curriculum vitae

education

1995
MFA, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY (Graduate Award)
1991
BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO (Painting/Printmaking) [Honors]
1986
BA, College of Journalism at University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE (Art/Psychology/Advertising)

professional experience

2017–present
Adjunct Instructor, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: Drawing I & II
2015–2016
Adjunct Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: 3D Design
2011–present
Annual Exhibitions Assistant, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park,
Grand Rapids MI; Assist in the development, planning, and execution of three major exhibitions attracting 750,000 guests annually. Work with stakeholders at all levels of organization from vice presidents to volunteers.
2008–2011
Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: Portfolio Camp, Sculpture, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting, and Creative Thinking Workshop
2008–2011
Instructor, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI, courses taught: Summer Art Camp, Outreach Education
1997–2005
Owner, Nollette Studio, Brooklyn NY; Designed and manufactured short run, and custom furniture. Notable clients: The Birch Pond Group (j.jill Retail Stores), Yves St. Laurent, and MGM Mirage Hotel.

honors/residencies

2016
Marble House Artist Residency, Dorset VT
2011
Honorable Mention, 25th International Juried Art Show, Summit NJ (Juror: Joan Young, Associate Curator Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
1996
Alternate, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Award, New York NY
1995
Graduate Award, Queens College at the City University of New York, Queens NY
1994
Honorable Mention, 12th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill NY (Juror: Jerry Salt)
1986
Margaret K. Debord Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
1985
Sue Wilson Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
1984
Hazel V. Emely Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
1983
Luther Drake Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

bibliography

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Duimstra, Tom D. “Naming names: Narrowing down excellent work to 10 artists.” culturedgr.org. N.p.,18 Jan. 2017. Web.

Buist, Kevin. “Naming names: My 10 favorite Grand Rapids artists.” culturedgr.org. N.p., 16 Jan. 2017. Web.

Bechiri, Holly. “Naming names: Look at us growing, Grand Rapids.” culturedgr.org. N.p., 25 Jan. 2017. Web.

“Maureen Nollette: Honorable Ordinaries.” Textile-art-review.fr. N.p., 14 Aug. 2016. Web.

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Rico, Nicole. “Summer Visual Art Exhibits and Happenings from GRAM to KIA.” Revue. N.p., 7 June 2016. Web.

Villarreal, Ignacio. “Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Michigan Artist Series presents Maureen Nollette: Honorable Ordinaries.” Artdaily.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2016.

@dada25th. “Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Michigan Artist Series presents Maureen Nollette: Honorable Ordinaries.” The Dallas Art Dealers Association. N.p., 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2016.

Bechiri, Holly. “New show at GRAM succeeds in honoring women’s work, ordinary objects.” Therapidian.org. N.p., 2 June 2016. Web.

Beckerer, Joe. “Artprize 2013 venue review: SiTE:LAB is again a muse for creativity.” Mlive.com. N.p., 22 Sept. 2013. Web.

“Live Coverage Features: Maureen Nollette and Michele Bosak.” Therapidian.org. N.p., 10 Feb. 2012. Web. 16 Dec. 2016.

Kimelman, Molly. “UICA show ‘Associations’ welcomes artist old and new.” The Grand Rapids Press Apr. 2011: N.p. Print.

Bechiri, Holly. “(a)wake: Local women artist’ exhibition for Women’s History Month.” Therapidian.org. N.p., 28 Mar. 2011. Web.

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Batchelder, Lynn. “KIA Area Show.” Bezhustudio.blogspot.com. N.p., 10 Apr. 2010. Web.

Goddard, Elizabeth. “Conversations.” Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Fall 2009: 8. Print.

Brunsting, Josh. “Pair of exhibits encourage compassion, contrast.” Grand Valley Lanthorn 22 Nov. 2009: N.p. Print.

Allen, Tommy. “G-Sync.” Rapidgrowthmedia.com. N.p., 22 Oct. 2009. Web.

Ehert, Laura H. “Nollette Studio branches out to Artwork.” The Dallas Morning News [Dallas] 2 July 2007, morning ed.: N.p. Print.

Becker, Holly. “Brooklyn Designs 2007: Round up!” Decor8. N.p., 10 May 2007. Web. 16 Dec. 2016.

Yunghans, Regina. “Nollette Studio.” Apartment Therapy. N.p., 1 Feb. 2007. Web.

Merrill, Linda. “Surroundings.” Chameleon Interiors. N.p., 30 Jan. 2007. Web.

Modder, Sabine. “Modern Contemporary Art.” Art Moco. N.p., 20 Jan. 2007. Web.

O’Malley, Cory. “Put it on the Barbie.” Clear July 2003: 19. Print.

Chen, Aric. “Ultra Vegas.” Interior Design July 2003: 239. Print.

Henrich, Antonine. Inview July 2002: 71. Print.

Rodriguez, Suzanne. “At the Artist’s Table–White Nights.” Gourmet Mar. 2007: 148. Print.

“Room Service.” MBA Jungle Sept. 2007: 57. Print.

Wright, Peg Churchill. “National Small Works exhibition suffers from abundance of clichés.” The Daily Gazette 23 June 1994: A10. Print.

Schetzel, Florence. “New Direction in Gender…and Clothes.” The Poughkeepsie Journal [Poughkeepsie] 7 Oct. 1994: 8D. Print.

lecturer/critic

2016
Artist Talk “Honorable Ordinaries”, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
Senior Critique, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2012/2015
Artist Lecture and Critique, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
Artist Lecture and Critique, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
2014
Panelist, Avenue for the Arts’ First Fridays, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts,
Grand Rapids MI
2013/2014
Artist Demonstration, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids MI
2009
Artist Talk “Current Work”, Northern Trust Bank’s For Arts’ Sake, Grand Rapid MI
Artist Lecture and Workshop, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2008
Artist Workshop, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
2006
Artist Lecture and Workshop, School of Visual Arts, New York NY

curator/juror

2018
Curator, code ORANGE, the home of Tom Clinton, Grand Rapids MI
2017/2018
Juror, The Marble House Project, Artists Residency, Dorset VT
Curator, Gilding the Pussy, Project 337, Grand Rapids MI
2009–2013
Member of Curatorial Board, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
2011
Juror, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
Curator, (a)wake, The Cornerstone Building, Grand Rapids MI
2010/2012
Juror, Scholastic’s Art Awards Regional Exhibition, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

collections

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit MI

MGM Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas NV

jill Group, Tilton NH

Yves St. Laurent, New York NY

Private Collections

registry/gallery

The Drawing Center, New York, NY

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY

LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids & Douglas, MI

solo exhibitions

2016
Honorable Ordinaries, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
2009
Untitled (flesh), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
1995
 Made Especially for You, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Paul Klapper Gallery,
Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY
1993
Peep Show, Paul Klapper Gallery, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY

group exhibitions

2018
TBA, Divisible Gallery, Dayton OH
code ORANGE, the home of Tom Clinton, Grand Rapids MI
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
2017
95th Annual All-Media Exhibition, The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI
Perception & Intention, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson NY
Gilding the Pussy, Project Space 337, Grand Rapids MI
2016
Inked, Pressed, Cut & Sewn (invitational), Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
 sELECTED Works, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
At Home and Further Afield (invitational), SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids MI
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
2015
Governors Island Art Fair (juried), New York NY [catalogue]
Toast, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
Loosely Bound (juried), 106 Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapid MI
2014
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
Even/End, CultureWorks (invitational), Holland MI
Out of the Polar Vortex, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
2013
The Not Yet (invitational), SiTE:LAB Grand Rapids MI
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
2012
From Lausanne to Beijing (juried), The 7th International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition Beijing, China [catalogue]
Working Toward Invisible, Marygrove College Art Gallery, Detroit MI
Formative Process (invitational), Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
The Power of Pattern, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
Broad Without Walls (juried), Michigan State University, East Lansing MI
Acts of Recognition (invitational), Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2011
West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI
(a)wake (invitational), The Cornerstone Building, Grand Rapids MI
Associations (invitational), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
25th International Juried Art Show (juried), Visual Arts Center of New Jersey,
Summit NJ
2010
Drawing in the Expanded Field (juried), Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO [catalogue]
Governors Island Art Fair (juried), Governors Island, New York NY
Michigan—Land of Riches (invitational), SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids MI
West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI
2009
The Sketchbook Project (juried), Art House Gallery, Atlanta GA
ArtPrize at Tanglefoot (invitational), Tanglefoot Studios, Grand Rapids MI
2008
 All Area/All Media Statewide Exhibition (juried), ArtCenter, Traverse City MI
2007
Design Trust for Public Space Art & Design Auction (juried), Milk Gallery, New York NY
Brooklyn Designs (juried), St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn NY
1994
Art Competition (juried), The Strouse-Adler Smoothie Foundation Building, New Haven CT
12th Annual National Small Works Exhibition (juried), Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill NY
New Directions ’94: Women 30, Men