C.V.

Exhibitions (solo marked by *)

 

Upcoming 2019:

2019 Biennel Juried Exhibition, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH

Be. Long. Ing. Online Exhibition curated by Erika Hess, Mychaelyn Michalec, and David Linneweh

In The Pink & Center Stage, SAIBUNG, Fredonia, NY

Faculty Exhibition, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

 

2019

Material Cleveland, Yard Projects, Worthington Yards, Cleveland, OH

Materialize, Beachwood Community Center, Beachwood, OH

Artists of Art House: Art Teaches, ArtNeo, Cleveland, OH

Faculty Exhibition, Myers School of Art Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH

re:surface curated by Nicole Schneider, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH  

Staff Art Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH 

 

2018

Rooms to Let 2018, Slavic Village, OH

Faculty Exhibition, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

52 Weeks 52 Work, Fawick Art Gallery, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, OH

 

2017

To See Is to Have: Navigating Today's Art Ecosystem, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

Alumni Show, CVA Gallery, Center for Visual Arts, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Free Style, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

Room to Let 2017, Slavic Village, OH

Emergent, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH

Big Idea, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Spaces to Spaces, SPACES Grand Opening, Cleveland, OH

 

2016     

surface I material, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Staff Art Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH

Et tu Brut?, GalleriE CHIZ, Pittsburgh, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

Part-time Faculty Exhibition, Emily Davis Gallery, University of Akron, Akron, OH

Waterloo Juried Art Fair Exhibition, Cleveland, OH

Readymade, Loren Naji Art Lounge, Cleveland, OH

Rooms to Let 2016, Slavic Village, OH      

New Directions, Harris Stanton Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Poetic Logic, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

 

2015

Reborn, Box Art Gallery, Akron, OH

Faculty Exhibition, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

Asterick on Broadway, FireFish Festival, Lorain, OH

Rooms to Let 2015, Cleveland, OH

The Big Show, Zygote Press, Convivium33 Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Creates, ArtNEO, Cleveland, OH

Installation Show, Satellite Gallery, Cleveland, OH

19, curated by Dana Depew, Red Space Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Day-Glo, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, OH

 

2014           

19, curated by Dana Depew, Red Space Gallery, Cleveland, OH

CAN Journal Benefit, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

5 in the 5th, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Vacancy/No Vacancy, Jurors: Lisa Kurzner & Jon Seydl, Waterloo Arts, Cleveland,OH           

Lines + Folds, Hedge Gallery, Cleveland, OH

East Meets West, Loren Naji Gallery, Cleveland, OH

East Meets West, Gallery One Sixty, Cleveland, OH

Moon Cubed, Satellite Gallery, Cleveland, OH

                       

2013           

Arts Prize Michigan, Fifth Third/Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Grand Rapids, MI

Re 6 CLE, Second Sight (Second Site), Columbus, OH

CAN Journal Benefit, Convivium33 Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Waste Management, A GAP in the System, Loren Naji Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Bazaarbeque 4, Forum Art Space, Cleveland, OH

Utter Madness, Rotten Meat Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Annual Members Show, Arts Collinwood, Cleveland, OH

*Change, Main Gallery, Kent Stark Campus, N. Canton, OH

Comfort Zones, Frontal Lobe Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Crush the Serpent, Brooklyn, NY

                                               

2012

Material Dialog: Dana Depew & Grace Summanen, Tri-C West , Cleveland, OH

Along 71, CWAL, Cleveland, OH (traveling exhibition)

Along 71, Ohio Arts League, Columbus, OH (traveling exhibition)

All That Matters 2, Screw Factory, Lakewood, OH

Six in Studio, CWAL, Cleveland, OH

Faculty Exhibition, Kent State Stark Campus, North Canton, OH

 

2011           

Faculty Exhibition, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

Graduate Art Exhibition, The Margaret Clark Foundation, Hudson, OH

Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH

All That Matters, Screw Factory, Lakewood, OH

*Dimension, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Kent State University Main Gallery, Kent, OH

Annual Student Juried Show, Juror: Dan Tranberg, Kent State University Main Gallery, Kent, OH

 

2010           

Small Works Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

Blossom Summer Exhibition, Kent State University Art Gallery, Kent, OH

Cleveland Rocks, Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

 

2009   

Visual Aids: Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY

 

2008   

Wish You Were Here VI, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary Media Show, Terra Gallery, Columbus, OH

 

2006    

Lead, Art Crating International, Brooklyn, NY

 

2005    

Wish You Were Here IV, A.I.R.Gallery, New York, NY

Nurturing The New 2005, Spike Gallery, New York, NY

 

2004   

Wish You Were Here III, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Nurturing The New 2004, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Generations.04, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

Equilibrium: Grace Summanen & Susan Muñoz, Courthouse Gallery, New York, NY

 

2003    

Area Artists, Henn Mansion, Shore Cultural Centre, Euclid, OH

Balance, Recent Paintings: Grace Summanen & Laura Domencic, Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Featured Artist, Abstract Earth Gallery, www.abstractearth.com

 

2002    

Open Studios, Summer Studio Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Empathy, Tremont Gallery, Boston, MA

 

1997   

Spaces To Go: Carry Out Art, Spaces, Cleveland, OH

 

 

Awards/Grants/Special Programs

2018

Selected Artist, Cleveland Sculptors Network Master Review with curator & writer, Taylor 

            Aldridge, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

Selected Artist, 52 Weeks 52 Works 2019 desk calendar, AGC The Creative Advantage

Artist Participant, Monster Drawing Rally at Spaces, Cleveland, OH

 

2017

Selected Artist, Visiting Curator Program, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

            curator: Jose Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator of The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist Participant, Inventory Challenge, Art House, Cleveland, OH

Artist Participant, Monothon, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

Artist Participant, Monster Drawing Rally at Spaces, Cleveland, OH

 

2016

Artist Participant in WIP Program at Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

Artist Participant in Monster Drawing Rally at Spaces, Cleveland, OH

 

2015                       

Artists for Children’s Expression, Neighborhood Connections, & Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Grant

 

2014                              

Honorable Mention, Vacancy/No Vacancy, Jurors: Lisa Kurzner & Jon Seydl, Waterloo Arts, Cleveland, OH

 

2012                              

Six in Studio Residency, CWAL, Cleveland, OH

 

2010                              

3rd Prize Small Works Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH, Juror: Janice Lessman-Moss

 

2002                        

Summer Studio Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

1995-1996               

SURG Grant, Boys and Girls Club Mural, Undergraduate Research Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

1995-1996               

Dean’s List & Art Department Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

Publications

20 Years in the Making: Art House at Studio 215 Gallery, CAN Journal by Joseph Clark, September 2019: http://canjournal.org/2019/09/20-years-in-the-making-art-house-at-studio-215-gallery/

Visual Art Showcase Vol 19, Around Kent by Mark Keffer, Summer 2019: https://www.aroundkent.net/visual-art-showcase-vol-19

Three Artists Explore the Concept of Surface, and What Lies Beneath, At Zygote Press

by Dott von Schneider, 2/6/2019: https://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/three-artists-explore-the-concept-of-surface-and-what-lies-beneath-at-zygote-press/Content?oid=28845189&fbclid=IwAR1Rkz7sb2yn2YIEKtB_Xjx-3eTawpu4QZQvNIrSc357JJTNRRacmESjVa0

 

Rising star talent takes the spotlight in ‘Emergent’ at Heights Arts by Nikki Delamotte, Cleveland.com 4/20/17: http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/04/rising_star_talent_takes_the_s.html

 

Artists are giving vacant homes in Slavic Village new meaning at the ‘Rooms to Let’ Exhibit by Lauren Wilson, News 5 Cleveland, 5/19/17: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/e-team/these-artists-are-giving-vacant-home-in-slavic-village-new-meaning-at-the-rooms-to-let-exhibit

 

Rooms to Let: Deconstructing and reconstructing value in Slavic Village by Michael Gill, CAN Journal, 5/20/2017:http://canjournal.org/2017/05/rooms-let-deconstructing-reconstructing-value-slavic-village/

 

Digital Catalogue for Big Idea, The Painting Cetenr, New York, NY, January-February 2017:

https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7e1444_6bf0bdf5ffca447c8c61a84348e8e394.pdf

 

Art Exhibits look at water, upcylced materials by Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 9/23/16:

http://triblive.com/aande/museums/11150011-74/kaufman-says-glass

 

Recycled Materials Shine in Two Shows by Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal 11/6/15: http://www.ohio.com/entertainment/arts/art-review-recycled-materials-shine-in-two-shows-1.638640

 

Material Handling: Cleveland artists whose medium is part of the message by Michael Gill, Fall 2014 CAN Journal Issue, http://canjournal.org/2014/09/material-handling-cleveland-artists-whose-medium-part-message/

 

5 Talented, Local Female Artists Divide Up Doubting Thomas Gallery in Tremont by Josh Usmani, Cool Cleveland 5/5/14, http://www.coolcleveland.com/blog/2014/05/5-talented-local-female-artists-divide-up-doubting-thomas-gallery-in-tremont/

 

Freshwater Cleveland Cover Shot March 2014

 

Lines & Folds by Mike Gill, CAN Journal 2014, http://canjournal.org/members/mike-gill/

 

Walk All Over Waterloo and the East Meets West Express by Mike Gill, CAN Journal, 2014, http://canjournal.org/members/mike-gill/

 

Comfort Zones by Jen Urso, 2013, http://comfortzonesart.wordpress.com/2013/03/

The Gallery As Curiosity Shop by  Tom Wachunas, March 10, 2012, http://artwach.blogspot.com/2012/03/gallery-as-curiosity-shop.html

 

 

Collections

cARTa (Cleveland Art Association), Cleveland, OH

MetroHealth, Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Kent State School of Art, Kent, OH

Private Collection, San Antonio, TX

Private Collections, New York, NY

Private Collections, Cleveland, OH

Private Collections, Pittsburgh, PA

Private Collections, Columbus, OH

Private Collections, Nashville, TN

 

 

Lecture

2019       The Artist of Art House Artist Talk moderated by Christopher L. Richards, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, OH

2019       Re:Surface Artist Talk for the Contemporary Art Society, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

2017       Big Idea Artist Talk, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2016       Conversation with the Artist, surface/material, Pittsburgh Center for the Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2015       Artist Talk, Box Art Gallery, Akron, OH

2013       Artist Lecture Series, Kent Stark Campus, Stark, OH

2010       Graduate Student Symposium, Kent, OH

 

 

Education

2011  MFA, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2002-2003   Continuing Education Department, School of Visual Arts,  New York, NY

Courses:  QuarkXpress 4.1, Adobe Illustrator 10, Adobe Photoshop 7, Studio Residency in Painting           

 

1996  BFA with a minor in English, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Honors: Dean’s List, Art Department Honors, SURG Grant (Undergraduate Research Initiative)