2017 CV, download for complete version
M.F.A. 1994 University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS 38677.
Emphasis in sculpture.
B.F.A. 1990 Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47847.
Emphasis in woodworking and sculpture.
University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, 1991-92
Cortona, Arezzo, Italy, Emphasis in stone carving and cast bronze.
Public Art Exhibitions
Huntsville Museum of Art, Spaces Sculpture Trail Juried exhibition,
Delta State 6th Outdoor Sculpture Biennial,
Cleveland, Mississippi, 2013-2015
ULM Sculpture Garden, installation of 6 works designed and
constructed by art students under Instructors direction, 2013-2014
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment Center, Spaces Sculpture Trail,
Invitational exhibition, Huntsville, AL.2013-2015
5th Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Juried exhibition of works selected
for display throughout Chattanooga’s urban core, Chattanooga, TN
Gallery Exhibitions (*Solo Exhibitions)
2017 *University of Arkansas at Monticello, AR
*”Notes From the Road, exit 6A” Living Arts of Tulsa,
Myers Gallery, Tulsa, OK. April 7 -27,
2016 *”Landscape Series 2016” October Gallery Crawl, featured artists at Rumo’s in West Monroe,
with works in various galleries in downtown Monroe.
“Annual ULM Faculty Exhibition” Bry Gallery, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA
2015 *”Propping up Clouds” and “Mile 124” October Gallery Crawl, featured at the Arender Gallery -
paintings, drawings, and small sculpture; Upstairs Gallery- large sculpture and paintings.
Markers Mark” 3 person invitational exhibition curated by Benjamin Hickey, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. July 2015 – Oct. 2015
Poverty Point” invitational exhibition curated by Emily Caldwell, The Big Room, Upstairs Gallery, Monroe, LA. April 2015
*"Notes from the Road Revised" 130 Gallery, Meek Hall, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS Jan. 17 - Feb. 27, 2015
2014 *"Notes From the Road,” Solo exhibition of sculpture, painting, and drawing. Maria V. Howard
Imperial Arts Center, Oct. 5- Jan. 5 2015, Rocky Mount, NC.
"Louisiana Contemporary" Juried Exhibition (Jonathan Binstock - Vice President and Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art for Citi Private Bank Art Advisory and Finance Oct. - Sept. 2014, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
"Artists Among Us" Faculty and Friends Exhibition, Invitational, Alexandria Museum of Art,
June 6 - August 23, 2014, Alexandria, LA
2017 Dean’s Research Grant, awarded to assist in the cost of travel for exhibitions and presentation of professional research.
2015 Purchase Prize, awarded for the purchase of a large-scale public sculpture titled “Gesture” now part of the permanent collection of Delta State University, Cleveland MS.
2014 Best in Show,Louisiana Contemporary, Juried Exhibition (Jonathan Binstock - Vice President and Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art for Citi Private Bank Art Advisory and Finance, Oct. - Sept. 2014, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA.
2012 Peoples Choice Award, second place, Spaces Sculpture Trail, Huntsville, AL.
2010 Fifth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Finalist, Art in Public Places, Bristol, VA.
2009 Creative Capital Professional Development, Awarded funding to attend workshop,
Louisiana Division of Art, Baton Rouge, LA .
2008 Career Advancement Grant, Louisiana Division of the Arts, , Funding for continued growth
in the visual arts. LDOA, Baton Rouge, LA.
Artist of the Year, Nominated by Masur Museum of Art and TwinCity Art Foundation, Awarded by Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Monroe, LA.
Executive Grant, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, To be awarded to ULM students for fabrication and installation in Student Sculpture Garden, ULM Campus, Monroe, LA.
2007 Second Place Award, 7th Annual Florida Outdoor Competition, Polk Museum of Art, Juror
Glen Gentile, Lakeland FL.
Executive Grant, Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, External grant for promotion of student sculpture on the campus of the University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA.
2003 Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship, Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellowship,
external grant awarded for research and artistic growth in sculpture, LDOA, Baton Rouge, LA.
2017 UAM Drawing Workshop, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR
2015 Gallery Talk, “Mile 124” Upstairs Gallery, Downtown Monroe, LA.
Lecture on "Notes from the Road Revised" University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.
Lecture on creative research, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.
Graduate Critique, Painting, Louisiana Tech University.
2012 Graduate Critique, Photography, Louisiana Tech University.
2011 Sculpture Talk and Walk, Samagundi XII national exhibition, Maria V. Howard Arts Center,
Imperial Centre for Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC.
2009 "Troublemaker," Bethany College, Bethany WV. (March 12, 2009).
Lecture/Student Critiques, Bethany College, Bethany, WV.
2008 "Past to Present," Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA. (August 2008).
2007 Lecture/Student Critiques, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
Delta State 2015-2017 Interviews, http://thesculpturegardenms.com/video-interviews-2015-2017/
Mary Napoli, Bayou Life, "Natural Progression" Feature article on the artwork of Cliff Tresner. Sept.
Clifford Tresner, "Notes from the Road," images, flickr_Olemiss_artdept, access date: Jan. 17, 2015
The Arts Council Inc. "Tower of Babel," image, statement, biography, Huntsville Arts Council, access
date Jan. 2015, http://www.spacessculpturetrail.org/huntsville-museum-of-art/item/tower-of-babel?category_id=7
Doug MacCash, The Times-Picayune, "Whitney White Linen Night," best in show announcement. access date: August 2014, http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2014/08/whitney_white_linen_night_get.html#incart_river
University of Louisiana, "ULM's Tresner wins Best in Show at Louisiana Contemporary 2014," article,
access date: August 2014, http://ulm.edu/news/2014/0811-tresner.html
Lyons, Ashley, Hawkeye, University of Louisiana, Monroe, LA "Art professor's...chosen...,” page 7, Aug.
The News Star, Monroe, LA, "ULM professor's Sculpture..." Local section B, Aug. 19, 2013.
DeltaStyle Magazine, Monroe, LA, Bayou Portrait, page 92, Feb. 2012.
Professional Memberships Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity
International Sculpture Center
College Art Association
Tri-state Sculptors Educational Association
Twin City Art Foundation and Masur Museum
Northeast Louisiana Arts Council
Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
John Palmer, Former Ambassador to Portugal, Go Away Camp, Edwards, MS
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Terri and Ken O’Neal, Monroe, LA
Mr. & Mrs. Haedick, Monroe, LA
President James Cofer, MO.
Dr. Keith White, OK.
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. And Many private collections.