Research Presentations

The communication that supports and disseminates my research occurs at multiple sites. While the work exhibited in galleries communicates through its form, the collaborative community projects often take a different route to viewership. The collaborative events are experienced by community members who reside primarily in Ohio and Indiana (near MAKETANK Projects), but when these projects are eventually refined they are applied elsewhere and the events and sculptures connect with a national/global community. I have been fortunate to have opportunities to present these models and projects at professional conferences and to university students with the hope that my methodology can inspire similar practices in other communities.





Active-active: MAKETANK's Oxford Kinetics FestivalMid-America College Art Conference (MACAA), San Antonio, TX (delivered in October 2014)



Pandekagerdialogerne, Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Greensboro, NC 



Bottom-up: Artist initiated methods for the ideation and creation of public sculpture, International Sculpture Conference, Chicago, IL

Lots of little papers pinned to the wall: Mapping dialogical art as it happens, not as it once was, Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Durham, NC

Bottom-up: Artist initiated dialogical methods for ideation and creation of public sculpture, Mid-America College Art Conference (MACAA), Detroit, MI

Alternative Models for Public Art, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL



From Need and For Protest: Motivations for Urban Gardening, Society of Architectural Historians Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana (full paper on this site)

When is it worth it? (panel chair) Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Savannah, Georgia

Rod Northcutt: Recent Work, Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland



Rod Northcutt: Collaborative Sculpture, Sculpture Department, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia



Patching the Rift: Cultural-creative Approaches to Making-based Education, Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Mobile, Alabama



Making and Faking: Gestures of Resistance, College Art Association, Dallas, Texas

Crossing Over: Synthetic Approaches to Teaching (panel chair) Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), New Orleans, Louisiana,



Making and Faking: Industrial Distillation of the Crafted Mark, Southeastern College Art Conference, Charleston, West Virginia

Molyneaux’s Paradox, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) annual conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Visiting Artist: Recent Work, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Visiting Artist: Recent Sculpture (in conjunction with exhibition), South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana



3-D Fundamentals: Making-based Teaching, Tri-State Sculptors Annual Conference, Martinsville, Virginia

Inclusive Architectural Design: Success and Failure in Symbiosis, Southeast  Society for Architectural Historians (SESAH) Annual Conference, Auburn, Alabama

Form Follows Fabrication (In That Order), Mid-Atlantic College Art Association (MACAA) and Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Nashville, Tennessee