© 2019 by Ian Mitchell Wallace

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BIO

 

 

Wallace's life involves all forms of art. He completed the double degree program with a B.A. in Studio Art and B.M. in Euphonium Performance from Lawrence University after five years of intense study. His painting medium of distinction is watercolor, but also freelances as a DJ, graphic designer, illustrator, and painting teacher. For his super senior project, he was awarded the Mellon Senior Experience Grant to fund his work for the Senior Exhibition 2011. His work series titled, "The Gilded Gaze: Gold Leaf and the Element of Seduction" earned him the merit-based "Senior Art Prize for Men" scholarship. He continued exploring watercolor and themes of sexual dynamics into graduate school at San Francisco Art Institute. He was admitted to the class of 2018 on Fellowship Scholarship. After graduating in May, his intention is to promote the inclusion and legitimacy of watercolor painting into the contemporary art scene by exhibiting and instructing higher education.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018    

"The Love Below" - Diego Rivera Gallery (San Francisco, CA)
"Personal Journeys" - Delta Gallery (Brentwood, CA)

2017    

"Down for the Count"; Glen Ellyn Public Library; Glen Ellyn, IL (solo)
"Concentrate: Spectacle"; Fort Mason Center for the Arts; San Francisco, CA
"SFAI Gala: The Original Disruptors"; SFAI Courtyard; San Francisco, CA
"Figuratively Speaking"; Diego Rivera Gallery; San Francisco, CA

2016    

"Sober Madness"; Archer Beach Haus; Chicago, IL (solo)
"Fructus mysticalus: Uncensored"; Naperville Art League Gallery; Naperville, IL (solo)
"TWSA 40th Member Show"; Kenosha Public Museum; Kenosha, WI

"IWS 32nd National Exhibition"; The Next Picture Show; Dixon, IL *
"Famous Fakes"; Naperville Art League Gallery; Naperville, IL **

"IWS Members’ Show 2016"; Mayslake Peabody Estate; Oakbrook, IL †

2015  

"Mystical Fruits"; Oesterle Gallery; Naperville, IL (solo)
"Blick on View"; Cobalt Studio; Chicago, IL
"IWS 31th National Exhibition"; The Next Picture Show; Dixon, IL ††
"Encounters"; Naperville Art League Gallery; Naperville, IL **

2014    

"Second Friday" - Error Plain 206; Chicago, IL (duo)
"Allegory & Emblems" - If These Walls Could Talk; Aurora, IL (solo)
"Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods" - Lumberwoods Gallery; Appleton, WI
"Open Market" - Naperville Art League Gallery; Naperville, IL **
"Sparse" - Naperville Art League Gallery; Naperville, IL **
"IWS 30th National Exhibition" - The Next Picture Show; Dixon, IL *

2013    

"Provenance" - If These Walls Could Talk; Aurora, IL (solo)
"Façade" - Schoenherr Gallery; Naperville, IL

2012    

"arow Collective presents The Drop Out Kids" - Clothes Optional Vintage; Chicago, IL (duo)
"Hair 'n There" - Pilsen Vintage & Thrift; Chicago, IL (solo)

"January at Simone’s" - Simone’s; Chicago, IL (duo)
"Two Years of Cloud Cover" - The Black Cloud Gallery; Chicago, IL
"Provenance" - Loose Leaf Lounge; Chicago, IL (solo)
"Embody" The Black Cloud Gallery; Chicago, IL

2011    

"Can’t Stop Starin’ at What Y’r Wearin’" - Comet Vintage; Chicago, IL (solo)
"LU Senior Art Major Exhibition 2011" - Leech Gallery; Appleton, WI §
"New Art 2011" - Rahr Gallery; Manitowoc, WI

2010    

"Love is MADness" - Warch Campus Center; Appleton, WI (solo)
"Spontaneous" - Warch Campus Center Gallery; Appleton, WI
"Commotion" - Naperville Art League Gallery; Naperville, IL **

* - Honorable Mention
** - Best of Show
† - Award of Excellence
†† - Named award
§ - Honors Scholarship