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Mr. Chuck Olson

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    Position: Director Springtime in Italy Program, Associate Professor

    Department: Fine Arts

    Office: Fine Arts Center 2012

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    814.472.3215

    About Chuck

    Education

    • 1981 The Tyler School of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
    • 1976 M.A. in Painting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
    • 1974 B.S. in Art Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
    • Teaching Experience
    • Art Exhibitions
    • Art Collections
    • Awards
    Teaching Experience
    • 1976 to present: Associate Professor of Art; Chairman of the Fine Arts Department, Saint Francis University Loretto, PA.
    Art Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    • Galleria Alphacentauri and La Citta di Parma, Parma, Italy 2005, 2006
    • Galleria Peters, Parma, Italy 2005
    • Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000
    • Clarion University Clarion, PA 1999
    • Volksbankm Frankfurt, Germany 1999
    • Deutsch Amerikanische Zentrum/James Byrnes Institute Stuttgart, Germany 1998
    • Galerie Lillebonne Nancy, France 1998
    • James Gallery Pittsburgh, PA 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006-
    • Farleigh Dickinson University New Jersey 1998
    • Gallery in the Square, Pittsburgh, PA 1996, 1997, 2000
    • 808 Penn Modern Pittsburgh, PA 1993, 1994
    • The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1995
    • Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1984, 1988, 1991
    • Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, New York 1986
    • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA 1988
    • Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA 1978, 1980, 1988, 1991
    • Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France 1986
    • Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1984, 1985, 1986
    • University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1986
    • Galerie Voltaire, Sens, France 1985
    • Kipp Gallery/University Museum, Indiana Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1994, 2001

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    • Raggazolla Estate 2005, Galleria Alphacentauri, Parma, Italy
    • 48th National Fall Open Exhibition, Southern Vermont Arts Center Janet Fish, Juror Manchester, Vermont 2004
    • “A Response to War” Invitational Exhibition, Foreland Street Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 2004
    • “Intuitive Abstract Painting” Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson University Wayne, New Jersey 2000
    • “15XXX”: New Art from Pittsburgh: The Myers School of Art; University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 2000
    • Olson/Bonello: In the Abstract: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Ligonier, Johnstown, and Altoona satellities January/August 2000
    • Selections Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 2000, 2001
    • 13 Artists/13 Drawings Allegheny College Meadville, PA 2000
    • New York, New York, New York: Beardmen, Matibe, and Olson Frankfurt Airport Gallery Frankfurt, Germany 1998
    • Collections Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1998-1999
    • The Pittsburgh Biennial Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA 1998
    • Summer Group Exhibition Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1995-2004
    • Selections from the Pittsburgh Biennial Clarion University, Clarion, PA 1998
    • Summer Invitational Gallery in the Square, Pittsburgh, PA 1996-1997
    • Gelerie Sepia Pont Aven, France 1994-1995
    • Abstraction: Olson, Battaglini, Wert, and Dropcho Gallery in the Square 1995
    • Binai, Enders, and Olson Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York City, New York 1995
    • American Abstraction: A New Decade The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997
    • New Directions 1993 Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York 1993
    • National Works on Paper Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland 1993
    • Abstraction Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1993
    • Winterlude Invitational Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1993
    • Art of the State William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA 1989, 1993
    • Educator’s Invitational Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1993
    • Pennsylvania’s Artist’s Invitational Anita Shapolsky Gallery at the Josiah White Center, Jim Thorpe, PA 1991
    • The Museum Gallery Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 1990-1994
    • Small Works Invitational The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1991-1995
    • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1978-1992
    • Osaka Triennial International Painting Exhibition Osaka, Japan 1990
    • Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, Delaware 1990
    • France/USA Traveling Exhibition various galleries and museums in Nancy, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Saint Die, Bar le Duc, and Pont a Mousson, France 1989-1991
    • Regional Invitational Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1990, 1976, 198, 1983, 1990
    • Winterlude Faculty Invitational Seton Hill College Greensburg, PA 1990
    • Group Show Gallery G, Pittsburgh, PA 1978-1993
    • Group Show Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1989-1994
    • Chuck Olson and Bernice D’Vorzon University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 1988
    • Inaugural Exhibition The Royce Gallery Miami, Florida 1988
    • Group Exhibitions The Andre Zarre Gallery New York City, New York 1984-1987
    • New Art from Pittsburgh Copley Society, Boston, Massachusetts 1987
    • Group Show Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France 1987
    • New Attitudes: Recent Pennsylvania Abstraction Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Loretto, PA 1986
    • Group Exhibitions Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1982-1986
    • Olson and Jensen Sanford Gallery Clarion University Clarion, PA 1986
    • Three Painters: Olson, Kelly Pickering Gallery G Pittsburgh, PA 1986
    • Associated Artists in Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland
    • AAP Invitational Exhibition Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA 1985
    • Alumni Invitation University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 1985
    • 10th Anniversary Exhibition Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, New York 1984
    • Five Painters on Paper Bruce gallery, Edinboro University Edinboro, PA 1984
    • Seven New Artists: Pittsburgh Today (Selected/organized by John Caldwell) Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA 1984
    • PAEA Artist/Educator Exhibition William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA 1984
    • Chuck Olson and Dohn Hedman SAMA: Johnstown Extension Johnstown, PA 1983
    • North Dakota National Drawing Exhibition University of North Dakota Grand Fork, North Dakota 1983
    • National Watermedia Exhibition Zaner Gallery Rochester, NY 1982
    • Night and Day The More Gallery Philadelphia, PA 1982
    • Springfield National Exhibition Springfield Museum Springfield, Massachusetts 1982
    • Three Rivers Arts Festival Pittsburgh, PA 1979, 1980, 1982
    • Annual Exhibition 280 Huntingdon Galleries Huntingdon, West Virginia 1981
    • 15th National Drawing Exhibition Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas 1981
    • Statements on the Picture Plane The Butcher and More Gallery Philadelphia, PA 1981
    • National Juried Painting Exhibition Butler Museum of American Art Youngstown, Ohio 1975
    Art Collections

    Museum and University Collections (selected)

    • Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art Pittsburgh, PA
    • Osaka Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Art Center Osaka, Japan
    • Charleston Museum of Art Charleston, West Virginia
    • Galerie Lillebonne, Nancy, France
    • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
    • Clarion University, Clarion, PA
    • Saint Francis College, Loretto, PA
    • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
    • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

    Corporate Collections (selected)

    • UPMC Corporation
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Corporation
    • Double Trees Hotel Corporation
    • Westinghouse Corporation
    • ALCOA
    • Oxford Development
    • PPG Industries
    • National Bank of the Commonwealth
    • McDonald’s Corporation
    • Price Waterhouse
    • Coopers and Lybrand
    • Hilton Hotel Corporation
    • Tokyo Marine
    • Gulf Oil Corporation
    • USX Corporation
    • Pittsburgh Public Schools
    • Hewlett Packard
    • PNC Corporation
    Awards
    • Listed in Who’s Who in American Art 1999-2000, 2004-2005
    • “Pittsburgh Magazine” and WQED-TV (PBS) Harry Schwalb Award of Excellence in Visual Arts 2001-2002
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Distinguished Alumni 2001
    • Distinguished Faculty Award Saint Francis Alumni Association 1996
    • Swatsworth Faculty Award Recipient Saint Francis University 2004
    • National Honor Society Distinguished Faculty Award Saint Francis University 2005