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Education / Teaching and Professional Experience / Grants and Awards / Solo Exhibitions /
Selected Group Exhibitions / Collections / Commissions - Public Artwork / Collections /
Publications - Bibliography / Magazine and Newspaper Articles


>> Education

Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute (1999)
Studio art major with an emphasis on painting and sculpture
Master of Library and Information Science dual degree program

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alaska Fairbanks (1996)
Painting major
Selected for Golden Key Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society memberships

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>> Teaching and Professional Experience

2007-Present Adjunct Faculty, University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department, Fairbanks, AK
Undergraduate level art history and appreciation courses, student age range is typically 19 and older.Selected to participate in CDE’s iTeach program and am currently developing two new online distance-delivery courses for UAF.

1994–Present  Instructor, Various Workshops and Lectures
Led a variety of workshops and lectures, on topics ranging from papermaking and sculpting techniques to the connection between contemporary art and circumpolar science and Alaskan art history. Also frequently discuss social media and online marketing strategies for artists and nonprofit organizations.

2007–2010

Arts Coordinator, Alaska Geographic, AK (Statewide)
Responsible for coordinating a variety of arts projects, including the Denali National Park artist-in-residence program, a traveling museum exhibition of artwork, producing catalogues and essays, and other support and development work for the program.

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>> Grants and Funding Awards

2009

Arthur J. Schaible Cultural Enrichment Fund Award
Awarded funding to guest curate, help prepare, and install the "Ascension: Exploring the Art of Denali" exhibition at the UA Museum of the North.


2007 Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship Award
The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation created the Connie Boochever Fellowship to recognize emerging artists. The award is intended to support further development and growth in the grantee's artistic discipline.

2007 Austin Cooley Talent Grant
Awarded to outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated exceptional talent in their fields of study at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

2006 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship Award
The Rasmuson Foundation created the Individual Artist Fellowship Award program to honor exceptional creative work as well as the merit and significance of a life dedicated to serious artistic exploration and growth. Fellowship award winners receive a grant to continue pursuing their creative work.
Official fellowship award press release from the Rasmuson Foundation can be found at:
http://www.rasmuson.org/PressRelease/index.php?switch=view_pressrelease&i
ReleaseID=113

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>> Solo Exhibitions
2010 Emergence, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2008 Gravities, Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Migration, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK
2007 Cohesum, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2007 Linum, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
2004 New Work, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2001 Veil, Commencement Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA
1999 Phylum, Pratt Galleries, Brooklyn, NY (MFA Thesis Exhibition)
1997 Cast, Site 250 Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

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>> Selected Group Exhibitions, Honors, and Awards

2010 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities Reception, Princess Hotel, Fairbanks, AK
2010 Faculty Exhibition, UAF Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2010 Climate Change Invitational, Fairbanks Arts Association Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2009

Ascension: Exploring the Art of Denali*, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK
*Served as guest curator of exhibition

2009

Annual Faculty Exhibition, University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

2009 Juror Award, Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVII, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage AK
2009 10, The Annex Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2009

Food, The Mix, Anchorage, AK

2009

Northern Lights, Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009 Physicality: Body, Shape, Form, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Abstract Painting, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK
2009 Spill, Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK
2009

New Beginnings 2009: Gallery Artists Group Show, Fetherston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009 Countenance, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2008 Synthesis 2008, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2008 Abstract Painting, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK
2008

Northern Disclosure: Acquisitions of Contemporary Art in the Museum of the North Fine Art Collections, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

2008

The Doll Show, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

2008 Concerning Climate Change: An Art and Science Collaboration, Pratt Museum, Homer, AK
2008 Attachments, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
2008

Alaska Concept and Abstraction, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK

2007 Alaska Women Artists, The Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2007

Synthesis: Collaborations, Investigations and Discoveries*, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
*Also served as guest curator of exhibition

2007 Bones Invitational, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2007 Second Place Award, Alaska Statewide Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition, Juried Exhibit, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
Juried by Mark Zirpel, Founder and CEO of ACME ART, Seattle, WA
2007 9 North: Multimedia Alaskan Perspectives, Fairbanks Arts Association Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2007 Salve, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
2007 Second Place Award, Patterns of Influence, Juried Exhibition, Fairbanks Arts Association Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
Juried by Jeremy Kane, ceramics professor at the University of Alaska Southeast
2007

BiPolar, The Annex Art Gallery, Ester, AK
Simultaneous dual art exhibit held in at the Annex Gallery in Ester, Alaska, and McMurdo Station, Antarctica

2006 Alaska Women Artists, The Alaska House Art Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2006 Small Works, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2006 1st Annual Governor’s Award Centerpiece Exhibit, Alaska State Council of the Arts, Anchorage, AK
2006 64th Parallel, Juried Exhibit, Fairbanks Arts Association Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
Juried by Dianne Elliot, art consultant (based in Seattle, WA)
2006 Bio/Med SciART, Juried International Exhibit, New York Hall of Science, New York
Juried by Ramunas Kondratas, curator of medical collections at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., and Cynthia Pannucci, Director/Art & Science Collaborations, Inc., New York, NY
2006

POLARities: Aesthetics / Experiments / Observations*, UA Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK
*Also served as guest curator of exhibition

2006 Skin, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
2006 x10, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2006 The Doll Show, The Annex Gallery, Ester, AK
2006 Pratt Auction, Invitational Fundraiser Exhibit, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
2006

The Human Body, National Invitational Exhibit, Bunnell St. Gallery, Homer, AK

2006 Juror Award, All Alaska Juried XXXI, Juried Exhibit, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
Juried by Matthew Drutt, chief curator of The Menil Collection in Houston, TX
Show review with mention of piece was published in the Anchorage Daily News ("Exhibit: Juried exhibition just about guarantees viewers a payoff," Dawnell Smith, Jan. 26, 2006)
2005 New Works, The Annex Gallery, Ester, AK
2005 Will’s Creek Survey 2005, Juried International Exhibit, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD
Juried by Kristen Hileman, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
2005 Members Exhibition, International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK
2004 Well Street Invitational, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2004 Gun Art Invitational, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2003 Double XX, Invitational Group Exhibit of Alaska Women Artists, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
2003 Well Street Invitational, Well Street Art Company, Fairbanks, AK
2000 Domestically Engendered, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
1999 Artwork selected to represent Pratt Institute’s M.F.A. thesis program with visiting guest critic Byron Kim (artist with the Whitney Biennial)
1998 Pratt Artists’ League Members Exhibit, Juried Exhibit, Pratt Galleries, Brooklyn, NY
1997 Faculty Exhibition, University of Alaska Summer Fine Arts Camp, Fairbanks, AK
1997 Pratt Artists’ League Members Exhibit, Juried Exhibit, Pratt Galleries, Brooklyn, NY
1996 All Alaska Juried, Juried Exhibit, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
Juried by Richard West, director of the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1995 Best of Show Award, U.A.F. Juried Show, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1995 Fresh Paint, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1995 Honorable Mention Award, 64th Parallel Annual Juried Show, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1995 Reticence, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK
1995 University of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Camp Faculty Show, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1995 Site 250 Gallery Second Anniversary Invitational, Site 250 Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1995 Best of Painting Award, U.A.F. Juried Exhibit, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
Juried by Ron Manook
1995 Best of Drawing Award, U.A.F. Juried Exhibit, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
Juried by Ron Manook
1995 Narration, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1994 Jared Baker Award, 64th Parallel Annual Juried Show, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1994 Third Place Award, 64th Parallel Annual Juried Show, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1994 Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1994 U.A.F. Juried Exhibit, University of Alaska Fairbanks Fine Arts Gallery, Fairbanks, AK

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>> Commissions - Public Artwork

Bassett Army Hospital, Fairbanks, AK
College of Natural Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

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>> Collections

Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK
Various private individual collections in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest region 

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>> Publications - Bibliography

Alaska Park Science Journal, Winter 2009
Alaska Region National Park Service

Earth, Fire, and Fibre XXVII, Exhibition Catalog, December 2009
Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

2009 Arctic Science Conference Proceedings, 2009
Arctic Division AAAS, Fairbanks, AK

Spill, Exhibition Catalog, 2009
Bunnell Street Art Gallery, Homer, AK

Images of the North: Conference Proceedings, Selected Conference Papers, 2009
Sverrir Jakobsson, Editor
Reykjavik Academy, Reykjavik, Iceland

Skin, Exhibition Catalog, 2006
International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

Pratt Auction, Exhibition Catalog, 2006
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

All Alaska Juried XXXI, Exhibition Catalog, 2006
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK

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>> Magazine and Newspaper Articles

American Craft Council. “Gallery.” American Craft Magazine. June/July 2006: 69.

Franich, Erica. “Bear Gallery exhibit shows work of top Alaska artists.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 7 May 2010: Latitude 65 1. (http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/7357652/article-Bear-Gallery-exhibit-shows-work-of-top-Alaska-artists-?)

George, Rebecca. “A room with a view.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 9 Oct. 2009: Latitude 65 1. (http://www.newsminer.com/news/2009/oct/07/denali-art-and-science-collide-museum-exhibit/)

Kapps, Kris. “Denali art and science collide at museum exhibit.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 21 Oct. 2009: B4. (http://newsminer.com/view/full_story/3883713/article-Denali-art-and-science-collide-at-museum-exhibit?)

Smetzer, Mary Beth. “Artists look to science for inspiration.” Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. 3 Oct. 2006: B1. (http://www.newsminer.com/2006/10/03/2466/)

Smith, Dawnell. “Art and science merge in northern horizons show.” Anchorage Daily News. 9 Sept. 2007: E2. (http://www.adn.com/life/arts/story/9289899p-9204364c.html)

Smith, Dawnell. “Exhibit: Juried exhibition just about guarantees viewers a payoff.” Anchorage Daily News. 26 Jan. 2006: E2. (http://www.adn.com/life/story/7391851p-7304097c.html)

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