M.A. in Art History: Modern and Contemporary Art with a minor in Japanese Art, 2009
University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Thesis: “Adrian Piper & Immanuel Kant: Toward a Synthesis of Art and Philosophy”

M.F.A. in 2D Media: Painting, Drawing, and Performance, 2008
University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
Served as graduate student advisor for the Arts and Culture Organization

B.A. in Painting, cum laude, 2005
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Served as President of the Society of the Visual Arts


"Principles of Invisibility" Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA [solo show]
"fresh stART" Arena 1 at the Santa Monica Art Studios, Los Angeles, CA
"Mid-Atlantic New Painting" University of Mary Washginton Galleries, Fredericksberg, VA

"Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2013" Community Arts Center, Danville, KY [best in show]
"Construction" Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA
"In the Flesh 4" Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
"The Portrait and the Figure: Faculty Art Invitational 2013" University of Maryland University College, curated by Brian Young

"Post Idiom" Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY [solo show]
"Smoke Signals" Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C. [solo show]
"Monochromes" W.O.R.K. artist space and collective, Salisbury, MD
"Small Craft Advisory" TempArts Gallery, Salisbury, MD [two person show]

"Letters to Ohio" The Collective Center, St. Mary's, OH [solo show]
"24th annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition" Abercrombie Gallery at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
"2011 Faculty Exhibition" Salisbury University Art Galleries, Salisbury, MD

“With/Drawn: Contemporary Drawing Exhibition” The Drawing Room HU, Budapest, Hungary
"From the Lab: Recent Creative Research by BU Art Faculty" Bradley University, Peoria, IL
“Drawing Discourse” S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at the University of North Carolina, Ashville, NC

“Fake Future” Museum Gallery / Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, OH
“Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Competition” Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL
“Inland Art” Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
“Everyday” Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
“Money, Money, Money” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Anonymous Drawings No. 9” Bluetenweiss, Berlin, Germany
“Paper Chasers” Artworks, Cincinnati, OH
“Everyday Girl” MFA Thesis Exhibition, Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati [solo show]

“Mary Beth Creiger Memorial Photo Exhibition” Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL
“Quarterly Art Exhibition” University Club, Cincinnati, OH
“ARWI International Art Fair” San Juan, Puerto Rico
“V Annual Juried Show” Galerie Galou, New York, NY
“Women – A Celebration” Midlantic Gallery Arts Consortium, Perkasie, PA
“SO-PO Photo Show: an Exhibition of Social Political Photography” Junior Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
“1:1 – UC – OSU” Hopkins Hall Gallery at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

“Episode” (the inaugural exhibit), Episode Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
“Fluff My Pillow”, a collaborative exhibit including Indiana University, Ohio State University, San Francisco Art Institute, University of Cincinnati, University of New Mexico, and Virginia Commonwealth University held at the Inns of Virginia, Richmond, VA

“Viewpoint 2005 National Juried Exhibition” Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH
“95th Water Tower Annual”, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY
“Transitions” Art Street Studio Gallery at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH


Colors and Things, SU Art Galleries

This Land, SU Art Galleries
Beyond Vision: messages from the holographic universe, SU Art Galleries

Daily Practice, exhibition and collaborative installation by Plural Design, SU Art Galleries
Audio-Visual: The Intersection of Art and Music, SU Art Galleries

GROUP SHOW, an exhibition of 4 artist collectives: Temporary Services, Okay Mountain, Carnal Torpor, and the League of Imaginary Scientists, Bradley University Galleries
Artificial Hell, Backspace Collective
I Feel Fine, an exhibition exploring Isabel Graw's term 'expressive conceptualism' featuring the work of Kate Gilmore, Ryan Mulligan, Sarah Blyth-Stephens, and Joel Ross, Bradley University Galleries

Livin' for the City, a collaborative installation by SIMPARCH and students, Bradley Univeristy Galleries
The Owl is Plastic, artwork by Kelly Kaczynski, Bradley University Galleries

Pass the Muster, a group show celebrating the adolescence of american culture, University of Cincinnati Galleries


2011 – current
Assistant Professor, Salisbury University
Taught the following courses: Gallery Internship; Intro to Art Histoy; Asian Art History; Design Principles; Painting 1.

2011 – 2008
Bradley University
Member of Graduate Art Faculty.
Taught the following courses: BFA Seminar; Life Drawing; Non-Western Art History.

Adjunct Instructor, Illinois Central College
Taught Introduction to Art course.

2008 – 2007
Instructor of Record, University of Cincinnati
Taught Intermediate Drawing; Life Drawing 1.


2011 – current
Assistant Professor of Art & Director of Galleries, Salisbury University

2011 – 2008
Director of Galleries, Exhibitions, and Collections, Bradley University
Curatorial director of exhibitions, gallery manager, and steward of the University Collection.
Also served on the following departmental committees: Photography Search Committee, and Facilities Committee.

2007 – 2004
Board Treasurer/Co-founder, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
Drafted organization’s bylaws and articles of incorporation, co-wrote eleven grant applications (ten were awarded),
organized the initial annual fund and capital campaign, and co-curated 3 exhibitions.

2007 – 2005
Graduate Assistant, Office of Development, College of DAAP, University of Cincinnati
Supported and assisted the Director of Development for the College, coordinated donor follow-up system,
organized files and wrote thank you letters, and assisted with high profile donor visits.


"The Imagined Worlds of R. Buckminter Fuller" Paper Presentation, Imagined Worlds Conference, Univeristy of Finland, Helsinki

"Speaking Out of Time: the relevance of contemporary art" Paper Presentation, Midwest Art History Society Conference,
Grand Rapids, MI

"The Monumental Verancular: Representing the Midwest" Panel Co-Chair with Dr. Acacia Warwic, Midwest Art History Society Conference, Omaha, NE

“Understanding Art Exhibitions” Panel Presentation for the 2009 Illinois News Broadcasters Association, Peoria, IL
“Flatlands: Middle America and the Pastoral Sublime” Panel Moderator, Inland Visual Studies Symposium, Bradley University

“Manifest Gallery,” Undergraduate Senior Practicum, University of Cincinnati

“The Importance of Play,” Main Street Symposium, University of Cincinnati
“Manifest Gallery,” Undergraduate Senior Practicum, University of Cincinnati


"Collective Dialogism; Or the new aesthetics of talking to each other" Dial Collect exhibition catalogue, SOMArts cultural center
Beyond Vision: messages from the holographic universe exhibition catalog
, SU Art Galleries

Cold Fusion exhibition catalog, SU Art Galleries

33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition catalog, Bradley University Galleries

“Drawing the Elements: The work of Ann E. Coulter” Numero Magazine, (June).

“Amy Rueffert, Bloomington, IL” Art Papers, vol. 33, no. 4 (July/August), p. 49A review of the Artist’s exhibition at Illinois Wesleyan University that tookplace in May 2009.


Program Grant, Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
Operating Grant, Maryland State Arts Council
Operating Grant, Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council

Faculty Grant, Salisbury University Foundation, Inc.
Faculty Mini Grant, Salisbury University
Project Grant, Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council
Operating Grant, Maryland State Arts Council

Program Grant, Illinois Art Council2010
Special Emphasis Grant, Office of Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development

Program Grant, Illinois Arts Council
Special Emphasis Grant, Office of Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development

Distinguished Graduate Student, School of Art at the University of Cincinnati

Scholarship Award, Three Arts Scholarship Fund
Norman Kohlepp Award for Painting, Louisville Visual Art Association

Scholarship Award, Three Arts Scholarship Fund


The University of Cincinnati
Sarah M. & Michell Vance Waddell


Josh Davis, "Public gets first glimpse of downtown SU gallery," The Daily Times (apr)*
Ursula Ehrhardt, "Universe explored in SU exhibit," The Daily Times (mar)*

Ursula Ehrhardt, " Audio-Visual: The Intersection of Art & Music explores mixed media pieces," The Daily Times (sep)*
Ursula Ehrhardt, "Cold Fusion exhibit turns ordinary into extraordinary," The Daily Times (aug)*
Nick Brandi, "Eye-Opening Art," Coastal Style Magazine (mar/apr)*
Ursula Ehrhardt, "Country-themed show features work by younger artists," The Daily Times (feb)*

Amanda Rippen White, "Artist portrays the small simple things" The Daily Times (sep)†
Angela Weaver, "Arts Place to display works" The Evening Leader (jun)†
Gary Panetta, "Bradley University's International Print and Art Show" Peoria Journal Star (mar)*

Gary Panetta, "Reason Sleeps" Peoria Journal Star (jan)*
Paul Krainak, "Inland Visual Studies Center" Bradley Works (jan)*

Theo Jean Kenyon, “Finding art in manmade structures,” Peoria Journal Star (oct)*
Steve Kush Ruiz, “Works on Paper Juried Exhibition at Around the Coyote,” Chicago Art Review blog (jul)†
Tamera Lenz Muente, “Art: Everyday at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center,” Citybeat (mar)†
Theo Jean Kenyon, “Print & Drawing: Bradley University hosts 32nd international juried exhibition,” Peoria Journal Star (feb)*
Lauren Weinberg, “Cashing In,” Time Out Chicago, issue 202 (january)†

Clare Howard, “Warhol works in progress,” Peoria Journal Star (oct)*
Gary Panetta, “Backstage: Artist’s grotesque paintings are social commentary,” Peoria Journal Star (sep)*

MB Reilly, “UC Graduate Painting Students Brush Up on the Art of the Sale,” University of Cincinnati News Wire (nov)†

Julie Bernzott, “Art, Artists, Etc.:Manifest Gallery,” Citybeat (nov)*
Sara Pearce "Aiming for gallery alternatives," The Cincinnati Enquirer (jul)*

William Messer, interview with Elizabeth Kauffman, Arteries Talk Show, WAIF 88.3 FM (sep)*

* indicates press for curatorial work
† indicates press for artwork