Chris Meyer

Chris Meyer

Associate Professor

ART

W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 207

Phone: (605) 677-5732

Email: Chris.Meyer@usd.edu

Bio:

Christopher Meyer is a native of South Dakota. Received his B.F.A. sculpture emphasis from USD in Dec. of 2000 and his M.F.A. emphasis in sculpture from the University of Montana, Missoula.


Teaching Interests:

All forms of sculpture including representational, abstract and non-objective work both historical and contemporary. Traditional and modern/contemporary sculptural methods of: wood fabrication and carving, metal fabrication, metal casting, mixed media, assemblage, installation, ceramic sculpture, ephemeral works, public sculpture, site specific sculpture, earth works, performance art, light sculpture, digital sculpture, 4D works and art video. The topics of art theory, the critique, contemporary art and 3D design.


Research Interests:

Creating and exhibiting gallery and museum scaled sculpture from a variety of materials and processes. Interested in all art form particularly contemporary sculpture. Creating and exhibiting installation works. Interest in exploring new and emerging as well as older technologies, materials and processes. Future exploration of art videos.


Education:

  • MFA, Visual Art - Sculpture, University of Montana, 2003
  • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture/Visual Art, University of South Dakota, 2000

Awards and Honors:

  • Nominated for the President's in Research - Established Fasculty Category, University of South Dakota - College of Fine Arts, 2017
  • Nominated for the Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award University of South Dakota 2013, University of South Dakota - Department of Art, 2017
  • Nominated for the Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award University of South Dakota 2013, University of South Dakota - Department of Art, 2016
  • Nominated for the Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award University of South Dakota 2013, University of South Dakota - Department of Art, 2015
  • Juror's Choice Award, Western Cast Iron Art Alliance, 2014
  • Nominated for the Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award University of South Dakota 2013, University of South Dakota - Department of Art, 2014
  • Awarded back cover image for Volume 23 of Studio Visit., Studio Visit, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA. / Juror: Barbara O'Brien, Executive Dir., Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO., 2013
  • Nominated for the Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award University of South Dakota 2013, University of South Dakota - Department of Art, 2013
  • Honorable Mention, First Juried Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences Sioux Falls, SD., 2012
  • First Place Award, Fifth Juried Exhibition, Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, NE., 2012
  • Nominated for the Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Dakota, 2012
  • Nomiated, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching (tenure track category), University of South Dakota, 2011
  • Nominated, Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching (tenure track category), University of South Dakota, 2010

Presentations:

  • Meyer, Chris. The work of Christopher Meyer. Presented at the Third Annual Crested Butte Community Collaborative Iron Pour and Symposium, Crested Butte, CO. (October 4, 2017)
  • Meyer, Chris. Artist Talk for "Entangled" an exhibition of sculpture and installation by Christopher Meyer.
  • Meyer, Chris. Iron Tribe Slide Roulette. Presented at the 9th Biennial Iron Tribe Cast Iron Art Conference , Las Vegas, NM, USA. (March 4, 2017)
  • Meyer, Chris. Artistic Pathways. Presented at the 9th Biennial Iron Tribe Cast Iron Art Conference , Las Vegas, NM, USA. (March 3, 2017)
  • Meyer, Chris. WCIAA Slide Roulette. Presented at the 5th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Conference , Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ. USA. (November 5, 2016)
  • Meyer, Chris. "FIRED: Iron". Presented at the Artist Panel for "FIRED: Iron", Main Gallery, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO, USA. (October 16, 2015)
  • Meyer, Chris. Artist Talk for "Faculty Faculties" USD Art Faculty Exhibition. Presented at the "Faculty Faculties" USD Art Faculty Exhibition, Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, NE, USA. (April 11, 2015)
  • Meyer, Chris. Iron Tribe Slide Roulette. Presented at the 8th Biennial Iron Tribe Cast Iron Art Conference , Las Vegas, NM, USA. (March 6, 2015)
  • Meyer, Chris. WCIAA Slide Roulette. Presented at the 4th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Conference , University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY USA. (September 27, 2014)
  • Meyer, Chris. Artist Talk for "Accumulation Point" an exhibition of installation and sculpture by Christopher Meyer. Presented at the "Accumulation Point" an exhibition of installation and sculpture by Christopher Meyer, Exhibition in the Roger Clausen Art Gallery, Department of Art and the Artist's Talk at the Stark Student Center, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA.. (November 22, 2013)
  • Meyer, Chris. Artist Talk for "Aspiration Cloud" an exhibition of sculpture and installation by Christopher Meyer. Presented at the "Aspiration Cloud" an exhibition of sculpture and installation by Christopher Meyer, Combined East and West Galleries, Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, NE. USA. (January 10, 2013)
  • Meyer, Chris. "Compression Graft" and "Prudence" - Gallery Talk. Presented at the "Briar Cliff Review Art Exhibition", Main Gallery, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA. USA. (May 9, 2012)
  • Meyer, Chris. Gallery Talk - "Compression Graft". Presented at the "2012 Bemis Center Regional Juried Exhibition" , Bemis Underground Gallery, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE. USA. (March 3, 2012)
  • Meyer, Chris. Sculptural Works by Christopher Meyer. Presented at the Visiting Artist Presentation, Wayne, NE, USA. (January 19, 2011)