"Internationally Known Multi Media Artist"
"Nationally Acclaimed Community Arts Projects Director"
On full page 27 of January Modern Painter's Magazine 2014 issue
Featured 6 page solo article Fine Arts Magazine Dec 2013- January 2014 issue page 20-26
Recent Show ArtBasel Miami Week at Red Dot Fair Dec 3-8 2013 Represented by 25Kadr Gallery
Recent Solo exhibit at 25Kadr Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Opening date: September 22nd, 2013
Cranbrook Art Academy
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
MFA, Fine Arts, June 1997
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
Alfred, New York
BFA, Ceramic Sculpture, December 1994
Aurora, New York
BFA, Painting & Sculpture, 1984
Cum Laude Graduate
Candidate for DBA from Walden University Doctoral program 2014.
ADMINISTRATOR 1 CERTIFICATION-College of Notre Dame -2010
ADULT EDUCATION CERTIFICATION-Coppin State University-2010
ADVANCED CERTIFICATION K-12 Art Teacher
Boces Vocational Center
Olean, New York
Licensed Practical Nurse 1979-2010
COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECTS (DONATED)
BALTIMORE PORT DISCOVERY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM-2011, 2012
Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project-10x10- CarlisleSchool, Carlisle, PA. 2009
Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project -10x10- Pimlico Elementary-2008
Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Projects -10x10- Salamanca Indian Reservation-2002-2005- NYS Council Arts funded
Portrait Sculpture, David McCain, (Done from Life) 2001
Portrait Sculpture, Margaret Gibson, (Done from Life) 2001
Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Projects -10x10- Salamanca Indian Reservation-1996-1999-
Michigan Council on the arts funded/ Pewabic Pottery, DetroitMichigan
Portrait Sculpture, B.F. Skinner (Done from Life)
1995 CambridgeCenter for Behavioral Studies
Portrait Sculpture, George Orwell
1988 American Privacy Foundation
Portrait Sculpture, Dr. Cutler-West, (Done from Life)
1988 CambridgeCenter for Behavioral Studies
Portrait Sculpture, Mark Phillips,
Portrait Sculpture, Heather
1984 Mackenzie-Childs, Ltd.
"Featured on the Cover of "Ceramics Technical" October/November 2008"with 5 page article "
American Ceramics Magazine Naomi Silva Gallery, Gilda Oliver, Recent Works Show Reviewed. 2006-Winter Issue
Art News Magazine, Full Page Gallery Advertisement. Nov 2000
Tiffany Comfort Award Nomination, 2000
Fulbright Finalist, 1997
Written by art critics/writers about Gilda Oliver
Ceramic Art and Perception Fall 2009
The poetic art of Gilda Oliver by Denise Carvalho
Korean Ceramics Monthly
"Gilda Oliver's Angelic Creatures and Mold Making Techniques" by Shin Yeon Jeon Oct 2005
Ceramic Art and Perception "Gilda Oliver's Angelic Creatures" by Walter Kaufmann March 2005
American Ceramics Magazine "Naomi Silva Gallery , Gilda Oliver, Recent Works Show Reviewed" 2006-Winter Issue
Ceramic Review, May/June 2001
"Divine Light" by Paul Spencer
Marrying the Sea by Janice Kulyk Keiffer Gilda Oliver clay sculpture featured front book cover with
Sculpture titled "Penelope's Dream," 1998.
MAGAZINE ARTICLES written by Gilda Oliver
Ceramics Technical magazine- "Gilda Oliver's Angelic Creatures-Fall 2008 issue
Ceramics Technical "Oversized Clay Heads and their Molds" January 2006
Ceramics Technical, August 2002, p. 100 "Molds and Glazes for Sculptures"
Ceramics Monthly, May 1997, p. 53.
Ceramics Monthly, Sept 1995, p. 71
"Simple Molds and Reduced Luster's"
"Solo exhibit Gilda Oliver's Visual Poetry at Coppin State University March 3-April 15th 2010"
2005 Sept 9-Oct 10. "Gilda Oliver- Recent Works" Naomi Silva
2005 Mar-Apr. "Karma- Recent Works by Gilda Oliver-NCECA 2005 Tour-de-Clay" CarrollMuseum, Baltimore, M.D.
2004 Mar 20 – May 19. "New Sculptures and Murals" Clay Place Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2004 Feb 10 - Mar 20. "New Sculptures and Drawing" ReginaQuickArtsCenter, St. Bonaventure, NY
2002 Apr 1- May 15. "Spirit Stones 2"
Detroit Contemporary Gallery ,
Grosse Pointe, MI
1998 Jul 31 - Sept 15. "Penelope's Dream," Pewabic Pottery. Detroit, MI
1995 Sept 14 - Oct 13. "Illuminations," University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Hanley Gallery, Bradford, PA
2001 "Spirit Stones," A.R.C. Gallery
1998 Oct 8 - Nov 10. "Dream Fossils," University of Liggit,"
Exhibiting solo from 2006 to present
2005 Winter Show Baltimore Clay Works
2005 Walking Clay at Gallery Pahk June-July
2005 July- Sept. Summer Breeze Show at Gallery Pahk Manhattan, N.Y.
2000-2005 Sculptural Objects and Functional Art, 7th Regiment Armory Manhattan, N.Y.
2001 May 18-20. Pewabic Pottery Annual Show, Birmingham, Michigan,
1998 Swords and Plowshares Gallery, Detroit, MI.
2013 Saint Bonaventure University Regina Quick Art Center
2009 University of Bradford, Pittsburgh Campus
2008 Collection of David Swersby and Jane Solstice. Manhattan, N.Y.
2005 Collection of David Swersby and Jane Solstice. Manhattan, N.Y.
2005 Collection of Norman Haskoe
East Hampton, New York
2001 Renwick Collection. Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, DC.
2001 Edward Roberts Collection, NY, NY
1999 Ron Kuchta, New York, New York
1998 Richard Rollins, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1997 Ray Zimmerman, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1996 Timothy Mast, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1995 David McKain and Margaret Gibson,
1988 Robert and Jane Saltonstall, Jr.
1988 Victoria and Richard Mackenzie- Childs, Ltd., Aurora, New York
1984 Lillian Hellman, New York, New York
1984 WellsCollege, Aurora, New York
NYC CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2012
"Poetry Reading, Artist Reception Set,"
Olean Times Herald, Nov 20, 1998, p. A10
"Large Seashells Magnify Nature's Glory,"
Detroit Free Press, Keri Cohen, Sept 23, 1998
1997-2013 Loveed Fine Arts, NY, New York www.loveedfinearts.com
2005-2006 Naomi Silva Gallery Atlanta, G.A.
SPECIALIZED TEACHING SKILLS
2D and 3D design, color and light, figurative painting and drawing, beginning printmaking, Art History –Western Civ I&2, African Art History. Intro to Modern Art History
Painting and Drawing
Beginning and advanced figurative, including portrait art. Oil, acrylic and watercolor techniques, also abstract techniques
Advanced figurative and non-figurative plaster mold making. Bronze casting and all types of resin mold making.
Beginning and Advanced Pottery.
Advanced figurative and non-figurative
Hand building, slab building, specialized techniques: low fire special glaze effects, including oxidation and reduction luster glazes. Plaster mold-making.
Variety of media and techniques including collograph (materials and processes), monoprint and monotype, oil painting, photo oil painting, B/W photographic processes and projection.
Beginning Photoshop CS 1 & 2 .
All types of beginning printmaking techniques
RELATED TEACHING EXPERIENCES
Qualified to work as a full time college Assistant Art Professor and a K-12 Art teacher in the public and private school system
Employed at present as a full time tenured art teacher K-12 during days/College adjunct art professor during the academic teaching year at CoppinStateUniversity and Baltimore County Community College M-Th evenings.
Certified 2008-2009 In the graduate level art educational pedagogy.
Certified as "Highly Qualified" to teach in the K-12 educational systems nation wide as an art teacher with a Standard 5 year certification until 2014.
Certified with an ADMINSTRATOR 1 certification and an ADULT EDUCATION certification.
Worked one full year as a full time college 3d art professor in 2006/2007 academic year at ClaflinUniversity.
Eight years in the K-12 public and private school system.
