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wt stinson   


Western Kentucky University BA Art Education (1978 – 1983)

Florida State University MFA Studio Art (1985 – 1988)

Finalist, State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship (1989)

James Turrell (1989)

While living in Tallahassee, Stinson was recruited by the Florida State University to assist with an installation of artworks by renowned light artist James Turrell. Stinson recalls, “It was a pleasure working with Mr. Turrell. I assisted with the construction of his site-specific installations and designed and built the projector for his ‘dark piece.’ We shared quality time working together and discussed the difficulties of meeting exhibition deadlines regardless of how much time you have to install the artwork.”  

Finalist, Southern Arts Federation (NEA) Fellowship (1990)

Jacksonville Art Museum (1991)

While still living in Florida, Stinson’s artwork was selected as part of the Photons-Phonons-Electrons exhibit. This exhibit offered an overview of kinetic artwork produced during the last 70 years. The exhibit included works by earlier artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Jean Tingluey; in addition, several contemporary artists were represented such as Alice Aycock, Steve Berry, and Eric Orr. Stinson was the youngest artist to exhibit and the only Floridian.

Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship (1997)



selected solo exhibitions and installations:

2013               amalgam: Elizabethtown Community College, Elizabethtown, KY

2013               the open forms: Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY


         light, time, place: (Site-specific Installation & new work), 208 East Fourth Street,      

                         Russellville, KY  

2001                twin: (Installation), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 


1997                       light/dark: (Installation), Western Kentucky University 


1995                       gothic lights: Eclectic Electric Gallery, Atlanta, GA 


1994                      mozart’s lux aeterna: (Window Installation), The Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY 


1993                      w.t. stinson: The Omega Gallery, Carson- Newman College, Jefferson City, TN 


1989                       light pillars: (Site-specific Installation), The Window on Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL  

selected group exhibitions:

2015              high art: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2003               kentucky visions: Governor’s Manson, Frankfort, KY   

1998                      points of the compass: Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
                           (Curator: Allys Palidino-Craig)

1997              western kentucky  university faculty exhibition: University Art Gallery, Bowling Green, KY  

1993                      showcase 93: The Water Tower Galleries, Louisville, KY   

1993                       unnatural light: The Galleria, St. Petersburg, FL 

1992                   between boundaries: The Florida Craftsman Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL  
Claudia Sabin)

1992                color of light: The Brevard  Art Center & Museum, Melbourne, FL  
Dr. Amy Vigilante)   

1991                 the art of light: The Neon Company, Atlanta, GA
                            (Curator: Kimberly Smith)

1991                photons-phonons-electrons: Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL    
                      (Curator:  Bruce Dempsey) 

1991                light’n up: The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA 

1991                 meter-measure-modulation: The capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL 

1990                 armageddon: 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL



public collections:

1991          Light Modulator # 29, Florida State University, Tallahassee Florida (purchased                     with funds provided by Florida's Art in Public Places program)


1997         Al Smith Fellowship for Sculpture (Awarded by the State of Kentucky's Division                      of Cultural Affairs)

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