Fiona Ross lives and works in Richmond, VA.  Her work is shown in national and international exhibitions, including New York; Seoul, South Korea; Minsk, Belarus and Beijing, China.  She has art in the corporate collections of Capital One, Markel Corporation and Wells Fargo, as well as the Tyrone Guthrie Center in the Republic of Ireland.  She teaches sculpture at the University of Richmond.

Education

2001
M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1988
M.S.T., Fordham University, New York, NY

1987
B.A., English Literature, Fordham University, New York, NY

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

2016
Dislocation of a More Complete Pattern, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014
Complement of Closure, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
Layers and Competition, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

2011
Trace of a Moving Point, Emerson, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia

2010
Walking the Parallels to Terminus, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

2008
Universal Reveries, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA
The Thread in the Labyrinth, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Fiona Ross, ADA Gallery Richmond, VA

2007
A Line is a Thing That Moves in Time, H&F Fine Arts, Mt. Rainer, MD

2006
Material, Process and Meaning, Concord University, WV

2005
Mattering, Lora Robbins Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
Fiona Ross, Robert Rentz Gallery, Richmond, VA

2004
Works in Ceramic, Doris Ulmann Gallery, Berea College, Berea, KY

2002
New Sculptures, Cressman Gallery, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Cotermination, Clear Space, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001
MFA Show, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2017
Homeward Bound, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

2016
View Find, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
University of Richmond Faculty Show, Capital One, Richmond, VA

2015
VMFA Fellowship Program 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Fiona Ross, Pam Sutherland and Kendra Wadsworth, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA
Radius 250, Artspace Gallery , Richmond, VA

2014
Shaped Polarities: Allan Rosenbaum and Fiona Ross, The Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Gallery, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Scorch, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013
Time On Our Hands, Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown University, PA
Haze, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Next, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012
What’s Inside, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
Concerning Line, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Forms of Suggestion, Chroma Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Treasures from the Vault, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

2011
The Gift, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
Drawing Analogies, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
Virginia Artists 2011, Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA

2010
Spirited Calligraphy, Earnest Welch Gallery, GSU, Atlanta, GA
Fiona Ross and Tanja Softic, Town Center, Capital One, Richmond VA

2009
Seoul Art Festival, Seoul, Korea (catalogue)
Stimulus Plan, ADA Gallery, Richmond,VA
Preview: Walking the Parallels to Terminus, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008
Committed, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Salon Selectives, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA

2007
Sparkling Fresh Art, New York, NY
Bethesda Painting Awards, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
Artificium of Humanitas, Seoul Hae-tae Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Artificium of Humanitas, Shang-Shang Gallery, Beijing, China
New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, Mid-Atlantic, #69
Radius 250, Art Space, Richmond, VA
Works on Paper, National, LBI Institute for Arts and Sciences, NK

2006
Collection, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Artificium of Humanitas, Daegu Cultural Arts Center, Daegu, South Korea
From America, Museum of Modern Fine Arts, Minsk, Belarus
25th Annual Art Gala, Corcoran Museum, WPA/C, Washington, DC

2005
Mixed Bag, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Material Matters, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY
New American Paintings, Exhibition in Print, Mid-Atlantic, #57
Select III, Corcoran Museum, WPA/C, Washington, D.C.
School’s Out!, Catonsville Gallery, CCBC, Baltimore, MD (NCECA)

2004
New Delhi 4, All India Gallery, New Delhi, India
Fiona Ross and Travis Townsend, FAB Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
Off Center, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Crafts National 38, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, PA
Amazing Clay, Too, Staunton Arts Center, Staunton, VA

2003
Summer Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Inner Landscapes, Astra Gallery, Richmond, VA
40th Annual Juried Exhibition, Rawls Museum of Art, Courtland, VA
Thumbnails and…, Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002
Exposed: Self-Portraits, Artkrush.com, Internet Art Magazine
Matchbox/Shoebox, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA
Small Works, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

2001
Emerging Artists (catalog), Barn Gallery, M.T.S.U., Murfreesboro, TN
Porcelain, 2001, Esmay Fine Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Prevailing Winds, Young and Constantin Gallery, Wilmington, VT

2000
Rebecca Murtaugh and Fiona Ross, VCU Arts Atrium, Richmond, VA
Biennial 2000, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
Amazing Clay, Staunton Arts Center, Staunton, VA
Kata, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA

1999
Tyros, SOTA Gallery, V.C.U. Richmond, VA
Family, Eric Schindler Gallery, Richmond, VA
River of Fire (catalog), Longwood College, Farmville, VA

 

Collections

Republic Of Ireland
Capital One
Markel Corporation
Wachovia Securities

 

Fellowships and Awards

2011
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship

2007
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland, International Fellowship, 2007

2006
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship

2005
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship

2004
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship

2002
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont

1999-01
Virginia Commonwealth University, Scholarship

 

Academic Appointments

University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
2002 to present- Adjunct Professor, Sculpture
Fall 2001- Visiting Assistant Professor, Sculpture

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2002 – 2004 – Adjunct Professor, Department of Sculpture
2001 – 2002 – Adjunct Professor, Graduate Ceramics, MIS Program
2002 – 2005 – Adjunct Professor, Department of Craft, Ceramics

 

Bibliography

2014
Petici, Mircea. Best Writing on Mathematics. Princeton University Press
Dewald, Matthew, “Line of Inquiry”, University of Richmond Magazine, Spring/Summer

2013
Dalla Villa Adams, Amanda. (August 20) “Seasonal Visit.” Style Weekly, Richmond, VA

2011
Ross, Fiona Donaghey and Ross, William T.  Title: “The Jordan curve theorum is non-trivial”.  Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. Taylor and Francis Group, London, England. (Article accepted for publication 10/11. Publication date TBA)

2010
Tim Bowring. “Zero Hour,” WRIR, Public Radio 97.3, Richmond VA, August 2010
Gene Marrano. “StudioVA/” WVTF, Public Radio, 89.1 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, January 14, 2010
Marrano, Gene. (January 14, 2010). “Artist creates a world of labyrinths at Hollins Museum exhibit.” Roanoke Star Sentinal, Roanoke, VA
Allen, Mike. (January 3, 2010). “A Labyrinthine aide in meditation, self-discovery.” Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA

2008
Chemaly, Souheil. “All that I thought it was going to be and more.” Bethesda Art Blog. January 2, 2008, http://scenesfrombethesda.blogspot.com
Rousseau, Claudia. (January 23, 2008).  “More obsessive art on offer in Bethesda.” Gazette, Bethesda, MD

2007
Genoni, Mia Reinoso. “Fiona Ross: Material, Process and Meaning”, part of session: “When is Technique Central to Meaning,” chaired by Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf. College Art Association. Hilton Hotel, New York, NY.  February 2007
Calos, Katherine “Creative Survival.” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA (September 23, 2007).
O’Sullivan, Michael. “In Painting Awards, Unexpected Outcomes.” Washington Post, Washington, DC (June 15, 2007).
Rousseau, Claudia. “Painting awards exhibit offers few highlights.” Gazette, Bethesda, MD (June 27, 2007).
Kojo Nmandi. The Kojo Nmandi Show, WAMU, 88.5, American University, With Dr. Claudia Rousseau, Jeffrey Cudlin. Thursday, July 12, 2007. http://dcartnews.blogspot.com/search/label/KojoNmandi
New American Paintings, Mid-Atlantic Edition, #69, Boston, Massachusetts: Open Studios Press (May 2007)

2006
J.T. Kirkland. Thinking About Art, Artists Interview Artists: Fiona Ross, September 14, 2006,  http://thinkingaboutart.blogs.com/
Choi, Suk Jin. “Appreciation of American Ceramic Artists in America: Fiona Ross.”  The Korea Times, Washington, DC. (April 2006)
Choi, Suk Jin, “Fiona Ross”, Korean Ceramic Art Monthly, The Monthly Magazine for Ceramics Co., LTD, April 2006, Volume 11, pp. 66-68.

2005
New American Paintings, Mid-Atlantic Edition, #57, Boston, Massachusetts: Open Studios Press (May 2005)

2004
Zakin, Richard.  Electric Kiln Ceramics.  Wisconsin: Krause Publications

2003
Ross, Fiona Donaghey. “Neo-Plutonism,” part of session “Novel Processes in Ceramics,” chaired by Dr. Ron Loehman, Sandia Labs. American Ceramics Society Conference, Oakland, CA. October 2003.

2001
Zakin, Richard. Ceramics: Mastering the Craft. Wisconsin: Krause Publications.
Netsky, Ron.  (2001, March 7) “Mutant Forms Made of Clay.” Rochester City News, Rochester, NY

2000
Richardson, Charlotte. “Clay Time.” Eightyone Magazine (August 2000)

Fiona Ross’s new paintings and drawings take advantage of the translucent quality of the paper, to create abstract forms and figures in black and white and brilliant colors that feature the interplay of deliberate markings with evaporation lines. Some paintings are layered to create the illusion of three-dimensionality, or painted on the back to intensify colors.

Through her work she aims to create a feeling of stillness, awareness, weight and space.