Web site: www.courtlandblade.com
M.F.A 2011 Tufts University/ The School and Museum of Fine Arts Boston
B.F.A 2008 Indiana State University
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
2019 Black Places and Spaces, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis IN (Solo)
2018 Courtland Blade, Leffler Gallery at Park Tudor, Indianapolis IN (Solo)
2018 Courtland Blade, City Gallery, Indianapolis IN (solo)
2018 NonPlace or Place, Art Space Vincennes, Vincennes IN. (Solo)
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)
2012 Courtland Blade, Cultural Art Gallery IUPUI, Indianapolis IN (solo)
2012 Supermodernity: 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)
2017 !6th Street Mural with the Harison Center for the Arts and Ajia Coleman-Durham on the street side of True Victory Church of God in Christ.
2015- High Art Billboard Project, 2015-2016, Starting Sept 7th 2015-Aug. 2016, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor.
2019 The Beauty of Front Porch Citizenry, City Gallery, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis IN.
2018 ESL/Spectrum w/ IMOCA, Indianapolis IN.
2018 Celebrating 5 years:The Artists Return, Art Space, Vincennes, IN.
2018 The Crow Show, ArtsIlliana, Terre Haute, IN.
2017 Ivy Tech Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, Gallery 924, Indianapolis IN.
2017 The old Chamber of Commerce building Group Show, The old Chamber of Commerce building Indianapolis IN.
2017 73rd Annual Wabash Valley exhibition, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute IN.
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
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
2018 Artist Talk at Park Tudor Visiting artist series.
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
2019- Life on Tinker Street Magazine "Artist's Portrait Courtland Blade", February 2019
2019- Nuvo, "February First Friday Black History and Artist Dominate This Month's Exhibitions" Jan. 30- Feb. 13 2019.
2019- "Weekly View" Fight the Winter Blues with Local Art & Artist, Volume 11 Number 5, Friday February 1-7, 2019.
2017- City Gallery Blog, May 1st, 2017 by Kate Oberreich
2016- "The Weekly View" Artist Painting monument Circle, Volume 8 Number 36, Friday September 9-15, 2016.
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.
“SKY”, “Art from the BLUE WINDOW Heartland” Aug 9, 2014
“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
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
“Daily Journal” , “Meet the artist: Courtland Blade” July 26, 2012
Something Dark News, London: Cork Street Open Exhibition 2010 Thurs 05 Aug, 2010
“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
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