Littleton Alston, MFA
Littleton Alston, MFA

Littleton Alston, MFA

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Sculpture

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Fine & Performing Arts

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Art 495 Directed Independent Projects
  • Art 153 3 D Foundations
  • Art 154 Figure Sculpture 1
  • Art 155 Welded Metal Sculpture 1
  • Art 156 Bronze Casting Sculpture 1
  • Art 157 Stone Carving Sculpture 1
  • Art 254 Figure Sculpture II
  • Art 255 Welded Metal Sculpture II
  • Art 256 Bronze Casting Sculpture II
  • Art 353 Sculpture III
  • Art 453 Sculpture IV
  • Art 454 Sculpture V
  • Art 497 Directed independent Research
  • Art 499 Senior Thesis

Biography

EDUCATION:
M.F.A. Rinehart Graduate School of Sculpture
The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1983.
B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts,
Richmond, VA, 1981.
H.S. Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington DC, 1977.

Education

  • M.F.A. Rinehart Graduate School of Sculpture The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1983.
  • B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, Richmond, VA, 1981.
  • H.S. Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington DC, 1977.

Certifications

ARTIST RESIDENCIES & POST GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: 2012 International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy 2005 Anatomy studies under supervision of Dr. Thomas Quinn Creighton College of Medicine, Omaha, NE 1998 Martine Vaugel Sculpture Program, Loire Valley, France 1999 Johnson Atelier, Bronze Casting workshop. Hamilton, NJ 1989 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts residency, Omaha, NE

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

  • ‘Hannibal’ one person exhibition, Lied Art Gallery, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • RNG Gallery Omaha Arts Awards Nominee group exhibition, Council Bluffs, IA, 2015
  • ‘Flame’, 16 ft. Cast Stainless steel abstract sculpture (in progress) Heider College of Business Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • Saint Ignatius small sculptures Development Office Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 2014
  • ‘Baseball Legend Bob Gibson’ (8’ bronze figure) Werner Park/ Omaha Storm Chasers Sarpy Sports Commission, Papillion, NE, 2013
  • Modern Arts Midtown group exhibition, Omaha, NE, 2013
  • The Flame Sculpture dedication in front of the Harper Center. Bob Gibson Baseball Statue was dedicated in front of Werner Park
  • 2011 Spirit of Jesuit Education, 12 ft. Stainless steel abstract sculpture Central Mall, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • 2011 Washington Towne Centre, ‘Tree of Life’ outdoor Sculpture installation, Robbinsville, NJ
  • 2011 Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University Faculty Exhibition, Omaha, NE
  • 2011 North Omaha Art Tour Exhibition, Omaha, NE
  • World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, IA Elaine Estes, 4 ft. bronze bust 2011 World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, IA John Crystal, ft. bronze bust
  • 2010 Hunter Memorial Sculpture (life size bronze sculpture of Thomas Hunter) Creighton University Cardiac Center, Omaha NE
  • 2010 Governor Robert Ray of Iowa (4 ft. bronze bust) World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, IA
  • 2009 Charles E. Bessey Memorial Bust (4 ft. bronze) Nebraska Hall of Fame, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE
  • 2008 George Washington Carver (4 ft bronze bust) World Food Prize Foundation, Des Moines, IA

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Figure Sculpture , Artistic Anatomy, Drawing

Current Research Projects

  • 10 ft Ignatius bronze figure for the Cloisters at the Platte. (In progress) Bronze portrait of Father Schlegel (to be unveiled at the Schlegel Center for Peace and Justice in September 2017)