Melissa Vandenberg

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born 1977 Detroit, Michigan

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2017
YOUR BODY IS A BATTLEGROUND, curated by Wendy Vogel, Volta New York, NY

2016
Positions Berlin, Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
American Mortal, (two-person w/ Becky Alley), Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington KY
V for Victory, Overbrook Art Gallery, Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI

2014
Victory Without Fanfare, (two-person w/ Lori Larusso), Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
S.O.S., Maus Contemporary • beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL

2013
Charm Offensive, (two-person w/ Robert Lach), Solo(s) Project House, Newark, NJ
Wish You Were Here!, R. Jampol Projects, formerly S & J Project(s), New York, NY

2009
Soft Power, Halcyon Contemporary Art, Terre Haute, IN

2005
Drapes with Shoes To Match, Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL

2002
COLOR, Motor Gallery, Hamtramck, MI

Group Exhibitions

2017
Third Space / Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art, curated by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
kill switch, Maus Contemporary • beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL
History of the Present: Deconstructing Narratives, curated by Rachel Sydlowski and Sarah Rowe,
OSilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

2016
Luxembourg Art Prize, Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Cherry Bounce: Appalachian Art, American Politics, curated by Eric Drummond Smith, William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, VA
With Liberty and (in)Justice For All?: An exploration of inequities, truths, and interpretations of American Justice, curated by Rebecca Jampol and Jasmine Wahi, Gateway Project, Newark, NJ
Truth to Power, curated by Yosi Sergant, Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, PA
Luminous Bodies, curated by Teresa Ascencao, Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canada
The Art of Politics, curated by Yosi Sergant, Politicon 2016, Pasadena Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Southern Constellations, Transformer Gallery, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC
Three on the Tree, Plane Space, New York, NY
Selections from New American Paintings: The MFA Annual, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
GRAPHIC: New Bay Area Drawing, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

2015
Sculpture!: Material + Method + Meaning, University Gallery, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
The Good Gray Project, curated by Becky Alley and Candace Chaney, Downtown Art Center, Lexington, KY
Department of Art & Design: Faculty Biennial, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Southern Constellations, curated by Jennie Carlisle, Allcott Gallery, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC
Expanding the Constellation: Elsewhere at Artspace, curated by Jennie Carlisle, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
Art Gala & Exhibition (Regional), Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2014
Southern Constellations: Selections from Elsewhere Museum’s curatorial initiative supporting experimental
art practice in the South (International), curated by Jennie Carlisle, Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Southern Constellations at SUMMIT 9/50, curated by Jennie Carlisle, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2013
Department of Art & Design: Faculty Biennial Exhibition Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, beta pictoris gallery, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
Borders: A Regional Survey (Regional), curated by Mary Kramer, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN
Gateway Project, Pop Up Exhibition, cur. by Rebecca Jampol, Gateway Center, Penn Station, Newark, NJ
Pulp 3 (International), beta pictoris gallery, Birmingham, AL
Open Call, curated by Terrence Sanders, Untitled Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Painting Painting, curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo, ArtPadSF 2013, San Francisco, CA

2012
Art of Politics (National), curated by Jill Foote-Hutton, Amelia Center Gallery, Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL
The 200 (Local) Exhibition & Fundraiser, Loudoun House, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
SRAM Part Project Exhibition & Fundraiser (International), curated byTerrence Coffman, All proceeds benefit World Bicycle Relief, Cedar Lake Theatre, New York, NY
(Welcome to) Six Flags – Trouble in Paradise (International), curated by Guido Maus, Maus Contemporary • Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL

2011
Department of Art & Design: Faculty Biennial Exhibition (Local), Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University,
Richmond, KY

2009
Department of Art & Design: Faculty Biennial Exhibition (Local), Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University,
Richmond, KY
Faculty Exhibition Indiana State University (Local), Bicentennial Art Museum, Paris, IL
Arts Illiana: Spring Group Exhibition (Local), Arts Illiana, Terre Haute, IN

2008
Preview Exhibition: 2008/09 Season (Local), Halcyon Contemporary Art, Terre Haute, IN
Meet Your Maker: Faculty Exhibition (Local), Indiana State University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN
ISU Women Artists: Past & Present, Group Exhibition (Local), Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

2007
Put Into Practice: Faculty Exhibition (Local), Indiana State University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN
Group 62901 (Invitational), Well Street Art Co., Fairbanks, AK

2006
mac001 (Regional), Medicine Factory, Memphis, TN

2005
Newcomers (Local), Delta Axis at Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
Marking Traces (National), 33 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA
Emerging Artists Exhibition (Regional), Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Process, Performance, & Projection III (Local), Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL

2004
MFA Preview (Local), University Museum, Carbondale, IL
RPM (Local), Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
Plexus (Invitational), Sara Hoffman, Keith Whetstone, Melissa Vandenberg, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2003
Process & Performance II, Group Exhibition (Local) , Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
One Night Only, Group Exhibition, Co-Curator (Local),Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
Bail Bale, Sculpture Graduate Show (Local), Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
Somewhere in the Middle, JC Christy and Melissa Vandenberg, Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
“i”, Group Exhibition (Local), Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL

2002
Process & Performance (Local), Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
Sculpture2002 (Local), Sculpture Graduate Show, Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
Works (Local), Faculty/Graduate Exhibition, Surplus Gallery at the Glove Factory, Carbondale, IL
Alumni Art Exhibition (Invitational), Center Galleries, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
the kitchen sink - a 168 hour exhibition (Regional), Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
Academics (Invitational), Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
Actual Size Biennial (Invitational), Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
Sampler (Invitational), CCS Alumni Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan, catalog

2001
DC Auction, Exhibition and Fundraiser, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

2000
Actual Size II (Invitational), Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

1999
Actual Size (Invitational), Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI
Naked (Local), Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

Juried Exhibitions

2017
Order and Chaos - Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition, Juror Robert L. Croker, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2015
RESPOND (International), Curators: Esteban del Valle, Molly Dilworth, Oasa DuVerney, Ira Eduardovna, Steffani Jemison, and Dread Scott, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Beauty Matters - Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition (National), Juror Andrea Keys-Connell, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2013
Materials: Hard & Soft (National), Juror Jean W. McLaughlin, Center for Visual Arts, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
Minority Rule: 28th Annual Positive/Negative (National), Juror Michael Ray Charles, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnston City, TN

2012
Fine Contemporary Craft (National), Juror Gwynne Rukenbrod, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
Dissidence (National), Juror Ryan Herberholz, work • detroit, University of Michigan, Detroit, MI
Art of Democracy (National), Juror Marshall Arisman, New York Society of Etchers, The Sacred Gallery, New York, NY
Reverberations of the Civil War (Local/Regional), Juror Darryl Halbrooks, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
America! (National), Juror Joe Levickas, work • detroit, University of Michigan, Detroit, MI
Right Here Over There (National), Juror Becky Alley, Loudoun House, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

2011
67th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhib. (Regional), Juror Janie Welker, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN
Love And Things Like Love (National), Juror Becky Alley, Loudoun House, Lex. Art League, Lexington, KY
Pattern Play (Regional), Juror Elaine Quave, Living Arts and Science Center, Lexington, KY

2010
KY.7 Biennial (Reg.), Jurors John Begley & Jason Franz, Loudoun House, Lex. Art League, Lexington, KY
Creative Inquiries - The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition (National), Juror Tina MaCalment, Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2009
Generously Odd: Craft Now (Nat.), Juror Travis Townsend, Loudoun House, Lex. Art League, Lexington, KY
65th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exh. (Regional), Juror Ann Albano, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN*Arts Illiana Award of Recognition, Sponsored by Indiana Arts Council

2004
Honors Awards 2004 (National), Juror Mel Watkin, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (Traveling Exhibition / Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL)

2003
Fiber Focus 2003 (National), Juror Junco Sato Pollack, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (Award of Excellence-Sponsored / Missouri Fiber Artists)

Curatorial Projects

2011
More Is More, National Juried Exhibition, Juror Melissa Vandenberg
Loudoun House, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY (Catalog)

2009
How to Make a Place in the World, Solo Exhibition, Mara Adamitz Scrupe Indiana State University Art Gallery
Re(Search): Exploring the Relationship Between Science & Art, Steve Aishman, Ronald Leax, Sara Mast, Brian Nelson, and Kathryn Refi, Indiana State University Art Gallery
Not In My Backyard, Williamson Artist-In-Residence, Solo Exhibition Sandy Winters, Indiana State University
Clay & Context: National Juried Exhibition, Juror Sherman Hall of Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Indiana State University Art Gallery

2008
Building Futures, Solo Exhibition Scott Ingram, Indiana State University Art Gallery
Bloodline: A Quilt Exhibition, Rachel Brumer, Jane Burch Cochran, Nancy Crow, Brian Dykhuizen, Susan Else, Ian Hundley, Sonji Hunt, Joan Lockburner Deuel, Michael Aaron McAllister, Petra Nyendick, Shawn Quinlan, Lydia Schrock & the Amish of Amherst, WI., Fraser Smith, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Kevan Rupp Lunney, Arlé Sklar-Weinstein, Rhiannon Williams, Indiana State University Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN
Local Threads: Quilts of Vigo County, Co-Curated with Marylee Hagan, Vigo County Historical Society, Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University
In & Out of Place: Six Photographers, Richard Koenig, Emily Momohara, Patrick Nagatani, Lisa Robinson,
Rebecca Blume Rothman, Matt Siber, Co-Curated with Mary Kramer, Indiana State Univ. Art Gallery

2007
The Deception Pass Project, Solo Exhibition Tanya Synar, Indiana State University Art Gallery
Rembrandt van Rijn, Etchings: Originals, Restrikes & Forgeries, Co-Curated with Hank Emile Mathis, Turman Art Gallery, Indiana State University

Education

2005 MFA Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Sculpture (Magna Cum Laude)
1999 BFA, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan, Fine Art

Publications

2016
Siamese Flag (image), "Mitridate Re Di Ponto", Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium
Foreword Author & Featured Artist, Star Spangled! American Flags in Art, Editors Ashley Rooney and
Stephanie Standish, Schiffer Publishing

2015
Disorderly Conduct (cover image), "This" Ameri-can-ah, Crisler, Curtis. Cherry Castle Publishing

2014
New American Paintings #112 • Juried Exhibitions-In-Print (Peer Reviewed Journal), Open Studios Press
(Periodical), Juror René Morales, Curator, Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
Measuring Success: Critique, Rubrics and Assessment, Future Forward (Peer Reviewed Online Journal), Editor Lucy Curzon, Integrative Teaching International (ITI)

2012
International Drawing Annual 6 (INDA6) Exhibition-In-Print (Catalog), Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

2011
More is More (Catalog), Lexington Art League, Lulu Online Press
Project Splash: For Artists & Designers Who Teach (Online), Editor Deb Karpman
Learning Partnerships: Distributive Leadership in the Foundations Classroom, Future Forward (Peer
Reviewed Online Journal), Integrative Teaching International (ITI)

Visiting Artist and Residencies

2016 Artist-in-Residence, Luminous Bodies , Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islands, Canada
2015 Visiting Artist (Madison County Artist Exchange Program), Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
2014 Artist-in-Residence, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
2013 Artist-in-Residence & Southern Constellations Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Elsewhere,  Greensboro, NC
Artist-in-Residence, Solo(s) Project House, Newark, NJ

Grants and Awards

2016
Luxembourg Art Prize Finalist, Galerie Hervé Lancelin, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2015
Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, Louisville, KY ($7500)

2011
Artist Enrichment Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women , Louisville, KY

2010
Junior Faculty Research Grant, College of Arts & Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

2009
Arts Project Grant, Awarded to Indiana State University Art Gallery for the Visiting Artist & Scholar Series,
Arts Illiana, Indiana Arts Commission FUNDED $2900, Project Period July 2009 – June 2010

2008
Arts Project Grant, Awarded to Indiana State University Art Gallery for the Visiting Artist & Scholar Series,
Arts Illiana, Indiana Arts Commission FUNDED $4600, Project Period July 2009 – June 2010

Images

Past exhibitions

Melissa Vandenberg: Monument
April 13 – May 25, 2018

Sculpture 56
April 13 – May 25, 2018

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Gallery closed:
Dec 22 - Dec 30

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