Ron Mills - Professor of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking
Miller Fine Arts Center 106
Education: 1976, MFA, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California 1973, BA, University of California, College of Creative Studies, Santa Barbara, California
Painting, drawing, printmaking, art theory, mural painting, Central American ethno-aesthetic research, Latin American studies
GALLERY REPRESENTATION Janice Griffin Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA Galerï¿½a Indigo, Oaxaca City and Valle de Bravo, Mexico Klaus Steinmetz Arte Contemporï¿½neo, San Josï¿½, Costa Rica TEACHING EXPERIENCE SINCE 1980 1980? Professor of Studio Art, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR. Duties include curricular responsibility for painting, drawing, figure, printmaking, and capstone courses, as well as chairman of the art department, and directing the Cuernavaca and later the Oaxaca, Mexico semester program spring 2001, 2004 and 2006. 2001 Artist in Residence, University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico, Escuela de Artes Visuales, La Tallera de David Alfaro Siquieros, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. 1994 Artist/Professor in Residence, University of Costa Rica, San Josï¿½, to teach mural design. 1987 Artist/Professor in Residence, University of Costa Rica, San Josï¿½, to design a lithography and teach a special workshop in stone lithography in association with CREAGRAF, a program of the Organization of American States (OAS). SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS, MURALS AND PERFORMANCES SINCE 2000 2007 Escuela de Artes Integradas, Santa Ana, Costa Rica (projected) 2007 Miller Fine Arts Center, Linfield College, McMinnville: Vignettes: Drawings and paintings in grisaille (exhibit and performance) 2006 Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon. (paintings, drawings, performance) 2006 Mayordomo Arte Contemporï¿½neo, Oaxaca City, Mexico 2005 Arte de Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mexico 2005 Linfield College Fine Art Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon, Between the Nagual and the Muse. 2003 Museo de Arte Indï¿½gena, Centro Neotrï¿½pico Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica (photos, video) 2002 Galarï¿½a Kandinsky, San Josï¿½, Costa Rica 2002 Miller Fine Art Center Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. Drawings from the mural Ehï¿½catl- Quetzalcoatl 2001 Torre Universitarï¿½a, Universidad Autï¿½noma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Mural and related drawings and paintings: The Ascent of the Plumed Heart; A 21st Century Interpretation of the Mythology of Ehï¿½catl-Quetzalcoatl. 2000 Museo Nacional, San Josï¿½, Costa Rica (August-December) photography and video. Part of a larger ethnographic exhibit of the Mills-Acevedo collection entitled Arte Chamanica de los Pueblos Indigenas Costarricenses SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS SINCE 2000 2007 Janice Griffin Gallery, Portland, Oregon 2006 Galerï¿½a Indigo, Oaxaca, Mexico and Valle de Bravo, Mexico (paintings) 2005 Lewis and Clark College Gallery, Taking Liberties; Power, Change and Expression 2003 Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, Oregon. Paintings. Husband/Wife, Painter/Painter 2003 Broderick Gallery, Portland, Oregon, drawings 2003 Tallera de David Alfaro Siquieros, Cuernavaca, Mexico 2003 Bush Barn Art Gallery, Salem, Oregon (paintings) 2002 Broderick Gallery, Portland, Oregon (paintings) 2002 NUART, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2001 Broderick Gallery, Portland, Oregon, paintings 2001 Millar Fine Art Center, Linfield College, Inaugural Faculty Exhibit 2000 Taylor and Sons Fine Art, Washington D.C., Masterworks 2000 Broderick Gallery, Portland, Oregon, paintings SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS 2004 Linfield College Edith Green Distinguished Professorship 1996 Oregon Council for the Humanities Research Grant: Alternative Models of Art and Artists Abstracted from the Cabï¿½car of Central America. A study of the ulï¿½ balsa healing cane and related imagery. 1994-95 Senior Fulbright Research Award Central American Regional: Concepts of Art Among Indigenous Peoples of Central America. 1987-88 Senior Fulbright Research Lecture/Research Award in Costa Rica to create a new lithographic print studio and develop an ethnographic mural. 1987 Citï¿½ International des Artes, Paris, France, a grant through the Sokol Foundation 1986 Artist in Residence, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica. Artist in Residence, Instituto Allende, San Miguel Allende, Mexico. 1987, 04 Linfield College Faculty Development Grant for the production and exhibition of a series of etchings at Instituto Allende in San Miguel Allende, Mexico 1986 Tinker and Northwest Area Foundation Faculty Development Grant for teaching and work as an artist-in-residence at the University of Costa Rica.