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ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:

2012-2013 Director, School of Art and Design, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
2010-2011 President, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
2004-2009 Provost, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2002-2004 Director, School of Art and Design, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1999-2002 Provost, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
1996-1999 Dean, School of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, New York, NY
1993-1996 Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1991-1993 Dean of Arts and Cultural Studies, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1987-1988 Vice President for Academic Affairs, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1981-1987 Dean, School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
   

 

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:

2012-2013  Professor, School of Art, Design and Art History, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 
2004-2009 Professor of Fine Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
2002-2004 Professor of Art, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
1996-2002 Professor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1981-1991 Associate Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
1973-1981 Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

 

EDUCATION:

1973          Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, M.F.A., Sculpture, 1973
1970 Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, BA, Fine Arts, 19

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

2011-2012 Communication and Leadership Award, District 23, Toastmasters International
2010-2011 Guest Speaker, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Special Reviewer, Commission on Accreditation, National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Guest Speaker, Creative Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Panelist, New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Panelist, Leadership Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

   
2008-2009 Visiting Evaluator, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, NZ

Accreditation Team Member, National Association of School of Art and Design (NASAD)

Project Coordinator, Art and Design as Agents for Change, national symposium for faculty members of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), co-sponsored by Otis College of Art and Design and Art Center College of Design.

2007-2008 Moderator, Rethinking the Core, national symposium for faculty members of the AICAD member schools, hosted by Pratt Institute

Member, Deans’ Steering Committee, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

Presenter, Professional Development Workshop, National Association of Schools of

Art and Design (NASAD), 63rd annual meeting, Kansas City, MO.

2006-2007 Project Coordinator, “The SIMS: in the Hands of Artists,” a collaborative national exhibition sponsored by Electronic Arts, and hosted at Parsons School of Design,

Otis College of Art and Design, and the Academy of Art University.

Moderator and presenter, What is Core in a Changing Art and Design Education World, national symposium for faculty members of AICAD members schools, New York, NY

Member, Deans’ Steering Committee, AICAD

2005-2006 Host and Moderator, “Night Conversations,” Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Art Selection Panel, North Embarcadero Alliance Visionary Plan, San Diego, CA

Member, Commission on Accreditation, NASAD

2004-2005 Panelist, Creating Conditions and Contexts for Open Discussions and Decision-Making, Anual Meeting, National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Tucson, AZ

Art Selection Panel, North Embarcadero Alliance Visionary Plan, San Diego, CA

Art Selection Committee, Skyline Hills Public Library, City of San Diego

2003-2004 Art Selection Panel, North Embarcadero Alliance Visionary Plan, San Diego, CA

Art Selection Committee, North Embarcadero Temporary Sclupture Project, City of San Diego and Port of San Diego

2003 Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University

Member, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership Community Council

Member, Public Art Committee, Port of San Diego

Member, Commission on Accreditation, NASAD

2002-2003 Local Art Events Planning Committee, SIGGRAPH 2003, San Diego

Panelist, “Educating Designers/Designing Education,” Y Design Conference, American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

2002 Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University

Member, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership Community Council

Member, Public Art Committee, Port of San Diego

Member, Commission on Accreditation, NASAD

2001-2002 Artist Interview, The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist (second edition), by Margaret R. Lazzari, Harcourt College Publishers, pp. 299-302.

Member, Commission on Accreditation, NASAD

Accreditation Team Member, NASAD

 2000-2001 Moderator, Aspects of Henry Darger: The Nathan Lerner Annual Lecture,

The Contemporary Center of the Museum of American Folk Art, New York,

New York

Member, Commission on Accreditation, NASAD

Accreditation Team Member, NASAD

 1999-2000 Moderator, The Work of 20th Century Self-Taught Artists, John Michael Kohler

Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Panel Chair, The Curse of Sameness: Homogeneity in the Global Art World,

College Art Association, New York, New York

 1998-1999 Presenter, Preparation of Graduate Students as Teachers, NASAD annual conference, Aspen, Colorado

Chair, Distinguished Teaching of Art Award Committee, College Art Association

Art Consultant, Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York, NY

Accreditation Team Member, NASAD

Consultant, College of the Arts, William Paterson University

1997-1998 Consultant, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Arts in Transit, New York City 

Presenter, Art Exhibitions at the End of the Century: A Comparative Assessment,

NASAD annual conference, Providence, Rhode Island

1996-1997 Panelist, Placement Orientation, College Art Association conference, New York

Public Art Panelist, Municipal Arts Commission, Kansas City, Missouri

Distinguished Teaching of Art Award Committee, College Art Association

1995-1996 Mayor’s Task Force on Race Relations, Kansas City, Missouri

Panel Chair, When Artists Care About Market Share, College Art Association, Boston, Massachusetts

Juror, Allied Art Council, St. Joseph, Missouri

National Endowments Are Not As Critics See Them, op-ed essay, Kansas City Star, August 4, 1995

Grants Panelist, Alpha Delta Kappa Craft Scholarship

Advisory Board, Kansas City Center for Design

1994-1995 Advisory Board, Kansas City Center for Design

Panelist, Do We Need a New Model for Art Schools?, National Council of Art Administrators, Chicago, Illinois, November, 1994

1993-1994 Panelist, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Santa Fe, New Mexico, September, 1994

Solo Exhibition, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, May-June, 1994

1992-1993 Panel Chair, 1992 Sculpture Project, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Author, Authenticity and the Curatorial Dilemma, THE Magazine, July, 1992

Juror, 1992 Taos Arts Festival, Taos, New Mexico

Board of Trustees, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Accreditation Team Member, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

1991-1992 Board of Trustees, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Steering Committee, Friends of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

PACT Taskforce Member, State of New Mexico

Accreditation Team Member, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Grants Review Panelist, Arts Division, State of New Mexico

Panel Chair, 1992 Annual Conference, College Art Association, Chicago

Consultant, Los Angeles County TransportationCommission, Art for Rail Transit

1990-1991 Board Member, KUNM-FM, public radio station,

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Accreditation Team Member, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Consultant, Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, Art for Rail Transit

1989-1990 Panel of Advisors, Performing Tree, Los Angeles

Accreditation Team Member, Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Panelist, The Artist’s Intention, 1990 Annual Conference, College Art Association,

New York

Consultant, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Metro Rail Art-in-Transit Committee

1988-1989 Board of Directors, SITE, alternative art organization, Culver City, California

Participant, Education in Art: Future Building, Getty Center, Los Angeles

Consultant, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Metro Rail Art-in-Transit

1987-1988 Member, Los Angeles Task Force on the Arts

Advisory Board, ART/LA International Art Fair

Consultant, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Metro Rail Art-in-Transit How About Some Art in Next Year’s LA Festival, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, October 6, 1987

Honorary Committee, Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN), Third Annual Art Auction

1986-1987 Member, Los Angeles Task Force on the Arts

Sabbatical Leave, lived and worked in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Past President, California Council of Fine Arts Deans

Consultant, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Metro Rail Art-in-Transit

 1985-1986 President, California Council of Fine Arts Deans

Consultant, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Metro Rail Art-in-Transit

Executive Committee, USC Council of Deans

Member, Los Angeles Educational Partnership

1984-1985 Vice President, President-Elect, California Council of Fine Arts Deans

Education Project Council, Polaroid, Inc.

Consultant, Southern California Rapid Transit District, Metro Rail Art-in-Transit Committee

1983-1984 Blue Ribbon Panel, Levi Strauss Olympic Arts Project

Consultant, Gruen & Associates, A.I.A.

Consultant, Community Redevelopment Agency, City of Los Angeles

Lecture: Reflections on Context: The New Talent Awards in Perspective, Los

Angeles County Museum of Art

1982-1983 Panelist, National Endowment for the Arts, Challenge Grants, Washington, DC

 

AWARDS:

Communication and Leadership Award, District 23, Toastmasters International, 2011

Mayor’s Certificate of Appreciation, City of Los Angeles, 1984

National Endowment for the Arts, Director’s Grant, 1978

National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist’s Fellowship, 1976

Associacion Internacional de Prensa, Honorary Membership

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO, May, 1994

Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Tesuque, NM, October, 1991

“Miner Works,” USC Atelier, Santa Monica, CA, 1988

“In/Valid Fragments,” Artist’s Space, New York City, 1979

“John S. Gordon,” L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, 1977

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

“Collect 10,” Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM 2011

“Tinsletown Too,” Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

“Tzedakah,”Gotthelf Gallery, Jewish Community Center, San Diego, CA, 2004

2003 Faculty Exhibition,” University Art Gallery, San Diego State University

“2002 Faculty Exhibition,” University Art Gallery, San Diego State University

“The Spiritual In Art,” Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 1994

“Reminiscing: A Sculpture Show,” Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March, 1993

“Singular Visions: Contemporary Sculpture in New Mexico, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April, 1991

“Drawings by Sculptors,” Sena West Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, April, 1991

“5th Annual Monothon,” Fine Arts Gallery, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 1991

“ART/LA 1990,” Shidoni Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles, California, 1990

“Death,” S.I.T.E., Culver City, CA, 1989

“Aspects of the Abstract,” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 1979

“Los Angeles Drawing Exchange,” ACT Gallery, Toronto, 1979

“The Los Angeles Show,” San Francisco Art Institute,1978

“Business Not As Usual,” Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1977

“100+ Current Concerns,” Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1977

“Curtain Raiser,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rental Gallery, 1976

“Drawing, Photo, and Video Studies,” L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, 1976

“1975 Biennial of Contemporary American Art,” Whitney Museum, New York City

 

ARTICLES, CITATIONS:

Featured Artist, LA Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980 by Lynn Kienholz, California International Arts Foundation, page 204

Artist Interview, The Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist (second edition), by Margaret R. Lazzari, Harcourt College Publishers, pp. 299-302.

Who’s Who in American Art, 25th edition to current

“New Director Will Lead Art School in a Dialogue with San Diego,” SDSUniverse, February 3, 2002

“Art Journal: John S. Gordon,” by Alice Thorson, Kansas City Star, May 8, 1994

“Sculptor’s Work Tells Stories,” by Rick Hellman, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, April 22, 1994

“Reminiscing: A Sculpture Show,” by Simone Ellis, THE Magazine, April, 1993

“Gallery Hopping,” by Dean Balsamo, Pasatiempo, March 19, 1993, p. 30

“Green Issue,” captioned photo, Pasatiempo, March 12, 1993, p. 52

“New Mexico: Growing Internationalism,” by William Peterson, ARTnews, April, 1992, p. 124

“References to Political Climate, Fragility of Human Emotions,” by Zeke Zemaitis, Pasatiempo, October 11, 1991

“A Singular Unity of Vision,” by Simone Ellis, Pasatiempo, May 24, 1991, pp. 24-26

“Museum Sculpture Show,” by Don Fabricant, Santa Fe Reporter, May 1, 1991

“Solar-wise in the Southwest,” (photograph)Home, April 1991, p. 67

“Galleries Hopeful About LA Art Fair,” The New Mexican, December 7, 1990

“Pick of the Week-Art,” LA Weekly, February 12,1988

“Delving into Minor Works,” by Margaret R. Lazzari, Artweek, February 6, 1988

“Arts/LA,” radio interview with Lyn Kienholz, KCRW-FM, Santa Monica, CA, January, 1988

“On the Trail of the Emerging American,” by Peter Frank, The National Gallery Guide, January, 1981

“Unslick in L.A.,” by Peter Frank, Art in America, September-October, 1978, p. 90

“The Nation-San Francisco,” by Thomas Albright, Art News, Vol. 77, No. 2, February, 1978, p. 103

“Mathematics and Narratives by Los Angeles Artists,” by Kathy Zimmerer, Artweek, January 7, 1978

“John S. Gordon,” by Susan C. Larsen, Arts Magazine, March, 1977, p. 17

“John S. Gordon,” by Suzanne Muchnic, Artweek, February 12, 1977

“Artwalk,” by William Wilson, The Los Angeles Times, February 11, 197