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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design


Christine Zoller

OFFICE ADDRESS:
School of Art and Design: Illustration
Jenkins Fine Arts Center 1312
Mail stop no: 502 School of Art
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-1321; fax # (252)328-6441
E-Mail: zollerc@ecu.edu

 

EDUCATION:         MFA, Fiber/textiles, The University of Georgia, June - 1995

 

                                 BS, Design (Textiles), Buffalo State College, New York,

                                 December 1991

                                 Additional studies in apparel design/construction, costume design,

                                 CAD-CAM and fashion illustration

                                   

                                 Monarch Design Systems, Photoshop for Textile Designs

                                 March - 1999

 

                                 Monarch Design Systems, Point Carre, Textile Specific

                                 Software for printed and woven textiles, October 2000

 

                                 Various workshops with Ray Pierotti, Ned Wert, Libby Platus,

                                 And the “Bead Expo 2001”, May 2001, Miami, FL

 

                                 Digital Printing Workshop, NCSU, Raleigh, NC, Oct - 2002

 

                                 Opus School of Textile, Distance Education class on

                                 Surface Embellishment – ongoing

 

                                 Quilt University On-Line Classes

                                 Various classes – ongoing

 

                                 Digital Printing Workshop – Jacquard Weaving Center

                                 Asheville, NC. Scheduled August 2005

 

UNIVERISITY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

August 2003              Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, East Carolina

- Present                 University, Coordinator of Textile Program, Greenville, NC

 

August 1997              East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Assistant Professor,

- May 2003             School of Art, Coordinator of Textile Program

 

 

January 1997             Buffalo State College, NY, one-year sabbatical replacement

- May 1997             position

 

December 1996        University of Buffalo, NY, Introduction to textile course as well as

- July 1997              various workshops

 

August 1995              Visiting Assistant Professor, Head of Fiber Dept., Appalachian

- May 1996             Center for Crafts, a division of Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

 

September 1992        Buffalo State College, NY, Adjunct Professor, Apparel Design

- December 1992

 

OTHER TEACHING

ACTIVITIES (SELECTED):

 

2004 – Present          Beading technique workshops at A & A Beadery,

                                 Washington, NC.

 

2002 – Present          Beading technique workshops at Star’s Beads,

                                 Vienna, VA.

 

April 2005                 Lecture: “Constructions and Installations”, Cameron Art

                                 Museum, Wilmington, NC.

 

February 2005          Lecture on personal artwork, demonstration on silk painting,

                                 And jury of student art show, Crystal Coast Community College

                                 Wilmington, NC.

 

October 2004           Five-day workshop, “Print It, Paint It, Feel It, Love It: Exploring

                                 Printing and Painting on Silk”, Arrowmont School of Arts and

                                 Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.

 

August 2004              Five-day workshop, “Exploring Fabric Books”, Arrowmont

                                 School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.

 

May 2004                 Two-week workshop with Susan Brandeis, Professor, NCSU,

                                 “The Whole Cloth”, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.    

 

April 2004                 Two-day workshop, “Exploring Silk Painting”, and presentation

                                 Of personal work, Art Quilt Alliance, Columbus, OH

 

March 2004              Three-day workshop, “Exploring Silk Painting”, Oregon College

                                 Of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR.

 

2001 – 2003             Beading technique workshops at Fired Works Café,

                                 Greenville, NC.

 

October 2003           Five-day workshop, “Silk Painting and Quilt Making”, Nancy

                                 Crow’s Timber Frame Barn, Baltimore, OH

 

October 2003           Five-day workshop, “Exploring Silk Painting”, Arrowmont School

                                 Of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.

 

June 2003                 Two-day workshop, “Exploring Silk Painting”, and a five-day

                                 Workshop, “It’s All About the Surface”, Quilt Surface Design

                                 Symposium, Columbus, OH.    

 

January 2003             Conducted a critique of 16 fiber artist’s work at the studio

                                 Of Hollis Chatelaine, Chapel Hill, NC

 

November 2002        Workshop, “Fabric Collage”, NCAEA Staff Development

                                 Weekend, Wilmington, NC.

 

October 2002           “The Allure of Silk”, five-day workshop, Arrowmont School of

                                 Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

 

October 2002           Workshop, Pine Needle Quilters’ Guild. One-day workshop

                                 On fabric dying.

 

October 2002           Southeast Fiberart Educators Conference, Penland School of

                                 Crafts. 11 educators presented work and discuss textile issue

                                 At this first annual conference.

 

August 2002              One-day workshop and lecture on manipulating fabric for the

                                 Charlotte Quilters’ Guild


April 2002                 Elderhostel Workshop on silk Painting, Arrowmont School of

                                 Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

 

November 2001        Workshops on beading techniques, Beads, Ltd.

                                 Alexandria, VA

 

October 2001           Workshops on three beading techniques, Star’s Beads,

                                 Vienna, VA

 

August 2001              Second Summer Session, East Carolina University. Taught

                                 Art 2303, Textile Survey Course

                                   

August 2001              Workshop: “Explorations in Fabric Manipulations”, Arrowmont

                                 School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

 

June 2001                 Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Workshops on “Manipulation

                                 And Embellishment of Cloth” and “Silk Painting: Going Beyond

                                 Gutta”, Columbus, OH

 

April 2001                 Workshop: “Exploring Dye Techniques – Shibori and Beyond”,

                                 Made in the Mountains, Hendersonville, NC

 

March 2001              Workshop: “Silk Painting: Gutta and Beyond”,

                                 Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

 

February 2001          Workshop: “The Art of Japanese Resist”, Castle Creek Studios,

                                 Wilmington, NC

 

February 2001          Workshop: “Beaded Jewelry”, Art Enthusiasts and the Greenville

                                 Community through East Carolina University, School of Art,

                                 Continuing Education Program

 

October 2000           Workshop: “Painting on Silk”, Arrowmont School of Arts

                                 And Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Elderhostel Program.

 

October 2000           Workshop: “Painting on Silk”, Museum Of Birmingham,

                                 Birmingham, AL.

 

September 2000        Workshop: “Painting on Silk”, Art Enthusiasts

                                 and Greenville community through East Carolina University,

                                 School of Art, Continuing Education Program.

 

August 2000              Workshop: “Explorations In Surface Design and Fabric

                                 Manipulation”, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,

                                 Gatlinburg, TN.

 

August 2000              Workshop: “Off Loom Beading”, Appalachian Center for

                                 Crafts, Smithville, TN.

 

April 2000                 “Surtex”: ECU Textile Students were selected

                                 by competition to design the Surface Design Association

                                 booth for the Surtex Convention, Jacob Javitts Convention

                                 Center, New York, NY. Assisted students in the design

                                 process. Accompanied students to the convention and organized

                                 booth.

 

May 2000                 Workshop: “The Whole Cloth”, a collaboration with Susan

                                 Brandeis of NC State, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC                         

February 1999          Workshop: “Painting on Silk”, Pitt County Art Teachers, K-12

                                 Mandatory Visual Development Day, Epps High School,

                                 Greenville, NC

 

January 1999             Demonstration: “Painting on Silk”, Winterville Christian Church,

                                 Winterville, NC

 

October 1998           Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN - Workshop:

                                 “Painting on Silk”, Elderhostel

 

August 1998              Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN - Workshop: Surface Design Possibilities

 

June 1998                 Lecture, “Computer Technology in Surface Design”, University of

                                 Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

 

June 1998                 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC - Workshop: Ikat Weaving

 

April 1997                 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                                 Workshop: Painting on Silk (Elderhostel)

 

March 1997              Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                                 Workshop: Surface Design Possibilities

May 1996                 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                                 Workshop: Monoprinting/Stamping on Fabric


April 1996                 Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

                                 Workshop: Weaving with Paper

 

April 1996                 Abushua African Dance Group

                                 Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

                                 Instructed class in creation of dance performance costumes

 

September 1995        Artist-in-residence, Monterey Elementary School System,

- May 1996             bi-weekly workshops in fiber art, grades K through 6,

                                 Monterey, TN

 

September 1995        Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

- May 1996             Weekend Fiberart Program - grades 2 through 6

 

April 1996                 Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

                                 Workshop: Inkle Loom Weaving

 

November 1995        Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

                                 Workshop: Screen-printing on Fabric, TN High School Students

 

September 1994        The University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

- June 1995             Teaching Assistant: Introduction to textile course and studio

                                 maintenance

 

December 1994        School Art Symposium for High School Art Students

                                 The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

                                 Workshop: Screen-printing on Fabric

 

July 1994                  Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

- August 1994         Studio Assistant for textile workshops

 

April 1992                 Buffalo State College, NY, Center for Clothing for Individuals

- December 1992   with Physical Disabilities, assistant to the Director

                                 Main focus: designing clothing and conducting workshops on

                                 designing for the physically challenged.

 

April 1992                 Buffalo State College, NY, Historical Costume Shop

- December 1992    Assistant to the Director

 

July 1991                  Center for Clothing for Individuals with Physical Disabilities

- August 1991         Buffalo, NY. Conducted workshops from New York to Alaska

                                 on designing clothing for the physically challenged

 

March - 1989            Studio 601, Buffalo, NY

October 1989                     Internship: Main focus: Wearable art and clothing production

 

September 1974        Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., New York, NY and Goldome

- July 1988              Savings Bank, Buffalo, NY

Banking Officer: Responsibilities included arranging construction loan financing of hotels, office buildings, shopping centers and multi-residential dwellings. Portfolio: $750 million

 


EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED): 

 

April 2005                 “Chancellor’s Exhibition”, Faculty Exhibition at Chancellor’s

                                 Residence, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, invitational

 

March 2005              “Down East”, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC, invitational

 

November 2005        “Fine Contemporary Craft”, Artspace, Raleigh, NC, juried.

 

October 2005           “2004 Faculty Exhibition”, East Carolina University,

                                 Greenville, NC.

 

August 2005              Faculty Invitational, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,

                                 Gatlinburg, TN.

 

June 2005                 Faculty Invitational, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.

 

June 2005                 “Explorations”, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH.

 

January 2004             “Explorations”, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

 

November 2003        Faculty Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina

                                 University, Greenville, NC

 

June 2003                 “Explorations from Quilt Surface Design International”

                                 Wesserling Textile Museum, Mulhouse, France

 

April 2003                 American Craft Council’s “Spotlight 2003”

                                 Blue Spiral, Asheville, NC

 

November 2002       East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

                                 Faculty Exhibition

 

October 2002           Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,

                                 Gatlinburg, TN, Fall Faculty Invitational

 

March 2002              “Lifeline”, Kinston Council for the Arts, Kinston, NC

                                 A Multi Media Exhibition of Contemporary Women Artists

 

October 2001           East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

                                 Faculty Exhibition, Wellington B. Gray Gallery

 

August 2001              Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

                                 Gatlinburg, TN, Summer Faculty Invitational

 

May 2001                 “A Common Thread”, Wilson Art Center, Wilson, NC

                                 Works by nine regional fiber artists

 

May 2000                 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

                                 Summer Faculty Invitational.

 

August 2000              Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts,

                                 Gatlinburg, TN, Summer Faculty Invitational

 

August 2000              Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

                                 Summer Faculty Invitational

 

September 1999        Six plus One, Beaufort County Arts Center, Washington,

                                 NC


August 1999              ECU Faculty Invitation, Kreuzherrenkloster, Erkelenz,

                                 West Germany


May 1999                 Patterns, Prints, Paints and Patience, The Arts Center,

                                 Kinston, NC

 

March 1999              Converging Terrains: Gender, Environment, and Technology

                                 and the Body, Brooks Gallery, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

 

January 1999             CCA ‘99 18th Annual National Competition

                                 Kinston, NC

 

October 1998           5th Annual Juried Exhibition

                                 Rocky Mount, NC

 

October 1998           Faculty Exhibition, Gray Gallery, East Carolina University,

                                 Greenville, NC

 

June 1998                 Faculty Exhibition, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

 

May 1998                 Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

                                 Gatlinburg, TN

 

May 1998                 “Explorations and Diversities”, group show, Beaufort County Arts

                               Center, Washington, NC

 

February 1998          CCA Juried Exhibition, Kinston Arts Center, Kinston, NC

 

October 1997           Faculty Show, East Carolina University, School of Art, Gray

                                 Gallery, Greenville, NC

 

March 1997              Faculty Show, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

                                 Gatlinburg, TN

 

April 1997                 Solo exhibition at Capon Hall

                                 University of Buffalo, New York

 

December 1996        “Stacked to the Ceiling”, Impact Gallery, Buffalo, NY

                                 Exhibition of Western New York Female Artists

 

May 1996                 “Bank One”, Cookeville, TN

                                 Exhibition of middle Tennessee artists

 

April 1996                 “The Best of Tennessee Crafts”, Tennessee Association of Craft

- September 1996   Artists (TACA) 1996 Biennial Exhibition. Show traveled to:

                                 The Parthenon, Nashville, TN, Appalachian Center for Crafts,

                                 Smithville, TN and The Folk Art Center, Ashville, NC

 

January 1996             Invitational exhibit of faculty work from the Appalachian Center

                                 for Crafts at Austin Peay University

 

September 1995        “Artist’s Abound”, traveling show of faculty work from

                                 Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

                                 Exhibited Nashville Airport

 

November 1995        BASF “Fiber Fest”, juried exhibit, Dalton, GA

 

May 1995                 MFA Thesis Show, the Georgia Museum of Art, the University

                                 of Georgia, Athens, GA

 

May 1995                 Lyndon House 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens, GA

 

July 1994                  Studio Assistants Exhibition

                                 Arrowmont School of Art & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

 

October 1993           Invitational exhibition of faculty and graduate student work from

                                 The University of Georgia at Western Kentucky University,

                                 Bowling Green, KY

 

October 1993           Jasper Marble Arts Festival, Jasper, GA. Juried exhibition

 

May 1992                 Ashland Gallery, Buffalo, NY, juried exhibition

 

March 1992              Show of undergraduate work at the Upton Hall Gallery,

                                 Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

 

May 1991                 Amherst Museum, Buffalo, NY, annual exhibition of Buffalo

                                 Weavers Guild

 

May 1991                 Junior League “Designer Show House”, Buffalo, NY

 

April 1991                 “A Class Act”, fashion show featuring clothing designed for the

                                 physically challenged, Ramada Inn, Buffalo, NY



COMMISSIONS

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:


October 2000           University purchase of “Classical Vibrations”, Chancellor’s

                                 Office, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

 

October 1998           Private collection of Dr. Mary Ann Rose

                                 Nocturnal Passage

 

October 1997           Permanent collection of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts

                                 Healed by the Blues

 

April 1997                 Private collection of Adrian Turner, Ocean Springs, MS

                                 Pocket Full of Dreams


April 1997                 Private collection of Mary Birks, Memphis, TN

                                 The Motion of Music

 

May 1995                 Private collection of S. Katherine Merry, Elijay, GA

                                 Walking Bass Blues


August 1994              Commission: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

                                 Designed and created fabric for chairs for the children’s’ library

 

April 1992                 Commission: Tapestry rug 3’ by 15’ for Susan Gold, Buffalo, NY

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:


October 2003           Submitted Abstract and presented paper at the SECAC Tri-State

                                 Sculptors Conference, “New Techniques Mean New Chemical

                                 Processes – How Do We As Textile Educators Teach Students

                                 Cutting Edge Techniques and Keep Them Safe”, Raleigh, NC.

 

April 2002                 “Surface Design Journal”, Spotlight on Education, Volume 26,

                                 No. 3, Spring 2002,

 

1998 – present          Quarterly Newsletter, “Surface Design Journal”

 

June 2000                 Article for “Surface Design Journal Newsletter”. Review of                                       CITDA Symposium, “Technology for the New Millennium”,                                                    Charlotte, NC


March 1999              “Fiberarts Design Book Six”, work entitled, Classical Compliments, Fall 1999 Publication


March 1996              “President’s Annual Report”

                                 Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

                                 Work Illustrated: Music Study No. 1

 

March 1995              “Fiberarts Design Book Five”, work entitled Nocturnal Passage

 

Fall 1994                   “Surface Design Journal”, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spotlight on Education,

                                 Work illustrated: Red Hot Blues

 

AWARDS:


April 2004                 East Carolina University Scholar-Teaching Award for significant

                                 Contributions to research/creative activity and scholarship.

 

March 2002              Inclusion in the annual “Who’s Who Among America’s

2003 and 2004          Teachers”.


October 1998           “5th Annual Juried Exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky

                                 Mount, NC, 2nd place mixed media

 

May 1996                 “Bank One”, Cookeville, TN

                                 1st place prize - professional fibers

 


ART ORGANIZATIONS:


- Southeast Fiber Educators: member since 2002, attend yearly conference.

 

- Surface Design Association: Presently the Southeast Regional Representative

member since 1994

 

- Friends of Fiber International, member since 2001

 

- American Craft Council, member since 1997

 

- American Quilter’s Society, member since 1994

 

- SPIN, (Silk Painters International) member since 2002

 

- Six on the Surface, North Carolina Critique Group member since 1998