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Moira Geoffrion


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4460 North Territory Place, Tucson, AZ 85750
Tel: 520-577-8518     Mobile: 520-906-0528     Email:


    MFA, Sculpture, Department of Art & Design, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL. 
    BFA, Painting, Boston University School of Fine & Applied Art, Boston, MA
                                                2008 - now, Mark Sublett Modern, Tucson; SOHO 20 CHELSEA Gallery, New York, NY
                                    1979-2005, Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                                                Other galleries were, Lerner Heller Gallery, NYC, 14 Sculptors Gallery, NYC, Kit Basquin Gallery,
                                                                Milwaukee, WI, Anton Gallery, WA, DC, Carson and SHAPIRO, Denver
2009                    Rancho Vistoso Park and Ride Station, Oro Valley, AZ; Midtown Sidewalk Tiles, Tucson, AZ
2008                    Sunrise Presidio Entryway Commission; Lincoln Park Gates Commission, Tucson, AZ;
                             Commission of 18 paintings for Neuro-Sciences Center of Southern AZ, Tucson;
                             Commission of 16 paintings for Fogel Dental Office, Tucson, AZ
2002-2007           1st Ave road and bridge project, Oro Valley, AZ            
2001-2004           Tangerine Road Widening Project with Mary Bates Neubauer, ORO Valley, AZ
1999-2001            River Road Public Art Enhancement Project with Mary Bates (three miles of new road)
1998                       Collaborative project: life-sized, multi-figure sculpture commission with 3  art student                                                      participants, St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson, AZ
1995 – 97              Design Collaboration, with Medlin, for Terra Christa Foundation, Tucson, AZ
1994 – 96              Sculptural Band Shell, Veteran's Park, public art project, City of Sierra Vista, AZ
1990                       Commission for temporary site sculpture, Connemara Conservancy, Dallas, TX, 8' x I6' x 16'
1989                       Installation for private home of W. Treadwell, Tucson, AZ, 10' x 8' x 16'
1985                       Bronze Sculpture, River Bend Branch, Commissioned for the City of South Bend, IN. 11’x 5’x3’
1970 –1982          8 commissions in Indiana, Illinois and Washington State          
SOLO and TWO ARTIST EXHIBITIONS (36 solo shows include)
2010                      U. KY gallery, Visiting Artist, solo show,(April)
2007                      “Been Around: Gonna Stay”, two sculptors 10 year retrospective, Gallery Centella, Tucson
2002                       GOCAIA Gallery (web catalogue - Tucson,
                                Northern Trust Gallery, Tucson, Az
1998                       Sonia Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997                       University of Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
1996                       Cullity Gallery, Perth, Australia; Joseph Gross Gallery, Tucson, AZ
                             Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ (3 person show)
1989                      Stonewall IV, Tucson Museum of Art (catalogue)        
   Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
1987                      Snite Museum of Art,(catalogue) Notre Dame, In.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (200 group exhibitions include: )
2009                       Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Point Roberts Residency Exhibition, Washington                            
2007                       Dialogue With Nature, (three artist show) BIS Altes Museum, Moenchengladbach, Germany
                                iX International Biennial, Municipal Museum of Art, Gyor, Hungary ( catalogue)
2006                       New Art of the West 9, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN (catalogue)
2005                       The Politics of Water, Northern Arizona University Museum of Art, Flagstaff, AZ.
                                Rousse Museum of Art, Rousse, Bulgaria (two installations)
                                Two exhibitions at Liz Hernandez Gallery, (23 works), Tucson Az.
                                Sculpture by the Sea, site specific Public Art, large steel sculpture (catalogue) Bondi, Australia
2004                       Tohono Chul Invitational: Mount Lemmon Fires, Tucson, AZ.
2004                       Group Show, Liz Hernandez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2002                       University of Nebraska, Lincoln; JCC Gallery, Tucson, AZ; Kohler Art Center group show, WI
2001                       International Masters of Graphic Arts, Municipal Museum of Art, GYOR, HUNGARY (catalogue)     
2000                     Group exhibits at Elizabeth Cherry Gallery, Tucson AZ and at SOHO 20 Gallery, New York City
1999                       Ready Set D’Art, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ
Group Exhibit, GOCAIA Gallery, Tucson AZ (three sculptures)
1999                        Pleasures of the Palettes, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ, (Catalogue))
Group Invitational, Elizabeth Cherry, Contemporary Art, Tucson AZ, (three sculptures)
Art Works of Fallbrook, Fallbrook, CA
1998                       Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
                                Abject Lands, Joseph Gross Gallery (catalogue) Tucson AZ
                                Low Lands Horizons, Cullity Gallery, UWA, Nedlands, Australia (catalogue)                                                                                     
                                4-Person Show, International Sculpture Conference, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
                                Tucson Collection '98, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
1997                       Ready, Set, D’Art, Tucson Museum of Art
                                International Triennial of Painting, Museum of Modern Art, Sofia, Bulgaria, (catalogue)
View Points, Temple of Music & Art, Tucson, AZ
Stocker Center Gallery, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH
Southern Illinois University Art Gallery Invitational, Edwardsville, IL
The Art & Cultural Center Invitational, Fallbrook, CA
Smack Mellon Studios Invitational, Brooklyn, NY
1995 - 1997         Public Sculpture Project, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, (catalogue and CD)
1996                       Two-Person Show, Cullity Gallery, University of Western Australia
International Painting Biennial, Contemporary Artists’ Union, Sofia, Bulgaria
                                Fibula, Traveling Invitational, Sofia, Baltchik, & Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 
 1995                     Southwest Artscapes, Artimiso Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
                                Tubac Center for the Arts, Invitational, Tubac, AZ
                                Redefining Legacies, Juried Exhibition, San Antonio, TX,(catalogue)
                                The Art of the Matter, Boston University Galleries, Invitational, Boston                   
                                Women Artists '95, Matrix Gallery, Sacramento, CA
International Invitational, Festival of Modern Art, Baltchik, Bulgaria
                                Entirely Approachable Art, Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
                                Tucson Collection '95, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson, AZ
                                Life Through Art, PACT Auction, Loew's Ventana Resort, Tucson, AZ
Invitational, World Heritage Rock Art, Northern Arizona University Museum
1994- Positive/Negative Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TX
                                Invited Exhibitor, Museum of Modern Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
                                Southwest Artscapes, Artimiso Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
                                Tubac Center for the Arts, Invitational, Tubac, AZ
                                WCA Juried Exhibition, San Antonio, TX
                                Group Invitational, Boston University Galleries, Boston, MA
                                Barn Gallery, Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, AZ
                                Off the Walls, Greater South Bend Museum of Art, IN
                                The Phoenix Center Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
                                Davis Dominguez Summer Invitational, Tucson, AZ
1992                       Northwest Coast Collage Traveling Exhibition, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; Corbin Art Center; Governor's Gallery, Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA; Index Gallery, Vancouver, WA; North Light Gallery, Everett, WA
     N.B. Moira Marti Geoffrion’s works are in 23 museum and corporate collections.
HONORS and AWARDS - 28 grants, awards and honors, including:
2006                   James B Anthony Outstanding Teaching   Award, University of Arizona
2005                    Distinguished Faculty Fellow Award, (awarded for extra curricular programs and assistance of        
students at  all levels, especially  freshman students) University of Arizona, Tucson
1999                       National Student Interaction Award, Coconino Dorm Special Programming
1997                  Faculty Interaction Award
1994                 UA Mortar Board Hall of Fame Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Students
1993                     Earth Walls, Human and Geological Time Layers, UA Small Grant
1990                       ACA Grant awarded for Borders & Bridges Conference
                                Connemara Invited Exhibitor Grant for site sculpture, Dallas, TX
1988-89                                 Exhibition Grant, Stonewall Foundation, Tucson Museum of Art
1988, 85,               NEA Grants, Exxon Distinguished Scholars Grant, University of Notre Dame, IN
                                Jesse Jones Travel and Research Grant, University of Notre Dame
1984, 1983, 1981                Indiana Arts Commission Grants
1983                       Mellon Foundation, Faculty Summer Research Program
                        National Council of Art Administrators Award for Recognition for Service to the Field
                        Student Hall Government Award for Outstanding Programming
1982                       ICIP Fulbright Grant to India Research and Travel
Other Grant-funded Artist Residencies include
                         Bulgaria, Switzerland, Australia, Malawi, Oregon, Washington, UC Boulder, Brooklyn College, Chicago Art Institute,
REVIEWS and ARTICLES in 5 Arts magazines, 20 newspapers and regional magazines include:
2009                       Architectural Review , March issue
1999                       Sculpture Magazine, Essay- 4 Arizona/4 New Mexico Artists by Kay Whitney, July/ August issue
1998                       Review of Solo show at Sonia Zaks Gallery in the Chicago Reader,(Nov.)
1995                       Sculpture Magazine, review of my solo exhibition, Zaks Gallery, Chicago,
1985                       Arts Magazine, Robert Mahoney
1986-present       Art Department Head and thenProfessor of Art and Faculty Fellow, University of Arizona, Tucson.
1974-86                 Assistant Professor, then Associate Professor  and then Full professor of Art, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN