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Matthew Lamoureux Sugarman joined the faculty at Georgia State University, School of Art & Design in 1998. As an Assistant Professor of Art within the Drawing Painting and Printmaking Program he is responsible for coordinating the printmaking area.
Sugarman began his career as a West Coast artist. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cinematography from San Francisco State University, a Master of Arts Degree in Drawing and Printmaking from Humboldt State University, California and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking from Montana State University, Bozeman.
In 1984, Mr. Sugarman served as a Master Printer at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Idaho. From 1985 through 1987 he was on the faculty of Anchorage Community College and Director of the Printmaking Department for the Visual Arts Center of Alaska. His background also includes teaching Papermaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1995, and teaching monoprinting courses at the City College of San Francisco in 1998. From the fall of 1987 until the spring of 1997, Mr. Sugarman served as an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa.
Sugarman has an active exhibition schedule. He has a record of nineteen solo art exhibitions, the most recent being “Veneer”, Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999. Sugarman has received over twenty awards for his work in printmaking and drawing. These include a purchase award in the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s twelfth National Exhibition, a second place among 2,068 entries in the Greater Midwest International, and an award of excellence and two purchase awards for the North Shore Art League Midwest Print Show. Also notable was his inclusion in the highly competitive Third, Fourth and Fifth ROC International Biennial Print Exhibitions, Taiwan. In 1999 he exhibited in the MCNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, Shearman Fine Arts Center, Lake Charles, Louisiana; the National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition, Gromley Gallery, College of Notre Dame, Maryland; Switch, (An audio and visual situation), Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA; Columbus Museum Regional Juried Exhibition, Columbus, GA. Other recent exhibitions include: Invitational, School of Art, Art Department Gallery Vermillion, South Dakota, July 1998; Invitational, Main Street Gallery, Vermillion, South Dakota, July 1998; Drawn to Stone, Southern Graphics Council Exhibition, University of Ohio, Athens, March 1998; Faculty Exhibition, Pahelan Campus Main Gallery, City College of San Francisco, California, March 1998; Faculty Exhibition, Fort Mason Campus Gallery, City College of San Francisco, California, February 1998.
In his current work Sugarman uses a combination of 2D printmaking and mixed media techniques to create creation of artworks which evoke the visual environment of interior mental space. In 1999 the printmaking department of Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC added one of his pieces to their permanent collection.
Sugarman’s work was included in the publication Drawn to Stone, a portfolio of hand printed lithographic prints. As of December 30th 1998 the following three museums have acquired this portfolio: The Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens Ohio; The National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Florida State University Art Museum, Tallahassee. The GSU Review, Fall 1998 issue, included four full-page color images by Sugarman.
Reprinted with permission by Matthew Lamoureux Sugarman email@example.com
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