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DeWitt Godfrey

DeWitt Godfrey

Professor of Art & Art History; Chair of the Department
Art & Art History, 301 Little Hall
p 315-228-7593


BA, Yale University, 1982; MFA, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1996

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant professor, Amherst College, 1999-2003
  • Visiting assistant professor, Mt. Holyoke College, 2003
  • Adjunct assistant professor, Hofstra University, 1997
  • University of Georgia, Studies Abroad, 2001


Sculpture, public art


Sculpture and installation, contemporary art, art practice pedagogy, science and art, relational aesthetics, public art


Lived and worked in Japan, Scotland, and London; traveled in East and South Asia and Europe

Professional Experience

Self-employed contractor, project manager, superintendent, carpenter, 1982-1999


  • Henry Luce Scholar, Tokyo, Japan, 1989-90
  • Fulbright Scholar, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1994-96
  • Artist Fellow, Japan Foundation, Stone Museum, Aji-cho, Konagawa, Japan 1994

Group Exhibitions

Year Exhibitions
2013 "Lincoln" on view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
2010 “Salon des Refuses - Sights Unseen” Stuart Keeler, Public Art Network Conference
“The Other End of the Line” Friends of the Highline, New York
2008 “Baltimore Sculpture Project” Baltimore, Maryland
“Art in the Public Sphere: Singular Works, Plural Possibilities” University Gallery, UMass Amherst
“Faculty Show,” Clifford Gallery, Little Hall, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
2007 “Sarasota Season of Sculpture no. 4” Sarasota, Florida
2006 “Sculpture Space Inside Out,” Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
“Pamplona,” “Some Sculpture: Albee’s Choice,” Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York
“Faculty Show,” Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
2005 “Picker Sculpture,” “Summer Selections,” The Fields Sculpture Park, Art OMI International
“Picker Sculpture,” “Beyond/In Western New York,” Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
2004 “Drawings by Sculptors” Black + White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2002 “Five x Ten: Five College Advanced Drawing Faculty Show,” Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst
“2002 International Sculpture Symposium,” Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania
“Labyrinths,” Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
“Faculty and Student Show” Cortona Studies Abroad Program 2000 - 01, Univ of Georgia
2001 “The Fields Sculpture Park,” Art OMI International, Ghent, New York
2000 “II Sculpture Simposium Ciudad Empresarial,” Ciudad Empresial, Santiago, Chile
“Once Removed,” Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
“Confluence: artist’s books at five myles,” five myles gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1999 “5 College Faculty Exhibition,” Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
“XCXL: eXquisite Corpse eXtra Large,” 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Lawndale Art Center
1998 “Sculpture Annual,” Art Omi, Omi, New York
“Faculty Exhibition,” Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
1996 “Edinburgh Festival Exhibition,” Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
1995 “Society of Scottish Artists Annual,” Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1994 “Annual,” Stone Museum, Aji-cho, Kagawa-ken, Japan
“Out of This World,” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
1993 “Darkness + Light, Twentieth-Century Works from Texas Collections,” Blaffer Gallery
“Ink and Wash: Drawings...,” Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas
1992 “Singular and Plural, Recent Accessions, Drawings and Prints, 1945-1991,” MFA Houston
1991 “Another Dimension: Drawings by Six Contemporary Sculptors,” Met Life Gallery
1990 “Drawing and Space,” Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
1989 “Private Eye: Selections from Private Collections,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1988 “Selections from the Edward Albee Collection,” Freedman Gallery, Albright College
“Innovations in Sculpture: 1985-1988,” Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Catalogue
“Direction and Diversity, Works from the Permanent Collection,” MFA, Houston, Texas
“Art on the Beach,” Creative Time, Long Island City, New York
1986 “Third Western States Biennial,” Western States Art Foundation, Brooklyn Museum
1985 “Charcoal Drawings: 1880-1985,” Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas. catalogue
“Houston Festival: The Bayou Show,” Houston, Texas
“Southwest ‘85,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. catalogue
1984 “Drawings,” D.W. Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
“The Third Coast Show,” Midtown Art Center, Houston, Texas. catalogue
“Texas Only,” Texas Fine Arts Association, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas.

One-Person Exhibitions

2010        Kennedy Art Museum, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

2007        Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Sculpture Court, Cazenovia, New York

2006        “Pamplona,” Rockingham Arts and Music Project, Bellows Falls, Vermont

                “Pamplona,” The Lot, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

                “Pamplona,” Café Pamplona and CAC Gallery, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge

2004        “Picker Sculpture,” The Picker Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

                “Picker Sculpture,” Black + White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2003        “Driggs Sculpture,” Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts

                “Driggs Sculpture,” Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, Amherst

2002        “Driggs Sculpture” Black + White Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2001        “Amherst Drawings,” Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

1998        Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas (also 1997, 1992 and 1987)

                “CAM Sculpture” Sculpture Center, New York City

                “CAM Sculpture” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

1991        David Beitzel Gallery, New York City

1988        R.C. Erpf Gallery, New York City

1986        Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas

                Hadler/Rodriguez Galleries, Houston, Texas (also 1984)

Current and Past Leadership

  • President of the College Art Association
  • Secretary to the Board of Directors, College Art Association