Justin W. Archer

Denton, Texas

972.740.6745

justinarcher815@gmail.com
 

Education

2013-2016 University of North Texas

MFA Studio Arts: Sculpture

2009-2012 University of North Texas

BFA Studio Arts: Sculpture

 

Solo + Two Person Exhibition

2017 “Composite of the Soul” with Dan Black, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas

2016 “Sustained”  500X, Dallas, Texas

“Learning to Swim Upstream” Blue House Too Gallery, Allen, Texas

2015 “Composite of the Soul” with Dan Black, Evers Building, Denton, Texas

2012 “Turning Point” with Seth Lawrence, Panhandle House, Denton, Texas

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 “Young Sculptors Competition” Juried by Dan Cameron, Hiestand Gallery,

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

“4th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition” Juried by Shirley Reece-Hughes, Artspace 111,

Fort Worth, Texas

2016 “The Surrounding Spaces” ArtTravels Gallery, Love Field Airport, Dallas, Texas

“Four” Brik, Fort Worth, Texas

“New Texas Talent” Juried by Frank Hettig, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas

“Voertman’s 56nd Annual Student Competition” Juried by Rachael Blackburn Cozad, Denton, Texas

2015 “New Texas Talent” Juried by Terri Provencal, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2013 “No Time Like the Present” Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, Texas

“Biennial: Origins in Geometry” Juried by Clint Willour, The Museum of Geometric and MADI

Art, Dallas, Texas

"Rising Eyes of Texas" Juried by Dennis Nance, Rockport Arts Center,

Rockport, Texas

 

Group Exhibitions

2015 “Book of Mark” The Village Church, Denton, Texas

“Lightworks” Lightwell, Denton, Texas

2014 “A Beautiful Design” The Village Church, Denton, Texas

“Sculpture Collective” UNT on the Square, Denton, Texas

“Voertman’s Presents” Voertman’s, Denton, Texas

“Currency” North Gallery, Denton, Texas

2013 “Great Stuff” Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas

“In Progress” North Gallery, Denton, Texas

2012 “Mixology” The Texas Theatre, Oak Clif, Texas

2011 “Texture and Transparency” Cora Stafford, Denton, Texas

“Sculpture Studio Exhibition” Lightwell, Denton, Texas

“Overload” 1111 Gallery, Dallas, Texas

 

Publications + Press

2017 The Dentonite, Photo Set: Composite of the Soul at PAAC.

http://www.thedentonite.com/blog/photo-set-composite-of-the-soul-at-paac

We Denton Do It, Upcoming Exhibit: Composite of the Soul.

http://wedentondoit.com/blog/2017/1/16/upcoming-exhibit-composite-of-the-soul

2016 FOUR Gallery Catalogue, Art Tooth.

Sculpture Magazine, Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Art: Honorable Mention.

The North Texan, UNT Alumnus Justin Archer’s Sculptures Displayed at Love Field https://northtexan.unt.edu/content/2016-outstanding-student-achievement-awards

Awards

2016 Sculpture Magazine’s Outstanding Student Achievement: Honorable Mention

Toulouse Graduate School AAT Scholarship

Voertman’s Annual Juried Exhibition: 2nd Place

2015 Toulouse Graduate School AAT Scholarship


 

Professional Experience

2017 Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas

Beginning Sculpture: Spring

 

2016 Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas

Beginning Drawing: Fall

Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas

Beginning Sculpture: Spring

 

2015 Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas

Beginning Sculpture: Spring, Fall

Shop Technician, University of North Texas


2014 Lab Instructor, University of North Texas

Intermediate Drawing: Spring, Fall

Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas

Beginning Sculpture: Fall  

 

2013 Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas

Beginning Sculpture: Fall

Intermediate Sculpture: Spring

 

2012 Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas

Beginning Sculpture: Fall

Shop Technician, University of North Texas

 

Professional Development

2017 Composite of the Soul Artist Panel

Discussed themes and ideas behind the exhibition at the Greater Denton Arts Council

CADD FUNd Finalist

Presented a proposal for funding to create a new body of sculptures.

Juror for FOA Summer 2017 Publication

Juried the Summer 2017 Publication for Friend of the Artist and conducted interviews with the top 3 artists published.

 

2016 Co-Founder of Friend of the Artist

Friend of the Artist is a quarterly print publication and online gallery site that juries exhibitions for

young and emerging artists.( www.friendoftheartist.com)

Juror for FOA Winter 2016 Publication

Juried the Winter 2016 Publication for Friend of the Artist and conducted interviews with the top 3 artists published.

Canvas Conference

Attended a conference focused on responsible creativity through the lense of Christian theology.

 

Artist Lecture and 3D Scanning Workshop

Presented the aspects of Digital Fabrication in my studio practice, demonstrating how to work from a 3D scans to bronze sculptures.

2015 Digital Fabrication Symposium

Presented my sculptural processes, specifically work dealing with 3d scanning and 3d printing.

Susan Goethel Campbell: Visiting Artist

Worked with P.R.I.N.T. Press and visiting artist Susan Goethel Campbell

 

2014 Nicole Hand: Visiting Artist

Worked with P.R.I.N.T. Press and visiting artist Nicole Hand

Eric McMaster Digital Fabrication Workshop

Learned processes in digital 3-D fabrication from conception to physical development.

 

2011 Nick Cave’s Heard Lead Sculptor

Created several custom armatures for a performance piece by artist Nick Cave entitled Heard.

 

Collections

Anya Tish Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd # 500, Houston, TX 77006

Greater Denton Arts Council, 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, Texas

Paul Rich, Art Collector, Dallas, Texas

Jason Lee, Actor, Photographer, Denton, Texas