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Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester , MI 48309
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phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Oakland University
Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester , MI 48309
(location map)
phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377

Rachel Reynolds

woman in a black turtle neck sweater smiling at the camera

Special Lecturer of Studio Art
Office Wilson Hall Rm 314
Phone: 248-370-3603
reynold2@oakland.edu

 

EDUCATION 

2007 MFA in Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT

2000 BFA, College for Creative Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Detroit, MI


AREAS OF INTEREST


Painting, Drawing, Site-specific Installation, Collaborative Multi-media


COURSES TAUGHT

Beginning Painting, Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Life Drawing, Painting for Non-Majors, Drawing for Non-Majors


SELECTED EXHIBITION RECORD: (1 & 2-person exhibits marked by asterisk)

2019
Vermont College of Fine Arts Gallery, Montpelier, VT Moonlighting

Detroit Culture Club, Detroit, MI Actual Size 20th Anniversary Exhibition

2018
Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI The Bitters 2

Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI At Your Service

2017
Grosse Pointe Art Association, Grosse Pointe, MI Art Makers at the War Memorial

Art School Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI Group Exhibition 

2016
Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI PRINT works

Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI “Juror’s Wall” for the call for entry, Metro-Highlights

Bishop Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI Group Exhibition

* Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI If you haven’t heard, now you know: RaRoCo

Bishop Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI Faculty Exhibition 

2015
Atrium Gallery, Detroit, MI Actual Size Biennial

Butter Projects, Royal Oak, MI Whisper Well

Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI Full Credit

Marygrove College, Detroit, MI Shared Tendencies, Collaborative Mid-West Invitational 

2014
709 Penn Gallery, Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA Portraits of Air, Public Arts Project Participant

Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI Banana! Artists on the Greatest of Fruits Exhibition

Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI All Media Annual Exhibition, juried by Timothy van Laar

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI Faculty Exhibition

2013
Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, MI Actual Size Biennial

Detroit Artist Market, Detroit MI Drawing Explored

Beyond Words Gallery, Marygrove College, Detroit MI Contemporary Author’s Series
(exhibit will also travel to Madonna University, Livonia MI and The Carr Center, Detroit MI)

* Center Galleries, Detroit MI Phases of an Image

Bishop Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint MI F.I.A. Faculty Exhibition

2012
Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens MI Oakland University Faculty Exhibition

Valade Family Gallery, Detroit MI Review: CCS Alumni Exhibition, juried by George N’Namdi

2011
Zahorsky Studios, Hamtramck, MI Hamtramck Studio Crawl: 2011

Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI Pinewood Derby Car Exhibit/Auction

Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI Actual Size Biennial

City Gallery, Costick Center, Farmington Hills, MI Art Adventure 

2010
Bishop Gallery, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI F.I.A. Faculty Exhibition

Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI Oakland University Faculty Exhibition

Brooklyn Public Library, NY The Color Project 

2009
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI F.I.A. Faculty Exhibit

Creative Art Center, Pontiac, MI Sought/Found

CAID, Detroit, MI Actual Size Biennial

* City Gallery, Costick Center, Farmington Hills, MI Studies of Place & Views of Place

Motor City Brewing Works, Detroit, MI Anniversary Show 

2008
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI Alumni Exhibition, juried by Andres Serrano

Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI Annual All Media Art Exhibition
* Kingswood Gallery, Cranbrook Bloomfield Hills, MI Isolated Observations: D-DOT

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME Treading Lightly: One Foot at a Time

BreadBox Gallery, Hamtramck, MI Presents:…

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Detroit to Ann Arbor Show

2007
The Ladybug Gallery & CAID, Detroit, MI Actual Size

* Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT This Is It.

* Marygrove College Gallery, Detroit, MI (re)collect 

2006
Paint Creek Center for the Arts, (PCCA) Rochester, MI Tick Tock

14801 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI Installation-Transformation

* Detroit Institute of Arts, Visiting Artist

Michigan Institute for the Arts, (MIA) Pontiac, MI Michigan Now II

2005
Juris Gallery, Detroit, MI Kinder Show

Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, (CAID) Detroit, MI Actual Size

Oakland Community College, Farmington, MI A Woman’s Perspective 

2004
* Detroit Institute of Arts, Visiting Artist

4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI Witness and Testify

Scarab Club, Detroit, MI Town, City, Village 

2003
4731 Gallery, Detroit, MI Godz Unknown Race Revolt

Scarab Club, Detroit, MI Urban Scenes

Detroit Club, 2nd Annual Arts in the City 

2002
* Traffic Jam and Snug Gallery, Detroit, MI Choice Cuts: Rare and Well-done

C-POP, Detroit, MI She Said / She Said… Is Anybody Listening?

