Dean and Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts of the University of Southern Indiana, Michael Aakhus and Joan deJong, enjoying a sneak peek of GRAY AREA just before the opening reception at the Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries.

Jennifer Niswonger

Athens, GA 30605

 

Education

2019           Master of Fine Arts (pending), Painting and Drawing, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (expected May 2019)

2014           Bachelor of Science, Art with Studio Art/Painting Emphasis, Art History Minor, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

 

Fellowships/ Awards/ Scholarships

2017

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Frierson Graduate Fellowship, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • ROOST Award, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Best in Show, EMERGE: An Intercollegiate Art Student Exhibition

2016

  • Frierson Graduate Fellowship, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • ROOST Award, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Best in Show, 23rd Annual Working Together Exhibition
  • Best in 2-D, 23rd Annual Working Together Exhibition

2015           

  • Degreed Student Merit Award, 45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
  • Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • 2nd Best Editorial Cartoon, Registrar Problems, Indiana Collegiate Press Association, IN

2014           

  • Jim Sanders Gallery Fellowship, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • Senior Merit Award, 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
  • Purchase Award, 44th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
  • Sculpt EVV Merit Scholarship, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

2012          

  • Purchase Award, 42nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

 

Solo/ Group Exhibitions

2017

  • #KeepMammalAlive: Art (Silent) Auction, The Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2016          

  • UGA MFA Swap Exhibition, The Contemporary Gallery, Georgie Southern University, Statesboro, GA
  • Reciprocity – UGA MFA Swap Exhibition, Gallery 650, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
  • Portraits by Six, Krannert Gallery, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN (curated by Corliss Chastain, Gallery Director, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN)

2015           

  • Solo Exhibition, GRAY AREA – Efroymson Bridge Year Fellowship Exhibition, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • Master Teacher: Katie Waters; Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science; Evansville, IN (catalogue)
  • Wish You Were (Still) Here: USI’s 50th Anniversary Art Alumni Exhibition, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • Art in the City, Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, IN

2014           

  • Art in the City, Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, IN

 

Juried Exhibitions

2017

  • EMERGE: An Intercollegiate Art Student Exhibition, Blue Mark Studios, Atlanta, GA (Jurors: Brian Seay, Director, Blue Mark Studios, Atlanta, GA; Anne Weems, Manager, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, GA)

2016          

  • 23rd Annual Working Together Exhibition; Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science; Evansville, IN (Juror: Rusty Freeman, Director of Visual Art, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL)

2015           

  • 45th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (Juror: Matthew Neil Gehring, Director, Flecker Gallery, SUNY Suffolk, New York, NY)

2014          

  • Indianapolis Art Center College Invitational Exhibition, Churchman-Fehsenfeld Gallery, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • 57th Mid-States Art Exhibition; Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science; Evansville, IN (Juror: Ephraim Rubenstein, Artist and Educator, Columbia University, the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, New York, NY)
  •  Senior Seminar Exhibition, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • 44th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (Juror: Lisa Petrulis, former Director of Collections and Exhibitions, SWOPE Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN)

2013           

  • 43rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (Juror: Josh White, Executive Director, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY)

2012           

  • 42nd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (Juror: John Begley, Director, Hite Institute Galleries, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY)

 

Collaborative Projects

2017           For You: A Collaborative Performance & Installation, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

2014           Art House, Co-manager, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

 

Teaching Experience

2017                     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Intro to Figure Drawing, Fall 2017)

2015                     Teaching Assistant, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN (Painting II, Spring 2015)

Gallery Experience

2016-2017             Volunteer, The Glass Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2016                     Assistant to the Gallery Director, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

2014 – 2015          Gallery Attendant, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN

2013 – 2015          Gallery Attendant, Kenneth P. McCutchan Art Center/ Palmina F. and Stephen S. Pace Galleries, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Selected Bibliography/ Publications

2017

  • Riot Grrrl EVV: A Collaboration of Women of the Midwest, Issue No. 1, Page 16

2016           

  • Jake Bethel, “Success in Dark Artistic Expression: Paintings Tempered in Modern Ethical Plight,” Perry County News, March 21

2015          

  • Kelly Gifford, “Efroymson Fellow Opens Solo Exhibit,” Evansville Courier & Press, December 8
  • Miguel Latorre, “A Minute with Miguel,” Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, June 26, www.artswin.org

2014

  • Dan Grossman, “Winter Exhibition Series at the Indianapolis Art Center,” NUVO Newsweekly, December 23, http://www.nuvo.net/arts/visual_arts/winter-exhibition-series-at-the-indianapolis-art-center/article_e866a28a-d08b-5957-9120-3b32bf14a313.html

2013

  • FishHook: A Student Journal for Arts and Letters, Volume 5, Page 29

Collections

  • Michael Aakhus, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • Lenny and Anne Dowhie, Professor Emeritus and wife, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • The University of Southern Indiana Art Collection, Evansville, IN
  • Katie Waters, Professor of Art, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN