Resume

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2016 Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Harper Center for the Arts; Art in America on Tour. Clinton, SC. Presbyterian College, Invitational.

2015-2016 Dimmitt Contemporary; Houston, Texas. Group exhibition Dec-May. Invitational.

2015-2016 Amy Simon Fine Art; Westport, CT. Untitled: An Exhibition With No Title. Dec.-Jan. Invitational.

2015 Artist Run at the Satellite Show Miami; Miami, FL, ‘Art in America’ exhibition, Curated by Julie Torres, December.

2015 SpotteArt, NY, NY. Online Boutique for Contemporary Art and Design.

2015 Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI: Water, juried exhibition, juror: Dina Deitsch, April.

2015 Artspace 64, NY, NY: Vantage Points. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center March 2015-March 2016, Invitational.

2015 The Vets Gallery Space, Providence RI; Transparencies, curators Judith Tolnick Champa, Uli Brahmst: April: Invitational.

2015 The New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain CT, curated by Sharon Butler, January.

2014-2015 Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale Arizona: group exhibition. Invitational.

2014 AS220, Providence, RI. Reading Room Gallery in the Project Space with Julia Gandrud, December.

2014 The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY. Small Works Salon Exhibition, curated by Shawn James, October.

2014 Memorial Sloan Kettering, Brooklyn NY. Reflections; curated by Sarah Campbell, September 2014- September 2015: Invitational.

2014 The Hoxie Gallery, Hera 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Westerly, RI: Invitational.

2014 Artspace 64, NY, NY. Fresh Air. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center March 2014-March 2015.

2014 Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI. Landscape at the edge: Contemporary views. April–May National juried show, juror; Michele L’Heureux Wheaton College, Brandeis University.

2014 The Chazan Gallery at The Wheeler School, Providence RI, with Susan Doyle, Joan Wygand. October-November.

2014 Green Space at T.F Green Airport. Warwick RI, Public Art and Stipend: January-April 2014. Jurors; Ellen McBreen; Wheaton College, Victoria Lichtendorf Storm King Art Center, Sam Duket; artist.

2013 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, Jamestown, RI. February 14-March 9, Jamestown Art Center, Invitational.

2004 Works on Paper: Providence, RI The Chazen Gallery.

2003 Beneath the Surface: Rock, Paper, Threads. The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA. Bristol Community College. Invitational.

2002 Emerging Artists: The Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI.

2002 Juried group show: Wakefield, RI The Hera Gallery.

2000 Evolutions: Iowa City, Iowa Arbor Gallery, with Titus Heagins, Olabayo Olianiyi, Gek Choo Yeo. Invitational.

1999 Locating Place: Iowa City, IA. Collaboration with David Dunlap and Howard Rogdovan. The Byron Burford Gallery, Invitational.

1998 Regional Show: The Reservoir Space, Iowa City, IA. University of Iowa. Invitational.

1998 The Home Show: Iowa City, IA. The Reservoir Space, Curatorial project. University of Iowa.

1996 The Sarah Doyle Gallery: Providence, RI. Juried painting exhibition. Brown University.

1996 The Native Gallery: Providence, RI Juried painting exhibition. Invitational.

1995 Bannister Gallery: Providence, RI, Juried painting exhibition. Rhode Island College.

2002 Compulsion: West Kingstown, RI, Courthouse Center for the Arts. Invitational.

2002 and 2003 Faculty Exhibitions: Bristol, RI Roger Williams University.

 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS, EARTHWORKS AND SITE SPECIFIC WORKS:

2005 Pieces of Place: Bridgewater, MA.Time All At Once. Bridgewater State College, The Wallace Anderson Gallery.

2004 Michelle Benoit; Warwick, RI, New work. CCRI Knight Campus Art Gallery.

2002 Courthouse Center for The Arts, with Tayo Houser; Compulsion; West Kingstown, RI.

2000 Sand 2001 Drawing: Warwick, RI, Earthwork; Conimicut Point.

2000 Light and Shadow Drawing: Warwick, RI. Willard Street.

2000 Closet: Installation. Warwick, RI. Willard Street.

2000 Minimalism and Alchemy: Iowa City, IA, The Eve Drewlowe Gallery, University of Iowa.

1999: Column: An Installation. Iowa City, IA, The Eve Drewlowe Gallery. University of Iowa.

1999 Excavation Project: Iowa City, IA.The Reservoir Space. University of Iowa.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation: Artist Resource Trust Grant 2013.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Merit Fellowship in Painting 2013.

Honorarium: Roger Williams University School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, 2002.

Stipend: The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery at the Bristol Community College, 2003.

Iowa Arts Fellowship: School of Art and Art History and the Graduate College. Full Tuition and stipend award 1997- 2000.

Teaching Assistantships: School of Art and Art History, The University of Iowa. Awards 1999 and 2000.

Special Talent Award: Art Center, Rhode Island College. Scholarship in Fine Arts 1994, 1993, and 1992.

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEW:                               

Publication; Art Voices: 101 Contemporary Artists; Book, February 2016.

Bill Van Siclen; Exhibit Lights up Vets Gallery: Providence Journal April 23, 2015.

Alexander Castro; Sweetness and Light; Newport Daily News; April 14, 2015.

Deborah Ross; Editorial Recommendations; Visual Art Source; March 21-June 20 2015.

Greg Cook; RISCA Fellowship Show, The Providence Phoenix, Feb. 2013.

Bill Van Siclen, “At Fall River gallery, They Get It On Paper”. Providence Journal Bulletin, Providence, RI March 2003.

Bill Van Siclen, “Art Wrap Up” Providence Journal, Providence, RI, Jan. 1996.

 

JUROR:

2015: Connecticut Artist Fellowship Program, mixed media category, Connecticut Office of the Arts, Hartford, CT.

 

ARTIST TALKS:

2015: The Hera Gallery, in conjunction with Water exhibition, Wakefield, RI.

2015: The Vets Gallery, in conjunction with Transparencies exhibition, Providence, RI.

2002: The Wheeler Gallery, in conjunction with emerging artists exhibition, Providence, RI.

2000: The Arbor Gallery, in conjunction with Evolutions exhibition, Iowa City, Iowa.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Bluefish Painting: January 2006- September 2008, Bristol, RI. Owner and creator of a green interior decorative painting company. Specializing in contemporary painting techniques, utilizing historic paint recipes. Responsibilities include marketing and branding, estimating project costs, color consultation, painting, client consultations.

Roger Williams University: Fall 2001-summer 2008. Adjunct Professor Bristol, RI. School of Art, Architecture and Historic Preservation. Courses taught: drawing fundamentals, painting, senior studio and topics in sculpture: installation art. Coordinated and conducted slide and digital image presentations, critiques, student reviews and advisement, developed curriculum, syllabi and all assignments. Also established the pre-college program, a summer residency for high school seniors in the visual arts.

Bridgewater State College: Fall 2002-winter 2006. Visiting Lecturer in the art department, Bridgewater, MA. Courses taught: Basic drawing; Artistic modes of expression, two dimensional design and painting. Responsible for ordering all art materials for the semester for each student within the confines of the schools budget. Developed curriculum, syllabi, and assignments. Administered slide presentations, critiques, and student reviews.

Have No Fear Productions: Summer 2006. Scenic Painter for the film ‘Underdog.” Armory Building, Providence, RI. Painted constructed objects and sculptures to resemble reality on the set.
Fuller Museum of Art: Fall 2000-Winter 2002. Instructor: visual arts. Taught drawing classes and curated student exhibitions for adults in a continuing education environment.

Office of The State Archeologist: 2000 Iowa City, IA. Intern. Researched, analyzed, and classified information. Organized, documented, and reconstructed ancient artifacts, fragments, and data in the archeology laboratory.

City Arts for Youth Organization: 1994-1995. Assistant to the Director of Development and Operations. Saint Michaels Cathedral Providence, RI.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:                    

College Art Association: 1998-2001.

Chronicles of Higher Education: 1999-2008.

Hera Gallery: Wakefield, RI. Board member and volunteer 2002.

Massachusetts State College Association: 2002- 2007.

Friends of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Providence, RI. 1993, 1994 and 1995.

 

COLLECTIONS:

Memorial Sloan Kettering

The University of Iowa Museum

The Swain School of Design

RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Numerous private collections

 

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND:

M.F.A. School of Art and Art History; Painting, Sculpture minor. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. May 2000.

M.A. School of Art and Art History; Painting, Printmaking minor. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. May 1999.

B.F.A. Rhode Island College, Providence, RI. Magna Cum Laude. May 1995.

Swain School of Design, 1980-1982.