CV

EDUCATION

2005 (Dec) ~ MFA Minneapolis College of Art & Design (painting & drawing)
2000 (May) ~ BFA University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (painting & drawing, graphic design)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Skies of Eastern Nebraska” Connect Gallery (Omaha, NE) 

2018 “From the Wanderings” /// Kimmel Harding Nelson (Nebraska City, NE)

2018 “Caught in the Current”/// Fred Simon Gallery (Omaha, NE)

2017 “Search for the Sublime” /// Metropolitan Community College (Elkhorn, NE)

2015 “From the Flood” /// Union for Contemporary Art  (Omaha, NE)

2014 Wanderlust” /// Alley Poyner Machiatto (Omaha, NE)

2014 “Sawiyano” Photos and Video / St Ambrose Gallery (Davenport, IA)

2012 “In the Hills & Hollows” Gallery 360 (Mpls, MN)

2010 “Caught in the Calm” Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery (Houston, TX)

2009 Dusk” Gallery 360 (Minneapolis, MN)

2008 “Lingering Curses” Mina Dresden Gallery (San Francisco)

2008 “Sweetness Can Sting” Gallery 13 (Minneapolis)

2007 “Waters Will Rise & Confuse” UCR Gallery (University Center, Rochester, MN)

2007 “Because of the Curses” Hue Art Gallery (Madison, WI)

2006 “The Hero Is No Longer” Edge Art Gallery (Big Fork, MN)

2006 “Doubtful Advantage” Benedicta Arts Center (Collegeville, MN)

2 OR 3-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Hush / Christenson & Kalk” Living Room Gallery (Omaha, NE)

2013 “Driftless / Coppock, Eck & Kalk” Living Room Gallery (Chicago, IL) ///

2012 “STRATA: Coppock, Eck & Kalk” Rowan County Arts Center (Morehead, KY) 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 New Masters at PACE Hoff Family Art & Culture Center, May 27-Sept 30  (Council Bluffs, IA)

2021 Bemis Benefit Auction at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE)

2020 Bemis Benefit Auction at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE)

2019 Bemis Benefit Auction at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE)

2018 MCAD Auction at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Mpls, MN)

2018 Bemis Benefit Auction at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE)

2018 Open Door at Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN)

2017 Bemis Benefit Auction at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE)

2016 Bemis Benefit Auction 2016 Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE)

2016 Novus Conceptum at Hannah Bacol Busch Gallery (Houston, TX)

2015 MCAD Auction at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Mpls, MN)

2014 WARPED: Historical In/Accuracy  A Museum of Alternative History Project at Downtown Library Gallery (Omaha, NE)

2014 Ruckus Spring Show /// Ruckus Art Gallery (Minneapolis, MN)

2014 “Fellows of N41° 16.7531′, W095° 56.8453’ 1 | Union Fellows Group Exhibition” /// Union for Contemporary Art  (Omaha, NE)

2014Ruckus Winter Show/// Ruckus Art Gallery (Minneapolis, MN)

2013 “Driftless/Coppock, Eck & Kalk” Living Room Gallery (Chicago, IL)

2013 “Parts of the Whole” /// MN Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)

2013 “How a Small Thing Can Be Pleasing: Contemporary Botanical Art” /// Living Arts & Science Center (Lexington, KY)

2013 Ruckus Fall Show” (Opening of Gallery) /// Ruckus Art Gallery (Minneapolis, MN)

2013 Annual Faculty Exhibit” ///  Claypool Young Gallery, Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)

2012 “Firmly Rooted” MS Rezny Gallery (Lexington, KY)

2012 “Horizon: Contemporary Landscape” /// Best in Show Award /// Danville Community Arts Center (Danville, KY)

2012 “Tri-State” // Huntington Art Museum (Huntington, WV)

2012 “Here in the Strata/Coppock, Eck & Kalk” Rowan County Art Center (Morehead, KY)

2011 “State of Drawing – Invitational Exhibition, 2011” Georgetown College Art Galleries (Georgetown, KY)

2011 “Breathing Room” Peerless (Omaha, NE)

2010 “Summer Invitational IV” Thomas Barry Gallery (Minneapolis, MN)

2010 “Re-Arted (Collaborations)” Fox Tax Gallery (Minneapolis, MN)

2010 “MCBA Jerome Fellowship Exhibition” MN Center For Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)

2009 “Movement” Lana Santorelli Gallery (New York City, NY)

2009 “Facets: Encaustic Abstractions” Jackson Artworks (Omaha, NE)

2008 “Summer Blues” Art Gotham (New York City, NY)

2008 “Meander: 18 artists=1 collaboration” Soap Factory (Minneapolis)

2008 “Draw too: A Drawing Show in Four Acts” SooVAC (Minneapolis, MN)

2007 “Starting Small” Lana Santorelli Gallery (New York City, NY)

2007 “Ultimate Landscape” Gallery 13 (Minneapolis, MN)

2007 “Tales in Red & Pink” Mina Dresden Gallery (San Francisco, CA)

2007 “Jerome/MCBA Artists” MN Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis)

2007 “CoPA Juried Exhibit” Walker’s Point Center for the Arts (Milwaukee)

2007 “Summer Invitational” Thomas Barry Gallery (Minneapolis)

2007 “This Mango is Now an I-pod” Soap Factory/No Name Exhibitions (Minneapolis)

2006 “Untitled 5” Soo-Vac Gallery (Minneapolis)

2006 “Be Girl B” Intermedia Arts (Minneapolis)

2006 “Art by Design” Minneapolis Foundation (Minneapolis)

2005 “December MFA Thesis Exhibition” Main Gallery, MCAD (Minneapolis)

2005 “8 Counties, 11th Triennial Exhibition” John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI)

2005 “The Intimate Gallery” Gallery 148, MCAD (Minneapolis)

2005 “City Seen” Minneapolis Foundation (Minneapolis)

2005 “Right to Print” Concourse Gallery, MCAD (Minneapolis)

2005 “Recent Works” Spy House (Minneapolis)

2005 “Made @ MCAD” Main Gallery, MCAD (Minneapolis)

2004 “Draw” Soo-vac Gallery (Minneapolis)

2004 “One Night Only” Basement Gallery (St. Paul)

2004 “Recent Landscapes” Philip’s Garden (Minneapolis) 2004

2004 “S(H)E: You Paint Like a Girl” Gallery 148, MCAD (Minneapolis)

2004 “MCAD@FO” Fallout Art Center (Minneapolis)

2004 “4 Women: Group Show” Fallout Art Center (Minneapolis)

2001 “Light for Darkness” Marian Gallery (Milwaukee) 2 person show

2001 “Cornerstone 2001” with Artrageous (Chicago)

2001 “10th Triennial 8 Counties Exhibition” John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI)

2000 “-Ting” at the Union Art Gallery (Milwaukee)

2000 “Cornerstone 2000” with Artrageous (Chicago)

2000 “The Order of Things” at RAW/Riverwest Artworks (Milwaukee)

G R A N T S / A W A R D S / R E S I D E N C I E S

2018 The Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund (Creighton University, Omaha NE)

2017 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency, Nebraska City, NE

2016 CURAS Summer Faculty Research Fellowship

2013 Fellowship at Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha NE

2012 Creative Production Grant, Morehead State University

2011 Aspen Guard Station Artist in Residence Program

2010 Sitka Center Artist Residency

2010 New York Mills Cultural Center Artist Residency

2009 Minnesota Center for Book Arts & Jerome Foundation Fellowship

2009 Artist at Pine Needles Residency Program through Science Museum of MN

2008 Anderson Center Residency, Redwing MN

2007 Minnesota State Arts Board Grant

2006 Minnesota Center for Book Arts & Jerome Foundation Mentorship Grant

P U B L I C     A R T     P R O J E C T S

Below is a list of murals in public spaces but other murals have also been a part of exhibitions in gallery spaces.

2021 Crickets – Downtown, Omaha on 24th & Douglas (Omaha, NE)

2020 Wildflowers of NE – Downtown, Omaha on 15th & Dodge. (Omaha, NE)

2018 Collaboration in Community Mural – Fall, Janus Youth Programs, Inc. (Portland, OR) Collaboration with staff and youth staying at shelter in August

2018 Mural – Dream Again Therapy (Omaha, NE) 
I designed and painted large but simple mural of large rainbow colored leaves

2018 Mentorship & Collaboration Mural – Music Conservatory (Omaha, NE)
Mentorship & Collaboration with 5 conservatory teens and Joslyn Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentorship Program

2016 Mentorship & Collaboration Mural – Child Saving Institute (Omaha, NE) Fall Mentorship & Collaboration with 5 teens from Joslyn Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentorship Program, painted undersea theme

2016 Mentorship & Collaboration Mural – Heart Ministry Center, In food pantry area (Omaha, NE)
Spring 2016  Mentorship & Collaboration with teens from Joslyn Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentorship Program

2016 Collaboration Mural – Rainforest Scene at Childcare Business called Sunrise (Brisbane, AU)
Jan 2016 Collaboration with Subvert Designs in Brisbane, Australia

2016 Collaboration Mural – Elementary School Mural of Gold Coast Ocean (Brisbane, AU) Dec 2015-Jan 2016 Collaboration with Subvert Designs in Brisbane, Australia

2015 Mural at 33rd and Parker for Prospect Village (Omaha, NE)
Invited & commissioned by Union for Contemporary Art to paint mural for Prospect Village’s Neighborhood Association

2015 Mural in Nelson Mandela Elementary School, Cafeteria (Omaha, NE)
 Invited and commissioned to paint the mural, 5 walls of varying sizes in Cafeteria

2015 Omaha Silos with Kent Bellows Mentoring Program (Omaha, NE)
Mural – Omaha Landmark Silos near start of South Omaha Trail on Vinton St 

2015 Mural in Nelson Mandela Elementary School, gym (Omaha, NE)
Invited and commissioned to paint the mural on Large Gymnasium wall

2015 Collaboration Mural at Cuming St + Florence St (Omaha, NE)
Collaboration of Student Daniel Thiessen and myself , Group from North Downtown asked me to do a mural on Cuming

2014 Mural, Union for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE)
Collaboration with Alicia Reyes McNamara

2011 Mural, On the Canal in Downtown Indy– under New York St Bridge / Commissioned Arts Council of Indianapolis
I painted and completed a mural for the city of Indianapolis between mid September and the end of October – down at the canal, under the New York Ave bridge. It is 82 x 12 feet. The design was accepted in May. //// The 46 for XLVI program is a partnership between the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis. 46 for XLVI was created to elevate the arts and culture of the City in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI. Over the course of the program 21 artists (both local and national) will create 46 murals around Marion County.

http://www.artscouncilofindianapolis.org/murals/

2011 Design for Silo / Commissioned by Emerging Terrain (Omaha, NE)
Emerging Terrain’s project “Stored Potential” is a large-scale installation covering the silos of a vacant grain elevator near downtown Omaha, Nebraska in order to reposition the structure in the landscape. This second set of designs have subject matter to initiate conversation about the fused nature of transportation and transport in relation to the grain elevator, the citywide hiking trail (once rail) it terminates, and the 76,000 vehicles passing it each day on the cross-continental Interstate 80.    /////    My multi-layered interpretation of the theme of intertwines the networks of constructed roadways in Omaha with ‘transport‘ formations of ant trails – the resulting image is a visualization of the similarity and interconnection between human and natural realms of movement. The honeycomb form of ‘food storage’ layers yet another important process into the overall image and idea. All these networks represented here at similar scale blurs the hierarchy of our often competing worlds and renders them equal in importance.

http://www.emergingterrain.org

2008 Mural, Commissioned for Interior for Zella’s Restaurant / Hutchinson, MN)

2008 Mural, Commissioned for Interior Retail area of Braggame Rights / Duluth, MN)

2007 Mural, Commissioned for Interior office of Forecast Public Art / Minneapolis, MN)

2007 Mural at 26 & Bloomington Ave / Funded by Grant from MN State Arts Board(Minneapolis, MN)

2007 Mural at 28 & Bloomington Ave / Funded by Grant from MN State Arts Board(Minneapolis, MN)

2005 Mural on Side & Back of Soovac Gallery  (Minneapolis, MN)