GEORGE BEASLEY    

Academic Vita

Revised: 5/18/2020

ACADEMIC HISTORY

 

1962-1967 B.F.A. in Sculpture

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, Ohio

 

1968-1970 M.F.A. in Sculpture

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

  At Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia:

     Instructor 

     9/1/70 – 6/30/74                   

     Assistant Professor

     7/01/07 – 8/31/79                

     Associate Professor

     9/01/79 – 6/30/90                

         

     Professor

     7/01/90 – 2007            

     Graduate Director for School of Art and Design

     1995 – 2003                            

     Regent’s Professor

     2007 – 2010                            

     Retired as Regent’s Professor Emeritus

     2010 – Present   

 

                   

EXHIBITIONS / COMMISSIONS

 

2019 

  • Installation from Lines of Work Project, National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices, Sloss National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL. April 3 – 6, 2019

2018

  • Solid Gone, curated by Ben Woodsen, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilks University, Wilkes Bare, PA, June 2 – July 2, 2018

  • Permenant Installation of Callaid Iarunn (Iron Wall), Cast Iron, Galvanized Steel, Nickel Bronze & Wood, Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, Chattanooga, TN, April 10, 2018

  • Line of Work, a two-person exhibition George Beasley and Susanne Roewer, Kunstverin Creis Gütersloh E.V. Germany, April 22 – May 27, 2018

  • Line of Work, Fire & Iron Performance, Eisenguss zur Langen Nacht der Kunst in Gütersloh. Team: George Beasley (USA), Susanne Roewer (D), Eden Jolly (UK), Andreas and Lukas Glaser (Schweiz), Morgan Lugo (USA), Night of May 12

 

2017

  • A Year of Making Meaning: New Additions to the Collection 2016, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1997, December 10th 2016 - March 5th

2016

  • Fort Wayne Project, Installation and Performance, fire, cast iron, willow, clay & stone, performed on the night of April 19, 2016 On the St. Mary River, Fort Wayne Indiana.

  • Elemental Attraction, a two-person exhibition George Beasley and Susanne Roewer, Berlin, Germany. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Indiana, April 19 – August

 

2015

  • Casting and installation of X at Pedvāle, 1000 lbs. cast iron 4 stone boulders, Pedvale Open Air museum, Sabile, Latvia,

 

2014

  • Meitheamh Transfer at Pedvāle, Installation and Performance ire, cast iron, willow, clay & stone, performed on the night of June 23, 2014, Pedvale Open Air Museum, Sabile, Latvia, sponsored by the International Conference on Cast Iron Art and the Scottish Sculpture Workshop.  (a collaborative work with Matt Toole)

 

2011

  • Installation and Performance of Bascom Furnace, night of Sept. 10, The Bascom, Highlands, NC, Sept. 4 – 11., Drawings and bronze wall sculpture on exhibition in Galleries

 

2010

  • Guest of Honor, OSO Bay Biennale XVI, Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, TX, March 1 - 6

  • Installation and Performance of Palm Furnace, Caution Beach, night of March 5

  • “Documents and Notes from Furnace Works,” Exhibition, Featured Artist along with the “Atomic Iron Commission,” Center for the Arts, Weil Gallery, March 5 - April

 

2009

  • Iron Tribe Exhibition, Invitational, Burris Hall Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Feb 18 – March 6

  • Iron Pour Blood, Invitational, Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN April 11 – April 18

  • Scratching the Surface, Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA March 5 – April 25

  • Commission, Holocaust Memorial Wall, Six Bronze Torches inset into wall, Atlanta GA 

2008

  • Southern Heat, an Exhibition of Cast iron Art, Invitational, South Gallery, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, Jan. 6 - 31 

  • Commission, The Northside United Methodist church Chapel Project, Atlanta, GA, dedicated Jan 6

  • Commission, Descending Dove, processional cross, bronze, Peachtree Road Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA Jan.

  • The Masters Series Reunion, Invitational, City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA, Jan.25 – Mar. 14

 

2007

  • Twig Furnace, a performance event, fire, cast iron, saplings, clay & stone, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KT, night of Nov. 3

  • Iron Tribe Exhibition, Invitational, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, March

  • Commission, The Northside United Methodist Church Chapel Project,  Atlanta, GA, Central Cross of cast iron and bronze, installed; “Crown of Thorns,” Kneeling Rail, cast iron and wood, installed Inlaid Floor Cross, bronze, installed Wall Sconces, bronze, iron, and glass, in production, Alter Candle Sticks, Iron and bronze, in production.

2006

  • Willow Furnace, fire, cast iron, willow, clay & stone, Ironbridge, England, a performance event sponsored by the International Conference on Cast Iron Art and the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, night of April 8.

2005

  • Towers, a collaborative performance installation with Josh Dow and the Iron Guild, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, May 7

  • Art in Freedom Park, group show, competition, Atlanta, GA, May 1 – Sept 15

  • Contemporary cast Iron Art, Invitational, International Ornamental Metal Museum Foundation, Memphis, TN, May 29 – Aug 17

  • Iron “X” at Sloss, a performance installation, Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss National Monument, Birmingham, AL, April 9

  • 11th Annual Masters Series: Traditions “As Long As the Peat Shall Last,” George Beasley,  City Gallery East, Atlanta GA, Feb. 4 – April 1

  • Iron Tribe Exhibition, Invitational, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, 

  • Atlanta – CAA, Cranbrook Academy of Art Exhibition, Network Gallery, Fabio Fernández, Exhibition Curator, date 

  • Cranbrook in Atlanta: the work of academy alumni from the state of Georgia, Krause Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Feb 17 – 19 (for the 2005 College Art Association Conference in Atlanta)

2004

  • Hot Topic; A Contemporary Invitational, Walker Art Gallery, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE, Feb. 2 – Feb. 20

  • Talking Furniture Design: The Language of Contemporary Southeastern Artists, Invitational, The Museum of Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Mar. 4 – Aug. 28

  • Chairs Project, Juried National, Emory University, Atlanta GA, Mar. 17 – May 15

  • Iron Tribe Exhibition, Invitational, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Feb. 28 – Mar. 14

  • Birds Nest II, furnace installation, uniting shore to water, sponsored by Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Apr. 11

  • Commission:  Doors and Crown for the Arc of the Covenant, Bronze, The Temple, Atlanta, GA.

2002

  • Commission: Architectural Roundels and Central Cross, for the New Sanctuary, Peachtree Road Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA

  • 2300°F. 2002: Contemporary Sculpture in Cast Iron, Grounds for Sculpture Museum, Hamilton, NJ, Invitational curated by Kathleen Whitney, April 10 – May 5

  • The Founder’s Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture Museum, Hamilton, NJ, Invitational, curated by David Lobdell, April 10 – April 13

  • Cupola Aesthetics, Iron Furnace Sculpture, Invitational curated by Matt Toole, Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, NJ, April 10 – April 13

2001

  • Boundaries, performance / installation (a collaborative work with Helen Denerley of Strathdon, Scotland) at the Deskry Water, Clashnettie, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, June 8, 2001

  • Iron Tribe Exhibition, Invitational, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Feb. 5 – Mar. 1

2000

  • Iron Show, Invitational, Doris Wainwright Kennedy Art Center, Birmingham-Southern University, Birmingham, Al, Oct. 8 - Oct 27

  • Ox-Bow Furnace, furnace installation, uniting shore to water, sponsored by School of the Art institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, MI, July 13

1999

  • LeMoyne Art Foundation, Invitational, group show, Tallahassee, Florida, Jan. -Feb.

  • The Tartan, Cultural Fabric of a Nation, Documentation of Installation and Performance works curated for Atlanta International Museum, Aug. 27 - June 17

  • “A small Irony,” Invitational, group show, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 16 - May 14

  • Southeastern College Art Association Conference (SECAC), Documentation of Installation and Performance works, Richmond, VA, Oct. 2 - Nov.28

  • 6 Month sabbatical, Creation of Furnace and Trebuchet for the The Millennium Project, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland

  • The Millennium Project, -to throw iron into the universe, a performance/installation celebrating the new millennium, Portsoy, Banffshire, Scotland, Dec. 31

1998

  • Running Iron, Homage to Goldsworthy in Grisedale Sculpture Park, a foundry performance/installation, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL, Sept. 26

  • Roughcut, a foundry performance/installation, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, March 13

  • Callid-Irrinum, Iron and Wood sculpture selected for the inaugural of the Sloss Sculpture Garden, Sloss Foundry National Landmark, Birmingham, AL

  • Global Perspectives, bronze, iron, nickel-bronze wall sculpture commissioned by Emory University, Atlanta, GA

  • Residency, Development and research for “The Millennium Project.” The Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland, Summer

1997

  • Art in Atlanta Exhibition, Airport Atrium Gallery, Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, GA, July 1 - Sept 19

  • Untitled Iron and Nickel Bronze Wall Sculpture commissioned for the John Whitehead Collection, New York, NY

  • The Pigeon Project, Two Towers built for The Arts Festival of Atlanta, “Art in Odd Places,” Hurt park and Woodruff Park, Atlanta, GA, Artist Collaboration with Paul Cosgrove Sept. 5 - Sept. 21

1996

  • National Small Sculpture Exhibition, Invitational, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois.

  • Horizon Lines, four bronze panels on wood structure, commissioned for the Admiral's Club, American Airlines, Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta,

  • Foundry, Installation/Performance, King Plow Art Center, Atlanta sponsored by Arts Festival of Atlanta and Individual Visual Artists Coalition (VAC) as part of the "Art In Odd Places" program. performance, June 29, 1996. Sculpture will become permanent in collection of King Plow

  • FIVE POINTS MONUMENT, Installation, bronze and coated steel, Commissioned by The Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta (CODA) to mark the center of "downtown” Atlanta for the Bicentennial Olympics.  July 17,1996*

  • They Draw Strength, Invitational drawing show, DeKalb College Fine Arts Gallery, Atlanta, Oct. 8 - Nov. 1

  • National Small Sculpture Exhibition, Invitational Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. 

1995

  • Bronzes & Related Works, 3-person show, Peacock Press Art Space, Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Cast, Carved, and Constructed, Invitational, Crawford Arts Center, St Andrews, Scotland

  • Art in Atlanta, Invitational, King plow Art Center, Atlanta, GA traveling to Germany, England, Korea, and Japan

  • Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 134th Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sculpture Commissioned by the Corporation For Olympic Development In Atlanta to mark the center of Atlanta at Five Points (Projected completion date, May, 1996)

1994

  • Contemporary Cast Iron Art #2, Invitational, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

  • King Plow Invitational, Atlanta, GA

  • Ladylea Furnace Project, Documentation Exhibition, Scottish Sculpture Workshop Gallery, Lumsden, Scotland.

  • Sculpture Garden III, Invitational, Chattanooga State Technical Community College, Chattanooga, TN

  • Slag Pit Platform, performance event Second National Iron Conference, Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark; Birmingham, AL night of April26.

1993

  • Inaugural Exhibition, City Hall East Gallery: Atlanta, GA

  • Inaugural Exhibition, Al Weeks Sculpture Garden, Gwinnett Fine Arts Center: Duluth, GA

  • Fire and Iron, One Man Show, Eve Mannes Gallery: Atlanta, GA.  This installation has been documented from drawing, through pouring, installation, and opening by CNN for "The Week in Review."

1992

  • Iron Stacks, Installation at the Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus: Brookville, NY

  • Iron Wall, One Man Show, Eve Mannes Gallery: Atlanta, GA

  • King Plow Show: Atlanta, GA

  • Mid-South Invitational: Little Rock, AR

1991

  • Alabama Biennial 1991: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL - Purchase Award

  • Vital Signs: Inaugural Exhibition, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

  • King Plow Show: Atlanta GA

  • Contemporary Bronze - The Process and The Object, Atlanta College of Art: Atlanta, GA

1990

  • Contemporary Iron Sculpture: Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

1989

  • New Work (Cast Iron, Bronze, Wood): Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Today and Tomorrow: A Review and Preview of Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL

  • Research into Southern Comfort: Nexus Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Forms and Figures: Chastain Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • 10 Years On: Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland (slides of installation shown)

1988

  • The Art of Cast Iron: Contemporary Sculpture, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

  • Pumping Art (A Cast Metal Invitational) Anderson & Anderson Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

  • Top Choices (Five Contemporary Artists): Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Artist in Georgia 1988: Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

1987

  • One Man Show, Underlying Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1985

  • One Man Show: Recent Work, Eves Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • The Hurt Building Exhibition: Invitational, Atlanta, GA

  • The Mattress Factory Show, Atlanta, GA

1984

  • The Mattress Factory Show, Atlanta, GA

1983

  • Guest Artist, Fellow on the Faculty, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Public Lectures, Student Critiques, Creates installation/ performance “Southern Lights.”

1982

  • Residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, 1 Main St., Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB54eJN,  6 months, built Iron Furnace and help sit up shops

1981

  • Group Show: Traveling Exhibition; Albany Museum, Albany, GA; Madison-Morgan  Cultural Center, Madison, GA

  • Group Show: Quinlin Art Center, Gainesville, GA

1980

  • Twelve Plus Twelve: Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Georgia Artist Exhibition: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

  • Thirteen Minus One Group Exhibition: Central City Park, Atlanta, GA

1979

  • One Man Show: A.S.C. Fine Arts center Gallery; Savannah, GA

  • The Great Atlanta-New York Sculpture Exchange: Invitational Group Show; 14 Sculptors Gallery, NY, NY

1978

  • Eleven by Fourteen: Atlanta Art Workers Coalition; Omni International, Atlanta, GA 

1976

  • Group Show: Atlanta Art Workers Coalition; Omni International, Atlanta, GA

  • Lackawanna Arts Council Invitational; Scranton, PA

  • Thirteen Minus One: Group Show; Northlake and Cumberland Office Parks, Carter & Assoc., Atlanta, GA

  • National Invitational Monumental Sculpture Exhibition; Central City Park, Atlanta, GA

  • Invitational Exhibition: Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA

  • Invitational Exhibit; Frankenberg-Guthrie Gallery, Athens, GA

1975

  • Directors Show from Scorpio Rising Workshops, The Foundry Gallery, Athens, GA

  • Thirteen Minus One: Group Show; Peachtree Center Atlanta, GA

1974

  • Invitational, Jane Haslem Gallery; Washington, D.C.

  • One Man Show: New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA

  • One Man Show: Image South Gallery; Atlanta, GA

  • Arts Festival of Atlanta: Invitational Section; Atlanta, GA

1973

  • 39th Annual Southeastern Painting and Sculpture Show: Gallery of Contemporary Art; Winston Salem, NC

  • Artists Biennial: New Orleans Museum of Art, LA

  • Winter Park Arts Festival; Winter Park, FL (purchase prize)

  • Chiaha First Annual; Rome, GA

1972

  • Four Man Show: Dekalb College

  • One Man Show: Aronson Gallery; Atlanta, GA

  • LaGrange National Competition (also participated in 1974 & 1976)

1971

  • Georgia Artists: High Museum of Art; Atlanta, GA (also participated in 1972 & 1974)

  • 1971 Artist of the Southeast and Texas Biennial: Issac Delgado Museum of Art; New Orleans, LA

1970

  • Georgia Sculptors Invitational: Agnes Scott College; Decatur, GA 

1969

  • Student Exhibitions, Cranbrook Academy of Art: (also participated in 1968 & 1970)

  • 51st Annual May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio 1967

  • Student Independent Exhibition Cleveland Institute of Art: (also participated in 1965 & 1966)


 

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

 

2011

  • Guest Artist, Arizona State Workshop, Lecture, Performance Works, Direction of furnace construction, supervision of school iron pour. Tempi, AZ, March 23 -27.

