Resume

 
 

EDUCATION

The University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts, 2002 – 2006

Completed: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting, Minor – Art History



SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Duncan, OK

2012: Gallery Grazioso, Guthrie, OK

2012: Red Dirt Gallery, Piedmont OK

2011: Nault Fine Art, Oklahoma City, OK

2011: Brass Bell Studios, Oklahoma City, OK

2010: With Feet that Iron Never Shod, Leslie Powell Gallery & Foundation, Lawton, OK

2009: Unscarred by Spur or Rod, East Gallery, Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City, OK

2009: The Horse/Man Condition, TAC Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2008: Kristen Vails, Scribner’s Gallery, Enid, OK

2007: Relation, Redlands Community College Fine Arts Gallery, El Reno, OK

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012: Horsepower, Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK

2018: 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, OK

2017: 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, OK

2016: 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, OK

2015: Verbode, Oklahoma City, OK

2014: 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, OK

2013: The Dog and Pony Show: Diana Smith & Kristen Vails, In Your Eye Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2013: 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, OK

2012: Red Dot, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2012: Small Works, JRB Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2012: 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, OK

2011: Istvan Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2011: Symphony Showhouse, Oklahoma City, OK

2011: Momentum, Oklahoma City, OK

2010: Small Works, JRB Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2010: 12 x 12, Oklahoma City, OK

2010: Momentum, Oklahoma City, OK

2009: Fall Perspective, Lovett’s Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2009: Momentum, Oklahoma City, OK

2009: Red Dot, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2009: 12 x 12, OVAC, Oklahoma City, OK

2009: Small Works, JRB Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2008: Brandi Twilley + Kristen Vails, 611 Creative, Oklahoma City, OK

2008: Oklahoma Friendly National Juried Exhibition, Istvan Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK

2008: Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Oklahoma City, OK

2007: Group Exhibition, Shevaun Williams Studio, Norman, OK

2007: Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Oklahoma City, OK

2006: Emergent Artists, Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman, OK

2006: Tibetan Merhorse, Firehouse Art Center Gallery, Norman, OK

2006: OU School of Art Capstone Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2006: 92nd Annual OU Student Art Exhibition, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK

2006: The Arts Thing, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2003-2006: Represented in Student Art Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2005: Multiple Visions, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

2005: Bronzing Rebel Salon, Norman, OK

2004: Lightwell Gallery, Norman, OK

2003: Foundations, Gingko Tree Studio, Norman, OK

 

EXPERIENCE

2011: Juror, Duncan Art Guild Juried Show, Duncan, OK

2011: Juror, Studio 107 Juried Show, Ardmore, OK

2009: Leadership Arts Class II

2006-2008: Instructor, Norman Firehouse Art Center

2006-Present: Member of Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

2006-2008: Gallery Coordinator, Norman Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK

2006: Art Instructor, Shiloh Summer Camp for inner-city youth

2005: Volunteer, Norman Firehouse Art Center

2005: Summer in Santa Fe: Museum and Gallery Experience

2005: Young Choreographers Showcase, 3 night performance piece in collaboration with artist Tricia Lay and choreographers Kalin Murrow and Kristin Dubois

2005: Summer Internship with Norman Firehouse Art Center

2004: Summer in Santa Fe: Santa Fe Painting

2004-2006: Member of Visual Arts Student Association

2004-2006: Employee of University of Oklahoma Student Art Gallery

 

PUBLICATIONS

Dog and Pony Show, The Daily Oklahoman

Slice Magazine, November 2011

“Yes You Can Istvan” Oklahoma Gazette, November 23rd, 2011

“Fall Perspective,” Western Art Collector  Oct. 2009:123

Eikner, Barbara L. “Lovetts Makes the Art World Go Round” ArtFocus Oklahoma Vol 24 No 5 Sept/Oct 2009: 21

Brandenburg, John “Images of Horses Evoke Powerful Feelings” The Daily Oklahoman April 26, 2009

Wall, Holly. “Horseplay: The New Year brings exhibit exploring the human condition” Urban Tulsa Weekly Dec. 31 2009

“Mainsite show features pieces that give eyes a workout” Pop Dec 13 2006

“Tibetan Merhorse Visits Firehouse” The Norman Transcript Aug 26 2006

Brandenburg, John “OU Student Art Recommended for Viewing” The Daily Oklahoman Apr 7 2006

AWARDS & HONORS

2012: Preservation Oklahoma, Young Preservationist of the Year

2009: “40 Under 40”, OKC Biz Magazine

2008: 1st Place, Wild Open Spaces, Oklahoma Friendly National Juried Exhibition

2007: Anonymous Award of Merit, Momentum

2006: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Award: Body of work, 92nd Annual OU Student Art Exhibition

2006: Visual Arts Student Association, University of Oklahoma -Secretary

2005: Visual Arts Student Association, University of Oklahoma