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  Eldon L. (E. C.) Cunningham..... 

Artist's Statement

My creative works are personal, internal observations and investigations of the
travels and experiences I have had as an artist living and working in the West.
My work is an attempt to discuss personal travel, both in a literal and ethereal
spiritual sense, and how this travel or we as people are measured. These
observations are often represented with a kind of funk landscape, sometimes with
architectural elements (buildings, billboards, movie screens, etc.), in which I have
tried to communicate in what I hope is a profound, humorous, and sometimes
ironic way. Often the subject centers on art about art, social issues, western
funk icons, maps, and travel.

This particular book was made in collaboration with artist/printmaker Larry Anderson,
proprietor of Flying Circus Press then located in Vermillion, South Dakota. Larry
now teaches at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. The intention
of the book was to humorously obscure the division between fact and fiction,
establishing a guide for traveling in the West.


University of Colorado, M.F.A. 1982
Wichita State University, B.F.A. (Cum Laude) 1979
Miller Art Scholarship Recipient, 1974-1975, 1978-1979

Present Work
Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado
Professor 1997-Present
Printmaking Area Coordinator 1985-Present

Other Work
NASAD Accreditation Coordinator 2002
Department Chairman 1998-1999
Associate Professor 1992-1997
Assistant Professor 1985-1992
Instructor 1983-1985
Lithography Printer, Master Editions Ltd., Englewood, Colorado, 1982-1984
Instructor, University Without Walls Program, Loretto Heights College, Denver, Colorado, 1984
University of Colorado
Graduate Teaching Assistant in Lithography 1982
Graduate Instructor in Drawing 1980-1981
Printer for Visiting Artist Program 1981
Graduate Assistantship in Printmaking 1979-1980
Assistant in Printmaking Area Renovation 1979

Recent Publications
"Book Introduction," for Lynwood Kreneck, Printmaker, Isabelle Howe, Texas Tech University Press, March 2003
"Times, They Are A Changin," Education Article, Graphic Impressions, Journal for The Southern Graphic Council, Spring 2001
H.E.L.P., Higher Education Logic for Printmaking. E. C. Cunningham Publishers, 2000
"Letter From the President," The Journal for the Mid America Print Council, Volume 4, Issue 1, 1996
"President's Column," Journal for the Mid America Print Council, Volume 3, Issue 1, 1995

Recent Exhibitions
2004  "Mapping Destinations," One Person Exhibition, Laredo College, Laredo, Texas
           "Walking On Water," International Invitational Print Portfolio Exchange Exhibition,
            Tower Fine Arts Center, State University of New York, Brockport, New York
2003  "Faculty Exhibitions," Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver, Colorado,
            Metro Center for the Visual Arts, Denver, Colorado, 1983-2003
           "Clinton C. Cline, Forty Years of Producing and Collecting Prints," Group Curated Exhibition,
            Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2002  "1st Printmakers Invitational, Image and Meaning," Group Invitational Exhibition,
            Art Students' League and Prospect Place Galleries, Denver, Colorado
           "Side by Side Craig Marshall Smith & 12 Friends," Group Invitational Exhibition,
            Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2001  "Multiple Personalities," Group Juried/Curated Exhibition, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
            Recipient of Eagan Award For Excellence In Art, presented by Kansas Governor Bill Graves,
            Wichita Mayor Bob Knight, and Wichita State University President Don Beggs
           "Corporate Collections 2001," Group Invitational Exhibition, Republican Plaza, Denver, Colorado
           "The Sixteenth University of Dallas National Print Invitational," Group Juried/Curated Traveling Exhibition,
            Hagger Gallery, The University of Dallas, Irving, Texas;
            Texas A&M University of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas;
            Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas;
            Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas;
            Exhibition, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana, Texas;
            Midland College, Midland, Texas;
            Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas;
            Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1999-2001
2000  "Midlands Invitational 2000: Works on Paper," Group Juried/Curated Exhibition, Joslyn Art Museum

            Omaha, Nebraska

           "Invitational Print Exhibition," Tower Fine Arts Center, State University of New York, Brockport, New York
           "The West: New Ways/Old Visions," Group Invitational Exhibition, The Center for the Visual Arts, Denver,

           "3rd Biennial Contemporary Juried Print Exhibition Works From Colorado and the Seven Contiguous   

            States," Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado. Takach Press Corporation Award

In addition to the achievements noted here, Cunningham has made numerous presentations, taught many different kinds of courses, and received various grants, awards and other measures of recognition for his work.