Curriculum Vitae

Education

2011Master of Artswith distinctionMarshall University
2007Bachelor of ArtsMagna cum LaudeWest Virginia State University

Professional Experience (selected)

2012-presentOwner, Apartment Earth Art Studio, Charleston, WV. (curate and install exhibits and teach workshops on welding, painting, mold-making, woodworking, etc…)
2011-presentAdjunct Instructor of Art, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV.
2009-2011Studio Technician, Art Warehouse, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. (maintained studio equipment and aided in problem solving student projects while ensuring safe working practices and environment)
2008-2011Treasurer, Marshall University Sculpture Club, Huntington, WV.
2008-2011Co-owner, ArtGawk Street Exhibitions, Charleston, WV. (curated and installed exhibits in local business windows)
2008Walter Gropius Masters Workshop: David Ellis Installation, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.
2006-presentCommittee Member, FestivALL, Charleston, WV.
2005-2007Gallery Assistant, Della Brown Taylor Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV. (prepared and installed exhibits)
2003-present204B Acting Supervisor, Dunbar Post Office, United States Postal Service, Charleston, WV. (responsible for all supervisory duties of twelve employees while primary managers are away)
2000-presentCity Letter Carrier, Dunbar Post Office, United States Postal Service, Charleston, WV.
1996-1999Data Conversion Operator, Charleston Remote Encoding Center, United States Postal Service, Charleston, WV.

Awards & Honors (selected)

2011Merit Award, West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV.
2011Professional: 3rd Place, The National Arts Program 6th Annual Exhibition, City Hall, Charleston, WV.
2011Professional: Honorable Mention, The National Arts Program 6th Annual Exhibition, City Hall, Charleston, WV.
2011Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Art and Design Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2011Graduate Award of Distinction, 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2011Jurors’ Choice Award, 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2011Siniša Lenac Memorial Award, 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2010Honorable Mention Award, 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2007Reverend Canon Andrew J. W. Mullins Fund Scholarship, Church of the Epiphany, New York, NY.

Exhibition Record (selected)

2011West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV. Juror: Ryan Grover, Curator, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE; Juror: Philip R. Jackson, Assistant Professor of Art and head of the painting program, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Merit Award. (catalogue)
2011ArtMares, Kanawha Players Theatre, Charleston, WV. (invitational)
2011Paul Corbit Brown and Cristofer Botkin : Troubled Waters, Art Emporium, Charleston, WV.
2011Courtyard Trees, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV. (solo)
2011The National Arts Program 6th Annual Exhibition, City Hall, Charleston, WV. Juror: John Auge, Co-owner, Auge+Gray Collective Works. Juror: Craig Auge, Artist. Juror: Steve Gray, Co-owner, Auge+Gray Collective Works. 3rd Place, Honorable Mention.
2011FestivALL Exhibit, Taylor Books Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV. Curator: Dan Carlisle, Exhibit Coordinator, Taylor Books Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV.
20113..2..1 Graduate Exhibition (part 2), Gallery 842, Huntington, WV. (solo)
20113..2..1 Graduate Exhibition (part 1), Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2011Charleston ArtWalk, Romano & Associates, Charleston, WV. Curator: Naomi Bays, Chair, Arts Council of Kanawha Valley. (invitational)
201125th Annual Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV. Juror: Jenine Culligan, Senior Curator, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; Juror: Jeff Barnes, CEO, Barnes Agency, Hurricane, WV. Graduate Award of Distinction, Jurors’ Choice, Siniša Lenac Memorial Award.
2010Winter Buswater Exhibition, 1520 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV. (invitational)
2010Charleston ArtWalk, Romano & Associates, Charleston, WV. Curator: Naomi Bays, Chair, Arts Council of Kanawha Valley. (invitational)
2010Welcome to My Studio, Gallery 842, Huntington, WV. Curator: Marshall University Sculpture Club.
2010Hack3rCon Sci-fi Art Exhibition, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. (invitational)
2010Friends of John Farley, Gallery 842, Huntington, WV. Curator: John Farley, Gallery Director, Gallery 842.
2010ArtGawk Street Exhibition, FestivALL, Charleston, WV. (invitational)
201024th Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Juror: Paula Clendenin, Professor of Art, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV; Juror: Pamela Wise, Owner, Wise and Associates, Russell, KY. Honorable Mention.
2009West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV. Juror: Julie Taggart, Professor and Dean of Fine Arts, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH; Juror: Vince Torano, Professor of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. (catalogue)
2009Midsummer Saltations, The Art Store, Charleston, WV. Curator: Maggie Starcher, Registrar and Curator, The Art Store, Charleston, WV.
2009ArtGawk Street Exhibition, FestivALL, Charleston, WV. (invitational)
2009Awareness Earth Day Exhibition, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Charleston, WV. Curator: Cristofer Botkin, graduate student, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2009Painting Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Curator: Eric Ruegge, Professor of Art, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
2008Winter Buswater Exhibition, 1520 Kanawha Blvd., Charleston, WV. (invitational)
2008ArtGawk Street Exhibition, FestivALL, Charleston, WV, (invitational)
2008ReStore Earth Day Auction, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Charleston, WV. Curator: Amy McLaughlin, Director, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Charleston, WV.
2008ReStore-ation Celebration, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Charleston, WV. Curator: Amy McLaughlin, Director, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Charleston, WV.
2007Perceive: Senior Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV.
2007West Virginia Juried Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV. Juror: Jerry Slipman, Owner, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA; Juror: Michael Northrop, Professor of Art and Humanities, Glen Oaks Community College, Centreville, MI. (catalogue)
2006Appalachian Landscape: Bob Ross Don’t Live Here No More, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Huntington, WV. (invitational)
2006Clothesline Exhibition, Capitol Market, Charleston, WV. Curator: Paula Clendenin, Professor of Art, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV.
2006Prints Exhibition, Taylor Books Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV. Curator: Angie Mullins, Gallery Director, Taylor Books Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV.
2006Zen bEarth Day: Nature’s Scorn, Unitarian Universalist Congregation: Webb Room, Charleston, WV. (solo)
2005Cristofer Botkin & Julie Fox, Capitol Market, Charleston, WV.
2005State of State Juried Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV. Juror: Katherine Cox, Education Director, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV.
2003West Virginia Juried Exhibition, West Virginia Cultural Center, Charleston, WV. Juror: James Adkins, Director of Visual Art, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD; Juror: Tom Spleth, Curator, City Gallery of Contemporary Art, Raleigh, NC. (catalogue)
2003Appalachian Corridors Regional Juried Exhibition, Clay Center: Avampato Discover Museum, Charleston, WV. Juror: Eleanor Heartney, Contributing Editor, Art in America and Artpress magazines, New York, NY. (catalogue)

Exhibitions Curated (selected)

2012Love Art, Kanawha Valley Arts Council, Charleston, WV.
2011ArtMares, Kanawha Players Theatre, Charleston, WV. (assisted)
2010Welcome to My Studio, Gallery 842, Huntington, WV.
2009Awareness Earth Day Exhibition, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Charleston, WV.

Bibliography (selected)

2011Douglas Imbrogno, interview, “Showing What Happens to Fish Happens to Us.” The Charleston Gazette, August 19th, 2011, 1C, 6C.
2011Douglas Imbrogno, interview, “Something Fishy is Happening to the Water.” WestVirginiaVille, August 17th, 2011. Web. .
2011David Lavender, interview, “The Art of the Matter.” The Herald Dispatch, May 5th, 2011, 1-2E, 19E.
2011David Lavender, interview, “Dine and Discover Takes an Art Turn on Tuesday at Schooner’s.” The Herald Dispatch, April 3rd, 2011.
2011Emily Rowe, Et Cetera: Literary Magazine, (2011): cover, 29-30, 74.
2011Lacie Pierson, exhibition announcement with interview, “25th Marshall University Student Juried Exhibition on Display.” The Herald Dispatch, January 16th, 2011.
2008Charlotte Ferrell Smith, exhibition announcement with interview, “Artists Recycle Home Merchandise for Earth Day Auction.” The Charleston Daily Mail, April 17th, 2008, 1D, 3D.
2008Ben Calwell, exhibition announcement with interview, “Exhibit Highlights Recycled Materials.” The Charleston Gazette: Metro Kanawha, January 30th, 2008, 1, 6.
2006Sandra Marshburn, Kanawha Review, (2006): 27.
2004Sandy Wells, interview, “Innerviews: Cristofer Botkin.” The Charleston Gazette, January 19th, 2004, 1A, 1C, 5C.

Lectures

2011“Apartment Earth: Art and Our Environment.” Dine and Discover: The Ohio River Series. Schooners, Huntington, WV.

Public Collections

2012West Virginia Division of Culture and History, The Culture Center, Charleston, WV.
2011Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Charleston, WV.

Professional Affiliations

2011-presentNational Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
2006-presentNational Honor Society of Alpha Kappa Mu.
1992-presentNational Speleological Society.