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

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


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