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

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017             (Upcoming) Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME

                     Selvedge, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

                     Joseph A. Fiore Painting Prize Exhibition, Firehouse Center Gallery, Damariscotta, 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            Farmhouse, Gallery 49 at Oxbow, Portland, ME (Solo show)

                    Collect, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

                    Boston Young Contemporaries, 801 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

                    Ode to Letters, Engine, Biddeford, ME

2014            Portland Press Hotel Gallery (Permanent Collection), Portland, ME

                    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

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            Finalist, 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

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2016             Studio Assistant, Aaron Stephan Studio, Portland, ME

2014             Co- Founded Portland Mural Initiative with Will Sears, www.portlandmuralinitiative.org