Professional Experience

Kent State University, Adjunct Professor. Kent, Ohio. August 2016

  • Color Theory and Application for the Visual Communications and Design Department.
  • Work collectively and individually with students to improve knowledge and understanding of color.

University of Akron 2D Design, Adjunct Professor. Akron, Ohio. August 2015-December 2015.

  • Use of Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator in classroom to keep course engaging.
  • Work individually with students to improve skills and understanding of course.
  • Help students further their understanding of art through a range of projects, exercises, and discussions.

Seasonal Installation Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
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anuary 2015-

  •  Handling and installing works of art.
  • Gallery preparation and finishing.
  • Packing and shipping works of art.
  • Lighting construction
  • Gallery Maintenance.

Exhibition Preparator’s Assistant, Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio
June 2011-2014

  • Care and preservation of museum's fashion collection.
  • Prepare and install galleries for show changes.
  • Wood and metal shop knowledge and skills.
  • Soldering and welding experience.
  • Creating mannequins and other displays for specific individual pieces of museum's collection.

 

Self-employed, 2002 - Present

  • Create art and jewelry to sell on the internet and art shows.
  • Develop tactics to increase sales and brand name among clients.
  • Marketing using social media.
  • Produce and review financials and tax statements using basic accounting skills.

 

Summer Studio Program,  Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia 2009

  • Work in studio full time.
  • Participate in art discussions.
  • Work with other artists to create a professional art exhibition.

 

Education

2014     M.F.A. concentration in painting/drawing Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.

2007     B.F.A. concentrations in sculpture and painting/drawing Miami University Oxford, Ohio.

 

Awards

2016     2nd Place, Art of the Book.

2014     Honorable Mention, Art of the Book.

2014     Honorable Mention, Transformation.

2014     William and Hazel Schock Scholarship.

2013     Stipend, Graduate Student Exhibition.

2013     Best of Show, Altered Octavos.

2006    First Place, 30th Annual Sharonville Arts and Crafts Festival.

 

Publications

2014     David P. Gieske. Art Within:  The Excavated Books of David P. Gieske.

Memberships

2015     Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Silver Springs, Maryland.

2015    The Center For Book Arts. New York, New York.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015     Art Within:  Excavated Books. Education Gallery, Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center.
             Bloomington, Indiana.

2014     Art Within:  Excavated Books. Painting Gallery, Kent State University. Kent, Ohio.

 

Group Exhibitions

2015     22nd International Juried Exhibition. The American Art Salon.

2015     Altered Books-Altered World. Kalamazoo Book Arts Center Gallery. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2015     Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition. Watterloo Arts, Cleveland, OH.
   
         Juror:  Theresa Bembnister, Associate Curator, Akron Art Museum.

2015     Pyramid Atlantic Juried Members Exhibition.  Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs, Maryland.

2015    Blurring The Edges.  Dubuque Area Arts Collective Art Gallery, Dubuque Iowa.

2015     MFA Graduate Student Biennial. Art Gallery, Kent, Ohio.

2014     Art of the Book. Rochester Public Library, Rochester, New York.

2014     Akron Art Prize. Palladian Palette, Akron, Ohio.

2014     Transformation. Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio.
             Jurors:  Karen Beckwith and Denise Stewart.

2014     San Diego Book Arts Fifth National Juried Exhibition. Mandeville Special Collections, Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego.
             Juror: Sue Ann Robinson.

2013     Altered Octavos. Loganberry Books, Annex Gallery, Shaker Heights, Ohio.

2013     Graduate Student Exhibition. The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gallery, Hudson, Ohio.

2013     46th Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.
             Jurors:  Amy Koller Anderson and Roscoe Wilson.

2011     45th Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit. Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.
            Jurors:  Susan Byrnes and Jason Shaiman.

2010     Rising Sun 7th Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Rising Sun, Indiana.

2009    Community Showcase. Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, Ohio.

2009     Rising Sun 6th Juried Art Show and Exhibition. Rising Sun, Indiana.

2009     Locker 50B Show. Locker 50B, Richmond, Virginia.

2009     Smash It & Grab It. Virginia Commonwealth University Galleries, Richmond, Virginia.

2008     Ice Fest Arts and Crafts Show. Hamilton, Ohio.

2008     Hueston Woods Arts and Crafts Fair.  Oxford, Ohio.

2008     Mason Arts and Crafts Festival. Mason Art Center, Mason, Ohio.

2008     Pyramid Hill Art Fair. Hamilton, Ohio.

2007     Mason Arts Festival. Mason Art Center, Mason, Ohio.

2007     Annual Lyceum Art Competition.  Lee Gallery, Oxford, Ohio.

2007     43rd Annual Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit.  Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.

2007     Pyramid Hill Art Fair. Hamilton, Ohio.

2007     Mancub Steel. Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford , Ohio.

2006     Whitewater Valley Art Competition.  Whitewater Art Gallery, Richmond, Indiana.
              Juror:  Pamela Franks.

2006     September Dayz. Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, Ohio.

2006     B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition. Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

2006     30th Annual Sharonville Arts and Crafts Festival. Sharonville, Ohio.

2005     41st Annual Greater Hamilton Art Exhibit.  Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio.

2005     September Dayz. Fairfield Art Center, Fairfield, Ohio.