Congratulations to alumnus Greg Shelnutt, who joined the University of Delaware faculty as chair of the Department of Art and Design on August 1, 2017. Shelnutt graduated with his MFA from the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art in 1988. While at the UGA, Shelnutt’s area of focus was sculpture. He subsequently taught through the UGA Cortona study abroad program.
Shelnutt previously taught at Clemson University in South Carolina, where he served as chair of the Art Department and professor of art from 2011 to 2017. He was a member of the visual arts faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, teaching at the school from 2000 before being appointed director of the visual arts program there in 2005. Prior teaching appointments were at the University of Mississippi and UGA Cortona. In 1992 he was a visiting artist at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia.
Shlenutt’s sculptures have been exhibited in more than 350 solo, invitational, and group exhibitions in galleries and museums, including Art in General in New York City; Berlin Kunstproject in Germany; C.A.G.E. in Cincinnati, Ohio; Color Elephante in Valencia, Spain; and COMUS Gallery in Portland, Oregon.