Rachel Merrill

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Education:

2004 Master’s of Fine Arts- Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Bloomfield Hills, MI.

2001 Bachelors of Arts- Fine Art, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, MN.

Exhibitions:

Solo Exhibitions:

Stupid Good Sport, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA, 2019

It’s Always a Competition, Graceland College, Lamoni, IA, 2017

Group Exhibitions:

SPE Members Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI, 2019

South Bend Biennial, South Bend IN, 2019

DUMU Biennial, Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque, IA, 2019

ALL CAPS Typography Show, AIGA Iowa, Des Moines, IA, 2017

Iowa Woman’s Art Exhibit, Iowa State Capital, Des Moines, IA, 2016

Built ft2, Iowa Center for Architecture, Des Moines, IA, 2016

MO Multimedia Exhibit, Des Moines, IA, 2016

Arise and Act!, The Residential, Des Moines, IA, 2016

Run What Ya Brung, Faculty Exhibition, Grand View University, 2014

Window Dressing, Art Meets Fashion, Des Moines, IA, 2014

Faculty Exhibition, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA, 2013

Prints, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 2013

Interactive, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2009

Faculty Exhibition, Grand View University, Des Moines, IA, 2009

2nd Annual Jane360 Exhibition, Fitch Gallery, Des Moines, IA, 2008

Sub-Ritual, Art Stop- EVAC, Des Moines, IA, 2008

I’ll Show You Mine…, Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA, 2008

Full-Frontal- The Art of Confrontation, Art Stop- EVAC, Des Moines, IA,

2007 Faculty Exhibition, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 2007

Shoe Show, Fitch Gallery, Des Moines, IA, 2007

Online Show, Des Moines, IA, 2007

Adrift, Fitch Gallery, Des Moines, IA, 2006

I love it, but it doesn’t match my sofa!, EVAC Des Moines, IA, 2005

Faculty Exhibition, Rossmor Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 2004

Thesis Exhibition, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2004

Cultural Radar, Richard M. Ross Museum, Delaware, OH, 2004

Printed Matter, Forum Gallery, Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2003

Identity, Denler Gallery, Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN, 2001

 Honors and Awards

• Awarded Iowa Arts Fellowship, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines Iowa 2019

• Merit Award, South Bend Biennial, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend IN

2019

• 1st Place, DUMU Biennial, Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque, IA, 2019

• Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Grand View University, Des Moines, Spring

2018

• Break Out Artist of the Year, Iowa Artists, Des Moines, IA, 2008

 ACADEMIC (AND PROFESSIONAL) EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Professor, Art, Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa, 2012- Present

Adjunct Professor, Grand View University, Des Moines IA, 2007- 2012

Adjunct Professor, Photography, DMACC, Ankeny, IA, 2007- 2012

Adjunct Professor, Photography, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, 2007- 2012

Adjunct Professor, Art, Colorado Technical University, Denver, CO, 2007- 2012

Assistant Professor, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, 2004-205

 PUBLICATIONS

• Lessons in Pink, Around Lamoni, January 23, 2017

• “Fitch Gallery exhibits Adrift,” Juice Magazine, March 19, 2006

• “I love it, but it doesn’t match my sofa,” Amanda Pierre, The Des Moines

Register, September, 2005

 PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

• Strategic Planning Workshop, Iowa Arts Council, Iowa Fellow Presenter, Fall 2018

• Creative Capital, Iowa Arts Council, Participant Presenter, Fall 2018

• CIC National Conference for Online Learning, Presenter, Summer 2018

• Punky Swizz Shizzle: Basic Design for Effective Visual Communication, Lecturer,

Course Hero, San Francisco, CA, Summer 2018

• Best Lesson, Course Hero, Video Presenter, San Francisco, CA, Summer 2018

• CIC National Conference of Online Learning, Presenter, Washington D.C.,

Summer 2018

• It’s Always a Competition Lecture, Popular Culture Conference, Presenter,

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