Tonia Matthews

Associate Professor, MFA Director, Printmaking Area Coordinator

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Center for the Arts, Room 3103 K
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Weekdays by appointment or by hours published on office door.

Education

MFA Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

BFA Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Areas of Expertise

Printmaking

Biography

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2015, 2013        Visiting Artist & Lecture, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

2014                   Presenter, Gravure to Polymer, “Robert Blackburn and the Modernist Movement in Prints”, University of Maryland,

                             David C. Driskell Center

2013                   Visiting Artist, Peacock Visual Arts, Centre for Contemporary Art, Aberdeen, Scotland

                             Visiting Artist & Lecture, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

                             Invited Artist, Awarded a Photogravure Workshop, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

2012                    Visiting Artist & Lecture, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

                             Print Exchange, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Art Department Gallery, Indiana, PA

2011                    Visiting Artist, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

2010                    Visiting Artist & Lecture, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

                             Juror, Student Art Exhibition, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

2009                    Portfolio Exchange, Dong Thap University, Caolanh, Vietnam (gift facilitated by the Towson University Provost’s Office)

Visiting Artist, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Visiting Artist, Indiana University, South Bend, IN

2008                     Artist Lecture, National Gallery of Art Docents Program, The Washington Printmakers Gallery,

Artist Lecture, Ways of Seeing, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD (available on www.youtube.com)

Juror, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Visiting Artist, Fine Art Program Review Committee, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

2008, 2007  Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2007      

Portfolio Exchange, Towson University presented to Seoul Campus & ChunAn Campus, Sangmyung, University, College of Art/College of Design, Korea

Visiting Artist, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Visiting Artist, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Visiting Artist, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

2006         

Portfolio Exchange, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland

Visiting Artist, Women Artists’ Forum, Pursuing Printmaking & Putting Your Work “Out There”, Baltimore, MD

2005, 1992   Visiting Artist, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland

AWARDS

1999     Adjuncts / Lecturer Recognition Award, Towson University, Baltimore, MD

 1998, 1997, 1990, 1989  Artist in Education Program Grant, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012     “2.5 Min. Ride,” Tennessee Tech University, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Cookeville, TN

2009-08 “Balance Act,” Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC

2005     “Girls Like Ice Cream,” Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland

2004     “Girls Like Ice Cream,” Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC

2003     “Works on Paper,” Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, DC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016  “EXPO 35”, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, NY

2015   

“International Juried Print Exhibition 2015”, New Grounds Printmaking Workshop & Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

“2015 National All Media Juried Exhibition”, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA

“East Portfolio”, Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA

“West Portfolio”, Fine Art Gallery, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA

“Mark on the Wall”, Greenly Art Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, Juror: Rosalind Richards and Chad Andrews, artist

“Flights of Fancy: Unexpected Works of Whimsy”, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL

“Art on Paper”, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, Juror: Michael O’Sullivan, Art and Film Critic, Washington Post

“Variations & Variables”, Pascal Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Comm. College, Arnold, MD,  Juror: Jonathan Thomas, Artist and Chair, MICA Printmaking Dept., Juror Choice Award

“16th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA

2014                          

“25th National Drawing & Print Exhibition”, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland

University, Baltimore MD Juror: Ann Shaffer, writer and book artist

“37th Harper College National Art Exhibition”, Harper College, Palatine, IL, Juror: Shaurya Kumar, artist

“Printed Image 5”, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS Juror: Tom Huck, artist

“Faculty Art Invitational 2014: Printmaking”, University of Maryland University College,

Adelphi, MD, Curated by Brian Young Curator: Art Program

“A Cause for Optimism”, YorkArts, York, PA Curator: Breon Gilleran, artist

2013

“International Print Show, Art at Wharepuke”, Northland New Zealand

Jurors: Friedhard Kiekeben, artist USA / Jimmy Pasakos, University of Ballarat Arts Academy, Australia /

Jo Gidden, artist NZ / Laura Widmer, artist Canada / Ian Rastrick, Director, Ian Rastrick Fine Art, UK

“Small Works / Big Ideas by Towson University, Department of Art + Design Faculty”, The Rouse

Company Foundation Gallery, Howard Community College, Laurel, MD

“International/National Juried Print Exhibition 2013”, New Grounds Printmaking Workshop & Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Jurors: Regina Held, Director of New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery & Yoshiko Shimano, Professor UNM

“Small Art, Big Impact”, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY Juror: Renee Phillips, Director

“Less Is More: Small Works”, The Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD, Jurors: Jack Rasmussen and Joann Moser

“24th National Drawing and Print Exhibition”, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of

Maryland University, Baltimore, MD, Juror: Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Purchase Award

“Black and White”, Palscal Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, Juror: Geogia Deal

“Art on Paper”, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD. Juror: Katherine Blood, Juror’s Choice Award

2013-2012  Traveling Portfolio Exhibition

- Wriston Art Gallery, Appleton, WI (2013)

- Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference, New Orleans, LA (2012)

- University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Lafayette, LA (2012)

- Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2012)

2012                          

2012 Faculty Exhibition Towson University, The Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson, Maryland

2011                          

“Small Wonders,” Maryland Federation of Art, Inc., Annapolis, MD Juror: Georgia Deal

“McNeese National Works on Paper,” McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA

Juror: Dan Cameron, Visual Arts Director of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center

2011, 10, 08, 07      

“Members Exhibition,” Washington Printmakers Gallery, Silver Spring, MD

2009                        

“Works by Washington Printmakers,” The Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD

“Hexchange, A Portfolio of Prints,” The Hexagon Space, Baltimore, MD

“A Visual Moveable Feast,” Montgomery College, Rockville, MD Curated by Percy North

2008                        

“Blossoms,” Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC

“The Printed Image 2, Washburn Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka KS Juror: Roger Shimonura

“The Printed Image 2,” Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS Juror: Roger Shimonura

“42nd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show 08,” Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, Juror: Danville Chadbourne, Artist

“Printmaking Invitational, featuring selected works by the Washington Printmakers Gallery,”

Salem Fine Arts Center Gallery, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC, Curated by Kimberly Varnadoe, Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director

“Tropicanbana,” Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, Curated by Maxine Gailber

“Delta National Small Prints Exhibition,” Arkansas State University, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, AR

Juror: Marjorie Devon, Director of Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

“Ways of Seeing,” Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD Curated by Kay Hwang

2007                        

“McNeese National Works on Paper,” McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA

Jurors: Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography, Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Washington Print Fair, Arlington, VA, Selected for Exhibition by Helen Frederick, founder and director of Pyramid Atlantic Contemporary Prints, Papers and Books

Gray’s School of Art (Scotland) Printmaking Dept. Portfolio Exhibit, Jewett Arts Center, Boston, MA

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Adam and Fredye Gross, Baltimore, MD

Barry Levinson, Director

ChunAn Campus, Sangmyung Univ, College of Art/College of Design, Korea

City National Bank, Baton Rouge, LA

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Dong Thap University, Caolanh, Vietnam

George Holbach, Baltimore, MD

Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, MD

Gwyn Davidson, Baltimore, MD

Indiana University Printmaking Department, Bloomington, IN

International Printing Museum, Carson, CA

John Miller, Sports Announcer for San Francisco Giants Football Team

Lorenz Reibling, President & CEO of Taurus Investment Group, Inc.,

Cambridge, MA

Louisiana State University Printmaking Department, Baton Rouge, LA

Mariellee Merrill, Washington, DC

National Institute of Health, Washington, DC

Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Seoul Campus, Sangmung University, College of Art/College of Design, Korea

The College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD

Towson University, Towson, MD

University of California Printmaking Department, Sacramento, CA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Prospectus Cover Design, “McNeese National Works on Paper,” McNeese Univ., Lake Charles, LA (2012, 2007)

Snyde, J., “Printmaking Today,” Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA.

Clarke, R. and Hartill, B., “Printmaking Handbook: Collagraphs and Mixed Media

Printmaking,” A&C Black London, pp 79-84.

Macleod, D., “Reading Between the Signs,” City Paper, Feb. 6, 2008.

Schuman, E., “Prints Charming: Historic Printmaking Techniques Dazzle New Generation,”

The Sun Paper, Apr. 15, 2007, Cover of Education Section.

Courses Taught

  • Spring: ART 3521 Painterly Printmaking
  • Spring: ART 715 MFA Studio I