Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH; "GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof VI" (solo) 2025 (planned) 

FLASHPOINTS: Material / Intent / Fused

Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA; 2025 (planned)
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO; 2023
Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericorida University, Dallas, PA; 2023
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI; 2022
Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO; 2021 
Jacki Headley Gallery, California State University, Chico, CA; 2021
Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA; 2020
The Museum at Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, VA; 2019

Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, OH; "GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof V" (solo) 2024 

Compulsory Measures
Gallery II, Howard County Arts Council, Ellicott City, MD; 2024 (planned) 
The Museum at Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, VA; 2023 
Gumenick Family Gallery, Glen Allen, VA; 2022 
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA; 2020
International Museum of Arts & Science, McAllen, TX; 2019 - 2020 
The Art Museum, SUNY Potsdam, NY; 2019 

Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD; 2019 

The Garden
Ridderhof - Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA; 2023 
Mattatuck Art Museum, Waterbury, CT; 2022 
The Museum at Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, VA; 2020

Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration
Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; 2023
Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst Univesity, Kansas City, MO; 2023
The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA; 2022
University of New Hampshire, Museum of Art, Durham, NH; 2022 
Jacksonville State Univesity, Jacksonville, AL; 2021 
Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM; 2021

Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, MD; 2020 
The Daura Gallery, Lynchburg University, Lynchburg, VA; 2020 
Baron & Ellin Gordon Galleries, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; 2019 
The Phillips Museum, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA; 2019
Kohl Gallery, Washington College, Chestertown, MD; 2018 
Helen E. Copeland Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; 2017 
University Art Collection, Chapman University, Orange, CA; 2016
Zukerman Musuem of Art, Kennesaw University, Kennesaw, GA; 2014 
Total Gallery, Dubai, UAE; 2014
Langford120 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; 2013
VCUQ Galleries, Doha, Qatar; 2013

Pulpled Under Pressure: the Art of Handmade Paper
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO; 2024 
Iowa State University, University Museums, Ames, IA; 2023 
Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; 2023 
University of Southern Maine Art Galleries, Gorham, ME; 2022
Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA; 2022 
J. Wayne Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; 2022 
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, TX; 2021 
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA; 2021
Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI; 2020
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; 2019 
A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, NC; 2019 
Boise State University, Boise, ID; 2018 
Kohler Gallery, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI; 2018 
Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington; 2017
Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ; 2017 
Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA; 2015

VisArts, Concourse Gallery, Rockville, MD; "GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof IV" (solo) 2023

Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA; "GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof III" (solo) 2023

McLanahan Gallery, Penn State Altoona, Altoona, PA; "GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof II" (solo) 2022

McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA; “Continuum: Artists Teaching Artists”, 2022, invitational
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD; “Looks Good on Paper”, 2022, Cindy Cheng, Kelly Taylor Mitchell, Gretchen Schermerhorn, jurors

Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg, VA; “Sunflowers for Ukraine” 2022

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI; "GEOmatrix: a Perfect Proof I" (solo) 2022 

ChromaProjects, Charlottesville, VA; "Transmission" (solo) 2022 

Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth, MA; "Understory", Joanne Ingersoll, juror 2022 
Fengxian Museum, Shanghai, China; Shanghai International Paper Art Biennale - “Feast on Paper”, Anson Ou, curator, 2021

AAP Space, Pittsburgh, PA; “Extending a Hand”, Imin Yeh, curator, 2021

James May Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; "Covid Collage" (solo) 2021 online 

Foundry Art Centre, St Charles, MO; “Paperworks VII”, Sukenya Mani, juror; 2020 

“Seeing Purple / Seeing Red”; Online invitational exhibition, Ella Watson, curator; 2020

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Frederick Layton Gallery, 
Milwaukee, WI; 2020
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN; 2014
University of TN Fine Arts Gallery, Knoxville, TN;  2013

Seamans and Allenton Galleries, DAC, Durham, NC; "Material / Process"
(5-person invitational), 2020 

James May Gallery, Algoma, WI;  November 2019 (3-person) 

The Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL; "Let's Do It: 23 Years of Book and Paper", 2019 

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum of Art, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; "Power, Beauty, and Justice" 2019

Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, NM; "50 States / 200 Artists", Douglas Mehrens, curator 2019 

Hermes Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; “GEOmatrix” (solo) 2019 

FAIC Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT; "Sacred Geometry: the Perfect Proof" (solo) 2019 
1708 Gallery @ Linden Row Inn, Richmond, VA; "Landmarks", Amie Oliver, curator, 2019

Naples Art Association, Naples, FL; "National Art Encounter", Brad Cushman, Jill Deupi, Kirk Ke Wang, jurors, 2018-2019

Offsite Gallery, Norfolk, VA; “Knotworks” (2-person) 2019-2018

Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, AL; "Y'all", Peter Baldaia, Curator, Huntsville Museum of Art, juror, 2018  

Tony Hunderford Memorial Gallery
, College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata, MD; "Proof Perfect" (solo) 2018 

Gorevin Gallery
, Cabrini University, Philadelphia, Radnor Township, PA; "Tiles and Tessellations" (solo) 2018

Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA; “National Annual”, Laura McManus, curator, Maier Museum of Art, juror, 2018

Langford120 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; “Edge”, invitational, 2018
Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, IA; “Paper is Part of the Picture”, Sarah McCoy and Mary Jones, jurors, 2018
Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, Columbia, MO; “Paper in Particular”, Tamryn McDermott, juror, 2018

Moon Gallery, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA. “Gift”, Jordan Amirkhani, juror,

Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO; “Wax Stories 2”, Patricia Aaron, juror,

Avenir Museum of of Design and Merchandising, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; 2018 
Willard Wankelman Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH; 2017 
Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD; 2017 
Art Museum of West Virginia University, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; 2017 
Sheppard Contemporary and University Galleries, University of Nevada-Reno, , Reno, NV; 2016 

Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI;2016 
New Mexico Art Museum, University of NM, Albuquerque, NM; 2016
McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland, TX; 2016 
Herron Galleries, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN; 2016 
Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead University, Morehead, KY; 2015 
Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN; 2015 (planned)
Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT; 2015
A.D. Gallery, University of NC-Pembroke; 2014 
(TAG) Theatre Arts Galleries, High Point, NC; 2013

Heated Exchange
Capital One, Richmond, VA; 2018
Gumenick Gallery, Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen, VA; 2017 
Visual Arts Center, Portsmouth, VA; 2017 
California State University-Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA; 2017 
California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA; 2016 
Capital One, Plano, TX; 2016
J Stark Wayne Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; 2016
Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL; 2014 
Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; 2013 
Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery, Clinton, SC; 2013
The Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC; 2012

Artspace, Richmond, VA; "think small! International Miniatures"
Invitational, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001

Irving Art Center, Irving, TX; “Islamic Art Revival Series”, Linda Komaroff, (Curator of Islamic Art , LACMA), 2017 
A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, NC; “Precision”, Michael Reedy, juror 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Museum School, Richmond, VA; "Artists Collect Series - Sally Bowring: A Collection of Friends", 2017

Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA, "Virignia Artists", Angela Meron, juror, 2017

ARTspace, Richmond, VA; "Radius 250", Francis Thompson, juror, 2017 

Off the Square Gallery, Leonardtown, MD; "Proof Perfect", 2017 (solo)

Anthenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA; "Pattern and Repetition", (2-person) 2017 

VCUQatar Gallery, VCUQater, Doha, Qatar; "Form (Force) Tasmeem 2017", Karim SultanCurator, Barjeel Art Foundation, juror, 2017  

ChromaProjects, Charlottesville, VA; "Bindings", Deborah McLeod, curator, 3-person exhibition, 2017

