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Derek Reese Exhibition Continues through Dec. 8 Impact
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Derek Reese Exhibition Continues through Dec. 8

Dec 01, 2009

"New Work by Derek Reese" opened Dec. 1, in the Brooks Gallery of Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College main campus. 

Reese is an adjunct in the FSU Department of Art, teaching in the foundations area. For the spring 2010 semester, he will also teach the printmaking course.

Reese received his B.F.A. from West Virginia University in 2006 and his M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, College of the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, in 2009. While at OSU, Reese was active with the Student Printmaking Association and acted as artist's assistant to Carol Boram-Hayes, Urban Arts Space. In 2006, he was assistant printer at Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh, and in 2005, he was program manager for the Artlab at The Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. While at WVU, Reese was assistant printer to Carmon Colangelo in 2004 and John Hitchcock in 2003.

During his educational experiences, Reese received the Fergus Gilmore Materials Award in 2009 and a Materials Grant from Barry's Office Service and Art Supply in 2005-2006.

Reese's solo exhibitions include "Begged, Borrowed and Stolen" (2009 thesis show, Urban Art Space, Columbus, Ohio); "Shouting with Yawning Mouths" (2008, The Silver Image Gallery, Columbus, Ohio); and "Gunas And Cherry Soda" (2005, Blue Moose Gallery, Morgantown).

Among Reese's group exhibitions are the following: "From the Muddy Banks of the Monongahela" (2009, Mesaros Gallery, WVU, Morgantown); "Pulp Art: Works on Paper" (2008, The Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio); "Where is this (other) place?" (2008, Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, Ohio); "Printmaking Exhibition" (2007, Silver Image Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio); "Recent Work" (2006, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh); "Recent Work by Derek Reese, Pat Reese and Nicole Peters" (2005, Zen Clay Gallery, Morgantown); "Works on Paper" (2004, 123 Pleasant Street Gallery, Morgantown); and "The Elephant Market" (2004, Walnut Street Gallery, Morgantown). His work is in the West Virginia University Collection, Department of Art, Morgantown.

The exhibition runs through Dec. 8. Regular gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For special viewing arrangements, call or e-mail Curator Marian J. Hollinger at (304) 367-4300 or The James David Brooks Memorial Gallery is located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU and Pierpont main campus.