Résumé

Solo Exhibitions

2015  22″ X 22″, 1900 Park Creative Space, St Louis, Missouri

2012 22″ X 22″. Norfolk Arts Center. Norfolk, Nebraska

2011 James Bockelman: New Work, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska

2009 A Sidelong Glance, University of Nebraska Omaha Gallery, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Mapped Black, Nordstrom Gallery, Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska

2008 Satellite for Köln, Walker Art Gallery, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska

New Forms for New Spaces, Farnheim Gallery of Art, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa

2007 Sources and Territories, Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany

Projekt Köln: Recent Work by James Bockelman, Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

Chandeliers and Superficial Surfaces, Fred Simon Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

2005 Nebraska Now: James Bockelman, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska

2002 Works on Paper, Art Gallery Peru State College, Peru, Nebraska

2001 Sheldon Features: Installation and Recent Large Scale Drawings, Curated by Daniel Siedell, Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska

1993 Beyond Black and White, Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015  Bordering, Curated by Mariana Vieira and Jennifer Bockelman, Ironton Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Thomas Murray / James Bockelman / Kelli Tilton / Baleigh Kuhar, Circuitous Succession Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln, Curated by Karin Campbell, Joslyn Art Museum’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, and Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Joslyn Museum of Art, Omaha, Nebraska

These Referents Register: Recent Paintings by James Bockelman, Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska

Intentionality, Curated by Michela Bridger Hunt, Prescott Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Krause–Bock Mark Documentation, Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Seward, Nebraska

2014 Contributor, MEDICI Event, Eisentrager/Howard Gallery Richards Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln

AXIS Gallery, 9th National Juried Exhibition, Juried by Jenny Gheith, assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sacramento, California, August 2014

Works on Paper Benefit: Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, New York, June

MEDICI event. Eisentrager • Howard Gallery Richards Hall, University of Nebraska Lincoln, February

2013 deLUX Art Gala, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, Nebraska

2011 Faculty Art Exhibition, Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

2010 Faculty Art Exhibition, Wolfram Gallery, International Center LCMS, St Louis, Missouri

2009 Culture? Bethel University Art Gallery, Bethel University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008 Process: James Bockelman and Jaqueline Kluver, Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, Nebraska

Kunstoffice-ziell V – Dezember 2007. Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany

2007 State of the Art 2007: Nebraska Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowship Recipients,

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska

9th Annual Fine Art Auction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York, New York

Sheldon Connections, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

2006 James Bockelman and Mo Neal: Recent Work, LUX Center of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sioux City Art Center 60th Juried Exhibition, Juried by Valerie Cassel, Sioux City, Iowa

2005 Reductive Measures: Fontanna, Wolfram, Bockelman, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

Biannual Concordia Faculty Exhibition, Marxhausen Gallery of Art Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

2004 New New 2: Holiday Group Show, Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

New Directions III, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, Nebraska

Vis – Vis: Three Person Exhibition, Lo River Gallery, Beacon, New York

Two Person Exhibition, Hastings Art Gallery Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

All About Drawing, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

2003 RSVP/MONA: Contemporary Art Invitational, Curated, Josephine Martins, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska

Faculty Exhibition, Marxhausen Gallery of Art Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

2002 Fred Wells 23rd National Juried Exhibition, Elder Gallery Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

2001 Bockelman, Strand and Towater, Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, Nebraska

Faculty Exhibition, Marxhausen Gallery of Art Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

2000 On/Of Paper Juried Exhibition, Cloude Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado

1999 55th Sioux City Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa

Faculty Exhibition, Marxhausen Gallery of Art Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

1998 Fred Wells 22nd National Juried Exhibition, Elder Gallery Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

1997 The Ontological Form: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Richards Hall Gallery University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

Residencies

2013 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

1995, 1996 Artist in Residence, Evangelical Gymnazium Tisovek , Tisovec, Slovakia

 

Lectures, Readings, Workshops

2011 Best Practices for Integrating Art and Faith in Our Curriculum. Matter and Spirit: Art and Belief in A Digital Age. Biola University, La Mirada, California.

2010 Seeing is Believing: Art in the Worship, Liturgical Conference, Grace Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Nebraska.

