Tonya Clay Fine Art                       

​​Curriculum Vita

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Art -    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY                
Bachelor of Fine Art-  University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign                 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


*Faculty in Studio Art and Art History: University of Tampa, Tampa FL  January 2016 to Present

*Faculty in Studio Art and Art History: State College of Florida 

Bradenton FL  

August 2011 to Present


*Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Davidson College,

Davidson, NC  

August 2006- August 2008

*Faculty in Studio Art: Ringling College of Art, Sarasota FL 

August 2002 to June 2003

*Instructor, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY

January 1998- May 1999

Courses Taught:  


Art Appreciation(W)
Form and Idea(W)
Understanding Visual Art(W)
Foundation Design(Studio)
Two-Dimensional Design(Studio)

Foundation Drawing(Studio)
Drawing I(Studio)
Figure Drawing(Studio)
Color Fundamentals(Studio)
Beginning Painting(Studio)
Figure Painting With Oils(Studio)
Sculptural Practice(Studio)


*Manager of Fine Art Gallery, Chappell Gallery,

West Chelsea Arts Building, New York, NY
October 2000- February 2002/Full Time

and continuing through March 2013 on special projects and exhibitions


*Artist/Owner of Fine Art Studio:  Tonya Clay Fine Art,

Bradenton Beach, FL   

May 2000- Present



SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant Nominee, 2010

Faculty Study and Research Grant for study in the Russian Federation,
Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Davidson College, 2007

Graduate Student Achievement Award, Stony Brook University, 2000

Dorothy Pieper Memorial Purchase Award, Stony Brook University, 2000

Stony Brook University full tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook University,

1997- 2000

Honored Student Child of University of Illinois Faculty, University of Illinois at Champaign, 1995

Dean’s List of Excellent Students Award, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 1993-1997

Art and Design Tuition Waiver Scholarship, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, 1994

 
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

Sarasota-Manatee Herald Tribune, Artist Opens up Space to Create

J. Nielsen, June 9, 2011

International Review of African American Art, 

The View From Now 

Volume 22, Number 2, Hampton University Press

March 2008

Hobart Park, by Chris Catanese, Davidson College May 2008

Davidson College Publications
A Clear View into Mind, by Toni Wynn, 2008

DavidsonNews.Net
4 minute voice Interview, by David Boraks, March 13, 2008
http://davidsonnews.net/2008/03/13/4-minute-interview-tonya-clay/

St. Petersburg Times, The State of Our Art, by Lennie Bennet,

August 1, 2004
http://www.sptimes.com/2004/08/01/Floridian/The_state_of_our_art.shtml

Tampa Museum of Art, Art Muse,

underCurrent overView, by Jill Berk Jiminez 

Summer 2004

Petersburg Times, Artful Offerings, Staff Writer, July 23, 2004
http://www.sptimes.com/2004/07/23/news_pf/Floridian/Artful_offerings_aple.shtml


Gallery North, The Other Self
http://www.keith-miller.com/curatorial/theotherself/tonya.html
2001


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS              

Tonya Clay Painting, Tonya Clay Fine Art, Bradenton FL

May 28 – June 28, 2011

Tonya Clay New Work, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade FL  

February 10-  February 27, 2010

Mindscapes in a MultiPlied Moment, Van Every Gallery,

Davidson College, Davidson NC

March 13-April 16 2008

Tonya Clay New Work, Middle Georgia College Gallery, Cochran GA 

August 27- September 29, 2007

Mindscapes, Van Every Gallery, Davidson College, Davidson NC

August 25 - September 29, 2006

Tonya Clay, Tonya Clay Fine Art, Bridge Street Bradenton Beach FL

March 2004

Untitled Drawings, Frank Melville Gallery, Stony Brook NY 

January, 2000

Birth, Conception: The Annunciation of the Last Moment, Frank Melville Gallery, Stony Brook, NY

March, 2000
                                                          

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Faculty Exhibition, Fine Art Gallery at State College of Florida State College of Florida, Bradenton FL  

January 15- March 3, 2016

Marking the Land/Scape, Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, State University of New York, Genoseo, NY
November-December, 2008
         
African American Works on Paper, Lockhart Gallery, State University of New York, Genoseo, NY
September 2- October 26, 2008

Celebration of Diversity, Edward M. Eissey Gallery, Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens FL 

January- February 11, 2008                                                         

Winter Show, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art Greensboro NC 

December 1- December 31, 2007

Director’s Choice, Peter Paul Gallery, Sarasota, FL, November 4- November 28, 2006

Junction: Process and Materials in Contemporary Painting, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York, NY

October 2-November 7, 2005

underCurrent overView, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, July- September 2004

The Big One, Art League of Manatee County, Bradenton FL 

June- July 2004

Faculty Exhibition, Ringling School of Art and Design, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL

September- October 2002

The Other Self, Gallery North, Setauket, NY, March- April, 2001

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, NY, March- April 2000


College Arts Association MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY, February 2000


SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES AND INTERVIEWS

Tonya Clay Art and Teaching, State College of Florida
Bradenton FL, March, 2016

Tonya Clay Fine Art Opening Reception, Gallery Talk, Tonya Clay Fine Art
Bradenton, FL, May, 2011

Tonya Clay New Work, Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center, Belle Glade FL  
February 10, 2010


Tonya Clay Art and Practice, Lecture/Slide Presentation, Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN, March, 2009

Celebration of Diversity, Gallery Talk, Edward M. Eissey Gallery
Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Gardens FL, January, 2008

Mindscapes in a MultiPlied Moment, Gallery Talk, Van Every Gallery
Davidson College, Davidson, NC, March, 2008

4 minute voice Interview, David Boraks, DavidsonNews.Net  March, 2008
http://davidsonnews.net/2008/03/13/4-minute-interview-tonya-clay
http://www.davidsonnews.net/media/031308TonyaClay.mp3

Tonya Clay, New Work, Gallery Talk, Middle Georgia College Gallery
Cochran, GA, August, 2007
 
Tonya Clay Retrospect in Reverse, Gallery Talk, Tonya Clay Fine Art, Bridge Street Gallery
Bradenton Beach, FL, March 2004

Untitled Drawings Process and Technique, Gallery Talk, Frank Melville Gallery
Stony Brook, NY, January, 2000

Birth, Conception, and the Annunciation of the Last Moment, Gallery Talk, Frank Melville Gallery
Stony Brook, NY, March, 2000