EXHIBITIONS

 

2018          EMERGE GVSU Illustration BFA Show, Nomad Gallery by Richard App, Grand Rapids, MI

American Advertising Awards Gala for AAF West Michigan, New Vintage Place, Grand Rapids, MI

                        TART A Piquant View of the Female Condition, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI

 

2017              Art is a Drag: The Library is Open, Mary Idema Pew Library, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

SIGIL's The Graveyard Shift, Padnos Student Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Art is a Drag—Ludington September Art Walk, Sand Bar of Ludington, Ludington, MI

Superchief 5 Year, Superchief Gallery, Ridgewood, NY

Art is a Drag—Avenue for the Arts (First Fridays), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

The Jump Off, Urban Insititute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Art is a Drag—Avenue for the Arts, Studio 341, Grand Rapids, MI

Student Scholars Day, Exhibition Space, Mary Idema Pew Library,, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

5th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Padnos Student Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Social Justice Art Festival, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Art is a Drag Exhibition & Day of Events, Padnos Student Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

2016            The Beard Show, Two Beards Deli, Grand Rapids, MI

SIGIL’s Whispering Woods, Padnos Student Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

4th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Padnos Student Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Exhibition Space, Mary Idema Pew Library, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

2015             Macabre, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                        Pinned, Glitter Milk Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

                        3rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Padnos Student Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

2013            Oddities, Nuveen Center for the Arts, Whitehall, MI

                        District Art Exhibition, Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School, Muskegon, MI

                        Expressions, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

                        Change of Seasons, Nuveen Center for the Arts, Whitehall, MI

                        West Michigan Student Showcase, Frauenthaul Theatre, Muskegon, MI

                        Scholastic Art and Writing, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2012             Expressions, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

 

DRAG PERFORMANCE

 

2018             West Shore Pride Drag Show, Sand Bar of Ludington, Ludington, MI

EMERGE GVSU Illustration BFA Show, Nomad Gallery by Richard App, Grand Rapids, MI

Indifference Music Video Shoot, Grand Rapids Film Festival, Allendale, MI

 

2017               A Twisted Christmas, Sand Bar of Ludington, Ludington, MI

Art is a Drag: The Library is Open, Mary Idema Pew Library, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Saturday Night Showcase, Elysium, Austin International Drag Festival, Austin, TX

Thursday Night Showcase, Seller's Underground, Austin International Drag Festival, Austin, TX

Warhol Factory Party, ArtPrize Hub, Grand Rapids, MI

Sigil’s The Graveyard Shift, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Ginger Ambrosia’s Ooky-Kooky-Spooky Halloween Extravaganza, The Fuse Box, Grand Rapids, MI

Art is a Drag, Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Heels on Wheels, Youth Meeting, Grand Rapids Pride Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Rainbow Social, GVSU LGBT Resource Center, Allendale, MI

Art is a Drag—Ludington September Art Walk, Sand Bar of Ludington, Ludington, MI

Art is a Drag—Avenue for the Arts (First Fridays), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                        One Wild Night, ArtPrize, Muskegon, MI

Mini Drag Shows, The Chapel, Electric Forest First Weekend, Rothbury, MI

Her Forest Curated Event, The Observatory, Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI

Anything But Cups—The Fuse Box Fundraiser, The Fuse Box, Grand Rapids, MI

Art is a Drag—Avenue for the Arts, Studio 341, Grand Rapids, MI

RHA Intercultural Festival Drag Show, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Art is a Drag Exhibition & Day of Events, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

2016              Amateur Cabaret Halloween Show, Rumors Nightclub, Grand Rapids, MI

Rainbow Social, GVSU LGBT Resource Center, Allendale, MI

Rainbow Variety Nights, The BOB, Grand Rapids, MI

Birthday Show, The Fuse Box, Grand Rapids, MI

Gay Straight Alliance Private Show, Reeths-Puffer High School, Muskegon, MI

Amateur Cabaret May, Rumors Nightclub, Grand Rapids, MI

RHA Intercultural Festival Drag Show, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Amateur Cabaret March, Rumors Nightclub, Grand Rapids, MI

Amateur Cabaret January, Rumors Nightclub, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2015              Amateur Student Drag Show, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017              Grand Valley Lanthorn, GVSU Students Hold 'Art is a Drag' Exhibit in Library Spacelanthorn.com, Allendale, MI

Grand Rapids Magazine, Art is a Drag at the UICA, grmag.com, Grand Rapids, MI

The F-Bomb Radio, What a Drag, publicrealityradio.com, Grand Rapids, MI

Billboard, Monarch Rachel & The Royal Court Bring LGBTQ Pride to Electric Forest 2017, billboard.com

Grand Valley TV Laker News, Art is a Drag Exhibition Documentary, Allendale, MI

Grand Valley Lanthorn, GVSU Students Create Drag Exhibition and Series of EventsVol. 51 No. 36, Allendale, MI

 

2015              The Moon Zine, Issue 3-Cult Classics, St. Louis, MO

                        Bad Movies Magazine, Issue 2, Badmoviesmagazine.com

                        Fishladder, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

AWARDS

 

2018             Gold American Advertising Awards, "Art is a Drag" series, AAF West Michigan

                        Bronze American Advertising Award, "Art is a Drag" series, AAF West Michigan

 

2017              Royal Court Member: Monarch Program/First Weekend, Electric Forest, Rothbury, MI

MaryBeth Koeze Art Scholarship, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Honorable Mention, 5th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

2015              Faculty / Staff Purchase Award, 3rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

2013              Richard and Barbara Arter Fine Art Scholarship, Reeths-Puffer High School, Muskegon, MI

1st place, high school division, District Art Exhibition, Reeths-Puffer Intermediate School, Muskegon, MI

1st place, high school division, Change of Seasons, Nuveen Center for the Arts, Whitehall, MI

Representative of Reeths-Puffer High School in Art category, West Michigan Student Showcase, Frauenthal Theatre, Muskegon, MI

Regional Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention, Scholastic Art and Writing, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

 

COLLECTIONS

 

2015                Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

Panels/Tabling

 

2018               The Illustration Road Show, The Vault of Midnight, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2017                Art is a Drag Panel, Holiday Inn Midtown, Austin International Drag Festival, Austin, TX

 Art is a DragGrand Rapids Feminist Film Festival, The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

 

2015               Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival, Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

2017               Art is a Drag: The Library is Open

Organized opening remarks and reception, research workshop, drag queen story time, and drag show to be presented in correspondence to the art show presented in the exhibition space of the Mary Idema Pew Library on Grand Valley State University's Allendale campus. Worked with library staff and professor to curate events that were public over the month of November and a part of GVSU Teach-In.

Monarch Program / Royal Court of Electric Forest 2017

Served as Royal Court member for Electric Forest 2017 First Weekend, created social media content (example 1, example 2, example 3) and programming leading up to the festival, sewed costumes by hand, collaborated and performed in drag for the Her Forest Curated Event, gave makeovers to festival attendants and performed in The Chapel each evening in Rothbury, MI

Art is a Drag Exhibition & Day of Events

Organized lecture, movie screening, viewing of drag performers getting into makeup, drag show, and open mic, as well as the exhibition at the Padnos Student Gallery, Calder Arts Center, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

2011-2013       National Art Honors Society, Reeths-Puffer High School Chapter

President for 2012-2013 academic year. Volunteered over 50 hours in service for art-related events locally in two years as member

2008-2009       Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, summer art student, nominee for 2009 scholarship