EDUCATION

2002 BFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, Double major in drawing and painting

2001 Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Co. Clare, Ireland

1998 Black Hawk College, Moline, IL

 

GRADUATE STUDIES

2013 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Art As Journey An intensive studio retreat workshop on location of the Grand Marais Art Colony, the oldest art colony in Minnesota (Est. 1947), on Lake Superior, Grand Marais, MN 

2006 Minneapolis College of Art and Design On Intuition: The Studio and Aesthetic Unity An intensive studio retreat workshop on intuition, met on location at the Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012/13/14/15  Co-Owner, Gallery Director, renee grae gallery, Moline, IL, Le Claire, IA

2014  Juror for Living Proof Exhibit, Cancer Survivor Art, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

2014  Instructor, Living Proof Exhibit

2012/13/14  Instructor, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

2012  Juror for Annual BHC Student Exhibition, Blackhawk College, Moline IL

2009  Co-Owner, Gallery Director, e|c gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA

2005  Juror for Venus Envy Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

2005/06/07/08   Co-Owner, doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Emily Christenson, Temperance River, Moline Public Library Main Gallery, Moline, IL 
2014 Colorants, renee grae gallery, Le Claire, IA
2014 Converse Variations, Gallery C, Dubuque, IA
2012 Liminal Waters, Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
2011 Black and Blue Isolates, Art Salon, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
2009 Rivers and Rain, pieces of Denali, e|c Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2007 Blue Currents, Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington, DC
2007 con•tin•gen•cies, doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2006 Edge of Color, doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017/2016 Artemisia, Geneva, IL 
2015 Living Proof Exhibit, Cancer Survivor Art group show (instructor), Peoria Public Library, Peoria, IL
2015 Hidden Falls, 3 person, Moline, Intl Airport, Moline, IL
2015 Cello-bration, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
2014/15 renee grae gallery, Le Claire, IA2014 renee grae gallery, Le Claire, IA
2014 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL, Juror, Dr. Mary Em Kirn, professor emerita of art history at Augustana College
2013 Nicolai Fechin and DuMa New Acquisitions, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
2013 Emily Christenson, Reher Gallery, Moline Public Library, Moline, IL
2013 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Pamela Blotner, San Francisco, Adjunct professor John F. Kennedy University
2012 Open Door 8, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Juror, Christina Chang, Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art
2012 Art Greenwich, SeaFair, Brenda Taylor Gallery NY, NY, Greenwich, CT
2012 Primitive Modern Precis, Blackhawk College, Moline, IL
2012 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Joesph Mella, Director of Vanderbilt University Fine Art Gallery
2012 Primitive Modern, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL
2011 ELEMENTAL, Gallery West, Rock Island, IL
2011 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Dan Mills, Director of Bates College Museum of Art
2010 Biennial Exhibition, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA Juror, Frank Paluch, Director Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
2010 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director of Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College
2009/08/07/06/05 doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2009/06/05 Venus Envy, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2009 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Brigham Dimick, Southern Illinois University
2008/07/06 Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington, DC
2007 Follow the Horse, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
2007 Heart Gallery Project, Bettendorf Children’s Museum, Bettendorf, IA
2006 Newtown Design Group, Newtown, PA
2005/04/03/01 MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Curated Digital and Curated Glass, Moline Intl. Airport, Moline, IL
2003 Opening Night Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Art Co. Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2002 Commencement Exhibition, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2001 Drawn, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2001 Painted, MCAD Gallery, Minnneapolis, MN
2001 Meritocracy, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Co. Clare Ireland
2000 Merit Scholarship Exhibition, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1998 Award Exhibition, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL
1998 Award Exhibition, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


AWARDS

2010 Purchase Award, Dubuque Museum of Art

2006 Llyod Schoneman Award Quad City Arts

2001 Merit Award Scholarship MCAD

1998 Full-tuition Fine Art Scholarship, BHC

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2012 Blackhawk College, Moline, IL, Visiting artist talk Primitive Modern Precis, slide lecture

2012 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk, panel discussion

2011 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk, panel discussion

2009 Haulberg Civic Center, IL, Rock Island Art Guild, Slide lecture

2008 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk

2007 Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington DC, Gallery talk for for Blue Currents exhibition

2006 Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington DC, Gallery talk for Duke Ellington event

2005 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk, panel discussion

 

PUBLICATIONS / REVIEWS

2015 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 30 Published by Open Studios Press

2014 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 23 Published by Open Studios Press

2011 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 15 Published by Open Studios Press

2011 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 13 Published by Open Studios Press

2010 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 11 Published by Open Studios Press

2010 Life in the QC, Spring 2010 Edition

2010  ‘Reverential Reflections’, River Cities Reader, Vol. 17 No. 742

2007  ‘Her work is all wet’, The Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2007

2007  ‘Environmental Aesthetics on M Street’, The Georgetown Voice, Oct. 25, 2007

2007  ‘Not Lost in Translation’, River Cities Reader, Vol. 14. No. 628

2006  ‘A Firecracker of Essence and Distillation’, River Cities Reader, Vol. 13 No. 572

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

Moline Public Library, Moline, IL

Bellcomb Technologies, Minneapolis, MN

Delucchi +, Washington, DC

Steventon’s, Le Claire, IA

Palmer College, Center for Business Development, Davenport, IA

Five Star Salon Spa, Davenport, IA

Brian Benavides, WA

Cosette Alves, Washington, DC

Thomas and Victoria Riordan, PA

A. Kotsovolos, New York, NY

Curt and Jennifer Conklin, IL

Kip Suss, Hunt & Suss, L.L.C., MD

Linda and Bob Wilson, IL

Dr. John R. Lewis Collection, IA

Jodi and Rodney Blackwell, IA

 

 

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EDUCATION

2002 BFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, Double major in drawing and painting

2001 Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Co. Clare, Ireland

1998 Black Hawk College, Moline, IL

 

GRADUATE STUDIES

2013 Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Art As Journey An intensive studio retreat workshop on location of the Grand Marais Art Colony, the oldest art colony in Minnesota (Est. 1947), on Lake Superior, Grand Marais, MN 

2006 Minneapolis College of Art and Design On Intuition: The Studio and Aesthetic Unity An intensive studio retreat workshop on intuition, met on location at the Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012/13/14/15  Co-Owner, Gallery Director, renee grae gallery, Moline, IL, Le Claire, IA

2014  Juror for Living Proof Exhibit, Cancer Survivor Art, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

2014  Instructor, Living Proof Exhibit

2012/13/14  Instructor, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA

2012  Juror for Annual BHC Student Exhibition, Blackhawk College, Moline IL

2009  Co-Owner, Gallery Director, e|c gallery, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA

2005  Juror for Venus Envy Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

2005/06/07/08   Co-Owner, doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Emily Christenson, Temperance River, Moline Public Library Main Gallery, Moline, IL 
2014 Colorants, renee grae gallery, Le Claire, IA
2014 Converse Variations, Gallery C, Dubuque, IA
2012 Liminal Waters, Morrissey Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
2011 Black and Blue Isolates, Art Salon, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
2009 Rivers and Rain, pieces of Denali, e|c Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2007 Blue Currents, Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington, DC
2007 con•tin•gen•cies, doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2006 Edge of Color, doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017/2016 Artemisia, Geneva, IL 
2015 Living Proof Exhibit, Cancer Survivor Art group show (instructor), Peoria Public Library, Peoria, IL
2015 Hidden Falls, 3 person, Moline, Intl Airport, Moline, IL
2015 Cello-bration, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
2014/15 renee grae gallery, Le Claire, IA2014 renee grae gallery, Le Claire, IA
2014 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL, Juror, Dr. Mary Em Kirn, professor emerita of art history at Augustana College
2013 Nicolai Fechin and DuMa New Acquisitions, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
2013 Emily Christenson, Reher Gallery, Moline Public Library, Moline, IL
2013 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Pamela Blotner, San Francisco, Adjunct professor John F. Kennedy University
2012 Open Door 8, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Juror, Christina Chang, Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art
2012 Art Greenwich, SeaFair, Brenda Taylor Gallery NY, NY, Greenwich, CT
2012 Primitive Modern Precis, Blackhawk College, Moline, IL
2012 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Joesph Mella, Director of Vanderbilt University Fine Art Gallery
2012 Primitive Modern, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL
2011 ELEMENTAL, Gallery West, Rock Island, IL
2011 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Dan Mills, Director of Bates College Museum of Art
2010 Biennial Exhibition, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA Juror, Frank Paluch, Director Perimeter Gallery, Chicago
2010 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director of Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College
2009/08/07/06/05 doeGALLERY, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2009/06/05 Venus Envy, Bucktown Center for the Arts, Davenport, IA
2009 RIFAE, Augustana Art Museum, Rock Island, IL Juror, Brigham Dimick, Southern Illinois University
2008/07/06 Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington, DC
2007 Follow the Horse, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
2007 Heart Gallery Project, Bettendorf Children’s Museum, Bettendorf, IA
2006 Newtown Design Group, Newtown, PA
2005/04/03/01 MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2004 Curated Digital and Curated Glass, Moline Intl. Airport, Moline, IL
2003 Opening Night Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Art Co. Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2002 Commencement Exhibition, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2001 Drawn, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2001 Painted, MCAD Gallery, Minnneapolis, MN
2001 Meritocracy, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Co. Clare Ireland
2000 Merit Scholarship Exhibition, Calhoun Square Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1998 Award Exhibition, Quad City Arts, Rock Island, IL
1998 Award Exhibition, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


AWARDS

2010 Purchase Award, Dubuque Museum of Art

2006 Llyod Schoneman Award Quad City Arts

2001 Merit Award Scholarship MCAD

1998 Full-tuition Fine Art Scholarship, BHC

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2012 Blackhawk College, Moline, IL, Visiting artist talk Primitive Modern Precis, slide lecture

2012 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk, panel discussion

2011 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk, panel discussion

2009 Haulberg Civic Center, IL, Rock Island Art Guild, Slide lecture

2008 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk

2007 Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington DC, Gallery talk for for Blue Currents exhibition

2006 Fine Art & Artists Gallery, Washington DC, Gallery talk for Duke Ellington event

2005 Art Talks, Augustana College Public Radio, IL, Visiting artist talk, panel discussion

 

PUBLICATIONS / REVIEWS

2015 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 30 Published by Open Studios Press

2014 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 23 Published by Open Studios Press

2011 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 15 Published by Open Studios Press

2011 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 13 Published by Open Studios Press

2010 Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 11 Published by Open Studios Press

2010 Life in the QC, Spring 2010 Edition

2010  ‘Reverential Reflections’, River Cities Reader, Vol. 17 No. 742

2007  ‘Her work is all wet’, The Washington Post, Oct. 18, 2007

2007  ‘Environmental Aesthetics on M Street’, The Georgetown Voice, Oct. 25, 2007

2007  ‘Not Lost in Translation’, River Cities Reader, Vol. 14. No. 628

2006  ‘A Firecracker of Essence and Distillation’, River Cities Reader, Vol. 13 No. 572

 

SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA

Moline Public Library, Moline, IL

Bellcomb Technologies, Minneapolis, MN

Delucchi +, Washington, DC

Steventon’s, Le Claire, IA

Palmer College, Center for Business Development, Davenport, IA

Five Star Salon Spa, Davenport, IA

Brian Benavides, WA

Cosette Alves, Washington, DC

Thomas and Victoria Riordan, PA

A. Kotsovolos, New York, NY

Curt and Jennifer Conklin, IL

Kip Suss, Hunt & Suss, L.L.C., MD

Linda and Bob Wilson, IL

Dr. John R. Lewis Collection, IA

Jodi and Rodney Blackwell, IA

 

 

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