Liana Tomchesson

2432 S Clayton St

Denver, Colorado 80210

(512) 431-3348

www.lianatomchesson.com

Education

2010-2014 MFA Jewelry and Metalsmithing, College of Visual Arts and Design,

University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, TX

1998-2000 Graduate Studies, Texas Woman’s University (TWU), Denton, TX

1994 Computer Graphic Design Studies, The New School, New York, NY

1986 BFA Sculpture, North Texas State University (NTSU), Denton, TX

Work Experience

2017  Affiliate Professor, College of Visual Arts, MSU, Denver, CO
2017  Kent Denver School, Visiting Artist Workshop, Denver, CO

2016-present Metals Instructor, Creativeside Jewelry Academy, Austin, Tx

2014-2015 Adjunct Professor, College of Visual Arts, UNT, Denton, TX

2014 Deans Assistant, College of Visual Arts, UNT, Denton, TX

2012-2014 Teaching Fellow, College of Visual Arts, UNT, Denton, TX

2010-2011 Teaching Assistant, College of Visual Arts, UNT, Denton, TX

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Naked Truth: cultural adornment, MFA Thesis, Fort Worth Community Art

Center, Fort Worth, Tx

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Gallery 1505 S Pearl Street Denver, CO

 Pop-Up, CoMA, Salida, CO

2016

State of the Union, SFA Art Galeries, Nacogdoches, Tx

ATX Month of Love Exhibition, La Pena Gallery, Austin, Tx

WEST Austin Studio Tour Group Exhibition, Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Tx

WEST Austin Studio Tour Group Exhibition, Personal Studio, Austin, Tx

2015

People’s Gallery 2015, City Hall, Austin TX

WEST Austin Studio Tour Group Exhibition, 3300 N Interstate 35, Austin, Tx

Material: Hard & Soft, Meadows Gallery, Great Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Naughty Narrative: lives revealed, Art Avenue Contemporary Art Center, Greenville, NC

2014

Politically Charges, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, Ca

Metal Extinction, Saddleback Collage Art Gallery, Viejo, Ca

Cold Connection, UNT on the Square, Denton, TX

Flesh and Bone, Ryan Smith Exhibition, UNT/CVAD Lightwell, Fine Arts Building UNT, Denton, TX

Student Show, Yuma Art Symposium, Yuma Art Center, Yuma Az

2013

Variable Proximity, ABIA Airport, Austin, TX

(Inter)Connections, International Juried Exhibition, WoCA Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

Free Puppies (adverbial form implied), Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX

Hammered, UNT North Gallery, Denton, TX

CVAD Scholarship Exhibition, Lightwell Fine Arts Building UNT, Denton, TX

Annual Voertmans Exhibit, UNT Art Gallery, Denton, TX

Beyond Borders, SNAG’s Annual Student Presentation, Toronto, Canada

Student Show 2013, Yuma Art Symposium, Yuma Art Center, Yuma Az

2012

CVAD Scholarship Exhibition, Lightwell Fine Arts Building UNT, Denton, TX

2011

M.F.A. But No J.O.B., The Cloyde Snook Galley, Alamosa, Colorado

Gallery Representation

2016-17   Gallery 1505 S Pearls Street, Denver, CO

Fellowships

2015 Artist Inc., City of Austin, Austin, TX

Awards

2013-2014 College of Visual Arts and Design Scholarship Award, UNT, Denton, TX

2012-2013 College of Visual Arts and Design Scholarship Award, UNT, Denton, TX

2011-2012 College of Visual Arts and Design Scholarship Award, UNT, Denton, TX

Curatorial

2014      Cold Connection, UNT on the Square, Denton, TX

2013      Variable Proximity, ABIA Airport, Austin, Texas

Private Commissions

2015 JC Schmeil and Asley McLain Sculpture

2013 Francesca and Sarah Rhodes Wedding Rings

2011 Cathy Benious Brooch

2010 Richard Davis Brooch

2000 Gary Culpepper & Rich Braus Wedding Rings

Conferences

2017   SNAG 2017 Conference, New Orleans, La., CoMA 2017 Conference, Salida, CO

2015 ECU Metals Symposium, Greenville, NC

2014 Texas Metals Symposium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2014 SNAG Conference “From Grains to Gold,” Minneapolis, MN

2014 Yuma Art Symposium #35, Yuma AZ

2013 SNAG 2011 Conference, Toronto, Canada

2013 Yuma Art Symposium #34, Yuma AZ

2011 SNAG Conference “FLUX,” Seattle, WA

Organizations

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), American Craft Council,
Crafthaus, UNT Metals Club, CoMA, MCA Denver, Art Gym Denver

Publication

2016   “SX Create 2016: Free Look into the Future” by Kelli McDonald, The Austinot,      March 8, 2016