Detroit Club, Arts in the City

Detroit Art Space, Cigar Box 

2001
Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Actual Size

Robert Maniscalco Gallery, Grosse Pointe, MI Love

Robert Maniscalco Gallery, Grosse Pointe, MI Herstory

2000
Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Actual Size

1999
Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Naked


SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

2014 Honorable Mention, Detroit Artist Market, All Media Exhibition, Juried by Timothy van Laar

2011 40 minute interview for public television by Farmington Hills Cultural Division, filmed in artist’s studio, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK17kiPNHwU

2005 Merit Scholarship, Vermont College 

2004 Best in Show, Scarab Club 

2000 Ibex Art Award 

1996 Benson Ford Scholarship


LECTURES

2016
Gallery Conversation, RaRoCo, Simone DeSousa Gallery, Detroit, MI

2015
Panel Discussion: On Collaboration, Marygrove College Gallery, Detroit, MI

Lightning Talks, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 

2013
Book signing and artist talk: Phases of an Image, Center Galleries, Detroit, MI

Artist Talk: Drawing Explored, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI 

2012
Gallery Talk, Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens, MI

2011
Artist Lecture, Madonna University, invited by Art Dept. Chair, Doug Semivan, Livonia, MI

Oakland University Visiting Artist Series, Rochester, MI

2010
Invited by Prof. Lester Johnson to present an artist’s talk & critique students at College for Creative Studies 

2009
Visiting Artist, F.A.F., Farmington Art Foundation, Farmington Public Library, MI 

2008
Guest Artist for Critiques at Coyahuga Community College, Cleveland, OH

Lecture on D-DOT series to Cranbrook Students & CCS Students at Kingswood Gallery 

2007
Invited by Prof. Lester Johnson to present an artist’s talk & critique students at College for Creative Studies 

2006
Lecture on Witness to the Means of Circumstance in Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Invited by Prof. Lester Johnson to present an artist’s talk & critique students at College for Creative Studies 

2004
Lecture on Demolition Site Series at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum Lecture Hall 

2000
Slide Presentation and Artist Talk for Ibex Group at Grosse Pointe War Memorial Luncheon


PUBLICATIONS

2020 Detroit Sunday Sequential #18, Rotland Press, Detroit Novelty Press http://rotlandpress.com/detroit-sequential-sunday

2019 Detroit Sequential No. 2, Rotland Press, Detroit Novelty Press

2017 New American Paintings, Midwest edition

2016 hyperallergic.com/316883/three-artists-blur-the-line-between-art-and-play/
“Three Artists Blur the Line Between Art and Play,” Sarah Rose Sharpe, 2016 


COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

“Neighborhood Gathering,” Oakland University, Rochester Hills, MI

“Looking In & Looking Out: View at Costick Center City Gallery, Farmington Hills, MI

“Curious George,” Joan LeMahieu

“Make Room for the Max,” Randy Hardy

“During, Before & After…” Jarrett Streebin

“Suspended Mountainside,” Mary & Herbert G. McDuffy

“Working into the Night,” Judith Levitt

“Mother and Children,” Shayne & Michelle Reckling

“A Closer Look,” Reuben & Jill Levy


SELECTED TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

2020---2009
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting, Life Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Process Drawing, Painting for Non-majors, Drawing for Non-Majors. ONLINE: Introduction to Painting & Drawing 

2020---2008
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Intro to Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Mixing a Palette, Using Color Creatively, Still-Life Painting; Focusing on Compositional Strategies, Mark-making: Developing a Personal Drawing Vocabulary, Experimental Drawing: Exploring Color & Pattern, Creative Drawing: Drawing in Response to Stimuli, Drawing & Art History, Painting as a Cubist, Painting as an Impressionist, Remixing the Masters, Painting as a Pop Artist, Painting as a CoBrA artist, Painting as a Surrealist, Painting as an Abstract Expressionist, Painting without a Brush, Painting and the Mass Media, Drawing with Charcoal, Drawing & Painting Fabric, Collage Techniques, Painting in Response to an Eccentric Environment, Painting the Urban Landscape, Abstracting the Landscape, Using Gold Leaf, Graffiti & Street Art, Painting Birds, Drawing Trees, Painting Flowers, Drawing with Pastels, Painting Dramatic Skies, Experimenting with a Monochromatic Palette 

2020—2004
Grosse Pointe Woods Women’s Painting Class, Grosse Pointe, MI
Painting Instructor in oil & acrylic

2020---2017
Grosse Pointe Art Association, Grosse Pointe War Memorial, MI
Using Color Creatively: A Palette Mixing Workshop, Creative Drawing: Drawing in Response to Stimuli

2016
Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Juror for exhibition, Metro-Highlights

2015
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Invited by Alison Wong as Guest Artist to critique painting students

2014
Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
Drawing Skills & Concepts, Painting I, II

2014---2013
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
Mentor for graduate student studying Visual Art

2014---2008
Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division, Farmington Hills, MI
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Multicultural, 20th Century Artists, Youth and Adult

2013
Edsel & Elanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe, MI
Adult painting classes, Youth workshops

2012
Andover High School, Lahser High School
Juror, Traub Travel Scholarship

2010---2005
College for Creative Studies, Continuing Education, Detroit, MI
Oil Painting, Painting & the Mass Media, Painting the Urban Landscape, Drawing Principles, Printmaking Techniques

2010---2009
Art Infused Education: Marygrove College/ George Crockett Academy, Detroit, MI
Reading Comprehension, Creative Movement, Performance, Visual Art, Animation

2009---2008
Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Beginning Drawing, Studio Drawing, Sculpture

2009---2007
Reading and Language Art Center, White Elementary, Detroit, MI
Multi-Sensory Education Methodologies

2006
Conservation and Museum Services, Detroit, MI,
In-Painter

2004
Wings of Faith, Detroit, MI
Instruction of Painting, Drawing and Collage Techniques

2003
Central Care Management Organization, Detroit, MI
Establish Art Workshop for juvenile delinquent teens in East Detroit

2003
Troy Public Library, Troy, MI, Collage Workshops

2003—2000
Highway Press, Detroit, MI, silkscreen printer

2000
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs: Painting Instructor, Fresh Art Fairs

1998
St. John’s Hospital, Detroit, MI, Art Therapy Assistant