Ellen Dempsey
b. 1985
ellensdempsey@gmail.com
 

Education
2018      MFA Sculpture, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2008     BFA Sculpture, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Selected Exhibitions
2019 (upcoming) Gallery Bang Bang, Nashville, TN, Dinner’s Ready
2019 (upcoming) University of North Alabama, Florence, AL (solo show)
2019 (upcoming) Versa Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, Moldy Ghost (two person show)
2019 Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, International Sculpture Center Sculpture Day Show
2019 A1 Lab Arts, Knoxville, TN, Connections
2019 Coop Gallery, Nashville TN, Last Leg (solo show)
2018 Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN, Homeward Bound
2018     Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Mountain Home, AR, Dweller (solo show)
2018     The Art Museum at University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 35th Juried Exhibition, (Juried by Virginia Overton and Jocko Weyland)
2017      Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville, AR, Stay in Touch (solo show)
2017      ArtLab/The Art Museum at University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Mother State
2017      The Art Museum at University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 34th Juried Exhibition, (Juried by Umar Rashid)
2016      Box Gallery, Memphis TN, Epoche
2016      David Lusk Gallery, Nashville and Memphis TN, Price is Right
2016      Box Gallery, Memphis TN, Best of Memphis, (Juried by Lauren Kennedy)
2016      The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Memphis TN, 33rd Juried Exhibition, (Juried by Michael Aurbach)
2015      Ernestine & Hazel’s, Memphis TN, Best in Show
2015      Wilson Gardens, Wilson AR, Industrial Connection
2015      Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro TN, 12x12x12
2009 Tinney Contemporary, Nashville TN, My Magic Cape
2008 Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN, Proxemics
2007 Tennessee Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro, TN, Dichotomy

Curatorial Experience
2018 Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, AL, Making Alabama: A Traveling Bicentennial Exhibit
2017      The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN, Rozelle Elementary Centennial Art Show
2017      McWherter Library, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Who Run the World?
2016      Box Gallery, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Prelude

Awards
2018      Sculpture Magazine Award, International Sculpture Center, 2018 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
2018      Graduate Purchase Award, 35th Juried Exhibition, The Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2017      Sculpture Magazine Honorable Mention, International Sculpture Center, 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
2017      Honorable Mention, Student Cupola Contest, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, Birmingham, AL
2017      ArtLab Award, 34th Juried Exhibition, The Art Museum at University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
2016      Graduate Purchase Award, 33rd Juried Exhibition, The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, Memphis, TN

Publications as Author
2018      Untitled, Words on a Page, Virginia Overton Exhibition Catalog
2017      Crosstown Concourse Tour Book (written, designed, produced)

Teaching Experience
2019 Instructor of Record, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL (courses taught: Intro to Sculpture, 3-D Design, Drawing Foundations, Spring 2019)
2018 Instructor of Record, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL (courses taught: 3-D Design, Fall 2018)
2018      Instructor of Record, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (course taught: Foundations Studio II, Spring 2018)
2017      Instructor of Record, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (course taught: Foundations Studio II, Fall 2017)
2017      Instructor of Record, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (course taught: Sculpture I, Spring 2017)
2016      Instructor of Record, The University of Memphis, Memphis TN (course taught: Foundations Studio I, Fall 2016)

Related Professional Experience
2019-present Gallery Manager, Channel to Channel, Nashville, TN
2018-2019 Adjunct Faculty, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
2016-2018           Co-Chair, Box Gallery, The University of Memphis
2016-2017           Art Director, The Pinch Literary Journal, Memphis, TN (pinchjournal.com)
2008-2009 Teaching Assistant, Frist Art Museum
2008-2009 Traveling Coordinator, YMCA artEMBRACE