Born

Louisville Kentucky 1982

Education

2012 - Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
2011 - M.F.A. Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2005 - B.F.A. University of Louisville, Kentucky

Artist in Residence

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2018 & 2015
MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, 2016
Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY 2016
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, 2015
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2014
Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Washington DC, 2014
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 2013
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine 2012
서울시 창작공간 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, Korea 2012

Solo Exhibition

2016 Cinco Etapas del Duelo: Reflections

Bodley Bullock House, Junior League of Lexington, Lexington, KY

2015 Cinco Etapas del Duelo; A Cuban Project

Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville Photo Biennale, Louisville Ky

2014 Tooth & Nail

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, Ca

2010 The Inherent Pull

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, Pa

2009 Neither Here Nor There

Zephyr Gallery, Louisville Ky

2008 Can you hear me yes I can hear you

Swanson Reed Contemporary, Louisville, Ky

2007 One Step Back

930 Mary Art Center, Louisville, Ky

Select Group Exhibitions/ Screenings


2017

Intimate View, Garner Center, New England School of Photography, Boston MA
Biennial 29, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
Faculty Series: Vol.1, Bolivar Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY
Personals, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture New York Space, NYC
Demographically Speaking, Curated by Daniel Pfalzgraf, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2016

Supermarket 2016, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
Screening, Lexington Film League Showcase: James R Southard, Lexington 21C Museum Hotel, Lexington KY 2016
Hole History Show, Asymmetrick Arts, Rockland Maine
Inaugural Exhibition, 21C Museum Hotel, Lexington KY

2015

Kingston Sculpture Biennial, Kingston NY
MWSPE Invitational, Cressman Center for the Visual Arts, Louisville KY
6th International Videoart Festival of Camagüey, Camagüey, Cuba
Archive Exhibition, Louden House, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY
Cinema Killed the Video Star, PUBLIC Contemporary Art Space, Louisville KY

2014

SkowheganPERFORMS, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
Transformations, Cur: Jeffrey Skinner & Laura Skinner, Pyro Gallery, Louisville KY

2013

Screening, 5th International Videoart Festival of Camagüey, Camagüey, Cuba
This house is just like your house: Works from Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Screening, Maine Int'l. Film Festival, Waterville Me
Louisville Visual Arts Association 2013 Photo Biennial, Louisville, Ky
Friend-Field, Collaboration w/ Felipe Castelblanco, Sprout Grant, Bloomfield & Garfield, Pittsburgh Pa

2012

서울시 창작공간 Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, South Korea
Making it: Now! Hite Gallery, University of Louisville, Louisville Ky
Screening, The Drift, Allegany River, Pittsburgh Pa

2011

Participant in BYOB Venezia, Internet Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice Italy
Chain Letter: Boston, Samsøn, Boston, Ma
Screening, Two-Minute Film Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Pa
New Insight Exhibition, Art Chicago, Chicago IL
Up Down Up Down, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh Pa

2010

Hel·Pitts·Sinki·Burgh Collaboration, Galleria Fafa, Finnish Academy of Art, Helsinki Finland
BYOB, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh Pa
Moscow International Biennale For Young Art "Qui Vive?", Moscow, Russia
Art Scouts, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington Va
Paducah Photo 2010, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah Ky
Quite in the Land?, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh Pa
Rehearse, Rewind, Repeat, Ohio University Seigfred Gallery, Athens, Oh

2009

Infinity, UnSmoke Artspace, Braddock Pa
Athens Video Art Festival, City of Athens, Greece
Pittsburgh Billboard Arts, The city of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pa

2008

Recycled, Snack Art Institute, Louisville Ky
Imagine Art Auction, St. Francis School, Louisville Ky
New Members Exhibition, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville Ky

2007 & Earlier

Masters Mystery Art Show, Florida International University, Miami, Fl
LexArt: Photography: What Now?, Louden House, Lexington, Ky
A Collection of Memory, Rererato Gallery, Portland Or
Body Anxious, Cressman Center, Louisville, Ky
Dig, The Ground Floor, Louisville, Ky
Screening, Cultivate Beauty Exhibition, Can’t Dance Film Festival, Louisville, Ky
Tarcography Exhibition, Transit Authority of River City, Louisville, Ky

Teaching/Lecture/Panelist

Full Time Lecturer, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 2014 - Present
Visiting Lecture, School for the Creative Performing Arts, Lexington, Ky 2017
Visual Arts Fellowship Jury, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT 2016 & 2017
Judge, 4th & 5th Annual Young Artists Competition, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 2016 & 2017
Curator & Teacher, Dreamwork, Collaboration between A-S 385 Digital Methods course, DanceBlue & UK Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Lexington KY 2017
Screening & Lecture, Lexington Film League Showcase: James R Southard, Lexington 21C Museum Hotel, Lexington KY 2016
Visiting Lecture, Sheridan Artists' Guild, Sheridan WY 2016
Southeastern Regional Liaison, Fellows Executive Committee, MacDowell Colony, NYC 2014
Adjunct Professor, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Ky, Fall 2013
Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa, Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
Adjunct Professor, Hite Art Institute at University of Louisville, Louisville Ky 2011
Adjunct Professor, Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, Louisville Ky 2011
Scholarship Panel; Photography, Scholastic Art Award, Louisville Metor Region, Louisville KY 2015
VisitingClass Critic, Photography Dept, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Oh, 2013
Independent Study Advisor, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University,Pittsburgh Pa, Spring 2013
Visiting Lecturer, A Residency's Influence, Kentucky School of Art, Louisville, KY 2014
Visiting Class Lecturer, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 2014
Visiting Class Lecturer, Pace University-New York City, NYC 2014
Visiting Lecturer, Osher Lifelong Learning Inst @ Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pa 2012
Visiting Lecturer, Tooth & Nail, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea 2012
Visiting Lecturer, Tooth & Nail, Kaywon School of Art & Design, Anyang, Korea, 2012
Visiting Lecturer, Tooth & Nail, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, Korea 2012
Visiting Lecturer, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland PA 2011
Judge, St. James' Art Scholarship Committee, Louisville Ky 2011
Instructor, CFAC, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville Ky 2011
Instructor, 2D: Imaging Photography Seminars, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 2011
Pre-college Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 2010
Teaching Assistant, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA 2008-2011
Photography Instructor, Kentucky Youth Associates, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville KY 2008
Photo Editor, Bejeezus Magazine, Louisville KY 2007-2008

Bibliography

Featured Artist, Oxford American, Winter Issue, Conway AR 2017
Contributing Writer, Southern Artist on NYC and what could have been; Bulletin #10, Droste Effect Magazine, NYC 2017
Featured Artist, Wotisart Magazine, United Kingdom October 2017
Featured Artist, A5 Magazine, United Kingdom, June 2017
Featured Artist, Average Art Magazine, What is Art? United Kingdom, Dec 2016
Contributing Photographer, Art Basel is Decadent and Depraved, Bitter Southerner, Online Publication, Atlanta, GA 2017
Sited, Rödén, Ida. “Artist Residency – none are alike” Art Magazine Volume, www.volym.info, Stockholm, Sweden. Vintage 13 2015
Program Manager’s Pick, March Snapshots: Photography’s Shifting Landscape, Divya Rao Heffley, Programe Manager, Hillman Photo Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art Blog. Apr 2nd 2015
Southard, James. "PARTY" make8elievemag, www.make8elieve.com, Ohio & Switzerland March issue 2014
Tripolett, Jo Anne. "Behind the Scenes: Photographer JRS lets us in on his process" Leo Weekly Journal. Jan 1st 2014 Louisville KY
Pabis, Ania & Southard, James. "People will laugh". EIN Magazine, Fall 2013 Issue, Berlin, Germany 2013
NPR Radio Interview on young professionals and college debt, Essential Pittsburgh, 90.5WESA, May 10th 2013
"News at Noon" TV interview, WHAS11, Louisville Ky, Oct 4th 2013
ArtxFM Radio Interview on Studio Practices, LVAA PUBLIC Radio Show, ArtxFM online radio, Oct 4th 2013
Playpanopticon, Monthly Art Magazine, Seoul, South Korea, Apr 2012
Contributing Writer, The PAPER, Louisville KY May 2012
Reaves, Kelly. “Kelly’s Artropolis Picks.” GapersBlock.com, Chicago Illinois, 29th April 2011
Shaw, Kurt. "Review - Exhibits at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, a collection of viewpoints." Pittsburgh Tribune, 2nd June 2010

Thomas, Mary. "Art Reviews: Exhibit creates cool spot to explore at Center for the Arts." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2nd June 2010
People-Watching, Courier Journal, Louisville Ky Dec 28 2007
Photographer, Weird Kentucky” Sterling Publishing, New York, New York 2008
Heilenman, Diane. "Body Anxious: Critic's Pick" Courier Journal, Louisville Ky July 22nd 2007
Southard, James. (Photo Essay), "Birthplace of a Kentucky Original". Bejeezus Magazine, Louisville, Ky, Aug 2007
WDC Photoshop Challenge, What Digital Camera Magazine, Haywards Heath, England, June 2007
Profile: James R. Southard, Velocity Weekly, Louisville, Ky March 2007
Tarcography, Leo Weekly Magazine, Louisville, Kentucky, April 2005

Awards, Collections & Honors

VSC / Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, Johnson, VT 2018
Artist’s Retreat Invitational, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, Pine Mountain, KY 2017
Travel Grant, Great Meadows Foundation, KY 2016 & 2017
Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Councel, KY 2016
Collection, The Museum of Photography, Hanmi Tower, South Korea
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York NY 2015
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT 2015
Denbo Fellowship, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Washington DC 2014
Merit Award, 2013 LVAA Photo Biennial, Juror: Henry Horenstein, Louisville, Kentucky
Leon Levy Foundation Grant 2013
Sprout Grant, Friend-Field Collab Project with Felipe Castelblanco, Pittsburgh Pa 2013
Kentucky Arts Council Individual Artist Professional Development Grant 2010
CMU Graduate Assistant Scholarship, Pittsburgh PA 2008 - 2010
Featured Artist, Myartspace.com, Palo Alto, California, 2008, 2010 & 2011
SPE Mid-Atlantic Conference Scholarship S.P.E.M.A. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, 2008
Merit Award, LexArt League, Lexington Kentucky, 2007
WDC Photoshop Challenge, What Digital Camera Magazine, Haywards Heath, England, 2007
General Paint Scholarship Fund, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado, 2007
William Randolf Hearst Endowed Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado 2006
Artists Workshops: Len Jenshel 2006, David Hilliard 2007, Phyllis Bramson 2008, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado
Film Makers Lab Scholarship, Louisville, Kentucky, 2005
Best Cinematography Award, Can’t Dance Film Festival, 2005
Mood-Altering Award, Can’t Dance Film Festival, 2005


James Robert Southard
Member, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
www.jamesrsouthard.com

 

Support for recent projects:

Foundation for Contemporary Art

University of Kentucky &

Kentucky Arts Council