Purser Studio
 

Stuart Purser's Biography page

 

ROBERT S. PURSER

Education

  • 1990 NEH Summer Institute on architectural theory, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  • 1981 NEH Summer Seminar on American folk art and architecture, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • 1978 Ph.D. University of Oregon (dissertation on architectural education)
  • 1966 M.F.A University of Washington, Seattle (design)
  • 1962 Peace Corps training, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1962 B.A. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA (art)

Experience

  • 1966- Bellevue Community College: art professor
    • (Dept. Chair 1966-70, 1974-77, 1983-87, 95-98, Interior Design chair,1979-80.)
    • Retired from full time teaching 2000. Presently teaching part-time.
  • 1965 Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL
  • 1965-66 University of Washington, teaching assistant in design and drawing
  • 1962-64 Peace Corps, Peru: crafts development work

Select Exhibits/Awards

  • 2009 Exhibited in “Pulp Function” James Michener Museum, Doylestown PA
  • 2008  Commission for Lidgerwood Elem. School, Spokane WA (WSAC-1% for art)
    • Exhibited in “Pulp Function” Plains Art Museum,, Fargo, ND
    • Exhibited in “Pulp Function” Worcester Ctr for Craft Worcester, MA
    • Exhibited in “Pulp Function” Arts United, Fall River, MA
  • 2007 Exhibited in “Pulp Function” Fuller Craft Gallery, Brockton, MA
  • 2005 NWDC Exhibition "Looking Forward Glancing Back", Contemporary Crafts, Portland OR
    • and Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA
    • Exhibition at Kirkland Performing Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
  • 2004 Work purchased for City Hall, City of Kirkland, WA
    • Exhibiting in "The Cutting Edge" Eastside Unitarian Church, Bellevue, WA
    • Exhibiting in "Looking Forward Glancing Back," Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • 2003 Exhibited in "2+2=Art, The Art of Mathematics," Snohomish Co. Art Gallery Everett, WA
    • Northwest Designer Craftsmen Exhibit, Snohomish Co. Art Gallery, Everett, WA
  • 2002 Two works purchased for elementary school, Ranier WA (WAC)
    • Work purchased for elementary school, Rochester WA (WAC)
    • Work purchased for Harborview Hospital Burn Center, Seattle, WA
    • Exhibition "Summer Breeze" Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA
    • Exhibit of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Washington Convention Center, Seattle, WA
    • Exhibit of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Richland Art Center, Richland, WA
  • 2001 One person exhibit, Gallery Space, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
  • 2000 Work at "Romance" Exhibit at the Bainbridge Island Arts and Craft
    • Exhibit of works by Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Richland, WA
    • Invitational at Anacortes Art Festival, Anacortes WA
  • 1999 Work in NWDC Exhibit at American Art Company, Tacoma WA
  • 1997 Work purchased, Meeker Middle School, Tacoma WA (WAC)
  • 1996 Work purchased, Hilltop Elementary Addition, Edmonds, WA(WAC)
    • Work purchased, Naches Middle School Addition, Naches, WA (WAC)
    • Work purchased, Gold Bar Elementary School, Goldbar WA (WAC)
    • Work purchased, Kirkwood Elementary Addition, Toppenish, WA (WAC)
  • 1995 Snohomish Arts Council Juried Exhibition, Everett, WA
  • 1994 Commission of nine works for Evergreen Hospital, Kirkland, WA
    • Commission for three works at Group Health Hospital, Olympia, WA
    • Work chosen for four elementary schools in Washington (from WSAC Artist's Resource Bank)
    • Janet Huston Gallery, La Conner, WA
    • (NWDC Exhibit) Art Splash, Redmond, WA (3rd prize)
  • 1993  Purchase of work for Snohomish County Building, Everett, WA
    • Screams with Laughter (invitational) Bumbershoot exhibit, Seattle, WA
  • 1992  Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds, WA (1st prize, crafts)
    • Exhibition at Convergence Gallery, Twisp, WA
  • 1991 Five works purchased for University Hospital collection, Seattle, WA
    • Mercer Island Visual Arts League Exhibition, Mercer Is, WA (2nd prize, crafts)
    • Two person Exhibit (w/ Lynn DiNino) Gallery Space, Bellevue Comm. College
  • 1990  Outstanding Artist Award, Bellevue Arts Commission
    • Northwest Designer Craftsmen Exhibition, Bellevue Art Mus., Bellevue, WA
  • 1989 Washington Crafts Then and Now, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA
    • 9th International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • 1988 Solo Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • 1987 Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
  • 1986 Juried Crafts Exhibition, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • 1985 Two-person Exhibition, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
  • 1984 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Space, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA

 

Professional Organizations

  • Allied Arts of Seattle
  • Artist Trust
  • Northwest Designer Craftsmen
  • Historic Seattle (on Spring Lecture Planning committee 8 years)
  • DOCOMOMO (org. to document architecture of 1930-60's)
  • Seattle Architecture Foundation: Led over 50 tours in 15 years; developed three tours





 
Mary Purser's Biography page
 
Robert Purser
Robert Purser's Biography
Robert Purser's Resume
Robert Purser's Gallery
Contact and Links
 
all images copyright 2004,2005 Robert Purser
website design by bluMantisPhoto.com