14 years as a "Fulltime/Part time" AdjunctCollege and University art teacher.
2007 was voted/awarded , " Best Professor of the year" award, from ClaflinUniversity.
Spring 2008-2009 received a score of 100 on my final cumulative teaching evaluation from my principal working as a high school Resource Art teacher in the Baltimore City Public School System with a Special/ Challenged Education, population of students.
NURSING- Licensed Practical Nurse from 1979-present.
Healthy, Athletic. Currently seeking certification From AAPC to become a Medical coder to enhance my nursing degree.
Employed as a full time tenured art teacher K-12 and College adjunct art professor during the academic teaching year at CoppinStateUniversity and BaltimoreCountyCommunity College.
Art Teacher-(fulltime) for Special Education Middle and High School level five Students.
BaltimoreCityPublic School System, Baltimore, MD.21218
2007-present, ( yearly evaluation was graded 100)
Assistant Fulltime Professor of 3D at ClaflinUniversity, Orange burg . S.C. 2006 to 2007.
And taught one section each of Beginning Photoshop CS both Fall and Spring Semesters
Teacher at Baltimore Clay Works- Teaching adults and children pottery, clay hand-building, and plaster mold making. .Mural mosaic projects with inner city schools. 2004-2006
Chairperson of Foundation Art Program/ Teacher, and taught Beginning Photoshop CS,
Beginning pottery, 3-D design, print making. St. Bonaventure Univ. 2003
Teacher, Prehistoric and Renaissance-Art History, Beginning Drawing. JamestownCommunity College, Olean, NY 2002-3
Adjunct teacher, Color and Light Theory, 2D-Design. WayneStateUniversity, Detroit, MI 2001-2002
Teacher, advanced and beginning drawing, color & light theory. College of Creative Studies (CCS). Detroit, MI 1999-2001
Teacher, substitute fulltime, all subjects, kindergarten - 8th grade, DetroitFriendsSchool
Detroit, Michigan 1998 - 2001
Teacher, advanced & beginning hand building clay, advanced & beginning tile-making Pewabic Pottery. Detroit, MI. 1997-8
Director, Corporate Sales and Rentals
Cambridge Art Association. CambridgeMA 1994
Teacher's Assistant. Wells College.
Aurora, New York 1988-1992
Gallery Artist of Loveed Gallery, Sculptural Objects and Functional Art.
NY, NY 2003
Gilda Oliver- Recent Works
2005 Sept 9-Oct 10
"New Sculptures and Drawings"
Olean. NY. 2004
2003 Mar -Apr
Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project
10x10- CarlisleSchool, Carlisle, PA. 2009-Funded by the PA Council on the Arts
Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Project
10x10- Pimlico Elementary-2008
Mosaic Mural Community Workshop Projects
10x10- Salamanca Indian Reservation-2002-2005- NYS Council on the arts funded
HunterCollege Silk screening on clay/December 2007 Baltimore Clayworks
Baltimore, MD 2005-6 Tile making for adults and students
Tile making for 100 + clients. Olean, NY. 2003
Cattaraugus County Council on the Arts
50 ceramic tile and pottery-making, drawing portrait workshops. Olean, NY. 2002-3
Seneca Indian Reservation
Giant ceramic tile mosaic. Miniature tiles and pottery throwing. Salamanca, NY 2002-3.
Detroit Academy of Art & Academics
Ceramic "Mathematical mural" 1000+ pieces. A.C.E.S. Art Centered Educational Methods to improve math skills. Special glaze techniques including liquid gold and iridescent Persian luster. Detroit, MI 1997-2001
University of Liggit School
Hand pressed clay into plaster molds for hand-building clay sculptures. Grosse Pointe, MI 1998.
RESIDENCIES Coppin StateUniversity
Ceramic Department Starting March 2008
HunterCollege Ceramic Department 2007-2008, Manhattan, New York
Baltimore Office of Arts and Promotions-Mural Tile/Mosaic Project
Mar -Apr 2006
Artist in residence
Aug 1997 - Aug 1998
University of Liggit Artist in Residence
Grosse Pointe, MI
Oct 1998 - Nov 1998
SLIDES AND VIDEO TAPES
Available Upon Request