Gena Spivey VanDerKloot

genavdk@gmail.com

EDUCATION:
Indiana University; Bloomington Indiana, M.F.A. in Painting 
University of Georgia; Study in Cortona, Italy 
University of Georgia; Athens, Georgia, B.F.A. Drawing and Painting 
Randolph Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia

GRANTS AND AWARDS
Individual Artist Grants-
Year long study with paintings of Fernbank Forest - Georgia Council for the Arts and the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts and Education through Visual Works Atlanta Georgia, 1985
Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts to design and paint a American Red Cross Mural; Macon, Georgia 1981
M.F.A. Assistantship Grant, Indiana University, Bloomington

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Paintings; Pure Art, McMinnville, Tennessee, 2003
Paths; Dobbs Gallery, Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia, 1999
Paintings; Downtown Partnership Gallery, Hurt Building; Atlanta 1996
Paintings; Georgia Southern University; Statesboro, 1993
Recent Paintings, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, 1991
Gena Spivey; Quinlan Museum; Gainesville, Georgia, 1985
Studies of Fernbank Forest; Fernbank Museum, 1984
Paintings; Cornell Gallery; Mercer University, Macon, Georgia1976

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Atlanta Printmaker Exhibit, Selected Prints, Hudgens Center for the Arts, 2011
Through a Window of Paint, landscape paintings, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, 2010
The Price Is Right, paintings, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, 2010
Selected Prints from the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Terminus 100, Atlanta, 2010
Pressing Matters, Abernathy Arts Center, Sandy Springs, Georgia 2010
Folium Darwinii Printmaker Exhibit, Seen Gallery, Decatur Georgia, 2010 and Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Atlanta 2009
Three Printmakers, Genema Gallery, Atlanta, 2009
Atlanta Printmakers, Sunrise Bank, Atlanta, Georgia 2009
Decatur Arts Festival Juried Exhibit, Agnes Scott College, 2008
Taking Off Exhibition, Atlanta Printmakers Gallery, 2008
Georgia National Fair; Perry, Georgia, 2007
Artist and Their Pets; Swan Coach House, Atlanta, 2005
Looks Good on Paper; Spruill Arts Center, Atlanta, 2005
Push Pin Show; City Hall East Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2005
National Fair of the State of Georgia, Perry, Georgia, 2003,
Vital Signs, Nexus Contemporary Art Center; Atlanta, 1999
Nexus Artists; Chattahoochee Art Association, LaGrange, 1987
Juried Invitational, Piedmont Arts Festival; Atlanta, 1987
Nexus Artists, Nexus; Atlanta, Georgia, 1986
Artists 34 and Under, Atchison Gallery; Birmingham, 1986
Carrollton Regional Juried Art Exhibit III; Carrollton, Ga, 1986
5th Augusta Biennial; Augusta, Georgia, 1985
Mint Museum Biennial Exhibition; Charlotte, N.C., 1983
M.F.A. Exhibition, Indiana University; Bloomington, 1978

COLLECTIONS:
State of Georgia Collection
Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department
Gainesville College, Gainesville, Collection
Mercer University Collection

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Art Institute of Atlanta Decatur; Drawing, Color Theory and Two Dimensional Design, 2008- present
American Intercontinental University; Atlanta, Drawing, Color Theory and Basic Design, Painting, 2001- 2005
American College for the Applied Arts; Atlanta, Georgia, Two Dimensional Design, Color theory, Drawing and Painting, 1987-1998
Indiana University, Foundations, Drawing, 2 Dimensional Design and Color Theory as independent MFA graduate school instructor, David Hornung faculty advisor, 1977-1978
Chastain Arts Center; Atlanta, Drawing and Painting, 1986, 1987
Callonwolde Summer Program; Atlanta, Drawing, 1984, 1985
North Dekalb Arts Center, Atlanta, Drawing/Painting 1983, 1985


ARTIST- IN- RESIDENCE
Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities
Garden Hills Elementary School, Fulton County, Atlanta, Georgia, 1986
Lanier School: Gainesville, Georgia, 1985
White County Middle School: Cleveland Georgia, 1984
Clisby Art Magnet; Macon, Georgia, eighteen weeks, 1984
Toccoa Elementary School; Toccoa, Georgia, eighteen weeks, 1982
Lee County Elementary, Leesburg, Georgia, eighteen weeks, 1981

Georgia Art Bus Program, Visiting Artist
Gertrude Herbert Institute; Augusta, Georgia, 1987
Thomasville Cultural Arts Center; Thomasville, Georgia, 1987
Stockton Elementary School, Stockton, Georgia, 1987
Highpoint Elementary School, Fulton County, 1986
Pleasantdale School, Dekalb County, 1986
Gainesville Junior College; Gainesville, Georgia, 1982
Bradwell institute; Hinesville, Georgia, 1982

Fulton County Arts Council
Chattahoochee High School; Tri City High School; 1989
Palmetto High School, Milton High School; Roswell High School, 1987
Woodland High School, Feldwood High School, Riverwood High School
Brookhaven Boy’s Club, Atlanta, Georgia, 1982-83

Community Service
Volunteer Director, Inman Middle School Photography Club, Atlanta, Georgia; 1999-2004, coordinated and directed this after school club for 5 years, wrote and received two successful grants from the Blank Family Foundation, set up permanent annual fundraising project and organized student photos exhibited widely throughout Atlanta including an exhibition at the Atlanta Federal Reserve
Troop 455 Steering Committee, Boy Scouts of America, 1999-2006; served as secretary
Grady High School PTSA Fundraising Committee, Chair of Volunteers, 2004-2007
Grady High School Grounds Chair, 2005-2008


Professional Organizations

University of Georgia Library Board of Visitors, member, 2000- present
Atlanta Printmaker member
College Art Association, membership
F.A.T.E., Foundations in Art, Theory and Education workshop participant and presenter, AIAD, Atlanta; 2010 and 2011

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