Monday, June 19, 2017

John Adkins Resume



Education
M.F.A. - Studio Art, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN.
B.F.A. - Studio Art, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL.



Teaching

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL – January 2006 - Present
Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 2005 – May 2005
Columbia College, Chicago, IL - September 1996 - January 1999
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS - August 1994 - July 1996
Mississippi University for Women, Columbus MS - January 1995 - May 1995
Memphis College of Art, Memphis TN - August 1993 - December 1993



Awards

Honorable Mention, Masterminds 2012, Miami New Times, Miami, FL

Excellence in Execution:One Small Step, International Juried Competition, Nags Head, NC,

2002 Best Of Show:Wild Blue Yonder, International Exhibition, Nags Head, NC, 1997

Exhibition Grant:Mississippi Arts Council, $10,000 Grant "Salvation on Sand Mountain:" 1996

Published Finalist:Best of College Photography 1994, Photographer’s Forum, 1994

Honorable Mention:Harper College Art Exhibition, Palatine, IL , 1985



Lectures & Workshops
2004 Artist Talk: Indian Trace Elementary, Weston, FL
1999 Artist Talk: Albright College, Reading, PA
1995 Artist Talk: Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS
1994 3-D Design Workshop: Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN



Representation

June 2000 – Present Artists-in-Cellophane Project, Winston-Salem, NC
December 2006 – May 2007 Green Lantern Studios – Mineral Point, WI
March 2001 – January 2003 J. Martin Gallery – Indianapolis, IN
May 1999 - 2006 Remington-May Gallery - Racine, WI
October 1998 – November 2002 Contemporary Art Workshop – Chicago, IL
October 1997 – December 1998 South of North Gallery – Chicago, IL
June 1996 – September 1997 Main Street Gallery – Starkville, MS
February 1995 – August 1995 Galax Artworx – Ashville, NC
April 1995 – July 1995 Form and Function – Atlanta, GA



Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2017 DUEL, Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA - Two Person Exhibition

2014 
DUEL, Chadron State University, Chadron, NE - Two Person Exhibition

2008 The Space Between, Kendall Art Gallery, Miami FL

2000 Circular Logic, Contemporary Art Workshop, Solo Exhibition, Chicago, IL

1998 In-Side / Out-Side, South of North Gallery, Solo Exhibition. Chicago, IL

1995 Secret Vestiges, Pegasus Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Starkville MS
Shielded Dialogues & Secret Vestiges, Mississippi Univ. of Women, Two Person - Exhibition - Columbia, MS



Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions

2017

One Bare Foot Square, Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, Thailand

2016
Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS, New York, NYC
6x6x2016, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
One Bare Square Foot, Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Off the Wall, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA

One Bare Foot Square, Uncooked Culture Gallery, London, England


2014
Off the Wall, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA
Me, Myself & I Exhibition, Runnels Gallery, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
Blobs and Monsters, The Art Deska Gallery, Phoenixville, PA

2013
Moving Targets, Process Art House, Amarillo, TX
4x6/6x4 Postcard Exhibit, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
Sketchbook Project,  Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
24th Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Inc, Kutztown, PA
Print Exchange, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts - Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC, NY
Print Exchange 2013, Graphic Arts Workshop,  San Francisco, CA
Off the Wall, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA
Heroes Surround Us!, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
6x6x2013, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY
Collision: Past, Present & Future, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA
Group Exhibition, Plaza Tower Apartments - Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI
The Little Things, View, Old Forge, NY
Choose Your Own Adventure: An Exhibition Without Borders - John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2012
Art to Change The World Confronting Oppression Embracing The Human Spirit, ArtPrize, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
FIVE by FIVE, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Summer Alumni Exhibition, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2011
MIA Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
80 Square, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
Artist Studio Vignette, Studio Magazine, Spring 2011, National & International distribution
Wish You Were Here 10, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Studio Studio - An (e)Mail Art Exhibit - http://www.gitouttamyface.com/stja.html
9/11 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Freyberger Gallery - Penn State University, Reading, PA


2010
MIA Art Fair, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Lilly Oncology on Canvas, Lilly USA, Indianapolis, IN
Featured Artist, Art Journaling, Summer 2010 edition, National & International distribution
The 7 Billion Person Project, The Parachute Factory Gallery, New Haven, CT
Small World, Small Works, The Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
5th Annual Artist Trading Card Exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada
FARM, Group exhibition, Soya y Pomodoro, Miami, FL
Un(bound):An Altered Book Competition 2 - Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Illustrated first children's book: "Animals Get Scared Too, Just Like You!"
Guest reader at the Miami Book Fair International at the "Children's Tree House"

2009
Get ready.../Art Basel Miami Exhibition - The Cynergi Building, Wynwood, Miami, FL
Un(bound): An Altered Book Competition - Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
NEVER THINK Small! - Climate Gallery - Long Island City, NY
Postcard Art Show - Elder Street Gallery, Houston, TX
MDC Faculty Exhibition - Bakehouse Art Complex, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
We Made A Deal with the Devil - Drawing Exhibition, traveling throughout Canada and NYC
Group Exhibition - Synergy Gallery, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
Little Images Exhibition, ISM-Gallery, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
Small Works – Juried Exhibition, Utrecht Art Store, Miami, FL
10,000 People Project, Art House, Atlanta, GA
A Million Little Pictures Exhibition, Art House, Atlanta, GA
Altered Arts, ISM-Gallery, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL

2008
Faculty and Student Exhibition, FireHaus during Art Basel, Miami, FL
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Lowe Art Museum, Miami, FL
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Boca Raton Museum, Boca Raton, FL
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2007
Faculty Exhibition, Kendall Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Florida Art Faculty, Mary McLeod Bethune Visual Arts Gallery, Daytona Beach, FL
Group Exhibition, Fire Haus Project, Miami, FL

2006
Small Works and Artists, Green Lantern Gallery Studios, Mineral Point, WI
9x12 Works on Paper, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, TX
Small Works Exhibition, Muse Gallery , Philadelphia, PA
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, PI Gallery, Kansas City, KS

2005
Faculty Exhibition, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Starlight Cafe, Greenville, NC
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Pop Delux, Madison, WI

2004
The Eye, Public Sculpture, Indian Trace Elementary, Weston, FL
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2003
Implicit View, Morgan Park Academy Art Center, Chicago, IL
After A Decade, Lewis Gallery, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Sam Flax, Orlando, FL
ADA Works On Paper, Gallery 'Iolani, Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI
8th Annual Self-Portrait – Intern. Juried Comp., Ghost Fleet Gallery, Nags Head NC
Current Work 2003 - Juried Competition, FSU Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
After A Decade, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA


2002
Spiritual V - International Juried Competition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
One Small Step - International Juried Competition, Seaside Gallery, Nags Head NC
La Petite X - Juried Competition, Alder Gallery, Coburg, OR
Shikishi:Gifts of Art for the New Year- Juried Competition, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
First Annual Juried Competition, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, Chicago Cultural Arts Center, Chicago, IL
7th Annual Self-Portrait - International Juried Comp., Seaside Gallery, Nags Head NC

2001
Roll, Pitch and Yaw, Seaside Gallery, Nags Head NC
Festival - Group Exhibition, Remington-May Gallery, Racine, WI
Art'O'Mat Vending Project, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Group Exhibition, Efryomson Martin Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2000
Home Sanctuaries, Remington-May Gallery, Racine, WI
Art'O'Mat Vending Project, The Whitney Museum, NYC, NY
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Art'O' Mat Vending Project, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, NY

1999
Women in Flight, Seaside Gallery, Nags Head NC
New Talent 1, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Face It, South of North Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lighter Than Air, Seaside Gallery, Nags Head NC
Theft, South of North Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997
Around the Coyote Arts Exhibition, Flat Iron Building, Chicago, IL
In and Out of the Blue, South of North Gallery, Chicago, IL
Country Music and Other Religions, South of North Gallery, Chicago, IL

1996
Chalkboard to Canvas, MSU Gallery, Starkville, MS
A Book, A box, A Shrine, Owings – Dewey Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1994
Vision 94, MSU Gallery, Starkville, MS
1st Argentine International Mail Art Project, Buenos Aires, Argentina, S. America

1993
The Graduate Show, Marshall Arts Gallery, Memphis, TN
The Faculty and Graduate Exhibition, Memphis College of Art, Memphis TN

1992
Summer Show, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN – Juror: David Driesbach

1989
Ars Nova Group Exhibition, Dekalb, IL – Juror: Leon Golub



Reviews and Articles

2012
Alex Rodriguez, Mastermind 2012 Honorable Mention: John Adkins, Miami New Times, February 22, Miami, FL
2011
Artist Studio Vignette, Studio Magazine, Spring 2011, International magazine

2010
Featured artist, Art Journaling, Spring 2010, International magazine
Carolyn M. Mullin, Animals Get Scared Too, Just Like You!, Vegbooks.org, November 25,
national organization.
Ellie Brecher, Authors of Animal-Related Books Coming to the Book Fair, Miami Herald Blog, October 22, Miami, FL
Miami Art Guide, Animals Get Scared Too, Just Like You! feature, July, Miami, FL
2009
Lilia Fontana, Art Faculty at the BakeHouse Art Complex, Examiner.com, November 13, Miami, FL
Cecilia Paz, Miami Dade College - Faculty Exhibition, Miami Art Blog, September 20, Miami, FL

2003
Ron Schira, Exhibit Chronicles Process of Becoming an Artist, Reading Eagle, February 24, Reading, PA

2001
David Powers, Matchstick Masterpieces, Cleveland Scene, March 1, Cleveland, OH
Lisa Gray, Caveat Vendor, Houston Press, February 8, Houston, TX

1999
Valarie McGovern, John Adkins' Paintings, UR Chicago, Aug/Sept, Chicago, IL




Private Collections

Pat Hollaran: Memphis, TN
Bonnie and Peter Sobel: Lexington, KY
Patricia Berry: Los Angeles, CA
Artists in Cellophane: Winston-Salem, NC



Courses Taught
Design 1
Design 2 - Color Theory
Intro to Computer Aided Design
Drawing 1
Drawing 2
Life Drawing 1
Life Drawing 2
Advanced Drawing
Watercolor Painting 1
Watercolor Painting 2
Painting 2
Advanced Painting
Gallery Management
Art Appreciation
Portfolio Preparation



Professional Affiliations

College Art Association
American Association of Museums
Florida Association of Community Colleges
The Florida Art and Studio Art Committee for Common Prerequisites