Johnathan Derry


Born • Boston, MA



2011  Rhode Island School of Design • Providence RI 

         Master of Fine Arts • Sculpture

2011  Brown University • Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning 

         Providence RI • Teaching Certificate

1996  Wentworth Institute of Technology • Boston MA

           Mig/Tig Welding Certificate 

1992  Parsons School of Design • New York NY

          Bachelor of Fine Arts • Sculpture

1987  Rhode Island School of Design • Providence RI

          Summer Studies Program


Awards + Grants

2010      J. Stahl-Webber Scholarship

2009      Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Fellowship

2006      Full Fellowship • Vermont Studio Center


Select Exhibitions

2012     Bromfield Gallery • (Solo Show) Boston MA

             I’ve Been Again 

2011      Governors Island Art Fair • Governors Island NY

             4 Heads 4th Annual Art Fair

2011     25CPW • New York NY

             Sculpture Done

2011      MFA Thesis Exhibition • Providence RI

             Rhode Island School of Design

2010     Sol Koffler Gallery • Providence RI

             Sculpture Biennial

2010     Maya Allison Projects • Providence RI

             Art for Chile

2008    Hunt+Cavanagh Gallery (Solo Show)• Providence RI

             New Work

2008    5 Traverse Gallery • Providence RI

             Object Medium

2007    5 Traverse Gallery • Providence RI

             Side by Side

2006    Atrium Gallery • Providence RI

             Rhode Island Multi-Cultural Visual Art Show

2002    Bush Gallery (Solo Show) • Providence RI


2001    MPG Gallery • Boston MA

            Emerging artists

2001   Provincetown Art Association • Provincetown MA

           Juried Exhibition 

2000  Kingston Gallery • Boston MA

           Emerging Artists

1995   Forty-Six Rockville Gallery • New York NY

           In Search Of

1992  Stephen Kellen Gallery • New York NY

          Thesis Exhibition Show




     2013-      Professor Rhode Island School of Design

     Present  Continuing Education Department

                    Teach Introduction to woodworking


     Present  Adjunct Professor Clark University

                   Teach Introduction to Sculpture and Advanced Sculpture class

     2012      Guest Critic Spring and Fall Semester Salve Regina University              

     2011       Adjunct Professor Rhode Island School of Design 

                   “What and Where” Created and taught studio sculpture course

                   on assemblage, found objects and site specific instillations 


     2010      Teaching Assistant Rhode Island School of Design

                    Senior Sculpture Studio Lauren Kalmen, Professor

                    Assisted in the development of undergraduate senior sculpture 

                    students working towards their thesis

     2007      Professor Rhode Island School of Design  

                    Continuing Education Department, Introduction to Sculpture

                    Created and taught studio course on introductory methods of  Sculpture


Professional Experience



     2010      Bostonian Renovations Boston MA 

                   Lead Carpenter, Foreman


     2000      Somerville Open Studios Somerville MA

                    Creator and Director of citywide artist open studios


     1996      Two Fabulous Guys, One Swell Burrito Oak Bluffs MA

                   Restaurant owner and head chef


     1995      The New Foundry Brooklyn NY

                   Fabricator of cast metal sculptures




2009      Scope Magazine January/February 2009

2008      Art New England October/November 2007

               Regional Reviews    

2002      Providence Journal November 2002

               Show Review

1999       Somerville Journal • June 1999, Artist Profile

                Somerville Times • June 1999, Artist Profile

       Artwork Showcase

1996        Martha’s Vineyard Times • July 1996, Artist Profile


Professional Affiliations


                 College Art Association

                Carney, Sandoe & Associates


Skills of Note


                Certified Mig & Tig Welder

              Highly skilled in many forms of mold making and casting such as bronze casting, plastic casting,     

              life casting, rubber mold

              Master carpenter/wood worker