2906 1/2 Kenwood Ave. 

Los Angeles, CA 90007

312 622-8921

finchgallery@gmail.com

 

Education

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Painting 2004 - 2006 

Illinois State University - Art Education 1999 - 2002 

Northern Illinois University - Painting and Drawing Department1997 - 1999 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Early College Program 1994 - 1996 

 

Solo and Selected Exhibitions

2016     28th National Drawing and Print Exhibition at the Gormley Gallery, Baltimore, MD                                                          

              On the Body (Group exhibition) Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

2015      35th International Drawing Exhibition at Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2014      Obsolesence (Group exhibition) at The Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2011    Verso at  L Gallery, curated by LL Powers and presented by the Durst Organization New York City, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

2010      Flux  (Group Exhibition) at Loft 910, Brooklyn NY

2008    New work on Terra Cotta at The Finch Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2007      Re-presentation or: How I Stopped Loving and Learned to Worry About the Bomb at The Finch Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004      I Am Here at Bevi Amos, Chicago, IL 

                Kenithesia at Gallery Thirteen, Chicago, IL 

2003      Nicholas Freeman presented by Ill Measures at Bevi Amos, Chicago, IL 

 

Residencies

2015     Vermont Studio Center    Johnson, VT  

               Four-week residency and merit grant

2011     8 am Studios     Chicago, IL

               Three month residency given for exhibition preparation 

 

Press 

2017       Interview with The Writer magazine - June Issue

2015       Featured in Steadfast Magazine - May - Issue 1

               Fresh Paint Magazine - April - Issue 7

2009     Interview with the Columbia Chronicle - 12 March 

               Featured Artist on Chicago Arts Live - 16 February 

               Interview with fNews - 5 February 

2008      Interview for Chicago Arts Live - aired December 

               Featured interview in Gapers Block - 21 April 

2007      Interviewed on Full-on Friday show on 88.7 FM WLUW - aired 20 July 

2005      Featured artist in Wonka Vision Magazine (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Issue #27 

2004     Featured on television program Artist to Artist Channel 19 Chicago 

2003     Exhibition review in Chicago Flame newspaper - 23 March 

 

Professional Experience 

Co-Editor and Publisher of The Wax Paper

     April 2015 - Present

     Art direction, layout and editing duties for the quarterly-printed literary journal

Volunteer Workshop Coordinator for The Art of Elysium

     July 2014 – Present

     Organize and oversee drawing workshops at NYC children’s hospitals

Grant Writer for No Longer Empty NYC

     June 2009 - January 2010

     Responsible for research and execution of grant applications

 Founder and President of the Greenhouse Contemporary Art Center, NFP.                         

     March 2007 - present 

     Head of operations, organizational development, and marketing 

Executive Director of The Finch Gallery  Chicago, Ill.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    June 2007 - April 2009

    Responsible for booking, advertising, media relations, exhibition curation 

Illustrator and Editorial Cartoonist                    

     The Chicago Flame and UIC Today newspapers2003 - 2005 

     The Daily Vidette (Normal, IL)  2001 - 2003 

     Published bi-weekly editorial cartoons and a daily comic strip 

Part-time Faculty Member  

      Marlene Wood Studios (Palatine, IL)  2003 - 2004 

      The Company School of Art and Dance (Pekin, IL)  2001 - 2002                                                          

      Organization and teaching of painting and drawing ages ten through adult 

 

Related Experience 

2009     Illustrated Fighting Love, written by Hans Hetrick; published by Hey Rat! Press 

2008     Jury member for the 16th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition at Columbia College

2004     Head curator The Green Show at The Texas Ballroom, Chicago