1995-2002 curated exhibitions

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2002-2008 exhibitions

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Bio

Scott Snyder holds an M.F.A. from Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. He has spent the last 14 years as a curator of fine art and as a ‘practicing artist.’ He has performed his curatorial duties at The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and at the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois. He has curated over 50 exhibitions at these institutions, as well as serving as a guest juror or curator for several other venues. Past exhibitions include:


V-Chipped: Video, Art, Gender and Society  with works by Alex Bag,  Jia Chang, Bruce Nauman, and Shirin Neshat


Flora: The Beauty of Botanicals in Art. Exhibition included: Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Judy Ledgerwood, Pat Steir, John James Audubon, Brett Weston, and Laura Gilpin.

 

31 Shopping Days 'Til...?: Pop Culture in Art at the End of the Millennium.  

Works by Roger Brown, Vernon Fisher, Laurie Hogin, Jenny Holzer, Ed & Nancy Kienholz, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, Roy Lichtenstein, Virginia Meredith, Patrick Miceli, Claes Oldenburg, Paul Harvey Oswald, Lorraine Peltz, Robert Rauschenberg, Jason Salavon, Andy Warhol.

    

Soul/Searching: Contemporary Latino Photography: Works by Martina Lopez, Victor Vazquez and Luis Gonzalez Palma.

 

Lines in the Sand: Current Trends in Contemporary Glass. Works by Nicholas Africano, William Carlson, Dale Chihuly, José Chardiet, Jon Kuhn, Harvey Littleton, William Morris, Joel Philip Myers, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Mary Shaffer, Therman Statom, Bertil Vallien, Janusz Walentynowicz, Toots Zynsky.

 

...And Everything Nice. Co-curated with Chicago artist, Phyllis Bramson. Works by Mary Ellen Croteau, Megan Cump, Holly Greenburg, Julie Heffernan, Barbara Kendrick, Nina Levy, Nancy Mladenoff, Sungmi Naylor, Janet Pihlblad, Holly Rittenhouse, Rosalyn Schwartz.

 

Women and Chicago Imagism. Works by Phyllis Bramson, Sarah Canright, Miyoko Ito, Ellen Lanyon, June Leaf, Gladys Nilsson, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Hollis Sigler, Evelyn Statsinger.

 

From 2005 - 2008, Snyder has lived in Fort Myers and worked as Gallery Director and Assistant Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University. His most recent exhibitions include: inAppropriations: Artists that Copy, Sample, Beg, Borrow and Steal, featuring video, audio and sculptural works by Negativland, Paul Harvey Oswald and Vyd, and Recontextualized: Recent Works by Matt Siber. In 2011, Snyder started SnyderArtProjects.


Selected Exhibitions Organized, Scheduled, Designed and/or Curated:

(see CV for more complete listing)

**-denotes that images of these exhibitions appear in the above videos

2008

Where the Wild Things (Still) Are:

A Wildlife Art Exhibition and Fundraiser for C.R.O.W. and FGCU Art Gallery

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Home of the Brave: Politics, Propaganda and Patriotism

Works by Burtonwood and Holmes, Tincher, Benjamin Schulman, Blaine Whisenhunt

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


2007

inAppropriations: Artists that Copy, Sample, Beg, Borrow and Steal. Featuring video, audio and sculptural works by Negativland, Paul Harvey Oswald and Vyd. Authored press releases and didactic panels. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Eberhard Havekost: 1996-2006 Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection

Curator: Mark Coetzee, Rubell Family Collection. Catalog produced with forward by Scott Snyder. Scheduled, Co-Coordinated


Fruits and Flowers: Prints from the Salvador Dali Museum

Scheduled, Designed


2006

**ReconTextualized: Recent Works by Matt Siber

Authored press releases and didactic panels.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


The Art of Hatred: Images of Intolerance in Florida Culture. Traveling exhibition from the Jewish Museum of Florida. Scheduled, Designed.


**V-Chipped: Video, Art, Gender and Society. Works by Shirin Neshat, Bruce Nauman, Alex Bag, Jia Chang, Pleix, Barbie Liberation Organization, Kevin Cronin.