Olin Hall Galleries, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA; "2017 Bienneial", Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo and Beth Rudin DeWoody, jurors, 2017

Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC; "Reduce", 2016

Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, OR; "Elegant Simplicity", Corey Peeke, curator, 2016

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ; "2016 International", Johnathan Goodman, juror, 2016

Irving Art Center, Irving, TX; “Islamic Art Revival Series”, Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, juror, 2016

A.D. Gallery, Univesity of North Carolina Pembroke, Pembroke, NC; "Art of Paper", 2016
Art in Embassies Program, Vatican City, Rome, Italy; 2016-2014

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum of Art, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; "SECAC Annual", Jenine Culligan, juror, 2016 

Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM; "Encaustic Art in the 21st Century, 2016 

Visual Arts Center, Marshall Univerity, Huntington, WV; "5th National", Geoffrey Fleming, juror, 2016

ARTspace, Richmond, VA; "Radius 250", Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art, juror, 2015 

Neil Britton Gallery, Virginia Weslyan College, Norfolk, VA; "Strange Loops II", 2015 (solo)

VCUQatar Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha, Qatar; 2015 
Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art, Sawhill Museum, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; 2015 
Glass Curtain Gallery and Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2014 
Purdue University Galleries, Lafayette, IN; 2014 
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; 2014 
Emily Davis Gallery, Myers School of Art, Akron, OH; 2013 
Eleanor D Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA; 2013
Ritter Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; 2013
Herron School of the Arts, Indianapolis, IN; 2012
Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; 2012
Welch Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; 2012
Centre for the Living Arts, Space 301, Mobile, AL; 2011

McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX, "MAC@20", 2014

Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT, "RELEVANT 2014"; 2014 

Gallery M Squared, Houston, TX, "Paper Cuts II"; 2014 

Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa, AZ; "Fold, Paper, Scissors"; 2014 
University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA; "Anarchistic Abstraction"; 2013 

Rawls Museum of Art, Courtland, VA, "Friends and Friends of Friends"; 2013

Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT; "RELEVANT 2013"

Capital One, Richmond, VA; 2013
1708 Gallery / Linden Row, Richmond, VA; 2012
Centre for the Living Arts, Space 301, Mobile, AL; 2011
Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA; 2011
Virginia Center for the Arts, Portsmouth, VA; 2011
Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA; 2010
Fine Arts Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; 2009
Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA; 2008
Longwood Center for the Arts, Farmville, VA; 2007
Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA; 2006
Dupont Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA; 2005
Plant Zero, Richmond, VA; 2005

Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN; "Shadow and Light"; 2013

Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; "Strange Loops" (solo); 2012

Frankie G. Weems Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC; "Wax Foundations"
Kristen Gallagher, curator; 2012

Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, Marshall, MN; "Twist",
Carrie Patterson, curator; 2012

Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA; "Virginia Crossroads", Ray Kass, curator; 2012

Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ; "Clip, Cut, Paper Thin", Brenda Kele, curator; 2012

The Painting Center, New York, NY; "Re-Generation", Carrie Patterson, curator; 2012

Gallery 842, Marshall University, Huntington, WV; "Thermal Traces"; 2012

The French Connection, Amie Oliver, curator
Traveled to:
Artspace, Richmond, VA; 2012
1708 Artist Gallery, Richmond, VA 2012

ArtPrize, Cathedral Place, Grand Rapids, MI; "Eglise", Ron Pederman, curator, 2011

Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA; "Spectrum", 2011

The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA; "Assemblage, Collage, and Mixed Media by Virginia Artists", James Warwick Jones, curator, 2011

University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL; "Thermal Traces", 2011

Gallery @220, Chicago, IL; "Big Paper", Shayne Wulbert, curator, 2011

H. Scott November Gallery, Richmond, VA; "Putting It Together", Sally Bowring, curator, 2010

1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA; "Curiouser", Joe Seipel, juror, 2010

The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA; "Virginia Artists 2010", Nancy Sausser, juror, 2010

Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA; "Summer Solstice", 2010

Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; "Best Foot Forward", 2010

ArtPrize, Old Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI; "Paper Cuts", curated by Urban Institute of Contemporary Art 2009

Space 301, Mobile, AL; "Art in Academia", Paul Richelson, Chief Curator, Mobile Museum of Art, juror, 2009

The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic
Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA; 2009
Museum of the Arts, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA; 2008
McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA; 2008
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX; 2008
UTSA Gallery, University of Texas-San Antonio; 2007
Ingram Studio Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; 2006

Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, "Small Claims", 2008

Montserrat Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
"National Encaustic Conference", Zola Solamente, juror, 2007

Pivot Points
Western Carolina University Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC; 2006
Riverviews Gallery, Lynchburg, VA; 2005
Humanities Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2005
Museum of the Arts, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA; 2005
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; 2004
Galeria ICPNA Miraflores, Lima, Peru; 2004
The Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; 2004
Boyden Gallery, St Mary’s College of Maryland, St Mary City, MD; 2003 

Bridging Three Generations
Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA; 2005
DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College, Madison, WI; 2004

South Carolina Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; 2004
Ewing Gallery, University of TN-Knoxville; 2003
The Gallery Carillon, Charlotte, NC; 2003
Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA; 2002

Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
"Juxtaposition", 2004 (solo)

University of South Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg, SC
"Circled and Squared", 2004 (solo)

McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA, "Strictly Painting 4"
Sarah Finlay, Director Fusebox Gallery, Washington, D.C. and Deborah McLeod, Director Emerson Gallery, jurors, 2003

Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts, Milwaukee, WI
"(R)evolving", 2002 (solo)

Daegu Culture and Art Center, Daegu, Korea
"The Korean and American Exchange", 2002

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
Robin Waite, curator, 2001

Signature Gallery, Stoughton, WI
"The Art of Elizabeth Kord, Reni Gower, Belle Hollon", 2001

1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA; "G0-FISH", a citywide multi-site and multi-sponsored public arts project; “A Rockfish of Quite a Different Stripe #2”, Bank of America, sponsor, 2001

Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA, Andrea Pollan, juror, 2001

Belknap & Covi Galleries, Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville Louisville, KY, John Begley, juror, 2000

Emerson Gallery, McLean Art Center, McLean, VA
"Strictly Painting III", Terrie Sultan, juror, 2000

D’ART Center, Norfolk, VA
"The Bridge", Deborah McLeod, curator, 2000

Main Art Gallery, Richmond, VA, "A Decade Decoded", 2000 (solo)

Trace / QuaTrace
Signature Gallery, Stoughton, WI 1999
Museum of the Arts, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA, 1998

1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, "5th National", Gretchen Bender, juror, 1997

Crossing Borders
JCC Gallery, Richmond, VA, 1998
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 1997

Galeria ICPNA Miraflores, Lima, Peru
"Works on Paper", 1997, 1996

Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
"Artstravaganza 9", Sam Gilliam, juror, 1996

Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
Mark Johnson, Director of Montgomery Museum of Art, juror, 1995

Gallerie Corti, Brussels, Belgium, 1995

Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA, 1995 (solo)

Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
"Painting '94", Donald Kuspit, juror, 1994

Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami, FL, 1994

Proctor Silex Corporate Headquarters, Richmond, VA, 1994

Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, 1988 (solo)

Cultural Center, Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1991
Cultural Center, Kishinev, Moldova

Museo Pedro De Osma, Barranco' Lima, Peru; "Encuentro Americano", 1991

Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA
"Zebo - An Inner Space", 1989 (solo)
"Contemporary Modes of Expression", 1987

The Southeast 7
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, 1987
Gallery of Fine Arts; University of the South; Sewanee, TN, 1984
Virginia Beach Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Spirit Square Arts Center; Charlotte, NC

Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN
"Works on Paper", Ivan Karp, juror, 1987

A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 1986

Anton Gallery, Washington, DC, 1986, 1983 (solos)

Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, 1986 (solo)

33 Gallery, Baltimore, MD, "Works on Paper", Nancy Lurie, juror, 1985

JCCT Gallery, Norfolk, VA, "Galaxy '85", Lisa Lyons, juror, 1985

Virginia Women Artists
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1985
Portsmouth Art Center; Portsmouth, VA
Piedmont Art Association; Martinsville, VA
University of Richmond; Richmond, VA
Mary Miss, Ellen Lanyon, Mary Ann Harmon, jurors

Southwest Texas State University,
San Marcos, TX, Judy Pfaff, juror, 1984

Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, VA, 1984 (solo)

Two Flights Up Gallery, Syracuse, NY, 1984 (solo)

Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, VA,
"Tredegar Iron Works I and II", 1984, 1983

Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA,
"The Next Juried Show", Jim Dine, juror, 1983

Brixton Gallery, London, England, 1983

Museum of the Arts, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA
"Bless This House", 1983 (solo)

Minot Gallery, Minot, ND, 1982 (solo)

Associate Artist Gallery, Fayetteville, NY, 1981 (solo)

Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA
"International Open", Nancy Castro, juror, 1980

Munson-Williams-Procter Institute, Utica, NY
"Artists of Central New York"
Thomas Leavitt, juror, 1980
Ivan Karp, juror, 1979

The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
"The Syracuse Show", Stephen Prokopoff, juror, 1980

Bloomington Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1979 (solo)

Marshall Performing Art Center, Duluth, MN, 1978 (solo)

Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN
"Arrowhead Exhibition", Lois Whitmore, juror, 1978

Holden Fine Arts Center, Superior, WI
"Women in the Arts", K. Milner-Wright, juror, 1977

Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
"Group 5", William Boyce, curator, 1977

Gallery 853, Madison, WI
"Mostly Paint", Victor Kord, curator, 1976

Wisconsin Center Gallery, Madison, WI, 1974 (solo)


Virginia Commission for the Arts, Works on Paper Fellowship, 2023

Pollock - Krasner Foundation Grant, 2020

Professor Emerita Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2019

SECAC - Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, 2017
National Award

Jameel 5 Prize Nominee, 2017
Sponsored by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Honorable Mention / Juror's Choice, Francis Thompson, "Radius 250", Artspace, Richmond, VA, 2017

Artist-In-Residence Award, Columbia College Chicago, Center for Book, Paper, and Print, 2016

2nd Place Award  / Juror’s Choice: Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director,
Taubman Museum of Art, “Radius 250”, Artspace, Richmond, VA, 2015

Virginia Atelier International Cité Residency Award (Nov/Dec) 2014 

VCUarts Research Reassignment, 2014 
Fall semester leave for international research and presentations

VCUarts Faculty Research Grant 2014, 2007

CAA Distinguished Teacher of Art Award 2014
National Award for Excellence in Teaching

VCU Distinguished Teacher of Art Award 2014
University Award for Excellence in Teaching

VCUarts Distinguished Teacher of Art Award 2014
School of the Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching

RELEVANT-Artist-in-Residence Mentor Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT; 2013

Southeastern College Art Conference Award 2012
Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials in the Southeast, Papercuts

VCUarts Project Grants 2011, 2008, 2006, 2003, 2001

Award of Distinction 2010
The Charles H Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA; "Virginia Artists 2010", Nancy Sausser, juror

VCUarts Award of Excellence 2008
Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service

VCU Center for Teaching Excellence Grants 2008, 2001

Virginia Commission for the Arts Project Grants 2007, 2004-2003

Southeastern College Art Conference Award 2007
Regional Award for Excellence in Teaching

First Place Award, TAF, Art Fair, Nashville, TN 2007
Kevin Grogan, Director, Morris Museum of Art, juror

Virginia Atelier International Cité Residency Award (July/Aug) 2006

Southeastern College Art Conference Award 2005
Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials in the Southeast, Pivot Points

Pivot Points Symposium 2005
College of Humanities and Sciences, VCUArts School of the Arts
Painting and Printmaking Department, English Department

Southeastern College Art Conference Award 2004
Outstanding Exhibition and Catalog of Contemporary Materials in the Southeast, Convergence

Artist-In-Residence Award 2003
The Artist House, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

VCU Materials and Stipend Grants 1999, 1993, 1986, 1982

Juror's Choice 1996
Sam Gilliam, “Artstravaganza 9”, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

NEA/SECCA Southeastern Artists Fellowship 1983-1984


Tweed Museum of Art; Duluth, MN

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Roanoke, VA

Encaustic Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Michigan State University, Art in Public Spaces, East Lansing, MI

Lawrence University, Wriston Art Center, Appleton, WI

Library of Congress Print Collection; Washington, D.C.

Global Centre for Drawing, Melbourne, Australia

American Embassy; Lima, Peru

American Embassy; Osaka, Japan

Cultural Center; Kishinev, Moldova

Banco De Credito Del Peru; Lima, Peru

Federal Reserve Bank; Richmond, VA

Pleasant Company / Mattell, Inc; Middleton, WI

Media General Incorporate; Richmond, VA (2017 - 2000)

Capital One; Richmond, VA

NOVA SCHAR Cancer Institute, Fairfax, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University Collections; Richmond, VA
    Ambulatory Care Facility Commission
    Shafer Court Dining Hall Facility Commission

VCU Health: Children’s Hospital of Richmond Wonder Tower, Richmond, VA

Dick and Betsy DeVos; Grand Rapids, MI

Julene Beck; Cape Coral, FL

Mark and Hillary Kaplan; Nashville, TN

Rachel Wagner, Baltimore, MD

Harry L. Davis; Leesburg, VA

Richard and Elizabeth Young; Staunton, VA

Philip and Kay Davidson; Richmond, VA

Susan B. Hardwicke Estate; Richmond, VA

Robert and Ann Shaberg; Richmond, VA

Sally and Derek Kannermeyer, Richmond, VA

Charles and Victoria Bleick; Richmond, VA

Morgan Massey; Richmond, VA

Walter and Mary Ann Hooker; Richmond, VA

Matthew Roberts; Richmond, VA

Robert Holsworth, Richmond, VA

Amy Holland, Richmond, VA

Sue Ann Messmer, Richmond, VA


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Master of Fine Arts/Studio Arts

University of Minnesota-Duluth, Duluth, MN
Master of Arts/Studio Arts

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Bachelor of Science/Studio Arts
Graduated with Honors

PUBLICATIONS: (Select Highlights)

65th Annual Student Fine Art Exhibition, Juror’s Statement, California State University-Chico, May 2021
Artwork ARCHIVE, “How to Organize Traveling Museum Exhibitions as an Artist or Collective”, Blog Interview, April 2021  
The Garden, Curator’s Overview Vimeo Video, 2020

Shields, Kathryn / Spillane, Sunny, editors, Redefining Creativity: Multi-Layered Collaboration in Art & Art Historical Practice, Chapter Benitez / Gower, Cambridge Scholars Publishing Ltd, England, 2016

Boss, Carol, Woman’s Focus, KUNM Radio, 89.9 FM, FABRICation at University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, 11 June 2016, interview 

Les Femme Folles: Women in Art, online journal, 11 January 2017, Kristy Deetz & Reni Gower Artists / Curators, interview with Sandy Deskin
Encaustic Arts Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 1, Winter 2016, Multi-Sensory Materiality, pgs. 68-87

365 Artists / 365 Days: Interview, Frank Juarez Gallery / Greymatter Gallery Collaborative Project, 3 April 2015

Artist as Arbiter, Bad at Sports: Contemporary Talk Podcast, Episode 416: 19 August 2013

How to Travel an Exhibition, CAA Podcast, www.collegeart.org/podcast/, 2012

Curator's Remarks, Heated Exchange, catalog essay, 2012

Whispered Conversations: Works by Chris Gregson, exhibition essay, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA, 2011

Introduction, Encaustic: A Guide to Creating Fine Art with Wax, Rankin, Lissa, Watson Guptill, a subsidiary of Random House, 2010

Construction Ahead: Strategies for a Successful Road Show, article, Art Calendar, Volume 20, Number 8, p.5-7, September 2006

Construction Ahead: Strategies for a Successful Road Show, article, Journal of the Southern Graphics Council, p.3-6, Summer 2006

Material Evidence, Convergence, catalog essay, p.5-9, 2003

Richard Carlyon, here.Say, review, SECAC REVIEW, Volume XIV, Number 2, p.173-174, 2002

BIBLIOGRAPHY: (Select Highlights)

Artzine, online magazine, “Seeing Purple / Seeing Red: An American Endeavor”, November 2020

Benitez, Jorge M, Dichotomies of Nature, The Garden, catalog essay, 2020

Vimeo Video, The Garden, Virtual Tour 2020

Moorefield, Amy, Commitment and Immersion – Contemporary Mark-Making, Compulsory Measures, catalog essay, 2019

Dunne, Susan, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, “Geometry Connects with Spirituality in ECSU Exhibit”, 18 February 2019

Kistler, Ashley, Pulped Under Pressure; the Art of Handmade Paper, Exhibition Catalog, “Paper with a Purpose” catalog essay. 1 February 2017

McCoy, Mary, “FABRICation”, SECAC Online Exhibitions Reviews, 2017

Rooney, Ashley.  Lee, Ann. Encaustic Art in the 21st Century, Schiffer Publishing, 2016.  ISBN13: 9780764350238.    Works highlighted in forward by Kim Bernard.

DiJulio, Betsy, ArtScene, Portsmouth, VA, “Women Shine in Pulped Under Pressure”, www.VEERmag.com, 56 VEER, p. 57-58, Interview, January 2016

Bird, Sandra, Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective, Volume 10 Number 1 Special Edition on "Understanding Transformations in the Arabian Peninsula”, Kennesaw State University Press, Kennesaw, GA, “Intercultural Connectivity: Intertwined through Islamic Design”, Geometric Aljamia: a Cultural Transliteration.  ISSN 1930-3009 2015

Mintz, Donna, Arts, ATL, Review: Contemplative, culture-crossing work in Geometric Aljamia at Zuckerman, 12 January 2015
McKenzie, Janet, interview, "Reni Gower ad Jorge Benitez: 'Nothing can be reduced to black and white', Studio International: Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, 15 April 2015.

Holla, Anand, Gulf Times, Doha, Qatar, “Ponder Over Paper”, 27 September 2015.
Holla, Anand, The Gulf Times, Doha, Qatar, review, Ladies of Substance24 September 2015

The Peninsula, Qatar’s Daily News, Doha, Qatar,
VCUQ opens international exhibition Papercuts”, 22 September 2015. (photos)

Johnson, Aleda, Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, review, Papercuts Set to Open March 2 at Duke Hall Gallery, 26 February 2015

Hackett, Ken, United State Embassy to the Holy See / Art in Embassies Exhibition catalog, 2014 

Benitez, Jorge M, Form and Culture Across Time and Borders, Geometric Aljamia: a Cultural Transliteration, catalog essay, 2014
Bird, Sandra, Intercultural Connectivity: Intertwined trough Islamic Design, Geometric Aljamia: a Cultural Transliteration, catalog essay, 2014

Hemmings, Jessica, Slow Looking, FABRICation, catalog essay, 2014

Columbia College Chronicle, Chicago, IL, Traveling exhibition Papercuts opens at Columbia”, 22 September 2014 (photos)

McKenzie, Janet, Studio International, Visual Art Design, and Architecture, Crossing the Line 2: Drawing in the Middle East, 4 October 2014  

Iwasaki, Scott. The Park Record, Park City, UT, Relevant Revealed, C-1, p.1-3, 27-30 July 2013 (photos)

Ryan, Paul, "Anarchistic Abstraction", exhibition essay, 2013

Shinn, Dorothy, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, review, "Craft raised to fine art in intricate 'PaperCuts", p.E1 (photo) 3 November 2013 

Allen, Mike, Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA review, "Papercuts traveling exhibition on display at Hollins University, 6 June 2013

Jones, Michelle, The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, review, Tinney Contemporary show of cut-paper works explores  ‘Shadow and Light’, 2 June 2013 

Gibson, Dawn, "International and Local Designers Combine at Tasmeem Doha 2013", QF Spotlight, Qatar Foundation Telegraph, p. 6, 4 April 2013 (photos)

Marcus, Jonathan D, FAU Exhibit Spotlight the Art of Paper Cutting, South Florida Sun-Sentinel , 1 February 2013

Cullum, Jerry, Burnaway, “Papercuts Dismantles Old Notions of the Art as A Mere Decorative Craft” 26 January 2012  

Brown, David J, Between Thing and Picture & Concannon, Kevin, In an Around the Studio–Reni Gower in Conversation with Kevin Concannon, essays, Strange Loops, 2012

Virginia Crossroads: State of the Arts, 2012

Heated Exchange, exhibition catalog, 2012

Cognard-Black, Jennifer, “Re-generation Josef Albers”, Re-Generation, essay, 2012

Powers, Norm, Bold Life, Waxed Capers, Asheville, NC, article, , 26 September 2012

Hetter, Colleen, www.Examiner.com, review, photos, 15 October 2012

Reeves, Teresa Bramlette, essay, Observations, Papercuts, 2011 

Baker, Brett, Painters’ Table, “Re-Generation: Josef Albers’ Legacy of Teaching”, 20 December 2011

Harrison, Thomas B.  “Space 301 exhibit is a poeteic interplay of light and shadow”, Mobile Press Register, Mobile, Al, 9 October 2011 Section E. P. 1-6

Ott, Sabina, CAA News, “Meta-Mentor Sessions” and “ARTspace and ARTexchange at the Chicago Conference”, p. 8 - 12, March 2010

New American Painting #88, Barbara O'Brien, Curator, Kemper Museum of Art, juror, Volume 15, Issue 3, p. 74 - 77, June / July 2010

Harvey, Heather, Constructs IV, ART PAPERS, review, p. 54-55, January 2008

Mattera, Joanne, A Conceptual Leap From the Dark Tombs of Antiquity to the Light, Here and Now, Catalog Essay for The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic, 2007

O'Sullivan, Michael, The Washington Post, Paint: The Message Vs, the Medium,review, p. WE21, 13 June 2008; Artists Wax Eloquent in an Ancient Medium,review, p. WE45, 25 April 2008

Blackbird, an online journal of literature and the arts, Pivot Points exhibition catalog, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 2004

Ding, J. Teresa, The Phillipian, Andover, MA, review, Arts: Pivot Points: Painted Poetry, Volume CXXVII, Number 1, p. A5, February 13, 2004

Dunlap, Bill, Around Town, WETA / PBS, Washington, D.C., Juxtapositions, 2004

Galindo, Diana Norka, Producer, Instituto Nacional de Radio y Television del Peru, Lima, Peru, interview, Palco Estelar, Channel 7, 24 July 2004, 3:00 p.m.

Rumsey, Monica, editor, Go Fish! Richmond’s Premiere Outdoor Art Exhibition, book, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA, ©2001