Hugh McPeck

EDUCATION

  • Idaho State University, Pocatello
  • MFA in Drawing and Sculpture May 1976

  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa cum Laude May 1974
  • Majors in Drawing and Sculpture

  • Art Students League, New York 1968
  • Studied Drawing and Anatomy under Robert B. Hale

  • Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Professional Arts degree 1967
  • Major in Fine Arts / Illustration

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and awarded tenure 2006

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - SCULPTURE - UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, ANCHORAGE
    Head of the university Department of Art sculpture studio;
    Instructor: 3-D design, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Sculpture, Life Drawing, Drawing for Illustration, and inter-disciplinary studies with ceramic studio. Other responsibilities include curriculum development, student advising, and BFA committee work.
    2001 to present

  • VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - SCULPTURE - UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, ANCHORAGE
    See experience and responsibilities above.
    January 1997 - 2001

  • ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
    University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Instructor: Sculpture, Beginning to Advanced Drawing, Illustration, Watercolor, Art Appreciation.
    1987 - 1997

  • ARTIST INSTRUCTOR, Instructor in residence of Alaska
    Norwich University, Vermont
    On site instructor for off campus graduate students of MFA program. Advising and mentorship.
    1985 - present

  • ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
    Mat-Su Community College, Palmer, Alaska
    Instructor: Drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, and core art classes.
    1980 - 1988

  • ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
    Anchorage Community College, Anchorage, Alaska
    Instructor: Drawing, painting, sculpture, illustration, and core art classes.
    1980-1988

  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
    Artist in Schools Program, Alaska State Council of the Arts
    Residency in drawing at four elementary schools throughout rural Alaska including Alaska Native communities. The program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts to give students an opportunity to work with professional artists.
    (1987-1988)

  • INSTRUCTOR
    Girdwood Fine Arts Camp, Girdwood, Alaska
    Taught sculpture techniques of casting, wood construction, and drawing.
    (Summers of 1992 and 1989)

  • ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR
    Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
    Taught illustration, drawing, graphic design, painting and helped initiate new graphic design program (1984)

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • JUROR of the “Winter @ the Center,” exhibition, Center for Contemporary Visual Art of Alaska (November 2004) 

  • JUROR of the 2004 Student Art Show, Idaho State University, Pocatello (February 2004)

  • GUEST ARTIST
    “Desert Iron Pour” at Arizona State University, Tempe (April 2002)

  • MEMBER OF SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR 1 PERCENT FOR PUBLIC ART
    Review proposals with community representatives and artists. Selection of final award recipients.
    (1999 - 2004)

  • MEMBER OF THE URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION, for the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska. 

    • Review and acceptance of proposals by Architects and Engineers, and ongoing review of developing stages of current working projects:
      • Girdwood Development
      • Ship Creek Development
      • Anchorage Coastal Trail
      • Anchorage International Airport
      • South Anchorage Area High School
      (1999 – 2004)

  • MEMBER OF THE ALASKA STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
    Visual Arts, Advisory Panel Member for artists’ grants and funding.
    (1997)

  • ADJUNCT FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE
    Anchorage Community College (1985 - 1986)
    University of Alaska, Anchorage (1988)
    Represented Adjunct Faculty members at faculty meetings

COMMISSIONS

  • 2002 “Raven,” design and re-install sculptures - bronze raven and stainless steel raven, 1% for Art in Public Places program, Municipality of Anchorage.

  • 1998 “Bear & Raven,” eight-foot bronze sculpture installed the summer of 2000 on the corner of 4th and E Streets, commissioned by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership.

  • 1996 “Raven House,” timber-frame sculpture installed at College Gate Elementary School, Anchorage, Alaska, 1% for Art in Public Places.

  • 1993 “Totem” outdoor sculpture installed at Benny Benson High School, Anchorage, Alaska, 1% for Art in Public Places.

  • 1988 “Raven,” cast bronze sculpture installed at Northwood Park, Anchorage, Alaska, 1% for Art in Public Places.

  • 1986 “Gateway,” hand-hewn, hand-carved timber sculpture installed at the William Park Chamberlin Equestrian Center, Anchorage, Alaska, 1% for Art in Public Places.

  • 1985 “Forest Floor,” design for textile seating upholstery in the Sydney Laurence Theater at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Anchorage, Alaska, 1% for Art in Public Places.

  • 1985 “Pedestrian Bridge,” design and construction of a 24-foot, hand-hewn timber bridge connecting O’Malley Elementary School grounds with the Anchorage municipal trail system, 1% for Art in Public Places.

  • 1985 “Companion Bridge,” sculpture to O’Malley School pedestrian bridge over Little Campbell Creek, Anchorage, Alaska, 1% for Art in Public Places.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2008-2007 Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Museum

  • 2007 Selected for “Wild en de Natuur” 28th wildlife exhibition, Netherlands.

    2007 Exhibit at ”Le Renouveau de l’Art animalier” Paris France

  • 2006 Solo show, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 2005
    “Grizzly,” bronze sculpture, selected for “Wild in de Natuur,” 27th Wildlife Exhibition, Kunsthuis van het Oosten, Enschede, Nederland (May 2005).

    Selected as “2005 Artist in Residence,” Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior (May 2005).

    The Artique, Anchorage, and Resurrection Bay Gallerie, Seward, on-going representation

  • 2004
    Solo Exhibition, “Nothing Ventured: an evolving Aesthetic,” UAA (Nov. 2004)

    Men and Their Lines,” Invitational Exhibition, Alaska Pacific University, (Nov. 2004)

    Fourth Biennial Faculty Exhibition,” UAA, (October 2004)

    South Dakota Spring, drawing, 2004 Fall Open Juried Exhibition, International Museum of the Horse, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington (September 2004)

    Halcyone, drawing, 2004 Birds in Art Exhibition, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin (September 2004).

    Liberty Bound, drawing, Alaska Juried Exhibition XXX, Anchorage Museum of History and Art (February - March 2004).

    Contemporary Visual Art of Alaska, Anchorage
        Fall Invitational Exhibition III (August - October 2004)
        Summer Invitational Exhibition (May - July 2004)
        Grand Opening Exhibition (February - April 2004)

  • 2003
    Winter Toll, watercolor, 2003 Birds in Art Exhibition, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, (September - November 2003)
    Solo Exhibition, Artique Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska (May 2003)
    Ex Libris, International Print exchange, (2003)
    Tenth Invitational Anniversary Exhibition, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, (Jan. 2003)
    Sculptural Invitational Exhibition, Decker/Morris Gallery (Feb. 2003)


  • 2002
    Little Grey Bird, bronze sculpture, Permanent Wildlife Art Collection, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
    Borderlines, National Print Invitational traveling exhibit
    In Full Bloom, Invitational, Artique Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    Spirit of Alaska: The Inner Landscape, Invitational, Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center
    Small Drawing Invitational, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage 
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Steamroller Prints Exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage
    Gala, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    3rd Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Kimura Gallery, UAA (Sept. 2002)

  • 2001
    Arctic Eyes, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    The Figure, Invitational, Artique Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    A Fish Odyssey, Invitational, Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center
    8th Invitational, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    Faculty Collects, Campus Center Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Gala, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    Wet Paint, Invitational, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    Over the Brooks Range & Down the North Slope, Group Show, Resurrection Bay Galerie, Seward, Alaska


  • 2000
    Pisces, Artique Gallery, Invitational, Anchorage, Alaska
    Faculty Exhibition, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
    Annual Invitational, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    The Lure of the Raven, Group Show, Landau-Mintz Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1999
    For the Table Top, Artique Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    1st Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Campus Center Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Annual Invitational, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    Four Voices, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    University of Alaska Faculty Show, Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
    Group Show, Valley Bronze Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon

  • 1998
    Faculty Show, Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    I’ll Show You Mine, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska
    Invitational, Resurrection Bay Galerie, Seward, Alaska
    Solo Exhibition, Harbor Side Cafe, Kodiak, Alaska

  • 1997
    Group Show, Mintz-Landau Gallery, Anchorage

  • 1996
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska Anchorage
    Solo Exhibition, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage
    Group Show, Resurrection Bay Galerie, Seward, Alaska

  • 1995
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Group Show, Encore Publications, Anchorage

  • 1994
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • 1993
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Solo Exhibition, Blaine’s Art Supply, Anchorage

  • 1992
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage
    Girdwood Art Show, Girdwood, Alaska

  • 1988 - 1991
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • 1987
    All Alaska Juried Art Show, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    Arts in Alaska,, public television documentary, Anchorage, Alaska
    Solo Exhibition, Dahl Fine Arts Center, Rapid City, South Dakota
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • 1986
    All Alaska Juried Art Show, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    Faculty Show University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • 1985
    All Alaska Juried Art Show, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    Timber Pedestrian Bridge, public television documentary, Anchorage, Alaska
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • 1983 - 1984
    All Alaska Juried Art Show, Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    Faculty Show, University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • 1981 - 1982
    All Alaska Juried Art Show, Anchorage Museum of History and Art

  • 1979 
    Group Show, Chicago Artists Guild, Chicago, Illinois

AWARDS

  • 2005
    Selected to exhibit bronze sculpture, “Grizzly,” in the “Wild in de Natuur,” 27th Wildlife Exhibition, Kunsthuis van het Oosten, Enschede, Nederland (November 2005).

    Selected as “2005 Artist in Residence,” Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior (May 2005).

  • 2004
    Selected to exhibit drawing, “South Dakota Spring,” in the 2004 Fall Open Juried Exhibition, International Museum of the Horse, Lexington; sponsored by the American Academy of Equine Art.

    Selected to exhibit drawing, “Halcyone,” in the “2003 Birds in Art,” International Exhibition, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin

  • 2003
    Selected to exhibit watercolor painting, “Winter Toll,” in the 2003 “Birds in Art” International Exhibition, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

  • 2001 - 2002
    Faculty Mini-Grant Winner, Center for Community Engagement & Learning, 
    University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • 2001
    Distinguished Teaching Award, Alumni & Friends Achievement Awards, University of Alaska, Anchorage, presented to a UAA faculty member “who has brought distinction and creativity to the classroom.”

  • 2001
    Bear and Raven Sculpture, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Merit Award,
    Urban Design Commission, Municipality of Anchorage.

ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION

  • Atelier 17 , Paris France
  • Kunsthuis van het Oosten gallery, Enschede, Nederland
  • The Artique, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Resurrection Bay Galerie, Seward, Alaska
  • Decker/Morris Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
  • The Bronze Works, Shelton, Oregon
  • Valley Bronze Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon (1999)
  • Gallery of the Southwest, Taos, New Mexico (1982-1990)

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2007
    Wild in Nature, Enchede Netherlands

  • 2005
    Negotiated copyright agreement with Media Production Associates of Anchorage for reproduction rights to “Bear and Raven” sculpture.

  • 2004 
    Published in the 2004 Edition of “Birds in Art.”

  • 2003 
    Published in the 2003 Edition of “Birds in Art.” 

  • 1996
    “Cowgirl” and “Bull Rider,” graphite drawings published on the covers of the June and September issues of the Alaska Horse Journal.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art
  • International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage
  • The Timber Framers Guild
  • Vermont Studio Center