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Curriculum Vitae 

EDUCATION

2012               MFA: University of New Hampshire

                       Concentration Drawing and Painting,       

                       Department of Art and Art History,

                       College of Liberal Arts Durham, NH

2012               Chautauqua School of Art                        

                       Chautauqua, NY

2009              BFA: Wright State University

                       Concentration in Studio Art and Art History, Department of Art and Art History, College of    

                       Liberal Arts Dayton, OH

2008              Italy Ambassador Program                                                                            

                       Cortona, Italy

2007              Chautauqua School of Art                                                                             

                       Chautauqua, NY

                    

RESIDENCY

2014                Vermont Studio Center                                                                                      

                        Johnson, VT

2011                 Ascoli Piceno Summer Residency                                                        

                        Ascoli Piceno, Italy

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014                 Wright State University Fine Art Academy Co-Founder and Director           

                         Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2012                 Painting / Drawing Adjunct Faculty                                                       

                         Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2012                 Painting / Drawing Visiting Lecturer                                       

                         Stivers School For the Arts, Dayton, OH

2011                  Instructor of Record, Lecturer of Drawing Adjunct                                   

                         University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

CURATION

2014                From Life

                        September, 2014, Stivers School for the Arts, Fifth St Gallery, Dayton, OH

2012                MFA Invitational

                        April, 2012, University of New Hampshire Museum, Durham, NH

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2018               

                       First Street Gallery National Juried Show, works juried by Ronnie Landfeild

                       June 2018, First Street Gallery, New York City, NY 

 

                        Drawing Discourse, Works juried by Stuart Shilz

                        February 2018 University of North Carolina, Ashville NC

           

                        Drawing from Perception 8, works juried by Catherine Kehoe

                        February 2018, Robert and Elaine Stein Gallery, Dayton, OH

 

2017                Abstract

                        October 2017, G25 Gallery international online exhibition

 

                        Creston Children’s Benefit

                        December 2017, Creston Children’s, Portland OR

 

2016

                        INDA “International Drawing Annual”

                        November 2016, Manifest Gallery Print Press, Cincinnati, OH

 

2015   

                        Small Works

                        September 2015 Chicago Show Space, Chicago, IL   

 

                        Underworked / Overworked; New Works on Paper

                        January 2015, WSU Experimental Gallery, Dayton, OH

 

                        Layered, New Paintings by Jesse Thomas (Solo show)

                       July 2015, Neon Heater Gallery, Akron, OH

 

                        TLT Benefit Show (Juried)

                        February, Winds Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH

 

2014               First Street Gallery National Juried Show (Juried by Jed Perl)

                       June, 2015, First St Gallery, New York, NY

 

                        oung, Old, and In-between

                       February, High St Gallery, Dayton OH

 

                       Works on Paper (Juried)

                       February, Rosewood Art Center, Dayton, OH

 

2013               Manifest- Works on paper (Juried)

                       December, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

                      New Members Show - Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors

                      November, High St. Gallery, Dayton, OH

 

                      Magnitude 7 (Internationally Juried)

                     March, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

2012            Interplay (Juried)

                    May, Audubon Gallery, MA

 

                   2 Artists, 5 Locations, 20 Paintings

                   April, Main St. Gallery, Durham, NH

 

                   Encounters

                   April, Main St. Gallery, Durham, NH

 

                   LAUNCH (Juried Exhibition)

                   March, York Art Institute, York, ME

                       

                   Art PM

                   February, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME

 

                   Captivating Landscape (Juried Exhibition)

                   February, Audubon Gallery, Boston, MA

                   MFA Invitational

                   January, UNH Museum Gallery, Durham, NH

 

                  University of New Hampshire MFA Certificate

                  January, Museum of Art, Durham, NH

 

2011           From Italy

                  November, Alcove Gallery, Durham, NH

 

                  New Graduate Work

                  October, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 

                 UNH MFA Invitational

                 August, University of New Hampshire Museum Gallery, Durham, NH

 

2010         New Paintings - Jesse Thomas and Edmund Merricle

                 August, Experimental Gallery WSU, Dayton OH,

 

2009       VACI (Juried exhibition)

                June, STROHL Arts Center (VACI), Chautauqua, NY

 

                Certificate Show

                September, Elaine Stein Gallery, Dayton, OH

 

2008       Landscapes from Italy

                August, WSU Experimental Gallery, Dayton, OH

 

 

FELLOWSHIP / SCHOLARSHIP / AWARD

2014                 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship

2013                 Chautauqua School for the Arts Fellowship

2010-12            University of New Hampshire Full Academic Scholarship

2011                  1st Place Juried show Launch, juror Mary Harding, York Art Institute

                         University of New Hampshire Full Study Abroad Scholarship

2010                 Golden Key International Honor Society

                         1st Place Arts Gala Award

                         Dean’s list - Highest Honors

                         WSU Arts Gala Scholarship

2009                Italy Ambassador Program Full Scholarship

2008                Chautauqua School of the Arts Full Scholarship

2004                Beckman Writing Award       

                         Governor’s Award for the Arts

2003                Governor’s Award for the Arts

2002                Governor’s Award for the Arts

                         Buckeye Film Festival  

                                                                                                   

PUBLICATIONS

2013                Works on Paper, Manifest Gallery Press for the World, May 2013

                        MAGNITUDE 7, Manifest Gallery Press for the World, June 2013

2012                Emerging Painters, UNH Graduate catalog, May 2012

                        Community, WSU Alumni Review, March 2012