Anthony Castronovo


319.471.6707
anthonycastronovo@gmail.com
www.acastronovo.com

Education

M.F.A.     2006     Art and Technology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
                                 (Lift: Public Art and the Activation of Space)

B.F.A.      2003     Sculpture, The University of Florida (Summa cum Laude), Gainesville, FL

A.A.        2000     Visual Arts, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL




Professional Experience

2019-Current

Lecturer, Innovation Academy, University of Florida, FL
Creativity in Context: design thinking, product innovation, prototyping and digital fabrication

2018-Current

Art Instructor, Elementary Art K-5, Stephen Foster Elementary, FL
Certified Florida Professional Educator, Elementary Art K-12.

2015-2018

Art Instructor, Elementary Art K-5, Fort McCoy School, FL
Certified Florida Professional Educator, Elementary Art K-12.

2015-2018

Shams Generation Solar Educational Initiative, Doha, Qatar:
An educational initiative to increase public awareness about solar power and recycling through art; developed curriculum for all levels and instructed teachers and students during the annual workshops; collaborated with students from Texas A&M Qatar, and VCU Qatar; over 10,000 students participated during the 3 years of this project.

2011-2014

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture, SAAH, University of Iowa, Iowa City:
Spring 2014 Sculpture: Graduate Sculpture Workshop
Spring 2014 Sculpture: Elements of Sculpture
Spring 2014 3D Design/Engineering: Art & Engineering

Fall 2013 Sculpture: Introduction to Robotic Art
Fall 2013 Sculpture: Elements of Sculpture
Fall 2013 3D Design/Engineering: Art & Engineering
Spring 2013 Sculpture: Introduction to Robotic Art
Spring 2013 Sculpture: Graduate Sculpture Workshop
Spring 2013 3D Design/Engineering: Art & Engineering
Spring 2013 Sculpture: Casting Hot Metal

Fall 2012 Sculpture: Art as Inquiry Interdisciplinary Studio
Fall 2012 Sculpture: Introduction to Robotic Art
Fall 2012 3D Design/Engineering: Art & Engineering
Spring 2012 3D Design: Advanced Robotics
Spring 2012 3D Design: Motion
Spring 2012 3D Design/Engineering: Art & Engineering

Fall 2011 Sculpture: Undergraduate Sculpture II
Fall 2011 Sculpture: Graduate Sculpture Workshop
Fall 2011 3D Design: Introduction to Robotics

2013

Great Lakes Bay Regional Solar Educational Initiative
Developed workshops for public school teachers as part of this collaborative, educational, community based art project; focused on community based art, environmental concerns related to waste, and recycling; instructed teachers to build simple solar powered light and kinetic artworks that they then completed with over 800 students.

2011

Administrator, Art in State Buildings, SAAH, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL:
Coordinated between project managers, architects, user groups, and the community. Maintained over 150 public art works, which often involved custom repair and conservation.

2011

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Digital Media, SAAH, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL:
Spring 2011 Digital Media: Media Experiments in Art and Technology
Spring 2011 Digital Media: Digital Fabrication

2010-2011

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Sculpture Area Coordinator), Santa Fe College, Department of Art, Gainesville, FL:
Spring 2011 Sculpture I
Spring 2011 Sculpture II
Spring 2011 3D Design
Spring 2011 Ceramics: Handbuilding
Fall 2010 Art Fundamentals (3 sections)
Fall 2010 Sculpture I

2009-2010

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sculpture, SAAH, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL:
Spring 2010 Sculpture: Performance and Installation
Spring 2010 Sculpture: Art and Ecology
Fall 2009 Sculpture: Materials and Methods
Fall 2009 Sculpture: Advanced

2008-2009

Visiting Artist, SAAH, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL:
Spring 2009 Sculpture: Advanced
Spring 2009 Sculpture: Performance and Installation
Fall 2008 Sculpture: Materials and Methods
Fall 2008 Sculpture: Machine Sculpture/New Media

2008

Lecturer, The Ohio State University, Department of Art, Columbus, OH:
Winter 2008 Digital Media: the Art of Podcasting
Spring 2008 Digital Media: the Art of Podcasting

2007-2008

Gallery Assistant, Canzani Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH:
Worked closely with the director, Jim Voorhies, on installation and removal of exhibitions. Project coordinator and head builder for custom installations. Photographic documentation of the exhibitions for archive and publicity purposes.

