Calloway, Ricky Nelson. (active Macon, GA, 2006)

Bibliography and Exhibitions


Elizabeth City (NC). North Carolina State University.
RICKY CALLOWAY: Reflections.
Solo exhibition.


Coming by Force, Overcoming by Choice.
July 21-December 30, 2007.
Group exhibition of work by 35 artists from the National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (NAAHBCU). Curated by Lee Ransaw. A large model slave ship (15 ft in length) was constructed for the exhibition, with mannikins below deck. Six artists, Ricky Calloway, Aaron Henderson, Roederick Vines, Robert Carter, Louis Delsarte, and Lee Ransaw painted 36 x 48 in canvases which were placed side by side on the deck of the ship. Over 30 other artists contributed to the show. [Traveled to: National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL, 2008; University Galleries, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, January 30-March 6, 2009; Firehouse Art Gallery, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY, January 25-March 10, 2010.]

BATON ROUGE (LA). Southern University.
The Importance of Art to Historically Black Colleges and Universities in This New Millennium.
August 27-October 31, 2014.
Group exhibition of 30 paintings, prints, and other media. Organized and curated by Randall Henry and Addie Dawson-Euba. Included: Ricky Calloway, Robert Cox, Addie Dawson-Euba, Randall Henry, Lee A. Ransaw, Eugene Wade, et al.

GREENSBORO (NC). African American Atelier, Greensboro Cultural Center.
Changing Perspectives in Contemporary American Art: Celebrating Creative Teaching: Area College & University Artist and Artisans.
August 25-October 5, 2007.
Group exhibition of faculty at NAAHBCU institutions. Included: Justin Abraham, Alma S. Adams, Marvette Pratt Aldrich, Jim Alexander, Lloyd Bennett, Rodger Birt, Peggy Blood, William Brooks, Ricky Calloway, LeAnder Canady, Robert Carter, Willis Bing Davis, Zelana Davis, Addie Dawson-Euba, Louis Delsarte, Phil Dotson, Amiri Farris, Vandorn Hinnant, Willie Hooker, James Huff, Terry K. Hunter, Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson, Hassan Kirkland, Juan Logan, Tewodross Melchishua, Tracey L Moore, Barbara Nesin, Floyd Newkirk, Joseph Anthony Pearson, Lee A. Ransaw, Clarence Talley, Sr., Leo Twiggs, Cleve Webber, Dennis R. Winston, Annette Williams, James Williams, II.

HAMPTON (VA). Hampton University.
The International Review of African American Art Vol. 14, no. 3 (Stereotypes Subverted? Or for Sale?).
Important multi-article discussion of the use of racial stereotypes in the visual arts. Articles by Karen C.C. Dalton, Michael D. Harris and Lowery Sims (The Past is Prologue but is Parody and Pastiche Progress?); Phyllis J. Jackson (IN) forming the Visual: (RE) Presenting Women of African Descent; Robert G. O'Meally (Jazz Albums as Art: Some Reflections); Joanne Nerlino (The Visual Art of Miles Davis); Cece Bullard (Afrodisiac: A Taste of Black Erotic Art). Images by Kara Walker, Michael Ray Charles, Betye Saar, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joanne Scott, Murray N. Depillars, Joyce J. Scott, Freida High, Robert Colescott, Manuel Hughes; Camille Billops, Angela Franklin, Tom Miller, Wendell Brown; Meta Warrick Fuller, Renée Stout, Carrie Mae Weems, Kira Lynn Harris, Deborah Willis, Faith Ringgold, Renée Cox, Clarissa Sligh, Adrian Piper, Pat Ward Williams, Sandra Rowe, Noni Olabisi, Lorna Simpson; Charles Alston, Miles Davis, John T. Biggers, Gwendolyn Aqui, Larry Poncho Brown; photos of the Tougaloo art colony (including Johnnie Mae Gilbert, Ricky Callaway, Emmit Patton, Yvonne Tucker, James Powell); Willis Bing Davis, José Bedia, Richard Wyatt (adv). 4to, wraps.

LAGRANGE (GA). Lamar Dodd Art Center and LaGrange Art Museum.
LaGrange National XXVII Exhibition.
February 10-April 20, 2012.
Group exhibition. Included: Ricky Calloway, Kevin Cole, Toby Martin, Charlotte Riley-Webb, Mary Walker.

LOUISVILLE (KY). Actors Theatre.
19th Annual African American Art Exhibition.
January 7-February 17, 2013.
Group exhibition of 22 local and national artists. Juried by Kevin Cole. Included: Rhonda Bristol, William Buchanan, Aukram Burton, Ricky Calloway, Eugene W. R. Campbell, Rex R. Deloney, Bud Dorsey, T. B. Jackson-Williams, LaVerne Kemp, Anthony Lanier, Kenneth Obasi Leslie, Ramona Lindsey, Lionel Lofton, Viktor Le, Christine Long, Asia Matos, Solomon Okpurukhre, Craig Screven, Erin Smith-Glenn, Delorez M. Walls, Samuel O. Williams, Kevin Willis.

MONTGOMERY (AL). National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture, Alabama State University.
The NAACP (1909-2009): The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas.
February 8-May 11, 2009.
Group exhibition. Included: Art Bacon, William Brooks, Ricky Calloway, Warner Robbins, Robert Carter, William Colvin, Willis (Bing) Davis, Addie Dawson-Euba, Louis Delsarte, Phillip R. Dotson, Brenda Faison, John Feagin, James L. Griffin, (Stone Mountain, GA), Terry K. Hunter, Ann (Sole Sister) Johnson, Ronald B. Kennedy, Hasaan Kirkland, Tracey L. Moore, Joseph A. Pearson, Lee Ransaw, Clarence Talley Sr., Leo Twiggs, Cleve Webber, and Dennis Winston.

SAVANNAH (GA). Beach Institute African American Cultural Center.
Perceptions of Whiteness.
Thru September 5, 2011.
Group exhibition. Curated by Zelana Davis. Included: Ricky Calloway, Aaron Henderson, Vandorn Hinnant, Hassan Kirkland, Tracey Moore, and Barbara Nesin.