horace farlowe

Artist's statement

My first studies in art were in a school of architecture. This introduction to art was responsible for many years of research trying to create a sculpture that is a reflection of me and not an obvious influence by others. Now I find forms related to architecture and the space that architecture defines is of primary importance to me. As with all artists, I am constantly in search of a “new” sculpture. For me change is necessary for growth in my work. This change can be instant or it can take place over a long period of time. It is not significant when we seek new directions, but it is important that we be aware that new directions are a must in art. The most essential advice anyone can give to an artist is to always “keep working.”

 

 

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Horace L. Farlowe (1933-2006)

Professor Emeritus of Art

B: February 26, 1933 – Robbins, North Carolina
D: April 8, 2006 – Durham, North Carolina





Education

1970 University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
1963–1964 East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, M.A. (Sculpture)
1961–1963 Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, NC, B.S. (Painting)
1957–1961 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (Architectural Studies)
1953–1957 United States Marine Corps
1952–1953 Appalachian State University, Boone, NC


Academic Positions

2000–2006 Professor Emeritus of Art, University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
1979–2000 Assistant professor, Tenured Associate Professor, Full Professor University of Georgia,
Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
1979 Visiting Artist, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AK
1978–1979 Artist in Residence, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC
1976–1977 Artist in Residence, Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, NC
1975–1976 Artist in Residence, Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC
1970–1975 Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
1967–1970 Assistant Professor, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
1965–1967 Assistant Professor, Bennett College, Greensboro, NC


Selected Exhibitions

2006
• Horace Farlowe, Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC, Solo exhibition
• Horace Farlowe Four Stone Sculptures, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
• Small Monuments, Galerie MK21, Hamburg, Germany, Group exhibition

2005
• Master Artist Workshop Exhibition 2005, Armory Art Center. West Palm Beach, FL
• Sculpture Downtown, Invitational, Asheboro, NC
• Small Monuments, Gallery Donkersvoort, The Netherlands, Gallery Exelmans, Belgium, Group exhibition
• Fifth Annual Florida Sculpture Competition, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
• WOW - Within Our Walls, Fourteenth Annual Exhibition, Trizec Properties, Charlotte, NC

2003
• Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Solo exhibition
• The 8th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, International traveling exhibition, 2003-2005, Sponsored by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI
• The 17th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, Juried group exhibition
• The Master Artist Workshop Exhibition, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL, Group exhibition
• Emory Chairs Project, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Group exhibition

2002
• Class Action, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL, Group exhibition
• Exposició Torre Muntadas, Barcelona, Spain, Group exhibition

2001
• Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. Solo exhibition

2000
• Suntrust Plaza Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Invitational group exhibition
• Florida Community College, Jacksonville, FL, Invitational group exhibition
• Turning Point: South 2000, Bank America Plaza, Charlotte, NC, Group exhibition
• University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program Faculty Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Group exhibition

1999
• Palazza Casali, Cortona, Italy, Group exhibition
• Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, Group exhibition

1997
• Somerhill Art Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, Paintings and sculptures, Solo exhibition
• Stone, A Group exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Group exhibition
• 94 Cups: Celebrating World Cup USA 1994, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL, Group exhibition
• 40 Years/40 Artists, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC, Group exhibition

1996
• Barton College, Wilson, NC, Paintings and sculpture, Solo exhibition

1995
• Scottish Sculpture Open 8, MacRober Art Center, University of Stiriling, Stiriling, Scotland, Group exhibition
• Scottish Sculpture Open 8, Kildrummy Castle, Kildrummy, Scotland, Group exhibition

1994
• Visual Arts Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Paintings and sculpture, Solo exhibition
• Sculpture Tour >94 – >95, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Traveling exhibition
• The Spirit of the Stone, Kennesaw State College, Marietta, GA, Group exhibition
• Selections, Peden Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Group exhibition

1993
• Georgia Marble Festival, Jasper, GA, Juried show
• Artspace/Lima, Lima, OH, Group exhibition
• Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Two person exhibition

1992
• Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Paintings and sculpture Sponsored with a grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, Two person exhibition
• The University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program Faculty Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Group exhibition
• Georgia Artist, Bryant Galleries, Atlanta, GA, Group exhibition

1991
• Craven County Arts Council Gallery, New Bern, NC, Paintings and sculpture, Solo exhibition

1989
• University of Georgia Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Group exhibition
• The Sculpture Exhibition Place, Atlanta, GA, Group exhibition
• Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, Two person exhibition
• City on a Hill: Twenty Years of Art at Cortona, Palazza Casali, Cortona, Italy, Church of San Stae, Venice, Italy, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, Group exhibition

1988
• The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AK, Group exhibition
• Northern Telecom Seventh Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Research Triangle Park, Juried show
• Albertson-Peterson Galleries, Winter Park, FL, Group exhibition

1987
• Artsplosure Sculpture, Eight Temporary Installations of Outdoor Sculpture, Raleigh, NC, Group exhibition

1986
• Fourteenth Competition for North Carolina Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, Juried show
• Gaston College, Dallas, NC, Solo exhibition
• Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, Group exhibition
• Gilliam and Peden Gallery, Raleigh, NC Two person exhibition
• Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, Faculty exhibit
• Augusta College, Augusta, GA, Two Person Exhibition
• Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro, NC, Invitational Sculpture exhibition
• Northern Telecom, Research Triangle, NC, Fifth annual exhibit of North Carolina sculpture
• Augusta College, Augusta, GA, Invitational Solo exhibition

1985
• Artist in Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

1984
• Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY, Group exhibition
• The Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA, Solo exhibition
• Gilliam and Peden, Inc., Raleigh, NC, Two Person exhibition
• University of Georgia Art Department, Athens, GA, Faculty exhibition
• The Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange, GA
• Sculpture Tour, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Invitational exhibit
• Northern Telecom Third Sculpture Exhibition, Research Triangle Park, NC, Winner of Two Purchase Awards
• Arts Festival of Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta, GA, Invitational Exhibition

1983
• University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, Invited group exhibition
• The Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA, Invited group exhibition
• Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA, University of Georgia Faculty Exhibition
• Research Triangle Park, NC, Northern Telecom’s Second Annual Exhibition of North Carolina Sculpture
• Augusta College, Augusta, GA, Invitational solo exhibition

1982
• St. John’s Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC, Solo exhibition
• Visual Arts for the Visually Handicapped, The Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA, Invitational group exhibition.
• University of Georgia Art Department, Athens, GA, Two Person Exhibition
• Research Triangle Park, NC, Northern Telecom’s First Annual Exhibit of North Carolina Sculpture
• The Georgia Marble Sculpture Competition, Jasper, GA, First Place Winner

1981
• E.R. Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey and Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC, Group exhibition
• Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC, North Carolina Masters, a three-man exhibition

1980
• Rowan Art Guild Gallery, Salisbury, NC, Third North Carolina Artists’ Invitational

1979
• Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, Invitational group exhibition
• Goldsboro Art Center, Goldsboro, NC, One Man Exhibition
• Earlham College, Richmond, IN, Sculpture for the Visually Impaired, Invitational Exhibition: Tactile Art Show

1978
• North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Collection of R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc.,
• North Carolina Artist Competition

1977
• Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Martinsville, VA, Group exhibition
• Springfest Exhibition, Greensboro, NC, Solo exhibition

1976
• Lexington Art Guild, Lexington, NC, Solo exhibition
• North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Sculpture for the Blind, Group exhibition
• University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Invitational Sculpture Exhibition

1975
• Garden Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Three Person Exhibition
• National Sculpture Competition, South Dakota State University, Brookling, SD, Finalist

1974
• Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC, Solo exhibition

1973
• Virginia Polytechnical Institute, Blacksburg, VA, Invitational Exhibition
• Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro, NC, Julius Gray Purchase Award
• Garden Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Two Person Exhibition

1972
• University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Solo exhibition
• Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro, NC, Julius Gray Purchase Award
• Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC, Art on Paper Award

1971 North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Award Winners Invitational
1970 North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Honorable Mention Award. Sculpture
1969 Newsreaders Gallery, Denver, CO, Solo exhibition
1968 Southern Colorado State University, Pueblo, CO, Group exhibition
1967 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Solo exhibition
1965 Owen Lewis Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, Group exhibition
1964 Garden Gallery, Raleigh, NC, Solo exhibition
1963 North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, Harrelson Purchase Award, Sculpture

 

Large Scale Sculpture Commissions

2002 Complex Esportiu Municipal, Barcelona, Spain, Outdoor Marble Sculpture
2001 Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Outdoor Granite Sculpture
2000 City of Wilson, NC, Outdoor marble water sculpture
2000 (Finalist) BTI Performing Arts Center, Raleigh, NC, Outdoor marble water sculpture
2000 (Finalist) The Forum, Wilmington, NC, Outdoor marble water sculpture
1999 Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Outdoor marble sculpture in a reflecting pool
1999 Elon University, Elon, NC, Outdoor marble sculpture
1997 Exploris - A Children’s Museum, Raleigh, NC, Interior marble water sculpture
1997 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens, Raleigh, NC, Polished black granite water sculpture
1995 (Finalist) Hartsfield Atlanta International Concourse “E” Competition, Atlanta, GA
1994 North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, NC, Outdoor marble sculpture
1989 Winston-Salem Outer Parkway Project, Winston-Salem, NC, Winner of competition, but insufficient funding halted completion
1986 Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC, Outdoor marble sculpture
1981 The Mitchell Company, Houston, TX, Outdoor painted cor-ten steel sculpture1980 The Landing, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Outdoor cor-ten steel sculpture
1979 Coastal Carolina community College, Jacksonville, NC, Outdoor cor-ten steel sculpture
1976 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, Concrete water sculpture
1975 Greensboro Housing Authority, Greensboro, NC, Outdoor cor-ten steel sculpture
1975 South Dakota State University, Brookling, SD, Finalist

 

Selected Permanent Collections

• City of Asheboro, Asheboro, NC
• Emory University, Atlanta, GA
• Complex Esportiu Municipal, Barcelona, Spain
• City of Wilson, Wilson, NC
• Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
• Elon University, Elon, NC
• Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Garden, Raleigh, NC
• Radford University, Radford, VA
• The Scottish Arts Council, Aberdeen, Scotland
• The North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro, NC
• North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
• Barton College, Wilson, NC
• East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
• Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC
• Southeastern community college, Whiteville, NC
• Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC
• Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
• Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
• University of Little Rock, Little Rock, AK
• Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland FL
• Mint Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
• North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
• St. Johns Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC
• The Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
• Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
• Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C
• Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC
• Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Greensboro, NC
• Greensboro Housing Authority, Greensboro, NC
• The Mitchell Company, Houston, TX
• Northern Telecom Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC
• R. J. Reynolds Industries, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC

 

Travel and Research

2003 West Palm Beach, FL, Master Artist Workshop Program
2002 Barcelona, Spain, Invited to the International Sculpture Symposium, Bowling Green, OH, Visiting Artist, Bowling Green State University
1999 Cortona, Italy, Professor in sculpture with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program.
1998 Brussels, Belgium, Video work on Oliver Strebelle, Belgium artist
1997 Cortona, Italy, Professor in sculpture with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program.
1995 Lumsden, Scotland, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Invited to the International Granite carving Symposium
1994 Zimbabwe, Africa, Produced a video on Tom Blomefield and the artists of Tengenenge Village, Zimbabwe, Africa.
1991 Cortona, Italy, Professor in sculpture with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program
1988 Cortona, Italy, Professor in sculpture with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program
1985 Cortona, Italy, Professor in sculpture with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program
1982 Cortona, Italy, Professor in sculpture with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program
1978 Carrara, Italy, Researched and worked near quarries

 

Selected Publications

Man of Stone, Athens Banner Herald, 2006.
Horace Farlowe Four Stone Sculptures, Greenville Museum of Art, 2005.
Emeritus Profile: Horace Farlowe Returns, University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art, 2003.
Art a L’Espai Public del Prat, Ajuntament del Prat Llobregat, 2002.
Contemporary Sculptors Reveal Rock’s Role in Stone, The Star Ledger, 1997.
King Memorial, The News and Record, April 6, 1997, p. B-6.
Farlowe Glides From Painting to Sculpture, Durham Herald Sun, February 7, 1997, p. 3.
Farlowe Returns to Barton for Lecture, Wilson Daily Times, November 28, 1996, p. 11A.
Horace Farlowe Interview, Interviewed by Professor William Squires, University of Georgia, 1996.
Commissions, Sculpture, 15, 1, 1996, January 1996, p.74.
Sculptor Lays Artistic Eggs, High Point Enterprise, 1994, December 26, 1994, p. 2B.
Reviews, Sculpture, 13, 3, May/June 1994, p. 70.
Profs Who Practice What They Teach, Georgia Alumni Record, 73, 2, 1994, March 1994, p. 9.
Artist Mark, The Sun Journal, April 28, 1991, p. C6.
Window work, The Sun Journal, June 19, 1989, p. B.

 

Videos

Horace L. Farlowe: A Carver of Stone, Georgia Public Television, 2000.
Winner: The Communicator Awards, Award of Distinction, 2000.
The Telly Awards, Silver Telly, 2000.

 

Gallery Representation

Joie Lassiter Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
Art Gallery, Ltd., New Bern, NC

updated 5/29/2009