2004-2006

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University, Department of Art, Columbus, OH:
Winter 2006 (instructor of record) New Media Robotics
Spring 2006 (instructor of record) New Media Robotics
Winter 2005 New Media Robotics
Winter 2005 Art Department Woodshop Supervisor
Spring 2005 New Media Robotics
Spring 2005 Art Department Woodshop Supervisor
Autumn 2005 (instructor of record) Digital Imaging
Autumn 2004 (instructor of record) Digital Imaging

2003

Assistant Artist for Kidspace, Artist Residency Program, Gainesville, FL:
Assisted artist Kelly Cobb, created an art play-station for children to create unique art, hats, and costumes.

2003

Installation Assistant, Distillation of a Home, Gainesville, FL:
Distillation of a Home was a cooperative project for art in public places based around the de-construction of a historic home in Gainesville, FL.

2002

Installation Assistant to Celeste Roberge, The Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Tampa, FL:
Assisted Celeste Roberge to create this outdoor installation of a dry-stacked stone sculpture composed of four pieces of antique, Victorian furniture embedded in two tons of Tennesee sandstone.

2000

Studio Assistant, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL:
Maintained the ceramics studio and equipment, repaired kilns, and mixed glazes. Assisted students in construction methods of hand-built ceramic sculptures and supervised the ceramics studio during open studio hours.




Awards and Honors

2019 International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium, Project Commission Grant
City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Spaces, Solar Shimmer, Boynton Beach, FL

2018 City of Ocala FL, Temporary Art Loan
Ocala Cultural Arts, Rose Colored Lenses & Spiritflow, Ocala, FL

2017 Solar Art Festival Qatar, Project Commission Grant
Qatar Solar Technologies & Qatar Museums, Solar Shimmer, Doha, Qatar

2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium, Project Commission Grant
City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Spaces, Moonflower, Boynton Beach, FL

2014 Ingenuity Festival Project Commission Grant
Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology, the Kinetic Bonfire, Cleveland, OH

2013 Fall In...Art & Sol
Awarded commission for installation of solar flowers, Midland, MI

2013 Iowa River Landing Sculpture Park
Awarded commission for After Trillium, Coralville, Iowa

2013 University of Iowa Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award
Co-PI on $40,000 grant to develop e-book lab manual for Environmental Sciences Lab using unique examples from contemporary art. Iowa City, Iowa.

2012 Ingenuity Festival Project Commission Grant
Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology, Hybrid Collaboration, Cleveland, OH

2011 Official Judge
Santa Fe College Digital Media Student Art Show, Gainesville, FL

2009 Official Judge
The 28th Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show, Gainesville, FL

2004-2006 Full Tuition Waiver and Graduate Assistanceship
The Ohio State University, College of Graduate Studies, Columbus, OH

2003 Summa Cum Laude
The University of Florida, Scholol of Art and Art History

2003 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture
International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

2003 The Witters Design Competition
Winning design for a Rails-to -Trails pedestrian bridge, Gainesville, FL

2002 Honorable mention
Kinetic Art Organization, virtual exhibition online

2001-2003 Dean’s List
University of Florida, The School of Art and Art History

1999 National Service Grant, Americorps
The United States Department of Treasury

1997-1998 Top Ten Percent Scholarship
SantaFe Community College, Gainesville, FL

1997-1998 Florida Academic Scholarship
SantaFe Community College, Gainesville, FL




Workshops and Lectures

2017 International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium
Presented a public talk about contemporary kinetic art projects. Boynton Beach, FL, US.

Solar Art Festval
Presented a public talk about my solar powered works and participated in round table discussion. Doha, Qatar.

2013 MiTech+ STEM Summit
Presented a breakout session titled "Confluence of STEM and STEAM- Fall In...Art and Sol". The session covered various aspects of the Fall In...Art and Sol festival and especially focused on its unique contributions to STEM education in public schools.

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire, Solar Flower Workshop
Presented public workshops for young children, ages 8-12, and introduced them to the idea of solar art, recycling, and community-based art. Each child learned how to solder and built their own solar flower, a kinetic art work made of recycled materials.

Iowa Renewable Energy Association, Solar Flower Workshop
Presented a public workshop for all ages about solar art, recycling, and community based art. Participants learned to solder and built their own solar flower, a kinetic art work made of recycled materials.

2012 University of Iowa, Graduate Seminar in Biomedical Engineering
Presented a public talk about contemporary artists whose work combines art and engineering.

University of Iowa, Water Sustainability Seminar, College of Engineering
Presented a public talk about my work and other artists who work with water quality and environmental concerns.

University of Iowa, Syzergy Series of public talks on art a public talk about my work as an artist.

2011 Visiting Artist, Dept. of Art and Art History, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa:
Presented a public talk about my work and my experience in public art. Participated in studio visits with students from the Interdisicplinary Graduate Seminar: Art and its Publics.





Exhibition Record

2019

Spiritflow
Spiriflow was installed in Ocala, FL on public art loan for 2 years

International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium
Solar Shimmer was displayed from Feb 3-5 in Boynton Beach, FL, US and was a collaboration with local school teachers and 200 elementary and middle school students. The project was a collaboration between myself and Eleonora Nicoletti and was a 36 foot long solar powered screen composed of 1000 recycled CDs and 200 solar lanterns.

2018

Rose Colored Lenses
Rose Colored Lenses was installed in Ocala, FL on public art loan for 2 years

2017

Solar Art Festival
Solar Shimmer was a collaborative project between myself and Eleonora Nicoletti and was a solar powered screen composed of 850 CDs and 215 solar lanterns. The pattern for this project was inspired by Bedouin textiles and the solar lanterns were completed by local school children who participated in workshops we presented over the course of two weeks. Doha, Qatar.

Solar Labyrinth
The Solar Labyrinth was commissioned by Dr. Allan Berger of Bright Eyes and Bushy Tails Veterinary Hospital in Iowa City, IA, US. This 1400W photovoltaic system powers glowing illumination through series of 14 plasma-cut aluminum panels depicting various domestic animals enveloped in a regular sine wave pattern.

International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium
Moonflower is a solar powered robotic flower that opens and closes throughout the day and performs a unique choreography of motion and light when the moon is full. Moonflower was on display throughout 2017 in downtown Boynton Beach, FL, US.

2015-current

Rose Colored Lenses
A branching, tree-like sculpture in raw, rusty steel and kilnformed red glass, on display outdoors in downtown Gainesville, FL, US.

2014

Ingenuity Festival
The Kinetic Bonfire was commissioned for this community festival of art and technology. Cleveland, OH.

2013

Fall In... Art & Sol
An educational initiative to increase public awareness of solar power; collaborated with two other artists to produce a series of workshops for public school teachers; over 1000 public school students made solar powered art works; Midland, Michigan.

Iowa River Landing Sculpture Park
After Trillium is a solar powered robotic flower commissioned by the city of Coralville, Iowa.

The University of Iowa Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition
Hybrid Collaboration was shown at the Figge Musuem of Art, Davenport, Iowa.

2012

Inosculation
an invitational exhibition of faculty and students from Ohio State University. Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH.

Ingenuity Festival
Hybrid Collaboration was commissioned for this community festival that highlights connections between artand technology. Cleveland, OH.