  • National Sculpture Cast Iron Conference, Sloss National Monument, Guest Artist, 3 panels, Birmingham, Al, April, 13 – 16.

  • Selection Committee Member for the Annual Educator of the Year Award for 2012, International Sculpture Center (ISC). Professional Association for Sculpture, Primary, International.

 

2010

  • Panel discussion between three sculptors, exploring their concerns with the physical environment Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, TX, March 5

 

2009

  • Key Note Speaker, Follow Your Dreams, Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, Induction and Awards Ceremony, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 9  

  • Guest of Honor, panel member “Mini” Symposium, Cast Iron Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN April 16 

  • Panel Member, Good Conduct: Safe Practice and Safety Equipment in the Iron Foundry, National Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss National Monument, Birmingham, AL April 1

  • Presentation, Georgia State University’s Ladle Melt Furnace, April 14

  • Guest of Honor, panel member, Symposium, Personal Directions with Cast Iron, March 6, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, March 5- 7

  • Panel Member, “Old Guard - New Guard,” Mid America College Art Conference, Oct. 17

 

2008

  • Guest of Honor, GAS, (Global Arts Symposium), sponsored by the University of Colorado, Denver, CO held at Vail, CO, Jan, 17 - 22 

  • Lecture, The George Talk, history of iron sculpture in the U.S. and personal works, Vail Symposium, City of Vail, CO, Jan 20

  • 1st Visiting Artist, Foundry Program, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, cast iron and bronze art workshops, student critiques, April 15 19

  • Lecture, Performance Works and Events, Kresge-Ford Lecture Hall, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI April 17

 

2007

  • Retrospective; Ironbridge, member of panel, a look back at and discussions around the 5th International Conference Contemporary cast Iron Art, Southern Iron Conference, Sloss Furnaces National Monument, Birmingham, AL, April 12

  • Alternative Iron Furnaces and Performance Events, lecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky, Nov. 2

  • Sculpture Works Spanning 40 Years, lecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington Kentucky, Nov. 1

 

2006

  • Professional Artists workshops for Artists in Public Art, Member of panel moderated by Lisa Tuttle, Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs at the Museum of Contemporary Art- Atlanta (MOCA), September 9

  • Visions Dreams and Madness, member of panel Moderated by Carl Billingsley, the International Conference on Cast Iron Art, Ironbridge, England, April 8.

2005

  • Lecture, Performances and Installations, Personal Works, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, May 7

  • Lecture, Professionalism in Sculpture, Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss

  • National Monument, Birmingham, AL, April 8

2004

  • Lecture, Performances and Installations, Personal Works, West Georgia Technical College, LaGrange, GA, April 29

  • Lecture, Performances and Installations, Personal Works, Auburn University, Auburn, AL [date]

  • Panel, The Role of Iron in Contemporary Art, Iron Tribe Conference, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Feb. 28

  • Keynote Speaker for the Southern conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Sloss Historical National Landmark, Birmingham, AL, Mar 27

 

2002

  • Fourth International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art 2002, Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, NJ

  • Panelist, Southern Iron: Myth and Magic, April 11

  • Panelist, Sight, Sound, and Social Ritual, April 12

2001

  • Lecture, Performances and Installations, Personal Works, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 21, 2001

 

2000

  • Lecture, Performances and Installations, Personal Works Ox-Bow, School of the Art institute of Chicago, Saugatuck, MI, July 12

 

1999

  • Two-day bronze casting workshop for 1999 Florida Craftsmen Conference, LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, Florida, Jan 22 -24

  • Guest Artist, 20th Annual Iron Pour, Sculpture Dept., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 

  • Southern Conference on Contemporary Iron Sculpture, Sloss National Historical Monument, Birmingham, AL. April 17, Panels:

  • Lecture, Iron as Performance, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, May 13

  • Lecture, Iron as Performance, Florida State University, Department of Art, Jan 22

  • Lecture, Iron as Performance and The Millennium Project, Grays College of Art,

  • Lecture, Performances and Installations, Personal Works Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland, September 29

  • Lecture, Iron as Performance” and The Millennium Project, Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, October, 29  

 

1998

  • Lecture, Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 

  • Lecture, Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL, Sept. 23, Sept. 25

  • Panelist:  Post Object Iron, Iron, an Oral History and Why Iron? 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Sculpture, Johnson Atelier and Grounds for Sculpture in Mercerville New Jersey, April 15 - April 18, 1998. 

 

1997

  • Alabama Iron Conference: Cast Iron as a Sculpture Medium, Sloss National Monument, Birmingham, AL. Panel: “Why Cast Iron?” Panel: “Student Projects, Student Problems,” Moderator, Demonstration: Ran Sloss Iron Furnace for final pour.

  • Slide Lecture: “Personal Directions, Foundry Installations and Public Sculpture,” Sloss Furnaces Charrette, (This Charrette was a three day working meeting to develop a long range plan for Slosss development.)  Sloss National Landmark, Birmingham, Al

  • Lecture: “Personal Directions emphasizing Foundry Installations,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KT,

 

1995

  • Lecture, Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Georgia Art Education Conference at Unicoi State Park Lodge and Conference Center.  

