METRA MITCHELL — Résumé


Education:
Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, MO MFA-Painting 2008, 4.0 GPA
Fontbonne University, Saint Louis, MO MA-Painting 2007, 4.0 GPA
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY BFA-Painting/Art History Minor, Magna Cum Laude

Professional Teaching Experience:

Southwestern Illinois College (2021-Present)

Adjunct Instructor of Lecture
Renaissance to Modern Art Survey
Non-Western Art Survey
Art Appreciation

Maryville University (2010-Present)

Program Coordinator, (Missouri Study Abroad Inter-Collegiate Program), Florence, Italy (Summer 2016)
Drawing Instructor, (Missouri Study Abroad Inter-Collegiate Program), Florence, Italy (Summer 2016)
Museums & Galleries Instructor, (Missouri Study Abroad Inter-Collegiate Program), Florence, Italy (Summer 2015)
Drawing Instructor, (Missouri Study Abroad Inter-Collegiate Program), Florence, Italy (Summer 2015)
Drawing Instructor, (Missouri Study Abroad Inter-Collegiate Program), Madrid, Spain
World Arts & Ideas I/II Instructor

St. Charles Community College (2008-Present)

Drawing I, II, III Instructor
Art Appreciation Instructor
Western Art Survey I Instructor
Painting I,II, III, Advanced Instructor
Drawing I, II, III, Advanced Instructor
Figure Drawing I, II, III Instructor
Design I Instructor

St. Charles Community College - Temporary Full-Time Instructor (Fall 2019)

Painting I, II, III
Drawing II
Gallery Director
Gallery Management Internship
Sophomore Studio Seminar

Art in Tuscany Residence, Study Center Association, Arezzo, Italy (2013)

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley (Fall 2008)

Drawing I Instructor

Fontbonne University (2006-2008)

Teaching Assistant to Victor Wang
Teaching Assistant to Tim Liddy
Painting Techniques Assistant
Anatomy for the Artist Assistant

Western Kentucky University (2002-2006)

Cube Gallery, Student Gallery Coordinator
Art Coordinator, Vagina Monologues
Job and Transition Fair


Solo Shows:

2021

Other Disguises, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2020

Interior Nature, Good Weather Gallery, Edwardsville, Il

2019

November Exhibit, The Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
 

2017

Crucial Playground, St. Louis Community College at Wildwood, St. Louis, MO
Character Development, Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Late Winter Exhibit, The Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
 

2016

Beyond the Pleasure Principle, Houska Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Late Winter Exhibit, The Sager-Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
 

2015

Recent Works, Houska Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Living Histories, Mad Art Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
 

2014

Living Histories, PS Gallery, Columbia, MO
 

2013

Sea Vessels, HAUS Rotations, Downtown Arcade, Nashville, TN
 

2010

New Works, Gateway Gallery, Gateway Tower Building, Downtown, St. Louis, MO
Vistas, New Paintings, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL
 

2009

Curios: Paintings and Drawings, Contemporary Gallery of Art at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
PARAGON, PhD Portfolio Gallery, St. Louis, MO
 

2008

New Works, Regional Commerce and Growth Association, Art St. Louis Off-site Exhibition, St. Louis, MO
 

2006

Hybrid Love, The Cube Gallery, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY

Juried/ Selected Group Shows:

2020

Winter Group Show, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO
November Art Shoppe, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
Fontbonne Alumni Exhibit, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
Summer Group Show, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Small Works Exhibit, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
(Upcoming) Reflections, Barrett Art Gallery, Utica College, Utica, NY
Portraits, Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, St. Louis, MO
WKU Alumni Exhibit, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, STLCC Wildwood Campus, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, STLCC Forest Park Campus, St. Louis, MO

2019

Winter Group Show, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Open Studio Tours, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
INTERIORS, Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Gallery, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO
The Last Hotel, Grand Opening, Downtown St. Louis, MO
Group Figurative Show, Le Nu Art Salon, Stone Soup Gallery, Chesterfield, MO
Summer Group Show, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Art of Me, St. Louis Community College at Wildwood, St. Louis, MO
Small Work Exhibition, The Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, The Contemporary Gallery of Forest Park, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

2018

Winter Exhibit, Houska Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Figures, Fables and Fiction, Curated by Nancy Newman Rice, COCA Gallery, St. Louis, MO
The Angad Arts Hotel Collection, Yellow Room, St. Louis, MO
Contemporary Art Museum, Open Studio Tours, St. Louis, MO
RESOLVE, Intersect Art Center, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, The Contemporary Gallery of Forest Park, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
#Real, Houska Gallery, Central West End, Saint Louis, MO

2017

Artist Review,, The Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
Layers, Houska Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, St. Charles, MO

2016

Artist Review,, The Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
New Works,, Houska Gallery, Saint Louis, MO

2015

Artemisia's Ghost, Two-Person Exhibit with Natalie Baldeon, Militzer Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Recent Work, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Maryville University, Morton J. May Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Figurative Art Exhibition, Saint Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, Saint Charles, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Saint Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, Saint Charles, MO
 

2014

Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Louis Community College, Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, St. Charles, MO
Summer Regional Exhibition, Saint Louis Artist Guild, Saint Louis, MO
Selfie STL, Phd Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Liar, Liar Exhibition, Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, Saint Louis, MO
 

2013

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Maryville University, Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Louis Community College, Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Under the Influence, Art Saint Louis Gallery, Downtown St. Louis, MO
Engravings, Art in Tuscany Residence, Study Center Association, Arezzo, Italy
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, St. Charles, MO
12 x 12 Small Scale Exhibit, Middle Tennessee State University, Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
Texture, Uforge Gallery, Jamacia Plains, MA
 

2012

Flash Frozen Exhibit, Aisle 1 Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Watercolor II: Paper & Pigment, The Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
Blur, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Modern American Dance Company Exhibition, Phd Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, St. Charles, MO
 

2011

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
12 x 12 Small Scale Exhibit, Middle Tennessee State University, Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
The Sketchbook Project: National Tour, Art Museum of Austin, TX/ 111 Minna Gallery, San Fransisco, CA/ SPACE Gallery, Portland, OR/ Granite Room, Atlanta, GA/ Form/Space Atelier, Seattle, WA/ Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
 

2010

WKU Alumni Exhibition, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
International Painting Annual, MANIFEST Gallery and Creative Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
Seeing Double, Attleboro Arts Museum, Ottomar Gallery, Attleboro, MA
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Morton J. May Foundation Gallery, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery At Forest Park, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, St. Charles, MO
Drift, New Encaustic Paintings, Phd Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Honors Award Exhibit, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Show, St. Charles Community College Fine Art Gallery, St. Charles. MO
 

2009

Art St. Louis: The Exhibition, Art St. Louis, MO, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
National Figurative Painting and Drawing Exhibition, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, THIRD PLACE PRIZE
PAINT!, Climate Gallery, New York City, NY
Selections, Phd Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Show, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park Contemporary Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO
Lexington Art League Open, Lexington Art League Gallery, Lexington, KY
Women Are Goddesses, Soulard Art Market and Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Painters of St. Louis, CINEMA Gallery, Urbana, IL
Annual Faculty Exhibition, St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, MO
Miniatures, Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO
His/Hers Nature, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
 

2008

Smallish, Island Ford Art Gallery, Statesville, NC
Contempt Print, MANIFEST Gallery and Creative Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
Annual Small Print Exhibit, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Beyond The Resume, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
HOPS Art, Annual Charity Event and Art Show, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Annual Faculty Show, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley Contemporary Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO
Realism Redefined, Forest Park Community College Faculty Show, SURPLUS Gallery, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
America the Beautiful and Beyond, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Master Pieces, MANIFEST Gallery and creative Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
Patterns and Pixels, Art St. Louis Gallery, Inaugural Gallery Opening, 555 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Project: Firefly, Community Art Installation, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
MFA Thesis Show, Fontbonne University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, MO
Figurative Works, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO
Magnitude Seven, MANIFEST Gallery and Creative Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
Ensemble, PhD Gallery, Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO
JANUS, Art Co-op, St. Louis, MO
Signs of Time, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO
I Love You, You Love Me, Northern Kentucky University, KY
 

2007

Metzger Memorial All Media Exhibit, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO
No Big Heads, National Self Portrait Exhibition, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Making Marks, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO
HOPS Art, Art St. Louis, Annual Charity Event and Projected Works Show, St. Louis, MO
MA / MFA Thesis, Fontbonne University Gallery, St. Louis, MO
 

2006

2006 BFA Thesis Show, Western Kentucky University, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY
Vagina Monologues Annual Art Show, Mass Media and Technology Hall, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
World Aids Day Memorial Quilt, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Student Exchange, Center for the Living Arts, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
International Sister Cities Show, World Trade Center, St. Louis, MO
Eme' Exposition Internationale, St. Louis-Lyon France Sister Cities Inc., Centre Culturel et de la Vie Associative Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
US Bank Show, The Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY
Annual Student Show, Western Kentucky University, Ivan Wilson Fine Art Center, Bowling Green, KY
Awards and Scholarships:
Certificate of Achievement in Teaching, Saint Louis Community College, Academic Honors Program Instructor, 2008-Present
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Art St. Louis The Exhibition 2009
THIRD PLACE PRIZE, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 2009
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, His/Hers Nature, Art St. Louis, January 2009
Fontbonne University Painting Techniques Teaching Assistantship, Fall 2006-Spring 2008
Fontbonne University Anatomy Teaching Assistantship, Fall 2006-Spring 2008
Ruth Temple Hines Scholarship, Fall 2004- Spring 2005
Jack E. Lunt Scholarship, Fall 2005- Spring 2006
Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Scholarship, Fall 2002- Spring 2006
Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Alumni
Best of Show, Annual Juried Student Show, IWFAC, Bowling Green, KY Spring 2006
Honorable Mention, US Bank Show, The Kentucky Museum, Bowling Green, KY Fall 2005
Bibliography/Reviews/Published Works:
2020 “All the Arts Magazine, Spring 2020 Issue”, “Interior Nature” at Good Weather Gallery, Review by John Blair
2020 “Echoverse: A Digital Anthology of Writing About the Environment & Climate Change”, by Christina Wood Martinez
2020 “LUXE Interiors + Design Magazine”, “A Spunky Color Story Elevates a PreWar Duplex”, Article by Arianne Nardo, New York, NY
2020 “Alton Telegraph”, “Process as Visual Surgery”, Good Weather Gallery, Alton, IL
2020 “Her Life Magazine”, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO
2019 “Studio Visit Magazine”, Volume 43/44, Trundle Press, Open Studio Press
2019 “Charged Dramas: The Story of St. Louis Painter Metra Mitchell”, Article by Christina Wood Martinez, ALIVE Magazine
2019 “One Thousand Faces”, Community Print Exchange with Instructor Ken Wood, Trundle Press, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
2019 Forbes Magazine, “Meet Me in St. Louis at the Stylish New Angad Arts Hotel”, Review by Katie Kelly Bell, January 2019
2018 “Figures, Fables and Fiction”, Curated by Nancy Newman Rice, COCA Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Review by Dickson Beall
2017 "The Balance of Time: Mitchell's Masterpieces", Maryville University Pawprint Online Newspaper, Review by Jordyn McCulley
2016 The Missourian, Gallery Provides Food for Thought and Artists’ Tables, Sager Braudis Gallery, Review by Shelby Baseler, Columbia, MO, January 2016
2015 Artist Interview, Artemisia’s Ghost Exhibition, Millitzer Gallery, St. Louis, MO, September 2015
2015 The Columbia Tribune, Waking Dreams: PS Gallery Invites Viewers Into a World of Meaning, Review by Amy Wilder, Columbia, MO
2014 TLC, My First House: Episode 20, Features a Portrait Painting in-progress and film footage of the artist’s third floor studio, Other performers include the artist’s husband Nicholas Black Taylor, Air Date June 7th 2014 at 12:30 pm on TLC.
2014 The Scene, A Day in the Life of Forest Park: Figure Drawing Demonstration, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park Student Newspaper, Photos by Evan Sandel, St. Louis, MO
2013 Nashville Scene, Crawl Space, Review by Joe Nolan, February 28, 2013, Nashville, TN
2012 St. Louis Riverfront Times, Mad About Dance, review by Alison Sieloff, PHD Gallery, March 2012 St. Louis, MO
2011 International Painting Annual, MANIFEST Gallery and Creative Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
2010 Art Messenger, Forest Park Community College Cultural Paper, St. Louis, MO
2008 City Beat, Cultural Paper, July 2008, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Master Pieces Catalogue, Volume 29, June 2008, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Cincinnati Enquirer, Manifest Gallery Review, June 2008, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Magnitude Seven Catalogue, Volume 28, April 2008, Cincinnati, OH
2008 Malcolm Gay Encapsulates the Saint Louis Art Scene, St. Louis Riverfront Times, March 2008, St. Louis, MO
2007 Chiasma, Fontbonne University Literary Magazine, April 2007 St. Louis, MO
2006 Art Benefits Shelter, The College Heights Herald, Bowling Green, KY
2006 Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University Literary Magazine, Bowling Green, KY
Public Collections:
“Angad Arts Hotel”, Yellow Room, St. Louis, MO
“Metro Theater Company”, 100 Dresses, St. Louis, MO