Felicia F. Dean, M.F.A.

Academic Professional

Interests:
Sculptural furniture / textiles / process driven design / analog + digital fabrication / experimental materials / contemporary craft

Contact:
ffdean@uncg.edu


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Interior, 2014
Furniture Design Concentration
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC (UNCG)
Diploma in Furniture Upholstery & Certificate in Computer Aided Drafting, 2008
Guilford Technical Community College at High Point and Greensboro, NC (GTCC)
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, 2002
Minor: Communications
Florida State University at Tallahassee, FL


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic Professional, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC July 2014 – present
Digital Fabrication Director, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
CAMstudio, Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC July 2014 – present
Upholstery Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College,
High Point, NC May – July 2014 
Design Associate (Furniture/ Graphics/ Marketing), redegg, Greensboro, NC Aug. 2013 – July 2014
Furniture, Graphics, & Marketing Internship, redegg, Greensboro, NC May – Aug. 2013
Freelance Textile Designer, client Linda Lane Design, Greensboro, NC Oct. 2012 – June 2014
Woodshop Instructor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2013
Digital Fabrication Studio Instructor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
CAMstudio, Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2013
Product Design & Marketing Internship, sur:FACE studio, Greensboro, NC + Hangzhou, China            Aug. – Dec. 2012
Kitchen Designer, The Home Depot, Greensboro, NC Nov. 2005 – April 2010
Home Décor/Paint Sales Associate, The Home Depot, Greensboro, NC Jan. 2004 – Nov. 2005
Artist Assistant to Odili Donald Odita, Tallahassee, FL Sept. 2000 – Oct. 2003


COURSES TAUGHT

  • IAR 201 Basic Environmental Design III, Academic Professional, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC
  • DES 275 Furniture Design & Construction I, Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College, High Point, NC
  • DES 255 History or Interior & Furniture I, Instructor, Guilford Technical Community College, High Point, NC
  • IAR 565 Materials & Methodologies, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC
  • IAR 560 Advanced Computer Aided Design, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC
  • IAR 101 Environmental Design I, Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Interior Architecture, Greensboro, NC

PRESS

Dwell Magazine: Youngest Guns, May 2012 issue 2012
Home Furnishings Business Media: The Best of High Point – The people,  products and parties that rocked High Point – University of North Carolina at Greensboro Presents Their Premiere Student Designers, Spring 2012
IDEC Exchange: Winter 2011
dsgnWrld: Our Highlights from Chicago’s NeoCon 2011, online, June 18 2011
Design Applause: Furniture Revolution Gallery. NeoCon 2011, online, June 13 2011


EXHIBITS

New, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC 2014
High Point, NC Furniture Market, red egg showroom 2013
Phillips Collection Design Competition, Center for the Visual Artists Gallery Greensboro, NC 2013
Buyers Market of American Craft, NICHE Awards Finalists Exhibit 2013
100 for $100, Center for the Visual Artists Gallery Greensboro, NC 2013
FABRICating FORM, solo thesis exhibit, Elliott Center Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro  2012
Art & Design Student Exhibit, Center for the Visual Artists Gallery Greensboro, NC 2012
Process & Assemble, Center for the Visual Artists Gallery Greensboro, NC 2012
High Point, NC Furniture Market, University of North Carolina at Greensboro exhibit 2012
NeoCon, Furniture Revolution Gallery, Herman Miller sponsored, Chicago, IL 2011
Sitting on the Edge, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC  2011


HONORS AND ACCOLADES

New, Appalachian State University Design Competition, 1st place 2014
Judges:  Todd Campbell, Design Director, Bernhardt Design
Kelsey Keith, Senior Editor, Dwell magazine
Greg Saul, Principal of Tolleson Saul Design
Penland School of Crafts:  Lucy Morgan Scholarship, fully funded 2013
NICHE Awards Student Finalist 2013
UNCG:  Graduate Expo, Creative Arts, First Place 2013
WithIt:  Student Scholar, conference scholarship 2013
UNCG:  Richard & Pamela Allen Scholarship 2013
UNCG:  Lula McIver Graduate Scholars Inclusiveness Scholarship 2013
International Furnishings Design Association (IFDA):  Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship  2012
Dwell Magazine. Highlighted as a Youngest Gun, emerging designer. May 2012 issue 2012
WithIt:  Student Scholar, conference scholarship 2012
WithIt:  Catherine Frinier and Richard Frinier Scholarship 2011
UNCG Graduate Summer Research Assistantship Scholarship  2011
Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship, UNCG 2011
WithIt:  Brown Jordan funding 2011
Furniture Revolution Gallery, Invited Exhibitor, NeoCon, Chicago, IL 2011
Sitting on The Edge, Appalachian State University Design Competition, Finalist 2011
Judges:   Bob Williams, Executive VP & Design Director, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Todd Campbell, Design Director, Bernhardt Design
Andrew Glasgow, former Executive Director of ACC and the Furniture Society
UNCG:  Center for Design Innovation Funding 2011
Extreme ReDesign Challenge, Top Ten Finalist 2011
Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library Scholarship, UNCG 2009
Bienenstock Furniture Upholstery Scholarship, GTCC 2007


LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

A Designer’s Process Inside & Outside of the Studio. UNCG – Department of Art. Junior level – ART355. Mar. 2013

Success is a Journey:  The Path of an Emerging Artist + Designer + Maker. Bennett College – Department of Visual & Performing Arts. Intro level – Introduction to Visual Arts. Nov. 2012

Introduction to CAMstudio:  Digital Fabrication Processes and Equipment. UNCG – Department of Interior Architecture. All levels. Sept. 2012


CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP

International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial design (ii), student highlight & article 2012
AIA: Fashioned Outputs, “Forward 112: Process” by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), 2012
July 2012, Authors:  Felicia Dean, Jonathon Anderson IDEC:  Regional Creative Scholarship Finalist 2011


RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

Balancing and merging processes of craft, art, design, and digital fabrication
Sculptural forms of fabric
Cross-disciplinary research and collaboration
Intertwining project development, process, making, and presentation techniques of the studio artist and designer
Experimentation of traditional and non-traditional materials in the development and making processes of Art & Design