© 2018 Tia-Simone Gardner

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Tia-Simone Gardner
 

Born in Ohio, raised in Alabama

Lives & works in Minnesota

t.simone.ga@gmail.com

Education

 

 

2013-2018

University of Minnesota

Gender Women's and Sexuality Studies, Ph. d.

 

2009-2010

Whitney Independent Study Program

 

2007-2009

University of Pennsylvania

Interdiscplinary Practices, M.F.A.

 

2002-2005

University of Alabama Birmingham

Art Studio and Art History, B.A.

 

 

Artist Residences

University of Minnesota 2019-2020

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Visiting Artist Fellow, Houston, TX 2018

A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans, LA 2018

Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, 2012 IASPIS, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011

Center for Photography at Woodstock, 2009

Hanze University, Frank Mohr Institute, 2008

Grants/Fellowships/Awards

2018

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Visiting Artist Fellow, University of Houston, Houston, TX

2017

Visual Arts Fund, Grant Support for The Black Power Station, Midway Contemporary Art/Andy Warhol Foundation

 

Knight Arts Cities Challenge, Finalist

 

2016          

McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship, Minneapolis, MN

 

Artist in Neighborhood Partnerships, Center for Urban Research Affairs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Fellow, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2015                    

Imagine Fund, Special Events Award, Black Geographies Summer School, with Dr. Zenzele Isoke, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Research Award, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change

 

Council of Graduate Students, Community Building Grant, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2014                    

Idea Fund, Diverse Works Houston, with TBA Collective, Houston, TX

 

Susan Geiger Award, Dept. of Gender Women’s and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Fellow, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2013-16              

Fellow, A. Givens Sr., Collection of African American Literature, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Graduate Fellow, Diversity of Values in Experiences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

Graduate Research Partnership Program, Ethnic Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2010                    

Van Lier Foundation Grant, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

Exhibitions and Projects

2018                    

Group Exhibition, Freedumb, Maime and Weavers Ultra, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibition, Round 48: Beyond Social Practice, Project Row Houses, Houston, TX

 

Group Exhibition, Constructing the Break, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans

 

Solo Exhibition, Neither One, or Somewhere in Between, Film North, St. Paul, MN

 

Solo Exhibition, She Ain’t Gone Nowhere, Ground Floor Contemporary, Birmingham, AL.

2017                    

Group Exhibition, We the People, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN.

 

Group Exhibition, The Emperor Is Naked, Workroom, Minneapolis, MN.

2016                    

Group Exhibition, Selected Works. The Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Solo Exhibition, Suspension. University of Kentucky Bolivar Art Gallery, Lexington, KY.

 

Collaborative Project, Say It Back To Me, Collaborative sound project with TBA, Vinyl Album Houston, TX.  

 

2015                    

Collaborative Project, Black Geographies Summer School (Summer Workshop) with Dr. Zenzele Isoke, Dr. Katherine McKittrick, Kristy Clemons, and Adjoa Akofio-Sowah, Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2011                    

Group Exhibition, Road to Equality, Freedom Riders Museum, Montgomery, AL

                             

Group Exhibition, Made in Woodstock V, Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY

2010                    

Group Exhibition, Art in General, New York, NY

2009                    

Group Exhibition, La Jatée: Response, University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Galleries, Philadelphia. 2009

                             

Group Exhibition, Thesis Exhibition, IceBox, Philadelphia. 2009

                             

Group Exhibition, Where There is Smoke There is Smoke, Michael Steinberg Gallery, NY

2008                    

Group Exhibition,  Invisible Man, University of Pennsylvania, Meyerson Galleries, Philadelphia. 2008

Confrences, Presentations and Creative Projects

“Black Economies and Black Ecologies,” Public Lecture with Chaun Webster, Convening: Resistance and Rebellion, Givens Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.

 

“Say It Back To Me,” Collaborative sound project with TBA, Vinyl Album Houston, TX, Forthcoming.

 

“Black Geographies Summer School” (Summer Workshop) with Dr. Zenzele Isoke, Dr. Katherine McKittrick, Kristy Clemons, and Adjoa Akofio-Sowah, Juxtaposition Arts, Minneapolis, MN, July 2015.

 

“Spatializing the Technics of Black Conviviality,” Co-Presented with Elliot James, History Ph.D., University of Minneota University of Western Cape, Hogsback, SA, July 2015.

 

“Assata Shakur: Black Atlantic Displacements and Domestic Terrorist Assemblages,” Feminist Transgressions, National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, PR, November 2014.

 

“Creative Pedagogy” Creative Campus with Artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Community

Roundtable and Discussion. Tuscaloosa, AL, March 2013

 

“Claudia Jones, Black Radical Subject in Exile.” Brown Bag Lectures Series, The University of Alabama Women’s Resource Center and the Department of Gender and Race Studies. Tuscaloosa, AL, January 2013.

 

“‘Is She, Ain’t She’: Black Women’s Visual Politics Reclaiming Black Feminist Criticism.” The Politics of Justice: New Visions of Culture and Society, Southeastern Women’s Studies Association. Fairfax, VA, March 2012.

 

Co-Curated Exhibitions: “Homegrown;” “Watchwords,” “Battle 4 A Cause”

Cauldron Projekts: Experimental Art Space, Coordinator/Cofounder, Birmingham, AL 2011