Education

2000                Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

 

2000                MFA New Mexico State University

                                                            Painting, Landscape Studies Minor

 

1993                BFA State University of New York, College at New Paltz

                                                            Painting

 

1989                School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

                                                            Foundation Program

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions 

2013            Nearer Than Eden, Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Providence College, Providence, RI (with artist Roberta Shapiro)

2012            Intimate Distance, Bing Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA (Solo)

2011            Seven Paintings, No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY (Solo)

2007           Vis×it, Locust Grove - Samuel F.B. Morse Historic Site, Poughkeepsie, NY (Solo)

2001           The New Mexico Paintings, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY (Solo)

1999           The Visible and the Visual, Corbett Center Gallery, Las Cruces, NM (with artist Frank Rimbach)

 

Group Exhibitions 

2015            Arcadia: On the Contemporary Pastoral, Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA (Steve Locke, curator)

                    Artists on Site, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

                    39X17, La Galleria, LaMaMa, New York, NY 

 

2014            Rising Waters 2.0, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

                    Zine! Zine!, Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY

           

2013            Land Ho!, Virginia Commonwealth University Fine Arts Gallery, Richmond, VA (Ridley Howard, curator)

                    Farm to Table, Barter Town (Trading Post XI: The Magic Feathers), Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (Heather Hart, curator)

 

2012            Sativum ? Sativum, Barter Town (Trading Post X: Tomorrow-morrow Land), Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (Heather Hart, curator)

                    GO!, Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

                    Inspired Colleagues, Gallery 61, NYIT, NY, NY (Jennifer Mitchell, curator)

 

2011            Grey Matter, The Painting Center, New York, NY (Matthew Farina and Rachael Wren, jurors and curators) (catalog)

                    Black & White, Gallery 61, NYIT, New York, NY (Jennifer Mitchell, curator)

                    Chain Mail, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

                    Winter, Gallery 61, NYIT, New York, NY (Jennifer Mitchell, curator)

 

2007            Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (Ellen Miller, Johnnie Winona Ross, and Judith Stein, jurors) (catalog)

                    Cuchifritos Benefit Exhibition, Sarah Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY

                    Site Of, a site-specific work, Queens, NY and LTDweb.org (Jonathan Santos, curator)

 

2003           Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME (Lois Dodd, Harry Philbrick, and Mary Ryan, jurors)

 

2001            EAF Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY   

                    Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY                                                                                   

                    Landscapes: Real and Imagined, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY

 

2000           New American Paintings: The MFA Annual, Open Studio Press (Klaus Kertess, juror)              

                    Scene/Unseen, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico State University, Portales, NM (William T. Wiley, juror)

                    Bowery Gallery Annual Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, New York , NY (Joan Snyder, juror)        

                    M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

1999           Contemporary Painting, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT (Andrew Forge, juror)

                    Brave New World, McCray Gallery, Western New Mexico State University, Silver City,NM

                    The Exchange, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ

                    En Plain Air, Desert Crossing Gallery, El Paso, TX             

 

Residencies, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

2009           Resident, The Mac Dowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (January 7 - 21)

                    Fellow, Future Leadership Program, National Arts Strategies, Washington, DC                                                      

                    Resident, Weir Farm Art Center, Weir Farm NHS, Wilton, CT (May 18 - June 14)

2007           ResidentThe Mac Dowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (July 10 - August 10)

2006           Grant, For The Record, Beacon, NY

2003-04     Resident, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY (September-July)

2001           Grant, Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY

2000           Grant, Stobart Foundation Artist FellowshipStobart FoundationBeverly, MA                                                      

                    Scholarship, Rulon-Miller Scholarship Fund, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1999           Scholarship, El Paso Community Foundation

 

Presentations, Lectures and Critiques

2015           Presentation, Varieties of Nature Experience - a Monoblogue, Presenting at 17, New York, NY, July 26

2014           Graduate Critique, MFA Seminar, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, April 30

2013           Undergraduate Critique, Providence College, Providence, RI, March 21

2012           Gallery Talk, Bing Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA, January 12

2011           Gallery Talk, No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, December 3        

2010           Graduate Critique, MFA Seminar, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, April 20

2009           Presentation, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT, June 10

2001           Presentation, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, March 14

2000           LectureThe City as Wilderness in Early 20th Century Painting, Art and Environment seminar, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Spring term

 

Academic Appointments

2014-Present     Faculty, Landscape Into Art and Landscape and Meaning

                              Art New England, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Bennington, VT

 

2005-2014       Adjunct Faculty, Drawing and Visualization

                              School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY 

 

2005-2014       Director, 3D Fabrication Laboratory

                              School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY

 

2005-2006       Sculpture Associate

                              Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, East Madison, ME   

 

2001-2003       Dean

                              Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, East Madison, ME

 

2000                 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Painting and Drawing II, Spring 2000

                              New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

1999                 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Painting and Drawing I, Fall 1999, Drawing I, Spring 1999

                             New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

1998                 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Painting, Fall 1998

                             New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

1997-98           Gallery Assistant, University Art Gallery,

                             New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

Teachable Skills

                          Oil, acrylic, and mixed media painting, life drawing, plein air painting, color theory, 2D design,

                             Photoshop, 3D Digital Fabrication, site specific and environmental installation.

 

Professional Service

2012            Panelist, Weir Farm NP Long Range Interpretive Planning Conference, Wilton CT

2011            Juror, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

                    Trail Renovation Crew, New York New Jersey Trail Conference, Bronx, NY

                    Litter Removal Crew, Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn, NY

2008           Juror, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY

2000           Landscape Designer, Habitat For Humanity, Las Cruces, NM

1999           Member, Art Acquisitions Committee, University Art Gallery, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

                    President, Art Graduate Student Organization, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM

1993-94      Gallery Intern, Foster-Peet Gallery, New York, NY

 

Consultancies

2009           Program Consultant, Weir Farm National Historic Site Artist in Residence Program, Wilton CT          

 

Exhibitions Curated 

2009           Reaganography, No Globe Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY, November 8 - December 6

 

Publications as Author 

"Mound: a Land Journal," (blog) September 30, 2007 - Present

 

Bibliography

Shana Dumont Garr, "See it Before it's Gone-Arcadia: Thoughts on the Contemporary Pastoral," (review) Big Red & Shiny, September 17, 2015

                        http://bigredandshiny.org/20556/see-it-before-its-gone-arcadia-thoughts-on-the-contemporary-pastoral/

Cate McQuaid, "Painter Locke Focuses Tension Between Natural World and Culture," (review) Boston Globe, Boston, MA, August 18, 2015

                        https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2015/08/18/galler/wiuaJfyIcHUumE86497sFO/story.html

Cate McQuaid, exhibition announcement with image, Boston Globe, Boston, MA, July 8, 2015

                        https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2015/07/08/week-ahead-arts/3qGjU72jAiw9syVmER0qJO/story.html

Steve Locke, "One Question," Art and Everything Thereafter, (blog), January 2014

                        http://artandeverythingafter.com/one-question-frank-meuschke/

Marie Viljoen, "Smellable Edibles: South Fork Garlic," Edible Booklyn, July 8. 2013

                        http://www.ediblebrooklyn.com/2013/07/08/smellable-edibles-south-fork-garlic/

Mary Bakija, exhibition announcement, Windsor Terrace-Kensington Patch, November 6, 2011

                        http://patch.com/new-york/windsorterrace/art-show-by-frank-meuschke-opens-tonight

Mike Sorgatz, "Grey Matter at the Painting Center," Art in New York City, June 22, 2011

                        http://www.artinnewyorkcity.com/2011/06/22/grey-matter-at-the-painting-center/

Elissa Gootman, "Prospect Park Condom Crew Picks Up After Others Cavort," New York Times,    May 31, 2011

                        http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/prospect-park-condom-crew-picks-up-after-others-cavort/

Joy Wang, "Last Chance Foods", WNYC.org, May 27, 2011

                        http://www.wnyc.org/story/137216-last-chance-foods-pea-shoots-pea-scores/

Marie Viljoen, "Signs in Grey", 66 Square Feet (Plus), (blog), October 27, 2010

                        http://66squarefeet.blogspot.com/2010/10/signs-in-grey.html

Kevin Regan, "The US President That Just Won't Go Away," (review) Hyperallergic, November 11, 2009

                        http://hyperallergic.com/1014/reaganography

Kate Murphy, " Lead Is a Concern for Urban Gardens," New York Times, May 13, 2009. Page D1, New    York Edition

                        http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/garden/14lead.html