Cody VanderKaay

Cody Vanderkaay

Cody VanderKaay
Associate Professor of Art
104 Wilson Hall
(248) 370-4381
vanderkaay@oakland.edu
codyvanderkaay.com 

 

Education:
MFA, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
BFA, School of Art & Design, Northern Michigan University

Major Fields:
Sculpture and Drawing

Courses Taught:
ART 1002 - Foundations of Studio Art: 2D
ART 1003 - Foundations of Studio Art: 3D
ART 2100 - Beginning Drawing 
ART 2500 - Introduction to Sculpture
ART 3500 - Sculpture
ART 3190 - Advanced Drawing & Painting I
ART 3900 - Special Topics
ART 3950 - Projects in Studio Art 
ART 3911 - Study Abroad in Studio Art (Siena, Italy)
ART 4980 - Advanced Drawing & Painting II
ART 4999 - Senior Thesis in Studio Art

Oral Presentations and Public Lectures:
Visiting Artist’s Talk, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier College, Los Angeles, CA, 2017

Visiting Artist’s Talk, Washington College, Chestertown, MD, 2017

Artists Talk, China Hutch Projects, Chestertown, MD, 2017

‘In Conversation’ Artist’s Talk, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2017

Jentel Presents Artist-in-Residence Talk, Sagebrush Community Art Center, Sheridan, WY, 2015 

Artist's Talk, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, 2014 

Faculty Presentation, Honors College, Oakland University, 2012

Artist’s Talk, Twin Kittens Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2010

Visiting Artist Lecture, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA, 2010

Artist's Talk, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, 2007

2005 Atlanta Biennial Artist’s Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Atlanta, GA, 2005

Exhibitions:
(Forthcoming) Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2019 (solo)

Color Theory, Trio Gallery, Athens, GA, 2018

Two Voices Carry Farther than One, Greenleaf Gallery, Whittier College, Los Angeles, CA, 2017 (solo-collaborative)

At Your Service, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2017

Cody VanderKaay, China Hutch Projects, Chestertown, MD, 2017 (solo)

Terrestrial Celestial, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2017 (solo)

Untitled, Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Never Not Broken, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2016

The Drawing Board, District of Columbia Art Center, Washington, DC, 2016

Tiny Universe, Glass Cube Gallery, Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA, 2014

Interior/Exterior: Structural Constellations, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, 2014 (solo-collaborative)

Corrie Baldauf/Cody VanderKaay, LINDA DRESNER, Birmingham, MI, 2013

Actual Size Biennial, Whitdel Arts Center, Detroit, MI, 2013

Line By Line: Drawing Explored, Detroit Artists Market, MI , 2013 

Even Gravity Has Its’ Ups and Downs, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2012

LIVE / WORK, Twin Kittens Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2012

Brick and Mortar, Meadow Brook Hall, MI, 2012

Fiber Hybridity, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemins, MI, 2012

Nothing To Say, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, 2011

The Way Things Work, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, 2011

Cody VanderKaay, Snack Projects, Houston, TX 2011

Messages From Invisible Sources, Twin Kittens Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2010 (solo)

Within Arms Reach Kept at Arms Length, www.charcoaldetroit.com, 2010

Joshua Tree Highlands Exhibition, Joshua Tree Art Gallery, Joshua Tree, CA, 2010

Hope-A-Holic, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, 2010


Recent Reviews and Publications Featuring Artwork:
Detroit Sequential, 2018 edition, published by Rotland Press, Detroit, MI

Sculpture Magazine, October issue, 2017, published by International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC

Detroit Art Review, March, 2017


Curated Exhibitions:
James Johnson: I Come From A Serious Place, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2012

Brick and Mortar, Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, MI, 2012

Artists Residencies:
The Jentel Foundation Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY, 2015

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency, Artist-in-residence, Joshua Tree, CA, 2010

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, 2007


Awards/Grants/Fellowships/Recognition:
Order of the Plume Faculty Recognition, Oakland University, 2018

Faculty Research Award, Oakland University, 2016

Curated Artist , White Columns Curated Artist Registry, New York, NY, 2009-Present