The University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, MFA painting, 1996  — 1999              
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, painting concentration, 1995               
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park PA, BFA painting, 1989 — 1993    

Teaching and Advising:    

New Mexico State University, Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing, 2008-Current
Art 200 Intro Drawing, ART 250 Drawing III/ Figure Drawing I, ART 550/450, Drawing Workshop, ART 360 Painting III, ART 261 Painting II, ART 350 Drawing IV/Figure Drawing II, ART 560 Graduate Painting Workshop, ART 550 Graduate Studio Seminar            
The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Assistant Professor, August 2007— May 2008, Drawing I & II,  2-D Design
The University of Arizona, College of Architecture, Tucson AZ, August 2004 — December 2006
Adjunct Professor, Architecture 101 (co-taught)    
The University of Arizona, School of Art, Tucson AZ, August 2002/05 — December 2006, Adjunct Professor, Drawing (100-400 level), Survey of Contemporary Art    
Pima County Community College, Tucson AZ, January 2002 — May 2007, Adjunct Professor, Basic Design, Art Appreciation  
Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbock TX, August 2000 — December 2001, Visiting Professor, Drawing I, II, Life Drawing I, II, Design I, Art Appreciation (Full-time)    
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, W. Hartford CT, September 1999 — May 2000, Adjunct Professor, Art 144, Issues in Art Making Seminar    
Capital Community Technical College, Hartford CT, January 2000 — May 2000, Adjunct Professor, Drawing I and II            

Solo Exhibitions:    

Projects Galery, “Craig Cully: NArdent Proponents of Iridescence”, Philadelphia PA 2013
Gallerie Urbane, “Craig Cully: New Work”, Dallas TX  2010
Stewart Gallery, “Get Out of Jail Free”, Boise ID  2010
Washington State University Gallery, “Mingle”, Pullman WA  2009
Klaudia Marr Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Santa Fe NM (tri-fold catalogue)  2009
Dinnerware Contemporary Art Gallery, “Portraits and Perversions,” Tucson AZ  2004
Western Texas College, “(A)pathetic”, Snyder TX   2001
Sleeth Gallery of Wesleyan University, “Awkward Intimacies”, Buckhannon WV  2000      

Juried Exhibitions:            

Louisiana State University, “Compact”, Batton Rouge LA  2011
Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Biennial '13, Tucson AZ  2013
LH Horton Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College , “2D/3-D Figurative Works”, Stockton CA 2011
Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Biennial '11, Tucson AZ  2011
Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno “Myself”, Reno NV  2010
Manifest Gallery, “International Painting Annual I”, Exhibition in Print  2010
Artists on Art, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso TX    2010 Tubac Center for the Arts, “Little Treasures”, Tubac AZ  2009
The Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, “All Small Redux”, Decatur GA (Jurors: Lisa Alembik, The Dalton Gallery Director, Rachael Baladnza, Managing Director of the Creative Workshop of the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY, Richard Gess, writer, artist, curator, Eyedrum Gallery, GA)  2009    
Projects Gallery, “Guilty Pleasures”, Philadelphia PA (Juror: Helen Meyrick, Projects Gallery Director)  2009
Northern Kentucky University Main Gallery, “I Love You Love Me”, Highland Hiegths  KY  2007
Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona Biennial ‘07, Tucson AZ  2007
Art Link Contemporary Art Gallery, “Lots of Little Art”, Fort Wayne IN  2003
Leslie Powell Gallery, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha OK (purchase award)  2001    
Washington Art Association, “Young Talent”, Washington Depot CT  2000
Apparatus Gallery, “Multi-Cultural Religious”, Tucson AZ  1998
Kellogg Art Gallery, Cal Poly University “Fragmented Bodies: Violence or Identity?”, Pomona CA 1998
Creative Arts Workshop, “Rhythm, Gesture, Metaphor”, New Haven CT  1998
Cesar Chavez Gallery, “Fetish”, San Francisco CA  1998  

Group exhibitions:  

Cumberland Gallery, “Unique Visions”, Nashville TN  2013
Projects Gallery,  “Houston Art Fair”, Houston TX  2013
Projects Gallery,  “Aqua Art Fair”, Miami FL  2012/2013
Hardee Center for the Arts, “Constructed Identities and Staged Narratives”, NFCC, Madison FL 2012
Etherton Gallery, “Don’t Look Now”, Tucson AZ  2012
Metro Gallery,  “Recollection/Reconnection”, Reno NV (co-curator) 2011
Park Fine Art Gallery, Gallery Edel andChangwon National University Art Museum,“Park Fine Art International  Invitational”, Albuquerque NM, Japan and South Korea  (catalogue)  2010
Projects Gallery, “Art Palm Beach”, Palm Beach FL & “Miami International Art Fair”, Miami FL 2010/2011/2012/2013
Projects Gallery, “Bridge Art Fair”, New York, NY & “Toronto International Art Fair”, Toronto Canada & “Red Dot Art Fair”, Miami FL  2009/2010/2011/2012
Stewart Gallery, “L.A. Art Fair”, Los Angeles CA  2010/09
Cumberland Gallery, “Small Packages” , Nashville TN  2009/2010/2011  
Boise Art Museum, “Kids Stuff”, Boise ID  2009
U of A Student Union Art Gallery, “Paris-Tucson Exchange Exhibition”, (a two part group exhibition featuring selected artist from Paris and Tucson)  2009
Visual Arts Graduate Research Laboratory —The University of Arizona, “Continuum”,  Tucson AZ (Invitational exhibition featuring current and past faculty, alumni, and artists from Tucson galleries)  2009  
NMSU Art Gallery, “Faculty Art Exhibition”, Las Cruces NM  2009
The Stewart  Gallery, "Small Wonders (lilliputians)", Boise ID  2008
The Space Gallery, Two-Person Exhibition, New Richmond  WI  2008
Klaudia Marr Gallery, “2008/07 Realism Invitational”, Santa Fe NM  2008/07
The Sapce Gallery, Two Person Exhibition, New Richmond, WI  2008
Platform Gallery , “Relatively Funny”, Tucson AZ  2007
Furlong Gallery, Faculty Exhibition ‘07, Menomonie WI  2007
Tucson Museum of Art, “An Eclectic Eye”, Tucson, AZ (catalogue)  2007
Platform Gallery, “New Works”, Tucson, AZ    2006
Phoenix Museum of Art, “Contemporary Forum Grant Winners”, Phoenix AZ  2006
Etherton/Temple Gallery, “Bonfire of the Vanitas”, Tucson AZ  2006
Platform Gallery, “Behind Our Eyes”, Tucson AZ  2005
Liz Hernandez Gallery, “Out of Chaos”, Tucson AZ  2005
Ehterton/Temple Gallery, “Wherefore Art Thou?”, Tucson AZ  2005
Southern Arizona Aids Foundation,  “Paper Prayers,”, Tucson AZ  2004/2005
Liz Hernandez Gallery, “Earth, Wind, and Faces”, Tucson AZ  2004    
Tucson Museum of Art, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, Tucson AZ  2004
MOCA, “Drawn”, Tucson AZ  2004
Monorchid Studios, “Respite”, Phoenix AZ  2004
MOCA, Hazmat Gallery, “Have and Hold”, Tucson AZ  2002
Northern Arizona University, “Surface,”, Flagstaff AZ    2002
Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University, Faculty Show, Lubbock TX  2000
MOCA, Hazmat Gallery, “New! with anti-oxidants”, Tucson AZ  2000
Gallery on the Green, “Small Works Invitational”, Canton CT  1999
Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, Annual Faculty Show, W. Hartford CT 1999
Joseph Gross Gallery, MFA Thesis Show, Tucson AZ  1999
The Select Gallery, “Hands In...”, Sedona AZ  1998


Artist Lecture, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno NV  2011
Artist on Art Lecture, El Paso Museum of Art, EL Paso TX  2010
Visiting Artist Lecture, Cochise College, Seirra Vista AZ  2010
Visiting Artist Lecture, Washington State University, Pullman WA  2009
Visiting Artist Lecturer, West Virginia Wesleyan University  2000

Public Collections:

Boise Museum of Art, Boise ID, 2009 (Acquisition)
Gladwyn Elementary School, Chanlan Lee Memorial Installation, 2009 (Comission)
The Museum of Art at Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX, 2007 (Acquisition)
The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson AZ, 2007 (Acquisition)
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson AZ, 2007 (Acquisition)
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha OK, 2001 (Purchase Award)

Awards & Grants:

Deviesthali Family Foundation Grant, (co-author for NMSU Department of Art fundraiser) 2011//1
NMSU Mini-Grant, College of Arts and sciences, NMSU 2012
Rising Star Award, Vice President for Research, NMSU  2011
Professional Development Grant, Tucson Pima Arts Council  2009
NMSU College of Arts and Sciences Dissemination Grant  2008
University of Wisconsin Lesson Study Grant  2007-2008
Contemporary Forum Grant, Phoenix Museum of Art  2005  
Graduate Teaching Scholarship, University of Arizona  1997, 1998, 1999
FATE (Foundations & Art Theory in Education) Student Award  1999
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, UA College of Fine Arts 1999
Final Project Grant, UA College of Fine Arts  1999
Travel Grant, Tucson Pima Arts Council  1998

Professional Development:

Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, Tucson AZ    2009

Publications & Citations:

Nashville Arts Magazine, Lydia E. Denklar, Unique Visions: Critiquing the Human Condition, pg. 69-71,, 
Images of “Birthday Portrait—In the studio at 40” and “Conviction: A Soft Punch reproduced    November 2013
Image of “Big Kiss” reproduced in advert for Miami International Artfair, Art in America,  and Art Newspaper  December 2012 Divine Fits album cover artwork 2012
KVOA News, Tucson, Arts and Culture Guy, Announcement/discussion of  Don’t Ask Don’t Tell exhibition at Etherton Gallery featuring an image of my painting “A Certain Crisis: Outpour/Downpour” 26, 2012
Tucson Weekly, Image of “Birthday Portrait—In the studio at 40” reproduced  January 12-18, 2012
Check Up, Exhibition Catalogue, Museum of Texas Tech University 2011
Tucson Museum of Art Preview, Image of “The Hairdresser’s Husband” reproduced  2011
“Portrait of the artists” Brad Bynum, Reno News & Review January 20, 2011
“Newest exhibit at UNR’s Sheppard Gallery is a study in how artists see themselves,” Geralda Miller, The Reno Gazette-Journal January 16, 2011
“Faces show character and culture,” Nonie Wainwright, Nevada News    January 7, 2011
Xhibit, 2011 Exhibition 1 Catalogue, Preston Contemporary Art Center Mesilla, NM  2011
Exhibition Catalogue, “Myself”, Sheppard Fine Arts GalleryUniversity of Nevada Reno, Reno NV 2011
International Painting Annual I, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH (exhibition catalogue)  2010
University of Arizona Poetry Center Newsletter, image reproduced front cover and inside illustration September 2010
Park International Invitational Exhibition Catalogue  2010
Art Events”, Dianna Deling, Santa Fean    August/September 2009
Philadelphia City Paper, “Hot Off the Prez, Robin Rice on Visual Art:“Obamna-Rama” and ‘Guilty Pleasures at Projects Gallery”, Robin Rice    February 10, 2009
“Went to Projects Last Friday”, <>    February 8,2009
“All Small Redux at Dalton Gallery”, Susannah Darrow <>  March 2,2009
Boise Weekly, Image reproduced on front and inside cover with short bio  December 2008
“Soaring Upward,” Margret Regan, Tucson Weekly    January 13, 2008
“Review of Faculty Art Exhibition at UW-Stout,”Darren Tesar and Patrick Gantert, Art Canary: The Twin Cities-Area Student Arts Writing Intitiative, <>   November 12, 2007
Tucson Museum of Art, An Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Dan Leach Collection, Tucson AZ (exhibition catalogue)  October 2007
Downtown Tucsonan, “Julia Latané Returns to MOCA”    October 2005(contributing critic)
Tucson Citizen, “Our City’s Rich With Art” (May 12 cover story)  May 12, 2005
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, “Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition,” Chickasha OK (exhibition catalogue)  Artlies: A Texas Art Journal, Volume 2  October 2001
“Texas Works, Art Zealot + Will Cannings” (contributing critic for West Texas area)Artlies: A Texas Art Journal, Volume I  August 2001
“Nola Dixon Richards: The Other Side of Silence”(contributing critic for West Texas area)  “Religious Themes Predominate At Apparatus Gallery’s Latest Exhibition,” Margaret Regan, Tucson Weekly  December 1998
“The Fragmented Body,” a small group exhibition which featured my work received much critical attention and was ranked the third top exhibition in Orange County/Los Angeles in 1998 by The Orange County Register  December 27, 1998
“Artists Seek Wholeness in Divided Lives” Danielle Walsh, The Orange County Register, Fine Arts Section November 15, 1998    
“Bodies of Expression” Deborah L. Knaff, The Press Enterprise  November 15, 1998
“Exhibit Explores Fragmented Bodies,” Cal Ploy Press   November 16, 1998
“Headless Barbies on the March,” Only in L.A., Steve Harvey’s column in the Los Angeles Times  November 18, 1998
“Rhythm, Gesture Metaphor,” a small group exhibition juried by Squeak Cornwalth which featured my work received much critical attention and was selected for Best of New Haven 1998: Staff Picks by The New Haven Advocate    May 1998
“Painter’s Picks: Painting, Works on Paper,” William Zimmer, The New York Times  May 10, 1998
“What’s the Word?,” Hank Hoffman, New Haven Advocate  May 1998
“Written word becomes visual link in national show,” Judy Birke, New Haven Register  May 1998

