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© 2023 by Odam Lviran. Proudly created with Wix.com.

Education

M.F.A. in Art Theory and Practice, concentration in Painting, Northwestern University

B.F.A. in Art, concentration in Painting and Drawing, The Pennsylvania State University

Post Baccalaureate Program (not completed), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

Awards and Residencies

2019       Glasgow Middle School, Visiting Artist, Glasgow, KY

2018       Pegram Elementary, Artist-in-Residence, Pegram, TN

                   Shakerag Workshops, Educator Scholarship, Sewanee, TN

2016       The Studios at MASS MoCA, Artist-in-Residence, North Adams, MA

2015       The Kentucky Foundation for Women, Artist Enrichment Grant

                   The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence & instructor, Lake Forest, IL

                   Fermentation Fest Farm/Art DTour, Finalist, Sauk County, WI

2014       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2013       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2011       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2009       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

                   University of Missouri, Visiting Artist, Columbia, MO

2005       The Ragdale Foundation, Artist-in-Residence, Lake Forest, IL

2003       Kansas City Art Institute, Visiting Artist, Kansas City, MO

2002       Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Artist-in-Residence Program, Snowmass, CO

2001       Evanston Arts Council/City of Evanston, 2001 Cultural Art Fund Award, Evanston, IL

2000       The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Apprentice Training Program, Philadelphia, PA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019      Community Garden, Batch & Bushel Festival, Wilson County Exposition Center, Lebanon, TN

2018      Stars Above and Water Below, Family Day, OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN

                   Field of Dreams, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2017      Frist Friday, collaborative project with ELEL, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

2016      Geode, collaborative project with ELEL, touring the US, including SXSW, TX

                  Landforms, Green Gallery, Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Nashville, TN

2015      Art is Illuminating, SeedSpace, Nashville, TN

                  Groundwork, Art Matters, Bowling Green, KY

                  Geode, collaborative project with ELEL, touring the US

2013      Room for Imagination, Houchens Gallery, The Capitol Arts Center/SKyPAC, Bowling Green, KY

2011      A Room for Inspiration, Hammes Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

2008      Hope Springs Eternal, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006      With Love, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  Art Fortune, Project Space, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2005      Spencer’s, Bowling Green, KY

2003      Telephonebooth, Kansas City, MO (collaborative installation with artist Laura Berman)

                  You Mean So Much To Me, Ohio State University, Marion, OH

2002      You Mean So Much to Me, Standard, Chicago, IL       

2001      Flower Power, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                  Wishing Stars, Evanston Art Center Invitational, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Group Exhibitions

2019       ArtFields, Lake City ArtFields Collective, Lake City, SC

                Nashville Visionaries, Hiram Van Gordon Gallery, Tennessee State University , Nashville, TN (curated by Carl Pope)

                Modular Art Pods, Fort Houston, Nashville, TN

2018       InLight, 1708 Gallery, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (juror Kimberli Gant)

                   *Optimism*, 2018 Endless Editions Biennial, Endless Editions, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts –

                            The Project Space, New York, NY (curated by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo)

                   AHL/Paddle8, AHL Foundation, New York, NY

                  MusiCircus, OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN

                  Crappy Magic, Track One, Nashville, TN (curated by David Hellams)

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2017      Extrasensory, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

                  FIGMENT North Adams, Windsor Lake, North Adams, MA

                  Haunted, Track One, Nashville, TN

                  Nashville Lantern Festival, Nashville, TN

                  CONNECT, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY

                  25th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Exhibition, Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY

                  Friends and Family, Green Gallery, Turnip Green Creative Reuse, Nashville, TN

                  Solar Eclipse & Astronomical Art Show, FFOYA House, Bowling Green, KY

                  Studio Time, Corridor Gallery, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2016      Modular Art Pods, OZ Arts Fest, OZ Arts Nashville, Nashville, TN (Best in Show)

                  CONNECTglow, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Clermont, KY (First Prize)

                  FIGMENT, Frank Wilson Park, FIGMENT, Chicago, IL

                  24th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Exhibition, The Downing Museum, Bowling Green, KY (Purchase Award)

                  Celebration of the Arts, Kentucky Library and Museum, Bowling Green, KY (First Place Sculpture)

                  TIME + PLACE: Ragdale’s 40th  Anniversary Exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

                  Small Wonders, Lakes of Fire, Montague, MI

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2015      What Ought to Be: Envisioning the Impossible, BOX13 ArtSpace, Houston, TX

                  Mark, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

                  Modular Art Pods, abrasiveMedia, Nashville, TN

                  You’ve Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                  Holiday Show, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014      A Wicked Problem, The Elizabeth Foundation For the Arts, New York, NY

                  W.here – We Are, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, PA

                  WKU Biennial Exhibition, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

                  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  Vom Anhalten des Verschwindens (From the pause of the disappearance), Elektro Becker,

                      Lanspringer, Germany

                  Idea Festival, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2013      Gesturing Into Consciousness, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, PA

                  Alumni in Faculty Collections, Robeson Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, PA

                  Celebration of the Arts, Kentucky Library and Museum, Bowling Green, KY

2012      Imagination Tree, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

                  Capitol Arts Celebration, Capitol Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY

2011      Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy

                  Chain Letter 2011, golden PARACHUTES, Berlin, Germany

                  Celebration of the Arts, Kentucky Library and Museum, Bowling Green, KY

                  Compassion Fatigue, Second Presbyterian Church, Nashville, TN

2010      Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY

                  Going Postal, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK

                  House, Dreaming, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  EXPOSED, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH                 

                  Public Theatre of Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY

                  Spencer’s, Bowling Green, KY

2009      Cluster F**k, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  EXPOSED, Artworks, Cincinnati, OH

                  Hope Over Fear,  Grace Lutheran, Evanston, IL

2008      Group Think, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

2007      Heart and Soul, The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

                  Secret ArtWorks, ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH

                  Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006      Repetitive Gestures, Steamboat Springs Art Council, Steamboat Springs, CO

                  Shag and Stripes, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

                  Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005      Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2004      Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  Shoebox Series, Bridge Magazine, Chicago, IL

2003      Artboat, Standard, Chicago. IL

                  *shoebox series*, Bridge Magazine/1R Gallery, Chicago, IL (in the collection of the Museum of

                           Contemporary Art, Chicago)

                  Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2002      16th Evanston + Vicinity Biennial 2002, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  SPACES, Cleveland, OH

                  Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

                  Carry On’ Drawing, Rapid Transit Gallery, Savannah, GA

2001      Artists/Alumni, Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (catalogue)

                  Look; Paint, SPACES, Cleveland, OH

                  The Philadelphia Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

                  You Gotta Have Art, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  Carry On’ Drawing, Artcore Gallery, Baroda, India and Jehangir Gallery, Sakshi, India

2000      Look; Paint, Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  6 Degrees, 2121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

                  2000 Evanston + Vicinity 15th Biennial Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

                  Midway Airport Walkway Project, Midway Airport, Chicago, IL

                  1,000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY

                  Art in Christian Communities, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL

 

Memberships and Affiliations

Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL, Artist, June 2005–Present (www.zggallery.com)

Western Kentucky University, Instructor, Department of Art, August 2013–present

College Art Association, Member, 1995–Present

  • Intellectual Property Committee, Dec. 2006–Feb. 2010 (three year term)

American Association of Picture Professionals (ASPP), Member, May 2007–present

Art within the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL and Midway Airport, Chicago, IL

 

Bibliography

2018      Amy Stumpfl, “Art + Science: Family Day Blends Art, Science,” The Tennessean, August 12, 2018, pp. 1E, 4E.

2016      Sara Estes, “OZ Art Fest a Weeklong Celebration of the Visual Arts,” The Tennessean, June 21, 2016.
                     www.tennessean.com/story/life/arts/2016/06/19/oz-art-fest-weeklong-celebration-visual-arts/85826840/

                  Nina Cardona, “Labyrinth of Gallery ‘Pods’ Invites OZ Arts Fest Visitors to Step Inside the Art,” Here and Now,
                     90.3 WPLN FM Nashville, June 22, 2016.

                     nashvillepublicradio.org/post/labyrinth-gallery-pods-invites-oz-arts-fest-visitors-step-inside-art#stream/0

                  “OZ Art Fest – Modular Art Pods,” Locate Arts, June 2016.

                     locatearts.org/exhibitions/nashville/oz-art-fest-modular-art-pods

2015      Elizabeth Michelman, “The Perils of the Possible: We Are All Curators Now!,” Artscope, January/February 2015, pp. 34–35.

                  Andri Alexandrou, “You Can Take It With You,” SeedSpace: On Exhibition, Summer 2015.

2012       Myrna Petlicki, “Retreat to Lake Forest’s Ragdale for Inspiration,” Chicago Sun-Times, June 1, 2012,

                   wilmette.suntimes.com/entertainment/12723023-421/retreat-to-lake-forests-ragdale-for-inspiration.html.

2010       Jake Jarvi, “House, Dreaming: Artists Interpretations of the Ragdale House, Asleep,” Sheridan Road, Vol. 4, Issue 5,

                   www.sheridanroadmagazine.com.

2008       Beth Reitmeyer, 2008: Zg Gallery.

                   Gigi Leonard, “Beth Reitmeyer: Art and Paintings,” Roadside Scholar, July 14, 2008,

                      www.roadsidescholar.com/2008/07/14/beth-reitmeyer-art-and-paintings/#comments.

2006       Victor M. Cassidy, “Up and Comers,” The New York Times, Winter 2006, Chicago Life, pp. 18–19.

                Jenn Q. Goddu, “Reitmeyer gets to the hearts of the matter,” Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10, 2006,
                   Friday On the Town section, p. 17.

                Fred Camper, “She’s a Believer,” Chicago Reader, Feb. 10, 2006, Section 2, pp. 1, 24.

                Alan G. Artner, “Art: Highlights of the Fair,” Chicago Tribune, Apr. 29, 2006, Weekend section, p. 3.

                “Eat Outings,” Time Out Chicago, June 15­–22, 2006, Issue No. 68, p. 30.

                Margaret Hawkins, “From bleak to chic in less than a week,” Chicago Sun-Times, May 2, 2006,
                    www.chicagored streak.com.

                 “Indepth Art News: With Love, Beth Reitmeyer: New Paintings & Interactive & Evolving

                    Installation,” Feb. 2006, www.absolutearts.com.

                Mindy Yahr, “Works of heart,” The Daily Northwestern, Feb. 9, 2006, p.10.

2005       Margaret Hawkins, “Reitmeyer’s ‘Sunshine’ lights up colorful Zg show,” Chicago Sun-Times,
                   August 19, 2005, Weekend section p. 14.

                Recommends, Chicago Reader, August 5, 2005.

2003       New American Paintings, Volume 47, The Open Studios Press.

                   Laura Berman, “Unnatural Materials,” Review, September 2003, pp. 60–65.

2003       Maria Elena Buszek, “Demystifying Machines,” Review, Summer 2003, p. 93.

                   Robin Trafton, “Arts shows: Working together, artists clearly have fun,” The Kansas City Star,
                       April 25, 2003, Arts Section.

2002       Fred Camper, “Rooms with a View,” Chicago Reader, June 7, 2002, Section 1, pp. 30–31.

                   Ellen Pritsker, “Biennial exhibit a lively show,” Evanston Review/Pioneer Press, June 20, 2002, p. B4.

                   “Recommend,” New Art Examiner, May–June 2002, p. 23.

                   Walter Robinson, “Chicago Diary,” www.artnet.com, May 14, 2002,

                       www.artnet.com/magazine/reviews/robinson/robinson5-14-02.asp.

2001       James Yood and William Conger, Artists/Alumni, 2001: The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of
                       Art, Northwestern University, cover and pp. 70–71.

               Dan Tranberg, “Abstract painters make the medium their own,” The Plain Dealer, November 26, 2001, Arts & Life section.

               Concentrics, Evanston Art Center, May/June/July 2001, pp. 3, 5–7.

                   www.spacesgallery.org/11-01/aboutlp.html

2000       Kathy Jo Robbert, "Installation works at UICA to tickle the art-lover's fancy," Grand Rapids Advance,
                           December 12, 2000, Section B, p. 2.