EDUCATION

 

Master of Fine Arts, Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1981

(studied with Krystof Wodiszko, John Greer, and Eric Cameron)

 

Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Art and Art History, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1979

(studied with Athena Tacha, Paul Arnold, John Pearson, and William Hood)

 

CERTIFICATES

 

  • Summer Institute for Diversity Education, Ohio University, 2016

  • Managerial Essentials, Ohio University, 2014

  • Italian, Yale University Summer Language Institute, 1980

 

AWARDS & HONORS

 

  • Rome Prize Fellowship in Sculpture, American Academy in Rome, Italy, 1982

  • Fulbright Fellowship, Fine Arts, Rome, Italy, 1982

  • Antioch College Faculty Fund, 1986-2007

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

  • Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2020

  • Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2018

  • Panoramas,  Ohio University Southern Art Gallery, Ironton, Ohio, 2016

  • Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2015

  • Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville, Maine, 2014

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2008

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2006

  • Wittenberg University Art Gallery, Springfield, Ohio, 1998

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 1997

  • Kitty’s, Dayton, Ohio, 1996

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 1994

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 1993

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 1991

  • The Art Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, 1987

  • The Art of Attention, Ricardo Barreto Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985

  • Incontro, Galleria Casa Rustica, Rome, Italy, 1984

  • Chiaro Scuro, Galleria Felice Prato, Rome, Italy, 1983

  • The Fall of Light, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1981

  • Perceptions of Nature, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1980

  • Alterations in Nature, Allen Memorial Art Building, Oberlin, Ohio, 1979

  • The Arboretum, Oberlin, Ohio, 1979

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

  • Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, Maryland, 2021

  • Trees, CLIMB Online Gallery, 2021

  • Seascapes, Light Space Time Gallery, 2021

  • Leaves and Petals, Fusion Art, 2021

  • Photography, The In Art Gallery, Juried: Libby Rowe, 2021

  • Eco Echo, Art Gallery 118, Juried: Rachel Hester, 2021

  • En Plein Air, The In Art Gallery, Juried: Thomas Paquette, 2021

  • The Figure, The In Art Gallery, Juried: Victor Wang, 2021

  • Human Nature, Otterbein University, Westertville, Ohio, 2021

  • Artemis Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2021

  • The Social Change, The In Art Gallery, Juried: Fernando Luis Alvarez, Prize of Excellence for “Wildfire,” 2021

  • Galeria Botello, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2021

  • Nature, The In Art Gallery, Juried: Ryan Horvath, 1st Place for “Great Head,” 2021

  • Natural Expressions: A Student Curated Exhibition, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, 2019

  • Faculty Biennial, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 2019

  • Athens Voices 2019, Jurors: Karla Hackenmiller, Brian Alloway, Joseph Norman, The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, 2019

  • Holzer Gallery, Athens, Ohio, 2018

  • OH+5, 11th Biennial Ohio Border Exhibition, Jurors: Tim Bearse, Kim Beck, Dana Goodman. The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, 2018

  • The Athens Voices USA 2017, The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, 2017

  • Faculty Exhibition, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, 2017

  • Star Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2016

  • “I Am NSCAD” Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2015

  • Sky High, Riffe Gallery, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, Ohio, 2014

  • Athens Paints, Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio, 2014

  • Faculty Exhibition, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, 2014

  • Gallery at Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, Maine 2013

  • Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay, Mt. Desert Island, Maine, 2012

  • Butterflies in our Midst, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, 2012

  • Faculty Exhibition, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, 2012

  •  The Wingspread Legacy, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth, Maine, 2010

  • Faculty Exhibition, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, 2010

  • The Boathouse, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2009

  • Ethel H. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, 2009

  • Faculty Exhibition, Kennedy Museum, Ohio University, 2008

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2007

  • ARA Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 2006

  • ARTademics: New Work by Antioch College Faculty, Herndon Gallery, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 2006.

