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Thomas Bosse combines traditional metalsmithing practice with the principles of relational aesthetics in order to produce work that catalogues the inception and life of handmade metal objects.  By keeping intricate records of the process through detailed logs, video, and tool inventories, he documents the labor and time involved in realizing these objects.  In this way, he seeks to bridge the gap between object and maker and inspire thought about the role of the handmade in today's society.

Bosse has shown his work in numerous galleries across the United States and has received several awards, including the Tom Hollingsworth research grant.  Bosse is originally from Florence, SC and received his MFA from the University of Georgia and a BA in Art Education from Winthrop University.  He currently resides in Columbia, SC, where he continues to make and teach.

Education

2017                                 Master of Fine Arts- Jewelry and Metals

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

2012                                 Bachelor of Arts in Art- Certification as Art Teacher (K-12)

Winthrop University- Rock Hill, SC

 

Awards/Grants

2018                             Strong Schools Grant- Colonial Life

2014-2017                   Graduate Teaching Assistantship- University of Georgia

2016                              Technical Assistantship- Haystack Mountain School of Craft

2016                              Tom Hollingsworth Scholarship Fund for Graduate Research

2016                              Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Scholarship Recipient

2015                               Windgate Scholarship Recipient- Penland School of Crafts

 

Education Experience

2018-Present            Adjunct Professor

University of South Carolina- Columbia, SC

3D Design-Foundations

2017-Present            Fine Arts Department Head, Studio Art Instructor

Airport High School- West Columbia, SC

2018                           Lab Technician

University of South Carolina- Columbia, SC

2016-2017                 Instructor of Record

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

3D Design-Foundations

2015-2016                   Instructor of Record

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

Intermediate Metalsmithing- Raising, Forging, Fabrication

Intermediate Metalsmithing- Chasing and Repousse, Forging, Forming

2014-2016                   Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

Intermediate Jewelry- Casting: Assistant to Mary Hallam Pearse

Intermediate Jewelry- Stone Setting and Raising:  Assistant to Lola Brooks

Introduction to Jewelry and Metals:  Assistant to Mary Hallam Pearse

2014-2015                   Studio Technician

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

2013-2014                   Art instructor for the Summer Arts Academy

Coastal Carolina University- Conway, SC

2012-2014                   Studio Art Instructor

Socastee High School- Myrtle Beach, SC

 

Service

2019- Present            Teaching Mentor

University of South Carolina- Columbia, SC

2017-Present             Special Needs Art Instruction

Airport High School- West Columbia, SC

2015-2017                   Boy Scouts of America

Thomas St. Art Complex- Athens, GA

2015-2016                   Spotlight on the Arts

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

2016                                 Jewelry and Metalwork Faculty Search Committee

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

2015                                 Curriculum Committee

University of Georgia- Athens, GA

2014                                 Professional Development Leader

Horry County School District- Myrtle Beach, SC

 

 

Workshops & Research Presentations

2019                                 Casting Demonstration

National Art Education Association Conference- Columbia, SC  

2018                                 Artist Talk

University of South Carolina- Columbia, SC

2017                                 Pewtersmithing Workshop and Artist Presentation

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology- Brockway, PA

2017                                 Artist Talk

Winthrop University- Rock Hill, SC

2016                                 Raising workshop (Assistant to Greg Wilbur)

Haystack Mountain School of Craft- Deer Isle, ME

 

Affiliations

SECAC

SNAG: Society of North American Goldsmiths

National Art Education Association

South Carolina Art Education Association

National Art Honors Society (Co-Sponsor)

Kappa Sigma Fraternity

 

Exhibitions

2020

Innuendo (juried exhibition)

Arcana Metalwork: Seattle, WA

 

2019

Generations (group show)

Kroger Center: Columbia, SC

World Championship Belt Buckle Competition (juried exhibition)

Form and Concept Gallery:  Santa Fe, NM

Juried by Bryan Peterson and Tom Muir

 

