Fiona Ross


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

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

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

Select Solo Exhibitions
Complement of Closure, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

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

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

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

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

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

Material, Process and Meaning, Concord University, WV

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

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

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

MFA Show, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA                                                                  

Select Group Exhibitions

Shaped Polarities: Allan Rosenbaum and Fiona Ross, The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Scorch, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

Time On Our Hands, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown University, PA
Haze, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Next, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

What’s Inside, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
Concerning Line, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Forms of Suggestion, Chroma Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Treasures from the Vault, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Petici, Mircea. Best Writing on Mathematics. Princeton University Press, 2014.
Dewald, Matthew, “Line of Inquiry”, University of Richmond Magazine, Spring/Summer 2014

Dalla Villa Adams, Amanda. (August 20, 2013). Seasonal Visit. Style Weekly, Richmond, VA

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
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
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)

Rousseau, Claudia. (January 23, 2008).  More obsessive art on offer in Bethesda.Gazette, Bethesda, MD.
Chemaly, Souheil. Bethesda Art Blog, “All that I thought it was going to be and more”, January 2, 2008,

New American Paintings, May 2007, Mid-Atlantic Edition, #69, Boston, MA: Open Studios Press
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.
Kojo Nmandi. The Kojo Nmandi Show, WAMU, 88.5, American University, With Dr. Claudia Rousseau, Jeffrey Cudlin. Thursday, July 12, 2007. Web link:
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

Choi, Suk Jin, “Fiona Ross”, Korean Ceramic Art Monthly, The MonthlyMagazine for Ceramics Co., LTD, April 2006, Volume 11, pp. 66-68.Illustrated.
Choi, Suk Jin.  (2006, April).  Appreciation of American Ceramic Artists in America: Fiona Ross. 
J.T. Kirkland.  Thinking About Art, Artists Interview Artist: Fiona Ross, September 14, 2006, 

New American Paintings, May 2005, Mid-Atlantic Edition, #57, Boston, Massachusetts: Open Studios Press

Zakin, Richard.  Electric Kiln Ceramics.  Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2004

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. 

Zakin, Richard.  Ceramics: Mastering the Craft. Wisconsin: Krause Publications
The Korea Times, Washington, DC Netsky, Ron.  (2001, March 7) Mutant Forms Made of Clay. Rochester City News, Rochester, NY

Richardson, Charlotte. (2000, August) Clay Time. Eightyone Magazine

Fiona Ross’s new paintings and drawings take advantage of the translucent quality of the paper, to create abstract forms and figures in black and white and brilliant colors that feature the interplay of deliberate markings with evaporation lines. Some paintings are layered to create the illusion of three-dimensionality, or painted on the back to intensify colors.

Through her work she aims to create a feeling of stillness, awareness, weight and space.