2009 Banner Workshop, Topeka, Kansas

On Working with Museums, Visiting lecture, University of Nebraska – Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

A Sidelong Glance, Barbara Wilson Memorial Lecture, University of Nebraska–Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Consultant to Christ Lutheran Church, Norfolk, Nebraska

Contemporary Space in Church Architecture, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Holdrege, Nebraska

2008 The Transplendent Space, New York Center for Art and Media Study, New York, New York

A Satellite for Köln, Walker Art Gallery, University of Nebraska Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska

2007 Individual Artist Panel: Making Art in Nebraska, Sheldon Memorial Gallery of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska Art Teachers Association Spring Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska

2006 Slide Jam, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska

Moderator for Drawing Panel, Sheldon Memorial Gallery of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

2005 Nebraska Now artist presentation, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska

2003 Visiting lecture, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

2000 Texas Lutheran District Teacher’s Conference, Houston, Texas

1996 Central Lutheran Education Conference, St. Louis, Missouri

1995 Prairie Visions Institute, Lincoln, Nebraska

Iowa District West Youth Gathering, Sioux City, Iowa

1994 Artist in Residence Mt. Olive Lutheran School, Des Moines, Iowa

1992 Contemporary Music and Art, Florida District Teacher’s Conference, Orlando, Florida

 

Press

2015  These Referents Register: Recent Paintings by James Bockelman at Modern Arts Midtown, The Reader (http://www.thereader.com/story/these_referents_register)

2008 Dreaming of Köln, Brown, Rick, Bravo: Guide to Entertainment, The Kearney Hub, Jan 24,

2007 Sheldon Connections Expands Exhibit to Include More Artists,

Nebraskstatepaper.com, August 6, Templeton, Adam

2003 Catalogue – RSVP/MONA: Contemporary Art Invitational, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, Josephine Martins Curator

2002 Show Time: Annual Exhibition at NWU’s Elder Gallery Brings Diverse Work to Lincoln, Wolgamott, Kent, Lincoln Journal Star, April 4

2001 James Bockelman at the Sheldon: Pine Cones with Passion, Pagel, Anne, Nebraska Statepaper, August 31

Bockelman, Strand, Towater at Haydon: Elegance with an Edge, Pagel, Anne, Nebraska Statepaper, August 30

Here Today Gone Tomorrow: James Bockelman, Wolgamott, Kent, Lincoln Journal Star

1999 Sioux City Juried Exhibition Avoids Risks, Kyle MacMillan, Omaha World Herald, February

1994 Prairie Lights Showcase Not to Meet Its Goal, Kyle MacMillan, Omaha World Herald, Nov

Collage Techniques, Brommer, Gerald, Watson-Guptill Publisher

 

Awards

2015  The 1% for Art Committee selected James Bockelman’s painting Great Mullin, to be a part of the University of Kearney/University of Nebraska Medical Center collection at the new Health Science Education Building in Kearney, Nebraska

2007 Individual Artist Fellowship Merit Award, Nebraska Arts Council

2006 Visiting Artist, LUX Center Summer Residency, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sabbatical, Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, Nebraska

2003 Outstanding Teaching Award, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska

1998 Best of Show, 22nd Fred Wells National Juried Exhibition, Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University,

1989 Painting Installation, Richard H. Young Hospital Chapel, Kearney, Nebraska

 

Professional Membership

1996 – present College Art Association

1994–1997 National Art Education Association

1994–1997 Nebraska Art Educators Association

 

Gallery Affiliation

2011 Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, Nebraska

2005 – 2011 Modern Arts Midwest, Lincoln, Nebraska

2007–2008 Kunstoffice, Berlin, Germany

2004 – 2007 Lo River Gallery, Beacon, New York

1999 – 2004 Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

1998–2001 Percival Galleries, Des Moines, Iowa

 

Professional Experience

1993 – present Professor of Art, Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, Nebraska

2000 – present Curator, Marxhausen Gallery of Art, Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, Nebraska

1989 – 1992 Teacher, Director of Art, Redeemer Lutheran Church and School, Ontario, California

 

Education

1997 Master of Fine Arts, Painting and drawing, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska

1989 Bachelor of Science, Elementary education, Secondary education K-12 art, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska