Woody Shepherd

Woody Shepherd was born March 17, 1980 in Greensboro, NC, though lived most of his childhood outside Birmingham, Alabama. He obtained a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2003), with an emphasis in painting and drawing, and a MFA from Yale University (2005) in painting and printmaking. Since 2005, Shepherd has lived in Logan, Utah, where he is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at Utah State University. Shepherd's studio is based in Logan, where he continues to work on his paintings.



EDUCATION

2005   Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT M.F.APainting and Printmaking Gloucester Landscape Award

2005 Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award
2003   Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing Honors Society

2002 Gordon-Pierce Award for Best Male Painter, Class of 2003



HONOURS AND AWARDS

2005   Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award, Yale University
2004   Painting featured on 2004 Collectors' Edition Cup, Royal Cup Coffee Co.
2004   Gloucester Landscape Award and Residency, Yale University School of Art
2003   Gordon-Pierce Award for Best Male Painter Class of 2003, Rhode Island School of Design
2003   Honors Society, Rhode Island School of Design
1998   Wheaton College Book Award for fine Arts

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2007   Painted Perceptions of Cache Valley Canyons, Woody Shepherd
2007   2007 Art Interchange, exchange exhibition of Sunhwa Arts High School and College of                         Fine Arts, Utah State University
2007   Point Suite, Art book project, AI Productions (Pending)
2007   Artist of Utah Magazine, "Nora Eccles Museum of Art" February issue
2007   NEHMA Newsletter, "Woody Shepherd- Painted Perceptions of CacheValley Canyons" Winter ​

 

NEWSLETTER

2007   Deseretnews.com, "Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art," Sunday, January 21st
2007   Salt Lake Tribune, "Cache County Paintings" January 20th issue
2007   Cache Magazine, "New exhibit is off beaten track" Logan Herold Journal, January issue
2007   Art in America, advertisement through Henoch Gallery, January issue
2007   The Village Voice, New York City Guide; Henoch Gallery
2006   Visual Design Fundamentals: A Digital Approach by Alan Hashimoto with Mike Clayton
2006   40 Years: A Dealers Collection, George Henoch Shechtman
2004   Portico Magazine, featured work, October issue

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTEMENTS

05-07  Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting, Utah State University, Logan, UT
2007   Visiting artist lecture and critique, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2005   Teaching Assistant to Katherine Kuharic in drawing,Yale University, New Haven, CT
2004   Teaching Assistant to Norm Paris printmaking,Yale University, New Haven, CT

 

"Millville Moon"

oil and acrylic on hardwood panel

214 x 158 cm

 

"Crazy Creek"

oil and acrylic on hardwood panel

173 x 120 cm

 

"Gibson Lake"

oil and acrylic on hardwood panel

201 x 185 cm

 

"Willow Valley"

oil and acrylic on hardwood panel

228 x 193 cm

 

oil and acrylic on hardwood panel

200 x 230 cm