EDUCATION

M.F.A., Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, 2003
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Museum Studies Curatorial Certificate, 2003
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

B.F.A., Studio Art, 2001
Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2011

Working with Paper National Juried Exhibition, Tubac Center of the Arts, Arizona, NM
14th Annual SECAC Juried Exhibition, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
Community of Artists Exhibition, Research Center, Bowling Green, KY
National Juried 12 x 12 Exhibition, Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

2010

INDA 5- International Drawing Annual Exhibition In Print, Manifest Gallery, Cin., OH
All Kentucky Juried Exhibition, Capital Arts Alliance, Bowling Green, KY
TAA Juried Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
The Architecture of Destruction Solo Exhibition, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS
Authors and Artists Group Exhibition, Cannaday Center, University of Toledo, OH
Faculty Show, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

2009

Personally Political International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Barbara Fragogna, Curator, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
Interpretations of the Landscape National Juried Exhib., CIAO Gallery, Jackson, WY
Annual Fall National Juried Exhibition, Space 237 Gallery, Toledo, OH
Art in Academia Juried Exhibition, Juror: Dr. Paul Richelson, Chief Curator at the Mobile Museum of Art, Space 301 Gallery, Mobile, AL
Works on Paper National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Geraldine Wojno Kiefer, Prof. of Art, Shenandoah Univ., RFD Gallery, Swainsboro, GA
Artomatic419 Public Art Exhibition, Warehouse event site, Toledo, OH
Fragile Bodies National Juried Exhibition, Main Gallery, Univ. of Northern Kentucky, Highland Heights, KY
Light and Mass Faculty Exhibition, Center for Visual Art, University of Toledo, OH

2008

A Sense of Place National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Amanda Cooper, Curator of Exhibitions, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL. Gertrude Herbert Inst. of Art, Augusta, GA
Ohio/Kentucky Invitational: Engine 22 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Authors and Artists Group Exhibition, Cannaday Center, University of Toledo, OH

2007

Our Chemistry: Sex, War and the Landscape Solo Exhibition, Water Tower Gallery, Louisville, KY
8”x8”, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006

New Work, Swanson Reed Contemporary Gallery, Louisville KY
Art Exchange, Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout, Furlong Gallery, WI
Faculty Show, Cressman Center Downtown Gallery, Louisville, KY
Calumet Invitational, Headley Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY
Tribute to Dario Covi Invitational Group Exhibition, Covi Galley, Univ. of Lou., Louisville, KY

2005

Rock The Water Tower Exhibition, Louisville Visual Art Assoc., Lou., KY

2004

The Other Place, Belfast Festival at Queens, Belfast, Ireland
Three State Invitational Exhibition, Glassworks, Louisville, KY
Faculty Show, Jefferson Community College, Louisville, KY
Bluegrass Biennial Regional Juried Group Exhibition, Morehead State University, KY
Encompass, Ardgillan Castle, Dublin, Ireland

2003

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, D.A.A.P. Downtown Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Best of: Invitational, Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Paintings by Brent Dedas and Yvette Cummings, 840 Gallery, Cincinnati OH
Holiday Show, Erin Devine Gallery of Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY

2002

Brent Dedas: Drawings on Copper Solo Exhibition, Erin Devine Gallery, Louisville, KY
Prints, Edwards Center Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Holiday Show, Erin Devine Gallery of Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY

2001

Warrior Nation, Actors Theater, Louisville, KY
B.F.A. Exhibition, Belknap and Covi Galleries, University of Louisville, KY
Holiday Show, Erin Devine Gallery of Contemporary Art, Louisville., KY

2000

Drawings, Erin Devine Gallery of Contemporary Art, Louisville, KY
Hite Scholarship Exhibition, Belknap and Covi Galleries, University of Louisville, KY
Line, Mark, Edge, Morrison Gallery, Elizabethtown Community College, KY

1999

Art League Juried Exhibition, Juror: Julian Robson, Curator of the Speed Art Museum. SAL Gallery, University of Louisville, KY

SELECTED AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2011

Curator, “Grid/Process/Concept” Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY
Session Chair, “Student Success & Professional Practice” S.E.C.A.C. Savannah, GA, Studio
Panel Selection Committee, S.E.C.A.C. Conference
Curator, “Process and Product”, Twist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2010

Visiting Artist Lecturer, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
TAA Juried Exhibition, Second place Prize, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Panel Presenter, “Bridging the Gap from the Classroom to the World at Large” S.E.C.A.C., Richmond, VA
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

2009

Creator & Co-curator of, “The Great Art Exchange” with the University of Hawaii
Session Chair, “Beyond the Walls of the Classroom” S.E.C.A.C. Conference, Mobile, AL
Visual Committee Co-Chair, “Artomatic 419” Toledo Public Art Project
Committee member, Center for Visual Arts, Gallery committee
Visiting Artist Lecturer, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2008

Committee Member, Center for Visual Arts, Gallery committee
Committee Member, “Artomatic 419” Toledo Public Art Project
Workshop Presenter, “Motivation/Innovation” O.A.E.A. Conference, Toledo, OH
Curator, “A Cloud of Ideas, Over 4000 Drawings” Space 237 Gallery, Toledo, OH
Panel Presenter, “Creativity in Studio Practice” S.E.C.A.C. Conference, New Orleans, LA
Lecturer, “Our Chemistry”, Artist Lecture Series, Center for Visual Art, Toledo, OH
Panel Juror, 9th Congressional District Invitational Art Exhibition presented by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Toledo, OH

2007

Panel Presenter, "Plugged and Unplugged" F.A.T.E. Conference, Milwaukee, WI
Curator, “The Process of Exploration, 1900 Drawings” Rouge Noir Gallery, Louisville, KY

2006

Co-curator, "Drawing as Thinking, 1400 Drawings" Greenhouse Arts Project, Louisville, KY
Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association
Supervisor, Student Art Trip, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2005

F.A.T.E. Conference, Columbus, OH
Children's Hospital Foundation Auction Donor, Louisville, KY
Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

2004

Lecturer, "Applying to Graduate School," University of Louisville
Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association
Instructor, Children's Free Art Class, Louisville Visual Art Assoc., KY

2003

Vice President, Fine Arts Graduate Student Government Association
Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

2002

Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association

2001

Vice President, Student Art League, University of Louisville
Award for Design, Honorable Mention, Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association
Full Tuition Scholarship and Assistantship to College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati
Art Auction Volunteer/Donator, Louisville Visual Art Association

2000

Allen R. Hite Scholarship, University of Louisville
Vice President for Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Louisville
Vice President, Student Art League, University of Louisville
SECAC Conference Volunteer, Louisville, KY
Juror, "An Artistic Discovery," Federal Building, Louisville KY
Art Auction Volunteer/Donor, Louisville Visual Art Association