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

Exhibitions

2018                Expose YourSELF in Art, Gallery 114, Portland, OR

2017                Culture, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC

2017                We are Enough, Oak Park Art Leagues National Juried Exhibition, Oak Park, IL

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

2017                The Bicycle, Houston Bicycle Museum, Houston, TX

2017                Nasty Women Art Chicago, Moonlight Studios, Chicago, IL

2017                Muskegon Museum of Art 89th Regional Exhibition Juried by Petra Collins, Muskegon, MI

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

2017                The Intimate Portrait, Golden Apple Online Gallery Juried Group Exhibition by Stevie Rose, NY

2017                Postcard Salon, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

2017                See Attached, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh NC

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          

2016                Grand Valley State University Women’s Center Exhibition, Allendale, MI

2016                Art Prize, International Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

2016                West Michigan Regional Juried Art Competition, Lowell, MI

2014                Paint Snob, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2012-2013       The Fed Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2012                Salon 525 (Solo Exhibition). Charlottesville, VA

2011                City Streets Lansing, Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2010                Art Prize, International Juried Art Exhibition, 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

2009                Art Prize, International Juried Art Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

2009                Ratio 2:1 Gallery (Solo Exhibition) Grand 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

2008                Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2006                International Home Furnishings Fair, Highpoint, SC

2007                Spring for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2007                International Home Furnishings Fair, Highpoint, SC

2006                Metro Space Gallery, Michigan State University, East Lansing, 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

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

 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

 

Publications With Reproductions of Work

2016                Rockman, Deborah. Drawing Essentials: A Complete Guide to Drawing. Oxford University Press. Third Edition.

2009                On the Town Magazine, September Issue, Grand Rapids, MI

2009                Rebecka Rosa Company, Grand Rapids, MI

Curatorial/Interviews/Presentations

2017                BFA Junior Review Committee, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

2016                Guest Speaker, Brett Colley Intermediate Drawing, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

2014-2017       Foundation Portfolio Review Committee, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

2014                Juror, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Annual Student Exhibition, Kalamazoo, MI

2012                Guest Critic, 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

 Collaborative and Interactive Projects

2009                Pigment, Video Production directed by Kyle Dufendach, 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