EDUCATION

University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
MFA, Illustration, 2013

Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
BFA, Academic Honors, Studio Excellence Award, Illustration and Painting, 2011

Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy
Batik focus, Summer 2010

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Engineering Graphics focus, 1989-1991

Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
Graphic Design focus, 1988-1989

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2014  
Illustrating our Landmarks: The 24th Member Open - Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
Festival 2014 Regional Arts Juried Exhib
ition -UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
85th Annual Muskegon Regional Juried Exhibition - Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Minute Musings - Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
17th Annual Winter Festival Juried Art Exhibit
 - Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, MI

2013   
5th Annual National Figurative Exhibition - Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA
Festival 2013 Regional Arts Juried Exhibition - UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
85th Annual Muskegon Regional Juried Exhibition - Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Emerging West Michigan Painters- Portland Community Arts Council, Portland, MI
National Watercolor Society All Member Juried Exhibition - NWS Headquarters, San Pedro, CA
Ignition: National Juried Exhibition - Spark Workshop Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
The Power of Portraits:  Statewide Juried Exhibition - Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History, Jackson, MI
16th Annual WInter Festival Juried Art Exhibit - Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, MI
Start Making Sense: The 23rd Member Open - Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY

2012   
Ferris/Kendall Annual Faculty Exhibition - Historic Federal Building Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI
ArtPrize 2012 International Juried Exhibition - The SPOT, Grand Rapids, MI
Kendall Traveling Promotional Exhibition - Shanghai, Beijing & Gungzhou, China
2012 ArtKudos International Online Juried Art Exhibition - http://artkudos.com
25th Annual Northern National Art Exhibition - Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI
51st Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition - Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland, MI
Festival 2012 Regional Arts Juried Exhibition - Grand Rapids Press Building, Grand Rapids, MI
84th Annual Muskegon Regional Juried Exhibition - Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Lancaster County Art Association National Juried Exhibition - LCAA, Strasburg, PA
Magnitude 7.8 National Juried Exhibition - Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
26th Annual West Michigan Regional Competition - Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI
15th Annual Winter Festival Juried Art Exhibit - Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, MI

2011   
Ferris/Kendall Annual Faculty Exhibition - Rankin Center Fine Art Gallery, Big Rapids, MI
3rd Annual National Figurative Exhibition - Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, PA
Being Human National Juried Exhibition - Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
ArtPrize 2011 International Juried Exhibition - The SPOT, Grand Rapids, MI
Festival 2011 Regional Arts Juried Exhibition - Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
83rd Annual Muskegon Regional Juried Exhibition - Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
Society of Illustrators 2011 Student Competition - Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
Studio of Excellence Award Exhibition - Kendall College of Art & Design Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Water and Light - Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, MI
25th Annual West Michigan Regional Competition - Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI
14th Annual Winter Festival Juried Art Exhibit - Gallery Uptown, Grand Haven, MI  
Clowns Laid Bare - Kendall College of Art & Design Gallery 104, Grand Rapids, MI

2010  
ArtPrize 2010 International Juried Exhibition - Peaches Bed & Breakfast, Grand Rapids, MI
82nd Annual Muskegon Regional Juried Exhibition - Muskegon Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI
Society of Illustrators 2012 Student Competition - Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY
24th Annual West Michigan Regional Competition - Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI

 

HONORS and AWARDS

2014   
Chosen - American Illustrator 33

2013   
The Mentor Award and Great Lakes Dental Award - 16th Annual Winter Festival Juried Art Exhibit

2012   
Patron Award - 25th Annual Northern National Art Exhibition
Scholarship Award - Golden Apple Artist Residency, Harrington, ME
Juror's Recognition Award - 26th Annual West Michigan Regional Competition
Best in Show and Patricia Dee Award of Excellence in Portraying the Human Form - 15th Annual
    Winter Festival Juried Art Exhibit

2011   
Maria Aguilar Memorial Award - Festival 2011 Regional Arts Juried Exhibition
Studio Excellence Award for Illustration - Kendall College of Art & Design
Best in Show - 25th Annual Winter Festival Juried Art Exhibit
Muskegon Museum of Art Merit Award - 14th Annual Winter Festival Juried Art Exhibit
Second Place - Midwest Fine Art Finals

2010   
Award of Merit- Artist Portfolio Magazine - Winter 2010/2011
Award of Merit - 82nd Muskegon Regional Juried Exhibition
Harry Rosenbaum Award - Society of Illustrators 2010 Student Competition
Second Place - 24th Annual West Michigan Regional Competition

 

RESIDENCIES and PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2012   
Golden Apple Artist Residency - Artist-In-Residence, Harrington, ME
Juror - Northern Exposure XIX, WIlliam Boniface Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI

 

LECTURES and COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2014   
Children's Hospital Portrait ProjectFace to Face Exhibition, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, 
     Grand Rapids, MI
Window DesignCarmen and the Catwalk, Opera Grand RapidsGrand Rapids, MI
Panel SpeakerBreak it Down Make it Better, ArtPrize Educational Series, Grand Rapids, MI
ConsultantLink Sessions, ArtPrize Educational Series, Grand Rapids, MI
Live Painting Demonstration for Auction
 - Live Coverage, UICA Grand Rapids, MI

2013   
Live Painting Demonstration for Auction- Live Coverage, UICA Grand Rapids, MI
Clay Sculpture Activities - Kids Art Fest, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Wayfinder, Pop-up Park and gallery volunteer - ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
Children's Hospital Portrait ProjectFace to Face Exhibition, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, 
     Grand Rapids, MI

2012  
Workshop Presenter - Harnessing Creative Thinking to Maximize Efficiency, William Boniface Fine Arts
     Center, Escanaba, MI
Painting Demonstrations - Kids Art Fest, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Painting Demonstration for Auction - LiveCoverage, UICA Grand Rapids, MI

  

PUBLICATIONS

Wolfe, Rachel, Splash 15: Creative Solutions: The Best of Watercolor, North Light Books, July 2014 
Society of Illustrators, 52nd Annual of American Illustration, Harper Design, 2011, pg. 492
Reeve, Ingrid, Artist Portfolio Magazine - vol.2, Spring 2011, pg. 25 & 49
Reeve, Ingrid, Artist Portfolio Magazine - vol.1, Winter 2010, pg. 7 

 

COLLECTIONS

Grand Rapids, YWCA - Grand Rapids, MI, 
Private Collection (Johnson) - Fallbrook, CA

Additional works held in private collections in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK