CV

Born 1973 in Iowa
Lives and works in New York

EDUCATION

M.F.A. 1998
Painting, The Graduate School of Figurative Art
New York Academy of Art, (cum laude) New York, NY

B.F.A. 1995
Art and Design, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

AWARDS – RESIDENCIES

2017  Forthcoming in June, Artist in Residence Grand Canyon, AZ

2014-1999  Resident Artist, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center, NYC

2013  AHAD, Artist in Residency, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2009 Jentel, Artist in Residency, Banner Wyoming

2007 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant
2007 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City Residency

2003 The Rosenthal Foundation Best of Show Award, annual 54th Art of the North East, at Silvermine GuildArts Center

2002 Full Fellowship for an Artist in Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Sponsored by the Dodge Foundation

1997 Academic Scholarship Award, New York Academy of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Overgrowth, Hionas Gallery
2015 Galleria Farina, Miami Florida
2014 Looking Back, Moving Forward, Curator: Brendan Carroll, Hamilton Square, Jersey City, NJ
2013  AHAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2011  Traces, Hionas Gallery, New York, NY
2011  Lost and Found, Lemmerman Gallery, NJCU, Jersey City, NJ
2008  Trepidations, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2005  Laptop Series, Realform Project Space, Curator: David Gibson Brooklyn, NY,

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Modern Oracle, Trestle Projects, Curator: Melissa Staiger

2015
New Narratives, Storefront TenEyck, Curator: Deborah Brown, Brooklyn, NY
All|Together|Different, Manny Cantor Center, Curators: Yona Verwer, Linda Griggs, New York, NY

2014
LUCID VISIONS curated by Diana Corvelle, Cara DeAngelis and Tun Myaing, Panepinto Gallery, NJ
REAL on Rock Street, BOS, Curators: Deborah Brown & Leslie Heller, Brooklyn, NY
Human Extension, The Lodge Gallery, Curator: Amy Berger, New York, NY

2013
Body Politic, National Arts Club, Curators: Courtney Jordan and Kristin Kunc
Eye on the Storm, Rauschenberg Gallery, Curator: D Dominick Lombardi, Ft Myers Florida

2012  Korea Tomorrow, Hyper Narrative, Seoul, South Korea

2012
Year One, Hionas Gallery, New York NY
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, Curators: David Ebony, Carrie Rebora Barratt, Steven Zevitas, New York NY
The Drawing Room, Malavek Hakimi Gallery, curators:  Dina Brodsky, Karl Koett, Tun Myaing, New York NY
In Their Own World, Tache’ Gallery, Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, New York NY
Toy Stories, Westport Art Center Curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, Westport CT
Love is in the Air, Curated by Michelle Doll and Island Weiss, The Cell, NYC

2011
The Longest Night
, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
Paintworks, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
NYAA
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery New York, NY

2010
Draw – tour,  Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico June 19 – August 15  Curators: Erik Foss and Curse Mackey – Special Guest Curator: Miguel Calderon Museum Director: Cristina Faesler.
Nature Calls, SICA, Long Branch, NJ
Just Off,
Sloan Fine Art, Curators: Peter Drake and Alix Sloan, New York, NY
Looks Good on Paper, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Reconfigured & Relocated, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, Curator: Julie Lohnes and John Nickel, New York, NY
Trading Places, Pro Arts/Canco Lofts, Jersey City, NJCurator: Hugo Bastidas
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Becoming:Visions of Childhood, Bronfman Center Gallery, Curator:Lois Stavsky, New York,NY
The Toy Show, Hans Wiess Newspace Gallery, Curator: Susan Classen-Sullivan, Manchester,CT
Works on Paper, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Wet, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
REPRESENTATION, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Summer Exhibition, NYAA, Committee: Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl and Jenny Saville, New York, NY
The Beholders Eye, Salmagundi Art Club, Curator: Katherine Chapin New York, NY
Draw, Gallery Lombardi, Curator: Erik Foss and Curse Mackey Austin, TX

2006
The Bridge Art Fair-Other Events of Art Basel/Miami Beach, DFN Gallery Miami, FL
Palpable Painting,
Kresge and Pascal Galleries Berrie Center, Ramapo College, Curator: Sydney Jenkins Ramapo, NJ

2005
10th Anniversary Show, DFN Gallery New York, NY
The Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Juror: Stephen Westfall Chautauqua, NY
Night and Day, Women’s Caucus for Art, Juror: Helen Cooper Fairfield, CT

2004
4 Artist/4 Walls, Interior Paintings, DFN Gallery, Curator: John Nickel New York, NY
The Drawn Page, The Hersam Acorn Newspaper and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum,
Curators: Harry Philbrick and Jessica Hough Ridgefield, CT
Alumni Exhibition,1st Annual Juried Exhibition for the New York Academy of Art Alumni Association,
Stricoff
Fine Art New York, NY
Martha and Me, Gallery Onetwentyeight, Curator: Elisa Soliven New York, NY
NJCU
Faculty Exhibition, Lemmerman Gallery, Curator: Midori Yoshimoto Jersey City, NJ

2003
Group Show, Rotunda Gallery of Jersey City, City Hall Jersey City, NJ 2003
54th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Art Center, Juror: Harry Philbrick New Canaan, CT
Selected Works, Solo Exhibit Ground Jersey City, NJ
Convergence, NYAA Alumni Exhibition New York, NY

2000
Art at Barrow Mansion, Jersey City Art Tour, Curator: Kimberly Ewald Jersey City, NJ
Group Show, Gallery 156, Curator: Matthew Greenway Brooklyn, NY

1999
Beyond Appropriation, NYAA Alumni Exhibition, Juror: Philip Pearlstein New York, NY

1998
M.F.A
. Exhibition, New York Academy of Art New York, NY

1995
B.F.A. Exhibition, ISU Fisher Theater Gallery Space Ames, IA

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2014 Visiting Artist/Juror, Iowa State University, Ames Iowa

2013 Visiting Artist, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia PA

2009 Visiting Lecturer, Pratt-Munson Wilson Proctor, Utica NY

2008 Visiting Critic, New York Academy of Art

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-17 Adjunct, The New School, NYC Course: Drawing and Imaging

2013-17 Adjunct, New York Academy of Art, NYC Course: Painting III

2003-Present Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University, Jersey City NJ.
Courses: Figure Painting, Principles of Painting,Drawing and Composition, Fundamentals of Painting, Portrait Painting and, Studio Painting.

2013-16 Visiting Instructor, Brooklyn Campus AOS Program at Pratt, Manhattan Campus NYC, Course: Drawing II: Figure, LCD I and II

2008-13 Assistant Adjunct Professor at York College, Jamaica, NY. Course: Painting I, II, III

2003-11 Assistant Adjunct Professor at Hofstra New College, Hempstead NY. Courses: Basic Studio, Figure Drawing, Figure Sculpture and Vision Making and Knowing

2009 Visiting Lecturer, Pratt-Munson Wilson Proctor, Utica NY

2008 Visiting Artist, NYAA, New York NY

2003 Visiting Instructor in the Pre-College Summer Program at Pratt, Manhattan Campus NYC,
Course: Fine Arts/Painting and Drawing class

2003 Adjunct Instructor at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY Figure Drawing II

2001 Instructor at NYAA in the Continuing Education Program Mural Painting Atelier

BIBLIOGRAPHY/ PRESS

2016 Daniel Maidman, Growers and Makers, Huffington Post, March
ART (inter) NEW YORK : Interview– Melanie Vote by Keith Schweitzer on March 16th 2016

2014  Brendan Carroll, Looking Back Moving Forward, April 15th

2013 Laura Gonzalez: It Fashion Magazine, Barcelona Spain, January 9th

2011 Brendan Carroll,  Interview in The Jersey Journal, March 11th

2008 Kobasa, Stephen Vincent, review with photograph, Hartford Advocate, Hartford CT, February 28th

2008 Finkelstein, Alix, review with photograph, The New York Sun, January,3rd

2005 Bannon, Anthony, review The Chautauquan Daily, Chautauqua, New York, Weekend Edition, July 9th

2005 Wiley, Lois,Erie Show Case, exhibition review with photograph, Chautauqua, New York, July 7th

CONFERENCES

College Art Association Conference, 20011, New York, New York
College Art Association Conference, 2007, New York, New York
College Art Association Conference, 2003, New York, New York
College Art Association Conference, 2002, Philadelphia, PA

AFFILIATIONS

College Art Association
Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art