Bio & Press

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts Degree, 2011

Indiana University – Bloomington, IN

Master’s Thesis:

Painting, Life and Relationships, May 2011.

 

Bachelor of Fine Art Degree, 2004

College for Creative Studies – Detroit, MI

 

Expertise/Professional Specialization:

Figurative painting and drawing, painting, printmaking, drawing, public arts

 

 

BIO

Joel T. Dugan received his Bachelor of Fine Art form The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2002. In 2011 Joel completed his MFA at The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art at Indianan University in Bloomington, Indiana.  Joel is an accomplished visual artist and works primarily as a painter. He has an active national exhibition record of solo and group shows and has completed many public art commissions and multiple corporate commissions for intuitions such as The Ford Motor Company and the State of Michigan. Joel also works to cultivate community interest in public art and community projects throughout the regions he has called home.

 

Joel is drawn to artists that document the human condition. He draws inspiration for his work from his life experiences as well as his interactions with interesting people. Joel currently lives with his family in Hays, Kansas where he operates his studio and is the Assistant Professor of Painting at Fort Hays State University.

 

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Paint, Prose Combine”, Post Parade, Taylor Deutscher, Fall 2013

“Volume 1, Issue 1”, Dialogist, Quarterly of Poetry and Art, February, 2013

“Community History Takes Shape in Mural” ,East Sider, Interview with J.C. Martinez and photographs of art, August 17, 2006

“Of Kings and Kingpins”, Bowlers Journal, Article review and photography of Mural at The Detroit Athletic Club

By Bob Johnson, December 2003

 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES 

“DCC Exhibit Curator Speaks of Concepts” Russell County News, June 5th, 2014, Albert Lin

“Giving Life to Art”, Dodge City Daily Globe, March 28th, 2014, Nancy Calderon

“Drawing Time” Hays Daily News, April 4th, 2014, Jolie Green

“Dugan Art”, Detroit Free Press, January 5, 2006, Exhibition Review

“Stage and Canvas”, Real Detroit Weekly, December 28, 2005, Robert deValle, Exhibition Review

“Encounters of the Art Kind”, The Naples Daily News, October 14, 2005, Janice T. Paine, Exhibition Review

“Encountering Art”, The News Press, October 14, 2005, Mary Wozniak, Exhibition Review

“Big Top C-Pop”, Real Detroit Weekly, April 3, 2003, Natalie Haddad, Exhibition Review

“C-Pop Artists Go Under the Big Top”, Detroit Free Press, March 30, 2003, Kari Guten Cohen

 

 

BLOGS

Matthew Ballou “Becoming the Student #8, Joel T. Dugan” Eikonktizo (blog), April 3rd, 2014, http://eikonktizo.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/becoming-the-student-8-joel-t-dugan/

 

Matthew Ballou “New Collaborations for 2014 ” Eikonktizo (blog), January 23, 2014, http://eikonktizo.wordpress.com/2014/01/

 

Shahzib “Joel T. Dugan” Hilarious (blog), July 18th, 2014

http://hilariousnation.blogspot.com/2014/07/joel-t-dugan.html

 

Dark Silence in Suburbia “Joel T. Dugan” Terracava (blog), July 20th, 2014

http://darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com/post/92169610677/joel-t-dugan

 

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2014   “Finding Balance”, Deines Cultural Center, Russell, KS, National Invitational Exhibition

 

2013 “Figures of the Plains”, Riney Gallery, Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS, Group Invitational Exhibition

“Plein Air”, Riney Gallery, Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS, Group Invitational Exhibition

 

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS/VISITING ARTIST/LECTURES

“Understanding the Human Condition in Modern Art” Lecture, Great Plains Art Institute, Sinte Gleska University, Mission, SD

 

“The Human Face and Form” Lecture, Presentation, Demonstration, Colby Community College, Colby, KS January 2014

 

“Components of a Portrait Lecture and Workshop”, Friends University, Wichita, KS, January, 2013

 

“Understanding the Human Condition: Revealing Archetypical Characters in Modern Art”, Lecture, Friends, University, February, 2013

 

“Practical Portfolio Preparation Lecture and Presentation”, Garden City Arts, Garden City, KS, February, 2013

 

“Joel T. Dugan Comprehensive Lecture”, Hays Arts Center, Hays, KS, March, 2013

 

“Joel T. Dugan Thesis Lecture”, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN, 2011

 

“Joel T. Dugan Letterpress Workshop and Lecture”, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, Chicago, IL, 2009

 

“Joel T. Dugan Aesthetics Lecture”, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL, 2007

 

“Joel T. Dugan Importance of Public Art Lecture”, City of Oakland Park, 3650 N.E. 12th Ave., Oakland Park, FL, 2006

 

“Joel T. Dugan Studio Arts Assessment Lecture and Presentation”, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, 2006

 

“Joel T. Dugan Aesthetics Lecture”, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2006

 

“Joel T. Dugan Arts for Percentage Adoption Lecture and Presentation”, City of Oakland Park, 3650 N.E. 12th Ave., Oakland Park, FL, 2006

 

“Joel T. Dugan Aesthetics Lecture”, Detroit Athletic Club. Detroit, MI, 2004

 

“Joel T. Dugan Comprehensive Lecture”, Michigan Capitol Building, Mackinac Room, Lansing, MI, 2002

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Juror’s Award, Annual Smoky Hill Art Competition, Hays Art Council, Hays, Kansas, 2014

 

Best in Show Award, National Juried Exhibition, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, Kansas, 2014

 

Juror’s Award, Annual Smoky Hill Art Competition, Hays Art Council, Hays, Kansas, 2012

 

Best in Show Award, National Juried Exhibition, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, Kansas, 2012

 

Henry Radford Hope, Graduate Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2009-2011

 

Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence, Detroit MI, 1998-2002

 

 

 

 

Hays, Kansas, USA

jtdugan@fhsu.edu

jtdpaint@gmail.com

+1-785-639-1859