Fort Valley State University  

Calloway, Ricky

Fine Arts, Humanities, and Mass Communication
222 Founders Hall
(478) 825-6918
(478) 825-6132

Professional Experience in Teaching

1998 - Current        Associate Professor of Art: Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

1994 - 1998         Assistant Professor of Art: Grambling State University, Grambling, LA

1992 - 1994         Art Teacher: Fillmore Arts Center, Washington, D.C.                        


Professional Experience

 in the Field of Art and Design                                                                                  

Currently              Practicing Professional: Calloway Art Studio

1990 - 19/91      Production Manager and Graphic Designer: Nile Valley Enterprises, Washington, D.C.

1989 - 1990         Production Printer: Capital Tees,Washington, D.C.                         

1989 - 1989         Curator’s Assistant: Florida State University, University Gallery and Museum, Tallahassee, Florida       

1986 - 1987         Graphic Designer and Production Printer: Lang’s Sporting Goods, Montgomery, AL                           

1985 - 1985         Graphic Designer and Production Printer: Bush Signs, Montgomery, AL                    

1985 - 1985         Triple J. Signs, Inc.: Graphic Designer and Production Printer, Montgomery, AL                  

1984 - 5/85         Montgomery Teaching Center: Artist, Montgomery, AL


Residencies and Lectures

2011      Fort Valley State University

                  Exhibition Title: Mis-Education, A Lost Generation

                  Presentation pertaining to the exhibition theme at the opening

                  Fine Arts Gallery and Studio Center

                  Fort Valley, GA

2009      Douglass Theatre Gallery

Exhibition Title: Humbly Proud of My Beautiful Rich Melanin Skin              

                  Presentation pertaining to the exhibition theme at the opening

                  Macon, GA

2008      The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture

Exhibition Title: Humbly Proud of My Beautiful Rich Melanin Skin              

                  Presented a speech pertaining to the exhibition theme at the opening

Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

2007      Mary Mayhem Workshop, Macon, GA

Several regional artists and I presented various demonstrations pertaining tovarious art techniques. I presented a demonstration on fundamental screen printing by creating stencils directly onto the screen manually without photo emulsion processes.   

2006      Tougaloo Art Colony Workshop: Tougaloo College

A one week workshop was presented on the dynamic creative possibilities of serigraphy through fundamental processes. In addition, slide presentations were required by visiting art faculty.


Gallery Representation

Since 2002           National Conference of Artists Gallery: Detroit, Michigan

Since 2000           Middle Georgia Art Association: Macon, Georgia


Commission Scholarly Works

2012    Mural for the city of Fort Valley: Farmers’ Market

Depicts a train engine and a train caboose attached to a building 

2011      Book Cover and Illustrations for History Book

Book Title: Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in 19th-Century Florida

Arthur: Dr. Larry E. Rivers, President of Fort Valley State University

2009    The National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture         

Mural (8 ft. x 12 Ft.)relative to Civil Rights Movement, Alabama State University

2007      APEX Museum, Atlanta, GA

Collaborative sectional mural pertaining to documented events which took place aboard slave ships during the Middle Passage.  


Studio and Lecture Courses Taught


Drawing I, Drawing II, and Drawing III


Painting I , Painting II, and Painting III


Printmaking I, Printmaking II, and Printmaking III



Illustration I, Illustration II, and Illustration III


Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design                                                     



Typographic Design


Package Design


Visual Communication I and Visual Communication II


Independent Studies         



Portfolio I and Portfolio II  


Business Practices and Applications


Lecture Courses Taught                                                                                                                           




African Culture (Visual Art Section)


Introduction to Fine and Performing Arts


Art Appreciation


Art History of the African World


African-American Art History


History of Graphic Design

Faculty Bio

1989 M.F.A.• Drawing and Painting, Florida State University
1984 B.A. • Graphic Art, Alabama State University

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