Education/Degrees

2008    B.A.      Fine Art Painting, Western Washington University
2001    A.A.S.   Associates in Arts and Sciences with Honors, Whatcom Community College
1997    A.A.      Associates in Arts, Spokane Community College

Additional Education

2015     Advanced Critique, Mitchell Albala
2014     XieYi Brush Painting, Kiki McInnis, Bang Jing Sung
2012     Master Painting Course, Barbara Sternberger
2003-2004 Teacher’s Assistant, Ed Bereal
2003     Study Abroad WWU, Italy
2001     Apprentice in Pottery, Kosuke Kaneshige, Bizen Japan

Solo Exhibitions

2015     Subspace. Core Gallery, Seattle Washington
2014     Slow Time: Landscapes and Stills. Shift Gallery, Seattle Washington
2013     Domestic, the Soul of an Interior. Shift Gallery, Seattle Washington
2011     Untitled. Shift Gallery, Seattle Washington
2010     Work. Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison Washington
2009     Place. Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham Washington
2008     Humanity of Land. Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison Washington
2007     Local Landscapes. Frameworks Gallery, Bellingham Washington
2007     Green Power. Frameworks Gallery, Bellingham Washington

Group Exhibitions

2014     Slow Time: Landscapes and Stills. Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison Washington
2014     Inky Spokes. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Washington
2013     Bird Festival. Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison Washington
2013     Peak Shift. TKArts, Seattle Washington
2012     30 Paintings in 30 Days. TKArts, Seattle Washington
2012     Healing Through Art. Lucia Douglas Gallery at SJMC, Bellingham Washington
2012     Untitled. Mercer Gallery, Seattle Washington
2011     Leave Your Shoes by the Door, Kuntz & Company, Bellingham Washington
2011     Untitled. Katherine Schneider Gallery, Bellingham Washington
2011     Fate of the Forest. Whatcom Museum, Bellingham Washington
2011     Size Matters. Works on Canvas, Bellingham Washington
2011     Shift. Shift Gallery Seattle Washington
2010     The American Landscape. Loomis Hall, Blaine Washington
2010     Daily Painting Project. Works on Canvas, Bellingham Washington
2010     Four Seasons. Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham Washington
2010     Reaching for the Light. Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham Washington
2010     Size Matters. Works on Canvas, Bellingham Washington
2009     Ordinary Objects. Edison Eye Gallery, Edison Washington
2009     Public Hanging. Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham Washington
2006     Tree of the Year. Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham Washington
2005     Portraits. Downtown Partnership, Bellingham Washington

Reviews/Mentions/Publications

January 2015  Jen Graves, Behind the Ball Gag, The Stranger
January 2015  Shift Gallery Magazine, Shift Gallery, Seattle
April 14, 2014  Paul Constant, The Nine Pieces that Made Jen Graves a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, The Stranger
September 2013  Jen Graves, The Lies of the Artists; The Unbelievable Pressure Artists Are Under to Just Completely Make Some Stuff Up, The Stranger
September 2013  Stranger Staff, Loose Lips, The Stranger
August 2013  Jen Kelly, Pioneer Square artist charging $25 for portraits, The New Pioneer Square
August 2013  Jen Graves, How to Succeed in Art Without Even Trying, The Unmarketed Paintings of Ruthie V, The Stranger
September 2011  Amy Kepferle, Of Death and Dance, Cascadia Weekly
September 2011  Osa Hale, Dance performance explores death: Western professor works with community to share personal experiences about loss, The Western Front
February 2011  February Art Walk Favorites, Culture Herd
October 13, 2010  Amy Kepferle, Work; Passion Versus Paycheck, Cascadia Weekly
June 8, 2010  Philip A. Dwyer, Pacific Paint, Bellingham Herald
May 20, 2010  Margaret Bikman, Artist Profile: Lisa McShane, Bellingham Herald
December 2009  Amy Kepferle, Snow Globe, Cascadia Weekly
December 2009  Amy Kepferle, Due Diligence; The Daily Painting Project, Cascadia Weekly
August 2009  Amy Kepferle, Art Harvest, On Farms and Farming, Cascadia Weekly
October 2008  Amy Kepferle, Painting the Town, Cascadia Weekly
September 2008  Kie Relyea, The New Pickford Theater, Bellingham Herald
September 2008  Andy Bronson, Ruthie V. Bellingham Herald
August 2007  Best of Bellingham, Cascadia Weekly

Publications/Presentations

January 2015       Gallery Publication Shift Gallery, Seattle
September 2014  Artist Talk, Slow Time Shift Gallery, Seattle
November 2013   Guest Lecturer, Artist Talk Western Washington University
August 2013        Artist Talk, Domestic Shift Gallery, Seattle

Honors and Awards

2008   Best of Bellingham: Voted “Best Local Artist,” Cascadia Weekly
2008   Peoples’ Choice Winner, Plein Air Paint out
2007   Volunteer of the Year, Kulshan Community Land Trust

Affiliations/Memberships

2015  Member Shunpike
2008-Present Represented by Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison Washington
2015 Member CORE Gallery Seattle
2009-2014 Member Shift Gallery Seattle
2014 Member Fremont Arts Council

Teaching Experience

2015-Present  Adjunct Instructor, Art Institute of Seattle
•Observational Drawing
•Design Fundamentals

2012-Present  Painting Instructor, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle
•Beginning Acrylic
•Beginning Oil
•Intermediate Oil & Acrylic Painting
•Portraiture
•Alchemy of Color
•Painting the Figure
•Figure Drawing for Teens

2014-Present Freelance Instructor, Harmony Fields, Bow
•Alchemy of Color
•How to Start, and Not Stop, Making Art

2011-2013 Arts Instructor, Continuing Education, South Seattle College
•Watercolor Painting
•Acrylic Painting
•Botanical Life Studies with Expressive Water Media
•Pen & Ink
•Portraiture
•Color Theory
•Drawing

May 2014 Arts Instructor, Kirkland Arts Center
•Beginning Drawing

November 2013 Guest Lecturer, Art Department, Western Washington University

2010-2011 Life Drawing Instructor, Freelance at Dakota Art

2006-2011 Life Drawing Facilitator, Freelance, 1-2 sessions weekly, at Dakota Art, Blue Horse Gallery