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Education

2010        MFA: Painting, Kendall College of Art and Design

2007        BFA: Painting/Drawing, Central Michigan University

                BFA: Sculpture, Central Michigan University

                Art History Minor, Central Michigan University

 

Gallery Representation

               LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI  and Douglas, MI

               Red Door Gallery, Ludington, MI

               Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI

               Elements Gallery, Charlavoix, MI

    

Selected Exhibitions

 

2015          Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

               reCollect, Solo Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

               A Magical Menagerie, South Hampton Animal Foundation, RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

               All Things Birds and Beautiful, Orcas Island Historical Museum, Eastsound, WA

               West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

               Time/Place, Juried Group Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, MI

               ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, Women’s City Club, Grand Rapids, MI

               Greater Michigan Arts Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

               Small Works, Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI

               Lookie Here, Group Exhibition, Lafontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

               ArtPrize Second Glance, Invitational Group Exhibition, Lowell Arts, Lowell, MI

 

2014      Out of the Polar Vortex, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

            reCollect, Solo Exhibition, 106 Gallery Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

            Paint Snob, Invitational Group Exhibition, Spiral Gallery, MI

            Urban/Rural Michigan Outlook, Group Landscape Exhibition, Lafontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

            Greater Michigan Arts Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

            2014 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

             West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

             Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

             ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, Women's City Club, Grand Rapids, MI

             Displacement, Solo Installation Exhibition, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2013     Justin Kellner - Solo, Solo Exhibition, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

            Nocturne, Group Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

            Greater Michigan Arts Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

                Juror’s Choice Award Recipient, Juror: Sergio De Giusti

            4th Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL

            2013 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

            Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

            Things with Wings, Group Exhibition, Circle of Arts, Charlavoix, MI

            ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, Women’s City Club, Grand Rapids, MI

            Emerging West Michigan Painters, Portland Community Arts Council Galleries, Portland, MI

            Live Coverage, Live Auction Event, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                Artwork Donated to Benefit UICA

            2013 Lake Effect Chapter Michigan Duck Hunters Association Event, Spring Lake, MI

                Artwork Donated to Benefit the Michigan Duck Hunters Association

            Here, Now, Group Exhibition, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

            2013 Annual Juried Exhibition, Portland Community Arts Council, Portland, MI

 

2012    Construct/deComposition, Duo Exhibition with Steve Vinson, Collins Art Gallery, GRCC, 

                Grand Rapids, MI 

            2012 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey MI

            Color Context, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

            D’Art for Art, Event Fundraiser, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

                Artwork Donated to Benefit Crooked Tree Arts Center

            ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, The Spot, Grand Rapids, MI 

            Power of Pattern, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

            Fresh Squeezed and Locally Grown, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

            25th Northern National Juried Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI

            2012 Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

                Recipient of Award in Memory of William John Heule

            84th Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

            Live Coverage, Live Auction Event, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                Artwork Donated to help raise funds for the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts

            Interplay, Group Exhibition, C.O.D.A. Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

            26th Annual West Michigan Regional Competition, Lowell Arts King Gallery, Lowell, MI

           3rd Annual Nature and Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, FL

           Sequim Arts 2012 Juried Show, Museum and Art Center, Sequim, WA    

 

2011    2011 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

                Juror: Leslie Sobel

           83rd Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

                Director’s Choice Award Winner, Juror: Susan Visser

           West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

                Peoples Choice Award Winner, Juror: John Glick

            2011 Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

            Come Out and Play, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

            Fall at the Lakeshore, Lafontsee Galleries, Douglas, MI

            ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, Collins Art Gallery, GRCC, Grand Rapids, MI

            14th Annual Open International Society of Acrylic Painters International Exhibition, Santa Cruz                                     Art League, Santa Cruz, CA    Juror: Betsy Dillard Stroud

            All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI                

                     First Place Award Winner, Juror: Fred Bivens

            Fortified, Group Exhibition, Dinderbeck Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

            Free Radicals, 10 Weston Free Radical Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

            29th Annual Michigan Artist Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

            Balance, Group Exhibition at Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

            Merge: Grand Rapids ART:Downtown, Two Person Exhibition, 117 S. Division, Grand Rapids, MI

            Many Hands Make Light Work: Inaugural National Exhibition, Culture Works, Holland, MI

            Art League of Hilton Head’s 2011 Biennial National Juried Exhibition, The Walter Creer Gallery,                               Hilton Head Island, SC  

                     First Place Award Winner in 3-Dimensional Category

            Emerald Spring Exhibition: National Juried Show, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR

            Japan Tsunami Relief Art Auction, SanChez, Grand Rapids, MI

                    All Proceeds Benefit Japan Tsunami Relief Fund

            Group Show, Portage District Library Gallery, Portage, MI

            Solo Exhibition, BRAINS Neurological Science Research Center Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

           ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, Plaza Towers, Grand Rapids, MI

2010   2010 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI

                     First Place Award Winner

            Great Lakes Small Works Juried Exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI

                     First Place Award Winner in 3-Dimensional Category

            Painting: The Artful Palette, Juried Exhibition, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

            Holland Area 47th Juried Fine Arts Competition, Holland, MI

            Free Radicals, 134 South Division Free Radical Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

            13th Annual Winter Festival, Uptown Gallery, Grand Haven, MI 

                      Muskegon Museum of Art Award of Excellence Recipient

             A Conscious Benefit: The Artist is the Human is the Animal, The DAAC, Grand Rapids, MI

                      All Proceeds Donated to The Farm Sanctuary, New York

             82nd Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

                      Juror: Jim Nawara

             Mindshare: Art of the Bridge, Devos Center, Grand Rapids, MI

                     Third Place in Juried Exhibition – All Profits Donated to Grand Rapids Art Education

             My ArtContest: Abstracts, Online Juried Art Competition 

                     Third Place Award Winner

             Grand Rapids ART: Downtown, Grandville Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

             Kendall Graduate Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

             Concentration, Gallery 114, Grand Rapids, MI

             Red Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Kendall Gallery 602, Grand Rapids, MI

             Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 114, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2009    ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, 45 Ottawa, Grand Rapids, MI

             Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Old Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

             Kendall Graduate Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

             Grandville Studios Spring for the Arts Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

             Solo Exhibition, Kendall Gallery 602, Grand Rapids, MI

             Figurative Paintings, Juried Exhibition, Kendall Gallery 602, Grand Rapids, MI

             Landscape Miniatures, Juried Exhibition, Kendall Gallery 602, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2008    80th Regional Juried Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

             Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Old Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

             Kendall Graduate Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI 

             Choosing By Chance, Three-Person Exhibition, Kendall Student Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

  

2007     Grandville Studios Spring for the Arts Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI

             One Night Stand Art Exhibition, C.M.U. Whiteman Hall, Mount Peasant, MI

             Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, C.M.U. University Art Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI

             Residence Life Show, C.M.U. Troutman Hall, Mount Pleasant, MI 

             Annual All-Student Juried Art Exhibition, C.M.U. University Art Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI

             Scholarship Recipients Exhibition, C.M.U. West Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI

 

2006    Bronze Sculpture Exhibition, C.M.U. West Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI

            Annual All-Student Juried Art Exhibition, C.M.U. University Art Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI

            Scholarship Recipients Exhibition, C.M.U. West Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI

            Annual All-Student 2005 Juried Art Exhibition, C.M.U. Library Baber Room, Mount Pleasant, MI

 

Publications

 

    2012        “International Painting Annual vol. 2” Manifest Gallery Press

    2011        “Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine”  September 2011, Vol. 31 No. 4 pg. 9-11

    2010        “Artist Portfolio Magazine” – Online Art Magazine Winter 2010 Issue

    2009        “Studio Visit Magazine Spring Edition” Open Studio Press