Fiona Ross

Education

2001  
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1988  
M.S.T., Fordham University, New York, NY

1987  
B.A., English Literature, Fordham University, New York, NY

Select Solo Exhibitions

2012
Layers and Competition, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

2011
Trace of a Moving Point, Emerson, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia

2010
Walking the Parallels to Terminus, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

2008
Universal Reveries, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Thread in the Labyrinth, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Fiona Ross, ADA Gallery Richmond, VA

2007  
A Line is a Thing That Moves in Time, H&F Fine Arts, Mt. Rainer, MD

2006  
Material, Process and Meaning, Concord University, WV

2005
Mattering, Lora Robbins Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Fiona Ross, Robert Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA

2004  
Works in Ceramic, Doris Ulmann Gallery, Berea College, Berea, KY

2002  
New Sculptures, Cressman Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Cotermination, Clear Space, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001  
MFA Show, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA                                                                  

Select Group Exhibitions

2011
The Gift, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
Drawing Analogies, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
Virginia Artists 2011, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA

2010
Spirited Calligraphy, Earnest Welch Gallery, GSU, Atlanta, GA
Fiona Ross and Tanja Softic, Town Center, Capital One, Richmond VA

2009  
Seoul Art Festival, Seoul, Korea (catalogue)
Stimulus Plan, ADA Gallery, Richmond,VA
Preview: Walking the Parallels to Terminus, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008  
Committed, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Salon Selectives, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

2007  
Sparkling Fresh Art, New York, NY
Bethesda Painting Awards, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Artificium of Humanitas, Seoul Hae-tae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Artificium of Humanitas, Shang-Shang Gallery, Beijing, China
New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, Mid-Atlantic, #69
Radius 250, Art Space, Richmond, VA
Works on Paper, National, LBI Institute for Arts and Sciences, NK

2006  
Collection, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Artificium of Humanitas, Daegu Cultural Arts Center, Daegu, South Korea
From America, Museum of Modern Fine Arts, Minsk, Belarus
25th Annual Art Gala, Corcoran Museum, WPA/C, Washington, DC

2005
Mixed Bag, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Material Matters, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, Mid-Atlantic, #57
Select III, Corcoran Museum, WPA/C, Washington, D.C.
School’s Out!, Catonsville Gallery, CCBC, Baltimore, MD (NCECA)

2004
New Delhi 4, All India Gallery, New Delhi, India
Fiona Ross and Travis Townsend, FAB Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
Off Center, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Crafts National 38, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Amazing Clay, Too, Staunton Arts Center, Staunton, VA

2003
Summer Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Inner Landscapes, Astra Gallery, Richmond, VA
40th Annual Juried Exhibition, Rawls Museum of Art, Courtland, VA
Thumbnails and…, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002
Exposed: Self-Portraits, Artkrush.com, Internet Art Magazine
Matchbox/Shoebox, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA
Small Works, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA  

2001
Emerging Artists (catalog), Barn Gallery, M.T.S.U., Murfreesboro, TN
Porcelain, 2001, Esmay Fine Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Prevailing Winds, Young and Constantin Gallery, Wilmington, VT

2000
Rebecca Murtaugh and Fiona Ross, VCU Arts Atrium, Richmond, VA
Biennial 2000, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
Amazing Clay, Staunton Arts Center, Staunton, VA
Kata, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

1999
Tyros, SOTA Gallery, V.C.U. Richmond, VA
Family, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA
River of Fire (catalog), Longwood College, Farmville, VA

Collections

Republic Of Ireland
Capital One
Markel Corporation      
Wachovia Securities    

Fellowships and Awards

Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, International Fellowship, 2007
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, 2005-2006
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont, 2002
Virginia Commonwealth University, Scholarship, 1999-2001

Academic Appointments

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2002 to present- Adjunct Professor, Sculpture
Fall 2001- Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2002 – 2004 - Adjunct Professor, Department of Sculpture
2001 – 2002 - Adjunct Professor, Graduate Ceramics, MIS Program
2002 – 2005 - Adjunct Professor, Department of Craft, Ceramics

Prior Teaching Experience:  Grades K-5, 1988-1999, Public Schools in:
Mahopac, N.Y, Coopersburg, PA and Henrico County, VA

Bibliography

Books
Zakin, Richard.  Electric Kiln Ceramics.  Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2004
Zakin, Richard.  Ceramics: Mastering the Craft. Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2001

Exhibitions in Print
New American Paintings, May 2007, Mid-Atlantic Edition, #69, Boston, MA: Open Studios Press
New American Paintings, May 2005, Mid-Atlantic Edition, #57, Boston, Massachusetts: Open Studios Press

Magazines
Choi, Suk Jin, “Fiona Ross”, Korean Ceramic Art Monthly, The Monthly
      Magazine for Ceramics Co., LTD, April 2006, Volume 11, pp. 66-68.
      Illustrated.
Richardson, Charlotte. (2000, August) Clay Time. Eightyone Magazine

Newspapers
Marrano, Gene. (January 14, 2010). Artist creates a world of labyrinths at Hollins
      Museum exhibit. Roanoke Star Sentinal, Roanoke, VA
Allen, Mike. (January 3, 2010). A Labyrinthine aide in meditation, self-discovery.
Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA
Rousseau, Claudia. (January 23, 2008).  More obsessive art on offer in Bethesda.
  Gazette, Bethesda, MD.
Calos, Katherine. (September 23, 2007).  Creative Survival.
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA.
O’Sullivan, Michael. (June 15, 2007). In Painting Awards, Unexpected Outcomes.
Washington Post, Washington, DC.
Rousseau, Claudia.  (June 27, 2007).  Painting awards exhibit offers few
      highlights. Gazette, Bethesda, MD.
Choi, Suk Jin.  (2006, April).  Appreciation of American Ceramic Artists in
      America: Fiona Ross.  The Korea Times, Washington, DC
Netsky, Ron.  (2001, March 7) Mutant Forms Made of Clay. Rochester City
      News, Rochester, NY

Web Log (blog)
Chemaly, Souheil. Bethesda Art Blog, “All that I thought it was going to be
      and more”, January 2, 2008, http://scenesfrombethesda.blogspot.com

J.T. Kirkland.  Thinking About Art, Artists Interview Artist: Fiona Ross, 
      September 14, 2006,  http://thinkingaboutart.blogs.com/ 

Radio
Tim Bowring. Zero Hour, WRIR, Public Radio 97.3, Richmond VA, August 2010
Gene Marrano. StudioVA, WVTF, Public Radio, 89.1 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
      January 14, 2010
Kojo Nmandi. The Kojo Nmandi Show, WAMU, 88.5, American University,
      With Dr. Claudia Rousseau, Jeffrey Cudlin. Thursday, July 12, 2007.
Web link: http://dcartnews.blogspot.com/search/label/Kojo%20Nmandi

Papers
Ross, Fiona Donaghey and Ross, William T. Title: “The Jordan curve theorum is non-trivial”. 
      Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. Taylor and Francis Group, London, England.
      (Article accepted for publication 10/11. Publication date TBA)
Genoni, Mia Reinoso. Title: “Fiona Ross: Material, Process and Meaning”, part of
      session: “When is Technique Central to Meaning”, chaired by Janet Koplos
      and Bruce Metcalf. College Art Association.  Hilton Hotel, New York, NY. February 2007
Ross, Fiona Donaghey.  Title: “Neo-Plutonism”, part of session “Novel Processes in Ceramics”,
      chaired by Dr. Ron Loehman, Sandia Labs.  American Ceramics Society Conference,
      Oakland, CA. October 2003. 

I’ve always been interested in the way things grow, accumulate and change over time and I like to play with imitating and utilizing some natural processes while in my studio.  This new body of work, made of acrylic paint on polypropylene “paper”, features intuitive forms made with brilliant, translucent layers of color that layer and interact as the liquid slowly evaporates, leaving both my intentional markings and arrangements as well as natural formations of ripples and curves caused by the slow evaporation of the liquid.  This particular fascination with the effects of hydration and dehydration started with my ceramic sculptures and grew into my works of ink on paper in the form of figures, landscapes and labyrinths.  In these new works, the forms are born of an internal dialogue of intuitive responses to situations that develop in the process of their creation.