Matt Kargol

Freelance Sculptor & Mural Painter

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Location:Oskaloosa, Iowa, United States
Phone: 864-508-6455
Website: http://www.321blastart.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/mattkargol
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Matthew N. Kargol
864-508-6455 www.matthewkargol.yolasite.com/www.321blastart.com/ iowasculptor@yahoo.com
Education and Certification:
2005 MFA, Clemson University, Fine Arts
2005 MA, University of Northern Iowa, Visual Arts
1997 BA, (*** Laude) University of Northern Iowa, Art/ Teaching
Iowa K-12 art teacher license folder # 335906
Iowa Community College Certification

Professional Career History
2011- present
Clemson Art Center, Clemson, SC                                            
Art Teacher
• Develops and teaches art lessons to elementary and middle school students
• Clemson Artist Guild Member
• Clemson Arts Festival planning committee

Full-Time Sculptor
Conducts and maintains business operations for Blast Art art services
• Promotes Blast Art to the public/ Maintains contacts with media outlets to promote activities/ coordinates receptions/ classes/ and happenings at Blast Art studios/ Coordinates with artists to carry out exhibitions in Clemson

2009-2012
Artistry Gallery and Workshops, Greenville, SC                  
Full-Time Sculptor, gallery director, assistant manager
• Conducts and maintains business operations for Blast Art art services
• Promotes Blast Art and Artistry Workshops and Gallery to the public/ Maintains contacts with media outlets to promote activities/ coordinates receptions/ classes/ and happenings at Artistry/ Coordinates with artists to design and carry out exhibitions at Artistry Gallery/ Manages artist tenant concerns and maintain proper working conditions of the Studios/ Coordinates educational programs at Artistry

2005-2009
Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD                                  
Assistant professor of Art-
Area Head for 3-D foundations, Sculpture, Art Education
Also taught: 2-D Design, Drawing, Professionalism in the Arts, Art Appreciation, Survey of Art History
Student Advising/ exit assessment development/ NCATE Re-accreditation/ Curriculum Development/
Capstone Experience Development/ Foundations/ Development/Scheduling,/ Co-op internship
development and supervision
• Doubled Art Department enrollment of art majors in less than four years through program
development, recruitment, and retention of existing students
• Developed and Promoted department activities to the public
• Student Teaching University Supervisor
• Implemented NSU Glass program (developed curriculum and facilities for program)
• Founded and Coordinated Gallery 212 student gallery
• Developed the NSU Sculpture Project (outdoor sculpture on campus program)
• NSU Annual HS Workshop Day, developer, coordinator, promoter, recruiter, presenter
• NSU Diversity committee, NSU Teacher Ed. Council, Assessment Committee
• Gallery Committee, Art Department Student Organizations Committee, Fine Arts Building and
Renovation Planning Committee, Senior Review committees

2005
Palmetto Media Advertising, Seneca, SC                                    
Lead Designer, concept artist, and copywriter
• Performed lead role in the design and production of print, identity, packaging
• Juggled short-turnaround jobs with longer, more complex projects
• Developed business, managed vendors, served as client liaison
• Managed press checks, art directed photos, supervised team design efforts
• Maintained production schedules and budgets

2003-2005
Clemson University, Clemson, SC                                                   
Instructor of Record, Sculpture/ 3-D Design
Emerging Scholars, Summer experience for HS students, Clemson, SC

2001-2003
Southeast Polk Community Schools, Runnells, IA                     
High School Art Teacher/ Wrestling Coach
• Drawing, Painting, Graphic design, 3-D design, Intro to Art
• Art Club creator and advisor
• Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach

2000-2001
Burlington Community Schools, Burlington, IA                           
High School Art Teacher
• Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Intro to Art
• Art Club creator and advisor,
• Empty Bowls advisor

2000
Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA                                  
Adjunct Professor
• Drawing II/ Curriculum Development for 3-D and reciprocity with area colleges

Awards:
Recipient Clemson Art Center's 2012 Solo exhibition
Recipient NSU Faculty Performance Award 2007
Recipient of South Dakota Arts Council Project Grant for the NSU Sculpture Project
Recipient of the John Acorn Outstanding Graduate Student in Art Award Clemson University
Teacher of the Year 2001, Burlington Community Schools, Burlington, IA
Recipient of a grant for the collection and study of the development of Children’s art
Selected for inclusion in the College Art Association Regional MFA Exhibition
Selected for inclusion in The 2004 South Carolina Triennial Art Show
Clemson University Department of Art Fellowship
Clemson Graduate Recruitment Fellowship
Clemson Graduate Assistantship
Toslebe-Ray Graduate Art Scholarship
University of Northern Iowa Graduate Assistantship
University of Northern Iowa in House Scholarship
James and Merrill Hearst Art Scholarship
A research Grant for the collection and study of the development of Children’s art

Presentations:
• Greenville, SC Architecture Month Presentation on Public Art, April 2011
• Guest Critique, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC 12/ 2010
• Guest Critique, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC 12/ 2009
• Guest Artist and Juror, Northeast Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
• Presenter "Public Art " 2008 South Dakota College Art Association Conference
• Presenter "Public Art In South Dakota" 2007 South Dakota College Art Association Conference
• NSU Annual HS Art Workshop Day 2005-2008

Commissions:
• 2012 Finalist, Dilworth Community Founding Sculpture Project, Charlotte, NC
• 2011 “GO!”, Finalist, University of Northern Iowa, Multimodal Transportation Facility Public Art Component, Cedar Falls, IA
• 2011 Folded Chairs and Table, New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC
• 2011 End Tables, Greenville/ Charleston, SC Residence
• 2010 Chandelier, Greenville, SC residence
• 2010 Table, Greenville, SC residence
• 2010Desk, Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC
• 2010 Bench, Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC
• 2009 "In Varietate Concordia", Public Art Sculpture, Sioux Falls, SD
• 2009 Finalist artist for Dean DeCarli Plaza Public Art Sculpture, Stockton, CA
• 2007 “Greta”, Aurora Performing Arts Center: Fox Theater, Public Art Sculpture, Aurora, CO
• 2007 “*******”, NSU Sculpture Project, Public Art Sculpture, Aberdeen, SD
• 2007 “Bench #1”, NSU Bench Competition, Public Art Sculpture, Aberdeen, SD
• 2007 NSU Technology Center Sculpture Courtyard designer, Aberdeen, SD
• 2007 "Fairytale Castles", Aberdeen Oz Festival Mural, Public Art Mural, Aberdeen, SD
• 2006 “Spotted Dog”, Des Moines East Village Rack n Roll: Public Art Sculpture, Des Moines, IA
• 2006 "Dorothy in OZ", Aberdeen Oz Festival Mural, Public Art Mural, Aberdeen, SD
• 2000 Finalist, Hearst Center for the Arts Public Art Sculpture, Cedar Falls, IA
• 1998 “Passage”, Bettendorf Learning Campus Public Art Sculpture, Bettendorf, IA

Selected Exhibitions:

2012

Anderson Arts Center Juried Exhibition, Anderson, SC Best of Show

Solo Exhibition, September 2012, Clemson Fine Arts Center, Clemson, SC

Clemson Artists Guild Member Show, Clemson Fine Arts Center, Clemson, SC Best of Show/ First Place

Blue Ridge Arts Council, Juried show, Blue Ridge Arts Council, Seneca, SC

2011

Greenville Open Studios, Greenville, SC

Clemson Fine Arts Center, Sculpture Exhibition, Clemson, SC

American Craft Council Exhibition, Baltimore, MD

Artistry Studios Small Works Show, Greenville, SC

Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC

2010
Art and Light Gallery, Greenville, SC
Greenville Open Studios, Greenville, SC
Greenville First Friday’s, Greenville, SC
2009
Greenville Open Studios, Greenville, SC
Solo Exhibition, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
2007
South Dakota College Art Association Conference Exhibition, Aberdeen, SD
Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell, SD
South Dakota Center for the Arts, Statewide Juried Exhibition; Brookings, SD
Northern State University Faculty Exhibition, Aberdeen, SD
William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA: Two Person exhibition

2006
Solo show, Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD
Sioux City Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
South Dakota Regents Gallery, Invitational, Brookings, SD
2005
Winterfest, Aberdeen, SD
Iowa State Fair Juried Art Exhibition, 1st Place award, Des Moines, IA
Clemson Summer Show,  Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
MFA Thesis Show “The Hairless Monkey Art Show” Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
College Art Association Regional MFA Exhibition 2005 Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA, Curators: Bill Lowe, Robin P. Dana
2004
South Carolina Triennial, State Museum, Columbia, SC
Bascome-Louise Gallery Highlands, NC
Anderson County Arts Center Juried art show Anderson, SC
University of Georgia, MFA sculpture exchange, Athens, GA
2003
South Carolina State Fair, Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Award winner, Columbia, SC
Art Dive Spring Show, Featured artist, Valley Junction, West Des Moines, IA
2000
Graduate Outdoor Solo Show, Waterloo Art Center, Waterloo, IA 
1999
Solo Show, UNI Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA
Sculpture on Second, Cedar Rapids, IA
Woodland Garden Show, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
Skills (2) Rating
Sculpting
Mural Painting