2018

#TimeforArt (juried exhibition)

Steel Hands Brewery: Cayce, SC

Selected for Permanent Installation

Exhibition in Motion (juried exhibition)

Society of North American Goldsmith Conference: Portland, OR

ArtFields (juried exhibition)

Multiple Venues: Lake City, SC

 

2017

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Georgia Museum of Art:  Athens, GA

the Bosse bar (solo exhibition)

Southern Brewing Company:  Athens, GA

Game On! (juried exhibition)

Manifest Gallery:  Cincinnati, OH

From the Ground Up (group show)

Greenville Museum of Art:  Greenville, NC

Unconventional Departures (invitational group show)

Lewandowski Gallery, Winthrop University:  Rock Hill, SC

Trifecta (juried exhibition)

Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries:  Atlanta, GA

Juried by Ridley Howard

42nd Juried Exhibition (juried exhibition)

Lyndon House Gallery:  Athens, GA

Juried by Susan Krane

 

2016

Craft Hilton Head 2016 (juried exhibition)

Gallery at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina:  Hilton Head, SC

Juried by J. Ben Whiteside

SIMS Form, Forge, Fabricate (juried exhibition)

SIU University Museum:  Carbondale, IL

Juried by Lisa Janssen

the Bosse bar (solo exhibition)

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia:  Athens, GA

Juried Student Exhibition: Into View (juried exhibition)

Ashville Masonic Temple: Asheville, NC

Juried by Marthe Le Van and Barbara Minor

Southworks 2016: 21st Annual National Juried Art Exhibition (juried exhibition)

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation: Watkinsville, GA

41st Juried Exhibition (juried exhibition)

Lyndon House Gallery: Athens, GA

Juried by Jock Reynolds

Refined:  A Bracelet, a Brooch, and a Teapot Walk into a Bar (juried exhibition)

Reavley Gallery of the Cole Art Center:  Nacogdoches, TX

Juried by Andy Cooperman

Obsession (juried exhibition)

Greenville Museum of Art: Greenville, NC

 

2015

Paint the Town Red (group show)

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia: Athens, GA

Craft Forms (juried exhibition)

Wayne Art Center: Wayne, PA

Juried by Ronald T. Labaco

Round About (group show)

  1. Thomas St. Art Gallery, University of Georgia: Athens, GA

Mentor/Mentee (group show)

Athens Academy: Athens, GA

SIMS Form, Forge, Fabricate 2015 (juried exhibition)

SIU University Museum: Carbondale, IL

Juried by John Medwedeff

Making Masters (group show)

Madison Museum of Fine Art: Madison GA

Square One: First Year MFA Students (group show)

Bridge Gallery, University of Georgia: Athens, GA

Exquisite (group show)

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia: Athens, GA

 

2014

Corporeal (group show)

  1. Thomas St. Art Gallery, University of Georgia: Athens, GA

 

2013

Small Worlds Juried Exhibition (juried exhibition)

Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center:  Alexandria, VA

Art Animates (group show)

Seacoast Artist Guild Gallery:  Myrtle Beach, SC

 

2012

Big SURS Intercollegiate Juried Art Exhibition (juried exhibition)

Lewandowski Gallery, Winthrop University:  Rock Hill, SC

5th Annual Printmaking and Drawing Exhibition (juried exhibition)

Student Galleries, Mclaurin Building, Winthrop University:  Rock Hill, SC

2nd Place and Faculty Award

 

2011

Senior Art Education Show (group show)

Lewandowski Gallery, Winthrop University:  Rock Hill, SC

Undergraduate Intercollegiate Jewelry and Metals Exhibition- Reminiscence:  An Exhibition of Nostalgic Narratives (juried exhibition)

Lewandowski Gallery, Winthrop University:  Rock Hill, SC

Juried by Bob Ebendorf

Loading Dock Gallery (group show)

Rock Hill, SC

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