Ronald DeWitt Mills-Pinyas

Painter and Professor of Art 

 

Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon

E-mail: rdmills@gmail.com

Languages: English and Spanish

REPRESENTED BY

VILLA DEL ARTE GALLERIAS, Barcelona and Amsterdam

LAURA VINCENT DESIGN & GALLERY, Portland, Oregon

ESCUELA DE ARTES INTEGRADAS, San José, Costa Rica

SOLO & SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS and PERFORMANCES (since 2005)

2019  Plexus, LAURA VINCENT DESIGN & GALLERY, Portland, Oregon, paintings with sculptures by Scott Ross

 

2019 Tesserae @ .125 : .25 : .5 : 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 6 : 12 : 24 : 48 : 72 : 96 : 120. Learning to Count to One. Can the center hold?  A         performative installation.  Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon

 

2018  Villa del Arte Galleries, Barcelona.  Recent paintings from the Compostela series. 

2016  Verum Ultumum Gallery, Portland, Oregon (featured artist, Abstract Sanctuary)

 

2016  Galerîa EMAI, New School of the Integrated Arts, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Watercolors

2015  Villa del Arte, Chelsea, New York

2014  Galería EMAI, New School of the Integrated Arts, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Paintings from the Along the Bracken Line series.

 

2013  Galería EMAI, New School of the Integrated Arts, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Recent paintings from the Oaxaca and Catalonia.

 

2012  Miller Fine Arts Center, McMinnville, Oregon. Blind Corners, Portals, and Turning Points, plus From the Garden (Paintings)

 

2010  Galería Arte de Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mexico. Recent paintings


2009  Alpern Gallery, Portland, Oregon, ID. Paintings


2008  NW Wine Bar, McMinnville, Oregon, Paintings and drawings


2008  Eleven 0' 49 Gallery, 11049 SE 21st St., Milwaukie, Oregon, April, paintings

 

2008  Miller Fine Arts Center, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. Vignettes: Exhibition and performance with Brian Winkenweder.

 

2008  Perched on the Edge: Reflections from the Studio Armchair
 

2006  Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon. November. Paintings and drawings.

 

2006 Mayordomo Arte Contemporáneo, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico

 

2005 Red Fox Bakery, McMinnville, Oregon (drawings and paintings)
 

2005 Core Energetics East, Port Jarvis, New York, drawings
 

2005 Galería Arte de Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Mexico (July) Nagualismo
 

2005 Linfield College Fine Art Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon
 

2002  Galaría Kandinsky, San José, Costa Rica (paintings and drawings)

 

2002  Miller Fine Art Center Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. Drawings from the mural project Ehécatl-Quetzalcoatl

 

2001 Related drawings and paintings: The Ascent of the Plumed Heart; A 21st Century Interpretation of the myth of Quetzalcoatl

 

2001  Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Mural and Mythology of Ehécatl-Quetzalcoatl. (article)

 

MURALS

 

2016  Origins; An Allegory of Creative Transformation at EMAI, Escuela Municipal de Artes Integradas, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Blog with process images: http://emaimural2010.blogspot.com  Final phase completed.  Inauguration and dedication November, 2016.

 

2013  Orígenes; una alegoría de transformación creative (Origins, An Allegory of Creative Transformation. Phase two. EMAI, Escuela Municipal de Artes Integradas, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Blog with process images: http://emaimural2010.blogspot.com

 

2011  Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. THA Architecture Inc. project. Three panels totaling over 450 square feet: Community, Relationships and Nascence. Blog: http://halliefordcentermuralosu.blogspot.com/

 

2010  Orígenes; una alegoría de transformación creative (Origins, An Allegory of Creative Transformation. Phase one. EMAI, Escuela Municipal de Artes Integradas, Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Blog with process images: http://emaimural2010.blogspot.com

 

2006  Brinded Arc and Rampant Arch, Melrose Hall, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon 2001 The Ascent of the Plumed Heart; A 21st Century Interpretation of the Mythology of Ehécatl-Quetzalcoatl, Torre Universitaría, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
 

1994  El otro yo: una metáfora panamericana, (The Alter Ego, a Pan-American Metaphor) library

of the University of Costa Rica, San Ramón, Costa Rica.
 

1992  From the Pyrenees to Patagonia: an emblematic history of conquest and resistance in the spanish speaking World. Linfield College, McMinnville. Oregon, U.S.A.

 

1986  El Espiritu de la Música Indígena de Costa Rica, Facultad de Artes Musicales, Universidad de Costa Rica.

AWARDS AND GRANTS

 

2014 THOMAS HELLIE AND JULIE OLDS AWARD FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE, Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon.

 

2012 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT: To produce a portfolio of new paintings in Catalonia, Spain.

 

2006-07 LINFIELD COLLEGE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT to plan and execute a four-panel mural at the School of Integrated Arts in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.

 

2004 EDITH GREEN DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD for excellence in teaching at Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon. (link to interview)

 

2002/04 LINFIELD COLLEGE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT to pursue continuing ethnographic research and to further a reforestation project with indigenous communities in southwest Costa Rica.
 

1999  OREGON COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES RESEARCH GRANT: Alternative Models of

 

1994/95 SENIOR FULBRIGHT RESEARCH AWARD Central American Regional : Concepts of Art Among Indigenous Peoples of Central America.

 

1987/89 SENIOR FULBRIGHT RESEARCH/LECTURE AWARD in Costa Rica to create a new fine art lithographic studio and curriculum and to teach hand-stone lithography to students of the University of Costa Rica and additional Latin American students from CREAGRAF, a graphics program of the Organization of American States.

 

1987 CITÉ INTERNATIONAL DES ARTS, Paris, France, a grant through the Sokol Foundation for the purpose of pursuing intensive studio work. 

 

EDUCATION

 

1976   MFA, CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL, Claremont, California. Principal professors: Roland Reiss, Michael Brewster, Carl Hertel. Degree emphasis: Painting and Drawing. Minor Emphasis: Philosophy.

 

1973 BA, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, College of Creative Studies, Santa Barbara, California. Principal professors: David Trowbridge, Henry Pitcher, Gerald Haggerty. Degree emphasis: Painting an Lithography. Minor emphasis: Philosophy.

 

1972 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Fullerton, Painting and Art History, Contemporary Criticism.

 

1970 GOLDENWEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Huntington Beach, California. Principal professor: Robert Alderette. Study of Painting.

 

1969 KANSAS CITY ART INSTITUTE, Kansas City, Mo. Study of Life Drawing.

 

REFERENCES

 

Dr. Richard Settersten, Endowed Chair and Director, Hallie Ford Center,

Oregon State University, Richard.Settersten@oregonstate.edu, Phone: 541-737-8902

 

Saralyn Hilde, Project Manager, Oregon Arts Commission

saralyn.hilde@biz.state.or.us, Phone: 541-754-7116 

 

Nicholas Hemmer, THA Architecture Inc. Portland, Oregon

nhemmer@thaarchitecture.com Phone: 503.972.5306

2010 - present

2010 - present

© Ronald Mills-Pinyas.  All rights reserved.

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