Akili Ron Anderson  Curriculum Vitae 2016

5005 Illinois Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011
akiliron@hotmail.com; www.akilironanderson.com
phone/fax 202.726.7985             phone    202.246.6021

DATE OF BIRTH:  February 19, 1946, Washington, DC, USA

EDUCATION:


Howard University, Washington, DC
      School of Arts and Science,
      Division of Fine Arts, Department of Art
      (1965-69), (2005-2008) BFA, MFA

Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC (1964-65)

Cardozo High School, Washington, DC (1961-64)


SKILLS:

Design, fabrication, and installation for Public Art;
Stained Glass Windows, Sculpture, Painting, Media Arts
Computer Graphics, Printmaking, Theater Set Design, Photography
Videography and Filmmaking, Construction Trades

 
POSITIONS HELD:

Assistant Professor, Full-Time, Department of Art, Howard University, (fall 2014 to present) 
Lecturer, Full-Time, Department of Art, Howard University, (fall 2010 to spring 2014) 
Lecturer, Full-Time, Department of Art, Howard University, (spring 2009)
President and Founder (1976-Present), Akili Ron Anderson Studios, Washington, DC
Chairperson, Visual Arts Department (Sept. 1974-June, 1976)   
         Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC Public Schools
Chairperson, Visual Arts Department (Aug., 1973-Aug., 1974)
         Workshop for Careers in the Arts, George Washington University 
Co-Director, ANTX Hill Artists Workshop (1973-1983)
Filmmaking and Photography Instructor (1971-72
         Education Department, Corcoran Gallery of Art
Artist-in-Residence, DC. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (1971-72, 1972-73)
          Residency, McKinley High School, Washington, DC
Art and Social Studies Instructor (Oct., 1969-June-1971)
          Barry New School, Washington, DC
Co-Founder (Sept. 1968-2013) NationHouse Organization
          NationHouse Positive Action Center, Watoto School, Sankofa Institute
          Chair, Board of Directors, Computer Graphics Instructor
Co-Founder-Manager, "NATION – Afrikan Liberation Art Ensemble", 1968-1998
           Combined Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Poetry Performing Ensemble

PUBLIC ART CONTRACTS:

     Stained Glass

Howard University, Rankin Chapel, Washington, DC
Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Centennial Window, July 2013

Prince Georges County Courthouse, Duvall Wing, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
five windows, 2009

Columbia Heights METRO Station, Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority
(WMATA), 14th and Irving Streets, Washington, DC, “Sankofa” twenty-two windows, 2002,

Asbury Methodist Church, “Founders Window”, Washington, DC 1999

Saint Paul United Methodist Church, Oxen Hill, Maryland, sixteen windows, 1996

Howard University, Rankin Chapel “Centennial Window”, Washington, DC 1995

Union Temple Baptist Church, Washington, DC, 1992

Saint Augustine Catholic Church, “St. Augustine and St. Monica Window”, Washington, DC 1990

John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, “Rose Windows” and “Victory Skylight”
Washington, DC 1980 and 1985


     Sculpture

District of Columbia Office on Aging
2014 500 K St NE, Washington, DC 20002, 2013 to present

John A. Wilson Building (Entrance)
Executive Office of the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia, 2013

The Cherry Hill District Police Station,
The Baltimore, Md. Public Art Program, 1986

New Home Baptist Church, 1982

C & P Telephone Company, 1978

     Painting

(commission)-Imani Temple, Washington, DC, 1994

 
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

Hampton University Museum, July 9, - November 18, 2016
The New Muse, Brooklyn, NY, 1977
Miya Gallery, Washington DC, 1976
Weusi Gallery, NYC, 1975
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corp., Brooklyn, NY, 1975
Metropolitan Applied Research Center, NYC, 1975
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1973, “Paintings for Projection”
Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 1973
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1969

AfriCOBRA Exhibitions (AfriCOBRA-African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists)

AfriCOBRA Now: Works On Paper
Hearne Fine Art
June 16, 2016 - September 17, 2016
Little Rock, Ar.

AfriCOBRA Now: An Aesthetic Reflection
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture
Charlotte, NC, July 18, 2015 - December 31, 2015

AfriCOBRA: Liberated Images, February 2 - April5 2008
Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
AfriCOBRA NOW - Contemporary American Works Rooted in Africa

Hampton University Museum, February 1 - July 31, 2007

AfriCOBRA at the Ninth Zora! Festival, Eatonville, Fl., 1997

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, 1992

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC, 1990

Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Indiana, 1990

Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC 1990

Afro-American Cultural Center, Charlotte, NC 1990

Florida A&M Univ., Tallahassee, Florida, 1990

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Ga. 1990

Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC, 1990

Howard Univ. Gallery of Art,
AfriCOBRA and GROUPEFROMAJE, 1989

 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


It Takes a Nation: Art for Social Justice

   American University Museum, Washington, DC
   WITH EMORY DOUGLAS, AND THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY, AFRICOBRA,
   AND CONTEMPORARY WASHINGTON ARTISTS
   Curated by Sandy Bellamy,  September 6 through October 23, 2016 
Howard University Gallery of Art, Faculty Exhibition, 2016
Howard University Gallery of Art, Faculty Exhibition, 2015
Howard University Gallery of Art, Faculty Exhibition, 2014
The Pepco Edison Place Gallery. “From the Ashes: Rebirth of the Human Spirit”, February 2014
DC Commission on the Art and Humanities, “We Speak the Souls of Ancestors”, February 2013
Cherishing The Legacy, ARTCART: Saving the Legacy
   Corcoran-Gallery 31, 2013
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pa., Three Decades of American Printmaking:
The Brandywine Workshop, 2013
Howard University Gallery of Art, Faculty Exhibition, 2013
George Mason University, School of Art, Fairfax, Virginia, 2013
Wilmer Jennings Gallery atKenkelleba in New York City, NY, 2013
The River Districts Art Center, Sperryville, VA, 2013
Howard University Gallery of Art, Faculty Exhibition, 2012
The Hillyer Arts Space, Washington, DC, 2011
Kreeger Museum, Washington DC, February 2011, "In Unison"
Howard University Gallery of Art, Faculty Exhibition, 2011
Parish Gallery, Washington, DC, February 2 - February 28, 2007
   The Obsidian Art Glass Association (OAGA)
Howard University Gallery of Art, March 7 - May 29, 2005
   “A Proud Continuum: Eight Decades of Art at Howard University”
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2000
Anacostia Museum, Washington DC, February 1999, “Locating the Spirit”
Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Fl., 1997
The Museum of the National. Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston Mass., 1996
Howard University Gallery of Art and Fondo Del Sol, Washington DC, 1995
   "Lois Jones and her former students”
Schomburg Museum, NYC, 1995
   "Art is Service of the Lord” Calendars and Exhibits, 1993-96
FESTAC: The Festival of Black and African Cultures, Lagos Nigeria, 1977
Market Five Gallery, Washington DC, 1976
Just Above Mid-Town Gallery, NYC, 1975
University of Pennsylvania, Gallery of Art, 1975
North Carolina A&T, Gallery of Art, 1975
F. Bader Gallery, Washington DC, 1974
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pa., 1973

 
PERFORMANCE – NATION-AFRIKAN LIBERATION ART ENSEMBLE: 

Combined Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Poetry Performing Ensemble, 1968 – 1998

Multiple venues in the Washington, DC and Baltimore Md. metropolitan areas.
Howard University, Cramton Auditorium and Ira Aldridge Theater
NationHouse Positive Action Center, Washington, DC
Institute of Positive Education, Chicago, Illinois
The East, Brooklyn, NY.
FESTAC: The Festival of Black and African Cultures, National Theater, Lagos Nigeria, 1977
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pa., 1973
Nation Conference of Artists Convention, Cramton Auditorium, Howard University, c. 1970
African Heritage Studies Association Convention, Cramton Auditorium,
   Howard University, c.1969

THEATER SET DESIGN:

The Ellington Fund, Everyman Street Theater,
   Washington, DC and Lincoln Center, NYC, NY 1977-79
Morgan State University Theater, Baltimore, Maryland "Mushy Mouth", 1976
Kennedy Center- Eisenhower Theater, "Owen's Song", Washington, DC, 1975
DC. Black Repertory Theater, "Owen's Song", Washington, DC, 1974
DC. Black Repertory Theater, "The Lion and the Jewel", Washington, DC, 1974
DC Black Repertory Dance Co. Production, Washington, DC, 1974
George Washington Univ., (Design and Construction, Set Sculpture and Props)
Howard University, Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, DC, "Debut", 1969
Howard University, Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, DC,
   (co-design with Ed Love), "Tabernacle", 1969

THEATER LIGHT DESIGN:

Howard University, Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, DC, "El Hajj Malik", 1971
Howard University, Ira Aldridge Theater, Washington, DC, "Ornette", 1971

Publications:

Contemporary African American Printmakers, by Dennis Forbes – Page 26-27
Three Decades of American Printmaking: The Brandywine Workshop, 2013 - Page 218
A Proud Continuum: Eight Decades of Art at Howard University – Page 38, 74
Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings, Page 293
African American Lives - Page 475
American Legacy - Volumes 2-4 - Page 178
The International Review of African American Art - Volume 21 - Page 5, 11, 68
The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Fine Art - Page 95
Wadsworth Jarrell: The Artist As Revolutionary - Page 44
American Legacy, Volumes 2-4, Page 178

Newspaper, Magazines and Catalogs

Bison Beat – A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President
   Howard University, Volume 2 Issue 2, 2014, Page 4
Howard University Magazine, Delta Sigma Theta Stained Glass Window, 2014
Informer Newspaper, Washington, DC, May 2013
Cherishing The Legacy, ARTCART: Saving the Legacy, 2013
The Washington Post, March 2009
The Flagship Newsletter, College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University
    Spring 2008, Special Edition Page 9
Catalog Editor and Written Statement, “Setting the Pace:
    Innovators of Social Consciousness in African American Art”, Howard University Gallery of Art,
    Black Artists of DC (BADC) and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 2010
The International Review of African-American Art, “AfriCOBRA Now”, 2008
ArtSouthAfrica - Volume 7 - Page 302, 2008
Contemporary Black Biography, Page 42, 2004
The Washington Post (Front page, Metro Section, Feature) May 23, 2002
The Washington Post (Front page, Style Section, Feature) August 25, 1998
The Washington Times (Front page, Metro Section, Feature) May 16, 1998
‪Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history, Volume 1, Page 79, 1996
“Art in the Service of the Lord”: Black Christian Fine Art Calendar, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
Upscale: The Successful Black Magazine - Page 111, 1993
American Visions Magazine, December 1993
The Washington Times (Front page, Metro Section, Feature) October 19, 1990
AfriCOBRA: the first twenty years, 1990 - Page 11, 15
New Art Examiner - Volume 17 - Page 31, 1989
The Drum, Black Literary and Arts Experience, 
     University of Massachusetts, Amherst May 1988
The Howard University Magazine (Cover Article) July 1987
The ARTARY - A Black Art Journal Published by the National Conference of Artists
     (Feature) Spring 1985
The Washington Post (Religion Page) January 5, 1985
The Washington Post (Front page Style Section, Feature) October 18, 1973
School of Fine Arts Magazine, Howard University, 1968

Broadcast Media

TV Land Production, AfriCOBRA, 2013
News Channel 8, Washington DC (News), 2002
WUSA Channel 9, Washington DC (News), 2002
Channel 22 Baltimore Md. (Feature), 1998
BET Black Entertainment Television, Washington, DC, (Feature), 1998

Music Recordings (Production and Album Covers)

“Rise Vision Coming” Haki Madhubuti and Nation-African Liberation Art Ensemble
“Medasi” Haki Madhubuti and Nation-African Liberation Art Ensemble

WEB LINKS

Akili Ron Anderson, Washington, DC, Government

Bayard Rustin and James Baldwin: Freedom Fighters and Friends,

The Howard University Flagship News Letter, Spring 2008

The Howard University Department of Art

Voicing Art: Jenne Glover, From the Heart Art Gallery

Black Art in America (BAIA)

The New Times Holler, AKILI RON ANDERSON, SCULPTOR WITH A MONUMENTAL VISION

Kreeger Museum, In Unison Exhibition

Metro, Akili Ron Anderson

Tokesplace

J. Sussman, Inc.

Washington Post, Newspaper, Washington, DC,

Akili Ron Anderson's mural in the original “Punch Out”, Howard Univ., ca. 1971


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Public Art Consultant for CulturalDC and Vision McMillan on a plan for permanent
 public art at the historic McMillan Sand Filtration Site, April 2014

Panelist, James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, Howard University, Washington, DC, April 2014 

Juror, EMANCIPATION: Meditations on Freedom
    Produced by Black Artists of DC and DCAC, District of Columbia Arts Center 2013

Studio Lecture, James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, April 2013

Featured Speaker, James A. Porter Distinguished Lecture Series, March 2012
    Department of Art, Howard University

Exhibition Co-Coordinator, “Setting the Pace”, Elizabeth Catlett, Floyd Coleman,Ph.D. and
    Jeff Donaldson,Ph.D., Howard University Gallery of Fine Art, April 2010

Presenter, James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, April 2006
Presenter, James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, April 2005
Presenter, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO)
    National Public Art Conference for Transit Authorities 2004
Presenter, Howard University, Public Art Lecture Series, 2002
Juror, Howard University, Annual Student Art Exhibit, 2001
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Kennesaw State University, 1999
Presenter, James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art, April 1998
Visiting Artist fellowship, The Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 1994

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

NationHouse Organization (Co-Founder) 1968-2013

AfriCOBRA - African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, 1979 to present

AFFT – African Freedom Fund Treasury, Board Member, 1980 to present

BADC – Black Artists of DC, Board Member, 2010 to present

GABA – Golden Age of Black Art, Board Member, 2000 to present

NCA – National Conference of Artists, Member, 1970 to present

Conference Co-Chair, National Conference of Artists Convention, Washington, DC, 1990

Conference Chair, National Conference of Artists Convention, Washington, DC, 1980

 
RECOMMENDATIONS ON FILE:

Romare Bearden, Artist, 1974

Lois Jones, Artist, Educator, Howard University, 1974

Robert J. Nash, Architect, Robert J.Nash and Associates, 1983

Michael McBride, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, (METRO), 2002

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, 2003

Isham Baker, Baker Cooper & Associates, P.C., 2003

Gwendolyn Everett,PhD, Chair, Art Department, Howard University, 2009

Lauren Dugas Glover, Executive Director, Prince George's County Government,
    Art in Public Places, 2009