MJ King

Academic Curriculum Vitae

Education

2016 MFA (candidate), Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina (expected graduation: May 2016)
2013 BFA in Two Dimensional Studies with focus in Painting, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2012 Studio Arts Center International (SACI), Florence, Italy (Late Spring Term)

Awards/Grants/Fellowships (Honors/Scholarships/Residencies)

2015 Recipient of the Art Department Performance Fellowship, Clemson University
Recipient of the Art Departmental Summer Research Scholarship, Sponsored by Clemson University
Artist-in-Residence, Azule Residency, Hot Springs, North Carolina
2014 Artist-in-Residence, The League Residency at Vytacil, Sparkill, New York
Dick Blick’s Featured Artist of the Month August 2014, Sponsored by Dick Blick Art Materials
2013 Recipient of the Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art, Sponsored by The National Society of Arts and Letters
2012 Second Place Drawing Award, 61st Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Bowling Green, Ohio
Recipient of the Frederick & Priscilla Schwier SACI Award, 61st Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Bowling Green, Ohio

Exhibition Record

2016 Diminishing Connections, Lee Gallery, Clemson, South Carolina (MFA Thesis Exhibition)
Freshwater Veins, Clemson City Hall, Clemson, South Carolina (regional curated by Palmetto Curatorial Exchange)
2016 Salon Exhibition, Blue Ridge Arts Center, Seneca, South Carolina (regional juried exhibition, juror Michael Brodeur, Associate Professor in Studio Art at Furman University)
4th Annual Collegiate Invitational Exhibition, Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, South Carolina (invitation from Greg Shelnutt, Chair of Art Department at Clemson University)
2015 Overture IV, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, Ohio (regional
juried exhibition, Jurors Brad Scherzer, Amber LeFever, Adam Soboleski)
Viewpoint 47, Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Cincinnati, Ohio (national juried exhibition, Jurors Dr. Julie Aronson, Curator of American Paintings, Ken Emerick, Director of the Individual Artists Grants and Percent for Arts, Ohio Arts Council, Paige Williams, Professor and Studio Program Chair at the Art Academy of Cincinnati)
Tall Walls: Cleveland West Art League Members Show, Bruno Casiano Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (regional, jurors CWAL Members)
2015 Fine Arts Exhibition, Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio (Jurors Janice Driesbach, Chief Curator of the Akron Art Museum and Martina Lopez)
Departmental Works, Emery A. Gunnin Architecture Library, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina (group exhibition)
Clemson University Color of Names, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina (group exhibition)
Elemental: Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Flow Art Space, St. Paul, Minnesota (national, juried exhibition, Juror Melissa Metzler, Founder of Flow Art Space)
2014 Holiday to ReMember, Cleveland West Art League, Cleveland, Ohio (CWAL Members)
Corporeal Complexities: Bodies in Process, Lee Gallery, Clemson, South Carolina (regional, juried exhibition, Juror Ginia Sweeney, Coordinator of Museum Interpretation at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta)
Tall Walls: Cleveland West Art League Members Show, Cleveland West Art League Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (regional, jurors CWAL Members)
2014 Fine Arts Exhibition, Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio (regional, Jurors Dennis Harrington, Weston Art Gallery director, Deborah Maris Lader)
Majestic Galleries 8th National Juried Exhibition, Nelsonville, Ohio (national, juried exhibition, Juror Dr. Louis Zona, Director of The Butler Institute of American Art)
Battle of the Rustbelt: Cleveland vs. Pittsburg Exhibition, Waterloo Arts Festival, Cleveland, Ohio and Unblurred Art Walk, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (regional, group exhibition)
2014 Evendale Fine Art Exhibit, Evendale Recreation Center, Evendale, Ohio (regional, juried exhibition, Juror Tom Post)
Open Studios Group Showcase, The League Residency at Vytlacil, Sparkill, New York (group exhibition)
10th Annual 2014 Bryn Du Art New Year New Art Exhibition, The Bryn Du Art Mansion, Granville, Ohio (regional, juried exhibition, Jurors Jane Heller, Jennifer Pentecost)
27th Annual Women’s Works, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois (international juried exhibition, Jurors Molly Briggs, Catherine Edelman, Mie Kongo, Suzanne Massion and Judge Angela Bryant)
2013 Holiday to ReMember, Cleveland West Art League, Cleveland, Ohio (CWAL Members)
Overture II, Leso Gallery, Toledo, Ohio (regional juried exhibition, Jurors Brad Scherzer, Amber LeFever, Adam Soboleski)
4th Annual Regional Juried Show, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, Michigan (regional juried exhibition, Juror John Miller)
Fluidity, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Hts., Illinois(regional juried exhibition, Juror Renee Klyczek Nordstrom, Union Street Gallery Studio Artist)
Cleveland Connection, Lakeland Community College Gallery, Kirtland, Ohio (juried exhibition, Juror Dana Oldfather, presented by Cleveland West Art League)
Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankleman Galleries BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio (juried)
2012 61st Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankleman Galleries BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio (juried)
President’s Suite, Bowen Thompson Student Union, BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio (group)
2012 Fine Arts Exhibition, Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio (Juror Lyn Logan-Grimes, Museum Director, The Works)
Blur, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Hts., Illinois (regional juried exhibition, Juror Jeff Stevenson, Director of the Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois)
Black Swamp Arts Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio (group)
Overture, LeSo Gallery, Toledo, Ohio (juried exhibition, Jurors Brad Scherzer, Amber LeFever, Adam Soboleski)
Findlay Art League 2012 Juried Show, Findlay Art League Gallery, Findlay, Ohio (juried exhibition, Juror Mille Guldbeck)
Arts Extravaganza, Bowling Green, Ohio (group)
2011 ArtSlam, East Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio (group)
Black Swamp Arts Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio (group)

Commissions

2014 Wall script and painted barber pole for Quintana’s Barber and Dream Spa, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Graphite Drawing for Fifth-Third Bank, Akron, Ohio

Publications

2016 The Chronicle magazine Spring 2016 Edition, Clemson,
South Carolina, pp.
2015 Dick Blick Spring Sale Flyer, Highland Park, Illinois, p. 40
2014 The Chronicle magazine Fall 2014 Edition, Clemson, South Carolina, pp.21, 46
2013 “Issue 9: The Landscapes Issue,” Artist Portfolio Magazine, access date: January 2013. View here.

Professional Experience

2015 – present Graduate Teacher of Record, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina (Beginning Painting)
2014 – 2015 Graduate Assistant, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina (Advance Painting, [Professor Todd McDonald])
2013 Gallery Assistant Intern for Ohio State Fair Cox Fine Art Center, Gallery Director, Pam O’Laughlin, The Ohio State Fair
Live Painted for the Spring Fling, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Debbie Hertzfeld, Grand Rapids, Ohio
2012 Arts Management Intern for School of Art Galleries, Gallery Director, Jacqui Nathan, Bowling Green State University

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

2013 “Essential Photography for Painters,” Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, April 2013

Professional Organizations

2015/2014 Cleveland West Art League (CWAL), Cleveland, Ohio
2014/2013 Cleveland West Art League (CWAL), Cleveland, Ohio
2013/2012 Findlay Art League (FAL), Findlay, Ohio
Two Dimensional Artist Association (2DAA) Vice-President, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2012/2011 Two Dimensional Artist Association (2DAA) Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio