born Chicago, IL

education   

2003      BFA. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL

2002      Advanced Painting Studio with Stan Whitney. Tyler School of Art/Temple University. Rome, Italy

residencies

2017    Textilsetur Islands (Icelandic Textile Center), Blonduos, Iceland

             SIM, Reykjavik

2016    Wagon Station Encampment, A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA

             100 West Corsicana, Corsicana, TX

2015     Artist-In-Residence, Juneau, AK

2014     Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

selected solo and two-person exhibitions

2017    Wintering Over, OXS, Carson City, NV

2015    Over and Over with Tim Ortiz, Juneau, AK

2014    Promise of a Horse and Saddle, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2013    Room 3, Gateway Motel, Las Vegas, NV

2012    It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Kleven Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV 

2011    Getting Close to the Event Horizon, Winchester Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV

selected group exhibitions 

2017    TIK TAKK, SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland

            Petta Reddast, Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland

            Tested Ground with Alexa Hoyer, Joan Linder, Jenny Odell, and Nicolas Shake, Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada

2016    Settlers + Nomads: 269 miles organized by Wendy Kveck for Hot August Nights, BLAM, Los Angeles  

            Art in America curated by Julie Torres, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Clinton, South Carolina

2015    Art in America curated by Julie Torres, Tiger Strikes Asteroid's Artist-Run at The Satellite Show Miami, Miami Beach, FL

 Anadromous curated by Brandon Howard, Juneau, AK                                                                   

2014    Past, Present, and Future, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2013    Untitled group exhibition, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2011     Chain Letter, Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 Minumental Invitational, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

 10x10, Government Center Rotunda Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

 New Paintings, kleven contemporary, Las Vegas, NV

 Freedom>Force, Alios Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2010    I hope you’re feeling better, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

 Reign of Glass, Erin Stellmon (collaborative installation with 98 artists), Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2009   Inscribed/Messages, Government Center Rotunda Gallery, Las Vegas

Take Note, Marjorie Barrick Museum, Las Vegas

2008   Culture Clash, Bridge Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2006    17th Annual Juried Show, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2005    Spring Break Show curated by Caleb Lyons, Brandon Alvendia, & Alberto Hernandez of ArtLedge, The Butchershop, Chicago, IL

2004    Second Annual Valentine’s Show, Alterspace, Chicago, IL

2003    BFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, SAIC, Chicago, IL

 First Annual Valentine’s Show, Alterspace, Chicago, IL

2002   Untitled group exhibition, Temple Rome Gallery of Art, Rome, Italy

2001    Untitled group exhibition curated by Stephanie Brooks, Basespace (SAIC), Chicago, IL

2000   Untitled group exhibition, Gallery 2 (SAIC), Chicago, IL

grants/awards

2018   Nevada Arts Council (NAC) Fellowship

2017    NAC Professional Development Grant

            NAC Artist Grant

2016    NAC Professional Development Grant

2015    Puffin Foundation Grant

 AWB/Harnisch Foundation Grant

 NAC Artist Grant

2014    NAC Professional Development Grant

 Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center

2012    Best Emerging Artist, Desert Companion

2011     NAC Artist Grant

2010    Nevada Humanities Grant

2003   Excellence In Leadership, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1999-2003   Incentive Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1999-2003   SAIC Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

presentations/lectures

2017   Artist Talk, SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland

           Artist Talk, Icelandic Textile Center, Blonduos, Iceland

            Panel Discussion; Artist as Culture Producer, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, in conjunction with Sharon Louden book tour

2016   Sunshine and Shadow: A Year in Alaska, in conjunction with Settlers + Nomads: 269 miles for Hot August Nights, BLAM, LA

           Panel Discussion: Self-Taught Artists in the context of Contemporary Art, Mapping Fictions curators Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz with First  

                      Street Gallery Executive Director Rebecca Hamm, moderated by Gallery Director Paige Wery, The Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles

2015   Curator’s Talk: self-taught artists and contemporary art practice, Canvas Arts, Juneau, AK

Artist Talk: over and over, new work by Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz, Canvas Arts, Juneau

Disparate Minds: Self-taught artists & Progressive Art Studios, Goldtown Nickelodeon, Juneau, AK

Artist Lecture: Process and Narrative, Canvas Arts, Juneau, AK

2014   Disparate Minds: Self-taught artists & Progressive Art Studios, Albany Leadership High School, Albany, NY

Slide Presentation, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

professional experience

      Independent Artist/Curator, 2003-present

      Art Handler, 2011-present

      Artist-In-Residence/Guest Facilitator/Community Instructor, Canvas Arts (progressive art studio), Juneau, AK, 2015

      Studio Manager/Artist Facilitator, OV (progressive art studio), Las Vegas, NV, 2011-2013

      Contemporary Arts Center, Exhibition Programming Chair, Las Vegas, NV, 2009-2010

      main gallery, Founder/Director, an exhibition space dedicated to featuring emerging, experimental, and site-specific contemporary art  2007-               2009

      Preparator, Gallery 2, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1999-2003

selected curatorial projects

2017   Storytellers curated by Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz, LAND Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016   Mapping Fictions: Daniel Green, William Scott, Roger Swike, and Joe Zaldivar, curated by Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz, The Good Luck Gallery,                 Los Angeles

2015   New Voices curated by Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz, in conjunction with the interdisciplinary project Disparate Minds, Juneau, AK

2014   comedians and magicians: alisha kerlin, hazel meyer, justin favela, philip denker, lisa rock, john stoelting, nathan cote, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas

2012   Mitchell Meisner and Stephen Sims, University of Nevada Lied Library, Las Vegas, NV

2010   i hope you're feeling better: artist/writer collaborations, Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV

2009  wanderlust: adam morey and kim virasone, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2008  method and theory: justin crabtree (artist) and david ward (biologist), main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

the clouds are after me, Kambui Olujimi, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

looking you up to look you up and down: Geoffrey Todd Smith, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

newfangled: contemporary drawing, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

shangri-la: Erin Stellmon, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

RC Wonderly and Danielle Kelly, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

we used to be friends: Jason Yates, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

untitled self-taught artist group exhibition, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2007   yours truly: correspondence and text-based work - philip von zweck, brian taylor, alex jovanovich, molly roth, and catherine borg, main gallery

kitty glitter: stephanie dowell, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

sensibility heaven: yo fukui, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

loo bain and wendy kveck, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV

young americans: stephanie dowell, peter hoffman, alex jovanovich, danielle kelly, erin stellmon, main gallery, Las Vegas, NV