Steven F. Gately

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Steven F. Gately

Coordinator of Visual Arts Programs, Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Office: HFAC 215
Phone: 843-661-1534
sgately@fmarion.edu

Education

M.F.A. – Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1971 (Painting, Photography; Constructive Design).
B.F.A. – Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 1968 (Painting/Advertising Art; Marketing minor). University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1969.
A.A. – Palm Beach Junior College, Lake Worth, Florida, 1966.

Teaching Experience

Beginning Drawing and Figure Drawing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1970-71 (Graduate assistant).
Painting, Drawing and Design, Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina, 1973 to present.

Biography

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Gately received his MFA degree from Florida State University. His work is represented in the collections of the Gibbes Arts Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina; The Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina; the Fine Arts Museum of the South, Mobile, Alabama; the State Art Collection of South Carolina; and various other public and private collections in ten states.
Speaking of his recent work: “These abstract paintings are meant to convey a physically expressive, tactile surface through brush and knife textures. They are meant at the same time to convey something less literal; the feeling of a luminous, spacious environment achieved through color. Although this space is imaginary and no recognizable features were intended, the spontaneous brush strokes and hues could refer to landscape; yellow could allude to sunlight, for example, and blue areas could be perceived as sky or sea. But it is primarily through the relationship of their formal properties that I hope these works succeed as balanced compositions in the modern tradition.”

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Amanita Verna II, 2000

 

 

Affordability

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Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of universities that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

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