 

1994

  • Six-month fellowship: National Scottish Sculpture Workshop; Lumsden, Scotland

  • Lecture, The Ladylee project & personal directions, Angolia Polytechnic University, Cambridge England, 

  • Lecture, Personal Directions, Installations, Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

  • Lecture, Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Lecture, Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Duncan of Jordanstone College, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland. 

  • Lecture, Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Bronze Casting Masterclass, director, Lumsden, Scotland.

  • Second International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Sloss Foundry National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL. steering comm., 3 panels

 

1993

  • Visiting artist, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

1991

  • Iron Furnace Workshop, Sloss Foundry National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, AL

  • Panel Discussion on Contemporary Metal Sculpture: Woodruff Art Center; Atlanta, GA

  • Cast Iron Workshop: Sloss Furnaces: Birmingham, AL

 

1990

  • Guest Artist and Presentation: University of Georgia; Athens, GA

 

1989

  • Guest Artist, 20th Annual Minnesota Iron Pour, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

 

1988

  • University of Alabama National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art A Panel on the Aesthetics of Iron; Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Lecture: Personal Work; Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL

 

1987

  • Annual Bronze Casting Workshop: Georgia Southern at Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA (also 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995)

  • Guest of Honor: 18th Annual Minnesota Iron Pour Workshop, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

1984

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, High Museum of Art; Atlanta, GA

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Kennesaw College; Kennesaw, GA

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Atlanta College of Art; Atlanta, GA

 

1983

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Camberra School of Art, National Academy; Camberra, Australia

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, National College of Art; Melbourne, Australia

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Calfield Institute of Art; Melbourne, Australia

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Melbourne, Australia

 

1982

  • Workshop Director: 12 International Sculpture Conference; Oakland, CA

 

1979

  • Lecture: Personal Work and Directions, Southern Association of Sculptors, Annual meeting at the Southeastern College Art Conference

  • Lecture, Personal Work and Directions, ASC Fine Arts Center Gallery; Savannah, GA

1977

  • Lecture, Personal Work and Directions, LaGrange College; LaGrange, GA

1976

  • Lecture and Workshop, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

  • Lecture and Workshop, Public and Monumental Sculpture, City of Scranton, PA

  • Lecture, Foundry Work, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art: Baton Rouge, LA

 

1975

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Atlanta 2000; Memorial Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects Emory University; Atlanta, GA

  • Mayors Day for the Arts: Foundry Demonstration; City of Atlanta, GA

 

1974

  • Lecture and Workshop at W.D. Thompson Center; Dekalb County, GA

  • Scorpio Rising Workshop: Jerry Chappell, Farmington, GA

 

1973

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Installations and Objects, Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA

  • Scorpio Rising Workshop: Jerry Chappell, Farmington, GA

 

1972

  • Scorpio Rising Workshop: Jerry Chappell, Farmington, GA Lecture: High Museum of Art: Atlanta, GA

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Spelman College; Atlanta, GA

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Brandeis University, Auxiliary Community in Atlanta, GA

 

1971

  • Lecture: Personal Directions, Southern Association of Sculptors, Conference at Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA

 

COMMISSIONS

Northside United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA

The Temple, Atlanta, GA

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

American Airlines, Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta, GA

King and Spalding, Atlanta, GA

Chase Corporate Center, Birmingham, AL

City of Atlanta; Virginia-Highlands, GA

City of Atlanta: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), College Park, GA

City of Atlanta: Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta, “Five Points Monument,” center of city,

Colonial Properties; Huntsville, Al

Kovah Harbert Properties; Birmingham, AL

Laney College; Oakland, CA

Laurel Gardens: Everhart Museum of Natural History,

Science and Art; Scranton, PA

MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Atlanta, GA

Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

Patterson Leitch Company; Cleveland, OH

Playground, Howell Park; Atlanta, GA

Royal Institute of Technology; Melbourne, Australia

Site Sculpture for Scottish Sculpture Workshop; Lumsden Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Southern Bell Regional Headquarters; Atlanta, GA

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Emory University

AAA of Michigan; Detroit, Mi

Allstate Insurance Co.; Atlanta, GA

American Airlines, Atlanta, GA

Bank South, Atlanta, GA

Barrett and Associates; Atlanta, GA

Carter and Associates; Atlanta, GA

Cigna, Healthplan Inc.; Atlanta, GA

City of Winter Park; Winter Park, Fl

City of Atlanta

Cooper Carry Architects; Atlanta, GA

Dr. and Mrs. Jorge Figueredo; Atlanta, GA

Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island, NY

Home Depot, Atlanta, GA

Interstate North; Atlanta, GA

Jay Food Corporation; Plainfield, NJ

Dr. Gary Kaplan; Atlanta, GA

Kilpatrick and Cody Law Firm; Atlanta, GA

King and Spalding Law Firm; Atlanta, GA

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kortan; Atlanta, GA

David Leaderman and Ellen Brackup; Atlanta, GA

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lipsitz; Atlanta, GA

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Mannes; Atlanta, GA

Oliver White and Associates; Atlanta, GA

Pope and Land Enterprises; Atlanta, GA

Riveredge I (lobby); Atlanta, GA

Andre Schnabl; Atlanta, GA

Stevens and Wilkinson; Atlanta, GA

Sunkist Corporation, Atlanta, GA

Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters; Irvine, CA

University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL

University of Washington; Seattle, WI

King Shaw, The King Plow Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga.

