Rowland Ricketts III

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Education

2005

MFA, Fibers

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Technology Teaching Assistant

1993

BA, East-Asian Studies

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Japanese language, history, religions, art and achitecture

1991-92

Associated Kyoto Program

Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Study Abroad

Professional Experience

Present

Associate Professor, Textiles

Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Area Head, Textiles; Teaching all levels of textile courses; BFA, MFA Mentoring

2006-08

Visiting Assistant Professor, Textiles

Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Area Head, Textiles; Teaching all levels of textile courses; BFA Mentoring

2005-06

Artist in Residence, Textiles

Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

Arts outreach education in public schools; Arrowmont Gallery exhibit preparation

2003-05

Curatorial Assistant

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Involved in all aspects of artwork exhibition; Exhibit photography; Web and poster design

2000-03

Indigo Dyer / Farmer

Ricketts Indigo, Shimane, Japan

Making and exhibiting functional textiles; Indigo farming and processing

1998-99

Travel/Research

China, Laos, Thailand, Burma, India

Six-month travel to research textile traditions in Asia

1997-98

Apprentice

Furusho Indigo Dyeing Studio, Tokushima, Japan

Experienced all aspects of traditional Japanese indigo dyeing, emphasis on shibori

1996-97

Apprentice

Nii Indigo Farm, Tokushima, Japan

Experienced traditional Japanese indigo production from seed to dyestuff

Exhibits Solo

2014

Some of Its Parts

Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

2013

Keeping On

Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2012

Fields of Indigo

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

2012

I am Ai, We are Ai

Tokushima, Japan

2012 Japanese National Cultural Festival Project

2012

Seeing Time in Blue

Earlham College Art Gallery, Richmond, IN

2011

Rowland Ricketts

Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

LINEage, (with Anne Lindberg & Elizabeth Billings)

Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2010

Rowland RIcketts - Indigo

Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, IL

Past Present: The Indigo Work of Rowland Ricketts

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2009

immanent blue

New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

2006

Near and Far: Indigo Textiles of Rowland and Chinami Ricketts

Musée National de Préhistoire, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Dordogne, France

Walters State Community College, Morrisville, TN

2004

National Humanities Center, Research Park Triangle, NC (with Chinami Ricketts)

2003

Black Ships Meet Japan Blue

Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI

Konjo-Raisan

découvir galerie nokiha, Tokushima, Japan

2002

Wilds Gallery, Oda, Japan

Oku-Izumo Vineyard, Kisuki, Japan

Bura House Gallery, Oda, Japan

Ichibata Department Store Art Gallery, Matsue, Japan

2001

Ginza Motoji Wa-ori Kimono Boutique, Tokyo, Japan

Exhibits Group

2015

Crafted: Objects in Flux

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Supply and Demand

Superior Supply Building, Indianapolis, IN

Held from Beneath: Cultural Sustainability

Carnegie Center, New Albany, IN

2013

East and West: Asian Influences on Contemporary American Craft

Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, OH

The Art of Imaging

Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2012

Textiles Today - Redefining the Medium

Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

(national invitational)

Outside/Inside the Box

Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

(international juried exhibition as part of Fiber Philadelphia 2012)

Fashioning Traditions in Japan

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

At 20 - Arrowmont Resident Artists Exhibit

Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition

Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2011

Focus: Fiber 2011-12

Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH

(Dorothy Caldwell, juror)

Waveforms

Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

A Universe in One’s Palm: Tea Ceramics of Richard Milgrim

Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, IL

(7 Noren included in exhibition)

Shakerag Workshops Faculty Exhibition

Saint Andrew’s School Gallery, Sewanee, TN

2010

Art Miami

Douglas Dawson Gallery, Miami, FL

The Long Indelible Indigo Thread

Santa Fe Weaving Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

(invitational)

TheTriennial 2010: Faculty Artists from IU’s Hope School of Fine Arts

IU Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

Summer Faculty Exhibit

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2009

Essentially US

Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY

Fabricate 09

Malvern Artists Society, Malvern, Victoria, Australia

(invitational)

New Asian Textile Traditions

Arts of Pacific Asia Show, San Francisco, CA

StrikeOff | Alternative Textile Fair

JF & Son Storefront, New York, NY

Craft-ed!

Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL

Summer Faculty Exhibit

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2008

Blue

Textile Museum, Washington DC

Fiber Biennial (Invitational)

Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Weave and Resist

Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City, Tampa, FL

New Views, Re-Views

Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY

The FInal at 158 Franklin St.

Gallery Gen, New York, NY

2007

Blue & White

Gallery Gen, New York, NY

(Three person show curated by Yoshiko Wada)

Hothouse - Fiber at Cranbrook, 1970-2007

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Fiberart International 2007

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

The Clay Center, Charleston, WV

Mid-States Craft Exhibition

Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN

(Bruce Hoffman, juror)

Traversing Fibers

Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX

ndiana University Fine Arts Faculty Biennial

IU Art Museum, Bloomington, IN

Penland New Instructors Exhibition

Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

Mood Indigo

Jackson Artworks, Omaha, NE

2006

Fiber Biennial (Invitational)

Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

SOFA New York

Snyderman-Works Gallery, New York, NY

Traversing Fibers

El Centro College Art Gallery, Dallas, TX

ArtWorks

The Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI

Arrowmont Resident Artists

Finer Things Gallery, Nashville, TN

Resident Artists’ Annual Exhibit

Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN

Arrowmont Resident Artists

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

2005

SOFA Chicago

Snyderman-Works Gallery, Chicago, IL

MFA Summer Degree Show

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Made Here. MFA Graduate Degree Show

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Holy Sit!

Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI

New Directions

Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2004

Horizon Awards Exhibit as part of SOFA New York

New York, NY

New Fibers 2004

Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Rock Party, Cos Cob, CT

Cranbrook Fiber

Kingswood Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Adaptation

Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2002

National Artisans Exhibit

Kintetsu Department Store, Osaka, Japan

2001

Shimane Prefectural Art Exhibit

Shimane Museum of Modern Art, Shimane, Japan

2000

Shimane Prefectural Art Exhibit

Shimane Museum of Modern Art, Shimane, Japan

Reviews

ElizabethKramer

“IU Professor’s Award ‘Hasn’t Really Sunk in Yet’”

LouisvilleCourier-journal,December14,2012

ElizabethKramer

“Three American Artists Named USA Fellows”

Louisville Courier-journal, December 3, 2012.

Kenichi Harada

“American Dyeing to Show ‘Awa’ Indigo Art”

The Daily Yomiuri, p.11, November 30, 2012.

Live from the National Cultural Festival

NHK, October 28, 2012

Mei-chou

Tokushima Shinbun

p. 1, October 25, 2012

Good Morning Japan

NHK, October 21, 2012

Good Morning Shikoku

NHK, October 21, 2012

Yoshimi Kujime and Fumiko Takasaki

"Peering into an Illusionary Space"

Tokushima Shinbun, p. 26, October 21, 2012.

Tokushima NHK Evening News

NHK, October18, 2012

Yasuhiro Imagura and Naoko Takeichi

I am Ai, We are Ai. Awa Indigo Art Program

Geen, Fall, 2012

Introducing the Beauty of Awa Indigo - Art Program in Aizumi

Tokushima Shinbun, September 24, 2012

Tokushima NHK Evening News

NHK, August 31, 2012

Tokushima-i

NHK Tokushima, August 31, 2012

Kenji Seki

“Presenting Awa Indigo in the National Cultural Festival”

Asahi Shinbun (Tokushima Edition), June 13, 2012.

Mei-chou

Tokushima Shinbun, p. 1, August 16, 2012

“Experiencing the Fun and Beauty of Awa Indigo”

Mainichi Shinbun (Tokushima Edition), August 2, 2012.