CV / Resume


Russell Bellamy



MFA, Fine Arts, with a Concentration on Sculpture.

University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH.  Class of 2005.

B.A., Fine Arts, with Concentration on Traditional Media.

Minor, Communication Arts.

Georgetown College - Georgetown, Kentucky.  Class of 2002.

Solo Exhibitions

Exuviae, Russell Bellamy @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mt Dora, FL.

Russell Bellamy @ Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, FL.

Organic Mechanic: Russell Bellamy @ Art Center Sarasota, FL

Russell Bellamy @ G4 Studios, Orlando FL. 

Rigged, Russell Bellamy @ The Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta GA.

Reciprocal Action, Russell Bellamy @ Fisch Haus Gallery, Wichita, KS.

Active Optimism, Russell Bellamy @ Living Arts Meyers Gallery, Tulsa, OK.

Simple Pleasures, Russell Bellamy @ IAO’s main gallery, Oklahoma City, OK.

Russell BELLAMY at Maison Du Chevalier: Galerie D’Art Contemporain.  Carcassonne, France. 

A Fellowship of Pleasure Russell Bellamy at the Findlay Street Gallery, Cincinnati, OH,

Two or Three Person Exhibitions

Inaugural Faculty Exhibition, Kristin Michelle Mason Gallery at Beacon College, Leesburg, FL

Organic Observations, Donna Nigh Gallery, Edmond Oklahoma.

Curated by Zina Gelona.

Subtle Hues at the Lexington Public Library.  Lexington, KY. 

Busch: Performance, Installation, Sculpture and Video, Two-person show at the 840 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Art on Epson at Barney Miller’s, Lexington KY.

Group Exhibitions

2017 Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Lakeland, Fl March 2017

Razza/Corsa 2013: Artfields 2015, Lake City South Carolina

Magic : Art in Motion, OmniResort Gallery, Kissimmee, FL March 2015

NudeNite Tampa:  Dangle  Pop up gallery Ebor City, FL  March 2015

NudeNite Orlando  Dangle  Pop up gallery Orlando, FL  Feb 2015

The Writing on the Wall, Pyramid Studios Miami, FL Jan – Feb 2015

Petrodrome Derby: Russell Bellamy, Scott Michael Conard and Jordan Vinyard @ the International Symposium on Electronic Art, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Oct- Nov. 2014

Art on the Green, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, City of Winter Park, FL, Juried by Olga Viso, Director of the Walker Art Center Minneapolis, MN.  Sept 2012-March 2013.

25th Tallahassee International, Museum of Fine Art at Florida State University, Juried by Carrie Ann Baade, Meg Mitchell and Owen Mundy. Aug-Sept 2010.

Biting the Apple, IAO Gallery, OKC, OK. March, 2009.

Roseville Arts’ 32nd Annual Open Show, Blue Line Gallery, Sacramento CA, Sept-Oct, 2008.

Juried by Philip E. Linhares: Chief Curator of Art, The Oakland Museum of California.

Organics, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Riverton WY, Feb-Mar, 2008.

Curated by Nita Kehoe.

Opposites Attract- National Art Competition, The Arts Alliance Center, Houston TX. Feb-Mar, 2008.  Juried by William Stover: Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art MFA, Boston.

Kirkos: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition 2007-08, Quartz Mountain Lodge, Arts and Conference Center. Dec 07 – March 08.

Edge Art Now 2007, Mixed Media & Installation Exhibition and Competition @ IAO Gallery

Momentum Oklahoma City, January 2007.

Momentum Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. June 2006.

Not So Silent Night @ IAO Gallery. Oct. 2005.

Gloss: Fashion, Art and Design at The Mockbee, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

MFA Candidates exhibition at the Meyer Gallery, Cincinnati OH, 2004.

Codpiece installed at Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building 2002-2004.

Modern Marvels Sculpture Exhibition at the Hall and Weigh Gallery, 2003.

Juried Sculpture Exhibition at the 840 Gallery, Cincinnati OH, 2003.

Kentucky Vision: 2003, At the Governors Mansion.  2003.

Dr. Donald L. and Dorothy Jacobs Inaugural Exhibition, 2002.

Move It! Studies In Motion.  Exhibition of kinetic Art.  Dairy Barn Art Gallery, Athens Ohio. 2002. 

Juried by Sculptor Rob Fisher.

Permanent Installation of Interpretations at Hillview Baptist Church

Awards and Honors

-Featured Public Sculpture at the Mt. Dora Art Festival, Feb. 2014

-Featured Public Sculpture at the Leesburg Art Festival, March, 2014

-2013 Artist Development Grant from the United Arts of Central FL.

-Honorable Mention: 25th Tallahassee International @ The Museum of Fine Art at FSU. Juried by Carrie Ann Baade, Meg Mitchell and Owen Mundy. Aug-Sept 2010.  792 works submitted, 58 selected for exhibition.

-Michi Susan Mixed Media Award Winner: Edge Art Now 2007, Mixed Media & Installation Exhibition and Competition @ IAO Gallery

-Best in Show: Momentum Tulsa 2006

-Elected as the Graduate Student Representative on the Graduate Student Review Committee, University of Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2005.

-Nominated by University of Cincinnati for sculpture student of the year in Sculpture Magazine

-First Place Sculpture

Professional Division

Scott County Art’s Consortium, 2003, 2002.

-Honorable Mention Move It! Studies In Motion.  Exhibition of kinetic Art.  Dairy Barn Art Gallery, Athens Ohio. 2002.  Juried by Sculptor Rob Fisher.

Visiting Artist Lectures/Workshops

Artist Lecture, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mt Dora, FL. 2016

Tactile Sculpture Workshop at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Mt Dora, FL 2013.

Artist Lecture, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX, 2008.

Artist Lecture, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008.

Artist Lecture, Living Arts Gallery, Tulsa, OK, 2008.

Artist Lecture, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK, 2007.

Artist Lecture, La Maison Du Chevalier, Carcassonne, France, 2007.

Selected Collections

The City of Orlando

CSX Railroad

The Patrick Malecot Collection, Olivet France

Maison Du Chevalier Collection of Contemporary Art, Carcassonne France.

The Jean-Marc Tilcke Collection, Carcassonne France.

La Tete de L’Art Collection, Carcassone France.

Donald L and Dorathy Jacobs Collection, Georgetown KY.

Hillview Baptist Church,  Bowling Green, KY.

The collection of Joe Daun, Oklahoma City, OK.

Ashland Area Art Gallery Collection, Ashland KY.

The Dalphna Donnelly Collection, Lexington KY.

Professional Experience

Aug. 2016 – present, Department Chair: Studio Arts, Associate Professor of Art at Beacon College, Leesburg FL.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2016 Assistant Professor of Art at Beacon College, Leesburg, FL.

Facilitated the design and implementation of the Studio Art Major at Beacon College.

Designed and implemented 23 new classes within the new Studio Art Major

Served on both the Health and Wellness and Curriculum Committees.

Aug. 2009 – May 2011, Adjunct Professor at Valdosta State University, Art Department.

Feb. 2010 – 2011, Part time Instructor at Pyramid Studios. Duties include teaching art classes to adults with development disorders.

2005 – 2009 Adjunct Professor and Studio Technician at the University of Central Oklahoma. 

Helped to establish an organized and cohesive sculpture program that progressed from 3-D Design into Sculpture, Ceramics and Metal-smithing.

In charge of the upkeep and improvement of all equipment and studios, including sculpture, photography, digital printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics and metal-smithing.

Aug, 2005 – July 2009 Adjunct Professor of Sculpture, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond Oklahoma.

Served on the Exhibition Committee and director of the student gallery.

Chief Preparator for The Kirkpatrick’s African Art Collection Exhibition at the Max Chambers Library, Edmond Oklahoma, 2008.

Member of the IAO Board of Directors, 2008.

Founding member of the Curatorial committee for IAO’s West Gallery/ Project Space. 2006

Manager of Reed Gallery at DAAP, Cincinnati OH. 2003-2005.

Personal Assistant to Boris Zakic 2001-2005

Head Preparator for Headley-Whitney Museum in Lexington, KY. 2002-2003

Head Preparator for all galleries at Georgetown College including the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, the Donald L. and Dorothy Jacobs Collection: Contemporary Art and Antiquities and the Cochenour Gallery.  2002-2003

Assistant preparator for All the Queens Horses exhibition at the International Museum of the Horse.  Kentucky Horse Park, 2003.