michelle acuff

414 School Ave.

Walla Walla, WA 99362        

t. 319-594-2173      

acuffm@whitman.edu

www.michelleacuff.com

 

MFA Sculpture, May 2002, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

MA Sculpture, May 2000, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

BA Fine Art, Cum Laude, May 1992, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

           

Professional Experience

Associate Professor of Art, Whitman College, 2013-present.

Associate Professor of Art and Chair, Whitman College, 2013-2016.

Assistant Professor of Art, Whitman College, 2007-2012

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Millsaps College, 2005-7

Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa, Spring 2002

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Grinnell College, Spring 2001

 

Awards and Residencies

Signal Fire, Rio Grande Canoe, 2017

The Arctic Circle, 2017

Djerassi, 2017

Anderson Ranch, Visiting Artist, 2014

VCCA Moulin A Nef, Auvillar, France, 2012

Whitman College Perry Grant, 2012

Playa Artist Residency, 2012

Brush Creek Foundation Artist Residency, 2012

Artist Trust GAP Grant, 2010

Ragdale Foundation Artist Residency, 2010

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency, 2010

Whitman College Abshire Grant, Whitman College, 2009

Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, 2006

Millsaps College Faculty Development Grant, 2006

Millsaps College Faculty Travel Award, 2005, 2006

Prairie Center of the Arts, Artist Residency, Peoria, IL, 2006

KHN Center for the Arts, Artist Residency, Nebraska City, NE, 2005

Jentel Foundation, Artist Residency, Banner, WY, 2005

International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Award in

Contemporary Sculpture, 2000

Paula Patton Grahme Scholarship, 1998, 1999, 2000

Len Everett Scholarship 1999, 2000

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014

the immiscible edges, White Box, Portland, OR.

2012

Surrogate, Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA.

Surrogate, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA.

2009

Michelle Acuff – A Topology of Thinking, The Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR.

2008

Michelle Acuff – Corpus, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

2007

Michelle Acuff – Mind’s Meander – The Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.

2006

Wounded- University of Memphis ArtLab, Memphis, TN.

Fragile World - Michelle Acuff, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Satellite Space, Nebraska City, NE.

2005

Making the Mountain – Michelle Acuff, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2002

Butch, Ruby’s Pearl, Iowa City, IA.

2001

Michelle Acuff - Recent Sculpture, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.

The Locus of a Disassociated Self, Eve Drewlowe Gallery, The University of IA.

 

Group Exhibitions

2015

Of Silence, Tilt Export, Outpost Projects, Yucca Valley, CA.

2014

Mutations of Otherness, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, juried by Shoshanna Weinberger.

2013

10x10x10’, Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA, juried by Linda Tesner, Director of the Hoffman Gallery, Lewis & Clark College and Justin Gibbens, co-Founder PUNCH Gallery.

2012

Somewhere Else – Artprize 2012, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.

Consumer Culture, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, juried by M.E. Ware, Associate Professor of Sculpture, Central Michigan University.

Mudiliscious, New Jersey Arts Incubator, West Orange, NJ.

2011

10x10x10, Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA, juried by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum; René Barilleaux, Chief Curator at McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; Stephen Lyons, Director of Platform Gallery.

Green, Attleboro Museum of Art, Attleboro, MA, (juror’s award recipient) juried by Kate McNamara, Director and Chief Curator, Boston University Art Gallery.

9th Annual Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, juried by Alexandra Schwartz, MoMA; Montclair Art Museum.

Intimacy, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, juried by Andrea Green, Director of the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Surrogate, New and Returning Faculty Exhibition, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

12x12x12, Todd Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, juried by Hamlett Dobbins.

Beacons, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.

Small Sculpture Exhibition, Andrews Gallery, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, curated by Elizabeth Mead.

2010

Marlboro Gallery National Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Prince George’s Community College, Lardo, MD, juror: Molly Donovan, Associate Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art.

Seeing Double, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, juror: Kristina Durocher, Curator of Collections, Fitchburg Art Museum.

 Artscapes, Tacoma Arts Commission, Tacoma, WA Yesterday: Today: Tomorrow, The Q Center, Portland, OR.

2009

Seattle CoCA, Across the Divide, Belltown multimedia space and Ballard space, Seattle, WA.

Faculty Exhibition, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

Gertrude Press Group Exhibition, Portland, OR.

2008

Objects of Desire, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2007

New Faculty Exhibition - Introductions – Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

Faculty Exhibition – Millsaps College Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson, MS.

2006

Bi-State Annual Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS.

33rdAnnual Juried Exhibition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA.

Faculty Exhibition - Millsaps College Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson, MS.

2000

Fall/Winter 2000/2001 Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.

50th Annual Quad State Juried Art Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL.

1999

Five Star Art, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Corporal Evidence, Arts Iowa City, Iowa City, IA.

Twenty Third Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Centennial Hall Gallery, Rock Island, IL.

1998

Home, Reservoir Space, The University of Iowa, IA.

Handmade Books, Checkered Space, The University of Iowa, IA.

1995

Gelatina, Fundacion Paul Rivet, Cuenca, Ecuador.

1994

Experiencias de Vida y Muerte, Museo del Banco Central, Cuenca,

Ecuador.

1992

Women Do Women, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Lesbian Art Movement, Liz Long Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Rock Island Fine Art Exhibition, Centennial Hall Gallery, Rock Island, IL.

1991

Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Centennial Hall Gallery, Rock Island, IL.

Quad City Regional Art Showcase, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA.

1990

What’s New in Art? Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL.

Visual Aids, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA.