Jill Eggers
Calder Art Center
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI  49401
(616) 331-3361
email:eggersj@gvsu.edu
 
EDUCATION
 
1991                            Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
                                    MFA Painting/Printmaking
 
1986-88                        School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
1983                             Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
                                    BFA Cum Laude, Painting
 
 
SELECTED TEACHING
 
2000-present               Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
                                  Associate Professor.  Teach all levels painting. Direct painting program.
 
1993-2000                   Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
                                   Assistant and Associate Professor.  Taught undergraduate and graduate levels Painting   

 
SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2017                             Intimate Interbeing, Padnos Gallery, Grand Valley State University
2016                             Paintings, Wellness Collective, Grand Rapids, MI
                                    Word and Image, group invitational exhibit, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
                                    Never Not Broken, group exhibit, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
                                    Aspire to Inspire, group invitational exhibit, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI           
2015                            Integrated Patterns: Structured Abstraction, group invitational exhibit, Alden B. Dow                                      
                                    Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI
                                    In the Forest, solo exhibit, Ludington Area Center for the Arts, Ludington, MI
2014                            Grand Rapids Zen Center, Grand Rapids, MI
2013                            Hansel and Gretel, solo exhibit, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
                                    Faculty Exhibit, Seoul Tech University, Seoul, South Korea
2011                            Returning to Earth, solo exhibit, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
                                    Ravines Revisited, Group Exhibit, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
2010                            MultiMedia, Faculty exhibit, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Grand Valley State University,    
                                   Allendale, MI
                                   Haiku Middle Passage, Collaborative Exhibit, Brown and Juanita Ford Gallery, Wayne County        
                                   Community College, Detroit, MI 
                                    Haiku Middle Passage Collaborative Exhibit, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
                                    Muskegon Museum of Art Regional 82nd Regional Exhibition, 2nd place award, Muskegon,
                                    MI
                                    Wichita Center for the Arts Small Oil Paintings, Juried Exhibit, Wichita, KS
2009                            Returning to Earth, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
2008                            They Practice What They Teach: A Selection of Recent Paintings From Michigan College and  
                                    University Faculty
, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
                                    Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Juried Exhibit, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center,  
                                    Birmingham, MI
                                    Silence, International Juried Exhibit, CR Gallery, Kenmore, WA
                                    GVSU Faculty Group Exhibit, Kingston University Gallery, Kingston,England
2007                            Haiku Middle Passage Collaborative Exhibit, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand  
                                    Rapids, MI, and national traveling exhibit
2004                            Faculty Exhibit, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
2003                            Nature Conservancy Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
2002                            Paintings and Drawings, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
                                    Small Works, Morpeth Gallery, Trenton, New Jersey
                                    Artist and Model, ArtWorks, Trenton, New Jersey
2001                            Tiny Works, Project Gallery, Wichita, KS
                                    73rd Muskegon Museum of Art Regional, Muskegon, MI
                                    New Faculty, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
2000                            Sam Messer Selects, The Painting Center, New York, NY
                                    Tiny Works, Project Gallery, Group invitation exhibit, Wichita, KS
                                    Selected Faculty, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1999                            Bowery Gallery Juried Show, Juror Bernard Chaet, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
                                    Texas National 99, Stephen F. Austin State University, TX
                                    Twenty-Third Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Norman Eppink Gallery,             
                                    Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
                                    Tiny Works, Project Gallery. Annual Group Invitational.  Wichita, KS
                                    Expectation and Realization, Erman B. White Gallery Butler County Community College, El         
                                    Dorado, KS
                                    New Work, Solo Exhibit, Stringer Fine Arts Center, Hutchinson,KS
1998                            12th Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
                                    New Drawings, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS
                                    Paintings and Drawings, Solo Exhibit, Mingenback Gallery, Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
1997                             Interior Space, Invitational Group Exhibit, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler Co. Community     
                                    College, El Dorado, KS
                                     Paintings and Drawings, Solo Exhibit, Aaron Bohrod Fine Arts Center, University of  
                                    Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Meanasha, WI           
                                    WSU Faculty Exhibit, Hutchinson Art Center, Hutchinson, KS
                                    Jill Eggers: Paintings and Drawings, solo Exhibit, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
                                    Spring Invitational, Group Exhibit, Evo Gallery, Wichita, KS
                                    The Self Portrait, Group Exhibit, Erman B. White Gallery, El Dorado, KS
1996                            11th Faculty Biennial, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
                                    Drawing Invitational, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
                                    Group Exhibit, Evo Gallery, Wichita, KS
1995                            Helen Bayley and Jill Eggers, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Cowley County  
                                   Centennial Exhibit, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
                                   Group Exhibit, Evo Gallery, Wichita, KS
                                   Light and Transcendence, Stringer Fine Arts Center, Hutchinson, KS
                                   Drawings, Group Exhibit, Larkspur, Wichita, KS
                                   National Juried Exhibition, Natalie Charkow,    Juror, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
                                   26th W & J National Painting Show, Olin Fine Arts Center Gallery, Washington, PA
1993                            New Faculty, Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
                                   Ron Christ, Jill Eggers, and Kathleen Shanahan, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler County           
                                   Community College, El Dorado, KS
1992                            Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, Kingscott Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
1991                            Summer Work, Group Exhibit, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
 
 
SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS
 
 
2012                            PEW FTLC Scholar Teacher Grant, for Drawing From Within/Art Therapy Drawing Course,  
                                   Grand Valley State University
                                    Internship Mini Grant, for New York City Painting Internship Research, Grand Valley State  
                                    University
2011                            CSCE Mini Grant, for New York Painting Student Trip, Grand Valley State University
                                    Pew Teacher Scholar Grant for development of Creative Arts Therapy course, Drawing From 
                                   Within
, Grand Valley State University
2010                            Faculty Research and Development Grant, Grand Valley State University
2008                            Summer Scholars Grant, Grand Valley State University
2007                            Pew Teaching and Learning Grant, Grand Valley State University
2006                            Pew Teaching and Learning Grant, Grand Valley State University
2005                            Research and Development Grant, Grand Valley State University
2004                             Pew Teaching and Learning Grant, Grand Valley State University
                                    Research and Development Grant, Grand Valley State University
2003                            Pew Teaching and Learning Grant, Grand Valley State University
 
2002                            100 Distinguished Art Alumni Centennial Award, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 
                                   MI
                                   Faculty Research and Development Grant, Grand Vallery State University
                                   Pew Teaching and Learning Grant, Grand Valley State University
2002                            Painting Commission, Grand Valley State University
                                    Pew Teaching and Learning Grant, Grand Valley State University
2001                            GVSU Purchase Prize, Muskegon Museum of Art Regional Exhibition
                                    Painting Commission, Grand Valley State University
1999                            Creative/Scholarly Research Grant, Wichita State Univesrity
                                    Honorable Mention, Texas National 99
                                    Nominee, Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award, WSU
                                    Creative Research Grant, Wichita State University
                                    Nominee: College of Fine Arts Excellence in Teaching Award, Young Faculty Scholar Award,        
                                    Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award, Academy for Effective Teaching Award
1992                            Illinois Council For the Arts Grantf, Chicago Dept of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
                                    Focus Grant for Teaching, Chicago, IL
                                    Chicago Foundation for Education Grant, Chicago, IL
1991                            Chicago Foundation for Education Grant, Chicago, IL
1989                            Excellence in Teaching Award, Chicago, IL
 
 
SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
 
2015                            “Art, Science, and the Mystical Forest”, article for Art and Science online magazine,   
                                    Californiametalphoto.com
2013                            “Jill Eggers: Northern Michigan Painting Influences”,WGVU Radio                                       
                                   interview with Shelly Irwin
2010                            “Muskegon Museum of Art’s 82nd Regional, by Susan Harrison Wolffis, The Muskegon  
                                   Chronicle and the Grand Rapids Press
2008                            “GVSU Students remodel, aid center”, by Ellen Hensel; African Community Center Project 
                                   article, Grand Valley Lanthorn, Allendale, MI
                                   “Saginaw Art Museum Show”, by Janet Matineau, The Saginaw News
                                   “On Campus: African Center”, Fox News, 10/16/08They Practice What They Teach,  The   
                                    Saginaw News

2002                            Review of exhibit, Grand Rapids Press
2001                            “Drawing Their Own Conclusions”, review, Dayton Daily News, Dayton, OH
1999                            “And the Winner Is…”, review/article, The Daily Sentinel, Nacodoches, TX
                                   “Art in Kansas”, video interview on Crit O Rama for ZYGO, cultural arts program, KPTS
1998                            “Art of the Dance”, review of collaborative with WSU Dance faculty
1996                            “Teachers Can”, Review of work, The Wichita Eagle
                                   “Faculty Show Off”, Sunflower, Wichita, KS
1997                            “Interior Spaces”, Review, The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS
1996                            “Artist Returns”, The Saginaw News, Saginaw, MI
                                    “Jill Eggers: paintings and Studio Practices”, Interview, Channel 13, Wichita, KS
1995                            Intaglio “Night” printed as cover illustration for The Possible, poems by Bruce Bond,               
                                   Silverfish Review Press
                                   Review, Cowley Press, Arkansas City, KS
                                   Review, Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI
1991                            Night, handmade limited edition book of intaglio prints with short stories by Barry Yourgrau
1985                            Review, Kalamazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo, MI
 
SELECTED VISITING ARTIST LECTURES, WORKSHOPS, PUBLIC PROGRAMS, SPECIAL TEACHING PROJECTS

2017                            Intimate Interbeing, Padnos Gallery, GVSU, Allendale, MI.  Co-curated exhibit.
2017                            Intimate Interbeing, Art Practice Buddhist Retreat for the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple at   
                                   Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2013-15                       St. John’s Home for Children, Grand Rapids, MI  Developed and led volunteer art program 
2013                            Visiting artist, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
2011                            Visiting artist, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant, MI
2009                            Organizer, and host, Crit O Rama, Regional week long arts teaching forum, Urban Institute 
                                   of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2008                            Mentor, Summer Scholars Project, African Community Center for Refugees, Grand Rapids, 
                                   MI
2008                            Women in the Art Series lecture, UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
2007                            Painting/Poetry workshops for Creative Writing Students, GVSU, Allendale, MI.
                                   Organizer and host, Crit O Rama, Regional week long arts teaching forum, Urban Institute     
                                   of Contempoaray Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2007, 2006, 2002        “Teaching in the Inner City School”, guest lecturer, Art Education program, GVSU
2005                            Teacher, GVSU Summer Arts Program for area high school students, Allendale, MI
2001-5                         Organizer and host, Crit O Rama, Regional week long arts teaching forum, Urban Institute 
                                    of Contempoaray Art, Grand Rapids, MI
2002                            Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
2000                            Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
1998                            Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS
                                    Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas
1994-96                       Curated exhibits and directed public programs, Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State 
                                   University, Wichita, KS
1997                            Lecture and drawing workshop, Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI
1995                            Wichita Art Museum, Kansas Artist Guild, Wichita, KS
                                    Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, KS
1993                            Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS
                                    Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
1991                            Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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