EDUCATION

2010     Painting - Miami University, MFA

2003    Painting - Ball State University, BFA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016      Five Constructs, Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN

2013      Hambone's Solutions to Problems, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
              Michael May: Paintings, Living Room Event Space, Muncie, IN

2011       Ten Valiant Efforts, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  

2010      Noble Intentions of a Misunderstood Man, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH
              Trial and Failure: Irrational Still Lifes, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon, OH   

2009     Oromatuas, Worthingon Arts Council, Worthington, OH

2003     TEKEL, Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016    RE | Collections, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH

2015    Collaboration Suite, Artspace/Lima, Lima, OH

2014     Attraction & Doubt, 308 Gallery, Muncie, IN
             Impact-Influence, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, OH

2013     Thumbox Exhibition, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH

2012     Being There, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

2010     State of the MFA, Ohio Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH

2009    PAUSE Contemporary Still Life, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
             Open Forum, Heistand Galleries, Oxford, OH

2008    Red Sky-Open Mouth, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
             Undecided, Hiestand Galleries, Oxford, OH

2007    Paintings 2007, Foothills Gallery, Nelsonville, OH
             AGORA II, Junctionview Studios, Grandview, OH
             AGORA I, Junctionview Studios, Grandview, OH
             Thumb-Box Exhibition, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH

2006    Mac Worthington Gallerie, Columbus, OH
             Thumb-Box Exhibition, Ohio Art League Gallery, Columbus, OH
             Art Space 30 Slide Jam, Art Space 30, Plainfield, IN

2005    Mac Worthington Gallerie, Columbus, OH

           

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2016    11th Annual Emerging Artist Winter Exhibit, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL          
            The Secret Life of the Storyboard, Rogue Community College's Firehouse Gallery, Grants Pass, OR

2014    Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition, McConnell Art Center, Worthington, OH

2013    Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition, State Library of Ohio, Columbus, OH
            Tales They Told Us, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
            2nd Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

2011     Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, OH
            1st Semiannual Competition, Modern Art Community, Modernartcommunity.com
            Ohio State Fair, Cox Fine arts Center, Columbus, OH

2010    KY.7 Biennial, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
            Homecoming, McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH
            Mechanics of Imagination, Prescott College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
            Ohio State Fair, Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH
            Contemporary American Realism: 2010 Biennial, Fort Wayne Museum of art, Fort Wayne, IN
            Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora-Gallery, New York, NY

2008   Wings, Tales, Hooves & Scales, Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

2007   Seventh Harvest Regional Juried Biennial, Hugh N. Ronald Gallery, Portland, IN
            Slideluck Potshow, Mershon Auditorium, Columbus Ohio

2006   Ohio Art League Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Rhodes Tower, Columbus, OH

2005   Mitchell Place Gallery 2nd Annual Juried Print Show, Muncie, IN   
            Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery Regional Exhibition, Kokomo, IN
            The 15th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Exhibition, Muncie, IN
            Art About the Land, Muncie, Anderson, and Richmond, IN

2004   Mitchell Place Gallery 1st Annual Juried Print Show, Muncie, IN
            The 14th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Exhibition, Muncie, IN
            Art About the Land, Muncie, Anderson, and Richmond, IN

2003   React to Art, Student Center Ball Room, Muncie, IN
            Ball State University Juried Student Art Show, Ball State Art Museum, Muncie, IN
            The 13th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Exhibition, Muncie, IN

2002   React to Art, Student Center Ball Room, Muncie, IN
            Ball State University Juried Student Art Show, Ball State Art Museum, Muncie, IN
            Juried Student Art Exhibition, Old Student Center Gallery, Muncie, IN
 

VISITING ARTIST/ARTIST TALKS

2016      Visiting Artist, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

2011      Ten Valiant Efforts, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009    Oromotuas, Worthington Community Center, Columbus, OH
             Open Forum, Heistand Galleries, Oxford, OH

2006    Slide Jam, Art Space 30, Plainfield, IN

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Melissa Starker. "Series of goofy how-to paintings makes madness entertaining." The Columbus Dispatch 11 May 2013: F6

Edith Newhall, "Artists' Subversive Sense of Humor at Vox Populi." The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 December 2011.

Manifest Gallery, "International Painting Annual 1." Fall 2011: Manifest Press

Christopher A. Yates.  "Main Library: League Turns 100 With Style." The Columbus Dispatch 15 May 2011: E6.

Form & Color Fine Art, "Form & Color International Fine Art Book Competition."

            Spring 2011:  Form & Color

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, " Contemporary American Realism: 2010 Biennial Catalog." Fall 2010: FWMoA Press

Manifest Gallery. "International Drawing Annual 5." Fall 2010: Manifest Press

Franz, Jason. Catalog for exhibition "Shaped/Pause." November 2009: Manifest Press.     V. 40.

Christopher A. Yates.  “Connections on Surface Just Illusions.” The Columbus Dispatch 15 June 2008: E6.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015   Adjunct Professor, Bethel College

  • Independent Study, Art Department

2010-Present   Adjunct Instructor, Columbus College of Art and Design

  • Independent Study, Fine Arts Program
  • Visual Literacy I: Color & Design, Foundations Program
  • Visual Literacy II: Surface & Dimension, Foundations Program
  • Painting and Color Theory I: Research and Practices, Foundations Program
  • Painting and Color Theory II: Applied Concepts, Foundations Program
  • Figure Drawing, College Preview Program
  • Figure Drawing, Creative Summer Workshop
  • Classical Figure Drawing, Continuing Education Program
  • Oil Painting, Continuing Education Program

2008-2010       Teaching Assistant, Miami University, Instructor of record

  • Beginning Drawing, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
  • Painting 1, Fall 2009
  • Drawing 2, Spring 2010

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-present   Northern Indiana Artists, Inc, Active Member

2009-PresentCollege Art Association, Member

 

AWARDS

2016    Artist in Residence, Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

2014    Columbus College of Art and Design's Teaching Excellence Award Nominee

2013    Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
            Columbus College of Art and Design's Teaching Excellence Award Nominee

2011     Mary Lou Chess Memorial Award

2009   Graduate Student Achievement Fund, For significant achievement in research or creative activity