About Roy


education

A.A.S. Fine Arts
Illinois Central College - 1986
East Peoria, IL

B.S. in Art (Fine Arts)
Illinois State University - 1992
Normal, IL

Studied Figurative Sculpture and Casting at the Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL 2005-2009
Instructor - Preston Jackson (Professor/Head of the Figurative area at the Art Institute) Chicago, IL

Masters of Art (Fine Arts)
Bradley University 2015 - 2017
Peoria, IL

NDS Graduate Student, Arts Department (Bradley University)
Bradley University 2017 - ????
Peoria, IL

accolades

1992 - Illinois State University "Best Sculpture of Show"
University Gallery, Normal, IL

1992 - ISU College of Fine Arts "College Honors in Sculpture for demonstrating outstanding talent and achievement"
Illinois State University, IL

2009 - 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition "Best Sculpture of Show"
Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth, IL

2013 - Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exibition (Sculpture 1) "2nd Place Award"
Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

2013 - Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exibition (Sculpture 2) "Honorable Mention"
Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

exhibitions

1982 - Cornstock Theatre, (theater groups summer productions), Bradley Park Peoria, IL
1983 - Illinois Central College, College Gallery, East Peoria, IL
1984 - Illinois Central College, "Annual Show", College Gallery, East Peoria, IL
1990 - Illinois State University, "War Show", University Gallery, Normal, IL
1992 - Illinois State University, "Annual Show", University Gallery, Normal, IL
1992 - Illinois Central College, "Solo Exhibition", PAC, East Peoria, IL
2003 - Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
2005 - Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
2006 - Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
2007 - Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
2007 - Methodist 23rd Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2008 - Methodist 24th Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2009 - Methodist 25th Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2009 - Peoria Zoo Opening African Exhibit Art Show, Peoria, IL
2009 - 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition (Buchanan Center for the Arts), Monmouth, IL
2010 - Methodist 26th Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2010 - Illinois Central College, "Group Exhibition", Industrial Arts Department, East Peoria, IL
2010 - Illinois Central College, "Library Exhibit", College Library, East Peoria, IL
2011 - Methodist 27th Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2011 - Forrest Hill Art Fair, "Art to End Malaria in Africa", East Forrest Hill Ave. Peoria, IL
2012 - Methodist 28th Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2012 - Prairie Center of the Arts, CIAO (Vernissage Show), Peoria, IL
2012 - Peoria Riverfront Museum (CIAO & Friends Invitational Juried Exhibition), Peoria, IL
2013 - Cornstock Theatre Winter Playhouse Art show following production of RED, Peoria, IL
2013 - Methodist 29th Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2013 - Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exibition, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
2013 - Studios on Sheridan - Main Gallery Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2014 - Chicago Sculpture International Group Exibition (Contemporary Arts Center), Peoria, IL
2014 - Methodist 30th Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2014 - Cornstock Theatre Winter Playhouse, Art show following production of Art, Peoria, IL
2014 - CIAO Junction City Summer Solstice Art Fair, Peoria, IL
2015 - Bradley University Sculpture Show - Studios on Sheridan, Peoria, IL
2015 - Bloomingdale Park District Museum - Chicago Sculpture International, Bloomingdale, IL
2015 - 31st Methodist Annual Fine Art Exhibit, Peoria, IL
2015 - (Postcards for Barbara), Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
2016 - Bradley University Sculpture Show - Studios on Sheridan, Peoria, IL
2016 - Sculpture Walk Peoria - Arts Partners of Central Illinois, Peoria, IL
2017 - The George and Norma Kotterman Collection - 'A 10 year passion for Art'
           Spnsored by the Riverfront Museum and Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
2017 - 3rd Annual Bradley University Sculpture Show
           Studios on Sheridan, Peoria, IL
2017 - Master of Arts Exhibition - Heuser Art Gallery (Bradley University), Peoria, IL

solo exhibitions

1992 - Illinois Central College, "Solo Exhibition", PAC, East Peoria, IL
2017 - Master of Arts Exhibition - Heuser Art Gallery (Bradley University), Peoria, IL

artistic commissioned work

2002 - Peoria Convention Center
Design and create an animal figure to promote the city of Peoria, Peoria, IL

2003 - 2005 Heritage Restoration and Design Inc.
Sculpted Figures and Altar pieces for various churches Peoria, IL

2004 - Designed and created logo for Borders employee T-shirts
Buchanan Center for the Arts, 64 Public Square, Monmouth, IL

artistic collaborations

2002 - Ila Munson
2013 - Nadya Warthen-Gibson

organization memberships

Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
CIAO (Central Illinios Artist Organization), Peoria, IL
CSI (Chicago Sculpture International), Chicago, IL
ISC (International Sculpture Center), Hamilton, NJ