Donnabelle Casis

EDUCATION
2001 Residency, New Works Laboratory, 911 Media Arts Center, Seattle, WA
1997 Master of Fine Arts – Painting, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1993 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Painting, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
         Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1992 Fellowship, Yale University, Summer School of Art at Norfolk, Norfolk, CT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
New Works, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA
2018 
March Spotlight, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
New Works, ReadyWipe, Baustein Building, Holyoke, MA
Thread, The Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA
2015 
twixt & tween, Contemporary Art at the Historic Northampton Museum, Northampton, MA
2014 
indicia, Hampden Gallery Incubator Project Space, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2006
hunch, Howard House, Seattle, WA
2002
Hanker, Howard House, Seattle, WA
2000
Behemoth, Howard House, Seattle, WA
1999
Beuboe, Howard House, Seattle, WA
1998
Chimera, Howard House, Seattle, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Et tu, Art Brute?, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY, NY
Supreme Friction, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
casual viewing, Brushworks Arts & Industry #434, Florence, MA
2016-7
The Boston Drawing Project, Carroll and Sons Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2015
The Eyewitness Project, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Eccentric Abstraction Revisited, A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA
2013
Be Here Now - Northampton Arts Council Biennial, Hosmer Gallery, Northampton, MA
2011
10 x 10 x 10, Mighty Tieton, Tieton, WA
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY -
   Brooklyn Art Library, February 19-27
   Austin, TX - Austin Museum of Art, March 12
   Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery, March 30 - April 2
   Atlanta, GA - The Granite Room, April 8-9
   Washington, D.C. - Transformer Gallery, April 11-30
   Seattle, WA - Form/Space Atelier, June 10-12
   San Francisco, CA - 111 Minna Gallery, June 18
   Chicago, IL - Hyde Park Arts Center, July 14-17
   Winter Park, FL - Full Sail University, July 29-31
2010
Honoring 15 Years of Neddy Fellows, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2009
Build-A-House, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2007
InnerSpace/OuterSpace, AquaArtMiami, Miami,
FL AT@HH, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
2006
AquaArt Miami, Miami, FL
2005
A Decade of Excellence: Celebrating the Neddy Artist Fellowship, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
2003
YSA, Howard House, Seattle, WA
2002
Exquisite Corpse, curated by Marion Peck, Alki Room, and “Multiplex,” curated by Michael Van Horn, Rainier Room, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA),Seattle, WA; Juror: Linda Farris
Cheap Thrills, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Whimsey, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2001
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; Juror: Sue Spaid
Reverb, Collaboration with Dave Hanagan, filmmaker, New City Theater, Seattle, WA
Pleasure Craft, Tacoma Art Museum Biennial; Juror: Gladys Nilsson
Layering, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Passion.Points, Mahlum Architects, Seattle, WA; Curator: Elizabeth Leach
Artist Trust Auction Exhibition, Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000
Vital Signs: Drawing as Inquiry, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven CT; Juror: Robert Reed, Artist and Professor of Painting at Yale University School of Art
Texas National 2000, SFA Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX; Jurors: The Art Guys: Jack Massing and Mike Galbreth
Introductions 2000, Seattle Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA; Curator: Barbara Shaiman
1999
Air Hockey, Howard House, Seattle, WA
Pratt Instructor’s Exhibit, Pratt Art Gallery, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Musuem, Bellevue, WA; Curator: John Tupper, Director, Walter Phillips Gallery; Associate Director of Creative Residencies, Banff Center
17th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, NY; Curator: Frances Barth, Artist and Senior Critic of Painting at Yale University
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA; Curator: Kerry James Marshall
1998
Made in America, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA; Invitational exhibition
Northwest Annual, Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), Seattle, WA; Juror: Alexander Melamid, of Komar & Melamid-Artists
1997
Inaugural Exhibition, Howard House, Seattle, WA; Invitational Exhibition
2nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Arternatives Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA; Juror: Peter Frank, Art Critic/Editor of LA Weekly
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; Juror: Kathryn Kanjo, Chief Curator, Portland Art Museum
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1996
Beyond the Rock Garden, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA; Invitational exhibition
9th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; Juror: Sam Gilliam, Artist
Paintings Exhibition, CMA Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Works on Paper, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Juror: Patterson Simms
1993
Scenes of Summer, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT; Juried exhibition
Drawing Conclusions, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Juror: Kathryn Meyers, Artist
4th Annual Juried Exhibition, Copley Society Gallery, Boston, MA; Juried exhibition
1992
Women in the Arts, Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Juried exhibition

COLLECTIONS
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, Seattle, WA
Linda Farris Estate, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle, WA
Yale University, New Haven, CT

COMMISSIONS
1999 Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

AWARDS AND HONORS
2017 Arts Lottery Grant, Northampton Arts Council/Masschusetts Cultural Council
2013 Arts Lottery Grant, Northampton Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council
2011 Honorable Mention, 10x10x10xTieton, Mighty Tieton
2002 Neddy Artist Fellowship in Painting, Behnke Foundation
2001 New Works Laboratory Grant, 911 Media Arts Center
2000 Artist Trust GAP Grant, funded through the Jon and Mary Shirley Fund
1999 Finalist, Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant
1993 Vermont Studio Center Grant for Residency
1992 Ellen Battell Stoekel Fellowship, Yale University

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bryant, Elizabeth. “CoCA Annual.” Art Access , February 1999.
Brown, Elizabeth and Lisa Corrin. “The Mountain is Out: Emerging through the fogs of Seattle is a kaleidoscopic variety of galleries and artists.” Modern Painters, vol. 15, no. 3, Autumn 2002, p. 47.
Cawaling, Manuel. “The Art of Donnabelle Casis: Like Looking in a Mirror.” Asian American Journal: International Examiner, vol. 27, no. 18 (September 20-October 4), 2000, p. 20.
Dunn, Bob. “Taking page from Arts Night Out, event showcases Florence as art mecca.” Daily Hampshire Gazette, (September 2), 2013.
Esquivel, Karla. “Art Attack,” Tablet Newspaper, vol. 2, iss. 27 (October 10, 2001).
Fahey, Anna. “Painting’s Dead. We Think. The Northwest Annual artist showcase is interactive, multidimensional, and a load of fun.” Seattle Weekly (November 22-28), 2001.
Fahey, Anna. “Bumping Uglies: Paintings from Inside the Belly of the Beast.” Seattle Weekly, vol. 24, no. 38 (September 21), 2000, p. 45.
Farr, Sheila. “CoCA reframes itself with new location, director and annual show.” Seattle Times, Friday, June 14, 2002.
Frank, Peter. Nat 97, The 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition (exhibition catalogue). California: Arternatives Gallery , 1997.
Fredericksen, Eric. “Why, That’s Dirty!” The Stranger, vol. 7, no. 34 (May 14-20), 1998), p. 53.
Gilliam, Sam. Artstravaganza 9 (exhibition catalogue). Tennessee: Hunter Museum of American Art , May 1996.
Gonter, Nancy H. “Vintage Chairs Now Artist’s Canvases,” The Republican, March 31, 2005, pp. B1 and B3.
Graves, Jen. “Chicago Painter Picked Pieces for ‘Pleasure Craft’ Northwest Biennial Exhibit,” The News Tribune, July 22, 2001, pp. 1 and 4.
Hackett, Regina. “Howard House showcases works of Casis and Picton.” Seattle
Post-Intelligencer
, May 5, 2006.
Hackett, Regina. “Tacoma Art Museum spotlights Neddy fellowship recipients.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 8, 2005.
Hackett, Regina. “Howard House hits a hot note with its young artists show.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 19, 2003.
Hackett, Regina. “Berk Deconstructs Trees to Examine Their Roles,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 9, 2002, p. 19.
Hackett, Regina. “Northwest Pluck at BAM - Annual Strikes a Fresh Chord in New Digs,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 23, 2001, pp. E1 and E2.
Hackett, Regina. “Against the Odds,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 16, 2001.
Hackett, Regina. “Empowerment - in the Flesh: Seattle Artist Donnabelle Casis Finds Freedom from Not Fitting in with Paintings of Heavenly Body Parts,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 10, 2000, pp. F1 and F3.
Hackett, Regina. “When Vision Exceeds Budget Artist Trust Grants Can Bridge the Gap”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 3, 2000.
Hackett, Regina. “1999 Northwest Annual: A Very Good Year at Bellevue Museum,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 12, 1999.