Eco Health Festival
a community festival featuring the Superfund Art Project, Gainesville, FL.

Small Favors VII
an invitational exhibition of small works by various international artists. The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.

Region4: Transformation Through Imagination
An invitational exhibition of work made in response to the Koppers Superfund Site in Gainesville, FL. The Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, FL. May 2012.
Orange County Public Library, Orlando, FL July 2012
Fort Lauderdale Public Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Aug 2012
Jackson County Public Library, Marianna, FL Oct 2012
The Tallahassee Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL Oct 2012
Alachua County Public Library, Gainesville, FL Dec 2012
Seminole County Public Library, Casselberry, FL Jan 2013

2011

6 Pick 6
A regional invitational exhibition of artists working in Gainesville, Florida. The Thomas Center Galleries.

Santa Fe College Faculty Exhibition
Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL.

2010

Heliotropis
A privately commissioned outdoor sculpture that is solar-powered, kinetic, and responsive to environmental changes such as light, temperature, and seismic activity. The sculpture is permanently installed in Rumson, NJ.

2009

The University of Florida Faculty Exhibition
The Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

Mindsight
This exhibition of tactile art was curated by Bonnie Bernau at the Harn Museum of Art, and was a public event for sight impaired people as well as the general public. Viewers were guided through the exhibit, blindfolded if necessary, and allowed to explore the work through the sense of touch with their hands. Gainesville, FL

Florida’s First Coast Arts Festival
An outdoor sculpture exhibition, produced by the University of Florida, juried by Amy Vigilante of the University Galleries at UF, and curated by Anthony Castronovo at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL

2008

Tectonics Considered
A curated exhibition of works by artists who use fibers dynamically to create sculptures, George's Meet and Produce, Gainesville, FL

Make Art Accessible
A public talk about free internet technologies, curated showing of videos made on cell phones, Franklin's VDC Copy Center, Columbus, OH

2007

Revision
A privately commisioned outdoor sculpture, permanently installed in Rumson, NJ.

Riverwatch Gallery Member’s Exhibition
Riverwatch Gallery, Columbus, OH

2006

Lift(solo exhibition)
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, The Ohio State University Columbus, OH

Of the Horizon(two-person exhibition)
Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, OH

Coincidental Seriousness (do something)
Curator: Crispin Webb, Columbus, OH

Echo Chimeric: Art and Technology Winter Exhibition
Silver Image Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2005

Nano Moose: Art and Technology Winter Exhibition
Silver Image Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Graduate Student Group Exhibition
Hopkins Gallery, Columbus, OH

2004

Photonic Bliss: Art and Technology Autumn Exhibition
Silver Image Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Visual Art Revolution
Gallery 24, Marion, OH

The San Diego Art Department
Members Exhibition, San Diego, CA

2003

Forms of Contemplation(two-person exhibition)
The Brass Belle, Gainesville, FL

Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture
The International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ

Gainesville Art Cooperative’s Members Exhibition
Reitz Union Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Oxidation
Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Study Abroad(group exhibition)
Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Unraveling Structures(two-person exhibition)
608 East Main Street, Gainesville, FL

Site, Cite, Sight
Reitz Union Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Presorted First Class: Student Juried Art Show
University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2002

Cross the Line
The Art Store, Gainesville, FL

International Kinetic Art Competition
The Kinetic Art Organization, World Wide Web, Jurors: Bernward Frank, Ralf Gschwend,
Rein Triefeldt

2001

Ever Since Darwin
Focus Gallery, University of FL, Gainesville, FL




Technical Skills

Sculptural Methods • 20 years of experience as a sculptor working in many mediums including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, carved wood, kiln formed glass, cast plaster, plaster/armature structures, fiberglass, cast resins, ceramics, bamboo and other natural fibers; Experienced welder MIG, TIG, oxy/acetylene, arc welding, plasma cutting, and brazing; Hot metal casting in bronze and aluminum using lost wax/ceramic slurry, plaster investment, and sand casting; Experienced mold-maker in plaster, alginate, and silicone rubber type molds for casting plasters, wax, and various synthetic resins.

Computer Programs •Adobe Creative Suite; Autodesk Maya and Fusion 360; iMovie; Microsoft Office; Programming in C, C++; Mac OS

Interactive/New Media • Broad knowledge of electronics and mechanics relative to interactive and kinetic art; Extensive experience teaching courses using microcontrollers and various sensors such as temperature, light, sonic, infrared, and piezo-electric; Arduino; Raspberry Pi

Digital Fabrication • CNC fabrication, laser and plasma cutting, 3D rendering and printing.

Kinetic/Mechanical • 25 years of experience working with electrical motors, servos, stepper motors, gear systems, pulleys, levers, and pull-string mechanics; various mechanical joints and linkages including sealed bearings, and simple bushings.

Carpentry •25 years of various carpentry experience, mostly in residential construction and finish woodworking; Intimate knowledge of all the various tools of the workshop including table saw, router, drill press, band saw, panel saw, wood lathe, miter saw, angle grinder, wood chisels, pneumatic tools, sand blaster; Broad knowledge of various methods of wood joinery including lamination, mortise and tenon, dovetail, box joints, dado, and biscuit joining.




Press and Publications

Chandran, Santosh, QSTec, Qatar Museums Open Solar Art Festival , 11/14/17

Rivera, Raynald C, First MENA Solar Art Festival Opens , 11/14/17

Greymatte Gallery, 365 Artists 365 Days- Anthony Castronovo , 8/15/14

Mastroianni, Brian, Arts Culture Beat , Creating a Robot Forest- Anthony Castronovo combines nature and machine , 11/26/13

Yossifor, Yfat, MLive, Fall In...Art and Sol, 10/02/2013, http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/bay-city/index.ssf/2013/10/locations_of_fall_in_art_and_s.html

Beckman, Frank, 760 WJR, Live Radio interview, Fall In...Art and Sol, 10/04/2013

Bieber, Rod, Delta College Public Radio, Live Radio interview, Fall In...Art and Sol, 9/27/2013

Heinze, Kirk, Greening of the Great Lakes, 760 WJR Radio Interview, 9/26/2013 (aired 10/12/2013)

Burke, Johnny, Cumulous Radio 96 WHNN, Live Radio interview, Fall In...Art and Sol, 2/04/2013

Paul W. Smith, The Paul W. Smith Show 760 WJR, Live Radio interview, Fall In...Art and Sol, 9/26/2013

Mahon-Heap, Celia, “acastronovo produces after trillium a solar robotic sculpture”, designboom, http://www.designboom.com/art/acastronovo-produce-after-trillium-a-solar-robotic-sculpture-10-27-2013/ , Oct 27, 2013.

Burnett, Karla, “Using Art as a Vehicle for Transformation and Awareness: Region 4: Transformation through Imagination ”, Thesis, University of Florida, December 22, 2011.

Brooks, Lee Gaizak, “Glass Curiosities:Ten-Foot Solar-Powered Flower Sculpture Doubles as Environmental Tracking Device”,[Blog]Glass Quarterly, Aug 6, 2010.

RedBankGreen[Blog], http://www.redbankgreen.com/2010/08/forecast-lots-of-flower-power.html , Aug 20, 2010.

Castronovo, Anthony, “Lift: Public Art and the Activation of Space”, M.F.A. Thesis, The Ohio State University, June 8, 2006.

Hillman, Tabitha, "Art Takes Flight", The Lantern Arts, Columbus, OH, May 25, 2006.

Smith, Sara, "Getting High on Campus", The Other Paper, Columbus, OH, May 25-31, 2006, 7.

"Cryptic Animi", Sculpture Magazine, October, 2003, 58,
http://www.sculpture.org/documents/awards/2003_student/castronovo.shtml