Education

2017                  MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2014                  BFA, Painting, Minor in Art History, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2011                   AA, Liberal Arts, Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, IA

Teaching Experience

2019                 Art Instructor, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (course: Portrait Drawing Intensive)

2017                 Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Instructor, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA (course: Introduction to Observational Painting) 

2016                 Teaching Assistant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA (course taught: Observational Painting [Patte Loper], Fall 2016)

Awards/Grants/Fellowships 

2018                 Emerging Artist Award, St. Botolph Club Foundation, Boston, MA

2017                 Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Instructor, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA (course: Introduction to Observational Painting)

2017                 Katherine Romero Graduating Student Award, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

2017                 Dedalus MFA Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture, Nominee

2016                 Dean’s Scholarship Award, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

2015                 Dean’s Scholarship Award, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts

2014                 Beacom School of Business Purchase Award, University of South Dakota 

2013                 Curcs Research Grant, University of South Dakota

2013                 Gunderson Art Scholarship, University of South Dakota

2012                 Gunderson Art Scholarship, University of South Dakota

Solo Shows

2017                 Hyper-Fluctuation of Forms, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Cyclorama – Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA 

2017                 Pedagogy of the Self: The Phenomenological Truths, Tower Gallery, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                 New Voices, New Visions, St. Botolph Club Foundation Gallery, Boston MA

2018                 ARTcetera 2018,AIDS  Action Committee Gala, Boston, MA

2017                 85th Prouts Neck Art Show, Scarborough, ME

2016                 Overloaded, Mission Hill Gallery, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2016                 SMFA Art Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2016                 Wall & Floor, Mission Hill Gallery, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2016                 Self Portraiture: Changing Identities through New Media, Mission Hill Gallery, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2016                 SMFA Medal Award Gala Honoring Mona Hatoum, Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2015                 First Year MFA Show, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA

2014                 Paint, Metal, and All of Their Friends, BFA Thesis Exhibition, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2014                 Stilwell Awards Exhibition, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2014                 Painting Exhibition, Munster University Center, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2013                 Art Here, Vermillion Area Arts Council, Vermillion, South Dakota

2013                 Group Exhibition, Gallery 173, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, SD

2013                 Salon des Refuse, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2012                 Lawsuit Show, Million Dollar Gallery, Vermillion, SD

2012                 Stilwell Awards Exhibition, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2010                 Group Exhibition, Iowa Lakes Community College Artists Exhibit, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Spirit Lake, IA

Collaborative Projects

2017                Umbrella Art Project, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA, Project Manager and Contributing Artist 

Talks/ Panels/ Presentations

2018                “Hi! I’m Ea!: A Story of Transitions,” TEDxTufts, Tufts University, Medford, MA

2018                “PGTF and More,” Post Graduate Teaching Fellowship Panel, panelist, Graduate Interview Day, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, March 3rd.

2014                “From Iowa to Boston,” Visiting Artist, Okoboji High School, Milford, Iowa 

2014                 “Portraiture: A Contemporary Exploration of Traditional Techniques and Methodologies," IdeaFest, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

2012                 Visiting Artist, High School Student Critiques, Guest Instructor, Okoboji High School, Milford, Iowa

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017                Kimberly Ruth, Interview, Breakthru Radio, Art Uncovered, April 10, 2017. http://www.btrtoday.com/listen/artuncovered/week-of-041117-4/

2010                Prairie Smoke, Iowa Lakes Community College Publication, Estherville, IA

Collections

 Beacom School of Business, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

 Mercy Child Advocacy Center, Sioux City, IA

Exhibitions Juried

2017                 Dakota Hospital Foundation Holiday Décor Competition, University of South Dakota, Munster University Center, Vermillion, SD