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Education

2004-2006 MASTER OF FINE ART

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Emphasis in Painting

1997-2001 BACHELOR OF FINE ART

Alma College, Alma, MI

Emphasis in Drawing and Painting, Departmental Honors

 

Additional Education

2010-11 TEACHING SEMINAR

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Taught by Dr. Grant Chandler and Dr. Nora Evers

2005 TEACHING SEMINAR

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Taught by Deborah Rockman, author of The Art of Teaching Art

2005 ARTIST CAREER WORKSHOP

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Directed by Caroll Michels, author of How to Survive & Prosper as an Artist

 

Art Related Employment

2007-present 2D ART PROFESSOR

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI

(2007-2010 Part-Time, 2010-12 Full-Time Adjunct)

2012 Faculty Success Center Instructional Award Recipient

2012 SABBATICAL REPLACEMENT

Alma College, Alma, MI

2006-2007 CONTINUING STUDIES TEACHER

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2004-2006 GRADUATE ASSISTANT

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Exhibitions

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Portage Library, Portage, MI, Sense of Place Exhibition

2013 West Coast Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI, Art Prize

2013 LowellArts!, Lowell, MI, PunchLine Exhibition

2013 New Wave Studio, Kalamazoo, MI, February Art Hop

2012 Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, Faculty Exhibition

2012 West Coast Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI, Art Prize

2012 New Wave Studio, Kalamazoo, MI, August Art Hop

2012 New Wave Studio, Kalamazoo, MI, January Art Hop

2011 Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, Alumni Exhibition

2011 GRPD, Grand Rapids, MI, Art Prize

2011 New Wave Studio, Kalamazoo, MI, August Art Hop

2010 Hop Cat, Grand Rapids, MI, Art Prize

2010 Center for New Media, Kalamazoo, MI, September, October, and November Art Hops

2008-present year Center for New Media, Kalamazoo, MI, KVCC Faculty Show

2006 (Scene) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI, Selected Work by MSU and KACD Students

2006 Kendall Student Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, Selected MFA Candidates

2003 High Risk Gallery, Chicago, IL, Realism, Allegory, and Mythology

2003 High Risk Gallery, Chicago, IL, No Straight Lines

2001 Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, Senior Exhibition

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2016 Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI, West Michigan Area Show, Ward H and Cora E Nay Director's Purchase Prize

2015 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, 87th Regional Exhibition-All Michigan Edition, Honorable Mention

2015 Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI, 33rd Annual Michigan Artist Competition

2013 LowellArts!, Lowell, MI, West Michigan Regional Art Competition, Juror's Recognition Award

2012 LowellArts!, Lowell, MI, Collage, Assemblage, & Construction

2012 Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI, West Michigan Area Show

2008 Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI, West Michigan Area Show

2007 American Heart Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Chicago, IL, Go Red Juried Art Competition Second Place Winner

2006 Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, 78th Regional Exhibition

1998-2001 Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, Annual Juried Student Exhibition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Glen Vista Gallery, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, MI, It's a Fact

2014 South Gallery, Center for New Media, Kalamazoo, MI, It's a Fact

2010 Central Gallery, Center for New Media, Kalamazoo, MI, More Circles

2007 Kendall Student Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, A Living Dissection, MFA Thesis Exhibition

2001 Creole Art Gallery, Lansing, MI, Grand Café Exhibition, November Artist

COMMISSIONS

2016 Rick Kras, Kalamazoo, MI, Fjord Horses

2012 Missy Russell, Traverse City, MI, Barns

2009 Dennis Simon, Lansing, MI, Portraiture

2001 Alma College, Alma, MI, Mural Painting for Alma College Pool

2001 Alma College, Alma, MI, Mural Painting for Alma College Weight Room

1997 Mason High School, Mason, MI, Mural Painting for Mason High School Gymnastics Team

PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

2014 International Contemporary Masters Volume 8, Reproduction of work and short bio

2008 Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI, Reproduction of work

2006 Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI, Reproduction of work

2006 Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, View Book, Reproduction of work and studio space

2001 Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, Honors Day Presentation, Senior Exhibition Artists present to conduct an hour long discussion

2000-2001 Alma College, Alma, MI, Pine River Anthology, Reproduction of work

1999-2000 Alma College, Alma, MI, Pine River Anthology, Reproduction of work

2000 Flora Kirsch Beck Gallery, Alma College, Alma, MI, Honors Day Presentation, Eye of the Beholder Three Artists exhibit their different drawing styles on the same subject matter

2000 Hillcrest Elementary School, Alma, MI, Day with an Artist Exhibited work and lectured on the color wheel