RICK ROTHROCK      1804 Inn Lane, Wilmington, DE  19810-4022 U.S.A    Telephone: 01-302-475-7852    e-mail: rick@rickrothrock.com  


EDUCATION:

Pelicani Blasco Studios.....................................Pietrasanta, Italy..............................Independent study1989

University of Delaware......................................Newark, DE, USA.............................Master of Fine Arts      1978

Kent State University.........................................Kent, Ohio, USA..............................Blossom Arts Program1975

Millersville State University................................Millersville, PA, USA........................Bachelor of Science in Education  1972    



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Instructor - Stone Carving 2017...................................California Sculptors Symposium...............................Cambria, CA, USA

Instructor - Stone Carving............................................Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........................West Rutland, VT, USA

Curator - Sculptfest 2011 “Forces of Nature”...............Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........................West Rutland, VT, USA

Instructor - Monumental Concepts, 2011.....................Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........................West Rutland, VT, USA

Instructor - Open Stone Symposium 2009-2012..........Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........................West Rutland, VT, USA

Instructor - Sculpture....................................................Continuing Education Div..University of Delaware....Newark, DE, USA

Community Arts Coordinator 1978-1981.....................The Art Studios, Absolam Jones Center  ..................New Castle County, DE, USA

Instructor: Sculpture and Photography 1978-1980......The Art Studios, Absolam Jones Center....................New Castle County, DE, USA

Pennsylvania Permanent Teaching Certificate1975

Teacher – Industrial Technology 1972-1976...............Central Columbia Middle School................................Bloomsburg, PA, USA



ART RESIDENCIES:

Artist in Residence ......................................Carving Studio and Sculpture Center...............West Rutland, Vermont (2012-2015)

“Marble Carving Symposium 2010”.............NEA/CSSC matching grant...............................West Rutland, Vermont (2010)

ScupltFest ’08........................................................................................................................West Rutland, Vermont (2008)

Invited Artist: “10th International Sculpture Symposium” ......................................................Borkel en Schaft, The Netherlands(2008)

"Milseberg Basalt Symposium”.................Vondereau Museum.............................................Fulda, Germany (2001)

Delaware Arts in Education Program.....................................................................................Wilmington, DE, USA (1993-1994)

Connemara Sculpture Center................................................................................................Dallas TX, USA (1988)

City of Wilmington Parks Program.........................................................................................Wilmington, DE, USA (1986)

Pennsylvania State Farm Museum: Resident Blacksmith......................................................Lancaster PA, USA (1970-1972)



SELECTED COMMISSIONS / COLLECTIONS :

“Arden Oculus”...........................................Gild Hall,MoonLight Theater.................................Village of Arden, DE, USA “Cornerstone” ............................................NAHB Headquarters.............................................Washington, DC USA

“Eastern Portal” ........................................Somersby’s Landing Sculpture Park .....................Newburyport,MA, USA

“Oculus”......................................................Giorgetti Park........................................................Rutland, Vermont, USA

“Twin Obelisks for Brownie”..........Clifford Brown Greenway Park,sculpture and seating........City of Wilmington, Wilmington, DE, USA

“Reflections”..Sculptural entrance for Can-Do Boundless Playground...Delaware Rotaries/Delaware State Parks, Wilmington, DE, USA

“Rendezvous”.........................Freedom Plaza, Public Plaza Installation.....................Wilmington Arts Commission, Wilmington, DE, USA

Humanitarian of the Year Award...............Wilmington Urban League.....................................Wilmington, DE, USA

“Brandywine Overlook”..............................Alapocas Sate Park............Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, Wilmington, DE, USA

“Five Elements”...........................................DET Inc, fountain.................................................King of Prussia, PA, USA 

“Quill and Cube”..........................................Constitution Park.................................................Dover, DE, USA

“Three Mill Pylons”......................................Three Mill Road Corporate Center.......................Wilmington, DE, USA

“Bilateral Agreement” ................................Bristol Myers Squibb ............................................New Brunswick, NJ, USA

“Offspring”...................................................Bristol Myers Squibb............................................New Brunswick, NJ, USA

“Moving Mountains”.....................................Hercules Corporation...........................................Wilmington, DE USA

“Outside In”..................................................Academy of Natural Sciences..............................Philadelphia, PA, USA

“Changing Earth” exhibits............................Franklin Institute...................................................Philadelphia, PA, USA

Governor’s Awards for the Arts...................Sculpture commissioned for award......................State of Delaware, Delaware,USA

Lobby Sculpture..........................................Nations Bank........................................................Dover,DE, USA

“Sterne in Milesberg”..................................Vonderau Museum................................................Milesberg, Germany

“Moving Mountains”....................................Hercules Corporation............................................Wilmington, DE,USA



SELECTED EXHIBITS :

Rock, Paper, Scissors........................................The Art Trust.............................................................West Chester, PA, USA (2017)

SYNE Language.................................................Biggs Museum of American Art................................Dover, DE, USA (2017)

Forecast Now.....................................................Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........................West Rutland, VT, USA (2016)

Wondering Spirits...............................................Castleton Downtown Gallery.....................................Rutland, VT USA (2016)

Glimpses Over Philly..........................................MyCIO Corporate Boardroom...................................Philadelphia, PA USA (2016)

Geometry of Being.............................................Siegel JCC ArtSpace................................................ Wilmington, DE USA (2016)

Dream Streets....................................................Delaware Art Museum.............................................. Wilmington, DE USA (2015)

2013-2015 Sculpture Garden Exhibit................ Vermont State Arts Council...................................... Montpelier, Vt, USA (2013-2015)

35 Years of the DCCA: 1979-2014.................... Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts............ Wilmington, DE USA (2014)

SYNE Redux..................................................... EO Bull Gallery, West Chester University.................West Chester, PA USA (2014)

SculptFest 2013.................................................Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........................West Rutland, VT, USA(2013)

Members Show..................................................Marble Street Gallery/CSSC......................................West Rutland,VT, USA (2013)

New Work.......................................................... Community Services Bldg.........................................Wilmington,DE, USA (2013)

SYNE: An Artists Consortium............................The Art Trust..............................................................West Chester, PA USA (2012)

Fellowship Exhibition.........................................Community Services Bldg..........................................Wilmington,DE, USA (2011)

Made In Stone...................................................AFA Gallery...............................................................Scranton, PA, USA (2011)

SYNE.................................................................Gallery 919 Market....................................................Wilmington, DE, USA (2010)

Delaware Masters and Friends..........................Rehoboth Art League.................................................Rehoboth Beach, DE, USA (2010)

What The World Needs Now.............................Blue Streak Gallery....................................................Wilmington, DE, USA (2010)

Delaware By Hand Masters...............................PeninsulGallery..........................................................Lewes, DE, USA (2010)

Delaware Masters Show....................................Delaware Art Museum...............................................Wilmington, DE USA (2009)

Sculptfest ’08.....................................................Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........................West Rutland, VT, USA (2008)

New Views: Nature Captured............................Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.............Wilmington, DE, USA (2008)

Art in the 3rd Dimension....................................Louis L Redding City/County Building.......................Wilmington, DE, USA (2006)

Parallel Visions..................................................Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.............Wilmington, DE, USA (2005);

..........................................................................Vonderau Museum.....................................................Fulda, Germany (2006);

..........................................................................Community Center.....................................................Watford, England (2007);

..........................................................................Community Center.....................................................Olevano sul Tusciano, Italy (2008)

Openings...........................................................Blue Streak Gallery solo exhibit................................Wilmington, DE, USA (2004)

Expressions in Stone........................................Grounds for Sculpture, Toad Hall Gallery..................Hamilton, New Jersey, USA (2003)

Geometry of Time.............................................Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, solo exhibit......Wilmington, DE, USA (2001)

Milseberg Basalt Symposium...........................Vonderau Museum......................................................Fulda, Germany (2001)

Seven  Bridges.................................................Vonderau Museum......................................................Fulda, Germany (2000)

Insiéme.............................................................Gruppo Donatello Gallery............................................Florence, Italy (1999)

Alumnus Exhibition...........................................University of Delaware................................................Newark, DE, USA (1999)

20 X 12 Challenge Artists.................................Fleisher Art Memorial..................................................Philadelphia, PA, USA (1998)

Beyond Language............................................Delaware Art Museum.................................................Wilmington, DE, USA (1996)

.........................................................................Kalmar Lans Museum..................................................Kalmar, Sweden  (1996)

.........................................................................Watford Art Museum....................................................Watford, England  (1996)



PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

WHYY  Friday Arts Artist Interview...........................................WHYY Public Television.................................Philadelphia, PA (2016)

Dream Streets ..........................................................................Delaware Art Museum ...................................Wilmington, DE USA (2015)

Wilmington Renaissance Creative Chat ..................................Chris White Gallery .........................................Wilmington, DE (2015)

Historical Markers review .........................................................International Sculpture Magazine....................November 2014

Conversation with an Artist........................................................Delmarva Public Radio / NPR.........................2011

The Marble Symposium 2010....................book published by The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........2010

International Sister City Exhibit..................................................UDaily..............................................................Newark, DE, USA (2006)

Art Salad.......................................................Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts............................... Wilmington, DE, USA (2005)

International Residencies and Exchanges.................................Arts Summit.....................................................Dover, DE, USA (2001)

Milseberg Basalt Symposium.....................................................Vondereau Museum........................................Fulda, Germany (2001)

Cultural Exchange as a Basis for Understanding.......................Delaware Art Museum....................................Wilmington, DE, USA(1999)

"Like the Chinese, We Define Ourselves in Art".........................The News Journal Papers..............................Wilmington, DE, USA(1998)

Public Art and Parks: In the Public Domain................................Alapocas State Park.......................................Wilmington, DE, USA (1998)

Exporting the Arts.......................................................................Delaware State Arts Council...........................Arden, DE, USA  (1998)

Tradition of Landscape vs. Transformation of Nature.................Artists Talk on Art – NY..................................NY, New York, USA (1993)



AWARDS :

Masters Fellowship, 2011.......................................................................Delaware State Arts Council......................Wilmington, DE, USA

Christi Award----”Outstanding Achievement as an Artist”, 2009................Christina Cultural Arts Center.................Wilmington, DE, USA

“10th International Sculpture Symposium” --Finalist, 2008...................................................................Borkel en Schaft, The Netherlands

Xi’an, China : Arts  Ambassador  Award, 1998...............Delaware State Arts Council, People to People International...........Xi’an, China

Challenge Exhibit Award, 1979......................................Fleisher Art Memorial - Philadelphia Art Museum..............Philadelphia, PA, USA

Established Artist Award, 1983.................................................................Delaware State Arts Council.....................Wilmington, DE, USA

50 People to watch in 1988.......................................................................Delaware Today  Magazine......................Wilmington, DE, USA



PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

The Schist and the Marble....................................................... Vermont Art Guide .........................................September 2016

WHYY  Friday Arts Artist Interview...........................................WHYY Public Television.................................Philadelphia, PA (2016)

Dream Streets ..........................................................................Delaware Art Museum ...................................Wilmington, DE USA (2015)

Wilmington Renaissance Creative Chat ..................................Chris White Gallery .........................................Wilmington, DE (2015)

Historical Markers review .........................................................International Sculpture Magazine....................November 2014

Conversation with an Artist........................................................Delmarva Public Radio / NPR.........................2011

The Marble Symposium 2010....................book published by The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center........2010

International Sister City Exhibit..................................................UDaily..............................................................Newark, DE, USA (2006)

Art Salad.......................................................Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts............................... Wilmington, DE, USA (2005)

International Residencies and Exchanges.................................Arts Summit.....................................................Dover, DE, USA (2001)

Milseberg Basalt Symposium.....................................................Vondereau Museum........................................Fulda, Germany (2001)

Cultural Exchange as a Basis for Understanding.......................Delaware Art Museum....................................Wilmington, DE, USA(1999)

"Like the Chinese, We Define Ourselves in Art".........................The News Journal Papers..............................Wilmington, DE, USA(1998)

Public Art and Parks: In the Public Domain................................Alapocas State Park.......................................Wilmington, DE, USA (1998)

Exporting the Arts.......................................................................Delaware State Arts Council...........................Arden, DE, USA  (1998)

Tradition of Landscape vs. Transformation of Nature.................Artists Talk on Art – NY..................................NY, New York, USA (1993)



PROFESSIONAL SERVICE :

SYNE : Professional Artist Cooperative.................................. Founding Member  (1995-current)..........................Wilmington, DE, USA

Sister Cities of Wilmington...................................................... Board Member (1996-2012)....................................Wilmington, DE, USA

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts............................Founder (1978).......................................................Wilmington, DE, USA

.................................................................................................Board of directors (1978-1988)

.................................................................................................Acting Director (1979)

.................................................................................................President of the board (1986-1987)

The Art Studios, Absalom Jones Center ................................ Established “Artsquad”  Arts Events for the Public (1978-1981)

..................................................................................................................................................... New Castle County, DE, USA




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