Denissa Ursula Kiehl
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Denissa Ursula Kiehl


EDUCATION:


2014         M.F.A. 2D Studio Art & Certification: Art History, University of Texas Pan American

2011         B.A. Art, Cum Laude, California State University of Northridge


2009-10    Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy

2006         Summer, Cambridge College Programme at the University of Cambridge, England


SKILLS:

- Painting and Illustration

- Media: Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Pastel, Pencil, Pen, and Photoshop 


- Other: Mural Painting, Exhibit Design, Photography, College Teaching, Organization


ARTWORK in PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:

Oasis Wellness Center, USU, California State University of Northridge, CA
- Eleven pieces of art: painting and photography

Edinburg Children's Hospital, Emergency Center, Edinburg, TX
-Animals of the World, large-scale mural paintings

Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY - Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project Art Collection
-Whimsical "Dirigibles and Submersibles" drawn illustrations



ARTWORK in EXHIBITIONS:

2014      Who Am I?, Master of Fine Arts exhibition, (solo)
     Visual Arts Gallery, University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX

     Through the Looking Glass, (juried)   First Place Winner
     UTPA Library, Edinburg, TX

2013-14      Iconocracia: The Power of The Image, (group)
     Atelier International Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

2013     Open Easel Exhibition, Festival of International Books and Arts Event, (group)
                     UTPA Art Annex, Edinburg, TX

2012     Art Department Open House Exhibition, (group), UTPA Art Annex, Edinburg, TX

2011     
CSUN  Spring Illustration Exhibition, (juried)
       West Gallery, California State University, Northridge, CA

          Sketchbook Project 2011, Art House Co-op (group)
     2011 Exhibition Tour in the United States of America
      - Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
- Austin Museum of Art - Community Room, SXSW festival, Austin, TX 
- 29th St. Ballroom at Spider House, SXSW festival, Austin, TX
- SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME
- The Granite Room, Atlanta, GA
- Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.
- Mercer Gallery at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
- Form/ Space Ateller, Seattle, WA
- Madrone Studios, San Francisco, CA
- Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
- Full Sail University - Full Sail Live auditorium, Winter Park, FL
      

2010        Re:New, on the Re-Create wall (juried), West Gallery, CSUN, Northridge, CA

       CSUN Fall Illustration Exhibition, (juried), West Gallery, CSUN, Northridge, CA

               Ciquanta/Ciquanta, (juried)  Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy

2008               Annual Juried Art Student Show, Main Gallery, CSUN, Northridge, CA


MEDIA REPRESENTATION:

2015      South Texas Health System YouTube Channel, "Edinburg Children's Hospital                        Emergency Room Paintings Soothe Children's Fears," published on January 30,       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=griu8BIf-bE

2014      Denissa Kiehl, "Soothing Art" - a Con Mi Gente news segment with Mr. Rick Diaz,                   KRGV-Channel 5 News-TV, Rio Grande Valley, TX, December 18


ART COMMISSIONS and PUBLICATIONS (selection):

2015                Illustrator and Co-Author for Many Shades of Brown, children's e-book published                         October 1st, 2015, Amazon.com Kindle Store

2013-2015       Painted a Series of Murals for the Edinburg Children's Hospital in Edinburg, TX.


2007                
Illustrated the book cover for Technology in the Classroom, an Education                                     Conference book written by Karen West


EXHIBITION DESIGN and MANAGEMENT:

2011      Annual Juried Art Student Show
    (Volunteered with Setup), Main Gallery, CSUN, Northridge, CA

             Bareedina: Women of Eastern Oromia
    (Designed Catalogue and Mural), West Gallery, CSUN, Northridge, CA

          CSUN Spring illustration Exhibition
                    (Head Organizer) West Gallery, CSUN, Northridge, CA


2010      CSUN Illustration Club Showcase
                    (Juried and Organized), Plaza Del Sol, CSUN, Northridge, CA


PROFESSIONAL and SCHOLARLY MEMBERSHIPS:

              - College Art Association
      - Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles 
      - Directory of Illustration (Represented in Volume 33) 
      - Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
              - Honor Society for International Scholars, Phi Beta Delta
              - National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi

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