Education                                        
2004-2007    Master of Fine Art
        Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
        Emphasis in Painting
1999-2004    Bachelor of Fine Art
        Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
        Emphasis in Painting

Professional Experience
2015-present    Visiting Assistant Professor
        Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
        Courses: 2D Design, Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing Fundamentals, Life Drawing,     
        Color and Design, Introduction to Painting

2011-2015    Adjunct Professor of Foundations
        Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
        Courses:  Life Drawing, Drawing I, Drawing II

2008-2015    Adjunct Professor of Drawing
        Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
        Courses:  Figure Drawing I, Intermediate Figure Drawing II, Drawing I, Drawing II

Group Exhibitions

2017        Themeless, Whitdel Arts at Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

2017       The Bicycle, Houston Bicycle Museum, Houston, TX

2017        Nasty Women Art Chicago, Moonlight Studios, Chicago IL                                                                                                        

2017        See Attached, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC                                                                                                                            

2017        Postcard Salon, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2016        Fall Art Exhibit, The Gremlin Gallery, Jenison, MI
2016        FIVE by FIVE, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
2016        Fun Size, Treat Gallery, New York, NY
2016        6x6 International, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY     
2014        Paint Snob, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2012-2013    The Fed Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2010    Annual Holiday Exhibition, The Shoe Factory Co-Op, Rochester, NY
2010    Boots and Shoes: A Variation of a Theme, The Shoe Factory Co-Op, Rochester, NY
2010    Objects, The Mustache Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2010    Rankin Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
2008    Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008    Abstraction, Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York, NY
2008    Bitter Fruits: A Study of Women as Object in Art, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2006-2007    International Home Furnishings Fair, Highpoint, SC
2007    Spring For the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2006    Free Radical Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2005    The Laduke Studios of Photography and Fine Art, Holland, MI
2004    Schoegrens’ Cat Fine Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2004    Walker Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO

Juried Exhibitions
2017     We are Enough, National Juried ExhibitionOak Park Art League, Chicago, IL

2017     Muskegon Museum of Art's 89th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon, MI

2017     Culture, International Juried Art Exhibition, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC

2017       Women’s Issues Now “What Does Feminism Mean to You”, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI                      

2016        Grand Valley State University Women’s Center Exhibition, Allendale, MI
2016        Art Prize, International Juried Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI
2016        West Michigan Regional Juried Art Competition, Lowell, MI
2011        City Streets Lansing, Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2010       Art Prize, International Juried Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI
2009      Art Prize, International Juried Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI
2008      Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2006       Metro Space Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
2004       Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2002       Figure, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1998       Governor of Michigan Traveling Art Exhibit, Lansing, MI

Collaborative Projects
2009        Pigment, Video Production directed by Kyle Dufendach, Grand Rapids, MI
2009        Rebecka Rosa Company, Grand Rapids, MI
2004        280 Studio Artist Battle, Grand Rapids, MI
2005        Gala Muziq, Ideal Art Collective, Grand Rapids, MI
2003        Founder’s Brewery Art and Fashion Exhibition, Ideal Art Collective, Grand Rapids, MI

Solo Exhibitions
2012        Salon 525, Charlottesville, VA
2009       Ratio 2:1 Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Publications                        
2016        Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation 3rd Edition, Oxford University Press, Author, Deborah Rockman
2009       On the Town Magazine, September Issue, Grand Rapids, MI
 

Curatorial/Interviews/Presentations
2016        Guest Speaker, Brett Colley Intermediate Drawing, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
2014        Juror, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Annual Student Exhibition, Kalamazoo, MI
2012        Guest Speaker, Deborah Rockman Graduate Teaching Seminar, Kendall College, Grand Rapids, MI
2010        Juror, Scholastic Achievement Awards, Kendall College, Grand Rapids, MI
2009        Art Prize, Fox 17 News Interview, 08/09, Grand Rapids, MI
2009        Art Prize online Artist Chat, 08/09, Grand Rapids, MI
2007        GRCCTV Interview: 09/07, Grand Rapids, MI

Awards and Honors                                    
2004-07    Graduate Fellowship, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2004         Gene Adcock Scholarship, Carbondale, CO
2004    Presidents Academic Achievement Award, Winter Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1999-04    Merit Scholarship, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1999        The David and Elsa Brule Scholarship, Iron Mountain, MI
1999        Peoples Choice Award, The Association of Student Artists, Iron Mountain, MI
1998    Michigan Technological University Scholarship: Mixed Media Painting Summer Workshop, Houghton, MI