printmaker & fine artist | grand rapids, mi

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018           Owner & Curator of Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, from May 2017 - 

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

Instructor, Continuing Studies Department, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, from May 2018-

Office Assistant, Continuing Studies Department, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, from May 2018-

Artist Assistant, Donna St. John, Moving Through the Unimaginable, December 2017 thru February 2018

First Baker, Sweetielicious Bake Shoppe, Grand Rapids, MI, from May 2017 - 

2017           Manager of GreenLion Studios, Tattoo Studio & Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, from September 2016 - January 2018

Assisted Visiting Artist Sue Coe, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI November 6-10, 2017

Volunteer, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Seitu Jones' Heartside Community Meal, Grand Rapids, MI

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 - August 2016


EDUCATION

2016     Bachelor of Fine Art Printmaking, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI - Final GPA – 3.83


 AWARDS, HONORS & RECOGNITION

2018           Juror of Printmaking for the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Grand Rapids, MI 

2017           Emerging Professional Grant, Southern Graphics Council International, Kennesaw, GA

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

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)

2018           *Limerence, 106 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

Connected, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Home is Where..., Pop-up exhibition curated by Dwelling Place at 106 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

Contentious, curated by the Avenue for the Arts at Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI

Campus, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

An Exploration of Social Media, Cerasus Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

39th Annual Paper In Particular National Exhibition, Juried Exhibition at the Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia, MO

2017           *Once More, works by Madison Nicole May, Materia Pop-Up Gallery, Farmington Hills, MI

Dreamland, Artprize 9 Exhibition, Lions & Rabbits, Grand Rapids, MI

Patterns, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Many Hands, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI 

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 Green Well Gastro Pub, 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

2018           (Un)Necessary Duplicates, Wayne, NE 

2017           Patterns, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

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           "Local Artist Feature: Madison May", UICA, Grand Rapids, MI - link

"Care and Feeding: Alumni Grow Local Creative Community with New Gallery Space", KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI - link

"WGVU Public Media, "Avenue for the Arts"", Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI - link

"New gallery opening it's doors this First Friday", M Live - Cultured.GR, Grand Rapids, MI - link

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

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

"Perception, time, experience: A conversation with (RE)COMPOSE curator Brianna Baurichter", Cultured.GR, Grand Rapids, MI - link

"WGVU Public Media, “Artprize 2016”", Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI - link                                                            

"Below The Surface, “Review of “Public/Private: The Arc of Longing,” By Patricia M. Gerkin”", New England Wax, Online Blog - link

"The Summer Times, “What is Art? Visit Lamont Gallery and See”", The Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH - link

"Graphic Impressions", The Newsletter of SGCI, featured artist, print installation, Tulsa, OK - link

"Kendall College of Art and Design Newsbites, “Recent Grad Takes Big Step Forward with Exhibitions in Illinois, New  Hampshire”", Grand Rapids, MI - link


RESIDENCIES, ARTIST LECTURES, EVENTS, DEMONSTRATIONS

2018           Freedom of Expression Panel Member, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI February 21

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

2017           Artist Talk, Wellspring Prep Academy, August 16 

Papermaking Demo at Best of Creston, Lions & Rabbits Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI August 19

Artist's Residency - Zea May's Printmaking, Florence, MA June 19-26

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

2018        Color and the Variable Print Matrix, Printmaking Class, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

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

2016        Image and Word Relief and Letterpress Printmaking Class, Oxbow School of Art, 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            MISC., Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

More Than Anything, Bend Gallery, 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

Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

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, Good Manufacturing Artists Collective, Bend Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI. Position Obtained in 2018

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 - 2017

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 -