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2005

  • Kagedo Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2005

  • Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2004

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2004

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2003

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 2001

  • Self Portraits, Troy Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, Ohio, 2000

  • The Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, Maine, 1999

  • Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1998

  • Stables Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, 1995

  • Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1995

  • ARA Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994

  • Gallery 68, Belfast, Maine, 1993

  • ARA Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 1993

  • Brendan Walter Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1993

  • Brendan Walter Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1992

  • Oberlin Bound: Alumni Artists, The Firelands Gallery, Oberlin, Ohio, 1991

  • Main Street/South Anchor Project, Living City Planning Office, Dayton, Ohio, 1989        

  • Screens, Gates, Windows, Noyes Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1988

  • On Site: Artists of the Miami Valley, McKinley Park, Dayton, Ohio, 1987

  • Four Foreign Academies, National Museum of Modern Art, Rome, Italy, 1982

  • American Studies Center, Naples, Italy, 1982

  • Oberlin Artists, Allen Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio. Juried by John Hallmark Neff, 1979

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

  • Art Professor, student collaborate to make children’s book, Lauren Serge, The Post, March 14, 2021.

  • Art professor and student create illustrated children’s book, Jordan Schmitt, OHIO News, February 24, 2021.

  • Nancy Gibson, High School Students Help Curate Nature-Themed Exhibition at Riffe GalleryThe Columbus Dispatch, September 15, 2019

  • Athens Voices USA Event Begins TodayThe Parkersburg News and Sentinel, January 18, 2019

  • Multitude of ‘Athens’ Featured in Biennial ExhibitThe Athens News, January 16, 2019

  • Athens Voices Brings Together Artists from Athens Cities Across the CountryThe Post, January 14, 2019

  • Art Exhibition by David LaPalombara at Northeast Harbor GalleryThe Bangor Daily News, Community News, July 25, 2018

  • All the Athenses a Canvas, The Athens Messenger, January 14, 2017:A3

  • Rebekah Barnes, Athens Cities Connected Through Art, The Post, Rebekah January 10, 2017, http://www.thepostathens.com/article/2017/01/athens-voices-dairy-barn

  • Artists Share Acadia Impressions, Mount Desert Islander, August 9, 2016.

  • Art of Acadia: The Islands, The Mountains, The Main, David Little and Carl Little, Down East Books, 2016.

  • Southern Campus Gallery to Feature LaPalombara Works, Compass, March 17, 2016 https://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/15-16/03/southern-campus-lapalombara.cfm

  • OUS Art Gallery Opens David LaPalombara Exhibition, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, March 10, 2016, http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/ohio_news/ous-art-gallery-opens-david-lapalombara-exhibition/article_bb8244c8-1299-5f5f-a031-8fd21a2f64a7.html

  • A New Way of Looking: Landscapes Show off Different Viewpoint, The Ironton Tribune: Focus, March 13, 2016:1C

  • Star Gallery to Exhibit LaPalombara Screens, Mount Desert Islander, August 13, 2015:5

  • Artist to Exhibit Landscape Screens, Mount Desert Islander, August 1, 2015, http://www.mdislander.com/living/arts-a-living/artist-to-exhibit-landscape-screens

  • Artist Exhibits Landscape Screens, Bangor Daily News, August 4, 2015, http://bangordailynews.com/community/artist-exhibits-landscape-screens/

  • Maine Gallery + Studio Guide, (Catalog), 2015:135 http://issuu.com/mainegalleryguide/docs/mgg4issue_v3

  • Athens Paints, www.dairybarn.org/exhibitions/index.php?section=211&page=&item=336 2014

  • Sky High, Columbus Underground, www.columbusunderground.com/events/sky-high-4?instance_id

  • Elizabeth Trapp, Exploration of Atmosphere Carries Imagination to New Heights, The Columbus Dispatch, August 10, 2014, http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2014/08/10/1-skys-the-limit.html

  • The Ohio Channel, www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=144388

  • PHOTOS: OU School Of Art + Design Faculty ExhibitionWOUB Public Media, http://woub.org/2014/01/19/photos-ou-school-art-design-faculty-exhibition,  January 19, 2014

  • ‘Art Talk’ Encourages Art Viewers to Experiment, The Post, March 2, 2012

  • School of Art Director to discuss ‘The Space Between,’ The Post, March 1, 2012

  • Three Exhibits will bring art lovers to Courthouse, The Portland Press Herald, July 25, 2010

  • Openings + Shows, Memories and a Beautiful Mess, Bangor Daily News, July 18, 2010

  • The Wingspread Legacy, Catalog, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 2010

  • ARTademics: New Work by Antioch College Faculty, Catalog, Herndon Gallery, 2006

  • Landscapes: Midwest-Southwest, Catalog, Taos Art Association, Oct. 23-Nov. 27, 1996

