Richard Metzgar

Department: Art
Rank: Professor

Contact Info:
Office Hours: Monday 12:30-2:30 or by appointment

Personal Bio:
Richard Metzgar is an artist and designer based in Upstate New York. His art practice over the past fifteen years has been based on collaborative projects with Bartow + Collaborator/Metzgar (with artist Paul Bartow, 2014-present); Bartow + Metzgar (with artist Paul Bartow, 1999-2012); and the art collective spurse (2003-2009)

M.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology (Painting)
Syracuse University (Architecture)
Purchase College, SUNY (Painting)
B.F.A.   Rochester Institute of Technology (Printmaking/Drawing) 
A.A.S.   Rochester Institute of Technology (Graphic Design)

Collaborative practice; multidisciplinary design; art installation

2015 Faculty-Student Challenge Grant, SUNY Oswego
2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement, SUNY Oswego
2009 Rice Creek Associates Small Grant, SUNY Oswego 
2009 Artist Residency, Locust Projects, Miami, FL 
2008 Artist Residency, Action Art Actuel, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada   
2007 OIEP Travel Grant (Croatia: Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Omis, Komiza, Krka), SUNY Oswego

Current Publications:
Metzgar, Richard, and Paul Bartow. "Bartow + Metzgar, Stratimentation: Investigations of a Metamorphic Landscape." Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2012. 25-30. Print. Vol. 6 of Stone Canoe.

Metzgar, Richard, and Paul Bartow. "Bartow + Metzgar, Tree Drawings.‚Äù Amherst, MA:  The Common, Issue 04, October 2012. (Note: visual work only in conjunction with the essay ‚ÄúPortraits of Land and Sea‚Äù by Amy Sande-Friedman).

Metzgar, Richard, and Tina Chan. "Postal Ponderings: The Activity of Mail Art at SUNY Oswego."  ARLIS/NA Upstate New York. ARLIS/NA Upstate New York, 31 March 2014. Web. 20 May 2014.

Current Performances/Exhibitions:
Selected Solo and Two Person Collaborative Exhibitions

2015  Bartow + Collaborator/Metzgar/Roberts/Doran/ De Figueiredo, Mapping Across Time: A cartographic experiment with the Mohawk River Valley and Fort Stanwix National Monument, Fort Stanwix National Monument, Rome, NY
2011  Richard Metzgar:  Experimental Urbanism, DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI (solo) 
2010  Platform 5:  Bartow + Metzgar, Stratimentation:  investigations of a metamorphic landscape, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, Curator: Dina Deitsch (catalogue)

Metzgar, Richard. "Thematic Content in Foundation Design: Two Case Studies." Redefining Balance: Form & Theme in Studio Foundations Curricula. 35th Biennial Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 26 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation.

Metzgar, Richard, and Benjamin Entner. "Introduction to Architectural Models." Architectural Models. 35th Biennial Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE) Conference. Indianapolis, IN. 26 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation

Current Research/Research Interests:
Bartow + Collaborator/Metzgar (a collaborative practice of artist/designer Paul Bartow and artist/designer Richard Metzgar) that focuses its interest on human and nonhuman entanglements, which can be thought of as interwoven systems involving history, culture, nonhuman agents, material interactions, and time. The practice of B+C/M is inherently collaborative and has involved work with collaborators from the fields of geology, microbiology, geography, film, and architecture (2014-present)

Professional Affiliates:
Foundations in Art:  Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.)