Loren Schwerd

Loren Schwerd CV.pdf



Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY         
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Solo Exhibitions
Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA, 2019
Where Danger or Dishonor Lurks, Prospect 1.5 Exhibition curated by Dan Cameron, Heriard-Cimino
               Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2010
Mourning Portrait, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA, 2010
Mourning Portrait, The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Inter-institutional Center of the University
               of North Carolina, UNCA Kellogg Center, Hendersonville, NC, 2010
Trace, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI, 2009
The Culture of Rights/The Rights of Culture: Loren Schwerd, Dana Women Artist Series, Douglas Library
                Series, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2009
Mourning Portrait, AMMO Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2009
Mourning Portrait, EJ Bellocqu Gallery, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, 2009
Fleece, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC, 2004
Flock, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC, 2003     
Yield, EyeSpy Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2002


Group Exhibitions
Ephemera Obscura, guest curated by Aaron Levi Garvey, Co-founder of Long Road Projects,
               Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, 2017
Activism in Art: Art Changes Things, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, 2017
Artfields, Lake City, SC, 2016
Reverb, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, 2015
Houses, Foundation Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2015
ArtFields 2015, Lake City, SC, Honorable Mention, 2015
Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art, Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance, traveling exhibition:  
               Hudgens Center For the Arts, Duluth, GA, Lamar Arts, Barnesville, GA, Annette Howell Turner                Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA, 2015
Homeland [IN]Security: Vanishing Dreams, curated by Margaret Mathews- Berenson, DORSKY Gallery
               curatorial program space in Long Island City. 2014  
After Life, curated by Kristine Thompson, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, 2014     Louisiana Contemporary, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, 2014
Fail-Safe: Discomforts Close to Home, guest curator Marci Rae McDade, editor of Surface Design Journal,
               Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, 2014
Fail-Safe: Discomforts at Home. Hap Gallery, Porland Oregon, 2014
Spoken Threads: The Art of Craftivism, ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 2013
That Silky Smooth Feeling, GrayDuck Gallery, Austin, TX, 2013
Sex and Design, La Triennale di Milano Design Museum, Milan, Italy, 2013
Vicissitudes: New Orleans, Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, 2012
Past is Present: Contemporary Approaches to Historical Decorative Arts and Design, Columbus Museum
               of Art, Columbus, GA, 2012
Associations, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2012
Extreme Materials, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2011
Venerate: Collectors of the Human Condition, two-person exhibition with Marco     
               Zamora, University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2010
Aftermath, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Unraveling Tradition: Contemporary Artists Working with Fiber Media, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM, 2010
Cabinet of Curiosities, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2010
Found Object, Brenau University Gallery, Gainesville, GA, 2009
Hair on Fire, Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC, 2009              
Social Construct/Human Nature, satellite exhibition of Prospect 1 New Orleans Biennial, Louisiana Artworks, New Orleans, LA, 2008
Either Side of the Skin, Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2008
Simple Truths, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AS, 2007
Dada Domestique, Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY, 2006
60 Seconds of Play, Traveling Video Festival, Sarai Media Lab, India, Tilt Gallery and Project Space
               Portland Oregon, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Saltworks                Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2006
Multiplicity, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2005
Saltline Biennial, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, 2005            
Homegrown: Southeast, Southeastern Contemporary Art Center, Winston-Salem, NC,
Another   Keen Idea, The Car Art Museum, Houston, TX, 2005\
Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spirituality, curated by Eleanor Heartney, traveling exhibition, venues
               included: Transylvania University, KY, McColl Center for Visual Art, NC, Green Hill Center, NC,
               Guildford College Gallery, NC, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, and Clemson University,
               SC, 2004-2005
Triennial 2004, The State Museum, Columbia, SC [catalog] 2004
Southern Bent, Traveling Exhibition curated by International Art and Artists, Washington University,
               St Louis and the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, MO, 2003
Summer Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, 2002 [catalog]
What’s New 2, McColl Center for the Visual Arts Spirit Square Galleries, Charlotte, NC, 2002
Suits and Skins, Two Person Exhibition, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC, 2001


Public Art Commissions

Richland Cooper Library Public Art Commission, Permanent Installation, Columbia, SC, 2016-2017


Permanent Collections

Wright State University, Dayton, OH,
Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA


Awards, Grants, Fellowships

ArtFields, Lake City, SC, Honorable Mention, 2015
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Resident Artist Program, 201
National Park Service Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence, 2013   
Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Art Artist-in-Residence, 2011
Djerassi Foundation Resident Artist Program, 2009
The Enclave at I Park Resident Artist Program, 2008
Art Omi International Resident Artist Program, 2007
Blue Mountain Center Resident Artist Program, 2007
Millay Colony for the Arts Resident Artist Program, 2006


Curatorial Projects:

Feminum, exhibition for the Texas Sculpture Symposium, Landmark Arts, Texas Tech University, Lubbock,
               TX, 2018


Selected Publications/Works Featured

Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2: Sculpture, by Anne Lee, E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing, 2017
Home Reconsidered, by Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney, Fiber Art Now , Vol5, Issue 4, Summer 2016
City of Memory, Documentary Film by Robert Adanto, 2014
Felt Space: Responsive Textiles, Fabric Dwellings and Precarious Housing, by Kristy Roberts, published in
Textiles and Politics, Textile Society of America 13th Biennial Symposium Proceedings, 2012
Chinese Handicraft Magazine, issue 3 Publisher: zhong hua shou gong za zhi she, 2011
Mourning Portrait, by J.D.  Talasek, Issues in Science & Technology, The National Academy of Science
               and the University of Texas at Dallas, Fall 2011
Cabelleras Metaforicas, by Patricia Mir Soria, Revista de Estetica y Art Contemporaneo, CBN Press, No. 2,
               December, 2011
Loren Schwerd at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, World Sculpture News, by Dorothy Gainer,
               vol. 16, no. 3, Summer 2010
Love Design, edited by Paula Bjaringer, Daab Publishing, Cologne, Germany, 2009
Design 360 Magazine, published by Sandu Cultural Media Guangzhou/Shanghai/Hong Kong, 2009
Artist Loren Schwerd’s sculpture explores post-K loss at Ammo Gallery, by Doug McCash, The Times-
               Picayune, August 21, 2009.
Loren Schwerd at Ammo, by Chris Herbeck, New Orleans Contemporary Art Examiner, August, 28, 2009
Split Ends, D. Eric Bookhardt, by The Gambit Newspaper,  Sept 8, 2009
Artist Profile: Loren Schwerd, by Sally Hansell, FiberArts Magazine, (cover image) November-December,
Loren Schwerd Mourning Portraits, DailyServing, December 20, 2008                                                      http://dailyserving.com/2008/12/loren-schwerdmourning-portraits/
Artist Profile: Loren Schwerd, Charleston Magazine, April 2005.   
FiberArts Design Book 7, Published by Lark Books, Ashville, NC, 2004