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

Art

"Black Birds II"

Item Number
153
Estimated Value
$800 USD
Sold
$350 USD to LondonHomesickBlues
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

8x8 inches. Oil, acrylic and charcoal on wood panel.

Artist: J.M. Culver

The final price for this painting will be MATCHED, thereby doubling the donation for impactful cancer research at Children's Medical 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

Education
2011
Graduate Studies, Painting, Syracuse University, New York

2006
BFA, Painting, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota

2010 - present

Solo Exhibitions
2011
Remnants, Gallery 122, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010
Conjured Memories, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014
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
2013
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
2012
Recent Paintings, Gallery 505, Minneapolis, Minnesota
CS // SpeakEasy, Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Love/Hate, Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2011
Untitled I Exhibition, Shaffer Art, Syracuse, New York
Cult Sisters II, Cult Status Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010
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
2009
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
2008
Grain Belt Artists Gala, Grain Belt Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Anxiety Dreams, Q.arma Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Critical Habitat III, Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2007
Projection Exhibition, Center for Independent Artists, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ephemeral Space: Ephemerality, Tonnage Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2006
A Sororal Gathering, The AZ Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Earthscapes, The AZ Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Diorama-rama, The Bell Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Curatorial Work

2011
The Nature of Romance, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010
About Face, SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Publications
2013
Featured Artist, Reflections, A Collection of Art, Art Impressions Publishing, Inc. April
2012
Featured Artist, Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition
2011
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
2010
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
2009
Featured Poet, Stellar Showcase Journal, March April May
2008
Anxiety Dreams at Altered Esthetics: The Morning After, Review, Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota
2007
Featured Artwork, The Rake Magazine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April

Awards
2011
Graduate Painting Merit Fellowship, Syracuse University, New York
2005-2006
Cari DeWall-Obst Uptown Art Association Scholarship, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2001-2006
Friends of MCAD Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2002-2003
Alliss Foundation Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Professional Experience
2006-Present
Independent Fine Artist
2011
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
2010-2011
SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gallery Director, Board and Exhibition Chair, Marketing Committee
2010-2011
Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Teaching assistant for artists with disabilities
2009-2010
SSCA Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vice Chair on Board of Directors, Exhibition Chair, Marketing Committee
2001-2006
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Development Assistant
2005
No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Executive Gallery Assistant
2004
Abusement Park Entertainment, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Performance Artist
2003
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sketch Artist, Opening Reception for The Age of Romanticism
Minnesota Retreat for the Arts, Crystal, Minnesota