Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MFA 2004

Reinhardt College, BFA 2002

Atlanta College of Art 1997-1998

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Upcoming Exhibition: Rusty Shackleford (solo exhibition), Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY.

Upcoming Exhibition: Rusty Shackleford (solo exhibition), Reinhardt College, Waleska. GA.

2016

terms of Use: Reproducing the Photographic Image, Class Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Charles Dunn/Rusty Shackleford, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY.

Anywhere but Here, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

Rejected Prototype, The Franklin, Chicago, IL.

2015

Skimption, Ukranian institute of modern art, chicago, Il. 

tascam, olsen and brown residence, chicago. il.

imperfect articles, limited edition of artist t-shirts, chicago, il.

floating orange, sidecar gallery, hammond, In. 

2014

new work (solo exhibition), Gallery d, chicago, Il.  

Wynn Newhouse Award Exhibition, Palitz Gallery, New York, NY.

REPEATER (solo exhibition), Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY.

2013

It Varies, Storefront, Chicago, IL.

Dream Feeder (solo exhibition), Roots and Culture Chicago, IL.

2012

mdw Fair, Hinge Gallery / Manna Contemporary, Chicago, IL.

Adam Hayes and Rusty Shackleford, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY.

Analog, curated by: The Transients, the Grand Center, St. Louis, MO.

random #10, artist e-book series curated by john freeborn, san francisco, ca. 

2011

Cole Pierce and Rusty Shackleford, Hinge Gallery Chicago, IL.

dream, in, the, act,  Kunz, Vis, Projects, Chicago, IL.

Fall Design and Art Series, Dock Six Collective, Chicago, IL.

No Need to Perish (Wester Publications Artist Book Editions), Storefront, Chicago, IL.

Call of the Spiderbug, Difibrillator, Chicago, IL.

Chain Letter, Golden Parachutes, Berlin, Germany

Creative Will, Backspace, Peoria, IL.

ASCII, California Clipper, Chicago, IL.

MDW Art Fair, Philip von Zweck / Chicago Art Review, Chicago, IL.

Make Literary Magazine: Guest illustrator for Unger Fall / Winter 2011

2010

Flat 7, Floor Length and Tux, Chicago, IL.

Danny Think Tank, (Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival), Chicago, IL.

Blueness, Ben Russell, Chicago, IL.

2009

Magnetic Missive (in association with David More’s Gnathonemus Petersii exhibition), Gallery 400 Chicago, IL.

Artist Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center Chicago, IL.

Tank Traps and Hijackings (solo exhibition), Old Gold Chicago, IL.

2008

Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee, WI.

2007

Group Show, Fraction Workspace, Chicago, IL.

Manifest National Drawing Annual (exhibition in print), Cincinnati, OH.

2004

Why You Can’t Refold a Map,  John Fonda Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

Generally, Longer Than It Is Wide Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, N.C.

Axioms, Gallery 4 Baltimore, MD.

2003

Properties, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD.

Dislocated Location, A7, Greensboro, N.C.

Indexes, Elliot University Center Gallery, Greensboro, N.C.

2002

Holding Hands with Mortality (solo exhibition), Fincher Arts Center Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA.

Fresh, No-No Atlanta, GA.

2001

Kultur, Art Farm, Atlanta, GA.

2000

Referencing Perspective, Gallery 100 Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

                    

Art Fairs

2015

art expo, chicago, Il. 

2012

art untitled, Miami, fl.

 

Residencies

Harold Arts

Vermont Studio Center

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

                    

Press

Art f City: Dream Feeder written by Robin Dluzen and Pedro Vélez Nov., 2013

Art f City: MDW Fair written by Robin Dluzen Nov., 2012

Modern Painters: Cole Pierce and Rusty Shackleford written by Jason Foumberg Feb., 2012

Beautiful Decay: Rusty Shackleford written by Sofia Leiby Feb., 2012

Sixty Inches From Center: Cole Pierce and Rusty Shackleford written by Amanda Mead Nov., 2011

Flavorpill: dream, in, the, act written by Abraham Ritchie Oct., 2011

NewCity: Tank Traps and Hijackings written by Tim Ridlin Jan., 2009

City Paper: Axioms written by Bret McCabe Apr., 2004

                    

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Faculty in Drawing, North Carolina A&T State University, 2016-Present

Visiting Artist, Class Lecture, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015

Visiting Artist, Class Critique, Art Institute of Chicago, 2012

Visiting Artist, Class Critique, Art Institute of Chicago, 2011

Visiting Artist, Class Critique, Columbia College, 2010

Visiting Artist, Class Lecture and Critique, University of Maryland, 2005

 

PUBLICATIONS       

Make X: A Decade of Literary Art, Featherproof Books, 2017

Random #10, artist e-book series curated by John Freeborn, San Francisco, CA.  

No Need To Perish (Wester Publications Artist Book Editions), Storefront, Chicago, IL.

Make Literary Magazine: Guest Illustrator for Unger Fall / Winter 2011

Manifest National Drawing Annual Publication, Cincinnati, OH.

AWARDS

Holderness Fellowship

Wynn Newhouse Award

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

Tether Projects: FLAG POST, hosted by SPECTREarts, Duraham, NC.

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