IlaSahai Prouty

ilaprouty@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

1999      M.F.A., California College of Art

1995      Core Fellowship, Penland School of Crafts (3 yr non-degree intensive)

1991      BA with Honors in Painting, Brown University

1990      Special Student, Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC PROJECTS

2014      Dream Repeater: Utopia, Turchin Center for Visual Art, Boone, NC, February, solo show and collaborative performance with Machine Theater

2013      Dream Repeater: Toys Falling, Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester Ma, solo show with collaborators

2012      Dream Repeater: Goldilocks, Save the World, Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester MA, solo

.              Dream Repeater: Goldilocks, Save the World: Workshop, Talent|Agency, Portland, ME, solo

2009      The Action of Water, Medical Examiners Office, Charlotte, NC, public project

2008      First Environments School, Durham NC, public project

2006      Keystone and Clues, Cranberry Middle School, North Carolina Arts Council, Sparc Grant, Cranberry, NC, public project

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS 

2015

Fl3tch3r Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN, group

N.E.W., Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, group

Art and Dialog: Responding to Racial Tension in America, Greenhill Center, Greensboro NC, group

Dream Repeater: Goldilocks, Save the World: Making Plans and Getting Ready, Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition, Asheville Museum, Asheville, NC

Dream Repeater: Utopia, Artfields, Lake City, SC

2014

Dream Repeater: Utopia, Nth Gallery, Boone, NC, Group Show, curator and artist

2013

From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, curator Steven Matijcio

Restraining Order: The Art of Self Control, Center for Advanced Hindsight, Duke University, curators Dan Areily, Professor of Behavioral Economics, and Catherine Howard, group show

2010-12

Dream Repeater: Goldilocks, Save the World: Workshop, Talent|Agency, Portland, ME, solo

N.E.W., Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Juror: Scott, group

Dream Repeater: Goldilocks, Save the World: Escape Plan, Sparkcon ArtSpark, installation and community interaction, Raleigh NC

Dream Repeater: Toys Falling, Pamlico County Library, NC, public project & community workshop

23rd Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas, NM, Juror Mat Gleason, group show

Ready for Prime Time, Asheville Art Museum, video screening

25th Rosen Sculpture Exhibition, Turchin Center for Visual Art, Juror: Mel Chin

2005-07

Art Where I Live, Asheville Art Museum, Program for At-Risk Youth

Make It New, Contemp. Art in Western NC, Asheville Art Museum, group show, Curator Ron Platt

Homegrown, SECCA, Winston Salem, NC, group show, Curator Josh Rickards

Road in Sight, Duke University, Durham, NC, group show

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

2015      Facilitation Skills for the Field of Experiential Education, Open Engagement, Pittsburg PA

2014      Dream Repeater, Artist Talk and Demonstrations, UGA International Program, Cortona, Italy

2013      Dream Repeater: Toys Falling, Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester MA, reading with collaborators

2012      Dream Repeater, Artist Talk, Maine College of Art, MFA Program, Portland ME

.              Dream Repeater, Artist Talk, City College, San Francisco, CA

2009      Experiential Teaching with Clay, Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

.              Studio Investigations, Artist Talk, Cary Visual Arts, Cary, NC

2008      Symptoms of Absence: the Body Replaced, Artist Talk, Humanities Series, Appalachian State

2005      Art Where I Live, Asheville Art Museum, Afterschool Art Program for At-Risk Youth

.              Monotype On and Off the Press, Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2004      Casting for Figurative Ceramic Sculpture, Visiting Artist in Workshop, Penland School of Crafts

2002      Casting for Metalsmithing, Visiting Artist in Workshop, Warren Wilson College, NC

 

SELECTED GRANTS, AWARDS and RESIDENCIES

2015      Winter Residency, Glass Studio, Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC

2014      Powder Printing on Glass, University Research Council Grant, Appalachian State U.

.              Core Retreat, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

2012      Meaning through Repetition, Blown Glass Multiples and Monoprints, University Research Council Grant, Appalachian State U.

2011      Dream Repeater: Boat Sinking, United States Artists Foundation, Project Site Crowd Funding

.              Educator’s Retreat, Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC

2010      Blown Glass Component Development for Sculpture & Installation, URC Grant, Appalachian State U.

2006      Summer Artist in Residence, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

2001-04    Resident Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015      Creative Capital, On Our Radar

2013      Gail McCarthy, Dream of Toys Inspires Works, Gloucester Daily Times, (August)

.              SeArts, Dream Repeater: Toys Falling, (July)

.              Heather Atwood, Toys Falling, (August)

2012      Cape Ann Museum, Ila Prouty, Dream Repeater, (July)

2011      Penland Sketchbook, Ila Prouty’s Dream Repeater on USA Projects, (February)

2007      Asheville Art Museum, Catalog, “Make it New, Western North Carolina Artists Exhibition.”

.              Asheville.com, Make It New: Western North Carolina Artists

2006      Artspace, Catalog, “Dream Repeater” Raleigh, NC

.              Michele Natale, “Dream Reader”, Indy Week, (August 2)

2005      Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Catalog, “ Homegrown: southeast”

.              Center for Documentary Studies, “Road in Sight, Contemporary Art in North Carolina

2003      Emily Hall, “Glass My Ass.” The Stranger, Seattle, WA (Jun 19 – Jun 25)

1999      Julie Nelson, “The Measure of All Things” Art Papers (Sept/Oct): 62.

 

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

Books

Achieving Fitness, Project Adventure, Inc., Beverly MA, 2008, Author w/ J. Panicucci, L. Furlong & C. Masterson

Diversity in Action, Project Adventure, Inc, Beverly, MA,1998, Author w/ S. Chapelle, L. Bigman, F. Hillyer, B. Crawford, and J. Morris –Scott

Adventures in Peacemaking, A Conflict Resolution Guide for School-Aged Children, Educators For Social Responsibility and Project Adventure, Inc., Beverly MA, 1994, Author w/ L. Furlong, W. J. Kreidler & L. Cowles

Articles

THE SEARCH, notes on adventure in the art classroom, article, Project Adventure, Inc., Beverly MA, 2000, Author, Ziplines, the Voice for Adventure Education, R. Collinson (Ed.), (40th ed., pp. pgs 20-25).

 

TEACHING 

2007-present

Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

Coordinator, General Education for Art Department

Chair NASAD committee, accreditation process (Natl. Assoc. Schools of Art & Design)

Member, Curriculum Committee

Member, Black Faculty and Staff Association

Courses: Senior Seminar and Studio, Art for Social Change, Cultivating Creativity through Visual Art, Intro to Art, Honors Seminar: Appropriation in Visual Art, Bookarts, Screenprinting, Imagery on Glass

 

1995-present

Facilitator and Curriculum Writer, Project Adventure, Inc., Beverly, MA/Covington, GA/Portland, OR

Facilitator, training adults, including teachers, in experiential techniques

Director, Project Based Curriculum Development, Covington, GA (2007-08)

Writer of Curriculum and Activities, Editor, Founding Diversity Advisory Board Member

 

1999-2006

Art Department Chair, Waring School, Lycée de Beverly, MA (6-12)

Department Chair in charge of faculty, curriculum, facilities, & budget

Teacher of Art Classes (drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, etc.)

Teacher of Creative Writing, Health, Humanities

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