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

 

Selected Awards/Fellowships/Scholarships

2017

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Lamar Dodd School of Art, 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
  • 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
  • Sculpt EVV Merit Scholarship, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • SHOW SWAP: A Selection of MFA Work from the Painting and Drawing Department of UGA, Gallery 303, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
  • Specter: An Exploration of Folklore, Fantasy, and Fear; Trio Contemporary Art Gallery; Athens, GA (curated by Laulea Taylor, Founder; Tatiana Veneruso, Artistic Director; Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA)
  • 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          

  • 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)
  • 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           

  • 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)

2014           

  • Art in the City, Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, IN
  • 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)
  Installation in the "Art House" with artists (left to right) Jenna Citrus, Derek Garrett, Jennifer Niswonger, Carlos Baquerizo, Kenny DeMoss, Adam Rakestraw, Alex Greer, and Amanda Morrison. Image by Vanessa Conway.

Installation in the "Art House" with artists (left to right) Jenna Citrus, Derek Garrett, Jennifer Niswonger, Carlos Baquerizo, Kenny DeMoss, Adam Rakestraw, Alex Greer, and Amanda Morrison. Image by Vanessa Conway.

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 - present       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Intro to Figure Drawing [instructor of record], Fall 2017 – Spring 2018)

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

 

Gallery Experience

2016-present             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

 

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