Education

2014

Masters of Fine Arts

2D Program: Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL

 

2011                

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Painting and Drawing, Art History Minor

The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, OH

 

Professional Experience

2017

                    Lead 2D Instructor, Tin Can Chandelier Community Arts Center, Ashland, OH

2015

                    Private Art Lessons, Instructor, Ashland, OH

                            Creator and Instructor of small private art lessons.

                    Education Manager & Executive Assistant, Citizens Bridge Gallery & Residence, Cleveland, OH 

2011-2014               

                    Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL (SIUC) Instructor of Record for following:

                              AD301       Intermediate Drawing: Introduction to Mixed Media (Spring 2014)

                              AD200       Introduction to Figure Drawing (Fall 2013, Fall 2012)

                              AD100 A    2D Foundations (Spring 2014, Fall 2013)

                              AD110       Introduction to Drawing I (Spring 2013, Spring 2012)

                    Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL (SIUC) Teaching Assistant for following:   

                              AD207 B    Introduction to Art History II  (Spring 2013, Fall 2011)

                              AD207 A    Introduction to Art History I (Fall 2012)

                              AD207 C    Introduction to Art History III (Spring 2012) 

2011                

Taught Advanced Watercolor Course; Art and Design Department, SIUC

Invited to teach one section of Professor Edward Shay’s advanced watercolor course by giving a   presentation of my watercolor pieces and holding individual critiques with students.

2007-2011        

Office Student Assistant; Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

2010                

Gallery Student Assistant; Emily Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

 

Awards & Honors

2011-2014        

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Tuition Waiver and Teaching Assistantship

2013                

Art Over Easy 9; Art Auction & Gala, Bronze Prize in Student Category, SIUC, Juror: John Lustig,

        Dircetor of the Illinois State Museum, Lockport, IL

Windgate Graduate Scholarship, Project-Based Scholarship

35th Annual SIUC Purchase Awards, Honorable Mention

2007-2011        

Deans List, The University of Akron

Golden Key International Honour Society, The University of Akron

2009                

Daschiell Travel Grant to Chicago, The University of Akron

Daschiell Travel Grant to Miami Art Basel, Invited to submit proposal & awarded grant

2007-2008        

Folk Endowment Award, The University of Akron, Competitive Scholarship

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015              Constructed Balance, Citizens Bridge Gallery and Residence, Cleveland, OH

2014              Formation, MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Museum, Carbondale, IL

2012               

Manufactured Landscape, Student Health Center Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale, IL

2011               

Bioaccumulation: The Presence of Synthetic Growth; FORUM Artspace, Cleveland, OH

Manic Growth; SPACES Gallery, SPACELabs, Cleveland, OH, Regional Invitational

2010               

Corresponding Opposites; Seiler’s Gallery, Zanesville, OH, Curated by Michael Seiler, gallery director

2009               

Ambient Noise; The Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH                              

 

Invitational Exhibitions

2011

                      Manic Growth; SPACES Gallery, SPACELabs, Cleveland, OH, Regional Invitational

 

Juried Exhibitions

2016              

                      Encompass, Soap Gallery, Regional call for female artists, Youngstown, OH, Curators: Stephen Poullas and                                   Daniel Rauschenbach, owners of Soap Gallery

2014              36th Auunual SIUC Purchase Awards, Art Alley, Carbondale, IL, Juried Student Exhibition, Juror: Ron Dunkel,                               Travis Janssen, Antonio Martinez, and Mark Pease of SIUC Art and Design Department

                      Sustain 2: National Collegiate Juried Exhibition of Art and Design for Eco Living, University Museum,                                             Carbondale, IL, Jurors: David Edgar, Eco-Artist and Steve Belletire, Sustainable Designer,

                      National Competitive Exhibition National Wet Paint Biennial Exhibition, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL,                                         Curator: Sergio Gomez, Gallery Director of Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago, IL, National Competitive MFA                                 Exhibition

2013              C4 Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL, Juror: David Freeman

                      35th Annual SIUC Purchase Awards (Honorable Mention), Art Alley, Carbondale, IL, Juried Student Exhibition,                               Juror: Ron Dunkel, Travis Janssen, Antonio Martinez, and Mark Pease of SIUC Art and Design                                               Department

2011              C4 Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL, Juror: Ivy Cooper, Art Historian of                                             Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL

                      Myers School of Art Juried Student Exhibition; Emily Davis Gallery, Akron OH, Juried Exhibition, Juror: John                                   Klassen, served as Director of the Massillon Museum

2010              GAR Foundation Exhibition; Andrew Jackson House, Akron, OH, Juried Exhibition

2008              Return of the Midnight Sun; Juried Exhibition, Summit ­Art Space Akron, OH, Juror: Mark Soppeland,                                               Distinguished Professor of Painting and Drawing at The University of Akron, OH

                      Haunted Art Space; Summit Art Space, Akron, OH, Regional Juried Exhibition, Juror: Mark Soppeland,                                           Distinguished Professor of Painting and Drawing at The University of Akron, OH

                      Fresh and Spooky Show; Summit Art Space, Akron, OH, Regional Juried Exhibition, Juror: Mark Soppeland,                                 Distinguished Professor of Painting and Drawing at The University of Akron, OH 

 

Group Exhibitions

2015

                      Art Is Our Blueprint, Studio 819: Future Tenant, Pittsburg, PA

2013              

                      MFA Thesis Preview Exhibition, University Museum, Carbondale, IL

                      Assimilating Perspectives: GAPP Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

                      Baraarbeque Vol. 4; FORUM Artspace, Cleveland, OH  

                      Common Threads: History of Fiber Arts Exhibition, Vergette Gallery, Carbondale, IL                                                                 Call and Response: Print Exchange and Collaboration between printmakers of SIUC and the Finnish 

        Academy of Fine Arts, Helskini, Finland, Project Initiated by Travis Janssen of SIUC Art and Design                 Department

 

Don’t Call It A Comeback, Second Year MFA Review, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

2012               

Obscure Stages; GAPP Exhibition, The Gallery Space, Murphysboro, IL

Ambassadors of Print, Vergette Gallery, School of Art and Design, Carbondale, IL

Collaged Contour, Vergette Gallery, School of Art and Design, Carbondale, IL

2011               

Untitled, First Year MFA Review, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

Push & Pull Press Show, Russell Hill Winery, Cobden, IL

Middle Ground; GAPP Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

Second Annual Bazaarbeque; FORUM Artspace, Cleveland, OH

2010               

Baraarbeque: Creatively Close; FORUM Artspace, Cleveland, OH

Not From Here: Poignant Demands; FORUM Artspace, Cleveland, OH

Student Art League Show; Honors Gallery, Akron, OH, Juried Exhibition

2009               

Interrelation; Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

Sketchbookapalooza; The Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

A Myriad of Meanings; The Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

Not Scene As Art II; Thursday’s Lounge, Akron, OH

Hybridology: Animals Reinterpreted; Akron Zoological Park, Akron, OH

 

Publications

2015              

                      Church Stage Design Ideas, “churchstagedesignideas.com”, Reclaiming Christmas (December 23, 2015)

2014             

                      Church Stage Design Ideas, “churchstagedesignideas.com”, Substance Church Advent Stage

                                  Display: Christmas Walls (December 10, 2014)                     

                      Sustain 2: National Collegiate Juried Exhibition of Art and Design for Eco Living, Catalog

2011                

Cool Cleveland, “coolcleveland.com”, Manic Growth at SPACES: Elizabeth Dunfee explores how we're 

harming ourselves, February 8, 2011, one color image.

Online interview with participation with SPACELabs Exhibition

 

Presentations

2011              

Water-Based Media, Classroom Lecture, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

Mashed Thoughtatoes, Slide Lecture, SPACES Gallery, Cleveland, OH     

 

Collections

2011-2014      

Mini Print; Southern Illinois University Permanent Collection, Carbondale, IL

2011               

GAR Foundation; Permanent Collection, Andrew Jackson House, Akron, OH

 

 

Membership

2011-2014      

Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers (GAPP)

2007-2011      

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Washington D.C.

 

Service

2016

                     Stage Design, Substance Church, Ashland, OH

                     Kids Paint Party, Substance Church, Ashland, OH

2015

                      Stage Design, Substance Church, Ashland, OH

                      Art Mentor, West Salem High School, West Salem, OH

                      Annual Art Show, Field Elementary School, Mogadore, OH

                      Studio 819: Art Is Out Blueprint; Art Auction & Fundraiser, Pittsburg, PA

2014

                      Stage Design, Substance Church, Ashland, OH

2011-2013      

Treasurer; Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers (GAPP), SIUC

Miniprint; Participant, Donation GAPP, SIUC

2013             

                      Art Over Easy 9; Art Auction & Gala, Surplus Gallery, Donation, Carbondale, IL

2012               

Art Over Easy 8; Art Auction & Gala, Surplus Gallery, Donation, Carbondale, IL

Polkapocalypse: Silent Auction Call for Art, Donation, Cleveland, OH

2011              

Art Over Easy 7; Art Auction & Gala, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL

2009-2011      

Peer Mentor; Painting Department, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

Taught Painting Courses; Painting Department, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH

2007-2011      

Student Art League; Events Coordinator, The University of Akron, OH

Student Tour Volunteer; Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

2010               

10x10; SPACES Gallery Annual Benefit & Art Auction, Donation, Cleveland, OH

2008               

Hope Makes a Contribution: First Night; Lock 3 Park, Akron, OH

 

Professinal Skills and Competencies

Microsoft Office

Adobe; Basic understanding of Adobe Creative Suite Applications

Final Cut Pro X; Basic knowledge and skill

Woodshop; Safety training completed, table saw, miter saw, pneumatic nail and staple gun, building stretchers and panel frames