Chad Whitaker

1325 Second Street

Enola, PA 17025

724.541.3916

whitakerstudios@gmail.com

whitakerstudios.com

 


EDUCATION

M.F.A. 2013              Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

 
2010                         International Exchange Program, Academy of Fine Art

                                 Zagreb, Croatia. Sculpture Department

B.F.A. 2006               Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA


                                 Areas of Specialization: Sculpture, Photography, Video, 

                                 Ceramics.


GRANTS

2011                         Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate School     

                                 Travel Grant

2009                         Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate School                  

                                 Research Grant        

                        

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009-2011                Graduate Assistant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2005-2006                Photography Color Darkroom Assistant, Kutztown

                                 University of Pennsylvania

2003-2005                Macintosh Computer Lab Assistant, Kutztown

                                 University of Pennsylvania

2001-2003                United States Army, Private First Class, Ft. Knox KY

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 
 Solo Exhibitions

 

2017                         In Dreams. 3rd Street Gallery

                                 Harrisburg, PA

 
2016                         The Containments, Zeroday Brewing

                                 Harrisburg PA


                                 The Dream Containments. Harmony Society

                                 Carlisle, PA

 
2015                         And Our Instincts Fell Right Out. Pop-Up Gallery

                                 Harrisburg, PA

 
2012                         Pavos Nocturnus, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

                                 Indiana, PA

 
2010                         Embark, Embrace, Destroy: Sculpture

                                 of Chad Whitaker, Artspace 105, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Group Exhibitions

 
2017                         Dark Rooms: A Group Tribute to David Lynch

                                 Metropolis Collective, Mechanicsburg, PA



                                 Yellow Fever. Art Association of Harrisburg

                                 Harrisburg, PA



 
                                 Route 22 Blues and Rock Festival

                                 Huntingdon, PA

 


                                 Salon of Small Works. New Arts Program

                                  Kutztown, PA

 


                                 89th Annual Juried Show. Art Association of Harrisburg

                                 Harrisburg, PA

 


                                 Metropolis Collective: A Wintery Mix

                                 Mechanicsburg, PA



                                 Figuratively Speaking. Art Association of Harrisburg

                                 Harrisburg, PA

 

                                

2016                         Fused Underground Group Show. Tattooed Mom

                                 Philadelphia, PA

 
                                 Small Sculptures. International Sculpture Conference

                                 Pittsburgh, PA

 

                                 Route 22 Blues and Rock Festival

                                 Huntingdon, PA

 

               

                                 Metropolis Collective: A Wintery Mix

                                 Mechanicsburg, PA

 

2015                         Route 22 Blues and Rock Festival

                                 Huntingdon, PA

 

 

2014                         Route 22 Blues and Rock Festival

                                 Huntingdon, PA

 

2013                         Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors Spring Group Show

                                 Pittsburgh, PA

 

2012                         Three Rivers Juried Visual Art Exhibition

 

                                 Pittsburgh, PA

   

                                 Recreation/Renewal/Rebirth; Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors

                                 Pittsburgh, PA

 

2011                          Academy of Fine Art Exchange Student show,

 

                                  Zagreb, Croatia

 

                                 Three Rivers Juried Visual Art Exhibition

 

                                 Pittsburgh, PA

 

                                 Catalyst, Bottle Works Art Center,  Johnstown, PA

 

                                 Emerging Artist 2011: Annual M.F.A. Juried

 

                           Exhibition University Museum, Indiana University, 

 

                           Indiana, PA

 

                                Catalyst, Johnstown, PA

 

2010                        Autoportret, Juried Self Portrait Show Academy of Fine

 

                                Art, Zagreb Croatia

 

                               GAGI; Green Art, Geek Art, Part of Penn Avenues’

                                                                                           

                               Unblurred, First Friday openings. Pittsburgh, PA

 

                                Emerging Artist 2010: Annual M.F.A. Juried 010

 

                          Exhibition University Museum, Indiana University, 

 

                          Indiana, PA

 

 

 2009                        Summer of Love, Art Dimensions, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 2008                        Spring Salon, Modern Formations, Pittsburgh, PA

 

                                 221 Flexed Art Show, Pittsburgh, PA

 

                                                                                                     

2006                      Kutztown University BFA Senior show, Kutztown

 

                             University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA

 

 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES

 

Sculpture- welding, aluminum casting, bronze casting, silicon casting, plaster mold-making, steel fabrication, wood fabrication, power tools Drills, drill press, table saw, circular saw, Jig saw, Miter saw, wood sanders, metal saws, electric grinders, air tools (hammer, paint sprayer, impact tools) various hand tools, studio maintenance

 

Photography- traditional black and white wet darkroom development and maintenance, color darkroom development and laitance, digital printing, Portrait Photography studio lighting, pinhole, large format, medium format, experimental techniques; Holga, Polaroid Transfers, Cross processing, Multiple exposures in camera, long exposure night photography, Toy Cameras, studio maintenance

 

Video- Advanced digital editing with Final Cut pro

 

Ceramics- Firing of gas kilns, electric kilns, electric clay mixers, studio maintenance

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

PHI KAPPA PHI- Honor Fraternity Indiana University of Pennsylvania Chapter, Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors