Résumé
Paula Blackman
Blackbird Fine Arts
paula@copper.net


Education
Kent State University - Master of Arts 2006

Cleveland Institute of Art - Bachelor of Fine Arts
Sculpture major / Ceramics minor
Honorary Scholarships

University of Tennessee
at Arrowmont School of Arts
Assistantships 1991,1989

Public Art
Wildlife Sculptures, bronze, Cleveland Museum of Natural History 2016
Sally's Porch, Ceramic tiles, BAYarts 2016
Portrait Virgil - Italian Cultural Gardens 2008 Granite
Memorial Figure - Orange Village City Hall 2007 Bronze
Portrait Gregorcic - Slovenian Cultural Garden 2005 Bronze
Guitarmania 2004 Cleveland
Police and Fire Fighters Memorial - Cleveland 2002 bronze
Famine Memorial - Cleveland 2001 bronze
City of Westlake Seal -1998 bronze

Exhibitions & Commissions
Erie Art Museum, 94th Annual Spring Show, juror William Wegman, 2017
Art at Lakeland Gallery 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
From Women, Arts at Lakeland Gallery 2016
Art from the Heart, Beachwood 2013
Juried May Show, Kirtland 2012
Massillon Museum of Art Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition 2007-2008
Commissions Cleveland Museum of Art Staff Invitational 2007
The Sculpture Center 15-year Anniversary Exhibition Cleveland 2006
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2004
Providence House Bronze Commission 2004
ArtMetro Gallery 2004, 2003, 2002
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau Invitational 2003, 2002
Lake Erie College 2001
Bronze Commission life-size child 2001
Beachwood Arts Center Renowned Sculptors 2000
North American Sculpture Exhibition Denver 2000
The Sculpture Center 10-Year Anniversary Exhibition 2000
Anniversary Exhibitions Art-at-the-Powerhouse 2000, 1999, 1998
Rosen Philadelphia 1999
Kelly-Randall Gallery Two-Person Exhibit 1999
ACC Baltimore 1999
ACC Chicago 1998
Invitational Art of the Male Figure 1998
Emergence Art-at-the-Powerhouse 1997
Allegorical Figures Mather Gallery CWRU 1997, 1988
Solo Exhibitions The Sculpture Center 1998, 1997, 1992
EIO Gallery Art-at-the-Powerhouse 1997, 1996, 1993
Multi-Perspectives IV Chicago 1996
Alan Gallery 1995
Missing in Action Wright State University 1994
Three Rivers Juried Exhibition Pittsburgh 1994, 1992
Bronze Commission Frantz 1994
56th Annual National Exhibition Cooperstown 199
La Grange National Exhibition XVI Atlanta GA 1991
Solo Exhibition Fawick Gallery BW College 1990
Outdoor Sculpture Commission Alexander 1990
Arrowmont Summer Show Gatlinburg TN 1989
Invitational Park Synagogue 1988
Invitational Great Northern Corporate Center 1988
Clay East Pittsburgh 1985
Cleveland Institute of Art Summer Show 1985
Charles F. Mosgo Award

Collaboratives
DanceMorrison Sarah Morrison 2000, 1999
Ohio Ballet Principal Dancer Stephani Achuff 1998, 1997

Articles & Reviews
The Cleveland PD Newspaper, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1992
Angle Magazine, 2003
Cleveland Magazine, 2002
The Sculpture Center of Cleveland Newsletter, 2001, 1992
Niche Magazine, 2000, 1999
The Greater Cleveland Garden Center Bulletin, 1998
The Artspace Newsletter, 1993
The Lima News, 1993
The Arts Center of St. Petersburg, FL Newsletter, 1992
The Baldwin-Wallace College Newsletter,1992

Work Experience
Studio Artist, Black Bird Fine Arts, Cleveland, Ohio, currently
Designated bronze reproduction sculptor, Viktor Schreckengost Foundation, 2000-2009
Sculptor, Light Sculpture Works Bronze Foundry, Ohio, 1997-2009
Guest Speaker, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2000
Sculptor, Amses-Cosma NYC Clay Modeling, 1999
Studio Assistant, Angelica Pozo Arts-in-Transit, Cleveland Hopkins Airport, 1993
Guest Artist, Western Kentucky University, 1992
Installation Crew, Christo Umbrellas Project, Japan and USA, 1991
Instructor, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1987-1991
Instructor, Cleveland Institute of Art Young Artists, 1984-1987
Designer, Design Interface, 1986-1988
Production Potter,
Lake Erie Pottery Studio, 1984

Inter-Cultural Experience
Paula's extensive travels in over 25 nations on four continents are clearly evident in her work as she integrates the diversity of cultures and creatures she has encountered.

Paula's travels to date:
Asia
China, 2008
Southeast Asia
Cambodia, 1996
Laos, 1996
Thailand, 1996
Vietnam, 1996
Micronesia, 1996
Indian Subcontinents
India, 1992
Nepal, 1992
Central America
Guatemala, 1992
Belize, 1992
Mexico,1990
South America
Ecuador, 1994
Galapagos,1994
Peru, 1994
Bolivia, 1994
East Africa,
Kenya, 1989, 1992
Madagascar, 1992
Tanzania, 1989
Sub-Saharan Africa
Rwanda, 1989
Burundi, 1989
Zaire, 1989
Central African Republic, 1989
West Africa
Cameroun, 1989
Nigeria, 1989
Niger, 1989
Algeria, 1989
North Africa
Morocco, 1989



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