EDUCATION

2003  MFA Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

1999  BFA Painting, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1999  Study Abroad Program, Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019-        Instructional Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

2014-19    Lecturer, Rice University, Houston, TX

2012-14    Curator of Collections and Gallery DirectorGeorge Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2008-11    Assistant Professor, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2004-08    LecturerNortheastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

2004-08    Gallery AssistantI space, Chicago, IL

2005         Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009  Dwellings: The Seduction of Space- I space, Chicago, IL (catalogue)

2009  Relocation- Harper College, Palatine, IL

2007  On Unstable Ground - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2007  Finding Place - Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2006  Finding Place – Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

2006  Structured Growth - Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL (two person exhibition)



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022  WILDERNESS - Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

          Masur Museum's 59th Juried Competition - Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

          LaGrange Southeast Regional Exhibition - LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA

          Positive/Negative 37 - Slocumb Gallery, ESTU, Johnson City, TN (catalog)

2021  Current - Whitespace, Edinburgh, UK

          WHERE - Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH

          12th Drawing Discourse - University of North Carolina Ashville, Ashville, NC

          2021 SECAC Juried Exhibition - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

          Faculty Exhibition - University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

          FATE: Infrastructure 2021 - Virtual Exhibition

          Featured Artist - studioELL Flatfile, Brooklyn, NY

2020  Paper Talks - studioELL, Brooklyn, NY

          Featured Artist - studioELL Flatfile, Brooklyn, NY

          SPACE: 2020 Juried Exhibition - Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

2015  Dadu: Conversations – Nashville, TN

2013  Draw(n) Out – George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2012  inLINE – galleryELL, Brooklyn, NY

2011  Transient Landscape – Governor’s Island, New York, NY

          Dwell – Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY

          element – progress – Spool MFG, Binghamton, NY

          Art Matters – Harper College, Palatine, IL

          Let There Be Art – Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

          The Draw Project – Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

          Faculty Exhibition- Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2010  galleryELL @ The Loading Dock - Brooklyn, NY

2009  Color Matters – South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

          Faculty Exhibition- Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2008  McCormick Place West Expansion Art Collection  - Chicago, IL

2007  More Noyes - Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL

          Craftsmanly Conceptualism – Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

          Bridge Art Fair 2007- Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006  Collect All Four -- Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO

          18th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial 2006 – Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

          Winter Selections - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Introspection - Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          Faculty Exhibition- Northeastern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005  Mind in Matter: Construction of the Built Environment - Open Source, Champaign, IL

          Faculty Exhibition - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

          NOLA Aid - Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004  Faculty Exhibition - Northeastern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL

          59TH Juried Exhibition - Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

2003  Tracked and Tracking -I space, Chicago, IL

          MFA Thesis Exhibition - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL

2002   Location, Location, Location - I space, Chicago, IL & Transit Space, London, England

2000   Today in Eight Parts - I space, Chicago, IL

1999   Serving Up Art - Willard Gallery, Manhattan, KS

           Foreign Bodies - Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich, England


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2006-08 McCormick Place West Expansion, Chicago, IL


HONORS AND AWARDS

2022  Artist Fellowship Grant - Mississippi Arts Commission

2022  Purchase Award - Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College

2011  College of the Arts Faculty Service Award - Columbus State University

2010  Individual Contribution in Creative Research Award - Columbus State University

2009  Joan Mitchell Foundation Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center - Johnson, Vermont

2008  College of Arts and Letters Faculty Development Grant - Columbus State University

2008  Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs

2005  Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs

2002  New American Paintings, MFA Annual

2002  Master’s Thesis Project Grant - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2000- 2002 Brodie Grant/ Fellowship - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS

2013  Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Biennial National Conference - Savannah, GA

2013  Curatorial Lecture - Drawn Out - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2013  Collector's Roundtable - Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA

2011  Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Regional Conference - Carrollton, GA

2010  Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, VA

2009  Artist Talk - Harper College, Palatine, IL

2007  Artist Talk - Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2006  Artist Talk - Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2006  Artist Talk - Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL


BIBLIOGRAPHY

https://www.studioell.org/flatfile/

Wurster, Lisa. The Artist’s Magazine, “Mapping the Spaces Between” October 2008

Goldgaber, Debbie. CS Interiors, “Un-Conventional Art”, Fall 2007

Wurster, Lisa. The Artist’s Magazine, “25 Under 40”, March 2007

Isaacs, Deanna. Chicago Reader, “And the Winners Are…”, October 6, 2006

Foster, Tara. Exhibition review: Structured Growth. www.urbanpollution.com July 2006

Peregrin, Tony. UR Magazine, “30 Under 30”, Volume 8- Issue 9, September 2005

www.orangesideout.com- a website for selected emerging artist

New American Paintings, 2002 MFA Annual


RESIDENCIES

2020  Stay Home Residency - Paris, TN

2011  Artist in Residence - Governor’s Island, New York, NY

2009  Vermont Studio Center - Johnson, Vermont


COLLECTIONS

Harper College - Palatine, IL

McCormick Place – Chicago, IL

Lamar Dodd Art Center at LaGrange College - GA

Private Collections in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, and Chicago