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Kristofer M. Neely
Professor of Art at Spartanburg Methodist College

Education
Master of Fine Arts - Interdisciplinary Art       
Goddard College, Plainfield, VT                  Spring 2009 
 
Bachelor of Arts (Religion)                              
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC              Spring 2002
International Presidential Scholar, Summa Cum Laude, Honor Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa,
The Walter E. Hudgins Award for Intellectual Courage, Creativity, and Vision

Professional Experience

Professor of Art and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies                   
Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, SC                                                                        
June 2016 - Present

Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Studio Art                    
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                                                                        
August 2012 - August 2016

Owner and Creative Director                            
Wet Paint Syndrome, LLC, Spartanburg, SC                                                                        
September 2009  -  Present
Assistant Dean and Coordinator for Studio Art                    
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                                                                        
July 2011  - August 2012

Assistant Dean for Studio Art                          
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                                                                        
July 2010  -  July 2011

Executive Director of the Success Initiative                            
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                                                                        
February 2007  -  June 2010 

Director of Project Development in Student Affairs
and Assistant Director of the Success Initiative Program
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                                
July 2005 - February 2007

Director of Residence Life
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                                
July 2004 - July 2005

Special Education Teaching Assistant
Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County Schools, NC                            
December 2003- June 2004 

Upper School English Instructor (9th and 11th grade)
Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg, SC                            
July 2002 - July 2003



Judging and Curatorial Work

Ellis Hall Galleries Coordinator, Spartanburg Methodist College, August 2016 - Present
Guest Juror, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, SC, April 2016
Gallery Director, Pop-Up Gallery Nights, Spartanburg, SC, Nov. 2009 - Feb. 2011
Judge, U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Art Show (4th District- SC), April 2010
Spartanburg Artists’ Guild Gallery Selection Committee, 2009 - 2011
Commercial Gallery Representation
Vintage Warehouse, Spartanburg, SC
Wild Oats and Billy Goats, Atlanta, GA 
Wet Paint Syndrome, Spartanburg, SC
Nest Artisan Markets, Landrum, SC and Tryon, NC
Exhibitions and Community-Based Art Projects


Safety Pin Guardians
Carri Bass Gallery, Tryon, NC
Solo Exhibition
December 2016-January 2017


Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano
Collaborative Sound and Sculpture Installation with Dr. Peter B. Kay
Included in SOUND exhibition curated by Barry Jones and Michael Dickins
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, St. Augustine, FL
August 2016 - November 2016


4th Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition
Spartanburg Public Library, Spartanburg, SC
March 2016 - May 2016


Kris Neely: Angels
Ellis Hall Galleries, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition                                                                                                        
November 2015 - January 2016


3rd Annual Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition
Spartanburg Public Library, Spartanburg, SC
March 2015 - May 2015



West Main Artist Co-Op 5th Anniversary Gala 
West Main Artist Co-Op, Spartanburg, SC
March 2015

Unbounded: New Guardians by Kris Neely
The Carolina Foothills Artisan Center, Chesnee, SC
January 2015 - February 2015

Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano
Collaborative Sound and Sculpture Installation with Dr. Peter B. Kay
Included in SOUND exhibition curated by Barry Jones and Michael Dickins
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
January 2015 - February 2015

Unbounded: New Guardians by Kris Neely
The Carolina Foothills Artisan Center, Landrum, SC
November 2014 - December 2014


Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano
Collaborative Sound and Sculpture Installation with Dr. Peter B. Kay
Hub-Bub Showroom, Spartanburg, SC
November 2014

Iconic
Chapman Gallery, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition                                                                                                        
September 1 - October 15, 2014

Circumpliance: The Decomposition of the Piano
Collaborative Sound and Sculpture Installation with Dr. Peter B. Kay
Montgomery Music Building Courtyard, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
May 2014 - October 2014

A Tribute to Oakley Coburn
The Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
May 2014

Dreams and Nightmares
Installation remembering the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Slide Room Gallery, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
January 2014

Dwell With Us: New Guardians by Kris Neely
The Juice Bar Gallery, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Spartanburg, SC
December 2013 - April 2014

Swing Low: New Guardians by Kris Neely
The Bijou Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
November 2013 - December 2013

Pop-Up Gallery
Writefully His Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
Paired Exhibition with Ernest Lee and Harry Strider
November  2013 - December 2013

All Souls
The Bijou Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
Joint Exhibition with Scott Neely and Carri Bass
October 2013

The Juice Bar Opening
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
Exhibition with Connor Smith and Becca Horvath
September 2013 - November 2013

Shuttered Pasts: Snapshots Altered by Kris Neely
Wet Paint Syndrome, Spartanburg, SC
Collaboration to feature photography for ArtWalk in Spartanburg
July 2013

Seventh Annual Art and Conservation Celebration
Larkin's on the River, Greenville, SC
Charity Auction to Benefit Upstate Forever
April 30, 2013


The Wheeler Estate Sale and Folk Art Fest
The Wheeler Estate, Chapin, SC
Paired Exhibition with Ernest Lee, A.K.A "The Chicken Man"
March 8 and 9, 2013

Artists Among Us
The Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg, SC
Group Exhibition
January 2013 - March 2013

Fear Not
Cannons Elementary School Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
November 2012 - January 2013

Chapman Cultural Center Five-Year Anniversary Art Sale
Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC
Outdoor Festival
October 27, 2012

Reflections of the Spirit
West Main Artists Co-Op, Spartanburg, SC
Paired Exhibition with Chip Walters' "Applauding God"
September 2012 - October 2012

Guardian Cart
Artists' Guild of Spartanburg Studio and Garden Tour
Hatcher Gardens, Spartanburg, SC
Featured Artist Exhibition                                                                                  
May 12, 2012

Guardian Cart
Spring Fling, Spartanburg, SC
Featured Artist Exhibition                                                                                  
May 5-6, 2012

21 Artists ON Residence
Mill Street, the Northside Neighborhood, Spartanburg, SC
Collaborating Artist                                                                                
April 28, 2012
  
Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg
Upstairs Art Space, Tryon, NC
Group Show
March- April 2012

Arts with a Heart
Hub-Bub Showroom, Spartanburg, SC
Featured Artist in Fundraiser for Local Non-Profits                                                        
February 2012


Prayers for The Candidates, Prayers for My Country, Prayers for Our World
SCGOP Experience and Presidential Primary Debate, Myrtle Beach, SC
Featured Artist
January 2012

Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg
West Main Artists Co-op, Spartanburg, SC
Group Show
November 2011

Into Your Hands: Post-Modern Meditations on the Stations of the Cross
Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition: Ecclesiastical Installation                                                            
November 2011

Prayers for My Daughter
Converse College Wellness Center, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition: Interactive Installation
October 2011 - September 2013

Art Grab Bag Fundraiser
Guild Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
show  of 50 works by 50 artists
October 2011

The Prayers of the People
Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition
September 2011 - January 2012

Wet Paint Syndrome
Upstate Women’s Show, Greenville, SC
Featured Artist Exhibition                                                                                  
August 26-28, 2011

Converge
Atlanta Art Institute, Decatur, GA
Curated Exhibition Featuring: Michael Banks, Blacktop, Amy Bradford, Bailey Jack, Michael Klapthor, Chris May, Amelia Netto, Kristofer Neely, Travis Smith, Kathleen Taylor, Corinne Workmaster, and Sandy Erickson Wright
Curator: Angus Galloway
June 10 - August 8, 2011

Wet Paint Syndrome
Spring Fling, Spartanburg, SC
Featured Artist Exhibition                                                                                  
May 7-8, 2011

Wet Paint Syndrome
Upstate Spice of Life Show, Greenville, SC
Featured Artist Exhibition                                                                                  
April 28-29, 2011

Kristofer M. Neely
Wild Oats and Billy Goats Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Featured Artist Exhibition                                                                                  
February-April 2011

Into Your Hands: Post-Modern Meditations on the Stations of the Cross
Oxford Chapel, Emory University, GA
Solo Exhibition: Ecclesiastical Installation                                                            
March - April 2011

Focus on Youth
Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC
Corporate Sponsor of Juried Awards                                                      
March 2011

Mardi Gras Carnival Exhibition
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC
Featured Artist in Fundraiser for Local Healing Arts Program                                                      
March 2011

Arts with a Heart
Hub-Bub Showroom, Spartanburg, SC
Featured Artist in Fundraiser for Local Non-Profits                                                        
February 2011

College Town Faculty Show
Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
Invitational Group Show                                                      
February 2011

Great Joy! : New Guardian Paintings
Wet Paint Syndrome, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition
December 2010

Guardians by Kristofer M. Neely
Summit Hills, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition
November 2010 - January 2011

Memory Guardians
The Memory Garden, Spartanburg, SC
Guardian Installation for the Alzheimer’s Association                                                            
May 2010 - Present

Art Grab Bag Fundraiser
Guild Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
show of 50 works by 50 artists
April 2010
Painting  Demonstration: May 1, 2010

Death & Taxes
Wet Paint Syndrome, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition
April 2010

Fear Not: New Guardian Paintings
Wet Paint Syndrome, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition
December 2009

Ghost Ranch Residency
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
Invitation to paint Guardians on wood found on-site
November 2009

Studies in Place: Lumber Wrap Banners
Outdoor Installation with Recycled Lumber Wraps
Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont   August 2009
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC    October 2009

Buy Local: Independence Starts Here
Graphic Designer for Campaign Logo
Spartanburg, SC
a grassroots, underground effort to support local businesses                    
May 2009 

Guardians
Erik Hudson Neely Day Center
SPIHN (Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network), Spartanburg, SC
Guardian Installation for a homeless shelter                    
March 2009 - Present

Weeping Hearts
Open Heart House, Spartanburg, SC
Guardian Installation for a home for battered women                                                              
January 2009 - Present

PASO.BUS: The Performance Art and Science of Business
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
Team-taught undergraduate course with Dr. JIm Proctor                                                            
January 2009

We Hear the Christmas Angels Collaboration
Morningside Baptist Church, Spartanburg, SC
Ecclesiastical  Guardian Installation                                                              
December 4 - 19, 2008

life breaks open...
Artists’ Guild Gallery, Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC
Collaborative Exhibition with Scott Neely                                                              
December 1 - 29, 2008 

Winter Arts Expo
The Red Clover Gallery, Landrum, SC
Exhibiting pieces from the Guardians Installation Project
November 29 - December 24, 2008

The 35th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Spartanburg Artists’ Guild
Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC
Juror: Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier                                                                            
July 29 - October 18, 2008

SPARK! Creative Energy Parade
Giant Puppet Parade in Downtown Spartanburg, SC
Collaboration with Artist-in-Residence, Beth Nixon                                              
June 13 -19,  2008

Evolutionary Girls Club Traveling Group Show
Ladyfest, Toronto, ON,                                                                                  
Equal Grounds, Rochester, NY,
and The Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY                                                                    
May - September 2008

The Transparent Studio
Palmetto Building, Spartanburg,SC
Solo Painting Performance                                                                                      
April 12 - August 1, 2008

The Faces of Work
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC                    
Solo Life/Art Performance                                                                                      
February - June, 2008
   
Artist-In-Transit
Six-month community-based art project
throughout the city of Spartanburg, SC
August 2007- January 2008
Final Exhibition at SPARTA Bus Passenger Center                                                
January 26, 2008

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
Saluda Fine Arts, Saluda, NC
Exhibition with Philip Powell                                                                                  
December 1 -15, 2007
      
Synapses
The Showroom, Spartanburg, SC
talk20: Performance Piece                                                                                      
June 16, 2007    
    
Kristofer M. Neely: Paintings and Photographs
Spartanburg High School Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition                                                                                                        
August 22 - October 20, 2006    
    
Kristofer M. Neely: Paintings and Photographs
Chapman Gallery, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
Solo Exhibition                                                                                                        
June 16 - August 18, 2006
    
Hidden Voices: Artist-In-Residence
Piedmont Care, Inc., Spartanburg, SC
Community-based writing workshops                                                                    
January - June, 2005
(Named a S.C. DHEC Unsung Hero of the Year, 2005 for this work.)      
                                                          
Publications
The Underground Guide to Spartanburg, edited by Joe C. Mullinax, Hub City, 2012.

Artists Among Us: 100 Faces of Art in Spartanburg, by Edward Emory and Stephen Stinson, Hub City, 2011.

Into Your Hands: Post-Modern Meditations of the Stations of the Cross. Worship Leaflet by Rev. Lyn Pace, Oxford Chapel, Emory University, 2011.
“Kristofer Neely” The Minutiae of Visionaries: Experiments Toward Social Evolution, Evo Girls, 2010.
Photographic Contributor to Sandlapper Magazine, Fall 2009 and Spring 2010.
Kris Neely’s “Guardians”,  Featured by the Wooster Collective on woostercollective.com, Sept. 18, 2008.

Spartanburg Walking Trails Map, Featured Artist for 2008 Printing by the City of Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Creative Energy, Featured Artist for 2008 Promotional Video by the City of Spartanburg.

“Community Thanksgiving, 1996” Still Home: The Essential Poetry of Spartanburg, Hub City, 2008.
“Guardians i,ii, and iii,” This Threshold: Writing on the End of Life, Hub City, 2007.
Editor for Hidden Voices: Reflections from an Affected Community, Hub City, 2005.
Professional Organizations

Brother in the Monastic Order of St. Edward the Confessor, 2011 - Present
Chaplain for BSA Troop 11, Spartanburg, SC, 2015 - Present
Development Committee, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 2015 - 2016

Northside Development Corporation's Neighborhood Committee, 2013 - 2016

Piedmont Care, Inc., Board Member, 2010 - 2011

The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Board Member, 2009 - 2011, Vice President, 2010 - 2011

Hub-Bub Artist-In-Residence Program Committee, 2009-2011

The Evolutionary Girls Club

Phi Beta Kappa, Resident Member, Wofford College 

College Art Association
Foundations of Art: Theory and Education