Authored press releases, curator’s statement and didactic panels.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


2004

Reuniting an Era: Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s. Organized with guest curator. Created budget and general concept for the exhibition to include critically acclaimed artists of that era alongside artists of the New York School that until recently have gone relatively unnoticed. Exhibition included 36 artists with paintings by Lee Krasner, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Melville Price, Mary Abbott, among others. 92-page catalog produced. Co-organized, Scheduled, Designed


**Screw City: Artists Fabricating a History of Rockford, Illinois. Invited artists, celebrities, and architects to submit artwork pertaining to Rockford’s rich history. Exhibition also acted as a fundraising tool for the Acquisition Fund. Authored press releases, curator’s statement and didactic panels. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Off Center: New Work by Sandra Perlow. 16-page catalog produced.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Selections from the Permanent Collection. Redesigned Museum Galleries to showcase the focus areas of the permanent collection. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


2003

**The Art of Containment: Works by Raye Bemis, Michelle Feder Nadoff, and Diane Simpson. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress: Over the River, Arkansas River, Colorado and The Gates Project for Central Park, New York City. Exhibition traveled from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Collaborated with Rockford College to bring Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Rockford. Organized, Scheduled


**Flora: The Beauty of Botanicals in Art. Exhibition included: Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Judy Ledgerwood, Pat Steir, John James Audubon, Brett Weston, and Laura Gilpin, Janet Pihlblad, as well as regional artists. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Collected Visions: African American Self-Taught Art from the Southeastern United States, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center


2002

Colorado 2002: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Acted as organizer and juror. Received a record amount of entries. Brochure with essay produced. Reviewed by Denver Post, CS Gazette, and the CS Independent. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Andrea Modica: Natural Interests. Brochure with essay produced.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


2001

Inner Beauty: Contrasting Aesthetics from the Permanent Collection. This Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center exhibition focused on historical and contemporary artists dealing with landscape. Exhibition included: Eanger Irving Couse, Richard Diebenkorn, Laura Gilpin, Juan Hamilton, Victor Higgins, Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Nevelson, Birger Sandzen, among others. Essay produced. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


2000

The Prodigal: Works from the Collection of Jerry Evenrud. Sponsored by Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries with a grant from Pearson Fastener Corp. Additional Funding for docent tours through a grant from Rockford 2000 Alliance. Over 100 works of art, music and objects focused on the theme of the prodigal son parable. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Janet Pihlblad: Moss, Leaves, Thoughts, and Vegetables. Sponsored by John R. Cook Associates. Site-specific installation and other works by this Chicago based artist. Color brochure with CD-ROM produced. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Gastro-Aesthetics: The Food as Art Show.  Sponsored by 13WREX-TV. 33 artists invitational.  Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Diverse Continent: Ceremonial Masks and Objects from Africa. Sponsored by Firstar.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


1999

**31 Shopping Days 'Til...?: Pop Culture in Art at the End of the Millennium. 

Sponsored by Marshall Field's. Works by Roger Brown, Linda Dolack, Vernon Fisher, Laurie Hogin, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Kamberos, Ed & Nancy Kienholz, Jeff Koons, Norbert Kox, Barbara Kruger, Roy Lichtenstein, Virginia Meredith, Patrick Miceli, Claes Oldenburg, Paul Harvey Oswald, Lorraine Peltz, Robert Rauschenberg, Jason Salavon, Andy Warhol. Color brochure with essay by Scott Snyder, CD-ROM of the exhibition and interviews with various artists to be produced. New Art Examiner review, April 2000. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Soul/Searching: Contemporary Latino Photography: Works by Martina Lopez, Victor Vazquez and Luis Gonzalez Palma. Sponsored by Baer, Saavedra, Gelhausen & Juarez, Inc . Catalog with introductory essay coauthored by Tyson Joye, Director of Peoria Art Guild and Scott Snyder. Organized exhibition traveling to Peoria Art Guild.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


1998

Lines in the Sand: Current Trends in Contemporary Glass. Sponsored by Yavitz Eye Centers. Exhibition included works from the museum's permanent collection as well as works on loan from galleries and private collections. Works by Nicholas Africano, William Carlson, Dale Chihuly, José Chardiet, Jon Kuhn, Harvey Littleton, William Morris, Joel Philip Myers, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Mary Shaffer, Therman Statom, Bertil Vallien, Janusz Walentynowicz, Toots Zynsky.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


...And Everything Nice. Co-curated with Chicago artist, Phyllis Bramson. Works by Mary Ellen Croteau, Megan Cump, Holly Greenburg, Julie Heffernan, Barbara Kendrick, Nina Levy, Nancy Mladenoff, Sungmi Naylor, Janet Pihlblad, Holly Rittenhouse, Rosalyn Schwartz. 24-page catalogue produced. Sponsored by National City.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Within Reach: Northern Illinois Outsider Artists. Works from Stephen Anderson, Lyle Woodyatt, Alfonso Arroy, Bounsay Pipathsouk, Matthew Herbig, Marlene McCauley, Ed Anderson, Hugh "Red" Argraves, Gene "Duke" Holmes, Lamar "Baby Doll" Jarallas. Small catalogue produced with introduction and biographical information written and edited by Scott Snyder.  Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


1997

**Sound & Vision: Kinetic, Electronic, Sound, and Video Art. Works by Bill Close, Shawn Decker, Christopher Furman, Gary Justis, Cathy Lynn Gasser, Melissa Goldstein, Ed Rankus, Cathy Smith, and Bob Snyder. Sponsored by 13WREX.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Tom Heflin: Diverse Vision - Tranquil Heart/A Retrospective. 97 works from 45 different corporate and private collections spanning 40 years of this Rockford artist’s career. Color brochure with introduction by Scott Snyder. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Object and Tradition: Cultural Artifacts from the Earth's Four Corners. Ethnographic objects from various cultures. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Matt Lamb: Obsessive Spirit. Survey of paintings from this self-taught artist. 38-page color catalogue with introductory essay by Scott Snyder, essays by Michael Hall and Donald Kuspit. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Figure Eight. Works by Heather Becker, Les Bell, Steven Hudson, Aurthur Kleinman, Tony Phillips, Judith Raphael, Chuck Walker, Su-en Wong.  Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Beauty and the Three. Works by Ben Dallas, Judith Geichman and Gordon Powell.

16-page brochure with essay by Claire Wolf Krantz. Organized traveling of exhibition to Bradley University, Peoria, IL. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Rural Inspirations. Works by Bruce Campbell, Michael Dubina, Harold Gregor, Ken Hoffman, Tyson Joye, Susan Maakestad, Chad Spicer, and Ellen Wagener. 12-page brochure with introductory essay by Scott Snyder.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Silvia Malagrino: The Cyber Archives Solo Series. Video and sound installation by this Chicago artist.  Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


1996

Women and Chicago Imagism. Works by Phyllis Bramson, Sarah Canright, Miyoko Ito, Ellen Lanyon, June Leaf, Gladys Nilsson, Christina Ramberg, Suellen Rocca, Barbara Rossi, Hollis Sigler, Evelyn Statsinger. Full-color catalogue with introduction by Scott Snyder. Exhibition at Rockford Art Museum then traveled to Illinois State Gallery, Chicago. Lead gallery talk at Illinois State Gallery. Related slide lecture, Chicago Imagism, given to Women's Art Board, Rockford Art Museum.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Glass-Fiber-Wood: The Kindred Eye. (Co-curated with Matt Herbig) Historical through contemporary art and artifacts. Co-organized, Scheduled, Co-curated, Co-designed


1995

Fundamental Soul: The Hager Gift of Self-Taught African American Art. (Co-curated) 109 works by 37 artists including Lonnie Holley, Bessie Harvey, The Dial Family, Jimmy Lee Suddeth, and Mose Tolliver. Responsible for organizing the traveling schedule to other institutions in Illinois. Full-color catalogue with introduction by Scott Snyder, essays by Matt Herbig and John and Diane Balsley. Conducted video interviews with Lonnie Holley and Thornton Dial. Exhibition traveled to Krannert Museum, Champaign, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon; Springfield Art Association, Springfield. Exhibition Program received Illinois Humanities Council, Lawrence J. Towner Award. Co-organized, Scheduled, Co-curated, Co-designed


Aaron Fink: Paintings 1984 - 1995. Survey of Boston artist, Aaron Fink's paintings.  Full-color catalogue with interview of artist conducted and edited by Scott Snyder.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


A Story Told, The Narrative Impulse in Contemporary Art.

Artists Jane Calvin, Chicago; Glenn Davies, Champaign, IL; and Ke Francis, Tupelo, MS.

Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


**Alexander Liberman. Survey of sculpture, prints, paintings and large-scale drawings spanning 33 years of this artist’s career.  Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Illinois Art Faculty: A Statewide Survey. 24 artists/visual arts faculty members from 11 Illinois colleges and universities, various media. Organized, Scheduled, Curated, Designed


Selected Collection Acquisitions:

Rockford Art Museum

Selected Purchases: Lorado Taft, Pauline Palmer, George Robertson, Jason Salavon

Selected Gifts: Ed Paschke, Nina Levy, Su-en Wong

Oversight of the following major gifts:

The Francis and June Spiezer Collection of Art

The Francis Minnert Gift of Contemporary and Historic Photography

The Donald and Carol Wiiken Promised Gift of Contemporary Studio Glass

Hager Collection of Self-Taught African American Art


Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center – Taylor Museum

Purchases: Jason Salavon, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Laura Gilpin, Birger Sandzen




 



Exhibit Catalog Samples:

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