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/// CLIENTS

New York Times / 
American Greetings
 / Paint & Draw Magazine (UK) / Strand Magazine
 / Toronto Blue Jays (Jays Care Foundation) / 
Case Western Reserve University / 
Ohio Magazine
 / Cleveland Magazine
 / Scene Magazine / 
University of Dayton / 
The Day I Hit a Home Run Enterprise
 / Idea Center at Playhouse Square / 
NoiseBot.com
 / Threadless / 
Design By Humans

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science + Master of Fine Arts

Kent State University (KSU)

School of Visual Communication Design 

Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Major: Visual Communication Design 

Concentration: Illustration

Thesis: Painting heroes: using illustration to improve the standing of baseball in the inner city - Worked with Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Boys & Girls Club to develop a series of conceptual portraits designed to increase interest in baseball, among inner-city children, by highlighting the personal narratives of contemporary African-American baseball players.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
_Illustration Academy
 2003 (Virginia Commonwealth University, VA) 
_Illustration Academy
 2004 (Virginia Commonwealth University, VA) 
_Illustration Master Class 2013
 (Amherst College, MA)

EXPERIENCE
_Associate Professor of Illustration (August 2016–present): 
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
_Assistant Professor of Illustration (2011–2016): 
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
_Primary Hughes Illustration (2003–present): 
Freelance illustration and fine art business.
_Adjunct Instructor (2005–2011)
: KSU School of Visual Communication Design
_Graduate Assistantship (2003–2005): 
KSU School of Visual Communication Design

_Art Department Internship (2002): 
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH 

/// PUBLICATION HONORS
Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design, Issue 46 website
Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design, Issue 45 print

100 Great Drawings of 2016, Poets and Artists Magazine

Creative Quarterly 100 Best 2013 

Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design, Issue 32 print

Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design, Issue 23 website

Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design, Issue 22 print

American Illustration 26 + 27 (chosen for website exhibition)

Society of Illustrators New York 46 + 49 Annual Exhibitions 

Society of Illustrators Los Angeles 43 / 44 / 46 / 49 / 51 / 52 / 55

3x3 Magazine 2003 + 2004 Student Competitions

CMYK Magazine (issues # 23 / 24 / 25 / 27 / 49 / 50)
Strokes of Genius 7

Infected by Art Volume 5

Infected by Art Volume 3

Infected by Art Volume 2, Hermes Press 2014

AcrylicWorks: The Best of Acrylic Painting 2014

Torso: Streetwear T-Shirt Graphics Exposed (by Daniel Eckler) 2010


/// PUBLICATIONS

Professional Artist Magazine, April/May 2017

Illustration NOW! 5, TASCHEN Books 2014
Drawing Inspiration (by Michael Fleishman) 2010

How to Grow as an Illustrator (by Michael Fleishman) 2007

/// GALLERY AWARDS
2016 - Best in Show: Phillustration 8, Philadelphia Sketch Club
2016 - First Place: Acrylic, 59th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition
2015 - First Place: Art of Illustration, St. Louis Artists' Guild

2014 - Northern Exposure XXI Artists Network Award

2014 - Silver Award: Illustration West 52, Society of Illustrators LA

2013 - Northern Exposure XX Purchase Award

2013 - Northern Exposure XX Media Award (Daily Mining Gazette, Houghton)

2013 - Northern Exposure XX Media Award (Munising News)

2013 - Honorable Mention: Michigan Drawing & Print-Making Exhibition

2013 - Silver Medal: 3rd NAMOS Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport

2013 - Fourth Place: 31st Michigan Fine Arts Competition

2012 - First Place in 2-Dimensional art: 2012 Great Lakes Showcase

2012 - Honorable Mention: No Big Heads, 27th National Self-Portrait Exhibit

2012 - Phillip B. Meggs (Excellence in Design): Richmond Illus. Club

2011 - 3rd place - CMYK Magazine issue # 49 Juror: Chris Buzelli

2006 - Second Place - Professional Website, West Virginia Flash Festival

2006 - 3 Merit awards - 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 2 

2005 - Silver - Portfolios.com Annual Competition 

2005 - Bronze - Portfolios.com Annual Competition

/// GROUP SHOWS

2017
• In Dreams: Tribute to David Lynch, Invitational International, Spoke Art Gallery, New York, NY
• Lover's Eye
Invitational International, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
 NMU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial, Member Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
• Illustration West 55th Annual Exhibition, SILA, International Juried, Pop Secret Gallery, Eagle Rock, CA

2016

• Wanderlust4Invitational International, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Post-it Show 12, Invitational International, Giant Robot (GR2), Los Angeles, CA
• Phillustration 8, Regional Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
• Northern Exposure XXIII, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Regional Exhibition
• Bad Dads VII: Tribute to the films of Wes Anderson, Invitational International, Spoke Art Gallery, New York, NY
• The 2016 Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists, Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
• 34th Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Center, Birmingham, MI
• CICA Museum’s International Exhibition on Digital Culture, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA), Gyeonggi-do Province, South Korea
• Portraits of Friends
Invitational International, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Lord of the Thrones, Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Ken Harman & Jessica 
• Huldufólk, Invitational, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN
59th Stockton Art League Juried Exhibition, The Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA, Juror: Brian Blood
• The RoboShow, Invitational, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN
A Curious Reality, National Juried, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Inhabitants: Creatures of Imagined World, National Juried, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, TN

2015
Wanderlust3Invitational International, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Northern Exposure XXII, Regional Exhibition, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI, Juror: Justin Kellner
The Art of Force - Culture of Cult Art Series, Invitational, Ore Dock Brewing Company, Marquette, MI
• Still Lifes: Perceptions of Inanimate Objects, National Juried, Evelyn E Jorgenson Gallery, Moberly, MO
• Bad Dads VI - Wes Anderson Tribute, Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Ken Harman
Art of Illustration, Juried National, St. Louis Artists' Guild, Clayton, MO, Juror: Jon Cournoyer (St. Louis Art Museum)
• 4th Annual Portrait Exhibition: Superhero, Invitational International, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• North of the 45th8th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
• The Color of Strangeness: Caro & Jeunet, Invitational International, Spoke Art, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Ken Harman
• Idiot Box 2, Invitational International, Gallery 1988 (WEST), Los Angeles, CA, Curators: Jensen Karp and Katie Cromwell
• Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Art Showcase Presented by Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
• Showcase 100, International Exhibition, Framers Gallery, London, UK
• Great Lakes Art Showcase, Regional Juried Exhibition, Rozsa Center, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
• NMU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial, Member Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI

2014
• From the Toy Box, Invitational, Ltd. Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
• Bad Dads V - Wes Anderson Tribute, Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Ken Harman
• Northern Exposure XXI, Regional Exhibition, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI, Juror: Anne Corlett
• I am the Law / A Life of Crime, Invitational, Hero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Adam Smasher
• Fantasy in the City, Invitational, Ltd. Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
• Quentin vs. Coen, Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Ken Harman
• Art Renewal Center 2013/2014 International Salon, Finalist
• On Beauty, Invitational International, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Spirit of Michigan, Juried, Art For Charlie, Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Lansing, MI
• UNIVERSE: The Art of Existence, Invitational, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• George R.R. Martin Presents: Winter is Coming, Invitational, Ltd. Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
• Tales Told, International Juried, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
• Nostalgia, Invitational, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Illustration West 52nd Annual Exhibition, SILA, International Juried, Center Stage Gallery, Burbank, CA
• Great Lakes Art Showcase, Regional Juried Exhibition, Rozsa Center, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

2013
• Crazy 4 Cult 7: Back in New York, Invitational, Gallery 1988, 355A Bowery, New York, NY
• Bad Dads IV - Wes Anderson Tribute, Invitational, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Curator: Ken Harman
• National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society Second International ON-LINE Open Exhibition, Juror: Douglas Wiltraut.
• Put a Bird on It, Invitational, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA, Curator: Aaron Jasinski
• Northern Exposure XX, Regional Exhibition, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI, Juror: Richard Kooyman
• Michigan Drawing & Print-Making Exhibition, 3rd Annual State Exhibition, LowellArts!, Lowell, MI
• 3rd Annual Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition, The National Art Museum of Sport 
• 31st Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Regional Juried Exhibition Birmingham Bloomfield Arts Center, Birmingham, MI, 
• North of the 45th Parallel, 6th Annual Upper Midwest Juried Art Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
• The Curve Ball, Invitational, Jays Care Foundation Fundraiser Charity Bat Auction, Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON
• Rolemodels: The Battle For Vyk'Tornaahl, Invitational, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN
• Scorcese: An Art Show Tribute, Invitational, Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NY, Curator: Ken Harman (Spoke Art Gallery)
• Season Opener 2, Invitational Bat Exhibition, Steamwhistle Brewery, Toronto, ON, Curator: Dave Murray
• Illustration West 51st Annual Exhibition, SILA, International Exhibition, Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra, CA
• Great Lakes Art Showcase, Regional Juried Exhibition, Rozsa Center, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
• NMU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial, Member Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
• Message in a Bottle, Invitational, Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, MN
• Drawing from Perception VII, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
• 12x12 Exhibition, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

2012
• No Big Heads, 27th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition, University of Alaska-Anchorage Student Union Gallery
• Northern Exposure XIX, Regional, William Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI
• Great Lakes Small Works, 3rd Annual Regional, Riverside Arts Center, Ypsilanti, MI
• Ka-Pow! Comic Art & Storyboarding, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
• AMERICA!, Work • Detroit at University of Michigan, Detroit, MI
• Richmond Illustrators Club 5th annual show, Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA 
• North of the 45th Parallel, 5th Annual Upper Midwest Juried Art Exhibition, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
• Great Lakes Art Showcase, Regional Juried Exhibition, Rozsa Center, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
• Mirror Images, Kreft Gallery at Concordia University, Ann Arbor MI
• The Art of Baseball: 15th Annual Exhibition, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
• 2nd Annual Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition, The National Art Museum of Sport
• 3rd Annual Figurative Drawing & Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna Univ., Selinsgrove, PA
• 27th Annual Juried Exhibit, National Collage Society
• The Cheaper Show No. 10, Vancouver, BC
• Richmond Illustrators Club 4th annual show, Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond, VA
• The Art of Baseball, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
• Student Annual Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Kent State, OH
• Illustration West 49th Exhibition, SILA, Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra, CA

2010
• Small Works Exhibit, The Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

2007
• 49th Annual Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York City, NY

2006
• Images of Kent and Northern Ohio, McKay Bricker Gallery, Kent, OH
• Northern Ohio Illustrators Society Show, Sandusky Cultural Center
• The Female Figure in Art, Gallery 324, Cleveland, OH

2005
• Senior Show, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH
• Portfolios.com Annual Competition

2004
• 46th Annual Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York City, NY

2003
• Illustration Academy Group show, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA