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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024
Silence in a Moment is Imagination  Selected Work by: Donna R. Charging, Capacity Contemporary Exchange Gallery, Louisville, KY
THAT LIMBLESS SIGN MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery at the MFA Building, Hite Art Institute Portland Studios, Louisville, KY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024
dis(place)ment, juried by Peri Law, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA
New Voices for the Twenties III, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY
Heatwave, Flatiron Project Space, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Byrdcliffe Reflections: Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild’s Artists-in-Residence Exhibition, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY
MFA Graduates Exhibition, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville, KY
25th International Open, juried by Priscilla Otani, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2023
Beyond the Elements
Gallery at the MFA Building, Hite Art Institute Portland Studios, Louisville, KY
BELONGING: Community Work Spring 2023
Gallery at the MFA Building, Hite Art Institute Portland Studios, Louisville, KY
In Plain Sight: Sites of Memory and Rituals, Gallery at the MFA Building, Hite Art Institute Portland Studios, Louisville, KY

2022
Scorpio Assemblage, Darby Forever Gallery at Surface Noise, Louisville, KY
Open Studio Louisville Juried Exhibition, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Louisville Visual Art, Louisville, KY
SPACES, Gallery at the MFA Building, Hite Art Institute Portland Studios, Louisville, KY

2021
Embodiment Terrain, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Teacher | Student, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA


2017

13th Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016

Art3 mentor | faculty | mentoree, The Anderson Gallery at Drake University, Des Moines, IA

2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The Current Practice in Printmaking, juried by Kathy Caraccio, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

TYPECAST, Hillyer Art Space, juried by Jarvis DuBois, Washington, D.C.

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2012

New York Abstractions, Fluxx Gallery, Des Moines, IA

Convergences, New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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2011

Single Fare: A Show of Small Works, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

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2008

3 li’l NDNS, A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

Artistic Expression: Modern Perspectives of a Modern People, JNB Center, Providence, RI

2004
postindians: BFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago 

EDUCATION

2022 – 2024  Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Design, University of Louisville

2004 – 2006

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Education

2001 – 2004

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, with Distinction

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2000 – 2001

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2024
The Graduate Dean's Citation, University of Louisville, KY
Geraldine D. Hamlet Scholarship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
25th International Open Awards: First Prize, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2023
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY

TEAM Mentored Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Grant, with Undergraduate Rebekah Flowers,Everrrything…Social Justice and Art Making Project” at Grace M. James Academy of Excellence, University of Louisville, KY

2022
Sarah Stanley Gordon Edwards and Archibald Cason Edwards Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2009
Nomination, Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award
Nominated by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, painter


2005
Graduate Division Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2004
President’s Scholar, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Dean’s Discretionary Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2003
Roin Family Award for Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL


2002
Professor John E. Walley Memorial Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000
Presidential Scholar, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2024
SVA Artist Residency Program in Fine Arts: Painting and Mixed Media, New York, NY, School of Visual Arts
National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention,  Minneapolis, MN, Presenter, “Teaching Contemporary Native American Art: Courtney M. Leonard's ‘Contact 2,021…,”

2023
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Guest Instructor, December Adult Workshop: Combination Station
Louisville Maker Faire 2023, Louisville, KY
Making Collage Happen,
Maker
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY
Artist Residency Program, Summer
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Foundation Drawing and Foundation 2D Design
Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Intern,
Scholastic Art Awards Regional Awards

for the Louisville Metropolitan Area, 
Judge, Painting



2022
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
Fellow, June
Louisville Maker Faire 2022, Louisville, KY
Making Collage Happen,
Maker


2021
Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Artists-In-Residence Program, Fall

2019
Julio Valdez Project Space, New York, NY 
Artist-in-Residence Program
Printmaking

Jan. 2013 – Present

New York Cares, New York, NY

Volunteer Team Leader. Completed Team Leader Training in 2011


Oct. 2016—Feb. 2018
National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), New York, NY

Contracted Workshop Educator

 

Sept. 2014—Present

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York, NY

Volunteer. Assist during public arts programs.

Feb. 2010—Present

New York Cares, New York, NY

Volunteer

July 2011 – Nov. 2012

New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS), Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY

Volunteer and Art Education Coordinator

 

2010

DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY

Volunteer

 

2006 – 2007

Providence Children’s Museum, Providence, RI

Volunteer Exhibit Educator

 

2005 – 2006

Hope High School Portfolio Studio, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2005

Art I, Art II, and Art III, Hope High School, Providence, RI

Department of Art + Design, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Teaching assistant

2002

Women in the Director’s Chair Film Festival, Chicago, IL

Juror. Selected by Silvia Malagrino, photographer

AFFILIATIONS

2023 to Present
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, member

2020 to Present

National Art Education Association, member
Social Distance Powwow, member of Board of Directors