TESSA GREENE O'BRIEN CV

 

Born 1982, South Thomaston, ME

 

EDUCATION

2016            MFA Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2004            BS Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018              (Upcoming) Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME 

2016              Structures, Friedman Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2015             Farmhouse, Gallery 49, Oxbow Blending & Bottling, Portland, ME

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018             Curious Nature | 2018 Alumni Triennial Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

                     Narrative Landscapes, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME

                     Hewnoaks Alumni Show, Gallery 49, Oxbow Blending & Bottling, Portland, ME

2017             Modern Summer, Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, ME

                     Midtoast, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME

                     Selvedge, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

                     Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Exhibition, Firehouse Center Gallery, Damariscotta, ME

      COLLECT: Invitational Summer Art Sale, ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

      Far Away/ Home, Chocolate Church Art Center, Bath, ME

     Inside View, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, ME

2016            New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

                    New England Village: Rethinking Regional Identity, Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum, South Berwick, ME

                    Hole History Show, Asymmetrical Arts, Rockland, ME

                    Big Picture, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH

                    Structures, Friedman Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (Solo Show)

2015           Collect, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

                    Boston Young Contemporaries, 801 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

                    Ode to Letters, Engine, Biddeford, ME

2014           Rumpus Revival, Engine, Biddeford, ME

                    Collect, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

                    Hurricane Island 50th Anniversary Auction, Rockland, ME

2013            Erstwhile, Lot F Gallery, Boston, MA

2004            Thesis Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

RESIDENCIES

2018             Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2018             Monson Arts Residency, Monson, ME

2017             Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2017             Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Lovell, ME

2017             Pace House Residency, Stonington, ME

 

AWARDS & INVITATIONS

2017             Vermont Studio Center Merit Award, Johnson, VT

2017             Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize

2016            Commencement Speaker, MFA Program, Maine College of Art

2016            Visiting Artist, Bowdoin College

2015            Visiting Artist, Bowdoin College

2015            Professional Development Grant, Maine College of Art

2015           Community Project Grant, Allagash Brewing Company (Portland Mural Initiative)

2015            Project Grant, Maine Arts Commission (Portland Mural Initiative)

2015            Presidential Scholarship, Maine College of Art

2014            Kindling Fund Grant, SPACE Gallery (Portland Mural Initiative)

2014            Presidential Scholarship, Maine College of Art

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2016     Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

2014     Portland Press Hotel, Portland, ME

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2016- Present

                     Studio Manager, Aaron Stephan Studio, Portland, ME

2018             Co- Owner, Better Letter Hand Painted Signs, Portland, ME 

2014             Co- Founder, Portland Mural Initiative, Portland, ME 

2003- 2012 

                      Principal Painter, Music Festival Visual Design Team. Northland Design & Construction, Waitsfield, VT