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Education

2016 MFA Painting, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

2010 BA of Ceramics, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI, USA

2008 AFA, Monroe County Community College, Monroe MI, USA

2019 University of Toronto OISE, Toronto, Ontario, CA (TEFL Certification)

2009 Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI (Study Abroad Tuscany Italy)

Teaching/Academic Appointments/Related Work Experience

2018-19 Part-Time Instructor Beijing International Bilingual Academy, Shunyi, Beijing, PPRC

2018-19 Interim instructor, Beijing Luhe International Academy, Beijing, PPRC (Fine Art & English)

2015-18 Instructor, Continuing Studies, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, USA ([Instructor of Record] Drawing, Painting, Intro Ceramics)

2012-13 Asset Protection, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Ohio, USA

2012 Instructor, Arthur Lasow Community Center Monroe, MI

Awards / Grants/ Fellowships

2018 Artist in Residence, Shangyuan Museum of Fine Art, Huairo, Beijing China (April 7 -July 3rd)

2018 Artist In Residence, Golden Apple Artist Residency, Herrington ME (August w/ Merit Based Grant)

Publications as Authors

Academic

2016 Memorandum. Helser, Christian. Ferris State University Online Archive

2014 Baudrillardian Theory in Relationship to Jurassic Park. Helser, Christian. Ferris 2012 Statue University Archive.  

2019 Guilin Art Museum, Qiu Liping, Acquisition Catalog, 2019 (Edit 5)

2018 Goodnough, Doug. “Rising Stars.” Reflections, Oct. 2018, pp. 24–25.

2017 Zhuang En Lai Art Museum, Second Independent Spirit Collectors Guide 1st ed. Vol. 2

2012 Honeywell, Keely, ed. Riverlit Magazine. 4th ed. Vol. 2. N.p.: Riverlit, n.d. Print. Ser. 8. 

2017  Dearborn Michigan, Graffiti, Dearborn Homecoming, Sunshine Durant, Public Access

周. (2018, September 04). International Art Online Exhibition. Retrieved September 28, 2018, from http://t.m.china.com.cn/convert/c_y4p4E9dd.html?from=singlemessage

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops

2017 Instructor Introduction to Painting, Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI (Workshop)

2016 Artist Talk, Art at Hatch Art, Hamtramck, MI (Lecture)

Collections

2019 Guilin Contemporary Art Museum, Guilin, PPRC

2018 Shangyuan Museum of Contemporary Art Shangyuan, Beijing, PPRC

Exhibition Record

2019

International Juried Exhibition, Huaqiao International·Contemporary Art Exhibition, Huaqiao Art Museum, Guilin Exhibition Hall, Guilin City,  China. (1)

International Juried Exhibition, Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2019. (Pending) (2)

2018

International Invitational Group Exhibition, Crossing Perspective, Black Box Gallery, Dearborn MI (4)

Invitational Group Exhibition, Arty Party, Blackbox gallery, Dearborn MI (2)

International Invitational Group Exhibition, Beijing Summer Exhibition 18, En-Lai Art Museum, Tongzhuang district, Bejing China. (2)

International Invitational Group Exhibition, Nesting shades 织影, Shangyuan Art Museum, Huairou District, Beijing, China (2)

International Juried Invitational Exhibition, Shangyuan Art Museum Exhibition Gallery, Huairou District, Beijing, China (10)

Group Exhibition, House Warming!, Whitdel Arts Gallery, Detroit MI (2)

Group Exhibition, Black, and White, Pallette Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI (5)

2017

International Juried Exhibition, Independent Spirit Beijing Summer Exhibition 18, En-Lai Art Museum, Tongzhuang district, Bejing China.

Regional Juried Competition West Michigan Art Competition, LowellArts, Lowell, MI Juror: Artist and Academic Nichole Maury

Group Invitational Exhibition, 22nd ArtWorks Detroit Fundraiser, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI

Regional Juried Exhibition, Festival of the Arts, Federal Galleries of KCAD, Grand Rapids, MI

Jurors: Prof. Dianne Zeeuw, Photographer Tim Priest, Sculptor Lindsay Isenhart

2016

Invitational Group Exhibition Unimportant Places, The Avenue for The Arts Gallery Grand Rapids, MI

Regional Juried Competition 2016 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, Midland, MI

Juror: Curator by Professor James Lawson

Invitational Group Exhibition Untitled, Holland Hospital, Gallery 602, Holland, MI

Regional Juried Competition Real American, Ann Arbor Art Center, Birmingham, MI

Juror: Artist and photographer Peter Baker

Regional Juried Competition Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI

Juror: Artist Terence Hammonds

Regional Juried Competition MEGA, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI

Jurors: Artist Ann Chuchvara-Cole , Artist Jenn Schaub , Res. Artist Julie Schenkelberg

Group Exhibition,  Memorandum,  KCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fed Galleries, Grand Rapids MI

2015

Regional Juried Exhibition, HATCHBACK 10, Hamtramck, MI

Juror: Artist James Dozier

National Juried Competition Art Prize 7, DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

Jurors: Writer Robin Cembalest, Artist Sarah Urist Green, Artist Justine Ludwig, etc.

Group Exhibition, Art-A-Licious, Regional Juried Competition, Adrian, MI

Juror: Artist and Critic Rob Stranges

Group Exhibition Circle Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Group Exhibition, Gallery 602, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Regional Juried Exhibition, HATCHBACK 9, Hamtramck, MI

Juror: Artist Chido Johnson

2014

Solo Exhibition, Still Identity, The CARR Center for Performing Arts, Detroit, MI

Group Exhibition, Untitled, Spiral Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

Regional Juried Exhibition, HATCHBACK 8, Hamtramck, MI

2013

Group Charity Exhibition HOMES FOR HAITI, The Blarney Event Center, Toledo, OH

Group Exhibition, June On Jefferson Invitational, POPUP EXHIBIT, Detroit, MI

Regional Juried Exhibition, HATCHBACK 7, Hamtramck, MI

Solo Exhibition, CAMERA: Cinema Revised, Cafe 1923, Hamtramck, MI

2012

Group Exhibition, FIRST FRIDAY, Adrian, MI

Group Exhibition, 2012 HAMTRAMCK LABOR DAY FESTIVAL, Down Town Hamtramck, Hamtramck, MI

Regional Juried Exhibition, ONCE UPON A TIME: GRIMLY INSPIRED, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Saint Claire Shores, MI

Regional Juried Exhibition, M.C.F.A.C. 39th Annual Fine Arts Show, Ellis Public Library, Monroe, MI

2010

Group Exhibition, THE MONROE JAZZ AND FINE ARTS FESTIVAL, Down Town Monroe, Monroe, MI 

Solo Exhibition, There and Back Again, Graduation Exhibition, Siena Heights University, Studio Angelico, Adrian, MI

Group Show, A TOUR OF TUSCANY, Siena Heights University Gallery, Adrian, MI

Group Invitational Show Holiday Ceramics, Siena Heights University Gallery, Adrian, MI