ArtCure 2016 – ART TO BEAT CANCER for Children's Research Institute 2015
Auction Ends: May 8, 2015 09:00 PM CDT


"Gorilla I"

Item Number
Estimated Value
$450 USD
$250 USD to wf5f7f729
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

5x5 inches, Charcoal, acrylic, conte and copper foil on artistic paper

Framed with glass.

Artist: J.M. Culver

The final price for this painting will be MATCHED, thereby doublling the donation for impactful cancer research at Children's Research Institute in Dallas. 

Artist Bio:
"I am a figurative artist working with the narrative and abstraction. My work focuses on the process of drawing and painting, having a sense of immediacy and depicting an honest reaction to the subject matter.

I am interested in exploring relationships, allegories, and ambiguities of the human condition. My intention is to create subjective narratives that evoke an emotional response and develop a dialogue between the art and the viewer.

I am originally from North Carolina and have resided in Minneapolis for over a decade. I attended Syracuse University in New York for graduate studies in 2011. I received my BFA in Painting in 2006 from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. I currently work full time in my studio located in Minneapolis."

Curriculum Vitae
Graduate Studies, Painting, Syracuse University, New York
BFA, Painting, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota
2010 - present
2010 - present
Solo Exhibitions
Remnants, Gallery 122, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Conjured Memories, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Selected Group Exhibitions
Gifts in the Gallery, Inez Greenberg Gallery, Bloomington Theatre and Art Center, Minnesota
Recent Paintings and Drawings, Gallery 505, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Art in Bloom, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
California Dreamin', California Art Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bringing the Harvest Home, Deer Creek Gallery, Aurora, Oregon
Open Studio Exhibiton, Annual Art-A-Whirl, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Recent Paintings, Gallery 505, Minneapolis, Minnesota
CS // SpeakEasy, Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Love/Hate, Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Untitled I Exhibition, Shaffer Art, Syracuse, New York
Cult Sisters II, Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ultimate Landscape, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Off Center, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
About Face, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cult Sisters 5, Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sixth Annual Member¿s Exhibition, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Art Perchance, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Struggle Within, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Autumn Artquinox, Grain Belt Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Art Ache, Grain Belt Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Anatomy: Creation, Existence, and Decomposition, SSCA, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Paradigm Shift, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Grain Belt Artists Gala, Grain Belt Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Anxiety Dreams, Q.arma Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Critical Habitat III, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Projection Exhibition, Center for Independent Artists, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ephemeral Space: Ephemerality, Tonnage Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
A Sororal Gathering, The AZ Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Earthscapes, The AZ Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Diorama-rama, The Bell Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Curatorial Work
The Nature of Romance, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
About Face, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Featured Artist, Reflections, A Collection of Art, Art Impressions Publishing, Inc. April
Featured Artist, Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition
A-list Feature, Cult Sisters II, Review, City Pages, Minnesota, May
Featured Video Segment, MN Original art series, Twin Cities Public Television
Featured Interview, Local Artist Interviews, Minnesota, January
Twin Cities Top 100 Creative Types, Interview, City Pages, Minnesota
A-List Review (Curator /Featured Artist), About Face, City Pages, Minnesota, September
Featured Artist, Art & Beyond Magazine, July
A-List Feature, Cult Sisters 5, Review, City Pages, Minnesota, June
Featured Artist, Cult Sisters 5, Video Interview, 3-Minute Egg, Minnesota, June
Art Enters Cult Status, Interview / Review, The Minnesota Daily, June
Conjured Memories: A Psychological Narrative Writ, Solo Exhibition Review, SouthWest Journal, Minnesota, March
Conjured Memories: Drawing on Memory, Solo Exhibition Review, The Minnesota Daily, March
Featured Artist, Solo Exhibition Interview, Rift Magazine, Minnesota, March
Featured Poet, Stellar Showcase Journal, March April May
Anxiety Dreams at Altered Esthetics: The Morning After, Review, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota
Featured Artwork, The Rake Magazine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April
Graduate Painting Merit Fellowship, Syracuse University, New York
Cari DeWall-Obst Uptown Art Association Scholarship, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Friends of MCAD Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Alliss Foundation Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Professional Experience
Independent Fine Artist
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, New York
Graduate Representative, Painting Department
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, New York
Teaching Assistant, Visiting Artist Lecture Series
SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gallery Director, Board and Exhibition Chair, Marketing Committee
Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Teaching assistant for artists with disabilities
SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vice Chair on Board of Directors, Exhibition Chair, Marketing Committee
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Development Assistant
No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Executive Gallery Assistant
Abusement Park Entertainment, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Performance Artist
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sketch Artist, Opening Reception for The Age of Romanticism
Minnesota Retreat for the Arts, Crystal, Minnesota