Resume

EDUCATION:

• Graduate studies in sculpture: UNC- Greensboro, Greensboro NC, 1982-1983
• Bachelor of Arts in Art Design, 1981 from NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

My Art Practice Philosophy
My work explores the possibilities of elevating the public’s attention towards noble ideals. Each work is intended to engage the viewer in a dialogue about human values and our roles as responsible stewards in our communities, our cities, our states, our nation, and in the world. This intent is achieved through a marriage of the inspiring physical presence of The Golden Ratio throughout the form(s) and accompanying text that speaks to these inspired ideals.

Major Public Art Commissions:
• “A Monument to DIGNITY and RESPECT”, 2019: Greensboro Greenway Project, Greensboro NC, *Twin corten steel monuments that speak to the universal desire for human dignity and respect. Budget: $20.000.
• “A Monument to Leadership at Fayetteville State University”, 2017: Fayetteville State Univ, Fayetteville NC, * A totemic column designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the school, and to pay homage to the school’s history of leadership. Budget: $55,000.
• “Together We Rise”, 2014: Corpening Plaza, Winston-Salem NC, Twin totemic columns designed to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the 1913 official merger of the two NC cities of Salem and Winston. Budget: $30,000.

Awards/Fellowships/Residencies:
• A recipient of the 2019 NC Governor Cooper’s AWARDS to Contributors to NC ARTS, 14 Feb 2019
• CDI (Center for Design Innovation) Artist Residency, Winston-Salem NC, Summer of 2016
• The Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap GA, Artist Residency; Apr, August, and December 2002
• PROJECT ROW HOUSES (Round #10), April 1999 – October 1999, Artist Residency
• Recipient of the 1993-1994 NC Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award

Abbreviated Listing of select Solo Exhibitions:
• “The HIDDEN MATHEMATICS: Images by Vandorn Hinnant – A surprising connection between math and science”, New York Hall of Science, Corona Park NY, 2 June – 4 November 2018
• “VANDORN HINNANT: Explorer of Form and the Beauty of Number”, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC, 9 January – 27 February 2016
• “VANDORN HINNANT: Explorer of Form and the Beauty of Number”, North Carolina Central University Art Museum, Durham NC, 13 September – 16 October 2015
• “Vibrations, Frequency, and the Phenomenon of Relationship”, Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC, 6 November 2014 – 31 March 2015
• “Vandorn Hinnant: Lighting Pathways Home”, African American Atelier, Greensboro NC, 13 October – 13 December 2013
• “A Return to Light”, an exhibition of over forty works of art at the Luce/Shepphard residence, Governor’s Club, Chapel Hill, NC, April – Sept. 2012
• “Of Numbers and Other Mysteries”, Delta Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem NC, 3 August – 26 Sept. 2009
• Artist’s Pavilion/ART EXPO International, Javitz Center, New York NY, March 2004
• Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery, “There Is Something I am Trying To Say”, Hayti Heritage Center, Durham NC, October – November 2002
• Delta Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem NC, “Perseverance”, April – June 2001
• “Phi Singing”, Elon College, Fine Arts Building, Elon NC, August 1999 – May 2000
• “Pattern: Reflection of Universal Order” at PROJECT ROW HOUSES, Houston TX, April 1999 – Oct. 1999
• Harrison Museum of African-American Culture, “Vandorn Hinnant: Selected Works” Roanoke VA, May -August 1996
• Chelsea Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC, “Of Sign and Symbol”, August-September 1994
• Hammonds House Galleries, Atlanta GA, “Expanded Visions: Works by Vandorn Hinnant”, January-March 1993
• African American Cultural Center, NCSU, Raleigh NC, “Vandorn Hinnant: 10 Years of Work”, July-Aug 1992

Abbreviated Listing of Selected Group Exhibitions:
• “RESILIENCE”, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI, September – December 2019
• “Round & Round: The Circle at Center Stage”, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo MI, November 4, 2017 – March 4, 2018
• ART ON PAPER 2017: The 44th Exhibition”, Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC-Greensboro, May 21 – September 3, 2017
• “THE GOLDEN SPIRAL: Fibonacci, Sacred Geometry, and Divine Proportion”, The Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima WA, 14 January – 20 February 2016
• HARASZTHY 200 Festival: “Red & White Exhibition”, Don Soker Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA, August 2012 and at B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, September 2012
• “Rhythm of Structure:” The Bowery and Beyond”, Antioch College, Yellow Springs OH, Sept – Nov 2011
• “Rhythm of Structure:” The Bowery and Beyond”, Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota FL, January – April 2010
• “Rhythm of Structure: Squares and Circles (John Hiigli/Vandorn Hinnant)”, Bowery Poetry Club NYC, Sept 11 – Oct 12, 2009
• “GeoMetrics”, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York NY, November 2008 – February 2009
• 9th ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ARTISTS Commemorative Art Exhibition at the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture, and History, January 15 – March 30, 2007
• “ELEMENTS: Ancient Cosmology-Modern Interpretations”, Green Hill Ctr for NC Art, Greensboro NC, April-June 2006
• ASCENSION: Works by North Carolina African American Visual Artists, DIGGS GALLERY, Winston-Salem State University, Summer 2004–Spring 2005
• “Rhythm of Structure: THE MATHEMATICAL AESTHETIC”: Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York NY, June 2, to July 24, 2004
• Woodruff Library Gallery, “The Art & Math of the Fractal”, Morehouse College, Atlanta GA, February 2004
• National Museum of Accra, “Renewing Our Spiritual Connection” 13th Annual NCA Exhibition, Accra, Ghana, July – August 2002
• City Gallery East, “African American Abstraction”, Atlanta GA, June-July 2000

Reviewed in:
• The International Review of African American Art, “A Special Issue on Collecting”;Volume 24/ #1, 2012
• The International Review of African American Art, “Innovation (Expanded, Special Issue),Vol 23 # 3, 2011
• The Winston-Salem Journal, ‘THE ART OF MATHEMATICS: For artist with local ties, geometry is visual depiction of life’s order’ , July 2009
• The International Review of African American Art, “Rhythm Of Structure: MathArt in the African Diaspora”, Volume 19/#3, 2004
• The Art of Well Being, “Artist Vandorn Hinnant: Making Other Realities Visible” (by Mirka Knaster), Fall 2001
• Fayetteville Observer-Times, Fayetteville NC, “Artistic Approaches…”, 11 January 1998
• The International Review of African American Art, “Fresh Paint! National Scene“, Volume 13/ #4, 1997
• American Visions, The Magazine of Afro-American Culture, “Portfolio: Nine Artists to Watch“, Aug-Sept. 1993
• Triad Style, “Hinnant Show Shines Like ‘Rare Diamond’ “, Previews, 4 August 1993
• Creative Loafing, “Art Review: Drawing Board“, Atlanta Ga, February 20, 1993
• The Atlanta Constitution, “Vandorn Hinnant: Expanded Visions, Visual Arts Review“, 12 February 1993
• Asheville Citizen-Times, “Artist’s Metaphysical Paintings Map Out Search for Sublime“, 2 Sept. 1990
• The Chronicle (Duke University Publication), “Further Explorations Merge Creative and Sacred“, November 1988

Abbreviated Listing of Works in Collections:
• Numerous works in private collections across North America with some works in Europe and Africa
• Phizer Pharmaceuticals, New York NY
• Hammonds House Galleries, Atlanta GA
• The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Cullowhee NC
• Atlanta Life Insurance Company, Atlanta GA
• Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta GA
• Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC
• Miller Brewing Company, Cincinnati OH
• Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke VA