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-present 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Department of Art and Art History

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS


2014-2019 

Lecturer

Visual and Dramatic Arts

Program in Writing and Communication

Rice University, Houston, TX


2012-2014 

Curator of Collections and Gallery Director

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA


2008- 2011 

Assistant Professor of Art, Foundations 

Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

· Foundations Coordinator


2004-2008 

Lecturer

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL


2004-2008 

Gallery Assistant/Preparator

I space, Chicago, IL


2005 

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Foundations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL




Solo Exhibitions

2009 

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

Relocation- Harper College, Palatine, IL


2007 

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

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


2006 

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

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



Group Exhibitions

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 Opening - 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 in conjunction with 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 & Awards

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


2005, 2008 

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant

City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs


2002 

New American Paintings

MFA Annual

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

2000- 2002 

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



Visiting Artist Lectures/Presentations

2013 

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

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA


2011 

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


2010 

Southeastern College Art Conference, Richmond, VA


2009 

Harper College, Palatine, IL


2007 

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


2006 

Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL



Bibliography and Reviews

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

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