CV

CV

b. 1983, San Jose, CA.
Lives and works in Raleigh, NC.

EDUCATION
2010. MFA, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.
2005. BA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016. "Hellbent Crown" The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC.
2016. "Golden Hound" King Shivel Gallery, Banner Elk, NC.
2015. "Suspended Dermis" Two Person Show w/ Andrew Etheridge, Bottega Gallery, Wilmington, NC.
2014. "The Piercing Gaze of Royalty" Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, NC.
2013. "Praises of a Dead Horse" William King Museum, Abingdon, VA.
2011. "Recent Work" Fayetteville Technical Community College Gallery, Fayetteville, NC.
2010. "Envisioning Balance: Mapping Natural, Industrial, and Digital Space" Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, Cullowhee, NC.
2009. "Solo Show" Guadalupe Gallery, Sylva, NC.
2008. "The Decision” Hoey Theatre, Cullowhee, NC.
2008. "Sylva and the Surrounding Area" Spring St. Café, Sylva, NC.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017. "Apparatus" Rigo Peralta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2017. "Alumni Invitational" Cultural Arts Building Gallery, UNCW, Wilmington, NC.
2016. "Spring" The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC.
2015. "Werd" Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC.
2015. "Four" The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC.
2015. "Faculty Show" Cary Art Center, Cary, NC.
2015. "Snap to Grid" LACDA, Los Angeles, CA.
2014. "SOTA" Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC.
2014. "Spring" The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC.
2014. "Faculty Exhibit" Bascom Arts Center, Highlands, NC.
2014. "Gold Party" Beep Beep Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2013. "Community II" Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, NC.
2013. "Faculty Exhibit" Bascom Arts Center, Highlands, NC.
2012. "Winter" The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC.
2012. "Community" Carrboro Arts Center, Carrboro, NC.
2012. "Peril" Armageddon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2011. "Postcard Pinup" Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2011. "SOTA" Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC.
2011. "Systems" Elegant Mr. Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2011. "New Waves" Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC.
2010. "Emerging Artists" Jackson County Green Energy Park Gallery, Dillsboro, NC.
2010. "In Sunshine or In Shadow" Traveling Show: CCCD (Hendersonville, NC), WCU (Cullowhee, NC).
2009. "Graphic Work by UNCW and ECU Faculty and Invited Alumni" Civic Center Gallery, Washington, NC.
2009. "Western Carolina University Faculty and Student Show" Old Conn Gallery, Landrum, SC.
2008. "UNCW Alumni Show" Fischer Student Center Gallery, Wilmington, NC.
2007. "The Several Eyes of Fragmented Light" Warwick Gallery, Wilmington, NC.
2007. "Chaotic Renderings" Independent Art Company, Wilmington, NC.
2007. "Bridge to Bridge" Acme Art Studios, Wilmington, NC.
2007. "Labors of Love" Bottega Art and Wine Gallery, Wilmington, NC.
2006. "Up and Coming" Bottega Art and Wine Gallery, Wilmington, NC.

COLLECTIONS
Western Carolina University
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Jackson County Green Energy Park
Private Collections: Available upon request

AWARDS
2017. Grand Prize, Artlist's Artist of the Month.
2011. Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.
2010. 2nd Place, Niggli Portrait Competition, 130 Gallery, Cullowhee, NC.
2008. Travel Grant, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.
2007. Graduate Assistantship, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.
2006. 2nd Place, Art and Wine Festival, Hugh McRae Park, Wilmington, NC.
2003. Best in Show, All Student Show, Warwick Gallery, Wilmington, NC.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
2016. The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC.
2016. Lees McRae College, Banner Elk, NC.
2013. William King Museum, Abingdon, VA.
2011. Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC.
2011. Fayetteville Technical Community College Gallery, Fayetteville, NC.
2010. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.
2009. University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.

RESIDENCIES
2009. Artist in Residence, Marshall High Studios, Marshall, NC.
2008. Artist in Residence, En Plein Air Artist Collective, Sylva, NC.

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS
2017. Artlist. Artist Interview and Featured Work. https://www.theartlist.com/aom_04_17.html
2016. Howe, Brian. "Hellbent Crown" Indy Magazine, Vol 33 / No 36 / 9/7 - 9/14/2016. Writeup and Featured Work. p. 42.
2015. Truss, Emily. “Andrew Etheridge & Michael Polomik Re-Imagine the Human Form” Encore Magazine, Vol. 31 / Pub. 34 / 2/18 – 2/25/2015. Interview. p. 14.
2014. Umerah, Chinelo. “Carrboro Arts Center Show Captures ‘The Piercing Gaze of Royalty’” The Daily Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, NC. 17 February.
2014. West, Linnea. “In 200 Words: Beep Beep Throws a Gold Party” Burnaway Magazine, Atlanta, GA.
http://burnaway.org/200-words-gold-party-beep-beep-gallery/
2013. Featured Artist. Empty Lighthouse Online Magazine. www.emptylighthouse.com.
2011. Joy, David. "Growing Gills." Cover painting and 17 chapter illustrations.
2010. Featured Artist. BeinArt Art Collective. www.beinart.org.
2008. Wuensch, Addie. "Community Service in Art," Starving Artist Magazine. August. Artist Interview and Featured Work.
2008. Featured Artist. Nomad Magazine, p. 77.
2008. O’neill, Joseph. Bluetan Artist Collective. www.bluetan.com. January. Artist Interview and Featured Work.
2007. Hodges, Lauren. "Triple Threat: Three Up and Coming Artists on the Scene," Encore Magazine, Vol. 24 / Pub 10 / 8/29 – 9/4/2007. Artist Interview and Featured Work p. 4, 20-21.
2007. Heblich, Isabel. "Labors of Love," Currents Magazine. 8 February. Artist Interview and Featured Work, p. 14-15.
2007. Fernando, Joel. ILMatters Online Arts Catalog. www.ILMatters.com. January. Artist Interview and Featured Work.