Shea Wilkinson

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Shea Wilkinson

2123 Locust St. Omaha, NE 68110/402­686­9918

sheanatorx@gmail.com / www.sheawilkinson.com _______________________________________________________________________________

Biography

Shea Wilkinson, a Nebraska native, has been sewing since childhood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in International Studies and German Language. Afterward, she taught English in Mexico, during which time she became passionate about creating art. She returned to the United States and immediately pursued a new career as an artist.

She has exhibited widely in national juried exhibitions, such as Craft Forms, Materials: Hard & Soft, Quilt Visions, and Fantastic Fibers. Shea has received numerous awards, including the James Renwick Alliance's
Chrysalis Award for a distinguished emerging artist and an Award of Excellence at The Artist As Quiltmaker in 2016. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

 
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Résumé:

SHEA WILKINSON

Résumé

 

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016   

           “Homo roboticus,” Fred Simon Gallery, Omaha (solo)

 

2014

  • “Tales Retold,” Hoover Studios, Omaha (solo)
  •  “Converging Matrices,” Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska

              City; with Travis Apel

 

2013

             “The Serpent in the Story,” The Florence Mill ArtLoft, Omaha (solo)

 

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Forthcoming: “Art=Quilt=Art,” Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York; jurors Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Valerie Goodwin and Judy Kirpich
  • “Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California; jurors Elizabeth Busch, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Marci Rae McDade
  • “New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts,” Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado; jurors Jo Fitsell, Louisa Smith, Vicki Carlson, and Ellen Martin
  •  “Transgressing Traditions,” Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, New York; jurors Dorie Millerson, Karen Hampton and Donna Lamb
  • “The Artist As Quiltmaker XVII,” Fireland's Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio; juror Mark Newport (cat.)
  • “Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora,” The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.; jurors Lee Talbot and Rebecca Stevens (cat.)
  • “Focus Fiber 2016,” Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio; juror Jane Sauer (cat.)

 

2015

  • “Craft Forms 2015,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania; juror Ronald T. Labaco (cat.)
  • “Interpretations,” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California; jurors Noriko Endo, Alicia Merrett, and Dena Dale Crane (cat.)
  • “Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2015,” Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas; juror Linda Sikora
  •  “Fantastic Fibers,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky; jurors Marcia Young and Laverne Zabielski
  • “Form Not Function,” Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, Indiana; jurors John Lefelhocz, Juanita Yeager and Nancy Taylor

 

2014

  • “ARTQUILTS XIX: Permission to Play,” Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler Arizona; juror Denise Currier
  • “New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts,” Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado; juror Carol Shinn (cat.)
  • “Fantastic Fibers 2014,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky; juror Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • “Materials: Hard & Soft,” Center for Visual Arts, Denton, Texas; juror Judy Gordon (cat.)

 

2013

  • “ARTQUILTS XVIII: ARTragious Art Quilts,” Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona; juror Laurie Fagen
  •  “New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts,” Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado; jurors Vicki Carlson, John David Hawthorne, Ellen Martin, and Louisa Smith (cat.)

 

2012

  • “7th International Fiber Art Biennale: From Lausanne to Beijing,” Nantong City, China (cat.)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015          

  • “4: Haney, Harris-Fernandez, Therien, Wilkinson,” Gallery 72, Omaha
  • “Architexture,” AccuQuilt Gallery, Omaha; traveling through 2016

 

2014

  • “Weather Forecast,” Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
  •  “Materiality: A Fiber Arts Group Exhibition,” Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York
  • “Spirit: A Celebration of Art in the Heartland,” Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska

 

2013

  •  “Predictions and Echoes,” Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University, Omaha
  • “Strange Figurations,” Limner Gallery, Hudson, New York
  • “Eye of the Fiber Artist: SAQA Group Members of Nebraska,” International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska

 

2012

  • “Exquisite Lifeforms,” Gallery 72, Omaha

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2016           

  • CREAM Award, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
  • Chrysalis Award presented by the James Renwick Alliance, Washington, D.C.
  • Award of Excellence, The Artist as Quiltmaker XVII, Oberlin, Ohio

 

2015

  • Honorable Mention, Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2015, Wichita, Kansas
  • Artist in Residence, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City

 

2014

            Artist in Residence, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, Wyoming

 

2013

  • Chandler Arts Commission Purchase Award, Chandler, Arizona
  • Community Arts Resident, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha
  • Award for Creative Innovation, New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Honorable Mention, Emergence International Competition, ArtAscent Magazine

 

2012

  • Fellowship at the Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha
  • Infinity Art Gallery Director's Choice Award, Infinity Gallery, online

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2016

               Forthcoming: Sielman, Martha. Art Quilts International: Abstract and Geometric.

        Atglen: Schiffer Publishing, 2016.

 

2015

               Sider, Sandra.1000 Quilt Inspirations: Colorful and Creative Designs for

         Traditional, Modern and Art Quilts. Beverly: Quarry Books, 2015.

 

2014

Smith Arney, Suzanne. “Shea Wilkinson's Magical Perspective.” Fiber Art Now Mar 2014: 18-20. Print.

 

SELECTED PRESS

2016

Farber, Janet L. "Droid Dreams." The Reader. N.p., 14 June 2016. Web. 26 June 2016.

 

CORPORATE & PUBLIC COLLECTIONS           

  • Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City
  • Tenaska Corporate Headquarters, Omaha
  • City Collection, Chandler, Arizona
 Wilkinson Resume 2016.pdf

 

Statement:

Shea Wilkinson, a Nebraska native, has been sewing since childhood. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in International Studies and German Language. Afterward, she taught English in Mexico, during which time she became passionate about creating art. She returned to the United States and immediately pursued a new career as an artist.

She has exhibited widely in national juried exhibitions, such as Craft Forms, Materials: Hard & SoftQuilt Visions, and Fantastic Fibers. Shea has received numerous awards, including the James Renwick Alliance's Chrysalis Award for a distinguished emerging artist and an Award of Excellence at The Artist As Quiltmaker in 2016. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Additional Information:

Website: http://www.sheawilkinson.com/