  • Laurie Schreiber, Gallery Spreads Its Wings, The Bar Harbor Times, 6 July 1995:B1-2

  • Return to Wingspread..., The Bar Harbor Times, 14 July 1994:C8

  • On Display at the Wingspread Gallery, Preview! Arts & Entertainment Guide for the Maine Coast, 15-22 July 1994:15

  • Artist To Exhibit Landscape Screens, The Ellsworth American: Spotlight On Coastal Maine, 8-14 July 1993:13

  • Wingspread Soars Into 25th Season, The Bar Harbor Times, 1 July 1993:C4

  • Unfolding at Wingspread, The Bar Harbor Times, 16 July 1992:C9

  • Oberlin Bound: Alumni Artists, Elyria Courier Telegraph, 19 May 1991:E6-8

  • FAVA to Show Off Alumni Artists, Oberlin News Tribune, 14 May 1991:5

  • Holly Knight, Sculpture: A Wholistic Experience, Forum: The Antioch College Alumni Association, Summer 1990:10-11

  • John Blakelock, Three Artists' Ways of Exploring Environments, Yellow Springs News, 24 Jan. 1990:5

  • Mike Adams, The Art of Screens, Springfield News-Sun, 8 October 1989:1-2B

  • Melissa Ehlert, Artists of the Miami Valley, Dialogue: An Art Journal, July/Aug. 1987:54

  • James Mann, On Site, Xenia Daily Gazette, 21 May 1987:9

  • On Site: Artists of the Miami Valley, Catalog, Dayton Art Institute, 10 May-29 Aug, 1987

  • Artisti di Quattro Accademie Straniere in Roma, Catalog, de Luca, Jul. 28-Oct. 3 1982

  • All'Accademia Americana, La Republica, 23 maggio 1982:9

  • Joan Nickles, Fellows of Rome Show Their Wares, International Daily News, 22 May 1982

  • D. Tarshes, When in Rome Goes Gallery Hopping, When in Rome, 23-29 May 1982:2

  • Sara Maclay, LaPalombara's Nature, Oberlin Review, 25 February 1979:5

  • Exhibition Options Abound, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 22 December 1979:13

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Fescue: A Brave Blade, David LaPalombara, Editor. Hand Twin Press, 2020.

  • Guidelines for Part-Time Professional Employment. Adopted by on February 21, 1996; revised on February 22, 2004; revised on October 27, 2013. Submitted to the CAA Professional Practices Committee, Jim Hopfensberger (chair), by the Ad Hoc Committee for Guidelines for Part-Time Professional Employment: Thomas Berding (co-chair), Michigan State University; John Richardson (co-chair), Wayne State University; Janet Casey, Skidmore College; Zoe Darling, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design; David LaPalombara, Ohio University; Dennis Nawrocki, Wayne State University; and Kate Wagle, University of Oregon

  • City Secrets: Rome, 2nd Edition, Series Editor, Robert Kahn. (New York: Fang Duff Kahn Publishers, 2011)

  • City Secrets: Rome, Series Editor, Robert Kahn. (New York: The Little Bookroom, 1999)

  • David LaPalombara, Ancient Ruins, Modern Times, Review of Joel Sternfeld’s Campagna Romana, in Aperture:  Explorations: 10 Portfolios (Vol. 130), Winter 1993, pp. 75-76

 

VISITING ARTIST RESIDENCIES

 

  • American Academy in Rome, Italy, 1987, 2003, 2005

  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1985

 

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

 

  • Artist’s Talk, Human Nature: Otterbein University, Westertville, Ohio, 2021

  • Artist’s Talk, Natural Expressions: A Student Curated Exhibition, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, September 25, 2019

  • Transforming Communities Through the Arts, CAA Session Co-Chair, Annual Conference, Los Angeles, 2018

  • Partner or Perish: Team-Teaching, Research Collaboration, + Community Engagement, CAA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, 2018

  • Diversity Presentation and Workshop, National Conference of Arts Administrators Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, 2017

  • New England Memories: How Growing Up in New England Changed Our World View, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, February 24, 2017

  • Partner or Perish: Team-Teaching, Research Collaboration, + Community Engagement, National Council of Arts Administrators Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 2015

  • Inside Out: The Space Between, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, March 1, 2012

  • Italian Art in Public Places, Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, Ohio, 1990

  • Italian Art in Public Places, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, 1988

 

