Solo, Two, and Three-Person Exhibitions

2017

  • Rare Earth, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2015

  • Grow, Bittersweet Gallery, Quincy, IL

2013

  • Pause, solo exhibition, Quincy University, Quincy, IL

2011

  • Drive, solo exhibition, Keokuk Art Center, Keokuk, IA

    Drive, solo exhibition, 800 Gallery, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL

    Drive, solo exhibition, Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

    Glance, solo exhibition, Epping Gallery, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL 

2010

  • Permanent Memory, two-person exhibition with Geralyn Vankerschaever, Art Gallery, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton, MI

2009

  • Drive, solo exhibition, Paul Heath Center Gallery, John Wood Community College, IL

2007

  • Spring Showing, three-person exhibition with Amy Sacksteder and Kelly Mueller, Gallery Outre, Quincy, IL

2006

  • Capture and Release, three-person exhibition with Amy Sacksteder and Kelly Mueller, EXP Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004

  • these things or the memory of them, three-person exhibition with Amy Sacksteder and Kelly Mueller, Three Walls Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Mute, solo exhibition, Lewis Art Gallery Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

    From another world than mine, MFA thesis exhibition, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University 

Juried Exhibitions

2018

  • Rockford Midwestern Biennial 2018, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, juror: Aron Packer, Aron Packer Projects
  • Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Laura Bigger, Assistant Professor of Art, Truman State University

2017

  • Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

2016

  • Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Erin Buczynski, Director of University Galleries, Bradley University

2015

  • Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Miranda Krajiniak, executive director of Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

2014

  • Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Kevin Strandberg, professor, Illinois Wesleyan University

2013

  • Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Annemarie Sawkins, Ph.D., independent art curator

2012

  • Mary S. Oakley Area Artist Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Matthew Ballou

2011

  • Quad-State Biennial, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Jessica Baran, assistant director, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO 

2010

  • Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Lisa Costello, gallery director of Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL

    Configuration, ArtPrize, Calvin (106) Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI: juror, Joel Zwart, gallery director

    Blink, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO, jurors: Bill Barrett, Webster University faculty/ May Gallery Director, and Jane Barrow, Southern Illinois University faculty

    Brave New World, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA, juror: Adam Lister, gallery owner

    Action: Reaction, Gloria Singletary Gallery, The Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, KY, juror: Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, conceptual artist

    4th Annual Emerging Artists Winter Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL, juror: David Leigh, gallery owner

2009

  • Contemporary Painting, Ford Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, MI, juror: Michael Reedy and Amy Sacksteder, EMU faculty

2008

  • 2008 Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, juror: Robert McCauley, Chairman of the Art Department, Rockford College

    Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Kristan McKinsey, V.P., Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL

2007

  • 57th Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Diane Schaffstein, gallery director, Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, OH

    Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Peter T. Xiao, Head of the Art Department, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

2006

  • Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, juror: Terry Suhre, gallery director, Gallery 2010, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO

2003

  • Ars Nova Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, juror: Ed Paschke

    Americas 2000 Paper Works Competition, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND, juror: Bunny Conlon, gallery owner, Conlon Siegel Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

    Eighteenth Annual Greater Midwest International Exhibition, Art Center Gallery, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO, juror: Dr. Leesa Fanning, assistant curator, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; catalogue

2002

  • 15th Annual Women's Works Exhibit, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

Group Exhibitions

2012

  • Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery Solaro, Quincy IL
  • Urban Landscapes & Holy Places, The Vino Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2011

  • The Color of Time, Stacy C. Sherwood Center Rotary Gallery, Fairfax, VA

2010

  • It's All a Dream, Adam Lister Gallery, Fairfax, VA

    April Group Show, FIAA GAllery 214, Flat Iron Arts Building, Chicago, IL

    Take Art/ Leave Art, The AVA Landis Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

    The Sketchbook Project, traveling exhibition to galleries in: Atlanta, GA; Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles, CA; St. Louis, MO; Chicago, IL

2009

  • Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Mabee Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, MO

2007

  • Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Mabee Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, MO

    Faculty Mentor/ Mentee Exhibition, Ortlip Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton, NY

2006

  • Faculty Collects, Southeastern Louisiana Contemporary Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

    22nd Annual JWCC Art Show, Mary Ellen Orr Auditorium Gallery, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL

2004

  • Northern Illinois University School of Art MFA Exhibition, NIU Art Museum, Chicago, IL

    Houghton College Alumni Exhibition, Ortlip Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton, NY

    2004 Graduate Group Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2003

  • Inaugural Exhibition, Bad Dog Gallery, Dekalb, IL

    2003 Graduate Group Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2001

  • International Women: Work by Faculty and Graduate Students of Northern Illinois University, Dekalb Area Women's Center, Dekalb, IL

    2002 Graduate Group Exhibition, Jack Olson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

    Houghton College Alumni Exhibition, Ortlip Gallery, Houghton College, Houghton, NY

Residencies

2011

  • Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL

2010

  • Ox-Bow, School of the Arts and Artists' Residencies, Saugatuck, MI

2005

  • Wildacres Residency, Little Switzerland, NC

2003

  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Grants & Awards

2018

  • Best of Show, Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, IL
  • Best of Show, Rockford Midwestern Biennial 2018, Rockford Art Museum, IL

2016

  • Best of Show, Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, IL

2014

  • Best of Show, Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, IL
  • Best of Show, Midsummer Arts Fair, Quincy, IL

2013

  • Individual Artist Grant, Illinois Arts Council

2012

  • Pat Surface Founders Award, Midsummer Arts Exhibition, Quincy, IL
  • Best of Show, Mary S. Oakley and Lee Lindsay Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, IL

2011

  • Honorable Mention, Quad-State Biennial, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

2010

  • Partial Scholarship, Ox-Bow Artist Residency
  • Award of Excellence, Blink, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • Second Place, Mary S. Oakley Area Artists Showcase, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

2008

  • Achievement in Art Award, Midsummer Arts Exhibition, Quincy, IL

2004

  • Full scholarship, Northern Illinois University (2001-2004)

2003

  • Partial fellowship for Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Publications

2017

  • "Alchemy and Art: Rare Earth at the Front" exhibition review by Dillon Raborn for Pelican Bomb, http://pelicanbomb.com/art-review/2017/alchemy-and-art-rare-earth-at-the-front 
  • Featured artist for Issue 90 of Quarterly West, literary journal, University of Utah

2012

  • RiverLit No. 7, volume 2, issue 3, online and print version published by Clymer Gallery in Spokane, WA

2011

  • freq.uenci.es: a collaborative genealogy of spirituality, online publication (http://freq.uenci.es/seek) curated by Kathryn Lofton of Yale University and John Lardas Modern of Franklin & Marshall College, 2011-2012 
  • Paintings, photos evoke a sense of place, by Pamela Dillon for Dayton Daily News, June 25th, 2011

2010

  • "You Have to Step Forward in Dark Blue", Chapter 8 of Anemone Sidecar, online publication (www.ravennapress.com/anemonesidecar), by Ravenna Press, Spokane, WA

2007

  • Istanbul Literature Review, online publication (www.ilrmagazine.net), Summer 2007

2006

  • Be Which Magazine, Spring 2006, Which Press, San Jose, California
  • Cover art for La Visite suivi de La Méprise et de Passions, a nest book in French by Denis Emorine, Editions Associatives Clapàs, Millau, France
  • Cover art for Side by Side, a chapbook of poetry by Denis Emorine, FootHills Publishing, Kanona, NY
  • Cover art for Au chevet des mots, a book of poetry by Denis Emorine, published by Poiêtês, Luxembourg, Europe
  • Mad Hatters' Review, online publication (www.madhattersreview.com), Issue 6, 2006

2004

  • The Purple & White, August 26, 2004, Volume 69, No. 1, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

Education

2004

  • M.F.A., painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL: graduated summa cum laude

2001

  • B.A., Art, Houghton College, NY: graduated magna cum laude

2000

  • Mayterm, London, England: studied sculptures and paintings at museums and universities throughout England

1998

  • Honors Program, London, England: studied the development of western civilization from the Greco-Roman period through the 20th century

Teaching Experience

2016

  • Painting I, 2-D Design, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL

2015

  • Painting I, 2-D Design, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL
  • Watercolor Painting, 2-D Design, Quincy University, Quincy, IL

2014

  • Watercolor Painting, Mixed Media Painting, Quincy University, Quincy, IL
  • Painting I, 2-D Design, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL

2013

  • Humanities 101, Associate Faculty, John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL
  • Drawing I, Quincy University, Quincy, IL

2012

  • Drawing I, Drawing II, Art History Survey, Part-time Instructor, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

2011

  • Painting I, Art & Design Senior Show, Part-time Instructor, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

2010

  • Drawing I, Drawing II: Figure Studies, Drawing III: Experimental Media, Art & Design Senior Show, Part-time Instructor, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

2009

  • Drawing II: Figure Studies, Art & Design Senior Show, Intermediate Painting, Advanced Painting, Adjunct Faculty, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

2008

  • Intermediate Painting, Advanced Painting, Drawing I, Drawing III: Experimental Media, Foundations, Adjunct Faculty, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

2007

  • Drawing II: Figure Studies, Foundations, Intermediate Painting, Advanced Painting, Adjunct Faculty, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

2006

  • Digital Photography, Foundations, Adjunct Faculty, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

2005

  • Visual Culture, Adjunct Faculty, Judson College, Elgin, IL

2004

  • Drawing I, Visiting Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
  • Platform Learning Instructor, Chicago Public School Systems, Chicago, IL
  • Foundation Drawing 101, Instructor of Record, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2003

  • Foundation Drawing 100, Instructor of Record, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2002

  • Foundation 2-D Design 102, Instructor of Record Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

Professional Experience

2019

  • Public art project, Quincy Junior High School, Quincy, IL

2018

  • Judge, Juried Student Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

2016

  • Public art project, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL

2015

  • Interim Gallery Director, Quincy University, Quincy, IL

2013

  • Public art project, City of Quincy downtown mural, Quincy, IL

2012

  • Graphic Designer, MSP Designs, Lisle, IL (2011-2012)
  • Public art project, The Quincy Public Library, Quincy, IL

2011

  • Gallery Director, Mabee Art Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO (2008-2011)
  • Public art project, The Ray & Joan Kroc Center, Quincy, IL

2010

  • Artist Lecture, Ox-Bow School of the Arts and Artists' Residencies, Saugatuck, MI
  • Judge, 55th Annual Art Exhibition, Keokuk Art Center, Keokuk, IA

2009

  • Judge, 25th Annual Art Exhibit, John Wood Community College, IL

2004

  • Gallery lecture, Lewis Art Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS