Curriculum Vitae



 

Kristen Necessary

 

Lives and works in Brevard, North Carolina. 

 

Education

2011 Master of Fine Arts, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Solo Exhibitions    

2014 Spiers GalleryGood Neighbors, Brevard College, Brevard, NC 

2013 Iowa State Library, Almost Nowhere, Des Moines, IA

2012 ACRE Gallery, Constructing Place, Chicago, IL 

2012 Public Space One, The Construction of Place, Iowa City,   IA

2011  Porch Gallery, vernacular (dis) placement, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2010 Space 1232, The Memory of Forgotten Things, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

2009 Charles Harris Library Gallery, Failed Stories and Forgotten Things, Wise, VA

2007 Student Art Space, It Could Not Carry Me Home, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA      

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2016

William King Museum of ArtCherry Bounce: Appalachian Artists. American Elections, Abingdon, VA

Asheville BookWorksCamaraderie, Asheville, NC

Charleston City GalleryOn & Off The Page, Charleston, SC

GreenHill Center for NC ArtGallery Nomads Asheville, Greensboro, NC

CanopyPrint Austin 2016, Austin, TX

2015

Blue Ridge Community CollegeArt Faculty Group Show, Flat Rock, NC

Asheville BookWorks, PrintOcracy, Asheville, NC

Frank GalleryRenaissance Book Arts, Chapel Hill, NC

Chattanooga Public LibraryRenaissance, Chattanooga, TN

Asheville BookWorksRenaissance, Asheville, NC

2014

Spiers Gallery, Art Faculty Group Show, Brevard College, Brevard, NC

Asheville BookWorksBookOpolis 2014, Asheville, NC

State Library of IowaWork from Zenzic Press, Des Moines, IA

South Bend Museum of ArtSpring 2014 Mid American Print Council Members Exhibition, South Bend, IN

2013  

Lawrence Art Center, The Big 10 Print Exchange, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

Wayne & Geraldine Kuhn Gallery, The Idea of North, The Ohio State University at Marion, OH.

2012 

Islensk Grafik  | The Icelandic Printmakers’ Gallery, The Idea of North, Reykjavík, Iceland

Cateye Glasses Studio, Devoted Transients, Cape Girardeau, MO. 

The Times Club, Chambers, Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA. 

Renaissance Gallery, 50 Places, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Myers School of Art, 50 Places, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

Highlands University, Super Awesome Printmakers, Las Vegas, NV

2011  

College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, 50 Places, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Market – Dubuque Gallery, 2011 MFA Exhibition, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2010 

Porch Gallery, Stay on Firm Ground, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 

Washington Printmakers Gallery, Director’s Cut, Silver Spring, MD. 

Space 1232, Fun to Play With but Not to Eat, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Gumball Gallery, When Life Gives You Lemons Make Something Tasty, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2009

Drewelowe Gallery, Systems of Circumstance, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 

Galerija Studio Artlan, Grafika UIowi, Rijeka Croatia. 

The Black Tile Gallery, The Spring Collection, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Gumball Gallery, Sweet Treats, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 

Joan Flash Artists’ Book Collection, Reading: A Selection of Artists’ Books, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2008

Studio Arts, 2008 A Print Odyssey, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Scratching the Surface, Silver Spring, MD

Retro Art Gallery, A Little Bird Told Me, Richmond, VA.  

2007

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, More Ink, Silver Spring, MD. 

Fulton Hill Studios, Under Pressure, Richmond, VA. 

Anderson Gallery, 2007 Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2006

Page Bond Gallery, Emerging/Transition, Richmond, VA. 

Solvent Space, Doing Something, Richmond, VA.  

 

Awards | Distinctions

2012

Artist’s Project Major Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA 

Presidential Scholarship, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO

SOUP Artist Grant, SOUP, Iowa City, IA 

2011

Artist’s Project Mini-Grant, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA

Resident, ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) Steuben, WI 

2009  

CARTHA Award, CARTHA Global Ventures & Collaborative Group, Iowa City, IA

Grant Wood Artist in Residence, United Action for Youth, Iowa City, IA 

2008

Leola Bergman and Iowa Print Group Graduate Fellowship, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Lucinda Mendenhalle Wilde Scholarship, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Outstanding Senior, Painting & Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

The Painting and Printmaking Workshop Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Brooks Fellowship | Anderson Ranch Fellowship Brooks Fellowship Fund and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

2007

VMFA Undergraduate Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

Ed Steinberg Merit Award, Ed Steinberg, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

 

Collections

Art Embassies Program, Collection of the US Embassy, Reykjavík, Iceland

Collection of Cork Printmakers, Cork, Ireland

Collection of the Icelandic Printmaker’s Association, Reykjavík, Iceland

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Monash University, Gipplsand, Australia

Limerick School of Art & Design Special Collections, Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland

McMaster University Special Collections, McMaster University, Hamilton,   Ontario, Canada

Museum of Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Permanent Collection of the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Private Collection, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

PROYECTO´ ace Print Collection,   Buenos Aires, Argentina

Southern Graphics Council Archives, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Studio Artlan,  Rijeka, Croatia

The Leifur Eriksson Foundation, Richmond, VA

The University of Iowa Center for the Book, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 University of Colorado Special Collections, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO