EDUCATION

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2011

Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture)

 

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches 2008

Master of Arts (Sculpture)

 

University of Mississippi, Oxford 2001

Master of Arts (Medical Anthropology)

 

Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena 1998

Bachelor of Arts (Photography)

 

 FELLOWSHIPS

Being Humans Fellow 2012

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Penn State University

http://news.psu.edu/gallery/269781/2013/03/21/arts-and-entertainment/human-touch-project

 
J. William Fulbright Fellow-Nigeria 2011

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.

http://phoenixsavage.blog.com

 
AWARDS

Outstanding Graduate Sculpture Student 2009

Department of Fine Arts

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Assistant Professor of Art
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS 
2014-present

 
Visiting Professor of Art
Brown University
Providence, RI
2016, 2017

 
Adjunct Professor of Art
Hinds Community College
Raymond, MS
2016-present

 

Visiting Professor of Art
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia
2014


Visiting Professor of Art
Penn State University
University Park, PA
2012-2013


Visiting Professor of Art
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2011-2012


Adjunct Professor of Art
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
2010


Adjunct Professor of Art
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, Louisiana
2007-2008

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

Tougaloo College, MS 2014-Present

ART 201 Contemporary Art

ART 202 Aesthetics & Criticism

ART 311 Printmaking

ART 101 Art Appreciation

ART 221 African American Art History

ART 317 Sculpture IIl

 

 

 

Penn State University, PA

 

ART 398 Special Topics/Process Based Art 2013

 

 

 

Obafemi Awolowo University,Nigeria 2011

 

ART 470 Exhibition Practices

 

ART 450 Sculpture III

 

Advanced Metal Casting

 

ART 420 Contemporary Diaspora African Art

 

 

 

Georgia State University, GA 2010

ART 103 Three Dimensional Design

 

Northwestern State University, LA 2007-2008

 ART 1020 Sculpture I

ART 2020 Sculpture II

ART 1060 Ceramics I

 
NON-TEACHING UNIVERSITY & ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Ethnographer 2005 -2007

 

Northwestern State University

 

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs & Office of Cultural Research

 

Natchitoches, LA

 

 

 

Ethnographer 2000 -2001

 

University of Southern Mississippi

 

Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage

 

Hattiesburg, MS

 

 

 

Ethnographer 1999 -2001

 

University of Mississippi

 

Office of Rural Health and Research

 

Oxford, MS

 

 

 

Ethnographer 2004 -2011

 

Louisiana State Museum

 

New Orleans, LA

 

 

 

 

 

Art instructor 2007-2008

 

Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

 

Natchitoches, LA

 

Ethnographer 2005 -2008

 

Cane River Heritage Area Commission

 

Natchitoches, LA

 

 

 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

 

African Influences in the Art of Phoenix Savage 2015

 

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

 

 

 

Representing Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Popular Culture 2015

 

Penn State University, University Park, PA

 

 

 

FacetoFacebook Artist Talk with Phoenix Savage 2015

 

University of African Art via Center for Art of Africa and its Diasporas, University of Texas at Austin

 

Finding Your Aesthetics: The Search for Artistic Meaning in our Global Society 2015

 

Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

 

http://themuseum.org/event/finding-your-aesthetics-search-artistic-meaning-our-global-society-art-lecture-phoenix-savage

 

 

 

Art, Homelessness, and Mary Bates Neubauer: My Entrée into Digital Humanities

 

College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2015

 

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/arts/news.html

 

 

 

My Head in Nigeria: Tales of a Fulbright Fellow 2014

 

Humanities Department Mahatma Mondays, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo MS

 

 

 

A Dialogue on Human Agency: Seymour Lipton and Renee Stout 2013

 

Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, PA

 

 

 

An Invitation: Reconsidering Race 2013

 

Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, University Park, PA

 

 

 

Negotiations of an African American Artist 2010

 

Roots Symposium: Art History Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

The Evolution of Hoodoo in Mississippi and Contemporary Black Health 2002

 

Annual Conference American Anthropology Association, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

The Use of African Traditional Medicine During Slavery to the Present Among African Americans of Mississippi

 

African Traditional Medicine & Biomedicine: Accra, Ghana, West Africa 2000

 

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

Beautiful Ruins 2014

 

Cat Island Gallery, Pass Christian, MS

 

http://www.passbooksonline.com/pages/events/96/beautiful-ruins-ceramics-in-two-acts-where

 

 

 

Ambient Void 2011

 

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

New Works by Phoenix Savage 2009

 

Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

http://www.stellajonesgallery.com/html/savage/savage.html

 

 

 

Black Like Me

 

South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX 2008

 

Hanchey Gallery, Natchitoches, LA 2007

 

 

 

Aunt Jemima Redux

 

Cottonlandia Museum, Greenwood, MS 2003

 

Smith Robertson Museum, Jackson, MS 2003

 

 

 

Welcome to My World 1998

 

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

 

 

 

You Are Here 1998

 

Johnston Gallery, Itta Bena, MS

 

 

 

Journey of Transformation 1997

 

Mostly African Market, Natchez, MS

 

 

 

Blue Souls 1996

 

Java Joe Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

Trio- Beyond Boundaries 2015

 

Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA

 

http://themuseum.org/event/finding-your-aesthetics-search-artistic-meaning-our-global-society-art-lecture-phoenix-savage

 

Rising Movers and Shakers of Georgia Art Scene 2011

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta

 

http://www.mocaga.org/MoversShakers2011.html

 

 

 

Standing with Papa Legba-Vodu at the Crossroads 2011

 

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, New York

 

 

 

Ain’t I A Woman 2010

 

Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts, Brooklyn, NY

 

http://mocada.org/aint-i-a-woman/

 

 

 

Black Like Me 2009

 

Eye Drum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

Reclamation of Memory 2009

 

Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

 

 

 

Crossroads 2008

 

Meadows Museum, Shreveport, LA

 

http://www.centenary.edu/news/2008/0000008

 

 

 

Northwestern State University Faculty Exhibition 2007

 

Hanchey Gallery, Natchitoches, LA

 

 

 

 

 

Offerings 2005

 

Cane River Contemporary Artist, Badin Roque House, Cane River, LA

 

 

 

Place as Text: Visions of the Delta 2001

 

Delta State University, Cleveland, MS

 

 

 

Secular/Spiritual Identities in Blues and Art 1999

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

 

 

Big Muddy: Too Thick to Drink, Too Thin to Plow 1999

 

Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

 

 

 

Mississippi Invitational 1999

 

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS

 

 

 

Gathered Spirits 1998

 

Smith Robertson Museum, Jackson, MS

 

 

 

African Creole Presence in Mississippi & Louisiana 1998

 

Smith Robertson Museum, Jackson, MS

 

 

 

Magnifico- Art of New Mexico 1996

 

Leughan Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

 

 

US-N- R- ART 1996, 1995, 1994

 

Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM

 

 

 

New Mexico Photographers 1995

 

Edenlon Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

 

 

COMMUNITY ART PROJECTS

 

Art Instructor, Museum School 2015

 

Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

 

 

 

Project Facilitator, Human Touch Project 2012-ongoing

 

 

 

Art Instructor, Art @ Work 2010

 

Fulton County Arts, Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

Project Facilitator, Voices in Theater 2007

 

Cane River Homes for Girls, Natchitoches, LA

 

 

 

Project Facilitator, Project Exposure: This is My Natchitoches Too 2007

 

Morrison Institute of the Arts

 

 

 

Project Facilitator, Images through the Eyes of Nashville’s Community 2004

 

Village Cultural Center

 

 

 

Project Facilitator, Gyotaku printmaking workshop 2003

 

Village Cultural Center, Nashville, TN

 

 

 

Project Facilitator, Barrelas Community Video Project 1996

 

Barrelas Community Center, Albuquerque, NM

 

 

 

Project Facilitator, Connections 21 1996

 

Albuquerque Public Library, Albuquerque, NM

 

 

 

Project Photographer, New Mexico’s African American Legacy: Visible, Vital, and Valuable

 

1995

 

CATALOGS

 

In the Eye of the Muses 2012

 

Selections from the Clark Atlanta University Art Collection

 

 

 

The Blues: Secular / Spiritual Identities in the Art of Robert John Holland, Robert Ponzio, Phoenix Savage, & Renee Stout 2000

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

 

 

Invitational 1999

 

Mississippi Museum of Art

 

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

Jessica Lynn, Review, “Artist Phoenix Savage use Sculpture to Teach, Inform and Share Stories of Our History” www.zora&alice.com 2010

 

 

 

Pamela Davis-Noland, Review, “A Labor of Love-The Works of Phoenix Savage” Art Voices, October Issue no. 19 2009

 

Kim Franklin, “Review”, Art Voices, January Issue no. 1 2009

 

 

 

Maggie Martin, “At a Crossroads” The Times 2008

 

 

 

Northwestern State University, “Hello” Fine and Graphic Arts, Catalog 2008

 

 

 

Turry Flucker, “Phoenix Savage: A Savage Vision” South, Vol. 1 September/October

 

2003

 

THESIS

 

Ambient Void, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2011

 

 

 

Black Like Me, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 2008

 

 

 

The Evolution of Hoodoo in Mississippi and Contemporary Black Health, University of Mississippi

 

2001

 

BOOKS

 

African Americans of New Orleans 2010

 

Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC

 

 

 

African Americans of Jackson 2008

 

Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC

 

 

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

 

“Ifa” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA

 

2015

 

“Obeah” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA

 

2015

 

 

 

“Twins” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA

 

2015

 

“Yoruba” The Voodoo Encyclopedia: Magic, Ritual, and Religion, ABC-CLO, Santa Barbara, CA

 

2015

 

“Drapetomania” Encyclopedia of Slavery, Resistance and Rebellion. Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

 

2008

 

“Hoodoo” Encyclopedia of Mississippi, University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, MS

 

2008

 

“Hoodoo the Religion of the Blues” Encyclopedia of the Blues, Routledge Publications, NY

 

2007

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

 

International Conference on Urban Governance and Environmental Challenges in the West African Sub-Region

 

Ile-Ife, Nigeria 2011

 

Toyin Falola Annual Conference: Creativity and Cultural Expressions 2010

 

Ibadan, Nigeria

 

 

 

African Traditional Medicine & Biomedicine: Accra, Ghana 2000