Vitae
 

Education

2018   MFA (pending), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (expected May 2018)
2012   BFA with Distinction, Drawing, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI


Teaching Experience

2017     Teaching Substitute, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (Courses Taught: Drawing II, Figure Drawing III & IV)
2016     Teaching Substitute, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (Courses Taught: Drawing II, Figure Drawing I, Figure Drawing II)
2015 -  Teaching Assistant, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI (Courses Taught: Drawing I, Drawing II, Figure Drawing I, Figure Drawing II, Figure Drawing III & IV)


Awards/Grants/Fellowships

2017     ArtPrize Artist Seed Grant, Frey Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI
2016     Residency Full-Ride Scholarship, Golden Apple Artist Residency, Harrington, ME
2016     Graduate Student Merit Award, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2015-18     Graduate Student Fellowship, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2012     Studio Excellence Award, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2012     *1st Place, MEGA (Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2012     *3rd Place, Fourth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, PA


Selected Exhibitions

2018     Group Exhibition: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fed Galleries, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2018     Juried Exhibition: Art Now: Drawing, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
2017      ArtPrize 9, Grand Rapids Art Museum - Grand Rapids, MI
2017      Juried Exhibition: HOME, Lubeznik Center for the Arts - Michigan City, IN - Juried Exhibition
2017      Juried Exhibition: Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2017      Requested: Artumentary, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
2016      Juried Exhibition: 2016 Williams Prize, The Artist for Artists Projects, Slipe Gallery at the Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
2015-16     Art[ery]: Kendall College of Art and Design Graduate Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2013      Juried Exhibition:  American Art Today: Figures, The Bascom – A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC
2013      Juried Exhibition: Real People 2013, The Old Court House Figurative League, Woodstock, IL
2013      Juried Exhibition: 4th Culture Studios at [SCENE] Metrospace, East Lansing, MI
2013      Solo Exhibition: The Others, Gainey Gallery, Byron Center, MI
2012      Juried Exhibition: Fourth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA* 
2012      Group Exhibition: BFA Studio Excellence Exhibition, The Federal Bdg. KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI*
2012      Juried Exhibition: MEGA, Gallery 114, KCAD of FSU, Juror: Mary Hood, Grand Rapids, MI*
2012      Juried Exhibition: West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Juror: Vincent Desidario, Kalamazoo, MI
2012      Group Exhibition: Art.Downtown, C.O.D.A. Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2011       Requested: Free Radical, Hoi Polloi Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2011       Group Exhibition:  ArtPrize 3, Green Lion Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2011      Two Person Exhibition:  Awareness, Perception and Imperfection, with artist Conor Fagan, Gallery 104, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
2011      Juried Exhibition: 7th Annual Rites of Passage, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2010     Juried Exhibition: Great Lakes Drawing Biennial, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University.  Juror:  Hartmut Austen.  Ypsilanti, MI


Bibliography

Tower, Mark. "The ArtPrize 2017 Top 100 public vote favorites so far." MLive, 26 Sept. 2017.
Carlson, Kate. Interview. "Get a first look at 16 ArtPrize entries at the Grand Rapids Art Museum." MLive, 18 Sept. 2017. 
Grand Rapids Press, exhibition announcement with photograph, Grand Rapids, MI 17 Sept. 2017, p. D1.
Herring, Marvis. "GRAM reveals ArtPrize Nine exhibition." WoodTV 8, 12 Sept. 2017. 
Artushin, Heather. "Emerging Artists Shine at MEGA 2017." Grand Rapids Magazine, 27 June 2017, pp. 26-27.
Curated Selection of Works by Kurt Beers: Emily Mayo." ArtMaze Mag Issue 2, April 10, 2017. , 62
Rockman, Deborah Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing, Oxford University Press, 2015
Rockman, Deborah, Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation, Oxford University Press, 2012
7th Annual Rites of Passage Catalog, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2011
Portfolio, KCAD, Winter Issue, Page 6, 2011


Lectures/Presentations/Panels

2017     Panel, "ArtPrize and Contemporary Art in Society", Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI. September 19
2017     Artist Lecture, corporate reception at Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI. September 22


Residencies

2016                 Golden Apple Artist Residency, Harrington, ME


Professional Experience

2017     Curatorial Internship, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2017     Dean Search Committee, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2016-18     President, Graduate Student Association, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI