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b. 1980   [ Grand Rapids, Mi ]

Education

MFA    2013                                  Photography     Northern Illinois University
BFA     2010                                  Photography     Columbia College Chicago (magna cum laude)

Exhibitions

2016 Two Person Show with Kim Turner, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA

2015 DARKROOM, Museum of Contemporary Photography Benefit Auction, Chicago, IL

         The Trap, Hammond Arts Center, Hammond, IN

         What's Yours is Mine, Columbia College Chicago Library Alumni on 5 Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2014 Editions Chicago, Chicago Artists' Coalition w/ Gallery 19, Chicago, IL

         Borders and Barriers, Gallery 19, Chicago, IL

        Space Between, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

         Untitled Fabrications, Gallery 19, Chicago, IL

         Spectacular, DeKalb Are Womens Center, DeKalb, IL

         Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

         Projector Poetry, Cobalt Studios, Chicago, IL

2013 Chicago Project V, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

         Northern Illinois University Faculty Exhibition, NIU Art MUseum, DeKalb, IL

         The Aesthetic of Agency, Solo Show, Fourth Street Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

          4th Anniversary Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

         Midwest Contemporary, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL juried by Karen Irvine and Natasha Egan

         19th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA juror Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor
         New York Times Magazine

         The Aesthetic of Agency, Solo Show, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

         Mini Masterpieces, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

         PPAC 4th Annual Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

         Newspace 2013 Juried Exhibition , Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR

         On the Mend, The Pig and Weasel, Evanston, IL

         Rise: Art Showcase, Lacuna Artist Loft Studios, Pilsen, IL

         Facade, Solo Show, Morton College, Cicero, IL

         Photography Show, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

         1035 Days, Ebersmoore Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 Photography Now 2012, juried by Natasha Egan, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

         Rockford Midwestern Biennial, juried by Lisa Stone, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

         Truth and Being, Two person exhibition with Jason Judd, Plaines Project, Chicago, IL
         
         Migrate, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

         Regional Juried Exhibition IX, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

         Dystopia, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

         Lens 2012, juried by Catherine Edelman, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

         Photography in Color, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

         Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, Center Gallery, Wichita, KS

         Las Manos Gallery Group Show, Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

         What a Long Night It has Been, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

2011 MFA Show, juried by Jeff Crisman, Jack Olson Gallery Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

         NIU Graduate Arts Association, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

         Filter Photo Festival Exhibition, juried by Barbara DeGenevieve and Christy Karpinski,
           Black Cloud gallery, Chicago, IL

         ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Community College Collins Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

         29th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, juried by Ariel Shanberg, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

         Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition, juried by Michael Dinges, Jack Olson Gallery, Dekalb, IL

         Necessary Fictions, Columbia College Chicago, Alumni on 5, Chicago, IL

         Lens 2011, juried by Natasha Egan, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

         Façades, juried by John Fraser, La Grange Art League, LaGrange, IL

2010 Fantastic Landscape, 310conTEMPORARY Gallery, Chicago, IL

         MFA Show, juried by Carol Jackson, Jack Olson Gallery Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

         In Transit, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

         20 Hors D’oeuvres, Northern Illinois University First Year Graduate Show, Dekalb, IL

         Manifest Columbia College Senior B.A. / B.F.A. Exhibition Chicago, IL

2009 Photo II Exhibition Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2008 Faculty Exhibition West Michigan Center for Arts &Technology , Grand Rapids, MI

2005 Regional Arts Competition Lowell Area Arts Council , Lowell, MI

2003 Maine Event Workshop, Grand Rapids Community College , Grand Rapids, MI

2002 Midwest Student Photographic Exhibition at Urban Institue of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Awards / Scholarships / Recognition

2015 Honorable Mention, The Trap, Hammond Arts Center, Hammond, IN

2014 Juror, Greenwich Village Art Fari, Rockfor Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2013 Best in Show, 4th Anniversary Juried Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

2013 Honorable Mention,4th Anniversary Juried Show, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

2013 Photography Panel Participant, Photography As It Is, Freeeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

2012 1st Place, Freeport Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport, IL

2012 Artist Talk, Freeeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

2012 Selection to the Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

2012 Lester K. Smith Endowed Creative Art Scholarship, Northern Illinois University

2012 Selection to the The Chicago Project, Catherine Edelman Gallery Online Exhibition

2012 University Fellowship Nominee, Northern Illinois University School of Art

2012 Jeffrey Lunsford Fellowship Nominee, Northern Illinois University School of Art

2011-2012 Tuition Waiver Northern Illinois University

2011 Frances Gates Memorial Scholarship, Northern Illinois University

2011 First Place, Facade, La Grange Art League Regional Juried Art Show

2011 1st Runner-Up, Lens 2011 National Juried Show

2010 2nd Place, Northern Illinois University MFA Show

2010-2011 Tuition Waiver Northern Illinois University

2010 Purchase Award, Columbia College Chicago

2010 Retention Award, Columbia College Chicago

2009 Retention Award, Columbia College Chicago

2009 Student of the Month, Student Photographic Society - February

Presentations

2014  Artist Talk
     Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2014  Visiting Artist Talk
     Northern Eastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

2013  Artist Talk
      The Chicago Project V, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013  As It Is, Panel Discussion
     Freeport Art Museum Freeport, IL

2012  Artist Talk
     Freeport Art Museum Freeport, IL

Publications

2013  TCPV Profile, The Cyclops Blog, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

          19th Annual Juried Exhibition Catalog, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

          The Chicago Project V Exhibition Catalog, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Midwest Contemporary Exhibition Catalog, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2012   Freeport Art Museum Regional Juried Exhibition Catalog, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL

          “Further Investigations: Interview with Juan Fernandez.” Make Space Art Blog, Chicago. March 16, 2012

           Press Release, Photography Now 2012, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstck, NY

           Lens 2012 Exhibition Catalogue, Juror Catherine Edelman, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

2011  Lens 2011 Exhibition Catalogue, Juror Natasha Egan, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL

           Make Space, Online (Jan 2011)

2010  Manifest Exhibition Catalogue Columbia College Chicago B.F.A. / B.A. Exhibition

2001  Display Magazine, Volume74, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

1999  Display Magazine, Volume70, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Collections

Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Midwest Photographers Project, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

Spectrum Health Private Collection

Columbia College Chicago

Select Private Collectors Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, New York

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