Farrar Hood Cusomato

 

RESUME

 

EDUCATION

2006   MFA- Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

MS   - History of Art and Design Theory and Criticism, graduated with honors

1998   BA   - Fine Arts, University of the South, Sewanee, TN

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS                (*solo exhibitions; **two-person exhibitions)

2017   Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, New Arrivals

*Space 204, Department of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Frontier

2015   S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, The University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC, Drawing Discourse: 6th Annual

Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing

2014   The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville,TN, Department of Art faculty exhibition, On the Edges

2012   OZ Arts, Featured Artist, Nashville, TN

2009   *Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

*Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT

Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, Nashville, TN, Department of Art faculty exhibition

Space 204, Department of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, More Art, Less Filler II: The Faculty Selects

        Zeitgeist, at Terrazzo, Nashville, TN, Art in Open Spaces

2008   **Edward Carlos Gallery, Sewanee, TN

        Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, KY.7 Biennial

        Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN, Dialogues I 2008, painting series

2005   *Spike Gallery, New York, NY, Somnolence

2004   *Pratt Institute West Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Thesis Exhibition

Vener Gallery, San Francisco, CA

        Spike Gallery, New York, NY, Reality Check    

        Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

        Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Grand Group Show

2001   NorDys Gallery, Birmingham, AL, Grand Opening

2000   Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN, Winter Showing

1999   Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN, Introductions III: New Artists Series

1997   The Parthenon, Nashville, TN, Tennessee All-State Exhibition, juried group exhibition

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Bank of Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Moats Enterprises, Nashville, TN

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-Present   Senior Lecturer, Department of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Drawing & Composition I & II, Painting I & II, Life Drawing I

2011- 2012   Visiting Lecturer, Department of Art, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Drawing & Composition I, Painting I, Life Drawing I

2009- 2011   Adjunct Instructor, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, Nashville, TN, Drawing I

2009- 2011    Instructor, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, Nashville, TN, Community Education Department, Drawing I, Figure Drawing

2009   Instructor, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, Nashville, TN, Community Education Department, Pre-College Program, Drawing, Painting

1999   Instructor, Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN, "Celebrating Academic Potential" Summer Arts Program

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2009   Snow College, Ephraim, UT, Fine Arts Department

 Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN, Fine Arts Program: instructor, Carol Lea-Mord

2008   University of the South, Sewanee, TN, Senior Seminar: instructor, Greg Pond

2006-2007   Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Undergraduate Drawing III: instructor, Tomaso Puliafito

2000   Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN, Senior Fine Arts: instructor, Carol Lea-Mord

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2012   Visiting Artist - Senior Thesis Consultation, Vanderbilt University, Department of Art, Nashville, TN

2006   Research Assistant, Brand X Editions, Ltd., Printmaking Studio

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017   Nashville Arts Magazine, March 2017, pp. 66-69

2009   Nashville Arts Magazine, September 2009, pp. 34-37

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through loose narrative imagery, I investigate the notion of balancing multiple worlds of experience while navigating time and temporality. Fabric, quilts, or other traditional crafted artworks with elements of pattern and design are often used as subjects and coalesce with the natural elements to symbolize a psychological state, awareness, or femininity. Many of my recent paintings present a figure or animals in a naturalistic setting. For me the natural world symbolizes a bridge between physical reality and a parallel spiritual world that is always present, but most often exists beyond the visible. These naturalistic subjects serve to present this personal spiritual foundation, but also reflect the cyclical aspects of growth, transition and upheaval, and eventual evolution presented by the life experience.