Danielle Wyckoff Bio/CV

Originally from the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, Danielle Wyckoff currently lives and works in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is an artist and an educator, teaching at Kendall College of Art and Design. Wyckoff's work investigates how loving or losing love allows us to empathize with each other, and her work often refers to water. Since moving to Grand Rapids, she has greatly inspired by Lake Michigan and explores the shores as often as possible.

Recognizing the minute and infinite connective threads among us, Wyckoff's work addresses our abilities to love and the ways in which that shared capacity both unifies and separates us. We know each other insofar as we know how loving and losing love feels. Each project she pursue iterates what it is to love. Furthermore, each project suggests an experience of immersion, a sensation evocative of love, often comparing such a sensation to being in water or drawing from certain properties of the element. 

To explore, represent, and further entangle us within this conceptual framework, Wyckoff creates installations, prints, drawings, sculptures, and videos as well as collects stories about love from those willing to share. Her projects acknowledge and elicit the shifting nature of love and water, their beauty and breathlessness,and their terror and transience. Her work relishes in the individual experience, but simultaneously reveals that what we think matters most is truly what matters least: The “I” and “you” of “I love you.”

EDUCATION

2010   Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art: Printmaking; Ohio University    
2004   Master of Arts, English; Georgia College     
1999    Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude and with honors, Art and English majors, Art History and Technical Theatre minors; Georgia College
2001    Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Sias University, Xinzheng City, Henan Province, People’s Republic of China        

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES (** denotes solo)

2015  
Organic Beginnings, Soltesz Fine Art, Portland, OR  
This morning, I leave the house, site-responsive installation and collaboration with Astrid Kaemmerling, during Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI
Evolution of the Artist/KCAD Faculty Exhibition, The Federal Galleries, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
from whence, into which, Redux Art Center, Charleston, SC**
Inspired by Mary: Ohio University 2014 Alumni Printmaking Exchange Portfolio Exhibition, organized by Connie Wolfe, Alden Library, Ohio University, Athens, OH
The Ink Shop: Printmaking Center and Olive Branch Press, Ithaca, NY

2014
Inspired by Mary: Ohio University 2014 Alumni Printmaking Exchange Portfolio Exhibition, organized by Connie Wolfe, U245 Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Greetings from the West to the East, curated by Xiaolong Fang, Meilidao International Arts Center, Shanghai, China
Relevant 2014, Main Gallery, Kimball Arts Center, Park City, UT
Athens On Paper, juried, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
{Re}HAPPENING: Chance Encounters, juried collaborative installation/performance, the former Black Mountain College, Asheville, NC
IMPRINT, juried national printmaking exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH        
Re/quest, invitational, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH

2013    
Sightings, collaboration with Mariel Versluis, Exit Space, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI **
Vanishing Point, storefront window piece along South Division, Free Radical event, Grand Rapids, MI**
Michigan Printmaking and Drawing Competition, juror: David Gianfredi, King Gallery, LowellArts, Lowell, MI        
Wavelengths, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH **
Monoprint 2013 Exhibition, Carlsten Art Gallery, Noel Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI
Ink, Paper, Scissors, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
Limit(less), installation in the Vertical Space and installation in the Black Box, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

2012    
Found in Translation, with Reveal Collaborative (Courtney Kessel and Natalie Tornatore), Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH
New Country: Ruralism in Contemporary Art, with Reveal Collaborative, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Stamina, curators: Amanda Lilleston, Reed Esslinger-Payet, Bernadette Witzack, Katie St. Claire, Work – Detroit, Detroit, MI
Relevant 2012 Exhibition, Main Gallery, Kimball Arts’ Center, Park City, UT
On Another Note, with Reveal Collaborative, juror: David Ellis, St Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
Members’ Show, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH

2012
Ohio University School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH

2011        
The Drawing Show, Verge, Art Miami Beach, Greenview Hotel, during Art Basel, Miami, FL
MidAmerica Print Council Members’ Juried Show, juror: Andy DeCaen, Benedictine College,Lisle, IL
Residue, 22nd Annual Drawing Show, curator: Steven Holmes, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Being Human, juror: Dan Addington, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL
Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
Love and Things Like Love, curator: Becky Alley, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY
Frogman’s Assistants’ Exhibition, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD        
To Keep That Which Cannot Be Kept, Spiro Arts, Park City, UT **

2010        
Pulp: Works on Paper, Meltem Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
you forever, you fleeting, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH **
Hello, Neighbor!: A Print Portfolio Exchange and Exhibition, Viterbo University Gallery, La Crosse, WI
Bona Fide, Dream City, Pittsburgh, PA

2009        
Celebration of Light—Member Show, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH
Secret Drawing Society, Croft Gallery, Waco, TX
Ladies’ Night, The Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, IL
A Moveable Feast, The Millennium Hotel, Durham, NC
The Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, IL
Where We Find Each Other, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH**

2008        
Member Group Show, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH
Latitude and Longitude: Gary Pettigrew and Danielle Wyckoff, Moku, Athens, OH
Printmaking Group Show, Ohio University Fine Arts Library, Athens, OH
A World So Full, Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH
July Group Show, Casa Nueva Cantina, Athens, OH    
Push-Pull: The Mechanics of Making (printmaking portfolio), Bolton Gallery, Cranbrook
Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
(pre)sumptuous, Trisolini Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH    

2007        
Allegories of the Genome, collaboration with Seritypes project (Bill Fisher), Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, Mb., Canada
In Exile from the Land of Reason, collaboration with Seritypes project (Bill Fisher), Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA]

2006        
America on the Brink, collaboration with Seritypes project (Bill Fisher), Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
    
2005        
Visual Legacies, Blackbridge Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
Put Up or Shut Up, Track 16 Gallery with PostGen, Santa Monica, CA

2004    
Mexotica, Performance with Guillermo Gómez-Peña and La Pocha Nostra, Russell Auditorium, Milledgeville, GA

2003        
Cheeky Big Dog Secret Exchange, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia       
Artfix Gallery, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

2002        
Man and Beast, Fiji Island Mermaid Press, www.fimp.net

2001        
Oconee Artist Juried Exhibition XVII, The John Marlor Arts Center, Milledgeville, GA
Tarot Card, Southern Graphics Council conference, Austin, TX
The Tate Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Ball Hall, East Tennessee State University, TE

2000        
ETSU and GCSU Exchange, Blackbridge Hall, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
Carroll Reese Gallery, Eastern Tennessee State University, TE

1999        
Oconee Artist Juried Exhibition XV, John Marlor Arts Center, Milledgeville, GA

SELECTED HONORS

2015    
Surroundings, commission for a site-specific public art work in the Park City Public Library, Park City, UT

2013    
Second Place, Michigan Printmaking and Drawing Competition, juror: David Gianfredi, King Gallery, LowellArts, Lowell, MI

2012    
Arts for Ohio Arts Partnership Grant, with project collaborator Becca Lachman, awarded funding to bring in visiting artists Connie Wolfe and Bill Fisher to implement a project involving student artists and writers with local food producers in the Athens, Ohio community. College of Fine Arts, Ohio University

2011        
Fellowship, Spiro Arts Artist Residency, Park City, UT
Assistantship, Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshops, Vermillion, SD

2009    
Student Enhancement Award, covered costs of research, materials, equipment, and promotional items for my thesis exhibition as well as travel costs for my mentor, Melissa Haviland, and me to present my research at the Southern Graphics Council conference, awarded in 2009 for work completed in 2010, Ohio University’s Council for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, Ohio University    
Scholarship, Art History in Italy Study Abroad, Ohio University    
Scholarship, International Education Study Abroad, Ohio University

2008    
Original Works Grant, covered costs of materials to complete an installation, Graduate Student Senate, Ohio University            
Travel Grant, School of Art, Ohio University            
Travel Grant, College of Fine Arts, Ohio University

2007-10    
Graduate Assistant, Ohio University            
Graduate Recruitment Scholarship, Ohio University

2003-04    
Zipp Kidd Williams Alumni Scholarship, Georgia College
    
2002-04    
Graduate Assistant, Georgia College            
Tuition Waiver, Georgia College

2001        
Best in Prints, Oconee Artist Exhibition XVII, Juried Exhibition, The John Marlor Arts Center, Milledgeville GA

1999        
Outstanding Department Major for the Art Department, Georgia College
Outstanding Department Major for the English Department, Georgia College
Women’s Studies Program Grant to complete and present The Doll Project, Georgia College
Department of Art Grant to complete and present The Doll Project, Georgia College

1998-99    
Betty Boyd Love Alumni Scholarship, specifically for students who exhibit strong leadership skills and maintain high academic standards, paid for tuition and fees, Georgia College

1994-1998    
Performance Grant, Georgia College
HOPE Scholarship, Georgia College

RESIDENCIES

2013        
Monoprint 2013, week-long printmaking residency, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI

2012        
Artist-in-Residence, Paper Circle, Southeastern Ohio’s Paper and Book Arts Center, Nelsonville, OH    
Mentor/Artist-in-Residence, RELEVANT 2012, Kimball Arts’ Center, Park City, UT

2011        
Spiro Arts, six-week residency, Park City, UT

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-current    
Assistant Professor of Art, Tenure-Track, Drawing and Printmaking, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
        
2012        
Artist-in-Residence/Instructor, Paper Circle, Nelsonville, OH                
Adjunct Professor/Sabbatical Replacement, School of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
        
2011-current    
Adjunct Professor, eLearning, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2008-10    
Graduate Student Instructor of Record, School of Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2000-01    
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Art, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

PRESENTATIONS/EVENTS

2014  
Artist’s Lecture, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC
Collective Pressure: Mobility as Maker; Makers as Mobilizers, paper co-presented with Mariel Versluis about the power of public art, in the context of Grand Rapids, to revitalize neighborhoods and empower students, Mid America Print Council, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Collective Pressure: Mobility as Maker, co-organizer along with Mariel Versluis for a a collaborative, participatory, performative printmaking event with fellow printmaking undergraduate, graduates, faculty and staff, Mid America Print Council, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Academic Seminar, along with colleagues Mariel Versluis and Deborah Rockman to present our work and our educational philosophies, hosted by ZhiPing Lu, Meilidao International Arts Center, Shanghai, China
Big Block Party, faculty organizer and participant along with students to create a printmaking extravaganza, Art.Downtown, Kendall College or Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
Artist’s Lecture, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2013    
Big Block Party, faculty organizer and participant along with students to create a printmaking extravaganza, Art.Downtown, Kendall College or Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI   
Critique Guest, Graduate Painting Spring Semester, KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI
Gallery Talk, for Limit(less), UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

2012  
Gallery Talk, with Reveal Collaborative (Courtney Kessel and Natalie Tornatore) for our show Found in Translation, Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH
Artist’s Talk, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
Feeding Community: A Collaboration Between Ohio University Artists and Athens’ Regional Food Producers, a reception and presentation on a six-week process in which students from my papermaking class, writers from OU, and local food producers collaborated in order to create an edition of 40 artists’ books, ArtsWest, Athens, OH
Artist’s Talk, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
Screenprintathon, a screenprinting event held during the Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville, OH
Papermaking at the Athens Farmers’ Market, demonstration along with my papermaking class on how to pull paper and form sheets, using recycled fibers as well as local flora from regional farms, Athens, OH
Relief, presented with Nina Caporale, Southern Humanities Council, Louisville, KY

2011    
Phantasmagoric Printaloon Transformathon, week-long collaborative printmaking project between the faculty and graduate students of the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Ohio University, and visiting artists Patty and Robert Mitchell.  Athens, OH
Dulce, Curated and presented an exhibition and lecture on three artists using sweets as investigative art sites, Southern Humanities Council conference, Jacksonville, FL

2010  
Inkahoots, Participant, Annual four-day event involving collaboration with visiting artists.  The first two days consist of generating and refining images to print on posters and clothing; the last two days are the actual event on campus.  Ohio University, Athens, OH

2009      
 Entangled Citizens Symposium, Researched and assisted in drafting documents for presentation, SPURSE, Athens, OH
A Moveable Feast: The Shift and the Set, Paper presented and co-organizer of exhibition, Southern Humanities Council conference, Durham, NC
Inkahoots, Participant, Crowd Management Leader, Ambassador to visiting artist: Clinton Reno. Ohio University, Athens, OH    

2008        
Bird Prints, Presenter and panelist, Mid America Print Council conference, Fargo, ND
Inkahoots, Participant, Crowd Management Leader, Ambassador to visiting artists: students from Indiana University and Delicious Design League, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Printmaking, Presented with Carrie Lingscheit, Athens High School, Athens, OH
Home Is Where the ___ Is, Paper presented and organizer of exhibition, Southern Humanities Council, Knoxville, TN

2006    
Seritypes: A Genetic Screening Project, Presenter and co-organizer with Bill Fisher, 24-hour collaborative project, demonstration, and performance in which, among many things, a series of screenprints were made, Southern Graphics Council Annual Conference, Madison, WI
F-Word: What is Feminism?, Panelist, Women’s Resource Center, Milledgeville, GA
Physical Shifts/Visual Shifts: Artists Respond to Moving to and Living in a Small Southern Community, Presenter, Southern Humanities Council conference, Asheville, NC

2005    
Constructing Self: Identity, Language, and Story in Diana Son’s Stop Kiss, Presented with Susan Cummings, Theatre Talk Back, after the performance of the play, Susan and I presented some critical readings of the work and invited dialogue with viewers about topics raised in the production, Russell Auditorium, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA

2000    
The Doll Project: A Survivor’s Project, Presented with Shannon White; the doll was produced in collaboration with the women at the Baldwin County Rape Crisis Center, Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2015      
No Place, curated with Amber Stout and Salvador Jimenez-Flores, Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI

2012         
Pleased, prints by Meghan O’Connor, Cap City Gallery, Columbus, OH

2011        
New Works by Charlie Touvell, Cap City Gallery, Columbus, OH
Dulce, works by Melissa Haviland, Cait Nolan, and Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, Jacksonville, FL

2010        
Works from Phantom City, paintings by Charlie Tebeau, Cap City Gallery, Columbus, OH
Control Revisted, prints and drawings by Shane Smith, Cap City Gallery, Columbus OH

2009    
Horror Vacui, prints by Benjamin Briggs and Patrick O’Connor, Cap City Gallery, Columbus, OH
Stories in Ink, prints by Carrie Lingscheit, Cap City Gallery, Columbus, OH
Man-Beast, works by Matt Pazzol, Cap City Gallery, Columbus, OH

2008        
Home Is Where the ___ Is, Downtown Hilton, Knoxville, TN   
The Contemporary Arts Exchange, Macon GA    
                                                                  

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014        
Elizabeth Bowers, “Danielle Wyckoff: from whence into which,” article, exhibition announcement, and photographs, Art Mag, Charleston, SC (Winter 2014)
Exhibition announcement in Shanghai, China newspaper (July 2014)

2013        
Urban Institute for Contemporary Art TV, “Danielle Wyckoff,” Grand Rapids, MI (Apr 17 2013), http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt_wZ01cKvw

2012        
Katie Bruhn, “Found In Translation: OU Grads Collaborate At Majestic Galleries,” announcement and photographs, WOUB News, woub.org (Oct 24 2012)

2011      
Scott Iwasaki, “An Introduction to Genius,” announcement and photograph, Park Record (May 17 2011)      
Park City TV, “Danielle Wyckoff: Artist Profile,” Park City, UT (May 2011),http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33bNmtp4J6c
        
2009        
The Tusculum Review—Online Journal, Featured Artist, three drawings, www2.tusculum.edu/tusculumreview/2009/11/16/danielle-wyckoff-4/


PRESS

2013    
“Paper Sample: O-Gami,” Hand Papermaking: Papermakers’ Community Cookbook 28.1 (summer 2013), 19. Co-wrote article with Barb Campagnola about the development of a paper line made at Paper Circle in Nelsonville, OH.
Imagination and the Public Sphere, edited by Susan Cumings, Cover image

2007        
Honor’s Composition Book of Student Essays, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA, Cover image
    
2002-04    
“Among the New Words,” Co-edited and contributed with Wayne Glowka and Megan Melancon, an article published quarterly in American Dialect Society

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Amity Art Foundation, Woodbridge, CT
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Carroll Reese Gallery, Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Carsten Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, WI
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI
Hagrett Rare Book Collection, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Southern Graphics Council Archives, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS    
University of Miami, Miami, FL
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI