CV/ Resume

Courtland Blade

E-mail: Courtlandblade@gmail.com

Web site: www.courtlandblade.com

Education:

M.F.A                  2011                        Tufts University/ The School and Museum of Fine Arts Boston

B.F.A                   2008                         Indiana State University       

Awards/Honors:

2016 Joan & David Zaun Award of Recognition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum. 

2014 Eileen and Ted Prose Award of Recognition in honor of Susie Dewey, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Juror Carter Foster

2014 Honorable Mention, Art From the Heartland Biannual Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN, Juror Sarah Urist Green.

2013    Alliance of the Swope Award, 69th Annual Wabash Juried Exhibition, Sheldon SwopeArt Museum, Juror:Kris Ercums 

2012        Alliance of the Swope Award of Honor, 68th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Juror: Jeffrey Grove

2011         Permanent Collection Purchase Award, 2011 Uindy Biannual Painting Exhibition

2010         3rd Prize, Ninth National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery NYC, Juror: Lowery  Sims

2009          Guille and Cindy Cox Award of Recognition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, juror: Ann Albano

2009-11    Merit Scholarship to SMFA/Tufts University

2008          Honorable Mention for 61st Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center juror, Christopher Heinrich

2008           Artist's Magazine Award subscription, Viewpoint 40th Annual National Juried Art    Competition

2008          Member of The National Scholars honor Society

2008          Received the Permanent Art Collection Purchase Award, ISU

2007           Heady-Sundown juried art competition Artist’ Choice Award

Solo/2 Person Shows

2017 Courtland Blade, City Gallery, Indianapolis IN, (Solo). 

2016 Courtland Blade, The Pod, "One Day Show", Indianapolis IN, The Crossing. 

2015 Courtland Blade, City Gallery, Indianapolis IN (Solo)  

2014 Courtland Blade, Sultz Gallery, "The places we pass through", Indianapolis IN (Solo) 

2013 Courtland Blade, Low Road Gallery “The Places we travel through”, Green Castle IN (solo)

2013 Courtland Blade, Open Gallery, Vincennes IN (solo) 

2012 Courtland Blade, The Sonata Cafe, Bar & Art, Carmel, IN (solo)

2012Courtland Blade, Cultural Art Gallery IUPUI, Indianapolis IN (solo) 

2012Supermodernity: A Reflection of Us, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN (solo) 

2012 Works by Courtland Blade: Around Indy: From fall to winter, Indy Hostel, Indianapolis IN (solo) 

2011Courtland Blade 2011, Gopalan Contemporary Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN (2 Person Show)

2008Showed Works at Coffee Ground, Terre Haute IN (solo)

2007Show at Coffee Ground, Terre Haute IN.(solo)

 

Projects:

2015- High Art Billboard Project, 2015-2016, Starting Sept 7th 2015-Aug. 2016, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor. 

 

Group Exhibitions:

 2017 Tendents, Harrison Center for the arts, The Underground, Indianapolis IN.

2016 Blue Indy, Harrison Center for the Arts, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis IN. 

2016 Tiny V, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN. 

2016   Soldiers and Sailors Monument Show, City Gallery (Harrison Center for the arts), Indianapolis IN. 

2016   HE[art] Project exhibition, CHIP’s inaugural art exhibition, Indianapolis, IN.

 2016   ISU Alumni Exhibition, University Gallery, Terre Haute IN.

 

2016 72nd Annual Wabash Valley exhibition, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute IN. 

2016 Porch Party group Show, Harrison center for the Arts, Indianapolis IN. 

2016 200 Years On the Banks of the Wabash, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute IN.

2015 Tiny IV, Gallery 924,Indianapolis IN.

2015 Black tie, Harrison Center for the Arts, Harrison gallery, Indianapolis IN

2015, 71st Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN. (June 27th - Aug. 8th Scheduled)

2015, One Tool/ One Artwork Exhibition, SulivanMunce Cultural Center, Zionsville, IN.

2015, The Water Show, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN.

2015, Galex 49 National Juried Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Center, Galesburg Civic Art Center.

2015, Art and Soul 2015: African Diaspora Group Exhibition, Arts Garden, Indianapolis, IN. 

2014,Tiny III, Galley 924, Indianapolis IN.

N. 2014 70th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

2014 Art Form the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis IN.

2014, Indy Eleven, Harrison Art Center, Gallery 2, Indianapolis IN. 

2013, Tiny II, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN.

2013, 69th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

2013, The Selfportrait Show, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN

2013, Black Light, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2012, Tiny, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN

2012 Inagural Alumni Exhibition, Indiana State University, HMSU Gallery, Terre Haute, IN

2012 IDADA 8th Membership Exhibition, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana.

2012Real People 2012, The Old Court House Figurative League, Crystal Lake ,Illinois

201268th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute IN

201218th Annual Texas National 2012, The Cole Art Center at the Old Opera House, Nacogdoches, Texas

2012Reflecting Terre Haute, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

2012New Directions ’12, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY

201227th Annual International Exhibition, Uni. of Texas Tyler, Meadows Gallery, Tyler TX

2011National Juried Small Works Show, Windsor Whip Works Art Center, Windsor, New York

20112nd International Painting and Mixed Media Competition 2011, Lessandra Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects, Lozents, Sofiya, Bulgaria

201126th Annual No Big Heads exhibition, Student Union Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

2011Uindy Biannual Painting Exhibition, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

201131st Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stanford, CT

2011Courtland Blade MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

20117th Annual National Drawing, Painting and Printmaking Competition, Jan & Gary Gallery, Palm Beach  College, Lake Worth, FL

2011A Taste of Boston, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2010national Small Oil Paintings 2010, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

2010Cork Street Open International Exhibition, Cork Street Gallery, London

2010Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2010Ninth National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

201045th Annual Central South Art Exhibition, Tennessee Art League, Nashville, TN

2010     "Figure it Out," Donnelly Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

200965th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

2009Emerald Spring Exhibition, Emerald Art Center Gallery, Springfield Oregon.

2008- 09  61st Juried Art Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City Iowa.

2008Viewpoint 40th Annual National Juried Art Competition, Cincinnati OH.

2008New Directions ’08, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY.

2008The 5th Annual National View from Grandview National Exhibition, at the Atlanta Artist Center at Atlanta Georgia.

200864th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Art Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute IN

2008BFA Show, University Gallery, Terre Haute, IN 

20072nd Annual Halcyon Group Show, Halcyon Gallery, Terre Haute IN

Teaching Experience:

Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis), Art Appreciation, ARTH 102, ARTH 101, Fall 2013 to Present
Ivy Tech Community College (Kokomo), Art Appreciation, ARTH 101, Fall 2013 to 2015.

Adjunct Instructor ITT online for art Sept. 1, 2012 - 2016

 The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston MA, TA for Drawing Revelator (Spring 2010)

Substitute taught Vigo County School Corporation April 2007 to May 2009

Artist Talks:

2017 Art Speak at Rabble Coffee, Indianapolis IN 

2013 Low Road Gallery “The Places we travel through”, Green Castle IN

2011 Thesis Show, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA

Bibliography:

2017- City Gallery Blog, May 1st, 2017 by Kate Oberreich

http://www.citygalleryindy.org/places/

 

2015- City Gallery Blog, November 2nd 2015 by Pam Allee http://www.citygallery.org/courtland-blade-indy/ 

 

Mentioned in -- “NUVO”, “Review: Art from the Heartland, 2014” April 22, 2014.
http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/art-from-the-heartland2014/Content?oid=2815154#.U1yKBvldW-4

 

“SKY”, “Art from the BLUE WINDOW Heartland” Aug 9, 2014
http://www.skybluewindow.org/indianapolis/art-from-the-heartland/Content?oid=2218385

 

“SKY BLUE WINDOW”, “Courtland Blade Q+A” Aug 21, 2013 http://www.skybluewindow.org/SkyBlueBlog/archives/2013/08/21/courtland-blade-qa

“SKY BLUE WINDOW”, “The Short List” Apr 24. 2013
http://www.skybluewindow.org/SkyBlueBlog/archives/2013/04/24/the-short-list

Mentioned in -- "NUVO:Indy's weekly alternative newspaper", Authour: Dan Grossman"Review: Black Light at the Harrisin", Februrary 8, 2013

 

Mentioned in -- "NUVO: Indy's weekly alternative newspaper", by Dan Grossman "Top Five of 2012: Visual Arts" December 28, 2012

 

“NUVO: Indy's weekly alternative newspaper”, Authour: Dan Grossman “Review: Courtland Blade, ‘Supermodernity’” August 08, 2012

http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/review-courtland-blade-supermodernity/Content?oid=2478377 

 

“Daily Journal” , “Meet the artist: Courtland Blade” July 26, 2012

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/local_story/Meet-the-artist-ortland-_1343257638/ 

 

Something Dark News, London: Cork Street Open Exhibition 2010 Thurs 05 Aug, 2010

http://www.somethingdark.eu/news/41/London-Cork-Street-Open-Exhibition-2010.html

 

“Spectrum”, “Spot light on: Courtland Blade” Pg. 28-29, July, 2009. Issue 8.

 

“2008 Sioux City 61st Juried Exhibition Essay”,

 “What am I doing here?”…the juror asks himself, www.siouxcityartcenter.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=30

Public Collections:

DePauw University Permanent Art Collection

Sishang Art Museum collection, Beijing China

Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection

University of Indianapolis

Good Shepherd C.O.G.I.C

 

Eskenazi Health Art Collection, Indianapolis IN