Resume

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015    As the Record Turns, the Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN

2015    Featured artist, David Leonardis Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014    What Came First, the Music or the Misery?, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2014    Ad Copy, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

2013    Finger Paintings, the 410 Project, Mankato, MN

2011    Figuratively Speaking, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2010    Text Messages and Tangerine Dreams, Landkamer Building, Mankato, MN

2009    Text Messages and Tangerine Dreams, Evelyn Matthies Gallery, Brainerd, MN

2008    Transitions, Walker Community Church Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2006    Plastic Fantastic, the 410 Project, Mankato, MN

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Emy Frentz Arts Guild Annual Group Show, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2016    Starving Artist at the Poor Farm, Poor Farm Studios, Mankato, MN

2015    Emy Frentz Arts Guild Annual Group Show, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2015    Arts Saunter of Saint Peter Annual Member Exhibit, Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN

2014    Emy Frentz Arts Guild Annual Group Show, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2014    Annual Juried Exhibition, the 410 Project, Mankato, MN (juried)

2013    Emy Frentz Arts Guild Annual Group Show, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2013    June First Thursday, Gallery 402B, Minneapolis, MN (juried)

2013    The Wide Open, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013    Copy.right?, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL (juried)

2013    Annual Juried Exhibition, the 410 Project, Mankato, MN (juried)

2013    3rd Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council Grantee Exhibit, Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN

2012    Emy Frentz Arts Guild Annual Group Show, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2012    4th Annual Southeast Minnesota Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona, MN (juried)

2012    20th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN (juried)

2011    Emy Frentz Arts Guild Annual Group Show, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2010   Adverti$ing, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, MN (juried)

2010   2nd Annual Southeast Minnesota Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries and Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona, MN (juried)

2010   18th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN (juried)

2010   A Foot in the Door IV, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2009  Changing Seasons, Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, Mankato, MN

2007   Fall Salute to the Arts, Q Gallery, Brainerd, MN (juried)

2006   14th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Carnegie Art Center, Mankato, MN (juried)

 

Galleries

David Leonardis Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

Awards/Grants/Residencies

2016/17 Jerome Fellowship for Emerging Artists winner

2016   Prairie Lakes Artist Development Grant winner

2011    Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation Fellowship Grant winner

2010    2nd Place Award, “Art Schools of America,” 2nd Annual Southeast Minnesota Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Winona, MN (juror: Elizabeth Armstrong, Curator of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts)

2010    Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison Scholarship, Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN

2007    Media Finalist, Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl, Saint Paul, MN

 

Bibliography

Pankau, Melanie, 2016/17 Jerome Fellow Interview: Amanda Wirig, April 29, 2017, http://www.mcad.edu/features/201617-jerome-fellow-interview-amanda-wirig.

Goodrich, Kristine, “Artistic Freedom,” Mankato Free Press, November 29, 2016, B1, B3.

Murray, Robb, “Pop Arts: Bold colors, vintage magazine ads, intriguing text,” Mankato Free Press, March 27, 2015, C1, C3.

Murray, Robb, “ABUNDANT ART!: There’s plenty of art to go around in southern Minnesota,” Mankato Free Press, September 19, 2014, C1, C2.

Kent, Tanner, “Something Old, Something New,” Mankato Free Press, July 4, 2013, C1, C3.

Dyslin, Amanda, “The Artist’s Perspective,” Mankato Magazine, Sept. 2011, 12-13.

Pulchinski, Adam, “Making Old New,” Mankato Free Press, July 28, 2011, C1.

Wick, Danielle, “The arts get more visual in Winona,” Winona Daily News, June 18, 2010, A1, A8.

Makela, JoAnn, “So Retro,” CALnews, Vol. 1 No. 5, May 2008, 1.

Tyler, Doreen, “Plastic Fantastic exhibition highlights use of retro color, design,” Applauze magazine, January 2006, 6.

 

Public Art Projects

2013    Playing the Blues, CityArt Traffic Signal Box Project, Mankato, MN

2005   Organized Chaos, mural for the Minnesota State University, Mankato Performing Arts Center lobby

 

Professional Affiliations

2015-    Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter, MN

2010-    Art Hounds- Minnesota Public Radio

2009-    Emy Frentz Arts Guild, Mankato, MN

 

Other Professional Experience

2012-13 Juror- Region 2A Visual Arts Festival

2012       Juror- Inspiration show, Minnesota State University, Mankato

 

Education

2015    Graduate Certificate (Nonprofit Leadership), Minnesota State University, Mankato

2010    Digital Design for Printed Textiles (instructor: Michael James), Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota

2007-9 Continuing Education courses (surface design, painting, grant writing), Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2003    BFA (Painting and Drawing), Minnesota State University, Mankato

2003    BA (Music), Minnesota State University, Mankato