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About

Paul Amenta, artist and co-founder of SiTE:LAB, has received national attention for his use of vacant urban spaces for temporary site-specific art installations and projects. Amenta’s involvement in SiTE:LAB as an organizer extends well beyond selection and display of artwork. He has extensive experience designing, adapting and modifying structures as compelling spaces in which to install and view artwork.

He holds a BFA in Sculpture and Printmaking from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Art in New York. Reacting to an ArtPrize exhibition organized by Amenta in 2013, Tyler Green of Artinfo commented, “Follow @paulamenta. Whatever he does next merits our attention.” 

Contact

917 - 902 - 7358 
paul@paulamenta.com 

 

CV

Education

2000

MFA Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1995

BFA Sculpture & Printmaking, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2004

Pretty Rugged, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY 

2002

Quivering Twilight, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Superstructure, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2017

Radio Station (Miami Folly II) - Special Project - UNTITLED 2017 Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Relic, Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI

2016

Hybrid Structure (Miami Folly) - Special Project - UNTITLED 2016 Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Hybrid Structures - Everything is Transformed, Rumsey Street Project, Grand Rapids, MI

Nothing is Destroyed, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Architectural Relic, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

2015

TRANS-FORM, CR10 Arts, Hudson, NY

2014

SKaTE:LAB - Strange Attractors, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

ARTIFACT Project, Berger Park Cultural Center - Downey Mansion, Chicago, IL 

2013

Sunrise at Isle Royal - The Not Yet, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

Workflow, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

2012

Untitled - The Dream Before, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

109 1/2, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

2011

Live Coverage, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI 

50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibit, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

2010

Urban Lights, The Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Faculty Exhibition, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

833 Lake Drive, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan - Land of Riches, Old Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2009

Artspace, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI 

Go Team, ServeStudio, Grand Rapids, MI

2006

Faculty Exhibit, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI 

2005

Voice of Site, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 

2004 

Voice of Site, Tokyo National University of Fine Art & Music, Tokyo, Japan

Beginning Here, 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Rubbish, Cuchifritos Project Space, New York, NY 

2001

I Love New York, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2000

Aspects of Contemporary Landscape, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

CAA New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, New York, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 

1999

Group Trope, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Rewrite, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY 

Space (I believe in), ABC no Rio, New York, NY 

Plot, Westside Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1998

Sculpture, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 

Alumni Invitational, Calder Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Time Line, Art Complex, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

1997

Alumni Printmakers, Calder Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

1995

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Calder Gallery, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

 

Projects

2017

Franklin Street at Madison Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI

Rumsey Street Project, Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI

2016

UNTITLED 2016 Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL                                                                                

Everything is Transformed, SiTE:LAB + Habitat for Humanity, Grand Rapids, MI

Site Visit: Gordon Matta-Clark, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

Auto Shop, Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI

2015

UNTITLED 2015 Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Rumsey Street Project, SiTE:LAB + Habitat for Humanity, Grand Rapids, MI

TRANS-FORM, CR10 Arts, Hudson, NY

2014

UNTITLED 2014 Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

SiTE:LAB - Strange Attractors, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

Influx, CR10 Arts, Hudson, NY

Student Show, De Pree Gallery, Hope College, Holland, MI

Blacktop, Art.Downtown, Grand Rapids, MI 

2013

UNTITLED 2013 Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

SiTE:LAB - The Not Yet, ArtPrize, old Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

54Jeff - Ideas Design Competition, old Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - Workflow, old Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Vitrines, Head, Billy Mayor, Grand Rapids, MI

2012

SiTE:LAB - The Dream Before, ArtPrize, old Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - 109 1/2, S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

Vitrines, Past and Future Ruins, Travis Martin & Ben Biondo, Grand Rapids, MI

2011

SiTE:LAB - Free Radical, 2 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - ArtPrize, 2 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - BFA Exhibition, 2 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI

SiTE:LAB - Praxis, 2 East Fulton Street, Grand Rapids, MI

Vitrines, The Grand Rapids Streetside Collection, Brett Colley, Grand Rapids, MI

2010

SiTE:LAB - 833 Lake Drive, Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan - Land of Riches, Old Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 

2009

ActiveSite - ArtSpace, Grand Rapids, MI

ActiveSite - Emerge, Flat Iron Building, Grand Rapids, MI 

2008

ActiveSite IV, Federal Building, Grand Rapids, MI

ActiveSite @ Kindel Furniture Factory, Grand Rapids, MI 

2007

ActiveSite @ Clear Water Place, Grand Rapids, MI

ActiveSite @ 70 Ionia, Grand Rapids, MI

 

 

 

Awards

2018

National Endowment for the Arts

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant

2017

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grant

2016

National Endowment for the Arts - Our Town grant

Finalist, Installation Award - ArtPrize, Deana Haggag, juror

Outstanding Venue - ArtPrize, Steve Dietz, juror

Artist Seed Grant, Frey Foundation

Frey Foundation - Community Arts grant

2015

Outstanding Venue - ArtPrize, Steven Matijcio, juror

Finalist, Bloomberg Philanthropies - Public Art Challenge

Distinguished Alumna, GVSU Department of Art and Design

2014

Outstanding Venue - ArtPrize, Tumelo Mosaka, juror

2013

Finalist, Outstanding Venue - ArtPrize, Alice Gray Stites, juror 

Good Neighbor Award, Neighborhood Ventures, Grand Rapids, MI 

WMCAT WOW Award (Imagination), Grand Rapids, MI

2012

Outstanding Venue - ArtPrize, Tom Eccles, juror

Casey Award, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

2011

Outstanding Venue - ArtPrize, Reed Kroloff, juror

Strong Voices - Art Honoree, Progressive Women's Alliance, Grand Rapids, MI

2009 

Innovation Michigan Finalist - ActiveSite, Business Review, MI 

2000

Paula Rhodes Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

1999

Graduate Fine Arts Award, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

1998

Silas H. Rhodes Merit Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

1997

Tanner Fellowship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

1994

Branstrom Fine Arts Scholarship, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

 

Lectures / Presentations / Panels

2017

DisArt Symposium, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016

DIStopia podcast, UNTITLED Radio, Miami, FL

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY                                                                                                            

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN                                                                                                           

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

2015

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                                            

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI                                                                                              

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 2014                                                                                                      

Hope College, Holland, MI                                                                                                                        

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                                          

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 

2013

UNTITLED, Miami, FL                                                                                                                                  

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

MidWest UX, Grand Rapids, MI

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Taubman College of Architecture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2012

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2011 Rapid Growth - Not Your Average Speaker Series, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, ArtWorks, Grand Rapids, MI

2010

Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids, MI 

2009 

ActiveSite Artspace, Grand Rapids, MI 

2008 

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI 

2007

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI 

2006

Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI 

2004

Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo, Japan 

2003

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

2002

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 

2000

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1999

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

Kenowa Hills High School, Grand Rapids, MI

1998

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

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2016

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Johnson, Paddy, "SLIDESHOW: UNTITLED's Strongest Showing Yet", Art F City, Dec 4

Meler, Allison, "Scale, Sculpture, and Specificity Prevail at Miami Beach's Untitled Fair", Hyperallergic, Dec 1

McGarry, Kevin, "The American Way", Artfourm, Oct 21

Meier, Allison, “A Tribute to the Rust Belt, Carefully Crafted from Domestic Decay, Hyperallergic, Oct 21

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2014

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Becherer, Joseph, "ArtPrize 2014 fulfilling for critics, public agreement on remarkable work", Mlive, Oct 13

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2013

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Creahn, Daniel, "On-Site: UNTITLED Miami", ArtObserved, Dec 9

Evitts Dickinson, Elizabeth, "Out of the Shadows", Architect, Sep 15, 2013

Eler, Alicia, "ArtPrize and its Discontents", Hyperallergic, Oct7, 2013

Eler, Alicia, "SITE:Lab Raises the Bar for ArtPrize", Hyperallergic, Oct 2, 2013

Buist, Kevin, "SiTE:LAB Architecture Competition Asks: What’s Next for the Former Grand Rapids Public Museum?" June 26

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2013 $100,000 Juried Grand Prize winner is artist from Spain at SiTE:LAB", Mlive, Oct 4

Dewey, Charlsie, "Inside Track: Amenta creates his destiny with site-specific projects", Grand Rapids Business Journal, Oct 4

Hill, Jeff "54Jeff: "Envisioneering" Revitalization", Rapid Growth Media, October 3, 2013

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Doublestein, Stephanie, "DITA takes modern dance to the masses at ArtPrize", Rapid Growth Media, Sept 26

Stanley, Laurel, "RapidBlog: Midwest UX 2013, Placemaking Through Design", Rapid Growth Media, Sept 26

Stryker, Mark, "Grand Rapids' ArtPrize challenge: Get more depth but remain democratic", Detroit Free Press, Sept 22

Becherer, Joseph, "Juried Top 25 misses key venues, but brings great value, depth to ArtPrize", Mlive, Sept 25

Becherer, Joseph, "ArtPrize 2013 venue review: Site:Lab is again a muse for creativity", Sept 22

Stryker, Mark, "12 standout works at ArtPrize competition", Detroit Free Press, Sept 25

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Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2013 jurors wanted art full of surprise on Top 25 Short List", Sept 23

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2013 jurors' favorites include surprises, repeat honorees", Sept 24

Dewey, Charlsie, "SiTE:LAB names winners of 54Jeff space-design competition", Grand Rapids Business Journal, Sept 25

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2013 jurors wanted art full of surprise on Top 25 Short List", Sept 23

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2013 jurors' favorites include surprises, repeat honorees", September 24

Dewey, Charlsie, "SiTE:LAB names winners of 54Jeff space-design competition", Grand Rapids Business Journal, September 25

Primeau, Marty, "Visionaries who make it happen", Grand Rapids Magazine, June

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "SiTE:LAB returns with free exhibition at Blandford Nature Center on Saturday", MLIVE, July 26

Allen, Tommy, "SiTE:LAB @ Blandford: Down on the Farm", Rapid Growth, July 25

Pichot, Emilie, "Artist to explore nature with creations at SiTE:LAB at Blandford Nature Center, The Rapidian, July 24

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2012 $100,000 Juried Grand Prize winner awarded a major grant from Creative Capital", MLIVE, Jan 15

Becherer, Josheph, "Ordinary Personal Effects", Grand Rapids Magazine, Jan

2012

Allen, Tommy, "The Art of Disruption & The Key to Tomorrow", Rapid Growth, Oct 11

Green, Laurel, " ArtPrize 2012: Impressions of a First-Time Viewer", The Rapidain, Oct 9

Eler, Alicia, "What Chicago Can Learn from Grand Rapids" Eye Exam: Newcity Art, Oct 9

Allen, Tommy, "All Eyes on the ArtPrize", Model D, October 9

Staff, "ArtPrize Winners 2012 Announced At Public Art Fair, Detroit Duo Wins Juried Prize", Huffpost Detroit, Oct 6

Vartanian, Hrag, "2012 ArtPrize Winners Announced, $200K to Adonne Khare, $100K to Design 99", Hyperallergic, Oct 6

Becherer, Josheph, "How ArtPrize could help Grand Rapids become more like Florence", MLIVE, Oct 7

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2012: Veteran, newcomers talk about winning juried awards, what ArtPrize means", MLIVE, Oct 6

Green, Laurel, "Elephants takes home top public vote, Displacement the juried grand prize", The Rapidian, Oct 6

Fluegel, Alexandra, "Site:Lab and its Detroit artists win big in ArtPrize juried awards", The Rapidian, Oct 6

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize's first $100,000 Juried Grand Prize goes to Detroit team for 'Displacement'", MLIVE, Oct 5

Stryker, Mark, "Top 10 Grand Rapids ArtPrize entries; which are your favorites?", Detroit Free Press, Oct 4

Eberbach, Jennifer, "Ann Arbor Area Artist Describe Excitement of begin Part of ArtPrize 2012", AnnArbor.com, Oct 4

Green, Tyler, "What’s the verdict on the ArtPrize model?", Modern Art Notes, Oct 1

Steinhauer, Jillian, "Slimming Down the Short Lists: A Look at 10 ArtPrize Finalists", Hyperallergic, Sept 28

Becherer, Josheph, "ArtPrize 2012: Joseph Becherer's 10 favorite 'thinking' pieces", MLIVE, Sept 28

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "ArtPrize 2012: Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk's 10 entries you don't want to miss", MLIVE, Sept 27

