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 The 2014 Baccalaureate Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 16 

Graduation Information (Saturday, May 17, 2014)

Saem Hur '14

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Han Saem Hur '14

Mr. Christopher Payne photo

Mr. Christopher Payne

  • Chair, Department of Art
  • Associate Professor of Art

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Education

  • M.F.A., Sculpture, Wichita State University
  • B.F.A., Painting, Auburn University

Biography

Professional Affiliations
Awards
  • Exemplary Teacher Award, sponsored by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, 2011
  • AGAS Publishing Award, "The Spaces Between" (sculpture), Arts Alive Exhibition, Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center, Florence, Alabama, 2011

First Place, Sculpture, "The Spaces Between," 44th Montgomery Art Guild Exhibition, Regions Bank, Montgomery, Alabama, 2010

First Place, Sculpture, 42nd Montgomery Art Guild Exhibition, Regions Bank, Montgomery, Alabama, 2008

Best in Show, Sculpture, 36th Montgomery Art Guild Exhibition, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, 2005

  • Merit Award, sculpture. “Art with a Southern Drawl,” University of Mobile; Mobile, Ala. 2003
  • Montgomery Art Gallery Award, sculpture. “35th Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition,” Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Montgomery, Ala. 2003
  • First Place Award, sculpture (3). “Arts Alive Exhibition,” Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center; Florence, Ala. 2001
  • Second Place Award, sculpture (2). “Mixed Media,” Cultural Arts Center; Slidell, La. 2001.
  • Merit Award, sculpture. “Art with a Southern Drawl,” University of Mobile; Mobile, Ala. 2000
  • Exhibitions since 2000
  • 2011 ARTS ALIVE EXHIBITION;   Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center, Florence, Alabama; two sculptures.
  • 2011 39th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD MUSEUM EXHIBITION, May-July, 2011; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Montgomery, Alabama; one sculpture. *AGAS Publishing Award
  • 2010 WIREGRASS BIENNIAL; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama; one sculpture.
  • 2010 44th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD EXHIBITION; Regions Bank,  Montgomery, Alabama; one sculpture. *FIRST PLACE, SCULPTURE AWARD.
  • 2010 SIMPLY DRAWN; Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; one drawing.
  • 2010 7th ANNUAL AAC NATIONAL EXHIBITION; Atlanta Artists Center, Atlanta, Georgia; two sculptures.
  • 2009 BI-STATE ART COMPETITION; Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi; one sculpture.
  • 2009 ENCORE: SELECTIONS FROM BIRMINGHAM ART ASSOCIATION & MONTGOMERY ART GUILD EXHIBITIONS;  Alabama Artists Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama; one sculpture.
  • 2009 38th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD MUSEUM EXHIBITION, May/July, 2009; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Montgomery, Alabama; one sculpture.
  • 2008 42nd MONTGOMERY ART GUILD EXHIBITION; Regions Bank,  Montgomery, Alabama; one    sculpture. *FIRST PLACE, SCULPTURE AWARD.
  • 2008 CERAMICS BIENNIAL; New Hampshire Institute of Art; Manchester, New Hampshire; one sculpture.
  • 2007 HUNTINGDON FACULTY EXHIBITION; Seay Twins Art Gallery,  Montgomery, Alabama; six    sculptures.
  • 2005 36th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD MUSEUM EXHIBITION; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama; three sculptures; *BEST IN SHOW AWARD.
  • 2005 MERIDIAN MUSEUM 35TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION; Meridian Museum of Art; Meridian, Mississippi; one sculpture.
  • 2004 RECENT WORK (Two- Person Show); Dempsey Art Center; Auburn, Alabama; sculpture.
  • 2004 38th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD EXHIBITION;  Regions Bank,  Montgomery, Alabama; one sculpture.
  • 2003 IGNORING THE DIVINE, (Two- Person Show); Meridian Museum of Art; Meridian, Mississippi; sculpture.
  • 2003 ART WITH A SOUTHERN DRAWL; University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; one sculpture; *MERIT AWARD.
  • 2003 ARTS ALIVE EXHIBITION;   Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center, Florence, Alabama; one sculpture.
  • 2003 35th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD MUSEUM EXHIBITION;  Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama; one sculpture; *MONTGOMERY ART GALLERY AWARD.
  • 2003 HUNTINGDON ART FACULTY EXHIBITION; Huntingdon Art Gallery, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • 2002 DWELLING (Invitational Exhibition); Lewis Cooper Art Center, Opelika , Alabama; two sculptures.
  • 2002 OCTOBER INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION; Armory Art Center of Art,  West Palm Beach, Florida; one sculpture.
  • 2002 GEORGE OHR NATIONAL ARTS CHALLENGE; Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art,  Biloxi, Mississippi; one sculpture.
  • 2002 29th ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION; Mascur Museum of Art,  Monroe, Louisiana; one sculpture.
  • 2002 MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA BI-STATE EXHIBITION; Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi; one sculpture.
  • 2002 ARTS ALIVE EXHIBITION; Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center, Florence, Alabama; two sculptures.
  • 2002 ART WITH A SOUTHERN DRAWL; University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; one sculpture.
  • 2001 GEORGIA/ALABAMA BIENNIAL; Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia; two sculptures.
  • 2001 FIVE ARTISTS: NEW WORK; (Invitational Exhibition); Alabama Artists Gallery; Montgomery, Alabama; eleven sculptures.
  • 2001 QUILL & KILN NATIONAL EXHIBITION; Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art,  Buloxi, Mississippi; one sculpture.
  • 2001 ARTS ALIVE EXHIBITION; Kennedy-Douglass Arts Center, Florence, Alabama; three sculptures.  *FIRST PLACE AWARD.
  • 2001 MEMPHIS/GERMANTOWN 6TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION; Germantown Arts Center, Germantown, Tennessee; one sculpture.  
  • 2001 PLACES TO REST, ALL MEDIA NATIONAL EXHIBITION; Broward College Fine Arts Gallery, Davie, Florida; two sculptures. 
  • MIXED MEDIA 2001; Cultural Arts Center, Slidell, Louisiana; two sculptures. *SECOND PLACE AWARD.
  • 2001 34th MONTGOMERY ART GUILD MUSEUM EXHIBITION; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama; one sculpture.
  • 2000 SCENE/UNSEEN  9TH ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION; Runnels Gallery; Portales, New Mexico; one sculpture.
  • 2000 RED CLAY SURVEY; Huntsville Museum of Fine Art;  Huntsville, Alabama; two sculptures.
  • REALISM 2000; Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, West Virginia; one etching.
  • 2000 ART WITH A SOUTHERN DRAWL; University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama; one sculpture. *MERIT AWARD.
  • 2000 35th CENTRAL SOUTH ART EXHIBITION; Leu Art Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee; one sculpture.     
  • Recent Publications
  • Payne, Christopher and Brian Thompson. “Ignoring the Divine.” The Meridian Star, 31 August 2003
  • Payne, Christopher. “Gimme Shelter: New Exhibit Asks Artists to Define Life Necessity.” The Opelika-Auburn News, 25 January 2002
  • Papers Presented
  • South Eastern College Art Conference, Paper Presented: “Grave Expectations: The Freshman, The    Artist, and The Afterlife;” October, 1999; Norfolk, Virginia.
  • South Eastern College Art Conference, Paper Presented: “Portrait of the Artist in the Young Mind”;     October, 1998; Miami, Florida.
  • Visiting Artist
  • Chilton County Elementary School, 2011; Montgomery, AL.; clay workshop.
  • Forrest Avenue Elementary School, 2008; Montgomery, AL.; clay workshop.
  • Forrest Avenue Elementary School, 2007; Montgomery, AL.; clay workshop.
  • The Montgomery Academy, 2005; Montgomery, AL; clay workshop.
  • Forrest Avenue Elementary School, 2005; Montgomery, AL.; clay workshop.
  • HALCYON ARTS FESTIVAL, 2003; Halcyon Elementary School, Montgomery, AL; two clay workshops. 
