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Resume / CV


Marlana Adele Vassar


Education:


University of Pittsburgh – B.A. Studio Arts, 2006
Drexel University – Media Design / Post- Baccalaureate Studies, 2006-2007
Fleisher Art Memorial – Studio Arts / Lithography 2007-2009

Selected Solo Exhibitions:


2015:

“Gamine” (July-August, 2015) – The Gallery 4; Pittsburgh, PA

2014:

“Natural Selection” (July-Sept. 2014) – Touchstone Center for Crafts; Chalk Hill, PA

2013:

“In Medias Res” –The Gallery 4; Pittsburgh, PA
“Call And Response” – The August Wilson Center; Pittsburgh, PA

2012:

“Debutante” – The Gallery 4; Pittsburgh, PA

2009:

“Featured Artist for February” – Mugshots; Philadelphia, PA

2008:

“Expose” –The Franklin Institute; Philadelphia PA

Selected Group and Feature Shows:


2018:


Distillery 8 Residency Group Show (April-June, 2018) - Brew House Association Gallery; Pittsburgh, PA


“Retrospective” (February - March, 2018 - The Gallery 4; Pittsburgh PA


2017:


“Bared” - (August-Sept, 2017) - Ground Floor Gallery; Nashville, TN

2015:


“Sub Persona” – The Columbia Writers – Baltimore, MD. (July 28th, 2015)
“Les Femmes Folles Presents: TALES” – The Monongalia Arts Center; (May 2015)
“Trapped Tales” – The Columbia Writers – Baltimore, MD. (March 14th, 2015)
“The Annual Salon Show” – The Gallery 4; (March 2015) Pittsburgh, PA
“Children’s Hospital Benefit Show” (Dec.. 2015) – Pittsburgh Athletic Association; Pittsburgh, PA


2014:


“Annual Art Benefit” – Touchstone Center for Crafts; Chalk HIll, PA
“Black History Month Group Show” – WashArts; Washington, PA
“Children’s Hospital Benefit Show” (Nov.. 2014) – Pittsburgh Athletic Association; Pittsburgh, PA

2012:


“Fountain Art Fair”- Art Basel; Miami, FL (Dec. 2012)

2011:


“Release” – The Gallery 4; Pittsburgh, PA
“Artist of the Pike” – Melega Art Museum; Brownsville, PA
“7×11” – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts; Grand Rapids, MI

2010:


“Artprize 2010” – Hopcat; Grand Rapids, MI
“Starving Artist” – Art House Co-op; Brooklyn, NY
“The Sketchbook Project” – Art House Co-op; Atlanta, GA-International traveling exhibition

2009:


“Everything But The Kitschen Sync” –La Luz De Jesus Gallery; Los Angeles, CA
“Grand Small Works Show” – F.U.E.L. Collection; Philadelphia PA

2008:


”Artfully Crafted – Blue Moon Brewing Co’s Art of Beer”- F.U.E.L. Collection; Philadelphia PA
“Children’s Hospital Benefit”- Random Thought Collaborative; Philadelphia, PA

2007:


“Art of I” – The Franklin Institute: Philadelphia, PA
“Halloween Group Show” – Tiberino Museum- Philadelphia PA

Installations and Public Projects:


“Young Explorers” - Pittsburgh, PA (2018)
“Art in the Heart” (June-Nov., 2016) - Ithaca, NY
“Sidewall Project” - Pittsburgh, PA (April 2016)
“40th St Mural” - Pittsburgh, PA (2015)
“Crescent St. Murals”- New York, NY (2008)

Residencies, Events and Special Projects:

2017-2018:


Brew House Distillery - Resident Artist

2016:


Dick Blick - Prismacolor Event, Featured Artist (April)
Art All Night - Featured Artist, Pittsburgh, PA (April)


2015:


78 Tarot– created an original piece interpreting the “Two of Cups” for the 78 Tarot Art Card Deck Project
Art All Night, Pittsburgh, PA - Featured Mural Artist and Live Painter

2014:


Touchstone Center for Crafts – Mixed Media Workshop (July-August, 2014)
Art All Night, Pittsburgh, PA - Live Painter (April, 2014)
78 Tarot – Featured Artist / Designer (April, 2014)

2013 - 2014:


TALL Program Fellow with Gateway to the Arts; Pittsburgh, PA

August Wilson Center Fellowship and Visual Art Residency; Pittsburgh, PA

2012:


Jozart Center for the Arts: Volunteer and Resident Artist

2008:


New York Cares – Lead Mural Artist

Public Collections:


Molson-Coors Art Gallery - Colorado, USA
Urban League - Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Awards:

2007: Art of I – 1st Place/Patron’s Choice
2008: Artfully Crafted – 1st Place
2011: Artist of the Pike – The Melega Museum
2013: August Wilson Center Fellowship Award Recipient (Visual Art)
2013: Gateway to the Arts – Tall Grant Recipient

Selected Bibliography and Press:

2017:
Deskins, Sally. “Bared.” Les Femmes Folles 2016 Anthology. Spring 2017

2016:
Deskins, Sally. “Tales.” Les Femmes Folles 2015 Anthology. Spring 2016
Papineau, Eric. Steel City Artists Anthology. Summer 2016

2015:
Shaw, Kurt. “Posed and Poised”. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. July 16, 2015
Shaw, Kurt. “The Hot Ticket: Art With Style and Substance.” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, July 9, 2015
Deskins, Sally. “Marlana Adele Vassar.” Les Femmes Folles 2014 Anthology. Spring 2015

2014:
Editorial Illustration - “Electronic Devices” Herald-Standard News. Nov. 8th, 2014
Editorial Illustration - “In Session.” Herald-Standard News. Oct. 8th, 2014
Deskins, Sally. “Artist Feature: Marlana Adele Vassar.” Luna Luna Magazine. September 2014
Editorial Illustration - “Cash Only.” Herald-Standard News. June 26th, 2014

Editorial Illustration - “Voter Apathy.” Herald-Standard News. May 16th, 2014

2013:
Shaw, Kurt. “Hot Picks: Marlana Adele Vassar – In Medias Res.” The Tribune-Review. November 2013
Walsh, Kathleen. “July Artist Feature: Marlana Adele Vassar.” July 23rd, 2013
Kenney, Adam. “Creators Among Us – Vassar Establishes Herself on Regional Art Scene.” GO! Magazine. July 5, 2013

2011:
Shaw, Kurt. “Hot Picks: Marlana Adele Vassar.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 2011