Fluegel, Alexandra, "Space: SiteLab makes it new, while UICA is swallowed up", The Rapidian, Sept 25

Becherer, Josheph, "Site:Lab offers most unique, forward-thinking ArtPrize exhibition", MLIVE, Sept 24

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "See the ArtPrize 2012 Top 25 on jurors' short lists", MLIVE, Sept 24

Hill, Jeff, "So, You Think You Can Curate ArtPrize?", Rapid Growth, Sept 22

Bechiri, Holly, "What do you see: Breathing Room at SiTE:LAB", The Rapidian, Sept 21

Green, Laurel, "Redefining Habitats: a juxtaposition between nature and design", The Rapidian, Sept 21

Clark, Green, "Site:Lab artists make ArtPrize statements using exhibits in former Grand Rapids Public Museum Building", MLIVE, Sept 19

Allen, Tommy, "G-Sync: Picture Perfect Investing", Rapid Growth, Sept 20

ArtPeers, "ArtPeers to participate at SiTE:LAB during ArtPrize 2012", The Rapidian, Sept 17

Fitch Hamilton, Terri, "Creative Problem Solver", Grand Rapids Magazine, Sept

Power, Matthew, "So You Think You Can Paint", GQ Magazine, Sept

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, "Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids 'knows when to fold 'em' while handing out $515,000 in arts grants to 73 groups and artists", MLIVE, March 29

DeLacy, Josh, "SiTE:LAB", Revue, June

Allen, Tommy, "SiTE:LAB @ Blandford Nature Center: Lines This Time are for the Birds", Rapid Growth, June 9

Jackson, Angie, "SiTE:LAB, Blandford Nature Center Team Up to Take Artwork Out of the Studio, and Into Nature", Grand Rapids Press, June 16

Stoner, Jonathan, "Students Collaborate on Environmentally Conscious Art Project for SiTE:LAB Blandford", The Rapidian, June 14

Smith, Jeff, "SiTE:LAB @ Blandford's Second Annual Art and Entertainment Event",  Recoil, April

Kaczmarczyk, Jefferey, "ArtPrize 2012 Unveils Jurors Who Will Award $200,000 in Jury Prizes at the Fourth Exhibition and Competition, Grand Rapids Press, April 22

Higgins, Emma, "Art Brings Crowds Downtown to Art.Downtown", The Rapidian, April 18

Stoner, Jonathan, "Artist Put Finishing Touches on Art.Downtown", The Rapidian, April 13

Cracker, Lorilee, "See 300 Artists at 30 Locationsin Just a Few Hours at Art.Downtown", Grand Rapids Press, April 9

Stukkie, Heidi, "Secret Society Inspires Newest SiTE:LAB Event", The Rapidian, April 10

DeLacy, Josh, "Fill Your Night with Art", Revue, April

Carroll Burdick, Dianne, "Site-ing", On-the-Town, April

LaForge, Chelsea, "Art.Downtown. plans for bigger event", The Rapidian, Feb 28

2011

Primeau, Marty, "ArtPrize 2011-The Other Winners", Grand Rapids Magazine, Dec

Kelly, Brian, Brian Kelley's Top Ten Rapid Growth Images", Rapid Growth, Dec 15

Fitzgerald, Linda, "Grand Rapids A&D Donors Provide Support for Bold New ArtPrize Venue", Emergence, Fall 2011

Becherer, Joseph, "No awards, but here are some other winners of ArtPrize 2011", Grand Rapids Press, Oct 8

Michels, Laura, "ArtPrize 2011 juried award winners: See who won", Grand Rapids Press, Oct 6

Caruth, Nicole, "Eyes on the Prize: Curators Make a Difference", ArtPrize Blog, Oct 4

Becherer, Joseph, "ArtPrize is failing to nourish good, worthy art", Grand Rapids Press, Oct 3

Thomas, Michelle, GVSU ArtPrize Project: Profile of Alois Kronschlaeger", Grand Rapids Press, Oct 3

Pelz, Tori, "How to help the good guys win", The Rapidian, Sept 28

Naselli, Mara, "Relax: Art Dosen't Think You're Dumb", The Rapidian, Sept 27

Caruth, Nicole, "Eyes on the Prize: Kickstarting the Way", ArtPrize Blog, Sept 26

Michels, Laura, "The Fine Art of Plublicity?", Grand Rapids Press, Sept 22

Hill, Jeff, "Opening up the Urban Canvas", Rapid Growth, July 14                                                        

Helakoski, Claire, "Sighting at Blandford", On-the-Town, July

Allen, Tommy, "A Little Bit of History Repeating", Rapid Growth, June 9

Allen, Tommy, "Art.Downtown - Walkable. Wonderful. Visually Bright.", Rapid Growth, April 15

Smith, Jeff, "Kendall curates SiTE:LAB - Praxis in GR's vacant JA building April 15", Recoil, April

Recker, Rachael, "100 artists take over former JA building for free SiTE:LAB event", Grand Rapids Press, April 14

Filter, Andrea, "SiTE:LAB", Revue, April

Carmichael, Grant, "JA Building Re-imagined by SiTE:LAB", blog.thinkXD.com, April 8

Holm, Elisabeth, "Site:lab - Michigan Artists Squat Legally", blog.kickstarter.com, April 6

Higgins, Caroline, "On Site", On-The-Town, April

Chester, Timothy, "The Persistence of Memory: A Meditation on the Absence of Curators in a Museum Exhibition Project", Curator: The Museum Journal, April 1

Allen, Tommy, "AIGA's D/E/C - Talking Design, Making Cool", Rapid Growth, March 24

Recker, Rachael, "SiTE:LAB nabs abandoned JA building for its next mid-April art
event", Mlive.com, Jan 25

2010

Caprara, Laura, "The 2010 GRSD Top 10 of Twenty-Ten Hot Events", Grand Rapids Social Diary, Dec

Koens, Chris, "Featured Event: Site Lab", Grand Rapids Social Diary, Nov

Pulsinelli, Olivia, "Art, business communities collaborate on one-night event", Business Review, Oct 21

Allen, Tommy, "Free Radical Galleries - Set Your Sites on Fresh Art", Rapid Growth, Oct 14

Cook, Sandra, "One-offs & Soirees in downtown Grand Rapids", Examiner, Oct 19

Recker, Rachael, "Installation-based artists show off work at SiTE:LAB event", Grand Rapids Press, Oct 17

Schaub, Jenn, "Free Radical Gallery", The Rapidian, Sept 24

Tennant, Kristin, "Land of Riches", Solace Magazine, Spring & Summer

Bunn, Austin, "Review: Michigan Land of Riches", The Rapidian, May 17

Allen, Tommy, "The Road Traveled", Rapid Growth, April 22

Smith, Susan, "Where I've Been: Michigan Land of Riches exhibit at the old Grand Rapids Public Museum", Mlive.com, April 21

Arnold, Brandy, "'Expect the Unexpected' at Downtown Art Party", GRNow, April 14

Bailey-Boorsma, Joanne, "The Public Museum re-examines its former home in a special exhibit that combines creativity with the past", On-the-Town, April 13

Kimelman, Molly, "Groups collaborate to re-invent collection, old Grand Rapids Public Museum building", Grand Rapids Press, April 12

Kolakowski, Kelli, "New Art Transforms Old Treasures", Revue, April 12

Mullen, Victoria, "Amenta--Man of Riches", Rapid Growth, April 8

Vinnedge, Gretchen, "Michigan - Land of Riches Sneak Preview", The Rapidian, April 1

Rumsey, Mark, "Land of Riches - Art.Downtown. and Beyond", The Rapidian, March 22

2009

Gryczan, Matthew, “Get Ready for ArtTech”, Rapid Growth, Dec 10

ARTPRIZE 2009: A Hands-on Experience, "Creators of Interactive pieces Welcome Viewers to Have An Artistic Touch", Grand Rapids Press, Sept 30

Pulsinelli, Olivia, “Preparing for ArtPrize”, Business Review, Sept 9

Olsen, Cory, “ArtPrize Venues Hear From Police, Fire Officials About Safety Regulations for Event”, Grand Rapids Press, Sept 1

Pulsinelli, Olivia, Activesite Shakes Things Up”, Business Review, July 9

Carmichael, Grant, “Activesite, Demonstrating Sustainability", ThinkXD, May 6

Bailey, Joanne, "art.downtown. downtown art.”, On the Town, April

Takemoto, Neil, “Michigan Town’s Artist Use Entire City as Canvas”, Cool Town Studios, April 28

Pulsinelli, Olivia, “Another Activesite Success”, Business Review, April 21

Bailey, Joanne, "Pebble in the Pocket”, On the Town, April 20 Reyna, Liz, “Grand Rapids to Showcase Art.Downtown”, Grand Valley Lanthorn, April 15

Knape, Chris, “Flat Iron Building in Downtown Grand Rapids to Host Activesite Event Friday”, Grand Rapids Press, April 14

Allen, Tommy, “Activesite Emerge”, Rapid Growth, April 14

Smith, Danielle, “Activesite Continues to Emerge in West Michigan”, Business Review, 
April 1

2008

Allen, Tommy, “It’s Been a Good Year”, Rapid Growth, Dec 18

Baily, Joanne, “A Happy Ending to the Start of the Season”, On the Town, Oct 24

Pulsinelli, Olivia, “Creating Activesites for Collaboration in Grand Rapids”, Business Review Western Michigan, Oct 9

Woolfenden, Tricia, “Old Grand Rapids Art Museum Hosts Sculpture Show”, Grand Rapids Press, Oct 2

Knape, Chris, “Activating in an Inactive Museum”, Grand Rapids Press, Oct 1

De Polo, Steven Geoffrey, “Living the Downtown Life” Revue, Oct

Wozniak, Curt, “Different Kinds of Canvas”, Rapid Growth, Sept 25

Weiner, Emily, “The Fine Art of Teaching Art”, Visual Arts Journal, Fall 

Patton, Pamela, “ACTIVESITE @ Clear Water Place”, Portfolio, Winter

2005

Takami, Akihiko, “Neighboring School Rooms”, Voices of Site catalogue, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music

2004

Finel Honigman, Ana, “New York Horticulture”, Artnet Magazine, April 23

Johnson, Ken, The New York Times, Sept 20

Worth, Alexi, The New Yorker, Sept 30

2002

Davison, J, "New Fall Shows" Artforum, August

2001

Smith, Roberta, “As Chelsea Expands, A Host of Visions Rush in”, The New York Times, June 1

2000

Agro, Umbretta, “Emerging Artist; The Curator’s Picks”, Art Tribune, Jan

Artists’ Album, NY Arts Magazine, July/August

Dietsch, Scott, “Best and Brightest”, Villager, Dec 22

Collections

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

 

 

Teaching (view gallery)

2007 - 2015

Assistant Professor, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
Courses: Site-specific, Spaces & Places, Sculpture I, Sculpture II, 3-D Design, Model
Making II, Collaborative Studies

2007 - 2009

Adjunct Professor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Course: Sculpture, Installation & New Media Art

2007 - 2008

Adjunct Professor, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Course: 3-D Design

2002 - 2005

Adjunct Professor, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Course: Sculpture, Installation & New Media Art

 

 

Professional

2010 - present

Co-founder, SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 - present

Leadership Committee, DisArt Festival, Grand Rapids, MI

2014 - present

Arts Advisory Council, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI 

2007 - 2009

Founder, ActiveSite, Grand Rapids, MI 

Visual Arts Committee, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI 

2004

Artist’s Assistant, Ursula von Rydingsvard, sculptor, New York, NY 

2003

Art Handler, Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY

2000 - 2002

Assistant to the Chair, MFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 

1999 - 2004

Artist’s Assistant, David Row, painter, New York, NY 

1998 - 2000

Preparator, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

1999

Preparator, Art in General, New York, NY 

1998

Artist’s Assistant, Elona Van Gent, sculptor, Grand Rapids, MI

Artist’s Assistant, Yolande McKay, sculptor/installation artist, Bloomington, IN 

1996 - 1997

Artist’s Assistant, Beliz Brother, installation artist, Seattle, WA 

1995

Artist’s Assistant, Elona Van Gent, sculptor, Grand Rapids, MI 

1993

Artist’s Assistant, Beliz Brother, installation artist, Seattle, WA

Artist’s Assistant, Cliff Goodman, glass artist, Seattle, 

1990 - 2001

Artist’s Assistant, James Clover, sculptor, Grand Rapids, MI