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Education
MFA University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2010
BFA Syracuse University, 2004 Summa Cum Laude
University of San Francisco, Fall 2003

Exhibitions
2015
Adrienne and Charles Herbert Galleries, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, Faculty Exhibition

2014
Transient Gallery, Des Moines, IA, Real Value (Solo exhibition)
Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines, IA, Dust
Art on DART, Des Moines, IA, Artwork placed in displays on interior of a Des Moines Area Rapid Transit bus

2013
Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH, Cross-Cut
Fluxx, Des Moines, IA, Sightings (Solo exhibition)

2012
Fluxx, Des Moines, IA, Youngbloods
PrØve Gallery, Duluth, MN, Materialistic Intentions

2010
Eisentrager Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Far Flung: UNL Sculpture Alumni Exhibition
Eisentrager Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Proxy: MFA Thesis Exhibition (Solo exhibition)
City Union Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Off-Hand: 2010 Invitational Exhibition
Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE, Yee Yee Yee! (Collaboration with Ying Zhu and Elisa DiFeo)
Peru State College Art Gallery, Peru State College, Peru, NE, Red Dot

2009
Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA Home National Juried Exhibition Juror: Nick Capasso (Senior Curator, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA)
Nuance Gallery, Beresford, SD Obscure Traditions (Two-Person Exhibition)
City Union Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE Small Multitudes: Sculpture Invitational
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, North American Graduate Art Survey Juror: Christopher Atkins (Visiting Assistant Professor at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN)
Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE, Introspection Curator: Teliza V. Rodriguez (Curator, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE)

2008
Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, IA, 61st Juried Exhibition Juror: Christoph Heinrich (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO)
Woods Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Obstructed View
Peru State College Art Gallery, Peru State College, Peru, NE, Code Red 2
Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Some Pink in the Middle
11th Street Gallery, Lincoln, NE, Raw
Van Brunt Visitor Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Graduate Showcase

2007
Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN, Art for the Other Senses

2006
Alfie’s Art Garage, Minneapolis, MN, Second Annual Foot Long Exhibition
Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN, The Art of Sin

2005
Alfie’s Art Garage, Minneapolis, MN, First Annual Foot Long Exhibition
1021 Lancaster, Syracuse, NY, Backyard Invitational
Shaffer Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, To Never Forget- Faces of the Fallen
Rockefeller Art Center, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY, Works on Paper
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Works on Paper

2004
Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, New Work (BFA Thesis Solo Exhibition)
Zoid Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Sixth Annual Foot Long Exhibition
The Drawing Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Works on Paper
Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, Everyday Resources: From Munitions to Art (Two-Person Exhibition)
Comstock Art Facility, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Porthole Show
Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY, Fiber and Metal Exhibition
Zoid Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, RE: Undergrad Sculpture Exhibition

2003
Coyne Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Sibling Rivalry (Two-Person Exhibition)
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, Works on Paper

2002
Gallery 120, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Student Photography Exhibition
The Drawing Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Works on Paper
Coyne Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Plastique Fantastique
Zoid Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Fourth Annual Foot Long Exhibition

2001
Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, Summer Student Exhibition

Awards, Honors, and Scholarship
2012
Juror, Studies in Creativity Student Exhibition, Memorial Union Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2009
Dedalus Foundation Nomination, Master of Fine Art Fellowship in Sculpture, New York, New York.
2008
Richard Trickey Memorial Scholarship for Creativity in Studio Arts, Department of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska Lincoln
2007- 2010
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Othmer Fellowship, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional Experience
2015
Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Art+Design, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Faculty, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
2014
Co-Curator, Art On Dart pilot project, Des Moines, IA
Instructor, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
2011-2015
Lecturer, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
2D DESIGN: Composition in two dimensions
DRAWING 1: Foundational drawing
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED DRAWING
3D DESIGN: Composition in three dimensions
INTRO TO ART: Art appreciation for non-majors
2010
Temporary Lecturer, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
DRAWING 101: Drawing for non-majors
Adjunct Art Instructor, Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA
DRAW 133: Basic drawing
Adjunct Art Lecturer, Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA
ART 101: Art appreciation
Instructor of Record, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
DRAW 201: Intermediate drawing for majors
2008- 2009
Instructor of Record, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
SCLP 211: Beginning sculpture
2007-2008
Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
TA for SCLP 211
2005- 2007
Business Owner, Alfie’s Art Garage, LLC. Minneapolis, MN

Related Experience
2011-2013
Programs Presenter, Science Center of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
2010
Children’s Art Instructor, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
2008
Gallery Monitor, Eisentrager Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE
Internship: Registrar, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
2005-2007
Youth Work Coordinator, East Side Neighborhood Services, Minneapolis, MN

Professional Organizations
Chicago Sculpture International (2015)
College Art Association (2009- 2011)
Visual Artists in Practice (VAP), University of Nebraska Lincoln (2007-2010)

Professional Service
2015
Volunteer, Central VA Hospital, Des Moines, IA
Lead arts and crafts with inpatient veterans.
2011
Volunteer, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
2009
Mold-maker, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Assist mechanical engineering doctoral students in Traumatic Brain Injury research.
Auction Artwork Contribution Arts Night 2009, Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, Sioux Falls, SD
2008
Community Learning Center Volunteer, Everett Elementary School, Lincoln, NE

Lectures
2015
Artist Lecture, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
2013
Artist Lecture, “How a Dog Changed My Ideas on Making Art,” Drake University, Des Moines, IA
2012
Guest lecturer/ Consultant, Art Now: Globalization, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
2009
Panelist, Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, NE

Bibliography
Buse, Rachel. “How Much for a Lobster Claw?” artbeacondesmoines.com. Art Beacon Des Moines, 5 Nov. 2014. Web.

“Area Artists Showcase Work Inside DART Bus.” ridedart.com. DART press release. 26 June 2014. Web.

Benjamin, Gardner. “Images and Things: Emily Newman’s Sightings.” artbeacondesmoines.com. Art Beacon Des Moines, 5 Mar. 2013. Web.

Kalmanson, Leah. “A Year in Fluxx.” artbeacondesmoines.com. Art Beacon Des Moines, 14 June 2012. Web.

Troester, Anthony. “Sculptors Join Up For Rotunda Exhibit,” Daily Nebraskan, Vol. 108, issue 115, March 6, 2009, p. 5.

Heinrich, Christoph. “61st Juried Exhibition,” Catalog, Sioux City Art Center, 2008.

Scott, Gregory J. “The Bad Touch,” Vita.mn Magazine, May 17 2007, p. 20.

Garber, Emily. “This Art Show Will Inspire Confessions,” The Minnesota Daily, March 30, 2006, p. 3.

Mueller, Kristen. “Something Brewing in Northeast,” The Wake, Vol. 4, Issue 17, April 2006, p.18.

Permanent Collections
CSA-DSM Artist, 2014 season, Des Moines, IA
Fifty artworks distributed to subscribers during the Community Supported Art inaugural season
Erika Billion, private collection, Sioux Falls, SD