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Cody VanderKaay

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Associate Professor of Art
324 Wilson Hall
(248) 370-3378
[email protected]

Education
MFA with distinction, Sculpture, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

BFA cum laude, Sculpture, School of Art & Design, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI


Major Fields
Sculpture
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 in Studio Art
ART 3950 - Projects in Studio Art 
ART 3911 - Study Abroad in Studio Art (Siena, Italy)
ART 4980 - Advanced Drawing & Painting II
ART 4988 - Seminar in Studio Art
ART 4996 - Independent Study in Studio Art
ART 4999 - Senior Thesis in Studio Art


Oral Presentations and Public Lectures
Artist's Talk, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 2023 

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

Artist’s Talk, The Ernest G. Welch, School of Art and Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2007

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


Exhibitions
Section Views: Artwork by Sally Schluter Tardella & Cody VanderKaay, Macomb Community College, MI, 2023 (two-person) 

New York University, Fales Library & Special Collections, Artists Space Collection of Artist Files MSS.506, folder 25, box 56, 2023

Outside Work
, Oakland University Art Gallery, 2023

DOUBLE LIFE, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2022

Within/Without, Aquarium Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2020 (solo)

Hard Light, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI, in partnership with Emerson Dorsch gallery, Miami, FLA, 2020 (solo live online performance)

Moving Forward, Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester Michigan, 2020 

Tiny Universe III
, Glass Cube Gallery, Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA, 2020

When Things Start By Never Ending , Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2019 (solo)

Relationshifts: Thomas Spoerndel & Cody VanderKaay , Troppus Projects, Kent, OH, 2019 (two-person)

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 (two-person)

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

Teacher’s Pet, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2004


Recent Reviews and Publications Featuring Artwork

Detroit Art Review, “Outside Work" by Ashley Cook, February, 2023

Sequential Sundays, 2020 summer edition, published by Rotland Press, Detroit, MI

Detroit Sequential, 2019 winter edition, published by Rotland Press, Detroit, MI

Detroit Sequential, 2018 fall 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
Doris and Paul Travis Professor of Art, 2019 - 2022

Faculty Research Award, Oakland University, 2019

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, 2009-2020


Professional Development
Journaling Workshop with Danielle DeFauw, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Reading & Language Arts, College of Education, Health, & Humanities Services, University of Michigan, 2023 

Oakland University Art and Art History

310 Wilson Hall
Rochester , MI 48309
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phone: (248) 370-3375
fax: (248) 370-3377