CURRICULUM VITAE

EXHIBITIONS

2016
Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer
, Isaac Lincoln Gallery, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD.
Alter + Combine, (SCENE) Metrospace, Michigan State University, East lansing, MI.

2015
Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer
, Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE.
Recent Work by Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer
, Peru State College, Peru, NE.
EARTH Exhibition
, Dubuque Area Arts Collective, Dubuque, IA.

2014
Works on Paper
, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA. Invited Group Exhibition.
7th Annual Juried Exhibition
, Norfolk Art Center, Norfolk, NE. Awarded First Place.
Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman
, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE.
Midwest Multiples
, Nemeth Art Center, Park Rapids, MN.
Take Flight!
, Kieran Gallery, Lexington, VA.

2013
Inventing Perspective: 2013 Photography Exhibition, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA, Juror: Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Fall National Juried Photography Exhibition, MARIN Museum of Contemporary Art, Marin, CA,
Juror: Jessica Brier, Curatorial Assistant of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Fertile Imagination: Art and Agriculture, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Gallery, Auburn, NY, Juried Exhibition.
Up, Up and Away!, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, Juried Exhibition.
Perceptual Excavations, TEJAS Gallery, Dayton, OH, Juried Exhibition.
26th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet Art Gallery, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI, Juried Exhibition.
Machine/Man/Air/Land, RNG Gallery, Council Bluffs, IA, Two Person Exhibition, Nominated for best two-person exhibition, 2013 Omaha Entertainment Awards

2012
Combines, Preus Library, Luther College, Decorah, IA, Solo Exhibition.

2011
Combines, Farnham Galleries, Simpson College, Indianola, IA, Solo Exhibition.
Systems: National Juried Exhibition, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Allen Priebe Art Gallery, Oshkosh, WI, Juried Exhibition.
Studio Art Faculty Exhibition/2011, University of Nebraska-Omaha Art Gallery, Omaha, NE, Group Show.

2010
Art at the Dump: Twenty Years of the Artist in Residence Program at Recology,  Intersection 5M, San Francisco, CA, Group Exhibition.
Academia Invitational, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE, Group Exhibition.

2009
61st Juried Exhibition, Eleven State Regional Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, Curator: Christoph Heinrich, The Polly and Mark Addison Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum, Juried Exhibition.

2008
Cinema City, Urban Culture Projects, Charlotte Street Foundation Kansas City, MO, Collaboration with Jody Boyer, Solo Exhibition.

2007
Paramnesia, Video Installation, Myers Gallery, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK, Collaboration with Jody Boyer, Solo Exhibition.
Combines, Digital Prints, Council Bluffs Public Library, Council Bluffs, IA, Solo Exhibition.

2006
Paramnesia, Video Installation, Olive DeLuce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State, Maryville, MO, Collaboration with Jody Boyer, Solo Exhibition.
Science Fictions, Video Installation, Farnham Galleries, Simpson College, Indianola, IA, Solo Exhibition.
Resolutions 06, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, Juried Exhibition.
Signal Channel, Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, Group Exhibition.
Perform Install, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, Three Person Exhibition.
Artist and Mentor Show, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE, Group Exhibition.
Objects of Desire, Fundraiser exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE..

2005
Memoria: Work by Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer, McHenry County College Art Gallery, Crystal Lake, IL, Two Person Exhibition.
The Book of Light and Dark, Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE.
Paramnesia,  Bemis Underground, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Collaboration with Jody Boyer, Omaha, NE, Solo Exhibition.
Jetty, Video art work, Bemis Underground, Bemis Art Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE,  Film Screening.
Panopoly¸ Site specific video installation, Turner Building, Corning, IA, Solo Exhibition.
Corning Art Start, Corning Center for the Arts, Corning, IA, Group Exhibition.

2004
59thJuried Exhibition, Best in Show, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, Juried Exhibition.
Studio Art Faculty Exhibition/2004, University of Nebraska-Omaha Art Gallery, Omaha, NE, Group Exhibition.

2003
Digital Time Pieces, UCR/California Museum of Photography Riverside, CA, Juried Exhibition.
en route, University of Nebraska-Omaha Art Gallery, Omaha, NE, Solo Exhibition.

1997-2002
Out of the Frame: Installation Works, Mid-America Print Council Printmaking Conference, Lincoln, NE, Group Exhibition.
Ten Days, video screened at Thaw 2001, Iowa City, IA, Film Festival.
A Writer, A Character, A Driver, Film and Video Competition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, Film Festival.
Mass in A-Minor For Suitcases, Performance with Liminiod Laboratory, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA.
Messe in A-moll für Koffer, Performance with Liminiod Laboratory, St. Petri Kirche Cathedral, Dortmund, Germany.
Penumbra, Performance with Liminiod Laboratory, Intermedia Manifest(ation), Experimental Intermedia, New York, NY.
Blonde Shadow, Performance with Liminiod Laboratory, Global Focus: Human Rights 98, Space Place, Iowa City, IA.
Point of Reference,    Performance with Liminiod Laboratory, International Association of Philosophy and Literature Annual Conference, The Barn, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA.
Exchanges, video screened at Thaw 1998, Iowa City, IA, International Film Festival

ECHOTROPE CURATING
In collaboration with artist Jody Boyer

2010
Game Play, Osborne Family Gallery, Criss Library,University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
An international art exhibition born from and inspired by video games, sports, board games and other toy games.
Interact: Lynn Lukkas and Cynthia Pachikara, UNO Art Gallery. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
Two interactive video installations.  Lynn Lukkas is a media artist and associate professor of Experimental and Media Arts in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.  Cynthia Pachikara is currently an Associate Professor of Art & Design at the University of Michigan where she also holds a joint appointment in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

2006
The Visual, Fantastik Short Film and Audacious Video Art, Ross Media Art Center, Lincoln, NE and UNO Art Gallery, Omaha, NE, An exhibition of short works curated by Echotrope (Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer) and the Visual.
Single Channel, South Bend Regional Museum of Art. South Bend, IN, An exhibition of short works curated by Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer.

2005
Echotrope Video Art Series, UNO Gallery of Art, Omaha, NE, A video series of short works curated by Echotrope (Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer).
Echotrope Screening, Bemis Underground, Bemis Art Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha, NE,  Video works curated by Echotrope (Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer).

2004
Echotrope Video Art Series, UNO Gallery of Art, Omaha, NE, A video series of short works curated by Echotrope (Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer).

REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2013
Krainak, Michael. “Opposites Attract” The Reader, September, 19, 2013
Nordman, Russ. “Creating a Course of Life Is My Livelihood” http://nebraskaculture.wordpress.com/2013/08/05/creating-a-course-of-life-is-my-livelihood/  Part of the “What’s Your Livelihood. Embrace the Arts and Humanties in Nebraska” blog sponsored by the Nabraska Cultural Endowment.

2007                              
Artist’s Lecture on the Paramnesia exhibition recorded for cablecast, Living Arts Television Show Channel 70, Tulsa. OK.
OklaTravelNews an internet show about events in Oklahoma.  Detailed interview about the Paramnesia exhibition at Living Arts, Tulsa, OK.  OklaTravelNet.com
 

2006                              
Stickney, Dane. “Diverse Medium Puts Art in Motion”, Omaha-World Herald, July 23, 2006
Carpenter Kim. “Bemis Features International Survey of Video Art”. Review, Kansas City based Magazine, June 2006
Carpenter Kim. “Echotrope, Bringing Experimental Art to the Midwest”, Omaha Magazine, July/August 2006
Keyes, Whitney. “Students Introduced to New Genre of Art” Northwest Missourian, October 9, 2006
Krainak, Michael. “I-80 Cultural Exchange” Omaha City Weekly, May 3, 2006
Krainak, Michael. “Echotrope III: Experimental film series at UNO features media artist and theorist Michael Betancourt” Omaha City Weekly, February 22, 2006
Rivers, Karen. “Mixing Media” South Bend Tribune, July 23, 2006
“Performance and Installations on View in Indiana”, ArtDaily.comI, August 8, 2006
“Mixed Media Art on Display at Wartburg” Waverly Insider, March 22, 2006
“New Exhibit on Display at Wartburg” Waverly Democrat, March 16, 2006

2005
Krainak, Michael. “Echotrope Artists Do-it-Themselves”. Review, #69, Vol. 7, No. 10 October 2005
Review, #65 Vol 7, No.7 June 2005, An image of from the ‘Paramnesia’ Installation appeared in the exhibition listings.“Nebraska Artist with Joseph Piper: Russ Nordman” MetroVision TV, Television Program originally aired in the fall.
Krainak, Michael. “Outside the Box: Video Art Show at the Bemis Pushes Boundaries”, Omaha City Weekly, May 25, 2005
Krainak, Michael., “Outside Do-It-Yourself: Echotrope Creates Level Playing Field for Time-based Art”, Omaha City Weekly,  October 12, 2005
Fischbach,Bob, ‘Free Film Series at UNO’ by, Omaha World Herald, Oct. 13, 2005
Baker, Sarah.  ‘Intercepting Space’ by, The Reader May 12, 2005
Krainak, Michael. ”Paramnesia’ Installation at the Bemis Underground explores ‘Reverie and Reality”, The Omaha City Weekly, May 25, 2005
Interviewed on the following radio and television shows for the Paramensia exhibition: KETV Channel 7 Morning Show, KVNO Radio.
Miller, Rita. “Homecoming events include art gallery exhibit opening”, The Adams County Free Press, Sept. 29, 2005
Ahlin, Elizabeth. “Facility Ready for Artists to take up residents”, Omaha World Herald, Sept. 30, 2005
Radio Guest on “First Friday Faculty Focus” on KVNO.  Discussed my art work and talked about UNO’s Digital Cinema program with Metropolitan Community College.
 

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE
 
2002-Present
Associate Professor of Intermedia and Digital Art
, Art and Art History Department, University of Nebraska-Omaha,
Omaha, NE.
 
2003-2010
Echotrope
, Co-founder and Technical Director
Echotrope is a nomadic arts organization located in Omaha NE / Council Bluffs IA.
It was founded by Jody Boyer and myself.  Echotrope goal was to expand the presence of
experimental film, video and new media art in the Midwest.
 
1998-1999
Board of Directors
Member, Public Access Television, Iowa City, IA.

1998
Production Coordinator/Specialist
, Public Access Television, Iowa City, IA.

1997-1998
Preparator and Facilities Manager
, CSLB Museum of Art,
California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

1994-1996
Project Manager for Bill Viola Studio
, Long Beach, CA.
Responsible for project development and supervision of exhibition installation of works.

EDUCATION                        
 
2001
M.A., Communications Studies, Emphasis: Film and Video Production, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

1991
M.F.A., Intermedia and Video Art, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

1990                                  
M.A., Intermedia and Video Art, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

1983
B.A., Art, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.