Sydney Pursel

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EDUCATION

  • 2017: Master of Fine Arts – University of Kansas (Expanded Media)
  • 2011: Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of Missouri (Painting)

EXHIBITIONS

Solo /Two Person:

  • 2017: Culture Vulture Carrion, Waróxi Performance, Meal: Coyote Twin Theatre (Vermillion, SD)
  • 2017: Culture Vulture Carrion: Lawrence Arts Center (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2017: Culture Vulture: TeePee Junction (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2013: Citizen Jane Film Festival: Stephens College (Columbia, MO)
  • 2010: William Woods University (Fulton, MO)
  • 2010: University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
  • 2010: Delores Park (San Francisco, CA)
  • 2010: Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM)
  • 2010: Ruthless Gallery (Columbia, MO)
  • 2009: McNair Scholar Exhibition: University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)                                                                                                                                                                       

Group:

  • 2017: The Object Feels; Tactile Exhibition: Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2016: Grand Reopening Reception Film Screening: Spencer Museum of Art (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2016: Graduate Student Exhibition: Art & Design Gallery (Lawrence, KS)  
  • 2015: Charlotte Street Foundation Performance Symposium: La Esquina Gallery (Kansas City, MO)
  • 2015: Quotidian: Art & Design Gallery (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2015: Progress Report; Education in Lawrence: Watkins Museum (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2015: Mr. Mercury’s Magik Lantern Show: Art & Design Gallery (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2014: Wild Beasts: Steam Whistle Brewery (Toronto, ON)
  • 2014: Graduate Student Exhibition: Art & Design Gallery (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2011: Silverscreen Film Festival: Missouri Theatre (Columbia, MO)
  • 2011: Juried Exhibition: George Caleb Bingham Gallery (Columbia, MO)
  • 2010: Kansas City Fringe Festival Shorts: Union Station (Kansas City, MO)
  • 2010: Silverscreen Film Festival: University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
  • 2010: Undergraduate Showcase: George Caleb Bingham Gallery (Columbia, MO)

RESEARCH & RESIDENCIES

  • 2018: Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists (Ucross, WY)
  • 2017: Culture Vulture; a Collaborative Cultural and Performance Art Event: Arts Research Project Grant under Benjamin Rosenthal (Assistant Professor)
  • 2015: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency Merit Scholarship for Fashioning Legacies under J.Soto and Anthony Romero
  • 2015: Báxoje Language Community Arts Project: School of the Arts Student Interdisciplinary Research Grant under Norman Akers (Director of Graduate Studies)
  • 2009: Representations of Native Americans in Contemporary Society: McNair Scholars Program under William Hawk (Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies) and Jessica Thornton (Assistant Professor)

MUSEUM INTERNSHIPS

  • 2016-2017: Spencer Museum of Art: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/Loo Family Global Indigenous Curatorial Intern under Casey Mesick Braun (Global Indigenous Curator)
  • 2016: Báxoje WosgaChi: Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center Summer Intern under Reuben Noah (Curator) and Lance Foster (Tribal Historic Preservation Officer)

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017: The Object Feels; Tactile Exhibition: Spencer Museum of Art (University of Kansas)
  • 2017: Separate and Not Equal; A History of Race and Education in America: Spencer Museum of Art (University of Kansas)
  • 2016: George Ogden Building Display Cases: Báxoje WosgaChi; Iowa Tribal Museum and Culture Center (White Cloud, KS)
  • 2015: Progress Report; Education in Lawrence: Watkins Museum (Lawrence, KS)

TEACHING

  • 2017: Critical Perspectives on Museums: Graduate Research Consultant (University of Kansas)
  • 2016: Introduction to Expanded Media: Instructor of Record (University of Kansas)
  • 2015: Introduction to Expanded Media: Graduate Teaching Assistant under Benjamin Rosenthal (University of Kansas)
  • 2010: Dark Room Photography: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant under Joe Johnson (University of Missouri)

ARTIST TALKS & PRESENTATIONS:

  • 2017: Visiting Artist: University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
  • 2017: InSight Art Talk: Lawrence Arts Center (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2017: Nerd Nite Lawrence: Humans (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2017: North Kansas City School District: Rites of Passage Ceremony (N. Kansas City, MO)
  • 2017: Red Hot Graduate Research: the Commons (University of Kansas)
  • 2016: A(R/C)T; Art & Activism Panel Discussion: Free State Festival (Lawrence, KS)
  • 2010: McNair Scholars Conference (University of Missouri)
  • 2010: William Woods University Lecture Series (Fulton, MO)
  • 2010: Institute of American Indian Arts (Santa Fe, NM)
  • 2010: North Kansas City School District: Rites of Passage Ceremony (N. Kansas City, MO)

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2017: Marilyn J. Stokstad Spencer Museum of Art Student Award
  • 2017: School of the Arts Travel Grant
  • 2016-2017: Doris Carey Scholarship
  • 2015: Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency Merit Scholarship for Fashioning Legacies under J.Soto and Anthony Romero
  • 2015: School of the Arts Travel Grant
  • 2014-2015: Burrows Art Scholarship
  • 2014-2015: Doris Carey Scholarship
  • 2011: Best in Show. George Caleb Bingham Gallery Juried Exhibition. Juried by Jim Van Dyke
  • 2010: John S. Weller Memorial Scholarship
  • 2010: Best Experimental Film in the Silver Screen Film Festival. Juried by Richard Roeper, who said: “Has a clear message.”
  • 2009-2010: McNair Scholar
  • 2008: Student Exchange Program Scholarship
  • 2007: Ralph K. and Maxine J. Hibbs Memorial Scholarship
  • 2006-2010: Diversity Award

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2017: Project Coordinator for “Native American and African American Education in Kansas, 1830-1960” An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop
  • 2017: Participant in “National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages” An NSF and NEH Documenting Endangered Languages Program (Washington, D.C) 
  • 2017: Hall Center for the Humanities Applied Humanities Bootcamp under Henry Fortunato
  • 2017: NEH: Landmarks of History and Culture Summer Workshop Coordinator
  • 2017: KU Powwow & Indigenous Culture Festival – Education Committee
  • 2017: Spencer Museum of Art Graduate Intern Project Leader
  • 2016-2017: Iowa Tribe of KS & NE Powwow Committee