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

  • Grounding Dreams: New Environmental Art, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 2006

  • Recent MFA’s, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 2002

  • Chiapas, The End of Silence: Photographs by Antonio Turok, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 2000

  • Alumni Art Show, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 2000

  • New Work by Nix, Sturges and Burge, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 1999

  • In the Spirit: Visions and Voices in African-American Art, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 1999

  • Aspects of Realism, Photogravure and Drawings by David Bartlett and Charles Kanwischer, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 1998

  • Shirts and Shields: Mixed Media & Fiber Art by Gerry Fogarty, Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, 1997

EXHIBITIONS JURIED

 

  • 3rd Annual High School Student Exhibition: Otterbein University, Westertville, Ohio, 2021

  • MCACD Visual Arts Grants Committee, Montgomery County, Ohio, 2004

  • Environmental Art, Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 2000

  • Watercolor Painting, Springfield Art Museum, 1999

  • Annual Student Exhibition, Yellow Springs High School, 1997-2003

COMMISSIONS/COMPETITIONS

 

  • Main Street/South Anchor Project, Dayton, Ohio, 1992

  • Outdoor sculpture, McKinley Park, Dayton, Ohio. Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council, Dayton Art Institute, Miami Valley Arts Council, and Dayton City Beautiful Council, 1987

  • Installation, American Academy Villa Aurelia, Rome, Italy, 1981

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio

  • Gund Collection, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Northeast Harbor Library, Mount Desert Island, Maine

  • Elizabeth B. Noyce, Medomak, Maine           ​

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Professor of Art, Painting + Drawing, Ohio University, 2007-Present

 

Director, School of Art + Design, Ohio University, 2007-2017. Responsibilities include personnel management (30 full-time faculty and 8 staff), faculty and student development, budget management, curriculum oversight, course scheduling, search committees supervision, faculty and staff evaluation, public relations, enrollment management. 

 

Interim Director, Aesthetic Technologies Lab (@Lab), Ohio University, 2010-2013. The @Lab provides the tools and resources to promote creative inquiry at the intersection of technology development and fine arts practice. The @LAB supports processes and projects that integrate high- and low-end technology and include cross-disciplinary collaboration.

 

Chair, Artistic & Cultural Inquiry Department, Antioch College, 2005-2007. Managed personnel, budgets, and programs for Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Theater, Communications, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Women’s Studies.

 

Chair, Arts Department, Antioch College, 1991-1993, and 2000-2005. Visual Arts, Dance, Music, and Theater.

Professor of Art, Antioch College, 1986-2007

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

National Council of Art Administrators, 2007-present. The NCAA is a community of current and future arts administrators in higher education. The organization promotes, enhances, and maximizes communication among Arts administrators.

  • Board of Directors, Elected, 2015-2018.

 

American Association of University Processors (AAUP), 1998-present. The AAUP advances academic freedom and shared governance, defines fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, promotes the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education.

  • President, Ohio Conference AAUP, Elected, 2004-2005

  • Secretary-Treasurer, Non-Collective Bargaining Chapters, Elected, 2005-2010

  • President, Antioch College AAUP, Elected, 1998-2006

 

College Art Association Subcommittee, 2013. Drafted a revision of the CAA standard: Guidelines for Part-time Professional Employment. Membership included: Tom Berding, Michigan State University, John Richardson, Wayne State University, Janet Casey, Skidmore College, Modern Language Association (MLA) representative, Zoe Darling, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Dennis Nawrocki, Wayne State University, Kate Wagle, University of Oregon, and David LaPalombara, Ohio University. 

      

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • National Association of Arts Administrators (NCAA), 2007-present

  • NASAD, Ohio University representative, 2007-2013

  • American Association of University Professors (AAUP), 1998-present

  • College Art Association, 1984-present

 

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Lieutenant, Miami Township Fire Department, Yellow Springs, Ohio. (1995-2009).

 

Radio Host, WCHX-FM, Halifax, Nova Scotia. This was a weekly Italian news and music program sponsored by the Italo-Canadian community in Halifax. (1979-1981).

 

Director of Activities for Nursing Homes, Senior Citizens Division, Oberlin, Ohio. I developed this program to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Oberlin's five nursing homes. With 2 assistants and a cadre of volunteers, I organized activities both in and outside of the nursing homes. I also taught a practicum in institutional gerontology at Oberlin College (1977-1979).