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MARC WILLHITE
The ordinary, the commonplace, the unspectacular- in these I find
inspiration. My work seeks to facilitate visual awareness and prompt a
re-evaluation of the way we habitually see the world in which we live.  
With a particular interest in surface as it relates to design and
architectural conventions I create altered conditions and subtle
transformations, interventions that serve as catalysts for a renewed sense
of wonder and of the miraculous in the mundane.
Education

2005        MFA, Drawing & Painting, Minor in Art History
        University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1994        BFA, Double Concentration: Drawing and Painting, with Honors (Cum Laude)
        Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Selected Exhibitions

2006
Lunaria California Building Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Snapshot: Digital print exhibition ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
8x8x8: LON/MSP/NYC Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
Latitude, Fieldgate Gallery, London, England (’07)
Venue to be announced, New York City, NY (’07)
2005
Windows on Main Street Beacon. NY
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
West Coast to Denver Gallery Groskopf, Denver, CO
2004
Art of Democracy: Tools of PersuasionThe Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN  
Department of Art Scholarship Exhibition Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Orange Stripe- Installation Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN  
(a)drift Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
2003
Invasion/Seduction or Tutti Frutti etc.- Installation
Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN        

Related Professional Experience

2006
Visiting Artist Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2004
Assistant Instructor: Advanced Drawing- Drawing from the Site
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Santiago Cucullu installation assistant Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University   of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2003-2005
Instructor: Beginning Painting/ Beginning Drawing University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2002-2005
Assistant Instructor: Concepts in Visual ArtUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN        
2001      
Volunteer Artist/Assistant“Window To My Soul,” exhibition of artwork by eating-disorder patients
1999-2001, 2004
Children’s Art Activity facilitator Village Arts Day, Greenwood Village, CO
1998-2000
Exhibition Installation and Body Painting artist Artopia, Temple Events Center, Denver, CO
1998
Public Demonstration Performance Painting Artopia, Temple Events Center, Denver, CO

Awards

2005        Department of Art Project Grant: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
2004        Brown/McKenzie Scholarship: University of Minne