CORY

KNEDLER

ARTIST

CORY KNEDLER

Cory Knedler is an artist, educator and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of South Dakota.

 

He received his BFA from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas and his MFA from The University of South Dakota in Vermilion, SD. As a printmaker, his works have been exhibited in over 100 shows, including exhibits at the Mid-America Print Conference and the Brussels National Museum in Belgium.

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ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2002 - PRESENT

CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF ART

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

VERMILLION, SD

  • Serve as academic administrator and community voice representing the Department of Art in fiscal, promotional and public relations.  Promote growth and opportunities for students and faculty in teaching, research and service in the visual arts.  Report to the College of Fine Arts Dean.

  • Responsibilities include:  Develop Class Scheduling, Appoint Teaching Assignments, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate/Teaching Assistants, Evaluate Teaching, Curriculum Development, Collect and Update Syllabus, Manage/Evaluate Secretarial Performance, Undergraduate Student Affairs, Recruit and Retain Students/Faculty/Staff, Advise Students/Faculty, Record Keeping, Placement of Graduates, Coordinate Committee Assignments, Coordinate Student Art Associations, Maintain/Update Academic Policies and Standards, Departmental Publications, Alumni Publications, Annual Department Report, NASAD Reporting, Develop and Maintain Funding Resources, Develop and Maintain Academic Calendars, Recruit/Fund Visiting Artists and Scholars, Plan Faculty Meetings, Faculty Work Loads, Oversee University Accounting System and Departmental Budget, Department Space Allocation, Equipment Purchasing and Maintenance

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2002 - PRESENT

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

VERMILLION, SD

  • Art Education:  Teach all levels of K-12 Art Education and student field-based observations
  • Degree Project:  Portfolio, thesis and professional development for B.F.A. and MFA students
  • Art Internship: Instructor of record for all art-based internships
  • College Teaching Seminar: Higher education teaching seminar, required for MFA students
  • Idea Capstone Course: University of South Dakota core curriculum focused on the role of the arts in public settings
  • Gallery Management: Seminar study of theory and practices in art galleries and museums
  • History of World Art: Visual arts in historical and cultural developments of world civilization
  • First Year Seminar: Introduction to art careers, required for all freshman art majors

1998 - 2002

INSTRUCTOR

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE

SIOUX CITY, IA

  • Drawing
  • Artistic Experience
  • Elementary Art Methods
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Two-Dimensional Design I
  • Printmaking

1994 - 1995

ELEMENTARY ART RESOURCE TEACHER

OLATHE SCHOOL DISTRICT

OLATHE, KS

  • Duties included planning for daily lessons and experiences for student and classroom teacher growth in the art program, as a long term substitute.   Also, a committee member in writing the Olathe art curriculum outline and mission statements for grades prek-12.

GALLERY WORK EXPERIENCE

1998 - 2004

EXHIBITIONS & COLLECTIONS CURATOR

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERIES

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

VERMILLION, SD

  • Curated The Main Gallery, Oscar Howe Art Gallery and Gallery 110.
  • Duties include directing graduate assistantship staff in installation, presentation, lighting, framing and storage of permanent collections and monthly exhibitions.  Permanent collection consists of Japanese prints and artifacts, Northern Plains tribal arts, African sculptures and masks, Oceanic masks and artifacts, WPA era prints, and Contemporary regional art.  Collection valued at $2.5 million.

1998 - 2002

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/CURATOR

LEVITT AND EPPLY GALLERIES

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE

SIOUX CITY, IA

  • Curated Levitt Gallery and Epply Galleries.
  • Responsible for accession and installation rotation of exhibitions of the 1998 acquired permanent collection donated by Helen Levitt.  Approximately 300 prints, paintings and sculptures focused on figurative Mexican Art and Pop Era Printmaking.  Collection valued at $2 million.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009 - PRESENT

DIRECTOR

OSCAR HOWE SUMMER ART INSTITUTE

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

VERMILLION, SD

  • Oversee annual fundraising, staff and expenditures of the Art Institute for Native American high school students. Instruct participating Native American high school students in printmaking, drawing, painting and gallery presentation during a two-week institute in Native American art and culture.

