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Greg Shelnutt lives in Clemson, South Carolina where he is a Professor and serves as the Chair of the Department of Art at Clemson University. From June 2000-2011, he was a member of the Visual Arts faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts teaching sculpture. In 2005, he was appointed Director of the Visual Arts Program at UNCSA, serving in that capacity through May 2011. From 1988 to May of 2000, he taught sculpture at the University of Mississippi, also teaching for the University of Georgia's Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, in 1991.
In 1992 he was a Visiting Artist at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. He has had residencies at the Community Council for the Arts in Kinston, North Carolina, the Association for Visual Artists in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the New York Mills Arts Retreat in New York Mills, Minnesota, and most recently at 121 View Street, La Trobe University's Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo, Australia. Grants supporting these residencies have come from the Jerome Foundation (1994), Mississippi Arts Commission (1994), the Arts Council of Winston-Salem Forsyth County (2003), and the Surdna Foundation in New York (2008). Through the support of a Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts' 2009 BREATHE project award, Greg traveled with fellow UNCSA faculty member from the School of Drama, Kelley Maxner, to Houston, Texas and New Bern, Alabama to study Project Row Houses and the Rural Studio. He has recently received a Mellon Grant to study at the Penland School of Crafts in the summer of 2011.
His work has been exhibited in over 350 solo, invitational and group exhibitions, in galleries and museums such as: Art in General, New York, New York; Berlin Kunsproject, Berlin, Germany; C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, Ohio; Color Elephante, Valencia, Spain; COMUS Gallery in Portland, Oregon; Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina; Conemara Conservancy, Plano, Texas; Delta Axis, Memphis, Tennessee; Downey Museum of Art, Downey, California; Durham Art Guild, Durham, North Carolina; Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona; Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, North Carolina; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey; Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee; John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington; Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi; Ministry of Finance Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi; National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee; New York Arts Gallery, New York, New York; Palazzo Casalli, Cortona, Italy; Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida; Redux, Charleston, South Carolina; SECCA, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; SODARCO, Montreal, Canada; Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, Maryland; Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichung, Taiwan; Three Rivers Arts Festival, PPG Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Washington University Medical Campus, St. Louis, Missouri; and the William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon, Virginia, to list but a few.