Using bits and pieces of things we both might know, I set up stories that never quite settle down. They provide some raw materials and ask the viewer to see. If this sounds amorphous and vague at first, think about this—if someone handed you asparagus and barbecue sauce and told you to make a sandwich, no matter what you do, it's going to be a) green and brown, in parts, b) not the sandwich you'd probably make on your own, and c) delicious.
Let's make lunch.
2009 M.F.A. Candidate in sculpture at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Expected completion May, 2009.
2006 B.A., Studio Art and Art History. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
Summa Cum Laude
Completed Honor Scholar Thesis Invented Rites: A Phenomenological Exploration into the Physicality of Religious Ritual.
2005 GLCA New York Arts Program, New York, NY.
Everything Must Go, Century Plaza Shopping Mall, Birmingham, AL.
Famous World’s Best, 5th Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Action.Stop.Action, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA.
Dirt Made My Lunch, Rebekah Templeton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
A Short Term Strategy: Art in the Future Subjunctive, Blai Hall, Elkins Park, PA.
From One State to Another, FAB Gallery, Richmond, VA. Curated by Gregory Volk.
Every Artist Is a Person, FLUXspace, Philadelphia, PA
Ambrosia Salad: Total Recall, Penrose Gallery, Elkins Park, PA
Consumption, Recent Projects, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN.
Artussin, Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, IN.
Threadbare, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN.
Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
Invented Rites, Peeler Art Center, IN.
Juried All-Student Exhibitions, Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, IN.
Graduate Assistantship, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Post-Bac Graduate Assistantship, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN.
Meehan Memorial Award for Outstanding use of Nontraditional Media, DePauw University.
Second Place in Sculpture, Juried All-Student Exhibition, Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, IN.
Third Place in New Media, Juried All-Student Exhibition, Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, IN.
Annual Indiana Limestone Carving Symposium Tuition Grant, DePauw University.
A. Reid Winsey Award for Outstanding First-Year Art Student, DePauw University.
Rector Scholar, four year full-tuition scholarship, DePauw University.
Being Gerhard (“…selling Fuller brushes to the housewives…”), Oranje, Indianapolis, IN.
ArtOffice (collaboration with Ian M. Gunn), Peeler Art Center, Greencastle, IN.
Victory Over the Sun, Emison Art Center, Greencastle, IN.
“Consumption Presented by Recent Projects,” Susan Watt Grade. Jan 10-17, 2007, NUVO Magazine.
Drawing Untitled (Metaphor) published in The Midwestern Review
“An old Family Remedy,” Robert Schoch, May 5, 2006, “The DePauw.”
Digital print Ian M. Gunn Gunn and Mikal Gerhard Run Amok and document photo of Art Office published in The Midwestern Review.
Document photo of Untitled (Dress) and poem “Daydreams of Realism” published in The Midwestern Review.
A Forward Putting in the Nature of a Revisited Journeying
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