The work I create serves as a physical documentation of my daily surroundings and a visual commentary on the people and structures I encounter. While my focus is primarily urban landscapes, I derive inspiration from a variety of settings. Mood and movement are two components which take precedent in my work. Using these elements, I aim to create an atmosphere in which the viewer may momentarily visualize themselves within.


REPRESENTATION:

Brandt-Roberts Galleries
642 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 223-1655
brandtrobertsgalleries.com

Copper Top Gallery
203 West Main Street
Loudonville, OH, 44842


INVOLVEMENT:

Ohio Watercolor Society, Signature Member
American Watercolor Society, Associate Member
Ohio Plein Air Society, Member

AWARDS & HONORS:

2017
• Dresden Residency Recipient, Greater Columbus Arts Council
• Visual Arts Fellowship Recipient, Greater Columbus Arts Council and Columbus Museum of Art
• Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council
• Artist in the Community Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council
• 1st Place in Water Media,25th Annual Piqua Fine Arts Exhibition
• Best of Show, Dublin Area Art League 14th Annual Paint Out
• 1st Place Plein Air Award, Ohio State Fair

2016
• Community Arts Partnership Awards Art Purchase, Greater Columbus Arts Council
• Artist in the Community Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council
• First Place, Plein Air Competition, Ohio State Fair
• United Art and Education Co. Award, Ohio Watercolor Society

2015
• 1st Place Plein Air Award, Ohio State Fair
• 1st place Columbus Through A Lense Competition, Le Meridien Columbus - The Joseph http://www.lemeridiencolumbus.com

2014
• Bink Davies Peoples Choice Award, Art For Life
• Marti Fenker Memorial Award, Ohio Watercolor Society
• 1st Place Plein Air Award, Ohio State Fair
• Greater Columbus Arts Council Award, Ohio State Fair

2013
• Merit Award, Ohio Watercolor Society
• Collage of Women Award, Ohio State Fair
• 1st Place Plein Air Award, Ohio State Fair
• Greater Columbus Arts Council Plein Air Award, Ohio State Fair
• Patron Purchase Award, Ohio State Fair

2012
• 1st Place Plein Air Award, Ohio State Fair
• Greater Columbus Arts Council Plein Air Award, Ohio State Fair

2011
• 1st Place Wooster Wine and Beer Festival Poster Design, Wayne Center for the Arts


EXHIBITIONS:

2017
The Painted City, Schumacher Gallery, Bexley, OH
The Best of the Ohio Plein Air Society, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus OH

2016
Avenues and Alleyways, Cody Heichel and Curt Butler, Brandt-Roberts Galleries; Columbus, OH
Art 360: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio, Columbus Museum of Art; Columbus, OH
Art for Life, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH
Watercolor Ohio 2016, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH

2015
Convergence, Brandt-Roberts Galleries; Columbus, OH
Art of Recovery, Featured artist of the year, The Hilton Columbus; Columbus, OH
Masterwork, Tacocat Cooperative; Columbus, OH
Cody Heichel, Marcia Evans Gallery; Columbus, OH
A Century of Ohio Watercolor, Portsmouth Museum of Art; Portsmouth Ohio

2014
Watercolors, Cody Heichel and Chelstin Ross, Marcia Evans Gallery; Columbus, OH
Art for Life, Ohio History Center; Columbus, OH
Art Crawl, German Village Society; Columbus, OH
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center; Columbus, OH
Watercolor Ohio 2014, Mansfield Art Center; Mansfield, OH

2013
Contemporary Mediums, Marcia Evans Gallery; Columbus, OH
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center; Columbus, OH
Watercolor Ohio 2013, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts; Oberlin, OH

2012
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Cox Fine Arts Center; Columbus, OH
Watercolor Ohio 2012, Riffe Gallery; Columbus, OH
Thumb Box, Ohio Art League Gallery; Columbus, OH
AGORA 9, Junctionview Studios; Columbus, OH
May Exhibition Featured Artist, 83 Gallery; Columbus, OH

2011
Thumb Box, Ohio Art League Gallery; Columbus, OH



TEACHING / RESIDENCIES:

2013-Present
• Art Instructor, Cupcakes and Canvases, The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

2017
• Watercolor Workshop, Ohio Watercolor Society, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH

2016
• Artist In Residence, Highlands Nature Sanctuary; Bainbridge, OH

2015
• Watercolor Workshop, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, McConnell Arts Center; Worthington, OH
• Lecture, Columbus School for Girls, Riffe Gallery; Columbus, OH


MEDIA:

2016
Video Interview, Art 360: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio, Broad & High
http://video.wosu.org/video/2365680510/

2015
Video Interview, Riffe Gallery: A Centry of Ohio Watercolor Short, The Ohio Channel
http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/Media.aspx?fileId=146092

2014
Jesse Tigges, Last Chance: “Watercolors”, Columbus Alive
http://www.columbusalive.com/content/stories/2014/09/25/art-preview-last-chance-watercolors.html
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