Jean Grosser
  • selected shows & exhibitions
  • education
  • college teaching
  • collections, honors & awards
  • related arts experience
  • travel
  • selected shows & exhibitions

  • 2008
  • Sacred Spaces, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
  • 2007
  • Red State Blues, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Speaking Volumes/Transforming Hate, Holter Museum, Helena, MT (and traveling exhibition)
  • 2006
  • Found Objects/Found Friendship, Exhibition with Pearl Fryar, Bishopville Opera House, SC
  • 33rd Annual Faculty Exhibition/Cecelia Coker Bell Gallery, Coker College, Hartsville, SC
  • 2005
  • Amnesty Project/Sculpture by Jean Grosser, Louisiana College, Pineville, LA
  • 2004
  • Identity • Gesture/Nextwave Art Exhibit/Sumter, SC
  • Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spiritual Life/Charleston, SC/Travels to Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY
  • 2003
  • Sculpture by Jean Grosser/Lipscomb Gallery, S.C. Governor’s School for Arts, Greenville, SC
  • 2002
  • Exposición Exterior/La Galeria, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, MEXICO
  • U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program/Ambassador’s Residence, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
  • Women’s National Art Invitational/Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • 2001
  • Triennial 2001/The South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
  • 2000
  • 100 Years/100 Artists/SC State Museum Invitational, Columbia, SC
  • Sculpture by Jean Grosser/Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
  • 1999
  • Letters/Sculpture by Jean Grosser/Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
  • 1998
  • Material Objects/Nationsbank Plaza, Columbia, SC
  • Pleas for Amnesty/Wankelman Gallery, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH
  • 1997
  • Works by Jean Grosser/Rogers Gallery, Berea College, Berea, KY
  • Pleas for Amnesty/Traveling exhibition sponsored by The Maitland Art Center, FL
  • 1996
  • Making/Sharing/Seeing: Art That Teaches and Heals Winthrop University Galleries, Rock Hill, SC
  • 1995
  • Recent Sculpture/Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
  • Altars of Conscience/Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
  • Amnesty/The Forum, Dana College, Blair, NE
  • For Prisoners of Conscience/University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
  • 1994
  • Recent Sculpture/Meteor Gallery, Columbia, SC
  • Detained/First Union Gallery, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC
  • 4th Annual Human Rights Exhibit/Unitarian Universalist Society, Daytona Beach, FL
  • 1992
  • Contentious and Precious/Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
  • South Carolina Expressions/The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia SC
  • 1992-93
  • Fellowship Winners/Meteor Gallery, Columbia, SC
  • 1991
  • South Carolina: Contemporary Images/Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
  • Artista Vista/Vista Studios, Columbia, SC
  • 1990
  • Mint Museum Biennial/Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
  • Selections from the State Art Collection/Gibbes Gallery, Charleston, SC
  • New American Talent/Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX. (plus Traveling Exhibition)
  • 1989
  • Under Wraps/Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
  • State Art Collection Retrospective/SC State Museum, Columbia, SC
  • 1988
  • Jeune Peinture/Grand Palais, Paris, FRANCE
  • New American Art/Institute for Contemporary Art, London, ENGLAND
  • South Carolina Arts Commission Invitational/I.P. Stanback Museum, Orangeburg, SC
  • New World Action/Raw Space Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1987
  • Modern Life... As Usual/Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
  • 1985
  • Annual Exhibition/Members Gallery, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
  • Celebration of Excellence/Elaine Starkman Gallery, NY, NY
  • 1984
  • Sculpture Invitational/The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
  • Sculpture/Nationwide Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • Totems/Elaine Starkman Gallery, NY, NY
  • 1983
  • Triple Helix/Gallery for the Visual Arts, Lancaster, OH
  • Sculpture at Penn's Landing/Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, 14
  • Women Artists/Gallery One, Columbus, OH

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    education

  • 1981-1983
  • MFA Sculpture, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • 1979-1981
  • BFA Sculpture, Alfred State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
  • 1972-1976
  • BA History, Magna Cum Laude, Barnard College, Columbia University, NY, NY

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    college teaching

  • 1985-Present
  • Department Chair, Professor of Art, Coker College, Hartsville, SC
  • Sculpture, Drawing, Basic Design, Ceramics, World Art Seminar, Art History, Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art in New York (Travel Course)
  • 1996-97
  • Co-Director, Coker College Semester Abroad, Trujillo, SPAIN
  • Art and Architecture of Spain, Drawing, Art Appreciation

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    collections, honors & awards

  • 2008
  • Coker College Sabbatical Research Grant
  • 2002
  • Coker College Permanent Collection
  • Work featured on cover of Artifacts, S.C. Arts Commission Bulletin (October-November issue)
  • Annual Projects Grant—Human Rights in Southern Mexico/S.C. Arts Commission
  • 1992
  • Individual Artist’s Fellowship/S.C. Arts Commission
  • 1991
  • Finalist/Southern Arts Federation-National Endowment for the Arts, Regional Fellowships in Sculpture
  • 1990
  • Merit Award/Mint Museum Biennial, Charlotte, NC (Juror: Bruce Guenther, Chief Curator/Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL)
  • 1988
  • Coker College Professional Development Grant/Travel to Paris to install work at Grand Palais
  • Coker College Professional Development Grant/Travel to London to install work at the Institute for Contemporary Art
  • South Carolina State Collection/"Smoking By Pregnant Women" purchased by the South Carolina Arts Commission

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    related arts experience

  • 2001
  • Guest Lecturer on Renaissance Art/Coker College Italian Tour
  • 1994
  • State Museum, Columbia, SC/"Politics of Perception," Panel Participant
  • 1992
  • S.C. Arts Commission/Artists in Education Review Panel
  • 1990
  • Museum of York County, Rock Hill, SC/Juror: Student Art Competition
  • 1985
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts/Mini Panel Review of Artist's applications, Artists in Education Program
  • Ohio Arts Council/Grants Award Panel, Artists in Education Program
  • 1984
  • Toledo Board of Education/Grant Writing Workshop, Artists in the Schools
  • Ohio Arts Council/Presentation on Artists in Education Program, Annual Policy Meeting
  • Ohio Arts Council/Artists Interviews, Artists in Education Program
  • Ohio Arts Council/Grants Award Panel, Artists in Education Program

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    travel

  • 2005
  • San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, MEXICO
  • 2002
  • San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, MEXICO
  • 2001
  • Florence, Venice, Orvieto, Rome, Pompeii, ITALY; San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, MEXICO
  • 1997
  • Trujillo, Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Segovia, Toledo, Madrid, SPAIN
  • 1995
  • Trujillo, Madrid, SPAIN
  • 1988
  • Paris, FRANCE; London, ENGLAND
  • 1986
  • London, ENGLAND
  • 1985
  • London, ENGLAND; Florence, ITALY; Monteraux, Paris, Amien, Nice, FRANCE

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jean grosser

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Coker College - Art Department
300 East College Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550

jgrosser@coker.edu
phone: 843.383.8150