2002 - PRESENT

ART COORDINATOR

SOUTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR'S/AMBASSADOR/S CAMP

  • Arrange all workshops for the two-week long camp for high school students.

2002 - 2010

FOUNDER

THE CENTER

VERMILLION, SD

  • Owner and Operator of a printmaking workshop, inviting artists to work autonomously in my studio.  Artists have access to the studios’ 4’ x 8’ etching and relief press, screen print and plate preparation facilities.
  • Visiting Artists include:

1998 - 2002

FOUNDER

CK FRAMING

VERMILLION, SD

  • Owner and operator of a fine arts framing and matting business.

WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS

MID-AMERICA PRINT CONFERENCE

INTEGRATIVE TEACHING INTERNATIONAL: THINK TANK

FOUNDATION IN ART: THEORY AND EDUCATION

Cape Girardeau, MO  2012

Lincoln, NE   2004

2012

2004

Savannah, GA

2013

Savannah, GA

2013

SOUTH DAKOTA

COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOLS OF ART AND DESIGN

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FACE AND ETHNICITY (NCORE)

 Dahl Art Center, Rapid City, SD

 Dakota State University, Madison, SD

 South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, SD

 Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

 Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

 Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

 Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Houston, TX

St. Louis, MO

Milwaukee, WI

Cincinnati, OH

Seattle, WA

Kansas City, KS

Philadelphia, PA

Tucson, AZ

2015

2013

2012

2009

2008

2007

2006

2015

2013

2012

2010

2008

2007

2005

2004

San Francisco, CA

Washington DC

San Francisco, CA

2016

2015

2003

ART IN HEALTH

Sanford Center, Sioux Falls, SD

2012

COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION

Chicago, IL

New York, NY

New York, NY

Chicago, IL

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

New York, NY

Boston, MA

2014

2013

2011

2010

2008

2007

2006

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON EDUCATION (ACE)

Washington DC

Attended the workshop, Chairing the Academic Department.  The workshop sessions covered: Conflict Management, Evaluating College Teaching and Stress Management, to name a few.

2005

UPPER MID-WEST CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

Minneapolis, MN

Workshop Participant.  Frame conservation and stylistic identification.

2003

2001

 

JOSSEY-BASS, DPT. CHAR LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE SEMINAR SERIES

The Most Important Things You Need to Know (and Do) as a Department Chair, Presented by Don Chu, California State University, San Marcos.

 

A Quick and Practical Guide to Managing Your Time and Stress, Presented by Christian Hansen, Eastern Washington University.

 

Best Practices in Effective Communication and Conflict Management, Presented by Walter Gmelch, University of San Francisco.

 

What Department Chairs Can Do to Foster Excellent Teaching, Presented by Mary Deane Sorcinelli, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

Best Practices in Budgeting, Resource Management, and Planning for Results, Presented by Don Chu, California State University, San Marcos.

2011

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

From the Dean’s Desk: Building a Blended Learning Program from the Ground Up.  Dr. Peter Jewesson, Dean of Qatar University, discussed beginning a program from the first generation.

2011

FRANS MASEREEL CENTER

Kasterlee, Belgium

Artist in Residence.  Worked autonomously in screenprint, lithography and intaglio processes beside eight other international artists.  Produced four edition prints accessioned into the collections in the Brussels National Museum.

 

1997

FROGMAN'S PRINT AND PAPER WORKSHOP

Department Coordinator since 2002.  Summer workshop consisting of print mediums and papermaking.

1997-2010

ART WORK

Knedler's works have been exhibited in over 100 shows, including exhibits at the Mid-America Print Conference and the Brussels National Museum in Belgium.

RESEARCH

Knedler is an artist, educator and the chair of the Department of Art at the University of South Dakota. His research has been presented at national and international conferences and exhibitions.

CONTACT

Contact Cory Knedler with questions and requests for lectures, presentations and summer workshops.

© 2017 CORY KNEDLER. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.