization Center

  • August 2015 to August 2017

  • Contributed to the Waco Texas Newspaper project, Spencer Sheet Music Collection, Keston College Photo Collection

  • Other duties include: editing photos of books imaged on Kirtas scanner, digitizing faculty artwork, scanning objects using Zeutschel flatbed and Cruse flatbed


Volunteering

Bell County Museum

  • Summer 2016

  • Duties include: object digitization, accession, and data entry into Pass Perfect, supervision and counseling of children for educational Summer Historical Heritage Program


Awards and Exhibitions

Old Court House Art Center, Women’s Works: 32nd Anniversary International Juried Exhibition in Woodstock IL, March 2019

  - Awarded artistic merit by Chicago-based artist Ginny Sykes

Charles Adams Studio Project First Friday Exhibition, “Nice to Meet You” in Lubbock TX, August 2018

7Twelve Gallery, "The Causes and Effects of Sleep" in Waco TX, November 2017

Baylor University Senior BFA exhibition, April 2017

Dog’s Eye Gallery Mug Show, April-May 2017

Temple Cultural Activities Center Protégé Show, February 2017

Baylor University Juried Annual Student Exhibition, March 2017

     - Awarded Juror’s Choice for ceramics by Alison Hearst, Assistant Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Rising Eyes of Texas Juried Exhibition, March 2017

Student Exhibition by the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices, April 2017

“Offenses Studio” gallery show at Atelierhaus Hilmsen Artist Residency in Germany, August 2016

Baylor University Juried Annual Student Exhibition, March 2015 


Contact

aliann.rushing@gmail.com