He served as the gallery director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art (LDSOA) from 2008 to 2013.
During his tenure at LDSOA, Whittle curated and co-curated a series of dynamic exhibitions including “Inside-Outside,” “SLOW,” “Duologues,” “PRAXIS,” “Physical/Metaphysical” and “RAW COLOR: Colour as a Medium,” which marked the debut exhibition of the Dutch design team in the United States. His curatorial projects and related programming are designed to spark dialogue and to act as a valuable resource that faculty may easily integrate into their pedagogy. Collaboration is central to his philosophy both within the gallery and in the classroom.
Whittle has taught studio art courses at the Atlanta College of Art, Cornell University, Northern Iowa University, University of Texas – Pan American, and at The University of Georgia. The core of his teaching philosophy lies in experimentation, practice, and learning to trust the self.
Whittle’s work has been exhibited internationally and he has received numerous accolades, including individual artist’s grants and residency awards. Last year his paintings were exhibited at Auburn University in a two-person exhibition with Dennis Harper, in the group show “META” in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in “America Here and Now,” curated by Eric Fischl. In 2012, Whittle was a featured artist in 100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art by The Oxford American.
B.F.A., University of Georgia
M.F.A., Cornell University