EDUCATION

1990  -  BA in Fine Arts -  Minor in Film - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

1988  -  Studies in Printmaking, Brighton Polytechnic University, Brighton, United Kingdom

1985   - Toms River High School North - Toms River, NJ 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017  -  Back Home, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC 

2014  -  Paper Mix Tape,  Contemporary Art Museum. Raleigh, NC 

2011  -  20 Years in Print: The Art of Ron Liberti, Ackland Museum Store, Chapel Hill, NC

2011  -  Life, Liberti, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Hi Gallery, Carrboro, NC

2007 -  Helbaard, Den Haag, Netherlands

2005 -  Paper, Scissors, Ron: Posters, Prints & Collage by Ron Liberti, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, NC

2001  -  Ozone Studio, Washington, DC

2000 -  Liberti 10 Year Poster Retrospective, Bronwyn Merritt Gallery, Carrboro, NC

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014  -  Merge 25 Art Afterparty, Bowbarr, Carrboro, NC

2013  -  The National Poster Retrospecticus, traveling show, United States (through 2014)

          - The Contemporaries, LIGHT Art+Design, Chapel Hill, NC

           - Oblivious Collaboration, My Room, Carrboro, NC

2012   - MUIP Biennial, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

           - B-Sides: The Poster Show, The Scrap Exchange, Durham, NC

2011    - From the Cradle to the Cave:18 Years of N.C. Poster Art, Davis Library Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

           - American Dream, MASS Visual Arts, Gainesville, FL

2010   - Planet Hangout, Rock Paper Scissors, Durham, NC

2009  - Underdog Rock n Roll Poster Riot, Underdog Art Company, London, United Kingdom

           -  The Art of Music Promotion, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

2008  -  Deep Blues Poster Exhibit, Second Annual Deep Blues Festival, Clarksdale, MS

            - Paper Trail: The Poster Art of Casey Burns and Ron Liberti, The Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, U.N.C.

            - Radar Eyes: A Survey of Hallucinogenic Printmaking, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL

2007   - Flatstock 12, SXSW, Austin, TX

            -  I Low, Cyt O Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006   -  Prints Gone Wild!, Supe Trading, Brooklyn, NY

            - Sound Research, Fuse, Chapel Hill, NC

            - Printed Circuit, Atelier Als Supermedium, Den Haag, Netherlands

             - Art by Ron Liberti & Doug Barker, Wootini Gallery, Carrboro, NC

             - Liberti & Konkel For All #3, Room Gallery, Carrboro, NC

2005    - Hung & Unsung II, Lex Arts Place, Lexington, KY

             - The Art of Musical Maintenance II, The Good Foot Gallery, Portland, OR

             - Southern Inking: Recent Works By Young Southern Printmakers, Transom Gallery, Durham, NC

             -  Sound and Vision Music and Arts Festival, Visalia, CA

             - Graphic Noise, Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA

             - Liberti & Konkel For All: Round Two, Room Gallery, Carrboro, NC

              - The Art of Ron Liberti and Casey Burns, Fuse, Chapel Hill, NC

2004     -  Flatstock #5, Seattle, WA

              - Hung and Unsung, Lex Arts Place, Lexington, KY

              - Lucky Day: Local Artist Extravaganza, Branch Gallery, Carrboro, NC

              - Group Poster Show, CBGB Gallery, New York, NY

              - The Art of Musical Maintenance, The Good Foot Gallery, Portland, OR

               - Liberti & Konkel For All, Room Gallery, Carrboro, NC

2003      - Stuck Up: Poster Work of Ron Liberti, Dale Flattum, and Casey Burns, DesignBox, Raleigh, NC

              - Screenprints and Other Delights: Art by Ron Liberti and Barton Moyers, Bronwyn Merritt Gallery, Carrboro, NC

1998      -  NXNW Poster Show, Portland, OR

 

SELECTED RECENT PROJECTS

2014   - Award Illustration, Best of the Triangle 2014, Independent Weekly, Durham, NC

2013   - Yates Building art installation for Lantern Restaurant, Basnight Lane alley, Chapel Hill, NC

           - Poster Design, 34th Annual Festival for the Eno, Durham, NC

2012   - Giant woodcut relief printing via steamroller, Big Print Block Party and Art Festival, Carolina Beach, NC

 

PRODUCTION WORK

2014  -  Art Director, Untitled, Directed by John Enslin

1999   - Assistant Art Director, Stonewood, Directed by Byron W. Thompson, First Ignite

           - Prop Master, White Boyz, Directed by Marc Levin, Fox Searchlight Pictures

1998   - Prop Master, Desert Blue, Directed by Morgan J. Freeman, Ignite Entertainment

           - Production Design, Mammoth Records 10 Year Celebration, Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

1996    - Art Director, Bandwagon, Directed by John Schultz, Lakeshore Entertainment

1990s  - Production Design, Day of Dell, Directed by Jamie Patton

           -  Prop Master, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Under the Sea music video, Directed by T. Maxwell

           -  Production Design, Superchunk, Hyper Enough music video, Directed by Norwood Cheek

            - Assistant Props, The Connells, New Boy music video, Directed by Peyton Reed

            - Props, Commercial, Krispy Kreme Donuts, Directed by Phil Morrison

            - Assistant Props, Commercial, UPS, Directed by Stacey Wall

            -  Props, Commercial, Nissan, Directed by Phil Morrison

            -  Prop Master, American Eagle, Print ad & catalog shoot

 

SELECTED PRESS

2011   - “Ron Liberti gets a career survey in Chapel Hill,” Independent Weekly, August 3, 2011, Durham, NC

2008  - "Died Young, Stayed Pretty", Directed by Eileen Yaghoobian, Norotomo Productions, Canada

 

PUBLICATIONS

2017  -  Text Book Cover Illustration, "What's That Sound? An Introduction to Rock and its History", Norton Press 

2014   -  Cover illustration, Independent Weekly, Durham, NC (June)

           -  Illustration, “The Cheever Curse” by Fred Nicolaus, Radio Silence, vol. IV, 29th Street Publishing (May)

2013   -  Illustrations, “Jersey Rain: Bruce Springsteen and Robert Pinsky in Conversation” moderated by John Wesley Harding,

             “Coming Home” by Edith Wharton, and “The Mourner’s Handbook” by Zach Rogue, Radio Silence, vol. II, 29th St Publishing (Apr)

2012   - New Masters of Poster Design, Volume 2: Poster Design For This Century and Beyond, by John Foster, Rockport Publishers

2008  -  New Masters of Poster Design: Poster Design For the Next Century, by John Foster, Rockport Publishers

2006   -  Jane Magazine (September)

2005   -  Swag 2, by Spencer Drate (September)

2004   - Art of Modern Rock: The Poster Explosion, by Paul Grushkin and Dennis King, Chronicle Books

           - Gasoline Magazine

            - DIW Magazine

2002  -  Production Design for photo shoot, Details Magazine, Photographed by S. Howe (August)

2001   -  Cover illustration, Independent Weekly, Durham, NC

           -  Cover illustration, Tape Op Magazine

1998   - Big Brother Magazine

 

LECTURES, RESIDENCIES AND PANELS

2013  -  Visiting Artist, Undergraduate Art Studio, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA (December)

2011  -   From the Cradle to the Cave: 18 Years of North Carolina Poster Art, Panel Discussion, Davis Library, U.N.C. Chapel Hill, NC (Apr)

2008  -  Paper Trail: The Poster Art of Casey Burns and Ron Liberti, Panel Discussion, Wilson Library, U.N.C. , Chapel Hill, NC (May)

2007   -  Residency, Den Haag, Netherlands (July)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

- Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

- Museum of Design, Atlanta

 

MUSIC

Current  Bands   -   Pipe, Cold Cream, Thick Pillows, Poncho Holly’s Bullfight Party

Previous Bands   -   Love Onion, The Ghost of Rock, Clok-Lok. Victory Factory, Bringerer