MFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Mentor: Jody Williams
MA-Art Therapy New York University, New York City, NY
BA-Art (minor: Psychology) Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL (Honors in Major)
Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO



TBD, Guenzel Gallery of Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI (curated by Kendra Bulgrin)
Untitled (with Amy Soczka & Justin Donofrio), James May Gallery, Algoma, WI (curated by Kendra Bulgrin)
Solo Exhibition, RAM Artist Fellowship 2017, Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Abstract Show 4, Brickton Art Center, Parkridge, IL (curated by Kristin Haas and Ahavani Mullen)
New Horizons: A Pluto Print Exchange, Printmaking Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Solo Exhibition, lookforpattern, Art Space Gallery, Racine Art Council, Racine, WI
Topographies, Minneapolis College of Art & Design (curated by Kerry Morgan), Minneapolis, MN
Revisionaries (with Melissa Wagner-Lawler & Angela Zammarelli), Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN
Solo Exhibition, Rain Body, Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, IL
Solo Exhibition, Urban Island, The Exit Space Project, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
Faculty Exhibition, Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC
Terrestrial: A Postcard Show, Los Medanos Art Gallery, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, CA
Abstraction: Methods & Materials, Art Space Gallery, Racine Art Council, Racine, WI (curated by Maureen Fritchen)
Collaborative Project, A Floating World: A Collaboration between text, space & geology (text by poet Rachel Jamison Webster), Wisconsin Union Galleries: Gallery 1308, UW-­-Madison, Madison, WI
Stellar, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Tracy Doreen Ditzel)
Brother, Can You Spare a Stack, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (Organized by Yulia Tikhonova)
Accumulations: a MFA Retrospective, Whittier Gallery, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN (curated by John Rassmusen)
Two-Person Exhibition, Untitled (with Melissa Wagner-Lawler), Tenth Street Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Solo Exhibition, River Terrane: LaCrosse, 309 Pearl Street, Storefront Arts Project, LaCrosse, WI
Landmark & Mission, The Sketchbook Project mobile tour, multiple locations
Solo Exhibition, horizons in translation: Reno/Racine, The Metro Gallery—City Hall, Reno, NV
Precarious Worlds (online exhibit with Melissa Wagner-Lawler & Angela Zammarelli), Gallery Gray,
Solo Exhibition, Urban Terrane: Chicago, Art on Armitage Gallery, Chicago, IL
Collaborative Project, Interpretive Painting Performance, with deCorneto Opera Company, ArtWauk Revolution, Joplin’s Java & Ragtime Café, Waukegan, IL
Collaborative Project, FUTURE PERFECT Poetry + New Media Series, with poet/musicians Richard Fammeré & St. Cloud, Katerina’s Street of Dreams, Chicago, IL
Print: Now in 3D!, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Jeff Rathermel)
Collaborative Project, The General of Hot Desire, (set designer, book artist), with director Kevin Rich, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee, WI & Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
Solo Exhibition, Wish Boats/Reflection (temporary public installation), Dawes Park Lagoon, 37th Annual Lakeshore Arts Festival, Evanston, IL
threaded, MCLA Gallery51, North Adams, MA (curated by Ven Voisey)
Situations, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Jeff Rathermel) MFA Thesis Show, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Solo Exhibition, PortableTerrane, A Clean Poorly Lighted Space, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI



Museum Education Manager, Tarble Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL: PRESENT

Creative Engagement Lead, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK: 2017 to 2018

Art Studio Coordinator/Education Specialist, Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, IL: 2014 to 2016

Coordinator/Lead Art Educator, Art Xpress Teen Internship Program, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI: 2013 & 2014

Education Outreach Team Coordinator for the Kohl’s Color Wheels Program, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI: 2012 to 2013 

Art Therapy Field Placement Coordinator, Alverno College, WI: 2011 to 2012

ECE/PIRC Teaching Artist, Columbia College Center for Community Arts Partnerships, Chicago, IL: 2010 to 2011

Museum Educator/Art Specialist, Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, IL: 2010 to 2008



Guest Lecture, Eastern Illinois University: 2018
Introduction to the Health & Medical Humanities.
Lecture: Empathy as Action/Idea as Contagion
 Heritage Faculty, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI: 2016
The Intellectual History of Western Heritage I
Art Instructor, Alverno College, Milwaukee WI: 2014
Drawing 2: Expressive Drawing
Heritage Faculty, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI: 2014
The Intellectual History of Western Heritage I
Visiting Community Artist, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC: 2014
Visiting Artist Topic: Non-traditional Papercrafts
Foundations & Fine Art Faculty, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI: 2010 to 2013
Principles of Screenprinting; Understanding the Visual I; Understanding the Visual II; Visual & Color Dynamics
Continuing Education Faculty, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI: 2011 to 2013
Advanced Printmaking Studio; Basic Drawing—Pre-College Program; Basic Drawing & Figure Drawing—Pre-College Program; Monoprint Workshop; Western Papermaking Intensive
Art & Art Therapy Instructor, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI: 2011 to 2012
Art Education Adaptive Arts Internship; Art in the Museum; Art Therapy Field Experiences 1/2/3/4; Digital Bookmaking Workshop; Digital/Non-Digital Collage Workshop; Elements of Art; Introduction to Art/Forms & Space; Reductive Relief Printmaking; Relief Printmaking & Tunnel Book Workshop
Art Faculty, College of Lake County, Grayslake,  IL: 2010 to 2011
Art History I (Pre-History -1400s); Art History II (Renaissance – Contemporary); Introduction to Art (online
Teacher’s Assistant, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN: 2007
Introduction to Print Paper Book
Instructor, College of St. Francis, IL: 2005
Exploring the Fine Arts
Art Instructor, McHenry County Community College, IL: 2004 to 2005
Art Appreciation



Art Education Workshops for early Childhood Education  & Museum Professionals (Present to 2015, 2010 to 2009):

Empathy as Action in the Classroom, Art Teacher Professional Learning Community, Regional Office of Education #11, Charleston, IL (2018)
Connecting Cultures through Experience Driven Programming, Mountain –Plains Museum Association Conference (panel member), Denver, CO  (2017)
Working Together: How to Be an Authentic Community Catalyst  (with Sam Noble Museum), OklahomaOklahoma Museum Association Conference, Lawton, OK (2017)
“Empathy Roundtable”(co-facilitator with Karleen Gardner), Marketplace of Ideas, American Alliance of Museums Conference, St. Louis, MO (2017)
“Making A Place for Community: Three Art-Based Collaborations” (panel chair), National Art Education Association Conference, New York, NY (2017)
“Observational Drawing: a Field Guide” Inspiring Nature Play: Climbing Higher Conference, Chicago Botanic Gardens, IL (2016)
“Channeling your Inner Edith Kramer: Using Art to Teach to the Whole Child,” Opening Minds Conference: Chicago Metro AEYC, Chicago , IL (2016)
“Nature & Art: Deepening Connections to the Natural World Through Art,” Inspiring Nature Play: Digging Deeper Conference, Chicago Botanic Gardens, IL (2015)
“Observational Drawing: Investigating with Pencil & Paper,” Opening Minds Conference: Chicago Metro AEYC, Chicago , IL (2015)
“Arts All Around: Finding Strength in an Integrated Curriculum,” Head to Toe Conference, Chicago Metro AEYC, Chicago, IL (2010) & Opening Minds Conference, Chicago Metro AEYC, Chicago, IL (2010)
“Art, Music, Movement & Me: The Kinesthetic Approach,” Head to Toe Conference, Chicago Metro AEYC, Chicago, IL(2009)
“Art Supporting the Academics & Recycle Art,” In-service Workshop for District 60 Art Teachers, Waukegan, IL (2009)
“Everyday Science,” GOAEYC Conference, Des Plaines, IL (2009)
“Recycled Art,” Opening Minds Conference, Chicago Metro AEYC, Chicago, IL & In-service Workshop for the Indian Trails Library Staff, Wheeling, IL (2009)
“Ways of Seeing: Connections Made While Making Observational Drawings,” Chicagoland Project Approach Summer Institute, Kohl Children’s Museum, IL (2009)
Art Workshops (2012 to 2008):
“Distilled Self-Portrait through Photoshop,” Distilled Essence Workshop (Spring 2012), St. Rafael School/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
“Transformative Books: A technical workshop on the structural nature of the Accordion Fold” (Spring 2010), in conjunction with the Production of “The General of Hot Desire” directed by Kevin Rich, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI
“Variations on a fold: An Accordion Book Workshop” (Spring 2008), In Design Teen Program, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN


Racine Artist Fellowship, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, 2016

MacArthur Foundation Grant (for “Art Across Oceans” collaborative art program between Play Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa & Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, IL), 2015

Kickstarter Fund/Grant (for “horizons in translation” at the Metro Gallery), 2011 Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, IL, Presidential Fund Professional Development Grant (Columbia College Chicago, Arts in Early Childhood Workshops), 2010

Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview, IL, Presidential Fund Conference & Travel Grant (One State: Together in the Arts Conference, Co-convened by the Illinois Arts Alliance and the Illinois Arts Council), 2009

Wassard Elea Residency, Ascea, Italy, May 2008

Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, Graduate Residency/Travel Grant, 2008

Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Graduate Technical Assistantship, Exhibition Services/Academic Services Assistant, 2007-2008

Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, Trustee Scholarship, 2006-2008

Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, Graduate Opportunity Grant, 2006-2008

WISC-TV 3 (CBS affiliate), Madison, WI, Top Notch Teacher of the Month, August 2006

Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT, Partial Fellowship, May 2005
Mosquitoe Gallery, Kenosha, WI

2015 New Horizons: The Pluto Print Exchange, organized by Amanda D’Amico, Philadelphia, PA

2015 The Sketchbook Project 2015, Arthouse Co-op, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Print Portfolio, Mind the Gap (co-curator), Southern Graphic Council Conference: Print:MKE, Milwaukee, WI (forthcoming)

2013 Print Portfolio, There’s a fish in the percolator! – A Twin Peaks themed print portfolio (forthcoming)

2010 Print Portfolio, Random Details from Other People’s Lives: An Intergenerational print portfolio exchange, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

2010 The Sketchbook Project Volume 4, Arthouse Co-op, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Print Portfolio, “None of the Above,” Minnesota Center Book & Paper Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2008 MFA Print Portfolio, “Horror Vacui,” Minneapolis, College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN

2007 MFA Print Portfolio, “Between Spaces/Spaces Between,” Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN and Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Embracing Empathy through Purposeful Play and Art. Learning to Grow: Kohl Children’s Museum Blog, November 2015

Let’s Talk Tinkering (pt.2). Learning to Grow: Kohl Children’s Museum Blog, October 2015

Let’s Talk Tinkering! (pt. 1). Learning to Grow: Kohl Children’s Museum Blog, September 2015

Four Recipes for a Perfect Collaboartion (with Colleen Abel). Threadless Blog: Make Great Together, September 2015

Kohl Children’s Museum Artist-in-Residence: A Conversation with Shannon Molter. Learning to Grow: Kohl Children’s Museum Blog, July 2015

Playing Well with Others: 5 Tips for Artistic Collaborations. Threadless Blog: Make Great Together, July 2015


Finding Inspiration in Chagall for Children: Building a House. Learning to Grow: Kohl Children’s Museum Blog, June 2015


Art Xpress Teen Program: ONE-MKE. Under the Wings: Milwaukee Art Museum Blog, September 2013

Connecting the Dots: Bauhaus, Pixar & Process. Under the Wings: Milwaukee Art Museum Blog, November 2012

Community Outreach–The Collaborative ChihulyUnder the Wings: Milwaukee Art Museum Blog, October 2012


Precarious Worlds, Exhibition Statement, Gallery Gray, 2011



“11 questions: Tim Abel”
“January 24, 2014: Tim Abel–Asheville, North Carolina”
 ”STELLAR: Book Art and the Cosmos” at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts by Dulcey Heller, April 2013
Circular Thought: Tim Abel by Brad Bynum, Reno News & Review—Art of the State: Arts & Culture, Jan. 2012
Tip Jar Thursdays! No. 6 – Embroidery and Stitching by Fiona O’Keefe, Art House Co-op Blog, July 2011


So Fresh and So Clean by Caitlin Heidbrink, Volume One Magazine, Issue #115, Dec. 2008



 National Art Education Association, 2016, 2018 to Present

Faculty Advisor/Co-Facilitator, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Awareness, Community and Quilting: Connections Found in Gee’s Bends Quilts Workshop, 2014

Juror, Congressional High School Art Competition, 4th Congressional district of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2013

Faculty Advisor, Student Driven Event; Southern Graphics Council International: Print: MKE, 2013