RESUME/CONTACT

Abbey Fitzpatrick
abbeyfitpatty@gmail.com                      

Education
Golden Apple Artist Residency, Ripley’s Neck, MaineJuly, 2012
M.F.A.  2005 Painting  Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
B.F.A.  2002 Painting  Kendall College of Art and Design, GR, MI
B.F.A.  (studies) 2000  Fine Arts SACI School of Art, Florence, Italy
B.S. 1970  Multidisciplinary Social ScienceMichigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Art-Related Work Experience
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University                  Adjunct Professor
17 Fountain St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI49503                                            8/05 - 12/14
1-800-676-2787                                                                                          1-2 courses/semester

Teach studio foundation classes, 2- Dimensional Design and Color Theory to Freshmen and Sophomore students.  Prepare syllabi, course assignments, Power Point presentations , Photoshop and work with students in a studio environment.

Grand Rapids Community College                                                            Adjunct Professor
143 Bostwick Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI49503                                       8/06 -8/15
616-234-4000                                                                                             2 courses/semester

Teach studio foundation classes, 2-D Design and Drawing 1, to a diverse population of students.
Prepare syllabi, course assignments, demos, Power Point presentations, Photoshop assignments and work with students in a studio environment.

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University                   Graduate Teaching Asst.
17 Fountain St. , NW, Grand Rapids, MI49503                                            8/03 - 5/05
1-800-676-2787                                                                                           10-20 hours per week

Assisted professors in the Sculpture and Painting programs with classes, including demos and critiques.

Abbey Fitzpatrick Studio                                                                             Self-Employed Artist
710 Liberty Street, Spring Lake, MI 49456                                                  12/01 to 05/16

Work in oils and other media to produce 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork for galleries, shows and commissions.

Juried Shows and Exhibitions (last 10 years)
2016 - Ivy Arts Member Show - Minneapolis, MN
2015 - West Michigan Regional Competition - Muskegon Museum of Art
2014 - West Michigan Regional Competition - Muskegon Museum of Art

2013 – One-of-a Kind Show, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL                
2013 -Solo Show at C2C Gallery, Grand Haven, MI
2012 - Celebration of the Arts – First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 - Celebration of the Arts – First United Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 -West Michigan Regional Competition – Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2008 - Solo Show - Hope Bourbas District Library, Okemos, MI 

2007 - Solo Show - Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
2006 - West Michigan Regional Competition - Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
2006 - Bits N' Pieces - Lowell Area Arts Council, Lowell, MI
2006 - Reed's Lake Clothesline Arts Festival, East Grand Rapids, MI
2005 - MFA Thesis Exhibition , Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2005 - West Michigan Regional Competition - Lowell Arts Council, Lowell, MI
2005 - West Michigan Regional Competition - Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI    

Awards and Honors
2014 - West Michigan Symphony Purchase Award
2012 - Golden Apple Art Residency
2003-5 - Fellowship - Kendall College of Art and Design MFA Program
2003 - Presenter - Art History Symposium- Kendall College of Art and Design
2003 - Honorable Mention - West Michigan Regional Competition - Lowell, MI
2002 - Serendipity Prize - Winterfest - Grand Haven , MI

Collections
West Michigan Symphony
Muskegon Community College
Grand Haven Community Foundation
Numerous private collections

Represented by
C2C Gallery, Grand Haven, MI
Vine Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Juror
2015 - Grand Haven Summer Art Show, Grand Haven, MI
2013 – Art Center Traverse City Art Show, Traverse City, MI
2012 -  Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven, MI
2009 -  Art on the Riverfront, Grand Haven, MI