Master of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Post Graduate
Ph.D. Student, Educational Technology, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Education/Teacher Certifications (Art and Special Ed.- Emotional Handicaps, K-12), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


77/16 Artist / Painter / Sculptor
93/15 Art Educator, Pinellas County, Florida
94/98 Art Educator, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Belleair, Florida
91/93 Artist-in-the-Schools, Pinellas County Arts Council, Florida
89/91 Adjunct Faculty, Fine Art Dept., Macomb College, Warren, Michigan
88/91 Adjunct Faculty, Fine Art Dept., Henry Ford Comm. College, Dearborn, Michigan

List of Exhibitions
One Person Exhibitions

97/16 Sheree Rensel Online,
1994 Song of the Snowbird Sheree Rensel, Macomb College, Mt. Clemens, MI
1988 Sheree Rensel Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
1985 Recent Work - Sheree Rensel Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI
1984 Art Babies Detroit Council of the Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI
1981 Gun Show for Killers and Collectors Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions

Arising-Yoko Ono Contributor, Reykjavik Art Musuem, Reykjavik, Iceland
Propaganda, Protest, and Satire St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida
#WeTheExplorers @OSIRIS_REX OSIRIS-REx, Art Database on spacecraft traveling to asteroid Bennu

Memory and Myth University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Money, Power, ____ New Bohemian Gallery, Brainerd, MN
Visual Aids: Postcards from the Edge Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Culmination Oelson Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Dark Arts Station Numberthree, St. Petersburg, FL
We Forgot Venture Compound, St. Petersburg, FL
For Members Only Studio@620 Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
ART MASH Pop-up Warehouse, St. Petersburg, FL
Majestic National 2012 Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, OH
PINK West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL
Common Sense West Tampa Center for the Arts, Tampa, FL
Cirque Du Surreal Salt Creek Artworks, Saint Petersburg, FL

Your Name In Lights John Baldessari Project, Holland Festival, Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands
HYPERALLERGIC Mail Art Show Hyperallergic HQ, Brooklyn, NY
New Mediator Art Show Nighthawk Books, Highland Park, NJ
Studio Studio! Git Outta My Face Gallery, (archived) online:
HEAT ArtLofts, St. Petersburg , Florida
Sacrosanct WTCA West Tampa Center For The Arts, Tampa , Florida
Going GREEN ArtLofts, St. Petersburg , Florida
Studio 620 Annex St. Petersburg, Florida
Paint the Town Red Studio 620 Annex, Saint Petersburg, Florida
Robert Wilbert: Teacher, Mentor, Friend Scarab Club, Detroit, Michigan
Face The Facts: MY TRUTH Git Outta My Face Gallery, (archived) online:
From Pain to Grace studio2gallery, Austin, Texas
Southern Open 2009 Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA
Twitter 140 Grandon Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
Image and Word The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
First Response Pen and Brush, New York, New York
Creating Synthesis: Exploring Art and Technology Caladan Gallery,
Love Show Eureka Springs Artist Registry, Eureka Springs, AR
Art of Communication Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA
Cirque Du Surreal Salt Creek Artworks, Saint Petersburg, FL
Sketchbook Project Art House Coop, Atlanta, GA
2009 Sketchbook Project Tour ITINERARY:
Museum of Contemporary Art Washington DC, Laconia Gallery Boston, MA, Antena Gallery Chicago, IL,
Soulard Art Market St. Louis, MO, Chris' Jazz Cafe Philadelphia, PA, 3rd Ward Brooklyn, NY,
Museum of Design (MODA) Atlanta, GA, Chicago Art Source Gallery Chicago, IL

$2 Show - a group exhibition i-5 GALLERY at THE BREWERY ART COLONY, Los Angeles, CA
Simply Red Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Rawls Museum Juried Exhibition Affiliate of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Courtland, VA
Last Gasp Capitol Arts Network, Gaithersburg, MD
Human Artefakts Artpost, Hamilton, New Zealand
Am Fluss (By the River) Kulturehaus Pusdorf, Bremen, Germany
Better World Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Human Artefakts Galeri im Atlierhof, Bremen, Germany
Women, Men, Masculine, Feminine Ayer Lofts, Lowell, MA
50 by 50 Collaboration, online:
Human Artefakts Jane Sandelin Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
Human Artefakts Preliminary for Traveling Exhibition (VA, Germany, New Zealand 2006)
Re-Visioning National Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida
Out of Pocket Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, Florida
Women, Words, Images National Smithtown Township Arts, St. James, NY
Self Portraits Mail Art Project, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Hope Springs Eternal online:, New Zealand
Powerstories Theater Catherine Hickman Theater, Gulfport, FL
Acts of Creation Women Artists Rising, MAS Gallery, Viva La Frida, Tampa, FL
FAEA Member Juried Exhibition Seminole Comm College, Sanford, Florida
PCCA 20th Anniversary Exhibition Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI
Faculty Exhibition Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Belleair, FL
Pinellas Art Educators Exhibition Octagon Art Gallery, Clearwater, FL
Out of Solitude Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI
Environmental Issues Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Ybor City, FL
Invitational Exhibition Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
Artists of Florida Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL
Faculty Exhibition The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
Hard Choices Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI
Motor City Revue Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
2-D 3-D Regional Art Exhibition South Bend Indiana Art Center
Art For Life Galleria Officentre, Southfield, MI
Faculty Exhibition Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
Motor City Revue Institute of Culture, Zacateca, Mexico
AIDS and Art- A Day Without Art Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI
Urbanology Marygrove College, Detroit, MI
Kost, Rensel, Sepanski Sisson Gallery, Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI
Weathervanes and Whirligigs Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
Hoyt National Drawing and Painting Hoyt Institute, Pennsylvania
Motor City Revue Lee Hall Gallery, Northern Michigan University Gallery, MI
Faculty Exhibition Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
Art and Architecture of the Birdhouse Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
Matters of the Heart Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI
Glass: Sculpture and Mixed Media Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI
The Form of Color Nawara Gallery, Walled Laked, MI
8th Michigan Artists Competition Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI
Extended Media Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, MI
A Visual Tribute to Martin Luther King N'Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI
Michigan Fine Arts Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Assc., Birmingham, MI
W.S.U. in Michigan Selected Alumni Exhibition, Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI
Detroit and Vicinity Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI
Other Spaces Brooksfield Office Park / Detroit Artists Market, Bloomfield, MI
GM-UAW Human Resource Center Premier Exhibition Auburn Hills, MI
Artists Interpret Fantasy Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI
Jurors Select Artists Pontiac Art Center, Pontiac, MI
Transformations Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Michigan Annual XIV The Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI
Signatures - 21 Michigan Artists Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Picnic on the Grass Meadowbrook Art Gallery, Rochester, MI
Artists Against Apartheid Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

Curatorial Experience
2009-11 Gallery Owner/Director, Git Outta My Face Gallery (archived) Online:

"Studio Studio!" June-Nov 2011, (archived)

"RESOLVED" Feb-May 2011, (archived)

"My Truth" Nov-Dec 2010, (archived)

"Face The Music" June-July 2010, (archived)

"Face It 5!" May-April 2010, (archived)

"GO AWAY!" Feb-March 2010, (archived)

"Word To Your Mother Earth" 2010-Ongoing,

2009 Project Initiator / Coordinator, "Twitter 140" Twitter Traveling Exhibition
1991 Curator, "Human / Nature" Henry Ford Comm. College, Dearborn, MI
1990 Project Initiator / Coordinator, "Fax the Facts" Paint Creek Center
1990 Curator, "Satori Circus" Evening of performance art, Paint Creek Center
1990 Curator, "Space, Words, Images" Installations, Paint Creek Center
1989 Curator, "AIDS and Art: A Day Without Art" Paint Creek Center
1989 Co-Juror, with Richard Axsom, "From Artist's Studios" Detroit Focus
1989 Curator, "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back" Paint Creek Center
88/90 Exhibition Committee Member, Detroit Focus Gallery Detroit, MI
1987 Curator, "Little Mysteries" Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI
1986 Project Initiator / Coordinator, "Transactions" City of Rochester, MI
84/85 Gallery Director, Willis Gallery Artist"s Coop Gallery, Detroit, MI

Artist and Educator Awards and Honors

2011 P. Buckley Moss First Place Grant
2010 Verizon Thinkfinity Grant
2010 Pinellas Education Foundation Grant
2010 Home Shopping Network Flip Video Grant
2009 Gulfport Women’s Club Grant
2003 Arts American Pride Mini Grant
2002 Allegany Franciscan Foundation Grant
2001 TIME Inc./Chevy Malibu Teaching Excellence Award, National Grand Prize
1999 Technology Teacher of the Year, Pinellas Computer Using Educators (PCUE)
1998 National Teacher Award, P.B. Moss Foundation, National First Place
1996 Outstanding Educator of the Year, Pinellas County Schools, Semi-Finalist
1996 Portfolio One, Council for Basic Education Fellowship, National Endowment, Washington D.C.
1990 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant, Brooklyn, NY
1989 First Place Exhibition Award, "Celebrate Life" Birmingham, MI
1988 Vermont Studio Colony Fellowship, Artist Residency, Johnson, VT
1988 Awards in Visual Arts (National), Midwest Nominee
1987 Honorarium, Detroit Artists Market, Installation Exhibition
1986 Arts Foundation of Michigan Award, "Detroit and Vicinity Exhibition", Detroit, MI
1986 Merit Award, Michigan Gallery, Installation Exhibition, Detroit, MI
1984 Best of Show, Best Sculpture Award, Rochester Arts Comm. Exhibition, MI
77/79 Graduate Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


2012 ArtBook Tampa Bay (inclusion) Sheree Rensel - Artist, iPad app
2012 Florida Creative Living Magazine March 2012 issue, pages 38, 54
2012 The Daily Painter March 15, 2012 issue,
2012 PinellasArts100 Creative Pinellas,
2009 What Wine Goes with Red Herring? "Red Herring", acrylic on canvas, A. Z. Przebinda, PALATE PRESS, November 19, 2009
2009 Into the Twitterverse Creative Loafing,, July 22- July 28, 2009
2009 Twitter Art Show Taps Online Relationship Art Squeeze,, Megan Voeller, July 16, 2009
2009 Tweet for Art Sake, July 20, 2009
2009 2 Great Examples of Social Networking Success Moshe Mikanovsky,, September 28th, 2009
2008 Am Fluss (By the River) Catalog Kulturehaus Pusdorf, Bremen, Germany
2008 Art Calendar Magazine "Mind of an Artist", Eric Maisel, "Presenting Yourself", January 2008, pg.31
2008 Wizzlewolf Channel YouTube Art Video Channel, Wizzle Workz
2008 Sheree Rensel's "VISUAL BLOG" VISUAL BLOG
2007 Sheree Rensel - Artist Interview Peach Publishing, August 2007
2007 Fresh Start Peach Publishing, Arts Newsletter, July 2007,
2005 Inside the Mind of an Artist Bayside News, Volume 6, #9, pg. 1-2 Sept. 2005
1990 Art For Life Aid for AIDS, Birmingham, MI, pg. 91
1990 Art Faculty Exhibition Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI, postcard page
1989 Urbanology Marygrove College site, Detroit, MI, pg. 10, 62
1989 Weathervanes and Whirligigs Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI, pg. 32
1989 Tenth Anniversary Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI, pg. 9, 14
1988 Glass Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI, pg. 9
1986 WSU in Michigan Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, pg.26
1983 Formed Paper, Sight / Insight Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, pg.4

Published Writing - Sheree Rensel, Author

2008-12 Sheree Rensel's VISUAL BLOG
2002 Through the Eyes of a Child Gazette, (archived) online:
98/99 W.O.W. Newsletter Editor-Publisher, web site newsletter distributed to educators
98/03 My "EP", Electronic Teaching Portfolio art and art education web page
89-91 Managing Editor Detroit Focus Quarterly Magazine, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
1990 Billy Name Detroit Focus Quarterly, vol. 9, no. 2
1990 A Garden of Visions City Arts Quarterly, vol. IV, no. 3-4
1990 Inner Views Detroit Focus Quarterly, Detroit, MI, vol. 9, no. 1
1989 From Artist's Studios Bielat-Eddy Catalog, Detroit Focus Gallery

Visiting Lecturer / Workshops

2016 St. Petersburg College, "Art and Politics", St. Petersburg, Florida,
1996 Pinellas Art Educators Association, "Sheree Rensel- Artist", Florida
1993 Robinson Challenge School, "Teacher's Workshop", Clearwater, Florida
1988 Central Michigan University, "Sheree Rensel", Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
1987 Dominican High School, "Art Careers", Detroit, Michigan
1987 Warren Consolidated Schools, Artist -in-the Schools workshops, Warren, Michigan
85/87 Whitmer Human Resource Center, "Teacher's Workshops", Pontiac, Michigan

Art Administrative Experience

Exhibition Coordinator, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

Education Coordinator, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
-Established, developed, and managed exhibition / education programs
-Developed structure and procedure for exhibition selection committee
-Contracted artists and jurors for exhibitions / teaching positions
-Designed and supervised exhibition installation for two galleries
-Wrote exhibition signage, statements, publicity
-Responsible for artist's payroll, supply inventory, budgetary records
-Maintained computerized database of records

Managing Editor, Detroit Focus Quarterly, Detroit, MI
-Coordinated publication staff
-Created assignments and article development
-Worked with staff and publisher in all aspects of publication of magazine

Supervisor, Pontiac Moving Mural Project, Pontiac, MI
-Directed and facilitated program to take art to the community
-Acted as artist on the street recruiting public to partake in mural project
-Collected citizen self portraits creating a room size mural of city

Past Affiliations / Memberships

Art House Coop
Gulf Coast Artists Alliance
APA, Alliance of Professional Artists
PAVA, Professional Association of Visual Artists
ArtFlorida listserv, (Founder)
Artists Way Cluster, (Founder)
Dali Museum - St. Petersburg, Florida
Museum of Fine Arts - St. Petersburg, Florida
Art Center - St. Petersburg, Florida

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