Gloria Chapa artist


Gloria I. Chapa



Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
                Master of Fine Arts, August 1994.
                Concentration in Sculpture.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
                Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1990.
                Concentration in Sculpture.
The University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
                Bachelor of Science, August 1971.
                Major in Mathematics.
Exhibitions, Awards and Honors
Artomatic,  May 18- June 23, 2012,  Washington, DC.  A project sponsored by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Las Escobas, (Collaborative Community Art Work), April 1- May 5, 2005, Laredo Creative Arts Center, Laredo, Texas,
Celebracion Artes Latinas, (artist participant/curator), May 1-June 1, 2003, Art Space Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
“Un Happening”, (performance art piece/interdisciplinary), November 2000, Expocamello (Corferias Convention Center), Bogotá, Colombia.
Animals:  Through the Artist’s Eye, November 25-December 31, 1997, Astra Design Art Studios, Richmond, Virginia.
The Really Big Shoe, Mary Washington College Library, Curator, Student Sculpture Show, April 1997.
Variable Degrees: A Discourse in the Art of Casting, April-May 1997, Astra Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
Headroom, Mary Washington College Library, Curator, Student Sculpture Show, December 1996, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Sculpture Statement, Central Rappahannock Regional Headquarters Library, Curator Graduate Sculpture Show, December 1995 and May 1996, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Standing Room Only:  A Show of Chairs, October 1-28, 1995, Astra Design Art Studios, Richmond, Virginia.
New Works, September 6-October 30, 1995, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
Time Table Theorem (solo installation), RRose Amarillo Gallery, May 1995, San Antonio, Texas.
Richmond Arts Magazine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sculpture Juror, November 1994, Richmond, Virginia.
Across Borders/Sin Fronteras, The Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States (OAS), May 5-July 2, 1994, Washington, D.C.
Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, April 28-May 8, 1994, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia.
Graduate Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992-1994.
Virginia Commonwealth University Founder’s Day Exhibition, 1993 and 1994, James
Center, Richmond, Virginia.
Baja Blue Exhibit, Two Person Show, July 1990 and July 1991, in conjunction with the Blue Star Art Complex Celebration of Contemporary Art Month in San Antonio, 134 Blue Star, San Antonio, Texas.
Emerging Visions, Nine Person Show, December 1989. Business Committee for the Arts, Gallery Space, 110 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas.
Scholastic Excellence Award Exhibition, May 1989 and May 1990, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Fine Arts Building, Galleria.  Several Awards received both years for scholastic excellence and selected to display artwork at Awards Exhibition.

  Employment History

1999-2000 - Universidad Distrital Jorge Caldos, Visiting Professor, “30 Pieces/30 Days Seminar”, Bogota, Colombia.
Fall 1996/Spring 1997 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Adjunct Professor, Advanced Sculpture, Sculpture Department, Richmond, Virginia.
Fall 1995/Spring 1997 - Mary Washington College, Adjunct Professor, 2-D, 3-D, Art Department, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Fall 1995/Spring 1996 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program, Adjunct Sculpture Professor, Stafford, Virginia.
Spring 1995 - The University of Richmond, Adjunct Professor and Acting Director Sculpture Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Richmond, Virginia.
Summer 1994 -96 - Virginia Commonwealth University, Division of Continuing Studies and Public Service, Summer Series-Discovery, Artist/Instructor, Richmond, Virginia.
Fall 1990/Spring 1991 - City of San Antonio, Arts and Cultural Affairs Department, Artsteach, Visiting Artist/Instructor, San Antonio, Texas.
1979-1988 - Telecommunications Engineer, Employee of AT&T, Southwestern Bell, and Claydesta Communications, Austin and San Antonio, Texas.
1974-1979 - Research Technician, The University of Texas, Medical School, and Intenco Research, Houston, Texas.




Anderson, John. “Artomatic: Some Early Reactions.”  Washington City Paper, May 21, 2012, Washington, DC
Martin, Robert A.  “A Really Big Shoe.”   The Free Lance Star, May 2, 1997, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Mabey, Martha, “Astra Artwork Explores Highs, Lows of Cast System.” Richmond Times Dispatch,  April 10, 1997,  Richmond, Virginia.
Holman, Philip.  “Cardboard Creations.”  The Free Lance Star, December 16, 1996, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Mark St. John, Erickson. “New Definitions.”  Richmond Daily Press, 8 October 1995, Richmond, Virginia.
Goddard, Dan. “Higher Math, Art Collide.”  The San Antonio Express-News, 16 May 1995, San Antonio, Texas.
McCoy, Mary.  “Washington Sculptors Group.”  The Washington Post, 28 May 1994, Washington, D.C.
Tanguy, Sarah.  “Surprises, Pleasures of Regional Sculpture.”  The Washington Times, 12 May 1994, Washington, D.C.
Connor, Sibella.  “Sculpting a Future.”  Richmond Times-Dispatch, 25 January 1994, Richmond, Virginia.
Goddard, Dan.  “Art Watch.”  The San Antonio Express-News, 21 July 1991, San Antonio, Texas.
     0ther Activities
SCULPTURE NOW 2012 EXHIBIT,  May10 – July 13, 2012, Manager of 32 artist juried exhibit, Juror – Sarah Newman(Curator Contemporary Arts at the Corcoran), Washington, DC.
Washington Sculptors Group, Board Member, 2011-present, Washington, DC
South Eastern College Art Conference, Panelist, October 22-25, 1997, Richmond, Virginia.
1708 gallery, Artist Council Member, 1995-96, Richmond, Virginia.
Washington Sculptors Group, Active Member 1994-97, Washington, D.C.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, Summer Honors Program, Teaching Assistant, Summer Session 1990, San Antonio, Texas.
The University of Texas at San Antonio, Art Guilde, President, 1989-90, San Antonio, Texas.