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EDUCATION

MFA, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, 1979
BFA, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, 1977
Associate of Art, Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN, 1974

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Emeritus Professor, Loyola University New Orleans 2012
Associate Professor, Visual Arts Dept., Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1990-2011
Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, July 1998
Acting Chair, Visual Arts Dept., Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1987 & 1990
Assistant Professor, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1987-1990
Assistant Professor-Extraordinary Faculty, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1983-1986
Part-time Instructor, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, 1981-82
Visiting Artist-Instructor, Newcomb Art Dept., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1979-81

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EXHIBITIONS (one-person)

"Focus Group," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA 2011
"HOLDING MY OWN," Arthur Roger Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
"STORM SONG VARIATIONS," Arthur Roger Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2009
"Think Tank," Arthur Roger Projects, New Orleans, LA, 2004
   ** Click here to see some photos >>
"Bobby Loves Bananas,"  Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, Alabama, 2003
"Concerto Academe" Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, 2002
"Recall" Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2000
"Hot-House, Subverse, and Recent Paintings," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1998
"Fish Farm Blues," Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, 1997
"Firewoods," Avallon, Georgetown, TN, 1995
"Babylon PI," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1994
"Better Homes, Better Gardens," Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY 1992
"Post Modern Pharming," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1991
Arthur Roger Gallery, New York, NY, 1991

"Flight School," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1988
"Aeronautics," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1987
"Your Land, My Land," Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, 1986
"Pontchartrain," Pyrotechnique Sculpture, UNO, New Orleans, LA, 1985
"Water Table," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1984
"Stockmarket," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1983
"Garden Party," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1982
"One Person Exhibit," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1981

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EXHIBITIONS (Group, Invitational, & Juried)

"LSU ART, PAST AND PRESENT," LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA 2010
"A Tribute to the Life and Art of Professor David Ledoux," Todd Art Gallery, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN. 2010
"PENCIL AND PAPER," Collins C. Diboll Gallery, Loyola University New Orleans, LA. 2008
"MADE IN NEW ORLEANS," Space 301, Mobile, AL. 2006
"Essential Oppositions," Carroll Gallery, Newcomb Art Department, New Orleans, LA, 2002
"Me, Myself, and I," GULF, and Alternative Art Space, Fairhope, AL, 2001
"Self Portraits," Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, 1995
"Louisiana Sculpture Biennial," Covington, LA, 1994
"100 Years of New Comb Ceramics," New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA, 1994 (catalog)
"15th Anniversary Group Exhibition," Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1993
"Annual Loyola Faculty Exhibition," Loyola Gallery Downtown, New Orleans, LA, 1993
"Sculpture Fellowship Exhibition", Southern Arts Foundation, Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 1992
"Project Artist," Art Park Lewiston, New York, 1990
"Black Meets Decker," 933 Window Works, Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, LA, 1989
"Selections," Fine Arts Gallery, UNO, New Orleans, LA, 1989
"National Ceramics Invitational," Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
"A Tribute to Excellence," Masar Museum, Monroe, LA (catalog)
"Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL (catalog)
"Southern Idiom: Three Views," Rucker, Frances, Ledoux, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS, 1988
"Road House," Sculpture Tour 1987-88, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1987 (catalog)
"Rucker, Pruett, Imes" Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, 1987

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RECORDINGS

"Play Wet," Mudman Records, WSR 104
"Daddy Tried," Mudman Records, WSR 105
"The John Clark Road Sessions,” Mudman Records. WSR101, 2002
"Love Bait,” Mudman Records, WSR102, 2006
"Recessive States,” Mudman Records, WSR 103, 2008
   *** click here to listen now! >>>

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LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

“Merging Word and Image,” Graduate Writing Conference, LSU, Baton Rouge, 2005
Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA, 2004
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, July 2003
Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, January 2002
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, July 1998
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, February 1998
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, March 1997
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Edgecomb, ME, July 1996
Nichols State University, Thibodeaux, LA, 1995
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1995
Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, 1994
"Beyond Clay," Panel Member, Southeastern College Art Conference, New Orleans, LA, 1994
Kentuck Museum Arts Festival, Judge's Lecture, Northport, AL, 1993
Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, 1993
"TEXAS CLAY II SYMPOSIUM," Panel Member, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 1993
SOUTHERN ARTS FEDERATION, Sculpture Fellowship Panel, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta GA, 1992
Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN, 1991
"POST-POP POST-MODERNISTS," Panel Member, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 1989
"RAKU," University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, 1989
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, 1988
Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN, 1988
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA 1988
University of Georgia, Fine Arts Department, Athens, GA, 1986

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SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Judge, “Annual Student Art Exhibition,” MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, 2009
Judge, “Bi-State Art Exhibition,” Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS, 2008

Judge, "Art With A Southern Drawl," University of Mobile, Mobile, AL, 2002 Judge, Contemporary Arts & Crafts, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, 1998
Juror, State of Mississippi Visual Artist Fellowship, 1995
Juror, State of Louisiana Visual Artist Grants and Fellowships, 1995 and 2009
Judge, Kentucky Museum Annual Arts Festival, Northport, AL, 1993
Juror, New Orleans Percent for the Arts, 1988
Juror, Southeast Interdisciplinary Fund, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, 1988
Juror, Art Guild Exhibition, Picayune, MS, 1984
Juror, Annual Exhibition, New Orleans Art Association, 1983

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PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLASTIC AWARDS

Sabbatical Leave, Loyola University New Orleans , Fall 2008
Artist Fellowship, State of Louisiana , Division of the Arts, 2005
Sabbatical leave, Fall 2001, Loyola University New Orleans
Sabbatical leave, Fall 1994, Loyola University New Orleans
Summer Research Grants, Loyola University, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1998
Recipient, SOUTHERN ARTS FEDERATION, Sculpture Fellowship, 1991-92
Artist Fellowship Grant Recipient, State of Louisiana, Division of the Arts, 1982

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PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

“Talking Art and Music,” Art New Orleans, Summer 2008
"Louisiana Artist" WWNO FM Conversation Series - Interview with Jacqueline Bishop, March 3, 2004 - Audio *** click to listen
"Art With a Smile," by Thomas B. Harrison, The Mobile Register, January 17,
2002
"By-The-Numbers, History Lessons,"  by Doug MacCash, The Times Picayune,
December 8, 2000
"Art, Mud, and Rock'n'Roll, by Angus Lind, The Times Picayune, May 19, 2000

"Three Strong Shows . . . ," by Chris Waddington, The Times Picayune, August 14th 1998
"Steve Rucker: Babyloni Pi," by Marian S. McLellan, Art Papers. Sept./Oct., 1994
"Burning with Creativity," by Bill Grady, The Times Picayune, Sept. 1994
"Big Easy Babylon," by D. Eric Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, March 1994
"Fellowships," Sculpture, March-April 1993
"Better Homes, Better Gardens," by Grace Glueck, The New York Observer, Dec. 14, 1992
"Boom in the Middle of Bust," by Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Nov. 15, 1991
"Post Modern Pharming," by Jesse Nash, New Orleans Art Review, Jan./Feb., 1990
"Installations: Art for the Thinking Man," by Roger Green, The Times Picayune, Dec. 1990
"The University of Tennessee Sculpture Tour," New Art Examiner, May, 1989
"Aeronautics," ARTnews, May, 1988

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