CV

Current Position

President of the Women’s Caucus for Art 2014-2016

Lives and works in Ann Arbor, MI

Education

  • B.F.A. Equivalent from the OCADUniversity, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Florence Off Campus Program 1985-86
  • M.A. Gallery and Retail Art Administration, Dean’s List, F.I.T, SUNY, New York, NY

Arts Administration

2014-2016 President of the Women’s Caucus for Art

2012-2014 President Elect of the Women’s Caucus for Art

2010-2012 Chair of the National Summer Board Meetings and Exhibition for the Women’s Caucus for Art, South East Michigan, Ann Arbor, Detroit:

  • Scouted venue locations for all events
  • Organized the WCA National Exhibition “Man Up! Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” Juried by SuzyLake
  • Coordinated bus tour of art venues of interest in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

2010-2011 Chair of “Live Space: Knit In” at the College Art Association and The Women’s Caucus for Art Conference in New York, NY:

  • Organized a large scale performance art piece that covered three days of conference activities. 

2008-2010 Co-chair WCA Conference and Lifetime Achievement Awards, Chicago, IL:

  • Scouted venue locations for all events
  • Organized the WCA National Exhibition “From the Center Now!” Juried by Lucy Lippard Lippard. At Women Made Gallery.
  • Coordinated extensive bus tour of unknown and out of the way art venues of interest through the Chicago area.

2008-2010 Vice President of the Midwest Region of the Women’s Caucus of Arts

2007-2009 Foundational President of the Michigan Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Ann Arbor, MI

2006-2009 Michigan Coordinator for The Feminist Art Project, RutgersUniversity

1990-1991 Assistant to Director Pam Fruend, Rosa Esman Gallery, Soho, New York, NY

1990 Part Time Archivist, Gracie Mansion Gallery, Soho, New York, NY

Curatorial Work

2011-2012 Reversing the Gaze: Man As Object, with Priscilla Otani, Karen Gutfreund, and Tanya Augsburg, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA and the Kinsey Institute Gallery, IndianaUniversity, Bloomington, IN

2008 A Place at the Table, Ann ArborArtCenter, Ann Arbor, MI

2008 The Art of Healing: Explorations of Women’s Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2007 The Venus of Willendorf Project, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2005 The Fabric of Fear:  Art After 9/11, Gallery 555, Detroit, MI

Juror  Roles

2015 Women’s Caucus for Art’s Artist of the Month for National Website.

2013 Women’s Caucus for Art’s Best of 2014 Exhibition,  ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Solo Exhibitions

2011, January, Make A Revolution: Don’t Diet, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

Group Exhibitions

2015 March, Zusammenarbeit, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

2015 February-April, People on Paper, Toledo Museum of Art, Community Gallery, Toledo, OH

2014 April Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art Cultural Exchange and Exhibition, Luxun Academy, Shenyang, China

2014 March Fearsome BMI: Women Artists and the Body,  Exhibition Curated by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin,  Dana Women Artist Series, Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Douglass Campus Rutgers University,

2014 Water: A Universal Human Right, The Robert Morris State Street Gallery of the Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL

2014 Feb 11-16. Through the Eyes of the Mother, Korean Cultural Center, Wheeling, IL

2014 Jan 17- Feb 27 Equilibrium, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013 Sept. Bodies by Design: Modification, Coercion, and Resistance, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines Campus Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

2013 Nov.-Dec. Vienna Hair Project, http://viennaproject.tumblr.com/

2013 Nov. Eye on the D, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI

2013 Sept. Free Range Women Artists, River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

2013 March. (corpo)realities, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2013 March. Anywhere But Here, Whitdel Arts Detroit, Detroit, MI

2012 Oct.-Nov. FISH 2012, Lightwell Gallery, School of Art and Art History, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK

2012 Oct. Results May Vary, PolyGrind Film Festival, Los Vegas, NV

2012 Oct. Homage, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

2012 Sept. From Our Perspective, Smith Theatre Gallery, OaklandCommunity College, Farmington Hill, MI

2012 Sept. The Personal is Political, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

2012 Aug-Sept. Real People, 2012, The Old Courthouse Gallery, Woodstock, IL

2012 July-Aug, Man Up! No Balls About It, The Gallery at the Duderstadt Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2012 July-Aug, Tiny Dirty Show <10”, Antebellum Gallery, HollywoodCA

2012 April, Ingest, Digest, Protest, The Mess Hall, Chicago, IL

2011-2012, Reversing the Gaze: Man As Object

  • 2011 November, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012 Summer, Kinsey Institute Gallery, Bloomington, IN

2011 September and October, “Does This Make My _______ Look Big?” ArtPrize at the WomenCity Club, Grand RapidsMichigan

2011 July, Themis, St LouisUniversityMuseum of Art (SLUMA), St. Louis, MO

2011 May 20 – June 20, The Kinsey Institute 11th Annual Juried Exhibition,  SOFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN

2011 February 11-19, The Dirty Show 12, Bert’s Warehouse Theatre in Eastern Market, Detroit, MI

2010 September 22-October 10, Venus of Willendorf Project:  The Obesity Crisis Contained Art Prize, Schuler Books, Grand Rapids, MI

2010 June 19-June 26 Blue Planet, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

2010 Balance:An Artists’ Collaborative Game,

  • The Gallery at DuderstadtCenter, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • River’s Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI
  • FinlandiaUniversity, Hancock, MI
  • HollandArtCenter, Holland, MI

2010 34 Secrets Revealed, Invitational Exhibition, River’s Edge Gallery Wyandott MI

2008 Exhibiting You :No Shortage of Diet Books, International Museum of Women, http://www.imow.org/community/stories/viewStory?storyId=2701

2008 International Fine Art Exhibition, Hopeinen Sivellin Galleria, Helsinki Findland

2008-2013 The Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces, Traveling Exhibition within USA

  • June 2008, The Dairy Center for The Arts, Boulder, CO
  • Sep. 10-Oct. 24, 2008, University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayetteville, AR
  • Nov. 13-Dec. 12, 2008, Union Gallery, University of Winsconsin, Milwaukee
  • January 23-Feb. 22, 2009, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut at AveryPoint
  • March 30-April 30, 2009, Indiana University East Art Galleries, IN
  • Oct. 1-30, 2009, Drury University Pool Art Center Galleries
  • Feb. 03-March 10, 2010, California State University-Dominguez Hills
  • March 20-May8, 2010 CAS Galleries, KeanUniversity, Union, New Jersey
  • Sept 7-Dec. 20, 2010 DePauwUniversity, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, IN
  • Jan.5-March 15, 2011, Santa ClaraUniversity, de Saisset Mueseum
  • July5-Oct.5 2011, The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
  • Nov.1-Nov.31 2011, Penelec-Bowman-MegahanArtGalleries of AlleghenyCollege, Meadville, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 10-April 20, 2012 St Mary’s College of California
  • Oct.3-Oct.26, 2012 BartlettCenter for theVisual Arts, OklahomaStateUniversity, Stillwater, OK
  • Jan. -March 2013 IthacaCollege

2008 Change, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2008 The Art of Healing: Explorations of Women’s Health, The Gallery at DuderstadtBuilding, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2008  A Place at the Table, The Ann ArborArtCenter, Ann Arbor, MI

2007  Women’s Work in the 20th Century, Women’s HistoryMuseum, San Diego, CA

2007  What “F” Word?, curated by Carol Cole Levin, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY

2006  Textile Show, GrossePointeArtCenter, Grosse Pointe, MI

2006  The Humor Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

2006  Venus of Willendorf: Redefining the Goddess, The Gallery at DuderstadtBuilding, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2006  Women Artists 1950-1980’s, Ann ArborArtCenter, Off the Wall Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

2006   Reflections of War, Threads of Peace, Woven Arts, LansingMI

2005  Fabric of Fear: Art After 9/11, 555 Gallery, Detroit, MI, September – October 2004  Buy a Rug, Stamp Out Evil, Performance, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
2003  Rtistk Xprshn, Art Oasis, Ann Arbor, MI
2003  Able Bodies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1986  Mostra Iceberg, Ontario College of Art, Off Campus Studio, Florence, Italy
1986  Scholarship Show, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1983-1985  OCA Open House, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bibliography

Publications

Restoring Our Bodies: Reclaiming Our Lives, Aimee Liu, Brenda: Discovering Venus Power!     Collecting and the Internet: Old Passions, New Technologies, essay The Venus of Willendorf Project, by Brenda Oelbaum, 2008, edited by Susan Koppelman and Alison Franks, Publication date pending.                                                                                                                                    A Place at the Table, Catalogue for Ann Arbor Art Center, Summer 2008, Ann Arbor MI       What F Word? Carol Cole Levin and Miranda McClintic, Catalogue for Cynthia Broan Gallery, Summer 2007, New York, NY
Art in the Age of Terrorism, p. 166-168, Edited by Graham Coulter-Smith and Maurice Owen, Paul Holberton Publishing, United Kingdom, 2005

 

Panels

2014 April 7, World Health Day, The Body Mass Index: Myth or Reality? Conference, Panel 1: From Girlhood to Womanhood: The Tyranny of Thin

2013, March, Corpo Realities, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN

2013 February, New York, CAA/WCA The Blockbuster Exhibitons

Awards

Santo Foundation Award 2013, Honorable Mention,  http://santofoundation.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/2013-call-for-entry-artist-awards/

Big Idea Award, March 2011, Endangered Species Women Conference, New York, NY www.endangeredspecieswomen.org

Image of the Decade 2000-2010, Women in Photography International, first prize and honorable mention www.wipi.org

Best in Show, 2007,  Women’s Work in the 20th Century, Women’s HistoryMuseum, San Diego, CA

Honorable Mention, 2006, Grosse Pointe Art Center Textile show, Grosse Pointe, MI

One Response to CV

  1. e.white says:

    Congratulations on being elected National President of WCA.
    I am sure you will continue do an outstanding job in support of the groups mission.

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