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EDUCATION

2016     Bachelor of Fine Art Printmaking, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

 Final GPA – 3.83

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017    Owner & Curator of Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, from May 2017 -

            Printshop Technician, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, from August 2016 -

            Manager of GreenLion Studios, Tattoo Studio & Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, from September 2016 -

            Printing Assistant, Woosah Outfitters & Printshop, Grand Rapids, MI, from August 2016 -

            Volunteer, Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

            Teaching Assistant, Lithography; Prof. Olivia Timmons, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2016    Manager of Woosah Outfitters & Printshop, Grand Rapids, MI, from October 2015 - August 2016

            Gallery Assistant, The Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI, from October 2014 - May 2016

            Student Printshop Technician, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, from January 2013 - May 2016

            Volunteer, The Collective Artspace, Grand Rapids, MI

            Volunteer, Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

            Volunteer, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2015    Learning Lab Promotions Coordinator Intern, Avenue for the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

2014    Printshop Intern, Dinderbeck Studios, Grand Rapids, MI           

Teaching Assistant, Intro to Print; Prof. Anthony Mead, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

            Sales and Custom Framing Associate, Michaels Arts and Crafts, Grand Rapids, MI, from July 2013 - 

 

 AWARDS, HONORS & RECOGNITION

2017     Emerging Professional Grant, Southern Graphics Council International,

            Juror of Printmaking for the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016    Participating Artist- (RE)Compose Outstanding Venue Finalist for Juror's Shortlist, Selected by Steve Dietz -                         Artprize 8, Grand Rapids, MI

            Oxbow Merit Scholarship, Oxbow, Saugatuck, MI

             Graduated with Honors, Printmaking BFA, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

             Studio Excellence Award in Printmaking, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

             Juror's Pick awarded by Jenn Schaub, Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists at Urban Institute for

 Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

             Scholarship of Merit, Spring Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

             President’s List, Spring Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI 

2015     Scholarship of Merit, Fall Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

             President’s List, Fall Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

             Dean’s List, Spring Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2014     President’s List, Fall Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

             President’s List, Spring Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2013     President’s List, Fall Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

             Dean’s List, Spring Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2012     Dean’s List, Fall Semester, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

 

EXHIBITIONS (* denotes solo exhibition)

2017      The Calming Effect, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI  

             NEEDLEWORK: Rethinking Vulnerability And Resistance, PrØve Gallery, Duluth, MN

             Flex Gallery, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

             ALL MIXED UP: An Exhibition of Collage Art, Gallery 106, Grand Rapids, MI

             Dis-Integrating: a Tribute to Dark Wave, GreenLion Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

             Star-Crossed Lovers, Morrissey Gallery, Davenport, IA

             *Selected Works at The Factory, Grand Rapids, MI

             Exchange, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

             Untitled, Flex Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 

              Rotating Exhibition at Lions & Rabbits, Grand Rapids, MI

              Rotating Exhibition at Light Gallery & Studio, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016      Confronting the Cycle / (RE)Compose - Artprize 8 Fellowship, Grand Rapids MI

              Rotating Exhibition at Lions & Rabbits, Grand Rapids, MI

              Rotating Exhibition at Light Gallery & Studio, Grand Rapids, MI 

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

              Public/Private: The Arc of Longing, Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH

              Selected Works in the Kitchen Gallery, The Collective Artspace, Grand Rapids, MI

              Introductions, The Collective Artspace, Grand Rapids, MI

              Fortresses, Rockford Brewing Co. Taproom, Rockford, MI

              *Bruised (BFA Thesis Exhibition), Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

  Bruised (BFA Thesis Exhibition), Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

  Studio Excellence Award Exhibition, The Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

  Michigan Emerging Graduate Artists (MEGA), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI 

  Flux Portfolio Exchange Exhibition, Southern Graphics Council International, Portland OR

              Residence, Founder’s Brewing Co. Taproom, Grand Rapids, MI

              No Man's Land, Free Ass Mag, Online Zine, freeassmag.com

  Collection @ The Fed, during Art.Downtown, The Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

  Mythology, during First Fridays, Grand Rapids, MI

  Four Rivers Print Biennial, Juried by David Jones Southern Illinois Printworks, Carbondale, IL

2015      Commonplace Intimacy, The Attic, Grand Rapids, MI

              And, Traveling Show, University of Knoxville, TN, University of Madison, WI and University of Iowa, IA

  Duality, during First Fridays, Grand Rapids, MI

              Instinct, during First Fridays, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

              Weft, Chain & Stitch, during Art.Downtown., Grand Rapids, MI

  Sphere, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2014      Pop Obscurus, during Free Radical, Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space, Grand Rapids, MI

              Lumos, during Art.Downtown., Take Hold Church, Grand Rapids, MI

  Collective Pressure, during Art.Downtown., The Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI

  Consumption, during Art.Downtown., Weston Street, Grand Rapids, MI

  Impressions, Gallery 104 at Kendall College of Art Design, Grand Rapids, MI

  Self Portrait, Calvin Gallery 106, Grand Rapids, MI

 

PRINT EXCHANGES

2017    Terminus: Arrivals & Departures, Southern Graphics Council International, Atlanta, GA

            Star-Crossed Lovers, Morrissey Gallery, Davenport, IA

2016     Systems and Structures, Dinderbeck Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

             Flux: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow, Southern Graphics Council International, Portland, OR

             I Love the 90’s, Blue Cat Press, Falls Church, VA

2015     In Your Face!, Dinderbeck Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

2014     Chaos Vs. Order, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

            Obsession, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2013     Self Portrait, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017    Flex Gallery and The Work of Madison May, H.A.C.K., Grand Rapids, MI

           https://art-hack.org/2017/01/31/flex-gallery-and-the-work-of-madison-may/  

2016    Category Jurors Reveal Their Shortlists for ArtPrize Eight, Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI

           http://www.artprize.org/blog/category-jurors-reveal-their-shortlists-for-artprize-eight

           Perception, time, experience: A conversation with (RE)COMPOSE curator Brianna Baurichter, Cultured.GR, Grand                Rapids, MI                                                                                                                                                                                  https://cultured.gr/perception-time-experience-a-conversation-with-re-compose-curator-brianna-baurichter-                        8755ea531c6a#.unt3jtoke

            WGVU Public Media, “Artprize 2016”, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI                                                            http://wgvunews.org/post/artprize-

Below The Surface, “Review of “Public/Private: The Arc of Longing,” By Patricia M. Gerkin”, New England Wax, Online Blog http://belowthesurfaceblog.com/review-publicprivate-arc-longing-patricia-m-gerkin/

           The Summer Times, “What is Art? Visit Lamont Gallery and See”, The Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH                            http://www.peasummertimes.com/2016/07/what-is-art-visit-lamont-gallery-and-see/

           Graphic Impressions, The Newsletter of SGCI, featured artist, print installation, Tulsa, OK                                                      https://sgcinternational.org/graphic- impressions-summer-2016/

Kendall College of Art and Design Newsbites, “Recent Grad Takes Big Step Forward with Exhibitions in Illinois, New  Hampshire”, Grand Rapids, MI (June 9, 2016) http://www.kcad.edu/news/news-bites-printmaking-student-takes-big-step-  forward-with-exhibitions-in-illinois-new-hampshire/

 

ARTIST LECTURES, EVENTS, DEMONSTRATIONS

2017    Artist Talk, KCAD's Gender Studies Class taught by Dr. Christine Haskill, Grand Rapids, MI April 12

            Framing on the Cheap, The Collective Artspace, Grand Rapids, MI February 23

2016    Screenprinting on Fabric Demonstration, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI October 3

             (Re)Compose Artprize 8 Fellowship Artist Panel, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI September 15

             Lunchtime Gallery Talk, The Lamont Gallery of The Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, July 20

            Artwalks Tour Guide, Artworks at the UICA, Grand Rapids, MI July 27

            Block printing and book binding demo, Collection @ The Fed, during Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI

2015    Screen print and linocut demo, Evolution of the Artist, Helen Miller and Pace Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

 Printmaking processes demo, History of Graphic Design Class, Grand Rapids, MI

 Big Block Party!, Collective Pressure Printmaking Club demo during Art.Downtown., KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI  

2014     Mobility as Maker; Makers as Mobilizers, Collective Pressure Printmaking Club demo during Art.Downtown.,

 KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

 Big Block Party!, Collective Pressure Printmaking Club demo during Art.Downtown., KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

2013     Big Block Party!, Collective Pressure Printmaking Club demo during Art.Downtown., KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

 

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

2017    Civicize Me - Civic Leadership Class, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016    Image and Word Relief and Letterpress Printmaking Class, Oxbow, Saugatuck, MI

 

CONFERENCES

2017    SGCI Terminus, Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference, Kennesaw State University,                     Atlanta, GA

2016    SGCI FLUX, Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference, Pacific Northwest College

 of Art, Portland, OR

2015     SGCI SPHERE, Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference, University of

 Knoxville, TN

2014     MAPC Print City, Mid-America Printmaking Conference, Wayne State University Detroit, MI

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017    More Than Anything, Grand Rapids, MI

           Patterns, co-curator, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

           Many Hands, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

           Exchange, Co-Curator, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016    Collection @ The Fed., The Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI           

2015    Duality, during First Fridays, Grand Rapids, MI

            Sphere, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2014     Pop Obscurus, during Free Radical, Avenue for the Arts [Gallery] Space, Grand Rapids, MI

 

COLLECTIONS

            St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

            Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

            Blue Cat Press, Falls Church, VA

            Dinderbeck Studios, Grand Rapids, MI

            Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

            University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

            Member, Avenue for the Arts Advisory Committee, Grand Rapids, MI. Position Obtained in 2016 - 

            Artist Member, The Collective Artspace, Grand Rapids, MI. Position Obtained in 2016 - 

            President, Collective Pressure, KCAD Printmaking Club, Grand Rapids, MI. Position obtained in 2015 - 2016

            Member, Association of Academic Museums and Galleries. Membership obtained in 2015 - 2016

            Artist Member, Southern Graphics Council International. Membership obtained in 2015 - 

            Artist Member, Mid America Print Council. Membership obtained in 2014 - 2015

            Artist Member, Avenue for the Arts, based in Grand Rapids, MI. Membership obtained in 2013 -