Resume

860-803-1942 : ClarissaRGerber@gmail.com

Education

2011  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Master of Fine Arts degree, Painting

2007  Alfred University, Alfred, NY, Bachelor of Arts degree, Majors: Fine Arts & Philosophy of Religion

 

Solo and Small Group Exhibitions

2015  Sensation, Ivyside Juried Art Exhibition, McLanahan & Sheetz Galleries, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA (Solo Exhibition)

2015  Figurative Color, Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT (Solo Exhibition)

2015  Persona, Corridor Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA (Solo Exhibition)

2013  2013 Artist Harvest, First Friday Event, Nectar’s Cafe, Kutztown, PA (Two Person Exhibition)

2013  Community with Color, Fellowship Hall, Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford, CT (Solo Exhibition)

2009  Embodiment, Gallery 101, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (Two Person Exhibition)

2007  Sculpted Color, Jesse Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, Alpena, MI (Solo Exhibition)

2007  Unspoken Expression, BAFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Brick Studio, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (Solo Exhibition)

 

Selected Group Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

2016    Gaze, Invitational Exhibition, Curator: Leslie Tane, ArtSpace, Maynard, MA

2015  Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine, National Juried Exhibition, Women's Caucus for Art/New Hampshire Chapter, Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH (Juror: Judith Brodsky, Professor Emerita, Department of Visual Arts, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ)

2014  Color, National Juried Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY (Juror: Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator for Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY)

2014  What’s So Funny? Humor in Art, National Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

2013  RED Biennial, Regional Juried Exhibition, University Place Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA (Juror: Amy Sadao, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)

2013  A Show of Heads, International Juried Exhibition, Limner Gallery, SlowArt Productions, Hudson, NY

2013  Art/Identity, National Juried Exhibition, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA (Jurors: Geoff Hargadon and Susan Sills, Artists)

2012  Regarding the Third Dimension: Real or Imagined?, National Juried Exhibition, Bancroft Gallery, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, (Juror: Camilo Alvarez, Owner and Director, Samsøn Projects, Boston, MA)

2012  Mum's the Word: Mothers, Flowers & Secrets, National Juried Exhibition, Mills Pond House Gallery, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY (Juror: Hilary Harkness, Artist)

2012  CT + 6, Regional Juried Exhibit, Saltbox Gallery, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT, (Juror: Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA)

2011  Being Human, National Juried Exhibit, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL (Juror: Dan Addington, Owner and Director, Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL)

2011  2011 MFA Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY (Juror: Susanna Coffey, F. H. Sellers Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL)

2011  Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2011  Input/Output, Gallery 101, Kresge Art Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2010  Creative Community, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

2009  What Comes Naturally, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

2009  ArtPrize, International Juried Exhibition, Michigan State University sponsored venue, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Awards & Honors

2012  Award of Merit, Regarding the Third Dimension: Real or Imagined?, National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Camilo Alvarez, Bancroft Gallery, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

2012  Springfield Museums AwardCT + 6, Regional Juried Exhibit, Juror: Susan Cross, Saltbox Gallery, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, CT

2011-2008  MSU Graduate Assistantship, Michigan State University

2010  Excellence in Diversity Honorable Mention Award, Michigan State University

2009  Graduate Merit Fellowship, Michigan State University

2007  Departmental Honors in Fine Arts, Alfred University

2007  Alfred University Scholar, Alfred University

2007  John C. Gilmour Award, Alfred University

2006  Phi Beta Kappa, Alfred University

 

Teaching Experience

Current-2015  Cuyahoga Community College, Assistant Professor of Art, Cleveland, OH

2015-2014  Middlesex Community College, Adjunct Faculty Member, Middletown, CT

2014-2013  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor Sabbatical Replacement, Kutztown, PA

2013-2011  Eastern Connecticut State University, Adjunct Faculty Member, Willimantic, CT

2012  West Hartford Art League, Faculty Member, West Hartford, CT

2011-2008  Michigan State University, Graduate Assistant, East Lansing, MI

2010  Michigan State University, Visiting Instructor, East Lansing, MI

2008-2007  Alpena Community College, Adjunct Faculty Member of Philosophy, Alpena, MI

 

Committees and Service

2014-2013  Portfolio Committee Member, Kutztown University

2014-2013  Visiting Artist Committee Member, Kutztown University

2014-2013  Art Club Committee Member, Kutztown University

2011  Graduate Committee Student Representative, Michigan State University

2011-2010  Painting Area Assistant, Michigan State University

2010  Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture Drawing Area Coordinator, Michigan State University

2010-2009  College Curriculum Committee Graduate Student Representative, Michigan State University

 

Public Involvement

2017  Judge, "[unveiled]," 25th Lake County Art Show, Mentor Civic Center, Mentor, OH

2016  Judge, "All Constellation Art Show," Constellation Schools: Parma Community, Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus, Parma, OH

2015  Radio Show Artist Guest, “Middlesex Moments” with Dean Steven Minkler, Middlesex Community College, WLIS / WMRD, Old Saybrook / Middletown, CT, February 11, 2015

2013  Presenter, "Community with Color," Fellowship Hall, Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford, CT

2011  Presenter, "Master of Fine Arts Exhibition," Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2011  Presenter and Panelist, "The Many Lenses of the Contemporary Eye," EDGES Graduate Conference in the College of Arts and Letters, MSU Union, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI