Contact: mdimanshtein @ gmail.com

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B. in Riga, Latvia

Based in Queens/Brooklyn, NY

 

Selected Shows and Projects

 

2016

Maake Magazine Fall 2016 Exhibition, The Woskob Family Gallery, State College, PA

Terror Nenas, 4 person exhibition, Undercurrent Projects, New York, NY

The Alephs, 4 person exhibition, Local Project, LIC, Queens, NY

Valentine’s Show, group exhibition, Arcilesi and Homberg, New York, NY

 

2015

Small Works, group exhibition, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

Always On Tuesday, two person exhibition, curated by NYC Creative Salon, Wix Lounge, New York, NY

Seeking Space Exhibition, group exhibition, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Shangri-La, LIC Arts Open, group exhibition, curated by John Baber and Miguel Luciano, Queens, NY

Materials for The Arts Members Show, group exhibition, Queens, NY

Mood Cookies and Tea at Arcilesi and Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Just My Type, group show, Arcilesi And Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

 

2014

Photographic Being II, curated group show, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Queens, NY

Winter Secrets, group show, Local Project, Queens, NY

Because Art, Any Squared Projects, Chicago, IL

Drawings Along Myrtle Ave, various venues in Bed-Stuy, curated by Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Exquisite Collage, group show, Local Project, Queens, NY

Mood Cookies And Tea in Eastport, ME, site-specific community event

Divine, Mysterious And Unreal, solo installation exhibition, Studioworks, Eastport, ME

Balls To The Wall, group exhibition Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Mood Cookies And Tea at Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Queens, NY, site-specific community event

Mood Cookies And Tea at Vernon Cases Garden, Brooklyn, NY, site-specific community event

No Place Like Home?, IHR Gallery at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

2013

Two person show, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

Temporary installations downtown Galesburg, Galesburg, IL

Midsummer Night Tea Party, site-specific community event, Galesburg, IL

Emerging Illinois Artists, (juried by Bill Gross of 65Grand), McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

I said it. I couldn’t say it., MFA thesis show, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL

Blick Juried Show, Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

16th International Open, (juried by Kelli Connell), Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Stuck, pop-up group show by Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Fountain Art Fair, represented by Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, New York, NY

Love Under Funnel Cake and Vengaboys, group show, Space Club HQ, Chicago, IL

 

2012

Winter Tea Party, site-specific community event, DeKalb, IL

MFA Juried Show, (juried by Dieter Roelstraete), Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Push, group show, Arcilesi & Homberg Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Inspired By, (juried by Mary Stoppert), Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

International Art Festival, juried international exhibition, Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ

Artists in Residence at the Pajama Factory, four person show, Williamsport, PA

Night Sky, national group show, (juried by Karen Hanmer and Vera Scekic), Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Good Night Into Infinity, solo show, The Art Annex at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Solo Show, Berwyn Arts Council in conjunction with Route 66 Museum, Berwyn, IL

Head Space, group show, Gallery 214 at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

We Work Art Talks We Offer, group show, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, DeKalb, IL

 

2011

From Artemisia to Frida, juried group show, Koehline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL (catalog published)

Karen’s Garage, group show, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Abstractions, national group show, (juried by Sandra Perlow), Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Annual Juried Ars Nova Exhibition, Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

My Imaginable Friends and I, group show, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

 

2010

LindArt 2010, group show, Gallery-Museum Lendava, Slovenia

Transitions, juried group show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

MFA Juried Show, (juried by Carol Jackson), Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL (honorable mention)

22 H’orderves, group show, Pleasant Street Gallery, DeKalb, IL

No Place Like Home, juried group exhibition, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL (catalog published)

Chicago Bold And Personal, group show, Anita Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

Graduate Arts Association Group Show, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL

 

2006

Solo Show, University of Illinois Medical Campus, Rockford, IL

Flat Iron Festival, juried group show, Chicago, IL

Urban Forest Project, group banner exhibition, Times Square, New York, NY

 

Awards

Queens Council on the Arts artist grant for production of new work, 2016

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, School of Art, Northern Illinois University, 2013

Memorial Art Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, 2011

Graduate Assistantship, Northern Illinois University, 2011-2013

Tuition waiver, Northern Illinois University, 2010-2011

Honorable Mention, MFA Juried Show, Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL, 2010

Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003

 

Residencies/Professional Activities

Your Presence Is Requested, curator, Resobox Gallery, Queens, NY

Single - A Valentine's Day Art Event, curator, Local Project, Queens, NY

Artist Residency at Prairie Center of The Arts, Peoria, IL, 2013

Artist Talk, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL, 2013

Artist Residency at Studios Midwest, Galesburg Civic Art Center, IL, 2013

What A Long Night It Has Been, curator, Gallery 214, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2012

Artist Residency at Pajama Factory, Williamsport, PA, 2012

LindArt International Artist Residency, Lendava, Slovenia, 2010

 

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

Minor in Germanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2004

Study Abroad, Lucerne School of Art and Design, Switzerland, 2003

 

Publications And Media

Galesburg crafts vision before Obama visit, TV Channel WQUAD 8 news segment, 7/18/2013

Community members helping artist create piece of work, Matthew Dutton, The Register-Mail, 7/1/2013

Another Kind of Tea Party, John Gallagher, The New Zephyr, 7/26/2013

Gallery 214 to host new exhibition ‘What a Long Night it Has Been,’ Tim Ashton, Northern Star, 10/16/2012

Public Art Academy’s Artist-in-Residence exhibition is Friday, Matthew Parrish, SunGazette, 7/26/2012

Review: Night Sky/Evanston Art Center, Anastasia Karpova, Newcity Art, 6/19/2012

‘Night Sky’ visible at Evanston Art Center, J.T. Morand, Northbrook Star, 5/29/2012

Vol 5: Maria Dimanshtein, InkWell Magazine, 11/16/2012

 

Teaching Experience

2D Design Instructor, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2011-2012

Visiting teaching artist, The Anugrah Foundation and Kutumb Foundation, New Delhi, India, 2010

Director of a graphic design internship program, Interfaith Youth Core, Chicago, IL, 2009-2010