Sarasota, Florida 

Mljanssen007@gmail.com

b. 1991

 

EDUCATION

2018 - MFA Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art - Bloomfield Hills, MI

2013 - BFA Sculpture, Ringling College of Art and Design - Sarasota, FL

 

 SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019    Baby Blue Gallery- Chicago, IL

2018    Experiencing Perspectives Mercedes –Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

2018    Cranbrook Graduate Degree Exhibition– Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2018    Self Storage Space - Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2017    Experiencing Perspectives Mercedes –Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

2017    In The Studio - Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI  

2015    Green – Englewood, FL  

2015    SARTQ: Key influence, Residency & Exhibition, Longboat Key, FL

2015    Here and Now – Sarasota, FL - 2015

2014    What Does Freedom Means to You – Sarasota, FL   

2014    Florida Flavor – Sarasota, FL

2013    Starry Night Exposure – Miami Basel, South Beach, FL  

2013    Winner, Best of Ringling – Crossley Gallery, Sarasota, FL  

2013    A Certain Scope, Senior Thesis Exhibition, Sarasota, FL

2012    Englewood Art Center, Mitchell Gallery – Englewood, FL  

2012    Raw – Fine Arts Show – Sarasota, FL   

2012    South Florida Museum – Bradenton, FL  

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2018     ACRE - Artist Residency

2017    Cranbrook Academy of Art Merit Scholarship  

2016    SARTQ: Key influence, Residency & Exhibition, Longboat Key, FL

2013    Vince Meli Scholarship, Sarasota, FL

2013    Best of Ringling Selected Artist – 2013

2011    Pilchuck Glass scholarship through Sarasota Glass Alliance  

2009   Ringling College of Art and Design Alumni Scholarship – 2009 to 2013

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty l Sculpture and Ceramics Department l State College of Florida

Venice, FL (August 2018 – Present)

·       Designed and instructed SCF’s sculpture and ceramics courses in the Fine Art department

·       Provided art instruction defining art and design standards

·       Organized strategies and demos while monitoring student achievement

·       Students incorporated writing to reflect on their art and the process through artist statements

Instructor l 3D Form and Structure l Ringling College of Art and Design Pre- College

Sarasota, FL (June-July 2017 – Present)

·       Developed teaching materials and graded final projects

·       Taught basic prototype building emphasizing scale, measurement and structural integrity.

·       Guided students through project management using a defined set of materials.

·       Assisted students with making blueprints and final prototypes while demonstrating use of hand-tools, joints and facets

·       Contributed to overall success and experience at Ringling College of Art and Design Pre-College program for students

 

TA Coordinator and Advising Assistant l Ringling College of Art and Design Pre-College

 Sarasota, FL (June-July 2017 - Present)

·       Managed teaching assistants

·       Provided administrative support for faculty and staff

·       Contributed logistical support in interviews and meetings

 

Youth Instructor l Art Center Sarasota

Sarasota, FL (Summers 2015 – Present)

·       Create, direct, and execute class curriculums for Art Center Sarasota Youth Camp

·       Educated students in selected projects and processes incorporating 3D form into the weekly themed projects.

 

Adjunct Teacher l Intro to Metal Techniques l Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL (June 2014)

·       Developed class curriculum on introduction to Metal Origami

·       Challenged the students to work analytically to create a finished piece working 3 dimensionally with 2 dimensional materials

·       Provided knowledge and experience for beginners exploring sculpture and metal mediums

 

Instructor l Found Objects for Adults l Art Center Sarasota

Sarasota, FL (November 2014 – December 2015)

·       Developed workshop in assemblage art: A class in found object making

·       Provided knowledge and experience for beginning adults interested in exploring the fundamentals of sculpture

 

Head Teaching Assistant l Ringling College of Art and Design Pre College

Sarasota, FL (June – July 2014)

·       Lead teaching assistant for students and lab monitors

·       Assisted faculty in class, worked directly with students, and weekly critiques

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Forum Gallery Exhibition Coordinator l Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI (2017 – 2018)

·       Provides overall management for student exhibitions

·       Plans and implements all phases of operations and exhibitions including: budgeting and assistance with fundraising, promotion and installation of artwork

 

Juror for What Lies Beneath Exhibition l Sarasota Art Center

Sarasota, FL (December 2015)

·       Provided jurors statement about the exhibition

·       Determined prize winners and participate in open critique night with public

 

s/ART/q l Sarasota Artist Collective

Sarasota, FL (February 2015-2016)

·       Helped maintain a sustainable network of working artists in the community

·       Reviewed committee member and working artist

 

 

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Metal Fabricator l Benz Metals

Menomonee Falls, WI (2011 to 2013)

·       MIG and TIG welding/grinding mild and stainless steel machine components

·       Read blueprints/assemble fixture welding

·       Operated roller, shear, ban-saw, spot welder, hand tools

 

Lab Monitor for Metal and Woodshop l Ringling College of Art and Design

Sarasota, FL (August 2011 – May 2013)

·       Provided training and mentoring to students utilizing various equipment and power tools

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017    Experiencing Perspectives Catalogue, Mercedes Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

2013    Starry Night Exposure Catalogue l Miami Basel

2012    Blue Canvas magazine issue X, January 2012, p 123