David Greenwood Selected Biography
1944 Born, Ayer, Massachusetts. Received first toy boat.
1949 First summer vacation on Cape Cod.
1957 Received first "real" boat, Cape Cod.
1962 Entered the University of Massachusetts as a (Marine) Biology major.
1966 B.A. in Fine Arts concentrating in ceramic sculpture.
1968 M.F.A., University of Kansas in (Bronze) Sculpture and Ceramics. Accepted
teaching position at Hope College, Holland, MI.
1972 Solo exhibitions at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; Mount
Mary College, Yankton, SD. First performance art project, "Time/Space I", at
1972-73 First Fulbright grant-Eight months research on contemporary and naive
artists in Yugoslavia.
1975 Performance workshop for art students and Time/Space II performed
at Cleveland State University. Guest lecturer, American Summer School,
Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia. Guest artist,. Alderney Pottery, Alderney, Channel
1976 Performance workshops and performances at Case Western Reserve
University, Hope College, Cleveland State University; Adjunct faculty, Grand
Valley State University.
1977 Head of Sculpture and Ceramics programs, OxBow Summer School of
Art. "Candleman" peformance at OxBow.
1978 M.A. in Blind Rehabilitation, Western Michigan University.
1979 Macedonia National Museum grant to attend the eight-week Marble
Carving Symposium in Prilep, Yugoslavia (summer). Four-month residence in
Sarajevo. Performances and exhibitions of perfor-mance artifacts at museums in
Sarajevo, Belgrade and Zagreb.
1980 One-month residency in Paris. Performances at the University of Paris,
Vincennes, the Crimee Artists Cooperative and the Museum of Modern Art
of the City of Paris. Four months as a guest potter at the Chapman Pottery,
Frithelstockstone, Devon, England.
1982 Accepted faculty position at Kendall College of Art & Design; currently
Professor of Foundation and Fine Arts.
1983 Arts Foundation of Michigan grant for performance "Beauty & the Beast-A
Hardhat Ballet", Grand Rapids, MI. Program Director, OxBow Summer School of
1984 Solo exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Muskegon, MI. Program Director,
OxBow Summer School of Art and the Kendall/OxBow Experience.
1985 Fulbright grant as Artist-in-Residence, University of Arts, Belgrade,
Yugoslavia, Solo Exhibition, Americki Centar, Belgrade. Michigan Council for
the Arts Creative Artists Grant. "Five Sculptors" exhibition, Eastern Michigan
1986 Fulbright Travel Grant to Yugoslavia. Attended the Svet Keramike ceramic
sculpture symposium. Opened a solo exhibit of wood sculpture at the Museum of
Modern Art, Dubrovnik
1987 "Shock Waves"-three-person exhibition at Erie Museum of Art and
Edinboro State University, PA. Solo Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art. Solo
exhibition, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI. Merit Award, ArtQuest '87
National Competition. Fulbright Exchange Professor to Southport College of Art,
1988 Guest lecturer, Krakow Academy of Art and Krakow Sculptorsâ€™ Guild,
Poland. "Sculpture Biennial 89" national juried exhibition, University of Texas.
Artist-in-residence at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids.
Michigan Council for the Arts Creative Artists grant.
1989 "Greenwood/Henke/Leonard" exhibition, Detroit Institute of Art. "David
Greenwood: Recent Works" Art Center of Battle Creek. Three-person sculpture
invitational, Focus Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. "The Inner Wilderness Project,"
UICA, Grand Rapids.
1990-99 Faculty coordinator, Summer Study Abroad program at the Royal
College of Art, London, UK
1990 Fulbright Alumni Exhibition, East-West Center, University of Hawaii. "David
Greenwood: Recent Works,"ť Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI. Guest Artist,
Central Michigan University. Sculpture faculty, South Carolina Governor's School
for the Arts.
1991 Solo Exhibition for the inauguration of the Dennos Museum Center,
Traverse City, MI.
1992 Solo exhibition, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI. Arts Foundation of
Michigan/Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Creative Artists grant.
1993 David Greenwood: 25 Years, The Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1993 "Shape
and Substance" Sculptors' Invitational, Gallery at Studio B, Ohio.
1996 "Human/NATURE", Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, "Sticks & Bones",
solo show, Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, GR,MI
1997 "My Life as a Rabbit", solo show, Fremont Art Center, Fremont, MI 1997-98
ArtServe Michigan (AFM/MCACA) Creative Artists' Grant
1998 "Humor" group exhibition, L'Atelier Gallery, Merida, Mexico, Carpe
Manana, solo show, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, GR, MI
2000 Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition, Muskegon, Ml Guest
lecturer University of New Mexico-Gallup, NM "David Greenwood: Greatest Hits",
solo show, Univ. New Mexico-Gallup "Persistent Visions", solo show, Ferris State
University, Big Rapids, MI
2001 Lowell Area Arts Council Regional Competition, Lowell, MI, "Master
Teachers", Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, GR, MI, "Death
Matters", Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, GR, MI Sculptor's Invitational,
Paint Creek Arts Center, Pontiac, MI Commission: "Getting Centered", painted
wood wall relief, Fountain Street Church, GR, MI
2001 & 2002 (Summer) Coordinator/teacher "Sculpture in the Landscape" class,
Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland
2002 Summer Exhibition, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI, "Recent Works",
solo show, Paint Creek Arts Center, Pontiac, MI Commission: "Secret Passion",
22 ft. boat sculpture, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Frankfort, MI
2003 Commission: "Spirit", life-size horse in stainless steel, Coopersville High
School, MI, Guest Artist, Barbados Community College, St. Michaels, Barbados
2004 Three-month paid residency, McColl Center for the Visual Arts, Charlotte,
2005 E. Ray Scott/ArtServe Michigan grant for creative artists, Lifetime
Achievement Award. Two-week woodcarving workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2005-2008: Chair, Sculpture & Functional Art Program, Kendall College of Art &
Design, GR, MI
2006 Stone carving workshop, one-week, Palos Talleres, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2007 Coordinator/teacher, summer KCAD Stone Carving class, three weeks,
Palos Talleres, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico