Russell Thayer

1977 Instituto Allende, San Miguel d'Allende, Mexico M.F.A. Coursework completed, Sculpture & Drawing
1961 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI M.A. in Sculpture
1958 Royal College of Art, London, England C.C. Industrial Design
1957 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI B.S. in Design

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Lecturer I    2000-2011

Delta College, University Center, MI. 1966-1999 Associate Professor of Art History, Drawing and Sculpture

Chairman of the Art Department

Michigan Art Education Association, Key note Speaker, Annual Conference 2005
Art and Design studios, consulting services and fabrication Co-founder and President
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design
Member and past-President, Board of Governors-Alumni Society
Saginaw Art Museum
Former Director, 1970-71 1999-2000 Exhibition Chairman 1970 – 72 Member, Board of Directors
Midland Art Council
Member, Board of Directors 1964-65

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural affairs Creative Artists Grant c.1978
Delta College, Sabbatical Leave, coursework and research in Mexico 1976
Dow Foundation One Year Artist- in- Residence 1964-65

Public Art in Detroit, D. Nawrocki Wayne State University Press, 2000
Spartan, Michigan State University Alumni Magazine, Spring 2021
Downtown, Birmingham, MI April, 2015
Downtown, Rochester, MI July 2016, October, 2017
Downtown, Birmingham, MI. September, 2016

Michigan Masters invitational Kresge Art Museum, MSU
Alumni Show Slusser Gallery, U of M
Two-Person Exhibition Saginaw Valley State University
Relections of the Spirit Berkowitz Gallery U of M Dearborn
Michigan Architecture Invitational Saginaw Art Museum
Selected Sculptors Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Center
Wall to Wall Invitational sculpture Show Blissfield Corridor Sculpture invitational              Applewood Public Art Program, Ruth Mott Foundation University of Michigan, Flint, Art Initiative
Two Plus Two, Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, Dearborn Michigan
Paint Creek Center for the Arts Sculpture Show 2001, Rochester Michigan
Detroit Contemporary Actual Size Exhibition
Delta College Retrospective, University Center Michigan
Krasl Art Center Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, St. Joseph Michigan
Johnson, Johnson & Roy, Inc. Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Ann Arbor Michigan
City of Southfield Outdoor Sculpture Invitational
Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City Michigan
Saginaw Art Museum
Interlochen Arts Academy
Bessler Museum, Jackson Michigan
Kingswood Academy, Bloomfield Hills Michigan
Rubiner Gallery Detriot Michigan
Alma College Alma Michigan
Arwin Gallery Detriot Michigan
Benjamin Gallery Chicago Illinios
Forsythe Gallery Ann Arbor Michigan
Pyramid Gallery Drawing Invitational * Ann Arbor Michigan
Mid-Michigan Exhibition ****  Midland Michigan
Saginaw Area Artists Exhibition**
Bay City Area Artists Exhibition **
Flint Area Artists Exhibition*
Ball State College National Drawing/Sculpture Exhibition, Ohio
Michiana Regional Ceramics Exhibition, Ohio
Detroit Institute of Arts Michigan Artists Exhibition
* Indicates major award or purchase prize