Ann Savageau

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Design
One Shields Avenue
The University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
aesavageau@ucdavis.edu

EDUCATION

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Stanford University, Stanford, California, A.B. with Great Distinction

California State University, San Jose, California (Teaching Certificate)

Gesamthochschule Kassel, Kassel, Germany (studied with Hamdi el Attar)

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, Master of Fine Arts

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

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2012-14

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1978-2003

Professor Emerita, University of California, Davis

Professor, Department of Design, University of California, Davis

Associate Professor, Department of Design, University of California, Davis

Lecturer, Program in Nature and Culture Program and Art Department, University of California, Davis

Lecturer, Residential College, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

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Outstanding Paper of 2013; International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

Invited to represent University of California, Davis, at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, D.C.

Invited to create installation at SOFA, Chicago

Sustainability award, University of California Davis

Honorable Mention, 2005 National Open Exhibition, Long Beach Arts

Harmony Art Award, Environmental Art Exhibition, Gualala Art Center, Gualala, CA

Annie Award, Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, Washtenaw Council for the Arts, Ann Arbor, MI

Prize winner, Annual Membership Exhibition, Surface Design Association of Michigan

Excellence in Education Award, College of Literature, Science & Arts, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Finalist, Art Quest '88

Graduate Recognition Award, Art Department, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

A.B. with Great Distinction, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Phi Beta Kappa

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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Bags Across the Globe installation, State University of New York Fredonia

Bags Across the Globe installation, SOFA Chicago

Bags Across the Globe installation, UC Davis exhibition, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, DC

Bags Across the Globe installation, San Francisco Eco Center

Bags Across the Globe, UC Davis Design Museum, Davis, CA

At the Crossroads, installation, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Life Line, Sesnon Faculty Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Installation, Altarum International Headquarters, Ann Arbor, MI

Installation, Pfizer International Research Headquarters, Ann Arbor, MI

Life Line, Residential College/East Quad Art Gallery, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Saints and Mystics installation, Institute for the Humanities, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Earth/Works installation, Power Center for the Performing Arts, Ann Arbor, MI

Books, Memories, Reflections, Institute for the Humanities, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Armchair Traveler, Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Solo exhibition, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

Solo exhibition, Editions Gallery, Perth, Western Australia

Solo show, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI

Solo exhibition, Lincoln Community Center, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Art in the Redwoods, Gualala Art Center, Gualala, CA

Art/Science Fusion Juried Exhibition, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

Gems III Exhibition, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

IV International World Textile Art Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art (Salon Small Format Textile Art); Xalapa Veracruz, Mexico

"Suave 4" international traveling exhibition, Costa Rica and Spain

"Play Ball: The Art of America's Favorite Pastime"; Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL

ReMake It, Santa Fe Complex, Santa Fe, NM

The Consilience of Art and Science, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

SOFA Chicago 2009, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

SOFA Chicago 2008, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Baseball Show, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Spring Training, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

What Comes Around invitational show, Benicia Arts, Benicia, CA

Highlights from the Fibers Department, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

National Open Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

Environmental Art Exhibition, Gualala Art Center, Gualala, CA

Invitational Show, Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA

A Space of Her Own, Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Reaction's, Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Words Invitational, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

Canvas memorial exhibition, Detroit, MI

Art and Nature, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

The Secret Spaces of Childhood, Residential College, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Michigan Book Artists 1998 invitational exhibition, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Faculty show, Residential College/East Quad Art Gallery, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bound and Gagged book exhibition, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Intimate Bindings, Center for the Visual Arts, Lima, Ohio

The Exquisite Corpse, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Art and the Natural World, invitational, Slusser Gallery, School of Art, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Inter/Sections two-person installation, Art Gallery, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Faculty exhibition, Museum of Art, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Botanical Images, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

Four-person invitational show, The Anderson Gallery, Pontiac, MI

Annual Exhibit, Michigan Surface Design Association, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

Essence of Character, Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI

Art-Affects two-person show, Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan Surface Design Exhibition, Holland, MI

The Intimate Universe, Art Center of Battle Creek, MI

Reform Function: Costumes/Furniture, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

Women in Art: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Oakland Community College, Orchard Hills, MI

Michigan Surface Design, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

War and Peace invitational, Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

The Mask: An International Exhibition, The Farrington-Keith Creative Arts Center, Dexter, MI

Group show, Clare Spitler Works of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

Surface Designers of Michigan, County Galleria, Pontiac, MI

Fiber Celebration national exhibition, Art Link Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

Two person show, Quorum Gallery, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham, MI

Fiber Content, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

Surface Design Michigan, Wayne State University Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

Autumn Livres, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Breaking the Bindings: American Book Art Now, The University of Wisconsin, Madison

Art at Ground Zero--Artists' Statements on Nuclear War, Residential College, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, MI

Stoffwechsel K-18 International Art Exhibition, Kassel, Germany

Innovations in Fibre II, Denver, CO

Michigan Artists 80/81, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Artists' Books: An Exhibition Exploring the Form, Residential College, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Microfibers National Exhibition, Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, Cleveland, OH

Michigan Artists' Books 1980, Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI

Invitational Exhibition, Adrian College, Adrian, MI

Interweave Second Annual Fiber Arts Exhibition, Toledo, OH

Members' Juried Show, Women's Caucus for Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

National Miniature Fiber Exhibition and Traveling Show, Textile Workshops, Santa Fe, NM

Structures Invitational Exhibition, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Real Fiber Invitational Show, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Seventh Marietta College Crafts National, Marietta, OH

Third International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles, British Crafts Center, London, England

Fibers Invitational Show, Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO

The Contemporary Miniature, Union Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

Exhibition, Pontiac Center for the Arts, Pontiac, MI

Fibers at the Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

17th Annual Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland, MI

Cotton Comes Home International Competition and Traveling Show, Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi

Fibers Invitational Show, Habitat Galleries, Detroit, MI

SELECTED LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

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Invited presentation, 8th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Vancouver, Canada

Invited presentation, NorCal Reuse Alliance Summit

Invited presentation, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

Workshop on sustainability, Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia

Workshop on sustainability, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan

Invited Speaker, Sustainability Summit, University of California, Davis

Keynote Speaker, Youth Environmental Summit, Youth Peace Initiative, Fairfield, CA

Guest seminar, Design 221; Bags Across the Globe: The Designer and Environmental Activism

Design 1; presentation on creative work and teaching

"Bringing It Home: Making Sustainability a Reality for Students"; Seventh Annual UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability conference at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo

Guest lecture, Nature and Culture 1; Art and Nature in the Twenty-first Century: The Artist and Envirornmental Restoration

Guest lecture, Entomology 1; Insects, Architecture and Art: Links between the World of Insects and Humans

Guest lecture, Nature and Culture 1 Guest lecture, Nature and Culture 1; Art and Nature in the Twenty-first Century: The Artist and Envirornmental Restoration

Guest lecture, Entomology 1; Insects, Architecture and Art: Links between the World of Insects and Humans

Guest lecture, Entomology 1; Insects, Architecture and Art: Links between the World of Insects and Humans

Seminar, Dept. of Art, UCD

Seminar, Dept. of Environmental Design, UCD

Seminar, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, UCD

"Art in Response to the Environment", Art Department, Shanghai University, China

Guest lecture on Recent Work, Landscape Architecture 250, UCD

Institute for the Humanities Spring Seminar guest speaker, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Slide lecture on installation, Institute for the Humanities, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Lecture on exhibition, Institute for the Humanities, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Panelist, Buckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan

Panelist, "Perspectives on Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Positions at The University of Michigan", sponsored by the AAUP, AWC and SACUA

"My Artistic Career", Lecture Series, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Workshop on repeatable elements, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia

"Contemporary American Fiber Art", Fibre Interchange National Textile Conference, Canberra, Australia

"A Survey of International Art 1982", Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia

"Contemporary American Fiber Art", Artists of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

"A Survey of International Art 1982: Dokumenta 7 and K-18 Stoffwechsel", Handweavers Guild, Honolulu, Hawaii

"A Survey of International Art 1982: Dokumenta 7 and K-18 Stoffwechsel", Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Workshop on handmade felt, Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia

"A Survey of International Art 1982: Dokumenta 7 and K-18 Stoffwechsel", School of Art, The University of Michigan

"Works in Progress", slide show and lecture, Art Department, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

"New Perspectives in Fiber Art", Handweavers' Guild, Pontiac, MI

"Contemporary European Fiber Art", Art Department, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

"Contemporary European Fiber Art", School of Art, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"European Fiber Art of the '70's", public lecture, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

"Contemporary American Fiber Art", Zwiazek Polskich Artystow Plastykow (Union of Polish Artists), Warsaw, Poland

"Textile Objekte von Ann Savageau", public lecture, Universitat Göttingen, Germany

"Textile Objekte in der USA", public lecture, Gesamthochschule, Kassel, Germany

"Contemporary American Fiber Art", Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam, Holland

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS AUTHORED

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'Let's get personal: making sustainability tangible to students'; International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol 14 Iss: 1 pp. 15-24

Invited essay for catalog of Ignite! Museums as Catalysts for Sustainability, Arte Americas, Fresno, Ca

"Textile Waste and Sustainability: A Case Study"; Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

"Bags Across the Globe: Bagging the Waste for a Sustainable Future"; presented at "Making Futures: The Crafts in the Context of Emerging Global Sustainability Agendas"; Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, England; Sept. 2009; published in online proceedings

"Nurturing Childhood Creativity Through Nature", in Where do the Children Play?, ed. Elizabeth Goodenough, Wayne State Univ. Press, in review

"Women Lecturers in the Residential College: A Report Prepared for President James Duderstadt"

"Ann Savageau: Statement on Work", Fibre Forum, The Fibre Magazine of the Australian Region, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 23-24

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American Craft: Wasting Not: Ann Savageau; April/May 2012; pp. 62-63

Journal of Wuhan Textile University

2010"Art Hard to stomach: plastic bags that killed camel go on show"; The National newspaper, Dubai

"Found Objects, New Identity as Art", The Reporter, Oct. 20

Secret Spaces of Childhood; Elizabeth Goodenough, Ed., The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

"Books, Boxes, Bravo!", The Sacramento Bee, December 15

"A Mother's Love Expressed in Memorial Exhibit at the Porter Faculty Gallery", UC Santa Cruz Currents Online, February 18

"Life Line: A Climber's Life", The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"WTC: Reactions' Reflects Artists' Pain, Hope", The Ann Arbor News, October

"Exhibition Provides a Lifeline at Residential College", The University Record, October 1

"'Life Line: A Climber’s Life' Chronicled in Mixed Media", The Ann Arbor News, October 13

Michigan Quarterly Review, Vol. 39, No. 2 (spring), pp. 248-278

"Art and Nature", Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

"Saints and Mystics"; The Ann Arbor Observer, December

"Spiritual Journey: 2 Artists Explore Themes of Devotion", The Ann Arbor News, December 19

"Michigan Book Artists"; Harlan Hatcher Library, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"Intimate Bindings: Contemporary Book Artists Exhibition", Lima Center for the Arts, Lima, Ohio

"The Exquisite Corpse", Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

"Saints and Mystics", The University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities

Gallery Review, The Ann Arbor Observer, November

"Book 'Em: Contemporary Art Show Speaks Volumes at U-M", The Ann Arbor News, November 21

"Bound and Gagged: the Sculptural Book", Cranbrook Art Museum

"Bound and Gagged", The Detroit Free Press, June 21

"Local Artists Team Up for Dadaesque Displays in 'Exquisite Corpse'", The Ann Arbor News, February 21

"At U-M, Artists Hear Nature's Call", The Ann Arbor News, January 17

"Art/Space Takes a Bookish Look", The Lima News, February 5

"At WCC, 2 Artists Make the Most of Their Space", The Ann Arbor News, September 13

"Art with Class: U-M Faculty Shows its Stuff", The Ann Arbor News, July

"Annie Awards Salute VIP's of County Arts Scene", The Ann Arbor News, April 26

"Ann Savageau and Ted Ramsay: Distinct Visions at the Institute for the Humanities", The Ann Arbor Observer, February

"'Love and Hate': Obvious but not Banal", The Ann Arbor Observer, January

"A Quizzical Collection of 'Portraits' at AAAA", The Ann Arbor News, October 29

"Textiles Come in Many Forms at Exhibit", The Flint Journal, October 29

"Annual Spitler Exhibition Again Superb, Challenging", The Ann Arbor News, December 18

"Neo-Dada Artists Take New Directions", The Ann Arbor News, November 20

Art Now Gallery Guide, Chicago/Midwest, November

"Ann Savageau Takes It on the Road", The Michigan Daily, March 3

"Diminutive Art Fun, Thought-provoking", The Ann Arbor News, December 19

"reform function" catalog, Detroit Artists Market

Gallery review, The Ann Arbor Observer, March

"Artist Mingles Artifacts, Memories", The Ann Arbor News, February 9

Gallery Review: "War and Peace", The Ann Arbor Observer, January

Surface Design Journal; Vol.16, No. 2

"'War and Peace': Spitler Show a Timely Reminder of This Year's Extraordinary Events", The Ann Arbor News, December 29

"Spitler Show Centers on 'Heart and Soul'"; The Ann Arbor News, January 6

Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association

Fiber Content, Detroit Artists Market

ArtQuest '88/The Catalogue, Los Angeles, CA

Fibre Forum, The Fibre Magazine of the Australian Region, Vol. 3, No. 3

The Fiberarts Design Book II, Hastings House Publishers, NY

Catalog, "Breaking the Bindings: American Book Art Now", Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

"Color, Texture of Fiber Manipulated for Direct Impact", The Ann Arbor News

Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association

American Craft, February/March, Vol. 42, No. 1

Catalog, "K-18 Stoffwechsel”, Druck und Verlagshaus Thiele und Schwarz, Kassel, Germany

Catalog, "Innovations in Fiber II", Denver, CO

Catalog, "Michigan Artists 80-81", Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

Catalog, "Michigan Artists' Books", Wayne State University

"A Really Big Show of Small Stuff", The Plain Dealer, November 1

The Fiberarts Design Book, Hastings House Publishers, NY

Catalog, "Miniature Fiber Arts, A National Exhibition", Santa Fe, NM

Fiberarts, January/February, Vol. 7, No. 1

"Campus Fiber Exhibit Casts Tradition Aside"; Mt. Pleasant, MI., newspaper

Catalog, "Structures", Designworks, Providence, RI

Photo, "Gray Series: Autochthonous Forms", The Toledo Blade

Catalog, "Interweave '79", University of Toledo

Catalog, "Seventh Marietta College Crafts National"

"Loretto Fiber Art Exhibit Sleeper of the Month?", The Rocky Mountain News, April 16

COMMISSIONS and PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

For Soho Myriad Brewery, St. Louis: series of sculptures on sports theme

Banners for St. Mary's Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI

Collection, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

Collection, East Quadrangle, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Collection, The Charles Reinhart Company, Ann Arbor, MI

Collection, The Islamic School of Ann Arbor, MI