  • DOING OUR OWN THING, 2002; Montgomery County Public Schools , Montgomery, AL; clay workshop.
  • WORKING WITH CLAY, 2002; Keystone Learning Center, Montgomery, AL; clay workshop.
  • HALCYON ARTS FESTIVAL, 2002; Halcyon Elementary School, Montgomery, AL; two clay workshops.
  • DOING OUR OWN THING, 2001; Montgomery County Public Schools , Montgomery, AL; clay workshop.
  • DOING OUR OWN THING, 2000; Montgomery County Public Schools , Montgomery, AL; clay workshop.
  • MMFA Art History Series, 1998; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; lecture.
  • ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION IN THE ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE, 1998; Montgomery    Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; one-day workshop.
  • Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center, 1996; Montgomery, AL; juror and panelist.
  • Auburn University in Montgomery, 1995; sculpture department; Montgomery, AL; presentation.
  • LIFE, POST-ART SCHOOL,  1992; Auburn University, Auburn, AL; panelist.
  • RIVERFRONT PAINTERS, 1991; Montgomery, AL; one-day workshop.
  • Auburn University, 1991; Auburn, AL; one-day workshop.
  • Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center, 1990; Montgomery, AL; two week workshop.
  • Montgomery Art Guild, 1990; Montgomery, AL; public lecture.
  • ELEMENTARY ART; Montgomery Public Library System, 1989; Montgomery, AL; one-day workshop.
  • Carver Creative and Performing Arts Center, 1989; Montgomery, AL; lecture.
  • Exhibitions Juried
  • MONTGOMERY FILM FESTIVAL, May, 2009; Montgomery, AL
  • CHUNNENUGGEE ARTS FESTIVAL, April, 2009; Union Springs, AL
  • ALABAMA STATE FAIR ART EXHIBITION, October, 2006; Montgomery, AL
  • VISUAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM, Alabama State Council on the Arts; 2005; Montgomery, AL
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY IN MONTGOMERY STUDENT EXHIBITION; 2005; Montgomery, AL
  • 41st BLUFF PARK ART SHOW, Bluff Park Art Association, October, 2004; Birmingham, AL
  • REFLECTIONS, Alabama PTA, January, 2002; Montgomery, AL
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY IN MONTGOMERY SPRING STUDENT EXHIBITION; 2002; Montgomery, AL
  • VOICE & VISION 2001,  Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, September, 2001; Montgomery, AL
  • SAC’S SPRING EXHIBITION,  Society of Arts and Crafts, May, 2001; Montgomery, AL
  • CHUNNENUGGEE ARTS FESTIVAL,  April, 2001; Union Springs, AL
  • SPRINGHILL ARTS FESTIVAL,  August, 2000; Opelika, AL
  • BIRDHOUSE ARTIST COMPETITION, July, 2000; Montgomery Habitat for Humanity, Montgomery, AL
  • BEAR EXPLORATION MAGNET ART SHOW; April, 2000; Montgomery, AL
  • 2000 ALABAMA WATERFOWL STAMP CONTEST;  February, 2000; State of Alabama, Dept. of  Conservation and Natural Resources, Montgomery, AL
  • BIRDHOUSE ARTIST COMPETITION, July, 1999; Montgomery Habitat for Humanity, Montgomery, AL
  • BEAR EXPLORATION MAGNET ART SHOW; April, 1999; Montgomery, AL
  • MONTGOMERY MINI ARTWORKS; 1997; The Montgomery Academy, Montgomery, AL
  • AUBURN UNIVERSITY ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION; 1993; Auburn, AL
  • ELMORE COUNTY ART GUILD 7TH WINTER ART EXHIBITION; 1992; First National Bank of Wetumpka, Wetumpka, AL
  • ON MY OWN TIME; 1992; Armory Gallery, Montgomery, AL
  • DOING OUR OWN THING HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION; 1992; Alabama State Council on the Arts, Montgomery, AL
  • N.A.A.C.P. ART COMPETITION; 1991; Armory Gallery, Montgomery, AL
  • VISUAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM; 1990; Alabama State Council on the Arts,  Montgomery AL
  • ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT EXHIBITION; 1990; Montgomery, AL  
  • SIDNEY LANIER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT EXHIBITION; 1989; Montgomery, AL
  • AUBURN ARTS ASSOCIATION EXHIBITION; 1989; Auburn, AL
  • SPINNER’S GUILD ARTS and Crafts Festival; 1988; Prattville, AL
  • Academic Interests

Pablo Picasso; the artist’s studio as its own unique entity.

Quote

“Think with your stomach.”




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