"Si los tontos pudieron volar, entonces usted no vería el cielo."
(If fools could fly you would not see the sky.)
Spanish proverb learned when I tried to pick up a beautiful woman from Barcelona in 1975
BIOGRAPHY of KENNETH J. WOLVERTON
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Kenneth J. Wolverton was born in Pueblo, Colorado, 1944. He is an international artist who for 40 years has created Public Art. His artworks are in Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Guatemala, and America. His work has spanned murals, sculptures, performance arts, theater, movie sets and numerous writing and photo publications. He lived in Europe from 1973 to 1986.
HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
Magna Cum Laude – B.A., journalism /creative writing 2004 – University of Arizona.
Public Art, Design, Computer, Writing
Teacher, Organizer, Director
Fund Raising, Grant Writing, Journalism
2012 Mural Restoration Madrid, New Mexico
2011 Mural Collaborative Paulina School Paulina, Oregon
2010 Master class Seminar for AmeriCorps Volunteer Teachers/Alma d'Arte Charter School
2009 Masrter class Seminar for AmeriCorp Volunteer Teachers/Alma d'Arte Charter School
2008 Artist in Residence COURT YOUTH CENTER/ALMA D'ARTE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
2007 Scenic Artist ABC TV, KID NATION
2005-2006 Artist in Residence COURT YOUTH CENTER/ALMA D' ARTE CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL
2000-2004 University Student NMSU, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
1999-2002 Artist in Residence COURT YOUTH CENTER
1990-1998 Artist in Residence NEW MEXICO ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
1968-1990 Professional Artist SELF EMPLOYED
1967-1968 Artist, Illustrator U.S. ARMY
2012 Restored historic Ross Ward Mural in Madrid, New Mexico
2011 Directed community mural in country school situation in ranch country of eastern Oregon
2010 Directed Master Class with 16 adult AmeriCorps Volunteers in the technique of creating ceramic tile murals
2009 Directed 12 AMERICORPS volunteers for Alma d'Arte Charter High School, to create 3 X 100 foot ceramic mural
Returned to my studio in Cerrillos, New Mexico and created paintings, sculpture for commercial galleries.
2007 Scenic artist for mini series on ABC, working as lead artist for Roger Baer, designed and painted sets.
2005-2006 Nine months creating a ceramic tile mural in the the Historic Mesquite District of Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Honor student at University of Arizona
Graduated magna cum laude December 2004 at University of Arizona, with journalism major, creative writing minor.
Reporter and photographer for El Independiente and Cursor (U of A)
Studies with Quark, PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker and Microsoft Word
Sculpture Exhibition at Jezebel Gallery, Santa Fe.
Scholarships journalism dept. U of A, Douglas D. Martin, Hubbard/Milburn, Eugene C. Pullman and Scripps Howard.
Designed first website
Designed and created digital publications for Court Youth Center
Honor student at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
ESL class, Canutillo High School, Canutillo, TX, 4 X 24 ft.
ESL students, Juan Damian Elementary School, Canutillo, Texas. , 4 X 24 ft.
Vanguard Printing Company, 17 X 100 feet.
Domaine Peraldi Vinoble, Corsica, France, 24 X 50 ft.
Designed computer/digital photo publications for Court Youth Center
Returned to university (NMSU)
Studies with PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker and Microsoft Word
Dona Ana County Health Center, Las Cruces, NM, bas relief, 20 x 8 X 60 ft.
Hogar de Ninos, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, 8 X 72 ft.
Canutillo Cultural Center, Canutillo, TX , 8X16 ft.
Bill Childers Elementary School, Canutillo, TX, Plywood Mosaic- bas relief, 3 panels, each 8 X 8 ft.
Davenport Elementary School, Canutillo, TX, 8 X 40 ft.
Computer studies in PageMaker, Illustrator and Microsoft 2000 at Dona Ana Community College, (Las Cruces, NM)
Studies with PhotoShop, Illustrator, PageMaker and Microsoft Word
Digital Photography studies and publications
Washington Elementary School, Las Cruces, NM, (collaborative, Plywood Mosaic- bas relief, 5 X 32 ft.
Dona Ana Elementary School, Dona Ana, NM, 14 X 40 ft.
Space Allen grill And Bar, Bismarck, ND, 16 X 150 ft.
Computer training in Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, and Microsoft 2000
Mural, Vanguard Printing Company, Albuquerque, NM acrylic, 14 X 200 ft.
Sculpture and Painting Exhibition at Studio 3115, Cerrillos, NM
Sculpture, Restaurant commission, Madrid, NM
Sculpture, Raynier Estate commission, Seattle, WA
Sculpture and Paintings Exhibition, Doubletake gallery, Santa Fe
Tour of performance art in schools throughout New Mexico
Tour of performance art in 50 schools to East and West coasts
Tour of performance art in 300 schools in 17 states In the Midwest
Sculpture commissions, Maleny Folk Festival, Woodford, Australia
Sculpture for Pope’s Beatification of Australian Saint, Mary MacCullop,
Order of Saint Joseph, Sydney, Australia
Santa Fe High School 14X110 ft.
Alvord Elementary School, Santa Fe, NM 12X100 ft.
Emerson Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM 8X140 ft..
Dolores Gonzales Elementary School, Albuquerque., NM 8X100 ft.
Mary Ann Binford Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM 8X80 ft.
Teen Project collaborative theater and murals, Santa Fe, NM,
Alvord Elementary School, Cafeteria Mural, Santa Fe, NM 4X200 ft.
Zia Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM 14X100 ft.
Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, interior mural on ecology, Edinburgh, Scotland. 8X24 FT
Bluff View Elementary School , Farmington, NM 8 X24 ft.
Saint Vincent Hospital, an exterior relief mural, Santa Fe, NM 8X200 ft.
Vanguard Printing Company, Albuquerque, NM 14X 200 ft.
Mesa Verde Elementary, plywood mosaic-bas relief, Farmington. NM 8X 32 ft.
Bloomfield Elementary, plywood mosaic-bas relief, Bloomfield, NM 8X 32 ft.
Saint Alice Catholic Church, plywood mosaic, Mountainair, NM 8X50 ft.
The Peoples Palace, bas relief, Glasgow, Scotland. 12 X 1000 ft.
The National Theatre London, bas relief, Glasgow Scotland, 25 X 125 ft.
Domaine Peraldi Vineyard, Ajaccio, Corsica, 24X50 ft.
Sculpture and Mural Oban Distillery, Oban, Scotland 8X60 ft.
Sculpture Carrickferrgus Castle, Belfast, Ireland
1970 to 1989
Created over 100 public artworks in Europe, The Middle East and America. He has specialized in the collaborative technique involving thousands of people in his work.
In 1988 organized the first New Mexico Muralist Conference.
1983/1986 professional murals created for Domaine Peraldi Vinyards, Corsica, France.
In 1978/82 was first funded community for THEATRE WORKSHOP EDINBURGH and created the first rural Community Arts Project funded by the Scottish Arts Council, on the Isle of Arran.
In 1977 created public art in Istanbul, Turkey, and Isfahan, Iran.
Irene Oliver Lewis, Director, Court Youth Center, 402 West Court St. Las Cruces, 88005 NM
tel. 505 541 0145 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Neil Cameron, Arts Activist and Spectacle Organizer , 4 Miles Street, South Hobart, Tasmania 7004
David Harding, Professor of Art, Glasgow School of Art, First Scottish Town Artist, 12A Crown Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland G12 9ES
Tel. 141 357 9471 email email@example.com
Chrissie Orr, Muralist/ Arts Activist/Educator, 615 Cortez St. Santa Fe, NM 87501
tel. 505 699 7269 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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