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EXHIBITIONS
2012
(upcoming) Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. (group)
Interdisciplinary Arts M.F.A. Thesis Show, CBPA Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL. (group)
2010
Chicago Printers Guild @ Chicago Urban Art Society, Chicago, IL. (group)
Art on Track, mobile installation  on “L” train, Chicago, IL. (group)
Printervention, Chicago Cultural Center, Whistler storefront gallery, and installed on the streets of Chicago, IL, and Detroit, MI. (group)
Artifice Magazine Special Issue #1 Portfolio Release, Loft 3A. Chicago, IL. (group)
2008
Select Impressions, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN. (group)
Prints on Ice, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN. (group)
Into the Hive: CJ Mace, 414soundbar, Minneapolis, MN. (solo)
Hot Off the Press, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN. (group)
2006
Drawin’ the Line: CJ Mace and Lindsay Appell, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY. (duo)
Hot Off the Press, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN. (group)
2005
Prints, You Betcha!, Highpoint Center for Printmaking,  Minneapolis, MN. (group)
2003
Slightly Ajar, with Melanie Marrow, installation part of a larger performance piece, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, MN. (duo)

AWARDS
2012
Albert P. Weisman Award, Columbia College, Chicago, IL.
2011
Alumni Book Fund Award, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2010
Aiko Fellowship, Columbia College.
Interdisciplinary Arts Graduate Departmental Project Grant, Columbia College. Aiko Fellowship, Columbia College.
Rosenblum Award, Columbia College.
2009
Print and Letterpress Graduate Assistantship, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper M.F.A. Program, Columbia College.
2009-2012
Follett Fellowship, Columbia College.
1996-2000
President’s Scholarship, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN.

COLLABORATIVE AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
2010
Printers’ Ball Collaborative Broadside Project with poet Leila Wilson, Chicago Center for Book and Paper, Chicago Printers’ Guild, and Poetry magazine.
5 x 7: Pulp, Ink, Thread’s Collaborative Edition, Columbia College, Chicago IL.
Artifice Magazine Special Issue #1 Portfolio, printed at Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL.
2009
Printing Assistant, “ Lake Echo, Dear, ” by C.D. Wright, designed and printed by Cliff Meador and  April Sheridan, Chicago Center for the Book and the Poetry Foundation.
2006
Letterpress Printer, “Reading the News and Thinking of the T’ang Poets,” to promote John Balaban’s Locusts at the Edge of Summer, etching by Monica D. Church, printed at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY.
2005
Orioles: poems by Patricia Kirkpatrick, book designed, printed and bound in collaboration with Jenny Eisenmen Anderson, Sue  Bjerke, Jennifer Bolanos, Chuck Howard, Fred J. Larson, Ronna B. Mash, Regula Russelle,  and C.B. Sherlock at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
2003
Slightly Ajar, directed by Miriam Colvin  at Patrick’s Cabaret, Minnneapolis, MN.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis; Denison Library, Scribbs College, Claremont CA; Elmer J. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota; Harhrett Rare Books and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia; Kohler Art Library, Elvehjem Museum, University of  Wisconsin, Madison; Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul; J. Willard Marriot Library, University of Utah; Special Collections, Multnomah County Central Library, Portland; Vassar College Library Archives and Special Collections; Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA; Galeria Nacional Centro Costarricense de Ciencia y Cultura, San Jose, Costa Rica

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2012
Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue, co-curator, Center for Book and Paper Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2008
Prints on Ice, co-curator, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN.
2007
Salon Curieux, Blue Moon, Minneapolis, MN.
2003
Slightly Ajar, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, MN.

PUBLICATIONS
2010
“Weighted Praise: Sanctus Sonorensis by Phil Zimmermann.” Journal of Artists’ Books. Spring 2010.
1999
Murphy Square visual art and literary review. Fall 1999.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2010
“Art on Track delivers artistic ride on the CTA.” Chicago Tribune. August 6, 2010. 3.
Abbe, Mary. “Art: Select Impressions.” StarTribune and Vita.mn.com. January 28, 2010.
2008
Skinner, Quinton. “Underpants, Shakespeare, and Giant Squirrels: A Guide to the 2008 Fringe  Festival” The City Pages. August 6, 2008. cover, 3, 12.
“Emerging Artists.” artxxmagazine. Summer 2008.
2005
Abbe, Mary. “Highpoint Holiday-Celebrating a Year of Work at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.” Star Tribune. December 2, 2005. 18F.

EDUCATION
2009-PRESENT M.F.A. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2000 B.A. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
1998-1999 Lancaster University, Lancaster, England
Majors: Women’s Studies and English   Minor: Studio Art  G.P.A.: 3.81/4.00
Summa Cum Laude
Departmental Honors in English
Graduate of the Honors Program

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
College Art Association Member
Southern Graphics Council Member
Mid-American Print Council Member
Chicago Printers Guild Member
Pulp, Ink, Thread. Columbia College Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Dept.

WORKSHOPS AND PANELS
2012
Private Workshops, Photopolymer Intaglio Techniques, Spudnik Press, Chicago, IL
2010
Panelist, Nomadic Studio Project: Printmaker as Distributor, Collaborator, And Facilitator, DePaul University Museum, Chicago, IL
Studio assistant to Maureen Cummins, Books As Weapon: Agitprop in Print, Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
Workshop, Making Books For Prisoners: Journals for the Chicago Books to Women in Prison, The Printer’s Ball, Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
2008
Workshop, Portable Letterpress and Relief Printing on the Chandler-Price, Minnesota Center for Book Arts Education Programs, Craftstravaganza, Minneapolis, MN

WORK AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
01/12-PRESENT
Co-Curator, Material Assumptions: Paper as Dialogue (June 16 – August 11), Center for Book and Paper Arts Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
This is a two-part show that includes selections from the Dieu Donne archive and commissioned works using handmade paper we make in the studios.
SPR 2011
Adjunct Faculty, Letterpress Studio I, Interdisciplinary Arts Department, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
FALL 2010
Teaching Assistant, Art + Design Department, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Assisted Joan Giroux, Associate Professor, Contemporary Issues in Digital Practices.
09/09-1/10
Print and Letterpress Graduate Assistant, Columbia College Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Dept., Chicago, IL
02/08-01/09
Mentor/Teacher, Access/Print Project, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
02/06-06/06
Studio and Office Intern/Assistant Teacher, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY
09/05-10/05
Teaching Assistant, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Assisted Sara Langworthy in Beginning Letterpress.
09/05-12/05
Winter Book Intern, Minnesota Center for Book Arts
06/05-12/05
Working Artist Co-op Member, Highpoint Center for Printmaking
09/96-08/98 & 05/99-08/99
Printer, Augsburg College Offset Pressroom
Printed multicolor commercial jobs for various clients, plus folding, cutting, and binding.
09/96-2/97
Exhibition Hanger, Augsburg College Art Department/Christiansen Center Gallery

RELEVANT TECHNICAL ABILITIES
Experience in woodworking, welding, sewing, lasercutting, and interactive circuitry and electronics/microcontrollers with software including Arduino, Max/MSP, Isadora
Extensive bookbinding and print experience including screen, intaglio, photopolymer, letterpress, relief, lithography, alternative photography, and offset
Professional experience in Adobe Design Suite, Filemaker Pro, and the Microsoft Office Suite
Website design using html5, CSS, and WordPress; active blogger and networking site member
Photography and basic sound and video experience with editing skills in AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro, and Audacity