Extension & Outreach:

Critique Session, Alma D’Arte High School, Las Cruces NM  2012
Guest Speaker, Santa Teresa Highschool, Santa Teresa NM  2011
Co-Designer and Organizer, Mini Cooper Art Car Painting, BMW/Mini Cooper Dealership Grand Opening Gala, El Paso, TX 2010
Creative Director/Co-Designer, Colonias Development Organization,Vado Community Garden Mural, Vado NM 2009
Cage Match Artist Participant, Summartfest, Las Cruces NM 2009
UW-Stout Lesson Study. Work with two former colleagues at  UW-Stout to develop, implement, document and publish a lesson developed for Foundations Drawing Students, Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching Knowledge, Media Lab, KEEP toolkit website 2007-09
Visiting Lecturer and Juror, Avra High School, Marana AZ  2006    


Departmental Website Committee 2013-current        
Photography Search/Hiring Committee 2013-current            
Metals Search/Hiring Committee 2012-2013    
Chair, Curriculum Restructuring Committee/BFA Committee  2010-2013
Chair, Graduate Committee 2011-2012
Member, Student Exhibition and Scholarship Committee  2011-2012
Department Chair Search Committee 2010    
Host Visiting Artists/Lecturers, Alex Kanevsky, Gwenyth Scally, Jim Waid and Heather Greene 2010-201
BFA Committee Member  2008-2010
Co-hosted lecture by Tony Reynaldo, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University  2009
NMSU Gallery Collections Committee  2008-2010
Guest Lecturer, Elba Serrano’s honors class The Art of Scientific Discovery, lectured on my personal working methods/processes 2008
Co-Host Visitng Artist/Lecturer, Alice Leora Briggs 2008