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)



Being Humans Fellow 2012

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Penn State University

J. William Fulbright Fellow-Nigeria 2011

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.


Outstanding Graduate Sculpture Student 2009

Department of Fine Arts

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA




Assistant Professor of Art
Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS 

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

Adjunct Professor of Art
Hinds Community College
Raymond, MS


Visiting Professor of Art
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia

Visiting Professor of Art
Penn State University
University Park, PA

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

Adjunct Professor of Art
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia

Adjunct Professor of Art
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, Louisiana




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



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






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




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


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




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






Beautiful Ruins 2014


Cat Island Gallery, Pass Christian, MS




Ambient Void 2011


Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA




New Works by Phoenix Savage 2009


Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA




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






Trio- Beyond Boundaries 2015


Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA


Rising Movers and Shakers of Georgia Art Scene 2011


Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta




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




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




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






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






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






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






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






African Americans of New Orleans 2010


Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC




African Americans of Jackson 2008


Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC






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




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






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




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




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




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




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






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