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EDUCATION

2016     

Florida State University Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Tallahassee, FL

2010     

Northern Kentucky University, Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting, Highland Heights, KY

 

AWARDS

2016     

Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center

International Sculpture Center Student Award Nomination

Mary Ola Reynolds Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Visual Arts, Florida State University

2015     

FSU Exceptional Opportunity Award, Florida State University

Andy McLaughlin Memorial Endowment, Florida State University

2014     

FSU Graduate Grant, FSU CVATD, Florida State University

Andy McLaughlin Memorial Endowment, Florida State University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017   

Threw It, Through It, SOUP Experimental, Tallahassee, FL

2012   

Eidolons, Edison Community College, Piqua, OH

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     

Utopia/Dystopia, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2016     

Water Hose Project Show, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Fresh American Art, ArtMe Today, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Space Between You And Me, Museum of Fine Arts, MFA Thesis FSU, Tallahassee, FL

The Big Reveal, The Art Academy, Cincinnati, OH

2015     

Aqua Art Miami, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL

Concrete Acquaintance, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Amiable Strangers, Boom Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
           
Perspectives: Art, Liver Diseases, and Me, Reed Messe Congress Centre. Vienna, Austria

Art + Language, Phyllis Straus Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

2014     

Built, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL

Last Friday, The Plant, Tallahassee, FL

10×10, Boom Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Shift, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

MAGENTA Show, Modern Makers at Niehoff Urban Studio, Cincinnati, OH

2013     

Material Witness, Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia)

Unsettled Bodies, Phoenix Center For The Arts, Phoenix, AZ (Juror Edna Dapo)

2012    

Fourth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA (Juror Amy Freeman)

Golden Ticket, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (Jurors Aaron Betsky, Tina Tammaro, and Anthony Luensman)

The History of the Universe Part One: In the Beginning, Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, OH (curated by Chris Reeves)

Bluegrass Biennial, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY (Juror Becky Alley)

2011     

More is More, Lexington Art League’s Loudoun House, Lexington, KY (Juror Melissa                                 Vandenberg)

Lady Parts, Southgate House Gallery, Newport, KY

Artists of the 21st Century, West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humbolt, TN (Juror Andrea D. Rudloff)

RESIDENCIES

2017

The Wassaic Artist Residency (June) Wassaic, NY

2016   

Vermont Studio Center (July), Johnson, VT

2015   

Boom Gallery Fellowship and Residency (June), Cincinnati, OH

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2015-Present: Florida State University, Instructor of Record in Foundations, Tallahassee, FL

Drawing Foundations (studio), Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (lecture), Art and the Environment (Online)

Mar. 2016-Mar. 2017: 621 Gallery, Co-Executive Director, Tallahassee, FL

Administration for all gallery operations, programs, and exhibitions. Pursuing, with the Board of Directors, the 621 mission through exhibitions, programs, public outreach, and fundraising; development and oversight of the budget; developing and implementing educational programming and internships; oversight of exhibitions, events, and Strategic Plan.

Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015: Working Method Contemporary, Gallery Director, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Responsibilities including but not limited to for exhibition calendar, installation, and PR for FSU’s MFA gallery in collaboration with Social Media Director and Graphic Designer to maintain website and social media presence.

 Jun. 2013-Aug. 2013, Jun. 2014-Aug. 2014, & Jun. 2015-Aug. 2015: ArtWorks Cincinnati, Teaching Artist, Cincinnati, OH

Led a team of 12 young adults between the ages of 15-21 with two other instructors in facilitating a 9 story, outdoor painted mural after artist Kim Krause in 2013, an original design for Cincinnati’s teacher free-store Crayons to Computers in Bond Hill in 2014, and the Samuel Adams Brewing History mural in 2015.  Instructed in techniques of painting and managed assigned tasks to youths.

 Sept. 2011-Jun. 2013: Contemporary Arts Center, Preparator, Cincinnati, OH

Worked closely with exhibiting artists/artist foundations, visiting curators, and in-house curatorial team in the installation/de-installation of exhibitions, handling and packing of art, dry wall fabrication, electrical installation/wiring, etc.

 Jun. 2011-Sept. 2011, Apr. 2012-Dec. 2012: Cincinnati Art Museum, Registration Internship, Cincinnati, OH

Managed and organized curatorial files, historical documents, and collection inventory e.g. accession statuses, storage/gallery locations, and loans. Art storage problem solving, art courier, art handling, photo documentation, and special projects with other departments

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016   

New American Paintings #124 South, Juror Emily Stamey, June/July 2016

2015   

Hedges, Joe. Amiable Strangers: Paintings by Elise Thompson and Nathan Weikert,                       Boom Gallery, July 2015 http://boomgallery.us/?p=299

Seda-Reeder, Maria. Art: Amiable Strangers: Paintings by Elise Thompson and Nathan                 Weikert, CityBeat, July 22, 2015

Lauw, Haley. Things That Matter, limited edition lexicon to accompany the work of Haley Lauw

2013   

Grissom, Harriette. Review: Irony overshadows angst, humor edges anger in show of women artists at Agnes Scott, Arts ATL, October 17, 2013

2012   

Redder, Maxwell. Stand-In God, AEQAI Journal of Critical thinking and Review in Contemporary Art, July 29, 2012

2011   

Morris, Matt. Lady Parts, CityBeat, June 2011, p15