photo credit: Ben Easter

photo credit: Ben Easter

EDUCATION

Iowa State University, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, 1992

EXHIBITIONS

2017     50/50 Gallery, Kansas City, MO: Attach Files

             Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR: Taking Pictures

             Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

2016     Moberg Gallery, Des Moines IA: UpSpeak

             Weinberger Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO: Group Exhibition

             Rare Art Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY: Group Exhibition

2015     The Mission Gallery, Chicago, IL, Solo Exhibition: Stag Park

2014     The Mission Gallery, Miami, FL: PROJECTS, Miami Basel

             The Mission Gallery, Chicago, IL: Art EXPO

             Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL: Head

             Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

2013     SOHO 20, New York City, NY, Solo Exhibition: Boyfriend

             Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Beyond Nature

            The MISSION, Houston, TX: Group Exhibition

             Visions West, Livingston, MT: Group Exhibition

2012     Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA: The Value of Drawing

             Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA: Animal Magnetism

2011      PEEL Gallery, Houston TX, Solo Exhibition: All This So Far From Heaven

2010     Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA, Solo Exhibition: Likely Stories

             Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH: Bestiary

             Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University, Cedar Falls, IA:       Transcending the Figure            

             Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA: Iowa Artist

             101 exhibit, The International Art Fair, Bridgehampton NY

             ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA: Large Works Show

2009   Des Moines Art Center Downtown, Des Moines, IA, Solo Exhibition: Iowa Artist

            Fitch Studios, Des Moines, IA, Solo Exhibition: The Hazards of Love

            Leedy-Voulkos Center for the Arts, Kansas City, MO: Group Exhibition

            Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

            ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA: Contemporary Realism

2008   Fitch Studios, Des Moines, IA, Solo Exhibition: Who Am I When I Am Not Myself

            Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Works on Paper

            Emerald Gallery, Fairfield, IA: Group Exhibition

            Jane360, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

            EVAC Online Exhibition, Best in Show, juror Patricia Hickson, curator Des Moines Art Center

2007    EVAC Online Exhibition, Very Special Recognition Award, juror Jeff Fleming director Des Moines Art Center

2006    Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, IA, Solo Exhibition: The Thrilling Tweens

            Emerald Gallery, Fairfield IA: Group Exhibition

            Fitch Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Jane360 Momentum

            Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, MI: Nature Nurture

            Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

            Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

2005   Art House Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Solo Exhibition

2005   Emerald Gallery, Fairfield, IA: Group Exhibition

            Jane360, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

            Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, IA: Group Exhibition

            Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA: 52 Pick Up

2004   Shilpi Gallery, Fairfield, IA: Solo Exhibition

2003   Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, MI: Group Exhibition

 

CURATOR

2016    UPSpeak, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2013    Beyond Nature, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

 

COMMISSIONS

2016     Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, Des Moines, IA

2012     President and Michelle Obama, Washington, DC: White House Christmas card

2011      World Food Prize, Des Moines, IA

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016    Joan Mitchell Foundation nominee

            David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award

2015    Artist Fellowship, Iowa Arts Council

2010    Artist Grant, Iowa Arts Council

2008    Artist Grant, Iowa Arts Council

2007     Artist Grant, Iowa Arts Council

2006     Artist Grant, Iowa Arts Council

 

COLLECTIONS

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Aviva Corporate Collection, Des Moines, IA

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Corporate Collection, Des Moines, IA

World Food Prize, Des Moines, IA

Bankers Trust Corporate Collection, Des Moines, IA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Dear Animal, MK Chavez, Nomadic Press, 2016

Domus Magazine Mille Issue, Milan, Italy, March, 2016

Juxtapoz - Wild, 2015

Juxtapoz Magazine, December, 2015

Exploring Dark Corners in a Sunny Artist's Studio, ia Magazine, 2015

Geceyi Burada Becirecegiz, Melisa Kesmez, SEL Press, Turkey, 2013

DSM Magazine, May, 2010