Resume

 

Education

Ongoing

MFA in Studio Art (Drawing), University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Graduate minor in Women & Gender Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

December 2015

BFA in Art & Design (Painting, drawing, printmaking), Towson University, Towson, MD.
BS in Art History, Towson University, Towson, MD (Cum Laude)

 

Exhibitions

2018

-Double Booked, SRLBX/Hitt St Gallery, Columbia, MO
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Future Tense II, Juried by C. Pazia Mannella & Cathrine Armbrust, Surface Design Association, Columbia, MO
-Ekphrasis, Juried by Diana Moxon , The Box Gallery, Kansas City, MO
-NOVAS, Cultural Arts Council Douglasville, Douglasville, GA
-Sanctuary: 31st National Juried Exhibition, Juried by Charles Young Walls, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mable House Arts Center, Mableton, GA
-Nessi Alexander-Barnes & Riana Bovil (Duo), Talking Horse Theater, Columbia, MO|
-Varsity Art XXII, Art Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO, nominated by Joe Johnson
-39th Annual Paper In Particular, Juried by Tameryn McDermott, Columbia College, Columbia, MO
-Gradualism, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2017

-The Graduates, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-The Graduates: MU MFA Candidates, Orr Street Gallery & Studios, Columbia, MO
-Motley Crew, Resident Arts, Columbia, MO

2016

-20th Multicultural Conference, 2016, Towson University, Towson, MD
-Poe-nography, Escape Artists Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015

-So Long and Thanks For All The Fish (Solo), Storage Space Gallery, Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD
-Who Can you Tell, 2015 International Conference on Stigma, Howard University, Washington, DC
- Animals, Awards Juried by Greg Houston, TowsonARTS Collective, Towson, MD.
- Athenaeum Invitational, Juried by Twig Murray, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association's Atheneaum, Alexandria, VA
- Fredrick Fall Fest, Old Fredrick News Post Building, Fredrick, MD
- Will's Creek Exhibition: One-cubed, Juried by Amanda Jirón Murphy & Jessica Beck, Allegany Arts Council's Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD
- Anything Goes, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD
- Anima: Roles and Identity through Distorted Bodies, TowsonARTS Collective, Towson, MD.
- Meridian, Towson ARTS Collective, Towson, MD
- Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Juried by Cara Ober, Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD

 

Publications & Awards

2018

-Featured Artist, The Body Collective, Volume 2, 2018
-Personal Mythology: Interview with Nessi Alexander-Barnes, by Sarah Mills, Sept 27 2018,Create Magazine Blog, Create Magazine
-Issue XI, Create Magazine, Aug/Sept Fall 2018, Juried by Conrad Benner, Create Magazine
-Quoted, "For Pride, we asked you to name your favorite LGBTQ characters Growing Up, Real or Imagined", by Rowan Walrath,  Mother jones Podcast, Mother Jones
-Dorothy Rollins Memorial Scholarship, Merit-based scholarship, University of Missouri
-May Cover Artist, Crab Fat Magazine, May issue, 2018
-April Cover Artist, Crab Fat Magazine, April issue, 2018
-Interviewee, "Meet The Artist: Nessi Alexander-Barnes",  Art St Louis, St Louis, MO
-"Paper Nouns: National Exhibit offers particular vibe at Columbia College," The Columbia Daily Tribune
-"'Gradualism' Gives art Students Platform To Display Work", The Maneater/MOVE Magazine
-Talking Horse Productions Exhibition Award, George Caleb Bingham Gallery & Talking Horse Productions, Columbia, MO

2017

- Richard and Patricia Endowment for the Arts, Art Endowment Award, University of Missouri
- Featured Artist, "Nessi Alexander-Barnes", Columbia Daily Tribune

2016

-Featured Artist, Grub Street, Volume 65, 2016
- Featured artist, Baltimore LED Art Billboard, Station North, MD.

2015

- Featured Artist, Outrageous Fortune, Volume 7.1, 2015
- Featured artist, Baltimore LED Art Billboard, Station North, MD.
- Featured Artist, “Artist Spotlight: Paint Expressions,” The Towerlight
- 2nd Prize & Featured Artist, 2015 International Conference on Stigma at Howard University
- William Denner Painting Award, Art Endowment Award: Painting, Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Towson University

 

Curating, Teaching, Presentations

2018

-Promotions Team Member, Gradualism, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-ART_DRAW1050 Drawing: Materials and Methods, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), Fall 2018, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-ART_DRAW2210 Color Drawing, Shadow, Summer 2018, Prof. Matt Ballou, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-ART_PNT2500 Beginning Painting, Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), Spring 2018, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-ART_PRNT2730 Introduction to Screen Printing, Shadow, Spring 2018, Prof. Chris Daniggelis, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-Albers Color Theory in Four Days, Workshop instructor, ART_PNT3500 Intermediate Painting, Spring 2018, Prof. Anna Wehrwein, University of Missouri, Columbia MO

2017

-Promotions Team Member, The Graduates, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-Graduate Teaching Assistant in Art_Draw1050 Drawing 1, Fall 2017, Nessi Alexander-Barnes, University of Missouri, Columbia MO
-Shadow in ART_PNT3500 Intermediate Painting, Fall 2017, Prof. Nathan Boyer, University of Missouri, Columbia MO
-Graduate Teaching Assistant (Lab Instructor) in ART_GNRL1020 Writing-intensive Appreciation of Art, Spring 2017, Prof. Patricia Kreps, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-Secretary of Association of Graduate Art Students, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2016

-Graduate Teaching Assistant (Lab Instructor) in ART_GNRL1020 Writing-intensive Appreciation of Art, Fall 2016, Prof. Patricia Kreps, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
-Shadow in ART_DRAW1050 Drawing 1, Fall 2016, Prof. Matt Ballou, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- Teaching Assistant in ART352 Painterly Printmaking, Spring 2016, Prof. Tonia Matthews, Towson University, Towson, MD.
- Printmaking Lab Assitant, Spring 2016, Towson University, Towson, MD

2015

-Intern at Escape Artists Gallery, Baltimore, MD
- Intern at Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
- Co-Coordinator, Anima, Towson Arts Collective, Towson, MD.