John Whitehead, New York, NY

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN


 

SITE WORKS

 

2018

  • Line, of Work Furnace, Eisenguss zur Langen Nacht der Kunst in Gütersloh, Germany

 

2016

  • St. Mary River Furnace, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, April 19

2014

  • Meitheamh Transfer at Pedvāle, Pedvale Open Air Museum, Sabile, Latvia, June 23

2011

  • Bascom Furnace, The Bascom Art Center, Highlands, NC, Sept 10

2010

  • Palm Furnace, Caution Beach, Corpus Christi, TX, March 5

2007

  • Twig Furnace, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, Nov 3

2006

  • Willow Furnace, Ironbridge, England. April 8

2004

  • Towers, a collaborative performance installation with Josh Dow and the Iron Guild, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, May 7

  • Iron “X” at Sloss, a performance installation, Southern Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss National Monument, Birmingham, AL, April 9

2003

  • Birds Nest II, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Apr. 11

 

2001

  • Boundaries, over the Deskry Water at Clashnettie, Strathdon, Scotland, June 8

2000

  • Ox-Bow Furnace, Saugatuck, MI, July 13

1999

  • The Millennium Project, to throw iron into the universe, Portsoy, Bamfshire, Scotland, Dec. 31

1998

  • Running Iron, Homage to Goldsworthy in Grisedale Forest, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL, Sept. 26

  • Roughcut, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, March 13

1996

  • Foundry, King Plow Art Center, Atlanta performance, June 29, (Sculpture will become permanent in collection of King Plow)

1994

  • Slag Pit Platform, Second National Iron Conference, Sloss Furnace National Historic Landmark; Birmingham, AL night of April 26.

  • Ladylea Furnace, Glenbuchat, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

  • Iron X, installed at latitude 5714'27", longitude 303'24"

 

1990

  • Third Hill Works, Arts Exchange; Atlanta, GA

 

1988

  • Seattle Lights, University of Washington; Seattle, WA

  • Wall Works, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark; Birmingham, AL

 

1987

  • Snow Fence, University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

 

1983

  • Southern Lines, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

 

1982

  • Iron Alter-Line, Mills College, Oakdale, CA

  • Iron Bridge With Dry Stane Dyke, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland

 

1980

  • Foundation Cut/Line, High Museum of Art; Atlanta, GA

  • Tower Line, Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA

  • Ferrotrough, Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

  • Delta Run, Mississippi River Flood Plain; below Baton Rouge, LA

  • Center Line, Central City Park; Atlanta, GA

 

1979

  • Piedmont Crest, Piedmont Park; Atlanta, GA

PRINT CITATIONS / REVIEWS

 

On Exhibit: “The Masters Series Reunion,” Lisa Kurzner, The Atlanta Journal – Constitution, Section K, Arts and Books, p. 7, March 9, 2008

 

Masterful Art Livens City Gallery East, Lisa Kurzner, The Atlanta Journal – Constitution, Section K, Arts and Books, p. 9, March 2, 2008

 

Heavy Metal, performances hit the streets of Vail Village, The Vail Daily, Section B, pp. 3 – 4, January 18, 2008

 

Iron Man, Jim Jordan, Lexington Herald-Leader, City/Region, Section B, pp. 1 – 2, Lexington, KY, November 4, 2007

 

“Art in Freedom Park,” Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Living section F, May 5, 2005, p.1, p. 8

 

“Art Gone Wild,” Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, April 28 –May 4, 2005 issue, p. 47

 

“It’s All in the Process,” Felicia Feaster, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, March 10 – 16, 2005, p. 56

 

“Spiritual Iron Man, Sculptor embraces the Earth,” Catherine Fox, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Arts & Books section, February 27, 2005, L, p. 10

 

 “Just Too Classy too Sit In,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Catherine Fox, April 8, 2004, Access Atlanta Section, p. 32 

 

“ISC Postscript,” Sculpture Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 5, June 2003, p. 80

 

“Campus Sit – In,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Catherine Fox, Mar. 28, 2003, Q section, p. 6 

 

“Art Gives Iron a Workout,” U.S.1 (local weekly paper), Princeton, NJ, Pat Summers, April 10, 2002, pp. 30-31

 

“Red Hot, Iron Casting in the 21st Century,” Sculpture Magazine, Kathleen Whitney, Vol. 21, No. 3, April 2002, pp. 54 – 55.

 

“Building New Bridges in Pittsburgh,” Sculpture Magazine, Michele Mercadal, Vol. 20, No. 8, October 2001, p. 54, p. 56,  p. 57.

 

Fire in the Glen as Molten Metal Artists Forge Transatlantic Link, Alistar Beaton, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), News. p. 4, June 1, 2001

 

Iron is hot for Portsoy Hogmany event, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), News p. 3, December 2, 1999

 

Catapult team pulls fast one to get around ban, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), News, p. 3, December 31,1999
 

Banff and Buchan blasts off for 2000, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), Alastair Robertson, News. p. 4, October 17, 1999

 

Portsoy plans scaled down, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), News, p. 3, December 31,1999

 

Broken Catapult Sinks Big Show, The Daily Record, National Newspaper), p. 12, December 31, 1999

 

Iron age ceremony is all washed out as Portsoy catapult collapses, The Herald, (national newspaper), Craeme Smith, News, p. 7, December 31, 1999

 

Meltdown for fiery Iron Age display, The Scotsman, (national newspaper), Frank Urquhart, p. 9, December 31, 1999

 

Flying Start to Millennium, The Huntly Express, (regional newspaper), Nathaniel Anderson, Vol. No. 7064, December 31, 1999

 

Catapult collapse throws millennium plans awry, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), Duncan McKenzie, p. 1, December 30, 1999

 

Meldrum firm gives lift to millennium plans, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), December 11, 1999

 

Worldwide Coverage for town’s celebrations, Duncan McKenzie, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), News, p. 9, October 8, 1999

 

Catapult to beat the rules, The Evening Express (regional newspaper), October 18, 1999

 

New laws won’t affect fire arc, Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), p. 4, October 18, 1999 

 

Y2K flop: Hopes high for Highland fling dashed, Jeffry Scott, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, p. 1, December 30, 1999

 

This Sculpture Just Might Grow on You, Teri Maddox, Belleville News-Democrat, Lifestyle Section, p.1, Southwestern, IL, October, 1998

 

Spankin Hot, Molten Metal Madness with George Beasley, The Alestle, Vol. 51, No. 10, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, photos: Jill Stevens, September 1998

 

Big Art Taking Shape, Bill Yarbough Jr., Edwardsville (Il) Intelligencer, p. 1, p. 3, Edwardsville, IL, September 25
 

Foundry Show, March Highlights, Entertainment Guide, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, LA, p. 6, March 6, 1998

 

Maintaining the Olympic Ring, Sculpture Magazine, Patricia A. Kerlin, Vol. 17, Sec 3., p. 45, March, 1998

 

Student Artists Pour into UK, photos & Text, Lexington Herald-Ledger, Section C, p. 1, April 12, 1997

 

The Lost Gallery Catalogue, Aldachuie, Strathdon, Scotland, photo “George Beasley Pouring Iron” representing the Scottish Sculpture Workshop

 

Heavy Metal, Metropolitan, The Magazine of Georgia State University, Karly  Randolph-Pitman, Vol.1, No.2, Spring/Summer, 1997

 

The Arts Festival of Atlanta: Review: "Art in Odd Places": FairliePoplar District: The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Catherine Fox, 09101997 

 

Arts Festival of Atlanta: a Complete Schedule of Events and Performances: Ongoing: Changing Spaces; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Paula Crouch Thrasher; 08311997 

 

Olympic legacy: An effective vision of the future; The AtlantaJournal/Constitution,

Catherine Fox; 12221996 

 

The Arts Festival of Atlanta: Today's Events;  The Atlanta Journal/Constitution

09151997 

 

The Arts Festival of Atlanta; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution 09111997 

 

Arts Festival of Atlanta: Arts Festival Events: Ongoing; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, 09201997 

 

Preview: Urban Design Commission Awards of Excellence Ceremony Urban Design Awards: From art to parks; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution Catherine Fox; 05201997 

 

The Arts Festival of Atlanta; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution 09171997 

 

Around Town: VirginiaHighland looks to festival; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution Holly Crenshaw; 05151997 

 

Peach Buzz; The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Russ DeVault. Contributing: Kay Graves, Miriam; 06021997 

 

Olympic Legacy: An Effective Vision of the Future, {Historic Markers and Public Art,  The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Catherine Fox, Arts Section, P. K7, December 22, 1996.

 

SIUE Sculpture Exhibit Has 16 National Artists,  Paul A. Harris, St. Louis Post- Dispatch, (regional newspaper) January 11, 1996

 

Breaking The Mold, Donald Locke, Arts & Entertainment, Creative Loafing, Volume 24, Number 34, p. 22 & p. 95, January 13, 1996

 

Sculpture Magazine, Volume 15, Number 7, p. 72, September 1996 

 

Walking Tour The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Section H, p. 9, July 2, 1996

 

Atlanta Art In Bits and Pieces, Jerry Cullum, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Visual Arts, Weekend Review, p. 26 July, 26, 1996 

 

History Around The Corner, Catherine Fox, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Arts, Section L,  p. 1,  July 7, 1996

 

Art in Odd Places Found (where else) In Little Five Points, Paula Crouch Thrasher, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Leisure Section, p. 6, June 15, 1996

 

Lost And Foundry, David A Moore, Creative Loafing, p. 35, June 29, 1996

 

Artful Legacy, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Section E, August 6, 1996

 

Art In The Streets, Catherine Fox, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Atlanta Games Guide, Day 16, p. 37, August 3, 1996

 

Best of Atlanta, 1996 (Public Works of Art), Creative Loafing, Vol. 25, Nu. 22, October 19, 1996, p. 16

 

The Foundry As A Work Of Art, George Beasley’ Homage to A Historic Tradition, Sculpture Magazine, Jerry Cullum, Vol 15, No. 8, October 1996, pp. 28 - 31

 

Breaking the Mold, GSU/Sculpture, Creative Loafing, Arts & Entrainment, (local paper) Donald Locke, Vol. 24, No. 34, January 13,1996

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (regional newspaper) SIUE Sculpture Exhibit Has 16 National Artists, Paul A. Harris, January 11, 1996

 

The Piper (regional newspaper, Scotland), Jan 6, 1995. Bronze Caster's Work on Show, Lucy Gordon, article and photo, p. 13.

 

Strathfest 94 (catalogue), sponsored by the Upper Downside Community Trust, The 

Gordon District Council and Grampian Regional Council, Scotland, p. 6

 

Bronze Success on a Plate at Lumsden, Press & Journal (national newspaper), Saturday, June 25, 1994. Article and photo, Re: Bronze casting fellowship, Scottish Sculpture Workshop

 

George's New Iron Age, The Piper (regional newspaper, Scotland), Friday September, 1994

 

George Fires Up Dramatic Sculpture at Quarry, The Piper (regional newspaper, Scotland), Friday, August 26, 1994

 

Press & Journal (national newspaper, Scotland), Friday, August, 19, 1994. Article and photo. Re: Ladylea Furnace at Glenbuchat, Strathdon.

 

Meet the Artist, The Leopard (national magazine, Scotland) October 1994 article and photo, Sue Clapham, pp. 26 - 27.

 

Local News: Bronzing, Lumsden Community Newsletter (local newspaper, Scotland), November 1994, p. 5. article and photo

 

Art Work (national journal, Scotland), December, article and photos, p. 4. 

 

A Freshly Plowed Field, The Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Leisure weakly, review:  Jill Jorden, Sieder. May 1994

 

George Beasley: Fire and Iron, Art Papers (national journal), March/April, 1994; Vol.18, No.2 Jane Bickerton, Atlanta

 

Sculpture (national magazine), photo and review, Jerry Cullum. Vol.13, No.3, p. 71. May/June 1994.

 

S.C.L.C. (national magazine) "In This Cold Steel", article & photo, Vol. 23, No.3, p.18,   May/June 1994.

 

The Chronicle of Higher Education (national journal), Vol. XL, No. 38, p. 5, article & photo. May 25, 1994

 

Corporate Giving Goes Creative New York Times (national newspaper),  Paul Sweeney, article & photo (gun project). Section F, p. 6. May 15, 1994.

 

Hot Sculpture the Atlanta Journal/Constitution City Life Richard Gincel, article & photos. Section J, p. 1,  p. 9. August 11, 1994.

In This Cold Steel, There's a Message, The Atlanta Journal, Metro/Spective, photo & article. Section B2, p.1. May 6,1994.

 

Solon, Literary Arts Magazine (national publication) Dorah Rosen, Sept./Oct. 1994 Article & photos, pp. 16 - 17


 

BROADCAST MEDIA

 

Jan. 21, 2008 Artist George Beasley Stops by Fresh Tracks, interviewed by Eric Williams, Plum Vail, Channel 16, Vail CO

 

Feb. 28, 2003 Worldwide Web Broadcast “The Role of Iron in Contemporary Art,” New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM

 

June 9, 2001 BBC direct satellite broadcast to the 19th International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Oct. 19 - Jan 2000 The Millennium Project was the subject of numerous media interviews during this period.  An exact record was not kept because of the hectic nature of the project.  Interviews were aired on: BBC radio;      Channel 5, Glasgow; Grampian TV; syndicated on BBC television; CNN, America. 

 

May 3, 1993 WSB Channel 2, Evening News, SCLC guns into sculpture project 4

 

May 7, 1994 WSB Channel 2, Afternoon News, Special Report, "The Melting of Guns to Create Art"

 

Nov, 1993   Fire and Iron, produced by Kerry Parker, special about the production of a major work. CNN, "This week in Review,” International distribution,

   

Nov, 1993 Swords to Plowshares, CNN, furnace segment, produced by Mark Ogden


 

HONORS

 

2009 Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, Awarded Honorary membership, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 9 

 

2007 Awarded title of Regent’s Professor, University System of Georgia

 

2005 Phoenix Award, City of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, Mayor of Atlanta, Feb. 4, 2005

(For education and professionalism in sculpture)

 

2001 Elected to the Phi Beta Honor Society for International Scholars, Alpha Lamba Chapter, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 

 

1997 Award of Excellence, Atlanta Urban Design Commission, for public art, “The Five Points Monument,” City of Atlanta, GA, May 20, 1997

 

1996 Outstanding Sculptor Educator, 1st National Award to be given annually at the International Sculpture Center’s annual conference, Providence,  RI, June,

 

1983 Certificate of Appreciation, for dedicated service, Atlanta Urban Design Commission, City of Atlanta, GA, November, 18, 1983

 

1978 Award of Excellence, Atlanta Urban Design Commission, for leadership in the development of community arts programs, City of Atlanta, GA, April 6, 1078

 

1977 Certificate of Distinguished Service, Atlanta Urban Design Commission, City of Atlanta, GA, April 16, 1977


 

DIRECTORSHIPS

 

2018 - present Midsouth Sculpture Association, Member of board of directors

 

2003 - 2009 The Scottish Sculpture Workshop, a non-profit chartable foundation for the promotion and support of fine art, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Chair of International Committee. Member of Board of Directors

 

2001 - present Director, Mill of Noth Research Trust, a charitable Trust dedicated to the furtherance of educational research primarily in Aberdeenshire and elsewhere, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, established November 16, 2001

Scorpio Rising Workshop

Scorpio Rising Workshop, Happy Valley Farm, Farmington, Georgia, 1973

This furnace / event and workshop was one of the beginnings of studio iron casting in America