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    Andrew Connelly

    Andrew Connelly


    Office: ASL 110A

    Office hours: Tues. and Thurs. 9:30-11 a.m .

    Phone:(916) 278-7514



    Andrew Connelly has been a practicing professional artist since the early 1990’s. Mainly noted for installation, performance and mixed media sculpture, Connelly has exhibited his works in contemporary museums and alternative gallery spaces around the US; most notably, Forum for Contemporary Art St. Louis, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art and at the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento. His works have been published in Art in America, Art Week, New Art examiner and the Village Voice. In 2010 Connelly spent a sabbatical semester making and exhibiting his work in New Delhi, India and since his return has had works in Valdivia, Chile, Cuernavaca, Mexico and Leticia Columbia, with an artist collective called ARTNUATS. In 2014 Connelly was awarded a fellowship from the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA for a six-month artist in residency.

    Connelly holds a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from University of Colorado Boulder and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, MN. He has been a Professor at Sacramento State University teaching sculpture, installation and performance art since 2003. Previous Connelly taught at University of Colorado, Denver, Washington University, St. Louis and Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota FL.

    Professor Connelly teaches all levels of sculpture. At the lower division, ART 70 Form Space Vision, a Three-dimensional concepts course, ART 86 Clay Sculpture, focusing on the applications the plastic materials of sculpture, ART 88 Beginning Sculpture, focusing on the introduction of materials and methods of sculpture. Upper Division, ART 182 Intermediate Sculpture and ART 183 Advanced Sculpture further skills in making and expanding material experiences and methods including metal casting and working with mixed media, ART 180 Figure Sculpture, begins with modeling from the live model using clay (ceramic) and wax (lost wax process) and ending the semester studying the figure in sculpture and how it is used physically and conceptually in making art today. Professor Connelly’s most ambitious course is ART 187 Installation and Performance Art where students engage in projects both individually and collaboratively. The students have created large-scale works that have been performed and created at Oakwilde Ranch and Sculpture and the Crocker Art Museum. Professor Connelly blends studio practice, practical sculpture skills and historical perspective in all of his courses with an emphasis on the development of the student artists voice and encourages exploration and experimentation.